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  • The Last Tribe

  • By: Brad Manuel
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 22 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 183

Fourteen-year-old Greg Dixon is living a nightmare. Attending boarding school outside of Boston, he is separated from his family when a pandemic strikes. His classmates and teachers are dead, rotting in a dormitory-turned-morgue steps from his room. The nights are getting colder, and his food has run out. The last message from his father is to get away from the city and to meet at his grandparents' town in remote New Hampshire.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Be warned...this is AWFUL!

  • By DebB on 25-07-2017

Be warned...this is AWFUL!

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

Reviewed: 25-07-2017

First up this is an awful book!
If you enjoy well written books with captivating storylines and great characters then DON'T buy this book.
I wish I had not been sucked in by the positive reviews because I feel I have completely wasted my credit on this rubbish...in fact it is so bad I am going to ask audible for my money back on it.

There is nothing redeeming about this book whatsoever...even the great Scott Brick cannot make this rubbish better.
It feels like it was badly written by an amateur or high school student, and is in desperate need of editing. Was this even edited at all?
Most of the time sentences had me rolling my eyes in frustration at how bad the writing was..I'm warning you now, it is atrocious.
It has hours and hours of pointless boring superfluous descriptions, non believable characters and storylines, awful dialogue...I'm halfway though and I cannot even finish it. It's one of the worst books I've ever listened to.

(By the way Brad Manuel, dogs have LEGS...not ARMS)

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  • The Boy on the Bridge

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy. The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world. To where the monsters lived. In The Boy on the Bridge, M. R. Carey returns to the world of his phenomenal word-of-mouth best seller, The Girl With All the Gifts, for the very first time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story with moments of genuine suspense

  • By Rick on 07-06-2017

Fabulous..As good as the first!

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

Reviewed: 24-05-2017

Wow! The Girl With All The Gifts is right up there in my list of favourite books, and this sequel/prequel is equally as good.
Set 10 years before the first book, this one answers some questions and ties in beautifully...I had chills at the end. And if you enjoyed The Girl With All The Gifts, you will definitely enjoy The Boy on the Bridge!

  • How to Be a Vigilante: A Diary

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

It's 1998. The Internet age is still in its infancy. Google has just been founded. Eighteen-year-old supermarket shelf-stacker Nigel Carmelite has decided that he's going to become a vigilante. There are a few problems: how is he going to even find crime to fight on the streets of Derbyshire? How will he create a superhero costume - and an arsenal of crime-fighting weaponry - on a shoestring budget?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By DebB on 26-12-2016

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 26-12-2016

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It started off quite light and funny, but later parts of the book are deeper and darker and sadder...really quite an emotional book for me.
I was surprised to learn in the authors afterword that this was one of his first books written many years ago and then 'lost'. I am so glad it was found and published!
Just a word about the narration...I do have to say I really love when authors have the talent to narrate their own books. You know you are hearing exactly what they meant when they wrote it, with all the inflections in the right spots. And Luke does such a brilliant job of narrating his books!
Highly recommended.

  • Kill Someone

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

From the author of the international best seller The Stone Man, short-listed for Audible UK's Book of the Year Award 2015. Here are the rules. Method: you can't use a gun. You can't use explosives. You can't use poison. It has to be up close and personal. You don't have to worry about leaving evidence; that will be taken care of. Victim: no one suicidal. No one over the age of 65. No one with a terminal illness. Choose your method. Choose your victim.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping, funny and thrilling!

  • By Robyn Blanch on 28-03-2017

Brilliant...unputdownable!

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

Reviewed: 26-12-2016

Luke Smitherd has quickly become one of my favourite authors...he is a brilliant writer and all his books are unique and unusual. This one is no exception..
My husband and I listened to Kill Someone on a long road trip, and we stopped it a few times to discuss what we would do if in the same situation..we definitely had some interesting conversations!
I highly recommend any of Luke Smitherd books. If you haven't read him before, you are in for a treat.

  • A Head Full of Knives: An Urban Fantasy Novel

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

From the author of Audible #1 bestsellers In The Darkness, That's Where I'll Know You, The Physics of the Dead, and The Stone Man (shortlisted for the Audible Audiobook of the Year award 2015). Ever wished the world would revolve around you? Be careful what you wish for... Martin Hogan feels like he's being watched by everyone and everything, and doesn't know why. Even his pets are acting strangely. Each night he sees animals gathering outside his house in the darkness, staring up at his windows with glittering eyes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating and unique!

  • By DebB on 27-09-2016

Captivating and unique!

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

Reviewed: 27-09-2016

Well Luke Smitherd is fast becoming one of my favourite writers.. If you are looking for something well written and totally unique and interesting and 'un-putdownable' I highly recommend a Luke Smitherd book. The Stone Man was the first one I listened too and it was wonderful. This one was just as good, I loved it. Thank you Luke.

  • The Good Girl

  • By: Mary Kubica
  • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 386
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 361

Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, Colin Thatcher seems at first like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good twist at the end

  • By Trigga on 07-09-2015

Don't believe the hype!

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

Reviewed: 11-08-2015

I so wish I had read the poor reviews for this book and not believed all the 5 star ones...unfortunately Audible make it difficult to search for 1 star reviews. I suggest you go to Amazon.com and click on and read some of the 1 star reviews before you waste your credit on this.
My problem with 'The Good Girl' was that it was so badly written, and I found myself rolling my eyes and scoffing at so many parts of it. This actually may be the first audible book I return to Audible.

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