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  • Summer Winter Salvage

  • By: C. A. Gleason
  • Narrated by: Chip McCullough
  • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

While on an excavation site, a crew is tasked with repairing an inoperable vehicle when one of them mysteriously turns homicidal, and after a deadly storm hits, the survivors find themselves isolated at a warehouse without any communication and far from base. A desperate plan is set in motion, and not just because their oxygen will run out soon. They uncover something that makes them realize a storm is the least of their problems.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable, intense, and interesting short listen.

  • By Daniel O. on 10-23-18

Space Horror

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

Summer Winter Salvage. A great read wonderful entertainment. Fast paced gripping novella. A fun read.

I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

  • The Kammersee Affair

  • By: John Holt
  • Narrated by: Ben Werling
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8

Fritz Marschall knew that neither he, nor his friend, should really have been there. They, like many others before them, had been attracted to the lake by the many rumors that had been circulating. He thought of the endless stories there had been, of treasures sunken in or buried around the lake. He recalled the stories of the lake being used to develop torpedoes and rockets during the war. Looking out across the dark water, he wondered what secrets were hidden beneath the surface.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Good read / listen

  • By Rayc on 10-22-18

A Good read / listen

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

The Kammersee Affair, I've read the ebook version and when offered the chance to listen to the audiobook jumped at it.
John Holts first novel I believe, the concept of the story is great - a search for Nazi gold after the war.
A good adventure story and a good read - though the style of writing is a little dated compared to some high powered thrillers of recent years. Reminiscent of Alistair MacLeans novels.
I enjoyed the ebook and enjoyed the audiobook, Highly recommend either.
The narration is clear and easy to listen to.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

  • The Angel of Death's Abyss

  • By: Craig R Key
  • Narrated by: Josh Horowitz
  • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

While the allied nations fight back against the Third Reich in the spring of 1945, an American Army base in Poland is ambushed, leaving only five US soldiers alive. After spotting enemy reinforcements on the horizon, they find a trap door leading to an underground series of tunnels into the unknown. The SS hot on their tail and a maze of passageways before them, the Americans must rely on an escaped Jewish girl to help them find their way to freedom. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • an excellent engrossing read

  • By Sarah Moon on 10-15-18

A Good read / listen

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

The Angel of Death's Abyss.. A light entertaining war fiction.
A good read keeps your interest.
Narrationis good and clear.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

  • Toussaint Louverture: Leader of the Haitian Revolution

  • By: in60Learning
  • Narrated by: Stuart Liam McConville
  • Length: 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Historians consider the Haitian Revolution the most successful slave revolt in all of history. Though many fought in the rebellion, one man ensured their victory: Toussaint Louverture. With his political savvy and leadership skills, this former slave helped the inhabitants of what was then called Saint Domingue to challenge their French oppressors. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy History

  • By Rayc on 10-22-18

Easy History

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

Toussaint Louverture: Leader of the Haitian Revolution. 60 minutes of easy learning about a very little known Haitian leader.
Very interesting - Though I did find the narrator spoke a little fast, there is a lot of information in this book and it is a complicated history too me - who knew nothing of Haitian history.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

  • Hatteras Blue: A Tiller Galloway Underwater Adventure

  • The Tiller Galloway Novels, Book 1
  • By: David Poyer
  • Narrated by: Edison McDaniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 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

On a moonless night in 1945, a destroyer sinks a U-Boat, 50 miles off Hatteras Island, the graveyard of the Atlantic. Over a half-century later, the mummified corpses of three crewmen, wrapped in a decaying rubber raft, come to light during excavation for a new shopping development. Their reappearance unleashes neo-Nazis, drug smugglers, and a shadowy "historian" with an ominous plan.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read!

  • By Jan on 10-02-18

A great new adventure series

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

Reviewed: 10-20-18

Hatteras Blue: A Tiller Galloway Underwater Adventure: The Tiller Galloway Novels, Book 1. Loved this book it left me wanting to read/listen more in the series.
Realistic descriptions of underwater dangers and beauty, with the 3 main protagonist well developed. Quite fast paced it gripped me from the first chapter and held me thru untill the last sentence.
Narration by Edison McDaniels is superb - in fact he made it from a 4 star listen into a 5 star,
I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

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  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

  • By: Washington Irving
  • Narrated by: Roberto Scarlato
  • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a horror story by American author Washington Irving. Written while Irving was living abroad in Birmingham, England, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow was first published in 1820. It is among the earliest examples of American fiction with enduring popularity, especially during Halloween because of a character known as the Headless Horseman believed to be a Hessian soldier who lost his head to a cannonball in battle. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favorite classic 🎃

  • By Mandymay💄👠👛 on 10-16-18

A classic.

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Is a classic short story. Written in the style of the time and modern readers may find it a little "wordy".
These past writers were masters of there descriptive art, and this is no exception - contains wonderful descriptions of the area peoples dress and lifestyle.
Narration is clear & concise. A fine job by Robert Scarlato whom I will be looking for more of his narration work.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

  • The Murder of Paolo Mancuso

  • A Joey Mancuso, Father O'Brian Crime Mystery
  • By: Owen Parr
  • Narrated by: Fred Filbrich
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

Paolo Mancuso was killed in a bar in Little Italy 20 years ago. To this day, his murder has gone unsolved. A cold case the NYPD has not paid much attention to in all these years. Enter "Tony the Hammer" Falcone, Paolo's best friend and co-Mafia family member. Tony, in his deathbed, reveals to Joey that the Mafia had nothing to do with his dad's murder, something Joey always believed it had. Instead, with his last breath, Tony whispers only three words to Joey - Barcelona, Wetherly, Stevens. With just those three words, Joey sets off to Barcelona. Is it justice or revenge Joey seeks?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping detective tale

  • By Rayc on 10-18-18

Gripping detective tale

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

The Murder of Paolo Mancuso. The best in the series so far, though I suspect Mr Parr will surpass this in future novels.
Well written and beautifully crafted detective mystery. 5* says all I need to say.
A great read/listen thoroughly entertaining and grabs you in the first chapter and never lets you go.
This audiobook is a great holiday gift for anyone who enjoys mystery/ detective novels.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

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  • The Final Day: The Full 24 Hours

  • By: S. W. Salzman
  • Narrated by: S. W. Salzman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

For Michael Roberts it was an ordinary day until the sirens began to blare. Then the evacuation order came through. The first step outside, he knew his world would never be the same. The city was in ruins. The people were people no more... changed into ravenous walking evil. Michael's true terror was about to begin....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A refreshing perspective on the zombie apocalypse

  • By Chris Miller on 08-22-18

Okay

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

The Final Day: The Full 24 Hours. Okay but would be better with a professional narrator.

I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

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  • The Next World - EXISTENCE - Book 1

  • By: Jeff Olah
  • Narrated by: Andrew Tell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18

Owen Mercer has battled the voices in his head for far too long. Plagued by debilitating anxiety, he was doing his best just to hold it together for his wife and his children. He wasn’t prepared for what was coming. No one was.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Same old, same old!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 10-09-18

Unluckiest survivors in the apocalypse

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

The Next World - EXISTENCE - Book 1 - A bit slow to start, and the most unlucky survivors around. But stick with it book 1 is the base and glue for the series. Anyone who read Jeff Olah's "Dead World" series will know the pace will pick up. I do hope he will use Andrew Tell for all the series, as his narration carried the book.
A pretty good read and entertainment. I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

  • Invasion on the Colony Ship

  • Colony Ship Eschaton, Book 9
  • By: John Thornton
  • Narrated by: Alexander Doddy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

One of the barely functional artificial intelligence systems on the Colony Ship Eschaton has sent a warning message. Who will receive it? What will happen? What has found the ship, and why is an invasion happening? Can the people and systems inside of the Colony Ship confront this new foe? If so, how? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great sci-fi series

  • By Rayc on 10-17-18

Great sci-fi series

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

Invasion on the Colony Ship: Colony Ship Eschaton, Book 9. What can I say that hasn't already been said - Great sci-fi series,
Pick a colony ship any colony ship and start at the beginning of that series and you'll be hooked and want to read the other colony ships.
Narration and audio quality are good.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.