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  • The Fall

  • Burning Skies Series, Book 1
  • By: Devon C. Ford
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Cal's "honeymoon" didn't start off quite how he'd planned. For starters, he was heading somewhere he didn't actually want to go. And secondly, he was going alone and unmarried. He had no idea that his first visit to New York City would also land him in the middle of a domestic terror attack, forcing him to flee Manhattan in a desperate bid to survive. This was no ordinary terror attack. The Movement, in a misguided attempt to seize political control of the USA, unwittingly invited the destruction of their homeland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Start to a Unique Series . . .

  • By Simon on 05-12-18

An absolute cracker

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

Reviewed: 13-12-18

I'm pretty new to Devon C Ford, having read the After It Happened Series. I haven't tried his sci-fi stuff yet.

The Fall is an absolute corker. It builds up well from a running start. It leaves you guessing at where the plot lines are heading even before the narrator lets you know.

Equal amounts of mysterious behaviour and terrorism is more than enough to keep the reader guessing and I certainly found that I didn't want to stop listening.

I'm new to this narrator but he does perfectly with this story, fitting just right. I have no hesitation in recommending this book to fans of techno-thrillers, Prepper fiction and the like.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Need You Dead

  • Roy Grace, Book 13
  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,221

Lorna Belling, desperate to escape her marriage from hell, falls for the charms of another man who promises her the earth. But, as Lorna finds, life seldom follows the plans you've made. A chance photograph on a client's mobile phone changes everything for her. When the body of a woman is found in a bath in Brighton, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is called to the scene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good read

  • By Boysie on 09-12-17

The best Roy Grace yet.

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

Reviewed: 24-11-18

Despite some pretty ham fisted understanding of Police procedure, Peter James has produced an excellent book.
This novel is as twisty turny as a twisty turny thing and there are enough surprises to keep you happy. Also expect Roy’s son to be a bit of a mystery. I enjoyed this. My only advice would be for the author to not be such a grump when meeting the very people he makes a living off of ;-)

  • After It Happened

  • Publisher's Pack 2
  • By: Devon C. Ford
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 748
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 709
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 711

This publisher's pack contains Society (book three) and Hope (book four) of the After It Happened series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • High Octane Society!

  • By Simon on 27-10-17

Excellent book

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

Reviewed: 26-02-18

Although partially ruined by the use of an American narrator, this is still an excellent book. The accents are badly done and simple things like the English version of ‘lieutenant’ are incorrect.
But if you had the previous books you will be used to this by now and you really do need these to see what’s going on.

  • After It Happened

  • Publisher's Pack, Books 1 & 2
  • By: Devon C. Ford
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,088
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,037
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,038

This omnibus edition contains Survival (book 1) and Humanity (book 2) of the After It Happened series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good Story and Very Enjoyable

  • By David on 30-09-17

Great book but the choice of narrator?

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

First off, I love RC Bray as a narrator but I really don’t think he was the right choice for this series. The book is set in England and the narrator just doesn’t have the ability to do good English accents.
I heard the same narrator on other books and he was excellent. But misplaced for this series.
The story and characters are good. Some inaccuracies about Police firearms but hey it’s only a story.
I’m looking forward to getting the next in the series.

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  • Tom Clancy Point of Contact

  • Jack Ryan Jr., Book 3
  • By: Mike Maden
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 181

Former U.S. Senator Weston Rhodes is a defense contractor with an urgent problem. His company needs someone to look over the books of Dalfan Technologies, a Singapore company—quickly. He turns to his old friend Gerry Hendley for help. Hendley Associates is one of the best financial analysis firms in the country and the cover for The Campus, a top-secret American intelligence agency. Rhodes asks for two specific analysts, Jack Ryan Jr., and Paul Brown, a mild-mannered forensic accountant.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Starts well - then gets worse

  • By One in Ten on 30-06-17

Back to how it should be

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

Finally a Jack Ryan ain’t novel that is worthy of the name.
Jack Jnr is sent on an overt mission to the Far East to audit a company which is being taken over by a US firm. But the North Koreans have other ideas.
Much more reminiscent of the original Campus novel. I very much enjoyed this one and Scot Brick does his usual work with the narration.

  • East of Hounslow

  • By: Khurrum Rahman
  • Narrated by: Waleed Akhtar
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

Javid - call him Jay - is a dope dealer living in West London. He goes to mosque on Friday, and he's just bought his pride and joy - a BMW. He lives with his mum, and life seems sweet. But his world is about to turn upside down. Because MI5 have been watching him, and they think he's just the man they need for a delicate mission. One thing's for sure: now he's a long way east of Hounslow, Jay's life will never be the same again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Paul on 10-01-18

Great book

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

I really enjoyed this book. Some light hearted moments on what is a very serious subject.
Engaging narrator and good characters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Midnight Line

  • Jack Reacher, Book 22
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,067
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,068

Jack Reacher takes an aimless stroll past a pawn shop in a small Midwestern town. In the window he sees a West Point class ring from 2005. It's tiny. It's a woman cadet's graduation present to herself. Why would she give it up? Reacher's a West Pointer, too, and he knows what she went through to get it. Reacher tracks the ring back to its owner, step by step, down a criminal trail leading west. Like Big Foot come out of the forest, he arrives in the deserted wilds of Wyoming. All he wants is to find the woman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reacher's Fine Lines

  • By Simon on 07-11-17

Excellent Reacher Fare

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

Reviewed: 11-11-17

The return of Jack Reacher in this book is one of the best. Ok you have to suspend disbelief but so what. A well crafted and thought out tale with the normal splendid narration. Well worth one of your listening credits.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • War with Russia

  • An urgent warning from senior military command
  • By: General Sir General Sir Richard Shirreff
  • Narrated by: General Sir Richard Shirreff, Michael Fenner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 145

Closely modeled on his NATO experience of war gaming future conflicts, War with Russia is a chilling account of where we are heading if we fail to recognise the threat posed by the Russian president. Written by the recently retired Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe and endorsed by senior military figures, this audiobook shows how war with Russia could erupt, with the bloodiest and most appalling consequences, if the necessary steps are not taken urgently.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hugely important insight clumsily delivered.

  • By Flying Tiger on 31-05-17

On the whole, excellent

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

Reviewed: 20-09-17

The true successor to Tom Clancy is born.

The insight of Clancy into the workings of the US military has been mirrored by the work of ex NATO General Shirreff.

Written in a fast paced, amiable way and hindered only by a tendency to over explain, this is an excellent book and I eagerly await the next.

  • Home Invasion

  • The Survivalist Series, Book 8
  • By: A. American
  • Narrated by: Duke Fontaine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

Morgan and his extended family could see the light at the end of the tunnel, dim though it may be. There was the promise of power once again. The plant was being repaired, and it looked as though it may actually run. While it meant lots of hard, sweaty work, the reward was worth the investment. The farm was growing strong, and community involvement was good. People were finally coming to terms with the fact that they needed to work together. So far Mother Nature had been on their side. But that, too, was about to change.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • most boring yet in series

  • By USATundra on 26-07-17

The Best Yet

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

Reviewed: 08-08-17

With a real twist in the tail, this has to be my favourite of this series.
It seems that some production has gone into this on the writing front and the story is more engaging than some of the previous books.
The narration by Duke Fontaine is excellent and it's a thoroughly enjoyable listen.
My only criticism is the over use of 'laughing' in various scenes.
Listen closely and you will see what I mean.

  • Valley of Vengeance

  • The Borrowed World Series, Book 5
  • By: Franklin Horton
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 25

In this fifth installment in The Borrowed World Series, human resources manager Alice Watkins is finally making it home. In her journey across Virginia, she experiences a country disintegrating and collapsing in on itself in the wake of a nationwide terror attack. Her trip home is agonizing; her experiences indescribable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book

  • By Anonymous User on 11-08-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 23-07-17

Franklin Horton cannot put a foot wrong with this series of books. The main protagonist, Jim, is believable and it is easy to empathise with him. The narration is brilliant.

Keep them coming Franklin.