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Erik Therme

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  • FLOAT

  • By: Michael Bussa
  • Narrated by: Jim Graves
  • Length: 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Calder made mistakes. But he never thought he'd pay for them with his life. He quickly learned that dying wasn't what he believed it to be. Somewhere between love and death, there is another world. A world of twisted love, and darkness. FLOAT will hook you from the beginning, and keep you listening right up to an unexpected ending.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • FLOAT

  • By JEYCEE on 07-01-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

A great short story. I would love to see this turned into a longer piece of fiction!

  • 50 Things to Know to Increase Your Self-Esteem

  • How to Value and Respect Yourself
  • By: Diane Whitbeck, 50 Things to Know
  • Narrated by: Valerie Gilbert
  • Length: 1 hr
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

50 Things to Know to Increase Your Self-Esteem, by Diane Whitbeck, offers an expert’s hands-on approach to discovering your own self-worth. This audiobook is based on knowledge from world experts as well as my own experience as a personal coach. This audiobook will help you understand how self-esteem comes about so you can achieve it for yourself. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a great book!

  • By Phuong Vo on 07-12-18

Celebrate minor achievements

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

I was given this audiobook in exchange for an honest review, and I’m so glad I did. Clear, easy-to-follow advice, along with practical exercises that make you think and reevaluate yourself. The narration was top notch, and I look forward to more from this author and narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Serenity Submerged

  • The Shelby Alexander Thriller Series, Book 4
  • By: Craig A. Hart
  • Narrated by: Theo Holland
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 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

A woman claiming to be an FBI agent appears on Shelby's doorstep and hands him a picture, asking if he recognizes the man in the photo. Shelby is shocked to see the face of a good friend staring back at him. Little does Shelby know, the woman isn't the only predator on the prowl. A group of hired killers has rolled into Serenity with one thing on their minds: death. And it's up to Shelby to make sure the bullets fly in the right direction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOTS OF SURPRISES!

  • By Richard G. on 07-16-18

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

Shelby is back! His old friend Fritz is being hunted by the FBI and hit men, and Shelby is the only one who can save him. As always, the writing is tight, the story fast-paced, and the narrator is excellent!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Damned in Glam

  • Metal Magic, Book 3
  • By: Brian Barr
  • Narrated by: Rick Gregory
  • Length: 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

In this final installment of the Metal Magic series, a glam rock musician assumes a demonic identity for his stage shows, which leads to dire results.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best one yet!

  • By TU on 07-09-18

Damned in Glam

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

Damned in Glam is a short (but satisfying) enjoyable listen. I will definitely read more from from this author.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • In Absentia

  • Black Acres, Book 1
  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

There's No Place Like Home. Kim and Julian Taylor are in the market for their first home, and a visit to the secluded Beacon estate finds them enamored. It's a peculiar home, rather large and in need of some renovations. The price is right however, and after a tour, they snap the house up without hesitation. The man who sells them the house has one last detail to share before they sign on the dotted line. The previous owners of the home disappeared under mysterious circumstances nearly eight years ago and have recently been declared dead in absentia. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quick but creepy read!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 05-11-18

In Absentia

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

A creepy and entertaining read. Looking forward to reading (or listening) to the remainder of the series!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Method

  • By: Duncan Ralston
  • Narrated by: Rick Gregory
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

After a prolonged illness, Frank and Linda's marriage has begun to fray at the edges. When old friends tell them about an "unconventional therapy retreat" called The Method, they jump at the chance to attend. One last attempt to stay true to their wedding vows. Till death do they part. Dr. Kaspar's Lone Loon Lodge is a secluded resort deep in the Montana wilderness. The staff is friendly. The other couple joining them is intense. But when one of the guests is murdered events quickly spiral out of control, leaving Linda and Frank unable to trust anyone but each other.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Warning: do not listen to this book at night.

  • By cosmitron on 04-21-18

The Method

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

Reviewed: 04-19-18

The Method is a brisk read that quickly draws you into the story. I found it easy to relate to the main characters, Frank and Linda, as they travel to an exclusive “marriage retreat” to work on their marital problems. I can’t say much more without giving anything away, but the story keeps you guessing until the end, and it is NOT for the squeamish.

  • If I Fail

  • What Doom Awaits the Children
  • By: AW Schade
  • Narrated by: Harry Roger Williams III
  • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Jacob A. Hinson thought he had seen the worst that humanity had to offer. Still haunted by memories of his combat service in Vietnam, functioning in society is often a chore for him. When he observes the abduction of three young girls from their school bus stop, he is thrust into a position he's not sure he can handle. Can Jacob subdue his own demons in order to save these innocent lives, or have age and the scars of war left him unable to stop the evil that awaits them?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A short but worthy effort.

  • By cosmitron on 04-08-18

If I Fail

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

Overall, I enjoyed the story, but the narrator was a bit too "animated" for my taste.

  • Zombies, Ghosts, a Psycho and a Fight

  • By: Paul S. Huggins
  • Narrated by: Fox Druin
  • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Whether it's fighting off a horde of zombies from a stately home, a brief visit to Hell, a solitary existence in the aftermath of the apocalypse, a frightening ride home from work during the early hours, or a bar fight, its all here in bite-size chunks. Six short stories of horror, terror, and violence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A zombie walks into a bar during the apocalypse

  • By Ray Johnson on 04-04-18

Zombies, Ghosts, a Pyscho and a Fight

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

A nice collection of creepy tales. A few of the stories seemed a bit repetitive, but overall it was enjoyable.

  • Becoming Moon

  • By: Craig A. Hart
  • Narrated by: Alex Freeman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Becoming Moon is a coming-of-age story about a young man struggling to be himself amid pressure from a repressive family. Following his dream of becoming a writer, he turns from everything he knows and enters adulthood embittered, angry, and resentful. As he struggles to make a name for himself, he is presented with the opportunity of a lifetime. Although it requires a betrayal of his principles as an artist, he resigns himself to what appears to be fate. The compromise brings money and recognition, but these are fleeting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Becoming Moon

  • By Erik Therme on 03-28-18

Becoming Moon

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

Reviewed: 03-28-18

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started Becoming Moon, but I was immediately drawn into the elegant prose and gritty world of the unnamed protagonist. One (previous) paperback reviewer said it best: Mr. Hart reminds us that we are a product of our choices, and we often struggle to do the right thing. I read the book over the course of one day, and my only regret is that it wasn’t longer. I would love to learn more about the characters, and hopefully Hart will revisit them in future works.

  • Korean Road

  • A Novella
  • By: Brian Scutt
  • Narrated by: S. W. Salzman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

His tour is over, but the war rages on for Dickie, one of the forever-haunted veterans who gave up his soul during the Forgotten War. Here is a glimpse of his story, of the battleground he can never leave. Only death can conclude his final objective: closure, and peace. Join him on his road, the Korean Road, as he battles horrors he carries and those that he meets along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brutal but well written PTSD story

  • By TU on 04-13-18

Korean Road

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

A haunting fictional memoir about the effects of PTSD. Very well written and narrated!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful