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  • Choosers of the Slain

  • Paladin of Shadows, Book 3
  • By: John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Arthur
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483

Lust, Vengeance and Non-stop Action.

Mike Harmon's commando-quality retainers agree: their leader, code-named Ghost, is a peculiar one. An ex-Navy-SEAL, there is no stronghold he cannot penetrate, no target he can't take out. But Ghost is also a man struggling to keep the animal inside at bay and his twisted sexual desires satisfied with a rock-hard integrity and incredible force of will. Now Harmon and his militia have been hired to rescue the daughter of a powerful political mover in America, kidnapped into the Eastern Europe sex trade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heroes,Beauties, Bad guys, Good Guys

  • By Uncle Dale on 05-14-18

Plausible?

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

Reviewed: 09-18-15

Would you listen to Choosers of the Slain again? Why?

Probably not, Once was enough

What did you like best about this story?

The action in Ringo's books is always good.

What does Jeremy Arthur bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He is not the best narrator but not the worse either.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

not really

Any additional comments?

I read a review of one of the books in this series where the reader said the plot of that particular book did not seem "plausible". OK first question did any of this seem "plausible" to you? No in fact it is so implausible it's laughable. Saying this I do enjoy the books. They seem to be every school boy's wetdream of what being a military hero is all about, which it's NOT virgins throwing themselves at you. I am fairly certain that is not happening... The books are just funny.

  • Monster Hunter Alpha

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,003
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,217

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

It was passable.

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

Reviewed: 06-10-15

This one was a bit predictable. But I will continue with the series. The series as a whole has a good storyline and fun characters.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Sorcery Code: Volume 1

  • A Fantasy Novel of Magic, Romance, Danger, and Intrigue
  • By: Dima Zales, Anna Zaires
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 492

Once a respected member of the Sorcerer Council and now an outcast, Blaise has spent the last year of his life working on a special magical object. The goal is to allow anyone to do magic, not just the sorcerer elite. The outcome of his quest is unlike anything he could've ever imagined - because, instead of an object, he creates Her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm Looking For Volume 2 Already

  • By Ira on 01-24-14

I wanted to like it...

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

Reviewed: 04-20-15

I really wanted toylike this book but I did not. I stuck with it hoping it was just a slow start but I never cared about these characters or what happened to them. The narration was stoic and hard to listen to.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Strands of Sorrow

  • Black Tide Rising, Book 4
  • By: John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Tristan Morris
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,215

A hardened group of survivors fight back against a zombie plague that has brought down civilization. With the world consumed by a devastating plague that drives humans violently insane, what was once a band of desperate survivors bobbing on a dark Atlantic ocean has now become Wolf Squadron, the only hope for the salvation of the human race.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good ending to the series.

  • By Christopher J Bayne on 01-09-15

A great ending for a fantastic series

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

Reviewed: 02-04-15

Yes it met my expectations, best moment, when Faith got her birthday present. These books just made me smile! Semper fi!

  • Shattered

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 7
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,392
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,673
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,644

For nearly 2,000 years, only one Druid has walked the Earth - Atticus O'Sullivan, the Iron Druid, whose sharp wit and sharp sword have kept him alive as he's been pursued by a pantheon of hostile deities. Now he's got company. Atticus' apprentice, Granuaile, is at last a full Druid herself. What's more, Atticus has defrosted an archdruid long ago frozen in time, a father figure (of sorts) who now goes by the modern equivalent of his old Irish name: Owen Kennedy. And Owen has some catching up to do.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • After Six Good Books, I Was In Seventh Heavan

  • By Russell on 07-19-14

Excellent as always!

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

Reviewed: 06-20-14

If you could sum up Shattered in three words, what would they be?

flowing along nicely

Who was your favorite character and why?

Always Oberon, his view of the world knows no meat-bounds

What does Luke Daniels bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He makes the experience very personal. He is an excellent reader, able to individualize every character.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There were some heart-ringing parts and heartwarming parts and parts that make you laugh out loud!

Any additional comments?

Hello? Is anyone home? I have bacon...

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Skin Game

  • A Novel of the Dresden Files, Book 15
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 19,903
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,554
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18,479

Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day.… Because as Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it’s something awful. He doesn’t know the half of it… Mab has just traded Harry’s skills to pay off one of her debts. And now he must help a group of supernatural villains - led by one of Harry’s most dreaded and despised enemies, Nicodemus Archleone - to break into the highest-security vault in town, so that they can then access the highest-security vault in the Nevernever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hold onto your staff; Harry’s back.

  • By Don Gilbert on 05-29-14

Worth waiting for

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

Reviewed: 06-03-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, James Marsters reads Harry Dresden as if he were Harry himself

What was one of the most memorable moments of Skin Game?

Where the Wild Things Are...

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

Yes just as good

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Jim Butcher made me laugh, cry, and shout out loud but most of his books do that!

Any additional comments?

As always a great job, even 15 books in this series is still excellent

  • Blood Bound: Mercy Thompson, Book 2

  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,888
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,635
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,632

Mechanic Mercy Thompson has friends in low places - and in dark ones. And now she owes one of them a favor. Since she can shapeshift at will, she agrees to act as some extra muscle when her vampire friend Stefan goes to deliver a message to another of his kind. But this new vampire is hardly ordinary - and neither is the demon inside of him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blood Bound

  • By Deborah on 06-24-10

More rompping and less playing

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

Reviewed: 01-17-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Blood Bound: Mercy Thompson, Book 2 to be better than the print version?

No they are both ranked the same. The narrator is great!

What other book might you compare Blood Bound: Mercy Thompson, Book 2 to and why?

It is the same genre as the God Save the Queen series, both pretty lighthearted, an easy read and fun.

Which character – as performed by Lorelei King – was your favorite?

She is really terrific as a reader she manages to make each character distinct.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A Romp rolling good time

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Moon Called

  • Mercy Thompson, Book 1
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,503
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,500

Mercy Thompson's life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn't exactly normal herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A top notch Urban Fantasy heroine!

  • By Kindle Customer on 04-21-12

Romp and Play

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

Reviewed: 01-17-14

Where does Moon Called rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Between 1 - 10 I'd say an 8.5.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Moon Called?

The threat to eat her cat.

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

Yes she is awesome as a narrator!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I could have if I had the time.

Any additional comments?

This is a playful fun book. I wouldn't rank it as a great piece of literature but it is fun and easy to follow.

  • The Warlock's Curse

  • By: M. K. Hobson
  • Narrated by: Pat Young
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

The Year is 1910. Eighteen-year-old Will Edwards has landed a prestigious apprenticeship at Detroit’s Tesla Industries, the most advanced scientific research center in the United States. It’s a plum prize for a young man who dreams of a career in the new science of Otherwhere Engineering.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Tedious is back...

  • By Angela on 01-13-14

The Tedious is back...

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

Reviewed: 01-13-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I would recommend it to someone who likes to read series that turn into epics.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

It was not really an ending, nothing was concluded. It left more questions than it answered.

What about Pat Young’s performance did you like?

Yes it was ok, some parts sounded a little too "read".

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

NO! again just like the first in the series it starts out tedious. The ending comes hard and fast yet does not answer a lot of questions.

Any additional comments?

I look forward to the 4th in this series. I hope some of the questions will be answered.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Hidden Goddess

  • By: M. K. Hobson
  • Narrated by: Suehyla El-Attar
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

In a brilliant mix of magic, history, and romance, M. K. Hobson moves her feisty young Witch, Emily Edwards, from the Old West of 1876 to turn-of-century New York City, whose polished surfaces conceal as much danger as anything west of the Rockies. Like it or not, Emily has fallen in love with Dreadnought Stanton, a New York Warlock as irresistible as he is insufferable.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Goremance Continues!

  • By Dave on 04-30-12

Much better...

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

Reviewed: 01-13-14

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes, this book was faster paced than the first concentrating more on the story than establishing the world it takes place in.

What did you like best about this story?

The ending was happy and tidy.

Which scene was your favorite?

Unsure, the scenes all flowed nicely.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

yes

1 of 1 people found this review helpful