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  • Realmbound: Sword of the Scion

  • By: Darren Hultberg Jr
  • Narrated by: Sean Duregger
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

"Forge alliances. Gain powers. Save the realm." In the realm of Valion, a war is fought between the vile demons of the under-realm and the mighty scions, mystical beings with the power to wield super-human abilities. It is a war that turns cities to ash, that leaves the very land itself ravaged and uninhabitable.... The scions fought valiantly, but even with their powers they were no match for the demonic horde. With the realm in ruin and no one to oppose them, Valion’s dark forces set their sights on a new world...Earth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An enjoyable action packed adventure

  • By MR on 11-03-19

An enjoyable action packed adventure

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

Reviewed: 11-03-19

Overall I enjoyed this book, the characters are like able, the story is paced nicely with the story telling broken up with action scenes. The story had enough twists in it to keep you guessing all the way through and the narration was done to a high standard. Whilst this may not be one of my favorites in the genre I will certainly be keeping an eye up for any sequels.

Please note that I was given a free copy of this audiobook to provide a non-biased review

  • Vietnam Veteran Memoirs

  • The Adventures of a Florida Flatlander in Vietnam
  • By: Mack W. Payne
  • Narrated by: Mel Jackson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

A fresh, engaging, and relentlessly paced story of a Vietnam veteran's personal experiences and exploits while serving two tours of duty, one as a Cobra gunship pilot, in war-torn Vietnam.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An interesting listen

  • By MR on 12-02-19

An interesting listen

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

Reviewed: 12-02-19

I really wanted to enjoy this book as I have read accounts from other services during Vietnam and other wars but never a gunship pilot and I was intrigued to find out what it was like for them. Throughout the book there were hints at interesting stories but it never really seemed to get going, events are just passed over with little detail and then more detail will be given to monotonous events instead.

Please note that I was provided with a free copy of this audiobook to provide a non-biased review

  • Mouse's Tale

  • An Alpha League Supers Novel
  • By: Kevin Hardman
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Mouse - the mysterious man with the unassuming moniker (and the mentor of teen super Kid Sensation) - finally has his story told. Brilliant and gifted, Mouse is a mental whiz who fails utterly in his initial attempts to join a superhero team. With his dream ostensibly out of reach, he eventually ends up working at an electronics repair shop, toiling in relative obscurity but seemingly content and at peace with the hand fate has dealt to him. However, a surprise visit from the Alpha League - the world's premier team of superheroes - changes all of that in a heartbeat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb!

  • By Elizabeth Robb on 17-03-19

Great Super Hero Adventure

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

Reviewed: 12-02-19

Even though I have never read any of the other books in this series I really enjoyed this story, there were plenty of twists along the way to keep you guessing where things might be heading. The characters are somewhat predictable in their personalty traits when paired up to a power but this doesn't detract from the story at all. Mikael Naramore does another great job with the narration and remains one of my favourites.

Overall I really enjoyed this book and it has made me look into reading the rest of the series.

Please note that I was provided with a free copy of this audiobook to give a non-biased review.

  • Winds of War

  • By: Rhett C. Bruno, Jaime Castle
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Full-scale rebellion rages in the south, and Sir Torsten Unger must lead the Glass Army to face it. But when a new and unfamiliar king forces Torsten to march alongside one of his fiercest rivals, he must draw on his faith to keep the army from fracturing. Whitney Fierstown continues his tutelage of the blood mage, Sora, who is desperate to get a better handle on her mysterious powers. Their journey brings them to the merchant city of Winde Port, where they seek passage to Yaolin City aboard a ship. It's smooth sailing until they realize an old nemesis is hunting them....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great sequel!

  • By MR on 21-01-19

A great sequel!

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

Reviewed: 21-01-19

This second story builds nicely from the first and even though you could read it as a standalone story I would recommend reading/listening to the first before this as it will make it more rewarding. The interactions between the characters works well and had me laughing several times.

Luke Daniels is one of my favorite narrators and does another great job here even with some of the stronger accents.

Overall I really enjoyed this book and I look forward to the next

Please note that I was given a free copy of this audiobook to provide a non-biased review.

  • The Savageside

  • The Flipside Sagas, Book 2
  • By: Jake Bible
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Operator Trevon Cash, along with his friends, his colleagues, and an international coalition of military personnel, must fight horrific new dinosaurs, survive a landscape in constant turmoil, and somehow figure out how to get back to their time while their modern technology fails, new mega-predators attack, and a Russian army bears down on them! 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great adventure

  • By MR on 21-01-19

Another great adventure

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

Reviewed: 21-01-19

Even though the thought of time bubbles is confusing and I still have no idea about what brains plan is I am really enjoying this series. This one has a different feel about it than the last but in a good way, the Russians give it a heavy feel but the quips and action still keep coming thick and fast.

Andrew Wehrlen does a great job of creating distinct and varied voices without any of them sounding silly.

Overall I really enjoyed this audiobook and I am really looking forward to the next one

Please note that I was given a free copy of this audiobook to provide a non-biased review.

  • Infinite Mayhem

  • A Roak: Galactic Bounty Hunter Novel
  • By: Jake Bible
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Roak has a plan. It is not a good plan. It is not an easy plan. But it is a plan. And with a crew he doesn't want, a nemesis who is always one step ahead, and the power of the Galactic Fleet about to come down on him with all its might, Roak is going to need every ounce of his experience and skill as the galaxy's greatest and deadliest bounty hunter to execute the plan. If his infinite enemies don't execute him first! 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Sci-Fi action!!!

  • By MR on 03-12-18

Great Sci-Fi action!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

This has turned into one of my favourite Sci-Fi series, it has fast paced action and witty banter all set in a seedy future in a universe shared by multiple species. As ever the narration is spot on and the interaction between the crew/team had me smiling like an idiot (Luckily I listen in the car mostly so nobody could see).

Overall this is another hit for me and I am eagerly looking forward to the next installment.

Please note that I was given this audioboook to provide a non-biased review.

  • Web of Eyes

  • By: Rhett C. Bruno, Jaime Castle
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

When a piece of the crown prince's soul is stolen by a traitorous warlock, disgraced knight Torsten Unger makes it his sworn duty to get it back and save the last hope for the kingdom. But he can't do it alone. Self-proclaimed "World's Greatest Thief" Whitney Fierstown sits in the castle dungeon, destined for the gallows until Torsten offers this choice: rot and die in a dank cell or join him on a dangerous expedition to put his skills to good use and earn his freedom. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Web of Accents!

  • By Simon on 14-11-18

Great fantasy story

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

I really enjoyed this story, it balanced a detailed world with fast action and fun characters. I really liked the thief character (Whitney) and the way that he was able to annoy everybody around him. Luke Daniels performs to his usual high standards and continues to be one of my favorite narrators. I have not read/listened to much of late but I really enjoyed this and I look forward to continuing with the series.

Please note that I was provided with a free copy to provide a non-biased review.

  • Last of the Nighthawks

  • By: Greg Dragon
  • Narrated by: Cari Scholtens
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Helga Ate is finally getting her chance. Chosen for a coveted slot in the glorious Nighthawks, Special Forces, she will certainly be able to prove herself as more than a half-alien outcast. But when her team deploys to the moon of Dyn, tragedy strikes, and Helga is put to the ultimate test - survival. Facing insurmountable odds and escaping torture, Helga and her mentor, Cilas Mec, are forced to face a fate worse than death. Battling brain-eating aliens and human pirates, the odds are stacked against them in every way. The rescue should be coming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A solid sci-fi story.

  • By Peter on 29-11-18

A great SciFi action story

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

Reviewed: 29-11-18

This title had everything that I love, fast action, great story, likable characters and frequent twists and turns. I felt like the writer really brought the main characters to life and with the smooth narration it was easy to get immersed in the story. Upon finishing this audiobook I went straight to see if I could get the next one to be disappointed that it has not been released.

Please note that I was provided with this audiobook to provide a non-biased review.

  • Hero Hunter: A Superhero Gamelit Saga

  • The Heroes Rising Series, Book 1
  • By: Darren Hultberg Jr
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

Terrax Prime is one of the safest places in the galaxy, a world-spanning metropolis built on the foundations of order, justice, and law. Terrax also happens to be a birthplace of heroes; humans born with powerful, world-altering super-powers. In service to the prime government, these heroes work to keep the streets of Terrax safe, acting as the world's super-hero police force, or so it seems. Terrible secrets lie deep within the core of Terrax Prime’s hero program, and one man will do whatever he can to bring those secrets to the surface..

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • He's just a man. He has no powers here.

  • By Norma Miles on 03-12-18

Great comic style action sci-fi

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

I have never read/listened to a story like this before and I really enjoyed it, my only gripe would be that the backstory of him already killing over 50 supers does not sound credible due to his lack of skill planning as he just seems to run headlong into battle without much thought. That being said the action itself is fun and fast paced and I liked the idea of all of the differing power types affecting the battles so differently. The narration is done to a good standard although they voices felt like they merged at times.

Overall I really enjoyed this audiobook to the point where I went to try and get the next book in the series only to discover that it has not been made yet.


Please note that I was provided with this audiobook to give a non-biased review.

  • Lucifer's Star

  • By: C. T. Phipps, Michael Suttkus
  • Narrated by: Eric Burns
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Count Cassius Mass was the greatest star pilot of the Crius Archduchy. He fought fiercely for his cause, only to watch his nation fall to the Commonwealth. It was only after that he realized the side he'd been fighting for was the wrong one. Now a semi-functional navigator on an interstellar freight hauler, he tries to hide who he was and escape his past. Unfortunately, some things refuse to stay buried and he ends up conscripted by the very people who destroyed his homeland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A darkly humourous far-future sci fi

  • By Scott Kaelen on 10-11-18

Great Sci-Fi action

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

I really enjoyed this story, its set in a complex universe with multiple factions and characters but structured in a way to not leave you confused. The story is full of action and suspense managing to keep the story interesting without getting tedious.

The author does a great job at bringing the characters to life, each with their own distinctive voice.

I already have the next installment of this series and cannot wait to get it started.

please note that I was provided with a free copy of this audiobook to provide a non-biased review