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  • A Glimmer of Hope

  • The Avalon Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Steve McHugh
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593

Layla Cassidy has always wanted a normal life, and the chance to put her father's brutal legacy behind her. And in her final year of university she's finally found it. Or so she thinks. But when Layla accidentally activates an ancient scroll, she is bestowed with an incredible, inhuman power. She plunges into a dangerous new world, full of mythical creatures and menace - all while a group of fanatics will stop at nothing to turn her abilities to their cause.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Back with the Hellequin gang!

  • By Montzalee Wittmann on 07-15-18

Simply awful

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

Sophomoric - in the sense that this would have been cute if a high school sophomore wrote it as a creative writing exercise. Trite, ridiculous and boring. Apparently all the Ogres, elves, werewolves, demons, car crashes, infernos and serial killers in the world cannot make a story interesting. The narration in one word - over dramatic

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Kasari Nexus

  • Rho Agenda Assimilation, Book 1
  • By: Richard Phillips
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,066
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 984
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 979

Jennifer Smythe escapes Earth's invasion by the insidious Kasari race, hijacks an alien starship, and survives the deadly passage through a wormhole. But escape is short-lived.... When Jennifer emerges on the new world of Scion, she is confronted by the same deadly enemy. Now the Kasari have sided with the planet's angel-like elite against the warrior underclass, but with the intent of ultimately ruling both.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still enjoying the story line...

  • By Steve on 12-25-17

Story is still great, but writer is getting lazy

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

Great characters and thrilling pace. However, the laziness of copying whole passages exactly from one volume or chapter to another is getting distracting. It is also a bit insulting to the reader not to take the time to do minor editing so the “memories” are told in the correct person narrative.

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  • Thicker Than Water

  • A Felix Castor Novel, Book 4
  • By: Mike Carey
  • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 587

Old ghosts of different kinds come back to haunt Felix, in the fourth gripping Felix Castor novel. Names and faces he thought he'd left behind in Liverpool resurface in London, bringing Castor far more trouble than he'd anticipated. Childhood memories, family traumas, sins old and new, and a council estate that was meant to be a modern utopia until it turned into something like hell...these are just some of the sticks life uses to beat Felix Castor with as things go from bad to worse for London's favourite freelance exorcist.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Why did they change the narrator with book 4?

  • By Robin on 09-15-12

Every character sounds the same

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

Reviewed: 11-01-16

While every other character seems to show growth or change thanks to Castor, with the exception of revelations about the afterlife, he seems to learn nothing. That's disappointing. Also, disappointing was the change in narrator. Voices of characters are very similar, and often exactly the same. Like other reviewers, I found found following some conversations a bit difficult because of this. AdditI won't buy the next audiobook in this series with this narrator.

  • The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Adam Baldwin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,781
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,861
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,856

Have you ever seen a planet invaded by rampaging space mutants from another dimension or Nazi dinosaurs from the future? Don't let this happen to you! Rifts happen, so you should be ready when universes collide. A policy with Stranger & Stranger can cover all of your interdimensional insurance needs. Rated "Number One in Customer Satisfaction" for three years running, no claim is too big or too weird for Tom Stranger to handle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most Unlikely Hero Ever!

  • By Oenophile on 05-25-16

Glad this was free!

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

Reviewed: 06-16-16

The premise was very good. Given Correa's other work (Grimoire, etc.) I was expecting this to be good. . Every cliche imagined was trotted out and screamed in a weird reading cadence by Baldwin. Being a screen actor apparently does not automatically qualify someone to be a good book narrator. This did increase my respect for the work of the great audiobook narrators. Even though it was free, I wanted to return it.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Moon Child

  • Vampire for Hire, Book 4
  • By: J. R. Rain
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 761
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657

Private investigator Samantha Moon is faced with an impossible decision - a decision that no mother should ever have to make. A decision that will change her life, and those she loves, forever. And through it all, Sam finds herself in a lethal game of vampire vs. vampire as a powerful - and desperate - enemy will stop at nothing to claim what he most desires.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a Mother Will Do To Save Her Child......

  • By Cheri on 03-28-16

Entertaining but repetitive

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

Reviewed: 02-15-16

Fast paced, simplistic, repetived and a little - boring often enough to make me want to quit. But I'm not a quitter . So we'll see if the next one has at least 1 character that I can care about. There is really no depth in the I can kill anyone I want because I'm a vampire, but everyone else's choices make them evil.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Crucible of Souls

  • The Sorcery Ascendant Sequence, Book 1
  • By: Mitchell Hogan
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 18 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,658
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,204

When Caldan’s parents are brutally slain, he is raised by monks and taught the arcane mysteries of sorcery. Vowing to discover for himself who his parents really were, and what led to their violent end, he is thrust into the unfamiliar chaos of city life. With nothing to his name but a pair of mysterious heirlooms and a handful of coins, he must prove his talent to earn an apprenticeship with a guild of sorcerers. But he soon learns the world outside the monastery is a darker place than he ever imagined, and his treasured sorcery has disturbing depths. As a shadowed evil manipulates the unwary and forbidden powers are unleashed, Caldan is plunged into an age-old conflict that brings the world to the edge of destruction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Took a chance, hit a home run!

  • By Mike on 01-14-15

Solid DnD like structure.

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

Reviewed: 05-07-15

I chose the audiobook, based on the genre and the narrator. Wyman goes a good job of narrating, but I think his cadence and tone which is exactly the same as in the Monster Hunters novel is more suited to sarcastic or ironic banter and fast paced action, as in Correa ' s books. Much of the story itself seems like an interesting campaign at the DnD table. I am interested to see what happens to the characters next, but not dying to know.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful