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  • Becoming Charlie

  • Part One
  • By: Kristie Haigwood
  • Narrated by: Melissa Moran
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 40

My name is Charlie, and I'm invisible. Well, not literally, but until one of the most popular guys at Eden High saved my life, nobody even knew I existed. Sean Reese gave me more than my life back that night. He gave me friendship. And maybe, just maybe, I can save him, too. Will he still be my friend when he finds out my secret?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First Romances make Lifetime Memories

  • By Lynnz on 06-14-18

One of the best coming of age stories I’ve read!

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

Reviewed: 12-16-18

Becoming Charlie: Part One

By: Kristie Haigwood
Narrated by: Melissa Moran

Becoming Charlie is one of the best coming of age stories I’ve read! A young introvert discovers herself through the eyes of a popular jock, Sean, who is anything but the typical jock type. Her discovery brings joy and healing to her family, making this an excellent “feel good” book. I recommend this book for readers of all ages; my 13 year old loved it. The best part is, it is completely rated G and I wasn’t worried about her listening along with me. I listened to the audio version and Melissa Moran did a great job! I look forward to Part Two. I rate Becoming Charlie with 5 huge stars. Keep up the good writing Kristie Haigwood!

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  • Leah's Song

  • Mountain Creek Drive Series, Book 2
  • By: Daphne James Huff
  • Narrated by: Kaye Anderson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Between her soccer superstar big sister and musical prodigy best friend, Leah Cooper has never been in the spotlight. And she's fine with that. So why would she ever try out for choir? Oh right, the incredibly hot new neighbor Josh, who she might like more than she secretly loves boy bands. The only problem is, her best friend Lilly likes him, too. They promise each other they'll both stay away, but Josh doesn't seem to want to stay away from Leah...  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it!

  • By Natalia Martinez on 01-07-19

Leah’s Song is a great story for all ages!

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

Reviewed: 12-16-18

Leah's Song
Mountain Creek Drive Series, Book 2

By: Daphne James Huff
Narrated by: Kaye Anderson

Leah’s Song is the story of a sweet and shy young lady that finds her voice. As the middle child, she is the younger sibling of the family’s sport star, who seems to soak up attention like a sponge; which makes it easy for Leah to blend into the background. This is fine with Leah, she is happy to spend her free time building babysitting career she and her best friend Lilly started years ago. Until they get a new neighbor, who becomes the one and only thing to ever threaten their relationship.

Leah’s Song is a great story for all ages and you can feel comfortable letting your preteen read this book. I am definitely a little older than a preteen but I still enjoyed it, as did my young teen daughter. I appreciate any books we can listen to together in the car. I listened to the audio version and felt the narrator did an excellent job. All around, I rate Leah’s Song with 4 stars.

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  • Better as a Memory

  • Begin Again, Book 2
  • By: Dawn Brower
  • Narrated by: Juliana Solo
  • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

An undercover operative, Cain Dempsey leaves the woman he loves in order to protect her. A case he's working on takes a turn for the worst leaving him no choice but to return to her for aide. Belle is the one person he can trust, even if she has every right to be angry with him. Taking an impromptu vacation at her family's lake house, Belle is surprised to find Cain at the back door. He's injured, surly, and every bit as gorgeous as she remembers. Lucky for him she's a doctor and doesn't hold a grudge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting, thrilling with pain and sorrow

  • By Cyn on 01-17-19

Romance, action and suspense in a quick read

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

Reviewed: 12-16-18

Better as a Memory
Begin Again, Book 2

By: Dawn Brower
Narrated by: Juliana Solo

Belle meets the perfect man, only he makes it clear that he sees her as a one night stand. She moves on until their paths cross again; what a coincidence! Or is it more than coincidental?

Better as a Memory combines romance, action and suspense for an intriguing quick and smooth read. I recommend this for anyone who loves any genre. Brower has given readers another great read; quite easily a 4 star book! Also, I listened to the audio version and Frangione gave a great performance.

