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  • Dire: Wars

  • The Dire Saga, Book 4
  • By: Andrew Seiple
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 41

During Doctor Dire's undercover stay in a quiet banana republic, revolution interrupts her sinister master plan. Forced into action to once again prevent genocide, she ends up taking on far more responsibility than she ever wanted. With the fate of an entire nation in her hands, and the enemies against her both hidden and blatant, she'll be hard-pressed to give her adopted country a happy ending. But she is Dire, and her enemies will fear her before all is done.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner!

  • By swyrlgirl on 03-16-19

Another winner!

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

Reviewed: 03-16-19

I love the concept of a super genius making the world better in such a Dire way! Simple shines in any genre and his readers are top drawer!

  • The Sidekicks Initiative: A Comedy Superhero Adventure

  • By: Barry J. Hutchison
  • Narrated by: Phil Thron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177

When sworn protectors of Earth, the Justice Platoon, are all horribly killed, their former arch-enemies come crawling out of the woodwork. Outnumbered, outgunned, and out of options, the US government has no choice but to activate the Sidekicks Initiative, dragging the Platoon's middle-aged ex-sidekicks out of retirement. Now these three reluctant, out of shape former child-wonders must work together to stop the rising tide of supervillainy, avenge their former mentors' deaths, and bring the world back from the brink of destruction. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All hail THE Butterfly King! Ummm... I mean Randy😜

  • By C. White on 02-20-19

Hutchinson scores again!!

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

Reviewed: 03-13-19

I love all his books and this one was no different!! His sense of humor combined with Phil Throm is pure gold. If you haven't read Space Team or Deadman Dan you are MISSING OUT!!

  • Black Swan Antithesis

  • Black Swan Planet Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: James Peters
  • Narrated by: David Swanson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Raka Varoule survived the events of Black Swan Planet and returns to Earth, but things have changed. What has happened to the people he knew and cared for, and is Marco still wearing assless chaps? Find out in Black Swan Antithesis

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Saturday Night Live in Space

  • By Cindy on 01-17-19

Even better than the first

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

Reviewed: 03-07-19

Great characters in another epic space adventure! The plots are insane and the writing style is reminiscent of Hunter Thompson which the reader channels as well as the author. More please!

  • Killer by Nature

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jan Smith
  • Narrated by: Angela Griffin, Robert James-Collier, Katherine Kelly, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,538
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,497

Dr. Diane Buckley, a talented freelance forensic psychologist, is drafted in to examine a grisly murder – a body found in a children's playground. The murder carries all the hallmarks of one of her most famous incarcerated clients, 'The Playground Killer' (aka Alfred Dinklage). In a series of intimate 1:1 sessions, Buckley has to race against time to unpick the facts and delve into Dinklage's often manipulative, complicated mind to understand his past whilst striving to prevent further murders....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • glad it was free, sad I used a free credit.

  • By River on 03-02-19

Well produced

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

Reviewed: 02-23-19

in every way. An excellent psychological thriller that I read in one sitting. Edge of your seat from start to finish. Gave the story 4 stars because of cliffhanger ending. Very engaging all around:)

  • The Others

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,726
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,572
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,559

Dan Delgado is a private investigator. He’s unenthusiastic, and unmatched. As a former San Francisco detective, he misses more meaningful work, but he hasn’t had the heart for it since his wife’s death five years prior. That is, until a phone call from a distraught mother, an illegal immigrant who can’t go to the police, puts him on the hunt for a missing little girl. By the time he reaches the mother’s small home, she’s missing, too. Then a team of heavily armed mercenaries arrive. Delgado and crew are plunged into a dangerous world of corporate competition, UFO lore, and government cover-ups.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Action packed humor

  • By Bree Salyer on 07-31-18

Unique and epic!

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

Reviewed: 02-20-19

Wow! Clear your calendar because this book never stops moving with incredible twists of plot and the MC's are so relatable!! I loved every minute of it. High re-readability and R.C. Bray nailed it again!!

  • The Speed of Sound

  • (Speed of Sound Thrillers, Book 1)
  • By: Eric Bernt
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,149

Harmony House is more than a “special place for special people.” It’s a think tank where high-functioning autistic savants harness their unique abilities for the benefit of society. Resident Eddie Parks’s contribution: an “echo box” that can re-create never-recorded sounds using acoustic archeology. All Eddie wants is to hear his late mother’s voice. But what he’s created is inadvertently posing a threat to national security. To Harmony House’s shadowy government backers and radical extremists, the echo box is the ultimate intelligence asset - an end to the very concept of secrecy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting...

  • By shelley on 06-02-18

EXCEPTIONAL Thriller!!

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

Reviewed: 02-12-19

Great concept and after a build up it races! The plot twists carried the pace and I love that the MC has Asperger's. The reader did an excellent job. only complaint was the cliffhanger ending and no 2nd book yet...I have to know what happens next! The MC's. are fascinating as is the secret of the Echo Box. I cant wait to see where it goes!

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  • Smoke and Summons

  • (Numina, Book 1)
  • By: Charlie N. Holmberg
  • Narrated by: Scott Merriman, Lauren Ezzo
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 135

As a human vessel for an ancient spirit, Sandis lives no ordinary life. At the command of her master, she can be transformed against her will into his weapon - a raging monster summoned to do his bidding. Unlike other vessels, Sandis can host extremely powerful spirits, but hosting such creatures can be fatal. To stay alive, she must run. And in a city fueled by smoke and corruption, she finds a surprising ally. A cunning thief for hire, Rone owns a rare device that grants him immortality for one minute every day - an advantage that will come in handy in Sandis’s fight for freedom.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well written

  • By Rauni whisenant on 03-06-19

Better than Paper Magician!

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

Reviewed: 02-10-19

Wow! What a great story and the MCs are amazing! Reminds me of The Talisman in regards to the dangers, friendships and twists of 2 hunted and haunted people on a perilous quest. Well read and hopefully she will write many more in this series!

  • Trail of Lightning

  • By: Rebecca Roanhorse
  • Narrated by: Tanis Parenteau
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,267
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,269

The sudden rising waters of a climate apocalypse have destroyed most of the planet…yet out of these waters, Dinétah, a former Navajo reservation, has been miraculously reborn. Listen along as Tanis Parenteau's impeccable narration, capturing the rhythms of Navajo speech, fully envelopes you into the Sixth World. Trail of Lightning follows our heroine as she walks the land alongside gods, heroes of legend, and monsters alike. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING STORY

  • By Annie Slasher (Booked & Loaded) on 01-14-19

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

This is a great story...well written, researched and read. LOVE THE MC's. MORE ASAP PLEASE!!

  • Night Watch

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,097
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,405
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,406

Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch had it all. But now he's back in his own rough, tough past without even the clothes he was standing up in when the lightning struck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pratchett's Best and Grossly Overlooked in the US

  • By Cathy M. Hall on 06-26-10

DISCWORLD RULES!!

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

This is one of my favorites from the whole series! And I LOVE DISCWORLD! As relevant and funny as it ever was...give yourself a treat and check it out!!

  • Space Police: Attack of the Mammary Clans

  • An Almost Funny Scifi Space Comedy, Book 1
  • By: David Blake
  • Narrated by: Jack Dundon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

It's the 25th century, and the American President has taken over the world. Meanwhile, after a cleaner unplugged his cryogenic freezing machine by accident, Detective Inspector Capstan wakes up to find that he's been in a state of suspended animation for more than 400 years. As he's forced to adjust to life in the future, he finds himself reinstated as a policeman, and together with the great-great-great-great-grandson of his former subordinate, Sergeant Dewbush, he's put on the case of a missing cow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Narrator

  • By Tyler on 06-27-18

Well done!

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

Especially for the first in a series! Clever and well read. Looking forward to more!