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  • Wretchedness

  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 124

A peculiar tablet unearthed in a Middle Eastern ossuary provokes madness in those who encounter it. One by one, people come under the tablet's sway and are subjected to horrific visions and dreams. In time, the tablet's true purpose becomes clear: It is the harbinger of an eons-dead god whose reemergence will steep the world in terror and suffering. Having put the pieces together, two men race against the clock and attempt to disrupt the terrifying work of an ancient cult.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even creepier

  • By Porkchop1 on 11-13-17

Archaeological Thriller at its best

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

Reviewed: 09-28-17

I just finished this audiobook by Ambrose Ibsen with Jake Urey as the narrator. What a journey. The unfolding of the story was done in such a way that I was unable to walk away for a moment. The anticipation was grand in this book. I found myself holding my breath waiting for the next sentence.

Archaeological horror is such a fun genre. The uncovering of a mystery and the connecting the historical dots is completely fascination. Well done!

Amazing storytelling from Ambrose and amazing characterization by Jake. These two are the perfect one-two punch in a horror story

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Darkside Blues

  • The Ulrich Files, Book 3
  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

Though enjoying an increase in business following his last case, life isn't all roses for private investigator Harlan Ulrich. His newest job, another missing person's case, is unlike any other he's ever taken on. Local businessman Michael Poole hires Ulrich to find his estranged daughter. The problem? She's been dead for a decade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really good ghost story

  • By Spooky Mike on 05-02-17

Superior Ghost Story

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

Reviewed: 09-28-17

This was a ghost story that with Jake Urry and Ambrose Ibsen as a team, it can't be beaten. The story is chilling and fast paced and kept me guessing all through. I enjoyed meeting Detective UIrich again and hearing his heartful moments as he tried to figure out why he seemed to be the haunted one.

I love his interactions with his cat as well as the psychic. He strikes a chord in me as a very real man and a very real reaction to his encounters. I did not quite expect the ending so I was engrossed by the time everything came out. Proving that Ibsen has amazing attention to detail.

Ibsen's writing just gets better and better and Urry takes his fine work to a higher level. This is one of my favorite teams and I hope they continue their partnership.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Trail of Secrets

  • By: Laura Wolfe
  • Narrated by: Kelli Andresen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Sometimes people vanish for a reason.... The Foxwoode Riding Academy brochure hadn't mentioned anything about the girl who vanished four years earlier. While the other girls mock the rumor that a dead girl haunts Foxwoode, Brynlei senses that the girl - or her ghost - lurks in the shadows. Someone soon discovers Brynlei's search for answers and will go to any length to stop her. When Brynlei finally uncovers the truth, she must choose whether to protect a valuable secret - or save a life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story for horse loving teens!

  • By Bookreader on 02-20-18

Excellent mystery and adventure

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

Reviewed: 03-18-17

When I started Laura Wolfe's Trail of Secrets, I was immediately pulled in by the characterization of Brynlei and the other girls and animals at the Foxwoode riding academy. A summer camp for girls that excel at horses is the perfect setting for a ghostly mystery. The cabins with squeaky floors and woods that seem to have eyes.

The voice of Kelli Andresen brings the entire story a vivacious and energetic feel. Reminding the reader that these are teenage girls. The horse detail was really nice to read and learn. It is a really great story and kept me involved and interested. If you like a good mystery, then this is a good book to read.

Take a Load Off, Mona Jamborski
    
    
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    Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    6 ratings
    Overall 5.0
  • Take a Load Off, Mona Jamborski

  • By: Joanna Franklin Bell
  • Narrated by: Kris Keppeler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

From an award-winning author comes an Amazon best-selling novel about a 528-pound recluse. Meet Mona Jamborski, who has not left her home in years and is slowly eating herself to death, with one foot in her past memories and another foot in her grave. Mona sees no future for herself until one day, someone knocks on her door and unwittingly leads her into a life-changing decision.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging and endearing while very honest

  • By Vicki Goodwin on 03-16-17

Engaging and endearing while very honest

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

Reviewed: 03-16-17

Take a Load off, Mona Jamborski is such an unusual book. At first, I was sad for the memories that surround Mona as she faces the fact that she is 528 pounds and is locked into her apartment overweight and solitary. We see how she imagines her mental relationships with the people that pass through her life. Unseen and unconnected to her.

When an unexpected person steps into her life it opens her world up into possibilities. It is a worthy book, it is touching, and sometimes unnervingly honest and frank. To me, that brings in a realism and a bit of concern over her unhealthy life. I resonated about the way pain can be muffled by eating and this book makes me more aware of the chances for obsession over the slights in life.

The narration was lovely. The voices were distinct and Kris Keppler brought our Mona's charming personality to light. In lilting prose, you took to Mona. You saw past her surly clipped tone and found the real Mona hiding inside. The energy of the different characters was engaging and I can recommend this book and audiobook highly. It was well told, humorously peppered while bringing in strong personalities. The side characters were just as well written as the main and the people that were introduced carried the story along in a hopeful and colorful manner.

  • The Anonymous Source

  • By: A.C. Fuller
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

One year after the 9/11 attacks, Alex Vane - a brilliant, fitness-obsessed reporter for The New York Standard - wants nothing more than to break into the flashy world of TV news. But when he uncovers the scoop of a lifetime, his tightly controlled world is rocked: his editor buries his story, a source turns up dead, and Alex finds himself at the center of a violent media conspiracy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I hope this book is the start of a new genre - the journalism thriller.

  • By Laura M. Kemp on 04-15-16

Engrossing and Addictive

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

Reviewed: 01-10-17

It is such an amazing story. I listened to the book in audiobook form and I am so glad that I was able to hear this narrator for the first time. The emotion, voices, inflection, and cadences were perfect. Each voice perfectly executed. Alex is likable and yet he struggles with connecting with his own emotions and history. As the book progresses I find I like him more and more.

With the bodies adding up and the secretive person providing hints this book just keeps on giving. It is intense and I can not stop listening. This nine-hour book is totally addictive. this story is amazing and keeps me wanting more. I can not wait until the next book in the series is out.

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  • By: D.M. Barr
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14

Someone is "deactivating" the realtors in Rock Canyon and no one seems to care. Not the surviving brokers, who consider the serial killings a competitive boon; not the town's residents, who see the murders as a public service. The only person who's even somewhat alarmed is Dana Black, a kinky, sharp-witted, yet emotionally skittish realtor who has no alibi for the crimes because, during each, she was using her empty listings for games with her sadistic lover, Dare. And yet, mysteriously, all clues are pointing her way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mystery, Kink, and Bad Puns! Bravo!

  • By Shelley Brignac on 10-18-16

Enjoyed this unusual book

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

Reviewed: 11-20-16

A good bit of humor is twisted into this thriller. There is a good bit of a lot of subjects twisted into this thriller. There are bondage and more topics in this book than I ever expected, but they are done lightheartedly and they compliment the murders that are going on at the same time. It is an unusual mix, but it works. I enjoyed this book on both sides. The fun and the suspense were both well done. I listed to the book on audiobook and found it quite entertaining. The narrator did a wonderful job with the story and made it really come to life. What an intriguing mystery.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cruise Killer

  • Marsha & Danny Jones Thrillers
  • By: Ken Rossignol
  • Narrated by: George Ridgeway
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Join Marsha and Danny Jones as they face the greatest threat yet to the Sea Empress and her passengers on a wonderful cruise to the Caribbean - with a serial killer on board! A fascinating group of people have joined the cruise to the warm and sunny islands, from famous authors to stalking reviewers, a country music legend and a top FBI agent sent to help track down a killer. Danger lurks every day as the body count begins. When will it all end? Only The Shadow knows for sure!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Anotther fun mystery

  • By Vicki Goodwin on 11-11-16

Anotther fun mystery

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

Reviewed: 11-11-16

I enjoyed this story. I liked the characters and having the surprise of Gussie onboard was additionally fun. I really enjoy Danny and Marsha Jones. They are so cute together. I like the way they interact and think.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Follow Titanic

  • A Marsha & Danny Jones Thriller, Book 3
  • By: Ken Rossignol
  • Narrated by: George Ridgeway
  • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

The Sea Empress sets sail from Southampton on a trans-Atlantic cruise and two large storms force the ship to divert to a northern crossing. The Joan of Arc has just left the port with a ship full of thrill-seekers who are following the voyage of the Titanic 100 years after that disaster. On board the Sea Empress once again are Marsha and Danny Jones, husband and wife team providing executive protection to the ship and her passengers. What could go wrong?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Mystery with Old World style

  • By Vicki Goodwin on 11-11-16

Fun Mystery with Old World style

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

Reviewed: 11-11-16

Marsha and Danny Jones are two characters that I really like. They are clever and witty and bring a lot of personality into their books. The mysterious nature of the story was captivating and I loved the narration. It was a fun read altogether. This is my second Marsha and Danny Jones Thrillers and they keep getting better.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Titanic Poetry, Music & Stories

  • By: Ken Rossignol
  • Narrated by: Trevor Palczynski
  • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Many great accounts of the fateful night of April 14th and 15th of 1912 have been told about the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Over the past one hundred and one years, the stories of the people and the disaster have been explained in art, movies, books, music, and verse. This audiobook begins with two original poems I have written to commemorate the ship's first, last, and only voyage and the heroics demonstrated by some of those souls on board, some who survived and others who did not.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must have if you'd like all things Titanic!

  • By Donna Wiebe on 10-21-16

The healing properties of the poems and songs

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

Reviewed: 09-29-16

There are some beautiful and poignant poems and songs based on the sinking of the Titanic. It paints grim pictures of women holding their children over their heads to keep them safe and how their story ends. It brings to life, the horror of the thousands that died that night. The poems were written by both unknown and famous poets and songwriters. It is a sign of how much the tragedy touched people of all ages and classes.

When you hear the survivor tales make you realize how terrible it was for husbands and wives to be separated and the decisions that were made by several couples not to be separated.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tainted Reality

  • The Rememdium Series, Book 2
  • By: Ashley Fontainne
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Roberts
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Dr. Everett Berning achieved his life's work by discovering a cure for drug addiction. Unfortunately, the formula was stolen and fell into the hands of the enemy. Drug lords from around the world unknowingly released the altered, deadly formula into their supply, affecting millions across the globe. Within 48 hours, the entire planet was thrown into chaos as the disease spread.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Todd (Toad) Vogel on 04-25-16

Totally Engaging and Riveting

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

Reviewed: 08-18-16

The zombie action is thick and keeps you cringing at those hungry monsters as they surround WalMart, where they are trying to stop the squirmish. The police Chief, Regina Parker, has a small group of survivors hiding, making friends with each other, and watching the carnage happening right outside. The infiltrating zombies are certainly keeping them all on their toes.

Ashley Fontainne has brought me into a genre that I had never suspected I could love. But these books are amazing.

I am listening to the audiobook and it is wonderful to hear Rebecca Roberts as the narrator. As she has a wide variety of voices that she shares throughout the book. You learn to recognize each character by their voice.

I didn't want to include anything that would spoil book one if you haven't read it. This is a series that is entertaining and emotional.

When special fiercely strong people are wounded and facing death, I cried. These strong, wonderful people are so close to me after two books.

The destruction is intense and the story riveting.

the narration was perfect, the voices that Rebecca gave the characters spoke highly of their personalities. She brought the characters to life and made the book even more exciting.