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  • Last Seen: A Dr. Pepper Hunt Mystery

  • By: J. L. Doucette
  • Narrated by: Morgan Laure, Dave Trosko
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Psychologist and police consultant, Dr. Pepper Hunt, relocates to Wyoming after her husband is murdered. When her new patient disappears after a therapy session, she joins the investigation. As she follows the trail of her patient's obsession to dangerous places, she must face her own haunted past or risk becoming the next victim in this gripping novel of psychological suspense.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good psychological mystery.

  • By Amanda on 12-04-17

Worth your time - very enjoyable

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-19-17

I really enjoyed this book. Great story with fantastic narration. It's a well written, very entertaining good solid story. This one will keep you guessing. It will pull you in from the start and never lets go for a minute. Even though it's not a fast-paced story it does constantly move forward at a nice steady pace slowly building. Just because it builds at a slower pace doesn't mean it's any less engaging or interesting. A story doesn't have to be fast paced and full of non-stop action to pull you in, hold your complete attention and keep the suspense building.

Along with an interesting cast of characters there is plenty of mystery, suspense and twists you won't see coming until suddenly it all comes together.

Dave Trosko and Morgan Laure both did a fantastic job with the narration. They both have voices that are easy to listen to for long periods of time. Dave Trosko's voice is almost hypnotic. I mean that in a good way. Is this really the first book he has narrated? His voice just pulls you into the story. Morgan Laure's voice is also great. With just a slight change in tone and cadence her male voices were also very good. Their voices compliment each other. Clearly spoken with a nice even pace. Really good character voices. They brought the characters and the story to life. Very enjoyable.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request ad voluntarily provided this review.

  • Strain of Resistance

  • Bixby Series, Book 1
  • By: Michelle Bryan
  • Narrated by: Marnye Young
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

I was 12-years-old when the world ended. For eight years I've survived in this sh*thole once known as Earth, fighting the alien parasite that mutated most of the population into bloodthirsty freaks while the rest of us became the lunch special on their alien menu. Now things are changing, and not for the better. The parasite is evolving, becoming smarter, stronger, and deadlier. They've already stolen everything from me - my home, my family, even the man I loved. It's time for this bullsh*t to end once and for all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kick A** Main Character!!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 11-22-17

Great story with fantastic narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-19-17

Wow. Great start to a series. It's definitely a 5 star listen and worth your credit. There are just some stories that grab a hold of you and don't slow down for a minute and all you can do is hold on for the ride. This is one of those books.

It's a creative, well written, and fast paced story that pulled me in immediately and held my complete attention from start to finish. Very entertaining and engaging with a
great storyline and an interesting cast of characters. It's an apocalyptic/alien invasion story with plenty of suspense and action with a bit of romance and a very interesting twist.

A story is only as good as it's characters. Even a great story can be ruined by unlikable characters. That doesn't happen here. All the characters are well rounded and interesting. Both likable and unlikable. Bixby is an awesome character. Strong, confident and independent with a hardened exterior that she uses to hide her inner vulnerability from all but a few.

It's a harsh world that hasn't been kind to the survivors of the invasion. They have been living in a destroyed world full of enemies for 8 years. Not only do they have to avoid the leeches(aliens) who are to survive they also have cannibalistic humans to contend with. It's a dark world that they live in and things are about to get worse.

This is definitley a series I will be continuing with. Not sure where things are going to go from here but I see a love triangle coming in the future. I usually hate love triangles but this could prove to be really interesting. I can't say any more about that so I won't give away any spoilers.

Marnye Young does a fantastic job with the narration. She was the perfect narrator for this story. Pleasant voice that is easy to listen to for hours at a time. Her narration pulls you into the story from the first word. Clearly spoken with a nice smooth pace. Great character voices. Both male and female. Each character had a distinct voice and personality. Her male voices are perfect with just a change of cadence and tone. She brought the characters, their emotions and the story to life. Very enjoyable.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily provided this review.

  • The Leftover

  • By: Brooke Williams
  • Narrated by: April Richwine
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Megan Malone is the ultimate homebody. When her sister talks her into going on The Leftover, a local version of the TV show Survivor, she isn't sure she'll make it past the first vote. Cane Trevino is nursing a broken heart by joining the show as a medic. With time away from his regular job and a dozen contestants to distract him, he hopes he can finally get over the woman he thought was the one.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Leftover, should not be left over

  • By TinkerMel on 11-13-17

Entertaining story....but

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-19-17

Cute, fun, lighthearted, humorous and entertaining story.

I have to admit I'm one of those people that love Survivor so this story was right up my alley. I liked the premise of the story, a small town local version of Survivor. The story it's self is creative and different from any thing else I have read recently and I really enjoyed it. However, I had a hard time with this book. The narration was off for me and that effected my overall enjoyment of the story. I could only listen for a a little at a time.

Great cast of interesting characters representing all those different personality types you would come across in a situation like this. Cane was likable from the start. Megan took a while to warm up to. She started off so shy, meek and self-conscious that I wanted to shake her. Slowly but surely she gains her footing and her confidence grows. Finally she comes into her own and surprises everyone including herself.

The but... This is not the first time I have heard April Richwine narrate a book. This book is not the best example of her work. She has a pleasant voice and some really good character voices that did not show through in this book. For me the narration in this book was off. It just didn't always flow smoothly. There were awkward pauses in the wrong spot at times. At other times it was a tad to fast. A lot of the time she sounded like she was out of breath. Her voice for Megan was too high pitched and became quite annoying at times. Just her normal voice for Megan would have been perfect. Her male character voices are easily distinguishable and sounded really good with just a slight change in tone. They also seem to flow more smoothly for some reason. I would/will listen to other books she narrates in the future.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily provided this review.


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  • Moonchild

  • By: Kate L. Mary
  • Narrated by: Heidi Drennan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

In a world fueled by greed and corruption, where airships rule the skies and coal mines have been turned into prisons, Scarlett Moon has one goal: survive. Being tough and looking out for herself is the only way to stay alive, but when her best friend, Rory, is arrested and returned to the mines, all of Scarlett's carefully built walls threaten to crumble. After being rescued by an airship full of pirates, led by the sexy and irresistible Asher Kimura, Scarlett finds herself surrounded by cons and fugitives, and thrust into the middle of a coal-smuggling business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • an amazing listen

  • By Rebecca Azizov on 05-04-18

Worth your time and credit!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-19-17

Wow. Fantastic start to a series! I really enjoyed this book but I shouldn't be surprised. I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I started this book. I have read several of Kate L. Mary books and have never been disappointed. I have enjoyed them all greatly. This book was no exception. She just has a way of telling a story that grabs your attention, pulls you right in and never lets go. Just as with all of her other books I have read this story was well written as well as very entertaining with a creative storyline and a great cast of characters.

The synopsis tells you everything you need to know about the story going in except that it is definitley worth your time and credit. It has the perfect mixture of a steampunk/dystopian society with little nuances that make it a unique world the author has created.

Great cast of interesting characters. Along with Scarlett and Asher all the secondary characters are well rounded and distinct. Scarlett is a great character but she can get a little annoying at times. She's a strong independent tough little cookie that is used to taking care of herself. At the same time she's very closed off and naïve in some ways and some of her decisions while understandable due to her past are questionable. Asher was likable from the start and was even more likable as the story went continued.

The only thing I was disappointed about is that the rest of the series is not available yet. I went searching for the rest of the series as soon as I was done with this book. I wanted more. It is definitley a series I will be continuing with and recommending often.

Heidi Drennan did a fantastic job with the narration. She was the perfect narrator for this book. Pleasant voice that is easy to listen to for long periods of time. Clearly spoken with a nice even pace. Great character voices. Both male and female. Each character has a distinct voice. With just a slight change in tone her male voices were really good and believable. She was able to bring the characters, their emotions and the characters to life. Very enjoyable. Hopefully she will be narrating the rest of the series.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily provided this review.

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  • Under Suspicion

  • Alexander Security and Investigations
  • By: Marla Josephs
  • Narrated by: D. C. Cole
  • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Ethan's story is finally here in this spin off series from Marla Josephs' Alexander Ranch series. The team is still fighting crime and solving cases with a few new faces. This case has Ethan working with Sasha to find out who is harassing a teacher at the local school and trying to frame their client. Or, is their client guilty? As the letters turn from harsh accusations to hostile threats, the team must work fast to solve this one before someone gets hurt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Under Suspicion

  • By Zoe on 10-29-17

Great story with fantastic narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-18-17

I'm one of those people that has a to-be-read(listened to) list that is a mile long. And now it's going to get even longer as well as be re-arranged. I'm officially hooked now and the rest of this series is going straight to the top of the list. Even though this is part of an ongoing series each book is a standalone mystery. This is the first book from the series that I have read and had no problem following the storyline or the characters.

This a well written, fun, entertaining and engaging story that flows smoothly with a little steamy romance, plenty of mystery and suspense, a bit of humor and an unusual group of detectives with some interesting paranormal abilities. The balance of romance, humor, paranormal and mystery is perfect. Not too much of any one thing. The story pulled me in immediately and held my complete attention from start to finish. Before I knew it almost 5 hrs. had flown by and the story was over. I didn't want it to end.

Great cast of interesting and well rounded characters. Ethan was immediately likable. Sasha took a bit longer to warm up to, but not long. Even though this story centers around Ethan and Sasha I had no problem keeping all the characters straight. They were all likable and each one has a distinct personality and a place in the story. None of them felt like they were secondary characters to Ethan and Sasha. They were all equal.

I do have a few unanswered questions but those will probably be answered when I listen to the rest of the series. Which I am looking forward to.

DC Cole did a fantastic job with the narration. He has one of those voices that as made for narrating books, it just draws you right into a story and makes it and the characters come to life. It's easy to listen to his voice for hours on end and never get tired of it. Clearly spoken with a nice even pace. Great character voices. Both male and female. Each character is easily distinguishable. Perfect tone and delivery with the humor. Very enjoyable.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily provided this review.

  • Black Marks

  • By: Pete Aldin
  • Narrated by: Travis Baldree
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

No good deed goes unpunished. Detroit is a hole where even a werewolf's sins can be buried. Or so Jake Brennan hopes. Hiding from his hunters, shooting heroin to negate the effect of the full moon, he is beginning to turn things around. And the day he is witness to a brutal attack on ER doctor Gwen Cheevey, Jake is forced to transform into something new: a hero. But when a clip of his good deed goes viral, Jake's days of hiding are over. To keep Gwen safe, Jake will need to embrace the beast within.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Black Marks Absolved

  • By Spooky Mike on 05-16-18

Very entertaining and enjoyable

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-18-17

I ended up really enjoying this book. Overall it really is an entertaining, engaging and enjoyable story, although I had a really hard time with it in the beginning. I started and stopped it several times. It just wasn't holding my attention. I'm not sure what the problem was. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood for this type of story that day. The third time was the charm. I started it and was pulled into the story immediately and it held my complete attention from start to finish.

Despite my initial problems it really is a good story with a great storyline, plenty of action, suspense, mystery, a bit of humor and a great cast of well developed characters.

Jake isn't your typical werewolf character. He hates his other side. He is struggling with the beast within himself. He is trying to control it and losing the battle. He doesn't want any black marks against his name or soul. Trying to make amends for all things he does while under control of the beast he does/or tries to do good deeds or help others whenever he can. One such occasion blows his cover and the race is one to save himself as well as those around him.

Hopefully this will be a series. Or at least a second book to give Jake a HEA of some sort. I'm curious to see where Jake's story goes from here and if it will include Gwen.

Travis Baldree did a really good job with the narration. He has a nice voice that is easy to listen to for long periods of time. Clearly spoken with a nice even pace. Good character voices. Even his female voices are good. His voice for the beast was perfect. He was able to bring the characters and story to life through his narration. Very enjoyable

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily provided this review.

  • Chase Baker and the Spear of Destiny

  • A Chase Baker Thriller
  • By: Vincent Zandri
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

After surviving a bloody run-in with ISIS-sympathizing bandits in the middle of Morocco’s Sahara Desert, adventurer and Renaissance man Chase Baker finds himself in the presence of a Vatican priest who desperately needs his help. One of the church’s great relics has been stolen by a surviving member of the Nazi SS. The relic is none other than the Spear of Longinus. If Chase can’t recover the spear, it will be used by Rickman and his neo-Nazi cohorts to create a brand new evil Fourth Reich.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Eh!

  • By Tracie Poling on 11-15-17

Worth your time and credit!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-18-17

Another great addition to the series. Perfect combination of author and narrator. This series is just plain fun, well written, very entertaining, engaging and enjoyable. This book is no exception. You are once again pulled into the world of Chase Baker and his adventures from the minute the story starts. As usual the story is fast paced, full of action and suspense and has an interesting storyline along with plenty of humor and sarcasm. This series is just addicting and definitley worth your time and credit.

Even though it's part of a series it can be listened to as a standalone.

Andrew B. Wehrlen is the voice of Chase Baker. These books wouldn't be the same without him. He has one of those voices that just pulls you into a story and brings it to life. Nice voice that is easy to listen to for long periods of time. Clearly spoken with a nice even pace. Great character voices. He gives each character a distinct personality and it's always easy to tell who is speaking. His narration changes to suit the situation at the time. Perfect tone and delivery of the humor and sarcasm. Always very enjoyable listening to him narrate a book.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily provided this review.

  • A Father for Christmas

  • A Veteran's Christmas, Book 1
  • By: Rachelle Ayala
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Single mother Kelly Kennedy can't afford lavish gifts for her four-year-old daughter, Bree. Homeless veteran Tyler Manning doesn't believe he deserves a Merry Christmas. When Bree asks Santa for a father and picks Tyler, both Tyler and Kelly vow to keep Bree from being hurt while fighting their feelings for each other. Tyler struggles with frightening flashbacks that scare Kelly. Meanwhile, Kelly's criminal past threatens her chance for happiness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet Holiday Story

  • By Jocelyne on 03-21-18

Great story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-18-17

This was great story. It's a very entertaining and enjoyable sweet heartwarming second chance and personal redemption story.

Even though it's a sweet heartwarming story it actually deals with PTSD and the mental/emotional toll it has on a person. It's a shorter story that is well written, flows smoothly, has a really good storyline and great characters that will pull you in immediately and hold your complete attention from start to finish. It's one of those books that you find yourself listening to repeatedly just for the enjoyment of it. It's also a story that had me still thinking about it and the characters long after it was over. My only complaint is that it was over too soon. Although this book has a HEA and you could listen to this book as a standalone there are more stories revolving around these characters and I'm looking forward to continuing with the series.

Great characters that are realistic and believable. You can't help but root for them from the start. Kelly does take a bit longer to warm up to but not long. Tyler was a likable and unique character from the start. A veteran struggling with PTSD you can't help but like him immediately. As they both find out, never judge a person at first glance, impression or past.

Elizabeth Klett did a great job with the narration. Pleasant voice that is easy to listen to for long periods of time. Clearly spoken with a nice even pace. Great character voices. Each character had a distinct personality. She was able to bring the characters, their emotions and the story to life. Very enjoyable.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily provided this review.

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  • Must Love More Kilts: A Time Travel Romance

  • Must Love Series, Book 4
  • By: Angela Quarles
  • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Highland Games fanatic Fiona Campbell believes her only value is her family's history, myths, and legends. So when she travels back to 1689 Scotland and discovers she's the Fiona of family legend, you'd think she'd be excited. And she is. Except that the legendary warrior she's to save her ancestor from is the hottie in a kilt she just handfasted. Duncan MacCowan once trusted his heart to the wrong woman, but when a strange lass drops into his life and pries opens his heart again, he impulsively handfasts her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spunky American Saves Ancestor & Catches HOT Scot!

  • By LilMissMolly on 11-05-17

Worth your time and credit

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-16-17

Very entertaining and enjoyable. I had listened to the first in the series and loved it. I was a little lost when I started this one. I didn't realize that I had missed 2 books. While still very entertaining, engaging and enjoyable this book didn't grab my full attention as quickly as Must Love Kilts did. I think that is my fault though having missed 2 books. Especially book 3. However, it didn't take long for me to be completely pulled into the story. You can't help but be pulled into a fantastic story that is well written, flows smoothly, has a interesting storyline, great characters a bit of humor and a little romance. What more can you ask for. Love the history woven seamlessly into the stories. It's definitely worth your time and credit.

I need to go back and read the stories I missed as soon as I can.

Fulfilling your own family's history. We all wonder what the real story behind our family legends are. Fiona finds out first hand. She is a part of that history.

Mary Jane Wells does a great job with the narration. She has a voice that pulls you right into a story and brings it and the characters to life. Pleasant voice that is easy to listen to for long periods of time. Clearly spoken with a nice even pace. Great character voices. Both male and female. She is the perfect narrator for this series. Very enjoyable.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily provided this review.

  • Virus: Earth's Last Battle

  • By: Ray Jay Perreault
  • Narrated by: George Napier
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

A suspicious virus has killed 99.99997 percent of the people. A ruthless warlord who moved into the White House attacked the government at Camp David. The president moved the remaining government to an aircraft carrier in the Atlantic and left a military unit to deal with the warlord. The decimated US Navy is still functional. They must defend themselves from the remnants of militaries with a grudge against the US that use the opportunity to get revenge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Virus

  • By MANI on 11-01-17

Worth your time and credit.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-16-17

4.5 stars

After a virus has wiped out most of the population on the planet those left both on Earth and those in space struggle to survive the aftermath.

Thoroughly enjoyable. Having already listened to SIMPOC previously I was really looking forward to this book and was not disappointed. It pulled me in from the start and held my complete attention from start to finish. I was one of those people who after listening to SIMPOC wanted the other side of the story and this book filled in all those lingering questions/sides. This book was no less engaging or enjoyable even though parts of it are the same story being told from the human POV. At the same time it's different. Even though you know how some things are going to turn out it still has enough little twists to keep the story fresh, the action moving and the suspense building keeping you glued to the story. It's definitley worth your time and credit.

What happens when computers become self aware enough to make decisions on their own and become independent thinkers? What happens when humans can no longer control them? What happens when their coarse of action contradicts what is best for humanity? Add in a delusional scientist and suddenly surviving a virus and an altered world is not the only thing they will have to survive.

While overall I really enjoyed the story and the narration at the same time the narration was so well done it was distracting at times. I know that sounds contradictory but SIMPOC and Alpha are AI characters and the narration with a computerized edge for them was fantastic as well as annoying at the same time.

George Napier did a fantastic job with the narration. Even though at times I would have liked just a little more normal narration the narration is actually fantastic. You can tell the work and dedication that went into bringing this story to life. Nice voice that is easy to listen to for long periods of time. Clearly spoken with a nice even pace. Really good character voices both male and female. Even with my slight complaint the narration is very enjoyable and entertaining.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily provided this review.