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  • Rebel Bound

  • By: Shauna E. Black
  • Narrated by: Courtney Parker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Caelin is a survivor. It's been 11 years since a nuclear disaster drove much of the population underground. Caelin and her young sister Mardy were left topside, and Caelin uses salvage to trade for shelter until she gets stabbed, and a handsome stranger named Jate must save her life. Jate brings the sisters to rebel turf where plans are being hatched to conquer the Undercity. The rebels preach good life for the masses, and both Caelin and Mardy are hooked on the dream. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable post apocalyptic read.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 07-26-18

Perfect for the YA in your life

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

As a fan of YA, I've come to realize that some YA books are meant for adults and teens while others are for just teens. This one falls into the later category. I don't want that to sound as a knock on the book because it is an enjoyable story which I could see my younger cousins loving. If you're looking for a gift for a teenage bookworm, then you're on the right page.

I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request, and I have voluntarily left this review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Flipside

  • By: Jake Bible
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 83

The year is 2046, and dinosaurs are real. Time bubbles across the world, many as large as 100 square miles, turn like clockwork, revealing prehistoric landscapes from the Cretaceous Period. They reveal the Flipside. Now, 30 years after the first turn, the clockwork is breaking down, as one of the world's powers has decided to exploit the phenomenon for his own gain. Former head of security for Topside Command Trevon Cash must navigate his way through the chaos of the broken turns and take a team Flipside to try to figure out what is happening. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Creative Time Travel story.

  • By cosmitron on 06-26-18

Bible's best story yet!

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

Although I've enjoyed some of Bible's books in the past, this one definitely takes the cake. The Flipside was the kind of book that you never want to end. The premise was interesting, the characters were fun, and there was enough action to keep me on the edge of my seat almost the entire time. I really hope this is the start of a new series for him because I'm not ready to go back topside just yet!

I received a free copy of this audiobook on my request in exchange for an honest review.

  • The Shadow of the Wind

  • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,039
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,891
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,910

Barcelona, 1945: Just after the war, a great world city lies in shadow, nursing its wounds, and a boy named Daniel awakes on his 11th birthday to find that he can no longer remember his mother's face. To console his only child, Daniel's widowed father, an antiquarian book dealer, initiates him into the secret of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a library tended by Barcelona's guild of rare-book dealers as a repository for books forgotten by the world, waiting for someone who will care about them again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Have the book handy

  • By Rebecca on 07-17-05

A Unique Tale

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

I wasn't sure how this book was going to be because I've had bad experiences with books translated into English in the past, but this one left me pleasantly surprised. Solid story, great characters, and a boat load of memorable quotes. It was definitely worth the money.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Helios

  • Cerberus Group, Book 2
  • By: Jeremy Robinson, Sean Ellis
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

A deadly swarm of earthquakes shakes the planet. In the sky above, the sun appears to stand still. While the world reels from the vast destruction, George Pierce and the Cerberus Group, a team of scientific and historical experts, uncover an imminent threat straight out of history that must be stopped. But not everyone wants them to succeed. An apocalyptic death cult, made up of suicidal martyrs and true believers who will do whatever it takes to ensure the destruction of all life on Earth, goes head-to-head with a billionaire tech genius commanding an army of robots on a quest to own the sun itself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helios

  • By Deedra on 07-23-18

Great, but start with book 1

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

Jeremy Robinson and Sean Ellis crafted an amazing story which managed to blend together the action/adventure, sci-fy, and urban fantasy genres in the best way possible! Because I hadn't listened to the first book in this series I was a littled confused in the beginning, but everything clicked together for me by the 1/4 mark. This book can be listened to without getting the first, but I think I would've enjoyed even more if I had previously listened to the first book.

I requested a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

  • Amazonia

  • By: James Rollins
  • Narrated by: John Meagher
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 894
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 899

The Rand scientific expedition entered the lush wilderness of the Amazon and never returned. Years later, one of its members has stumbled out of the world's most inhospitable rainforest - a former Special Forces soldier, scarred, mutilated, terrified, and mere hours from death, who went in with one arm missing...and came out with both intact.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Creepy-Crawly!

  • By Snoodely on 07-07-13

You'll never look at trees the same way ever again

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

This was the first James Rollin's novel that I've ever listened to, and I came away from it very impressed. The story is gripping, the character development was done phenomenally well, and it held my attention from the first second all the way to the last. Great story, and I can't recommend it highly enough!

  • Exile: A Jade Ihara Adventure

  • Jade Ihara Adventures, Volume 3
  • By: David Wood, Sean Ellis
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Jade Ihara is caught in a centuries old power struggle between a slave cult who believes she might be the incarnation of the goddess of liberty, and a secret cabal with plans for world domination. Can she unravel the mystery of the Cult of Veritas and find their sacred relics before it’s too late? David Wood and Sean Ellis deliver another action-packed thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Fans of Indiana Jones, Tomb Raider, Rogue Angel, and Dane Maddock will love Exile!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Indiana Jones the female version

  • By cosmitron on 04-21-18

Jade for the win!

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

If you're looking for a new adventure series, then you don't need to look any further than the audiobook currently on your screen. Jade Ihara is essentially the new and improved Indiana Jones. Without the fear of snakes holding her back and a plethora of skills at her deposal, she manages to tackle every challenge thrown her way (and the authors threw a ton of them at her). Overall, this audiobook was incredibly exciting and I'm looking forward to listening to the next book in the series when it comes out!

I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

  • Change Agent

  • By: Daniel Suarez
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,722
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,480
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,465

New York Times best-selling author Daniel Suarez delivers an exhilarating sci-fi thriller exploring a potential future where CRISPR genetic editing allows the human species to control evolution itself. On a crowded train platform, Interpol agent Kenneth Durand feels the sting of a needle - and his transformation begins....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A terrifying look into our future

  • By Brian on 04-24-17

Wow! [Owen Wilson's voice]

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

I can't decide if this is the best audiobook I've listened to this year or second best. It's been a few weeks since I listened to the audio and I'm still shook. Vivid characters, fascinating technology, and a fast paced plot which will keep you on the verge of s***ing yourself. Do yourself a favor and buy this book.

  • Prophecy of Darkness

  • Legends of the Tri-Gard, Book 1
  • By: M. Lynn, Michelle Bryan
  • Narrated by: J. M. Needham
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Trystan’s destiny has been foretold. He is the prince who will bring magic back to the kingdom. To him, magic is a fairy tale. To his people, it’s their only chance. Twenty years ago, the power was drained by the very people meant to protect it: the legendary Tri-Gard. If Trystan is going to bring hope to his kingdom, he must reunite the three who betrayed them. The problem? The Tri-Gard has been in hiding since the day he was born.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This BOOK!

  • By Cassandra L. Stuart on 03-20-18

[Insert Catchy Headline Here]

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

Wow! It's been awhile since I've dappled in YA Fantasy, but I'm definitely glad I gave this book a listen. The characters do a good job of breaking the mold while maintaining some of the genre's tropes, the world is vivid but not described in painstaking detail, and the plot kept the story going at a good pace and left enough threads open to progress the series along. There were a few moments which were pretty predictable, but that is common in YA Fantasy. Overall, this was a fantastic story and I would highly recommend it!

I received a free copy of this audiobook in return for an honest review.

  • Galactic Vice

  • A Jafla Base Vice Squad Novel
  • By: Jake Bible
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Corruption. Greed. Lust. Sins undercover Galactic Vice Detective Etch Knowles faces every day. Politicians on the take. Underground gambling. Sex trafficking. Another day at the office for Galactic Vice Lieutenant Angie McDade. Shaking down hustlers. Offering "protection" to bar owners. Cheating at tile games. Galactic Vice Detective Kalaka doesn't exactly play by the rules. A cargo barge filled with corpses. A potential war between crime syndicates. Traitors within the Galactic Vice. These are the nightmares the three must face.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Galactic Fun Ride

  • By cosmitron on 03-16-18

Took two listens, but worth it

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

Reviewed: 04-17-18

To put it simply, Jake Bible is an incredibly talented entertainer. He could probably find away to make watching paint dry seem like the most invigorating event in the galaxy. The guy knows how to write a thriller, and this book is further proof of that. The only downside of this book is deciphering who is who and which species is which especially if you're walking in a loud section of the city (my fault, not the authors). I had to listen to it a second time to piece everything together as a result.

I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

  • American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production)

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Daniel Oreskes, full cast
  • Length: 19 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,701
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41,502
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,460

Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life. But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow's best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 10 Years and Still a Fantastic Read

  • By Nightveil on 07-22-11

God damn it... I'm hooked!

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

Reviewed: 04-17-18

Neil Gaiman is a genius, and this book is simply further proof of it. The story concept was other worldly, and will have you hooked from the first minute. The only downside of this book was the "Coming to America" chapters. They slowed the story down too much without adding much value. Besides that, this was pure magic!