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  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 156,829
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 144,718
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 144,563

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

Very good.

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

Reviewed: 01-28-17

What made the experience of listening to The Martian the most enjoyable?

This is such a mix of modern sci fi,comedy and adventure.

What other book might you compare The Martian to and why?

Its in a class by itself

What about R. C. Bray’s performance did you like?

I really enjoy his voice. Plus he makes the characters come alive.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Man did I laugh. Im a bit of a science geek but very mechanical,so the adventure kept me thinking. Many things in the story seemed to be explained factually. But it kept you guessing.

Any additional comments?

Just get it. I didnt see the movie but if it was have as entertaining as the book it must be great.

  • Cataclysm

  • Arisen, Book 9
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,571
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,493
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,485

The battle to keep the undead tide from the walls of London is lost. Africa is a deadly hall of mirrors, leaving Alpha team riven with dissension and doubt. And the one man who might save the world is crashing to Earth half a world away. Only our greatest warriors can walk through this fire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book but...

  • By Woody on 08-11-16

way I like it.

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

Reviewed: 01-08-17

What did you love best about Cataclysm?

I like the way it bounces around and sometimes overlaps different groups of people.Some reviews say its not appreciated but i like the twists and cross ups with the differnt people. shows talent especially when you throw in all the action.

What did you like best about this story?

Action packed story.

Which character – as performed by R. C. Bray – was your favorite?

Predator by far. Mostly because I am big and scary too so we have something in common. I like alli too. I am a sniper too.I appreciate perfection in shooting.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

all of em ARE. I missed my bedtime way too many times through these. I just cant stop sometimes. Go Go Go leaves no stopping places.

Any additional comments?

I am a Bray fan. Now Im a Michael Fuchs fan thanks to Bray.

  • Nemesis

  • Arisen, Book 8.5
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,749
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,662
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,659

Between the fall of man and the arrival of the JFK, the Horn of Africa is a battleground. Salvation. Vengeance. Vanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I hate Zombie stories! I LOVE these Authors!

  • By Mr. Gadget on 07-17-16

read all but 2. buying those.

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

Reviewed: 12-25-16

First the stories are just action packed. I keep forgetting the time and staying up to late. Second RC BRAY is a great narrator. I listened to several books by him before i stumbled on this series. I was very glad to find he was the Narrator. So I am a fan. This particular book barely gives me a break to rest. I couldnt shut it off. This series is only my second zombie apoc series. I am enjoying this imensly and this book is no let down. Buy it read it. Pray they dont stop.These are my first books by Michael Stephen Fuchs. Guy is good writer. Im pretty familiar with alot of things military and Engineering savie. I have a little medical smarts too. This guy does his homework. Im quite impressed. There have been a few mistakes along the way about vehicles but I have forgiven them. I have a masters in Automotive technologies so I see things a little different than the average person. But read them. Love them. I cant wait to get to my books every night. Hope you feel the same.

  • Well Fed

  • Mountain Man, Book 4
  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,727
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,460
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,440

After nearly four years, the zombie epidemic has almost burnt itself out. Gus' new life on a communal farm is peaceful. The daily routine of policing the fields is rarely disrupted by straying undead. His drinking binges are over. Long days have thrown time over the memories of Annapolis. But this will all change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best f*** series of books ever

  • By Brandie Beckman on 03-14-15

out of my norm but I really enjoyed it.

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

Reviewed: 05-08-16

I have never read any zombie stomper type stories. I thought Id give the first book a try because the sample seemed inviting. It made me curious. Ive been through them all. It seemed happy endings can happen. It was kind of realistic but the author didnt go for your squim trigger to hard. Im not a horror guy but I liked the way we are lowered into it easily through out the series. This last book was all over the place at first then it pulled everything from all the books together. Read it. Start with the first and take in the whole series. I will be looking into other Blackmore writings now.

  • Steel World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 1
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,458
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,836
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,839

In the 20th century Earth sent probes, transmissions, and welcoming messages to the stars. Unfortunately, someone noticed. The Galactics arrived with their battle fleet in 2052. Rather than being exterminated under a barrage of hell-burners, Earth joined their vast Empire. Swearing allegiance to our distant alien overlords wasn't the only requirement for survival. We also had to have something of value to trade, something that neighboring planets would pay their hard-earned credits to buy. As most of the local worlds were too civilized to have a proper army, the only valuable service Earth could provide came in the form of soldiers....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Space Opera

  • By Don Gilbert on 12-05-13

way more than I expected. I was suprized

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

Reviewed: 05-08-16

I was looking for a filler book. Just something to read till some of my other writers produced. I was pleasantly suprized that this story line was rather interesting. It kind of grabbed me and I lost sleep this week listening to it longer than I should. Its a good military story. The design was believable. I liked the authors ideas.

  • The Mountain Man Omnibus

  • Books 1-3
  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 27 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,073
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,731
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,728

Boomstick. Samurai bat. Motorcycle leather. And the will to live among the unliving. Augustus Berry lives a day-to-day existence comprised of waking up, getting drunk, and preparing for the inevitable day when "they" will come up the side of his mountain and penetrate his fortress. Living on the outskirts of a city and scavenging for whatever supplies remain after civilization died two years ago, Gus knows that every time he goes down into undead suburbia could be his last.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Got Ominbus?

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 10-06-15

This was my first Zombie thumping book.Not Bad!

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

Reviewed: 04-20-16

I usually listen to fantasy or scifi but not horror or thriller type stuff. This story set eases you in with a "get used to it " story line. I actually enjoyed it. Though a little graphic at times it wasnt a hard listen. The narrator really played it right.I really enjoyed the trilogy.I am moving to the next book now.

  • The Final Empire

  • Mistborn Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 24 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,772
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,833
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,846

For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A GREAT TRILOGY!!!

  • By Don Gilbert on 11-12-09

On the suggestion of a loved one.

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

Reviewed: 08-07-13

As s science fiction and fantasy goes it is a little different idea of a story but similar in many ways to work already done. There are a few twists to keep your interests. The style of chaptering feels like it was borrowed from other authors I have read. It could have presented new characters and happenings in a little better way ,though the ideas of the characters is presented pretty well into the story line.The characters were well defined. Overall It was an enjoyable read. Im curious towards the rest of the series but other books are tempting me to hold for a while and come back to it. It was exciting at times and will make your imagination work to invision the happenings as the story unfolds. The narrator was ok but I think his deep voice detracted from the female charactors a tiny bit. Read it and you wont be wasting your money. My son was thrilled by it. Hes 27,very intelligent and active physically. and he loves super heroes still. So heroes against oppression is right up his alley. He loved it. Hope I helped your decision.

  • Trapped

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 5
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,924
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,190

After 12 years of secret training, Atticus O’Sullivan is finally ready to bind his apprentice, Granuaile, to the earth and double the number of Druids in the world. But on the eve of the ritual, the world that thought he was dead abruptly discovers that he’s still alive, and they would much rather he return to the grave. Having no other choice, Atticus, his trusted Irish wolfhound, Oberon, and Granuaile travel to the base of Mount Olympus, where the Roman god Bacchus is anxious to take his sworn revenge - but he’ll have to get in line behind an ancient vampire, a band of dark elves, and an old god of mischief.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as some of the others in the series

  • By Melissa Schroff on 12-18-12

Right along the story.

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

Reviewed: 04-04-13

It was a little different as in that it seemed like another section in the life story more than its own adventure. It was its own adventure though . Maybe I was hoping for more. The idea was good. . I still gave it a 5 star rating though. I was not unsatisfied . Its been too long between books for me and I got into some other worlds. Luke Daniels still tells it great.Kevin still planned it well. Read it . Tell em Ronnie sent you.

  • Dragongirl

  • Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern
  • By: Todd McCaffrey
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 261

Young Fiona, rider of the gold queen Talenth, has returned from the past, where she and a group of dragons and riders fled so that the wounded could heal from their previous battles. Gone only three days, yet aged more than three years, Fiona is no longer a child but a woman prepared to fight against the Thread that threatens to destroy her world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • "Stuck in Time with No Conclusion"

  • By HB on 08-10-10

you can feel the difference

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

Reviewed: 01-11-13


It just doesnt seem to have the same old
pern in it.Todd seems to be a good enough writer but there seems to be a definite change in the sexuality of these books. A vaguely little mention of maybe two fellows hooking up in Annes pern has turned into a 60s commune like attitudein these continueing series. There is more on the pages than Annes good ole Pern. I just read the reviews of the last two books in this series and there seems to be a continuance of this type of change in the books." Im sorry Anne but my interest in your beloved Pern is waning. Everywhere I look nowadays there is this stentch of political agendas and now it has arrived at Pern . Todd I too miss your mother.

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  • The Hobbit

  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,000
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,214

Like every other hobbit, Bilbo Baggins likes nothing better than a quiet evening in his snug hole in the ground, dining on a sumptuous dinner in front of a fire. But when a wandering wizard captivates him with tales of the unknown, Bilbo becomes restless. Soon he joins the wizard’s band of homeless dwarves in search of giant spiders, savage wolves, and other dangers. Bilbo quickly tires of the quest for adventure and longs for the security of his familiar home. But before he can return to his life of comfort, he must face the greatest threat of all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally! Thank you Audible!

  • By Bryan J. Peterson on 10-20-12

just as I remember it

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

Reviewed: 01-11-13

The book is as good as I remember it. Its been many years and a few movies since my first memories of it. The narrators voice was good for this kind of story. it actually got kinda creepy hearing his version of Gollum.I believe it was time and money well spent. Enjoy!