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Youlanda D. Brewster

Fayetteville, NC United States
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  • A Fairy King

  • By: C. J. Brightley
  • Narrated by: Corinne Shor
  • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

Young Hannah receives an interesting letter. Is her pen pal a fairy prince or a prankster? How long will he write to her, and what will change as a result of his letters? He offers her a wish. Can he really grant a wish? What will she wish, and what will she offer him in return?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tender, warm and captivating

  • By Rabid Reader on 02-22-17

I just can't help myself...

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

Reviewed: 02-23-17

What made the experience of listening to A Fairy King the most enjoyable?

The absolute sweetness of the tale.

What other book might you compare A Fairy King to and why?

Dragon's first Christmas by another favorite writer.

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

Not sure but she fits much better than the narrator for STREET FOX.

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

Absolutely.

Any additional comments?

I can see, so SEE this on HALLMARK. I have questions, but I wouldn't want to ruin it for other listeners...

  • Street Fox

  • Erdemen Tales
  • By: C. J. Brightley
  • Narrated by: Fred Wolinsky
  • Length: 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

A boy learns heroes still exist. This is a short story set in the world of the series Erdemen Honor. It is a prequel/introduction to an upcoming novel and takes place several generations after The King's Sword.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Street urchin rescue

  • By Rabid Reader on 02-05-17

Please sir, I want some more...

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

Reviewed: 02-01-17

What did you love best about Street Fox?

The story was outstanding. I am in love even without it being Jolly Ole London.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Street Fox?

When Fox accepted an embrace, brought on a glimmer of tears.

What aspect of Fred Wolinsky’s performance would you have changed?

It was actually a bit irritating. Had the story not been so wonderful, I would have stopped listening.

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

Family goes beyond blood.

Any additional comments?

I KNOW there is more to the tale and the writer needs to just behave and GIVE IT UP!!!!! Free Audiobook given. Great review earned. Kudos!!!

  • Moonburner

  • By: Claire Luana
  • Narrated by: Emma Lysy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

When 17-year-old Kai is exposed as a female sorceress, a moonburner, she knows the punishment is death. Despite the odds against her, Kai escapes her fate and undertakes a harrowing journey to a land where moonburners are revered and trained as warriors. But the moonburner citadel is not the place of refuge and learning that Kai imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 11-07-16

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 01-29-17

What did you love best about Moonburner?

The main character. A hero with issues and a sense of humor, how can you not love her????

What was one of the most memorable moments of Moonburner?

Surprisingly, the ending.

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

Have not listened to any.

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

Get your burn on.

Any additional comments?

I almost had VERY BAD feelings towards this author... until I found she had completed the prequel. So many questions... But now, I have a tickedfiness (new word alert), because I want to know what happened... after they served the cake...

  • The Promise

  • By: Aaron Shedlock
  • Narrated by: Steve Marvel
  • Length: 52 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

John and Crystal, a Bonnie and Clyde-esque young couple, become stranded in the desert while in the midst of a spree of carnage and mayhem. As they lie and wait for their next victim, a car approaches over the horizon. Will it prove to be their salvation, or has fate sent its own brand of justice into their trap?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The promise

  • By Slim on 02-29-16

Wow and WOW...

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

Reviewed: 02-13-16

What made the experience of listening to The Promise the most enjoyable?

Quick but steady pace.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Not sure FAVORITE is the right word for these type of characters.

What about Steve Marvel’s performance did you like?

Steady.

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

Not really, I knew what was coming and was wowed by the way it came.

Any additional comments?

Wow, and WOW. I’m not quite sure where to begin. This was a short listen but it packed a punch. Though I kind of guessed the outcome from the beginning, the WAY it was carried out was, way beyond my imagination. Karma HAS to be a SHE and have a wicked sense of humor. This was definitely a trip just beyond the Twilight Zone. The pace was smooth and I hate to give anything away. It is WELL worth the time to listen up.

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com."

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  • A Caffeinated Crunch

  • Sweet Home Mystery Series Volume 2
  • By: Constance Barker
  • Narrated by: Angel Clark
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Three dates, a golf cart with a shark fin on top, and a con man.... Lily and her aunts find themselves with dates to the same function. Little do they know the event will end with some unfortunate soul staring into the great beyond. And as they say, hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Caffein GOOD.

  • By Youlanda D. Brewster on 01-17-16

Caffein GOOD.

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

Reviewed: 01-17-16

Would you listen to A Caffeinated Crunch again? Why?

Probably... after hearing book 1.

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

No, I slumped a bit but did stay in the seat.

What three words best describe Angel Clark’s performance?

Do-able, ummm, ummm...

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

The confession had me laughing out loud.

Any additional comments?

First up, anything that reminds me of coffee or chocolate is a GREAT thing. That being said, this was a cute story. I must admit the first few minutes were a bit off. The narrator’s voice irritated at the beginning, but I found turning the volume down helped with that. I believe the story would have been better (to me), if I had known what had happened in the first book as it was repeatedly referenced but never told.
My favorite character(s) were the two aunts. I would LOVE to see them in action, a tv series perhaps??? I must admit my favorite part was the grinding of the coffee beans. I found the sound effect and timing hilarious.
The ‘red herring’ thrown out about the killers identity, was a bit too obvious. I felt the ending was rushed, but the killers confession was HILARIOUS. I could actually picture it and HAD to laugh out loud. All in all, I found it a lighthearted and enjoyable romp. Can’t wait to hear more… don’t forget about the tv series idea… just saying…
"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com."