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  • How to Write a Novel

  • Simple Steps to Write Compelling Novels That Keep the Pages Turning
  • By: William Swain
  • Narrated by: Macken Murphy
  • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

This audiobook will guide you through the process of brainstorming, crafting, and developing your own best seller. Discover the secret storytelling code behind all successful novels and use it to outline, write, or revise your own. Plan new novels with plots that will keep readers engaged and turning pages. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read

  • By Ashley Hedden on 03-22-19

More Helpful Than I Anticipated

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

Reviewed: 03-12-19

To be honest, I do not usually listen to these type of books because I'm not really sure whether the author is actually an expert on the subject or if they are just throwing together some facts in order to get a book quickly published. The jury is still out on this one since I cannot find any actual novels written by Mr. Swain. If he has some published novels, it would be good to tell the reader/listener those details so the source can be more trusted.

That being said, I enjoyed this more that I thought I would. I have had a story brewing in my mind for some time, and this did give me a few ideas worth pursuing. I especially appreciated the section on conclusions.

Mr. Murphy did a fine job narrating this.

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

  • The Longest Night

  • Enter Darkness, Book 1
  • By: K. M. Fawkes
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

It started with bright lights; a new medical technology, promising to eradicate all human ills. History of blood clots? Cholesterol clogging up the old ticker? There was a nanobot for that. It wasn’t cheap of course, and everyone knew that new technology had bugs in it. But hey, why not let the rich be the guinea pigs for once? Fast-forward a year, and the one percent began dying en masse. The nanobots had evolved to view aging as a virus and were reacting by shutting down the host. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a wonderful post apocalyptic story

  • By Rebecca Azizov on 01-29-19

Survival could be just like this

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

I really enjoyed this story. It seems like a realistic storyline after an apocalyptic event.

Andrew Wehrlen performed very well....as usual.

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

  • Mouse's Tale

  • An Alpha League Supers Novel
  • By: Kevin Hardman
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

Mouse - the mysterious man with the unassuming moniker (and the mentor of teen super Kid Sensation) - finally has his story told. Brilliant and gifted, Mouse is a mental whiz who fails utterly in his initial attempts to join a superhero team. With his dream ostensibly out of reach, he eventually ends up working at an electronics repair shop, toiling in relative obscurity but seemingly content and at peace with the hand fate has dealt to him. However, a surprise visit from the Alpha League - the world's premier team of superheroes - changes all of that in a heartbeat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Super Secret Origin of Mouse Revealed!!

  • By Ray Johnson on 04-15-18

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

I enjoyed every aspect of this book. Great story and clean narration.This was my introduction to the universe created by Kevin Hardman and it did not disappoint. I look forward to listening to other books in this series.

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

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dragon Chameleon: Rogue's Quest

  • Book 1
  • By: Sarah K. L. Wilson
  • Narrated by: Sean Rhead
  • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

I've been hiding all my life, but now I'm doing it for my country. My partner in crime? A chameleon dragon who takes things way too seriously. They keep telling me that the world hangs in the balance, but I try not to take things like explosions, spies, and illicit magic too seriously. After all, I get to ride a dragon! That is...when she lets me.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This one falls in the good category for me

  • By TU on 02-08-19

Great Story...but not a great narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

Sarah KL Wilson is a very imaginative writer. Her grasp of dragons is quite good. I look forward to seeing how this adventure continues.

Sorry to say though, I really struggled with Sean Rhead's narration. The room he is recording in sounds very echoey and his tone is..well...flat. There are times when a question is being asked and he makes it sound like a statement. At other times, the narration calls for more exciting emotion and storytelling, but he is quite monotonous.

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

  • Faulted

  • By: Jacqueline Druga
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

For the first time since his divorce, CJ will be able to take his son on a vacation. Along with his father, they make it a guys’ trip to the west coast. Little do they know their trip that is intended to be a lifetime of memories would include facing insurmountable odds. The lack of warning leaves everyone in the dark about what has occurred and vulnerable to all that unfolds. It doesn’t stop with the meteors. The disastrous events come one after another, a domino effect of annihilation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good read.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 01-14-19

Not bad...but did not blow me away

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

Overall, I enjoyed this. One thing I like in these type of post-Apocalyptic stories is believability. One or two disasters is fine, but this is just a bit too much for my tastes.
Andrew Wehrlen does another admirable job performing this story.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Columbus Day

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,645
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27,244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,181

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sci Fi I didn't know I wanted

  • By Gary Glenn on 06-27-17

Love That Beer Can!!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

At first I thought this would just be a gritty , sci-fi war story.....then Along Came Skippy the Magnificent! He changed the entire story and makes it among my favorite audiobooks of all time. I'm sure people look at me funny as I laugh out loud due to another banana joke.

RC Bray is a tremendous narrator. Gravelly when needed, but hilarious when neccessary.

Keep it coming. For a monkey you write better than most.

  • Winds of War

  • By: Rhett C. Bruno, Jaime Castle
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

Full-scale rebellion rages in the south, and Sir Torsten Unger must lead the Glass Army to face it. But when a new and unfamiliar king forces Torsten to march alongside one of his fiercest rivals, he must draw on his faith to keep the army from fracturing. Whitney Fierstown continues his tutelage of the blood mage, Sora, who is desperate to get a better handle on her mysterious powers. Their journey brings them to the merchant city of Winde Port, where they seek passage to Yaolin City aboard a ship. It's smooth sailing until they realize an old nemesis is hunting them....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 4.5 Stars

  • By Joe on 12-18-18

You Must Listen

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

This series is incredible. Aethon Books is a new publisher and the Buried Goddess Saga marks an amazing start to their business.
If you are a fan of Fantasy, you must get this story. It is well written and very imaginative.
Luke Daniels is an outstanding narrator!

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • As We Break: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller

  • Against All Odds, Book 2
  • By: Jack Hunt
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

Ten days after a massive cyber attack tears a hole in the nation's infrastructure and brings the country to its knees, Sam, Anna, Mason, and Amanda are preparing for the worst as the town of Breckenridge, Colorado is about to break. Haunted by his past, and determined to keep his daughter safe, Sam is forced to make some tough decisions and risk it all. A cyber attack was the beginning; a second attack is coming.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 12-10-18

Excellent Sequel

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

Jack Hunt has written an excellent sequel. The plot line was riveting and I hope this scenario never comes to fruition.

I do love listening to Kevin Pierce' narration and As We Break is another excellent example of his work.

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

  • Web of Eyes

  • By: Rhett C. Bruno, Jaime Castle
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 533
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 507

When a piece of the crown prince's soul is stolen by a traitorous warlock, disgraced knight Torsten Unger makes it his sworn duty to get it back and save the last hope for the kingdom. But he can't do it alone. Self-proclaimed "World's Greatest Thief" Whitney Fierstown sits in the castle dungeon, destined for the gallows until Torsten offers this choice: rot and die in a dank cell or join him on a dangerous expedition to put his skills to good use and earn his freedom. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book!

  • By Joliet Jill on 11-15-18

This is INCREDIBLE!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

If you are going to get one audiobook this year - Web Of Eyes is the one. This is an amazing story - unique and entertaining characters - Whitney is witty and hilarious. I totally loved the discreet homage paid to other fantasy stories.

Luke Daniels is incredible at performing this story. His character voices are out of this world and the production quality is outstanding.

Why are you still reading this? Go grab a copy of this book - hardcopy or audiobook - and take a sick day to read it. You will not be disappointed.

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

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Mad Mick

  • The Mad Mick Series, Book 1
  • By: Franklin Horton
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447

Conor Maguire nearly lost his daughter Barb when she was three years old, injured by the drunk driver that killed his wife. When the justice system failed him, Conor, the son and grandson of IRA bombers, retaliated against the driver in dramatic and gruesome fashion. For over 25 years, Conor designed and built custom weapons of death and destruction at his compound in the mountains of Virginia. Then a series of devastating terror attacks brought down the United States. Conor and Barb assumed they were safe in their secure compound. Then Barb was kidnapped.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner from the dynamic duo

  • By Elis Law on 11-08-18

What a Story!!

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

Franklin Horton has written a riveting story. Just goes to prove...NEVER mess with a Dad! I'm looking forward to hearing the story continue.

Kevin Pierce delivers another amazing performance.

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful