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  • As Flesh Turns to Metal

  • A Tale of Two Cyborgs
  • By: Robert Davidson
  • Narrated by: Rick Gregory
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Free-agent cyborg Zydeck Salinger has to blast, rip, and wind his way to Ophelia Branson, a girl who's been kidnapped from her Homeport on the edge of the Sol system. Along the way he will obviously fight creatures with tentacles; and clearly he will suffer seduction by a vivaciously green, three-legged woman; and without question he will free humanoid and slug females alike from slavish captivity; but will he bring home the girl? And if he does, will he do it with classic noir flash? Will he drink whiskey with a robotic arm?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great short story!

  • By Todd (Toad) Vogel on 09-20-18

Great short story!

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

Great little Sci-Fi story. It was a little slow to start but then it really picked up the pace. Zydeck Salinger is a free agent cyborg hired to find a missing girl. He encounters some strange aliens, some nasty and some naughty lol. A very enjoyable story and a great narration by Rick Gregory!

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  • Trackers

  • Trackers, Book 1
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,134
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,070
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,065

Estes Park police chief Marcus Colton and tracker Sam "Raven" Spears have never liked one another, but when a young girl goes missing in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colton hires Spears to help find her. Their search ends after a night of devastating horror. When word reaches Estes that the nation has been hit by a coordinated electromagnetic pulse attack, Colton and Spears are forced to work together again. But they quickly realize they aren't just tracking a killer - they are tracking a madman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • makes you think

  • By N.W.Wisniewski on 02-19-17

Another great book by NSS!

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

The trackers series is starting out to be another great post-apocalyptic series by Nicholas Sansbury Smith. I love his Hell Divers series and want to check out the rest of his work. The trackers series is a post EMP story with a little bit of nuclear fallout. It's more than just that though. This story is more of a murder mystery in the middle of the apocalypse. Great series so far and I'm excited to listen to the rest. I enjoyed most of the narration by Bronson Pinchot, although two of the character voices were a little bit off-putting.

  • Trail of Lightning

  • By: Rebecca Roanhorse
  • Narrated by: Tanis Parenteau
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138

While most of the world has drowned beneath the sudden rising waters of a climate apocalypse, Dinétah (formerly the Navajo reservation) has been reborn. The gods and heroes of legend walk the land, but so do monsters. Maggie Hoskie is a Dinétah monster hunter, a supernaturally gifted killer. When a small town needs help finding a missing girl, Maggie is its last, best hope. But what Maggie uncovers about the monster is much more terrifying than anything she could imagine.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The person you hire when the heroes fail

  • By Cynthia on 08-09-18

Can't wait for book 2!

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

Great story set in a post-apocalyptic future where most of the world has drowned in a flood. This takes place in Dinétah, a former Navajo reservation. The story is full of Navajo lore, God's, and monsters! Maggie is a monster Hunter and is gifted with clan powers that make her a more efficient killer. When a girl is kidnapped by a monster, Maggie is the only one who can help.

This author and narrator are both new to me. I really enjoyed the book. I think Tanis Parenteau was the perfect choice for a narrator and I hope she will continue to narrate the series.

  • FREE: The Jester (A Riyria Chronicles Tale)

  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,179
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,193

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A thief, a candlemaker, an ex-mercenary, and a pig farmer walk into a trap…and what happens to them is no joke. When Riyria is hired to retrieve a jester’s treasure, Royce and Hadrian must match wits with a dwarf who proves to be anything but a fool. Difficult choices will need to be made, and in the end those who laugh last do so because they are the only ones to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short and Very Satisfying

  • By Carol on 01-29-14

Great short

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

I mainly got this short story as a time filler between books. It was free and the narrator is one of the best! This was a great short and works well as a stand alone story but I'm sure I would enjoy it more if I listened to the whole series and knew a bit more about the characters.

  • Strange Weather

  • Four Novellas
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Joe Hill, Wil Wheaton, Kate Mulgrew, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,241
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,237

A collection of four chilling novels, ingeniously wrought gems of terror from the brilliantly imaginative number one New York Times best-selling author of The Fireman, Joe Hill.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • All Sizzle No Steak

  • By Constant Reader on 03-20-18

Great collection!

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

Excellent collection of 4 short novellas, although I did find the underlying political rubbish annoying. Great vocal talents as well! Will Wheaton and Kate Mulgrew are two of my favorite narrators, but all 4 did an excellent job!

The second story, Loaded, is my main reason for only giving this 4 stars. I absolutely hated this story. It was very well written, but filled with the author's personal and political beliefs. I have no problem with it, but it's not what I'm looking for in a book. Aside from that, the stories were all very creative and enjoyable.

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  • Resurrection

  • Tatterdemon Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Steve Vernon
  • Narrated by: Rick Gregory
  • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

In 1691, the town of Crossfall taught the witch Thessaly how to die. They beat her; they shot her; they hung her - but nothing worked. When they finally tried to bury her alive, Thessaly set the field against them. The first man died as a gust of wind harrowed the meat from his bones. A root, flung like a dirty javelin, cut a second man down. Many more deaths followed. The Preacher Fell impaled the witch upon her very own broom, but she dragged him down into the field to wait for three more centuries. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Tattered Tatterdemalion transforms terror

  • By Ray Johnson on 09-03-18

I want book 3!

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

This is the second book in the Tatterdemon Trilogy. I suggest listening to book 1 first. This does need to be listened to in order! Excellent horror story so far! Can't wait to see how the story wraps up in book 3. Love the narration by Rick Gregory!

  • Alien Smut Peddlers from the Future

  • By: Kent Hill
  • Narrated by: David Quimby
  • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

Porn. It’s a part of our society. But in the future, it has all but eclipsed every known form of currency. The creatures that control it are as terrifying in form as they are lustful for sexual gratification. And one of them has just crash-landed in the Wild West. Gold will glisten, blood will flow, many shall be massacred until a few brave souls call down the thunder. A thunder named Badlands Meredith. Part man, part machine, all bad ass. Ready your senses for the most shocking, the most offensive, the most incredible showdown in this alternate universe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Xratedterrestials skin their smokewagons out West

  • By Ray Johnson on 09-03-18

Comedic smut

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

Reviewed: 08-28-18

I grabbed this book because I needed a good laugh. I didn't really get many laughs unfortunately. Too many terrible poop references and the rest of the book was just obscene. There really wasn't much of a story. I did enjoy the narration! The narrator was the only reason I kept listening.

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  • Vision: A Story of Deep Time

  • By: Jesse Laeuchli
  • Narrated by: Alastair James Murden
  • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8

Sub-Major Clement, a reserve officer of the third expeditionary fleet is becoming increasingly disenchanted with the Imperial mission and the constant state of war required to keep the peace. When a strange set of circumstances allow him to take control of a Warmind, one of the highly sophisticated AIs running the conflict, he discovers the true nature of the war and the terrible weapon the AIs are designing. Clement must find a way out before the weapon, or whatever is driving the AIs to develop it, destroys them all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great novella from new author!

  • By Johnny on 11-25-17

Wasn't for me

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

Vision was an interesting Sci-fi short that I feel had potential to be a great story but was missing so much. There wasn't much world building or even character building. The story line wasn't bad. In the future, humanity is always at war. Supposedly it's how they keep the peace. Clement, the main character, takes control of the warmind AI and learns the truth about the war.

The narrator did a good job with most of the narration, but I didn't enjoy the very monotone AI voice. This takes place in the future. Google and Amazon's Alexa AI have voices that aren't monotone. The future should be better!

Overall, the story and narration we're just average for me.

  • Revenant: Book one of the Tatterdemon Trilogy

  • By: Steve Vernon
  • Narrated by: Rick Gregory
  • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

In 1691 the town of Crossfall taught the witch Thessaly how to die. They beat her, they shot her, they hung her - but nothing worked. When they finally tried to bury her alive Thessaly set the field against them. The first man died as a gust of wind harrowed the meat from his bones. A root, flung like a dirty javelin, cut a second man down. Many more deaths followed. The Preacher Fell impaled the witch upon her very own broom, but she dragged him down into the field to wait for three more centuries. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An ntense, graphic, and grisly gorefest

  • By Ray Johnson on 08-29-18

Good start to a chilling trilogy

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

Revenant is a good start to a chilling trilogy. The town of Crossfall has some old forgotten history that is coming back for revenge over 300 years later! Can't wait to see how the rest of the trilogy plays out. Excellent narration by Rick Gregory!

  • Bones Are White

  • The Color Series: A Collection of Scott Sigler Short Stories
  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Scott Sigler, Alec Volz, Veronica Giguere, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

A collection of nine horror stories created by New York Times best-selling novelist Scott Sigler. This audiobook brings you more of Scott's thought-provoking short stories from his five years of weekly storytelling, as well as a brand-new "Hunter Hunterson & Sons" story and a brand-new "Kissyman" tale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm a new Junkie , and I'm quite proud.

  • By shesonia on 02-25-17

A must for any Sigler Junkie!

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

Great collection of Sigler's short stories, some narrated by the author himself! Scott Sigler is one of the few authors that can pull off narration as well, and he does a fantastic job of it. The other narrators are great as well. All of the stories we're great but 3 of them I enjoyed more than the others. Kissyman & The Last Song was the first story and a great one. Thanks to the author's notes at the end, I've had a wonderful song stuck in my head since that I'd never heard before. The other two stories we're the last two. Hunter Hunterson & Son's are back for two more stories! Their first story are in Sigler's other collection of short stories, Blood is Red. It's about a crazy redneck family that hunts the supernatural. This book does contain language probably not suitable for a younger audience lol.

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