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  • Waking Gods

  • Themis Files, Book 2
  • By: Sylvain Neuvel
  • Narrated by: Andy Secombe, Adna Sablyich, Laurel Lefkow, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232

An unknown vessel, not of this world, materialises in London. A colossal figure towering over the city, it makes no move. Is this a peaceful first contact or the prelude to an invasion? Every child has nightmares. But the only thing scarier than little Eva Reyes' dreams - apocalyptic visions of death and destruction - is the habit they have of coming true. Scientist Dr Rose Franklin has no memory of the last few years. The strangers she works with say she died, and was brought back to life. The question is not just how...but why?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Addictive

  • By Ken on 14-06-2018

Well worth the time,

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-02-2019

This sequel, again, taught me a thing or two and I really enjoyed all the narrators, wonderful to listen too.

  • Push Back

  • The Disruption Series, Book 2
  • By: R.E. McDermott
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Earth reels in the aftermath of a savage solar storm, a global disaster of unprecedented proportion which leaves most of the world without electrical power or the means to restore it. Across the world, the responses of unprepared national governments are too little, too late.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Continued enjoying this episode.

  • By Ann on 14-11-2017

Continued enjoying this episode.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-11-2017

Started getting lost with all the characters, but the branching of the story into new problems and pockets of resistance went well.

  • Under a Tell-Tale Sky

  • Disruption, Book 1
  • By: R.E. McDermott
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

When a massive solar flare fries the electrical grid, Captain Jordan Hughes' problems are just starting. Stranded far from home with a now-priceless cargo of fuel and a restless crew, Hughes weighs his options as violence worsens ashore and the world crumbles around the secure little world of his ship, the Pecos Trader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Damien on 21-07-2018

Enjoyed to the end

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-11-2017

This established the premise of the book well and carried you along enjoyably right to the end.

  • Promises to Keep: After the EMP

  • Disruption Trilogy Book 3
  • By: R.E. McDermott
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

When a massive solar storm takes down the power grid, all order collapses with civilization kept alive only by scattered pockets of survivors who find themselves not only short of critical resources, but facing an unexpected enemy -- what's left of their own government.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Battle book

  • By Ann on 14-11-2017

Battle book

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-11-2017

After having enjoyed to previous two episodes immensely I felt that this episode got stuck in a battle scene, The preparation of the protagonists, the setting the scene, the back and forth of one battle seemed to go on for hours.

  • Sleeping Giants

  • Themis Files, Book 1
  • By: Sylvain Neuvel
  • Narrated by: Andy Secombe, Christopher Ragland, Charlie Anson, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396

Deadwood, USA. A girl sneaks out just before dark to ride her new bike. Suddenly, the ground disappears beneath her. Waking up at the bottom of a deep pit, she sees an emergency rescue team above her. The people looking down see something far stranger.... That girl grows up to be Dr. Rose Franklin, a brilliant scientist and the leading world expert on what she discovered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clever, Cryptic and Creepy

  • By Kristin on 04-08-2016

Once finished immediately purchased book 2.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-2017

I found this a very enjoyable listening experience.
Immediately bought the second book and look forward to the third.
Interesting story, very plausible and well researched and taught me a thing or two. Great multiple narrators whose narration gave me quite a few laughs.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • 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 679
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 633
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632

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

Writing style and audio style are perfectly suited

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 24-11-2014

The style of the book, multiple 1st persons, is so complimented by having the multiple and varied narrators represent.
I had previously read this book and hesitated to purchase this audio version but was very pleasantly surprised when it turned out "BETTER" than reading the book.