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  • The Bone Triangle

  • Unspeakable Things Series, Book 2
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Benjamin L. Darcie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 401
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 373
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 373

Beyond the din and dancing lights of the Las Vegas strip, a young woman has mysteriously gone missing. All the facts point to something sinister - even paranormal. Quentin Draith, supernatural crime investigator, is hired to assist. However, the deeper Draith digs, the more otherworldly his assignment gets. Assassins, human and otherwise, put a target on Draith’s head and a ravenous alien beast starts rampaging through the city. The clues point Draith to Sin City’s infamous “Bone Triangle,” a neighborhood marked for its dark happenings and disappearances.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Reader is nearly intolerable

  • By WK on 05-08-13

painful

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

Reviewed: 08-07-17

I loved when the book was an adult noir style series. now all characters suddenly changed too pander toward teens in an obvious manner, even the cop. I don't even know if I can finish this one. changing narrators didn't help either. now that I've finished it's even worse than I thought halfway through. the flimsiest of flimsy plots. what was going to be a new favorite author, from the first book, to one I'm never going to be able to stomach again.

  • Technomancer

  • Unspeakable Things, Book 1
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 953
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 953

When Quentin Draith wakes up in a private sanatorium, he has no memory of who he is or how he received the injuries riddling his body. All he knows is that he has to get out, away from the drugs being pumped into him and back to the real world to search for answers. His first question: How did his friend Tony’s internal organs fill with sand, killing him in a Las Vegas car crash? After a narrow escape, he tracks down the basic facts: He is an investigator and blogger specializing in the supernatural - which is a good thing, because Quentin’s life is getting stranger by the minute.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good noir sci-fi/ fantasy series with a warning

  • By Cliff on 05-27-14

starts out slow but gets good

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

Reviewed: 08-07-17

I was a little iffy on the narrator's style but as it progresses it suited the story well. altogether worth the listen.

  • Shadowheart

  • Shadowmarch: Volume IV
  • By: Tad Williams
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 32 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248

Thousands of years ago the gods fought and fell in the deeps beneath what is now Southmarch Castle, then were banished into eternal sleep. Now at least one of them is stirring again, dreaming of vengeance against humankind....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just Ok

  • By Laura on 12-07-12

great ending

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

Reviewed: 05-09-17

I saw lots of people complaining about the narrator for a few books now, and it almost put me off. I'm glad I didn't listen. I thought he did a perfect job at conveying the emotions of the characters.

  • Babylon's Ashes

  • The Expanse, Book 6
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 19 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,654
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,982
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,950

The Free Navy - a violent group of Belters in black-market military ships - has crippled the Earth and begun a campaign of piracy and violence among the outer planets. The colony ships heading for the thousand new worlds on the far side of the alien ring gates are easy prey, and no single navy remains strong enough to protect them. James Holden and his crew know the strengths and weaknesses of this new force better than anyone.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • lots of filler

  • By Jesse Stevens II on 12-21-16

I tried to liked it

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

Reviewed: 02-14-17

Oh my God what a boring book. Forcing myself to finish it was almost as painful as the time I forced myself to finish monster hunter. I love this series and it pains me to see it fall so far from what it was. There was little to no action. The first almost action bit happened nearly halfway through and it was over in about a minute. I miss Miller.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ex-Purgatory

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,939
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,660
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,659

When he’s awake, George Bailey is just an ordinary man. Five days a week he coaxes his old Hyundai to life, curses the Los Angeles traffic, and clocks in at his job as a handyman at the local college. But when he sleeps, George dreams of something more. George dreams of flying. He dreams of fighting monsters. He dreams of a man made of pure lightning, an armored robot, a giant in an army uniform, a beautiful woman who moves like a ninja.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I've been spoiled!!!

  • By phil humphries on 08-15-17

Decent but not his best.

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

Reviewed: 01-16-17

Fantastic up till the end. It was still good but it wasn't plausible. Just kind of handed to you and you're supposed to accept it as possible, unless explained in the next book. Regardless the ending was unsatisfying.

  • The Reality Dysfunction

  • Night's Dawn Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 41 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,692
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,500
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,490

In AD 2600, the human race is finally beginning to realize its full potential. Hundreds of colonized planets scattered across the galaxy host a multitude of prosperous and wildly diverse cultures. Genetic engineering has pushed evolution far beyond nature's boundaries, defeating disease and producing extraordinary spaceborn creatures. Huge fleets of sentient trader starships thrive on the wealth created by the industrialization of entire star systems, and throughout inhabited space the Confederation Navy keeps the peace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally on Audible!! My favorite Hamilton series!

  • By Patrick on 04-05-16

Slow first half then gets good

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

Reviewed: 01-03-17

It's a usual Peter F Hamilton piece. LOTS of little details and back story that tend to get a little dry between action. But the last quarter was good. I preferred the dreaming void to this one though.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Mind Dimensions, Books 0, 1, & 2

  • By: Dima Zales
  • Narrated by: Roberto Scarlato, Laura Jennings
  • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319

The first three books in the Mind Dimensions series from a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author.... Darren's had it easy his whole life. Finishing Harvard at 18 and landing a lucrative job on Wall Street at 21 - all things are possible when you can cheat by stepping outside of time. Thanks to his ability, he's a know-it-all, but what he doesn't know is how he's able to do what he does. That's until he meets Mira and discovers her dangerous, hidden world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You will believe the unbelievable with this amaxibg sci fi story

  • By Lokisgirl80 on 08-14-16

Definitely in my top 5

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

Reviewed: 12-09-16

Phenomenal books. The characters are well conceived and likable. My only problem is they are way too short! I still love them though. The short story in the middle was a little painful to listen to. The woman's voice didn't fit at all.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Monster Hunter International

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 24 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,521
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,080
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,050

Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • My second Monster Hunter book

  • By Randall on 06-29-18

Meh

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

Reviewed: 07-18-16

80% gun porn, 10% monster hunting, 10 % cringe inducing 'love' story. Probably would have scored worse If I hadn't used a game to half distract me while I listened to it.

4 of 10 people found this review helpful