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  • The Forever Man

  • Book 1: Pulse
  • By: Craig Zerf
  • Narrated by: Michael Neeb
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

The first pulse occurred in the old calendar year of 2022. Gigantic solar flares created massive electromagnetic pulses that stopped the heart of our modern world and returned us to the Dark Ages. And Marine Master Gunnery Sergeant Nathaniel Hogan finds that he has been changed by the gamma radiation in the solar flares. They have enhanced his natural abilities, giving him increased speed, strength, and healing; indefinitely extending his life span and enabling him to be able to draw on the power of the solar flares to create magik. But even he was not prepared for what happened next.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I like Craig Zerf's books ...

  • By K. Grant on 13-09-18

Good story, shame about the narration

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

Reviewed: 15-01-19

I really wanted to enjoy this but the narrator is not suited to this at all.

he pronounces words badly, for instance he say Basil as the Americans do for the plant when the word is the name Basil as in Basil Rathbone.

I cannot get over how badly the narrator pronounces so many normal English words, it gets quite silly at times. He say remet instead of remit. Just a very few examples out of soooo many, atrocious mis-speakings, is that even a word ?.

His ability with accents is, not good to say the least. Fyi, just speaking in a high pitch is not an Irish accent.

Would not listen to anything with this narrator again, sorry.

  • Last Horizon: Live

  • By: Daniel Schinhofen
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Last Horizon, the world's first fully immersive RPG, leaves beta and goes live! Rejoin David, Miriam, Will, and Lavender as they spend David's last few months trying to find happiness and joy within the world of Last Horizon and deal with those not content to let the friends enjoy their time together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, hard hitting and yet poinant.

  • By Voyager on 04-12-18

Great book, hard hitting and yet poinant.

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

No spoilers but Amazon require 15 words mininum before they allow me to put up the stars. Why csn't I just tick the stars.

  • Today’s Spacemage

  • Spacemage Chronicle Series, Book 2
  • By: Timothy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

Thorn is back! The guilty will be punished. The war they dismissed as nonsense is now raging. Jen needs Thorn. The military want Thorn. Thorn is older and wiser, and he doesn't care what anyone wants. He has a better hold on his growing power, or so he thinks. The war calls, but there is unfinished business to attend to on the way. Unanswered questions lead in strange directions, and a war for no reason, is only part of the mystery. But through everything, Thorn carries two themes. The guilty will be punished, and there will be peace! Yesterday was just the start. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well read and a good story

  • By Voyager on 25-11-18

Well read and a good story

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

Reviewed: 25-11-18

Main character is well OP but the story is fun. Clearly the aurhor likes a clean and tidy story with no loose ends. His own belief in good always coming through against bad is obvious in all of his books but that just helps you to get a feel good factor at the end.

Good story with lots of convolutions that show a well thought through and understood plan by the author even before he began to write each book. That or his mind just works that way.

Definately a hero / heroine story writer.

  • 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 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

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 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

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 kian 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 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

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 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

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 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

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.