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  • Alex Fletcher Boxset, Complete Series Books 1-5

  • By: Steven Konkoly
  • Narrated by: John David Farrell
  • Length: 49 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

The entire Perseid Collapse series in one box set: post-apocalyptic thriller action and suspense in four books! On August 19, 2019, an inconceivable attack against America's infrastructure will unleash a human darkness over the United States - with a vast appetite for chaos and violence. Alex Fletcher, former Marine, will wake to this brutally hostile landscape, thrown headfirst into an epic, impossibly grueling journey to save his family and friends.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Army

  • By Joe on 09-01-2019

Great series of books

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

Reviewed: 20-04-2019

Aside from not loving the first part of the 4th book, the rest was a great read. Good characters that you become really invested in and apart from slightly overdoing the inventory descriptions, there was a good amount of detail in the storyline.

  • Mordacious

  • The City Series, Book 1
  • By: Sarah Lyons Fleming
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Therese Plummer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

Sylvie Rossi has the loner thing down pat, with the exception of her best friend, Grace. But when the two are trapped in a hospital during the last gasp of a dying city, alone time is no longer an option. A nurse's offer of sanctuary promises Sylvie the supplies she needs to survive the zombies - it's the coexisting with people that might do her in. Eric Forrest will do whatever it takes to get into the dead city for his sister, including ending up dead himself. He's used to taking risks, but with every mile he travels death looks likelier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • bring on book 2

  • By Jenny Taylor on 13-10-2016

One of the better books in this genre

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

Reviewed: 19-02-2019

I really liked the characters in this book. They’re believable and it’s a great story of friendships.

Love that the female characters are strong women, even the weaker one, Grace, pulls herself together to get through things, as though there’s no choice but to toughen up, which seems realistic.

Looking forward to the next book.

  • The Trackers Series Box Set

  • The Trackers Series, Books 1-4
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 33 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Ripped from the headlines, the explosive Trackers saga is a realistic depiction of what an EMP attack and the aftermath might look like from one of the genre's leading voices, USA Today best-selling author and former Homeland Security Disaster Mitigation Officer, Nicholas Sansbury Smith. This box set includes the entire four-book Trackers series with over 30 hours of postapocalyptic survival fiction and action. Box set includes Trackers, Trackers 2: The Hunted, Trackers 3: The Storm, and Trackers 4: The Damned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasantly Surprised

  • By James Langley on 23-11-2018

Pretty good story

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

Reviewed: 29-11-2018

While it’s not the best series I’ve read of this genre, it does have some interesting characters. I find it a bit odd that there was really no mention of US allies helping out and that only China showed up.

The narrator is good for the most part but the voices he does for the main villains are really annoying. Villains don’t have to sound like villains you know!

  • Britt-Marie Was Here

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

For as long as anyone can remember, Britt-Marie has been an acquired taste. It's not that she's judgmental or fussy or difficult - she just expects things to be done in a certain way. A cutlery drawer should be arranged in the right order, for example - forks, knives, then spoons. We're not animals, are we? But behind the passive-aggressive, socially awkward, absurdly pedantic busybody is a woman who has more imagination, bigger dreams and a warmer heart than anyone around her realises.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Okay but not great

  • By Shakya on 18-06-2017

Wonderful characters

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

Reviewed: 25-10-2018

Backman’s best skill is him ability to create wonderful misfit characters that no one should like and are completely lovable.

I love his style of writing and it’s brought to life by a fabulous narrator.

  • The Plains of Passage

  • Earth's Children, Book 4
  • By: Jean M. Auel
  • Narrated by: Rowena Cooper
  • Length: 31 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

Ayla and Jondalar leave the safety of the lands of the Mammoth Hunters and embark on a seemingly impossible journey across an entire continent. Their goal is the Cro-Magnon settlement in what is now southern France where Jondalar lived as a young man. Accompanied by the half-tame Wolf, the superb stallion, Racer, and the mare, Whinney, they brave both savage enemies and the elemental dangers of weather and terrain in their search for the place that will become Home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite of the whole series

  • By Kerry on 15-01-2017

An old favourite

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

Reviewed: 19-10-2018

While I’ve been a big fan of this series for many years, it was a real pleasure to listen to it being read. Great narrator.

  • The Fated Sky

  • Lady Astronaut, Book 2
  • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Mary Robinette Kowal continues the grand sweep of alternate history begun in The Calculating Stars. The Fated Sky looks forward to 1961, when mankind is well established on the moon and looking forward to its next step: journeying to, and eventually colonizing, Mars. Of course the noted Lady Astronaut Elma York would like to go, but there’s a lot riding on whoever the International Aerospace Coalition decides to send on this historic - but potentially very dangerous - mission. Could Elma really leave behind her husband and the chance to start a family to spend several years traveling to Mars? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great performance good continuity in the story

  • By C SIMONSEN on 05-03-2019

Great sequel

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

Reviewed: 20-09-2018

Fantastic book. I think I enjoyed it even more than the first book and I gave that 5 stars too!

Awesome characters, great story line and comes across as very plausible for this genre. Nice touches by adding in some real world people from the 60s like Katherine Johnson (NASA mathematician)

  • The Fireman

  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 22 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 126

Some flames burn too brightly to be extinguished. This exceptional new thriller from Joe Hill is essential reading for 2016 and perfect for fans of Justin Cronin's The Passage. In a world overtaken by a deadly and dramatic new virus, Harper is determined to live long enough to deliver her baby. But when all it takes is a spark to start a deadly blaze, she's going to need some help from the mysterious fireman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Justin on 07-07-2016

Could listen to Kate all day

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

Reviewed: 08-06-2018

Great story, really loved the main characters and all the Mary Poppins references.

Fantastic narration, Kate has such a great voice and I appreciated the English accent wasn’t over-cooked like it so often is by Americans

  • The Harbinger

  • By: Bryan Patrick Wolfe
  • Narrated by: Michael Ahr
  • Length: 29 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8

It starts as a whisper, barely audible. Rumors. Paranoia. Conspiracy theories. Subterfuge. Like lightning, the plague moves across the globe, leaving few alive. But the end is only the beginning. Primarily set in Memphis, four loosely-connected strangers, caught up in their lives, find their worlds annihilated by the swiftly-moving plague. Alex Connelly is a wealthy young executive. Kirk Foster is a self-absorbed aging gay man. Meredith Brinkley's ongoing war with breast cancer takes a turn for the worse. Logan King is a closeted baseball jock.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • a new experience

  • By Ruth on 02-02-2019

Nice and long

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

Reviewed: 22-05-2018

It’s good to find a book that takes me nearly a month to get through for a change.

I wasn’t bothered but the sex stuff but I did find it a bit tacky occasionally. Probably because of the stereotyped gay voices. Speaking of the narrator, his voice is nice until he swaps to different voices for the characters. Quite irritating

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  • Born Survivors

  • By: Wendy Holden
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24

Among millions of Holocaust victims sent to Auschwitz II-Birkenau in 1944, Priska, Rachel and Anka each passed through its infamous gates with a secret. Strangers to each other, they were newly pregnant and facing an uncertain fate without their husbands. Alone, scared and with so many loved ones already lost to the Nazis, these young women were privately determined to hold on to all they had left: their lives and those of their unborn babies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very moving

  • By Colette McNeill on 11-02-2018

One of the best survivour books

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

Reviewed: 16-04-2018

Not only is this a book about about 3 amazing incredibly brave women and their families but it is sensitively told without flourish and over dramatizing already very dramatic situations. It’s books like this that give you a true picture of the Holocaust and its horrors.

I’m so glad I’ve read this book, you will be too

  • After It Happened

  • Publisher's Pack 3
  • By: Devon C. Ford
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 227

This publisher's pack contains Sanctuary (book 5) and Rebellion (book 6) of the After It Happened series. Set in the UK in the immediate aftermath of a mysterious illness that swept the country and left millions dead, the series follows the trials facing a reluctant hero, Dan, and the group he forms around him. They must battle the elements, find sufficient supplies and equipment to survive, and protect themselves against the most destructive force on the planet: other people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Nicola on 08-02-2018

Favorite book series in a while

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

Reviewed: 07-03-2018

I’ve really enjoyed this series. Glad I didn’t have to wait very long for the final installments.

Got me all teary at the end but it was a perfect final chapter to finish off the story.

Going to go find more by this author.

Loved the narrator too