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  • Accidental Thief

  • LitRPG Accidental Traveler Adventure, Book 1
  • By: Jamie Davis, C.J. Davis
  • Narrated by: Roberto Scarlato
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 428

Hal Dix was stuck in an unlucky life. His wife is a successful executive, while his IT help desk job led nowhere. Even his daughter's daycare teacher thought he was a loser. He couldn't catch a break. Now a strange woman at a flea market sells Hal a bootleg release of a highly anticipated game. It is just what he wished for, and he can't wait to play it during his long weekend home alone. His luck has finally turned around, right? Hal should be careful what he wishes for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fun Listen

  • By HeatherY on 02-14-18

Drivel

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

Reviewed: 03-08-19

Boring and Derivative. I am a big fan of the lit RPG genre but the story was just sad. It was completely unoriginal and broken. MC was not believable. And the skill system was stupid. Clearly the author has never thrown a blade. I know it’s a fantasy book but an cubical dweller turns into a master thief at level 11 and in a three week period. Narriation was good however so keep up the good work.

  • The Long Way Down

  • Daniel Faust, Book 1
  • By: Craig Schaefer
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,210
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,210

Nobody knows the seedy underbelly of Las Vegas like Daniel Faust, a sorcerer for hire and ex-gangster who uses black magic and bullets to solve his clients' problems. When an old man comes seeking vengeance for his murdered granddaughter, what looks like a simple job quickly spirals out of control. Soon Daniel stands in the crossfire between a murderous porn director; a corrupt cop with a quick trigger finger; and his own former employer, a racket boss who isn't entirely human.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall pretty good

  • By Brian Allen on 02-04-15

Nora Roberts and Jim Butcher have a weird mutated love child

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

Reviewed: 08-19-15

I the book splits halfway through it started as a weak Harry Dresden novel and then quickly the lead character find the love romance and loses his mind. We then go into a Nora Roberts tailspin. The plot is shaky the whole ending is weird I don't know why this book is getting good reviews. Maybe his other books are better but this one's not that great.

15 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Linkershim

  • Sovereign of the Seven Isles, Book 6
  • By: David A. Wells
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,442
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,328

Spring has arrived, and open war with it. Mostly healed from his wound, Alexander departs the Dragon Isle only to be set upon by enemies from all sides. Outnumbered, desperate and running for his life, he’s shipwrecked in enemy territory then sold into slavery in the fabled city of Mithel Dour. Ancient and mysterious, it’s said that the city was discovered rather than built. Within, Alexander finds a secret so old and so powerful that it could turn the tide of war and possibly doom Isabel to the netherworld in the process.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and Unique World of ...Difficult Love Story...

  • By Troy on 12-03-14

I tried.... but No

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

Reviewed: 01-06-15

What disappointed you about Linkershim?

I wanted to like the series. first 2 books were solid/good books and then we descend. I really wanted to there was so much potential but the characters never grow. there caught jack get them out and there caught and jack gets them out. jack is a bard/master spy/ninja hell the story should be about him. ugh not happy i wanted to return this last book bu no i won't I will use it as a personal punishment to stop listening to books when they are bad.

  • Her Own Devices

  • A Steampunk Adventure Novel
  • By: Shelley Adina
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544

Seventeen-year-old Lady Claire Trevelyan, left alone after the Arabian bubble financial disaster claims home and family, now leads the cleverest gang in the London underworld. Between outwitting a rival gang, inventing a device that will net her and her scientist employer worldwide fame, and keeping her mother from marrying her off, she can almost forget that a powerful lord wants to get closer…and if he succeeds, can destroy it all with a single word…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • should be 5 but...

  • By Comfort Connoisseur on 05-14-14

should be 5 but...

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

Reviewed: 05-14-14

Any additional comments?

it was great. I thought it was going to be the steampunk version of Mean Girls but it was delightful. My only complaint is the brevity of the book. The author could have easily drawn out the book and I find it baffling that none of the other street gangs didn't bother her. but still a good solid read/listen.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Crystal Shard

  • Legend of Drizzt: Icewind Dale Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,882
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,552
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,550

Drizzt Do’Urden has settled in the windswept towns of Icewind Dale. There, he encounters a young barbarian named Wulfgar, captured in a raid and made the ward of a grizzled dwarf name Bruenor. With Drizzt’s help, Wulfgar will grow from a feral child to a man with the heart of a dwarf, the instincts of a savage, and the soul of a hero. But it will take even more than that to defeat the demonic power of Crenshininbon, the fabled Crystal Shard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By Mark on 06-13-13

This is the book that started my love of Fantasy

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

Reviewed: 05-09-13

Would you listen to The Crystal Shard again? Why?

yes and have this is a great book with deep characters

What did you like best about this story?

it is noble and you can see the characters grow. also the battle mechanics are quite good

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

I listened to it in in 48 hours

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,549
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,578
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37,580

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Overrated

  • By David on 04-03-13

I stumbled into greatness

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

Reviewed: 08-29-12

I bought this book on a whim. This book was riveting, enthralling, and engaging beyond my expectation. I have not had a read this good in years.

1 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Moneyball

  • The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,318

Moneyball reveals a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently can't buy: the secret of success in baseball. The logical places to look would be the giant offices of major league teams and the dugouts. But the real jackpot is a cache of numbers collected over the years by a strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts: software engineers, statisticians, Wall Street analysts, lawyers, and physics professors.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Book, Outstanding Narration, Sloppy Edit

  • By Dirk Turgid on 03-05-12

I have found my next unsaviory role model

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

Reviewed: 06-20-12

This book was gripping!!! I could not take my headphones off. The correlatives to modern life were astounding. Oh, it???s just another book about baseball! No. If this is your first thought then you missed the point. You missed the premise. The world is full of untapped knowledge waiting for the individual who is savvy and yet fearless. I love this book. I am rereading it again trying to think of subtle ways to bring these ideals to my line of work. Great book. Thanks for writing it!

  • Morrigan's Cross

  • Circle Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,793
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,423

Standing on the cliffs of 12th-century Ireland following the disappearance of his twin, Hoyt Mac Cionaoith is visited by the goddess Morrigan and is charged with the ultimate of tasks: saving his and all future worlds. His enemy, the beautiful but deadly vampire queen Lilith, has had over 2,000 years of experience in cruelly killing and changing humans into one of her own - including Hoyt's brother, Cian.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Have worn my iPod all day!

  • By Sharon on 01-30-11

Same story diffrent time

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-10

This is the same story as the Sign of Seven Trilogy. the narration is well done but the story is almost exactly the same. the sign of seven was a good story line but i didn't want to hear it again in a 14th century format. the concept had great promise but it was predictable once you have read the Sign of Seven Trilogy. I hope this helps