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  • Lost Gods

  • A Novel
  • By: Brom
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,680
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,597
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,593

Fresh out of jail and eager to start a new life, Chet Moran and his pregnant wife, Trish, leave town to begin again. But an ancient evil is looming, and what seems like a safe haven may not be all it appears. Snared and murdered by a vile, arcane horror, Chet quickly learns that pain and death are not unique to the living. Now the lives and very souls of his wife and unborn child are at stake. To save them, he must journey into the bowels of purgatory in search of a sacred key promised to restore the natural order of life and death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting...a good listen

  • By Richard on 05-10-17

AMAZING

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

RC Bray is fantastic as always. nothing more needs to be said.

The story itself was fabulous. I doubt know that I've heard anything quite like it. I listened to the whole thing in just a few days. The conclusion was perfect & left a smile on my face despite being bummed that it's over.

highly recommend!

  • The Song of Achilles

  • A Novel
  • By: Madeline Miller
  • Narrated by: Frazer Douglas
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,790
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,233

Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia to be raised in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. “The best of all the Greeks”—strong, beautiful, and the child of a goddess—Achilles is everything the shamed Patroclus is not. Yet despite their differences, the boys become steadfast companions. Their bond deepens as they grow into young men and become skilled in the arts of war and medicine—much to the displeasure and the fury of Achilles’ mother, Thetis, a cruel sea goddess with a hatred of mortals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wasn't Expecting to Like It- BOY! was I wrong!!

  • By susan on 06-11-14

Loss For Words

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

I knew I would write a review from chapter 2 on yet I still struggle with what to say. I've not read much in the way of mythology though that's not to say I don't find it Interesting. I've just never come across a story I felt compelled to buy. I'm not even sure why I decided to try this one but I'm immensely pleased that I did!
The entire story, from beginning to the very last sentence, was absolutely amazing. Not once did I cringe at little slips that can often be found in audio books. The many characters grew and matured throughout the story allowing you to become intimately familiar. The plots are tactfully woven to keep you interested. There is action and war, love and lust, treachery and trust.
I've had my mind opened to a whole new world of audio books that I am eager to delve further into.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 5,152
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,863
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,841

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

To wish it wasn't over is an understatement

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

The first time I listened I knew this would be one I would listen to again. When I found the prequel on Audible I immediately downloaded & eagerly began listening. It did not disappoint. The prequel paved the road & tied seamlessly into the rest of the story. After hearing it I was not left with any thoughts of "wait, where did that even come from! " Gus's character development is truly set from that first book though you only realize it after listening.
Books 1-4 are nonstop zombie action with good guy bad guy mixed throughout. You never find a boring minute.
per his usual Bray's narration is the final touch.
Sadly it appears that the story ends here. i'll admit to being utterly disappointed to have to say goodbye to Gus&thergang!!

  • These Dead Lands: Immolation

  • By: Stephen Knight, Scott Wolf
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,093
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,039
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,037

The United States of America is falling before the armies of the dead. Leading the sole survivors of the US Army's 10th Mountain Division out of the overrun city of New York, Captain Phil Hastings heads for the safety of Fort Indiantown Gap, a National Guard training facility deep in the woodlands of Pennsylvania. Joining with other remnants of the military, government, and civilian communities, Hastings and his men must try to keep the tsunami of corpses from taking over the world and plan the resurrection of the nation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • From one 10th Mountain guy to another...

  • By Geoff Strebel on 10-25-17

WAIT..... WHAT?!

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

Typical zombie apocalypse story with all the good military action throughout. Nothing really stood out to differentiate this from the others like it but it was well written & I love a good zombie thrill. Not to mention that there's very little narrated by Bray that I wouldn't love.
BUT, what is with the ending?! I feel like I've been cheated. Like watching an intense movie and the plot is ALL set up, then BAM, the theater shuts down leaving you hanging!
I tried looking into the next book but don't find anything concrete. Just a lot of others wondering what on earth is going to happen to Diane, Kenny & Hastings!

  • Genesis

  • By: Ken Lozito
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,691
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,489
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,483

Escaping wrongful imprisonment wasn't something Connor had in mind, but being put into stasis aboard Earth's first interstellar colony ship was something he couldn't have prepared for. For 300,000 colonists, the new colony brings the promise of a fresh start...a second chance. Connor might be the wrong man for the colony, but he's the right man to see that it survives what's coming.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed bag

  • By Tyson S Sukeforth on 05-31-18

NARRATOR vs. STORY

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

I have mixed feelings on this one. I purchased the book as a daily deal in case I needed a back up book between credits. Reviews from other listeners had me expecting to be less than thrilled but not terribly disappointed.
I can tell you that the narrator can be difficult at times. Several times in the beginning I almost returned just because of the narrator. He's not awful but seems to be trying to hard and frequently the cadanc of his voice distracts from the story.
If you can get past the narration the story is pretty good! I think it would've been amazing if Bray was behind it. The story kept me engaged and wondering what would happen next. The descriptions of the other worldly beasts was great, allowing them to come to life in my mind. I felt that the characters were well developed and each had their own wonderful personalities.
All in all I give 4 stars because despite the narrator I am moving right along into the next in the series and am eager to see where this story goes! I also liked that my 11 year old son could listen to this without hearing explicit sexual or extremely violent content.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Pandemic

  • The Extinction Files, Book 1
  • By: A. G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,864
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,851

In Atlanta, Dr. Peyton Shaw is awakened by the phone call she has dreaded for years. As the CDC's leading epidemiologist, she's among the first responders to outbreaks around the world. It's a lonely and dangerous job, but it's her life - and she's good at it. This time she may have met her match. In Kenya, an Ebola-like pathogen has infected two Americans. One lies at death's door. With the clock ticking, Peyton assembles her team and joins personnel from the Kenyan Ministry of Health and the WHO.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Read this before buying, too much hype

  • By Bradley on 06-23-17

Don't Give Up, it's worth it

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

I'll admit that the beginning was a tad slow. the story picked up and caught my interest about an hour in, then, slowed down again! I considered returning the book but had read another review that said it got better so stuck with it. I'm glad I did. as the story went on it got better & better. A near post apocalyptic story with amazing twists!
I downloaded the next book before finishing this one & am excited to start!

  • Yesterday's Gone: Season One

  • By: Sean Platt, David Wright
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray, Chris Patton, Brian Holsopple, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,081
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,941
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,936

Can humanity Survive what it never saw coming? On October 15 at 2:15 a.ms Earth vanished. A scattered few woke alone in a world with no rules, other than survival at any cost. A journalist wanders the wretched reality of an empty New York, searching for his wife and son. A serial killer must hunt in a land where prey is now an endangered species. A mother shields her young daughter from danger through every terror-filled breath.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blown away!

  • By Angela M on 05-01-14

WORTH HAVING IN YOUR LIBRARY!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I am on my 2nd go round with this series. I absolutely love the way the book is written to follow through the many plots and life of each character and group. sometimes it's difficult books with so much going on but this is written so well that you don't get lost.
R.C. Bray & Ready Chase are two of my FAVORITE narrators. As usual they do an amazing performance throughout this series.
a few things I did get hung up on;
- a few times I was disappointed when the voices didn't match the character choice they HAD been used previously. As if they forgot the personality they'd given. (not enough to discourage me from continuing!)
- season 3, there are multiple points of interference throughout the book in which static plays & is extremely irritating! I tried downloading twice but it persisted.

overall I really loved this series and would recommend you try it if post apocalypse with a twist is your thing! What do you have to lose?

  • The Gold-Son

  • By: Carrie Anne Noble
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 357

All sixteen-year-old Tommin wants is to make beautiful shoes and care for his beloved grandmother, but his insatiable need to steal threatens to destroy everything. Driven by a curse that demands more and more gold, he's sure to get caught eventually.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Aimed at a younger public, but still enjoyable

  • By Andressa W. on 10-21-17

ENCHANTING TALE !

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-18

I've NOT listened to a book quite like it. I was taken in, completely absorbed right from the start. This was an excellent story. I enjoyed that the whole plot wasn't bogged down by details of love like some authors do. the love story existed within the story but so did the mystery, all in perfect proportion. the narrative was amazing and not once did I cringe.
I do highly recommend this book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fire Country

  • The Country Saga, Book 1
  • By: David Estes
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

In a changed world where the sky bleeds red, winter is hotter than hell and full of sandstorms, and summer's even hotter with raging fires that roam the desert-like country, the Heaters manage to survive, barely. Due to toxic air, life expectancies are so low that the only way the tribe can survive is by forcing women to procreate when they turn 16 and every three years thereafter. It is their duty as Bearers. Fifteen-year-old Siena is a Youngling, soon to be a Bearer, when she starts hearing rumors of another tribe of all women, called the Wild Ones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT follow up!

  • By Humble & Honest on 10-08-17

GREAT follow up!

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

Reviewed: 10-08-17

after following the stories of the Sun, Star and Moon dwellers this series came in my suggested list. it sat in my wish list for a while,I was not convinced I'd enjoy it. how much is too much? after a break for some other adventures I figured I'd give it a try. starting with the first of these three it took me just 2 weeks to devour them.
I don't think it matters which series you start with as after finishing this one I believe it would've been okay either way. though there ARE things that I caught in this series that made me glad I'd heard the Dwellers saga first.
give it a go, if you liked The Dwellers you'll like this!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ice Country

  • The Country Saga, Book 2
  • By: David Estes
  • Narrated by: Macleod Andrews
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

Dazz, a hard-edged, fun-loving Icer, likes fighting, particularly while at his favorite watering hole. However, while recovering from a particularly bad break up, his decision to engage in a brutal pubroom brawl leads to a series of events that thrust him into a dark and mysterious scandal involving King Goff, the ice country ruler. When his seven-year-old sister is abducted in the dark of night, Dazz pledges to do whatever it takes to get her back, embarking on a quest that threatens to rip apart the very fabric that's barely holding his shattered family together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great follow up

  • By Humble & Honest on 10-08-17

Great follow up

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

Reviewed: 10-08-17

after following the stories of the Sun, Star and Moon dwellers this series came in my suggested list. it sat in my wish list for a while,I was not convinced I'd enjoy it. how much is too much? after a break for some other adventures I figured I'd give it a try. starting with the first of these three it took me just 2 weeks to devour them.
I don't think it matters which series you start with as after finishing this one I believe it would've been okay either way. though there ARE things that I caught in this series that made me glad I'd heard the Dwellers saga first.
give it a go, if you liked The Dwellers you'll like this!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful