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  • Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge

  • By: John Ringo, Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,327
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,976
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,959

When marine private Oliver Chadwick Gardenier is killed in the marine barrack bombing in Beirut, somebody who might be Saint Peter gives him a choice: Go to heaven, which, while nice, might be a little boring, or return to earth. The Boss has a mission for him, and he's to look for a sign. He's a marine: He'll choose the mission. Unfortunately, the sign he's to look for is "57". Which, given the food services contract in Bethesda Hospital, creates some difficulty. Eventually it appears that God's will is for Chad to join a group called Monster Hunters International.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • My first in the monster hunter series

  • By Randall on 06-20-18

not for everyone, read this before you buy

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

Reviewed: 03-27-17

Any additional comments?

i really enjoyed this story, but..
i totally get what the negative reviews are saying. i can see how the main character becomes obnoxious. he is not directly bad or annoying but is too good to be real. he is like superman and even i was waiting for him to be knocked down a peg. he is virtually perfect, mentally and physically and women cant say no.
even with this i enjoy the story and all the background on the monsters and MHI.
so if you have no problem ignoring certain things about the story, then you can enjoy this one. if you cant and get really wrapped in a story and have to like a character, then you'll probably not like this one.

9 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Vostok

  • By: Steve Alten
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 272

East Antarctica: the coldest, most desolate location on earth. Two-and-a-half miles below the ice cap is Vostok, a 6,000 square mile liquid lake, over 1,000 feet deep, left untouched for more than 15 million years. Now, marine biologist Zachary Wallace and two other scientists aboard a submersible tethered to a laser will journey 13,000 feet beneath the ice into this unexplored realm to discover Mesozoic life-forms long believed extinct - and an object of immense power responsible for the evolution of modern man.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Id have to say I was greatly disappointed

  • By Stevie Havoc on 01-26-17

good but more sci-fi

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

Reviewed: 02-16-17

Any additional comments?

this book starts off like meg or the loch, feels very familiar. about half way thru it becomes a sci-fi story, and not monsters but space. i think this is the root of the negative reviews. it is out of character but it doesn't make the book bad. just go into this book knowing there is a turn.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Zombie Bigfoot

  • Creature Quest Series, Book 1
  • By: Nick Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

"Bigfoot is real." That's what primatologist Dr. Sarah Bishop's father told her before his academic disgrace and untimely death. Now, Sarah is eager to restore her father's good name. Survival show host Russ Cloud is just as eager to boost his plummeting ratings. They'll both have a shot at redemption when they find themselves hired by eccentric billionaire Cameron Carson. After a series of his publicity stunts end in spectacular failure, Carson has a plan to redeem his tarnished image: capture a live Sasquatch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By Todd (Toad) Vogel on 03-14-17

give it a chance

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

Reviewed: 02-02-17

Any additional comments?

i must have passed this book 5 times while searching for other monster books, and eventually i had to give it a change.
its pretty good for a light read. i do wish it was slightly longer, not Stephen King longer but slightly, just to get to know the characters a bit more. i didn't feel much when they died, lived or succeeded.
the title pretty much explains the story line, so dont get it expecting something informative or science based. it is a simple fun light read about an old legend.
i cant wait for book 2. if anyone hears anything about a second book, please post it here
thanks
and thank you mr sullivan, i thoroughly enjoyed it

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The End of Summer

  • Thirteen Tales of Halloween
  • By: J. Tonzelli
  • Narrated by: Jay B. Scott
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 53

The world's oldest celebration comes to life in The End of Summer: Thirteen Tales of Halloween, an anthology that honors the darkest and strangest night of the year. Each story is designed to be intrinsically and intimately about Halloween - its traditions, its myths, and its effects - and they run the gamut from horrifying to heartbreaking. Demons are faced, death is defied, and love is tested. And not everyone makes it out alive. The End of Summer has arrived.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spooky Halloween Fun!

  • By CLOregon on 07-07-15

good not great

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

Reviewed: 10-17-16

Any additional comments?

ok the main thing id like to say is that the reader sounded like he'd been reading out loud all day, and this was his last book before he got to go home. he sounded careful, as to not mess up but not enthusiastic. you'll understand once you hear him. so I cant fairly rate the stories, I feel the reading takes away from them and they might be better than I think.
with that being said, his voice isn't annoying, just blah, and the stories do make you feel very Halloweenie.
so don't expect a great work of literature, but it is a fun read, like a young adults quality book.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Bigger Leaner Stronger

  • The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body
  • By: Michael Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jeff Justus
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,814
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,419

Michael Matthews' number one best-selling natural bodybuilding book with more than 400,000 copies sold. If you want to build muscle, lose fat, and look great as quickly as possible without steroids, good genetics, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements ... regardless of your age ... then you want to listen to this book. Building muscle and burning fat isn't as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. This book is the shortcut. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Back to Basics: Lift Heavy, Eat Well..it will come

  • By S. White on 05-29-15

NEW IRON CHAPEL BIBLE

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

Reviewed: 03-05-16

Any additional comments?

this is a great book. i have kept Arnold's book in my Iron Chapel (home gym and Army gym) since i started lifting in 97, and now i have to retire it for this book. calm down! i mean no offense to Arnold, The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding is still there and Ive actually bought multiple copies to give out and leave for soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. but i consider it the old testament now and this is the new testament.
back to this book. its great, a lot of science i know, but read through it and it will review and simplify everything and the end of each subject, don't worry. if you are unsure about some of the material then look it up and be sure. don't just jump on board. but I'm sure you will find mike has done his research and his information is solid.
now read it and go lift!

  • Muscle Myths: 50 Health & Fitness Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making

  • Build Healthy Muscle
  • By: Michael Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jeff Justus
  • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 260

Muscle Myths was written to debunk the most commonplace and harmful gimmicks, fads, myths, and misinformation in the health and fitness industry. With the information in this book, you can save the money, time, and frustration of buying into misleading diet plans and products that promise unattainable results. You can become your own personal trainer and start getting real results with your diet and exercise.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Decent material, but the reader sounds like a punk

  • By Roy Simpson on 11-11-14

great to the the point

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

Reviewed: 02-23-16

Any additional comments?

i really enjoyed this read and the information makes sense and can be looked up for verification. i follow another fitness personality and their information if on the same page. its a great read and reminds you of a lot of things, you may have forgotten from bigger leaner stronger or thinner leaner stronger. if your new to Mike Matthews and not sure if you should invest, this book may be a good choice before bigger leaner stronger. i thought so. im a long time lifter and it helped me simplify and correct some of the mistakes i was making in the gym and in my diet while i read bigger leaner stronger.

  • The Bunnicula Collection: Books 4-7

  • Nighty-Nightmare; Return to Howliday Inn; Bunnicula Strikes Again!; Bunnicula Meets Edgar Allan Crow
  • By: James Howe
  • Narrated by: Victor Garber, Patrick Mulvihill
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

The Bunnicula Collection: Books 4-7 contains four more funny and spooky stories from the beloved series by James Howe.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • terrible customer support passable book

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-16-16

Loved the books!

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

Reviewed: 02-05-16

Loved listening to the bunnicula series. My only complaint was the change of narrators for the 7th book. I did not care for the voices on the 7th book.

  • Ascendance

  • By: John Birmingham
  • Narrated by: Mark Zeisler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138

The Horde has been raising hell and leveling cities from New York to Los Angeles, keeping Dave and his fellow monster killer, Russian spy Karin Varatschevsky, very busy. But when the legions of hell invade the small seaside town his boys call home, Dave has to make a call. Save the world? Or save his family? Not as easy a choice as you'd think, since Dave's ex-wife expects to be saved, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it, and I hope the story continues

  • By STEVEN on 08-13-15

still good but Dave doesnt learn

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

Reviewed: 11-12-15

Any additional comments?

the story is good and goes along with the other two. i like the series but find myself not liking dave as much. i know there are tons of guys out there that are very Dave, but how is this guy the hero and doing the right thing.
i can see his personality allowing him to continue being a good guy while having unlimited power. so it becomes unbelievable.
BUT THE STORY IS GOOD and the other characters make up for him.

  • Good Intentions

  • By: Elliott Kay
  • Narrated by: Tess Irondale
  • Length: 22 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,038
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,896
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,898

He knew it was a dumb stunt from the start. A midnight run through a cemetery to impress a couple of girls is hardly the stuff of legend, but Alex Carlisle longs to escape the crushing mediocrity of life after high school. Then he stumbles upon the ritual, and the cultists, and two bound and bloodied women. Alex intervenes and the ritual blows up in his face, leaving him bound to them both: Rachel and Lorelei, an angel and a succubus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done with a side of porn?

  • By Sean O'Meara on 09-15-15

good and dirty

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

Reviewed: 10-06-15

Any additional comments?

this is actually a cool story and scenario. if you read 50 shades then you can hear all the sex stuff and still understand the story line. there's a lot of sex. besides that tho, the reader is pleasant and the story is interesting. its literally a guys fantasy, but im sure more women enjoy this book.

  • A Long Time Until Now

  • By: Michael Z. Williamson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
  • Length: 22 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,938
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,811
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,816

A military unit is thrust back into Paleolithic times with only their guns and portable hardware. Ten soldiers on convoy in Afghanistan suddenly find themselves lost in time. Somehow they arrived in Earth's Paleolithic Asia. With no idea how they arrived or how to get back, the shock of the event is severe. They discover groups of the similarly displaced: imperial Romans, Neolithic Europeans, and a small cadre of East Indian peasants.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Different Than Expected--But an Excellent Listen !

  • By C. Hartmann on 06-11-15

its good but not as action packed

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

Reviewed: 10-01-15

Would you listen to A Long Time Until Now again? Why?

yes its a good story
i was hoping for more action because of the cover but even without it its cool

Any additional comments?

its a good story but the reader will irritate you, if your ex-army or maybe even military, with the way he pronounces military things
example; hooah is pronounced hooo-uh and its all together in one syllable, no strong inflection in the word. also calling the SFC, SFC or Sergent first class. you don't call them that, you call them Sergent.
but other than my army folk and maybe some other military that use some of the same jargon, its a cool idea and a good story.