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  • The Operator

  • Firing the Shots That Killed Osama Bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior
  • By: Robert O'Neill
  • Narrated by: Robert O'Neill
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,194
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,377
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,337

Stirringly evocative, thought provoking, and often jaw dropping, The Operator ranges across SEAL Team Operator Robert O'Neill's awe-inspiring 400-mission career that included his involvement in attempts to rescue "Lone Survivor" Marcus Luttrell and abducted-by-Somali-pirates Captain Richard Phillips and culminated in those famous three shots that dispatched the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complete inside look into the teams and the life story of a great American patriot

  • By RenegadeTM3 on 04-28-17

A great listen better After Action Report

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

Reviewed: 02-17-19

You know initially I was just looking at this from the POV of it being a great story, but then I took the excitement and the emotion out of it. This is a no shit great start to a much needed After Action Report (AAR) for the operator community. So many great men die unnecessarily in training accidents that are avoidable since everyone sees the same problem, but no one fixes it, in missions because someone needs entertainment or just leave the military bitter because of the politics that has become a part of the community. After this and Goggins book I see a problem that is causing great talent to walk out the door. The military has a problem and it's only getting worse.

  • Fallen Sepulchre

  • The Darkness Within Saga, Book 3
  • By: JD Franx
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

Threatened by an Elloryan invasion reinforced by the Ancients, the sanctuary Ember and Max sought in DormaSai after Kael’s burial is at its end. A civil war rages in Cethos, and the threat of Wildland tribal attacks in the Blood Kingoms is imminent. They can offer no help to their Southern neighbors, leaving DormaSai as all that stands in the Ancients’ way. When the peace conclave crumbles and the Ancients are forced from DormaSai by unexpected allies, Ember and Max turn their attention to preparing for the Ancients’ inevitable return.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good but predictable

  • By Candy Hernandez on 02-07-19

Expected more

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

This was a book I was looking forward to getting because the story was getting better, but I really expected more. I thought that the moves that the MC made were not consistent with the storyline. People who needed to be killed, humans, demons or angels didn't get killed when it would've been better all around for the MC, whenever he's willing to kill others, it just doesn't make sense to me. If the story doesn't turn around, I am going to be done with this story, lets see if the next book will be better. Simon was great as always and he was the reason why I started down this line anyways, so I can give him one more book.

  • Blademage Beastmaster

  • A LitRPG Series, Book 1
  • By: Deck Davis
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 240

Charlie Naylor is a good guy, but he's never been great at multi-tasking. When Larynk, the god of corn, sends Charlie into a fantasy game, he just can't help himself trying. By combining his love of daggers, magic, and animals, he becomes the Blademage Beastmaster. With a dangerous new pet, a deadly selection of daggers, and some awesome spells, he must make allies and kill monsters as he walks his path to glory. If he can do that, then he might just create a legacy for himself. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Grinding away with a beast and a blade

  • By Ray Johnson on 05-31-18

don't buy it

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

Reviewed: 01-29-19

don't waste your money or credit on this book. I have seen a lot better LitRpg books than his one and if you check around you will see as well.

  • Blood of the Lost

  • The Darkness Within Saga, Book 2
  • By: JD Franx
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 19 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 939
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 881
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 873

After escaping the horrors of Arkum Zul, Kael and his companions survive a terror-filled night on the ocean only to find themselves shipwrecked and stranded in the Wildlands. With forest tribals on the warpath and old enemies roaming the forest, Kael struggles to come to terms with what he is slowly becoming - a killer. A DeathWizard. In the fight against the evil that threatens to consume him, Kael learns that the Dwarven Mountains far to the north may hide an ancient monolith that holds the answer to the corruption that flows in his veins.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very Frustrating! Parts are really well done<br />

  • By Edward on 11-09-17

Great follow on

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

Reviewed: 01-27-19

I enjoyed the second book on in the series, which makes it another good listening book. I also found that the story continued in a well established line, with a twist. I have to say that it was all brought to life by Simon, which if I'm being honest is the only reason why I started this series in the first place. looking forward to the next book.

  • The Legacy

  • The Darkness Within Saga, Book 1
  • By: JD Franx
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 21 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,112

DeathWizards have been the scourge of Talohna for over 5000 years; they are executed at birth or hunted to the death. There are no exceptions. Pulled by magic and blood sacrifice into a world he can't possibly begin to understand, Kael Symes soon finds himself the focus of a Talohna-wide manhunt. Desperate and trying to stay ahead of ArchWizard Giddeon Zirakus's execution squad, Kael soon discovers that Talohna's ArchWizard may be the least of his worries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An interesting take on Multiverse Fantasy

  • By Sailfish on 04-21-18

Great book

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

Reviewed: 01-27-19

I think this book was a great book and it really had some good fighting that you don't find in a lot of books. I enjoyed the fact that it had a twist to it that really changes the arc of the story. worth a credit

  • Reset

  • By: Brian Andrews
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,723
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,620
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,618

Deep in the Afghan mountains, Sergeant Michael Pitcher discovers an object with powers that defy explanation. After interacting with it, he suffers a traumatic seizure and is flown home for evaluation. Cleared by the doctors, Michael goes home to his relieved wife, Josie. But he’s a changed man. The once-loving husband is now coldly withdrawn. When a team of scientists connected to Sergeant Pitcher vanishes without a trace, CIA agent Dean Ninemeyer comes to him for insight - only to find that the recovering soldier has also disappeared.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You'll never see it coming

  • By Angela M Bacon on 05-02-18

WOW! Get it and you will say the same 5 stars all

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

Reviewed: 01-24-19

This is such a great listen. I couldn't stop and it really kept me interested the entire time and such a great plot and it was brought together in such a beautiful way that I couldn't even image how well it was put together. All I have to say is just wow, I can see that the other books I listened to were not worth all 5 stars whenever you measure them against something like this. I just think this couldn't been a bit longer, but apart from that it was a must buy, with a serious twist in the story that caught me off guard until it was too late.

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  • Critical Failures VI

  • Caverns and Creatures, Book 6
  • By: Robert Bevan
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Sleep
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 821
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 779
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 776

In the wake of their recent loss, the Caverns and Creatures gang are left hanging. Do their choices amount to more than waiting around to die of thirst and leaping to a quicker death? Probably, or else this would have been a much shorter story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So happy it's out!

  • By Joe W on 01-02-19

Great twist

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

I did find this story a lot better than some of the other ones. I do like the fact that, it had some hidden twist and turns. I don't like the fact that everyone keeps trying to help Tim, who is such a dick to everyone, I'm like I would leave that asshole behind especially after he destroyed a way home just because he was angry. I do hope people start breaking off from him because that is more realistic than them trying and continuing to want to help him after he's such a dick.

  • D6: Caverns and Creatures

  • By: Robert Bevan
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Sleep
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,757
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,649
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,646

This is a collection of the first six short stories in the Caverns and Creatures series. It includes "Cave of the Kobolds"; "Zombie Attack"; "Orcs, Bears, and Assholes"; "Shipfaced"; "Dungeon Crawl"; and "The Creep on the Borderlands".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keep the Series Coming!

  • By M. Maryanow on 05-20-15

Yeah a hard pass

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

A hard pass for me on this one. I listened to it and it wasn't that good, it lacked the continuity that the series has and that bothers me. I don't like this, so I'm done with his and see if the original series will be back in book 7 and they can bring it around. I also expect book 7 to be a bit longer than 9 hours.

  • Re-Start

  • Level UP Series, Book 1
  • By: Dan Sugralinov, Irene Woodhead - translator, Neil P. Woodhead - translator
  • Narrated by: Ramon De Ocampo
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448

At 30 years old, Phil is an unemployed gamer who struggles to make ends meet. His only source of income is freelance writing (when he feels inspired enough to add another article to his less-than-popular blog). His wife has just walked out on him, leaving him without money, purpose, or food in the fridge. On the day his wife dumps him, Phil receives a mysterious piece of wetware. A game interface seems to have been implanted in his brain, which allows him to see the world through the eyes of an RPG player. Now that Phil discovers his real-life stats, he can see they're below average.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Once you start you won't stop

  • By Ray Johnson on 12-26-18

Hidden Gem

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

I didn't expect anything from this book, but I was really surprised that it was such a unique book and a good story. I didn't really think I would like it this much, but I'm looking forward to the other books. I do expect more from the next book since the base is set now. I say give it a try and at the worse if you don't like it get your credit back, but I think most people will like it.

  • Can't Hurt Me

  • Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
  • By: David Goggins
  • Narrated by: David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 29,877
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27,178
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 27,093

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'M A 60 YR OLD WOMAN AND LOVE THIS BOOK!

  • By Christine on 12-01-18

Taking Souls, Never stop!

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

I understand the thought behind the book and the stories as a journey and it really does work, whenever you create a mindset to push yourself no matter what. I also saw the need to restructure my own life because I was running away from my weaknesses and I can say it truly takes dedication to be up early in the morning doing what you don't want to do, and late at night also working hard whenever you don't want to do it. The final point that truly forced me to say I needed a change was whenever he talked about comfort and looking back. I find myself looking back at myself from the past and how comfortable I am now and seeing that it has made me soft. I need to get back to that hungry soul taker, who would work early in the morning and late at night and still want more. That is the point of this book self-reflection and evolution. NEVER STOP! NEVER GIVE UP!