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  • Raven's Feast

  • Hakon's Saga Series, Book 2
  • By: Eric Schumacher
  • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

It is AD 935, and Hakon Haraldsson has just wrested the High Seat of the North from his ruthless brother, Erik Bloodaxe. Now, he must fight to keep it. The land-hungry Danes are pressing from the south to test Hakon before he can solidify his rule. It does not help that Hakon is committed to his dream of Christianizing his people - a dream his countrymen do not share and will fight to resist. As his enemies move in and his realm begins to crumble, Hakon and his band of oath-sworn warriors must make a stand in Raven's Feast.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Witty & lovable characters. Great Narration...

  • By K.E.W. on 02-04-19

Witty & lovable characters. Great Narration...

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

The Second Book was slightly better than the First...
If you are looking for good historical novel that gives a feel for the difficulties in during these turbulent centuries without straying to far from an entertaining story then this series is perfect.

  • Star Nomad

  • Fallen Empire, Book 1
  • By: Lindsay Buroker
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349

The Alliance has toppled the tyrannical empire. It should be a time for celebration, but not for fighter pilot Captain Alisa Marchenko. After barely surviving a crash in the final battle for freedom, she's stranded on a dustball of a planet, billions of miles from her young daughter. She has no money or resources, and there are no transports heading to Perun, her former home and the last imperial stronghold. But she has a plan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Is it cake or biscuits?

  • By Nvr2old on 11-01-16

Snarky Banter. Action. MatureTheme. good 1st book

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

Yet One Voice cannot do justice to all the characters (Especially Males)
The Series is consitent. Not hard SciFi by any means. Similar to Robert Heinlein but mature themed a snarky banter.
At 13-15yrs old I would've devoured it and proclaimed its greatness. I am a romantic at heart so will likely continue series.

  • Perilous Hunt

  • Fallen Empire, Book 7
  • By: Lindsay Buroker
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

After failing to catch up with her daughter Jelena so many times, Alisa's optimism is battered, but her determination has never waned. She, Leonidas, and their eclectic crew are hunting down a Starseer research station in the heart of the Kir Asteroid belt - Jelena's supposed location. Alisa vows that she will find her daughter if she has to search a million asteroids to do so. But Jelena and her close friend, Prince Thorian, have attracted the interest of many factions, and the Star Nomad isn't the only ship on the hunt....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Action and adventure!

  • By Kindle Customer on 01-21-18

Romance Snarky Commentary. Action.Light SciFi

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

Yet One Voice cannot do justice to all the characters (Especially Males)
The Series is consitent. Not hard SciFi by any means. Similar to Robert Heinlein but mature themed a snarky banter.
At 13-15yrs old I would've devoured it and proclaimed its greatness. I am a romantic at heart so will likely continue series.

  • Arkadian Skies

  • Fallen Empire, Book 6
  • By: Lindsay Buroker
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207

With the man who kidnapped her daughter imprisoned aboard her ship, Captain Alisa Marchenko is closer than ever to reuniting her family. But her new guest has been in a coma for weeks, with the secret to her daughter's location locked away in his mind. She must find a way to sneak him into a state-of-the-art hospital on Arkadius, a planet in the heart of Alliance territory. Not an easy task when she and the cyborg Leonidas, her most trusted ally, are wanted by the Alliance army.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Romantic Thriller. Very Good Narration. <br />

  • By K.E.W. on 01-09-19

Romantic Thriller. Very Good Narration. <br />

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

Yet One Voice cannot do justice to all the characters (Especially Males)
The Series is consitent. Not hard SciFi by any means. Similar to Robert Heinlein but mature themed a snarky banter.
At 13-15yrs old I would've devoured it and proclaimed its greatness. I am a romantic at heart so will likely continue series.

  • Countdown

  • Reality Benders Series, Book 1
  • By: Michael Atamanov, Andrew Schmitt - translator
  • Narrated by: Rudy Sanda
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378

At long last, an extraterrestrial civilization reached out and made the First Contact. However, no one on Earth took their communique for the genuine article. In a similar vein, very few people appreciated just how little time our new suzerains had promised to keep our planet safe. Regardless, the end of their message showed humankind how to access a mysterious game. The objective of this game is unclear. No one can say where its servers are located, and its inner workings are beyond comprehension.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I enjoyed the story but the Narrator...

  • By Mad 8omber on 11-07-18

READING A TRANSLATION IS FUN ONCE I GOT THE HANG..

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

OF IT. IDIOMS ARE THE MOST DIFFICULT BUT WERE VERY FUNNY WHEN I FIGURED OUT WHAT THE AUTHOR MEANT TO SAY. VERY MUCH WORTH THE CREDIT. MUCH FUN TO BE HAD.
I OVERLOOK,ED THIS BOOK SEVERAL TIMES BECAUSE I HAVE READ MANY BOOKS IN THIS GENRE AND THEY START TO LOOK ALIKE. SOMETIMES DIFFICULT TO TELL IF IT HAS ANY DEPTH TO IT OR IS A YOUNG ADULT NOVEL. SOME OF THE SO CALLED YA NOVELS INSULT THE INTELLIGENCE OF THE YOUNG ADULTS THAT i HAVE KNOWN.
MANY OF THE WORST START WITH A DISADVANTAGED BUT HARD WORKING AND HANDSOME OR BEAUTIFUL IF IT'S A FEMALE.
THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT THE 1ST BOOK WAS ENTERTAINING AND I'LL GET THE NEXT ONE - GOOD JOB. k.wilson
PS These Russian writers are creative and super funny. They should move to Texas because they would fit right in - Thanks Kew.

  • The Long Road to Karn

  • By: G. Akella, Mark Berelekhis - translator
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279

When driven by a goal, the impossible oft becomes doable, like slaughtering an entire coven of the Twice Cursed God’s adepts without mercy, or leading a legion of demons to storm the last bastion of the Cursed Princedom. But as the impossible hurdles keep on coming, even that drive may not be enough for Krian to escape Demon Grounds, make it to the higher plane, reunite with his sister and friend, and exact vengeance on his mortal enemy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I really need to learn Russian

  • By Logan79 on 12-18-18

Not on par with 1st four Books.

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

Reviewed: 11-24-18

moved sttory, along a answered a few questions. It felt like a 'filler' novel.
men escape Alcatraz.

  • Shadows of the Great Forest

  • By: G. Akella
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305

A great war encroaches following the turbulent events of patch 17, casting a menacing shadow over both Demon Grounds and lands of the light races. Roused from a millennia-old slumber, dark gods seek to exact vengeance for their past defeat. Max finds himself at the epicenter of it all - with the lives of his woman, his friends, and all his people in the Wild Wood dependent on him. Two unlikely heroes must stand - and endure - against all odds: one a Black Demon from an ancient prophecy, the other a fabled Gray Lion....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bit of a tangent

  • By Logan79 on 09-14-18

GREAT SERIES. THIS IS MY 2nd READ THRU IN 3 YRs

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

Reviewed: 11-24-18

Easily worth the Credits. Very Talented Narrator & Translator. Banter is Hilarious in spite of a few odd idioms & word pronunciations. Characters are super appealing. Don"t miss this.

  • Steel Wolves of Craedia

  • By: G. Akella
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 801
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 748
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 746

The flames of war spread through the Cursed Princedom to devastating effect. Bound by powerful centuries-old magic, the Great Essences yearn to regain their freedom. In the face of an impossible mission, Krian has no choice but to keep going while risking everything that's become dear to him. The only solution is to become stronger and forget the meaning of the word impossible. And so a plangent wolf's howl soars over the battlefield as a plate-clad cavalry rushes the enemy ranks....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally the series takes off.

  • By David Riemer on 05-14-17

GREAT SERIES! MY 2nd READ THRU IN 3 YEARS.

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

Reviewed: 11-22-18

Easily worth the Credits. Very Talented Narrator & Translator. Banter is Hilarious in spite of a few odd idioms & word pronunciations. Characters are super appealing. Don"t miss this.

  • Patch 17

  • By: G. Akella
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 835
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 786
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 786

A new update arrives to the ultra-popular online game, Realm of Arkon. With Patch 17, the level of immersion experienced by players in their gaming capsules has made virtual reality indistinguishable from the real world. But every gamer's dream becomes a nightmare for Roman Kozhevnikov after he gets confined to Arkon against his will. And not just to Arkon, but to its deadliest zone - Demon Grounds. Playing - or rather living - as his character Krian, it's not just about survival for Roman.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Usual LitRPG book, but interesting

  • By Steve on 02-15-17

Great Series! My 2nd Read thru in 3 years.

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

Reviewed: 11-21-18

Easily worth the Credits. Very Talented Narrator & Translator. Banter is Hilarious in spite of a few odd idioms & word pronunciations. Characters are super appealing. Don"t miss this.

  • The Cursed Princedom

  • By: G. Akella
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 708
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674

A new update arrives to the ultra-popular online game, Realm of Arkon. With Patch 17, the level of immersion experienced by players in their gaming capsules has made virtual reality indistinguishable from the real world. But every gamer's dream becomes a nightmare for Roman Kozhevnikov after he gets confined to Arkon against his will. And not just to Arkon, but to its deadliest zone - Demon Grounds. Playing - or rather living - as his character Krian, it's not just about survival for Roman.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another LitRPG to the Series

  • By John on 01-12-17

Great Series! My 2nd Read Thru in 3 years.

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

Reviewed: 11-21-18

Easily worth the Credits. Very Talented Narrator & Translator. Banter is Hilarious in spite of a few odd idioms & word pronunciations. Characters are super appealing. Don"t miss this.