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  • Alien: Sea of Sorrows

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: James A. Moore, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: John Chancer, Stockard Channing, Walles Hamonde, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

Set 300 years after the events of Alien: Out of the Shadows and Alien: River of Pain, Alien: Sea of Sorrows deals with the rediscovery of dormant Xenomorphs (Aliens) in the abandoned mines of LV-178, the planetoid from Alien: Out of the Shadows, which has now been terraformed and renamed New Galveston. The Weyland-Yutani Corporation, reformed after the collapse of the United Systems Military, continue their unceasing efforts to weaponise the creatures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is SO GOOD

  • By Anonymous User on 31-12-2018

The horrors continue and people still don't learn

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

Reviewed: 06-05-2018

The performance was great but the story line for it being a few hundred years in the future, it was pretty much the same as always. A corrupt corporation with an Android/synthetic person deep in the plot and stupid greedy people hired in key positions and after all this time and with all the information about the Aliens they still know nothing about how they reproduce and how to catch them and yet they still send under prepared people in the retrieval positions with absolutely no hope of success (sound familiar). Yup! no change just different names with the same habits and results. But like I said the performance was terrific, like being at the movies but with no screen. I did enjoy it.

  • Dark Titan Journey: Finally Home

  • Dark Titan, Book 3
  • By: Thomas A. Watson
  • Narrated by: Chris Abernathy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

The country is broken. The borders have been breached. And only Nathan and his prepper compatriots have a chance to put it back together. After months of struggle in a devastated world, the love of his life by his side, he reaches his doomsday redoubt to lead the way. The ultimate prepper's adventure classic continues!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good from the start of the series to the end 1-3

  • By Kevin McGuiness on 25-03-2018

Good from the start of the series to the end 1-3

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

Reviewed: 25-03-2018

What did you like most about Dark Titan Journey: Finally Home?

The way all the characters linked it their rolls and the way they were growing from book one to three. A few "um" moments but really enjoyable.

What did you like best about this story?

The way that the people were collected and trained and grew throughout the stories.

Have you listened to any of Chris Abernathy’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No sorry but this one was brilliant.

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

Yes! but read the books I don't want to ruin anything.

Any additional comments?

Listen to all three books and grow with the characters. Their are some "oh yeah" moments but they are worth it for the rest of the books.

  • Blue Plague: The Fall

  • Blue Plague, Book 1
  • By: Thomas A. Watson
  • Narrated by: Eric Davidson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

The Blue Plague came roaring out of the Congo and into the United States - and it can't be stopped. The Infected become violently insane and impossibly strong. They're not zombies - no, that would be too easy - they're something much worse. The Infected are violent and unstoppable, but they can think. They can heal from most wounds. And worst of all - they can reproduce. Bruce, Debbie, Mike, and Nancy have been preparing for the worst for years. There's nothing to do but bug out - and they know exactly where to go.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pushing the boundaries of Humanity

  • By Kevin McGuiness on 25-03-2018

Pushing the boundaries of Humanity

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

Reviewed: 25-03-2018

What made the experience of listening to Blue Plague: The Fall the most enjoyable?

The way society falls apart and the heroes that arise to help and guide and rebuild society.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Blue Plague: The Fall?

The way the author went to explain how the initial spread was helped by humanitarian aid workers not wanting to be inconvenienced by border protections put in place. I think the key words were don't tell the authorities because they will quarantine you. So lets lie so we are not inconvenienced "sorry world"

What didn’t you like about Eric Davidson’s performance?

I am sorry this narrator did not do this book any favors, his voice tone makes listening to this story a struggle. I listened to the Dark Titan series by the same author and the narrator was a million percent better and did the book justice. This narrator is killing this book. The only reason I persevered and put up with it was because of the Dark titan series. I could not try a second time unless I want the monotone droll to to put me to sleep.

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

No not really. I liked the humanity aspect, a bit exaggerated was the fact that every person of authority Police/Army were suddenly bloodless unfeeling killers. Try Dark Titans it is much better.

Any additional comments?

No way could I struggle through trying to listen to this narrator a second time "sorry"

  • We're Alive: A Story of Survival, the Fourth Season

  • By: KC Wayland
  • Narrated by: Claire Dodin, Elisa Eliot, Nate Geez, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

The battle has begun. There is no more running away or trying to hide. The survivors confront their attackers head on, both human and otherwise. As the mystery starts to unravel surrounding the man in the pin-striped suit, can our heroes stop him in time? We're Alive: A Story of Survival, the Fourth Season, the final season, features 12 chapters packed with performances and sound effects that rival movies and prove that modern audio drama is undead and well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice entertainment

  • By Kevin McGuiness on 22-06-2017

Nice entertainment

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

Reviewed: 22-06-2017

It was like being at the movie theatre with no visual screen to look at.