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  • Survive Week One

  • Codename: Freedom, Book 1
  • By: Apollos Thorne
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376

The government has accelerated their super soldier program. Their new Virtual Reality system is the perfect tool to train soldiers for the coming war. There is a shortage of enlisted men and women that possess the "talent". Everyone from athletes to professional gamers must be sorted and vetted. Humanity is on the line. Lucius is one of those lucky few selected to participate in Codename: Freedom, a new game that promises to push Virtual Reality to the ultimate level.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-23-18

premise is good but character growth needs work

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

Reviewed: 03-30-19

love the start but character progression is soooooo slow. think next one will redeem though

  • Stone Raiders' Return

  • Emerilia, Volume 6
  • By: Michael Chatfield
  • Narrated by: Tristan Morris
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 855
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 811
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 811

As the Stone Raiders have grown in power, they have started to attract the eyes of established powers. Gudalo has become a viper's nest of schemers as the Gudalo Kingdom’s situation turns dire. They might have fled the Selhi Capitol, but as Selhi is learning, one doesn’t simply get away with acting out against the Stone Raiders. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Hit.

  • By RukiaBlackBlazer on 07-01-18

narrator and series are top notch

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

Reviewed: 03-16-19

this series is very intriguing she's week written.
Narrated beautifully by a master story teller

  • Cultivating Chaos

  • VeilVerse: Cultivating Chaos, Book 1
  • By: William D. Arand
  • Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,324
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,258

Ash led a very normal life by his own standards. Right up until he was literally pulled into a portal that spat him out into another world. One that was full of martial arts. And martial artists who could use magic. Three years of living his life as one of the citizens, those without power, and Ash has figured out how to survive with his adoptive family and a lot of persistence. His goals in life have become to give back to those who gave to him. And he’d do whatever he had to to do that. Except Ash is about to get his life turned around again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this book

  • By Leif on 12-08-18

so so good the perfectly linked story !

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

Reviewed: 02-15-19

both writers in veil verse were wonderful. I love how the stories are linked and in line. narrator was great abs pulled me completely into the story separating the characters perfectly. cheers all around. can't wait for next in the series. SO SUPERBLY EXECUTED ALL AROUND.

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  • Blood Communion

  • A Tale of Prince Lestat
  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Eric Shaw Quinn
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 560
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 522
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 521

The Vampire Chronicles continue with a riveting, rich saga - part adventure, part suspense - of Prince Lestat and the story of the Blood Communion as he tells the tale of his coming to rule the vampire world and the eternal struggle to find belonging, a place in the universe for the undead, and how, against his will, he must battle the menacing, seemingly unstoppable force determined to thwart his vision and destroy the entire vampire netherworld.  

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • change the narrator!!

  • By Chris on 10-02-18

good story love Anne rice

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

while the narrator did an excellent job his voice wasn't the voice of the lestat that ive known and loved. the raspier voice of the person that read as lestat was more in tune with Mitt personal voice tones of one of my favorite characters ever

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  • War of the Wolf

  • A Novel
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Matt Bates
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,420
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,304

While Uhtred might have regained his family’s fortress, it seems a peaceful life is not to be - as he is under threat from both an old enemy and a new foe. The old enemy comes from Wessex, where a dynastic struggle will determine who will be the next king. And the new foe is Sköll, a Norseman, whose ambition is to be king of Northumbria and who leads a frightening army of wolf-warriors, men who fight half-crazed in the belief they are indeed wolves. Uhtred, believing he is cursed, must fend off one enemy while he tries to destroy the other. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not the End

  • By Nicole Porter on 10-04-18

another great story by the master

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

without a doubt Cornell is my favorite artist and this series is prized in my household. I tell my children the adventures of uhtred! the narrator gives the story true life and fits main character perfectly. this books a can't miss if you liked the previous installments.

  • Monster Hunter Nemesis

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,132
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,562
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,555

Agent Franks of the U.S. Monster Control Bureau is a man of many parts - parts from other people, that is. Franks is nearly seven feet tall and all muscle. He's nearly indestructible. Plus he’s animated by a powerful alchemical substance and inhabited by a super-intelligent spirit more ancient than humanity itself. Good thing he’s on our side. More or less.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Winner

  • By Sez on 07-12-14

MONSTER FAN

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

love the series thus far. excellent writing and keeps interest even during slow character development stages. love it love it

  • Black Coven

  • Daniel Black, Book 2
  • By: E. William Brown
  • Narrated by: Guy Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,062
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,058

Surviving Ragnarok is a challenge no matter what powers you have, and new problems keep cropping up. Demanding witches, genocidal monsters, divine feuds, and local politics will all keep Daniel on his toes. But his enemies have made one crucial mistake. They've given an engineer who understands the nature of magic time to build things.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great read for the crazy engineering side (NOT FOR KIDS!!!)

  • By S. Seigel on 06-21-16

great story with likeable characters

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

Reviewed: 11-03-17

love all the different gods and substories blended together seamlessly by the author however the narrator needs to hone his skills. the names of some of the god and mythological characters are mispronounced on a regular basis. your only job is to read and pronounce. research please before starting. jormongunder starts with a y sound not a j sound as it's roots are in Norse, etc. otherwise great job.

  • The Wise Man's Fear

  • (Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2)
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 42 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 54,201
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 49,408
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 49,442

"My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth your time

  • By Robert on 09-08-11

great original story read and performed wonderfull

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

Reviewed: 09-07-17

love the story excellent listen and well written and pperformed. can't wait for next book

  • Scattered, Smothered, and Chunked

  • Bubba the Monster Hunter, Season 1
  • By: John G. Hartness
  • Narrated by: Andrew McFerrin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 690
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 656
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653

Scattered, Smothered, and Chunked collects the entire first season of Bubba the Monster Hunter from his first graveyard-splattering adventure in Voodoo Children to the stunning cliffhanger at the end of Final Countdown! Fans of the rollicking redneck monster hunter will find plenty of value in this massive collection of monsters, strippers, beer, and bullets!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Picked it up by accident...

  • By Dave B on 01-06-16

Loved it!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-31-17

Come get some. Good narration. Good redneck story. Loved the characters and they were easy to relate with quickly.

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  • Emperor of Thorns

  • A Broken Empire Novel
  • By: Mark Lawrence
  • Narrated by: James Clamp
  • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,076
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,916
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,911

Jorg would be emperor. It is a position not to be gained by the sword but rather by vote. And never in living memory has anyone secured a majority of the vote, leaving the Broken Empire long without a leader. Jorg has plans to change that - one way or the other. He’s uncovered even more of the lost technology of the land, and he won’t hesitate to use it. But he soon finds an adversary standing in his way, a necromancer unlike any he has ever faced - a figure hated and feared even more than himself: the Dead King. The boy who would rule all may have finally met his match....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entire Adoration

  • By Just Marvel Me on 02-03-14

Mark Lawrence is in my top five writers all time

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

Reviewed: 04-20-17

Love the broken empire series. Mark Lawrence pulls you in and doesn't let go. I love the darkness to jorg and the unflappable decision making. No think just do. The red queens war was excellent also. please do more on the series. PLEASE!!! narrator clamp played jorg to perfection. I could feel and understand the characters emotions because of clamps fine fine work. wonderful altogether

1 of 1 people found this review helpful