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  • Blood Song

  • Raven's Shadow, Book 1
  • By: Anthony Ryan
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 23 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,509

The Sixth Order wields the sword of justice and smites the enemies of the Faith and the Realm. Vaelin Al Sorna was only a child of 10 when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order. The Brothers of the Sixth Order are devoted to battle, and Vaelin will be trained and hardened to the austere, celibate, and dangerous life of a Warrior of the Faith. He has no family now save the Order.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, but the narration did not live up to it.

  • By Anthony on 06-29-16

Awful..Terribly Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

With only 3 hours left, I just don't have the will to push through the remaining pages of this book. I started over after about 2 hours into it because I thought I'd missed something. The story is simply without depth. It is a book about ....well, I really don't know. Boys are trained to become expert warriors. Women are hardly mentioned. A few teasers are provided (abnormal abilities) associated with the "Dark", but the story drags to nowhere. Now we have the all important, illusive "Blood Song" that appears to be a reason to keep reading. Well, the money is gone. I decided to cut my losses in time.

  • The Ploughmen

  • A Novel
  • By: Kim Zupan
  • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,084
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 999
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 987

At the center of this searing fever-dream of a novel are two men - a killer awaiting trial and a troubled young deputy - sitting across fromeach other in the dark, talking through the bars of a county jail cell: JohnGload, so brutally adept at his craft that only now, at the age of 77, has he faced the prospect of long-term incarceration; and Valentine Millimaki, low man in the Copper County sheriff's department, who draws the overnight shift after Gload's arrest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great language and performance

  • By Villarreal on 11-06-17

Confused Author!

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

She couldn't decide whether to write a poam or a psychological thriller. There is good story worth the credit in there. However, extreme patients is required to endure the terribly distracting and misplaced descriptive stuff.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Troop

  • By: Nick Cutter
  • Narrated by: Corey Brill
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,587
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,327
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,325

Once every year, Scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a weekend camping trip - a tradition as comforting and reliable as a good ghost story around a roaring bonfre. The boys are a tight-knit crew. There’s Kent, one of the most popular kids in school; Ephraim and Max, also well-liked and easygoing; then there’s Newt the nerd and Shelley the odd duck. For the most part, they all get along and are happy to be there - which makes Scoutmaster Tim’s job a little easier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mild spoilers

  • By Jess B on 02-15-18

Descriptively Spooky & Engaging

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

I enjoyed every minute I spent listening to this gripping story. About a fourth of the way through the book, I found myself searching for more titles written by Nick Cutter. I think the narrator subtly added an enhanced level of creepiness to story. On several occasions, I stood completely motionless and carefully listening to what would come next. Money well spent!

  • The Desert Spear

  • By: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
  • Length: 26 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,517
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,675
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,673

The world remains under siege by demonkind stalking the land when the sun goes down. But a new hero has risen from the desert. Claiming to be the mythical Deliverer, Ahmann Jardir now rides alongside the allied desert tribes of Krasia. Jardir and his fellows are on an epic quest to vanquish the demons plaguing the world and bring humanity back from the brink of extinction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth My Credit

  • By Lauffeuer on 05-27-10

Night! I can't wait to get the next book!

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

I seldom write a review, but this story demands one; particularly to counter the negative reviews that are based on Jardir's story. Please don't let those reviews discourage you. Jardir's history adds an intriguing and needed balance to the saga. The new and interesting characters introduced broadens the scope of the story. The end of this engaging drama left me wanting more. I paused several times while polishing my boat completely engrossed in epic battles that were occurring in the worlds of both antagonists when suddenly, and unexpectedly the book ended. "Night!!"

The outcome of the battles was satisfying, but I wanted more book. I said aloud; "Nooooo....Okay, that was good!"

  • Well Fed

  • Mountain Man, Book 4
  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,519
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,213
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,191

After nearly four years, the zombie epidemic has almost burnt itself out. Gus' new life on a communal farm is peaceful. The daily routine of policing the fields is rarely disrupted by straying undead. His drinking binges are over. Long days have thrown time over the memories of Annapolis. But this will all change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best f*** series of books ever

  • By Brandie Beckman on 03-14-15

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

Nice ending to an eventful journey for Gus and the Captain. Loaded with honorable and ugly characters that held my attention in a tight grip from beginning to end.

  • His Needs, Her Needs

  • Building an Affair-Proof Marriage
  • By: Willard F. Harley Jr.
  • Narrated by: Willard F. Harley Jr.
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,012
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 849
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 841

In the classic best-seller His Needs, Her Needs, Willard F. Harley, Jr., identifies the ten most vital needs of men and women and shows husbands and wives how to satisfy those needs in their spouses. He provides guidance for becoming irresistible to your spouse and for loving more creatively and sensitively, thereby eliminating the problems that often lead to extramarital affairs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very practical and helpful

  • By Ange on 11-22-13

Don't Forget Where We Started

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

Reviewed: 11-21-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I have already recommended this book to several couples because of the quality of information it contained. I don't believe in a perfect relationship; we are imperfect by design (the sum of our experiences). However, this book offers multiple ways to improve the quality of our love life if taken seriously.

What did you like best about this story?

The concept of deposits and withdrawals is so apparent that I don't know how I missed it. If both lovers apply this concept to daily living, then the mutual intentions of a happy home is guaranteed.

Have you listened to any of Willard F. Harley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first time I have listened to Willard and I think he was great.

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

There are many areas of this book that are useful for enhancing the quality of a relationship. Willard points to the fact that most of us tend to forget the efforts we made while trying to when the love of our partner. We get into routines that takes the love we treasure for granted.He also demonstrates how easy it is to find yourself on the side of the fence that grass only appears to be greener.

Any additional comments?

Don't waste your time and money on marriage counselling; listen to Willard F. Harley!

  • Hair of the Bitch

  • A Dark Psychological Thriller
  • By: Jeff Menapace
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 104

Calvin Court is a massage therapist with a few secrets. He battles depression. He medicates with too much booze. And he's got the hots for one of his clients. She claims the feeling is mutual...until she frames Calvin for murder and blackmails him. The price? Not much. Calvin just has to do her bidding in a black-market industry catering to the very rich and the oh-so-very disturbed. Maybe he's just better off at the bar.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • READ (LISTEN) TO THIS BOOK!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-03-15

Dark & Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 11-21-16

Where does Hair of the Bitch rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I would rank this one among the top 20% of the psychological thrillers that I have listened to.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Hair of the Bitch?

The most memorable moments came near the end of the story where Calvin's expectations seem to be yet another extension of his gullible and unsuspecting personality (no spoilers).

Which scene was your favorite?

The author produced an interesting story that offered insight into a dark and conniving mind. Although Angela possessed the key elements of a psychopath (crafty, intelligent, self absorbed), these gifts were not well demonstrated on so naive a character like Calvin. He was just too simple. The story would have been more interesting if Angela had more of a challenge.

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

The narrator was exceptional. However, I was disappointed with the final resolve of the key character, Calvin. His final decision was unexpected and quite pointless. On second thought, how could I expect more from a character that has already been branded as "simple".

Any additional comments?

It is nice change in substance to read and listen to "bad girl" books. I wish there were more. The performance of the narrator enhanced the quality of the story.

  • The Lure of Hell

  • Hard Case, the John Harding Series, Book 2
  • By: Bernard Lee DeLeo, RJ Parker Publishing Inc
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

To achieve these objectives, Harding's CIA boss, Denny Strobert, introduces two new cold blooded killers to John Harding's Oakland crew, Clint Dostiene and Lynn Montoya. Strobert has big plans for Lynn Montoya once she's freelancing with Harding's crew in the future too - he needs a woman on the West Coast Murderer's Row not afraid to get her hands or her knife dirty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved This Bad Girl

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-21-16

Loved This Bad Girl

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

Reviewed: 11-21-16

If you could sum up The Lure of Hell in three words, what would they be?

Intense, Scary, and Fun!

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the palpable fear that Ms. Lynn Montoya elicited right from the pages of the novel. Her patience with her targets was so eerie that it became humorous. Lynn's comment to a potential target during a police interrogation: “Don’t mind that mean old policeman, let him leave; you and I will work it all out” nearly brought me to my knees laughing.

The scary part was in knowing she meant every word of what she said.

Have you listened to any of Kevin Pierce’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Hey, Kevin is one of the best. In fact, I decided to discontinue buying books in this series because Kevin stopped narrating beyond book 4. He has the unique ability to left the story right off the pages and arouse the imagination. Kevin patience in narrating allows one to experience the story as though the events were happening in real time. He put the element of reality in fiction.

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

You only think that you're Bad!

Any additional comments?

Give me more of "Bad Girls" in novels. They are delightfully contradictory to "Sugar and Spice".

  • The Tide

  • By: Anthony Melchiorri
  • Narrated by: Ryan Kennard Burke
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 852
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 772
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 771

Captain Dominic Holland leads a crew of skilled covert operatives and talented scientific personnel. He's taken them to all corners of the Earth to protect the United States from biological and chemical warfare. When his CIA handler, Meredith Webb, gives him a mission to investigate a disturbing lead on a laboratory based out of an abandoned oil rig, they discover the most terrifying threat to mankind they've ever faced - a genetically engineered biological weapon called the Oni Agent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great start! Repeat listener, right here.

  • By Lola B. on 03-17-16

Could have been much better.

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

Reviewed: 11-14-16

What did you like best about The Tide? What did you like least?

The story line around the development of the biochemical weapon that transformed humans into something that ultimately could not be controlled is what was most interesting. The narrator was so monotone and unemotional that it decreased the quality of the book.

What did you like best about this story?

The cohesiveness and commitment of the soldiers in dealing with the problem was great.

How could the performance have been better?

Use a different narrator.

Did The Tide inspire you to do anything?

This one seemed good enough to read independently of a narrator.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Aloha from Hell

  • By: Richard Kadrey
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,072
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,062

In Sandman Slim Stark came back from hell for revenge. Once again all is not right in L.A. Lucifer is back in Heaven, God is on vacation, and an insane killer mounts a war against both Heaven and Hell. Stark’s got to head back down to his old stomping grounds in Hell to rescue his long lost love, stop an insane serial killer, prevent both Good and Evil from completely destroying each other, and stop the demonic Kissi from ruining the party for everyone. Even for Sandman Slim, that’s a tall order. And it’s only the beginning.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What a great character --

  • By Ione on 10-21-11

One Hell of a Trip!

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

Reviewed: 09-09-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book only to the open-minded that could appreciate an atypical, but fun story.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The most interesting and frustrating aspect of the story was the description of Hell. The author's persistence to describe Hell was a distraction that served only to decrease the quality of the story. The strength of this work is found in the dynamics that develops between the colorful characters and their roles.

What about MacLeod Andrews’s performance did you like?

The narrator is outstanding! I actually look for books narrated by MacLeod Andrew's. He has the uncommon gift of bringing a story to life.

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

Mustang Sally's Ride to Hell.