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  • On Basilisk Station

  • Honor Harrington, Book 1
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,522
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,704
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,699

Honor Harrington has been exiled to Basilisk station and given an antique ship to police the system. The vindictive superior who sent her there wants her to fail. But he made one mistake: he's made her mad....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thanks for the memories

  • By ShySusan on 03-23-13

Incredible SciFi series!

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

Reviewed: 12-16-18

The MC is an amazing woman in a military world that requires balls and diplomacy! This is not just a great space adventure complete with lots of nail-biting battles but a more accurate portrayal of the side effects of war and the committed soldiers forced to deal with politics. The reader is mind-blowing and her talents are easily the equal of Luke Daniels and Nick Podehl.

  • The Honor of the Queen

  • Honor Harrington, Book 2
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,394
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,399

It's hard to give peace a chance when the other side regards conquest as the only option and a sneak attack as the best means to that end. That's why the Kingdom of Manticore needs allies against the Republic of Haven, and the planet Grayson is strategically situated to make a very good ally indeed. But Her Majesty’s Foreign Office overlooked a “minor cultural difference” when they chose Honor Harrington to carry the flag: women on the planet of Grayson are without rank or rights and Honor’s mere presence is an intolerable affront to every male on the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Following on in the series - Book 2

  • By Richard on 03-21-10

OMG!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

Love this series! Hard core space battles, fascinating characters and very realistic engagements! Fast-paced and excellently read!! The author does not glorify war nor does he look away from the damage it does: instead, he shows what our Soldiers have to deal with and creates even more respect for the choices they have to make! Excellence in leadership and very pro-female! Worth PAYING for if you don't have credits! Well done!

  • Strong Ending

  • A Journey from Combat to Comedy
  • By: Audible Originals
  • Narrated by: Mary-Louise Parker
  • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,664
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,167

It’s always hard to make the crowd laugh - especially when joking about war, PTSD, and mental health. Strong Ending follows three military veterans as they attempt to turn their most painful stories into laughs by participating in a stand-up comedy boot camp. After joining the military, deploying to combat zones, and coming home fundamentally changed, Michael Garvey, Isaura Ramirez, and Patrick Harth challenge themselves to share their stories on stage and perform original stand up-comedy about their experiences for a packed house. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favorite Member Selection so far

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-07-18

Must-read

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

Reviewed: 11-25-18

for anyone!! So inspiring and funny!! Hope they all find success in the comedy world!! Well-done!!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Angels and the Bad Man

  • The Technomancer Novels, Book 3
  • By: M. K. Gibson
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 57

Immediately after escaping Flotsam Prison, Salem finds himself in the middle of nowhere with the mad giant Chael and the teenage stowaway TJ. Salem’s mission is simple: find the Tears of God in seven days, or else his land, and the people residing there, will either be sold to a demonic lord or face death. The only things in his way are demonic Abominations, shape-shifting bison, murderous men, and the last remnant of an angelic choir. Salem pits everything he has, and everything he is, to hold on to hope and save his people. No pressure. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A unique take on classic themes

  • By Eric B. Simms on 09-02-18

This series just gets better!

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

Reviewed: 11-17-18

The best one so far! Great plot and character development! Great urban fansy with snark! Can't wait for the next one!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Butterfly Garden

  • By: Dot Hutchison
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo, Mel Foster
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,445
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,466
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,469

Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden. In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees...and a collection of precious "butterflies" - young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't let the negative reviews fool you...

  • By Angela Lee on 03-24-17

Best thriller since Girl with Dragon Tattoo

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

Loved it all!! Intense, scary plot combined with excellent MC's and well read. Please continue past the third!! Refreshing crime story from "victims" POV and Mayais so strong and fascinating!! Very original. Would make a great movie!!

  • The Roses of May

  • By: Dot Hutchison
  • Narrated by: Siiri Scott, Will Damron
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,003
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,799
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,791

Four months after the explosion at the Garden, a place where young women known as the Butterflies were kept captive, FBI agents Brandon Eddison, Victor Hanoverian, and Mercedes Ramirez are still entrenched in the aftermath, helping survivors in the process of adjusting to life on the outside. With winter coming to an end, the Butterflies have longer, warmer days of healing ahead.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I had expected

  • By Victoria on 07-05-17

Just as good

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

as the first!! Excellent plot, MC's and a great thriller!! This series is scary and humanizes the "victims". Had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. Onto the next and more please! I thought the readers did s great job:)

  • Inspector Hobbes and the Gold Diggers

  • Unhuman, Book 3
  • By: Wilkie Martin
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202

Receiving unwanted attention after foiling an armed robbery, the unhuman Inspector Hobbes takes a long-overdue camping holiday with Andy, his accident-prone friend, and Dregs, the delinquent dog. In the bleak and dangerous Blacker Mountains, Andy stumbles across something shocking before falling for an attractive widow, while Hobbes wonders why an old gold mine has reopened.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Creepy, Kooky, Mysterious and Quirky!!!

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 01-16-18

One of the BEST series out there!

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

High re-readabilty and thoroughly entertaining! Terry Pratchett had a love child with Rex Stout! Punny satire with an excellent mystery solved by a great cast. Perfectly read. The only problem is I have read all of them at least twice and craving more please!!

  • Black Swan Planet

  • By: James Peters
  • Narrated by: David Swanson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

Raka Varoule is a second-rate investigative reporter, traveling between the 27 worlds of the Galactic Empire exposing minor scandals. His big break comes when he weasels his way onto the emperor’s personal star-cruiser to report live, across the galaxy, how the emperor is celebrating his birthday. When he exposes the biggest scandal in galactic history, he narrowly escapes with the help of a drug runner, a dominatrix, and a monkey wearing assless chaps. Together, they search for an escape from the empire, a barbarian world outside Imperial control. Then things get weird.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Intergalactic funny adventure.

  • By cosmitron on 04-12-18

Excellent Space Opera!!

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

It's a cross between Hunter Thompson and Craig Alanson. A hilarious trip for all monkey lovin space adventurers...its absurd, awesome and more from this author and reader please!!

  • Stuff and Nonsense

  • Threadbare Series, Volume 1
  • By: Andrew Seiple
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 658
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 628
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624

Meet Threadbare. He is 12 inches tall, full of fluff, and really, really bad at being a hero. Magically animated and discarded by his maker as a failed experiment, he is saved by a little girl. But she's got problems of her own, and he might not be able to help her. Fortunately for the little golem, he's quick to find allies, learn skills, gain levels, and survive horrible predicaments. Which is good, because his creator has a whole lot of enemies …

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing tale you can't help but love

  • By Ray Johnson on 08-29-18

TOTALLY AWESOME!!

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

I love everything about this book!! I hope this series never ends!! Definetely the perfect Lit RPG book out there...think Ready Player One meets Kill The Farm Boy. Tolkien reference earned!! Keep the reader, he is perfect!!

  • Kill the Farm Boy

  • The Tales of Pell Series, Book 1
  • By: Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,009
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 967
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 965

A plucky farm boy will find more than he's bargained for on his quest to awaken the sleeping princess in her cursed tower. First there's the Dark Lord, who wishes for the boy's untimely death...and also very fine cheese. Then there's a bard without a song in her heart but with a very adorable and fuzzy tail, an assassin who fears not the night but is terrified of chickens, and a mighty fighter more frightened of her sword than of her chain-mail bikini. This journey will lead to sinister umlauts, a trash-talking goat, and the Dread Necromancer Steve....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A forgettable story with none of the iron Druid charm

  • By Adam on 07-23-18

Loved it! Hearne+ Dawson+Daniels

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

=SUPER TEAM!! From the outrageously funny puns to the exceptional charachters to the ther outstanding performance this is PERFECTION!! LISTENING TO THIS BOOK MAKES IT 10X BETTER AND IT WAS GREAT FUN!! NO WAY DO YOU WANT TO