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kettering, OH, United States
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  • The Land: Catacombs

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 4
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11,257
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,639
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10,597

What's that you say? You want more village growth? Well be careful where you stand, because the Mist Village just took a Viagra-Cialis sandwich, and there is a stiff breeze blowing! (I can make some more references if you're still not getting the point...did you see what I did there?) 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredibly Addicting

  • By Andrew on 08-23-18

leveling is fun, plot would be nice too.

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

Reviewed: 01-05-19

someone should explain to the author that the structure of a novel needs some rising action and climax and some falling action.these novels tend to just be a flat a whole bunch of plot lines are set up and then not finished I'm frankly really really bored with them.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Gamer for Life

  • Alpha World, Book 1
  • By: Daniel Schinhofen
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,222

Seamus is facing life in prison without parole. While doing his time, he's given an option by the Department of Justice and the biggest virtual game maker around, Mindblown Entertainment. If he will help them test long-term immersion, he will get the chance to play the latest game from Mindblown - Alpha World. All he has to do is sign away his legal rights and sign an NDA.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • one foot in LitRPG the other in erotica

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 12-27-17

literally the worst novel I have ever read

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

Reviewed: 12-23-18

this book had no functional plot, had the least likeable main character of any novel of all time and had a bunch of weird creepy porn in it. I believe the author must be a 14 year old who thinks that adults act like that.

  • Space Unicorn Blues

  • By: T. J. Berry
  • Narrated by: Joanthan Todd Ross
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Having magical powers makes you less than human, a resource to be exploited. Half-unicorn Gary Cobalt is sick of slavery, captivity, and his horn being ground down to power faster-than-light travel. When he's finally free, all he wants is to run away in his ancestors' stone ship. Instead, Captain Jenny Perata steals the ship out from under him so she can make an urgent delivery. But Jenny held him captive for a decade, and then Gary murdered her best friend...who was also the wife of her copilot, Cowboy Jim. What could possibly go right?  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By chuck on 11-21-18

excellent

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

Reviewed: 11-21-18

I found this book to be very charming, it reminded me a little bit of Samuel r Delaney

  • Sandman Slim

  • By: Richard Kadrey
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,032
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,044

When he was 19, James Stark was considered to be one of the greatest natural magicians, a reputation that got him demon-snatched and sent downtown - to Hell - where he survived as a gladiator, a sideshow freak entertaining Satan's fallen angels. That was 11 years ago. Now, the hitman who goes only by Stark has escaped and is back in L.A. Armed with a fortune-telling coin, a black bone knife, and an infernal key, Stark is determined to destroy the magic circle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Hallie on 04-24-12

Love it, despite pretentions

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I really enjoyed this book. Occasionally the authors popculture name dropping can be tedious. But on the whole it was a satisfying and interesting read

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

  • Inheritance Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: N. K. Jemisin
  • Narrated by: Casaundra Freeman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,763
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,580
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,594

Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Writing, Fantastic Worldbuilding

  • By Bleu on 02-02-14

well written, well structured, lovely reader.

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

Reviewed: 02-25-18

I really enjoyed this novel. good characters, good pace, great reader. enough structure, complexity and literary merit to hold it together. a gem.

  • The World Walker

  • The World Walker Series, Book 1
  • By: Ian W. Sainsbury
  • Narrated by: Todd Boyce
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,422

Just outside Los Angeles, a prisoner hidden away for 70 years sits up, gets off the bed and disappears through a solid wall. In Australia, a magician impresses audiences by producing real elephants. Nobody realizes it's not an illusion. Across the world, individuals and organizations with supernatural power suddenly detect the presence of something even they can't understand. At the center of it all, Seb Varden, a 32-year old musician with a secret in his past, slits his wrists, is shot dead and run over on the freeway.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Stuff

  • By DobieChuck on 01-15-17

DUDE! GET AN EDITOR.

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

Reviewed: 02-13-18

I am really shocked how many people love this book. I have rarely listen to a novel with so many worthless details,I would say fully a third of the book could be cut with no impact to the story. I was so bored. Why so many pointless flashbacks, why were there flashbacks inside the flashbacks. Why was Satan girl featured in flashbacks and then turned it to be a boring pointless side character. Why shoot the dog, it’s just a cheap trick. Why did we have to hear about the Italian coffee shop guy’s memory for names, did he really need backstory? The whole thing was written so amateurishly. The author needs an editor to tell him to cut all that dumb BS out.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pathfinder Tales: Shy Knives

  • By: Sam Sykes
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Shaia "Shy" Ratani is a clever rogue who makes her living outside of strictly legal methods. While hiding out in the frontier city of Yanmass, she accepts a job solving a nobleman's murder, only to find herself sucked into a plot involving an invading centaur army that could see the whole city burned to the ground. Shy could stop that from happening, but doing so would involve revealing herself to the former friends who now want her dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • pretty good

  • By chuck on 11-03-16

pretty good

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

Reviewed: 11-03-16

who was a good solid story perhaps not entirely inspired but I enjoyed it very much

  • Butcher Bird

  • A Novel of the Dominion
  • By: Richard Kadrey
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis 60
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 346
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 324

Spyder Lee is a happy man who lives in San Francisco and owns a tattoo shop. One night an angry demon tries to bite his head off before he's saved by a stranger. The demon infected Spyder with something awful - the truth. He can suddenly see the world as it really is: full of angels and demons and monsters and monster-hunters. A world full of black magic and mysteries. These are the Dominions, parallel worlds full of wonder, beauty, and horror

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another entertaining piece by Kadrey!

  • By Tobias E. Queen (Voice For Hire) on 02-19-15

terrible reader, good story.

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

Reviewed: 03-01-16

get the paperback of this one. I liked the story, but the reader is somewhere between garrison keeler and Jimmy Stuart. just not right for a horror novel.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Pirate's Promise

  • By: Chris A. Jackson
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Torius Vin is perfectly happy with his life as a pirate captain, sailing the Inner Sea in search of plunder with a bold crew of buccaneers and Celeste, his snake-bodied navigator and one true love. Yet when he's invited into a network of spies working against the slave trade, can Torius continue to choose the path of piracy? Or will he sign on as an abolitionist privateer, bringing freedom to others at the price of his own?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a secret spy thriller

  • By Anonymous User on 10-15-18

well written well read

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

Reviewed: 12-29-15

I really enjoyed this book. the expansion of the characters back story made sense and I really enjoyed the plotline.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Spell Blind

  • The Case Files of Justis Fearsson, Book 1
  • By: David B. Coe
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 590
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 548

Justis Fearsson is a private investigator on the trail of a serial killer in Phoenix, Arizona. Justis is also a weremyste - a person with a wizard’s gifts and the ability to see into the paranormal world. Unfortunately, weremystes also tend to go crazy on the full moon - which is why Justis is no longer a cop. Hard to explain those absences as anything but mental breakdown. But now an old case from his police detective days has come back to haunt him, literally, as a serial killer known as the Blind Angel strikes again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great new entry into the Urban Fantasy landscape

  • By The Bookwyrm Speaks on 08-18-15

Too much annoying drama

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

Reviewed: 02-03-15

I found the characters to be so irritating. The main character made so many dumb decisions. Bronson pichot's performance was lovely as always, but he only had annoying dialog to work with. I found myself hoping the bad guy won. It was like a not good Dresden Files.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful