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  • Lake Silence

  • By: Anne Bishop
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Harris
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 815
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 763
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 758

Human laws do not apply in the territory controlled by the Others - vampires, shape-shifters, and paranormal beings even more deadly. And this is a fact that humans should never, ever forget.... After her divorce, Vicki DeVine took over a rustic resort near Lake Silence - in a human town that is not human controlled. Towns like Vicki's have no distance from the Others, the dominant predators that rule most of the land and all of the water throughout the world. And when a place has no boundaries, you never really know what's out there watching you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just as entrancing as the others

  • By Susan on 03-21-18

More insight into the world of The Others

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

Reviewed: 05-27-18

This novel does not involve Meg and company. It is possible to listen to this without having listened to the rest of the series. There are some references to events that occurred in the series. These are brief. I like the female lead Vickie. The author does a good job of describing psychological abuse she experienced. Most of the abuse is done by her abusive husband. There are hints of psychological abuse from her parents. The story shows how she is trying to overcome this and make a new life. This is complicated by The Others involved in her life. She seems to deal with them better then human males. The write up is a little inaccurate. It implies she is up for murder. Actually, an Other committed the murder. This is known from the start. But her ex husband and members of his 'click' want to reposes the property that was part of her divorce settlement. The property turns out to be a settlement of the Others. The original owner developed it with the goal of it being a place where interested Others can learn about being human.The ex and others decide they want the property back. They go about pushing all the buttons of self doubt, anxiety, and more that her past developed. In her past she would eventually give in and do what was wanted. The supporting characters are developed well. My main complaint is with the editors. There are timeline conflicts. A main character says something will happen in a few days. But it happens the next day. A main character is going to meet another at his tavern. The problem is that he is a book store owner renting a cottage. Nothing is said about him owning a tavern. It would have helped put things in reference if a description of the town in relation of Vickie's property had been done. It is hard to decide how far they are apart. This includes the nearest large town. Impressions are made that there is a significant distance between them. Yet police responding from there seem to arrive a few minutes after the locals. The reader does a good job.

  • Death Ship: Kill Count

  • By: Michael-Scott Earle
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 451
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450

When Sergeant Jay Lucas was snatched away from his family farm by a diabolical sentient spaceship, he thought his life was over. But when his AI captor pumps Jay full of an insanely powerful liquid metal armor, he soon discovers the kidnapping was only the beginning of his trials. As the bloodthirsty AI trains Jay to harvest souls and increase the duo’s power, Jay learns there is a whole universe of bad guys who need killing. And when Jay’s unwavering moral compass puts him at odds with the plans of an alien mercenary company, he’s soon on the run with a gorgeous space princess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this book!

  • By Nicole C. on 03-01-18

Better than expected

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-16-18

Better than expected. First book from this author that I've gotten. There is a lot of action. Lots of funny action too. I'm a sci-fi person. This book is similar to sci-fi action books of past with update for today. I'm waiting for book 2.

  • Marked in Flesh

  • A Novel of the Others, Book 4
  • By: Anne Bishop
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Harris
  • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,002
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,849
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,839

Since the Others allied themselves with the cassandra sangue, the fragile yet powerful human blood prophets who were being exploited by their own kind, the delicate dynamic between humans and Others changed. Some, like Simon Wolfgard, wolf shifter and leader of the Lakeside Courtyard, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn see the new, closer companionship as beneficial - both personally and practically.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my top favorite series of all time

  • By Danielle A on 06-07-16

A bit confusing

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

I liked the book but...it was hard to follow. I listen to audio books while doing tasks. This book would give a chapter# then a day. The problem was that there were different chapters with the same day. Sometimes the plot would continue with what was in the previous chapter, most of time plot would jump to a different set of characters. I found myself re-listening to the previous chapter to see what I had missed. The jumping around with different characters and their situation could get confusing. I do like the world of the others but some things are omitted. A little time should be spent on filling in facts about the world in general to help with background information.

  • Galaxy Outlaws: The Complete Black Ocean Mobius Missions, 1-16.5

  • By: J. S. Morin
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 85 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 917
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 875
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 870

Meet the galaxy's unluckiest outlaws. Carl Ramsey is an ex-Earth Navy fighter pilot turned con man. His ship, the Mobius, is home to a ragtag crew of misfits and refugees looking to score a big payday but more often just scratching to pay for fuel. The crew consists of his ex-wife (and pilot), a drunkard, four-handed mechanic, a xeno-predator with the disposition of a 120kg housecat, and the galaxy's most-wanted wizard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Firefly cranked up on Meth plus a Space Wizard!

  • By Ray Johnson on 04-27-18

a fun listen

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

I enjoyed this book. It was fun. The characters are interesting. I enjoyed the concept of a reality where magic and tech are needed to go to the different galaxies in brief amounts of time. The first story had me wanting more. There are serious and difficulties scattered through out each story. The reader does a great job. He added life to each of the characters.

  • Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection

  • By: Alexander C. Kane
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 954
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 953

Andrea Vernon always thought she would spend her life living in Paris writing thought-provoking historical novels all day and sipping wine on the Seine all night. But the reality is she's drowning in debt, has no prospects, and is forced to move back to Queens, where her parents remind her daily that they are very interested in grandchildren. Then, one morning, she is kidnapped, interviewed, and hired as an administrative assistant by the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection. Superheroes for hire, using their powers for good. What could possibly go wrong?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Normal Life in an Abnormal World

  • By Arthur D. Rich on 08-26-17

Not bad

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

The idea of the plot is interesting. It starts out good. Then it stalls, picks up and stalls again then repeat. A little more info about the world where this is set would have been nice. There are several sub plots that make figuring the world out difficult. I had to repeat a few chapters to figure out what or if I missed something. The reader is fair. There are a lot of word mispronunciations. They are so obvious that I wonder where the editor was. Also the reading was a little too fast. This contributed to loosing information with all the subplots. As a whole I didn't really care for the book. I'm giving it 3 starts because some of the subplots were excellent. They were why I even finished the book.

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  • The Twenty-Sided Sorceress Series, Books 1-3

  • Justice Calling, Murder of Crows, Pack of Lies
  • By: Annie Bellet
  • Narrated by: Folly Blaine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 357

This is the omnibus of the first three books in the urban fantasy series Twenty-Sided Sorceress, collected together for the first time in one convenient volume.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most Impressive

  • By Binder38us on 05-04-16

Not very good

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

The plots are very simple. In some ways very stupid. It reads like this. Main character sees, thinks stupid ways to avoid, then does it anyway and conquers. Then a secondary character who is supposed to be this big, bad, were justice seeker acts even more stupid. He is supposed to be experienced as well as had training in his profession. Yet he falls for two stupid and simple traps in first two books. The purpose of these traps is to get him out of the way so the main character can solve the problem. Where is little character development? The male knows she is a sorceress. He knows what she may be capable of. Yet he is in process of dumping her at end of book 2 when she saves the day by following her nature. After all, he did see her kill evil sorcerer by ripping out and eating his heart in book 1. So why is he upset when she helps a dead person stop evil. Then has to destroy him to stop more evil. The dead person did have just means for some of his behaviour. The main character is an avid gamer. She has been doing it for many years. That should have made her aware the differences in their natures and his job occupation would cause problems. So why did she, who has avoided relationships and friends for years jump into this relationship? The only good thing is that the reader did a good job.

  • Predator: If It Bleeds

  • By: Bryan Thomas Schmidt - editor, Jonathan Maberry, Kevin J. Anderson
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

An anthology celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Predator franchise, If It Bleeds includes 17 brand new, never-before-seen or heard stories featuring the Predators throughout space and time. Based entirely on the original films, novels, and comics, Predator: If It Bleeds reveals the Predators stalking prey in 12th-century Japan, ninth-century Viking Norway, World War I, Vietnam, the Civil War, Hurricane Katrina, and the modern day, as well as across the far reaches of future space.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Some better than others

  • By Jermain Martinez on 04-03-18

Fun listen

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

Reviewed: 04-30-18

I enjoyed most of the stories. A problem I found was that some writers stretched things a bit. One story with Predators going after 2 people who defeated some nearly a decade earlier was one. How did these Predators find them? How did the information get to them? Then a Predator prisoner forced in illegal fight in outer space. A rescue party shows up. How they did they find him? That was balanced out with a possible reason for why General Stonewall Jackson was shot by one of his own men during the Civil War among the other stories. This is a book that most can enjoy.

  • Predator - Incursion

  • The Rage War, Book 1
  • By: Tim Lebbon
  • Narrated by: John Chancer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 552
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 509
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 510

Predator ships stream into human space in unprecedented numbers. The Colonial Marines, controlled by Weyland-Yutani, respond to the incursion, thus entering the Rage War. This terrifying assault by the Yautja cannot go unchallenged, yet the cost of combat is high. Predators are master combatants, and each encounter yields a high body count. Then, when Lt. Johnny Mains and his marines - the VoidLarks - enter the fray, they discover an enemy deadlier than any could imagine.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I was really wanted to like this book!!

  • By jeremy lamarch on 05-15-16

couldn't get past chapter 3

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

Reviewed: 04-30-18

I tried several times but I could not get past chapter 3. The first 3 chapters are 3 different story lines. Each story line is detailed to point where if/when they come together it will be difficult to keep things straight. The first chapter I listened to 3 times trying to figure out what was going on with that main character. I am not a Predator follower. The reader is great.

  • Wine, Women, & Song: Bubba the Monster Hunter, Season 3

  • By: John G. Hartness
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

It's been a year since Bubba settled things with his crazy brother Jason once and for all, and what a year it's been! The third volume of collected Bubba stories contains more monsters, more inter-dimensional travel, more duels to the death, and more guitar solos than any other season of Bubba yet! Wine, Women, & Song is a collected edition including the novellas Moon over Bourbon Street, Night at the Museum, Midsummer, Oh Bubba, Where Art Thou?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-14-17

not as good as first 2 seasonas

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

Reviewed: 04-05-18

The first two seasons were good. Narrator is good in all three. Season 3 just didn't keep my interest. Some ideas were stretched to the limit. Helping a group of teenage girls escape by way of a sewer is one. The girls accomplish this with little complaint or problem except a little vomiting. That just isn't how teenage girls work. Tattooed, excessively over weigh, long haired, long beard Buba impersonates a FBI field agent without local police questioning his presence. Then some parts of this seasons stories seemed too long. I found my attention straying and having to listen over.I enjoyed the reader. He does a great job.

  • Will Save the Galaxy for Food

  • By: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,771
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,515
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,503

Space travel just isn't what it used to be. With the invention of Quantum Teleportation, space heroes aren't needed anymore. When one particularly unlucky ex-adventurer masquerades as famous pilot and hate figure Jacques McKeown, he's sucked into an ever-deepening corporate and political intrigue. Between space pirates, adorable deadly creatures, and a missing fortune in royalties, saving the universe was never this difficult!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By K. F. on 03-09-17

fun listen

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

Reviewed: 02-13-18

This audiobook is better then anticipated. I got it out of curiosity. It is a space opera with a twist. There is something happening all the time. I have audio books read by the author. Many are very well know. One is very well known. I remembered saying to my sister that if he narrated all his books, he wouldn't be able to give them away. This caused me to hesitate on getting author narrated books. Yahtzee Croshaw is a jewel. His voice suits all the characters, especially the main one, perfectly. I found myself laughing a lot. I especially like his version of swearing. Math terms are used instead of profanity. I wondered if he disliked math as much as I did. I couldn't help but laugh a lot when main character said the situation was calculus. Give this book a try especially if you want a good laugh.