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Robert Junker

Seattle, WA
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  • Straight Outta Fangton

  • A Comedic Vampire Story
  • By: C. T. Phipps
  • Narrated by: Cary Hite
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171

Peter Stone is a poor, black vampire who is wondering where his nightclub, mansion, and sports car is. Instead, he is working a minimum wage job during the night shift, as being a vampire isn't all that impressive in a world where they've come out to mortals. Exiled from the rich and powerful undead in New Detroit, he is forced to go back when someone dumps a newly-transformed vampire in the bathroom of his gas station's store.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So funny, you'll die!!!

  • By Jason on 09-29-17

A Good Start to a New Series

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

It's always fun getting in on the ground floor of a new Urban Fantasy series. Getting to know the rules of the universe. Meeting the characters and situations that are involved. This book was a lot of fun to listen to and I look forward to the next book in the series.

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Where Loyalties Lie
    Best Laid Plans, Book 1
    
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    Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    26 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • Where Loyalties Lie

  • Best Laid Plans, Book 1
  • By: Rob J. Hayes
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Everybody knows Captain Drake Morrass is out only for himself. As the fires of a dying city burn on a distant shore, Drake sees an opportunity to unite the other pirate captains under his flag and claim a crown for himself. If he is to succeed, he will need allies, and the Oracle named Keelin Stillwater, the best swordsman in the isles, as his right hand. With enemy ships sailing his waters and setting fire to his cities, Drake Morass must somehow convince the other captains that his best interests are also theirs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loyalties

  • By Robert Junker on 08-06-18

Loyalties

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Fun book. A little slow to start but overall an enjoyable read. Looking forward to the next book in this series.

  • The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Adam Baldwin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,633
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,621

Have you ever seen a planet invaded by rampaging space mutants from another dimension or Nazi dinosaurs from the future? Don't let this happen to you! Rifts happen, so you should be ready when universes collide. A policy with Stranger & Stranger can cover all of your interdimensional insurance needs. Rated "Number One in Customer Satisfaction" for three years running, no claim is too big or too weird for Tom Stranger to handle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Someone owes me a new keyboard

  • By Aimee M on 05-24-16

An Over the Top Thrill Ride

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

Reviewed: 11-14-17

This audiobook was very entertaining and fast paced. It barely slowed down at all.
The narration was excellent. I hope the author does more with the character.
Audible 20 Review Sweepstakes Entry.

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  • Forsaken

  • The Exiled Crown, Book 1
  • By: Eric S. Fomley
  • Narrated by: Charlie Boswell
  • Length: 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Forsaken is the first tale of The Exiled Crown, an ongoing short story series. When a village is attacked by brigands, a vagrant princess takes it upon herself to see that justice is done at the point of a bloody sword.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A quick, fast-paced listen

  • By superstardrifter on 03-10-17

I Liked It

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

Reviewed: 03-16-17

What did you like best about Forsaken? What did you like least?

I received a promo copy of this for review purposes. I had never heard of this author before but was interested in listening to it. I was unsure where the author was going, but wound up enjoying it in the end. I will be looking for further installments in the future.
I can't say too much good about the narrator. There seemed to be no real difference in any of the character voices.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The way it ended.
The narrator.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

His voice seemed kind of boring.

Do you think Forsaken needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes. A sequel would be nice.
It was definitely left open-ended.

Any additional comments?

No.

  • The Voodoo Killings

  • A Kincaid Strange Novel
  • By: Kristi Charish
  • Narrated by: Susannah Jones
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

Kristi Charish's The Voodoo Killings introduces Kincaid Strange, not your average voodoo practitioner.... For starters, she's only 27. Then there's the fact that she lives in rain-soaked Seattle, which is not exactly Haiti. And she's broke. With raising zombies outlawed throughout the continental USA, Kincaid has to eke out a living running séances for university students with more money than brains who are desperate for guitar lessons with the ghost of a Seattle grunge rocker - who happens to be Kincaid's on-again, off-again roommate.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I devoured the audio of The Voodoo Killings

  • By kimbacaffeinate on 06-03-16

A Good Intro to Kincaid Strange

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

Reviewed: 05-27-16

This was a very enjoyable book
Kincaid was an interesting new urban fantasy hero.
One of the things I like best about urban fantasy books are the secret subculture that the author introduces us to. The Underground City has a lot of promise for future books.

  • The Venusian Gambit

  • By: Michael J. Martinez
  • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark, Kristin Kalbli
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

In the year 2135, dangerous alien life forms freed in the destruction of Saturn's moon, Enceladus, are making their way toward Earth. A task force spearheaded by Lt. Cmdr. Shaila Jain is scrambling to beat them there while simultaneously trying to save crewmember Stephane Durand, who was infected during the mission to Saturn and is now controlled by a form of life intent on reopening a transdimensional rift and destroying the human race.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book would make an amazing movie

  • By Yitzhak on 07-19-16

An Excellent Book

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

Reviewed: 03-14-16

Where does The Venusian Gambit rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very near the top. I will definitely relisten to the whole series.

What other book might you compare The Venusian Gambit to and why?

Naomi Novick's Temeraire series is the only one I can think of. And that still isn't that similar.

Which scene was your favorite?

Any part where they were on one of the Known Worlds in the Napoleonic timeline.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Weatherby allowed his daughter to negotiate with the Venusians.

Any additional comments?

I received a free preview copy of The Venusian Gambit because of an interview I did with the author for a podcast.
Ever since the first book, I have been very enamored of the Known Worlds from the second timeline. This book was no exception. Every time we got to visit a new world, I was fascinated. Getting to know a little more about the Venusian culture was great.
I'm hoping someday, Mr. Martinez will go back to the Known Worlds.

  • The Daedalus Incident

  • By: Michael J. Martinez
  • Narrated by: Kristin Kalbli, Bernard Clark
  • Length: 16 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 128

Mars is supposed to be dead. Bizarre quakes are rumbling over the long-dormant tectonic plates of the planet, disrupting its trillion-dollar mining operations and driving scientists past the edges of theory and reason. However, when rocks shake off their ancient dust and begin to roll seemingly of their own volition carving canals as they converge to form a towering structure amid the ruddy terrain, Lt. Jain and her JSC team realize that their routine geological survey of a Martian cave system is anything but. The only clues they have stem from the emissions of a mysterious blue radiation, and a 300-year-old journal that is writing itself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Winner ! Unique Story, Excellent Narration

  • By C. Hartmann on 08-19-13

Enjoyed This Book

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

Reviewed: 03-04-16

What made the experience of listening to The Daedalus Incident the most enjoyable?

The dual narrators.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Daedalus Incident?

Traveling to the colonized worlds of the solar system.

Have you listened to any of Kristin Kalbli and Bernard Clark ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Only the rest of the books in this series. It was all solid.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No.

Any additional comments?

I was first intrigued by the notion of a sailing ship crashing into Mars. Then I decided to read the book and was hooked.
Reading this book was a mix of old and new. Of seems plausible and outlandish.
The author deftly handled both timelines.
I really want to have more stories in the Known Worlds.

  • The Enceladus Crisis

  • Daedalus, Book 2
  • By: Michael J. Martinez
  • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark, Kristin Kalbli
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Lieutenant Commander Shaila Jain has been given the assignment of her dreams: The first manned mission to Saturn. But there’s competition and complications when she arrives aboard the survey ship Armstrong. The Chinese are vying for control of the critical moon Titan, and the moon Enceladus may harbor secrets deep under its icy crust. And back on Earth, Project DAEDALUS now seeks to defend against other dimensional incursions. But there are other players interested in opening the door between worlds…and they’re getting impatient.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The rare sequel that outperforms its predecessor

  • By Lauren M. Woods on 04-13-15

I Liked This Book

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

Reviewed: 03-04-16

What did you love best about The Enceladus Crisis?

The timeline featuring Weatherby.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Weatherby. He was the main focal point for his timeline.

What does Bernard Setaro Clark and Kristin Kalbli bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Having the two narrators brought a new level to the story.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No.

Any additional comments?

I was very much looking forward to reading The Enceladaus Crisis. Going back to the story of Weatherby and company.
For the most part, I wasn't disappointed.
This time around, Martinez decided to have two point of view characters in each timeline.
This slowed things down a bit. Not drastically, but from time to time. You wouldn't get back to the characters you wanted soon enough.
He also introduced some new and interesting characters in the Xan.
This was an interesting alien race and you didn't really get to know them enough.

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  • Trial of Intentions

  • Vault of Heaven, Book 2
  • By: Peter Orullian
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 32 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

The gods who created this world have abandoned it. In their mercy, however, they chained the rogue god - and the monstrous creatures he created to plague mortalkind - in the vast and inhospitable wasteland of the Bourne. The magical Veil that contains them has protected humankind for millennia, and the monsters are little more than tales told to frighten children. But the Veil has become weak and creatures of Nightmare have come through. To fight them, the races of men must form a great alliance to try and stop the creatures. But there is dissent.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Read

  • By Robert Junker on 11-17-15

A Good Read

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

Reviewed: 11-17-15

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes I would it was interesting abdit moved well for themost part.

Would you be willing to try another book from Peter Orullian? Why or why not?

Yes,definitely. The author seems to improving with every book.

What three words best describe Peter Ganim’s voice?

Clear
Crisp

Did Trial of Intentions inspire you to do anything?

Look forward to Book Three in the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful