Monday, November 20, 2023

Audio Book Review: The Fall of Supervillainy by C.T. Phipps

The Fall of Supervillainy (The Supervillainy Saga Book 9)The Fall of Supervillainy by C.T. Phipps
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It's always fun to head out on missions with Gary. I love Gary's jokes and references to his favorite 80's shows, comics, music, and more. I'm almost afraid to admit....I get them. lol

This book has references to all the previous stories, along with Cindy's Seven too (which leads to a few things being the way they are for Gary now). But the previous books are a big lead up to this. Gary has rebooted the world and...there are consequences...complications even...that come with that.

Gary has to take time in this book and practice his spells and view himself as a god. This gives Gary a chance to think about what he wants and why he does what he does. Though, he'll never admit he does good not villainy. lol. There were a list of things that need to be done. It feels like there were several side tasks and stories that happened as we went along. Everywhere had another step to it. And all of it comes together to close this book.

We learn about the consequences and how to fix them. We see super heroes and villains fight Nazis. (lol. Loved hearing Death's view on Hitler. lol) We get a chance to see the family together again.

I'll admit, I was thinking it then Gary said it... Cindy is a little on the dark side. She's out further on the villain side of things. And she always blames Gary for EVERYTHING. I'm starting to not like Cindy as much as I used to. I'm all for strong woman but she seems to be laying blame everywhere on everyone. Kind of whiny feeling. But, I'm starting to think it's her way of dealing with feeling as though she's 2nd or 3rd on the list and her feelings for Gary.

Jeffrey Kafer always does an amazing job voicing the characters in this world. He has the deadpan sound of Gary dropping a great comment or reference that makes me laugh. Some of those remarks...I don't know how you do it Jeffrey. Great job as always.

I'm glad to hear there will be more books in this world/series. I'm looking forward to them!

View all my reviews

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Audio Book Review: Cindy's Seven by C.T. Phipps

Cindy's Seven (The Supervillainy Saga #8)Cindy's Seven by C.T. Phipps
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I listened to the audio book, and Heather voicing Cindy, I thought her accent was natural for her. But, I needed to adjust to her pace. I even slowed the audio at times because I couldn't keep up with her quick speak. I know Cindy has many great references but the words all ran together and I struggled to catch all the quick remarks. These books are always known for the fun fantasy, science fiction, and 80's references.

All are close. Like one big family. They love each other and know there are flaws in each, but they work together to cover for where one is less. Like Cindy knows she's not a good mom, so there's Mandy and Amanda and Gary's sister and such a close network here that help raise the girls and help each other. I love the comfort here.

Cindy is tired of being Gary's hench woman and wants to be seen as more. So she comes up with her own plan...steal the dragon's treasure. However, this mission becomes way more than such a simple task. There's more going on with the dragon! And with a few of the family members. They all face something personal as the story goes.

Mandy comments that Cindy is mentally 14. lol! I have to agree with this! She's a chatter box and half of what's said doesn't make sense in logic. lol.

These are fun adventures with Cindy at the lead with her friends and family. Always fun in this world.

View all my reviews

Monday, November 6, 2023

Audio Book Review: Atlantis by David Wood

Atlantis (Dane Maddock, #6)Atlantis by David Wood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

David Wood never disappoints. I love how his stories always start with a a bang and into action we go. Though, Dane Maddock and Bones aren't the type to lounge around and do nothing. Well, at least not for long. lol. Then, the rest of the crew follows suit easily. This is why they all are great together on the missions.

Each member of the crew knows who they are and have bold personalities. They aren't afraid to be themselves and voice things. Also, all things are welcome to be voiced as in their line of work there could be danger if not discussed beforehand. This makes for a great friendships when you trust people so truly. Which leads to great quick quips and banter. Great friends like family. And some family too. ;)

As expected, there's lots of action and mystery and danger. I love seeing them go diving, climbing, and so much more.

The group does separate in this book to accomplish different goals on the same mission. Sometimes I struggled keeping up with what we learn and keeping it straight as we moved on to the next group. That's when things are coming to a head and we need all the pieces at the same time!

I enjoy these books so much, I went and printed the checklist from David's site so I can track what I've listened to and what I still need. :) I'm going to work to get on track and in order with his books. :)

View all my reviews

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Book Review: Tempest Reborn by Nicole Peeler

Tempest Reborn (Jane True, #6)Tempest Reborn by Nicole Peeler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Jane has followed other people's ways to fight the Red and prevent the White from becoming... and it didn't work. Now it's her turn to do what she thinks should be done.

Jane has come a looooooong way in this series. She's grown and learned so much. She's become a stronger person for all she's witnessed and lived through. All her life experiences will surface and help drive her along in this book. She's learned to stand up and be the leader she's been told she is. She will be that leader now.

This book kept me reading and wanting to see what happens with the White. My heart was going out to Jane with this one. And then what she had to do based on the information they found. Oh Jane. This girl has to do some awful things to hopefully get to a life she can live. She makes some tough choices. It is partly perspective and I love how Jane sees things.

I really enjoyed her crew that's with her. Her friends return and help her in their way, whether human or magical. They are the best to be with her and support her in this time.

The ending of the book... It's totally worth it.

I don't want to give anything away as this is the last book in the series and you should experience all the amazing, sadness, and glory without spoilers. :)

View all my reviews

Monday, October 23, 2023

Audio Book Review: Villains Defeat by M.K. Gibson

Villains DefeatVillains Defeat by M.K. Gibson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I've enjoyed this series for a while. I'm glad I got this book and looking forward to the next.

I enjoy Jackson's views on things. They usually go on a spiral about something from his past, which is usually something human in our world that the kids may not know about. lol. His honest and usually what most people are afraid to say. It's truthful, but not always harmful but can be hard.

This book talks about how Jackson doesn't pay attention to the things and people he leaves behind. But, is that really true? You'll see in this book. :)

We also see how much Jackson has grown as a person over the previous books. He didn't start wanting a family, but here we are. And he's enjoying it.

Jackson knew it was come, and we've been warned. Sophia will have her revenge on Jackson, and things are coming into play here. All the seeds Sophia has planted over the years are growing up and moving on their own.

Sophia... I always enjoyed her interaction with Jackson in the past. They have a great understanding. The usual Jackson clips are done by Sophia in this book. I will admit, I wasn't as impressed with them by Sophia. They missed a little pizzazz that Jackson has and just felt like ramblings.

There's great references to the past books when they talk about the thinks Jackson has "forgotten" about. It's a great way to get reminders! Love this.

There are moments in the book that I felt we were missing or forgetting about things, but that's explained in the end. I enjoyed the way this one ended. I enjoyed the interaction between Sophia and Jackson at the end and what Jackson has set up. It's neat.

M.K. Gibson has a great theme behind his characters and books. And makes some great points in Jackson's rants and ramblings. I highly recommend listening to them as there's more to them than you think.

Another fun adventure with Jackson. Sorry to see Jackson be the underdog in this one, but when you're on top, sometimes it happens when the stack is set against you.

Also, I loooooove the skit with the Audio book narrator. lol. Great job Jeffrey. Great play. :D

View all my reviews

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Audio Book Review: Crossing Danger by Colleen Helme

Crossing Danger (Shelby Nichols #7)Crossing Danger by Colleen Helme
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ai, Shelby. Just when you think she's faced death and out of harms way, another case takes a terrible turn!

Working her own case of her friend Niece gone missing, a cold case for Detective Harris (aka Dimples), helping Billie after a burglary gone wrong, and Uncle Joey with a past "friend" that's in town. Shelby finds her way into trouble in all cases!

Shelby wants to help everyone in such a great way. She knows she can get information, even in the most dangerous moments, from people on how things happened or why. She's great at getting people to think about what she wants to learn and piecing everything together.

I will say, I was worried about Shelby a number of times in this book. Not only for her own safety, but that she's walking a line with the questions and how she talks after getting the answers from their thoughts. I'm worried more people are going to pick up on what and how she's doing it.

I love Shelby's personality and how she unwinds to help her nerves. And she's really come to love Ramos's motorcycle. lol. This is too funny. Wait until you see her get caught ogling over the motorcycle. lol.

Shelby has made some strong bonds with the police, Uncle Joey, and others that I'm looking forward to all the cases she works on in the future.

View all my reviews

Monday, October 9, 2023

Audio Book Review: Deep In Death by Colleen Helme

Deep In Death (Shelby Nichols #6)Deep In Death by Colleen Helme
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love Shelby's view on things. She tries her best to stay positive and keeps going, even when she's scared. She's determined to protect her family and friends and help them too.

This book sees Shelby take on her own case as a Private Investigator that takes an unexpected, yet dangerous, turn for her. She finds she is in trouble without working with Uncle Joey and Ramos. But who can she turn to, to help her get through this? Dimples? Ramos? A new friend?

We do see Shelby get brought in on a case with the police and quickly solves it. Good to show that cop that's not a fan of hers. I want to give him the raspberries. lol. Shelby is amazing and great at asking the right questions to get information. I know people think that the cops asked that already, but it gets them thinking in the direction she needs them thinking in to hear what happened.

And her case with Uncle Joey! Oh boy. That one is a bit of a tug on the heart strings. Really! I feel for everyone. And that Uncle Joey does...kind of... try to keep her out of this case. Crazy how we have grown so close to the mob boss and his hit man and the family. I like to think Shelby is making them a little more honest deep down... until we see other things come about.

And seriously. How can Shelby have such amazing men? Her husband, Chris. He's a dream. And then there's the bad boy, Ramos. There's nothing there with Ramos, but dang if we don't all want there to be. lol.

I love this series and will be on to many of the books in this series. :)

View all my reviews