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  • The Body Counter

  • Detective Jude Fontaine Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: Anne Frasier
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

Months after discovering the mastermind behind her own kidnapping, Detective Jude Fontaine is dealing with the past the only way she knows how: by returning to every dark corner of it. But it’s a new, escalating series of mass slayings that has become her latest obsession at Homicide. At first, Jude and her partner, Detective Uriah Ashby, can see no pattern to the seemingly random methods, the crime scenes, or the victims - until they’re approached by a brilliantly compulsive math professor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The bodies just pile up in this one!

  • By shelley on 06-13-18

Another chilling, exciting thrilling listen

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

With the first book in this series I was blown away if you haven’t read or listened to it you really must. The Body Counter is full of mystery around numbers and how the bodies add up and are displayed. Never in a million years would I have worked the meaning of it was. The author brings to life an amazing story of a serial killer who leaves few clues and no rhyme or reason for the killings as well as some wonderful characters on the hunt for a mad man before the bodies start adding up. I really loved how the author laid this out, keeping you guessing, the mystery as well as how it twisted leaving you hanging on the edge. A great plot with some great characters, from the first moment that I picked this up I couldn’t put it down and listened to it at one setting. I didn’t feel the connection that I did with Jude in the first book in this series but I still was hooked from the first page. It was very hard to work out who did it but at the same time you work out people involved, there is mystery, danger along with a lot of excitement, thrills, a few chills that had my mouth dropping, a few shocking scenes, as well as an adrenaline rush that will keep you hanging on. It is a story you don’t want to miss and one that will keep you guessing until the end.

Emily Sutton-Smith does an outstanding job of narration. She pulls you in giving you wonderful character voices with outstanding emotions never leaving you guessing what each character feels. Her tones are right on the money giving you a power listen full of feeling. Not much has changed from the first time I have listened to her, she does an outstanding job on Jude’s character giving you the flat voice you would come to expect of a woman who has been through so much. This is one narrator that knows how to give you an adrenaline hush keeping you spellbound until the end. Both her male and female voices are a delight really giving each character the tones and emotions you would expect them to have. There are no background noises, no volume changes and no repeating of words, I could not tell when a break was taken it was just one smooth, clear audio that I got lost in. She gives just the right amount of pause so the story sinks in and holds you spellbound. Just as she did with the first book in this series she held me from the first word until the last.

Jude is strong she has to be to deal with all she has, but she is weak, she doesn’t like to show emotions of any kind and those she does show are real. She is complex but yet easy to get to know. She is unique in so many ways, she knows who she is but is still finding her way. The house she was kept in still plays a very big role in her life. You feel sorry for her but at the same time she is your hero. There are so many mixed emotions going through your head as you listen to this audio, but I still feel that she is the sanest of us all. The author gives you a well-balanced story of horror, shock, delight, laughs, smiles and sorrow than turns your world upside down doing it all over again. It is well written and thought out leaving me in awe at how her mind works. The story moves around Jude touching on her past, I don’t feel you have to read the first book to know what is going on, but I am unsure why you won’t. It is the most powerful story with a mind-blowing plot just as this one is. Her partner is a sweetheart with issues of his own, there are some very troubling characters that will pull you in and a few that will shock you. I know I set with my mouth hung open more than once. There are no words to tell you just what a very talented author Ms. Frasier is and just how much this series has touched me. What an outstanding move this would make having you glued to your seats replaying it all over in your head again. It isn’t a book you will forget very easy.

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  • You're Not Alone

  • By: Stacy Eaton
  • Narrated by: Maria Marquis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 51

Trinity Morris, cofounder of You're Not Alone, has a domestic violence past that still haunts her 10 years later. She is devoted to helping victims find freedom and to sharing information on how to help them through their emotional and violent trials. While Trinity is presenting at a seminar, she comes across Gavin, a police officer who knows her past all too well. It's been 10 years since he last saw her, but the moment Gavin's eyes land on her, he's intent on getting to know the woman who has haunted his dreams all these years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • About Surviving

  • By MANI on 04-28-17

Mind blowing, exciting, thrilling kept me spellbou

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

What a very touching story that really grabs you making you want to go into the story and pull her out. Domestic abuse is never easy but when one's husband is a cop it makes it even worse. With nowhere to turn Trinity took what she got until the day he went too far and his brothers in the department took him down when they walked in and just about found her dead with him over her. One young cop took it all in helped her until they took her way, he never forgot her and always wondered about her. Years pass she is doing a seminar, that young cop isn’t young anymore, he is watching as she does an unbelievable amazing demonstration that is mind-blowing. He is as blown away by her strength as he was years ago. This is a story about strength, overcoming your pass, moving on, starting over and helping others like you. It is such a touching romance that you feel all the way to your toes. I promise when the end comes you will feel each emotion that Trinity does along with the power of healing and love like you have never seen it. Oh things aren’t all cheery a lot goes on here in a little time that pulls you in as you become part of the book.

I have not had the pleasure of listening to anything this narrator has done before. She really pulled me in from the first page taking me away leaving me in awe at what the author had written. There is so much emotion in her voice it is hard not to feel everything that the character is feeling. Both her male and female character voices are outstanding as well as her very pleasant normal voice. I could hear the pain, sorrow, laughter and happiness as well as the uneasiness and how unsure the character was in her voice. She gives just the right about of pause and goes that extra mile that really makes you feel and believe what she is saying. I just could not put it down, I am not one to just set and listen to an audio I do things around the house, shop, listen in the car but I found myself setting in the car once I got home for a few extra minutes, even in the house I just set and listen. The author gives a powerful story and the narrator had no trouble delivering it. There are no background noise, no repeating of words, no volume changes, I could not tell when breaks were taken. It is just a wonderful audio that is clean, clear and takes you away you forget you are listening. I am very much looking forward to listening to more of this narrators work. There is no doubt she will become one of my favorite.

All I can say is wow just wow this is a powerful story. I was blown away by the seminar that was so powerful the way the author wrote it making you feel the emotions as a victim would. She is one very talented author that knows how to pull you in taking you away and making you become part of the story. This would make a great movie I really can’t tell you how much this audio touched me. It will make anyone who has never been abused understand why the victim can’t walk away how painful it is and the way some people enjoy power and take it too far. For anyone who has been a victim this is one author that is telling your story in a way that I do not think it would trigger anything. For me it was very easy to relate to and understand, I cannot tell you the emotions I felt why listening to this. Oh it isn’t all dome and gloom, there is a very touching romance that just makes you feel at peace when the end come. It is about learning, growing and not taking what one dishes out but also about what love truly is, the give and take, support that only true love brings. It is a delightful older woman younger man romance that is touching. There is a little mystery, a few twists and turns that gets the heart pumping and leaves you on the edge. The suspense was outstanding as the author had me talking to the characters which I totally loved. I loved the characters, there wasn’t anything I didn’t love about this audio was hooked from the start to finish. I understood where each character was coming from and felt every emotion they felt. It was truly an amazing listen that pulls you in from start to finish. There was nothing I didn’t like and really wanted the story to go on. To the author you have out done yourself giving an amazing story that really touched me. It will be an audio that I will listen to again, my hats off to you for giving such a powerful story.

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  • And Justice for One

  • By: John Clarkson
  • Narrated by: Alan Philip Ormond
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 27

If someone you loved was the victim of a violent crime, how far would you go to find justice? Jack Devlin didn't know the answer, until his brother was left comatose after a brutal assault. To the police, it was just another New York mugging. But to Jack Devlin, it was an abomination that must be avenged - outside the law.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Watch out Jack Devlin is in the Big Apple

  • By cosmitron on 02-28-18

Thrills, chills and excitement

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

What a unique story that grabs your attention from the start and doesn’t let go. The question is “If someone you loved was the victim of a violent crime, how far would you go to find justice?” We think we know the answer to that question but, do we? Would we have the resources to find out who was behind it and if we did what if they were more powerful than we were, what if they were out of our reach? So many questions with so few answers until the one you love is a victim we truly cannot answer this. Jack didn’t know the answer either until the day his brother came up missing, the day they found him was the day Jack went on the biggest man hunt of his life. Unlike us he does have the resources but even with them he still gets few answers until he ups the game kicking butt and taking names. This is an action packed thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seats as one man takes on a group of men taking them down one by one until he finds the guilty party. You can bet when that last name comes up he will do everything in his power to get justice for his brother. This is a story more or less of a one man army who is willing to give up his life to take out the man who hurt so many people not only just his brother. It is a thrilling listen that is action packed where the dark side meets the darker side, demanding justice with one hell of a punch that will make a grown man cry. Totally LOVE this audio.

Me. Ormond is a new narrator to me, but what a heck of a good one he is. He gives a thrilling exciting listen that takes you away making you hold your breath, hanging on, why he paints a picture of a thrilling, chilling plot the author wrote. He made me feel the passion, danger, excitement and even chills which ran down my back as the hunt was on and bad met good taking down one man at a time. The narrator made it very easy for the scenes to run wild in my mind as I watch the movie play through his voice. His character voices are wonderful both male and female really pull you in. He hits the correct tones with each character, you always knew what they were feeling and just who was talking. He made you feel the anger, passion, uneasiness, fear, and so much more. You could hear the chuckle, and even pain and sorrow as well as happiness and laughter right through his voice. There were no background noises, no repeating of words, no volume changes just a wonderful exciting clear, clean listen that took over your mind. He made me believe what was happening, I bought this story from start to finish. The characters became real to me as well as their pain. Before the story was over I was cheering Jack on. I was very impressed at how he portrayed the characters making them real people. I loved how he made Jack cold but exciting yet warm and loving which is not easy to do. His normal voice is very easy to listen to. I just could not put this down, I had to know what Jack would do next. I thought his performance was outstanding and can’t wait to listen to more of his work.

The author gives you an amazing story that really makes you think. It is a story that you won’t forget for a long time. Jack may be knocked down, but he won’t stay down. I really felt sorry for the man who came up against him, well just a little but not for long. The author made me buy into the story as I found myself cheering as one bad man went down and another one was on his way. I loved Jack’s sidekick that helped him get the justice his brother deserved. There are some wonderful supporting characters that came to mean a lot to me. There is no doubt that Jack wants revenge, but he also feels guilty for leaving his brother alone. He just lost his father and now it looks like he may lose his brother. It is a touching story with passion not only for his brother but for those that have been taken in and can’t get out. Jack is tough, but he has compassion, love and is truly a man who believes in honor and justice. The author throws in a touch of romance with a few twists. The characters are likable and believable, it would be hard to listen to this audio and not be taken in with the surprising spins and wonderful twists and turns. I set back with my heart in my throat a time or two. I also chuckled and laughed a few times as well as holding my breath, talking to the characters, and I am not ashamed to admit I did a little begging a time or two. I found myself saying oh this can’t be good, no I wouldn’t do that Jake, are you sure that is a good idea as well as do that again, hit him a little harder. Even had a few choice words for the bad guy. The ending was great a little surprising but wonderful what a great twist. Between the author and narrator I was totally hooked from the start loving every minute of a wonderful thrilling ride that I didn’t want to end. I see the author has book two out I do hope it will go into audio with this narrator. Bottom line it is a ride you don’t want to miss.

  • Storm Force

  • By: Susannah Sandlin
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 147

When a bomb explodes inside a Houston high-rise and the governor of Texas goes missing in the ensuing melee, former army ranger Jack "Kell" Kellison and the Omega Force counterterrorism team are called into action. Their mission: infiltrate the activist group suspected of masterminding the bombing, neutralize the threat, and recover the hostage. Yet within moments of meeting his prime suspect, beautiful environmentalist Mori Chastaine, Kell knows she's innocent of the bombing - but definitely guilty of something.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Suspense with a dash of fantasy

  • By Karen on 10-28-13

Thrills, chills and excitment

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

I really loved this audio from start to finish, the author gives wonderful characters with mystery you just can’t put your finger on. Oh the secrets are wonderful when you get them worked out. There are characters you are going to love and some you will hate so much you wish you could take them out yourself. You know you have a wonderful audio when you are talking and yelling to the characters. One man has it all, and he demands more by pulling Mori into the bomb he set off, you will be shocked to the reasoning and how her family deals with it all. One man stands between her and the justice she deserves. He walks in to her place of business that she has given her life to protect those animals who need protection. He isn’t what he seems but does seem to have her back. It is a guessing game as to who is behind this bombing but one thing for sure is Kell is sure it isn’t Mori now he has to prove it since the world is hunting her down. Two people on the run trying to get justice with one dangerous man at the head who demands to have it his way. Time is short, and he knows she is hiding something never in his wildest dreams did he think it was what it is. Now he has a mad man hunting the women he wants and the women going off half cocked taking the man on by herself. What is she thinking she is about to get herself killed. His hands are tied as he calls in his friends who have secrets of their own. What a delightful action packed listen that takes you to another level leaving you on the edge with your mouth hung open.

Mr. Cendese is a wonderful narrator who pulled me away from the first page, with his wonderful characters, emotions, tones and the way he laid this story out for me. I really loved his character voices as much as I did his normal voice. He has a voice you could never get tired of listening to. He bought the action alive making me hold my breath, guessing to the outcome as he threw in the surprises and twists and turns the author gives us. There were no background noise, no volume changes, no repeating of words just one amazing audio I got lost in. I could not tell where he took breaks it was just a very smooth audio that is very clear and clean. I had no trouble picturing the scenes in my mind along with the danger and suspense. He really bought the story and the characters to life for me. I have not listened to his narration before but is sure is one I want to listen to again and again. I honestly feel he is worth more than a five star, he truly did an outstanding job. I do plan on listening to this audio again I totally loved it. It is well worth your time you are in for one heck of a treat. I can’t wait to listen to more of his work.

There was nothing I didn’t love about this audio from the plot to the wonderful characters and their abilities. It is well-thought-out with lots of action, thrills and a few chills. There were times I laughed, chuckled as well as times my heart beat fast from the thrill of the excitement the characters were going through. There were times I was very upset and mad at a few characters and other times when my heart just broke for what some had to deal with. At times my mouth dropped at the shock of people and what they are willing to do for money and how her parents were. I loved the buildup of the romance as well as how they dealt with the issues at the end. The twists and turns are exciting as the author pulls you in with wonderful characters and humor that will make you laugh. I have not read anything by this author but wow just wow I can’t wait to read more of her work. She is very talented knowing how to pull you in, holding you on the edge, I couldn’t wait to see what she had planned next. It was an audio that I couldn’t put down and had to find things to do, so I could listen longer. I know Walmart is happy I didn’t plan on spending as much money as I did, but I was so into this story I just grabbed this and that. Oh I will use the items just didn’t need them when I bought them. It truly is well worth your time to give this narrator and author a chance. I bought the book and got the audio at a very good price. It is well worth the money plus more. You are in for a treat that will stay with you long after you put the book down. Ms. Sandlin you have me hooked I sure hope this is a series, I can't wait for more.

  • Proving Ground

  • The Northstar Security Series, Book 1
  • By: Stanalei Fletcher
  • Narrated by: Charles Henderson Norman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Screw-ups don’t get second chances. That’s what Caitlin Malone believes when she returns to Oregon after failing her first Northstar Security assignment. When she inadvertently stumbles across a plot to steal deadly pathogens from the bio-lab near her hometown, she sees a chance at redemption. USDA Forest Ranger John ‘Mac’ MacAlistair doesn’t want to babysit the motorcycle club holding their annual rally in his national forest. To make matters worse, Caitlin is attending the rally with Mac’s estranged uncle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Action packed

  • By Heather North on 03-10-18

A good listen, excting with danger

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

An interesting listen with some action, lost love, family issues, drama and second chances. Caitlin is a strong woman but has an issue of thinking things out before she jumps which gets her into a mess with her job which puts her on leave. Her boss is an old time buddy of her fathers, he demands she goes home, she doesn’t want to for a few different reasons. Go home as order she does with her tail between her legs. On returning home she finds two things her father is in the hospital with issues from a long time accident from a bullet and the man she has always loved right in her face. He is the real reason she left years ago much against her father’s wishes. Her father told her if you take this job don’t come home….

Mr. Fletcher’s narration is good he does need to work a little on his women voices which are not bad just not a true female voice. He also needs to pause a little more to let you get the full effect. I am not staying it is bad by no means, and he didn’t race through it just needs a little more pause between characters, and what is going on around them. His normal voice is pleasant, it was a clear and clean audio with no background noises, no repeating of words and no volume changes. There were times when a little too much emotion was displayed and maybe not enough at other times. His male voices are wonderful, I always knew who was talking and what they were feeling. I thought his nurse was wonderful loved how she took control and you had no trouble understanding she meant business. I could not tell when breaks were taken, and I did enjoy his narration. He did bring the story a live and enjoyable. I thought it was worth my time and did enjoy the audio.

The author gives a good listen with interesting characters. It wasn’t a book I had trouble putting down but wasn’t a book I didn’t want to listen to. Her characters are likable, the plot was nice along with the action. Something was missing I can’t put my finger on it but it. I thought Caitlin needed to grow up a little, the story is a lot about me, me and what I want. She isn’t a team player and it maybe the reason I didn’t really care for her was because of the voice the narrator used for her. I did enjoy a lot of the scenes, along with the danger and excitement. Is it worth your time, yes it was entertaining and I did enjoy it. I enjoyed the mystery around the plot but didn’t understand why she didn’t tell them about the two men from the start or at least once Mac got to her. It was a long time before they started looking for the man who started it all. Caitlin just never has her head where it needs to be. There was a little humor and I really enjoyed it as well as the danger. It isn’t a story I got lost in but it is a good story.

  • Be My Midnight Kiss

  • Texas Heroes, Book 25
  • By: Jean Brashear
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Steph Hargrove was a bombshell, a sexy, intrepid woman operating in the business world with guts, brains, and daring. She was accustomed to going after whatever she wanted, until a man she called a friend betrayed her. Gavin O'Neill is an artisan with wood, a gardener, a restorer of battered homes, and a savior of strays. When first he meets the wounded woman who postures as invincible and worldly, the sadness in her eyes draws him even more than her lush figure does.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Can the carpenter get the corporate woman?

  • By Darcy on 03-13-18

So much fun, totally love it

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

I really enjoyed this story about finding love when you don’t believe in it, in a small town where everyone knows everyone’s business and gets right into the mix of it. Steph knows there are no lasting relationships all she has to do is look at her parents to know this is true. She is a very strong woman but at the same time weak. She isn’t about to let a man take over her life and tear her world apart. That is until Gavin walks in and turn her world upside down. He is so strong and knows just how to get to the lady. Oh he would love to find love and the woman of his dreams but it sure isn’t Steph. Gavin has been told she is a man eater, one nightstand only. He believes this for a while that is until he sees the real her and the pain she hides from everyone else. Gavin has one rule let the other men go, or he walks, she has one rule never giving up playing the field. When these two meet there are some very delightful baiting as they dance around each other demanding to have their way.

Mr. Dove’s narration he pulls you in with a very strong and powerful voice. There are no background noises or repeating of words just a wonderful delightful listen. If any breaks were taken I could not tell he just delivers a very clean, clear and power audio. His tones are outstanding you can feel the passion, excitement coming right out of your speakers. His male voices are a wonderful as his female. You always know who is talking and what they are feeling. His normal voice is just a delight to listen to as he gives you the facts pulling you in to a world that has gone crazy. You can tell he has put a lot of thought into each character the voices fit them so well. He gives just enough pause, to let what he just read sink in giving it a powerful impact on the listener. Mr. Dove knows how to pull you in taking you on a ride that will leave you holding your breath wanting to pull the characters out of the story to keep them safe. His Performance is one of the best narrators I have listened to. I know when I see his name it is going to be a wild exciting ride.

I thought the author gave a wonderful story that shows excitement, pain and just what bought that all about. There are a few stories inside of this story that really holds your attention making you want to go back and read their stories. I just loved the humor and how Gavin handled Steph. I would be just like her if he called me sweetheart in the tones he did. You will laugh and chuckled your way through, I found this to be a delightful listen that really pulled me in. I honestly didn’t want it to end I was having so much fun. I don’t know which one of them was more shocked at finding they fell in love with the opposite of what they thought they wanted. It was a wonderful listen that I couldn’t put down and plan to listen to it again. It is well worth your time. I do hope you will give this a listen.

  • The Omega Strain

  • A Mitch Herron Thriller
  • By: Steve P. Vincent
  • Narrated by: Tom Jordan
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Meet Mitch Herron: unstoppable assassin and biological nightmare. Herron's business is death and business is good. Though he's an assassin without equal, his latest job is no walk in the park. Fanatics hell-bent on cleansing the planet ambush Herron and turn him into a walking bioweapon. With only days before he's used to spread the most lethal contagion in human history, Herron can surrender himself to quarantine or hunt down the fanatics, knowing he might be the only person who can. The clock is ticking....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Omega strain

  • By med c on 04-06-18

Mind blowing, exciting, thrilling kept me spellbou

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

This is one book that starts out as it ends with such thrilling excitement, danger and mystery. The author has no trouble holding you on the edge again and again with one thrilling ride that makes your heart beat faster not knowing when the end will come and who will be left alive. What happens when a mad man gets his hands on and unleashes a bio weapon that could end life as we know it on this planet killing thousands if not all humans. What a nightmare that would be as the lead character finds out this is no walk in the park trying to find the people responsible for this injustices. What follows is truly one exciting listen that holds you spellbound until the end with this life and death story that has compassion, danger, thrills, excitement and mystery.

The narrator as always does a wonderful job from his character voices to the emotion. His character voices are wonderful you always know who is talking and what they are feeling. His male to female voice are great and easy to follow with smooth and even when changing to one character to the next. He gives the right tones for the scenes you can hear the fear, excitement, danger in the characters voices. His performance is just outstanding. There is no background noises, no volume changes, no repeating of words just a very clean and clear audio that pulls you in. If any breaks were taken I could not tell it was just a very clean and clear audio that I got lost in. The narrator normal voice is just a wonderful as his character voice keeping you on the edge with danger and true emotion that makes your heart beat a little faster as the scenes unfold keeping you on the edge. Mr. Jordan does a great job bring the audio alive making you feel each emotion, danger and excitement that the author gives. It was a thrilling ride that I totally enjoyed from a very talented narrator.

Herron has been infected with the bio weapon, he must decide if he goes after the would be killers or go into quarantine in hopes of them finding the antidote to save his life. Of course our hero won’t stand aside and watch others die he will go on the hunt for the mad man who wants to kill so many and hope when the end comes he is still alive. The author put a lot of thought into this giving detailed scenes that will keep you on the edge until the end with first one road block and then another. I have no trouble picturing this as a wonderful movie that people would love to watch. It has a little bit of everything in it but one thing is for sure you won’t be able to put it down. The characters feel real almost like family as you want to reach in and pull them out time and time again from the danger that is before them. Herron does have a sidekick that helps him along the way. He more or less inherited her when she is found to be where he is being held and left to die just like him. She is a little bit of a mystery but adds so much to this story. I truly loved the characters, the plot, the twists and turns and how it all played out giving me hours of enjoyment. I found things to do, so I could listen longer before I knew it I came to the end not wanting it to end. I can hardly wait to see what book two will be like. If you are looking for a wonderful listen that keeps your attention and makes you enter act with the characters you have found it. I enjoyed this so much that I also bought another of this author audio. I just love his writing style and how he pulled me in with wonderful entertainment.

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  • Backwater Bay

  • Kurt Hunter Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Steven Becker
  • Narrated by: Paul J. McSorley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

When a body is found floating in the mangroves of Biscayne National Park, Special Agent Kurt Hunter has his first real case. He’s not looking for the spotlight or notoriety - he’s had both with disastrous results. But that seems unavoidable as the trail leads him to South Beach, and his introduction to the culture there is anything but comfortable. Follow Kurt through this new world as he unearths a crooked family's greed to solve the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Story, Awesome Narration!

  • By Jan M on 06-16-18

Thrilling, exciting and suspenseful

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

What an exciting, thrilling plot that keeps you on the edge of your seat waiting to see who did it or even if a murder was commented. The author gives you delightful twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the end and what an ending, total excitement from start to finish that holds your attention giving you an audio you won’t be able to put down.

Mr. Becker is a wonderful narrator that has no trouble pulling you in taking you a way in a wonderful adventure that the author gives. His normal voice is just a wonderful as his character, he has a wonderful reach with his tones and emotions. His male voices are wonderful, and he has improved with his female ones. I always know who is talking and what they are feeling. He really bought this story life for me, giving the danger just enough power to make my heart beat faster pulling in with the excitement, danger and the unknown as well as the chase and how it all played out. He gives enough pauses to let it sink in and really feel what the characters are feeling. There were no background noises, no volume changes and if any breaks were taken I could not tell. The audio is very clean and clear giving you hours of enjoyment that holds your attention why keeping you guessing and on the edge. I am really looking forward to listening to more of his work.

The author goes a wonderful job holding your attention with mystery, danger, and excitement with thrilling action. You are kept guessing as to who the body is that was found, and how it all fits in with a boat she was cleaning. I really enjoyed the twists and turns as the plot thickens with a great ending that gets your heart pounding as life and death are kept on a thin balance. The characters are great as they work together to find the answers why the author puts them in danger with a touch of romance that is exciting and thrilling. I love the mean lady who keeps your eyes on Kurt making his life very unpleasant at times. The humor is a great addition, I chuckled a few times and even laughed a couple. I found this book to be thrilling, exciting and well worth my time. The narrator really brings so much to this story bring it alive with pictures you can see as you listen to a wonderful story that I was unable to put down. I can’t wait for the next one in this series.

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  • Scheming with My Duke

  • Linked Across Time, Book 9
  • By: Dawn Brower
  • Narrated by: J K Mannion
  • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Serenity Drake went back in time for altruistic reasons. Her sister Peyton was dying and she needed her other sister to go back to save her life. Along the way she didn’t expect to find the one man she couldn’t resist. Brandon Bennet, the Duke of Branterberry, has a young son to care for. He has no room for Serenity in his life, but needs her help after she convinces his son’s governess to leave his employ. She takes on the duties with a flourish all her own. Brandon finds her difficult to resist, but has no wish to marry again. His first marriage left little to be desired.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The perfect adventure.

  • By Isha Coleman on 04-26-18

A great addtion to this series, wonderful twists

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

This takes up where the last book in this series left off with Serenity staying behind to take care of Brandon son. Serenity is scared for Brandon who she has fallen for as history plays out things can’t be changed or it might change things as they are today. There is a fine line as to what Serenity can and can’t do as well as say. Brandon wants all the information since he doesn’t know the outcome he feels he might be able to help things go his way. Serenity will not give that information, but she will do everything in her power to keep him safe.

This was really a great read with wonderful characters, you can fell the passion these two are fighting against as well as the tension to history and how that plays out. Serenity is a great lady knowing when to stop and when to push. Brandon spends most of his time fighting the feeling he has for her. Never would he have thought he would love until the day he saw his son and now with this wild wonderful woman he has found life will never be the same.

I really liked this narrator he has a voice you never get tired of listening to. He brings a lot to this audio making you see the pictures of each scene in your mind giving you a truly delightful audio experience. His character voices both male and female are a delight, you always know who is talking and what they are feeling. There are no repeating of words, no background, no volume changes and if any breaks were taken I could not tell. He gives the correct amount of pause before going on to let you feel the emotions that the characters are feeling. I just love his normal voice it is a voice I never get tired of. His performance is outstanding and really being this audio to life.

This is a wonderful addition to this series letting you see how history could be affected if something is changed. Brandon’s son is a delightful ball of energy that I just adored. This was such a fun listen that I got lost in and had to find out the outcome, it was one I couldn’t put down and listened until the end. The plot is great I just love time travel and how it all works out. I enjoyed the twists and turns, the teasing and picking as well as the passion. I am so looking forward to the next book in this series.

  • Spellbound by My Charmer

  • Linked Across Time, Book 5
  • By: Dawn Brower
  • Narrated by: Sierra Kline
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Zane Rossington doesn't believe in love and lives his life the way he pleases. All of it changes when he finds a mysterious woman roaming around his conservatory at his annual regency themed charity masquerade ball. Lady Callista Lyon, the Countess of Marin, had one desire - revenge. In the act of finally achieving her goal, she is swept over a terrace and somehow finds herself in the conservatory at Seabrook Manor. Uncertain if she succeeded in her revenge, but determined to finally move on, she does her best to adapt to her new life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Romance with a time travel twist

  • By Catrina P on 08-04-17

Exciting fun listen that makes you chuckle

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

Reviewed: 06-02-18

Revenge is sweet but what good is revenge if you don’t know if you did it right on not? Callista has it all line up the plan is set in motion but things never go as planned as we all know. Just as she is about to take out the man who killed her beloved she is taken to another place in time leaving so many unanswered questions. Zane is down on life, love and just about everything else, he has a party every year honoring his mothers memory but this year he is hating all the people around and just wants to be left alone. He is thinking this may be the last year he does this. Now he has to put up with the brother who is trying to find his lost love and is so sure she has time traveled. What else could go wrong, how about a woman appearing right before his eye and the question she leads to with few answers….

I have not had the pleasure of listening to any of Ms. Kline audios, when I pick this up to listen to I was unsure what to expect. She has a delightful voice as well as character voices. I love the nice steady way she narrators with pause and emotions that pull you in. I love the emotions she gives this audio you can hear the passion, teasing, hurt, pain, sorrow and joy through her voice. Her character voices are outstanding you always know who is talking, what they are feeling as well as the power those emotions deal with. There are no background noises, no repeating of words and no volume changes. I could not tell if any breaks were taken it’s a very clean and clear audio that I totally enjoyed. Her normal voice is as wonderful as her character voices. She has a voice I could listen to all day and never get tired of it.

I really love time travel but what I really love about it is how someone would feel if they come from the past to the future. Oh what fun that would be to see their faces as they learn about cars, planes, TV etc. The author has give a delightful story of one lady falling into the future learning all those things we take for granted from fast food to buying clothes off the rack. This was very well-thought-out with great detail and passion. I loved how it all played out keeping the read in suspense. The twists and turns were great, it was an audio I couldn’t put down finding things to do as I chuckled and even laughed a few times. I love how strong Callista and how she messes with Zane, I also enjoyed how Zane worked it all out and how well they complement each other. There are a few questions that Callista has as well as the read, but they are all nicely rounded up at the end with a wonderful twist you won’t see coming. Come take an adventure and see time travel as you never have with delightful twists and turns that will hook you and keep you very entertained. I have really enjoyed this series and can’t wait for the next one to come out.