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  • Last Man Standing

  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

Friendships forged in the heat of combat can be stronger than anything. So when SAS trooper Matt Standing is told that the former Navy SEAL who saved his life is in trouble, he doesn't hesitate to go to his aid - even if that means flying halfway around the world to Los Angeles. Navy SEAL-turned-bodyguard Bobby-Ray Barnes has been accused of killing the man he was supposed to be protecting. Three other bodyguards were also killed, and now Bobby-Ray is on the run. The dead client was a Russian oligarch with connections to the Kremlin. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like My Old Leather Jacket!

  • By Simon on 01-02-19

Good story, with it being plausible in real life

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

Reviewed: 10-02-19

Thoroughly enjoyed it and really did not want to stop listening to it. 1st of his books I have listen too and will now try more.

  • The Forever, Part III

  • The Forever, Book 3
  • By: Craig Robertson
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

As a horrific war with the ruthless Berrillians heats up, a new, more deadly threat arises - a mythical race known as the Last Nightmare, intent on destroying the universe. Once more, fate calls upon Jon Ryan. An alliance is made between old friends and bitter enemies. Cooperation is the only thing that might just save them all. But all the fighting, all the death, and all the suffering are changing Jon. With each passing crisis, his humanity ebbs further and further away.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as the previous two book's

  • By Rogeraee on 27-01-19

Not as good as the previous two book's

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

Reviewed: 27-01-19

I really did struggle to finish this 3rd book. From the beginning to the end I found it boring, at least the earlier books I wanted to keep listening, not with this one. Glad there will be no more as I think John Ryan is well played out.

  • The Forever, Part II

  • The Forever, Book 2
  • By: Craig Robertson
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

Endless fighting. Hopeless odds. Then things got worse. Jon Ryan has beaten the odds so far. He saved humanity from a sinister alien threat, and he stopped the insane android president of the United States three separate times. But the president won't stay dead, and a super race threatens to end Jon's hopes for a peaceful future. Jon's mind-boggling alien technology has been enough to keep everyone alive. But, just when there's reason for hope, a new, more deadly race sets its sights on him. This threat may just be unstoppable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly Brilliant

  • By Martyn on 04-09-18

Looking forward to book 3

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

Reviewed: 31-12-18

Enjoying the series very much now moving on to book 3 and hoping it is as enjoyable

  • The Forever

  • The Forever, Book 1
  • By: Craig Robertson
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

Jupiter, thrown off orbit, will destroy Earth in less than a century. Jon Ryan volunteers for the most ambitious, desperate mission ever conceived: His consciousness must be transferred into an experimental android host, where he'll live an immortal - and lonely - life. Jon's only companion on his 50-year voyage is his ship's irritable AI. The US president wants Jon dead and is willing to sacrifice his own people to eliminate Jon. An alien species has vowed a holy war to eliminate all humans, either on Earth or wherever they might run. Only Jon can protect humans from their enemies.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • sorry . but no...

  • By Gary on 09-11-18

Enjoyed especially towards to later half.

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

New twist on the the world of politics containing evil at the same time. Looking forward to the next 2 berks I have already purchased.

  • A House Divided

  • Terran Armor Corps, Book 4
  • By: Richard Fox
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 62

When Roland and his lance rescue an Ibarra crew from a Kesaht attack, those saved become a pawn in a conspiracy that could turn the galaxy against all of humanity. Earth’s senior leaders must sacrifice the captured crew to preserve the peace, or risk war with the Ibarra Nation. But Stacey Ibarra and her lieutenants have plans of their own. Roland, torn between his duty as a Templar and his loyalty to his home world, is thrust into the struggle between the Ibarras and Earth. He must choose between the factions, and there will be no turning back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story development

  • By John on 11-01-19

Long time since last in series disappointing

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

Was looking for forward to it coming out, but rather disappointing seems to have lost all the human touch, not sure of the next, maybe another long time. Not the best.

  • Not Alone: Second Contact

  • By: Craig A. Falconer
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321

When a massive meteor lights up the sky over the remote island of Kerguelen, the world holds its breath. In Birchwood, Colorado, Dan McCarthy gets to work. Following his incredible experiences of the previous year, Dan knows this was no natural occurrence. The Messengers are back - to finish what they started - and they didn't come all this way for nothing....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A refreshing take and a very enjoyable book.

  • By J The Tech Guy on 31-07-18

Great read loved it.

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

It was fine and the two book saga was just right any more ans it would become boring. Great read.

  • Not Alone

  • By: Craig A. Falconer
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 22 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,114
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,106

When Dan McCarthy stumbles upon a folder containing evidence of the conspiracy to end all conspiracies - a top-level alien cover-up - he leaks the files without a second thought. The incredible truth revealed by Dan's leak immediately captures the public's imagination, but Dan's relentless commitment to exposing the cover-up and forcing disclosure quickly earns him some enemies in high places.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun yarn with some unexpected twists.

  • By Bad Monkey on 26-04-17

Great read and very plausible.<br />

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

Reviewed: 28-10-18

A little different to what I have been listening to and a wonderful change as it is more like the real world of politics containing all the lies and deceit that we hear every day.

  • Mavericks

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 6
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,524
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,457
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,454

The remnants of the Expeditionary Force stranded on the alien-controlled planet "Paradise" get a chance to prove themselves, in a simple off-world training mission with a ship full of teenage alien cadets. When the mission goes horribly wrong and the survival of everyone on Paradise is at risk, the Merry Band of Pirates may have to come to the rescue. Unless they get killed first.... 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Skippy Shandy?

  • By Simon on 28-09-18

As good as the rest in the series

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

Reviewed: 13-10-18

I can probably understand how by now many maybe getting a little bored with very similar happenings, however, each has a suttle difference. On to the next.

  • Zero Hour

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 5
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,326
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,199

United Nations Special Operations Command sent an elite expeditionary force of soldiers and pilots out on a simple recon mission, and somehow along the way they sparked an alien civil war. Now the not-at-all-merry band of pirates is in desperate trouble, again. Their stolen alien starship is falling apart, thousands of light years from home. The ancient alien AI they nicknamed Skippy is apparently dead, and even if they can by some miracle revive him, he might never be the same.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • There Ain't No Stopping Us Now!

  • By Simon on 08-02-18

Another enjoyable listen

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

Books get more and more intriging, not sure how much longer they go on as eventually the pirates must die of old age. Great listen.

  • Black Ops

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 4
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,272
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,138

The elite crew of the pirate ship UNS Flying Dutchman had a simple mission: determining whether the Thuranin are sending another starship to Earth. Along the way, they became sidetracked by securing a future for the UNEF troops on the planet Paradise. When asked whether Earth was now safe, their ancient alien AI responded "Not so much"...now they have to deal with the consequences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Super-Skippy-Just-Fantastic-Expeditionary-Force!

  • By Simon on 27-09-17

Another great book in the series

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

Reviewed: 23-09-18

Enjoyed the book very much and again looking forward to the next which I have already acquired.