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  • Junkers

  • By: Benjamin Wallace
  • Narrated by: Doug Tisdale Jr.
  • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

The corporations promised it could never happen. Of course they would say that. Their products were everywhere. They had turned everything from scarecrows to coffee makers into robots, and there wasn't a home on Earth that wasn't filled with their machines.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpectedly Funny from Beginning to End

  • By CCrow on 03-29-18

Long awaited masterpiece finally comes to Audible

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

Reviewed: 03-23-18

Yes, let's get it out of the way first. It's a little short for a full credit. But do you really need another 4-8 hours of filler breaking up the good stuff? Why weigh down a fantastic premise and great story with 60% angst, dark reflection, and descriptions of food.

Nick Cole has already corned the market on making the apocalypse sound like a high school goth's journal. Benjamin Wallace brings back some levity and color to the end of the world as we know it. To listen to it, is to love it.

Now we've got him getting audiobooks published, we can harangue him for longer books later...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rated R

  • By: Mike Leon
  • Narrated by: Buzz Blackburn
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 70

It's crass gun porn filled with fanboy pandering action movie references. Do you like action movies? Do you like dark, edgy, hard-boiled heroes? Do you like fully automatic weapons blasting guys' heads off? How about product endorsements that are awkwardly placed between depictions of intense violence? Yeah? Then this book is for you!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • wow, very funny and entertaining.

  • By Desmond on 08-05-17

Masterpiece of Intersectional Feminist Literature!

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

Reviewed: 08-17-17

Okay, maybe that's taking it a bit far, but this audiobook that walks like an action film has some surprising hidden depths. Yes, and explosions, boobs, ultra-violence and Buzz Blackburns amazing growly narration, but there's a lot more going on in Rated R than mindless violence and sex.

  • Critical Failures IV: The Phantom Pinas

  • Caverns and Creatures, Book 4
  • By: Robert Bevan
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Sleep
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,666
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,513
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,510

The adventure continues. Tim and the C and C gang face their most difficult challenges yet. Horses die. Eyeballs are eaten. People are urinated on. A god is born.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Horse!

  • By John on 03-09-17

The most hilarious, heretical thing I've ever read

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

Reviewed: 03-08-17

The last hour or so may be actually dangerous to listen to while driving. Doubled over and blind, laughing my ass off.

The gang's grown in size and their misadventures scaled up with them. Jonathan Sleep's narration is still amazing and the Saturn Five Sound team have more new tricks for this entry as well.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Decisively Engaged

  • Warp Marine Corps, Volume 1
  • By: C.J. Carella
  • Narrated by: Guy Williams
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 179

"A Nation at War": the United Stars of America. Born in the conflagration of unprovoked alien attack, the newest entrant to galactic politics took the few crumbs of hypertech gifted to it and ran with them, soon expanding over dozens of star systems and establishing a wide trade network, protected by its powerful Navy and the dreaded Warp Marines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Introduction to the series

  • By Greg Hill on 03-01-17

Fantastic Introduction to the series

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

Reviewed: 03-01-17

I first heard of a guy named CJ Carella 21 years ago in high school when we acquired the newly released Juicer Uprising. I only recently found out that he had a series of novels on Audible and I'm so glad I did.

I was completely hooked by the prologue. LDS traveling the galaxy, converting aliens and serving as Murder-Shepherds is brilliant. Russet the lovable evil Marine might actually be my favorite character in the book. And Space Puppies! Frickin' Space Puppies!

Guy Williams narration is great. This is the first book I've heard him narrate and I'm looking forward to hearing more.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Forging Hephaestus

  • Villains' Code Series, Book 1
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 26 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,962
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,955

Gifted with meta-human powers, Tori Rivas kept away from the limelight, preferring to work as a thief in the shadows. But when she's captured trying to rob a vault that belongs to a secret guild of villains, she's offered a hard choice: prove she has what it takes to join them or be eliminated. Apprenticed to one of the world's most powerful (and supposedly dead) villains, she is thrust into a strange world where the lines that divide superheroes and criminals are more complex than they seem.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well written and engaging anti-hero story

  • By Eric on 06-20-17

Another Amazing Super Hero Universe!

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

Reviewed: 02-27-17

It's becoming really difficult to figure out which of Drew's fictional universes is my favorite now. Villians' Code is pretty amazing. Amy Landon's narration is great.

13 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • The Dungeoneers: Blackfog Island

  • By: Jeffery Russell
  • Narrated by: Faust Kells
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

Salt-crusted veterans whisper of an island of swirling black fog that manifests in the night. Ships that sail into it are never seen again. One of those ships carried a mysterious relic that cannot be allowed to remain lost. The Dungeoneers take to the high seas to do what has never been done before - sail into the fog and return to tell the tale.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun!

  • By Matthew on 02-01-17

Fantastic 2nd entry in the series

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

Reviewed: 12-26-16

The Dungeoneers return to duty and are taking on a seriously cool non-traditional dungeon. What we lose in amazing new dungeoneering tricks we gain in excellent and intriguing word building. I think I like this one even more than the first. The slightly reduced cast of dwarves helps us spend more time with the main players.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Devil at Play

  • The Devil in Miss Drake's Class, Book 3
  • By: Marcus Damanda
  • Narrated by: Jessica McEvoy
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22

Now, too late for it to matter, Audrey understands at last. The devil of Fairview has been courting her for days, and watching her for much longer than that. The murderer is her boyfriend - and he's been killing on her behalf. His name is Jack Maddox, but everyone calls him Mad Jack. He's planning a party, where everyone is invited, especially Audrey's tormentors - especially the Facebook 15.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book 3

  • By MANI on 11-11-16

Brilliant finish to the trilogy.

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

Reviewed: 10-22-16

I was once again thrilled to be provided with a copy of this audiobook so that I could provide a review. We don't like to tuck this away at the end, but don't be misled by it. I had a chance for a review copy before I got my new credits. All delays in getting a new Marcus Damanda book are bad.

This book is great. Having now finished 4 of Damanda's titles, I'm still surprised by the little touches and decisions that make the characters feel real and world alive. It's almost silly how giddy I was when I realized there was about to be a tire slashing, and then it was done the real world way, not in classic movie style. I stopped the book to call someone and rave about it. There are other examples, but they might give too much away and I'd never forgive me if I spoiled any of the big moments.

If it's possible you've arrived at this review having finished the first two books in the series and are unsure about finishing the set, stop hesitating. Go back and listen to the first two books again and then complete the trilogy. This last installment brings everything together and finishes with surprise after surprise. It breaks from the style of the first two slightly, in that events unfold in near to real-time. Everything ends in just about 9 fiction hours and the vast majority of the action takes place in 4 of those, with an intimate eye on detail as the tale comes to a close.

Every book in the series has been dark, and this one is no exception. No, sir. Dead dark stuff here, but, as I look back at the series, I've noticed a different texture to the darkness in each book. This book is the wrathful dark. Physically brutal, this is where Audrey pays back every bit of the pain. Where the final decision is left with the reader if Jack was truly the monster or the hero.

Jessica McEvoy's narration is, if I'm being honest, even better than before. Though I was unwilling to mar my admiration for her work in other reviews, earlier recordings have had very minor issues with the distortion when characters screamed. There are no such issues with this performance. Her voice and vocal talent are amazing. Her flawless alto voice keeps forcing me to say it's low and smokey because I start to feel creepy trying to capture the right words for it. It's seductive. Drawing you in among the characters and their private thoughts, making everything feel close.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 3d6

  • Caverns and Creatures
  • By: Robert Bevan
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Sleep
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,072
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,011
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,009

This is a collection of the third six short stories in the Caverns and Creatures series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The d6 collections just keep getting better!

  • By Greg Hill on 09-23-16

The d6 collections just keep getting better!

