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J. Seyfert

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  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,867
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,453
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,372

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Thing? It Really Happened!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-07-17

Absolutely Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 07-04-17

Up there with Leon Uris' TRINITY for a compelling personal recounting of historical events largely overshadowed by other events or overlooked by history's authors.

  • Blue Fire

  • The Misadventures of Max Bowman, Book 2
  • By: Joel Canfield
  • Narrated by: George Kuch
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

When Max takes on the mission to find the long-lost creator of cult superhero Blue Fire, he ends up getting dosed with a chemical that upends his sanity just when he needs it the most. Now he's got to contend with zombies on the Upper East Side, a cult run by a clueless pawn, a hipster rapist who knows her way around a sword, a secret CIA spook program left over from the Cold War, and powerful old enemies who are out to destroy him - all while trying to keep his mind from crashing and burning for good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • High Jinx and that dam Dog

  • By in1ear (John Row) on 07-06-16

could have done with less profanity

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

Reviewed: 06-29-17

enjoyrd the story, the premise, and the narration, but could have done with less profanity

  • Wizard in a Witchy World

  • By: Jamie McFarlane
  • Narrated by: Lou Lambert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 352

Modern day wizard Felix Slade knows better than to meddle in the lives of witches. But when a chance encounter with a beautiful witch, Gabriella, sparks a vision of her demise at the hand of a werewolf, he knows he must act. To make matters worse, his vision reveals feelings he has for this woman he's only seen from afar, and in that moment his life is changed forever. Trouble has been brewing in sleepy Leotown, but explodes when Felix witnesses the gruesome murder of Gabriella's coven leader and ends up number one on a short list of suspects.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I liked It, But...

  • By Ashanti on 05-30-17

Fun story

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

Reviewed: 05-28-17

This story was a fun listen. the narrator could be good , end does a pretty good job with voices. But he frequently mispronounces words and i nfortunately reads a bit too fast, missing punctuation andthereby causing confusion with his improper phrasing.

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  • Project - 16

  • By: Martyn J. Pass
  • Narrated by: Meghan Crawford
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Miller is the last Englishman. It's not a title he enjoys because it means that whenever the looters and the treasure hunters come across the Atlantic to the ruins of his country, it's his job to hunt them down. That is, if the packs of wild dogs don't kill them first. Or the collapsing buildings. Or the disease. Miller soon finds himself helping a former US Ranger, Claudia Riley, hunt for her missing nephew who's disappeared somewhere in England.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Distracting

  • By DeeDee on 02-13-17

Great new approach to "post apocalyptic" world

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

Reviewed: 05-25-17

I quite enjoyed this story, the concept, and the writing itself. It is just unfortunate that the protagonist is a 30-ish man and the narrator, however talented, sounds like a 10-year-old boy at best or perhaps a 14 year old girl. I do wish she had made an effort to lower her voice an octave when speaking for the protagonist in the first person.

  • Presidential Shift

  • Corps Justice, Book 4
  • By: C.G. Cooper
  • Narrated by: George Kuch
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

Trying to calm his inner demons and forget the tragic loss of his men, Cal dives headlong into his work, taking the battle to the enemy. Now the president needs his help to uncover a leak in his administration and start the long road to cleaning up Washington, and wrestling power back from corrupt officials who threaten to plunge the American government further into the abyss. Will Cal uncover the truth before it's too late?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent action thriller

  • By Wayne on 01-29-16

okay but not exceptional.

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

Reviewed: 05-11-17

the way I enjoyed the story, I occasionally found it a little hard to follow. II attribute that to both the writing style and the narrator's delivery. I think the style a little bit immature , but the narrator also seems seems to bridge things together that should not be bridged.
By the way, I simply could not envision a "prostate position."

  • Oppose Any Foe

  • A Luke Stone Thriller, Book 4
  • By: Jack Mars
  • Narrated by: K.C. Kelly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488

A small arsenal of US nuclear weapons are stolen from a NATO base in Europe. The world scrambles to figure out who the culprits are and what their target is - and to stop them before they unleash hell on humanity. With only hours left before it is too late, the President has no choice but to call in Luke Stone, the former head of an elite FBI paramilitary team. Finally getting his life back in order, and with devastating news on his own family front, Luke does not want the job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you like A. Berenson,V Flynn, S Hunter,R Crasis

  • By thomas on 03-18-17

Luke Stone hits the spot

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

I quite enjoyed this Luke Stone story, as always. I do wish editors would enforce proper use of tenses (e.g., dive...). The reader's style gets some what monotonous, and his dialogue sometimes runs togethet, but I would have given him 4 or 5 stars if he knew how to pronounce "noo.clee.ur".

  • Legionary

  • By: Gordon Doherty
  • Narrated by: Simon Whistler
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

376 AD: The Eastern Roman Empire is alone against the tide of barbarians swelling on her borders. Emperor Valens juggles the paltry border defenses to stave off invasion from the Goths north of the Danube. Meanwhile, in Constantinople, a pact between faith and politics spawns a lethal plot that will bring the dark and massive hordes from the east crashing down on these struggling borders. The fates conspire to see Numerius Vitellius Pavo, enslaved as a boy after the death of his legionary father, thrust into the limitanei, the border legions, just before they are sent to recapture the long-lost eastern Kingdom of Bosporus.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A visceral historic cross-section

  • By CS on 05-21-14

interesting historical novel

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

Reviewed: 05-04-17

I enjoyed this novel but stumbled a bit with mispronunciations and wrong use of tenses. It could use a good editor and preview listener.

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  • The Frozen Sky

  • The Novel
  • By: Jeff Carlson
  • Narrated by: Darrin Revitz
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 114

Something is alive inside Jupiter's ice moon Europa. Robot probes find an ancient tunnel beneath the surface, its walls carved with strange hieroglyphics. Led by elite engineer Alexis Vonderach, a team of scientists descends into the dark... where they confront a savage race older than mankind...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, horrible narration!

  • By M. G. Davis on 11-20-15

"Cool" story

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

Reviewed: 04-29-17

A very thouhgtful story of first contact anf the challenges of anthropologic differences. Narrator needs maturity and better vocabulary for improved emotion and correction of many disturbing mispronunciations.

  • Drifters' Alliance, Book 1

  • By: Elle Casey
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Phillips
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

Cass Kennedy finally gets what she's been dreaming of for the past 10 years: a drifter ship to call her own. All the sim time and battle training is going to pay off in spades as she sets her course for the future. She'll be living on her own terms, not those of her father. But drifting through deep space with a crew of nutty strangers on the DS Anarchy carries a lot more surprises than she bargained for.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Young gal wins ship in card hand

  • By Montzalee Wittmann on 06-06-18

good story, better for more youthful readers

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

Reviewed: 04-27-17

I enjoyed this story. The author pretty well nailed it if I remember being the age of the protagonist. The narrator did a good job but struggles with accents and a couple of mispronunciations. Somewhat immature in emphasis with phrasing rising at the end like questions and contractions childishly pronounced ("nent" instead of "dent") in shouldn't wouldn't couldn't, etcetera.

  • Kill Someone

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 262

From the author of the international best seller The Stone Man, short-listed for Audible UK's Book of the Year Award 2015. Here are the rules. Method: you can't use a gun. You can't use explosives. You can't use poison. It has to be up close and personal. You don't have to worry about leaving evidence; that will be taken care of. Victim: no one suicidal. No one over the age of 65. No one with a terminal illness. Choose your method. Choose your victim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Good of the Many is More Important...Or is it?

  • By JoanneG on 12-06-16

Entirely different

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

Reviewed: 04-26-17

this was it entirely different type of suspense novel, with the perfect narration. I've been getting a little tired of the same old crime, detective, and suspense novels, haven't you?

4 of 4 people found this review helpful