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  • A Storm of Swords

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 47 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 52,501
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,219
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 45,183

As opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others, a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow.

  • By Magikarp Salad on 12-22-07

Best book so far.

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

My only complaint is that this series needs a female counterpart. Narrator has enough range though.

  • FREE Yesterday's Gone: Season 1 - Episode 1

  • By: Sean Platt, David Wright
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase, R. C. Bray, Brian Holsopple, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,829
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,525
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,521

Can humanity survive what it never saw coming? On October 15 at 2:15 a.m. Earth vanished. A scattered few woke alone in a world with no rules, other than survival at any cost. These survivors aren't truly alone... Someone or something is watching them. And waiting... Strangers unite. Sides are chosen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BEER BATTERED BULL SH@@

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 08-31-14

Typical end of world book.

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

Reviewed: 12-25-18

It starts off okay. Big cast so that's nice. Would be interested in knowing what happens.

  • A Clash of Kings

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 37 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 60,600
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52,161
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 52,097

A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm hooked, but narration...

  • By Peter on 04-02-13

It's Game of Thrones. Book Version.

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

Everything had been said. Love the show, love the books. As big as they are though, still would help to have a female alongside a Male narrator.

  • The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story

  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,472
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8,314
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8,347

"Mountain Man" Augustus Berry is a survivor in undead suburbia. He scavenges what he can from what's left over. He is very careful in what he does and where he goes, taking no chances, no unnecessary risks, and weighing every choice...until he decides to visit the hospital at the edge of town, and experiences terror the likes he's never encountered before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 40 ROLLS OF ASS CLEANING GOODNESS

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 04-25-15

Brutal world, typical story

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

Maybe it gets better with other books in the series but it seems like the author back tracks. Example is the brutality and physical damage the main character goes through and describes it well, too find out was not that bad. Suspend all logic and it's a fun listen though.

  • The Raven Flies at Night

  • Father Gunter, Demon Hunter, Book 2
  • By: Janine R. Pestel
  • Narrated by: John H Fehskens
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

A demon's presence in the town has the townfolk depressed, with suicides being a daily occurrence. After the duo meets Father Nelson, they receive an amulet that will aid them in their battle against the Mountainview demon. But after a meeting with TV reporter Belinda Carstone, they learn of her mysterious dream, and a demon that abducted her many years ago. Soon, their adventure takes a completely new, terrifying direction. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gunter and Bob are back

  • By Spooky Mike on 06-04-18

It's like Constantine and Supernatural.

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

I actually like the characters and even though I did not listen to the first book yet, it was easy to follow and the narrator was good with the different characters. I hope to hear more from Father Gunter.
I received this book for free in exchange for a voluntary unbiased review.

  • Alien: Covenant Origins

  • The Official Prequel to the Blockbuster Film
  • By: Alan Dean Foster
  • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 431

The Covenant mission is the most ambitious endeavor in the history of Weyland-Yutani. A ship bound for Origae-6, carrying 2,000 colonists beyond the limits of known space, this is a make-or-break investment for the corporation - and for the future of all mankind. Yet there are those who would die to stop the mission. As the colony ship hovers in Earth orbit, several violent events reveal a deadly conspiracy to sabotage the launch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Corporate Espionage, No Monsters

  • By Admiralu on 02-13-18

At least I know what Earth is like.

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

Wish I could say it was a good book but average at best. Really gives no back story that anyone cares about since we know what happens in the movie. Narrator was okay. Had enough tones to make it less boring to me.

  • 52 Sleepless Nights

  • Thriller, Suspense, Mystery, and Horror Short Stories
  • By: Tobias Wade
  • Narrated by: Paul Jenkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

Did you know that heaven keeps a prisoner? Or that the grim reaper's scythe isn't there to harvest you? It's really to protect you against something on your journey. This is a huge collection of 52 psychological horror and supernatural horror stories, the second volume to the Amazon best-selling horror collection, 51 Sleepless Nights.   

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible.

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-24-18

Too many stories go nowhere.

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

It seems these were some stories the author wrote down in a journal and never completed his thoughts. I think if he fleshed out some of these, it would gave been better but to me they were all over the place. This is not to say I think the author is a bad writer, just needs work on some of these stories. The narrator had no range and each story and the same tone which made it hard to get through all of them. I received this book for free in exchange for a voluntary unbiased review.

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  • True Crime Stories: 12 Shocking True Crime Murder Cases

  • True Crime Anthology, Volume 10
  • By: Jack Rosewood
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Can’t get enough of gruesome true crime stories and endless turn of events? Then this book is for you. In the following true crime anthology, you will be introduced to some of the most tragic crime cases in modern history. The 12 crimes profiled in this volume will keep you listening, although sometimes due to the shocking nature you will undoubtedly not want to listen.... The primary theme of this volume is youth violence and some of the factors that have driven kids to kill. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hug your kids tight before and after listening

  • By Spooky Mike on 06-05-18

Another great Jack Olsen book.

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

Not much else to say. Jack draws you in and Kevin is really bringing it to life. I recommend this and all his other books if you are interested in crime and some back story. I received this book for free in exchange for a voluntary unbiased review.

  • The Flipside

  • By: Jake Bible
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 78

The year is 2046, and dinosaurs are real. Time bubbles across the world, many as large as 100 square miles, turn like clockwork, revealing prehistoric landscapes from the Cretaceous Period. They reveal the Flipside. Now, 30 years after the first turn, the clockwork is breaking down, as one of the world's powers has decided to exploit the phenomenon for his own gain. Former head of security for Topside Command Trevon Cash must navigate his way through the chaos of the broken turns and take a team Flipside to try to figure out what is happening. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Creative Time Travel story.

  • By cosmitron on 06-26-18

Okay Jurrasic Park type book.

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

The narrator was fine reading the book but many parts of the story was too bloated and slowed down the flow of the book. Interesting scientific premise on time travel though. I received this book for free in exchange for a voluntary unbiased review of the book.

Even with it slow points, it is a fun listen.

  • The Coming Storm

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,929
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,342

Tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis… Weather can be deadly – especially when it strikes without warning. Millions of Americans could soon find themselves at the mercy of violent weather if the public data behind lifesaving storm alerts gets privatized for personal gain. In his first Audible Original feature, New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis delivers hard-hitting research on not-so-random weather data – and how Washington plans to release it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why you shouldn't ignore the weather forecast

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 09-10-18

Interesting listen about information.

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

My first Audible Original that I choose for the month and was surprised on how interesting it would be. United States sits on mountains of info that is free to the public but some private companies block it from being easily accesable, no matter our safety. Must listen.