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  • The Slant Six

  • By: Christopher Cobb
  • Narrated by: Matt Weight
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

The year is 2252 and Loman Phin is in trouble. A washed-up channelship racer turned freelancer, he hits pay dirt with his latest mission: a fortune is on the line if he can transport 43 kilograms of human skin to a remote villa on Pluto's moon, Nix. Little does he know his very life is at stake when he gets caught up in an ancient feud, chased by a space vampire, and forced into a death-race by the king of Ceres. Meanwhile, danger is always hot on his heels in the form of a massive space freighter out for Loman's blood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Buckle up and hang on!

  • By Ali S. on 04-12-17

Action-packed sci-fi

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

Reviewed: 04-12-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes! This book is action-packed from start to finish. It's a great blend of sci-fi and thriller.

Have you listened to any of Matt Weight’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Mr. Weight is a great voice actor.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It's a great book, hard to put down.

Any additional comments?

I really liked it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Shadows and Teeth

  • Ten Terrifying Tales of Horror and Suspense
  • By: Antonio Simon Jr., Trevor Boelter, Mia Bravo, and others
  • Narrated by: Wyatt S. Gray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 48

Prepare for extreme horror. This collection of 10 stories features a range of international talent: award-winning authors, masters of horror, rising stars, and fresh new voices in the genre. Take care as you reach into these dark places, for the things here bite, and you may withdraw a hand short a few fingers. Authors included in this collection: Antonio Simon Jr., Trevor Boelter, Mia Bravo, Mark Meier, J.S. Watts, Paige Reiring, and Rich Phelan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Horror you can sink your teeth into...

  • By Ali on 07-19-16

Ten terrifying tales by talented authors

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

Reviewed: 07-14-16

What made the experience of listening to Shadows and Teeth the most enjoyable?

Each story is a different take on horror by a different author. You never know what the next story will bring.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Shadows and Teeth?

The climax in the short story, "Water, Ice, And Vice" was fantastic. An intense, suspenseful twist.

Which character – as performed by Wyatt S. Gray – was your favorite?

Mr. Gray's performance was fantastic all around. He played a broad range of roles: bullies, serial killers, evil possessed children, and more.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Beware what lurks in the shadows, for it has teeth, and will bite...

Any additional comments?

A fantastic book all around.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Many Deaths of Cyan Wraithwate

  • By: R. Perez de Pereda
  • Narrated by: Matt Weight
  • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Brash, young, and markedly sociopathic, Cyan has the makings of a full army commander if he lives long enough to be promoted. But when a close brush with death breaks his resolve, he is rendered unable to lead his men, let alone leave his tent, for weeks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The jerk we love to hate, and one we hate to love

  • By Ana J Barbosa on 05-27-15

Edgy dark fantasy with a twist!

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

Reviewed: 06-01-15

What made the experience of listening to The Many Deaths of Cyan Wraithwate the most enjoyable?

I loved the action sequences, and there were many of them! And also the ways in which the protagonist dies, and comes right back. All the action aside, the story is very good too. Mr. Weight, the narrator, did a fantastic job throughout.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Cyan, the main character. He's a jerk and he's hard to like as a person, but he's fun to watch in action.

What does Matt Weight bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Mr. Weight's voice acting was fantastic. I love the way he voices the main character, Cyan. He makes him sound like a mercenary jerk, which Cyan is.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The final twist at the end.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this book and the voice acting.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Transit Dreams

  • By: Antonio Simon Jr.
  • Narrated by: John Feather
  • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Glance out the window of a speeding train. The landscape is never the same twice. That's the vibe behind Transit Dreams. This audiobook is a collection of short stories and vignettes. Some may make you laugh, others may make you think. They run the gamut from fantasy to comedy, from horror to cynicism, to just plain weird, and make all stops in between. All aboard. You're in for a ride.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliantly narrated, brilliantly written

  • By Armando on 06-01-15

Brilliantly narrated, brilliantly written

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

Reviewed: 06-01-15

If you could sum up Transit Dreams in three words, what would they be?

Awesome short stories

What did you like best about this story?

Each story is different, you never know what you're going to get but it's always good. The one set during the Cold War was fantastic and nerve-wracking!

Have you listened to any of John Feather’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is my first time listening to Mr. Feather. I enjoyed his performance very much.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There was this one story, "Red Airwaves" that I liked the best because of how terrifying it was. But all of them are great.

Any additional comments?

This is a great book! And Mr. Feather's performance was wonderful!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Gullwing Odyssey

  • By: Antonio Simon Jr.
  • Narrated by: Elliott Walsh
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Marco's life as a messenger isn't great, but the work is easy, and he gets retirement pay in 30 years. Little does he know his life teeters on the cusp of change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, fantastic, and funny!

  • By Armando on 06-01-15

Fun, fantastic, and funny!

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

Reviewed: 06-01-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I sure would. Marco's journey is fun, fantastic, and funny. It's a adventure full of pirates and dragons. I highly recommend it.

What other book might you compare The Gullwing Odyssey to and why?

The humor of this book is like what you would find in the "Shrek" movies.

Have you listened to any of Elliott Walsh’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I've never heard any other performances by Elliott, but I'd like to. He does an outstanding job at bringing the story to life by giving every character his unique voice. And his comedic timing is great!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A young man goes on the journey of a lifetime by accident, and becomes the hero he strove not to be.

Any additional comments?

I can't wait to read more from this author, and hear more from this narrator!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful