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  • Death Ship: Kill Count

  • By: Michael-Scott Earle
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 687
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 655
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654

When Sergeant Jay Lucas was snatched away from his family farm by a diabolical sentient spaceship, he thought his life was over. But when his AI captor pumps Jay full of an insanely powerful liquid metal armor, he soon discovers the kidnapping was only the beginning of his trials. As the bloodthirsty AI trains Jay to harvest souls and increase the duo’s power, Jay learns there is a whole universe of bad guys who need killing. And when Jay’s unwavering moral compass puts him at odds with the plans of an alien mercenary company, he’s soon on the run with a gorgeous space princess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this book!

  • By Nicole C. on 03-01-18

Guardian of the galaxy origin story

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

Reviewed: 03-16-18

Interesting idea, but the story is very simple action-comedy at best. I recommend getting drunk and enjoying a good laugh.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • SpeedRunner

  • Tower of Babel, Book 1
  • By: Adam Elliott
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 582
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557

Launch day. That was what they called it. The day when over four million people vanished in an instant from the island of Manhattan. The day earthquakes ravaged the east coast. The day a 101-kilometer tall tower rose from the wreckage of the now empty city. The day every screen, newspaper, and smart phone displayed a single message from an unknown source: The Great Emperor has issued his challenge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Honest Review; No Hype No Hate

  • By adam on 05-10-18

Yeah, I'm going to be that guy.

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

Since no one likes long ranting reviews or spoilers, I'll try to keep this short.

The book in whole is boring, predictable, unoriginal, rushed and full of cliches. The speedrunning aspect feels like it was added as an afterthought and is forgotten after the first chapter. Character interactions are forced. Rules are convoluted to cover the plot holes and plot devices are just...ugh.

Narrator was pretty much the only good thing about this audiobook. Definately getting my credit back from this one.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Age of Swords

  • The Legends of the First Empire, Book 2
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,871
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,447
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,426

Raithe, the God Killer, may have started the rebellion by killing a Fhrey, but longstanding enmities dividing the Rhune make it all but impossible to unite against the common foe. And even if the clans can join forces, how will they defeat an enemy whose magical prowess renders them indistinguishable from gods? The answer lies across the sea in a faraway land populated by a reclusive and dour race who feel nothing but disdain for both Fhrey and mankind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too slow paced

  • By A. Bunting on 07-28-17

Facepalm

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

The first book was a little awkward with the random new inventions, but this time it's just unbearable. I can almous smell the gunpowder and industrial revolution coming from the next book.

12 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Eragon

  • The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1
  • By: Christopher Paolini
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,620
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,705

When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful and Enjoyable

  • By Mary S. Murray on 02-23-04

Boring

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

Reviewed: 06-06-17

From the first encounter with the dragon, this book is boring. I can usually listen a book even if it is somewhat uninteresting, but this one made me moan outloud with every clishe and forced mystery.

  • The Fate's Forsaken Omnibus

  • Books 1-2 and Prequel Novella
  • By: Shae Ford
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 37 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,389
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,301

Books 1, 2, and the prequel novella of the Fate's Forsaken series. The series follows the adventures of Kael: a young man who is thrust from his home in the Unforgivable Mountains and onto a hero's path. The journey is long, the battles are fierce - nearly all of his companions are outlaws. And Kael's rotten bad luck seems to make everything worse. This is his story.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Series

  • By Ariellah on 10-19-15

Infuriating

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

Reviewed: 06-04-17

Did not finish. Heavily romanticized casual fantasy with unrelatable and idiotic characters. Small mistakes are to be expected in any fantasy, but the end of book 2, I was ready to slap the author all the way back to plot developement 101.

  • Fimbulwinter

  • Daniel Black, Book 1
  • By: E. William Brown
  • Narrated by: Guy Williams
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,070
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 996
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 998

Summoned to a world in the midst of apocalypse, Daniel Black would have his hands full just staying alive. Add in refugees, desperate soldiers, scheming nobles and a pair of thoroughly wicked witches, and life is going to be very busy indeed. Good thing he has magic of his own to even the scales. But will even that be enough?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Alright

  • By Angel Manuel Ortiz on 06-25-16

Good book with much needed honesty.

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

Reviewed: 04-19-17

Refreshing and honest take on the society of medieval times. People seeking yet another romaticized and honorable fantasy with strong female heroines should look elsewhere.

Sure, the book had more porn than is deemed "acceptable" by some, but to me it just made the world seem more real.

Definately worth a read even if the plot is somewhat predictable.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful