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  • The Avatar’s Flames

  • Through the Fire, Book 1
  • By: Benjamin Medrano
  • Narrated by: Ruth Urquhart
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

Talented in magic, the young elven woman Ruethwyn didn't fit in in her hometown but was scheduled to attend the most renowned academy of magic in the kingdom and was even building up the courage to confess her love in the hope it might be returned. That all ended in a dragon's fire. Resvarygrath the Gilded destroyed Ruethwyn's village, killed her parents and teacher, and stole away the young women of the village. Maimed by the dragon's flames, Ruethwyn was spared by a curious dark elf who gave her a chance; she had two years to rescue her beloved or risk losing her forever. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Listen

  • By Embrakh on 29-12-2018

Fun Listen

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

Reviewed: 29-12-2018

The author finally replaced the old narrator with one capable of doing male voices well. Which is very nice. The writing is an improvement over his previous books, albeit character communication and motivations can feel artificial and stiff at times.

Overall, an enjoyable listen. I look forward to the next audiobook.

  • The Games of Supervillainy

  • The Supervillainy Saga Book 2
  • By: C. T. Phipps
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Get ready for the action-packed follow up to The Rules of Supervillainy. This time with zombies, zombified heroes and villains, cults, magic, super-science, a dragon, a giant Nazi robot, a Greek demigod, and so much more! Gary and Cloak have returned from the supervillain prison on the moon only to discover the city he plans to conquer and rule with an iron fist has been overrun with the living dead.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Merciless, the "Anarcho-Feminist".

  • By Embrakh on 06-08-2018

Merciless, the "Anarcho-Feminist".

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

Reviewed: 06-08-2018

Read if you enjoy political rants and forgettable characters.

The first book was decent. However this book has little charm.
Characters are forgettable, the plot is average and the antagonists were two-dimensional.

Overall, there are worse books out there. There are also much better books.
I'd recommend reading something else. The story and characters just didn't do it for me.

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  • The Destroyer

  • The Destroyer, Book 1
  • By: Michael-Scott Earle
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

After untold centuries of absence, the evil Ancients have returned. Their magic appears unstoppable and their hunger for conquest is insatiable. To protect the country of Nia, Duchess Nadea and Scholar Paug make a desperate journey to find a human legend: a man known to have destroyed these Ancient foes with a powerful army. But legends can lie. When Paug and Nadea revive their hero from sleep, his virtue is far from clear. Is he really their savior or their destroyer?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ok story; bad performance

  • By Richard on 19-05-2018

Stupid Cliffhanger, Too Much Sex.

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

Reviewed: 30-07-2018

The story slowly degrades in quality as our powerful protagonist tries to sleep with everything female and has Vietnam flashbacks every couple of pages. Honestly, the story wasn't that bad. It would have just been preferable if the author didn't pad the book with so much crap to try force a terrible cliffhanger. The character's unfortunately weren't that memorable either.

Personally, I'd try something else. The quality never exceeds the first few chapters, so give them a listen and return it if you're not hooked in the first hour or so (best part of the book).

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  • Ancient Ruins

  • Ancient Dreams, Book 1
  • By: Benjamin Medrano
  • Narrated by: Gabriella Cavallero
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

Sistina awakened after millennia of dormancy, her memories in tatters and born anew. Residing in the ruins of an ancient city, she finds herself drawn into a war between two elven nations and the slaver kingdom of Kelvanis when she rescues a princess from slavery. With her domain containing hints of forgotten knowledge, Sistina becomes a dungeon, stronghold, and source of hope all at once. And perhaps, just perhaps, she could finally find love in her new life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story of a Dungeon.

  • By Embrakh on 27-06-2018

Great Story of a Dungeon.

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

Reviewed: 27-06-2018

I purchased the book because I liked the author's 'Lilith's Shadow' book series. However, I found this book to be of a much higher quality. My only complaint is the narrator's inability to present distinct characters. Although, that may have been in part because of the writing itself.

Overall the narrator is talented and the book is very enjoyable.
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  • Dungeon Lord: Otherworldly Powers

  • The Wraith's Haunt, Book 2
  • By: Hugo Huesca
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays, Annie Ellicott
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 34

Only a few weeks have passed since the Battle of Burrova, and Edward and his friends are busier than ever improving the Haunt and protecting the surviving villagers. Sadly, time is a scarce commodity in the world of Ivalis. Soon enough, Ed finds himself thrown in conflict against the man behind the mindbrood’s attack, a man who is seemingly capable of shrugging off mortal wounds and who is willing to unleash a devastating plague of undead against the Haunt and everyone inside. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even better than book 1!!!

  • By Kindle Customer on 02-08-2018

Great Read, Want More!

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

Reviewed: 21-06-2018

I purchased the first book because of Jeff Hays. However, I quickly fell in love with the characters and their struggles. The author has done a wonderful job.

I've spent the last couple days binging the series and can't get enough.
I'm eagerly awaiting to purchase the next instalment.

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  • Wild Wastes

  • By: Randi Darren
  • Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

In The Waste, every fantasy creature, fairytale demon, or mythological monster exists. From orcs, to neriads, ogres, trolls, wraiths, elves, harpies, and even beastmen. They all exist, and all despise humankind. In the ruins of the west and east coasts, new governments have arisen. With new jobs. Vince is a Ranger, a profession whose sole job duty is surviving in the waste, and taking missions from the Ranger Guild. Be it courier services, escorts, or simply exploring tombs and cities.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Expect a lot of under the covers

  • By connor on 19-10-2017

Good Erotica.

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

Reviewed: 17-06-2018

Good Erotica, Average Story.

The narration is average, but it gets better towards the end.
The story isn't that good either.

Simply, read for erotica if you're into monster girls.
I'm unsure whether I'll continue the series.

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NOT RECOMMENDED
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  • Super Human

  • A Superhero Adventure
  • By: J.A. Cipriano
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

When Mickey stepped into that bar, he never expected to find out he was the most powerful superhero the world had ever seen. But when footage of him beating up the strongest hero, and biggest bully, in the tri-state area goes viral, suddenly the world can't get enough of him. There's just one problem. The world's greatest villain has returned from the dead, and he's set his sights on making Mickey his first victim.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story, Weak Second-Half.

  • By Embrakh on 12-06-2018

Great Story, Weak Second-Half.

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

Reviewed: 12-06-2018

The story is pretty great, it immediately caught my attention in the first chapter and retained a high quality story and narration throughout most of the book. The only complaint I have is the second half which felt a bit rushed. Overall it's a great book despite its cover and genre putting me off buying it for a couple of weeks.

Give it a listen if you want some laughs and something fun to listen to.

  • Born a Queen

  • Lilith's Shadow, Book 1
  • By: Benjamin Medrano
  • Narrated by: Sarah Beth Goer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

For some, hopes, dreams, and ambitions come easily. Not so much for Lilith. Created by one of the most feared supervillains, Shadowmind, she has no past of her own and only a passing familiarity with the world as it is. With a death sentence hanging over her head due to who created her and how, she escaped into the world to see and explore, and perhaps find a meaning to her life. There, she encounters heroes and villains alike, including those who brought her maker to justice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Decent Story with Average Voice Acting.

  • By Embrakh on 12-06-2018

Decent Story with Average Voice Acting.

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

Reviewed: 12-06-2018

The story is a interesting concept, with the exception of villains speaking rather unnaturally and poor transitions that often left me wondering if I accidentally skipped. The book is pretty decent. Unfortunately, the narrator was pretty average and made it hard to enjoy the story as much as I otherwise would have.

Then again, maybe listening to the God that is Jeff Heys has given me unrealistic standards. Regardless, I'll likely be purchasing the sequel if the current level of quality is maintained. It's far from a masterpiece, but it's certainly a fun read. I look forward to trying one of the authors other book series if all goes well.

  • Life Reset: A LitRPG Novel

  • New Era Online, Book 1
  • By: Shemer Kuznits
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 24 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

After being betrayed and cursed by an extremely rare spell, Oren, a powerful and influential player, finds himself as a first-level goblin! Without even a fraction of his previous power, he vows to pull through and have revenge on those who betrayed him. His thorough knowledge of the game's world and his unique ability to immerse himself entirely are his only advantages. But first, he must figure out how to survive long enough playing what is basically a low-level fodder monster!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moo review (amazing)

  • By Anonymous User on 23-10-2017

Better than expected.

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

Reviewed: 11-06-2018

I purchased this book primary because it was narrated by Jeff Hays and had a somewhat interesting premise. However, I found that the writing was a lot better than I expected, especially considering the quality of the narrator. Whilst the stat and menu narration was tedious at times, the overall quality is great and the book is well worth the money.

Recommended, especially considering that you get nearly 25 hours of audio.

  • Super Sales on Super Heroes

  • By: William D. Arand
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

In a world full of super powers, Felix has a pretty crappy one. He has the ability to modify any item he owns. To upgrade anything. Sounds great on paper. Almost like a video game. Except that the amount of power it takes to actually change, modify, or upgrade anything worthwhile is beyond his abilities. With that in mind, Felix settled into a normal life. A normal job. His entire world changes when the city he lives in is taken over by a super villain. Becoming a country of one city. A city state.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New favourite book hope there is more

  • By Anonymous User on 10-07-2017

Great.

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

Reviewed: 07-06-2018

Never liked super hero stories, this is the exception. The author did a great job at tackling the genre from a very unique and different point of view. If you're on the fence, I recommend you buy it.

Especially considering that it's narrated by Jeff Hays, I literally only bought it because of that and I'm loving every minute of it.

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