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  • EMP Survival Box Set: Seven Cows, Ugly and Gaunt

  • A Post-Apocalyptic Saga of America's Worst Nightmare
  • By: Mark Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 28 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,087
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 995
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 999

Danny and Alisa's lives are turned upside-down when Danny begins having prophetic dreams about the judgment coming upon America. Through one of Danny's dreams, they learn about the imminent threat of an EMP attack which will wipe out America's electric grid, sending the country into a technological dark age. If they want to live through the most catastrophic period in American history, Danny and Alisa will have to race against time to get prepared, before the lights go out. Don't miss this epic thrill ride. Get your copy and start this heart-stopping EMP saga today!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • this was the best, the very best

  • By dan on 07-17-18

Good EMP Book

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

Before I start my review I would just like to note that I've read books that start with things like graphic rape, no warning regarding what you are about to read. This book gives a warning that it is Christian and conservative. Rather tells you a thing or two about where our country is going.
It is a difficult review for me to write without spoilers, but I'll try.
The book is okay, more of what I would think so EMP aftermath would be than many I have read. There is still all you would expect that would occur after our country loses its power, a few things I don't think are correct, butt overall it got with my view of such an event.
It was very refreshing to read a book that didn't have the depend on it's foul language and gratuitous sex scenes.

  • Fleeting Fires

  • Bleeding Heart, Book 3
  • By: Nadège Richards
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin, Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

The annihilation of New Haven was only the beginning. With King Cyrus on the run and a forbidden past yet to be discovered, Echo Abbeny is finding that her entire existence relies solely on one thing - the acceptance of her gifts as a hybrid and the godly abilities she can't even begin to understand or control. As they both vie for her heart, Ayden and Kahl are proving to be an even greater temptation than she could have ever dreamed of.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Huh? SPOILER ALERT

  • By Terri on 11-07-18

Huh? SPOILER ALERT

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

Reviewed: 11-07-18

This is my first ever spoiler review, but the fact that you put so many credits into a series entitles me an end to the story. Maybe I can get a coupon for the last chapter of the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hour of Need

  • Scarlet Falls, Book 1
  • By: Melinda Leigh
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,022
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,757
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,755

While fighting in Afghanistan, Major Grant Barrett receives devastating news: his brother and sister-in-law have been murdered in Scarlet Falls, the sleepy suburb of Grant's youth. Emotionally scarred from war, the career soldier returns home on emergency leave to temporarily care for his orphaned nephew and niece. But when someone tries to kidnap the kids and their teenage babysitter, Grant knows it's not a random act... and neither were the murders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • outstanding

  • By cajoje on 01-19-15

No Heading

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

The approach taken about the main issue of the book is very well done. It wasn't overdone, as some people may think. Having seen it done, with the results being two near misses and one success, I know just how real and devistating it is. Kudos for broaching the topic in such a realistic way.
The romance part is what lowered the score, IMHO the issues held the reader, love story really had nothing between meeting and mating.

  • Black (4 Novel Bundle)

  • By: Russell Blake
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 29 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439

Artemus Black doesn't believe in fate...but even a hardened Hollywood PI can question destiny when cases turn ugly. With an assistant who mocks him relentlessly, an obese cat that loathes him, a romantic life that's deader than Elvis, money problems, booze, nicotine, and anger management issues, how much worse can it get? The answer is plenty, and Black finds himself in a web of deceit, betrayal, and murder - and bad hair days.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series. Adventure, mystery, comical, noir.

  • By John Delaney on 07-08-18

Highly Recommend This Series

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

The books were good, narrator was great, as usual his range of voices is amazing, you never have to struggle with trying to figure out who is supposed to be talking. RC Bray, in my opinion, is the best in the business.
The humor in the books is literally laugh out loud funny. The author does a terrific job balancing serious and humor. Real life is neither all funny or all serious, many authors do one or the other, I always admire authors who do both.
There were a few errors in book four I feel the editor should have caught. It didn't make any difference to the storyline, it just surprised me that it wasn't noticed. I'm curious to know if it was in the written version and if any others noticed it.
I have to warn people that once you start listening you will not want to stop.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Seveneves

  • A Novel
  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal, Will Damron
  • Length: 31 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18,072
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,791
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16,787

A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So Much Potential

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 06-08-17

Too Twoparty

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-18

In today's political climate, I feel this book, with all of the Red and Blue references in a theoretically non-political future, was a bit much.
I quit watching television, reading "news", etc five years ago, social media two years ago.
Now I have to watch my sci-fi for it too? Great
(Not intended as spoiler, as it isn't, but as a warning to those tired of watching the United States imploding via those two colors. Any other colors would have been fine, those two make it too political).

Had "colors" been left out, the premise of the book was good and the narrator great. It does go into great detail on science, sometimes I felt like I was back in college. I paid more attention this time.

So, in my humble opinion; good sci-fi, great narrator, unneeded colors. You can decide for yourself if you buy the book.

  • Galaxy's Edge, Part II

  • By: Jason Anspach, Nick Cole
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,254
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,989
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,975

Legion Dark Ops calls upon Chhun, Wraith, and the survivors of Victory Company to form an elite Kill Team of legionnaires in the aftermath of the Battle of Kublar. Their mission is clear: find and eliminate those responsible for the Kublar disaster. Standing between them and their objective are a maze of corrupt Republic officials, a spy on the verge of losing himself in deep cover, and the Zhee - a murderous species that will stop at nothing. But the biggest threat of all might be the truth they seek to uncover - a truth that could ignite a revolution. And engulf the galaxy in flames.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good military/sci-fi series

  • By Rusty on 06-06-18

Bleh

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

Part one wasn't too bad, but part two, well, I give homage to anyone who could follow it. I finally gave up.
Very little, if any, character development. Anything I say beyond this that made me dislike the book would be a spoiler. Book gets one star.
RC Bray is his usual terrific self. Even he couldn't make part two good. RC Bray gets 5 stars.

1 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Zero Hour

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 5
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22,888
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,422

United Nations Special Operations Command sent an elite expeditionary force of soldiers and pilots out on a simple recon mission, and somehow along the way they sparked an alien civil war. Now the not-at-all-merry band of pirates is in desperate trouble, again. Their stolen alien starship is falling apart, thousands of light years from home. The ancient alien AI they nicknamed Skippy is apparently dead, and even if they can by some miracle revive him, he might never be the same.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Monkeys kick A**, but......

  • By Beachcombers on 02-14-18

Terrific Series.

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

I decided to wait until I'd read the whole series to write a review.

In my humble opinion I think this series was one of the best in it's small genre.
You have everything you'd expect in a sci-fi book, various races, Star fights, AIs, cool gadgets, humor and, of course, R.C. Bray. (I don't think it's a spoiler to say that in the last book you find out that Bray could be a professional singer if he chose to). There are none of the seedier fillers some need to sell a book.

Very Very Slight Spoiler:






Warning: don't read on your Bluetooth in public, in places you could come across as insane! I was laughing so hard at times that I was actually snorting and had tears running down my face.

  • Galaxy's Edge

  • By: Jason Anspach, Nick Cole
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,290
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,755
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,738

On the edge of the galaxy, a diplomatic mission to an alien planet takes a turn when the Legionnaires, an elite special fighting force, find themselves ambushed and stranded behind enemy lines. They struggle to survive under siege, waiting on a rescue that might never come. In the seedy starport of Ackabar, a young girl searches the crime-ridden gutters to avenge her father's murder; not far away, a double-dealing legionniare-turned-smuggler hunts an epic payday; and somewhere along the outer galaxy, a mysterious bounty hunter lies in wait.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • bit of a disconnect between parts

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-10-18

Seriouslhy, a Five Star Book?

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

There are two authors writing these books. I have to wonder if one wrote book one and the other book two. Without collaberation of any kind.

The first book is good, I like the characters and storyline. It leaves you at a cliffhanger, but that's to be expected in a series.

HOWEVER, book two has zero connection to book one, except that also ends in a cliffhanger. It jumps all over the place. I couldn't figure out where the story was going, or it where it ended up.

As usual, RC Bray is his usual terrific self. I have yet to hear a bad performance by him. He didn't really get the chance to show his amazing range in this series.

I will be reading next book in series in the hope that everything comes together as one cohesive story. Luckily, you can always return a book if it's not to your liking.

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  • The Broken Ones

  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 802
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 725
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 723

A shadow follows Sophie. Watching. Waiting. Her instinct tells her that it's someone she knows. But who? The man she met Internet dating? The nurse caring for her ill mother? Or is her mother faking her illness? The only thing she knows is that she can't trust anyone. Sophie must delve into a dark history to reveal her stalker. But there are some stories that should never be told.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Boring

  • By ReaderCT on 05-25-17

Worst Female Narrator I've Ever Heard

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-18


I have tried many times to get through the book to see if it was a good book, will have to read the book, then I may be able to change story rating.
I would much rather listen to fingernails on a chalkboard than this audiobook.
My fault, I got to listen to a sample of the book. Y'all may want to check this out before you get the book.

  • End Game

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,699
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,681

Will Robie and Jessica Reel are two of the most lethal people alive. They're the ones the government calls in when the utmost secrecy is required to take out those who plot violence and mass destruction against the United States. And through every mission, one man has always had their backs: their handler, code-named Blue Man. But now, Blue Man is missing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keep 'em Coming!

  • By shelley on 11-15-17

Very Difficult to Finish

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-17

I was so looking forward to End Game since I found out David Baldacci was writing a new novel with our favorite CIA operatives. So disappointed in pretty much everything about the book. This is my first Baldacci book that I didn't five 5 stars.
In an attempt to remove redundant comment , like Spoons, I agree with his comments regarding narrator.
Jessica is way out of character in End Game. I usually can't wait for her to join the mission, I wanted her either called away or shot almost immediately.
The book didn't flow, as Baldacci books usually do. For the first time, I couldn't listen to the book from beginning to end, being totally drawn in to the story.
If I didn't have all of the Robbie books I would return End Game.
To go any further into everything that's bad about this book would be huge spoiler.