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  • Hell Divers II: Ghosts

  • The Hell Divers Series, Book 2
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,074
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,551
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,520

Ten years ago, Hell Diver Xavier "X" Rodriguez fell to Earth. Those he left behind went on without him aboard the airship he once called home. Michael Everheart - the boy once known as Tin - has grown into a man and the commander of Hell Diver Raptor Team. While Michael dives to help keep the Hive in the air, Captain Leon Jordan rules with an iron fist at the helm of the ship. But unrest stirs under his strict leadership as a prophecy of hope sweeps the lower decks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait for the next book!

  • By Todd (Toad) Vogel on 07-31-17

Another Great Hell Divers Book!

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

Reviewed: 02-16-19

This series is one of my favorites. I have many and this one is very close to the top of the list. I really appreciate the effort by Smith. He really delivers over and over again. Bray knocks it out of the park again as usual. Nice work Bob.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wise Man's Fear

  • (Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2)
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 42 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 52,180
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 47,539
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 47,573

"My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth your time

  • By Robert on 09-08-11

Genius!

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

Reviewed: 02-16-19

I plowed through the 1st two books without being able to put them down. The universe created here is wonderful and smart. Very creative! Kvothe is a good kid and I can't wait to see how he grows in the next book (when ever that may be).

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,093
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,727
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,624

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

Well Written

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

Reviewed: 02-16-19

Now that the book is over, I really miss these characters. Ove is a great man that has classic values often lost on people these days. The book shows us how a newer generation finds value in a man such as Ove.

  • 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 7,471
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,042
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,028

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

A True Winner!

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

Reviewed: 02-16-19

What a great cast of characters! Even the ones we hate are so well written that you end up appreciating them in the end. I'm moving on in the series now but wanted to say this one was my favorite so far. RC Bray is a talent that lends himself to the success of this series. I forget it's just one guy doing these voices.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Infinite

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,770
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,755

The Galahad, a faster-than-light spacecraft, carries 50 scientists and engineers on a mission to prepare Kepler 452b, Earth's nearest habitable neighbor at 1400 light years away. With Earth no longer habitable and the Mars colony slowly failing, they are humanity's best hope. After 10 years in a failed cryogenic bed - body asleep, mind awake - William Chanokh's torture comes to an end as the fog clears, the hatch opens, and his friend and fellow hacker, Tom, greets him...by stabbing a screwdriver into his heart. This is the first time William dies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a rather complex science fiction story

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 12-26-17

Good Listen

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

Reviewed: 02-16-19

Got this as a deal of the day and I gotta say it was worth the full price. The story was good although the ending became easy to predict about 1/2 way through. I didn't care....the story was still solid. Anytime the main protagonist has a witty AI to banter back and forth with (looking at you Ex Force), it's always a fun ride. R.C. Bray was on point as usual. If you're undecided whether or not to purchase this one, just know that Bray can make the dictionary an instant classic.

  • Love, Lucy

  • By: Lucille Ball
  • Narrated by: Lucie Arnaz
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,108

Love, Lucy is the valentine Lucille Ball left for her fans—a warm, wise, and witty memoir written by Lucy herself. The legendary star of the classic sitcom I Love Lucy was at the pinnacle of her success when she sat down to record the story of her life. No comedienne had made America laugh so hard, no television actress had made the leap from radio and B movies to become one of the world’s best-loved performers. This is her story—in her own words. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-06-18

Didn't know I was a Lucy Fan

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

This was a great listen. I forgot it was her daughter reading as she imitated her mother's voice....complete with the accent they used back in those days.

  • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, 10th Anniversary Edition

  • Follow Them and People Will Follow You
  • By: John Maxwell
  • Narrated by: John Maxwell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,092
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,324
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,285

If you've never read The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, you've been missing out on one of the best-selling leadership books of all time. If you have read the original version, then you'll love this new expanded and updated one. Internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, and author John C. Maxwell has taken this million-seller and made it even better. Seventeen new leadership stories are included and two new Laws of Leadership are introduced. New evaluation tool will reveal your leadership strengths - and weaknesses....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Incomplete

  • By Yolanda Charles on 09-30-18

This one is the same, but different. Better

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

If you listen to enough of these leadership books, they start to sound similar. They all say similar things because in the end, there's only one way to be a great leader. This book, however, doesn't waste print on useless filler. It gets right to the point and lays it all out step by step. Sometimes it's good to listen to a book like this, not to learn what you don't already know, but to refresh your focus. That's what this did. I will be listening to this one a lot.

  • The Coilhunter Chronicles - Omnibus (Books 1-3)

  • By: Dean F. Wilson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268

Three audiobooks from the Coilhunter Chronicles: Coilhunter, Rustkiller, and Dustrunner. Welcome to the Wild North, a desolate wasteland where criminals go to hide - if they can outlast the drought and the dangers of the desert. Or the dangers of something else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dean F Wilson, starting off great!

  • By Jessica Bond on 11-06-18

Never knew I could like a Western type book

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

This story is complex and is a great listen. Author Dean Wilson did an excellent job building this post apocalyptic world. The Coilhunter himself is a more grounded superhero that does the right thing by bringing bad guys to an end. Lots of great one liners and I can tell both author Dean Wilson and performer R.C. Bray envisioned The Coilhunter as a Clint Eastwood-esque character. I've never been a western themed book fan but Wilson bridged the gap by combining it with a world that was lost and occupied it with characters that have seen better days but are hopeful for a better future.

Also it was voiced by R.C. MF Bray. No review needed there as this dude delivers EVERY TIME. I remember thinking The Martian was a collaboration with other performers. Nope.

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  • Hell Divers

  • The Hell Divers Series, Book 1
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,192
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15,147

More than two centuries after World War III poisoned the planet, the final bastion of humanity lives on massive airships circling the globe in search of a habitable area to call home. Aging and outdated, most of the ships plummeted back to Earth long ago. The only thing keeping the two surviving lifeboats in the sky are Hell Divers - men and women who risk their lives by diving to the surface to scavenge for parts the ships desperately need.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I usually don't read my SciFi however....!!

  • By Michalena on 10-06-17

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

well written with no slow parts. Just 100% action the whole way through. Really love R. C. Bray. Nice try on the black guy voice! hahaha

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Spear of Stars

  • The Cycle of Galand, Book 5
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 20 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,408
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,182

The White Lich has conquered Tanar Atain. Soon, he means to take the entire world. Dante suspects his next target will be Bressel, where the Tanarians have established their court in exile. The only chance to stop the lich will be to forge a fragile alliance between the bitter enemies of three different lands: Tanar Atain, Mallon, and Narashtovik. The city stands on the brink of rebellion. Yet even if Dante, Blays, and Gladdic can unite it, they still might not have the strength to stand against the army of the lich.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Galand hit!

  • By Carrie on 10-12-18

Excellence!

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

This was a great book. The story pulled me along very easily. I really love the characters.