In a way this book is about survival, against others and their beliefs that they can take whatever they want, without repercussions, other than death.
Our Texan hero is a young man that has had a hard upbringing, but had met and learnt from the hands of an expert, not only the tools of his trade, but respect and manners, which carry on throughout his journey.
To take responsibility for the welfare of another, as with Martha, also shows the caliber of the man. The long trek to rescue her and the other girls is quite an eventful trip, one not everyone survives.
I loved the audio rendition of this book, with the voice characteristics vocalised in a very realistic manner. I may not have "read" this book, because it is not normally my genre for reading, but I enjoyed the journey through the audiobook.
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.
This story is of teenagers, their beliefs, insecurities and mis-judgement in their ability to monitor their own behavior, in this instance, an example of the over use of caffeine.
An examination of the manner in which a belief in God, and how to best help others find their way to believing, is all interwoven with the lives of High school students and their everyday life dramas.
Also, there is a stark reminder of the excess of drugs and driving can have dior consequences, and it may not just affect the person driving.
I found the first half heavy on the religious messages, but as the tale unfolded, the reason for this becomes clear.
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This set of books , all hinging on Morna's matchmaking and magic have been a joy to listen to. The audio rendition has added to the writer's techniques of engaging the reader with romance, drama and enchantment.
I have enjoyed the 4 books in this set.
Brought up in a solo parent household, with a parent that was barely there, our “Baby Girl” learnt her first hard lessons of life, depend on no one, she transitions through various situations, finding three friends, and then loosing two of them. Life appeared to settle then tragedy strikes, not once but twice. There good people that help, but there is always that in answered question of where she came from, why did they want her dead? Therefore, she pushed on, until she gets her answers.
When I started to listen to this audiobook series, I was sceptical about the narrator, but as I continued to become absorbed into the story, I appreciated the narrators interpretation of the tale being told.
I enjoyed this series immensely.
From book one: Resilient, kickass, and determined, Aislinn Lenear walled herself off from anything that might make her feel again. Until a wolf picks her for a bond mate, and a Celtic god rises out of legend to claim her for his own. Power so old, deep, and chilling it hurts to think about it will overrun Earth if nothing changes. Aislinn gathers allies, putting her life on the line for what she believes in.
I have listened to the audio rendition of this book series and have been enjoying it tremendously.
The dark lords and another alien race has taken over Earth and a band of Celtic Gods, along with a female human, who has magic powers, battle the oppressors, in a do or die effort to regain control and save all on Earth.
Camryn Painter is a 16-year-old freak of nature. Or possibly the savior of a civilization that isn't supposed to exist. She's a human chameleon...one who transforms into the image of whoever she sees. Escaping from a medical research facility, Camryn discovers a magical forest world. Not that she's welcome. Her new home is filled with faeries and beasts set on destroying her.
Raised in a world that considers you a freak, and loosing the parents who were your only safety net, then forced to live a drugged existence in a psycho facility, all before you turn 16. Truly, it is a wonder that Camryn hadn't gone insane. Then when she does escape, she has people wanting to help, but for their own nefarious reasons. Who would you trust, see if you agreed with Camryn's decision.
I loved the narrator's rendition of the various characters, it really enhances the enjoyment of the story.
It is 1898, and Professor Concordia Wells has come to expect the hectic routine of classes, clubs, teas, and the inevitable student pranks at the women's college. If only she could avoid the cantankerous dean, Randolph Maynard, who has learned about her past experiences as a "lady sleuth." To Concordia’s dismay, he scrutinizes her every move for evidence of unseemly conduct. Then a mysterious woman claims that Concordia's young friend, the eleven-year-old Eli, is her long-lost child. Soon after, they find the woman murdered and the boy gone.
I have listened to the audio rendition of each of this series, and although as stand alones this problem may not appear, having listen to the three consequently, it appears Miss Wells ' Lady College, is a haunt for unscrupulous people. Although, I believe this is a minor problem, as the ploys are sound in each case, and very dramatic in some parts, with a good touch of humor in others.
I have a feeling with the ending of this book, the scope for further sleuthing, away from the school environment will be found in future episodes.
I have enjoyed this book, and look forward to further adventures with our Unseemly Professor.
The year is 1896, and college professor Concordia Wells has her hands full: teaching classes, acting as live-in chaperone to a cottage of lively female students, and directing the student play, Macbeth. But mystery and murder are not confined to the stage, especially when the death of Concordia's sister, Mary, appears to be foul play. To make matters worse, the women's college is plagued by malicious pranks, arson, money troubles, and the apparent suicide of a college official.
I loved being a fly on the wall, to the times when women were restricted in their life options. The ideas of what constituted seemly conduct for a woman, but the liberty a man had, is shown in sharp comparison.
The main purpose of the story, that of solving of a case of fraud, and subsequent situations that occur as cover ups, laid out during a period of time when women's mental capacity were placed on the same level of children, by a lot of the male population.
I enjoyed the narrator's rendition of this book, and look forward to listening to further books in this series.
Jason Lex just saved the world. Now he's immersed in training as a new Rampart Guard to protect the shield that enables humans and cryptids like Skyfish, Bigfoot, and the Black Shuck, to live side-by-side and danger-free. A summons from the League of Governors, the clandestine organization that presides over the human-cryptid treaty, takes a suspicious turn when Jason's dad and sister disappear on their way to League headquarters. Jason must find them before things go bad, so he follows their trail to London.
This series has been fantastic, with this story the best yet.
I ponder what age group this series is targeted at, as although the main character Jason Lex, is supposed to be 14, the situations represented may be traumatic for a person of that age, reading some of the scenarios portrayed.
The plot is dramatic and suspenseful, making it difficult to put down. I do other chores whilst listening to the audiobooks, so washing clothes and floors is no longer a chore. I found I read the night away, I was so engrossed.
Again, I admire and applaud the skills of the narrator, handling the various voices of the characters, with apparant ease, which adds so much to the enjoyment of reading.
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Sadie Callahan's life is as normal as it can be after helping her friend, Jason Lex, save the world, and learning cryptids like Skyfish and Bigfoot are real. Things go bad when Sadie comes home after school and finds a strange man with his hands on her grandmother's neck. Trained in Tae Kwon Do, Sadie strikes and forces the man from their house. Soon after the clash, people around her start behaving oddly. Is she somehow triggering their weird behavior?
Although this is book 2, the previous book only barely gets a mention, with this story concentrated basically on Sadie, and changes in her life, due to inherited powers she had, up until now been aware off.
I listened to the audio rendition of this book, enjoying it immensely, due to the diversity of voices used and the drama the reading enhanced .
I am looking forward to the next book in the series, to see if Sadie, together with her friends, can catch the current leader and prevent future assassinations being carried out to ensure that the current leader is not overthrown.