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  • Shattered Dawn

  • By: Anthony Melchiorri
  • Narrated by: Bradford Hastings
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26

The Drone-masters are coming. Humanity is on the verge of extinction. And Earth has no idea. The fires of intergalactic war have given rise to an unexpected hero. Medical scientist by training and ship's captain by circumstance, Tag Brewer leads a band of aliens, a few humans, and a synthetic lifeform into the deepest reaches of unexplored space. They may be all that stands between humanity and utter annihilation. It's up to Tag's crew to unveil the shroud of secrecy surrounding the Drone-masters. He must destroy them before they destroy Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another awesome installment

  • By ApocalypseReader on 11-28-17

Another awesome installment

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

Reviewed: 11-28-17

Excellent writing and great narration brings this story to life. I enjoyed every space battle and all the new aliens.

  • Edge of War

  • The Eternal Frontier, Book 2
  • By: Anthony Melchiorri
  • Narrated by: Bradford Hastings
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Humanity's expansion into the stars has led to awe-inspiring discoveries - and terrifying new threats. An insidious alien race is waging an interstellar war, enslaving any civilization they encounter to carry out their galactic rampage. Now they have set their sights on mankind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Space Opera with a great AI component

  • By Melissa and Josh on 12-08-17

An even better second installment

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

Reviewed: 08-08-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Edge of War to be better than the print version?

Yes, the narrator brings the battles and suspense to life.

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

Yes, indeed.

Any additional comments?

Fans of Anthony Melchiorri will find lots to enjoy in this newest installment. New aliens, new worlds, epic battles. All narrated perfectly by Bradford Hastings.

  • The X-Files: Cold Cases

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,809
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13,740
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,671

Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs ( The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New Fan

  • By tatiana on 12-24-17

Phenomenal, nostalgic, and left me wanting more!

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

Reviewed: 08-08-17

If you could sum up The X-Files: Cold Cases in three words, what would they be?

Exciting, nostalgic, new.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The X-Files: Cold Cases?

The flukeman story took me back to my childhood. I didn't step into a porter potty for years after that episode. Now I'm an adult and after listening to the fluke man cold case I once again find myself eyeing toilets suspiciously.

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Hearing Mulder and Scully back in action really brought the story to life. David and Gillian both did amazing jobs. The other voice actors were great, too!

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

Almost. I would have if I had the time.

Any additional comments?

Cold Cases brings the X-Files back to life. I actually enjoyed listening to the audiobook more than I did the last new season. For diehard X-File fans there's new information about old cases and answers to questions many of us have had for years. I can't wait for the next one!

  • Eternal Frontier

  • By: Anthony Melchiorri
  • Narrated by: Bradford Hastings
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 107

It was a time of peace, prosperity, and exploration. But when an unexpected attack cripples a scientific vessel, the SRES Argo, it appears that time has come to an end. Chief Medical Officer Tag Brewer is the ship's only survivor. He is alone in the far reaches of space. To survive, he must restore and protect the downed vessel from its unknown attackers on a planet as deadly as it is mysterious. He vows to do everything in his power to seek justice for his fallen crew.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling from beginning to end!

  • By Caldersky on 04-21-17

Excellent story!

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

Reviewed: 04-19-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Eternal Frontier to be better than the print version?

Yes, it brings the story to life.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Eternal Frontier?

The first alien sighting. The author has a really vivid imagination and uses his science background to create some crazy aliens.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Action and science in space!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Tide: Deadrise

  • Tide Series, Book 4
  • By: Anthony Melchiorri
  • Narrated by: Ryan Kennard Burke
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201

Captain Dominic Holland's greatest weapon against the apocalypse is his ship. The Huntress is the heart of Dom's scientific research and military operations. And it has been taken. Dom must embark on a perilous mission to retake it if he stands any chance at finding the cure the world so desperately needs. Dom's daughter, Kara, is stranded in the middle of Skull-infested Virginia. While she and a few others struggle to reunite with Dom and the Hunters, enemies more terrifying and ruthless than the Skulls emerge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This exciting Ride Continues!

  • By Ellen N. Moscoe on 03-23-17

Keeps getting better

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

Reviewed: 10-24-16

What did you love best about The Tide: Deadrise?

The author keeps amping the stakes.

What other book might you compare The Tide: Deadrise to and why?

Jurassic Park

What does Ryan Kennard Burke bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

A great voice that brings the story to life.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Will you survive the skulls?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Breakwater

  • Tide Series, Book 2
  • By: Anthony Melchiorri
  • Narrated by: Ryan Kennard Burke
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306

Governments across the globe have failed to stop the spread of the Oni Agent. The biological weapon continues to wreak havoc. Those that are infected become abominations known as Skulls, a fate worse than death. Captain Dominic Holland and Meredith Webb have made it to Fort Detrick. The Army base was once a bastion for America's biodefense. Now, swarms of hungry Skulls prowl outside the walls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even better than the first one. Loved it!

  • By Lola B. on 03-17-16

Even better than the 1st!

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

Reviewed: 03-02-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Hell yes, this is one badass series that combines several of my favorite genres. The author uses real science to make it even more frightening and his character development gets even better.

What other book might you compare Breakwater to and why?

Anything by Michael Crichton.

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

It only took a few sittings to finish this one. Very fast paced and exciting.

Any additional comments?

Looking forward to the next book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Tide

  • By: Anthony Melchiorri
  • Narrated by: Ryan Kennard Burke
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 765
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693

Captain Dominic Holland leads a crew of skilled covert operatives and talented scientific personnel. He's taken them to all corners of the Earth to protect the United States from biological and chemical warfare. When his CIA handler, Meredith Webb, gives him a mission to investigate a disturbing lead on a laboratory based out of an abandoned oil rig, they discover the most terrifying threat to mankind they've ever faced - a genetically engineered biological weapon called the Oni Agent.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Tide

  • By DJW on 11-17-17

Excellent New Post-Apoc Series!

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

Reviewed: 10-25-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely! Ryan Burke brings Anthony Melchiorri's unique post-apocalyptic novel to life! I read the book first, then listened to the audio version. Both are great, but with narration I felt like I was listening to a movie.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Dom. He's an intelligent and empathetic leader.

Which scene was your favorite?

The opening prologue with the Japanese POW camp. Gave me the chills.

If you could rename The Tide, what would you call it?

Why the hell would I rename it?

Any additional comments?

The Tide is one of my new favorite post apocalyptic thrillers. It starts off in a POW camp in Japan where a biological agent is being tested on Marine prisoners during WWII. From there, we fast forward to present day and join Dominic Holland and his crew aboard their covert ship. They're notified of a mysterious occurrence on an oil rig. After a terrifying battle, Holland and team start to uncover the mystery of the biological agent dating back to Japan. From there we get to sit back and watch the world collapse.

If you're expecting a book about zombies, this is not that book. It's better. Anthony Melchiorri has developed a variant on the zombie theme with creatures unlike any you've probably read about. And unlike most zombie books, the authors uses realistic science to explain how the outbreak started, which in turn, makes this a much more compelling book. The characters are well developed and the action is intense.

Can't wait for book 2!

Highly recommended for fans of the following genres. Post-apocaypltic, medical thriller/military thriller, hard science fiction, genetic-engineering, war and military, etc, etc. Get this book now!

8 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Occult Assassin #1: Damnation Code

  • By: William Massa
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 89

After a decade spent fighting the enemy abroad and keeping his country safe, Delta Force Operator Mark Talon is ready to settle down with the love of his life. But Talon's world crumbles when his fiancée becomes the victim of a murderous cult. The military man now has a new foe in his crosshairs, and this promises to be a very different war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fast paced and thrilling read.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 08-04-15

Excellent New Series

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

Reviewed: 07-15-15

Any additional comments?

I'm a huge fan of William Massa. He's truly a talented literary artist that has tried his hand at numerous genres. A screen writer and now novelist, this author has a lot to share with readers. With that said, Occult Assassin may be his best book yet. I loved Silicon Man, but damn, Delta Force Operator Mark Talon is truly a badass.

The novel starts off with a scene that introduces us to the horror of the occult forces--forces unlike any the Operator has fought before. After a tour of duty in Afghanistan he has returned home to propose to his fiancé. I hate spoilers, so I will stop there, but just know there is a dark/supernatural conspiracy that Talon must unravel. Three dimensional heroes and villains combined with pacing that moves like a bullet from Talon's glock makes Damnation Code a thriller that horror and scifi fans will surely enjoy. Ice Shadows, the novella that can be read before or after Damnation code is a definitely worth your time, too.

I have a feeling this is going to be one hell of a new series. James Foster is really bringing it to life too. Can't wait to listen to the next one.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Occult Assassin #2.5

  • Ice Shadows
  • By: William Massa
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

After his fiancée is slain by a murderous cult, Delta Force Operator Mark Talon dedicates himself to a new mission - hunting down twisted occultists around the globe and stopping them before they can unleash the forces of darkness upon an unsuspecting world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can't get enough of these stories!

  • By Lint on 09-10-15

Stay Away From Talon's Cross-Hairs

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

Reviewed: 07-15-15

Any additional comments?

James Foster really brings William Massa's story to life. In Ice God, the reader is led on a journey to the icy and frigid temperatures of Norway. We're introduced to Mark Talon, an ex Delta Force Operator on a mission of vengeance. From page one Massa shows why he's becoming one of the best indie author's out there. He fills this short story with interesting and developed characters--from Talon and his billionaire associate, to the satanic rock band members they are hunting half way across the world. Did I mention there's also a cute marketing woman named Kristin that Talon is trying to save? This girl can ski!

Ice God moves like a bullet exploding from Talon's 9mm glock. And William mixes in just the right amount of action, suspense and character development. This is really impressive considering Ice God is technically a short story.

I've read all of William's books this year and Occult Assassin may be the most exciting series he has planned. I can't wait for Occult Assassin #1.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful