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  • The Terror

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Simmons
  • Narrated by: Tom Sellwood
  • Length: 28 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,034
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,914
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,916

The men onboard HMS Terror have every expectation of finding the Northwest Passage. When the expedition's leader, Sir John Franklin, meets a terrible death, Captain Francis Crozier takes command and leads his surviving crewmen on a last, desperate attempt to flee south across the ice. But as another winter approaches, as scurvy and starvation grow more terrible, and as the Terror on the ice stalks them southward, Crozier and his men begin to fear there is no escape.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very good then, NOT

  • By Randall on 07-24-18

Ok story performance too quiet

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

Performance is almost whispering for far too much of the time. Makes it hard to hear while driving.

3 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • 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 18,938
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,847
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,768

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

Ready for book six.

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

Reviewed: 03-29-18

Ready for book six. RC Bray is as spectacular as ever. Craig did an excellent job of setting up problems that don't seem solvable but then comes up with a solution that fits.

  • Black Ops

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 4
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 19,673
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,498
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,425

The elite crew of the pirate ship UNS Flying Dutchman had a simple mission: determining whether the Thuranin are sending another starship to Earth. Along the way, they became sidetracked by securing a future for the UNEF troops on the planet Paradise. When asked whether Earth was now safe, their ancient alien AI responded "Not so much"...now they have to deal with the consequences.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as the first three

  • By Anonymous User on 10-16-17

RC Bray is excellent as usual, very entertaining.

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

Reviewed: 02-20-18

RC Bray is excellent as usual. The story is very entertaining. Glad I've already got the next book. Ends on a bit of cliff hanger.

  • The Dark Tower IV

  • Wizard and Glass
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 27 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11,309
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,343
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,303

In this fourth volume, Roland, Eddie, Susannah, and Jake survive Blaine the Mono's final crash, only to find themselves stranded in an alternate version of Topeka, Kansas, one that has been ravaged by the superflu virus. While following the deserted I-70 toward a distant glass palace, Roland recounts a story about a seaside town called Hambry, where he fell in love with a girl named Susan Delgado, and where he and his old tet-mates Alain and Cuthbert battled the forces of John Farson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Frank Muller is the best Audible narrator!!!!

  • By Russ on 08-26-16

Gonna miss Frank Muller in the future books.

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

Reviewed: 12-01-17

Gonna miss Frank Muller in the future books. His character voices make the story easy to follow.

  • The Dark Tower II

  • The Drawing of the Three
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,214
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,935
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,883

In this second volume, Roland encounters three mysterious doorways on a deserted beach along the Western Sea. Each one enters into a different person's life in New York - here, he joins forces with the defiant young Eddie Dean and with the beautiful, brilliant, and brave Odetta Holmes in a savage struggle against underworld evil and otherworldly enemies. They also become the companions, forming a ka-tet, who will assist him on his quest to save the Dark Tower.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The story was a little thin, but the narration!!!

  • By timguitartaylor on 05-07-17

Much better than book 1.

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

Reviewed: 08-10-17

The performance is far better as are the characters. Nice story flow as the gunslinger meets the three people that the man on black told him about.

  • Columbus Day

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,006
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,754
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,695

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sci Fi I didn't know I wanted

  • By Gary Glenn on 06-27-17

On to book 2

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

Reviewed: 05-28-17

Great RC Bray does a wonderful job. Story is very entertaining. Skippy reminds me of the alien that would talk to Fred and Barney. 😃

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,968
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,204

Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever, and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun! Things you might want to know:

  • By Alexis on 08-29-14

Interesting premise

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

Reviewed: 01-20-17

Didn't need the extra story after the book. Started it but wasn't interested and it wasn't necessary.

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,438
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,603
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35,607

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Jumps The Shark ... Too Late

  • By JayDub 1000 on 05-29-18

Interesting journey.

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

Reviewed: 12-22-16

I liked how for most of the story you don't know what the mystery is. It gets a little hard to believe but if you except the premise it ties up nicely at the end.

0 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Horizon

  • Arisen, Book 6
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs, Glynn James
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,294
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,146

Mission complete, Alpha team enjoys their first chance to breathe and tend to their humanity. But the darkness leaves them alone with their demons - and those who have found love may yet learn that it is fatally incompatible with duty....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting as Ever!

  • By Kimmy A on 06-28-15

It ain't over yet.

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

Reviewed: 10-30-15

If you've listened to all the other books up to this point you need to keep going.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful