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  • Olivia Lawson Techno-Shaman Series

  • An Urban Fantasy Thriller Series, Books 1 - 3
  • By: M. Terry Green
  • Narrated by: Celia Aurora de Blas
  • Length: 25 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17

The groundbreaking series that Publishers Weekly said "could easily open a fresh new world of urban fantasy". Even for a techno-shaman, a kachina in the bedroom isn't exactly part of the drill. When Olivia Lawson wakes to find one towering over her, she panics. A Hopi god visiting the real world isn't just wrong - it's impossible. Or is it?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Techno Shaman - a Whole New World

  • By Barbara N. on 03-20-16

No Competent Hero or Heroine

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

Reading or hearing reading about an incompetent heroine might appeal to some, but not this reader. The lead character gets repeatedly into messes that require some degree of competent tactical and martial skill, yet she persistently ignores the repeating history by failing to develop obviously needed skills. By the end of the third book I barely finished out of frustration with an obviously incompetent heroine.

  • Eden's Gate: The Arena

  • A LitRPG Adventure, Book 4
  • By: Edward Brody
  • Narrated by: Pavi Proczko
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 848
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 806
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 805

When Gunnar learns the king of Highcastle will grant an audience to anyone who wins an arena championship, he decides to enter the competition as a gladiator. If he can earn a meeting with the ailing king and persuade him to stop Dryden before his dragon flies, he can save Edgewood and countless lives. He'll also get his name posted in every arena, which could lead Rachel one step closer to finding him. Does Gunnar have what it takes to become a champion, or has he bitten off more than he can chew?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Why is the MC stupid?

  • By Aaron on 07-17-18

Disappointing Hero

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

Reviewed: 08-28-18

The supposed hero of this series is so slow-witted and unaware of his situation repeatedly that I wonder whether the author is deliberately creating a dystopian character. I do not recommend this series unless you are prepared to be both frustrated and disappointed.

  • Life Reset: A LitRPG Novel

  • New Era Online, Book 1
  • By: Shemer Kuznits
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 24 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,515
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,262

After being betrayed and cursed by an extremely rare spell, Oren, a powerful and influential player, finds himself as a first-level goblin! Without even a fraction of his previous power, he vows to pull through and have revenge on those who betrayed him. His thorough knowledge of the game's world and his unique ability to immerse himself entirely are his only advantages. But first, he must figure out how to survive long enough playing what is basically a low-level fodder monster!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All Hail Our Tiny Green Overlord!

  • By HeatherY on 11-11-17

Rough, New Gem

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

Reviewed: 01-21-18

Would you listen to Life Reset: A LitRPG Novel again? Why?

I'd probably listen again to Jeff Hays' narration of Shemer Kunzits' first novel simply because it's going to become a classic of a slightly new genre. It would be especially appropriate for a long flight or train ride when keeping the mind active becomes all important.

What did you like best about this story?

If you have an organized mind as I do, you would really appreciate the well-ordered yet fascinating RPG novel by Shemer Kunzits.

Which character – as performed by Jeff Hays – was your favorite?

Hays' rendition of the demigod, Nihilation, with obvious special effects seemed awesome as an incarnation of pure evil and power.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

You think RPG is just a game? Not anymore.

Any additional comments?

I look forward to more by Kunzits!

  • The Wolf's Bite

  • A Noah Wolf Thriller, Book 5
  • By: David Archer
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

Noah and the Camelot team are handed their most unusual mission yet: Sarah must infiltrate the infamous Bangkok Hilton women's prison in order to make contact with and plan the rescue of a young American woman. Noah, Neil and new team member Marco are tasked with planning their escape, but something goes terribly wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another earth shattering Cliffhanger!!

  • By shelley on 06-30-17

Entertaining Story, Poor Inflection

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

Reviewed: 08-08-17

For readers familiar with the Noah Wolf series, this is a fine part. Again Archer's writing leads us on a fascinating adventure with characters with whom we can relate. The narrator's odd tonal qualities, perhaps a product of inadequate professional training, distracted from the great story. Having done enough professional voice over work myself, I wish I could have narrated this with a more standard mid-western style of diction and elocution.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Perilous Waif

  • Alice Long, Book 1
  • By: E. William Brown
  • Narrated by: Mare Trevathan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,259

My name is Alice Long, and I've always known I was different. When I was little I used to climb up to the highest branches of the housetree at night, and watch the starships docking at the orbital stations high above. Forty meters off the ground, watching ships 30,000 kilometers overhead, with senses that could pick out radar pings and comm chatter as easily as the ships themselves. It all seemed perfectly natural at the time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THIS was fun!

  • By bluestategirl on 10-26-17

Refreshing SciFi

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

Reviewed: 06-16-17

Brown uses contemporary tech in fascinating extensions while simultaneously weaving personalities in characters along multiple plot lines that come together unexpectedly, for a total experience that dramatically refreshes the SciFi genre. Look forward to many more brilliant novels from this author!

  • The Never Paradox

  • Chronicles of Jonathan Tibbs, Book 2
  • By: T. Ellery Hodges
  • Narrated by: Steven Barnett
  • Length: 20 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,515
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,354

The Ferox assault has been escalating, drawing Jonathan into combat more and more frequently. With each passing day, he's grown stronger. He can't be certain, but his attackers seem to be getting...more dangerous? ...and, of course, Heyer is gone, again. Then came the glitch. Unexpectedly pulled from battle, Jonathan finds he cannot recall the final moments of his last confrontation. Convinced that his memory loss was no accident, he must uncover the truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hodges Pulls it off

  • By Scott on 08-30-17

Not for Me

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

Reviewed: 06-01-17

Focus of most of the text centers on interpersonal relationships of the characters, with only secondary or tertiary attention to action in the plot. This seems opposite to my preferred reading; action in the plot should be fast, concise, and mission oriented as the most memorable and highest word count in the entire text. To me, this book spent too much time with discussion between characters, thought processes, and rationalizing then re-rationalizing courses of conduct. That approach is not for readers like me.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Fated

  • Alex Verus Series, Book 1
  • By: Benedict Jacka
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,473
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,043
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,052

Alex Verus is part of a world hidden in plain sight, running a magic shop in London. And while Alex's own powers aren't as showy as some mages, he does have the advantage of foreseeing the possible future-allowing him to pull off operations that have a million-to-one-chance of success. But when Alex is approached by multiple factions to crack open a relic from a long-ago mage war, he knows that whatever's inside must be beyond powerful.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Harry Dresden meets the Temple of Doom

  • By Jessica on 05-15-14

Excellent Writing, Mesmerizing Narration

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

Reviewed: 05-23-17

Delightful plots, characters, pace, and continuity. Plus narration was well better than most of the several hundred audiobooks I've heard. Can't hardly wait for the next one!

  • Killfile

  • A Novel
  • By: Christopher Farnsworth
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437

John Smith has a special gift that seems more like a curse: He can access other people's thoughts. He hears the songs stuck in their heads, their most private traumas and fears, the painful memories they can't let go. The CIA honed his skills until he was one of their most powerful operatives, but Smith fled the agency and now works as a private consultant, trying to keep the dark potential of his gift in check - and himself out of trouble.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Familiar story but still worth it

  • By green ice cream garden on 08-24-16

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

Farnsworth has become one of only a handful of authors I actively seek out for more great writing, fascinating characters, and intriguing plots. And in this Audio volume, the narration of Pinchot only magnifies Farnsworth's genius.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Year One

  • A Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter Collection
  • By: John G. Hartness
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 958
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 892
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 892

There are things in this world that men and women aren't meant to understand. We aren't supposed to know these things exist, much less how to fight them. The things that go bump in the night, the monsters in the closet, the shadow out of the corner of your eye - that's where I live.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Davis Ball on 02-04-17

Funny and fun

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

Reviewed: 03-07-17

Hartness captures a spirit of humor and charm with characters that both attract and repel simultaneously. My personal dislike for gratuitous obscenity notwithstanding, generally I recommend this author and his Year One collection to all enthusiasts of good reads that you cannot put down.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Strange Magic

  • A Yancy Lazarus Novel, Volume 1
  • By: James A. Hunter
  • Narrated by: Charlie Kevin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 389
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 364
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 361

Yancy Lazarus is having a bad day: there's a bullet lodged in his butt cheek, his face looks like the site of a demolition derby, and he's been saran-wrapped to a banquet table. He never should have answered the phone. Stupid bleeding heart - helping others in his circles is a good way to die - just ask the gang members ripped to pieces by some kind of demonic nightmare in LA.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love it

  • By DonDiva on 10-13-15

Couldn't Improve If It Wanted To

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

Reviewed: 02-04-17

Narration couldn't improve if it wanted to; Charlie Kevin brings to life author James A. Hunter's mage, Yancy Lazarus, in the most charming way possible. Hunter's hero is nothing special, as he would freely admit, and that humility combined with a grungy, blues personality makes him fun to watch in my mind's eye, a vision created with the author's polished prose and vivid imagery. I plan to read everything Hunter has offered, but more to the point, I will definitely listen to every Kevin audio file out there.