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  • Darlene Bobich: Zombie Killer: A Dying Days Book

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Armand Rosamilia
    • Narrated By Carolyn Nicely
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (34)

    Thirteen tales of Darlene Bobich! The prequel to the successful Dying Days zombie novella. Includes a free preview of Dying Days.

    anne says: "DARLENE IS AWESOME!"
    "An excelent book !"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Darlene Bobich: Zombie Killer to be better than the print version?

    No, why would I, when it is the same story?By the same Author.


    Which character – as performed by Carolyn Nicely – was your favorite?

    Darlene Bobrick


    Any additional comments?

    Another winner from Armand Rosamilia.

    What would it be like to be a seventeen year old girl ,when the world went down the drain? Would you have the basic skills and quick wit to survive?Come along on the journey Darlene Bobich ,she is a strong girl who was forced to survive on her own ,and the people she crossed paths with.

    This is another winning story from Armand Rosamilia.Well written with strong and interesting female lead.He never lets you down and leaves you wanting to read more of his books.Thanks Armand for another good read.

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  • Lone Wolf: Olento Research, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Sarah Noffke
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Klett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
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    The pack is coming together, but one wolf would rather be alone with his demons than united as a team. In the second installment in the Olento Research series, Connor runs from the Lucidite Institute and his pack, fearful of what the wolf will make him do. All of the men describe feeling the impulses, the desires that are unquenchable, coursing through them. But Connor knows he has a lesser chance of resisting those impulses due to his background.

    Charles says: "Big Bad Wolf"
    "A mess to clean up"
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    What made the experience of listening to Lone Wolf the most enjoyable?

    A good Narrator and a well written story


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If time permitted.


    Any additional comments?

    Another series of Characters to love by Mrs. Sarah Noffke. She never disappoints. What a rich world she creates for her readers to get lost in.
    The Canis Lupus project of the Olender Research Company, is proving to be a mess to clean up for the Lucidite Institute.Now Olento has a new project in the works.
    Adelaide has taken on some of her father's attributes as to giving people at the Lucidite Institute nick names and Ren's "forget the rules, because they don't apply to me attitude."The institute had an unwelcome visitor sent by Olender Research to get more information. We also find out more about the FBI agent Rio.
    I love this new series from Sarah Noffke. It is unlike any werewolf story you have read to date.What brilliance to add the Dream travelers gifts.We have all the faves from the institute like Tray ,Aidan,Pop's and many more.

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  • Alpha Wolf: Olento Research, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Sarah Noffke
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Klett
    Overall
    (30)
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    (29)
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    Twelve men went missing. Six months later, they awake from drug-induced stupors to find themselves locked in a lab. And on the night of a new moon, 11 of those men, possessed by new - and inhuman - powers, break out of their prison and race through the streets of Los Angeles until they disappear one by one into the night. Olento Research wants its experiments back. Its CEO, Mika Lenna, will tear every city apart until he has his werewolves imprisoned once again.

    anne says: "IT WAS JUST OK FOR ME!"
    "Awesome Read"
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    Which character – as performed by Elizabeth Klett – was your favorite?

    She did a great job with all the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    Alpha Wolf By Sarah Noffke
    4/2017

    This is the series that came after Ren Lewis.It is a stand alone series as well as smoothly knitted into Mrs.Noffke's other series.
    It brought a smile to my face having a part of Ren back in Adelaid's snark.
    If you read Ren, You will recognize several characters form the Lucidite Institute.You also would know the lead investigator into the Werewolf outbreak, "Canis Lupus Project" is what the creators called it. is Ren's daughter Adelaide.It was the level 5 case her dad had been working on and he handed it to Adelaide before he left.Tray Underwood, head Official at the Lucidite Institute, Adelaide ,Trent the head strategist, Dr. Aiden Livingston (it was his research that was stolen when he asked for outside help on a project he was working on for Ren.) Rox is an FBI agent/dream traveler that has joined the team.
    There were 12 men abducted from various locations, we met 4 of the werewolf /dream travelers in this book Rio, Zephyr, Kaleb Magner, and Connor as well as a few of the lead people at the Olento Research facility. Mika, Alexander Drake, Morgan,(Morgan has a twin sister and Mr.Lenna offered them more money if Morgan could get his twin to participate in his testing research trial.) Then there is Grant (head of security at Olento )We also fine one of the men was an apprentices of the dastardly Charles Knight. A character from the Vagabond Circus series.
    This is a werewolf story that you haven't seen before. So complex and intriguing story. Mrs. Noffke is a brilliant Author and all her books tie in with the Dream traveler world she so painstakingly created. I love seeing characters I already know their back story and have seen them in action. She always introduces us to newbie’s as well as our old friends and nemesis. You haven't read any of Sarah Noffke's other books? Don't worry they do quite well as stand alone series. Sarah is brilliant in her writing. I have read four of her series and always want to read more. The Alpha Wolf series is off to a hair raising good start, I can hardly wait for the next installment and this one hasn't hit the book shelves yet.

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  • Lament

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jack Wallen
    • Narrated By Jack Wallen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
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    In a world ruled by Big Data and BigPharma, society's only hope falls into the hands of neophyte data jockeys known as Somnambulous. While the human race was jacking in and sucking down a few ones and zeros to ride the Lament, Somnambulous discovered something big and dark on the horizon. Big Data had Big Pharma. Big Pharma had Lament. Lament had everyone.

    Tony says: "Thoroughly enjoyable. "
    "The code holds the secrets"
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    Would you listen to Lament again? Why?

    Yes it was well written and the narration was excellent


    What other book might you compare Lament to and why?

    I don't compare books , I think it is rude and not helpful.


    Have you listened to any of Jack Wallen’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes , many of the books he has narrated. I like his style. He uses his voice instead of sound effects that drown out the narrator's voice to get the utmost reaction from his audience.


    Any additional comments?

    It was unlike anything I had read before. Fast, Complex and well written.I am not Tech savvy or a Cyber Geek and yet this book was enjoyable and not over my head.
    Cyber punk
    Jet is the one who discovered Lament and named it and is the creator of Somnambulous and it employs some of the top hackers a team that’s main purpose is to look after Human population and protect them by taking down Big Data &Big Pharma .The team consist of the best of the best Jet ,Sidy Sin for short, Anvil,Rez is second in charge, and the newest member Lurch.
    Jinnai(Jin),has always been on Jet’s side and will help him in any way she can.Plus Jet is one of the few people that can understand Jin speak.She may have a future at Somamabulous as a team member(She is a delightful character.)She is the Princess of OR. A cute smart and inventive cherub of a girl.
    Their Arch nemesis is at Pharm Con is Dorian Drake a construct that may not be as bad as he seems. Eccentric yes,but perhaps not altogether bad.His boss or the Boss over the whole of Pharm Con and DataThe CHER a much more sinister Construct that has evolved and holds human life in such low regard.
    A few other players is the World Security Agency (WSA)
    Lament the overwhelming craving for Data.It does bad things to the human body and mind if they can’t get their fix of data.
    This story takes place in two worlds, Real Time (RT) and Ocular Reality (OR).A few of the key players in OR is Kagami The leader of Yakuza in the Shinjuku area a dark and seedy place.And she can call the Reavers if you are a troublemaker to whipe you out.
    AK is the main Club in OR Built for the Cosplaying folks seeking petabyte data downloads. Ravenouse can get you whatever you desire in clubAK.Be careful in Club AK or you could find yourself a willing prisoner .
    There are many dangerous forgotten fragments of old code that have evolved into things that can easily take your life in Plague town in OR
    This was a delightful hacker’s dream of a story in a future world. Well written with knowledge of the cyber world.Jack Wallen has brought us yet another book that was conceived outside of the box.

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  • Released: Vagabond Circus, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Sarah Noffke
    • Narrated By Steve Barnes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
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    (10)
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    When a threat so brutal it has the force to rip the magic right out of the world takes over Vagabond Circus, everyone seeks refuge away from the big top. Finley knows he has to protect the circus he's grown to love and its people. But to do that he'll have to further scar his soul. Jack is relentless to take back what was stolen from him, but in the process he becomes someone he never expected. And this acrobat, who once stole the hearts of millions, accidentally steals a heart he didn't expect.

    AudioBook Reviewer says: "It is amazing how pleasant Noffke’s books are"
    "The Show must go on"
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    What did you love best about Released?

    How they worked together to find the truth.


    Which character – as performed by Steve Barnes – was your favorite?

    He did a great job with the book and all the characters.He was exactly the voice I heard in my head for Tidus


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There were several deaths in this book and for two of them I did the "Happy Dance." A shocking part was when Finley's father was,what a crushing blow. There is more to this story and more secrets to be uncovered.


    Any additional comments?

    Book 3Releasrd…A tale of treachery
    Charles Knight was Dr.David Raydon’s brother and his first performer 20 yrs ago. Where David brought out the good in people, Charles naturally brings out the bad and depravity in people. Charles was banned from the Vagabond Circus yrs ago. At a time when evil had destroyed Dr.Raydon’s beloved circus. Being Daivid’s brother, Charles now owned the majority share and Titus being Dr Raydon’s partner with a holding of 45% of the Circus.
    Mr. Knight had driven onto the circus grounds with big black trucks, the man himself had to be 7ft tall wiry and pale. Like he had never seen the sun. Mr Knight’s eyes were cruel and cold. Sabasten the boy Dave had taken in and who had ran away after the tragedy struck was there standing beside this hateful man along with a smaller redheaded girl named Gwen they were Knight’s enforcers and eyes, both very creepy. At the meeting he marched in two rows sad looking children all wearing black t-shirts looking down at the ground , there had to be at least 40 of them. They didn’t speak or look up. Mr.Kight forbid any of the Circus folks from speaking or interacting with “his children” in any way.
    Mr.Knight was going to change up the show. Where it was light and airy it was now spooky and heavy. There was drinking and fighting among the Vagabond Circus family, things were going on that Dave would never have allowed. Ian, the crew had had told the performers that they had to stay for the greater good. Ian was never wrong and he had a good reputation so very one listened to him. Knight would plague those who disobeyed him with horrible headaches. They had to play along for now even though everything in them told them to run. No one was happy except maybe Padmal, because she was able to talk Knight into letting them juggle with sharp ice sickles, something Dave had shot down when it was first mentioned. She hated Dave for taking her and her brothers out of the orphanage. She just knew her mother would come back for her some day, but her adoration for Mr.Kinght will be short lived. The performers all felt helpless and miserable. Finley was keeping his distance from Zuma and the others to protect them from the wrath of Knight. Knight would find who or what you loved and he would hurt or destroy them in order to control.
    There is a small core group that were planning on getting rid of Knight, Gwen & Sebastian. They just had to keep the Legacy alive of what Dr.Raydon had created they had to take the Circus back.
    Fanny had tossed a huge secret. It changed everything in the way Mr. Knightly believed to be true. It made Finley’s life even worse for a time. All hope was not lost. Even though there had been several deaths under Mr. Knights leadership.

    To find out more pick up this enchanting series and other books by Sarah Noffke. You will be memorized and amazed. This Dream Traveler world that Mrs. Noffke created is amazing and it stretches across several of her series. Each one is enchanting, well written and will transport you in time. You will love her well rounded, complex and amazing characters, and love to hate others.

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  • Ren: The Monster's Death

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Sarah Noffke
    • Narrated By Tim Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
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    (17)
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    Ren Lewis is the most powerful man in the world and he's about to prove it. God, Ren believes, has battled him his entire life, trying to use him as a pawn or punish him for his wrong doings. This man, with powers most can't fathom, has been content to use his skills to help humanity. However, when God makes a move that will carve out Ren's heart for the rest of his life, he makes the decision to finally outmaneuver the Almighty Creator.

    Rabid Reader says: "Absolutely brillient"
    "We hope to see you again Ren Lewis"
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    What did you love best about Ren: The Monster's Death?

    So much, it is hard to pick just one. I would say the heart to heart he had with his daughter before he left and the time he spent with his mom.


    What other book might you compare Ren: The Monster's Death to and why?

    None because I think that is rude to do so.


    What does Tim Campbell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He IS the voice of Ren Lewis. No one else would have done this series justice. He is truly amazing.


    Any additional comments?

    Ren 4
    Ren Lewis and others at the Institute had vetted the Presidential candidates and has chosen Douglas the billionaire clown with a low IQ over Jill Rodgers.Jill according to Roya’s report will create real change in a position that has actual power. Douglas’s personality is more moldable and easier to control and monitor to ensure the safety of the nation. Ren of course thinks the man is an idiot because Ren had bypassed hundred of Secret service agents and this guy is asking all the wrong questions. Ren does not employ his mind control he simply “tells Doug that he is the man who is gong to help him win the election, but that he as to do everything Ren tells him from this point forward. Ren gives Doug ”a number he is to call every day to give updates on important issues,Doug was also told what will happen to him if he failed to follow his instructions and comply. Doug works for the Lucidites organization now.. He asks Ren if he can still the retina scanner security bill? For all government facilities, Ren said sure and left.

    Adelaide finished at the top of her class and is now an agent of the Lucite Institute. She is already getting board with the level one cases.Trent the man to took over Ren’s position as the Head Strategist thinks she is ready for class 3 or above cases. Ren disagreed. She has so much potential to be a Great Agent. Ren is proud of her.

