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Patrick Smith

PRETTY PRAIRIE, KANSAS, US
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  • The Brothers Cabal

  • Johannes Cabal, Book 4
  • By: Jonathan L. Howard
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528

Horst, the most affable vampire one is ever likely to meet, is resurrected by an occult conspiracy that wants him as a general in a monstrous army. Their plan is to create a country of horrors, a supernatural homeland. As Horst sees the lengths to which they are prepared to go and the evil they cultivate, he realizes that he cannot fight them alone. What he really needs on his side is a sarcastic, amoral, heavily armed necromancer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can never get enough!

  • By Mauricio on 12-27-14

missing material

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

audible lists this as book 5 but Wikipedia lists it as book 6. there is a whole novel and multiple short stories not available to audible. having them would make some of the references in here make more sense.

  • Knight's Shadow

  • Greatcoats Series, Book 2
  • By: Sebastien de Castell
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 20 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337

A few days after the horrifying murder of a duke and his family, Falcio val Mond, swordsman and First Cantor of the Greatcoats, begins a deadly pursuit to capture the killer. But Falcio soon discovers his own life is in mortal danger from a poison administered as a final act of revenge by one of his deadliest enemies. As chaos and civil war begin to overtake the country, Falcio has precious little time left to stop those determined to destroy his homeland.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Follow Up!

  • By @tone0189 on 01-30-18

amazingly original

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

Loved every moment of it. Beautifully dark, compared to the first installment. I loved how the now four heroes were fully flushed out.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Monster Hunter Files

  • By: Larry Correia, Jonathan Maberry, Faith Hunter, and others
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, Bailey Carr, Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,027
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,833
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,823

For well over a century, Monster Hunter International has kept the world safe from supernatural threats small and large - and, in some cases, very, very large. Now, join us as MHI opens their archives for the first time. From experienced hunters on their toughest cases, to total newbies' initial encounters with the supernatural, The Monster Hunter Files reveals the secret history of the world's most elite monster fighting force.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like most short story collections, a mixed bag

  • By Michael G. Potter on 10-27-17

awesome

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

Reviewed: 10-11-17

a truly great mash up if different authors views of the mhi universe. loved it.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Way into Darkness

  • The Great Way, Book 3
  • By: Harry Connolly
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401

What was once the Peradaini Empire is now a wasted landscape of burned, empty cities and abandoned farmlands. The Blessing, now more numerous than ever, continues to spread across the continent, driving refugees to the dubious safety of the city walls. Unharvested crops mean that few strongholds have enough provisions to last the winter, although most know the grunts will take them before starvation will. But hope survives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Both interesting and exciting through the end

  • By Sailfish on 10-15-16

fast ending

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

Reviewed: 10-10-16

excellent story but it ended way to quickly. it was wrapped up in to short am event.

  • The Way into Magic

  • The Great Way, Book 2
  • By: Harry Connolly
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282

Having lost the prince to the madness of The Blessing, Tejohn and Cazia are the only people who know of his plan to retrieve a secret spell that might - just might - turn the tide of battle against the grunts. But Tejohn's body is broken, and Cazia has been stripped of her magic. Worse, both are being held captive: Tejohn faces charges of treason in the lands where he was born. On the other side of the continent, Cazia is a prisoner of the Tilkilit queen, a creature with a desperate, deadly plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great reading, great plot, great characters!

  • By patrisi on 09-14-16

fantastic and addicting

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

Reviewed: 10-05-16

loved it. the characters have depth and the plot draws you in. well worth the read.

  • Warrior King

  • Odyssey One, Book 5
  • By: Evan Currie
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,576
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,451
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,449

Battle-weary after a desperate fight to save Earth from the Drasin alien onslaught, Confederation Captain Eric Weston is tasked with a perilous new mission. He and the crew of the Odysseus must hunt down those who unleashed the hellish attack on his homeworld and that of Earth's Priminae allies.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • too short. half a book. disappointed.

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-22-16

great story

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

Reviewed: 07-20-16

great story but while i enjoy this narrator in his other work he just doesn't seem to fit this one.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Detroit Christmas

  • A Grimnoir Chronicles Audio Drama
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 914
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 850
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 848

Private eye Jake Sullivan is a war hero - and an ex-con. He's free because he has a magical talent, and the Feds need his help in apprehending criminals with their own magical abilities. Jake's talent is gravity spiking. He can vary the force of gravity however he wishes in an area. When it comes to spiking, Jake is the best.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • PINCHOT MAKES THIS SERIES

  • By Jarboguts on 04-28-16

Not the same Jake Sullivan.

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

Reviewed: 03-15-16

maybe it was it was an audio drama rather than a narration. but the main character didn't respond at all in the ways he had in previous novels.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • How Firm a Foundation

  • Safehold Series, Book 5
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Charles Keating
  • Length: 28 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,436
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,311

The Charisian Empire, born in war, has always known it must fight for its very survival. What most of its subjects don’t know even now, however, is how much more it’s fighting for. Emperor Cayleb, Empress Sharleyan, Merlin Athrawes, and their innermost circle of most trusted advisers do know. And because they do, they know the penalty if they lose will be far worse than their own deaths and the destruction of all they know and love.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Annoying Performance

  • By William on 09-14-11

great story with a mediocre narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-02-16

The narrator only had one voice. this was more akin to being read a story than listening to a performance

  • Vortex

  • Sten, Book 7
  • By: Allan Cole, Chris Bunch
  • Narrated by: Jerry Sciarrio
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

The Eternal Emperor was back and ready to save his Empire from collapse. Only Sten guessed that something was rotten at the core. The Empire is in chaos. The once great Imperial Navy has been shattered in battle and lies burning in space, driven by a civil war that threatens to engulf humanity’s future. For the revered Eternal Emperor is not the man his subjects thought him to be — and may not even be human at all. And it is Sten who now leads humanity’s fight for survival.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • references

  • By Patrick Smith on 04-27-15

references

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

Reviewed: 04-27-15

this was a good story. But for something that takes place well over 3000 years in the future there are way to many references to twentieth century politics, people and literature. It detracts from the overall line.

  • Sten: Revenge of the Damned

  • Sten Series, Book 5
  • By: Allan Cole, Chris Bunch
  • Narrated by: Jerry Sciarrio
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

Sten had fully expected to die in a blaze of glory, taking his Emperor's greatest foe with him. Instead he was a slave laborer in a P.O.W. camp deep in the heart of enemy territory. But sitting out the action had never been Sten's style. And now that the war was building to a climax, the Eternal Emperor needed him more than ever. Not even the toughest prison in the known universe could keep Sten from his mission . . .

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the classics!

  • By L. Shapiro on 04-25-12

technical info

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

Reviewed: 04-21-15

I love these stories, but the author keeps using words that don't quite add up. such as light years for distances inside a solar system. Or galaxies for what are obviously supposed to be individual solar systems. it detracts from the overall picture.