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  • Once upon a Wolf

  • The Wayward Wolves Series, Book 1
  • By: Rhys Ford
  • Narrated by: Derrick McClain
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

Loving a werewolf - loving Gibson with all his secrets - has its challenges, but Zach believes their love is worth fighting for, especially since his heart knows the big, bad wolf is really a prince in disguise. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Awful

  • By Aaron W on 29-10-18

OK but could have been bettrer

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

Reviewed: 20-05-18

Not the best book from Rhys Ford as it drags and never really finds it flow. Shame really as it could have been so much better.

  • The Persistence of Memory

  • Mnevermind Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Jordan Castillo Price
  • Narrated by: Seth Clayton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

While forgetting your problems won't solve them, it does seem like it would make life a heck of a lot easier. Daniel thought so once. Now he knows better. He and Big Dan have always been close, which makes it all the more difficult to break the daily news: the last five years were nothing like his father remembers.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Deliciously creepy

  • By Jensen on 20-11-16

Another great story from Jordan Castillo Price

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

Reviewed: 16-11-16

Can't wait to see what happens next as it has all the makings of another JCP book set which I will become hooked on.

  • The Starving Years: MMM Dystopian Romance

  • By: Jordan Castillo Price
  • Narrated by: Gomez Pugh
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

In 1960, a superfood was invented that made starvation a thing of the past. Manna, the cheaply manufactured staple food, is now as ubiquitous as salt in the world's cupboards, pantries and larders. Nelson Oliver knows plenty about manna. He's a food scientist–according to his diploma, that is. Lately, he's been running the register at the local video rental dive to scrape together the cash for his outrageously priced migraine medication.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Needs to be a movie

  • By Mandy ryder on 12-09-16

ok but not as good as the Psycop books

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

Reviewed: 19-07-16

Real rating 2.5 but have rounded up. I really hated Tim, he was like a wet blanket.

  • Glen & Tyler's High Seas Hijinks

  • Glen & Tyler Adventures, Book 4
  • By: JB Sanders
  • Narrated by: Brian Rollins
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

Let's be honest. Glen & Tyler go on vacation the same way the US Navy deploys: with much fanfare and crowds throwing streamers. Despite the pirates, smugglers, and the usual criminal crowd, this tale has hot men, Chemin de fer, and some nice beach scenes. Come for the pirates, stay for the tight swimsuits. Oh, and rum. Lots of rum.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • More of the same...

  • By Paul Maxwell on 17-04-16

More of the same...

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

Reviewed: 17-04-16

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Once again Tyler comes off as smug and insufferable, and the plot lurches from one contrived scene to another. If the author could add more depth to the characters and add some genuine suspense, these books could have been so much better.

  • Family of Lies: Sebastian

  • By: Sam Argent
  • Narrated by: Cornell Collins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Sebastian Orwell did the only thing a smart wizard could do when he stumbled upon the wounded Crown Prince: He healed him and dumped him in a tavern where he could continue not being Sebastian's problem. Unfortunately, the prince isn't content with being alive, and he hunts Sebastian down to thank him personally. Not only is Sebastian stuck with the prince's unwanted affections, but he's also confronted by growing evidence linking the assassination attempt to someone from his father's past.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, terrible narrator

  • By Geraldine on 24-02-16

The story needs more work

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

Reviewed: 15-03-16

There are a number of issues that this book suffers from and the poor world building and number of very similar characters have to be the weakest points. This could have been better.