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  • The Complete Void Wraith Trilogy

  • By: Chris Fox
  • Narrated by: Ryan Kennard Burke
  • Length: 22 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 631
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592

Mankind's outer colonies are disappearing. Without warning. Without a trace. Fleet command chalks the attacks up to pirates, but Captain Dryker of the UFC Johnston isn't buying it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great SciFi!

  • By Richard on 03-27-17

I just couldn't be made to care

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

Reviewed: 01-05-19

Its all there, everything that is supposed to make a great series. A rogue captain, a ship against all odds, intrigue, alien races, war. It's kinda like how the dictionary has all the words, but its not something you want to sit down and read from cover to cover. At the climax battle, i just walked away. I didn't even stick around to see who won.

The Narrator has a good voice, and emotion, but he is hampered by the writing.

  • Mavericks

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 6
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,143
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,363
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,324

The remnants of the Expeditionary Force stranded on the alien-controlled planet "Paradise" get a chance to prove themselves, in a simple off-world training mission with a ship full of teenage alien cadets. When the mission goes horribly wrong and the survival of everyone on Paradise is at risk, the Merry Band of Pirates may have to come to the rescue. Unless they get killed first.... 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Alanson teases, and then pulls a 3.5

  • By Andrew on 09-26-18

great book,

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

Reviewed: 12-18-18

I read a lot of reviews of people complaining about the new characters. it is obviously a set up to the main plot line, and filling out new characters. but that is not a bad thing. the characters are strong. the complaints are people who wanted a rehash of previous books and not bea content.

  • Fizzlesprocket: Everybody Loves Large Chests - Vol. 2

  • By: Neven Iliev
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,803
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,647
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,642

Things are not well within the Lodrak Empire. An entire city goes up in smoke and ash, and an entire province is slowly being consumed by an ever-expanding cloud of death. But while the humans rally to contain the fallout of this disaster, they are much quicker to pin the blame for it on their elven neighbors to the north. With centuries' worth of strife and bad blood between the two nations flaring up, all out war is rapidly becoming an inevitability.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can I inspect your box? It looks like a big one!

  • By Ray Johnson on 03-28-18

a good read

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

Thus series is very adult. less so than the first book. but it has strong language and sex. ignore that and it is witty, funny and engaging. boxy develop s as a character throughout.

  • Morningwood: Everybody Loves Large Chests (Vol.1)

  • By: Neven Iliev
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,278
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,276

Large chests are said to encompass all manner of hopes and dreams. Men covet them. Women envy them. But one fact holds true - everyone wants to get their hands on some big ones. The same holds true for one intrepid adventurer - a strapping young lad by the name of Himmel. Armed with his grandfather's trusty longsword and the dream of being the strongest, he sets out on the journey of a lifetime!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected, but great "RPG" fun

  • By Mitch on 11-14-17

a fun read

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

getting an avenue from the point of view of the monster was fun. A bit explicit for younger audiences

  • Sorcerer's Ring Bundle

  • Books 1 and 2
  • By: Morgan Rice
  • Narrated by: Wayne Farrell
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

This bundle includes the first two books in Morgan Rice’s #1 best-selling fantasy series, The Sorcerer's Ring (A Quest of Heroes and A March of Kings). A Quest of Heroes, book number one in The Sorcerer's Ring, revolves around one special boy, a 14-year-old from a small village on the outskirts of the Kingdom of the Ring. When he comes of age and is forbidden by his father to try out for the King’s Legion, he refuses to take no for an answer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book!

  • By Richard A. Bachelor on 12-21-17

Simplistic characters

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

it was ok, but by the end of the first book, when i thought the character should finally start taking control of his own destiny, nothing happened and the book ended on a cliffhanger. no problem, book 2 starts, and the MC goes right back to a helpless passenger on the way to destiny.

What was most disappointing about Morgan Rice’s story?

Morgan does not write believable male characters, and the main character just moves through the world and things happen to him. he really doesn't have that much agency.

What about Wayne Farrell’s performance did you like?

he is enjoyable to listen to, his voices for characters are consistent and recognizable.

Could you see Sorcerer's Ring Bundle being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

no

Any additional comments?

overall the story isn't bad, but the only characters that are fleshed out are the king, and Gareth. The rest are just cardboard cutouts meant as set pieces for the grand campaign the author wanted to write.

  • Derelict: Marines

  • Derelict Saga, Book 1
  • By: Paul E. Cooley
  • Narrated by: Paul E. Cooley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 124

Fifty years ago, Mira, humanity's last hope to find new resources, exited the solar system bound for Proxima Centauri B. Seven years into her mission, all transmissions ceased without warning. Mira and her crew were presumed lost. Humanity, unified during her construction, splintered into insurgency and rebellion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Aliens meets Event Horizon

  • By DLWJ on 05-18-17

a lot of nothing

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

Reviewed: 02-25-18

the voice actor was kind of monotone. the book ends short of the climax. it is half a story with flat charters.

  • The Tome of Bill Series: Books 5-8

  • Goddamned Freaky Monsters, Half A Prayer, The Wicked Dead, The Last Coven
  • By: Rick Gualtieri
  • Narrated by: Christopher John Fetherolf
  • Length: 55 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 661
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608

This omnibus edition contains the final four books of the bestselling Tome of Bill series. Bill Ryder is an unlikely hero trying to survive in a world of supernatural horrors. Despite awesome powers, loyal allies, and a Brooklyn-sized attitude; the odds are stacked heavily against him. Bill must fulfill his destiny and save the world from the ancient terrors that threaten it -- all while trying to build some semblance of a social life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • hilarious series

  • By Eric on 03-17-18

a decent book

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

Reviewed: 01-18-18

immature characters, but the banter is good. a worry read, but i don't think the characters have grown in 8 books.

  • Columbus Day

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,271
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26,891
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,828

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sci Fi I didn't know I wanted

  • By Gary Glenn on 06-27-17

good writing with wity banter

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

Reviewed: 12-28-17

the narrator is excellent, but Skippy comes across as deus ex machina. but the story works well. and the writing is excellent.

  • Forging Hephaestus

  • Villains' Code Series, Book 1
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 26 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,003
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,688
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,682

Gifted with meta-human powers, Tori Rivas kept away from the limelight, preferring to work as a thief in the shadows. But when she's captured trying to rob a vault that belongs to a secret guild of villains, she's offered a hard choice: prove she has what it takes to join them or be eliminated. Apprenticed to one of the world's most powerful (and supposedly dead) villains, she is thrust into a strange world where the lines that divide superheroes and criminals are more complex than they seem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Nice Surprise with some Really Fun Characters

  • By Small Mountain on 09-29-17

great story with a strong female protagonist..

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

Reviewed: 06-10-17

or is she the antagonist, being a Boolean and all. every character is genuinely interesting.

  • Super Powereds: Year 3

  • Super Powereds, Book 3
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 41 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,000
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,555
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,539

Junior year has come for the remaining students of Melbrook Hall, and it promises to be the most difficult one yet. With one of their own gone and another under serious investigation, none of the former Powereds know how many days remain for them in the Hero Certification Program. The time they do have will be filled with more trials and classes, honing their skills as they work toward the increasingly difficult goal of becoming Heroes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Drew Hayes Has Created An Absolute Masterpiece!

  • By matt on 08-30-16

fantastic

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

Reviewed: 11-27-16

a great story, with lovable characters. I was riveted the whole time and I highly recommend this book