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  • Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection

  • By: Alexander C. Kane
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,491
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,312
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,305

Andrea Vernon always thought she would spend her life living in Paris writing thought-provoking historical novels all day and sipping wine on the Seine all night. But the reality is she's drowning in debt, has no prospects, and is forced to move back to Queens, where her parents remind her daily that they are very interested in grandchildren. Then, one morning, she is kidnapped, interviewed, and hired as an administrative assistant by the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection. Superheroes for hire, using their powers for good. What could possibly go wrong?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Normal Life in an Abnormal World

  • By Arthur D. Rich on 08-26-17

Hilarious and Fun!

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

I can't remember the last time I laughed so much listening to a book.. this is a great book that gets better as it goes on... I highly recommend!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Angels and the Bad Man

  • The Technomancer Novels, Book 3
  • By: M. K. Gibson
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 57

Immediately after escaping Flotsam Prison, Salem finds himself in the middle of nowhere with the mad giant Chael and the teenage stowaway TJ. Salem’s mission is simple: find the Tears of God in seven days, or else his land, and the people residing there, will either be sold to a demonic lord or face death. The only things in his way are demonic Abominations, shape-shifting bison, murderous men, and the last remnant of an angelic choir. Salem pits everything he has, and everything he is, to hold on to hope and save his people. No pressure. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A unique take on classic themes

  • By Eric B. Simms on 09-02-18

An Epic!

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

I have been a fan of MK Gibson for a while, but was a bigger fan of his other series (ShadowMaster) until now. This series has reached elite levels... the author and the series should be considered in the same company as authors like Jim Butcher and Richard Kadrey.

Im gonna go into the details of the plot, but if you read "American Gods" and thought the book moved a little slowly, you will love this book. It has so many elements of greatness:

- brilliantly written characters that you fall in love with and root for
- non-stop action
- philosophical conflicts that make you stop and think
- nostalgic references that make you smile
- plot twists
- Heroism
- drama
- humor
- and so much more

Its among the best books I have read in the last few years. Go get it!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Hail to the Chin

  • Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor
  • By: Bruce Campbell, Craig Sanborn
  • Narrated by: Bruce Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 574

One of my dad’s favorite jokes about getting older was: “I went out for coffee when I was twenty-one and when I got back I was fifty-eight!” I get what he meant now. Time flies. My first book, If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a "B" Movie Actor, was published back in 2001 and it chronicles the adventures of a “mid-grade, kind of hammy actor" (my words), cutting his teeth on exploitation movies far removed from mainstream Hollywood. This next book, an “Act II” if you will, could be considered my “maturing years” in show business, when I began to say “no” more often and gravitated toward self-generated material. Taking stock in the overall quality of my life, I fled Los Angeles and moved to a remote part of Oregon to renew, regroup and reload. If that sounds tame, the journey from Evil Dead to Spider-Man to Burn Notice was long, with plenty of adventures/mishaps along the way. I never pictured myself hovering above Baghdad in a Blackhawk helicopter, facing a pack of wild dogs in Bulgaria, or playing an aging Elvis Presley with cancer on his penis - how can you predict this stuff? The sheer lunacy of show business is part of the fun for me and I hope you'll come along for the ride.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hail to the Chin...Win for the Ears!

  • By B Huck on 02-13-18

Entertaining Stories from Bruce Campbell

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

Imagine if you met Bruce Campbell in a bar, bought him a beer, and asked him questions like "Now that you are famous, what was it like meeting the guys you idolized when you grew up?", or "Tell me some behind the scenes stories from Burn Notice!"... that's pretty much what this book is like. The stories were entertaining and the narration was great. This is must-read for any fan of Bruce!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Esoterrorism

  • From the Secret Files of the Red Room, Book 1
  • By: C. T. Phipps
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

Derek Hawthorne was born to be an agent of the Red Room. Literally. Raised in a conspiracy which has protected the world from the supernatural for centuries, he's never been anything other than a servant of their agenda. Times are changing, though, and it may not be long before their existence is exposed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!!!!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 08-03-16

It was OK. Not great - not bad

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

Reviewed: 01-22-18

This is a Monster-Hunter type book.. the story is fine.. great performance as always by Jeffery Kaver.

The problem is that I never felt invested in the characters. The author didn't do a lot to make Derek (the protagonist) likable, and by the time I was 3/4 through I realized I just didnt care how it ended. I love the other books by CT Phipps, so maybe this series just needs a little more character development.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Villains Pride

  • The Shadow Master, Book 2
  • By: M. K. Gibson
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 698
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 662
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 660

Jackson Blackwell, The Shadowmaster, is in over his head this time. After his last adventure, where he tore fantasy novels a new one, Jackson has to deal with the repercussions of angry gods, angrier conspirators, and the wrath of his pregnant girlfriend! Thanks to a godly decree and a crafty clause, Jackson has been banished from his home. And the only universe kindly enough to take him in is one infested with comic-book-style superheroes and supervillains.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book 2

  • By MEDY L on 01-02-18

Funniest Book I have Read in a Long Time!

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

Reviewed: 12-30-17

I liked MK Gibson's first ShadowMaster Book quite a bit, but was not expecting something this hilarious! If you like humorous Superhero books, I can't recommend this enough. At one point, I was literally laughing so hard I cried.

Jeffrey Kaver is always excellent, and I think this is his finest work as a Narrator. The story hums along at a good pace with lots of fun action , and the protagonist's rants about his world views are worth listening to again and again. The plot twists and turns are imaginative. The author's method of poking through the 4th wall is highly entertaining.

I can't wait for the next one in this series. All hail the Shadow Master!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Murder in Vegas

  • New Crime Tales of Gambling and Desperation
  • By: Michael Connelly (editor), James Swain, S. Z. Rozan, and others
  • Narrated by: Natalie Ross, Phil Gigante
  • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 35

Sin City. An artificial oasis of pleasure, spectacle, and entertainment, the gambling capital of America has reinvented itself so many times that it's doubtful that anyone knows for sure what's real and what isn't in the miles of neon and scorching heat. Las Vegas is considered the ultimate player's destination, no matter what your game. Las Vegas is the true city that never sleeps, where fortunes are made and lost every day, and where snake-eyes aren't found just on a pair of dice.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Tedious

  • By Karen on 08-19-10

Boring Pointless Stories

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-17

So disappointing.. I wanted to like this book.. I live in Las Vegas.. but its just one boring story after another. Its intolerable. My recommendation is to skip this one.. I asked for a refund.

  • A Girl Like You

  • By: John Locke
  • Narrated by: Rich Orlow
  • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

When Rachel Case goes to the doctor for a routine blood test, scientists are astonished to learn she possesses a gene no one else on earth seems to have - a gene that holds the key to protecting the world from the deadliest pandemic in history. When government operatives kidnap Rachel in order to develop a vaccine, her lover, Donovan Creed, realizes the only way he can find Rachel is to enlist the help of her current husband, Sam.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book in the Series

  • By Glenn on 07-22-17

Best Book in the Series

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

Reviewed: 07-22-17

This is an intriguing series. The author breaks a lot of rules of writing, but it works.. He does stick to the basics of good writing in that his main character Donovan Creed is lovable.

I almost gave up on the series after "Wish List".. I thought it was very much lacking, but Im glad I stuck with it. "A Girl Like You" is IMHO the best book in the series so far. Kept me entertained from start to finish!

  • To Beat the Devil

  • The Technomancer Novels, Book 1
  • By: M. K. Gibson
  • Narrated by: Shawn Purvis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392

One hundred and seventy-five years have passed since god quit on mankind. Without his blessing, Hell itself, along with the ancient power of The Deep, were unleashed upon the world. Two world wars and oceans of blood later, a balance was reached. Demonkind took its place as the ruling aristocracy. Mankind, thanks to its ability to create, fell to the position of working proletariat. Alive, but not living. Lucky us. Welcome to New Golgotha, the east coast supercity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 03-27-17

One of the BEST Books I have read this Decade!

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

Reviewed: 06-05-17

This book has all of the elements of a masterpiece:

- A very likable protagonist
- Wonderfully complex supporting characters
- A very intriguing premise: set in the future after Scientific progress in Gene Manipulation and Cloning anger God to the point where he opens up the earth to Demons.
- A very entertaining plotline with non-stop action
- an underlying backstory that is well-crafted and interesting
- wonderful humor with some true laugh-out-loud moments
- Some great "Hero saves the day" moments

Another reviewer mentioned Chris Pratt's character in Guardians of the Galaxy.. I think that's a good comparision.

I'm a tough critic at times.. but this book gets no criticism from me. I highly recommend it and am excited about reading more books by this author!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Take Down

  • By: James Swain
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 938
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 845
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 847

There are hundreds of casinos in Las Vegas, and Billy Cunningham knows how to rip off every one. His scams are a thing of beauty - so perfectly orchestrated that onlookers believe he and his crew are winning fair and square. In a town where bosses will kill to protect their profits, Billy can't afford to make mistakes, but even the best-laid plans can go wrong...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Barely worth finishing

  • By Rankin on 08-23-15

A great book!

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

Reviewed: 03-04-17

This book kept me interested from start to finish. The characters are lovable, the action is fast-paced , and the plot is intriguing. You know how they say "I couldn't put it down!", when talking about print books? Well I couldn't hit stop on this audiobook!"

  • The Lincoln Lawyer

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,517
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,226

Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense pro who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, to defend clients at the bottom of the legal food chain. It's no wonder that he is despised by cops, prosecutors, and even some of his own clients. But an investigator is murdered for getting too close to the truth and Haller quickly discovers that his search for innocence has taken him face to face with a kind of evil as pure as a flame.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Narration

  • By Vishruth on 06-18-08

Riveting

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

Reviewed: 02-09-17

I could not stop listening to this book.. it's a masterpiece.. I found myself hanging on every word. Great narration, great book!