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  • Relentless

  • By: Simon Kernick
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 790
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 476

John Meron, a happily married father of two who's never been in trouble, receives a phone call that will change his life forever: his friend Jack Galley, a high-flying City lawyer, is screaming down the phone for help. As Meron listens, Galley is murdered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Absolute Winner!

  • By Elizabeth on 20-08-08

Didn't quite hit the spot

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

Not sure what happened with this audio book, the premise is fantastic and I have heard great things but for me I loved the first 1-2 hours, after that it fell into oblivion and it did not draw me back in.

In the end it was a struggle to finish and for me it was anything other than relentless.

A real shame as the performance was really good.

  • Surviving the Evacuation, Book 2: Wasteland

  • By: Frank Tayell
  • Narrated by: Tim Bruce, Ruth Urquhart
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200

Billions died during the global civil war that followed the outbreak. Anarchy took grip. Chaos ruled. The world collapsed. In Britain, the evacuation failed. Nowhere was safe from the undead. Four months after the outbreak Bill Wright has found safety in a ruined abbey in southern England, but he is still alone. All he has for company are the files sent to him by his shadowy contact, Sholto. On those, he believes he has found the origins of the undead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book Two - more zombies and people in the UK

  • By Sam Jones on 25-04-16

Not as good as the first but still good

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

Reviewed: 16-05-18

This chapter continues right from where the first finishes, it starts well and strong and as expected but soon becomes messy and clunky. With the introduction of new characters and voices the diary journal format goes out the window sacrificing the simple story narrative for something that does not quite work well.
The conversational pieces just do not work and it is just unnecessary, a real shame but still a good story and it does manage to keep you wanting more. I am worried about where the story will go as I fear it will be too complex and perhaps suffer the same fate as the walking dead.
Would have been Mitch better to keep it the simple journal format and different from the rest although diary of the dead wins on that format.

  • Surviving the Evacuation, Book 1: London

  • By: Frank Tayell
  • Narrated by: Tim Bruce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 363
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 333

The outbreak began in New York. Soon it had spread to the rest of the world. People were attacked and infected, and they died. Then they came back. Nowhere is safe from the undead. As anarchy and civil war took grip across the globe, Britain was quarantined. The press was nationalized. Martial law, curfews, and rationing were implemented. It wasn't enough. An evacuation was planned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • London, Zombies and the start of great series

  • By Sam Jones on 25-04-16

Loved it, a breath of fresh air

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

Reviewed: 17-04-18

Finally a more realistic UK based zombie book. No guns, no hard core volience No Rick & Negan!

Perfect.

Whilst listening I realised that if I was to write my zombie book, it would be something like this, simple and obvious solutions to the undead trying to kill you.

What's better is that it feels like it is narrated by David Mitchell in parts, it has that dry comedy touch. Overall well worth a listen.

Now just waiting for my next credit for episode two. With fingers crossed that it wont go down hill too much!

  • West Cork

  • By: Audible Original
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 629
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 590
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 591

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery.Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Story Brilliantly Presented!

  • By Simon on 28-07-18

A real Gem, Fantastic find.

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

I am all praise for this series, loved it. It is not that often that you cannot wait for the next chapter, the story the structure and the mystery keeps you wanting to know what happened. It was not until the end that I looked up the case and dug a little deeper into the story. When looking through the news reports I instantly felt like i knew the characters inside out.
Very high quality production and I wish I went on for another few hours.
Well done.

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  • Ep. 1: Blow-Ins (West Cork)

  • By: Audible Original
  • Length: 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286

[Contains Mature Themes] West Cork, Ireland is an outpost at the edge of Europe. Rugged, windswept, and coastal, it was a region of farmers and fisherman until the 1960s, when it was discovered by the “blow-ins”—artists, urban runaways, and people who drove until the road ran out. It was a haven for those wanting to turn their backs on their old lives and start over. But then there was a murder in West Cork, and everything changed overnight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By patcarroll on 01-02-19

Fantastic Gem - One of a kind

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

I am all praise for this series, loved it. It is not that often that you cannot wait for the next chapter, the story the structure and the mystery keeps you wanting to know what happened. It was not until the end that I looked up the case and dug a little deeper into the story. When looking through the news reports I instantly felt like i knew the characters inside out.
Very high quality production and I wish I went on for another few hours.
Well done.

  • Ep. 5 (Zombies, Run!: The Way of All Flesh)

  • By: Naomi Alderman
  • Length: 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

There's been a second murder, and everyone left alive in the house is under suspicion. What was the meaning of the victim's final words, which were caught on tape? And why has one member of the group disappeared? The truth lies buried in the past; but in the zombie apocalypse, what's dead will never stay underground for long.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's a comedy/drama not a horror.

  • By William Payer on 25-05-18

Short, sharp fun and different.

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

I couldn't quite face another full on zombie story quite yet but this was something fresh and new which kept me listening over Easter.
It could very easily have been a 20 hour marathon covering every detail, instead it was just a simple zombie story revolving around a mystery in a large manor house.
Just enough zombie action for fans and some good writing to keep you listening. Each part of the story has enough story to keep you listening and wanting to know more.

I am tending to prefer this tighter less baggy chapter setup rather than a epic novels.

I would recommend this to any zombie fans who want something different. If you are a die hard gore fan, then stay well away. This is PG.

  • Ep. 3 (Zombies, Run!: The Way of All Flesh)

  • By: Naomi Alderman
  • Length: 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 21

The zombies are encroaching. Time is running out, and there's an obvious suspect in the murders. But the more Jody and Chris find out about the life of the victim, the more certain they are that there's more to this case than meets the eye.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • awerfull

  • By moger on 27-11-18

Short, sharp fun and different.

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

I couldn't quite face another full on zombie story quite yet but this was something fresh and new which kept me listening over Easter.
It could very easily have been a 20 hour marathon covering every detail, instead it was just a simple zombie story revolving around a mystery in a large manor house.
Just enough zombie action for fans and some good writing to keep you listening. Each part of the story has enough story to keep you listening and wanting to know more.

I am tending to prefer this tighter less baggy chapter setup rather than a epic novels.

I would recommend this to any zombie fans who want something different. If you are a die hard gore fan, then stay well away. This is PG.

  • Ep. 2 (Zombies, Run!: The Way of All Flesh)

  • By: Naomi Alderman
  • Length: 18 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20

There's been a murder - but do the survivors in the house know who else is there with them? And what secrets does the house hold? With Keith hysterical and Rose suspicious, it falls to Jody and Chris to act as detectives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Passable but forgettable

  • By martin on 15-04-18

Short, sharp fun and different.

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

I couldn't quite face another full on zombie story quite yet but this was something fresh and new which kept me listening over Easter.
It could very easily have been a 20 hour marathon covering every detail, instead it was just a simple zombie story revolving around a mystery in a large manor house.
Just enough zombie action for fans and some good writing to keep you listening. Each part of the story has enough story to keep you listening and wanting to know more.

I am tending to prefer this tighter less baggy chapter setup rather than a epic novels.

I would recommend this to any zombie fans who want something different. If you are a die hard gore fan, then stay well away. This is PG.

  • Ep. 1 (Zombies, Run!: The Way of All Flesh)

  • By: Naomi Alderman
  • Length: 20 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 29

Jody and Chris, runners from Abel Township, take shelter from the zombie horde in a mysterious country house, Gadsen Manor. They have company — who seem friendly at first. But when things turn sour, where will suspicion fall?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but why in pieces

  • By Annika on 03-04-18

Short, sharp fun and different.

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

I couldn't quite face another full on zombie story quite yet but this was something fresh and new which kept me listening over Easter.
It could very easily have been a 20 hour marathon covering every detail, instead it was just a simple zombie story revolving around a mystery in a large manor house.
Just enough zombie action for fans and some good writing to keep you listening. Each part of the story has enough story to keep you listening and wanting to know more.

I am tending to prefer this tighter less baggy chapter setup rather than a epic novels.

I would recommend this to any zombie fans who want something different. If you are a die hard gore fan, then stay well away. This is PG.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ep. 6 (Zombies, Run!: The Way of All Flesh)

  • By: Naomi Alderman
  • Length: 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

The zombies have invaded the house; the living people in Gadsen Manor have destroyed the staircase, but it's only a matter of time before the dead rise up to take their vengeance. Can Chris and Jody work out who the murderer is before the zombies kill them all? As the clock ticks, they gather in the drawing room to see if they can save their own lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great light entertainment

  • By Mrs on 28-08-18

Short, sharp fun and different.

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

I couldn't quite face another full on zombie story quite yet but this was something fresh and new which kept me listening over Easter.
It could very easily have been a 20 hour marathon covering every detail, instead it was just a simple zombie story revolving around a mystery in a large manor house.
Just enough zombie action for fans and some good writing to keep you listening. Each part of the story has enough story to keep you listening and wanting to know more.

I am tending to prefer this tighter less baggy chapter setup rather than a epic novels.

I would recommend this to any zombie fans who want something different. If you are a die hard gore fan, then stay well away. This is PG.