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  • Agent G

  • Infiltrator
  • By: C. T. Phipps
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 142

In a world where virtually any death can be bought for the right price, follow the path of a high-tech assassin searching for answers to questions he shouldn't be asking along with his next target. Agent G is a Letter, one of the Society's 26 weapons for hire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Borrowed ideas but a good read.

  • By cosmitron on 04-26-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

"Exciting and Unique"
There are many audiobooks I've listened to over the past couple of years that have stuck with me, but not many out of the usual genres I turn too.

Agent G is one of them. Jeffery Kafer is one of my go-to narrartors for awesome work, and so now is C.T Phipps. From his Supervillany series to this, there's just so much world bu8lding in this authors head, it's great to follow him and see where he ends up next.

Agent G as a character is one of those who you start off not quite sure about, get to know, to learn everything he's been through and then you're hooked.

Jeffery Kafer was the best choice for this book and the characters popped. Marissa to G, they were brilliant. Humour from both, and in the inflection from Kafer took the story and really brought it to life.

I don't get a lot of time for reading, but anything Phipps writes now, I have to say I've Jeffery's voice in my head when I do.

Excellent job, and I am really excited for more.

(do not know why this review never went through it was posted a couple of weeks after I bought the book) anyway it made me look for more from Jeffery and I am excited now lol :)

When's he voicing Jane? haha

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Rules of Supervillainy

  • The Supervillainy Saga Volume 1
  • By: C.T. Phipps
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,117
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,110

Gary Karkofsky is an ordinary guy with an ordinary life living in an extraordinary world. Supervillains, heroes, and monsters are a common part of the world he inhabits. Yet, after the death of his hometown's resident superhero, he gains the amazing gift of the late champion's magical cloak. Deciding he prefers to be rich rather than good, Gary embarks on a career as Merciless: The Supervillain Without Mercy. But is he evil enough to be a villain in America's most crime-ridden city?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun!

  • By erobbins33 on 11-29-16

The most fun I've ever had.

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

Reviewed: 05-25-17

I saw this one crop up on my lists so many times, Jeffery Kafer is one of the best narrators out there, and he usually nails it, but this kind of genre I wasn't so sure on. So I never bothered. Until most recently, where I discovered CT Phipps works and had one of my other friends almost order me to buy these, and I've very glad I did.

What I really loved about this book was not just the narration, man Jeffery do you blow this one out the water. Gary's voice, his sense of weird humour and fun was just performed down to a T. I can't stress how much you made me laugh out loud. I must have seemed like a crazy person.

This whole plot was just a gas from start to finish, one of the funniest books I've ever listened to, and although I don't really think of myself as a superhero or comic book fan, this just won me over to the dark side.

Gary was such a great and dorkable idiot. He really, really wants to be a supervillain. And yet, everyone else thinks's he's not cut out for it, he seems to be doing more good than bad. Haha, Red is great, I love her character, spunky and also just on the verge of being so dopey it's awesome.

The story itself has some fantastic action, great twists to how things turn out, and the ending just leaves you wanting so much more.

For anyone who wants something fun, entertaining and with some great character depth. This book is it! Highly recommended.

On to the next one!

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  • Lucifer's Star

  • By: C. T. Phipps, Michael Suttkus
  • Narrated by: Eric Burns
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

Count Cassius Mass was the greatest star pilot of the Crius Archduchy. He fought fiercely for his cause, only to watch his nation fall to the Commonwealth. It was only after that he realized the side he'd been fighting for was the wrong one. Now a semi-functional navigator on an interstellar freight hauler, he tries to hide who he was and escape his past. Unfortunately, some things refuse to stay buried and he ends up conscripted by the very people who destroyed his homeland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprising

  • By erobbins33 on 05-22-17

Awesome SO, you don't want to miss this one!

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

Reviewed: 05-25-17

I was excited to pick this audiobook up and listen to it this last week, and it didn't disappoint. After the Cthulhu series, I have to admit, that this was a much darker tale.

Cassius Mass is in hiding from the world he turned against, and almost hated himself for his own actions within it. I found the characters around him and his situations, sometimes horrid and sometimes on the funny side.

What interested me the most in this novel, I think was the politics and the depth to the story. I'm honestly not one for being that involved in things like that, I barely understand my own country so I have to admit that at times some of it was lost on me. This isn't any bearing on the authors, there's just a lot to dijest.

One of my favourite characters has to be Ida, and the narrator did a great job of performing the different voices of the ladies :) with the Captain of the ship being the easiest and oldest to portray. The Chel being so very different, and wonderful on the ears, great job from Eric in making this story come to life.

The writing itself makes you think constantly. Each of the ships characters came together because of the lives they led, the people they were escaping from and the deeds they'd done.

I loved that they were so diverse and so sneaky. Everything you think you know about someone is then turned on its head. There's so much going on, so much that we don't know, that we couldn't.

This was an awesome listen. I'd recommend it to any hard SciFi fan. Those who love political intrigue and action. This has it all and you'll not be left wanting more. :) I totally look forward to the next one, as I do think there's more to this story!

Hurry up guys!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Tower of Zhaal

  • Cthulhu Armageddon, Book 2
  • By: C. T. Phipps
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

It has been a year since John Henry Booth's exile from New America and the fall of the Black Cathedral. Cursed with a slow transformation into a monster, he has begun a doomed relationship with fellow escapee Mercury Halsey as they seek some way to arrest his transformation. Dubious hope arrives in the form of the University, the deranged scientists and cultists descended from the staff of Miskatonic University. Except their offer of help comes at a price.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent and legitimate

  • By erobbins33 on 05-09-17

Better and Better!

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

Reviewed: 05-09-17

I was glad that I had this one to listen to after the first ended. Of course, it's a stand alone book and felt very organic. But I wanted more from this world. Glad CT Phipps delivered with this, I also believe there's a third coming sometime soon. :)

I am not very up with Cthulhu and their myths and legends, of course, this just made me want to dig into this very weird and terrifying world.

The Tower of Zhaal kicks off with just as much action as the first. Where Booth and Mercury are kidnapped and taken to save the world. A Very weird way of asking, but I can also see why the society might need to do it this way.

What I really enjoyed about this, was that even though we thought Booth and Mercury couldn't get more involved, the character development around these two was still exemplary. So deep and emotional that I felt for their relationship as odd as it was, and as loving as it seemed.

I still think every woman Booth comes across is one he's been in love with at some point, and the re-introduction of his wife made this much more interesting. So many things to go wrong, so much to lose.

This book will defo have you on the edge of your seat, high action, high horror. Booth changes a lot, not just physically as he embraces the person he really is, or the alien that he is, but also on a mental level. And I really liked this about him. There was a great strength in him and it showed in his decision and of course, some non-decision as life just seemed to roll on around him.

I admit getting to know these characters made a better impact on me storywise, it flowed on from the first, kept me hanging and engage, and emotionally invested. The monsters were terrifying, the world so detailed I thought I was there...

When's the next one out! I'm having a book hangover... Although I am starting on the super villainy books, it won't be the same. : (

Great, great job. Thank you for the entertainment guys!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cthulhu Armageddon

  • By: C. T. Phipps
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 298

Cthulhu Armageddon is the story of a world 100 years past the rise of the Old Ones which has been reduced to a giant monster-filled desert and pockets of human survivors (along with Deep Ones, ghouls, and other "talking" monsters).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 11-07-16

Western/Horror/Humour

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

Reviewed: 05-01-17

I have to admit, that following Jeffery Kafer around brought me to this book. I kept looking at it, reading the synopsis and then not picking it up, but I did still keep on coming back to it. A friend kept pushing me to give it a go, and I'm glad that I did. I'm not very familiar with Cthulhu as a story, but because it seemed to be myth/law, I did a little digging and found many references to it. Nice job on creating this amazing world around something so diverse in its creation.

C.T. Phipps has an extraordinary imagination, both for the setting and the characters. It starts off really quick and the action just doesn't let up. The humour, both dark, and gripping kept me listening even with the horrible creatures and destruction of our world.

Booth's mission with his team turns bad and he loses them all or so he thinks, he's not only any clue how he eventually escapes but he's left with a strange handprint on his shoulder. As things unfold Booth's adventure grows in intensity, he's to take the blame for his team's death, resulting in a public execution, that the 'torturer' Mercury fakes because she wants him as a guide in the wastelands. It seems her life is on a short leash as well. So booth agrees to help her reluctantly.

The friendships that develop and the journey that Booth sets out on is fraught with monsters, danger, and death.

The monsters are horrible. I didn't think that anything he could continue to see and witness would scare him more than the previous encounter, and in one sense, I think that being terrified all the time did get a little repetitive. I believe that more you're exposed to these kinds of things the more that you get accustomed to them, or at least a little immune, the horrors of war and life in the wastelands would be more and more like normal life, but the fact was that Booth seemed to just keep on finding things so horrible and sickening that it kind of detracted it for me.

The narration was, of course, pretty spot on, there were great characterisations from Jeffery especially with Booth, I enjoyed the performance and the ladies, even if they all did seem to fawn over the MC. The only one who gave as much as she was dealt with, without an emotional attachment was Jackie, and she was a kid, everyone else seemed to 'want' to be with or had been with Booth, and that got a little old, more so thinking that he actually might want to be with the woman who tortured people.... Booth seemed to just do the opposite of what I thought he might when there was a pretty body near him.

Overall I was impressed both with the story and the narration, so I picked up book 2 and am almost finished with it :) Thank you for the entertainment, really enjoyed the journey and the ending was really exciting! solid 4.5 stars from me all round.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 1,013
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 954
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 953

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

Not too bad

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

Reviewed: 04-18-17

I picked this up last week, needing a break from some of the LitRPG I've been listening too and this sounded pretty interesting.

I always like following Jeffery around, usually not too disappointed. But, I have to say this one was a little bit of a letdown. Only in story mind you, not his narration, can't ever fault the effort he puts in.

I think what bothered me was the length of this as much as the fact there was a great deal of information, backstory and other things that lead towards the sort of climax of the story and then into the possibility of a next book. I think there were lots of places that story was almost skimmed over, where I'd have liked to get to know some of the smaller details, the conversations and the actions that this huge world and writer could have explored.

Maybe walking us through some more about the tech advancements would have also helped. I love science in my story but also want to feel it fits right, I defo wanted more here too.

I did really think the characters were developed enough, I felt for them in all their situations, and even for the aliens that were visiting and fighting to help Earth. As for who is what and on whose side, I'm still not 100% sure. There's so much to ask and to hope we get some answers for. I'm very interested in the next book, so I'll look for it now, or keep my eye on Jeffery.

I do also think length wise this is a lot of set up for the rest of the series, and that this is a long-standing story that might well span a lot of books. So I might forgive this a little more.

Thanks for bringing me new writers and to the writer for the new worlds. :)

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Zero Hour

  • The Blackout Series, Book 2
  • By: Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,002
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 926
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 929

Zero Hour continues to follow the obstacles faced by Colton Ryman, his wife, Madison, and their teenage daughter, Alex. In 36 Hours, the Ryman family and the rest of the world was thrust into the darkness of a post-apocalyptic world. A catastrophic solar flare brought with it a blast of solar matter in the form of an EMP, leaving America in darkness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scary Story with excellent characters

  • By kanundra on 04-15-17

Scary Story with excellent characters

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

Reviewed: 04-15-17

What I really like about this and as a second book is that it's so so real. It may be fiction, but the true facts behind this are scarily real... and it puts you in the heart of a worst case scenario with devastating consequences.

Bobby Akart brings us characters here that survived the first couple of days, reunited with his family and now is trying to do right by them and the community around them.

When the world collapses and people become desperate, these events would be more likely to happen in your street. The characters here, really make you want to help them, to route for them and of course for their survival.

It is again a shorter piece, but the story moves so fast I think it was gone in a blink of an eye and I so wanted more, to see where the Rymans end up, do they even make it out the street So much is going on around them, so many scared and terrified and dying people.

What I really like about this series and the narrator who does a very excellent job of the story is that as I'm from the UK and essentially not a 'prepper' I have picked up several tips and things that I would need, that would be likely just as important over here as in the US.

All in all an excellent second book and I'm going on to pick up the next as I thought I saw it floating out there.... :)

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  • Eden's Gate: The Reborn

  • A LitRPG Adventure, Book 1
  • By: Edward Brody
  • Narrated by: Pavi Proczko
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,771
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,669
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,663

When Gunnar Long is transported into the first fully-immersive virtual MMORPG, he finds himself in a new world filled with magic, mystery, and adventure. No more 9-to-5 job. No more studio apartment. No more reality TV. Finally, he's in a place where he can call home, a place with people he can call friends. But as more people want to trade their real world lives to get inside Eden's Gate, the government of the outside world wants the "game" shut down at all costs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very melancholy narrator.

  • By Justin on 01-01-18

Good start

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

Reviewed: 04-15-17

Thoughts –

I saw this book in some of the LitRPG groups, and seeing there were some reviews that talked in depth about it, I noticed the audiobook and thought I’d give it a chance. Also the narrator I actually really like this narrators voice, from some of his other audiobooks.

So here we go. Some of what I liked.

In terms of story, the idea that the game creator kills 5 million people, eeek. Starts out hitting the ground running for sure, and eases us into this plot with some pretty horrid ways to think. The fact that anyone who has a crappy life, for whatever reason can enter the game and live a totally different life, seems a real sure fire way to get the rest of the human population on the cards for suicide. And that’s one of the biggest plot points in here. That even after the game is turned on, and 5 million people die, that others are killing themselves.

The MC Gunner, is a really down to earth person. And that is what made me love this story more than anything, he hates spiders, I’ve only ever known one guy run from a spider and he was 6ft3 and pure muscle, but he couldn’t stand them haha. So the depth to this character and his reasoning inside the game when he gets there is excellent.

The narrator really has a good soft and expressive voice, he’s super easy on the ears and speaks with amazing clarity. I’m watching him for more books for sure. : )

Some of the things I wasn’t so sure on and I think could have been worked on and what I’d liked to have seen a bit more, of, but of course all my own personal opinion.

In regards to the POV shifting from Gunner to those out of the game, I think this was set up well enough in advance, though I would have essentially liked some more from that POV and maybe even from Gunner and his Girlfriends family. There was a lot of extra potential to really dig in from that view to make us think and feel more for the characters in the game and those out of it. Even from the POV of someone desperate to get in. I think that might have tipped the odd for us really then wanting the people on earth to save them and close the game down.

There were some really overused words in here and a decent editor and proofreader would have chopped a massive amount of this out. I think Pavi did a great job of working around some and still maintaining the flow of the story with only slight bumps in me wanting to click stop. It takes a lot to bring me out of the story world when I’m listening, but there were some in here, that were really avoidable with the right people behind the author.

Story world and game mechanics.

I am a firm believer of you can do whatever you want in your own written world. There’s no need for you to stick to tropes and things done in the past. So, these are easily moved past by myself, but I liked them and it brought this story away from tried and tested methods.

I noticed some other reviewer’s comments on gore, swearing and sex. In all honesty, I’m a varied reader and writer, listener and reviewer. To me this was not over the top for this genre, coming into it having read some reviews I actually expected a lot more and then was disappointed that there really wasn’t.

Gunner really does stick true to his nature. He might see other creature/people in the game as beautiful and visually appealing, but he also doesn’t sleep with anyone, and his mind is consistently thinking of and he’s active in searching out his girlfriend. I think most gals would love a guy to be that honourable and don’t the statistics actually say women think more about sex than men do. I think this was very well written in regards to the portrayal of a young man in a fantasy world, despite it being now his ‘life’ and he’s no way out.

The author and narrator do get 4 stars from me. There are some things to work on in the future, but I believe they will be and I’ll look forward to more, this was defo a little shorter than I’m used to, but a big hook into the world that is Edens Gate and the life that Gunner and his friends now have.

40 of 45 people found this review helpful

  • Out of Darkness

  • The Galdoni Series, Book 3
  • By: Cheree Lynn Alsop
  • Narrated by: Erin C Gray
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Out of Darkness is about Reece, one of the first Galdoni allowed to go to school as part of the integration program. He combats hostility, hypocrisy, and his own instincts to fight until the day Ava walks into the classroom. Reece is torn by the way he is drawn to the female Galdoni and what she believes about him. When a threat attacks the school, Reece confronts pain, fear, and heartache to ensure that Ava, the school, and the rest of the Galdoni will never again become a target.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I enjoyed this very much!

  • By Anonymous User on 06-18-17

Enjoyed :)

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

Reviewed: 02-19-17

I haven't read the first two books, or listened to the audio (if there is any) but this was a really easy listen and made a good story on it's own. So I might go back and check them out.

I think the story was interesting. And all about fitting in, doing what we must to just keep on going. The MC as a character was strong and had decent values. There were times I really thought he would snap and then the further along I got the more I understood all the reasons behind this world. It is aimed more for a younger audience, though some of the themes were in fact pretty adult and the reactions surrounding the Galdoni in general are harsh.

I enjoyed spending time with Erin as a narrator, he's a nice voice and fitted the character perfectly. The performance was great and the right tension and pacing when needed. Both male and female voices were distinct and it was easy to soon learn who was who. There was a large enough cast for Erin to master, and I think he did a great job.

Lots of tension and drama and I felt fully entertained while listening and driving. Thank you both. I'll keep an ear out for some more.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Star Alliance

  • Ascension, Book 3
  • By: Ken Lozito
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381

Held prisoner by a vicious alien whose race is determined to conquer the galaxy, Zack wakes to find that he is cut off from everything. Zack must figure out a way to escape his captors and a prison full of dangerous aliens to get back to his ship. Did his friends even know he was still alive? Kaylan commands the Athena, Earth's most advanced spaceship. The crew is far from home and caught in an intergalactic war. The Boxans demand that they leave the star system, Xiiginn warships are hunting them, and the Athena is hopelessly outclassed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Still compelling but ...

  • By Sailfish on 02-16-17

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 01-17-17

I put this on straight after the second book and it didn't disappoint. (after reading some reviews about the books not being worth a credit) I honestly have to say 'what' ? Do you guys have any idea what goes into writing something like this, let alone the audio production!

So for a credit, yes this series is well worth spending it on. Don't let the others put you off.

This part of the series has to be by far the best.

Zack wakes up, trapped on another ship and then sent to the Pit. Just by the sheer name of it you know it's not going to be a good thing. The characters are all put through the mill here, in locating Zack and in fighting off the constant chase of their enemy. It will have you on the edge of your seat, in fits waiting for something to go right for a change, and hoping that everyone you're starting to get to love makes it through.

Some of the best moments of the series are in here, from the realisation of the Nershal that not everything is out to kill you, to of course some home truths about the love x 4 that's on going on the Athena.

Excellent narration once again, and great listen. Of course, I'm really excited for the next one, and hope it's not too far off into the distance. I'm tempted to go to amazon and see if it's been published yet, but that just annoys me, as I rarely get time to read.

Thanks guys. One to come back to this one :)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful