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  • The Gates

  • An Apocalyptic Horror Novel
  • By: Iain Rob Wright
  • Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 182

What will you do when the world ends? That's a question that needs answering quickly when the gates to Hell open up all over Earth. Taking place across the globe is an apocalypse like no other, and humanity will find itself at war against a smart and merciless foe. Follow the struggles to survive with several characters as things go from bad to worse. Humanity is dwindling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another interesting book from Iain Rob Wright

  • By Michael T. on 06-30-16

Great story but ended quickly

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

Reviewed: 07-21-16

I really enjoyed this book, my only complaint is it was too short, it felt almost like an abridged copy. Nonetheless, the story was excellent, narration spot on and not too overdone. I'm hoping there's a sequel

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Skin Game

  • A Novel of the Dresden Files, Book 15
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 19,690
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,355
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18,279

Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day.… Because as Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it’s something awful. He doesn’t know the half of it… Mab has just traded Harry’s skills to pay off one of her debts. And now he must help a group of supernatural villains - led by one of Harry’s most dreaded and despised enemies, Nicodemus Archleone - to break into the highest-security vault in town, so that they can then access the highest-security vault in the Nevernever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hold onto your staff; Harry’s back.

  • By Don Gilbert on 05-29-14

Disenchanted with Dresden

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

Reviewed: 07-23-14

Great series but I'm a little tired of the Dresden files. It is the same material repackaged, same magic spells (ventas servitas, fozare, etc.), same foes. I like the plot change Butcher has taken the series since Changes but I just don't see where the series is going. I kind of miss the old detective Harry Dresden.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Steel World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 1
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,935
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,287

In the 20th century Earth sent probes, transmissions, and welcoming messages to the stars. Unfortunately, someone noticed. The Galactics arrived with their battle fleet in 2052. Rather than being exterminated under a barrage of hell-burners, Earth joined their vast Empire. Swearing allegiance to our distant alien overlords wasn't the only requirement for survival. We also had to have something of value to trade, something that neighboring planets would pay their hard-earned credits to buy. As most of the local worlds were too civilized to have a proper army, the only valuable service Earth could provide came in the form of soldiers....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Highly entertaining, straight forward

  • By Willie on 02-25-14

Big disappointment

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

Reviewed: 06-02-14

This is nowhere near the quality of writing as the Star Force novels. Story line drags on & takes too long to get to interesting parts of which there are only a few. I expected more from this author, I listened to the entire Star Force series and thought it was great but the characters, plots and story development in Steel World seemed less mature. I could not connect with the main character either, he never struck me as a hero at any point in the book. Mark Boyett also does the narration and does an okay job - he basically puts on an annoying southern drawl to his Kyle Riggs voice..overall a big disappointment. Will not be continuing the series.

8 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Crimes Against Magic

  • The Hellequin Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Steve McHugh
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,097
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,902
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,904

How do you keep the people you care about safe from enemies you can’t remember? Ten years ago, Nate Garrett awoke on a cold warehouse floor with no memory of his past and the only clues to his identity were a piece of paper with his name on it and a propensity toward magic. Now he’s a powerful sorcerer and a successful thief for hire, but it turns out that those who stole his memories aren’t done with him yet. When they cause a job to go bad, threatening a sixteen-year-old girl, Nate swears to protect her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Testosterone IV Drip

  • By Escapism Artist on 08-06-14

This is no Dresden Files

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

Reviewed: 05-31-14

Listen to the other reviews. Poor choice of narrator, lots of flashbacks to prior periods in the story line made it tough to follow. The main character also is a bit of a self serving derelict who I could not connect with at all. When I listen to these kinds of books (paranormal, soft sci-fi) I like to put my mind on cruise control, I really don't expect them to be difficult to follow. I got about 7 hours in and tapped out.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Going Home

  • A Novel
  • By: A. American
  • Narrated by: Duke Fontaine
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,059
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,508
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,494

If society collapsed, could you survive? When Morgan Carter's car breaks down 250 miles from his home, he figures his weekend plans are ruined. But things are about to get much, much worse: the country's power grid has collapsed. There is no electricity, no running water, no Internet, and no way to know when normalcy will be restored - if it ever will be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun book can't wait for more!

  • By Drew (@drewsant) on 08-14-14

Freaking Awesome

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

Reviewed: 05-28-14

Realistic end of the world story from the perspective of a survivalist. The author does tend to explain a lot of jargon and survivalist psychology but I found that to be interesting and damn useful. This was also my first experience with the narrator - this guy did a great job he fully embodies all of the characters. I've already purchased the next volume.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • At the Mountains of Madness [Blackstone Edition]

  • By: H. P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,914
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,658
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,653

This Lovecraft classic is a must-have for every fan of classic terror. When a geologist leads an expedition to the Antarctic plateau, his aim is to find rock and plant specimens from deep within the continent. The barren landscape offers no evidence of any life form - until they stumble upon the ruins of a lost civilization. Strange fossils of creatures unknown to man lead the team deeper, where they find carved stones dating back millions of years. But it is their discovery of the terrifying city of the Old Ones that leads them to an encounter with an untold menace.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • First Lovecraft

  • By Brian on 02-03-14

Boring & dry

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

Reviewed: 05-28-14

This was my first HP Lovecraft..I was disappointed, Narrator is great but the producers of the book had him speak in a dry professor's voice so I couldn't even enjoy that aspect of the book. The story itself is just boring...there may be some interesting concepts buried in the details but I couldn't find it. I got 4 hours in and tapped out...I will give one of his better reviewed books a chance he's the godfather of horror after all.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • They Thirst

  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 19 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 867
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 810
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 807

It looked like another ordinary day in Los Angeles. Then night came...Evil as old as the centuries has descended upon the City of Angels - it comes as a kiss from the terrifying but seductive immortals. Slowly at first, then by the legions, the ravenous undead choke Los Angeles with bloodthirsty determination - and the hordes of monstrous victims steadily mount each night.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully Entertaining-A Classic Vampire Story

  • By Paulette on 03-05-14

Not McCammon's best

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

Reviewed: 01-09-14

If you're expecting the same quality as Swan Song or even the Matthew Corbett books then you will be disappointed. If you are looking for a decent vampire or urban horror book then this is a great choice. Porter does a decent job narrating but after listening to so many books narrated by this guy I feel like he over-acts sometimes but still a very good narrator.

13 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • No Easy Hope

  • Surviving the Dead, Volume 1
  • By: James N. Cook
  • Narrated by: Guy Williams
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,206

Eric Riordan was once a wealthy man leading a comfortable, easy life. Until one day Gabriel, his oldest friend, Marine Corps veteran, and a former mercenary, told him how the world was going to end. He did his best to prepare. He thought he was ready for anything. He was wrong. As the dead rise up to devour the living, one man finds himself struggling to survive in the ruins of a shattered world. Alone, isolated, and facing starvation, his only chance is to flee to the Appalachians and join forces with Gabriel.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad, Not unique, but well written!

  • By Amanda H. on 07-26-13

Meh...okay zombie book

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

Reviewed: 08-22-13

The author can definitely write and tell a story, but for me it was just not that stimulating. The narrator was so-so, there were times I thought he could have used more enthusiasm and vocal inflection especially with the zombie attacks. If part 2 goes on sale I will get it otherwise continuing the series is at the bottom of my list

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Kill Decision

  • By: Daniel Suarez
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,098
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,587
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,592

Linda McKinney is a myrmecologist, a scientist who studies the social structure of ants. Her academic career has left her entirely unprepared for the day her sophisticated research is conscripted by unknown forces to help run an unmanned - and thanks to her research, automated - drone army. Odin is the secretive Special Ops soldier with a unique insight into the faceless enemy who has begun to attack the American homeland with drones programmed to seek, identify, and execute targets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not Daemon/Freedom, but still good Thriller

  • By T. Menefee on 07-21-12

took me 30 minutes to realize this wasn't Daemon 3

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

Reviewed: 06-07-13

Not like the daemon series. Characters were not at all interesting, more of the same stuff without the interesting character development. I don't understand how this book gets an average of 4.3 - I did however love the Daemon books I hope the author continues with that series.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208,618
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194,770
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194,366

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Loved every minute of this book

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

Reviewed: 01-11-13

Wow. Just wow. This book was phenomenal it exceeded my expectations. I found myself cheering in the car it was truly exciting. And Wil Wheaton...this guy needs to do more audio books he did a great job he really gives the characters a voice. I'm going to find more cyberpunk books to read I'm a fan.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful