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  • Death March

  • Black Magic Outlaw, Book 6
  • By: Domino Finn
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

When you live in a city notorious for going too far, trouble's what you make of it. Believe me, I've seen my share. Now I'm taking my ill-gotten gains and laying down roots. Imagine that. Cisco Suarez living the Miami high life. In a perfect world, all I'd worry about were mounting HOA violations and a girlfriend playing hard to get. Not my world. One innocent investigation turns into a meet and greet with human-trafficking vampires and, surprise, surprise, the cops frown on my brand of outlaw justice. The FBI's next, asking questions about a set of murders I didn't commit. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • outstanding!

  • By Jane Ryan on 06-10-18

The Best Black Magic Outlaw Yet

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

Reviewed: 01-18-19

Book 5 ties up so nicely that I almost didn't start Death March.

That would have been a mistake.

Death March is by far the best Cisco story so far. If only I'd known what Finn had in store for me, I'd never have waited so long to pick it up. More Black Magic, please!!!

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  • Trojan

  • Afterlife Online, Book 3
  • By: Domino Finn
  • Narrated by: Justin Thomas James
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

Founding a headquarters is a good start, but the Black Hats aren’t the only empire builders in the land. As crusaders mobilize an army, assassins struggle for independence, and dissidents make waves in Stronghold, Haven’s tentative peace is threatened. The gears of war are churning, and Talon refuses to be crushed in the teeth. Enlisting the help of an old friend, Talon hatches an ingenious scheme to wrangle the embattled citizens of Haven to his cause. Except there’s another plot shaping the virtual world, one meticulously devised by a ghost in the machine. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Domino Finn Strikes Again!

  • By Erik on 01-09-19

Triple A game you won't find on Steam or Origin

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

Domino and Justin knock this one out of the park. the most intricate of the Afterlife Online books to date. Really fun bonus content at the end. Grom the Pirate is my spirit animal.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Druid Justice: A New Adult Urban Fantasy Novel

  • The Colin McCool Paranormal Suspense Series, Book 5
  • By: M.D. Massey
  • Narrated by: Steven Barnett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

When I came back from Underhill, I was certain that my dealings with the fae were done. Sure, I knew they’d be after me - I mean, I had cut off their unlimited supply of magic, after all. I just didn’t think I’d have to help them anymore. But when fae started dropping like flies, and the Red Cap Syndicate came begging for my help, I felt kind of obliged to lend a hand. Thing is, nobody would have attacked the fae in such a brazen manner before I betrayed their queen. So, I guess it’s my fault all the fae are being assassinated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm binging and I can't stop!

  • By matt on 12-31-18

I'm binging and I can't stop!

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

Great story telling continues. Barnett's use of voice modulation really takes the supernatural asthetic to the next level. On to the next book!

  • Underground Druid: A New Adult Urban Fantasy Novel

  • The Colin McCool Paranormal Suspense Series, Book 4
  • By: M.D. Massey
  • Narrated by: Steven Barnett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

I thought the job was done when we broke up the Fae’s child sex-trafficking ring. We rescued the kids and killed the ringleaders, and everyone was supposed to live happily ever after. But as it turns out, that only happens in fairy tales. Because when you’re dealing with the Fae I know, there’s always another nightmare waiting in the wings. Now I’m traveling into the belly of the beast - straight into Underhill, the mystical realm of the Fae. And to pay for my passage to and from the Faery lands, I’ll have to do something no one has ever done before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Each book gets better

  • By matt on 12-24-18

Each book gets better

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

Reviewed: 12-24-18

The second book in series really turned me off, it took me over a year to finish. I'm glad I came back! this tale of Colin McCool is great. Downloading the next one as I write this!

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  • Powder Trade

  • Black Magic Outlaw, Book 4
  • By: Domino Finn
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

Cisco Suarez versus an entire Caribbean drug cartel. Round one. Fight. Okay, not exactly the most even championship match, but it's the one I drew. If you told me months ago I'd be robbing drug dealers, I would've committed you myself. Who needs that kind of trouble, right? The good news is I'm only after one man: Connor Hatch. The bad news is he's the new Pablo Escobar, a primal being, and all but untouchable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FAMILY!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-21-17

Dresden's got nothing on the Shadow Charmer

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

Necromancy, mayhem, and a family in danger.

The badass zombies go without saying.

Domino Finn's and Neil Hellegers knocked this one out of the park.

Shits about to go down, and you'll never see it coming.

  • Hunted

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 6
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,615
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,848
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,822

For a 2,000-year-old Druid, Atticus O’Sullivan is a pretty fast runner. Good thing, because he’s being chased by not one but two goddesses of the hunt - Artemis and Diana - for messing with one of their own. Dodging their slings and arrows, Atticus, Granuaile, and his wolfhound Oberon are making a mad dash across modern-day Europe to seek help from a friend of the Tuatha Dé Danann. His usual magical option of shifting planes is blocked, so instead of playing hide-and-seek, the game plan is...run like hell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Serving of Hilari-tea

  • By Don Gilbert on 06-25-13

slowest of the series.

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

Some actions in the story turned me off and it was a struggle to get through. it's a great continuation of the series, but i wasn't ad invested in the story when Atticus wasn't on screen. Some exposition seemed to drag where the pace should have been quick—it really sucked the excitement out of the scene.

I'll continue reading. This one should have gone through a more objective editor's hands.

  • Black Hat

  • Afterlife Online, Book 2
  • By: Domino Finn
  • Narrated by: Justin Thomas James
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303

Living in a virtual game world sounds like the ultimate dream. Plenty of action, intrigue, and guess who gets to be the big hero? But what happens when that digital reality gets flipped on its head? Bad guys are after your sweet loot, your fancy title is loaded with unrealistic expectations, and achieving such a high level comes with a big fat target on your back. Something has to give, so when a new crusader faction rolls into town, Talon senses an opportunity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Followup

  • By Ray Johnson on 02-14-18

Better than the first!

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

I have this reoccurring nightmare that Domino isn't going to finish the Afterlife Online Seriese. I wake up in cold sweats, wondering whatever happened to Talon, Kyle and Izzy. Did they ever defeat Luc1fer? I don't know, but I love this series!

  • Skin in the Game

  • Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
  • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,689
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,342
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,322

In his most provocative and practical book yet, one of the foremost thinkers of our time redefines what it means to understand the world, succeed in a profession, contribute to a fair and just society, detect nonsense, and influence others. Citing examples ranging from Hammurabi to Seneca, Antaeus the Giant to Donald Trump, Nassim Nicholas Taleb shows how the willingness to accept one's own risks is an essential attribute of heroes, saints, and flourishing people in all walks of life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliance smothered by Condescension and Petty Squabbling

  • By Jeremy on 03-11-18

Wish this guy would get on YouTube

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

Great performance. Interesting, thought provoking, going to check out his other books. he's got a fantastic breakdown of how minority groups disproportionately effect majories. Some of his religeous/cultural talk is surprisingly familiar to Dawkens memetic arguments (though Nassim is some brand of theist). I really enjoyed listening. Highly recommended to those tired of BSers BSing with numbers.

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  • 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 9,198
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,444

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

The end of the world, the beginning of the universe

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

Reviewed: 06-06-17

First off, I'm so glad they brought back Jefferson Mays to narrate this story. I had grown accustomed to his particular voices for each of these beloved characters. I especially enjoy his rendition of Avasarala.

The story continues as James Holden and the crew of The Rosenante do their best to protect what is left of the inner planets while acknowledging that what gave Marco and The Free Navy their political power to begin with was the exploitation of belters.

It creates a powerful narrative for social justice however, the authors never really discuss how the belters are oppressed or taken advantage of - just that the inner planets have more and that is unfair. The conclusion correctly identifies that the inner planet and belt economies are integrated in such a way that makes them impossible to separate (though they have due to the rocks dropped on earth), but seems to neglect that it has always been that way.

I really enjoyed this volume. It's a little less preachy on the social justice fronts as the last two volumes and still delivers a fantastic story with good tension, great character development and as always, leaving the reader wanting more.

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