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  • Super Powereds: Year 4

  • Super Powereds, Book 4
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 60 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,229
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,992
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,971

The final year at Lander has finally arrived for the Melbrook students and their peers, and with it comes a whole new set of challenges. Still reeling from the events of their junior year, the remaining students will have to push past their pain - and so much more - if they hope to be one of the 10 to claim the title of Hero upon graduation. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Its finally over....what do I do with my life now?

  • By Jared on 07-11-18

Great, not a fan of how the book ended

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

If you liked the first 3 books of this serie i'm sure you will love this one too. Written in the same style of the first 3 and a full 60 hours, what is really amazing. At some parts i feel like the writer could have stepped up the phase of the story a bit and leave out some of the details, those details geve a great depth in the characters but slow down the speed alot. and then at the end it feels like he looked how fat a stack of script he already had and rushed it a little.

now, here is why i did not like the ending, i somehow hoped that this would be used as a platform for other spin offs like corpies. Maybe follow our superpowereds in there first 2 years of training but if you skip ahead 10 years in the future it makes it clear that Drew has no such intentions.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • This Perfect Day

  • By: Ira Levin
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 305
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 279

Considered one of the great dystopian novels - alongside Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange and Aldous Huxley's A Brave New World - Ira Levin's frightening glimpse into the future continues to fascinate listeners even 40 years after publication. The story is set in a seemingly perfect global society. Uniformity is the defining feature; there is only one language and all ethnic groups have been eugenically merged into one race called "The Family".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good Dystopian Fiction

  • By Michael on 11-08-17

very enjoyable if you like dystopian fiction

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

Reviewed: 04-28-18

The first few hours reminded me alot of Brave new world and i think the author got some inspiration there. In itself thats not bad since the book is far from a copy. For a book in this genre its light reading, it feels dystopian but on the other hand ppl dont have it that bad.

narration was ok if you overlook a few minor mistakes. I loved the way how he spoke french.

  • City of Sand

  • By: Robert Kroese
  • Narrated by: Jennifer D. Ledford
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

It's the year 2000 and the Silicon Valley city of Sunnyview is abuzz with the possibilities of vast fortunes to be made in the Dot Com boom. But to retired cop Benjamin Stone, who has come to Sunnyview to find his estranged daughter, Jessica, the promise of Sunnyview rings hollow. Benjamin grew up in Sunnyview in the 1950s, when it was a sleepy farming town, and he finds its modern day counterpart strange and weirdly insubstantial. After Jessica turns up dead in a creek bed, apparently murdered, Benjamin follows clues that suggest a conspiracy involving a startup company.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story

  • By korneel on 03-08-18

great story

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

The story sucks you in and lets you travel along with the main character. At some points i miss the humor of Robert Kroese you can find in his other books, and yes, that humor might be missplaced in this story.

The narration is done very well even if i wonder why there was chosen for a female narrator to tell this from a first person perspective of a 58 year old man.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • American Exit Strategy

  • The Economic Collapse Chronicles, Volume 1
  • By: Mark Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,409

Liberty minded individuals and those who believe in the Constitution will find this near future dystopian novel to be right up their alley. Those who are looking to be more informed about the potential threats to America's financial stability will learn what to watch for and how to prepare themselves for an economic collapse. America is on the cusp of financial annihilation. Matt and Karen Bair face the challenges of Main Street during a full scale financial meltdown. Government borrowing and monetary creation have reached their limits.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too much bible, but good.

  • By Ryan on 09-05-16

cristian propaganda

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

This could have bin a great book, and i know the US is very cristian in some parts but from a book with this title i do not expect to get references to god or the bible every 5 minuts. I stopped half way when they start about the myth of evolution ... its just too much.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Twilight Obelisk

  • Mirror World, Book 4
  • By: Alexey Osadchuk
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 547
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 527
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526

Olgerd and his tribal NPC gang have finally discovered the Forbidden City. Problem is, they haven't found what they were looking for. The ancient maps are hopelessly out of date, and the Ennan capital city is lying in ruins. In the meantime, their enemies are closing in. Noctean hordes are arriving from the Silver Mountain Valley; the Dark army has already crossed the Back Stream, and the forces of Light have already entered the Icy Woods. The magic protection sphere which Olgerd received from the city's invisible guardians is about to expire....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disorganized

  • By BlindWanderer on 03-05-18

thank you audible for adjustable speed

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

I waited a long time for this book to arive, in the lit rpg genre i get tired of most stories after book 2 or 3 because it tends to be alot more of the same. This story progresses nicely and it stays interesting.

the narration is too slow, so thank you audible for having the option of speeding that up. But I dont want to be all negative here, the different characters are performed well and that way it stays interesting to listen.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Little Fuzzy

  • By: H. Beam Piper
  • Narrated by: Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

FNH Audio presents an unabridged reading of H. Beam Piper's classic and much-loved science fiction novel Little Fuzzy. Jack Holloway lives a solitary life in a wilderness of the planet Zarathustra. But then a strange intelligent animal walks into his life from out of the forest. The animal that he names 'Little Fuzzy' seems sapient and that threatens the charter of the company that owns the planet. With the company profits threatened, Jack realises that both his life and that of Little Fuzzy are in danger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story and good reading style.

  • By mduCantoo on 10-12-17

Was ok

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

I did buy this book after i did listen to John Scalzi's fuzzy nation, where he states that it was a re write of this book. Because i did love that one i thought i had to listen to the original so i could compare them. They are different enough to be 2 different books with alot of similarities.

I was not a fan of the narration of this version, the story itself was ok but i had higher expectations

  • Company Town

  • By: Madeline Ashby
  • Narrated by: Cecelia Kim
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 110

They call it Company Town - a city-size oil rig off the coast of the Canadian Maritimes, now owned by one very wealthy, powerful, byzantine family: Lynch Ltd. Hwa is of the few people in her community (which constitutes the whole rig) to forgo bioengineered enhancements. As such, she's the last truly organic person left on the rig - making her doubly an outsider as well as a neglected daughter and bodyguard extraordinaire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Different

  • By J.G. Brandt on 01-16-17

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 12-16-17

I liked machine dinasty alot and this is why i purchased this book. After 3 hours listening to it i concluded that it was time wasted and better cound start another book i would like more.

  • Mass Effect™ Andromeda: Nexus Uprising

  • By: Jason M. Hough, K. C. Alexander
  • Narrated by: Fryda Wolff
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 941
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 889
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 889

They slept for hundreds of years, dreaming of a new home in the Andromeda galaxy. When finally they awake, their dreams of peace are shattered. These colonists - turian, salarian, asari, human, and more - face an uncharted galaxy and threats beyond understanding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Five Star Review But Be Warned

  • By Lester on 03-27-17

can't get in the story

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

After listenig a few hours i still do not feel the need to know what comes next. Boring and not believable. Narration was well done and made characters come to live.

  • Machine Learning

  • New and Collected Stories
  • By: Hugh Howey
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Scott Aiello, Hugh Howey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

Hugh Howey is known for crafting riveting and immersive tales of boundless imagination. Now comes Machine Learning, an impressive collection of Howey's science fiction and fantasy short fiction, including three stories set in the world of Wool, two never-before-published tales written exclusively for this volume, and 15 additional stories collected here for the first time. These stories explore everything from artificial intelligence to parallel universes to video games, and each story is accompanied by an author's note.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Some Good, Some Not So Much

  • By Joshua on 03-30-18

Hopefully a new start of more to come

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

It has bin 2 years since H. Howeys last work in fiction appeared here, i'm very glad to see anything by this point and i hope its not the last for another 2 years.

I planned to give this book 4 stars like most others until somewhere in the middle i stumble upon a story with a very controversial ending. I have no doubt that many people will dislike it and give this work a low rating because of that. To me this points out that its written to be a great story, not to be liked by the majority of people.

In general i'm not a huge fan of short stories, they tend to be lacking and are mostly second rate stories that are not good enough for a full novel, but with this release i'm wondering why half of this stories are not worked out as full novels, there too good to stay this short.

  • Awaken Online: Retribution

  • Side Quest
  • By: Travis Bagwell
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,095
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,991
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,993

Riley's real-life took a nosedive after her confrontation with Alex. The girls at school torment her and she feels powerless to do anything about it. At the same time, Jason has mysteriously disappeared, sending only a terse cryptic message to Riley and Frank. With some time on her hands and with her frustration with her real-life reaching a breaking point, Riley decides to strike off on her own in-game. Her goal is to investigate the quest related to the strange bow she discovered in the dungeon north of Peccavi.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fantastic expansion of the AO universe

  • By Mike on 11-03-17

NOT the story i was waiting for

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

Reviewed: 11-07-17

Travis, you are evil, writing this book at this time was a mean thing to do. You ended the second book with a cliffhanger, so figuratively i'm nailbiting waiting for the next book to come out and see whats happening. Putting an interlude at this point was mean.

Now that's out of the way i can comment on this book. The story is fun to read and i did enjoy it, it gives a new perspective and gives us new places to visit. this series stays one of the best in its genre and i cant wait for the next book to come out.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful