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  • Anubis Nights

  • The Fourth Jonathan Shade Novel
  • By: Gary Jonas
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

Jonathan Shade's old friend, Sharon, shows up with the master of time, Chronos, to send Jonathan and his team into the past to find and kill Winslow. Jonathan and Kelly arrive in Egypt during the reign of King Tutankhamun. As they appear from nothing, they are mistaken for gods, but when Tut is murdered during a chariot race, things get out of control.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can you say time travel

  • By Troublemer on 10-14-16

4 star story, 5 star narration- love this series!

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

Reviewed: 11-27-16

I am a huge fan of the this series so far, and I bought this one as soon as I could after seeing it was released in audio. That being said, this book was my least favorite of the four books I've listened to. I'm not great with history, and I feel like the setting wasn't the best for me. However, I definitely still enjoyed the story, and seeing what our awesome cast of characters have gotten into this time. The characters are all split up in different time periods during most of the book, so we get to see things from a few different perspectives. Some very interesting romantic relationships occur, and I enjoyed one in particular but I don't want to spoil the story for anyone else.
    Joe Hempel provided the narration for the audiobook version again and as always, was completely perfect. If you have never heard this man's voicing before, you are missing out! I love the collaboration of Joe and the author, Gary Jonas, and I hope they continue to work together many times in the future! The book ended with an awesome cliffhanger, and I'm dying to know what will happen next. I highly recommend this series, and the audiobook version in particular. Go buy the first book in the series now, you will not regret it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sensation

  • By: Kevin Hardman
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443

Like millions of other kids, Jim grew up wanting to be a superhero. Unlike most of his contemporaries, however, Jim actually had the goods: a plethora of super powers that would have been the envy of any meta on the planet. But when his tryout with the Alpha League - the world's premiere group of supers - goes disastrously wrong, Jim basically becomes an outcast. Two years later, Jim is still bitter about what happened to him. However, he soon finds himself the centerpiece in an odd turn of events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Did you say superheroes?

  • By Troublemer on 11-10-16

4.5 stars- awesome start to a superhero series! :)

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

Reviewed: 11-13-16

4.5 stars!
I totally love superhero stories of all kinds whether it be a book, tv show, movie, etc. This book has been on my radar for a long time, so I jumped at the chance to listen to the audiobook. I love when the character with the powers is a teenager or a child as well. My favorite part was definitely the scene at the end of tryouts! My only complaint was that Sensation had a lot of different powers, and the ability to gain even more. I feel like I would have preferred him to be a little less powerful perhaps. However, that is a very minor issue, and does not affect my feelings toward the story at all. Mikael Naramore was the narrator of the audiobook version, and his voicing was perfect. His voice for Kid Sensation in particular was spot on, and I really hope he voices the rest of the series as well!
This was an amazing start to the series, and I definitely want to continue with the next book. I highly recommend this book to anyone with a love for superheroes of any kind!
**I was given this audiobook at no cost. This does not change my opinion of the book in any way.

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  • Shaded: Colored Lies

  • By: R.E. Danielle, T.D. Dean
  • Narrated by: Rob Saladino
  • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

From birth, Avery Foster was destined to be anything but ordinary. When a mysterious storm stirs up over her school, Avery discovers a dark past and a family secret that changes everything as she knows it. All of a sudden, people are out for her blood, immortal blood. With her family by her side, and a boy she's known since childhood, can Avery overcome all the barriers put in her way and bring about change for a race who has lain dormant for thousands of years?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • High School has NO course to learn their knowledge

  • By Kathren on 07-27-16

Decent start to a new series, lots of potential :)

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

Reviewed: 10-29-16

This was a quick one, however I didn't feel like I missed out on any of the background information that sometimes gets left out in the shorter stories. Fairly typical YA story about a girl who had no idea she was special until one day when everything changed. This series has the potential to make itself stand out among the genre though depending on where the next installment takes us. I have a small issue with the main character in particular. She seemed much younger than she was supposed to be. I had more trouble with this during certain scenes, and it was hard to take her seriously.
Rob Saladino was the narrator of the audiobook version. He did a nice job with the voices. Although I had an issue with the main character, I feel it was the way she was written rather than her actual voice.
I did enjoy this book regardless of the small issue I had, and I am interested to see what happens in the next one.
*I received this audiobook at no cost. These are my honest opinions regardless of that fact.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Con Season

  • A Novel of Survival Horror
  • By: Adam Cesare
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

Horror movie starlet Clarissa Lee is beautiful, internationally known, and completely broke. To cap off years of questionable financial and personal decisions, Clarissa accepts an invitation to participate in a "fully immersive" fan convention. She arrives at an off-season summer camp and finds what was supposed to be a quick buck has become a real-life slasher movie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A hilariously twisted take on Fan Cons.

  • By The Bookwyrm Speaks on 10-31-16

3.5 stars to the story, awesome narrator!!

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

Reviewed: 10-28-16

After having read two other books from this author in the past and fully loving them, I was excited to give this one a go as well. I honestly didn't enjoy this one as much as the other two. I am impressed by how much gets packed into these shorter stories. The reader is given a good bit of information about the characters, which is something that usually gets lost in shorter books. Yet somehow, I still managed to get a bit confused towards the end about who was who. Joe Hempel was the narrator of the audiobook version, and was perfect as usual. Anything that this man voices is automatically more much more enjoyable!
Although this one wasn't my favorite, I will certainly be checking out more of Adam's work in the future. If you are a big fan of the "b movie" horror I recommend this book, and highly suggest the audiobook version.
*This audiobook was provided at no cost. These are my thoughts regardless of that fact.

  • Raw Power: An Urban Fantasy Novel

  • Demon-Hearted, Book 1
  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 259

Howdy. My name's Lucian Colt. I'm one of those disgruntled millennials you've heard about on the evening news. I've got a master's degree in art history, a mountain of student loan debt, and no job to show for it. Wait, scratch that. I track down stolen pieces of art for wealthy clients and then beat whoever stole them to within an inch of their life. Say what you will, but it puts bread on the table.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story.

  • By Troublemer on 06-21-16

4.5 stars- awesome narrator! :)

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

Reviewed: 10-18-16

4.5 stars!
I love paranormal stories, and all kinds of paranormal creatures. I'm also a sucker for characters who are hunters of these creatures. Whether it be a vampire hunter, monster hunter, or demon hunter. In this story, our main character is killed by witches and finds himself alive again but with a demon heart beating inside his chest. He then becomes a hunter of sorts, while learning how to live with this demon part of himself. The narrator of the audiobook was James Foster. He is a very talented voice actor and really brought the story to life. I highly recommend the audiobook version to anyone who is interested in this book!
This book was an awesome start to this new series and I really enjoyed it. I fully intend to continue on with the next installment of the series.

**This audiobook was provided in exchange for an honest review

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  • Tainted Cure

  • The Rememdium Series, Book 1
  • By: Ashley Fontainne
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Roberts
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 69

Dr. Everett Berning, a leading researcher into the causes of addiction in the brain, spent 10 years of his life dedicated to one thing: finding the cure. Recruited after a strange encounter with the enigmatic Dr. Roberta Flint, director of research on Code Name: Rememdium, Dr. Berning is sent to work in a secret lab as part of the research team. Benito San Nicholas isn't ready to give up his lucrative business. When the news of a cure arrives on his doorstep from a crooked informant, Benito enlists the help of other drug lords.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The end of the world starts with a cure

  • By Ray Johnson on 03-31-18

Zombie story with a different cause! :)

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

Reviewed: 09-26-16

I am a huge zombie fan, and as soon as I saw the summary of this book I was interested. A cure for drug addiction? That would change so many peoples lives for the better! However, in this story that is not the case. The reader is given quite a bit of set up with the different characters involved. It took a bit longer than I expected to get into the zombie part of the story, but I enjoyed ever minute. The narrator of the audiobook is Rebecca Roberts and she did a great job. She made each character's voice different enough that I could easily follow who was who. This is my second book by this author, and I have loved both of them! I really enjoyed this audiobook and I fully intend to continue to the next book of the series!
**This book was provided in exchange for an honest review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blackout

  • Strike Point, (Volume 1)
  • By: Emerson Hawk
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 72

Was it true that ISIS set off multiple EMP's across the USA, taking out the entire power grid? Or was that just a cover up? John and Laura Monroe are stuck on a train that has come to its final stop 150 miles from home. With no communications, and strange storms taking over the skies, every decision they make could be the difference between life or death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Post apocalyptic sub genre at its best

  • By Mary Karowski on 06-19-16

An exciting EMP audiobook! :)

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

Reviewed: 07-26-16

I really like survival stories of all kinds. Recently, I have read quite a few books that involve an EMP. When I started listening to this audiobook I figured I would enjoy it, but wasn't expecting anything that different. I was happy to find that I started really caring about the characters, and root for them. There were actually a few things that happened in this book that made it feel unique compared to the other books in the genre. The narrator of the audiobook is Kevin Pierce. I have listened to several books he has narrated, and I really like him. His voice is a great fit with this genre especially, he conveys the emotions of the characters really well. I really enjoyed this audiobook, and I'm very interested to see where this series goes in the future.
**This book was provided in exchange for an honest review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Burned

  • A Magic Bullet Novel, Book 1
  • By: A. Blythe
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 72

Covert agent Alyse Winters is a powerful djinni until she finds herself on the wrong end of a burn notice. Cuffed and cut off from her magic, Alyse is dumped in Philadelphia where her past is only too eager to catch up with her. Add a few supernatural murders to the mix with Alyse as the prime suspect and she's ready to do anything to get her powers back, if she can survive being human long enough to clear her name.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I had high hopes

  • By Panther on 06-17-16

Awesome narrator, strong female main character! :)

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

Reviewed: 07-10-16

I love urban fantasy, and love reading about all kinds of supernatural beings. Somehow, I had never read a book involving a djinni before. Alyse is a djinni, and her powers end up "suspended" by a pair of magic cuffs. I really liked the characters in this book, especially Alyse. I love a super strong, sassy, and smartass main character. The author did a great job with the world building. There were other supernatural creatures in the story, and they were all described very well also. Alyse finds herself in the middle of a string of strange murders involving some of those creatures. I would describe this book as an urban fantasy mystery story. The narrator of the audiobook was Carly Robbins. She was fabulous as Alyse, and was absolutely perfect with the smartass attitude! I definitely recommend the audiobook version for anyone interested in the story. I really enjoyed this first book of the series, and I hope the next audiobook is released very soon!
**This book was provided in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Suicide Lake

  • By: Ashley Fontainne
  • Narrated by: Sara Morsey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Renee Thornton is on the brink of despair, ready to take a final plunge and join the other tragic souls at the bottom of Bradford Lake - known to locals as Suicide Lake. Her plans change when she's startled back to reality after a body brushes up against her from the depths below. Terrified, Renee runs away and slams into her old flame Cliff Simpson, a deputy with Whitten County Sheriff's Department. Strange events unfurl after the discovery of the corpse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Suspenseful!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 07-08-16

An exciting mystery, with great storytelling! :)

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

Reviewed: 07-05-16

Actual rating 4.5 stars!
Renee has had a rough life. Things just keep getting worse for her, and she is ready to end her life. However, she can't even accomplish that, as she is interrupted by a dead body floating up by her. As a reader, you can't help but feel the hopelessness that she has felt. I'm very impressed with this author, and her storytelling ability. The mystery was exciting, and I couldn't wait to find out what was really going on. There were several great twists included as well. The narrator of the audiobook was Sara Morsey, and she did a great job. Her voice was a little older sounding, and it fit really well with the main character. I really enjoyed this audiobook, and I am very interested in reading more of the author's work.
**This book was provided in exchange for an honest review

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Otherlife Dreams

  • The Selfless Hero Trilogy
  • By: William D. Arand
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,942
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,939

Runner has a problem. He and 499,000 men and women are trapped in a game. He also just happens to be the only person from IT who could log everyone out safely. And he doesn't remember his password. He, like everyone else in this nightmare, had his memory scrambled or lost in the process of being loaded into the game. A single garbled message is his only clue to how to save everyone. The problem is that whoever loaded them into the game loaded their minds completely.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please fix audio levels

  • By Matthew Ransom on 05-24-16

Can be enjoyed by non gamers! :)

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

Reviewed: 06-20-16

A great mix of gaming, fantasy, and sci-fi. I have attempted to play RPG games before, but always felt a little lost. I've read a couple other pretty popular books in the LitRPG genre. However, this book was much better than those in my opinion! I wasn't confused at any point when reading this, and I love the idea of their memories being returned with each level up. Runner was an interesting main character, and I liked the females who ended up with him on the adventure. There was some humerous dialogue included between them as well. I found it very interesting that Runner was struggling with what was real, when it came to killing in the game. I'm glad the author included this layer to the story. Jeff Hays was the narrator of the audiobook, and was fantastic! He has a large range of voices, and they seem to come easily. His narration was flawless, and I hope to hear more of his work! I'm very curious to see where the story takes us in the next book. Although this story would be great for gamers, it can be enjoyed by those who are not!
**I was provided this audiobook in exchange for an honest review

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