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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-18

Great Western

I really enjoyed this first short story in the Tombstone Jack series. It definitely reminded me of the old westerns I use to watch with my Gran. Jack Coltrane is a cool character; he is a fast drawing, unshakable bounty hunter with a strong sense of right and wrong. You get little hints of his past, that endear you to him and make you want to know about him. I also enjoyed Bert and his too big hat. The narrator suited the perfectly, he really brought the feel of the wild west to the story and the deep, calm voice he used for jack was perfect. It’s a great cowboy story with gun fights, bad guys and lots of action. I look forward to hearing more of Jack’s adventures.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-18

Great set of stories

This fascination set of short stories shows just how brilliant the female science fiction authors of the 1930’s – 1950’s were. These stories are full of surprises and they were well ahead of their time. The narrator did a great job with all the stories, bringing each to life and creating tension and showing emotion in all the right places. This is an entertaining set of stories and a great glimpse into the minds of female authors of the past.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-18

Action packed story

I enjoyed this exciting fight for freedom that takes place both on planets and in space. Even though this is the third book in a series, I had no problems following the story and I had not read the previous book. The fast pace, complexity of the plot and the appealing characters (I especially Marick and Alicia,) coupled with epic battles both on land and in space, alien technology, super soldiers, romance and suspense and this story definitely keeps your attention. The narrator of the audiobook fit the story well. His deep baritone voice suited the male characters well and yet he still managed to make the female voices believable too. This is a thrilling story with a satisfying end and there is also room to have future stories in this world.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-16-18

Great cozy mystery

I really enjoyed this entertaining story in the Viola Robert's Cozy Mysteries Series. Viola once again attracts trouble and a simple weekend away brings poison-pen letters and death threats. Her sleuthing tendencies go into overdrive as she tries to find the vile letter writer, solve a murder and cope with prejudice. The narrator of the audiobook again did an excellent job of showing the humor and really bring the characters to life. Her pace was just right and the voices are consistent from book to book. This story has a great plot, lots of humor and an unexpected twist. I especially love how each book can be read as a stand-alone but at the same time the characters lives build in depth with each new story.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-16-18

Pulp fiction at its best

Another great installment in the Brother Bones series. Individual stories that mesh together to give a you colourful, comic book world with great characters you can not help but love. Brother Bones is an unusual hero; a resurrected gangster who is slowly decaying and is guided in his crime fighting by the spirit of a young girl he had killed. With revenge seeking mob bosses, evil doctors and mutated henchmen; Cape Noire is a port town where crime seems to thrive. Brother Bones, with the help of a blackjack dealer and his vampire girlfriend, deals with criminals in his own unique way. The narrator suits this story to a tee. The voices and intonation he uses, paired with the authors descriptive writing, creates movie like images in your mind and brings the story to life. This is pulp fiction at its best

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-18

Quick, entertaining story

Not a bad litRPG story but nothing new either. It has lots of action and some game mechanics are there, but the characters seem to fall a little flat and didn’t have much depth. It also seemed strange that once the main character died, he and the other characters in the world still remembered his previous character status and stats (more like loosing a job, rather than dying). In a world where no one really dies, it’s hard to become invested in a character’s survival when you know they will be respawned with all their past memories and get to go on more adventures. The nature of the game world is not really well defined either; is it a parallel world or another planet, are the other characters players from planets other than Earth, scripted NPC’s or native to that world? He encounters people who have met others from Earth but never explores where the characters he is talking to are from. This is the first in a series though, so maybe all the answers will be in future books. The narrator did a good job with the story and I especially liked the voice he did for the snake guy. His pace fit well and he was easy to listen to. Overall, I think this is a quick, entertaining story in a world that has potential.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-18

Sci-Fi, battles and mythology

An interesting first book in the series. It is flowing over with battles, both in space and on the ground; giving you a mix of sci-fi, Greek and Persian battle tactics and mythology. From spider like alien machines to Minotaur’s and futuristic space ships, this story has them all. It did take me a little time to get into the story and work out who was who in the beginning, but the unique voices the narrator used in the audiobook helped with this greatly. The character grew on you as the story progresses and you want them to survive the mess that had become their world. The political intrigue, relationships formed and the fast action battles kept you entertained and the well-chosen narrator made the book more enjoyable.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-18

Fun, action packed story

I loved this 3rd book in the Ghost Squadron series. The character growth is amazing in this story and I love the new character. Lots of action, humor, suspense, twists and thrills keep you glued to the page and the narrator does a good job of bringing the story to life. You do need to read these books in order or you will not get the full impact of some parts of this book. It’s a fast action story with great characters that leaves you wanting the next in the series.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-29-18

Entertaining story

I enjoyed this bit of a different take on Loki, Thor and Odin. The meshing of modern day, Norse mythology and fantasy is well done and very entertaining. Your heart breaks for the losses Loki has endured and you can see why he acts as he does. His intrusion into the modern world and Amy’s life is an eye opener for her and also the beginning of an intruding adventure. The narrator did a good job of both the male and female voices and I had no problem distinguishing who was who. This story has some good battles, intrigue, tension and humor. I look forward to reading the next in the series.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-26-18

Thrilling story

This is an exciting continuation of the Casters of Syndrial series, but don’t worry if you haven’t listened to the first two books as you will still be able to follow the story because the author recaps the prior books well. Writer and Painter are great characters, they compliment each other perfectly and you can’t help but like them. Their relationship grows and they learn to work together better as they strive to help save their world from an apocalyptic event that they cannot resolve alone. With an untrained power, uncooperative gods, revelations, trials and dangers, this story is exciting and has lots of action. The narrator did a great job with the whole series, creating tension in all the right places but also showing the humor in the story very well. His voices are consistent from book to book, making the characters easily recognizable and giving them individual voices. I really enjoyed the repartee, the relationships, magic, dangers and intrigue in this entertaining story.

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