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  • Empire of the Dead

  • Arisen, Book 8
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs, Glynn James
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 99

With Juice in heavy contact on the do-or-die shore mission, Ali in a blistering sniper duel over the South Atlantic, and Homer all alone and massively outnumbered deep beneath the keel of the JFK, the Alpha operators are in the fight of their lives - against tactically outstanding, pain-invulnerable, and utterly merciless Spetsnaz commandos - and with no guarantees about who will be left standing at the end....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great but heavy

  • By Alex on 06-04-2016

Great but heavy

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

Reviewed: 06-04-2016

Loved the story but sometimes the story gets so depressing where everything and more goes wrong and you want to yell out in frustration. The pace of the story would have been better if it was increased in those times I think.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Maximum Violence

  • Arisen, Book 4
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs, Glynn James
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

In Canterbury, as the virus rages out of control, one troop of Royal Marine Commandos fights a 360-degree battle for survival while also racing to rescue the Channel Tunnel survivors from a relentless siege, all before Hellfire missile strikes and carpet bombing kill anyone left alive. Across the Atlantic,the crew of the USS John F. Kennedy risks a catastrophic reactor meltdown to get out of the path of a 10-mile-wide tide of the dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intense but sometimes a bit too much

  • By Alex on 11-03-2016

Intense but sometimes a bit too much

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

Reviewed: 11-03-2016

I loved this book and the great on the edge of your seat suspense filled with surprising moral dilemmas.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Exodus

  • Arisen, Book 5
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs, Glynn James
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 100

The world's last floating nuclear supercarrier looks into the face of oblivion as her thinned, exhausted, and beleaguered crew face the largest herd of dead ever recorded. Soon the ship's five-acre flight deck will become the scene of a furious and desperate set-piece battle - like no combat any modern army has seen since Stalingrad. The ranks of the dead are infinite, and those of the living are tiny, depleted, and running out of time...and of hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Book So Far

  • By Alex on 11-03-2016

The Best Book So Far

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

Reviewed: 11-03-2016

This book is my favourite so far. After the depressingly morbid previous book, I was on the edge of my seat asking, 'Will everything go wrong again?' It was a thrilling ride and one of many surprises and intense well written action scenes. This book is just awesome with a capital A.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Arisen Omnibus Edition: Books 1-3

  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs, Glynn James
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

When the Zombie Apocalypse came, one country had shut down its borders in response to a major terrorist attack. Now Fortress Britain is the last bastion of the living - with 50 million beleaguered survivors facing down a world of seven billion animated corpses. And one international team of elite special operators - supremely trained and armed, always the most skilled, resolved, and unstoppable amongst us - are humanity's last best hope for survival....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Walking Dead" meets "The Unit"

  • By Luci Adams on 13-06-2016

Great but short

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

Reviewed: 04-03-2016

One of the best zombie books around. You can really invest into the characters. I just feel like each book is a bit too short when taken individually.

I did feel that the last book was a bit too gloomy however. I know it's part of a series but it just seems everything that could go wrong does go wrong and worse. At some points I wanted to yell out in frustration at some of the decisions made by certain characters. It is the zombie apocalypse but it feels a bit too hopeless at time that I almost wanted to stop reading out of hopelessness.

I'm looking forward to seeing how the story continues though!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,959
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,710
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,710

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique, Funny, Genuine.

  • By Anthony on 19-03-2014

Great practical science and problem solving!

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

Reviewed: 01-03-2016

This book was great. I enjoyed the best examples of problem solving using all sorts of science and the main character's humour. Very well written and narrated. 10/10

  • 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 1,202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,128

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

Thrilling and utterly suspenseful!

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

Reviewed: 06-11-2015

The most suspenseful scifi book I've ever read. My only beef is that there was significant swearing at times which were not pleasant to the ears.