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  • Genesis: Arisen, Book 0.5

  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,328
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,256
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,253

Tucked away in a high-tech Tactical Operations Center, inside an isolated safehouse in the Horn of Africa, sits Agency analyst Zack Altringham. He is Kenyan-born, Princeton-educated, badly burnt-out - and condemned by his language and cultural skills to a lifetime of fighting America's shadow counter-terror wars.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe better to read this after books 1-3?

  • By Tilo on 04-18-15

How can I nominate RC Bray to the Narrator HF

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

Reviewed: 12-17-18

RC Bray deserves to be in the Audible Narrator Hall of Fame if he isn't already.

He took an already great and engaging story and brought it to life. I chose to listen to this because RC Bray was the narrator. I'm glad I did because not only was RC Bray great, the story was too. I'll be listening to all of the Arisen books now.

  • Hell Divers IV: Wolves

  • The Hell Divers Series, Book 4
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,959
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,690
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,671

The Sea Wolf sets out to search for the Metal Islands. Leading the expedition is legendary Hell Diver Xavier Rodriguez. After enduring a decade on the poisoned surface, his survival skills will be put to the test on the dangerous open seas. But storms, sea monsters, and the cannibalistic Cazadores aren't the only threat to X and his small crew. Their mission will uncover hard truths about the history of the war that left humankind stranded in the air for centuries. The fate of those still living on the airships might very well rest on this perilous journey to find a new home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Yet!!!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 11-06-18

RC Bray brings X's adventure to life

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

Hell Divers IV: Wolves is just as good as its 3 predecessors. X's story continues in a way that's satisfying, engaging, and frankly, kickass. And as always, RC Bray is the best narrator in the business.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • 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 4,207
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,945
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,932

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

RC Bray continues to be the best

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

RC Bray is the reason I began listening to Galaxy's Edge. I'd listened to the Expeditionary Force books and Bray was so good that I've chosen other books based on his having performed them. And luckily for me, Galaxy's Edge is a winner. Fun story, great characters, what's not to love.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hell Divers III: Deliverance

  • The Hell Divers series, Book 3
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,051
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,579

Left for dead on the nightmarish surface of the planet, Commander Michael Everhart and his team of Hell Divers barely escape with their lives aboard a new airship called Deliverance. After learning that Xavier "X" Rodriguez may still be alive, they mount a rescue mission for the long-lost hero. In the skies, the Hive is falling apart, but Captain Jordan is more determined than ever to keep humanity in their outdated lifeboat. He will do whatever it takes to keep the ship in the air - even murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another awesome entry in a great series!

  • By Lisa L on 05-15-18

RC Bray does it again

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

RC Bray may be the single best narrator/book reader I've ever heard. I started listening to this series because he was the reader and have been hooked since. Can't wait for #4!

  • 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 22,768
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,312

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

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

I love this series. The fact that I need to wait who knows how long for the next book makes me feel like in spending time with a bunch of ignorant monkeys.

Joe and Skippy make a great team and are hilariously voiced by RC Bray. Top notch stuff.

  • Battle Mage

  • By: Peter A. Flannery
  • Narrated by: RD Watson
  • Length: 34 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,563
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,553

The world is falling to the burning shadow of the Possessed and only the power of a battle mage can save it. But the ancient bond with dragonkind is failing. Of those that answer a summoning too many are black. Black dragons are the enemy of humankind. Black dragons are mad. Falco Dante is a weakling in a world of warriors, but worse than this, he is the son of a madman. Driven by grief, Falco makes a decision that will drive him to the brink of despair. As he tries to come to terms with his actions Falco follows his friends to the Academy of War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it.

  • By Chiron on 01-05-18

A story of strength, friendship and courage

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

Reviewed: 01-28-18

This book transported me to a world of magic and dragons. Le Coeur Noir lives!

  • A Memory of Light

  • Wheel of Time, Book 14
  • By: Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 41 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20,106
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,377
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18,390

Since 1990, when Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time® burst on the world with its first book, The Eye of the World, listeners have been anticipating the final scenes of this extraordinary saga, which has sold over 40 million copies in over 32 languages. When Robert Jordan died in 2007, all feared that these concluding scenes would never be written. But working from notes and partials left by Jordan, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson stepped in to complete the masterwork.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally we have closure!

  • By Cliff on 08-29-13

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 09-26-17

This is my second time experiencing The Wheel of Time (first time I read them, second time I listened to them) and it was just as fantastic as the first. Robert Jordan crafted a world I love and Brandon Sanderson closed it out with a beautiful ending.

  • Star Wars: Red Harvest

  • By: Joe Schreiber
  • Narrated by: John Glover
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,358
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,188
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,193

The era of the Old Republic is a dark and dangerous time, as Jedi Knights valiantly battle the Sith Lords and their ruthless armies. But the Sith have disturbing plans - and none more so than the fulfillment of Darth Scabrous’s fanatical dream, which is about to become nightmarish reality. Unlike those other Jedi sidelined to the Agricultural Corps - young Jedi whose abilities have not proved up to snuff - Hestizo Trace possesses one extraordinary Force talent: a gift with plants....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • zombie apocalypse yes, tale of the dark side, no.

  • By kalei on 04-16-12

Lacking when compared to other Star wars novels

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

Reviewed: 12-11-15

The story in Red Harvest was, honestly, kind of dumb. To sum it up in a few words... Force-sensitive, talking flowers and zombies. You read that right, zombies. The only thing that was really Star Wars about this was the fact that they used some of the same terms. This story would have fit just as well in a contemporary setting. There was nothing special about it.

As for the narration... John Glover has a very good voice but some of his enunciation choices and awkward pauses made me feel like I was listening to something narrated by William Shatner or Christopher Walken. I love them, but not to listen to a book.

Overall, Red Harvest was a week entry in the Star Wars extended universe, in my opinion.

  • Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

  • By: Drew Karpyshyn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,770
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,765

There’s something out there: a juggernaut of evil bearing down to crush the Republic - unless one lone Jedi, shunned and reviled, can stop it. Revan: hero, traitor, conqueror, villain, savior. A Jedi who left Coruscant to defeat Mandalorians - and returned a disciple of the dark side, bent on destroying the Republic. The Jedi Council gave Revan his life back, but his memories have been erased. All that’s left are nightmares - and deep, abiding fear. What exactly happened beyond the Outer Rim? Revan can’t quite remember, yet can’t entirely forget.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Did you play Knights of the Old Republic?

  • By Ryan on 11-18-11

Pronunciation issues

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

Reviewed: 11-25-15

Overall, the reader did a fantastic job! However, there were some pronunciation issues I had. For example, the way he says Twi'lek. He pronounces it twih-lek not twee-lek. Just a tiny thing, insignificant really, but it made me sad. When you hear him say it, you'll cringe.