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J. Alias

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  • Galaxy's Edge

  • By: Nick Cole, Jason Anspach
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,639
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,298
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,285

On the edge of the galaxy, a diplomatic mission to an alien planet takes a turn when the Legionnaires, an elite special fighting force, find themselves ambushed and stranded behind enemy lines. They struggle to survive under siege, waiting on a rescue that might never come. In the seedy starport of Ackabar, a young girl searches the crime-ridden gutters to avenge her father's murder; not far away, a double-dealing legionniare-turned-smuggler hunts an epic payday; and somewhere along the outer galaxy, a mysterious bounter hunter lies in wait.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • bit of a disconnect between parts

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-10-18

The Perfect Narrator for an amazing book!

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

Reviewed: 02-20-18

Would you listen to Galaxy's Edge again? Why?

Absolutely. The time flew by listening to this.

What did you like best about this story?

The writing was top-notch, and Bray's portrayal of Keel in part two was wonderful.

Which scene was your favorite?

Ravi and Keel's first appearance.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The galaxy is a dumpster fire.

33 of 39 people found this review helpful

  • Six Figure Author

  • Using Data to Sell Books
  • By: Chris Fox
  • Narrated by: Ryan Kennard Burke
  • Length: 2 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

Sell books the smart way. Five years ago releasing a book as an indie author meant uploading it, then begging everyone you knew to buy it. That method simply doesn't work anymore. Fortunately, there's a better way. Amazon has spent billions of dollars over the last decade building the world's best sales engine. They use machine learning to sell massive piles of books, and that engine is just waiting for you to tap into it. This is the book that will teach you how.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book made me a best seller

  • By J. Alias on 07-20-17

This book made me a best seller

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

Reviewed: 07-20-17

What made the experience of listening to Six Figure Author the most enjoyable?

The content was everything it promised and then some. It was written in an easy-to-digest, conversational manner. I felt as though I was sitting in a café with the author, listening to him explain his model for success.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. I stopped several time to take notes.

Any additional comments?

This is the real deal. I recommend this book HIGHLY.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Bleak December

  • By: Kevin G. Summers
  • Narrated by: George Kuch
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 54

The old timers knew it was going to be a bad winter, but no one could have predicted it would be this bad. A supernatural storm has fallen on New Hampshire and a cult leader is whipping the people of the Granite State into a frenzy. Now a handful of rugged folk from the North Country are all that stand between a tyrant and his plans for dominion. Snow is piling in the Great North Woods and the dead walk among the trees. Beware the winter wasteland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still Feeling Cold

  • By Bret Wortman on 03-23-17

A Small Town Tale of Survival

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

Where does The Bleak December rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Wow! One of the best pieces of fiction I've listened to. Kevin G. Summers' writing is all encompassing, it was like reading a Stephen King novel.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Bleak December?

I don't want to spoil it, but there was a distinct point where this amazing story with so many unique threads just came together.

Have you listened to any of George Kuch’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but I really enjoyed listening to Kuch. He has an enjoyable sound, sort of like Garrison Keillor from A Prairie Home Companion. He was the perfect choice for this book. His inflection, accent, and delivery were all pitch perfect.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Paladin

  • By: Kevin G. Summers
  • Narrated by: Nick Wescott
  • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

Devastated by the loss of his older brother, teenaged Jared Weiss dons a mask and cape in pursuit of vengeance. He becomes The Paladin. Unfortunately, the real world isn't like a comic book, and wherever The Paladin goes, disaster is never far behind. Will Jared be able to avenge his brother before he winds up in a grave beside him?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Realistic Take on a Teenage Hero

  • By Christopher Valin on 02-24-16

A Good Hero Story Rooted in the Real World

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

Reviewed: 08-02-16

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

The Paladin was a great story, and the bonus short story makes this purchase even more worthwhile. I think I enjoyed No. 38 more than the main attraction.

What did you like best about this story?

Kevin Summers does a great job of writing concise stories that quickly grip the reader and submerge them in the world of his creation.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Man Who Shot John Wilkes Booth

  • A Weird Western Novel
  • By: Kevin G. Summers
  • Narrated by: Clay Lomakayu
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

What is truth? For 19 years, Joshua Webb has been asking that question in the pages of his newspaper, The Paradise Ledger. He's been called a madman, a lunatic, and an anarchist, but now he has stumbled upon a story so huge that it could shake the United States to its very foundation. The source of the trouble is Boston Corbett, the man who shot John Wilkes Booth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • post civil war conspiracy

  • By marion buehring on 11-20-15

A Conspiratorial Tale of the American West

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

Reviewed: 12-09-15

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

Anyone who enjoys the spirit of the old west and the intrigue of conspiracy and the paranormal should definitely pick this book up.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Man Who Shot John Wilkes Booth?

This book punched me in the stomach more than once. I wasn't ready for some of the twists. Kevin Summers isn't afraid to break tropes.

What about Clay Lomakayu’s performance did you like?

He sounded like he was telling the tale by campfire, just a perfect fit for a western.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Coolidge

  • By: Amity Shlaes
  • Narrated by: Terence Aselford
  • Length: 21 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467

Calvin Coolidge, president from 1923 to 1929, never rated highly in polls, and history has remembered the decade in which he served as an extravagant period predating the Great Depression. Now Amity Shlaes provides a fresh look at the 1920s and its elusive president, showing that the mid-1920s was in fact a triumphant period that established our modern way of life: The nation electrified, Americans drove their first cars, and the federal deficit was replaced with a surplus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Memorable Biography of a Forgotten President

  • By J. Alias on 02-28-13

Memorable Biography of a Forgotten President

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

Reviewed: 02-28-13

What did you love best about Coolidge?

This book skillfully captures Coolidge as an individual as well as providing a good account of the history of the time and Coolidge's political and philosophical thought. It is not hero worship, and the author takes care to present those in opposition to Coolidge in a fair minded way that avoids demonizing.

I finished the book having a better understanding of the man, the nation, and the history of the time than when I began.

What did you like best about this story?

I have a new favorite President. If only the politicians of our age were of a similar mind to Coolidge.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I found myself listening to 2-3 hour intervals, but the narration style demands attention. If I was even a little distracted, the narration was unable to demand by attention and draw me back in.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful