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  • Satan's Gate

  • By: Walt Browning
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

John Eric Carver and Shrek, a retired SEAL war dog team, have created a safe haven in the high mountain desert. The remote former Boy Scout Camp seems perfect, with enough water and stored food to last years. Everything is in place to ride out the viral storm that is consuming the world. Off the California coast, an aircraft carrier strike group carrying nearly 15,000 souls seeks refuge. There is talk of moving to an isolated island, untouched by the infected. That changes when they are given new orders to retake Los Angeles from the Variant hordes. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Kindle Reader on 06-07-19

The Empire Strikes Back apocalypse style

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

Reviewed: 06-16-19

I don’t know if anyone else could have narrated this book better than Bronson Pinchot. His command of languages and accents is phenomenal, but his knack for projecting the emotional state of the characters and conveying intensity without overly excited narration made this a more compelling story. The first third of the book focuses on the lesser characters from the first book, giving back ground to these people and to show you how dire the situation is, and as the story progresses so does the intensity. This story has an Empire Strikes Back feel to it, the variants are winning and humans have taken a big hit physically and emotionally. I’m looking forward to the next book and hoping that the humans get a little retribution and find a way to stop the variants, most definitely worth the credit.

  • Lost Valley

  • By: Walt Browning
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

John Eric Carver and Shrek are a retired Navy SEAL war dog team, now living in the mountains outside of San Diego. Both man and dog thought their life was settled, finding peace on a 40-acre ranch. But a mutated virus changes everything. Taking refuge in a nearby Boy Scout camp, John leads a group of teens and their parents as they are forced to deal with infected creatures that are consuming the world. Lost Valley takes the listener through the first months of the apocalypse that threatens humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • took a chance

  • By lawrence on 04-24-19

Here there be really scary zombies

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

Reviewed: 06-14-19

I have had this book in my wishlist for a while but was hesitant, I have listened to several book ones in the past month which didn’t lead to me purchasing book two. Let me just say that I’m downloading book two and I haven’t even finished book one. A military created virus gone horribly wrong creating really scary fast moving zombies spreading a scary fast moving virus, creepy animal zombies, military alpha males who rescue and defend, and an awesome dog give life to this well written story. Bronson Pinchot excellently gives voice to the multiple points of view as they fight for survival, and succumb to the virus. I love that even the dog has a voice, most definitely worth the credit.

  • Shades of Wicked

  • A Night Rebel Novel
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,691
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,571
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,568

Master vampire Ian is unrepentant, shameless...and every shade of wicked. He’s made one too many enemies in his two centuries of existence, including Dagon, a demon who now lays claim to his soul. Ian’s only chance to escape Dagon is to join forces with a Law Guardian, but he's never been able to abide by the rules for long. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • <br />Listened to over 390 books/never left a review:

  • By Prometheus on 11-01-18

Character transformation

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

Reviewed: 05-02-19

First I feel the need to dispel the reviews that badly reviewed this book due to the change of accent for Veritas. Did they not pay attention to the fact that her persona and accent in other books was a glamour. Her inner dialogue is the narrative of this book which would be her true self.
I have recently reread the series, then discovered that this one was a continuation. I love how she took two not very loved characters from previous books, and transformed them into heroes. This one covers just about all the scenarios of a well designed love story as well as some surprises along the way, and a semi cliffhanger ending. If you’re a Night Huntress world fan, this one is a must read, you get to visit friends from past books and and watch a really odd couple blossom.

  • Prisoner of Night

  • The Black Dagger Brotherhood World
  • By: J. R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,084
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 998
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 990

Number-one New York Times best-selling author J.R. Ward is back with the next sexy supernatural installment in her “delicious, erotic, and thrilling” (Nicole Jordan, New York Times best-selling author) Black Dagger Brotherhood series.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book 17 ?

  • By Amy L. Delisle on 01-08-19

Novella

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

I find it curious that there wasn’t an overview description for this book. This was more of a bdb world novella and should have been represented as such since it had no relevance to the series story lines. This one was like taking a wrong turn on the interstate, confused, stuck in the flow of the story looking for those familiar characters.

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  • Singe

  • Guardian Protection, Book 1
  • By: Aly Martinez
  • Narrated by: Jason Carpenter, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542

From USA Today best-selling author Aly Martinez comes a hot-new series of alpha bodyguards. She was my nightmare. Every time I closed my eyes, I watched her fall into that inferno. Over and over, I failed to save her. I hadn't been able to reach her, and the guilt only burned hotter over time. Four years later, I was the unreachable one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • IT DELIVERED SO MUCH MORE THAN I'D HOPED FOR

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 04-11-17

The first time is the charm

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

This is my first read with this author, so I really had no expectations. So, I was pleasantly surprised when I was blown away by this story, and I totally did not see THAT ending coming. And I’m about to press play on the next one in the series.

  • Awaken the Darkness

  • Immortal Guardians Series, Book 8
  • By: Dianne Duvall
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,468
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,374

He awakens encapsulated in dirt with no knowledge of how he came to be there. Riddled with injuries, he can remember neither his past nor who he is. Nor can he remember what he is. But surely no mortal man could survive being buried deep beneath the earth. All he knows with certainty is that the soothing voice and presence of the woman moving around above enables him to endure the agony of his wounds. And he will do whatever it takes to be with her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • HAPPY STANISLAV IS ALIVE!!

  • By Edwina "I Love books" on 07-13-18

Holy man in the basement, Batman

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

I have loved all of the Immortal Guardians, when a new book comes out, it’s like spending time with old friends. Stan’s story is well woven into past events while giving us a plausible explanation for how he came to be buried in the basement and his memory loss. The reunion with his immortal brethren ties everything in to the present then gives us a glimpse of what’s to come. When the epilogue has played, you’ll be left wanting more, as I am.

  • Year One

  • (Chronicles of The One, Book 1)
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,824
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,245

It began on New Year's Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed - and more than half of the world's population was decimated. Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sub-par fantasy novel written by a great romance author

  • By Nate P. on 02-28-18

embrace the dark side

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

Reviewed: 12-10-17

I was apprehensive about listening to this book, even though I was looking forward to the release. I didn’t want to kill this happy holiday vibe I’m rocking, and post apocalyptic stories aren’t known to be light, happy books. So, I took a deep breath and hit play...
Be prepared, this book is very dark and disturbing, definitely different from her usual. I hadn’t expected such realism or for it to get inside my head and provoke such emotions. However, woven through the doom and gloom, is hope and the promise of happiness and normalcy. Sometimes you need to visit the dark side to appreciate the light, I will definitely read this book again and the next pieces of the story.

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  • Fiercely Emma

  • Cake Series, Book Three
  • By: J. Bengtsson
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,928
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,742
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,732

Emma, older sister of renowned rock star Jake McKallister, has crafted a quiet existence for herself. Fiercely independent, scorned at work, and indifferent to relationships, she's spent the past decade trying to move on from the crime that shook her family to the core. But unfinished business from Emma's troubled past looms heavy, threatening to destroy the fledging love she's found with the only man to ever jump-start her wounded heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love J. Bengtsson

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-05-17

Full emotional monty

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

Reviewed: 08-11-17

I really didn't think I was going to be laughing, but I laughed for a chapter and a half. The next thing I know she's tugging at my heart strings, then horrifying me with the brutality wrought on an innocent boy. I love this series, with each book detailing the memories and feelings of that family member, and what scars that horrific event left. This book is a must read in the series, with excellent narration.

  • Unlawful Contact

  • I-Team Series, Book 3
  • By: Pamela Clare
  • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 478

When a young woman disappears, journalist Sophie Alton investigates and is led to the woman's brother, a convicted killer who is running from the law. Together, they follow a dangerous path toward the truth - and unforgettable passion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely loved it except...

  • By AudioAddict on 12-13-14

Re-read

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

Reviewed: 07-26-17

This is my second read of this series, I had previously reviewed the first book, and since this one is a favorite. First, I am re-reading the series, so I'm going to say that it was credits well spent. I have been putting off re-reading this series because I knew how intense it was th first time, knowing what happens makes it no less intense. In a series, our hearts naturally pick a favorite character, and Marc is mine, the gentle soul tossed into dire circumstances, and forced to do whatever it takes to survive and take care of those he loves. While the story could be considered by some a bit far fetched and unrealistic, to that I say, it's fiction, open up your imagination and revel in the complex characters and situations created by this awesome writer. Also revel in the fantastic narration of Kaleo Griffith, the man could narrate the dictionary and make it sexy.

  • Skinwalker

  • Jane Yellowrock, Book 1
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,701
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,706

Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind-a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires and hunts vampires for a living. But now she's been hired by Katherine Fontaneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katie's Ladies, to hunt a powerful rogue vampire who's killing other vamps.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How refreshing

  • By Mobilis on 06-01-10

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 07-03-17

I really wanted to like this, but the story got too wrapped up in the descriptions of the violence, detailed descriptions. The mystery gave the story promise and, after fast forwarding though a couple of gory details, I finished it, but by that time I really didn't care who did it. Jane's directionless lust for three men/vamps didn't make the story any better. It didn't make sense to me that the vamp who wanted her, is now swearing vengeance for something she didn't do, whatever, I'm not moving on to the next book. Khristine Hvam did offer noteworthy narration, by it didn't make the story any better.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful