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  • Assassin's End

  • Time Assassins, Volume 3
  • By: R. Kyle Hannah
  • Narrated by: Rick McVey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

All Rick Brewer wanted was to live a quiet, normal life. Stranded in an ancient land, he encounters nomads, pirates, and Vikings. No matter where he goes, he is destined to influence the future. Unknowingly, entire time lines are erased and new histories are created. Assassin 101, assigned to track down the rogue agent, leads missions to 1914 Sarajevo, 1867 Paris, 1515 Puerto Rico, and 2001 New York. Partnered with the time-misplaced Assassin 12, they must find Brewer to repair the time lines before the future is destroyed. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic book!

  • By Bobby Rogers on 07-10-18

Fantastic book!

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

I've been waiting for this 3rd book in the series to come out for a while on Audible. The print version has already been out several months, but I made myself not read it because I had listened to the other two and had to follow through with Rick McVey's awesome read of this third chapter. He did not disappoint, and neither does the author.

This book did a very good job of tying up some loose ends, as you would think a final book in a series should do, but it goes beyond that in telling a great story as well that stands alone from the first two in the series. I enjoyed the character development of this book the most I think, as both Assassin 101 and Rick Brewer evolve with the story. Jason's wife also evolves as well, so our three major characters are even more interesting now. I also loved the story, but, to be fair, thought there were some opportunities for better flow. As a fan of the series I didn't like the ending, lol, since it seemed to finalize the events of the series once and for all! However, I did notice a few openings that maybe the author left in there intentionally (I hope) to bring the characters back in another volume, and I'd be glad if that's the intent. All in all, a great book, well written, and well narrated! Thank you Kyle and Rick!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,486
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,462

Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever, and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun! Things you might want to know:

  • By Alexis on 08-29-14

Awesome novel! Ok

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

This book is interesting and very well written. It’s the first time I have read one of the author’s books, and I’m not disappointed. And of course, Wil Wheaton did an excellent job of reading as usual. I will definitely be really the next one in the series soon.

  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22,146
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,217
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20,123

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Than Trump: All Comey's Life/Working Years--

  • By Gillian on 04-17-18

A very insightful book on the catastrophe that is the Trump administration

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

Reviewed: 04-24-18

I just finished James Comey’s book, and I have to say I’m very impressed. In full disclosure, I did not vote for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton; I voted for the libertarian contender. However, of course, since the election, many people have become polarized either for or against the Trump administration. James Comey does an excellent job of giving us insight into the inner workings of how this catastrophe is spiraling out of control and may soon throw us into a very dark place in our history. Mr. Comey’s insights are spot on, and his views of leadership, values, and integrity, resonate with all of us. His book is more than his account of what happened with the Russian investigation and other items of interest during his watch; it’s a call to return integrity and honesty to the White House. It’s a call to reject poor leadership and demand nothing less than a leader who places the interests of his country and its people above his own. The author does an excellent job of narrating the book as well; you can hear in his voice that he really believes in what he is saying; that he is not a hypocrite, and you can tell it by his voice inflection, as well as his emphasis on certain aspects of the text. All in all an excellent book; It is a must read for anyone who wants to stay informed about the truth that is going on behind the scenes of the Trump administration and what we should be worried about.

Additionally, Comey’s own stories about his upbringing and his journey as a US Attorney to become the head of the FBI is actually an interesting aspect of this book as well; even as he is telling you his history, he is also showing you examples of good leadership that influenced him on that journey.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!

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  • Dr. Anarchy’s Rules for World Domination

  • (Or How I Became God-Emperor of Rhode Island)
  • By: Nelson Chereta
  • Narrated by: Eric Martin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384

Dr. Anarchy is a man with a simple dream: to conquer and rule the entire world. While he has yet to achieve his goal, he has managed to become absolute lord and master of one small corner of it. This is the story of what one man was able to achieve though hard work, dedication, careful planning, unhealthy obsession, giant robots, disintegrators, remote controlled grolem dolls, a horde of disposable henchmen, killbots, an annoying cyborg ninja, and 36 rules every supervillain should follow!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So, there's this girl...

  • By GrayTiger on 11-04-17

Fantastic, funny, clever!

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

Reviewed: 03-16-18

This book is awesome. There’s really no other way to say it. It’s a very clever book, and has a unique twist on the typical superhero versus supervillain storyline. The characters are smart, the dialogue is witty. Eric Martin does a fantastic job of narrating this book; he has ability to create the characters with his spoken words and make them form a visual in your head so you can actually see what they look like and how they are speaking and interacting with each other. To me, that’s the hallmark of a really good narrator. If you are a fan of “Soon I will be Invincible”, you will absolutely love this book. They are similar in nature, but this book is a little bit more gritty and darker. Well written and well narrated!

  • Assassin's Gambit

  • Time Assassins, Book 2
  • By: R. Kyle Hannah
  • Narrated by: Rick McVey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Pulled forward in time by the Guild of a distant future, Assassin 101 is tasked with tracking down a rogue agent before he can return to his time. What he finds is a web of espionage bent on destruction and domination, and a family secret makes the assassin doubt his own future.  

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • About time to end this series

  • By Matthew on 04-16-18

Better than the first one!

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

This book in the series is even better than the first one! Well written and well narrated, the characters continue to be developed and the story is very exciting, and full of action. Looking forward to the third one!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Time Assassins

  • By: R. Kyle Hannah
  • Narrated by: Rick McVey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

History has always been written by the victor, but in the shadows, history has been manipulated by an ancient Guild of Time Assassins. Rick Brewer, assassin's apprentice, is sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit. He escapes to a distant past and, stranded in time, seeks revenge against the Guild by creating instability in the time-line by choosing powerful targets - the Presidents of the United States of America.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Time travel and history are mashed up again!

  • By Matthew on 11-03-17

Great story! Fantastic narration!

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

This is a very good story with a twist on traditional time travel novels. The author clearly knows his history extremely well, because he is able to take that knowledge and make very intricate, believable alternate timelines for his characters to resolve. The story’s characters are well-developed, and very interesting. The story itself is very fascinating, and I found myself frequently unable to put the book aside.

The narrator is also excellent at what he does. His different voices for the characters definitely bring them to life, and he really makes you believe you’re listening to the characters you have visually formulated in your mind. To me that’s the best mark of a good narrator; if they can make what you hear from them merge seamlessly with the visuals you create in your head, it’s perfect.

In full disclosure, I met the author and learned of his books at a science fiction convention in Huntsville, Alabama a couple of weekends ago, and after talking to him, I was intrigued about his stories and bought this book from Audible. I didn’t even get halfway through it before I had bought the second novel in the series, knowing I would love it also.

You can’t go wrong with this book. If you love time travel stories as I do, as well as science fiction and military/action stories, then this book is for you. It has the right combination of all of those elements. It is well told and well read. I highly recommend it.

  • The Time Traveler's Wife

  • By: Audrey Niffenegger
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman, Phoebe Strole
  • Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,961
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,955
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,985

Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was 36. They were married when Clare was 23 and Henry was 31. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favorite books

  • By Joey on 01-13-08

Fantastic book!

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

Reviewed: 02-22-18

This is one of those rare cases when the book and the movie are both equally good, just different. I saw the movie several years ago, and did not know there was a book behind it. I loved the movie, and expected the book to be just a little bit more detailed and better, as books usually are. This book seems to tell a different story, although it’s the same plot, just more details and different events. It’s a fantastic book, and doesn’t diminish the value of the movie either. It’s well written, and makes you want to read it all the way through with almost no interruption. The narrators also do an excellent job of conveying the characters.

  • Agent G

  • Infiltrator
  • By: C. T. Phipps
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 143

In a world where virtually any death can be bought for the right price, follow the path of a high-tech assassin searching for answers to questions he shouldn't be asking along with his next target. Agent G is a Letter, one of the Society's 26 weapons for hire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Borrowed ideas but a good read.

  • By cosmitron on 04-26-18

Excellent book!

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

Reviewed: 01-27-18

Great story, and well-narrated. Gritty and funny, this story sets the background for hopefully many more titles in this series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Egg and Other Stories

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray, Jonathan Davis, Christy Romano
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 648
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 646

Collected for the first time anywhere, the nine tales in The Egg and Other Stories highlight Andy Weir's trademark wit and unexpected twists. For the few who have yet to experience The Martian, it's a perfect appetizer. For passionate Weir fans, it's a delicious dessert.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome! Great Twists!

  • By Chris on 07-20-17

Awesome collection!

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

Having read all of the authors other works, this one does not disappoint. These are fun, sometimes amazing stories. Just what you need to relax and get away from it all for an hour or so. Every story has a unique twist at the end, leaving you guessing and thinking you know what’s going to happen, when you don’t. An author who can keep you guessing up till the end is one of the best ones. This is also well read by its narrators.

  • James Moriarty, Consulting Criminal

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 857
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 804
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807

His razor-sharp intellect, uncanny powers of deduction, and knowledge of the criminal underground are legendary throughout London. He solves cases with the able assistance of his close friend and confidant. And, one day, he will become the arch enemy of Sherlock Holmes. Meet Professor James Moriarty - consulting criminal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfectly written and narrated

  • By Burns Waggener on 09-18-17

Fantastic short book! Leaves you wanting more!

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

Reviewed: 12-23-17

I normally don’t get books that are about an hour or so, but since it was Andy Weir, I felt I would give him a chance. The three short stories that make up this book are really great, and proves that Mr. Weir can write not only a full length complex novel, but also has the talent to develop a story and its characters very well, all in a matter of just a few minutes. Another winner from a fantastic author! The narrator is also extremely good at performing this book. He’s able to hold your interest and focus, and really proves how adept he is a changing characters and situations. This book is definitely worth the listen! And a small price to pay for a great piece of entertainment. Hope he author writes some more short stories in this genre and with these characters. A follow up would be wonderful.