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  • Last Horizon: Beta

  • Last Horizon Series, Book 1
  • By: Daniel Schinhofen
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
  • Length: 18 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306

Advances in technology have led to the creation of ever more realistic virtual reality games, but now Full Immersion Virtual Reality is finally coming true. Join David and his oldest friends as they sign up to beta test the first game of its kind. Last Horizon will give the old gamers the chance to live out one last adventure together.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Had to exchange it

  • By Jason on 09-30-18

this is a minus 4 star book..

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

Reviewed: 04-24-18

The most memorable thing about this book is how bad and boring it is.
1. There is nothing exciting about any of the quests.
2. there is NO payoff for any quest
3. the two main women are HUGE drama queens
4. there is a rape scene (woman hollars rape then "hero" steps in)where afterword the "hero" blames the women, basically saying they were asking for it the way they were dressed
5. the protaganist of the story is that a woman wanted the "hero" to sleep with her but since he declined she wanted vengence...um, yeah.
6. the "hero's" are BORING and overly judgemental.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Defeat's Victory

  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,518
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,449
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,442

In this explosive conclusion to the Indian Hill series we find Mike, Tracy, Drababan, BT and the entire crew of the now destroyed USS Guardian hurtling through space, head on into their destiny. But will it be the one they seek or the destruction of all they know and have ever known.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome... as always!

  • By Jordan Imhoff on 03-14-18

wished this was the end

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

Reviewed: 01-21-18

the series was his best i thought. the Beth thing dragged on about 5 books too long but once Tufo thinks of an antogonist he is unwilling to let it go no matter how ridiculous it gets.
i Wished he ended the series with this book instead of a horrible cliffhanger that will destroy the series. i stopped reading all his other series because they all kept getrimg more and more ludicrous. I believe he should stop a series after 4 or 5 books then start something new so we dont get a repeat of Beth for 7+ books restating "i love you Mike, im going to kill you Mike...etc"

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Demon Fallout

  • The Return
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,356
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,290
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,287

Zombies are a nightmare of the past, the Lycan wars are over. Mike feels that he can finally settle down after 200 years of war until he hears an impossible message from beyond. Tommy, his adopted son, is in trouble and there is nothing in Heaven or Hell that will stop Mike from helping him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • did not see that coming!!

  • By N.W.Wisniewski on 11-22-17

so disappointingly bad...

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

Reviewed: 12-14-17

This had to be written by a fan boy or Mark Tufo has lost it...there are so many plot holes and bad mashups, the whole story is just non-sense. I think he was just going for shock value as the story line, characters and plot just jumbled and was hard to follow. very little explanations and even they didnt make sense when one was thrown out to somehow justify what the heck was going on. Definately will not continue with this series..

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Run Program

  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,724
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,722

What's worse than a child with a magnifying glass, a garden full of ants, and a brilliant mind full of mischief? Try Al, a well-meaning but impish artificial intelligence with the mind of a six-year-old and a penchant for tantrums. Hope Takeda, a lab assistant charged with educating and socializing Al, soon discovers that day care is a lot more difficult when your kid is an evolving and easily frightened A.I.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Anon on 05-22-18

his worst book by far

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

Reviewed: 07-16-17

Very poorly written. if you are going to include the military, NSA, and a Foreign hostile county in your book, maybe you should at least have some idea how those organizations actually work. very obvious the author has no idea how the military nor how weapons work. he should stick to fantasy novels or futuristic space novels as he clearly has no understanding how realism works. Im not sure if the book was supposed to be suspenseful, funny, scify, or what. it was just some random crap thrown together. dont bother with this book. his others are much better, and his editor should be fired for allowing this horrific "novel" to be published.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Forever Until Tomorrow

  • War Eternal, Book 5
  • By: M.R. Forbes
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198

Major Katherine "Peregrine" Asher of the United Earth Alliance has never heard of the Tetron. As the pilot in charge of guiding Earth's first interstellar starship into space, she has enough to think about already. But when a standard meet-and-greet with the global elite goes sideways, Katherine finds herself front and center in a war she has never heard of and doesn't understand. A war where the enemy can be anyone, and her only hope of survival rests on finding a soldier who doesn't exist.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • blah..by far worst book he has written.

  • By Erik on 12-06-16

blah..by far worst book he has written.

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

Reviewed: 12-06-16

this series has gotten pathetic. Nothing happens and the story does not progress. Humans are dumb and pathetic and they created an Ai race that wants to destory all humans. Oh this was stated in the second book? yeah well that is what is going on. and this is book 4 or 5 now? hard to keep track when it is the same exact story and sequence and pretty much the same characters, just some of them have different names. dont bother with this book. if you want to see where the story goes, probably he will finish in about 3 or 4 more useless novels.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • D6: Caverns and Creatures

  • By: Robert Bevan
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Sleep
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,719
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,613
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,611

This is a collection of the first six short stories in the Caverns and Creatures series. It includes "Cave of the Kobolds"; "Zombie Attack"; "Orcs, Bears, and Assholes"; "Shipfaced"; "Dungeon Crawl"; and "The Creep on the Borderlands".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keep the Series Coming!

  • By M. Maryanow on 05-20-15

Pretty much how our games went...

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

Reviewed: 07-12-15

Any additional comments?

These Stories are hilarious. A definite read for anyone who has every enjoyed playing Dungeons and Dragons or any such role playing game. The characters will remind you of a at least a few of those you played with if not yourself at times...Must read!!

There are 6 Stories ("D6" duh) and they would take place after the first Creatures and Caverns novel, or sometime during the middle of the Second Creatures and caverns novel. They are not in any type of succession just stupid funny shorts about how these guys manage to eek out a living from day to day in the realms if they had become stuck there forever.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • You

  • By: Austin Grossman
  • Narrated by: Will Collyer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 121

When Russell joins Black Arts games, brainchild of two visionary designers who were once his closest friends, he reunites with an eccentric crew of nerds hacking the frontiers of both technology and entertainment. In part, he's finally given up chasing the conventional path that has always seemed just out of reach. But mostly, he needs to know what happened to Simon, the strangest and most gifted friend he ever lost, who died under mysterious circumstances soon after Black Arts' breakout hit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As a techy and gamer an outstanding book.

  • By Claude D. Hayden on 10-20-14

Story about nothing

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

Reviewed: 07-12-15

Any additional comments?

Nothing happens in this book. It really is a waste of time. There is no hidden meanings there are no special events. This book is a fictional book about the making of a bad video game. There is NO humor, no action, and no real plot. The characters are thoughtless blurs with no personality, no real background of any consequence, and their stories go nowhere. Even if this book was free you will still feel as though you did not get your money's worth.

  • Beyond Dinocalypse

  • By: Chuck Wendig
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Thrown through time and space, Jet Black and his friends find themselves in a future that has changed everything they've ever known. Hunted, exhausted, and desperate to return home, they must stay one step ahead of the conquering psychosaurs who have taken over the world and enslaved humanity! But as the world changed, so did the people they left behind. Bitter enemies turn into vital allies and old friends sacrifice their ideals to seek victory by any means necessary in this fast-paced sequel to Dinocalypse Now!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Pulp Adventure

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-02-14

wow...soooo dumb

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

Reviewed: 05-30-15

Ok so no one ages but the city I guess. so many plot holes. just poorly written. the first was much better and this was just lost

  • The Siege of Seven City

  • Z7, Book 3
  • By: Derek J. Goodman
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Seven City is reeling. Following the disastrous events of The Contamination of Sandra Wolfe, the inhabitants of the town, a community of former zombies called Z7s who are hiding from a world that hates them, are at a loss. The outside world now knows they exist and that they have powers far beyond those of normal zombies. A mysterious government official is preparing a full out assault on them, and Seven City does not have the supplies or the will to survive. But there is one ray of hope.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as strong as the first two

  • By cristina on 01-18-16

worst book I have listened to on audible

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

Reviewed: 03-23-15

Would you try another book from Derek J. Goodman and/or Coleen Marlo?

No, not after that mess

What was most disappointing about Derek J. Goodman’s story?

The main character was killed in the second book of the series and the second character became a useless mess of vulgarity. Sorry its not a spoiler i am trying to save you from this garbage. So we are left with no one at all as the author desperately tries to make a new main main character of a moronic whining teenager/zombie. Actually worst it is a 19 year old zombie that acts like a 13 year old zombie. What we are left with is a stupid plot and endless teenager whining of life just isn't fair and no one runs my life..whaa whaa whaaaaa...

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Utter disappointment. Great story concept messed up by sheer stupidity

Any additional comments?

This is a clear concept of why the hero never dies in the middle of a series. Author failed at trying to break that rule. Failed miserably. If you are wanting to write a book, please never kill you main character and replace it with an adult that never matured past 13 and constantly whines that everyone is running her life even though she never listens anyway.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Spine of the World: Legend of Drizzt: Paths of Darkness, Book 2

  • By: R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,373
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,299

Join the world's most famous drow elf in the penultimate chapter of the Legend of Drizzt series! Spending time in the unimaginable torture chambers of the Abyss for even a day would be enough to break even the heartiest soul, and the barbarian Wulfgar was there for years. When he returns, his friends find him a changed man, and not changed for the better. But Wulfgar's road to redemption is one he must travel on his own, even if it leads to the bottle.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not Salvatore's best work

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-19-15

Cant stand Wulfgar crap...

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

Reviewed: 11-15-14

Any additional comments?

I hate the Way Wulfgar is portrayed...he is basically a giant whinney baby..hope they get rid of his character soon. He's worthless...a waste of credit.