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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 206,180
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 192,495
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192,089

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Should have listened to this a long time ago

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

This was a great book! I hadn't really heard of this until the movie came out. I wanted to listen to the book before seeing the movie. So glad I did (I did not like the movie at all).

The plot was awesome! The 80's throwback stuff was great! Wil Wheaton was amazing!

I highly recommend this book. It was a lot of fun.

  • Scourged

  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,661
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,256

New York Times best-selling author Kevin Hearne returns with the finale to his wildly popular action-adventure series, The Iron Druid Chronicles. Two-thousand-year-old Druid Atticus O'Sullivan travels to Asgard and faces off against the Norse gods to try to prevent Ragnarok in the final battle for the fate of mankind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a fitting conculsion

  • By will on 04-04-18

Not sure where this one was going.....

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

I love this series and absolutely love Luke Daniels as a narrator. That said, this seemed like a miss step to me. If this truly is the ending then I am very disappointed. It was very short and didn't really tie up anything. It was a story in itself that could definitely lead to more books so I guess I will just hold out hope for that.

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  • 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 16,489
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,294

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

Not as good as the first two

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

This one seemed to drag. I didn't laugh as much as I did with the first two books in the series. It wasn't horrible but I wasn't a fan. It was just ok.

I have the other books in my library but am going to take a break from the series after this one.

Luke Daniels did amazing as always!

  • Spell or High Water

  • Magic 2.0
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,822
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,680
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,666

A month has passed since Martin helped to defeat the evil programmer Jimmy, and things couldn't be going better. Except for his love life, that is. Feeling distant and lost, Gwen has journeyed to Atlantis, a tolerant and benevolent kingdom governed by the Sorceresses, and a place known to be a safe haven to all female time-travelers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator!

  • By D. Murdock on 03-13-17

Another great one!

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

I really enjoyed this installment. It is a great follow up to the first. Very funny and clever. I couldn't stop laughing! If you liked the first, you will enjoy this.

  • Off to Be the Wizard

  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,702
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,078
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,078

It's a simple story. Boy finds proof that reality is a computer program. Boy uses program to manipulate time and space. Boy gets in trouble. Boy flees back in time to Medieval England to live as a wizard while he tries to think of a way to fix things. Boy gets in more trouble. Oh, and boy meets girl at some point.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hang in there

  • By Kelly on 03-04-17

Very fun!

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

This was a very enjoyable book. The premise is new (to me). It is a very light-hearted fun adventure. I laughed out loud many many times while listening.

The performance was amazing! Luke Daniels is great. Luke is the reason I found this series to be honest. Luke does a great job differentiating the characters.

Definitely recommend this series if you're looking for a fun adventure!

  • Book of Names

  • Casters of Syndrial, Book 1
  • By: Rain Oxford
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Nathan, who has been plagued with a strange and dangerous curse since he can remember, just wants a normal life. His brother, Luca, wants nothing to do with normal. When they fall through a portal and end up on a foreign world with magic, monsters, and gods, Nathan realizes that normal is relative. In a world where names are power, a book has been stolen that can destroy more than just Syndrial.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brothers Battle for a world not their own

  • By Ray Johnson on 02-10-18

Great start in a familiar world

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

Reviewed: 01-19-18

I really liked this book. At first though I wasn’t really into it. Once Nathanial and Luca were taken by the sand people I couldn’t stop listening. I have listened all but the newest book in the Guardian series so it’s nice to listen to something else from that world. It also puts a new spin on things from the Guardian series for me.

There is a lot of action and deceit. Twists that I wasn’t expecting. I thought I had it all figured out but I was waaay off.

The narrator was ok. I liked listening to him but he doesn’t have much range. A lot of the characters sounded alike.

A good use of a credit.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Sorcerer's Ascension

  • The Sorcerer's Path, Book 1
  • By: Brock Deskins
  • Narrated by: William Turbett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Torn from a life of comfort and luxury, his family destroyed by political intrigues and aspirations, a young boy must quickly grow into a man before the deadly streets of Southport devour him. Follow Azerick through a non-stop adventure that pits him against thieves, thugs, murderers, and men of power that will stop at nothing to achieve their goals. Azerick must fight just to survive, but for him survival is not enough. A hunger to avenge the wrongs committed against him burns deep within. But that is not all that lies within the young man. There is a power waiting to be unleashed that may be the key to achieving the justice and security he seeks...if it does not destroy him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Where do you go when you have no one left?

  • By Ray Johnson on 04-16-18

Great start

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

Reviewed: 12-21-17

I really enjoyed this book. Azerick is good at heart, for now at least but does what needs to be done. He doesn’t back down no matter the odds. He had a very troubled life early on and learned to make his way in a world that mostly doesn’t him the time of day. He protects his friends and family with everything he has.

It was enjoyable seeing how his brain works and why he does what he does. I actually cared about what was happening to him and his crew (at the times he had one of course). There really isn’t much new in terms of how magic works, at least not in the first installment, but that’s ok for me. While new systems or ways of looking at magic is nice, the story is more important to me.

The narration was great. I could easily tell people apart. I am looking forward to the second book.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • The Demon's Game

  • The Guardian Series, Book 4
  • By: Rain Oxford
  • Narrated by: Todd Menesses
  • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Everyone thinks moving to a small town is going to be a vacation when Dylan decides to return to Earth to be a doctor. He believes the hardest part will be keeping his family's magic a secret. When one of the Guardians tells him about a weapon that is powerful enough to destroy a god, Dylan has to decide if his instincts can be trusted. His decision becomes more complicated when he realizes that something strange is happening at the hospital.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it!!

  • By Tashana Nunes on 04-05-18

OK

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

I liked this one less than the last. The only reason I gave it 3 stars is because it pushed the story forward a tiny bit. I did not like addition of the children, the demon and the other dragon as points of view for the chapters. I just wanted to get back to what Dylan and the gang were up to. I am not sure if I will be listening to the next one when it comes out.

I still love the narration.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • The Art of War and The Prince

  • The Strategy of Sun Tzu and Niccolo Machiavelli
  • By: Sun Tzu, Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Machiavelli's The Prince and Sun Tzu's The Art of War are works that were once used in war and political strategy, but, in modern times, have stood the test of time to be analyzed in classrooms all across the world and revered by business leaders, politicians, and scholars. In these two pieces, you will learn the principles of leadership and power, the same principles that helped shape Sun Tzu and Niccolo Machiavelli into powerful leaders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Two classics in one

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 10-05-17

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

I have read Art of War so when I saw this mixed with The Prince I had to listen. It was great! Kevin Theis did an AWESEOME job narrating.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • God of the Abyss

  • The Guardian Series, Book 3
  • By: Rain Oxford
  • Narrated by: Todd Menesses
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

Dylan and Mordon will have to fight the very laws of nature to uncover exactly who has betrayed the gods. To keep the gates closed and Dylan's devastating vision from coming true, they must use time as a tool, magic as a weapon, and a map as a key. This time, Dylan will have to wage a battle against a force that cannot be destroyed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Audible Listener on 10-23-17

Weakest so far

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

Reviewed: 10-10-17

This book was the weakest for me thus far. Don’t get me wrong, I liked it but I’m not sure how much of that had to do with that fact that I love this series. This book seemed slow and uneventful. I never felt like anyone was in any actual danger.

With that said, it was nice to see the interaction between all of the guardians. We got see some of their personalities clash and why they don’t all work together well. The mysteries we’ve yet to uncover will keep me coming back to this series.

The narration was top notch as usual!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful