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Adedayo Makinde

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  • Hero Forged

  • Ethereal Earth, Book 1
  • By: Josh Erikson
  • Narrated by: Josh Erikson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,346

Gabriel Delling might call himself a professional con artist, but when walking superstitions start trying to bite his face off, his charm is shockingly unhelpful. It turns out living nightmares almost never appreciate a good joke. Together with a succubus who insists on constantly saving his life, Gabe desperately tries to survive a new reality that suddenly features demons, legends, and a giant locust named Dale - all of whom pretty much hate his guts. And when an ancient horror comes hunting for a spirit locked in his head, Gabe finds himself faced with the excruciating choice between death...or becoming some kind of freaking hero.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly Good

  • By Steelgator on 07-21-18

Great start to series

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

This was a very well written book. The progression was great and the book excerpt at the beginning of each chapter were awesome and I started playing a game where I'd try to guess the chapter it was from. Now he's a noob in magic but I sincerely hope he doesn't fall into the pit of mediocrity for the whole series. He's been shown to be intelligent please please don't end up like those characters that never ever get a hold on shit and just keep getting lucky. This has potential and he needs to be able to kick ass. Make Phillip kneel like he did earlier. Also please don't tease with the relationship, either close the deal or make them obviously not into each other.. The whole sexual tension thing is played out

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Empire of Ashes

  • The Draconis Memoria, Book 3
  • By: Anthony Ryan
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 23 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 587
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 562
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 556

For hundreds of years, the Ironship Trading Syndicate was fueled by drake blood - and protected by the Blood-blessed, those few who could drink it and wield fearsome powers. But now the very thing that sustained the corporate world threatens to destroy it. A drake of unimaginable power has risen, and it commands an army of both beasts and men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good work!

  • By Grant on 09-02-18

Awesome Development but still..............

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I really enjoyed getting more information and the various developments of the characters. It was still as frustrating as ever with the cutting of perspectives from one character to the next but I must say it was really riding the edge of being tolerable or annoying...I think Mr. Ryan has no problem whatsoever writing the beginning and middle of a book but the endings usually leave something to be desired. I am not sure if this was a trilogy but I really really hope it isnt because simply was "for lack of better words" a shit ending..please don't be a trilogy!!

  • New Contract

  • Perimeter Defense Series, Book 3
  • By: Michael Atamanov
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 481
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448

The enemy's at the gate, the situation getting worse by the second, and Ruslan's employer hasn't done a good job (to put it mildly) of securing his successes. Now the star system Unatari is under threat from the Aliens. It's high time Ruslan came back in order to rescue everything he holds dear from imminent destruction and save Perimeter Defense - the game that has become his life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the credit

  • By Jake on 12-17-16

Good installment

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

I don't like the easy forgiveness. Also things seems things were less 'smart' than the previous books. It was all the super luck and stuff. Hope for better story next book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72,137
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67,706
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67,570

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the Publisher's Summary! This is Amazing!

  • By PW on 04-12-17

Very well done Sci-Fi

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

Reviewed: 02-16-17

Would you consider the audio edition of We Are Legion (We Are Bob) to be better than the print version?

yes..but Im biased towards good audible versions that match my imagination

Who was your favorite character and why?

Bobs...they are cool..I'm also jealous

Which scene was your favorite?

The waking up from cryo

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

I thought hmmm I wish that would happen to me...but with all my family...heheh I know I am displaying the normal human greed here

Any additional comments?

I will be emailing the author because there are some glaring lines of thoughts that were missed which is totally unbecoming of a geek.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Awaken Online: Catharsis

  • By: Travis Bagwell
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 16 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,459
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,050
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,033

Jason logs into Awaken Online fed-up with reality. He's in desperate need of an escape, and this game is his ticket to finally feeling the type of power and freedom that are so sorely lacking in his real life. Awaken Online is a brand new virtual reality game that just hit the market, promising an unprecedented level of immersion. Yet Jason quickly finds himself pushed down a path he didn't expect. In this game, he isn't the hero. There are no damsels to save. There are no bad guys to vanquish.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This is more of a YA novel than reviews indicate

  • By John on 11-11-16

New standard for LitRPG

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

Reviewed: 01-23-17

This was beautifully done. I have read a lot of books from this genre and I have to give this author major props on writing this in a very gamer like fashion. Many authors forget this most obvious application of in game magic and try to be all cryptic and mysterious and mostly just fail and are majorly annoying. This guy just makes you think he didn't think about it and then bam. (Jerk). No need to list all the stats as well just the changes will do. It took me so long to pick it up and it's worth it. The MC the magic the game technology is all very well done and everything makes sense. Just read it and you won't regret.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Remanence

  • Confluence, Book 2
  • By: Jennifer Foehner Wells
  • Narrated by: Susanna Burney, Mark Linden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 633
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 590

Defying NASA, Jane Holloway, the linguist of the Providence expedition, commandeers the alien ship that crew explored. She sets off to return that ship's navigator to his home world, determined to discover who was behind the genocide that destroyed his original crew. But when she gets there, she finds his world devastated by the same plague. The remaining members of his race, uniquely gifted at navigating the stars, are stranded across the galaxy. And someone doesn't want those lost navigators found.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Almost better than the first, but....

  • By Pastor J on 08-16-16

I don't know

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

Reviewed: 12-18-16

The story builds upon the excellent foundation of the first book. The exploration of the characters and their motivations was well done. The journey to the source of the plague was brilliantly done. The main character is so weak... She tries to accommodate everyone even clearly bad people to the possible detriment to everyone. Then she feels bad again and again. My goodness I hate weak characters that don't grow. She stands up for the weirdest things and backs away from the potentially most important parts. I'll try the next book but if she's still as weak I'll drop the series. Saddens me though.

  • Good Intentions

  • By: Elliott Kay
  • Narrated by: Tess Irondale
  • Length: 22 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,084
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,086

He knew it was a dumb stunt from the start. A midnight run through a cemetery to impress a couple of girls is hardly the stuff of legend, but Alex Carlisle longs to escape the crushing mediocrity of life after high school. Then he stumbles upon the ritual, and the cultists, and two bound and bloodied women. Alex intervenes and the ritual blows up in his face, leaving him bound to them both: Rachel and Lorelei, an angel and a succubus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done with a side of porn?

  • By Sean O'Meara on 09-15-15

This is the definition of not safe for work

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

Reviewed: 10-04-15

Would you listen to Good Intentions again? Why?

I would listen to it right before engaging in R-rated activities. This book is madly erotic, I mean there is barely enough story to hold the sex scenes apart.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Good Intentions?

I don't know if I can actually pick just the one, but if you twisted my arm I would pick the beginning where he met the angel and demon..**Spoiler ahead**and all the previous life flashbacks, those were great.

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

I honestly don't know how she read the book without panting like, she was getting some action herself. The voices were unique and not overdone. I would definitely look for more stuff that she's read.

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

Yeah I did have an extreme reaction, it's called almost not being able properly access the car's pedals while driving. That is the most uncomfortable arousal I've ever had in my life

Any additional comments?

I don't see how this isn't labelled as urban fantasy erotica

36 of 36 people found this review helpful

  • The Never Hero

  • The Chronicles of Jonathan Tibbs, Book 1
  • By: T. Ellery Hodges
  • Narrated by: Steven Barnett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,586
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,269

Reclusive college student Jonathan Tibbs wakes in a pool of blood, not a scratch on him. His life is about to undergo a massive shift. A violent and merciless otherworldly enemy unleashes slaughter in the streets, calling out in a language only he understands. And it is seeking its challenger. In order to defeat the threat, Jonathan must become a temporal weapon...while remaining completely anonymous. Unfortunately, harnessing off-world powers has its own special challenges...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wait for it... wait for it.... Bam!

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-21-17

Very nice

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

Reviewed: 09-17-15

I love this book. The author walked the line on interesting and deep quite well. He described just enough and the dialogue was natural. I can't wait to see how the story develops and how the protagonist grows more and settles into his role. There were some weird parts but they were not too distracting. All in all a great addition to my library.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Oath of Swords

  • War God, Book 1
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,533
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,367
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,376

Bahzell is no knight in shining armor, and besides he has too many problems of his own to be messing with anybody else's problems - let alone the War God's. Unfortunately, the War God has other ideas for him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Almost Returned This One

  • By breckoz on 04-25-13

Brilliant story

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

Reviewed: 06-14-15

Story is solid and progresses logically. The characters don't even need to be named as their mannerisms are unique and interesting. The magic system is not original but the application is ingenious. The narrator is brilliant as always and the performance is consistent in all the books he read.

  • Spirit's End

  • Eli Monpress, Book 5
  • By: Rachel Aaron
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 18 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 596
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 546
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546

First rule of thievery: Don't be a hero. When Eli broke the rules and saved the Council Kingdoms, he thought he knew the price, but resuming his place as the Shepherdess' favorite isn't as simple as bowing his head. Now that she has her darling back, Benehime is setting in motion a plan that could destroy everything she was created to protect, and even Eli's charm might not be enough to stop her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No more? Are you serious?

  • By Shawn on 01-01-17

Fitting end

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

Reviewed: 06-09-15

The book was good but not great there were quite a few unnecessary loops. I also grew to dislike Miranda more than I already did. Oh goodness all good things always fell in her lap and she was as uppity as ever always pushing her will on others. In my opinion she was a sort of enslaver to anyone that differed in thought to her, bashing them till they either caved or ran away. I felt bad for the shepherdess since she was literally driven insane by her duty. Dying friendless and with a broken heart. Her story was one of the saddest. Pretty much everyone got a happy ending but her.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful