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  • The Oncoming Storm

  • Angel in the Whirlwind, Book 1
  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,089
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 994
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 996

In the year 2420, war looms between the galaxy's two most powerful empires: the tyrannical Theocracy and the protectionist Commonwealth. Caught in the middle sits the occupied outpost system Cadiz, where young officer and aristocrat Katherine "Kat" Falcone finds herself prematurely promoted at the behest of her powerful father. Against her own wishes, Kat is sent to command the Commonwealth navy's newest warship, Lightning.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator's voices are terrible, story very good

  • By DH950 on 03-22-16

Military SF comfort food

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I dig Christopher Nuttall. While this kicks off a series that isn't anything you can't find in a Weber, Bujold, or Campbell novel, Nuttall is such a fun and skilled author that you still get drawn in. I trust when I see his name that I have an enjoyable literary meal in front of me, of that down home Sunday dinner varierty. Nothing out of the ordinary but always satisfying and leaces a smile on your face after.

  • The Last Tribe

  • By: Brad Manuel
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 22 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,017
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,537
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,524

Fourteen-year-old Greg Dixon is living a nightmare. Attending boarding school outside of Boston, he is separated from his family when a pandemic strikes. His classmates and teachers are dead, rotting in a dormitory-turned-morgue steps from his room. The nights are getting colder, and his food has run out. The last message from his father is to get away from the city and to meet at his grandparents' town in remote New Hampshire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect year in the post apocalypse.

  • By Andrew Pollack on 06-18-16

Postap-Optimistic

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

Brad Manuel has crafted an engaging family drama set after an apocalyptic plague. It is neither overly violent nor vulgar. This is not The Stand or The Walking Dead, it's more Little House on the Prairie or Nathan Lowell's Golden Age of the Solar Clipper in tone if not subject matter. This is the only Post Apocalyptic fiction I could imagine reading as an anti-depressant. Well worth your time.

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  • Dancing in the Dust

  • By: Gwendolyn Pendraig
  • Narrated by: Karin Allers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

After surviving the plague that wiped out her family and most of the warm-blooded life on Earth, Ayla has spent 10 years in relative solitude surviving and, against all odds, thriving. Ayla's world gets a whole lot bigger when she finds a fascinating new canine companion. Along the way, she picks herself up a nemesis, a needless distraction, and a new approach to postapocalyptic life. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • All the gore that comes with the end of the world

  • By Jamie on 05-24-18

Pulls no punches

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

A stark and brutal post apocalyptic tale. If cannibalism and rape are too much, skip this one. That said, it does showcase a strong female protagonist, a detailed enough explanation of the apocalyptic event without delving too far into an explanation to lose intrest or credibility, and a pleasant dynamic between the characters you aren't meant to hate. Decent enough read, but very much for mature audiences only.

  • Fantasy Swap Online, Book 1

  • By: Alyson Belle
  • Narrated by: J. J. Jenness
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 96

In the player-versus-player MMORPG, Fantasy Realms Online, people live out the fantasies they can't in real life, no matter how bloody or sexy they might be, and Kromgorn the Barbarian is no exception. But when the Lich-Lord releases a powerful spell that traps most of the players in the game permanently, Kromgorn accidentally winds up stuck in the avatar of his friend, Lacey - a stupid, low-level female character that was designed exclusively to get down and dirty with the in-game pleasure system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book and good performance by the narrator

  • By J Smith on 05-29-18

interesting

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

Reviewed: 04-01-18

I was given a copy of this book for an impartial review.

So, I enjoy some of the LitRPG genre, though it's not without it's flaws. Not really into Erotica. Maybe because of what seemed a tonal shift between the two elements, I was taken aback when the seemingly tame LitRPG story took a hard right into porn, even though I was expecting it.

That said, over all I enjoyed the book. It's pulp, a fun dime store novel, not something you need to ponder on - but sometimes that is exactly what you want to read. Cliches and corny, telegraphed dialog. It's familiar. It's literary comfort food.

If you like a little Geek with your Porn, give this one a shot.

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  • A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 3
  • By: Nathan Lowell
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400

The Lois McKendrick runs headlong into trouble when a routine in-system transit goes bad. Ishmael and the rest of the crew must scramble to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it in order to keep the ship alive. Learn more about the officers and crew of the Lois McKendrick as they struggle to keep their ship, and discover how Ishmael finds out how wrong he's been about what it means to be a spacer in this latest Trader's Tale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Feel good series

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-24-16

Classic Character driven Sci-Fi

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

Reviewed: 08-14-17

More in the musing style of Heinlein than the action / event driven modern vogue, Nathan Lowell's Solar Clipper series starts slow and lets you get to know the characters and setting naturally. Wonderfully engaging, one of the few series I revisit every few years.

  • The Buried Symbol

  • The Runes of Issalia, Book 1
  • By: Jeffrey L. Kohanek
  • Narrated by: Gregory Walston
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Discover a lost magic, long buried and forgotten.... Without a rune marking his role in society, Brock is doomed to a life below the lowest rung of the social ladder. Unwilling to accept his fate, the teen risks his life to obtain a fake rune that marks him as a member of the Empire's ruling class. He then embarks on a quest to join an institution where the Empire's future leaders are trained. As a student of the Academy, he soon uncovers a chain of secrets kept hidden for centuries, secrets that expose cracks in the foundation of Empire society.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good story. subpar narrator.

  • By D & S Mercer on 04-28-17

Meh

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-27-17

Robotic narration and juvenile cliched dialog sink what were some otherwise decent world building. probably wont be continuing the series.

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  • The Cadet

  • By: D. Rus
  • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 139

A UFO appears on Earth's orbit. Ignoring all contact attempts, it showers the planet with priceless artifacts. Choose: perfect health, $10 million, or seven years in prison, per the new amendment. The night of the meteor shower, Paul and his friends run around the city, engaging in quick fights with citizens gone crazy, trying to obtain one of the artifacts.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I was very disappointed with this book by D.Rus

  • By john norris on 05-04-17

Caveman values

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-17

Full of Mary Sue fantasy chauvinistic homophobic rhetoric. Predictable and bland otherwise. Skip this one if that sort of thing bothers you.

  • A Head Full of Knives: An Urban Fantasy Novel

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

From the author of Audible #1 bestsellers In The Darkness, That's Where I'll Know You, The Physics of the Dead, and The Stone Man (shortlisted for the Audible Audiobook of the Year award 2015). Ever wished the world would revolve around you? Be careful what you wish for... Martin Hogan feels like he's being watched by everyone and everything, and doesn't know why. Even his pets are acting strangely. Each night he sees animals gathering outside his house in the darkness, staring up at his windows with glittering eyes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By jayce on 12-09-15

interesting slow burn

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

Reviewed: 11-22-16

interesting tale driven by doubt and moral dilemmas more than action and impending peril. worthwhile read, leaves some mysteries at the end for further consideration by the reader while still telling a complete and satisfying story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The State

  • By: Tom Wright
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

The resistance fights the state on every hand, trying to gain a foothold against their military might. Kara, a young soldier, reunites with Matt, her childhood friend. For several years, he's been indoctrinated by the state. Kara must work to turn him back, while fighting to stop the force that captured him so long ago. Orem, the leader of the resistance, seeks to atone for his past by saving the future. But the more he tries to avoid violence, the more deaths pile up. He and Kara race against time to bring peace to the warring factions before it's too late.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The State: Read It!

  • By Abinadi S Ayerdis on 09-01-16

Good post apocalypse YA

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

Reviewed: 09-06-16

This book took a little while to grow on me, but the universe is plausible and the characters feel a bit more complex and true than your typical YA fare. Being set in Austin, TX helped my immersion as an ex-Austinite. I especially enjoyed the relationship of the the leaders of the opposing factions. Worthwhile read.

  • Shadow Play

  • Black Magic Outlaw, Book 2
  • By: Domino Finn
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

I'm Cisco Suarez, and a week ago I was dead. Cursed into serving a clandestine shadow group, I have a lot of blood on my hands. Good thing I also have a juvenile problem with authority. I'm not taking orders anymore, and the first thing on my bucket list is bringing them down. If I'm good at anything, it's looking in dark places. But I've got shadows of my own. Horrific deeds coming back to haunt me, and not the metaphorical kind of haunting, either. I'm talking ghosts, mages, and that thing with the glowing red eyes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fresh take on urban fantasy.

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-14-16

Good follow up

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

Reviewed: 07-12-16

If you enjoyed the first in the series then this is a worthwhile sequel. Interesting new layer to the story, good world building, sticks the ending.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful