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Frank

IT Project Manager in CA. I would say I am a Audio Book Addict...

Member Since 2011

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  • 29 reviews
  • 30 ratings
  • 516 titles in library
  • 44 purchased in 2015
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  • Beautiful Creatures: Beautiful Creatures, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3635)
    Performance
    (3067)
    Story
    (3086)

    Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

    FanB14 says: "Adequate for Adults"
    "Much better than the Movie.."
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    Like many books that have been "collapsed" into Movies... The full book is much better than the Movie... I recommend it... Great storyline, a host of interesting characters, and good humor.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    Overall
    (1073)
    Performance
    (993)
    Story
    (988)

    Gigi is no longer an innocent teen. All grown up and looking for love, her family and friends worry she'll go for the sexy, alluring vampire instead of a nice, safe human. But sexy and alluring, with a penchant for biting, could be just what Gigi wants...

    Leslye says: "Not up to her usual greatness."
    "I liked both the book and the proformance.."
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    I like and recommend the whole series.. It is not as dark and violent as the Jane Yellow Rock, Kate Daniels, and Mercy Thomson series... (I like and am a loyal follower of all three three) I like this series because of the humor and easy flowing story and great narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Terms of Enlistment: Frontlines, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Marko Kloos
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1318)
    Performance
    (1200)
    Story
    (1199)

    The year is 2108, and the North American Commonwealth is bursting at the seams. For welfare rats like Andrew Grayson, there are only two ways out of the crime-ridden and filthy welfare tenements, where you’re restricted to 2,000 calories of badly flavored soy every day. You can hope to win the lottery and draw a ticket on a colony ship settling off-world, or you can join the service. With the colony lottery a pipe dream, Andrew chooses to enlist in the armed forces for a shot at real food, a retirement bonus, and maybe a ticket off Earth.

    DAVE says: "Solid military sci-fi."
    "I liked both the book and preformance."
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    Luke Daniels is one of my favorite narrators. I thought the story is well written and precedes at a decent pace. I am going to now listen to book two and if it is also as good I will be getting book three when it is released later this year...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Terran Gambit: The Pax Humana Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Endi Webb
    • Narrated By Greg Tremblay
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (42)

    Lieutenant Jacob Mercer likes fast motorcycles, faster women, and screamin' space fighters. As a reckless fighter jock in the Resistance fleet battling the Corsican Empire, he lives solely for the thrill of taking out as many Imperial bogeys as he can. A rebel victory is looming on the horizon when the Imperials abruptly change tactics and, in a surprising show of devastating force, incinerate the city of Dallas with a thermonuclear blast - killing millions - and delivering a merciless example of what happens to upstart worlds..

    Kingsley says: "100 of years in the future, in a galaxy nearby...."
    "I am going to retun this book"
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    Recommend you listen to the sample before purchasing... I stopped listening to the book at 5 minutes and will be returning it...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Only Human

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Mike Mehalek
    • Narrated By DJ Donnelley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Dragons do not cry. They control their emotions. This is what all dragons were taught, but I am now the only one alive to remember this lesson... Meet Vincent, a most unusual dragon. For thousands of years he’s been trapped - forced to spend what’s left of his existence among us in the form of a human for a crime in which he was unjustly convicted. When a new love arrives unexpectedly, Vincent discovers that the only way to find happiness is to revisit his violent past and to confront his uncertain future.

    Frank says: "Narrator preformance just not up to par"
    "Narrator preformance just not up to par"
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    Recommend that you listen to the sample before purchasing.... I am going to return this item.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eragon: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9429)
    Performance
    (4403)
    Story
    (4463)

    When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.

    Mary S. Murray says: "Delightful and Enjoyable"
    "Outstanding Story, Writing, and Naration."
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    I have listened to the whole series and would recommend it to readers of all ages.
    So I add my voice to the thousands that have already proclaimed this series praises.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Second Ship: The Rho Agenda, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Richard Phillips
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1938)
    Performance
    (1748)
    Story
    (1772)

    In 1948, an alien starship crash-landed in the New Mexico desert and brought with it the key to mankind’s future. Code-named the Rho Project, the landing was shrouded in secrecy, and only the highest-ranking US government and military personnel knew it existed. Until now....

    Mike From Mesa says: "Terrific story"
    "A Great book, A Great series."
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    I have listened to the whole series and other spin-off books. I would highly recommend all the books in this series. I now wait for anything new from this author and quickly pick it up and listen to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Black Blade Blues

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By J.A. Pitts
    • Narrated By Erin Bennett
    Overall
    (148)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (136)

    Sarah Beauhall has more on her plate than most 20-somethings: day job as a blacksmith, night job as a props manager for low-budget movies, and her free time is spent fighting in a medieval re-enactment group. The lead actor breaks Sarah's favorite one-of-a-kind sword, and to avoid reshooting scenes, Sarah agrees to repair the blade. One of the extras, who claims to be a dwarf, offers to help. And that's when things start to get weird.

    Rog42 says: "Great contemporary fantasy"
    "A great story concept but the book needs editing."
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    I loved the concept behind the story. However, the writing is choppy and the narration could have been better. Both of these improve in book two and three. Note: I just got done with listening to the the four book Aragon series. As a result, I had very high expectations. In the Aragon series both the writing and narration were vastly superior to this series. Another thing I did not like about all three books in this series was the amount of explicit sex. If I want porn, I will read porn... This is not a series for young teens, and for sure not pre-teens.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Rise of the Alliance: Frontiers Saga, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ryk Brown
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (256)
    Performance
    (232)
    Story
    (233)

    A new ally providing aid... An old ally joining the fight... Their resources growing with each passing day... Their homeworld finally on the road to recovery... Things finally seem to be coming together for Captain Scott and the Alliance as he takes his forces on the offensive. However, the Jung may in turn give him more trouble than he bargained for.

    Frank says: "Too short!"
    "Another great addition to the series"
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    If you like space operas with lots of combat and well written battle scene then both this book and series will be for you. I love this series and would place it on par with the Lost Feet series by Jack Campbell. I also enjoy the Narrator. Though I would recommend starting with book one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Empire's Corps

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Christopher G. Nuttall
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (770)
    Performance
    (715)
    Story
    (715)

    The Galactic Empire is dying and chaos and anarchy are breaking out everywhere. After a disastrous mission against terrorists on Earth itself, Captain Edward Stalker of the Terran Marine Corps makes the mistake of speaking truth to power, telling one of the most powerful men in the Empire a few home truths. As a result, Captain Stalker and his men are unceremoniously exiled to Avalon, a world right on the Rim of the Empire. It should have been an easy posting...

    Jean says: "Captivating"
    "I love the Series and Highly recomend it."
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    If you like military SiFy and other series like the Mike Shepard's -- Kris Longknife and Jack Campell's -- Lost Fleet series's you will like this one. So far the Author has written nine books in the series and Audible has only three of them...

    I will quickly pick up all that are added in the future...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Fluency

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Jennifer Foehner Wells
    • Narrated By Susanna Burney
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (534)
    Performance
    (487)
    Story
    (492)

    NASA discovered the alien ship lurking in the asteroid belt in the 1960's. They kept the Target under intense surveillance for decades, letting the public believe they were exploring the solar system, while they worked feverishly to refine the technology needed to reach it. Dr. Jane Holloway is content documenting nearly-extinct languages and had never contemplated becoming an astronaut. But when NASA recruits her to join a team of military scientists for an expedition to the Target, it's an adventure she can't refuse.

    Striker says: "Great Concept, Loved the Story... I Want More!"
    "A Great First Book -- I await the rest"
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    I would put this in the same league as the Kris Longknife, Lost Fleet, and Casandra Kresnov series. Interesting story, good character development, and the narration is top notch.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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