In this sequel everything begins just as the first book ended. Alissa had found the book called the First Truth. The book pulls at her and Alissa find it almost unbearable to not give in and just take the book. She knows that would cause her untimely death by Bailic. Bailic is too smart to let anyone get that close to the book. Alissa realizes that magic really did exist. She discovered that she possessed the power of magic. Her father also had magic and she inherited his gift. Once Alissa gets her hand on the First Truth she is overpowered by sheer magic and something happens that has never ever happened to her before, she shifts. Her body transforms to a Rakus, master of the Hold. Alissas feral beast inside wants to fly and be free. If she can't be kept grounded, Alissa could be lost forever. Kim Harrison did a magnificent job creating this series of books. Its a brilliant story with such a vivid imagination from the author. Its a beautiful work of art. This is a must listen to. You will enjoy this sequel of books. You must purchase the Truth series. If you do you have to get them in order starting with book 1,The First Truth,2nd book is Hidden Truth, 3rd book is Forgotten Truth, and the last book is called Lost Truth. If you have ever read Kim Harrison's books then you will be mesmerized and the beautiful series will not disappoint.
The story is set in the 1800's, also during the American Civil War, south and yankees. Sanderson Redding took off to fight in the war asking Charlotte Adamsland to marry him when he returns home. They write back and forth to one another. He comes home they get married only for him to return to the war again.
Narrator Tiffany Williams is not a narrator that I'm familiar with. I don't know how to judge her as a narrator because I want more than anything to be honest. Yes, I have listened to Songlines by her and it was a book of poetry in audio format. She blew me away with her performance with Songlines. Tiffany, she was incredible when it came to the women. She absolutely did an outstanding job with all the women's accents. I really found Tiffany to perform the women, each and everyone with such ease, their accents were superb, and I was able to tell each and every woman that was speaking. I knew who each woman was. What made this so hard was when I would hear the men speak. I didn't connect with any of the male characters because they didn't sound like men.. They sounded like a woman trying to talk like a man. That was the worst part of this audio. I know she's great with women roles and with more practice she could very well be an outstanding narrator with more practice on male voices with different accents.
I found it to be a descent story but it wasn't a favorite of mine and I won't be listening to it again. After listening to it three times that was plenty of this story for me. I sometimes felt like the story was jumping all over the place and I'd find myself lost quite a bit. Finally on my third time of listening the story began to be better. I found that the story did get better and I was determined to get through the story because I don't quit. I finally cleared my mind and the third time around I was enjoying the story.The story takes place during the Civil War. Author Sara Barnard made sure she created a story with nonstop action. It does have everything that you read at the beginning of the book. It has devotion, action, death, and even deceit. Author Susan Barnard did an exceptional with writing this story. A Heart on Hold was well written with likable characters. It was a nice love story and the characters are believable. She captures your attention from beginning to end. She pulled me in, it took s couple times but she did manage to grab my attention. I especially enjoyed the history that she included which is weird because I really dislike history. Overall, a very good story. Sometimes you find a story that's ends up being good but it's still not your type of read, this is what happened to me. I don't care about history and I especially hate listening to talk of wars. I guess it's because I'm younger than some and it's just not interesting to me. This is what happened with this story. I know that there's plenty of people that will love this type of story. I do recommend it, especially if you love history, listening to talk of the Civil War, and romance then I know this is the book for you.
The story is about a piano. A gift of love from Melody's husband. It came from an estate sale and belonged to an older couple. Once the piano was brought into their home Melody changed, everything changed. From the moment she began playing her nights became filled with visions. Winged creatures watch lustfully from high above and visions of ancient city ruins where streets run red with blood. Visions of murder, betrayal, and madness. She knows that these visions have something to do with her piano. Melody believes if she continues to play and find the right melody it will stop the haunting voice that threatens her sanity. (J.K.H)
Narrator Wayne Farell did a very good job with his narration of this story. He did a excellent job making the story spooky and scary. Wayne made the story believable so much that it makes you wonder about things like that and if they could happen to people. I can't say it was terrifying but Wayne did a wonderful job giving me cold chills and goosebumps. I felt Wayne did a great job at bringing the story to life.
Author Kent Holloway created a great story but the downfall was that it was much too short, way too short. It's about a 30 minute story on normal speed but listening to it on 2 as I did, turned it to about a 15 minute audio. I will point this out that yes, it does take a lot to scare me or freak me out and this story didn't do that for me. I do think that the story was written extremely well, it's unique, and different than anything I've ever listened to. I really love paranormal stories and obsession but I've only found one on audio. This would make for a great campfire ghost story. Have everyone gather around the fire and read it or listen to it, I recommend the audio version. If you love ghost stories or paranormal stories then check this one out. Yes, it's a short story and that makes for a great ghost story because it's the perfect length to play by a camp fire. I think it's still worth the time even if the story is short and with Farell's narration I'm sure you'll get some goosebumps so give it a try, what's there to lose?
This book wasn't at all what I was expecting. I didn't bother to read what the story was even about. I really thought it would be something about the Fae and Elves but I was wrong, dead wrong. I guess I should start reading the excerpts so I won't be surprised again. I must say that I really hate surprises even if they are good ones. I might be an adrenalin junkie but I really hate being surprised. I'm grateful for being gifted this story because I might never have given it a chance. I'm going to make it as spoiler free as I can. I normally write the brief description of what the book reads write a few additions to it. I think I'll just get right to my review of this story.
The narrator Paul Licameli did a wonderful job performing this story. This is the first book that I ever listened to by Paul and I'm thankful that I listened to this story. I really dislike that narators don't receive enough credit for what they do. I've looked at so many reviews on Audible that don't even mention the narrator. I must say that's wrong. If you enjoyed the story it's because the narrator did his job and did it well so please give credit to these narrators, not just the author. I don't have one bad thing to say about Paul's performance. I found it to be superb! He grabbed me and pulled me right in and he left me begging for more. Honestly, I know the secong book will be narrated by a woman, Linda Velwest. I really believe Paul could've done the second book also. This book didn't have really any female roles but a couple and he sounded fine as he did those characters. Overall, he did a wonderful job distinguishing every characters voice and I didn't have any trouble knowing who was speaking. He's another narrator that I would recommend to authors. If you enjoyed this story check out others that Paul Licameli has narrated. I thoroughly enjoyed Aladdin Relighted and no it's not a children's book.
One reason I wrote that I might never had given this story a chance is because I don't like Science Fiction/Fantasy but the more I keep listening to audios that are Science Fiction the more that I'm finding that I've been wrong about this genre. Tony Bertauski did a great job with developing the storyline and characters. I really liked several of the characters like Danny Boy. It took me a little while but I grew to love Reed, he reminded me of my son. Tony wrote Reed's character to be strong, tough, and determined not to give up or give in. That only made the guardians angry and the man who created Foreverland. They are determined to break Reed and make an example of him. I did have trouble understanding the first two chapters but I continued to listen and I was hooked. I even went back and started it over from the beginning because I didn't want to miss anything.
Bertauski's imagination went above and beyond when creating this story. I loved the direction he went with the story. I never expected how things would turn out. As the unfolded I began understanding more about the plot and indeed a perfectly woven story Bertauski created. It had lots of twists and turns that I immersed myself in. If I was a reader then I'm sure this would be a page turner. I couldn't stop listening to the story until I finished it in one day, well about 8hrs or less. This story even touched my heart as I listened to parts of it. The next story is called Foreverland is Dead and you can really read them or listen to them in any order you want to. I listened to them as it showed the order of the two books. I believe they can be read/listened as stand alone books but I highly recommend listening to them both. Yes, I've listened to Foreverland is Dead and Bertauski has blown me away. These two books are for teens and adults. I loved this story and I know you'll love this story as much as I did. I think you might even have a favorite out of the two because I do.
WARNING: THIS STORY MIGHT LOOK LIKE A CHILDREN'S BOOK BUT IT'S NOT MEANT TO BE HEARD BY CHILDREN.
This book was great and written by two well known authors. I must be honest and let it be known that I've never read nor listened to anything by either of these authors. I have several free kindle books by J.R. Rain but I've never read any of them but I might now, well I won't read them I'll definitely get the audio books.
I was hooked from the start, to the very end. This book was adventurous and it took me on some amazing journeys. I even imagined I was in the story. It was a fun and delightful audio. The authors wrote a magical story, that did include magic and tons of twist that made my heart race. This story really contained everything like magic, flying carpets, dragons, ogres, and much, much more. I definitely will be listening to the next book.
Paul Licameli did an excellent job with narrating the story. His performance was superb. The story was enjoyable but Paul's performance made this story delightful and intoxicating. He pulled me in and I was immersed, totally immersed. This is the second story that I've listened to by Paul Licameli and I've found both stories breathtaking. He's a very talented narrator and it shows. I highly recommend that you give this book a chance, the adults anyway. I guarantee you'll be engrossed in it and and by Paul's performance.
I read poetry a lot, having a daughter who writes poetry. My daughter writes a variety of different types of poetry. I've learned from my daughter that writing poetry is away to let things out.
My daughter and I both listened to Songlines together. We both really enjoyed the narrator Tiffany Williams as she read the poems. We both thoroughly found the poems entertaining. My daughter even loved the way Jen Minkman arranged her poems. My daughter's first poetry book isn't written and put together in such a way that every poem flowed and blended together.
I understand that each poem was individually written but the way they were written and arranged is perfect. The poems were short but extremely beautiful. I felt each poem held a meaning to me, some more than others. I feel every single person that reads or listens to Songlines will be touched in some way. Every poem will reach someone, everyone will find at least one poem that will hold some meaning to them. You'll find yourself listening or reading them over and over again. These poems truly are a journey that will take you anywhere. I especially loved the poem her dad wrote for her as a wedding gift, well on her wedding day, I have to say that's a gift that she'll have forever. I also see your poetry Jen Minkman giving my daughter inspiration and inspiring her to change the way she writes poetry or puts it together. If it does, I'll make sure that she adds your name to one of her poetry books or a book that she writes. She also writes and she just turned 17 years old. I really loved these poems and I recommend anyone that loves poetry or even if you don't you should get this. It's well worth the listen and I believe anyone who listens or even reads them will fall in love with them all.
THIS BOOK DIDN'T FEEL LIKE EROTICA BUT MORE LIKE SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY.
When Ava Windsor's father died she doesn't want to leave her home but realizes she doesn't have any choice. She packs her things, leaves Earth and moves to an Elite colony on the moon, yes, on the moon. Nicolas, is a half uncle she doesn't even remember ever meeting but has now become her guardian. He's her custodian until she turns 21 years of age. She can't touch her money her dad has left her until she reaches that age. She's the only child of a disowned Elite father and a common mother that just makes things more complicated. Surviving the Luna Six Elites who treat commoners as servants should be the least of Ava's worries. Nicolas Carter is nothing as she'd expected. He's younger than her dad and way sexier. Even though he condemns the Elites lifestyles there's something about Ava he can't stop thinking about nor can she. J.H.
Ava struggles with her feelings but soon discovers that Nicolas is to. I actually liked the story and the setting. I will be honest and admit that I am still having trouble about the whole half uncle thing and the author shouldn't have used that in the story because that's incest. I think the author could have said it was her uncle by marriage or someone that wasn't any kin at all. It's a fast paced story. Melissa Huso did an exceptional job with narrating this story. I was able to understand and identify each character that was speaking. Author Jocelyn Han did a wonderful job creating this world. I would read another book by this author because in all honesty the storyline was written extremely well. I only hope that she doesn't write another story with anyone related. If you can get by that then the story is really good and I will be looking for more stories by her.
This is a short story but it was very good. It took me about 35 to 45 minutes to listen to the audio. A very enjoyable story. Bronson Black is Dogboy, a 13 year old super hero of Colta City. He's set out to find a killer after seeing local business man Dexter Stonehouse gunned down on Liberty Pier.
The narrator did an excellent job at capturing the voices of each character. He made it very enjoyable to listen to. I found the story to flow smoothly but fast paced. I loved how Nathan Beatty was able to distinguish the characters voices and made them all unique and different.
This is the first thing that I've ever read/listened to by Bill Meeks and I wasn't disappointed. This story was a wonderful short story. The story is meant for teens but it's still an excellent story for adults as well. It's filled with adventure, mystery, and intrigue. I can't wait for the next installment by Bill. I only wish they were longer, at least six to eight hours long. I highly recommend that you give this story a try. I'll think you'll enjoy it as much as I have.
FIRST OF ALL, I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE STORY AND THE PERFORMANCE FROM THE NARRATOR PAUL HEITSCH!
Summertime, it's a time for lazy, pleasure filled days. A Golden time, that's what Chris Anderson, brother Aaron, and their friends expected that final summer. Freedom and lazy days before the responsibilities of college and career. An idyll in their new found place on the shores of three small lakes. But TriLakes is no Oasis. A millennium ago it became the focal point of a powerfully malevolent force, and the remnants of an ancient Viking bloodfeud.
HATRED IS IT'S SOURCE.
BLOOD GIVES IT POWER.
AND ONLY SACRIFICE CAN BANISH IT.
This story feels like it's in the 70's with the description of the cars and such. They do what most young men do in that time. They enjoy riding around, hanging out together, and girls, yes, they like to drink and party. That summer doesn't end up as it should and it's not as everything should be. This story is absolutely wonderful and even better to listen to because I've actually read the story before listening to it. I recommend the audio, there's no comparison because the audio is hands down the better choice.
Paul Heitsch did an excellent job and he pulled me in right from the start. I loved how he changed his voices to young men and I was able to understand each one that was speaking. With one of the characters, Paul created this laugh that was great to hear as he laughed and made noises that he thought this young man would. I can see this character laughing that way myself. He did a wonderful job with every character. The girls voices were just as great, no flaws at all. They sounded just like females. I don't think people give narrators credit for what they do. I however do my very best to give credit to them especially when they deserve it. Paul Heitsch is definitely worth the credit and he deserves to be noticed for his work. I know it's hard especially for men to do a female character, and making each females voice different is much harder. But Paul does an outstanding job with that and he doesn't seem to have any trouble at all. He did an incredible job distinguishing each and every character. I really do find Paul Heitsch to be extremely talented and I think I can say I'm qualified enough to say that. I have listened to well over three thousand audio books since 2012. I have over three thousand audio books in my library. They all are 8hrs or longer except for about 20 audios. Some narrators I take notice to because they grab my attention and when that happens I don't have any trouble recommending them to an author. I'll actually reach out and email the author and give them a list of narrators to be looking for if they are getting auditions for one of their audio books. I will be recommending Paul Heitsch to authors that I know. I can only hope that he'll happen to be looking and audition for the role. I often get to listen to the auditions and if I were to hear him and I felt he fit the role of the characters I'd say yes Paul's the best choice. If I listened to him but felt like something was missing I'd have the author ask him to change some things and listen to it again. But, not all great narrators are meant for the job. I think it really depends on the genre of the book. Okay, I've gotten of course and I'm sorry for that. Paul was perfect for this story and I really think that he might be one of the few that can narrate anything he tries. There's some that can and I believe Paul is the type of narrator that can perform anything he tries. I've listened to three audio's that he's narrated and I don't have one bad thing to write about his performance. I might not have liked one of the stories but that doesn't have anything to do with him and his talents. I look forward to listening to more work by him.
So all in all, I found it a very enjoyable audio book to listen to. The story was well written. Author Brian Hodge used a vivid imagination when creating this story.The story was written almost like a true story because so many parts felt real until you start getting into the supernatural things. The young men drinking, the girls, hanging out, and even the families could all be real. I listened to the story and as I often do when listening to a good audio, I was swept away and envisioning the story. It's like I see it as it plays out. I was engrossed in the story and this was the first story I've read/listened to by Author Brian Hodge. I will be looking for more of his work but hopefully he has more on Audible because I love being able to listen to an audio book as I do other things. I was glued to the story from start to finish. I highly recommend this audio book. I'm sure if you've read it before then you need to go back and listen to the audio because I guarantee you'll be swept away as I was.
This story was a true masterpiece.
Sometimes life can really feel like a fairytale but when things happen, like learning about something you thought differently about can change everything. Living in a castle in the south of France means everything. Terri Fortier grows up there and she loves to listen to her dad tell fairytales to her. On her eighteenth birthday Terri runs from her home and the marriage her parents arranged for her when she was a child. They did this to save their family vineyard from an age old curse. Terri makes it to Napa Valley and puts down roots there, and much to her luck she discovers a magical vineyard. Terri also learns so much while living there, secrets to making great burgundy, and how to unlock the heart, and by discovering these secrets it will save the family vineyards.
I absolutely loved the story. The narrator Karen Krause did a super job with capturing the characters accents and pulling the listener in. She was very enjoyable to listen to. She did a great job at changing her voice for each character, even the men. There's so many times that I felt as if I was watching the story as it unfolded. Karen Krause's narration is simply fantastic.
Authors Marla J. Hayes and Angela Falkowska have written a lovely fairytale. I find that this story shows a variety of things we can learn from or even use ourselves about life, such as tragedy and independence. They created a story that I found easy to envision myself living in. I won't lie to you and say I jumped right in from the very beginning and loved it. NO, instead I tried several times to listen to it and I wasn't getting it. I finally tried one more time, I went in with a clear mind, I just deleted all my troubles and worries from my mind, and I went in with an open mind and I started it over. It captivated me and I couldn't stop. I finished it within a few hours.
This story took me on some adventures, twist, and turns that I'm sure you'll love. This story is fascinating and unique. The authors unfold this story in a way that you can't help but be drawn in. I highly recommend this story. It's not your everyday fairytale and I'm thankful for that. I would love to listen to another fairytale story like this again. I really think anyone who gets this audio will be very happy that they did and it doesn't disappoint. I think it's a great audio book for all ages.
On Earth's present day, Khan Laenser discovers his brother is going to kill him. He grabs up what's important to him but just enough that his horse and he can carry and sets out running for his life. He has a map that he follows that is suppose to be a shortcut with what is believed to be a hidden portal to another world. He's sure if he can find this place his brother will never find him. Princess Daria of Seagem is asked for her hand in marriage by Thadis, king of a neighboring country. After she refuses his proposal he invades Seagem. Obeying her dad's orders, she flees from the only home she's ever known and for her life. She finds herself in a desert, falling prey to creatures she's never seen before when the man in her dreams comes and rescues her. They join forces to defeat their enemies. Khan is somewhat at a disadvantage because now that the princess is there with him, he finds himself falling for her more with each day that passes. But, he vowed to Withea, a shrine but also a goddess to make her land flourish again. By doing this he also committed to be abstinent while he makes the ancient world Kimtair civilized again. This is something that Khan finds to be a test on a daily basis now that Daria is there.
Narrator Noah Michael Levine brings this story to life. As I listened to him and tell about this fantasy world, I found myself visualizing everything he's speaking of. I absolutely loved how he changes his accents with every character and even the noises that the different creatures make. He did an outstanding job changing his voice to a female's voice. I find that Noah doesn't just read a story, NO, he performs the story. I see it like he's on stage and acting out an entire play by himself. His is extremely talented and if you listen to this story you won't be disappointed. He brings this amazing story to life. I don't think a narrator can do any better. I'm surprised that Debra Holland found him but I know she has to be very happy she did. I've helped authors with choosing a narrator by listening to the auditions that they get. I will say that sometimes you can be stuck because there's two narrators that auditioned that are both equally good. Debra, if you had others audition for this story, I must say you made the right decision! Noah's is the type of narrator that performs a story that you visualize everything. There's something about him because he is really talented. He pulls you in, keeps you glued to the story, and you can't stop until there's nothing left of the story. Once your finished you're ready to start the next book. I will definitely be looking for other books that Noah Levine has narrated.
Author Debra Holland has blown me away with this story. If you're familiar with her other audio books then you will find she's created an amazing story that's unlike anything that I've listened to by her. I will say that I absolutely love fantasy of all types but Science Fiction/Fantasy isn't my favorite type. She created a brilliant story that I love. There's never a dull moment when you're listening to something by Debra Holland but this story is much more than the Montana Sky series. Debra shows us that she can create a different story, an absolute brillliant fantasy in her mind and then on paper. Debra describes the worlds perfectly. Seagem is much more than I could have imagined it to be. She adds so much detail to this story but NOT so much that you'll become bored. I can't describe this story in the way I feel it should be because it's such an amazing story. I found the creatures she created to be so unique but possible to have been real a million years ago or even in our future. The goddess is another wonderful addition to the story, the healing properties, and the telepathy among the humans all completes the story unlike any I have ever read before.
This is the best Science Fiction/Fantasy book that I've ever listened to or even read before. Debra, you really outdone yourself with this creation. It shows what a talented author you truly are. This story really did grab me, it mesmerized me, captivated me, and pulled me in from the beginning to the very end. I loved it so much that I started the audio over and I listened to the story again. I wanted more and I couldn't help but listen to the story twice back to back. I may even listen to it again. I can't wait for Debra's second book to the Gods' Dream Trilogy, Reaper of Dreams. I highly, highly recommend that you give this audio book a try. I am sure that you'll love this story and won't regret purchasing it. It's not your normal Debra Holland story, it's so, so much more. I can't wait for the next book, I've heard it's as good as this one, Sower of Dreams but maybe even better. Wow, I can't imagine it being even better, if so then it's smoking. I have to say thank you Debra for creating a world that I enjoyed immensely and the narrator for pulling me in and keeping me intrigued to the very end, thank the both of you.
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