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  • The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant

  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,606
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,172
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,173

Timid, socially awkward, and plagued by self-esteem issues, Fred has never been the adventurous sort. One fateful night - different from the night he died, which was more inconvenient than fateful - Fred reconnects with an old friend at his high school reunion. This rekindled relationship sets off a chain of events thrusting him right into the chaos of the parahuman world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun for a While

  • By sherri on 09-18-16

Worthwhile listen

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

Reviewed: 12-27-18

This was an enjoyable listen and I plan on purchasing more from this series. The main character is a vampire who isn't a typical hero and wound normally be meek and run from a fight if not put into precarious situations. And with good character development he becomes a likable character. There are a collection of stories of his mishap adventures told through his prospective as an author writing a book and with each story more new characters are added to his group of friends.

  • The Society of the Sword Trilogy

  • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 31 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,856
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,523
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,514

When Soren is plucked from the streets and given a place at the prestigious academy of swordsmanship, he thinks his dream of being a great swordsman has become a possibility. However, with great intrigues unfolding all around him, Soren discovers that he is little more than a pawn to the ambitions of others.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Series Overall, but seemed Rushed

  • By Daniel on 10-15-17

Not a great ending

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

There is good value for a credit and there is a lot of story here to enjoy. However, there are a lot of loose ends not tied up and the end was way too abrupt. This doesn't feel like a trilogy, there needs to be a book 4.

  • Menu Excerpts from Our Favorite Newark Restaurants

  • By: Various
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine, Nick Podehl, Eric Michael Summerer, and others
  • Length: 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 836
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 781
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 774

You said you'd listen to your favorite narrators read anything: Well, this ambrosial new audiobook brings together an acclaimed cast of narrators to read aloud the menus of some of our favorite local restaurants here at Audible headquarters in Newark, New Jersey, as only they know how. You haven't truly lived, or dined, until you've heard Cassandra Campbell capture the emotional nuances of Newark's best Indian-inflected burgers or let Nick Podehl extol the virtues of the pear arugula salad and then seductively steer you toward a plate of creamy mushroom linguini.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cute idea! Thanks, Audible!

  • By Wayne on 04-01-18

indigestible

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

This must be the worst listen I have every tasted on audible and absolutely not worth a credit. I will certainly be asking for a refund. To sum it up, there was not enough meat to the story and the narrators lacked chops to pull this one out of the frier. Next time audible should pick a premiere narrator like Luke Daniels for a more mouth watering performance. If you decide to against my advice and get this tasting, then I hope you like cliff hangers because this book will certainly leave you with a sour taste in your mouth.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Carniepunk: The Demon Barker of Wheat Street

  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,510
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,425

The ancient Druid Atticus O’Sullivan gets more than greasy corn dogs and flat soda when he visits a carnival in Kansas to which his apprentice, Granuaile, drags him. He runs across a barker with a strange power over the crowd: attractive women leave their men and disappear into an unmarked tent, never to be seen again, and the men wander away, forgetting that they ever had girlfriends or wives. When Granuaile falls under the barker’s influence and enters the tent, Atticus isn’t about to forget it and move on.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Awe Really?!?!?

  • By Mario Colon on 10-27-14

Do not Purchase

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

Reviewed: 07-24-17

While I think this is a good story, it is included in the book besieged and is read by Luke Daniels instead. Don't waste your money on this version when you can get more stories from the other anthology through the true voice of Oberon!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Convergence

  • Foreigner Sequence 6, Book 3
  • By: C. J. Cherryh
  • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278

Alpha Station, orbiting the world of the atevi, has taken aboard 5,000 human refugees from a destroyed station in a distant sector of space. With supplies and housing stretched to the breaking point, it is clear that the refugees must be relocated down to the planet, and soon. But not to the atevi mainland, rather to the territory reserved for humans: the island of Mospheira. Tabini-aiji, the powerful political head of the atevi, tasks his brilliant human diplomat, Bren Cameron, to negotiate with the Mospheiran government.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tying the ends together...

  • By Pam F on 06-04-17

Convergence

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

Reviewed: 04-30-17

I love this series and even though I rated this book a bit low I still enjoyed all the character interactions and content. However, I found this book to be a bit of a let down being the third book of the sequence. Simply put, not much happens in this one. I know Cherryh likes to draw out this series, but there are limits. And maybe this would have been better as an anthology.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67,411
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 63,257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,128

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the Publisher's Summary! This is Amazing!

  • By PW on 04-12-17

Bobiverse

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

Reviewed: 04-30-17

I went through the first two of these books fast. Bobiverse is a story about a man who gets cryofreezed to be resurrected in the future as a computer. Bob must conform to his new reality fast in order to avoid being deleted and is soon thrust into a space race. In this book book Bob make copies of himself that are not exactly copies but similar in memories with different personalities. From here we experience different stories from versions of Bobs across the universe as they work with the humans, explore new worlds, and defend themselves from their foes. Overall I found this story unique and humorous.

  • Powers of the Six

  • Emissary of Light, Book 1
  • By: Kristal Shaff
  • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

For hundreds of years, dark clouds covered the skies of Adamah, and an ageless king ruled. Those who emerged with one of six extraordinary Shay powers were forced into the king's army, an unmatched force with inhuman strength, speed, accuracy, perception, empathy, and healing. With the army behind him, the king - a man who wields all six abilities - was invincible and unquestioned in his rule.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A new and fresh "magic" system.

  • By Cory on 10-31-16

Powers of Six

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

Reviewed: 04-30-17

Decent book. Seems to be meant for teens or young adults. Magic system was interesting and narration was well done.

"This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."

  • Hunters Unlucky

  • By: Abigail Hilton
  • Narrated by: Rish Outfield
  • Length: 24 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326

Storm is born into a world of secrets - an island no one visits, names no one will say, and deaths that no one will talk about. The answers are locked in his species' troubled past, guarded by the fierce creasia cats. But when Storm's friends are threatened, he decides that he must act, pitting himself against the creasia to show that they can be resisted and outwitted. To prove his point, he must stay one step ahead of clever hunters, who have more to lose than Storm imagines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed so much, had to listen to twice

  • By Katie Spooner on 03-28-15

Hunters Unlucky

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

Reviewed: 06-19-16

Hunters Unlucky takes place on an island full of animals that are intelligent. The major conflict in this story surrounds two species called the Ferryshaft and Creasia who have been at odds with each other for a long time. The main character is an animal named Storm who is raised in a time of oppression of his kind. We are able to see an unjust world from the eyes as Storm must learn how to survive and work to make things better for himself and his species.

This isn't a child's book. There are some very brutal scenes. And a horrible "where's my mother?" part that might make you want to just slap your forehead. For the most part this was an entertaining listen. There were a few scenes I could have done without and I would have liked to seen the ending more wrapped up than it was if this is intended to be a stand alone novel. There certainly is enough here for a sequel, but maybe not with the same characters.

The audio recording wasn't that great of quality and I could hear background noise at times. However, I thought the voices were well done.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Hidden Masters of Marandur

  • The Pillars of Reality, Book 2
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,959
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,946

Someone wants to kill Mari, a young steam mechanic in the guild that controls all technology. She has learned that her world of Dematr is headed for a catastrophe that will destroy civilization and that mages really can alter reality for short periods. Someone also wants to kill Alain, a young mage who has learned that mechanics are not frauds, as his guild teaches, and that mechanic Mari is the only person who can prevent the oncoming disaster.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I enjoyed it even more so then the first!

  • By Pabkins on 03-29-15

Sappy Romance

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

Reviewed: 03-30-16

I was looking forward to this listen as I am a fan of this authors lost fleet series. I believe this story might have been a 5 star without all the immature romance. However, It seems like every few minutes we are forced to hear from one of the main characters, an insecure girl, express her jealousy and need for constant reassurance of devotion from the male protagonist. I had to give up half way through this one. Seriously Jack?

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Closer to the Heart

  • Valdemar: The Herald Spy, Book 2
  • By: Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 493
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 443
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442

Mags was a Herald of Valdemar. But he had once lived the brutal life of a child slave. When he was Chosen by his Companion Dallen, his young life was saved, and he slowly adjusted to being well fed, educated, and treasured as a trainee in the Herald's Collegium at Haven. Singled out by the King's Own Herald, Mags would thrive in his secret training as a spy. His unusually strong Gift - an ability to Mindspeak and Mindhear anyone, not just others who were Gifted - made him a perfect undercover agent for the king.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good continuation of the series

  • By breckoz on 01-24-16

A good continuation of the series

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

Reviewed: 01-24-16

If you enjoyed the last book you should fine this one to be satisfactory. This isn't action packed, but rather a continuation of Mag's life and explores his role life as a spy master. Amily has an equal and separate part in this story where she deals with politics at home while Mags will go off undercover on an investigation for the crown. I am happy at the pace this series is going and I would like to see a few more of them.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful