By book five in a series, you could be forgiven for thinking that the characters are reaching new heights of greatness and have nowhere else to go. Rimmel deftly sidestepped this by killing the main character (well, sort of) and sending him right back to where it all started. "Re-morting" is a thing in this universe, and poor old Jim just went through it.
This book doesn't advance the plot a… Read More Reviewed by: The Audiobook Review Reviewed on: 30th of July, 2022
Miniatures, the Very Short Fiction of John Scalzi, is a bit of a mixed bag. I'd seen this one a few times but had opted not to drop a credit on it, so when it popped up for $1 in an Audible sale I looked at today, well, it was time to cough up. So what does one buck buy me? Plenty of stories in this short anthology of Scalzi's… Read More Reviewed by: The Audiobook Review Reviewed on: 25th of July, 2022
The Fantastically Underwhelming Epic of a Dead Wizard and an Average Bard, written by Kian N. Ardalan, lives up to its title at times, yet at other times is quite a fun story... so I'm torn. Ultimately I think it's a good story, and as the chapters progress, it gets more interesting... but occasionally, it flounders, and I can't help but think some more aggressive editing could have tightened up… Read More Reviewed by: The Audiobook Review Reviewed on: 16th of July, 2022
It had been some time since I'd listened to the first book in this series (Orconomics), and after listening to the first five minutes of this book, I stopped and went back and re-listened to all of book one because I couldn't for the life of me remember anything about it, beyond of a few key points.
Having reacquainted myself with the universe, I ploughed straight on into this one. If… Read More Reviewed by: The Audiobook Review Reviewed on: 16th of July, 2022
Syncing Forward, by W. Lawrence, is some incredible science fiction. Slow and deliberate, depressing but a story of hope. We follow Martin James who, due to circumstance, finds himself slowed to 1/4000th speed of normal humans. Trapped in his own body, he can only watch as life churns by. His life, family, and friends are all moving forward while he barely ages an hour.
Lawrence paints a fairly bleak future for… Read More Reviewed by: The Audiobook Review Reviewed on: 8th of July, 2022