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  • Necroscope

  • By: Brian Lumley
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,224
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,221

Harry Keogh is the man who can talk to the dead, the man for whom every grave willingly gives up its secrets, the one man who knows how to travel effortlessly through time and space to destroy the vampires that threaten all of humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WAITED FOR YEARS!!!! Awsome horror series!

  • By John on 12-21-15

Nothing Else Quite Like It

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

Reviewed: 01-10-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I'd recommend this to anyone who has ever enjoyed any vampire story. Honestly, I read this book about a quarter century ago. I got hooked and read through about 10 or 11 of the books in this series over the course of about a decade. I stopped when I got too busy to read and started listening to audio books. I've asked for Audible to get this series, multiple times. When it finally appeared, I grabbed it. Now I'm waiting with the hope that the rest of the books in the series will appear here.

What other book might you compare Necroscope to and why?

There IS no other book that comes close. This truly is the most imaginative twist on the vampire genre that I've ever found.

Which scene was your favorite?

The best part? I don't know. There are so many parts that are great, and I wouldn't want to name one, for fear of it being a spoiler.

Any additional comments?

This is not only an original plot, it has a few twists and turns, the book is extremely well written, and even the narrator is fabulous.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Unleashed V Plague Book One

  • By: Dirk Patton
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 512

John Chase has just arrived in Atlanta on a business trip when America experiences the worst attacks in history. Nuclear bombs destroy cities and the widespread release of nerve gas sends the majority of the surviving population into a murderous rage. Rescuing a woman who survived the attacks he must lead her to safety as Atlanta burns, raging infected roam unchecked and society disintegrates into savagery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Junk food for the mind

  • By James Ball on 04-24-15

Surprisingly enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 12-07-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Bought it on sale and had low expectations. I found myself really enjoying it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Unleashed V Plague Book One?

Dog. You've got to love a plot where a dog plays a role.

What about Jeffrey Kafer’s performance did you like?

It was well read. Reminded me a bit of Scott Brick.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Red Mars

  • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 23 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,370
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,594
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,612

Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel, Red Mars is the first book in Kim Stanley Robinson's best-selling trilogy. Red Mars is praised by scientists for its detailed visions of future technology. It is also hailed by authors and critics for its vivid characters and dramatic conflicts.

For centuries, the red planet has enticed the people of Earth. Now an international group of scientists has colonized Mars. Leaving Earth forever, these 100 people have traveled nine months to reach their new home. This is the remarkable story of the world they create - and the hidden power struggles of those who want to control it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Old School Hard Sci Fi, but softly

  • By JLM on 08-21-12

Wake me when something happens

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-25-08

I love this genre. Loved Ben Bova's story of Mars. Bought this because it was a Nebula Award winner. Must be good, right? This story went nowhere. It was a longwinded description of people living on Mars. Nothing much happened, except for a little anti-terraforming plot that was anti-climactic. There wasn't even much in the way of character development in all those hours of nothing.

11 of 20 people found this review helpful