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  • Harden

  • Lee Harden, Book 1
  • By: D.J. Molles
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 410
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411

It’s been three years since Lee Harden emerged from his bunker into a world gone mad. Governments have fallen. And new ones have taken their place. In the United Eastern States, Lee and his team of battle-hardened operatives walk a tightrope of survival, keeping their fledgling society safe from the creatures beyond their gates - and from the enemies within. Then, an ambush in hostile territory reveals a traitor in their midst - and leaves Lee barely clinging to life. Wounded and on the run, Lee and his team race to uncover the leak before it’s too late.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly Exceptional

  • By smb072 on 10-27-18

Great new series

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

Once again Lee Harden is called on to care for people, most of which neither like or mis trust him. But he does it because "that is who he is". A mantra that he continualy speaks to himself.
Lee is a Harden Vet of the Primal virus doing what he can to protect the people knowing there is only so much he can do but being able to stop.
Unfortunately for him,(possible spoilers) inside the safe zone he has helped to secure there are forces working against him and Angela who is the newly elected president of the Eastern States. A traitor is in their midst is creating havoc.
Enter a new player, who with the help of the man who once gave the order for Lee's termination, has claimed the Gulf Coast as his own and will do anything and everything to protect the resources Lee and his people need setting up for a battle Lee is not sure they can win.
To add to their mounting troubles, the Primals are changing, evolving with new surprises coming.
D.J. Molle has once again hit a home run with HARDEN.
I was sorry when he completed The Remaining series, knowing that there was still so much story to tell where Lee Harden is concerned. Apparently the author felt the same because he has come out swinging with this new series. A must read for any fan of both D.J. Molle and The Remaining series

  • Lifting the Veil

  • Winter, Volume 2
  • By: John O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Mark Gagliardi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

The seven Seals were broken and the trumpets sounded, their notes echoing around the world. Four horsemen had emerged from the midst of roiling storms and set loose upon humanity. Civilization ended in smoke and flame with clouds of radioactivity encircling the globe. 144,000 had been marked and were the only survivors, driven underground by the poisonous conditions and the nuclear winter which followed the exchange of atomic weapons. The exception is a valley held under the protection of four angels holding a corner of the world free. Those few who remain hold the future hope for humanity in a land where the darkness holds sway. As demons walk freely among the sanctuaries, will they be able to upset the balance and drive the last vestige of light from the land? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Way better than the first

  • By Karl on 10-19-18

great second part to a great series

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

Reviewed: 10-25-18

I read it, loved it! But listening to it is a whole different level of horror as to what can very well become of humanity if pushed to the limit. some will break, others will gain strength to do right and wrong each believing they are right. Others will use it a an opportunity to continue there way, whether for good or bad.
John O'Brien has given us these scenarios in spades. The action is centered on the aftermath of humanity's near destruction with a smattering of hope and desolation which in my opinion is but a stepping stone to the true horror yet to come.
I was also impressed with the amount of research he has done to give us an idea of what the reader can expect.(his research of Angels and Demons is very well done, although he does admit to some liberties taken). In all, it was very well written and left me just a little unsettled in his insight of events that, while they might not be plausible, could very well be possible. Kudos once again Mr. O'Brien for a very well written take of....terror...horror? you decide...

  • The Predator

  • By: Christopher Golden, Mark Morris
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

The official novelization of the summer blockbuster The Predator, Shane Black's new movie with a screenplay by Shane Black and Fred Dekker. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Amanda Felix on 09-21-18

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

If the movie is half as good as this storyline then it will be a great movie.
(Possible Spoilers) As usual the Predators are her on a hunt and he has found his targets, group of black ops military personel that have no idea what they are about to face. McKenna, a sniper, is the only one survives and when located, he is taken back interrogated and deemed unstable. Good way to get him make his story unbelievable expecially when more than one government entity as well as private have placed all their monies on the location and eventual study of any and all alien artifacts. They will not allow anyone to get in the way, especially when one is located and now also a prisoner...the enevitable happens, he escapes and begins looking for his weapons and anyone that gets in his way...well the enevitable happens. And McKenna, bound for a VA psych ward with other inmates happens to get in the way. Yeah it will get interesting.

Enter another, bigger, stronger and far more dangerous, predator into the mix and you have hell unleased in a small town on Halloween night.
There are several other players that come into it as they try to stay ahead of the first predator and they too make the storyline.

It is well worth listening to it simply because there is more explanition about the Predators as their thoughts are also shared, something that hollywood has never gotten correctly unless they change the script and even then it's not always that great.
If however you have seen it are intend to see it, you should also listen/read this as well just for the background info on both predators and the players involved.
This is the sequeal to the first book; Predators-Hunter and Hunted.
That too is a great read/audio because it too gives a bit more info on the Predators...damn good storyline.

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  • The Predator: Hunters and Hunted

  • By: James A. Moore
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

This audiobook is the official prequel, introducing key concepts that then will explode onto the screen in the movie The Predator. The official prequel novel leads into the summer blockbuster The Predator, Shane Black's new movie set within the universe of the previous films. With a screenplay by Shane Black and Fred Dekker, the film stars Yvonne Strahovski, Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane, Sterling Brown, Keegan-Michael Key, Edward James Olmos, Jake Busey, and more. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great intro to the Predator Universe

  • By Jay on 09-21-18

Great Prequel

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

If the movie is a great as this pre quel, then you're in for a ride. Of course I don't hold too much with hollywood script writers who often think they can do a better job by rewriting an already great storyline. if they leave it alone and follow the direct line from this prequel then you're in for a ride.
If you are just a fan of the Predator genre, then this one a must. There are more questions answered here than previously from just the movie, how and why the Predators come here to hunt. And there is more, perhaps an answer to the bigger Predators seen in the move "PREDATORS". Either way it is a great storyline and can probably stand alone if you don't know enough about the entire genre...Read it, go see the movie and enjoy the ride.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror with Meg: Origins

  • By: Steve Alten
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,437
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,340

On a top-secret dive into the Pacific Ocean's deepest canyon, Jonas Taylor found himself face-to-face with the largest and most ferocious predator in the history of the animal kingdom. The sole survivor of the mission, Taylor is haunted by what he's sure he saw but still can't prove exists-Carcharodon megalodon, the massive mother of the great white shark. The average prehistoric Meg weighs in at twenty tons and could tear apart a Tyrannosaurus rex in seconds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Ocean Thriller Since Jaws!!

  • By Natalie on 04-25-14

Don't go in the water...

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

Since Jaws, there have been many books, tv shows and films depicting the Great White as a villian, in short, don't go into its territory, don't go in the water! But after so many campy shows, Jaws still remains the most terrifying of them all. The biggest lesson in all any shark movie is that man somehow tampers with nature and truly that is all the Great White is as any of its cousin, a force of nature not to be pityed, hated or ignored. Admired for its tenacity, for being what it is after hundreds of thousands of years with very little change is what I have learned.
This book will teach you that lesson; admire it for its tenacity to life. It is what it is. Id did not ask to be it just changed with time to make it a more effient predator. The only thing that does not change is man and his greed to get and attempt to control nature if not his own. What is more important is getting and attainting the unattainable. This story sure points out the flaws of every person, including the main protaginst, Joahna Taylor.
After witnessing a terror beyond belief hundreds of fathoms beneath the ocean he is deemed unfit for duty especially after the death of two scientist whose safety was his duty.
Now Joahna is just trying to survive the disaster that led to his dishonarable discharge through no fault of his own and the betrayal of the two officers that gave him up as fodder to hide their own duplicity. Then there is Joahna's wife, Maggie, a thrill seeker, climber and self absorbed woman who has no qualms about betraying the man she married as a means to an end and is now planning on his complete destruction to further her career. Until Joahna is proven right concerning the incident that destroyed his career.
With The discovery of the MEG his is somewhat redeemed but there is more when even now, politics, power plays and ambition will get in the way as the MEG begins to do follow the instincts that nature embued it wth. And ever present man is also doing what comes natural to him; greed, avarice and vengence.
So who is more terrifying, the MEG or MAN.
It is a true tale of terror and made that much more terrifying by Sean Runnette who is fantastic at capturing both the people involved but in explaining everything that the MEG is and does...kudos to the Author who did a wonderful job to explain what many did not know about sharks in general and gave us a tale you can sink you teeth into.

  • The Camera: Bloodthirst

  • By: Eric A. Shelman
  • Narrated by: Eric A. Shelman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Some say that true evil never dies, it merely lies dormant, awaiting the next opportunity to rise from its dark lair and visit itself upon humankind again. Jack Hunger, a cop in Lee County, Florida, never gave it much thought. He purchased the 20-year-old Pentax K1000 camera at a perfectly respectable thrift store, and it was to be the beginning of a new hobby for the reclusive crime scene photographer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book - highly recommend

  • By Mary Meadows on 10-18-15

Not disappointed!

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

Once again one of my favorite authors has delivered a fantastic tale of an evil that will not die but is passed into a camera where it waits-it waits patiently. Evil will recognize evil and once unleashed we are taken on a trip that delves into the mouth of madness.
Eric Shelman has done it again with this extreme horror story and a must read/listen to if you are a fan.
As stated, I did both, I started reading it but when I could not sit to do so, I would listen to it and really could not decide which I like better. Either way it was a book I could not put down or turn off to the very end. A must have in your library if you are a fan, if you have not picked up Eric's books and like this type of genre, then this is a good start.
Looking forward to the next installment.

  • Johnny

  • By: D. J. Molles
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 773
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 720

Aubrey St. James is in trouble. She's locked in a cell at a government black site. She doesn't know where that site is or how the hell she got there. But she knows that it has something to do with the stranger she rescued from the river. Someone - or some thing - called Johnny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What an amazing book!

  • By Billy on 07-09-18

Audible only/Great Story line

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

Reviewed: 07-29-18

Didnt know what to expect on this stand alone novel by Molles. It is unlike anything I have read or listened to by this author. (Possible Spoilers) But I boght it because he is a good writer. And while it was different and started slow it also began very fast as we find a woman being held against her will questioned by an agent of AGA(Another Government Agency), the man questioning her is determined to break her even though she is not his target. That one lies in a cell elsewhere; he is a traveler come to give us a gift. They are connected and he will go through any length and means to get the answers he wants. But no one will listen to the truth and the agent and scientists involved only want to interroate and dissect him. They will not go beyond the fear of the unknown yet the thrill of it is intoxicating. One wants truth, his truth, no other will do, the others want knowledge and accolades yet all hearing only what they want to hear and believe is the truth, their truth.
Now the woman, Audrey and the Traveler, Johnny, must somehow escape to get him back to his world before it is too late; either the doorway he walked through will disappear or he will not be the same as when he arrived unable to continue.
It is a fast timeline they must meet and all the while being hunted by the one agent that no matter what he hears or knows the real truth, cannot afford to let the traveler escape.
It's really good if you like the Sci-Fi ET angle with a bit of Close Encounters of the Third Kind. I dare say this would make a great movie of the week or an Original NetFlix or Amazon Prime Movie. ***Story is in Audbile only***

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • End Time

  • The End Time Saga, Book 1
  • By: Daniel Greene
  • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 112

In the dark, primal jungles of the Congo Basin, something is ravaging the local population. When protests turn violent in front of the US embassy in Kinshasa, only the foreign policy experts paid attention. Civil war erupts, and people rip each other apart in the streets of the African capital. To avert disaster and preserve its self-image, an overwhelmed State Department dispatches a team of elite counterterrorism agents to bring their besieged people back alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WHAT A FIND! RIVETING!!

  • By Tracy P. on 09-29-18

okay for first book

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

This is the first of what appears to be a series, following secret government agents assigned to quell terrorist and heading out to Africa to safely retrieve a doctor who is working on a mysterious outbreak among the local population and may have answers they need. However even the doctor becomes overwhelmed with his discovery even refusing to believe what his anylitical mind is screaming at. Agent Steele and his partners are thrust in the middle of a world suddenly gone mad (possible spoilers). The Doctor makes it to the American Embassy attempting to explain what is happening but the Ambassador is far more worried about the deaths that are being reported and how it will affect his carreer. It is into this madness that Steele and his fellow agents are thrust into as the Embassy staff is evacuated but not before a rebel group cause more trouble. One lone rebel survivor, bent on revenge boards the plane and soon a fight for their lives begins as no one is prepared to believe the doctors warning who still wars with the evidence of the living dead before them. Unknown to them the outbreak has reached the States and far more is at stake then bringing the doctor and his knowledge back. Barely landing while fighting the infected they soon learn refuge and help will not be forthcoming.
The storyline starts slow because the author does make it clear the mentality of the people involved refuse to see what is happening to them and around them, their elitest attitude causing more harm than good. But then we are talking about Washington beauracrats who believe they know everything and nothing as horrific as the undeading killing and eating people could happen. And it is a re election year, so that is far more important to them. Even the Doctor with all the evidence mounting refuses to believe what is happening which made me shake my head. In this respect the author did a great job at getting the elitist mentality across to the listener. I still found it hard to listen to but not enough to 'not' want to listen to the next installment. The narrator was not bad either.

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  • Lifting the Veil: Fallen

  • Lifting the Veil, Book 1
  • By: John O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Mark Gagliardi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 104

Humanity is plunging down a slippery slope of morality. Righteous attitudes abound with malice, hatred, and discontent prevailing in the currents riding through humankind. In the spiritual planes, battles between the light and darkness are being fought over souls for their very existence. Assailed on all sides, heaven is left with no choice but to open the seven seals. The horsemen are summoned and ride forth. Conquest, the drums of war, hunger, and death are felt by all. Humanity is left standing on the brink where the slightest tremor will send it plunging into the abyss.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read, it scared me...

  • By Amanda Felix on 05-21-18

Read, it scared me...

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

Reviewed: 05-21-18

...listened to it and it is giving me nightmares...This is unlike any tale John O'Brien has woven for us and it is truly terrifying because of the state of the world today. Mixing current events with biblical verses and all the mythos we have grown up with make you think about yourself, your family and friends and those you do not know. Will it make you change your attitude, the way feel about things and poeple around you. Would you behave differently or do you feel that it is just a great story fabricated by a great author. You decide, either way it is a fantastic tale he has woven and I look forward to the next installment.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Endgame

  • Arisen series, Book 14
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 18 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,593
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,519
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,511

This is it. Alpha team goes once more into the breach. On what will be their final missions ever in the Zulu Alpha - and the fight of their lives — Homer & Ali, and Predator & Juice, launch out into the terminal post-Apocalypse, as London is overrun by the very last rush of death covering the entire planet. Neither mission can fail, but can all four teammates survive? Or will some go down safeguarding the lives of those they love more than life itself?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • ..and then..

  • By Edward on 05-29-18

Best in the series

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

Reviewed: 05-14-18

...by far. So fast paced I had to stop several times to catch my breath as the speed of which it goes, the action, the battle, going from one group to the other all going on at the same time, just wiped me out. Being the ZA many of the goup will die, some unexpected, other not so much but this is the ZA and with only a few thousand humans left to fight back against the millions rolling across Europe nothing should suprise the reader. No matter how much you would want this person or that to survive....If you've read it then you know what to expect, but nothing will prepare you for the raw emotions R.C. Bray brings out in you. He is one of the best narrators in the buisness and he does not disappoint. WOW! Just too much to go into and if you've gotten this far, you know what I mean. By far the best ending I've read/listened to in a very long time.