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  • Villains Deception

  • The Shadow Master, Book 3
  • By: M. K. Gibson
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

Jackson Blackwell, the Shadow Master, returns. And lo, the multiverse shall tremble. Why? For someone dared to kidnap his daughter. While on a consultation trip to a sci-fi dimension, Evie Blackwell is taken by hired mercenaries, and Jackson is stranded on a remote planet. Using all of his devious and deadly tricks, Jackson must escape, assemble his team, and travel through space and time to find those responsible. Jackson will stop at nothing to prove his commitment to his family while wreaking his patented, comedic havoc in a way that only a man-turned-god can.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • solid

  • By Justin on 04-20-19

Prepilogue

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

Reviewed: 04-11-19

MKG solidly delivers another great example of reader/ listener tropes.

JK should realize that flightless phallic association tweets and other posts means that people love his narration so much they are willing to self debase in public forums in hero worship.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Supers: Ex Heroes

  • By: Jamie Hawke
  • Narrated by: Justin Thomas James, Laurie Catherine Winkel, Annie Ellicott, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 781
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 753
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 751

I never believed in superheroes. I certainly didn't believe I'd become one, or that strategically forming a harem of hot chicas and getting down with them to unlock my superpowers would be the key to my survival. Did I say my survival? I meant the universe's. No, really.... That's exactly what happened when I was taken to a galaxy of supers, thrown into a prison ship full of villains, and told it was up to me to stop them all. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 30% awesome story line 70 % sex scenes..lol

  • By Joshua on 07-13-18

Harem ridden

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

Reviewed: 09-30-18

But an enjoyable ride with a sprinkle of litrpg elements.

Narration is exactly the highest level of delivery that you'd expect from Soundbooth team.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Super Powereds: Year 4

  • Super Powereds, Book 4
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 60 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,208
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,928
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,906

The final year at Lander has finally arrived for the Melbrook students and their peers, and with it comes a whole new set of challenges. Still reeling from the events of their junior year, the remaining students will have to push past their pain - and so much more - if they hope to be one of the 10 to claim the title of Hero upon graduation. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Its finally over....what do I do with my life now?

  • By Jared on 07-11-18

An Ending of epics

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

The books were amazing to hear. Honestly, I loved them so thoroughly and am planning on starting book 1 again in a couple months again just to let it sink in again.

  • Out of Spite, Out of Mind

  • Magic 2.0, Book 5
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,036
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,711
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,701

When you discover the world is a computer program, and you figure out that by altering the code you can time travel and perform acts that seem like magic, what can possibly go wrong? Pretty much everything. Just ask Brit, who has jumped around in time with such abandon that she has to coexist with multiple versions of herself. Now, Brit the Elder finds that her memories don't match Brit the Younger's.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I was hoping for.

  • By ♡Louise♡ on 06-21-18

Another solid story in the Magic 2.0 series

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

Scott Meyer takes it away again and throws in kinks and pain points. He closes out hanging issues from previous stories and settles conundrums he left in play.

And this was all brought to Magic 3.0 by Luke Daniels again. He continues to keep these characters alive, plucky, and very expressive in their voices.

Side note: didn't really see the Dune theme being in Martin's choice/forte for themes. But that also brought out an interesting character development, as it shows Martin can do deep political thinking/backstabbing.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Challenge

  • Unbound Deathlord, Book 1
  • By: Edward Castle
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,401
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,183

When virtual reality becomes real enough that people feel as if they're being transported to another world, Valia Online arrives. A man running from his past joins the game to forget it all. Calling himself Jack Thorn, he chooses an undead race, Deathlord. A mage by choice, and a swordsman by necessity, he soon finds out that he'll need to use much more than magic and steel to survive; strategy, creativity, and carefully chosen words can often accomplish what simple attacks can't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A new take to the typical litrpg

  • By Cody on 08-21-17

Wow

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

Reviewed: 06-16-18

Title seemed unappealing at first. Gave it a go just because. Loved the entire fucked up story from beginning to end. Also enjoy that the main character isn't a hero.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Welcome to Night Vale

  • A Novel
  • By: Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
  • Narrated by: Cecil Baldwin, Dylan Marron, Retta, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,644
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,329

Located in a nameless desert somewhere in the great American Southwest, Night Vale is a small town where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are all commonplace parts of everyday life. It is here that the lives of two women, with two mysteries, will converge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This is so good, but

  • By Christopher on 04-30-16

This book not for those with a want for sanity

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

Forced myself to listen to this entire book. The narration was solid. The story and concept felt like a nonstop nonsensical trip on government mandated hallucinogens for the purpose of torture.

Nothing was set in stone, nothing followed its own rules it imposed.

In short, the story felt like a nonstop argument with a four year old making up rules as they went.

64 of 68 people found this review helpful

  • Villains Pride

  • The Shadow Master, Book 2
  • By: M. K. Gibson
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 775
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 736
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 734

Jackson Blackwell, The Shadowmaster, is in over his head this time. After his last adventure, where he tore fantasy novels a new one, Jackson has to deal with the repercussions of angry gods, angrier conspirators, and the wrath of his pregnant girlfriend! Thanks to a godly decree and a crafty clause, Jackson has been banished from his home. And the only universe kindly enough to take him in is one infested with comic-book-style superheroes and supervillains.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • laughed myself into tears

  • By Vince on 12-17-17

SJW be warned, this book will piss you off

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

Reviewed: 12-14-17

From nonstop sadistic natures to intelligent quips berating the entire generation and network of crybabies in public, this book delivers a scathing bask of loathing for the human condition. Petty humans.

Also, if you didn't love deadpool the movie then 1 go friggen watch it 100 times or until you do. 2. Meta breaks, nonlinear thinking, a constant barrage of how predictable most media and stories are handled and best of all: Always pointing out you are an idiot.

If this review didn'tturn you away you are either broken goods or have that inner villian that will appreciate when evil triumphs in the end.

Because as we all know, you either die the hero or live long enough to become the villian.

The smarts ones amongst us just skipped straight to villainy.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Delvers LLC: Adventure Capital

  • By: Blaise Corvin
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,328
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,217

By working together, Henry Sato and Jason Booth have managed to survive their unwanted trip to Ludus, an experiment planet. However, Delvers LLC has made some enemies...if monsters, bandits, mages, criminals, bounty hunters, and even dark cults can be called, "some enemies." After their latest battle, the two have been separated and must adapt or die. Henry in particular faces a trial by fire - perhaps literally - that may be impossible for him to overcome. The two American men will face their greatest challenges yet while working as conscripted Berber Intelligence agents. But even while outnumbered, and most likely outgunned, the former veteran EMT and resilient IT programmer will be armed with modern Earth know-how.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is where it starts

  • By Eric Parks on 12-06-17

Cliffhangers

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

I love and hate this story. I love everything about it and that I cannot predict where the story is going. But it feels like forever between books.

  • Going Rogue

  • Spells, Swords, & Stealth Series, Book 3
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,402
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,178
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,168

Adventuring is a costly affair, and while the tolls are often paid in blood, gold can drain away just as quickly. The party's trek out of Solium and across the lands of Alcatham has left them with only a handful of gold between them. Fortunately, they have drawn near Camnarael, Alcatham's capital, where all manner of quests - and rewards - await. But all is not as expected in the capital.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Never a Full Moment

  • By MagePro on 03-17-17

Another solid one in the series

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

Reviewed: 02-09-17

Drew Hayes and Roger Wayne Jr do it again with a enthralling story that keeps you up all night listening. If you enjoyed the first two then the third is a must listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Super Powereds: Year 1

  • Super Powereds, Book 1
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 26 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,931
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,406

Knowledge is power. That would be the motto of Lander University, had it not been snatched up and used to death by others long before the school was founded. For while Lander offers a full range of courses to nearly all students, it also offers a small number of specialty classes to a very select few. Lander is home to the Hero Certification Program, a curriculum designed to develop students with superhuman capabilities, commonly known as Supers, into official Heroes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Series In Recent Memory

  • By Get Off My Lawn! on 10-08-16

Enthralling and Addictive

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

Reviewed: 09-14-16

Steadily paced and growing tension. Excellent descriptions and metaphors. Amazing voice acting as well. Drew Hayes and Kyle McCarly knock this out of the park.

Consistent humor, tension, and character growth. Believable villains who raise awareness of how perspective determines good and bad.

All around, I've gifted this book to several people already. Before the 4th book comes out I'm going to relisten to all of the books again just to be fresh.