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David Jablonski

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  • The Slayer

  • A LitRPG Saga (Aether Gate Online, Book 1)
  • By: Darren Hultberg Jr
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 98

When the newest VRMMORPG title gets announced, Adam and his best friend, Max, are more than ready to dive in. Launch day arrives quickly, and Adam is plunged into a world that’s more immersive than anything he’s experienced before. Although the game offers a bevy of character choices, Adam quickly chooses the title of Slayer, a class that specializes in taking down stronger, more difficult opponents. Adam begins his adventure, but it's not long before he realizes there’s much more at stake when taking a life in this new game. The pain is very real, and death...is permanent. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another LITRPG all star story

  • By Mary Karowski on 09-18-18

RPG story a great intro and sets stage for series

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

This was a new genre for me, but easily fell into line with the sci/if fantasy side of my interests. I will say upfront, I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I do have a few observations. There was a noticeable lack of backstory for Zander’s earth-based personality, Adam. If he had such a desire to go home, why? Just to see his father? It just seemed like there was an opportunity to fill out that part of the background, creating more reason for returning home. “Tempest” please find another word for whirling winds. It became very noticeable.

Again, excellent story and I am looking forward to following the saga. Narration was excellent as usual and well delivered.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Backwater Pass

  • Kurt Hunter Mysteries, Book 5
  • By: Steven Becker
  • Narrated by: Paul J McSorley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

When a bridge collapses and kills six people, National Park Service Special Agent Kurt Hunter is drawn into a tangled web of political machinations. With the bridge debris scheduled to be turned into an artificial reef in the park, Kurt and Justine are in a race against time to find the party responsible. But things are not as simple as they appear, and soon powerful political figures turn the case into a power struggle to save one of the country's biggest universities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This series just keeps getting better

  • By chieftwidgit on 11-08-18

A hard one to crack

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

The original crime may not have occurred in the park, but dumping all the evidence in the park gave Kurt Hunter another mystery to solve. No matter where it led, he followed the facts with the help of his girlfriend and daughter to bring justice for those who died because of greed and negligence. McSorely’s delivery and performance is rock steady. A great story - where will it lead next?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Backwater Key

  • Kurt Hunter Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: Steven Becker
  • Narrated by: Paul J McSorley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

Congress can’t pass a budget, and Biscayne National Park is paying the price. With Special Agent Kurt Hunter out of work, two rivals gangs start a turf war in the park. But when a body is found hanging from the railing of the iconic Boca Chita Lighthouse, Kurt refuses to sit back and fish while the gangs take over his park.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it!

  • By Jan M on 07-02-18

Ammo, Bikers, Cops - The ABCs of Kurt Hunter

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

Bikers overrun the park during a government shutdown and Park Service Special Agent Kurt Hunter has to determine who is friend or foe during an investigation that could railway get an undercover agent killed. Lots of twists and turns in this mystery for Hunter as he reunites with his estranged daughter and tightens the bond with his new love interest, Justine. Another great book with like-able characters and a solid storyline. The audible performance is spot on and a great story no matter how it’s consumed!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Backwater Channel (Kurt Hunter Mysteries)

  • By: Steven Becker
  • Narrated by: Paul J McSorley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18

That's what agent Kurt Hunter thought until, while out fishing, he witnesses a murder at the Turkey Point nuclear power plant. After being assigned the case, Kurt is pulled into the convoluted politics of Miami only to find out that the embattled power plant is only a pawn in a more deadly game. Greed and corruption are nothing new to pristine Biscayne Bay. With the plant's miles of cooling canals providing essential habitat for several endangered species, Kurt is thrown into a rift between warring environmentalists and power-hungry corporate executives all with their own agendas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Average guy takes on big corporation

  • By The Drewster on 11-01-18

Smile like s crocodile

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Our hero surely does seem to be a sh*t magnet like his boss complains, but Kurt does what ever it takes to solve another mystery that floats his way. Great performance by McSorely and the story is very engaging. Looking forward to more from this series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Allison's Secret

  • By: D Stalter
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 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

Riley and Will are motorcycle buddies on a mission to rescue Riley's nephew, who's been kidnapped by his father. When a solar flare throws them all together, there's going to be problems. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story

  • By sherry Christenson on 08-07-18

Don’t call her a prepped

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

Great story! Unfortunately, it may serve as some level of foreshadowing for our own lives if society can’t get the focus off “me” and start worrying about “us.” Truly hope there is more to this story in the future. Narration was top notch as usual. Highly recommend this to all.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Danger's Hunt

  • Holly Danger, Book 5
  • By: Amanda Carlson
  • Narrated by: Emma Wilder
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15

Holly won't rest until the outskirt is found. The militia who kidnapped him believe they have the upper hand, but they don't know what Holly has along for the ride. With the status reader, Case is as good as rescued. But once she arrives, things get dangerous fast. Tillman and his crew have detected their entrance. She has nothing left to do but make a decision that will change their future forever. Providing a distraction, in the last-ditch effort to free Case, Holly risks life, limb, and Luce. Once they arrive South, the countdown is on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another exceptional book in this series

  • By Lynnz on 07-26-18

Militia Showdown

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

Reviewed: 05-07-18

It was a battle that has been brewing since book one, Benders Crew and the Militia. A great edition building on the previous four books, introducing a couple new characters and a showdown that could mean the end of Holly, Daze, Case and the rest of “Bender’s Crew” including Maizy. Great plot twists and the story keeps you coming back for more. The verbal performance has been outstanding for every book to date.

  • Danger's Cure

  • Holly Danger, Book 4
  • By: Amanda Carlson
  • Narrated by: Emma Wilder
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Holly and her crew are on a quest to uncover the locations of the medi-pods following the clues Roman left behind, hoping to find at least one that hasn’t been destroyed before the government catches on. The only problem is, someone already has. Strange UACs are popping up all over, and in order to take them out, the crew risks exposing itself. When they do, what they find is chilling. A secret government group has a dark purpose. Holly and her friends have no choice but to launch an all-out war to set things right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A happy little find!

  • By Ray Johnson on 02-08-18

The Holly Danger we’ve been waiting for

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

Another outstanding book/story featuring Bender’s Crew of outcasts, geeks and do-gooders including Holly Danger. The militia members ran for safety, but they took Case as a captive. Holly may not want to admit it, but she has feelings for the mystery man and now her enemies have made her mad, attacked her friends and took a person she cares about. That may unleash the Holly Danger they never want to see. Can’t wait for the next book!

  • Backwater Bay

  • Kurt Hunter Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Steven Becker
  • Narrated by: Paul J. McSorley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

When a body is found floating in the mangroves of Biscayne National Park, Special Agent Kurt Hunter has his first real case. He’s not looking for the spotlight or notoriety - he’s had both with disastrous results. But that seems unavoidable as the trail leads him to South Beach, and his introduction to the culture there is anything but comfortable. Follow Kurt through this new world as he unearths a crooked family's greed to solve the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book

  • By Pam C on 09-21-18

South Florida Sluething

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

Reviewed: 03-11-18

Special Agent Hunter, a recent transplant to the southern tip of Florida, finds a body in the water only a few weeks into his new position and it gets tricky from there. Great story with intrigue and local color. As always, the performance of the narrator is top rate. Looking forward to the next book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Sean Kruger Series Complete Boxed Set

  • By: J. C. Fields
  • Narrated by: Paul J. McSorley
  • Length: 28 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

This is the box set of the Sean Kruger series, books 1 through 3: The Fugitive's Trail; The Assassin's Trail; and The Imposter's Trail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Action packed, no time to catch your breath

  • By Ray Johnson on 02-14-18

A different kind of hero

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

Sean Kruger, FBI profiler, isn’t like most agents. He digs deeper and gets into the minds of both victims and perpetrators to help discover the truth and bring an end to crimes and misdeeds. Excellent series and even uttered “Yes!” when reference to a fourth book was made at the end of this engaging, smart trilogy of stories. Very easy to get lost in each book - great together but each able to stand on its own. Narration was outstanding - a great find all the way around.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • But Not Forgiven

  • Clint Wolf Mystery Series, Volume 2
  • By: BJ Bourg
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

When a woman is found dead on her doorsteps—shot through the heart with an arrow—Clint Wolf and Susan Wilson go to work trying to track down the sadistic killer. On the very next day, a second victim is murdered in his driveway (killed in the same manner) and it's now a race against time to uncover the motive behind the killings and identify the murderer.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great second book!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 03-02-18

Clint Wolf right on target!

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

Reviewed: 02-14-18

Another outstanding story with Chief Wolf, Chloe, Susan and all the rest in the sleepy little town where a lot of people die. Just as the author did in the first book, the characters are engaging and the story pulls you in. The plot twists are not overly cumbersome and it ends with a great set up for a third book. Can’t wait!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful