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  • Deathtrap

  • Expeditionary Force Mavericks, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 110

The human soldiers stranded on the planet Paradise have been recruited into an alien legion to do the dirty jobs that the high-tech species won't do. Their first mission is to kick the enemy off a backwater planet no one cares about. It's a simple assignment, except everyone has a hidden agenda, and the planet could become a deathtrap. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Alanson really stepped up

  • By Jamie Mair on 11-05-19

Fantastic more please!

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

Reviewed: 15-05-19

Brilliant author and narrator! Nearly choked on my coffee at the references to the other podium books Arisen and Commune Series. Love how a super advanced alien spaceship can be called: 'come here and say that to my face!'....priceless😂😂 along with: 'I am aching for a beat-down and today's your lucky day'😂. Would recommend reading/listening to the Expeditionary Force novels first for context.

  • Dial D for Deadman: A Space Team Universe Novel

  • Dan Deadman Space Detective
  • By: Barry J. Hutchison
  • Narrated by: Phil Thron
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

In an alien city torn apart by crooked cops and ruthless criminals, private detective Dan Deadman specializes in cases unusual and bizarre. Sure, he doesn't smell great, and he's technically been dead for quite some time, but if you've got a rampaging Hell-beast tearing up your street, or a portal to another dimension appearing in your bathroom, Dan's your man. After saving a mysterious young woman named Ollie from the clutches of something big, slimy, and unpleasant, Dan gets entangled in a missing child case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • something entertaining! comes alive lol

  • By Miss Emma Graham on 03-10-18

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 16-02-19

Funny, unusual detective story unlike anything that I have read. Great characters and the narration is excellent. Good story if you are just wanting something to put a smile on your face. Well recommended

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,373

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good one!

  • By Robyn on 23-11-16

Surprisingly fun story

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

Reviewed: 23-01-19

Interesting Story with really likeable characters. The narrator is excellent. Agree with previous suggestions that it is like lost

  • Dark Sacred Night

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver, Christine Lakin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 588
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526

At the end of a long, dark night Detectives Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch cross paths for the very first time. Detective Renée Ballard is working the graveyard shift again and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours only to find that an older man has snuck in and is rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is none other than legendary LAPD detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard kicks him out, but eventually Bosch persuades her to help, and she relents.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Gaaaargh the narrator ruins it

  • By Max on 28-11-18

Very disappointed - keep the personal politics out

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

Every Bosch book (until this) I found to be excellent in their own way. This was disappointing. Didn't like the Fem-lib politics being forced into the story. The new female character came across as a bit of a judgemental hypocrite TBH (Mary Sue one minute / victim the next...cake and eat it sprang to mind). The whole #metoo propaganda was a massive turnoff. Previous stories w historical issues of OJ, Race Riots in LA and potential police brutality have always been sensitively, evenly handled in stories without trying to impose personal opinion. Bosch too unfortunately, is now a bit a boring emasculated shadow of his former self (A dying breed among a world of male misogynistic dinosaurs). He needs a knee replacement and struggles with...erm...his.. 'elections'....really! The non-Titus W narrative is a big turn off. Would have much preferred an origin story w Bosch in VNam and starting out as a cop in the late 60's and 70s. Further novels with these two characters will be a #notmethanku!

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  • Lethal White

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 4
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,232
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,807
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,771

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most epic Galbraith/Rowling novel yet

  • By Mikey on 19-09-18

Loved the series

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

Reviewed: 22-10-18

Really enjoyable series! Hope that there is more to come. Narration is great also. Would definitely recommend

  • The Silkworm

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 2
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,076
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,055

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realises. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published it would ruin lives - so there are a lot of people who might want to silence him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 star rating based on quality not name

  • By Linda on 06-08-14

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 15-10-18

Each novel usually takes 3 or so chapters to get into but afterwards difficult to stop till get to the end. Really well developed characters and ingenious how the entire whodunit elements kept till the end

  • Full Disclosure

  • By: Stormy Daniels
  • Narrated by: Kate Burton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

The explosive new book by Stormy Daniels which tells the story everyone wants to hear for the first time. She was already well known in some circles before March 6, 2018, but that’s probably the first time you heard the name Stormy Daniels. That’s the day she filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump over a nondisclosure agreement negotiated before the election but never signed. How did Stormy Daniels become the woman willing to take on a president? What is it like to be reviled by some, held up as a beacon of hope by others and to be an object of fascination to all? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting and easy going

  • By BadBoyBubby on 18-10-18

Audible please avoid political porn

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-10-18

Cheap, embarrassing and boring. I like Audible and have a keen interest in the many brilliant varied books on political history. It's just very worrying when Audible publishes the memoirs of a longstanding hard-core extreme porn-star and treats this as if if the memoirs of Henry Kissenger. Audible please respect your listener...we actually download most of our stories to escape the daily slurs and propaganda of daily life...bit sad about this :(

10 of 55 people found this review helpful

  • Mavericks

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 6
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,824
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,742
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,738

The remnants of the Expeditionary Force stranded on the alien-controlled planet "Paradise" get a chance to prove themselves, in a simple off-world training mission with a ship full of teenage alien cadets. When the mission goes horribly wrong and the survival of everyone on Paradise is at risk, the Merry Band of Pirates may have to come to the rescue. Unless they get killed first.... 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Skippy Shandy?

  • By Simon on 28-09-18

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 30-09-18

As always brilliant. Can't wait for the next one. RC Bray fantastic narration as usual

  • Man of War

  • An Eric Steele Novel
  • By: Sean Parnell
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Eric Steele is the best of the best - an Alpha - an elite clandestine operative assigned to a US intelligence unit known simply as the "Program". A superbly trained Special Forces soldier who served several tours fighting radical Islamic militants in Afghanistan, Steele now operates under the radar, using a deadly combination of espionage and brute strength to root out his enemies and neutralize them. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • When is the next book?

  • By paul walukiewicz on 16-09-18

When is the next book?

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-09-18

Enjoyable boys own story with good baddies. Can't wait for the next book. RC Bray great as usual

  • Black (4 Novel Bundle)

  • By: Russell Blake
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 29 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

Artemus Black doesn't believe in fate...but even a hardened Hollywood PI can question destiny when cases turn ugly. With an assistant who mocks him relentlessly, an obese cat that loathes him, a romantic life that's deader than Elvis, money problems, booze, nicotine, and anger management issues, how much worse can it get? The answer is plenty, and Black finds himself in a web of deceit, betrayal, and murder - and bad hair days.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining Light-hearted Detective Thriller

  • By paul walukiewicz on 11-09-18

Entertaining Light-hearted Detective Thriller

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

Really entertaining and good value at 4 books in one. The dialog is funny and helps the story along. Bosch but more affable with humour and less complicated plots.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful