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  • I Am Legend

  • By: Richard Matheson
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,107

In I Am Legend, a plague has decimated the world, and those unfortunate enough to survive are transformed into blood-thirsty creatures of the night. Robert Neville is the last living man on earth. Everyone else has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville's blood. By day, he stalks the sleeping undead, by night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic brilliance.

  • By mollymoon1 on 08-03-11

I am legend

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-02-11

This is an excellent book - that is still contemporary fiction after 50 years and led the way on apocalyptic vampire fiction

  • Phantoms

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 533
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 419

They found the town silent, apparently abandoned. Then they found the first body strangely swollen and still warm. One hundred fifty were dead, 350 missing. But the terror had only begun in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, California.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Nonsense

  • By Chris on 12-08-11

Phantoms

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-07-10

A good Dean Koontz listen

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Strangers

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 29 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 126

A handful of people. From different backgrounds, living in different towns and cities across America, they had nothing in common - except fear. Deep in the heart of a sprawling desert, a dark memory called out to them, drawing them to the Tranquility Motel - where the terrifying truth was waiting.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Cheesy amateur dramatics style narrator spoils it

  • By Craig Beck on 17-06-13

Strangers

Overall
out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-07-10

Good listen

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Company of Liars

  • By: Karen Maitland
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,082
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,395
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,391

On this day of ill omen, plague makes its entrance. Within weeks, swathes of England will be darkened by death's shadow. While panic and suspicion flood the land, a small band of travelers comes together to outrun the breakdown in law and order. But when one of their number is found hanging from a tree, the chilling discovery confirms that something more sinister than plague is in their midst.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Medieval Road Movie - Well worth a listen

  • By I. Jamie on 02-02-09

Company of Liars

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-07-10

Very atmospheric but rather far-fetched and with some historical inaccuracies

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Strain

  • Book One of the Strain Trilogy
  • By: Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan
  • Narrated by: Ron Perlman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 594
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 300

A plane lands at JFK and mysteriously 'goes dark', stopping in the middle of the runway for no apparent reason, all lights off, all doors sealed. The pilots cannot be raised. When the hatch above the wing finally clicks open, it quickly becomes clear that everyone on board is dead - although there is no sign of any trauma or struggle. Ephraim Goodweather and his team from the Center for Disease Control must work quickly to establish the cause of this strange ocurrence before panic spreads.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read

  • By Matt on 17-07-09

The Strain

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-07-10

just brilliant

  • Plague of the Dead

  • Morningstar Strain
  • By: Z. A. Recht
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

The end begins with a viral outbreak unlike anything mankind has ever encountered before. The infected are subject to delirium, fever, a dramatic increase in violent behavior, and a one-hundred percent mortality rate. Death. But it doesn't end there. The victims return from death to walk the earth. When a massive military operation fails to contain the plague of the living dead it escalates into a global pandemic.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Original no. Good story nonetheless . . . Yes!

  • By Simon on 04-12-14

Plague of the Dead

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-07-10

Excellent want to hear more

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Thunder and Ashes

  • Morningstar Strain
  • By: Z. A. Recht
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Francis Sherman and Anna Demilio want only a vaccine, but to find it, they must cross a countryside in ruins, dodging not only the infected, but also the lawless living. The bulk of the storm has passed over the world, leaving echoing thunder and softly drifting ashes. But for the survivors, the peril remains, and the search for a cure is just beginning.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Once again to the breach . . .

  • By Simon on 31-12-14

Thunder and Ashes

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-07-10

Just cannot wait to get the final story in the trilogy. It was brilliantly written and highly imaginative

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Darkfall

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

Winter gripped the city. Terror gripped it, too. They found four corpses in four days, each more hideous than the last. In a city paralyzed by a blizzard, something watches, something stalks.

  • out of 5 stars
  • Darkfall

  • By Colin on 19-07-10

Darkfall

Overall
out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-07-10

A very good story well told

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Winter Moon

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

An eerie light proclaims the arrival of a mysterious watcher in the woods. And one solitary man begins a desperate battle against something unknown - and unknowable.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too long

  • By jbedders on 17-11-18

Winter Moon

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-07-10

Dean Koontz always delivers a well written story that is a great listen

  • Under the Dome

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Raul Esparza
  • Length: 34 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,231

In Stephen King's mesmerizing new masterpiece - his biggest, most riveting novel since The Stand - a Maine town and its inhabitants are isolated from the world by an invisible, impenetrable dome. Celebrated storyteller Stephen King returns to his roots in this tour de force featuring more than 100 characters - some heroic, some diabolical - and a supernatural element as baffling and chilling as any he's ever conjured.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Stephen King

  • By Robert on 01-01-10

Under the Dome

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-07-10

An excellent book which was a good yarn that was very enjoyable- a long but rewarding listen

2 of 3 people found this review helpful