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  • The Last Tribe

  • By: Brad Manuel
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 22 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,809
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,400
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,387

Fourteen-year-old Greg Dixon is living a nightmare. Attending boarding school outside of Boston, he is separated from his family when a pandemic strikes. His classmates and teachers are dead, rotting in a dormitory-turned-morgue steps from his room. The nights are getting colder, and his food has run out. The last message from his father is to get away from the city and to meet at his grandparents' town in remote New Hampshire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect year in the post apocalypse.

  • By Andrew Pollack on 06-18-16

A Beautiful Story After Dark Days

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

I never expected to listen to a dark and sad story that had such a positive ending with well balanced characters. The author did an exceptional job in writing this story and was complimented with a truly gifted narrator. I wish the story could continue.

  • Ascendant: Book 1

  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,174
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,949
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,938

The Wizard's Council of Tarador was supposed to tell young Koren Bladewell that he is a wizard. They were supposed to tell everyone that he is not a jinx, that all the bad things that happen around him are because he can't control the power inside him, power he doesn't know about. The people of his village, even his parents, are afraid of him, afraid he is cursed. That he is a dangerous, evil jinx.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A skeptic entertained

  • By David M on 11-22-17

It's hard to put this down.

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

TGR is masterful in the telling of this coming of age well written story. A must listen. On to book 2.

  • Good Neighbors

  • By: Russell C. Connor
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey A. Hering
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Elliot Jefferson moved to the isolated Estates of North Hills to work on his sobriety and avoid other people at all costs. But when the electric transformers around the complex begin emitting a horrible buzz that he calls "the Squall", neither is easy to achieve. Because some of his neighbors are acting strange. Twitching, fighting, and muttering about voices only they can hear. Soon Elliot will find himself face-to-face with the worst humanity has to offer, as wives imprison husbands, children butcher parents, and those under the Squall's influence go to insane lengths to keep their secret safe. If he wants to survive, Elliot must discover the awful truth for himself, and lead a small group of innocents to safety...before they're all just as doomed as their neighbors.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story read by Epic Trailer Movie Voice Guy

  • By Shaithis on 05-23-18

Love Thy Neighbor...

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

Reviewed: 05-21-18

This book was freely given to me for the purpose of an unbiased review. Well written, unique in story and good narration. I was pleasantly surprised how much I liked this book. I don't give spoilers but if you want a different twist on horror, you will not be disappointed.

  • Queen of the Fallen

  • Second Death, Book 2
  • By: Brian Rella
  • Narrated by: Todd Menesses
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Wounded and war-weary, Frank Bishop returns to New York City to train a boy who could fulfill a 6,000-year old prophecy and save the world from Jessie and her plans for Armageddon. While Frank heals and begins the boy’s training, threats loom on two fronts in the battle against the Fallen. Jessie’s descent into darkness is complete, and her quest to free the King of the Fallen from the Second Death brings her to the desert of Arizona. There, one of the Fallen with the power to eat the souls of man was imprisoned centuries ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, bigger story and more Demons. Awesome.

  • By Jason on 06-07-18

Dive into the darkness of the 2nd realm.

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

I was freely given this book by the author for an unbiased opinion. I must say, this 2nd installment is very dark and foreboding. But it is so well written and narrated that it pulls you in. I can't wait to see the light at the end of this tunnel in Book 3.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 181,208
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 169,316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168,963

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Ready Listener One!

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

Reviewed: 03-23-18

I will keep it short. Great story, narration and character development. It doesn't get much better than that.

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,807
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,097
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34,102

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Get Killed By This Place

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 06-20-13

The Little House That Could

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

No spoilers but if you're looking for a totally engrossing story that you can't put down with excellent story telling and dialogue... Look no further.

  • Breakdown: An EMP Survival Thriller

  • The EMP Terror Series, Book 1
  • By: J. R. Tate
  • Narrated by: Scott Ellis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 42

Jake Shepherd is piloting a flight to Seattle when out of the blue, his aircraft falls from the sky. The power-grid across the United States crashes, leaving all computerized machines crippled, sending the country into a disastrous tailspin. Alice Shepherd is working the emergency room when hundreds of injured people pour in needing help. With no electricity, resources are limited - once the back up generators fail, all hell will break loose.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Could have been much better

  • By Jessica Butler-Squires on 01-15-18

Against all odds, survival is possible.

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

Gripping tale of survival, love, pain and most of all...Hope.

I was freely given this title by the author for an unbiased review.
The narrator did a fine job with character development and storytelling. The author weaved a good beginning story. I look forward to the next book.

  • Come What May

  • A Sam Harlan Novel, Book 1
  • By: Kevin Lee Swaim
  • Narrated by: Jim Tedder
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Until he met vampire hunter Jack Harlan, Sam Fisher lived a quiet, peaceful life. Now that dark creatures have murdered his wife and kidnapped his daughter, Sam must learn everything he can from his new mentor to find his little girl, before it is too late.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Waiting for the next one

  • By Jonathan on 07-08-15

A different take on Vampire Lore.

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

A good listen. I was freely given this title for an unbiased review by the author.

This was a pretty good tale of an ordinary man faced with not ordinary life altering situations. Vampires! Author did a good job of plot setting and the narrator did a fine job with the characters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Godsgrave

  • The Nevernight Chronicle, Book 2
  • By: Jay Kristoff
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 19 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 842
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 794
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 795

Mia Corvere has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church hierarchy think she's far from earned it. Plying her bloody trade in a backwater of the Republic, she's no closer to ending the men who destroyed her familia; in fact, she's told directly that Consul Scaeva is off limits. But after a deadly confrontation with an old enemy, Mia's suspicions about the Red Church's true motives begin to grow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Holy Moly, buckle up Dorothy ...

  • By J. Jarvis on 09-14-17

You will have a hard time putting this book down.

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

Reviewed: 01-27-18

An epic, masterly told Fantasy Adventure that holds back nothing.

I will only say this...If great storytelling, dialogue, and action are to your liking, you will not put this book down. Hands down one of the best books I have listened to.

  • Nevernight

  • The Nevernight Chronicle, Book 1
  • By: Jay Kristoff
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,503
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,410

Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father's failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father's former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer and a future she never imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly outstanding - a top 10 read

  • By Matthew on 11-07-16

A one-of-kind fantasy adventure in the dark.

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

Reviewed: 01-16-18

No spoilers. If vocal could turn visual...this is it. Excellent story telling by a gifted narrator. The author did a great job weaving a wonderful mystery that made it hard for me to put this title down. Can't wait for the next installment.