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  • Ocean of Storms

  • By: Christopher Mari, Jeremy K. Brown
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 617
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 541
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 542

In the near future, political tensions between the United States and China are at an all-time high. Then a catastrophic explosion on the moon cleaves a vast gash in the lunar surface, and the massive electromagnetic pulse it unleashes obliterates Earth's electrical infrastructure. To plumb the depths of the newly created lunar fissure and excavate the source of the power surge, the feuding nations are forced to cooperate on a high-risk mission to return mankind to the moon.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Just not very good

  • By Astroman on 12-11-16

Plot holes right up front

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

I couldnt get past chapter 3. the author would have you believe that alien tech on the moon has sent an EMP and briefly knocked out all of Earth's electric grids and electronics. Sounds cool except 1) the effects are line of sight and can't travel around to the far side; 2) an EMP would fry electrical components, not turn them off temporarily; and 3) the area of the moon where the alien tech lies buried is on the nearside of the moon but doesn't quite face the Earth. The pulse apparently hides code that is found to be lat/long coordinates on the moon. very omnious except that the ancient buried tech would have to know our points of reference and how we determine coordinates. There are many coordinate systems that we (humans) use. there is more but if. you don't care about piss poor science in your sci fi, this reads more like a clive Cussler novel. Enjoy!

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  • Origins of a D-List Supervillain

  • By: Jim Bernheimer
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,552
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,437

Even D-list supervillains have to start somewhere. Follow Cal Stringel's misadventures as he climbs to the lowest levels of supervillany in the prequel to the smash hit, Confessions of a D-List Supervillain. Angry that he wouldn't be known as the engineer who made Ultraweapon's force blasters, Cal resigns to chase after a bigger, better paycheck. However, the Promethia Corporation isn't going to let him go that easily and sets out to make his life a living hell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Anti-hero beginnings.

  • By Teresa on 02-26-15

Unable to put it down

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

Reviewed: 11-22-17

The first book in a great series. Well written and excellent narration. Plenty of action and humor.

  • Rise of a D-List Supervillain

  • By: Jim Bernheimer
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 734
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 705
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 698

One of the few heroes he respects has been captured, and now, Cal must rely on his wit, technical skills, and a healthy dose of The Big Lie, to pull off a daring rescue from inside a villain's base. Along the way, he and his team of New Renegades will have to worry about an imposter, human/animal Manglermal hybrids, a naked woman, an evil scientist, a terrifying plan, and the ever intrusive presence of Big Brother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • of two minds.

  • By Omki on 09-18-17

Entertainment at its best

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

Reviewed: 10-14-17

if you're looking for feel-good story about superheroes, you're in the wrong place. This is a story about a super-villian, griity and salty as they come, who makes the world a better place only because it serves his interest. Great stuff!

  • Secrets of a D-List Supervillain

  • By: Jim Bernheimer
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,459
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,359
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,357

Cal Stringel may be dead to the world at large, but a select few know that he's still alive and in control of the most powerful suit of battle armor ever created. He's part of a rogue superteam taking the world by storm and changing the dynamic for both heroes and villains alike. With change comes resistance, and those holding control and power are not ready to just hand it over without a fight.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Reads like a clip-show

  • By Marcus on 04-12-15

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 10-14-17

The mother of all anti-hero stories! One must read the whole series! The orator adds another level to the entertainment.

  • Confessions of a D-List Supervillain

  • By: Jim Bernheimer
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer, Talmadge Ragan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,713
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,503
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,509

Exploding from the pages of Horror, Humor, and Heroes, Volume One - it’s the full length adventures of the one and only Mechani-Cal! So grab your battlesuit and prepare to get a little nasty.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not Quite The Avengers, But Just As Much Fun...

  • By Michael on 10-08-12

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 10-14-17

I was drawn into the story right away. Well written and well narrated. Picked up the sequel immediatwly after finishing.

  • Don't Look Back

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,126
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,117

Eve Hardaway, newly single mother of one, is on a trip she’s long dreamed of - a rafting and hiking tour through the jungles and mountains of Oaxaca, in southern Mexico. Eve wanders off the trail, to a house in the distance with a menacing man in the yard beyond it, throwing machetes at a human-shaped target. Disturbed by the sight, Eve moves quickly and quietly back to her group, taking care to avoid being seen. As she creeps along, she finds a broken digital camera, marked with the name Teresa Hamilton.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Strong characters in a weak story

  • By WWaltonG on 05-04-16

Budget read

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

Reviewed: 10-04-17

I felt the plot was drawn out but predictable. The characters kept contradicting themselves, e.g. Eve had one scene where refuses to let her son spend the night at a friend's due to his special needs and the next scene decides to spend a wekk long vacation in a remote jungle without him. The action was akin to a low budget action flick; showy but unrealistic. The master tactician used amateur tactics. Ad nauseum. The orators, however, were top notch. Their narration was the only quality i enjoyed.