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  • Death of Empires

  • Arisen, Book 7
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs, Glynn James
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403

With nearly a quarter of a million copies sold, the world's most thrilling and best-loved military zombie-apocalypse series returns, powering toward its epic and cataclysmic conclusion.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Being to drag the story out

  • By MichaelN on 27-01-16

Great ride

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

Reviewed: 15-08-18

Great story, compelling, the use of female characters in unlikely situations ie socially engineered feminist influence which is pushed down authors throats, is disconcerting. But a powerful and compelling read!

  • Exodus

  • Arisen, Book 5
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs, Glynn James
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474

The world's last floating nuclear supercarrier looks into the face of oblivion as her thinned, exhausted, and beleaguered crew face the largest herd of dead ever recorded. Soon, the ship's five-acre flight deck will become the scene of a furious and desperate set-piece battle - like no combat any modern army has seen since Stalingrad. The ranks of the dead are infinite, and those of the living are tiny, depleted, and running out of time... and of hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Genuine High Quality Series

  • By Simon on 26-08-15

Fairly good but feminist narrative gets on nerves

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

Reviewed: 29-07-18

Like I said amazing story line but the fact that this author believes men and women are the same and has gone out of his way to make sure his characters score virtue signalling points gets on my nerves.

  • Arisen Omnibus Edition: Books 1-3

  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs, Glynn James
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,080
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,080

When the Zombie Apocalypse came, one country had shut down its borders in response to a major terrorist attack. Now Fortress Britain is the last bastion of the living - with 50 million beleaguered survivors facing down a world of seven billion animated corpses. And one international team of elite special operators - supremely trained and armed, always the most skilled, resolved, and unstoppable amongst us - are humanity's last best hope for survival....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good quality books really enjoyed

  • By Trevor on 25-01-15

Pretty good......

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

Reviewed: 18-07-18

The one thing I don't like about these books is the authors make a deliberate attempt to make women look masculine... For example ones in the special forces.... In real life that would never happen... Alongsiee it, predictably the authors makes a few guys look weak... That could happen.. Men and women are different get over it. Anyway. All in all a good book.

  • Zero Hour

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 5
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,001
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,905
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,895

United Nations Special Operations Command sent an elite expeditionary force of soldiers and pilots out on a simple recon mission, and somehow along the way they sparked an alien civil war. Now the not-at-all-merry band of pirates is in desperate trouble, again. Their stolen alien starship is falling apart, thousands of light years from home. The ancient alien AI they nicknamed Skippy is apparently dead, and even if they can by some miracle revive him, he might never be the same.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • There Ain't No Stopping Us Now!

  • By Simon on 08-02-18

Love the series

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

Reviewed: 27-06-18

Apart from my one gripe which is in the real world pilots and special forces would be almost exclusively male and this equality of outcome thing is annoying liberal nonsense... But genuinely had some amazing moments and can't wait for next one to come out. Narrator also amazing.

  • Columbus Day

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,368
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,278
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,265

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic start to what I hope is a great series

  • By GiffRock on 02-01-17

Great escapism, somewhat let down by politics

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

Reviewed: 12-01-17

Great story, took a while to get going. The author erred too much into political correctness for my liking, which somewhat compromised the credibility. Initially admitting only 15% of the military were women; every second character the protagonist encountered was female. That said, the author didn't compromise male characters, to his credit.

The characterisation of Skippy was brilliant though and makes up for it.

If the author acknowledged the differences between the sexes instead of portraying the military & spec ops as female as well as male,, this would get 5 star from me. Instead the book has a slightly 2D / artificial feel because of it. He clearly thought Clinton would win as well!

That said, i can't wait for next one. The author's onto something with Skippy & Joe loose in space and his slapstick humour has charm.

  • The Imperial Banner

  • Agent of Rome, Book 2
  • By: Nick Brown
  • Narrated by: Nigel Peever
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

AD 272 - the Roman emperor Aurelian has defeated Queen Zenobia and crushed the Palmyran revolt. Faridun's Banner, hallowed battle standard of the Persian Empire, has fallen into Roman hands and is to be returned to the Persians as part of a historic peace treaty. But on the eve of the signing, the banner goes missing. Recalled to Syria, imperial agent Cassius Corbulo is charged with recovering the flag.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book

  • By James on 18-07-16

Good book

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

Reviewed: 18-07-16

Quite a nice quiet read to get lost into the world of ancient Antioch and the rest. Quite long, a bit like a midsummer murders in Syria?

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Hunting the Eagles

  • By: Ben Kane
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

Five long years have passed since the annihilation of three Roman legions in the wilds of Germania. Varus, the general who led the ill-fated army, is long dead, and the bones of his 15,000 legionaries moulder in the forests. But not all the Romans were slain in the ambush. Centurion Tullus, a seasoned veteran, survived, and now he lives for revenge upon the tribal chieftain Arminius, who masterminded the ambush. Tullus will stop at nothing to kill his bitterest enemy or to recover his legion's lost Eagle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heart thumping

  • By James on 25-04-16

Heart thumping

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-04-16

Cannot predict each twist and turn! A very good book which built on the last!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Invader

  • By: Simon Scarrow, T. J. Andrews
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

Roman Britain, AD 44. General Plautius' hard-won defeat of Caratacus should have brought peace. But though the land is conquered, it is far from tamed. A puppet king is doing little to calm the hatred of the tribes and bring them under Roman rule. Fighting is in Optio Horatius Figulus' blood. His Celtic ancestry is mocked by his fellow soldiers, but it gives him the toughness essential for survival.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By CT on 20-08-16

Great

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

Reviewed: 18-04-16

It was very great audio - if you read Cato & Macro then this for you.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Pale Horseman

  • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 2
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 759
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 706
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 702

A Saxon raised by Vikings. A pagan fighting for a Christian King. The conflict at the heart of a hero will be played out in the fight for England. It is 877. Across the kingdoms of Britain the Danes are gaining strength. Uhtred of Bebbanburg, a pagan warrior, must decide who he will align with: the Vikings who raised him or Alfred, King of the West Saxons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great narrator

  • By D. Boskma on 04-01-18

really good

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

Reviewed: 14-11-15

classic Bernard Cornwall - very good final battle scene at end of book - impressed