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Barry Deri

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  • The Synchronicity War: Part 2

  • By: Dietmar Wehr
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

The unprovoked war with a mysterious alien race is going badly. Minor tactical victories are offset by major strategic setbacks. The aliens know where all Human-occupied worlds are while their own worlds are still unknown. Victor Shiloh's unpredictable precognitive visions are the only thing that is slowing the alien onslaught. Not content with gradually pushing Humanity back, Shiloh's vision reveals a massive attack on Earth that will have terrible consequences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Enjoyable

  • By Barry Deri on 29-10-18

Very Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 29-10-18

Great characters and engaging story. Also a very interesting battlefield on which to unfold this particular drama. Mr Daniels has an outstanding array of voices for the many characters.

  • Rumors of Salvation

  • The System States Rebellion, Book 3
  • By: Dietmar Wehr
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

With the System States Union now crushed and Trojan's new Empire on the rise, former foes become allies in a desperate attempt to prevent not only the collapse of human civilization but also the complete extermination of humanity at the hands of a diabolical new power player. Is salvation really possible, or was it all just rumors?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent series

  • By Barry Deri on 26-09-18

excellent series

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

Reviewed: 26-09-18

Wonderful writing style, giving a grand scope of events. I've enjoyed these books immensely and lookforward to more by this author.

  • The Complete Thunder Series

  • By: Dietmar Wehr
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

The Tyrell are a race that love to fight. The more difficult the fight, the better they like it. Every race they find is given the same level of technology and a specific amount of time to exploit it before the Tyrell come back looking for a fight. Humanity is warned by another alien species that the Tyrell are coming, and the race is on to build an Alliance of races strong enough to stand up against an empire whose expansion has been relentless.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • complete story very well written and performed

  • By raymond on 09-04-18

Very Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 16-09-18

The characters took a while to get into, but the story was gripping. The tactical and logistical elements were exceptionally well presented. I am equally impressed with what was left out, as I am with what went into this book.

  • Well Fed

  • Mountain Man, Book 4
  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 885
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 844
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 843

After nearly four years, the zombie epidemic has almost burnt itself out. Gus' new life on a communal farm is peaceful. The daily routine of policing the fields is rarely disrupted by straying undead. His drinking binges are over. Long days have thrown time over the memories of Annapolis. But this will all change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best in the series

  • By Daniel on 30-05-15

Very Enjoyable

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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: 02-08-18

I've enjoyed this series immensely. The characters are compelling and involving. Gus is a completely unexpected hero/anti hero. No one in the series is without an interesting back story. R.C. Bray puts in yet another outstanding voicing. All four of the books have brought something new to the genre, and that has impressed me greatly.

  • Brief Cases

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321

Magic. It can get a guy killed. Return to the world of the Dresden Files with Harry Dresden (the only wizard in the Chicago phone book) and friends as they solve supernatural mysteries, protect the helpless, and fight evil. Brief Cases is a new collection of Dresden Files stories which includes an original novella, from international best seller Jim Butcher. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A small number of new stories

  • By Barry Deri on 15-06-18

A small number of new stories

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

Reviewed: 15-06-18

Excellent writing as always from Jim Butcher. Also, God level narration by James Masters. My only complaint was that way too many of these stories were from other compilations and locations. Overall this was not a worthwhile purchase for me. But Butters story and the last story were exceptional. One way or another I think we all need those two accounts. And, I hunger for 'Peace Talks' now more than ever.

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  • Endgame

  • Arisen series, Book 14
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 18 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 464

This is it. Alpha team goes once more into the breach. On what will be their final missions ever in the Zulu Alpha - and the fight of their lives — Homer & Ali, and Predator & Juice, launch out into the terminal post-Apocalypse, as London is overrun by the very last rush of death covering the entire planet. Neither mission can fail, but can all four teammates survive? Or will some go down safeguarding the lives of those they love more than life itself?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Last Hope of Humanity!

  • By Simon on 04-05-18

Utterly Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 23-05-18

This has been an amazing roller-coaster of emotion detail and drama. The characters are as rich and complex as one could ever hope for. The production value and emersive experience rates this as one of the best series of books I have ever enjoyed. Mr Fuchsia, I do like your style. Thank you so very much for this outstanding work. The enjoyment is further enhanced by RC Bray who breathed yet more life and emotion into these already legendary characters and story arcs.

  • Scourged

  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

Kevin Hearne creates the ultimate Atticus O'Sullivan adventure in the grand finale of the New York Times best-selling Iron Druid Chronicles. Unchained from fate, the Norse gods Loki and Hel are ready to unleash Ragnarok, aka the Apocalypse, upon the earth. With a whole host of dark allies on their side, there's a globe-spanning battle on the cards - one which Druid Atticus O'Sullivan will be hard-pressed to survive, much less win.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • and so it ends

  • By Joshua on 12-07-18

end of an era

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

I will miss these fantastic characters and this wonderfully diverse world. But most if all I will miss Oberon. He needs his own series 😊

  • Relic of Sorrows

  • Fallen Empire, Book 4
  • By: Lindsay Buroker
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Captain Alisa Marchenko finally has a lead on finding her daughter, but her passengers want her to take them on their quest instead. Even though the Star Nomad is her ship, they have power she cannot fight, and she finds herself with no choice but to accept another detour. But the ancient relic they seek has the ability to destroy worlds and is coveted by many. The path leading to it is riddled with competitors and littered with the dead, and even a cyborg and a Starseer may not be strong enough to fight the obstacles in the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very enjoyable

  • By Barry Deri on 23-04-18

very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 23-04-18

I'm am liking these characters more and more. these booksare very engaging. I can highly recommend them.

  • Blood and Betrayal

  • The Emperor's Edge, Book 5
  • By: Lindsay A. Buroker
  • Narrated by: Vivienne Leheny
  • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15

The last thing Maldynado Montichelu - former aristocrat and current ladies' man - ever wanted was to be left in charge. After all, the team just blew up a train, crashed a dirigible, and kidnapped the emperor. It's kind of an important time. But, with Amaranthe captured by the nefarious Forge coalition, and Sicarius off to find her, the team is lacking in leaders. Also, Sicarius has made it clear that Maldynado's life may be forfeit should anything happen to the emperor while he's gone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Barry Deri on 27-03-18

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 27-03-18

I would very much like more of these on audible. I believe the next four books have yet to make it to audio format. I'm literally queuing up to buy them as soon as they are ready.

  • Supercarrier

  • The Ixan Prophecies Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Scott Bartlett
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 116

Captain Keyes is loved by the public but hated by Command. He captains the UHS Providence, an aging supercarrier and the last human ship not dependent on dark tech - technology humanity has used to rule over the galaxy since barely defeating the Ixa in the First Galactic War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Promising start

  • By Nic M on 07-01-18

Just not gripping,

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

Reviewed: 27-03-18

I have given up after 17 chapters. The narrator hasn't wowed me with this one.