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  • Logan

  • Life After, Book 4
  • By: Julie Hall
  • Narrated by: Adam Gold
  • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

Every warrior has his weakness. Logan has it all - friends, popularity, girls - but his perfect life isn’t all he imagined. When one mistake leads to his untimely arrival in the afterlife, he becomes a weapon against the evil that lurks on Earth. When a mission goes awry he emerges with a secret superpower, but is broken in mind and body. He cleverly hides his scars, until the day he’s assigned to train an unlikely new demon hunter. Even though Audrey is as fiery as she is alluring, this beauty may be the one to tame his inner beast. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Voice actor & story were fantastic!

  • By readwritegrow on 04-16-19

An excellent listen.

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

Reviewed: 05-30-19

This was an excellent book, both in story and in narration. Adam Gold is a new narrator to me, but I really enjoyed his performance. He gave Logan life and vibrancy. The story was fantastic. Julie Hall is brilliant. Highly recommend.

  • Deep Cut

  • Caribbean Dive Adventures, Book 2
  • By: Nick Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Rising steeply from the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, the Dutch island of Saba is a sleepy paradise, the mountainous slopes dotted with little red-and-white cottages. But this little oasis has a less tranquil history, many of its inhabitants having descended from smugglers and pirates. Boone Fischer and Emily Durand are eager to explore their new home, but their peaceful lives are about to be shattered, as one of history's most powerful hurricanes begins to form - and a savage evil has made its way ashore. The sequel to the best seller Deep Shadow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Storytelling

  • By Brian on 04-30-19

FIVE BRILLIANT SHINING STARS

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

Reviewed: 05-23-19

I absolutely LOVED this audiobook. Having listened to the first book, Deep Shadow, I am familiar with the main character(s) and the theme of this series. I love that it takes place in the Caribbean. The witty banter between Boone and Emily. They have great chemistry and their side-romance does add to the story.
Nick Sullivan both writes and narrates his books. That's amazing. I find his narration very vibrant and realistic. If anyone else narrated this book, I don't think it would be the same experience. Because he is the author, I can tell he is giving the characters the voice he wants them to have, and what he wants readers/listeners to hear. And he does a bang-on job of it.
The audio was crystal clear. No choppy scenes or "too-long" periods of silence. Transitions from one scene to another were smooth and flawless. Amazing book. Highly recommend. FIVE BRILLIANT SHINING STARS. I wonder where Boone will go next.

  • Horizon

  • Horizon Series, Book 1
  • By: Tabitha Lord
  • Narrated by: DW Draffin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Caeli Crys isn't living - she's surviving. On the run after the genocide of her empathic people, she witnesses a spaceship crash near her hidden camp. When she feels the injured pilot suffering from miles away, she can't help but risk discovery to save his life. Commander Derek Markham awakens stranded on an uncharted planet. His co-pilot is dead, his ship is in ruins, and he's only alive because a beautiful young woman is healing him with her mind. As Derek recovers, Caeli shares the horror of her past and her fear for the future.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good story!

  • By Jonella A. Moore on 11-04-18

Great narration, excellent storyline

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

I had the pleasure of reading a copy of this book a few years ago. But this time around, it's the audiobook and it's a completely different experience. While, for me, the book starts a little slower, it does get right into the moment Caeli finds Derek. Immediately, I fell in love with their blooming friendship and the romance that comes later. The horrendous adventures this pair undertakes is so well described and everything plays out. The entire book comes to a very satisfying ending, leaving you with the feeling that it could end there, but has an opening for continuation. Luckily, I do own the second book in paperback and can continue because I want to.
The audio for this book was smooth and clear. DW Draffin had a great performance. He definitely gave Derek a voice. I do, kinda, wish there'd been a female narrator for Caeli's perspective, but DW still did amazing on his own. I'm really glad I had the opportunity to listen to this book.

  • Deadly Shadow

  • A Paranormal Suspense Thriller (The Assassin Chronicles, Book 1)
  • By: Kim Cresswell
  • Narrated by: Robin Siegerman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Consumed with grief over the tragic death of her husband, FBI Agent Victory McClane is obsessed with finding Ohio's serial killer, "The Wrapper". When another young woman turns up dead and the victim is linked to Derrick Lynn, son of the secretary of defense, Victory finds Derrick has all the right answers and is a little too helpful. Derrick has a secret: He's a government assassin who uses his unusual paranormal skills to eliminate targets. Determined to keep his own secrets buried, he offers to help find the Wrapper. But can Victory trust him?  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good start to series

  • By Deborah on 08-11-18

Excellent story, great narrative.

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

I am extremely impressed with this amazing start of a new series. I do enjoy a fantastic suspense, mystery book. Something that is different from my usual go-to.
The first couple of chapters, while I was extremely locked-in with the story, the audio seemed a bit fuzzy. I normally double and triple check my earphones when that happens, because I've had bad earphones in the past. But this time around, it wasn't tech issues. Maybe it was total accident, but I willingly overlooked it. Definitely a minor hiccup, but the audio was amazing after that.
This aside, Robin Siegerman did a wonderful job narrator. She was, in fact, a new narrator for me. I am always looking to find new voices. Robin was able to make me believe in all the characters and their depth, their growth. She read clearly and amazingly. Awesome.
This all aside, Deadly Shadow is a book to add to your list. Audio, ebook or paperback. I highly recommend it. There was a point in the book where I had to just turn off my device, toss my earphones aside and I went to hang out with my dogs. I only do that when I need to come down from an emotional roller coaster. Now, this is a mystery/suspense. It just kept building. But what broke me and forced me to take a break from my listening streak (I listened to about 2 hrs. without ceasing by this point). I just felt like my heart was bleeding on the floor because of the pain experienced by a family member to one of the victims. It was heavy. But I kept listening just to know that there would be justice and redemption.
This is an amazing start to a new series. I truly hope to read more from Kim Cresswell soon. Her style of writing is one to look for.

My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars.

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  • Intangible

  • Piercing the Veil, Book 1
  • By: C.A. Gray
  • Narrated by: Rebecca McKernan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Peter Stewart grew up on a unique version of the Arthurian legends taught him by his father, a harebrained quantum physicist. But Peter disbelieves anything which cannot be scientifically explained. Lily Portman is an orphan with a secret: she can see creatures that are invisible to everyone else.  These creatures control every human being she has ever met to varying degrees...until she meets Peter and his father. When a mysterious stranger stages an accident which nearly costs Peter and Lily their lives, Lily learns that she is not crazy after all, and Peter discovers the truth of his father’s stories....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For fans of the King Arthur legends

  • By Haddie H. on 09-17-18

For fans of the King Arthur legends

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

For fans of the King Arthur legends and every story that involves amazing adventures like this. The story was well written. I found it extremely enjoyable. I've always enjoined stories like this, but nothing like this. I definitely thought of Sheldon (both from Young and Big Bang) due to Peter's, the main character, love for science and physics. The theories were very interesting and more so when Lily is introduced.
I must be honest, while I enjoyed the story, I did feel a bit thrown off by the narrative. Rebecca McKernan is great, but I felt that there wasn't much emotion going into the story for a bit. It just felt a bit electronic . . . robotic? But I did not let that stop me from hearing until the end. And I'm glad I did, because I really want to know what happens next!

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  • Love and Hate: In Nazi Germany

  • By: Ryan Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Christopher Sherwood
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

World War II: A young Nazi guard stationed in a ghetto in Regensburg, Germany, finds himself in a time and place that he hates. He has never directly participated in the bloodletting but has done nothing to stop it. He wonders if his soul can be saved. He saves a Jewish girl's life when ordered to murder her. He refuses despite the consequences. Perhaps the girl he saved can save him. Maybe she can be the key to his redemption and a light for his soul, to guide the way home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. just WOW.

  • By Haddie H. on 09-05-18

Wow. just WOW.

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

First of all, wow. Love And Hate is the kind of read that implants itself into your mind. The subject of Nazis is already something the mind cannot push away and forget. The era we are living in is a result of that time and all that pain that took place.

Love and Hate follows Hans Fischer. The memories he has of his childhood nearly shattered me. Its the kind of tragic memories you would never wish upon anyone. The kind of thoughts that keep you up at night. I definitely was rethinking my choice to listen to some chapters at night. I'm not saying I regret listening to the book, I just feel all of Hans' memories haunting me a little bit. That's just how the book hit me.

I am very impressed by the author's writing. I cannot imagine what Ryan went through to get this story out. His style is unlike any I have read before. Christopher Sherwood's narration was phenomenal. He brought out the proper emotion, to a degree that I felt it myself. And unforgettable story with an unforgettable voice.

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  • Where There's Smoke

  • Sweet Sins Series, Book 2
  • By: Kathy Coopmans
  • Narrated by: Lacy Laurel, Lorenzo Matthews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

The lives of Dean Wagner and Tatum Fields have been ruled by the hand of fate. The past six years of my life have been consumed by guilt. Since we lost Landon to a fire, I’ve done everything in my power to protect my daughter, Leila, from finding out the truth about how her twin brother died. Nothing in my life means more to me than her. Not my band, not my reputation. Nothing. Until I see Tatum, the woman I saved on the beach the same night she dealt with a loss of her own. The daily routine I’ve settled into is what keeps me going. Work at my chocolate shop, pay the bills, repeat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartbreaking emotional

  • By carvanz on 05-28-18

I FREAKING LOVED THIS BOOK

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

Firstly, can I just say that I FREAKING LOVED this book? Well I did. I've had my eye on this book for a while, partially knowing what I should expect, yet I was completely unprepared. I totally cried at the beginning. Dean's pain broke me apart. I couldn't hold it in. Kudos to Kathy Coopmans for being such an amazing author, and for being amongst the few to make me scream in outrage at certain details. It all just worked well. I don't think that if Ms. Coopmans had written the story differently, that it would have the same affect. Maybe, maybe not. But every single drop of agony was so crucial. It made the outcome ever so sweet.
Dean's relationship with his daughter. She's older, but it still made me go "Awww!" And then add Tatum to the mix. *fans self* This is why I read books.

2 points I want to make;
1) Dean's voice could not have been played by anyone else. Lorenzo Matthews brought him to life.
2) Pained rockstars are my kryptonite.

I have no complaints about the audio. It was 1000%.
I strongly recommend this to anyone who loves a good heart-jerker. Literally, its a jolt right to the heart. And you will love every minute of it.

  • Clutch

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Becker
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Barbetta
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

Clutch: A Novel is the laugh-out-loud chick lit romance chronicling the dating misadventures of Caroline Johnson, a single purse designer who compares her unsuccessful romantic relationships to styles of handbags - the “Hobo” starving artist, the “Diaper Bag” single dad, the “Briefcase” intense businessman, etc. With her best friend, bar owner Mike, by her side, the overly-accommodating Caroline drinks a lot of chardonnay, puts her heart on the line, endures her share of unworthy suitors, and finds the courage to discover someone onto whom she wants to hold: the “Clutch”.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cute, Sassy, Fun!

  • By Krystyn - AudiobookObsession on 09-12-18

I adored Caroline and Mike's friendship.

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

CLUTCH is a quick read/listen. I adored Caroline and Mike's friendship. Especially the NERF gun battle. I laughed, I cried. The comparison of men and handbags. I honestly wish I were in the story. It was fascinating. The audio version of this book was well executed. Suzanne Barbetta did a great job reading. I enjoyed her voice. The audio itself was clear. No jumps or missing pieces. I've not read Lisa Becker's works before this. I really enjoyed her writing. And I've got a feeling I am gonna love anything I read from her now.

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  • Thrax

  • Angelbound Origins, Book 4
  • By: Christina Bauer
  • Narrated by: Christina Bauer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 42

Myla Lewis has married Prince Lincoln, and now they’re expecting! But she has a serious problem. The day after their honeymoon ended, Myla’s real husband disappeared. The man who’s sharing her bed is an imposter. Myla tries explaining about “Evil Lincoln”, but no one will listen. The reason? People think that Myla’s supernatural pregnancy is making her cray cray. Mostly because that’s what Evil Lincoln is telling everyone, and that man’s a great liar. What a creep. There’s no way Myla will take this lying down, though. She’s going to rescue her man, and she has a pretty good idea where he’s being held.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • book 4

  • By Christal Rosario on 04-18-19

I love this series!

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

Reviewed: 06-25-18

It is such a privilege to listen to this far in the series. I feel the story getting better as it goes on. I know I have Thrax in ebook form, but listening in audio is always a completely different experience for me. Thrax follows Acca, where Myla and Lincoln are spending their honeymoon. But it's over and time to get back to work. The story is grasping and there were many times while listening in which I freaked out and was like "No way!"
I think Christina Bauer does an amazing job with narration. She reads her book the way she wants it to be read. To be heard. I was thoroughly invested in this book and I hope to listen to the next one as well. Though I might just read the ebook right now h cause I don't know if I can wait for audio. LOL

  • The Tribulations of August Barton

  • By: Jennifer LeBlanc
  • Narrated by: James Oliva
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 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

August Barton could never have mentally prepared himself for his freshman year of college: not only has his anxiety increased, but his parents are divorcing, his new roommate thinks Augie is the biggest nerd in existence, and his grandma, a retired prostitute named Gertie, has taken to running away from her nursing home. Augie just wants to hole up in his dorm room with his Star Wars collectables and textbooks, but Gertie is not about to let that happen.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed So Hard!!

  • By BookLover on 08-03-18

I adored Gertie. She's a hoot

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

Reviewed: 05-23-18

I don't think I've ever laughed so hard before. Well, actually, I have. But that's besides the point. This book is simply amazing. It's funny, it's got its moments when it makes you think about possible consequences. And its got sweet romance wrapped in there. I adored Gertie, August's grandmother. She's a hoot, that one. Jennifer LeBlanc is an amazing author and I cannot wait to read more from her.
I have read this book before, but I've didn't experience it quite like this. James Oliva did a fantastic job with his narration. It was like a movie. And though he's a little older, Augie reminded me of Adam Goldberg (The Goldbergs). His voice did anyway. It was so well done. Each scene was describe and the proper emotion was felt. If the next August Barton book has this same narrator, I will not hesitate to add it to my library.

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