Trish R.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-17-18

Great book and awesome narration..


OK, so I looked at some of the other blurbs on some of the 6 other books in this series only to find out that Mordred is still alive. I was so happy at the end of this book only to find out it was for nothing.

This book was about Nate, who lost his memory, and wasn’t really sure what he was and had all kinds of help finding out.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I MIGHT read the second one but I’m not sure I’ll go any further AND if I do go further I would definitely stop after book 5. I can’t listen to 5 books with the same narrator then have him changed with books 6 and 7. Not going to happen.

I really like Nate and Francis and Jenny, Anne, Ivy, Dani… Actually I liked all the MC’s except Mordred. God, he was an evil murderous bas**rd. I did like all the magic throughout the story, though.

There was sex in this book that was totally unnecessary and should have been fade-to-black, although it was only slightly descriptive it was still kind of stupid. Especially when the hero had sex with Holly then a day or so passes and he has sex with Jenny. Makes him look like a man-wh*re and if you want men and WOMEN to read your books and enjoy them don’t do that. Just sayin’

The F-bomb was used 76 times.

As to the narration: James Langton did a fantastic job on the voices and with his reading emotions.

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-18

OK read and great narration..

Hmmm… I’m not sure how I felt about this book. I guess it was okay. Maybe a little too much about weapons: missiles and grenades and huge spaceships and small fighters. And I wasn’t crazy about the fight between the military and the citizens of Detroit, and there never seemed to be a reason for the rebellion in the city either, unless it was for better food! And there were so many of those citizens killed. It wasn’t cool.

The fight between the military in space and the 80 foot tall aliens (Lankies they were called) was interesting but I doubt I’ll move forward with the series. I don’t think I can read 6 more books. I did read the First Colony series and loved the first 3 books but absolutely hated the last one so I’ll stop here with the Frontlines series.

Sex was mentioned but it was all off camera and the F-bomb was used 102 times, as it should be in a books as harrowing and life-threatening as these space operas are. But that’s just my opinion.

As to the narration: Luke Daniels was sooo much better with his narration of this than he was in the last book I listened to, Artifact. He was so animated in this book. His voices and emotions were awesome. I guess he liked this book better.

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-14-18

Barely OK for me. Both the book and the narration.

You could have cut 200 pages from this book and it would have been excellent. As it was there were 200 pages of Jack getting out of impossible situations, and then Jack and Selene getting out of impossible situations. It just went on and on and on. It got to the point that I just kept rolling my eyes and wondered if I was reading a superheroes book. Then Jack was shot in the chest and Samson took him to this ancient machine and it made Jack better than he was before. That happened at 72% so I was thinking it might get better since the bad guy, Marcus, had the same thing done to him. Then we’d have a superhero and a super-villain in the story-line so I was excited to see what happened. Yeah, no! The machine didn’t really do anything to Jack except make him better and Marcus got away at the end.

Oh, and it’s a good thing Selene had that tuning-fork with her or I don’t know how she would have swam that 100 miles. Really? 100? It couldn’t have been less so it would be more believable?

The things everyone said to themselves was pretty silly, too. Do authors really NOT ask themselves “does that sound right?” And don’t they know what sounds right and what sounds cheesy or just plain stupid.

There were so many things annoying about this book but overall I liked it well enough to finish it but that’s about it.

There’s no sex and no swearing.

As to the narration: I’ve listened to a few of Luke Daniels’ narrations and I enjoyed them immensely but not this one. For one thing I had to speed him up to 1.25 and for some reason he sounded bored through the whole book, no emotions at all.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-18

Great book and awesome narration..

Since I’ve been reading murder mysteries with no romance this book seemed full of it. However, it was a good story about weaponized anthrax and the people who were killed because they knew about it and could identify the bad guys. One of them was Cindy, a genius who came up with an antidote for it, and was killed just before he best friend, Pip West, showed up and found her dead in the lake by her house, and Pip’s belief that Cindy’s death was murder and not an accident, as the police and FBI were saying.

Our hero, Hunt Kincaid, was looking into the anthrax that was stolen from a lab but couldn’t tell Pip for fear it would get out and there would be a panic, Pip was a journalist, after all. So, he kept his secrets and over a week’s time the two fell in love. Yeah, a little too insta-love for me and a little to angsty at times, from both of them.

There was explicit sex in this and the F-bomb was used 39 times.

As to the narration: Eric G. Dove always gives a wonderful performance. He’s one of my top 5 favorite male narrators because he does such an awesome job on both the male and females voices and his emotions while reading.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-18

Awesome read and wonderful narration..

WOW! I loved this book. Trina was so sweet and unassuming, even though she was worth $350 million smack-a-roos. And Wade was great in his tremendous fame and being so down to earth. AND I loved Sasha. She was an invisibly terrific fighter and guardian.

This was a wonderful romance that didn’t depend on the romance to make it a good read. The mystery and suspense made the story (a lot of romance writers could take a lesson or two from Ms. Bybee, or Sandra Owens.)

This story was all about Ruslan, Trina’s father-in-law, trying to get to anyone and everyone Trina loved to get some papers Trina didn’t even know about and Ruslan was hoping to hold them hostage until Trina turned over the papers. Needless to say, it didn’t quite turn out the way that murderer had hoped for. It was a great read.

There was explicit sex and the F-bomb was used 7 times.

AS to the narration: Emma Wilder did a fantastic job on all the voices and any emotions called for.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-18

Not as good as the others but great narration.

I’ve read all of the Immortal Guardian books, twice, and even though this was good it would never be a favorite of mine. Stanislav’s book was ONLY a love story. Oh, there were battles but only with humans AND all the others: Seth, David, Marcus and Ami and little Adira, Darnell, Sheldon, Lizette, etc, were only in the story in the last chapter. No vampire hunting, no nothing. Except for the few bad guys there was no one in the book but Stanislav and Susan, with the exception of Alexei Mikhailov, Stanislov’s second, who showed up near the end of the book when he found out Stanislov was still alive, after 2 ½ years of being buried in a basement floor.

As good as it was it was still disappointing. I always look forward to everyone from all the other books showing up and them all going out to the college campus’s to hunt vamps that prey on college students who were heading home drunk or just out to late.

There was explicit sex and the F-bomb was used 22 times.

As to the narration: In every book you just knew who was talking without being told. Kirsten Potter gave everyone their own voice in the 1st book, Darkness Dawns, and the characters still have that same voice in book #8. She is simply amazing.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-18

Great read and listen..

Alright, there was a minute of cheesiness and a moment where I thought Jason told people too much about himself but overall I thought it was a great story. And I can’t even begin to tell you how many bad guys Jason killed, all while trying to figure out what was happening in this small town, only to find out it had to do with weaponizing anthrax.

This was filled with excitement, and a little bit of romance, and the F-bomb was used 61 times. And there were a couple of real surprises along the way.

This was a free read and free listen and as much as I enjoyed it I just can’t pay $7.49 each for the other 5 books in this series, not when there are other series' with 5 or 6 books that are free reads and free listens. When you live on a limited income you have to be careful how you spend your money, right? Fortunately, I got this one free on audible August 3rd and it’s now $7.49 for the audible. So, I guess my timing was good, huh? I love good timing!

As to the narration: Roger Wayne did a great job. His voices were spot on and his emotions when he read were awesome.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-18

Could have been better but GREAT narration..

I listened to 47% of this then zipped over to the last few chapters to see how it ended. I won't be reading anymore about Jake Lassiter because I'm tired of reading about his "brain damage" and his "CTE" and his mixtures of medicines and him sitting out in the park and "vaping" pot.
I want to read about the court cases not about his health problems caused by playing football. Time to kill him or make him better.

This could have been a decent book about a doctor accused of killing his wife but too much time was spent with Jake and his health and with Steve and Victoria wedding plans.

There was no sex and the F-bomb was used 10 times.

As to the narration: Luke Daniels is all that kept me listening as long as I did. He's one terrific narrator.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-18

Great book and awesome narration..

Soooo, I hated this story and I loved it. It was a great story of Karma. It will come back to bite you in the hind-end. AND I will admit that I hated it because it made me cry. It was so hard to read what Darren went through with all the guards and beatings and being stabbed so many times and the time he spent in the van during his “diesel therapy.” He went through a lot of brutal treatment in the 2 years he was in prison I’m surprised anyone could survive that. The write did a terrific job on this story.

A little romance and the F-bomb was used 27 times, which isn’t a lot in a prison story.

As to the narration: Nick Podehl did a wonderful job on the voices and his emotions. A wonderful job!

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-18

Barely okay book and bad narration..

I thought this would have our sniper kill a couple of mobsters for killing his wife and then he would be approached by the CIA but it just went on and on and they didn’t come to him until about 55% of the book. He knew the two guys involved with killing the wife but Dan just kept killing and robbing the mob. It did become boring after a while, but it did make the mob crazy.

Anyway, he never went to work for the CIA until the last page of the book. He and the CIA Handler only talked about it while he went on killing mobsters. I was a little disappointing. I wasn’t looking for a book where the hero just kept pecking at the mob throughout the story. I was looking for a CIA sniper.

So, there was no romance and the F-bomb was used 89 times.

As to the narration: Awful! Kevin Scollin cannot do a woman’s voice, it sounds just like a man TRYING to do a woman’s voice. AND so many men sounded like a doofus, and somehow I doubt that all mobsters sound like that. Think Barney Rubble and that’s what some the gangsters sounded like. And the women were worse. I could never listen to this narrator again. This is from 2018! Haven’t narrators learned anything yet? PRACTICE! AND learn how to pronounce things: PSUEDO is NOT pronounced sway-doh, for chrissakes.

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