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  • Come Sundown

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386

The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it's kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine's aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don't talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she's dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great saga

  • By Linda Carroll on 19-08-17

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

Really enjoyed this book. I finished it in 2 days after finding reasons to clean my house to continue listening (which is how I rate my books!) - great storyline some of which, being pregnant currently, really hit a nerve!!! Only gripe with it is that the ending was a bit too clipped. I wanted a who-dun-it massive revelation and more lengthy explanation? Other than that it was gripping and interesting

  • Locker Nine

  • A Novel of Societal Collapse
  • By: Franklin Horton
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Grace Hardwick's dad is a science fiction writer who makes his living destroying the world. When Grace decides to go away for her first year of college her dad, Robert, can't help but think of all of the potential ways that society could collapse and strand his daughter hundreds of miles from home. Then, near the end of her freshman year, it happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it

  • By Ray Zamfir on 07-09-16

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 04-12-17

I really wanted to like this book. The story had a good base..... but how some terrorist attacks can plunge the country into a lawless post apocalypse was unbelievable. There should have been either more attacks or at least more outside information as to the state of the country. I just found the whole thing really far fetched. It goes from normality to end of the world horror in 24 hours and that's just not how it'd happen. Too fast, not enough back story & felt like it was rushed along. Also having everything you need in a survival story doesn't show how they have to survive

  • Undying

  • By: Corina Bishop
  • Narrated by: Laura Jennings
  • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

To awaken and not know who you are is a crushing feeling. Panic and hysteria override all other senses. Strangers approach and terror builds within your chest. You hope these strangers, with their white lab coats, will bring an ounce of reason back to your jumbled thoughts. Instead they bring needles and knives that puncture your skin, introducing new horrors for your brain to try to comprehend. This is the life Sentra is born into at the age of 24. She is surrounded by people who only cause her agony and pay no mind to her mounting questions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book. Great story

  • By Jodie on 24-11-17

Great book. Great story

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

Reviewed: 24-11-17

so I started this book thinking it was one thing and ended it with a total other idea!!!
It was fast paced enough to keep me interested but not so fast that I had a big info-dump that gave it to me too quick. I finished it on a ??? which I love and can't wait for the next instalment. I base the greatness of books on how fast I listen to them and how many extra jobs and cleaning I do to give me an excuse to keep listening. I did this one in less than 2 days. I can't go too much into the story without giving too much away, but this is well worth a listen. It's like a mystery/sci fi/action & phycological thriller with a bit of romance all rolled into one. I can one million % see this as a movie!!!!!
Hope I don't have to wait long for the next instalment

  • Going Home

  • A Novel
  • By: A. American
  • Narrated by: Duke Fontaine
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 152

If society collapsed, could you survive?

When Morgan Carter's car breaks down 250 miles from his home, he figures his weekend plans are ruined. But things are about to get much, much worse: the country's power grid has collapsed. There is no electricity, no running water, no Internet, and no way to know when normalcy will be restored - if it ever will be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A review for the whole series so far books 1-5

  • By Gary on 17-03-15

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 22-11-17

I had very high hopes for this book. I wanted to get stuck into a series. The overall storyline is believable and I wanted to get immersed in the new way of life for the characters...... the thing that let it down was the narration. The narrator was monotone and robotic. The story swings from POV to POV with no indication of who was talking until the narrator said the name or something that indicated it was one or the other. Most of the characters sounded exactly the same so I lost the story many times. Every man sounded exactly the same so it was incredibly difficult to follow. I rate my books based on how gripped I am and how much extra cleaning I find to do in my house to keep on listening. This book made me zone out especially towards the end and I lost so much of what was going on that I couldn't even finish it.
Really disappointed

  • 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 526
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505

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

Gutted i listened to it so fast!

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

Reviewed: 29-10-17

I base my book reviews quite often on how clean my house is. What I mean by this is that I FIND things to clean in order to keep listening! This book kept me engaged and wanting more. They were believable characters.... I liked the main heroine character part strong and confident & still making mistakes. Amazing book - NOW i just need another to replace it..... which after around 4 books before hand ive returned will be a hard thing to top!!!

  • The Heart's Invisible Furies

  • By: John Boyne
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
  • Length: 21 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,383
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,231
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,233

Cyril Avery is not a real Avery, or at least that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal

  • By Kerri on 19-02-17

Oh wow

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

Reviewed: 02-05-17

I listen to a lot of books.... having hit a brick wall and getting some absolutely abysmal ones I was getting irritated and picked this at random. I am so glad I did. This was amazingly written and amazingly read. Although annoying not to come to conclusion as a story naturally would throughout, the skipping story kept me guessing . Even though you can pretty much work it out if you think about it, it didn't detract from the story and I am sad it's finished.
Cyril was so likeable I just wanted to give him a massive hug. I wanted someone to just love him and look after him 💜 - great story

35 of 35 people found this review helpful

  • Speaks the Nightbird

  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 30 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342

The Carolinas, 1699: The citizens of Fount Royal believe a witch has cursed their town with inexplicable tragedies -- and they demand that beautiful widow Rachel Howarth be tried and executed for witchcraft. Presiding over the trial is traveling magistrate Issac Woodward, aided by his astute young clerk, Matthew Corbett. Believing in Rachel's innocence, Matthew will soon confront the true evil at work in Fount Royal....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A beautifully read, chilling tale.

  • By J. PERROTT on 07-07-12

Good

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

Reviewed: 01-04-17

It did keep me guessing until the end. I like the fact that some parts make you wonder how they got from one part to another and didn't explain every single thing. The story is good and not wanting to spoil it for anyone but I like that it doesn't end as expected. I like the length as I like to get into long ones. I think more description of the characters faces I would like as I couldn't picture a lot of them. I will be getting the next installment. It's already waiting for me!

  • Free the Darkness

  • King's Dark Tidings, Book 1
  • By: Kel Kade
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 880
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 837

Raised and trained in seclusion at a secret fortress on the edge of the northern wilds of the Kingdom of Ashai, a young warrior called Rezkin is unexpectedly thrust into the outworld when a terrible battle destroys all that he knows. With no understanding of his life’s purpose and armed with masterful weapons mysteriously bestowed upon him by a dead king, Rezkin must travel across Ashai to find the one man who may hold the clues to his very existence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refreshingly excellent!

  • By Aaron on 02-10-16

Good

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

Reviewed: 03-11-16

Some of the English accents are a bit off but overall the story was well read. I like the fact that it's not all totally spelled out to you as a listener and you are kept guessing even past the end. I couldn't believe it was over as soon as it was for being such a long book. Shows how good it was. Downloaded book two already and waiting to see if it's as good as this!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Apocalypse Machine

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

A chain of subglacial volcanoes erupt in Iceland. The melting ice floods the countryside. Poisonous gas descends on Scotland. A tsunami devastates the Norwegian coastline. An ash cloud rises into the atmosphere, blotting out the sun across Europe, ushering in a new Ice Age. Dozens of nuclear power plants, flooded by ocean water, experience meltdowns. Millions perish. Many more are displaced. All on the first day.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not my favourite!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 27-03-18

Absolutely awful

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

Reviewed: 15-10-16

Story did not flow well at all. It was jumpy and disjointed and read like it was written by someone in high school not a serious author. Halfway through the book jumps to the future which in itself is fine...but then it jumps to random people with no reasoning clear behind it. The narrator is even worse. Every line is read like a newsreader. Where it starts normal and talk talk talk and then dips low
....every time! It was irritating to listen to. Absolute waste of a credit. Really annoyed also that I can't seem to be able to return it either. Bad bad bad don't waste your time

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Savage Urges

  • Phoenix Pack, Book 5
  • By: Suzanne Wright
  • Narrated by: Jill Redfield
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

As a volunteer at a shelter for lone shifters - the same one that rescued her - Makenna Wray has dedicated her life to finding homes for its residents. And when she discovers that a teen in her care is related to Ryan Conner, the broody, handsome-as-sin enforcer of the Phoenix Pack, she's eager to help connect the two. She just wasn't prepared to feel a connection of her own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love phoenix pack

  • By Kindle Customer on 30-10-18

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 22-09-16

Story was pretty predicable but it didn't detract from my enjoyment of this. The fight scene had me in tears the narrator does such an amazing job showing the emotion through her voice!!!!