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  • Into the Shadow of Dark

  • The Mysterious World of Professor Darkk and Miss Shadow, Book 0
  • By: Jeff Walker
  • Narrated by: Matthew Coyle
  • Length: 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

A short story introducing the characters of the coming book The Mysterious World of Professor Darkk and Miss Shadow. Two strange individuals come to the aid of a group of people being attacked by a demonic being.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By Emily on 11-15-18

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This book starts right in the middle of demonic action in a bank. It was quite interesting, but it was quite short so there was no time for character development or background. It introduces the two main characters for the series, but you can't guess at what they are or why they're important. It definitely makes me want to know more.

  • Lady Justice and the Avenging Angels

  • Lady Justice, Book 4
  • By: Robert Thornhill
  • Narrated by: George Kuch
  • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 39

Lady Justice has unwittingly entered a religious war. Who better to fight for her than Walt Williams? Walt and his sweetie, Maggie, have just returned from a honeymoon that was packed with love, fun, mystery, and danger. Now it's time for them to adjust to living under the same roof - quite the challenge for a couple in their sixties, both of whom have never been married before! But nothing could be better than having Maggie by his side when a great threat arises and Walt is, as usual, smack dab in the middle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book 4

  • By MANI on 01-18-17

Pretty Good

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I actually enjoyed this installment much more than the last couple books in the series. The plot was good, and I found the religious zealots to be quite an interesting topic. I wasn't all that interested in the subplot of Willie finding his family from his aunt's will, and I zoned out a bit when they were investigating. It was also pretty humorous, especially with Maggie's attempts to make Walt healthier.

It was quite an enjoyable book and possibly one of my favourites of the series.

  • The Dark, Volumes 1-4

  • By: David Hernandez
  • Narrated by: Commodore James
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 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

A horror anthology featuring the stories "The Hunter", "Shadow People", "The Harvest Moon", and more.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Distracted

  • By Emily on 10-15-18

Distracted

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was an anthology of 12 short horror stories. They were well written but it was quite difficult to tell when one finished and another started. I also found the background music quite distracting, even if it was appropriate.

  • Lady Justice Gets Lei'd

  • By: Robert Thornhill
  • Narrated by: George Kuch
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Walt and Maggie are off to Hawaii to tie the knot, but Lady Justice never takes a break - not even for weddings or vacations. Ancient artifacts, political zealots and a tiny lizard drag the honeymooners from their posh hotel into a sacred burial cave in the caldera of an extinct volcano. Willie and Mary join the newlyweds for a tropical adventure filled with intriguing mystery and off-the-wall humor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book 3

  • By MANI on 12-20-16

Alright

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This is not my favourite of the series. A lot of it felt quite confusing and I struggled to follow the plot due to the various twists and turns that it took. It felt like most of it was dedicated to Hawaiian history which I didn't find that interesting.

However, the characters were still pretty funny. I enjoyed the interaction between Walt and the other characters.

  • E is for Eyeball: An Alphabet Book for Grown-Ups!

  • The Alphabet Books Series, Book 5
  • By: Marc Richard
  • Narrated by: David S. Dear
  • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Ever wanted to be in a story? Our hero has. And now here he is. And it sucks. How did he get here? What did he do to deserve this? Why are these tales so much worse than the originals?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Creative and funny outlook on Classic Literature

  • By cosmitron on 05-24-18

Not For Me

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

DNF at 21%.

It's not that this audiobook is bad, I just don't get it. It was really bizarre and I couldn't follow anything that was happening. I just thought the whole book was crazy.

  • Doctor Who - Phobos

  • By: Eddie Robson
  • Narrated by: Paul McGann, Sheridan Smith, Timothy West, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

The Tardis lands on Phobos, moon of Mars, where extreme sports nuts of the future indulge their passion for gravity boarding and wormhole jumping. But there's something lurking in the shadows - something infinitely old and infinitely dangerous. It's not for nothing that phobos is the ancient word for 'fear'....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really Enjoyable

  • By Emily on 10-08-18

Really Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

I really enjoyed this audiobook, and I think its much better than the previous installment. I love the relationship developing between the Doctor and Lucie, and I think that the both of them are narrated brilliantly. The plot itself was a bit cheesy, but still enjoyable. It was really good.

  • The Unicorn & the Dragon

  • Unicorn Daze
  • By: Laura Hesse
  • Narrated by: Laura Hesse
  • Length: 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

The ghost of Sir Lancelot helps Jessie and her unicorn friend, Gus, stop a dragon from destroying the Great Plains and even time itself. Jessie discovers how to release the power of the magical Karkadan horn to do good, and Gus finds the courage to live up to being the son of the unicorn king.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait for the next one 🐲

  • By Mandymay💄👠👛 on 10-07-18

Good

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I feel a bit stupid that, as a person in the mid-twenties, I struggled to follow the plot line of a book for four year olds. However, this is book 4 in a series, and I haven't read the previous three. It was well written, and very well narrated by the author Laura Hesse, but I wasn't a fan of repeating the book title before starting every chapter.

  • Serenity Found

  • More Unauthorized Essays on Joss Whedon's Firefly Universe
  • By: Jane Espenson - editor, Leah Wilson, Nathan Fillion, and others
  • Narrated by: Colby Elliott
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8

Serenity Found takes the contents of Finding Serenity even further, exploring not just the show but the events of the film as well, to create an anthology that's even more thought-provoking, fascinating, and far-thinking than its predecessor.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • NOT stories set IN the Firefly universe.

  • By KnK in CO on 03-13-18

Alright

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

I liked this audiobook, and I preferred it to the previous Finding Serenity.

However, it was a bit of a drag, and it felt like at least half of the essays had nothing to do with Firefly or Serenity. Like, I purchased this audiobook to listen to a book about Serenity, not Stargate or Buffy or Battlestar Galactica or Criminal Minds, even if I like half of those programmes. It was a bit of a letdown.

  • Doctor Who: The Lost Angel

  • 12th Doctor Audio Original
  • By: George Mann, Cavan Scott
  • Narrated by: Kerry Shale
  • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

All Alex Yow wants is to become a photojournalist and break her first story. All Brandon Yow wants is for his sister to keep out of trouble and come home. But that's not going to happen, because Alex has taken a picture of a statue. A statue that can move. A statue that makes people disappear. A statue that is hunting them down. In upstate New York, the Doctor is chasing weird energies that should not exist. Teaming up with Alex and Brandon, he discovers a powerful force enslaved to another's will.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good story

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-24-17

Alright

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

This story was alright, but the more the Weeping Angels appears the less terrifying they are. The narrator’s accent was also a bit grating and distracting from the story.

  • The Battle of Thermopylae

  • 300 Spartans and the Forgotten Citizen-Soldiers Who Fought with Them
  • By: HistoryIn60
  • Narrated by: Harriet Seed
  • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Most people know about the Battle of Thermopylae, even if they don’t recognize the name. During the second Persian invasion of Greece, 300 Spartans fought against Xerxes I’s forces on a narrow mountain pass. With such cinematic details, no wonder this sensational battle inspired the blockbuster film 300. However, both the film and popular imagination miss many important details about this battle. This concise history sheds light on the thousands of Greek citizen-soldiers who fought alongside the Spartans, forever changing the course of Greek identity and nationhood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A quick entertaining History lesson.

  • By cosmitron on 04-28-18

Good Info

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I found this really informative, and I learnt a lot about the Battle of Thermopylae. I think these History in 60 minute audiobooks are really great.

However, the sound quality wasn’t good. There was persistent crackling in the background of the audiobook and it was quite distracting. Adding to that, the narrator had quite a dry voice. It made the book itself sound a bit boring, and if I were less into history, I probably would have switched it off.