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  • After It Happened

  • Publisher's Pack, Books 1 & 2
  • By: Devon C. Ford
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230

This omnibus edition contains Survival (book 1) and Humanity (book 2) of the After It Happened series.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great first 2 books

  • By Mr Timothy N. Clarkson on 14-09-2017

An entertaining read!

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

Reviewed: 31-03-2019

Although RC Bray slipped into an American accent with the characters on and off, his performance was excellent as always!

  • It

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 44 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,072
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,009
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,012

To the children, the town was their whole world. To the adults, knowing better, Derry, Maine, was just their hometown: familiar, well ordered for the most part. A good place to live. It was the children who saw - and felt - what made Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurked, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one's deepest dread. Sometimes IT reached up, seizing, tearing, killing....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • unbelievable narration.

  • By Travis on 13-10-2016

Underwhelming waffle fest

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

Reviewed: 22-03-2017

I had big expectations for this read but it turned out to be a real let down. certainly not one of King's better novels.

Narration was excellent! I'll be looking for more titles read by him.

  • The Breakers Omnibus

  • Books 1-3 and Prequel Novella
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase
  • Length: 42 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

Books 1-3 and the prequel novella of the Breakers series.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • stand-esq

  • By Aidan on 18-04-2016

A regretful Christmas holiday read.

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

Reviewed: 14-01-2017

Every character was a smart arse, unlikeable and rather two dimensional. Even the "heroes" were arseholes.

Character dialogue was often cringeworthy, inappropriate for the situation and implausible.

A real shame because the central story has potential. Needs a thorough rewrite to polish the story.

I really couldn't come to like the narrator's style. It complimented the book in that it was was often cringeworthy, inappropriate for the situation and implausible! He needs to vary his style and try different voices for the characters... no one talks the way he portrays many of the characters.

I got a bit into Book 3 before I returned it for a full credit.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Game of Thrones

  • Book 1 of A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,678
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,426
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,419

The complete, unabridged audiobook of A Game of Thrones. HBO’s hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A Game of Thrones is the first volume in the series. Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Swords and intrigue to the hilt

  • By Kerri on 18-08-2014

good narration. story dragged on a bit.

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

Reviewed: 21-10-2016

to be frank i was expecting more from the novel. the narrator was great and very consistent with the parts voices.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • World War Z

  • By: Max Brooks
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland, Rupert Farley, Nigel Pilkington, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 649
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 648

The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched firsthand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living - or at least the undead - hell of that dreadful time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn’t put it down!!!

  • By Rianni on 02-06-2018

ok but not the best zombie story out there.

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

Reviewed: 10-07-2016

A couple of the narrators were quite annoying like the Canadian girl... most were very good.
The short story style was different. I found it hard to get into it like a normal novel.
The submarine zombies weren't plausible.

  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest

  • By: Stieg Larsson
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 25 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 258

Salander is plotting her revenge - against the man who tried to kill her, and against the government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. But it is not going to be a straightforward campaign. After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in Intensive Care, and is set to face trial for three murders and one attempted murder on her eventual release. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his researchers at Millennium magazine, Salander must prove her innocence....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By Anonymous User on 03-02-2019

outstanding!

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

Reviewed: 17-06-2016

I wish this series (Larsson) could keep going. Brilliant sorry telling. I couldn't put it down.

  • Fear the Sky

  • The Fear Saga, Book 1
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,208

From the Audie-nominated narrator of The Martian. In eleven years' time, a million members of an alien race will arrive at Earth. Years before they enter orbit, their approach will be announced by the flare of a thousand flames in the sky, their ships' huge engines burning hard to slow them from the vast speeds needed to cross interstellar space. These foreboding lights will shine in our night sky like new stars, getting ever brighter until they outshine even the sun, casting ominous shadows and banishing the night until they suddenly blink out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hanging out for book 2.

  • By Amanda on 04-10-2015

a great modern scifi

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

Reviewed: 01-03-2016

Well researched material blended with plausible extra terrestrial tech and rounded characters makes for an exciting read.

  • The Stand

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 47 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 716
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 682

First came the days of the plague. Then came the dreams. Dark dreams that warned of the coming of the dark man. The apostate of death, his worn-down boot heels tramping the night roads. The warlord of the charnel house and Prince of Evil. His time is at hand. His empire grows in the west and the Apocalypse looms. For hundreds of thousands of fans who read The Stand in its original version and wanted more, this new edition is Stephen King's gift.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favourites

  • By Dale on 07-01-2015

An epic well worth investing the time in!

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

Reviewed: 02-05-2015

I enjoyed this read immensely. The extended version adds worthwhile detail and I especially liked the trashcan man extended sections.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful