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  • The Distance

  • By: Jeremy Robinson, Hilaree Robinson
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer, Heather Costa
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

The human race has turned to dust. August Morrison faces it after rising from the depths of a dark matter research facility in Arizona. His co-workers. His daughter. All of them: dust. Friends and colleagues around the world don’t answer their phones. The city of Phoenix burns. He is alone. As a world without mankind starts to crumble, August fights not just for survival, but for his very sanity. On the other side of the country, Poe McDowell watches her parents crumble into dust just moments after being shoved inside a coffin-like device that spares her from the same fate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He's done it again!

  • By Sandra on 09-02-18

Another great Robinson tale

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Gut wrenching suspense and very vivid depictions of the scenes. I could smell, taste, and feel almost every thing the characters did. The writing and narration was fabulous.
This the first I’ve herd Heather Costa and was very impressed with her oratory skill.
Mr. Kafer was brilliant as always.

Overall it was a blast to listen to, but being a Christian man I was really hoping for a different ending.

Thanks! It was a pleasure.

  • The Genesis Conspiracy

  • By: James D. Prescott
  • Narrated by: Gary Tiedemann
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

For over a decade, archaeologist Dr. Martin Anders has searched in vain for proof of the fabled continent of Atlantis. After raising a puzzling artifact from the ocean floor, Anders gets more than he bargained for. It is a piece of modern technology thousands of years old. When a deadly global pandemic threatens the human race with extinction, Anders fails to see how it may be connected to his startling new discovery. That is until he's approached by a powerful biotech company.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Take a ride to an alternative reality.

  • By cosmitron on 08-25-18

Fascinating!

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

I received this book free for an unbiased review.

The book is very interesting from beginning to end. The character are formed well, but could’ve used a bit more back story on a few. The story overall was very different from any other time travel story you’ve listened to or watched. The drops of real history made it all the more believable. I do wish the book was longer with a little more history on the two main organizations.

The narrator was spot on. Very well spoken with very recognizable characters.

Great job can’t wait for the next one.

  • Make Bright the Arrows

  • Flights of the Nanshe, Book 1
  • By: S. A. Huchton
  • Narrated by: Starla Huchton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26

What starts off as a simple retrieval of stolen goods turns deadly when Leena Espinoza discovers a girl stashed in a cellar, her guardian murdered. The crew has a soft spot for hard cases, and despite Delilah's odd behavior, offers help instead of turning her over to the authorities. But what they don't know might kill them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable all-woman SciFi adventure

  • By Kara on 08-03-18

Great first story!

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

I have listen to a few books that Huchton has narrated and have alway thought she was a wonderful narrator and story teller. Now she has proven she’s also a great writer. Fantastic story, very reminiscent of the Firefly series, but with her own spin. Well Done!!

  • Warrior King

  • Star Legions: The Terran Wars, Book 1
  • By: Michael G. Thomas
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

An apocalyptic war looms, and few believe it is a war that can be won. As Terran colonies evacuate, the mighty Laconians stand alone against the merciless Median Empire. They will never surrender, and their new King, Agesilaus, has a scheme that could transform the fortunes of all Terrans. As leader of the most powerful of the Terran states, he plans the unthinkable. Inspired by the valor and adventures of the infamous Ten Thousand mercenaries, he launches a pre-emptive strike against the Empire.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Average Sci-Fi Story

  • By cosmitron on 07-19-18

Great first in the series

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

Very fast paced book. Full of action and intrigue. A wonderful combination of ancient mythology and future sci-fi. Everything from Minotaurs to space ship ships. Loved it!

Narrator was spot on. Lots of characters. His voices were clear and definable.

Very nice job!

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  • The Sorcerer's Legacy

  • The Sorcerer's Path Series, Book 3
  • By: Brock E. Deskins
  • Narrated by: William Turbett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Azerick decides to put his quest for vengeance behind him. He takes on an apprentice and opens a school and home for North Haven’s homeless children even as Ulric’s schemes throws the kingdom into chaos. Hoping to create a life of peace and purpose, the young sorcerer finds himself in a struggle every bit as great as battling in the arena. Azerick quickly realizes he has taken on a task he cannot possibly do alone and calls upon his friends for help. He thinks he has managed to put all the death and destruction behind him until an assassin strikes from the shadows. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Azerick returns, and fights. A lot.

  • By Ray Johnson on 07-18-18

Another great adventure

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

We now find our hero with on the opposite end of the spectrum. Instead of weak and destitute he’s finally coming into his own. I really liked the way the author has kind of had him develop into this great humanitarian almost by accident. It a testament to the old adage “no good deed goes unpunished”.
The characters develops is becoming much stronger and and the complicated storyline in finally starting to come together.
The narrator is doing better although maybe still a bit over dramatic.
I gave this book a 5 Star because there were numerous times I did lose myself in it a found myself smiling or chuckling at something that happened.

Great job!

I received this book free from the author for an unbiased review.

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  • Paradox Slaughter

  • A Roak: Galactic Bounty Hunter Novel
  • By: Jake Bible
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 45

Robbed of his chits and betrayed by one of his oldest contacts, Roak is now on a rampage across the galaxy to hunt the duplicitous scumbag down and exact some serious payback. Bishop is on the run, and Roak is right behind him. System by system, planet by planet, contact by contact, Roak leaves no rock unturned and no lead unchecked. He beats answers out of those that dare help Bishop. He kills those that refuse to answer. Roak is waging war on the criminal grapevine, and no one is safe from his wrath.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Galactic manhunt.

  • By cosmitron on 06-08-18

Continued awesomeness

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

Reviewed: 06-30-18

How can anyone not like Roak?

This is another homer in for Bible and Wehrlen’s narrative talents are spot on as usual.

Good job! Thanks


I received this audiobook free in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • The Seer of Serone

  • By: James Priest
  • Narrated by: Justin Thomas James
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

A race of tiny magical beings lives on Earth today. But humans are totally unaware of their hidden civilization. They are kirins. While a group of daring explorers battles to save the kirin race, a disgruntled magician interrupts a worldwide spell, making kirins everywhere suddenly visible. Taking advantage of this breach, Jeremy Bailey, an Alaskan fishing boat captain, captures a kirin named Till and, under threat of torture and violence, exploits his gifts for Bailey's own benefit. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good storyline that doesn't wrap up too fast

  • By jacq_fran on 08-22-18

Creative, and unique

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

Reviewed: 06-28-18

I received this audiobook free for an unbiased review.

Overall a decent listen. It may be for a bit younger listener though. There are obvious life lessons taught here.
The narrator is well spoken and knew the book well. His delivery was well done, but again may be more geared for younger listeners(I’m late 40’s).

Overall I would recommend this book to my friends.

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  • The Sam Reilly Collection, Volume 2

  • By: Christopher Cartwright
  • Narrated by: David Gilmore
  • Length: 33 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

The offer - $20 billion split between four leading scientists on alternative energies to purchase and then squash their research lines, which include the recent discovery of a powerful new energy source capable of replacing mankind’s reliance on fossil fuels. There’s no doubt their discovery is worth 10 times that much. But will any one of them live if they refuse?  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THREE MORE GREAT SAM REILLY BOOKS!

  • By Victoria Haugen on 08-14-18

Wonderul adventures, very smart

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

Reviewed: 06-27-18

The Sam Reilly series is a rarity. It’s not often you find a sci-fi/ adventure author that can combine the genre with Christianity, but Mr. Cartwright does it well.
I really like the way he strings alternative history together with actual history. I found myself Googling things I thought I already knew just to make sure I was right..

The narrator has been great throughout the series. May need a bit of practice on his French accent, but overall great job.

I was given this copy free for an unbiased review.

Thanks

  • Helios

  • Cerberus Group, Book 2
  • By: Jeremy Robinson, Sean Ellis
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

A deadly swarm of earthquakes shakes the planet. In the sky above, the sun appears to stand still. While the world reels from the vast destruction, George Pierce and the Cerberus Group, a team of scientific and historical experts, uncover an imminent threat straight out of history that must be stopped. But not everyone wants them to succeed. An apocalyptic death cult, made up of suicidal martyrs and true believers who will do whatever it takes to ensure the destruction of all life on Earth, goes head-to-head with a billionaire tech genius commanding an army of robots on a quest to own the sun itself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helios

  • By Deedra on 07-23-18

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

First off I’ll have to admit I haven’t listen to book 1. Although not completely necessary because this book does kind of stand on its own, I wish I had. There are a few things that must’ve happened in book one that would’ve explained a lot in book 2.

Mr. Kafer as usual delivered flawlessly. I’d still love to hear him do an Audible version of Green Eggs and Ham.

The book was action packed and full of intrigue from the beginning. Mr Robinson and Ellis did a fantastic job of integrating true history with alternative facts that may have you questioning you own beliefs. Then tie it all up in a way that still keeps you wondering.

Great job thanks for the opportunity to review this book. I’ll be looking for future volumes.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Crimson Claymore

  • Claymore of Calthoria, Volume 1
  • By: Craig A Price Jr.
  • Narrated by: Ian McEuen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17

When Searon loses everything he once held dear, he begins a quest for revenge, leaving behind everything except his crimson claymore. He runs into something he doesn’t expect - an arrogant wizard, who won’t leave him alone unless he forms an army - an army that could fulfill his revenge - and save all of humanity in Calthoria.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A caustic cavalier and his quest for revenge

  • By Ray Johnson on 05-16-18

Wonderful adventure!

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

Reviewed: 05-21-18

Let’s start off with the good stuff.
This story was pretty original in my opinion. Although it’s the classic good vs evil it’s a version I’ve never heard. It was very easy to listen to and lose yourself. Like most all good books I found myself not wanting to turn it off. Lots of great characters, and a few twists that will have you hanging on.
The narrator was great. His character voices were clear and distinctive. You could tell he did his homework and read the story before recording. His tones and influxes were spot on.

The bad. There were a few redundancies in the writing. Nothing horrible, but they were noticeable.
There are a lot of questions that still need to be answered. Like why is the main character and his brother and a few others so different from the other humans. I know there is a deeper back story and hopefully it’s explained in the next installment.

Overall I have it 5stars because the good was so much better than the bad and I’m banking on my questions being answered in the next volume.

Thanks

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