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  • The Reality Dysfunction

  • Night's Dawn Trilogy, Book 1
  • Written by: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 41 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

In AD 2600, the human race is finally beginning to realize its full potential. Hundreds of colonized planets scattered across the galaxy host a multitude of prosperous and wildly diverse cultures. Genetic engineering has pushed evolution far beyond nature's boundaries, defeating disease and producing extraordinary spaceborn creatures. Huge fleets of sentient trader starships thrive on the wealth created by the industrialization of entire star systems, and throughout inhabited space the Confederation Navy keeps the peace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly good

  • By Iain on 2017-10-18

Fantastic story, average performance

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-26

The story itself is absolutely phenomenal, lots of complex, really well told stories that end up winding into each other at some points, and you can really feel for the characters.
On the other hand, the performance by John Lee is average at best, and sometimes makes it hard to follow. There's no breaks where there should be, and I've found myself rewinding multiple times because I didn't realize that the story head switched from one story arc to another. Overall, I will still listen to the last 2 books narrated by him.

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  • Fear the Future

  • The Fear Saga, Book 3
  • Written by: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 20 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

Piloted by a six-year-old girl, the godlike Skalm guards the Districts of TASC. Her family is long dead. Her adopted father is a synthetic copy of an alien, her nanny an artificial mind connected via subspace to every part of the globe, feeding the young girl information, finding prey to satiate her growing thirst. But the young girl is an innocent, a victim, one of millions the war has already claimed.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • disappointed

  • By Haymaker on 2017-11-06

I'm sad it's over!

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-26

Great ending to a fantastic trilogy. not your typical alien invasion story, there's something at every turn to keep your attention. Fantastic performance as well, R.C. Bray does an excellent job.

  • Fear the Survivors

  • The Fear Saga, Book 2
  • Written by: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

The Earth lies shaken in the aftermath of a conspiracy. Some of the smartest minds on the planet have striven for and died in an effort to scour the skies of four vast alien satellites, but their success has brought a terrible vengeance down upon us. While alien agents stalk the Earth, a team of exhausted scientists and military outcasts struggle to fight them among a planet on the brink - the brink of plague, the brink of war, and the brink of an invasion larger than they can possibly imagine. But they have allies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing story, amazing reader.

  • By Dugan on 2018-12-26

Amazing story, amazing reader.

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-26

I'm not usually one for typical alien invasion stories, and this isn't one. this is far better, with espionage, spying, crazy fights, advanced technology, and a story that is actually believable. Definitely recommended.
Read by R.C. Bray, he really does a good job of reading the story and pausing in the right places to ensure you know what's going on. although he has a kind of gruff voice, he has different voices for each character which really brings the story to life.