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Peter R. Finch

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  • Dust to Dust: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller

  • Deconstruction, Book 1
  • By: Rashad Freeman
  • Narrated by: Lee Alan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

In the blink of an eye, Randall and his family are ripped from their life in the suburbs and cast into a struggle for survival. A series of torrential storms turn the roads into rivers and tears apart the power grid. Unexplainable earthquakes decimate the city, cutting them off from whatever civilization remains. And that's just the beginning. Their isolated neighborhood can only protect them for so long. As society spirals into the depths, the worst of mankind lurch out of the darkness, to take what they can.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What a dreadful narrator!

  • By Peter R. Finch on 15-04-19

What a dreadful narrator!

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

Reviewed: 15-04-19

The story has promise but is ruined by the narration. Lee Alan is just awful.

  • Andorra: The Leah Chronicles

  • After It Happened, Book 7
  • By: Devon C Ford
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

Life at the fortified town of Sanctuary is calm. The people, with their fearless leader at the helm, have created a haven where they can live out their lives in peace and safety. But it hasn’t always been this way. There were battles and losses along the way, and victory usually came at a price. With the younger generation coming into their own, it’s time for Leah to pass on all she has learned over the years. Time to tell the stories of how the world became the way it is...starting with the highwaymen of Andorra.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I am sorry Devon but Kate is the wrong narrator!

  • By Regnantdawg on 19-12-18

Ruined

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

Reviewed: 24-02-19

This narrator has spoiled the story. Her inflection and emphasis is all wrong. The story is great, such a pity.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fever

  • By: Deon Meyer
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Woodburn, Peter Noble
  • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

Nico Storm and his father drive across a desolate South Africa, constantly alert for feral dogs, motorcycle gangs, nuclear contamination. They are among the few survivors of a virus that has killed most of the world's population. Young as he is, Nico realises that his superb marksmanship and cool head mean he is destined to be his father's protector. But Willem Storm, though not a fighter, is a man with a vision. He is searching for a place that can become a refuge, a beacon of light and hope in a dark and hopeless world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An enthralling story

  • By Mrs. H. J. Trick on 18-07-17

Good stuff

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-10-18

A brilliant tale, very well written and well narrated. Well done and thank you all.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,009
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,011
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,982

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exhilarating adventure. Brilliantly executed.

  • By Kaggy on 30-08-14

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 25-03-18

Loved it. Brilliant story even though I'd seen the movie. Superbly told by Mr Bray as is normal for this artist. Thank you all involved especially Andy for his wonderful story.

  • Red Team Alpha

  • Crimson Worlds Adventures, Book 1
  • By: Jay Allan
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Red Team Alpha. An elite military unit. Twenty highly trained veteran warriors, Mars' best. They are capable, dedicated, armed with the best technology Mars has to offer. And they don't exist, at least not officially. Now the team will be called upon to face its greatest test. On a planet in a newly discovered system, there is a mysterious wreck, the remains of an ancient ship. The discovery is a momentous one, first contact and proof that mankind is not alone in the universe.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A good tale ruined by an awful narrator

  • By Peter R. Finch on 10-11-17

A good tale ruined by an awful narrator

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

Reviewed: 10-11-17

Stephen Bel Davies was awful reading this - bad choice Jay Allen was let down.

  • The Bear and the Dragon

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 42 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334

President Jack Ryan faces a world crisis unlike any he has ever known. A high-level assassination attempt in Russia has the newly elected Ryan sending his most trusted eyes and ears - including antiterrorism specialist John Clark - to Moscow, for he fears the worst is yet to come. And he’s right. The attempt has left the already unstable Russia vulnerable to ambitious forces in China eager to fulfill their destiny. If they succeed, the world as we know it will never look the same. If they fail, the consequences may be unspeakable.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The ending had my heart pounding in my chest!

  • By RoguePlank on 04-12-14

A good tale spoilt by dreadful reading skills.

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

Reviewed: 26-05-17

Prichard spoilt this with the most boring narration and voice that it has ever been my misfortune to listen to.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful