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!

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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.

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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. :)

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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. :)

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