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  • Into the Abyss

  • Demons of Astlan Series, Book 1
  • By: J. L. Langland
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 24 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,040
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,037

It turns out, the "Demon Weed" actually is a gateway drug! Who knew? Tom Perkinje certainly didn't. He had never smoked anything in his life, but as the new kid in town trying to make friends, he foolishly let his new buddy Reggie talk him into trying a joint that he'd picked up from a new dealer. Before he knew it, Tom was having a seriously bad trip; a total out-of-body experience where the world had dissolved around him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't like it at first...

  • By Sean on 06-08-17

I didn't like it at first...

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

Reviewed: 06-08-17

I didn't like it at first..

I actually read the first few chapters on my kindle using the sample and didn't care for it, I didn't dislike it but it seemed a little too YA for me but it's is about 16 year old teen so that's to be understood . But I saw it on Audible and listened to the sample and thought I'd spend a credit on it ( understand that I had about 6 credits banked and was really desperate to listen to anything ) I am now however 4/5th of the way through and haven't been able to stop listening to it since I got home from work which was about 3 hours ago and that's how it's been the last three days. If you like this genre then I recommend this audiobook. I've really enjoyed listening to it, I'm 11 hours in and don't want it to end.

24 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • Stiger's Tigers

  • Chronicles of an Imperial Legionary Officer, Book 1
  • By: Marc Alan Edelheit
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 867
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 865

The empire has endured many centuries but is now threatened by multiple wars and a major rebellion in the South. A nobleman from an infamous family, an imperial legionary officer, a fighter, and a right proper bastard of a man, Captain Ben Stiger finds himself reassigned from a crack legion to the rebellion simmering in the South. Placed in command of a truly terrible company, the 85th Imperial Foot, he is unknowingly sent on a suicide mission to resupply an isolated outpost, the garrison of Vrell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful New spin on High Fantasy

  • By E. Atkinson on 10-25-16

A really good story

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

Reviewed: 02-11-17

I was debating what to read when I remembered that I had bought this story a while ago but hadn't gotten around to listening to it. I'm glad I remembered. The story follows a young captain set in a Roman imperial type world who is sent south to a new command at the edge of the empire fighting a rebellion. The military parts are done well and while there isn't a whole lot of action in the beginning the story keeps your attention and continues to pick up the pace as it delves deeper into the plot. There is magic but it's not pervasive but does play a role, magic it seems is a rare thing. Throw in an elf, a paladin, references to dwarves and the battles of gods using mortal men as their champions and you've got yourself the beginnings of a great fantasy series. I'm excited to learn more about the world and the powers in it. I've already bought the sequel and am writing this review as I wait for it to download. I'm an avid read of fantasy and military sci fi and recommend this book to any who also enjoy those genres. This was a token well spent. Enjoy.

  • TFS Ingenuity

  • The Terran Fleet Command Saga, Book 1
  • By: Tori L. Harris
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,049
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988

It's the year 2277. For 50 years, Earth has received mysterious data transmissions from random locations in deep space. The streams include advanced technology, allowing humans to achieve faster-than-light travel virtually overnight. As we prepare to take our first tentative steps into interstellar space, we know almost nothing about our alien benefactors, and their motivations remain unexplained.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More please

  • By Tm on 05-11-16

It was good but short

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

Reviewed: 10-26-16

For $18 I expect to receive a full story. What I got was about the first third of what looks to be a really good story but still much too short for the price. I'll be purchasing the next audio book because I have a spare credit but I'll probably continue this story on my kindle.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Master of Formalities

  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,051
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,789
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,780

Even when finding oneself engaged in interstellar war, good form must be observed. Our story is set thousands of years after the Terran Exodus, where two powerful, planet-dominating families - the elegant House Jakabitus and the less refined Hahn Empire - have reached a critical point in their generations-long war. Master Hennik, the Hahn ruler's only son, has been captured, and the disposition of his internment may represent a last and welcome chance for peace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Looking forward to the sequel

  • By Nothing really matters on 07-21-16

Really Dissapointed

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

Reviewed: 08-20-15

I was a fan of Scott Meyers previous books. They're fast paced, tell a decent story and keep you interested the entire time. This story was not so, I tried on three different occasions over three weeks to get into the story and have not been able to become invested in the book at all. I'm halfway through the story and am not sure if I'll ever finish it. I care not at all for any of the characters, none of them are interesting or exciting, the only character i remotely care about is a minor one who is a servant that becomes a sue chef but who has no bearing on the plot so far. The story progress is slow and tedious, with absolutely no action and very poor and uninteresting drama. The antagonist is a annoying and I hope he dies but instead of creating this need to see the antagonist get his due, it only really drives me to put the story down as the surrounding actions of the supporting characters are extremely lame and frustrating. I know some people enjoy that feeling of wanting to pull their own hair out a just hate all the characters because they're idiots and the characters stupidity and lack of common sense drives the reader to read further but that's not me. I'll read another Scott Meyer book but not anything like this.

15 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • Dreadnaught

  • The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel, Jack Campbell - introduction
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,991
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,188

The first book of best-selling sci-fi author Jack Campbell’s new series Beyond the Frontier returns to find Captain John “Black Jack" Geary, the hero of the Lost Fleet series, awoken from cryogenic sleep to take command of the fleet. Geary’s legendary exploits have earned him the adoration of the people—and the enmity of politicians convinced that a living hero can be a very inconvenient thing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Got me into audio science fiction audio books!

  • By ApplesOverOranges on 07-06-13

Same as the previous stories

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

Reviewed: 04-24-15

This story could be half the length if it didn't repeat half of the things that were in the previous books. This one is nothing new, same old stupid attempts at making political maneuvering seem important but you already know that Admiral Geary will find a 'honorable' way to twist the situation to his advantage but only after he tells himself that he can't or he doesn't know how about twenty times. Geary and his new wife continue to beat themselves up about their feelings for one another as if they didn't already get married. Basic information is repeated again and again as if we the readers were completely unaware of what already happened. Geary Caltains continue to act stupid and undisciplined even though he's shown him self to be more than competent to lead them, you just want Geary to get up and punch the stupid idiots but that doesn't happen because Geary refuses to act unless it's within orders. The only good parts of the story are the brief but intense battle scenes but other than that it's mostly previous plots rehashed in a not so new way. I was hoping that the start of this new but continuing series would be better but that was silly. It's not worth the time let alone the money for you to buy this book. Check out something else is my suggestion.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Rookie: Book 1

  • Galactic Football League
  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Scott Sigler
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 572
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 570

Set in a lethal pro football league 700 years in the future, The Rookie is a story that combines the intense gridiron action of Any Given Sunday with the space opera style of Star Wars and the criminal underworld of The Godfather. Aliens and humans alike play positions based on physiology, creating receivers that jump 25 feet into the air, linemen that bench-press 1,200 pounds, and linebackers that literally want to eat you. Organized crime runs every franchise, games are fixed, and rival players are assassinated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Book

  • By Big Daddy JMC on 12-07-14

Really Good

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

Reviewed: 04-10-15

The story itself is entertaining, it follows a self centered football rookie who through the course of the season pulls his out of the sand to become a leader for his team. What makes this book even better is the level of production that was put into the audiobook. The performance of the Narrator is fantastic, the different voices are great, the additional music wonderful and the sound effects make you feel like your in the story itself. I've listened to a lot of audio books and this was one of the better performed stories.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful