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  • The Borrowed Souls, A Novel

  • By: Paul B Kohler
  • Narrated by: Tom Zainea
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

The afterlife is not at all what Jack Duffy had expected. A failed suicide attempt launches him into a world that continually tests his ability to forgive and forget. With each new soul that he's entrusted to collect, he learns more about himself and his horrific decisions in life. Through the tutelage of his befriended trainer, Jack will be compelled to make decision after decision about who gets to live and who will lose their soul.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining fantasy

  • By Raven on 08-06-19

Entertaining fantasy

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

Reviewed: 08-06-19

When the main character dies, he is offered a job as a soul collector. The plot follows him as he comes to terms with his own death and learns the tricks of the trade of his new career. I found the plot and writing to be fine, and the world-building was good. The narration and production worked well. Well worth a listen if you like modern day fantasy.

  • Slimer

  • By: Harry Adam Knight, John Brosnan, Leroy Kettle
  • Narrated by: Hannibal Hills
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

When a yacht being used to smuggle drugs sinks, the six smugglers must seek refuge the only place they can - an abandoned oil rig in the middle of the sea. But there's something strange about this oil rig. For one thing, it looks more like a scientific research facility. And for another, there are no people - only piles of clothes with no bodies in them. It soon becomes clear that something is loose on the rig. Something deadly. It's stalking them, one by one, but it's not just a horrible death they have to fear - it's what comes after.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Modern Horror with a classic feel

  • By Taylor on 08-05-19

Horror on an oil rig

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

Reviewed: 05-05-19

When some friend find themselves cast adrift after their yacht sinks, they think they are saved when an oil rig comes into view. As you can guess, things don't go according to plan. There is quite a bit of violence and sexual content in this horror story and for me most of the characters were unlikeable. I still enjoyed the plot though with its twists and turns. It did remind me of "The Thing", so if you like that kind of story then this one might be for you. I thought the narrator did a good job of both the reading and the production.

  • Anasazi Intrigue

  • The Adventures of John and Julia Evans, Book 1
  • By: Linda Weaver Clarke
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Kashner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

When a devastating flood takes out several homes in a small town, residents are shocked by the news of also a possible poison spill that kills many of the fish and neighbor's pets. Julia, the town's newest reporter, begins her investigation but realizes the story is much bigger and more dangerous than she thought! Julia and her husband find themselves on the run trying to save their lives while finishing the story of a lifetime! She never realized that being a reporter could be so dangerous.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A nice read.

  • By Inishowen Cailin on 09-05-19

Inturigue

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

This story follows a married woman who works for her local newspaper. After a devastating flood, she finds dead fish and begins to investigate. Meanwhile, her husband discovers that someone has been plundering a nearby Anasazi historical site. The plot goes from there into mystery, intrigue and romance.
I found the story moved along at a good pace and the writing seemed well done. The narration and production were also of a good standard.

I believe this is the first book in a series, so if you like this genre, then there is more to come.

  • Fatal Reaction, Battle of the Hunted, Book 3

  • By: Michelle Ann Hollstein
  • Narrated by: Tim Jackson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Frightened, hiding from what’s hunting them in the dark, surviving humans, and aliens of the order must work together to save the planet from being devoured by the scourge. Join the survivors as they encounter the fierce, merciless creatures that follow their primal instincts to feed their hunger and procreate. Will this be the end of the human race?  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Battle of the Hunted

  • By Zoe on 01-04-19

3rd book in the series

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

Reviewed: 28-04-19

Book 3 in this series continues to follow the survivors' struggles in a world where most of the population has died. With the new threat which was introduced in book 2, they have more threats to deal with. As with the previous books, the story moved along at a good pace and the narrator did well with the text. Well worth a listen if you enjoy horror/scifi with a twist.

  • Fatal Reaction, Survival

  • Fatal Reaction
  • By: Michelle Ann Hollstein
  • Narrated by: Tim Jackson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

In the sky, ships appear. Colossal alien spacecraft hover in different locations, strategically placed around the globe. With the virus having killed off most of humanity and the arrival of the extraterrestrial ships, how will the survivors defend themselves against this new, impending threat? Join the survivors as they prepare to battle the unknown. What they're up against is much greater than anything they could ever imagine. Will humanity prevail?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Survival

  • By Zoe on 09-01-19

2nd in series

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

Reviewed: 27-04-19

Book 2 in the Fatal Reaction Series finds the survivors of an unidentified illness struggling to survive the aftermath of a world wide pandemic. They also have to deal with a mysterious arrival. I found this to be a good sequel to book one and once again the story moved along at a good pace with interesting characters. The narrator did a nice job with the text and I am looking forward to listening to the next book.

  • Fatal Reaction: The Beginning

  • By: M.A. Hollstein, Michelle Ann Hollstein
  • Narrated by: Christopher DoQui
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

People are growing ill; eyes changing color, burning up with a fever so fierce that it causes them to go crazy, attacking those around them, spreading the infection like wildfire. People are trying to escape the unknown sickness, but there is nowhere to run...nowhere to hide.... The only chance for the survival of the human race is to stay and fight. However, they're unaware of what they're fighting. What they're up against is much greater than anything they could ever imagine. This is just the beginning....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Beginning

  • By Zoe on 07-01-19

Good start to series

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

Reviewed: 26-04-19

When Flu decimates the world's population, this story tells some of the survivors' stories. The plot moves along at a good pace with interesting characters. The narrator did a decent job with the book and I am looking forward to finding out what happens next in the sequel book.

  • Neverwhere

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,024
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,699
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,702

Under the streets of London there's a world most people could never even dream of: a city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, and pale girls in black velvet. Richard Mayhew is a young businessman who is about to find out more than he bargained for about this other London. A single act of kindness catapults him out of his safe and predictable life and into a world that is at once eerily familiar and yet utterly bizarre.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully Neil Gaiman!

  • By Bookworm. on 23-12-12

Fantasy Adventure

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

Reviewed: 15-04-19

This audiobook has some interesting characters woven into the plot and the story moved along at a nice pace. It was read by the author and although I think he did a great job on the narration, I wasn't keen on the music and sound effects. Well worth a listen if you enjoy fantasy books.

  • Gray

  • The Complete Collection
  • By: Lou Cadle
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 576
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554

Pre-med student Coral is on vacation in Idaho when something terrible happens. The black cloud is followed by a wildfire and searing heat that lasts for days. She survives deep in a cave but emerges days later to find the world transformed, with blackened trees, an ash-filled sky, and no living creatures stirring - except for her. So begins her desperate journey to find water and food and other survivors...and the answer to the mystery of what happened.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating disaster survival story

  • By Erika on 13-09-17

Very good

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

Reviewed: 30-03-19

Loved book one and three, second one not so much, but overall this is a very good post-apocalyptic story about a young woman trying to survive after an event which scorches the world and turns the sky gray with ash. I thought the plot was ok, and the characters seemed consistent. You notice the changes in the protagonist as the story unfolds. The world building was sufficient to paint good imagery of a desolate landscape. Well worth a listen if you enjoy this genre. I thought the narrator did a good job of the story and the production had no distractions.

  • Black Acres

  • The Complete Collection
  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

There's no place like home.... Kim and Julian Taylor are in the market for their first home, and a visit to the secluded Beacon estate finds them enamored. It's a peculiar home, rather large and in need of some renovations. The price is right, however, and after a tour, they snap the house up without hesitation. The man who sells them the house has one last detail to share before they sign on the dotted line. The previous owners of the home disappeared under mysterious circumstances nearly eight years ago and have recently been declared dead in absentia.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • got bored by the man's voice straight away

  • By Amazon Customer on 20-05-19

Creepy

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

Reviewed: 21-03-19

This is a haunted house story. A young couple buy a rural house which stands close to a dark forest. Creepy events start happening and the story goes from there. It did come to a reasonable conclusion. I did find there was a lot of repetition in this collection, but I'm assuming this is because this audiobook is an omnibus of each of the single books in the series, therefore the author would have been recapping the plot for previous books. I thought the narrator and production were both good. Well worth a listen.

  • Station Eleven

  • By: Emily St John Mandel
  • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,461
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,344
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,346

Day one: The Georgia Flu explodes over the surface of the Earth like a neutron bomb. News reports put the mortality rate at over 99%. Week Two: Civilization has crumbled. Year Twenty: A band of actors and musicians called the Travelling Symphony move through their territories performing concerts and Shakespeare to the settlements that have grown up there. Twenty years after the pandemic, life feels relatively safe. But now a new danger looms, and it threatens the hopeful world every survivor has tried to rebuild.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not just another dystopian novel

  • By Rosalynde on 20-07-15

Good story

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

Reviewed: 16-03-19

I found this book to be very enjoyable with an interesting set of characters and plot. It didn't go in the direction I thought it would which was a nice surprise. It's also one of those books that makes you think "what if?"