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  • Troll Hunting

  • By: Ginger Gorman
  • Narrated by: Jo Van Es
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

In 2013, journalist Ginger Gorman was trolled online and terrified, but once the attack subsided, she found herself curious. Who were these trolls? How and why did they coordinate such an attack? And how does someone fight back? Over the next five years, Gorman spoke to psychologists, trolling victims, law enforcement, academics and, most importantly, trolls themselves, embedding herself into their online communities and their psyches in ways she had never anticipated. She uncovered links between trolling, cyberhate and real-life crimes. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dark interesting painting hung with a Leftie Frame.

  • By Mark on 25-04-2019

Dark interesting painting hung with a Leftie Frame.

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

Reviewed: 25-04-2019

This is not a D.I.Y book on safe use of social media, it is however a timely reminder that there are people out there “Trolling” for Many reasons, some to alleviate boredom others to reach out inflict anger and pain. So be careful, don’t take the bait, move on, don’t be the next troll snack.
Ginger Gorman sets the scene on the catalyst for the vitriolic Troll attacks. As a journalist of Australia’s Free to Air ABC A Left Wing Biased Tax Payer funded broadcaster she met and did an article of two homosexual men that acquired a child from a Russian mother. She visited them them and thought these two “ Dads” and the little boy was just a picture perfect. Turned out the men paid the Russian Women $8000.00 for the boy and they were part of a international Pedophile ring. The boy was subjected to unspeakable depravity. The two men received 40 and 30 year prison sentences. This was sequence of events that attracted the “Vitriolic Trollers” my response as a reader was “Ya Think”
It is a in-depth thought full book with the self confessed feelings of guilt and took Ginger on a dark dark journey. Also ( from memory ) Ginger admits journalists like any one else are subjective, within that subjectivity the Left view of the World comes out in her presentation.
The words White Men, Far Right, Alt Right, Right Wing Social Media personalities etc even The POTUS Donald Trump is refereed to as the “Troll in Chief” Jordan Peterson gets a mention with the word “controversial” tagged. There is that indignation that Social Media gives to much voice to as Hillary Clinton called them “The Deplorable’s” and as such “ Free Speech “ should be within limits Merkel’s censorship of German Social Media is used as an example.
So would I recommend this book yes Lefties will love it, Righties (like myself) well get through the early snipes at Trump and the other biases and you will glean a good insight not only to what’s out there tapping on the keyboards, but also in my view a naive clever western women with her heart in the right place.

  • The Rule of Three

  • The Extinction New Zealand Series, Book 1
  • By: Adrian J. Smith
  • Narrated by: Raphael Corkhill
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Jack Gee, hiking the New Zealand mountains, is blissfully unaware of the Hemorrhage virus sweeping the world. A desperate message from his wife, Dee, alerts him, and he must return to Hamilton. On the way, he is captured by flesh-eating Variants and taken to their meat locker. To escape, he will need to draw on all his experience as an outdoorsman, but first, he must find the will to survive. Surrounded by Variants, Dee is trapped in her Hamilton basement with a group of survivors. With Jack missing, and dwindling food supplies, she must leave the basement, her only defense a katana.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 2/3rds through yet ordering the next. That’s good really good!

  • By Mark on 11-04-2019

2/3rds through yet ordering the next. That’s good really good!

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

Reviewed: 11-04-2019

Holds your attention, when you are waving at the characters, grimacing and swearing all whilst driving then you are captivated. Good really good. Believable characters and not to many , so that you don’t get lost. If you like: After it Happened, The Borrowed World, Mountain Man I recommend it.
Well done to the author, thank you, had to search a few hay stacks to find another needle.

  • Yesterday's Gone: Season One

  • By: Sean Platt, David Wright
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray, Chris Patton, Brian Holsopple, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

Can humanity Survive what it never saw coming? On October 15 at 2:15 a.ms Earth vanished. A scattered few woke alone in a world with no rules, other than survival at any cost. A journalist wanders the wretched reality of an empty New York, searching for his wife and son. A serial killer must hunt in a land where prey is now an endangered species. A mother shields her young daughter from danger through every terror-filled breath.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Deceptively Good.

  • By christopher on 16-03-2015

Dreadful

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

Reviewed: 06-04-2019

Drink a 1/2 bottle of bourbon watch Tom Petty’s great song on video Don’t Come Around Here No More with the sound replaced by The Beatles Lucy in The Sky of Diamonds and you would get a feel for this story. If you are a Fan of Books- series like The Borrowed World, Mountain Man, After it Happened, Etc then this book is not for you.
I got through 11 hours of a 15 hour book like watching a really bad movie thinking it can’t get any worse then the credits come up.
This may be the first bad review I have written normally I go by the adage : if you don’t have anything good to say then don’t say it.
This is an exception.


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  • Days of Panic

  • EMP Survival Series, Book 1
  • By: Jack Hunt
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

After an EMP obliterates the nation's electrical grid on New Year's Eve, it's not long before society unravels and panic ensues. As the lights go out and silence spreads over the city that never sleeps, four ordinary strangers - a bike messenger, a homeless person, a support rep, and an ex-convict - must forge a connection in order to stay alive. When they realize the danger is far greater than they expected, they must embark on a perilous journey out of the city.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Days of series Books 1-4 overview

  • By Mark on 10-02-2019

Days of series Books 1-4 overview

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

Reviewed: 10-02-2019

First from a value perspective this series would have been better a 3 book series of 8+ hours each rather than 4 books of 6+ hours each.
Book 1 excellent start and introduction of great characters, got me in for more... 4.5 star
Book 2 continuation holding interest ...4 star
Book 3 starting to rewind as beginning to keep attention.3.5 star purchased next book to complete story
Book 4 rewind after rewind failed to keep my attention. To many characters. 3 star
Started strong but got tired at the half way mark and fell way back in the field towards the finish line, in comparison to the many Apocalyptic Books listened to.

  • Deathride

  • Hitler vs. Stalin: The Eastern Front, 1941-1945
  • By: John Mosier
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

John Mosier presents a revisionist retelling of the war on the Eastern Front. The conventional wisdom is that Hitler was mad to think he could defeat the USSR, because of its vast size and population, and that the Battle of Stalingrad marked the turning point of the war. Neither statement is accurate, says Mosier; Hitler came very close to winning outright.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reality check for those seeking a better understanding.

  • By Mark on 17-11-2018

Reality check for those seeking a better understanding.

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

Reviewed: 17-11-2018

This book would appeal to those with a strong interest in the European theatre of World War Two. Especially those that wish to dig deeper, and get a clearer understanding of how and what took place, how much help did Stalin receive in the form of munitions from USA, England. Background deficiencies and strengths. What were tipping points. It is framed to give a clearer account, rather than accounts framed by popular historians/authors to provide product for Publishing houses with a set menu on historical commentary.
There are some minor auditory/ volume issues in the recording but they are minor .All in all for those with more than a casual interest. This is an excellent historical account. Highly recommend.

  • 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
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24

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 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

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 175
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

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 434
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419

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 254
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238

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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