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  • One Good Dragon Deserves Another

  • Heartstrikers, Book 2
  • By: Rachel Aaron
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,020
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,008

After barely escaping the machinations of his terrifying mother, two all-knowing seers, and countless bloodthirsty siblings, the last thing Julius wants to see is another dragon. Unfortunately for him, the only thing more dangerous than being a useless Heartstriker is being a useful one. Now that he's got an in with the Three Sisters, Julius has become a key pawn in Bethesda the Heartstriker's gamble to put her clan on top.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still fun and funny, with a few minor issues

  • By Wesley on 10-22-15

So much self pity

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

First book was great, but this is frustrating characters seems to have regressed to pre-teens. The whining and self doubt and justifications for them hold back the story.

  • The Chronothon

  • By: Nathan Van Coops
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 19 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 543
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540

Ben just wants time with the scientist's daughter who got him into this, but when he's rooked into competing in a chronothon - an Amazing Race through time - getting the girl means he'll need to make the finish line. When he finds out this competition is more than just a sprint through history, winning takes a back seat to surviving. To save the people he loves, he'll have to conquer the real dangers hidden in the shadows of the chronothon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • this wasn't a good book, it was an awesome one

  • By Costumer on 06-16-16

Great story concept

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

Reviewed: 01-10-17

As much as I liked this it was frustrating in places the story takes too long to get to the various plot points. Would still have been great five hours shorter.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits

  • By: David Wong
  • Narrated by: Christy Romano
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,993
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,986

In a prosperous yet gruesomely violent near future, superhero vigilantes battle thugs whose heads are full of supervillain fantasies. The peace is kept by a team of smooth, well-dressed negotiators called The Men in Fancy Suits. Meanwhile a young girl is caught in the middle and thinks the whole thing is ridiculous. Zoey, a recent college graduate with a worthless degree, makes a reluctant trip into the city after hearing that her estranged con artist father died in a mysterious yet spectacular way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This whole city is a butt that farts horror.

  • By Claudia H on 03-03-16

Mixed bag.

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

Reviewed: 12-09-16

Frustratingly drags on at times. Would have been great at half the length of time.

  • The Veil Rising

  • By: Brandon Ellis
  • Narrated by: Brian Walton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

They've lived in orbit around planet Lumus for centuries and, for all they know, no one else exists but them. However, they don't know how their race got here. No history book has an answer and no historian has the guts to find out. It's as if the history of their race, the human race, originated in orbit around this planet. Any knowledge of their distant past has either been erased or their Prime Director is correct - they were birthed here. They know of no enemy, no threat, no carnage, and because of this they aren't prepared for what's coming.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Good story frustratingly badly written

  • By Alexander on 11-03-16

Good story frustratingly badly written

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

Reviewed: 11-03-16

Very difficult to listen to interesting story ruined by bad writing and poorly developed characters.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wings of Steele: Destination Unknown, Book 1

  • By: Jeffrey J. Burger
  • Narrated by: Kevin Clay
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 403
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 368

Jack Steele is an ex-big-city cop that left the department after losing a friend in the line of duty. Recovering from a tough divorce, he reinvents himself with a love of flying and restructures his life as a pilot for hire. Accompanied by his ever-present German Shepherd, Fritz, Jack will fly almost anything anywhere, shuttling new and used planes for clients all over the world. He had never been a Boy Scout, but he is a man who likes to stay prepared and in control of whatever life throws at him. But nothing could have prepared Jack and his copilot for how life suddenly goes drastically and violently sideways...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of Action, But a Little 'Comic Book-ish"

  • By Striker on 03-05-15

But there is more...

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

Reviewed: 09-26-15

First part of the audio book the narration sounds like a telemarketing pitch. Entertaining listen but not sure I would buy the rest of the series.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fluency

  • By: Jennifer Foehner Wells
  • Narrated by: Susanna Burney
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,779
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,623
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,629

NASA discovered the alien ship lurking in the asteroid belt in the 1960's. They kept the Target under intense surveillance for decades, letting the public believe they were exploring the solar system, while they worked feverishly to refine the technology needed to reach it. Dr. Jane Holloway is content documenting nearly-extinct languages and had never contemplated becoming an astronaut. But when NASA recruits her to join a team of military scientists for an expedition to the Target, it's an adventure she can't refuse.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I "drug" myself away as quickly as possible.

  • By Aurochs on 08-10-16

Interesting story concept but frustrating.

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

Reviewed: 02-22-15

Struggling to finish this, story moves very slowly. Characters do not seem the type to be selected for such an important task.

  • Dead Eye: Pennies for the Ferryman

  • By: Jim Bernheimer
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 826
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 777
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 780

"My name is Mike Ross. I'm a Ferryman. I help people with ghost problems, or ghosts with people problems. Funny thing, no one ever helps me with my problems. Civil War ghosts bent on killing me, Skinwalkers who just want my body, and a vindictive spirit linked both to my bloodline and my destiny... It turns out the dead still hold a good deal of influence over the world, and they don't want to give it up. I'm in way over my head. Fortunately, I'm too stubborn to quit."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's not you, it's me, but really it's you

  • By Tango on 03-22-15

Fun read

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

Reviewed: 02-11-15

Plausibility of the story is a stretch at times. Not sure with so many ghost around and their shenanigans the living would not notice.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • We Few

  • Prince Roger Series, Book 4
  • By: David Weber, John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Length: 16 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,972
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,423

Prince Roger is coming home, but home isn't what it was when he left. Traitors have murdered his brother and sister, his nieces and nephews. His mother, the empress, is still alive but in the hands of Roger's own biological father, who controls her through drugs and physical and psychological torture. A new heir to the throne has been conceived, and once the child is born his mother will no longer be necessary to the traitors' plans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Ending To A Great Series

  • By Douglas J. Owen on 04-19-07

More adventures with Roger

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

Reviewed: 11-22-12

The conclusion of a nice trilogy, it's more of the same as the two previous books. A good entertaining swashbuckling adventure. Easy listening for when you just want to relax with a nice fast paced story.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Control Point

  • Shadow Ops
  • By: Myke Cole
  • Narrated by: Corey Jackson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 309
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 319

Myke Cole is an expert at ratcheting up suspense and delivering pulse-pounding adventure that leaves audiences breathless. In Shadow Ops: Control Point, the world has seemingly gone mad. People are waking up with magical powers, such as the ability to raise the dead or call forth storms. The only thing staving off a plunge into chaos is the Supernatural Operations Corps, headed by Oscar Britton. But when Oscar exhibits a power of his own, the hunter becomes the hunted.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • get on with it

  • By Eugene on 05-15-12

Interesting story ruined by protgonist

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

Reviewed: 04-07-12

Would you try another book from Myke Cole and/or Corey Jackson?

Not likely another book by the author, can't fault the narrator for the material.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Story premise had potential maybe a more capable author could do something with the universe.

Any additional comments?

This is painful to listen to, the protagonist is whiny and immature more akin to an adolescent than some one that is supposed to lead people. It's a battle of wills to listen to this audio book to completion.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful