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  • Outrage at Blanco

  • An Ellie Taine Thriller
  • By: Bill Crider
  • Narrated by: John Burlinson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

On a bloody day in 1887, death came to Blanco, Texas. Before the sun went down, the livery stable was torched, an outlaw gang robbed the bank, two men were killed, and young newlywed Ellie Taine was raped. One of the dead was the man who planned the robbery - the son of dying, legendary Texas Ranger Jonathan Crossland - the other was Ellie's husband, an innocent bystander.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • If you want to listen to filth then here you go

  • By matthew williams on 07-31-18

A gritty western

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

Reviewed: 07-13-17

What did you love best about Outrage at Blanco?

The action and violence was very gritty but it was needed to accomplish what the author was trying to convey.

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

This was not a nail biter, but definitely a good listen.

What about John Burlinson’s performance did you like?

Mr. Burlinson was spot on with the character narration. I could not imagine anyone better to read a western novel.

Any additional comments?

This is the first time I read a book from Mr. Crider and this won't be my last. I really enjoyed how gritty the story is and the motivation of each character was given. A very well written story.


“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”.

  • That Ghoul Ava Kicks Some Fairy A**

  • By: TW Brown
  • Narrated by: Pamela Lorence
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Ava Birch is a ghoul. Still wading through the world of Supernaturals, she is discovering that daytime soaps have nothing on the drama in her life. Lisa Jenkins, her best friend and human companion, is training to join an organization that tried to eradicate every ghoul on the planet. Morgan, her so-called adviser, continues to answer in as little detail as possible...and now the faeries are causing people to have orgies in the middle of a shopping mall. Welcome to the real world of the Supernaturals where all that stuff you read is based on fact.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Super Fun Read and great narration.

  • By RC Martine on 09-11-14

Yay...for Ava!!

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

Reviewed: 05-16-17

Would you listen to That Ghoul Ava Kicks Some Fairy A** again? Why?

Yes, I actually went back an listened again because there is a lot of things happening right from the beginning.

What other book might you compare That Ghoul Ava Kicks Some Fairy A** to and why?

Hard to say, Ava is in a league of her own. If you are into supernatural stories.. this series will be very enjoyable.

What about Pamela Lorence’s performance did you like?

Pamela Lorence voice of Ava.. it is the best. I can't imagine anyone else doing Ava's voice.

If you could take any character from That Ghoul Ava Kicks Some Fairy A** out to dinner, who would it be and why?

I would have to take out Ava. There is so many things that is happening when she's around that dinner would be very interesting.

Any additional comments?

“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 500 Really Useful English Phrases

  • By: Jenny Smith
  • Narrated by: Jus Sargeant
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 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 31

After years of teaching intermediate students who never seemed to improve, I decided to find out what the problem was. Essentially, intermediate students get stuck because learning at this stage is a different type of learning than at the beginner stage. You have mastered the grammar and the basic vocabulary, but most textbooks just carry on like nothing has changed. However, what you need at the intermediate stage is not just more dry grammar and lists of vocabulary.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • unfortunately the narrator is annoying

  • By silvia on 10-26-16

Really Userful

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

Reviewed: 05-16-17

What made the experience of listening to 500 Really Useful English Phrases the most enjoyable?

The narrator did a wonderful job and it made it really run to listen to.

What other book might you compare 500 Really Useful English Phrases to and why?

This is a self help book but with lots of good narrations now it maybe a little basic for some but I like the examples that are given. I even shared this with my wife who just recently immigrated to the US and really loves how this audiobook because it gives her a better understanding of how the phrases works.

What about Jus Sargeant’s performance did you like?

Loved the accent, it definitely made the narration better.

Any additional comments?

“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

  • Polly!

  • By: Stephen Goldin
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Herodotus Shapiro has had an unbelievably bad week. His wife left him. The IRS is after him for thousands of dollars. His home/bookstore burned down. On his way to take refuge at his brother's place, he got a speeding ticket. And now his car has broken down in the middle of the desert in front of a large mansion. What more can go wrong?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting take on divinity.

  • By ATX-LH on 02-24-17

Interesting take on divinity.

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

Reviewed: 02-24-17

What made the experience of listening to Polly! the most enjoyable?

I do like the way Goldin laid out who God is. It is definitely the highlight of the story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Polly. Not much to be said without giving the story away but definitely interesting.

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

Joe definitely brought the story to life.

Any additional comments?

The story was interesting and it would have been better in my opinion if God did not have the urges like us human. I am not saying it's wrong but the way God was described in the book it would seem God would not need to have human urges. It would have been better if Fifi was the naughty mistress that took care of all desires.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Blue Alien's Mate

  • A Sci-Fi Romance (Celestial Mates)
  • By: Zara Zenia
  • Narrated by: Max Lehnen
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 24

Urie is a leader and general of the Ura-Than race. He has no time to find a mate to create an heir to replace him as leader one day. Urie gets his friend Reli of the Celestial Mates agency to find him a mate. The only thing is that Reli's agency uses some methods that probably would not be accepted in certain cultures, such as bidding. Samantha was the one he lusted. She was just a human, but the most beautiful one he had ever seen. He needed to get her. At any cost. Urie knew he had to outbid the rest to get her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good

  • By Dawn on 02-21-17

Not easy to listen to..

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

Reviewed: 02-01-17

What would have made The Blue Alien's Mate better?

Maybe the story could be written in 3rd person. The transition between the two main character was not clear at time and it made it hard to follow the story. At best this had a lot of potential but the dialogue and 1st person view just take away from the story.

What could Zara Zenia have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

the first person view definitely is very distracting

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I think the story would have been better if the narrator was a female. At time I could not tell who was telling the story.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment, the story had a lot of potential. I really like the premise of the story.

Any additional comments?

I really thought this might be a fun book to listen to but at time I struggle to follow the story not knowing who point of view is the story about.

“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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  • Born a Crime

  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,399
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,168
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,153

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can't wrap my head around!

  • By erobbins33 on 12-29-16

Loved it!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-16-17

If you could sum up Born a Crime in three words, what would they be?

Best Christmas present!! Got this as a gift but would have gladly paid for this.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Born a Crime?

The way Trevor tells his story, he was not trying to get sympathy, he was just telling it like it is.

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

Yes, and I am re-listening to it again. With so much that was going on I wanted to go back and make sure I got everything.

Any additional comments?

I am so surprise that this was given a away as a Christmas present. I was planning to pick it up and was ecstatic that this was free. One of my most favorite thing about the story is Trevor narrated the story. So it made the audible version even better. I hope he writes more and the next one I would not hesitate to buy it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • DEAD: The Ugly Beginning

  • By: TW Brown
  • Narrated by: Andrew McFerrin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 781
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 740
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 740

The unthinkable has happened. The dead are walking! Humanity's fragile thread may be reaching its bitter end. Individuals and groups struggle to survive...some at any cost. Will there be anybody left? Or, is this just... The Ugly Beginning?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting Zombie World with Gripping Story

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-28-18

Great start for a zombie apocalypse!

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

Reviewed: 12-01-16

Would you listen to DEAD: The Ugly Beginning again? Why?

Yes, I am sure there are things I missed the first time I read it.

What did you like best about this story?

How the author describe what it's like when a zombie apocalypse does happens.

Which character – as performed by Andrew McFerrin – was your favorite?

Andrew does a superb job with the narration the story and creating different characters. My favorite has to be Travis.

Any additional comments?

The only reason why I did not give this story a 5 star rating was because of the number of characters that was introduce it was hard to care for them. But I think if I did not read Dead: Snapshot: Portland, Oregon first I actually would have enjoyed it more. Dead Snapshot series are more enjoyable because you can identify some of the landmark that was being describe. Good start for a zombie series.

This audiobook was given to me to me at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review, thanks, Audiobook Boom!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Love in the Time of Zombies

  • Time of Zombies, Book 1
  • By: Jill James
  • Narrated by: Maxwell Zener
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19

Influenza swept the planet. In months, two billion were dead. In the decimated United States, President Andrew Thomas signed an Executive Order to spray the national food and water supply with a flu vaccine. It spread and mutated up the food chain. The infected craved the flesh of the living and the undead walked the earth. Overnight, Emily Gray's privileged world was ripped away.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Book 1

  • By jey cee on 04-21-17

Good book but...

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

Reviewed: 12-01-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend reading the book, but will shy away from recommending the audible version. The narrator was so nasally that it was so distracting. Especially when the main character was a female, the nasally narration just kills any imagination for her.

What other book might you compare Love in the Time of Zombies to and why?

The closes book that comes to mind would be Z-Burbia, but that is not a fair comparison because the narration and the story fit perfectly in Z-Burbia.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

One word, nasally.

Did Love in the Time of Zombies inspire you to do anything?

No, the story was good enough for me to finish, would have been better if the narrator was a female.

Any additional comments?

This was such a mix bag of feelings for me. I enjoy all zombies genre especially the one that is not conventional. For instance, Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion, love that book and thought the movie was well done. I was hoping this was one of those book, it came close but the narrator really detracted my attention from enjoying the book.


This audiobook was given to me to me at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review, thanks, Audiobook Boom!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Cosega Search

  • Cosega Sequence, Book 1
  • By: Brandt Legg
  • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 80

Ripley Gaines, a brilliant archaeologist, has spent his life searching for an elusive artifact to prove his controversial theory. What he finds shocks even him. The discovery rewrites human history and promises to change the planet's future. It has to be suppressed. The most powerful forces in the world align against him, and a deadly competition for the artifact ensues. Capturing Gaines is not enough; he, and everyone who has seen the artifact, must be killed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A very good start..

  • By ATX-LH on 10-12-16

A very good start..

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

Reviewed: 10-12-16

What made the experience of listening to Cosega Search the most enjoyable?

The narrator Danny Campbell did a great job in keeping the story going. Story itself was very slow to start but once it get going it was very good.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Cosega Search?

I don't think one moment stands out but the story does have a lot of promise. With an ancient secret involving the Catholic church, an alien race that existed before humanity and a conspiracy at the very top of US government.

What about Danny Campbell’s performance did you like?

Well narrated and he was able to give every character their own voice. Like I mentioned before, the story start slow and Mr. Campbell kept me from turning the story off.

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

Yes, once the story picked up the story was very fast pace.

Any additional comments?

This would have easily been a 5 star overall but because of how the story was so abruptly ended that it left me wondering if I missed something. I went back and listened to the last 10 minute of the story again and nope didn't miss anything, it's just a HUGE cliff hanger.

This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Wormwood Dawn, Episode III

  • An Apocalyptic Serial
  • By: Edward Crae
  • Narrated by: Clifford Edwards
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

On a routine trip to gather supplies in a nearby town, the trio picks up another member who adds a much-needed contrast to their own personalities. His skills and attitude will round out the group, bringing them all closer together and making survival a little easier - and much more interesting. Disturbed by a few startling revelations they find during their scouring, Dan begins to probe into the notebooks discovered at a previous looting spree in order to find answers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thought I was ready for Episode III, I wasn't.

  • By Brian on 02-14-16

So far so good!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-03-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, the narrator does a very good job bringing all the character to life.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Wormwood Dawn, Episode III?

Realization that there is even a scarier monster among them.

What about Clifford Edwards’s performance did you like?

It does feel like Clifford is getting into the groove with the characters and it resonate in Chapter 3. The story and performance is definitely picking up.

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

Yes, I wanted to know what lies around the corner and now with the new monster among them it is even more crazy then before.

Any additional comments?

Chapter 3 ends with a big cliff hanger and it definitely a good one. Can't wait for the next chapter.

This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful