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  • Super Powereds: Year 4

  • Super Powereds, Book 4
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 60 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,493
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,243
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,222

The final year at Lander has finally arrived for the Melbrook students and their peers, and with it comes a whole new set of challenges. Still reeling from the events of their junior year, the remaining students will have to push past their pain - and so much more - if they hope to be one of the 10 to claim the title of Hero upon graduation. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Its finally over....what do I do with my life now?

  • By Jared on 07-11-18

Everything you need it to be

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

SPY4 delivers a great, satisfying finish to the series. Existing fans will not be disappointed and probably don't need further encouragement. If you're looking at reviews of all four books considering starting the series, rest assured the finale wraps things up thoroughly and enjoyably. I cannot recommend this series enough for anyone who enjoys superheroes, youthful adventure, stories with great friendships, and watching action unfold.

Sidenote: if you're coming new to this series, I strong encourage reading years 1 and 2, then Corpies, then year's 3 and 4. It isn't necessary to the plot, but many moments will be more enjoyable that way.

  • Shingles Audio Collection Volume 1

  • Shingles Series, Volume 1
  • By: Robert Bevan, Rick Gualtieri, Steve Wetherell, and others
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Myles, Cal Wembly
  • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

The collection begins with "The Ghost of Hooker Alley," which introduces listeners to 10-year-old Sarah and six-year-old Tommy. After a quick bus ride into town to buy a gun, Sarah and Tommy think their problems are all but solved. That is, until a creepy weirdo follows them into an alley. But they aren't the only ones in that alley.... "The Monkey's Penis" features Chris, a teenage boy who receives a birthday gift unlike any other. In "Gary's Children," a man's quest for stress relief leads to terror, and an unexpected kidnapping takes place in "Aliens Wrecked Our Kegger."   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • From most of the creators of Authors and Dragons!

  • By Greg Hill on 10-23-18

More fun than you want to admit it is

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

Bottom line: I laughed and laughed and laughed, and if you can appreciate edgy humor that's sometimes gross, but often clever, you'll like it to. Not for the faint of heart or easily offended.

Bawdy, a bit twisted, sometimes shocking, often surprising, constantly fascinating and truly satisfying, Shingles turned out to be everything I was hoping it would be. Each of the authors displays his own style and even manages to play off the others from time to time. Robert Bevan will keep you wide eyed with disbelief wondering if it's okay that you laughed at that. Steve Wetherell takes a twisted spin around a classic theme. Rick Gualtieri serves up absurd action and hilariously hapless "heroes". John G. Hartness delivers my favorite story of the group with a classic sense of slightly desperate adventure. And the inimitable Drew Hayes proves he can't write unlikable characters even when they're beer stealing aliens.

This is good, solid fun, cringe when you need to, it helps you relax.

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  • Brother's Last Call

  • Book 1
  • By: Dennis Freeman
  • Narrated by: Cristián Romo
  • Length: 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

An angel and a demon walk into a bar.... Join Rae and Bell as they share a drink and pass the time talking shop at the local dive bar as the Angel and Demon of Death. The war has raged for centuries but despite their differences, and their respective sides of the demilitarized zone in the mortal plane, they are one in the celestial bond of the Brothers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not usually a fan of short stories

  • By Mitchell on 10-01-18

Solid, flavorful interlude, more please!

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

Bottom line: I liked it and would like more of the same; you'll like it if you appreciate a little dark humor and playful interplay between opposing powers.

This is a highly enjoyable short with a great balance of humor and contemplation. The author sets up a classic, if almost playful, relationship between the main figures that suits the context and, ultimately, the title. If you're a fan of the kind of personifications you see if things like Good Omens or Lucifer this will be up your alley. It does leave you with questions, but it is to be hoped that means there will be more to read in the future. The author's style is distinctive and easy access. The narrator feels a little green with a few production slips, but shows a lot of potential. Definitely a worthwhile listen.

  • Perishables

  • The Withrow Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Michael G. Williams
  • Narrated by: Jack Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

Everybody hates their homeowner’s association, and nobody likes a zombie apocalypse. Put the two together, and Withrow Surrett is having a truly craptastic night. Not to mention the fact that he’s got one big secret to keep from the idiots in his home - Withrow is a vampire.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A tubby vampire and his dog, Smiles, fight Zeds

  • By Ray Johnson on 04-29-18

Delightful!

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

This is a thoroughly enjoyable set of stories with great characters, good humor, and just enough action. That it manages to successfully explore different takes on the Zombie apocalypse theme successfully in one volume is no small feat. Withrow is a poignant and likeable lead.

  • Wendigo Rising

  • A Yancy Lazarus Novel
  • By: James A. Hunter
  • Narrated by: Charlie Kevin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

Bigfoot is real. Yancy Lazarus - mage, bluesman, and rambler - knows because there happens to be a nine-foot-tall, walking myth standing in the road, flagging him down. Yancy just can't escape his reputation as a supernatural fix-it man even when cruising through the forgotten backwoods of Montana. Turns out Bigfoot has a serious problem on his hands: one of his own has gone rogue, developing a taste for the flesh of humans and Sasquatch alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can you smell what the Wendigo is Cookin'???

  • By Ray Johnson on 03-26-18

Fast-paced, fierce, and funny

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

I'm writing this review having completed all five books available as of this writing. Bottom-line: this is a good series, hits all the right UF buttons. It won't let you down.

In the third book of the Yancy Lazarus series Mr. Hunter comes out swinging with new ideas, new characters, more of Yancy's world and Yancy's fascinating magic. This series always had a sense of humor, but this volume takes that up a notch without losing any of it's gritty, tough qualities. Great fun, great narration, this was immediately my favorite book in the series so far.

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  • Cold Hearted

  • A Yancy Lazarus Novel, Episode 2
  • By: James Hunter
  • Narrated by: Charlie Kevin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

Yancy Lazarus just wants to be left alone. He wants to play his blues music, smoke a few cigarettes, and otherwise leave the supernatural world to fend for itself. He especially wants to be left alone by the Guild of the Staff - the mage ruling body where he used to work as a fix-it man. But when a little kid gets nabbed by an ancient fae creature from the nether regions of Winter, and the Guild refuses to set things right, he just can't seem to heed good sense and leave things be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Harry Dresden eat your heart out

  • By Ray Johnson on 03-15-18

A good series keeps it rolling!

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

I'm writing this review having completed all five books available as of this writing. Bottom-line: this is a good series, hits all the right UF buttons. It won't let you down.

This series likes to make the reader nervous. Only the second book and we're going to take away the main character's powers? But again, stick with it, it works and works well. More of Yancy's world begins to unfold, as does his bemusing love of similes. The story-telling is solid, narration excellent, and it moves along nicely.

  • Strange Magic

  • A Yancy Lazarus Novel, Volume 1
  • By: James A. Hunter
  • Narrated by: Charlie Kevin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 397
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 371
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 368

Yancy Lazarus is having a bad day: there's a bullet lodged in his butt cheek, his face looks like the site of a demolition derby, and he's been saran-wrapped to a banquet table. He never should have answered the phone. Stupid bleeding heart - helping others in his circles is a good way to die - just ask the gang members ripped to pieces by some kind of demonic nightmare in LA.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love it

  • By DonDiva on 10-13-15

Dig into a solid, enjoyable UF series

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

I'm writing this review having completed all five books available as of this writing. Bottom-line: this is a good series, hits all the right UF buttons. It won't let you down.

As we meet Yancy Lazarus he starts of feeling like a knock-off from another popular series, and maybe a bit too noir. The story is fast-paced, though, and doesn't lack for great action. Before you know it you're in Yancy's corner and you start to appreciate him. The fast-moving tale is elevated by the gradual, but not too slow, reveal of a unique and interesting magic system and a little world-building. Good stuff.

Mr. Kevin does a great job with narration. His delivery of the main character feels like the start of an iconic performance and his work on the supporting cast is impressively varied.

  • Amazing Grace

  • By: John G. Hartness
  • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Lila Grace Carter talks to dead people. Admittedly, that's not out of the ordinary in Lockhart, South Carolina. In her words, "I'm Southern. We all talk to dead people down here. As a matter of fact, I don't believe I can truly trust anybody that doesn't speak to at least two or three dead relations on a daily basis. The difference is, they talk back to me." Now there's a murderer on the loose in Lockhart, and Lila Grace is the only one who knows a crime was committed. Can she convince the sexy sheriff that Jenny Miller didn't fall down the steps on her own? Will she catch the killer?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet and satisfying

  • By Jeremy R. Snyder on 04-20-18

Sweet and satisfying

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

Amazing Grace is a sweet and satisfying story with enjoyable characters, mystery, and romance plus just enough of the supernatural to pepper it up. The small-town southern setting gives great atmosphere. Lila Grace is the mature heroine I didn't know I wanted, but I'd like a lot more stories from the perspective of someone with some calm and experience please.

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  • Scourged

  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,661
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,256

New York Times best-selling author Kevin Hearne returns with the finale to his wildly popular action-adventure series, The Iron Druid Chronicles. Two-thousand-year-old Druid Atticus O'Sullivan travels to Asgard and faces off against the Norse gods to try to prevent Ragnarok in the final battle for the fate of mankind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a fitting conculsion

  • By will on 04-04-18

Weak finish.

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

Scourged was okay, but overall a distressingly weak finish for an otherwise great series. Mr. Daniels delivers a stellar performance as always, but the story feels rushed and left me wanting.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Totally Legend of Brandon Thighmaster: An Authors and Dragons Tale

  • By: Steve Wetherell
  • Narrated by: Wally Schrass
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Hi. I am Brandon Thighmaster. Monk. Hero. Inspiration. I enjoy crunching, squats, looking at myself, looking at other people looking at myself, and long walks on the beach. I also do adventures and stuff, and I guess you can read about them here. But enough about you, let's talk about me. Brandon Thighmaster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible laughs, fun writing, quality narration

  • By Jeremy R. Snyder on 12-18-17

Incredible laughs, fun writing, quality narration

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

Reviewed: 12-18-17

This is one of the funniest books I've ever read, bar none. It took me at least six hours to listen to three hours of audio because I kept returning to different passages, playing portions for passers-by, and otherwise had so much fun with it. It is, of course, an Authors and Dragons tale, being a background story of the author's character on that podcast. You need not be a fan of of the podcast to enjoy this tale, however. Any fan of comedic fantasy, especially D&D style fantasy, will totally enjoy The Totally Legend of Brandon Thighmaster. Fans of epic/high fantasy will find this a great intro to comedic fantasy. Fans of mundane comedy will be drawn into sword and sorcery. The book is, all in all, a gateway drug, that will leave you wanting more and more. Mr. Wetherell has left himself in the difficult position of needing to produce more tales of Brandon's pre-podcast exploits with all speed. We, the fans, will settle for nothing less.

Mr. Schrass brings the tale to life expertly and brings great comedic timing and a very high production value to the audio table. Let us all hope we'll see more from him in the near future as well.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful