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  • The Herald of Autumn

  • A Dark Fairy Tale of Horror and Urban Fantasy
  • By: JM Guillen
  • Narrated by: Rhett Kennedy
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 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

There are things unseen in the world of men, strange things that live in the secret cracks between places. Fortunately, for the children of men, there is one who protects us from the darkness that we cannot see. Every year, with the death of summer, Tommy Maple, the Herald of Autumn, awakens to again wander the land. Wherever he goes, red and golden leaves follow him, and he hunts the twisted creatures in the darkness. This Autumn, however, is different from those in the past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Enjoyable Tale

  • By Grant Hoeflinger on 05-11-16

Spoken music

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

Reviewed: 03-28-16

What made the experience of listening to The Herald of Autumn the most enjoyable?

The combination of the narrator's voice talent and the author's captivating tale made listening to this feel like I was listening to a tune played with words.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed the way the author tells a modern faery story with such a beautifully lyrical quality.

Which scene was your favorite?

I particularly loved the scene where Tommy interacts with Molly at her inn.

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

This book made my heart smile.

Any additional comments?

The print version is incredible, and was my introduction to this author. I've read it countless times, and wasn't sure how the audiobook version would be. It's unbelievable. It truly is storytelling at its very finest.

  • Rationality Zero

  • A Cyberpunk Espionage Tale of Eldritch Horror - The Dossiers of Asset 108
  • By: JM Guillen
  • Narrated by: Joel Richards
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 72

When activated, Michael becomes Asset 108, a cyberenhanced human who stands against the strange darkness that lurks at the edge of our world. Armed with equipment that most would find impossible to comprehend, he is sent on missions both strange and deadly. Each dossier pits him against irrational creatures and beings - most with the power to unravel his sanity or reality itself. It's never a simple job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The adventure comes to audible!

  • By Robert DeFrank on 01-01-16

Your ears will thank you.

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

Reviewed: 12-29-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Rationality Zero to be better than the print version?

Not necessarily; they each have their own unique delights. There are little nuances you can catch only by reading, but the narration of the audiobook is just wonderful.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Michael Bishop, as he's the main protagonist. But, Wyatt and Anya are a lot of fun, too. The interplay between characters is both enjoyable and believable.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene happens fairly early in the book. It's the scene with Michael in the airport restroom. I won't say any more, because spoilers aren't any fun for anyone.

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

The tag line would be "Action, Adventure, Super Spies and Monsters!"

Any additional comments?

The story has so many different layers to it. To get the most out of it, you really ought to listen to it more than once. The first time for the initial glee of an excellent story. The second time for clues about the different threads of the Irrational Worlds. The third time so you can second-guess all your first impressions.

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