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  • Still of Night

  • Dead of Night Series, Book 4
  • By: Jonathan Maberry, Rachael Lavin
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

The dead rose. We fell. But not everyone thinks the war for survival is over. Heroes rise in times of crisis, and Still of Night tells their stories....Dahlia- A bullied high school girl with a love for edged weapons goes from victim to powerful leader as the zombie apocalypse sweeps through her world. Rachael Elle continues her journey from comic-con cosplayer to actual hero as she encounter a community with a dark and terrible secret. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very rare achievement

  • By DC on 21-03-19

A very rare achievement

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

Reviewed: 21-03-19

Well as a long standing maberry fan, I can say that he achieved something unique here. Still of night is not only for me the best entry to date in this series, it is also a good shout for being one of the best in the Joe ledger series too.

Ray Porter continues to be one of the best narrators around, and I just wish I could listen to this again afresh.

Excellent book

  • Heroes

  • Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures
  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,552
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,328
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,320

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Heroes, written and read by Stephen Fry. There are heroes - and then there are Greek heroes. Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils or outwitted scheming vengeful gods quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. In this companion to his best-selling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ancient Myths from a Modern Legend!

  • By Simon on 02-11-18

It's impossible to criticise Stephen fry

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

Reviewed: 12-03-19

Wonderful second book, in I gather, a trilogy. As a side note while listening to this over the course of a couple of weeks I was simultaneously playing assassin's Creed odyssey on the xbox, so the crossover was not only inevitable but wonderful between the two.

This as you would imagine, was immaculately researched, and delivered in an informative yet informal way. You cannot beat the feeling of enjoying and learning at the same time

Brilliant

  • Elevation

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 156

Castle Rock is a small town where word gets around quickly. That's why Scott Carey wants to confide only in his friend Doctor Bob Ellis about his strange condition: he's losing weight, without getting thinner, and the scales register the same when he is in his clothes or out of them, however heavy they are. Scott also has new neighbours, who have opened a 'fine dining experience' in town, although it's an experience being shunned by the locals; Deidre McComb and her wife, Missy Donaldson, don't exactly fit in with the community's expectations. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty Long for a Short Book Cut Short!

  • By Simon on 30-10-18

Not his most engaging, but decent

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

Reviewed: 08-01-19

Two pleasant and easy listening stories, they have his usual unique brand and slant and are very good fun. Both quite short and not overly complicated which he can become of course, but enjoyable none the less

  • Young Bond: Red Nemesis

  • By: Steve Cole
  • Narrated by: Nathaniel Parker
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

James is back in Steve Cole's fourth and final blistering Young Bond adventure. James is on home soil when he receives a package with a message from beyond the grave. The package’s mysterious contents put James at the heart of a long-running plot that, if it runs its course, will paint London’s streets red with blood. Not only will James have to fight to stay alive and save the country he loves but to clear the Bond family name, which he holds so dear. The stakes couldn’t be higher, and James doesn’t know whom he can trust....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A nice conclusion

  • By DC on 04-01-19

A nice conclusion

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

Reviewed: 04-01-19

I am not sure if this is the last of the young bond books, it must be getting close to chronologically, if so this one squared the circle nicely. I think that Steve Cole and Charlie Higson have done a fantastic job bringing this faux pre history to life and the whole series has been very enjoyable.

This story arguably feels most like an historic (adult) Bond novel and I would highly recommend it.

  • Deep Silence

  • A Joe Ledger Novel
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23

Terrorists-for-hire have created a weapon that can induce earthquakes and cause dormant volcanoes to erupt. One terrifying side effect of the weapon is that prior to the devastation, the vibrations drive ordinary people to suicide and violence. A wave of madness begins sweeping the country beginning with a mass shooting in Congress. Joe Ledger and his team go on a wild hunt to stop the terrorists and uncover the global superpower secretly funding them. At every step the stakes increase as it becomes clear that the endgame of this campaign of terror is igniting the Yellowstone caldera.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • slow start

  • By David Stokes on 21-01-19

He literally cannot write these fast enough

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

Reviewed: 27-11-18

My favourite book series bar none and this one certainly didn't disappoint.

He moves the franchise on nicely, more so than any previous novel and it has a very pleasing conclusion.

You also get more character back story than usual, which opens many new doors.

Ray Porter simply Is Joe Ledger as always, so much so that I have banned myself from ever seeing a likeness of him.

Truly brilliantly entertaining novel

  • Not Alone: Second Contact

  • By: Craig A. Falconer
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339

When a massive meteor lights up the sky over the remote island of Kerguelen, the world holds its breath. In Birchwood, Colorado, Dan McCarthy gets to work. Following his incredible experiences of the previous year, Dan knows this was no natural occurrence. The Messengers are back - to finish what they started - and they didn't come all this way for nothing....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A refreshing take and a very enjoyable book.

  • By J The Tech Guy on 31-07-18

A terrific sequel

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

I stumbled across first contact by browsing the store and thought it to be a wonderfully refreshing take on the whole alien thing. I am pleased to say that this book was even better, moving events on in a logical manner and expanding / completing the story.

I am not sure if there is anywhere really left to go with this now, but if third contact pops up, I'll certainly be getting it

  • PULSE (A Jack Sigler Thriller - Book 1)

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

Imagine a world where soldiers regenerate and continue fighting without pause, and where suicide bombers live to strike again. This is the dream of Richard Ridley, founder of Manifold Genetics, and he has discovered the key to eternal life: an ancient artifact buried beneath a Greek inscribed stone in the Peruvian desert.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting start...new idea... A little light on development

  • By Christopher on 10-06-15

Fun and engaging but something missing

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

Reviewed: 25-10-18

I came to this series on the back of the Joe ledger novels which I love thinking that these would be similar. And, they are, kind of.

Great premise and storyline, but somehow it didn't seem to have quite the depth of those novels. Cannot pinpoint if it's the character development, story telling or even the reader, I just didn't find it quite as engaging somehow.

I will try one more however, it left me with that much of an impression.

  • Not Alone

  • By: Craig A. Falconer
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 22 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,130
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,122

When Dan McCarthy stumbles upon a folder containing evidence of the conspiracy to end all conspiracies - a top-level alien cover-up - he leaks the files without a second thought. The incredible truth revealed by Dan's leak immediately captures the public's imagination, but Dan's relentless commitment to exposing the cover-up and forcing disclosure quickly earns him some enemies in high places.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun yarn with some unexpected twists.

  • By Bad Monkey on 26-04-17

A wonderful unusual spin

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

Picked this one up as I saw it randomly in the store. Turns out it is a wonderful, well presented story and an unusual spin on the alien / conspiracy genre. The twists and turns are very pleasing and you don't see them coming. Extremely well crafted and very engaging.

I am pleased to say there is a sequel that is already on my watch list

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,166

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good one!

  • By Robyn on 23-11-16

Ray Porter, King of audio books

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

Reviewed: 27-09-18

I came at this one from a different angle, based the choice on the reader rather than the author. It was weird hearing him not be Joe Ledger, but his personality really does bring a story alive. That said this story is very engaging and well worth a listen to.

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,418
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,236

When an 11-year-old boy is found murdered, forensic evidence and reliable eyewitnesses undeniably point to the town's popular Little League coach. But the jailed suspect, arrested in a public spectacle, has an alibi, and further research convinces Detective Ralph Anderson that the coach was indeed out of town. So how can he have been in two places at the same time?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Outsider Stands Tall

  • By Simon on 24-05-18

I'm pleaded to say it's not quite end of watch

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

Reviewed: 14-09-18

Many things to say about this one. Firstly it's his most engaging in a while.

I never quite forgave him for killing off Bill Hodges in the quite excellent Mr. Mercedes trilogy : surely one of his finest projects ever and for me from the start this one had a similar vibe. You can therefore imagine my delight when the projects crossover about half way through the book.

I do hope this isn't the last we'll hear of finders keepers!

The Outsider is arguably a little derivative, a similar vibe and storyline to IT perhaps, but who cares King writes such engaging novels that it doesn't really matter.

The audio performance is terrific, and I guarantee you'll be fubudhjgg this one up in no time