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  • Botanicaust

  • Botanicaust, Book 1
  • By: Tam Linsey
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

The only crop left ... is human. After genetically altered weeds devastate Earth's croplands, Dr. Tula Macoby believes photosynthetic skin can save the human race. Her people single-mindedly embark on a mission to convert the cannibals roaming what's left of Earth. But when Levi, a peaceful stranger, refuses alteration, Tula doesn't think the only options should be conversion or death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unusual and suspenseful

  • By Rabid Reader on 05-07-16

Botanicaust, Book 1 review

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

From the moment I started listening to Botanicaust, Book 1, I knew I'd like it, and did. This is an interesting story with unique characters and exciting writing. Five stars and well worth the time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Capturing Faith

  • Volume 1
  • By: Victoria G. Schwimley
  • Narrated by: Randi Larson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Chelsea Warren is the most popular girl in school, and the leader of the tightest clique on campus. The most important things to her are her looks and the respect of her followers. But Chelsea has a secret she doesn't want anyone to know. Amber Walker is compassionate, trustworthy, and the most well-adjusted girl in school. The most important thing to her is serving God and her community. When an argument between Chelsea and her best friend occurs, she runs straight to Amber for help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Capturing Faith Volume 1 review

  • By Mark Mackey on 05-06-18

Capturing Faith Volume 1 review

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

I liked this. It has interesting writing and characters, and I enjoyed listening to it. Worth the time and five stars.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Touch of Poison

  • By: Aaron Kite
  • Narrated by: Janet G. Henke
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Gwenwyn is the most miserable princess ever, and for good reason. Merely brushing up against her or touching her exposed skin is enough to cause painful burns, or worse. And if that wasn't enough, she's just discovered the singular reason for her existence - to act as the king's secret assassin, murdering neighboring princes with nothing more than a simple kiss.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • enjoyed

  • By Alex Garrett on 04-24-18

A Touch of Poison review

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

Wow, what can I say, this sure was an interesting story. I liked the writing and characters, it's a book I know I'll read/listen to over and over again. Well worth the time, and five stars.

  • My Beautiful Suicide

  • My Beautiful Suicide Series, Volume 1
  • By: Atty Eve
  • Narrated by: Michelle Sparks
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Her brother died. Her parents divorced. Her high school bully is relentless. Cosette doesn't have a lot to live for, but it isn't until she accidentally kills someone that Cosette makes the decision to take her own life. Unwilling to bring shame to her mom, best friend Mattie, or her boyfriend Chris, Cosette decides the best method of suicide is to become a victim of the local serial killer, The Poser. But every time she goes out to find him she gets attacked; her instincts take over, and she ends up killing her attackers. This quickly leads to unbearable guilt. Desperate to finish this before she gets caught or racks up more victims, Cosette does the unthinkable.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 🌟🌟 5 Stars 🌟🌟

  • By Cyndi on 05-13-18

My Beautiful Suicide Series, Volume 1 review

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

Where does My Beautiful Suicide rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

High among favorites. It's something I'd listen to again. It's really interesting.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Cosette.

What about Michelle Sparks’s performance did you like?

She really told the story well, in particular, the main character, Cosette.

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

Yes.

Any additional comments?

Five stars.

  • The Highwayman of Cordovia

  • The Rebel Series, Book 2
  • By: Linda Weaver Clarke
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Kashner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Centuries ago, valiant men and courageous women engaged in daring adventures as they helped their fellow man. In the country of Cordovia, the people enjoy their new-found liberty, but all is not well. A group of powerful men plan to take over the small country and replace the leader with a king. With the help of a bold highwayman and a pastor's daughter, they try to save their country from being taken over by a power-hungry leader. As they strive to stop the Kingmen and thwart their plans, Christine finds herself falling in love with Austin Knight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story with great characters

  • By Leslie F. on 01-01-18

The Highwayman of Cordovia: Rebel Series, review

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

Would you listen to The Highwayman of Cordovia again? Why?

Yes. Because it's a well written, fantastic book.

What did you like best about this story?

Everything about it.

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

A unique reading voice.

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

Yes, definitely.

Any additional comments?

Five stars and entertaining.

  • Twisted Faith

  • Faith, Book 2
  • By: Victoria Schwimley
  • Narrated by: Conner Goff, Kelley Mack
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

Abby Stein is young, smart, and obedient. But even obedient girls can make a mistake once in a while. While most girls learn a lesson and move on, Abby isn't allowed to do that. When a poor choice at a party leaves Abby pregnant and alone, her overly religious parents and church community will make her life so miserable that she's forced to consider suicide as her only way out. With nowhere else to turn, Abby makes a desperate call from the parking lot of New Hope Christian Church. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By taj-marie on 05-11-18

Twisted Faith: Faith, Book 2 review

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

Reviewed: 03-28-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it was really interesting.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Twisted Faith?

In the beginning when David receives the phone call.

Which character – as performed by Conner Goff and Kelley Mack – was your favorite?

David.

Any additional comments?

Five stars and worth it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Marshal's Pursuit

  • By: Micki Miller
  • Narrated by: Kevin Iggens
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Penny Wills is devastated after the murder of her father. Things get worse when she learns he arranged a marriage for her to a man she doesn't love. Her only way out is to catch the villain who killed him and collect the reward money. Marshal Garrett Kincaid can't believe Penny has followed him for three days without his knowledge. Now, he has no choice but to take the prim little hellion with him on a manhunt. They track the killer together until their attraction to each other pushes their passion to the limit.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Western Romance

  • By Jan M on 03-04-18

the Marshalls Pursuit review

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

Reviewed: 03-05-18

Would you listen to The Marshal's Pursuit again? Why?

Yes, I sure would, because its an interesting story.

What did you like best about this story?

All of it. Its unique.

Which scene was your favorite?

The beginning scene

Any additional comments?

A likeable western.

  • Short Western Tales - Friend of the Devil

  • By: Eric H. Heisner
  • Narrated by: Chris Abell
  • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

In the early days of the western frontier there were a group of hardy, action-ready men riding under the Cinco Peso cut-star who called themselves Texas Rangers. This collection of short western tales tells of the many hardships in keeping the peace and enforcing the laws of civilization in the untamed land of the Old West.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short Western Tales - Friend of the Devil review

  • By Mark Mackey on 03-03-18

Short Western Tales - Friend of the Devil review

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

What made the experience of listening to Short Western Tales - Friend of the Devil the most enjoyable?

The writing.

What did you like best about this story?

Everything. It really was an interesting book of short stories.

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

The ability to differentiate between the various voices.

Any additional comments?

Interesting overall.

  • The Rebels of Cordovia

  • By: Linda Weaver Clarke
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Kashner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Set in the late 1700s, Robin’s Rebels realize they must fight against the tyranny of a wicked king and help the people survive this oppression. In this battle for freedom, a tender love story begins to blossom. Daniel, a rogue and a leader of the Freemen, doesn’t realize that the sweet, feminine woman he has met and is falling for happens to be the leader of Robin’s Rebels. Realizing the importance of uniting all the rebel groups, Daniel tries to recruit Robin’s Rebels, but they refuse. Now, he has to find a way to convince them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Rebels of Cordovia

  • By Jonel on 12-31-17

The Rebels of Cordovia

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

Reviewed: 02-15-18

Would you listen to The Rebels of Cordovia again? Why?

Yes, its really interesting and unique.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main character, Robin Marie, she's a unique character and interesting to read about.

Have you listened to any of Carolyn Kashner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No.

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

No.

Any additional comments?

It was interesting, and something to read more than once.

  • The Mermaid's Tale

  • By: D G Valdron
  • Narrated by: Susan J Iannucci
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

In a city of majesty and brutality, of warring races and fragile alliances, a sacred mermaid has been brutally murdered. An abomination, a soulless Arukh is summoned to hunt the killer. As the world around the Arukh drifts into war and madness, her search for justice leads her on a journey to discover redemption and even beauty in the midst of chaos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Murder Mystery only a nameless monster can solve

  • By Ray Johnson on 02-12-18

The Mermaid's Tale review

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

Reviewed: 01-24-18

Where does The Mermaid's Tale rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

High among my favorites.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main character. They seemed unique and interesting.

Which character – as performed by Susan J Iannucci – was your favorite?

The main character.

Any additional comments?

A fantastic, five star book.