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  • Space Force

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer, Emily Woo Zeller, Machelle Williams
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390

 

Five years ago, the US Space Force became a reality. And while those writing the checks took things very seriously, the other military branches did not. As a result, Space Force was populated by undesirables: men and women who made too many mistakes, didn't follow the rules, or...slept with the wrong general's daughter. Three times. On camera. It was a mistake, okay? My name is Captain Ethan Stone, a decorated member of SEAL Team Six turned Space Force "recruit". 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's Like The Army or Navy But For Space

  • By Cyphers Fallen on 02-27-19

I'm not a Gamer, but . . .

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

Reviewed: 03-31-19

No, you don't need to be a Gamer to really enjoy this story. . . . But if you ARE a Gamer (and I do know a few who I have made a point of turning on to this story!) then I'm sure that you REALLY will enjoy this book! Plenty of laughs, action, barbs, and a mixed bunch of rejects made this one FUN alien invasion unlike any other I have ever encountered.
Some of the language and descriptives might not make this everyone's "cup of tea", but I blame that on Stone. (The guy has issues.) Don't blame Robinson. He's just the poor writer who got dragged into all of this.

Kafer, Zeller and Williams brought the whole story to life with their renditions of all of the characters. GREAT JOB GUYS!

I REALLY HOPE Jeremy will be giving us more adventures of SPACE FORCE!

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  • The Monster Hunter Files

  • By: Larry Correia, Jonathan Maberry, Faith Hunter, and others
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, Bailey Carr, Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,540
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,306

For well over a century, Monster Hunter International has kept the world safe from supernatural threats small and large - and, in some cases, very, very large. Now, join us as MHI opens their archives for the first time. From experienced hunters on their toughest cases, to total newbies' initial encounters with the supernatural, The Monster Hunter Files reveals the secret history of the world's most elite monster fighting force.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I LIKE THESE COLLECTIONS

  • By Randall on 01-01-19

GREAT Writers = GREAT Stories!

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

If you are even a passing fan of MHI, you will LOVE these further insights into the characters and world of monster hunting.

One or two I thought that the author was straining a bit to push their Hero/Heroine into the MHI universe, but . . . I still think that they might have pulled it off! = They did intrigue me enough to get me wondering how other "Outside" characters might fit in as well. --- Characters like Dresden, or Val & Earl, or Burt Gummer from TREMORS, etc. = THAT could get Interesting! LOL

  • Alien: Out of the Shadows

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,414
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,651
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23,588

As a child, Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation. Then, on planet LV178, he and his fellow miners discovered a storm-scoured, sand-blasted hell - and trimonite, the hardest material known to man. When a shuttle crashes into the mining ship Marion, the miners learn that there was more than trimonite deep in the caverns. There was evil, hibernating and waiting for suitable prey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a work that I highly recommend

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 05-02-16

Great Cast. Good Story. . . . But . . .

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

For a FREE download I really can't complain.
I thought that the story was mostly interesting, and it certainly contained enough intriguing side items that had me wishing for further insights. (No Spoilers. -- But sort of like the giant alien when first discovered in the original ALIEN movie.)
However, I believe that I would have enjoyed the story more if it would have been a "one off" that focused only on the crew of the transport ship. I actually found myself getting rather frustrated with Ripley and Ash (especially Ash's repeated monologues), and wondering why the authors felt that they needed to include them. Or why they even felt the need to write an ALIEN 1.5. Most especially since anyone who has seen or read ALIENS knows exactly how this story must end. --- Sorry, but for me, that "foreknowledge" pretty much killed most of the suspence and all of the "climatic" ending.

That gripe out of the way, I WILL be listening to this story again, if for no other reason, than the OUTSTANDING performance. -- IMO, even a mediocre story can benefit greatly from the reading. Audio books just don't get much better than those performed by an all star cast!

