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  • Killer Instinct

  • Charlie Fox, Book 1
  • By: Zoe Sharp
  • Narrated by: Angéle Masters
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

Killer Instinct: Charlie Fox, Book 1 is the first in Zoe Sharp's highly acclaimed crime thriller series, now available with previously deleted scenes and a foreword by Lee Child. Charlotte "Charlie" Fox makes a living teaching self-defense to women in a quiet Northern English city. It makes the best use of the deadly skills she picked up after being kicked out of army Special Forces training for reasons she prefers not to go into.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By Cwelsh on 05-16-16

Great listen!

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

Reviewed: 07-17-16

What made the experience of listening to Killer Instinct the most enjoyable?

This story was exactly what I was looking for -- action, suspense, kick-ass female lead character, and set in Englad.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Killer Instinct?

Charlie's mastery of self-defense.

What about Angéle Masters’s performance did you like?

The narration was well done. I like her voice. She even did pretty good with the guy voices.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Fear the Fox!

Any additional comments?

I felt that the story was a little predictable; however, at the end I was actually surprised that I hadn't quite predicted it, after all.

Also, I secretly kept hoping that Charlie would be gay, and was a little bummed that she wasn't. I still found her character very likable, but I didn't particularly want to hear a detailed account of her having sex with a man. ;).

Overall, I really enjoyed it. I'd give it a 4.5 if that was allowed.

  • The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story

  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,953
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8,736
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8,769

"Mountain Man" Augustus Berry is a survivor in undead suburbia. He scavenges what he can from what's left over. He is very careful in what he does and where he goes, taking no chances, no unnecessary risks, and weighing every choice...until he decides to visit the hospital at the edge of town, and experiences terror the likes he's never encountered before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Hospital- What a Fun Short Story!

  • By Tracy P. on 06-30-18

Great concept, but a terrible fail.

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

Reviewed: 12-28-15

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I love zombie films, great writing, F-bombs, and I work in a hospital. That said, this audiobook is horrible. I get that it's a story written by a guy, in an attempt to entertain other guys with its crude, blue-collar, ball-crushing shock value, but I don't get how that justifies the terrible quality of the writing. Teenage boys will probably be entertained.

Would you ever listen to anything by Keith C. Blackmore again?

I'd probably have given the second book a chance if it had a different narrator.

What didn’t you like about R. C. Bray’s performance?

WHO IS THS PERSON? The dull, monotonous, grating tone with which he reads the majority of the story turned me off immediately (however, this tone is heavenly compared to his ear-piercing attempt at the female voice). His cadence is completely off, and distracts from the story. Most annoying, is the way he reads the expletives and exclamations. The entire time I was listening, the only thing I could think was, "Is this honestly a real person?" Siri could have done a better job narrating.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Irritation.

Any additional comments?

I'm wondering how much impact the narrator had on my loathing of the story. If someone had been more realistically reading the expletives I think it may have come across less forced and more palatable.

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