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  • The Monster Spawn

  • A LitRPG Series, Adonis Rebirth #1
  • By: Deckhard Davis
  • Narrated by: David Loving
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

Nathan Attis wakes up with no idea where he is, how he got there, or why his memories of the last few days are gone. He's more than a little perturbed to discover that he is dead, but it's not the end of the world. Due to his being in the army, he gets a second chance at existence in a fantasy VR game called Adonis Rebirth. But there's a problem with his transition into the game. His consciousness isn't loaded into a player character, but instead is transplanted into a beast who lives in the bowels of a mountain. Soon, hero players are going to come to kill him....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Audio quality was poor.

  • By cosmitron on 06-08-18

Excellent Book

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

I thought this was an excellent book with a solid storyline. Personally, my only complaint is that it was too short. I loved the story and really wanted more!

The book reminded me of the Divine Dungeon series, but with some major differences. The description provided is actually pretty solid. In a world where your consciousness can be downloaded into a virtual environment after you die (think almost The Matrix) a recently deceased soldier awakes to find himself already in the simulation. However, instead of reappearing in human form, he is in the body of a monster and in a cave that people will be coming from far and wide to try and conquer. Like many video games, the players and the main character must level up, make discoveries, make items, use magic, and hone abilities.
I definitely loved this book and hope that the author continues with future books.

The narrator gave a solid performance. I look forward to listening to him in any future books.

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.

  • Come to the Tower, Love

  • Northeastern Gothic Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Lisa Greer
  • Narrated by: Daniela Acitelli
  • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12

Teacher Morgan Peers has gone from living a tough life to becoming an heiress nearly overnight. When she inherits Woodmere Manor in the Hudson Valley in New York from her estranged father, she makes big plans for the future, but the past still holds sway over the fog shrouded mansion. Morgan begins to question her sanity when she sees a ghost and learns about the tortured history of the house, and its five tower rooms.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • More Gothic Romance...

  • By Reg on 04-07-17

Decent Romance / Scary Story

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

This is an average scary story/romance audiobook. I liked the premise of the book and many of its elements a lot. I'm not much of a fan of romance stories, but the book description sounded good... So needless to say that I found the romance aspect a little dull. I also a few of the aspects of the story a little unbelievable. At only about 3 1/2 hours, I would have also liked it to be a little longer instead of carrying over to the next book. However, all-in-all I thought the story was decent and I would definitely recommend it if you like or don't mind romance books.

The narrator was good for most of the story, but some of her voices seemed a little ridiculous... She was otherwise a good narrator, but the voices bothered me.

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 Science of Interpersonal Relations

  • A Practical Guide to Building Healthy Relationships, Improving Your Soft Skills and Learning Effective Communication
  • By: Ian Tuhovsky
  • Narrated by: Randy Streu
  • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

From first dates and successful relationships to friends, colleagues, and new acquaintances, unlock the hidden secrets to successful communication with anyone and learn to flourish in any environment. Guaranteed to change the way you think about relationships forever, The Science of Interpersonal Relations empowers you to identify those communication skills you need to work on and develop powerful techniques that will ensure your interpersonal relations thrive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The science of interpersonal relations

  • By Deedra on 06-25-18

Excellent and Useful Information

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

This was a really great book of practical advice and information. There were actually a couple of times that I thought the author was talking directly to me with some of the tips that I can see myself actually using in my day-to-day life.
I definitely recommend this for just about everyone.

The narrator was absolutely perfect. I can't imagine anyone could have done a better 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.

  • Deadly Shore

  • By: Andrew Cunningham
  • Narrated by: Greg Hernandez
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

It's July 5th, and the Cape Cod roadways are clogged with tourists heading home from the holiday weekend and trying to outrun an approaching potentially catastrophic hurricane. But in the blink of an eye, their lives are thrown into chaos when terrorists bring down the bridges to the Cape. Instantly, a half million terrified people have no way to escape. And when the terrorists threaten to release anthrax on the captive population if their demands aren't met, fear turns to all-out panic.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 02-27-17

Fast-Paced Thriller

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

There is definitely no lack of fast-paced action in this book. It definitely kept my attention. The description provided above was pretty good and accurate to describe the story.
Most of the characters seemed realistic and the story was good. I would mind reading others from the same author and maybe with some of the same characters.

The narrator was good, but there were a few times that he lost me. All-in-all he 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.

  • Revelation

  • Demon Kin
  • By: T.R. Lester
  • Narrated by: David S. Dear
  • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

When I was four years old, my inept biological parents decided they wanted to summon a demon. They planned to summon one and control him so they could gain riches. However, they didn't realize you can't control a demon, you can only enter into an agreement with them, and so their demon was able to walk out of the summoning circle that they didn't close properly.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Revelation

  • By zoe on 02-10-17

Start of a Very Different Series

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

This story was very different from the fantasy novels we usually read and told from a very different perspective than we are used to. The Audible description did pretty well with this book in summing up the plot of the book. It was a little on the short side, but that isn't necessarily bad. It did end in a cliffhanger, which I generally hate out of principal, but I plan to continue with the next book.

The narrator did a very good job. I hope he narrates any future books in 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.

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  • Drop Team Zero

  • By: Jake Bible
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

With the War treaty signed, the Galactic Fleet is now on permanent stand down. But a treaty doesn't mean an end to the violence, corruption, piracy, or tyranny in the galaxy. The Galactic Fleet's solution is a crack team of Special Ops Marines: Drop Team Zero. Made up of the absolute fighting best from humans, alien races, hybrids, and even AI androids, Drop Team Zero is called on to handle the worst of the worst, missions that others would tag as pure suicide. But when Drop Team Zero arrives, the only threat of suicide is for the ones that stand in their way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Series Start

  • By Deborah on 02-15-17

Awesome New Universe

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

This audiobook was a great start to what will hopefully be a great series. The universe the author created was fascinating and I couldn't help thinking of Star Wars and other sci-fi stories with many different alien races.
The book follows an elite group of mixed soldiers who encounter more than they bargained for on a mission. I thought the story was great and the characters seemed real. I was really drawn in and couldn't stop listening.

I thought the narrator did a really great job with tone, pace, and all of the different characters.

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.

  • Fade to Black

  • The Weir Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Sue Duff
  • Narrated by: Christopher James Mayer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Ian Black is an illusionist with a talent for keeping secrets. College student Rayne Bevan has a gift for uncovering them. She suspects that the popular performer's skills extend beyond the stage and that he's the area's mysterious and elusive defender of the innocent. In her efforts to uncover the truth, Rayne is swept into the hidden world of the Weir, a magical race who struggle to prevent Earth from self-destructing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Magic, adventure, action, touch of romance

  • By Montzalee Wittmann on 11-27-17

Interesting Concept

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

This was a very good book with an interesting concept and new spin on a superhero story. I would classify it as fantasy but had more of a new-age feel to it than most magical stories. There was a bit of a love story thrown in, but I wouldn't call it a fantasy romance.
I'm looking forward to listening to other titles from this author.

The narrator also did pretty well and was a good fit for the book.

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.

  • Shadow Sight

  • Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective Series
  • By: E. J. Stevens
  • Narrated by: Traci Odom
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 187

Welcome to Harborsmouth, where monsters walk the streets unseen by humans...except those with second sight, like Ivy Granger. Ivy Granger's second sight is finally giving her life purpose. Ivy and her best friend Jinx may not be raking in the dough, but their psychic detective agency pays the bills - most of the time. Their only worry is the boredom of a slow day and the occasional crazy client - until a demon walks through their door. Demons are never a good sign.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A solid start.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 12-03-14

Creative Fantasy

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

I liked the writing style of this author and especially liked all of the magical creatures and monsters and the way the author portrayed them in the world created for this book. Great story with good characters and setting.

The narrator was perfect for this story and 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.

  • Heretic

  • The Singularity, Book 1
  • By: David Beers
  • Narrated by: Sean Patrick Hopkins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

In the early 21st century, humanity marveled at its greatest creation: artificial intelligence. They couldn't foresee the consequences of such a creation. Now, in a world where humans must meet specifications to continue living, a man named Caesar emerges. Not meeting specifications - indeed, thinking things no human should - eyes fall on Caesar, eyes that could kill him or lift him up, lead him to tragedy or revolution.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Patience is a virtue...

  • By SpiegMan on 12-01-16

Good Story and Writing, But a Little Slow

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

I thought that the writing and story were good in this book, but overall I thought it was a little slow and I lost interest several times before coming back to finish it.
The plot follows an average age-old story of AI taking over and humans fighting back. Having been done before doesn't mean it can't be done again, but I did think it made the book a little predictable.

The narrator was above average, but not excellent.

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.

  • Time Bomb Ticking

  • Die-Hard Patriots, a Political Thriller Series, Book 1
  • By: Hyrum Laney
  • Narrated by: Richard Rieman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Espionage was nothing new to Captain Larry McGraw and the crew of the USS Charlotte, a Los Angeles class fast-attack submarine. But this mission certainly was. Docked onto the hull of his sub was the new, state-of-the-art Advanced SEAL Delivery System, complete with 16 highly trained SEALs. Orders from the White House were simple, yet clear. Penetrate the Bo Hai Bay - a mere 100 miles from Beijing - and linger while the SEALS conduct nighttime missions. Simple, as long as they weren't detected.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story but a little hard to follow.

  • By Karen on 02-03-17

Great Military Thriller

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

This was a very good military thriller. Another review said it reminded them of Clive Cussler or Tom Clancy and I couldn't agree more. The story follows that of a submarine and a SEAL team on a secret mission in Chinese waters. While on the mission, they make an astounding discovery and they are in a race to figure it out. I couldn't put this one down and thought that the story, characters, and writing were all excellent.

The narrator did a very good job as well. He was perfect for this book.

5 stars all around!

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.