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  • Gun Meister Online: Adult and Uncensored

  • By: Noah Barnett
  • Narrated by: Annie Ellicott, Justin Thomas James, Jeff Hays
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 568
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568

Gun Meister Online is a recently released virtual-reality combat simulator. Players assume the role of a Meister; fighting in matches and ranking up into higher divisions. Within the game, weapons take on human shape. These NPC's use a new Dynamic Distributed Personality System recently implemented, and many are excited by how life-like the AI characters are becoming. Charlie has only just begun to play, and he struggles to grow as a Meister. At the same time, he starts to take charge of his real-life outside. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome book

  • By ryan on 06-01-18

Almost 5 star

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

I'd have given it 4.5 stars if it was possible. The story was very different and I like the way it is evolving.

Good pacing and the sexytime scenes were spread out enough between the action.

  • Star Child

  • Places of Power
  • By: Leonard Petracci
  • Narrated by: Will M. Watt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 949
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 885
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 883

Powers are determined by geographic birth locations, and only the rich and powerful are permitted access to prized sites. SC is the first person born in space. The punishment for unauthorized births is death. Out of fear, SC keeps his strange abilities as his darkest secret. But when his mother is kidnapped by an unknown organization, SC has no choice but to act.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bug

  • By David-Alan Hight on 11-24-17

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

Minor spoilers follow :

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Firstly.. his name is Star Child. Really. Every time someone says it I just shook my head.
He has these mega awesome powers that he didn't bother to learn to use.
How old is he exactly? He's supposed to be a 2nd year highschooler? So.. 15?
He acts like he's 9, whiny and annoying, except when he's making these extravagantly elaborate plans to overthrow the big bad guy.

The narration was acceptable but not amazing.

  • Forging Hephaestus

  • Villains' Code Series, Book 1
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 26 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,900
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,653
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,648

Gifted with meta-human powers, Tori Rivas kept away from the limelight, preferring to work as a thief in the shadows. But when she's captured trying to rob a vault that belongs to a secret guild of villains, she's offered a hard choice: prove she has what it takes to join them or be eliminated. Apprenticed to one of the world's most powerful (and supposedly dead) villains, she is thrust into a strange world where the lines that divide superheroes and criminals are more complex than they seem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Nice Surprise with some Really Fun Characters

  • By Small Mountain on 09-29-17

A+++

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

Reviewed: 07-03-17

Being a "Villan", class 101.

I love almost all of Hayes's work and this is one of the better ones.

Great worldbuilding, tons of action, unique characters.

Amy Landon did great as narrator, giving each character it's own voice.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Gatefather

  • The Mithermages, Book 3
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,739
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,532
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,538

Danny North is the first Gate Mage to be born on Earth in nearly 2,000 years, or at least the first to survive and claim his power, for families of Westil in exile on Earth have a treaty that requires the death of any suspected Gate Mage. The wars between the families had been terrible until at last they realized it was their own survival in question.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Cheap Ending

  • By Dorothy Evans on 11-06-15

Poo on a stick

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

Reviewed: 07-03-17

Not good at all. Book 1 started off well, book 2 threw you a curveball with the .."but look aliens!" thing. Book 3 went completely off the rails and took it a step further, and this young kid is expected to be the savior.

  • Eye of Ra

  • By: Kipjo K. Ewers
  • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

Laurence Danjuma was a young man on the straight and narrow, with hopes and dreams of making a better life for himself and the father who raised him. Fate and circumstance had a different idea in mind, breaking not just his body but his will. Now, as he's on the brink of death, an ancient power within his family's legacy awakens to both save his life and place him on the path to his destiny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Read/Listen

  • By fred on 03-18-17

Not the best

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

Reviewed: 07-03-17

I like the world Ewers is building as a whole, but this isn't quite what I expected.

Without trying to give away too much of the plot.. it's a "how I got my powers" superhero book, with major Egyptian themes. His "power level" goes from zero to over 9000 in the blink of an eye, and it seems a bit silly.

About the best thing it does is set the stage for Book 3 of The First series.

Overall average but not great. If you are a fan of the series you should read it however as it fills in some holes in previous plots.

  • Personal Demons

  • By: Elliott Kay
  • Narrated by: Tess Irondale
  • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,345
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,278
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,271

Alex always knew romance would be complicated. When love came into his life with wings and horns, he knew those complications would be a little unusual. Four months after meeting Rachel and Lorelei, Alex finally has a handle on divine visitations, supernatural enemies, and the echoes of reincarnation. He might even survive bringing an angel and a demon home for Christmas with the family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Guilty pleasure with a great storyline

  • By David S. Broome on 02-20-17

A bit different

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

Reviewed: 07-03-17

This is book 3 in a series, so start with Book 1.

Less sex, more angel/demon interaction.
I honestly can't tell if that's good or bad, but the book was a solid A- regardless.


Ties up most of the previous plot lines, yet leaves room for more later.

Tess Irondale's narration is wonderful as usual.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Lies of Locke Lamora

  • By: Scott Lynch
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,856
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,836

An orphan's life is harsh---and often short---in the island city of Camorr, built on the ruins of a mysterious alien race. But born with a quick wit and a gift for thieving, Locke Lamora has dodged both death and slavery, only to fall into the hands of an eyeless priest known as Chains---a man who is neither blind nor a priest. A con artist of extraordinary talent, Chains passes his skills on to his carefully selected "family" of orphans---a group known as the Gentlemen Bastards.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stupendous, but be warned.

  • By Luke A. Reynolds on 11-30-09

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 07-03-17

I had heard good things, and can do nothing but add to the praise.

This is how you write a thief as a main character, really great storytelling.

The first few chapters kinda throw a curveball with his early life and brief flicker thru the years back and forth. It really hits it's stride about halfway in.

If you are looking for a good fantasy novel, you can't go wrong here.

  • Kantovan Vault

  • Spiral Wars, Book 3
  • By: Joel Shepherd
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 17 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 813
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 753

The UFS Phoenix is on a mission to find a lost data-core that may contain the secret to defeating the alo-deepynine alliance. But the means to find the data-core is hidden deep in tavalai space, in a highest-security vault where the tavalai's manipulative State Department keep all their most treacherous secrets. To recover it, Phoenix must pull off the most daring heist the Spiral has ever seen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ready for book 4

  • By Skipper on 04-08-17

Great series

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

Reviewed: 07-03-17

A great sci-fi book. This is part 3, so start with book 1 if you haven't already.

This book is basically Ocean's 11 meets Star Trek. Don't let that turn you off, it was a great listen and had a nice pace and plenty of action / plot.

Sets the stage nicely for the next book as well.

  • The Three-Body Problem

  • By: Cixin Liu
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,942
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,168

Set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hard science fiction

  • By DarthVal on 03-11-16

English speakers.. this might not be for you.

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

Reviewed: 07-03-17

It is -EXTREMELY- slow and stuffed full of minor details and time hops.

The next 2 books get worse, not better.

It is great for putting yourself to sleep however.

The book is a murder/mystery with a very very faint Sci-Fi flavor.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Death's End

  • By: Cixin Liu, Ken Liu - translator
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 28 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,657
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,347
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,342

Half a century after the Doomsday Battle, the uneasy balance of Dark Forest Deterrence keeps the Trisolaran invaders at bay. Earth enjoys unprecedented prosperity due to the infusion of Trisolaran knowledge. With human science advancing daily and the Trisolarans adopting Earth culture, it seems that the two civilizations will soon be able to coexist peacefully as equals, without the terrible threat of mutually assured annihilation. But the peace has also made humanity complacent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fermi paradox meets first contact.

  • By John S. Robinson on 10-01-16

Terrible

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

Reviewed: 07-03-17

I don't know who writes the reviews, but they did a good job hyping a completely uninteresting book.

I was wishing the main character would die repeatedly, she was that bland and unlikeable.

The writing is 90% fluff and 10% story. It could have been a much shorter listen and I'd have been happier.

I bought book 1 and thought.. it has to get better, it has such great reviews.. no it doesn't.
Book 2 was -moderately- likeable, as the main character is somewhat relateable, but it was still abysmally slow.

Book 3 I wanted to turn off at least ten times but figured I'd already invested so much time and I needed to hear the ending. i wish I had just turned it off.

I want to return all 3 books, they were that bad.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful