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  • Going Down in Flames

  • By: Chris Cannon
  • Narrated by: Julie Niblett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Finding out on your 16th birthday you're a shape-shifting dragon is tough to swallow. Being hauled off to an elite boarding school is enough to choke on. Since Bryn is the only crossbreed at the Institute for Excellence, all eyes are on her, but it's a particular black dragon, Zavien, who catches her attention. Zavien is tired of the Directorate's rules. Segregated clans, being told who to love, and close-minded leaders make freedom of choice almost impossible. The new girl with the striped hair is a breath of fresh air, and with Bryn's help, they may be able to change the rules.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pulled into the world

  • By Cole Niblett on 01-11-19

Pretty decent Shape Shifting YA

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

I was intrigued by the shape-shifting dragon world. Love the elite boarding school idea. I did find the writing to be quite juvenile and mediocre. The narrator was somewhat blasé—there were tons of characters and I think the audiobook would have been better if different voices were used. I was given this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

  • An Unwanted Guest

  • By: Shari Lapena
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 468
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 431
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 427

It's winter in the Catskills and Mitchell's Inn, nestled deep in the woods, is the perfect setting for a relaxing - maybe even romantic - weekend away. So when the weather takes a turn for the worse, and a blizzard cuts off the electricity - and all contact with the outside world - the guests settle in and try to make the best of it. Soon, though, one of the guests turns up dead - it looks like an accident. But when a second guest dies, they start to panic. Within the snowed-in paradise, something - or someone - is picking off the guests one by one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lapena Does It Again!

  • By tarafarah7: Tara Brown on 08-08-18

I need more Shari Lapena in my life

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

3/3 - I’ve read three books now by Shari Lapena and I’ve loved every single one of them. I feel like I’m watching Shari Lapena be the next Big thing and I can’t wait till they start making tv shows and movies from her work.

With An Unwanted Guest, an unexpected murder mystery takes place in a hotel during a cold brisk storm. This was THE PERFECT winter read (weird that the publishers put it out during the summer, but I’m so glad I waited to listen to it during the cold months).

Lapena has this a gift of telling detailed and sensible 3rd person narratives with multiple character perspectives. I was never confused as which speaker was speaking because of the writing. Thank goodness, because the narrator’s voices sounded similar, so I couldn’t rely on just the narrator.

The ending was somewhat choppy—the murderer had a good motive, but I found that motive to come out of left field—almost made the author unreliable in a way. But I like unreliable narrators/authors, so that doesn’t bother me terribly.

Overall, I would listen to this again. Can’t wait for more Lapena!!!!

  • Anticipating Temptation

  • By: Randi Perrin
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Char Brown is overweight and underappreciated. But at least she has a boyfriend and a job she enjoys. Wait, scratch that. He just broke up with her. Over text. And told her to lose weight. Overly self-conscious about herself and a classic introvert, Char isn’t sure what she’s got going for her anymore. But Darryl Drummond sure does, and he’s insistent that she’s worth more than she thinks. The only thing he likes more than wine is Char, and he’s not going to relent until she notices.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Team Darryl

  • By Tee on 12-01-18

Really Great Romance

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

We received this audiobook for free from The Audio Flow (Joq M. Protho) in exchange for an honest review.

The narration was really good! We loved how Xe Sands encapsulated all of the characters within the novel. Her voice was soft and sultry. We loved her make voices.

The story was a little dull, to be honest. It was about an plus size beauty who got her heart broken a rude guy and then taken by a sexy cowboy who loved wine. That’s really the amount of depth that took place within the story.

It was a HEA story and we did enjoy it for what it was—and We’re not a huge romance/erotica fan.

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  • The Case of the Missing Crown Jewels

  • By: Robert Martin, Keira Ely
  • Narrated by: Erin Rieman, Richard Rieman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Twelve-year-old Keira discovers a hat floating on the Long Island Sound. When she puts it on, weird, wacky, and wonderful things happen. Little does she know she will soon be on a secret assignment thousands of miles away from the sandy shores she knows and loves to the heart of London.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Mystery for kids of all ages.

  • By cosmitron on 06-07-18

Such a cute story- GREAT for kiddos!

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

I was really impressed with The Case of the Missing Crown Jewels. The story was cute and engaging. I also loved loved loved the narration by both Erin and Richard Rieman (father and daughter team). I would listen to more adventures in this series if there were more. I was given this audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review by Joc Protho of The Audio Flow Productions

  • Hocus Pocus and the All-New Sequel

  • By: Disney Press, A. W. Jantha
  • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 150

Shortly after moving to Salem, Massachusetts, Max Dennison finds himself in hot water when he accidentally releases a coven of witches from the afterlife. Max, his sister, and his new friends must find a way to stop the witches from carrying out their evil plan. Twenty-five years later, Max and Allison's 17-year-old daughter, Poppy, finds herself face-to-face with the Sanderson sisters in all their sinister glory. When Halloween celebrations don't quite go as planned, it's a race against time as Poppy and her friends fight to save her family and all of Salem from the witches' latest vile scheme.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great narrator

  • By Jessica on 08-18-18

I wanted so much more, love you Bette, SJP, and Kathy!

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

I’m giving this a 4 star only because I’m a huge fan of HP and I thought the novelization of the movie was adorable and it covered most of the important aspects of the movie. It was well-written and I enjoyed it very much, even though I knew what was going to happen. Judging the narration of the audiobook, though. It was not good. The narrator did great with Max, Dani, Allison, and Sarah’s voices, but was horrendous at Winnie, Mary, and Billie’s voices. She made Winnie sounded like a pretty old lady, and Mary didn’t sound “doggish” like Kathy N. wanted her to sound in the movie.

There were a couple moments that were left out that the author could have wrote in. But I think she made up for it for adding some background into The Sanderson sister’s lives (including a brief inclusion of Elizabeth Sanderson). Overall, I enjoyed the novelization and that is definitely a 4 for me.

As for the sequel, ugh. I really wanted to love this. For 25 years, I’ve had ideas about where the story was going to lead. Some of my wishes came true in the novel (Max and Allison getting married and having a kid), LGBTQ+ inclusion (due to the heavy fan base LGBTQ+ brings to HP), and I wanted to know more about the Sanderson sister’s lives. HOWEVER, I felt like half the sequel didn’t include the sisters (followed the POV of the three new kid heros) and technology took over the novel and made the story seem very desperate to be in the modern world. Doesn’t everyone know by now that technology impairs long lasting legacies?

I also didn’t know if I agree with the author’s attempt to separate the sisters (Mary’s song). Winnie is the leader—it’s fine to leave it that way. The audience knows that Mary and Sarah are smarter than Winnie—we don’t need a solo song to see that the sisters get fed up with Winnie—WE ARE NOT STUPID.

I also enjoyed meeting the Sanderson sister’s mom. But she was barely in it. I wish I would have seen more of her than Elizabeth. I think Elizabeth was such a stupid character. She shows up to tell the kids how to beat the Sanderson sister’s instead of the kids being resourceful (like the original 3 kids) and beating the witches on their own. I get that she’s supposed to show Isobella that she can be a good witch, but can’t Isobella figure that out for herself? Again, we’re not stupid and we expect our heros not to be stupid either.

Finally, Binx and Emily’s presence was truly unnecessary. They are supposed to be off celebrating the afterlife—not coming back to beat the Sanderson again. I would have liked the mention of them, but they’re presence was just...awkward for me.

I did like the ending twist. Billy is back, thank goodness. I thought he wasn’t going to come back! But I do have to say that I had to listen to the last chapter a couple times because it was kinda confusing. I shouldn’t have to guess what the twist is after listening to it. I’m not going to give it away, but feel free to let me know what you think of it when you finish. I was kinda “meh” about it.

  • Every Single Secret

  • A Novel
  • By: Emily Carpenter
  • Narrated by: Kate Orsini
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 420
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 369

Emotionally guarded Daphne Amos always believed she’d found a kindred spirit in her fiancé, Heath. Both very private people, they’ve kept their pasts hidden from the world, and each other, until Heath’s escalating nightmares begin to put an undeniable strain on their relationship. Determined to give their impending marriage the best chance of succeeding, Heath insists that Daphne join him on a seven-day retreat with Dr. Matthew Cerny, a psychologist celebrated for getting to the root of repressed memories. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-10-18

Southern Gothic done RIGHT!! So good!

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

This book has been absolute psychological thrill ride. I have loved everything about it. The red herrings, the surprise twists, the creepy undertones, and the southern gothic style of writing.

Simply put, I’m obsessed with it.

As a mental health therapist, I look for ways to debunk psychological thrillers—especially ones that clearly identify and define the most updated DSM 5 diagnosis. I fear that sometimes, authors exaggerate or make up things about a mental health disorder for entertainment purposes. So to say that I went into this book with a hard, critical, and ambivalent attitude is an understatement.

What I found is that Emily Carpenter took a severe personality diagnosis that society and media have turned into a regular ole’ social skills disorder and found ways to tell a story using truth, facts, honesty, and research. There were times when I said, “but that’s not how it goes...” and then later on in the book, she explains away that critic and I’m left with, “Ahhh! Yes! She brought it back up and explained it correctly.”

Overall, I loved the characters. I love how Daphne was firm on her decision to be curious and questioning. She’s smart, flawed, and strong—my favorite kind of woman.

I also loved Heath—not going to lie. What a great character—if you ask me “why,” I’ll explain, but be prepared for me to ruin the story.

I also loved The other characters—each placed in the story so meaningfully.

I have now become a fan of Emily Carpenter and I want nothing else more in life than for her to write me into her next book and make me a scary, creepy, southern gothic villain....or the hero. It’s up to her. She has the skills to do whatever!

The narrator was also very good. A little breathy, but her acting was wonderful. She was brave and made lots of artistic decisions with mouth and throat decisions. She did use deep swallowing for responses that are meant to have a “clearing throat” sound, but other than that—she was fantastic.

  • Funny Amazon Reviews

  • By: Jane Lynch
  • Narrated by: Jane Lynch
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,521
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,073
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,067

Famous comedians reading real Amazon product reviews. Hosted by Jane Lynch and presented by Audible. Featuring Lewis Black, John O'Hurley, Joel McHale, Margaret Cho, Eugene Mirman, Kurt Braunohler, Lauren Cook, Jonathan Katz, Laura Silverman, Melissa Villasenor, Ron Funches, Gilbert Gottfried, Dan Savage, Vern Musical Improv.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • hilarious!!!

  • By EmilioDaVinci on 07-10-17

It’s funny for what it is

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

I thought this book was cute!!! I really liked how it was more like a story, instead of just reviews. I enjoyed Jane Lynch’s performance albeit it was slightly irritating that she kept saying how much money she had—but I guess that’s what the joke was (money to spend on amazon products).

The comedians chosen to read the reviews did a great job. Super funny!

Favorite three reviews:

1. Whole Milk - husband cheats on wife
2. Wolf Urine
3. BIC pens for women

  • The Last Elephant in New York City

  • By: Elizabeth Kelly
  • Narrated by: Richard J. Rieman
  • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

The Last Elephant in New York City is the story of Maxwell, a Ghanaian wildlife ranger, Jessie, an American researcher, and the elephant that united them. On a decades-long mission of compassion, this is a journey of heartbreak, hope, and redemption, laid out in snapshots, like memory itself. Illustrating the worst and best of humanity, it's a glimpse of parallel worlds - the ongoing sorrows of African elephant poaching and the struggles of life for elephants in zoos. Listen to it with someone you love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was a really cute story

  • By Brad&Britney on 08-24-18

This was a really cute story

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18


If you love to hear stories about keeping animals safe and doing what’s right by nature, then this story is for you! Not only was there a nice story to follow along with, but we also feel like this audiobook taught you some really important things about elephants and captivity. Elizabeth Kelly does a great job at providing the painful truth about poaching and captivity, as well as still be able to give us a great story with great characters.

Richard Rieman does a fantastic job with the narration. The voices he used for the truck driver and other minor characters were my favorite.

We got this book for free by The Audio Flow Productions LLC (feat. Joc) in exchange for a honest review.

  • Uncanny Valley

  • By: C.A. Gray
  • Narrated by: Melissa Williams
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

Rebecca Cordeaux knows exactly what her future will hold: she will marry Andy, her crush of the last five years. Once Andy is ready to settle down, she's sure he will discover that she is his soulmate. After several small parts on stage, Rebecca knows she can become a renowned actress. Her writing also shows promise as a future author. Robots perform most human jobs that can be automated, leaving many free to pursue their personal creative interests.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me, but i don’t think I’m not smart enough...

  • By Brad&Britney on 08-18-18

Not for me, but i don’t think I’m not smart enough...

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

Reviewed: 08-18-18

I got this book for free from the author. She gave us a code in exchange for an honest review.

The performance of Melissa Williams was good. Wasn’t award winning, but it was definitely Better than some I’ve heard. Her production quality was amazing—the sound was phenomenal. Her voice was clear and concise. She didn’t have a variety of character voices which was her downfall here. There were many many characters in this book and when she reads in her normal reading voice, it was hard for my ears to latch on who was speaking and when. I did like her voice for Madeline the companion bot though.

As for the content, I didn’t connect with any of the characters. I didn’t really have a sense of genuine appreciation for the main character—she was kinda just...there.

The writing style was superb, though. C.A.’s ability to create a world using her words is astounding. She really knows her science, which is evident from her book. You can tell Gray is an intelligent woman who has the power to throw a bunch of Themes and scientific knowledge in a book and create something great!

As for me, I hate science and I don’t really like science fiction novels—so this honestly wasn’t the book for me. I didn’t rate it horribly because that would be rude, but I did rate it the way I feel it deserves.

If you like science and robots and things of that nature, then you’ll love this book—honestly! Give it a try, you won’t regret it. It wasn’t my cup of tea, but I still don’t regret it!

  • Bryxx

  • Crimson Forest series, Book 1
  • By: Tarisa Marie
  • Narrated by: Britney Clause
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

From best-selling author Tarisa Marie comes Bryxx, the first book in her new Crimson Forest series. A small town in Montana hides a tragic supernatural secret. Over the span of centuries, many lives have been lost, many people have gone missing, and many others have lost their minds in the blink of an eye, all without explanation. When May returns to the farm she lived on until age 15, she quickly learns that the unfortunate events of her family’s past are not as coincidental as she always thought.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By Tar on 04-18-18

Spend all the money you have on this audiobook!

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

Britney Clause is a force to be reckoned with!! Her narration is SPOT on! She gives such deep emotion within her reading and she makes it feel like the characters are right in front of you! If this is her first audiobook, then she has a bright future ahead of her!

The story was original, for what it was. I loved the brand new supernatural species that Tarisa creates in this book (Bryxx), even though they are really similar to vampires.

A lot of elements seemed to be taken from other stories/series, but that didn’t bother me as much as I thought it would.

I think Britney’s narration is really what did it for me in this book. Amazing performance!