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  • Breeds, Book 1

  • Written by: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

In a near-deserted coastal village, odd things are happening. Strangers are asking questions about the town's recluse. A local hunter discovers naked footprints in the snow. The stray dog population has ceased to exist. And with winter's most powerful weapon bearing down, things are about to become much, much worse. A werewolf book. Not a romance. Not at all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG!!! SERIOUSLY?

  • By Leslie on 2019-04-09

OMG!!! SERIOUSLY?

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-09

WOW! A genre I never thought I'd go near. Excellent and gripping.
After The Mountain Man series and now this, I'm hooked on Keith C Blackmore. Book 2 downloaded and third book purchased already.
Love that it takes place in Canada and has lots of Canadian terms and slang.
Narrator a bit slow but speeding up the playback a bit solved that.

  • The Gates

  • A Novel
  • Written by: John Connolly
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Cake
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Young Samuel Johnson and his dachshund, Boswell, are trying to show initiative by trick-or-treating a full three days before Halloween which is how they come to witness strange goings-on at 666 Crowley Road. The Abernathys don't mean any harm by their flirtation with the underworld, but when they unknowingly call forth Satan himself, they create a gap in the universe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny as Hell

  • By Leslie on 2019-04-06

Funny as Hell

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-06

This book was recommended to me because I was looking for something light and humorous...it fit the bill perfectly. Excellent overall!

  • The Riddle of the Third Mile

  • Inspector Morse Mysteries, Book 6
  • Written by: Colin Dexter
  • Narrated by: Samuel West
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

By the 16th of July, the Master of Lonsdale was concerned but not yet worried. Dr Browne-Smith had passed through the porter's lodge at approximately 8:15 a.m. on the morning of Friday, 11th July. And nobody had heard from him since. Plenty of time to disappear, thought Morse. And plenty of time, too, for someone to commit murder....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always a pleasure

  • By Leslie on 2019-04-03

Always a pleasure

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-03

Short and simply (or in the case of Morse, not so simple) gratifying. Samuel West does an excellent job of narrating.

  • Angels and Demons

  • Written by: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church by a centuries-old underground organization, the Illuminati. Desperate to save the Vatican from a powerful time bomb, Langdon joins forces in Rome with the beautiful and mysterious scientist Vittoria Vetra.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Highly entertaining

  • By Leslie on 2019-04-01

Highly entertaining

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-01

I enjoyed the book because it was so cheesy. Lots of action, high predictability and laugh out loud moments of "oh brother"
I never saw the movie so I had no expectations with this novel. Just silly and entertaining

  • Career of Evil

  • Written by: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

Audie Award, Mystery, 2016. When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Entry, Though My Least Favorite

  • By Gentleman Gamer on 2018-09-19

The best Strike novel yet!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 2019-03-21

Another excellent Strike novel. It was gripping from beginning to end and I only wish it was longer, so I could keep listening. Robert Glenister brings Strike to life and is a superb narrator.
Downloading book 4 now.

  • Dust World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 2
  • Written by: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22

The Galactics arrived with their Battle fleet in 2052. Rather than being exterminated under a barrage of hell-burners, Earth joined a vast Empire that spans the Milky Way. Our only worthwhile trade goods are our infamous mercenary legions, elite troops we sell to the highest alien bidder. In 2122 a lost colony expedition contacts Earth, surprising our government. Colonization is against Galactic Law, and Legion Varus is dispatched to the system to handle the situation. Earth gave them sealed orders, but Earth is 35 lightyears away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great Action, Sci-fi romp

  • By Leslie on 2019-02-11

A great Action, Sci-fi romp

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-11

Entertaining with lots of action. Bits of humor thrown into the mixture. Narrator has a great voice but speaks a bit slowly so I just sped up the playback. Downloading book 3 right now.

  • It

  • Written by: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 44 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 730
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 680
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 681

Welcome to Derry, Maine. It's a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real. They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made 28 years ago calls them to reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city's children.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book to start listening from audible

  • By Anonymous User on 2017-09-11

Wow

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 2018-12-27

This book freaked me out 30 years ago and decided to give it a listen.
Still captivated me and I barely noticed the length. It flowed and gripped me and still made my hair stand up a bit.
Steven Weber does a fantastic job of narrating. In fact it's one of the best narrations I've heard.
I highly recommend listening to this book. Classic Stephen King and one of his best.

  • Well Fed

  • Mountain Man, Book 4
  • Written by: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brutally poetic... quite the feat!

  • By Candace on 2019-04-07

A great finale

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-12-07

The entire Mountain Man series is excellent! I wouldn't call these zombie books, more like the amazing adventures or quests of a few individuals.
This series drew me because of the narrator (one of my favorites) Never interested in the zombie genre.
They held me because of the stories.
I have since delved into other zombie books and I return them shortly after I TRY to listen to them (same old same old)
The Mountain man series are truly stand-alone books.
These are action packed, humorous, lots of twists and turns. I couldn't wait to get off work so I could listen.
Thanks to Mr. Blackmore and RC Bray for the hours of great entertainment.

  • Hell Divers II: Ghosts

  • The Hell Divers Series, Book 2
  • Written by: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

Ten years ago, Hell Diver Xavier "X" Rodriguez fell to Earth. Those he left behind went on without him aboard the airship he once called home. Michael Everheart - the boy once known as Tin - has grown into a man and the commander of Hell Diver Raptor Team. While Michael dives to help keep the Hive in the air, Captain Leon Jordan rules with an iron fist at the helm of the ship. But unrest stirs under his strict leadership as a prophecy of hope sweeps the lower decks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loving the series soo far

  • By Joe R. on 2019-04-13

Fallout meets Resident Evil

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-12-01

This was a great book that kept me enthralled.

R.C. Bray is a phenomenal narrator and I tend to gravitate towards the books he reads. In that respect it has opened up a whole new set of literary genres that I normally wouldn't be interested in.

The Hell Divers series reminds me a bit of the 2 video games Fallout and Resident Evil
Radiation monsters, genetic experiments gone
awry and on the edge of your seat action.
I highly recommend listening to these
books.
The length of them is a bit short but I will still use a credit for the next one in the series...it's worth it.

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

  • Written by: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 108

"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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • rating 3.5

  • By River on 2019-03-14

A great short story

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 2018-11-08

I listened to the Omnibus and the hospital was mentioned...Gus has turned into a one of my favorite literary characters.
I knew as soon as he opened the storage room...toilet paper.
Listen to the introduction to the Mountain man series, at the end of the Hospital, and you'll be hooked.
R.C. Bray is awesome as always