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  • Monster Hunter Alpha

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,314

Earl Harbinger may be the leader of Monster Hunter International, but he's also got a secret. Nearly a century ago, Earl was cursed to be a werewolf. When Earl receives word that one of his oldest foes, a legendarily vicious werewolf that worked for the KGB, has mysteriously appeared in the remote woods of Michigan, he decides to take care of some unfinished business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpectedly Enjoyable

  • By Nicholas on 02-22-12

Favorite in the series so far

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

Reviewed: 04-05-19

Story was great, really rebounded from what i thought was a mediocre second book, i thought about not even continuing the series but i didnt have anything else to read and a long drive ahead of me so i stuck with it and im glad i did. The narrator on the other hand is getting on my nerves. Maybe ive been listening to him for too many hours but somebody needs to teach this guy how to read. He does a great job with the different charecter voices but for some reason he has a really difficult time just reading the narrative parts. He ends every sentance with a higher tone almost like he's asking a question. It is absolutely obnoxious, it makes me cringe.

  • The Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,743
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,566
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,524

Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, a father, a neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • different

  • By Kelly on 10-29-18

Excellent narration, terrible story

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

Reviewed: 02-12-19

Depressing, frustrating and pointless. This is easily the worst Grisham book I've ever read. Michael Beck's performance is top notch though, which is the only reason I was even able to finish the book. I'm a huge Grisham fan so this book was really disappointing.

  • Nightlord

  • Sunset
  • By: Garon Whited
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 36 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,345
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,335

Eric didn't ask to be a vampire. In fact he didn't even believe in them. Biting your own tongue with your fangs does a lot of convincing. Even so, being a part-time undead isn't as easy as you might think. It can let you hold down a day job, true, but sometimes the night "life" can be more than a little difficult, what with those bloodthirsty urges and predatory instincts kicking in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ahh no fair no fair

  • By nelson on 10-28-15

Chapters are out of order!!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-16-18

Would've been a great book, well written, well narrated, original concept, or at least an original combination of some genre classics but it was ruined by the fact that the first 10 hrs of the book are accidentally spliced into the middle between 20:25:00 and 30:26:54. Needless to say I did not expect such a massive f$%k upon the part of Audible or Podium so I listened to several hours of the middle of the book before all the unanswered questions drove me to investigate if I was in fact listening to the first book of the series or a sequel. i figured it out with some effort and found the intended beginning but by this point had already listened to enough of the middle that I learned too many spoilers to really enjoy the beginning. Hopefully this review will help prevent this from happening to anyone else and you can enjoy what would have been a great book much better than I did.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Black Prism

  • By: Brent Weeks
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 21 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,388
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,918
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,905

Gavin Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserve a tenuous peace. But Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live: five years to achieve five impossible goals. But when Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he's willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • original and entertaining

  • By LornaDavis on 09-19-16

a fantasy masterpiece

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

so much better with the new narrator, these books are amazing, cant wait for the conclusion

  • Bleak Seasons

  • Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 6
  • By: Glen Cook
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 531

Having risked their lives and souls to capture the fortress of Stormgard, a band of weary soldiers known as the Company witnesses their commander's descent into madness and await the reemergence of their ancient gods.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not as bad as the other review.

  • By chad on 04-23-15

Not one of the better BC books

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

Reviewed: 04-29-18

You've made it this far in the series, chances are you'll keep going, this book is a disappointment tho, its depressing, confusing, and not narrated well at all. Jonathan Davis thinks that shouting is a good substitute for any kind of emotion, perhaps it was just a bad editing (directing?) job but i listen to these books while driving and i cannot stand it when one minute I'm turning the volume up to hear a whisper and the next second its shouting in my ear. It was terrible, i skimmed thru most of it, hoping the next one in the series is better.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • High Mage

  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 21 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,402
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,990
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,960

 Things were starting to look up for Magelord Minalan the Spellmonger: The magic mountain in his domain not only made him a wealthy man and the most powerful mage in history, it also produced a lode of magical gemstones with unique properties - properties the Alka Alon, the masters of magic on Callidore, are fascinated by. When Minalan gets his chance to trade some of his magic rocks for irionite, he finds himself in a position to raise hundreds more magi with the stones...making them High Magi. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this series can not wait for the next

  • By Joseph on 05-22-18

Awesome audiobook from a consistently great series

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

Reviewed: 04-13-18

Great story, well written, well narrated, this is one of my favorite new series. My only complaint is that the rest of them haven't been produced yet. If your new to the series, start with the first one "Spellmonger" You won't regret it.

  • Galaxy Outlaws: The Complete Black Ocean Mobius Missions, 1-16.5

  • By: J. S. Morin
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 85 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,542
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,191

Meet the galaxy's unluckiest outlaws. Carl Ramsey is an ex-Earth Navy fighter pilot turned con man. His ship, the Mobius, is home to a ragtag crew of misfits and refugees looking to score a big payday but more often just scratching to pay for fuel. The crew consists of his ex-wife (and pilot), a drunkard, four-handed mechanic, a xeno-predator with the disposition of a 120kg housecat, and the galaxy's most-wanted wizard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Firefly cranked up on Meth plus a Space Wizard!

  • By Ray Johnson on 04-27-18

Epic episodic adventure, over 80 hrs of fun

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

Reviewed: 04-07-18

Although inspired by the TV show Firefly, this space opera isn't a knock-off or fan fiction, it's an odyssey in space, full of characters to love and loathe, annoy and entertain through scores of adventures. It's the most value in hours of entertainment that I have ever gotten out of a single credit. My only advice would be not to binge listen too heavily, although the story as a whole progresses throughout all 83+ hours, it is a slow progression and if you listen to too many missions in a row it may seem a little repetitive in themes and character reactions. That aside I enjoyed the ride immensely and the only reason I noticed the repetition is because I didn't want to stop listening until I reached the end. So spend that credit, it's worth it (and no one is paying me to say that or anything) and then strap in and get ready to embark on an epic journey across the galaxy.

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Babylon's Ashes

  • The Expanse, Book 6
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 19 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,796
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,026
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,993

The Free Navy - a violent group of Belters in black-market military ships - has crippled the Earth and begun a campaign of piracy and violence among the outer planets. The colony ships heading for the thousand new worlds on the far side of the alien ring gates are easy prey, and no single navy remains strong enough to protect them. James Holden and his crew know the strengths and weaknesses of this new force better than anyone.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • lots of filler

  • By Jesse Stevens II on 12-21-16

Holden is such a whiny bitch

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

seriously, there is no way he could be Captain of anything, all he does is whine and apologize anymore, it's annoying as hell. Other than that, great book, except for a few "Holy shit that is OBVIOUSLY a trap!" moments, and the whole deus ex machine at the end.

  • Stiger's Tigers

  • Chronicles of an Imperial Legionary Officer, Book 1
  • By: Marc Alan Edelheit
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 966
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 901
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 899

The empire has endured many centuries but is now threatened by multiple wars and a major rebellion in the South. A nobleman from an infamous family, an imperial legionary officer, a fighter, and a right proper bastard of a man, Captain Ben Stiger finds himself reassigned from a crack legion to the rebellion simmering in the South. Placed in command of a truly terrible company, the 85th Imperial Foot, he is unknowingly sent on a suicide mission to resupply an isolated outpost, the garrison of Vrell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful New spin on High Fantasy

  • By E. Atkinson on 10-25-16

Amateurish writing, cool story tho

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

Reviewed: 05-26-17

Despite being only 8 hours long the awkward dialogue has the main character constantly repeating himself in only slightly different words, it's obnoxious. Also, 8 hours wtf? put these books in a bundle or they are a waste of credits

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Reality Dysfunction

  • Night's Dawn Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 41 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,785
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,581
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,571

In AD 2600, the human race is finally beginning to realize its full potential. Hundreds of colonized planets scattered across the galaxy host a multitude of prosperous and wildly diverse cultures. Genetic engineering has pushed evolution far beyond nature's boundaries, defeating disease and producing extraordinary spaceborn creatures. Huge fleets of sentient trader starships thrive on the wealth created by the industrialization of entire star systems, and throughout inhabited space the Confederation Navy keeps the peace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally on Audible!! My favorite Hamilton series!

  • By Patrick on 04-05-16

Definitely not the Commonwealth

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

Reviewed: 04-05-17

If you, like me, are expecting something akin to the Commonwealth books you might be disappointed. This is more like a paranormal thriller that happens to take place in a futuristic SciFi world, and if that sounds like a bit much, it is. Still if you can get past the satanist murder/sex cults and don't mind a morbid portrait of the afterlife it's an engaging story that will keep you wondering what's going to happen next all the way to the end until you're wondering "What hell did I just listen to, and should I buy the sequel?"

11 of 11 people found this review helpful