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Andre Yelle

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  • Lost Boy

  • The True Story of Captain Hook
  • Written by: Christina Henry
  • Narrated by: Samuel Roukin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

On an island lives a boy called Peter and his band of merry lost boys, young forever. That is unless they get sick or killed by pirates or eaten by crocodiles or unless - inexplicably - they grow old. For some of them do grow old, and nobody knows why. One of these boys is called Jamie, and he was the first boy that Peter ever brought to the island. Jamie's lived there for longer than he can remember, and it's not all fun and games.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely amazing story and performance.

  • By Andre Yelle on 2019-03-31

Absolutely amazing story and performance.

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

Reviewed: 2019-03-31

The story starts out so tame and carefree showing us the wonderful world of Peter Pan. The beauty of the story is that there is no single moment where you feel the characters grow up, they just start to feel older and older. Lockstep with the story Samuel Roukin deepens the voices of the children after each traumatic moment. Looking back at the end of the book I can’t point to a single defining moment why but, the character of Captain Hook becomes deeply relatable.

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  • Super Sales on Super Heroes

  • Super Sales on Super Heroes, Book 3
  • Written by: William D. Arand
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Felix would like nothing more than to take a vacation. A long one. One where he didn’t have to wake up every morning and worry over casualty lists for the day. Ever since he and the Legion had been forced to flee their headquarters four years previous, nothing had gone quite right. In fact, Felix and the Legion have been locked in a shadow war with enemies unknown. Ones with magic that could carve through their technology easily.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator nailed it!!

  • By Jordan on 2019-02-01

Getting weird

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-12

This is the one that starts to get too weird. The other two were very silly but still grounded to some sort of reality. This one goes off the rails and dumps any of the plot or story from the first two

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  • Mavericks

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 6
  • Written by: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369

The remnants of the Expeditionary Force stranded on the alien-controlled planet "Paradise" get a chance to prove themselves, in a simple off-world training mission with a ship full of teenage alien cadets. When the mission goes horribly wrong and the survival of everyone on Paradise is at risk, the Merry Band of Pirates may have to come to the rescue. Unless they get killed first.... 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but heavy lack of the Merry Band of Pirates

  • By Scott on 2018-10-22

The breath of fresh air the series needed

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

Reviewed: 2018-10-14

As much as I love the story of Skippy and Joe I had started to feel that the story was getting stale. This book brought a whole new dimension to the universe and pushed some new characters to the fore front. I feel that as we meet new aliens and new worlds the story will have a lot more substance going forward.

  • Trouble on Paradise

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3.5
  • Written by: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152

While the crew of the UN Expeditionary Force's pirate starship Flying Dutchman are enjoying a luxury vacation cruise (not!), UNEF troops are still stranded on an alien-controlled planet. Major Emily Perkins and her team are busy picking up the pieces, and it's not easy, because there is trouble on Paradise....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was a great side story to the overall saga.

  • By Duncan on 2018-01-09

Great little side story

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

Reviewed: 2018-10-04

The story and performance were both amazing. I just wish the price was a little more reasonable.

  • James Moriarty, Consulting Criminal

  • Written by: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

His razor-sharp intellect, uncanny powers of deduction, and knowledge of the criminal underground are legendary throughout London. He solves cases with the able assistance of his close friend and confidant. And, one day, he will become the arch enemy of Sherlock Holmes. Meet Professor James Moriarty - consulting criminal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A bit short but very good.

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-08-21

Nice to see things from the other side

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-13

This short story was a lot of fun to listen to as it gave a new look on the world of Sherlock Holmes. Moriarty comes across as a hero and we can't help but root for him despite knowing that he is a bad person. I feel like it would have been nice if it were a little longer and there was a little bit more interaction with other known characters. I would have also liked for there to have been a way that the three stories could have been a bit more connected. #Audible1

  • The Vital Abyss

  • An Expanse Novella
  • Written by: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Somewhere in the vast expanse of space, a group of prisoners lives in permanent captivity. The only company they have is each other and the Belters who guard them. The only stories they know are the triumphs and crimes that brought them there. The only future they see is an empty life in an enormous room.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Skipable

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-09-19

Weakest of the novellas

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

Reviewed: 2018-05-14

I felt that nothing happened in this story. From the high action of the other books and time spent with characters I have grown to love this was boring. It was the life story of a character I don’t care about. You can easily skip this book and not miss out on anything.

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  • The Extinction Cycle Boxed Set

  • Extinction Horizon, Extinction Edge, and Extinction Age (The Extinction Cycle, Books 1 - 3)
  • Written by: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 25 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

The worst of nature and the worst of science will bring the human race to the brink of extinction. Master Sergeant Reed Beckham has led his Delta Force team, code named Ghost, through every kind of hell imaginable and never lost a man. When a top secret medical corps research facility goes dark, Team Ghost is called in to face their deadliest enemy yet - a variant strain of Ebola that turns men into monsters.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining story, terrible narration.

  • By Logan Royer on 2019-03-01

A good story but poor performance.

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

Reviewed: 2018-04-10

I enjoyed the story but I found the reading was the weakest part. Bronson made the characters sound like sour wimps and his female voices make them sound weak even in moments of great courage.

  • Dungeon Born

  • Divine Dungeon Series, Book 1
  • Written by: Dakota Krout
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

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.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't finish

  • By Neil on 2019-03-22

Need better character names

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

Reviewed: 2018-03-29

Good book and story. I just got annoyed about all the generic names for the characters. I thought it was a joke at the start but after a while it erodes the immersion

  • 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 518
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473

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

Great performance story sounds like a loop

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

Reviewed: 2018-03-04

I love this story and the characters but I am starting to feel like there is a bit of a predictable loop going on:

Problem > it’s unsolvable > Joe has a monkey brain idea > Skippy hates life > it works with a minor > problem.

I feel that the story is going in a good direction and there is a lot of character growth for most of the human characters. I would like to see more character growth from Skippy, I feel that he is becoming a little stagnant and predictable. *spoiler* I got excited when he showed a murderous rage side of him at the end and I felt that would would see a bit of Skippy back story but that fizzeled out quickly without much acknowledgement from the humans.

All said this was a great story but the next book risks jumping the shark if we don’t get some answers and see some growth or change form Skippy.

  • Rendezvous with Rama

  • Written by: Sir Arthur C. Clarke
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim, Robert J. Sawyer - introduction
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

At first, only a few things are known about the celestial object that astronomers dub Rama. It is huge, weighing more than ten trillion tons. And it is hurtling through the solar system at inconceivable speed. Then a space probe confirms the unthinkable: Rama is no natural object. It is, incredibly, an interstellar spacecraft. Space explorers and planet-bound scientists alike prepare for mankind's first encounter with alien intelligence.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Very poor narrator

  • By Alessandro Filiputti on 2017-12-11

Great story but the narrator is monotone

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

Reviewed: 2018-02-21

I enjoyed the story but the narrator is so monotone and so slow that I had to stop listening because I found it too boring. I came back a few months later and enjoyed the story a lot more when I bumped the speed up to 1.5x and the story actually seemed to move forward.