  • Maggie's Run

  • Outback Brides, Book 1
  • By: Kelly Hunter
  • Narrated by: Amy Soakes
  • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Maggie Walker has never called Wirra Station home. Orphaned as a child, she spent more time at boarding school and then working in the city than she ever spent on the edge of the outback. But when her great aunt dies, Maggie inherits everything and reluctantly returns to tidy the place up before selling.  Ambitious cowboy-next-door Max O’Connor has the means and the desire to buy Wirra Station outright and return it to its former glory. But first, he wants elusive Maggie Walker to know what she’s giving up. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I truly loved this story!

  • By Julie D on 02-28-19

An intriguing and fun read

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

Reviewed: 12-16-18

Maggie's Run Outback Brides, Book 1
By: Kelly Hunter
Narrated by: Amy Soakes

As the last member of her family, Maggie has to return to her hometown to handle her family estate after her great aunt dies. She has no intention of staying at her family’s farm, Wirra Station, which carries nothing but bad memories for her. She plans to liquidate the entire farm when her childhood friend and neighbor make her a very enticing offer.

This is a romance with a unique situation, making it an intriguing and fun read. The narrator, Amy Soakes, performs beautifully; she makes a great story better. I look forward to hearing more of her performances and more about Maggie and Max. I give this book and huge 4 stars.

  • Follow the Money

  • A Tale of Tales
  • By: David Fuentes
  • Narrated by: Matthew Kerslake
  • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

Follow the Money is a collection of novellas that follows the lives of different bank notes on their respective journeys, as they pass from one person to the next through London and New York. In a twist of fate, both of these bank notes transform in the second installment of each story. It sends them on a completely new journey into the unknown.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Story!

  • By The Drewster on 05-01-19

The narrator did an excellent job with the story

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

Follow the Money: A Tale of Tales
By: David Fuentes Narrated by: Matthew Kerslake

This is written from the point of view of a bill, or note. We are quite literally following the money while reading this book. The writing is smooth and easy to follow. The stories are definitely all unique. I thought this story was a fun and quick listen.
I listened to the audio edition of this book and felt the narrator did an excellent job with the story.
However, I feel I need to let potential readers know this book is not meant to be listened to by non-adults. There are certain elements in the journey that are NOT considered to be “family friendly” and language that may be considered offensive is used quite frequently throughout the book.
Having said that, I still thought t to be entertaining; with all the feels included. One minute I felt empathy towards a character, only to follow with laughing at the next character. It was quite the roller coaster of emotions. Overall, I rate it with 4 stars.

  • The Cold Trail

  • The Sean Kruger Series, Volume 4
  • By: J.C. Fields
  • Narrated by: Paul J McSorley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 40

With the help of his friend, JR Diminski, retired FBI profiler Sean Kruger rescues a female graduate student after she is kidnapped from the university campus where he teaches. He finds the abduction too familiar. From 1999 through 2002 six female college students vanished, without a trace, from four different college campuses across the country. As the lead FBI investigator on those now cold cases, his failure to find the women and the person responsible still haunts him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Russian connection

  • By Ivy Moore on 08-27-18

This Series keeps getting better!

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

I was pretty positive volume 3 was the end of the Sean Kruger Series, but I am thrilled to see Kruger hasn’t lost his amazing detective talents. This is volume 4 of a series but it can be a read-alone as well; readers are giving a small back story when needed to keep the flow of the story going. The kidnapper/murderer has managed to slip through Sean’s hands and I am glad the families finally got the much needed closure they needed after all these years. (This isn’t a spoiler; it’s more about the twists in the plot, than this)
The Cold Trail is as good, if not better, than the earlier volumes of the series and, as always J.C.Fields does not disappoint! This is an easy 4 Star book.
I listened to the audio edition and McSorley did a great job narrating!

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  • Narcissism: How to Understand, Deal with, and Heal from Narcissism in Your Life

  • Learn How a Narcissist Thinks, How to Treat and Cope with a Narcissist and How to Repair and Heal Your Self-Esteem
  • By: Geoffrey Loren
  • Narrated by: Leigh Adams
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

This incredible audiobook will provide you with must-see information and give you powerful and real results that will help you to understand who exactly a narcissist is, how to cope with them in your everyday life, and how to heal and restore yourself and your self-esteem after dealing with a narcissist. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very practical book!

  • By The Drewster on 09-14-18

Short but extremely informative

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

Narcissism: How to Understand, Deal with, and Heal from Narcissism in Your Life
By: Geoffrey Loren Narrated by: Leigh Adams

This book is short but extremely informative. The author explains narcissism in easy to understand ways. He is straight to the point with analogies everyone will understand. After 5 years of college, it is with complete confidence that I say, I have never learn so much in an hour as I have with this book. I appreciate the author’s language not using too much scientific terminology that is the norm in this genre. I consider Narcissism: How to Understand, Deal with, and Heal from Narcissism in Your Life is a huge 4 star book.

  • The Sean Kruger Series Complete Boxed Set

  • By: J. C. Fields
  • Narrated by: Paul J. McSorley
  • Length: 28 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

This is the box set of the Sean Kruger series, books 1 through 3: The Fugitive's Trail; The Assassin's Trail; and The Imposter's Trail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Sean Kruger

  • By jey cee on 02-27-18

I literally had to listen to all three at the once

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

The Sean Kruger Series Complete Boxed Set
By: J. C. Fields Narrated by: Paul J. McSorley

I loved this series; it’s full of mystery and suspense. I literally had to listen to all three at the once, I just couldn’t stop! Sean Kruger goes from an awesome agent to the best just doing what he does best. The writing is an obvious show of talent; characters are well developed and the past and circumstances of each character is well explained. The back stories of each victim clearly understood, allowing readers to feel completely for each person without having any questions interrupt the flow of the story. The Sean Kruger Series is an easy and smooth read/listen, making it a huge 4 star book to me.

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  • Reunited (The Zion Series)

  • By: Brittany Nicole Lewis
  • Narrated by: Rick Barr
  • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Just as Katie's life is settling into a new normal after leaving Zion and the birth of her son, she is given news that will forever alter her reality. Meanwhile, the moment that Michael has so desperately wished for, but never thought would come, has finally arrived. He must make the hardest decision of his life, and if he doesn't choose correctly, he could lose everything, forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me guessing until the final paragraph.....

  • By Katie on 01-04-19

a very unique and inventive

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

Reunited (The Zion Series)
By: Brittany Nicole Lewis Narrated by: Rick Barr

After Michael learns of his heritage, he struggles with his conscience. After blindly following the Zion rules all of his life, the loss of his family has him questioning everything his known to be right. How will he resolve this? In a very unique and inventive way that only Michael could come up with. I recommend this to all readers; young and old. This is a family friendly read that the whole family can enjoy together. It supports Christian values without preaching, which I find a relief. Reunited is another 4 star book from Brittany Nicole Lewis. I listened to the audio version of this book and Rick Barr’s narration is as awesome as always.

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  • Twisted - Where Hope Grows (Book 3) Coming of Age Romance

  • By: Third Cousins, Danica Reid
  • Narrated by: Samuel Deeter
  • Length: 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Jason has lost everything. He finally has the college to himself. There isn't anybody from his past to ruin the character he’s created for himself anymore. It’s just him. The funeral is only a few days away. He blames himself. He can hardly see through the darkness of the guilt he’s feeling. Then there’s Lisa. Lisa is the light in the darkness. Lisa is the way back to the daylight. Lisa is the girl that he’s always been looking for, and he can't believe it’s taken him so long to realize that.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book 3

  • By JEYCEE on 08-23-18

Readers will experience all the feels.

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

Twisted - Where Hope Grows (Book 3) Coming of Age Romance
By: Third Cousins, Danica Reid Narrated by: Samuel Deeter

As Jason tries to come to terms with Sophie’s death, he struggles to understand why. We are taken on his heartfelt journey of his grief and his attempt to continue on through life without Sophie. Readers will experience all the emotions with his story. I recommend this to all readers; however, I suggest you start with book one in order to fully understand Jason’s journey. Twisted - Where Hope Grows (Book 3) Coming of Age Romance is another four star book from Danica Reid and Third Cousins.
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