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David C Taylor

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  • Under the Stone Paw

  • Power Places Series, Book 1
  • By: Theresa Crater
  • Narrated by: Tim Toddhurst
  • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Anne Le Clair, a successful young attorney, has managed to remain free from her family’s gothic past - until now. When she inherits her murdered aunt’s antique necklace, however, she finds no escape from its secrets. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Listen

  • By Jan M on 03-25-19

An action story created around fact and fiction!

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

Reviewed: 02-27-19

This book merged several loosely related topics regarding Templars, Egyptology, alternative history, and Edgar Casey’s predictions in an action-packed adventure related to finding the Hall of Records. Theresa Crater has done a very good job presenting an entertaining story that may very well contain more truth than most people would wish to hear or consider. Overall the Audible version of this book was very good, but the pace of the narration seemed to lag for me.

  • The Scattered and the Dead, Book 2.5

  • By: Tim McBain, L. T. Vargus
  • Narrated by: Christopher Boucher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Catch up with Izzy, Erin, Baghead, and Delfino in the fifth volume in The Scattered and the Dead series. The road trip from hell continues as planned. Delfino shares revelations from his past as Baghead begins to recover from his injury. But there's a problem. They're being followed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scattered

  • By rosanna landeros on 03-15-19

A must for TSATD fans

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

Reviewed: 02-25-19

The audio books of The Scattered and The Dead are an excellent addition to this series. I seems that once again I have stumbled across a few things I missed when reading the original books. I enjoyed going back and getting origin stories for Erin, Izzie, and Delfino. Through these stories you get a feel for what may have been the trigger event, but what you really get is the understanding of why Erin is so protective of Izzie. The addition of TSATD 2.6 following 2.5 is great because it gets us back to the storyline from TSATD 2.0.
Christopher Boucher does an excellent job of narration and shifting between each character, I’m hoping the next episode of TSATD is on the horizon.

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  • A Thousand Fiendish Angels

  • Three Short Stories Inspired by Dante's Inferno
  • By: J. F. Penn
  • Narrated by: J. F. Penn
  • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

In "Sins of the Flesh", the mutilated corpse of a wealthy author is discovered with occult objects. Then, in "Sins of Treachery", twin brothers Simon and Gestas inherit a map covered in alchemical symbols that could lead them to great wealth and power. And finally, "Sins of Violence": In a brutal post-apocalyptic world, a young girl is about to be taken to The Minotaur. Can her sister gain access to the fortified city of Dis in time to stop the ritual and avenge her own lost youth?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Suspenseful short stories

  • By MelHay on 03-19-19

Excellent stories from J.F. Penn

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

Reviewed: 02-15-19

Joanna Penn has created three interrelated stories based on Dante’s Inferno that will grab you from the very start and keep you in rapt attention until that final scene. I had read these as separate stories quite some time back, but with them in a newly edited collection they were even better, additionally listening to the author narrate them was excellent, kind of like having an artist walk you through a complex painting. While this is the shortest audio book I’ve listened to, it may be the first that I listen to more than once. If you like horror that is buttressed by intrigue and deceit, grab either the audiobook or even the ebook.

  • Las Vegas Crime: A Gripping Mystery Thriller

  • By: Leslie Wolfe
  • Narrated by: Gwendolyn Druyor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

A teenage girl is boldly kidnapped from her school, minutes after her mother dropped her off. While a frenzied search begins, bringing together the entire police force of the city that never sleeps, for Detectives Baxter and Holt, this isn’t a crime like any other - it is personal. Detective Holt is faced with an inconceivable decision: Sacrifice everything he holds sacred or jeopardize the life of an innocent girl. But the man holding all the cards in this game of life and death isn’t willing to negotiate; he’s only willing to kill.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing

  • By flow on 04-18-19

Can Baxter & Holt's partnership survive?

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

I’ve read all of Leslies Baxter & Holt and the Tess Winnett books. This is my first time listening to a Baxter & Holt book that I previously read and found the Audible version to be very enjoyable as well as hearing parts of the story that I either didn’t connect previously, or maybe they weren’t apparent until I heard them stated. The narrator does a very good job providing consistent voices for each character.
Story wise, Leslie Wolfe’s Baxter and Holt stories always dig in to the underbelly of Las Vegas, and Las Vegas Crime is no different, maybe a whole lot grittier in that it centers on child sex slavery. Las Vegas Crime is my favorite of the series because it reveals just how damaged my favorite detectives – Baxter and Holt- are and some of their previous secrets are exposed. This book hooked me from the outset and held me captive until the end. I’m really looking forward to seeing how this partnership evolves in the next book.

  • The Scattered and the Dead Series: The First Four Books

  • Post-Apocalyptic Fiction
  • By: Tim McBain, L.T. Vargus
  • Narrated by: Christopher Boucher
  • Length: 37 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 122

With 99.7 percent of the Earth's population dead and gone, the few who remain struggle to survive in an empty world. The scattered. The leftovers. These are their stories. This collection contains the first four volumes of the Scattered and the Dead series, audiobooks 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, and 2.0.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW!

  • By t.garcia on 01-11-19

Apocalyptic Epic

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

Reviewed: 12-21-18

Having read these books previously, listening to the audiobook version was like going back and revisiting “old friends” only this time they were given a voice other than my imagination. These stories skip through time and between characters in a manner that shouldn’t work at all, but once you are into the stories you begin to pick up on the flow of each of the separate stories and get a feel of what came before as well as what comes after based on different characters timeline. I will have to admit the audiobooks caused me to pick up on two separate characters timelines crossing that I never noticed as I was reading the books.
L.T. Vargus and Tim McBain create some dark characters and in some cases some very dark stories but when you take all the characters and their stories in this series together it becomes a very rich and complete tale of a post-apocalyptical America.

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