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Annette Wright

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  • Berkley Street Series Books 1 - 9

  • Haunted House and Ghost Stories Collection
  • By: Ron Ripley
  • Narrated by: Thom Bowers
  • Length: 66 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Shane Ryan is returning to his hometown of Nashua and the childhood memories that have haunted him throughout his adult life. The sinister demon lurking behind his family home threatens to spill over and destroy all he holds near and dear...spurring Shane on a journey that will challenge everything he knows about himself and the world. This audiobook set contains all nine of the thrilling supernatural novels in this best-selling series.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This is really bad!

  • By B. Yarde on 21-09-18

Entertaining enough

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

Not scary or original but entertaining enough to pass the time. Well narrated but editing errors are irritating.

  • Hydra

  • An Episode of Six Stories
  • By: Matt Wesolowski
  • Narrated by: Tim Bruce, Jane Slavin, Kris Dyer, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 128

In November 2014 Arla Macleod bludgeoned her mother, father and sister to death with a hammer. Now incarcerated at a medium-security mental-health institution, Arla will speak to no one but Scott King, an investigative journalist, whose Six Stories podcasts have become an internet sensation. King finds himself immersed in an increasingly complex case, interviewing five witnesses and Arla herself as he questions whether Arla's responsibility for the massacre was a diminished as her legal team made out.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Repetitive interruptions

  • By Pooella DeVille on 16-03-18

Original, excellent and thought provoking

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

Original, excellent and thought provoking, this 6 part story kept me riveted. Compelling and emotional, a very affecting story. Well narrated.

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  • Valhalla

  • A Shrouded World, Book 4
  • By: Mark Tufo, John O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 48

In this explosive fourth installment of the popular A Shrouded World Series, Jack is seemingly back from the dead. Mike and Trip are in a desperate bid to help their friend before he falls victim to whatever is plaguing the inhabitants of Valhalla. New enemies are exposed along with new found friends, but will it be enough to stop the tides of time? Follow along, as our heroes embark on their most dangerous quest yet. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant<br />

  • By Mark on 05-12-18

A great turn for this series

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

I love the be direction this series has turned into. I really don't feel I can say much without spoilers but I found this book more harrowing and exciting than the others have been, and I thoroughly enjoyed the others. Trip continues to be incredibly funny and perplexing whilst Mike and especially Jack go through some serious difficulty and pain. Brilliantly written as always from Mark Tufo and John O'Brien and as ever, Sean Runnette brings the story and characters alive with his skilful narration.

  • Zombie Fallout

  • Zombie Fallout, Book 1
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429

This is the story of Michael Talbot, his family, and his friends: a band of ordinary people trying to get by in extraordinary times. When disaster strikes, Mike, a self-proclaimed survivalist, does his best to ensure the safety and security of those he cares for. Book one of the Zombie Fallout Trilogy follows our lead character at his self-deprecating, sarcastic best. What he encounters along the way leads him down a long dark road, always skirting the edge of insanity.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Just not for me . . .

  • By Simon on 09-01-16

Fantastic start to a fantastic series

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

Wonderful characters that you fall in love with straight away. Witty humour that makes the whole thing feel more real. Immersing start to a long zombie series. I Love it!

Sean Runnette IS the voice of Mike Talbot. Excellent narration that brings the book alive.

  • Craven Manor

  • By: Darcy Coates
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

Daniel is desperate for a job. When someone slides a note under his door offering him the groundskeeper’s position at an old estate, it seems too good to be true. Alarm bells start ringing when he arrives at Craven Manor. The mansion’s front door hangs open, and leaves and cobwebs coat the marble foyer. It’s clear no one has lived there in a long time. But an envelope waits for him inside the doorway. It contains money and promises more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable and fast paced.

  • By Stacey Cole on 21-10-18

Enjoyable, not scary

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

I enjoyed this book. I didn't find it scary but I did find it interesting and wanted to know what happens next. It has sentimental moments and moments of much action and danger. Worth a listen.

  • Winter's Rising

  • Dystance, Book 1
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 33

From birth to death, The War is all the citizens of Dystance know. As children it is drilled into their heads that war is the purpose behind all existence. Winter doesn't agree. She's stumbled across remnants of life the way it was before The War began, and now she longs to be as free as her ancestors. With help from her best friend Cedar and the boy she is forbidden to love, Tallow. She believes she can do it. Winter can see a life beyond the Pickets, beyond the constant hunger and the threat of death, beyond the war machine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Philomena Marsh on 08-10-18

A different but no less brilliant Tufo story

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

If you're a Tufo fan, this story is very different to his others but no less entertaining or affecting. If you haven't read Tufo before, don't expect all his stories to be like this. What is no different however, is his fabulous storytelling and wonderfully alive characters.

I listened to he original version when it was first released and enjoyed the story. This is definitely a smoother listen and he change to Sean Runnette makes it feel like a "proper" Tufo story.

  • Cedar's Conflict

  • Dystance, Book 2
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 30

Secrets are uncovered along with new enemies. Strange allies enter the ever-expanding war. Will Winter and Cedar be able to fight their way to freedom or will they be dragged further into the conflict? Follow along as our heroines discover more than they could ever hope for or want, in this action-packed romp that will have you trying to find the edge of the seat you fell off of.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't like the final third (Spoilers)

  • By Mr L. on 18-09-18

A brilliant new direction

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

I am a huge fan of Mark Tufo I thoroughly enjoyed the first Dystance book and have patiently waited for the sequel. Was Cedar's conflict worth the wait? Absolutely! This second book completely blew my expectations. Tufo has taken it in a direction I hadn't even considered and I can't recommend it highly enough, particularly for fans of Tufo's other series.

As ever, Sean Runnette does a fantastic job of narrating the story.

  • Lifting the Veil: Fallen

  • Lifting the Veil, Book 1
  • By: John O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Mark Gagliardi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

Humanity is plunging down a slippery slope of morality. Righteous attitudes abound with malice, hatred, and discontent prevailing in the currents riding through humankind. In the spiritual planes, battles between the light and darkness are being fought over souls for their very existence. Assailed on all sides, heaven is left with no choice but to open the seven seals. The horsemen are summoned and ride forth. Conquest, the drums of war, hunger, and death are felt by all. Humanity is left standing on the brink where the slightest tremor will send it plunging into the abyss.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not my thing

  • By Annette Wright on 06-07-18

Good but not my thing

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

I love John O'Brien's books and loved the look of this. However, I just didn't enjoy it. The long periods of exposition with no real action or interaction made the story drag for me. I lost interest sadly.

  • Green Fields: Incubation

  • By: Adrienne Lecter
  • Narrated by: Tess Irondale
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

All Dr. Brianna Lewis wants is a cup of coffee. Coffee to make slaving away in her cell culture lab at Green Fields Biotech a little more bearable on a Friday afternoon when everyone is home already. What she doesn't count on is a group of terrorists blowing up all the entrances to the building and taking her and a select few others hostage. Bree soon finds herself conflicted. Not only does she know their charismatic leader, she also starts to suspect that there is a lot more to this than the hunt for an illegal bioweapon....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great, fresh idea

  • By Annette Wright on 07-06-18

Great, fresh idea

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

A new idea to me so I found it refreshing. I like Bree, the scientist. She has guts and intelligence. She's a bit ditsy at times, naive and is easily thrown off her stride by Nate. And she seems to scowl at almost anything! Every 30 seconds she scowls at someone, usually Nate. It's a little irritating. She's a smart woman but the only come backs she can manage are lame so she scowls. It's not bad enough to stop listening though.
The story is good. I enjoyed putting the pieces together and the reveals of back story and new information are well woven into the story. It flows well and the characters are interesting. I'm looking forward to listening to the second book.

  • Outbreak

  • Green Fields, Book 2
  • By: Adrienne Lecter
  • Narrated by: Tess Irondale
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Chased by hordes of zombies, Nate and Bree flee the city with what remains of their merry band of miscreants. But even when most of them survive the first day, they are far from safe - because there is no safe place left. The fight for survival forces them to become resourceful, and soon they realize that the undead might not be their only problem. In this new world, it's each man or woman out for themselves - and just because someone has a pulse doesn't necessarily mean they make a good ally.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Amazon Customer on 27-02-17

Bit disappointed with this second book

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

Bit disappointed with this second book. Our main character, Bree has changed from the highly intelligent scientist to a lovesick teenager. She's worrying more about Nate ignoring her than she is about living through the zombie apocalypse! And she's still scowling every 30 seconds which is getting really old now.
The story itself is good and there are some good characters in it. But it just feels like a teen angst book with zombies.