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  • Last Argument of Kings

  • The First Law: Book Three
  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 27 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,979
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,585
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,572

The end is coming. Logen Ninefingers might only have one more fight in him but it’s going to be a big one. Battle rages across the North, the King of the Northmen still stands firm and there’s only one man who can stop him. His oldest friend and his oldest enemy. It’s time for the Bloody-Nine to come home. With too many masters and too little time, Superior Glokta is fighting a different kind of war. A secret struggle in which no-one is safe and no-one can be trusted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I miss it already.

  • By John on 18-09-11

Wow

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

Reviewed: 21-08-18

Marvel superhero powers of writing, imagination and narration. I couldn’t stop listening. A brilliantly crafted story.

  • R. R. Haywood

  • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
  • By: Elise Italiaander
  • Narrated by: R. R. Haywood
  • Length: 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Joining Elise Italiaander in the Audible Studios is author of the UK's best-selling zombie horror series The Undead. British writer R R Haywood has just made the quantum-leap into the time travel genre, where a young scientist in the year 2061 has to save the world from oblivion, with the help of three ordinary people from the past. Here he talks about his latest book, Extracted, as well as all things zombies, time travel and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • funny and warm

  • By Angela Smith on 14-02-17

An ordinary down to earth guy who writes great book!

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

I’ve enjoyed RR Haywoods books. Some more than others. His honesty in this interview was refreshing, and I believe he deserves the every success.

  • The Blade Itself

  • The First Law: Book One
  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 22 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,769
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,275

Inquisitor Glokta, a crippled and bitter relic of the last war, former fencing champion turned torturer, is trapped in a twisted and broken body - not that he allows it to distract him from his daily routine of torturing smugglers.Nobleman, dashing officer and would-be fencing champion Captain Jezal dan Luthar is living a life of ease by cheating his friends at cards. Vain and shallow, the biggest blot on his horizon is having to get out of bed in the morning to train with obsessive and boring old men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Possibly My Favourite Listen So Far...

  • By Andrew on 18-10-13

Fantastic writing and superb narration.

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

This book was well written and supported by one of the best narrators I’ve heard. Diverse voices that really bring the characters to life. However, I would have liked a little more magic and action.

  • A Gift of Time

  • By: Jerry Merritt
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,627
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,542
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,537

When Micajah Fenton discovers a crater in his front yard with a broken time glider in the bottom and a naked, virtual woman on his lawn, he delays his plans to kill himself. While helping repair the marooned time traveler's glider, Cager realizes it can return him to his past to correct a mistake that had haunted him his entire life. As payment for his help, the virtual creature living in the circuitry of the marooned glider, sends Cager back in time as his 10-year-old self.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG the best book EVER!!!

  • By Teri on 15-01-18

What a book! A future best seller for sure!

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

Reviewed: 18-03-18

I’ve listened to many audiobooks on audible. But this one really resonated with me. Beautifully written and perfectly performed, you could not experience the quality of this book in written form. This book is the best I’ve listened to for some time. The writer is fantastical imaginative, the narrator incredibly gifted.

  • Lost Gods

  • A Novel
  • By: Brom
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

Fresh out of jail and eager to start a new life, Chet Moran and his pregnant wife, Trish, leave town to begin again. But an ancient evil is looming, and what seems like a safe haven may not be all it appears. Snared and murdered by a vile, arcane horror, Chet quickly learns that pain and death are not unique to the living. Now the lives and very souls of his wife and unborn child are at stake. To save them he must journey into the bowels of purgatory in search of a sacred key.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic

  • By Jonrjfr @yahoo.co.uk on 04-05-17

Never heard of Brom. I'll look out for him now!

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

Reviewed: 18-05-17

Fantastic book which I enjoyed from start to finish. RC Bray gave a stellar performance. What a voice! Amazing

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  • Columbus Day

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,625
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,527
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,512

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic start to what I hope is a great series

  • By GiffRock on 02-01-17

Excellent Start

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

Reviewed: 22-02-17

I really enjoyed this book in terms of storyline, performance (RC Bray is incredible) and humour. It's gonna be a tough act to follow in book two. Very entertaining!!

  • Conquest: Star Force, Book 4

  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318

Conquest is the next chapter in the great interstellar war between all living creatures and the machines. Star Force must stop the machine invaders once again - but how?

In the fourth book of the Star Force series, Kyle Riggs has freed Earth from the chains of the Macros - but at what cost? The Macros no longer trust him. He is a mad dog that must be put down - and all Star Force must be stamped out with him. The war expands in this story, and mankind is once again faced with annihilation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series of books. Next here I come.

  • By C. Allison on 15-12-18

Kyle Riggs Still in Great Form!

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

Reviewed: 22-08-16

This series keeps getting better. I'm going to download book five and six. Great writing and narration

  • Call to Arms

  • Black Fleet Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 902
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 857
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 853

From Joshua Dalzelle comes the follow-up to the number-one best seller Warship. Captain Jackson Wolfe survived the initial incursion of a vicious alien species into human space...barely. He had assumed the juggernaut that had devastated three Terran systems was the herald for a full invasion, but for the last few years it has been eerily quiet along the Frontier. Jackson now struggles to convince the Confederate leadership the threat is still imminent and needs to be taken seriously.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Listen

  • By Poppey on 22-01-16

Perfect....

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

Reviewed: 30-07-16

I have listened to many audiobooks in the past, but the first two in this trilogy have been the most enjoyable. The narrator voice was perfect (if only my voice sounded like that, I'd be a rich man), the story engaging and beautifully written. Jackson Wolf is awesome. I can't wait for the next book. 10/10

  • 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 2,688
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,565
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,554

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

Wow.....but what to do now?

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

Reviewed: 18-02-16

Loved all three books.Great narration (RC Bray is a legend) and brilliant writing. Felt a real connection with the characters. The problem is (and it's the same after every good book) what do I read now?

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  • A Symphony of Echoes

  • The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 2
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,942
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,802
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,798

Book Two in the madcap time-travel series based at the St Mary's Institute of Historical Research that seems to be everyone's cup of tea. In the second book in the Chronicles of St Mary's series, Max and the team visit Victorian London in search of Jack the Ripper, witness the murder of Archbishop Thomas A Becket in Canterbury Cathedral, and discover that dodos make a grockling noise when eating cucumber sandwiches.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More entertainment

  • By Robyn on 09-11-16

Good performance but story....

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

Reviewed: 08-02-16

Great performance but the story wasn't as good as the first. Hopefully the next book will recapture that sparkle.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful