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  • Son of a Liche

  • The Dark Profit Saga, Book 2
  • By: J. Zachary Pike
  • Narrated by: Doug Tisdale Jr.
  • Length: 20 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 733
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 701
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 701

Still bruised and heartbroken from their last calamitous quest, Gorm Ingerson and his band of washed-up heroes try to make amends for the orcs they accidentally betrayed. But justice is put on hold when an old foe marches to the city gates. Gorm is horrified to discover a liche pitching the frightened city-dwellers on the merits of the undead lifestyle...at the head of a corpse army. To save the city from high-pressure sales tactics and an inevitable siege, the dwarf warrior and his misfit band hatch a harebrained scheme that lands them at the top of the king’s kill list.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Crony capitalism compete to crush our heroes

  • By Ray Johnson on 05-27-18

Not as much humor as the first book.

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

Reviewed: 10-29-18

The story quickly lost my interest and didn't feels as fun as the first book. I got through the book - but just barely. Perhaps its just the wrong blend. Not silly enough for fun, and not serious enough for nail biting drama..

  • Shingles Audio Collection Volume 1

  • Shingles Series, Volume 1
  • By: Robert Bevan, Rick Gualtieri, Steve Wetherell, and others
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Myles, Cal Wembly
  • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

The collection begins with "The Ghost of Hooker Alley," which introduces listeners to 10-year-old Sarah and six-year-old Tommy. After a quick bus ride into town to buy a gun, Sarah and Tommy think their problems are all but solved. That is, until a creepy weirdo follows them into an alley. But they aren't the only ones in that alley.... "The Monkey's Penis" features Chris, a teenage boy who receives a birthday gift unlike any other. In "Gary's Children," a man's quest for stress relief leads to terror, and an unexpected kidnapping takes place in "Aliens Wrecked Our Kegger."   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • From most of the creators of Authors and Dragons!

  • By Greg Hill on 10-23-18

A Hilarious Carwreck of Warped Stores

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

Reviewed: 10-25-18

13 hours of Dark and utterly Twisted train wreck comedy. It's a good thing this is an audio book because you'll be covering your eyes with an "oh no you just didn't" expression. It leads off strong with an utterly messed up tale from Robert Bevan which is worth the price of admission right there - and it keep on delivering.







4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Land: Founding: A LitRPG Saga

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 1
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,599
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,760
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,747

Tricked into a world of banished gods, demons, goblins, sprites and magic, Richter must learn to meet the perils of The Land and begin to forge his own kingdom. Actions have consequences across The Land, with powerful creatures and factions now hell-bent on Richter's destruction. Can Richter forge allegiances to survive this harsh and unforgiving world or will he fall to the dark denizens of this ancient and unforgiving realm? A tale to shake "The Land" itself, measuring 10/10 on the Richter scale, how will Richter's choices shape the future of The Land and all who reside in it?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better Than The Wheel Of Time and Firefly

  • By Just Sayin on 10-18-18

5 Star Narrator - 1 Star Story.

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

I love Nick Podehl's narration and performances but I the Story was Dreadful and the RPG nature kept breaking the story pace and emotional impact. I forced myself through 3/4 of this book but I couldn't stand it. Every other line its "DING - You've leveled up you StoryTelling gain +5 to irrelevant crap that slows the story down" and it repeats like that - again and again and again. The pacing of the story is crippled by non stop interruptions that don't add to anything character, story development. I could go on - but I won't. Maybe if you daydream about MMOGs you'll be the target audience of this book -- but If you like good fantasy literature - go look elsewhere.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Strange Practice

  • By: Vivian Shaw
  • Narrated by: Susanna Hampton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,264

Dr. Greta Helsing has inherited the family's highly specialized and highly peculiar medical practice. She treats the undead for a host of ills - vocal strain in banshees, arthritis in barrow-wights, and entropy in mummies. It's a quiet, supernatural-adjacent life until a sect of murderous monks emerges, killing human and undead Londoners alike. As terror takes hold of the city, Greta must use her unusual skills to stop the cult if she hopes to save her practice - and her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Delightful

  • By Mary on 01-10-18

Just became background noise.

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

The narrator and Story didn't seem to click. Toward the 3rd act I just found myself not caring and the narrator became a buzzing background sound.

  • Wild Wastes: Eastern Expansion

  • By: Randi Darren
  • Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,414
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,334

Before World War II could reach its conclusion, the world suffered what could only be defined as a cataclysm. Now, Yosemite City stands as the gateway between two worlds. The empire of humanity to the west, and the wild wastes to the east. Standing at the helm for Yosemite is Vince, a ranger turned city-state ruler. Vince has begun to maneuver through the intricacies of ruling. At the same time he must balance his expanding foundation and fend off external threats.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I liked it. I am not proud of that fact.

  • By Matrin Zachs on 10-31-17

Should have a warning label - PORN

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

Reviewed: 06-18-18

I'm a fan of many authors who do 'Adult" stories (Charlene Harris and Anne Rice at the top of the list) - but The first 10 minutes are nothing but pure PORN and then the rest is a feeble story set there to support the need for more really stupid porn. Seriously - there is a difference between "adult" and "romance" novels and just plain XXX junk, and this falls into the latter category. Audible really ought to have a better category set up.for stories that are just 99% porn.

This really ought to have Super BOLD warning labels so you know what you're getting. I thought it was "-B fantasy story, possibly with a few adult bits (sometimes sexy - often amusing or laughable) - - but no - it's just a unbelievable bad stereotype porn movie plot worse than a cable guy or pizza delivery dude with extra sausage - I kid you not..

Buying this, is like picking up a movie thinking its a B- pirate movie cashing in on Pirates of the Caribbean success - and instead finding yourself watching a full on XXX pirate porno starring Captain "Jackoff-n-Swallow".

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,894
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,771

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mediocre

  • By erin george on 10-03-18

King's Best work of the last 15-20 years

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

I pray this isn't Kings Swan Song novel of his career - because this is his BEST work of the past 15-20 years from King. This has the aggressive, bold storytelling of the Younger Steven King that put him on the map. I will divulge nothing of the story in this review but I will say If you're a King fan who's on the fence because of some recent works that are just 'ok' - have no worries - This one delivers. Be prepared to binge this novel - it's a real keeper.

9 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • Fizzlesprocket: Everybody Loves Large Chests - Vol. 2

  • By: Neven Iliev
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,961
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,858
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,855

Things are not well within the Lodrak Empire. An entire city goes up in smoke and ash, and an entire province is slowly being consumed by an ever-expanding cloud of death. But while the humans rally to contain the fallout of this disaster, they are much quicker to pin the blame for it on their elven neighbors to the north. With centuries' worth of strife and bad blood between the two nations flaring up, all out war is rapidly becoming an inevitability.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tasty!

  • By Grunkle Tiro on 03-18-18

Creative Fantasy RPG Story - only slightly flawed

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

This is a fun fantasy story sequel, and well worth the read because it is very creative and fresh. I mean - the main character is a Mimic that is becoming a player character - how cool is that. That being said -its merely four stars instead of five because of gratuitous sex (seriously, I'm no prude but some of it was unnecessary wtf stuff) and excessive LITRPG blather about meaningless stats going up that no reader gives a crap about hearing about. So if you're a seeker of good Fantasy, LITRPG, and Fantasy Roleplay Adventure stories who scours the books for something good - pick this up. Despite its weaker points - its a very creative and engaging story and you'll be glad you read it.

  • The Way of Men

  • By: Jack Donovan
  • Narrated by: Jack Donovan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,833
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,636
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,626

What is masculinity? Ask ten men and you'll get ten vague, conflicting answers. Unlike any book of its kind, The Way of Men offers a simple, straightforward answer - without getting bogged down in religion, morality, or politics. It's a guide for understanding who men have been and the challenges men face today. The Way of Men captures the silent, stifling rage of men everywhere who find themselves at odds with the overregulated, overcivilized, politically correct modern world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Needs to be re-recorded

  • By Avid Reader on 05-19-17

Utterly Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 05-07-18

The Author fails to address today's modern condition and challenges of Masculinity in civilized western society, and instead focuses militaristic/gang and "alien and zombie" apocalyptic, standards of hunter / gatherer conditions.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Kill Creek

  • By: Scott Thomas
  • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,564
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,399
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,392

When best-selling horror author Sam McGarver is invited to spend Halloween night in one of the country's most infamous haunted houses, he reluctantly agrees. At least he won't be alone; joining him are three other masters of the macabre, writers who have helped shape modern horror. But what begins as a simple publicity stunt will become a fight for survival. The entity they have awakened will follow them, torment them, threatening to make them a part of the bloody legacy of Kill Creek.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • UNUSUAL PREMISE, COULDN'T STOP LISTENING

  • By Linda Likes to Learn on 12-02-17

A story that never really resolves the mystery.

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

Reviewed: 03-19-18

This story starts off strong with interesting characters and captivating writing - but the actual mystery never satisfactorily explains or resolves, and becomes some sort of watered-down version of "burnt offerings" In the end when I found out this never resolves "WHAT IT IS" I stopped caring and felt a bit ripped off.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Burnt Offerings

  • Valancourt 20th Century Classics
  • By: Robert Marasco
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,665
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,663

Ben and Marian Rolfe are desperate to escape a stifling summer in their tiny Brooklyn apartment, so when they get the chance to rent a mansion in upstate New York for the entire summer for only $900, it's an offer that's too good to refuse. There's only one catch: behind a strange and intricately carved door in a distant wing of the house lives elderly Mrs. Allardyce, and the Rolfes will be responsible for preparing her meals. But Mrs. Allardyce never seems to emerge from her room, and it soon becomes clear that something weird and terrifying is happening in the house.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Haunted house story more creepy than horrific

  • By Calliope on 05-03-17

Thin on the Horror

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

Reviewed: 02-23-18

Great Story telling at the very start, and amazing Narration - but very unrealistic behavior and thin on any actual "horror" that made me feel for the characters Yes, lots of subtle supernatural bad things happen, but for some reason I wasn't surprised, and didn't feel any empathy towards these characters. I liked the cast at start of the story, but they behaved so stupidly and made so many unrealistic actions in peril, that by the end I lost empathy with them.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful