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  • Watcher

  • The Watcher Series, Book 1
  • By: AJ Eversley
  • Narrated by: Chelsea Stephens, Steve Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

As a Watcher, Sawyer Russo has sworn to protect her fellow humans. But the Bots and Carbons that overran her city are evolving, and are picking off her comrades one by one. Embarking on a desperate mission to save humanity from extinction, Sawyer discovers that the line between friend and foe is no longer easily drawn when one of her own betrays them. Faced with a choice between fulfilling her vow and avenging those who have fallen, she must ultimately decide who can be saved...and who can’t.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • not just another YA novel...

  • By Nighteyes on 26-03-19

Exciting, engaging, well written!

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

Reviewed: 24-03-19

I really, really enjoyed this. I never give out spoilers as it ruins the book for you so I’m not going to do that but I sort of want to because I really got into this!

Our main character is well developed with a great personality that never grates which was one of the things that helped to draw me into this book so quickly. Naturally protective of others but not in an unrealistic way. In fact I thought all the characters were well developed and realistic. Basically this books grabs you from the start. I love the premise of technology coming back to bite us but we are still the self-centered people that we are at the moment so how will we work together for a better world or in fact just survive? We get a good bit of backstory in terms of explaining the downfall of humanity to the bots that gets us to the place where the story is focused. The author really crafts us a great premise/world/story.

There are some really cool plot twists that I liked. Plenty of surprises and action throughout the book keep you wanting more. We are set up for the next book although I was happy with the ending. I’m glad the next book is already out however as otherwise I’d be biting at the bit to get the author to release it as I enjoyed the book enough that I want more asap!

This is my first experience of the works of A.J. Eversley. But it certainly will not be my last as the writing is very good.

I should probably mention the narration which is also very, very good. I thought it matched the character and the world excellently. It adds to the sense of tension and pace that is enjoyable from start to finish.

  • The Paths Between Worlds

  • By: Paul Antony Jones
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

For Meredith Gale, ending her life seems like her only choice, and that choice is the reason she’s dangling by her fingertips from a bridge high above the freezing water of the San Francisco Bay. But someone or some thing has other plans for Meredith, and as her fingers slip from the cold steel of the bridge, a disembodied voice asks her a simple question: “Candidate 13: Do you wish to be saved?” Realizing her mistake too late, Meredith screams “Yes!” and instantly finds herself transported to a mysterious island, alongside hundreds of other Candidates like her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, this book is a lot of fun to listen to!

  • By Jean Genie on 21-03-19

Incredibly fast-paced & filled with suspense

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

Reviewed: 24-03-19

I’m incredibly impressed with how the plot of this book is developed. Excellent writing, with very good descriptions of the setting/world, really clever dialog, and observations about humanity that remind me of the wit of the really great authors and entertainers.

I love books that make me reflect on morality/ethics and this does that.

I also found the characters engaging and well developed. The pace is great and maintains throughout the book. I loved the idea on reading the synopsis of the book which is that different people from different times in history are thrown together. That’s a cool idea and makes for a great story!

It evoked excitement and sadness in me and I think that in itself shows it was a great book.

It wraps up nicely in that I didn’t feel that I had to wait for the next book but it also made we want to read the story in what I hope to see as the next book. Which is also important to me as I hate it when books only seem to set themselves up for the next without giving me an ending.

I enjoyed it from start to finish.

The narration is great for the style of the book and the characters are brought to life by the narrator.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review

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  • Trail of the Zodiac

  • A Jack Winchester Thriller, Debt Collector 10
  • By: Jon Mills
  • Narrated by: Adam Gold
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Two killers - one hunts for justice, the other for fun. Their worlds are about to collide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A suspenseful page turner!

  • By Tony Bough on 24-03-19

A suspenseful page turner!

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

Reviewed: 24-03-19

This book will not disappoint if you like thrillers. Great action throughout and I love the main character. Jack is not your usual hero and I really like that. He worked for the mob. Not sure if that makes him a mobster as such but he’s a hero that’s done bad things. Which makes him able to get into the type of action that a straight-laced hero wouldn’t. Basically, his background means he can take out the people responsible for the murders rather than bringing them to justice. I like that difference.

It’s faced paced and certainly kept me engaged from start to finish. Really good.
I liked the characters. Jacks cool as is his girlfriend and the story is great.

The narrator adds well to the sense of pace and I liked their voice for this book. It matched very well.
Very enjoyable.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review

  • The Enigma Wraith

  • The Enigma Series, Book 4
  • By: Charles V. Breakfield, Roxanne E. Burkey
  • Narrated by: Derek Shoales
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

The Enigma Wraith, the fourth book in the Enigma series, serves up yet another captivating techno-thriller racing with romance, humor, and possible catastrophe. When an Irish financial institution, a Brazilian hydroelectric plant, a NATO base, and a smart car traveling through the European countryside are each hacked by the same sinister force, the world is introduced to the first glimpse of the potential damage that the Ghost Code can inflict - on both a personal and an industrial level.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Once again brilliant!!

  • By Tony Bough on 24-03-19

Once again brilliant!!

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

Reviewed: 24-03-19

order to protect the world’s technology infrastructure. They are great characters! I really like them.


It’s a fast paced technological thriller that sucked me in from the start and kept me on the edge of my seat until it ended. In fact I got stuck in traffic listening to this book and was glad that I did because I had an excuse to listen for longer. It is the fourth book in the series but if you are new to it, it’s got enough detail that you can easily follow the plot without any confusion. You should check out the earlier books because they are great but you don’t have to. But they are great. There is a sense of realism to this series and this book that is great. Not too heavy in terms of the tech element of the stories. For me they hit that just right. I always think this with these books but will say it again. I can imagine something like the Ghost Code really happening and how truly awful it could be. Which is a level of empathy that gives these books a great edge.

The narrator does an excellent job of adding to the sense of tension and pace that make this book really great. Also really draws out the characters identities.

Very enjoyable!

  • The Enigma Gamers - A CATS Tale

  • The Enigma Series, Volume 7
  • By: Charles V Breakfield, Roxanne E Burkey
  • Narrated by: Derek Shoales
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Julie and Juan’s cyber assassin technology services team or CATS find themselves immersed in outrageous cyber-crime events in multiple locations. They send their feet-on-the-street teams to investigate the causes of the mayhem. Unexpectedly, they find the culprits are holding international cities, big businesses, air traffic, and even emergency systems hostage to terrifying digital ransom demands.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cool continuation of a series with a new direction

  • By Tony Bough on 24-03-19

Cool continuation of a series with a new direction

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

Reviewed: 24-03-19

I loved this book from the start. I’ve read the previous books and really enjoy recognizable faces, although the authors’ comprehensive back story gives newcomers enough information to jump straight in.

I loved Julie as the focus character, as she’s one of the series’ best and most interesting characters. I loved the level of detail into the hacked systems which was also pitched right because you don’t need to be a programmer (which I’m not) to understand what’s going on.

I loved the premise of the book and its executed excellently. I won’t provide spoilers as a I hate doing that but it’s got great pace and is a really fascinating story that drew me in from the start. A really fast paced story with the right level of detail. Great characters and great story make this a must read. In ways it’s a scary thought that the level of control that the guys holding these companies/cities to ransom have is something that could happen.

The narrator does a great job of adding to the sense of pace and brings each of the characters to life. A great voice to listen too for this type of book!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review

  • The Dust of Dawn

  • The Dust Series, Book 1
  • By: Eloise J. Knapp
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Zabat's Comet promises a stunning astronomical display as it narrowly passes our planet. Then a solar flare nudges it hurtling toward Earth. Humanity crumbles during the countdown to doomsday. But Zabat is more than just a comet. The impact brings not swift extinction but a massive cloud of dust that appears to have a mind of its own. A sinister intelligence. A force that threatens to change what's left of humanity. Jack, Colleen, Lara, and Dan survived the violent chaos of the countdown. Now, they're about to find out that after doomsday, there are horrors even worse than death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A surprising enjoyable slice of apocalyptic Sci-Fi

  • By Villordsutch on 11-03-19

An amazing take on the post-apocalypse gen

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

The world that the author has crafted is truly great. I love where we join the story in terms of societies break down and the impact of the comet on the immediate area and also wider world. The story runs with this premise really well. It's a grungy sort of world with absolutely amazing characters. It's well paced keeping you really engaged throughout. There's plenty of action and tension to the plot that keeps you wanting more. Jack is a great character and he is really well developed. I thought the author did a great job with their knowledge of science, giving things a realistic edge to the story.

The narration was excellent. Andrew B. Wehrlen does a brilliant job in adding to the sense of pace and giving a feeling for this post-apocalyptic world as well as distinguishing well between the characters. Excellent all round.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • The Sam Reilly Collection, Volume 2

  • By: Christopher Cartwright
  • Narrated by: David Gilmore
  • Length: 33 hrs and 3 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

The offer - $20 billion split between four leading scientists on alternative energies to purchase and then squash their research lines, which include the recent discovery of a powerful new energy source capable of replacing mankind’s reliance on fossil fuels. There’s no doubt their discovery is worth 10 times that much. But will any one of them live if they refuse?  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great adventure story.

  • By Tim Dearing on 05-03-19

Amazing characters and incredible action/mystery!

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

Reviewed: 09-02-19

This really is a must read.
I've got lots of books that I like and Sam Reilly but these really do stand out. The narration brings them to life and I just really love these books. I will not give spoilers as that would be wrong and I enjoyed them enough that everyone else should to!

You really engage with all the characters. You want everything to work out for the right ones and enjoy the bad guys getting what they deserve. A perfect mixture of action and adventure with a sense of pace that keeps you hooked from start to finish. You really do want to jump in and stay until the end!

The writing style is just so amazingly engaging that it has you transfixed. I should also say that for me the narration just added and maybe even amplified this as it's just a great listen with depth to the characters and a story (or stories I should say for this collection) that just runs. Very good! Very enjoyable! Thank you!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • The Last Vampire: Book Two

  • By: R.A. Steffan, Jaelynn Woolf
  • Narrated by: Gwendolyn Druyor
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

My father has been kidnapped by my worst enemies. Either that, or he willingly sold me out to them. Whatever the case, I’m going to find him. Mind you, this would be a lot easier if every Fae in Chicago wasn’t already out for my blood. They’re not getting it, though.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Take a bite

  • By Julie on 12-02-19

An excellent example of urban fantasy/para romance

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

Reviewed: 09-02-19

I will start with the narration. Mainly because I usually end with it.
Gwendolyn Druyor is VERY good as a narrator. If you’ve never had the pleasure of listening to her narration you are most definitely in for a treat. She’s very good and brings a real sense of atmosphere to the books she narrates. Once again this is narrated excellently.

Zorah who is not the last Vampire is central to the story and we have a character that is very well developed through the book. You get very engaged in most of the characters but especially Zorah. It's an incredibly imaginative yet real feeling world and the story gives us action with enough twists and turns to really keep you listening. I enjoyed the banter between Zorah and Rans. In fact I really like it when you get that between two central characters where you find yourself smiling at it. The author has crafter all of the characters and the world very well. You will certainly enjoy this book!

Very good and very enjoyable.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • Missy's Operation Demon Lore

  • Missy the Werecat, Book 7
  • By: P. G. Allison
  • Narrated by: Summer Morton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

After gaining yet another new ability, Missy is seeking her proper balance back at West Point. The routine of studies, sports, duties...these all help her adjust - so do having friends and helping others. Of course, her life can't be that simple. While the alliance between supernaturals and the government has proven itself, with the terrorists reluctant to attack and risk yet another failure, Missy is now being watched by enemy agents. They believe she is a demon! Will they learn enough to target the US once again?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Missy's Operation Demon Lore

  • By Mrs. C. Hunt on 30-01-19

Another great Missy book

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

Reviewed: 09-02-19

P.G. Allison is a great writer and I really like Missy as a character and also the world we have crafter around her.
We have plenty of great characters to compliment Missy and it's another really fun/great book to get engaged in.
I think it has a great sense of movement in that something is always happening but it's easy and a pleasure to follow.

The story is great and you can read the synopsis for an overview rather than me giving spoilers.
It ends well and we have the option for more - which is a good thing!

The narration is excellent and compliments both the characters and the story as well as being in general a voice I enjoyed listening to.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Takin' It Back

  • By: Ash Krafton
  • Narrated by: Shelley Reece
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Twenty-year-old Aerie hates running collateral recovery for her father’s magical supply shop. Repossession is a nasty business, even when you’re good at it. Her dream job? The store’s new acquisitioner, but Pop says that job’s for someone who finds things, not loses them. When a mysterious amulet must be found, Aerie sees an opportunity to prove her worth to him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An intriguing new world of magic and mystery

  • By Tony Bough on 22-01-19

An intriguing new world of magic and mystery

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

Reviewed: 22-01-19

Aerie is a magical bounty hunter. A sort of wing and hope for the best jump straight in type of character. I really enjoyed how the author has crafted this great lead character and also the world of magic and mystery in which the story is set. It's a great environment and from a pace perspective we jump in and strap ourselves in for the ride. There's no dull bits we have plenty of action filled story. All the main characters are great and there are even some less prominent ones that were interesting enough that I'd love to see more in any subsequent books (if planned). What is great is that we have a full story in the book. It's not deliberately written to set us up for another book/story. It's all here. The ending was very satisfactory and I enjoyed the book from the start to the finish. It's nice to see a full story in one and it will be interesting if the author wants to do other books using the world they have created. Very good

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.