Friday, August 26, 2016

Eye of Shiva (ADULT AUDIO)

On a mission in the Philippines, Nick finds some odd gold coins and brings one back for Selena to look at, and with this Nick and the team are thrown in the sights of a terrorist group and a dying spy.  The terrorist wants to start a war between Pakistan and India, and the spy wants to return the Eye of Shiva to the rightful owners.  All the while Nick and Selena are still struggling with their relationship.
This is another wonderful project book by Alex Lukeman.  This is a series I am enjoying a lot  and do not want to end! Hear that Mr. Lukeman, please keep on writing.  I love the characters, at least the good guys.  The plots are strong and the scenes are not outrageous like some action books, also the facts are checked well.
I usually get the audiobooks and can not say enough about narrator Jack de Golia he is wonderful and he does the character voices so well, that you just get lost in the book like you are there and part of the team.  it is awesome and I can't wait for the next one.

5 STARS

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The White Dragon 01 Genesis (ADULT AUDIO)

Kasey Byrne's loves the ocean, even from a young age she couldn't resist it's pull, even if it was just to play in the sand and watch the sun come up, until the one morning a strange man gives her a necklace with a amulet.  Fast forward several years to Kasey's 18th birthday, when everything should be perfect, but goes wrong.  Something changes in Kasey, but she is not sure if it is good or bad yet.
Stefan Bolz took a very ordinary world we live in and very literally turned it on its ear, in this very exciting, action packed book.  His way with words lets you see everything in your mind so your not missing a thing.  If you had the audio like I did you also had narrator Hank Garner  using his voice to also help paint that picture for you in which he did a great job.  I can't wait for The White Dragon 02: Crucible to come out on audible as well so I can find out what happens to our ragtag little group.

5 STARS

Monday, August 22, 2016

Deranged (ADULT AUDIO)

Sixteen year old Kala is determined that she and her new friends will survive this new zombie epidemic brought on by mosquitos.  But it is not only the Zombies the new world must recover from because in trying to wipeout the disease carrying mosquitos the people have started a major chain reaction of killing off the food supply.  The circle of life has been destroyed, but can it be fixed? Humm, Zika maybe?
This book although sci-fi makes you think about the Zika and what really should be done and how far we should go to eradicate such diseases.  The author is very insightful and has a action packed, suspenseful great book.  Narrator, Melanie Ewbank does a great job on all of the characters, and I just love narrators like her that take the time to make the story.  They read each character as if they are that person at that time and it makes you the listener feel as though you are there in the middle and it is happening right then and it is awesome. Thank you for that experience, I hope to come across more of your works in the future.  Maybe even to see what Kala is up to next.

5 STARS

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Legacy Fleet Alt. Chronicles

Fourteen stories that span the universe, a universe in conflict, and will need the courage of many to help to find peace, if possible, among those that will be left  when it is all over.
These stories range from first contact with the Swarm, to cadets at the training academy, to a very old conspiracy theory, coming to head at a very inopportune moment.  But these are just a few points in a start studded chart of short stories that will have you asking for more.

5 STARS

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Dust (YA AUDIO)

It is depression times and the farmers are in the middle of a drought.  Young Robert's brother has disappears and months latter it is like Robert is the only one that remembers his brother even existed.  A odd man shows up in town promising he can make it rain if the towns people help him build a rainmill.  Robert's father signs right up but Roberts uncle refuses not trusting the man.  Things get even stranger from there, but somehow Robert is not affected and must help save his brother, family, friend, and possibly the whole town.
This book started right off with high octane suspense and never stopped.  The characters are all very well put together and very interesting.  I had the audio version which the author narrated himself and did a awesome job.  The different voices for the different characters were really good and he really made the story come alive for me through the eyes of young Robert, it was amazing.  I hope there are more books like this because I really enjoyed this audio and will definitely look for from this author.

5 Stars

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Legendarium (ADULT AUDIO)

Every so often certain people are chosen to protect the Legendarium from the forces that threaten to send the Earth back into darkness.  This generation it is Bombo Dawson, a new author, and Alistair Foley, a reviewer who pretty much hates everything he reads especially Bombo Dawson's  works, that are chosen to protect the Legendarium.  Their adventures take them through the looking glass all the way to Moby Dick, the only book they seem to agree on liking. 
If you like history and literature you will love this  book as it is chalked full of both, although, I have to say I am not much of a fan of both, and I actually loved the book, I guess I loved how the authors brought it to life.  I mean heck you got to love it when Hemmingway wanted to punch Alistair in the nose for messing up his story.  I think this book is quite likely the most overlooked book of our time, and I enjoyed every minute of it.  I would also like to thank Robert Rossmann who was the awesome narrator of the audiobook version which I had and was so good I can not speak highly enough of it.  He did such a great job on all of the characters voices and bringing the story (or should I say stories) to life it was great, I really hope Bombo and Alistair come back again.  If the do I'll buy the doughnuts.

5 STARS

Monday, August 15, 2016

Secret Coders: Paths and Portals (MG)

The is the second book in the series the first Secret Coders is also a awesome book for young coders wishing to get in on the ground floor.  These books start with three unlikely kids that are thrown together by chance, but each brings something to this team that will help with the journey of learning code and they do it the fun way.  These books are made for everyone even the most reluctant of readers will find these books fun and exciting.  The chapters are short and leave you hanging and wanting to know what happens and to know more so it will keep everyone reading, who knows mom and dad even you or grandmother and granddad might pick up a little code too if you don't watch out.

5 STARS