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  • Genesis

  • By: Ken Lozito
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,889
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,669

Escaping wrongful imprisonment wasn't something Connor had in mind, but being put into stasis aboard Earth's first interstellar colony ship was something he couldn't have prepared for. For 300,000 colonists, the new colony brings the promise of a fresh start...a second chance. Connor might be the wrong man for the colony, but he's the right man to see that it survives what's coming.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed bag

  • By Tyson S Sukeforth on 05-31-18

This was an exciting story beginning to end.

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

I really enjoyed this story. The main character went through a blender of an experience. The way he handled it was very entertaining. The plot was new and exciting. I will be getting the next book in the series.

The narrator did his job very well. The voices were distinct and consistent. He conveyed character emotions extremely well. He did an excellent job of taking me into the story.

I highly recommend this one. It kept my commutes very entertaining. I actually looked forward to the drive to and from work! Thanks.

  • Not Alone

  • By: Craig A. Falconer
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 22 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,815
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,804

When Dan McCarthy stumbles upon a folder containing evidence of the conspiracy to end all conspiracies - a top-level alien cover-up - he leaks the files without a second thought. The incredible truth revealed by Dan's leak immediately captures the public's imagination, but Dan's relentless commitment to exposing the cover-up and forcing disclosure quickly earns him some enemies in high places.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impressive Book About Aliens & the Hype Industry

  • By Russell on 12-21-16

Inspiring and involved E.T. story

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

Loved this audiobook! It could easily have been 2 books. I had hard times getting my self to stop listening when I had to go. I listen to books during my commute and I would find myself sitting in my car in the driveway listening. This is a very good "human" story. The characters were all interesting and very well presented. The plot has several twists that I was not expecting and it really kept me intrigued to the end. Loved it!!!!!

The narrator did a fantastic job with the voices for the characters. Even through the entire 22+ hours, he kept them consistent beginning to end. Excellent Job. Mr. Cronin was very good with conveying the emotion of the moment and did so much more than just read me the story. He PERFORMED the story. Bravo, Sir! Well done!

I highly recommend this audiobook.

  • Incubus Bonded

  • The Incubus Series, Book 2
  • By: A. H. Lee
  • Narrated by: Lauren Harris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Mal and Jessica have spent four glorious months abroad, traveling to exotic places, enjoying other people and each other. However, they're tired of traveling, and they both miss Azrael more than they expected. When the sorcerer shows up on their doorstep, they're excited to see him. However, Azrael hasn't come on a social call. He needs Mal's magic for a difficult task. Mal isn't willing to wear Azrael's collar again for free, no matter how he feels about him. Mal's price: "You. No wards. Anything I want. And Jessica gets to watch." Jessica has deep misgivings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely NSFW!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-24-18

Fun Romp Through a Fantasy World!

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

This book is a terrifically fun story to listen to. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is not often that sequels can match the magic and luster (no pun intended) of the first installment in a series. But, this one did. The character development and growth from the first book was refreshing and unexpected. It contains a well-balanced mix of "adult situations" and cliff-hanger moments to keep me on both edges of my seat. I loved the change in the dynamics of the relationships between the main characters. I wasn't expecting this and it kept me glued to my earphones. The author has shown her skill at story telling once again!

I also enjoyed the production quality of the audio, and the narrator was terrific. Ms. Harris does a fantastic job of characterization and performing emotion. Her voice is perfect for this series.

I look forward to the next book in the series. I highly recommend this book. You will not be disappointed.

  • Jager Thunder: A Story of Black Powder and Panamindorah: Refugees, Volume 2

  • By: Abigail Hilton
  • Narrated by: Rish Outfield, Lauren Harris
  • Length: 17 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 46

While the crew of the Scarlet Albatross struggles to survive her harrowing voyage, Gerard is busy keeping his promise to his father. He and Silveo return to Holovarus for a brief farewell visit. However, chaos is threatening to overwhelm the Great Islands, and even little Holovarus will not be spared. Gerard's father and brother are facing difficult decisions, and they need help. Gerard feels torn between his old kingdom and his new family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • High Tale of Fantacy and Steamy-punky

  • By Zev on 10-26-17

Another Home Run!

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

Reviewed: 06-18-18

I am a HUGE fan of the series of stories that is set in the world Panimindorah by Abigail Hilton. And this latest story definitely did not disappoint. I do believe that the Refugees series of the story line has been my favorite so far. This story set has a lot to do with airships and advanced technology (advanced for Panimindorah, that is) to the characters. I am a big techie-type of person and mechanical devices, engineering and the science behind them, really intrigues me. Ms. Hilton has done such a good job of describing the airships, and even more so, how much of the more intricate workings are integrated into the vessel. Those parts of the story have been so much fun for me to listen to. Her descriptions of the mechanisms make them sound like there should be no reason that we shouldn't be seeing these vessels floating around us every day! I love it!

So, if you are a "maker", or a "tinkerer", then I would highly recommend this audiobook to you for your listening enjoyment. You will truly find it fun and interesting. Even, if you are not into science-y kind of things, the rest of the characters and nail-biting story and action should easily get your attention and leave you wanting more.... I know I am.

  • The Last Zombie Ocean, Book 1

  • By: Michael John Grist
  • Narrated by: Sean Patrick Hopkins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 110

When the zombie apocalypse hits America, not a soul is left alive. Except Amo. He's a comic book artist. He's a video game world builder. He's just a regular guy living in New York City, with only his wits, creativity, and basic decency to guide him. He's alone against Seven billion zombies. Will he survive?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unique!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 10-25-16

Nice twist!

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

Reviewed: 01-24-18

Not the average zombie tale. Had a very surprising twist to it. Refreshing! Very different from any zombie story i have seen so far.

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  • Incubus Caged

  • The Incubus Series, Volume 1
  • By: A. H. Lee
  • Narrated by: Lauren Harris
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

When Jessica volunteered as tribute to a sorcerer's court, she knew that sex would be part of her job. However, she did not expect Lord Azrael to “feed” her to his pet incubus on her first day at work. She’s shocked that the incubus - a shape-shifting panther - can take the form of a man. She’s shocked that they have an audience. She’s even more shocked that she likes it. When the show is over, Jessica is sent off to new adventures, but she can’t stop thinking about him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sensual, erotic, sex, fantasy and magic! OMG! WOW!

  • By Dana Pearson on 11-28-17

Very impressed with this story.

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

Reviewed: 01-06-18

I started into this audiobook knowing very little what to expect. The only thing I knew for sure was that it would be a romance novel.... an erotic romance novel! I knew the author was an excellent storyteller. And, I was soon to discover that it was not only a steamy novel, but, the storyline would drag me in wholeheartedly as well! This was a very good listen. The fantasy part of the story is excellent. I am a HUGE fantasy fan. And, this book did not disappoint. There were a lot of new goodies in this book that I have not seen (read) before in any other story. Then, the erotic part was just the cherry on top!

The narration was flawless. Lauren Harris did an excellent job with drawing me into the story and and had me forgetting that I was listening to someone. She did all the different voices for the characters very well. I always knew who was talking or thinking. And she did a superb job displaying emotions of the characters....and there were a lot of emotions. So, well done there! The combination of great story weaving and fantastic reading performance was awesome.

I truly enjoyed this book. I was so into it, that I was sad when I discovered it was almost over. Now, I am eager to hear the next book in the series.

  • NPCs

  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,521
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,939
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,933

What happens when the haggling is done and the shops are closed? When the quest has been given, the steeds saddled, and the adventurers are off to their next encounter? They keep the world running, the food cooked, and the horses shoed, yet what adventurer has ever spared a thought or concern for the Non-Player Characters? In the town of Maplebark, four such NPCs settle in for a night of actively ignoring the adventurers drinking in the tavern when things go quickly and fatally awry.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable if you manage your expectations

  • By Miachi on 01-23-15

This book was FANTASTIC!!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-14-17

This was very good story. It uses a fresh and new take on the fantasy/adventure story. It really goes at it from a new angle that I totally enjoyed. The characters were completely developed and very likable. The story line was well conceived. And the narration was very well delivered.

This all came together to make NPCs one of my favorite audiobooks so far. Well done, Mr. Hayes!!!! Thank you.


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  • The Golem and the Jinni

  • A Novel
  • By: Helene Wecker
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,621
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,666
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,651

Helene Wecker's dazzling debut novel tells the story of two supernatural creatures who appear mysteriously in 1899 New York. Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a strange man who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York Harbor. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian Desert. Trapped in an old copper flask by a Bedouin wizard centuries ago, he is released accidentally by a tinsmith in a Lower Manhattan shop.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting Debut Novel - Delicious!

  • By Tango on 04-26-13

Enchanting tale

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

Reviewed: 09-06-17

I did enjoy this story very much. Although it progressed very slowly. That being said, the author did a superb job of painting the scenes and fleshing out the characters very well. I had no problem visualizing the world as presented. The story is magical and believable at the same time. The performance was top notch.

  • When We Were Young

  • Short Stories from Panamindorah, Volume 3
  • By: Abigail Hilton
  • Narrated by: Lauren Harris, Rish Outfield, Renee Chambliss
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 29

In this collection of short stories from the world of Panamindorah, Silveo meets Basil, Silas meets Percy, Anaroo meets Gwain, Gus meets Silas, and Gerard prepares to meet Thessalyn. Dakar and Theseus are tiny children, caught up in the machinations of others; Glossy makes impossibly difficult decisions for herself and her child; and Marlie struggles with the ghosts of her past and present. All of them will find their places in the world, often far from where they started. For the moment, however, they are doing everything for the first time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful ear candy

  • By GKML on 06-12-17

Very well rounded short story anthology

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

Reviewed: 06-22-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would definitely recommend this audiobook to a friend. I would do it for two instances. First, if they are unfamiliar with the authors stories, it is a very good way to get a broad introduction to the characters and world Ms. Hilton has created. All of the stories involved would be enjoyable to anyone as a first time listener of something in the Panamindorah timeline of books. Second, if they had previously listened to any of the stories by the author, this anthology of shorts is a great "fleshing out" of several of the characters involved. It makes for a great addition to the already good tales that are related to this.

What other book might you compare When We Were Young to and why?

I cannot think of anything that I have heard that I can relate it to. It is all such an original world. But, if I had to put it next to something, I would probably have to go with likening it to the Dragonlance or Forgotten Realms books, but without the magic. The fantasy multiracial interaction is similar.

Which scene was your favorite?

I really liked the story of Silas and Percy. I think Silas is my favorite character of all so far in the Panamindorah world the author has created. Seeing a bit of how Silas got his start was fun and enjoyable to me.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did laugh at the shenanigans that Silas was put into at the card game. It was quite enjoyable to listen to that part.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this audiobook to anyone interested in a very complete fantasy world. The production and narration was fantastic! And the stories were very well written and wholly encompassing to themselves. I would have enjoyed this without already reading any of the rest of the series of books. Totally enjoyable listen!

  • Tourists of the Apocalypse

  • By: C. F. Waller
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 301

Dylan Townsend stands on the beach watching commercial jets fall out of the sky like oak leaves twirling in the wind. A wing shears off the one closest to the shore just before it splashes down in the sea. Why was she telling him this outlandish story? What sort of tourist agency would offer people a front row seat to the end of the world? More importantly, why would anyone book such a vacation if there wasn't any way home afterward?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • State of the Art Bang-Bang

  • By Kindle Customer on 04-06-18

Very Refreshing Plot!

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

Reviewed: 06-19-17

What made the experience of listening to Tourists of the Apocalypse the most enjoyable?

I really liked it because it was such a fresh take on the apocalypse. Where the Apocalypse itself was the back drop and not the main character, so to speak. The scifi tech involved is put together wonderfully and the characters are very well developed.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Tourists of the Apocalypse?

With out spoiling anything..... The best part for me was the "This is MY Road" part! I rewound it and listened to it again...probably 3 times!

Have you listened to any of J. Scott Bennett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This was my first story by this author. I will definitely check out more of his work.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Spoiler----- The choice of Dylan making the trip back and giving up all he loved was difficult to take.

Any additional comments?

This is a very original tale. I do highly recommend it if you like apocalyptic stories without zombies. I truly enjoyed this story. And, the narrator did a superb job and was very involved and interesting to listen to. I will also look into more stories that he reads as well.

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