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  • The Most Dangerous Game

    • UNABRIDGED (59 mins)
    • By Richard Connell
    • Narrated By K. Anderson Yancy, Joseph Vitaliano Jr, Kevin Yancy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (16)
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    (16)
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    In a story that heralded in a genre, a world-famous big-game hunter learns firsthand how it feels to be hunted when a deranged Russian millionaire hunts him on his secluded tropical island as The Most Dangerous Game.

    STEVEN says: "Good story with an excellent telling"
    "Was Looking For A Listen To A Classic, But..."
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    I remembered reading this book in junior high and found it fascinating. When *I was given the opportunity to listen to the book in exchange for a review I was so excited, really.

    However, I was dismayed with the quality of the audio. I could NOT HEAR THE NARRATORS for all of the sound effects and layers of music. This is so disappointing. I sat in my office, in near silence, turned on the book and the volume to the loudest level and it was still impossible to hear. I'm not sure how it made it through any sort of quality control for an audiobook.

    I am basing the narrator's performance on past listening experiences. He should not be faulted for the poor sound quality which I'm sure his voice was layered in after sound effects and "background" music. K. Anderson Yancey a.k.a. Kevin Yancey.

    I never listen to the sample provided before starting an audio book. However, with this experience, I may start to do that.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The First Hostage: J. B. Collins, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Joel C. Rosenberg
    • Narrated By David deVries
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1292)
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    (1179)
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    (1175)

    The president of the United States...is missing." With these words, New York Times journalist J. B. Collins, reporting from the scene of a devastating attack by ISIS terrorists in Amman, Jordan, puts the entire world on high alert. The leaders of Israel and Palestine are critically injured, Jordan's king is fighting for his life, and the U.S. president is missing and presumed captured.

    Susanna says: "Good story!"
    "I Had to Buy the Next Book Before I Finished!!!!!"
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    If you could sum up The First Hostage in three words, what would they be?

    Frightening, action and adventure


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Absolutely! Terrorists have taken the president hostage and somehow JB Collins, journalist, is right in the thick of things. An unlikely hero, Collins somehow seems to know everything about military maneuvers, handling any sort of weapon, etc.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I cannot reveal that without giving away the ending. I will save the worst scene is what JB finds in caves and cages near the end of the story.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    USA President Taken Hostage - Time Is Running Out


    Any additional comments?

    There are some pretty gruesome scenes and descriptions. A lot of violence, as well.

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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dirty Prince

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Sky Corgan
    • Narrated By Kira Omans
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
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    (16)
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    Fynn: I caught the silhouette of a woman out of the corner of my eye when I was carrying out an execution. She could have been a spy, so I had no choice but to follow her. When I cornered her in an abandoned house, I knew I had to have her. Anya: I'm just trying to survive this bloody war. When I heard men's voices on the other side of the fence, I couldn't help but be curious. The sound of gunshots sent me scurrying back to my camp. I never expected to be followed.

    Amazon CustomerBeliever says: "Different but Good"
    "Advance Copy Review"
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    In some undisclosed country, this is a modern day (I think) war romance. Anya is on the rebel side, starving but beautiful. Fynn is a prince in the conquering army. He doesn't care who Anya is or where she is from, he only knows that he needs her.

    The last hour of the program is (not a spoiler if you have read the publisher summary) continuous sex – FYI

    The story is fairly good – I have a hit or miss record with Skye Corgan. I will give the story 3.75 strong stars

    The narration by Kira Omans is okay. Her performance of Anya is good but Fynn is a bit slow. However, if I turned the speed up (which usually helps) the cadence was off. This performance receives 3 stars.

    Overall I am rating this book at 3.75 solid stars. The story was good and the steaminess was there, as well. I am a bit disappointed with the performance.

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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Book Hits: Gripping Short Thrillers Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By PT Reade
    • Narrated By Jay Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (11)
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    If you like gripping mysteries, thrilling action, and suspense, you’ll love this pulse-pounding collection from acclaimed author P.T. Reade. Includes the books Night Runner, Marked for Death, Private Lie, and Taken Below. Discover murder, mystery, danger, and betrayal across Los Angeles, New Orleans, and deep below New York City in this exciting series of short thrillers that readers are calling "captivating" and a "must read".

    DK says: "Brilliant Stories Filled Intrigue and Thrills"
    "Brilliant Stories Filled Intrigue and Thrills"
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    Would you listen to Book Hits: Gripping Short Thrillers Collection again? Why?

    Possibly. I have a lot of books in my TBR (to be read) pile. However, these would be perfect to listen to again while waiting for an appointment, picking up kids from school activities or a short road trip.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The most memorable scene is the last in TAKEN. I don't think it was my favorite, but it is the one that will stick with me the longest.


    Any additional comments?

    This series which runs at just under 4 hours for 4 books, takes the listener all over the country and introduces 4 very different circumstances. When I * agreed to listen in exchange for my unbiased review, I was hesitant. However, once I began listening, I HAD to finish it in one sitting.

    Jay Prichard Performs all of the characters seamlessly. His narration, along with the content, had me from "page 1". Prichard never disappoints.

    I would recommend this series to anyone who is a fan of mystery, thrillers and detective style books. Surprisingly, there is no strong language and very little descriptions of violence. It is perfect for all audiences, in my opinion.

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Prince: A Political Strategy of Niccolo Machiavelli

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Niccolo Machiavelli
    • Narrated By Carson Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
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    (31)
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    "All states, all powers, that have held and hold rule over men have been and are either republics or principalities. Principalities are either hereditary, in which the family has been long established; or they are new. The new are either entirely new, as was Milan to Francesco Sforza, or they are, as it were, members annexed to the hereditary state of the prince who has acquired them, as was the kingdom of Naples to that of the King of Spain."

    Daman says: "Great performance! Fascinating material."
    "A Political Strategy of Niccolò Machiavelli "
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    The Prince: A Political Strategy of Niccolò Machiavelli

    The Prince explores different styles of principalities, individuals who have been blessed/cursed with the title and the successfulness by which their reign is judged.

    This felt like a college lecture. I could easily see it fitting into a world history course. It is very detailed but not overwhelming.

    The narration of Carson Beck was spot on. He is engaging, keeping the listener listen without going over the top. 4.5 stars

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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • FREE: Professional Integrity (A Riyria Chronicles Tale)

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 18 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
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    (7257)
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    (6510)
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    One of the genre's favorite pairs returns in a classic fantasy short for both Riyria veterans and first-time readers. Several years have passed since the war-weary mercenary Hadrian and cynical ex-assassin Royce joined forces to start their thieves-for-hire organization better known as Riyria. Things have gone well enough for the team as they do "jobs" for various nobles throughout Elan. Usually that means stealing something, but when a young heiress asks them to steal her…well, that's a first for the pair.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "WEREWOLF?"
    "I LOVED These 'Mercenaries' I'd Trust Them"
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    These 2 books are really beyond description. Professional Integrity deals with the Princess, a werewolf and a murder for hire.

    The Jester deals with how the future is determined by the choices we make now.

    I encourage you to read the publisher summary on each book for more details. I do not feel that I can add anything further without spoiling.

    Tim Gerard Reynolds narrates all these whimsical characters brilliantly! 5 stars

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • FREE: The Jester (A Riyria Chronicles Tale)

    • UNABRIDGED (54 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
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    (8382)
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    (7458)
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    Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A thief, a candlemaker, an ex-mercenary, and a pig farmer walk into a trap…and what happens to them is no joke. When Riyria is hired to retrieve a jester’s treasure, Royce and Hadrian must match wits with a dwarf who proves to be anything but a fool. Difficult choices will need to be made, and in the end those who laugh last do so because they are the only ones to survive.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "What Jester?"
    "A Clever and Cautionary Tale"
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    These 2 books are really beyond description. Professional Integrity deals with the Princess, a werewolf and a murder for hire.

    The Jester deals with how the future is determined by the choices we make now.

    I encourage you to read the publisher summary on each book for more details. I do not feel that I can add anything further without spoiling.

    Tim Gerard Reynolds narrates all these whimsical characters brilliantly! 5 stars

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • What Happens at Midnight

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Laura Chapman
    • Narrated By Kay Heart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Romantic comedy junkie Natalie lives out those fantasies in real life three New Year's Eves in a row when fate throws her together with the same handsome stranger. A heartbreaking turn of events leaves her swearing off of love, forevers, and the holidays (bah humbug). That is until the mystery man from her past reappears years later. Over a holiday season, Natalie struggles to reconcile the whimsical notions of her past with the practical sensibilities she has worked so hard to develop.

    DK says: "A Rare 5 Star Story. I Loved It"
    "A Rare 5 Star Story. I Loved It"
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    To say that Natalie is reluctant to go out with her friends on New Year's Eve is an understatement. However, a certain man saves her from an unwanted advance right before midnight. The following 2 New Year's Eves, the same certain man makes it a point to be at the same bar where he originally met Natalie.

    However, after being jilted, Natalie swears off of her romantic notions and focuses on her work. Several years later the mystery man reappears… What will Natalie decide to do? Continue to live life as an angry feminist or open her heart?

    This is a wonderfully, sweet book. Kudos to Laura Chapman for writing a beautiful romance that is free of the current, popular trappings (graphic details.)

    Kay Heart has a pretty name as well as pretty voice. She is able to capture each of the characters' essence(s). Well done!

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. I would love to listen to a book(s) by Laura Chapman that follows these characters and/or the other characters we met in What Happens at Midnight. It is a perfect set up for a series, in my opinion.

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Risk the Queen: Lennie Carson Mysteries, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 16 mins)
    • By MCM
    • Narrated By Gracia Gillund
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (10)
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    (10)
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    Mobsters can be such drama queens sometimes. Lennie's got her work cut out for her when the case of a missing brooch leads her straight into the underbelly of Chicago mob. Booze, deceit, threats...why, between the thugs and her overbearing Uncle - remarkably similar - Lennie's got a little too much to handle. Good thing she doesn't have a tendency to fib her way into deeper trouble, just as things are looking their bleakest. Oh wait. She does!

    DK says: "Review copy"
    "Review copy"
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    Risk the Queen

    This is a clever and sort of lighthearted whodunit. Lennie is on the trail of a stolen brooch. She is a smart detective, even though she is a girl… Something that is not heard of in 1925.

    My favorite line of the story is, "I don't lie, I lied." Lennie will do or say anything she has to to get to the bottom of things.

    Gracia Gillund is a wonderful narrator. 4.5 solid stars

    *I received this book in exchange for my unbiased review.

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Untamed: A True Mountain Man, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Frankie Love
    • Narrated By Logan McAllister
    Overall
    (18)
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    (16)
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    I’m an untamed mountain man with a past that keeps me from opening up to anyone. Then I meet Ava Grace, a woman so sweet it makes my tooth ache, and damn, even though she has crazy ideas about love - she makes me a believer. Giving her my heart is fucking terrifying, and when she finds out the truth of who I really am...she may walk away forever. She wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls, she falls hard. But I need to be the man to catch her.

    DK says: "Sexy Mountain Man? There's More to Him Than That"
    "Sexy Mountain Man? There's More to Him Than That"
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    Sampson is our resident mountain man. He lives as a recluse in Canada but makes the occasional exception to socialize. His brother's engagement party falls into this category. At the party, he meets Ava, sister to the bride. Will they spend a passionate night together? Of course. But what happens after that is anyone's guess…

    *I received a copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. I would recommend it to anyone who doesn't mind adult content or strong language.

    I found that the plot was a bit over the top and disjointed, but overall I give the story 3.75 strong stars.

    Logan McAllister gives a believable performance, especially for the male characters. If the author asked me for suggestions, it would be for a dual POV.

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • VirginsforSale.com

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Sky Corgan
    • Narrated By Ramona Master
    Overall
    (32)
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    (31)
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    There’s no way a handsome billionaire would pay money for me. I’m mousey and look like I stepped right out of the nerd brigade. It’s not like the guys were beating down my door, so I figured I’d sell my virginity for some extra cash. At first, I thought the website was a scam. But when a handsome stranger shows up at my work in a limo and demands that I come with him, I’m swept off my feet...and not in the way I expected.

    jstep says: "Not my favorite Sky Corgan novel..."
    "Silly and Unrealistic"
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    I should not have agreed to *listen to this book in exchange for an unbiased review* because it is as silly as its name and my review is going to be less than stellar.

    Skye Corgan has real potential, as glimpsed in her book Torn: A Dark Bad Boy Romance. However, of the 5 books I've listened to I have decided that I will take a break until Corgan writes another with the story line to go along with the mature theme descriptions.

    Please do not misunderstand, Corgan is good at what she does. What she does is short stories of sexual fluff. If that is what you are in the mood for, Corgan is your author.

    Ramona Master is a fantastic narrator. 4 stars

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