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  • Dark Run

  • Keiko, Book 1
  • By: Mike Brooks
  • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

The Keiko is a ship of smugglers, soldiers of fortune and adventurers, travelling Earth's colony planets, searching for the next job. And nobody talks about their past. But when a face from Captain Ichabod Drift's former life sends them on a run to Old Earth, all the rules change. Trust will be broken, and blood will be spilled.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very Fireflyish

  • By R. Maines on 23-01-18

Decent story, sub par narration

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

Reviewed: 28-08-18

Honestly the story was pretty good, but the narration was a bit of a lame duck. The characters all appeared to have a west African or Jamaican accent no matter where in the world (or galaxy) they were from. It constantly jarred me out of the story and at times just made me want to switch off and stop listening. Not sure I’ll be digging out book 2 of this series, at least the audible version..

  • The Core

  • The Demon Cycle, Book 5
  • By: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 30 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,464
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,377
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,371

Sunday Times and New York Times best-selling author Peter V. Brett brings one of the most imaginative fantasy sagas of the 21st century to an epic close. The war has begun.... For time out of mind, bloodthirsty demons have stalked the night, culling the human race to scattered remnants dependent on half-forgotten magics to protect them. Two heroes arose - men as close as brothers yet divided by bitter betrayal.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dissapointing end to a series that petered out.

  • By Tom on 18-02-18

Awful ending, what a disappointment

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

Loved the first few books but the quality definitely dropped towards the end of the series and by the time the Core came along the quality had disappeared entirely. This is a truly dire book full or irrelevant and pointless diversions which I can only assume are there to pad out the main story. Such a sad way to end what had started as such a promising new series. I have no idea how anyone could rate this above 2 stars at most. What a disappointment :(