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  • The Oncoming Storm

  • Angel in the Whirlwind, Book 1
  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,085
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 990
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 992

In the year 2420, war looms between the galaxy's two most powerful empires: the tyrannical Theocracy and the protectionist Commonwealth. Caught in the middle sits the occupied outpost system Cadiz, where young officer and aristocrat Katherine "Kat" Falcone finds herself prematurely promoted at the behest of her powerful father. Against her own wishes, Kat is sent to command the Commonwealth navy's newest warship, Lightning.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator's voices are terrible, story very good

  • By DH950 on 03-22-16

Well written but also lacking

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

I noticed with this authors works that he likes to put out quantity vs quality. They are usually fun short books though and so I come back time to time. A lot of people hate this book because of the narrator. I didn't hate it. She didn't do other characters voices well and so maybe thats peoples biggest gripe. The story was ok, but felt rushed.

  • Super Powereds: Year 1

  • Super Powereds, Book 1
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 26 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,862
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,406
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,395

Knowledge is power. That would be the motto of Lander University, had it not been snatched up and used to death by others long before the school was founded. For while Lander offers a full range of courses to nearly all students, it also offers a small number of specialty classes to a very select few. Lander is home to the Hero Certification Program, a curriculum designed to develop students with superhuman capabilities, commonly known as Supers, into official Heroes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Series In Recent Memory

  • By Get Off My Lawn! on 10-08-16

Slow Start, Good Middle, & Strong Ending

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

This book was hard to listen to for the first few chapters of introductions. I felt somewhat lost at times as to who everyone is. I usually like books that are from a single characters prospective. Instead this book is more combination as to what everyone is thinking and doing. Also the writers building of the super hero world in his eyes was hard to imagine at first. But after the kids go to college the book began for me. Luckily this book was very long. And so I got to see how each character developed. I believe the author missed some golden opportunities to expand some events within the book. For example: one boy builds a 4d device so they can watch movies as if they are in the haunted movie. They set up the device and start the movie and bam next chapter. Than a few chapters later they brush on it slightly saying the boy is scared to use the device that it was too realistic. Strong ending. I'll buy book 2. The narrator was good as well.

  • The Gift

  • By: Dave Donovan
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 392
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 359

When an elite team of specialists receives a long-awaited first contact from an alien race, it’s nothing like what they’d imagined. The "gifts," from a long-dead but seemingly benevolent alien race, have been sent to help humanity defend itself against an imminent threat. It’s clear that the gifts are intended to help, but at what price? Caught in the middle is Sam Steele, a high-level programmer and veteran with a tragic past, up against the arrogant, intransigent Colonel Eric Web, who considers Steele a loose cannon and is most concerned with giving the United States an edge in the upcoming battle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable listen

  • By Christine on 09-01-17

Well Written and Narrated, but it ends there.

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

Reviewed: 07-26-18

I bought this book on the last sale for like $5. I debated returning it about 3 times. First after a few chapters, because it was slow. Second, because I saw it going no where. Third was after I was done, because I felt unsatisfied. The book was written and edited very well. The narrator was very easy to listen to and the largest reason I listened to the entire book. The story reminded me of a few slow sci-fi movies: Arrival & Annihilation. Extremely slow first contact stories that leave you hanging. Right when they get good they END...

  • Red Rising

  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,782
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,493
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,454

Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By Emily on 05-07-17

The BEST Book I've Listened To Out Of About 250!

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

Reviewed: 09-21-15

Would you listen to Red Rising again? Why?

Most definitely and have already told all my friends about it!

What did you like best about this story?

This story starts slow, but later I found it to be because the author wanted to set the tone for the entire story and have a solid foundation.
I loved every character in the book. Even the bad ones, I loved to hate them! I loved the logic in this book. The author showed us his ability to write and create a story that will leave his readers wanting more and more.

What about Tim Gerard Reynolds’s performance did you like?

He was a good narrator. I have no pro's or con's.

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

Red Rising "The Reaper's Heart!"

Any additional comments?

Well part 1 was slow as I stated above. However, from the end of part 1 starts the best book I have ever listened to! The end was not sad, but left me with tear's because it touched me soo deeply. That is because I feel like the characters are very easy to grow attached to. They all have their own character and personality and the author makes you feel as if you are by their side the entire time!

  • Perfect Ruin

  • The Internment Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Lauren DeStefano
  • Narrated by: Laura Knight Keating
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 50

Morgan Stockhour knows getting too close to the edge of Internment, the floating city in the clouds where she lives, can lead to madness. Even though her older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. If she ever wonders about the ground, and why it is forbidden, she takes solace in her best friend, Pen, and in Basil, the boy she's engaged to marry. Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially once she meets Judas.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Lovely Story

  • By BookishAmber on 05-07-15

A Good Dystopian Book!

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

Reviewed: 04-14-14

What made the experience of listening to Perfect Ruin the most enjoyable?

I enjoyed the narrator.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked the small jumper girl, I forget her name. She shows courage.

Which scene was your favorite?

I liked the entire book equally.

Any additional comments?

This book was a bit short and well written. I'm sure there will be a second book. It's worth buying if you like dystopian books.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Perdition

  • Dred Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Ann Aguirre
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 116

The prison ship Perdition, a floating city where the Conglomerate's most dangerous criminals are confined for life, orbits endlessly around a barren asteroid. Life inside is even more bleak. Hailed as the Dread Queen, inmate Dresdemona "Dred" Devos controls one of Perdition's six territories, bordered on both sides by would-be kings eager to challenge her claim. Keeping them at bay requires constant vigilance, as well as a steady influx of new recruits to replace the fallen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Liked it - But Was Kind of Bored With This One

  • By Joki on 11-03-13

A Refreshing Book!

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

Reviewed: 04-14-14

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed this book because its style was new to me. Dread runs a successful prison territory and is challenged by 3 other factions after gaining a super-human recruit fresh onto the prison ship. This book contains a lot of action and some sexual content. If you would like a break from the usual dystopian books and enjoy this authors other books, than I suggest this book to you.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ruins

  • Partials, Book 3
  • By: Dan Wells
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,151

As the clock ticks closer and closer to the final Partial expiration date, humans and Partials stand on the brink of war. Caught in the middle, thousands of miles apart, are Samm and Kira: Samm, who is trapped on the far side of the continent beyond the vast toxic wasteland of the American Midwest; and Kira, now in the hands of Dr. Morgan, who is hell-bent on saving what's left of the Partials, even if she has to destroy Kira to do it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Disappointing Finish To A Decent Series

  • By Milkwrapper on 04-15-14

An Excellent 3rd Book

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

Reviewed: 04-06-14

Any additional comments?

This book was as good as the first 2. I really enjoyed it and listened to it all in a couple days. The ending was very short though. It wasn't a cliff hanger, but it was a bit disappointing on the limited info. I kinda wonder if there will be another book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Storm of Swords

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 47 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 50,649
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,543
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 43,519

As opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others, a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow.

  • By Magikarp Salad on 12-22-07

An Excellent 3rd Book

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

Reviewed: 03-30-14

Who was your favorite character and why?

Aria because she is defiant!

Any additional comments?

This was a great book just like the others in the series!

  • A Clash of Kings

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 37 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,137
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 50,077

A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm hooked, but narration...

  • By Peter on 04-02-13

A Good Second Book!

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

Reviewed: 03-30-14

Would you consider the audio edition of A Clash of Kings to be better than the print version?

Yes!

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Clash of Kings?

The entire book!

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

He does a good job! His voice is annoying when he sings.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, but its so long that it takes a dozen days!

Any additional comments?

This book was just as great as the first book!

  • Bitten

  • Women of the Otherworld, Book 1
  • By: Kelley Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Aasne Vigesaa
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,382
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,652
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,668

Young, beautiful, and successful, Elena Michaels seems to have it all. Her happy, organized life follows a predictable pattern: filing stories for her job as a journalist, working out at the gym, living with her architect boyfriend, and lunching with her girlfriends from the office. And once a week, in the dead of night, she streaks through a downtown ravine, naked and furred, tearing at the throats of her animal prey. Elena Michaels is a werewolf.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite Audio title

  • By Autumn on 07-15-08

A Decent In-between Book.

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

Reviewed: 03-30-14

Any additional comments?

Well, this book wasn't crazy awesome. It did have a lot of suspense, sex, and action. This is an Adult book. This book is way better than the TV show version. I suggest this book to people that like Twilight.