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  • Inferno

  • Play to Live, Book 4
  • By: D. Rus
  • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,142

The fabric of reality is bursting at the seams. The gnolls' negotiators are knocking at the gates of the Kremlin. Ancient half-forgotten gods take on a new lease on life as AlterWorld's avatars. A spark of the Creator's almighty will is still alive in the hearts of millions of players, obeying the impulses of their faith and knowledge while reshaping the Universe to suit their unspoken needs. Initially AlterWorld came complete with infernal planes. So how about confronting a few demons?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • please more :)

  • By Blake on 11-02-15

GET THE REST OF THEM!!!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-12-16

The first one got me hooked. The story flows easily and keeps you interested from book to book. I've got about an hour left to this book and am already going into withdrawals because the next three aren't available.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Nightlord

  • Sunset
  • By: Garon Whited
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 36 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,345
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,335

Eric didn't ask to be a vampire. In fact he didn't even believe in them. Biting your own tongue with your fangs does a lot of convincing. Even so, being a part-time undead isn't as easy as you might think. It can let you hold down a day job, true, but sometimes the night "life" can be more than a little difficult, what with those bloodthirsty urges and predatory instincts kicking in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ahh no fair no fair

  • By nelson on 10-28-15

99 Percent Great Listen- Spoiler Alert-

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

Reviewed: 08-04-15

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book, up until the last 5 minutes. After 37 plus hours, how do you end a book with a rehash of chapter 2? And no follow up in sight. BS to the Nth degree!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Three Slices

  • By: Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson, Chuck Wendig
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Alex Wyndham, Julia Whelan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,693
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,568
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,570

Featuring A Prelude to War, an Iron Druid novella. After an old friend is murdered in retaliation for his mercenary strikes against the oldest vampires in the world, Atticus O'Sullivan must solicit the aid of another old friend in Ethiopia if he's going to have a chance of finishing a war he never wanted. Meanwhile Granuaile MacTiernan starts a private war of her own against Loki, the lord of lies, and if it brings Ragnarok early - so be it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good, but with reservations

  • By Cliff on 05-11-15

2 out of 3 ain't bad

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

Reviewed: 05-12-15

1st- excellent- 2nd - very good- 3rd so bad I only got through 5 minutes. Worth it for the first 2

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Ghost Story

  • A Novel of the Dresden Files
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,230
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,379

When an unknown someone shoots him and leaves him to die, Harry Dresden hopes he might be heading to a better place. Unfortunately being dead doesn't make Harry's life any easier. Trapped between life and death, he learns that his friends are in serious trouble. Only by finding his murderer can he save his friends and move on - a feat that would be a lot easier if he had a body and access to his powers. Worse still are the malevolent shadows that roam Chicago, controlled by a dark entity that wants Harry to suffer even in death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best thing I've ever seen a company willingly do

  • By Brooks Hamilton on 04-21-15

FIRE THE PRODUCTION GUY

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

Reviewed: 04-29-15

I'm glad I didn't pay for this one. I am a Dresden fan- I have all of the books, including the original release of this book read by John Glover. James Marsters is one of my favorite narrators. HOWEVER, this release seems to have been forced. Possibly the studios at Blackstone Audio were being used so the production was moved to a high school gym? Or maybe they were trying something different and had James talk through a cardboard tube? Either way the slight reverb is distracting.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Science Officer

  • By: Blaze Ward
  • Narrated by: Matt Weight
  • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 89

When pirates commandeer Javier's starship, they give him a choice: corpse, slave, or volunteer. Javier chooses to survive as well as keep his honor and his sanity intact. However, when things get rough, will he save the pirates from someone even worse?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Short Story

  • By Striker on 03-12-15

Abysmal Narration

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

Reviewed: 04-14-15

I don't normally buy short books like this one, but I figured at half price to take a chance. I'm sorry I did. I listened to the first ten minutes and couldn't go any farther. The extra pauses Mr. Weight places in sentences is distracting, but not quite as much as his inflection on odd words. I honestly cannot judge the story itself because I found the audio unlistenable.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Star Runners

  • By: L E Thomas
  • Narrated by: Donald R Emero
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 408
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 373
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 375

With average grades, less than stellar play in baseball, and a single mother struggling to make ends meet, it looks as if Austin's only way to continue his education would be through some kind of miracle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Overall Story... But Predictable. Easy Listen

  • By Striker on 03-05-15

Sub-par writing made worse by horrible narration

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

Reviewed: 03-10-15

What disappointed you about Star Runners?

I got this because it was cheap and I saw some decent ratings- apparently from the writers and narrators friends. The story is slow, with details that don't add to the story in any way, then jumps several months for no apparent reason. The main character is an emotional retard whom has never had a date and places his college dreams on a video game.Then the idea that anyone would let their child attend a school with no information about what kind of classes were offered or what type of school it actually was is ludicrous.

Would you ever listen to anything by L E Thomas again?

I doubt it seriously.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Sword has only ONE syllable. Rhymes with HOARD. Monotones,

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

extreme disappointment

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13
    
    
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        Jim Butcher
    
    


    
    
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        John Glover
    
    


    
    Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
    7,642 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: John Glover
  • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,642
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,654
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,656

When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best audio book in the series

  • By Bill on 08-31-11

Had to come back to it

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

Reviewed: 11-09-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I would and have. After listening to James Marsters in the first twelve books of this series, I was thrown off by John Glover. I left this book alone for almost six months before I came back to it, and I am very glad that I did. The narration is actually very good and the separate characters are well done.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Memory of Light

  • Wheel of Time, Book 14
  • By: Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 41 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20,119
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,389
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18,402

Since 1990, when Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time® burst on the world with its first book, The Eye of the World, listeners have been anticipating the final scenes of this extraordinary saga, which has sold over 40 million copies in over 32 languages. When Robert Jordan died in 2007, all feared that these concluding scenes would never be written. But working from notes and partials left by Jordan, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson stepped in to complete the masterwork.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally we have closure!

  • By Cliff on 08-29-13

It's not THE end, but AN ending

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

Reviewed: 02-04-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Only if they have read the other books in the series. This is not a stand alone book

Who was your favorite character and why?

Matt Cauthan. For the comic relief

What does Michael Kramer and Kate Reading bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

They were VERY good throughout the entire series. I listened to the books after I read them. Reading while driving is frowned upon.

Any additional comments?

While there are many questions answered in this book, there are as many left to the readers to decide an ending. There COULD be a four or five hundred page followup to the series as there is no possible happily ever after.

  • Spider's Bite

  • Elemental Assassin, Book 1
  • By: Jennifer Estep
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,243
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,505
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,513

They call me the Spider. I'm the most feared assassin in the South -- when I'm not busy at the Pork Pit cooking up the best barbecue in Ashland. As a Stone elemental, I can hear everything from the whispers of the gravel beneath my feet to the vibrations of the soaring Appalachian Mountains above me. My Ice magic also comes in handy for making the occasional knife. But I don't use my powers on the job unless I absolutely have to. Call it professional pride.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • How I got to loathe the story

  • By Brian Rygaard Jensen on 06-06-13

Very Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 07-13-12

Would you try another book from Jennifer Estep and/or Lauren Fortgang?

No. The book seems like a 12th grade creative writing assignment gone wrong. The repetition of information again and again is distracting. I haven't had to mention to anyone the color of my eyes more than once ever. I can actually go months without considering this. The main character has trouble going more than 2 or 3 minutes without mentioning what is going on with her GRAY EYES. I listen to audiobooks all the time, ( I am a long distance truck driver) and this was quite possibly the worst purchase I've made. I may be spoiled, I just finished the fourth book in the iron druid series, 13 books of the dresden files and the Mercy Thomas series. I was unable to listen to more than the first hour of this book.

67 of 73 people found this review helpful