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  • Finding Miranda

  • By: Iris Chacon
  • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

How come nobody ever sees Miranda Ogilvy, except the blind neighbor who wants her and the hired henchman who wants her dead? Murder, political corruption, quirky small-town neighbors, and Dave the Wonder Dog work together to make this mystery fun, romantic, full of surprises, and warmly satisfying. Joshua Bennington's unforgettable narration brings the amazing characters to vivid life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Chick Book

  • By Hans on 10-17-17

CINDERELLA LIVES IN A FLORIDA SWAMP

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

Reviewed: 10-11-17

The family listened to a promotional copy of Finding Miranda while we were driving to my parents home some 6 hours away. My husband was not as crazy about it as the girls and I.were. Everyone listened to the audio-book. The story was a clean romance that was very entertaining and delightful and sometimes amusing and charming.. Iris Chacon wrote well and the story has a good flow. The girls and I really liked Mr. Bennington's voice . At first we thought audio book had two or three narrators, but then we realized that all those voices were from Mr. Bennington. That alone gave the audio-book a 5 stars.review.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Landscape Prepper

  • Surviving with Your Surroundings
  • By: Bill Shepherd
  • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
  • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

We all need to prep. Nobody knows what the future will bring. But, regardless of where you find yourself when disaster strikes, you can still be prepared! The Landscape Prepper will guide you and your family through the important steps and considerations that you need to begin prepping, no matter what environment you find yourself in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can you survive away from your home?

  • By Mary on 03-24-16

SURVIVING IN DIFFERENT SURROUNDINGS

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

Reviewed: 03-13-16

What did you love best about The Landscape Prepper?

THIS LATEST AUDIO BOOK BY BILL SHEPHERD TAKES THE LISTENER TO DIFFERENT LOCATIONS FOR DIFFERENT SURVIVAL SKILLS. AFTER LISTENING TO THE SHORT STORIES ABOUT DIFFERENT LOCATIONS I WANTED MORE..

What other book might you compare The Landscape Prepper to and why?

THE LANDSCAPE PREPPER COULD BE COMPARED TO ANY OF HIS OTHER AUDIO BOOKS. THEY HAVE ALL BEEN VERY INFORMATIVE AND HE IS A GOOD WRITER. THE BOOKS ARE ORGANIZED AND MOTIVATIONAL. I WENT OUT AND STARTED PURCHASING MY OWN SURVIVAL GEAR. AND I AM NOT EVEN A PREPPER!

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

GOOD VOICE AND I SEE THAT HE HAS NARRATED A FEW OTHER AUDIO BOOKS FOR MR. SHEPHERD AND A FEW OTHER PREPPER WRITERS.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

ONE OF MY REACTIONS TO THE BOOK IS THAT I WISH IT WERE LONGER!

Any additional comments?

IF YOU HAVE NOT PURCHASED THE OTHER AUDIO BOOKS BY BILL SHEPHERD YOU MIGHT WANT TO DO SO. I THINK YOU WILL BE HAPPY..

  • Circle of Fear

  • Detective Jason Strong Series, Book 12
  • By: John C. Dalglish
  • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
  • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Wedding day arrives for Lieutenant Banks, and the whole gang is enjoying themselves. Jason is the lone detective on duty, and before the night is over, he must leave the celebration. The scene he finds himself at is the opposite of where he just came from. A cold-blooded murder without any apparent motive, and very little in the way of evidence. Just a group of friends who can't understand why one of their own is suddenly gone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dalglish writes superb modern detective mysteries

  • By Wayne on 10-20-16

ANOTHER GREAT DETECTIVE STRONG STORY

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

Reviewed: 03-13-16

What did you love best about Circle of Fear?

I HAVE LIKED ALL OF MR. DALGLISH'S DETECTIVE STRONG STORIES AND THIS STORY WAS ANOTHER THAT I HAVE GIVEN HIGH MARKS TO. THE STORIES ARE INTER-RELATED WITH THE FAMILIES OF THE POLICE FORCE AND THAT BRINGS A PERSONAL TOUCH TO THE CRIME STORIES. HIS STORIES DO NOT HAVE ANY BAD LANGUAGE IN THEM AND THAT IS ANOTHER POSITIVE FACTOR FOR ME!!!!

Who was your favorite character and why?

MY FAVORITE CHARACTER WAS AND HAS BEEN JASON STRONG. AFTER ALL THE STORIES DO CIRCLE AROUND HIM.

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

I HAVE LISTEN TO ABOUT 5 AUDIO BOOKS BY JOSHUA BENNINGTON AND HAVE LIKED THEM ALL. I LIKE THE DIFFERENT VOICES HE GIVES THE DIFFERENT CHARACTERS. GOOD NARRATOR!!

Any additional comments?

IF YOU HAVE NOT GOTTEN THE COMPLETE AUDIO SERIES, YOU SHOULD. THE STORIES ARE ALL DIFFERENT GOOD LISTENING!!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Budget Prepping

  • Survival Without Breaking the Bank
  • By: Bill Shepherd
  • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
  • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

We all need to prep. Nobody knows what the future will bring. But, prepping doesn't need to cost you your life savings! You don't need to spend money on every latest gadget and toy, every item marketed as a "must-have" or a "life-saver". Budget Prepping will guide you and your family through the important steps and considerations that you need to begin prepping without spending a lot of money.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The narrator sucks

  • By Eric on 01-30-19

How to reduce the cost of Prepping

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

Reviewed: 01-20-16

What did you love best about Budget Prepping?

It gave me ideas about how to save money. I needed to make up three prepper bags. Before I listened to this book I was going to just purchase a package of "prepper things". After I listened to the book I went to Wall Mart and Costco to build "my" equipment package at a very reduced rate!

Which character – as performed by Joshua Bennington – was your favorite?

There are no characters in the book so I did not have a favorite. Joshua Bennington has a smooth even voice that was easy to listen to. This is my second book read by Mr. Bennington, and both were good.

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

I liked the idea of making up my own prepper bags! Something that meets my needs and not the general public.

Any additional comments?

Good book! Listen to it and add it to your library.

  • Taken

  • The Chronicles of Kilix, Book 2
  • By: Teddy K Chapin
  • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
  • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Kilix has vanished off the face of the earth. Loren feels responsible for his disappearance and has spent the last nine months searching for him. Just as Loren's about to give up the hunt for Kilix, a tip comes in that leads her halfway across the globe. To Loren's surprise, she's not the only one on the hunt for Kilix. To Loren's surprise, finding Kilix was only half the battle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Action packed Si-Fi with a little romance

  • By Gene on 09-06-15

KIDS FIGHT AI OF THE WORLD

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

Reviewed: 08-21-15

What did you love best about Taken?

The book was a fast paced, non-stop adventure that takes Loren to the far corners of the earth. in search of Kilix. There is a new scoundrel to the cast with a personality of a snake. He makes the book more enjoyable.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the portrayal of Peter from his voice to his actions. Teddy Chapins creation of this character and the voice Joshua Bennington give him brings a lot to this audio book.

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

Joshua Bennington gave the characters life. There is another dimension that comes when a voice is added and his narration was very entertaining. I felt that I could almost picture the characters in the book. He also gave every one his or her own voice. I good reading!

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

The book was hard to turn off and yes if I could I would have listened longer.

Any additional comments?

Get the audio book, you will not be disappointed!!!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Chronicles of Kilix

  • By: T.K. Chapin
  • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
  • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

The rise of the Artificial Intelligence in 2055, known as The Lost Year, resulted in massive casualties on a global scale. Planes crashed, elevators malfunctioned, missiles launched and brought the human race to its knees. Humanity was able to stop the A.I. after a year of tragedy and devastation and has been rebuilding ever since.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MANKIND AGAINST THE MACHINES

  • By Jeff on 08-28-15

The struggle between computers and man.

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

Reviewed: 08-16-15

Where does Chronicles of Kilix rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is close to the top. The story line was interesting even for older people than the characters in the book and the narration was very good. I gave it a five star rating.

Which character – as performed by Joshua Bennington – was your favorite?

The character of Kilix as performed by Joshua Bennington seemed to be the most real, but he did a great job with all the characters. Each had his or her own voice. The voices were so real I felt that I could almost see them as people I know.

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

I thought that the chapter where Kilix talked the group into helping him hack into the bank to save his mother was rather moving.

Any additional comments?

I have given this audio book 5 stars because it was engaging, charming and delightful. There were two POV's one a male freshman in high school copping with being new and the second was a young lady trying to understand her new feeling for this boy. And to just make the story interesting it all happens a few years into the future. And just to complicate the plot there is artificial intelligence trying to take over the world..You will enjoy it no matter what your age!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Cruel Deception

  • Detective Jason Strong Book 9
  • By: John C. Dalglish
  • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Jason and Vanessa are back with a new case, and this one pushes them to the limit. Clues are being left at the scene of the homicides but they can't figure out the meaning. Frustration mounts, as does the number of victims, but the detectives won't give up. Will they figure it out too late, or are they smarter than the killer gives them credit for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredibly good serial murder mystery!

  • By Wayne on 11-19-17

CLEAN DETECTIVE STORY

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

Reviewed: 07-24-15

If you could sum up Cruel Deception in three words, what would they be?

SUSPENSE TO THE END

Who was your favorite character and why?

THE (BAD GUY) OR SLICER! HE MADE THE STORY. THE MYSTERY WAS WHO WAS HE? ALL THE OTHER'S ARE THE SAME FROM BOOK TO BOOK.

Which scene was your favorite?

I ALWAYS LIKE WHERE WE FIND OUT WHO THE BAD GUY IS AND WHY HE DID IT.

Any additional comments?

I THOUGHT THE NARRATOR DID A PARTICULARLY GOOD JOB AND GAVE THE BOOK A MORE REAL FEEL. HE GAVE THE BAD GUY A MORE MYSTERIOUS TONE THAN JUST READING THE BOOK. IF YOU LIKE JASON STRONG DETECTIVE BOOKS YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS BOOK.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • A Reluctant White Knight

  • Will it Be Sunny Tomorrow?
  • By: T. W. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

The primary character is recovering from the loss of his wife of nearly 25 years. He uses the experience of his past to rescue a stranger and then protects that person from an attempted kidnapping. The scenes of the book are set in present-day rural West Texas with events occurring in Houston and on Galveston Island. The author uses colorful descriptions of the areas, people, and actions to draw in the listener.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Adventure and Romance for grandparients

  • By Billy on 07-06-15

Adventure and Romance for grandparients

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

Reviewed: 07-06-15

What did you love best about A Reluctant White Knight?

What I liked most about the book was that there was an adventure in every chapter. The narrator added a lot to the characters. Some of the adventures were a little hard to belive but still entertaining.

What about Joshua Bennington’s performance did you like?

This is the second book I have run into Joshua Benning, the other one was Lethal Injection. He is a good voice actor and gave the audiobook more life than the written version.

Any additional comments?

I wish there were more books about older adults. I was happy to see this book had no bad langue or sex scenes. Some people may be disappointed with out the bad langueor the sex scenes but I thought the book did will without them. I really liked the narrator and hope to hear more of his books.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Lethal Injection

  • Detective Jason Strong, Book 8
  • By: John C. Dalglish
  • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
  • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Jason and Vanessa have returned with a case that will test their faith and their partnership.The homeless of San Antonio are dying, but apparently from natural causes. Captain Patton is ordered to make sure these cases are not homicide, so he gets with Lieutenant Banks, and requests her best detectives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very Disappointed

  • By Henry on 01-29-17

JASON STRONG ALMOST DIES

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

Reviewed: 06-21-15

If you could sum up Lethal Injection in three words, what would they be?

CLEAN,MYSTERY DETECTIVE STORY

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes, we did not know who the killer was until the very end when he almost killed Detective Strong

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

Joshua Bennington is a young and up coming narrator who can do so many different voices, I can't believe it is the same narrator. I love his books.

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

A killer try,s to clean up the homeless.

Any additional comments?

This was another Detective Jason Strong audio book and I have liked them all. The narrator did a great job with the voices and I hope he will do more of these in the future.

4 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Digital Photography Guide

  • From Beginner to Intermediate: A Compilation of Important Information in Digital Photography
  • By: Larry Hall
  • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 23

One very difficult thing to do with a digital camera is taking professional quality photos. This is because getting a clear image can be difficult, and adjusting the light levels may need to be done by hand. This is why it is an exceptionally good idea to use a digital photography guide. A digital photography guide can show a camera owner how to adjust light levels manually, how to reset the focus features on a camera, and how to add filters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Digital Photography Guide

  • By Deborah on 12-25-14

Guide to Digital Photography

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

Reviewed: 12-14-14

What made the experience of listening to Digital Photography Guide the most enjoyable?

The narrator has a pleasant voice with good timing. I enjoyed listening to him. It made the audio book.

What did you like best about this story?

It was a simple guide to help the beginner in digital photography.

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

No, I have not listen to any other books narrated by Joshua Bennington, but now that I have heard him, I will be looking for other books by him.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

There was a section about lighting that I am going to use this Christmas.

Any additional comments?

I would recommend this audio book to anyone interested in basic digital cameras operation. The narrator has a peaceful and relaxed voice that we liked.