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  • The Last Hellfighter

  • By: Thomas S. Flowers
  • Narrated by: Rick Gregory
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

In the year 2044, reporters from the Public Relations Ministry gather at the home of Benjamin Harker, the last surviving member of the Harlem Hellfighters. At the age of 144, he is the oldest recorded man alive. Hidden among them, Clyde Bruner is looking for a different kind of story. Across the US, despite the Great Walls and patrol drones built to keep America secure, something has found its way in. Now, towns are vanishing during the night. Entire populations, gone, only to return after the sun sets, changed, unholy, and lethal. Whatever this evil is, its spreading west. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining!

  • By erobbins33 on 10-03-18

Entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

This story, while a bit less gory than some of Flowers' previous books, remains terrifying. The author had a bit of fun with character names, including several from Stokers' flagship vampire book and a bunch of tongue-in-cheek names familiar to Joss Whedon fans. The narrator did a good job with character voices, with my favorite being the manager of the New York deli where Ben worked as a teen. This story is perfect for horror and apocalypse fans alike. Well done!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Kill the Farm Boy

  • The Tales of Pell Series, Book 1
  • By: Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 866
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 829
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 826

A plucky farm boy will find more than he's bargained for on his quest to awaken the sleeping princess in her cursed tower. First there's the Dark Lord, who wishes for the boy's untimely death...and also very fine cheese. Then there's a bard without a song in her heart but with a very adorable and fuzzy tail, an assassin who fears not the night but is terrified of chickens, and a mighty fighter more frightened of her sword than of her chain-mail bikini. This journey will lead to sinister umlauts, a trash-talking goat, and the Dread Necromancer Steve....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Bruce D. Parker on 07-18-18

Right up my alley!

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

So, I read the reviews for this before I went into it, and was sort of prepared for the VASTLY different storyline. I'm a HUGE Iron Druid fan, but I'm also a HUGE cult-classic film fan, and grew up reading Xanth and playing AD&D. In my wildest dreams, I never could have imagined such a work as this, but it was worth every penny. I cannot wait to introduce my 15 yr old son to this universe. I'm pretty sure I've exposed him to most of the references he'll find as Easter eggs. I hope these authors team up again in this universe. I'm curious to find out the fates of all of the characters, espescially Gustav. Really, this story is a mashup of all of my favorite stories, with names changed to protect the innocent.

  • Heart-Shaped Box

  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,549
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,111

Judas Coyne is a collector of the macabre. But nothing he possesses is as unlikely or as dreadful as his latest discovery, a thing so terrible-strange, Jude can't help but reach for his wallet. For a thousand dollars, Jude will become the proud owner of a dead man's suit, said to be haunted by a restless spirit. But what UPS delivers to his door in a black heart-shaped box is no imaginary or metaphorical ghost. It's the real thing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yikes! Five stars for fright

  • By Lesley on 02-23-07

Terrifying ghost story

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

I grabbed this book, thinking I was getting a daily deal. In fact, the email link was a day old. Still, I had already started listening, and I was completely riveted. It's an older audiobook, so the narrator was more reading the book as opposed to acting it, but it was still a really great story . Even though I paid full price, there is no way I would ever return it. This story has all of the earmarks of Poe, with the slow trickle of facts primarily equated with King. Truly, this was written by a master of classic horror.

  • Revenant: Book one of the Tatterdemon Trilogy

  • By: Steve Vernon
  • Narrated by: Rick Gregory
  • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

In 1691 the town of Crossfall taught the witch Thessaly how to die. They beat her, they shot her, they hung her - but nothing worked. When they finally tried to bury her alive Thessaly set the field against them. The first man died as a gust of wind harrowed the meat from his bones. A root, flung like a dirty javelin, cut a second man down. Many more deaths followed. The Preacher Fell impaled the witch upon her very own broom, but she dragged him down into the field to wait for three more centuries. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprising!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 10-09-18

I Can't Wait for the Next Book!

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

Seriously creepy, this story follows several characters who do awful, depraved things. it has the feel of an episode in a serial, rather than the first book in a series, as nothing really gets explained or resolved, other than the killing. It's a really good story so far, and I'm looking forward to the rest. The narrator was perfect for this.

  • Lucifer's Nebula

  • Lucifer's Star, Book 2
  • By: C. T. Phipps, Michael Suttkus
  • Narrated by: Eric Burns
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Captain Cassius Mass can only run so far from his problems and the galaxy isn't big enough to hide from those pursuing him. Cassius soon finds himself blackmailed into a mission that will clear him of all charges as well as protect him from future persecution: bring an end to the civil war currently racking the galaxy. Accompanied by a new set of untrustworthy allies, the crew of the Melampus, and the A.I duplicate of his dead wife - Cassius needs to figure out how to not only deal with his target but also his employers. Because the entire universe is at stake.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Universe survives but with funny bad decisions!

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 08-31-18

Space Opera at its finest!

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

If you like hard core sci-fi with a dash of sarcasm, bed-hopping heroes, and disreputable characters with heart, you need this series in your life! Like all of Phipps characters, the crew of the Mellampus are snarky, relatable characters. The narrator did a great job with distinguishable voices and emotions. I would reccomend this to anyone with a sense of humor who likes a good yarn.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • His Cut

  • Surf Riders MC, Book 1
  • By: River Cliffe
  • Narrated by: Blain Kilgore
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

When I first saw him, I knew I wanted him. His toned surfer body and vibrant green eyes made me hot in all the right places. The more we were together, the more I wanted him to be mine.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Right book wrong narrator

  • By Teresa Noel on 07-24-18

loved it!

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

I'd forgotten how much I loved this book when I first read the ebook. It's got just the right amount of gritty MC realism, steamy goodness, and heartwarming romance.

  • Masque

  • By: Brian Barr
  • Narrated by: Rick Gregory
  • Length: 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Dr. Hashimoto pressed the button on the side of his mask. Instantly, the fibernetics, silicone, and mechanized shell within the artificial skin recoiled, showing his true 55-year-old face once again. Milliseconds ago, he was John Wayne, and now he was that respectable robotics scientist once again. The electrodes were still attached to his forehead and the sides of his face, graying hair resting along his temples. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting idea.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 06-11-18

warped and creepy!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

This story was short, but intensely creepy and fully fleshed out. I don't think it would have benefited from being any longer, and it was highly entertaining. Brilliant science meets bloody massacre!

  • Everything Inc.

  • The Precious and the Broken
  • By: Geoff Sturtevant
  • Narrated by: Paul J. McSorley
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23

In a dystopian future where a single organization controls all goods and services, thousands of impoverished Americans abandon pride and freedom to become part of Everything Incorporated. When Paul Harper, alone and failed, makes his way to Enterprise City, will he find fulfillment in a new beginning, or be buried underground, like all he's left behind? Everything Inc. is a story of perseverance and redemption. Finding purpose in a world where purpose has been removed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Modern day Orwell

  • By erobbins33 on 07-10-18

Modern day Orwell

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

The first time I read 1984, it was just past that year, but the prospects for an Orwellian future were still realistic enough that it was scary as heck. Now, though, post-9-11, we see a lot of those same scary prospects as nothing more than a daily annoyance. Everything, Inc. takes it a league further into a world more realistically terrifying than I've ever imagined. We are already seeing signs of this bleak future, which makes it that much more terrifying. This book was scary in the way that the evening news is scary, and throws a dark pall on mega-conglomerates. Very entertaining, but also thought-provoking and insightful. The narrator was awesome.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Conceiving

  • Subdue, Book 3
  • By: Thomas S. Flowers
  • Narrated by: Rick Gregory
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Dark things are dwelling in Jotham, Texas. Malicious forces are seen emerging from the sinister house on Oak Lee Road.... Four destinies bound on a collision course, a plot conceived in the shadows of Jotham...and an evil biding its time...waiting for them all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another great chapter in the series

  • By Spooky Mike on 07-15-18

horror!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

So, if you're looking for horror, with a side dish of ancient tribal evil, this is your book. It can be read as a standalone, or out of order, and still make sense. insectophobes need not apply, lol. this is one of my go-to authors for shock-value, and a narrator I can count on to deliver a good story. Thoroughly enjoyed , or cringed the heck out, however you want to look at it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Courageous: Caulborn 7

  • By: Nicholas Olivo
  • Narrated by: Ian McEuen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Having done the impossible and walked out of hell, Vincent Corinthos sets his sights on saving Megan and bringing down Treggen once and for all. Captured by rogue agents, Vincent finds himself cut off from agency support and must escape from HQ. As he prepares to rescue Megan, events take an unexpected turn when Vincent learns Treggen has stolen an amulet from a Caulborn vault - an amulet that Vincent has only ever known from comic books 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm sad to see it end!

  • By erobbins33 on 05-22-18

I'm sad to see it end!

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

I've really enjoyed the Caulborn series, and I hope the author continues to write in this world. This series is Urban Fantasy at its finest. I've recommended the series to my dad and brother, who both enjoy this genre.The narrator was awesome, and the story was great.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful