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  • True Hearts

  • By: Pamela Ferguson
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Dillard
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Even though it sometimes feels like she lives in a fishbowl, hair salon manager Sunny DeStefano loves small-town life. When self-made businessman Buck Day returns to Lilac for a family wedding, Sunny realizes her feelings for him are as strong as ever. Will gossip and judgmental people keep them apart? Buck once believed that moving away from Lilac would help him escape his family's troubled past and get over his crush on Sunny. Now that he's back, he realizes he wants a family of his own. Will Sunny risk getting involved with a loner whose family is as broken as his?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet small town romance

  • By kelly lauffenburger on 05-14-18

Clean romance

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

The story is OK. It had a lot of family drama which happens in a small town with people gossiping about each other.

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  • Cascade Point

  • The Ghost Fleet, Book 1
  • By: Joshua Guess
  • Narrated by: Andy Harrington
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Grant Stone and his crew just want to be left alone. They fly at the edges of Alliance space, surveying new systems far from the problems that brought them all together. Some are former military, while others have more colorful pasts. Everyone aboard the Fallen Angel has a reason for staying on the fringes. It's a good life, but a chance discovery will change everything. Confronted by an enemy powerful enough to threaten all of human civilization, Grant and his crew are forced to choose between confinement or joining the Ghost Fleet, a hidden network of ships recruited and run by the Alliance Navy. Faced with an existential danger, Grant will lead his team into the far reaches of unknown space to keep the brewing conflict from exploding into all-out war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Military Sci-Fi

  • By cosmitron on 04-21-18

Mixed feelings

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

I was disappointed with this book. I liked it to begin with. I thought this is going to get better but it sort of went flat for me after a certain time. I think this is more to do with the characters then the plot itself which I really liked. Also this book has a lot of profanity which I believe it did not need, I felt it was forced at times and I have to admit it did put me off.
However, others might like it a lot more then I did.
Would I read the next book in the series? The strange thing is I would say Yes. There is something about it that I liked but hated at the same time.

I liked the narrator, I thought he did a great job in voicing all the characters.

  • The Cape

  • A Dark Spores Novel, Book 3
  • By: Braxton A. Cosby
  • Narrated by: Braxton A. Cosby
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Future Chicago has become the haven for criminals and super villains of the darkest order. When an experiment goes wrong, hundreds of humans (Normals) absorb a mysterious contagion that gives rise to amazing super powers, creating a new species: Super-Normals. Some use their super powers for good, while others use their gifts for evil.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Are you a Superhero ?

  • By cosmitron on 04-19-18

Good Vs Evil

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

You would like this if you like comic books or super heros.
The book was not so bad but I found it to be predictable, however, the author puts his own take on super heros which I found different and I really liked the idea.

  • Midnight on Mars

  • By: M. C. Glan
  • Narrated by: Chase Johnson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Kari Keskiyo thought she was lucky escaping a doomed Earth by winning a ticket to Mars. However, she ends up facing worse predicaments, one of them being that her ex-fiance's failed cloning project has created mindless killers. Kari and Neil must put aside their spiritual and scientific differences and work together to not just save themselves but the entire human race from extinction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Sci-Fi Throwback that is well done.

  • By cosmitron on 04-20-18

Not bad

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

This book has a bit of violence and what looked like zombies. If you like this sort of thing then you would like this book.

  • The Marinski Affair

  • Kendall, Book 2
  • By: John Holt
  • Narrated by: Kolyn Marshall
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

The Marinski Affair began as a dull, mundane case involving a missing husband. Okay, so he was a rich missing husband, but he was nonetheless, still only a missing husband. The case soon developed into one involving robbery, kidnapping, blackmail, and murder. But was there really a kidnapping? All is not as it seems. Tom Kendall, private detective, had the task of solving the mystery. He was usually pretty good at solving puzzles, but this one was different, somehow. It wasn’t that he didn’t have any of the pieces. It was just that none of the pieces seemed to fit together.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mystery with an Identity crisis.

  • By cosmitron on 04-12-18

Not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

I have not read/listened to book one but I did not feel I was missing anything. This is a mystery book but we are told who don it, which I don't mind if the book is OK.
I found that the detective went around in circles at times and kept repeating things. I found it dragged and I ending up putting the book down a few times. The story was not bad but the book needs editing.

I liked the narrator, I thought he suited the book and he voiced all the characters.

  • Worth the Time

  • Waltham Academy, Book 2
  • By: Laura Jackson
  • Narrated by: Giselle Lumas
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Doesn't anyone feel she's worth their time? Routinely ignored by her single mother, high school senior Lindsey Hamilton hides her loneliness behind a mask of flirtatious self-confidence that has many boys wrapped around her finger. However, during community service required for graduation, she meets a shy guy with a haunted past who barely gives her the time of day. Why doesn't he like her?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Clean read.

  • By Layla on 05-15-18

Clean read.

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

I have not read book one but I did not feel that I was missing anything.
This book is an interesting read in that it is about family and the drama that comes with it.

The narrator I thought was OK, she voiced the characters but I felt the male voices sounded strange.

  • Agent G

  • Infiltrator
  • By: C. T. Phipps
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

In a world where virtually any death can be bought for the right price, follow the path of a high-tech assassin searching for answers to questions he shouldn't be asking along with his next target. Agent G is a Letter, one of the Society's 26 weapons for hire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful thrilling, exciting, and chilling read

  • By Cyn on 05-01-17

SciFi thriller with a bit of a mystery.

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

I found this book intriguing and I liked the mystery. I wanted to know who agent G is and the author really suprised me when we were told towards the end of the book.

This book is for those who love scifi and action but it does have profanity and violence.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Arrival

  • War for Earth, Book 1
  • By: J. Thorn, Zach Bohannon
  • Narrated by: Chelsea Stephens
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12

Paramedic Maya Talbot assumes her children to be safe at Grandma's. However, nothing could have prepared her for the chaos created when a strange obelisk rises from the ground and generates an impenetrable dome over the city. Riots, looting, and violence run rampant. The situation in Nashville deteriorates, and then they arrive, thrusting Maya into a desperate race to escape the dome and save her children from the dangers on the ground and from above. When darkness falls, the intergalactic visitors manifest our worst fears and threaten the future of humankind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Sci-Fi Adventure.

  • By cosmitron on 04-28-18

OK

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

This book reminded me of the series the Doom with war of the worlds mixed in. I wouldn't have minded it so much since I love both the series and the movie but I found the main character really annoying and I could not connect with her. The other secondary characters I felt were OK. They did things I did not like but they felt real unlike Maya. I felt she was to good to be true. The other thing is that I found it had a lot of slow moments and this dragged the book.

It is OK but it is not the best that I have read/listened too.

  • Anything but Extraordinary, Volume 1

  • By: Mary Frame
  • Narrated by: Leah Casey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

When the local authorities ask Ruby Simpson to help them find a thief in the small town of Castle Cove, she doesn't have much of a choice. She predicted the most recent theft, and the cops have no other leads. There are just two small problems. One, she's not psychic. Two, she's not Ruby Simpson. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Contemporary romance with some funny moments.

  • By Layla on 05-15-18

Contemporary romance with some funny moments.

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

This is not a murder mystery as I first thought but more of a robbery mystery. The plot is not the best but I loved the characters. I believe it is the main character Charlotte that pulls the book. She was complex and had some grey areas and I really liked her, which is strange because usually I don't really like the MC due to things they do that I find annoying.

I would highly recommend this book. This is more for 16+ due to profanity and some mild sexual content.

  • The Duke's Brother: A Regency Romance

  • The Regency Black Hearts Collection, Book 2
  • By: Claudia Stone
  • Narrated by: Virginia Ferguson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Can a Duke's bastard win the heart of a lady? Plucked as an orphan from the slums of St. Giles' by his half-brother, the Duke of Blackmore, Sebastian Black soon rises to become one of the richest men in London, and a notorious rake to boot. His time at Eton has left him with a healthy disregard for the aristocracy - that is until he inadvertently becomes involved in the affairs of the prim, proper, and snooty Aurelia St Claire. Aurelia's brother, Lord Theodore Epsom, was reported missing after Waterloo, but she is convinced that she has sighted him alive and well in London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clean historical romance with a mystery.

  • By Layla on 05-15-18

Clean historical romance with a mystery.

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

I love this book!!

I must admit that I thought there might be some sexual content due to the cover but that is deceptive. But I liked the blurb so I thought I would give it a go and I am so glad that I did!

This is a historical romance with just the same amount of mystery. This is the second book in the series, which I did not realise since I have not read/listened to the first book in the series. However, I did not feel that I was missing anything, so it could be read as a stand alone.
I will look up the authors other books.

I would highly recommend to all!!!