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K.S. Haigwood

Arkansas, USA
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  • Mack Daddy

  • By: Penelope Ward
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,872
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,739
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,740

They called him Mack Daddy. No, seriously, his name was Mack. Short for Mackenzie. Thus, the nickname. Perfect, right? So was he: perfect. The perfect physical male specimen. At the private school where I taught, Mack Morrison was the only man around in a sea of women.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Can I Be Frankie for a Day?

  • By URSULA G on 03-07-17

Penelope, SebYo and Andi never disappoint.

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

I know each time I start a Penelope book, I'm not going to be disappointed. The fact that Andi and Sebastian narrate them only make it better. They have a way of putting you in the story and making it come to life around you. Mack and Freddie's story wasn't any different. I love, love, LOVE it. Maybe one day Jonah will have his very own story to tell. Loved that kid.

  • Beautifully Undone

  • The Beaumont Brothers, Book 3
  • By: Susan Griscom
  • Narrated by: Samantha Summers, Lester Clanton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Asher Beaumont never asked for much in life. All he wanted was to play his guitar, write music, and be recognized and loved by his father. Unfortunately, that last desire was never realized. The bastard died when Asher was just a kid. Then 13 years later, his mother dies of a brain tumor, shattering him even more and leaving him hating everyone around him, except for his two best friends, Melody Stevens and her brother, Teddy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfectly Done!

  • By K.S. Haigwood on 06-15-17

Perfectly Done!

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

Reviewed: 06-15-17

Any additional comments?

Ash was my favorite character. He wasn't the typical male jerk that's in so many romance novels nowadays. He was down to earth and warm, but knew exactly how to heat the sheets up. A pleasant surprise. There were a lot of moments that moved me, but they are spoilers, so I can't say. I strongly recommend this audiobook to any and all romance lovers. It's well written and edited and has an amazing and original plot. Don't pass this one up!
 

  • Drool Baby: A Dog Park Mystery

  • Lia Anderson Dog Park Mysteries, Volume 2
  • By: C. A. Newsome
  • Narrated by: Jane Boyer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24

Artist Lia Anderson is emerging from the trauma of the previous months with a new boyfriend, a new patron with an exciting project, and a new therapist to help her sort everything out. Life at the Mt. Airy Dog Park is returning to normal, and that suits Lia just fine. Then a message delivered by a stranger changes everything, starting her down a path that will ultimately have her fighting for her life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good characters.

  • By Renee Richter on 06-02-15

Love a good mystery! Especially if there are dogs.

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

Reviewed: 01-12-17

Which character – as performed by Jane Boyer – was your favorite?

Peter. I'd almost forgotten how much I loved his character from A Shot in the Bark.

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

Yes, and I did. I am luck enough to get to listen to audiobooks at my day job, and this one was a great listen.

Any additional comments?

The plot was good, and the characters were well developed. The narrator did a great job of bringing them to life for me. I felt as though I was right there in the story, helping Lia/Lea and Peter. I remember several characters from book 1, and in my opinion, this book is even better. If you like a good mystery, with a little heat and suspense - and don't forget the furry critters that wag their tails - then you won't be disappointed with this series. Can't wait to dig in to book 3!

  • Quarter Share

  • A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 1
  • By: Nathan Lowell
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 613
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 582

In a universe run by corporations, where profit matters more than life, how can an orphan with no skills, no money, and no prospects survive? When Ishmael Wang's mother dies in a senseless accident, he's given a choice: leave the planet on his own, or the company will remove him. To avoid deportation Ishmael finds work as a mess deck attendant on an interstellar freighter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nathan vs Jeffrey

  • By Marc on 09-29-16

Great story and narration!

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

Reviewed: 01-12-17

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

Absolutely! I haven't listened/read many Sci-Fi books, but I'm glad I stumbled upon this one. The book was well written, the characters well developed and I didn't notice any plot holes. Well done!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Quarter Share?

The trading of goods from one planet to the next. Great idea.

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

I have not.

Any additional comments?

I thoroughly enjoyed this listen. The story was great, but Jeffrey Kafer's connection to the characters made it more enjoyable, in my opinion. I listened to it all in one go. The only thing I found odd--but it in no way took away from the story--was the fact that nothing bad seemed to happen to any of the characters. There weren't many major obstacles that they had to go through to get from point A to point B. Everything seemed to fall into place as it should and work out in each characters' favor. Other than that, I felt as if I was onboard the ship and that Ish's friends were my friends, too. Great story. I'll be picking up the second book.

  • Unwilling

  • By: K.D. Wood
  • Narrated by: Candice Goodman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Neely McIntire's dreams warn her about the future but will not protect her from the danger hiding in plain sight. On graduation night, she plans to tell her best friend, Hayden Nelson, that she's in love with him. Instead, they argue. Neely's hurt feelings leave her vulnerable, giving her secret admirer, Andrew Huckley, the opportunity to put his mother's monstrous plan into motion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING Book!

  • By Danyelle Carter on 10-18-16

Whoa, the suspense! Wow!

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

Reviewed: 12-12-16

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

Definitely! The story flowed nicely. It was intense, suspenseful and sweet just where it needed to be. Loved how he never gave up on her. I hate reading spoilers in reviews, so I'm not about to do that. If you want a book that will send you on an emotional rollercoaster, download this one now.

What other book might you compare Unwilling to and why?

I'm not sure it compares to any I've read or listened to before. It's an original story.

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

Her narration was clear and clean. She gave each character a voice of their own.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

When love is meant to be, nothing can stop it from finding you.

  • By the Light of the Moon

  • Rise of the Arkansas Werewolves, Volume 1
  • By: Jodi Vaughn
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

Werewolf guardian, Damon Trahan lives by a code; protect the pack with his life. Damon has experienced death and betrayal, now all he wants is the freedom of his Harley and the loyalty of the men he rides with, the only family he has left. Those are the things he knows and believes in. Love and the hurt that comes with it has no place in his world, until he receives new orders to rescue female werewolf Ava Renfroe from a pack of rogue wolves.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great start to a new series!

  • By Cyndi on 09-15-16

Great narration. Excellent story.

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

Reviewed: 12-12-16

If you could sum up By the Light of the Moon in three words, what would they be?

Enthralling first book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of By the Light of the Moon?

When she finally realized what she really was.

What about Jeffrey Kafer’s performance did you like?

His narration was steady and clear, and, in my opinion, he was perfect for this book. I'd like to listen to more books Jeffrey has narrated.

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

Yes, and I did, and I will more than likely listen to it again before book 2 releases in audiobook.

Any additional comments?

The story flowed nicely. It was intense, suspenseful and sweet. And did I forget to say it was hot? OMG! I hate reading spoilers in reviews, so I'm not about to do that. If you want a book that will send you on an emotional rollercoaster, download this one now.

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  • Niles: A Station Series Novelette

  • The Station, Book 4
  • By: Trish Marie Dawson
  • Narrated by: Richard Wilson
  • Length: 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Fans of reluctant heroine Piper Willow (The Station Series) will be happy to hear this novelette about the charismatic Niles Abbott and how he came to arrive at the station. Told from his perspective, listeners get an insight into the inner workings of Niles' mind and his first experiences in the station afterlife. Who was he before he died, and who is he now? The answers are waiting for you....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome addition to the Station series!

  • By K.S. Haigwood on 08-08-15

Awesome addition to the Station series!

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

Reviewed: 08-08-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Niles: A Station Series Novelette to be better than the print version?

I loved both equally, but the audio version gives me an actual voice to put with the face in my head.

What did you like best about this story?

The creativity the author puts into the story. Great fictional world.

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

His voice matches perfectly to the Niles in my head.

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

Yes, and I did!

Any additional comments?

A great short listen, less than an hour. I put it on as I cleaned my house. Cleaning isn't so bad anymore. :)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Allusive Aftershock

  • By: Susan Griscom
  • Narrated by: Rachel Jacobs
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

What happens when a major earthquake changes life as you know it and the boy you thought you hated ends up saving you? Three times! Courtland Reese is the guy everyone hates and makes fun of because... well, he is weird. He communicates with animals. Strange or interesting, seventeen-year-old Adela Castielle can't quite figure out, but when he saves her from being trampled by her own horse, she begins to understand him a little better and wants to learn more about him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping tale

  • By Laura on 11-10-15

Tremors of the Heart!

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

Reviewed: 02-25-15

Any additional comments?

Susan put so much emotion and heartache in this story that it literally felt as though I was there and feeling Courtland and Adela's pain. I got choked up several times, and it takes a lot for a story to make me cry; Susan did it more than once. It was raw, gritty, sorrowful and perfect. Just when I thought things were beginning to look up for the main characters, something else would happen to knock them back down. The attraction between Adela and Courtland isn't obvious at first, but their love for one another slowly blooms in their darkest hour. This is a very well written book. Allusive Aftershock isn't the first book I've read by Susan Griscom, and it certainly won't be the last. Well done, Susan. 5 stars from me on this one!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Shot in the Bark

  • A Dog Park Mystery, Book 1
  • By: C. A. Newsome
  • Narrated by: Jane Boyer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 94

Would you recognize a serial killer if you met one? Talked to one every day? Artist Lia Anderson doesn't, and neither does anyone else who frequents the Mount Airy Dog Park. But a violent death brings Detective Peter Dourson into the close-knit group, and he is convinced someone is not who they seem. As the investigation uncovers secrets, Lia struggles to cope with warring emotions and a killer watches.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stars: Overall 4 Narration 5 Story 3.5

  • By Gaele on 12-15-13

Great Mystery

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

Reviewed: 11-01-14

Would you listen to A Shot in the Bark again? Why?

Yes. It was a great mystery full of suspense and even a little romance.

What other book might you compare A Shot in the Bark to and why?

I don't normally read in the mystery genre, so I don't have a comparison, but the author's writing style is great.

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

I have not, but she was very good, and each character was distinct.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I don't want to give any of the plot away, but I really enjoyed the romance part of the book between Lea and Peter.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lost and Found

  • Find Me, Book 2
  • By: Trish Marie Dawson
  • Narrated by: Erin Spencer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

She survived Earth's worst global pandemic. In the city she learned how to cope with the roaming dead. Tucked away in the mountains she struck down the living who tried to kill her. Now Riley fights a new battle - the one within herself. Wracked with survivor's guilt and an almost crazed sense of duty that takes her out of the solitude of the Southern California mountains and into the heart of Orange County, she makes a series of choices that can lead to the destruction of everything she's managed to save.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great followup!

  • By Pereza Corp on 08-14-14

Wow! Get comfortable. You won't put it down.

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

Reviewed: 05-10-14

If you could sum up Lost and Found in three words, what would they be?

I want MORE!

What did you like best about this story?

I felt like I was there with each of the characters and feeling all of their emotions. The story definitely pulls at your heartstrings.

Which character – as performed by Erin Spencer – was your favorite?

Riley - she is such a strong character. I couldn't imagine ever having to go through what she had to endure, but the character knows she doesn't have a choice, so she makes the best of it and gives it all of her heart and soul. But she wasn't the only one I connected with. Drake, Kris, Winchester, Finn and of course the yummy Conner all felt like family from the moment I started this book.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Oh, God! I can't really think of a part of the book that didn't move me. From beginning to the very end I felt like I was on an emotional roller coaster. I was bawling like a baby by the end. Such an awesome read.

Any additional comments?

5 well deserved stars from me! =D

2 of 2 people found this review helpful