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  • Humanity's Edge Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Paul B Kohler
  • Narrated by: Wayne Mitchell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

Clay Dobbs has an ideal life coupled with a remarkable job: Long-time sheriff of Carterville, and loyal husband of 19 years. Everything changes though when an egomaniacal military man storms in, barking orders for immediate evacuation. Sheriff Clay is tasked with maintaining order in his utopian town, rounding up reluctant evacuees . . . and for killing the Crazed. His very moral fiber is challenged with every step of the way until they are all gone. In the end, will he make it out the same man he was before, or will he be Turned?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great narrator holds your interest.

  • By cosmitron on 04-27-18

Enjoyable take on the outbreak.

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

Reviewed: 05-14-18

Clay Dobbs is longtime sheriff of Carterville. He loves his town and his job. But his job is about to get so much worse when people start attacking others. He realises that he can't contain what is happening and decides to ring the bigger town over for help, but he is informed that help was already dispatched. How did they know? As soon as the military arrive they evacuate the town. The sheriff, along with some helpers, stay behind to round up more stragglers. They have 2 days to get everyone out before the military bomb the place. But things are never easy and the sheriff will have his work cut out for him!

The blurb doesn't give too much away about this so I wasn't too sure what to expect when I started it. But I'm glad to say that I actually thoroughly enjoyed it!! The plot isn't really focused on the Crazed, but more on the town and the people left behind. We do see some zombie action, but it's not a lot, and usually I want zombie action if it's a zombie book, but I enjoyed this because of the mystery surrounding the virus and how it came to be!!

The characters were all well written and I sorta liked them all, though I did find it hard to connect with some of them and that's why it's a 4 star read. I liked Clay enough but didn't connect with him fully, and I can't pinpoint why! Still though, I can't wait to see what happens next!!

In all, a thoroughly enjoyable outbreak book! I enjoyed the twists the author threw in and how the town was contained. I'm hoping book 2 comes to audio soon because I need it!!

Wayne Mitchell read it well and was clear and easy to listen to. I did find some of his voices were too similar to fully follow who was talking at times, but other than that, a solid performance.

I was given this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

  • Extinction Reversed

  • Robot Geneticists, Book 1
  • By: J. S. Morin
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Charlie7 is the progenitor of a mechanical race he built from the ashes of a dead world - Earth. He is a robot of leisure and idle political meddling - a retirement well-earned. Or he was, until a human girl named Eve was dropped in his lap. Geneticists have restored Earth's biome and have begun repopulation. But primate cloning is in its infancy; human cloning is banned. Far from a failed genetics experiment, Eve is brilliant, curious, and heartbreakingly naïve about her species' history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story but maddening narrator

  • By Aunt K on 09-29-17

Intriguing plot.

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

Reviewed: 05-14-18

An Alien virus wiped out mankind, but a few scientist were able to upload their minds to robots they had created. 1000 years has passed and these scientist have tried, and failed, many times to bring humans back. The humans they have managed to create were all deeply flawed and the process of trying was regulated. But Charlie7 is shocked when he is tasked with looking after Eve14. She is human but her "creator" has kept a lot from her and Charlie7 has his hands full. Charlie realises what Eve14's Creator wants with her and knows he has to keep her safe no matter what.

There was an awful lot to like about this book and upon finishing it I felt like it was hovering between a 4 and 5 star, with it coming closer to a 5 star. But I always take time after reading to think upon the book and plot before I write a review and this one came in at a 4 star because there was one thing that bothered me about it that I couldn't overlook. The main thing was that we don't get a clear idea of what happened the humans! The only way I knew it was from an alien virus was because of the blurb. I wanted a little back story on the how and why. I'm also unsure whether all the plants and animals disappeared too. I felt like it was a major gap in the story. I also felt like the story dragged in places. It felt like there was a lot of unnecessary scenes which just made the overall story too long.

Other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed the plot. It was a unique idea for the apocalypse and I loved what the author did with the robots! As with anything, upgrades will happen, and the robots have to upgrade themselves all the time. So what they did was mix parts of robots with other robots so it could be some Charlie with Timothy. They were able to recognise each robot instantly and know which was mixed with which. I've never read something like that before and I loved it!

I really liked Charlie7 and Eve14. Both were well written and developed and were easy to like. Eve14 was raised by her Creator and was given mental tasks and puzzles to do everyday, as well as physical exercise. She was never shown love so her behaviour is reminiscent of what a robot is like. But she is still human and has a natural curiosity about everything. She finds it hard but will do it none the less.

In all, this was a good read. It was unique and entertaining and I devoured it once I started. I'm really looking forward to the next!!

The narrator is new to me and he did a good job with this. He had a lot of tones and voices and it was easy to distinguish the characters. I liked how he portrayed the robots too!

I was given this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

  • Three Miles Out: Book One

  • By: Jacqueline Druga
  • Narrated by: Michael Johnson
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

The ultimate biological warfare attack is achieved when a group of American soldiers return home from deployment infected with a highly contagious pathogen. The ground zero incubation period is lengthy, and before it is even known that they are infected, the soldiers have already carried it to various cities across the United States. The culprit of this weapon is not a country or even a person, but rather nature itself. Within time, no place in the world is safe.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Solid Thriller

  • By cosmitron on 05-01-18

Good story.

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

Some American soldiers return home from deployment with more than they left with! They are infected with a highly contagious virus and are spreading it unknowingly. It causes the host to become violent and murderous. They are also ravenous! Is this the beginning of the end?

I quite liked the plot of this one! The action happens right from the start and it's pretty much non stop the whole way through. The author gave us a lot for such a shortish read... it's only about 160 pages! I thoroughly enjoyed the characters, especially the two best friends. It added some levity to the story, until it didn't ;)!!! While it's a zombie book and there is gore, there wasn't so much as to make me squirm. I feel like the author captured the right amount of everything to make this really enjoyable.

In all, this was a solid read. I can't wait till I can listen to the next one because I'm invested in the characters now and need to see what happens next!

Michael Johnson read it well. He had sufficient tones and voices to distinguish the characters, I just felt like he needed to bring more life into his infections to really bring the atmosphere to life. Still, I do hope he narrates the next one!!

I was given this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

  • The Culling

  • The Culling Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Ramona Finn
  • Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

Glade Io is a trained killer. Marked at a young age as an individual with violent tendencies, she was taken from her family and groomed to be a Datapoint—a biotech-enabled analyst who carries out the Culling. She is designed to identify and destroy any potential humans that threaten the colonies: those marked as lawbreakers, unproductive or sick. But when she’s kidnapped by rogue colonists known as the Ferrymen, everything Glade thinks she knows about the colonies, and The Authority that runs them, collapses into doubt.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Much better than I thought!!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 05-12-18

Much better than I thought!!

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

Glade Io is a Datapoint. She has been groomed by The Authority to carry out the Culling. It's her job to cull anyone showing violent or murderous tendencies. She wholeheartedly believes that she is making their world a better place to live in, but that all changes when she is kidnapped by a rebel group known as the Ferryman. While in captivity, she learns that what she believes to be true, may not be, and that The Authority is different than she was led to believe.

I have the kindle copy of this since it came out but never got the time to read it, and to be honest, I was getting a little fed up with the tropes in the dystopian genre. But when it came to audio, I jumped at the chance to listen. Well, this book was awesome!! It was so much better than I thought and I flew through it.

I really liked the idea of the plot. The Earth is uninhabitable, or so the Authority will have you believe, so everyone lives on different planets in the solar system. The Authority rules all and has a firm grip over everyone. Every few years, they use the Datapoints to Cull the population. With the use of their biotech, they are able to determine who will show violent or murderous tendencies and they then cull them. The plot held a steady pace and kept my attention throughout.

I really liked Glade Io. She was brave and wasn't like the rest of the Datapoints. Even though she was brainwashed since she was young, she didn't enjoy her job and did wonder about it. The only reason she kept doing it was because she wanted to save her sisters from the life she has to live. Once she gets kidnapped and meets Kupier, she starts to question everything and is determined to get to the truth.

In all, this was a great read. I mean, it does follow the usual pattern of girl realising the bosses are evil, girl also finding out she is special and the only one able to either stop them or help them destroy the world, and there is always a boy!! Even with this formula, I still ended up loving it. The world building and character development was awesome and I can not wait to read the next one!!

Stacey Glemboski read this really well. She portrayed Glade perfectly and her tones and cadences brought the story to life. She was easy to listen to and I loved her performance. I will have to check out more by her.

I was given this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

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  • Caldera Book 1

  • By: Heath Stallcup
  • Narrated by: Johnny Mack
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

For years, the biggest threat that Yellowstone was thought to offer was in the form of its semi-dormant super volcano. Little did anyone realize the threat was real and slowly working its way to the surface, but not in the form of magma. Lying deep within the bowels of the Earth itself, an ancient virus waited. Recently credited with the extinction of Neanderthal man, the virus erupts into a crowded Yellowstone. The park is packed with sight seers and party goers during a benefit concert who are all now fodder for the ancient rage virus.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wait till this warms up.

  • By cosmitron on 04-18-18

Pretty good start to the series.

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

Bob and his family are in Yellowstone to get away from everything and enjoy the peace and quite, but they didn't realise that there is a benefit concert on at the same time. Never the less, they decide to stay. While there, his daughter and son are messing in the water when they smell an awful smell. They quickly get out of the water. Later that night, the daughter starts to feel ill. She deteriorates rapidly and attacks her mother. Bob knows something isn't right because of her eyes and wrestles her down and ties her up. Bobs wife starts to feel ill soon after and disappears. Bob and his son go looking for her, but things take a horrible turn when it becomes obvious that she is heading to the benefit concert! Hundreds of people have no idea what is about to happen.

This was a solid start, to what I hope will be a great Zombie series. The book doesn't just focus on Bob and his family. We also meet the park rangers tasked with keeping the concert under control and a few other characters, all of whom converge at some point. I liked pretty much all the characters and found them easy to connect with. They were well written and developed and easy to like.

The plot was relatively fast paced. I liked that the author spent time on setting the scene and introducing the characters, before the zombies really start. I also liked how the virus came to be. It was a change from the normal, human error or intention that we see all the time. The virus was always there, it wiped out the Neanderthals and a simple shift in earth has caused it to resurface! It was a refreshing change!!

In all, this was a good read. On finishing it, I wanted to read the next one to see what happens the characters!! Hopefully the rest of them come to audio.

Johnny Mack read this well. He had plenty of tones and voices for the characters, and was clear and easy to listen to. The one complaint I had was that he didn't put enough into the performance to truly bring the story to life. I wanted a little more put into bringing the tenseness etc to life!!

I was given this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • In Absentia

  • Black Acres, Book 1
  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

There's No Place Like Home. Kim and Julian Taylor are in the market for their first home, and a visit to the secluded Beacon estate finds them enamored. It's a peculiar home, rather large and in need of some renovations. The price is right however, and after a tour, they snap the house up without hesitation. The man who sells them the house has one last detail to share before they sign on the dotted line. The previous owners of the home disappeared under mysterious circumstances nearly eight years ago and have recently been declared dead in absentia. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quick but creepy read!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 05-11-18

Quick but creepy read!

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

Julian and Kim get a bit of money and decide to buy their first house with it. They view the Beacon Estate and fall in love with it, plus the price is low for a house this size. Just after buying it, they find out that the previous owners disappeared and have now been declared dead in absentia. It doesn't really bother the couple though until they start renovating because they start finding weird stuff and they soon realise that things aren't as easy as they hoped. What happened the couple that owned the house before them?

I normally stay away from short stories, and serials in particular, because more often then not, they end in a cliffhanger and don't feel complete. But on seeing that this was written by Ambrose Ibsen, I had to listen to it!! He does scary and creepy so well. While this does end on a cliffhanger, I still loved it! Though I think I'll wait till all of the rest are out on Audiobefore I buy them because I so wanted the next one right away.

The plot is paced well. The couple buy the house and pretty much straight away things start happening. Julian is more laid back and puts the strange finds down to everyday occurrences, eg. they find this creepy picture with people in masks, and he immediately says it must have been Halloween. They also find another creepy picture of what look like the previous owners with some things written on it, and he says they must have had a weird sense of humour. I actually really liked that he did this because I know if something like this happened to me, my husband would say the same kind of things.

Kim on the other hand, is more open and feels like there is more to it than that. She knows that something strange is happening and is nervous and scared. I liked this about her because I would be the same as her, though I'd run a mile if weird stuff started happening in my house!! The author also makes it feel as if the house itself is a character in it's own right. It feels almost alive and I can't wait to find out more about it!

In all, despite this being so short, I thoroughly enjoyed the story. I already own the ebooks and I'm tempted to just go ahead and read them, but I think that the book is so much better when read by Joe Hempel. He knows how to bring the creepy atmosphere to life. He seems to get what the author was hoping to portray and understands that inflections and cadences are important when trying to bring a world to life. I highly recommend both this author and narrator.

I was given this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Shadows of Africa

  • By: Wayne McCain
  • Narrated by: Dave Cruse
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

When a small team of former special operators land in Tanzania to grab a local warlord, it's business as usual. But the situation quickly changes when they learn that a pride of lions has been feeding on the local populace. Unable to walk away leaving the locals to fend for themselves, the seasoned warriors are drawn into a conflict unlike anything they've ever taken part in. As they struggle to understand their new enemy, they're led deeper and deeper into the unforgiving Tanzanian wilderness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Man eating lions.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 04-30-18

Man eating lions.

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

Reviewed: 04-30-18

This isn't a book I'd usually pick up but recently I watched a documentary about man eating lions and thoroughly enjoyed it. So on seeing this, I had to give it a try and in all honesty, I'm so glad I did!

Plot wise, it isn't the most action packed read, but it makes up for it in the tenseness and thrilling aspect it has. A team of special ops are sent to Tanzania to grab a local warlord. This guy is the worst of the worst. While there they learn that some man eating lions have been terrorising the local people. Man, women and children alike are being taken, and the team know they can't turn their back on their plight. So they agree to stay and try to put a stop to the lions. But what becomes clear rather quickly is that the team aren't the top predators in the wild and the lions won't go down without a fight.

I loved the team! Their comradeship and loyalty to each other was awesome, but what I really loved about each of them is the fact that they wouldn't let another human suffer and were willing to do whatever was needed to help someone else. They didn't hesitate to go help with the lions, even though they didn't know anything about hunting animals. I admired them!!

Another thing I loved was the way the author kept the feeling of tenseness throughout the story. My heart was in my mouth when the team were working in the long grass, or when they went anywhere!! I kept saying to myself...get out of the long grass!! Some of the scenes with the lions were incredibly visceral and they gave me chills. Lions are predators, so seeing that this was based on true events (the man eating lions of Njombe), it made it all the more terrifying.

In all, this was a quick and thrilling read. Africa is an amazing place, but this book makes me think twice before going on a safari ;) Well written and developed, it's a great read and I recommend it to everyone.

Dave Cruse read this well. He was clear and easy to listen to, had plenty of voices for the different characters and gave a good performance. My only complaint is that I wanted him to portray the atmosphere a little better. His cadences and inflections needed a little more work to truly bring the tense and scary feelings to life.

I was given this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Midnight in a Perfect World

  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

A mysterious suicide. Horrific specters walking the streets. A drug that promises to change the world. An apocalyptic cult. Something is stirring in the city of Duluth, Minnesota. Ever since a celebrated researcher announced the creation of a new experimental drug - a drug with the potential to cure the mind of countless ills - people have been disappearing. When a grad student involved with the drug's development unexpectedly commits suicide, a private detective is tasked with unearthing the details of her tumultuous final days. This miracle drug may not be what it seems.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If Tarantino directed a film written by Lovecraft

  • By Ray Johnson on 04-26-18

Weird, thrilling and everything in between!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-30-18

I have to admit... I was terrified to read this, and not because I thought it would be scary, (duh, Ambrose Ibsen wrote it so it's bound to be scary!!) but because I've read some of the reviews and let's just say that some of them weren't glowing! I adore this authors books and didn't want to have one I hated. So I entered the story with a lot of trepidation and very little expectations, but I needn't have worried because I loved this!! I will say that it's not a book that you can read lightly, you actually need to take your time and savour the story, you need to pay attention and you need to listen/read it closely.

I know the way the plot was written was what had a lot of people disliking the story, but I actually really enjoyed it. It's totally different that what the author usually does, and I applaud him for taking the risk because it was worth it! The plot is centered around a new drug that has the potential to cure the mind and could see millions of people benefit from it, but when a grad student involved with the research commits suicide and the doctor who was overseeing it disappears, a private detective is hired by the grad students parents to uncover the truth. Strange things are happening to anyone who takes the drug and secrets are uncovered, but is it too late to stop?

I don't want to say anything else about the plot because it's better to experience it yourself. You will have to work a little bit to fully immerse yourself in the world that author has created, but once you do and once you get a grip of the way it's told, then you are in for one heck of a ride!! It's not a really scary read, but it is creepy, thrilling and will suck you in till you have finished the last page. This author continues to astound me with the creations he comes up with!! Give this a go, take your time with it and I think you'll be surprised with how much you enjoy it!!

When you have an Ambrose Ibsen book that's narrated by Joe Hempel, you know you have a winner. (Well... when you have any book narrated by this narrator, you have a winner!!) He is firmly on my list of favourite narrators and I always recommend him. I think I enjoyed this as much as I did because of the narrator. He was able to bring the atmosphere to life and was able to keep my attention from wandering. He knows creepy and he knows how to use inflections to bring it to life!! Brilliant performance from a master narrator.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Planet of the Dead

  • By: Thomas S. Flowers
  • Narrated by: Rick Gregory
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

News reports speak of mass panic and violence spreading across the globe. Negligent leaders hide behind misinformation. But in an age of paranoia and suspicion, who can say what is true anymore? Struggling to survive against a sweeping epidemic that has engulfed the planet, survivors will have to make hard choices in a world that no longer makes sense.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Zombie goodness.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 04-25-18

Zombie goodness.

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

It's hard to summarise the plot of this without spoiling something, so all I'll say is it's a zombie story! It has blood, guts, death and mayhem throughout!!! It focuses on different characters, not all will survive, and tells their struggles from the start of the outbreak.

I actually really enjoyed this book! The main thing I enjoyed was the characters and seeing the outbreak take hold from their point of view! It just added some tension and made it feel more real. Usually I hate so many different point of views, but these ones were told in such a way that I had no problem telling who was talking at any given time.

The overall story has whetted my appetite for the series and I'm looking forward to the next one. It's by no means an excellent Zombie book, but it was enjoyable and that's all that matters.

Rick Gregory was easy to listen to and read this well. He had different tones for different characters and it was easy to follow along. My only gripe is that he needs to work on his inflections a bit more to bring the atmosphere to life.

I was given this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Tainted World

  • Rememdium Series, Book 4
  • By: Ashley Fontainne
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Roberts
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

When Dr. Everett Berning's discovery of a permanent cure for drug addiction fell into the hands of Benito San Nicholas, head of the Alvarado cartel in El Salvador - the end result was the dead took over the world. In less than 48 hours, narcotics tainted with fungal spores are deployed around the globe and mankind's existence hangs in the balance. Nowhere is safe as the death toll mounts and the reanimated corpses aren't the only threat. The remaining members of Project Rememdium and the small contingent of survivors from Arkansas band together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dynamic Duo....... Great Writer Great Narrator.

  • By cosmitron on 03-28-18

Worth the wait!!

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

This picks up from where book 3 ended so the flow of the book was seamless!! Teresa Alvarado accosted the plane and had them go to El Salvador. The rest of the survivours are playing along until they get to the compound she told them she had. They really have no choice because they've no where else to go anyway!! On arriving at the compound there's a few surprises for the group and they are rocked to their core when some truths come to light.

The author has created a winner with this series! When I first started the series when it was first released, I devoured each installment as they came. At one time I thought we wouldn't get a book 4 or a conclusion, and I was thrilled when I say that she was finishing the series because there was a lot left unanswered in the last book. It made me both nervous and excited for this one!!

But this was worth the wait! The answers to the questions we had were truly surprising and not something that entered my mind during the first 3! This is where the author excels!! She knows how to throw a curve ball into her stories and always keeps people guessing. You may think you know where the story is heading, but you don't!!!

In all, book 4 is a worthy ending to the series! Not all the characters we've grown to love will make it, but that adds authenticity to the story. It's well written and developed and I absolutely loved it!! The author knows how to tell a compelling tale and I urge everyone to try the series!

Rebecca Roberts was amazing!! That woman knows how to narrate....wow. Her tones and cadences really amped up the tension and the sheer amount of voices and accents she used for the characters was phenomenal!! Brilliant performance.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful