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  • BattleTech: Embers of War

  • By: Jason Schmetzer
  • Narrated by: Tren Sparks
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152

For Ezra Payne and the Stealthy Tiger mercenaries, professionalism is everything. Hired to assist in the bitter, bloody fighting on the planet Hall, they quickly earn a decisive victory for their employer. They settle afterward in for a needed period of rebuilding, and a few months’ peace before moving on to the next contract. But their respite does not last. More mercenaries, hired by the Allied Mercenary Command itself, land on Hall. They believe the Tigers’ employer to be league with the Word of Blake, a shadowy interstellar organization that worships technology....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyably Predictable

  • By The Wayfarer on 07-22-18

Battletech!

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

It was like returning home again, to hear an honest to God BT story for the first time in I don't know how long. It could be nostalgia but I'd but it up there with the top tier of the old novels.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Empire's End: Aftermath

  • Star Wars
  • By: Chuck Wendig
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,811
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,293

Following Star Wars: Aftermath and Star Wars: Life Debt, Chuck Wendig delivers the exhilarating conclusion to the New York Times best-selling trilogy set in the years between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • meh

  • By RC on 03-09-17

what could have been

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

Reviewed: 04-08-17

First let me say that the voice acting was great as always with Star Wars books.

But the Story was just hard to swallow. Nora Wexly has to be second only to Jar Jar in terms of most annoying Star Wars characters. She has no depth and makes agonizingly bad decisions. The rest of the Characters are nearly as thin. If you're a Star War completist and need to know what happened after Endor in the new canon then be my guest and listen on. However if you're just looking for a good stoy. Move along.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Dark of Night

  • A Joe Ledger Novella
  • By: Jonathan Maberry, Rachael Lavin
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,261
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,193

Dark of Night is a story of worlds in collision. Three heroes who have survived the apocalypse are in a deadly race to save a busload of children from ravenous zombies and ruthless human scavengers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dark of Night: Joe Ledger Returns!!

  • By Tracy P. on 04-03-18

Solid zombie story

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

Reviewed: 01-05-17

It was a good zombie book. Believable characters. Makes me want to read the other books in series.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Vector Borne: A Novel

  • By: Michael McBride
  • Narrated by: Bobby Brill
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

A team of scientists unlocks the secret of the next phase of human evolution in the most unstable geological region on the planet... at the bottom of the sea in the Pacific Ring of Fire. When a massive earthquake rocks Oceania, generating a tsunami that decimates the surrounding islands and sinks the research vessel, a rescue team is dispatched... only to find that the majority of the crew had been slaughtered prior to the ship's foundering.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good story bad reading.

  • By Jim262 on 12-23-16

good story bad reading.

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

Reviewed: 12-23-16

The story was desent, not the best McBride but good. But the performance was so hard to get through. The characters all sounded the same. The emphasis was often put on the wrong word in a sentence and overall the reading sounded like a bad DJ from the 80's

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Hatching

  • A Novel
  • By: Ezekiel Boone
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 364

Deep in the jungle of Peru, where so much remains unknown, a black, skittering mass devours an American tourist whole. Thousands of miles away, an FBI agent investigates a fatal plane crash in Minneapolis and makes a gruesome discovery. Unusual seismic patterns register in a Kanpur, India, earthquake lab, confounding the scientists there. During the same week, the Chinese government "accidentally" drops a nuclear bomb in an isolated region of its own country.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Part One of ???

  • By Patrick Marstall on 07-17-16

sfi channel horror

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

Reviewed: 08-08-16

Well done B movie horror. I keeps you engaged while it works out a few kinks early. I didn't really feel like I connected with any of the characters for about the first third of the book but once I got into it I couldn't stop listening.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Snowblind

  • By: Michael McBride
  • Narrated by: Gary Tiedemann
  • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 220

A stranger staggers out of the wilderness under the cover of a blizzard and stumbles into a diner full of people. He collapses in the entryway, unzips his jacket, and allows the object hidden inside to fall out. Screaming commences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent creepy read.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 07-13-15

terrific

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

Reviewed: 07-31-16

This book will scare your socks off. the writing is very well done. The narrator does and excellent job. All in all a rare gem of a great story combined with great narration.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Colony

  • By: F.G. Cottam
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 662
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 608
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 613

For over a century, the New Hope Island vanishing has tantalized the world. How did 150 people disappear from a lonely Hebridean island, leaving no trace and no clues? Media magnate Alexander McIntyre decides to solve the mystery, and gathers a team of experts to mount an expedition to the island. He hopes running the story as a rolling exclusive will revive the fortunes of his flagship news-stand title. He hopes to find conclusive answers to questions that have teased a curious world for decades. And he wants his own secret theory triumphantly vindicated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid atmospheric horror

  • By AJ on 07-13-13

solid work

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

Reviewed: 04-20-16

it's a good story it drags for a while and ends abruptly but over all a solid story read well.

  • The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

  • Stories
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King, Dylan Baker, Brooke Bloom, and others
  • Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,817
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,807

A master storyteller at his best - the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story. Magnificent, eerie, utterly compelling, these stories comprise one of King's finest gifts to his constant fan. "I made them especially for you," says King. "Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • HE'S A CUP OF COFFEE

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 12-10-15

Good listen

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

Reviewed: 01-15-16

it was good not King's best best short story work but definitely entertaining. worth the credit.

  • A Storm of Swords

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 47 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 55,225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47,696
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 47,655

As opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others, a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow.

  • By Magikarp Salad on 12-22-07

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 11-17-15

The book is well written the voice acting is superb. Overall an awesome way to spend 48 hrs.

  • Bigfoot Hunters

  • Volume 1
  • By: Rick Gualtieri
  • Narrated by: Charlie Romanelli
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 133

Evolution is about to be kicked in the teeth by some very large feet. It started with a few missing hikers, a not uncommon occurrence for the remote town of Bonanza Creek. Now it's about to get a lot worse. The legendary creatures known as Sasquatch are emerging from the woods, and they're hell-bent on slaughtering everything in their path. The only ones standing in their way are a group of wayward campers, a few scared survivors, and the crew of a cable TV show.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stand the narrator

  • By Richard Bigsby on 10-14-14

However

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

Reviewed: 08-28-15

The story had just enough pulp horror movie in it to keep me listening. The narrator was alright, not the best but listenable. However, the over use of the word however made this almost downright ear bleeding. If I purchased this as a paperback I never would have made it past chapter 4. The writer can't go 2 paragraphs with out using it. In some cases he uses it 3 times or more in the same paragraph. Once yo u notice the over use it just takes you right out of the story. It might make a good drinking game but if you're doing shots you and your will have alcohol poisoning after a few minutes so just stick with beer.