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  • Under the Mountain

  • Into the Outside, Book 3
  • By: Lynda Engler
  • Narrated by: Ann Bumbak
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Isabella and her new family have been captured and imprisoned in the underground city of Mt. Weather. They and other captive mutants face certain death cleaning lethal radiation zones outside unless Dr. Rosario's cure can save them. But can Isabella's brother Luke and the Mt. Weather rebels convince enough of the army that the mutants are worth saving? Without their help, the mutants are doomed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 stars

  • By Karen Reese on 12-05-18

Thrilling end to the series

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

This was an excellent conclusion to a unique series. This post-apocalyptic story has battles for survival, romance, loss, racism, and shows both the worst and the best of society. Isabella and Malcolm are great characters and you really want them to have a HEA. The story illustrates well how fear of the unknown and blindly believing what you are told has the potential to cause great harm. It also shows the importance of standing up for the downtrodden and being willing to fight for what is right. The narrator once again did a great job, giving individual voices to the characters, that were consistent from one book to the next. This is an original, thrilling conclusion to the series.

  • Shadowlith

  • Umbral Blade, Volume 1
  • By: Stuart Thaman
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Alistair the Fourth was a mighty general from a long-forgotten war. Four hundred years later, Alster Lightbridge is barely a shadow of his legendary namesake. Crippled and confined to his family's estate, he spends his days dreaming of something larger than himself - something worthy of his name. Encouraged by his tutor to explore the Lightbridge archive, Alster discovers a magical dagger with the power to cleave shadows from their bodies. Blade in hand, Alster finally understands his purpose, though he needs to find a four-centuries-old grave in order to fulfill it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Start to Series with a Great Narrator

  • By slozzy on 12-10-18

Great start to the series

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

This is a great start to the Umbral Blade series, you are immediately enamored by Alistair's plight and your heart breaks for the cruelty and brutality he endures from his father. Hidden powers,
adventure, struggle, action, magic, battles and shades hold you captive in this action filled story. The narrator fit the story well and gives individual personalities to the characters, bringing out the tension and emotion in the story. I will look forward to seeing how things develop in the next book.

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  • Red Dots

  • Deep Space One Was on a Mission to Save Humanity.
  • By: Ray Jay Perreault
  • Narrated by: Ray Jay Perreault
  • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

 Deep Space One was sent on a one-way mission to save the people of Earth. Their mission was to find a new home for the survivors of a dying planet. They trusted each other and in the importance of their mission. What they found out en route was not expected, and the information they learned changed everything for them and the people they left behind. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good sci-fi short story. I liked this selection!

  • By Code Toad on 12-05-18

Great sci-fi short

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

An interesting short sci-fi story in which the world is on its last legs and will not sustain life for much longer. A spaceship is sent to checkout a new world where humanity can live, in the meantime the earth scrambles to build a fleet of ships big enough to take the people of Earth to the new world should it be suitable. This is a well done story with great twists and the author does a good job of the narration too.

  • A Rare Book of Cunning Device

  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,279
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,273

Exclusive to Audio! Somewhere amongst the shadowy stacks and the many basements of the British library, something is very much amiss - and we're not talking late returns here. Is it a ghost, or something much worse? PC Peter Grant really isn't looking forward to finding out....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Peter Grant bonus short story

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 05-01-17

Great short story

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

An entertaining short story in the Rivers of London series. Set in the British library in London, Peter is once again called in to hunt down the cause of a troubling magical problem. The narration in the story is excellent and he brings out sarcasm very well. An enjoyable free short.

  • Missing Chloe

  • By: John C. Dalglish
  • Narrated by: Bill Burrows
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

On a warm summer evening like so many others, Jack Richardson comes home to learn his little girl is missing. Though Jack and his wife Sarah have no way of knowing it, they're at the flashpoint of an inferno that will leave everyone and everything within their idyllic life scorched beyond recognition. Suspicion, betrayal, and murder will burn through the lives of everyone who is Missing Chloe.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surviving the loss of a child

  • By Klkfrog on 12-06-18

Gripping story with great twists

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

This story tears at your heart from the very beginning. It is a parents worse nightmare and you can feel the devastation and sorrow of this family. Not only did they lose a child and have to cope with the guilt and self doubt, but with the effects of devastating bad decisions as well. With shades of Fatal Attraction this story has you on the edge of your seat. The author and narrator did an excellent job of making you feel the emotions in this story; the sorrow, pain, anxiety, anger and loss is heart wrenching. This is a well written and narrated story with real life emotions, reactions and problems, that you feel like you are experiencing along with the characters. A excellent audiobook with great twists at the end.

  • Broken Trust

  • By: C. B. Clark
  • Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

After five years of hell with an abusive husband, Natasha Hartford vows never to trust another man. Then she stumbles onto a murder scene and meets sexy, stubborn Homicide Detective Chase Brandon, a take-no-prisoners tough guy who’ll settle for nothing less than the truth. Sparks fly, but Chase’s suspicions and Natasha’s innate distrust block the way to happiness. As more murders occur and a possible connection to her ex-husband appears, Chase fears her life is in danger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Broken Trust

  • By MEdy on 10-09-18

Good narration

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

If you listen to this book as purely a romance with a little hint of steam then you will probably really like it and the narration was very good. He brought out the yearning, insecurity and romance well. Despite the good narration, the thriller aspect of the story was a fail for me. The female protagonist often appeared stupid, putting herself and others in unnecessary danger and acting inconsistently. Also the detective (male protagonist) acted totally unprofessional and even if he was very attracted to her, he would not have acted on it or have put her at risk by including her in the investigation. It is the unrealisticness of the thriller part of the plot that spoiled this story for me.

  • All I Ever Wanted

  • By: David Neth
  • Narrated by: Drew Malone Nienhaus
  • Length: 2 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Leo's had some bad luck in his life. After his father walked out on him and his mom, they've been struggling to make end's meet, not to mention any hope of saving for college. But after finding the perfect replacement for a lost family heirloom for his Mother's Day gift, Leo discovers it's actually a magic genie lamp. Presented with three wishes that could give him everything he's ever wanted, Leo soon realizes that genies have justly earned their reputation for twisting wishes to other ends. What he thought he wanted isn't all it's cracked up to be. And now that he's already used all his wishes, there's no turning back.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good kid confronts very strange challenge

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 09-29-18

Short enjoyable story

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

This is a really enjoyable story that shows sometimes you already have all you need without realizing it. This easy listening story has characters you can’t help but like, an entertaining plot and narration that suits the book well.

  • The Wolf's Heart

  • The Sorcerer's Saga, Book 6
  • By: Rain Oxford
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

There have been mixed feelings about the changes in Caldaca since the black star. Ayden and Merlin just want things to settle down for them at the castle. When Nimue shows up and tells them that Gmork has gone missing, it is only the beginning of their most exciting and dangerous adventure yet. This time, it will be their hearts that are tested. With the help of old and new allies, they must attain the heart of Baltezore, a dangerous weapon against dragons. To save the people they love, they will have to face old enemies, terrible curses, gruesome monsters, dark secrets, and their own flaws.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magic, adventure and great characters

  • By Rabid Reader on 11-08-18

Magic, adventure and great characters

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

I love this series, it gets better with each book written. There is lots of intrigue, adventure, risks, magic and great characters in this story. It ties up some threads that have been ongoing in the series and opens up some new exciting ones. The character continue to grow and change as they experience new challenges and you can really feel the heartache, strife and bonds of friendship present in this story. These character have faults, regrets and make mistakes; they feel love, loss, fear and anger. The narrator does a great job of bringing out the humour and making you experience the emotions right along with the characters. His voices are unique to each character and recognizable from one book to the next. It’s an entertaining story with great characters and I will look forward to the next in the series.

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  • The Foundling Lady

  • The Foundling Series, Volume 2
  • By: Audrey Harrison
  • Narrated by: Melanie Fraser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Fact and fiction come together to create a compelling historical romance. Miss Emily Wallis is a bluestocking whose parents have caused enough scandal for her to retreat from society. Mrs. Agnes Jones is living a lie which she is desperately trying to keep hidden. Viscount Robert Wilding is suffering from his injuries gained at Salamanca and the loss of his brothers. They are three damaged individuals who are on life-changing journeys in ways they could never have foreseen.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Foundling Lady

  • By Christy D on 10-18-18

Great period romance

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

Reviewed: 10-27-18

I loved this period romance that melds well with The Foundling Duke, the first book in the series. With themes of romance, PTSD, child abandonment, family secrets and social status, this story will pull at your heart and keep you captivated to the end. The narrators smooth British accent suits the story well and she has no problem doing believable accents. I enjoyed the great characters that were easy to become attached to and the threads that connected well to book 1. This is an enjoyable well written and narrated audiobook with a nice HEA ending.

  • The Slayer

  • A LitRPG Saga (Aether Gate Online, Book 1)
  • By: Darren Hultberg Jr
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 108

When the newest VRMMORPG title gets announced, Adam and his best friend, Max, are more than ready to dive in. Launch day arrives quickly, and Adam is plunged into a world that’s more immersive than anything he’s experienced before. Although the game offers a bevy of character choices, Adam quickly chooses the title of Slayer, a class that specializes in taking down stronger, more difficult opponents. Adam begins his adventure, but it's not long before he realizes there’s much more at stake when taking a life in this new game. The pain is very real, and death...is permanent. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another LITRPG all star story

  • By Mary Karowski on 09-18-18

Entertaining virtual RPG story

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

Reviewed: 10-27-18

I enjoyed the interesting twist in this virtual RPG story. The characters are stuck in the game but their bodies in the real world still remained alive; it truly becomes a game of life and death. I liked the world building, the plot, fights, skills, attributes and the leveling up of the characters, but I did think that giving more background in the real world to Adam would have added depth to his character and increased his ties to life outside the game. The narrator fit the story well, bringing the characters and action to life and moving the story along at just the right pace. This is an enjoyable story with a good ending, I am looking forward to the next in the series.

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