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  • What the Hell Did I Just Read

  • A Novel of Cosmic Horror
  • By: David Wong
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,224
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,216

While investigating a fairly straightforward case of a shape-shifting interdimensional child predator, Dave, John, and Amy realized there might actually be something weird going on. Together, they navigate a diabolically convoluted maze of illusions, lies, and their own incompetence in an attempt to uncover a terrible truth they - like you - would be better off not knowing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please fix the audio

  • By Chris Bell on 10-03-17

Lol

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

This was of course, just as awesome as the first two. I love how he changes the story, but keeps the background and characters. It's the perfect combo of new and interesting, but still we the same characters we know... And love? Laugh out loud funny, but still insightful and fascinating.

  • The Troll King

  • The Bowl of Souls, Volume 9
  • By: Trevor H. Cooley
  • Narrated by: Andrew Tell
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320

He was born a king. Half troll and half man, he crawled from the womb of a god and found himself leader of a deformed but powerful race. As he struggles to lead his people Mellinda slithers into their midst. She wields the Rings of Stardeon and she has her own plans for his people. A prophet has been taken. A demon army joins the enemies of the grove. Will Justan's might and Tarah Woodblade's powers be enough to help Jhonate's people protect the Jharro Grove? It may all depend on the choices made by the Troll King.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting build of the saga.

  • By Bob on 08-19-16

Love this series

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

Reviewed: 09-15-16

I really disliked this narrator when the switch happened after the first story, but the story is so great that I don't even notice anymore if I like or dislike him. He is good at bringing the characters to life, but they are very well written. This novel so far was probably my favorite so far. Unlike many series that get to be the same thing over and over this far in this one just keeps getting better. There are so many story lines to follow that when he goes back to a character you're like "oh my gosh I totally forgot this was happening!!!" and it's exciting all over again. I cannot wait for the next book and I will definitely be checking out his other works!

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  • Mother of the Moonrat

  • The Bowl of Souls Book 5
  • By: Trevor H. Cooley
  • Narrated by: Andrew Tell
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 681
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 631
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632

The Battle Academy and Mage School forces have joined, but they are outnumbered by Ewzad Vriil's army of mutated men and Mellinda's forest of monsters. There are spies on both sides, assassins on the hunt, secrets to be revealed, and Justan's magic will be unleashed. But there is one thing they haven't considered. Even if they can somehow overcome Ewzad Vriil, will they be able to destroy The Mother of the Moonrats?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favorite in the saga!

  • By Blake on 09-15-16

Loving this series

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

Reviewed: 08-14-16

A lot of series I read start to fall apart towards the later books but not this one. Cooley has built a world and characters that continue to fascinate throughout. I never find my mind wandering when I'm listening. While I believe the narrator does an overall good job giving life to this story his misprounounciation of some words makes me a little crazy. The characters words don't always match the narration. For example, at one point he sort of shouted a word then read "she hissed", and I was like wait what? It didn't necessarily not make sense for her to have said it the way he did but it would have made more sense had he stuck to doing what the narration said. None of this makes me not want to listen to the book but it does create some hiccups if you're like me and get immersed in the world. You periodically get jolted back to reality really quickly. Also, I think the first few books or one of the books had a different narrator? And he reads a few of the characters significantly differently. Overall it is very very good though.

  • Messenger of the Dark Prophet

  • The Bowl of Souls, Book 2
  • By: Trevor H. Cooley
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 998
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 996

Justan's dream of entering the Dremaldrian Battle Academy has been put on hold. His burgeoning magic powers have been deemed too dangerous to go untrained ,and he has been sentenced to two years at the Mage School. How is he supposed to fit in among the mages and wizards, a physically weak group of people with whom he has never identified? Can he learn how to control his new powers without losing his identity as a warrior? Can he stick to his plans while the mother of the moonrats tries to destroy the school from within?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wish they were all on audible

  • By LornaDavis on 05-12-15

Can't get enough of this series

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

Reviewed: 07-30-16

It's been a while since I've gotten so engrossed in a series like this. I'm really big on characters and character development and I love the way he is tying the characters together and growing them. The way that he gets the reader involved with every character really draws the reader in. Great story, great characters, amazing narration. Everything I could want in an audiobook.

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  • Super Powereds: Year 1

  • Super Powereds, Book 1
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 26 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,419
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,939
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,927

Knowledge is power. That would be the motto of Lander University, had it not been snatched up and used to death by others long before the school was founded. For while Lander offers a full range of courses to nearly all students, it also offers a small number of specialty classes to a very select few. Lander is home to the Hero Certification Program, a curriculum designed to develop students with superhuman capabilities, commonly known as Supers, into official Heroes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Series In Recent Memory

  • By Get Off My Lawn! on 10-08-16

so freaking amazing

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

Reviewed: 05-31-16

I laughed, I cried, all the good stuff. I loved this author before; I love him even more now. He has an incredible way of drawing you into the world of the characters (helped greatly by the superb narration). He gives you loveable, believable, complex characters and an incredibly entertaining and fresh story line. I have yet to find anything as unique and original as Drew Hayes stories. Really can't express how entertaining this book is, or how talented the narrator is. Just a perfect combo.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,429
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,524
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36,530

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Teri on 09-08-13

Great book for audio!

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

Reviewed: 06-13-15

The performance was so great! I love this narrator and I love the story. I'm a huge character person and I really loved the main characters in this story. The story definitely kept me interested in what was going to happen next. It's not a book you want to put on on the background.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • D6: Caverns and Creatures

  • By: Robert Bevan
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Sleep
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,731
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,625
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,623

This is a collection of the first six short stories in the Caverns and Creatures series. It includes "Cave of the Kobolds"; "Zombie Attack"; "Orcs, Bears, and Assholes"; "Shipfaced"; "Dungeon Crawl"; and "The Creep on the Borderlands".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keep the Series Coming!

  • By M. Maryanow on 05-20-15

Awesome as usual

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

Reviewed: 05-17-15

I love every story I read about Tim, Dave, Cooper, Julian and Ravenous! These short stories are so much fun to listen to on audible. You can listen to them in any order and they're fun to repeat. I still laugh just as much even when I'm listening for the second time.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • An Unwelcome Quest

  • Magic 2.0, Book 3
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,480
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,286

Ever since Martin Banks and his fellow computer geeks discovered that reality is just a computer program to be happily hacked, they've been jaunting back and forth through time, posing as medieval wizards and having the epic adventures that other nerds can only dream of having. But even in their wildest fantasies, they never expected to end up at the mercy of the former apprentice whom they sent to prison for gross misuse of magic and all-around evil behavior.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I LIKED YOU TWO BETTER WHEN,

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 12-24-15

Just keeps getting better

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

Reviewed: 02-28-15

I laugh out loud while listening to this book. People in the grocery store probably think I'm crazy while I shop and listen. He has created the most wonderful world full of the most wonderful characters and I just can't get enough.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Off to Be the Wizard

  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,693
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,068
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,069

It's a simple story. Boy finds proof that reality is a computer program. Boy uses program to manipulate time and space. Boy gets in trouble. Boy flees back in time to Medieval England to live as a wizard while he tries to think of a way to fix things. Boy gets in more trouble. Oh, and boy meets girl at some point.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hang in there

  • By Kelly on 03-04-17

Laugh out loud funny

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

Reviewed: 02-19-15

I don't have enough good things to say about this book. I was listening while cooking and literally had to stop cooking for a second because I was laughing so hard. The dry wit, character development and superb writing come together to create one of the most enjoyable audiobook experiences I've ever had. Second to the Harry Potter series this is my new favorite audiobook. The performance matches the writing so perfectly. I'm so excited to continue the series!!! Yay!!

  • Killing Hope

  • Gabe Quinn Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Keith Houghton
  • Narrated by: David Doersch
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 343
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 296
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 295

If you could save a million lives by taking one...would you? When LAPD homicide detective Gabe Quinn investigates a series of ritualistic murders, it soon becomes clear that the killer is on a personal mission to bring him to his knees, luring him into a deadly game of cat and mouse, where the odds aren't stacked in his favor, and there can be only one winner. One man stands in the way of countless deaths.... One man will try to stop him.... Only one will succeed....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Fast Paced Thriller!!!

  • By J. Phillips on 08-22-14

Very entertaining

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

Reviewed: 02-03-15

Maybe a little bit cheesy at times and wasn't mind blowingly fantastic, but really well written, and performed. I was very drawn to the characters, even the minor characters, and found myself really wanting to get to know them better. Immediately ordered the second in the series upon finishing this one.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful