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jared millican

GADSDEN, ALABAMA, US
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  • The Night Dahlia

  • Nightwise, Book 2
  • By: R. S. Belcher
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447

Laytham Ballard once protected humanity as part of the Nightwise, a secret order of modern-day mages dedicating to holding hellish supernatural forces at bay, but that was before a string of sadistic ritual murders shook everything he believed in - and sent him down a much darker path. One that has already cost him most of his soul as well as everything he once held dear.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gratuitously Explicit Imagery, but Good Story

  • By Joe Chad on 04-12-18

Murder Mayhem and insanity.

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

I picked up the first of these novels on a whim with nothing to read. and man once I listened I couldn't put it down. so much I started the second book immediately. just like the Sandman Slim novels I have a love-hate relationship with the main protagonist. this wild ride was just as good as the first. if you are looking for a fast-paced drama with nasty things then you are in luck.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Out of Spite, Out of Mind

  • Magic 2.0, Book 5
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,028
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,757
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,748

When you discover the world is a computer program, and you figure out that by altering the code you can time travel and perform acts that seem like magic, what can possibly go wrong? Pretty much everything. Just ask Brit, who has jumped around in time with such abandon that she has to coexist with multiple versions of herself. Now, Brit the Elder finds that her memories don't match Brit the Younger's.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A Philip to Remember / A Britt To Forget

  • By harbinger on 07-11-18

"Another Nostalgia filled ride."

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

The mixed up Quirky adventure of a group of friends with insane power and about 4 brain cells between them at times.
This is the 4 installment of this series and it was slightly less funny than the last. but still, all and all a great listen!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Red Sword

  • The Red Sword Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Michael Wallace
  • Narrated by: Rosemary Benson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30

Markal, an apprentice wizard, is thrust unexpectedly to the head of his order when his master is decapitated by a gray-skinned assassin. The order's walled gardens have the power to restore their dead master to life, but only if the apprentices can protect his body long enough for their sanctuary to work its magic. When a barbarian warrior named Bronwyn invades the gardens wielding a soul-binding sword and accuses the order of harboring a powerful sorcerer, Markal thinks she is another assassin come to finish the job.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable but Lacks Depth

  • By Scott on 11-03-17

red sonjia esque

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

Reviewed: 11-01-17

This book was slow at the beginig. but after a while the pace picked up. this book feels like the 80s movie red sonjia it has that barbarian on a quest type of feel. I'm not sure I will listen to the sequels but the storyline and characters were ok. I feel like there should have been more backstory but Maybe there will be In the sequels. all and all a nice read.

  • Paradox Bound

  • A Novel
  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,588
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,992
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,972

Nothing ever changes in Sanders. The town's still got a video store, for God's sake. So why doesn't Eli Teague want to leave? Not that he'd ever admit it, but maybe he's been waiting - waiting for the traveler to come back. The one who's roared into his life twice before, pausing just long enough to drop tantalizing clues before disappearing in a cloud of gunfire and a squeal of tires. The one who's a walking anachronism, with her tricorne hat, flintlock rifle, and steampunked Model A Ford.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Standard Clines. Fun and forgettable

  • By Debra on 10-07-17

He's done it again

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

Reviewed: 10-08-17

so peter clines is amazing. another home run with the story. its like American treasure meets the matrix. his characters are a little thin in this one but the story is great and it is fast-paced enough to keep you listening. I for one hope there is a sequel.

  • The Kill Society

  • A Sandman Slim Novel
  • By: Richard Kadrey
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,014
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 955
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 952

Sandman Slim has been to Heaven and Hell and many places in between, but now he finds himself in an unknown land: the far, far edge of the Tenebrae, the desolate home of the lost dead. Making his way inland with nothing but his unerring instinct for trouble to guide him, he collides with a caravan of the damned on a mysterious crusade, led by the ruthless Magistrate. Alone and with no clue how to get back home, he throws in with this brutal bunch made up of human souls, Hellion deserters, rogue angels - and Father Traven.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 stars as usual

  • By Think about this on 06-15-17

this is good stuff

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

Reviewed: 07-14-17

jammed through this one wishing there was another.once again sand man slim saves the day.

  • Shatter Point

  • By: Jeff Altabef
  • Narrated by: Brian Rollins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

When her 19-year-old son Jack miraculously recovers from a serious head trauma, Maggie is sure her luck has changed. But when she's abducted by a shadow from her past - a phantom with dangerous sapphire eyes - it's up to Jack and his younger brother Tom to unravel the mystery and save their mom from a deadly psychological battle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Will Shatter Your Perception

  • By Cynthia Shepp on 05-19-16

kibble & bits, psycho killer, and brain tram rule.

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

Reviewed: 03-30-16

Shatter point is a psychological thriller with several plot twist. Political power, ghetto slums, separate the classes in a suspenseful action packed story of a mother stalked for 20 years finally coming to a climatic conclusion. Her son's and a underground network of freedom fighter, alone with a lone neuro scientist must race against time to same more than just a kidnapped mom. They must beat the clock before they hit the Shatter Point of no return.

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  • Dead Red

  • Ghosts & Magic, Volume 2
  • By: M.R. Forbes
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187

Conor Night, the world's only surviving necromancer, is used to having bad days. After all, he's spent the last few years as a minor pawn in the Game of Houses while keeping one foot planted firmly in the grave. But between the job offer he can't refuse from a wizard he doesn't trust and the appearance of a cult bent on sending him to the afterlife, his days are about to get a whole lot worse. He's used to the threat of death. Death making threats? That's new.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Action & harsh humor in a thrilling mix!

  • By DabOfDarkness on 09-09-15

Great Great Great

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

Reviewed: 01-04-16

What did you love best about Dead Red?

one word "Conner"

What other book might you compare Dead Red to and why?

hmm not really anything to compare it to its really all on its own.

Which character – as performed by Jeff Hays – was your favorite?

conner is the man but i also like his fat sidekick.

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

yes and i did :)

  • The Game of Lives

  • The Mortality Doctrine, Book Three
  • By: James Dashner
  • Narrated by: Erik Davies
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296

Michael used to live to game, but the games he was playing have become all too real. Only weeks ago, sinking into the Sleep was fun. The VirtNet combined the most cutting-edge technology and the most sophisticated gaming for a full mind-body experience. And it was Michael's passion. But now every time Michael sinks, he risks his life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrative & Story

  • By busa on 12-15-17

Well that's one way to end it !

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

Reviewed: 01-04-16

What made the experience of listening to The Game of Lives the most enjoyable?

the story is good dont get me worng but the ending just seemed a little weak but all and all it was enjoyable.

What other book might you compare The Game of Lives to and why?

the maze runner trilogy some of the same themes.

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

good and the production values were good no problems there.

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

nahh.

  • Prime Suspects

  • A Clone Detective Mystery
  • By: Jim Bernheimer
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185

Homicide Detective David Bagini awakens in a strange world only to discover that he is, in fact, the 42nd clone of the Bagini line. With no memories of why his Prime entered into a clone contract, he wants answers. The first problem is his Prime is dead and Bagini 42 is in charge of the investigation. The second problem is all the clues point at a clone from his line and they already know all his tricks. How can he solve his own murder when every suspect has his name and face?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We have met the enemy and they is us.

  • By John C. on 03-11-13

The Meaning of life is 42

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

Reviewed: 01-04-16

What did you love best about Prime Suspects?

the character development was good and the pace of the story worked well,

Who was your favorite character and why?

well 42 is really the man or should i say prime its confusing.

Which scene was your favorite?

the Commune scene and the doctor visits

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

nahh

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rebel Radio: A Post-Apocalyptic Story

  • The World Burns Saga
  • By: Boyd Craven III
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

Life after an EMP puts the US in the dark ages is not an easy one. Life is dangerous and difficult enough without humans preying on each other. Don, an alcoholic, and a gamer girl called "Z" make an odd introduction together and find themselves thrust into a survival situation neither of them are prepared to endure.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An enjoyable listen.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 10-25-15

this was a great short story

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

Reviewed: 11-03-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Rebel Radio: A Post-Apocalyptic Story to be better than the print version?

this was great

What was one of the most memorable moments of Rebel Radio: A Post-Apocalyptic Story?

the human aspect

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

it was just as good as his others.