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  • The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant

  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,837
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,389
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,391

Timid, socially awkward, and plagued by self-esteem issues, Fred has never been the adventurous sort. One fateful night - different from the night he died, which was more inconvenient than fateful - Fred reconnects with an old friend at his high school reunion. This rekindled relationship sets off a chain of events thrusting him right into the chaos of the parahuman world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun for a While

  • By sherri on 09-18-16

Enjoyable 1st book in a series that only improves.

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

Reviewed: 07-08-19

I like Fred and his menagerie of weird friends a lot. There was a time when I would have given this book 5 stars, but the truth is that I think subsequent books in the series are better, and I don't like to hand out 5 star ratings unless the book is really special. 4 stars, to me, means this is pretty good, and even a 3 star book can be am enjoyable read.

  • Shadowmage

  • Spellmonger, Book 9
  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 24 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,525
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,436
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,430

When Tyndal and Rondal, journeymen wizards and knights errant, travel to southern Alshar to rescue a helpless boy and his mother, it sets in motion a series of events that will shake the foundations of the Five Duchies! While they are beginning their quest against the vast criminal gang known as the Brotherhood of the Rat, the two knights encounter the Cats of Enultramar, a family of shadowmagi and high-class thieves who help them discover a plot to attack the rich lands and prosperous people of Alshar, from the Wilderlands to the Great Bay...and only Rondal and Tyndal can stop them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 premature reviews?

  • By Nori Carter on 06-25-19

Great addition to the Spellmonger series!

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

Reviewed: 06-29-19

Several interesting new characters are introduced in this book, and there are some fantastic developments. The bonus story is also not to be missed. Now I just need "The Wizard of Birchwood Bridge" done on audio. Hopefully when they release Necromancer...

  • The Flaw in All Magic

  • Magebreakers, Book 1
  • By: Ben S. Dobson
  • Narrated by: Travis Baldree
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

In a world of elves and dwarves and sprites and mages, Tane Carver is a human with no gift but his wits. Which, to be fair, did get him into the world's most prestigious university of magical technology. For a while. Until his lack of magic was discovered. And then it all came crashing down. But when a student is murdered on campus behind unbreakable wards, Tane gets a second chance. Solving an impossible crime should be easy for the man who fooled the university's best mages for years. Except he's not counting on the head constable being an old flame who isn't so fond of him anymore.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really fun story and well read to boot!

  • By Katie on 02-23-18

Pretty good start to the series.

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

Reviewed: 06-14-19

Plot is interesting.
Loved the characters.
Good performance.
Hopefully, future installments will be even better.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Andrea Vernon and the Superhero-Industrial Complex

  • By: Alexander C. Kane
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 825
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 789
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 786

More than a year after she helped save the world from the Sparnaxian invasion, Andrea Vernon is in a good place. Her boss is giving her greater responsibility and she’s getting to travel a lot (although her fill-in is hopeless at making coffee); things could be getting even more serious with her 8’ 4” superhero boyfriend, The Big Axe; and she has a really fun new BFF, Never More. Small issue, though, with that last item - Never More is a supervillain bent on world domination, and it looks as if nothing can stop her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • imaginative and funny

  • By BerryChow on 05-16-19

Not as good as the first book.

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

Reviewed: 06-11-19

This book didn't hold my attention the way the first book did. I was thinking it was just more of the same and that's why, but then I realised that's not true. Many of the great characters from the first book have only minor parts here, and they just aren't as entertaining. The new characters do not pick up the slack.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mask of the Template: A Monster Girl Harem Fantasy

  • Celestine Chronicles Series, Book 1
  • By: Cebelius
  • Narrated by: Tess Irondale
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,326
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,259

Terrence Mack was born poor, grew up tough, and died hard. Waking up in a sea cave with nothing but the clothes on his back and a new bullet scar was enough to convince him that wherever his death had brought him, it wasn't paradise. His new world quickly proves to be a place of danger, magic, monsters, and - for Terry at least - women. Known on Celestine as a template, Terry's genes are key to the survival of the eldritch races. But the fiercely competitive eldritch don't typically leave their lovers alive long, and aren't accustomed to taking 'no' for an answer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpectedly superb

  • By thomas on 02-19-19

Pretty good for a first book of a harem fantasy.

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

I liked this book, Cebelius is a talented author, and Tess Irondale is a really good reader, one of the very best. She really helped to bring the book to life.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Monster Empire

  • By: Michael-Scott Earle
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,158

Step 1 - Find beautiful monster girl. Step 2 - Bed beautiful monster girl. Step 3 - Make half-monster-half-human child that has magical abilities with beautiful monster girl. Step 4 - Go to Step 1 with different monster girl until an unstoppable horde is made. Step 5 - Conquer the world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Magic, myths and legends

  • By omar conger on 10-30-18

Not as good as his previous work. Not bad though.

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

Reviewed: 10-21-18

I like some of Mr. Earle's previous work better.
This one seems kind-of by the numbers in comparison to other books in his catalog.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Nameless Witch

  • By: A. Lee Martinez
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 134

Being born undead can have its disadvantages, such as eternal youth and flawless beauty-things most unsuitable for a witch. Hiding behind the guise of a grimy old crone, the witch is content living outside Fort Stalwart with her unlikely band of allies: a troll named Gwurm, an enchanted broom, and a demonic duck named Newt. She leads a simple life filled with spells, potions, and the occasional curse.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Early Martinez

  • By colleen on 03-31-15

My favorite audio book by A. Lee Martinez

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

Reviewed: 10-20-18

The story is excellent by itself, but the narration by Ann Marie Lee is just about as good as any from the other audio books in my Audible library, and I have hundreds of titles.
Put it together, and this audio book is a truly excellent experience.

  • Tastes Like Chicken

  • Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I.
  • By: Kevin J. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Don Abad
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Dan Shamble, zombie P.I. faces his most fowl case yet, when a flock of murderous feral chickens terrorizes the Unnatural Quarter. Also in the caseload, Dan deals with the sinister spokesman for Monster Chow Industries, a spreading contamination that drives vampires berserk, a serial-killer demon from the Fifth Pit of Hell, a black-market blood gang led by the nefarious Ma Hemoglobin, a ghost fighting a hostile takeover of his blood bars...and a cute little vampire girl who may, or may not, be his daughter.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I still miss Phil

  • By Vorthe on 10-13-18

I still miss Phil

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

I still like the stories, and Don Abad isn't terrible, but he doesn't tell the story with nearly the same level of skill as Phil Gigante. The end result just is not as enjoyable.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • We Take You Now to Grover's Mill

  • The Making of the 'War of the Worlds' Broadcast
  • By: Mr. Joe Bevilacqua
  • Narrated by: Mr. Joe Bevilacqua, John Houseman, Howard Koch, and others
  • Length: 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

In this 1988 documentary, award-winning NPR producer Joe Bevilacqua looks at how the landmark broadcast came about and examines its impact on broadcast history. The half-hour program includes rare interviews with Mercury Theater producer John Houseman and writer Howard Koch, actor Arthur Anderson, and the people of Grover's Mill, New Jersey, who lived through the "Martian invasion".

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dull.

  • By Vorthe on 10-13-18

Dull.

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

This recording has no pizzazz. It's very dry.
Some of the information is interesting, but it would be better on paper. Listening to it is a snooze.

  • Hero Forged

  • Ethereal Earth, Book 1
  • By: Josh Erikson
  • Narrated by: Josh Erikson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,423
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,348
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,342

Gabriel Delling might call himself a professional con artist, but when walking superstitions start trying to bite his face off, his charm is shockingly unhelpful. It turns out living nightmares almost never appreciate a good joke. Together with a succubus who insists on constantly saving his life, Gabe desperately tries to survive a new reality that suddenly features demons, legends, and a giant locust named Dale - all of whom pretty much hate his guts. And when an ancient horror comes hunting for a spirit locked in his head, Gabe finds himself faced with the excruciating choice between death...or becoming some kind of freaking hero.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly Good

  • By Steelgator on 07-21-18

Good start to the series.

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

I almost stopped reading the book in the first couple of chapters because the antagonist building her power was really pretty awful, but I persevered, and you really start to care about the protagonist and the people in his friends. Josh Erikson did a good job reading his own book, even doing the female voices, which I think takes real skill as a reader. I look forward to the next book in this series.