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Bryan S Guzman

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  • Warrior: Monster Slayer

  • Monsterworld Saga, Book 1
  • By: Sam Ryder
  • Narrated by: Soren Gray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 181

Sam Ryder's life already sucks, and it's about to get worse when he's fired from his dead-end job as a programmer. He's about to head home to escape into his favorite RPG, Alien Civilization, when he's offered a thrill ride on a death machine by a gorgeous woman straight out of one of his games. Before Sam can say "WTF?", he's been whisked away to a dark world of monsters and goddesses, his body transformed from Outcast to Warrior, the second level on a ladder that may eventually carry him all the way to Demigod. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • not the worst thing I've ever bought on audible

  • By Bryan S Guzman on 12-07-18

not the worst thing I've ever bought on audible

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

I didn't finish it this protagonist was such an utter douchebag I actually had to put it down and come back a full two days later then after he resumed his douchebaggery it took me all over another 15 minutes to say enough is enough and ditch this garbage person. if you can get past are weenie protagonist then you might find something you like but I hated this guy so much.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • How to Train Your Kaiju

  • Kaiju Wars Offline, Book 1
  • By: Nicholas Knight
  • Narrated by: Ethan Jesse
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

It was supposed to be a new tool for anger management. The deal was I help beta test their new video game and get a microchip implanted in my hand to monitor my responses, and I get out on early parole. But the game? I've never played anything like it. I'm a kaiju, a giant monster, an avatar of destruction. It's immersive and empowering, and it just might be my ticket to taking control of my life. Until a kaiju shows up on campus and the entire world changes....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • not bad but.

  • By Bryan S Guzman on 12-04-18

not bad but.

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

I don't think I'll keep up with this series. as a stand alone it works really well. but frankly I don't like our hero any where near enough to stick with it.

  • Game Changer

  • Reality Benders, Book 3
  • By: Michael Atamanov
  • Narrated by: Rudy Sanda
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 157

A war has broken out in the galaxy! The great spacefaring races are all entangled in the fight, and even at the very edge of the known universe, humanity can hear the echoes of its distant bloody battles. Gnat is with the Shiamiru crew on the front lines. He's just changed class to Listener, and his friends find themselves right in the thick of this grand interstellar war....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • enjoyed

  • By andrew on 11-23-18

Not bad.

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

Reviewed: 11-22-18

Lots to like with fun characters and a great world. I really hope this series does more to explore both the game and many of the cultures and groups we have met. I look forward to the next the book. Having said that it's not all great this one has some problems but it comes down to taste if you can look past what I feel are deeply annoying but honestly minor choices and actions then I am very sure that you will grow to love these books. Gnat is likely one of the few characters that walk the line between flawed and annoying, being both competent and not a mary sue.

  • Soulsmith

  • Cradle, Book 2
  • By: Will Wight
  • Narrated by: Travis Baldree
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 118

Outside Sacred Valley, ancient ruins rise from the earth, drawing sacred artists from miles around to fight for the treasures within. Lindon has reached Copper, taking the first step on the road to power, but the warriors of the outside world are still far beyond him. To advance, he turns to the arcane skills of the Soulsmiths, who craft weapons from the stuff of souls. But with new powers come new enemies, and Lindon soon finds himself facing an entire sect of Golds. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great continuation to a fascinating story

  • By Kindle Customer on 12-11-18

lots to love

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

Reviewed: 11-21-18

it's a great introduction to the wider world and hard not to love our hero's as they climb ranks of power. can't wait for the next volume.

  • Unsouled

  • Cradle, Volume 1
  • By: Will Wight
  • Narrated by: Travis Baldree
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234

Sacred artists follow a thousand Paths to power, using their souls to control the forces of the natural world. Lindon is Unsouled, forbidden to learn the sacred arts of his clan. When faced with a looming fate he cannot ignore, he must rise beyond anything he's ever known...and forge his own Path.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional Story, entertaining performance

  • By Mike on 08-28-18

pretty good

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

Reviewed: 11-20-18

I Rather loved our mc and action girl. this has a nice dragon Ball feel. very nice.

  • Planet Kill

  • Planet Kill Series, Book 1
  • By: Sebastian Wilde, Jamie Hawke
  • Narrated by: Carly Crawford, Jeff Hays, Yvonne Syn
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 70

Pierce has his mission: survive by killing and getting nasty, doing whatever it takes to find his lost wife and others who were abducted and forced to participate in the barbarity that is Planet Kill. In a galaxy where the only way to rise up in society and make it to the paradise planets is through this insanity, he will be up against the most desperate, the most ruthless, and the sexiest fighters alive. Because it's not just a planet - it's the highest rated show around.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • not bad. worth a listen

  • By Bryan S Guzman on 11-15-18

not bad. worth a listen

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

so Leatha is a queen love her and her crew but Pierce is kind of the worst up till the ending and even then I was not super happy with him. I look forward to the next book and hope they can keep it going.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Gorgon Bride

  • By: Galen Surlak-Ramsey
  • Narrated by: Natasha Soudek
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 179

Alexander Weiss inadvertently insults Athena, goddess of wisdom, and she casts him away on a forgotten isle filled with statues. Being marooned is bad enough, but the fact that the island is also the home of Euryale, elder sister to Medusa, makes the situation a touch worse. The only thing keeping Alex from being petrified is the fact that Euryale has taken a liking to the blundering mortal. For now.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is AWESOME... MORE please!!!

  • By Annie Armstrong on 11-02-18

meh, I've sat through worse.

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

I'm not really a fan of Alex but one thing this book does really well is nail down just how Petty and ridiculous the Greek pantheon can be. I do however feel that I was slightly misled. I was expecting some classic Epic Fantasy with a modern twist an adventure and what I got is a rom-com. a fairly mediocre but funny rom-com.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Succubus

  • Succubus, Book 1
  • By: A.J. Markam
  • Narrated by: Iggy Toma
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395

Ian just wanted a job as a quality control tech for the biggest virtual reality game online. Instead, he met the woman of his dreams, who just happens to be a demoness from hell. Ian starts off as a Level 1 Warlock, and after summoning a mischievous imp named Stig as his first servant, goes on a series of quests to win the ultimate prize: a sexy, smoldering succubus who will fulfill his every wish. But Alaria has a mind of her own. When she’s not playfully seducing Ian and then driving him crazy, she’s plotting revenge against shadowy figures from her past.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • the MC is a total joke

  • By Leif on 10-25-18

another case of weenie protagonist

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

I couldn't make myself finish it. this guy is the worst with his fake nice guy shit. honestly I'm getting sick of this trope. not worth it unless you like stories about whiny assholes.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant

  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,904
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,904

Timid, socially awkward, and plagued by self-esteem issues, Fred has never been the adventurous sort. One fateful night - different from the night he died, which was more inconvenient than fateful - Fred reconnects with an old friend at his high school reunion. This rekindled relationship sets off a chain of events thrusting him right into the chaos of the parahuman world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun for a While

  • By sherri on 09-18-16

Hmmm I think I like it.

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

so there is alot to be said for good character work. this book as alot in concept similar to the tome of bill. but where I hated bill but loved the story here I have the opposite issue I love Fred and hate the lack of plot. his is a simple imperfect creature of the night who while having a strong aversion to violence and confrontation is still heroic ans proactive. he often does just the best he can and it's great. he deserves a better first outing but I'm excited for the next installment.

  • Regicide

  • The Completionist Chronicles Series, Book 2
  • By: Dakota Krout
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,298
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,117
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,114

 Dakota Krout presents the second book in The Completionist Chronicles series. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another masterpiece, as expected

  • By Clayton Guerry on 09-18-18

a good follow up

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

this was a solid sequel it did a lot of what I like in the first one but Crank It Up to 11 I was a little sad to see the characters from the first book leave but his new team is extremely interesting I love all of them they're all pack of weirdos and it's fantastic also it's refreshing that the main character while imperfect and flawed isn't universally loved by everyone. there's the harem which is shocking but also really quite refreshing and so far there hasn't even been a hint at a love interest. I cannot recommend this book enough it is so entertaining and so funny and genuinely refreshing

1 of 2 people found this review helpful