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  • 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 1,209
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,163
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,161

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

Magic

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

Totally worth the wait, though I wish it was about twice as long! RC, again, makes a great story into a great narrative. Enjoy!

  • 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 21,725
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,454
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,355

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

I missed you, Skippy!

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

Reviewed: 02-10-18

Alanson delivers again! We knew the apex species we going to get involved sooner or later.

  • Infinite

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,755
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,740

The Galahad, a faster-than-light spacecraft, carries 50 scientists and engineers on a mission to prepare Kepler 452b, Earth's nearest habitable neighbor at 1400 light years away. With Earth no longer habitable and the Mars colony slowly failing, they are humanity's best hope. After 10 years in a failed cryogenic bed - body asleep, mind awake - William Chanokh's torture comes to an end as the fog clears, the hatch opens, and his friend and fellow hacker, Tom, greets him...by stabbing a screwdriver into his heart. This is the first time William dies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a rather complex science fiction story

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 12-26-17

Why if I told you this was a very good book?

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

Reviewed: 12-07-17

Excellent book! RC Bray makes the story alive, as usual. Can’t wait to see what else this author has in store for us.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Enemy of the State

  • A Mitch Rapp Novel, Book 16
  • By: Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,968
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,538
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,522

After 9/11, the United States made one of the most secretive and dangerous deals in its history. The evidence against the powerful Saudis who coordinated the attack would be buried. In return, King Faisal would promise to keep the oil flowing and deal with the conspirators in his midst. When the king's own nephew is discovered funding ISIS, the president suspects that the Saudis never intended to live up to their agreement.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sorely Missed the Voice of Mitch Rapp (George Guidall)

  • By james on 09-06-17

A swing and a miss!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-15-17

I've given every Rapp book five stars, and listened to each book five to ten times. I love this series, I even love the books that Mills has done so far, but this--this piece of two dimensional crap, reads like Mills outsourced the book to a c-grade novelist using the spy story formulas from the 80's.
I imagine Guidall read the book and turned down the narration because he didn't want to be the one to narrate Mitch Rapp jumping the shark.
Get your stuff together, Mills, and give us the meticulous writing that Flynn and yourself have given us up till now!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 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 28,209
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26,831
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,771

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

Loved this book!

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

Reviewed: 01-04-17

The story was good, the characters are even better, and the narration is even better still! Very funny without being cheesy.

  • Order to Kill

  • Mitch Rapp Series
  • By: Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,400
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,755
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,715

Mitch Rapp is used to winning. But in this follow-up to number-one New York Times best-selling The Survivor, the CIA operative finds himself chasing false leads from continent to continent in an effort to keep Pakistani nukes from falling into the hands of terrorists. Together with friend and colleague Scott Coleman, Rapp struggles to prevent the loss of these lethal weapons, particularly because Russia is also interested in the nukes, though not for the same reason as Rapp and Coleman.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Strong, fast paced, good vs. evil story

  • By ScottG on 10-27-16

Mills delivered!

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

Reviewed: 10-12-16

I was one of those guys who didn't mind that Flynn had a ghost writer. I'm very pleased with the decision to have Mills take over. He has definitely given his own flavor to the story and characters, but it's a sweet flavor. He makes enough changes to make it fun, but doesn't cross the line by changing too much. This is another responsible, exciting, and well written installment. Thanks Kyle!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Wolves

  • By: D. J. Molles
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,253
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,248

Ten years after the collapse, Huxley has built a good life again. He has a loving wife, a farm with fields of golden barley, and a daughter with a strange and wonderful gift. Then the slavers come. Working out in the fields during the attack, Huxley returns too late. His daughter has been taken, and his wife is bleeding out, her last whispered words about a man with a scorpion tattoo on his neck. Where do the slavers go? Huxley has no idea. He knows only that they head east, and so will he, setting out on foot across the desert of the Wastelands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant. I do have one criticism.

  • By Billy on 09-04-16

Gritty

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

Reviewed: 09-06-16

I've loved Molles' work since his first book, I didn't know what to expect from this new series, and I was very happy with the entire story. This story is far more brutal than his previous stories, and far more philosophical. You'll find yourself in the character's head justifying evil acts, only to regret them later. And then doing it all over again. This is a story about a real person, not someone who is always strong or brave or compassionate, but totally inconsistent--like me and like you. Buckle up!

23 of 26 people found this review helpful

  • Cataclysm

  • Arisen, Book 9
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,635
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,556
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,547

The battle to keep the undead tide from the walls of London is lost. Africa is a deadly hall of mirrors, leaving Alpha team riven with dissension and doubt. And the one man who might save the world is crashing to Earth half a world away. Only our greatest warriors can walk through this fire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book but...

  • By Woody on 08-11-16

Finally!

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

Reviewed: 08-12-16

There have been some criticisms that the story doesn't advance, and that's true, but the characters did. Book 8.5 had some insane action and moved pretty fast. This was a nice breather. The characters are starting to see what they're made of and finding out where they're weak. Overall, it was good.

  • The Wolves

  • By: Alex Berenson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,000
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,828
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,823

John Wells has just barely managed to stop an operation designed to drive the United States and Iran into war, but the instigator himself disappeared behind an impenetrable wall of security. Now it's time for him to pay, and Wells has made it his personal mission. There are plenty of crosscurrents at work, though. The White House doesn't want anybody stirring the pot; his old CIA bosses have their own agendas; and other countries are starting to sniff around, sensing something unusual.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This book needs a warning: contains graphic harm against children

  • By Andrew on 03-28-17

Very good!

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

Reviewed: 03-22-16

My only complaint isn't with the book, but with the publishers and audible. I had no idea this was out until weeks after it was released. I am a die heard Wells fan, and was pissed that it had been out and I didn't know.
Every time I look up mundane items online some mind reading algorithm advertises that thing to me on random websites for weeks, but audible somehow missed the fact that I own every one of these books and listen to them all several times a year. Rant over. Good book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fear the Future

  • The Fear Saga, Book 3
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 20 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,885
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,245

Piloted by a six-year-old girl, the godlike Skalm guards the Districts of TASC. Her family is long dead. Her adopted father is a synthetic copy of an alien, her nanny an artificial mind connected via subspace to every part of the globe, feeding the young girl information, finding prey to satiate her growing thirst. But the young girl is an innocent, a victim, one of millions the war has already claimed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An OK end to an otherwise great trilogy.

  • By Okkin on 06-08-16

Worth the wait!

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

Reviewed: 02-29-16

We waited a long time for podium and audible to get their act together, but now it's here and it's good!

3 of 6 people found this review helpful