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cory snook

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  • The Girl Who Twisted Fate's Arm: A God Complex Young Adult Novel

  • The Road Demands Tribute, Volume 1
  • By: George Saoulidis
  • Narrated by: John York
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

When the daughter of Greece's premier singer fails to sing as expected, she finds out about a biker group of women. But will she manage to find the elusive Orosa, the bikers' motovlogger, when all she has to go on are random street-sightings of criminal behavior, when her family is opposed to her following this path, and when her dad's employer wants to keep her as she was for marketing purposes?   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unusual Mythological Future.

  • By cosmitron on 04-25-18

Not terrible

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

Reviewed: 06-24-18

The story seemed to be written by an adult who knew how social media works but bent the logistics to fit his story. The world was poorly built and characters seemed overly contrived. It was difficult to follow but what was understood actually wasn't a bad story.
"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Selection

  • By: Jason J. Nugent
  • Narrated by: Paul Jenkins
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Survival is everything. Thrust into a brutal ritual known as The Selection, 18-year-old Eron is confronted with a reality he recently forgot and must struggle to remember. Survival depends on it. With a mysterious Forgotten roaming in the wilderness and other boys threatening to kill him, Eron forges an unlikely alliance to save himself. For Eron, finding his way to Victory Point and reuniting with his childhood crush Mina is all that matters. If they don’t make it to Victory Point in 30 days, hope is lost. Death - or worse, becoming a Forgotten - awaits all boys unable to finish.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Ride for all ages

  • By cosmitron on 02-22-18

A good first book

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

Reviewed: 06-24-18

While it might not have been the most mentally stimulating read it was satisfying and never slow. You get the story without too much extra. Brutal, traitorous, heart wrenching.
"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rise of the Forgotten

  • The Forgotten Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Jason J. Nugent
  • Narrated by: Paul Jenkins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

A whole new world he never knew existed forces Eron to make the most difficult decision in his life: Join the barbaric Anastasian Defense Force and fight the Forgotten, or side with Timo and the creatures he was raised to hate. His decision will change the course of Anastasian life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good action packed adventure.

  • By cosmitron on 05-03-18

A satisfying Sequel

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

Reviewed: 06-24-18

An interesting story that provides answers to all the questions raised by the first book. Overall i enjoyed it. If you enjoyed the Red Rising series you will enjoy this book.
"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

  • Fantasy Swap Online, Book 1

  • By: Alyson Belle
  • Narrated by: J. J. Jenness
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

In the player-versus-player MMORPG, Fantasy Realms Online, people live out the fantasies they can't in real life, no matter how bloody or sexy they might be, and Kromgorn the Barbarian is no exception. But when the Lich-Lord releases a powerful spell that traps most of the players in the game permanently, Kromgorn accidentally winds up stuck in the avatar of his friend, Lacey - a stupid, low-level female character that was designed exclusively to get down and dirty with the in-game pleasure system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly fun

  • By C.T. on 05-19-18

Worth a listen if you enjoy the subject

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

Would you try another book from Alyson Belle and/or J. J. Jenness?

Yeah,. While it wasn't the best it still kept the attention

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Probably the best part of the book, hero saves the day and the halfling part was funny.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The narrator was okay and did some voices well. That being said there were more than a few mispronounced words, prolonged "s" sounds at the end of words, and it was impossible to get past the fact it was a dude trying to sounds like a woman.

Was Fantasy Swap Online, Book 1 worth the listening time?

Yeah as long as you're not setting aside time to exclusively listen to it.

Any additional comments?

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

  • Zombie Armageddon

  • Last Man Standing, Book 1
  • By: Max Lockwood
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

A virus was unleashed, leading to a zombie apocalypse. No one thought that people would be able to turn into such horrible, violent creatures, even just in the metaphorical sense, let alone physically. Matthew was a retired soldier who quit the army after seeing his friends die. It’s hard for him to trust anyone, but in this crisis full of zombies, he will need to trust the group he’s stuck with to survive. Genevieve and Ellie are part of his group and are on a mission to find a cure to recover humanity.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Zombie Armageddon

  • By Tiffany on 06-29-18

Entertaining and engaging

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

Would you listen to Zombie Armageddon again? Why?

I most likely will cause the characters act rationally and third actions actually make sense.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Zombie Armageddon?

At the farmacy when the girl with the knife was waiting outside.

Which scene was your favorite?

The arrival of new people in the Jeep.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

Any additional comments?

The climax of the story was lacking and the characters seemed contrived for the sake of advancing the plot.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Book 3

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 49,231
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 45,157
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 45,088

When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run - and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry's tea leaves.... But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jim Dale at his best

  • By rottndachs on 01-12-16

Book become distinguished from the movies

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, one of the best narrations ever and puts you in a good mood

What did you like best about this story?

This is the books where you can really see the depth of the characters and where the difference between he books and movie really become apparent.

What about Jim Dale’s performance did you like?

Perfection of so many different voices and great inflection.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Going back to Hogwarts has never been easier and more relaxing. I listen to it whenever I can't fall asleep.

Any additional comments?

Please get all the Harry Potter books if you very have trouble sleeping.