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  • The Legion of Flame

  • Book Two of the Draconis Memoria
  • By: Anthony Ryan
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 25 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

The Legion of Flame is the action-packed second audiobook in the Draconis Memoria series - an enthralling epic fantasy of magic, adventure and the furious battle to forge an empire. Claydon Torcreek has survived drake-infested jungles, hostile tribes and the cold touch of betrayal - yet his troubles have only just begun. The legendary white drake - believed to be nothing more than a myth - has awoken from its long slumber, with a thirst to reduce the world of men to ashes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Steven Brand was a better choice

  • By Jim on 16-07-2017

The man is a genious

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

Reviewed: 15-06-2018

He probably gets this all the time (Anthony that is) but his use of language and vivid world building is compelling. His handle of our language is a level above what I normally listen to (military Sci Fi by many best selling authors) and I noticed that my grey matter fell in love. This was better than the first one and that was bordering on a masterpiece. To be able to write with such vision is amazing. HBO should grab this a make another "Game of Thrones" like epic series.

  • Pandemic

  • The Extinction Files, Book 1
  • By: A. G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 137

In Atlanta, Dr. Peyton Shaw is awakened by the phone call she has dreaded for years. As the CDC's leading epidemiologist, she's among the first responders to outbreaks around the world. It's a lonely and dangerous job, but it's her life - and she's good at it. This time she may have met her match. In Kenya, an Ebola-like pathogen has infected two Americans. One lies at death's door. With the clock ticking, Peyton assembles her team and joins personnel from the Kenyan Ministry of Health and the WHO.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible Australian accent and a tenuous drawn out story

  • By Jack on 06-07-2017

A tiny bit predicable and really bad Aussie accent

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

Reviewed: 15-06-2018

I must admit, I don't mind the narrator and have listened to several of his books written by BV Larson. However the Aussie accent was terrible. I know our accent is hard much like South Africa and New Zealand so it is not a deal breaker. I am a huge fan of the classic North American accents and Ed has a very nice musical tone to his narration. The story was a cross between conspiracy theory and end of the world apocalypse stories so it would have been a challenge for him as it did not offer anything outstanding as far as premise goes. My advice is to listen to the first few chapters and return it if you can't handle it.

  • Monster Hunter Nemesis

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Agent Franks of the U.S. Monster Control Bureau is a man of many parts - parts from other people, that is. Franks is nearly seven feet tall and all muscle. He's nearly indestructible. Plus he’s animated by a powerful alchemical substance and inhabited by a super-intelligent spirit more ancient than humanity itself. Good thing he’s on our side. More or less.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome series

  • By Yacob on 29-04-2016

A++ Action

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

Reviewed: 21-07-2014

Would you consider the audio edition of Monster Hunter Nemesis to be better than the print version?

Have not read the book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Stricken - He was the evil guy that got away and always had a plan B or C or D.

Which character – as performed by Oliver Wyman – was your favourite?

Franks, the main character.

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

Laugh mainly, lots of tongue in cheek stuff.

Any additional comments?

Although a great stretch of theology, he has a winner. This book is driven by Franks the main character and goes in to his true identity and gets in to his head.

  • Star Fortress

  • Doom Star, Book 6
  • By: Vaughn Heppner
  • Narrated by: Ely Miles
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

Guided by their inhuman logic, the cyborgs maneuver new planet-wreckers, Lurkers, and secretive drone fleets into position. Waiting for the word are massed stealth-capsules, ready to fire cyborg drop-troops onto selected planets, moons, and habitats. This time the assaults won’t stop until the cyborgs conquer the solar system. Highborn Grand Admiral Cassius has a deadly new weapon and a plan to defeat the terrible enemy. First, he must assassinate Supreme Commander James Hawthorne, his former ally.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Long Live Marten Kluge!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 13-06-2014

Long Live Marten Kluge!!

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

Reviewed: 13-06-2014

Would you consider the audio edition of Star Fortress to be better than the print version?

Can't comment as I have not read them but only listened.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Most - the development of the main character.Least - Nothing really.

Which character – as performed by Ely Miles – was your favourite?

Any of the High Born.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes.

  • Alien Honor

  • A Fenris Novel, Book 1
  • By: Vaughn Heppner
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

AD 2457. The longest space voyage in history has begun: 230 light years from a ravaged Earth to the pristine star system of New Eden - a beacon of hope following the Doom Star days. Aboard the ship are human colonizers, the Space Navy, fierce “Monitors” once bred to fight Cyborgs, and four “Specials” - humans with psionic abilities, capable of ripping holes in space to jump vast distances.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Solid book in Heppner Style

  • By Amazon Customer on 13-06-2014

Solid book in Heppner Style

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

Reviewed: 13-06-2014

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes, was different than other Military Sci-Fi but worth the listen if you like good old fashioned pulp fiction which is like most his stuff.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Alien Honor?

The main character escapes from his captors.

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

No.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

The author is like watching a great B grade movie. Some of them are much more enjoyable than Hollywood blockbusters. I really look forward to the next one.

  • Steadfast

  • The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, Book 4
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Geary and the crew of the Dauntless have managed to safely escort important alien representatives to Earth. But before they can make tracks for home, two of Geary’s key lieutenants vanish. The search for his missing men leads Geary on a far-flung chase, ultimately ending at the one spot in space from which all humans have been banned: The moon Europa. Any ship that lands there must stay or be destroyed—leaving Geary to face the most profound moral dilemma of his life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Seemed like a filler episode

  • By Samuel on 11-06-2014

Awesome new content

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

Reviewed: 28-05-2014

What did you like most about Steadfast?

It seemed to be inspired not to remain stale but started to use existing characters to get back you interest in a new story.

What other book might you compare Steadfast to, and why?

The previous book.

What does Christian Rummel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He is one of the best and he brings the story to life every time.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes.

  • 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 640
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595

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

Better than the film

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

Reviewed: 28-05-2014

If you could sum up World War Z in three words, what would they be?

Unique take on a zombie apocalypse.

Would you recommend World War Z to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes, it is not like the movie but much better.

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

no.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

no

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  • The Shack

  • By: Wm. Paul Young
  • Narrated by: Roger Mueller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 5

Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Search your heart

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-03-2014

Search your heart

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

Reviewed: 07-03-2014

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Simple yet inspiring. If you allow it to get in it will remind you of what is important in life.

Would you recommend The Shack to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes, it was fine.

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

Where he met God as a granma

Any additional comments?

No

  • Breakers

  • Book 1
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4

In New York, Walt Lawson is about to lose his girlfriend Vanessa. In Los Angeles, Raymond and Mia James are about to lose their house. Within days, none of it will matter. When Vanessa dies of the flu, Walt is devastated. But she isn't the last. The virus quickly kills billions, reducing New York to an open grave and LA to a chaotic wilderness of violence and fires. As Raymond and Mia hole up in an abandoned mansion, where they learn to function without electricity, running water, or neighbors, Walt begins an existential walk to LA.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Walt's rampage

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-03-2014

Walt's rampage

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

Reviewed: 07-03-2014

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it is unique and develops characters around events and shows how people are changed by those events.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Alien's pure motive to just wipe out mankind. They don't talk, negotiate or even try to communicate. That it is set in the USA, aliens seem to really like to USA more than anywhere.

What aspect of Ray Chase’s performance might you have changed?

He tends to drone on a bit.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

Any additional comments?

Hard to get used to the narrator but if you persist it is well worth it.

  • The Bone House

  • By: Stephen Lawhead
  • Narrated by: Simon Bubb
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

Kit Livingstone met his great grandfather Cosimo in a rainy alley in London where he discovered the reality of alternate realities.Now he’s on the run – and on a quest, trying to understand the impossible mission he inherited from Cosimo: to restore a map that charts the hidden dimensions of the multiverse while staying one step ahead of the savage Burley Men. The key is the Skin Map – but where it leads and what it means, Kit has no idea. The pieces have been scattered throughout this universe and beyond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpected pleasure

  • By Amazon Customer on 27-02-2014

Unexpected pleasure

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

Reviewed: 27-02-2014

Would you consider the audio edition of The Bone House to be better than the print version?

Not sure.

What other book might you compare The Bone House to, and why?

The others in the series.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Where the Kit interacted with the ancient people. This was the highlight.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. Tempting but I can't sit that long.

Any additional comments?

The narrator is refreshing. When you hear hundreds of hours of North American readers as an Australian you miss other kinds of accent. This guy was awesome. Pleasant and just plain nice to hear.

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