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Too much military.

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-09-28

If you want military action, Arisen will suit. But, not for me. Didn't like books 1 through 3 and won't continue series. R.C. Bray is fabulous, however.

Episode 3 a disappointment.

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

Reviewed: 2020-09-19

Episodes 1 and 2 were captivating but the final episode is a huge disappointment. It absolutely fell apart half-way through and the ending - what there is of it - left this listener frustrated with the author who seemed too disinterested or in too much of a rush to tie up some very important loose ends. So, because of the dissatisfying third installment, I am unable to recommend this series. About the narrator, he did a fairly good job.

Really fell apart at the end.

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-09-11

Although the main protagonist's whining self-interest got on my nerves throughout the book, I found the action and plot interesting enough to listen until the end. But, to my dismay, the final chapters were a big let-down, as if the author got bored with his novel and wrapped it up as quickly as possible. So, instead of being a good listen, it is an okay listen. The narrator, however, performs well.

What a disappointment.

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

Reviewed: 2020-09-08

Hard to believe that the two authors who penned The Strain wrote The Hollow Ones. The former is a scary, intriguing series while the latter - at least if the first book is any indication - is just silly with characters and a plot that are unoriginal and underwhelming. To make matters worse, Brittany Pressley's attempt at an English accent is just annoying.

Brilliantly brutal.

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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: 2020-08-30

Wow! Rich Hawkins captivates us once again with the second installment of The Last Plague series. But, be warned: Book II is grim, sad and, at times, brutal. Yet, because the author lures us into this monster-ridden world and drags us along with intriguing characters in whom we are invested, we continue the journey with them no matter where it takes us. And, believe me, the journey takes us to some dark and disturbing places. Add Jake Urry's well-done narration (best at 1.50 speed) to Mr. Hawkins' excellent writing and you have a series that is well worth the credits. Wish I didn't have to wait for Book III which, by the way, is available in audio form but not through Audible. Why is that? It is annoying when we purchase a series only to discover that Audible has refrained from providing all the books in that series. Shame on you, Audible.

Not for me.

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

Reviewed: 2020-08-21

I didn't enjoy the story but that could be due to the horrible narration. I suppose if the plot had been more captivating I could put up with it, but Assaulted Souls just didn't grab my interest and listening to that awful voice was just too, too irritating.

What a stinky book.

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

Reviewed: 2020-08-21

Are you reviewers kidding? You must be because, contrary to what you say, this book really, really stinks. First of all, it is juvenile, poorly written and horribly narrated. Second, what's with the 'frag' this and 'frag' that? Who says "frag"? Not to mention 'heck' and 'dang'. I mean, is E.S. Brown a Christian writer or something? The storyline is as inane as the language, the characters unoriginal and the cartoonish man-eating fish about as hackneyed as they get. Oh, heck... I actually paid for this dang book instead of using a credit. Frag it!

Not bad; not great.

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

Reviewed: 2020-08-08

Upon reading reviews I expected to hear a chilling ghost story; but, it wasn't that at all. The story is interesting, characters okay, the horror nonexistent. It's mediocre at best. Even if book II was available on Audible, I wouldn't buy it. About that, Winthrop House Book ! became available in 2016, yet the second book in the series has yet to appear in the Audible collection. In my opinion, soon after books are published (book II in the series is in print) an Audible version should be made available to its membership. I mean, four years is a long time to wait.. Okay, that being said, this particular A Ibsen book is a let-down. Narration is good, though.

So far it's a giant yawn.

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

Reviewed: 2020-08-08

After eight hours of listening to The Living Dead, I am giving up. It is boring. I anticipated a romping good and scary zombie novel from Mr. Romero; instead. I've heard everything about everyone (not very interesting), but rarely does a zombie rear its ugly head. Then there is the endless social commentary which is inappropriate and annoying. I stupidly bought the damned thing so I may get back to it if I'm desperate for something to listen to. Yet, I wonder if that desperation will justify having to hear Lori Cardille's very bad narration (although the other two narrators are okay). Anyway, if the first eight hours are any indication, I cannot recommend The Living Dead to my Audible friends.

I can't believe Rich Hawkins wrote this.

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-08-02

King Carrion is a really bad bit of storytelling and it baffles me that the author who wrote The Last Plague (well-written, captivating horror) created this poorly-written, sophomoric drivel. Unbelievable. Even the narration with its bad-timing and curiously changing accents is sadly lacking.