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  • The Slayer

  • A LitRPG Saga (Aether Gate Online, Book 1)
  • By: Darren Hultberg Jr
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

When the newest VRMMORPG title gets announced, Adam and his best friend, Max, are more than ready to dive in. Launch day arrives quickly, and Adam is plunged into a world that’s more immersive than anything he’s experienced before. Although the game offers a bevy of character choices, Adam quickly chooses the title of Slayer, a class that specializes in taking down stronger, more difficult opponents. Adam begins his adventure, but it's not long before he realizes there’s much more at stake when taking a life in this new game. The pain is very real, and death...is permanent. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another LITRPG all star story

  • By Mary Karowski on 09-18-18

Another LITRPG all star story

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

Yet another in a long line of great stories and story lines. This one introduces the class of slayer to the series. The sheer amount of skills and attributes that appear in these books truly takes you back to the basement and comic book store games of My youth. The characters and plot lines are amazing the narration is fabulous. The new age of fantasy stories. These are the dragon lance stories of this generation. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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  • Hunter

  • By: Heath Stallcup
  • Narrated by: Maxwell Zener
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

Born of Viking stock, careered into the Swedish Navy, Sven Ericsson finds himself in the fabled New World. Away from the restraints of society, the young Northman is dragged into long nights of debauchery, nights that lead him into the waiting arms of a dark beauty who will change his very nature forever. Fighting his new unnatural status, Sven steers clear of humanity, skulking along the fringe of society, and filling his inhuman need with the blood of the outcasts or the easily forgotten.  Centuries later, he is forced to emerge from the dark.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me.

  • By Layla on 09-19-18

Fans of Blade will enjoy this one

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

A vampire hunting tale which blends elements of traditional vampire lore but adds its own twists as well. It brings out a secret vampire society that governs behind the scenes and uses hunters to police its own. On the other side there are various other supernatural beings and there is also one that hunts them all. This tale will reveal much and yet leave you dying for more. Enjoy it a much as I did I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

  • Super SF Double Feature

  • Lost Horizons Travel Agency and Suckers
  • By: Kevin Candela
  • Narrated by: Gary Bennett
  • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Styled like a classic drive-in double feature, this pair of tales strives to evoke that beloved era and its associated feelgood emotions while still thrilling and frightening those willing to take the rides. Both stories are family-style entertainment with little foul language and virtually no "adult situations" - in other words, sheer all-ages fun. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A B Movie Madness Science Fiction Double Feature

  • By Ray Johnson on 08-05-18

Sci-fi double feature drive in style.

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

Great duo! Two stories that would be right at home on the big screen of any drive in theatre. These two tales of terror are reminiscent of the classic old Sci-fi movies. One is very lovecraftian in style while the other is a great twist on time travel. Without giving it away I just say it was truly a pleasant surprise with he twists it took. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

  • The People's Necromancer

  • The Age of Magic, Book 1
  • By: Rex Jameson
  • Narrated by: Adam Gold
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

The golden age of man is coming to a close and enemies surround the civilized world. Lulled into a false sense of security by isolation and pervasive peace, human lords hatch petty schemes to weaken their rivals and gain favor with the throne. Meanwhile, an ancient darkness stirs beneath the Great Northern Mountains and the orcish hordes grow restless just beyond the Southern Peaks. Out of the chaos at the end of the Tranquility Era, a new breed of hero arrives to forge an age of sorcery and mayhem. And into this chaos comes the Necromancer!  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sets the scene

  • By Claire on 09-02-18

Necromancers are very rarely the hero. This is one of those times

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

When one you love passes too soon, what would you give to have them back by your side? Would you condemn them to walk the earth as a decaying husk of what they were? Would you risk their loved ones being branded necromancers and slaughtered when the act was yours? At what point is it not worth it? When the lords who are supposed to care for the people abandon them instead to marauding bands of brigands will raising their corpses to take their revenge be enough? At what point does a villain become a hero? At what point does a hero become a villain? And whichever way he goes can he live with what he has become? The people’s necromancers. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

  • The Horror of the Heights

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones
  • Length: 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39

“The Horror of the Heights” is a short story by Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of iconic detective Sherlock Holmes. It was first published in Strand Magazine in 1913.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • not for me.

  • By Brian Turnbull on 09-11-18

An HP lovecraft style story from the creator of Sherlock Holmes

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

I’m a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes. Haven’t read or listened to a tale I haven’t liked and even own multiple audiobooks of the various works. However, I haven’t stepped out of that world and into others of sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s, this was a first. I must say as a huge fan of lovecrafts work, this story truly hit home for me and delivered on a great tale of terror in the sky. I hope you enjoy this as much as
I did. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

  • Hard Cargo

  • By: Sean-Michael Argo
  • Narrated by: Persephone Rose
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

The most wanted salvage marine in the universe thought he was done fighting. For Samuel Hyst the nightmare was over, left behind upon dead worlds and within the derelict ships drifting through space, he and his family having fled to the edges of the frontier to begin a new life of peace. In the aftermath of a violent raid by slave traders, the long-suffering marine discovers that a relic of the ancient machine civilization has been left at the doorstep of his pristine forest homestead. He feels the menace radiating from it, and knows that the various powers and factions that rule necrospace will soon come for all of them.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing

  • By Rebecca Azizov on 09-14-18

Necrospace series delivers on action

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

This is a great series that focuses on the fringes of space and those who eek out their existence in it. Rather like colony’s and mining area of old where you owes your soul to the coming store and your debts were huge and inherited by your children. This is just on a more epic scale. Enjoy the gritty space opera as much as I did. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

  • Ravagers

  • By: C. A. Gleason
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

Searching for missing soldiers on a distant planet, Captain Nev and his squad are suddenly at war with fierce beasts. As they desperately fight for survival against this cunning, brutal, and relentless enemy, the devastating secrets determining their mission are revealed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Who hunts the hunters?

  • By Backlash on 09-18-18

Fans of aliens and avatar will enjoy

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

Earth is overpopulated. Space isn’t yielding many habitable planets. One has been found but there is a problem. The creatures that inhabit the planet are violent and vicious beasts. The humans try to exterminate them and find that they have bitten off more than they can chew. These creatures can put aside their differences and bind together to destroy the human invaders. Great story great battles and great narration. Enjoy it as much as I did. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

  • Alphabet Soup

  • Horror Stories for the Tormented Soul
  • By: Tobias Wade
  • Narrated by: Paul Jenkins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Discover original horror stories from around the world. Each author chose a letter of the alphabet and was given complete artistic freedom to make something horrible happen. Some stories will be mysterious, others creepy or even profound, but all are crafted to thrill and terrify you to the last word. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great short horror story collection

  • By TU on 09-19-18

Terrifying primer for adults

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

A great collection of short horror stories. A different one for each letter. So why a 4 and not a 5? The linking of them together and making some of the better stories appear to have been nothing more than mass mind control to make people think it happened. Again I am not a writer and I applaud anyone who can write and publish such things. As an avid reader the latter shorts were the parts that weakens the collection for me...the first 18 or so were great. I recommend it. Take them for what they appear and ignore the latter ones. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

  • Star Wars: Maul

  • Lockdown
  • By: Joe Schreiber
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,141
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,152

It's kill or be killed in the space penitentiary that houses the galaxy’s worst criminals, where convicts face off in gladiatorial combat while an underworld gambling empire reaps the profits of the illicit blood sport. But the newest contender in this savage arena, as demonic to behold as he is deadly to challenge, is fighting for more than just survival. His do-or-die mission, for the dark masters he serves, is to capture the ultimate weapon: an object that will enable the Sith to conquer the galaxy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Maul + Prison = Too Much Fun

  • By Troy on 01-28-14

A window into the evolution of Darth Maul

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

The phantom menace put on screen a vicious sigh lord with lightsaber skills that put fear into many, Jedi included. Little was known and less revealed. There have been a few books that have revealed a few bits about him and a few spots in the clone wars cartoon. This book reveals much. A clandestine mission given him by his master. An inescapable prison, a galactic gladiatorial arena, an arms dealer that no one knows, add in Jabba The Hutt for some added fun. And as always the Star Wars audio books have some great narrators and production teams. The sound effects add a lot to it. Great story with lots of action and suspense. Enjoy this look into one of the many missions that formed the Sith Lord Darth Maul that slew A Jedi Master.

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  • Dark Passenger

  • By: Donald Allen Kirch
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

On board the RMS Titanic, Professor Dennis Parker believes he's taking with him to New York the archaeological discovery of a lifetime. As the voyage progresses, passengers and crew become the victims of several grisly murders - not seen since the infamous Jack the Ripper. All clues point to the impossible: The murderer is a 3,000-year-old mummy named Ka-Re. Amid all the death and chaos, Parker is ultimately forced to choose between preserving his lifelong discovery and saving himself. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Top of the world, Mummy, Top of the world!

  • By Ray Johnson on 09-03-18

A much better titanic than DiCaprio’s

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

The titanic is famous and infamous. It is well documented and yet contains and is surrounded by many mysteries. This fictionalized version of the what happened to the titanic is like taking Brendon Frazier’s the Mummy and mixing it up with titanic and letting Mel brooks direct it. The whole thing is a dark and twisted version of what happened and the reason for the titanic sinking has never been portrayed like this before. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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