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  • 131 Days

  • 131 Days, Book 1
  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Once every year, in the city of Sunja, gladiators meet within the arena known as Sunja's Pit. Some men enter for the lure of fortune, some for the fame, and some simply for the fight. The games continue for days until a champion is finally crowned. Or until all involved perish. Four companions struggle to change their lives in and out of the arena as it becomes clear that to be a Free Trained pit fighter is to live with a mark on one's head. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Dub Thee "Keith Sweat"

  • By Tom on 12-28-18

Perfect mix

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

Great mix of story and Narrator, with just the right amount of humor!!!!!! Can't wait for Book #2!!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Past Tense

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,578
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,144

Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb. He plans to follow the sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn't get far. On a country road deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He thinks, What's one extra day? He takes the detour. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FIVE STAR BOOK And NARRATION!!!!

  • By shelley on 11-05-18

Good story, wrong narrator

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

A melodramatic reading of Jack Reacher????? Reacher needs a little edge, a little grit. George Guidall or R.C. Bray would have been a better fit.

  • A Man Called Trent

  • A Western Duo
  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: Jim Gough
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248

In "A Man Called Trent," nester Dick Moffitt lies dead, killed by King Bill Hale's riders. His son Jack and adopted daughter Sally, who witnessed the murder, go for safety to a cabin owned by a man called "Trent" - an alias for Kilkenny, who is seeking to escape his reputation as a gunfighter. In "The Rider of Lost Creek," Lance Kilkenny is the fastest gun in the West, but once the gunfight is over, he disappears. Some time back, Mort Davis saved Kilkenny's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen to the second book first. chapter 21.

  • By JPoe on 06-02-18

Cowboys or Pirates?

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

I couldn't tell if the book was good or bad due to the fact I couldn't get past the horrible narration. Over dramatized, every character sounded like they came from a bad cartoon. Not sure what the target demographic was but this is not for me!!!!!!!!!!
if you added an "Arrrrggggg" before each dialog it could have been a great pirate book...

  • 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 12,985
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,247

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.... 

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

  • By Kurtis Karr on 09-27-18

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 09-30-18

I just can get interested in the side story on Paradise, none of the characters draw me in. I fast forwarded to the last quarter of the book. I kept waiting something interesting to happen but......... Nothing. Even R.C. Bray couldn't save this one!!

  • Dusty's Diary

  • By: Bobby Adair
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 304

I played all those cool video games. I watched all those movies. I even read the books. In most of 'em, the hero shoots the bad guys, drives a sweet car, never gets hungry, and always seems to get laid by the end. Yeah. Whatever. I gotta be straight with you about why I wrote this journal, and it comes down to one thing, the apocalypse kinda sucks. It doesn’t meet my expectations at all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read!

  • By Samantha Lowe on 08-14-18

Not what I thought

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

Self loathing, political tirades/diatribes disguised as a Sci-Fi, post ap novel. Can't take anymore of the political stuff, I turn to fantasy/fiction to escape!!!!!! The only bright spot was the narrator.

10 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Forgotten

  • The Forgotten Series, Book 1
  • By: M.R. Forbes
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

Sheriff Hayden Duke was born on the Pilgrim, and he expects to die on the Pilgrim, like his father, and his father before him. That's the way things are on a generation starship centuries from home. He's never questioned it. Never thought about it. And why bother? Access points to the ship's controls are sealed, the systems that guide her automated and out of reach. It isn't perfect, but he has all he needs to be content. Until a malfunction forces his engineer wife to the edge of the habitable zone to inspect the damage. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprised

  • By Tm on 07-28-18

New narrator needed

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

The overall story was very good however, the narrator made it hard to listen to. Character voices were horrible. Not going to purchase book 2. This book/story needs a better narrator.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Hell Divers III: Deliverance

  • The Hell Divers series, Book 3
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,923
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,521
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,510

Left for dead on the nightmarish surface of the planet, Commander Michael Everhart and his team of Hell Divers barely escape with their lives aboard a new airship called Deliverance. After learning that Xavier "X" Rodriguez may still be alive, they mount a rescue mission for the long-lost hero. In the skies, the Hive is falling apart, but Captain Jordan is more determined than ever to keep humanity in their outdated lifeboat. He will do whatever it takes to keep the ship in the air - even murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another awesome entry in a great series!

  • By Lisa L on 05-15-18

SLOW

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

A let down from the first two books. R.C Bray is fantastic as usual!!! The story is slow and plodding with too many "jumping back in time" story lines for my taste. Not sure if I would recommend this one.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Commune: Book Two

  • Commune Series 2
  • By: Joshua Gayou
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,592
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,387
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,378

The survivors have come to settle in the mountains of Wyoming, fighting day in and day out to establish a home for themselves in a near-empty world. Things are good at first; scavenging is a workable, short-term solution that seems to be providing all they need. But they know that it’s only a matter of time before the food runs out. They need to scramble to find a sustainable solution before the clock stops, and for a little handful of people up in the mountains, the odds don’t seem very favorable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Will Have You Belly Laughing, Crying, and...

  • By Brian on 04-13-18

More Gibbs please!!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

Great series!!! Give me more Gibbs, R.C. Bray give his best performance!!!!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Sorcerers' Isle

  • By: D. P. Prior
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

Centuries ago, the Isle of Branikdür was mysteriously abandoned by the ruling Hélum Empire. Ever since, rival clans have battled for supremacy at the bidding of their sacred sorcerers. During the once-a-year armistice for the Festival of Proving, the gifted warrior Snaith Harrow aims to leave his mark in the fight circles before marrying his childhood sweetheart. But following a freak accident, he discovers a terrible secret about the girl he loves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic story and narration

  • By Michael on 03-28-18

Dark for sure

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

Steven Pacey saves the day!!!! Not sure I would have completed this book if it wasn't for Steven Pacey's narration, he has a way of drawing you in!!

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Midnight Line

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,414
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,579
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,543

Reacher takes a stroll through a small Wisconsin town and sees a class ring in a pawn shop window: West Point 2005. A tough year to graduate: Iraq, then Afghanistan. The ring is tiny, for a woman, and it has her initials engraved on the inside. Reacher wonders what unlucky circumstance made her give up something she earned over four hard years. He decides to find out. And find the woman. And return her ring. Why not?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reacher doing what Reacher does!

  • By shelley on 11-07-17

What happened to Jack.........

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

Reviewed: 11-15-17

Not a very good Reacher book at all. between the lack of action and Dick Hills performance this book does not live up to previous Novels. R.C Bray would be a better fit for this series, Dick Hill (who I've listened to for years) just can pull off multiple character voices. Same cadence, inflections, almost gives them all a speech impediment.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful