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  • 52 Sleepless Nights

  • Thriller, Suspense, Mystery, and Horror Short Stories
  • By: Tobias Wade
  • Narrated by: Paul Jenkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

Did you know that heaven keeps a prisoner? Or that the grim reaper's scythe isn't there to harvest you? It's really to protect you against something on your journey. This is a huge collection of 52 psychological horror and supernatural horror stories, the second volume to the Amazon best-selling horror collection, 51 Sleepless Nights.   

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too many stories go nowhere.

  • By Robert Merrill on 09-23-18

Some better than others...

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

This was a nice mix of stories, ranging from horror to scifi. As expected, some stories were better than others. I would say I at least "liked" the majority of these stories, and only disliked a few. The narration was solid and provided ample atmosphere, which conveyed the tone of the stories. I would recommend this mix.I was provided a free copy of this audiobook and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Dragonia: Rise of the Wyverns

  • Dragonia Empire, Volume 1
  • By: Craig A. Price Jr.
  • Narrated by: Reuben Corbett
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

The Resistance struggles to find a way to defeat the Dragonia Empire; all hope seems lost against the dragon riders, until they discover an island full of wyverns. Devarius has lost everything. His parents murdered, his sister kidnapped, and the new village he called home: destroyed. The Dragonia Empire has gotten out of control, destroying everything in its path searching for the Resistance. Devarius is left with little choice but to find the Resistance, join them, and hope he can help them defeat the Dragonia Empire once and for all to bring peace to the land of Kaeldroga.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun adventure.

  • By cosmitron on 06-12-18

Engaging tale...

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

Let's start with the narration. I found it to be excellent and the narrator's voice fit the story quite well. On to the story. I thought it started a bit slow, but quickly picked up. I loved the vivid descriptions, which really helped put me in the book itself. I love when the author helps me see pictures in my mind, and this author definitely did that. The story was engaging, and any fantasy fan will find something they like about this book. Recommended. I received this audiobook for free and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Deceived

  • Bitter Harvest Series, Book 1
  • By: Ann Gimpel
  • Narrated by: Curt Bonnem
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Vampires aren't supposed to feel anything beyond hunger and bloodlust, but Viktor still feels a whole lot. He hates what he's become, but there's no escape. Not from the dying city smothering him, or from his maker, an arrogant tyrant who demands absolute loyalty. Ketha's a shifter and a seer, for all the good it does her. Not enough magic is left to power much of anything. In a rare victory, an image forms in her glass, and she understands how magic broke the world - and how to fix it. The only antidote is an alliance with vampires, but she can't convince anyone to cooperate. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a great concept

  • By Claire on 06-11-18

Pretty good.

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

I will start by saying thee narration was solid, and at a good pace. The story itself, in my opinion, might tend to lend itself more to a female audience, but that is just my opinion. I found the story compelling and engaging. Fans of horror will not be disappointed. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • When Tomorrow Calls

  • Complete Boxed Set: Books 1-3
  • By: JT Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Roshina Ratnam
  • Length: 27 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

The complete set of the When Tomorrow Calls series is now available on audiobook, including Why You Were Taken, How We Found You, and What Have We Done. Experience JT Lawrence's chilling vision of the all-too-near future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Sci-fi Adventure

  • By cosmitron on 05-26-18

In the not too distant future....

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

I didn't know what to expect as I started this trilogy. The first thing that popped out was the South African perspective, and accent. I found it refreshing, and easy to listen to. I will say the first book took me a while to get in to, but I was soon hooked. This sci-fi trilogy has a little bit of everything as it tells the story of Katie, the protagonist. Again, it took me a bit to warm up to Katie, but I'm glad I stuck with these books. Solid sci-fi with a few interesting twists. Recommended. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Dante's Immortality: Beginnings

  • By: Antonio Terzini
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,019
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,907
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,908

For those who reside in the outer regions of Aleria, the day of bestowal is what determines their destiny. It is the holy day of the Goddess. The day that allows those of age to step forward and receive their blessing, to embark on the path that she has chosen for them. To receive their Classification, which dictates their strength and ability. For those people, the holy day of bestowal represents fate itself. For Dante, it represents salvation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Amazing story that sucks you in in seconds

  • By Ray Johnson on 05-03-18

Wow, this is it!

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

I've listened to a lot of LitRPG books, and generally love the genre. This is a game changer. Usually, the plot involves players in a game. In this novel, it's a world with some character development game mechanics. This was a nice change and added to the story. Speaking of the story...this book has it all. Character development, adventure, intrigue, friendship, battle, and all the rest! I was engaged throughout, and the pace never let up. Narrated by the great Jeff Hays of Soundbooth Theater..need I say more! His narration brings you into the story and all voices are unique. His delivery is just at the right pace, and the way he conveyed emotion kept me on the edge of my chair. A great listen! Highly recommended.

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  • The Crimson Claymore

  • Claymore of Calthoria, Volume 1
  • By: Craig A Price Jr.
  • Narrated by: Ian McEuen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

When Searon loses everything he once held dear, he begins a quest for revenge, leaving behind everything except his crimson claymore. He runs into something he doesn’t expect - an arrogant wizard, who won’t leave him alone unless he forms an army - an army that could fulfill his revenge - and save all of humanity in Calthoria.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A caustic cavalier and his quest for revenge

  • By Ray Johnson on 05-16-18

Solid epic fantasy.

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

Reviewed: 05-19-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. I enjoyed this book. The character development was good, and I was able to understand where each character was coming from. I did have a bit of trouble coming to grips with the fact that a woman whose family was killed by warriors would suddenly run off with one of the warriors and attempt to start a family. That seemed like a bit of a reach, but I went with it. All in all, the writing was solid and professional. The narration was good, if a bit slow for my taste, and brought me into the world that the author created. The length of 12 hours gives the listener a solid bang for their credit. All in all, I would recommend this book for lovers of epic fantasy. Good stuff.

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  • War Aeternus: The Beginning

  • By: Joshua Swayne, Charles Dean
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays Soundbooth Theater
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,735
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,640
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,641

Lee is a quiet and unassuming office worker who leads a life of solitude, comfort, and routine. Day in and day out, he shuts off his brain, keeps his head down, and goes about doing his job and minding his own business. That is, he does until a drunken god shows up randomly one day and whisks him off into another world, demanding that Lee serve as his pawn in a game between the gods. Now, trapped in a completely different world full of danger, magic, and creatures, Lee has to figure out how to stay alive long enough to make it back home.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • For Beginners.

  • By Austin on 09-30-18

A fun listen...

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. What a fun listen. Jeff Hays is on top of his game as he narrates this romp. The story is fun and often tongue in cheek. I found it to be a great listen and I look forward to the next book. Highly recommended for fans of fantasy, LitRPG, gaming, etc...

  • The Prince

  • Strategy of Niccolo Machiavelli
  • By: Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Narrated by: Roberto Scarlato
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

The Prince is sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern philosophy, especially modern political philosophy, in which the effective truth is taken to be more important than any abstract ideal. It was also in direct conflict with the dominant Catholic and scholastic doctrines of the time concerning politics and ethics.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Has Donald Trump read The Prince ?

  • By cosmitron on 04-24-18

After reading this 30 years ago...

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. I read this 30 years ago for a class in college. As I listened to it, I feel as if I experienced this master work for the first time. The narrator does a wonderful job of bringing this classic to life. Anyone interested in politics, ethics, or history will find t his a fascinating listen. Highly recommended.

  • War Demons: An Urban Fantasy Thriller

  • The Prodigal Son, Book 1
  • By: Russell Newquist
  • Narrated by: Scott Allen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21

Driven by vengeance, Michael Alexander enlisted in the Army the day after 9/11. Five years later, disillusioned and broken by the horrors he witnessed in Afghanistan, Michael returns home to Georgia seeking to begin a new life. But he didn't come alone. Something evil followed him, and it's leaving a path of destruction in its wake. The police are powerless. The Army has written Michael off. Left to face down a malevolent creature first encountered in the mountains of Afghanistan, he'll rely on his training, a homeless prophet, and estranged family members from a love lost.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fast paced read.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 07-06-18

No laughs here...

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

Where to begin. The narration was solid and enjoyable, but a bit too slow for my taste. Quick fix there and I was able to adjust the speed, so no big deal. That said, the voices were different and conveyed emotion. Good stuff. Now, on to the story. I liked the overall story that mixed horror and monster hunting into a nice urban fantasy mix. I would have liked a little more character development and investment in the plot. At 8 hours, this is an average length audio book. That said, if the same story was expanded on a bit, I believe it would have been more immersing...draw me a picture. I like to get a picture in my head of the surroundings as well as the characters, and it was difficult to do with this book because descriptions were kept pretty short. Granted, this is just my personal taste and others might like the straight forward story telling without the bling. I would buy the 2nd book in the series, and recommend this book. Not a masterpiece, but it does what it sets out to do. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • For the Guild

  • Emerilia, Book 3
  • By: Michael Chatfield
  • Narrated by: Tristan Morris
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 976
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 973

After four months of training, Party Zero is ready to join up with the Stone Raiders and test out their newfound power. Forces have their eyes on the Stone Raiders for their own reasons. The Stone Raiders and Party Zero will be vital to the plans of higher powers and the future of Emerilia. They just have to survive long enough to make it there. A series of events are set into motion that will change the world, and just maybe the universe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving along nicely

  • By Ray Johnson on 04-15-18

A nice surprise...

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

Reviewed: 05-05-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Ok, let me start by saying that I have not listened to, or read, the previous books in this series. I went into this book thinking I would be lost and not know what was going on. That said, while I know listening to the previous books would have helped a LOT, I was able to figure out what was going on, for the most part, pretty quickly. I enjoyed this book, and loved the fact that it was 15 hours. Solid bang for your credit there, folks. The narration was solid, and I was quickly drawn into the plot..and the world. Highly recommended.