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  • The Savageside

  • The Flipside Sagas, Book 2
  • By: Jake Bible
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Operator Trevon Cash, along with his friends, his colleagues, and an international coalition of military personnel, must fight horrific new dinosaurs, survive a landscape in constant turmoil, and somehow figure out how to get back to their time while their modern technology fails, new mega-predators attack, and a Russian army bears down on them! 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dinosaurs time bubbles and Russians what could go wrong

  • By Mary Karowski on 12-11-18

Dinosaurs time bubbles and Russians what could go wrong

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-18

The flip side book 2 continues the struggle to get back to real-time from the collapsed time bubbles on flip side. The Russians have a secret weapon. The flip side is becoming unstable. The future the past and the present are beginning to mix more than ever and there will be a paradox to end all paradoxes. Giant dinosaurs, evil Russians, friendly raptors and multiple selves will make this a story to remember and a mind bender to untwist and figure out. The twists come fast and furious the action is great and the delivery through writing and narration make for a dynamic duo of epic proportions. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

  • Human Element

  • By: AJ Powers
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

The Neuroweb began as the greatest invention since written language. A simple brain implant allowed the user to access information, entertainment, and even pain relief. The Neuroweb was the beginning of a golden age for mankind.... Until it was compromised. Everyone with the implant lost his or her most important commodity: free will. The collective human consciousness was hacked and is now directed by artificial intelligence. Only those without the Neuroweb have a chance of resisting...if they dare. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everybody loves tech until it’s too late

  • By Mary Karowski on 12-04-18

Everybody loves tech until it’s too late

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-18

Everybody lives technology, the advances and how easy it makes society until it’s too late. The next step is here, brain implants, they will allow you to interface with all of your tech with hit a thought how great is that...until the AI running it goes all skynet on humanity and uses the implant to take over humans and use them as drones to carry out its plans for world domination. The few left scavenge through the world hiding trying to eke our a living in the ruins while evading the drones. This is the story of two survivors and how they met and what they try and do. Great story that is well written and well narrated. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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  • Menu Excerpts from Our Favorite Newark Restaurants

  • By: Various
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine, Nick Podehl, Eric Michael Summerer, and others
  • Length: 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 804
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 750
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 744

You said you'd listen to your favorite narrators read anything: Well, this ambrosial new audiobook brings together an acclaimed cast of narrators to read aloud the menus of some of our favorite local restaurants here at Audible headquarters in Newark, New Jersey, as only they know how. You haven't truly lived, or dined, until you've heard Cassandra Campbell capture the emotional nuances of Newark's best Indian-inflected burgers or let Nick Podehl extol the virtues of the pear arugula salad and then seductively steer you toward a plate of creamy mushroom linguini.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cute idea! Thanks, Audible!

  • By Wayne on 04-01-18

Now I’m hungry

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-18

I have family members who live in and around the Newark area. I now have a list of places that I want to eat at the next time I visit as well as the items I want to eat already picked out. It’s 4pm I just finished listening to this and now I can hardly wait for dinner. I am hungry. The 2nd chapter was my favorite narration but my favorite foods came from the restaurants in chapter 1 and chapter 6. What a yummy reading this was!

  • The Graveyard Book: Full-Cast Production

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman, Derek Jacobi, Robert Madge, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,134
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,388
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,360

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack - who has already killed Bod's family…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique children's story... Loved it!

  • By shelley on 12-04-17

Another wonderful Gaiman story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-18

Gaimans stories will transport you into a place and time that will bare a resemblance to what you know but will be fantastic enough to ensure your imagination, heart, mind and soul. This story takes a toddler whose family suffers a tragic fate, by chance he wanders into a graveyard and is taken in by its ghostly inhabitants. And also by one who is more than the ghosts are. They will raise him and teach him all that they can. Will it be enough when those who are after the boy are powerful enough that they’ve been running the world? This is a story. A story about nobody. A boy named nobody and how he became someone and something more than anyone could have imagined he’d be. Normally I try to get the audios where Neil gaiman reads his own stories. I was pleasantly surprised by this cast version. Enjoy another great Gaimen story.

  • Lila's Revenge

  • Puatera Online, Book 7
  • By: Dawn Chapman, Jess Mountifield
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Barbetta
  • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Always a fighter and a gamer, Lila finds herself in a dungeon with two dumbass guardians and a monster to kill. After she escapes the dungeon, her gamer life is then enslaved to a demon who has only one thing on his mind: training her to kill his new opponent, an NPC named Maddie Vies. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What fun...

  • By Lonnie-The GreatNorthernTroll-Moore on 12-02-18

Book 7 in a great LITRPG series

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-29-18

While this is the 7th book in a series they can all be enjoyed on their own though as with any series there would be loss of backstory and character developments. This story shares the tale of the one of the sisters who was trapped in game do to a glitch. Unlike the other sisters she has chosen to walk down a path of darkness. She has become an assassin and a pawn for an even darker power. Will she find her sisters? Will she find a way out of the darkness? Will she kill her latest target? Find out as the amazing world expands and deepens. Well written and well narrated. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

  • Web of Eyes

  • By: Rhett C. Bruno, Jaime Castle
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

Self-proclaimed “World's Greatest Thief", Whitney Fierstown, has yet to find a trinket or treasure he couldn't steal. He nearly pulls off the heist of the century by snatching the Glass Crown off the dying king's head until rotten luck throws him into the path of Torsten Unger, a steadfast knight determined to save his vulnerable kingdom. Torsten offers this ultimatum: rot and die in a dank cell or join him on a dangerous expedition and put his skills to good use.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book!

  • By Joliet Jill on 11-15-18

A thief a mage and a knight walk into a lair

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-26-18

The fantasy version of a punch line or the essence of a good fantasy story. We have the self proclaimed greatest thief in the world a knight in disgrace and a blood mage with a taste for doing good in the world. An unlikely group if ever there was one. This is the story of how they became who they are how they met and the adventure into the webbed woods to defeat the spider queen an evil blood mage and recover a doll. Great fantasy adventure would do and d&d fan proud. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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  • Nobody Gets the Girl

  • A Superhero Novel (WHOOSH! BAM! POW! Book 1)
  • By: James Maxey
  • Narrated by: Emerson Hardy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Richard Rogers was an ordinary man until he met the supergenius Dr. Nicolas Knowbokov. Now, trapped in a world that has no memory of him, Richard is an invisible, intangible ghost to everyone but Dr. Know and the scientist’s two sexy superheroine daughters, Rail Blade and the Thrill. Assigned the code name Nobody, Richard becomes the world’s ultimate spy, invisibly battling the superpowered terrorist army run by the mysterious mastermind Rex Monday. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Beginning but Second Half Letdown

  • By slozzy on 11-26-18

A twisted time travel related superhero tale

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-26-18

So what happens when a genius creates a town traveling machine and uses it without being careful as he should? Nobody happens. Nobody is his code name. He no longer exists due to...well I don’t want to spoil the funnny reason why he doesn’t exist. Only the scientist and his descendants can see him. He. Ownaids him in a battle against the evil Rex Monday. Will good triumph over evil? Is good good? Is evil evil? What will become of the girl with the dead heart? Will nobody ever get his chance to get the girl? Wonderful from through what ifs. Very enjoyable lots and lots of twists all the way to the end. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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  • Two Gun Hart: Lawman, Cowboy, and Long-Lost Brother of Al Capone

  • By: Jeff McArthur
  • Narrated by: Ward Paxton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 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

Born in Italy and raised in Brooklyn, Vincenzo Capone left home when he was a teenager. He traveled with a Wild-West show and fought in Europe during the Great War where he earned a medal for sharp-shooting. Upon his return, he settled in Nebraska where he went by the name Richard Hart. He married, had children, and worked closely with the local Indian communities. He dressed like the type of cowboy he had seen in silent movies, rode a horse, and wielded two six-shooters at his side, which earned him the name “Two Gun” Hart.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly researched and very interesting

  • By Jeff & Sabrena on 11-22-18

Little known facts of the Capone family

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-26-18

I am truly fascinated by al Capone and the whole time period of prohibition and the formation of the Macao in the United States. Somehow in all the reading I’ve done, I never knew about Capone’s brother who was a lawman of amazing repute during the prohibition era. This is not only his tale but also a tale of the entire Capone family. Great history, well written and well narrated. Kept me interested the entire time and presented me with a much better picture than I’ve come across before. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

  • Malefic

  • House of Souls, Book 2
  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

The move into 889 Morgan Road was supposed to be a fresh start for Joseph Dubois and his family. What they got instead was a nightmare. At night, guttural noises issue from behind the walls, and the family reports seeing a terrifying figure wandering the premises. Desperately seeking someone with experience in supernatural matters, Joseph calls upon his uncle, Marcel. Retired surgeon Marcel Dubois has a special gift: The ability to communicate with his dead wife. Harnessing this gift allows him to plumb the depths of the afterlife and to confront the paranormal. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Buy the Cheap House in a Nice Neighborhood

  • By Spooky Mike on 11-13-18

This house gets creepier and creepier

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-26-18

The house of long shadows was terrifying. The story takes place ten years later. The house and it’s inhabitants have grown even more powerful than before. After all, they have fresh spirits to feed off of. More of the houses history comes to light in this macabre tale. A family has now moved in and they have connections to the other side that the other inhabitants never had. So this help them or hasten their demise? What will become of this new family? What will become of the house of longshadows at a ghastly inhabitants? I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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  • Shadowlith

  • Umbral Blade, Volume 1
  • By: Stuart Thaman
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Alistair the Fourth was a mighty general from a long-forgotten war. Four hundred years later, Alster Lightbridge is barely a shadow of his legendary namesake. Crippled and confined to his family's estate, he spends his days dreaming of something larger than himself - something worthy of his name. Encouraged by his tutor to explore the Lightbridge archive, Alster discovers a magical dagger with the power to cleave shadows from their bodies. Blade in hand, Alster finally understands his purpose, though he needs to find a four-centuries-old grave in order to fulfill it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Start to Series with a Great Narrator

  • By slozzy on 12-10-18

World building to rival Brooks

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-20-18

1st in what will hopefully be a long and fulfilling saga. The authors world building reminds me of terry brooks. Great character development, twists on traditional magic. Good vs evil, a past rich with battles and mighty Magic’s. A young warrior/mage coming into his own. The shadow magic of the shadowlith will leave lots of room for growth and the revelation of the truth behind the legendary hero our protagonist is descended from will shock you to the core. It’s meanings for our hero is even more shocking. Great read and awesome narrator. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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