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  • Plague Pits & River Bones

  • The Detective Lavender Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: Karen Charlton
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 226

London, 1812: Treacherous gangs roam the capital, and not even the Palace of Westminster is safe. When Detective Stephen Lavender is called in to investigate a highway robbery and a cold-blooded murder, both the cases take a dangerous and disturbing personal twist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love how

  • By Kevin on 21-02-18

Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-09-18

One of the most fascinating books I have heard in a long time. The narrator is brilliant and I cannot wait to hear the next book in the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Z14

  • Zombie Rules, Book 2
  • By: David Achord
  • Narrated by: Graham Halstead
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

Zach Gunderson and his friends have carved out a life for themselves in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by zombies. But survival is a daily struggle. In addition to frequent encounters with hostile humans, Zach has discovered something very sinister about the zombies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well above average zombie yarn

  • By david on 28-02-15

Disappointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-08-18

Not a patch on his first book. The author appears to have lost the plot and seems more concerned with descriptions of teenage sex rather than writing about the true basis of the book, zombies. Nevertheless the narrator is excellent with perfect diction. A disappointing second attempt in this series but I will still persevere with book three.

  • Mountain Man: Prequel

  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 547
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 525
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524

After a long day of prepping a house for painting, all Gus Berry wanted was the night off to spend some time with his girlfriend and relax before having to return to work the next morning. But that isn’t going to happen. Because Gus’s co-worker Benny has found a one-night job at the local Mollymart East, a job that has to be done by morning. If Gus and his paint crew can complete the work by then, it could mean huge business with a respected, established grocery store chain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Chance to Walk With the Mountain Man!

  • By Simon on 17-04-18

Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-18

Extremely good series, I would love for it to go on but unfortunately I realise it can't. R.C. Brady is an excellent narrator and the books would be nowhere near as good without him.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Commune: Book Two

  • Commune Series 2
  • By: Joshua Gayou
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 324

The survivors have come to settle in the mountains of Wyoming, fighting day in and day out to establish a home for themselves in a near-empty world. Things are good at first; scavenging is a workable, short-term solution that seems to be providing all they need. But they know that it’s only a matter of time before the food runs out. They need to scramble to find a sustainable solution before the clock stops, and for a little handful of people up in the mountains, the odds don’t seem very favorable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • When’s the next book out?

  • By Tina Jane on 07-04-18

A little disappointing

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-04-18

Not quite as good as book one as too many characters crammed in, however R C Brady the narrator is excellent as ever.

  • The Torment of Others

  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463

A dead girl lies on a blood-soaked mattress, her limbs spread in a parody of ecstasy. The scene matches a series of murders which ended with the conviction of Derek Tyler. But Tyler's been locked up in a mental institution for two years, barely speaking a word. Criminal psychologist Dr Tony Hill thinks this is not a copycat murder but something much stranger. Hill heads towards a terrifying face-off with one of the most perverse killers he has ever encountered….

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A bit predictable

  • By Amanda on 18-10-17

Very disappointing

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

Reviewed: 25-04-18

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

I was expecting something like the Tony Hill TV series but was I wrong! The story was all over the place, there was foul language and unnecessary crudeness. The narrator was awful - attempting a female voice he sounded just like Victor Meldrew in One Foot In The Grave - I laughed out loud then just stopped listening. Will never waste money/credits on this author or narrator again.

Has The Torment of Others put you off other books in this genre?

Yes

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Saul Reichlin?

Anyone

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not really

  • Zombie Road II

  • Bloodbath on the Blacktop
  • By: David A. Simpson
  • Narrated by: Eric A. Shelman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

The people that tried to kill the world almost succeeded. They were fiendishly clever but they didn't take into account the vets, the truckers, and the two-fisted fighters who didn't know how to give up. Gunny and his band of survivors continue their journey along the Zombie Road, saving as many as they can along the way. They power through the undead hordes with their modified semi-trucks to beat the ticking clock of nuclear meltdowns.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • can't wait for the next book<br />

  • By wez on 30-08-17

Very good

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-04-18

Excellent story. Looking forward to book three. Brilliant narrator and easy to follow . Highly recommend.

  • Positive

  • A Novel
  • By: David Wellington
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

The tattooed plus sign on Finnegan's hand marks him as a Positive. At any time, the zombie virus could explode in his body, turning him from a rational human into a ravenous monster. His only chance of a normal life is to survive the last two years of the potential incubation period. If he reaches his 21st birthday without an incident, he'll be cleared.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I am positive that I enjoyed this book. 😊

  • By S. Smith on 20-01-16

Unusual story

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-18

Good story but lead character too soft for zombie stories. Author isn't consistent with details and tends to forget what was previously described.

  • Narrator Battle: Zombie Edition

  • By: Nicholas Ryan
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette, R.C. Bray
  • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 69

Sean Runnette: voice of Zombie Fallout and Lycan Fallout. R.C. Bray: voice of Arisen and Mountain Man. Two award-winning zombie narrators go head to head! Each given one of Nicholas Ryan's highly praised zombie apocalypse standalone stories. There can be only one survivor. Which narrator is the baddest and bloodiest?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Head to Head

  • By Ka Livingstone on 12-04-18

Narrator Battle

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-03-18

The author's obsession with long winded descriptions of gore makes the book heavy going and boring.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Commune

  • Commune, Book 1
  • By: Joshua Gayou
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395

For dinosaurs, it was a big rock. For humans: Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). When the Earth is hit by the greatest CME in recorded history (several times larger than the Carrington Event of 1859), the combined societies of the planet's most developed nations struggle to adapt to a life thrust back into the Dark Ages. In the United States, the military scrambles to speed the nation's recovery on multiple fronts including putting down riots, establishing relief camps, delivering medical aid, and bringing communication and travel back on line. Just as a real foothold is established in retaking the skies (utilizing existing commercial aircraft supplemented by military resources and ground control systems), a mysterious virus takes hold of the population, spreading globally over the very flight routes that the survivors fought so hard to rebuild.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic! Brilliant post appocolyse series!

  • By Spaniard on 04-01-18

Very enjoyable

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-03-18

Good narrator but story gets rather bogged down. Looking forward to book two and hope it is narrated by the same person.