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  • The Event

  • Written by: Nathan Hystad
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

Cities all around the world reported strange alien vessels descending. Some saw them as the heralds of a new age; others fired everything they had at them. All were taken as the beams lashed down and drew them into the sky. Dean was left behind, seemingly the last man on Earth. A trail of clues left by his dead wife guides Dean on a perilous journey across America and beyond to learn the truth behind the mysterious ships and save humanity from its doom.   

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Kinda cool premise...poorly executed

  • By Langer on 2019-02-23

I wasn’t sure, but the description swayed me

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-15

So here I was furiously looking for one of the ‘next’ books from one of my favourite authors and of course noooone of them have released new books, so I decided I would try something new, you know just because I have nothing better to do, the usual story. Anyways I decided on this book as the description arose my curiosity, and I must say I was very happy with this book, so much so I completely forgot about the aforementioned authors with no new books to release. Now that im done this one I will be moving onto the next and if all goes good with the next book I will be adding this author to my family of core writing people I enjoy.

Go ahead and pick this hidden gem up, or I guess put your ear buds in or head phones on, because lets face it, who on gods green earth has the time to actually sit down and read a book these days, since were all in a hurry to do nothing you may as well do something while doing nothing and give this book a try.

Regards,

From an amateur who thinks he’s a amateur

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 14

  • Written by: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, engaging and speckles of hilarity!

  • By SenojP on 2018-06-16

Terrible

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-14

Started out great, then jumped off the stupid tree and hit every branch on the way down, once down, preceded to fall the stupid tree on ones self. If that sounds like your idea of a good book then enjoy.

My review matches the stupidity of this book.

  • Kingdoms and Chaos

  • King's Dark Tidings, Book 4
  • Written by: Kel Kade
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

The future of the Ashaiian haven, the newly founded Kingdom of Cael, is anything but secured. Rezkin must seek recognition from the King of Gendishen if his people are to maintain possession of their island home and the enchanted secret it contains. In an unexpected twist, events overtake Rezkin, and he is thrust into a frustrating adventure to seek a worthless prize. He finds that his carefully constructed reputation as an indomitable foe has consequences as others seek to use his strengths for their own gain. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By Jeremy Neff on 2019-03-10

Its okay. Hopefully the next book is better

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-07

Well, The Frisha character has gone from okay to cringe worthy, I was never really a fan of how she was written and now the direction the author has taken her is very much cringe worthy, to the point where I had to skip past the parts with her in it. There is a lot going on in this series and unfortunately Frisha is a big part of whats going on, I do hope the author can move past her onto better characters or write her out all together. If not I will be cutting this series from my list.

Overall this book and the others in the series are a good read “listen” but the Frisha character may start to ruin the series as she has for me. Good luck

The narrator is a rockstar as usual

  • Fatemarked

  • The Fatemarked Epic, Book 1
  • Written by: David Estes
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

They are the fatemarked. Misunderstood. Worshipped. Hated. Murdered at birth. Their time to step into the light has come. An ancient prophecy foretold their coming, the chosen few who will bring peace to a land embroiled in a century of mistrust and war. When kings start dying, that hope and belief swiftly turns to fear. Roan Loren is one of the fatemarked, but has hidden his mark of power his entire life, fearing the damage it might cause to those around him. A great evil is coming. He can't hide anymore.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Started out interesting but...

  • By Doug Ross on 2018-10-12

Started out interesting but...

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

Reviewed: 2018-10-12

Where to start... Well ill keep this short and focus on the few main reasons why I am returning this book.

Firstly I want to say the Narrator does a fantastic jobs, that’s probably why I was able to make it through this book.

Overall this story just feels flat, linear and boring , I honestly could care less about any of the characters. I will say the author did a pretty good job at keeping things organized as he switches from character to character.

The story does get somewhat interesting but ends up becoming very predictable and resulted in me loosing intery.

The characters in this book are the worst. To name a few such as a self loathing northern princess with a big brooding escort... and don’t get me started on the homosexual relationship between the annoying life marked and stupid prince. I like a good relationship in a book but this one is so cliche.
Or how about the Princess who gives up her virtue only to become scorned and seek revenge only to still love the man she ended up hating and then screwing over.....And wait.....that man who gets screwed over pretends not to still like her only to end up thinking about her non stop....

Final verdict..... this author and series are not for me, I generally don’t gets refunds but this book is a special case. Try this book or not, you can always get a refund

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Land: Alliances: A LitRPG Saga

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 3
  • Written by: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

Richter and Sion are in a fight for their very lives. Their enemies are circling, and the powers they have awakened are barely under their control. Death and war are on their doorstep, but they have a simple message for the enemies of the Mist Village. "Kiss your loved ones goodbye. The Mist will claim you." A wonderful blend of humor and adventure, The Land: Alliances will transport you to the world of your dreams...and your nightmares.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • not bad

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-12-27

One of my favourite book series on audible

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-13

Another smashing success, all of these books are my favourite in the series and the narrator Nick Podel is the best on Audible imo.

If you want a great escape from reality for a bit Id highly recommended this book and entire series

BTW #Audible1

  • The Wise Man's Fear

  • (Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2)
  • Written by: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 42 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 795
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 744
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 746

"My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Andrew Bishop on 2019-03-08

Good Story..But Dena!!!

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

Reviewed: 2018-08-11

Overall the story was enjoyable and the ending was interesting but there is one significant flaw I do not care for. Dena is the flaw to this story. Im not entirely sure why the author has chosen to write Dena in this way, I am at the point now where I skip through the parts of the book that include Dena as anything to do with Dena breaks the immersion for me, I do understand this tale is supposed to be a tragedy but the way Dena is written reminds me of a stupid girl running from bed to bed, it doesn’t fit the overall feel of the story and unfortunately Dena is a major part of the story plot so I will not continue with book 3 when it comes out.

Its too bad as this story has a lot going for it but Dena is a deal breaker for me.

By the was Nick is one of the best narrators on audible, he always does a fantastic job.

  • Hell Divers III: Deliverance

  • The Hell Divers series, Book 3
  • Written by: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

Left for dead on the nightmarish surface of the planet, Commander Michael Everhart and his team of Hell Divers barely escape with their lives aboard a new airship called Deliverance. After learning that Xavier "X" Rodriguez may still be alive, they mount a rescue mission for the long-lost hero. In the skies, the Hive is falling apart, but Captain Jordan is more determined than ever to keep humanity in their outdated lifeboat. He will do whatever it takes to keep the ship in the air - even murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining series

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-07-25

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 2018-06-29

This was just amazing, I love this series, its a masterpiece

This book was a great follow up on the previous two book and the ending was definitely unexpected, I had some sleepless nights because of this book

X is the definition of a tough die hard SOB

  • Zero Hour

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 5
  • Written by: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 446
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443

United Nations Special Operations Command sent an elite expeditionary force of soldiers and pilots out on a simple recon mission, and somehow along the way they sparked an alien civil war. Now the not-at-all-merry band of pirates is in desperate trouble, again. Their stolen alien starship is falling apart, thousands of light years from home. The ancient alien AI they nicknamed Skippy is apparently dead, and even if they can by some miracle revive him, he might never be the same.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • once again a great listen

  • By Kevin on 2018-02-14

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 2018-06-29

Another hit here people. This is one of the best series on audible along with chaos seeds.

I listen to the entire series from the start every time I buy a new book

  • The Land: Raiders: A LitRPG Saga

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 6
  • Written by: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 165

The time of hiding has passed. The Mist Village will make itself known. Goblins have invaded Richter’s lands. Though the first incursion has been defeated, the anger of Chaos Seed remains. Those who challenge Richter’s power will learn there is a reason all creatures fear the mist.... It is the home of monsters. For the first time, Richter takes the battle to his enemies. He will live up to his name, and the very Land will shake with this power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best one yet

  • By adam on 2018-12-06

It was so good I have no idea where to start

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

Reviewed: 2018-06-29

This entire series is just bloody amazing, I cant put into words how much I enjoy this series. Every time a new book comes out I listen to the entire series before I start the new book. I hope this series never ends.

Trust me you will not regret your purchase of this or any other book in this series

  • Arisen Omnibus Edition: Books 1-3

  • Written by: Michael Stephen Fuchs, Glynn James
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

When the Zombie Apocalypse came, one country had shut down its borders in response to a major terrorist attack. Now Fortress Britain is the last bastion of the living - with 50 million beleaguered survivors facing down a world of seven billion animated corpses. And one international team of elite special operators - supremely trained and armed, always the most skilled, resolved, and unstoppable amongst us - are humanity's last best hope for survival....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable but books are short for the price.

  • By Mr P J Hill on 2018-07-06

Great book

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

Reviewed: 2017-10-25

This will be short and to the point.

I love this series so far. The narrator is a rock star, great quality narration.

Buy this book and you will not be disappointed, if you are then there is no hope for you haha.