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  • Tesser: A Dragon Among Us

  • A Reemergence Novel, Book 1
  • By: Chris Philbrook
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,763
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,561
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,559

Imagine for a moment that you are a Dragon. A creature of unimaginable power, unending intelligence and strength, and you've just woken from 10,000 years of slumber. Worse yet, you've awoken underneath a city: Boston, an alien and strange place that defies everything you've ever known. Your last memories are of primordial forests, erupting volcanoes sculpting a developing world, faeries, witches, vampires, krakens, and monsters that feared where you turned your eyes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth a credit and your time!

  • By Kelleefornia on 02-17-16

An interesting take on dragons

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

Reviewed: 04-04-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Tesser: A Dragon Among Us to be better than the print version?

I havent read the print version, but since the narrator was excellent. I would definitely recommend the audio version.

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

James Foster is excellent in being able to keep you drawn in, given the variety of characters in the story. He really helped Tesser display the majesty in being a dragon.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There are many laughable moments, and moments of wonder in the story.

Any additional comments?

This is a very interesting book – in the beginning you see a world where magic is fading.
A memorable moment is just after Tesser awakens, and saves a damsel in distress. He becomes a sort of hero, albeit homeless at the time.
He is also a dragon, and seemingly dragons help keep the world in a balance.

Good and evil is shown earlier in the book but I don’t want to go into details since I do not want to ruin the story for anyone.

We also see Tesser try to adapt to modern times, and meet many of the main characters (and a love interest) who help make the story be what it is.

There are some explicit scenes, and swearing throughout - so I wouldn’t recommend this book for the very young.

I will also mention this book was given to me from the author for an unbiased and honest review.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Return to Angel Hill

  • A Will Castleton Novel
  • By: David Bain, C. Dennis Moore
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Paranormal investigator Will Castleton's psychic friend Mazie calls on Will to accompany her when she's forced to return to her horror-infested hometown of Angel Hill, Missouri - a town she fled decades before, having been psychologically shattered by a harrowing vision in the woods. A death in the family pulls Mazie back to Angel Hill, but soon after stepping foot on her native soil, she and Will are caught up by spectral forces that twist a ghastly crime from the town's past into an all-too-terrifying present.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Suspenful, Thrilling and a good laugh!✧⁺

  • By Kindle Customer on 02-22-16

Surprisingly good

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

Reviewed: 03-05-16

What did you love best about Return to Angel Hill?

It was a unique premise. Two psychics go to Angel Hill and find themselves tangled in with the unnatural and the bad. I just wish the ending gave us more answers on the big bad. But I don't want to ruin it for other readers. I'm glad the story had some originality to it.

Which character – as performed by James Foster – was your favorite?

Will Castleton was the main character and was portrayed very well by the narrator. I got sucked into the story. And for that to happen I need to have a good enough narrator to draw me in. I will say the beginning was a bit boring, but it definitely gets better. So anyone with concerns should just keep at it.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There were a few moments of creepiness that I cant help but remember. But I honestly do not want to ruin any surprises to future readers.

Any additional comments?

Though I think it took me longer to review it than I should have taken, Im glad I finally listened and finished the audio. I will also say that this audio was gifted to me by the author for an unbiased review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Kin of Kings (The Kin of Kings: Book 1)

  • By: B.T. Narro
  • Narrated by: Brad C. Wilcox
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 603
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 551
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553

The first great war of Ovira is over, and the most hated king in centuries is dead, but his nephew still lives. However, Basen had nothing to do with the destructive war his uncle started. In fact it was his uncle who exiled him and his father to the territory of their enemies, where Basen's dreams of becoming a legendary mage now fade, as he must work all day just to eat. His only chance at regaining some semblance of the life he thought he would lead is to join an elite school that trains, houses, and feeds a thousand new young men and women each year.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good start to the series

  • By James on 02-12-16

A great first in a series

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

Reviewed: 01-31-16

What did you love best about Kin of Kings (The Kin of Kings Book 1)?

I found that the storyline was really able to draw one in. This is the first audio book where I actually stopped listening to another previous audio book.. just so I could focus and finish this one. It drew me in THAT much. That is super rare and a first. Im already hoping that the second book will be released soon so that I can preorder it/ buy it. Since Ive already found myself absorbed into the story.

What did you like best about this story?

You really don't get an understanding on who is on which side until the very end of the book. Which makes you wanting for more. Once you see who is on what side. Then the other clues from the book start making sense. The other character histories will start making sense. I dont want to add more since I dont want to spoil this book for any other readers. But there are still questions. And you still want to see the unfolding of other character personalities - which is how this book leads you up to a future second book.

I will also add that the main characters in the story are very young - around 20 and under. But they act quite mature for their ages. They live together in dorm like settings. And they train their abilities at the academy. Their are two routes they can go through - the mage route and the warrior one.

What about Brad C. Wilcox’s performance did you like?

He was an excellent narrator and portrayed the main character (basin) very well and realistically.

Any additional comments?

The only thing in the book was even though basin had a tough upbringing - and you could really feel for the character - his worry for his father, the blossoming of his friendships at the academy, his unique talents and weaknesses. The annoying thing (for me) is that he is described as a prince charming. handsome and able to attract the ladies. That was more towards the end of the book though - and I found that that kind of made the character to become more generic to me.

I will also add that this book was gifted to me by the author - through audiobook blast.. for an honest and unbiased review.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Aurora Sky

  • Vampire Hunter, Book 1
  • By: Nikki Jefford
  • Narrated by: Em Eldridge
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 214

Her blood is toxic to vampires. If there is one thing eighteen-year-old Aurora Sky wants, it's to get off the iceberg she calls home. Being kissed before she graduates wouldn't hurt either. Then a near-fatal car wreck changes everything. Government agents step in and save Aurora's life in exchange for her services as a vampire hunter in Alaska. Basically she's a glorified chew toy. All thanks to her rare blood type, which sends a vampire into temporary paralysis right before she has to finish the job - by hand....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I really enjoyed this book

  • By Danielle A on 05-13-16

great beggining for a series

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

Reviewed: 01-11-16

Where does Aurora Sky rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I find this to be a good teen audiobook. At some points I found the story to be predictable but the character development was pretty good.

Which character – as performed by Em Eldridge – was your favorite?

I believe Aurora was captured pretty well. She at times acted spoiled and bratty which annoyed me some - it was a side effect of her 'new job' I would say and the feels she gave of having her freedom (of going away for school) taken away. The narrator was able to capture her emotions pretty well.

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

I only listen to audiobooks when on the go - on the bus or on a lunch break. So it actually took me longer than expected. I also truly find this to be more of a teen book. So the youngins would probably appreciate it more than I did.

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was gifted to me by the author for an honest and unbiased review.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • New Reality: Truth

  • By: Michael Robertson
  • Narrated by: Matt Armstrong
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 20

When New Reality, a fully immersive, five-dimensional entertainment experience, was introduced to the world, everyone logged on. Everyone except Jake and Tom. It doesn't take long for the world to crumble into ruin, leaving Jake and Tom wandering through leveled cities occupied by New Reality dreamers. In order to find one gamer among many, they must risk everything-going up against Rixon, the corporation behind New Reality.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What's Your New Reality Like?

  • By Brian on 01-13-16

Very interesting read.

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

Reviewed: 12-09-15

Who was your favorite character and why?

I really liked both the main characters - but preferred Jake over Tom. The two are stuck in a present where they are supposedly the last two who are not hooked up to some videogame - a place where all your dreams come too. Add in some creepyness that is following them and a mission to find lost loves. It makes a good story. Without spoiling too much the ending did fit but left me subtly disappointed as I just wanted more.

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

I think the narrator was excellent. He helped make it into a pleasurable listen.

Any additional comments?

I received this book from the author via audio book blast.. for an honest review.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Legacy: The Awakening

  • By: Kurt Petrey
  • Narrated by: Tommy Faulk
  • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

When Joshua wakes up, he finds himself trapped. Dark and unfamiliar, the almost completely destroyed facility has clearly been through a catastrophic event. He must unite the others to solve what has happened. Who put them there? How can they get out? If they cannot work together, they risk losing more than just their own lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome short audio book!!!

  • By Dobro on 06-08-16

Nice sci-fi listen

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

Reviewed: 11-24-15

What made the experience of listening to Legacy: The Awakening the most enjoyable?

It was interesting listening to how the story was unfolding. People are awakened and were then wondering why they were which lead to more questions on their survival.

Which scene was your favorite?

There were many moments - when Joshua stood up to the bully. And when the over chipper chloe destroyed the attacking robot.

Any additional comments?

This was a good short listen it makes me wonder what may come next for the group of survivors. And if questions would be answered on the machine/system that seems to watch over them and who was the one who started to wake everyone up/cause the damage to the base. Hopefully a sequel will come soon.

This book was given to me by the author for an honest review courtesy of audibook blast.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Rules of Supervillainy

  • The Supervillainy Saga Volume 1
  • By: C.T. Phipps
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,549
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,320
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,312

Gary Karkofsky is an ordinary guy with an ordinary life living in an extraordinary world. Supervillains, heroes, and monsters are a common part of the world he inhabits. Yet, after the death of his hometown's resident superhero, he gains the amazing gift of the late champion's magical cloak. Deciding he prefers to be rich rather than good, Gary embarks on a career as Merciless: The Supervillain Without Mercy. But is he evil enough to be a villain in America's most crime-ridden city?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun!

  • By erobbins33 on 11-29-16

can't wait for volume two

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

Reviewed: 11-17-15

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

I definitely would! This story really showed the inbetween of the good and the bad. That not all good guys are 'good' and that there are different levels of bad amongst the bad guys. Such as lines one would not cross. Overall this greyness really helped me relate to Gary (the main character) moreso than the typical good guy vs bad guy story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I can't decide. I like Gary as the misunderstood hero/bad guy type. He does seem to do more good than bad - even though he wants to make a profit out of it. I like his two henchmen. Diablo and Cindy who have opposite personalities from each other which helps to balance each other out. And of course Gary's wife who is trying to be understanding through all the madness while also finding her own way.

But Cloak - the ominous presence within really helped to make the book what it was. His own unique serious/conscientious personality helped to bring a lot more humour to the story especially when Gary found himself to be in a pinch.

Which scene was your favorite?

I really liked the scene where Gary, his wife and his Henchmen are at the meeting place to get their own secret headquarters. I would add more. But then I wouldnt want to spoil it for anyone.

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me by the author for an unbiased and honest review courtesy of audiobook blast.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Mister Socky

  • By: Tim Miller
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Little Dusty was so excited the day he found the large sock monkey for sale in the thrift store. When he got Mister Socky home, there was much more to the toy than anyone suspected. Unfortunately for Dusty, Mister Socky ordered him to do some horrible things. Well into adulthood, Dusty finds himself under Mister Socky's spell.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mister socky

  • By zoe on 11-18-15

A truly messed up good read

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

Reviewed: 11-17-15

If you could sum up Mister Socky in three words, what would they be?

warped day dream

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

When I first started listening to this story. I honestly couldn't believe what I was listening to. There are a couple of gory parts that were just... warped. Basically I felt that if other people around me knew what I was listening too. mouths would open... Heck I was just super surprised at some scenes and felt that I should pause or skip ahead since the scenario was just SO wrong. I definitely recommend this story if you do not mind warped, gorish scenes and are into stories with surprise factors throughout.

What does Joe Hempel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The narrator was excellent - he was able to portray Dusty the mislead and easily controlled child/youth then grownup and Mister Socky the provocateur adequately. The ending was actually quite surprising - it took you in a direction you wouldn't expect.

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided to me by the author for an honest review via audiobook blast.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • An Unwelcome Quest

  • Magic 2.0, Book 3
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,793
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,595
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,576

Ever since Martin Banks and his fellow computer geeks discovered that reality is just a computer program to be happily hacked, they've been jaunting back and forth through time, posing as medieval wizards and having the epic adventures that other nerds can only dream of having. But even in their wildest fantasies, they never expected to end up at the mercy of the former apprentice whom they sent to prison for gross misuse of magic and all-around evil behavior.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I LIKED YOU TWO BETTER WHEN,

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 12-24-15

A great story

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

Reviewed: 11-03-15

This is definitely a worthy sequel. You got to know other characters moreso than it being centered on Philip and Martin. both Tyler and Philip were hilarious in this story and you get to see Jimmy (the past bad guy) in a new light.

I definitely recommend this sequel to anyone who has read/listened to the previous books. the narration as usual was familiar and awesome.

  • Crane (Legends Saga Book 1)

  • By: Stacey Rourke
  • Narrated by: Karen Krause
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Washington Irving and Rip Van Winkle had no choice but to cover up the deadly truth behind Ichabod Crane's disappearance. Centuries later, a Crane returns to Sleepy Hollow awakening macabre secrets once believed to be buried deep. Now, Ireland Crane, reeling from a break-up and seeking a fresh start, must rely on the newly awakened Rip Van Winkle to discover the key to channeling the darkness swirling within her. Bodies are piling high and Ireland is the only one that can save Sleepy Hollow by embracing her own damning curse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Legends Saga

  • By jey cee on 10-16-15

A must read

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

Reviewed: 10-31-15

Where does Crane (Legends Saga Book 1) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is def a fave.. The intro was a tad slow.. but it quickly picked up and I wasn't able to stop listening.

What did you like best about this story?

I love how it was a twist to the Ichabod Crane story. I currently watch the TV show and at first assumed it would follow the same premise. It didn't and given how the story unfolded and turned out - Im glad it was unique.

What about Karen Krause’s performance did you like?

She was an awesome narrator. She was able to give the main female character Ireland charm, wit, and sarcasm. It really helped me like her as a character. She wasnt bland in any way.

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was given to me by the author at no charge for an honest review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.