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  • Imperfect Memories

  • The Temporal Shift Series, Book 1
  • By: Jody Wenner
  • Narrated by: Jody Wenner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

After losing her husband and daughter in an all-too-common act of senseless terror, Nina Rogers thinks she might also be losing her mind. Is she slipping because of the tragedy, or is her memory actually failing her? Is she experiencing the same thing her mother did, or is this something different? It might be easy to figure out in a normal person, but Nina is anything but normal. She has hyperthymesia: the ability to recall every minute of every day of her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • tantalizing mystery

  • By B. Mulder on 12-10-18

tantalizing mystery

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-18

there's interesting twists that lead you on a trail of missing memory and pieces of time as you wonder if Nina could have done something really terrible or not. The disease of having a perfect memory seems to be a cursed to me and I was a bit fascinated by the thought process in this story. the ending is a bit of a tease and has my curiosity going, hopefully will get to read a sequel. no adult content.

  • Bastions of Blood

  • Kremlins, Volume 2
  • By: K.L. Conger
  • Narrated by: Cathy Burnham Martin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
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    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

After a decisive victory, Tsar Ivan falls ill, followed by his beloved wife. As the Tsarina's condition worsens, Inga glimpses the sadistic creature Ivan was before he married. As the Tsar's madness grows, he lashes out, and all of Russia feels the sting. As Inga fears the future, Taras looks to the past, searching for the elusive answers to his mother’s death. Inga and Taras cling to one another for survival. Inga finds herself at an epic crossroads, with her heart beckoning her one way and her fear tugging her in another. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read, great series!

  • By Roger & Jean Fauble on 11-26-18

heart wrenching

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-18

the terror and pain in this book is gut clenching. the description of the tzar morning gave me chills, and then when he turns down a dark path in his grief some of the things that were done made my stomach turn over. there's some tuff truths in this book but they have a major impact on the lives of the characters, so I see why the author says at the end they're necessary. do not read if you can't handle violence, and don't listen with the special effects if you can only barely handle violence. I'm still trying to find the words to describe the way this story binds you to the fate of the characters and it's been a couple of days since I have finished. the pain and fear of the lower classes echoes in the story and then the witch Hunt of the upper class guarantees the bloody history of Russia will haunt you. all this while just praying the 2 couples survive.

  • Citadels of Fire

  • Kremlins, Book 1
  • By: K.L. Conger
  • Narrated by: Cathy Burnham Martin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
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    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

In a world where danger hides in plain sight and no one aspires to more than what they were born to, Inga must find the courage to break the oppressive chains she's been bound with since birth. Even as a maid in the infamous Kremlin, life in 16th-century Russia is bleak and treacherous. That is, until Taras arrives. Convinced that his mother's death when he was a boy was no mere accident, he returned from England to discover what really happened. While there, he gains favor from the Tsar later known as Ivan the Terrible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing read

  • By Roger & Jean Fauble on 11-24-18

grand Russia

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-18

sometimes I almost forget the grand scale of the stories in a full sized book. I could picture the harsh but decadent life of the Czar palace, the horror of the burning of Moscow, and the helplessness of the servants. this story weaves an impressive tale of behind the scenes of Russian life and what people endured while telling a sweet love story. sweet yes, but I recommend an older audience as there's plenty of violence. with sound effects here and there and music between chapters I really could see this turned into a TV series. it certainly has the drama for it.

  • The Hatching

  • A Short Story
  • By: Liesel K. Hill
  • Narrated by: Andrew Thacher
  • Length: 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

What if a dragon looked into your eyes...and saw into your soul? Wenlyn dreams of seeing one of the legendary Harpy's Servants up close. As a poor village boy, he can't help but dream of the adventures the dragon-riding protectors of the realm must have. Now, one of them is coming to Tranquil village. When the Servant arrives, Wenlyn's entire world falls away, and he embarks on an adventure of his own that even his wildest dreams couldn't have conjured up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • interesting

  • By B. Mulder on 10-31-18

interesting

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Reviewed: 10-31-18

this short story really has me interested in learning more about this world. it's about how a boy becomes more than just a slave. hopefully the rest of the series lives up to this beginning. no adult content or major violence.

  • Persistence of Vision

  • Interchron, Book 1
  • By: Liesel K. Hill
  • Narrated by: Robin Wasser
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

It began with a hallucination. A time loss. A mistake. A strange man reaching out to her. All part of a tourist trap, Maggie is sure, and she's lucky it wasn't worse. Yet something about her life changed that day, and she can't put her finger on what. She forces herself to move on but can never shake the inexplicable emptiness she feels. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable read

  • By Roger & Jean Fauble on 12-03-18

dark secrets

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Reviewed: 10-31-18

this is a time travel story with some serious twists. it also has some interesting science fiction elements. the first couple of chapters are just a little confusing but after the time travel is explained it all comes together. I must say the title fits this book perfectly and I can't wait to see what happens to Maggie! no adult content, a little violence, but I would suggest 15+ as some of the explanation of how things work will get lost on younger kids.

  • Maggie

  • By: Mya O'Malley
  • Narrated by: Emily Ember
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 5

Living on the edge of a cemetery with souls dating back to the 1700s would be enough to spook anyone, but Naomi finds it oddly romantic and becomes inspired to write her next novel. Why not, when her muse, Maggie, calls to her from beyond her own window? After all, the story couldn't possibly be as complicated as Naomi's own love life. Torn between Ryan, the mysterious and seemingly perfect man she just started dating, and Bryce, the sexy single dad who recently moved in next door, Naomi must navigate the tangled web of dating - all while trying to solve the mystery of Maggie's death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • long but touching

  • By B. Mulder on 10-30-18

long but touching

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-30-18

this is about relationships good and bad and the consequences of dating the wrong person. I felt so bad for Maggie's parents. there's some twists, and I would recommend age's 15-16+ as there is an emotionally abusive relationship lightly described in a few places. only thing that really got me was the length.

  • Impersonation: Age of Expansion

  • The Ghost Squadron, Book 5
  • By: Sarah Noffke, Michael Anderle
  • Narrated by: Chris Abernathy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

Killing the bad guy just got a whole lot harder. Eddie and Julianna are perplexed when a major thief strikes a security corporation. They track down the thieves at a top-secret Federation facility. What they learn only creates more problems. They’re dealing with shapeshifters. The Saverus race was thought to be a myth. It turns out they’ve only been hiding, taking on the identity of others. Biding their time. Now they’re trying to steal a device that could tear the entire galaxy apart.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • whoa twists

  • By B. Mulder on 10-25-18

whoa twists

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-25-18

this edition to the series adds some interesting twists to some of the crew's pasts and how they're tied together and didn't know it. we also have shapeshifting snake people, ew, impersonating people so they can try to steal a dangerous device. whew this book packs a lot in and it's great!

  • Atmospheric Pressure

  • By: Aaron Frale
  • Narrated by: Mike Alger
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Olson lives in a city that has been sealed from the outside world. He's an Eleven Year and close to citizenship. His life is upended when one of the few adults who cares about him commits suicide - or so it appears at first. While investigating, Olson meets a girl named Natalie snooping around his school. He soon learns that one of her friends died under similarly mysterious circumstances. Together, they start looking for answers, and end up discovering the city's darkest secrets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Is everyone a Clone?

  • By Neesie315 on 09-17-18

makes you worry

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Reviewed: 07-26-18

it's scary how easily the events in this book could happen. the things they do to create the city and then the lies they tell to maintain the status quo are just scary. looking forward to the sequel, and seeing if things get better or worse. There is no adult content.

  • The Atopia Chronicles, Book 1

  • By: Matthew Mather
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Nick Podehl, Angela Dawe, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 686
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    4 out of 5 stars 612
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 607

In the near future, to escape the crush and clutter of a packed and polluted Earth, the world’s elite flock to Atopia, an enormous corporate-owned artificial island in the Pacific Ocean. It is there that Dr. Patricia Killiam rushes to perfect the ultimate in virtual reality: a program to save the ravaged Earth from mankind’s insatiable appetite for natural resources.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I tried and I tried...

  • By Jeri on 07-10-14

a little different

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-26-18

you have a series of events that are shown from different characters POV. at first I thought it was repeating but each person adds a little more to what is really going on till you get the whole picture. they're all getting played but if you don't see the individual pieces and the whole you don't get it. it's an interesting premise with our current desire for the latest tech. there is a couple of chapters towards the end that actually do repeat though. the ending really is a big surprise. you will not see it coming. I would recommend older teen and up considering some topics. may contain triggers for some at the very end.

  • Degeneration: Age of Expansion - A Kurtherian Gambit Series

  • The Ghost Squadron, Book 4
  • By: Sarah Noffke, Michael Anderle
  • Narrated by: Chris Abernathy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 27

Kill the bad guys. Save the Galaxy. All in a hard day’s work. Eddie might be enhanced, but Ghost Squadron must expand if they’re going to keep the Federation safe from Felix Castile, a man hell bent on nothing less than the assassination of General Lance Reynolds. To stop him, Ghost Squadron will have to do the impossible - infiltrate the enemy’s stronghold. What the team learns could change everything. No one is safe from Felix Castile, who has the means to change the Federation, and not in a good way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A cool space adventure with fun characters

  • By John on 08-23-18

better and better

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-19-18

this one really got me. action, danger, Easter eggs!, and suspense. man this book has it all and then some. I recommend reading the other books first as everything is tied together. there's violence and some cursing.