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  • Iron Gold

  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds, John Curless, Julian Elfer, and others
  • Length: 23 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,820
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,284

Ten years after the events of Morning Star, Darrow and the Rising are battling the remaining Gold loyalist forces and are closer than ever to abolishing the color-coded caste system of Society for good. But new foes will emerge from the shadows to threaten the imperfect victory Darrow and his friends have earned. Pierce Brown expands the size and scope of his impressive Red Rising universe with new characters, enemies, and conflicts among the stars.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Audio needs to be balanced

  • By Anonymous User on 01-21-18

Exciting addition to the series

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

To be honest I wasn’t expecting this to be so good, what with the story being told by 4 narrators. I just wanted the excellent Tim Gerard Reynolds to continue telling the (his) tale!! It actually makes sense as we now have these four main characters....but it gets mixed up for a while, when narration overlaps (no spoilers here!).

Anyway folks, the plot thickens, speeds up and darkens, but is still epic and hugely exciting. Waiting for part 4.......

  • Anomaly

  • By: Peter Cawdron
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 218

Anomaly examines the prospect of an alien intelligence discovering life on Earth. The technological gulf between humanity and the alien species is measured in terms of millions of years. The only way to communicate is using science, but not everyone is so patient. Humanity's first contact with an alien intelligence is far more radical than anyone has ever dared imagine. With a technological gap of millions of years, mankind is barely able to recognize the arrival of an alien space craft outside the gates of the United Nations in New York.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sophisticated alien contact

  • By Michael G Kurilla on 09-05-17

Excellent thought provoking science fiction

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

Reviewed: 12-27-17

An immensely powerful alternative story of first contact with aliens and the, in some ways disastrous, in some ways mind-opening effects of the getting-to-know-each-other process!

This was one of Peter Cawdron’s earliest books and he certainly set the bar high! Lucky for his fans he hasn’t disappointed us since then!!

Great audiobook adaptation by the way!

  • Zero Hour - A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller: Omnibus Edition

  • By: Eamon Ambrose
  • Narrated by: James Highfield
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

A sole survivor. A quest for answers. A deadly race against time. Nothing is as it seems, in this breakthrough robo-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller. Expanded from an original short story to a best-selling serial, Zero Hour is now collected in a single volume.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inventive and intense take on the AI apocalypse

  • By Holly on 12-22-17

Excellent Audiobook Adaptation

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

Reviewed: 10-25-17

James Highfield did an excellent multifaceted and at times very hilarious job on Eamon’s this six-part Artificial Intelligence / Dystopian Saga.

I read and really enjoyed the individual short stories as they came out through 2015 and 2016 and ‘twas great to revisit the Omnibus as an audiobook.

(Below my sometimes overexcitable original reviews -> each FIVE STAR).

Part One:
Great short story! (So good I already bought the second part straight after I finishing reading it, back when it came out as an individual short story)

No spoilers here -> yes there is a few surprises towards the end of of the book!

Part Two:
Speechless/ Sprachlos!

Part Three:
Excellent continuation of Eamon's AI / dystopian saga - number 3, from a total of 5!

Hurry up & get the next one, cause this is great fun & each page a surprise awaits the reader.

Part Four:

Bloody hell this was a great read!

Eamon, you did it again -> left us waiting & wondering WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Can we add a Greatreads feature to Goodreads? Anyone?

An epic story like this is a prime example of the excellent short stories being written by indie writers in the last few years. Good old fashioned dystopian literature in episodes, which has been written fresh 'n' fast, making sure WE the readers stay on the edge of our seats.

Part Five:
Loving it Eamon, but I don't have a clue how this all is gonna rap-up in the up and coming 'grand finale'?

Are you sure that you don't need another couple? Ah go on...

Part Six:
Tremendous ending to an amazing series of short stories from our man Eamon Ambrose!

  • What We Left Behind

  • By: Peter Cawdron
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Hazel is a regular teenager growing up in an irregular world overrun with zombies. She likes music, perfume, freshly baked muffins, and playing her Xbox - everything that no longer exists in the apocalypse. Raised in the safety of a commune, Hazel rarely sees Zee anymore, except on those occasions when the soldiers demonstrate the importance of a headshot to the kids. To her horror, circumstances beyond her control lead her outside the barbed wire fence and into a zombie-infested town.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An exciting story

  • By Amy Wollenhaupt on 07-22-18

Cool!

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

Reviewed: 10-21-17

A zombie triller with a difference. Great fun, then very tragic, then dramatic, then sad, then frustrating teenage stupidity. Bit of a roller coaster really but a rewarding tale!

The audiobook adaptation is top.

  • Das Vermächtnis der Drachenreiter

  • Eragon 1
  • By: Christopher Paolini
  • Narrated by: Andreas Fröhlich
  • Length: 21 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Als Eragon auf der Jagd einen glänzenden blauen Stein findet, ahnt er nicht, dass dieser Fund sein Leben verändern wird. Doch plötzlich zeichnen sich auf dessen Oberfläche feine Risse. Ein Drachenjunges entschlüpft der Schale und beschert Eragon ein Vermächtnis, das älter ist als die Welt... Über Nacht wird Eragon in eine schicksalhafte Welt voller Magie und Macht geworfen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Story!

  • By Spike12 on 04-07-18

Excellent & Epic Fantasy

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

Reviewed: 10-10-17

Firstly, to comment on the other reviews:

.... yes this is the German language version and should only be purchased by those with sufficient knowledge of this language!

I never read the book from Christoper Paolini or previously heard the English language audiobook version. All I can say is that Andreas Fröhlich’s performance of book 1, so many different characters and voices is tremendous.

Hugely enjoyable stuff!

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  • The Traveler

  • By: Stefan Bolz
  • Narrated by: Arden Hammersmith
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

"The Traveler" is the story of Tee, a 12-year-old girl who, every day after school, works as an apprentice in her father's black smith shop. From him she learns how to weld, forge, and make beautiful things out of ordinary pieces of steel and metal. When her dad has a stroke, and lying on his death bed, he whispers one last inaudible word to his daughter. Following it, Tee eventually discovers a notebook hidden inside his workshop. In it, she finds detailed instructions on how to build a time machine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A grieving girl time travels on a personal mission

  • By Chris Fried on 08-07-18

Wonderful audiobook adaptation!

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

Reviewed: 06-28-17

Quite simply the best short story that I have had the pleasure of reading in the last years!

It's a wonderfully told heartbreaking tale of pure love, stronger than death & time itself.

The audiobook narration by Arden Hammersmith is excellent and very touching.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED EVEN IF YOU HAVE ALREADY READ THE BOOK!

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  • The Bleak December

  • By: Kevin G. Summers
  • Narrated by: George Kuch
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 54

The old timers knew it was going to be a bad winter, but no one could have predicted it would be this bad. A supernatural storm has fallen on New Hampshire and a cult leader is whipping the people of the Granite State into a frenzy. Now a handful of rugged folk from the North Country are all that stand between a tyrant and his plans for dominion. Snow is piling in the Great North Woods and the dead walk among the trees. Beware the winter wasteland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still Feeling Cold

  • By Bret Wortman on 03-23-17

Dramatic Winter Tale

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

Reviewed: 06-18-17

I have now enjoyed this story from Kevin G Summers two times and the audiobook version narrated by George Kuch is a great enrichment to be sure!

An exiting and alternative dystopian adventure in a mysterious corner of the US Northeast!

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  • Anansi Boys

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Lenny Henry
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,977
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,137

Returning to the territory he so brilliantly explored in his masterful New York Times best seller American Gods, the incomparable Neil Gaiman offers up a work of dazzling ingenuity, a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth that is at once startling, terrifying, exhilarating, and fiercely funny, a true wonder of a novel that confirms Stephen King's glowing assessment of the author as "a treasure house of story, and we are lucky to have him."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully narrated

  • By A. Hawley on 11-23-07

Amazed!

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

Reviewed: 05-15-17

I read this excellent book from Neil Gaiman about 10 years ago, straight after finishing his epic American Gods. At the time I was pleasantly surprised find this extremely funny TALL tale, that goes off in another direction, showing the reader a cheeky, comical said to the author!

When the audiobook version was recently a Daily Deal on Audible and I jumped at the chance, because I loved the book and I knew (since my childhood) that Lenny Henry is a funny guy.

No nonsense..... THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST AND FUNNIEST NARRATION PERFORMANCES EVER.

  • Born a Crime

  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,380
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,151
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,136

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can't wrap my head around!

  • By erobbins33 on 12-29-16

Six stars please!

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

Reviewed: 03-24-17

Amazing, heart breaking, shocking, eye-opening, educational and most of all VERY FUNNY!

A highly recommended audiobook!

  • REDOUBT

  • A Short Story of the Apocalypse
  • By: Michael Bunker
  • Narrated by: Chase Bradley
  • Length: 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Phillip (the Ghost) and his friends are in Taos for a fun weekend when they meet a weird artist named Goffrey and decide to spend the weekend in the mountains. You never know where you'll be when it's the end of the world as we knew it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic drama

  • By Seamus on 02-09-17

Epic drama

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

Reviewed: 02-09-17

A mean and epic short story of a bunch of friends trying to survive in a mountain retreat, as the world around them collapses into chaos and anarchy.

Chase Bradley's narration is well done. He gets the right tone and the reader can almost smell/ taste the severity of the situation.

The cool thing is that this story slots neatly into the beginning of Michael Bunkers WICK saga and some of the characters are found again in his The Last Pilgrims novel.

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