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  • Rise of a D-List Supervillain

  • By: Jim Bernheimer
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 660
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653

One of the few heroes he respects has been captured, and now, Cal must rely on his wit, technical skills, and a healthy dose of The Big Lie, to pull off a daring rescue from inside a villain's base. Along the way, he and his team of New Renegades will have to worry about an imposter, human/animal Manglermal hybrids, a naked woman, an evil scientist, a terrifying plan, and the ever intrusive presence of Big Brother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • of two minds.

  • By Omki on 09-18-17

Abrupt End

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

Reviewed: 10-14-17

Overall this was fine but it felt like the end came in the middle. the first book had multiple short episodic sections this one felt like that but without the actual conclusion.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Turning to One Another

  • Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future
  • By: Margaret J. Wheatley
  • Narrated by: Margaret J. Wheatley
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Margaret Wheatley proposes that citizens band together with their colleagues and friends to create the solutions for social change, both locally and globally, that are so badly needed. Such change will not come from governments or corporations but from the ageless process of thinking together in conversation. Turning to One Another encourages this process.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Save us from author readings...

  • By Cory on 10-06-17

Save us from author readings...

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-17

I cannot say whether this woman is a good writer or not. I can only say that her reading is unbearable. I would rather eat this book than listen to it.

  • The Terran Privateer

  • The Duchy of Terra, Book 1
  • By: Glynn Stewart
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,134

Earth is conquered. Sol is lost. One ship is tasked to free them. One Captain to save them all. When an alien armada destroys the United Earth Space Force and takes control of the human homeworld, newly reinstated Captain Annette Bond must take her experimental hyperspace cruiser Tornado into exile as Terra's only interstellar privateer. She has inferior technology, crude maps, and no concept of her enemy, but the seedy underbelly of galactic society welcomes her so long as she has prizes to sell and money to spend.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Fun!

  • By phicob on 12-08-16

Prosaic

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

Reviewed: 08-14-17


The word prosaic is overused in this book but the book itself is unique enough to keep you listening. The narration is not as great as it could be the reader struggled with having too many accents to keep track of and the constant clicking is grating after a while. I still intend to listen to the next book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Critical Failures IV: The Phantom Pinas

  • Caverns and Creatures, Book 4
  • By: Robert Bevan
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Sleep
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,064
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,894
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,891

The adventure continues. Tim and the C and C gang face their most difficult challenges yet. Horses die. Eyeballs are eaten. People are urinated on. A god is born.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Horse!

  • By John on 03-09-17

Wearing thin

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

Reviewed: 07-05-17

It is getting a bit thin. Good job making clear what it would be like to be stuck in a world with a bunch of drunken 17 year old rednecks.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Paradise

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25,641
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,042
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,949

While the crew of the starship Flying Dutchman have been trying to assure people that hostile aliens do not have access to Earth, the UN Expeditionary Force has been stranded on the planet they nicknamed "Paradise". The Flying Dutchman is headed back out on another mission, and the UN wants the ship to find out the status of the humans on Paradise.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • running out of ideas...

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-08-17

Mockdogs

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

Reviewed: 05-29-17

I expected a more substantial story or even a conclusion to the series instead it feels like going camping and finding your dad brought all the fixings but left the hot dogs at the house.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Distopia

  • Land of Dis, Book 2
  • By: Robert Kroese
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 151

Set a thousand years (give or take) before the events of Disenchanted, Distopia tells the story of Wyngalf the Bold, the legendary hero renowned for ridding the land of Dis of the scourge of dragons. The story begins as Wyngalf, a young missionary for an obscure religious sect, arrives in the port city of Skuldred. Desperate to prove his worth to his superiors, Wyngalf finds himself drafted into leading a missionary voyage across the sea to the semilegendary land of Dis.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good listen, though not as funny as the first

  • By Jasmine Wahlberg on 10-26-17

Dis-Interested

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

Reviewed: 05-12-17

I enjoyed the first book in the Dis series enough to get this one but I found the author's desire to tell me his political views through dull exposition to be off putting. There was very little story to the book and I had to give up with several hours remaining.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • For We Are Many

  • Bobiverse, Book 2
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 43,184
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40,449
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,333

Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Denis E.Taylor Sets A New Standard For Sci-Fi

  • By Devin on 04-18-17

Bobbing for Others

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

Reviewed: 04-21-17

Another great story. The multiple first person perspectives are done well but it may be getting to the upper limit of individual Bobs whose perspectives I can take. The story was fun and kept me engaged but I wish it had been longer, it felt like it needed another 5 hours to really wrap up. Don't let that stop you from getting the book, if you liked the first one you will like this as well.

  • Forging Hephaestus

  • Villains' Code Series, Book 1
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 26 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,694
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,406
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,401

Gifted with meta-human powers, Tori Rivas kept away from the limelight, preferring to work as a thief in the shadows. But when she's captured trying to rob a vault that belongs to a secret guild of villains, she's offered a hard choice: prove she has what it takes to join them or be eliminated. Apprenticed to one of the world's most powerful (and supposedly dead) villains, she is thrust into a strange world where the lines that divide superheroes and criminals are more complex than they seem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Nice Surprise with some Really Fun Characters

  • By Small Mountain on 09-29-17

Very fun and longer than most

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

Reviewed: 03-16-17

This was a great book. I often feel like this type of story is broken up into multiple volumes unnecessarily, it was great to have one that was so long.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • NPCs

  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,945
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,392

What happens when the haggling is done and the shops are closed? When the quest has been given, the steeds saddled, and the adventurers are off to their next encounter? They keep the world running, the food cooked, and the horses shoed, yet what adventurer has ever spared a thought or concern for the Non-Player Characters? In the town of Maplebark, four such NPCs settle in for a night of actively ignoring the adventurers drinking in the tavern when things go quickly and fatally awry.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable if you manage your expectations

  • By Miachi on 01-23-15

Fun and Different Enough.

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

Reviewed: 01-31-17

Fun listen and different enough from books like Critical Failure or similar titles to keep it interesting. No spoiler to say I could have done without the Players being involved beyond the first chapter but they were not annoying enough to spoil the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 63,547
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 59,631
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,514

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

Solid Fun

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

Reviewed: 01-18-17

A somewhat lighter/sillier version of The Martian. I would highly recommend this book to those who like fun, techy sci-fi.