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  • Vamp City

  • By: C. D. Brown
  • Narrated by: Veronica Giguere
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

All Sophia Fontanelle wanted was to be left alone. On the run from New Orleans and its vampire council, she heads to Los Angeles to start a new life. But when the Caballero, the ancient peacekeeper rumored to be the great Zorro himself, is murdered, Sophia finds herself caught up in a fight to clear her name. Threatened by a 1950s-era gangster turned vamp by the Caballero himself, can she survive in Vamp City

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank You Mr. Brown for THIS 🌠🌠🌠🌠❕

  • By Susan K. on 10-12-18

There Is A New Vamp In Town

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

This is not your typical vampire story. It seemed more like a mystery/suspense tale than classic vampire. It is vampires trying to be good with the help of a support group similar to AA. There is some violence and fighting, but that is almost incidental to the plot. If it is total carnage you are looking for in a vampire book look elsewhere.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Chainsaw Honeymoon

  • By: Steven Ramirez
  • Narrated by: Valerie Mirarchi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

One year ago, Alan and Stacey Navarro underwent a painful separation, leaving their daughter, Ruby, to live with her mom and an overcaffeinated Shih Tzu named Ed Wood. People split up all the time, and most kids might get over it, providing they can still Snapchat. Not Ruby. A bright, funny 14-year-old who loves shoes and horror movies, she is on an insane mission to get her parents back together. But she can’t do it alone. She needs her two best friends, her dog, an arrogant filmmaker, a bizarre collection of actors, and a chainsaw-wielding movie killer. What could possibly go wrong?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Super cute story!

  • By Shanna Tidwell on 11-27-18

I Never Knew That Chainsaws Could Be Fun

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

This is a funny, original, and quirky book (with a great title) that I really liked. Mix a precocious kid, Ruby, who loves horror movies and parents on the verge of divorce and you have a recipe for wacky mayhem. I feel that it is impossible for me to give a synopsis of the story. The book is so unique that a precis of the tale would not do it justice and it might spoil some of the fun.
Valarie Mirarchi did a great job as narrator.
A free copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

  • Solomon Key

  • A Dane Maddock Adventure (Dane Maddock Adventures, Volume 10)
  • By: David Wood
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 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

The legacy of a kidnapped African warrior turned pirate sets Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake on a collision course with a deadly organization that will stop at nothing to claim the greatest treasure in history. But more than riches are at stake. Enemies old and new and even old friends stand in Maddock's way in a struggle to control the mysterious power unlocked by the Solomon Key.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun read

  • By cosmitron on 10-13-18

Dane And Bones Unlock A New Mystery

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

It is always exciting to go treasure hunting with Dane and Bones. It is pure escapist fiction with some history tossed in. Bones is his usual snarky self. His quips might be cheesy, but that is what makes them fun. The duo runs into the usual cast of dastardly villains. The writing might be formulaic, but it is a formula that works. Join Dane and Bones on their latest quest in their search for Solomon's Gold.
Jeffery Kafer is, as usual, the perfect narrator for this new adventure.
I was given this audio book at my request for an unbiased review.

  • Empire of the Dragon: An EVENT Group Thriller

  • EVENT Group Thrillers, Book 13
  • By: David L. Golemon
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

230 BC - The first sovereign emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, has consolidated his ultimate power with battles against the last of the dissenting tribes of China. With one last province to take, he knows he will be pitted against the one man he fears - his mysterious half brother, Li Zhang, leader of a peaceful province to the north. The new emperor's goal was to murder Li Zhang for the secrets he has kept from the world that would give Qin Shi Huang the power to strike beyond the borders of ancient China. The power over earth, water, fire, and air. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Change in narrator is disappointing.

  • By Sofia M. on 08-07-18

Dragons, Oh My

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

A solid entry into the Event Group Thrillers. You do not have to listen to all the books in the series to enjoy this one. I would recommend reading/listening to the first book though, Event: A Novel (Event Group Thrillers Book 1). Most of the regulars are back, Colonel Jack Collins, Carl Everett, and Director Niles Compton, and the rest of the Event Group staff journey into the Gobi Desert to save the world once again. Join the Group for an adventure at this exotic and mystical location .
Jeffery Kafer does an excellent job of narration. He always brings the stories alive.
I was given a free copy of this book at my request for an honest review.

  • The Terra Gambit

  • The Empire of Bones Saga, Book 8
  • By: Terry Mixon
  • Narrated by: Veronica Giguere
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

Sent on a mission critical to the survival of the New Terran Empire, Jared Mertz must travel deep into the AI-dominated Rebel Empire on an operation of deception. Only there are games afoot that no one could foresee and players at the table that no one could expect. The stakes couldn't be higher. When unexpected enemies deal themselves in, Jared must bet everything on a single hand. Bluffing might get him killed but folding isn't an option. If you love military science fiction and grand adventure on a galaxy-spanning scale, grab The Terra Gambit and the rest of The Empire of Bones Saga today!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Are you in a alternative Universe now ?

  • By cosmitron on 08-16-18

More Empire Of Bones

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

I love Space Operas and this series is one of the best. Terry Mixon keeps coming up with new twists to tie previous themes to the newer stories. The "good" characters are interesting and likable and the "bad" ones are dastardly and suitably evil. At times you need to suspend belief, but hey, it is science fiction. Warning, this is a series and there is a cliffhanger. I consider this a good thing because I know there will be at least one more adventure to share with the Empire Of Bones gang. I usually use a new book in the saga to go back and listen to the whole series again. I found the stories as enjoyable as the first time I listened to them.

As usual Veronica Giguere does a great job with the narration.

I was given this book free at my request for an unbiased review.

