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The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent audiobook cover art

Absolutely Hilarious!

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

Reviewed: 06-22-17

I laughed throughout the entire story. The storyline was fresh and the narrator kept me fully engaged. This is the type of narration I like best. You can feel the energy.
I really enjoyed how the author took a dull industry and injected adrenaline straight into the heart of it. It got a little right-wing in one paragraph but still a great story and fun concept. Would love to see a full book containing a collection of shorts with these characters.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Fool Me Once audiobook cover art

DISAPPOINTING

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-25-17

Her sister is in a life or death situation but she stops to shop for clothes and get her hair done.
Is this seriously what the author thinks of girls?
Tally, a secondary character, seems more like the type of personality a strong female protagonist should be based on but sadly, this book focused more on what Celina is wearing than saving her sister from slavery. As a female, I was rather offended. This was a truly disappointing story.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Perilous Waif audiobook cover art

Fantastic Narration!

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

Reviewed: 05-06-17

Mare Trevathan performance was absolutely phenomenal. She gave personality to each character, beyond the writing. Her range for creating distinct voices for each of the characters was one of the best I have experienced. Trevathan is on par with Dale. There was a time when I had to review the book information because I thought I must be listening to a cast performance rather than a single narrator! Truly a phenomenal performance!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Forging Divinity audiobook cover art

Long-Winded

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-21-17

The writing is incredibly long-winded. One paragraph of substance moving the plot along is unfortunately followed by three paragraphs of explanation and backstory. Three chapters in and it feels like the story has not moved at all. The author made this world overly complicated. Every action the characters preform requires lengthy, unappealing sidebar. The story quickly became exhausting. Perhaps the author should have started with a prequel novel to this story. There is certainly enough side explanation being squeezed into this story to warrant one. Although it wouldn't be very interesting. The plot of this story is drowning in overly complex, long-winded explanations.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency audiobook cover art

I really wanted to like it

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

Reviewed: 04-05-17

I am a Douglass Adams fan but I just could not get on board with this book. I am hoping that the reading being abridged is the source of the problem. It felt like large chunks of information was missing from the story that made it hard to follow. Certainly one of the reasons for the story being hard to follow was the lack of pauses between paragraphs. Before you can fully digest what was just said, you find yourself three sentences into another character's business in a different scene all together. Another few sentences before you realize that the scene has changed and Adams has you somewhere else entirely. Despite constantly rewinding there were several instances when Adams would completely lose me by jumping from point A to point K without any explanation. This I have to believe is the doing of the abridged story. Audible does not seem to carry the unabridged version of this book which is unfortunate. If like me this is your first time going through this story I would strongly recommend that you hold out for the unabridged version.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The Rise of Renegade X audiobook cover art

A fun adventure for mature YA audience

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

Reviewed: 02-12-17

I would caution parents that this is not a story for children. There is a heavy focus on sex talk amongst 16 year olds and a teen threatening rape. While the subject matter may be uncomfortable, it is, unfortunately, true to life. Some of the scenes can be used as a segue into an open dialog about sexualality.

Heartless audiobook cover art

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 11-14-16

Marissa Meyer has created another masterpiece. An enthralling story of how the Queen of Hearts came to be her notorious self. Off with his head!

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm a Supervillain audiobook cover art

Phenomenal!

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

Reviewed: 10-21-16

I adored this book! From start to finish it was a fun ride. The storyline was fresh and the plot and characters were well developed. The narration was done perfectly and really helped bring the story to life.
Five stars all around!

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Strong Female Lead

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

Reviewed: 10-15-16

I love a book with a strong female lead, adventure, action, a bit of magic, and minimal romance. This book delivered.

The author did good work with the storyline. I am looking forward to the continuation of the story.

I did not care for the narration. The narrator sounded extremely stiff, almost robotic. Oddly, the only time the narrator did not sounded robotic was when she was voicing the male characters. Her narration distracted from the story.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Can't wait for the next one!

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

Reviewed: 09-25-16

As always, Vikas Adam was wonderful! His ability to bring the drama of Heartstriker's story to life is masterful.

This installment of the Heartstriker series was a bit more melodramatic (read whiny) than the other books. I suppose it was necessary to drive home Julian's personality but it became tiresome after a while. The ending did make me salivate for the next book in the series. I am certainly looking forward to the fourth Heartstriker book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful