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  • Cornered Magic

  • The Void Series, Book 1
  • By: Charissa Dufour
  • Narrated by: Janelle Tedesco
  • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Sam, a half-fae Void, is ostracized by her own people, much less the humans who control her home - the Illinois Mystical Reservation. Packed into the Reservation with vampires, werewolves, faes, and mages alike, Sam does her best to travel below the radar, but when her only friend asks for her help, she can’t say no. Her work to solve a fae’s murder brings her to the forefront of vampire politics, and changes her life forever. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I want MORE!

  • By Listening is Reading on 11-30-18

I’m hooked!

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

This short really sets the stage for what could be a phenomenal series. The characters and setting are well developed. I really like the setup. I’ll be anxiously awaiting the next book in The Void Series!

Both the author and narrator are new to me. They make a great team and I look forward to their next releases.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

  • One Wicked Kiss

  • Bluestockings Defying Rogues, Book Three
  • By: Dawn Brower, Bluestockings Defying Rogues
  • Narrated by: Megan Green
  • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

In 1814, a young man rescues a woman during a snowstorm and experiences love at first sight. But she's running from an arranged marriage to an evil man. Can they overcome the danger, or will their fledgling love unravel before it has a chance to take root?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One Wicked Kiss

  • By Catrina P on 01-21-19

One Wicked Kiss

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

Love at first sight doesn’t always happen at the most opportune moment. This short novella left me wanting more...

Megan Green‘s narration was perfect for this story. I look forward to listening to more of her performances.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

  • Jaguar

  • By: M.L. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

For Jaguar, the lure of the lights and the crowds has filled his years since leaving Sequoia, but even the brightest lights fade. When his mother falls ill, he puts his career on hold to help her, but coming home after so much time away has its own pitfalls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Awesome Listen

  • By lynda on 01-19-19

Jaguar

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

Jaguar was introduced in Cafe au Lait of the Zion Sawyers series. I found him to be a very interesting character and I’m so glad he’s gotten his own story.

Jerome (stage name, Jaguar) always marched to the beat of his own drum, and that didn’t sit well with his father. Returning home wasn’t necessarily the easiest thing for him to do, but when his career was stalling, his mom’s health was failing, and an unexpected surprise hits him, it’s just what he needs.

I loved this story by M.L. Hamilton. There were heart wrenching moments, but the ending left me feeling very content.

Kelley Hazen is quickly becoming one of my favorite narrators. Another stellar performance!

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  • Better Than First

  • A Contemporary Christian Romance
  • By: Kari Trumbo
  • Narrated by: Emmalyn Miles
  • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Nothing will distract Isla Flores from her Paralympic goals. Her world is work and training, nothing else matters. When her coach and best friend Duncan challenges her to make a 10-item bucket list, she's forced to think about life off the track. The more time she spends with Duncan, the more value she sees in everyday life...and love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better Than First

  • By Catrina P on 01-21-19

Better Than First

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

This is a short sweet story of how Duncan shows Isla there is so much more to life than coming in first.

Another well written story by Kari Trumbo.

Lovely narration by Emmalyn Miles.

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  • The Cost of Living

  • By: Marla L. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Brenda Scott Wlazlo
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

This novella will take the listener to a dystopian future - a world of adults where birthmothers are a privileged class and every child is a celebrity. Death has been conquered, but overcrowding has led to a government-enforced zero population growth. When Janice learns she is pregnant without authorization, she must find a life donor or forfeit her own. For every child born, someone must die. The math is simple, but the politics are complicated. Janice soon finds herself diving into a deep conspiracy.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More please!!

  • By Dee on 01-19-19

The Cost of Living

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

Reviewed: 01-18-19

Fantastic!

I was mesmerized by this dystopian future where over population is controlled by exchanging a life for every new life. The twist at the end was awesome!

I was very impressed with this story by Maria L. Anderson, and I looks forward to seeing more from her.

This was the first narration by Brenda Scott Wlazlo that I’ve listened to, and it won’t be the last.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Love and Giraffes

  • A Contemporary Romance
  • By: Jaime W Powell
  • Narrated by: Keira Stevens
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Quinn established her place in the world by doing everything by the book. She married young, had a beautiful daughter, and excelled at her career. But what she didn't count on was a cheating husband, a nasty divorce, and being left on her own for the first time in her life. Brett, on the other hand, has the world by the tail with his perfect bachelor's life after a quickie divorce leaves him single once more. When a chance encounter leaves both divorcees needing one another, they agree on a sexy deal that takes them all the way to Malibu.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love and Giraffes

  • By Catrina P on 01-18-19

Love and Giraffes

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

Reviewed: 01-18-19

Quinn and Brett enter into an unusual arrangement... Quinn wants a no strings attached friends with benefits arrangement, and Brett needs a fake fiancée for an extended family vacation. Since both were recently divorced and left hurt by the experiences, they thought this would be the perfect solution... nobody would get hurt. Just maybe there’s a second chance at happiness for both of them.

I really enjoyed this story by Jaime W Powell. The characters were well developed and very relatable.

Keira Stevens’ narration was also very well done. She brought the characters to life.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

  • Negative Exposure

  • Killer Shots Mysteries
  • By: Lisa B. Thomas
  • Narrated by: Karen Krause
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

After losing her fiance, friends, and job, Wendy Fairmont moves back to her hometown to lick her wounds and start over. But when she discovers the man next door may have been murdered, she's sucked into an investigation that isn't making her too popular with the new neighbors.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable

  • By Kandice C. on 01-03-19

A great cozy mystery!

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

Wendy is starting over back in her hometown. That hometown is a very small town where everyone seems to know everything about everyone... except they really don’t. Even though a neighbors death was ruled accidental, things don’t seem right to Wendy...

Lisa B. Thomas has written a great cozy mystery! I loved the characters and I’m really looking forward to Wendy’s next adventure.

Karen Krause did a lovely job with the narration. I would not hesitate to listen to more of her narrations.

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  • Whitney Learns a Lesson Books 1, 2 and 3

  • For 4-10 Year Olds, Perfect for Bedtime & Young Readers
  • By: Susan G. Charles
  • Narrated by: Marlene Markos
  • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Whitney Wallace, our elementary-school-aged heroine, has a pretty active imagination and no problems getting into trouble. Now, you can listen to three of her fun adventures in one amazing volume.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • perfect bedtime stories

  • By CNBA on 01-21-19

Whitney Learns a Lesson

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

This box set contains 3 great children’s stories. Each story follows young Whitney on an everyday adventure that allows her to unknowingly learn an important life lesson.

The stories are well written and will keep a child’s interest.

The narration is kept light and is very easy to listen to.

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  • The Princess and the Pea

  • Fairy Story Shorts
  • By: Clive Johnson
  • Narrated by: Clive Johnson
  • Length: 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Fairy Story Shorts offer beautiful retellings of traditional tales, and are especially suitable for listening to at bedtime! This tale is taken from the collection Fairy Stories and Fairy Stories: Traditional Tales for Children, Contemporary Tales for Adults by Clive Johnson, also published by Labyrinthe Press.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Short and Sweet, Perfect for Bed Time

  • By James Marsh on 01-17-19

The Princess and the Pea

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

A very short story that would be nice for younger children. A retelling of the classic tale.

The audio was not clear. I could definitely hear the story, but it almost sounded like being in a tunnel. The added music at the end was a nice touch.

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  • Gelato with a Side of Murder

  • Daley Buzz Cozy Mystery, Book 8
  • By: Meredith Potts
  • Narrated by: Lisa Beacom
  • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Amateur sleuth Sabrina Daley races to discover who is behind some disturbing incidents before her hometown of Treasure Cove becomes completely unhinged. Will Sabrina be able to uncover the truth, or will she become the next victim?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I shouldn't have started at book 8

  • By Josh Hatfield on 01-22-19

Gelato With a Side of Murder

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

Another short and entertaining cozy mystery set in Treasure Cove. Sabrina uses her amateur sleuthing skills to help solve another murder.

I enjoy listening to the combined work of Meredith Potts and Lisa Beacom, and I look forward to more books in the series.

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