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  • Dark of Night

  • A Joe Ledger Novella
  • By: Jonathan Maberry, Rachael Lavin
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,227
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,160

Dark of Night is a story of worlds in collision. Three heroes who have survived the apocalypse are in a deadly race to save a busload of children from ravenous zombies and ruthless human scavengers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dark of Night: Joe Ledger Returns!!

  • By Tracy P. on 04-03-18

Mayberry and Porter

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

With two amazing talents and Joe Ledger you can never ever go wrong!! Laugh and cry and root for the ALL of the super heroes!

  • Wolves

  • By: D. J. Molles
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,418
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,270
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,265

Ten years after the collapse, Huxley has built a good life again. He has a loving wife, a farm with fields of golden barley, and a daughter with a strange and wonderful gift. Then the slavers come. Working out in the fields during the attack, Huxley returns too late. His daughter has been taken, and his wife is bleeding out, her last whispered words about a man with a scorpion tattoo on his neck. Where do the slavers go? Huxley has no idea. He knows only that they head east, and so will he, setting out on foot across the desert of the Wastelands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant. I do have one criticism.

  • By Billy on 09-04-16

Almost gave up, should have

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

Reviewed: 03-25-17

Not sure how this got 4 1/2 stars. Boring, not realistic at all, poorly written (these ones was used twice). I almost gave up several times. I really like dystopian themes. This was just a bad western set after some unexplained event. "Sky fire"? Unless the setting was 100 years ago I would have understood the story more (maybe), but it wasn't. The reader couldn't even make it better.

10 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Kill Switch

  • Joe Ledger, Book 8
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,492
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,212

Terrorists have acquired a terrible new weapon that can crash the power grid and plunge America into a new dark age. A coordinated attack is planned to shut out all lights and emergency services to 10 major cities. Planes will fall, hospitals will go dark, no help will come. And in that terrible darkness, a dreadful plague will be released. If the lights go off, nothing can stop the bioweapon from killing millions. At the same time, the intelligence services are being torn apart from within by a plague of betrayal, murder, and suicide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • When the lights go out

  • By Ryan Hooey on 04-26-16

BEST IN THE SERIES!

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

Reviewed: 05-30-16

I love the Joe Ledger series. This installment was the best of the series! So far at least...............

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sam

  • By: Iain Rob Wright
  • Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 199

When washed-up priest Angela Murs and skittish ghost hunter Tim Golding are summoned to a vast country manor to help a sick little boy, they have no idea what to expect. While it's clear that young Sammie is a very disturbed child, there's surely no way he could have been behind the recent spate of accidents or the death of his father. The child is dirty, malnourished, and perhaps the victim of a negligent mother, but as Angela and Tim's investigations take them deeper into the mystery, they realize there is much more going on than they ever could have imagined.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • SAM

  • By zoe on 05-03-15

Skip it

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

Reviewed: 11-19-15

I don't know if this was supposed to be funny. I almost gave up. Not scary. Not good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • City of Thieves

  • A Novel
  • By: David Benioff
  • Narrated by: Ron Perlman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,429
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,448

A writer visits his retired grandparents in Florida to document their experience during the infamous siege of Leningrad. His grandmother won't talk about it, but his grandfather reluctantly consents. The result is the captivating odyssey of two young men trying to survive against desperate odds. Lev Beniov considers himself "built for deprivation." He's small, smart, and insecure, a Jewish virgin too young for the army, who spends his nights working as a volunteer firefighter with friends from his building.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning Tale. Great Narration.

  • By Paul on 10-24-09

What a surprise!

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

Reviewed: 07-06-15

Great story. Ron Perlman is an awesome narrator. I am very glad I picked this out.

Musical interludes were a little distracting.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Atopia Chronicles, Book 1

  • By: Matthew Mather
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Nick Podehl, Angela Dawe, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 711
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 631
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 626

In the near future, to escape the crush and clutter of a packed and polluted Earth, the world’s elite flock to Atopia, an enormous corporate-owned artificial island in the Pacific Ocean. It is there that Dr. Patricia Killiam rushes to perfect the ultimate in virtual reality: a program to save the ravaged Earth from mankind’s insatiable appetite for natural resources.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I tried and I tried...

  • By Jeri on 07-10-14

Too over my head

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

Reviewed: 08-04-14

I could not finish this book and that rarely ever happens. It was just too over my head and boring.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Colony

  • By: F.G. Cottam
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 660
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 606
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 611

For over a century, the New Hope Island vanishing has tantalized the world. How did 150 people disappear from a lonely Hebridean island, leaving no trace and no clues? Media magnate Alexander McIntyre decides to solve the mystery, and gathers a team of experts to mount an expedition to the island. He hopes running the story as a rolling exclusive will revive the fortunes of his flagship news-stand title. He hopes to find conclusive answers to questions that have teased a curious world for decades. And he wants his own secret theory triumphantly vindicated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid atmospheric horror

  • By AJ on 07-13-13

Simply put......

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

Reviewed: 09-05-13

What disappointed you about The Colony?

Boring. It started out with such great potential. I was so disappointed. Good reader though.

8 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Lucifer's Hammer

  • By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 24 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,542
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,561

The gigantic comet had slammed into Earth, forging earthquakes a thousand times too powerful to measure on the Richter scale, tidal waves thousands of feet high. Cities were turned into oceans; oceans turned into steam. It was the beginning of a new Ice Age and the end of civilization. But for the terrified men and women chance had saved, it was also the dawn of a new struggle for survival--a struggle more dangerous and challenging than any they had ever known....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable

  • By J. Noonan on 03-16-10

Oh sooooo boring.

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

Reviewed: 05-16-13

What disappointed you about Lucifer's Hammer?

So slow and boring. Little action. Lame dialogue.

Would you ever listen to anything by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle again?

Not if it was written in the 70s or 80s. I think that was the main issue. I didn't look at the publication date.

What aspect of Marc Vietor’s performance would you have changed?

His performance was okay. Some of the voices were strange.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Lucifer's Hammer?

The comet details.

Any additional comments?

Book is just out of date.

  • Odd Hours

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,099
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,397
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,413

The legend began in the obscure little town of Pico Mundo. A fry cook named Odd was rumored to have the extraordinary ability to communicate with the dead. Through tragedy and triumph, exhilaration and heartbreak, word of Odd Thomas' gifts filtered far beyond Pico Mundo, attracting unforgettable new friends - and enemies of implacable evil.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Cashing a paycheck?

  • By Ramjac on 09-17-08

Skip it

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

Reviewed: 10-18-12

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I wouldn't recommend it for anyone. If you know Odd then you can skip this one. If you don't know Odd don't start here.

Has Odd Hours turned you off from other books in this genre?

No way

Would you be willing to try another one of David Aaron Baker’s performances?

Probably

What character would you cut from Odd Hours?

None

Any additional comments?

This didn't add to the Odd story much for me. Ooooohhh sooooo wordy. I listened at 1 1/2 speed. Could have been a short story. New characters introduced that I liked but I don't think I would have missed much had I skipped this installment.

  • Patient Zero

  • The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,984
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,961

When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there’s either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills - and there’s nothing wrong with Joe Ledger’s skills. And that’s both a good and a bad thing. It’s good because he’s a Baltimore detective who has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new task force created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can’t handle....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes! It IS that good. Five stars and more.

  • By Kim Venatries on 10-05-12

loved it

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

Reviewed: 08-08-11

Just finished today, couldn't get home fast enough to report in. This is a great read. I can't wait to down load the second book. This narrator is in my top favs list.