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  • High Mage

  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 21 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,848
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,480
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,451

 Things were starting to look up for Magelord Minalan the Spellmonger: The magic mountain in his domain not only made him a wealthy man and the most powerful mage in history, it also produced a lode of magical gemstones with unique properties - properties the Alka Alon, the masters of magic on Callidore, are fascinated by. When Minalan gets his chance to trade some of his magic rocks for irionite, he finds himself in a position to raise hundreds more magi with the stones...making them High Magi. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this series can not wait for the next

  • By Joseph on 05-22-18

Another terrific read of the Spell monger books 5 star!

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

An epic book read by a top notch talent. If you like detailed books of traditional fantasy from the point of view of a magic-user. The Spell-monger books are your ticket. My only problem is that they need to hurry the heck up and get more of the previously written books on audio? Cheers! Where are 6 7 8 and 9?

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66,059
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 62,005
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61,876

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the Publisher's Summary! This is Amazing!

  • By PW on 04-12-17

Not just good, a cut above.

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

Reviewed: 08-13-17

Great story, breezey read, makes you ponder and laugh and os a great sales propaganda for the Singularity 😂

  • Lusam: The Dragon Mage Wars, Book 3

  • By: Dean Cadman
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,088
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,956
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,953

After accidentally discovering the possible existence of a second Guardian book, Lusam and his party are remorselessly hunted high into the Elveen mountains by the Empire agents, who are intent on killing or capturing them. What they discover there may very well change the balance of power in their favor against the Thule Empire. But their discovery will count for nothing if they cannot reach Lamuria in time to try and stop the massive invasion force sent by Lord Zelroth.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • spoilers*****

  • By Brooks Rose on 07-29-17

For those who like the unknown becoming a hero this is another great tale

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

Reviewed: 08-11-17

This is tale is not unique but it is well made and fun. I like all the books i. The audio series thus far and appreciated a make mage is one if the main characters. I enjoyed the love story and the women were strong physically tough heroes as well so there are points of entry for all. That said it was not so politically correct to ruin the story and I hope audible brings book 4 to audio. Cheers to the narrator as he was was terrific and added a lot to the tale and got most pronunciations of fictional thing correct or believably correct. Cheers

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  • Taming the Elements

  • The Elwin Escari Chronicles, Volume 1
  • By: David Ekrut
  • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
  • Length: 19 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292

A young man, Elwin, seeks to become an elementalist. But with war looming and an accident that could cost him his freedom, Elwin finds himself fleeing for his life and evading the Guardians of Life. The Guardians think Elwin guilty of the most grievous of crimes, and as he trains the gifts of his bloodline, he will discover a secret from long in his past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful journey!

  • By leanne on 09-27-15

An epic beginning to a classic fantasy tale.

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

Reviewed: 09-14-16

A terrific start and rare Jewel in is the self published fantasy. definitely worth the credit for adult or young adult.

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  • Imperium

  • Caulborn, Book 1
  • By: Nicholas Olivo
  • Narrated by: Ian McEuen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 416
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 386
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 384

Vincent Corinthos has two things going for him: he's a top operative of a secret agency tasked with handling paranormal threats, and he's half-god. Normally that's a combo that leaves him well-equipped to handle any problems that come his way. Until now. Something is snatching Boston's most powerful paranormal entities right off the streets. Vampires, lycanthropes, fae, gremlins - no one is safe. No ransom notes, no bodies, no witnesses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I enjoyed this audio book immensely!

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 06-27-16

Fun for those that want to like their main characters

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

Reviewed: 07-03-16

Fun romp for those who want a good tale that pulls from all over to make its own world and people. I enjoyed it a f was ready for book two.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Demon Star

  • Star Force, Book 12
  • By: B. V. Larson, David VanDyke
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,733
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,632
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,621

Three stars, three worlds, three civilizations...one massive war. In a triple star system, not all planets are equal. When the Demon Star swings closest in her orbit, the Insectoids always invade. They raid the inner worlds with grim regularity, riding hordes of stealth ships in ever-growing waves. Their mission is to destroy all opposition - alien, human or otherwise. Cody Riggs, lost among an endless chain of interstellar rings, flies his task force of starships into the middle of an eternal struggle for survival.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Riggs 2.0 comes full circle

  • By Don Gilbert on 04-06-16

Possible end point for the Kyle and Cody Riggs & nano-ship saga

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

Reviewed: 11-29-15

This is book 12 and still fun and interesting. Of all exploratory/military science fiction not carried by a publisher. This book and the entire series was just amazing. The author starts with some very simple and believable technologies that are quite clearly on the horizon. And takes them to a fun speculative place that is populated by a wide variety of life forms. But what kept things from becoming boring like so much hard sci-fi is that the main characters were vivid and central. They were not just pawns for one mans speculation about an alien or tech scenario. And that along with lovable characters, well painted vicarious experiences from sex to nano injection to tightly drawn battle scenes, that make the reader effortlessly jump from book to book and not get bored. That they have been able to keep things fresh without too much redundancy for this many episodes is a real testament. Anyone who like military or light science speculation with lots of adventure will love these books. They were a genuine delight for me while I was needing the solace of a book, or in this case a well performed book on audio. Every book involves you, gives you a bit to speculate on, and lots to feel vicariously. Everything a well told story should do. I would recommend it to any Sci-fi reader or listener. Well written and terrifically performed.

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  • Death World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 5
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,094
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,725
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,715

Unknown aliens attack Earth. Their planet is uncharted, mysteriously having avoided detection for centuries. It's a world packed with the most vicious aliens humanity has yet to encounter. James McGill has discovered: Death World.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Plant World

  • By Don Gilbert on 09-06-15

For a fun vivid yarn you actually care about.

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

Reviewed: 08-09-15

This is a terrific fun combo for adventure. Roman military features, good tech, A dystopian universe of multi species politics. And a group of corrupt power grasping misanthropes and one clever but not calculating Southern rogue.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Song

  • Raven's Shadow, Book 1
  • By: Anthony Ryan
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 23 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,257

The Sixth Order wields the sword of justice and smites the enemies of the Faith and the Realm. Vaelin Al Sorna was only a child of 10 when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order. The Brothers of the Sixth Order are devoted to battle, and Vaelin will be trained and hardened to the austere, celibate, and dangerous life of a Warrior of the Faith. He has no family now save the Order.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, but the narration did not live up to it.

  • By Anthony on 06-29-16

One of the best of recent times!

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

Reviewed: 07-08-15

Engaging and yet soothing narration. The story was engaging to read and left you with things to think about. Feels very real like a historical fiction read that I would enjoy.

  • Machine World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 4
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,388
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,981
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,964

In the fourth book of the series, James McGill is up for promotion. Not everyone is happy about that, and McGill must prove he's worth his stripes. Deployed to a strange alien planet outside the boundaries of the Galactic Empire, he's caught up in warfare and political intrigue. Earth expands, the Cephalopod Kingdom launches ships to stop us, and a grand conspiracy emerges among the upper ranks of the Hegemony military.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun story if you can overlook some minor issues

  • By Christopher on 06-22-15

BV Larson is a great storyteller and his narrators are great.

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

Reviewed: 06-25-15

Machine World is another terrific ride in the absurd as reality war stories ever. Our hero with dumb luck, his own internal compass and his wits find his way through another set of adventures they have to be real. Great capture of action a dystopian techno future and absurdist humor. The rogue individual as survivor and therefore hero.lots of fun but best for adults with a background in infantry and military bureaucracies.

  • The MVP

  • The Galactic Football League, Book 4
  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Scott Sigler
  • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 348

Set in a lethal American professional football league seven centuries in the future, The MVP puts huge humans on the field with four alien races, creating a game that is faster, stronger, and deadlier than anything we know today. Star quarterback Quentin Barnes has spent three seasons putting together a hard-hitting, hard-fighting team that combines rookies, rejects, discarded free agents, and seasoned veterans from all five species.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sigler is the MAN these books are insane. love it

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-22-17

Good YA pulp science fiction and sport story

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

Reviewed: 05-12-15

For any one getting this book I hope that means you read or listened to the previous books. This is a fun story of utilizing diverse talents and discovering what matters while pursuing a team goal. What makes it so fun is the

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