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  • Commune: Book Three

  • Written by: Joshua Gayou
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Having been bolstered with the supplies sufficient to carry them through the winter, the survivors of the Jackson commune must now hunker down and endure the bitter Wyoming snows, while to the south, factions are beginning to form, coalescing from the ashes of the dead world. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Too slow for my liking

  • By Jacques Choquette on 2019-01-07

Book 4 here I come

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

Reviewed: 2019-05-25

The tension builds and now I am downloading book 4. Joshua Gayou and RC Bray are unbeatable!!!

  • Commune: Book Two

  • Commune Series 2
  • Written by: Joshua Gayou
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

The survivors have come to settle in the mountains of Wyoming, fighting day in and day out to establish a home for themselves in a near-empty world. Things are good at first; scavenging is a workable, short-term solution that seems to be providing all they need. But they know that it’s only a matter of time before the food runs out. They need to scramble to find a sustainable solution before the clock stops, and for a little handful of people up in the mountains, the odds don’t seem very favorable.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The last 30 mins were the best part of the book.

  • By ann on 2018-09-22

Just keeps getting better!

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

Reviewed: 2019-05-21

Once again Joshua Gayou and RC Bray are unbeatable. Fantastic story full of action and laugh out loud moments. 6 stars ******

  • Commune

  • Commune, Book 1
  • Written by: Joshua Gayou
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

For dinosaurs, it was a big rock. For humans: Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). When the Earth is hit by the greatest CME in recorded history (several times larger than the Carrington Event of 1859), the combined societies of the planet's most developed nations struggle to adapt to a life thrust back into the Dark Ages. In the United States, the military scrambles to speed the nation's recovery on multiple fronts including putting down riots, establishing relief camps, delivering medical aid, and bringing communication and travel back on line. Just as a real foothold is established in retaking the skies (utilizing existing commercial aircraft supplemented by military resources and ground control systems), a mysterious virus takes hold of the population, spreading globally over the very flight routes that the survivors fought so hard to rebuild.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic debut!

  • By Karen on 2017-12-11

A fantastic book! Wow!

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

Reviewed: 2019-05-19

When the author is good you enjoy the story and by chance you'll pick up another by the same author.
When the author is great you can hardly wait for the next word, sentence, chapter or sequel. A great author brings characters to life. A great author makes you care about the characters. Joshua Gayou is this author.
I have new friends in Gibbs, Jake & Amanda.
What an amazing novel, characters and story!
Bravo JG!!!
As for RC Bray...what can you say about perfection? He is THE best narrator in the business, hands down. He brings all the characters to life.
The best analogy I can come up with is:
When I was a kid my grandfather used to tell me stories of the war (WWII) and he was so perfect at it that I was transported back to that time and I could smell the gunpowder, hear the shells being fired, taste the horrible rations, feel the pain. I was no longer sitting in his living room drinking tea, I was in that foxhole, hiding behind that tree, laying in that hospital.
RC Bray doesn't just tell you a story, he transports you INTO the story.
I only wish that for those ultimate authors and narrators I could go above and beyond the 5 stars.
Thank you Josh & Bob for a great escape.

  • First Blood

  • Written by: David Morrell
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

First came the man: a young wanderer in a fatigue coat and long hair. Then came the legend as the character, John Rambo, took his place in the American imagination. This remarkable and critically acclaimed novel pits a young Vietnam veteran against a small-town cop who doesn't know what he will unleash after their first ill-fated encounter - a life-and-death struggle through the woods, hills, and caves of rural Kentucky.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By Leslie on 2019-05-09

Wow

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

Reviewed: 2019-05-09

A completely different entity from the movie. Better!!! Fantastic, thought provoking, grim and action packed. I highly recommend this book.

  • Plague of the Dead

  • The Morningstar Strain, Book 1
  • Written by: Z. A. Recht
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

The end begins with a viral outbreak unlike anything mankind has ever encountered before. The infected are subject to delirium, fever, a dramatic increase in violent behavior, and a one-hundred percent mortality rate. Death. But it doesn't end there. The victims return from death to walk the earth. When a massive military operation fails to contain the plague of the living dead it escalates into a global pandemic.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Cheesy but okay

  • By Leslie on 2019-05-07

Cheesy but okay

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-05-07

Not the best zombie book I've listened, to as the characters were ultra cheesy. I'll think about getting the next one in the series but I may have to be going through zombie genre withdrawal before committing.

  • Shattered Hourglass

  • Day by Day Armageddon, Book 3
  • Written by: J. L. Bourne
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

In a desperate bid to take back the continental United States - where hordes of undead now dominate the ravaged human population - a Navy commander leads a global mission to the heart of the pandemic. Task Force Hourglass is humanity’s final hope, and his team’s agonizing decisions could mean living one day more - or surrendering to the eternal hell that exists between life and death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the first two books

  • By Leslie on 2019-04-25

Loved the first two books

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

Reviewed: 2019-04-25

After I got used to the different style (3rd person vs. 1rst person) I really did enjoy this book. It had lots of edge-of-your-seat moments and I will get the 4th book.

  • 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
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
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
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
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
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    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
Story
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 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

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

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