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Ian Mitchell

Austin, TX
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  • Super Powereds: Year 4

  • Super Powereds, Book 4
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 60 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,877
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,663
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,644

The final year at Lander has finally arrived for the Melbrook students and their peers, and with it comes a whole new set of challenges. Still reeling from the events of their junior year, the remaining students will have to push past their pain - and so much more - if they hope to be one of the 10 to claim the title of Hero upon graduation. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Its finally over....what do I do with my life now?

  • By Jared on 07-11-18

Loved the book, Love the audio book!

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

A great end to a great story. With good audiobooks, I love to be able to close my eyes and watch and listen to the show. The narrator has good character voices, dynamics, pacing, emphasis. and plain pleasant to listen to. Good quality telling of a long interesting, exciting story.

  • The Winds of Darkover

  • By: Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Turning under a blood-red sun, Darkover had always been a mystery to the Terrans. Its most puzzling riddles lay in the incredibly high mountains known as the Hellers. These jagged and almost impassable peaks sheltered races and enigmas that had become legend in the outside world - the howling inhuman Ya-men, the deadly Ghost Wind, the fiefs of barbaric brigand chieftains, decaying eldritch Dry-Towns...and the eerie forces that were worshiped as gods.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I grew up with the Darkover books

  • By Ian Mitchell on 05-24-18

I grew up with the Darkover books

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-18

The narration was well done and articulate. Although not my favorite of the Darkover books, The winds of Darkover is well written and I enjoyed it as an audiobook.

  • Fizzlesprocket: Everybody Loves Large Chests - Vol. 2

  • By: Neven Iliev
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,951
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,849
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,846

Things are not well within the Lodrak Empire. An entire city goes up in smoke and ash, and an entire province is slowly being consumed by an ever-expanding cloud of death. But while the humans rally to contain the fallout of this disaster, they are much quicker to pin the blame for it on their elven neighbors to the north. With centuries' worth of strife and bad blood between the two nations flaring up, all out war is rapidly becoming an inevitability.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tasty!

  • By Grunkle Tiro on 03-18-18

Poor Fizzy

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-18

I love the Everybody loves large chests series. Boxxy is the best. Jeff Hays does a great job bringing Boxxy and the rest of the world of crazy characters to life. I also love the whole Carl and Demons R Us bit. My only negative here is that I'm not fond of some of the sound effects, especially the glitched description text. I also support the author (in a token way) on Patron).

  • Someone to Look up To: The Story of a Special Dog

  • By: Jean Gill
  • Narrated by: Ian M. Walker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

A dog's life in the south of France. From puppyhood, Sirius the Pyrenean Mountain Dog has been trying to understand his humans and train them with kindness. How this led to their divorce he has no idea. More misunderstandings take Sirius to Death Row in an animal shelter, as a so-called dangerous dog learning survival tricks from the other inmates. During the twilight barking, he is shocked to hear his brother's voice but the bitter-sweet reunion is short-lived. Doggedly, Sirius keeps the faith. One day, his human will come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story of a Great Pyrenees

  • By judy on 05-31-18

Very glad to have listened to this one.

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

Reviewed: 03-29-18

This very much reminded me of listening to an Alexander McCall Smith audio book. I thought Ian walker gave Sirius's honesty voice. The author gave me a chance to look at the world through a fresh pair of eyes. The full range off emotions are covered. I thought the book/narrator matchup was excellent. I'll listen to this one many times.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Pangea Online Book One: Death and Axes: A LitRPG Novel

  • By: S. L. Rowland
  • Narrated by: Justin Thomas James, Laurie Catherine Winkel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

Everything has a price. Pangea Online is no different. Esil has spent the past year toiling in the mines of Pangea while the more wealthy traverse its myriad of gameworlds. His luck changes forever when he stumbles upon a legendary Developer's Chest, containing an invaluable Worldpass, which grants him unlimited travel to all gameworlds. Now, Esil isn't just stuck watching as others explore Pangea. He can finally level up. But his in-game actions have real-world consequences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gamer Maven Heaven

  • By cosmitron on 03-30-18

Love the narration and the story

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

Goth narrators are great. Justin James narration is like a warm hug for me. I read the eBook and liked that its complete in itself. A bit ready player one, a bit goblet of fire. The narrators complement the story well. I'm sure this will be a go to audio book for years to come.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • 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 1,366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,292
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,296

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

Well done

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-21-18

Love the voiding, wife and I both though the narrator vm oice sounded like Sam Eliot. I really got into the story. The MC seems like a good everyman. The fatter I went alomhg the more I wanted. May end being my favorite Charles Dean book.

  • Desert Born

  • Puatera Online, Book 2
  • By: Dawn Chapman
  • Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
  • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

With her charge, Alex, safely delivered, Maddie drowns her pain in a local bar, leaving later that night only to discover Alex has been beaten and robbed, his own quest failed. Politics and cash aside, she aids him. Once more they cross the desert, this time where Tromoal and enemies are born.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good read Great Narrator

  • By cosmitron on 02-21-18

Wow, so exciting!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-18-18

For a desert world,it's so vivid. The story really took off for me in this book. The narrator really brought the characters alive.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dungeon Calamity

  • Divine Dungeon, Book 3
  • By: Dakota Krout
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,017
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,735
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,724

Powerful necromancers are on the move, and Cal is caught in the crossfire. Without his faithful Wisp, Dani, Cal's mind slips, and he begins creating traps and monsters that go against his already loose morals. After a direct threat from an unexpected force causes Cal's mind to stabilize, he throws all of his resources into keeping his thoughts clear while he funds searches for his lost companion. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dwarf erections that are just to damn funny.

  • By Nicholas F Richer on 02-08-18

Well done

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-28-18

I've liked all 3 of the audio books. Vikas Adam does a great job again. The story flows well and ties things up. Plenty of room for more story here.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dungeon Lord

  • The Wraith's Haunt: A LitRPG Series, Book 1
  • By: Hugo Huesca
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays, Annie Ellicott
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,002
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,885
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,879

When Edward is swept into the world of Ivalis as a Dungeon Lord, the Dark's most powerful servant, he has no servitude in mind. He'll oppose the evil plans of the Dark god, Murmur, whatever it takes. Through only his wits and his guts to help him survive a weakened arrival, Edward must rise to power if he is to earn the right to live another day. But in the battle between Dark and Light, what can Edward choose if both sides are cruel, uncaring monsters?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Over all too soon!!

  • By Ray Johnson on 01-30-18

More colorful than the cover

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-28-18

The dark side recruits a experienced gamer to be a new Dungeon Lord. Interesting mix of stuff from across the LitRPG genre a bit of portal, a bit of dungeon core (Lord). I had a little trouble following the very beginning (prologue?). The rest of the story flowed well. Jeff Hays did a great narration and Annie Ellicott did great creepy monster voices. The little batlin was my favorite. I'll listen to the next one when it comes out.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Thousand Tales: How We Won the Game

  • By: Kris Schnee
  • Narrated by: Christopher James Mayer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

We found paradise. Now what? Student Paul Kostakis has caught the attention of Ludo, an Artificial Intelligence obsessed with games and stories. In return for a few little favors, she's offering "brain uploading". She can fatally dice your brain, scan it, and recreate you in a virtual-reality heaven she controls. You can do anything in there: become a griffin, upgrade your mind, fall in love, or go mad. When Paul accepts Ludo's offer, sooner than he would've liked, he learns that people can find real problems even in a digital world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful and tough !!!

  • By ODed01 on 01-27-18

I like the audio book better

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-19-18

A pretty wide sweeping story about the beginning of humans migrating to a digital lives. The one way upload made me squeemish reading the book. The narration was well performed and allowed me to focus on the story. I liked the story. The uncomfortable moral and ethical issues were handled well and a focus of the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful