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K. Allenby

Grimsby, UK

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  • 73 reviews
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  • 92 purchased in 2014
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  • You Suck: A Dunn Kelly Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By David Wood
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Dunn Kelly hardly ever has a problem covering for his alcoholic father. As the only Special Populations detective on the police force, his dad's responsibilities usually consist of freeing zombies entangled in turnstiles, checking rabies tags on werewolves, and sweeping up vampires who oversleep while moon bathing. But when teen pop star Delilah Idaho sees a wrinkle on her forehead, his world is turned upside-down.

    K. Allenby says: "A great story"
    "A great story"
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    What a great mystery, the story flows easily and keeps your attention throughout. It's a fun read. Who doesn't like vampires? Dunn Kelly is a great character, I look forward to reading more. Jeffrey Kafer does a great job.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fool Moon: The Dresden Files, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7328)
    Performance
    (5399)
    Story
    (5375)

    Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is Chicago's only openly practicing wizard. He is also dead broke. His vast knowledge and magical skills are unfortunately matched by his talent for making powerful enemies and alienating friends. With little more than his integrity left, he accepts an offer of work from Lt. Karin Murphy of Chicago's Special Investigations Unit. He wants to redeem himself in Murphy's eyes and make enough money to quiet his rumbling stomach.

    pterion says: "I'm liking Harry more and more"
    "A fun book"
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    After reading the first book in the series based on several friends recommendations and really enjoying it, which was a surprise to me, I picked up the audio book of the second book in the series - Fool Moon. Since I have recently started listening to audio books and find myself having more time to commit to listening to a book than to actually sitting down and reading that this is the perfect avenue to continue enjoying the books, or at least, I hope.

    When I read the synopsis of this book and was promised werewolves, magic and generally a fun time, I couldn’t help but smile to myself, it definitely sounded like my kind of book. It did not disappoint. Harry Dresden is a really fun and interesting character, I couldn’t help but get wrapped up in the story, how he gets himself into these situations is beyond me, but deep down, wizard or not, he has a heart of gold. I like that in a character, that makes me care about what happens and allows me to become invested in the story. Jim Butcher really know to write a good story and he does it so well. Jim does a fabulous job of keeping characters grounded even with all the magical aspects of the story, really it’s a book about people and what makes them tick and how far they are willing to go for the people they care about…or maybe I’m reading too much into it, either way, it was a fun book.

    I had heard from a friend that James Marsters was the narrator and did an incredible job, I have enjoyed every audio book this friend has recommended to date, so when he told me I should check this out, I had faith that he wouldn’t steer me wrong, and he didn’t. James does a wonderful job setting the scene, giving each character a unique sound and feel to them. I never once wondered which character was which or what was going on, it made it extremely easy to follow.

    Overall I would highly recommend this book to others that enjoy a well written, fun story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The First Bird, Episode 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Greig Beck
    • Narrated By Sean Mangan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (56)

    The South American Boreal: one of the last truly unexplored jungles on our planet. In its dark heart is an ancient crater basin, sealed in by a living cage, making it a time capsule for an ancient, deadly ecosystem. Matt Kearns, Carla Nero and a team of scientist explorers have found their way in. In the crater's sunken interior are creatures from a primordial nightmare. Dangers lurk in every treetop, under every rock or loom monstrously over them. It is a place where mankind is out of time.

    Matthew says: "Absolutely Ridiculous........"
    "Excellent"
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    Wow, what an episode this was. It really keeps your interest, the characters a well written and you can't help but react to what they are going through. I was also totally creeped out - it just had to be spiders and BFS at that.
    Sean Mangan did a fantastic job with these books, I really look forward to listening to more of his work. I felt like I was there with the characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The First Bird, Episode 3

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Greig Beck
    • Narrated By Sean Mangan
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (60)

    Matt Kearns and the remnants of the scientific team return to a ravaged America. Modern medicine has failed to halt the spread of the flesh-consuming parasite, and humans have been forced to hide, even from one another. The infected roam the cities and suburbs of a ruined nation. But the devastating effects on human physiology are only the beginning. Something has been let loose, something that the team were not prepared for - human nature itself.

    Kim Venatries says: "One Cliche Too Many; But Still a Good Listen"
    "Excellent"
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    The final part of this great story. It really keeps your interest, the characters a well written and you can't help but react to what they are going through.
    Sean Mangan did a fantastic job with these books, I really look forward to listening to more of his work. I felt like I was there with the characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ascendant: A Mira Raiden Adventure, Dark Trinity

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Sean Ellis
    • Narrated By Jeffrey S. Fellin
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Psychic ex-spy Mira Raiden's discovery of the tomb of an Atlantean king is just the first piece in a puzzle that will launch her on a journey to find the Trinity - an ancient device with the power to remake the world. But Mira is not alone in her search for the Trinity. Arrayed against her is an unholy alliance of evil: a team of brutish mercenaries; the beautiful but deadly daughter of Mira's former mentor; a manipulative grave robber, risen from the dead; and the heirs of the greatest evil the world has ever known.

    K. Allenby says: "Excellent"
    "Excellent"
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    An excellent mix of adventure, action and the supernatural. It is great to see the lead character, Mira, such a strong female. I couldn't stop listening. I am definitely looking forward to the next instalment. Give it a listen, you won't be sorry.
    This was the first time I had listened to anything narrated by Jeffrey S. Fellin and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I had read the book before but the narration really takes it to a whole new level. I will be keeping an eye out for more of his work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beyond Judgment: Brainrush, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Richard Bard
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (82)

    Stricken with amnesia after a six-year coma, Jake Bronson is haunted by fleeting ghosts of his former life. When his hidden past finally rushes back, it’s accompanied by assassins, psychopathic world leaders, and an ancient order determined to unlock his dormant talents and use them to trigger the extinction of humankind.Jake reclaims his life, but the reunion is bittersweet, placing long-lost friends and loved ones in harm’s way - as those hunting Jake will stop at nothing to force his participation in their atrocious scheme.

    K. Allenby says: "Fantastic, I love it."
    "Fantastic, I love it."
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    I find it hard to believe that I knew nothing of this series of books until a few weeks ago, they are fantastic and I will recommend them to everyone. Beyond Judgment doesn't disappoint, like the previous two books, it is an action-packed thrill ride. Great writing, superb characters, a few twists and it leaves you crying out for more.

    RC Bray is on fine form for the audiobooks, the narration is fantastic and you feel like you are there with the characters. Let's also take a moment to comment on the accents, how does he do it? You never have any doubt over which character is which or what Country they represent. It just astounds me every time I listen to them. If you haven't listened to these yet, do yourself a favour and go get them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Splashdown: A Dane and Bones Origins Story, Dane Maddock Origins, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By David Wood, Rick Chesler
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    When Navy SEALs Dane Maddock and “Bones” Bonebrake are called upon to find the Liberty Bell 7 and recover its secret cargo, they find themselves caught up in a conspiracy from the Cold War era, and only they stand in the way of a powerful man bent on vengeance. Dane and Bones are back in another “Origins” adventure. Sunken ships, deadly creatures, dangerous enemies, mysteries from the past, and all the thrills your heart can stand await you in Splashdown!

    K. Allenby says: "Fantastic."
    "Fantastic."
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    I love the Origin Series, the writing is great, the characters fun and the action is off the scale. Just what you come to expect from David Wood & Rick Chesler. This was a great match-up of authors. I would highly recommend these novellas. Jeffrey Kafer is on fine form yet again, his narration really brings the characters to life. Give it a listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Bottom Deal: A Nick Jennings Digital Short

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 3 mins)
    • By Robert Gregory Browne
    • Narrated By Jeff Allin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Ex-cop Nick Jennings is struggling to survive a nasty fall from grace whenHolly Addison - reformed Vegas hooker and police informant - returns to town claiming someone is trying to kill her. Nick soon finds himself mixed up in a murder investigation involving the rich, the powerful, and the depraved, and it'll take everything he has in him to win with the hand he's been dealt.

    K. Allenby says: "Great!"
    "Great!"
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    A short and well written book. It grips you from the beginning and keeps you entertained until the last page. Go give it a try, you won't be disappointed. The narration really makes a difference with this book, you feel apart of the story, it is so good. Give it a listen,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Setup: A Short Story

    • UNABRIDGED (46 mins)
    • By Pamela Samuels Young
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    When a star running back is gunned down by a cop with a questionable history, the city of L.A. is on the verge of a racial explosion. Enter a lawyer who comes to the cop's defense...but a desire for justice has nothing to do with it.

    K. Allenby says: "Great!"
    "Great!"
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    A fun and well written short story with a great twist, I definitely didn't see it coming. Very impressive. Listen to this narration, it's good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Easy Money: A Short Story

    • UNABRIDGED (40 mins)
    • By Pamela Samuels Young
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    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!"
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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
  • Nothing But the Cold Wind: A Short Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (41 mins)
    • By Robert Gregory Browne
    • Narrated By Jeff Allin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    A short story from the author of the #1 Amazon Legal Thriller, Trial Junkies.

    John "Preacher" Holliman is one of the baddest bastards ever to ride a Harley. And when his girlfriend Lisa is brutally murdered, Preacher doesn't hesitate to break some heads to find out who killed her. The cops think he did it, but Preacher can't be bothered with them. He's too busy getting his revenge.

    K. Allenby says: "Great!"
    "Great!"
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    This was really short, but it packs a heck of a punch. The writing is excellent and really grabs your attention, the characters are interesting, the narration is fantastic. Give it a shot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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