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Alex

Brighton East, Australia

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  • Excalibur: Area 51, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Bob Mayer
    • Narrated By Eric G. Dove
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (29)

    In his time at Area 51, Mike Turcotte has learned one thing: We are not alone. As part of an elite Special Forces team, the former Green Beret has encountered things that are well beyond human understanding. Now, two ancient rivals from another world are vying to dominate Earth, and Mike and his team must choose which army to side with. The key to averting the crisis lies in a single weapon: Excalibur. The mythical, legendary sword of King Arthur is real and can unlock a galactic power beyond what anyone - human or alien - has ever seen. And Mike must keep it from falling into the wrong hands.

    Amazon Customer says: "BEATING A DEAD HORSE 2"
    "Story keeps rolling..."
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    Finally back in the swing with Dove's narration perfectly balanced. Mayer excelling in his ability to capture the reader with this ongoing story of man against overwhelming technical superiority. So glad that we have more to come.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Grail: Area 51, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Robert Doherty, Bob Mayer
    • Narrated By Martin Gollery
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (68)

    Special Forces officer Mike Turcotte has paid his dues in battle and in blood. Now assigned to Area 51, he fights the toughest enemy of his career: the alien race who arrived on Earth millennia ago and have returned to claim the planet. Mike has dodged bullets and faced weapons of mass destruction to give humanity another day of reprieve. But when his lover, scientist Lisa Duncan, falls into evil hands, Mike must decide which prize means the most to him - the woman he loves or the legendary Grail.

    John Fernandes says: "Martin Gollery (Narrator) should be avoided!"
    "Excellent tale, shockly bad narration"
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    I love this series, Mayer is simply amazing. I look forward to listening to each and every book.

    However, Gollerys "performance" was so bad it was a struggle. I found myself shouting at the iPod on more than one occasion. He doesn't seem to feel the need to read ahead and often stops himself and repeats sentences. His pace is almost always totally off and he... draws sentences... out... making it... very tough... going.

    Very much looking forward to the next instalment in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Atlantis: Battle for Atlantis (Book 6)

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Bob Mayer, Robert Doherty
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    What if the legendary Shadow that destroyed Atlantis 10,000 years ago, comes back to threaten our present world? Washington, D.C. is laid waste. In Paris, the swastika flies from the Eiffel Tower. More than two billion are dead from the polar caps melting. This is the future former Green Beret Eric Dane, with the help of Amelia Earhart, sees through the mysterious gates unless he can prevent it.

    A war beyond time. An enemy beyond space. A thriller beyond your wildest dreams.

    Alex says: "Just Brilliant"
    "Just Brilliant"
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    Kept me out running for hours while listening to this series. I literally didn't want to go home. Outstanding narration brought the characters and their story to life. A fantastic end to a brilliant series that encompassed outstanding sci-fi mixed with riveting and passionate depiction of infamous military battles.Just brilliant.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Atlantis: Devil's Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Bob Mayer, Robert Doherty
    • Narrated By Martin Gollery
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    What if the Shadow that destroyed Atlantis 10,000 years ago, comes back to threaten our present world? A war beyond time. An enemy beyond space. A thriller beyond your wildest dreams. Three areas on the Earth's surface defy explanation: the Bermuda Triangle, the Devil's Sea of Japan, and a small region of Cambodia. Inside these realms, planes have disappeared, ships have vanished, and, in Cambodia, an entire civilization has been lost leaving behind Angkor Wat....

    AZGUNFAN says: "What happened from one book to the next?"
    "I didn't think the narration could get worse"
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    I honestly didn't think the narration could get worse after Hayes, I was wrong. Gollery is simply terrible. He's obviously isn't reading ahead prior to the recording. This is evident by constant attempts to retry sentences. His staccato pronunciation of words is irritating beyond belief. It's actually making me want to fast forward at times.

    Again, this is merely detracting from a BRILLIANT work by Mayer. It is a testament to his gripping writing that I am pushing through this narration to learn more of the fight against the Shadow.

    I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to Jeffrey Kafer in the final three in the series. Such a great narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Atlantis

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Greg Donegan, Robert Doherty, Bob Mayer
    • Narrated By J. C. Hayes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (66)

    A war beyond time. An enemy beyond space. A thriller beyond your wildest dreams. Three areas on the Earth's surface defy explanation: the Bermuda Triangle, the Devil's Sea of Japan, and a small region of Cambodia .Near the end of of the Vietnam War, Green Beret Eric Dane led a team of operatives deep into Cambodia and encountered a strange fog near the legendary city of Angkor Kol Ker. His entire team disappears, attacked by strange creatures out of the fog. Only Dane survives to return.

    Amazon Customer says: "Great story, horrible reading"
    "Mayer does it again, sadly the narrator doesn't"
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    Mayer keeps surprising me with another outstanding series. This is the perfect sibling series to Area 51. Different enough to make the work compelling and the story belts along.

    Sadly the reading is let down by terrible narration. Hayes reads the story at a lethargic pace with no emphasis on urgency regardless of how chaotic the scene for the protagonists. All the strong female characters come across like little girls. It's painful at times.

    Mayer is outstanding and I will push through the series regardless of the narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Atlantis: Bermuda Triangle

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Robert Doherty, Bob Mayer
    • Narrated By J. C. Hayes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (23)

    Three areas on the Earth's surface defy explanation: the Bermuda Triangle, the Devil's Sea of Japan, and a small region of Cambodia. Inside these realms, planes have disappeared, ships have vanished, and, in Cambodia, an entire civilization has been lost leaving behind Angkor Wat. In the present, former Green Beret Eric Dane teams up with the mysterious Sin Fen, a woman with powers he can't quite understand to fight the dark Shadow threatening the world.

    Freeman says: "i didn't finish it"
    "Great story, terrible narration"
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    I'm really getting into Mayer's work. He's a terrific author, but again this reading has been let down by terrible narration.

    Hayes reads the story at a lethargic pace with no emphasis on urgency regardless of how chaotic the scene for the protagonists. All the strong female characters come across like little girls asking kindly if they could go to play in the park.

    Certainly doesn't do Mayers great writing any favours. That said, I'm really looking forward to the later books in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Area 51: The Reply

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Robert Doherty, Bob Mayer
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (190)
    Performance
    (177)
    Story
    (178)

    When scientist Lisa Duncan and Special Forces officer Mike Turcotte uncovered the stunning truth about Area 51--a "training area" on Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada--they opened up a Pandora's box kept hidden from the American public for 50 years.

    Alex says: "Keeps getting better"
    "Keeps getting better"
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    Why have I not heard of Bob Mayer? This story is excellent, totally engrossing. Kafer's simply brilliant.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Kill Decision

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Daniel Suarez
    • Narrated By Jeff Gurner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2605)
    Performance
    (2330)
    Story
    (2336)

    Linda McKinney is a myrmecologist, a scientist who studies the social structure of ants. Her academic career has left her entirely unprepared for the day her sophisticated research is conscripted by unknown forces to help run an unmanned - and thanks to her research, automated - drone army. Odin is the secretive Special Ops soldier with a unique insight into the faceless enemy who has begun to attack the American homeland with drones programmed to seek, identify, and execute targets.

    Madeleine says: "What's that droning sound?"
    "Simply electric"
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    The master of the techno thriller returns in force. I love this guy.

    Having worked on unmanned aerial systems its apparent Daniel has too, or has done his research very well. This scenario could actually happen tomorrow. The guy knows his tech.

    If you haven't read Daemon and Freedom then you have missed out on an epic story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Atlantis Prophecy

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Thomas Greanias
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (286)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (70)

    An ancient organization more powerful than the federal government has targeted Washington. They'll stop at nothing to destroy the republic and raise an empire.The adventure begins with a mysterious military burial at Arlington National Cemetery and a shocking legacy that has explosive implications for America's existence.

    cathylee says: "Be aware this is a trilogy!"
    "Great story"
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    A really interesting story, well crafted. Dan Brown eat your heart out.

    Brick is a talented narrator, but he really made the sexy sister Serena Serghetti sound like a butch Darwin dock worker. At times it was painful to listen too. The worst female Australian voice i have heard.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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