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  • Priest of Bones

  • War for the Rose Throne, Book 1
  • Written by: Peter McLean
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

The war is over, and army priest Tomas Piety heads home with Sergeant Bloody Anne at his side. But things have changed while he was away: His crime empire has been stolen, and the people of Ellinburg - his people - have run out of food, hope, and places to hide. Tomas sets out to reclaim what was his with help from Anne, his brother, Jochan, and his new gang: the Pious Men. But when he finds himself dragged into a web of political intrigue once again, everything gets more complicated. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • it's okay

  • By Mike Matthews on 2019-08-10

it's okay

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

Reviewed: 2019-08-10

good performance but the story takes a long time to go not much of anywhere

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  • Wool

  • Silo, #1; Wool, #1-5
  • Written by: Hugh Howey
  • Narrated by: Amanda Sayle
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

In a ruined and toxic landscape, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them. Sheriff Holston, who has unwaveringly upheld the silo’s rules for years, unexpectedly breaks the greatest taboo of all: He asks to go outside.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sometimes a narrator makes or breaks

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-05-27

mostly Interesting story, so so narrator.

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

Reviewed: 2019-04-09

dragged on a bit, narrator sure let's you know who is a bad guy and who is trustworthy. story interesting most of the time.

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  • Paradise

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3
  • Written by: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 535
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 491
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488

While the crew of the starship Flying Dutchman have been trying to assure people that hostile aliens do not have access to Earth, the UN Expeditionary Force has been stranded on the planet they nicknamed "Paradise". The Flying Dutchman is headed back out on another mission, and the UN wants the ship to find out the status of the humans on Paradise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really good!

  • By Matt on 2018-01-15

More of the same from the last book, sigh...

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-29

unfortunately plot is pretty much the same from the last book. the the narrator is the only reason I got this book, and a vague interest in how the story would end. Alas most of the story is explaining how the new convoluted technology/plan will work unlike the last convoluted plan/technology. there is some good banter between characters but never a sense that things won't work out in the end.

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  • SpecOps

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 2
  • Written by: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346

Colonel Joe Bishop made a promise, and he's going to keep it: taking the captured alien starship Flying Dutchman back out. He doesn't agree when the UN decides to send almost 70 elite Special Operations troops, hotshot pilots, and scientists with him; the mission is a fool's errand he doesn't expect to ever return from. At least this time, the Earth is safe, right? Not so much.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Repetitive and dull

  • By Andrew on 2019-03-25

pretty good, to much explaining the "science"

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-10

narrator good, too much justifying the science and not enough story development. I want to know what happens but there are a lot of books....

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  • Kill the Farm Boy

  • The Tales of Pell Series, Book 1
  • Written by: Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28

A plucky farm boy will find more than he's bargained for on his quest to awaken the sleeping princess in her cursed tower. First there's the Dark Lord, who wishes for the boy's untimely death...and also very fine cheese. Then there's a bard without a song in her heart but with a very adorable and fuzzy tail, an assassin who fears not the night but is terrified of chickens, and a mighty fighter more frightened of her sword than of her chain-mail bikini. This journey will lead to sinister umlauts, a trash-talking goat, and the Dread Necromancer Steve....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • hilarious

  • By Paul on 2018-08-20

a bit too long, Narrator slightly too comical

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-27

lots of puns (mostly the same ones). some good parts but the story goes on for much longer then it needs too. the narrator is talented but plays it a bit too clownish. worth a listen on your free credit