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  • Revenant

  • The Shadow War Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Raymond Bayly
  • Narrated by: Rhys David
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

When a small group of humans are abducted from Earth, they find themselves thrust into a battle for the fate of the known universe. They are forced to put their trust in a mysterious artificial intelligence who has its own secret agenda. Banding together with beings from across the universe, the band of misfits must overcome an empire bent on the subjugation of Earth. Can the small band of allies overcome an ancient evil while unlocking the very secret of humanities origins?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thoroughly Enjoyed this one.

  • By justin ford on 27-05-19

I thoroughly Enjoyed this one.

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

Reviewed: 27-05-19

Anyone that like a bit of scifi space alien type of books, will love this.
Characters are well developed, and new ones appearing to join the crew each bring something new to the team.
Looking forward to listening to the next book.

  • Zed's World

  • Books One and Two
  • By: Rich Baker
  • Narrated by: S.W. Salzman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

A terrible plague has been loosed upon the earth. In the course of one night, mankind teeters on the brink of extinction. Fighting through gathering hordes of undead, a group of friends brave military checkpoints, armed civilians, and forced allegiances in an attempt to reach loved ones. Thwarted at every turn, they press forward. But taking roads less traveled could cost them everything.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A good introduction to the series

  • By Sian Plummer on 13-06-19

Really enjoyed this one

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

Reviewed: 25-05-19

Good story, in depth characters.
Looking forward to getting onto the third part.
I do love a good zombie end of the world type book anyway. So this gave me my fix.

  • Wholesale Slaughter

  • By: Rick Partlow
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Logan Conner is the son of a king, the heir to the largest of the five star-dominions, and the best mech pilot in the galaxy. His people are plagued by pirates and raiders, surrounded by enemies, and not even his father can fight them all. Logan gives up his position, his rank, even his name, and becomes Jonathan Slaughter, leader of a rough-and-ready band of mercenary mech-jocks bent on taking the battle to the enemy on their own terms.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nice book

  • By justin ford on 23-05-19

Nice book

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

Reviewed: 23-05-19

As long as you don’t want something to in-depth this book is fine.
The narration is good the story is ok.
It just felt like something was missing.
It kept me entertained enough to finish the book, so that’s a good thing.

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  • The Pattern Ship

  • The Pattern Universe, Book 1
  • By: Tobias Roote
  • Narrated by: Edward James Beesley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Zeke is a homeless guy with an exotic metal plate in his head, living rough in a backstreet. Zirkos is an alien who needs the plate to rebuild his ship's AI. Zirkos should just take the plate and go, but instead finds a way of achieving his own ends without harming Zeke. His actions kickstart a chain of events that will dramatically change the course of Earth's future. The Nubl are an artificial space-faring race with a 'hive' intellect who abhor biological sentience. They will eradicate humanity with extreme prejudice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyed this

  • By justin ford on 21-05-19

Really enjoyed this

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

Reviewed: 21-05-19

I very much enjoyed this book.
The story has great potential for a long series.
Narration was great, though i’m British so i would say that.
The only downside for me, is the added sound effects.
They are not needed or wanted. And can be distracting at times.
Overall a great first book in the series.

  • The Raven Flies at Night

  • Father Gunter, Demon Hunter, Book 2
  • By: Janine R. Pestel
  • Narrated by: John H Fehskens
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

A demon's presence in the town has the townfolk depressed, with suicides being a daily occurrence. After the duo meets Father Nelson, they receive an amulet that will aid them in their battle against the Mountainview demon. But after a meeting with TV reporter Belinda Carstone, they learn of her mysterious dream, and a demon that abducted her many years ago. Soon, their adventure takes a completely new, terrifying direction. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A strange tale.

  • By justin ford on 20-05-19

A strange tale.

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

Reviewed: 20-05-19

It takes while to get going.
But once it does, it is a steady pace.
The narration is ok. Not the best, not the worst.
The story had more potential in my opinion.

  • Prototype D

  • By: Jason D. Morrow
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

A hundred years after the world is decimated by nuclear wars, humanity has been reduced to a surviving city of people called Mainlanders. They have food, water, and a wall that separates them from their enemies - the Outlanders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Essential reading for all AI fans

  • By Tony Bough on 27-01-16

A good listen

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

Reviewed: 17-05-19

It was a little slow at times, and it could have been slightly more in depth, something the subject matter could have stood.
And a little more action would have been nice.
It has the potential for a series, so long as more action and depth is added.
Over all, worth the listen, narration is good, as is the story.

  • Talon the Raider

  • Tales of Talon, Book 2
  • By: A. A. Warren
  • Narrated by: Travis Baldree
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

After a lifetime of slavery in the arena, Talon is a free man, eager to see more of the galaxy. But when his tour in the merchant marines comes to a violent end, he finds himself stranded on the ice world of Neros with a beautiful stowaway named Vaki. Struggling to survive on the frigid world, Talon and Vaki must overcome freezing temperatures, violent earthquakes, and a horde of deadly creatures. Their only hope for escape lies in an alliance with Queen Katara, the exiled ruler of a brutal mining colony.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Full of action, and fast paced.

  • By justin ford on 13-05-19

Full of action, and fast paced.

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

Reviewed: 13-05-19

It is not like it is some deep story, this is more a fun listen with plenty of action along the way.
The narrator is very good, and carries the story well.
Worth a listen on lazy days.

  • Captive Embers

  • By: Brian Mansur
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Mykonian fleet operative Rafe Hastings has spent several tours around Belia trying to keep weapons traffickers from tearing the local space habitats apart. He’s eager to go home when an informant passes him dire news about an infamous cartel boss named Lilith. Not only has she acquired nuclear weapons, but she has somehow gained permission from the mysterious robotic overlords of inhabited space - the Wardens - to use them. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • We need more hard SF!

  • By Matterbeam on 09-05-19

An interesting story

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

Reviewed: 22-04-19

This really differs from most scifi books.
I really enjoyed the listen, and it kept me listening from start to finish.
It has potential to make a good series.
And to watch how the Human race fares against the Wardens.

  • The Road to Hell

  • Sidney's Way - A Five Roads to Texas Novel, Book 6
  • By: Brian Parker, Phalanx Press
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Winter has never been so hot, nor the world so dangerous. Sidney Bannister has been lucky so far. With no survival training and no real skills besides her street smarts, she realizes that must learn to fight so she can protect her newborn baby from the infected that plague the United States. Enemies from her former life arise to bring the AWOL Lieutenant Jake Murphy to justice. The hunt intensifies as the remnants of Jake’s old unit close in around him and his group of survivors. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly good listen

  • By justin ford on 08-04-19

Surprisingly good listen

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

Reviewed: 08-04-19

The book is well paced and enjoyable.
The narrator is very easy on the ears.
The story is decent, and without doubt a decent start to what could be a good series.
I just hope the books get longer.

  • Zombie Road IV: Road to Redemption

  • By: David A. Simpson
  • Narrated by: Eric A. Shelman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

The world is recovering from a near extinction level event. Fortified enclaves and barricaded towns have managed to survive the long winter. Spring brings new hope and new beginnings. One boy, thrust too quickly into manhood, is learning to find his way in the new wastelands. With hopped up machines and purpose built muscle cars to run the roads, a new breed of pony express rider is born. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The whole series is a blast.

  • By justin ford on 05-04-19

The whole series is a blast.

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

Reviewed: 05-04-19

This whole series is worth a listen.
I loved every book so far, and hope more will be coming.
One of the better zombie series out there. Top stuff.