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Hugh

Best Selling Author of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • Swarm: Star Force, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3625)
    Performance
    (3318)
    Story
    (3328)

    Kyle Riggs is snatched by an alien spacecraft sometime after midnight. The ship is testing everyone it catches and murdering the weak. The good news is that Kyle keeps passing tests and staying alive. The bad news is the aliens who sent this ship are the nicest ones out there.

    Lamonica Johnson says: "If Micheal Bay Wrote a Sci-Fi Novel..."
    "Incredible Storytelling!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Swarm to be better than the print version?

    Yes, Mark Boyett's performance adds so much to the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Larson's storytelling ability is epic!


    Any additional comments?

    Best scifi I've read in 25 years!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Million Dollar Outlines

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By David Farland
    • Narrated By Gary Johnston
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    In this audiobook, Dave teaches how to analyze an audience and outline a novel so that it can appeal to a wide readership, giving it the potential to become a bestseller. The secrets found in his unconventional approach will help you understand why so many of his authors go on to prominence.

    E. Dang says: "Good book about writing but..."
    "Nothing about outlines."
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    What was most disappointing about David Farland’s story?

    This book didn't deal with outlines at all.


    Any additional comments?

    This is NOT a book about outlines. It's a decent book on writing commercial fiction. I'd have given it 4 stars had it been advertised as such.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Modern Scholar: The Author at Work: The Art of Writing Fiction

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Jenna Blum
    • Narrated By Jenna Blum
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (17)

    New York Times best-selling author Jenna Blum has scored critical and commercial success with her novels Those Who Save Us and The Stormchasers. One of Oprah’s Top Thirty Women’s Writers, Blum has also taught creative writing at Boston University and master novel workshops for Grub Street Writers. Here Blum shares insights into the writing process and offers listeners the most important aspects of succeeding as an author.

    Bradford says: "One of the best writing how-to's I've ever read"
    "Great info, hypnotizing narration! In a good way!"
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    What did you love best about The Modern Scholar: The Author at Work?

    Jenna Blum could read the phone book, and I'd be enthralled. Great book, succinct, informative and well structured.


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Fortune's Pawn: Paradox Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Rachel Bach
    • Narrated By Emily Durante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (66)

    Devi Morris isn't your average mercenary. She has plans. Big ones. And a ton of ambition. It's a combination that's going to get her killed one day - but not just yet. That is, until she gets a job on a tiny trade ship with a nasty reputation for surprises. The Glorious Fool isn't misnamed; it likes to get into trouble, so much so that one year of security work under its captain is equal to five years everywhere else. With odds like that, Devi knows she's found the perfect way to get the jump on the next part of her plan.

    Connor says: "Liked Part of the Book, But Not All"
    "Crisp Space Opera, Sexy Female Protagonist"
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    Any additional comments?

    This was a fresh book. There certainly have been female protagonists in Space Opera, take Kai Vatta, Herris Serrano and Honor Harrington. But I think this is the most feminine role yet. Sure she's tough, and kicks ass, but she's sexy, and feminine, and I enjoyed that aspect of the book. The book doesn't get bogged down with unnecessary description or prose, and is fast paced, and very satisfying!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Invasion: Alaska: Invasion America, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Vaughn Heppner
    • Narrated By Mark Ashby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (321)
    Performance
    (298)
    Story
    (299)

    In this controversial book, Vaughn Heppner explores the theme of a shattered America facing the onslaught of the new colossus in the East: Greater China. The time is 2032, and the Chinese are crossing the polar ice and steaming through the Gulf of Alaska. They have conquered oil-rich Siberia and turned Japan into a satellite state. Now a new glacial period has begun, devastating the world’s food supply. China plans to corner the world’s oil market and buy the needed food for their hungry masses.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "THE AMERICANS ARE NOT SIBERIANS"
    "Abysmal - high school level prose"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Some uneducated toothless moron, who dropped out of kindergarten.


    What was most disappointing about Vaughn Heppner’s story?

    This author has no skill with words. The plot might have been good, but the prose was so bad, I couldn't bear to listen past 5 minutes.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Mediocre at best. The fault was the writing, not the narration.


    What character would you cut from Invasion: Alaska?

    All of them. Actually, let's cut out the writer!


    Any additional comments?

    I cannot believe audible published this. I'm very disappointed with audible's poor judgement.

    2 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Live Free or Die: Troy Rising, Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By John Ringo
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2148)
    Performance
    (1496)
    Story
    (1513)

    When aliens trundled a gate to other worlds into the solar system, the world reacted with awe, hope and fear. But the first aliens to come through, the Glatun, were peaceful traders and the world breathed a sigh of relief.

    Amazon Customer says: "Republican Physicists in Space!!!"
    "Fabulous Story!"
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    Would you listen to Live Free or Die again? Why?

    Absolutely! Ringo's story is fascinating, and Mark Boyett's performance was stellar!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Live Free or Die?

    I really enjoyed Tyler Vernon's cagey negotiations on the trading ship. Dragon's Tears! LOL


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ex-Heroes

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder, Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3033)
    Performance
    (2723)
    Story
    (2735)

    Stealth. Gorgon. Regenerator. Cerberus. Zzzap. The Mighty Dragon. They were heroes. Vigilantes. Crusaders for justice, using their superhuman abilites to make Los Angeles a better place. Then the plague of living death spread around the globe. Despite the best efforts of the superheroes, the police, and the military, the hungry corpses rose up and overwhelmed the country. The population was decimated, heroes fell, and the city of angels was left a desolate zombie wasteland like so many others.

    Aser Tolentino says: "Superheroes vs. Zombies? Sure, why not..."
    "Superheroes & Zombies? Hell yeah!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Fantastic genre bending tale. Great characters and fascinating plot!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked Stealth. She was very mysterious and I really wanted to know more about her.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved that there was a male and female narrator!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Day By Day Armageddon

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By J L Bourne
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3223)
    Performance
    (2316)
    Story
    (2313)

    In your hands is the handwritten journal depicting one man's struggle for survival. Trapped in the midst of global disaster, he must make decisions; choices that ultimately mean life, or the eternal curse to walk as one of them. Enter, if you will, into the world of the undead.

    rob haight says: "Great book! More more more!!"
    "Good storytelling, but light on plot"
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    What did you love best about Day By Day Armageddon?

    I enjoyed every minute of the book. Bourne can really spin a yarn, but I found the plot quite flat. It was just a string of this guys experiences with no major revelations, and I felt the book ended very abruptly and early.

    That said, I still really enjoyed reading the book. Glad there's a sequel!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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