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  • Distant Saga Trilogy

  • A Short Story Collection
  • By: Jeff Walker
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Eblen
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4

A short story collection of three science fiction/thriller stories. A man accidentally travels back in time, but can he return? An investigation of a deadly bio-hazardous moon - and a boy that discovers he has the blood cure for all humanity.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Three quick science fiction stories

  • By Kingsley on 09-28-18

Humanities Bleak Future in 3 Short Stories

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

Distant Saga Trilogy a Short Story Collection written by Jeff Walker. The Narration is provided by Nicholas Eblen. This collection contains three short separate science fiction stories with themes about the future humanity faces being dark, over-dependent on technology, corporate greed, and corruption on all levels of government. The story on time travel was okay. The school shooting in the first story was also just as bland. The total run time of the book is 2.5 hours but 45 minute is a preview of the author's upcoming book. The narration by Mr. Eblen was fair, he gave the characters voices and the dialogue was truly enjoyable but the other part of the narration seemed to be disengaged with the stories. Some of the audio production had a slightly hollow quality to the performance. This was not constant. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Did you find this review helpful? If so, would you please take a moment and select the 'helpful' button below? Thanks so much!

  • For Which We Stand: Ian's Road (A Five Roads to Texas Novel)

  • By: Joseph Hansen, Phalanx Press
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

El Paso wasn’t the Promised Land that Ian and his crew had hoped for, but it wasn’t a total bust either. The concept of a safe haven in today’s world was a fool’s errand at best. This was the consensus of their tiny band and to keep moving their only salvation. While others waited in their pens, the four from the private security company moved on, taking on as many they could help, in hopes that they too would join the fight. Their journey was long and arduous, but it was worth it...they hope.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Addition to The Five Roads to Texas Series

  • By Joseph Mahoney on 10-18-18

Great Addition to The Five Roads to Texas Series

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

For Which We Stand: Ian's Road (A Five Roads to Texas Novel) written by Joseph Hansen a member of Phalanx Press. The Narration is done by Andrew B. Wehrlen. This is technically the third book in the Five Roads to Texas Universe. After the First group collaboration, it appears each author is taking a character and developing a separate storyline in this amazing new Zom-Poc Universe they have created.

This audiobook follows Ian and his crew as they wisely escape El Paso and head west. This is a fun New World that the members of Phalanx Press have created. The zombie-like creatures and humans provide some excellent material for world building adventures that really holds the listener's attention. The narration by Mr. Wehrlen is once again excellent. He provides an outstanding performance giving each character their own unique voice and creating the perfect amount of dramatic tension throughout the performance. The production value is of the highest quality by the publisher Phalanx Press. The performance crisp and clear through the entire audiobook. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Marriage Before Death: WWII Spy Thriller

  • Still Life with Memories, Book 5
  • By: Uvi Poznansky
  • Narrated by: Don Warrick
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

After D-Day, her photograph appears on the most-wanted Nazi propaganda posters. Who is the girl with the red beret? She reminds him of Natasha, but no, that cannot be. Why does Rochelle step into his life when he is lead by SS soldiers to the gallows? At the risk of being found out as a French Resistance fighter, what makes her propose marriage to a condemned man?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "In War There Must Be Secrets"

  • By Kindle Customer49 on 11-23-17

Marriage, Death, Spy Games, and Love

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

Marriage Before Death: WWII Spy Thriller. Still Life with Memories, Book 5. Written by Uvi Poznansky and narrated by Don Warrick. Once again Ms. Poznansky has crafted another beautiful story that opens and closes with Lenny and Natasha facing a truly terrible and difficult future. This again causes Lenny to remember the amazing life together they have shared and how they have survived challenges in the Second World War.

Ms. Pozansky created an amazing world where that was vivid and so detailed. This chapter in the life of Lenny and Rochelle/Natasha was truly amazing set against the backdrop of the French Resistance. The fast-paced action and the spy games were something that was truly attention holding for the listener.

The narration by Don Warrick was once again excellent. This is his fourth performance in this series and has done a masterful job with these characters. His timing and nuances for the details of each character makes for a truly amazing performance. The production quality of this audiobook is excellent Ms. Poznansky published this performance and the audiobook is crisp and clear through the entire performance.
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  • After the Roads

  • A Five Roads to Texas Novel
  • By: Brian Parker
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

The Texas Safe Zone is home to four million refugees, trapped behind the walls of Fort Bliss - too many people and not enough food. In a desperate gamble, the Army unit responsible for securing the walls begins to cast its net far and wide for pre-outbreak food storage locations. Not everyone will make it home. For Sidney Bannister, the Safe Zone has become a nightmare she can no longer endure. She must find a way to leave before her baby is born or risk never experiencing freedom again.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story in this new Shared World!

  • By Joseph Mahoney on 09-23-18

Great Story in this new Shared World!

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

After the Roads: A Five Roads to Texas Novel written by Brian Parker and narrated by Andrew B. Wehrlen. This is a sequel of sorts but this time we only have one of the original five authors from the first books taking their character off into in a new storyline. After the Roads follows Sidney Bannister from the first book. The Safe Zone in Texas holds four million refugees. Fort Bliss is running low on food and supplies near the base to scavenge. Sidney wants to leave before a disaster happens and before her baby is born. If you enjoy Post Apocalyptic Fiction/Zombie this will something you may enjoy.

The narration is provided by Andrew B. Wehrlen. Mr. Wehrlen does an excellent job with this varied cast of characters once again. Each character has their own unique voice and this makes for a really great listening experience. The Production Value of the audiobook is of the highest quality. The audiobook is produced by Phalanx Press and the production length is 5 hours and 41 minutes. The entire production was crisp and clear through the entire performance. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Did you find this review helpful? If so, would you please take a moment and select the 'helpful' button below? Thanks so much!

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  • The Last Storm

  • By: Jack Hunt
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

Following the death of his son, Alex Riley moves to a small town with his family to take a position from a recently deceased police officer. However, their peaceful existence is shattered when a sudden catastrophic storm sweeps the nation and they find themselves trapped in the town's 14-story building with local gang boss Cayden Jones. When Alex learns the truth behind the death and the reason Cayden is there, Alex, an aging chief, and a small band of survivors must ride out the storm and fight back to stay alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Die Hard in the worst storm ever.

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-25-18

Crime Thriller-Mega Storm Mash Up

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

The Last Storm was written by Jack Hunt and narrated by Kevin Pierce. The main character is Alex Riley a law enforcement officer who moves his family to an isolated Alaskan town where everyone mostly lives in a huge high rise close to the coastline. The man he replaced had helped a Drug Lord with his heroin operation before killing himself before the truth came out.

Officer Riley's first day on the job is also the start of a mega-storm. With the Drug Lord in town accompanied by his gang of thugs looking for his hidden heroin in the High Rise filled with the town’s citizens, things will only get worse for the people of Whittier, Alaska. The rest of the story unfolds like more of a crime thriller and less post-apocalyptic story until the very end of the story. The author gets a little preachy with the global warming message.

The narration by Kevin Pierce was just awesome. When it comes to the Post Apocalyptic genre he is the go-to vocal talent. Mr. Pierce is able to voice the feelings of the characters in these difficult situations. Mr. Pierces can quickly get you invested in almost any story he narrates and the characters. The audience is along for the journey with characters and most enjoying every minute of it. Since this audiobook was more crime thriller than Post Apocalyptic it was Mr. Pierce’s narration that kept me around to finish the audiobook. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Dancing with Air

  • Still Life with Memories, Book 4
  • By: Uvi Poznansky
  • Narrated by: Don Warrick
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Serving on the European front, Lenny longs for Natasha, the girl who captured his heart back home. He writes bogus reports, designed to fall into the hands of Nazi Intelligence. To fool the enemy, these reports are disguised as love letters to another woman. This task must remain confidential, even at the risk of Natasha becoming suspicious of him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Romance in WWII London

  • By Aurora Dawn on 01-20-18

A Growing Romance during World War II

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

Dancing with Air: Still Life with Memories, Book 4 by Uvi Poznansky and narrated by Don Warrick. The opening of this story begins with Lenny and Natasha in the hospital waiting for testing for her further of her dementia. This causes Lenny to remember more of their past and how their love for each other grew during World War II.

This was another strong installment in the series by Ms. Pozanasky. I have had a hard time writing the review since finishing the audiobook. The opening in the hospital and the powerful epilogue were really moving. If you are familiar with the series you can understand why.

Don Warrick again did an amazing job with his narration of this audiobook. The life he brings to the characters and this world the author has created is simply amazing. The production value of the audiobook is also of the highest quality. The audiobook had a crisp and clear sound quality through the entire production.
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  • The Big Book of Domination

  • Erotic Fantasies
  • By: D. L. King, Laura Antoniou
  • Narrated by: Barclay Malmsbury, Tracie McCall
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Not every woman likes to submit. An increasing number of women like to be on top. And their partners love it! Filled with surprises and unexpected twists (yes, that kind, too!), this audiobook proves that when lust and desire take control, all bets are off. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Naughty Read With Good Variety

  • By Pizza Knight on 10-18-18

Explore A Great Collection of Short Stories

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

The Big Book of Domination and Erotic Fantasies by D. L. King (Editor), Laura Antoniou (Foreword). Narrated by Barclay Malmsbury and Tracie McCall. The Big Book of Domination is an audiobook that has something for everyone, from Dominants to submissives and everyone in between. If you are a lover of BDSM, Erotic, Femdom, LGBT, then this is an audiobook anthology where you will find something that you will enjoy. The short erotic stories contained in this collection have one theme Domination. This is a theme that is in each short story no matter the couple straight, LGBT, or Femdom.

The narration provided by Barclay Malmsbury and Tracie McCall for this audiobook was just exceptional. Both narrators did excellent jobs on the short stories in this audiobook. This was a very enjoyable and well produced audio production that was crisp and clear through the entire performance and had a high production value. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Into the Shadow of Dark

  • The Mysterious World of Professor Darkk and Miss Shadow, Book 0
  • By: Jeff Walker
  • Narrated by: Matthew Coyle
  • Length: 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

A short story introducing the characters of the coming book The Mysterious World of Professor Darkk and Miss Shadow. Two strange individuals come to the aid of a group of people being attacked by a demonic being.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Only a tickle to get you interested!

  • By RJ on 09-27-18

Good Start for a New World and Characters

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

Into the Shadow of Dark: The Mysterious World of Professor Darkk and Miss Shadow, Book 0. Written by Jeff Walker and narrated by Matthew Coyle. This is an introduction of sorts, a prequel that drops the listener into a short story of world-building to establish the rules of this universe. The story begins when a demon attacks a bank and Professor Darkk and Miss Shadow come onto the scene to stop it. The listener learns how they work together and how this world works. This short story is a very good way to gauge your interest if you would want to delve further into this world or not once the author creates more content.

The narration by Matthew Coyle was very enjoyable. This is the first audio performance that I have heard from Mr. Coyle. He did an excellent job of giving each character a unique voice; also his deep voice is just awesome for this type of storytelling. I look for to hearing more of this narrator’s performance in the future. I recommend this short story. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Where a Spaceship Goes to Die

  • An Antigravel Short Story
  • By: George Saoulidis
  • Narrated by: Luke Rounda
  • Length: 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

When a scavenger captain offers her an unusual job in the middle of nowhere, Delphine accepts and tags along. But will she manage to get the treasure they're looking for when she has to operate a seadrone all by herself? When the treasure is buried in a spaceship graveyard two miles under water? And when the challenges she faces go beyond her wildest fears? This story was inspired by Point Nemo, a place located as far away from land as possible where spaceships go to die. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This really needs to become a full length novel!

  • By jstep on 08-30-18

Fun Short Scfi Story that leaves you wanting more.

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

Where a Spaceship Goes to Die-An Anti gravel Short Story by written George Saoulidis and narrated by Luke Rounda. This short story is similar in style and content to early Heinlein Juvenile space stories. One downside many others reviewers have complained of is the ending seems to be a cliffhanger. I view it as a short story testing the ground to see if there is an audience for a second chapter. The main character Delphine takes a temp job trying to recover something from the spaceship graveyard using a special type of advanced VR gear due to the extreme depths of the underwater recovery efforts. Due to the short run time of 33 minute, I will not spoil the story with any more details. I found the story very enjoyable.

The narration by Luke Rounda was excellent on this short performance. This is the first time that I have ever heard a performance from Mr. Rounda but he did an excellent job of providing a clear voice for each of the characters. I would enjoy hearing more of his work in the future. The production value of this audiobook that was published by Mythography Studios was only there were times the voices seemed hollow and were not as crisp and clear as most recordings found at Audible. I checked this on two different devices with the same results. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by for an honest review.

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  • Five Roads to Texas

  • A Phalanx Press Collaboration
  • By: W.J. Lundy, Brian Parker, Rich Baker, and others
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 115

It spread fast - no time to understand it - let alone learn how to fight it. Once it reached you, it was too late. All you could do is run. Rumored safe zones and potential for a cure drifted across the populace, forcing tough decisions to be made. They say only the strong survive. Well, they forgot about the smart, the inventive, and the lucky.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story, can't wait for the next round!

  • By Julie Loeb on 07-24-18

Excellent New Take on the Zom Poc Genre

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

Five Roads to Texas by W.J. Lundy, Brian Parker, Rich Baker, Joseph Hansen, Allen Gamboa and narrated by Andrew B. Wehrlen is just an excellent new take on the Zom Poc Genre. There are times when a collaboration of five authors can be a real mess to listen be this is not one of them. With W.J. Lundy leading the pack you know you are in for some good zombie fun and there is a great storyline carried through each set of characters. This is one of my top five audiobooks of the year so far. The highlights are something bad happens in Africa. Stupid people get samples and bring it back to the USA. Military tries to keep it covered up and contained from the citizens. Bad things happen. The authors each have created some really great and memorable characters that really make this collaboration work and make it enjoyable. The narration by Andrew Wehrlen is as always fantastic. He does great work with such a large and diverse cast. Each person gets their own unique voice and they all really work for the character. I received this free review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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