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  • Space Team

  • The Time Titan of Tomorrow
  • By: Barry J. Hutchison
  • Narrated by: Phil Thron
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 322

Cal Carver's space team is broke. When they pick up a distress signal from a luxury space cruiser, they think their luck might be about to change. And it does; sadly, not in the way they'd hoped. Someone has detonated a time bomb aboard the cruiser - an experimental device designed to shatter time itself. As the team passes through the fragments, their personal timelines begin moving at very different speeds, and an ageing Cal is forced to live out decades aboard the ship surrounded by his now statuelike crewmates and the mutated, inbred descendants of the cruiser's former inhabitants.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • freaking love this book series!!!

  • By Monica on 06-29-18

great story as per the usual

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

but the blooper reel is just hilarious, I mean the performer had done over ten of this authors books and is still brought to tears by the story. it makes me wonder of the author writes some of this just to get him going! Great stuff!

  • Marked

  • Alex Verus Series, Book 9
  • By: Benedict Jacka
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 937
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 882
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 880

 

When Mage Alex Verus ends up with a position on the Light Council, no one is happy, least of all him. But Alex is starting to realize that if he wants to protect his friends, he'll need to become a power player himself. His first order of business is to track down dangerous magical items unleashed into the world by Dark Mages.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I love the character development but...

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-08-18

Everything I expect and more

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

Reviewed: 09-13-18

Nine books in and still on the edge of my seat. The world berated by the author brought to life by the performer with all the subtle nuances in the different voices for all the different characters is so real it's almost tangible. Part of me wants to hope into it all and take part in defeating the evil dark mashes bent on subjugation. Well I assume that's what there after but not if Alex can navigate the political landscape, understand his true self, rely on his friends, and decode Dragon and dead friends prophecies all in a bid to keep his team safe and stop the darkness from falling on all of Britain.

  • The Valens Legacy

  • Publisher's Pack 2
  • By: Jan Stryvant
  • Narrated by: Leland King
  • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,623
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,531
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,529

Over Our Heads, Book 3: Sean's still up to his neck in trouble, but at least he's finally found an example of his father's work, along with all of his notes. Now all Sean has to do is figure out not only how to reproduce his father's greatest achievement, but to solve the one problem his father wasn't able to. Head Down, Book 4: Things are starting to look up for Sean: he has a safe place to stay, allies, way too many wolves, and a couple of dangerously cute werefoxes around as well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Series

  • By Mitchell Jones on 04-19-18

Great performance and wonderful book

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

With most of the character development done this book has a bit less sex in it, the author choosing to glass over the repetition. I like that the sex is more about character development and what's good for the story rather than just a well written pornographic story. I think it could be hard to ride that line and the author does it well. I also like that while the problems are large that they are not insurmountable and that the solutions to these problems often come from developments of the story. Often times these problems can become huge and the writer must result in deus ex Machina to solve major problems. It is often decisions made by the characters, and who they are as people and the connections they have made that bring fourth the solutions. For me this makes for a more relaxed and interesting read. It also allows the reader to deduce what the characters might do next, and instead of it being a bad troupe or an overly used one it's more that I know the characters, because the author has made them do very real, ends when you think about it how often fires one of your closest friends surprise you? I like this book and its message, while sometimes being a little up front at times often it's left to a little interpretation, and that sits well with me. At the end of the day if you liked the first set of books, you will love this set, more of the same while there is a lot different, and characters that are all very true to themselves.

  • The Valens Legacy

  • By: Jan Stryvant
  • Narrated by: Leland King
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,070
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,959
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,957

In his junior year at college, the only things on Sean's mind are doing his homework and getting out of college to get a real job. A gamer and a bit of a nerd, Sean's philosophy in life has been to keep his head down and get his work done. But when a failed kidnapping attempt leaves him with a gaping hole in his memory, his oldest friend dead, and his mother missing, Sean suddenly finds his whole world turned upside down as he's thrust into the hidden world of magic and the supernatural.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sumtime' s you just want to have fun!

  • By Joel Cagle on 03-22-18

Very good and interesting fantasy mechanics

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

Most fantasy mechanics are getting to be route and when someone takes modern ideas and plugs them into fantasy and "high technology" well and with a twist in the mechanic it's usually a good thing. I am glad this came with the first two books as the first ends quite abruptly. there is a lot of sex in this series and it does get somewhat graphic, however, I believe it's not terribly distracting from the story as it serves to help explain the psyche of the main character and his growing pride and a lot of that builds on the pride structure and how these very strong and capable people come to be a part of it and the dynamic out there social arrangement. I dance around topics here to not give much away but a warning there is polygamy in this book and if you cannot tolerate that then steer clear. There are many shows these days that show polygamist relationships and I have always found the social structure a tad odd... for a few reasons, the one depicted in this book however makes a lot more sense to me. Not just the why's but also the relationships themselves and I think the author is rather true to the nature of his characters in many ways and look forward to see the growing dynamic.

On another note while not my favorite performer, the voice performer for these books did a wonderful job building individual voices and brought life to his performance that simple narrators lack. I enjoyed my time with this book and listened in one solid go over night. I will likely start book three and four as soon as I get some shut eye.

  • The Gordian Knot

  • Schooled in Magic, Book 13
  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483

The post of Head Girl of Whitehall looks fantastic on anyone's resume. It places the lucky winner on equal terms to the staff, granting them authority, power, and responsibility that no other student can even dream of possessing. Naturally, Emily doesn't want it. But when she returns to Whitehall for her sixth and final year, she discovers that the staff has elected her to the post - and refusal isn't an option. Reluctantly, she starts to carry out her new duties, unaware that deadly enemies are waiting in the shadows, preparing themselves to strike at her when her back is turned.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Almost nothing happened

  • By Zergling For Hire on 04-29-18

Great as usual

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

though I am starting to grow weary of her "sighs inwardly" wish he would mix up the statement with some synonyms, sighed to herself, or felt like sighing, or I dunno something else anything else. I feel as if it should be some audible drinking game.

  • Scourged

  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,695
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,289

New York Times best-selling author Kevin Hearne returns with the finale to his wildly popular action-adventure series, The Iron Druid Chronicles. Two-thousand-year-old Druid Atticus O'Sullivan travels to Asgard and faces off against the Norse gods to try to prevent Ragnarok in the final battle for the fate of mankind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a fitting conculsion

  • By will on 04-04-18

Sad to see it go

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

I started this not knowing it was the end.... the sense off loss was extreme... This very well may be the best one yet, and as slomo suggests it's Dolofabolo.

  • Return of the Dead Guy

  • Space Team, Book 6
  • By: Barry J. Hutchison
  • Narrated by: Phil Thron
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378

When a Weird Space Thing™ threatens to destroy planet Earth, Cal is determined to stop it. But when they get there, they find the place is still swarming with parasitic extra-terrestrial bugs, and that there isn't a whole lot left to save. While battling an unexpected ghost of the past, Cal is abducted by aliens. Again. Brought before their covert High Council, Cal is given a choice: save his Earth and doom countless others to oblivion, or sacrifice it, so that parallel Earths may live.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, Silly and sometimes emotional

  • By Calista on 02-08-18

Funniest and possibly best yet!

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

Reviewed: 04-16-18

I really don't know what to say other than go no that was great! GO Gluck!

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  • Shadow Hunt

  • Disrupted Magic, Book 3
  • By: Melissa F. Olson
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 531
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 483
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 481

For years now, Scarlett Bernard has counted on two things: her ability to nullify magic, and Shadow, the bargest who guards Scarlett with her life. But after a sudden revelation turns Scarlett's world upside down, she panics and leaves town without warning, leaving Shadow with her partner, Jesse. In the chaos that follows, the bargest is stolen - and Jesse nearly dies from a brutal psychic assault. It seems that an old enemy has returned for revenge...and the attack on Shadow was only the beginning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Harry Potter for Adults!

  • By Kindle Customer on 02-14-18

Amazing as always

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

I really love the mix of building the lie and real physical places. with the great narration and a little Google earth you almost can feel like your there to witness it with your own eyes. It simply amazes me that fantasy can be so real. I really enjoy some other urban fantasy titles, like The Heartstriker series, but the world is so very different you have to imagine it all. But this is all so very real and in locations you can visit it is something this set of books shares with my favorite Urban fantasy Iron Druid.

The epolouge was... predictably foreshadowing but I think that the direction these books are going the real stories will be very, very interesting.

  • A Plague of Giants

  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Xe Sands
  • Length: 22 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,595
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,456
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,438

Mother and warrior. Scholar and spy. Rebel and hero. Set in a magical world of terror and wonder, this audiobook is a deeply felt epic of courage and war, in which the fates of these three characters intertwine - and where ordinary people become heroes, and their lives become legend.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining but dissapointing

  • By Roland on 11-20-17

Kevin Hearne is a wordsmith unmatched in his genre

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

Reviewed: 02-19-18

In fact the match up of Kevin and Luke are literally music to my ears. This is one of the longest books I have listened to recent history. Most I read are in the ten to fourteen hour or so and while I was taken aback half way through I was glad so much more was to come. You become so invested in the lives of the people in this book and there tails will bring happiness and sorrow as you journey with them.

I half think that Kevin writes with like in mind as the narrator, I have seen them together in videos and have a great relationship it seems and I stand by the belief that just reading a Kevin Hearne book is like listening to a movie with no video. like just breathes so much life into the books that it makes amazing works even better.

  • Points of Impact

  • Frontlines, Book 6
  • By: Marko Kloos
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,577
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,419
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,412

Earth's armed forces have stopped the Lanky advance and chased their ships out of the solar system, but for CDC officer Andrew Grayson, the war feels anything but won. On Mars, the grinding duty of flushing out the twenty-meter-tall alien invaders from their burrows underground is wearing down troops and equipment at an alarming rate. And for the remaining extrasolar colonies, the threat of a Lanky attack is ever present.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Meeting up with old friends that you actually miss

  • By Mgarneau on 01-10-18

Great installment

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

Reviewed: 01-13-18

I have always liked this series but it has always felt like it was headed for complete tragedy even through hard thought narrow marginal victories. This book had a slightly better, more upbeat tone and despite the strategic loss but moral victory, or perhaps the other way round there is still optimistic future possibilities, in fact it seems that humanity will win out in the end. Sure, we all expect the series to end this way but as the tone has been set in a very grim note for so long I am always expecting for the other shoe to drop.

I would howl in rage if the series ends abruptly with Halley picking up an end epilogue that this story was in his out bound message cue and following his last wish she published it and let us know he died heroically on the deployment he was telling us about before the chapter ended. I say this because it would be a devastating blow as we have hope for our two married warriors to someday enjoy the good life in a cabin by the lake.... but the odds are horribly stacked against them.

I would also be commending the author for a brilliant end to the series no matter how dissatisfied and depressed I would be with the ending. I think this installment sets us up for that potential ending before Andrew leaves Mars. I felt the same after the third book in the divergent series.

Here's hoping for there future, and a really amazing addition to the series. I hope it ends I a happy note in spite of how realistic and epic an end it would be, this was one of the best installments yet and they seem to keep getting better, let's see if the author wants to give us all what we want for our two heroes, or does what will make at least me hate him while applauding his bold choice to disappoint us all... or maybe it's the opposite....