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Darren

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  • Takedown

  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312

When a British Special Forces soldier goes rogue, carrying out an attack at a US Army base in Syria leading to the death of two men, ex-MI5 controller Charlotte Button is hired to work out what his plan is and to take him down before he can carry it out. When the man returns to the UK, it looks like the threat will be a lot closer to home. Charlotte puts her best man on the case - hitman Lex Harper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Emerging From Shepherd's Flock

  • By Simon on 02-02-17

Simply Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

I love the Dan Shepard books and enjoyed this spin-off just as much... maybe even more!

  • Extracted

  • Extracted, Book 1
  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,827
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,820

In 2061 a young scientist invents a time machine to fix a tragedy in his past. But his good intentions turn catastrophic when an early test reveals something unexpected: the end of the world. A desperate plan is formed: recruit three heroes, ordinary humans capable of extraordinary things, and change the future.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 8 hours of Awesome in a 12 hour audiobook

  • By Bob on 23-03-17

A great platform for a potentially ripping series!

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

Reviewed: 05-12-17

I really enjoyed this opening book, it was an absolute pleasure to listen to; the story platform is superb and had me hooked from the outset.

The primary characters are cleverly sourced, with the author spending a significant amount of time on the phycological aspect of their initial journey together, which is time well spent, as it adds real character depth from the outset; something that is seldom done to such good effect.

I’ve not listened to Carl Prekopp before, but I’ll certainly be searching out his other performances. Its really rare to listen to a whole book and not form a mild dislike for at least one of the performed character voices; but to my mind, Carl’s performance was spot on.

  • The Undead

  • Part 11
  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

It is the morning after the storm. Thick fog covers everything. In the stifling, claustrophobic atmosphere, Howie and his group head out for supplies. Skirmishes and tense fights take place and there are messages left in blood at key sites: 'he's coming'. As the day progresses, Howie becomes increasingly darker in thought, and more demanding of his team. By the end of the day they have discovered a munitions factory, but can Howie hold it together?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh how I've missed these books!

  • By Julja on 02-11-16

R.R Haywood... Why would you do that?

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

Reviewed: 04-10-17

I’ve absolutely loved parts 1-10; but like so many others, I simply can’t listen to the new voices performed within part 11.

A change of narrator/voices wouldn't have ordinarily bothered me too much, as you soon get used to how a new narrator performs; but I can honestly say, that if the current voices had been in part 1, I wouldn't have made it to part 2.

The general narration, plus Howie and Cookie are fine, but all other main characters voices are poor, with Dave being simply horrendous.

Surely R. R Haywood must have listened to part 11 before release, if so, why would you proceed with it?

I’ve persevered for three hours, but can’t listen to the lobotomised version of Dave any further… I've checked the reviews for the next parts, but it looks like they are the same, so I’ll just pretend that the series ended on part 10!

I'm gutted at having wasted a credit and also having to leave such a poor rating... by far the worst I've left in over 100 audible books.

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  • Paradise

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,235
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,121

While the crew of the starship Flying Dutchman have been trying to assure people that hostile aliens do not have access to Earth, the UN Expeditionary Force has been stranded on the planet they nicknamed "Paradise". The Flying Dutchman is headed back out on another mission, and the UN wants the ship to find out the status of the humans on Paradise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • its skippy time

  • By stewart on 23-05-17

Nothing short of brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 02-06-17

Loved this book as much as the others in the series... nothing short of brilliant!