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  • Seed

  • By: Michael Edelson
  • Narrated by: Rob Zaleski
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Fifty people go to sleep in their own beds and wake up in a compound in the middle of the jungle. Men and women from all walks of life with only one thing in common - none of them know where they are or how they got there. Alex is a paratrooper. Yael is a mathematician. Max is a law professor. They can't leave - a lethal barrier surrounds the facility, but no one knows if it's there to keep them in, or to keep something out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Seed is everythin Wayward pines should have been.

  • By Brian Hook on 10-12-16

Another wannabe soldier author

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

Reviewed: 03-18-19

I kept waiting and listening, some parts were pretty good and it kept my attention, until the male main character fell in love with the young beautiful female, after knowing her for about a week. Not to mention every time I turned around, Alex, was crying. "He dampened the shirt of the girl's shoulder he was crying on", give me a break, is he a soldier or a princess? I kept waiting for him to put his dress back on so we can get on with the story but it never happened. I quit listening to it and deleted it do not waste your time.

  • The Opening Chase: A Chase Fulton Novel

  • Chase Fulton Series
  • By: Cap Daniels
  • Narrated by: Kyle Tait
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 68

When collegiate baseball phenom Chase Fulton suffers a freak injury on the field that shatters his dreams of becoming a Major League catcher, his future looks bleak until he’s recruited into quasi-governmental covert operations, where his training as an assassin and covert intelligence operative launches him into a world fraught with danger, intrigue, and unexpected passion. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can’t wait for book two!

  • By Megan on 11-11-18

I wasted 5 hours on this Crap

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

Reviewed: 03-18-19

Do not look for this book to make sense, The Recruit meets the Hallmark channel.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Steel Wind

  • By: Jeff Edwards
  • Narrated by: Tom Taverna
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

A routine Coast Guard inspection of a cargo ship in the Caribbean turns into a vicious firefight with unidentified Asian commandos. The second attempt to board the vessel ends with a nuclear detonation. North Korea has been smuggling short- and intermediate-range missiles into Cuba. An unknown number of nuclear warheads are hidden less than 100 miles from the tip of Florida. Every American city east of San Antonio is in the target zone.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • You get to learn about submarine warfare

  • By Mike on 01-21-19

You get to learn about submarine warfare

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-21-19

I like this type of story, but before a new chapter the author insert some information about submarine warfare from some guy with a PhD. It is almost like filler to extend the pages of this book. There a lot of characters and the narrator does not have a lot of different voices.

  • EMP Survival Box Set: Seven Cows, Ugly and Gaunt

  • A Post-Apocalyptic Saga of America's Worst Nightmare
  • By: Mark Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 28 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,031
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 946
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 951

Danny and Alisa's lives are turned upside-down when Danny begins having prophetic dreams about the judgment coming upon America. Through one of Danny's dreams, they learn about the imminent threat of an EMP attack which will wipe out America's electric grid, sending the country into a technological dark age. If they want to live through the most catastrophic period in American history, Danny and Alisa will have to race against time to get prepared, before the lights go out. Don't miss this epic thrill ride. Get your copy and start this heart-stopping EMP saga today!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • this was the best, the very best

  • By dan on 07-17-18

Way, way too much religious garbage

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

This novel is really hard to get through due to "come to Jesus" under tones. The first 3 hours deals mostly with the 3 main characters being reborn again Christians. It really beats it into the listener. I kept waiting for the Apocalyptic part to start but their is so much emphasis on religion that I finally turned it off. I would not have listen as long as I did if it wasn't for the great voice of Kevin Pierce.
Before each new chapter you get to hear a passage from the Bible, chapter and verse. Enough is enough.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • American Survivor

  • American Apocalypse, Book I
  • By: AJ Newman
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657

The North Koreans launch a surprise Nuclear EMP attack on the USA. Our hero, Joe doesn't care about politics or what happened, he just knows his world went to Hell. Planes fell out of the sky, people went nuts looting and killing as he scrambled to hide from all of the craziness. Joe had a cabin and land in Southern Oregon when TSHTF and retreated to the cabin to survive the massive die-off that was always predicted for an apocalypse. The weeks before the Grid went down weren't much better for Joe because his best friend, his fiancé, and his beloved Grandma all died before lights out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great 1st Book to a Series with Great Potential

  • By Cycletrash56 on 04-04-18

It turns into a love story

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

I like these type of books. The survival after an EMP pulse or solar flare. The preppers are pretty much all the same, but this book portrayed the MC as not being to prepared, the average guy who gets caught up in the end result. So, it is a survival book but as usual all the survivors turn out to these right wing Christian types. "I will shoot and kill you if you don't leave" types, but you can leave, unlike the "bad guys" who just kill you first.
The disappointing part comes towards the end when this book turns into a soap opera. Woman throwing themselves at out hero, others playing hard to get, the last part of the book is your basic survival people finding each other, the word "love" is even mentioned, but only after a few choice encounters.... it turns into a crappy love story.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Liar King

  • Tower of Babel, Book 2
  • By: Adam Elliott
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356

From the very first hour Cayden had set foot inside the massive, real-life game that was the Tower of Babel, nothing had gone according to plan. A unique skill, a handful of new friends, and the wrath of an ultra-wealthy, patricidal lunatic were just some of the complications to his best laid plans.
So why was he even surprised when a special event trapped him, his companions, and dozens of other players inside the tower, squaring them off against a murderous army of stone-faced warriors?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Felt like filler.

  • By Kyle Garrett on 04-19-18

What a total let down...

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

Reviewed: 05-18-18

The 1st book is called Speed Runner, this book should have been called Boat Anchor. Totally different from book #1. This story does take place at the end of the first book, however instead of an action packed run and gun type of story it turns into the typical MC getting into the logistics of commanding a castle. Blah, blah, blah food and shelter and defense. There are only like 5 battles scenes in the whole book. Not to mention a whole new way of moving and fighting.
But the worst thing for me is when Cayden starts referring to the NPC as real people, their feelings, their well being, the whole.. "We can't send these people into battle" garbage. Although Cayden keeps telling everyone that it is just a game and how it should be played, he refers to the NPCs as real people, I really do not enjoy this, I know it is full emersion but I am not looking for a soap opera.
If you are expecting the same type of story line as Speed Runner then do not buy this book. In fact I will not be buying any more of this series, more than once I had to ask what the heel they were talking about.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fatemarked

  • The Fatemarked Epic, Book 1
  • By: David Estes
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 756
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 709
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 701

They are the fatemarked. Misunderstood. Worshipped. Hated. Murdered at birth. Their time to step into the light has come. An ancient prophecy foretold their coming, the chosen few who will bring peace to a land embroiled in a century of mistrust and war. When kings start dying, that hope and belief swiftly turns to fear. Roan Loren is one of the fatemarked, but has hidden his mark of power his entire life, fearing the damage it might cause to those around him. A great evil is coming. He can't hide anymore.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • boring

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-21-18

Starts off strong but goes downhill

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

Reviewed: 04-21-18

I like this type of story, young characters that grow and become great warriors. However, this story starts out in this direction, and goes downhill and then picks up speed to level out to a repetitive storyline. The use of the phrases, his heart skips a beat, blood ran cold, truth died on his lips..... I get it. I listened for 10 hours of this book, and then switched to music. This book could have been cut in half by just stop repeating the same old self loathing quotes. Very disappointed.

29 of 31 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Templar

  • By: Raymond Khoury
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,681
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,117
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,123

As the burning city of Acre falls from the hands of the West in 1291, a young Templar knight, his mentor, and a handful of others escape to the sea carrying a mysterious chest. In present day Manhattan, four masked horsemen dressed as Templar Knights steal a strange device. In the aftermath, an FBI investigation is led by anti-terrorist specialist Sean Reilly. Soon, he and archaeologist Tess Chaykin are drawn into the dark, hidden history of the crusading knights.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Michael on 05-17-07

Boring snooze fest

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

An audio book has to grab your attention right from the beginning, this one did not. If your looking for a history lesson about the Knights Templar than this book is for you. of the first six hours of the book I would say two and a half hours are a History lesson that I don't care about. Several times I was turning the book off and listening to music or actually something else.

  • The Gods of the Second World

  • By: Arthur Stone, Mikhail Yagupov - translator
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 576
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574

The Second World is a mire of intrigue; the game's creators have left several back doors permitting them to terminate anyone at will, and an unlikely sequence of events has brought someone unsuspecting into their field of attention. One player has managed to upset the game world's balance, and now he's hunted by everyone. Every clan wants to recruit him for his achievements while other powers want him for their own, more sinister purposes.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • crappy

  • By Suzanne OBrien on 02-28-18

Very Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

What a total let down. After listening to the first 2 books I was really looking forward to the 3rd. I was disappointed. I turned off the book and listened to something else. The first few chapters are a total nightmare. Several times I kept asking myself, "what the hell is he talking about?" Too bad because books 1 & 2 I really enjoyed.

  • Lion's Quest: Undefeated

  • A LitRPG Saga
  • By: Michael-Scott Earle
  • Narrated by: Joshua Story
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 755
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 719
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715

Leo "The Lion" Lennox is the 10-year world champion of Astafar Unlimited, the best virtual-reality game of all time. However, Leo has become bored with his success, and wonders where his next challenge will lie. Then he meets the mysterious Zarra, and she tempts the champ to try her cutting edge game. Leo soon discovers a virtual world that is beyond fantastic. Can he resist the lure of this amazing game and the beautiful woman that has asked him to quest on her behalf?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Difficult to get through

  • By Ray Johnson on 02-22-18

I expected something better

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

Reviewed: 11-18-17

I listened to this book for 8 hours and the main character, Leo, only played the game twice. So the story pretty much revolves around this video game champion just wanting something new to play, not him actually playing in the game. If your going to advertise a litrpg then maybe the main story should be about the game.

12 of 14 people found this review helpful