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  • splinter

  • By: Michael Bussa
  • Narrated by: JK Carpenter
  • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Some family secrets should go to the grave. In the tiny town of Milnor, North Dakota, Adam struggles to bring some measure of normalcy to his life, after a tragic event left him confined to a wheelchair, 21 years earlier. His sister, Ada, fills his days with psychological torment and disappears for days at a time. Is it sibling rivalry, or something more sinister? A psychiatrist, in his relentless search for the truth, gets caught up in the unexpected. Splinter will keep you guessing right to the end!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Psycho/Mommy Dearest

  • By willee on 06-13-18

Good read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-18

Splinter was a good quick read by Michael Bussa. Adam was confined to a wheelchair after a tragic accident. His sister Ada torments his every day but isn't always around. Adam's psychiatrist tries to help Adam but it may cost him everything. I enjoyed this book and all of it's twists and turns.

  • Lingering Shadows

  • A Detective Al Harris Cold Case, Book 7
  • By: Rob Costa
  • Narrated by: John C. Snipes
  • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Striking a balance between the pros and cons of his job isn’t going to be easy, especially now that his reputation is growing. Harris has helped to solve a few more high-profile cases, and some people aren’t too happy about that. He thought that it would help get him more clients, and he’s getting noticed all right - by the wrong kind of people.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quick fun listen

  • By Claire on 06-18-18

Good Read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-18

Lingering Shadows (A Detective Al Harris Cold Case Book 7) by Rob Costa was a good read. Detective Al Harris winds up looking into a mass suicide of a cult. He isn't positive that it wasn't murder. I enjoyed this book and can't wait to read more of this series.

  • Think Like Musk

  • How Elon Musk Uses First Principles Thinking to Invent the Future (And How You Can Too)
  • By: Derrick House
  • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
  • Length: 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

First рrіnсірlеѕ thіnkіng, whісh іѕ ѕоmеtіmеѕ called rеаѕоnіng frоm fіrѕt principles, іѕ one of thе mоѕt effective ѕtrаtеgіеѕ уоu can еmрlоу fоr breaking down complicated рrоblеmѕ аnd generating оrіgіnаl solutions. It аlѕо might be the single-best аррrоасh tо learn hоw to think fоr yourself. The fіrѕt рrіnсірlеѕ аррrоасh hаѕ bееn uѕеd by mаnу great thinkers, including inventor Jоhаnnеѕ Gutenberg, mіlіtаrу ѕtrаtеgіѕt Jоhn Bоуd, аnd thе аnсіеnt philosopher Aristotle; but nо оnе embodies the philosophy of fіrѕt рrіnсірlеѕ thinking more еffесtіvеlу thаn the entrepreneur Elоn Musk. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First principles thinking is back!

  • By Adam on 06-19-18

Good Read

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-18

Think Like Musk: How Elon Musk Uses First Principles Thinking to Invent the Future (And How You Can Too) by Derrick House was a good quick read. This was a good read about Elon Musk and what helped him become the man he is.

  • Ryker

  • Bad Boys for Hire Series, Book 1
  • By: Rachelle Ayala
  • Narrated by: Chris Abell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Florist Terri Martin lives a calm and peaceful life. Maybe too calm and too peaceful because she can't remember the last time she was in a relationship. Terri calls Bad Boys for Hire to book herself a date for her thirtieth birthday party, but before she can hire one, she meets Ryker Slade, a biker hiding from his motorcycle club. Old vendettas resurface and soon, Terri has more than she can handle when she learns that her and Ryker's love is as doomed as Romeo and Juliet's.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I asked for more and I got it!

  • By ABR-Penelope on 09-02-17

Great Read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-18

Ryker (Bad Boys for Hire #1) by Rachelle Ayala was a great read. Terri is a florist who is looking for a change of pace before her thirtieth birthday. She calls Bad Boy for Hire for a hot motorcycle man to be her date to her party. She meets Ryker and doesn't expect how much everything is going to change. I can't wait to read more by Rachelle Ayala.

  • Begging Becky

  • An Online Hookup
  • By: Akayla Furrows
  • Narrated by: Posey Clifford
  • Length: 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Becky, young, sexy and beautiful, was desperate. When one is desperate one tends to make very bad and naughty choices. Becky was no different; although, Becky's choices may put her in danger. But when your body calls you to action, more like, demands it, what choice do you have? Find someone to share it with who needs it just as bad. Becky hoped to find a partner to help her with her problem. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 🔥🔥🔥

  • By Rebecca Azizov on 06-15-18

Good quick read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-18

Begging Becky: An Online Hookup was a good read by Akayla Furrows. Becky came across an online dating advertisement. This was a good quick read.

  • The French and Indian War: Seven Years of Continental Crossfire

  • By: in60Learning
  • Narrated by: J. Wesley Price
  • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

The war gets its name from British colonists’ two primary enemies: the French settlers and the Native Americans who sided with them. The title is a bit misleading, however, as the British also had Native Americans on their side at various points of the war. The conflict goes by "The Seven Years’ War" in Europe because it took place from 1756 to 1763. Britain’s victory solidified the future of the English-speaking North America we know today. However, it also led to the massacre of countless Native peoples throughout North America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read

  • By Ashley Hedden on 06-16-18

Great Read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-18

The French and Indian War: Seven Years of Continental Crossfire by in60Learning was a good quick read. This was a good book about the Seven Years War between the French and the Native Americans.

  • The Pawnee Indians: Proud Yet Peaceful People of the Stars

  • HistoryIn60
  • By: HistoryIn60
  • Narrated by: Andrew Colford
  • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

The Pawnee Indians were a fierce, proud, and determined people who called themselves the "men of men". Though there are many Native American tribes to learn about, the Pawnees were unique in many ways; they were a peace-loving, agricultural people with permanent settlements in what is now Nebraska. They dedicated themselves to their gods, the stars, and even arranged their villages according to important star clusters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Clearly organized, recounted history of thePawnees

  • By DebLynn on 06-19-18

Great read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-18

The Pawnee Indians: Proud Yet Peaceful People of the Stars was another great read by in60Learning. The Pawnee Indians were peaceful Indians in the Nebraska area. This was a great read about who these great people were.

  • Out of Her Depth

  • By: Brenda Hiatt
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

No fear was her new motto. But she never expected to be targeted for murder. Indiana housewife Wynne Seally is determined to put her life back together after her husband leaves her for a younger woman. Traveling alone to Aruba and learning to scuba dive seem like big steps in that direction. However, Wynne plunges in over her head when an underwater discovery turns out to be a clue in a high-profile murder case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A boring holiday in Aruba? Definitely not!

  • By Lidia Chymkowska on 03-04-18

Great read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-18

Out of Her Depth was a great read by Brenda Hiatt. After Wynne Seally's divorce, she decides to still go on her anniversary vacation to Aruba alone. She wants to live with no fear but doesn't expect that her vacation may end up making her a murder suspect. I loved reading this book.

  • Passion Project

  • DIY, Book 2
  • By: Sandra Kyle
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Marly's been doing the best with what life's dealt her. Losing her husband a decade ago and raising two kids on her own made her self-reliant and unapologetic. When she's pushed to the limit after losing her job, what's a girl to do? Audition for a spot on a DIY show, naturally.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved This!

  • By Karen M. on 02-11-18

Great Read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-18

Passion Project by Sandra Kyle was a great read. This is book two in A DIY Romance. Marly is raising her children as a single mother. She recently loses her job and decides to audition for a DIY show. At her audition she meets Jack and doesn't expect just how much her life is going to change. I loved this book and can't wait to read more by Sandra Kyle.

  • Marlon Brando: The Godfather of Method Acting

  • BiographyIn60
  • By: in60Learning
  • Narrated by: Harriet Seed
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Actor Marlon Brando, famous for his role in The Godfather, used his troubled childhood to fuel his work. Between two alcoholic parents, Brando grew up physically abused and emotionally underdeveloped. As an actor, he practiced the Stanislavski system, a kind of method acting where one draws emotions from past experiences to bring realism into a performance. This biography delves into the complicated life and career of this actor, director, and activist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great quick read

  • By Ashley Hedden on 06-13-18

Great quick read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-18

Marlon Brando: The Godfather of Method Acting by in60Learning was a good quick read. Marlon Brando was an actor famous for his role in The Godfather. This was a good read about Brando's life before and after his acting career.