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  • Hunter

  • By: Heath Stallcup
  • Narrated by: Maxwell Zener
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

Born of Viking stock, careered into the Swedish Navy, Sven Ericsson finds himself in the fabled New World. Away from the restraints of society, the young Northman is dragged into long nights of debauchery, nights that lead him into the waiting arms of a dark beauty who will change his very nature forever. Fighting his new unnatural status, Sven steers clear of humanity, skulking along the fringe of society, and filling his inhuman need with the blood of the outcasts or the easily forgotten.  Centuries later, he is forced to emerge from the dark.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me.

  • By Layla on 09-19-18

If You Make It Past the Opening, A Decent Story

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

I was taken aback by the somewhat sensual opening between the main character and his lover. I don't read book for a 50 shades' type of entertainment...

Having said that, I pushed onward and discovered a somewhat unique take on vampires and the vampire hunter trope.

The story and narrator was both mediocre to me, but I may give another of the author's works a try as the action scenes were well done.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Last Ride

  • By: G. Michael Hopf
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

A girl in pursuit of purpose, a boy hell-bent on revenge, and an old bounty hunter taking his last ride will team up to collect a bounty after a woman is murdered in a small Montana town. Their only obstacle, besides the long 500-mile trek, is that the murderer isn't just anyone, he's the son of a powerful land baron who controls the town. What promised at first to be an easy job will turn into a brutal fight, with the cost being their lives if they fail.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Took too long to get to the good part

  • By Amazon CustomerBeliever on 08-26-18

Terrible Narrator, Story You've Seen Before

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

I've finally found a book I didn't like, and it was a doozy. Without spoiling the story for those who want to read it, it's basically a spin on the movie True Grit.

The characters are bland, the setting is good, but no backstory is given to anyone other than generic stereotypes, and the narrator does nothing to help these issues at all. I'm never heard such a monotone performance on Audible, and was quite shocked to listen to Kevin Pierce. He gives each character the same tone, regardless of male or female, and things like "he barked" or "she shouted" are read without passion or change of tone...

I struggled to finish this book, and I regret to say that.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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  • 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 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

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

Amazing, Can't Wait for the Next One!

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

Wow!!! This book was an amazing experience and I'm so glad I got to listen to it. Rex Jameson is now my new favorite author for fantasy epics, and his writing style details the environment and the characters so vividly. The story was also so engaging, and although it was familiar in parts, the friendship of the two main characters was something special that I hope continues in the series.

I'm looking up Mr. Jameson's remaining works as I type this and will have a hard time waiting until the next chapter of this series is converted into an audiobook...

It also helps that Adam Gold does such a wonderful job with his narration. I've never heard of anything that Mr. Gold has voiced, but I'm going to eagerly seek out his works from now on.

If you're a fan of LotR, WoW, GoT, or anything else nerdy or fantasy based, you'll love this book! Worth every digital bit of your credit!!!


I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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  • The Judas Cypher

  • By: Greg Dragon
  • Narrated by: Tucker McDougall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Dhata Mays has become used to living on the fringes. Unlike most of humanity, the detective treats the synth population with the respect they deserve. But when a gruesome murder points to a synth as the perpetrator, Dhata must do everything in his power to discover an explanation before the case goes public. In a race against time, Dhata discovers a scheme involving cypher hackers, synth prostitutes, and a pair of rival gang bosses that could tear the city apart. For Dhata to keep the uneasy peace, he'll have to track down the murderers himself, but no one said he had to take them alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A light and entertaining Sci-Fi story.

  • By cosmitron on 07-28-18

A Great Start for the Series

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

First, I'd like to express my sincere thanks to Greg Dragon for a copy of this book.

As a huge fan of Sci-Fi & Crime novels, I was excited to receive this book and see how it stood out from the ever expanding sea of books to choose from. Let me say this, if you like either of the two genres, or a story that sets up a world around itself while teasing bigger things to come, get this book.

The story was a little generic at first, but then the details and characters come alive, both in part of Mr. Dragon's writing, as well as Mr. McDougall's narration. While you've heard of things similar in the past no doubt, the way the story is told is definitely unique. If I had to compare it to something, it would be a mix of Blade Runner, Altered Carbon (show as I have yet to read the books), or Black Mirror.

As far as negatives go, I would say that the main character feels fleshed out, only in another story. I didn't know that their was a prequel novel when I asked for a copy of this book, so now I really want to read the prequel as it probably explains Dhata's backstory more. Another thing that could be said is sometimes it seems that Mr. McDougall gives Dhata a kind of "standard" voice when the action slows down. The only way I can think of it would be to say that he's simply "reading" the words, which he is, so I guess I have no argument there haha.

Overall, a great start to a series that I want to continue to read / listen to. Worth the credit in my opinion.


This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • The Ruin

  • By: Dervla McTiernan
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551

When Aisling Conroy's boyfriend Jack is found in the freezing black waters of the river Corrib, the police tell her it was suicide. A surgical resident, she throws herself into study and work, trying to forget - until Jack's sister Maude shows up. Maude suspects foul play, and she is determined to prove it. Cormac Reilly is the detective assigned with the re-investigation of a seemingly accidental overdose 20 years ago - the overdose of Jack and Maude's drug-and-alcohol-addled mother. Reilly is under increasing pressure to charge Maude for murder when his colleague Danny uncovers new evidence....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional Debut

  • By Louanne on 07-18-18

A Fantasitic Crime Drama!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

What can I say about this book...Nothing but praises to start! I'm a big fan of crime dramas, but reading them has sometimes been boring to me. Not this one, and listening to it helped me imagine what the characters were going through as if I was there. The AMAZINGLY TALENTED voice work of Aoife McMahon also helped, and was so great I looked her up to see what else she's voiced!

Dervla McTiernan writes as is she's written dozen of these types of stories, so I was surprised to find out this is her first novel. The intricacies of the characters, as well as their motivations, really came alive to me from her writing. I hope this is a series in the future, because the main cast of characters are great to listen to and trying to guess who done it was great fun as well! Having said all of this, I did have one small problem, and I don't think it's worth losing a star, but I chose 4 out of 5 so that I could explain myself:

The only complaint that I had is that once you start to piece together who did what in the story, it rushes to the conclusion at an almost break-neck pace. That's fine, but then the end happens, and you don't find out the motivations about why the villain did what they did until the epilogue that contains a conversation between a few characters. To me, it felt like the end of a crime show where they explain why the killer did something in the final minutes of the episode.

Maybe I need to re-listen and see if I missed something, but this small thing should not deter you from spending your credit on this book! It was well worth it, and I think I'll change the story to 5 out of 5 once I give this another listen, which I'm doing right now.

GREAT LISTEN!!!

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  • The Trench

  • By: Steve Alten
  • Narrated by: Bruce Reizen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 642
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 573
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571

Its appetite is ravenous. Its teeth scalpel-sharp. Its power unstoppable as it smashes the steel doors holding it in a Monterey, California, aquarium. The captive 20-ton Megalodon shark has tasted human blood, and it wants more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good!

  • By Nathan on 04-25-11

Worthy Sequal. Best Connery Impersenation Ever!

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

Overall, a great sequel to the first Meg novel. I'm continuing my journey across this series, and have yet to be disappointed thus far! My biggest complaint is that I've waited this long to start reading these novels, as they are great action / adventures with a little bit of horror if sharks or deep sea diving terrify you

I was taken aback by the different narrator, as I'd grown accustomed to the first novel's tone. Let me assure you, the work of Bruce Reizen was exceptional! He really does use different voices to portray the characters, and they even used some sort of distortion for when characters were talking between ships and on intercoms. A true highlight for me was the captain of one of the vessels. I've never heard a better impersonation of Sean Connery, hints the title of this review.

If I had to come up with a negative, it would be hard pressed. I was into the story throughout the listen, but towards the end the villains' motivations became a little Bond esque and I found myself glad when the novel switched to a different scene. They didn't take me out of the experience, but I felt the story of the shark and their attempts to stop it were superior in the first novel, and those parts really spoke to me in this novel as well.

Well worth the credit!

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  • The Troop

  • By: Nick Cutter
  • Narrated by: Corey Brill
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,027
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,820
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,817

Once every year, Scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a weekend camping trip - a tradition as comforting and reliable as a good ghost story around a roaring bonfre. The boys are a tight-knit crew. There’s Kent, one of the most popular kids in school; Ephraim and Max, also well-liked and easygoing; then there’s Newt the nerd and Shelley the odd duck. For the most part, they all get along and are happy to be there - which makes Scoutmaster Tim’s job a little easier.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Seriously Messed Up Gruesome Horror

  • By Kim Venatries on 03-13-14

HOLY $#%& ...

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

I'd like to think I'm pretty diverse as far a genres of books that I enjoy, and horror is one of my favorites. Having never read or even heard of anything from Nick Cutter, I decided to buy this book as one of Audible's daily deals... WHAT HAVE I BEEN DOING THIS WHOLE TIME!

This book is amazing as both a horror novel, as well as a reminder that extreme situations bring out the true natures of ourselves and those around us. Reviews claiming this is like Lord of the Flies is correct, but it has so much more going for it than that. Yes, the reviews stating the animal cruelty and violence / gore are also correct, but to me it adds so much more creep factor and edginess to the story, which is mind-blowingly intense!

The narrator Corey Brill, also did a good job. He gives the characters distinct personalities whilst changing his voice very little. Towards the end when the $#&* starts hitting the fan though, oh man! There is a character in particular who really creeped me out, and I don't get that feeling from reading / listening to a book ever.

If you like horror, and can stomach the more gory aspects of death, both human & animal, then this is a book well worth a credit. It truly had me on edge the whole time I was listening...

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  • Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror with Meg: Origins

  • By: Steve Alten
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,126

On a top-secret dive into the Pacific Ocean's deepest canyon, Jonas Taylor found himself face-to-face with the largest and most ferocious predator in the history of the animal kingdom. The sole survivor of the mission, Taylor is haunted by what he's sure he saw but still can't prove exists-Carcharodon megalodon, the massive mother of the great white shark. The average prehistoric Meg weighs in at twenty tons and could tear apart a Tyrannosaurus rex in seconds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read!

  • By Max on 05-19-17

Action Packed & Suspenseful!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

I picked up this book because I love anything and everything to do with sharks. I also wanted to see what the upcoming movie was based on. While I think the plot of the movie is going to be different from this book, the book itself as awesome. I especially loved the opening, which harkened back to Michael Crichton's work. Fans of his will know what I mean, but it was an interesting, thought provoking intro.

The characters themselves are all great with different personalities, and Sean Runnette gives them all distinct voices to reflect this. I loved the nautical aspect of the book itself, as I'm a veteran of the U.S. Navy. I mentioned this because you can tell great time and care was taken in researching the more scientific aspects of the novel.

If you like, action, horror (it's pretty brutal sometimes!), suspense, comedy (great one liners), and adventure, this novel is for you! I'm eagerly awaiting my next credit so I can buy more book in the series!

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  • The Lost World

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,830
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,839

It is now six years since the secret disaster at Jurassic Park, six years since the extraordinary dream of science and imagination came to a crashing end - the dinosaurs destroyed, the park dismantled, the island indefinitely closed to the public. But there are rumors that something has survived.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dodgson! We've got Dodgson here...

  • By Cage on 05-17-12

Classic Crichton. Gets better each time I listen!

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

I'm a HUGE Jurassic Park / Michael Crichton fan, so naturally this, as well as his original novel Jurassic Park, are both in my collection. The book differs vastly from the second movie made by Stephen Spielberg. While the setting and some characters are present in both mediums, the story of the novel is much more contained and tightly woven in my opinion. I'm still a fan of the movie, but something about this novel seems much more fluid and natural.

Scott Brick delivers another stellar performance as well. His pronunciation of the dinosaurs, as well as the different tones he gives each character, brings the sometimes complex dialogue to life in a way anyone can understand. I would recommend anything read by Mr. Brick, simply based on this and a few others titles I've listen to recently. He's great at his craft, no doubt about it.

All in all, this is a great book, written by one of my personal favorite authors, and a great companion to both the novels, as well as the movie legacy that the novels helped create. If you're a fan of dinosaurs, science-fiction, Crichton, Brick, or books in general, give this novel a listen!!!

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