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  • Winds of War

  • By: Rhett C. Bruno, Jaime Castle
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31

Full-scale rebellion rages in the south, and Sir Torsten Unger must lead the Glass Army to face it. But when a new and unfamiliar king forces Torsten to march alongside one of his fiercest rivals, he must draw on his faith to keep the army from fracturing. Whitney Fierstown continues his tutelage of the blood mage, Sora, who is desperate to get a better handle on her mysterious powers. Their journey brings them to the merchant city of Winde Port, where they seek passage to Yaolin City aboard a ship. It's smooth sailing until they realize an old nemesis is hunting them....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magnificent!

  • By Ecualegacy on 12-10-18

EPIC!

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

OMG...that ending! Winds of War is the 2nd book in the Buried Goddess Saga, and wow did I seriously enjoy the heck out of it. With the king dead and the mad prince newly resurrected, the kingdom is in anarchy and under attack. Bruno and Castle continue to weave an incredible and complex tale full of awesome characters (Whitney the wiseass thief remains my favorite) and spectacular action. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite fantasy series. And did I happen to mention the ending? Holy ****! Did not see that coming at all, and now I need to know what happens next. Epic! (Thank heavens the wait for book 3 won't be that long) HBO or NETFLIX should option these books immediately!

As always Luke Daniels delivers a spectacular performance, once again proving why he's one of the best.

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  • As We Break: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller

  • Against All Odds, Book 2
  • By: Jack Hunt
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Ten days after a massive cyber attack tears a hole in the nation's infrastructure and brings the country to its knees, Sam, Anna, Mason, and Amanda are preparing for the worst as the town of Breckenridge, Colorado is about to break. Haunted by his past, and determined to keep his daughter safe, Sam is forced to make some tough decisions and risk it all. A cyber attack was the beginning; a second attack is coming.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not worth it. Bad value.

  • By Anonymous User on 11-08-18

Solid sequel

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

As we Break is the 2nd book in the Against All Odds series and for the most part it's another enjoyable book from Jack Hunt. I don't want to go into any major spoilers, but I have to say that I quite enjoyed how Mr. Hunt showed us just who and how the grid got taken down. I've read several reviews that say this is all too unbelievable and while the story is a bit wild, I personally tend to read/listen purely for entertainment value and if I can suspend belief enough to buy that a lone cop can take out an entire building of terrorists/thieves (Die Hard) then I can certain suspend belief enough to buy into and enjoy this story. I liked the characters (except for the ones I'm meant to hate, lol) and loved the action. If I have any complaint it's that the story picks up without any real recap or reintroduction of the characters so if it's been a long time since you read or listened to the first book you might not remember who everyone is. Not really a knock against Mr. Hunt as this is something I've noticed that a number of authors do. Definitely not a deal breaker for me, but I do wish that authors would include an optional recap chapter. That being said, it wasn't that long ago that I'd listened to the first book so I quickly remembered who everyone was. If you enjoy survival stories this series is definitely worth your time.

The book is narrated by Kevin Pierce who is one of my favorite narrators. I've said it before, but for me he is the voice of survival fiction and as always he does an excellent job.

I received a copy of this audio title in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • The Cordova Vector

  • Brace Cordova, Book One
  • By: C.Steven Manley
  • Narrated by: Michael Norman Johnson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

No good deed goes unpunished. That’s the one thing Brace Cordova is convinced of when he’s released from a five-year stretch in a military prison. He figures the best he can do is spend the rest of his days as a freighter pilot and vicariously live out his dream of a Commonwealth Fleet career through his cousin, Commander Letessa Cordova. His plans unravel when he's accosted by gangsters, rescued by smugglers, and swept up in the search for an ancient Earth relic. Brace soon realizes he might not live long enough to ever get a taste of the quiet life. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Space Adventure Odyssey

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-17-18

Quite the adventure.

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

Seeming to take inspiration from everything from Firefly, to Star Wars, to even the 1998 Lost in Space movie, C. Steven Manley's Cordova Vector is one heck of a wild ride. After spending 5 years in prison Brace Cordova isn't even out a day before trouble finds him and he's running for his life. With an interesting story, a wild cast, and plenty of action, if you enjoy space adventures you're likely to enjoy The Cordova Vector. Definitely looking forward to seeing what happens next to Brace and his crew.

I received a copy of this audio title in exchange for an unbiased review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Omega Strain

  • A Mitch Herron Thriller
  • By: Steve P. Vincent
  • Narrated by: Tom Jordan
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Meet Mitch Herron: unstoppable assassin and biological nightmare. Herron's business is death and business is good. Though he's an assassin without equal, his latest job is no walk in the park. Fanatics hell-bent on cleansing the planet ambush Herron and turn him into a walking bioweapon. With only days before he's used to spread the most lethal contagion in human history, Herron can surrender himself to quarantine or hunt down the fanatics, knowing he might be the only person who can. The clock is ticking....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Omega strain

  • By MeDi on 04-06-18

Nonstop action.

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

Mitch Herron, assassin extraordinaire, doesn't know the meaning of the work quit. When his latest mission goes horribly wrong, Mitch finds himself turned into a biological weapon. With his time ticking down, Mitch sets out to finish the job before it finishes him. Fun characters, with an intriguing plot and nonstop action. Tom Jordan's narration is pretty good, though perhaps a tad laid back given the intense story. Can't wait to see what kind of chaos Mitch gets into next.

  • Malefic

  • House of Souls, Book 2
  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

The move into 889 Morgan Road was supposed to be a fresh start for Joseph Dubois and his family. What they got instead was a nightmare. At night, guttural noises issue from behind the walls, and the family reports seeing a terrifying figure wandering the premises. Desperately seeking someone with experience in supernatural matters, Joseph calls upon his uncle, Marcel. Retired surgeon Marcel Dubois has a special gift: The ability to communicate with his dead wife. Harnessing this gift allows him to plumb the depths of the afterlife and to confront the paranormal. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Buy the Cheap House in a Nice Neighborhood

  • By Spooky Mike on 11-13-18

Another creepy tale.

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

Ambrose Ibsen delivers another excellent creepy tale. In Malefic, the follow up to The House of Long Shadows (note: you don't have to have read the first book to enjoy this one), a new family has moved into the house from the first book and once again strange things begin to happen, and the family begins to wonder if their house is haunted. Unsure what to do to protect his family, the father calls in his uncle who happens to have some experience with ghosts. From there things really kick in the creep-zone as the uncle settles in an begins his investigation. Great cast of characters with plenty of tension. Really enjoyed the ending and wonder just how/if Ambrose will continue the series.

The book was narrated by Joe Hempel who does an excellent job. He's narrated quite a few of Ambrose's books and his tone and delivery just work so well for these creepy tales. (Yes, that comment is meant as a compliment, lol)

I received a copy of this audio title in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • Long Road to Survival

  • The Complete Box Set: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller
  • By: Lee Bradford, William H. Weber
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

After container ships carrying black-market nuclear bombs are detonated in American port cities, millions are killed and the country is thrown into panic. In Greenwood, Nebraska, Paul Edwards learns about the devastating terrorist attacks on the news. As the power grid goes down, his fear is magnified by the knowledge that his wife and daughter are a thousand miles away in Atlanta. When his prepper father-in-law, Buck, insists on being part of the rescue, things go from bad to worse. Paul and Buck have hated each other for years.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 11-20-18

Highly entertaining

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

I love survival fiction and must say I found Lee Bradford/William Weber's Long Road to Survival set to be highly entertaining. Weber puts his own twist on the genre. The first plays out like many books in the genre with a 'quest' to reunite a family after horrific incident. The journey is kind of like a twisted mismatched buddy comedy road trip as Buck and his son-in-law Paul set off to find Paul's wife and daughter. The two couldn't be more different, and there is plenty of tension and humor in their interaction. Book 2 takes quite a twist, with the story becoming a kind of espionage/conspiracy story. I definitely didn't see this twist coming but I enjoyed the heck out of it. Wish there was another book in the series to see what happened to Buck and the rest. This was just a fun, action packed story, one you could just sit back and enjoy and not have to think too much about. And I mean that as a compliment. If I had to complain about anything I guess I could say that society breaks down a bit too quickly, but honestly that would just be nit picking.

Johnny Heller does a really great job with the narration. His voice and style sounded familiar and sure enough after checking my library I found I had heard some of her work before (How to survive a Horror Movie...and amusing little book) but more than that his voice and narration style also reminded me of Kevin Pierce, who I absolutely love. Also checking audible, I see that he's recorded a ton of books so I know I'll be checking out more of his work in the future.

I received a copy of this audio title in exchange for an unbiased review.

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  • Web of Eyes

  • By: Rhett C. Bruno, Jaime Castle
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180

Self-proclaimed “World's Greatest Thief", Whitney Fierstown, has yet to find a trinket or treasure he couldn't steal. He nearly pulls off the heist of the century by snatching the Glass Crown off the dying king's head until rotten luck throws him into the path of Torsten Unger, a steadfast knight determined to save his vulnerable kingdom. Torsten offers this ultimatum: rot and die in a dank cell or join him on a dangerous expedition and put his skills to good use.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book!

  • By Joliet Jill on 11-15-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

Web of Eyes is the opening book of what looks to be an epic series in the making. A dying king, a distraught queen, a kingdom in crisis. I absolutely loved this book. In Web of Eyes Bruno and Castle have crafted an incredible world, with memorable characters (Whitney the their is my favorite), and a tense, action-packed story. And that ending! I can't wait to see what comes next.

As always, Luke Daniels does a spectacular job with the narration. He brings the characters and world to life, and this is yet another example of why he is one of my favorite narrators.

I received a copy of this audio title in exchange for an unbiased review.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Human Element

  • By: AJ Powers
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 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

The Neuroweb began as the greatest invention since written language. A simple brain implant allowed the user to access information, entertainment, and even pain relief. The Neuroweb was the beginning of a golden age for mankind.... Until it was compromised. Everyone with the implant lost his or her most important commodity: free will. The collective human consciousness was hacked and is now directed by artificial intelligence. Only those without the Neuroweb have a chance of resisting...if they dare. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everybody loves tech until it’s too late

  • By Mary Karowski on 12-04-18

Never really delivers.

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

Reviewed: 11-24-18

The concept behind the story is intriguing, which is a shame that it's never actually really explained or even explored all that much. It's a year after the 'purge' and yet we never really learn all that much about this purge. We get vague information about AI being implanted/integrated into everything, including much of the human population, but no real look at what really happened when the AI decided human's time of running things was over. It's a year later and we are introduced to one of the few survivors. We're kind of told that people became drones or sentinels, and yet if that is the case then why does it seem that the entire population has also been wiped out, which is it? The story revolves around two survivors who meet up, but I never felt any connection, never felt I had any reason to really care that much about either, and their journey seemed totally unfocused. I read/listen to a lot of survive fiction and there is always a goal beyond just mere survival, but that wasn't the case here. There never seemed to be any concrete goal. The glimpses we are given of the world definitely got my attention and I wanted to know more, it's just a shame that never happened. I'd consider continuing with the series if I knew the next volume actually went into what happened and showed more of this new world our 'heroes' are in.

As always Andrew Wehrlen's narration was solid and it was really his narration that kept me listening until the end.

I received a copy of this audio title in exchange for an unbiased review.

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  • Until Nothing Remains

  • A Gun Play Novel, Volume 1
  • By: C.A. Rudolph
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

The United States has experienced its share of turmoil over the years. Although not particularly as war-torn or stricken with genocide and violent crime as other nations, over time, gun violence and terror attacks have become commonplace on American soil. Never before has the United States been subjected to widespread coordinated terrorist attacks, devastating enough to bring the entire nation to its knees. Until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent twist!!!

  • By Darlene on 10-26-18

C.A. Rudolph does it again.

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

Reviewed: 11-21-18

I am a huge fan of C.A. Rudolph's What's Left of My World series so I was excited to see he was coming out with a new series, and while this series falls into same genre they are quite different, especially when it comes to main characters. No spoilers but for the most part the book focuses on two groups who are dealing with society breaking down as terrorists try to kickoff the apocalypse, one focusing on a badass husband/wife duo, and another on a prepper family. While the two stories don't really intersect until the very end and then only minutely, both are fascinating and I can't wait to see where C.A. takes the story in the next volume. The book in loaded with interesting characters and tons of action.

As always Kevin Pierce delivers a excellent performance, once again showing why he is THE voice of survival fiction.

I received a copy of this audio title in exchange for an unbiased review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Tatterdemon Omnibus

  • All Three Books of the Tatterdemon Trilogy in One Collection
  • By: Steve Vernon
  • Narrated by: Rick Gregory
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

In 1691, the town of Crossfall taught the witch Thessaly how to die. They beat her, they shot her, they hung her--but nothing worked. When they finally tried to bury her alive Thessaly set the field against them. The first man died as a gust of wind harrowed the meat from his bones. A root,flung like a dirty javelin, cut a second man down. Many more deaths followed. The Preacher Fell impaled the witch upon her very own broom but she dragged him down into the field to wait for three more centuries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Trilogy of Scarecrow Horror

  • By Spooky Mike on 10-30-18

Twisted fun.

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

Reviewed: 11-20-18

The first 'book' of the trilogy is more of a short story, an introduction to some rather unique residents of the town of Crossfall. Not a place I'd want to visit, especially since old bills are coming due. Loaded with interesting characters, plenty of action, and a slightly twisted sense of humor, the Tatterdemon Omnibus is an enjoyable journey. Rick Gregory does a very good job with the narration.

I received a copy of this audio title in exchange for an unbiased review.