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Jeremy Moran

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  • Miss Hewitt Investigates the Return of the Ripper

  • By: Linda Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Julia Eve
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4

It is London 1915 and Great Britain is at war with Germany. Stylish lady detective Miss Isabel Hewitt's manservant Clarke is away in Flanders serving in the Royal Medical Corps. Isabel is anxious for his safety. On the Home Front she has become involved with the Women's Emergency Corps. Isabel is coping with her new life and then someone murders two girls from the WEC. These take place in Shoreditch and there are fears that Jack the Ripper may be back. Isabel is asked to investigate and she embarks on a journey which becomes both emotional and very dangerous indeed. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fun short mystery

  • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 08-22-18

Ripping Yarn

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

Linda Stephenson has created a wonderful world, giving us a peek into WWI Britain. The characters (including a flatulent pup!) are well formed and each have their own voice, and the book even touches on themes not often encountered in stories set in this time period. Wonderfully narrated by Julia Eve, Miss Hewitt's world is one to which I cannot wait to return.

  • The Peregrine Omnibus, Volume One

  • By: Barry Reese
  • Narrated by: Pete Milan
  • Length: 31 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

An adventurer. A man of mystery. A hero. Max Davies, newly moved to Atlanta, Georgia, finds himself unable to avoid danger, intrigue, and death. Donning the mask of The Peregrine, Davies seeks to bring justice to a world dying for it and peace to his own troubled spirit. And the only price he may have to pay is his soul.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • superheroes that are super good

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 08-11-17

Pulp Goodness

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

Reviewed: 11-09-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If they're into pulp/noir stories, than absolutely. It's 30 + hours of gripping tales from a universe that is both new to many listeners but at the same time familiar.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Very much. Since I listen in the car, I would catch myself staying in the car a bit longer after I've arrived at my destination just to finish the chapter or the entire story.

What about Pete Milan’s performance did you like?

You can tell that Milan enjoys this type of story. Despite the amazing number of characters and accents involved in this omnibus, Pete manages to make every one of them a unique one, and he pulls off the Max/Peregrine voice switch on a level with Kevin Conroy's switch between Bruce Wayne and the Batman.Fantastic work, especially considering just how much material there is!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

"When good is swallowed by the dark, there the Peregrine shall leave his mark"

Any additional comments?

While the book is mostly PG-13, there are a few sequences that tread perilously close to that R rating. Primarily gore and sexual violence, so be warned. Also, the end of the book contains a timeline of the entire "universe" that contains spoilers for later stories in the series.

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  • Superheroes in Prose, Volume Four

  • The Bend
  • By: Sevan Paris
  • Narrated by: Bryan Reid
  • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

If the past eight months have taught me anything, it's that being a superhero sucks. Here is why: I'm irreversibly bonded to M, an alien life form that only I can hear; I constantly have to be on guard to keep my secret identity secret-like; I fight supervillains like Dr. Villainous, Deathbot, and the Glop every other day; and the greatest, most hardest suck of them all - I pissed off Liberty, the world's greatest hero.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Galaxy is back!

  • By Jeremy Moran on 04-16-16

Galaxy is back!

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

Reviewed: 04-16-16

Have you listened to any of Bryan Reid’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Another fine performance by Mr. Reid! He keeps bringing it to a great series!

Any additional comments?

Can't wait for the next one. Sevan Paris keeps upping the ante and this series just continues to get better!

  • My Dear Watson

  • By: L.A. Fields
  • Narrated by: Melissa Hearne
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8

One of the most famous partnerships in literature yields, over time, to a peculiar romantic triangle. Sherlock Holmes. Dr. John Watson. And the good doctor's second wife, whom Doyle never named. In L.A. Fields's novel, Mrs. Watson is a clever woman who realizes, through examining all the prior cases her husband shared with the world's greatest consulting detective, that the two men shared more than adventures: they were lovers, as well.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too often tells instead of shows

  • By Charles Johnson on 02-27-15

The untold story behind the stories

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

Reviewed: 03-13-16

Any additional comments?

Melissa Hearne gives an outstanding performance in a book that takes characters we've known for long time down a different path. The story within the stories, if you will. Taking this look at Holmes and Watson's relationship may not be for everyone, but if you're willing to give it a listen, I think you'll find quite an entertaining, and even poignant, tale.

  • Superheroes in Prose, Volume Three: Paradigm

  • By: Sevan Paris
  • Narrated by: Bryan Reid
  • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

Have you ever been really good at something and not allowed yourself to do it? And I'm not talking about something small, like making cappuccinos (but that's a real talent, too, especially when you add the milk leaf, which Grace the barista is either incapable of or unwilling to do). No, I'm talking about something hugely, mind bogglingly big. Creating Star Wars Episode IV big. I'm talking about saving people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best in the series so far!

  • By Jeremy Moran on 03-13-16

Best in the series so far!

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

Reviewed: 03-13-16

What made the experience of listening to Superheroes in Prose, Volume Three: Paradigm the most enjoyable?

Bryan Reid has an excellent reading voice, and he manages to give life to multiple characters very effortlessly, switching from the evil Dr. Villainous to valley-girl Pink to the enigmatic M with ease.

Any additional comments?

Much like movie sequels, now that the first books have gotten the origin stories out of the way, the series can finally start really getting into the meat of the saga. The stakes are raised higher as Gabe begins to discover more about what it means to be a Hero and what his place really is in this world. And the cliffhanger ending will definitely leave you excited for the next installment! Great job all around!

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  • GodBomb!

  • By: Kit Power
  • Narrated by: Chris Barnes
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

It's 1995 in North Devon, England. There's a born-again revival meeting in a public building; the usual mix of the faithful, the curious, and the desperate. And one other - an atheist suicide bomber. He's angry. He wants answers. And if God doesn't come and talk to him personally, he's going to kill everyone in the building....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 01-14-16

Is God Real, and if so, Does God Give A Damn?

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

Reviewed: 02-01-16

Any additional comments?

I'm not entirely sure what I expected from this book, but it came highly recommended and was narrated by one of my favorites in Chris Barnes, so I gave it a whirl and was not disappointed.

It takes the eternal question of "Is God Real?" and manages to spin it into a gripping tale that, while not your "traditional" horror novel, still manages to deliver thrills, chills and gore. While I have listened to Chris Barnes' narration on many occasions, I was unfamiliar with Kit Power, but now I look forward to seeing what else they have in store.

With a varied group of characters and an ending you won't see coming, God Bomb is definitely worth your attention.

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  • High Moor 3: Blood Moon

  • By: Graeme Reynolds
  • Narrated by: Chris Barnes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

The war has begun...As the humans make their move against the werewolf threat in their midst, and civil war threatens to break the pack apart, John and Marie struggle to free the only person who can unite the werewolf factions against their common enemy: Marie's brother, Michael. However, their efforts may be for nothing. As tensions mount, the Moonborn prepare to combat the human aggression with an assault of their own; an attack that could spell doom for both man and werewolf alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Werewolf Series. Period.

  • By Dawnzilla on 12-18-15

A fitting end to an amazing trilogy

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

Reviewed: 02-01-16

Any additional comments?

Graeme Reynolds has brought us a fine end to his High Moor Trilogy, combining the fantastic of werewolves and the every day problems of immigration and government gone rampant. He manages to use his characters as a wonderful way to reflect many of the issues currently plaguing society and the UK in particular.

As always the book is ably narrated by Chris Barnes, who continues to bring his A game with perhaps his best performance yet, really cutting to the bone with some of the most visceral and most heartbreaking material of the series.

While we'll always want more of our favorite wolves, the trilogy has been brought to a wonderful end that even in its final pages still manages to draw directly from the headlines. You will not be disappointed!

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  • The Giddy Death of the Gays & the Strange Demise of Straights

  • By: Redfern Jon Barrett
  • Narrated by: Fiona Thraille
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17

A satirical romp through the lives of 20-something queer ne'er-do-wells in Wales. Caroline and her Dom live out their normal lives among the poverty, alcoholics, and street preachers of Swansea. But when Dom and his straight roommate fall in love - a passionate, secret, nonsexual love - their lives are transformed into a queer chaos. The battle between preachers and drag queens, skinheads and sex workers, boyfriend and girlfriend, is set to change the city forever in an inventive story that embraces queer life today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Looking for love in unexpected places

  • By Jeremy Moran on 06-19-15

Looking for love in unexpected places

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

Reviewed: 06-19-15

What did you love best about The Giddy Death of the Gays & the Strange Demise of Straights?

It's very well written, of course. It's a great look into the changing faces of love and sexuality and how one doesn't always correlate with the other. They also give a wonderful look into the edges at least of polyamoury and how it affects not only the lives of the people involved in the relationship, but the relationships around them.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Giddy Death of the Gays & the Strange Demise of Straights?

While the actual "linear" story is quite good, there are several flash forwards as well which, while they may spoil a bit of the story, they're very effective and brought me to tears.

What about Fiona Thraille’s performance did you like?

Excellent job! Her accent put you right in the midst of Swansea, and definitely makes you feel like you're there. She also never leaves any doubt about who is speaking, differentiating the characters effortlessly.

Any additional comments?

Phenomenal account of the changing face of relationships in the 21st century. Brought me to tears several times (which isn't good when you're listening while driving!). If you're not used to gender-neutral pronouns, it can be a bit distracting at first while you try to parse them, but trust me, they're there for a very good reason. Well done!

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  • Less than Human

  • By: Gary Raisor
  • Narrated by: Bryan Reid
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

The town of Carruthers, Texas, has seen its share of drifters and lowlifes but never anyone like Steven and Earl. They move from town to town, hustling the pool halls, raising a little hell, drinking a little blood. They sleep by day and hunt by night - the ultimate predators. The perfect life. Until now. A barroom brawl ends in disaster. The soil from Steven's grave has been stolen. A young boy's death sparks an all-out war between vampires and mortals, which will turn the local Frontier Day celebration into a bloodbath....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Showdown in Crowder Flats

  • By Glenda Boozer on 07-25-15

Not your average vampire story

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

Reviewed: 06-14-15

If you could sum up Less than Human in three words, what would they be?

Hustling. Not Sparkling.

What did you like best about this story?

Definitely the focus on Native American characters. Very under represented in fiction.

Which scene was your favorite?

Probably the scene in the graveyard. The pool scenes are also very well done- it's obvious the author has a lot of experience playing pool!

Any additional comments?

Bryan Reid delivers a fine performance, clearly defining the characters with his voice. My big complaint is that a lot of time, the author gets a little too deep into backstory and tends to stray farther from the plot than is necessary. But it does manage to tie up at the end, and you get to your destination, even if you're taking a bit more of a scenic route than you think you should.

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  • Sick Bastards

  • A Novel of Extreme Horror, Sex and Gore
  • By: Matt Shaw
  • Narrated by: Chris Barnes
  • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 138

A family will do anything to survive after a nuclear attack has left their world in ruins. Actions which even surprise them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sick bastards

  • By jey cee on 02-15-15

Exactly what it says on the tin. And more.

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

Reviewed: 03-05-15

Who was your favorite character and why?

Well, Brother is the POV character and the one we spend the most time with, so I would have to go with him. Although I don't know that there's any characters that are particularly "likeable". They are Sick Bastards, after all.

What does Chris Barnes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

As always, Chris Barnes brings his wonderful voice and energy to the story. Even though you may know what is coming and not want to go on, he keeps you on the line, wanting to hear what horrible, horrible things are next.

If you could take any character from Sick Bastards out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Once you've finished the book, I think you'll understand why you wouldn't really want dinner with any of these people.

Any additional comments?

It was a very good story, well written and well read. The tag line "A Novel of Extreme Horror, Sex, and Gore" is no lie. It treads on territory that is rarely taken on, and even more rarely done well. I'm glad I read it, but to be honest, I'm not entirely sure I'll ever read it again. But for those that enjoy seeing just how far humanity can descend, I highly recommend it. It's just not necessarily for me.

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