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  • Yesterday’s Spacemage

  • Spacemage Chronicle Series, Book 1
  • By: Timothy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

All Thorn wanted was to be a Battle Mage. He had the talent, and his whole future was before him. On the day of Choosing, he finds things don't always go as planned. Suddenly Thorn's life is thrown into fast forward, and he finds himself in a world not of his own choosing. In a world of spaceships and blasters, instead of horses and swords, Thorn needs to adapt and survive, make new allies, and rediscover that although nothing is familiar, he's still a Mage, and pirates and slavers beware.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the Ebook

  • By Voyager on 29-08-18

Better than the Ebook

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

Reviewed: 29-08-18

Read the Ebook and was so pleased I read the following 2 books in the trilogy. As soon as the Audio book came out, bought it, listened to it, now waiting for the next Audio book please.

  • Hero at Large (Second Edition)

  • The Hunter Legacy, Book One
  • By: Timothy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Graham Halstead
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Jonathon Hunter has evoked the wrath of 27th-century pirates. With his sexy twin bodyguards, Jonathon seeks to come to grips with station life in a suddenly hostile universe. Celebrity, gratitude, sudden attacks, and a mysterious prophecy are more than most 18-year-olds can handle. A reluctant hero, Jonathon is on a journey, seemingly out of his time, but always in time. Meet Jon Hunter as he starts a two-year journey to prophecy, with his AI sidekick and mostly female mercenary team.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good but could be better

  • By Mohi on 12-09-18

Brilliant 1st book in a great series

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

Reviewed: 21-08-18

Read the ebook twice then noticed the audible version came out last week so I had to get it.

Even better in audio than ebook and the ebook is great.

I don't spoilers, just whether book and narration is good or not. Narration is really good but a tiny bit lacking in RSVP, Rythm, Speed, Volume & Pitch. Mix those properly to project a voice and give it the required umph when necessary and all that good stuff that makes a narration able to be listened to. A little bit more variance and a little less mono. Actually I could listen to the narrator easily but I'm a bit of a nitpicker in this. It in no way detracts from a full 5 star book.
Now you just need to get busy with the other 12 books in the series as I'm already eager to listen to those as well.

P.S. Already pre-ordered Yesterday's SpaceMage and eager to listen to that also.

  • Twin Dragons

  • The Dragon Lords of Valdier, Book 7
  • By: S. E. Smith
  • Narrated by: David Brenin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Melina Franklin was barely 16 when she and her grandfather were kidnapped by an alien trader and sold to an Antrox mining asteroid in deep space. Mistaken for a young boy, she lives the next five years in fear of being found out and sold. She dreams of the day when she and her grandfather will return home.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable but lousy last chapter

  • By Voyager on 08-07-18

Enjoyable but lousy last chapter

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

Overall about as enjoyable as the rest of the series but the last chapter is really stupid and spoilt the book for me.

An ohh so advanced race with space travel etc are willing to execute 2 men on the word of ONE spoiled youth. All without any kind of trial or evidence, stupid.

follow thay with a female who flew away to save herself as she watched her mates being captured and then hid away. Whilst hiding, the author then padded the story with nonsense hyperboly. When she eventually helps, she uses a SHOVEL, daft.

Stupid and totally nonsense last chapter

  • Viridian Gate Online: Cataclysm

  • The Viridian Gate Archives, Book 1
  • By: J. A. Hunter
  • Narrated by: Armen Taylor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

An extinction-level asteroid, 213 Astraea, is cannonballing toward Earth. Collision, imminent. An international team of scientists is working around the clock to avert the cataclysm - few are optimistic. World governments are preparing for impact with deep earth bio-dome bunkers, but only a select few lottery winners will be saved. Jack Mitchel, a 32-year-old EMT living in a tiny studio apartment on the west coast, isn't one of those winners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very enjoyable

  • By John on 16-02-18

Way better than I thought

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

Reviewed: 30-04-18

I ignored this series for months and months, mainly because of the front covers. Yep, all because of the front covers.

What an idiot, me I mean. It just didn't have that, whatever we look for in that subjective way we choose things.

Very glad I tried it. Looking forward to the rest.

  • Hair Power

  • By: Piers Anthony
  • Narrated by: Kristin James
  • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Terminal cancer patient Quiti walks into an abandoned building, planning on taking her life. Instead, she encounters a telepathic ball of hair that insists it is an alien seeking to facilitate diplomatic communication on Earth. Quiti assumes it is all a hallucination conjured up by her brain tumor. Because of this assumption, when she saves the alien's life and it insists on doing Quiti a favor in return, she only asks for her hair back. She soon discovers, however, that the creature's gift extends much further than her new locks that can change color with a thought.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Humerous and really weird, in a good way.

  • By Voyager on 24-04-18

Humerous and really weird, in a good way.

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

Reviewed: 24-04-18

What to say, it's funny, it's a good romp and it was narrated superbly.

Terrific singing voice near the end, well done and an easy voice to listen to.

Well outside my normal audio book ballpark as the Americans put it but I thought it was funny and very quirky.

Already buying second book just for the feel good factor.

  • Waking Magic: The Revelations of Oriceran

  • The Leira Chronicles, Volume 1
  • By: Martha Carr, Michael Anderle
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

There are some on our planet who believe you can't handle the truth, so the truth has been hidden for millennia. The only problem is the truth is coming back. Early. Some of the crazy history shows on cable TV might not have the answers, but at least they ask the right questions. Homicide detective, Leira Berens is in a race against a magical force with a mischievous troll by her side with a penchant for swearing. The stakes are real. And so is the magical world she just visited.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I expected better, a lot better

  • By Voyager on 22-04-18

I expected better, a lot better

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

Reviewed: 22-04-18

What can I say, this book is full of hyperbole. The story really should have been better but it's just not.

I was looking forward to it as well from the writeup.

Narration, fits for the accent but I think the book did her a disservice. Would listen to narrator again but not in this series.

  • Awakened: Age of Expansion

  • The Ascension Myth, Book 1
  • By: Ell Leigh Clarke, Michael Anderle
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

When a nascent AI hacks her holo device, Molly Bates has to think fast and get out of the military before anyone discovers what has happened. The only problem? The swiftest way out is also the most embarrassing. Mortifyingly embarrassing. Ever the underdog, Molly refuses to stay down. What follows is a rough and tumble adventure that takes Molly and her team of change makers up against an enemy with power they had not considered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • They did it again

  • By B.Morton on 26-03-18

Rubbish

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

I was looking forward to this in the Kurtherian universe but it was really bad.

Molly is so completely unprofessional and her associate is as bad.

They are in a (safe) house for weeks, going for pizza regularly and then, when they have 2 people to keep safe, one of them flounces out after an argument and the other gets drunk. wtf ???.

What idiot would do that in such a dangerous situation, none, that's who.

She also tells her new AI never to do certain things and then she reprograms the AI because it wont do what she told it NOT to.

Stupid characters and too much silly side stuff instead of focusing on the plot.

Waste of an Audible credit and it lets the Kurtherian universe down.

  • Present Tense

  • Days of Future Past, Book 2
  • By: John Van Stry
  • Narrated by: Doug Tisdale Jr.
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Coyote has a new task for Paul, one that involves him traveling north hundreds of miles over the post-apocalyptic landscape of California, the place that Paul once called home. Thankfully, Sarah and Heather have both decided to go with him and between Heather's shooting skills and Sarah's magical ones; Paul thinks he might just live through whatever scheme Coyote has enlisted him in. If he can live through telling the girls just what Coyote's got him carrying in his pack now, of course.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Looking forward to book 4 in audio format

  • By Voyager on 08-12-17

Looking forward to book 4 in audio format

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

Reviewed: 08-12-17

Fun read with an excellent juxtaposition between magic, technology and human ( mostly), interactions.

Just waiting for book 4 audio version.

  • The Search for Gram

  • Codex Regius Book 1
  • By: Chris Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Craig Good
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Lieutenant Commander Shawn "Calvin" Hobbs has saved Seattle, traveled to the stars and forged new alliances with alien races. With the latest war concluded, he turned his attention to deciphering the strange rod an ancient alien civilization gave him as a test. Was a little downtime to work on the project too much to hope for?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sorry, But worst narrator ever

  • By Voyager on 04-12-17

Sorry, But worst narrator ever

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

Reviewed: 04-12-17

I tried so hard to listen to the end but for some reason, the narrator moved from being a not so good narrator, to a top level condesending one.

Whilst the author made the characters somewhat stupid at times. An example would be how the MC virtually threw his mens lives away at one point because of an idiotic plan, something like WW1 British Army generals did, and with no comeback at all.

I think the books would be more suited to junior teens rather than adults. Clearly aimed at adults with the complex story arc but does not fit for adult reading.

Will not read 2 and 3 or any more by this author.

  • Terra Stands Alone

  • The Theogony, Volume 3
  • By: Chris Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Craig Good
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

The Drakuls have found the solar system. A merciless race, there is nothing left once the Drakuls have conquered a civilization except the bones of its dead. When the first Drakul exploratory ship emerges from the stargate, Earth's days become numbered. Although LCDR Shawn "Calvin" Hobbs and the crew of the TSS Vella Gulf came back with a battleship from their last mission, it won't be enough to defend the solar system from the Drakul menace.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Continuing a great story but not best narrator

  • By Voyager on 03-12-17

Continuing a great story but not best narrator

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

Reviewed: 03-12-17

Nothing more to say, really good story arc but the narration does not suit at all