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  • The Undead, Part 10

  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Dan Morgan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 241

After cutting through fences in the safari park and an epic battle between a gorilla and a lion, Howie and his group make it back to the fort. Day 14 culminates with a vicious battle during a storm so huge it changes the landscape around them, leaving Nick with no choice but to tackle the doctor and his men alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing stories loved every book

  • By lucy on 09-04-16

Fantastic book

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

loving this book and looking forward to the next installment of Howie and the team's survival story.

  • The Undead: Part 1

  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Dan Morgan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 600
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568

A deadly infection spreads across Europe. The Undead series: a terrifying account of one man desperately struggling to survive this harrowing event day by day. Part one - days one to three. Howie is at home on a rare Friday night off work when an infection which has rapidly spread across Europe hits his hometown on the South Coast of England. Luck sees him through the first night when many others are taken down and infected, only to rise again as the undead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliantly addictive!!

  • By Danny on 25-03-15

I Can't wait for more.

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

Reviewed: 22-08-18

I loved the start of this series, a super very British apocalypse! Howies character is developing brilliantly....

  • The Core

  • The Demon Cycle, Book 5
  • By: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 30 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,536
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,445
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,439

Sunday Times and New York Times best-selling author Peter V. Brett brings one of the most imaginative fantasy sagas of the 21st century to an epic close. The war has begun.... For time out of mind, bloodthirsty demons have stalked the night, culling the human race to scattered remnants dependent on half-forgotten magics to protect them. Two heroes arose - men as close as brothers yet divided by bitter betrayal.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dissapointing end to a series that petered out.

  • By Tom on 18-02-18

Thoroughly enjoyed this finale!

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

Reviewed: 13-06-18

This was a very exciting end to the series, brilliantly performed by Colin Mace. had me hooked from the beginning to end.

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,551
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,087

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her 'our little genius'. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stunning read

  • By Simon on 19-01-14

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 06-11-14

A very gripping story with well developed characters. Very well narrated with the perfect voice for the main character. I was on the edge of my seat for most of the book.

It has huge potential for developing more stories in this world, I'd definitely read any sequels/prequels.

The end got a little too strange and left me feeling a bit empty though.

  • The Beautiful Ashes

  • Broken Destiny, Book 1
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions of strange realms just beyond her own. But when her sister goes missing, Ivy discovers the truth is far worse - her hallucinations are real, and her sister is trapped in a parallel realm. And the one person who believes her is the dangerously attractive guy who's bound by an ancient legacy to betray her. Adrian might have turned his back on those who raised him, but that doesn't mean he can change his fate, no matter how strong a pull he feels toward Ivy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing, definitely worth the money

  • By michelle hughes on 26-08-14

Sadly Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 06-11-14

I am a big fan of Jeanine Frost and her supernatural worlds and have enjoyed every book until this one.
The character development was poor, I didn't care much about the characters even at the end of the book. The main character is whiny and annoying and her relationships with other characters don't develop anywhere. Her 'Love' for the Hero is unconvincing and shallow.
The concept of the supernatural world is a good one with huge potential, but this book unfortunately doesn't do it justice.
I really wanted to like this book and I finished it out of respect to the previous books. Sadly Disappointed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Grave Peril

  • The Dresden Files, Book 3
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,436
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,259

Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden has had a rough couple of weeks. As the only openly practicing professional wizard in the Chicago area, he has squared off against a multitude of supernatural bad guys. Harry has won the day against demons, poltergeists, sorcerers, trolls, vampires, werewolves, and even an evil faerie godmother. You might think nothing could spook him. You would be wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Never a dull moment!

  • By M on 02-01-15

Entertaining but Exhausting

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

Reviewed: 17-01-14

I am new to the Dresden Files so I haven't listened to the rest of the series yet.
I enjoyed the story, but I found the book a bit exhausting. It's like watching an action film that is non stop action for hours and hours. I think I needed just a little more 'down time' (for want of a better phrase) where we get to know the characters a little better. I am no writer but the 'down time' in stories helps build up to the exciting action scenes.
Good Narration and I will definitely listen to the next book before I give up on this series.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Host

  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 22 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 871
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too-vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impressive

  • By indigodreamer on 14-11-11

Fantastic Story

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

Reviewed: 18-12-13

I didn't want the story to end, I was thoroughly sucked in to the story and the characters. Fantastic to listen to. I like Kate Reading as a narrator too.

  • The Cuckoo's Calling

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 1
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,790
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,961
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,937

When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case.Strike is a war veteran - wounded both physically and psychologically - and his life is in disarray. The case gives him a financial lifeline, but it comes at a personal cost: the more he delves into the young model's complex world, the darker things get - and the closer he gets to terrible danger...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Roberto on 23-06-13

A story to grip you

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

Reviewed: 27-09-13

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was hooked right from the first chapter, very well composed and excellent narration. Highly recommended!

  • Oh Dear Silvia

  • By: Dawn French
  • Narrated by: Dawn French, James Fleet, Llewella Gideon, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 905
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 909

Who is in Coma Suite Number 5? A matchless lover? A supreme egotist? A selfless martyr? A bad mother? A cherished sister? A selfish wife? All of these. For this is Silvia Shute, who has always done exactly what she wants. Until now, when her life suddenly, shockingly stops. Her past holds a terrible secret, and now that she is unconscious in a hospital bed, her constant stream of visitors are set to uncover the mystery of her broken life. Meanwhile she must lie there, victim of the beloveds, the borings, the babblings and the plain bonkers. Like it or not, the truth is about to pay Silvia a visit. Again, and again and again...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious!!!!

  • By Indigoleopard on 01-11-12

Hilarious and Sad

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-12-12

Very well written and thought provoking, I liked how it was narrated and the character development was excellent. Only Dawn French could write something so desperately sad and hilarious at the same time.

  • A Quick Bite

  • By: Lynsay Sands
  • Narrated by: Victoria McGee
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Lissianna has been spending her centuries pining for Mr. Right, not just a quick snack, and this sexy guy she finds in her bed looks like he might be a candidate. But there's another, more pressing issue: her tendency to faint at the sight of blood . . . an especially annoying quirk for a vampire. Of course it doesn't hurt that this man has a delicious-looking neck. What kind of cold-blooded vampire woman could resist a bite of that?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Tale but Terrible Narrator

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-02-14

Disappointed

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-10-12

I gave this book a good few hours but it just got too cringe-worthy. The Character definition is poor - lots of characters introduced in a short space of time with nothing really to tell them apart. The Author keeps describing the lead character as 'smart and intelligent' but considering she's supposed to be centuries old she's quite the opposite, silly, stupid and a bit wet around the ears.

This book had so much potential, put it is predictable and immature.