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  • Some Kind of Hero

  • Hesitant Hero Series, Book 2
  • By: S. J. Delos
  • Narrated by: Traci Odom
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

Kayo's back and kicking ass. It's been a hard six months since Karen Hashimoto quit being Crushette - number one henchwoman of Doctor Maniac and super-villain extraordinaire - and became Kayo, member of the superhero group, The Good Guys. After winning a candidacy for the most prestigious award possible, Kayo's not-so-far-gone past comes back full-swing, determined to show the world that changing the name doesn't really change the girl. Facing off against friends, foes, and everyone in between, Karen must prove once and for all that she truly is some kind of hero. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The worst ending ever.

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-21-18

The worst ending ever.

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

Just like the first book in the series, the story flowed well and made you root for the hero. However, it seemed as though the author wanted to turn her into a complete moron at the end. Not only that, he threw in some side story that made it worse.

The book was a four maybe five star all the way up to the epilogue, which completely ruined my impression of the hero, and then stomped on it for good measure. Seriously, I have never seen an author go out of their way to just destroy their whole series like this in an epilogue.... If the author thought this was going to keep me hanging on the edge of my seat for the next book in the series, he was completely off the mark. Not only does he make you think the hero is an idiot, but then he pours salt on the wounds by having a scene from some alternate universe that makes you hate them more. If he would have cut out the epilogues, and had them as the start of the new book as a prologue, it would have worked. The way it is now, i have to admit this is the worst ending to any superhero book I have ever read or listened to in my life. The end wipes out all the good in the story.

bad form, bad bad form.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Tess of the Road

  • By: Rachel Hartman
  • Narrated by: Katharine McEwan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257

In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors, and dragons can be whomever they choose. Tess is none of these things. Tess is...different. She speaks out of turn, has wild ideas, and can't seem to keep out of trouble. Then Tess goes too far. Tess's family decide the only path for her is a nunnery. But on the day she is to join the nuns, Tess chooses a different path for herself. She cuts her hair, pulls on her boots, and sets out on a journey. She's not running away, she's running towards something.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fascinating Adventure . I listened twice

  • By murph on 08-05-18

Drawn out and boring.

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

Reviewed: 03-15-18

What disappointed you about Tess of the Road?

The story was very stagnant and boring. It took forever to get to any sort of adventure, and the adventure was boring, with a stupid character.

What about Katharine McEwan’s performance did you like?

She is the only entertaining thing about the story. Her change in voice was done very well.

What character would you cut from Tess of the Road?

Tess....

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Destroyer

  • Destroyer Series, Book 2
  • By: Michael-Scott Earle
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins, Xe Sands
  • Length: 17 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 691
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 691

The country of Nia has fallen to the Ancients and circumstances are grim for the humans. Kaiyer must return to the broken castle to save his friends, reconcile his past, and find a way to break the hold that the enemy agents have over the country.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Like the series but the porn is overdone

  • By Larry Klutzke on 05-20-18

both books are depressing.

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

Reviewed: 02-15-18

Just when these stories get good they end up depressing. I doubt I'll get any more since they are too slow moving, and I don't see any sort of happy ending that I would care about.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Destroyer

  • The Expansion Wars Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,539
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,462
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,454

The Darshik war machine is flagging, but the war is far from over. Even as an exhausted Federation military tenses up for a counterattack after repelling the last Darshik invasion, reports are coming in of a new, more powerful class of ship that's striking deep into Terran space. Captain Jackson Wolfe has been given the fleet's newest, most advanced destroyer and tasked with eliminating this new threat before it can claim any more human lives. What he finds, however, is immeasurably more dangerous than just some new class of starship....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great finale with a few unexpected heartbreakers.

  • By L.R. on 01-19-18

good, but obvious problems

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

The only thing I do not like about this story is that the crew nor the Marines wear any kind of space suit that is sealed while in battle. There is a scene where Marines are raiding a ship in space and then get worried about the ship being depressurised. Why would Marines attack a ship in space not wearing a pressure suit when the ships captain could just turn the air off wherever they are, it doesn't make sense.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Alien Arcana

  • Starship's Mage Series, Book 4
  • By: Glynn Stewart
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,002
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 920
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 919

When a scientist is murdered after finding signs of alien magic in an archeological dig, Mage Damien Montgomery, Hand of the Mage-King of Mars, is sent to investigate both the murder and the alien runes. His investigation is interrupted when a mysterious ship attacks the ruins with weapons only available to the Martian Navy. Despite saving the dig site, Montgomery is left with more questions than answers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An improvement over Book 3

  • By Sailfish on 11-19-16

no questions answered.

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

Reviewed: 12-31-16

The writing was good, but it left me wanting to beat the author with a soft broom, since no questions were answered. I know he was leading on to more books and stories to come, but I left this one learning pretty much nothing beside the knowledge there is a secret..... he could have gotten the point across with several sentences yet spent the whole book building up suspense only to say "ha you learn nothing."

I loved all his books about Damian, but they at least were full and complete stories, while this one had good fights and stuff but you got pretty much nothing at the end.

  • Dark Horse

  • Class 5 Series, Book 1
  • By: Michelle Diener
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 469
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437

Rose McKenzie may be far from Earth with no way back, but she's made a powerful ally - a fellow prisoner with whom she's formed a strong bond. Sazo's an artificial intelligence. He's saved her from captivity and torture, but he's also put her in the middle of a conflict, leaving Rose with her loyalties divided. Captain Dav Jallan doesn't know why he and his crew have stumbled across an almost legendary Class 5 battleship, but he's not going to complain. The only problem is, all its crew are dead - all except for one strange, new alien being.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Perfect Sci Fi / Romance Series You'll Love!

  • By bluestategirl on 12-02-16

good science fiction, mixed with bad Romance novel

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

Reviewed: 12-01-16

would have been good if author didn't add in all the cheesy romance. the story was pretty good but was ruined when it change halfway into a supermarket romance novel.

  • Destruction

  • Galactic Empire Wars, Book 1
  • By: Raymond L. Weil
  • Narrated by: David Rheinstrom
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 387
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 357

To the Kleese, the Earth is nothing more than a planet full of conscripts to fight in their numerous wars of aggression. The Kleese are one of three large Galactic Empires that control the majority of the galaxy. To them, Earth is an extremely dangerous planet due to the aggressiveness of the humanoid species that inhabits it. The humans that inhabit Earth will make excellent conscripts, but something must be done to prevent them from expanding out into the galaxy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid story with great voices, read too fast.

  • By Philip D. Mann on 03-20-15

slow it to 80% or its too fast

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

Reviewed: 08-23-16

I am not sure if the encoding was done wrong, but it was like speed reading a run-on sentence at first. I slowed it to 80% and was much better. that all said, the reader sounded like he was in a cheap studio possibly just a bedroom because it slightly echoed.

The story wasn't bad, but it could have been better with more backgrounds and filling of life stories. The lack of information left you thinking it was rushed.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The White Mage Omnibus: Books 1-3

  • By: Ben Hale
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 32 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,459
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,231

The Last Oracle, book one: Forced into hiding, the mages of Lumineia have been forgotten. In their absence the world has become known by another name: Earth. The humans have flourished with time, unaware that The Last Oracle is destined to unite them. At her touch magic will be unbound and known again as truth. But an ancient war harbors a deadly secret. Draeken, the Lord of Chaos, had a second apprentice, one who became trapped with the defeated fiends.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW

  • By Corey Wicks on 10-30-15

got harder to listen to as it went along.

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

Reviewed: 06-30-16

yes there was a lot of Harry Potter like stuff in this, but with a wider variety of magic. HP didn't really have a wide imaginative variety of magic compared to most books but this one does. where the writer lost is in the execution of the story. I just had a hard time caring about what was going on. I didn't even finish the third part because I got bored. I also agree that there was far too much teeny love in the story.

  • Sector Eight

  • Perimeter Defense, Book 1
  • By: Michael Atamanov
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 695
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638

A strange body that refuses to obey you; a weird game you can't quit until your contract expires; a world teeming with powerful and very real enemies. The game in which your reputation and faction relationship are the only things that matter. These are the conditions of the agreement Ruslan signs without reading. The only thing he remembers is that he's been contracted to command a space fleet in a brand-new game he knows nothing about. Objective: to survive for six months.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story. Super bad audio.

  • By Francois on 06-17-16

the story got better as it went along

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

Reviewed: 06-30-16

the story did start a bit slow, and a bit confusing, but picked up and previous things were explained. by the end I was upset that I had to wait for the next book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Dark Unwinding

  • By: Sharon Cameron
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

When Katharine Tulman's inheritance is called into question by the rumor that her eccentric uncle is squandering away the family fortune, she is sent to his estate to have him committed to an asylum. But instead of a lunatic, Katharine discovers a genius inventor with his own set of rules, who employs a village of nine hundred people rescued from the workhouses of London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT NARRATION on a precious story.

  • By Shelby on 11-04-15

boring with very little steam punk

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

Reviewed: 04-04-16

This story was lacking a lot, mainly a good plot. there was no humor in it at all, and main character was a fool. There really wasn't much to root for, which made it drag and drag. I'm not going to buy any more from author because it lacked everything I expect from a steampunk story.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful