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  • Deceptions

  • Ascendant, Book 3
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,304
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,905
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,874

Koren Bladewell now knows he is a wizard, but he is lost in the wilderness, cut off from help, and unable to use his powers. The enemy is poised at the border with an overwhelming invasion force, and it will take wizards, soldiers and a young, untested princess to hold off defeat long enough for Koren to be trained and grow into his power. But he might not wish to help those who deceived him and destroyed his life. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • First two books; really good!

  • By Johan on 04-29-18

Great ending to a very fun story

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

dont listen to the bad reviews the ending made me smile and really that's all we want.

  • The Empire's Corps

  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,029
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,872
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,867

The Galactic Empire is dying and chaos and anarchy are breaking out everywhere. After a disastrous mission against terrorists on Earth itself, Captain Edward Stalker of the Terran Marine Corps makes the mistake of speaking truth to power, telling one of the most powerful men in the Empire a few home truths. As a result, Captain Stalker and his men are unceremoniously exiled to Avalon, a world right on the Rim of the Empire. It should have been an easy posting...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nuttall gets better and better

  • By David Strom on 12-25-14

military scifi wrapped in good performance

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

the story is not groundbreaking nor is it heavy in the fighting, heavy world building sets a stage for a massive amount of books in the series. great performance by Kafer. If you like slower story heavy books this is up your alley, personally j wished more combat but km sure its coming.

  • Home Invasion

  • The Survivalist Series, Book 8
  • By: A. American
  • Narrated by: Duke Fontaine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,733
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,552
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,533

Morgan and his extended family could see the light at the end of the tunnel, dim though it may be. There was the promise of power once again. The plant was being repaired, and it looked as though it may actually run. While it meant lots of hard, sweaty work, the reward was worth the investment. The farm was growing strong, and community involvement was good. People were finally coming to terms with the fact that they needed to work together. So far Mother Nature had been on their side. But that, too, was about to change.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A lot of filler and not a lot of substance.

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-22-17

As always a good adventure, great story telling.

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

Reviewed: 04-22-18

the thing i love about this writer is hes down to earth, he doesnt make the hero's supermen, they are strong operator types and they do have super skills but you expect that from hero types, that's what makes them hero's along with their actions. he tosses in plenty of explanation and I mostly never feel lost. give the series a chance I'm sure you'll like it. if you like these types of books you can't get better. Really if someone knows a better story let me know I'd love to read it!

  • Deathmatch

  • Arisen, Book 11
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,541
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,477
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,471

Humanity's most fearsome enemy is no longer death. Alpha and Marsoc meet their match. Lurking in the bush is the dark shadow cast by the operators - a terrifying force every bit their equal in skill, ferocity, and sheer resolve...but utterly unconstrained by humanity, compassion, or brotherhood. Now, to complete their mission and save the world, the operators will have to pay with their lives, or their souls, or possibly both.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Another Enjoyable Half-book

  • By Ergon on 03-10-17

great continuation of the story

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

Reviewed: 03-02-17

I like the story allot, it is in fact one of my favorite military zombie adventures. my only gripe with the whole situation is this. The author makes the KGB such bad asses that have cloning vats able to pump additional units on command. ( he doesnt it just feels that way) not only do they have such good units they are able to take f35 like they where biplanes. Americans? well they have.....................to get lucky basicaly. he makes the KGB guys automatons ready to kill all, while the American TIER 1 delta operators have crisis of conscious and dont pull triggers at operational critical timing......Delta will do what they have to do no matter what without hesitation, Anyway in the end the good guys weasel their way to not really victory but stale mate. I just wish the battles where more complex like the warehouse battle, that showed TIER 1 operators doing battle and applaud the author on such a great battle seen. it has gone down from there but still the book is fantastically entertaining.

  • Orb

  • Nightlord, Book 3
  • By: Garon Whited
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 36 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,998
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,820
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,815

We all have inner demons. We fight them all the time. Some of us achieve inner peace by coming to terms with them. But how do you come to terms with inner demons that tear free and become outer demons? Eric has been a vampire for nearly a century, and his demons are more than metaphors. While they controlled him, he was the Demon King. Now he has to avoid the monsters in his own mind, as well as angry nobles, fanatical religions, assassins, magi, other vampires, criminal organizations, and more.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Recycled plot from the first two books.

  • By Edward Armstrong on 04-12-17

True adventure, magic vampires knights and wizards

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

Reviewed: 11-20-16

i rarely give a 5 star rating. if you like magic vampires and clear explanations on how magic works in the books universe youll love this story. the main character is dosed with the right amount of humor and plenty of vamperic self loathing, set in modern times the protagonist is ripped to midevil worlds where he puts a educators intelect to use. this is a review for all 3 books. i dont like giving things away so i hope this gives you enough information give it a go.

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  • Galactic Empire Wars: Emergence

  • The Galactic Empire Wars, Book 2
  • By: Raymond L. Weil
  • Narrated by: David Rheinstrom
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234

Aliens have destroyed the Earth. They left behind 18 million survivors who will never forget what has been done to their world. They turn to Mason Randle, who will do everything in his power to see that the Human race survives. Earth can no longer support life. The Moon, Mars, and the asteroids now provide safe havens for the stunned survivors. They find a protector in Major Wade Nelson. A dedicated marine who is willing to take the fight to the enemy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dude reads FAST!

  • By Trip Williams on 12-28-14

the story continues, same problems.

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

Reviewed: 09-18-16

the narrator repeates lines, and talks way to fast. set the talk speed to .90x.

the story continues and is well writen, theres action and developments that expand the story. I enjoyed it just need to set the narrator speed.

  • Destruction

  • Galactic Empire Wars, Book 1
  • By: Raymond L. Weil
  • Narrated by: David Rheinstrom
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 386
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 356

To the Kleese, the Earth is nothing more than a planet full of conscripts to fight in their numerous wars of aggression. The Kleese are one of three large Galactic Empires that control the majority of the galaxy. To them, Earth is an extremely dangerous planet due to the aggressiveness of the humanoid species that inhabits it. The humans that inhabit Earth will make excellent conscripts, but something must be done to prevent them from expanding out into the galaxy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid story with great voices, read too fast.

  • By Philip D. Mann on 03-20-15

Not a bad story however performance is lacking

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

Reviewed: 09-17-16

The story is actually pretty good if you like military scifi that involves earth being incapacitated and coming back to kick butt, but the narrator makes the experiance lack because it is obvious he is trying to get it done and fast. so we can fix it!

set the narrator speed to .90x it is a perfect fix to the super speed he talks at. fix the speed and the book is completely able to be listened to!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Soldiers of Fortune

  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,843
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,733
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,730

After the daring rescue of a political dissident, Omega Force is contracted to investigate a rash of violent attacks on civilian shipping lanes within a group of star systems known as the Concordian Cluster. It seems a simple enough job with a huge payday at the end, and it's exactly what the ragtag group of mercenaries needs in order to keep their ship flying and to stay one step ahead of those hunting them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Look at who's writing is getting older and better!!

  • By Nvr2old on 10-15-15

allot of sci fi fun

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

Reviewed: 08-31-16

allot like the first book, which is a good thing, however this one is more focused on single mission. action abounds in this sequel if you liked the first youl enjoy the second

  • Call to Arms

  • Black Fleet Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,651
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,340

From Joshua Dalzelle comes the follow-up to the number-one best seller Warship. Captain Jackson Wolfe survived the initial incursion of a vicious alien species into human space...barely. He had assumed the juggernaut that had devastated three Terran systems was the herald for a full invasion, but for the last few years it has been eerily quiet along the Frontier. Jackson now struggles to convince the Confederate leadership the threat is still imminent and needs to be taken seriously.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyed both books thus far.

  • By Mark on 01-23-16

the battle continues, humanity is giving in.

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

Reviewed: 08-28-16

the war continues and humanity is forgetting that its in a war, its it's not feeling the brunt of the action and is making the life of out heroic captain very hard. performance quality continues to be high but expected given whos the narrator. this is top military sci fi entertainment.

  • Blood Honor

  • The Day After Never Series, Book 1
  • By: Russell Blake
  • Narrated by: John David Farrell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277

Five years post-collapse, former Texas Ranger Lucas Shaw is surviving hardscrabble in a kill-or-be-killed wasteland. When an enigmatic young woman enters his life with a desperate plea, Lucas must face impossible odds and battle an adversary who will stop at nothing to destroy them. Lightning-paced and gritty, Blood Honor, the debut novel in The Day after Never trilogy, is a non-stop adrenaline rush set in a chillingly plausible dystopian future.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful western flavor.

  • By RJ on 01-15-17

Good survival story leaving you wanting more

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

Reviewed: 08-05-16

I have listened to over 500+ audio books and I will say this story is in my top favorites. The only grip I have is that it's only 7 and half hours long, it leaves you wanting allot more. Is it worth the 7 hours? He'll yes it is. The stories protagonist isn't only surviving but helping a little girl and an apparent hotty which in my book is as good as any reason, he has a good backdrop story and really doesn't want to do it, but because he's a good guy does. It seems simple but it works. I don't give books under 10 to15 hrs a 5 star rating and I know allot of audio book lovers love longer stories like me, however like I said before it's worth it.

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