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  • Titanborn

  • By: Rhett C. Bruno
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

After a high-profile bombing on Earth, the men who sign Malcolm's paychecks are clamoring for answers. They force him to team up with a strange new partner who's more interested in statistics than instinct, and they ship them both off to Titan. Their assignment is to hunt down a group of extremists: Titanborn rebels who will go to any length to free their home from the tyranny of Earth. Heading into hostile territory, Malcolm will have to use everything he's learned to stay alive. But he soon realizes the situation on the ground is much more complex than he anticipated....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Mystery Sci-fi

  • By Bryan on 02-08-19

Excellent story and narration!

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

This was an enjoyable listen - on par with previous works I've enjoyed by Rhett C Bruno (e.g. The Circuit). If you've read/listened to the previous incarnation of the book/series ("Titan's Wrath" - no longer available) this is still worth your time, especially with the superb narration by RC Bray.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant

  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,117
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,117

Timid, socially awkward, and plagued by self-esteem issues, Fred has never been the adventurous sort. One fateful night - different from the night he died, which was more inconvenient than fateful - Fred reconnects with an old friend at his high school reunion. This rekindled relationship sets off a chain of events thrusting him right into the chaos of the parahuman world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun for a While

  • By sherri on 09-18-16

Outstanding story and performance!

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

Drew Hayes does an excellent job in spinning an extremely interesting and enjoyable tale. I think the most enjoyable aspect of this book series is the episodic format it is told in, giving us short, self-contained, adventures that advance the broader plot while also telling us more about Fred and his acquaintances .

Narration by Kirby Heyborne is superb! The performance is a perfect fit for this book and I look forward to hearing more.

  • Agent G: Saboteur

  • By: C. T. Phipps
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Agent G has left the service of the International Refugee Society, the world's biggest provider of murder for hire, in order to work for the US government. Unfortunately, they are sending him after his former employers, and they know him as well as he knows them. The clock is ticking, though, until the Society's remaining leadership starts eliminating their opponents and attempts to seize control of the presidency. A traitor is also providing them with all the information they need to survive until their puppet is in power. Will G and his allies survive the purge? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Professional Hitmen Never Retire!

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 11-28-18

Entertaining story, well worth the listen

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

I enjoyed how the second book in the series picks up right where the first left off and smoothly transitions into moving the plot forward. The pacing was excellent and does a great job of setting up the story for another book. I'm looking forward to seeing how the events in this book end up affecting the world of book 3.

Narration by Jeffrey Kafer was excellent as usual. Great pacing, voicing, and character variation. I have yet to be disappointed and will not hesitate to hear more by this narrator.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Tournament of Supervillainy

  • The Supervillainy Saga, Book 5
  • By: C.T. Phipps
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229

Gary Karkofsky, aka Merciless the supervillain without mercy, is presently the most disliked supervillain in the world. Superheroes don't want to just throw him in jail, they want to deliver an epic beat down for ending their golden age by killing Merciful, the superhero with mercy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gary is back! Woo-hoo!

  • By JulieM on 01-29-19

It was great to get back to Gary's story!

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

Overall this was an enjoyable listen and well worth picking up. At first I was enjoying the pop culture references but at some points it just became too much and took away from the actual story. The book crossovers were interesting but some of the crossover was a bit of a stretch and felt tossed in and didn't really add to my enjoyment (even though I was familiar with the crossover characters for the most part). With that said, everything I enjoyed about the previous books was present and this was a great listen, especially if you want to listen to something that doesn't take itself seriously.

Narration was superb. If you've listened to the previous books you know exactly what to expect from Jeffrey Kafer (if you haven't, why did you jump to this one?). Interesting character voicing and great performance overall. I have yet to be disappointed by this narrator's performances.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Singularity Trap

  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,835
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,754
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,722

When Ivan Pritchard signs on as a newbie aboard the Mad Astra, it's his final, desperate stab at giving his wife and children the life they deserve. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? But there's another challenge looming out there, in the farthest reaches of human exploration, that will test every man, woman and AI on the ship - and will force Ivan to confront the very essence of what makes him human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent.

  • By Amy Snider on 06-13-18

Great story and narration!

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

Enjoyable listen, superb narration by Ray Porter! I am slightly disappointed that we only get 1 book on this story as I could easily listen to more. I think this book sets up an interesting take on a near future where there are consequences for historical choices. With that said, I feel like the book wrapped up reasonably well (even though I'd like more!) and can feel satisfied with this as a standalone story.

The switching back and forth to an 'intercom' sound effect was interesting but I could have done without it, especially since the volume at some points was too quiet when going to the intercom effect. Fortunately, this did not bother me enough to negatively affect my overall impression of the book or the narration performance.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Engineered Tyrant

  • Robot Geneticists, Book 5
  • By: J.S. Morin
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

A new generation of humans has entered adulthood. Raised by robots, these freshly minted citizens of Earth struggle to fit into a society that has gotten by without them for a thousand years. Until Alex Truman shows them a new path. Raised by Charlie7 and cloned from the original Charles Truman, Alex feels that it's his right to rule mankind. With the entirety of human history as his guide, he learns from the successes and failures of the Human Era and puts them to use against a society that's completely unprepared to oppose him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New character perspectives but still enjoyable!

  • By Daniel O. on 01-13-19

New character perspectives but still enjoyable!

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

I found this book just as enjoyable as the previous though I can see how some people may be disappointed at the switch to a new 'main' character focus. We don't see much from the original 'human' cast as the previous books and instead follow the perspectives from (mainly) two new characters (Abby and Alex). Despite this switch up (though it makes sense because of the passing of time) I still really enjoyed this listen and the story set in the world we've grown to know over the last 4 books.

Much like in the previous books, I thoroughly enjoyed the narration by Paul Michael Garcia and this book continues the excellent narration. I really liked the voicing of characters, pacing, and performance all around. No complaints!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rebel Robots

  • Robot Geneticists Series, Book 4
  • By: J.S. Morin
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

Charlie7 has his secrets. Every robot knows that history has a dark period where he was the only one alive, with no one to corroborate his story. That was before an old adversary, long believed dead, emerges from hiding to expose Charlie7 as a fraud. With a newfound internship mixing new robotic personalities, Rachel Eighteen stumbles across an old file in the archive that no robot can access. The data it contains could upset the underpinnings of the thousand-year-old robotic civilization. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely enjoyable continuation of the story!

  • By Daniel O. on 01-13-19

Extremely enjoyable continuation of the story!

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

If you enjoyed books 1-3 this will be just as enjoyable. I think what I enjoyed most was getting to know more about the history of how the robotic world came to be. The alien and Charlie backstory was just as interesting as the 'current' events revolving around the Rachel Eighteen plot.

I thoroughly enjoyed the narration by Paul Michael Garcia in book 1-3 and this book continues the excellent narration. I really liked the voicing of characters, pacing, and performance all around. No complaints!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Enhancer 2

  • The Enhancer Series, Book 2
  • By: Wyatt Kane
  • Narrated by: Chris Graves
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268

Ty Wilcox didn’t really believe in superheroes before he became one himself. Now, he has an incredible power he’s just beginning to understand, lives in a mansion, and is in a relationship with two of the most amazing women alive. But when a flying, teleporting demon-woman appears outside his work, the price of his new life becomes apparent. There’s a supervillain after the device that gives Ty his power. This villain will do anything to get it, and has an entire army at his command. The price of Ty’s new life is never-ending danger.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enhancer 2 Stats

  • By kevin on 12-22-18

Interesting story and characters, A+ Narration

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

I really enjoyed the story for part 2 of this series though it felt a bit incomplete. What I mean by that is that it didn't feel like there was a full story arc for this part of the series and we were left half-fulfilled. Besides that I really like the world and the characters populating it. I don't mind the mixing in of mature content but, honestly, the mature scenes (not many, 3-4 maybe?) felt forced, artificial, and didn't really add anything to the plot or character development. That is probably my biggest gripe for this book. Despite that, I am still interested in hearing how the story progresses in the next book.

I felt like the narrator did an excellent job and I have no complaints for his performance! Great pacing and character voicing and I look forward to hearing more works narrated by Chris Graves.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Ferrymen

  • The Culling, Book 3
  • By: Ramona Finn
  • Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

Glade Io is a rebel. Having fled with her younger sisters to live among the Ferrymen, she knows there is no going back now. She is committed to the cause of overthrowing the brutal Authority, and she trains her new comrades in the art of combating Datapoints like herself - those tasked with the Ferrymen’s destruction. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous conclusion to the series

  • By Claire on 06-11-18

Overall it was a great series, excellent narration

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

If you made it through the first two books I think you'll want to continue with this one. As with the first two books my biggest gripes would be the description of technology and some of the character behaviors/actions. With that said, it was an enjoyable listen and worth a listen/read if the overarching story-line interests you.

I have no complaints about the narration by Stacey Glemboski. Narration was solid through all three books and I would have no problem recommending this narrator. If you enjoyed her narration for books 1 and 2 you know what to expect and will not be disappointed; her performance is just as enjoyable in book 3.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Authority

  • The Culling Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Ramona Finn
  • Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Glade Io is torn between two worlds. She’s a trained killing machine - selected by the ruthless Authority to be a Datapoint, a tech-enabled agent of the state who eliminates threats to the human colonies throughout the solar system in the Culling. But her time among rogue colonists called the Ferrymen has convinced her that The Authority has far more sinister plans in store, and all the justifications they fed to her are lies. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book 2 did not disappoint.

  • By April R on 05-25-18

Pretty good continuation, great narration.

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

Overall this was a pretty enjoyable book. My gripe is that it felt like some of the characters were... frustratingly dense. This was frustrating for me because I didn't feel like the same characters were portrayed in this manner during the first book. Additionally, as interesting as the tech in this book is the descriptions of how they are used is pretty hand-wavy and bland. That said, I did enjoy the ongoing story and look forward to finding out how it ends in book 3.

Narration by Stacey Glemboski was, again, superb and I have no complaints. If anything, the narration helped keep me engaged in listening to this book despite my frustration with some of the character behavior. If you enjoyed her narration in book 1 you know what to expect.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful