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  • Brief Cases

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters, Jim Butcher, full cast
  • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,973
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,857
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,849

An all-new Dresden Files story headlines this urban fantasy short story collection starring the Windy City's favorite wizard. From the Wild West to the bleachers at Wrigley Field, humans, zombies, incubi, and even fey royalty appear, ready to blur the line between friend and foe. In the never-before-published "Zoo Day", Harry treads new ground as a dad, while fan-favorite characters Molly Carpenter, his onetime apprentice, White Council Warden Anastasia Luccio, and even Bigfoot stalk through the pages of more classic tales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Splendid Stories

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-05-18

Perfect short stories

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

It's mind boggling how good Jim Butcher is with Dresden. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire book. Loved hearing the little back drops to each story. The narration was simply amazing. The last story, told from 3 perspectives was without a doubt, one of the best short stories I've ever heard/read. A lot of authors/narrators can't pull the multiple storyline perspective off, but this Butcher and Marsters are in rare company.

  • Etna Station

  • Zombie Fallout, Book 11
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 739
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 703
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 701

Getting to Etna Station is all that matters. With the world rapidly collapsing around them, Mike and company make a desperate trek to reach what they believe to be a safe haven. Can they outrun the demons that chase them? Will they succumb to Knox and his tyrannical army or Payne, a revenge-bent vampire? New friends will be made along the way while some old ones will fall. If they make it, will it be all they hoped or just another nightmare?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I haven't laughed this hard in so long....

  • By Melanie on 05-27-18

Our Hero is Back on the Road

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

Loved this book and was really happy to have this version of Mike back in the saddle. Sean Runnette is simply amazing, I can't imagine aTufo book or a Mike character without him! Mark Tufo can't write fast enough, he is definitely a superb author.

  • The Miscreant

  • The Transcended Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Brock E. Deskins
  • Narrated by: J. S. Arquin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

Garran Holt is a troubled young man. Unable to tolerate his self-destructive ways, his mother sells him into indentured servitude as part of work crew building the King Remiel’s new trade road. When mercenaries sent to disrupt the road’s construction attacks his work camp, Garran discovers an inner power capable of turning him into a warrior of unparalleled ability. Recognizing Garran as being one of the transcended (a fighter able to slip into the swifter currents of time), he is trained as an agent, one of the kingdom’s elite spies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a lovable guy!

  • By Ray Johnson on 03-04-18

Funny and serious

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

The main character is pretty juvenile a little overbearing, but he's also very funny. This book splits the line between funny and serious, leaning more toward funny.

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  • Treaters

  • The Divine Conflict, Book 1
  • By: CJ Rutherford
  • Narrated by: Michael and Kelly Ables
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

When the world ends on Halloween night, Jaz, a retired US Marine, thinks it's all over. His friends, his family.... They're all gone. He's alone and on the run. On his desperate dash to the desolation of North Dakota, as far away from the slaughterhouses of the cities as he can get, he encounters Jennifer, a waitress hiding in her dad's roadside diner. While they come to terms with the fact they may be the last two people alive, they discover there is something more sinister at work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All hell breaks loose

  • By Ray Johnson on 02-14-18

Lots of action and emotion

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

Really enjoyed this story a lot. Narration is fantastic. Only knock was the ending, there was obviously some supernatural on top of the supernatural going on, thought the main character's plot line at the end was a bit of a left turn, but that's just nitpicking. Great listen!

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  • Dungeon Lord

  • The Wraith's Haunt: A LitRPG Series, Book 1
  • By: Hugo Huesca
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays, Annie Ellicott
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,298
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,208

When Edward is swept into the world of Ivalis as a Dungeon Lord, the Dark's most powerful servant, he has no servitude in mind. He'll oppose the evil plans of the Dark god, Murmur, whatever it takes. Through only his wits and his guts to help him survive a weakened arrival, Edward must rise to power if he is to earn the right to live another day. But in the battle between Dark and Light, what can Edward choose if both sides are cruel, uncaring monsters?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Over all too soon!!

  • By Ray Johnson on 01-30-18

Good Listen

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

Really well written story with excellent narration.
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  • The Sword of Light: The Complete Trilogy

  • By: Aaron Hodges
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 29 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 221

For 500 years, the Gods have united the Three Nations in harmony. Now, that balance has been shattered, and chaos threatens. A town burns, and flames light the night sky. Hunted and alone, 17-year-old Eric flees through the wreckage. The mob grows closer, baying for the blood of their tormentor. Guilt weighs on his soul, but he cannot stop, cannot turn back. If he stops, they die. For two years, he has carried this curse, bringing death and destruction wherever he goes. But now, there is another searching for him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A cutting trilogy

  • By Ray Johnson on 02-13-18

Great deal on a good fantasy trilogy

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

This is a trilogy all in one download. Narration is good. Story is solid, good fantasy.
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  • Unknown

  • The Forsaken Series, Book 1
  • By: Phil Price
  • Narrated by: Hannibal Hills
  • Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16

It happens every year. A select few disappear, never to return. From The Falkland Islands to the Himalayas, Puerto Rico to England, people are vanishing without a trace or explanation. A young man who's lost everything stumbles across an ancient secret. Can he unlock the mystery? Will he find those who need him? Can he escape the Unknown? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unique and entertaining listen

  • By Kimberly Smith on 04-12-18

Confusing, but still good

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

The time lines and alternate places did create some confusion trying to follow the story. This was a different take on vampires, so that's good. Good listen, not great, but good.

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  • Day of the Destroyer: A Just Cause Universe Novel, Volume 3

  • By: Ian Thomas Healy
  • Narrated by: Leslie Howard
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

A City in Darkness - Four Lost Souls Seeking a Light - July 13, 1977 - The lives of four super-powered people become irrevocably intertwined when the lights go out in New York City, plunging their world into chaos. The superheroes of Just Cause, grown soft and complacent without any supervillains to challenge them, must overcome their personal demons as well as uphold the law in a lawless land of rioters, arson, and murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If Garth Ennis wrote a comic book novel . . .

  • By Ray Johnson on 04-22-18

Explains a lot

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

Volume 3 takes us back to the beginning of Just Cause. Explains where and why their biggest enemy is who he is and gives a backdrop for the early heroes. Good narration!

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Trouble with Dragons

  • Wizard Series, Book 2
  • By: Clark Graham
  • Narrated by: Daniel Nicolai
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Jason stood in front of the gravestone of Coach Mossberg. The coach had been a mentor and protector to him. His sudden loss effected the whole community. Chills went down Jason's spine. It was an eerie feeling, like someone was looking at him. A voice from behind him said, "He's not here you know." Jason turned to see a short, straight-backed man standing there. "Talcott? Is that you? What are you doing here?" "I've come to bring you back."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Fantasy Story

  • By James on 05-26-18

Good Fantasy Story

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

This is a good all around YA fantasy novel. Good narration, a little tinny, but that's production's fault. Good series.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Forced Ascent

  • The Demon Accords, Book 7
  • By: John Conroe
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,571
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,480
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,476

Chris Gordon has never had an easy relationship with the White House. Now, after rescuing his goddaughter from a secret base in New Hampshire, it’s reached a new low. You drop one little asteroid onto the continental United States and the entire government goes crazy. On top of that Halloween is fast approaching and demons are popping through into our world every which way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great story that keeps you interested

  • By Dennis on 12-03-15

Book 7 doesn't disappoint

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

Very entertain story as usual, hell is coming and Chris is there to meet it head on. Narration is spot on. Great listen!