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  • The Ramal Extraction

  • Cutter’s Wars, Book 1
  • By: Steve Perry
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

At the close of the 24th century, a series of revolutions has caused the galaxy to descend into chaos. With the Galactic Union’s army stretched thin, mercenary units have arisen for those who have the need - and the means - to hire them. Captained by former Detached Guerrilla Forces Colonel R. A. "Rags" Cutter, the Cutter Force Initiative is one of the best. A specialized team consisting of both aliens and humans, the Cutters offer services ranging from combat training and protection to extraction and assassination - as long as the target deserves it and their employer makes good on payday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • , and on book 2 already

  • By Walter on 30-01-19

, and on book 2 already

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

Reviewed: 30-01-19

Very clever and engaging. Yeah I only got because I'm a R. C. Bray fan, but story is really interesting. Most space opera's thave may Alien species, but really like the Vastalimi, Kay especially. But the but Rags whole team are fun to follow.

  • Commune

  • Commune, Book 1
  • By: Joshua Gayou
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408

For dinosaurs, it was a big rock. For humans: Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). When the Earth is hit by the greatest CME in recorded history (several times larger than the Carrington Event of 1859), the combined societies of the planet's most developed nations struggle to adapt to a life thrust back into the Dark Ages. In the United States, the military scrambles to speed the nation's recovery on multiple fronts including putting down riots, establishing relief camps, delivering medical aid, and bringing communication and travel back on line. Just as a real foothold is established in retaking the skies (utilizing existing commercial aircraft supplemented by military resources and ground control systems), a mysterious virus takes hold of the population, spreading globally over the very flight routes that the survivors fought so hard to rebuild.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic! Brilliant post appocolyse series!

  • By Spaniard on 04-01-18

R.C Bray and 100% human apocalypse

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

Reviewed: 20-08-18

Another great post apocalypse story. Narrated by R.C Bray it already a winner, Only this one has no Zombies or Monsters save for the ones we become once civilisation collapses and there's no more law but what we make for ourselves. You will laugh but you may also cry.

  • Commune: Book Two

  • Commune Series 2
  • By: Joshua Gayou
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 342

The survivors have come to settle in the mountains of Wyoming, fighting day in and day out to establish a home for themselves in a near-empty world. Things are good at first; scavenging is a workable, short-term solution that seems to be providing all they need. But they know that it’s only a matter of time before the food runs out. They need to scramble to find a sustainable solution before the clock stops, and for a little handful of people up in the mountains, the odds don’t seem very favorable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • When’s the next book out?

  • By Tina Jane on 07-04-18

Post Apocalypse CHECK, R.C Bray CHECK

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

Reviewed: 20-08-18

Another great post apocalypse story. Narrated by R.C Bray it already a winner, Only this one has no Zombies or Monsters save for the ones we become once civilisation collapses and there's no more law but what we make for ourselves. You will laugh but you may also cry.

  • Columbus Day

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,779
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,670
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,655

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic start to what I hope is a great series

  • By GiffRock on 02-01-17

A Beer can full of laughter called Skippy

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

Reviewed: 18-06-18

Generic plot like some of the order Space Oprahs I listened to. But this stands out a little more by being one of the funniest books I've heard. Funny yeah, but still has great story driving this Barney truck.

Only flaw I could warn you about is if you listening to in public you may not be able to stop yourself from laughing aloud.

  • The Flood

  • Arisen, Book 10
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 640
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 616
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 615

With the tide of dead lapping at the walls of London, Major Jameson must decide whether to roll the dice and lead One Troop on a desperate mission into the fallen Russian Empire, to retrieve a designer pathogen so lethal it even kills the dead....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Deluge of Action

  • By Simon on 24-08-16

Arisen series simply a must for an wishlist.

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

Reviewed: 18-05-18

This review counts for the 12 books in the Arisen series I've listened to so far, including 0.5 and 8.5. As shame on me I've not been reviewing every book individually.

Bought the first 3 book omnibus back in March 15/2018 witch is recommended as they are the 3 shortest. But series still going strong, well written and narrated.

0.5 can be listened any time but strongly recommended you get to it along with 8.5 before book 10 The Flood.

  • Genesis: Arisen, Book 0.5

  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295

Tucked away in a high-tech Tactical Operations Center, inside an isolated safehouse in the Horn of Africa, sits Agency analyst Zack Altringham. He is Kenyan-born, Princeton-educated, badly burnt-out - and condemned by his language and cultural skills to a lifetime of fighting America's shadow counter-terror wars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good prequel, read it any time!

  • By Simon on 23-07-15

Body shot in a Zombie fight. ZA Horn of Africa

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

Reviewed: 18-04-18

Any additional comments?

Set near the start of ZA, this is another great book in Arisen series. Although it's a stand alone story and yes can be read at any point.

I listen to it after book 7 as somethings that where stated and others that were hinted near end of book 7. Made me believe it may tie in with what coming in next few books.

R. C Bray still one of the best Narrator's in the business

  • A Fallen Empire Omnibus

  • Books 1-3
  • By: Lindsay Buroker
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 27 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

A fighter pilot on a mission to reunite with her daughter. A cyborg soldier on a quest to regain his humanity. Mortal enemies during the war, they must now work together to salvage a 70-year-old freighter and navigate the gauntlet of pirates, scavengers, mercenaries, and other pitfalls that stand in their way after the fall of the largest empire mankind has ever known.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very well written and performed

  • By Mr. M. Mazourov on 03-01-18

Good but not for me

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

Reviewed: 30-03-18

Any additional comments?

Other reviewers compared it to Fire Fly guess I should have listened as never really took to that show.

Fallen Empire has good characters and story behind it. But developments in story move to slow for my liking. On book 3 of Omnibus and none of the individual stories for each character progressed much.

Will give FE this, the characters personalities are clear, so you will know who you like, hate or and trust by then.

  • Arisen Omnibus Edition: Books 1-3

  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs, Glynn James
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,164

When the Zombie Apocalypse came, one country had shut down its borders in response to a major terrorist attack. Now Fortress Britain is the last bastion of the living - with 50 million beleaguered survivors facing down a world of seven billion animated corpses. And one international team of elite special operators - supremely trained and armed, always the most skilled, resolved, and unstoppable amongst us - are humanity's last best hope for survival....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good quality books really enjoyed

  • By Trevor on 25-01-15

Lonely Mall Night Shift Gold.

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

Reviewed: 21-03-18

Best take on Zombie story I've heard in a long time. And good way to start Arisen Series.
R.C.Bray as always is one of the best narrators out there.

Listen to quite a few of Audible book series over past few months. Mostly Space Oprah's. But glad I tried this, will be adding rest of Arisen Series to my wishlist but with 12 books and 2 others 0.5 & 8.5 may take a while.

On personal note maybe not the smartest choice of audible book when I working night shift alone especially in a closed Shopping Mall

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  • Space Team

  • By: Barry J Hutchison
  • Narrated by: Phil Thron
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288

Cal Carver is having a bad day. Imprisoned and forced to share a cell with a cannibalistic serial killer, Cal thinks things can't possibly get any worse. He is wrong. It's not until two-thirds of the human race is wiped out and Cal is abducted by aliens that his day really starts to go downhill. Whisked across the galaxy, Cal is thrown into a team of some of the sector's most notorious villains and scumbags.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun times in space

  • By Mr Socko on 11-02-17

A Funkin great book, A Space Book if you will.

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

Reviewed: 17-03-18

What other book might you compare Space Team to, and why?

There definitely similarly space Oprah's out there. The plot really nothing new. But has more in common with Red Dwarf in the why the characters play of each other.

Have you listened to any of Phil Thron’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Afraid I haven't, but certainly will be looking up other performances he has done.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Only by making me funking space laugh

Any additional comments?

It is a definite must if you like Space Oprah store and Comedy. Manages to tell a great story and yet no take itself to serious. It definitely knows how to stand out amongst a sea of other sci-fi books.

  • Points of Impact

  • Frontlines, Book 6
  • By: Marko Kloos
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

Earth's armed forces have stopped the Lanky advance and chased their ships out of the solar system, but for CDC officer Andrew Grayson, the war feels anything but won. On Mars, the grinding duty of flushing out the twenty-meter-tall alien invaders from their burrows underground is wearing down troops and equipment at an alarming rate. And for the remaining extrasolar colonies, the threat of a Lanky attack is ever present.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • decent sci-fi

  • By Amazon Customer on 25-10-18

Slowly dragging through space

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

Reviewed: 17-03-18

Any additional comments?

Performance Luke Daniels is top notch as always, and the continuous story is still good. But feel the last books in Frontlines series have been dragging out the story without really advising the story very far. Wee still have no insight to the Lankies overall motivation or any back story to them.