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  • Lonely Magnolia

  • By: John Isaac Jones
  • Narrated by: Tom Zainea
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

A shy, lonely computer genius tries to find love in the digital age. He would never be the same! The story of Pygmalion for the 21st century!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lonely Magnolia

  • By ZOE R on 12-11-17

Not bad, but not great

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

Had a hard time getting into this but I cant bring myself to say it was bad.

  • The Karmadont Chess Set

  • Way of the Shaman, Book 5
  • By: Vasily Mahanenko
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,942
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,828
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,824

Mahan's ready for new adventures - just as the gaming world of Barliona thought it was about to reenter its old comfortable rut. The winds of the Dark Forest have finally died down; Altameda has recognized its new owner while Geranika is nursing new schemes of global destruction. Would Mahan be happy with this predictable old life? We think not!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pissed Off!!! (5 stars)

  • By Parker on 05-22-17

Hype train left but I dont remember getting off

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

I tried for so long to like this book. At first I thought it was that i was burned out on litrpg books, but others are still holding my interest. Its been months of trying to listen to this and get that spark back from the first two books but every time I lose interest again and sind myself eyeing other series. It could be just me but the feel of the story has changed and I cant even put my finger on where the change was. Its by no means a bad book, which is all the more confusing for me. If you liked the rest of the series then this isint too different but I think its just been leaning further and further from the feel of the first and its just finally reached my limit.

  • Please Don't Tell My Parents I Have a Nemesis

  • Please Don't Tell My Parents Series, Book 4
  • By: Richard Roberts
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286

It's summertime for supervillains! Or maybe not, because for Penelope Akk, there is still one foe she has yet to defeat: her own reputation as Bad Penny. It's been a fun ride: fighting adult heroes, going to space, and inspiring the rest of her school to open up about their own powers. Sooner or later, that ride has to end, and with school out of the way Penny is hatching a mad scheme to end it on her own terms. Will that go smoothly? Of course not. Penny's left too many unsolved problems behind her already, like ghosts, crazy friends, and angry little girls from Jupiter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • CLIFFHANGER!!

  • By Jewelziet on 02-07-18

Another great adventure.

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

Book 4 with Penny and the gang and I cant find it in me to complain. Most familiar faces return for at least a scene or two and the ending left me looking forward to whenever book 5 comes around. On the slight downside it is not the greatest book to just pick up on its own without reading the prior books.

  • Tamer 4: King of Dinosaurs

  • By: Michael-Scott Earle
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,464
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,398
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,394

Control dinosaurs. Tame women. Rule the world. Victor Shelby and his harem of beautiful alien women have defeated their first enemy tribe, but their troubles are far from over. A new enemy brings terror from the sky, and Victor must do everything in his power to protect the women that he loves. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great one from MSE!

  • By Nicole C. on 10-16-18

Things are starting to get too smuty

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

First off, i liked this book well enough. the problem is I wanted and should have loved this book. The story is still interesting, and seeing how everything is comming togeather is still fun but its like every third scene is a sex scene. While im no prude it feels like its bogging down the book.

  • Super Powereds: Year 4

  • Super Powereds, Book 4
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 60 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,179
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,943
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,923

The final year at Lander has finally arrived for the Melbrook students and their peers, and with it comes a whole new set of challenges. Still reeling from the events of their junior year, the remaining students will have to push past their pain - and so much more - if they hope to be one of the 10 to claim the title of Hero upon graduation. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Its finally over....what do I do with my life now?

  • By Jared on 07-11-18

Its finally over....what do I do with my life now?

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

Before I go on what might end up being a massive tangent, this series is possibly my all time favorite I have ever read/listened to and I am quite literally unable to express in words how highly I want to praise this book. Buy it, read it and enjoy the ride.

~Tangent mode engage~
I have always loved Drew Hayes works. It has gotten to the point where if I see a book from him I don't even look at the book summery, I just get it because I simply know it is going to be good. Its how I picked up the first installment of this series. Two years ago I saw a preorder for a book labeled "Super Powereds Year 1" I got it and the next day when it was available for download I went to work as usual and started listening as I worked at the daily grind. The book was 26 hours long and I think I finished that book in three days. Meeting Vince, Roy, Hershel, Mary, and Nick, learning about their powers and fears. Seeing them overcome that first year had me hooked more than I could have ever expected. And Drew could not have picked a better narrator than Kyle McCarley, with his range of voices breathing life into each character.
When the second book came along I vividly remember getting angry because I hadn't known it was out yet and started listening to it a few days after the fact. But as soon as I had seen it, another credit was quickly shelled out and the story developed more. The class was smaller, but here and there some familiar faces were around outside of the main circle that I could remember. I was growing to know the class of lander and each power was getting interesting applications. Hell, Drew managed to make the day to day drama between student interesting even when bombshells weren't dropping. In no time at all the 32 hour book had sped along and ended on me leaving me waiting for the next installment.
Just shy of a year and I had the next book. Now things were getting intense. The training was ramping up and plots deepening. It was about halfway through that book that I realized that I had gotten to the point I was remembering each students powers and names. I suppose that might be a simple thing but to just see someone mention one of the other minor characters, and not even need a moment to think about who their talking about with a cast this expansive is an impressive feat in my opinion at least. Every character was becoming familiar, adding to the story in different ways. With each book getting longer you would think it might last longer, but every time the books felt like they were getting devoured faster.
Corpies came out next, and even with me normally hating side stories, I was drawn into the adventures with Titan and couldn't stop from loving the book. It was so good I would have followed any of the characters if Drew went all out and did a spinoff book of a spinoff book.
One more year passed before this book came out. A new job has me unable to listen to books nearly as long as I used to. Even so, bit by bit I chipped away at this 60 hour monster of a finale. Plots came together and schemes were resolved. With a cast this large I can only even think of one plot thread that wasn't completely and entirely wrapped up and resolved one way or another. That is not to be taken as a detraction either, if anything I mean it as a massive complement to Drew. Almost nothing felt forgotten. When this book came to a close and the epilogue mentions a 10 year jump I felt genuine sadness. Not for the way things ended, which was simply amazing, but because with an ending like this I doubt we will be seeing another installment in this series. This world that Drew has made and these characters will always have a cherished place in my heart.

All of that and the most wonderful thing about it?
Not counting the time I have spent re listening to this series, or playing a bit of the first one to hook in a friend to try the books out, this series is easily 180 hours. That is over 7 and a half days of my life I have spent with these books. Now that its over, I look back on them all and smile remembering the highs and lows. Great memories of the truly epic battles and the mundane moments that charmed me. And I find myself reaching over for my phone to download the first book once more.

37 of 37 people found this review helpful

  • Knights Magi

  • The Spellmonger Series, Book 4
  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,950
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,542

When the Magelord Minalan, the Spellmonger's two apprentices, Tyndal and Rondal, were knighted after the battle of Timberwatch, they were dubbed Knights Magi: a new class of nobility for distinguished High Magi. Designed to combine the pursuit of arcane knowledge with the noble aspirations of chivalry, it elevated them above common warmage...in theory. The problem was they had no idea how to be a Knight Mage...because no one had ever been one before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I find the reviews misleading

  • By Devin Anderson on 09-01-18

A good edition to the plot even if its a sidestory

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

I hate side stories. I want to make that clear up front, and let it be known that its mostly what keeps this book from hitting higher stars. With other series I might have passed this book over entirely, but the spellmonger series so far has been a bit to expansive not to keep up with each release. The story itself is somewhat solid with only a few points which had me scratching my head. The performance from John Lee on the other hand is up to his normal high standard and you'll hear no complaints from me on that one. So all in all, if you can stand books that only feature the series main character in a few scenes you'll probably enjoy this as its not terrible, just somewhat of a pet peeve of mine.

  • Second Hand Curses

  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello, Marc Vietor, Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,493
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,391

When your fairy godmother threatens to enslave you with a curse - when a malevolent piper solves your rat problem but steals your children - when you seek revenge on the prince who turned you into a frog - who can you turn to in your hour of need? The band of scoundrels known far and wide as the Bastard Champions - the swashbuckling trio who travel a world of legend, seeking adventure and righting wrongs - as long as there's enough gold to be earned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Second Hand Curses is First Rate Storytelling!

  • By Tony E. on 11-22-17

Different take of some of fictions best characters

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

Its hard to talk about much in this book without giving away some of the twists and reveals. While this book I wouldn't really say is a thriller or suspense book I do think it would be a disservice to elaborate on them. All the same I cant help but rate at 5 stars and highly recommend this book if you have enjoyed any other of Drew Hayes' works.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Morningwood: Everybody Loves Large Chests (Vol.1)

  • By: Neven Iliev
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,856
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,658

Large chests are said to encompass all manner of hopes and dreams. Men covet them. Women envy them. But one fact holds true - everyone wants to get their hands on some big ones. The same holds true for one intrepid adventurer - a strapping young lad by the name of Himmel. Armed with his grandfather's trusty longsword and the dream of being the strongest, he sets out on the journey of a lifetime!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really Entertaining

  • By HeatherY on 11-23-17

Almost dont want to admit how much I enjoyed this

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

This book is dumb. It is at times borderline smut. The characters are not revolutionary. The story line is not something that will go down in history as a pillar of its genre..........and yet the simple fact is that this book is fun. I have come to expect high standards from Jeff Hays performances and he dose not disappoint here but start to finish this book is just entertaining. I think the closest thing I can bring it to is watching a troma film or the latest sharknado. Sometimes something is awful, and because of that you cant help but love it. Soon as I can suppress the shame I figure I will be going for book 2

  • Scythe

  • By: Neal Shusterman
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,572
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,156

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: Humanity has conquered all those things and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life - and they are commanded to do so in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe - a role that neither wants. These teens must master the "art" of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Immortal until you're Gleaned

  • By G. Grimsley on 06-27-17

Not sure what I expected, but couldnt be happier

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

With most of the books I listen to on audible its a matter of knowing a author or narrator, possibly even word of mouth. Then sometimes I simply see a cover that catches my eye and decide to roll the dice. Since this was the latter of those I gave the preview a glance to make sure it wouldn't end up being a smutty romance or something else outside of my usual venues and picked it up when no red flags came up. Simple concept, humans are now functionally immortal but someone still needs to cut back the population. But instead of another passingly interesting book I put on in the background I found myself drawn into the book more than I expected. The characters were memorable enough and at times even managed to strike emotional chords with me. I don't know if this is the book is for everyone, but I can say for sure I don't regret at all giving the book a chance.

  • Elon Musk

  • Biography of the Billionaire Tech Mogul Who is Pushing Humanity Forward
  • By: Dan Scott
  • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
  • Length: 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Elon Musk is a South African-born Canadian-American business magnate, investor, engineer, and inventor. He is the founder, CEO, and CTO of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla Inc.; co-founder and chairman of SolarCity; co-chairman of OpenAI; co-founder of Zip2; and founder of X.com, which merged with Confinity and took the name PayPal. As of February 2017, he has an estimated net worth of 13.9 billion, making him the 94th wealthiest person in the world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • If you're a follower, there's nothing new here.

  • By Bikram Agarwal on 03-01-18

After this, I am 90% sure Elon is a supervillan

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

I remember reading a headline about Elon Musk when he started selling actual flamethrowers. Then I had a chance to listen and review a book about him so I jumped at the chance. This guy, I cant decide if he seems more tony stark or more dr. evil. On one hand he dose so much good I cant help but respect the man. On the other....if someone told me the man had a moat of lava around his house I would be surprised, but I wouldn't really question the validity of it. The world is better for having this man in it and as far as biography's go I Highly recommend this one.