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  • No Shortage of Good Days

  • By: John Gierach
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 43

In No Shortage of Good Days John Gierach takes listeners from the Smokies in Tennessee to his home waters in Colorado, from the Canadian Maritimes to Mexico - saltwater or fresh, it's all fishing and all irresistible. As always he writes perceptively about a wide range of subjects: the charm of familiar waters, the etiquette of working with new fishing guides, night fishing when the trout and the mosquitoes are both biting, and fishing snobbery, a pitfall he seems to have largely avoided.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gratefully along for the trip

  • By RyanStampfli on 01-06-19

Gratefully along for the trip

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

I feel like I just came back from a fishing roadtrip about the America’s
Especially appreciated by fishermen or those with a family history of the affliction- I’m sure any reader would enjoy this witty book with its look into a sport, lifestyle, culture and necessity

  • The Royal Ranger: Duel at Araluen

  • Ranger's Apprentice, Book 14
  • By: John Flanagan
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

King Duncan and Princess Cassandra are trapped high in the south tower of Castle Araluen. In the north, Sir Horace and Ranger Commandant Gilan are besieged in an old hill fort as they wait for the Red Fox Clan's next attack. Ranger's apprentice Maddie must find the Heron brotherband and convince them to join her, so she can give her father the help he needs to break out from the hill fort and ride to confront the traitor. Will they reach Castle Araluen in time? And when the battles have been fought and the dust has settled, who will rule the Kingdom of Araluen?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another brilliant adventure

  • By RyanStampfli on 12-17-18

Another brilliant adventure

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

Reviewed: 12-17-18

Absolutely loved this latest story
I’m almost 40 and don’t consider these kids stories at all, they’re brilliant and appeal to many ages
Made some long drives in the Western Australian desert much safer due to the entertainment factor :)

  • War Demons: An Urban Fantasy Thriller

  • The Prodigal Son, Book 1
  • By: Russell Newquist
  • Narrated by: Scott Allen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22

Driven by vengeance, Michael Alexander enlisted in the Army the day after 9/11. Five years later, disillusioned and broken by the horrors he witnessed in Afghanistan, Michael returns home to Georgia seeking to begin a new life. But he didn't come alone. Something evil followed him, and it's leaving a path of destruction in its wake. The police are powerless. The Army has written Michael off. Left to face down a malevolent creature first encountered in the mountains of Afghanistan, he'll rely on his training, a homeless prophet, and estranged family members from a love lost.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fast paced read.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 07-06-18

A fantastic audiobook

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

Reviewed: 05-18-18

First and foremost - the performance by Scott Allen was superb!
His ability to voice identifiably different characters is fantastic, it really helps with keeping track especially when there is a lot of action!
Mr Allen can legitimately do the voices of varying age groups, genders and regional accents - I!love that! It makes a huge difference and feel so fake and detract from a story when done wrong, but in this book it’s done so well!!

It’s a great story, many twists and creative new takes on mythology and lore, great action, intrigue and suspense - a great supernatural thrill ride

  • Typhoon Fury

  • The Oregon Files, Book 12
  • By: Clive Cussler, Boyd Morrison
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,978
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,812
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,804

Hired to search for a collection of paintings worth half a billion dollars, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon soon find themselves in much deeper waters. Not only is the vicious leader of a Filipino insurgency using them to finance his attacks, but he has stumbled upon one of the most lethal secrets of World War II - a Japanese-developed drug, designed, but never used, to turn soldiers into superwarriors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best one yet...Loved it!

  • By Cheri L on 11-21-17

One of the greatest Oregon adventures!

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

Brilliant story, great villains - intelligent, diabolical, driven - not just convenient evil
Cabrillo and his crew are well challenged!!
Great setting and also pulling away from the traditional Cussler formula of multiple historic happenings that converge conveniently on the protagonists - this one relates to occurrences and items from the Second World War and is very plausible 5/5 stars

  • From a Certain Point of View (Star Wars)

  • By: Renée Ahdieh, Meg Cabot, Pierce Brown, and others
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Ashley Eckstein, Janina Gavankar, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,097

Experience Star Wars: A New Hope from a whole new point of view. On May 25, 1977, the world was introduced to Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, and a galaxy full of possibilities. In honor of the 40h anniversary, more than 40 contributors lend their vision to this retelling of Star Wars. Each of the 40 short stories reimagines a moment from the original film, but through the eyes of a supporting character.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No One has Raved About this yet?

  • By Michael J. Stewart on 10-05-17

An absolute joy to listen to

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

Everything from the dianoga, Cantina patrons and Rebel crews at Yavin - no point of view was missed!
This is one of the best short story collections since the old EU “Tales from...” - outstanding work!

And performances from the cast were excellent!

  • The Fall of an Overlord

  • A Prequel to the Calamity
  • By: Kevin Potter
  • Narrated by: Scott Allen
  • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

A city-sized dragon Overlord, a crippled wyrm bent on insurrection, and a sleek shadow dragon determined to protect her family. Does anyone win when catastrophic forces collide? After the horrors of the Dragon Wars in the distant future, the Earth is ruled by an elite subset of dragons called Overlords. Khellandrian, a fiercely proud azurite dragon crippled in his youth, leads an insurrection violating the most sacred laws of dragonkind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Listen

  • By lynda on 11-22-17

A brilliantly performed tale of dragons!

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

Reviewed: 10-30-17

Scott Allen provided a brilliant performance of Kevin Potter’s Fall of an Overlord: A prequel to the calamity!

It’s a deep and atmospheric fantasy story, definitely would recommend it to any fantasy fan who likes tales that are far from ordinary - instead of the usual human story, this is all from the point of view of dragons!

Scott Allen’s voice work was incredible, he performs so many different characters voices - ranging from the ancient to the very young, powerful to the weak, male and female and so on - can’t wait to hear his next title!