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Lance Frazon

Bantam, CT United States | Member Since 2014

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  • Sector 64: Ambush: Book One of the Sector 64 Duology

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Dean M. Cole
    • Narrated By Mike Ortego
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (280)
    Performance
    (254)
    Story
    (257)

    As unknown aliens with a dark secret raid the planet, Air Force fighter pilot Jake fights through a post-apocalyptic hell, struggling to comprehend the enigmatic aftermath of the first attack. On the West Coast, fellow pilot Sandra's squadron smashes against the invading aliens. Thrown to ground, Sandy wades through blazing infernos and demented looters in a desperate attempt to save her family. Finally, with the fate of the world in the balance, both captains must take the battle to the enemy - humanity's very survival hanging on their success.

    Marcus11b says: "Good book, worth it. Good narrator."
    "Heart Pounding Edge of Your Seat Story"
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    Sector 64 has all the components of classic good verse bad, thoroughly enjoyable sci fi. From the first scene to the last, the compelling story keeps one on the edge of the seat and not wanting to end, or put down!

    There are evil protagonists and more than a few hero\heroines, full characters which makes you invested in the outcome. The dialogue was slanted toward the military interactions which may be to overbearing for some, but come off as realistic in actuality.

    The story is also eminently plausible, which I believe is important for present day story lines, also the sci fi technology was not over the top, the descriptions of it were straightforward and clear but wasn't the focus.

    The narrator did a great job!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Where the Hell is Tesla?: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Rob Dircks
    • Narrated By Rob Dircks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3140)
    Performance
    (2999)
    Story
    (2992)

    I found the journal at work. Well, I don't know if you'd call it work, but that's where I found it. It's the lost journal of Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest inventors and visionaries ever. Before he died in 1943, he kept a notebook filled with spectacular claims and outrageous plans.

    Cheri says: "Had A Blast Listening To This One!"
    "Great Scifi Novel"
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    I really enjoyed the Novel, very interested in sci-fi, the author interjected much needed comedy. I thought that the author did an admirable job performing the novel! I would recommend if you like any type of sci-fi. I do think that the way the author read the novel was one if the main reasons I enjoyed the story so much!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Port Starbird: Storm Ketchum Adventures, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Garrett Dennis
    • Narrated By DJ Holte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    In this quirky low-key murder mystery, Storm Ketchum, a damaged emigre to the coastal town of Avon on North Carolina's Outer Banks, likes to mind his own business and isn't any kind of detective - until he's forced to become one by extraordinary circumstances.

    trish says: "Really enjoyable mystery with great scenery"
    "Great Mystery Set on the Outer Banks"
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    A mystery of a likable normal person who is forced to become a unintentional private eye. Set on the beautiful Outer Banks, with bad guys, a love interest and a red herring! I thoroughly recommend and can't wait to listen to the next in the series!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Matanzas Bay

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Parker Francis
    • Narrated By Mike Dennis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    When PI Quint Mitchell volunteered to help with an archaeological survey in St. Augustine, he didn't count on digging up a murder victim. In the nation's oldest city, Mitchell discovers links to ancient sins, comes face to face with his own past, and unleashes powerful forces that will do anything to keep their secrets--even if it means taking his life.

    k pelham says: "Murder in the Old City"
    "Great Mystery Set in St Augustine Florida"
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    Being a big mystery reader I am always on the look out for new characters and authors and I have found both with this classic murder mystery set in present day St. Augustine Florida. The characters are real and believable, the story garbs you and keeps you on the interested in the next step, really enjoyed the narration by Mike Dennis. I thoroughly recommend Matanzas Bay to anyone who likes mysteries.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cold Shot

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Mark Henshaw
    • Narrated By Eric G. Dove
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (424)
    Performance
    (378)
    Story
    (380)

    The USS Vicksburg is returning home when the crew comes upon a lifeboat bearing a dead Somali pirate who shows signs of torture. Questions immediately arise: Who is this man, and which ship did he come from? Who tortured him? Soon Red Cell analysts Kyra Stryker and Jonathan Burke have traced the dead man back to an Iranian ship currently bound for Venezuela - and the ship appears to have dangerous, radioactive cargo on board.

    MICHAEL H says: "Skip This One"
    "Tense on the Edge of Seat Spy Thriller"
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    A taut fast action thriller, no lack of action, well paced. Enjoyed a realistic story, well recommend to anyone who enjoys this genre. Really liked the main character John, a spy would didn't like to kill with unbounded analytical skills. The narration was first rate!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Charter

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Gillian Hamer
    • Narrated By Catherine O'Brien
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Sarah Morton hopes discovering the truth about the 1859 shipwreck of the Royal Charter will silence the demons of her past. But, tormented by visions and threats on her life, Sarah fears the ship may claim her as its final victim. Set along the dramatic and dangerous Anglesey coastline, The Charter is a story of greed and forgiveness - when the treasures of the past evoke the crimes of today.

    Sapphire Reader says: "A True Treasure Hunt Mystery!"
    "A Great Historial Mystery / Treasure Hunt"
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    A present day mystery based on an actual historical event, the story sometimes as life is pretty hard on your feelings, but it kept the reader on the edge of the seat. The treasure hunt and paranormal aspect (not usually something this reader goes for), was interlaced well and added to the story. The narration was well done, and particularly liked the well pronounced Welsh locations. I heartily recommend to any mystery fan!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Three Odd Balls: A Humorous and Romantic Cozy: A Cue Ball Mystery, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Cindy Blackburn
    • Narrated By Caroline Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (61)

    Murder meets menopause. Take a guess which wins. A romantic vacation for...five? This wasn't exactly what Jessie and Wilson had in mind when they planned their trip to the tropics. The fun begins when Jessie's delightfully spry mother, Wilson's surfer dude son, and Jessie's rabidly hyperactive New York agent decide to tag along. What kind of trouble can these three oddest of odd balls possibly get into? Take a guess.

    Stacy says: "Best in this series"
    "Cue Ball Mystery In Paradise!"
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    A great change of scenery, set in luscious Hawaii. A 3rd in the series that doesn't disappoint, we get to see more of Wilson, especially into his past, but more of Jesse & Wilson's extended family too! Real life characters that could be your neighbors. I thoroughly enjoyed this listen and look forward to the next story!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Halfskin

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Tony Bertauski
    • Narrated By David W. Dietz III
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    Biomites are artificial stem cells that can replace any cell in your body. No more kidney failure, severed spines, blood disease or cancer. Pharmaceuticals become obsolete. With each dose of biomites, we become stronger, we become smarter, prettier... and better. At what point are we no longer human? Nix Richards nearly died in a car accident when he was young. Biomites saved his life. Ten years later, he's not so lucky. The Halfskin Laws decree a human composed of 50% biomites is no longer human.

    med c says: "Halfskin"
    "Science Fiction mixed with real Life!"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The climax or twist is a little tough, although it feels real, just heart breaking!


    Would you recommend Halfskin to your friends? Why or why not?

    For Science Fiction readers who like a story that might be real, this is the story for you!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Double Shot: A Cue Ball Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Cindy Blackburn
    • Narrated By Caroline Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (81)

    Jessie Hewitt thought her pool-hustling days were long gone. But when uber-hunky cop Wilson Rye asks her to go undercover to catch a killer, she jumps at the chance to return to a sleazy poolroom. Jessie is confident she can handle a double homicide, but the doubly-annoying Wilson Rye is another matter altogether. What's he doing flirting with a woman half his age? Will Jessie have what it takes to deal with Tiffany La-Dee-Doo-Da Sass and solve the murders? Take a guess.

    Trish says: "Such a fun and engaging light mystery!"
    "A Great Follow Up in the Series!"
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    If you could sum up Double Shot in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, Funny and Witty!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tessie or is it Jessie, the main character who seems like a real person, placed in a real life situations, mostly!


    What about Caroline Miller’s performance did you like?

    Caroline does it again, great to listen too and sounds as if she is Jessie!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Always the AH HA moments, Jessie is so focused, she finds the culprit (a needle in a haystack) but misses many of the trees right in front of her!


    Any additional comments?

    I especially like the pool shark angle!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Playing With Poison : Cue Ball Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Cindy Blackburn
    • Narrated By Caroline Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (145)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (128)

    Pool shark Jessie Hewitt usually knows where the balls will fall and how the game will end. But when a body lands on her couch, and the cute cop in her kitchen accuses her of murder, even Jessie isn't sure what will happen next. She also isn’t sure how to catch a killer, but she's about to learn.

    hellkatjen says: "Engaging and amusing"
    "Great Story for Mystery lovers of a Certain Age!"
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    Thoroughly enjoyed this mystery, enough suspects to keep everyone interested and the twist end is classic. Especially enjoyed the comedic moments, the situations are so real life, you just have to laugh out load. One can almost picture the our heroine, great real life feel and responses from the characters! I think listening to this mystery is better than reading, one get the full atmosphere, which is real, one feel as if you could actually find the Stone Fountain!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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