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  • The Nature of the Beast

  • A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Robert Bathurst
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,092
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,073

Hardly a day goes by when nine-year-old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. From alien invasions to walking trees to winged beasts in the woods to dinosaurs spotted in the village of Three Pines, his tales are so extraordinary no one can possibly believe him. Including Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache, who now live in the little Quebec village.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heart breaking narrator

  • By Jeff on 09-18-15

Great Writing MISS NARRATOR

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

Ms penny again proves her writing prowess but like many other fans I Miss Mr Cosham. The story was very enjoyable and Mr. Bathurst did a good job of READING it but he is sadly a reader not a performer. I suppose I see the wisdom in choosing him as I doubt anyone would be up to Mr. Cosham’s previous standard so go with something completely different. We will get used to the change and I will keep listening.
Rest in peace Mr Ralph Cosham and thank you

  • The Prisoner in the Castle

  • A Maggie Hope Mystery
  • By: Susan Elia MacNeal
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130

A series of baffling murders among a group of imprisoned agents threatens the outcome of World War II in this chilling mystery from the New York Times best-selling author of Mr. Churchill’s Secretary. World War II is raging, and former spy Maggie Hope knows too much. She knows what the British government is willing to do to keep its secrets. She knows the real location of the planned invasion of France. She knows who’s lying. She knows who the double-crossers are. She knows exactly who is sending agents to their deaths.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this narrator

  • By Maddy Avena on 08-19-18

Agatha Christie mystery in WWII

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

Very Christie style mystery set around Maggie Hope. Most excellently done. Outstanding narration as always. Highly recommend this one.

  • The Crown Tower

  • The Riyria Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,939
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,192

Michael J. Sullivan garnered critical raves and a massive readership for his Riyria Revelations series. The first book in his highly anticipated Riyria Chronicles series of prequels, The Crown Tower brings together warrior Hadrian Blackwater with thieving assassin Royce Melborn. The two form a less-than-friendly pairing, but the quest before them has a rare prize indeed, and if they can breach the supposedly impregnable walls of the Crown Tower, their names will be legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delicious Icing on a Terrific Cake

  • By Tango on 08-07-13

The Begining

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

A little slow at the start but understandable to get the background stories out. Mr Reynolds gives an awesome performance as always. Overall quite enjoyable. Definitely would recommend listening to the second series first so that you REALLY want to the get the back story but already know the characters

  • The Blood Strand

  • Foroyar Triology, Book 1
  • By: Chris Ould
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 188

Jan Reyna is a murder squad detective, British by adoption and choice, Faroese by birth and history. Called back to the remote Danish Faroe Islands when his father suffers a paralysing stroke, Reyna is forced to reexamine his decades-long rejection of the past and of his father in particular. But in this now-foreign country, whose language and customs he no longer understands, Reyna is also drawn into a rare Faroese murder case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent first book

  • By Dr. William J. Kass on 03-22-16

Slow

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

Reviewed: 06-14-18

It was a average murder mystery. Quite slow maybe because it is first in series. Narration just average, not bad but not wonderful either. All in all just average

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  • The True Measure

  • By: Richard Fox
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 869
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 832
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 829

The Ibarra Nation holds Roland prisoner. The armor soldier’s fate lies in the hands of the inhuman Stacey Ibarra. Roland will face the truth behind the Ibarra rebellion and decide if his loyalties are to Earth or his ideals. While the Iron Dragoons recover from their last battle, dark forces are at work. Gideon is called as a witness to New Bastion, where the treaty that opened the stars to humanity may force all-out war with the Ibarras or turn the rest of the galaxy against Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great continuation of story

  • By Jason Disbrow on 05-06-18

Reasonable continuation

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

This book now ties together the two series with the Ibarras back in the thick of it. Good continuation of both series. Great narration

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  • TFS Fugitive

  • The Terran Fleet Command Saga, Book 4
  • By: Tori L. Harris
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418

Having successfully repelled the Resistance incursion into the Sol system, Terran Fleet Command must now deal with the far-flung worlds of the Sajeth Collective, which sponsored the attack. Task forces are dispatched to Damara and Lesheera to begin the first human blockades of entire planets. With the only ships fast enough to quickly bring the fight to the enemy's doorstep, TFC must do so alone, leaving only minimal forces behind to safeguard the Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The saga continues!

  • By Loves to read on 09-12-17

Ok continuation

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

Ok continuation of story but more like a television episode. Doesn’t really go anywhere or reach any climax or conclusions

  • Galaxy's Edge

  • By: Nick Cole, Jason Anspach
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,323
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,995
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,985

On the edge of the galaxy, a diplomatic mission to an alien planet takes a turn when the Legionnaires, an elite special fighting force, find themselves ambushed and stranded behind enemy lines. They struggle to survive under siege, waiting on a rescue that might never come. In the seedy starport of Ackabar, a young girl searches the crime-ridden gutters to avenge her father's murder; not far away, a double-dealing legionniare-turned-smuggler hunts an epic payday; and somewhere along the outer galaxy, a mysterious bounter hunter lies in wait.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • bit of a disconnect between parts

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-10-18

Star Wars meets dark towers

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

Reviewed: 05-16-18

Good listen RC Bray was great as always. Story was suspenseful hopefully the future books will be able to keep up with the same level of writing

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  • Pasha

  • Thomas Kydd, Book 15
  • By: Julian Stockwin
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

An Admiralty summons to England cuts short Thomas Kydd's service in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. While the crew of L'Aurore can look forward to liberty and prize money, a shadow hangs over their captain: the impending court martial of his one-time commander, Commodore Popham, who led a doomed attack on South America. Following Nelson's death two years earlier, England is in desperate need of heroes and Kydd's Caribbean exploits are the talk of London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice change of direction

  • By Sally Filler on 05-04-18

Nice change of direction

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

A nice change of direction for the two main characters that allows the adventures to continue. Excellent performance ,great way to continue the story!

  • Invasion

  • Thomas Kydd, Book 10
  • By: Julian Stockwin
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

Napoleon's forces are poised to invade Britain, and Commander Thomas Kydd's ship is at the forefront of the fleet defending the English coast. His honour restored after temporary disgrace in the Channel Islands, and reunited with his ship Teazer, Kydd seizes the chance to fight for his country. Then Kydd is abruptly withdrawn from the fleet and sent back to Dover on a secret mission to guard a mysterious American inventor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting?

  • By Michael on 09-26-15

An Interesting Series

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

Very well performed. An interesting series that follows Captain Kydd’s rise in the Royal Navy. Overall worth the time and money. Continues to hold my interest.

  • Command

  • Thomas Kydd, Book 7
  • By: Julian Stockwin
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

Thrilled at his first command, Thomas Kydd must race to bring his ship to battle readiness - he is needed to defend Malta against Barbary corsairs, privateers and the French who are trying to rescue the remnants of their army in the Levant.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Hero Continues to Progress

  • By Michael on 08-21-15

The adventure continues

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

Reviewed: 04-17-18

A pleasing continuation of the great adventure of Tom Kydd and Nicholas Ramsey. The Narration continues to be excellent