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Mindy Janicke

Mindy fangedmom

Freeport, IL, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Emerald Talisman

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Brenda Pandos
    • Narrated By Mary Morgan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
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    (21)
    Story
    (22)

    To be normal, 16-year-old Julia Parker would shed her empathic gift in a second. Life has been difficult since her mother's mysterious disappearance ten years earlier - an event she witnessed, but can't remember. Julia's situation becomes more complicated after a near death experience from a blood thirsty stalker. As high school students go missing it is clear there is a connection to her own experience - past and present. Someone has to stop the madness....

    Amazon Customer says: "Enjoy this series"
    "The Emerald Talisman AMAZING STORY and world"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    ABSOLUTLEY! I loved this book. At first I thought that Julia's voice was a little child like and I had a hard time figuring out how old she was. But as the story continued, I felt that Julia evolved and grew up in a sense. She was very good at hiding herself and it really showed in how Mary Morgan (the narrator) read the book.


    What other book might you compare The Emerald Talisman to and why?

    I do not compare books to other books. I don't think that is fair. Each book is unique and deserves to be amazing without riding the shirt tails of another book/author. This book was an incredible story. I love the world that author Brenda Pandos has created!


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

    I believe this is the first one. I think she did an amazing job!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were a lot actually. This book is full of emotion. The emotion meter is off the charts! At points you want to scream at Julia and then hug her the next. It is great to see how characters react to situations when in your head, you know exactly how you would react. When they react differently, THAT Is what makes a great story!


    Any additional comments?

    I REALLY wish that book 2 & 3 were ready for Audible *HINT HINT BRENDA & MARY* I really want to finish this series on audible as now I have the characters voices in my head and want to hear them MORE!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Runes, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Ednah Walters
    • Narrated By Valerie Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
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    (18)
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    Seventeen-year-old Raine Cooper has enough on her plate dealing with her father's disappearance, her mother's erratic behavior, and the possibility of her boyfriend relocating. The last thing she needs is Torin St. James - a mysterious new neighbor with a wicked smile and uncanny way of reading her. Raine is drawn to Torin's dark sexiness against her better judgment, until he saves her life with weird marks and she realizes he is different. But by healing her, Torin changes something inside Raine.

    Mindy Janicke says: "I am so in love with RUNES!!!"
    "I am so in love with RUNES!!!"
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    I read this book when it was first published. To be able to listen to it is a special treat! I am so happy to be back in Raine's world. I have so missed the world that Author Ednah Walters has created! NOW I have to go stalk her to find out where book 2 is so we can get it on Audible!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Iron Traitor

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Julie Kagawa
    • Narrated By Jake Lewis
    Overall
    (15)
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    (15)
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    After his unexpected journey into the lands of the fey, Ethan Chase just wants to get back to normal. Well, as "normal" as you can be when you see faeries every day of your life. Suddenly the former loner with the bad reputation has someone to try for - his girlfriend, Kenzie. Never mind that he's forbidden to see her again. But when your name is Ethan Chase and your sister is one of the most powerful faeries in the Nevernever, "normal" simply isn't to be.

    MAB says: "Long time coming...killer ending"
    "Another great story in the Iron series...."
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    I was so excited to find out that Author Julie Kagawa added the Iron Traitor to her Iron Fey series! I gobbled this book up! I was so excited to listen/read it. I was so sad for it to end. It was just as super amazing as all of the books in this series. I cannot wait for the next one!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shadows: Ashes Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Ilsa J. Bick
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (241)
    Performance
    (220)
    Story
    (218)

    The Apocalypse does not end. The Changed will grow in numbers. The Spared may not survive. Even before the EMPs brought down the world, Alex was on the run from the demons of her past and the monster living in her head. After the world was gone, she believed Rule could be a sanctuary for her and those she’d come to love. But she was wrong. Now Alex is in the fight of her life against the adults, who would use her, the survivors, who don’t trust her, and the Changed, who would eat her alive....

    Aser Tolentino says: "Your Mileage Will Almost Certainly Vary"
    "Not your typical Apocalyptial story!!"
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    I absolutley loved this book! It was beyond amazing. At points, I, ME who never gets scared was terrified! I really was. It was OMG will this ever end kind of scared. It was an unknown kind of scared. Author Ilsa J Bick has an amazing talent of writing this genre. Her characters, her story line, her EVERYTHING is over the top! If you love end of world type of books, zombie-like books, survival of end books THIS SERIES IS FOR YOU! BUT BE WARNED...there is more to this series than just your typical-the world is ended we need to survive. There is so much emotion, so much to learn about human species in general. It is actualy an emotional rollercoaster! I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!!!!!!! **I am putting this SAME review on all three books of this series. I will not give away an spoilers and just encourage you read this series. The narrator is FAN FREAKING TASTIC!!!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Monsters

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ilsa J. Bick
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (112)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (102)

    The Changed are on the move. The Spared are out of time. The End…is now. When her parents died, Alex thought things couldn't get much worse - until the doctors found the monster in her head. She headed into the wilderness as a good-bye, to leave everything behind. But then the end of the world happened, and Alex took the first step down a treacherous road of betrayal and terror and death. Now, with no hope of rescue - on the brink of starvation in a winter that just won't quit - she discovers a new and horrifying truth. The Change isn't over.

    Wanda says: "Katy Kellgren deserves an award for this series!"
    "Not your typical Apocalyptical story!!"
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    I absolutley loved this book! It was beyond amazing. At points, I, ME who never gets scared was terrified! I really was. It was OMG will this ever end kind of scared. It was an unknown kind of scared. Author Ilsa J Bick has an amazing talent of writing this genre. Her characters, her story line, her EVERYTHING is over the top! If you love end of world type of books, zombie-like books, survival of end books THIS SERIES IS FOR YOU! BUT BE WARNED...there is more to this series than just your typical-the world is ended we need to survive. There is so much emotion, so much to learn about human species in general. It is actualy an emotional rollercoaster! I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!!!!!!! **I am putting this SAME review on all three books of this series. I will not give away an spoilers and just encourage you read this series. The narrator is FAN FREAKING TASTIC!!!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ashes: Ashes Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Ilsa J. Bick
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (815)
    Performance
    (735)
    Story
    (743)

    An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device and killing billions. Alex hiked into the woods to say good-bye to her dead parents and her personal demons. Now desperate to find out what happened after the pulse crushes her to the ground, Alex meets up with Tom, a young soldier, and Ellie, a girl whose grandfather was killed by the EMP. For this improvised family and the others who are spared, it's now a question of who can be trusted and who is no longer human.

    Aser Tolentino says: "Another Readable Story About the End of the World"
    "Not your typical Apocalyptical story!!"
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    I absolutley loved this book! It was beyond amazing. At points, I, ME who never gets scared was terrified! I really was. It was OMG will this ever end kind of scared. It was an unknown kind of scared. Author Ilsa J Bick has an amazing talent of writing this genre. Her characters, her story line, her EVERYTHING is over the top! If you love end of world type of books, zombie-like books, survival of end books THIS SERIES IS FOR YOU! BUT BE WARNED...there is more to this series than just your typical-the world is ended we need to survive. There is so much emotion, so much to learn about human species in general. It is actualy an emotional rollercoaster! I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!!!!!!! **I am putting this SAME review on all three books of this series. I will not give away an spoilers and just encourage you read this series. The narrator is FAN FREAKING TASTIC!!!!!!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Winter People: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jennifer McMahon
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell, Kathe Mazur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (450)
    Performance
    (412)
    Story
    (412)

    West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter, Gertie. Now, in present day, 19-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara's farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister, Fawn. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that suddenly proves perilous when Ruthie wakes up one morning to find that Alice has vanished without a trace. Searching for clues, she is startled to find a copy of Sara Harrison Shea's diary....

    D. says: "Get past the narration of the first chapter"
    "I FREAKING LOVED THIS BOOK"
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    How have I not read this book until now? OMG I was looking for a book around Halloween and came across this one. I thought it sounded interesting despite it having a 3.5 STAR review (I do not pay attention to reviews honestly). I am a book reviewer so I know that sounds weird but I would rather form my own opinion. There are only a few people who I really listen to as far as reviews go.

    This book blew me away. I love how it wraps the past with the present and even the future. A nice ghost/horror story that brings several families together in ways that no one would ever dream of being bonded. I am so afraid of giving away any spoilers because with this book, it would be so easy! Living so close to the Devil's Hand, you can only imagine the horrors that can go along with that. OR CAN YOU? Nope you can't. Because just when you think you can, BAM something else happens. It is just so amazing. It really is. This author, Jennifer McMahon has just escalated up my OMG I LOVE THIS AUTHOR list! I must reach out to her and tell her how much I love this book!!!!

    If you scare easy, might want to keep the lights on :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine Warren - The True Accounts of the Paranormal Investigators Featured in the film 'The Conjuring'

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Gerald Brittle
    • Narrated By Todd Haberkorn
    Overall
    (584)
    Performance
    (553)
    Story
    (548)

    If you think ghosts are only responsible for hauntings, think again. The Demonologist reveals the grave religious process behind supernatural events and how it can happen to you. Used as a text in seminaries and classrooms, this is one book you can't put down. For over five decades, Ed and Loraine Warren have been considered America's foremost experts on demonology and exorcism. With over 3,000 investigations to their credit, they reveal what actually breaks the peace in haunted houses. Don't miss the Warrens in the new blockbuster movie The Conjuring.

    Cliff says: "Scary fun."
    "Ed & Lorraine Warren are amazing"
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    I admit, I was not sure what to expect going into this book. I was afraid it was going to be full of monotone, boring stated facts. IT WAS SO TOTALLY NOT!

    Ed and Lorraine Warren are amazing. R.I.P. Ed Warren. I had no idea the true impact that the Warren's have had on this earth until I listened to this book. The amount of knowledge and spiritual power that both Ed and Lorraine hold is beyond comprehension. The danger and peril they have put themselves in time and time again to help others is the most selfless and devout thing another human could ever do for someone. When I found out that Ed left the mortal world in 2006, I actually wept. Tears of sadness for his amazing wife Lorraine, his family and all the lives he has touched and could have touched with the amazing power he has in his beliefs and knowledge. Ed Warren and his wife Lorraine are truly touched by God himself. They are not "men of cloth" as Ed likes to put it. I think they are something even more specialized.

    I hope and pray that anyone that was blessed enough to be helped by this amazing duo has carried on the ways of the Warren's and shared in their amazing Glory. Prior to reading this book, I admit that I thought I knew a lot. After finishing this book, I realize that Ed and Lorraine Warren have taught me A LOT in the few hours I spent listening to them than I have learned the whole 41 years I have been on this earth. For this, I say "Thank you Ed and Lorraine". Someday when you two are reunited in Heaven, I hope to be able to say Thank you in Person in the Heavenly plane. I only wish I could have met you on earth.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Accepting the Moon: Prequel: Moonrising, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 39 mins)
    • By K. S. Haigwood
    • Narrated By Pyper Down
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
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    (14)
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    (14)

    There is a new Alpha Wolf in town, and she is about to change everything. Mena had all she wanted in life: a nice house, money, a successful husband who treated her like a queen. That was, until she found out her marriage was all a lie, and things she never thought could exist, did. Vampires are real. Werewolves are real. And Mena is not human anymore.

    Rosemary says: "Accepting Our Fate"
    "PERFECT START!"
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    Mena has it all. The perfect husband, money, a gorgeous house and everything she could ever want. When she finds out her "perfect husband" is perfectly cheating, she does not hold back. She lets him have it and leaves. Little does she know that life as she knows it is about to change in more than the way she thinks. Cheating husband? That is the least of her worries. Meeting a drop dead amazing Vampire and finding out she is about to meet the lasted Alpha Werewolf are just a few of the newest events in her life. Oh and being human? Trivial! I am so excited to see where this series goes! Another MAJOR hit for KS Haigwood!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • If I Stay

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Gayle Forman
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1202)
    Performance
    (927)
    Story
    (930)

    In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck.

    AudioAddict says: "The Ultimate Choice"
    "MUST READ"
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    I loved this book. I really did. I read this book a long time ago and had to experience it on audio. I am so glad I did. Author Gayle Forman has an incredible talent that rivals no other when it comes to real life emotion, people and situations. this book is a MUST READ and then go find book two because you HAVE to read on to find out how this amazing story plays out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Where She Went

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Gayle Forman
    • Narrated By Dan Bittner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (479)
    Performance
    (404)
    Story
    (407)

    It's been three years since the devastating accident... three years since Mia walked out of Adam's life forever. Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Juilliard's rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock-star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia's home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future - and each other.

    Arwen says: "Groovy and the Geek"
    "OMGosh! Talk about a rollercoaster of emotion!!"
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    OK I am not sure if a book has ever had me on such an emotional roller coaster. I was so literally mad at points I almost stopped reading! I could not believe how these characters were acting but yet also understood totally! Author Gayle Forman is totally brilliant in so many ways that I cannot even begin to express how I feel about her writing. This book is by far the best book I have read in a long time emotional wise. I do not, as a rule, read "real life books". I get enough real life every single day. I try to stick with "that could never happen in a million years kind of books". I like to escape from life, not relive it when I read. HOWEVER...I loved the first book and there was NO WAY I could pass up finding out how this story played out. I AM SO GLAD I kept going. WELL DONE GAYLE WELL DONE!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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