    Ren is also working on something special, not for the Lucidite Institution yet he is using it’s recourses. Aiden is helping him with experiments and research. It is something to help his beloved Dahlia. She is his true love, he can not imagine life without her. It won’t be like when he lost his mom to cancer, he felt so helpless, and could only see the approaching death when he was with his mom, he didn’t know how to help him mom. Her death nearly destroyed him even though he would never admit that.
    Ren’s snark is still intact but over the past 12 months he has almost become kind. It may have to do with having his daughter and grandson and Pop’s now living under the same roof with Ren & Dahlia. Pop’s (Renard Ren’s dad) Is Lucien full time nanny he is really good with the little tike, his great grandson and cares for Dahlia’s needs he protectively looks after them both. Ren just doesn’t understand why with a ten thousand foot mansion why Lucien the “little terror” as Ren likes to call him prefers to play, leaving his toys in Ren’s personal space, his office and his favorite plaid armchair.
    Dahlia get more frail every day, her body is being ravished by the cancer, bone thin and pale but still beautiful. She keeps the room she shares with Ren cold, it helps her want to stay under the covers, therefore staying in bed like the Doctor had ordered. Time is running out and Ren know this. He also knows the grief will be short lived and they will have plenty of time together.
    Ren is working so hard, he is a shell of whom he has always been. He is tired yet he surges forward bot at the Institute and on his special project. So it will be time to fill Dahlia in on the details.
    Ren ask Aiden to create some technology for him.He wants to turn a Middling into a Dream Traveler, it will take both process and drugs.Aiden tells Ren what he is asking is an impossible task. Ren counters that that is where Scientist fall short. They always see the can’t .
    I am not going to tell you anymore of the details of the how or what. I will say Adelide and her father had a touching moment, Ren met a few people to help him make the transition one being his mom who had died in his arms all those years ago. It was sweet that he was able to tell her that he loved her, something he had longed to do after her death. Will he find Dahlia his true love? Will they have a forever after? Will they get to a plaine of Dream travel where he can come back or will his loved ones be able to dream travel to see both Ren & Dahlia? Some of these questions will be answered in this book, some we will have to wait and see in future books like Alpha Wolf, where we can check up on how Adelaide is doing with the werewolf case her dad had turned over to her care before he went.
    I love the character of Ren Lewis and for that reason I will not say goodbye to him. I don’t believe he is gone for good. I hope to see this beloved character in future works of Sarah Noffke’s.
    Mrs. Noffke is a tremendously talented Author, she is at a level of intelligent writing that other’s strive to reach. She makes it seem so easy with her intriguing tales and adventures of the Dream Traveler world. She knows when and where to pull your heart strings. She has left me “Tongue tied” twice with her series. Something that does not happen near enough. Her books remind me I am alive and accesses emotions I forgot I had.I am a veracious reader and my yearly average is between 76 and 100 books a year not including manuals and journals. Only one other Author moves me with their words like Mrs. Noffke does, that is Jack Wallen. Like Sarah’s books the story stays with you long after the ending. I am so thankful for These beautiful works of art Sarah Noffke has put out into the world and shared with us so generously, I have now read three of her series and each is unique unto it’s self even though all have very talented Dream Travelers in them and we do see some of our favorite characters visiting in other series. That is not an easy thing to do for an Author to keep the complexity of it all so together in their minds. Thank you again for sharing this wonderful world with us Mrs. Noffke.

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  • Punk Ass Punk

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jack Wallen
    • Narrated By Jack Wallen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    This government asset is so rogue, it's punk! Oi! Anarchy. Chaos. Punk rock. The NSA fights to keep such things at bay...until they run out of options. That's exactly what has happened in their failed attempt to take down one of the most elusive drug lords on the planet. When government agent Zed has nowhere to turn, he looks to his favorite punk band, Punk Ass Punk, to lend their special talents to an operation with a hidden agenda. When you can no longer never mind the bollocks, you strap on your combat boots, spike up your hair, and turn the espionage up to 11.

    Tony says: "Frckn Awesome."
    "Bang your Head. A wild ride with PAP"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Punk Ass Punk?

    The test they had once they thought it was all over


    What does Jack Wallen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is a master of voice, clear ,precise and he doesn't need the annoying bells, whistle and too loud music sound effects to tell a riveting story. All he needs is his voice.


    Any additional comments?

    Punk Ass Punk By Jack Wallen 3 24 2017

    We have an unlikely team or in this case Punk band members being roped into bed with the a secret government agency to bring down a drug ring. They Gustav(the narco syndicate ring leader) fave group. Rommy a 90 something yr old frail looking lady is the second in charge, but she is one tough Bird. The members of PAP is Flotsam, Britta(his wife),Driver and Patch This long time manager is left out of the loop of what is going on, as far as he knows is that they just disappeared out of the blue. The bands new handler is Zed and Zeds mescal Torgo. Torgo is am man of few words.
    They feel there must be a mistake, they have railed against "The man" for most of their lives. They are dammed if they do and dammed if they don't.
    This is an entertaining book, by the master himself Jack Wallen. Mr.Wallen is too good at writing about the underworld and the seedy side of the populous. He has the Punk ti a T. The character's are believable and the various exchanges are as well. Just when they think they are in the clear, they will be tested to their breaking point. Pick up your copy today

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  • Suspended: The Vagabond Circus, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Sarah Noffke
    • Narrated By Steve Barnes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (23)

    When a stranger joins the cast of Vagabond Circus - a circus that is run by Dream Travelers and features real magic - mysterious events start happening. The once orderly grounds of the circus become riddled with hidden threats. And the ringmaster realizes not only is his circus and its magic at risk, but also his very life.

    Lisa B. says: "Suspensefully Suspended"
    "An Amazing Circus with the most amazing Ringmaster"
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    Which character – as performed by Steve Barnes – was your favorite?

    He does an amazing job with all the characters.He was the perfect voice for this series.


    Any additional comments?

    Book one, Suspended
    We meet the Owner & Ring Master Dr.David Raydon, Who gave up his Psychiatric practice at the Lucidite Institute 20 yrs ago, along with giving his belongings away, he sold his Estate to follow his dream of running a circus. That was the Beginning of the Vagabond Circus. A kind happy man. Dave had two rules that the performers must live by 1 Show respect to each other at all times. 2 No romantic relationships between performers. He had a very good reason to enforce these two simple rules even though only a select few knew what it was. Dave knows someone has been breaking into his trailer and office,moving his things around and touching everything, nothing is missing,at first he thought someone that knew he had OCD was playing tricks on him the first time, but the third time he knew someone was up to no good.
    Titus- Dave’s long time friend, adviser and Creative Director
    Fanny, a wonderful Healer and a Nanny to the younger children at the circus. A mother figure to all.
    The Stars of the circus is the Acrobats. Jack, Jasmine, Zuma, a girl who was cursed because she was born at the Vagabond Circus, a girl all fell in love with her beauty and grace. A new comer Finley, a boy shrouded in mystery. (He was there on a mission and he would not fail.) Someone from within the circus family had diabolical plans for Dr. David Raydon.
    Ian a crew hand who also could truly see the future and would fill in at Zuma’s Fortune teller booth before the show times after the act story line was changed to incorporate Finley into the act.
    The children under Fanny’s care are…
    Sunshine she could read emotions and she was the star of the fire act in the show.
    Oliver an illusionist as well as a sweet hearted boy.
    Emily was the youngest at the age of 4, she was too young to have a job under the Big top. Benjamin (Benny) was 10 yrs of age and his talent has not yet showed it’s self.
    Sebastian was also relatively new to the family, he was 11 yrs of age or so they thought.
    The Juggling triplets Haady oldest brother by a few seconds, Padmal the ill tempered sister of the three and Nabhi the youngest brother.
    We see how wonderful and close this family was sure it had minor scrimmages or personality conflicts from time to time. Dave was a nurturing loving Father to all. Many of the performers would lay down their life for Dave if needed because he had saved many from a bad life on the streets or in an orphanage. Although Dave would never allow anyone to sacrifice anything on his behalf. It was a pleasant place to live and work. The Vagabond Circus brought out the best in them all

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  • Vagabond Circus Series Boxed Set

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Sarah Noffke
    • Narrated By Steve Barnes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (49)
    Story
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    When a stranger joins the cast of Vagabond Circus - a circus that is run by Dream Travelers and features real magic - mysterious events start happening. The once orderly grounds of the circus become riddled with hidden threats. And the ringmaster realizes not only are his circus and its magic at risk, but also his very life.

    Susi says: "loved this"
    "Enchanting & Mesmerizing Come one ,come all"
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    Have you listened to any of Steve Barnes’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not that I know of but he did a wonderful job on this series.


    Any additional comments?

    Vagabond Circus Series Boxed Set
    by Sarah Noffke March 10 2017

    Book one, Suspended A tale of Grace
    Vagabond Circus Creed: Dave wanted to show the world there was true magic in the world in the hopes they would find magic with in themselves
    We meet the Owner & Ring Master Dr.David Raydon, Who gave up his Psychiatric practice at the Lucidite Institute 20 yrs ago, along with giving his belongings away, he sold his Estate to follow his dream of running a circus for possessions never brought him true happiness. That was the Beginning of the Vagabond Circus. A kind happy man. Dave had two rules that the performers must live by 1 Show respect to each other at all times. 2 No romantic relationships between performers. He had a very good reason to enforce these two simple rules even though only a select few knew what it was.
    Titus- Dave’s long time friend, adviser and Creative Director
    Fanny, a wonderful Healer and a Nanny to the younger children at the circus. A mother figure to all.
    The Stars of the circus is the Acrobats. Jack, Jasmine, Zuma, a girl who was cursed because she was born at the Vagabond Circus, a girl all fell in love with her beauty and grace. A new comer Finley, a boy shrouded in mystery. (He was there on a mission and he would not fail.) Someone from within the circus family had diabolical plans for Dr. David Raydon.
    Ian a crew hand who also could truly see the future and would fill in at Zuma’s Fortune teller booth before the show times after the act story line was changed to incorporate Finley into the act.
    The children under Fanny’s care are…
    Sunshine she could read emotions and she was the star of the fire act in the show.
    Oliver an illusionist as well as a sweet hearted boy.
    Emily was the youngest at the age of 4, she was too young to have a job under the Big top. Benjamin (Benny) was 10 yrs of age and his talent has not yet showed it’s self.
    Sebastian was also relatively new to the family, he was 11 yrs of age or so they thought.
    The Juggling triplets Haady oldest brother by a few seconds, Padmal the ill tempered sister of the three and Nabhi the youngest brother.
    We see how wonderful and close this family was sure it had minor scrimmages or personality conflicts from time to time. Dave was a nurturing loving Father to all. Many of the performers would lay down their life for Dave if needed because he had saved many from a bad life on the streets or in an orphanage. Although Dave would never allow anyone to sacrifice anything on his behalf. It was a pleasant place to live and work. The Vagabond Circus brought out the best in them all

    Book two Paralyzed…A tale of Secrets
    Secret of the Vagabond circus history had begun to seep out finding the light. Many had felt betrayed. Shouldn’t they have know what they were now hearing? Why hadn’t the big lovable man confided in them? Some had known Dr. David Raydon their whole lives. They were family and they all but one or two loved the Vagabond circus as much as Dave did.
    Tragedy struck like a thief in the night. Vagabond Circus family is deeply grieving for the loss of the heart of Vagabond Circus. Titus the second in charge is beside himself, indecision has paralyzed him. He is over whelmed in his grief. Titus knows he wants to do Dave proud in keeping his legacy alive and thriving. Titus wanted to make David proud but where to start. He spent that first night going back and viewing the events of the evening, he had to get to the truth of just what had taken place and who had carried out the dastardly deed.
    Jack, Impulsive Jack, decided he was going to seek retribution for the death of his friend. Jack had no idea what he was in for. They knew Charles Knight was behind the plot to kill one of their family members. Jack was on his way to knights compound.
    Zuma enlist the help of Findley to try and save Jack. She had hoped they could cut him off before he got to the Knight compound. Finley was Charles Knight’s first named child, his best thief and the only one who had ever escaped his compound. What Zuma saw in Finley’s mind broke her heart, how can anyone treat their children that way?
    Charles knight was a collector of manufactured dream traveler children. He is cold calculating and the children has are his servants, they have nothing not even a name till they reach a point of successful heist and other task for Mr. Knight, then as a reward they get to pick their own name. He rules with an iron fist. Those who do not meet his expectations are killed and disposed of like trash. He has a team of adult Drones that help him with the kids, they are as cold and standoffish as Mr. Knight. Charles compound is designed with traps to keep him from prying eyes and the unwanted attention.
    We meet Zuma's family, they are wonderful kind accepting and loving. As wonderful as Zuma's family is ...Jack's family is HORRID! Shallow cold and they care more about appearance then they do their gravely injured son. It is for that reason Finley and Zuma told Jacks parents & his brothers that Jack & Zuma were engaged. Finley died a little inside but he had to do it to shut Jacks family up and to turn the screw just a little more.

    Book 3Releasrd…A tale of treachery
    Charles Knight was Dr.David Raydon’s brother and his first performer 20 yrs ago. Where David brought out the good in people, Charles naturally brings out the bad and depravity in people. Charles was banned from the Vagabond Circus yrs ago. At a time when evil had destroyed Dr.Raydon’s beloved circus. Being Daivid’s brother, Charles now owned the majority share and Titus being Dr Raydon’s partner with a holding of 45% of the Circus.
    Mr. Knight had driven onto the circus grounds with big black trucks, the man himself had to be 7ft tall wiry and pale. Like he had never seen the sun. Mr Knight’s eyes were cruel and cold. Sabasten the boy Dave had taken in and who had ran away after the tragedy struck was there standing beside this hateful man along with a smaller redheaded girl named Gwen they were Knight’s enforcers and eyes, both very creepy. At the meeting he marched in two rows sad looking children all wearing black t-shirts looking down at the ground , there had to be at least 40 of them. They didn’t speak or look up. Mr.Kight forbid any of the Circus folks from speaking or interacting with “his children” in any way.
    Mr.Knight was going to change up the show. Where it was light and airy it was now spooky and heavy. There was drinking and fighting among the Vagabond Circus family, things were going on that Dave would never have allowed. Ian, the crew had had told the performers that they had to stay for the greater good. Ian was never wrong and he had a good reputation so very one listened to him. Knight would plague those who disobeyed him with horrible headaches. They had to play along for now even though everything in them told them to run. No one was happy except maybe Padmal, because she was able to talk Knight into letting them juggle with sharp ice sickles, something Dave had shot down when it was first mentioned. She hated Dave for taking her and her brothers out of the orphanage. She just knew her mother would come back for her some day, but her adoration for Mr.Kinght will be short lived. The performers all felt helpless and miserable. Finley was keeping his distance from Zuma and the others to protect them from the wrath of Knight. Knight would find who or what you loved and he would hurt or destroy them in order to control.
    There is a small core group that were planning on getting rid of Knight, Gwen & Sebastian. They just had to keep the Legacy alive of what Dr.Raydon had created they had to take the Circus back.
    Fanny had tossed a huge secret. It changed everything in the way Mr. Knightly believed to be true. It made Finley’s life even worse for a time. All hope was not lost. Even though there had been several deaths under Mr. Knights leadership.

    To find out more pick up this enchanting series and other books by Sarah Noffke. You will be memorized and amazed. This Dream Traveler world that Mrs. Noffke created is amazing and it stretches across several of her series. Each one is enchanting, well written and will transport you in time. You will love her well rounded, complex and amazing characters, and love to hate others.

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  • Ren: The Monster's Adventure: A Ren Novella

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    • By Sarah Noffke
    • Narrated By Tim Campbell
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    Ren Lewis has seen it all, or so he likes to think. He's encountered every danger known to man. Due to his powers as a Dream Traveler and unstoppable work ethic, he's experienced more than any human alive. But Ren is about to have a brand new experience. He's being dragged on a family vacation. This vacation from hell is actually a spiritual excursion. The most powerful man in the world is stripped from his element and visited by three wise women confronting him about his past, present, and future.

    Rabid Reader says: "Shades of a Christmas Carol, an excellent story"
    "There is always something new to see & learn"
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    What did you love best about Ren: The Monster's Adventure?

    Everything.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I laughed for the first part of the book Ren is quite a character. The mystic vibe of this book. Wonder who set the wheels in motion to help Ren grow and let go. The heart-wrenching news that Dahlia revealed.


    Have you listened to any of Tim Campbell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    The other Ren Books he has narrated. He is the perfect voice for Ren Lewis


    Any additional comments?

    Ren 3.5 By Sarah Noffke
    Feb 15 2017

    We start off with Ren Lewis addressing his agents at the Luciditie Institute telling them that after twenty years of being the Head Strategist he was stepping down. Ren who had never taken a day off from his duties in 20 years. Ren named his replacement as Agent Trent Reynolds. Raven asked Ren if he was going to get a life. Ren said “Something like that.” Ren’s reply was intriguing to me, made me wonder what was up.

    Up until now Ren had refused to go on vacation with Dahlia, Ren just isn’t the relaxing vacation type person. Dahlia had decided they were all going to go on a real family vacation together, Dahlia, Ren, Adelaide, her son Lucian who is crawling now. Reynard “Pop’s”, will be joining them later.

    For the first half of the book I couldn’t help but laugh at Ren’s response to just about everything and every one, in his true Ren Lewis fashion. He is so snarky , if I met someone like him in real life I would probably not find him so funny. I would probably break a chair over his rude head.

    They start off with Dahlia driving. The E light came on, on the dash and neither Ren nor Dahlia knew what that light indicated, which amused Adelaide to now end. At first Adi thought they were kidding her. Dahlia told Ren to check the operations manual. Adelaide told them what it meant and that it had been on for a while. After they had ran out of gas , things got even more intriguing. An old blind women had approached him. She told Ren he was going to meet three wise women on his travels, that would give him advice that would benefit him greatly. That his future relies on him hearing the information given, putting it all together and following it through to the end. She told him these women would find him.

    The first women they met when they stopped for directions her name was Colleen, “Leen” for short, she was a humanitarian who nourished people with food. Of course Ren distrust her because who takes strangers in and feeds them? Ren was having quite a bad time a goat had gotten into their car because Adi left her door open in her rush to find that wonderful smell. It at all and only Ren’s clothing.
    The second women Stephanie Colemen, “Ephanie” for short. She was a rude Tour guide. They met after picking Reynard from the San Francisco air port.
    The Third one was a flower child Jessica, “Sica” for short. Adelaide had met who was in need of a ride so Adi told her she could ride with them. It was a while before Ren had noticed her in the back seat of the car.As they were making their way to the Red wood State Park.
    Something else with all three women and the old gypsy women he met first, they all instinctively knew his name.

    We found out what had been weighing heavily on Dahlia’s mind. She and Ren had agreed not to discuss it while they were on their family vacation. Even Pop’s had been told what was going on. Adi was in the dark at this point. Ren is not sure how he can be there for Dahlia in her time of need. Emotions is not something Ren knows how to handle, he was so far out of his wheelhouse here.

    I was breathless after reading this book. So many feelings and such growth for these characters we have come to love over the past several years. So many thought provoking turns. I am almost afraid to read book four, that will be out soon. I have got to say I just love this world that Mrs. Noffke has created. I love the morals and life lessons that are woven throughout her books.She doesn’t tell the readers what to think or how they should feel, it just happens in an organic way with her work. This is another win in the Ren series.

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  • Ren: The Monster Inside the Monster

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    • By Sarah Noffke
    • Narrated By Tim Campbell
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    Ren Lewis, who has faced every danger known to man, is about to meet a challenge he's convinced has the power to undo him. When he discovers that his daughter, Adelaide, has been hiding a pregnancy, he goes into hiding himself. With a new ferocity he throws himself into his work in order to avoid family responsibility. And there's enough work to keep him occupied with Vivian Bishop trying to infiltrate American homes, intent on controlling and manipulating their residents. Ren soon realizes that Vivian is his perfect enemy.

    Rabid Reader says: "A brilliant end to the series"
    "Wisdom comes from the oddest places."
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    Where does Ren: The Monster Inside the Monster rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At the top.


    What did you like best about this story?

    So many things. One of the funniest was when Adi told Ren she had put Lucian in the closet with toys while she finished dressing.


    What about Tim Campbell’s performance did you like?

    Everything. I just couldn't imagine anyone else being the voice of Ren.Mr.Campbell is perfect.He has great timing with the comic relief, He doesn't need to the annoying music or sound effects. His voice and range is all that is needed to make the story come alive.


    Any additional comments?

    Ren Hates Change, yet his world is changing right before his eyes.

    Ren Lewis finds out that Adelaide his newly found daughter is 3 to4 months pregnant and was trying to hide it. Ren is angry that he hadn’t put two and two together. Had he known, he would not have made Time traveling part of her training.Time travel can be dangerous for both mother and child, it could kill either or both. He sends a healer to Adelaide, her name is May. She is old and frail but the best at her job. Ren has known and trust her for a very long time, well as much as Ren can.

    Ren’s therapist and friend Dr.David Raydon has decided he was going to change his vocation. He was going to start a Circus where he could use his skills as a therapist to help people

    Ren is trying to find out who the Mole is in the Lucidite Institute. Someone is feeding Vivian Desmond “Vicky” info on Ren and events about the institute. Ren is the Head Strategist at the institute, he give each of his agents 5 residents of the Lucidite community. While Ren takes 50 to investigate himself. He enjoys calling Raven Ottomon one of his agents by any bird name but Raven. It is comical.

    Vicky has a diabolical plan to get into every home in America. Where her voice, therefore her power of persuasion, will be relayed through the Smart pods. Vicky claims it is for the greater good, that if there is an abusive father in a home with a smart pod she can stop the abuse. If there is a sloth of a mother in a home she can make her become a productive member of society. If there is a rebellious teen in a home, she can give a voice command to make them compliant ect.

    Ren knows Vivian is a ruthless killer and she is obsessed with Ren. Yet he never knew just how much. Ren went to the smart pod office and met his personal he had never conversed with before. Yet this perky chatterbox kept oozing how pleased she is to finally meet him in person. He sees the walls are lined with pictures of him & Vicky in various locations and being very chummy. None are real. They were masterfully photoshopped he had to admit. Ren did something I couldn’t believe.

    Adelaide went into labor 6 weeks early, she had her child and was convinced the infant hated her, she drank to escape and was happy to let the nanny deal with her sons Lucian’s needs. Ren was tied up with the case trying to find the mole in the institute and trying to deal with Vivian and Dahlia was on tour away from home. Things happen and the Nanny quite and left the child without adequate care because Lucian’s mother Adelaide wasn’t going to step up to the plate so Ren called in May.

    By the end of the book Ren called his father and asked that he move in with them. Ren felt Reynard Lewis, “Pop’s”, was better suited and softer around the edges to help Adelaide with whatever she was going through and to finish her training and pick up where Ren left off.Adelaide adored Reynard.

    There is so much more to this book than what I have shared here. It is a thought-provoking series when you are not laughing at Ren’s crassness. He is such a loveable brilliant curmudgeon. He is in a class all his own.

    Honestly, I don’t know how Sarah Noffke does it. One masterpiece after another. Each of her series tie into the Dream Traveler’s World and all stem from the Ren series. They are all crafted so very well. Please check out Sarah's books.

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