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

Reviewed: 09-23-16

I may honestly like the C&C short stories more than the actual novels in the series. These are just the sorts of silly, snack sized adventures that feel the most like gamers blundering around in a game world. Jonathan Sleep's narration continues to be amazing. Now I've got through these I'll be anxiously awaiting CF4 and 4d6!

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • In Trump We Trust

  • E Pluribus Awesome! (That Was the Easy Part) and Is Fighting for US
  • By: Ann Coulter
  • Narrated by: Ann Coulter
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,012
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 916
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 910

Donald Trump isn't a politician - he's a one-man wrecking ball against our dysfunctional and corrupt establishment. We're about to see the deluxe version of the left's favorite theme: Vote for us, or we'll call you stupid. It's the working class against the smirking class. Now Ann Coulter, with her unique insight, candor, and sense of humor, makes the definitive case for why we should all join his revolution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Reminder!

  • By So. Cal. LEO on 04-23-17

Doesn't deliver on it's promises.

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

Reviewed: 08-24-16

There are a lot of problems with banging out a book about the upcoming election inside the primaries and then publishing just after the conventions. The book feels incomplete because it leads up to events in the beginning of the Republican primaries and then just meanders around. We're throwing cold water on the idea that ISIS is worth talking about in one chapter, and then spending a chapter on ISIS activity in the US.

While the publisher's blurb lacks it, Ann described the book "taking a blowtorch" to the old Republican party. It was supposed to be different because this wasn't going to be about the perfidious left, but the people on the right who had betrayed us. This book doesn't do it. It's EXTREMELY heavy on quotes, mostly from "Literally Who" tier Republican consultants, but almost entirely fails to take on the heavy hitters who laid their balls on the line against Trump and then got them knocked out of the park.

I don't care how many books their audience buy, why is neither Glenn Beck nor Mark Levin and their absurd attacks on Trump mentioned?

The book is 25% prattling lists of anti-Trump quotes, and 0% balls. Maybe this will be helpful to the tiny minority of people who are Anti-Trump, but still big enough fans of Ann Coulter to read her book about Trump.

23 of 41 people found this review helpful

  • The Big Sheep

  • A Novel
  • By: Robert Kroese
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 205

Los Angeles of 2039 is a baffling and bifurcated place. After the Collapse of 2028, a vast section of LA, the Disincorporated Zone, was disowned by the civil authorities and became essentially a third world country within the borders of the city. Navigating the boundaries between DZ and LA proper is a tricky task, and there's no one better suited than eccentric private investigator Erasmus Keane.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Big Sheep unravels into an incredible mystery

  • By Tim Ward on 07-13-16

All of the Author X plus Author Y comparisons suck

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

Reviewed: 07-15-16

I was seriously afraid of getting this book due to it's constant association with Raymond Chandler style detective stories. I hate hard boiled detective stories. I'd rather be beaten with a half brick in a sock than read a story with Harry Dresden or Mike Hammer in it. Just the presence of a private investigator is usually enough to make me skip a book.

But, I really like Rob Kroese. So, I went in really wanting to like this novel and sure I would hate it. Now, I'm struggling to write a positive review on Audible because I was wrong for doubting him. This is a great book, only I'm struggling to think of ways to express it because I really, really want to gripe more about bloody hard boiled detective nonsense.

The book is great. Since the two author comparison are so popular, imagine taking Scalzi's "Android's Dream" and duct taping it together with a random Dresden Files novel, and then hitting Jim Butcher with it until he knew better. That really doesn't have much to do with The Big Sheep, but the image of Jim Butcher being bludgeoned always makes me smile.

Ok, ok, back on topic. Fred Berman's narration was okay. I'm giving it full marks because I'm not sure if anyone else will be quite as bothered about the voice used for Roy as I am. I will definitely not be seeking out anything else done by Fred Berman. If there's a follow-up Erasmus Keane novel, I hope it has a different narrator.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful