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  • Zero G

  • By: Dan Wells
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller, Margaret Ying Drake, Josh Hurley, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,425
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,385

Twelve-year-old Zero is traveling with 20,000 people for 105 years to colonize a new planet. Everyone is in stasis, so they'll be safe during the trip, but when Zero's pod malfunctions it wakes him early, like 105 years early. At first he's excited to be the only one awake - he has the entire ship to himself, so he can go anywhere and see and do and eat anything he wants - but when a family of space pirates show up, trying to hijack the ship and kidnap the colonizers, Zero has to think fast and find a way to stop them all on his own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Passengers movie with space pirates

  • By Kingsley on 12-07-18

Home Alone ... in Space

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

Reviewed: 02-21-19

Home Alone ... in Space.

So while I was listening to this, all I was thinking about was one of my favorite Christmas movies. Home Alone. The comparisons are many.
A kid, left home alone.
A kid, on a space ship to fend for himself while everyone else is in stasis chambers.
Criminals show up at the door, trying to steal from the home.
Criminals show up at the spaceship, trying to steal from it.
Pranks to stop the bad guys.
Pranks to stop the bad guys.

This book was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed it, and am looking forward to more from Dan Wells in Sci-Fi.

  • Case of the Holiday Hijinks

  • Corgi Case Files, Volume 3
  • By: Jeffrey M. Poole
  • Narrated by: Bob Johnson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

There’s a Grinch in Pomme Valley! Someone is stealing presents right from under the noses of unsuspecting homeowners and leaving no trace of how he broke in. And, to make matters even more baffling, he’s stealing only presents! Corgis Sherlock and Watson are on the case! Accompanied by their reluctant human, Zack, the unlikely trio must find out who’s responsible for the thefts and stop him before anyone gets hurt. The townsfolk are scared. City officials are nervous. Can Zack and the dogs put a stop to this crime spree before Christmas is ruined for everyone?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sherlock and Watson!

  • By Amanda on 01-22-19

Fantastic Narration - Fantastic Story!

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

Another fantastic installment of this mystery series. I'm loving the corgis, the characters, and the overall story of this series. The voice is well done, as is the narration of the audio book. You can really get a sense of the character in this book, and you look forward to what he'll do and say next. And at times, you'd like to just smack him on the side of the head to tell him to listen to the darn corgis when they point something out to him!

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  • The Afterlife Academy

  • By: Frank L. Cole
  • Narrated by: Reuben Corbett
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Fans of Adam Gidwitz and Neil Gaiman will love this middle-grade adventure about two boys, a mysterious, old book with some dark secrets, and a horde of angry demons. Nothing could go wrong, right? When Walter Prairie is struck dead by a bolt of lightning, he's fast-tracked through the Afterlife Academy and assigned as a Guardian Agent to protect a High-Level Target. Walter's HLT, Charlie Dewdle, isn't the most popular kid in school. He's a bit paranormally obsessed. And he has just found an old book that could be used to open the Gateway for demons to wreak havoc on earth.' Now, it's up to Charlie and Walter to fight an eclectic horde of enemies and protect humankind at all costs. But saving the world isn't so easy. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Engaging Story!

  • By Jessica Kramer on 04-05-18

Brilliant Middle-Grade novel

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

A brilliant Middle-Grade novel that captures humor, wit, and non-stop action. First of all, the narrator of the audio book is fantastic. His voice really brings life to the story. This is a unique story where a young boy who dies, goes to the Afterlife Academy. There, he is sent back to earth, to help out another kid who is in need. He realizes he is out of his league, and accidentally ends up inside of the teenage boy. He's trapped, but can communicate with him in his head. They have an epic adventure, and humor follows the whole way through the book. I'm looking forward to the rest of this series!

  • Darklanding Omnibus Books 01-03: Assignment Darklanding, Ike Shot the Sheriff, & Outlaws

  • By: Scott Moon, Craig Martelle
  • Narrated by: Cal Lumney
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

A frontier world. One sheriff. And all the action one spaceport can't hold. Darklanding is the wild, wild west of known space. Sheriff Thaddeus Fry will never completely leave the battlefields of Centauri Prime. His assignment as the sheriff of Darklanding could be a do-nothing job, or it could get him killed. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Space-Western

  • By CAP on 12-19-18

Space-Western

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

Book 1:
A short installment, but a lot of fun. This all takes place on a planet, and it's all about the mines, or the resources that are needed for the rest of the galaxy, and a sheriff who's in charge of keeping the peace on the planet, with the humans, and with the aliens.

Book 2:
Another great installment, though again, a shorter book. It's still a lot of fun, and you get to see some classic shootout western action as we have the sheriff versus bandits. And don't forget the alien deputy!

Book 3:
Now you have the sheriff chasing outlaws, in another classic Space-Western. Another short one, but still lots of fun. And this time, you have the sheriffs sidekick, his alien pet, a pig-dog at his side to save the day. You can really tell how Mr. Martelle loves his pets, as they shine through nearly ever piece of his writing.

  • The Coilhunter Chronicles - Omnibus (Books 1-3)

  • By: Dean F. Wilson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318

Three audiobooks from the Coilhunter Chronicles: Coilhunter, Rustkiller, and Dustrunner. Welcome to the Wild North, a desolate wasteland where criminals go to hide - if they can outlast the drought and the dangers of the desert. Or the dangers of something else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dean F Wilson, starting off great!

  • By Jessica Bond on 11-06-18

Fantasy-Western - Wild West at its finest

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

Book 1:
When I first set upon this series, I thought this was a Space-Western. However, this is a Fantasy-Western. Though, the voice, it's beautiful. The author really captures the Wild West, and you can imagine an old sepia western movie along every step. The character he creates is intriguing with a haunted past. It's so much fun, you don't want to put the book down! The narrator, the same guy who did The Martian, did a phenomenal job as well.

Book 2:
Another fantastic adventure with the Coilhunter. Now you know about his past, but now he has to decide what he is going to do with his future. He wants to help people. But to do so, he has to kill people. Bad people. It's the wild west people, or as in the book, the Wild North. So strap on your guns, grab your horse, and enjoy the ride!

Book 3:
These books just get better and better. I really love the feel of the Wild West and TV Westerns that this author brings. There's a bit more fantasy in this novel as we have a bit of Indian-style shape shifting. This is one series you won't be able to put down!

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  • Seven Sisters

  • Seven Sisters Series, Book 1
  • By: M.L. Bullock
  • Narrated by: Emily Lawrence
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

Carrie Jo has a secret - she dreams about the past. The handsome and wealthy Ashland Stuart has hired her to uncover the history and the secrets of Seven Sisters, an aging antebellum mansion in sultry downtown Mobile, Alabama. A series of dreams, an untimely death, and the betrayal of someone she loves lead her back in time to uncover the truth about a missing young heiress and a web of secrets.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not really a series

  • By Biz on 05-11-16

Ghosts, Memories, and Mystery

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

A fun mystery and ghost story. This story has a few flashbacks, which our main character witnesses, in her dreams. She wakes up after having dreams of people from a former life, and it's the same people who connect with her current project, renovating the Seven Sisters home. This book is fast-paced and a lot of fun, but--beware, it ends in a cliffhanger that makes you beg for more.

  • Oaths

  • Dragon Blood, Book 8
  • By: Lindsay Buroker
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138

General Ridgewalker Zirkander is getting married. Sardelle - the woman who’s battled dragons, shamans, and countless enemy soldiers at his side - has accepted his proposal, and it’s the perfect time for a wedding. It’s been two months since any dragons or sorceresses attacked the city, the Cofah haven’t come after their kidnapped emperor, and King Angulus has stopped yelling at Ridge for his inadvertent role in destroying the castle.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Pure fan service

  • By Anonymous User on 07-10-18

The Marriage is finally here..

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

Marriage. Dragons. And plots of theft. Compared to the rest of the Dragon Blood series, this one is quite a bit tamer, which I really enjoyed. I'm glad they could have a semi-relaxing time after all the chaos of the earlier books. Some of the timeline is surprising to me. I felt like after the 7 books, it had spanned many years, but according to a piece of narrative in here, it'd only been like a year and a half since the first book. I thought that was a whole lot of junk to happen in two years. Anyway, I really enjoyed the book, the dragons, and as always, the brilliant characters that Lindsay Buroker has developed.

  • Crecheling

  • The Buza System, Book 1
  • By: D. J. Butler
  • Narrated by: Marla Truini
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Buza System is Dyan’s world. She has been a Crecheling, one of the System’s children, trained in a broad range of skills and knowledge and prepared to take her place as an Urbane, a full-fledged adult member of the desert community with a Calling given to her by the System and its Cogitant Council. Between receiving her Calling and admission into the System, though, stand the Hanging and the Selection. The System has a lesson it wants to teach Dyan about death. Against that brutal experience, and entwined within it, destiny has a different lesson for her, about the family she has never known…and about love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique twist on post apocalyptic drama

  • By Melissa Parker West on 03-04-19

Thinning out the herd..

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

An interesting adventure. This isn't your typical read. There is a very twisted government in this world, where sacrifices are made to 'thin out the herd' of humans, or that is what they are told. If there weren't sacrifices, they would overgrow and die out, like trees or deer. But suddenly, after some of these people fight back, a young woman, who is part of the system, starts to question everything. And she begins to wonder if the sacrifices are necessary, or if it is just something the government does to oppress its people into obedience.
An intriguing piece, if a bit odd at times. I recommend it if you're looking for a story outside of the box.

  • The People's Necromancer

  • The Age of Magic, Book 1
  • By: Rex Jameson
  • Narrated by: Adam Gold
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

The golden age of man is coming to a close and enemies surround the civilized world. Lulled into a false sense of security by isolation and pervasive peace, human lords hatch petty schemes to weaken their rivals and gain favor with the throne. Meanwhile, an ancient darkness stirs beneath the Great Northern Mountains and the orcish hordes grow restless just beyond the Southern Peaks. Out of the chaos at the end of the Tranquility Era, a new breed of hero arrives to forge an age of sorcery and mayhem. And into this chaos comes the Necromancer!  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sets the scene

  • By Claire on 09-02-18

A Necromancer, a Friend

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

Compelling plot, intriguing characters, and a narrator that brings the world to life more than anyone I've seen. Adam Gold delivers a masterpiece.

What's better than a good-guy necromancer? This story has a very unique twist for a high fantasy. This necromancer isn't bad. In fact, he wants to do good. He brings people back from the dead, and they go village to village to stop the Red Army, who have been attacking villages. And the main character is aided the whole way by his undead friend.

This promises to be an excellent series, and I look forward to reading the rest of it!

  • Lost City

  • Tales of Lentari Series, Book 1
  • By: Jeffrey Poole
  • Narrated by: Bridger Conklin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

When a young dwarf child is forced to undergo a challenging quest, three warriors - and a scholar - join together to track down a long lost piece of dwarven history. Coming face-to-face with the rarest wildlife Lentari has to offer, soaring high through the clouds in the clutches of the dragons, and trying to solve the most cryptic scavenger hunt anyone has ever seen, five dwarves are led on a quest to solve a mystery that has confounded their fellow dwarves for centuries. Let the treasure hunt begin! 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story!

  • By Diane on 02-21-19

Finding the Lost City of..

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

This is a fun adventure where a young boy has some sort of tattoo, but it's actual a map to a lost world. A small group of people go on an adventure, and it's non-stop fun from there. I wish it didn't move around the characters so much so we could get deeper into each individual, but otherwise, a fun, clean adventure that promises to be the beginning of a fantastic series. The narration was well done as well.