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  • Anticipating Temptation

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

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
  • Anticipating Temptation

  • By Kindle Customer on 11-15-18

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 142
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 126

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 383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 338

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 2,454
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,019
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,012

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!

  • Chasing Ghosts

  • By: Glenn Rolfe
  • Narrated by: Dave Hall
  • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

Luke Howard and his mom move to Naples, and Luke’s eager to make new friends. When Jason and Davey invite him out to the abandoned Cobb place for a game they call “chasing ghosts”, he’s ready and willing. However, the boys will come to discover that some vacant houses are better left to die alone. Meanwhile, a punk band set to play in a rented cabin out of town feel eyes upon them. Somebody’s watching but not their usual audience. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty Decent Short Story

  • By Brad&Britney on 07-26-18

Pretty Decent Short Story

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

Reviewed: 07-26-18

Wasn’t the best. I was super confused as to why there were so many characters to keep up with in such a short story. The abundant characters took me away from the actual scary story. This definitely wasn’t as horrifying as I wanted it to be—it wasn’t even campy. It was just an average spooky story that didn’t deliver on the spooks. I don’t really agree with the random placements of curse words and derogatory terms. I don’t mind cursing and I understand that teens speak like that, but I just think it was overdone. I also feel like the author was explaining a story, not showing it to me. In terms of narration. I enjoyed the narration. Dave Hall read the story nicely; however, he didn’t command my attention as much as I hoped. I think I would check out more Glenn Rolfe stories, but I won’t be making it a priority, if that makes sense.

  • The Handmaid's Tale: Special Edition

  • By: Margaret Atwood, Valerie Martin - essay
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes, full cast, Margaret Atwood
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,645
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,739
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,672

After a violent coup in the United States overthrows the Constitution and ushers in a new government regime, the Republic of Gilead imposes subservient roles on all women. Offred, now a Handmaid tasked with the singular role of procreation in the childless household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost everything, even her own name.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT

  • By ambER on 04-20-17

Enjoyed the book, now I can watch the TV show

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

This book was really good!! I wanted to listen to the audiobook before watching the tv show—I’m so glad I did because I feel like I have more of a sense as to what creative decisions the tv showrunner made in comparison to how Marg Atwood initially saw her story play out.

I found this book to start off slightly boring, but then it gradually moved to a place where I was learning why, how, when, and what society turned this generation of individuals into. A patriarchy that takes over and forces women to feel and be less than—the horror of this dystopian novel was truly remarkable and mesmerizingly scary. The details the Marg Atwood places into each piece of the book makes sense and each has its only
Place in the history of the world that was built in the book.

I love how this book was controversial and still is—calling it an antifeminist book, a feminist book, a anti-religious book, etc. however, all the story really does is call out the violation of basic him rights—just so happens that the violated are women. It’s a commentary on how women are viewed, have been viewed, and will be viewed unless we clean up this toxic waste nonsense that is the government.

Such a great book! The narration was
Delightful and meaningful