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  • Empire of the Dragon: An EVENT Group Thriller

  • EVENT Group Thrillers, Book 13
  • By: David L. Golemon
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

230 BC - The first sovereign emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, has consolidated his ultimate power with battles against the last of the dissenting tribes of China. With one last province to take, he knows he will be pitted against the one man he fears - his mysterious half brother, Li Zhang, leader of a peaceful province to the north. The new emperor's goal was to murder Li Zhang for the secrets he has kept from the world that would give Qin Shi Huang the power to strike beyond the borders of ancient China. The power over earth, water, fire, and air. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Change in narrator is disappointing.

  • By Sofia M. on 08-07-18

Dragons, Oh My

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

A solid entry into the Event Group Thrillers. You do not have to listen to all the books in the series to enjoy this one. I would recommend reading/listening to the first book though, Event: A Novel (Event Group Thrillers Book 1). Most of the regulars are back, Colonel Jack Collins, Carl Everett, and Director Niles Compton, and the rest of the Event Group staff journey into the Gobi Desert to save the world once again. Join the Group for an adventure at this exotic and mystical location .
Jeffery Kafer does an excellent job of narration. He always brings the stories alive.
I was given a free copy of this book at my request for an honest review.

  • The Terra Gambit

  • The Empire of Bones Saga, Book 8
  • By: Terry Mixon
  • Narrated by: Veronica Giguere
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

Sent on a mission critical to the survival of the New Terran Empire, Jared Mertz must travel deep into the AI-dominated Rebel Empire on an operation of deception. Only there are games afoot that no one could foresee and players at the table that no one could expect. The stakes couldn't be higher. When unexpected enemies deal themselves in, Jared must bet everything on a single hand. Bluffing might get him killed but folding isn't an option. If you love military science fiction and grand adventure on a galaxy-spanning scale, grab The Terra Gambit and the rest of The Empire of Bones Saga today!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Thomas on 10-14-18

More Empire Of Bones

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

I love Space Operas and this series is one of the best. Terry Mixon keeps coming up with new twists to tie previous themes to the newer stories. The "good" characters are interesting and likable and the "bad" ones are dastardly and suitably evil. At times you need to suspend belief, but hey, it is science fiction. Warning, this is a series and there is a cliffhanger. I consider this a good thing because I know there will be at least one more adventure to share with the Empire Of Bones gang. I usually use a new book in the saga to go back and listen to the whole series again. I found the stories as enjoyable as the first time I listened to them.

As usual Veronica Giguere does a great job with the narration.

I was given this book free at my request for an unbiased review.

  • Waking in Time

  • By: Angie Stanton
  • Narrated by: Marie Chambers
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Abbi has just arrived at UW Madison for her freshman year. But on her second day, she wakes up to a different world: 1983. That is just the first stop on Abbi's journey backward through time. Will is a charming college freshman from 1927 who travels forward through time. When Abbi and Will meet in the middle, love adds another complication to their lives.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful Time Travel

  • By Shoppermom on 08-08-18

Tick Tock - Not Your Average Time Travel

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

"Waking in Time" is a fun Young Adult time travel adventure. Star crossed lovers flow through time mostly missing each other. There are consistent themes, people, and places in the story so even though you are bouncing around time the story never gets confusing. The characters are likeable and there is a family mystery that is solved. I found this was a very satisfying book which would appeal to a variety of ages. It was never dull or boring.
Marie Chambers was an excellent narrator.
I was given a free copy of this book at my request for an unbiased review.

  • Liberty Station

  • The Humanity Unlimited Saga, Book 1
  • By: Terry Mixon
  • Narrated by: Veronica Giguere
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Deep in the Guatemalan jungle, buried beneath a forgotten Mayan pyramid, an earth-shattering secret sits waiting. Its discovery will rip apart the illusion that humanity is alone in the universe. Engaged in a life-and-death struggle for the future of mankind, Harry Rogers and Jess Cook are forced to protect this secret from the most despicable foes imaginable. They must race across the globe to complete Liberty Station, the first true interplanetary ship. Only then can they search for the shocking truth behind what they've found. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hybrid Science Fiction

  • By cosmitron on 08-04-18

Mommy Dearest Part Two

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

Terry Mixon's "Liberty Station" is a good, but not great, action adventure with a minimal science fiction theme. The characters in the story redefine dysfunctional family, it is disfunction amped with steroids. The story combines daring do, an evil stepbrother, a mean mommy, the Mayans, a budding romance, and a space station. This is the beginning of a series so there is lots of room to expand.
Having said all that, this book is not as good as Terry Mixon’s “Empire of Bones” saga. “Empire of Bones” is a 5+ star "space opera" and I am a major fan of the series..
Veronica Giguere was a very good narrator.
I was given this book at my request for an unbiased review.

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  • Helios

  • Cerberus Group, Book 2
  • By: Jeremy Robinson, Sean Ellis
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

A deadly swarm of earthquakes shakes the planet. In the sky above, the sun appears to stand still. While the world reels from the vast destruction, George Pierce and the Cerberus Group, a team of scientific and historical experts, uncover an imminent threat straight out of history that must be stopped. But not everyone wants them to succeed. An apocalyptic death cult, made up of suicidal martyrs and true believers who will do whatever it takes to ensure the destruction of all life on Earth, goes head-to-head with a billionaire tech genius commanding an army of robots on a quest to own the sun itself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helios

  • By Deedra on 07-23-18

The Cerberus Group Is Back

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

Reviewed: 06-18-18

Helios is the follow up to Herculean. They are part of the Cerberus Group Series. Many of the characters are (were) part of the Chess Team collection of stories. I do not think Helios stands alone. I think I would have been very confused if I had not listened to Herculean, even though I have heard many of the Chess Team books.

There is a lot of action and much mythology in the tale. At times I felt like I should have read Edith Hamilton's Mythology (like I was supposed to in High School but didn't). The book is formulaic, but that is not necessarily bad because the formula works. This is end of the world, seat of your pants adventure with killer robots, dastardly villains, and really bad guys.

Jeffery Kafer as usual was wonderful. He always adds that sense of excitement and drama.

I was given a free copy of this book at my request for an biased review.

  • Body Wave

  • The Bad Hair Day Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: Nancy J. Cohen
  • Narrated by: Mary Ann Jacobs
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Stylist Marla Shore goes undercover in a hair-brained scheme to catch a killer in her latest South Florida adventure. In a story braided with unexpected twists and curls, she takes on a role as nurse's aide for wealthy Miriam Pearl. While Marla snoops into the elderly matriarch's affairs, her boyfriend Detective Dalton Vail is afraid that the only affair she'll snag is with her ex-spouse Stan. Juggling work at her salon, crime solving, and two amorously inclined males, Marla fights a race against time to save Stan before the dashing detective nails him for murder. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Mystery!

  • By Laura Collins on 08-29-18

No Bad Hair Days Here

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

Marla is off on another adventure. This time she is a nurse's aide. There is a kick-ass octogenarian (once Marla fixes her hair) and the usual cast of characters. The "Bad Hair Day Mysteries" are a cut above (I love puns, sorry) your average cozy mystery. My only wish is that Marla gets a little cozier with Detective Vail in the next book. Thanks Nancy for the chance to review Marla's latest escapade.
Mary Ann Jacobs does a great job as narrator.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Waypoint

  • A Game of Drones
  • By: C. F. WALLER
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

Stacy’s life is in free fall. She finds herself clutching a handgun, searching for a sign that tomorrow will be any better than today. Her cell phone rings, bringing an offer that may postpone her soul searching. The discovery of an airplane graveyard containing a dozen commercial airliners is shocking. When the salvage camera reveals them to be virtually undamaged under in the Indian Ocean, theories abound. Who put them there? How are they still in one piece? What reason could there be? Stacy is about to learn the answers to those questions, as well things she’d prefer to forget.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A book of action, adventure, mystery, and Tech...

  • By Quella on 05-02-18

HAL Junior

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

This book is a slightly different twist on computer as a world dictator. I liked the gaming aspect of the story. The tale is peppered with interesting characters who are likeable and not so likeable at the same time. C. F. Waller also wrote Tourists of the Apocalypse. Another weird book that I enjoyed.
J. Scott Bennett was an excellent narrator. He passed my cringe test by smoothly transitioning from men to women characters.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Federal Underground

  • Penn Mitchell's Ancient Alien Saga, Book 1
  • By: Jeff Bennington
  • Narrated by: Andrew Tell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

Penn Mitchell vanishes from the NYU campus and shows up three months later on his mother's doorstep with a book screaming to get out of his head. When the FBI discovers the novel discloses top-secret information, they bring Penn in for questioning. The interrogation goes sideways and Penn escapes into a subterranean world he thought was a figment of his imagination, a world where the US government is hiding, and at war with, an ancient race that has existed since the dawn of time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • X-Files on Steroids

  • By cosmitron on 04-21-18

Federal Underground

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

It took me awhile to feel committed to the story Federal Underground. Once I did I really enjoyed the book. The book reminded me of the scariest movie I ever saw as a child, the 1953 version of Invaders From Mars. Federal Under Ground is not as viscerally creepy as the movie, but it is scary in a more intellectual way. I don't think the book is for everyone, but listeners who like 1950 horror movies might like it.
Andrew Tell is a very good narrator.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Makeup & Murder

  • Beauty Secrets, Book 1
  • By: Stephanie Damore
  • Narrated by: Tonia Blake
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Beauty consultant Ziva Diaz is a girl boss who doesn't back down from anyone. When she's attacked inside a client's home and wakes to find a dead body, she gives up the safety of selling lipsticks for the dangerous role of detective. With suspects piling up, a killer on the loose, and her own life threatened, Ziva vows to solve the case and digs her high heels in even deeper. The last thing she expected is finding another dead body - or befriending the murderer!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Cozy Mystery Book

  • By ldybkpr on 05-29-18

Makeup And Murder Who Would Have Guessed?

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

Makeup And Murder, who would have guessed they went together? But, they go together quite well in this fun little mystery. The character are realistic and likeable. Mix in a love story and an interesting location And the combination makes for a pleasurable escapist afternoon.
Tonia Blake was a good choice for narrator.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Exile: A Jade Ihara Adventure

  • Jade Ihara Adventures, Volume 3
  • By: David Wood, Sean Ellis
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Jade Ihara is caught in a centuries old power struggle between a slave cult who believes she might be the incarnation of the goddess of liberty, and a secret cabal with plans for world domination. Can she unravel the mystery of the Cult of Veritas and find their sacred relics before it’s too late? David Wood and Sean Ellis deliver another action-packed thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Fans of Indiana Jones, Tomb Raider, Rogue Angel, and Dane Maddock will love Exile!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Indiana Jones the female version

  • By cosmitron on 04-21-18

Jade Is Back And Better Than Ever

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

Jade Ihara books are great adventure tales. I think it is always enjoyable to find a kick-ass heroine that is actually likeable.
Her books are a series, but I don't think you have to read the other two to enjoy this story. However, I think you will miss out on some fun swashbuckling stories if you don't. For that matter, I think you should also read all the Bones and Maddock adventure books by the same author. The Jade adventures are a spin-off from that series. As usual Jeffrey Kafer's narration sets the tone and is the perfect complement to the audio book.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.