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  • Straight Outta Fangton

  • A Comedic Vampire Story
  • By: C. T. Phipps
  • Narrated by: Cary Hite
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

Peter Stone is a poor, black vampire who is wondering where his nightclub, mansion, and sports car is. Instead, he is working a minimum wage job during the night shift, as being a vampire isn't all that impressive in a world where they've come out to mortals. Exiled from the rich and powerful undead in New Detroit, he is forced to go back when someone dumps a newly-transformed vampire in the bathroom of his gas station's store.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So funny, you'll die!!!

  • By Jason on 09-29-17

Its pretty good

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

Reviewed: 10-17-17

A good paranormal book, vampires and werewolves and all that. Its sold as a comedy and ya it has an air of humor about it, but its not 'have to stop the book for 5 minutes because your too busy laughing to pay attention' kind of funny. Still a good book though, 10/10, would buy sequel.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Godsgrave

  • The Nevernight Chronicle, Book 2
  • By: Jay Kristoff
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 19 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,326
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,250
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,250

Mia Corvere has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church hierarchy think she's far from earned it. Plying her bloody trade in a backwater of the Republic, she's no closer to ending the men who destroyed her familia; in fact, she's told directly that Consul Scaeva is off limits. But after a deadly confrontation with an old enemy, Mia's suspicions about the Red Church's true motives begin to grow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Holy Moly, buckle up Dorothy ...

  • By J. Jarvis on 09-14-17

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 09-11-17

A great book, dark fantasy at its finest. Gladiators are cool. Ten out of ten, would bang again

  • Dungeon Born

  • Divine Dungeon Series, Book 1
  • By: Dakota Krout
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,709
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,135

For eons, conquering dungeons has been the most efficient way to become a strong adventurer. Although not everything is as straightforward as it seems. Several questions have always plagued the minds of those who enter these mythical places of power: why are there so many monsters? Where do the amazing weaponry and heavy gold coins come from? Why does the very air fill with life-giving energies? Cal has all of the answers to these age-old questions, for a very simple reason. He is a Dungeon Heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Gem in the RPG/Fantasy Genre

  • By SirMehr on 04-01-17

Pretty Shwanky

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

Reviewed: 05-24-17

Where does Dungeon Born rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Among the top 10 at least. I'd give a more definite number but I can't remember which book I own right now.

Who was your favorite character and why?
I liked Cal, his innocent outlook coupled with his adventurer murdering tendencies was rather enjoyable. To be fair I enjoyed all the characters in this book.

Which character – as performed by Vikas Adam – was your favorite?
I have no real preference, he did a good job.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
No, this book is better enjoyed as a solid brick of literary goodness.

Any additional comments?
I only wish there were more dungeon style books on audible.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tesser: A Dragon Among Us

  • A Reemergence Novel, Book 1
  • By: Chris Philbrook
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,748
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,545
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,543

Imagine for a moment that you are a Dragon. A creature of unimaginable power, unending intelligence and strength, and you've just woken from 10,000 years of slumber. Worse yet, you've awoken underneath a city: Boston, an alien and strange place that defies everything you've ever known. Your last memories are of primordial forests, erupting volcanoes sculpting a developing world, faeries, witches, vampires, krakens, and monsters that feared where you turned your eyes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth a credit and your time!

  • By Kelleefornia on 02-17-16

HERE BE DRAGONS! *the book says* Meh... *I say*

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

Reviewed: 08-09-16

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Teenage boys would probably get a kick put of this book. The writing level of the book does feel geared towards them.

What was most disappointing about Chris Philbrook’s story?

The setting and themes of this book do have potential. but the juvenile vibes (needless over sexualization, tasteless swearing) and clunky dialogue hurt the tone of the story. Don't get me wrong I'm not against sex and a well placed F-bomb in my books, but only when used tastefully or to get a point across. Not just for the sake of T&A. Also the way people talk by just explaining everything may seem like a way for characterization but it just comes off as super unnatural and clunky. The last thing that bugged me was that Tesser is too much of a Nancy Sue, there is no sense of danger with him around because hes pretty much a god.

Would you be willing to try another one of James Foster’s performances?

James Foster did a pretty good job, I got no beef with him.

What character would you cut from Tesser: A Dragon Among Us?

Spoon, he kinda just shows up, gets scared, freaks out, chills for about a minute, freaks out again, shoots a demon, and becomes Tesser's friend. They literally had about two conversations before he jumps on Tesser's band wagon and is considered his friend.

Any additional comments?

If you buy this book don't expect a master piece, but I've listened to worse. As for the author he does have some things going for him, but also does have a lot he needs to improve on.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dead of Night

  • Ghosts & Magic, Book 1
  • By: M.R. Forbes
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349

Small-time thief and hitman Conor Night thinks having terminal cancer is his worst problem. The illegal treatments keeping him alive are expensive, and the side effects a mixed bag: Conor can raise the dead. When a low-end hit points to a high-end job, Conor is suspicious, but it's an opportunity he can't afford to ignore.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This urban fantasy left me wanting more.

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-08-14

If you like Shadowrun this is your jam.

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

Reviewed: 04-08-15

The book does have many similarities to the popular table top game shadowrun (fantasy in the future) but don't let that get you down. This is still a pretty cool book, and if the author ever releases a sequel I'm totally on that like flies to honey.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful