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  • Anomaly

  • By: Peter Cawdron
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Anomaly examines the prospect of an alien intelligence discovering life on Earth. The technological gulf between humanity and the alien species is measured in terms of millions of years. The only way to communicate is using science, but not everyone is so patient. Humanity's first contact with an alien intelligence is far more radical than anyone has ever dared imagine. With a technological gap of millions of years, mankind is barely able to recognize the arrival of an alien space craft outside the gates of the United Nations in New York.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Colleen2630 on 29-04-2019

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 29-04-2019

Not your run of the mill si-fi story. Follow a grade school teacher as he’s catapulted way, way out of his depth into a bunch of NASA boffins scratching their heads at THE ANOMALY. A great read.

  • Zero Hour

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 5
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 981
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 923
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 921

United Nations Special Operations Command sent an elite expeditionary force of soldiers and pilots out on a simple recon mission, and somehow along the way they sparked an alien civil war. Now the not-at-all-merry band of pirates is in desperate trouble, again. Their stolen alien starship is falling apart, thousands of light years from home. The ancient alien AI they nicknamed Skippy is apparently dead, and even if they can by some miracle revive him, he might never be the same.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scared of it getting stale..

  • By Jan on 22-02-2018

More please!

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

Reviewed: 07-03-2019

I’m dreading going on to book 6. What will I do when I finish it? The performance is so good that reading it for myself would be a bit bland. Can’t recommend this highly enough. Be warned it’s addictive.

  • Paradise

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,201
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,119

While the crew of the starship Flying Dutchman have been trying to assure people that hostile aliens do not have access to Earth, the UN Expeditionary Force has been stranded on the planet they nicknamed "Paradise". The Flying Dutchman is headed back out on another mission, and the UN wants the ship to find out the status of the humans on Paradise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is one of the best books I've read/listened to for a long time

  • By Kaz on 29-07-2017

Embrace the awesomeness!

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

Reviewed: 27-02-2019

Fantastic! Can’t wait to start Book 4. Great story, superb narration and laugh out loud dialogue. So much fun.
I highly recommend this series.

  • The Wolf of the North, Book 1

  • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

A chance encounter with an ancient and mysterious object awakens a latent gift, and Wulfric's life changes course. Against a backdrop of war, tragedy, and an enemy whose hatred for him knows no bounds, Wulfric will be forged from a young boy into the Wolf of the North. This is his tale.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very much enjoyed this book

  • By sally on 29-08-2017

Fabulous

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

Reviewed: 25-01-2018

This is a great story. A wonderful mix of tragedy, adventure, valor, betrayal and just a touch of romance.
The reading is excellent. Simon Vance is one of my favorite readers.
I highly recommend this book!

  • Speaks the Nightbird

  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 30 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

The Carolinas, 1699: The citizens of Fount Royal believe a witch has cursed their town with inexplicable tragedies -- and they demand that beautiful widow Rachel Howarth be tried and executed for witchcraft. Presiding over the trial is traveling magistrate Issac Woodward, aided by his astute young clerk, Matthew Corbett. Believing in Rachel's innocence, Matthew will soon confront the true evil at work in Fount Royal....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely amazing!

  • By Colleen2630 on 12-04-2017

Absolutely amazing!

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

Reviewed: 12-04-2017

The narration is superb. Very easy to listen to. I was enthralled by the story. So pleased this is only book one.

  • Deathlist

  • Strike Back, Book 1
  • By: Chris Ryan
  • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

John Porter, hero of the original Strikeback novel and TV series, returns in an exciting adventure when old enemies attack the SAS. It's 1999. A bitterly cold morning in the Brecon Beacons, and the soldiers trying out for SAS Selection are preparing to face their toughest test yet. Overseeing the soldiers is John Porter: once a promising young Blade, now a broken man and a drunk, seeing out his days in the Regiment Training Wing. But before the Fan Dance can begin, six masked gunmen carry out a devastating attack.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely amazing

  • By Colleen2630 on 16-04-2016

Absolutely amazing

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

Reviewed: 16-04-2016

What a great reader! The story was fast paced and exciting. So glad I could listen to it. Eye strain is worse than "ear strain"!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dawn of Wonder

  • The Wakening, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Renshaw
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 29 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 972
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 902
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 905

When a high-ranking officer gallops into the quiet Mistyvales, he brings a warning that shakes the countryfolk to their roots. But for Aedan, a scruffy young adventurer with veins full of fire and a head full of ideas, this officer is not what he seems. The events that follow propel Aedan on a journey that only the foolhardy or desperate would risk, leading him to the gates of the nation's royal academy - a whole world of secrets in itself. But this is only the beginning of his discoveries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing world and story

  • By Douglas on 24-06-2017

Can't wait for more!

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

Reviewed: 10-04-2016

Loved it. Well developed characters, great story and fabulous reading. Hope there's more soon! Thanks for hours of wonderful listening.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Scattering of Seeds

  • By: James Lynch
  • Narrated by: James B. Lynch
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

A visitor has arrived in Tanjee with a strange accent, a quick sword, and glowing blue eyes. He is just beginning to assimilate himself into the local culture and develop a few friends when one evening, he is unintentionally caught in a magical crossfire. He is left with a dangerous and powerful artifact that he must somehow break down and destroy, even as those who wish to keep it whole seek to break down and destroy him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I want more!

  • By Colleen2630 on 11-12-2015

I want more!

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

Reviewed: 11-12-2015

I enjoyed this book very much. Not my usual listening genre but I'm glad I stumbled onto it. There are obviously more in the series and I hope they're available soon.

  • Revelation

  • Rai-Kirah, Book 2
  • By: Carol Berg
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 20 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

Seyonne, the slave-turned-hero from Berg's highly acclaimed Transformation, returns to discover the nature of evil - in a "spellbinding" (Romantic Times) epic saga.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good, but...

  • By Colleen2630 on 13-04-2015

Pretty good, but...

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

Reviewed: 13-04-2015

Carol Berg's imagination is incredible. Unfortunately she does not believe her readers have any capacity in this area. The story is marred by being overwritten. Too many metaphors and similes which left me grinding my teeth wishing she'd just get on with it. This fault is especially frustrating in an audible book as you can't skim. Despite this I'll go on to the last of the trilogy as the actual story is captivating. Kevin Stillwell gives a creditable performance.

  • The Autumn Republic

  • The Powder Mage, Book 3
  • By: Brian McClellan
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 19 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Adopest has fallen . . .Field Marshal Tamas returns to his beloved country to find that for the first time in history, the capital city of Adro lies in the hands of a foreign invader. His son is missing and his allies are indistinguishable from his foes, and reinforcements are several weeks away. With the Kez still bearing down upon them and without clear leadership, the Adran army has turned against itself. Inspector Adamat is drawn into the very heart of this new mutiny with promises of finding his kidnapped son.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely excellent book!

  • By Lauren VS on 08-12-2016

Fabulous!

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

Reviewed: 09-04-2015

Really enjoyed this book which rounded out the trilogy beautifully. A great story with well rounded characters bought to life by Christian Rhodska's reading. An exceptional package!