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  • Exploration: Age of Expansion

  • The Ghost Squadron, Book 2
  • By: Sarah Noffke, Michael Anderle
  • Narrated by: Chris Abernathy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Eddie and Julianna are hell-bent on tracking down Vas and making him pay for his crimes. He’s armed and dangerous, and to make matters worse, he’s on the hunt for a devastating weapon that could bring destruction to the Federation and all its people. But as Ghost Squadron grows, so do the dangers on the fringe of Federation space. They still don’t know who is behind all the attacks but no matter what, they’re going to bring this faceless enemy down. Experience this exciting military sci-fi saga and the latest addition to the expanded Kurtherian Gambit Universe. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best combination of Syfy with Fantacy

  • By glxyjoe on 07-23-18

Great book

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

Loved the narrator. He did a great job. Really enjoyed the way new characters are added a lil each time in the books. Not all added at once in book 1. I’m off to purchase the next in the series.

  • Gateway to the Universe: In Bad Company

  • By: Craig Martelle, Justin Sloan, Michael Anderle
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 56

What happens when Terry and Char meet Bethany Anne? They get to do the Empress' bidding, but not on Earth. With the infamous Valerie of New York, to space they go, to become the Direct Action Branch of Nathan Lowell's Bad Company. Before they reach Nathan on the other side of the galaxy, they find that space is a dangerous place, even for the wary, especially for the unprepared. Are you ready to join them on their epic journey?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and narration

  • By Playtoy on 08-18-18

Great book and narration

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

Reviewed: 08-18-18

Kate Rudd did a fantastic narration of this book. I used this book as a jumping point to start the bad company series as Valerie’s elites series. So glad I did. This shows how both the main characters of each series got from earth to the stars. Start here, it’s well worth it.

  • Devils and Details

  • By: Devon Monk
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Police Chief Delaney Reed is good at keeping secrets for the beach town of Ordinary, Oregon - just ask the vacationing gods or supernatural creatures who live there. But with the first annual Cake and Skate fundraiser coming up, the only secret Delaney really wants to know is how to stop the unseasonable rain storms. When all the god powers are stolen, a vampire is murdered, and her childhood crush turns out to be keeping deadly secrets of his own, rainy days are the least of her worries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great narrator

  • By Playtoy on 08-12-18

Great narrator

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

The narration by Khristine Hvam was really great. I would listen to her again. The story for my taste was ok. It’s just preference. To me it was a train wreck you couldn’t look away from. I am not fond of strong female leads who are just stupid and bratty. She is a chief sheriff officer who never locks her house (even though she was shot in her driveway), never seems to have her gun when she needs it, has been training with her father for years to take on the supervisory role over humans/creatures/gods yet never seems to have read the manuals, and the list goes on. In this book she seems a lil bit better in her role than book 1. I often will read a book 2 in a series even if I wasn’t crazy about the first book to give a chance that things I disliked will be changed. But I’m not sure at this point if there was enough change in the weak female lead that I will read a book 3. The main concept/world that is created is great and unique so I do want to point that out. That held a lot of my attention and scored a lot of points.

  • Don’t Rush Me

  • Nora Jacobs Series, Book 1
  • By: Jackie May
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180

Most humans have no idea that a dark and deadly underworld, filled with magic and monsters, exists. They wander through life blissfully ignorant of the supernatural world around them. Nora Jacobs is different. Nora knows exactly what kinds of hellish creatures haunt the streets of Detroit. Thanks to a unique set of psychic abilities, Nora has managed to steer clear of the underworld most of her life. But all that changes the night the most powerful vampire in the city discovers her gifts and decides to use her as a tool to find one of his missing clan members.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasantly Surprised

  • By Kourtney on 08-01-18

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

This is my first book narrated by Hollie Jackson and I really enjoyed her performance. I enjoyed the large cast of paranormals in the book. Looking forward to the next book

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Marked by Sin

  • Gatekeeper Chronicles Series, Book 1
  • By: Jasmine Walt, Debbie Cassidy
  • Narrated by: Zehra Jane Naqvi
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Adopted by Brahma Corp's Assassin Guild and raised as one of their own, Malina Hayes is about to make her 50th kill. After bringing down 49 of London's worst criminals, this latest job shouldn't be a big deal. But if Malina is successful, she'll receive her first milestone mark. Ascension in the ranks, better pay, and a swanky flat in Soho all sound like very good reasons to make this kill count. But fate and destiny have different plans for Malina. Seconds away from receiving the coveted milestone mark, Malina is torn away from the world she knows.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty Good

  • By Beatrice on 01-07-18

Awesome Narrator

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

This is the first audible book I have from narrator Zehra Jane Naqvi and she has done a spectacular job. Her performance has moved her to my top 2 female list. I liked the story pretty well. There were several times I had to roll my eyes over the main characters thoughts or actions. I am not the hugest fan of love triangles, especially if they go on more than one book. And strong female leads who are frozen with fear or breathless as many times as this MC was. I will get book 2 and see if those things change hopefully. The basis of the book, being a gatekeeper, was very interesting. So I’m looking forward to see if the character strengthens up in the next book after her coming into her new role.

  • Killing Is My Business

  • A Supernatural Action Adventure Opera (Protected by the Damned)
  • By: Michael Todd
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Katie's desire to help others helps her find a valuable asset: a young blacksmith whose family might have the secret to weapons that can help change the war. The only problem? The government might want what she has if they learn about it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book

  • By Playtoy on 07-25-18

Another great book

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

Emily B has delivered another spectacular performance in book 2 on another great book in this series by Michael Anderle. We learn exactly who T’Chez is, WOW. Love the new characters added in this book as well as our main characters. The fight scenes are always my favorite in these books cause I love seeing what KatieDora come up with. Hope to see the next audible soon.

  • Torn Asunder: A Supernatural Action Adventure Opera

  • Protected by the Damned, Book 1
  • By: Michael Todd
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

Katie Maddison never wanted to learn how to kick a demon's ass, all she was doing was helping a fellow university student with his Chem homework. She just trusted people too much. Now, she will be the new weapon in a war she had no idea existed with warriors wielding both weapons and supernatural abilities. Demon Hunters, Demon Fighters ... Known as The Damned. People possessed by Demons, but still remaining in control of their bodies. One of the most powerful Demon's in Hell can't defeat his sister, so he sets her up to be sacrificed and killed. The only problem? The human she possesses retained her sanity and together they might be a catalyst to change the future of the war. If they can stay alive and learn how to share one body, that is. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Playtoy on 05-30-18

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

Great start. Loved it. A unique story line with great characters. Of course Emily B brought everything together terrifically with her narration. So excited for this series

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Forever Defend

  • The Kurtherian Gambit, Book 17
  • By: Michael Anderle
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 220

Bethany Anne is going stir crazy after more than a decade of having to be "The Empress". Now, her advisors have to deal with an Empress who is determined to be on the front line. The Ixtali's come to the Etheric Empire, hat in hand. Nathan decides that the best way to handle soft intelligence is to create a new company. What they name the new company should give a clue what it is about. The Skaine are able to finally get Ranger Tabitha's group right were their missiles can attack. The problem is, who is sucking whom into a trap?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • oh boy another great book

  • By timothy on 05-18-18

Terrific job by narrator

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

Reviewed: 05-16-18

Again Emily B hits it out of the park. She does a excellent job with emotions and has such a wide range of voices. It’s fantastic.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Old Man's War

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,405
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,512
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,525

John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First, he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army. The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce - and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. So, we fight, to defend Earth and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has been going on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and Witty Military Sci-Fi

  • By M. Spencer on 10-21-12

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 04-27-18

Both the narrator and the author was amazing. Couldn’t stop listening. What a unique story and a caught myself many times with little smiles or smirks on my face as I listened.

  • Barrel Proof

  • Agents Irish and Whiskey, Book 3
  • By: Layla Reyne
  • Narrated by: Tristan James
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

FBI agents Aidan "Irish" Talley and Jameson "Whiskey" Walker can't get a moment's peace. Their hunt for the terrorist Renaud seems to be nearing an end until a fire allows him to slip through their fingers - and puts Jamie's life in danger. When Jamie is nearly killed, Aidan learns how many forms loss can take. Aidan says "I love you" just moments before learning that Jamie's been keeping a devastating secret about Aidan's late husband. How quickly trust and love can go up in flames.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 3.5 Stars

  • By Belen on 12-08-17

Loved the narration

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

Reviewed: 04-13-18

Tristan James does a great job and was a large part of me getting through the books. I was not a huge fan of one of the main characters in the book but thanks to Mr James I got through.