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Elizabeth L.

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  • Desecration

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By J.F. Penn
    • Narrated By Rosalind Ashford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (48)

    When the body of a young heiress is found within the Royal College of Surgeons, Detective Sergeant Jamie Brooke is assigned to the case. She enlists Blake Daniel, a reluctant clairvoyant, to help her discover the message it holds. When personal tragedy strikes, Jamie has nothing left to lose and she must race against time to stop the mysterious Lyceum claiming another victim. As Jamie and Blake delve into a macabre world of grave robbery, body modification, and the genetic engineering of monsters, they must fight to keep their sanity, and their lives.

    Michael Parsley says: "So much more than a thriller"
    "Keeps you on the edge of your seat ..."
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    Desecration is a story set in London during the present day. DS Jaime Brook is on the case of a murdered woman who had great bodily damage done to her. As this is going on, Brook is also dealing with the illness of a family member. We see Brook as she is trying to keep these two lives separate. In the course of investigation, Brook is drawn into a world that is on the edge.

    Rosalind Ashford gives a wonderful performance. She gives each character is own voice and it is her narration, along with the author's words, that keeps you on the edge of your seat. I would highly recommend this book to my friends who want a well paced murder mystery with a twist. I look forward to listening to more books in this series along with other books Ms. Ashford narrates.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Black Sam: Prince of Pirates

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By James Lewis
    • Narrated By Alex Hyde-White, Roy Dotrice, Scott Brick, and others
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    The War of Spanish Succession is over, many sailors are out of work, and the thriving American colonies are quickly becoming the place of opportunity. For Sam Bellamy it is the opportunity to become the captain of his own ship.

    Zachary Webber says: "Fantastic Listen"
    "An adventure on the High Seas!"
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    Where does Black Sam rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    As stated on the cover, this is a great story to listen to as a family. Adventures, pirates and a little sweet romance.


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

    This book is jam packed full of big name narrators including Alex Hyde-White, Scott Brick, Simon Vance, R.C. Bray and William Dufris just to name a few. By using the 'full cast' approach to this book, each narrator is able to give their character their all. There was a little 'humming' or 'background white noise' detected at times but over all it didn't distract from the performances.


    Any additional comments?

    Black Sam: Prince of Pirates is the story of Sam Bellamy who falls in love with the lovely upper class Maria. As Sam isn't in her 'league' as they say, her family objects to their courtship. Because of this, Sam goes off to sea to go to Florida in hopes of being able to recover some of the gold that has gone down with the Spanish fleet. His first attempt at a recovery mission doesn't go as planned and before you know it, Sam is a pirate.

    This story is told in two different story lines, which at first was confusing but as the story played out it made more sense. I would recommend this book to my adventure loving friends and as a book that could be listened and shared by the family. Ages 10+

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Surviving Us

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Erin Noelle
    • Narrated By Meghan Kelly
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    When Bristol Criswell travels to St. Lucia for an Enduring Life retreat, she hopes to discover encouragement and support from like souls. A vacation fling is the furthest thing from her mind, especially not with a cocky-mouthed, arrogant jerk like Davis McKay.

    Elizabeth L. says: "A New Adult Romancce"
    "A New Adult Romancce"
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    What did you love best about Surviving Us?

    I liked that Ms. Noelle didn't shy away from the hurt and pain that can come from being a survivor. When Davis shows the outward stress at the beginning of the book it was very real. As soon one who has issues with situations that I can't control, I understood his actions on the plane.


    Which character – as performed by Meghan Kelly – was your favorite?

    Bristol was my favorite character. She has survived so much and at 19 she had to grow up faster than most. I liked the support she had from both her Gram and Olivia. I am a big fan of Ms. Kelly and I find that her best work is in the New Adult Genre. She has a real feel for the 17-25 age group.


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

    At almost 7 hours long, this would be a tough book to do all at one time. The chapters are set up that you can stop at the end of one and come back and not lose your place. It would make for a good weekend listen.


    Any additional comments?

    Surviving Us is about Bristol and Davis. Two survivors of horrific tragedies who meet on a 'Survivors Retreat'. While they are both at the retreat to work through their feelings and guilt, the find that the attraction between the two of them is strong. Really strong. After their two weeks together, will they be able to return to the lives they lead before.

    Ms. Noelle does a wonderful job of expressing the grief that can be felt after surviving tragedies such as the ones Bristol and Davis have. As this is a New Adult book, there is strong language and mature themes including sex. Lots of sex. Recommended for 18+ and older.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wedding Day Dead: A Murder on Maui Mystery, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Robert W. Stephens
    • Narrated By R.C. Bray
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Edgar Allan "Poe" Rutherford's life has never been better. He's just relocated to Maui and moved in with his best friend, Foxx. And he's dating the beautiful and sexy Detective, Alana Hu. Then Poe gets dragged back into another murder investigation. This time, though, he's one of the prime suspects. Can Poe discover the identity of the killer before he gets arrested?

    Kirsty says: "Really enjoyed it"
    "Another Poe mystery ..."
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wedding Day Dead?

    The most memorable moments for me is Maui the Dog's loyalty to Poe. Maui is by Poe's side in the good and the bad and he is a dog that can be counted on.


    What does R.C. Bray bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Mr. Bray brings emotion and depth to the characters. This is book 2 in the Murder on Maui series and Mr. Bray's characterizations are consistent with the 1st book. His reading of the book drew me in even more than if I had just read it.


    Any additional comments?

    Wedding Day Dead continues the story of Edgar Allen "Poe" Rutherford and his move to Maui. After a previous trip to visit the island to visit his friend Foxx, Poe sells his home and moves to Maui and in with Foxx. Once there, he continues to date local Detective Alana Hu. When Alana's sister announces she is getting married tensions are high between the sisters and eventually Poe and Alana.

    After one of the bridal party is murder, Poe gets drawn into the investigation by the victim's family. Poe questions some of the suspects and gets a few leads but then lands in hot water himself as a suspect. Who committed the murder? Poe does his best to find out before he ends up convicted of the crime himself.

    Mr. Stephens continues the story of Poe and his adventures on the isle of Maui. I enjoyed all of the colorful characters Mr. Stephens has created. Mr. Bray does a wonderful job of drawing you into the story and keeping you wanting more. I look forward to more books in this series.

    I recommend both books 1 and 2 in this series to my friends who enjoy a good mystery.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unlawful Greed: A Short Story

    • UNABRIDGED (52 mins)
    • By Pamela Samuels Young
    • Narrated By R.C. Bray
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    From award-winning author Pamela Samuels Young, author of Anybody's Daughter! Featured in the anthology The Funeral, this fast-paced short story wastes no time pulling the reader into a fascinating whodunit. When a prominent L.A. lawyer is found dead in his office, the detectives assigned to solve the crime search high and low for clues. What they discover at the lawyer's funeral may well lead them to his killer. But will the murderer turn out to be among the usual suspects?

    DK says: "Jam Packed Action and Drama"
    "A quick mystery ..."
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    Which character – as performed by R.C. Bray – was your favorite?

    I enjoyed the 2 female detectives. Their differences were conveyed well in the narrations. Also Mr. Bray made this short story even more interesting with his narration.


    Any additional comments?

    Unlawful Greed: A Short Story is a short (less than 1 hour) story of a murder. In this story we meet 3 suspects who all have 'reason to murder' the victim. Thru clever detective work, the killer is apprehended.

    As mentioned above this is a very short story. I thought the plot moved well and the ending was good, not contrived or coming out of left field. Mr. Bray has a great voice for mysteries and I can't wait to listen to another book read by him.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Arena of Souls: A Brock Stone Adventure: Brock Stone Adventures, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 1 min)
    • By David Wood
    • Narrated By James Conlan
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    1931 - Brock Stone returns from places unknown to claim an inheritance and unravel a mystery his grandfather left behind. Stone and his companions set off on an action-packed adventure where enemies lurk in the shadows and the past comes to life. Mysteries, thrills, monsters, and more in David Wood's classic-style adventure, Arena of Souls. Fans of Indiana Jones and Doc Savage will love Brock Stone!

    Elizabeth L. says: "1930's action adventure"
    "1930's action adventure"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it was an action packed story that is good for ages 10+. There was mystery, adventure and no bad language.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I wish it would have been longer. I would like to learn a little more about Brock and Trinity's relationship.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I enjoyed Brock and Trinity's motorcycle chase with the bad guys. Nice details about the ride thru 1930's Washington DC.


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

    While I didn't have any extreme reactions to the book, I did have moments of concern for all of the main characters. I wanted to see what would going to happen next.


    Any additional comments?

    Arena of Souls is the first in the Brock Stone adventure series. Brock Stone is an action adventure hero in the vein of Indiana Jones. Set in the 1930's, this story is a great beginning to the series.

    After his grandfather dies, Brock is left with a mystery to solve. With his friends Alex, Trinity and Moses, Brock goes on the hunt for an island. Confronted with danger at each turn, we are along on this wild ride!

    Mr. Conlan's narration of this book is great. He was able to give each character their own unique voice. His pacing was good and he kept me drawn into the story. I will have to look for more of his work.

    I can't wait to see what happens next in this series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Diary of an Expectant Father: The Diary of a Father Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Pete Sortwell
    • Narrated By Will M Watt
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (39)

    Not only is Graham Peterson unlucky in his choice of careers, he's also been terrible with women throughout his adult life. That changes when he meets Alison on a work night out. Unfortunately for Graham, however, things change so drastically that within a month of dating Alison he gets the news that he's about to become a father for the first time.

    Elizabeth L. says: "What to expect when your expecting Daddy version:"
    "What to expect when your expecting Daddy version:"
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    If you could sum up The Diary of an Expectant Father in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, emotional and too short!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Diary of an Expectant Father?

    When Alison takes the test to find out if she is indeed pregnant.


    What does Will M Watt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Mr. Watt has a humor about his voice that makes this a very easy listen. He brings you right into the story. While the story was written in a diary format, he was able to make it flow quite nicely. His character voices were very nice.


    Any additional comments?

    The Diary of an Expectant Father is a short novel about the months leading up to the birth of Graham and Alison's child. As Graham only knew Allison a short time before she got pregnant, we are also seeing the growth of their relationship.

    Mr. Sortwell has a nice writing style that makes for an easy listening book. I look forward to listening to the next book in the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Into the Light: Forbidden Love, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Danielle James
    • Narrated By Robert Neil DeVoe
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Jessica Moxly needed a distraction. Plagued by horrific nightmares, actually visions, and an upcoming job interview, she was desperate for something else to think about. In a last-ditch effort to dream about something, anything that didn't involve blood or fear, she asks her witch friend's Goddess for help. Then the dreams about him started. A beautiful man with no face but icy pale blue eyes began to haunt her dreams with the promise of passion.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Soooo Goood!!!"
    "Another great book from Danielle James!"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Into the Light?

    One of the best moments in the book was when Jess and Sebastian meet for the first time at the club. You could tell right away that they were going to be 'hot'!


    What does Robert Neil DeVoe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Mr. DeVoe does it again. He breathes life into each of these characters giving them their own voice . His narrations is one of the reasons that I will coming back to this book again and again.


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

    At almost 7 hours long, it would be hard to listen to this book in one sitting. I would say it would make for a nice weekend listen.


    Any additional comments?

    Into the Light is the second in the Forbidden Love series. This series focuses on Angel Knight, a rock star and clan leader of the California vampires. In this book, we meet Jessica and Sebastian. Jessica has visions. In the past it has caused her to be thrown out by her family and her husband divorcing her. Sebastian is a vampire and Knight's record producer and right hand man. Their chance meeting in a club sparks an attraction for Sebastian and Jess, who is a look a like of his long ago love.

    What I liked most about this book is while it was about vampires ~ hot sexy vampires I might add, it wasn't a typical vampire book. It was like a traditional romance story expect for the fact that some of the characters were vampires. The fact that they were vampire only mattered in the secondary story line.

    I would recommend this book to those who are 18+ as it has some graphic adult content and language.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Confessions of a Teenage Hermaphrodite

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Lianne Simon
    • Narrated By Lisa L. Wiley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
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    (5)

    From the heart of an intersex teen, one who must ultimately choose male or female - family or true love - comes the story of a deeply emotional and perilous journey home. This is a young adult novel unlike any other - an authentic portrayal of the issues faced by a child growing up with a sexually ambiguous body. Jameson can be like other boys after minor surgery and a few years on testosterone. Well, at least that's what his parents always say. But Jamie sees an elfin princess in the mirror, and male hormones would only ruin her pretty face.

    Lisa Stroth says: "Powerful story and great narration!"
    "Powerful ..."
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    Have you listened to any of Lisa L. Wiley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I very much enjoyed Ms. Wiley's performance of this book. She has the range to give each character what they need both vocally and emotionally. The lead character of Jamie is so complex. I felt even more drawn into the book by Ms. Wiley's narration.


    Any additional comments?

    Confessions of a Teenage Hermaphrodite is a compelling look of the life of a 16 year old person who is born intersexed ~ born with both male and female organs. When we are a teenager we are growing up and finding out how to be our own person. In this book, not only is Jamie growing up but she has to figure out who she really is. Is she the boy her parents want her to be or is she the girl that she sees in the mirror and feels inside?

    While this is listed as fiction, after researching the author Ms. Simon, I have come to find that this is also a very personal book to the author. Ms. Simon has lead much of the life that is described in the book. I applaud Ms. Simon for being able to share her life with us.

    Many times when Christianity and/or Religion is in a book I fear that it will be pushed upon us. While Christianity is present in this book, I felt that it was subtle and genuine to the characters and the situations.

    All in all, I was very moved and emotionally connected to Jamie. I would love to see a follow up book about her and where her life is heading next.

    I would recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Who, What, Where, When, Die: An Avery Shaw Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Amanda M. Lee
    • Narrated By Angel Clark
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
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    (20)
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    (20)

    Avery Shaw is having a bad week. First, she had to cover a story on a barricaded gunman who likes to dance naked in his window. Second, she's receiving death threats with her morning newspaper. Lastly, and most importantly, her mom keeps vetoing her outfit choices. It's all in a day's work for this hardworking, if easily distracted, reporter. Avery Shaw is hot on the trail of the story, even if it means tangling with her hot ex-boyfriend - the county sheriff - and the equally hot, if slightly shadier pawnshop owner down the street.

    nybiblio says: "Why?"
    "Lite mystery ..."
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    Would you be willing to try another book from Amanda M. Lee? Why or why not?

    Yes. I would like to see what happens next with Avery.


    What about Angel Clark’s performance did you like?

    I liked that Ms. Clark really embodied the character of Avery. She made Avery very real. Elliot and Jake were interesting too.


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

    At 5 1/2 hours, this book would be good for a weekend car trip. I was able to listen to it in about 3 days commuting back and forth to work.


    Any additional comments?

    Who, What, Where ... is mystery lite. I liked the lead character because she wasn't your typical girl's girl. She got her nerd on and in a big way. One thing I didn't like so much was the fact that the resolution of the mystery seemed to almost come out of left field. As not to give away any spoilers, the 'bad guy' wasn't someone I would guessed it to be.

    I might give this another listen just to see if I missed anything leading of to the end of the mystery.

    I would recommend this book to my friends who like lite mysteries with a little nerd thrown in on the side!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Bones of Odin: Matt Drake, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By David Leadbeater
    • Narrated By Nigel Patterson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (32)

    Matt Drake, a retired SAS officer, must unravel a mystery older than time in his search for the Nine Pieces of Odin. Though scattered aeons ago, it is believed that once the Pieces are reunited they will show the way to the Tomb of the Gods - the greatest archaeological find of all time.

    Jürgs says: "A wild, exuberant, rip roaring read :)"
    "An Exciting Adventure!"
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    Would you listen to The Bones of Odin again? Why?

    I loved the history in the book. I'm a huge fan of superheros and hearing about the legend of Odin was very interesting. (Odin is the father of both Thor and Loki.)


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

    I loved the enthusiasm that Mr. Patterson brought to the story. His pacing, emotion and the ability to give each character their own voice is good.


    Any additional comments?

    The Bones of Odin is about the search for the 9 pieces of Odin. Matt Drake, a retired SAS officer, gets caught up in the adventure of the search. With help from his flat mate and a New York City cop on 'forced holiday', the adventure is fast paced and exciting. I look forward to listening to more of Mr. Leadbeater's work and see what happens to Matt Drake next. I would love for Mr. Patterson to do the narration.

    I would recommend this to anyone who likes adventure with a tough of history.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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