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  • The Distance

  • By: Jeremy Robinson, Hilaree Robinson
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer, Heather Costa
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

The human race has turned to dust. August Morrison faces it after rising from the depths of a dark matter research facility in Arizona. His co-workers. His daughter. All of them: dust. Friends and colleagues around the world don’t answer their phones. The city of Phoenix burns. He is alone. As a world without mankind starts to crumble, August fights not just for survival, but for his very sanity. On the other side of the country, Poe McDowell watches her parents crumble into dust just moments after being shoved inside a coffin-like device that spares her from the same fate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He's done it again!

  • By Sandra on 09-02-18

Well done, unique; not my favorite JRob book...

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

Reviewed: 09-30-18

Jeffrey Kafer is always a solid performer, same here. I do see the reason why a male/female reader was chosen but that aspect is harder for me to recommend but for most it is probably fine, she did well. The story was unique but did not hold my interest unlike The Others he wrote and Bray performed, released a few weeks prior. I recommend overall for those that like this genre, just not strongly.
The Distance was provided by the author , narrator or similar for an unbiased review

  • Random Acts

  • By: Franklin Horton
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 172

Teenager Amanda Castle was like a lot of people, posting pictures of her everyday life to a variety of social media sites. Not everyone who viewed her pictures was there to share in her experiences. One was there to steal her profile pictures. A terrorist in Frankfurt was desperate to please his leadership. He planned the perfect attack, one in which vulnerable people would be invited through social media to participate in a flash mob. There, the unwitting participants, thinking they were taking part in a random act of kindness, would find themselves engaged in a random act of terror.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Riviting Book

  • By Lia on 04-14-18

Original, well paced

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

I was surprised that this was so good. I was hopeful going in but it exceeded my expectations.

  • Lit

  • The Alt Apocalypse, Book 2
  • By: Tom Abrahams
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

In Lit, Abrahams tells the story of a couple on a camping trip to the Angeles National Forest, a Los Angeles firefighter, a lonely fry cook, and a group of college students who struggle to escape and survive in Southern California after an unprecedented outbreak of wild and urban fires. Can they escape the flames? Will they become heroes or run from danger? What will it take to end a fiery hell on earth?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting premise

  • By KS on 07-22-18

Ubiquitous yet exceptional narrator, unique story

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

Audiobook was graciously provided for an honest review....
Enjoyed this unique apocalyptic story. It was succinctly performed and would recommend it to any type of listener. I hope to get the rest.
I would like,however, to see some of these in a book-track type format. I know some do not like that but many do. I appreciate and am moved by the added production value and draws me in even more.
Tom and Kevin- have you considered something like the ‘We’re Alive’ format? There is a gap needing to be filled since KC Wayland and crew have been MIA for years despite saying there would be a new series. Anyway, good book!!!

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,000

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Roger on 06-30-18

PERFECT

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

Well done Mr. King and Mr. Patton....perfect combination of suspense, mystery and horror genres. Unique yet not obscured.

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  • Grist Mill Road

  • A Novel
  • By: Christopher J. Yates
  • Narrated by: Dan Bittner, Saskia Maarleveld, Graham Halstead, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 225

Christopher J. Yates' cult hit Black Chalk introduced that rare writerly talent: a literary author who could create a plot with the intricacy of a brilliant mental puzzle and with absorbing characters. Yates' new audiobook does not disappoint. Grist Mill Road is a dark, twisted, and expertly plotted Rashomon-style tale. The year is 1982; the setting an Edenic hamlet some 90 miles north of New York City. There, three friends - Patrick, Matthew, and Hannah - are bound together by a terrible and seemingly senseless crime.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected...

  • By shelley on 01-15-18

WELL PERFORMED , WELL WRITTEN

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

Reviewed: 02-16-18

Some troubling subject matter with males, one young but a uniquely written and well crafted interwoven performance by all 4. Intelligent mystery and suspense all the way through the end. Subjective Stories told by 3 main characters 26 years apart as young teens and then adults. Immersive story.

  • Killed in Action

  • An Equalizer Novel
  • By: Michael Sloan
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435

Got a problem? Odds against you? Call the Equalizer. McCall’s first client is a distraught mother who is desperate to locate her young daughter, drawn into the shadowy world of white slavery. But this client may not be all she appears to be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding book! Hope there will be more...

  • By shelley on 02-01-18

STOP THE “BREATH-IN” SOUNDS!!

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

Chapter 3 it began or I started to notice it and then it was over. I could not take it anymore. It has got to be the editing because I have listened to hundreds of books and had this happen only once or twice. Jeff is great and he has to breathe so someone please fixit so others can enjoy it. I can’t take it since it dominates the narration. I didn’t notice if the first hour and Maybe it stops later but 10 minutes of it in a row is enough. I was excited for this book too. Disappointing!

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • House of Sand

  • A Dark Psychological Thriller
  • By: Michael J. Sanford
  • Narrated by: Michael Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Attempted murder gives a man his family back. It's everything he's ever wanted, but he can't forget what he did. And the longer he holds the secret, the more control he loses to the darkness whispering in his ear. It craves violence and can't be silenced forever. The line between truth and lies is disappearing. And with it, the difference between right and wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Big Cheese on 01-31-18

What a trip!?

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

Yes.. it is psychological and yes it is a mystery. It begins relatively normal then evolves into a more and more odd story with s somewhat unfulfilling ending. It had a unique and interesting premise but potential does not make a 5 Star result. It is pretty good. Some may like it more than me, some not. Narration was better than average

  • No Refuge

  • Brainrush Series, Volume 6
  • By: Richard Bard
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 56

Jake Bronson's family and friends are mourning him. They'd watched as he sacrificed himself so their lives could return to normal. But normal wasn't to be. The megalomaniac whom Jake had killed during his suicide assault left a legacy of videos that damn Jake and everyone associated with him, leading to a price being put on their heads, dead or alive. As the jaws of a terrorist trap begin to close, Jake's eight-year-old son, Alex, faces a threat of his own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • RADISHING;)

  • By DobieChuck on 01-04-18

Another enjoyable installment

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

Reviewed: 11-27-17

This one focuses mostly on the young son Alex, his connection to Jake and leaves it open for the upcoming conclusion where the bad guys are planning to get them all. The adults of the group and their story faded out about halfway and the story honed in on Alex and his new friends' mission to "save". I kept expecting it to segway back to Tony and the elders but it didn't. I could see how the story could have been 'combined' making this the final book, which would make it significantly a longer than the others so a sense of cohesion could have been lost and may be part of why the story evolved as it did. Overall, it played it out well so a solid 4 - my review may be just a little over analytical. :)
...it was an enjoyable experience especially with RC Bray performing. If you like action adventure with some Sci-Fi mixed in you will surely enjoy. I look forward to the last entry and then more, hoping with the same mix of action, adventure and the 'paranormal' from Mr. Bard. I do recommended reading all the books prior, not mandatory, but for this series it definitely will add to the books ability to be appreciated.

  • Becoming the Son

  • An Autobiography of Jesus
  • By: C. D. Baker
  • Narrated by: Troy Duran
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

After four years of meticulous research, C.D. Baker invites his readers to encounter the Jesus of the Gospels, though in ways they may not have expected. Becoming the Son: an Autobiography of Jesus is a unique, daring, and inspiring novel that reveals the astonishing possibilities of what could have been.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great way of knowing Jesus

  • By radchick on 05-08-16

Intriguing insight into the Jesus we (should) Seek

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

Reviewed: 08-16-17

First off Troy did an exceptional job performing this, it felt genuine and conveyed the story the way it was intended. Undertaking this is dangerous since nothing should ever be added or taken away from Scripture but the author did a good job walking this line and prefaced his exploration with that in mind. Grasping the sovereignty and the humanity of Jesus stretches (and should) the capacity of our brain and that is why this is a 'heart' issue as much as a "mind" one. Just like Passion of the Christ takes a true story and uses artistic license or Left Behind speculates on the end-times, for followers of Christ stories like this can evoke a deep desire to know Christ more and that it does. For those seeking the truth it is my hope and I think the hope of the author that it brings them to accept the gift that has already been given.
There were a couple of times where Jesus came off arrogant but it was minimal and really only highlighted his own personal human struggle of becoming Jesus. Humor and insight were used without going too far in my opinion, and for me, validated some of what I thought already about Jesus. This was time well spent and I recommend this book for anyone who knows Jesus of the Bible or want to know more, while referencing the Scripture itself. We can test everything by doing this and should anyway. Well done CD and Troy! This was provided to me by the author for free for an unbiased opinion

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  • The After

  • By: David Hernandez
  • Narrated by: Rick Gregory
  • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 21

Peter, a brilliant software engineer, is obsessed with finding the answer to an age old question: Is there something after when we die? He builds a machine that can possibly give him the answer, but soon realizes some things are better left unknown.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The After

  • By Spooky Mike on 05-22-17

Not good. Odd dialogue and campy narraration

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

Reviewed: 05-25-17

Book provided by author editor or publisher for an honest review.
Dude. Bro. Babe! Said dozens of times made for an unrealistic dialogue. I am still unsure of why a good idea for a story was executed like this. Even under two hours was too long. Sorry. I tried to like it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful