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  • Rebirth

  • The Praegressus Project, Book 1
  • By: Aaron Hodges
  • Narrated by: Michael Stene
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

The United States have fallen. A new power has risen in North America, but now, a terrifying virus is spreading across the countryside. Once infected, people change, mutating into superhuman creatures known as the Chead. Desperate to defend its citizens, the government launches the Praegressus Project - an experimental program to enhance the human race. Elizabeth Flores was just a normal girl - until the Chead slaughtered her parents and made her a fugitive. With winter approaching she seeks refuge in the city of Sacramento, but the hunters are waiting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting start for a new franchise

  • By Luke on 04-17-18

Review Rebirth

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

I was delighted with this book and look forward to book 2. This book felt like a mix of romance and fantasy adventure. Aaron Hodges in this first book takes us through the events that lead to the emerging of angelic warriors. I felt the pain and passion of their passage from humanity into an altered genetic being. The life of being kidnapped, abused, then experimented on, resulting in their change, is an adventure you won’t want to miss. Michael Stene brings this book to life with his great performance.

  • Extinction Countdown

  • Ancient Origins Series, Book 2
  • By: James D. Prescott
  • Narrated by: Gary Tiedemann
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

Dr. Jack Greer's startling discovery beneath the Gulf of Mexico proved to the world we were not alone in the universe. But when images from the Voyager One space probe reveal an alien doomsday ship hurtling toward the Earth, the human race seems marked for extinction. As news of the approaching ship spreads panic around the globe, signs of a sinister plot begin to emerge - one that threatens to unravel the already fragile fabric of society and everything Jack and Dr. Mia Ward have fought for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review book 2 Extension Countdown: Ancient Origins series book 2

  • By Stephen Bergquist on 08-15-18

Review book 2 Extension Countdown: Ancient Origins series book 2

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

Unbelievable follow up to book 1. James Prescott is an amazing author and when joined by Gary Tiedemann’s abilities, you have a story and performance that keeps you on the edge of your seat. This is a series you will want in your library.

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  • Smith

  • By: Sam B Miller II
  • Narrated by: John Pirhalla
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

 

Every once and a while the voice that's in and out of our hero's head assures, “Fear not, for I am with you”. That voice is what will be called Smith, a voice from ancient and potent times. That voice - at once droll, clever, mercurial, and deliciously brutal - is one of the many highlights of this lively adventure.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hopefully just an intro

  • By Michelle on 09-05-18

Review of “Smith “

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

Sam B Miller has written a great fast moving story, but as great as it stands; it is the performance by John Pirhalla that gives it wings. This is a story of a young man finding power beyond imagination and the adventure that followed. Enjoy:-)

  • The Science of Getting Rich

  • By: Wallace D. Wattles
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Waters
  • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

The Science of Getting Rich is a book written by the New Thought Movement writer Wallace D. Wattles. The book is still in print. The text is "divided into 17 short, straight-to-the-point chapters that explain how to overcome mental barriers, and how creation, rather than competition, is the hidden key to wealth attraction." 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One method among many to get rich.

  • By cosmitron on 06-09-18

Review The Science of Getting Rich

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

This book takes effort to listen from beginning to end. I suggest listening to the summary, chapter 17.

  • Blue Shadow

  • Blue Wolf Series, Book 2
  • By: Brad Magnarella
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 56

Hoping to cure his curse and return to his fiancée, Jason Wolfe agrees to command a corporate monster-hunting unit. But the team isn’t exactly what he had in mind.... A priest, a ninja, a zombie, and a guy who looks like he should be working crew on the carny circuit. To be fair, not all of Jason’s new charges are keen on being trained by a werewolf. But ready or not, the team has just been called to a job. Something is snatching children from a small town in southern Mexico. Worse, all signs point to vampires - and a darker, more malevolent force.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good

  • By James on 06-28-18

Review Blue Shadow: Blue Wolf #2

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

Reviewed: 06-18-18

James Patrick Cronin continues to be the top narrator in the audiobook industry. His performance of this fast paced series by Brad Magnarella ranks at the top of the audiobooks you will enjoy this year. The drama, intrigue, action and every emotion of Brad’s work is brought to life in this series, and keeps you engaged from the beginning to the end.

  • Waypoint

  • A Game of Drones
  • By: C. F. WALLER
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

Stacy’s life is in free fall. She finds herself clutching a handgun, searching for a sign that tomorrow will be any better than today. Her cell phone rings, bringing an offer that may postpone her soul searching. The discovery of an airplane graveyard containing a dozen commercial airliners is shocking. When the salvage camera reveals them to be virtually undamaged under in the Indian Ocean, theories abound. Who put them there? How are they still in one piece? What reason could there be? Stacy is about to learn the answers to those questions, as well things she’d prefer to forget.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A book of action, adventure, mystery, and Tech...

  • By Quella on 05-02-18

Waypoint: A Game of Drones

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

Reviewed: 05-14-18

This could be the best book you read all year;
if you do read it then it will be the best book you’ve read all year. I loved the intriguing storyline along with the characters. The action and suspense makes it a page turner. CF Waller is definitely one of my favorite authors 😊

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  • Shifter School

  • A Wyrdos Universe Novel
  • By: Gwendolyn Druyor
  • Narrated by: Gwendolyn Druyor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Laylea has been hiding her entire life. She's never been to school. She's never had a friend her own age. She's never known anyone else like her. All that is about to change. In a world hidden from humans and wyrdos alike, shifters are still recovering from a vicious plot to destroy them all. They have two laws they live by now: 1) Hide. 2) Protect the children at all costs. Laylea has just broken rule number one. But she's only 14. So, they're sending her to school. Where she's going to learn.... Any place can be a prison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Young or old you will enjoy this, well I did.

  • By Julie on 03-24-18

Review Shifter School

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

Reviewed: 03-29-18

Great book, amazing narration by Gwendolyn Druyor. The story she weaves is compelling to listen to, a combination of adventure and a satisfying ending. I will be listening to more of her work.

  • Infiltration

  • Kid Sensation, Book 3
  • By: Kevin Hardman
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239

Having a surfeit of super powers is great for battling bad guys and saving the world, as Jim (aka Kid Sensation) is finding out, but less useful in dealing with day-to-day situations - like bonding with his superhero father, adjusting to a team environment, and coping with what might be perceived as a growing rivalry between himself and another teen super. On top of all that, despite having a serious girlfriend, he finds himself inexplicably drawn to a new female super he's just met.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner

  • By Ray Johnson on 02-25-18

Review Infiltration: Kid Sensation, Bk 3

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

Ok, a fun, adventurous fantasy novel. Enjoyed every minute of it. The performance by Mikael Naramore flows from character to character smoothly. Great job Kevin Hardman. The book was given free, this review is my honest opinion.

  • The Autobiography of an Extraterrestrial Saga: I Am Thyron

  • By: Craig Campobasso
  • Narrated by: David Bosco
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

A citizen in the Galacterian Alignment of Space Peoples and Planets, Thyron is an extraterrestrial Titan with a highly evolved soul, but born with a duality disorder. In this parable of the soul's journey towards perfection and rebirth, Thyron must merge his light and dark to evolve into a being spiritually strong enough to lead others towards the light. Archangel Michael, the Universal Sovereign, orders him into the Shadow Chamber to force him to look deep into the darkness within himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rich story and narration!

  • By C Hayes on 06-02-18

Review of The Autobiography of an ExtraTerrestial

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

Reviewed: 02-26-18

This was a little slow for my taste. I do like the interweaving of spiritual concepts into a story.

  • Wanderers 3: Garden of the Gods

  • The Wanderers
  • By: Richard Bamberg
  • Narrated by: Johnny Mack
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

The Wanderers have protected humankind for millennia against the forces of Darkness. Now, the last surviving Wanderer, Rafe Semmes, must again battle Rowle - the only Wanderer to ever go rogue and turn against his fellows - as Rowle attempts to kick-start Ragnarök, the battle foretold in Norse mythology as heralding the end of the world and doom for mankind and the gods themselves. Joining Rafe in his epic struggle to stop Rowle from opening a gateway to our world that would draw the old gods into the battle is the last Wanderer apprentice, Tess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great addition to the series!

  • By Montzalee Wittmann on 02-15-18

Review Wanders 3

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

Reviewed: 02-26-18

Johnny Mack gives us a great performance. He connects the story and audience together. Richard Bamberg has written this tale with suspense, intrigue, and action. Together they have produced a story you don’t want to quit listening to. I received this book free of charge, my review is my honest opinion.

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