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  • Knights Magi

  • The Spellmonger Series, Book 4
  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,595
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,212

When the Magelord Minalan, the Spellmonger's two apprentices, Tyndal and Rondal, were knighted after the battle of Timberwatch, they were dubbed Knights Magi: a new class of nobility for distinguished High Magi. Designed to combine the pursuit of arcane knowledge with the noble aspirations of chivalry, it elevated them above common warmage...in theory. The problem was they had no idea how to be a Knight Mage...because no one had ever been one before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I find the reviews misleading

  • By Devin Anderson on 09-01-18

Very entertaining

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

A wonderfully refreshing viewpoint within the series. Its well worth listening to.

  • Children of Time

  • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,082
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,987
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,963

Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Premise Within an Excellent Story

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 07-30-17

Good listen

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

Reviewed: 07-23-17

Well thought out and well written with amazing characters who the reader can love over eons of time.

  • The Border

  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 654
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 603
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 609

It is not just the living ships of the monstrous Gorgons or the motion-blurred shock troops of the armored Cyphers that endanger the holdouts in the human bastion of Panther Ridge. The world itself has turned against the handful of survivors, as one by one they succumb to despair and suicide or, even worse, are transformed by otherworldly pollution into hideous Gray Men, cannibalistic mutants driven by insatiable hunger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally a Great Book that is NOT A TRILOGY!!

  • By Curt Funk on 08-12-15

Wow! I REALLY enjoyed this book!

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

Reviewed: 11-27-15

What did you love best about The Border?

If I told you this book had aliens, zombies and psychic powers all rolled into an end-of-world theme, you'd probably run screaming from this book. I almost did. But this author actually made all this WORK! Not just work - but its a great story!

Who was your favorite character and why?

All the characters were VERY well developed and its hard to pick a favorite. Ethan, the main character is the obvious choice. But event he more minor characters - JD, Hannah, Nicki - are all great. The author didn't make the mistake of making the good guys perfect. They are flawed and human.

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

Fred Berman is one of my absolute favorite narrators!

Any additional comments?

Kudos to Fred Berman, Kudos to Robert McCammon. You made this a GREAT listen!

  • The Only Ones

  • By: Carola Dibbell
  • Narrated by: Sasha Dunbrooke
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

Inez wanders a post-pandemic world, strangely immune to disease, making her living by volunteering as a test subject. She is hired to provide genetic material to a grief-stricken, affluent mother, who lost all four of her daughters within four short weeks. This experimental genetic work is policed by a hazy network of governmental ethics committees, and threatened by the Knights of Life, religious zealots who raze the rural farms where much of this experimentation is done.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • post-pandemic visceral "what it means to be human"

  • By withherownwings on 08-17-15

Entertaining and unique!

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

Reviewed: 08-02-15

What did you love best about The Only Ones?

The voice for this story was amazing. It pulled you in, kept you there, and made you a believer! Great job by the author. Amazing voice performance.

What did you like best about this story?

The main character has so much depth and realism.

What does Sasha Dunbrooke bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Sasha Dunbrooke MADE this book. She was the perfect voice of the main character.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Still Alive.

Any additional comments?

This book is an experience you will enjoy, and remember.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The First

  • By: Lisa M. Green
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Siedt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Rinni and her brother have raised by their grandmother ever since the violent death of their parents at the hands of the Shadows, creatures who lurk beyond the walls and kill anyone who attempts to leave. But the biggest threat lies within their own village. Everyone and everything is dying, slowly and without hope of salvation. When a series of disturbing events leads her to question the intentions of their leaders, Rinni discovers just how far some will go to cover up the truth. The history of their beginnings is starting to unravel, the threads hopelessly bound up with the fate of those who left the village long ago.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story with a surprising twist

  • By Kindle Customer on 04-10-18

It's soooo bad.

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

Reviewed: 07-31-15

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I will never read anything from this "author" ever, ever, ever again. That should help.

What was most disappointing about Lisa M. Green’s story?

It s so incredibly poorly written. It was so utterly, horrendous bad that I am speechless.

What three words best describe Elizabeth Siedt’s voice?

Pure. Expressive. Pleasant.

What character would you cut from The First?

I can't decide.

Any additional comments?

Just no.

  • Hidden Wings

  • By: Cameo Renae
  • Narrated by: Susannah Jones
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 667
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 610
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 613

Seventeen is a life changing age for Emma Wise. As her family's sole survivor in a car crash, she is left with a broken arm, and a few scrapes and bruises. But these are only outward marks; inside, her heart is broken and the pieces scattered. Whisked away to Alaska, to an aunt she's never met, Emma starts over. Secrets unveil themselves and now... she doesn't even know who or what she is.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 1st book is a slow story line

  • By Debbie S. on 06-04-15

Twilight - only with Angels instead of vampires

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

Reviewed: 04-11-15

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Mostly boredom.

Any additional comments?

The first hour and half was spent listening to the main character cry and be horny. Her parents had just died, so the horribly written sorrow was at least realistic. The next 5 listening hours were a series of the main character breaking into tears for OTHER reasons, and being horny.

50 of 53 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,686
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,694

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FLEETWOOD MAC

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 09-04-15

Completely unique!

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

Reviewed: 04-02-15

Would you listen to The Girl with All the Gifts again? Why?

Yes - I'd love to re-read it now that I know the ending to see the connections as they happen,

What other book might you compare The Girl with All the Gifts to and why?

That's difficult. The thing I like best about this book is that its unlike anything I've read before.

What about Finty Williams’s performance did you like?

Excellent narration! The performer took her time, and matched the tone of the book so very well. It was a joy to listen to.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It was shocking. I couldn't stop thinking about it.

Any additional comments?

If I'd known when I brought it that it was about zombies, I wouldn't have looked at it twice. I'm so glad I didn't pass by this one. It was a worthy read and one that I'll continue to mull over for a very long time.

  • Sub-Human

  • Post-Human Series, Book 1
  • By: David Simpson
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 290
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 265

Before he was Old-timer, he was Craig Emilson, a young doctor, sucked into military service at the outbreak of World War III. Enlisting to become a Special Forces suborbital paratrooper, Craig is selected to take part in the most important mission in American military history - a sortie into enemy territory to eliminate the world's first strong Artificial Intelligence. The mission is only the beginning of Craig's story, and for the story of humanity as well, as they accelerate towards a world that is post-human.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Roll Of The Dice, A Shot In The Dark!

  • By Michael on 12-01-13

Acceptable

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

Reviewed: 10-25-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The plot was good. The story engaging. It wasn't the most amazing book of all time but it was entertaining.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

The time hops were oddly developed. Either more detail and weight needed to be given to it, or just skip it entirely. It felt like the author was just trying to fill pages.

Which character – as performed by Ray Chase – was your favorite?

The character of the AI was actually very well performed. The performance of this character was my favorite.

Do you think Sub-Human needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

The second book in the series - Post Human - was utterly awful. It was not related to this book in any way, and was completely unneeded.

Any additional comments?

This is a nice piece of brain candy. There is no deep thinking required, but its entertaining all the same.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Post-Human

  • Post-Human Series, Book 2
  • By: David Simpson
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 139

The future should have been perfect. Microscopic robots known as nans could repair any damage to your body, keep you young by resetting your cellular clocks, and allow you to download upgrades like intelligence, muscle strength, and eyesight. You were supposed to be able to have anything you wanted with a simple thought, to be able to fly without the aid of a machine, to be able to live forever. But when a small group of five terraformers working on Venus return to Earth, they discover that every other human in the solar system has been gruesomely murdered.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Blame It On Christmas!

  • By Michael on 12-14-13

Unimaginative

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

Reviewed: 10-25-14

What disappointed you about Post-Human?

The story line was unoriginal. The relationships were wooden at best - with little to no character development.

What could David Simpson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The performance of the book was well done. Kudos given the material.

What character would you cut from Post-Human?

The empath who Old Timer inexplicably fell in love with after knowing her for 10 minutes.

Any additional comments?

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