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  • Runs in the Family

  • By: Kevin Ikenberry
  • Narrated by: Cici Kay
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

An outcast of the Eden Academy, physically unfit for military duty, and lacking a civil service assignment, Mairin Shields is going nowhere fast. With little hope of leaving the outer rim of the Milky Way, Mairin agrees to participate in a classified experiment offering her genetic perfection and a chance to see the galaxy. Now, armed with her great-grandfather's military knowledge and combat-refined instincts, Mairin is tasked with leading inexperienced troops in a war against a shadowy enemy using hauntingly familiar tactics.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting

  • By Cyn on 10-09-17

Above Average Science Fiction

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

This was a better-than-average science fiction story with some really cool key concepts and technologies. I’m sometimes quite surprised how good the writing is from authors previously unknown (to me at least). You wouldn't know that the author wasn't a best-selling book author straight from the bookstore shelf.
I’d definitely recommend this book for any fans of sci-fi, but I really think that almost anyone will enjoy the listen.

The narration was very good, but there were a couple of places that the narrator threw me off. Overall, it was a 4.5, but I gave a 5 because it was still well above average.

I requested and received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.

  • H.A.L.F. Origins

  • H.A.L.F., Book 3
  • By: Natalie Wright
  • Narrated by: Dylan White
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Alien predators attack Europe. A deadly virus spawns an epidemic. And a clandestine organization conspires to profit from chaos and forge a new world order. In this heart-pounding finale of the award-winning H.A.L.F. series, Tex, Erika, and the rest are in a race against time. They fought for their lives. Now they battle to save our species. As both alien and human forces line up against them, the destiny of all mankind is in the hands of these young warriors. And time is running out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ❤️

  • By Nomi on 12-22-17

Another Hit

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

This is the third book in the series and was just as great as the first two. If you haven't listened to those, you really need to go back and start at the beginning.
I am quite impressed at how good this series actually was. I didn't expect it to be bad, but it's always surprising when you get such great writing from an as yet unknown author. Keep it up Natalie!

Dylan White gives another great performance with the narration of this book. He has been great in this series. I hope I get to hear more of him in the future.

I requested and received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.

  • H.A.L.F.

  • The Makers
  • By: Natalie Wright
  • Narrated by: Dylan White
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

You've seen the aliens known as "the Greys" in movies and on TV. But what if everything you think you know about them is wrong? And what if the Greys are only the beginning? On a nondescript planet on the far side of the galaxy, the M'Uktah have evolved from a wolf-like predatory creature into a highly advanced species that has mastered intergalactic travel. They are cultured. Refined. And hungry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read book 1 first but awesome (tho hard to follow)

  • By coreybeth on 01-11-17

As Good As The First Book

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

This book was just as good as the first in the series. I would definitely recommend starting there if you are looking at this book. I don't think it would be quite the same without the backstory of the first book.

Narration and editing were both spot-on once again. 5 stars!

I requested and received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.

  • H.A.L.F.: The Deep Beneath

  • By: Natalie Wright
  • Narrated by: Andrew Tell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

H.A.L.F. 9 has taken his first breath of desert air and his first steps in the human world. Created to be a weapon, he proved too powerful for his makers, hidden from humans and sedated. H.A.L.F. 9 has escaped the underground lab he called home, and the sedation has worn off. He has never been more alive. More powerful. Or more deadly.Erika Holt longs to ride her motorcycle east until pavement gives way to shore. She bides her time until graduation when she'll escape the trailer she shares with her alcoholic mother and memories of her dead father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Got it for free, but a little in love

  • By Teaat3 on 11-01-15

Sci-Fi Adventure

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

I agreed to review all three books in this series. I didn't know what to expect when starting, but after this book, I can't wait for the next two. This was a great sci-fi adventure. I'd definitely recommend this book to just about anyone. I was surprised at how good it was. The author could easily match some of the bestseller authors we all know.

Narration was great for this book. I hope it's the same narrator for the rest of the series.

I requested and received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.

  • Dragonia: Rise of the Wyverns

  • Dragonia Empire, Volume 1
  • By: Craig A. Price Jr.
  • Narrated by: Reuben Corbett
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

The Resistance struggles to find a way to defeat the Dragonia Empire; all hope seems lost against the dragon riders, until they discover an island full of wyverns. Devarius has lost everything. His parents murdered, his sister kidnapped, and the new village he called home: destroyed. The Dragonia Empire has gotten out of control, destroying everything in its path searching for the Resistance. Devarius is left with little choice but to find the Resistance, join them, and hope he can help them defeat the Dragonia Empire once and for all to bring peace to the land of Kaeldroga.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun adventure.

  • By cosmitron on 06-12-18

Great Fantasy Adventure

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

This was a great fantasy adventure. I was sorry that it was so short. I really didn't want it to end. I will definitely be continuing with the series. I'd recommend for anyone interested in fantasy books. It sounded good but ended up being even better than I thought.

The book follows the main character as they flee the Empire following the destruction of their village. They travel across the continent looking for the fabled Resistance that opposes Empire rule. Along the way, they discover an isolated island full of wyverns. When they finally do find the resistance, they come to realize that the wyverns may be the only chance for the resistance to fight back against the empire's dragon riders and finally turn the tide against the empire.

The narration was quite good. All of the voices were perfect. Also, I didn't notice a single mistake with editing.

I requested and received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.

  • The Wind

  • Tales from a Revolution: West-Florida
  • By: Lars D. H. Hedbor
  • Narrated by: Shamaan Casey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Gabriel is a simple sailor, doing the bidding of his Captain and King, when he is swept up in a storm that changes his life in ways that he could never have anticipated. Carlotta yearns for her lost home, and is searching for her lost husband, but both remain elusive in a world that has been turned upside-down by forces far outside of her control. When the storm that is Governor Bernardo de Gálvez breaks over them both, neither will ever be the same - and nor will their world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Makes history so much fun

  • By KD on 10-17-18

Outstanding Listen

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

I'm a big fan of sailing stories, but this was more than just a story. It really was just an all-around excellent listen. I listened to the first hour, then listened to almost the entire rest of the book in one sitting. It was that good!
My ONLY complaint was that it wasn't long enough! When the book ended I wanted more!

The narrator did extremely well. I never once got caught up in his performance or had to go back to understand something. 5 stars.

If you like history, sailing stories, or are even considering this book... You will NOT be disappointed.

I requested and received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, narrator, or publisher in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.

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  • A Loop in Time

  • Time Loop, Book 1
  • By: Clark Graham
  • Narrated by: William Mark Woelfle
  • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

The mysterious pilot was brought into the military hospital unconscious. The base didn't know who he was. Some thought he was an alien, some thought he was a Russian spy all because of the unknown, yet highly advanced airplane he was flying at the time of his crash.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story that will occupy your imagination!

  • By Charles A.P. Wetherington on 10-11-17

Decent Listen

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

I wasn't sure if I would like this book going in, but it ended up being a decent listen for my morning commute. Overall, the story was good, though at points a little oversimplistic. That was good for me though because the book wasn't full of intricate details I had to pay close attention to while driving.

The narrator was average. He was good but there were a few places that the voice or tone didn't work and I had to back up and listen again. All things considered, he was a good narrator. I would listen to him again.

I requested and received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, narrator, or publisher in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.

  • Anstractor

  • Vestalia
  • By: Greg Dragon
  • Narrated by: Anisha Dadia
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19

Commander Rafian VCA is one of the most gifted Space Marines in the Anstractor Alliance. His life changes when an elite group of spies known as the "Jumpers" recruit he and his wife-to-be into their order. Rafian finds the Jumper training to be harsh, unorthodox and nothing like he expected. They separate him from his love and rob him of his memory before sending him off to another Universe.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Started out with promise but took unusual twist

  • By The Bookwyrm Speaks on 04-15-15

Surprisingly Good

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

I've had this book in my library for some time and completely forgot about it. I stumbled upon it a week ago and listened to it over the past few days. I'm a little sorry it took me so long to listen to it because it was quite good. Better than I expected. I'm almost certainly going to be continuing with the series. It's definitely a good listen for all of the sci-fi fans out there.

The narrator was good, but in a few places I thought the inflection was off a bit. Overall, a very good narrator.

I requested and received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, narrator, or publisher in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.

  • Dragon's Gift: The Protector Complete Series: Books 1 - 5

  • By: Linsey Hall
  • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
  • Length: 31 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

To the world, I'm a just a Conjurer. To my closest friends, I'm a FireSoul - a dangerous Magica with forbidden powers and a dragon's soul. The downside? If anyone discovers what I am, I'm dead. So I lay low, kicking butt with my weapons, not my magic. Things get ugly when I witness the murder of a powerful vampire ally and become the key suspect. Soon, I'm hunted by the sexiest, strongest supernatural I've ever met. Ares is an unheard of vampire hybrid, and it's hard to say if he wants to kiss me or kill me. I've got three days to catch the real killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Series

  • By Ruby McDemon on 10-29-18

Awesome Series

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

I originally listened to book 1-3 individually. I was happy to see there was a complete series option as well. This really is an excellent series for those who like magic and fantasy books. It's full of adventure, magical creatures, ancient artifacts... you name it and this series has it. I'm planning on listening to the entire collection from the beginning soon.

The narrator does an excellent job with this book. It's a very good performance. I wish she was the narrator for more of the books in my library.

I requested and received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, narrator, or publisher in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.

  • Celtic Mythology: Classic Stories of the Celtic Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters

  • Classical Mythology Series, Book 2
  • By: Scott Lewis
  • Narrated by: Oliver Hunt
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Do you want to learn everything about Celtic myths and Gods? Now you can follow the origins of the Celts, explore their unique myths, and dive into a world of Gods, Monsters, and Heroes! In this all-inclusive guide to Celtic Mythology, you will be able to follow the adventures of the Celts through history and understand the true meaning behind popular myths. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An interesting read

  • By cosmitron on 07-27-18

Great Book Series

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

I listened to this along with Greek Mythology (first in series) during my morning commute. I love mythology, so I already knew a lot of the material covered, but there was a lot that I forgot about and some new stuff as well. I'd definitely recommend!

The narrator also did a great job.

I requested and received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.