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  • Super Sales on Super Heroes

  • By: William D. Arand
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,952
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,571
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,556

In a world full of super powers, Felix has a pretty crappy one. He has the ability to modify any item he owns. To upgrade anything. Sounds great on paper. Almost like a video game. Except that the amount of power it takes to actually change, modify, or upgrade anything worthwhile is beyond his abilities. With that in mind, Felix settled into a normal life. A normal job. His entire world changes when the city he lives in is taken over by a super villain. Becoming a country of one city. A city state.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lot better than I thought it would be

  • By Phillip hinch on 07-08-17

Surprisingly good

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

Reviewed: 05-16-18

I really love this series so far, it feels almost like a guilty pleasure though. However, Jeff Hays seriously puts in so much work voicing the characters. It's almost a shame he isn't in the second book. This one is a lot more action-packed than the second book. I totally recommend this book though, my only gripe is the long segments when viewing "stats."

  • House of Blades

  • The Traveler's Gate Trilogy, Volume 1
  • By: Will Wight
  • Narrated by: Will Wight
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 575
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529

Simon can only watch, helpless, as his family is killed and his friends are captured by enemy Travelers - men and women who can summon mystical powers from otherworldly Territories. To top it off, another young man from Simon's village discovers that he's a savior prophesied to destroy evil and save the realm.Prophecy has nothing to say about Simon. He has no special powers, no magical weapons, and no guarantee that he'll survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a fun and intriguing story!

  • By Kim W on 07-06-15

Refreshing Fantasy

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

Reviewed: 08-30-15

What made the experience of listening to House of Blades the most enjoyable?

The originality of it, I hadn't quite expected how some people got their powers in the book, but I liked the idea of it and the perspective of morality in the book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The protagonist is pretty great because he works hard to achieve his goals. I'm really looking forward to future editions.

What does Will Wight bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The emotion of it, there's more in voice than just writing, at least to me.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A thrilling fantasy action.

Any additional comments?

Really well done, I'm hoping the next one will come out soon!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,859
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,800
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28,752

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Mohannad Ahmed on 03-10-18

Better than expected.

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

Reviewed: 06-21-15

Would you consider the audio edition of The Fold to be better than the print version?

Yes actually. Though I don't have much time for books I usually enjoy audio books during my shift.

What did you like best about this story?

The concept is pretty solid, I wasn't expecting the direction it was heading towards.

What about Ray Porter’s performance did you like?

He can easily do a Morgan Freeman. Just kidding, but he can deepen his voice quite a bit and make a character sound completely different.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Game over man game over.

Any additional comments?

Nope.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wolves of London

  • Obsidian Heart, Book 1
  • By: Mark Morris
  • Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 51

Alex Locke is a reformed ex-con forced into London's criminal underworld for one more job. He agrees to steal a priceless artefact - a human heart carved from the blackest obsidian - but when the burglary goes horribly wrong, Alex is plunged into the nightmarish world of the Wolves of London, unearthly assassins who will stop at nothing to reclaim the heart. As he races to unlock the secrets of the mysterious object, Alex must learn to wield its dark power - or be destroyed by it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing here is what it seems!

  • By Lesley on 11-30-14

A good horror story.

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

Reviewed: 11-12-14

Would you consider the audio edition of The Wolves of London to be better than the print version?

I don't have it in print version, but I do enjoy the narrator's voice quite a bit to set the tone especially his voice acting for more bass heavy voiced characters.

What did you like best about this story?

The way it started, I was contemplating how it would turn out to be a horror story.

Which character – as performed by Ben Onwukwe – was your favorite?

The Surgeon.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Unexpecting.

Any additional comments?

I really look forward to the second book! I hadn't realized this was going to be a series and now that I know I'm very eager for the next book.

  • Damoren

  • Valducan, Book 1
  • By: Seth Skorkowsky
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,051
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,054

Matt Hollis is the current wielder of the holy weapon, DÄMOREN. With it, he stalks and destroys demons. A secret society called the VALDUCANS has taken an interest in Matt's activities. They see him as a reckless rogue - little more than a "cowboy" corrupted by a monster - and a potential threat to their ancient order. As knights and their sentient weapons begin dying, Matt teams up with other hunters of his kind such as LUIZA, a woman with a conquistador blade; ALLAN, an Englishman with an Egyptian khopesh; MALCOLM, a voodoo priest with a sanctified machete; and TAKAIRA, a naginata-swinging Samurai.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Expendables meets Monster Squad

  • By Adam on 01-06-15

Wasn't what I expected

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

Reviewed: 10-21-14

If you could sum up Damoren in three words, what would they be?

Unique, action packed, a good listen.

What other book might you compare Damoren to and why?

I compared it a lot to Monster Hunter Inc. but it's a lot better than that.

What about R. C. Bray’s performance did you like?

He did a pretty solid job in the voice acting. Though his girl impersonation is a little poor, not bad though.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Kind of, I usually listen to it during my 8 hour shift.

Any additional comments?

I'm looking forward to the next book, the ending really got me intrigued about the origins of the weapons and all that fun stuff.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Sandman Slim

  • By: Richard Kadrey
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,558
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,075
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,086

When he was 19, James Stark was considered to be one of the greatest natural magicians, a reputation that got him demon-snatched and sent downtown - to Hell - where he survived as a gladiator, a sideshow freak entertaining Satan's fallen angels. That was 11 years ago. Now, the hitman who goes only by Stark has escaped and is back in L.A. Armed with a fortune-telling coin, a black bone knife, and an infernal key, Stark is determined to destroy the magic circle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Hallie on 04-24-12

Not bad!

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

Reviewed: 08-30-14

Would you listen to Sandman Slim again? Why?

The main character is enough to keep me interested.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sandman Slim, because he's the bad ass of the story and he pulls it off.

What three words best describe MacLeod Andrews’s voice?

Not fitting to Sandman Slim, I hate to say it. He does fine with everyone else, and even does special effects to talk as the monsters but when he's talking as Sandman Slim who reminds me of Marv instead Sandman Slim sounds like a really skinny teenager with an accent. This isn't bad though, it's something I can easily get over but that is the only part that really bothered me.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

None unfortunately.

Any additional comments?

I understand that this book is old, and I'm not sure when it was done but my only suggestion is to use a deeper cooler voice for Slim.