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  • Blood Red Snow

  • The Memoirs of a German Soldier on the Eastern Front
  • By: Günter K. Koschorrek
  • Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Gunter K. Koschorrek was a machine-gunner on the Russian front in WWII. He wrote his illicit diary on any scraps of paper he could lay his hands on. As keeping a diary was strictly forbidden, he sewed the pages into the lining of his thick winter coat and deposited them with his mother on infrequent trips home on leave. The diary went missing, and it was when he was reunited with his daughter in America some 40 years later that it came to light and became Blood Red Snow

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Realistic day by day week by week account of life in the Eastern Front

  • By Mark on 17-09-2018

Realistic day by day week by week account of life in the Eastern Front

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

Reviewed: 17-09-2018

This book is suited to the WW2 buff wanting a realistic account of trying to survive the Eastern Front. It makes it clear wits and courage are very important however the randomness of surviving is what is so apparent. The book would suite those with more than a passing interest in the conflict. What I find distracting is not using a German narrator speaking English. The talented narrator of this book I would suggest is upper middle class English, so narrating a book about the British in WW2 or the Zulu wars would to me be a better match. Please Audible take this into consideration to make it more authentic. Like Tiger Tracks and The Last Panther. I would have rated it higher if not for this.

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  • 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 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

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

One the battle lost the war

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

Reviewed: 12-05-2018

Powerful gripping story, brutal harrowing realism, engaging all the way, yet me made me feel sorry for the two main characters as the story is set in the late 90'S. Today (2018) they would be in their 50-60"s I feel any many ways the characters would have mixed depressive emotions looking back fought to revenge their brothers yet killed those fighting the impending Islamization of Western Europe.
These men are extraordinarily tough, hard soldiers makes me realise how special those qualities are in Men. First time I have read this Author and will continue on this journey. Dam Good.

  • Mountain Man: Prequel

  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

After a long day of prepping a house for painting, all Gus Berry wanted was the night off to spend some time with his girlfriend and relax before having to return to work the next morning. But that isn’t going to happen. Because Gus’s co-worker Benny has found a one-night job at the local Mollymart East, a job that has to be done by morning. If Gus and his paint crew can complete the work by then, it could mean huge business with a respected, established grocery store chain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gus is back!

  • By ben seymore on 24-05-2018

How it happened ...The Mountain Man

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

Reviewed: 12-05-2018

Great prequel: Thank you so much Keith C. Blackmore for providing another in this fantastic series, this book did not disappoint. Your collaboration with RC Bray brought Gus back to us thanks to both of you. I drive a lot in my job often in remote areas of Australia listening to this book had me checking the rear vision mirrors as I was so enthralled (scared me) it gives great insight into Gus and his coping mechanism later with Captain Morgan. This is PTSD on steroids how any one could keep it together is amazing great prequel to a fantastic series. 4.5 out of 5

  • The Mountain Man Omnibus

  • Books 1-3
  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 27 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381

Boomstick. Samurai bat. Motorcycle leather. And the will to live among the unliving. Augustus Berry lives a day-to-day existence comprised of waking up, getting drunk, and preparing for the inevitable day when "they" will come up the side of his mountain and penetrate his fortress. Living on the outskirts of a city and scavenging for whatever supplies remain after civilization died two years ago, Gus knows that every time he goes down into undead suburbia could be his last.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Could not put it down.

  • By Pa Pritchard. on 11-11-2015

3rd listen in 2 years that good!

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

Reviewed: 23-12-2017

Would you consider the audio edition of The Mountain Man Omnibus to be better than the print version?

Don't know as I have never read the printed version but the Audio Version is brilliant. R.C. Ray is outstanding ..Wow.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Gus a great character (including Captain Morgan) that helped him when he just needed that internal guide to help him cope. How any one could maintain their sanity in a World like that would be near on impossible.

Which character – as performed by R. C. Bray – was your favourite?

Gus (both of them) Bray did a brilliant job on all the characters including Tanner

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Despair :One man hanging on by a thread in a nightmare world.

Any additional comments?

This book 1-3 is a fantastic fantasy with great characters and when you think it could not get worse for the people trying to survive it does. Went on to Well Fed book 4 which continued the story very well. This collection offers great listening value; due to the length yet captivating story ; I have read the complete series 3 times over two years. I also went and purchased my first Captain Morgan and each time I see a bottle it reminds me of this fantastic story. Thank you Keith

  • 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 204
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

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

Powerul fantasy riverting end of days story

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

Reviewed: 12-12-2017

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

Definitely! fantastic story, great characters, like end of days stories? then this is one of the best if not the best I have read so far and I have read a lot of them. Great value for money as the story has so much depth and duration brilliantly narrated. I want book 5-6 but it's not available yet. Next communication will be to Audible fast track it please!!

What other book might you compare After It Happened to, and why?

The Borrowed World Series, One Second After Series, What's Left of my World Series, these books are also realistic end of days books. This current book is in good company of those listed could even be my favourite, well toss up with the Borrowed World Series. This book adds so much dimension and characters can't recommend it enough. Brilliantly narrated.

What about R. C. Bray’s performance did you like?

I first heard R.C.Bray in the Mountain Man Series end of days with Zombies (Walking Dead) back drop which was a great series, I loved R.C.Bray's narration in that book (Awesome) now to this series. the first 20 minutes or so When I heard an American narration of a English character took me a while to get used to but after that Bray captured the characters so well that this distraction ceased in fact his narration matched the story brilliantly.

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

No not so much have had other books touch me more emotionally, but hard pressed to find so much depth and characters variety, so overall enjoyment of how does this author think up such a great story.

Any additional comments?

If you enjoy end of days, apocalyptic, realistic book then can't recommend it enough, got to the end of the book 4 to find out it is available but is yet to appear on Audible. Audible please fast track it.

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  • The Borrowed World

  • A Novel of Post-Apocalyptic Collapse, Volume 1
  • By: Franklin Horton
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

In a night of devastating terror, ISIS operatives have unleashed a coordinated attack on America's infrastructure. With thousands of trapped travelers and scarce law enforcement, the miles between Jim Powell and his family become a brutal gauntlet where the rules of civilized society no longer apply. As Jim puts his years of preparation and planning to the test, he is forced to ask himself if he has what it takes to make it home. Does he have the strength - the brutality - required to meet this new world toe-to-toe?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Realistic and thought provoking

  • By Mark on 11-02-2017

Realistic and thought provoking

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

Reviewed: 11-02-2017

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

Yes, for sure a realistic encounter of major terrorist attack or apocalyptic event, interesting based on real people going about their business: When ...hits the fan; most enjoyable and thought provoking made me realise I am not prepared even for a short period. Delivered with great characters, narration kept me absorbed so much so went on to book 2 and 3 and enjoyed them all immensely. So for a more realistic end of Days Type Story this is a must. 4 stars.

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  • The Last Panther

  • Slaughter of the Reich - The Halbe Kessel 1945
  • By: Wolfgang Faust
  • Narrated by: George Backman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

While the Battle of Berlin in 1945 is widely known, the horrific story of the Halbe Kessel remains largely untold. In April 1945, victorious Soviet forces encircled 80,000 men of the German 9th Army in the Halbe area, South of Berlin, together with many thousands of German women and children. The German troops, desperate to avoid Soviet capture, battled furiously to break out toward the West, where they could surrender to the comparative safety of the Americans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An eye opener

  • By Mark on 22-09-2016

An eye opener

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

Reviewed: 22-09-2016

What made the experience of listening to The Last Panther the most enjoyable?

The first hand account written by the soldier who survived it. The portrayal of the randomness of living or dying from moment to moment.The bravery and mindset of the author and his comrades as they faught to survive. The realism of the agony of war and the gratitude I have never experienced it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Last Panther?

The whole story was harrowing and dramatic whilst being non fiction: waiting in the forest for three Joseph Stalin tanks to pass by.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The whole book start to finish.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

From the other side; the true story of one young German Soldiers fight to survive in the last weeks of WW2

Any additional comments?

Makes me think the West in 2016 could never cope with War like this, most of us have no idea what true war is. This book is spectacular in it's authenticity, it's depiction of the horror and randomness of living or dying from moment to moment. The courage and mindset of the author and his comrades is from another time this truly is an eye opener. And for buffs of WW2Tanks and how they perform etc. the battle encounters are brought to life. The narrator does a first class job to his style and accent match this German soldiers story very well. Started the second listening as soon as I finished the first listen, will now purchase without a doubt the other book by the same author. All these comments are of course are directed to people who have a genuine interest in World War 2 and the experiences as told from all sides. 5 Stars.

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  • The Twelve

  • Book Two of The Passage Trilogy
  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 26 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225

Death-row prisoners with nightmare pasts and no future…. Until they were selected for a secret experiment….to create something more than human.

Now they are the future and humanity's worst nightmare has begun. The Twelve is the epic sequel to The Passage. Read by Scott Brick.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic book, can't wait for the nezt

  • By Chrissie on 18-05-2016

Started with a bang but then fizzed

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

Reviewed: 03-09-2016

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would not offer a strong recommendation, as I only enjoyed the early to mid stages of the book before the story line took a disappointing turn. The book started really well 4 star but then declined to 2 star at the end.

What could Justin Cronin have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The characters in the first part of this book were awesome one new character in particular (last stand in Denver) that does not give to much away but this part of the book was really good. If the author could have incorporated this into book one the Passage then the Passage would be 4-5 star

Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favourite?

Can't remember his name but he was the character that "last stand in Denver" was based on awesome character.

Did The Twelve inspire you to do anything?

No.

Any additional comments?

My Journey now ends this the sequel overall though I enjoyed the Experience of the Passage and first half of The Twelve. Thanks to The author.

  • The Passage

  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
  • Length: 36 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341

Amy Harper Bellafonte is six years old, and her mother thinks she's the most important person in the whole world. She is.... Anthony Carter doesn't think he could ever be in a worse place than Death Row.... He's wrong. FBI agent Brad Wolgast thinks something beyond imagination is coming.... It is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic story

  • By Renee on 29-07-2016

Better second time round

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

Reviewed: 03-09-2016

What did you like best about The Passage? What did you like least?

Interesting story better on second listening to help fit all together. Trimming the story down by 10-15% or even better including the first 10-15% of the follow up: The Twelve in the Passage to explain the fall of the world etc. I won't give any thing away for people considering the follow up except to say the first 20% was really good.

What did you like best about this story?

Waldgist and Ami's journey

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

No, how ever this Narrator is very good in fact his narration made some way to offset flat spots

Do you think The Passage needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Well I know there is a follow up the Twelve I was looking forward to the Twelve is started off really good 4star but then for me slipped away to 2 star and I won't purchase the 3rd

Any additional comments?

Worth buying keeps you entertained and the Narrators voice,narration became almost comforting like a friend out on those long country drives.