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  • Waking in Time

  • By: Angie Stanton
  • Narrated by: Marie Chambers
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Abbi has just arrived at UW Madison for her freshman year. But on her second day, she wakes up to a different world: 1983. That is just the first stop on Abbi's journey backward through time. Will is a charming college freshman from 1927 who travels forward through time. When Abbi and Will meet in the middle, love adds another complication to their lives.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful Time Travel

  • By Shoppermom on 08-08-18

Tick Tock - Not Your Average Time Travel

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

"Waking in Time" is a fun Young Adult time travel adventure. Star crossed lovers flow through time mostly missing each other. There are consistent themes, people, and places in the story so even though you are bouncing around time the story never gets confusing. The characters are likeable and there is a family mystery that is solved. I found this was a very satisfying book which would appeal to a variety of ages. It was never dull or boring.
Marie Chambers was an excellent narrator.
I was given a free copy of this book at my request for an unbiased review.

  • Liberty Station

  • The Humanity Unlimited Saga, Book 1
  • By: Terry Mixon
  • Narrated by: Veronica Giguere
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Deep in the Guatemalan jungle, buried beneath a forgotten Mayan pyramid, an earth-shattering secret sits waiting. Its discovery will rip apart the illusion that humanity is alone in the universe. Engaged in a life-and-death struggle for the future of mankind, Harry Rogers and Jess Cook are forced to protect this secret from the most despicable foes imaginable. They must race across the globe to complete Liberty Station, the first true interplanetary ship. Only then can they search for the shocking truth behind what they've found. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hybrid Science Fiction

  • By cosmitron on 08-04-18

Mommy Dearest Part Two

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

Terry Mixon's "Liberty Station" is a good, but not great, action adventure with a minimal science fiction theme. The characters in the story redefine dysfunctional family, it is disfunction amped with steroids. The story combines daring do, an evil stepbrother, a mean mommy, the Mayans, a budding romance, and a space station. This is the beginning of a series so there is lots of room to expand.
Having said all that, this book is not as good as Terry Mixon’s “Empire of Bones” saga. “Empire of Bones” is a 5+ star "space opera" and I am a major fan of the series..
Veronica Giguere was a very good narrator.
I was given this book at my request for an unbiased review.

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  • Helios

  • Cerberus Group, Book 2
  • By: Jeremy Robinson, Sean Ellis
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

A deadly swarm of earthquakes shakes the planet. In the sky above, the sun appears to stand still. While the world reels from the vast destruction, George Pierce and the Cerberus Group, a team of scientific and historical experts, uncover an imminent threat straight out of history that must be stopped. But not everyone wants them to succeed. An apocalyptic death cult, made up of suicidal martyrs and true believers who will do whatever it takes to ensure the destruction of all life on Earth, goes head-to-head with a billionaire tech genius commanding an army of robots on a quest to own the sun itself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helios

  • By Deedra on 07-23-18

The Cerberus Group Is Back

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

Reviewed: 06-18-18

Helios is the follow up to Herculean. They are part of the Cerberus Group Series. Many of the characters are (were) part of the Chess Team collection of stories. I do not think Helios stands alone. I think I would have been very confused if I had not listened to Herculean, even though I have heard many of the Chess Team books.

There is a lot of action and much mythology in the tale. At times I felt like I should have read Edith Hamilton's Mythology (like I was supposed to in High School but didn't). The book is formulaic, but that is not necessarily bad because the formula works. This is end of the world, seat of your pants adventure with killer robots, dastardly villains, and really bad guys.

Jeffery Kafer as usual was wonderful. He always adds that sense of excitement and drama.

I was given a free copy of this book at my request for an biased review.

  • Body Wave

  • The Bad Hair Day Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: Nancy J. Cohen
  • Narrated by: Mary Ann Jacobs
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Stylist Marla Shore goes undercover in a hair-brained scheme to catch a killer in her latest South Florida adventure. In a story braided with unexpected twists and curls, she takes on a role as nurse's aide for wealthy Miriam Pearl. While Marla snoops into the elderly matriarch's affairs, her boyfriend Detective Dalton Vail is afraid that the only affair she'll snag is with her ex-spouse Stan. Juggling work at her salon, crime solving, and two amorously inclined males, Marla fights a race against time to save Stan before the dashing detective nails him for murder. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Mystery!

  • By Laura Collins on 08-29-18

No Bad Hair Days Here

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

Marla is off on another adventure. This time she is a nurse's aide. There is a kick-ass octogenarian (once Marla fixes her hair) and the usual cast of characters. The "Bad Hair Day Mysteries" are a cut above (I love puns, sorry) your average cozy mystery. My only wish is that Marla gets a little cozier with Detective Vail in the next book. Thanks Nancy for the chance to review Marla's latest escapade.
Mary Ann Jacobs does a great job as narrator.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Waypoint

  • A Game of Drones
  • By: C. F. WALLER
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

Stacy’s life is in free fall. She finds herself clutching a handgun, searching for a sign that tomorrow will be any better than today. Her cell phone rings, bringing an offer that may postpone her soul searching. The discovery of an airplane graveyard containing a dozen commercial airliners is shocking. When the salvage camera reveals them to be virtually undamaged under in the Indian Ocean, theories abound. Who put them there? How are they still in one piece? What reason could there be? Stacy is about to learn the answers to those questions, as well things she’d prefer to forget.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A book of action, adventure, mystery, and Tech...

  • By Quella on 05-02-18

HAL Junior

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

This book is a slightly different twist on computer as a world dictator. I liked the gaming aspect of the story. The tale is peppered with interesting characters who are likeable and not so likeable at the same time. C. F. Waller also wrote Tourists of the Apocalypse. Another weird book that I enjoyed.
J. Scott Bennett was an excellent narrator. He passed my cringe test by smoothly transitioning from men to women characters.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful