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  • Super Sales on Super Heroes

  • By: William D. Arand
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,406
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,002
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,983

In a world full of super powers, Felix has a pretty crappy one. He has the ability to modify any item he owns. To upgrade anything. Sounds great on paper. Almost like a video game. Except that the amount of power it takes to actually change, modify, or upgrade anything worthwhile is beyond his abilities. With that in mind, Felix settled into a normal life. A normal job. His entire world changes when the city he lives in is taken over by a super villain. Becoming a country of one city. A city state.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lot better than I thought it would be

  • By Phillip hinch on 07-08-17

great fun and world building

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

Reviewed: 03-12-19

Just a whole lotta fun. Lots of world building. Fun characters, a dark here in charge perhaps? He makes it hard to be sure. Lots of questions answered, but many more left; looking forward to the second book.

  • Storm World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 10
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 16 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,865
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,766
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,757

In an unprecedented first, Earth sends a message to Mogwa Prime. Unfortunately, the messenger is not met with enthusiasm. Misunderstandings soon threaten all of Humanity. Forced to prove Earth can serve the Empire better than any rival, McGill does his best. Eager to prove our worth to the Galactics, the frontier war between Rigel and Earth is expanded to Storm World. Circled by six moons, the planet is ravaged by wild storms and tides. Battles are fought in raging hurricanes, and death stalks the soldiers on both sides.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A bit more of the same... but still fantastic

  • By Elliot on 01-31-19

McGill does it again

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

Reviewed: 03-08-19

The author continues with his general pattern for these books but adds new aliens, new situations, and allows our intrepid hero to get us into more danger yet again. Of course he also gets us out while managing to add something else looming on the horizon. If you like the previous books your love this one too.

  • The Sidekicks Initiative: A Comedy Superhero Adventure

  • By: Barry J. Hutchison
  • Narrated by: Phil Thron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

When sworn protectors of Earth, the Justice Platoon, are all horribly killed, their former arch-enemies come crawling out of the woodwork. Outnumbered, outgunned, and out of options, the US government has no choice but to activate the Sidekicks Initiative, dragging the Platoon's middle-aged ex-sidekicks out of retirement. Now these three reluctant, out of shape former child-wonders must work together to stop the rising tide of supervillainy, avenge their former mentors' deaths, and bring the world back from the brink of destruction. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All hail THE Butterfly King! Ummm... I mean Randy😜

  • By C. White on 02-20-19

Barry did it again!!

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

Reviewed: 02-27-19

Barry J. Hutchison has hit it out of the park with this latest offering in what I hope will be a new series."Space Team" and "Deadman" series are going to be hard to top, while this doesn't do that, it is just as much fun. This is certainly a more tame offering from Barry as well. if you've read about Squirrel tits and explosive shizing in his other works, you'll totally get me here. loads of fun.

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  • Sten

  • Sten Series, Book 1
  • By: Chris Bunch, Allan Cole
  • Narrated by: Jerry Sciarrio
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 234
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 173

The first book in an action–packed new SF adventure series. Vulcan is a factory planet, centuries old, Company run, ugly as sin, and unfeeling as death. Vulcan breeds just two types of native: complacent or tough. Sten is tough. When his family is killed in a mysterious accident, Sten rebels, harassing the Company from the metal world’s endless maze-like warrens. He could end up just another burnt–out Delinquent. But people like Sten never give up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • VERY Good

  • By Denis Dimick on 06-20-13

fun fast read

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

Reviewed: 02-27-19

This book left me wanting more! it was fun, and fast paced, characters were believable, and likable as well. Fortunately for us all there are a bunch of books in this series! Do go in order, you don't really have to, but you'll tank me later if you do.
highly recommended.

  • Super Powereds: Year 2

  • Super Powereds, Book 2
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 32 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,423
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,977
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,959

Despite having their secret revealed, the residents of Melbrook Hall return to Lander University for another year in the Hero Certification Program. Good thing the focus of this year is teamwork, because with their origins known, they'll have to lean on each other more than ever. Now finally sophomores, their curriculum expands, allowing them to train in the majors that Heroes specialize in. The new classes will test their minds, bodies, and determination in ways never anticipated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favorite stories

  • By Joshua on 07-22-16

Much like a book one

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

Reviewed: 02-07-19

This second book in the series is as fun and entertaining as the first. The pace is acceptable, although the book is quite long. The characters continue to grow and stretch themselves. The loss of a significant character, and my personal favorite – and by far the most entertaining character in the story, well it gives me pause. Without that characters interactions, I find I have no desire to go further in the series. I suspect this depends solely on who you tended to identify with. The loss of this character doesn't bother you, by all means drive on the next one and enjoy. But importantly, if you read the first one and liked it you will enjoy this one as well. Recommended.

  • Besieged

  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,476
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,168

The ancient gods are alive and well in the modern world in this hilarious, action-packed collection of original short stories featuring Atticus O'Sullivan, the handsome, tattooed, 2,000-year-old Irishman with extraordinary magic powers from Kevin Hearne's New York Times best-selling Iron Druid Chronicles.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What the heck happened?

  • By Stephan on 08-13-17

entertaining

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

Reviewed: 02-07-19

This offering in the Iron Druid Chronicles is fun. It basically fills in a number of small holes and jumps around repeatedly in time. I would strongly recommend you do not read this book until you have completed the entire series. There are a couple of minor spoilers in the book if you haven't. It is recommended, although you will find that many of the short stories herein, leave you wanting more detail and wondering why Kevin Hearne did not expand them into full models. He certainly could have.

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,015
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,815
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58,667

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

fun one

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

Reviewed: 02-07-19

I recommend this book. It's fun, it has some excitement, and keeps you going. Lead character is engaging and entertaining, and the site characters are sufficient to support her and retain interest in their own right. It's a well-rounded book and I think you'll have fun with it.

  • Space Team: The King of Space Must Die

  • By: Barry J. Hutchison
  • Narrated by: Phil Thron
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 330

Geronimus Krone, the most dangerous man in existence, has altered the course of time and appointed himself King of Space and now rules the galaxy with the help of his four monstrous generals and their armies. Cal Carver and his crew are the galaxy's only hope. But, reeling from their recent loss, they can't stop Krone on their own. Fortunately, they've got a whole bunch of friends they can call on for help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Barry and Phil nailed it again

  • By Stevie Havoc on 08-09-18

fast and as fun as before

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

AS fun as his previous books in the series. I didn't find the story quite as engaging this time around but still a lot of fun. Don't start the series here, start at the beginning. You'll be glad you did.

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  • Space Police: Attack of the Mammary Clans

  • An Almost Funny Scifi Space Comedy, Book 1
  • By: David Blake
  • Narrated by: Jack Dundon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

It's the 25th century, and the American President has taken over the world. Meanwhile, after a cleaner unplugged his cryogenic freezing machine by accident, Detective Inspector Capstan wakes up to find that he's been in a state of suspended animation for more than 400 years. As he's forced to adjust to life in the future, he finds himself reinstated as a policeman, and together with the great-great-great-great-grandson of his former subordinate, Sergeant Dewbush, he's put on the case of a missing cow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Narrator

  • By Tyler on 06-27-18

Simple silly fun

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

I liked it. This one is a hit or miss I suspect. Most will love it, but some will miss the humor here. Feels a lot like the popular Space Team adventures, and I mean that is a good way. I'll certainly see what else this author has to offer!

  • Genesis

  • By: Ken Lozito
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,864
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,651
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,645

Escaping wrongful imprisonment wasn't something Connor had in mind, but being put into stasis aboard Earth's first interstellar colony ship was something he couldn't have prepared for. For 300,000 colonists, the new colony brings the promise of a fresh start...a second chance. Connor might be the wrong man for the colony, but he's the right man to see that it survives what's coming.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed bag

  • By Tyson S Sukeforth on 05-31-18

Fun beginning.

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

This is quite clearly a beginning novel in at least a three novel set. Lead character is a bit of a Mary Sue, but is still fun and interesting. Although there's a lot of fun technology floating around, it does not interfere nor dominate the narrative. The author is not a fun time with it, and has teased me enough to make you want to know what's coming next.