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  • Tamer: King of Dinosaurs

  • By: Michael-Scott Earle
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,925
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,808
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,806

Victor Shelby ends each day wondering when his life is going to get better. His parents are dead, he struggles to pay rent, and his boss at the animal control shelter has him cleaning cages instead of working in the field. His dream of helping animals seems destined to end in a mop bucket. Then, Victor is abducted by aliens and deposited on a prehistoric world filled with hungry dinosaurs and beautiful alien women. He doesn’t know why he is here or what his purpose is, but he finds himself fighting for survival.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If Destiny's Crucible and Jurassic park had a kid

  • By John on 02-18-18

Not what I was expecting.

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

This is a great start to a new series. I thought the book was going to be at a typical LITRPG with main character gets all the boost. That's not be here, he is actually a character that is believable. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.

15 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • Super Sales on Super Heroes

  • By: William D. Arand
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,800
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,535
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,516

In a world full of super powers, Felix has a pretty crappy one. He has the ability to modify any item he owns. To upgrade anything. Sounds great on paper. Almost like a video game. Except that the amount of power it takes to actually change, modify, or upgrade anything worthwhile is beyond his abilities. With that in mind, Felix settled into a normal life. A normal job. His entire world changes when the city he lives in is taken over by a super villain. Becoming a country of one city. A city state.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lot better than I thought it would be

  • By Phillip hinch on 07-08-17

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 09-13-17

Great first book. I was a little turned off by the synopsis and almost passed on this gem. The main character is very relatable, he is it the typical polar good/bad that most authors end up defaulting to, Nor is he a complete idiot/genius.
Most definitely worth a listen.

  • The Phantom Castle

  • Way of the Shaman Series, Book 4
  • By: Vasily Mahanenko
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
  • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,876
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,765
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,762

What can a game clan accomplish without a castle? The answer is obvious: nothing. Therefore, the main objective of any leader in a game world is to acquire a base of operations. Finding himself in exactly this position, High Shaman Mahan, leader of the Legends of Barliona, accepts an offer from the Emperor and the Dark Lord to vanquish the army of Phantoms that has inhabited Altameda, the phantom castle.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This book was a little disapoiting

  • By Tyre Miller on 04-24-17

Why must I wait

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

Reviewed: 03-13-17

Such an amazing series. I cannot wait for book 5. Book 4 exceeded my expectation.

  • Sand and Scrap

  • Dregs of the Culver Waste, Book 1
  • By: Christopher R Sendrowski
  • Narrated by: Anthony Howard
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 12

Michael stared at the sand as nervous sweat slid down his brow. The nagra were everywhere, nesting beneath the polluted ground, waiting to drag down the unwary. "And it only takes one false step," he whispered. A tough break, but that was the life of a Culver cleanser. Dig, scrap, disarm, and hope to return from a work detail with enough fingers to still count your pay. But as with any risk there are great rewards.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enthralling.

  • By BS on 01-08-17

Horrible.

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

Reviewed: 12-31-16

I tried to like this book but, it was just too hard the plot development is worse than a elementary school essay. Every time the author decides to advance it he just brings in hew characters to solve the problems. And he continued to bring in new elements until the last chapter.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Kartoss Gambit

  • Way of the Shaman, Book 2
  • By: Vasily Mahanenko
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,888
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,697
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,693

A product of the latest technologies, Barliona is a virtual world brimming with fun and entertainment. The government has become the guarantor for the in-game currency, allowing its free circulation. As a result the population floods Barliona in pursuit of easy money. It doesn't take long for the game developers to discover a source of free labor: real-world prison convicts. While their bodies are locked in special auto-maintenance virtual capsules, the prisoners' minds are released into Barliona's virtual mines.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Narrator sets the Tone

  • By Don Gilbert on 05-18-16

Great story

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

Reviewed: 06-22-16

I listened to it all in one sitting. I can't wait for the next book to be translated and turned into an audiobook.

  • Nightblade

  • By: Ryan Kirk
  • Narrated by: Andrew Tell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,160
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,996
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,998

A quiet child, Moriko is forced into a monastic system she despises. Torn from her family and the forest she grew up in, she must fight to learn the skills she'll need to survive her tutelage under the realm's most dangerous assassin. Young, beautiful, and broke, Takako is sold to pay for her father's debts. Thrust into a world she doesn't understand and battles she didn't ask for, she must decide where her loyalties lie. When their lives crash together in a kingdom on the brink of war, the decisions they make will change both their lives and their kingdom forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a Fantastic Hidden Gem

  • By Michelle @ In Libris Veritas on 12-21-15

Almost great.

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

Reviewed: 03-26-16


Overall the story starts off slow, to the point that I didn't really want to finish but once you get about half way through it got much more enjoyable.

I would describe it as a dark adult fantasy but he author is afraid to commit to his audience. Every time something happens he acts like he's afraid to alienate parts of his audience, to the point where you want to hear the details of everything that happens but everything seems to be fogged over when it comes time to give graphic detail.

  • Staked

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 8
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,533
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,900
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,874

When a Druid has lived for 2,000 years like Atticus, he's bound to run afoul of a few vampires - make that legions of them. Even his former friend and legal counsel turned out to be a bloodsucking backstabber. Now the toothy troublemakers - led by power-mad pain-in-the-neck Theophilus - have become a huge problem requiring a solution. It's time to make a stand.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I pine for the pre-SHATTERED days.

  • By RabidReads on 02-03-16

The best line.

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

Reviewed: 02-10-16

"What the F#%K Sheehan!! If Brigit were here I'd ask her to KILL IT WITH FIRE!!"

-Owen

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blood and Steel

  • The Cor Chronicles
  • By: Martin Parece
  • Narrated by: Andy Babinski
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Blood and Steel begins the story of Cor Pelson. You see, Cor is a Dahken - a race of magical warriors long though dead by both the beneficent priests of the Shining West and the necromancers of the Loszian Empire. Shortly after he was born Cor changed - the coughing attacks came, and his skin changed to the gray of a corpse. He is different, and there were those who took notice.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Worst Narrator EVER

  • By John Zukley on 07-13-14

Great book.

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

Reviewed: 08-28-15

I loved this book it has a good mix of adult entertainment, not one of those books who tires into a teen love story halfway through. Why doesn't audible have the sequels up yet?

  • With Silent Screams

  • Hellequin Chronicles, Book 3
  • By: Steve McHugh
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,029
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027

His name is Nathan Garrett, but he’s also known as Hellequin. And murdering one of his friends and trying to blow him up is a good way to get this centuries-old sorcerer’s full attention… An old friend’s dead body, a cryptic note, and an explosion that almost costs him his own life propel Nate headfirst into a mystery involving a new threat from an old foe. Now he must piece together the connections between a grisly series of tattooed murder victims, an imprisoned madman, a mysterious alchemist, and a deranged plot to usurp the throne of the hidden realm of Shadow Falls, rival to the power of Avalon

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Action, Adventure, wizards and even trolls!

  • By Cliff on 02-24-14

If Dresden had a dark side.

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

Reviewed: 05-04-15

I'm so happy that I found this series it is the urban fantasy that I have been waiting for one that is made for an adult audience.

  • Crimes Against Magic

  • The Hellequin Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Steve McHugh
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,837
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,670
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,671

How do you keep the people you care about safe from enemies you can’t remember? Ten years ago, Nate Garrett awoke on a cold warehouse floor with no memory of his past and the only clues to his identity were a piece of paper with his name on it and a propensity toward magic. Now he’s a powerful sorcerer and a successful thief for hire, but it turns out that those who stole his memories aren’t done with him yet. When they cause a job to go bad, threatening a sixteen-year-old girl, Nate swears to protect her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Testosterone IV Drip

  • By Escapism Artist on 08-06-14

Great urban fantasy.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-27-15

This book is like the Dresden files only in the fact that he is urban fantasy other than that they're completely different Harry Dresden is a man who has morals whereas this man has no problem with wholesale slaughter.