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Steven Don Porto Carero

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  • Queen of Ice

  • Through the Fire Series, Book 2
  • By: Benjamin Medrano
  • Narrated by: Ruth Urquhart
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 32

Ruethwyn hadn't expected to risk death while attending the most renowned mage academy in the kingdom, but after surviving a dragon's attack, she hasn't been willing to back down. Though she'd nearly died due to her efforts, Ruethwyn managed to protect the lives of her friends and earn the grudging respect of some of her opponents. With most danger out of the way, Ruethwyn finds herself free to focus on finishing out the school year, and for the task beyond that. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The epic struggle continues.

  • By Steven Don Porto Carero on 02-13-19

The epic struggle continues.

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

The second book continues with the epic struggles of the mc. Since I really liked the first book this is not a complaint. I like the world and the people in it. The narration is also a plus. Looking forward to the narration of the next book.

  • First Song

  • Anthem of Infinity Series, Book 1
  • By: Blaise Corvin, Outspan Foster, Blaise Corvin - foreword
  • Narrated by: Ramon De Ocampo
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

It has been two years since the Shift - when most technology stopped working, and the laws of physics changed. Humanity has been brought to its knees. Like other survivors, Noah Henson has heard rumors of the Aelves. Among other guesses, predatory aliens seem as good as any other theory for what caused the Shift. But for Noah, everything else takes second place to survival, sometimes even self-respect... or any sort of decency. Lawless, post-apocalypse America had forced Noah to make many difficult decisions, and he has never seemed to choose correctly.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was wrong

  • By Michael R Lynch on 02-01-19

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

Interesting take on the post apocalyptic theme. Especially the start of the book had a 'postman' vibe. Can't say much more without spoilers. Just give it a go.

  • Head On (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,868
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,571
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,555

Hilketa is a frenetic and violent pastime where players attack each other with swords and hammers. The main goal of the game: obtain your opponent's head and carry it through the goalposts. With flesh and bone bodies, a sport like this would be impossible. But all the players are "threeps", robot-like bodies controlled by people with Haden's Syndrome, so anything goes. No one gets hurt, but the brutality is real, and the crowds love it. Until a star athlete drops dead on the playing field.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THIS is why I read SciFi! Scalzi gets into your head (be it on or off)

  • By C. White on 04-17-18

Interesting detective in an interesting world

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

Reviewed: 02-07-19

Basically what the title said. The story is full with mysteries and plot twists which can get creative in the that the writer created with detail.

  • Cherry Blossom Girls 3: A Superhero Harem Adventure

  • By: Harmon Cooper
  • Narrated by: Justin Thomas James, Jeff Hays, Laurie Catherine Winkel, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

Gideon and the ladies continue their uphill battle against Mercsecure, and along the way, bust even more super ladies out of The New Mexico Facility high-security research lab to join the fight, including the speedy, motor-mouthed Michelle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's Cherry Blossom Time again

  • By Ray Johnson on 12-26-18

The action in and out of the bedroom continues.

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

Every time I listen to a new book in this series I notice again how much I like the point of view in these books. Namely the mc being the writer of this book. The action is intense, I like the characters and everyone has a human feel to them. If you liked the previous books this one shouldn't disappoint.

  • Super Sales on Super Heroes

  • Super Sales on Super Heroes, Book 3
  • By: William D. Arand
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,869
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,783
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,782

Felix would like nothing more than to take a vacation. A long one. One where he didn’t have to wake up every morning and worry over casualty lists for the day. Ever since he and the Legion had been forced to flee their headquarters four years previous, nothing had gone quite right. In fact, Felix and the Legion have been locked in a shadow war with enemies unknown. Ones with magic that could carve through their technology easily.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • lost the rpg style writing

  • By donald on 02-02-19

Another great addition

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

Reviewed: 02-01-19

I like this universe. I like the characters and I like the stories. This is more of all those things I like :D. If you have read his previous works and liked them you'll like this one. Only downside is that I now want to listen to all the other books again.

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  • On the Shoulders of Titans

  • Arcane Ascension, Book 2
  • By: Andrew Rowe
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 24 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,533
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,320

Corin Cadence finally has a firm reason to believe his brother, Tristan, is still alive. Unfortunately, finding more information isn’t going to be easy. Tristan appears to be entangled with a clandestine organization that calls themselves Whispers. And Corin’s last brush with the Whispers didn’t exactly end well. As much as he wants to follow that lead, Corin has more pressing problems to deal with. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • well performed, good story

  • By quelSaabOwner on 01-19-19

Looking forward to the next part

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

The intrigue keeps on building and views keep changing. I like the world and the characters in it. I'm looking forward to the next audiobook.

  • Fantasy Online: The Runestones of Tritinakh

  • Fantasy Online Series, Book 3
  • By: Harmon Cooper
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays, Annie Ellicott
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182

What power awaits those who collect the three Runestones of Tritinakh? With Kodai and the Shinigami tracking their every move, the best guild this side of Porthos takes the ultimate quest, pitting them against shamans, ice goddesses, stinky giants, and dangerous bugbears. In real world Tokyo, FeeTwix and Sophia arrive to join Ryuk in uncovering the truth of his hallucinations. What they discover is something is a game changer, to say the least.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fans of Feedback Loop rejoice, and fans of FO too!

  • By Ray Johnson on 05-05-18

I'm hooked on this series

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

I like the world. Both in game and Tokyo. I love the characters and the rest of the book is filled with action and humor so I'm sold! The narration from Soundbooth Theatre is a work of art as usual.
#FeeTwixRocks

  • Will Save the Galaxy for Food

  • By: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,938
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,922

Space travel just isn't what it used to be. With the invention of Quantum Teleportation, space heroes aren't needed anymore. When one particularly unlucky ex-adventurer masquerades as famous pilot and hate figure Jacques McKeown, he's sucked into an ever-deepening corporate and political intrigue. Between space pirates, adorable deadly creatures, and a missing fortune in royalties, saving the universe was never this difficult!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By Anonymous User on 04-09-17

Light and entertaining

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

The atmosphere of the book was light and entertaining. I kept picturing Han Solo or Malcolm Reynolds from Firefly as the main character so if you like either of those characters give this one a go.

  • Sufficiently Advanced Magic

  • Arcane Ascension, Book 1
  • By: Andrew Rowe
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 21 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,410
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,386

Five years ago Corin Cadence's brother entered the Serpent Spire - a colossal tower with ever-shifting rooms, traps, and monsters. Those who survive the spire's trials return home with an attunement: a mark granting the bearer magical powers. According to legend, those few who reach the top of the tower will be granted a boon by the spire's goddess. He never returned. Now it's Corin's turn. He's headed to the top floor, on a mission to meet the goddess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good book

  • By Jason N. on 07-20-17

Great story with lot's of intrigue

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

Good story with lot's of intrigue. This is my second time listening to it since I needed a refresher for the second book. It seems I forgot to review the first time for which I apologize. In short: Good story, interesting world, characters with depth and a whopping 21hours of entertainment!

  • Asgard Awakening

  • VeilVerse: Asgard Awakening, Book 1
  • By: Blaise Corvin
  • Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371

After years of slavery, subjected to torments of body and spirit by the inhuman Kin, Travis Sterling can barely recall his old life. Memories of Earth, and of disappointing his family barely seem real anymore. But even without the occasional voice in his head, Trav knows he’s different. A vast amount of rune crafting knowledge has mysteriously taken up residence in his mind; too bad he doesn’t have any mystical power. If he could find a way to actually use any rune magic, his situation could change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another good series to listen to

  • By Steven Don Porto Carero on 01-18-19

Another good series to listen to

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

Reviewed: 01-18-19

Since 2 of my favorite authors decided to write parallel in the same universe I've been very excited. And now that I've listened to their first books I'm not disappointed! The world is interesting, the characters have depth and the story is a page turner (or the audio equivalent). The narration is also a piece of art. My advice: Give it a try. The other author is William D. Arand with 'Cultivating Chaos'. I hope this becomes a long series of good books :D

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