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  • 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 935
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 884
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 884

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

boring

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

the narrator gives the plot no energy no reason to listen. so Bland it's very hard to follow the story because of how boring and monotone she is in tire way the story itself doesn't attach or give any reason to care about the characters

  • Starship Troopers

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,280
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7,582
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,614

Join the Army and See the Universe. That is the motto of The Third Space War, also known as The First Interstellar War, but most commonly as The Bug War. In one of Robert Heinlein's most controversial best sellers, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the universe - and into battle with the Terrain Mobile Infantry against mankind's most alarming enemy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite book ever

  • By Michael on 06-28-06

1959 powered armor

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

really good book reminds me of when I went through boot camp myself. Audio gets choppy at times but it's okay

  • Aces

  • Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,293
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,286

Children are not supposed to rescue their parents, life is supposed to be the other way around. And rescues aren't supposed to be needed on the trip out to the new colony planet Valhalla. Slow, yes. Boring, yes. Dangerous? No, the trip is not supposed to be dangerous, never has been. When thieves attack the transport ship to steal an ancient alien artifact, and young Kaylee and her brother, Manny, are cut off from their parents, they have to stop the thieves from getting what they want.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book and great performance

  • By chris wessells on 01-02-18

its a doctor who episode without the doc.

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

jurrasic park in space. kids save the day. its missing a "skippy" kind of humor.

  • A Scanner Darkly

  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Paul Giamatti
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,660
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,315
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,315

Bob Arctor is a dealer of the lethally addictive drug Substance D. Fred is the police agent assigned to tail and eventually bust him. To do so, Fred takes on the identity of a drug dealer named Bob Arctor. And since Substance D, which Arctor takes in massive doses, gradually splits the user's brain into two distinct, combative entities, Fred doesn't realize he is narcing on himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Drugs are bad

  • By Randall on 04-25-09

paul did great, book not so much

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

if you want a few hours of drug users incoherent reasoning, go ahead. but like them, this book is a waste of time.

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  • Eden's Gate: The Sparrow

  • A LitRPG Adventure, Book 2
  • By: Edward Brody
  • Narrated by: Pavi Proczko
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,346

After accepting the fact that he will never know his old reality again, Gunnar looks forward toward building a new life inside Eden's Gate. It's time to form a guild, gather resources, and earn the acceptance of the Edgewood inhabitants. If only things were that easy. The dark elves aren't thrilled about having humans in Edgewood, the mine isn't vacant, and you can't form a guild without at least a few guild mates.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good stuff

  • By Cody on 08-06-17

author has no clue

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

Reviewed: 07-30-18

authors only throwing in litrpg references because it adds window dressing and allows him to pad the story, and use a hashtag. Gives no explanation to what any skills are stats actually do for the characters other than allow them to cast different spells. Loves repetition of useless statistics, but never actually uses any of the statistics in the story, or shows how skills help in combat. most characters are still cardboard cutouts, the story is almost non-existent until the last one third of the book, which he conveniently finds the Jax character while looking for another one of these sparrows.

  • Eden's Gate: The Reborn

  • A LitRPG Adventure, Book 1
  • By: Edward Brody
  • Narrated by: Pavi Proczko
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,831
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,727
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,721

When Gunnar Long is transported into the first fully-immersive virtual MMORPG, he finds himself in a new world filled with magic, mystery, and adventure. No more 9-to-5 job. No more studio apartment. No more reality TV. Finally, he's in a place where he can call home, a place with people he can call friends. But as more people want to trade their real world lives to get inside Eden's Gate, the government of the outside world wants the "game" shut down at all costs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very melancholy narrator.

  • By Justin on 01-01-18

Not the best.

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

Reviewed: 07-28-18

grammar problems, cardboard characters. protagonist is a gamer, but doesn't know how to game. side character, who DESIGNED PARTS OF GAME acts like a moron in game. narrator mispronounces several words. its not "dilapaTated" its "dilapaDated", you dont "grinded" a rune, you ground a rune. useless stats repeated, reads entire characters sheet to fill pages. Not horrible, but after many other good stories, its mediocre.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Delvers LLC: Adventure Capital

  • By: Blaise Corvin
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,106
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,011
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,007

By working together, Henry Sato and Jason Booth have managed to survive their unwanted trip to Ludus, an experiment planet. However, Delvers LLC has made some enemies...if monsters, bandits, mages, criminals, bounty hunters, and even dark cults can be called, "some enemies." After their latest battle, the two have been separated and must adapt or die. Henry in particular faces a trial by fire - perhaps literally - that may be impossible for him to overcome. The two American men will face their greatest challenges yet while working as conscripted Berber Intelligence agents. But even while outnumbered, and most likely outgunned, the former veteran EMT and resilient IT programmer will be armed with modern Earth know-how.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is where it starts

  • By Eric Parks on 12-06-17

author feels like hes giving up.

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

Reviewed: 07-26-18

instead of giving details about a fight, he just says oh yeah so once I was off with their quote limit break quote and racking up The Kills, but with no details.

  • The Land: Predators: A LitRPG Saga

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 7
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 46 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,657
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,160
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,119

In The Land: Predators, the Mist Village has harnessed its power. With core buildings, professional fighters, and now their own dungeon, the settlement is primed to grow into a kingdom of true power and magic. The path to power has not been without risk, however. The MistVillage has been noticed. Evil nobles from the Kingdom of Law, bloodthirsty goblins from the Serrated Mountains, an undead lord with a penchant for human sacrifice, and fanatical kobolds from the Depths all plot the village's destruction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book I've ever experienced!

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-10-18

good buy

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

still highly repititous, and the first half is dealing with the aftermath of the last book, and all the cascading upgrades. author still pompus, claiming creation of the genre (-1 story star). last half of the books action scenes are vibrant and fun. worth the slog of listening to the same lists over and over (the other -1 story star).

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Liespotting

  • Proven Techniques to Detect Deception
  • By: Pamela Meyer
  • Narrated by: Karen Saltus
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 332

People - friends, family members, work colleagues, salespeople - lie to us all the time. Daily, hourly, constantly. None of us is immune, and all of us are victims. According to studies by several different researchers, most of us encounter nearly 200 lies a day. Now there’s something we can do about it. Liespotting links three disciplines - facial recognition training, interrogation training, and a comprehensive survey of research in the field - into a specialized body of information developed specifically to help business leaders detect deception....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • About 1/4 of the book is about Lie Spotting

  • By Joshua on 06-25-12

doesnt deliver on title.

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

4 hours in. No details, but 500 background stories. author self narrating laughing at her own inane jokes.

  • Dungeon Calamity

  • Divine Dungeon, Book 3
  • By: Dakota Krout
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,315
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,016
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,004

Powerful necromancers are on the move, and Cal is caught in the crossfire. Without his faithful Wisp, Dani, Cal's mind slips, and he begins creating traps and monsters that go against his already loose morals. After a direct threat from an unexpected force causes Cal's mind to stabilize, he throws all of his resources into keeping his thoughts clear while he funds searches for his lost companion. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dwarf erections that are just to damn funny.

  • By Nicholas F Richer on 02-08-18

shit ending.

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

bullshit. orbital strikes, time warp, the ending sucks big hairy monkey nutz of scifi crap.