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  • Mechcraft

  • By: Brian Fitzpatrick
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Los Angeles - Jake London's ideal teen life is thrown into chaos when he discovers the ability to control a swarm of shape-shifting nanotechnology that has, until recently, lain dormant in his DNA. Mechcraft is the skill of controlling the nanotech and summoning and creating tools, weapons, and even machines. Being the first ever born with the nanotech, warring factions desire to use him for their own sinister ends. Now, with two Mechcraft agents at his side and a horde of enemies chasing them down, Jake finds himself in a desperate race to safety.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid Sci-Fi YA novel

  • By Ray Johnson on 08-29-18

enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

I enjoyed this book and thought it was entertaining. I really liked the narration and thought she did a fantastic job. I liked the story and plotting, plus the writing was good. I would recommend this book to others, and I'll be watching for more in the series.

  • Dhata Mays

  • The Synth Crisis Series, Book 0
  • By: Greg Dragon
  • Narrated by: Tucker McDougall
  • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

In a war between man and machine, he must find a way to protect them all... After a devastating war forced humans to rely on synths for survival, the two have learned to coexist peacefully. Until now... When detective Dhata Mays is called in to investigate a homicide, what he uncovers threatens the serenity of this futuristic society. The gruesome murder means only one thing: someone is ready to incite another war. Now, it's up to Dhata to ensure that the truth stays hidden - to protect both sides of the battle. But can he be unbiased in a world that forces him to take sides? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dhata Mays

  • By trixie on 08-01-18

very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

I really enjoyed this book. I'll be looking for more from this series and author. I thought the plot and story telling abilities were good and i would recommend it to others.
also the narrating was top notch.

  • Everything Inc.

  • The Precious and the Broken
  • By: Geoff Sturtevant
  • Narrated by: Paul J. McSorley
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23

In a dystopian future where a single organization controls all goods and services, thousands of impoverished Americans abandon pride and freedom to become part of Everything Incorporated. When Paul Harper, alone and failed, makes his way to Enterprise City, will he find fulfillment in a new beginning, or be buried underground, like all he's left behind? Everything Inc. is a story of perseverance and redemption. Finding purpose in a world where purpose has been removed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Modern day Orwell

  • By erobbins33 on 07-10-18

it was interesting.

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

the writing was great. I loved it up until the very end, maybe I missed something? but it seemed like the author just wanted to finish the book. so they stopped it as fast as possible. but everything right up to that point was fabulous.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • His Cut

  • Surf Riders MC, Book 1
  • By: River Cliffe
  • Narrated by: Blain Kilgore
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

When I first saw him, I knew I wanted him. His toned surfer body and vibrant green eyes made me hot in all the right places. The more we were together, the more I wanted him to be mine.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Right book wrong narrator

  • By Teresa Noel on 07-24-18

entertaining

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

it was good, but I was confused on the time line, not much time seemed to pass between when she said she didn't want to get married or move in, and she did just that a few pages later. maybe I missed something, but I found that a little confusing. the narrating was good. and I did enjoy the story. I love mc romances.

  • Freebird

  • Freebird Series, Volume 1
  • By: Vincent King
  • Narrated by: Samuel Deeter
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Charlie Packe, father, husband, and brother, is about to find out just how hard war can be. He and his friend are assigned to Unit Freebird, and together with their newfound brothers, they must learn to survive in Iraq. Insurgents, death, and corruption make every step one that could be their last. But they’ll do anything to complete their mission. Their final objective: Get home alive. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Freebird

  • By JEYCEE on 06-11-18

enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

this is an enjoyable quick read/listen. I enjoyed the narrating, he did a great job. I will look for more in the series.

  • Freebird: The Service

  • Freebird Series, Book 2
  • By: Vincent King
  • Narrated by: Samuel Deeter
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

This story follows Ethan Boothe, who is in the service of protecting the president of the United States. During a typical day at work, the White House comes under siege by a new organization that has yet to make its mark on the world. Surrounded by enemies, outmanned and outgunned, the two must fight their way to the bunker at all costs. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A step up

  • By Claire on 07-23-18

very good

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

for the length, this book was great. a very quick listen but enjoyable. would love to listen to more of the series. the narrator was awesome.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Apothecary of Mantua: A Supernatural Sequel to Romeo and Juliet

  • By: Aaron Hollingsworth
  • Narrated by: Scott Richard Ehredt
  • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

This is the story of a drug deal gone bad. Having committed the crime of selling a potent poison to a desperate youth, a destitute apothecary must decide how to spend his ill-gained fortune. Resolving to start his career afresh, he flees to the city of Verona to set up a new shop of medicinal healing and alchemical discovery. Plans go awry when he finds himself in the middle of a woeful tragedy he had unwittingly helped to cause.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A very dark fantasy

  • By Jesse M Moon III on 06-15-15

this was an interesting take.

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

I liked this book. it was very creative. although the ending was very different than I expected. I would recommend it. the performance​ was great.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Something Wicked

  • Twisted, Book 2
  • By: Danica Reid, Third Cousins
  • Narrated by: Samuel Deeter
  • Length: 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

All Jason wants to do is make sure Sophie is okay. He knows she’s been pushed to her breaking point, and he doesn't want her to be alone while she fixes herself. Things get complicated though when his girlfriend shows up. Jessica is jealous and possessive. It quickly becomes clear he can't have both of them in his life. He makes a choice and goes through with it, but when tragedy strikes, will he find himself on his own?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book 2

  • By ZOE R on 06-30-18

I really liked it.

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

it was very good, but I wish it was longer. I would really like to get the next few books in the series.

  • On the Edge

  • Twisted, Book 1
  • By: Danica Reid, Third Cousins
  • Narrated by: Samuel Deeter
  • Length: 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Jason has known Sophie since preschool, although Sophie didn't even know who he was until their second year of high school. When Jason’s father leaves after having an affair, he turns to food for comfort. Sophie is quick to spot his weight gain and ensures the next few years of his life are hell. Jason has one thing to look forward to though: college. He spends all summer getting back into shape, and things finally seem to be going his way until a familiar face shows up and brings everything crashing down around him. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Book 1

  • By JEYCEE on 06-11-18

very good

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

I really liked it, except it was very short. it felt like it was just the first chapter.

  • Theirs to Protect: a Reverse Harem Romance

  • By: Stasia Black
  • Narrated by: Smokey St. Clair
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 297
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 263

In a world where there’s only one woman for every 12 men, a lottery is the chance for five lucky men to win the prize of a lifetime… her hand in marriage. Nix never put his name in the marriage lottery for a reason. He doesn’t need a woman. There aren’t that many to go around anyway, not after a genetically engineered virus wiped out 90 percent of the female population. He has his job as the head of the Security Squadron and it’s all he needs. He looks out for the township. He protects the few women who are left.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sexy and Entertaining!

  • By bookbruin on 06-03-18

awesome

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

I totally love this book, and I love this author! that being said, I think some of her other books are better, but anything she writes is amazing. her sex scenes are something hotter than hot and very unique, I can't really put my finger on what makes them so different, but the stories are fantastic! I can't wait for more!