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Andre L. Gray

Bronx, NY USA
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  • Storm World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 10
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 16 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,481
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,403
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,395

In an unprecedented first, Earth sends a message to Mogwa Prime. Unfortunately, the messenger is not met with enthusiasm. Misunderstandings soon threaten all of Humanity. Forced to prove Earth can serve the Empire better than any rival, McGill does his best. Eager to prove our worth to the Galactics, the frontier war between Rigel and Earth is expanded to Storm World. Circled by six moons, the planet is ravaged by wild storms and tides. Battles are fought in raging hurricanes, and death stalks the soldiers on both sides.   

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • THIS SERIES NEEDS TO MOVE FORWARD!

  • By Andre L. Gray on 01-14-19

THIS SERIES NEEDS TO MOVE FORWARD!

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

B. V. Larson is an awesome Sci-Fi writer and I love this series. But the story has not moved forward and is becoming stale and repeating itself! Please tell us more about the Galatics and the civil war that's going on! What's the big deal with it? James McGill seems to be fighting for nothing at this point in the series. He cracks me up but his story is still the same.
It's time to add some twists and turns!

24 of 27 people found this review helpful

  • Longbourn

  • By: Jo Baker
  • Narrated by: Emma Fielding
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,048

In this irresistibly imagined belowstairs answer to Pride and Prejudice, the servants take center stage. Sarah, the orphaned housemaid, spends her days scrubbing the laundry, polishing the floors, and emptying the chamber pots for the Bennet household. But there is just as much romance, heartbreak, and intrigue downstairs at Longbourn as there is upstairs. When a mysterious new footman arrives, the orderly realm of the servants’ hall threatens to be completely, perhaps irrevocably, upended.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extraordinary book (even w/o Pride & Prejudice)

  • By MP on 10-13-13

A MODERN CLASSIC

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

I loved this book because it's characters were based upon the servants and their harsh lives that they lived. Their joys, pains, and expectations were so vividly written! Jo Baker took me back in time to the smells, tastes, and pain of being a servant in the early part of 19th century England. If you love Jane Eyre, you would really like this book too! And the narration was PERFECT!!

  • Rookie Privateer

  • Privateer Tales, Book 1
  • By: Jamie McFarlane
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,120

When you are old enough to finally become an Earth Mars citizen, everything should be perfect. Right? Not for Liam Hoffen. He's stuck on a mining asteroid called Colony 40, helping his father work a claim that is never going to pay out. His best friend, Nick James is set for life in James' Rental business and Liam just discovered that the girl he's known forever thinks he's pretty great and now she's leaving for the Mars Naval Academy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Solid Storyline well performed

  • By KittJ on 08-03-16

COULD NOT GET THROUGH THE FIRST 30 MINUTES!

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

What poor writing. This book starts off with too many details about a space racing match. So pointless!!! Had to return it!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Something in the Water

  • A Novel
  • By: Catherine Steadman
  • Narrated by: Catherine Steadman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,730
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,544
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27,449

Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand, and each other. Then, while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Give this a HARD PASS

  • By 3dewdrops on 06-27-18

SUPER GOOD!

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

Reviewed: 06-17-18

This was a great "who done it" book. It was somewhat predictable but still it was an awesome read! Rarely does an author of a book reads as well as they write but Catherine can do both exceptionally well!! But I'm a sucker for a British accent! Erin kept making more and more bad choices and you will be saying to yourself 'No, Erin! Don't do it!' That's how you get sucked in!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Designer

  • By: Marius Gabriel
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 837
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 836

In 1944, newly married Copper Reilly arrives in Paris soon after the liberation. While the city celebrates its freedom, she's stuck in the prison of an unhappy marriage. When her husband commits one betrayal too many, Copper demands a separation. Alone in Paris, she finds an unlikely new friend: an obscure, middle-aged designer from the back rooms of a decaying fashion house whose timid nature and reluctance for fame clash with the bold brilliance of his designs. His name is Christian Dior.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Copper Is A Feminist Before It Was Cool—1944!

  • By Linda on 10-18-17

WHERE WAS DIOR?

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

I wish this story was more about the "Designer" and not about a red haired trying to find herself. In the beginning, she was like-able with a lot of potential. But after she gained her so-called freedom she was too annoying! And where was the designer? Is not this book called "The Designer"? You only get a glimpse of his life, one of the 20th century greatest designer! Overall the book is ok but it could have been so much more.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Gift of Time

  • By: Jerry Merritt
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,546
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,173

When Micajah Fenton discovers a crater in his front yard with a broken time glider in the bottom and a naked, virtual woman on his lawn, he delays his plans to kill himself. While helping repair the marooned time traveler's glider, Cager realizes it can return him to his past to correct a mistake that had haunted him his entire life. As payment for his help, the virtual creature living in the circuitry of the marooned glider, sends Cager back in time as his 10-year-old self.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smart and original

  • By J. OBrennan on 12-29-17

WHAT AN AWESOME SURPRISE!!

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

Reviewed: 04-26-18

Wow! One of the best time traveling stories I have ever read! It seemed like a very personal story as if the author was telling about his past and incorporated it into this book. The narrations was excellent!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A. I. Battle Station

  • The A.I. Series, Book 4
  • By: Vaughn Heppner
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404

We defeated the invading death machines. But at a devastating cost, with smoldering radioactive craters on Mars, shattered moon-domes around Jupiter and floating junk where Saturn's satellite cities used to orbit. We know more killing machines are coming and that the ultimate outcome seems hopeless. To win this war, we need more warships, more soldiers, and a way to take the fight to the enemy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Telepathy

  • By Andre L. Gray on 04-05-18

Telepathy

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

Reviewed: 04-05-18

When is the next due? I love the intrigue and the violence in the politics.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • All Our Wrong Todays

  • A Novel
  • By: Elan Mastai
  • Narrated by: Elan Mastai
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 795
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 739
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 740

You know the future that people in the 1950s imagined we'd have? Well, it happened. In Tom Barren's 2016, humanity thrives in a techno-utopian paradise of flying cars, moving sidewalks, and moon bases, where avocados never go bad and punk rock never existed...because it wasn't necessary. Except Tom just can't seem to find his place in this dazzling, idealistic world, and that's before his life gets turned upside down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really fun time travel novel

  • By Mark on 07-20-17

A WHOLE CHAPTER DEVOTED TO THE F WORD!!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-28-17

This was a pretty good story until I got to the middle of this book!! A whole chapter devoted to profanity!!!? Really!?? Just 2 of the worst bad words make up an entire chapter!!!! I had to return it because I lost interest!!! I'm so mad at this Elan Mastai!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Practice House

  • By: Laura McNeal
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 544

Nineteen-year-old Aldine McKenna is stuck at home with her sister and aunt in a Scottish village in 1929 when two Mormon missionaries ring the doorbell. Aldine's sister converts and moves to America to marry, and Aldine follows, hoping to find the life she's meant to lead and the person she's meant to love. In New York, Aldine answers an ad soliciting a teacher for a one-room schoolhouse in a place she can't possibly imagine: drought-stricken Kansas.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well, written, interesting, different family saga

  • By NMwritergal on 05-06-17

EXHAUSTINGLY TOO REAL

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

Reviewed: 06-06-17

This book was made of very believable people who were well played out by the author but the narrator was AMAZING!!! She brought every character to life with her reading both male and female and old and young alike!!! This book was so unpredictable that you did not realize what was happening until the author revealed it. I appreciate that there was minimum swear words throughout the story. It made it refreshing even though it was somewhat tragic in spots! If you love a good drama, this is a great book for you!!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Paris Architect

  • By: Charles Belfoure
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,633
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,431
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,427

Like most gentiles in Nazi-occupied Paris, architect Lucien Bernard has little empathy for the Jews. So when a wealthy industrialist offers him a large sum of money to devise secret hiding places for Jews, Lucien struggles with the choice of risking his life for a cause he doesn't really believe in. Ultimately he can't resist the challenge and begins designing expertly concealed hiding spaces - behind a painting, within a column, or inside a drainpipe - detecting possibilities invisible to the average eye. But when one of his clever hiding spaces fails and the immense suffering of Jews becomes incredibly personal, he can no longer deny reality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting

  • By C. B. Schindel on 08-23-15

VERY REAL!

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

Reviewed: 03-23-17

What did you love best about The Paris Architect?

The characters were real. They were not all heroic but selfish and self-centered but adversity brought out the best in them.

What did you like best about this story?

It's humanity-both good and bad.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The narrator was awful when it came to his German and French accent! He sounded like Albert Einstein for both his French and German accents. Otherwise, his reading was very good.

If you could rename The Paris Architect, what would you call it?

I would not change it. The title is perfect!

Any additional comments?

You hope something like this will never happened again. But with the political climate as of 2017, there are possibilities that it might.