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  • Super Powereds Spinoff, Book 1
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 19 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,949
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,699
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,696

Titan was one of the nation's most loved and respected Heroes, until an infidelity scandal tore his image and family apart. After decades spent out of the limelight, Owen Daniels has decided to take up the mantle of Titan once again to try and make amends for his years away. Unfortunately, the Titan Scandal is still common knowledge, and no Hero team wants such a polarizing figure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, loved it!

  • By Leslie on 08-22-16

Strong addition to series

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

Reviewed: 07-13-18

Excellent performance by one reader!
This story follows a hero, not an HCP student, and is interesting in its own right. Main character is very self-actualized. Drew Hayes continues to improve as an author. Looking forward to more in this world.

  • Super Powereds: Year 3

  • Super Powereds, Book 3
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 41 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,060
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,667
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,653

Junior year has come for the remaining students of Melbrook Hall, and it promises to be the most difficult one yet. With one of their own gone and another under serious investigation, none of the former Powereds know how many days remain for them in the Hero Certification Program. The time they do have will be filled with more trials and classes, honing their skills as they work toward the increasingly difficult goal of becoming Heroes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Drew Hayes Has Created An Absolute Masterpiece!

  • By matt on 08-30-16

excellent narrator, solid char growth

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

narrator's performance continues to shine and overall solid growth from the characters. I'm looking forward to book 4 coming in July.

  • Forging Hephaestus

  • Villains' Code Series, Book 1
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 26 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,924
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,671

Gifted with meta-human powers, Tori Rivas kept away from the limelight, preferring to work as a thief in the shadows. But when she's captured trying to rob a vault that belongs to a secret guild of villains, she's offered a hard choice: prove she has what it takes to join them or be eliminated. Apprenticed to one of the world's most powerful (and supposedly dead) villains, she is thrust into a strange world where the lines that divide superheroes and criminals are more complex than they seem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Nice Surprise with some Really Fun Characters

  • By Small Mountain on 09-29-17

great performance, continued excellence from Hayes

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

Reviewed: 04-01-18

Drew Hayes continues to surprise me with his takes on our favorite genres. Characters are strong and interesting. I enjoyed reading about villains building a community.

  • Split the Party

  • Spells, Swords, & Stealth Series #2
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,224
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,977
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,973

Fleeing from a vengeful king has sent the former NPCs across Solium's borders, into the kingdom of Alcatham. As wanted fugitives, they head to the small farming village of Briarwillow, hoping to blend in, lay low, and avoid trouble at all costs. Unfortunately, Briarwillow has problems all its own, and its troubles quickly become theirs. If they hope to survive long enough to escape, they'll have to tackle an all-but-forgotten mystery buried at the town's border as well as seek the wisdom of a mysterious group of mages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great follow up!

  • By M. D. Baines on 05-13-16

fun continuation of the first

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

Reviewed: 01-14-18

it starts slow but stick with it. The author continues to offer surprises and fun character growth.

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  • Bloody Acquisitions

  • Fred, the Vampire Accountant, Book 3
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,061
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,929
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,921

With a thriving parahuman accounting practice, a steady relationship, and a circle of trusted friends, Fred's undead life has become more enjoyable than his normal one ever was. Unfortunately it also seems that he's no longer the only vampire to appreciate the up-and-coming city of Winslow, Colorado. A new clan of vampires is moving in, and they aren't well known for tolerating outsiders in their territory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • God I Love This Series

  • By Mario on 09-09-16

great book and performance

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

Reviewed: 05-12-17

I didn't really think Fred's story could get better after the first two books, but... it does! Performance is top notch and thoroughly enjoyable.

  • The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant

  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,057
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,662
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,664

Timid, socially awkward, and plagued by self-esteem issues, Fred has never been the adventurous sort. One fateful night - different from the night he died, which was more inconvenient than fateful - Fred reconnects with an old friend at his high school reunion. This rekindled relationship sets off a chain of events thrusting him right into the chaos of the parahuman world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Stories are great, not crazy about the format

  • By Sugarpucker on 08-10-15

Great fun, a little too episodic and way too short

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

Reviewed: 04-28-17

I really enjoyed these utterly uninteresting tales of Fred, the vampire accountant. This is basically a collection of short stories that happen sequentially to a single group of characters. I was a little annoyed by that at first, for as each new short story begins, the narration re-introduces the characters and the premise, basically retelling you all of the things that you just learned by listening to the previous story. Also, I think that Fred's apartment mysteriously goes from being windowless in the first story to having windows in later stories (a nitpick that I'm sure Fred would appreciate). Other than those two minor complaints, I had a great time listening to these stories and have happily purchased books 2 and 3 in the series.

  • Anathem

  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, Tavia Gilbert, William Dufris, and others
  • Length: 32 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,968
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,718
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,726

In celebration of the week-long, once-in-a-decade rite of Apert, the fras and suurs prepare to venture outside the concent's gates - opening them wide at the same time to welcome the curious "extras" in. During his first Apert as a fra, Erasmus eagerly anticipates reconnecting with the landmarks and family he hasn't seen since he was "collected". But before the week is out, both the existence he abandoned and the one he embraced will stand poised on the perilous brink of cataclysmic change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • well imagined, absorbing

  • By Josh on 11-10-08

Great read, great performance

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

Reviewed: 02-14-17

This is now my favorite Stephenson novel! Oliver Wyman gives it an incredible, nuanced performance. It has great characters, interesting sci-fi speculation, and a well executed ending. The book was a little hard to start, as there are many strange names and words, but it picks up and really gets going.

  • Oryx and Crake

  • By: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,590
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,377
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,409

As the story opens, Snowman is sleeping in a tree, mourning the loss of his beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death. How did everything fall apart so quickly? Why is he left with nothing but his haunting memories? Alone except for the green-eyed Children of Crake, he explores the answers to these questions in the double journey he takes - into his own past, and back to Crake's high-tech bubble-dome, where the Paradice Project unfolded and the world came to grief.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Scary Stuff

  • By Doug on 07-21-03

great book, difficult subject matter

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

Reviewed: 08-03-16

Very well written book. The reveal at the end surprised me, but looking back, all the clues and foreshadowing were right there. The story deals with the sexual abuse of children, so is certainly not for everyone.

  • Two Serpents Rise

  • The Craft Sequence, Book 2
  • By: Max Gladstone
  • Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 148

Shadow demons plague the city reservoir, and Red King Consolidated has sent in Caleb Altemoc - casual gambler and professional risk manager - to cleanse the water for the sixteen million people of Dresediel Lex. At the scene of the crime, Caleb finds an alluring and clever cliff runner, crazy Mal, who easily outpaces him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rich setting & excellent characters!

  • By DabOfDarkness on 01-01-16

Another Great Craft Sequence Book

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

Reviewed: 02-06-16

I loved the "first" Craft Sequence book, but this was even better. Mr. Gladstone has created a really fascinating world where the relationship between magic and faith is extremely important... and volatile. This book uses that conflict to explore themes of duty and terrorism, presenting layered characters who are each trying to do what they think is right and best for the city that they love.

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  • Three Parts Dead

  • By: Max Gladstone
  • Narrated by: Claudia Alick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 387
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 354

A god has died, and it’s up to Tara, a first-year associate in the international necromantic firm of Kelethras, Albrecht, and Ao, to bring him back to life before his city falls apart. Her client is Kos, recently deceased fire god of the city of Alt Coulumb. Without him, the metropolis’ steam generators will shut down, its trains will cease running, and its four million citizens will riot. Tara’s job: resurrect Kos before chaos sets in.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, but the narrator was off

  • By John on 07-27-14

Amazingly Creative Fantasy

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

Reviewed: 02-06-16

I never thought that I'd enjoy a court-room drama, but this is an amazing book. The world that Mr. Gladstone creates is vivid and believable, while still being fascinating and mysterious. I enjoyed the characters thoroughly and am looking forward to the rest of the series.

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