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  • The Godling Chronicles: Madness of the Fallen, Book 5

  • By: Brian D. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208

Some secrets are best left forgotten. Some names never spoken. In the depths of Shagharath, a creature of great and terrible power awaits. For countless millennia it has languished in its prison. Now the time has come at last for it to unleash vengeance and ruin upon the world. As Gewey prepares for his final battle, his courage and strength will be tested as never before. Now he will see that the world is not always as it may appear. And he will discover that common ground can be sometimes found…even with a deadly foe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nail biting and riveting.

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-11-18

AMAZING

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

Reviewed: 23-10-18

This series of books is well balanced and addictive. A great book, great build up to the final events of the book, clevely finnished at a point you feel satified but also eager for the teams next quest.

  • Koban: The Mark of Koban, Book 2

  • By: Stephen W. Bennett
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 22 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

Already faster and more powerful than the last 17 species that they have destroyed or subjugated, the Krall have set their sights on humankind. After testing humans on their future home world of Koban and finding them worthy opponents, the Krall start a war of slow extermination with the rest of humanity. The war is intended to last generations as they apply their own version of "natural selection" to cull their weaker warriors in combat, purifying the Krall gene pool with their finest warriors for breeding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • just brilliant

  • By paul on 22-06-14

gripping! thrilling! syfy bliss!

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

I was a little unhappy when I seen that the narrator had changed. however, the new narrator was an improvement which was a great surprise. This instalment of the series cleverly carried on a story that I just can't stop listening too! AMAZING!!!

  • Koban, Book 1

  • By: Stephen W. Bennett
  • Narrated by: Patrick Freeman
  • Length: 25 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

We colonized 700 planets. Humankind enjoyed the benefits of expansion room and the end of wars. We even disbanded our military. Then the Krall found us. The Krall have used thousands of years of combat to select the genes of the strongest and fastest warriors. They are a species determined to dominate the entire galaxy, through destruction and annihilation of every opponent.

Koban is an uninhabited high-gravity planet with impossibly fast savage animals, which employ organic superconducting nerves. This deadly world is where the Krall tested humans for war capability.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent first story!

  • By Terrence on 16-12-14

Amazing! had me hooked!

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

I don't know why there has been do much criticism of the narrator, I think he done a great job!

  • Shadow of Empire

  • Far Stars, Book One
  • By: Jay Allan
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Smuggler and mercenary Arkarin Blackhawk and the crew of the ship Wolf's Claw are freelance adventurers who live on the fringe of human society in the Far Stars. A veteran fighter as deadly with a blade as he is with a gun, Blackhawk is a man haunted by a dark past. Even his cynicism cannot banish the guilt and pain that threaten his sanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, great narration

  • By dave h on 14-03-18

Great book, great narration

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

Reviewed: 14-03-18

This book and narration is great, the only gripe I've got it the last of pause before switching scenes. when it switches between worlds and characters something like "chapter 3 planet, optimus prime, world 3, year 3017" would be nice just so I could work out who where and when I am in the story. it's annoying trying to work out when the story jumps area and characters.
I'm half way through book 2 now and it has the same problem but it is a great series so I will persevere and try to work it out.

  • Xom-B

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132

Freeman is a genius with an uncommon mixture of memory, intelligence, and creativity. He lives in a worldwide utopia, but it was not always so. There was a time known as the Grind - when Freeman's people lived as slaves to another race referred to simply as "Master". They were property. But a civil rights movement emerged. Change seemed near, but the Masters refused to bend. Instead, they declared war. And lost. Now, the freed world is threatened by a virus, spread through bites, sweeping through the population. Those infected change - they are propelled to violence, driven to disperse the virus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it

  • By S. Smith on 08-05-14

WOW!!

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

Reviewed: 20-02-18

I was surprises at how good this book was. I tried it due to the narrator RC Brat. However, if the author's other books are to this standard, or even half as good, I might have just found another favourite author!!

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  • Warbreaker

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: James Yaegashi
  • Length: 24 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 886
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 810
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 808

Warbreaker is the story of two sisters ,Vivienna and Siri, who happen to be princesses. Theirs is a world where those who die in glory return as immortal gods; a world transformed by BioChromatic magic, a power based on an essence known as breath. By using breath and drawing upon the colour in everyday objects, all manner of miracles and mischief can be performed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hmmmm....not my favourite Sanderson.

  • By Robyn on 05-08-14

Absolutely Brilliant!!

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

This book started good but still continued to get better and better throughout. when is the sequel coming out???

  • Oathbringer

  • The Stormlight Archive, Book Three
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 55 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,673
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,521
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,521

From the best-selling author who completed Robert Jordan's epic Wheel of Time series comes a new original creation that matches anything else in modern fantasy for epic scope, thrilling imagination, superb characters and sheer addictiveness. Return to a planet swept by apocalyptic storms, a world tipping into war as aristocratic families move to control the shard blades and shard plates, ancient artefacts from a past civilisation that can win wars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sanderson brewing up a hell of a storm!

  • By Simon on 22-11-17

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

great book! leaves the door open for more instalments. Please don't take another 10 years before we get another book.

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  • Black Ops

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 4
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,066
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,960
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,949

The elite crew of the pirate ship UNS Flying Dutchman had a simple mission: determining whether the Thuranin are sending another starship to Earth. Along the way, they became sidetracked by securing a future for the UNEF troops on the planet Paradise. When asked whether Earth was now safe, their ancient alien AI responded "Not so much"...now they have to deal with the consequences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Super-Skippy-Just-Fantastic-Expeditionary-Force!

  • By Simon on 27-09-17

Amazing!!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-10-17

this series of books is by far one of my favourite in the syfy range on audible. Hurry up and get the next book out plz!!

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  • The Child

  • By: Fiona Barton
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Adjoa Andoh, Finty Williams, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,692
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,389

When a paragraph in an evening newspaper reveals a decades-old tragedy, most readers barely give it a glance. But for three strangers, it's impossible to ignore. For one woman it's a reminder of the worst thing that ever happened to her. For another it's the dangerous possibility that her darkest secret is about to be discovered. And for a third, a journalist, it's the first clue in a hunt to uncover the truth. The Child's story will be told.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Rich Drama of Complex Emotions

  • By Simon on 30-06-17

great story

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

Reviewed: 10-09-17

I really enjoyed the narration by Clare corbett my favourite narrator. the story was captivating I loved how the characters were linked and the realisation of the characters identities towards the end was brilliant.

  • Winds of Vengeance

  • Crimson Worlds Refugees, Book 4
  • By: Jay Allan
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Earth Two. A new home for the survivors of the fleet, the men and women who battled against seemingly insurmountable odds to survive the assault of the First Imperium and to destroy the homicidal Regent, the artificial intelligence committed to their destruction. They have prospered in the years since their arrival, adapting the technology of the First Imperium to build a new and prosperous republic. But as the fear of the First Imperium recedes, cracks have begun to appear, conflicts looming that threaten to destroy all they have worked to achieve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • very political and slow moving

  • By brian on 09-08-18

great series and book

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

Reviewed: 11-04-17

I love these books and will continue to buy each new instalment.

the only slight negative I have is that the narrator repeatedly calls president Harmon the wrong name (president Compton). I would like to think this narration would be proof listened to numerous times, but in my first listen I hear over half a dozen errors within the first half of the book. I will write another review when I finish.