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Fun, relaxing, and exciting read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-21-19

I received this audiobook in exchange for a review. I have read several of the short stories set in this world and they are all enjoyable so I had high hopes for this book. From the very beginning, it was like hanging out with a close group of friends telling stories, sharing food and drink, and loving being together. There is a lot of botanical and historical information mixed in with the plot of the story, but it mixes in seamlessly and actually adds to the story. You can feel the love of the area throughout the book and even the awe of nature in all of its variety. I already want to listen to it again and I just finished it.

The actual plot is our hero, Storm, is about to lose his house to a mega-development project. He has had issues in the past with panic attacks and avoidance, but he has thought of an ingenious way to protest the damage to the environment using his house. At the same time, a lady that he has had a crush on needs his help. We follow the budding of their romance and Storm's take on being a private detective when he stumbles upon something curious that he keeps working on and following up the next clue. How it ends was very surprising and I need the next book to see how Storm handles it.

A mayoral race with bunnies as mascots

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-14-19

I received this audiobook in exchange for a review. It was invigorating to listen to the exchange of ideas between the two different candidates. One looking to the future, one to the past, but both positive that they were right. Their verbal repartee is witty and fun to read as they each try to win votes and have their internal opinions about the other candidate. The sad part of the book was how short it was. I wanted to see the entire run of the campaign and hear how they made it work, not have it wrapped up with a few sentences in the last chapter. The final scene was beautiful and fun to listen to. I would have loved to see the next year and - oh yeah, btw, WHO WON???!?! would have been nice to know also.

Young love

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-14-19

I received this audiobook in exchange for a review. The author was giving away several different titles, but I chose the Yoder Family Amish Restaurant because of the title. It sounded like it would be interesting with a variety of things happening. There were a few different storylines, but the primary focus was one young Amish girl that was determined to find a mate. She was a waitress at the restaurant and hated working there, but was determined to do a good job. Her friends/co-workers set her up on buggy rides (Amish equivalent of blind dates), but none of them were working. A major disappointment turns out to open a door she wasn't even aware of which leads to the romance she has been looking for. That romance, in turn, leads to an even bigger chance for her future. Which is where the book ends leaving the reader wanting to know what happens next. The book ended too soon leaving questions about what happens next and how it turns out.

Insurance of the future

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-19

This was a fabulous romp through the space time continuum. Adam Baldwin was spot on as the narrator and brought a lot of fun and verve to the story. I do not want to spoil this in any way because there are so many twists and turns that you just have to hold on for the ride. Get this book- you will not regret it in any of the various timelines!

28 of 34 people found this review helpful

Superheros of the future

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-19

In the interests of full disclosure, I received this audiobook in exchange for a review. I wasn't sure exactly what to expect, but I love science fiction and superhero are always appealing. I really liked that the superheros in question turned out to be beat cops. Just your normal, ordinary, everyday cops taking the next call - except for the fact that one is a time traveler and the other is a sole survivor of one too many missions in the latest intergalactic war.

This turned out to be three short stories and I wish that the audio set-up or the narrator had given a bit more emphasis to the chapter changes as otherwise it felt like a total shifting of gears. I also wish that they had been more differentiation between the two cops as I kept getting confused as to who was who and which one had which past.

I really want to say that I loved this story and will listen to it again and again, but I don't think that is true. I will listen to it again in a year or so just to see how it ages and how much of it stayed with me because it did make me think about our current world and the repetition of past mistakes. There were bright spots of hope because we all can fix the future "piece by piece."

Fun Christmas read

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-19

This was fun to read. You knew the couple would end up together, but watching them play it out was enjoyable. You were cheering for both of them and both of their stories were believable. Good characters, good setting, and good plot. You should read it now.

Awesome book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-11-18

The story plot might be predictable, but it took several twists and turns on the way making for a fun listen. The music was nice and two songs were the kind that will stay in my head - I'm from the sun and The Carvery. The narrator was smooth and fun to listen to. I highly recommend this book for all ages.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful