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  • Mancer Trilogy

  • By: Ferrett Steinmetz
  • Narrated by: Peter Brooke
  • Length: 38 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

A desperate father embraces forbidden magic, drawing from his obsession with bureaucracy in order to save the life of his injured daughter. An obsessed bureaucromancer who's turned paperwork into a magical Beast that can rewrite rental agreements, conjure rented cars from nowhere, track down anyone who's ever filled out a form. But when all of his formulaic magic can't save his burned daughter, Paul must enter the dangerous world of Flex dealers to heal her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • biggest gripe

  • By Jeffrey on 12-27-18

biggest gripe

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

Reviewed: 12-27-18

for a nerd that gets all the pop culture references peppered throughout the story, it was ear bleedingly grating to hear the narrator mispronounced words. from videogames to anime it he mangled references. I don't fault him for not knowing, but it should have been quality checked to make sure by either the author or a Google search.

  • Super Sales on Super Heroes

  • Super Sales on Super Heroes, Book 2
  • By: William D. Arand
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,236
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,907
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,896

In a world full of super powers, Felix had a pretty crappy one. After learning to harness his ability to modify any item he owns, he now runs a corporation that is rapidly expanding - Legion. After tangling with the local Heroes guild they’ve finally settled into a semblance of stability. Sounds great on paper. Run your company, make money, be your own boss, settle down. Except that with running a business, comes an inordinate amount of responsibilities. Like making sure everything keeps running and your people are paid.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Got better

  • By leaf on 05-08-18

wasn't sure but glad I purchased

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

I'm not really into harem books but this isn't too bad. the power of the mc feels like a deus ex machina as he can just give any power to any person under his rule. then with the mix of black magic, mad science, and infinite money it takes literally divine intervention to limit him. but despite the overpowered nature of his ability, I do enjoy when he had to navigate some problems with a bit of thought.

  • The Wayward Bard

  • World of Chains, Book 1
  • By: Lars M.
  • Narrated by: Justin Thomas James, Jeff Hays, Laurie Catherine Winkel
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 425
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425

With all the pesky planning out of the way, Daniel set out to realize his ultimate dream: gaining enough money to buy a tropical island and spend his days playing the violin and RPGs. What could possibly go wrong?   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A New Look

  • By Austin on 10-24-18

tales of bards are meant to be audible.

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

the thing about bards is their music. it's what they are known for, it's how they cast magic, it's what sets them apart.
being able to hear the songs as the story is told made this book amazing for me. I enjoyed this company's production with a cast that has multiple voices and special effects. it's not just a simple reading, it's theater.
the characters are great, and the story feels more like a fantasy with a lit rpg base. this isn't a bad thing as I am not concerned with reading the stat sheet every couple of levels.
I'm already aching for book two

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hero Forged

  • Ethereal Earth, Book 1
  • By: Josh Erikson
  • Narrated by: Josh Erikson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132

Gabriel Delling might call himself a professional con artist, but when walking superstitions start trying to bite his face off, his charm is shockingly unhelpful. It turns out living nightmares almost never appreciate a good joke. Together with a succubus who insists on constantly saving his life, Gabe desperately tries to survive a new reality that suddenly features demons, legends, and a giant locust named Dale - all of whom pretty much hate his guts. And when an ancient horror comes hunting for a spirit locked in his head, Gabe finds himself faced with the excruciating choice between death...or becoming some kind of freaking hero.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly Good

  • By Steelgator on 07-21-18

finally a series I'm looking forward to.

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

this was thoroughly satisfying. I immediately searched for book two. it's been a while since I had this feeling with a book ending.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Scourged

  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,976
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,568
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,549

New York Times best-selling author Kevin Hearne returns with the finale to his wildly popular action-adventure series, The Iron Druid Chronicles. Two-thousand-year-old Druid Atticus O'Sullivan travels to Asgard and faces off against the Norse gods to try to prevent Ragnarok in the final battle for the fate of mankind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a fitting conculsion

  • By will on 04-04-18

before you get this read all the short stories

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

I've loved iron druid from the first book and had followed it for years but this last one just wasn't fulfilling.

a few books back hearne started adding additional perspectives, and while it was needed as the story grew it was a departure from the formula that I had enjoyed. the main thing that got me though was between the last book and this one, there were so many short side stories that played into the book that going from the last on the main series to this left me a bit lost.

  • Morningwood: Everybody Loves Large Chests (Vol.1)

  • By: Neven Iliev
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,647
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,410

Large chests are said to encompass all manner of hopes and dreams. Men covet them. Women envy them. But one fact holds true - everyone wants to get their hands on some big ones. The same holds true for one intrepid adventurer - a strapping young lad by the name of Himmel. Armed with his grandfather's trusty longsword and the dream of being the strongest, he sets out on the journey of a lifetime!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really Entertaining

  • By HeatherY on 11-23-17

It was above and beyond what the synopsis promised

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

Reviewed: 11-21-17

though I'm not a fan of litRPGs I love this kind of narrative. the synopsis didn't give it away and I won't here so that you might enjoy the surprise as well. I'll be buying the next book the day it comes out.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dungeon Born

  • Divine Dungeon Series, Book 1
  • By: Dakota Krout
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,559
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,528

For eons, conquering dungeons has been the most efficient way to become a strong adventurer. Although not everything is as straightforward as it seems. Several questions have always plagued the minds of those who enter these mythical places of power: why are there so many monsters? Where do the amazing weaponry and heavy gold coins come from? Why does the very air fill with life-giving energies? Cal has all of the answers to these age-old questions, for a very simple reason. He is a Dungeon Heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Gem in the RPG/Fantasy Genre

  • By SirMehr on 04-01-17

do it for the narrator

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

Reviewed: 05-31-17

I love the concept and the author's explanation for dungeons, but what really makes the audiobook worth it is the narrator. differing accents and voices for each character he is what made this book a joy to listen to.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Crimes Against Magic

  • The Hellequin Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Steve McHugh
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,924
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,926

How do you keep the people you care about safe from enemies you can’t remember? Ten years ago, Nate Garrett awoke on a cold warehouse floor with no memory of his past and the only clues to his identity were a piece of paper with his name on it and a propensity toward magic. Now he’s a powerful sorcerer and a successful thief for hire, but it turns out that those who stole his memories aren’t done with him yet. When they cause a job to go bad, threatening a sixteen-year-old girl, Nate swears to protect her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Testosterone IV Drip

  • By Escapism Artist on 08-06-14

spoilers

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

Reviewed: 04-25-17

ok so maybe not too bad in the spoiler department since you learned of his amnesia early. but I liked it better when he didn't know himself. once he started getting memories back the character changed and you didn't have the time to like him again.
there villain was generic, just throwing out a famous name with no depth. maybe relying on it's myth to fill in the blanks but from just reading he seemed overly evil for no reason. no character development at all which is the biggest flaw in suddenly getting your memory back stories. you didn't learn he existed until you were near the end and we were given a list of bad things he's done to justify him being the villain.
perhaps as an American I didn't identify with the James Bond elaborate capture and slowly kill plan that lead to the memory loss but I feel this story just wasn't cobbled together well.

  • Awaken Online: Precipice

  • By: Travis Bagwell
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,822
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,812

A few days have passed since Jason's confrontation with Alfred and he's debating whether to reenter Awaken Online. Alfred has made a proposition that Jason isn't certain he should accept. After the battle with Alexion, Jason has also been appointed the Regent of the Twilight Throne. He must assume the mantle of ruling an undead city - with everything that entails. His first task is to investigate the dark keep that looms over the city's marketplace. This act will lead to a chain of events that might ensure his city's survival or create new enemies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • dang it I want more

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-26-17

The book was better.

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

Reviewed: 04-05-17

you know how you read a book and see the movie adaptation and think one is better than the other? same applies here. I've seen performers do amazing jobs giving voice to individual characters but Mr stifel didn't really cut it.
that being said, the story was amazing. i was pacing the floor with anticipation during the last fight. literally walking back and forth as I listened intently. so good.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • MudMan

  • The Golem Chronicles, Volume 1
  • By: James A. Hunter
  • Narrated by: Armen Taylor
  • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Levi's a golem, a mudman, crafted from the muck, mire, and corpses of a World War II concentration camp. Killing is just a part of his DNA. He doesn't like it, but unfortunately he's been saddled with a divine commission to dole out judgment on those who shed innocent blood. After 70 years as a cold-blooded murder machine, however, Levi's trying to change his grisly nature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Body of Mud but a heart of gold

  • By Ray Johnson on 05-10-18

a good urban fantasy

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

Reviewed: 01-26-17

the narrator was amazing, giving distinct voice to each character. the story was good but I winced at moments of dialog. some of the banter was not up to par with the interesting character development.