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Andy Allred

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  • Blue Howl

  • Blue Wolf Series, Book 3
  • By: Brad Magnarella
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

With Jason Wolfe’s ragtag team of monster hunters hardening into a lethal unit, they’re ready to roll. And not a moment too soon. In the wilds of northern Canada, something is stalking humans and leaving a trail of scattered remains. The team arrives, armed for mayhem. But how do they handle an arrogant client, not to mention a killer that can’t be tracked? Meanwhile, Jason faces an inner test. His wolf nature, awakened by the vast, rugged landscape, yearns to break from the human mind tethering it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The thrill of the hunt is calling!

  • By Brian on 12-06-18

Tons of military action, monsters and magic. I love it

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

Tons of military action, monsters and magic. I love it!

This is a very good follow up in the series as it explores more deeply the relationships between the team members and the tensions between them and goes much deeper into the changes captain wolf endures.

I found the subplot with the female wolf interesting because it gave new avenues to explore in Captain Wolf’s life as he struggles to control himself.

The writing was good and the author finds a good balance in his storytelling that doesn’t get too wordy.

The narration for book 3 was as good as the other two. The narrator did well with the variety of voices required.





  • Columbus Day

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,195
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26,818
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,758

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sci Fi I didn't know I wanted

  • By Gary Glenn on 06-27-17

Fun military sci-fi , narration is excellent

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

Space battles, ground fighting , lots of alien races , million year old AI with snarky personality. The action has humor sprinkled about that made me laugh out loud in public while listening. I loved this story.

RC Bray does an outstanding job narrating.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Crash Dive, Omnibus: Books 1-3

  • By: Craig DiLouie
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169

Crash Dive, Book 1: October 1942 - The United States and the Empire of Japan are at war. Charlie Harrison, a young and ambitious lieutenant, reports for duty aboard the S-55, a worn-out WWI-era submarine. While the Battle of Guadalcanal rages on land, air, and sea, the captain plans a daring attack against Rabaul, the heart of Japanese power in the South Pacific. There, the hunter will become the hunted. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fast and furious, on and under the waves!

  • By RJ on 07-14-18

I’m now a fan of narrator RC Bray

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

Reviewed: 11-23-18

Overall good stories, tons of action and realistic scenarios of boat life (I’m a former submariner).

RC Bray did a wonderful job! His accents for many characters was pretty good and it made some of the characters richer.

I highly recommend this series!

  • The Final Empire

  • Mistborn Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 24 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,031
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,036

For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A GREAT TRILOGY!!!

  • By Don Gilbert on 11-12-09

Great heist story

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

Reviewed: 11-21-18

I enjoyed the plot and characters, the ending was satisfying and opened up new questions to be answered in later books.

The narration was great and kept me interested the whole way through.

  • On Stranger Tides

  • By: Tim Powers
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 540
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 450

On Stranger Tides follows the exploits of John Chandagnac, who travels to the new world after the death of his puppeteer father to confront his uncle, who has apparently made off with the family fortune. During the voyage, he befriends Beth Hurwood and her father, Benjamin Hurwood, an Oxford professor. Before they arrive at their destination, their ship is waylaid by Blackbeard and his band of pirates.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Swashbuckler Will Steal Your Heart

  • By Doug D. Eigsti on 04-02-14

Fantastic pirate story

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

I loved the mix of pirate escapades and magic. And adding A few real world pirates or conquistadors of the past was cool, i looked them up on Wikipedia to learn more.

The narrator was terrific with many different and believable voices for the characters. He sounds a lot like Scott Brick who I also enjoy.

  • Demon Moon

  • Prof Croft, Book 1
  • By: Brad Magnarella
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 731
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 686

Show me an amateur conjurer, and I'll stop him before he gets himself killed. That's the idea, anyway. But New York City isn't what it used to be, and I don't mean the recent crash. Amateur casters are calling up creatures they shouldn't be able to. And there's been a murder at the city's most hallowed cathedral, a message in blood on the victim's back the NYPD wants me to interpret, like yesterday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Never a dull moment.

  • By Troublemer(tammy hovey) on 12-09-16

Good characters that I care about

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

Overall the story is good, I prefer the storylines with the Blue Wolf, though. The character is likable, flawed and grows appropriately through the story.

The narration is pretty good with a wide range of character voices.

The one thing I didn’t like about the story was how Croft was saved from dire situations by too many coincidences, the one right person randomly showing up at the right time to save his bacon.

Would like to see the cat more involved in the stories :)

  • Blue Shadow

  • Blue Wolf Series, Book 2
  • By: Brad Magnarella
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

Hoping to cure his curse and return to his fiancée, Jason Wolfe agrees to command a corporate monster-hunting unit. But the team isn’t exactly what he had in mind.... A priest, a ninja, a zombie, and a guy who looks like he should be working crew on the carny circuit. To be fair, not all of Jason’s new charges are keen on being trained by a werewolf. But ready or not, the team has just been called to a job. Something is snatching children from a small town in southern Mexico. Worse, all signs point to vampires - and a darker, more malevolent force.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good

  • By James on 06-28-18

Book 2 is even better than the first! Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 06-17-18

In the second book, Captain Wolfe gets a new team, sort of a mix of misfits that at first glance seem there's no way they can work well together. Each have special supernatural abilities that you learn more and more about as the story is told. As he molds them into a cohesive team (or at least tries to mold them) they're called out into a monster hunting mission long before they're ready to work as a team.

Most of the story is their first mission together to rescue children disappearing in a remote town in Mexico, i won't give away details, but it's for supernatural reasons as well.

The characters were believable, the character development is very good and sets up nicely for a long series. The performance by James Cronin was really good, did a great job with so many voices including a bunch of people with various mexican accents.

I think this book is a little better than the first and i'm looking forward to #3. I also need to go check out Professor Croft stories, i wish Wolfe and Croft we're a team :)

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  • The Land: Forging

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 2
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,943
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,073
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,032

The second captivating installment of Aleron Kong's Chaos Seeds series. "We are life takers and heartbreakers," Richter shouted. "Let's go!" Richter and Sion are at it again! Even more of what you loved in the first book. Leveling, world building, awesome items, and what's that you say? Sure! Why not? What's a little necrophilia between friends? Join your favorite Chaos Seed as he answers the call of adventure and deals with the invaders, greedy dwarves, and a wood elf that keeps telling him he has a pretty mouth. Welcome back, my friends! Welcome back...to The Land.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This RPG is LIT!

  • By M. B. Richards on 07-17-17

Even better than the first

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

Love the extended delve into the dungeon, this is a very good sequel. Also has some backstory of Sion which helps us better understand him. Lots of new great characters that I hope stick around for more books

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blue Curse

  • Blue Wolf, Book 1
  • By: Brad Magnarella
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

Cursed by a blind witch in a remote corner of Waristan, Special Ops Captain Jason Wolfe finds himself transforming into a creature of local legend, a lupine referred to in fearful whispers as Blue Wolf. Faster, stronger, and more lethal, he’s the perfect soldier - but not for the US military. To break the curse, Jason must join a war between ancient tribal foes: blue werewolves and the formidable White Dragon. In a battle spanning from the peaks of Central Asia to the valleys of Manhattan, Jason will push himself to the breaking point.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Overview sells itself short

  • By Brian on 02-04-18

Fast pace, modern military fantasy, enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

Follow the special forces army captain and his team in a battle against terrorists as the captain is cursed/blessed with wolf like abilities (and physical features ) by a middle eastern witch. Lots of military action, tactics and more.

  • Koko Takes a Holiday

  • By: Kieran Shea
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 107

Five hundred years from now, ex-corporate mercenary Koko Martstellar is swaggering through an easy early retirement as a brothel owner on The Sixty Islands, a manufactured tropical resort archipelago known for its sex and simulated violence. Surrounded by slang-drooling boywhores and synthetic komodo dragons, Koko finds the most challenging part of her day might be deciding on her next drink. That is, until her old comrade Portia Delacompte sends a squad of security personnel to murder her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun action

  • By Keith on 04-16-15

Fast pace, edge of seat plot and action

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

Reviewed: 11-21-17

The narration is very good, I enjoyed the characters and plot. Looking forward to the next book in series.