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  • The Hunted

  • Hunter Circles Series, Book One
  • By: Jessica Gunn
  • Narrated by: Shannon Condon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14

I'm Krystin Blackwood, and I've only ever been good at one thing: killing demons of Darkness. But at 24, I'm about to face my toughest challenge yet: shifting from working alone to joining a team of three other Hunters. Newbie Hunters. They don't know their magik, they barely know their place in the world, and when they find out the secrets I've been carrying, they'll definitely decide it's safer if they don't know me. But unfortunately for them - and me - Darkness has other plans.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fast-paced new urban fantasy story with demon hunt

  • By Julie S. on 10-19-18

Pretty decent

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was a decent paranormal/urban fantasy novel. The story was OK. There was a good amount of action and the demon elements were cool. The narration was decent. Every so often, I could hear a bit of background noise (like a page turning) but it wasn't so bad that it ruined the experience for me. I just point it out becuase I noticed it. All in all, this wasn't the best book I've listened to, but it was FAR from the worst. I'd be open to giving book 2 a try when it comes out.

  • For Which We Stand: Ian's Road (A Five Roads to Texas Novel)

  • By: Joseph Hansen, Phalanx Press
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

El Paso wasn’t the Promised Land that Ian and his crew had hoped for, but it wasn’t a total bust either. The concept of a safe haven in today’s world was a fool’s errand at best. This was the consensus of their tiny band and to keep moving their only salvation. While others waited in their pens, the four from the private security company moved on, taking on as many they could help, in hopes that they too would join the fight. Their journey was long and arduous, but it was worth it...they hope.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great continuation of Ian's story

  • By Kel J on 10-21-18

Great zombie fiction

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I have really enjoyed the other Five Roads to Texas books. This was just as good, in my opinion. Andrew Wehrlen did a great job of bringing this book to life. If you are a fan of the zombie apocalypse genre, you should definitely pick these books up.

  • Rogue Dungeon: A litRPG Adventure

  • The Rogue Dungeon, Book 1
  • By: James Hunter, eden Hudson
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452

Roark von Graf - hedge mage and lesser noble of Traisbin - is one of only a handful of Freedom fighters left, and he knows the Resistance’s days are numbered. Unless they do something drastic... But when a daring plan to unseat the Tyrant King goes awry, Roark finds himself on the run through an interdimensional portal, which strands him in a very unexpected location: an ultra-immersive fantasy video game called Hearthworld. He can’t log out, his magic is on the fritz, and, worst of all, he’s not even human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fantasy realm collides with Virtual Reality

  • By Ray Johnson on 10-01-18

Fantastic book, highly recommend!

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Often, I think LitRPG books are better for those of us that are gamers. Every once in a while, though, I find some that I think would be appealing to more than just gamers. This is one of them. I thought the whole premise of the main character being from a fantasy world, instead of some version of Earth, was really cool. The humor and writing are engaging and fun. The narration by Nick Podhel is fantastic. Not that anyone familiar with him would think otherwise. He is one of my all time favorite narrators on Audible. So, if you like litrpg and/or fantasy, you should definitely pick this one up. Honestly, my only complaint is that it is a little short and I wish it was way longer.

  • Year's Best Hardcore Horror, Volume 3

  • By: Scott Smith, Nathan Ballingrud, Brian Hodge, and others
  • Narrated by: Angel Leigh McCoy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

It was a killer year for horror fiction of the harder kind. Authors, editors, and publishers presented readers with some startling works of horrific imagination, stories graphic in the extreme yet with subtleties suggesting larger meanings, tales that explore humanity by plumbing depths of soulless inhumanity and, in some cases, outright depravity. The stories here represent the best of them, disturbing tales that dig deep and take you into the dark heart of horror itself, unrelenting and unapologetic.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT ASSORTMENT!

  • By G C on 09-25-18

A solid horror short story collection

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was a great collection of horror short stories. I thought they were well narrated and very entertaining. I didn't love all of the stories, but I found I enjoyed more than I disliked. All in all, if you you want a good horror anthology, this would be a good one to go with.

  • Battle of Kinds

  • The Far End Prequel
  • By: C. A. Gleason
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

While witnessing a significant battle between rival kinds, a slave realizes what he wants for his life - but first he must escape the servitude of a powerful Efftrul leader.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great intro to a series I'd never heard of

  • By TU on 10-17-18

great intro to a series I'd never heard of

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was a great intro to this series. It was my first experience with it, and has made me want to give the rest of the series a listen/read. I thought the narration was pretty well done and the story was interesting and fast paced. I just added book 1 and 2 to my wish list for the next time I have some spare credits.

  • Cockblock

  • By: C.V. Hunt
  • Narrated by: Ramona Master
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Sonya and Callie discover it’s not just the men who verbally assaulted them on the street who’ve lost their minds; men everywhere have gone insane. And they believe they’ve found the origin of the mayhem. A radio in the kitchen is playing a hate-filled message against women, and it’s being delivered by the president. There’s only one way to stop the men from attacking women, and logic tells them they need to terminate the chaos at its source.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • ok then

  • By Tyler on 09-19-18

Wasn't for me

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was violent and graphic and a little much. I wasn't sure what to think of it. It kind of painted a really horrible picture of men in general and, for me, came across as a Trump bashing man-hater. I'm not really a supporter, but I'm tired of all the hateful rhetoric. I'm really just politacally fatigued and that has probably colored my feelings about this book. Basically, I'd compare this book to the Purge with mind control... I like horror. Blood and guts don't really phase me. I DO have trouble with rape in books. It often seems to be just for shock value. In this book's case, I'd say that is the case. I didn't get "the message" other reviewers have spoken of... But hey, that's just me. I suggest forming your own opinion.

  • The Final Day: The Full 24 Hours

  • By: S. W. Salzman
  • Narrated by: S. W. Salzman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

For Michael Roberts it was an ordinary day until the sirens began to blare. Then the evacuation order came through. The first step outside, he knew his world would never be the same. The city was in ruins. The people were people no more... changed into ravenous walking evil. Michael's true terror was about to begin....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A refreshing perspective on the zombie apocalypse

  • By Chris Miller on 08-22-18

so darn good, a must have!

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

So, I have enjoyed a few of S.W. Salzman's books that he has narrated. Seeing that he both wrote and narrated these books, I was quick to go for it. I am a huge fan of the zombie apocalypse genre and this was a great take on it. I absolutely loved the internal struggle the main character goes through in this book. It really changed the feel of the story and added depth to a genre that often lacks any. I would call this a must buy for any fan of the genre.

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  • Zombie Island

  • Still Alive, Book Two
  • By: Javan Bonds
  • Narrated by: S.W. Salzman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

The crew of the replica pirate ship, the Viva Ancora, is growing, and the characters of this cast are fulfilling their roles toward destiny. As the group swells, the need to clear the town of the infected and secure Guntersville Island becomes paramount. Isolation from the world will protect them from the naked, blue, undead cannibals - or will it?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hey Mo, is that a burning bridge I smell?

  • By Ray Johnson on 09-22-18

so good but I need mo!

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

So, this book was just as entertaining as the previous one. I laughed just as hard and I loved the addition of the new characters. The narration is still great and I can't wait for another book in the series!

  • The Next World - EXISTENCE - Book 1

  • By: Jeff Olah
  • Narrated by: Andrew Tell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18

Owen Mercer has battled the voices in his head for far too long. Plagued by debilitating anxiety, he was doing his best just to hold it together for his wife and his children. He wasn’t prepared for what was coming. No one was.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Same old, same old!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 10-09-18

all in all, pretty good

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

As a rabid fan of the zombie apocalypse genre, I was quick to give this book a shot. It is a little slow at first, but it does pick up and get itself on track. Andrew Tell was a great choice for the narrator. He does a great job of bringing the story to life and kept me engaged the whole time.

  • Virtues of the Vicious

  • By: Martin Wilsey
  • Narrated by: A. T. Shore
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Elizabeth Cruze came to Earth for one reason: to buy weapons. She never counted on ending up in prison. Never fear, though, she's not planning on staying there long. Special Investigator Neal Locke has made a career out of catching the most elusive and dangerous criminals. He's never failed to "get his man". When Cruze escapes from prison, Locke is tasked with tracking her down. She should be easy to find...all he's got to do is follow the trail of bodies. But Locke has been an investigator for a long time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth a Listen!

  • By Aaron on 10-15-18

overall, a good story

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was an entertaining sci fi story with a strong female lead. The story was put together well and the characters were interesting and engaging. The author does a good job of world building and paints a vivid picture of this future Earth. The narrator was decent. She has an interesting voice but came across a little lazy. All the dialog has the same slow, easy pace. The reason this slightly bugged me is because it's like that even during an action scene. To me, this didn't fit the tone of the scene. More urgency in her tone would have really helped. All in all, this was still an entertaining listen and I would continue the series if given the chance.