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  • Galaxy's Edge, Part III

  • By: Jason Anspach, Nick Cole
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,788
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,685
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,674

Daring heroics, sacrifice, and courage come together as the Legion attempts to contain the fire sparked at the Battle of Tarrago. But the galaxy is spiraling into all-out war. Captain Chhun's Dark Ops squad is reunited with Wraith. When their mission to deny Goth Sulluss the shipyards he so eagerly desires goes awry, Chhun and Wraith must find a way to stop the Black Fleet's advance - even if it costs them their lives. Meanwhile, an old friend from Nether Ops executes a covert operation that will turn the focus of the Last War of the Republic in a terrible new direction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best series I’ve read so far

  • By Kelly R. Fine on 08-20-18

RC Bray is the best narrator for military scifi

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

The story is brilliant.
More truths are revealed.
KTF is a term that will remain in my vocabulary for a long time.
And you hear the story from both viewpoints.
Goth Sullus is not the dictator villain as you would think. He fights from the front and does not angrily lash out at failures. Instead he accommodates it, accepts it as any Legionnaire would do and fights from the front.
Dewers meets his end. And i liked it.
The authors could well weave a more coherent story when they integrate past and present.
And the shadow fleet has an AI run rogue???

  • Monster Hunter Memoirs: Saints

  • By: Larry Correia, John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,260
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,135
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,125

A larval Great Old One is growing day by day in power and just about ready to pop. If Chad Gadenier can't convince "the powers that be" to get involved, not only New Orleans, but the entire world, is going to fall under the power of the nastiest of nasties. Now on the outs with the US government and in exile from his usual job of saving the world, Chad must rally the forces of light against the coming darkness. The problem is one guy with a sword and a sub-gun isn't going to solve this one. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It was good.. until it wasn't

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-12-18

Was in tears on Chad's death

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

The author and the narrator had me in tears in listening to Chad's death. It was heart breaking.
I hate the author for killing Chad.
I mean, wouldn't it better to have retire him, and maybe bring him back in one of Pitt's novels as maybe a consultant ?

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  • Chandu the Magician, Volume 1

  • The Search for Robert Regent
  • By: Gregory Mank
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

Tom Collins played the lead role of American-born Frank Chandler, who had learned occult secrets from a yogi in India. Known as Chandu, he possessed several supernatural skills, including astral projection, teleportation, and the ability to create illusions. Chandu's goal was to "go forth with his youth and strength to conquer the evil that threatens mankind". "Time and space are only an illusion" to the American called Chandler.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Audio volume is too low

  • By Anand on 07-01-18

Audio volume is too low

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

Reviewed: 07-01-18

You could have thought that Audible could have spent some time to enhance the audio and clean it up.
Sadly, no.
The volume is too low and i have to increase the volume on Alexa all the way up.
Which means, when i switch to another book or song, the volume is deafening !
Audible, if you are not going to enhance and spruce up these classic dramas, i would rather download them from free than paying you.
Sheesh.

  • The Ramayana

  • A New Retelling of Valmiki's Ancient Epic - Complete and Comprehensive
  • By: Linda Egenes, Kumuda Reddy MD
  • Narrated by: Deepti Gupta
  • Length: 16 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

Here is one of the world's most hallowed works of sacred literature, the grand, sweeping epic of the divine bowman and warrior Rama and his struggles with evil, power, duplicity, and avarice. The Ramayana is one of the foundations of world literature and one of humanity's most ancient and treasured ethical and spiritual works. Includes an introduction by scholar Michael Sternfeld.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Retelling and Narration

  • By Kurt M. Douglass on 07-30-17

An excellent epic spoiled by worst narrator

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

Reviewed: 03-26-18

Ramayana is an epic. It's one of the most wonderful simple epics that one can read. And one can listen to.
Sadly, the narrator here is toneless, without inflection and robotic.
There is no emotion or understanding of the story. It's as if the narrator was bored to death reading it and is trying to bore us to to death with her narration.
Worse narration. Avoid this narrator.
Audible: Where is your quality control?

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Acheron

  • By: Bryon Morrigan
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 81

When Capt. Nate Leathers is taken prisoner by Iraqi insurgents, he thinks things can't get any worse than that. But when he escapes, the city of Basra is covered in green fog and besieged by nightmarish monsters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable siege feel

  • By Zack on 07-14-11

Brilliantly written and narrated

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

The real story starts off slowly and builds up the suspense.
It leaves a lot of questions unanswered and subject to interpretation by the reader. And that is good.
Tightly written and narrated with the intent of author.

  • City of Endless Night

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,242

When Grace Ozmian, the beautiful and reckless daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire, first goes missing, the NYPD assumes she has simply sped off on another wild adventure. Until the young woman's body is discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Queens, the head nowhere to be found. Lieutenant CDS Vincent D'Agosta quickly takes the lead. He knows his investigation will attract fierce scrutiny, so D'Agosta is delighted when FBI Special Agent A. X. L. Pendergast shows up at the crime scene assigned to the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The allusive Pendergast..,

  • By shelley on 01-18-18

Terrifyingly good

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

Reviewed: 01-22-18

The authors are back ! This book is more terrifying than even Cold Vengeance.
And iam glad Pendergast is alive and together with his love.

  • Not Alone

  • By: Craig A. Falconer
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 22 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,878
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,399
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,387

When Dan McCarthy stumbles upon a folder containing evidence of the conspiracy to end all conspiracies - a top-level alien cover-up - he leaks the files without a second thought. The incredible truth revealed by Dan's leak immediately captures the public's imagination, but Dan's relentless commitment to exposing the cover-up and forcing disclosure quickly earns him some enemies in high places.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impressive Book About Aliens & the Hype Industry

  • By Russell on 12-21-16

Brilliant and plausible

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

Brilliantly written and completely plausible. Attention to details , people factor are brilliant. Wonder if the author is a psychologist.

  • Joe Ledger

  • Unstoppable
  • By: Jonathan Maberry - editor, Bryan Thomas Schmidt - editor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 998
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 950
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 948

Everyone's favorite snarky, dangerous, idealistic, relentless covert operative is back, and this time he's brought friends. Joe Ledger: Unstoppable presents original short stories about Joe Ledger and the Department of Military Sciences by some of New York Times best seller Jonathan Maberry's "friends in the industry".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 18 freaking outstanding stories, 2 meh stories

  • By Thomas Allen on 11-05-17

Interesting short stories.

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

Reviewed: 12-02-17

Although I didn't hear any action with joe ledger and Agent Franks.
It would have been nice.

  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,239
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34,136

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

Meh

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

Reviewed: 11-11-17

Some things were predictable. Like the King. Overall nothing ground shaking like the first book.
More like a rehash and recycling.
Not buying anymore.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Massacre of Mankind

  • Sequel to The War of the Worlds
  • By: Stephen Baxter
  • Narrated by: Nathalie Buscombe
  • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

It has been 14 years since the Martians invaded England. The world has moved on, always watching the skies but content that we know how to defeat the Martian menace. Machinery looted from the abandoned capsules and war machines has led to technological leaps forward. The Martians are vulnerable to earth germs. The army is prepared. So when the signs of launches on Mars are seen, there seems little reason to worry. Unless you listen to one man, Walter Jenkins, the narrator of Wells' book.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bore Of The Worlds

  • By Patrick S. on 11-15-17

Performance is poor

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

Reviewed: 09-26-17

Pace varies suddenly. No inflection at times. More emotional inflection at times than is required.
Monotonous approach to reading the book. Am returning it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful