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  • Stratus Online: Awakening

  • A LitRPG Series, Book 1
  • By: Drew Cordell
  • Narrated by: William Turbett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Edwin Morris has been playing Sakarn Online almost his whole life. In fact, most people have. While he considers himself a skilled player, he never could really find the time to take his game to the next level and pay the bills. After he is finally pushed over the edge with his job at Burger Planet, Edwin stumbles upon a man representing a game company called Stratus Labs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sometimes the prize isn't what you expect

  • By Ray Johnson on 06-17-18

Really Good

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

This is actually a really good book. It involves a group of younger adults getting together to play and be immersed in a game. I have been skeptical of RPG books in the past but this one is interesting with a good plot and a lot of action. It sort of reminds me a lot if Tron with the game immersion. I wonder if this may be the future with VR. Hopefully, there will be more books in this series. The narration was very well done and I enjoyed listening to him.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Water Ghosts

  • By: Linda Collison
  • Narrated by: Aaron Landon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Fifteen-year-old James McCafferty is an unwilling sailor aboard a traditional Chinese junk operated as adventure therapy for troubled teens. Once at sea, James believes the ship is being taken over by the spirits of courtiers who fled the Imperial palace during the Ming Dynasty more than 600 years earlier and sailing to its doom. A psychological nautical adventure with strong historical and paranormal elements.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Water Ghost

  • By MANI on 11-14-17

Interesting Yet Confusing

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

Reviewed: 01-26-18

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

I'm not sure what to make of this book as it is almost is two books combined into one book. The beginning started out so interesting and sort of reminded me of an ocean version of the Hatchet or one of the Will Hobbs books about river rafting. That part of the book was really good. The second half of the book is a whole other story as it seemed to shift to a book about the main character and his communication with a boy in the past that went headfirst into this strange sexual story. I really wished the author would have kept going like the first part of the book instead of shifting into the second part. The ending felt rather abrupt without much information about what was happening as far as what was real and what was a sort of dream.

I guess this book would be fine if you are into the teen romance genre with some action and adventure built-in. I was not expecting this shift and felt surprised it had no warning as it is pretty graphic. I have seen young adult defined as 12-18 but I would be very reluctant to recommend this book to anyone younger than 16 and would not have students read it as part of a high school reading list. Maybe future books could either go the first route with limited sexual references or go another route where the content is better described as having sexual scenes in it. The narration was very nicely done as he nailed the voices really well.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Titan's Wrath

  • By: Rhett C. Bruno
  • Narrated by: Justin Thomas James
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

After inciting rebellion against Earth throughout Titan's off-world colonies, Kale Trass learns that leadership isn't only about fighting. Keeping control of his people--even his own family--requires a different set of skills. Following a pivotal battle over Saturn, Kale travels deep into enemy territory under the guise of seeking peace, though peace is the last thing on his mind. Malcolm Graves used to be an infamous Collector for a powerful Earther corporation--and then he nearly lost his life on Titan. Now he's retired. But when Kale's wake of destruction follows Malcolm to Mars and claims the life of a friend, it's time for the ex-Collector to dust off his pulse-pistol and leap back into a fight he thought he'd left behind. With the solar system divided, heroes are few and short-lived ... but someone has to put the self-proclaimed King Trass of Titan in his place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A humans a human, no matter where from

  • By Bri on 12-30-17

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 01-07-18

The narrator was amazing and the book is amazing as well. One does need to follow along with the story as it is somewhat complex, but it is well worth the effort. Space opera and drama does seem appropriate for this book and if this is your type of genre, you'll enjoy listening to this gem.

I was given this audiobook for an honest and unbiased review and I have. It honestly is a great audiobook.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Red Gambit

  • Harvesters Series, Book 1
  • By: Luke R. Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Steven Barnett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Amidst harrowing famine and deadly aliens, Jarek is having a pretty good day. He survived Earth's invasion, he still has his ship, and his prized exo-suit and AI-companion are safe and sound. But when his weaponized suit is stolen, he'll stop at nothing to get it back. Even if he has to break into the alien king's stronghold to do it. On the way to spring his imprisoned informant, though, an energy-slinging arcanist named Rachel lays claim to the same captive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging and Fun

  • By Gary H on 01-07-18

Engaging and Fun

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

Reviewed: 01-07-18

I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook. The characters were fun and the narrator did an outstanding job of reading and putting life into the characters. Jarek was quite the character, but this was a nice adventure that wasn't too sappy or wise-cracking that it took away from the story. If you like the adventure, fantasy, with some comedy mixed in book, you'll like this one.

I did receive this audiobook in exchange for an honest review and I'm giving it one. The book was not too long but is also very competitvely priced. This book was a great listen as I honestly like audiobooks more than regular old paper books.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Flash

  • By: Tim Tigner
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,454
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,344
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,335

Two blood-spattered strangers awake, locked in the trunk of a car - with a murdered cop and the smoking gun. Aside from raging headaches and no idea what's happened, they appear to have nothing in common. Troy thinks it's 2001 and he's still a combat surgeon fighting terrorists in Afghanistan. Emmy believes it's 2002 and she's still grifting a living from the streets of L.A.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As promised

  • By ibrahim BURCE on 02-06-16

Nicely done all around

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

Reviewed: 12-20-17

I enjoyed listening to this book as the narrator is one of the better narrators on Audible. The plotline kind of reminds me of the Bourne series where the characters cannot remember who they are but seem to be on some sort of mission that went wrong. If you like the detective and sci-fi genres, you might like this book.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Gray

  • The Complete Collection
  • By: Lou Cadle
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,067
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,057

Pre-med student Coral is on vacation in Idaho when something terrible happens. The black cloud is followed by a wildfire and searing heat that lasts for days. She survives deep in a cave but emerges days later to find the world transformed, with blackened trees, an ash-filled sky, and no living creatures stirring - except for her. So begins her desperate journey to find water and food and other survivors...and the answer to the mystery of what happened.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story - Superb Value

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 11-05-17

Long but worth it

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

Reviewed: 12-20-17

This book is very long and does at times seem to drag on a bit. However, the plot was really interesting and made me think a lot about what would I do if the power went out, ashes fell all over, and it basically turned into full-time winter. The narrator did an outstanding job with the characters and using voices that sounded right. It was also refreshing to get a longer book as it seems like many books seem to be going towards the 5 to 6-hour range for some reason. I had to go back many times and pick up where I left off, but this was a pleasure to own.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Red Gold

  • By: Robert D. Kidera
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Shaken by the death of his beloved wife and wrestling with powerful personal demons, Professor Gabriel McKenna leaves New York City for New Mexico to claim an inheritance from mysterious distant relatives. He finds something other than a Land of Enchantment. Unseen enemies threaten his life. Old friends turn up and rally to his side. Together they plunge into a lethal struggle for a 19th century treasure, the fabled Lost Adams gold.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it

  • By Gary H on 12-20-17

I loved it

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

Reviewed: 12-20-17

This book seemed to come out of nowhere for me. I am not normally a reader/listener of this style, but this book was a pleasure for me to hear. I have lived in Colorado and been to New Mexico a few times so I enjoyed the cultural angle immensely. Normal mysteries drive me crazy as I never can see where they are going and the end seems ridiculous. This book avoided the pitfall of totally unrealistic outcomes while still telling a pretty sold story. I enjoyed this book so much that I bought the next book in the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Tesla Gate

  • By: John D. Mimms
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Thomas Pendleton loves his wife, Ann, and six-year-old son, Seth, more than anything, but his job often makes him an absent husband and father. One day, after Thomas leaves on a business trip, his wife and son are killed in a car accident. When a cosmic storm enters Earth's atmosphere, scientists are baffled by its composition and origins, but not nearly as much as they are by the storm's side effect: Anyone who has died and chosen not to cross over is suddenly visible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Tesla Gate

  • By trixie on 12-12-17

Nicely tear-jerking

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

Reviewed: 12-20-17

This book is based on the premise of a gate opening up and the travelers worrying about losing people just as you really get to appreciate them. This is a refreshing sci-fi book with a narrator who appropriately matches his voice to the situation. I look forward to more books by the author and narrator as I love listening to audiobooks when there is a good story and good reader.

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

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Flashback

  • By: Wayne Kyle Spitzer
  • Narrated by: Travis Baldree
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

A funny thing happened to Roger and Savanna Aldiss on the Interstate - they hit a dinosaur. But that's nothing compared to what awaits them down the road. For something is at work to reverse time itself, something which makes the clouds boil, glowing with strange lights, and ancient trees to appear out of nowhere. Something against which Roger, Savanna, a motorcycle gang, and others will make their final stand. Prehistory lives as ferocious dinosaurs run amok! Science-fiction and horror fans (and especially B-movie lovers) will enjoy this gory, action-packed thriller in the tradition of Roger Corman and George Romero. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dinosaurs in the Mist

  • By Spooky Mike on 05-09-18

Fun and just the right length

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

Reviewed: 12-20-17

You have to love a book about dinosaurs and bikers. The other reviews are spot on about the flashback and pace of the book. However, I would also recommend this book because it is fun, exciting, and just the right length. Some books have really great stories but drag on in sections that make the book look like an EKG with excitement and downtime. This book was fun but did not keep going and going just to fill in pages. The narrator has a great voice that adds to the story and seems to fit right into the story like it's 100% natural. This could very well be one of those books that gets a very loyal following.

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

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Tourists of the Apocalypse

  • By: C. F. Waller
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 300
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 289

Dylan Townsend stands on the beach watching commercial jets fall out of the sky like oak leaves twirling in the wind. A wing shears off the one closest to the shore just before it splashes down in the sea. Why was she telling him this outlandish story? What sort of tourist agency would offer people a front row seat to the end of the world? More importantly, why would anyone book such a vacation if there wasn't any way home afterward?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • State of the Art Bang-Bang

  • By Kathy on 04-06-18

I like it!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-20-17

I took several days to decide whether or not to buy this book and I'm glad I bought it. I love the SHTF books a lot but am kind of getting tired of the cookie-cutter stories. This book is refreshing as it obviously isn't trying to be an almanac of survival facts but more of a sci-fi apocalypse type of story. I loved how the book got more exciting as I listened - I highly recommend listening to this one.

Think of this book as a combination time traveler/apocalypse story with an interesting people angle thrown-in.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful