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.
Brilliant....absolutely. undeniable, extraordinarily brilliant. Okay, yes, I most definitely was blown away. Nancy knocked me right off my feet. I'm surprised that publishers haven't ran Nancy Straight down trying to get her to sign with an agency. Of course, what do I know? Nancy might not want a publisher and I know in ways it's great to have a publisher but in other ways it's not. All I can say for any publisher out there, what in the world are you waiting on? Author Nancy Straight's story is written to pure perfection. This story is unique in so many ways.I never cared for mythology in school so I felt like listening to mythology in a story wouldn't be any better but I was wrong. I do have to give a special thank you to author Eva Pohler because she changed my mind about mythology. Still yet the authors stories are completely different. Nancy has written a story about Centaurs and Centaurides. Mythology doesn't talk much about Centaurs so Nancy picked something wonderful to write about. The story flows smoothly and the story is filled with intrigue. It's unlike anything that I've ever listened to before. There's so much I can say about this story but there's not enough time in the day, seriously there's not. This story draws you in and I know if you give it a chance you'll be drawn in as I am.
Camille Chiron lives a simple and ordinary life but when her mom tells her the name of her dad before she dies Camille's life changes drastically. Camille calls him and he invites her to South Carolina. Before going she has a background check done on him and even tells her best friend Daniel where's she's going. Cami learns that her dad Will has five sons and even a wife. She's extremely happy because they all welcome her and seem to adore her. Will tells Cami why he lost touch with her mom and her. Cami also finds herself shocked because of the things she's told about her family and herself. She learns that she comes from a long line of Centaurs and Centaurides. She was told that Centaurides are females who should also have powers, including reading thoughts of others. Cami seems to find herself being thrown from one thing to another. She learns of this blood debt that is owed because her mom ran away from an arranged marriage and she's now expected to pay this debt to the Kyle Richardson, the man her mom was suppose to marry. Camille also learns that she has more relatives from her mom's side of the family. Her mom never spoke of a grandmother. Things become more complicated and her future at risk and even her life is at risk.
Narrator Terri Schnaubelt does an amazing job. She brings the story to life as if you're there. Terri did an excellent job distinguishing the characters accents. Her performance was absolutely brilliant. I've listened to Terri narrate other stories and every time I listen to her it's like being at a play and I close my eyes and it's as if I'm watching a play. I mention this when a narrator knocks me off my feet and Terri happens to one of those narrators. She's a very talented woman and it shows in her narration of this story.
This story is extraordinary and unique. I found it touching and heart rendering. Author Nancy Straight has written a story that I will re-listen to for years to come. In all honesty this story is remarkable and once I finish all the Touched series, I will then start listening to the Destiny books written by Nancy. I hope the Destiny series will be as enjoyable as the Touched series. This was a wonderful combination written and narrated by two very talented women. I loved the storyline and the character development. I think Drake is by far my favorite character in this story. I highly recommend this story, especially in audio format. You'll be happy if you get this story and once you listen to Blood Debt you will find yourself immersed in the other Touched books. If by chance you can't get into the story, which is unlikely, remember Audible's return policy. I can pretty much guarantee you'll love this story and you won't be returning it, rather you'll get the rest of the series that's available on Audible.
Kendra Larkin is somewhat of a daredevil from what I gathered from the story.She's athletic, adventurous,and she's always eager to try new things. But, as she goes out on one of these adventures with friends, Kendra ends up in the hospital fighting for her life. Even though she's in a hospital being operated on she can hear everything and finds herself drawn to this one voice, her doctor Adam Chamberlain. She also finds out that she has a guardian angel and if she wants to live then she must agree to help save the soul of the man who happens to be the doctor who operated. Kendra agrees to do this and she's been guaranted less than a week to get this man to believe in God again or she'll die, die for good this time. Things aren't so easy and Kendra finds herself in the hospital a few times too many and everyone begins to think she's suicidal. Kendra is in the fight of her life trying to get Adam to have faith in God again. With everything stacked against her, will Kendra live or will she die?
Author Kristie (K.S.) Haigwood blew me away. I loved how the story was about faith, good vs evil, yet Kristie took this story where some authors wouldn't. I was amazed that Kristie wrote a story with religion along with explicit sex details. Most authors wouldn't dare mix the two. She has my attention and I applaud her for taking this story in the direction she wanted it to go despite what people might think or say. This is what writing a great story is all about. This is what makes a terrific author, a best selling author. I can see author Kristie Haigwood going places and finding a publisher if she wants one. I am a fan now after listening to this story. Kristie has written a brilliant story, written to perfection.
The narrator Erin Mallon made this story great to listen to. I was able to connect to the characters and she did an excellent job with distinguishing the characters. This story had quite alot of voices in this story. Erin had to give each character a voice to make that character unique, especially with Kendra's many voices. No, I don't mean possession of any kind it's an inner voice, an outer voice, and so forth. Erin was able to do all these voices with no trouble at all. She amazed me with her performance throughout the entire story. She hooked me from the start and kept me glued to the story from beginning to end. Her voice was made for this story. Erin's narrating skills brought this story to life and I highly recommend this story. I personally think it's a 5 star rating and if you don't believe me then find out for yourself. Really, what do you have to lose? You can't go wrong with Audibles warranty.
This story is brilliant from beginning to end. Author Jay Bonansinga has written a wonderful story, filled with mystery, suspense, danger, intrigue, and so much more. It had me guessing till the very end. I was on the edge of my seat throughout the entire audio. I couldn't have stopped the story if I wanted to.
This wasn't the first audiobook I've listened to by narrator Paul Heitsch but I think this might be his newest story to date. I have noticed that he has improved a great deal since The Gates of Eden. His narrating skills improve with every audio he does. He does an exceptional job and his performance seem to get more enjoyable. His performance of Frank is superb, simply flawless. I think the author picked an amazing narrator when he chose Paul. I love when a narrator can connect me to the characters. Paul does an excellent job with distinguishing the characters and their accents. He brought the story to life and I find that unique for any narrator to be able to do.
The entire audiobook was an amazing rollercoaster ride. This is my first story I've listened to or read by author Jay Bonansinga . I'm extremely happy that I received this audio as a gift. The story was written to perfection. I loved the plot, the storyline, and all the amazing twists, and where this story took me. I highly recommend The Sleep Police. A great story, with a brilliant performer Paul Heitsch so you can't go wrong with this purchase. I know you'll love it as much as I have.
You might not believe it but this story is old, like really old. It's well over a hundred years old. Author Myrtle Reed decided to bring the book back to life by adding a different spin to this story. This might very well be the oldest book I've ever bothered with. I typically like the newer age stories. I have never even heard of this author until I listened to this story. This was my first introduction into the mind of Myrtle Reed. I did find the story enjoyable even if it's an old one.
A woman returns to this old cottage that's been abandoned for over 25 years now and it's falling apart. This woman returns, who is wearing a veil to cover her face. She wears this veil for a reason. Evelina Gray, a lady in her forties has returned back to this old cottage. Her mom has died and she's broke. She doesn't have anything left, anything left to live for, and all she wants is to be left alone. Evelina has suffered, not only to her body but to her heart as well and she's never recovered from what happened to her over 25 years ago. Can Evelina Gray ever be happy again? Will Evelina ever get justice from the person her hurt her? I must say that I enjoyed the story immensely. It is a wonderful story where anything is possible. Even though this isn't my normal genre I enjoyed it all the same.
I thought the narrator, Linda Velwest did a wonderful job with her narration of this story.
Linda brought the characters to life and she did an exceptional job with distinguishing the voices. I think my favorite character on the story would be the Piper and Linda did a stellar performance with her take on all these characters. I think and feel like Linda puts her on twist and take on the story as she creates the voices that each character has. This is the second story I've listened to by Linda. I think the first story Foverland is Dead by Tony Bertauski might very well be the newest story she's done but I can't be for sure. I know her performance on that story is amazing. Don't get me wrong because I think the same about her narration of this story to. I think it could be the oldest book she might have narrated but who knows. I do know she's an amazing narrator and I highly recommend other work by Linda Velwest.
The entity is ancient. It has taken form before, in other places, other guises. This time the place is Buffalo. The form is that of a magnificent woman....created from the dreams of a child.
The eternal hunger is immense. The entity must feed. And it's prey is human.
Psychic detective Ryerson Biertgarten is appalled at the savagery of the first killings. Far worse lies ahead, for the detective as well as the city. He is falling in love with a wonderful woman - but Joan will die - unless he can stop...The Devouring....
Review: Reggie Halloway is a fourteen year old girl who's a big horror fan. She also has a job she enjoys in a horror themed bookstore. When a shipment comes in she finds this weird journal and Reggie decides to take it for a little while. The journal tells about the Vours, spirits that take over human bodies on the night of the winter solstice or what the journal reads as the Sorry Night. Reggie's always up for some fun decides that her friend Aaron and her will try to see if they can be taken over by the Vours. After this night Henry changes and they're not sure what they will do.
Narrator Paul Heitsch does a spectacular job with his performance of The Devouring. Paul did such a wonderful job and he kept me intrigued throughout the entire story.His voice captivates me and he reels me in. When Paul did his creepy voice, rather the voice of the Vours, wow, it sent goosebumps and chills up my spine. At times I felt like Paul was reaching out and grabbing me when using his Vours voice. Paul kept me mesmerized throughout the story and I enjoyed his performance so much. Paul left me begging me for more, the way he captures the characters. He doesn't have any trouble with distinguishing each character and making each one different. Paul doesn't have any trouble when it comes to changing his voice accents or sounding like a female. He does a superb job making every character different.
I highly recommend this audio. It's not you're everyday YA story. It's a horror type book without romance. I didn't quite understand everything about the Vours but I would love to listen to more stories about them. I would love for these two authors K.W. Armstrong and T.M. Wright to get together and write a second story on the Devouring. I would love to learn more about the Vours and I sorta felt like there's some unanswered questions with this story. I found this story worth the time and I think anyone looking for a different take on vampires then this story is for you. It also includes possession and it's an amazing horror story. I suggest if you love horror stories then give this story a try. You have nothing to lose with Audibles incredible warranty!
I really enjoyed this short story. It is a short novella or prequel to let us venture to how the first book in the Dancing series starts. I don't own the actual books but the book covers are stunning. This is a very short story and therefore I find it hard to review but I will do my best.
Wendy is a 17 year old girl who is having very vivid dreams of young girls being murdered. The scary part is Wendy's dreams are really happening. She sees these girls being murdered and what's even creepier is they're sending messages to her that she's next. Of course Wendy's too scared to tell anyone for fear of people thinking she's crazy.
I felt like Teri Schnaubelt does a wonderful job with her narration of this story. She does a superb job with her narration of the first book as well, Dancing with Death. I felt a connection with Wendy and the other characters as well. Teri really grabs your attention and pulls you in. Even though it was a short story you can still tell that she's incredibly talented.
This is my first story that I've listened to written by Andrea Heltsley. I must say that I loved the novella, the introduction to the Dancing series. I couldn't stop the story until I finished it. Andrea has written a great intro to read before you start the first book. She creates a glimpse into a teenagers mind that's filled with some scary dreams. Andrea is talented and she has a vivid imagination. One more thing, Andrea loves cliffhangers from what I've discovered. I don't care much for those but I enjoyed her stories all the same and I highly recommend this story before you start the first book.
Eva Pohler has done it again! She has really outdone herself once again. This is the first story in her new YA genre. It was different but different in a fantastic way. This story is nothing like the Gatekeeper's Saga but just as magical and spellbound. I found myself immersed in the story and I couldn't stop listening until it was over. I found myself caught in a spell and I was addicted and obsessed.
The story is about an island where people who don't want to live anymore or have other problems that might not be healthy for them. They go on their own will and some are told lies to get them there. It's a new testing of curing suicidal people and others who blame themselves for things that wasn't necessarily their fault. Daphne Janus is their with her best friend. She's first told she's there to try out the new resort before its grand opening only to find out later that her parents sent her there. Daphne was sent there to undergo an experimental therapy for suicidal people to terrify patients into fighting for their lives. Daphne has had about enough of this inhumane treatment and all she wants to do is get off the island. She thinks the doctor is out of her mind and thing's aren't as they should be. Does this therapy work? Does Daphne decide to live? Did her parents really send her there for this? I guess you'll have to get the audiobook and find out for yourself. You definitely won't regret it.
Coco Bell does an outstanding job as she performs this story. When you get a good narrator they stop being narrators in my opinion. I feel that once you get a good narrator that it's more like listening to a play. I understand that's not the case but I find it better than knowing the narrator is in front of a microphone. I was able to understand Coco and make out every character. Coco has a pleasant voice but I think she could use a little work with her male voices. I think the male characters still sound a little like females. Overall, she still did a fantastic job and with more practice she would be perfect at narrating any audiobook. Even though the male voices often sounded like a females it didn't hurt the story at all. I still highly recommend it.
Eva Pohler has shown she can write anything. I felt like Eva stepped out of her normal zone and created a brilliant story. It's unlike anything I've ever read by her. She amazed me on just how perfect this story turned out, I absolutely love this story and I look forward to seeing where Eva will take me next. I know once you start this story you'll discover that this isn't like Eva's normal work but I guarantee you'll love it all the same. It's a five star rating and I'm positive if you love Eva's other stories then give this story a chance. I guarantee you'll find yourself hooked. I'm positive you won't be able to put it down and you'll find yourself immersed in this new story by author Eva Pohler. Great job Eva, a wonderful story, with a perfect storyline. I highly recommend this story. I loved it and I'm sure others will as well.
First of all I will admit to never reading anything that Clive Barker has written. I have heard great things about his work and I was honored when I received this audio as a gift. I've heard how he's been compared to Stephen King. After listening to this story I can't, well I don't consider Barker to be the type of horror writer as King. Therefore, I can't compare the two as some have. With with all that said this was still a great introduction for me into the mindset of Clive Barker.
I found the story to be terrific, filled with terror and even some brutal violence. The storyline is filled with darkness, suspense, terror and as I mentioned before violence. The story also has an outstanding plot development. I couldn't turn the audiobook off and I finished it in one day. It was a long audio but it was superb. I really enjoyed the story and it's not my favorite genre, it's not even a genre I ever listen to unless I received it as a gift.
The narrator Simon Vance did a wonderful job in the telling of this story. Simon's performance was excellent. His performance of each character was amazing. I loved the accents he was able to use regardless if it was a male or even a female character. I was able to distinguish each and every character that Vance narrated. Vance did a superb job! I highly recommend this story. I'm not sure if reading this story would be better but in my opinion I highly doubt it but I do know I loved the entertainment I listened to from the audio version. A great audiobook, written with perfection, and the performance was outstanding.
Full Tilt is the sequel to Creston Mapes other novel Dark Star. I enjoyed the first book and found it to be inspirational so I was very pleased when I found Full Tilt. I'll admit these books aren't my normal genre. I received them as a gift and I wanted to give the first book a chance and I'm happy I did. I couldn't believe just how much I liked them because I don't read/listen to inspirational,spiritual, or religious books but these books are really good. I'm thankful I received them.
Full Tilt picks up where Dark Star left off. In this story Lester is a changed man. He has turned his life around. He's changed his music and he's eager to share the power of Christ's love with the world through his music. Unfortunately, his family is still messed up, more so than they were before. He realizes that reaching his family will be a struggle because of their twisted lives. His brother Eddie is addicted to gambling and finds himself owing money to some people. Wesley, Eddie's son blames Everett for his brother's death. Wesley is using drugs and gets hooked up with psychotic Tony Bandino. The two meth users who are against Christ will stop at nothing to bring Everett Lester down and secure his demise! (Yes, part of this is from the excerpt.)
Troy Klein is the narrator for Full Tilt as he was for Dark Star and he does a wonderful job with his telling of this story and with Dark Star. Troy did a superb job at keeping my attention on the story. I enjoyed Troy's performance along with the story. Troy kept my attention held from beginning to the very end. I listened to the entire story in about 6 hours. In my opinion Troy Klein was the right narrator for these two books, Troy did a perfect job with this story and he held my attention throughout the entire story. His voice changes were done with perfection. I loved the way he was able to distinguish each characters voice. I like that Troy can speak the women's voices with no problem at all. He did the female voices with ease and it helped to keep me glued to the story, Troy Klein did a wonderful job with the narration and an exceptional performance.
Creston Mapes has written another enjoyable story. He's created a wonderful story with great character development. I found the characters interesting and some captivated me. At times it felt like I was on a roller coaster . Mapes created a captivating story that often pulls at your heart often. I find that this story and Dark Star teaches and I know I found lots of things that my life identifies with. I'm sure that others who listen/read this story will apply in their own lives in some way. Creston has written two wonderful books that I've been fortunate to have listened to so thank you for the inspiration. Troy, thank you for making these stories so enjoyable to listen to. I know you're the reason my interest was held. You made this story come to life and Creston chose the perfect narrator for these two books. Even if this isn't your genre I recommend that you give it a chance. If you do just remember Dark Star comes first.
Everett Lester is a troubled rock star. He's in a band called Death Stroke. He's idolized, people treat him like he's a God, and like most people of that time, hooked on anything to make him feel good. During a desperate search while on drugs he contacts a psychic by the name of Endora Crystal. He's looking for peace and she seems to have all the answers so he asks her to travel with the band as his personal adviser.
Karen Bayliss, a young girl writes him letters often. In these letters she often tells him she's praying for him and what he should do to find peace. When Everett receives these letters they puzzle him. He knows this girl cares nothing about his band or money and he doesn't understand why she continues to write and speak of this God who's never helped him.
When someone close to Everett turns up dead in his home in Miami he finds himself on trial for murder. This, among other things change everything for Everett. As a result of being on trial for murder his friends change along with all of his followers. Thus story is a must listen to. I'm happy I was able to listen to this story. There were so many times I actually believed this was a true story, it sure seemed like a real life story.
I've never heard of Creston Mapes, let alone read/listened to any of his stories. I can honestly say that I've been missing out because I really enjoyed this story and it's not my usual type of genre. Narrator Troy Klein did an excellent job He performed the story as I imagine it should've been. Even though Troy didn't write the story his telling of this story is what pulled me in and kept my interest held throughout the entire story. His performance was superb and switching his voice to the women characters was wonderful.
Mapes created a great story. This story is inspiring, it teaches, it's filled with evil, religion,faith, and so much more. Honestly, I'm not that big on religion but this story sure does make you believe. Mapes tells up about the lifestyle Lester comes from and has endured. He creates a story knowing that shows that sex, drugs, and all the money in the world doesn't always make you happy, that's Everett's take on it. Everett Lester is dissatisfied and eager to find something, someway to ease his burdens. The letters he receives from Karen, the girl in Kansas seems to hold his attention, he just doesn't know what she's trying to tell him. Even the music he writes has an anti God message to it that calls to his fans. Everett discovers that it's time to change his life and his lifestyle.
This is an incredible story Mapes created and I was surprised that I really enjoyed the story. As I mentioned previously I believed it was a rock stars actual real life story. mapes dis make it believable and he used names that existed like the Rolling Stones and others. Everything in this story is written with vivid descriptions and Mapes imagination really shines when he wrote this story. It's a easy and fun listen/read that includes Christianity, suspense, including Satan, and how evil can grab a hold of you and not let go. I felt like Karen had such an enormous heart and she believed in Lester and she never gave up on him.
This story was written with expertise and Mapes put lots of time in the telling of the story. I loved it and I found that Dark Star was an emotional story and it touched me. It made me want to be a better person. I highly recommend this story and I believe everyone could learn something from this story. In a way this story can change people if they want to change. I don't mean that they need to go get saved but if that's something they want to do then that's okay. This book has a lot of life lessons that anyone could learn from. Don't take my word for it, get the book because I know you'll enjoy it as much as I did. I'm looking forward to the next book Full Tilt.
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