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  • The Sword of Light: The Complete Trilogy

  • By: Aaron Hodges
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 29 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 906
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 848
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 845

For 500 years, the Gods have united the Three Nations in harmony. Now, that balance has been shattered, and chaos threatens. A town burns, and flames light the night sky. Hunted and alone, 17-year-old Eric flees through the wreckage. The mob grows closer, baying for the blood of their tormentor. Guilt weighs on his soul, but he cannot stop, cannot turn back. If he stops, they die. For two years, he has carried this curse, bringing death and destruction wherever he goes. But now, there is another searching for him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A cutting trilogy

  • By Ray Johnson on 02-13-18

just bad

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

Some people have mentioned that they hate the narrator. While I agree that he isn't that good, those same people obviously are being distracted by it from the story. Which is a simplistic tale told about extremely two dimensional characters filled with plot holes and just completely ridiculous situations. The silly voices that the narrator makes actually sort of fits this book which really is meant for the 2nd to 4rth grade crowd and not adults. Actually it might be ok as a pop up book, but apparently that isn't available.
The only reason this author gets one star from me is that he actually went through the effort to write three books. None of which I will finish. The fact that anyone appreciated this series makes me lose faith in humanity.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Hell Divers III: Deliverance

  • The Hell Divers series, Book 3
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,036
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,692
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,683

Left for dead on the nightmarish surface of the planet, Commander Michael Everhart and his team of Hell Divers barely escape with their lives aboard a new airship called Deliverance. After learning that Xavier "X" Rodriguez may still be alive, they mount a rescue mission for the long-lost hero. In the skies, the Hive is falling apart, but Captain Jordan is more determined than ever to keep humanity in their outdated lifeboat. He will do whatever it takes to keep the ship in the air - even murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another awesome entry in a great series!

  • By Lisa L on 05-15-18

love this series

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

This might or might not be the last in this series, but I hope not. This is the type of book that rewards you for suspending your disbelief. I forgive the unbelievable idea that massive airships can stay aloft for centuries just so that I can soak in this fun and imaginative story.

0 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Ascend Online

  • Ascend Online, Book 1
  • By: Luke Chmilenko
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,752
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,349

Diving into a revolutionary new video game, Marcus and his friends escape a stagnant society, entering into a world that defies their wildest imaginations. But from the moment that he logs in, Marcus finds himself separated from his friends and thrown into a remote village under attack by a horde of goblins. Forced into battle, Marcus rallies the beleaguered villagers and, with their help, manages to drive off the invading creatures. With the village in ruins and their supplies spoiled, the villagers turn to Marcus for help in rebuilding the village.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Luke Daniels and a great LITRPG; enough said

  • By Don Gilbert on 08-07-17

imature and uninteresting

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

actually playing an MMORPG is more interesting. The characters are flat and uninteresting. Could have been written by a 13 year old.

1 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Ascendant's Rite

  • The Moontide Quartet, Book 4
  • By: David Hair
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 29 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,762
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,655
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,647

The last few months of the moontide - when the bridge connecting East and West rises above the sea - has come, and in the West Emperor Constant prepares the final phase of his plan to conquer the East.....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal End to an Amazing Series

  • By livelifelovesnow on 09-12-16

high powered second half .. good listen

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

lost one star for having stereotypical story book love stories, but the action is fun and interesting.

0 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Free the Darkness

  • King's Dark Tidings, Book 1
  • By: Kel Kade
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,162
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,664
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,640

Raised and trained in seclusion at a secret fortress on the edge of the northern wilds of the Kingdom of Ashai, a young warrior called Rezkin is unexpectedly thrust into the outworld when a terrible battle destroys all that he knows. With no understanding of his life’s purpose and armed with masterful weapons mysteriously bestowed upon him by a dead king, Rezkin must travel across Ashai to find the one man who may hold the clues to his very existence.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What the heck people?

  • By Mbot on 03-12-17

socially inept characters two dimensional plot

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

our main character has all of the symptoms of Asperger's syndrome but happens to be the most handsome talented warrior on the planet. His inability to interact with people doesn't seem to be a problem because no one else in the story knows how to do it either. I'd say the characters are one dimensional but only because I don't know if the term half dimensional makes sense. The story is so predictable that it becomes boring. I won't tell you whether or not our completely unbeatable, terrifying, master of all combat skills ever wins in the end, but I'm going to bet you can figure it out after the first chapter.

1 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Iron Gold

  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds, John Curless, Julian Elfer, and others
  • Length: 23 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,855
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,316

Ten years after the events of Morning Star, Darrow and the Rising are battling the remaining Gold loyalist forces and are closer than ever to abolishing the color-coded caste system of Society for good. But new foes will emerge from the shadows to threaten the imperfect victory Darrow and his friends have earned. Pierce Brown expands the size and scope of his impressive Red Rising universe with new characters, enemies, and conflicts among the stars.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Audio needs to be balanced

  • By Anonymous User on 01-21-18

capable voice acting ok story

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

the overblown drama queen dialog is eyerolling but the story comes through. the story progresses quickly without leaving out too much character background, but whenever a main character is about to die it is in some other peril the author drones on and on in dripping over emotional monologue that makes me wish someone would just shoot the guy so we can go on with it.

0 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Swarm

  • Star Force, Book 1
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,785
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,207
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,224

Kyle Riggs is snatched by an alien spacecraft sometime after midnight. The ship is testing everyone it catches and murdering the weak. The good news is that Kyle keeps passing tests and staying alive. The bad news is the aliens who sent this ship are the nicest ones out there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally some ORIGINAL scifi action.

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-25-11

This book is a primer for better things to come

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

Reviewed: 08-27-15

I'm writing this after having listened to the entire series, and I'm going to be honest. I accidentally started with book 3 or so, then came back and listened to the first one. If I had listened to book one before the rest I may not have continued and would have missed out on some of the best listening I've had on Audible.

So let me explain. First off I'd like to say that anyone who loved the "evil dead" series of movies is going to have a great time with these books. They are action packed, campy, sometimes funny and full of great one liners. In this first book it's hard to get past some of the "no one would act that way in that situation" moments, but later in the series it just sort of becomes part of charm. I never got the feeling that the author was trying to push any of his characters as "truly believable". They are not intended that way, and if you need truly down to earth characters you aren't going to get half the humor in this series anyway.

Our hero Kyle Riggs like most of the characters in this story is sort of a cardboard cut out type action figure. That's not to say that he isn't dynamic. Just dynamic in a sort of womanizing alien killing one liner tossing macho man out to singlehandedly save the earth. Forced into a situation between power hungry government leaders who want nothing more than to control all of the alien tech for their own purposes and evil alien robots set to decimate all sentient biotic species in the universe. Kyle throws himself head first into the fray without looking back. With very few real friends and way to many enemies he has his hands full right to the end of the series.

So about this book in particular. Read it and you'll understand how it all started. Read the rest if you want to go on a very action packed and sometimes hilariously funny ride all the way through.

0 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Shattered Worlds

  • Koban, Volume 4
  • By: Stephen W Bennett
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 31 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,389
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,258

The Kobani continue their offensives against the Krall, attacking production worlds, and destroy or steal ships from the Krall fleet, which the enemy needs to resupply their invasions. The Kobani create a multispecies settlement on Haven, a gentler habitable world near deadly Koban. They gain the trust and technological assistance of freed former Krall slave species, the Torki, Prada, and resurrected Raspani. Their ranks and Mind Tap learned skills are increased by spec ops recruits from Human Space.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Devil Wears Prada... But He Eats Raspani

  • By Amazonymous subPrime on 05-31-15

can't do it any more.

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

Reviewed: 08-10-15

I've listened to the other ones. At first I was drawn in by the whole concept of finding that one unseen way to defeat the enemy and become great.. but the whole series has turned out to be like a manual. Do this, then do that.. win! yay!... ok, whatever..

1 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Extinction Edge

  • Extinction Cycle, Book 2
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,170

The dust from Dr. Kate Lovato's bioweapon has settled. Projections put death counts in the billions. Her weapon was supposed to be the endgame, but it turned a small percentage of those infected with the Hemorrhage Virus into something even worse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More please!

  • By The Bookie Monster on 04-18-15

bet better than average zombie book

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

Reviewed: 08-10-15

The narrator isn't that good at picking out the vibe in the scene. He just sort of fakes it all. At the same time the book would push through if it was a really good book. All in all I'd say the book is fairly decent. Not top of the line but good. The narration was capable but kind of detracted from the story with it's bit of overacting. However, it's not like there is a never ending line of good narrator/voice actors out there. So If you like zombie books you'll like this.

1 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,997
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,996
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27,949

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun premise, great performance, weak story

  • By J. Klinghoffer on 08-06-15

good.

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

Reviewed: 08-10-15

I don't know why I need to write a review for this author. He's as good as it gets. He'll drag you along with his people giving you just enough information to keep you wanting to know what is going to happen next. Then throw a bar into the gears and leave you in suspense of it all. If Peter Clines writes a bad book, I'll do a more thorough review, but he hasn't. Oh, and audible has been smart enough to put a capable narrator in charge of the voices.

0 of 8 people found this review helpful