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  • Immortal

  • The Immortal Series, Book 1
  • By: Gene Doucette
  • Narrated by: Steve Carlson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Surviving 60,000 years takes cunning and more than a little luck. But in the 21st century, Adam confronts new dangers - someone has found out what he is, a demon is after him, and he has run out of places to hide. Worst of all, he has had entirely too much to drink.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Original and exciting ideas delivered in a boring box

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-06-17

Original and exciting ideas delivered in a boring box

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

I really liked the beginning of the story but about half way through I realised that not a lot had happened and I was starting to get bored. The fact that the guy likes to drink gets a bit tedious, he doesn't do anything fun when he is drunk. Just reminisces constantly, which is what most alcoholics do I guess. The back stories and anecdotes get a bit tiresome after a while and the main story plays second fiddle for some time. The writing style can be a bit laborious at times: constantly over explaining where little to none is needed. Also, there were several sections which had no need to be in the book, they may have even been full chapters and they didn't add anything. The dialogue could be terrible at times with forced attempts at humour. There were good points, some nice zany touches, interesting and entertaining ideas for characters and I really like the overall concept, just needs a good editor on board to chop out the tedious stuff. The narrator is a good narrator, but I think he doesn't suit the story. The protagonist is meant to be physically 34, but the narrator is over 60. This adds to the annoying interruptions in that it feels that a rambling old favourite uncle has just, yet again, interrupted the story to tell a vaguely amusing but tangential anecdote. I liked the beginning and the final finale, but the middle three fifths could really be better.

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  • Fear the Future

  • The Fear Saga, Book 3
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 20 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,687
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,564
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,553

Piloted by a six-year-old girl, the godlike Skalm guards the Districts of TASC. Her family is long dead. Her adopted father is a synthetic copy of an alien, her nanny an artificial mind connected via subspace to every part of the globe, feeding the young girl information, finding prey to satiate her growing thirst. But the young girl is an innocent, a victim, one of millions the war has already claimed. Her innocence has been sacrificed by a man with singular purpose: a man who will stop at nothing in order to prepare Earth for the coming conflict.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow.....but what to do now?

  • By Mr D Hamilton on 18-02-16

Exciting but boring, original but cliched, compelling but uninspiring

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

Reviewed: 28-11-16

A difficult story to finish, I nearly gave up but it was definitely worth wading through the rubbish as this author has some really fantastic ideas and they shine through the mire. I just wish he had got a better editor. If you listened to the first two books then you owe it to yourself to get to the end.

  • Fear the Survivors

  • The Fear Saga, Book 2
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,010
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,921
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,916

The Earth lies shaken in the aftermath of a conspiracy. Some of the smartest minds on the planet have striven for and died in an effort to scour the skies of four vast alien satellites, but their success has brought a terrible vengeance down upon us. While alien agents stalk the Earth, a team of exhausted scientists and military outcasts struggle to fight them among a planet on the brink - the brink of plague, the brink of war, and the brink of an invasion larger than they can possibly imagine. But they have allies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blown away!

  • By MrMatt on 01-02-16

Great concept, fun but starting to fray

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

Reviewed: 04-11-16

Exciting, original story and great narration. But, the author rambles somewhat, scripts a slightly erratic narrative and has repetitive vocabulary which by the end of the second book is a bit tedious. Spot how many times he says ignominious, moot and cold (amongst others). Well worth a listen though and ignore any issues around editing etc. Shakespeare it ain't; it is an exciting and engaging story so just enjoy it