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K. Allenby

Grimsby, UK | Member Since 2014

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  • Easy Money: A Short Story

    • UNABRIDGED (40 mins)
    • By Pamela Samuels Young
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Two crooked lawyers who've stumbled upon a simple way to make some quick cash soon find that the easy money comes at a price. This new short by Pamela Samuels Young is a thrilling listen.

    K. Allenby says: "Great!"
    "Great!"
    Overall
    Performance
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    A short but fun short story. Well written and interesting characters. It has a surprising ending. The narration keeps you throughly entertained from beginning to end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Torchwood: Hidden

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Steven Savile
    • Narrated By Naoko Mori
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (40)

    An age-old secret is buried in the heart of the Welsh countryside. After a series of violent and seemingly unrelated deaths, the solution to a riddle seems to point the finger of blame at Captain Jack Harkness. Can the Torchwood team uncover the truth that lies hidden in time to save Jack?

    Don says: "Great original story"
    "Great."
    Overall
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    I really enjoyed this story, Steven Savile has a way with words. At some points I was actually laughing out loud. I was slightly disappointed with the narration, it was difficult for me to get into, it wasn't very smooth and fluid which I'm used too. I felt it improved as the story went on, but overall I felt it took away from a good, well written story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Callsign: Rook, Book 1: A Stan Tremblay - Chess Team Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Jeremy Robinson, Edward G. Talbot
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    After a failed mission claims the lives of his five-man support team, Stan Tremblay, Callsign: Rook, flees Siberia and finds himself on the secluded coast of Norway, north of the Arctic Circle. Exhausted, cut off from the outside world, and emotionally beaten from his defeat in Russia, Rook just wants to find a place to rest. The small coastal town of Fenris Kystby seems like the perfect place. Within hours of arriving, he discovers that the town is not as tranquil as it appears.

    K. Allenby says: "Excellent"
    "Excellent"
    Overall
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    Story

    Rook is alive but struggling with the events of the last Jack Sigler/ Chess Team book, he just wants to find somewhere quiet to lick his wounds and contemplate re-joining the team. He finds himself in the most remote place and still manages to get into trouble. Jeremy Robinson and Edward G. Talbot write this novella so perfectly, it has the right balance of seriousness, humor and the usual chess team hijinks.
    Rook is funny but with substance and I think Kafer does a great job of showing that in his performance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Callsign: Queen, Book I: A Zelda Baker - Chess Team Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jeremy Robinson, David Wood
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    At the beginning of her search for Rook, a missing Chess Team member, Zelda Baker--callsign: Queen--is redirected to Pripyat, Ukraine, a ghost town on the radioactive outskirts of Chernobyl. Intel indicates that a splinter cell of Manifold Genetics, a ruthless corporation dismantled by Chess Team, may be operating in the area. Tasked with confirming the existence of a Manifold facility, Queen begins a recon sweep of the abandoned town in search of clues but soon finds herself fighting for her life.

    K. Allenby says: "Brilliant."
    "Brilliant."
    Overall
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    Jeremy Robinson and David Wood make a fantastic team. They both have series that grab a readers attention and write fun, action-packed adventures and this audiobook is no different. Zelda Baker, Callsign: Queen is searching for her team-mate Rook when her plane is diverted, Deep Blue wants Queen to do a reconnaissance mission only, but this is Queen and when things get tough she kicks some butt. I will never look at a fairground in the same way ever again.
    Jeffrey Kafer really sells his performance in this audiobook, immersing the listener and makes it a fun listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Callsign: Bishop, Book 1: An Erik Somers - Chess Team Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Jeremy Robinson, David McAfee
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    An Iranian terrorist cell has gotten its hands on weaponized Ergot-B, a compound that causes violent hysteria, madness and death within 24 hours,and plan to unleash the weapon on major cities around the world. Successful deployment would begin a bloodbath, as those exposed would kill everyone they encountered before succumbing to the compound's lethal effects. Erik Somers - Callsign: Bishop - is called in to investigate, but his first discovery shocks him to the core.

    K. Allenby says: "Fantastically Good."
    "Fantastically Good."
    Overall
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    Bishop is one of my favourite Jeremy Robinson characters....ever. I have been hoping and waiting for the individual character novellas to become available on audio and finally it has happened. Erik Somers, Callsign: Bishop is heading to Iran on a mission to Investigate a potential 'Manifold' facility, but all is not what it seems. This time, if things go wrong, Bishop won't be able to heal. The odds are high but this is Bishop, no-one messes with him.
    Jeffrey Kafer's performance was fantastic, he immerses the listener in the story and leaves them wanting more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Callsign: Knight, Book 1: Shin Dae-Jung - Chess Team Novellas, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Jeremy Robinson, Ethan Cross
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    When a team of Delta operators goes missing in Shenhuang, one of China's newly constructed ghost cities, Shin Dae-Jung - Callsign: Knight - is called in to assist. But the Osprey transporting him to the scene falls prey to an EMP attack and is forced to crash land atop a parking garage. With a wounded pilot in tow, Knight explores the empty city for signs of life and finds two terrified children who warn him that something monstrous is stalking the city.

    K. Allenby says: "Fast-paced fun"
    "Fast-paced fun"
    Overall
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    If you like the Jack Sigler/ Chess Team thrillers, you will love this audiobook. The character of Knight has never been one of my favourites but he really shines in this book. A familiar face turns up to help Knight in the fight of his life. The action is fast-paced and well written. Jeffrey Kafer performance is spot on and really enhances the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ephemeral: The Everlast Duology, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Richard Bard
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    A gifted boy forced to grow up too fast... A father who will do anything to protect him... A madman bent on destroying them both. In Amsterdam, a visionary scientist is laying the groundwork for a cybernetic life-extension project that will transfer individual consciousness to a personalized avatar. Halfway around the world, his brilliant grandson is secretly planning to use the same technology to infiltrate the world’s most secure networks.

    K. Allenby says: "I need book 6...quick!"
    "I need book 6...quick!"
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    This is part two of the Everlast duology and follows on from book one without missing a beat. It is quite the thriller ride, fast-paced and it will have you laughing, crying, gasping, shouting at the audible app (everyone does that, right?) and even cursing both Richard Bard and R.C. Bray.

    Bray really did out-do himself with the range of characters and his performance was seamless. He has really made these books a joy to listen too.

    If you haven't listened to any of this series, I recommend starting with Brainrush and offer this advice - fasten your seatbelt and enjoy the ride.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Everlast: A Brainrush Thriller (The Everlast Duology Book 1)

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Richard Bard
    • Narrated By R.C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    In Amsterdam, a visionary scientist is laying the groundwork for a cybernetic life-extension project that will transfer individual consciousness to a personalized avatar. Halfway around the world, his brilliant grandson is secretly planning to use the same technology to infiltrate the world's most secure networks.

    Eannarino says: "Bronson family fan!"
    "A thrill ride - with heart."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This audio book is a thrill ride, it's fast-paced and it will have you laughing, crying, gasping, shouting at the audible app (everyone does that, right?) and even cursing both Richard Bard and R.C. Bray.

    The Duology is set 8 years after the events that happen in Beyond Judgement. Jake Bronson and his son are the primary focus although all of Jake's friends and family are back for the ride. As we've come to know, Bard always includes an enemy you want to see defeated and this book is no different. The writing sets such a fantastic pace that once you start it is really difficult to stop, add to that the brilliant performance that Bray gives and it was beyond difficult to hit that pause button.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Callsign: Deep Blue, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Jeremy Robinson, Kane Gilmour
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Tom Duncan - callsign: Deep Blue - former Army ranger, former president of the United States and handler of the black ops force known as Chess Team, is visiting the team's new secret headquarters. The underground facility, known as Alpha, once belonged to Manifold Genetics, a corrupt corporation shut down by Chess Team. But despite being abandoned for years, Alpha still hides secrets. Security doors slam shut and lock, sealing Duncan and his assistants inside.

    mani says: "Callsign"
    "Fantastic!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    So we finally get to see 'Deep Blue' in action, and it was great to see. The man behind Chess Team is as good as the rest of the team at getting himself into and out of trouble. A great, fun story. Kane Gilmour & Jeremy Robinson are a great team and I look forward to reading more from them. Jeffrey Kafer does a great job with the narration, immersing the listener in the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wanted: A Leopold Blake Thriller , Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Nick Stephenson
    • Narrated By Artie Artie Sievers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    What should have been a relaxing vacation in Paris turns into another unwinnable situation for expert criminology consultant Leopold Blake. Caught in the cross hairs of a ruthless assassin and on the run from the police for a murder he didn't commit, Blake and his team must fight to clear his name before it's too late. As enemies close in from all sides, Blake is about to learn who he can trust - and who is determined to destroy him - as The City of Light becomes a new hunting ground.

    K. Allenby says: "An action-packed story"
    "An action-packed story"
    Overall
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    I really enjoyed this book. The chapters are short which I like. The story is well written and thought out. It's action packed and a definitely page turner. I look forward to reading the other books in the series.

    The narrator does a wonderful job of immersing the listener into the story, keeping you listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Exiled

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By William Meikle
    • Narrated By Chris Barnes
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    When several young girls are abducted from various locations in Edinburgh, Detective John Granger and his brother Alan, a reporter, investigate the cases from different directions. The abductor is cunning, always one step ahead, and the only clue he leaves behind at each scene are the brutalized corpses of black swans.

    Jürgs says: "Who's riding with the black cob?"
    "A must listen"
    Overall
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    Every time I listen to an audiobook written by William Meikle I think to myself, I must listen to more. He never ceases to grab my attention and keep me listening, this book was no different. John & Alan Granger are brothers, one is a police officer, the other a reporter who are both investigating the suspicious disappearance of a child, but all is not what it seems. The characters are solid, you can't help but feel for them and hope for a positive outcome. I loved them, although I did had a bit of a soft spot for Alan.

    William Meikle also makes perfect choices for the narrators of his books, he always seems to find just the right voice for each of the books I've listened too. This was my first time listening to anything narrated by Chris Barnes but it will definitely not be the last. His voice is quite hypnotic and once I started listening I just had to finish. The writing and narration were a perfect mix, it just immerses you into the story, it was hard to believe that I wasn't actually in Scotland. A definite 'must listen'

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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