  • Lullaby

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18,504
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,975
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16,985

A young couple buys a beautiful house by a picturesque lake in the Catskills, looking to escape the bustle of the city to raise their newborn baby. It is a perfect place for a fresh start. Except that nothing is ever as perfect as it seems. As autumn nights close in around their home, they learn that darkness takes many forms. And sometimes that darkness is hungry. New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry delivers an unsettling Audible Original that will give listeners the Halloween creeps all year round.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scott Brick Rivals Vincent Price

  • By Forgettable Woman on 10-17-18

A SHORT Ghost Story

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

I'm not sure what exactly some of the review writers here expected, but for a short story (and FREE) I thought that it was a pretty darn good yarn. One which would go well huddled around a campfire or on a stormy night before the fireplace after the storm has knocked out your power. --- No, it is not a GREAT Masterwork, nor do I believe J. Maberry ever intended it to be such, but it is thirty-seven minutes of good and creepy haunted house storytelling.

  • 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 16,789
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15,558
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15,478

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-30-17

The Gang's All Here!

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

It was sure GREAT hearing the voices of ALL of the characters from the old show again! They made this series of stories a real treat to listen to. All of the Good Guys and the Bad Guys. Even those that we had thought were dead and gone forever. --- How? = Well, THAT would be a real spoiler!
My only real complaint = The first episode was very lacking in describing what was taking place in the scene. It was like listening to a tv show without the added advantage of the picture in a very visually driven drama. = You miss a lot, and can only guess at more. -- That did seem to improve a bit as the book progressed, but I think more should have been done to carry the full story for a purely LISTENING audience.
I will certainly be looking for more X-Files done with the original cast members!!!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Monster Hunter Nemesis

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,139
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,568
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,561

Agent Franks of the U.S. Monster Control Bureau is a man of many parts - parts from other people, that is. Franks is nearly seven feet tall and all muscle. He's nearly indestructible. Plus he’s animated by a powerful alchemical substance and inhabited by a super-intelligent spirit more ancient than humanity itself. Good thing he’s on our side. More or less.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Winner

  • By Sez on 07-12-14

Franks & The MCB Feds

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

This was GREAT!
Yeah. Okay. So in this one the crew from MHI get little more than cameos. But that sure doesn't detract from the whole MHI storyline, nor does it make for anything less than a MUST READ (LISTEN TO) addition to the whole MHI universe. In fact, I think that this might have become one of my Personal Favorites yet!
Not only does Correia finally give us the backstory on Franks (which is far more convoluted, interesting and straight up stranger than I could have ever imagined!) but we get to see the "bad guy" MCB Feds in a whole new light. --- Why would a bunch of men and women be willing to risk their lives and be so dedicated to protecting our world from supernatural horrors (while dealing with all the typical government bureaucratic backstabbing and power grabbing BS) for a crummy government paycheck, when they could just as easily be getting filthy rich collecting bounties for the same job like MHI? = Yeah, THAT takes a very special kind of mindset!
My hat goes off to the troopers of Correia's MCB!
I sure hope that he does other stories dedicated to them!!!

Oliver Wyman's performance (as always) is Totally TOP NOTCH!!!

  • Monster Hunter Legion

  • Monster Hunter, Book 4
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,097
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,454
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,440

When hunters from around the world gather in Las Vegas for a conference, a creature left over from a World War Two weapons experiment wakes up and goes on a rampage across the desert. A not-so-friendly wager between the rival companies turns into a race to see who can bag the mysterious creature first. Only there is far more to this particular case than meets the eye, and as Hunters fall prey to their worst nightmares, Owen Zastava Pitt and the staff of Monster Hunter International have to stop an ancient god from turning Sin City into a literal hell on earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What A Shock...

  • By Sandi on 09-08-12

They Just Get Better And Badder!

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

GREAT Stuff!
The Stories! The Monsters! The Characters! The Villains! The Action! = Correia's MHI NEVER disappoints!!!

Two VERY LARGE Thumbs Up to Oliver Wyman for really making these stories come to life! THANK YOU!

  • The Others

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,016
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,005

Dan Delgado is a private investigator. He’s unenthusiastic, and unmatched. As a former San Francisco detective, he misses more meaningful work, but he hasn’t had the heart for it since his wife’s death five years prior. That is, until a phone call from a distraught mother, an illegal immigrant who can’t go to the police, puts him on the hunt for a missing little girl. By the time he reaches the mother’s small home, she’s missing, too. Then a team of heavily armed mercenaries arrive. Delgado and crew are plunged into a dangerous world of corporate competition, UFO lore, and government cover-ups.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Action packed humor

  • By Bree Salyer on 07-31-18

The Greys are NOT your friends!

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

I'm a Jeremy Robinson fan. Have been for some years. I love how he takes a fistful of conspiracies, urban legends, HARD and soft facts, and spins them up with his own unique twists to deliver one heck of a GREAT roller coaster of a Sci-Fi/Horror Action/Adventure ride. --- In THE OTHERS he takes on the whole gambet of UFO/Greys issues that will leave you wondering just how much of this is Robinson, and how much of this ~ just might be ~ "REAL"???
Though I really enjoyed the whole story, I gotta admit, I did get rather bored with The Mourning Former Cop bit. You just seem to see him featured in too many stories any more. So much so that it's hard to really work up any real sympathy for that type of character. = Way over used. --- Still, plenty of other unique characters. = A wise cracking senior citizen partner, a gun toting preacher, and an Uber driver! (LOL) -- And THAT'S the team that's going to save the world???
Hang on to your Tinfoil Hats!

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  • Monster Hunter International

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 24 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,004
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,540
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,515

Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • My second Monster Hunter book

  • By Randall on 06-29-18

Monster Shoot'Em Up

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

Nonstop action. Plenty of good laughs. Interesting realistic human characters. More action. And a seemingly endless collection of monsters that are MONSTERS!
If you're looking for romantic vampires that sparkle, or yet another dungeon crawl in print, or a host of characters with superpowers armed with "magik" weapons, or another lame zombie stumble, or a sex pumped gorefest . . . Keep Looking.
Larry Correia's MHI are profesional monster bounty hunters drawn from every walk of life and armed to the teeth with real world weapons (and this guy really KNOWS his hardware!) They are totally dedicated to their chosen profession and aren't afraid to go up against some of the world's most vicious and nightmarish horrors.(I think some would do it even if there wasn't a bounty. . . . But, hey, ya gotta pay the bills, right?) . . . But be prepared to have some of your basic ideas of just how some supernatural races manage to remain hidden in plain sight within our world. Some of Correia's twists will leave you howling and looking twice the next time you pass a trailer park.

Oliver Wyman does a great job with the narration! I enjoyed every minute of it!

In summation. = A GREAT start to a GREAT series! = Very much looking forward to the rest!

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  • Galaxy Outlaws: The Complete Black Ocean Mobius Missions, 1-16.5

  • By: J. S. Morin
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 85 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,637
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,280

Meet the galaxy's unluckiest outlaws. Carl Ramsey is an ex-Earth Navy fighter pilot turned con man. His ship, the Mobius, is home to a ragtag crew of misfits and refugees looking to score a big payday but more often just scratching to pay for fuel. The crew consists of his ex-wife (and pilot), a drunkard, four-handed mechanic, a xeno-predator with the disposition of a 120kg housecat, and the galaxy's most-wanted wizard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Firefly cranked up on Meth plus a Space Wizard!

  • By Ray Johnson on 04-27-18

85+ Hours Of Grand Galactic Outlaw Hijinks!

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

Reviewed: 04-15-18

And YOU think that you've got problems? --- Try having your three time ex-wife and former Marine as your ship's pilot, an oversized cat who's always looking for a fight as your security officer, a four handed alcoholic as your engineering officer trying to keep your patched together ship running, a naivete former priestess out to reform you and your crew of their evil ways, and the galaxies most notorious and wanted WIZARD as your not always so loyal crew who really don't take your position as Ship's Captain all that seriously. All as you just try to FINALLY latch onto that Big Payday while avoiding not only The Authorities, but the nefarious Major Corporations, Alien Empires, Crime Syndicates, Space Pirates, Wizard Assassins, and your own conman parents! = A Whole LOT of fun filled action packed adventures with a host of interesting characters in a very well imagined universe.
JS Morin has created one GREAT series, and Mikael Naramore does an EXCELLENT job of bringing it all to audible life!!!

DO NOT PASS THIS ONE UP!!!!

101 of 106 people found this review helpful