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  • Pawn

  • Chronicle of the Sibyl’s War, Book 1
  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Joel Richards
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Nicole Lee's life is going nowhere. No family, no money, and stuck in a relationship with a thug named Bungie. But, after one of Bungie's "deals" goes south, he and Nicole are whisked away by a mysterious moth-like humanoid to a strange ship called the Fyrantha. Once aboard, life on the ship seems too good to be true. All she has to do is work on one of the ship's many maintenance crews. However, she learned long ago that nothing comes without a catch. When she's told to keep quiet and stop asking questions, she knows she is on to something.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Things Are Not What They Seem

  • By J. Jones on 05-27-18

I'm fan of Tim Zahn, but this bored me

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

Reviewed: 12-30-17

Unique story, interesting main character, but after that...meh. I just kept struggling to maintain my interest in the story. When I got to the 13th chapter, I wondered why I was still listening. Don't get me wrong, its not a bad story. Just sort of boring and pointless. So I can't recommend this story sadly.

  • Paradox Bound

  • A Novel
  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,612
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,013
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,994

Nothing ever changes in Sanders. The town's still got a video store, for God's sake. So why doesn't Eli Teague want to leave? Not that he'd ever admit it, but maybe he's been waiting - waiting for the traveler to come back. The one who's roared into his life twice before, pausing just long enough to drop tantalizing clues before disappearing in a cloud of gunfire and a squeal of tires. The one who's a walking anachronism, with her tricorne hat, flintlock rifle, and steampunked Model A Ford.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Standard Clines. Fun and forgettable

  • By Debra on 10-07-17

Unique and a little frustrating

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

Reviewed: 10-02-17

Love Peter Clines work and I enjoyed this title. Sadly, I just felt frustrated at times with some of the things that really dragged out. I don't want to give any spoilers. Its a really interesting story, no doubt about that. Minus the frustration I felt, I would have given this five stars. So with that, I can somewhat recommend this with a warning and request that you have patience.

6 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Victory's Defeat

  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,435
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,365
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,355

Beth, forever fanning the flames of tension and dissension, has the Stryvers, the Progerians, and the entire human race on the brink of annihilation. It is up to Michael Talbot, BT, Drababan, and the United Earth Marine Corps to stave off this extinction event, along with General Ginson aboard the outgunned, outmanned, and nearly crippled USS Guardian. Is it too late, or can it all still be saved?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tufo is the best!

  • By Trucking david on 06-06-17

A great story with laughs, action, and feel

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

Reviewed: 06-10-17

The amazing thing about this ongoing story about Indian Hill, is it ability to expand into new areas of action. Space. Ground. Dialog. Epic battles and it never gets old. Filled with actions that mirror absolute friendship, loyalty and the importance of survival. Mike still hovers with reality and not taking things too seriously. Deep down, he fully grasps the reality of everything happening but he protects himself with a armor of laughs. Often confusing or frustrating his friends and allies but giving all of us a good time.

And yet somehow in the midst of all this patent ridiculosity. It manages to be serious. An edge to whats really a state. Confusing the listener as to not be able to tell what will happen next. Pressure based, because you never know just who might perish from the next battle.

And at over five books at the time of this writing, it's hard to deny that this new chapter is epic. It will make you laugh like a kid at the circus. It will make tears spring to your eyes with laughter. It will keep you on the edge of your seat wanting more while still leaving you with a sense of gleeful satisfaction after nearly every chapter.

Indian hill introduced me to Michael Talbot. If you haven't heard of him in any of his parallel universe based stories, for the sake of all that is right, please do.

I highly recommend this tale. :)

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Barking up the Wrong Tree

  • The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong
  • By: Eric Barker
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,084
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,594

By looking at what separates the extremely successful from the rest of us, we learn what we can do to be more like them - and find out, in some cases, why it's good that we aren't. Barking up the Wrong Tree draws on startling statistics and surprising anecdotes to help you understand what works and what doesn't, so you can stop guessing at success and start living the life you want.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievable wisdom. I just wish I were the author

  • By Celso Relvas on 03-21-18

Frustrating

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

Reviewed: 05-21-17

I love this guys blog. However this was all over the place. I had to give up.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Mindfulness for Beginners

  • Relieve Stress, Live Worry-Free, and Cure Anxiety with Mindfulness Meditation
  • By: Brittany Hallison
  • Narrated by: Tia Sorensen
  • Length: 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

This book is your complete guide on how uncover the full richness life has to offer by increasing your conscious awareness. The key to living a relaxed, content life is in your power. The advantages of mindfulness meditation remain numerous. It is not only a fantastic concentration exercise, but the healing effects of mindfulness meditation on stress and anxieties are well-documented.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Nonsense Helpful Way to Gain Mindfulness

  • By Fascinatingbooks on 11-24-15

Great info but lacking work

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

Reviewed: 02-04-17

Lots of information regarding the topic. It would be better with at least a few actual sessions.

  • Lycan Fallout 3: End of Age

  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,932
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,814
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,812

The Lycan King Xavier is making his final march on the embattled humans to bring on the end of one age and usher in the dawning of a new, fiercer one where he will dominate his subjects with an iron claw. Follow along with Michael, a half vampire; Mathieu, the werewolf; Azile, the witch; Bailey, the warrior; and Lana, the young woman who is so much more than anyone knows as they attempt to bring Xavier and his army to heel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why can't we give 10 Stars??!?

  • By Rygoth on 08-16-16

Loved every dang second of it. Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 09-18-16

I love Mark Tufo and Sean Runnette. A perfect pair. The dynamic duo. Heros of audiobook lore and entertainment.

That said,this was the final battle of the series. Unless there is more of course. :)

The story was just as good, complex, desperate, and gripping as the others. The characters all remained interesting with their own objectives and goals. Finishing this story with how it went as a whole was great. It was a lot of fun. It gave me the usual mix of emotions and I was focused the entire time. The same great overall audio production and feels.

Great work. I highly recommend this story. Even if you have never heard of any of Mike Talbots past exploits, this will peak your curiosity.

Well done. Outstanding.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fortress Earth

  • Extinction Wars, Book 4
  • By: Vaughn Heppner
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366

In the fourth book of the Extinction Wars series, Abaddon commands a Karg-Jelk Super Fleet bent on annihilating humanity. He's the galaxy's most ruthless strategist wielding superior technology. That includes the perfect raid-ships, able to teleport anywhere at will. Humanity has Commander Creed, and he has his Assault Troopers. He's going to take the fight to the enemy. He's buying time, learning secrets and setting up for the greatest space battle in the Orion Arm.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Creed's best adventure

  • By Mark on 10-02-16

Ok at best.

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

Reviewed: 09-18-16

I loved this overall story up to this audiobook. However this story just wasn't as good to me. Don't get me wrong, it was still decent but it seemed sort of silly. I'm not sure I would have listened to this completely if I did not have the overall investment. I love the narrator and maybe I just didn't notice this time but I really didn't like how every sentence ended with his voice going up. It about drove me nuts.

If you are a fan of the series, finish it. Outside of that, I can say this production is ok at best.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Secrets of Supervillainy

  • The Supervillainy Saga, Book 3
  • By: C. T. Phipps
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,460
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,357

Merciless, the Supervillain without Mercy (TM), is back with even bigger problems! How far will he go to fix his wife's current state of being a soulless vampire? Can he ignore his growing feelings for Cindy, despite their difference over the new Star Wars movie? Can he survive the wrath of the president of the United States (whom he accidentally stole billions from)?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent and multilayered!

  • By erobbins33 on 12-05-16

The story was ok but overall it was outstanding.

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

Reviewed: 08-03-16

This still feels like a dark comedy of a Jack Kirby comic. I love it. All of the rich backgrounds, the characters, the conflicts of being villains vs being good, and it's just still has that nice make it work magic. Now to be fair, had I not heard the first two audio books, I'm not sure I would have liked this one as much. Story wise, this one is fairly average but the narration production and enjoying the characters in action again is what made the fun still sink in.

If you enjoyed the first two, I recommend this one as well.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Home World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 6
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,293
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,943
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,920

When the Earth is invaded by a rival empire, James McGill's legion must defend the Home World. The top brass has complex plans, but none of that matters much to McGill, who chooses his own unique path. Traveling to star systems no human has ever visited, he searches for a technological edge to beat the enemy before it's too late. Along the way he unleashes new terrors, triggering the biggest battles in human history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Obstinate to the Core

  • By Don Gilbert on 06-04-16

outdamnstanding

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

Reviewed: 05-27-16

Hands down, James McGill at his best. A very good story and the same great narration.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • United States of Apocalypse

  • By: Mark Tufo, Armand Rosamilia
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette, Julia Whelan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,525
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,427

When World War 3 erupts on American soil, it is up to some less than likely heroes to band together and stand tall against any and all comers as a once proud nation is brought to her knees. Cowardly terrorist attacks and indifferent global communities have isolated America as she spirals into a desperate bid for survival.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wait, No Zombies? What the....?

  • By Mel the no where chick on 05-07-16

Slow start, makes you angry but good overall

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

Reviewed: 05-13-16

I had a hard time sticking with this story. it really started to get good. my anger peaked as things started to develop. I really got into what was going on and kept waiting for that revenge. The payback.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful