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  • An Unbidden Visitor

  • By: Dianne Ascroft
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

March 1913: Struggling to make ends meet, widow Bridget Murphy finds life in rural Ireland difficult, raising six children while farming her small acreage. With the help of neighbors and friends, Bridget is able to cope with the many arduous tasks and chores required of her. When an unnatural and terrifying force invades their house, threatening their family, Bridget is surprised to see so many backs turning on her. Fearing for themselves, those she once counted on for help and support will not risk their safety for her. Father Smyth, their priest, is the only one who stands alongside their family in the battle against the uninvited and fearsome poltergeist. But, prayers alone won't run the farm. Will Bridget find a way to save her home and her family before there's nowhere left to turn?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Beginning of a Horror Story.

  • By pixledust on 03-03-18

Loved this story; Wish it were longer

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

I really enjoyed the setting and the characters in this story. I wondered if it were her husband or someone she knew. It was ashame that the preacher and the other townsfolk including the children shunned them for something entirely out of their control. I wish this story had been longer but loved it nonetheless.

Elizabeth Klett has a beautiful voice. Her accent is wonderful along with her voice inflections.

I received this book for free from the author, narrator or publisher and I voluntarily left this review.

  • Forbidden Island

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 129

On the precipice of a cliff, contemplating suicide, dishonorably discharged US Army Ranger Rowan Baer is invited to provide security to a research team visiting the most dangerous island in the world - North Sentinel Island in the Sea of Bengal. Seeking redemption, he accepts. Living among Amazon rainforest tribes, eccentric Israeli anthropologist Talia Mayer is recruited to study the island's elusive inhabitants - the Sentinelese - who have resided on the tropical island since the dawn of mankind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dolphin calls drizzled in terror fuel!

  • By Jason Begly on 03-01-18

Fast-Paced and Thrilling

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

Reviewed: 02-20-18

Forbidden Island was an exciting fast-paced listen. I enjoyed the mystique of the story with the Sentinelese in the rainforest. I loved the characters of Ranger Rowan and Sasha as well as the others.

This is I think the second audiobook I've listened to by Jeremy Robinson and I find his writing fresh and somewhat edge of your seat. Action-packed. I think the narration by Jeffrey Kafer was top-notch. He has a sort of mysterious voice with excellent inflections. It was his performance that made this book such a good listen.

I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.

Note: This is the second review I've written on this title. There's a glitch that needs to be fixed with Audible. Not the first time this has happened to me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Guided Meditation for Sleep, Relaxation, and Stress Relief

  • By: Guided Meditations
  • Narrated by: Melissa Meshey
  • Length: 12 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Sit or lay in a comfortable, quiet place. Breathe in through your nose and fill your diaphragm with oxygen. Relax your nostrils. Relax your throat and tongue. Allow the air to flow freely into your abdomen. Look down at your belly and watch it fill and empty. With awareness, choose to breathe through your belly, rather than up into your chest and shoulders. Close your eyes and continue breathing in and out for at least 10 breaths. Don't hurry or slow your breath. Quiet your mind and just breathe at a comfortable pace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A quick way to decompress 🏖️

  • By mandymay on 02-19-18

A Nice Meditation

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

Reviewed: 02-18-18

I love guided meditations and this one was great. I was feeling stressed and feeling better from listening to this one. It was a beautiful meditation and I'll listen again.

Melissa Meshey did an excellent job guiding. She has a soft soothing voice which was nice,

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Essential Handbook to a Healthy Gut

  • How a Leaky Gut Impacts Your Entire Body and How to Make It Healthy Once Again
  • By: Evelyn Carmichael
  • Narrated by: Kimberly S Hobscheid
  • Length: 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Is your gut impacting your health? Find out if your gut is responsible for inflammation and a host of medical issues, from anxiety to autoimmune disorders. If you have an unhealthy gut, chances are you frequently suffer from heartburn, constipation, bloating, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. These symptoms occur frequently in people who have gut issues. But the good news is they can all be treated. Many people tend to treat the symptoms of an unhealthy gut, rather than trying to boost the health of the gut in the first place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What an eye opener..

  • By mandymay on 02-04-18

I Gained A Lot of Insight From This Audiobook

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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: 02-13-18

Healthy Gut was a great listen for me. I'm glad I was able to listen to it. This is something I'd heard of before but not enough info. Now I know much more. Interestingly, since I had my gall bladder removed I've had nothing but issues with my tummy. As a matter of fact, I've been misdiagnosed with numerous things that were later found to be incorrect. I think there really is something to the leaky gut thing. If it hadn't been for this book, I may not have been clued in.

Kimberly S. Hobscheid's narration was terrific. She had a nice, soothing voice yet was able to pass along the information in a professional manner. Great combination of author/reader.

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Chaos Magick

  • By: Seth Cardorra
  • Narrated by: Persephone Rose
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

How will you change the world? Warning: This is a heavy duty grimoire full of magick, abstract magical theory, paradigm modeling, and subversive ideas. A collection of occult texts including Blood Magick, Post-Modern Magick, and Tactical Magick, in addition to more spells, projects, history, and other writings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the time

  • By Jason S. on 05-04-18

A Great Listen

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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: 02-13-18

Chaos Magic was a super interesting listen. This is the real deal. There was something fascinating about each chapter. This book explains the uses and techniques of chaos magic and how to practice it if you don't know. I think much is intent and will. I enjoyed listening to it. I liked Seth Cardorra's writing and I thought Persephone Rose's performance was excellent. An overall WOW audiobook!

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

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Candy Man

  • By: John Holt
  • Narrated by: Joe Voegler
  • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

The name's Daniels, Jack Daniels - just like the whiskey you know. I'm a private detective. And I can't help butting my nose into other people's business. It's what I do. You get used to it. It becomes a way of life almost. After a while it comes natural to you, automatic, like breathing, or eating, although not quite as enjoyable. It's a habit that I just can't break. I just can't help it. But sometimes it can lead you into trouble....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good short story but bad narration

  • By Jocelyne on 03-06-18

A Good Detective Short Story

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

The Candy Man was a fun listen. It's a noir-ish detective story based on the character Jack Daniels. His character is full-bodied and the story is solid although short. I enjoyed it. Good writing by John holt.

Joe Voegler's voice was great for Jack Daniels. He had a lot of characterization and voice inflections. He sounded like the real deal.

An overall good combination with story and reader.

  • Trouble in Mind

  • Jack Daniels P.I. Novella, Book 3
  • By: John Holt
  • Narrated by: Peter Borys
  • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Have you ever noticed that things aren't always what they seem? Life will always throw you a curved ball when you least expect it. We see only what we expect to see, and sometimes we could be in for a big surprise. And I sure got a surprise I can tell you, in spades. A surprise that lead to blackmail and murder. That's when I really got...Trouble in Mind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good novella!

  • By Jocelyne on 03-08-18

Trouble in Mind Was a Good PI Short Story

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

Trouble in Mind was a good private detective noir-ish short story. I liked Jack Daniels as he was the typical gum shoe type. Sure the story was somewhat predictable but that's what makes it fun. This is book three in the Jack Daniels P.I. novella Series and the first I've listened to. I'd listen to more of these.

Peter Borys's narration was great. He had the perfect noir-ish gum shoe voice for Jack. Overall this was a great listen.

  • Blackwater

  • Two Stories
  • By: Christian Galacar
  • Narrated by: J. M. Needham
  • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

Blackwater is a collection of two tales of horror and dark fantasy. In "Mercury Rain", a soldier fighting a new enemy learns the importance of holding on to his memories. "Blackwater", the title story of the collection, is an homage to Stephen King's short story, "Graveyard Shift", and it tells the tale of Paul Hawkins, a mine worker who disturbs something terrifying in the Blackwater Hills of Durham, Pennsylvania, in the summer of 1976.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Two decent stories

  • By Spooky Mike on 02-08-18

Two Really Good Stories

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

I enjoyed these two stories. Both "Mercury Rain" and "Blackwater" were written by Christian Galacer who also wrote "Whiskey Devil". While I wasn't crazy about the latter, these two stories were very good. I think Blackwater was indeed the best story. It definitely had the creepy factor especially for me as I live in an old mining town where not only my family, but other locals go way back to the early days of the town's mines and history.

I feel that Christian Galacer is an author to watch. He has a good grasp on this type of storytelling.

J.M. Needham's performance was perfect. His narration skills are excellent and the combination of this author/reader is a great match.

  • Whiskey Devil: A Short Story

  • By: Christian Galacar
  • Narrated by: John York
  • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Bobby Trask is a 12-year-old kid in a bad place. His father is an abusive drunk with muddled religious views, and his mother, as hard as she tries to defend her son, only ever ends up delaying the inevitable. Things take a turn for the worse one Friday when Bobby brings home a black eye from school.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gruesome and Dark

  • By DK on 02-19-18

Hard To Listen To

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

Reviewed: 01-22-18

I get this story and it's hard to imagine someone having to grow up in a situation like this but this story was hard to listen to. There was so much hate spewing from the father and I can't help but think it just carried down from his father before him. I couldn't stand to listen to the part about the dog. That was unbearable for me.

John York did a fine job narrating. He was gritty as I suppose was the only way to portray the father's hate.

  • House of Sand

  • A Dark Psychological Thriller
  • By: Michael J. Sanford
  • Narrated by: Michael Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Attempted murder gives a man his family back. It's everything he's ever wanted, but he can't forget what he did. And the longer he holds the secret, the more control he loses to the darkness whispering in his ear. It craves violence and can't be silenced forever. The line between truth and lies is disappearing. And with it, the difference between right and wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Simone K on 01-31-18

An Interesting Listen

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

Reviewed: 01-22-18

House of Sand was an okay thriller. It had a good plot and good characters but at times it seemed redundant. There was definitely some weirdness with the fake internet profile and then the protagonist checking into the motel. It was a little violent towards the end with Ty. Overall the story was decent if not a little creepy.

I enjoyed the narrator and he had a nice voice. His performance was with trepidation and giving the listener a feel of edge of your seat. He had great voice inflections. The ticks, beeps, and sound effects I found distracting. I'm not sure what they represented.