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  • They Promised Me the Gun Wasn't Loaded

  • By: James Alan Gardner
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Only days have passed since a freak accident granted four college students superhuman powers. Now Jools and her friends (who haven’t even picked out a name for their superhero team yet) get caught up in the hunt for a Mad Genius’ misplaced super-weapon. But when Jools falls in with a modern-day Robin Hood and his band of superpowered Merry Men, she finds it hard to sort out the Good Guys from the Bad Guys - and to figure out which side she truly belongs on. Especially since nobody knows exactly what the Gun does....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • thoroughly enjoyable

  • By Art on 11-30-18

thoroughly enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

I enjoyed this book quite a lot. it was a superhero book but not extreme on the action. it was much heavier on the main character is internal monologue that on any external dialogue.

If I found any faults with it it is a little bit preachy.

The moderator does an excellent job.

  • Overworld Chronicles Box Set: Books 1-3

  • Overworld Chronicles Box Sets
  • By: John Corwin
  • Narrated by: Austin Rising
  • Length: 32 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259

Atlanta is ground zero for a supernatural invasion. Enter Justin Case, a snarky nerd with all the sex appeal and heroic potential of a potato. That is until he comes into his demonic powers and finds out everybody hates demon spawn. This bundle includes the first three titles in the Overworld Chronicles series: Sweet Blood of Mine, Dark Light of Mine, and Fallen Angel of Mine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great read, great deal

  • By Atom on 12-01-18

very young adult

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

A pretty good book.

It is a bit too strangely skewed young adult for me though. They run around with swords and all sorts of deadly weapons and then won't kill.

The main character is a teenage jerk. he constantly changes back-and-forth from too weak to be a credible threat to suddenly competent.

The narrator is very good except for the fact that he needs to learn to pronounce many words.

  • Street Freaks

  • By: Terry Brooks
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 182

"Go into the Red Zone. Go to Street Freaks," his father directs Ashton Collins before the vid feed goes suddenly silent. The Red Zone is the dangerous heart of mega-city Los Angeles; it is a world Ash is forbidden from and one he knows little about. But if he can find Street Freaks, the strangest of aid awaits - human and barely human alike. As Ash is hunted, he must unravel the mystery left behind by his father and discover his role in this new world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not my favorite Terry Brooks book

  • By CFMUSTANG on 01-15-19

unsatisfying

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

for me the book was in grossing enough that I did actually finish it. But it kept breaking immersion. there are too many times where I find myself saying how could anyone possibly think/do that in that situation.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Upgrade: The Complete Human++ Trilogy

  • By: Dima Zales, Anna Zaires
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 24 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Brainocytes transform the human experience, making you smarter, faster, and more powerful. With enemies at every turn, Mike must use his newly enhanced capabilities to save his family, his friends, and ultimately, the world. This bundle contains all three audiobooks of the thrilling Human++ trilogy.  

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Who is this guy…

  • By Art on 09-18-18

Who is this guy…

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

mild spoiler alert, but I only read through about chapter 10 before I couldn't go any further so it can't be much of a spoiler.

What kind of person is concerned about what other people think of him in traffic when he's chasing the vehicle that has kidnapped his mother?

I realize that for the rest of the story to go on she Hass to be kidnapped, but come on. it completely breaks reality for me that there can be anyone this week and this incompetent.

3 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Impossible Wizard

  • Aegis of Merlin Series, Book 1
  • By: James E. Wisher
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 284

With magic, nothing's impossible. Everyone knew it was impossible for men to do magic, until it happened. Conryu Koda is a young man of modest ambition. All he wants is to work on bikes and practice Kung Fu. His modest dreams die on the day of The Testing when it's revealed he has wizard potential. When the Department of Magic announces that a male wizard has been found it draws the attention of the Le Fay Society, a radical group of wizards that view men as little better than animals and Conryu as an abomination.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth a listen but just missed the mark

  • By Ron Phillips on 01-25-18

good story, bad narrator

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

I really enjoyed these books, although I will admit that the first book should really probably be half of the first book. The narrator on the other hand should be replaced.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ex-Purgatory

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,055
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,769
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,768

When he’s awake, George Bailey is just an ordinary man. Five days a week he coaxes his old Hyundai to life, curses the Los Angeles traffic, and clocks in at his job as a handyman at the local college. But when he sleeps, George dreams of something more. George dreams of flying. He dreams of fighting monsters. He dreams of a man made of pure lightning, an armored robot, a giant in an army uniform, a beautiful woman who moves like a ninja.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I've been spoiled!!!

  • By phil humphries on 08-15-17

Hate this kind of story

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

I hate mine control. I hate amnesia stories. overall I actually kind of like the series. But this book not for me.

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,309
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37,312

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Overrated

  • By David on 04-03-13

I could not stop listening

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

Reviewed: 08-09-18

when I first looked at this book I noticed that the ratings were wonderful overall and then I went down to read the reviews.

The first page and a half of reviews were all terrible saying it was a horrible book and I noticed they all only had like 10 to 12 ratings on them whether not they were use reviews. So I went down a little farther and noticed that the next one down had something like 500 positive reviews out of 540. So I decided since someone was gaming the review system I would look at this book and see what inspired such an attempt.

It was and is amazing. I couldn't put it down or stop it. So when I finally finish this book at 4 AM I had a wonderful day afterwards I'm sure you can imagine. It is worth it read it. If you're a fan of John dies by the end by David along or the dark tower by Stephen King you will love this.

1 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Gamer for Life

  • Alpha World, Book 1
  • By: Daniel Schinhofen
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,364
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,367

Seamus is facing life in prison without parole. While doing his time, he's given an option by the Department of Justice and the biggest virtual game maker around, Mindblown Entertainment. If he will help them test long-term immersion, he will get the chance to play the latest game from Mindblown - Alpha World. All he has to do is sign away his legal rights and sign an NDA.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • one foot in LitRPG the other in erotica

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 12-27-17

too much BDSM for me

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

I have actually listened to several of these books.
But I have never managed to get over the creepiness of the MC. Something about him just makes me feel slimy.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Dodge Tank

  • Crystal Shards Online Series, Book 1
  • By: Rick Scott
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,143

Ryan's life sucks. His brother is a jerk, his mom is sick, and his legs are next to useless thanks to a neurological disorder. Plus the world ended two centuries ago from nuclear war. Now the only escape from reality being the massive VR world of Crystal Shards Online. But even in the game, Ryan's life sucks. He works as a miner, earning not nearly enough to afford the operation that will save his mom. When Ryan discovers an item that grants the ability to dodge any attack, however, he has the chance to become one of the game world's most elite and sought after players: a Dodge Tank.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Multiple Classes?! Mostly, but Multiple Classes!!

  • By Sheldon "Tech" on 06-17-18

I like this type of book…

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

but I do not like this book.

It has all the elements that I enjoy. It has a character with an overly powerful skill. It has a Game setting. it even has someone overcoming a disability.
For some reason it falls flat after that for me.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Trapped Mind Project

  • Emerilia, Book 1
  • By: Michael Chatfield
  • Narrated by: Tristan Morris
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,860
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,752
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,753

Austin Zane leaves behind his CEO position with RB Corp to play Dave, a half-dwarf in the virtual reality game Emerilia, trying to escape his life. What Dave doesn't know is that Earth as he knows it is really a virtual reality simulation and Emerilia is a world imbued with futuristic technologies to mimic early MMORPGs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the Top Five LitRPG Stories

  • By Don Gilbert on 03-05-18

well written and enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

One of the better examples of the genre. The characters are well built and likable. The world is well-built and thought out.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful