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  • Wild Wastes: Southern Storm

  • By: Randi Darren
  • Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 548
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 546

Before World War II could reach its conclusion, the world suffered what could only be defined as a cataclysm. Now, Yosemite city stands as the gateway between two worlds and an equal power in the continent. Unfortunately, it’s surrounded on all sides by those who would love to see them fail. Standing at the top of Yosemite is the warrior king Vince, a ranger turned city state ruler. Supporting him in his endeavors is his inner circle. With a firm grasp on Yosemite, Vince has solidified his borders.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • ok, but....

  • By Matthew Damuth on 09-10-18

insane ending

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-18

I love it and I will probably go a bit mad waiting for the next book from this world to come out.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cherry Blossom Girls

  • By: Harmon Cooper
  • Narrated by: Justin Thomas James, Annie Ellicott, Laurie Catherine Winkel, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 480

I was a just normal guy until the night the cherry blossoms bloomed, the night that Grace appeared on my doorstep. A failed sci-fi writer, a gamer, but a normal guy nonetheless. Grace was everything I was not - a psychic shifter, beautiful beyond my wildest imagination, a government conspiracy waiting to be unraveled. And that was before the second superpowered woman showed up to kill us both.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cherry Blossom Gals can'tcha come out tonight

  • By Ray Johnson on 04-08-18

original at least

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-20-18

The character concepts are unique but the story is fairly typical and predictable. Could do with more fluff.

  • Supers: Ex Heroes

  • By: Jamie Hawke
  • Narrated by: Justin Thomas James, Laurie Catherine Winkel, Annie Ellicott, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269

I never believed in superheroes. I certainly didn't believe I'd become one, or that strategically forming a harem of hot chicas and getting down with them to unlock my superpowers would be the key to my survival. Did I say my survival? I meant the universe's. No, really.... That's exactly what happened when I was taken to a galaxy of supers, thrown into a prison ship full of villains, and told it was up to me to stop them all. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 30% awesome story line 70 % sex scenes..lol

  • By Joshua on 07-13-18

Fun story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-20-18

Though the intimate encounters are a bit funny to me after the number of steamy books I've recently listened to recently, the action is fun and the imagery is well played out. Great choose of narrators, in my not so humble opinion.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Tainted Steel

  • Tales of the Weird and Woeful
  • By: Aaron Hollingsworth, Cassandra Lee Hollingsworth
  • Narrated by: Danny Montooth
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Laid out upon these frail leaves is a banquet of delectable misfortunes and savory tragedies. Partake of these melancholy morsels of bile and brine, of wrath and regret. Sample vintages of fermented tears and distilled blood. Lick the sharp edges of cursed blades, and nibble frail hopes set on platters of tarnished silver. Strange sorrows warp the palette of perception and bring about subtle ruin and uncanny vigor. Indulge in the filling robustness of Tainted Steel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I've got tainted love for these tainted tales

  • By Ray Johnson on 02-11-18

Intriguing collection

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-16-18

A well thought out collection of shorts, that encompass a wide variety of subjects and styles.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blades VR

  • By: Terry Schott
  • Narrated by: Chris Ciulla
  • Length: 21 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 94

Put your dice and paper away. Turn off that computer. Blades of Verchinor, the most popular fantasy role-playing game of all time, is now the world’s first fully immersive virtual reality game! Okay, maybe there are a few glitches and bugs. Perhaps the NPC’s and monsters aren’t behaving exactly as expected. And sure, the creator who can fix issues such as these is missing, but this shouldn’t worry you. Life’s an adventure, right? Step through the portal and enter a new reality.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • decent but convoluted

  • By Daniel on 07-16-18

decent but convoluted

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-16-18

The story is interesting but with the limited vocal range of the narrator it canbe a bit of a challenge to follow when the characters chamber if you're not praying full attention to it. The ending is fairly complete but still leaves a lot of confusion, which I did find a bit frustrating. Otherwise it is a decent book.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Cost of Survival: A LitRPG Apocalypse

  • The System Apocalypse, Book 3
  • By: Tao Wong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335

The Onlivik Spores have been defeated; the dungeon tamed but at great cost. John and his friends are reeling from the losses, but the countdown to full integration to the System continues. Threatened by System-integrated races and new, more powerful monsters, John will need to get creative if he and the city are to survive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another good book in this series...

  • By Christopher on 07-11-18

Great ending

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-18

The ending of this book brings a tidy close to the series. There were a few loose ends. But this book raps up the story well enough to make the ending satisfying, while still leaving room for more.

  • Life in the North: An Apocalyptic LitRPG

  • The System Apocalypse, Book 1
  • By: Tao Wong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 716
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 677
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675

All John wanted to do was get away for his life in Kluane National Park for a weekend. Hike, camp, and chill. Instead, the world comes to an end in a series of blue boxes, animals start evolving, and monsters start spawning. Now, he has to survive the apocalypse, get back to civilization, and not lose his mind. Life in the North is book one of the System Apocalypse, a litRPG apocalypse series that combines modern day life, science fiction, and fantasy elements along with game mechanics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book! Negative reviews are misleading!

  • By adam on 08-13-18

very emotional but action packed

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-18

The story flows pretty smoothly, with action and character development flowing naturally. Though the main character hits a bit too close to home, the author's insight into that particular state of mind is impressive and helps to draw in the reader to caring about the protagonist. Worth the read.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Builder's Sword

  • The Legendary Builder, Book 1
  • By: J.A. Cipriano
  • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,120
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,117

Arthur Curie never expected to wind up in Hell. At least, not because he found an ancient sword in a pawnshop. To make matters worse, Hell isn't as he thought. It's a desolate wasteland under siege by an all-consuming void known as the Darkness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth listening, entertaining Things to know tho

  • By Joshua on 11-08-17

decent

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-18

Fun story line but character development and follow through is a bit lacking. Not sure if I'll continue the series though.

  • 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 6,631
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,315
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,299

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

hilarious and awesome

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-18

It's a great book. definitely enjoying it. Fair warning, the echo means he's thinking to himself without needing to say as much.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 196,074
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 183,071
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182,678

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Awesome

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-17

Most classic gamers will definitely appreciate this book. It's especially funny when you get to the user council elections. XD