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  • Monster: A Psychological Thriller

  • By: S. E. Green
  • Narrated by: Susan Marlowe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

It takes a survivor to know a madman. When the police need to crawl inside the mind of a monster, they call Caroline. As a child, Caroline was abducted along with her twin sister. Caroline escaped. Her sister didn’t...But there’s something different about her latest case. Something familiar. Teenage girls are being murdered, their organs removed. As the scope of horror widens, Caroline begins to experience blackouts of lost time and disturbing hallucinations that are leading her to one terrible, impossible conclusion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 3books aweek girl

  • By James T. on 06-21-19

Good mystery

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

Reviewed: 07-13-19

Green weaves a murder mystery around girls from a prep school who have been murdered and believed to have been devoured. I was kept guessing who the true killer was for most of the book.

Marlowe delivers a great narration that adds to the suspense and power of the story.


I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Fateseal

  • Deck of Souls, Book 1
  • By: Bonnie L. Price
  • Narrated by: Annie Ellicott, Laurie Catherine Winkel, Jeff Hays, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 239

As a long-time gamer and guild leader, Cerys has always wondered what it would be like to live in virtual reality. When her guild members convince her to try a new VRMMO, she discovers reality is far more complex than she knew. Chosen by the gods of another world, Cerys finds herself trapped between warring factions: a tyrannical human empire and an oppressed kingdom of demons.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This is a boring romantic fantasy

  • By Robert F Pio III on 06-20-19

Something Wicked

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

Reviewed: 07-13-19

Sexy demons, sexy humans, and a new game that is more than what it seems. Prices weaves a tale about what is real and who is in charge of that reality that keeps you wanting to listen to more.


I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Advent

  • Red Mage, Book 1
  • By: Xander Boyce
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,012
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,921
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,920

Drew Michalik was working in a top-secret facility in Washington, DC, when the Advent began. As all electronics in the world simply ceased to work, blue screens filled with information appeared before him. Drew was given access to a mana interface and a limited number of reality-altering crystals called Xatherite. Following the instructions on his vision-impairing screens, he "slotted" his Xatherite and changed his fate: He gained the ability to cast spells. Now alone in the dark, he must battle through the government bunker turned dungeon in a desperate bid for survival.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kona Blend

  • By Randy on 01-10-19

A great start to a series

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

Reviewed: 07-06-19

Boyce writes a believable story of sci-fi, fantasy, and Lit RPG with grounded characters, solid leveling, and an apparently infinite range of abilities.

Daniels does an amazing jog delivering the story in a gritty and matter of fact way that lends more believability to what is going on.

I enjoyed this story immensely.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Jamestown

  • The Shadow War Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Raymond Bayly
  • Narrated by: Rhys David
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Blake and crew travel back to Croatoan, and what they find will change the course of the galaxy forever. The empire and their shadow overlords are targeting humanity. The Rangers, along with the newly liberated Croaton people, must race across galaxies and save humanity from extinction from the malevolent masters of the empire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mass Effect meets Battlestar Galactica

  • By Digital Rogue on 07-01-19

Mass Effect meets Battlestar Galactica

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

Reviewed: 07-01-19

Bayly writes the spiritual successor to Mass Effect with plenty of space based combat thrown in on top.

Bayly continues to tell a character focused story of people just trying to survive in a galaxy that's falling apart around them. The details and emotions that Bayly write make his work a joy to read or listen to.

Rhys David is phenomenal. One of the best narrators I've laid ears on in all my time listening to audiobooks. His mastery of mimicking speech patterns and creating voices is absolutely superb. Add to that his ability to inject feeling into the exposition makes him a must listen for audiobook fans.

If you like awesome space battles, political intrigue, and human/alien drama this book is up your alley.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Edge of Eons

  • A Cultivation Novel (The Adept Archives, Book 1)
  • By: Darren Hultberg Jr
  • Narrated by: Andrew Tell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

In the realm of Eon, strength is the rule of law. In daylight, the realm is ruled by the adepts, a group of mighty cultivators that use their spirits to wield world-bending, mystic power. These adepts live in constant strife, fighting for control of relics that hold the divine powers of ancient gods. In twilight, the realm belongs to the darkbeasts, nightmarish creatures born of a mysterious fog known as the veil. These creatures are drawn to power, hoarding relics in their dungeons and slaying any adepts that dare venture too close.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good but short

  • By coco on 06-05-19

Decent Story

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

Reviewed: 06-26-19

Hultberg writes an interesting story of magic and fantasy that shows a possible life after death and how the struggle never truly ends.

Tells does a decent job narrating the story but I found some of the reading to be clunky with emphasis on odd syllables and the voices not always remaining consistent.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

  • Chainworld

  • By: Matt Langley, Paul Ebbs
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Shryke is running for his life. But how do you escape an enemy who can follow you everywhere and everywhen? Shryke knows you can't, yet still he runs. There are horrors buried deep in his memory that have been locked away from him by some secret magic. All he knows is that he is the Quantum Assassin, and he stands alone against the end of everything - the lone warrior in a war he can’t hope to win. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SCI-FI? FANTASY? BOTH!

  • By Willis Burns on 06-18-19

Multiverse, Sci-fi, Fantasy

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

Reviewed: 06-25-19

Langley and Ebbs have created a world where multiple genres intersect in a gritty world where only the strong survive. Nothing is free in Chainworld and often the cost is incredibly expensive.

Perkins delivers a nuanced performance that was a perfect fit for the violent story giving each character their own voice and uniqueness.

if you enjoy genre bending stories with over the top graphic action this book could be for you.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Companion of Darkness

  • An Epic Fantasy Series (The Chaos Wars, Book 1)
  • By: CJ Rutherford
  • Narrated by: Ginger Sue, Dustin Spiehler
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20

For years, Jesaela has longed to visit the home of the Eldar, but what happens when your dream becomes a nightmare? Ripped from her family and home in the forest to become companion to a princess she’s never met, Jes soon discovers the far-off beauty is a lie. The Citadel is a den of darkness and cruelty, with forces and prophecies lurking within the crystal battlements, ready to ensnare the innocent and unwary. Caught up in an ancient war she never knew was being fought, Jes may be her people's only hope.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Companion of Darkness

  • By MANI on 06-22-19

Maker, but this was a Great book

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

Reviewed: 06-22-19

This book gives you an amazing mystery with extraordinary characters and an ending you didn't see coming.

Rutherford creates a fantasy world based on what we know with a healthy dose of personal imagination. He created characters that with backstory and emotion that make the reader/listener think that maybe they knew or know these people from somewhere in their lives.

Ginger Sue is a treat amongst audiobook narrators that one seldom gets to enjoy. Her range if characters and emotion I have only found in two maybe three narrators that I have encountered in my four plus years listening to audiobooks. Her detail oriented voice acting makes her someone I will definitely be looking for in my searches for new stories.

If you enjoy great mysteries, good characters, and imaginative fantasy world's this is a book for you.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Epic

  • By: Conor Kostick
  • Narrated by: Samuel E. Hoke
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

Welcome to a society governed through computer games! On New Earth, society is governed and conflicts are resolved in the arena of a fantasy computer game, Epic. If you win, you have the chance to fulfill your dreams; if you lose, your life both in and out of the game is worth nothing. When teenage Erik dares to subvert the rules of Epic, he and his friends must face the Committee. If Erik and his friends win, they may have the key to destroying the Committee's tyranny. But if they lose....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great read especially if you are a gamer.

  • By cosmitron on 03-01-18

It's okay, but could use some polish

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

Reviewed: 06-17-19

I want to say up front that I hate writing negative reviews.

My experience with the book was that it need some editing. It felt disjointed and things seemed to be happening that I had no frame of reference for. I think perhaps an epilogue where a few characters talked about the nuances of the world to help frame the readers mindset would have gone a long way.

I also found the narrating to be a bit unpolished. The voices weren't very believable and the reading was a bit clunky.

Truthfully I get it. Everyone has to start somewhere and we don't always have the skills or the money to pull things off. I hope with time the author and the narrator will gain the polish to help them out.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

  • Towers of Heaven: Book 1

  • By: Cameron Milan
  • Narrated by: Steve Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383

One day, six towers appear on Earth. Each one stands hundreds of stories tall, and are invulnerable to all attacks. At the base of each tower is a portal, welcoming in all who dare enter it. All sorts of magical monsters can be found inside the towers. Even treasure, magic, and superhuman strength can be acquired. The problem is that the towers aren't a friendly place. Even worse, the towers sometimes release waves of monsters to attack Earth. In the year 2083, there are only a hundred survivors. In one last attempt, they challenge the final floor without regard for their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Apocalypse + Time-travel + Litrpg = Yes Please

  • By Joseph Moore on 06-19-19

Time Travel Fantasy LitRPG

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

Reviewed: 06-17-19

Jason is a hero who never wanted the burden of knowledge but now that he has it he must do everything he can to save the world and the people he lives.

Milan writes a story that mixes fantasy with the real world while throwing in a healthy portion of LitRpg. Plenty of levels, systems, magic, and skills for the inhabitants to use. Lots of battle scenes and intrigue also round out the story. I truly enjoyed the story and even liked how the ending was not typical for these types of books.

Campbell does a wonderful job narrating the book. He does a great job giving the characters their own voices and nuances. There were a couple of hiccups in the reading but nothing that took me completely out of the story.

If you enjoy adventure, fantasy, or LitRPG stories I recommend this book for you.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Revenant

  • The Shadow War Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Raymond Bayly
  • Narrated by: Rhys David
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

When a small group of humans are abducted from Earth, they find themselves thrust into a battle for the fate of the known universe. They are forced to put their trust in a mysterious artificial intelligence who has its own secret agenda. Banding together with beings from across the universe, the band of misfits must overcome an empire bent on the subjugation of Earth. Can the small band of allies overcome an ancient evil while unlocking the very secret of humanities origins?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Sci Fi

  • By Karl hill on 07-16-19

Amazing Sci-fi Action

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

Reviewed: 06-13-19

In a galaxy, kind of far away, there are AI's who were built to save the universe. This is the story of a group of himself get space-napped and set about saving the Galaxy.

Bayly does a great job of writing characters so that they seem very real and likeable. Then he puts them in incredibly dangerous situation and gives them guns, knives, and the means to use them. Good story and great action.

Rhys David is phenomenal. His ability to create unique voices is one of the best I've heard. He's so good that it can be jarring when he moves between his British storytellers voice and that of a characters dialogue. I look forward to hearing more of his work.


I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review



if you like sci-fi space action books this the one for you and an excellent first book to a series.