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  • Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge

  • By: John Ringo, Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,387
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,034
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,016

When marine private Oliver Chadwick Gardenier is killed in the marine barrack bombing in Beirut, somebody who might be Saint Peter gives him a choice: Go to heaven, which, while nice, might be a little boring, or return to earth. The Boss has a mission for him, and he's to look for a sign. He's a marine: He'll choose the mission. Unfortunately, the sign he's to look for is "57". Which, given the food services contract in Bethesda Hospital, creates some difficulty. Eventually it appears that God's will is for Chad to join a group called Monster Hunters International.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • My first in the monster hunter series

  • By Randall on 06-20-18

Grate Book

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

This is a review for all three books.
Imagine you are a monster hunter. You want to tell your story and give advice. That is what this is. That is why it is called memoirs. There is a larger story that the books cover, but it is mostly like a journal.
You get some back story, some questions answered, and a glimpse into what it was once like to hunt monsters.
As usual the narrator was grate.
Warning, if you don’t already know, the authors have a dark since of humor.

0 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Shadowed

  • The Final Judgment
  • By: Jerry Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Jerry Jenkins is famed for having co-authored the #1 New York Times best-selling Left Behind series with Tim LaHaye. In his awe-inspiring series of prequels to Left Behind, Jenkins reveals the shocking revelations that lead our world to the rapture. In the dark years following World War III—after the rise of an oppressive new world government that strictly imposes a worldwide ban on the practice of religion—the underground Christian network slowly begins to gain momentum.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story and action, poor narration

  • By Cheray on 12-01-18

Grate Story, but

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

Reviewed: 11-04-16

I loved this Story. It kept me on the edge of my seat.
However, I think the disks the book was originally on were damaged. There were 2 or 3 spots where it sounded like a smudged or lightly scratched CD.

  • Echo

  • By: Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall, David de Vries, Andrews MacLeod, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,010
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,001

Audie Award, Middle Grade, 2016. Lost and alone in the forbidden Black Forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica. Decades later Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California each become sinterwoven when the very same harmonica lands in their lives, binding them by an invisible thread of destiny. All the children face daunting challenges: rescuing a father, protecting a brother, holding a family together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best audio productions I have heard

  • By tru britty on 07-28-15

4 Beautiful Stories

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

Reviewed: 05-28-16

Four beautiful stories. Each one has a child who has to struggle with something, and finds strength in music. Their stories will bring both smiles and tears.
The music played throughout the book was perfect. I cannot imagine just reading this book.

  • Death Weavers

  • Five Kingdoms, Book 4
  • By: Brandon Mull
  • Narrated by: Keith Nobbs
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,388
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,260
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,258

Cole and his friends have made it to the fourth of the five kingdoms that comprise the Outskirts - Necronum, land of the dead. New allies and new dangers await....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional narrator

  • By Jonathan D. Mackay on 05-17-16

Exhalent

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

Reviewed: 03-22-16

I loved the book.
Cole is a great hero. He does not always make the correct decisions, and even though he beats himself up for this, he keeps going. There is a time he complains it is too hard, but he keeps going. So while he is not perfect, he is not disappointing.
something different happens to the power of each of the princesses, and what happens to Destiny’s power is completely appropriate. I do not want to give anything away. I will just say her power is rather wiled
This story is a little dark and creepy, but what else can be expected. Not only do they have to deal with dead people and people who can tell the future, but they have to go into the realm of the dead. So let’s put in a couple of bantering heroes to lighten things up.
You will also fine old friends as well as a couple you may not expect. Again no spoilers.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Critical Failures

  • Caverns and Creatures, Book 1
  • By: Robert Bevan
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Sleep
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,538
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,077
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,064

Tim and his friends find out the hard way that you shouldn't question the game master, and you shouldn't make fun of his cape. One minute, they're drinking away the dreariness of their lives, escaping into a fantasy game and laughing their asses off. The next minute, they're in a horse-drawn cart surrounded by soldiers pointing crossbows at them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audible Studio...More Please!

  • By M. Maryanow on 02-01-15

Funny but crude

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

Reviewed: 11-16-15

There were parts of this book that were funny. However if you have a problem with bad language or crude jokes, mostly consisting of what someone did with your mother last night, I would avoid this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Pilgrim's Regress

  • By: C. S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444

The first book written by C.S. Lewis after his conversion, The Pilgrim's Regress is, in a sense, a record of Lewis's own search for meaning and spiritual satisfaction that eventually led him to Christianity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Profound and Life Changing

  • By Shawn on 09-06-06

Not an Easy Book

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

Reviewed: 09-29-15

It is an interesting story, but not always easy to understand. Sometimes I felt I needed a translator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Storm of Lightning

  • Michael Vey, Book 5
  • By: Richard Paul Evans
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,080
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 997
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 995

Can the Electroclan pull together to defeat the Elgen once and for all? Michael, Taylor, Ostin, and the rest of the Electroclan go on their most dangerous mission yet as the thrilling action continues in this electrifying fifth installment of the New York Times best-selling series!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very exciting and captivating but violent

  • By Trudy Owens on 06-20-17

Good Bridge

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

Reviewed: 09-29-15

Enjoyed the story.
That said I think it was a bridge between books. It rapped up the last one nicely, and set up everything up for the next.
Some have said it is short, but I think it was just long enough. Some authors seam to make such books so long you just want them to end.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful