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  • Lullaby

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17,473
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,018
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16,031

A young couple buys a beautiful house by a picturesque lake in the Catskills, looking to escape the bustle of the city to raise their newborn baby. It is a perfect place for a fresh start. Except that nothing is ever as perfect as it seems. As autumn nights close in around their home, they learn that darkness takes many forms. And sometimes that darkness is hungry. New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry delivers an unsettling Audible Original that will give listeners the Halloween creeps all year round.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I guess there’s a reason it’s free

  • By Katie Washington on 10-05-18

Beautifully polished, thoroughly scary!

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

Jonathan Maberry has a wondrous command of language, which he artfully uses to create living scenes and palpable atmospheres, both designed to make readers hold their breath. While I was busy marveling at his descriptions he was slowly pulling me in for decisive strokes of terror. Unlike most frightening tales, this one is wrapped in velvet.
Scott Brick did a masterful job of honoring the author's tone. This experience was intense.

  • Infinite

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,426
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,819
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,804

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

Immensely entertaining....what a wild ride.

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

I didn't know what to expect when I purchased this audiobook, but Wow. I haven't been this pleasantly surprised in years. The question, Are we experiencing reality or living in a simulation is asked several times throughout the book. At the end, I wasn't sure where the protagonist was. But at last he accepted it, whether 'reality" or simulation. Mind boggling journey. I'll look for other books by Jeremy.

Even though I know the end now, I'll listen to this audiobook again. The narrator, R C Bray, is perfect-- as always.

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  • The Codex

  • By: Douglas Preston
  • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 259

"Greetings from the dead," declares Maxwell Broadbent on the videotape he left behind after his mysterious disappearance. A notorious treasure hunter and tomb raider, Broadbent accumulated over half a billion dollars' worth of priceless art, gems, and artifacts before vanishing, along with his entire collection, from his mansion in New Mexico.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun in the Jungle

  • By Karen on 11-11-08

Love this book!

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

Reviewed: 04-07-18

This is a most excellent book. Actually, it's brilliant. The story caught my interest front the start. Every subsequent chapter proved more interesting, captivating and intense. Memorable characters. The story includes a satisfying ending too.

This is my favorite Douglas Preston book; I've listened to it several times and will listen to it again. The narrator is excellent. Sowers does a masterful job of making it easy to tell who is speaking.

  • The Promise

  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,982
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,977

Loyalty, commitment, the fight against injustice - these are the things that have always driven Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. If they make a promise, they keep it. Even if it could get them killed. When Elvis Cole is hired to locate a woman who may have disappeared with a stranger she met online, it seems like an ordinary case - until Elvis learns the missing woman worked for a defense contractor and was being blackmailed to supply explosives components for a person or persons unknown.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • "They Call K-9 When They Need Superpowers, Woof!"

  • By Empress Karen on 11-10-15

Hard to follow the points of view

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

Reviewed: 01-13-18

I find three or four points of view easy enough to follow in a written book, but keeping track of whose mind I was in throughout this audiobook robbed the story of its impact. I almost stopped listening to it. The ending was worth the wait but I won't listen to this book again.

  • Brainrush, a Thriller (Brainrush Series Book 1)

  • By: Richard Bard
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,080
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 957
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 963

When terminally ill combat pilot Jake Bronson emerges from an MRI with extraordinary cognitive powers, everyone wants a piece of his talent including Battista, one of the world s most dangerous terrorists. To save his love and her autistic child, Jake is thrust into a deadly chase that leads from the canals of Venice through Monte Carlo and finally to an ancient cavern in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan, where Jake discovers that his newfound talents carry a hidden price that threatens the entire human race.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Watch this author!

  • By Wanda on 06-09-14

Great narrator, weird story

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

Reviewed: 01-08-18

I tried to finish this audiobook, but just couldn't. Unnecessarily brutal and gory scenes thrown in at random just so the author could call it a thriller. Hard to stay with, hard to like. Not interested in finishing this one.

  • 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 22,207
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,847
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,765

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Solid continuation that fizzles at the end

  • By Tyson S Sukeforth on 10-04-17

All right ... but I don't like Skippy

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

Reviewed: 12-24-17

I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in this series. I have been able to tolerate the Skippy figure until this book, but he ruined this one for me. That said, Craig Alanson is a good writer and R C Bray is an awesome narrator. If you don't mind the Skippy character, this is a good sci-fi series.

  • The Oath

  • By: Frank Peretti
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,419
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,303
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,309

National best-selling author Frank Peretti is an undisputed master of supernatural thrillers. The Oath has sold nearly a million copies and won the ECPA Gold Medallion Award for best fiction. When a nature photographer is killed and mutilated while camping, common sense points to a rogue bear on the prowl. But the search for answers uncovers a century of sin-and a beast of ghastly power. Filled with chilling suspense and unforgettable imagery, The Oath is an epic tale of good versus evil.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good for a rainy day.

  • By Zachariah on 10-14-17

Great narrator, Intersting story, but ....

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

Reviewed: 11-01-17

What a great narrator. He does various voices well. Good story, good description of the creature, nice action, but the Christianity preaching ruined it for me. If I had known this was going to be full of preaching religion, I wouldn't have purchased the book.

But if you like Bible study in your fiction, this is a good book.

  • Extreme Prey

  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,558
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,201

After the events in Gathering Prey, Lucas Davenport finds himself in a very unusual situation - no longer employed by the Minnesota BCA. His friend, the governor, is just cranking up a presidential campaign, though, and he invites Lucas to come along as part of his campaign staff. "Should be fun!" he says, and it kind of is - until they find they have a shadow: an armed man intent on killing the governor...and anyone who gets in the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sandford does it again!

  • By Wayne on 05-01-16

It's Okay

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

Reviewed: 06-25-17

I have read all of the Lucas Davenport books so I had to buy this one, even though the reviews aren't all that glowing.

The story started out slow. I didn't understand why some of the characters were mentioned in the beginning. But once it got going the story held my interest, it just didn't grab me like most books in the series. Still, to keep up with what's happening with Lucas, et al, I think it's an important read - or listen.

Richard Ferrone is good, as always. I don't see how anyone else could be the voice of Lucas Davenport.

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  • 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 28,260
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26,881
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,819

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

Best story I've heard in a long time!

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

Reviewed: 02-02-17

Funny, entertaining, interesting, well written, perfectly narrated ... did I say funny? I never wanted this audiobook to end. Now I'll have to listen to it again. Sometimes the author got me to laughing so hard I had to tone it down - people were staring.

Hats off to both Craig Alanson and R.C. Bray. I will be purchasing the next book in this series,.asap.

  • Contamination Boxed Set

  • Books 0-3
  • By: T. W. Piperbrook
  • Narrated by: Troy Duran
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 799
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 738
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 737

The infection has begun, ravaging the American Southwest and leaving chaos in its wake. In this new world, there will be no last meal, no dying wish. The only reward left is to survive another day...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT READ! Worth the time.

  • By Dorian F Perez on 02-28-15

Not for me ...

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

Reviewed: 01-06-17

The narrator is good, but the story is too gruesome for me. I listened to most of the three books, but eventually the running and hiding and dying became repetitive and I didn't see the point in listening further.

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