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  • The Society of the Sword Trilogy

  • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 31 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,081
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,073

When Soren is plucked from the streets and given a place at the prestigious academy of swordsmanship, he thinks his dream of being a great swordsman has become a possibility. However, with great intrigues unfolding all around him, Soren discovers that he is little more than a pawn to the ambitions of others.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Series Overall, but seemed Rushed

  • By Daniel on 10-15-17

a Faint Blue Glow

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

I enjoyed the story from start to finish. Kept me engaged. lots of action. Mr. Perkins did great job. This would make a good movie. It would be like the medieval matrix. overall good story. Worth the credit.

  • Zero Hour

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 5
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20,512
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,221

United Nations Special Operations Command sent an elite expeditionary force of soldiers and pilots out on a simple recon mission, and somehow along the way they sparked an alien civil war. Now the not-at-all-merry band of pirates is in desperate trouble, again. Their stolen alien starship is falling apart, thousands of light years from home. The ancient alien AI they nicknamed Skippy is apparently dead, and even if they can by some miracle revive him, he might never be the same.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Monkeys kick A**, but......

  • By Beachcombers on 02-14-18

magnificent

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

Must say I have loved every story in this series. Skippy is awesome. All these cliff hangers I must say are B.S.

  • Infinite

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,760
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,741

The Galahad, a faster-than-light spacecraft, carries 50 scientists and engineers on a mission to prepare Kepler 452b, Earth's nearest habitable neighbor at 1400 light years away. With Earth no longer habitable and the Mars colony slowly failing, they are humanity's best hope. After 10 years in a failed cryogenic bed - body asleep, mind awake - William Chanokh's torture comes to an end as the fog clears, the hatch opens, and his friend and fellow hacker, Tom, greets him...by stabbing a screwdriver into his heart. This is the first time William dies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a rather complex science fiction story

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 12-26-17

very good

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

This story was very engaging. I enjoyed it very much. This story reminds me of the movie passengers, but not as boring. This is what that story should have been. RC Bray always does great. took a chance with this one. Was not disappointed.

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  • 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 6,321
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,977
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,961

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

good story

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

This was a random selection. It turned out to be pretty entertaining. overall good listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Winter's Fire

  • The Rise of Sigurd 2
  • By: Giles Kristian
  • Narrated by: Philip Stevens
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465

Sigurd Haraldarson has proven himself a great Viking warrior and a dangerous enemy. He has gone a long way towards avenging the murder of his family. And yet his vengeance is not complete. The oath breaker King Gorm - who betrayed Sigurd’s father - still lives, and, so long as the king draws breath, the scales remain unbalanced. But Sigurd and his wolf pack of warriors are not at full strength, and to confront the king now would mean death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not really a spoiler... but just in case.

  • By Daniel on 03-30-17

Need for more Mead

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

Reviewed: 12-12-17

Silver an Mead is all you need. Another great story. Olaof is so cool. This story a little slower than the first. This story seems to be the political /drama part of the series.It Does still have a lot of action. Overall I enjoyed it.

  • God of Vengeance

  • The Rise of Sigurd 1
  • By: Giles Kristian
  • Narrated by: Philip Stevens
  • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 784
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 732

Norway, AD 785. It began with the betrayal of a lord by a king.... King Gorm puts Jarl Harald's family to the sword but makes one fatal mistake - he fails to kill Harald's youngest son, Sigurd. His kin slain, his village seized and its people taken as slaves, Sigurd wonders if the gods have forsaken him. Hunted by powerful men, he is unsure who to trust, and yet he has a small band of loyal followers at his side.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Join the Blood Fray

  • By Elsa K. on 05-30-16

Need for Mead

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

Reviewed: 12-12-17

Well I gave this a chance an I really enjoyed it. Had me engaged.Bit of humor. Lots of action.
Philip Stevens did a great job bringing the story to life.

  • Paradox Bound

  • A Novel
  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,764
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,134

Nothing ever changes in Sanders. The town's still got a video store, for God's sake. So why doesn't Eli Teague want to leave? Not that he'd ever admit it, but maybe he's been waiting - waiting for the traveler to come back. The one who's roared into his life twice before, pausing just long enough to drop tantalizing clues before disappearing in a cloud of gunfire and a squeal of tires. The one who's a walking anachronism, with her tricorne hat, flintlock rifle, and steampunked Model A Ford.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Standard Clines. Fun and forgettable

  • By Debra on 10-07-17

The Clines Paradox

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

Reviewed: 10-02-17

I really want to love this story. I just was not engaged like the others. To be honest I was hoping for sqwhales. Ray did great as always. Over all i did like it.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Fevre Dream

  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Ron Donachie
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,145

When struggling riverboat captain Abner Marsh receives an offer of partnership from a wealthy aristocrat, he suspects something’s amiss. But when he meets the hauntingly pale, steely-eyed Joshua York, he is certain. For York doesn’t care that the icy winter of 1857 has wiped out all but one of Marsh’s dilapidated fleet. Nor does he care that he won’t earn back his investment in a decade. York has his own reasons for wanting to traverse the powerful Mississippi. And they are to be none of Marsh’s concern - no matter how bizarre, arbitrary, or capricious his actions may prove.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vampires, the Mississippi, and George R. R. Martin

  • By Carol on 10-21-12

Cattle Review

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

Reviewed: 09-18-17

Which character – as performed by Ron Donachie – was your favorite?

R.D. did a great job bringing this story to life.

Who was the most memorable character of Fevre Dream and why?

Sour Billy. He was a monster of a different kind. Plus his name stuck in my head.

Any additional comments?

This was not what I expected. This was a interesting story with a historical twist. I enjoyed it .

  • The Dwarves

  • By: Markus Heitz
  • Narrated by: Matthew Wolf
  • Length: 22 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 913
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855

For countless millennia, the dwarves of the Fifthling Kingdom have defended the stone gateway into Girdlegard. Many and varied foes have hurled themselves against the portal and died attempting to breach it. No man or beast has ever succeeded. Until now... Abandoned as a child, Tungdil the blacksmith labors contentedly in the Kingdom of Fifthling the only dwarf in a kingdom of men. Although he does not want for friends, Tungdil is very much aware that he is alone - indeed, he has not so much as set eyes on another dwarf. But all that is about to change.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Welcom to Girdlegard

  • By Rhonda L. B. on 04-28-13

Internal fire

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

Reviewed: 08-13-17

What other book might you compare The Dwarves to and why?

It had a LOTR vibe. I always felt like I was with them on the journey.

What does Matthew Wolf bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Mr. Wolf did an excellent job at bringing the story to life.

Any additional comments?

This story was great. Very engaging. Lots of action,humor. Love to see this as a movie. Book 2 here I come.

  • The Punch Escrow

  • By: Tal M. Klein
  • Narrated by: Matthew Mercer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,832
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,721
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,720

Joel Byram is an everyday 22nd century guy. He spends his days training artificial-intelligence engines to act more human, jamming out to 1980s new wave - an extremely obscure genre - and trying to salvage his deteriorating marriage. Joel is pretty much an everyday guy with everyday problems - until he's accidentally duplicated while teleporting. Now Joel must outsmart the shadowy organization that controls teleportation, outrun the religious sect out to destroy it, and find a way to get back to the woman he loves.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible execution of an interesting idea.

  • By alexkazam on 09-07-17

Honeycomb

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

Reviewed: 08-10-17

Any additional comments?

This was a very good thought provoking story. It was very engaging. lots of action, humor. Would be a great movie.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful