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  • Mage-Provocateur

  • Starship's Mage: Red Falcon, Book 2
  • By: Glynn Stewart
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226

Captain David Rice and Mage Maria Soprano have made their choice, signing up with the Martian Interstellar Security Agency and converting Red Falcon into a covert operations ship for the Protectorate. Their new duties drag them back into the very underworld they once strove to escape, intentionally provoking the Azure Legacy into a renewed conflict. They find unexpected allies with secret agents from Legatus’s rebellion against Mars as they seek to stop Mikhail Azure’s Blue Star Syndicate from being reborn.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, Bad Narration,

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-13-18

Book 2, still four stars in my opinion...

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

Reviewed: 02-16-19

I enjoyed the story, but felt it slow at times, and not as full of action as the previous series. Again, the narrator was changed, which is not acceptable to me.

Additionally, in my opinion, the narrator, while good, did not fit this book. Also, I felt she did not capture a male voice very well.

  • Interstellar Mage: Starship's Mage

  • Red Falcon Book 1
  • By: Glynn Stewart
  • Narrated by: Ian Gordon Jennifer Gill
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308

Captain David Rice has a new ship, a new crew, and a new set of Jump Mages to carry him between the stars. All he wants is to haul cargo, make money and keep his head down. His past, however, is not so willing to let him go. An old enemy is reaching out from beyond the grave to destroy any chance of peace or life for Captain Rice - and old friends are only making things more complicated!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, terrible narrators

  • By Andreas on 01-04-18

A change...

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

Reviewed: 02-16-19

I preferred the action and characters in "Starship Mage"! I enjoy this book, albeit, not to the same extent as the previous series. Also, I do not like it when the narrators are changed. While they were good, just not the same, which changed my perception. On a different author, they may have worked for me.

  • Rumors of War

  • Green Zone War, Book 1
  • By: Jake Elwood
  • Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Tom Thrush thinks basic officer training is tough until he joins the frigate Kestrel and finds out what tough really means. The crew resents him. The first officer is actively hostile. As the ship hunts pirates in deep space, Tom struggles to fit in and wonders if things can get any worse. They can. A devastating attack leaves the ship crippled with half the crew dead or dying. The senior officers are wiped out, leaving a terrified sublieutenant in the last place he wants to be.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It’s good a good set up book.

  • By Shawn on 10-04-18

Not my favorite...

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

In my opinion, this book started slow and had rare moments of action. I was also put off with the lead character's painful development.

I am debating on whether or not to get the next book. Maybe the author will hit his stride!

  • Warbreaker

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 24 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,732
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,715

Warbreaker is the story of two sisters who happen to be princesses, the God King one of them has to marry, the lesser god who doesn't like his job, and the immortal who's still trying to undo the mistakes he made hundreds of years ago. Their world is one in which those who die in glory return as gods to live confined to a pantheon in Hallandren's capital city and where a power known as BioChromatic magic is based on an essence known as breath that can be collected only one unit at a time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Favorite Sanderson Yet

  • By Carol on 09-10-17

Slow to start...

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

Reviewed: 02-02-19

I really enjoy Brandon Sanderson as an author and have most of his book in audio format. Some like Mistborn start strong and keep building, others like Elantris took time to develop.

This book was frustratingly slow, and rambled (in my opinion)! The story was there, but I guess I was expecting more action and didn't get it until after over 40 chapters (except for the prologue)!

Towards the end, the plot was revealed, and more action ensued, and the beginning of the book became more clear, albeit, still not exciting.

  • Skyward

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,398
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,855
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,840

From Brandon Sanderson, the number one New York Times best-selling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, and the internationally best-selling Mistborn series, comes the first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world at war for humanity's future.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you like Ender's Game or Sanderson check it out

  • By Kingsley on 11-08-18

Great story, but...

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

Reviewed: 02-02-19

The lead character is a strong-willed, brave and snarky 13-year-old, which I enjoy having in my books. Unfortunately, the author, in my opinion, change her character to be more fearful, and willing to second guess her bravery. I took away one star because of this discrepancy!

However, the book had an intriguing ending, and the character profile was redeemed!


  • Street Rats of Aramoor

  • Street Rats of Aramoor, Book 1
  • By: Michael Wisehart
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 632
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630

Ayrion has been training to fight since he was old enough to walk. As far back as he can remember he’s always had one dream - to be the youngest warrior of his clan. Unfortunately, Ayrion learns the hard way that being the best isn't always a good thing. After a tragic accident rips away his dreams and leaves him without a home, Ayrion heads south to the capital city of Aramoor in hopes of starting a new life. That journey will test him in ways he had never expected, forcing him to use every ounce of his training just to stay alive.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Should be classified as Young Adult

  • By MissRed on 12-28-18

Enjoyable, but...

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

Reviewed: 01-27-19

I am always frustrated with an author that takes the lead character (especially a young person), has them going through the trials of becoming great, doing unbelievable tasks, only to rewrite the story making the character less than they were!

Bummer!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 6,423
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,997
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,999

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

So-so

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

While the concept was interesting, I did not care for the development of this story's "hero"! A lot of whining, albeit, he slowing started to become more forceful.

Not sure what I missed given all of the high ratings that this book received. The next book is also highly rated, but I doubt I will purchase it. I am often annoyed when I buy a book based on many positive reviews, only to not like it. Given the other reviewers, I guess it is just me! ;-)

  • Snake Eyes

  • By: John Conroe
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,164
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,029
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,029

What happens in Vegas...could kill most of the human race. When all trails lead Chris, Tanya, and their entire team to the desert gambling mecca, the stakes become the highest possible. Facing a hybrid demon werewolf, his death witch mother, undead strippers, and pregnancy cravings, Chris must rely on his team like never before if he's to have any chance at saving the race of man, not to mention a spot in preschool for his unborn kids.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Entertaining

  • By James on 11-21-18

Great story, but

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

Reviewed: 12-30-18

I would give this story a 4.5 star rating! Parts were good, but other parts didn't seem to be on par with previous books!

  • Forced Ascent

  • The Demon Accords, Book 7
  • By: John Conroe
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,822
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,715
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,715

Chris Gordon has never had an easy relationship with the White House. Now, after rescuing his goddaughter from a secret base in New Hampshire, it’s reached a new low. You drop one little asteroid onto the continental United States and the entire government goes crazy. On top of that Halloween is fast approaching and demons are popping through into our world every which way.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dissapointing and Annoying ending :/

  • By tjalfe on 10-23-16

Chris bites the dust, bummer!

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

Reviewed: 12-16-18

The author struggles to come up with a story idea, so in my opinion, punts!

I did not like many parts of this story, because Chris, the superhero, fails to be super and gets taken down. While the ending resolved in a positive fashion, it wasn't because of Chris taking charge and over-coming! I kept expecting the same level of performance as in the earlier books, didn't happen in this book!

  • Executable

  • The Demon Accords, Book 6
  • By: John Conroe
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,324
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,177

For 17 years Declan O'Carroll has lived quietly in the upstate Vermont town of Castlebury, waiting impatiently for a chance to get out and meet the great wide world. When an odd new girl appears in town, Declan finds out that the world might be coming to meet him. But the big question remains...who is in more danger? Declan or the world?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 1 in a million

  • By Chris on 01-08-16

I enjoyed this story, but...

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

Reviewed: 12-16-18

I prefer a straight story, so this segue into a different story was not appreciated, at the time. However, as I got into the story, I enjoyed it, especially the ending.

Not sure why the author decided to go this way, maybe he lost some ideas. One thing I didn't care for was the author starting to place more emphasis on sex. Adds nothing to the story.

The narrator wasn't as good changing his voice between Chris and Declan!