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  • Ononokin Book Bundle #1

  • 4 Hilarious Adventures
  • By: John P. Logsdon, Christopher P. Young
  • Narrated by: Jus Sargeant
  • Length: 21 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

A hilarious fantasy book bundle! This bundle includes A Quest of Undoing, The Full Moon Event, Bob the Zombie, and Gappy's Gadgets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hit the spot nicely <br />

  • By Kindle Customer on 10-22-17

Well worth the listen!

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

Reviewed: 04-28-18

This is by far one of the best comedic fantasy series I've listened to in a very long time. I can't wait for the rest of the books to come to Audible.

  • Emperor Mollusk Versus the Sinister Brain

  • By: A. Lee Martinez
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,472
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,305
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,303

Emperor Mollusk. Intergalactic Menace. Destroyer of Worlds. Conqueror of Other Worlds. Mad Genius. Ex-Warlord of Earth. Not bad for a guy without a spine. But what's a villain to do after he's done... everything. With no new ambitions, he's happy to pitch in and solve the energy crisis or repel aliens invaders should the need arise, but if he had his way, he'd prefer to be left alone to explore the boundaries of dangerous science. Just as a hobby, of course. Retirement isn't easy though.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hilariously wacky!

  • By Kat Hooper on 04-09-12

Great story, AWESOME narrator!

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

Reviewed: 10-23-17

This was a very comedic story, but the nest part was the narrator--he really made the characters come alive, far better than any other I've listened to. I highly recommend this audible book.

  • The Handmaid's Tale: Special Edition

  • By: Margaret Atwood, Valerie Martin - essay
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes, full cast, Margaret Atwood
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,516
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,704
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,641

After a violent coup in the United States overthrows the Constitution and ushers in a new government regime, the Republic of Gilead imposes subservient roles on all women. Offred, now a Handmaid tasked with the singular role of procreation in the childless household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost everything, even her own name.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT

  • By ambER on 04-20-17

Sleep Inducing Narration

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Interesting book; interesting TV adapation; ultra-monotonous narration. Please issue a new version with some other narrator.

What did you like best about this story?

A cautionary tale that scares the pants off me in our current society.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of the narrators?

I can't even say--I just abhor the current narration. I'm floored by all of the glowing reviews--I can't get through it, I keep trying and keep failing.

31 of 40 people found this review helpful

  • Blackout

  • Strike Point, (Volume 1)
  • By: Emerson Hawk
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 72

Was it true that ISIS set off multiple EMP's across the USA, taking out the entire power grid? Or was that just a cover up? John and Laura Monroe are stuck on a train that has come to its final stop 150 miles from home. With no communications, and strange storms taking over the skies, every decision they make could be the difference between life or death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Post apocalyptic sub genre at its best

  • By Mary Karowski on 06-19-16

A Mixed Response

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

Reviewed: 06-09-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com. [sic]

The required language out of the way, on with the review--

From a technical standpoint, this is a good listen. The story is well written and the plot is mostly cohesive. The narrator also did a fine job with his performance and I believe I would enjoy listening to other titles.

That said, I found that I was turned off by the story itself. I had a few quibbles with the consistency of some of the technology functioning after the attack while other components had been rendered inoperable. I was also somewhat distracted by the repetitive use of the phrase "personal space." In addition, I had a difficult time connecting with the main charafters due to a perceived weak female/misogynistic male vibe.

My biggest stumbling point, however, is the not-so-subtle inclusion of right-leaning political talking points. To my mind this is Fox News wrapped up in narrative prose. If you are a Fox News consumer I suspect you will have a very different experience than I.

And as art goes, that's really how it should be.

I'm curious to see where the story goes from here--I just hope the next book is focused more tightly on the dystopian storyline and less on the political discourse.

If you’ve listened to books by Emerson Hawk before, how does this one compare?

This is my first exposure to Mr. Hawk's writing.

Have you listened to any of Kevin Pierce’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is my first exposure to Mr. Pierce's narration.

Was Blackout worth the listening time?

Yes, in the same sense that listening to alternative view points, though frequently uncomfortable, gives us greater insight into to our own closely held beliefs.

Any additional comments?

Give it a shot, you may enjoy it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful