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  • Deathtrap

  • Expeditionary Force Mavericks, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,826
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,623
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,598

The human soldiers stranded on the planet Paradise have been recruited into an alien legion to do the dirty jobs that the high-tech species won't do. Their first mission is to kick the enemy off a backwater planet no one cares about. It's a simple assignment, except everyone has a hidden agenda, and the planet could become a deathtrap. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent spinoff series

  • By nrnbn89 on 05-12-19

Very Good Read. Loved it

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

Reviewed: 06-02-19

I am not.much of a critic but if I stay with a series past the second book I obviously like it enough to invest the time in it. listening to it the combination of Craig Alanson's writings and "The RC Bray's" narration really clicks. The dialogue in earlier parts of the series between Joe and Skippy are priceless. Mavericks take the series into an unexplored and hopefully exciting direction. I await either Joe and Skippy or the Mavericks anxiously.

  • Renegades

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 7
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,868
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,278
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,240

The battle-scarred star carrier Flying Dutchman is finally on her way back to Earth, after an exceptionally successful series of missions that have once again saved the world. The ship needs a serious refit, and her exhausted crew just wants a break from constant clandestine warfare against a vicious and superior enemy. Wishes come true, right? Not for the Merry Band of Pirates.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Same Problems as BSG and LOST

  • By Spankybus on 04-03-19

Funny, Compelling and Addictive.

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

Reviewed: 04-20-19

Yeah I maxed out the stars because there's some heavy synergy, next level stuff going on between Craig Alanson and R.C. Bray.

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  • The Scourge of God

  • A Novel of the Change
  • By: S. M. Stirling
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 18 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 882
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 610
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618

Rudi MacKenzie continues his trek across the land that was once the United States of America. His destination: Nantucket, where he hopes to learn the truth behind the Change that rendered technology across the globe inoperable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Done!

  • By Chris on 10-03-08

A Good Quest Telling.

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

Reviewed: 02-17-19

Can't say that I go in much for all of the gushing over the Wickian religion. and there are some holes with regard to the story you could drive a truck (or a post-change conestoga wagon through to be sure as Rudi would say). However, it still a very good read and a rollicking adventure.

  • Through Fiery Trials

  • Safehold, Book 10
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 32 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 899
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 833
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 826

Those on the side of progressing humanity through advanced technology have finally triumphed over their oppressors. The unholy war between the small but mighty island realm of Charis and the radical, Luddite Church of God's Awaiting has come to an end. However, even though a provisional veil of peace has fallen over human colonies, the quiet will not last. For Safefold is a broken world, and as international alliances shift and Charis charges on with its precarious mission of global industrialization, the shifting plates of the new world order are bound to clash.   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I miss Oliver Wyman

  • By Ofer on 01-12-19

Long Convoluted But Good

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

Reviewed: 02-01-19

Very long story. There are some holes and some of the discussion can get a bit tedious but they appear to at least heading somewhere and not worth quitting over. There's even a who-done-it? Schuler or Merlin at the end. We'll have to wait for the next instalment.

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  • Mavericks

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 6
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,757
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,711
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,662

The remnants of the Expeditionary Force stranded on the alien-controlled planet "Paradise" get a chance to prove themselves, in a simple off-world training mission with a ship full of teenage alien cadets. When the mission goes horribly wrong and the survival of everyone on Paradise is at risk, the Merry Band of Pirates may have to come to the rescue. Unless they get killed first.... 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Trouble on Paradise pt. II

  • By Kurtis Karr on 09-27-18

A Revived Story Line

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

Reviewed: 10-25-18

Craig Alanson has revived the Expeditionary Force series, not that the last book, Zero Hour, was was flat, but there have been some character developments that I have been waiting for. Yes, I now am eagerly awaiting to see what happens next. Again, whoever got R.C. Bray to narrate this series was a genius. It’s almost Skippy level awesomeness. For the very reason that he brings the brilliant writing of Alanson’s banter between Joe and Skippy to life in a hilarious fashion. Wonderful story, inspired narration.

  • 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 24,694
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,093

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

Everything you could want

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

In a Syfy book. Craig Alanson has hit the wormhole of a great story and whether he picked him or somebody else did it RC Bray is like the perfect pick as narrator. RC really brings alive Allanson’s comedic dialogue between Joe Bishop and Skippy.

  • The Siege

  • Arisen, Book 13
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,333
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,284
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,282

In the north, the collapsed section of the Wall is defended only by the decimated remains of 2 PARA. Even reinforced by Jameson and the exhausted Royal Marines of One Troop, it's a doomed delaying action at best - and the last choke point in the entire ZA faces an incoming tide of dead stretching to the ends of the Earth. Meanwhile, hunkered down at CentCom, the unified ranks of our heroes, led by Ali and Fick, work furiously to fortify and reinforce what will be humanity's final fallback position - forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Frick & Pred

  • By J. Gordon on 03-08-18

Excellent writing and narration.

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

An excellent Zombie Apocalypse series with unrelenting yet credible SPECOPS action scenes wrapped in a first rate story line. R.C. Bray is, as they refer to the operators in the series, a tier one narrator/performer who’s style fits like a well worn tactical glove with writing style of Michael Stephen Fuchs. Well worth listening to. Perhaps the best of the genre.

  • At the Sign of Triumph

  • Safehold, Book 9
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 34 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,737
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,588

The Church of God Awaiting's triumph over Charis was inevitable. Despite its prosperity, the Charis was a single, small island realm. It boasted less than 2 percent of the total population of Safehold. How could it possibly resist total destruction? The Church had every reason to be confident of a swift, crushing victory, an object lesson to other rebels.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow wow wow

  • By Mark on 11-14-16

An Epic

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

Reviewed: 10-15-17

Which I love, spanning the planet although one need a program to keep up with the cast of characters. I darn good story from start to finish. I especially enjoy Oliver Wyman's narration especially his portrayal of the "fat little Emeraldian" Norman Bates. The Scottish accent was perfect.

  • 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 5,576
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,266
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,244

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

Just A Darn Good Story

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

Reviewed: 09-13-17

I liked this series. One of the best zombie apocalypse series I've read. Good storytelling and R.C. Bray is a superlative narrator/actor.

  • Carnage

  • Arisen, Book 12
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,385
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,268
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,261

After recovering Patient Zero, Alpha must escape Africa to end the ZA once and for all. But they can feel the hot breath of a reinforced and vengeful Spetsnaz team on their necks - and there can be no escaping the reckoning of an ultimate sniper showdown between Ali and Vasily, and an incomparably brutal iron-cage Texas death match between Predator and Misha. For the first time, all the teams will come together and must fight as brothers for any chance of making it back to Britain. And only one thing is certain - not everyone is walking away from this one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • best series on audible

  • By frank on 05-14-17

Inevitable depression

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

Reviewed: 05-18-17

The inevitable but momentary feeling of depression that comes over you when a good story either book or other type of media ends is how I feel usually. I would suppose that this is what triggers binge watching or reading in people. It's the hallmark of a damn good story and the Arisen series read by RC Bray is one of those. It's worth binge listening (or reading) from book one to the finish. Yes I highly recommend listening to Arisen from Audible with RC's narration, which is superb, because he really captures the vibe of the story.