Saturday, July 22, 2017

The Dark Knight Wyrd book 2.0 (ADULT AUDIO)

The Dark Knight is the sequel to the The Red King.  It picks up from the end of The Red King, where Frank and Holiday are still at it and the new people are still fitting in.  But one night Ash goes out to rescue a special needs kid, Cory, maybe not a kid anymore as he has had to grow up fast especially after the future he has seen.
A really amazing, thought out book with awesome characters and the jump in time with Cory was  pretty cool.  Cory is a strong kid and maybe that is what I liked most about him he can get through anything, he is vengeance, he is the night, he is Batman, I think he is my hero right now and I can't wait to see how his story ends up.  This is really a cool story and I can't wait for the next one especially with narrator Guy Williams reading, the audiobooks have been spectacular.  Mr. Williams has wonderful voices for the characters and he sucks you into their world as though you are there, he is a great narrator definitely one not to be missed.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Flense part 3 (ADULT AUDIO)

Angelique has more pieces to the puzzle including the only survivor from the train, but if Angelique doesn't do something fast the girl won't be a survivor much longer.
Again, Mr. Tanpepper and Mr. Greene have brought this story out front and alive for the listener of this audiobook.  It makes you wonder if all of this could really happen in real life right here, right now.  Mr. Tanpepper's story makes you think and his story's is filled with all the action and twist and turns of a super roller coaster ride.  Mr. Greene brings the book alive with his awesome narration and storytelling abilities, he puts you right there in the middle of the action and everything that is going on and he might even put you in some spots you do not care to go.  This serial is so great I can't wait for more, really I can't  wait more, really please hurry.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tales From the Haunted Mansion Vol II: Midnight at Madame Leota's (MG)

This was a really cool book about a man who came to the mansion looking for the famous Madame Leota so he could talk to his dead sister on last time, instead he encountered the mansions librarian (what a awesome job if I do say so myself) and was made to listen to several hair raising tales, (and I assure you reader, some are very creepy).
This book is really good for those middle grade readers looking for the creepy tales like goose bumps, but these come with a Disney twist as this mansion is the one of fame from the Disney park.  This book will make a awesome addition to any library even the haunted ones.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Flense part 2 (ADULT AUDIO)

This is part two of the twelve part serial and it picks up right where the last one left off, with Angelique trying to put all the puzzle pieces together even though she doesn't have all the pieces yet, and she has a gun to her head. 
This story is one to suck you in and never let you go until it feels like it.  With Narrator Doug Greene reading it, it is even worse, he has all the characters down pat and he is so good at this you just loose yourself between his voice and Mr. Tanpepper's story you don't have a chance but to get sucked in and want more and more like a audio junkie.  All the action and twist and turns, who is spying on who and working for who.  All I can say is thank goodness there are twelve of these to keeps us going for a while, because you will want the next one before you finish the one you have.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Time Sniffers (Shadow World Book 1) (YA)

In the future when our world is in need of a alternative source of energy and scientist are desperately looking everywhere for one, one set of scientists are looking at harnessing black matter for a new energy, but they don't fully understand the consequences of doing that until the day they disappear.  It is just assumed that they blew up.  But the daughter (Bria) of one scientist knows her mom didn't blow up, she knows her mom is alive somewhere and when she sees a strange sign everywhere she knows she must do something to find her mom.  That is when K-Six comes into Bria and her Autistic brother Dylan's life to help them, and their friends sniff out the time her mom and the other scientist are trapped in and to close the rip. 
I don't want to say much else and give anything away.  I will say that the first couple of chapters are kind of science laden but once you get through that it is so good, action packed and full of twists and turns and I really hope there is more to come because there are certain things I need to find out what happened with as I am sure you will too if you read the book.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Death Knocks (YA AUDIO)

Who knew that a simple knock at the door could change ones life forever?  Unfortunately, Maverick knows that all to well now that everything he has known and loved has changed, his world is figuratively and literally upside down, and he doesn't even know where to start to try and put some of the pieces back together, but he knows he has to do something or the black eyed kids will tear some other kids world up like they did his.
I don't want to say to much for fear of giving to much away but this is a really awesome book, and the narrator, Jeff Simpson, really makes the book come alive with his voices for every different character and the way he pulls you into the story you are there living it with Maverick and his friends.  This is a really awesome action packed, twists and turns, kind of book by Ms. Hardy and I can't wait to see what happens to Maverick and his friends, because there must be more?

The Age of Innocence (ADULT AUDIO)

Mostly a documentary of culture of the elite rich in New York in the 19th century.  The love they had for each other but the life they were not allowed to live together.
This was a fascinating historical book  by Ms. Wharton and it really shows the reader all the ins and outs of the way things where back then.  It is the wonderful voice of narrator Elizabeth Klett that really brings New York and all the characters alive in the book, I don't think it is a  book I would have ever read but listening to Ms. Klett narrate this book brought me into New York like I was a bystander, watching it all happen that was so cool, thank you!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

The Traveler (ADULT AUDIO)

This is a story of a daughters love for her father and the fact that it is so strong it can transcend time.  It isn’t exactly a sad sorry at all, but a very powerful and uplifting story as her (Tee a 12 year girl) father left her a project (they worked closely together in his blacksmith forge as Tee was his apprentice) to get her through the rough part of his death.  It was as if he knew he was going to die, but how?  Like I said a very powerful and uplifting story of a love stronger than most.  Even though this is actually a short story it packs quite a punch in its small size, it is well worth every page, Thank you Stefan Bolz and your most awesome narrator Arden Hammersmith for bringing this story alive for me it truly was the best hour spent in a very long time, thank you again.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The Silence: The Six Series Book 3 (YA)

When Adam joined the pioneer program he became part of a team, they were to protect the world from digital threats.  Now Adam has more power and he's not sure how to use it , but his new girlfriend, and newest pioneer, Amber is helping him try to figure it out, only Adam's friends keep trying to warn him that her ideas are not in his best interest, only Adam won't listen.  Adam feels more more alone and isolated.
This is a very exciting action packed and suspenseful book with many twists and turns,  It asks many very real questions about very real science and beliefs going on today and will leave you thinking what if?  If you are in any way interested in computers and the digital world you will love this series, it is not written over anyone's head but takes you on a wild ride through the digital world and spits you out on the other side asking questions even scholars are asking now.

The Siege

The Six

Monday, July 3, 2017

Serafina and the Splintered Heart (MG)

So how to write this without giving anything away, even the awesome plot?
Serafina is back with all of her friends and they must work together to find a way to beat the nastiest, darkest, toughest, mysterious threat yet to them and to the Biltmore estate.
I love this book, as I love the other two Serafina books.  The Blue Ridge Mountains and their lore as well as the Biltmore hold special fascination for me, so sometimes it is as if Author Robert Beatty is just filling in some gaps for me.  He uses the most exciting characters, Serafina (of course), Braeden, Waysa (the Cherokee Indian), Serafina's mother (the Catamount), and so many more good, bad and some that are not sure which they are yet.  Mr. Beatty's use of short, exciting chapters make his books appealing to all readers, young, older, reluctant, and well versed.  These books are truly books for everyone.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

The Bleak December (ADULT AUDIO)

They knew it would be a bad winter, but not bad like this, this was supernatural bad. 
And only author Kevin Summers and his awesome narrator George Kuch could get me to keep on listening to something that goes from bad to worse and to worse still yet, but hey it was all to those New Englanders, Ayuh!
This really is a awesome book that keeps your interest to the very end no matter what and the audio narrator George Kuch really is wonderful, he did such a great job with all the characters and is just a talented narrator. 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

E-Sports Competitions (MG)

This is a book on E-Sport competitions, how to find them, enter them, rules, structure, and compete in them.  The book starts out with some history and moves into types of games a person might compete in.  I have to admit I found the first part of the book almost a ad for Call of Duty since the name was mention so often, and that is sad since there are so  many other games out there that where not even touched on, I suppose first person shoot is most widely know but there are so many other types of games.  I was excited to get the book but felt let down there was so much more that could have been included, the was a pro or no book.  The best part about E-Sports is there is so much more the betas and the rest, you need to be a pro to have a sponsor.  

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Zombie Park: The Z Day (ADULT AUDIO)

Think of Jurassic park only with zombies.  They would make them, display them, have shows with them (like with the dolphins), you could feed some like you do at the zoo, only one rule, no zombie birds - to hard to contain.  But really??? It seems the military really just needs a front for their smart zombie project and this sounds good, bit is it good? 
This is a very interesting book, with very interesting issues (not to mention the author set it in my backdoor, I don't live that far away from that part of Indiana), the author has everything very well thought out, and his characters are awesome and work so well together, it is hard to say much else without giving the good parts away.  If you like audiobooks this one is narrated by Persephone Rose is not to be missed, it is really good, I can not wait for the next two parts.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Flense (ADULT AUDIO)

Oh My Gosh what a wild ride author Saul Tanpepper takes you on, this book starts at the top of the hill of a roller coaster and never stops, even the ending is a cliffhanger (it is a serial after all) and I CAN NOT wait for part two.  I had the audio book narrated by Doug Greene who just make the excitement that much more palpable.  So Mr. Tanpepper you have me hooked, how many more people will you reel in?

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Justice League vs Suicide Squad (GRAPHIC NOVEL ADULT)

While these to teams (Justice League and Suicide Squad) are so busy duking it out bad guy Maxwell Lord is quietly taking over, but will the two teams realize it in time and learn to work together to take out Maxwell, or will Maxwell slip through their collective fingers again, and where is the caped crusader during all of this?
This was one hero, action and suspense filled Graphic Novel.  I have said this before, I never read comics as a kid and boy was I deprived.  So I am also making up for lost time, and these are the best they are awesome and with DC's rebirth series I haven't missed out on anything since they are starting over from the beginning and also giving back stories on characters, these are the greatest and I can't wait for the next one to come out.

Suicide Squad Vol 2 Going Sane (ADULT GRAPHIC NOVEL)

When the dark energy from the black vault starts to leak out in Belle Reve and drive everyone insane, that is except for Dr. Quinn it actually made her more sane.  That means Harley must work her way through Belle Reve to stabilize the power and the odd red light so everyone will change back, even though she knows that also mean giving up her sanity, but will she make it in time or will the rest of task force X stop her in her mission.
What can I say, but WOW!  I can't say much else without spoilers , I mean wow, Killer Croc and Enchantress, I'm not sure I can go much further, Captain or is it General Boomerang?  This was really an awesome volume I do not know how you can top this one.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

It's a Bird! It's a Plane!: A Superhero Antology (Adult)

It's a Bird! It's a Plane! is the light side to the World Domination: A Supervillain Anthology's dark side.  But don't get me wrong these eleven authors have really rocked the superhero world, these supers are different, refreshing and I loved them all but I will only tell you about a few.
Geek Gurl Rising from Chris Pourteau:  How exactly does a superhero get his or her powers?Lightening strike? Bash on the head? From believing you can do something so much you can do it?
The Paladin from Kevin G Summers:  Do all superheroes have superpowers or can they just have a big heart?  Case in point, Jared Weiss superhero or vigilante?
Photo OP from Christopher J Valin: Black Harrier gets his picture taken on a cellphone while in the middle of a operations and now he needs it gone before the owner can post it on social media and his cover is blown.  He manages to play the bumbling boss and delete it off of her phone but doesn't count on her phone being backed up to the cloud.  Now the clock is ticking for the Harrier and his sidekick the Red Raptor to find the cloud service and delete the picture before Harriers cover is blown for good.
The Spotlight from Jeffery Beesler:  How much of being a super hero is actually being a superhero and how much of is it a act and being a actor or actress.  It think the superhero Myna Byrd would be the best one to ask that question too.
These are awesome stories from some of the most talented authors around and if you don't know them, than this is the best way to introduce your self to them as you get a little bit from all eleven of them.  Even though I started with one or two I still find more and more that I have not read and love every time I get another of these awesome anthologies.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

World Domination A Supervillain Anthology (ADULT)

This is wonderful selection of short stories by some of the best authors around, when it comes to supers.  These authors can give any of the mainstream comic writers a go, and if you like the villains don't forget the heroes in It's a Bird! It's a Plane!: A Superhero Anthology it is just as good if not better, depending on whether you are a dark side person or a light side person.  Some of my favorites from supervillains are:
Dreamer from Hank Garner:  What can be so bad about giving a 18 year old a journal, I mean really what do they write about anyways?  Their dreams, the real ones.
The Collector from David Bruns:  Mr. Rogers and Mr. Smith, hum interesting names, but Mr. Rogers has a very special talent that Mr. Smith needs, at least for a while.
Now Comes the Bringer of Blight from Ed Gosney:  When Zach's superpowers make him go bad his best friend, Cody, is there for him.  Cody helps to set him straight the only way a normal kid can compared to a super.
Redemption from Ian Garner:  All the supers are gone but two.  Both bad, but one feeling regrets for all the things he did over the years, and wanting to make amends.  The other younger and hoping to become god of earth.  The fight is on.
The Arch-Nemesis from Christopher J Valin: Battlegear, the bad guy, and Eaglestar, the good guy, are duking it out the only way they know how, the dirty way, low blows and such.  But what happens when one doesn't want to play any more and takes his ball and goes home.
As you can see this is a different side to some of the villains, one you might never get to see, a more interesting side one you don't want to miss. 
You also don't want to miss out on a chance to maybe find a new wonderful author out of these twelve top notch writers

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Restart (MG)

Chase doesn't remember falling off of the roof, Chase doesn't remember anything!  He gets to reboot his life, now what he does with it is his own to make for better or worse, but what he finds of his old self is a shock to his new self.  When school starts some kids treat him like a god and others like a demon the only problem is Chase finds he doesn't want to be around those that treat him like a god he finds them cruel, he'd rather hang out with the other kids but they are afraid of him for some reason, and he must earn their trust.  Even his own little sister is scared to be around him.  As Chase gets his memories back he must decide which Chase he is going to be the one he wants to be or the one he thinks everybody thinks he is.
This was a very interesting book and I am sure many of us wishes more bullies could suffer amnesia and turn out like Chase but this is not that kind of world but books do let us escape those worlds for a while and that is an awesome thought.  I also love how they spent time with Mr. Solway and brought him out of his depression from his wife dying.  Overall a awesome book, except for the huge mistake in the first place by Chase, Bear and Aaron thinking they would ever get rich selling a Medal of Honor, jokes on them because you can't sell a Medal of Honor, no one would touch that on with a ten foot poll. 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Game Alive (YA AUDIO)

Jake has build a cool new Virtual Reality (VR) game and gets his friends to play, but when their friend Kari doesn't come out of Xaloria and the police start asking questions, Jake and Des go back to find out where she is and bring her home.  What they don't count on is the that the non player character have taken over the game and want out and have Kari, trapped until someone helps them out.

This is a really cool gamer, action book. The VR world that Mr. Ellington has laid out is spectacular, and there is fun, danger, and action around every corner no wonder the kids got hooked so easily I did as well listening to them play the VR game thought the talented voice of Darren Marlar as I had the audio version of the book and if you like audios  or want to try one out I suggest this as Mr. Marlar does a heck of a job with the characters in the book and bringing Xaloria alive.  This book was great I hope there are more only because I am a total sucker for gamer books and this one was awesome so I'd would love to see more of Jake and his friends in this world.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Russian Deception (ADULT AUDIO)

Nick and Selina are honeymooning on the islands and crew are resting up after a stress few months.  When things start looking funny to Director Harker.  So the Director pulls in her team and sends them out to investigate only to find  things are worse and not what they appear, but when are they ever.  By the time they figure out the whole plan will it be to late to stop nuclear world destruction, or will Selina's Russian 1/2 sister spy help out, to save her country as well? 
Alex Lukeman is a mastermind of writing these awesome books.  They are action packed, suspenseful, and keep you reading well past your bedtime or in my case since I had the audiobook with the awesome narrator Jack de Golia kept me listening well past my bedtime and time to go in the house and at work and and and.  Mr. Lukeman writes of all these cool things happening, Mr. de Golia makes you feel as if you are there experiencing them.  They are a awesome duo I hope stay together for a long time.  Please Please Please  I really enjoy being part of The Project.