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  • Mavericks

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 6
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435

The remnants of the Expeditionary Force stranded on the alien-controlled planet "Paradise" get a chance to prove themselves, in a simple off-world training mission with a ship full of teenage alien cadets. When the mission goes horribly wrong and the survival of everyone on Paradise is at risk, the Merry Band of Pirates may have to come to the rescue. Unless they get killed first.... 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A change of pace

  • By Jono on 07-10-2018

great effort great result!

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

Reviewed: 15-10-2018

and yet another truly great piece of literature created by Craig alanson and RC Bray narration's once again proves to be amazing!

  • These Dead Lands: Immolation

  • By: Stephen Knight, Scott Wolf
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

The United States of America is falling before the armies of the dead. Leading the sole survivors of the US Army's 10th Mountain Division out of the overrun city of New York, Captain Phil Hastings heads for the safety of Fort Indiantown Gap, a National Guard training facility deep in the woodlands of Pennsylvania. Joining with other remnants of the military, government, and civilian communities, Hastings and his men must try to keep the tsunami of corpses from taking over the world and plan the resurrection of the nation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 28 days later mixed with a Mathew Reilly novel

  • By Anonymous User on 28-08-2018

well written and well read

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

Reviewed: 12-03-2018

rc bray delivers an amazing performance of a detailed zombie book that highlights the day to day grind of army life

  • 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 1,000
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 938
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 935

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Invested in the universe, not so much the story

  • By Anonymous User on 30-04-2018

great story. well told.

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

Reviewed: 15-06-2017

Alanson bring a hilarious fun twist once again to the genre. a well paced book that is hard to turn off. this is multiplied by RC Brays epic performance.
Alanson and RC Bray are like "peas and carrots"

  • Carnage

  • Arisen, Book 12
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 131

After recovering Patient Zero, Alpha must escape Africa to end the ZA once and for all. But they can feel the hot breath of a reinforced and vengeful Spetsnaz team on their necks - and there can be no escaping the reckoning of an ultimate sniper showdown between Ali and Vasily, and an incomparably brutal iron-cage Texas death match between Predator and Misha. For the first time, all the teams will come together and must fight as brothers for any chance of making it back to Britain. And only one thing is certain - not everyone is walking away from this one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The fight continues in even more ways than can be expected

  • By Leanne storey on 29-10-2018

powerful ending to an amazing saga

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

Reviewed: 21-05-2017

wow! I mean wow! what an action packed commando fest. great story by MSF and out of this world performance by RC Bray.
sad to see this saga end but i am happy how it did.

  • Armada

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 954
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 903
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 903

Zack Lightman is a dreamer. He fills his days with wishful thoughts of life on other planets and spends hours playing videogames, neither of which have helped him make friends or find a girlfriend. His refuge from the daily disappointments of life is Armada - an online space-fighter simulator based on defending Earth from an alien invasion. It’s when he’s playing that he feels closest to his father, a champion gamer who died when Zack was a baby.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun ride, if a little derivative

  • By Todd on 28-07-2015

well read but full of plot holes

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

Reviewed: 11-05-2017

Will delivered a great performance, unfortunately Ernest did not live up to the bar set from ready player one. the major issues are regarding the moon size plot holes that plague the writing.
that said it is still a fun book and any teenage gamer would love it.

  • Hell Divers

  • The Hell Divers Series, Book 1
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273

More than two centuries after World War III poisoned the planet, the final bastion of humanity lives on massive airships circling the globe in search of a habitable area to call home. Aging and outdated, most of the ships plummeted back to Earth long ago. The only thing keeping the two surviving lifeboats in the sky are Hell Divers - men and women who risk their lives by diving to the surface to scavenge for parts the ships desperately need.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Boys Own Adventure.

  • By Gerri on 25-09-2016

great performance, but hole filled plot

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

Reviewed: 17-04-2017

great performance, but hole filled plot with limited backing detail. so much of the dynamics of the situation do not make sense and that drags away from the story.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Columbus Day

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 976
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 974

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic!

  • By Jacob on 23-01-2017

loved it - great story and great narrative

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

Reviewed: 15-01-2017

intresting exciting innovative fun hilarious performance of a great story. highly recommended. has the same flavour of the fear saga but is completely different at the same time.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Cataclysm

  • Arisen, Book 9
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

The battle to keep the undead tide from the walls of London is lost. Africa is a deadly hall of mirrors, leaving Alpha team riven with dissension and doubt. And the one man who might save the world is crashing to Earth half a world away. Only our greatest warriors can walk through this fire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story can't wait for book 10!

  • By Ben Allwood on 17-08-2016

great story can't wait for book 10!

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

Reviewed: 17-08-2016

story is getting quite dramatic and involved.
writing is detailed and pretty close to mil spec.
R.C.Bray is Amazing as always.
worth buying

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Nemesis

  • Arisen, Book 8.5
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 97

Between the fall of man and the arrival of the JFK, the Horn of Africa is a battleground. Salvation. Vengeance. Vanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of a kind

  • By ScrimboxTeam on 15-08-2016

Fuchs and Bray are always amazing

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

Reviewed: 31-07-2016

in true arisen form this book delivers using the proven formula of character establishment, epic battle and unexpected ending. it also sets up nicley for book 9
RC Bray is exceptional as always.
worth a listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Zombie Fallout

  • Zombie Fallout, Book 1
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

This is the story of Michael Talbot, his family, and his friends: a band of ordinary people trying to get by in extraordinary times. When disaster strikes, Mike, a self-proclaimed survivalist, does his best to ensure the safety and security of those he cares for. Book one of the Zombie Fallout Trilogy follows our lead character at his self-deprecating, sarcastic best. What he encounters along the way leads him down a long dark road, always skirting the edge of insanity.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • story lacked detail

  • By Ben Allwood on 19-05-2016

story lacked detail

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

Reviewed: 19-05-2016

the narrator was great. as zombie stories go this missed a lot of key points and the details didn't make sense. little things like they had electrical power weeks after the fall etc made it hard to get into the book. go for arisen, mountain man or peter meridith's apocalypse series over this.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful