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  • Somnia Online, Book 1
  • By: K. T. Hanna
  • Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362

Wren, a seasoned healer, is dismayed when Somnia Online automatically assigns her character, Murmur, to the Enchanter class. Determined to overcome the unexpected setback, she assembles her guild, intent on the coveted number-one spot. Twelve keys stand between her and victory, but finding them is only part of the puzzle. Armed with telepathic abilities, Murmur rises to the challenge. However, old rivals have followed her to Somnia Online desperate for revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great LitRPG

  • By eris on 10-04-18

One of the best Lit-RPG I've heard in some time!

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

Simply put Somnia Online was a cut above most of the new litrpgs coming out recently. It had a similar structure to Awaken Online, in that it jumped from current day to times of the development of the game as the story goes on, but with some added mystery and a last hidden twist tying many pieces that seemed not to quite fit together. The game mechanics are solid enough and focus on the team mechanics. Luckily the wasn't much Guild politics, aside from the other guild's vendetta from past games. Up till the end, I truly believed she was getting psychic powers in real life and that was the cause of her world kind of blending when she logged off, but the tip in the last time had me thinking of something closer to the real situation. The production and narration was excellent and added immersion and emotion to the story. I can't wait for the next book in the series!
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Genius

  • Volume 1
  • By: H. Peter Alesso
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Groberg
  • Length: 6 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

After his troubled past, Andrew Lawrence hoped for a fresh start at MIT where he met bright and attractive Emma Franklin. But before they could begin, their world turned into a lie. Everything was torn away from them and they were embroiled in an international fraud investigation involving quantum computer hacking and murder. Dodging the FBI while hiding from cyber-terrorists, they were forced into the underworld of the dark net, anonymous encryption, and AI finance.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful Narrator makes this a good read

  • By cosmitron on 08-22-18

Hi-tech Fast-paced Thriller

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

I liked that the book had lots of, let’s call it sciency stuff, quantum computers, highly interactive computer systems, hacking, the dark net, physics theories etc. Andrew, the mc, is a genius having started college at a young age, but we don’t get to see much of his genius because of all the work the “evil professor and his cronies” through at him. That pissed me of a lot at the beginning, treating him like s&#t, but he comes out on top in the end. Sometimes the plot get a little confusing and events just happen out of the blue. The narration was great over the board, really giving the story a greater impact and life to the characters.
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  • Dark Passenger

  • By: Donald Allen Kirch
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

On board the RMS Titanic, Professor Dennis Parker believes he's taking with him to New York the archaeological discovery of a lifetime. As the voyage progresses, passengers and crew become the victims of several grisly murders - not seen since the infamous Jack the Ripper. All clues point to the impossible: The murderer is a 3,000-year-old mummy named Ka-Re. Amid all the death and chaos, Parker is ultimately forced to choose between preserving his lifelong discovery and saving himself. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • God Himself could not sink this ship

  • By Spooky Mike on 09-13-18

Never mind the cover, it's a great story

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

The cover nearly put me off from the audiobook, but thank god I went through with it in the end. It's absolutely amazing and has little of everything. I have particularly love everything that has the Titanic and the paranormal ever since playing 9 hours, 9 persons, 9 doors. There's all the historic facts, not that I verified them but still, about the Titanic, many different points of view (including the mummy's, Ka-Re), some good-old detective work (though sadly not concluded), and tons of action and horror. It was extremely entertaining and gripping, I found myself listening through the night because I couldn't put it down.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Super SF Double Feature

  • Lost Horizons Travel Agency and Suckers
  • By: Kevin Candela
  • Narrated by: Gary Bennett
  • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Styled like a classic drive-in double feature, this pair of tales strives to evoke that beloved era and its associated feelgood emotions while still thrilling and frightening those willing to take the rides. Both stories are family-style entertainment with little foul language and virtually no "adult situations" - in other words, sheer all-ages fun. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A B Movie Madness Science Fiction Double Feature

  • By Ray Johnson on 08-05-18

No-one can resist a Double Feature!

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

To start with, both stories were great. Lost Horizons Travel Agency had a very nice twist at the end, it had a similar feel to some of Phillip K. Dick's short stories. Then Suckers, indeed the darker of the two. A hurricane, an unlikely group of people and monster hungering for human flesh, what else can you ask for. The MC had some mayor character development for the best too. What made this extra great for me was the intermission by Kevin Candela, it made the whole experience somehow interactive and gave a refreshing pause between stories. Gary Bennett did an awesome job performing and made the stories really standout..
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  • The People's Necromancer

  • The Age of Magic, Book 1
  • By: Rex Jameson
  • Narrated by: Adam Gold
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

The golden age of man is coming to a close and enemies surround the civilized world. Lulled into a false sense of security by isolation and pervasive peace, human lords hatch petty schemes to weaken their rivals and gain favor with the throne. Meanwhile, an ancient darkness stirs beneath the Great Northern Mountains and the orcish hordes grow restless just beyond the Southern Peaks. Out of the chaos at the end of the Tranquility Era, a new breed of hero arrives to forge an age of sorcery and mayhem. And into this chaos comes the Necromancer!  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sets the scene

  • By Claire on 09-02-18

A light and fast paced epic dark fantasy

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

It's a story of friendship from the start. How after he unknowingly brought his friend back and they stick together and protect each other. There were never any specifics about his necromancy powers, he just has them and can raise the dead by mostly willing it ( I had wanted the layline stones to matter, but they didn't.) I would have preffered the magic to have more specifics, but it's still good. Nearing the end of the book we get a more comprehensive world view, the world building having grown to make a land rich in history. That said there are still many mysteries left and plots to expand on in future sequels.
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  • Anthem

  • By: Ayn Rand
  • Narrated by: Jimmy Kieffer
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Anthem is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand, written in 1937 and first published in 1938 in the United Kingdom. The story takes place at an unspecified future date when mankind has entered another Dark Age. Technological advancement is now carefully planned and the concept of individuality has been eliminated. A young man known as Equality 7-2521 rebels by doing secret scientific research. When his activity is discovered, he flees into the wilderness with the girl he loves. Together they plan to establish a new society based on rediscovered individualism.   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A quick and thought provoking experience

  • By cosmitron on 08-08-18

A Dystopian Classic

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

The Anthem was a powerfull short story. At the beggining I was very angry at the system and how they abitrarially decided everything and how they allowed no personal identity. Yet in the end it all endded when for our mcs and they lived happily and would eventually become the foundation of change for the people to recover themselves.
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  • Tripping the Night Fantastic

  • By: Andrew Chapman
  • Narrated by: Alan R. Gron
  • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Charlie Deavon is a British author who meets a fan (the sexually troublesome Amelia Heart) in a pub. The following morning she is found dead. The main suspect in the case is Simon, Charlie's agent. Having avoided the police, Charlie, Simon, and the local bartender try to solve the case together. The three men, what with the stress of it all, turn to a new drug called Merlin, which allows them to control and share hallucinations. From then on, they trip and hallucinate their way through to the story's conclusion. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Fun Trip

  • By Laura on 10-26-18

Unendingly Hilarious!

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

The book was great. I just couldn't stop laughing, chuckling and chortling at all the antics of Charlie, Keep and Simon. All the collective hallucinations, the telepathy, the "Keep, your fu/$ing with me, right?" was particularly good. The merlin even seemed to become permanent at some point. It was just all awesome. Alan R. Gron did an amazing job with all the characters and made everything even more entertaining.
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  • Charm City

  • The Demon Whisperer, Book 1
  • By: Ash Krafton
  • Narrated by: Roy McCrerey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

The darkness is rising, and one man stands against it: the exorcist mage Simon Alliant. But in Baltimore, he finally meets his match...a part-mortal divinity with the power to whisper away demons.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Urban fantasy that delivers and promises more!

  • By Raul on 09-05-18

Urban fantasy that delivers and promises more!

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

Definitely one of the best urban fantasies I've listened to recently. Usually they are somewhat short, which this is also, and there's not much world or character building. This was not the case here, the world is very clear and there is genuine character development. Both main characters are likable and the magic system is intriguing, with the use of magic charms and innate magic. The production is also great, with distinct voices that bring the characters to life. Can't wait for the next book!
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Sorcerer's Quest

  • The Sorcerer's Saga, Book 1
  • By: Rain Oxford
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 305

It's not easy being the youngest of seven sons in a family of notorious sorcerers, especially for Ayden Dracre. In a world where sorcerers only practice dark magic and wizards only practice light magic, Ayden has a problem; he is very bad at being bad. Try as he might, all of his spells to cause mayhem go awry. When he finds out that his family has had enough of his mistakes, he decides to take destiny into his own hands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Humorous quest adventure

  • By Karen R. on 05-07-16

Humorous Story of Being True to Who You Are

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

I've got to admit I'm fast becoming a fan of the humorous/parody fantasy and its various sub.genres. This was a great listen to relax and have a couple laughs, the plot not being that serious nor complex, yet always entertaining. Ayden desperately fights to be evil, yet his goodness shines through. The series has potential, waiting for the next installment.
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Awakened by Grace

  • Divine Fate Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Alicia Rades
  • Narrated by: Natalie Naudus
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

After a victory that came at too high of a cost, Ryn's sacrifices have paid off. Ryn has awakened Grace, the Davina who's prophesied to save them all, but she's not what Ryn expected. From the start, Ryn knows Grace is keeping secrets. But it's worse than she originally feared, for Grace is hiding something that could mean the end of the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect Series Ending

  • By Michelle Titherington VanDaley on 07-31-18

And the story comes to an end

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

It was a good conclusion to the trilogy. That being said, Grace was a bi/%# most of the book and most divina were just brainwashed by her. It has some similarity with the end of the first trilogy of the Mortal Instruments, in that old enemies unite to fight for their survival and become allies. The new powers appeared to be deus ex maquina at first, but were latter better explained and seem acceptable enough. In the end all's well that ends well. I appreciate the clear cut good ending with no cliffhanger.
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