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  • 2000 Most Common Spanish Words in Context: Get Fluent & Increase Your Spanish Vocabulary with 2000 Spanish Phrases (Spanish Language Lessons Mastery)

  • By: Lingo Mastery
  • Narrated by: Mariela Arredondo
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

Have you been trying to learn Spanish and simply can’t find the way to expand your vocabulary? Do your teachers recommend you boring textbooks and complicated stories that you don’t really understand? Are you looking for a way to learn the language quicker without taking shortcuts? If you answered “Yes!” to at least one of those previous questions, then this book is for you! We’ve compiled the 2,000 most common words in Spanish, a list of terms that will expand your vocabulary to levels previously unseen.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Original concept in learning a language.

  • By cosmitron on 05-03-18

A great introduction to a second language

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

Reviewed: 07-22-18

I grew up speaking Spanish as a second language but have gotten rusty with a couple years of disuse. This title has helped me maintain my skills and I would happily recommend it to someone starting out or maintaining proficiency.

  • Otherlife Nightmares

  • The Selfless Hero Trilogy
  • By: William D. Arand
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,516
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,435
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,431

Runner and company have safely left the city ahead of the siege. Completing their class promotions with barely any time to spare. Unfortunately Runner hasn't discovered the password he needs to begin the logoff process to save the 400,000 or so crewmates left alive in this game where dying truly means death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great follow up to book one

  • By Brian L. Manley on 09-04-16

More of what I love about this series

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

Nightmares picks up where book 1 left off. Runner is a well-developed character that is navigating the future MMO, Otherlife, and changing the world for everyone... one crisis at a time.

The end of this absolutely blew my mind and I was pretty emotional during the epilogue. I'm buying book 3 immediately!

Great variation. I could recognize each character immediately with the amazing voice work by Jeff Hays.

  • Star Crusader

  • Legends of Orion
  • By: Michael G. Thomas
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

It is a dark time for the Alliance, with their forces scattered before the advancing legions of the unstoppable Star Empire. Further disastrous news arrives that General Makos and his loyal Byotai warriors have been utterly routed in battle, leaving the Alliance no option but to fall back to Helios.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A good story, but borrowed from many sources

  • By Walt Snider on 02-25-18

A good story, but borrowed from many sources

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

Reviewed: 02-25-18

The characters were compelling, and sometimes fun, but overall the story borrows character names and concepts from multiple other stories. It was enjoyable to go through the story, but more originality would have been ideal.

  • Fighting Iron

  • By: Jake Bible
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 101

The Bloody Conflict is long over. The lands are now controlled by despots, crooked cattle barons, energy hoarders, and anyone with enough might to keep the local folks under control. For Clay Macaulay, none of that matters as he roams the land in a war machine from a time gone by. He wants nothing to do with small desert towns or brutal dictators. He only has his sights set on a new life. Unfortunately for Clay, too many ruthless people want what he has. They want the war machine he pilots. They want the battle mech that shouldn't exist anymore.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fighting Iron

  • By trixie on 09-08-16

Great story that took unexpected turns :)

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

Reviewed: 07-27-17

What made the experience of listening to Fighting Iron the most enjoyable?

The audio quality and voice work was fantastic.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I can't think of the name, but Jake's mech has an AI personality. That's my fav. Kinda like a kid with a Gatling Gun, pretty funny and cute.

Which character – as performed by J. Scott Bennett – was your favorite?

The mech AI.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There were a couple unexpected moments that made me chuckle, absolutely.

Any additional comments?

This is definitely a great story, much alike all of Jake's stories. Stop reading my review and start listening!

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  • For Every Action

  • The Quantum Mechanic, Book 1
  • By: Jason Faris
  • Narrated by: Judy Rounda
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Desperate to prove that he has found the unified field theory in the Bible, young mathematics prodigy Jacob Saylor runs away to the Middle East. But when he and his brother venture into the desert they disappear, only to return years later with no memory of where they have been. Then a group of cybernetic terrorists calling themselves The Embodied attack. Having discarded their humanity for bodies of living technology they serve their masters by secretly manipulating world events, eliminating enemies, and toppling nations.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing story but. . .

  • By Cindy Smith on 07-20-17

A very intelligent story

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

Reviewed: 07-25-17

What made the experience of listening to For Every Action the most enjoyable?

The voice acting is great, the effects are perfect. :)

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jacob, he's very diverse, handles situations pretty interestingly.

What does Judy Rounda bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Different ways to express the characters.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The scene on the bridge near the beginning. I actually stopped jogging and nearly got hit by the guy behind me!

Any additional comments?

Great book overall, stands out in my mind. Would like to read more by Jason Faris.

  • Good Morning... Processes Must Be Improved

  • By: Ray Jay Perreault
  • Narrated by: Christopher M. Allport
  • Length: 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

What happens when a man and a computer is put on Saturn's Titan for a year to mine methane? The relationship doesn't always work out the way everyone plans. The relationship should be based on trust, but what if one member of the team isn't doing what the other expects?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Read. Bureaucracy in Space.

  • By Striker on 03-23-16

A Great Short Story Foreshadowing Corporate Future

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

Reviewed: 03-02-17

Would you listen to Good Morning... Processes Must Be Improved again? Why?

In a few years, sure. It's a quick book at around an hour, but it's pretty cute.

What did you like best about this story?

The dichotomy between the human and the computer is pretty darn funny. Analyzing our emotional human responses in a logical manner is quite amusing.

What does Christopher M. Allport bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Honestly, Allport's voice work and editing really doesn't impress me.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Yeah, it's the future, and no, things haven't changed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Greatest Host

  • By: Ray Jay Perreault
  • Narrated by: Christopher M. Allport
  • Length: 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

A wandering alien life form seeks a compatible host to share its life. The life has lived for a long time and shared life with many life forms. Throughout the alien's life it is able to find suitable hosts for short periods of time and in other hosts life is hard and risky. Finally the alien life form travels to a planet and finds the perfect species to share its life with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful perspective..

  • By ATX-LH on 03-15-16

What an interesting concept for a short story

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

Reviewed: 02-08-17

allowing yourself to think objectively is such an amazing trait for a storyteller. the author really captures and out-of-the-box concept that could be developed into something even greater later on. definitely worth the time to read this

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Virus: 72 Hours to Live

  • By: Ray Jay Perreault
  • Narrated by: Zachary Johnson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

During a public relations trip to Europe the first lady Abby Patterson; her daughter, Beth; and son, Dave, lose their lives to a very fast and suspicious virus. As the virus takes over the world the president of the United States Arnold Patterson must deal with the collapse of the United States Government. His trusted adviser Admiral Nial Hagerly does his best to keep the military viable but it is a losing battle. The government moves to Camp David while they deal with the collapse then ultimately they are forced to move to an aircraft carrier in the Atlantic where they plan to rebuild the country and Earth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Virus

  • By zoe on 03-31-16

A must for SIMPOC fans!

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

Reviewed: 02-06-17

Anyone that loved the first two SIMPOC books will love this expanded story that tells of what's happening in the DC area and beyond our planet.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Arrival

  • The Evaran Chronicles Prequel
  • By: Adair Hart
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Jake Melkins is a few months away from turning 21. By the Seceltor Empire's laws, he will have to go to a breeding camp, or directly into slavery. Neither choice appeals to him. All this changes with the arrival of a space-and-time-traveling being known as Evaran at the space-station-turned-rest-stop that Jake lives on.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Everan has a soft spot for humans!

  • By bluestategirl on 08-26-16

A great Sci-Fi story that's not over the top!

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

Reviewed: 05-22-16

From beginning to end, The Arrival was amazing. It's compelling and the pacing is just right. This is Sci-Fi done right. A powerful being sees the opportunity to make something right and helps, for nothing in return... just because it's right.

The characters are well explored and have distinct personalities that are easy to tell apart, in large part due to the amazing narration.

I would absolutely love to hear more by this combination!

This book was provided free in exchange for an honest review.

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  • SIMPOC - Human Remnants

  • SIMPOC, Book 2
  • By: Ray Jay Perreault
  • Narrated by: Zachary Johnson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Joan Herl the commander of the space station Oasis and her husband Colonel Tom Herl contact Admiral Hagerly, who is the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. He, President Patterson, and the remainder of the government have taken refuge on the aircraft carrier Fittsburg in the middle of the Atlantic. The few remaining humans welcome the returning crew members from the moon colony Desert Beach.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book 2

  • By zoe on 12-12-15

Great followup to Book 1

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

Reviewed: 04-24-16

Would you listen to SIMPOC - Human Remnants again? Why?

In a couple years, sure.

What other book might you compare SIMPOC - Human Remnants to and why?

Aside from the first one, I don't know that I can... its quite unique and can't really be compared to most other books I've read. Don't misinterpret what I'm saying, it's fresh and amazing. I love this and the first. Looking forward to reading the rest of Perreault's collection.

Which scene was your favorite?

When in California, we're stopped by two locals that think they'll get the drop on the lead robotic commander, Alpha. While the scene is probably 1/2 a page, it's powerful and has stuck with me for the rest of the book.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, Perreault's books have that quality about them.

Any additional comments?

This book was provided free in exchange for an honest review. I don't 5-star everything, check my other reviews as an example. This is a solid book, definitely worth your time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful