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  • Differently Morphous

  • By: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,031
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,926
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,918

A magical serial killer is on the loose, and gelatinous, otherworldly creatures are infesting the English countryside. Which is making life for the Ministry of Occultism difficult, because magic is supposed to be their best kept secret. After centuries in the shadows, the Ministry is forced to unmask, exposing the country's magical history - and magical citizens - to a brave new world of social media, government scrutiny, and public relations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Friendly Warning

  • By NexAngelus405 on 03-22-18

Just as funny as JAM and Early Books

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

Well that’s good because I had almost given up on ‘Yatzee’ Croshaw, and his narrative powers.
However, before he wrote this one he had all his fluid levels checked, topped off his writing talent, and then had a solid narrative detailing. In fact he’s so much better at narration than his other (own) tries that he made me completely forget that it was him narrating the book for chapters at a time. And the plot was just funny.

  • Monster Hunter Memoirs: Saints

  • By: Larry Correia, John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,645
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,555
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,546

A larval Great Old One is growing day by day in power and just about ready to pop. If Chad Gadenier can't convince "the powers that be" to get involved, not only New Orleans, but the entire world, is going to fall under the power of the nastiest of nasties. Now on the outs with the US government and in exile from his usual job of saving the world, Chad must rally the forces of light against the coming darkness. The problem is one guy with a sword and a sub-gun isn't going to solve this one. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not my favourite of the series

  • By Ventzi Zhechev on 08-07-18

Well Done!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

So I guess what some people are complaining about is that the book is either too cerebral or not enough. I saw the storyline as a predictable (heck, one could avoid sunburn in the Sahara with the amount of foreshadowing in this book) but enjoyable ride with Chad in New Orleans, to the end of the novel which one character tells you was the end of Chad.

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Spoiler Alert


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Ok, here’s the one thing. I am So peeved at the ending. I mean, wouldn’t Chad know what he was dating FFS? He’s been a great hunter for a while now. And daughter? Of god. Don’t devolve into freaking melodrama here. So no more deep thinking boys. I don’t want you to be writing only about people who are dead.



which you knew he survived if

  • Crimes Against Magic

  • The Hellequin Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Steve McHugh
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,745
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,745

How do you keep the people you care about safe from enemies you can’t remember? Ten years ago, Nate Garrett awoke on a cold warehouse floor with no memory of his past and the only clues to his identity were a piece of paper with his name on it and a propensity toward magic. Now he’s a powerful sorcerer and a successful thief for hire, but it turns out that those who stole his memories aren’t done with him yet. When they cause a job to go bad, threatening a sixteen-year-old girl, Nate swears to protect her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Testosterone IV Drip

  • By Escapism Artist on 08-06-14

Oh my, I really should have read the reviews

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

Reviewed: 07-01-18

So I have a fairly high tolerance for “misogynistic” sci-fi, since I was raised on the early writers who were all men, liked manly things and faint hearted but sexy women. But this was HORRENDOUS. I can’t even remember what it was about a week after I read it..that bad. So I guess I can only say, the narrator was fine but the one dimensional moron with the gun..not worth a cent let alone a precious credit or time.

  • The Stone of Farewell

  • Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, Book 2
  • By: Tad Williams
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 32 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,001
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 931
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 923

It is a time of darkness, dread, and ultimate testing for the realm of Osten Ard, for the wild magic and terrifying minions of the undead Sithi ruler, Ineluki the Storm King, are spreading their seemingly undefeatable evil across the kingdom. With the very land blighted by the power of Ineluki's wrath, the tattered remnants of a once-proud human army flee in search of a last sanctuary and rallying point - the Stone of Farewell, a place shrouded in mystery and ancient sorrow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story

  • By Darrell Frith on 11-08-16

Favorite Series this isn’t, but it’s a Favorite!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

Well my favorite is LOTR. So that’s hard to beat. At first I thought this was a “typical” fantasy book: scullery boy runs from his castle in which ‘murder most foul and treachery too,’ has/is taking place. He meets a mysterious person who very helpfully doesn’t let Simon die of exposure and we’re off!
It’s so much better than any synopsis. Also, it’s really really long and well worth three credits especially as the final book of the “trilogy” was sold as two huge books, each th

  • Shadowmarch

  • Shadowmarch, Volume I
  • By: Tad Williams
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 29 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 413
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 420

For generations the misty Shadowline has marked the boundary between the lands of men and the lost northern lands that are the lair of their inhuman enemies, the ageless Qar. But now that boundary line is moving outward, threatening to engulf the northernmost land in which humans still live - the kingdom of Southmarch.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It's the characters that matter...

  • By JC on 11-09-10

They told me “Don’t waste a credit “

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

Gosh I wish I was a better listener. Sadly, no. Plus, I had the credits and bought the series. A bold move for my favorite author I thought, knowing that only I had the (insert pompous word or words here) to read and really Understand my wonderful (ok, not mine nor with wit) TAD WILLIAMS author of the Dragonbone Chair, could suck. And Otherword!! OMG if you’re over, mmm, 40 or game a lot Read and See where the genre of “gamer” novels really began!!
It Absolutely Sucked
Horrible terrible very poor writing
Three stars for narration

  • Children of God

  • By: Mary Doria Russell
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530

The only member of the original mission to the planet Rakhat to return to Earth, Father Emilio Sandoz has barely begun to recover from his ordeal when the Society of Jesus calls upon him for help in preparing for another mission to Alpha Centauri. Despite his objections and fear, he cannot escape his past or the future.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A weaker, but worthwhile sequel

  • By Ryan on 05-08-13

It’s Not Science Fiction, Captain

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

I’m still not sure if the novel prior to this, The Sparrow, should have been sci-fi or not; spoiler alert ************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************* I mean yes, you’ve got aliens, and two intertwined mysteries- what did he do that he wakes up screaming? Or was that the case? Plus there’s the what happened to the other people that were with you mystery, and I literally saw what the “nice natural aliens” were too quickly but still, a cool twist. But I am now Changing my previous review of Sparrow to not science-fiction just because
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This is really the most science fiction you get in the whole series and it’s not enough to qualify as a book that OF COURSE IS IN SPACE AND HAS ALIENS to a OK NOVEL THAT COULD HAVE TAKEN PLACE AMONG ANY TRIBE THAT HAD HELP FROM A TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED BUNCH OF, SAY, SPECIAL FORCES GUYS. In the Amazon/Africa/Australia just pick your favorite. And that’s not enough.




  • The Sparrow

  • By: Mary Doria Russell
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,007
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,006

Emilio Sandoz is a remarkable man, a living saint and Jesuit priest who undergoes an experience so harrowing and profound that it makes him question the existence of God. This experience - the first contact between human beings and intelligent extraterrestrial life - begins with a small mistake and ends in a horrible catastrophe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superbly Written and Thought-provoking

  • By Jim N on 08-15-12

Just Memorable

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

Reviewed: 04-16-18

Regardless of the religious or due to the religious element is a hard judgment to make. So I’m not going to even try. For syfy it’s damn good literature and for literature it’s great and interesting science fiction.

  • Revenger

  • By: Alastair Reynolds
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 849
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 787
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 783

The galaxy has seen great empires rise and fall. Planets have shattered and been remade. Among the ruins of alien civilizations, building our own from the rubble, humanity still thrives. And there are vast fortunes to be made, if you know where to find them.... Captain Rackamore and his crew do. It's their business to find the tiny, enigmatic worlds that have been hidden away, booby-trapped, surrounded by layers of protection - and to crack them open for the ancient relics and barely remembered technologies inside.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • warning headphone users: volume needs normalizing

  • By A0A2 95AB DC34 69C9 on 03-08-17

Fabulous : if you like him at all you’ll love it!

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

Reviewed: 04-14-18

I’m a huge fan of Alastair Reynolds, and out of all his work, I found this to be enjoyable, fast paced, and so much more like the books and style I first fell in love with (e.g. Chasm City.)
The book can easily be read as a stand-alone novel and has a definitive ending (yea!), although there’s a book you can read as a previous novel- but not vital to read Revenger.

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,479
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,439

In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Joanne Froggatt 💕

  • By Anonymous User on 09-06-17

At Best, let’s call it Drek

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

I hearby vow that I will never ever trust one of Audible’s “helpful” Editors that Audible sprinkles thoughout its site again.
This was supposed to be a thriller. Child wanders off and reappears 6 years later. Cool! They must have published all that stuff under a different name, because they left all hints of clever characters, exciting plot development, and any interest you might have had in the fate of wasshisname? The kid’s? oh dear, I’ve forgotten. Oh well, c’est la vie.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Angel's Ink

  • The Asylum Tales, Book 1
  • By: Jocelynn Drake
  • Narrated by: Michael Urie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 153

Looking for a tattoo - and maybe a little something extra: a burst of good luck, a dollop of true love, or even a hex on an ex? Head to the quiet and mysterious Gage, the best skin artist in town. Using unique potions - a blend of extraordinary ingredients and special inks - to etch the right symbol, he can fulfill any heart's desire. But in a place like Low Town, where elves, faeries, trolls, werewolves, and vampires happily walk among humanity, everything has its price. No one knows that better than Gage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If your into Sci-fy & tattoos get this book!

  • By Kent on 11-19-12

Great ideas..

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

Great job narrator, in ability to change voices to match the characters as needed But, and as you can see, it cost a whole star, the obnoxious voice chosen for the Trixie character..an interesting character with an as yet not fully explored backstory.. but for the love of all the gods the lispy, wispy voice was awful. Please change her voice and we’ll pretend she’d a terrible case of strep this whole time. Or bronchitis. Whatever. Otherwise it’s a good book, and it was interesting.