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Mr. A. J. Gallagher

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  • The Valens Legacy

  • By: Jan Stryvant
  • Narrated by: Leland King
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

In his junior year at college, the only things on Sean's mind are doing his homework and getting out of college to get a real job. A gamer and a bit of a nerd, Sean's philosophy in life has been to keep his head down and get his work done. But when a failed kidnapping attempt leaves him with a gaping hole in his memory, his oldest friend dead, and his mother missing, Sean suddenly finds his whole world turned upside down as he's thrust into the hidden world of magic and the supernatural.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Creative

  • By Noah R. on 22-10-18

Funny Book

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

Reviewed: 21-08-18

The sex could take more of a back seat and this would be even better.

  • Rescue

  • Adventures on Terra, Book 3
  • By: R. A. Mejia
  • Narrated by: Jill Smith
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Armon Ellington died on Earth and was transported to Terra, a world governed by rules eerily similar to the RPG games he loved. In addition to finding a way to become more powerful, he also found the friends and family he’d always longed for. Unfortunately, he also discovered the pain of losing them. Now, Armon finally has the information he’s been searching for. He knows where the kidnapped kobolds that the Imperare took are. A city deep in the heart of the Imperare Empire and a place renowned for its gladiatorial arenas.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • enjoyable but some annoying traits

  • By Gary on 17-08-18

Badly Needs an editor

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

Reviewed: 16-08-18

I sort of like the story but both the story and performance need an editor to go at it with a butcher's knife.

From a performance standpoint there are a lot of gaps between dialogue which ruins the flow. There are moments where lines are repeated. There are moments when the narrator has to clear her throat. This should all be edited out. I like her narration, she's got a lovely voice. Just not the best quality control.

The story could do with a number of cuts, such as reducing the references. I tend to chuckle at the initial reference, but then the story keeps talking about it. Also, I know it's a LITRPG, but the damage notifications could be vastly simplified to improve fight flows. I'm looking at you magic missile.

  • Knights Magi

  • The Spellmonger Series, Book 4
  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381

When the Magelord Minalan, the Spellmonger's two apprentices, Tyndal and Rondal, were knighted after the battle of Timberwatch, they were dubbed Knights Magi: a new class of nobility for distinguished High Magi. Designed to combine the pursuit of arcane knowledge with the noble aspirations of chivalry, it elevated them above common warmage...in theory. The problem was they had no idea how to be a Knight Mage...because no one had ever been one before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic.

  • By Chris G. on 29-10-18

another great part

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

Reviewed: 16-07-18

However I wish the boys got over their issues faster. but it paid off, if slightly predictably.

  • Against the Unweaving: Shader

  • First Trilogy, Volume 1
  • By: D P Prior
  • Narrated by: Bob Neufeld
  • Length: 41 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13

Plague strikes the city of Sarum, and the dead rise from their graves. The liche, Dr. Cadman, has discovered a long-hidden artifact and perverted its power for his own selfish ends. But an ancient evil from beyond the stars is drawn by its use and turns hungry eyes upon the Earth. These are the times of Unweaving, the times Deacon Shader has been prepared for since the day he was born. A man of prayer, deeply troubled by a contradictory faith, he is also the deadliest warrior of his generation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hu? who and the what now?

  • By Magic Inc. on 20-02-17

May be harsh starring.

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

Reviewed: 22-05-18

This may be harsh starring, but I dropped this set, and that isn't standard practice for myself.

I'm not massivley sure why I didn't gel well with the book, however I think it may have simply jumped around a bit to much and I didn't get a liking for any of the characters.

  • Perilous Waif

  • Alice Long, Book 1
  • By: E. William Brown
  • Narrated by: Mare Trevathan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

My name is Alice Long, and I've always known I was different. When I was little I used to climb up to the highest branches of the housetree at night, and watch the starships docking at the orbital stations high above. Forty meters off the ground, watching ships 30,000 kilometers overhead, with senses that could pick out radar pings and comm chatter as easily as the ships themselves. It all seemed perfectly natural at the time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly enjoyable. Great narrator.

  • By Crackdown on 27-10-17

Fantastic Story - Can't wait for book 2

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

Reviewed: 22-05-18

My only real negative is book 2 isn't out yet.

Oh, and if twists are important to you, the big reveal is signposted miles away so don't come for any of that. Just come for a well though out universe and story.

  • Old Man's War

  • Old Man's War, Book 1
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471

At 75 years old, John Perry is after a fresh start - so, naturally, he joins the army. Earth's military machine can transform elderly recruits, restoring their lost youth. But in return, its Colonial Defence Force demands two years of hazardous service in space. This is how Perry finds himself in a new body crafted from his original DNA. A genetically enhanced and upgraded new body, ready for battle. But upgrades alone won't keep Perry safe. He'll be fighting for his life on the front line as he defends humanity's colonies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Naration

  • By Ben G on 27-11-17

Felt Rushed

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

Reviewed: 27-04-18

The books pacing was really bad. It felt like a list of events the author could have slowed the pace and given colour to his universe. It was rather disappointing. The conversations were one big pile of "I said, she saids" with the occasional "asked" I don't require a different descriptor for every time describing who you say something, but break it up abit... I think the narrator probably lost all meaning to the word "said" after the amount they must have used it.

  • Dungeon Born

  • Divine Dungeon Series, Book 1
  • By: Dakota Krout
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340

For eons, conquering dungeons has been the most efficient way to become a strong adventurer. Although not everything is as straightforward as it seems. Several questions have always plagued the minds of those who enter these mythical places of power: why are there so many monsters? Where do the amazing weaponry and heavy gold coins come from? Why does the very air fill with life-giving energies? Cal has all of the answers to these age-old questions, for a very simple reason. He is a Dungeon Heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By Dan Wright on 05-05-17

An Easy enjoyable ride

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

Reviewed: 20-02-18

Well I blasted through tgat in 2 sittings. which is very fast for me. Nice easy story with a few good laughs.

  • All These Worlds

  • Bobiverse, Book 3
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,145
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,911
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,894

Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mistake was made and corrected

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-08-17

Neatly Tied Up

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

Reviewed: 29-11-17

A nice trilogy. No big surprises but a delightful story. You can follow the logic and relate to a lot of the feelings. Even if you're not a self replicating AI.

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  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,716
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,331

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An unexpected gem

  • By Andrew on 29-01-17

Funny but not too goofy.

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

Reviewed: 15-11-17

I like the science, I like the story and you've got to enjoy spotting a bunch of references though some are easier with a little flag waving saying look at me.

Overall good story. Already picked up book 2.

  • The Cycle of Arawn

  • The Complete Trilogy
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 65 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 862
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 806

The White Tree (Book 1): In Mallon, the dark magic of the nether has been banned for centuries. Its users have been driven out or killed. Its secrets lost. But the holy book of the nethermancers has just been found by a boy named Dante. As he works to unlock the book's power, he's attacked in the street. The nethermancers aren't gone—and they want their book back. Caught between death cultists and the law, Dante fights for his life, aided by his growing skills and a brash bodyguard named Blays. Together, they're drawn into a centuries-old conflict that brings Mallon to the brink of civil war. Surviving won't be easy. But if they make it out alive, they'll step down the path to becoming two of the greatest warriors the world has ever known.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good potential, poorly executed.

  • By Robyn on 21-02-16

A bit meandering but enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 29-09-17

Nice story overall. The narration quality could have been polished but not a bad narrator.

Occasionally bogged down in the details but the action sections made it worth getting through these bits.