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  • Pawn

  • Chronicle of the Sibyl’s War, Book 1
  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Joel Richards
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

Nicole Lee's life is going nowhere. No family, no money, and stuck in a relationship with a thug named Bungie. But, after one of Bungie's "deals" goes south, he and Nicole are whisked away by a mysterious moth-like humanoid to a strange ship called the Fyrantha. Once aboard, life on the ship seems too good to be true. All she has to do is work on one of the ship's many maintenance crews. However, she learned long ago that nothing comes without a catch. When she's told to keep quiet and stop asking questions, she knows she is on to something.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Things Are Not What They Seem

  • By J. Jones on 05-27-18

Wow, I never thought Zahn could write this bad

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

Reviewed: 04-22-19

Hands down one of the worst Sci-Fi books I have very read. the story finally gets moving about chapter 17 and then it abruptly ends. Definitely not worth the money for the audio book as its half the length and a tenth the story of other books in the category.

Very dissapointed.

  • The Princess in the Tower

  • Schooled in Magic, Book 15
  • By: Christopher Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454

The Kingdom of Zangaria has finally started its descent into civil war. King Randor has declared martial law, imprisoned the pregnant Crown Princess Alassa in the Tower of Alexis, and started preparations for a first strike against his enemies. The time has come for everyone to choose a side. Emily has arrived in Alexis with the intention of freeing Alassa before her father can have her executed. But as Emily and her friends are drawn into a maelstrom of rebellious factions and crown loyalists, they find themselves faced with an insolvable problem.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • this series isn't what it used to be

  • By Cthaeh on 09-30-18

I skipped several chapters and didn't miss much

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

Reviewed: 12-21-18

When I can skip multiple chapters and still not miss any of the plot, the book is at best a 3 start to me. Performance was very good and Nuttall is one of my favorite authors so I will be back to read the next in the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Nightmare Keep

  • By: Phil Tucker
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329

I've managed to survive my first week in Euphoria Online. But I couldn't have done it without my new friends. Lotharia. Falkon. The Green Liver goblins. But now Lotharia's gone missing. Swallowed by that nightmare keep. Lost to the darkness. Everyone's telling me that going after her is madness. That I don't have a chance in hell. But I'm not the kind of guy to turn my back on my friends. Damn the odds. I'm going to find her.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By superstardrifter on 10-23-18

Performance kills the book again

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

Reviewed: 11-16-18

I'm going to stop reading now, the performance is such a detractor I can't make myself buy the next book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Show of Force

  • Frontiers Saga, Book 13
  • By: Ryk Brown
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 837
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 776
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 780

The Aurora begins clearing a 20 light year sphere of safety around Earth, taking out Jung forces as they liberate the core systems. However, Captain Scott and the Alliance quickly discover that not every world wants to be liberated, and the Jung have a few surprises of their own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of Action

  • By Jean on 01-20-17

That is how you kill off Sgt. Weatherly?

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

Reviewed: 11-07-18

What a load of crap! I cannot believe you did that to the Weatherly character. I stopped reading and wont be coming back to this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rise of the Alliance

  • Frontiers Saga, Book 12
  • By: Ryk Brown
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 940
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 873
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872

A new ally providing aid... An old ally joining the fight... Their resources growing with each passing day... Their homeworld finally on the road to recovery... Things finally seem to be coming together for Captain Scott and the Alliance as he takes his forces on the offensive. However, the Jung may in turn give him more trouble than he bargained for.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Series was great! But...

  • By Michael L. Hasenfratz on 04-07-15

Cut and paste

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

Same book different day, Its like watching Oreos come off the assembly line at this point

  • Born of the Ashes

  • The Frontiers Saga, Book 11
  • By: Ryk Brown
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 931
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 867
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863

Captain Nathan Scott must decide whether to stand and fight to the end, or live to fight another day - even if it means the end of his world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brown is maturing in his writing..best yet

  • By Douglas E. Noll on 08-05-14

Copy and Paste to maximize profits

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

Wow, the majority of the books inner dialog is a copy and paste from the other books. There was very little story here, just seems to be a money grab that they aren't trying to hide anymore.

Still, I'll drop my quarter in the slot for the next one because hope is all we have sometimes.

  • Trial of Kings

  • By: Phil Tucker
  • Narrated by: Paul Guyet
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Irella's undead armies are on the march, and only Jarek and Acharsis are aware of their fell intent. Fleeing the empire with their ragtag band of allies, they set their sights on distant Magan in the hopes of warning the rival nation of the impending catastrophe. But crossing the monster-strewn Golden Steppe may prove the least of their worries, for they have but days to convince the Maganian royal court of the imminent and impossible invasion by the dead.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This book was awful

  • By Allen on 09-18-18

This book was awful

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

I was just uninterested in this story and its characters. others have found this book really good, so maybe this is just me. This will most likely be the last book I purchase in this series

  • Blueshift

  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 374

The members of the Polaris Project knew what they were giving up when they volunteered to fly to the star named Angel-21, but the allure of being the first explorers to leave the Solar System far outweighed the risks. As it turned out, the most dangerous thing they faced wasn't the mission, it was the homecoming. Eight hundred years have passed, and Earth is nothing like they thought it would be.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • An exploration of humanity's dark side

  • By Anonymous User on 07-17-18

Planet of the Apes Ripp-Off

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

Hard to hide my dissapointment in this book. I have enjoyed this author's books in the past quite a bit, but this one is just not my thing. I stopped reading after the fist half of the audio book. Strong performance by Mr. Heitch and Dalzelle's writing style is great as usual, but the story is a retread that falls flat

  • Dauntless

  • Blood on the Stars, Book 6
  • By: Jay Allan
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391

The pulsar...an ancient weapon of unimaginable power, one that threatens the Confederation with total destruction. The Union is preparing for the final invasion, one that cannot fail with the great artifact at the head of their fleet. The clock is ticking quickly toward midnight. There is a chance to avoid annihilation, a small one. The Confederation has its own ancient device recovered from the Badlands, a stealth generator. It is not as powerful as the pulsar, but it just may be enough.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing really new at all....sort of shake & bake

  • By KAG on 05-25-18

Worst of the series

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

When you can skip entire chapters because the next chapter does a recap of the previous chapter from a different characters point of view,. the book was too long for the plot and had way too many characters. I personally didn't like the Jake Stockton arc, but that is probably just me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Demon City

  • Atlantis Rising Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Evan Currie
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

Born in flame and flood, the newly born community of Atlantis has begun to rebuild from being forced from their homes by the Demonic hordes. For Elanthielle however, the war is still out there. Plagued by dreams that may mean more than they seem - as well as her own burning urge to strike back at the demons that took everything from her - Elan becomes convinced that something vital is about to happen to alter the course of humanity’s fate.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Continuation

  • By Richard on 05-11-18

Currie delivers another excellent story

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

Reviewed: 03-30-18

Yet another Currie novel I have through enjoyed. I find his writing style well paced and the performance Campbell delivered the story perfectly. Anxiously awaiting their next effort!