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  • Nobody’s Fool

  • Soldiers of Fame and Fortune, Book 1
  • By: Michael Todd, Michael Anderle
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Holly Smith has been hired as a consultant to go into the ZOO and retrieve information to help a company find a unique chemical. Holly is not a stranger to danger when trying to uncover that next billion-dollar ingredient, but even Holly has to admit something is wrong with the vibe coming from the ZOO.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very entertaining!

  • By dstars2797 on 02-06-19

Very entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

This has got to be my favorite audiobooks, my favorite is Michael’s first book Death Becomes Her. The performance was pretty good. What got me was this the perfect story for an audiobook. Very engaging. I like military science fiction and this was a bit like it, but just a great story! I’m now looking forward to listening to the next in the series.

  • Dragon's Teeth: An Alex Rogers Adventure

  • Ranger Series, Book 2
  • By: Charles Lamb
  • Narrated by: Travis Baldree
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261

As the newly appointed Lord Protector for Windfall and Mage Apprentice to the Wizard King of Great Vale, Alex Rogers had taken the role of a lifetime. Combined with his pending marriage to the half-nymph Lady Cassandra, he had more on his plate than he could ever hope to accomplish anytime soon. However, a message intended for the dead Prince Renfeld, one exposing a dastardly plot, had been dropped in his hands.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very good

  • By Cody on 07-04-18

Good to listen to

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

I’m a big fan of the Alice series so this is a nice change of pace. Different genre but still entertaining. Its fantasy with some military stuff in there to keep my interest. Highly recommend this series.

  • Smarter

  • An Ell Donsaii Story #2
  • By: Laurence E Dahners
  • Narrated by: Laura Bannister
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Smarter is a near future sci-fi/thriller whose young heroine, Ell Donsaii, we learned in Quicker, has a nerve mutation that makes her an athletic phenomenon, so fast that no one can keep up with her. Like Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), Ell is a mathematical genius who, while trying to drift off to sleep, instead of counting sheep, has developed a new theory of quantum mechanics. At once shy and concerned about her social skills, yet loved by those around her, she goes to grad school to try to understand experimental physics. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely fine audiobook

  • By Keith LaDue on 01-30-19

Pretty good

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

Reviewed: 12-25-18

Not a bad follow up to the first book. The narrator was okay, the accents pretty bad. This one could have used more action like first one. If you read this series try and figure out how many times ELL gets kidnapped.

  • Sherlock Holmes

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 62 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,372
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,903
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,857

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the definitive collection of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and four collections of short stories. And, exclusively for Audible, Stephen has written and narrated eight insightful introductions, one for each title.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Chapter Guide!

  • By Katya Rice on 05-25-18

Classic

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

If you could sum up Sherlock Holmes in three words, what would they be?

Introspective. Classic. Riveting.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Not really as I’ve the stories before.

What about Stephen Fry’s performance did you like?

A very good performance by Stephen Fry. One of the best jobs narrating the classic series.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Way too long to hear in one sitting. I spread them out over several days.

Any additional comments?

Worth giving it a try if you like Sherlock Holmes.

  • Adapt and Overcome

  • The Maxwell Saga, Book 3
  • By: Peter Grant
  • Narrated by: Bob Allen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Assigned to investigate a deadly accident, Lieutenant Steve Maxwell uncovers corruption and criminal collusion reaching far above his pay grade. To save his career he's dispatched to a distant planet to help upgrade its defense forces, in the company of an old friend and some of the most experienced Marines Steve's ever met; plus one of the most distracting. Trouble is, the planet's antiquated defenses make its new-found wealth a very tempting target and there are those planning to take full advantage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series!

  • By dstars2797 on 03-20-18

Great series!

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

Would you listen to Adapt and Overcome again? Why?

I’ve listened to this audiobook several times.

What did you like best about this story?

The storyline was pretty good having read the book as well. A well written space opera.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. It will keep you engaged.

Any additional comments?

The narration was pretty good. He kept with the tempo of the book. Made for pretty good listening.

  • Formation: Age of Expansion

  • The Ghost Squadron, Book 1
  • By: Michael Anderle, Sarah Noffke, J. N. Chaney
  • Narrated by: Chris Abernathy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

After 10 years of wandering the outer rim of the galaxy, Eddie Teach is a man without a purpose. He was one of the toughest pilots in the Federation, but now he’s just a regular guy, getting into bar fights and making a difference wherever he can. It’s not the same as flying a ship and saving colonies, but it’ll have to do. That is, until General Lance Reynolds tracks Eddie down and offers him a job. There are bad people out there. Someone has to stop them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kurtherian Gambit Series, with all the trimmings.

  • By Ron ... a fan of exciting books! on 01-20-18

Very entertaining

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book was fun to listen to. Aren’t very many audiobooks out there where it’s enjoyable to listen to.

Which character – as performed by Chris Abernathy – was your favorite?

Eddie of course!

Any additional comments?

I didn’t expect this audiobook to be so good, but it was. Grab it!

  • The Bad Company

  • Age of Expansion - A Kurtherian Gambit Series, Book 1
  • By: Craig Martelle, Michael Anderle
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

Humanity's greatest export - Justice. Space is a dangerous place, even for the wary, especially for the unprepared. The aliens have no idea. Here comes the Bad Company. Colonel Terry Henry Walton takes his warriors into battle, for a price, in this first installment of The Bad Company. He believes in the moral high ground and is happy getting paid for his role in securing it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a great start to a new offshoot in the KGU!

  • By Scott Olson on 06-14-18

Good story

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

Would you listen to The Bad Company again? Why?

Yes. It’s a pretty good story.

What other book might you compare The Bad Company to and why?

This similar to all the other Kurtherian Gambit books.

What aspect of Kate Rudd’s performance would you have changed?

The male voices are pretty off setting. She has a nice voice. Just hit the male voices a bit lighter.

Any additional comments?

I’m still going to get all the KG audiobooks that come out.

  • Missy Makes Mayhem

  • Missy the Werecat, Book 5
  • By: P. G. Allison
  • Narrated by: Summer Morton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

Missy and her friends have convinced government officials that using supernaturals can indeed be managed. Such activities must, of course, be disguised or kept secret. The greater concern now is whether any enemies of the US might have supernaturals and, if so, how to deal with them. Meanwhile, Missy enjoys day-to-day life back at the academy until learning a mob war puts some of her friends at risk; she once again confronts the local crime boss, only to end up helping him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating Series

  • By Michelle Titherington VanDaley on 01-15-19

Good book

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

Would you listen to Missy Makes Mayhem again? Why?

I would listen to it again. Pretty good narration. The story could use some change as it’s almost the same storyline as the previous books.

Would you be willing to try another book from P. G. Allison? Why or why not?

Yes. The next one is decent.

What does Summer Morton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

A nice voice.

  • Missy the Werecat

  • By: P. G. Allison
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 247

When puberty brings on her first shift, Missy goes into the mountains for two years - until finally learning to change back. She can change from fully human in one instant to a mountain lion in the next. Everyone assumes her two-year disappearance was because she'd been kidnapped by a sexual predator that she managed to kill. She keeps her werecat nature a secret. There is no pack, no pride of other werecats, and no alpha.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Please show me, don't tell me

  • By Missy Feigum on 04-18-16

Good story

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

I rather liked the audiobook. The story was well written. The narrator was a bit over the top. Namely using Brooklyn Fran Dreshier type accent for a bunch of the female parts. But not enough to annoy you. Overall I’d recommend it, and I would buy it again. As long as it was on sale.

  • Release the Dogs of War

  • The Kurtherian Gambit, Book 10
  • By: Michael Anderle
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 436
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 435

Stephen walked into the office which Barnabas was using as his judge's chamber. While the massive amount of data Bethany Anne's team was throwing at him was more than enough to assuage his curiosity, he had never felt this way in the last 152 years. He wanted a vacation. He pulled the top manila-folder and took a look at the name, "Clarissa Bernier, CEO". He opened the folder, and it was now in the agreed upon fashion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome

  • By timothy on 09-06-17

Great Story!

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

I loved the story when it first came out. The narration was spot on with Emily doing an excellent job. Great series!