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  • Ex-Heroes

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder, Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 221

Stealth. Gorgon. Regenerator. Cerberus. Zzzap. The Mighty Dragon. They were heroes. Vigilantes. Crusaders for justice, using their superhuman abilites to make Los Angeles a better place. Then the plague of living death spread around the globe. Despite the best efforts of the superheroes, the police, and the military, the hungry corpses rose up and overwhelmed the country. The population was decimated, heroes fell, and the city of angels was left a desolate zombie wasteland like so many others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ex-citing, Ex-traordinary, Ex-tremely entertaining

  • By Steve on 02-06-12

how has noone written this before

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

Reviewed: 15-03-19

super heroes and zombies knocking hell out of each other seems a fairly bankable concept. the performances are excellent all voices distinct. the only downside is it becomes a bit repetitive. the word meat was beginning to lose all meaning but that is a minor quibble. some might find the then/now style of story telling jarring too but it is always made clear which moment you are in. altogether an excellent start to the series and origin piece for the heroes.

  • Contest

  • By: Matthew Reilly
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

The New York Public Library: a 100-year-old labyrinth of towering bookcases, narrow aisles and long hallways. For one night this building is to be the venue for a contest. The rules are simple: seven contestants will enter, only one will leave. With his daughter in his arms, Stephen Swain is plunged into a fight for survival. In this contest, unless you leave as the victor, you do not leave at all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WHY NO MOVIE YET!!!!

  • By Miss Catherine Livingston on 19-02-19

WHY NO MOVIE YET!!!!

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

Reviewed: 19-02-19

ONE of my favourite books in general and one of my favourite Reilly books in particular. chock full of action and it doesn't matter how many times I read/hear it I'm still biting my nails in suspense at all the confrontation scenes.

  • The Waking Fire

  • Book One of Draconis Memoria
  • By: Anthony Ryan
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 22 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 605
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604

The new star of British fantasy returns with The Waking Fire, book one of the Draconis Memoria series, a thrilling new epic fantasy of exploration and adventure, spies and assassins, explosive magic and the battle for empire. For decades the lands of the Ironship Syndicate have been defended by the 'blood blessed' - men and women able to channel the powers contained in the potent blood of wild drakes. Elite spies and assassins, their loyalty has established the Syndicate's position as the greatest power in the known world. Yet now a crisis looms.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Times for heroes are back!

  • By Nina on 08-07-17

Here be dragons!!!

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

Reviewed: 26-06-18

Wheeeeeee!!
A ripping yarn full of adventure, dragons, spies, dragons, magic, naval warfare and dragons. Lots of dragons. Many, many dragons. And these are not the practically cuddly dragons of Berk. Oh no. Big giant death machines that can fly, camouflage themselves like a chameleons, bitch slap leviathons or some combination of all three AND ALL of them can breath fire.
And the only way human magic and society work is to hunt them down and harvest their blood. Which wasn't difficult enough so Mr Ryan decided to throw in politics and prophecy to make things a bit more interesting.

  • Temple

  • By: Matthew Reilly
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Deep in the jungles of Peru, the hunt for a legendary Incan idol is underway - an idol that in the present day could be used as the basis for a terrifying new weapon. Guiding a US Army is Professor William Race, a young linguist who must translate an ancient manuscript which contains the location of the idol.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unstoppable

  • By Tamarafrock on 16-08-08

Bombastic Joyride

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

Reviewed: 17-04-18

So action packed it should have a John Williams score! Loved this book when I first read it and it is just as good in audio format. And who needs the laws of physics getting in the way of a good action scene anyway?