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  • Out of Spite, Out of Mind

  • Magic 2.0, Book 5
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,782
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,528
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,520

When you discover the world is a computer program, and you figure out that by altering the code you can time travel and perform acts that seem like magic, what can possibly go wrong? Pretty much everything. Just ask Brit, who has jumped around in time with such abandon that she has to coexist with multiple versions of herself. Now, Brit the Elder finds that her memories don't match Brit the Younger's.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A Philip to Remember / A Britt To Forget

  • By harbinger on 07-11-18

Best book in the magic 2.0 series to date!

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

Nice to see the characters get some real depth and begin to flesh out. I think Scott Meyer has really hit his stride. I can't wait for the series to continue! Luke Daniels is, as always, a superb narrator.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • What the Hell Did I Just Read

  • A Novel of Cosmic Horror
  • By: David Wong
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,075
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,939
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,935

While investigating a fairly straightforward case of a shape-shifting interdimensional child predator, Dave, John, and Amy realized there might actually be something weird going on. Together, they navigate a diabolically convoluted maze of illusions, lies, and their own incompetence in an attempt to uncover a terrible truth they - like you - would be better off not knowing.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Audio sounds like it was produced in a tunnel

  • By horny on 10-03-17

ELDRITCH HIJINKS AND ANGST AND BUTTS!

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

Reviewed: 10-04-17

Fan-f'ing-tastic. More eldritch hijinks in the brilliantly described town of Undisclosed. I could read this series on repeat. The perfect amount of angst, horror, comedy, and butts.

  • 4d6

  • Caverns and Creatures
  • By: Robert Bevan
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Sleep
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 771
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 733
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 732

This is a collection of the fourth six short stories in the Caverns and Creatures series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny enough to make Kim Jung Un laugh.

  • By michael on 08-12-17

I'm addicted to this series.

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

Reviewed: 08-11-17

Robert Bevan writes some hilarious stories, but the guys at Saturn5 Sound really bring these characters to life!!! I love this series so much!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Sly Flourish's The Lazy Dungeon Master

  • By: Michael E. Shea
  • Narrated by: Colby Elliott
  • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235

You love Dungeons and Dragons. As an experienced dungeon master, you've run dozens, if not hundreds of games. You put a lot of work into making your games great. What if there's another way to look at how you prepare your game? What if it turned out you could spend less time and less energy and have a better game as a result? It's time to unleash the Lazy Dungeon Master.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exactly what I was looking for

  • By Jesse on 02-22-16

SUCH A GOOD RESOURCE

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

Reviewed: 02-23-17

This is a great guide for any DM who feels like they're putting too much work in to the game with too little reward. It gives great bulleted guidelines for keeping it simple and relying on the NPCs and PCs to flesh out the setting on the fly.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Critical Failures III

  • Caverns and Creatures, Book 3
  • By: Robert Bevan
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Sleep
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,953
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,723
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,705

Going back home was not exactly what Tim and the C&C gang expected. Trouble continues to follow them back to Gulf Coast Mississippi. Trouble...and a gnome...and an undead midget.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Natural 20 in hilarity

  • By Sugarpucker on 06-08-16

KEEP THEM COMING!!

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

Reviewed: 05-25-16

If you could sum up Critical Failures III in three words, what would they be?

Balls, Farts, Hitpoints

Any additional comments?

Robert Bevan and Jonathan Sleep do another amazing job. The humor is lowbrow, the scenario is ridiculous, and I love every word.
This is like junkfood for the brain.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Detroit Christmas

  • A Grimnoir Chronicles Audio Drama
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 914
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 850
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 848

Private eye Jake Sullivan is a war hero - and an ex-con. He's free because he has a magical talent, and the Feds need his help in apprehending criminals with their own magical abilities. Jake's talent is gravity spiking. He can vary the force of gravity however he wishes in an area. When it comes to spiking, Jake is the best.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • PINCHOT MAKES THIS SERIES

  • By Jarboguts on 04-28-16

PINCHOT MAKES THIS SERIES

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

Reviewed: 04-28-16

Any additional comments?

Heavy Jake Sullivan can only be done justice by Pinchot.
I don't have any issues with the audio drama format, I loved Locke and Key, but the casting for this short story was done quite poorly.
I love the Grimnoir series and can't wait for the next full length book read by Bronson Pinchot!

31 of 31 people found this review helpful

  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

  • The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
  • By: Marie Kondo
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,571
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,624
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,399

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I both love and hate this life changing book

  • By Rebecca on 02-22-15

The Shintoism of Capitalism

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

Reviewed: 11-29-15

I'm a slob, and an engineer. So thanking my home when I first enter it, and asking my objects if they "spark joy" seems utterly inane.
But the justification provided in this book coupled with the underlying logic of why all the practices matter is captivating. It helped me get rid of so much, and I do feel really good about it.

Okay, I might thank my home every now and again, but don't tell my shed- I think it's already jealous.

  • Critical Failures II: Fail Harder

  • Caverns and Creatures Book 2
  • By: Robert Bevan
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Sleep
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,685
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,408

Finding themselves permanently stuck in this strange new world, the gang tries to make the best of it by finding the nearest tavern and getting shitfaced. The plan goes just fine until they lose Katherine and Chaz.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Low-brow nerd humor that I can't get enough of!

  • By Jarboguts on 08-31-15

Low-brow nerd humor that I can't get enough of!

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

Reviewed: 08-31-15

Any additional comments?

I can not wait for the next story to be released on audio.
I'd consider buying the books if I knew how to read, but Jonathan Sleep's narration is half the fun. His delivery is perfect.
I was laughing out loud listening to this title. Walking around laughing probably made me look a little crazy, good thing my tinfoil hat covers my headphones.

24 of 24 people found this review helpful