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  • Treasure Island

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Robert Louis Stevenson, Marty Ross - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Philip Glenister, Daniel Mays, Catherine Tate, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,761
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,611
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,599

Audible Originals takes to the high seas to bring to life this timeless tale of pirates, lost treasure maps and mutiny. When weathered old sailor Billy Bones arrives at the inn of young Jim Hawkins' parents, it is the start of an adventure beyond anything he could have imagined. When Bones dies mysteriously, Jim stumbles across a map of a mysterious island in his sea chest, where X marks the spot of a stash of buried pirate gold.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A reflective adventure

  • By Tad Davis on 09-12-17

Five stars all round

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

Reviewed: 10-25-18

Great story of course.
Various actors, which makes this so much more enjoyable.

Only gripe, would have liked more sound effects, especially aboard the ship and the island.

But still, excellent

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Extinction Edge

  • Extinction Cycle, Book 2
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,174

The dust from Dr. Kate Lovato's bioweapon has settled. Projections put death counts in the billions. Her weapon was supposed to be the endgame, but it turned a small percentage of those infected with the Hemorrhage Virus into something even worse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More please!

  • By The Bookie Monster on 04-18-15

Buy it, excellent continuation of series

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

Reviewed: 10-25-18

Very enjoyable, great characters and great narration. Some excellent twists.
Book two is as good as book one.

  • 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 4,906
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,631
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,609

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 get it !

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

I purchased Mountain Man 1 to 3 as a set and by well, the start of book two I purchased this one. The Mountain Man series was very enjoyable. Loved the characters , even the Captain as a voice of reason - perhaps. (now you need to listen to the series to know whom the Captain is.

This is different in that there is the normal action, lots of it, lots of violence, lots of attitude and yes humour in places - if not dry humour.

Gus is a great character, flawed and stoic, full of inner anger.

In Well Fed, you see another face of Gus, his dedication and his fight is good. and then the twist of his enemy, never saw that one coming.

  • The Mountain Man Omnibus

  • Books 1-3
  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 27 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,354
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,003
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,997

Boomstick. Samurai bat. Motorcycle leather. And the will to live among the unliving. Augustus Berry lives a day-to-day existence comprised of waking up, getting drunk, and preparing for the inevitable day when "they" will come up the side of his mountain and penetrate his fortress. Living on the outskirts of a city and scavenging for whatever supplies remain after civilization died two years ago, Gus knows that every time he goes down into undead suburbia could be his last.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read, keeps you engaged

  • By Steve on 07-30-15

Has to be one of the best - certainly in the top 3

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

I love Zombie stories, and three will always be at the top of my list of recommendations, all three are available on Audible but as this is a review on this series I have to say... you are a fool to miss it one which is one of those three.

I seriously spent too much time in a short period listening to this book. I have mentioned in other reviews I spending 1 to 3 hours listening per day to audio-books but damn't this had me listening even more.

My love of the characters good and bad had me pressing next chapter far to much.

Every character is believable, strong characters. Great storytelling.

Well Done to Keith C. Blackmore.

Now R.C. Bray, is excellent, it was listening to other books by R.C. Bray that allowed me to find this book. So narrators are important to the book is greatly proven by R.C Bray. Well done too. Another enjoyable journey.

If you are into Zombies, EOTHW books, do not miss this one.

  • The Borrowed World

  • A Novel of Post-Apocalyptic Collapse, Volume 1
  • By: Franklin Horton
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,109

In a night of devastating terror, ISIS operatives have unleashed a coordinated attack on America's infrastructure. With thousands of trapped travelers and scarce law enforcement, the miles between Jim Powell and his family become a brutal gauntlet where the rules of civilized society no longer apply. As Jim puts his years of preparation and planning to the test, he is forced to ask himself if he has what it takes to make it home. Does he have the strength - the brutality - required to meet this new world toe-to-toe?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Close and personal story of the apocalypse

  • By Kingsley on 07-25-15

Loved it.

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

I am writing this review AFTER book four, simply because once I got into this series I have barely stopped listening. Almost every moment I can, I am listening.

This is a great series, great characters, strong and well developed. The story line is very believable.

Narration by Kevin Pierce is excellent.

Buy book one and get into the series. I do not believe you will be disappointed.

  • All These Worlds

  • Bobiverse, Book 3
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 38,380
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35,924
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,822

Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Satisfying End to a Fun Series

  • By Craig Schorling on 08-20-17

Yep, Bob is just out of this world.

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

Very enjoyable series.

Stay with it and hear some great stories of love, life and battles.

  • Tomorrow War: Serpent Road

  • The Chronicles of Max, Book 2
  • By: J. L. Bourne
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins, Jay Snyder
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 767
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 725

During an unacknowledged mission inside the Syrian border, a government operative had unwittingly triggered an incredible worldwide event that irrevocably shaped the future of the United States. In the aftermath of the crisis, families have struggled to survive in a world short on food, water, and electricity. Hyperinflation cripples the United States economy, and postwar armored military vehicles are patrolling the streets. One man has now stepped forward and continues to push back the dark wave of tyranny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • best ever

  • By Eddie Muñoz on 07-28-17

Excellent Continuation

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

Buy, it!

If you listened to Book 1 this is just as good and recommended.

Jay Snyder is excellent

  • The Singularity Trap

  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,360
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,333

When Ivan Pritchard signs on as a newbie aboard the Mad Astra, it's his final, desperate stab at giving his wife and children the life they deserve. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? But there's another challenge looming out there, in the farthest reaches of human exploration, that will test every man, woman and AI on the ship - and will force Ivan to confront the very essence of what makes him human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent.

  • By Amy Snider on 06-13-18

After Bobiverse this is different yet excellent

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

Bobiverse books have been digested by me and loved, up there as well written and well developed. So it was with interest I purchased Singularity Trap and well, I am impressed with this very different story.

Excellent book.

Highly recommended.

  • Lines in the Sand

  • By: Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355

Major and Lucy Armstrong's four children are spread around the globe and are in a race against time to return to Texas before societal collapse takes America to the depths of human depravity. They use their ingenuity, grit, and faith to persevere but find themselves facing a most unexpected enemy. The Lone Star Series is a thought-provoking, gut-wrenching look into a postapocalyptic country devastated by nuclear destruction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of Action

  • By Brian on 05-02-18

Very Good, Very Good indeed.

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

I am enjoying these books by Bobby Akart and loving listening to Sean Runnette.

This book is an excellent continuation of the series.

You will not be disappointed.

  • Paradise

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25,583
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,985
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,892

While the crew of the starship Flying Dutchman have been trying to assure people that hostile aliens do not have access to Earth, the UN Expeditionary Force has been stranded on the planet they nicknamed "Paradise". The Flying Dutchman is headed back out on another mission, and the UN wants the ship to find out the status of the humans on Paradise.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • running out of ideas...

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-08-17

Oh do keep going...

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

Very Good, kept me listening and I am loving this series. Was thinking that the series may be too long but based on the first three I am still very much enjoying the series.

Recommended for you SCI-FI buffs, go on, buy this.