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  • Wine, Women, & Song: Bubba the Monster Hunter, Season 3

  • By: John G. Hartness
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

It's been a year since Bubba settled things with his crazy brother Jason once and for all, and what a year it's been! The third volume of collected Bubba stories contains more monsters, more inter-dimensional travel, more duels to the death, and more guitar solos than any other season of Bubba yet! Wine, Women, & Song is a collected edition including the novellas Moon over Bourbon Street, Night at the Museum, Midsummer, Oh Bubba, Where Art Thou?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bubba battles Shakespeare and Hank Williams, Sr

  • By Ray Johnson on 05-03-18

Well d*mn

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

Reviewed: 06-22-17

Can't wait for the fourth one. Is he a great writer? No. But it's a great story. This book follows the second better that the second followed the first. Mostly because it doesn't harp so much on his grad dads sword that has very conflicting origin stories. Will you fond a better written series than Buba the Monster Hunter? Yes but that doesn't mean it will be more entertaining. If you enjoy monster hunting stories, and like lovable dumb red necks then you'll love these books.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Super Powereds: Year 2

  • Super Powereds, Book 2
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 32 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,034
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,661
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,647

Despite having their secret revealed, the residents of Melbrook Hall return to Lander University for another year in the Hero Certification Program. Good thing the focus of this year is teamwork, because with their origins known, they'll have to lean on each other more than ever. Now finally sophomores, their curriculum expands, allowing them to train in the majors that Heroes specialize in. The new classes will test their minds, bodies, and determination in ways never anticipated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great second story

  • By Joshua on 07-22-16

Better than the first one.

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

Reviewed: 03-28-17

The narrator is great. There's a vast amount of characters and they are relatively easy to distinguish with the way Drew Hayes changes his speech patterns for each character. The story is pretty good as well. I'm highly enjoying this series so far. Can't wait to start year 3

  • Super Powereds: Year 1

  • Super Powereds, Book 1
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 26 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,844
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,834

Knowledge is power. That would be the motto of Lander University, had it not been snatched up and used to death by others long before the school was founded. For while Lander offers a full range of courses to nearly all students, it also offers a small number of specialty classes to a very select few. Lander is home to the Hero Certification Program, a curriculum designed to develop students with superhuman capabilities, commonly known as Supers, into official Heroes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Series In Recent Memory

  • By Get Off My Lawn! on 10-08-16

Reminds me of Sky High but for adults

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

Reviewed: 03-22-17

I really enjoyed this audiobook and am looking forward to the next one. As I said in the title of the review it reminded me a lot of the movie Sky High but with more graphic violence, sex, and curse words so you probably don't want to listen to it where kids can hear. If you enjoyed Ex-Heroes then I suggest you give this one a try. It's not as dark but it's a lot more fun.

  • When Gods Fail: Volume 1

  • By: Nelson Lowhim
  • Narrated by: Patrick Baur
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 24

Exploring a cave, Tom finds himself trapped when a series of earthquakes seal the cave entrance. Weeks later he pulls himself out. But something is wrong; he sees nothing but ashes. A forest fire? With his wife in mind, he walks until he finds a sign of civilization. When he meets new people he learns a terrible truth: The world as he knows it is over, destroyed. He decides that he will pull the world towards a humane new order, but he soon realizes that in a fight for survival he cannot do what he wants.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not your feminist, end of the world read

  • By Mazza on 01-25-16

great story if you like psychopaths

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

Reviewed: 01-06-17

this book is written in first person and is great if you like narcissistic psychopaths that can justify murder and rape to themselves.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Moving In

  • Moving In Series, Book 1
  • By: Ron Ripley
  • Narrated by: Andrew Tell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 191

To escape the stress of living in the city and the anxiety of his high pressure job, Brian Roy moves his family to the country. His wife loves the easy living, but Brian hates it...especially when weird things start happening in the house. When he discovers a dead body in the woods and a burial ground in his basement, Brian could never imagine the shocking history of the house or its former occupants that comes to light. As his life starts to unravel, Brian isn't so sure living in the country is going to be the oasis of peace he and his wife expected.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A cute little ghost story ....

  • By The Dark Side on 10-19-16

Entertaining story, Decent naration

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

Reviewed: 07-23-16

Where does Moving In rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I would rank it as good. The story was entertaining.

Any additional comments?

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. The story I gave 4 stars. It's entertaining and honestly I might buy the next one in the series. The narrator wasn't bad but could be better. It sounds like he has to get more comfortable with his craft. There is hesitation with the words where he sounds kind of choppy while reading. For that reason alone I gave 3 stars for the narration. Not bad to listen to but nor great either. I hope to hear him narrate the next one but with a little smoother read through so it flows better.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Grits, Guns & Glory

  • Bubba the Monster Hunter, Season 2
  • By: John G. Hartness
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328

Bubba's back, and he's dealing with his brother, Jason, once and for all! This is the collected edition of Bubba the Monster Hunter Season 2, collecting everything since Scattered, Smothered & Chunked. Also included: a special preview of Raising Hell, a new novella from John G. Hartness and White Lightnin', a Beauregard the Monster Hunter short story!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bubba's back!!!

  • By Mindy on 03-29-16

Great story

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

Reviewed: 05-18-16

I wish they brought in the same narrator from the first volume, but John Solo did a great job.


The stories were good but there was conflicting information between the first volume and the second volume. (spoiler alert) For example the promise Bubba made to the sasquatch was to kill his father and not to kill his brother. He didn't know his brother was alive. The sword was reported to have been won in a duel during WWII by his great grandfather and made of iron. In the second volume it was crafted from a native American relic and star metal specifically for his great grandfather.


I took a star off from the overall rating because of this because these small flubs could have been easily worked around to make the story work without having to rewrite and contradict the previous stories.


Overall I did really enjoy these stories and gave it 4 stars. They are great for what they're intended to be. Easy listening and entertaining.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Wrath of the Orphans

  • Book One of Elmoryn's The Kinless Trilogy
  • By: Chris Philbrook
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 86

What do you do when everything you've ever known is ripped away from you, leaving nothing but ashes and charred memories behind? You get angry. So very angry. Malwynn and his twin sister, Umaryn, live in a small town in Northern Varrland. In idyllic New Picknell nearly nothing happens, and when their day-to-day routine is interrupted by a skirmish between an invading patrol of the dead from The Amaranth Empire and a defending force from Varrland, their world begins to come undone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good listen, with the promise for more

  • By Daniel Abrams on 06-05-17

Decent story but the naration was a little over th

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

Reviewed: 04-30-16

If you could sum up The Wrath of the Orphans in three words, what would they be?

Read The Book

How could the performance have been better?

Maybe if a majority of it wasn't read like it was written in all capitals.

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

Considering it's 13 hours long, no I would not want to listen to it in one sitting.

Any additional comments?

I received this book for free from audiobookboom in exchange for an honest review.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Maids of Wrath

  • The Cleaners, Book 2
  • By: Josh Vogt
  • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

After surviving employee orientation without destroying the city with her new powers, Dani is finally a bonafide Cleaner. Raring to get to work and save the world from corruption, she's given the critical assignment of...full-time tools training. After all, what good are magic mops or squeegees if she doesn't know how to properly wield them against scum? For now, she's stuck in sparring matches where her pride is getting as bruised as her body.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great second book!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 05-19-16

Not a bad book

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

Reviewed: 04-24-16

What made the experience of listening to The Maids of Wrath the most enjoyable?

The laid back but entertaining story

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the mystical profanity filter. I just wished the narrator would have said the word it was supposed to beep out and they actually beeped it out instead of pausing. It lost some of the fluidity of the dialogue when that happened.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Michael Gilboe?

Yes

Any additional comments?

I received this book for free by the narrator/author on audiobookbook.com in exchange for an honest review

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,552
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,174

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Owe Stephen King An Apology

  • By Kelly on 04-16-12

Best Audiobook I've ever listened to.

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

Reviewed: 04-20-16

What made the experience of listening to 11-22-63 the most enjoyable?

The Narrator by far. He did a hell of a job. My gods the emotion he put into the reading of this was incredible. This wasn't just reading a story to us, this was a performance. I have never listened to an audiobook where the narrator put that much feeling into it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The protagonist. He's a good guy that does things that we would find horrific. Hell he finds them horrific. But he knows and we know it's for the best when he does them.

What about Craig Wasson’s performance did you like?

My god it's hard to pin down. I have to say it's characters when he's speaking for one to the next is easily distinguishable. You don't have to really think about who's speaking. You just recognize the voice.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes I did. His first how do I say this without spoilers? His first real experiment and the reaction he had to it shocked me. I've never heard somebody put that much emotion into reading for an audiobook. it was incredible.

Any additional comments?

Read and/or listen to IT before you read or listen to this book. it will give you a lot of insight into this story.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful