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  • The 6 Week Fitness Plan for Unfit Golfers

  • The Ultimate Guide for Golf Players
  • By: Adam Johnson
  • Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
  • Length: 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

A six-week fitness plan for becoming "golf-fit" and increasing flexibility, balance, strength, and endurance on the golf course. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great exercises for everyone, even a non-golfer

  • By Charles on 04-22-19

Great exercises for everyone, even a non-golfer

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

Reviewed: 04-22-19

After listening to this title I went back and started doing these simple exercises. Being slightly overweight and struggling with shoulder issues I found the exercises to be just what I needed. I'm starting my third week of following this routine and I can definitely feel the difference. I can raise my arms and shoulders higher and I can even rotate my upper body farther than I have in a long time.

I think I may have enjoyed this more because of the narration from Bill Nevitt. His narration is very clear and distinct and he does a wonderful job keeping the listeners attention.

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

  • Greatshadow

  • The Dragon Apocalypse, Book 1
  • By: James Maxey
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

After stealing a priceless relic from the Church of the Book, Infidel is the world’s most infamous mercenary. Now she’s got her eyes on a new prize, the fabled treasure trove of the dragon Greatshadow. Joining forces with a band of dangerous rogues, can she survive her own allies long enough to face the dragon?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you enjoy fantasy at its best, this is a must

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 08-08-17

Good story takes on too much

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

Reviewed: 03-11-19

Very entertaining story that I did really enjoy. There were a couple of issues that prevented me from giving it higher marks.

The biggest has to do with the main character, or who you think is the main character. Without giving anything away I had a very difficult time with the two main characters in this story. The story is told from Staggers point of view and it becomes apparent as the story progresses that he isn't actually the main character but the narrator. At the same time you slowly start to see the story center more on his partner Infadel, until you realize all too late that this was and always has been her story not his. I normally wouldn't have an issue with this but the overall story of these two alone, separate from the actual novel, is disappointing.

The actual story is very good with wonderful fight scenes and colorful descriptions of the world, but there was so much information packed into one story with too many rich and powerful characters which would have benefited from more character development. Whole chapters could have been devoted to each of these characters without taking away from the story. This one story could have been (should have been) multiple novels.

All that aside, it was a very good story and narrator Jake Urry did a wonderful job! I especially liked his depiction of Father Ver. His voice and attitude were spot on what I would imagined him to be!

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

  • Dungeon Lord

  • The Wraith's Haunt: A LitRPG Series, Book 1
  • By: Hugo Huesca
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays, Annie Ellicott
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,090
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,085

When Edward is swept into the world of Ivalis as a Dungeon Lord, the Dark's most powerful servant, he has no servitude in mind. He'll oppose the evil plans of the Dark god, Murmur, whatever it takes. Through only his wits and his guts to help him survive a weakened arrival, Edward must rise to power if he is to earn the right to live another day. But in the battle between Dark and Light, what can Edward choose if both sides are cruel, uncaring monsters?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Over all too soon!!

  • By Ray Johnson on 01-30-18

Good story not mired down by too much LitRPG stats

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

Reviewed: 03-11-19

This story is a very good start to a series about a man who enters into the world of a game. Instead of getting stuck in a virtual game like most LitRPGs this is a story about a man who is given a choice and agrees to be taken to a world in which the game is based on, which is the actual game. I think Hugo Huesca did a fine job showing the hardships the main character is going through just to survive, and he lays a lot of ground work for future novels. Although not one of Jeff Hays best performances he does keep the story moving and interesting. Like all LitPRGs there is plenty of descriptions about experience points and stats but it does bore nor not feel like filler. It is entertaining and exciting; if you are a fan of LitPRGs then I suggest you add this to your list.

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

  • Undead Ultra

  • By: Camille Picott
  • Narrated by: Gwendolyn Druyor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

For ultrarunners Kate and Frederico, a typical Saturday morning is spent pounding out a 20 to 30-mile "fun run." It's during one of their runs that an insidious illness descends upon northern California, turning humans into flesh-shredding zombies. When Kate receives a desperate call from her son, Carter, she and Frederico flee their hometown and set out to help him. The only problem? Carter attends college over 200 miles away.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I remember when....

  • By DeeDee on 05-15-16

Interesting take on staying ahead of the zombies

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

Overall this was a pretty good story. It has all of the ingredients to make a zombie story - some exciting fight scenes, raw emotions and a little gore. It was full of relentless running which I know is the premise of this story, but I can't imagine being able to outrun every obstacle placed before you just by running away. There were some scenes that felt unresolved which left me wondering why it was even in the story (hint - the whole business with the collars). The narrator did a fine job keeping the pace of the story as well as giving voice to the different characters. As far as zombie stories go this is not on the top of my list but as far as a regular story goes I did actually enjoy it.

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

  • Anomaly

  • Somnia Online, Book 2
  • By: K.T. Hanna
  • Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245

As Murmur reels in the wake of the secret her friends tried to keep, her grip on what is real and what is virtual begins to slip. What's more, she's no longer sure whom she can trust. Stalked across the continent by a rogue with a vendetta, Murmur is forced to dig deep and develop her abilities before she finds a knife in her back. Suspicion surrounds the AIs as well. Their behaviors are too human, their reports too perfect. Shayla and Laria must uncover the truth before the system raises concerns and Murmur is lost forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving ahead, but needs second wind

  • By Ray Johnson on 12-27-18

Awesome continuation, does not let down

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

Reviewed: 02-27-19

In this Book of the Somnia Online series the story picks up right after the first book and delves deeper into the betrayal and anger Wren, aka Murmur, is experiencing. The story deals with her progression of having to deal with the secret all of her friends have been keeping from her as well as her feelings towards them because of it. More is revealed as to what actually happened to Wren, Michael and Ava, which impacts both the real world and the gaming world. As Laria and Shayla come to grips with their discoveries, Wren tries to deal with it as well as her changes in abilities, not to mention the impact of what might happen if Jirald succeeds in his quest for revenge. I was so excited to listen to the second book and was not let down at all!

  • Initializing

  • Somnia Online, Book 1
  • By: K. T. Hanna
  • Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409

Wren, a seasoned healer, is dismayed when Somnia Online automatically assigns her character, Murmur, to the Enchanter class. Determined to overcome the unexpected setback, she assembles her guild, intent on the coveted number-one spot. Twelve keys stand between her and victory, but finding them is only part of the puzzle. Armed with telepathic abilities, Murmur rises to the challenge. However, old rivals have followed her to Somnia Online desperate for revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great LitRPG

  • By eris on 10-04-18

Great start to a LitRPG series

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

Reviewed: 02-27-19

This is another wonderful example of gaming as literature! The story is well conceived and the gaming mechanics are detailed enough to satisfy the gamer without boring the non-gamer. Although the story focuses more on the main character with little development on the secondary characters it truly was an extremely enjoyable story. Andrea Parsneau does a wonderful job bringing Wren’s pain and frustration to the listener and definitely creates some wonderful voices for the different characters. This is truly a great start to the series and I cannot wait for the next book.

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

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  • The Jade Ihara Adventures: Omnibus Edition

  • By: David Wood, Sean Ellis
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 25 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

Three complete novels from the best-selling Jade Ihara Adventures series by David Wood and Sean Ellis! 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice Indiana Jones style adventure

  • By David Hope on 10-30-18

Indiana Jones, Tomb Raider, take your pick

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

Reviewed: 02-01-19

I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into with this one, but I like adventure stories so I gave it a try. I found that the story moves too fast with too much convenience when needed. The overall story was good and I enjoyed the writing style, I just couldn't get past it feeling like the narrative of a video game. The characters were clearly from some other books and this was a stand alone series but there were too many elements from the previous books that were like reading footnotes in a comic book. I also didn't enjoy the abruptness of the book endings with no real follow up or feeling of completion with an epilogue.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • Humanity's Edge

  • The Complete Trilogy
  • By: Paul B Kohler
  • Narrated by: Wayne Mitchell
  • Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28

The Crazed are flesh-hungry monsters. Can civilization survive...and escape from the edge of humanity? Three books of non-stop zombie action that audiences are calling "fresh" with "dollops of violence" to satisfy even the most discriminating post-apocalyptic fan. From an Amazon best-selling author.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • An honest review

  • By W. Pierce on 01-01-19

End of the world with zombies, sort of

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

Reviewed: 02-01-19

Overall I though the story was pretty good, but there were some holes that left me wondering if I missed something. Too much was left unsaid or answers appear to have been pulled out of a magic hat. There were great elements which should have been fleshed out more but were stitched together leaving it feel like a rushed project. The narrator did a decent job except that almost every female had a bit of a nasally "Oh my God" sound to her voice that was not only irritating but made it had to determine who was speaking at times.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • Life Reset: EvP (Environment vs. Player)

  • New Era Online Series, Book 2
  • By: Shemer Kuznits
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays, Laurie Catherine Winkel, Annie Ellicott
  • Length: 21 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,955
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,736
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,721

After defeating the hobgoblin threat, Oren is now faced with an even more tenacious enemy: the players themselves. His old guild have discovered his village's location and a deadly strike force is closing in. With time running out, Oren must build up his clan and recruit an army of monsters if he's to have any hope of withstanding the coming attack. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Amazing Book by Shemer Kuznits

  • By Kindle Customer on 10-03-18

Excellent continuation

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

This book is a continuation of the adventures of Oren as he tries to survive the online virtual reality game long enough to escape. This story continues to show us Oren's struggle to retain his humanity while trying to survive against monsters, evil gods and his old guild. Shemer Kuznits does a wonderful job depicting the action sequences, which were very vivid without boring the listener with too many details; he kept the pace fast and aggressive when needed and the dialog casual. The new characters were a wonderful addition to this world with a few twists that you won't see coming. Of course the narrator Jeff Hays is brilliant and the additional voices from Laurie Catherine Winkel and Annie Ellicott were quite wonderful as well.

If you enjoyed the first story I strongly suggest you continue with this one! It was amazing!!
#LITRPG #NearFuture #Clever #Magical #Suspenseful #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • Child of the Night Guild

  • Queen of Thieves, Book 1
  • By: Andy Peloquin
  • Narrated by: Rebecca McKernan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Viola, a child sold to pay her father's debts, has lost everything: her mother, her home, and her identity. Thrown into a life among criminals, she has no time for grief as she endures the brutal training of an apprentice thief. The Night Guild molds an innocent waif into a cunning, agile outlaw skilled in the thieves' trade. She has only one choice: steal enough to pay her debts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fast Paced! Wonderfully Narrated! A Must Listen!

  • By Sam on 01-14-18

Birth of a thief

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

Great story about a child who is taken as collateral and trained to be part of the underworld element that seems to exist in many old world settings. The main character Viola is taken when she is eight and trained to be a thief. There are many great concepts here that progress the story along. Andy Peloquin does a wonderful job painting the surroundings and characters, giving them their own unique voices. This story is rich with details depicting the training and fighting, the rooftop escapes and the overall progression of the characters as they move to become masters of their craft. Rebecca McKernan does a wonderful job narrating this story making the listener feel the characters and their triumphs and failures. Overall they both weave a wonderful world of characters you will both love and hate.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.