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  • Depth of Winter

  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,650
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,554
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,543

In Craig Johnson's latest mystery, Depth of Winter, an international hit man and the head of one of the most vicious drug cartels in Mexico has kidnapped Walt's beloved daughter, Cady, to auction her off to his worst enemies, of which there are many. The American government is of limited help and the Mexican one even less. Walt heads into the 110-degree heat of the Northern Mexican desert alone, one man against an army.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I miss Vic and Henry!

  • By Nancy R on 09-06-18

How many times do you let the bad guy go?

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

In an effort to show in a ham fisted way that good prevails over evil, Walt keeps letting the bad guy go. Invariably, the bad guy comes back to kill more people and advance the story line. It was very frustrating. If he shot the bad guy at first, none of this would happen.

The story repeats itself as walt gets captured. Escapes. Has a leg up on the bad guy but let’s him go.

Vic and the other characters weren’t in this one and it no fun at all.

I would skip this one and wait for his next book

  • Johnny

  • By: D. J. Molles
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 773
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 720

Aubrey St. James is in trouble. She's locked in a cell at a government black site. She doesn't know where that site is or how the hell she got there. But she knows that it has something to do with the stranger she rescued from the river. Someone - or some thing - called Johnny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What an amazing book!

  • By Billy on 07-09-18

Good story but it drags on way too long

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

The premise of the story is good but there is so many descriptions of what is going on inside it’s character’s heads that it becomes boring and very annoying till the end where we get some action and the ending is fine.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Spy

  • Jed Walker Series, Book 1
  • By: James Phelan
  • Narrated by: Mulraney Adrian
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 583
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 537
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 538

A sinister group - code-named Zodiac - has launched devastating global attacks. Twelve targets across the world, 12 code-named missions. Operating distinct sleeper cells, they are the ultimate terrorist organisation, watching and waiting for a precise attack to activate the next group. It is a frightening and deadly efficient way to stay one step ahead. And cause the most chaos. For ex-CIA operative Jed Walker, chaos is his profession. On the outer, burned by his former agency, he is determined to clear his name.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible Performance

  • By Robert on 06-08-18

Smart yet stupid hero. The Nicolas Sparks of the action genre

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

Walker is so smart then he miles the most stupid mistakes. He doesn’t tell anyone around him what’s going on and wants to be the lone hero. The problem is, if he had told heather story, there would be no story. It was an agonizing read. The plot contrived and made no sense. Dead bodies line up without any repercussions. The bad guy killing people with efficiency but dies to a tied up man...The ending was awful. I know he wants to sell more books but it added insult to injury.

I won’t buy anymore of this guy’s books


  • Hero Forged

  • Ethereal Earth, Book 1
  • By: Josh Erikson
  • Narrated by: Josh Erikson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,070
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,011
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,007

Gabriel Delling might call himself a professional con artist, but when walking superstitions start trying to bite his face off, his charm is shockingly unhelpful. It turns out living nightmares almost never appreciate a good joke. Together with a succubus who insists on constantly saving his life, Gabe desperately tries to survive a new reality that suddenly features demons, legends, and a giant locust named Dale - all of whom pretty much hate his guts. And when an ancient horror comes hunting for a spirit locked in his head, Gabe finds himself faced with the excruciating choice between death...or becoming some kind of freaking hero.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly Good

  • By Steelgator on 07-21-18

Great new author

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

Very fun read. Can’t wait for the next one. I bought this on a whim and was pleasantly surprised. The characters are well fleshed out. There are very few plot holes. The world is interesting and refreshing compared to all the urban fiction out there.

The pace of the story is great and I’ll definitely buy the next installment

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Axe and the Throne

  • Bounds of Redemption, Volume 1
  • By: M. D. Ireman
  • Narrated by: Matt Cowlrick
  • Length: 22 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 863
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 805
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 805

It is a fool's errand, and Tallos knows it, but against his own better judgment and the pleading of his wife, Tallos has committed himself to a voyage north. His lifelong friend's eldest sons are said to have been taken by Northmen, a raiding people ill-reputed for their savagery. The boys are already dead, Tallos knows, and in that dark place of grim reasoning he wishes only to find their corpses quickly so he can fulfill his promise and return to his wife. Instead, he finds something far worse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just what fantasy needs.

  • By Karl on 04-06-16

Game of throne wanna be, but even BETTER.

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

Reviewed: 07-26-18

Lots of characters and intrigue. Very deep and detailed. It ends in cliff hanger. Not sure if I’ll pick up the next one. Listening to the first game of thrones to see which is better.

addendum: I slogged through 12 hours of the first game of thrones and The Axe and the throne is definitely much better. The characters are darker and more multifaceted. Each character has good and bad traits. Game of thrones was like a soap opera. Lots of court intrigue and misunderstandings... I ended up returning the game of thrones and cant wait for the next Axe and the Throne to come out. Also, this narrator is much better too.

  • Dante's Immortality: Beginnings

  • By: Antonio Terzini
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,925
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,821
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,823

For those who reside in the outer regions of Aleria, the day of bestowal is what determines their destiny. It is the holy day of the Goddess. The day that allows those of age to step forward and receive their blessing, to embark on the path that she has chosen for them. To receive their Classification, which dictates their strength and ability. For those people, the holy day of bestowal represents fate itself. For Dante, it represents salvation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Amazing story that sucks you in in seconds

  • By Ray Johnson on 05-03-18

Great book

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

Reviewed: 06-30-18

Can’t wait for next one. Loved the story and the world. Interesting characters. well developed

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Gift of Time

  • By: Jerry Merritt
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,315
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,972
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,956

When Micajah Fenton discovers a crater in his front yard with a broken time glider in the bottom and a naked, virtual woman on his lawn, he delays his plans to kill himself. While helping repair the marooned time traveler's glider, Cager realizes it can return him to his past to correct a mistake that had haunted him his entire life. As payment for his help, the virtual creature living in the circuitry of the marooned glider, sends Cager back in time as his 10-year-old self.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smart and original

  • By J. OBrennan on 12-29-17

Best book I’ve read in five years

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

Reviewed: 05-13-18

The story, characters, concepts come alive. My previous time favorite time travel book was “replay”. This is even better!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Apostles of Doom

  • Demons of Astlan, Book 3
  • By: J. L. Langland
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 30 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 711
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 665
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 664

After 4,000 years of waiting, Prophecy has been fulfilled! The Dark Lord Tommus, heir to the Throne of Orcus, has relit Mount Doom in the Abyss! It is time for the Orcs to reclaim their rightful place in the multiverse! As the orcs rejoice and race to rebuild the connections between their worlds and the Abyss and the alvar gird for war, Tom discovers his new home comes with some unexpected guests - guests who may provide him with leverage in his conflict with the god Tiernon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite world

  • By Joshua Vanyo on 10-31-17

Can’t wait for next one!

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

Reviewed: 12-24-17

A lot of the plot lines come together. There are no annoying plot holes or contrived situations that fill other less enjoyable books. The characters are very fleshed out. I really enjoyed this series and can’t wait for the next one to come out

  • Asylum

  • The Afterlife Investigations, Book 1
  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 556
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 514

College professor Stephen Barlow needs cash. Badly. He puts his skepticism aside and signs on to a paranormal research organization in the hopes of scoring a fat bonus. Enter Chaythe Asylum: a long-shuttered and controversial institution where patients were allegedly subjected to unethical experiments. Stephen deems the old building, closed in 1989 after a series of grisly murders, as good a place as any to explore the possibility of the supernatural, and arranges to take a tour with his students. But it turns out that the asylum is not as abandoned as it seems. There is something sinister in the building.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A ghost story

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-14-17

Good but too short

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

Great story with a decent ending. Too short. He took a long book and cut it up into a trilogy. It worked. I️ bought the other two books.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Cursed

  • The Thrice Cursed Mage, Book 1
  • By: J. A. Cipriano
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 169

My name is Mac Brennan, and that's the only thing I can remember about myself. Not why I woke up in a dumpster. Not why my right arm is as black as pitch and covered in glowing red tattoos, and certainly not why a vicious death cult is after me. Actually, that last part isn't true. I know why the death cult is after me. It's because I saved that damned girl from them. I didn't know who she was at the time, but I'd have done it anyway. I just don't like it when girls get beat up; call me old fashioned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A big MAC attack

  • By Ray Johnson on 03-25-18

The Michael bay of novel writing

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

Reviewed: 10-29-17

The book is nonstop action as it goes from one fight scene to the next. The main character has amnesia so there’s not much character development. The whole book is about him rescuing a woman that he just met and has no connection with.

Also every literary cliche is used throughout this book. I had bought the second book by mistake so I got this one to read first. I hope the next one is better.