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  • Monster Empire

  • By: Michael-Scott Earle
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,047
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 996
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 996

Step 1 - Find beautiful monster girl. Step 2 - Bed beautiful monster girl. Step 3 - Make half-monster-half-human child that has magical abilities with beautiful monster girl. Step 4 - Go to Step 1 with different monster girl until an unstoppable horde is made. Step 5 - Conquer the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good premise, but thin build up

  • By Scott on 10-19-18

Main characte sets up shop between all his enemies

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

Reviewed: 12-15-18


If you like Tamer, you may or may not like this story. The main character comes across like he was the spitting image of the protagonist is that story. My main complaint is he was even more perfect than in Tamer.

Although the story wasn't terrible, the narrator was. He had only one serious flaw and that was that his female voice was like a transvestite football linebacker. The voice of the female characters made me cringe the whole way through the story.


I truly don't understand how the main character decided that he didn't want to go home to his family or his soldiers in such short order. He also decided that it's perfectly practical to live smack dab in between to towns that are hunting him and thirty minutes away from a monster den that he kicks like an anthill.

  • Stone Raiders' Return

  • Emerilia, Volume 6
  • By: Michael Chatfield
  • Narrated by: Tristan Morris
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 649
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 613
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 613

As the Stone Raiders have grown in power, they have started to attract the eyes of established powers. Gudalo has become a viper's nest of schemers as the Gudalo Kingdom’s situation turns dire. They might have fled the Selhi Capitol, but as Selhi is learning, one doesn’t simply get away with acting out against the Stone Raiders. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Hit.

  • By RukiaBlackBlazer on 07-01-18

A Fading Story

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

I'll be honest. This story has been dying for a while now. I bought this just because I like to shout "Stone Raiders!"

Party Zero is so overpowered that I feel no investment in them. If you have a problem, send Party Zero. If the task is impossible send Dave.

The crazy high stat points and levels seem so cartoonish that I have a hard time not picturing every character as avatars straight out of World of Warcraft. There is no danger so maybe that's why there's no character. Even the narrator doesn't get excited when he says 'woohoo'.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Bathrobe Knight: Volume 1

  • By: Charles Dean
  • Narrated by: Matthew Broadhead
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 777
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 738
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736

Darwin, a video game addict, is sitting in his bathrobe and slippers playing his favorite MMO on a Christmas night when an uninvited guest breaks into his house to steal his belongings. After the scuffle is over he finds himself transported into one of the sword and magic RPG-style MMOs that he has always loved to play, albeit one he has never heard of, where he has to overcome trials and tribulations at every turn as he fights for his life alongside new companions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Spoons and bathrobes rocking the battlefield

  • By Ray Johnson on 01-31-18

Nope

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

Reviewed: 06-28-18

I struggled to finish it. in fact, I didn't even finish the bonus chapter.

there are good things about this book but not enough that it's worth reviewing them. so, let's talk about the bad. One: how does the character end up in this world? it made zero sense and instead of making an interesting quest to find out, it turns into a shrug and 'oh well'. Two: There is no connection to the characters. In fact, you almost wish something tragic would happen to them to incite some interest in them. The main female character is such a mewling quim that I can't stand it. Three: Who is the protagonist? Is it the PK guild? Is it the AI? Where is the source of the conflict? Four: spoon? Seriously, it could have been funny but wasn't.

  • Fluency

  • By: Jennifer Foehner Wells
  • Narrated by: Susanna Burney
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,595
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,601

NASA discovered the alien ship lurking in the asteroid belt in the 1960's. They kept the Target under intense surveillance for decades, letting the public believe they were exploring the solar system, while they worked feverishly to refine the technology needed to reach it. Dr. Jane Holloway is content documenting nearly-extinct languages and had never contemplated becoming an astronaut. But when NASA recruits her to join a team of military scientists for an expedition to the Target, it's an adventure she can't refuse.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Fluency is anything but fluent

  • By D. Backshall on 07-15-17

Space Erotica

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

Reviewed: 06-18-18

If I had only known that this was a space romance.

The soldier is a stereotype. The engineer is horny. The doctor had no depth. And to top it off, the main character acts like a lovesick girl who can't remember that she's in danger and has been betrayed.

I simply can't finish this.

  • Viridian Gate Online: Imperial Legion

  • The Viridian Gate Archives, Book 4
  • By: James Hunter
  • Narrated by: Armen Taylor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 939
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 894
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 894

December, 2042: The Imperial Legion marches, and war looms on the horizon. Jack Mitchel and his misfit crew of rebels never wanted a fight with the Empire, but the time for diplomacy has passed. Ruthless tech genius Robert Osmark is coming, and trailing behind him is a vast army determined to wipe the Crimson Alliance from the face of Eldgard. Impossibly, Jack has united the warring Murk Elf clans under his banner, but even with their aid, the Alliance is still badly outnumbered, and Osmark has some nasty tricks up his sleeves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grim Jack is back and you're gonna be in trouble

  • By Ray Johnson on 04-23-18

Where are we?

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

Reviewed: 03-14-18

I'm definitely losing interest in this story. Giant two handed swords with glowing runes. 'Steampunk' garb and tools. All I see is world of Warcraft and I can't pretend it isn't.

Perhaps it's my disappointment in the visuals that caused me to notice the writing was frustrating as well. Simile after simile after simile. My eyes began to roll wondering how many times the author must have typed "like a".

*spoiler*
Finally, the course of the characters seemed forced to me. Why did it have to be the spider queen that brought Jack to the dungeon? Why didn't Jack warn the dungeon boss that he just befriended that there's a major raid going on and to watch his back? Why was Jack so gung- ho to face the emperor (like a newb idiot) but didn't take the few seconds required to pound him like a tent stake when he had the chance?

I can only give the book a 3/5 mostly due to the previous story line that brought us here.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Heavier Than a Mountain

  • Destiny's Crucible, Book 3
  • By: Olan Thorensen
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 21 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,936
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,718
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,712

A freak accident casts Joe Colsco naked onto another planet inhabited by humans with technology circa 1700. In time, Joe, now known as Yozef Kolsko, makes the difficult acceptance of a new life. But he has become embroiled in a struggle beyond any dream he could have had. The Narthani are a militant society intent on subjugating the Caedelli, the people he's come to identify with. Unwittingly, the Narthani themselves are creating an opponent unlike any they have ever faced, an enemy beyond their conceptions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • And Even Heavier to Read

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 10-15-17

He's no hero

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

Reviewed: 01-03-18

Don't be discouraged. The first few chapters seem as though the author intended to retell the previous books but that isn't so.

The story progresses with all the main characters and even a few minor ones. As the conflict escalates you're given an opportunity to decide for yourself just how you feel about each individual.

Joseph is no hero. In fact, I find it difficult to identify with him. He's afraid to trust anyone with his secret afraid for his life and the change to society that he may bring, including his wife even after she is directly affected by it. He is Joseph Kolsko, strange but trustworthy. Not anywhere in these stories is he ever in danger of being burned at the stake. He's supposed to be a chemist but he is in fact a jack of all trades. He has knowledge in biology, metallurgy, warfare, medicine, psychology, you name it and everyone trust him.

There is room for confession in the next story even as a new element is introduced to the war.

  • 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 1,088
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018

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 want a refund

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

Reviewed: 11-04-17

I really tried, I swear I did. Let's skip the whole ' weed is the gateway drug to hell', that's kind of funny. But a sixteen year old boy dies and is turned into a demon and figures 'what the hell, just go with it ' Is maddening! Then the endless chanting in Latin. And why is the head of the school so ready to commit his students to war?

I can't comprehend how a book that is twenty-four hours in reading has so little definition to not only the plot, but the characters as well.

The narrator sounds like a grade school teacher sitting in class reading from "Where the sidewalk Ends" which I think would be a real treat for kids visiting the local library on a Sunday.

There's just no way I can expect this story to improve after four hours of reading and I honestly want my credit back.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Wild Wastes

  • By: Randi Darren
  • Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,005
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,897
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,887

In The Waste, every fantasy creature, fairytale demon, or mythological monster exists. From orcs, to neriads, ogres, trolls, wraiths, elves, harpies, and even beastmen. They all exist, and all despise humankind. In the ruins of the west and east coasts, new governments have arisen. With new jobs. Vince is a Ranger, a profession whose sole job duty is surviving in the waste, and taking missions from the Ranger Guild. Be it courier services, escorts, or simply exploring tombs and cities.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantasy Venture, Mythical Creatures; and One Stud

  • By Don Gilbert on 09-26-18

Give me more

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

Reviewed: 10-26-17

This is now my most desired series. I'm one part thrilled, one part abashed and one part aroused. A combination that confuses the genre of fantasy; fills every expectation and than some.

  • Super Sales on Super Heroes

  • By: William D. Arand
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,408
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,061
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,047

In a world full of super powers, Felix has a pretty crappy one. He has the ability to modify any item he owns. To upgrade anything. Sounds great on paper. Almost like a video game. Except that the amount of power it takes to actually change, modify, or upgrade anything worthwhile is beyond his abilities. With that in mind, Felix settled into a normal life. A normal job. His entire world changes when the city he lives in is taken over by a super villain. Becoming a country of one city. A city state.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lot better than I thought it would be

  • By Phillip hinch on 07-08-17

Don't stop! Don't stop!

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

Reviewed: 08-02-17

I squealed like a little girl. hard to admit, but I did. So many times I rewound scenes tip grease out two or three times. PANCAKES!

  • Fear the Sky

  • The Fear Saga, Book 1
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,122

From the Audie-nominated narrator of The Martian. In eleven years' time, a million members of an alien race will arrive at Earth. Years before they enter orbit, their approach will be announced by the flare of a thousand flames in the sky, their ships' huge engines burning hard to slow them from the vast speeds needed to cross interstellar space. These foreboding lights will shine in our night sky like new stars, getting ever brighter until they outshine even the sun, casting ominous shadows and banishing the night until they suddenly blink out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly Enjoyable

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 01-17-16

Science V Fiction

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

Reviewed: 07-22-17

Where does Fear the Sky rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I'm tempted to give this book a 3/5 but I love to listen to R.C. Bray. It may get a second reading but it certainly isn't going to make me shout praises for the story.

The author has good ideas but its plain to see that he gets his military information from Wikipedia. Sometimes; even often, it's cringe-worthy to listen to wholly inaccurate scenes. Pilots who are only knocked out by 15g turns. Radar guided missiles following heat trails, vaults inside of ships exclusive to the captain, etc. etc..

What did you like best about this story?

I always like the idea of humanity facing against the odds, particularly in a good sci-fi story. In this, the people are ignorant of what's happening to their world while a handful of scientist and military work around their government only to keep it from shooting itself in its own foot.

What does R.C. Bray bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

R.C. Bray has a tenor to his voice that wouldn't come naturally to mind without his prompting. He's one of the narrators that convince me that a sergeant is standing there berating some poor fellow that's screwed up and is thinking of a way to make his life hell. On the other hand, when a female character is leading there is no effort to imitate a females alto voice to force the characters gender. I like that he can work both genders unlike some readers.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

From the stars they'll reign.