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  • This Long Vigil

  • By: Rhett C. Bruno
  • Narrated by: Justin Thomas James
  • Length: 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

After 25 years serving as the lone human Monitor of the Interstellar Ark, Hermes, Orion is scheduled to be placed back in his hibernation chamber with the other members of the crew. Knowing that he will die there and be replaced before the ship's voyage is over, he decides that he won't accept that fate. Whatever it takes, he will escape Hermes and see space again, even if it means defying the regulations of his only friend - the ship-wide artificial intelligence known as Dan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too Brief but just right .

  • By John Cox on 03-14-19

How is it possible?

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

Reviewed: 03-07-19

This audiobook totally amazed me.
Why?
So short and says everything!

Great narration.

No other author could have written this with such perfection.

Best one hour audiobook ever, and only Bruno the perfectionist could have written a beautiful story so short that every word counts.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Red Creek

  • A Horror Novel
  • By: Nathan Hystad
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Once a best-selling horror author, Paul Alenn is in a slump. His wife and daughter are across the country, moved away to the West Coast, leaving him alone in his Central Park-adjacent New York townhouse. When his sister calls, asking for help packing up his estranged mother’s house in his old hometown, Red Creek, he decides to put the past behind him and face his demons. What he finds back home is an ongoing mystery that stems from his childhood, a time he has no recollection of. When a boy is taken on his second night in the Creek, Paul starts to unravel a dark past....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Story lacked... understanding

  • By Sara on 02-21-19

A book within a book.

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

Reviewed: 02-22-19

When I got a chance to review more of Nathan Hystad Audiobook I never hesitated after reviewing his science fiction series and loving it and his imagination so imagine my surprise to find out that I got a horror story.
The truth, I’ve stopped with horror a long time ago because it’s all became predictable and then there was a big noise about a new audiobook by a famous author named IT so I took a gamble and like I said it was totally predictable and if anyone gave it 5 stars they have done it only because of the name of the author.
Any way I promised an honest review for Red Creek and I’m delivering it now.
Excellent story with a bunch of twists, nothing was predictable.
I truly felt the fear reminded me of the old days when I was very young, when I couldn’t sleep after a scary movie.
So yes the author Nathan Hystad have created a short masterpiece which has outdone the longer creations out there.
Excellent choice to let Will Damron narrate this audiobook, somehow he managed to translate the intention of the author into audio including the fear itself.


Absolutely recommended!




In exchange for an honest review I’ve received this audiobook.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Circuit

  • By: Rhett C. Bruno
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 28 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 701
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 668
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 663

Earth is a dying planet. To survive, humanity founds the Circuit, a string of colonies across the solar system, dedicated to mining resources vital to preserving what remains of mankind. Here there are no heroes or villains, only those willing to do what's necessary to survive. The New Earth Tribunal, a powerful religious faction, has risen to rule the Circuit. They believe a Spirit within the Earth will one day appear and welcome humanity back home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Epic Trilogy

  • By Christopher on 07-21-18

Beautiful but incomplete.

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

Reviewed: 02-20-19

There is no question about it, Rhett C. Bruno the author is an amazing one!
And even so that this is a great audiobook you always feel that something is missing, you get clues but not the whole story of how humanity got to the point of the beginning of this book, the clues of humanity destroying the earth, the wars afterward could have been another book, one before The Circuit, that whats missing and is the reason why I couldn’t give this creation 5 stars.
But it’s still a great audiobook !
Narration by Jefferson Mays was a perfect choice for this book, he truly have done a perfect job on this one.

So yes even so that I got some complaints about this audiobook, I absolutely recommend it.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Sector 64 Box Set

  • The Complete 2-Book Series
  • By: Dean M. Cole
  • Narrated by: Mike Ortego
  • Length: 22 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 327
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 308

Written by a Combat Pilot—Multi-Award-Winning Apocalyptic Thriller. The Sector 64 books, Ambush and Retribution, have over 200 5-Star reviews on Amazon with more than 20,000 downloads! Find out why! What would you risk to save the world? Sandra just discovered she's pregnant. Then aliens invaded. Thrown to ground in the first attack, this fighter pilot might be the world's only hope. If you like action-packed, page-turning military thrillers, then you'll love the electrifying action in Dean M. Cole's apocalyptic audiobooks. Grab the Box Set Today and Save!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story and narration

  • By Julee on 10-12-17

Loved it all!

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

Reviewed: 02-16-19

Finally after reviewing by the requests of authors and narrators about 200 audiobooks I found some time to actually listen to an audiobook that I chose and I enjoyed every moment of it, so much that I couldn’t put it down and was done with in two days, the whole 21 hours of it.
I sure do love it when an author creates one book out of his whole series, it sure does saves money or points just like with this audiobook.
Narration was perfect so no complaints there.

I do recommend this audiobook without a doubt.

  • The Silver City

  • A Prequel of the Father Earth Series
  • By: Brad W. King
  • Narrated by: C. J. McAllister
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

A helicopter touches down in Fin Shaw's front yard. Inside is a man that has some big news to break. "Fin, you're going with me to Egypt!" The moment the young archaeologist has been waiting for his entire life has arrived! The men arrive in the Valley of the Kings and locate a secret chamber in the tomb of King Tutankhamun that has an insane secret.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting thrill ride

  • By Delta Stet on 02-08-19

A great beginning for a series!

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

The author Brad W. King had started writing a beautiful story, this first part as short as it is includes so much in it, like a great adventure, mysteries, gangsters and much much more.
I can only hope that the whole series will continue with such greatness as this was.
A lot of credit belongs to the narrator C. J. McAllister who totally brought this story to life, every character was narrated perfectly, you could feel each of the characters felling like your own.
Both the author and the narrator or more like the story and the narrator where a perfect match!

I full heartedly without a doubt recommend this audiobook for all !!!



In exchange for an honest review I’ve received this audiobook.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Calamity

  • A Reckoners Novel
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

They told David it was impossible - that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet Steelheart - invincible, immortal, unconquerable - is dead. And he died by David's hand. Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life more simple. Instead it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And there's no one in Newcago who can give him the answers he needs.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So so !

  • By ODed01 on 01-27-19

So so !

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

Reviewed: 01-27-19

Don’t get me wrong, Brandon Sanderson is an excellent writer but this trilogy was a waste of time for me, if I was much younger like fifteen then it would have been perfect but I’m not and this trilogy is way too childish for me.

So yes I do recommend this trilogy for young adults only.

  • Firefight

  • A Reckoners Novel, Book 2
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178

They told David it was impossible - that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet, Steelheart - invincible, immortal, unconquerable - is dead. And he died by David's hand. Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life more simple. Instead, it only made David realise he has questions. Big ones. And there's no one in Newcago who can give him the answers he needs. Babylon Restored, the old borough of Manhattan, has possibilities, though.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed.

  • By ODed01 on 01-25-19

Disappointed.

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

Reviewed: 01-25-19

The hero of this story is way too show of, things always go his way no matter what.
I never read a book that made me not to like the hero before, as of now I’m really disappointed, hopefully the next book the last of this trilogy will fix all that and be much better.

  • Steelheart

  • Reckoners, Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320

Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Piece As Solid As Steel

  • By tyloslinger on 04-05-16

Enough with worrying !

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

I heard a lot of the author Brandon Sanderson how good he is and as a fool without checking I got about twenty of his audiobooks instead of checking one at a time, I admit that when I started listening to this book I was worried but I’m so glad to say worry no more!
Excellent author, excellent book, moving right away to number two of this trilogy.

Absolutely recommended !!!

  • Army of God

  • By: Dennis Bailey
  • Narrated by: Tom Weitzel Punch Audio
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

One of the most beloved and enduring stories of all time...One of the most recognizable characters in history...A plot by a rival to kill Noah and his family is thwarted by a beautiful young woman, who joins them as they flee the ancient Biblical city of Eden. A year later, the Lord reveals His plan to destroy the Earth by flood and commands Noah to build an ark. Only the news is met with skepticism and opposition from members of his own family. Eventually, word of the ark reaches Eden, prompting the rival to send an army of 5,000 men to destroy it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Coincidence Ever!

  • By ODed01 on 01-21-19

The Best Coincidence Ever!

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

While reviewing an audiobook series the author wrote me, asking for an apology for being late with the last one because he was on vacation.
His eMail included pictures and a small story of how his wife and him enjoyed it all plus he mentioned the book that he took with him on that vacation very much recommending it and yes you guessed it the books name was Army of God.
Now I’ve reviewed three different series’s by that author each was at least four 10 hours audiobooks long which where all 5 stars so if he recommended a book to me it got my attention and I had to get it no question asked.
All I can say is that I’m so glad that I didn’t asked and got Army of God, 12 hours without a break I just couldn’t put it down, I was in love with this book and it’s impossible to explain why !
I’m really having a problem explaining why this is such an awesome book, it’s like taking a part of the Bible and creating a masterpiece action book out of it.
Only Dennis Bailey the author was genius enough to think and fallow on an idea like that.
Not to mention that he was smart or lucky enough to get Tom Weitzel to narrate this awesome book.
Amazing time three!!!
I fell in love with this one on page one word one till the last page, last word typed.

Absolutely full heartedly recommended to all and I absolutely mean that, it’s guaranteed !

  • Neuromancer

  • By: William Gibson
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,062
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,600
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,613

Twenty years ago, it was as if someone turned on a light. The future blazed into existence with each deliberate word that William Gibson laid down. The winner of Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards, Neuromancer didn't just explode onto the science fiction scene - it permeated into the collective consciousness, culture, science, and technology.Today, there is only one science fiction masterpiece to thank for the term "cyberpunk," for easing the way into the information age and Internet society.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book. Terrible performance.

  • By Denis on 04-08-16

Not sure yet.

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

I truly don’t know how to rate or review this book.
It’s awesome and suck at the same time and really how can one review one book out of a trilogy or a series? It’s possible but it won’t be true!
I also believe that this is one of those books that needs to be revisited a few times to truly get it.
So for now I’ll leave it as it is, I might and I might not come back to revise my review or add to it.
It all depends on the next 2 books or if I feel like doing so in the first place.
I’ll say one thing, after hearing so much about this book I’m disappointed I was so sure that I’ll be awe struck and I’m not, I can’t not continue with the next 2 books hoping that it gets better or that I get to understand it’s magic better which is the same I’m guessing.