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  • Platoon F: Big Ass Bundle (Platoon F eBook Bundle 3)

  • By: John P. Logsdon, Christopher P. Young
  • Narrated by: John P. Logsdon
  • Length: 35 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

Lieutenant Orion Murphy is facing execution due to a military mistake, but he's offered a deal that will allow him to live. He must go through a physical transformation, take on the new name of Don Harr, and agree to lead a crew of misfits known as Platoon F. Over the course of nine missions, Captain Harr slowly begins to understand what the 'F' in 'Platoon F' truly means. Jump in today and grab nine missions (plus the bonus) that will seriously push the boundaries of insanity, absurdity, and reality. If you're looking for laughs, you'll find them in Platoon F! 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Funny... but not to me.

  • By Oma on 08-21-18

Funny... but not to me.

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

It tries to be funny but sexual harassment and being gay are just not funny to me. I recognize that "these are the jokes" but I have no urge to laugh... it is simply banal. Too bad because I want to like the charactures and find out what happens to them but then they mention the hero's name... Har, Don. Suddenly I just don't care.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Son of a Liche

  • The Dark Profit Saga, Book 2
  • By: J. Zachary Pike
  • Narrated by: Doug Tisdale Jr.
  • Length: 20 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 910
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 869
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 868

Still bruised and heartbroken from their last calamitous quest, Gorm Ingerson and his band of washed-up heroes try to make amends for the orcs they accidentally betrayed. But justice is put on hold when an old foe marches to the city gates. Gorm is horrified to discover a liche pitching the frightened city-dwellers on the merits of the undead lifestyle...at the head of a corpse army. To save the city from high-pressure sales tactics and an inevitable siege, the dwarf warrior and his misfit band hatch a harebrained scheme that lands them at the top of the king’s kill list.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book

  • By Kristi Brownfield on 05-14-18

Love love love this book!

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

Reviewed: 06-25-18

I liked the first book Orcanomics... even tho I often had the feeling I was missing some of the jokes. I mean I read a lot of fantasy sci/ fi but I know nothing of economics and have never played RPG. But the plot was truly character driven and I loved the characters... even the villains! Son of a Liche was even better! The characters evolve and grow, the plot thickens, and the book is funny without being silly (after all, everyone is allowed one quib).
Can't wait for the next one!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Traitor's Blade

  • Greatcoats Series, Book 1
  • By: Sebastien de Castell
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,217

The King is dead, the Greatcoats have been disbanded, and Falcio Val Mond and his fellow magistrates Kest and Brasti have been reduced to working as bodyguards for a nobleman who refuses to pay them. Things could be worse, of course. Their employer could be lying dead on the floor while they are forced to watch the killer plant evidence framing them for the murder. Oh wait, that's exactly what's happening. Now a royal conspiracy is about to unfold in the most corrupt city in the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Adventure Fantasy

  • By Scott Simons on 06-19-18

Beautiful voice ugly story

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

Reviewed: 06-25-18

The readers voice was enchanting and the banter was engaging but there was too much violence against children. Not for the materially sensitive.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Vesik Series: Books 1-3

  • Vesik Series Box Set
  • By: Eric Asher
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 28 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,218

This omnibus collection includes Days Gone Bad, Wolves and the River of Stone, and Winter's Demon. That's three complete novels of Damian's dark, gritty, and occasionally hilarious urban-fantasy adventures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Never a dull moment.

  • By Troublemer(tammy hovey) on 01-21-17

I tried to like this book

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

Reviewed: 03-29-17

It has everything I like but somehow it misses the mark. I really wanted a new series after Dresden and Kate Daniels and Atticus but even though I listened to the whole damn 28hrs I just didn't care enough about any of the charactures.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Hanging Tree

  • Rivers of London, Book 6
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,777
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,648
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,644

Where the Marble Arch stands today in London was once the Tyburn gallows - also known as The Hanging Tree. The walk toward those gallows along Oxford Street and past the Mayfair mansions has a bloody and haunted history as the last trip of the condemned. Some things never change. For both blood and ghosts have returned to those mansions of the super-rich. And it's up to Peter Grant - England's last wizard and the Metropolitan Police's reluctant investigator of all things supernatural - to get to the bottom of the sinister doings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Continuing Splendor of Peter Grant

  • By Tim on 02-01-17

best one yet! glad Leslie got her face back.

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

Reviewed: 02-02-17

I want to learn how to fly too! this one was action packed. Nightingale kicked butt!

  • Deadly Election

  • The Flavia Albia Mysteries, Book 3
  • By: Lindsey Davis
  • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

In the first century AD, during Domitian's reign, Flavia Albia is ready for a short break from her family. So in July she returns to Rome, leaving them at their place on the coast. Albia, daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, who is now retired as private informer, has taken up her father's former profession, and it's time to get back to work. The first order of business, however, is the corpse found in a chest sent as part of a large lot to be sold by the Falco family auction house.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • To many characters

  • By David on 01-18-17

albia grows on me

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

Reviewed: 09-13-15

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The first Albia book was only so-so... and suffered just by not being Falco. Albia seemed pretencious and the fun so clear with Marcus Didius was gone. Now it's back. Even with this slightly too straight reading I defy anyone not to laugh at the auction where the bear's head is full of maggots, the dog humps his master, and a body falls out of the strongbox. Again.

  • Nice Dragons Finish Last

  • Heartstrikers, Book 1
  • By: Rachel Aaron
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,591
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,156

Audie Award, Fantasy, 2016. As the smallest dragon in the Heartstriker clan, Julius survives by a simple code: keep quiet, don't cause trouble, and stay out of the way of bigger dragons. But this meek behavior doesn't fly in a family of ambitious magical predators, and his mother, Bethesda the Heartstriker, has finally reached the end of her patience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Almost shockingly wonderful.

  • By Leon Miller on 07-26-15

great book.... amazing narrator!

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

Reviewed: 09-01-15

Vikas Adam is one of the best narrators i have ever had the pleasure of listening to. The reader can make of break a book... Barbara Rosenblat, Bonson Pincot, Jim Daley are legends and now Vikas Adam will join my list of people i will happily listen to reading a laundry list.
But 'Nice Dragons' was a great book to begin with. Likeable loser, damsel in distress (who manages to save herself), uncomplicated warrior and a very complicated setting all make this action packed story wonderful.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hard Day's Knight

  • Black Knight Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: John G. Hartness
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 731
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 669
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 671

This is not your ordinary fall weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina. Vampire private detectives Jimmy Black and Greg Knightwood have been hired to save a client from being cursed for all eternity, but end up in a bigger mess than they ever imagined. Suddenly trapped in the middle of a serial kidnapping case, Jimmy and Greg uncover a plot to bring forth an ancient evil. Soon, they've enlisted the help of a police detective, a priest, a witch, a fallen angel, and a strip club proprietor to save the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hard row to hoe, but well done!

  • By Author Tonia Brown on 03-17-15

great start

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

Reviewed: 08-04-15

vampires, angels, zombies, witches... what's not to like? the only weakness is all the exposition but it is needed in a first book for 'world building'. the nerdy vampires seem to be having a great deal of fun and it was a joy to be taken along on the ride.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Shadow Revolution

  • Crown & Key, Book 1
  • By: Clay Griffith, Susan Griffith
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 224

As fog descends, obscuring the gas lamps of Victorian London, werewolves prowl the shadows of back alleys. But they have infiltrated the inner circles of upper-crust society as well. Only a handful of specially gifted practitioners are equipped to battle the beasts.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Blah

  • By Michael on 07-09-15

louder and funnier

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

Reviewed: 07-14-15

It SHOULD have been good... Victorian setting? check. Supernatural elements? check. Some attempts to add science? check. Interesting people? check. But there was no sense of FUN. No witty comments, no repartee, no tongue in cheek. No thank you.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Good Omens

  • By: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,878
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,805
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,832

The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You'll laugh yourself silly

  • By goddess_of_pipework on 11-28-15

Good Omens is the best book ever written.

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

Reviewed: 04-01-15

I always recommend this book to people who are not yet addicted to reading... its a good way to seduce them into the habit.