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  • Fever!

  • Zombie Rules, Book 6
  • By: David Achord
  • Narrated by: Graham Halstead
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Zach Gunderson and his family have made a home at Mount Weather. Everything seems to be working, and the president's dream of reestablishing the US is progressing, but then, disaster strikes. After being vaccinated, two survivor groups in Ohio become infected, unleashing an apparent new strain of the zombie virus. Through Zach's investigation, he finds a traitor in their midst who is trying to sabotage the rebirth of America by any means necessary.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic

  • By Anonymous User on 31-12-18

Not a perfect book for a great serie

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-08-18

Performance of this book was as good as the others have been, but I found this story boring and not in the same level as others have been. This was more like a documentary without emotions...

  • The Stone Man

  • A Science Fiction Horror Novel
  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,962
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,848
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,840

Nobody knew where it came from. Nobody knew why it came. When an eight-foot-tall man made of stone appears in the middle of a busy city center one July afternoon, two-bit (and antisocial) reporter Andy Pointer assumes it's just a publicity stunt. Indeed, so does everyone else...until the Stone Man begins to walk, heading silently through the wall of the nearest building, flattening it, and killing several people inside as a result.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Original British SF...absolutely loved it!!

  • By Jude on 12-07-15

Interesting story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-07-16

I liked the story and characters. The only annoying thing was those no so loud beeps. Even though those were not loud, but because those were not related to story I started to get annoyed because of them.

  • Runaway

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,232

In 1965, five teenage friends fled Glasgow for London to pursue their dream of musical stardom. Yet before year's end three returned, and returned damaged. In 2015, a brutal murder forces those three men, now in their 60s, to journey back to London and finally confront the dark truth they have run from for five decades. Runaway is a crime novel covering 50 years of friendships solidified and severed, dreams shared and shattered and passions lit and extinguished.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great listen!

  • By jane on 02-01-15

Great road story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-15

Easy to listen and well performed. It was easy and interesting to follow the story on two different time.

  • Butcher’s Crossing

  • By: John Williams
  • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 84

In the 1870s, Will Andrews, fired up by Emerson to seek "an original relation to nature," drops out of Harvard and heads west. He washes up in Butcher's Crossing, a small Kansas town full of restless men looking for ways to make money and ways to waste it. One of these men regales Will with tales of the immense buffalo herds hidden away in the Colorado Rockies and convinces him to join an expedition to track them down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly Good

  • By Simon on 31-08-15

Not for Western lovers

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-15

I found this book boring to listen. There were no characters interesting enough and the story itself was a bit too dull.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Jack of Diamonds

  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 26 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

Born and raised in a poor, working-class family in Toronto, Jack Spayd is the son of an unhappy marriage. After being taken under the wing of "Miss Frostbite", the owner of a local jazz club, Jack becomes a gifted musician, playing piano and harmonica. Fame and the allure of gambling takes him to Vegas, and prospects of fortune take him to the Belgian Congo, where he's heard it's possible to earn big money working in the most dangerous parts of the local copper mines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Masterpiece!!

  • By Joykie Burger on 26-09-13

Really good book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-07-15

Story and narrating was a good combo, entertaining and it was a pleasure to continue hearing of the story after a break.

  • Mercy

  • Department Q, Book 1
  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,611
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,608

The unabridged, digital audiobook edition of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s Mercy, Scandinavia’s new bestselling crime phenomenon. Read by the actor Steven Pacey. At first the prisoner scratches at the walls until her fingers bleed. But there is no escaping the room. With no way of measuring time, her days, weeks, months go unrecorded. She vows not to go mad. She will not give her captors the satisfaction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Danish Noire superbly read by Steven Pacey

  • By Nick on 08-02-13

I enjoyed this book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-14

What did you like most about Mercy?

Story is well written and not too easy to figure out who was the "bad guy"

What was one of the most memorable moments of Mercy?

Wounded older police as main character is not a new approach to this genre, but chracters were well created and interesting, so I wuold recommend this book to anyone who likes detective stories.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I am listening mostly when I am driving in my car and sometimes I was sitting some time after I stopped my car to my office's parking place, just to hear a bit more about the story.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • 11.22.63

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,059
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,049

What if you could go back in time and change the course of history?11.22.63, the date that Kennedy was shot - unless.... King takes his protagonist Jake Epping, a high school English teacher from Lisbon Falls, Maine, 2011, on a fascinating journey back to 1958 - from a world of mobile phones and iPods to a new world of Elvis and JFK, of Plymouth Fury cars and Lindy Hopping, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill who becomes the love of Jake's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Return to top form

  • By John on 14-12-11

What can I say,

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-13

because I am a huge fan of Stephen King. I know that he has his great books as well as not so great ones, but I really like how he is telling the story and how he makes his characters live and act. This story is well written and for a fan like me it's a perfect book to listen. Narrator made a good job and I liked every minute with this book...

  • The Hunger Games: Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 1

  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,500
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,843
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,853

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, robotic reading.

  • By Rhiannon on 15-05-12

Not only for teenagers

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-13

I had my doubts, because this book is targeted to teenagers more than person my age, so it took me a while to start listening the book: after I started I found myself liking the story a lot. Carolyn McCormick was a perfect person to narrate this story.

  • The Woodcutter

  • By: Reginald Hill
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,576
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,022
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,012

Wolf Hadda's life was a fairytale - successful businessman and adored husband. But a knock on the door one morning ends it all. Universally reviled, thrown into prison, Wolf retreats into silence. Seven years later Wolf begins to talk to the prison psychiatrist and receives parole to return home. But there's a mysterious period in Wolf's past when he was known as the Woodcutter. Now the Woodcutter is back, looking for truth and revenge...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Woodcutter

  • By jackie Hammond on 23-05-11

Good "old style" story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-13

I really enjoyed this book even though the language was a bit difficult for me in start, because I am more familiar when listening US English. Narrator really made this story live and I enjoyed his style to read the book and act the characters. Story was tempting and I found myself listening this book more often than normally.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Swan Song

  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 34 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 885
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 709
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 709

Facing down an unprecedented malevolent enemy, the government responds with a nuclear attack. America as it was is gone forever, and now every citizen - from the President of the United States to the homeless on the streets of New York City - will fight for survival. In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, earth's last survivors have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil, that will decide the fate of humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Long but worth the effort

  • By Rob on 19-11-12

Great book to listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-12-12

This was my third english audiobook and I really enjoyed to listen this. Even though that story was a bit "too easy" I enjoyed the story and storytelling by the reader. It was always obvious who was speaking and that made the story easy to follow.

I recommend this book to anyone who likes books from this genre.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful