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  • Instauration

  • The City Series, Book 3
  • By: Sarah Lyons Fleming
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer, Luke Daniels
  • Length: 26 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 75

Sunset Park is gone. People are missing. Sylvie, Eric, and the other survivors have crossed the water to the security of a new Safe Zone, where they hope to heal their battered hearts, amass an armory, and get back at the ones who took it all away. But with zombies on the move and few resources to speak of, it’s harder than expected to plot their revenge. For some, it’s harder still to garner their resolve, since vengeance means more of them will die. But safety is ephemeral in a city where food is short and tensions are high. It seems fate may leave them no choice but to fight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome end to an awesome series....

  • By Sarah on 03-01-19

Another amazing book by Sarah

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

Reviewed: 28-01-19

wow. all I can say is wow. Where do you go from here Sarah? if you haven't read / heard the rest of her books then this is a great time to go back and go through them all. They will make you laugh, cry, the characters come to life and you mourn the ones you loose like you were their best friends. zombie books can be all too task orientated with not much character depth.

not that I dislike the genre, I really love the genre but Sarah Lyons Flemming does things a cut above the rest, she somehow brings you into the world in her mind and makes you love the characters.

  • Adventureman

  • Anyone Can Be a Superhero
  • By: Jamie McDonald
  • Narrated by: Will Thorpe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

At the age of nine, Jamie's family feared he would never walk again. Twenty years later, he set off to run 5,000 miles coast to coast across Canada. When Jamie decided to repay the hospitals that saved his life as a child, he embarked on the biggest challenge of his life: running the equivalent of 200 marathons back to back, solo and unsupported, in 40 degree weather, surviving all kinds of injuries and traumas on the road and wearing through 13 pairs of trainers. And he did it all dressed as the superhero the Flash.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The title says it all!

  • By Hannah Bellamy on 30-01-19

inspirational

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

Reviewed: 21-05-18

funny irreverent awesome book. narrators acents were weird tho. giving the writer from Gloucestershire a Dorset accent and a lot of Canadians Irish accents. nother the less a book that I greatly enjoyed for it's honesty even when ugly. it's humour and the serious message that we all can achieve far more than what both we believe and what society thinks about us

  • How to Be a Vigilante: A Diary

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 854
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 802
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 802

It's 1998. The Internet age is still in its infancy. Google has just been founded. Eighteen-year-old supermarket shelf-stacker Nigel Carmelite has decided that he's going to become a vigilante. There are a few problems: how is he going to even find crime to fight on the streets of Derbyshire? How will he create a superhero costume - and an arsenal of crime-fighting weaponry - on a shoestring budget?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We're Only Making Fans For Nigel

  • By Simon on 15-09-16

made me laugh, made me cringe, made me cry

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

Reviewed: 12-06-17

loved the book, the narrator / author, and I too love kick ass, so glad you found this manuscript, as I enjoyed this so much

  • 299 Days

  • The Preparation, Book 1
  • By: Glen Tate
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13

299 Days: The Preparation, the first audiobook in the 299 Days series, depicts the inner struggles Grant must face as he exists in a social system he recognizes as unsustainable and on the verge of collapse, but one in which he has built his life around. What begins as a return to his roots, self-sufficiency and independence, becomes a full blown move to prepare for what may come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this whole series, skip book 10 tho

  • By Jason Smith on 24-07-15

Loved this whole series, skip book 10 tho

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

Reviewed: 24-07-15

What did you like most about 299 Days?

The story was really alive for me

Who was your favorite character and why?

the sherif

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The time the team first met

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not really

Any additional comments?

First 9 books of this series are awesome

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Persecution

  • The Days of Noah, Book 2
  • By: Mark Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

In The Days of Noah, Book 2: Persecution, a globalist conspiracy transpires by way of a false flag attack against America's energy infrastructure. Noah and Cassandra Parker witness a complete economic meltdown which is intentionally triggered by the event. The assault is blamed on patriots and Christians who are rounded up into detention centers across the country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great 1st book of this second series by Mark

  • By Jason Smith on 24-07-15

Great 1st book of this second series by Mark

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

Reviewed: 24-07-15

What made the experience of listening to Persecution the most enjoyable?

The start of the book, the preperation

What did you like best about this story?

the preperation

What about Kevin Pierce’s performance did you like?

Warm and even

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

When will you realize things have gone too far?

  • Monsters of Men

  • By: Patrick Ness
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332

War,’ says the Mayor, ‘at last.’ Three armies march on New Prentisstown, each one intent on destroying the others. Todd and Viola are caught in the middle, with no chance of escape. As the battles commence, how can they hope to stop the fighting? How can there ever be peace when they’re so hopelessly outnumbered? And if war makes monsters of men, what terrible choices await? But then a third voice breaks into the battle, one bent on revenge….

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really impressive ending and great narration.

  • By Mr. D. V. Carruthers on 18-08-11

Fantastic Series

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

Reviewed: 24-07-15

If you could sum up Monsters of Men in three words, what would they be?

Another stunning world

What other book might you compare Monsters of Men to, and why?

the discworld series

What about Humphrey Bower’s performance did you like?

Down to earth and brings the story alive

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

I can hear your thoughts

Any additional comments?

Get this book

  • The Time Being

  • By: Antonia Honeywell
  • Narrated by: Melody Grove
  • Length: 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 880
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 720
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 721

At 11 Lalla should be enjoying her childhood in London. But this is not London as we know it. In a collapsed society, Lalla struggles to imagine her future. When a government announcement invites her to enjoy a new life in Regent’s Park, Lalla sees a glimmer of hope. But what is she willing to risk? The Time Being is the short-story prequel to The Ship by Antonia Honeywell, if you enjoyed this, you’ll love the full-length novel sequel.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good

  • By S. Corner on 03-01-16

Just wish it was longer

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

Reviewed: 17-05-15

Loved this short story, just wanna know what happens next, all the build up of the story and no answers

  • Fire in Winter

  • Surviving the Dead, Volume 4
  • By: James N. Cook
  • Narrated by: Guy Williams
  • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

With the dark cloud of civil war gathering on the horizon, Gabriel Garrett struggles to protect his new home and the new life he has just begun. But as he soon learns, a man's past has a way of catching up with him, and Gabriel has more than his share of dark secrets. When his world is shattered, he will walk a path of vengeance across a land where the dead hold sway, and the living count their lives in seconds. His enemy is the deadliest he has ever faced, and in this battle, there is no justice, no redemption, and no mercy. There is only revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another masterpece in the genre.

  • By James on 05-10-14

Thoroughly enjoyed this series

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

Reviewed: 17-05-15

Missed Eric's PoV on this one but a real solid story
I hope there is more to come in the future

  • The Days of Noah

  • Book One: Conspiracy
  • By: Mark Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Could we be living in a time of which there is more prophetic writings than of any period in history? Noah Parker, like many in the United States, has been asleep at the wheel. During his complacency, the founding precepts of America have been slowly, systematically destroyed by a conspiracy that dates back hundreds of years. The signs can no longer be ignored and Noah is forced to pull his head out of the sand and see things for what they really are.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the reading

  • By Jason Smith on 03-01-15

Loved the reading

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

Reviewed: 03-01-15

The reading on this book was great, wish there was a little more pace on the story but enjoyed the characters and just waiting for stuff to hit the fans

  • Fragments

  • By: Dan Wells
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Fighting to stop a war that could destroy everyone alive…Kira Walker nearly died searching for the RM cure, but the battle for survival is only just beginning. The genetically-engineered Partials are inextricably bound to a greater plan that could save both races and give Kira the answers she desperately seeks. Venturing deep into the wasteland, Kira’s only allies are an unhinged drifter and two Partials who betrayed her yet saved her life – the only ones who know her secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series

  • By Mrs. Pa Davies on 08-03-17

Great narration and a believable future world

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

Reviewed: 25-12-14

What made the experience of listening to Fragments the most enjoyable?

The narration in Stellar, the story is great but Julia is on fire on this series

What was one of the most memorable moments of Fragments?

early on the newborns birth and the following minutes

What does Julia Whelan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

julia seems to embody Kara, the style of the book and julias style of reading work incredibly well together, if you read the book on its own you would enjoy it but not nearly as much

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

We have no future, our salvation lies in those who seemed to want to exterminate us but who is the real enemy?