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  • After It Happened

  • Publisher's Pack 3
  • By: Devon C. Ford
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,036
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 995
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 990

This publisher's pack contains Sanctuary (book 5) and Rebellion (book 6) of the After It Happened series. Set in the UK in the immediate aftermath of a mysterious illness that swept the country and left millions dead, the series follows the trials facing a reluctant hero, Dan, and the group he forms around him. They must battle the elements, find sufficient supplies and equipment to survive, and protect themselves against the most destructive force on the planet: other people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Real Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

  • By Simon on 20-02-18

Outstanding Series - Love these books

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

Would you listen to After It Happened again? Why?

Anything with RC Bray!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ash. Love the soft pet, come killing machine.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

There were loads of scenes, written really well. My best would be the closing scenes in the last book.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, the closing scene of the series was particularly moving.

Any additional comments?

Great series, very well written and RC Bray is brilliant as usual. There is genuinely nothing I didn't like about this series - possibly the best series I listened to..... well, apart from the Expeditionary Force series...... or maybe on a par.

  • 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 2,563
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,426

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

Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 15-03-18

If you could sum up Zero Hour in three words, what would they be?

Skippy the Magnificent!

What other book might you compare Zero Hour to, and why?

Simply if you liked the previous 4 books, you'll love this.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Any scene with Skippy and Joe, which is pretty much most of the book. Love it.

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

It made me chuckle, this series always does.

Any additional comments?

I cannot wait for the next in the series. Really hard to chose another book after this. By far the best series I've listened to.

  • 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 539
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 518

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

A little over the top now

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

Reviewed: 18-02-18

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Crisis after crisis, after crisis..... the story is great but ruined a little by everything that can go wrong does. It gets a bit repetitive and really isn't needed - it's a zombie apocalypse what more do you need?

Would you recommend Exodus to your friends? Why or why not?

No. There are better zombie apocalypse stories out there now.

What about R.C. Bray’s performance did you like?

RC Bray is, by far, the best narrator there is. What's not to like.

Do you think Exodus needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

This is already part of a series.

Any additional comments?

I've read up to book 5 now, but I'm going to be giving the rest of the series a miss (at least for a while). I found I was skipping through 30secs or so too frequently as the writers spend too much time trying to make everything a crisis.

  • The Complete Sherlock Holmes

  • The Heirloom Collection
  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 58 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,844
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,704
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,702

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes tales are rightly ranked among the seminal works of mystery and detective fiction. Included in this collection are all four full-length Holmes novels and more than forty short masterpieces - from the inaugural adventure A Study in Scarlet to timeless favorites like “The Speckled Band” and more. At the center of each stands the iconic figure of Holmes - brilliant, eccentric, and capable of amazing feats of deductive reasoning.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A long and rewarding listen....

  • By Lee on 29-04-15

It's just wrong to not enjoy this compilation.

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

Reviewed: 15-06-17

Where does The Complete Sherlock Holmes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The narrator brings the stories and characters to life - fantastic narration.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Complete Sherlock Holmes?

Too many to mention.

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

Simon Vance just brings the whole books to life .

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

"Sherlock Holmes: The full story".

Any additional comments?

I listen to this again and again, but please Audible: sort out the chapters so we can find the story we are after.

  • The Cleaner

  • John Milton, Book 1
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,311
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,123
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,124

Meet John Milton. He considers himself an artisan. A craftsman. His trade is murder. Milton is the man the government sends after you when everything else has failed. Ruthless. Brilliant. Anonymous. Lethal. You wouldn't pick him out of a crowd but you wouldn't want to be on his list. But now, after ten years, he's had enough - there's blood on his hands and he wants out. Trouble is, this job is not one you can just walk away from. He goes on the run, seeking atonement for his sins by helping the people he meets along the way.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good but oddly unsatisfying

  • By Lucy on 05-11-16

Reasonable Story, didn't like the narrator's style

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

Reviewed: 15-06-17

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Sorry, but the narrator didn't do it for me - very bland.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Better narrator.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I think the introductions to the Chapters was the worse.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

No.

  • Vulcan Boys

  • From the Cold War to the Falklands: True Tales of the Iconic Delta V Bomber
  • By: Tony Blackman
  • Narrated by: Roger Davis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

The Vulcan, the second of the three V bombers built to guard the UK during the Cold War, has become an aviation icon like the Spitfire, its delta shape instantly recognizable, as is the howling noise it makes when the engines are opened for takeoff. Vulcan Boys is the first Vulcan book recounted completely firsthand by the operators themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sonoian558

  • By il verme di libro on 02-03-16

Struggled to get into this

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

Reviewed: 15-06-17

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It was okay, but ended up not finishing it.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Hearing about how these 'boys' dedicated their lives to us.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Personal accounts

Do you think Vulcan Boys needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No - doesn't work on audio book.

Any additional comments?

Maybe not my thing - but listening as I drive, this didn't work for me. I would consider buying the paper book though.

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