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  • Aizai the Forgotten

  • By: Mary-Jean Harris
  • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Seventeen-year old Wolfdon dreams of travelling to Aizai, a forgotten realm connected to our world by invisible sol-lines. He begins his search as a word-warrior in his hometown in France in the late 17th century, hunting for rare books that mention Aizai. One obscure book, by the philosopher Paulo de la Costa Santamiguero, has given him a lead to start his journey: to go to the northern coast of Spain where a portal to Aizai supposedly exists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn’t want to stop listening...

  • By Heather on 11-29-18

Didn’t want to stop listening...

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

Very good story. Great descriptions. Very good works building. The characters have depth and are relatable. The narrator and production quality were excellent.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Folded Steel: More Tales of the Weird and Woeful

  • Steel Tale Series, Volume 2
  • By: Aaron Hollingsworth
  • Narrated by: Danny Montooth
  • Length: 2 hrs and 41 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

 What secrets lie beneath the many layers of Folded Steel? What impurities remain like ink on pages to tell tales of miseries endured and hardships faced? What cruel ironies can be fashioned from crude iron torn from a scorched earth? The answers are sheathed within this horrid collection of demented fantasy! 1. The New Madrid Horror 2. Altar of Alternative 3. The Laws of Sýnkrousi 4. For the Hand of Kimbra 5. Young Goat and Wise Walrus 6. The General and the Spy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great followup to Tainted Steel

  • By Ray Johnson on 02-13-18

As good as the first...

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

Reviewed: 11-21-18

I was given this book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This is the second book in the Steel Tale Series . The first book was really good and I’m glad that I had the chance to listen to this one as well. The stories keep your attention. In fact, I wouldn’t mind if they were a little longer. The narrator and production quality are both excellent.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • King's Envoy

  • Artesans of Albia, Volume 1
  • By: Cas Peace
  • Narrated by: Rebecca McKernan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

In Albia, the fourth realm, the precious Artesan gift is dying. Although born to the craft, Taran is struggling to achieve his potential. Against his friends' advice, he embarks on a foolhardy plan to acquire the teaching he craves. Alone, he crosses into Andaryon, the fifth realm, but instead of finding a mentor, he stumbles upon a treacherous plot.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing world building.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 10-29-18

Really good fantasy

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

Reviewed: 11-17-18

I was given this audiobook at my request and am voluntarily leaving this review.

I listen to a fair amount of fantasy books so I know the genre pretty well. King’s Envoy is one of the best fantasy books I have listened to lately. Great descriptions, great action, great magic and creatures. Very well developed characters. The narrator is excellent , as was the production quality.

  • Tainted Steel

  • Tales of the Weird and Woeful
  • By: Aaron Hollingsworth, Cassandra Lee Hollingsworth
  • Narrated by: Danny Montooth
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Laid out upon these frail leaves is a banquet of delectable misfortunes and savory tragedies. Partake of these melancholy morsels of bile and brine, of wrath and regret. Sample vintages of fermented tears and distilled blood. Lick the sharp edges of cursed blades, and nibble frail hopes set on platters of tarnished silver. Strange sorrows warp the palette of perception and bring about subtle ruin and uncanny vigor. Indulge in the filling robustness of Tainted Steel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I've got tainted love for these tainted tales

  • By Ray Johnson on 02-11-18

Good set of stories

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

Reviewed: 11-17-18

I was given this audiobook at my request and I left this review voluntarily.

These stories are all unique and very interesting. Lots of plot twists. The production quality and narration was excellent as well.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Catch Me If You Can

  • By: Miss Mae
  • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel, Dave Mallow, J.W. Terry, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Are all rules broken when it comes to playing a game? Washed ashore a South Carolina beach, Lois Steinberg learns her shelter, an old plantation house, was scheduled to host a "Catch Me" game convention. When the cook is the first one found murdered, the game environment instantly morphs into a terrifying evening reminiscent of "And Then There Were None".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Catch me if you can

  • By MANI on 11-26-16

Intense from the start...

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

I was given this audiobook in exchange for a voluntary review.

This is one of the best books I have listened to lately. The action was fast and intense from the very beginning. I loved the sound effects. It made me feel as if I was in the story. It is narrated more like an audio drama than audiobook, which was fine with me. All the voice actors were excellent.

  • Lera's Sorrow: A Coming of Age Fantasy

  • Darkliete, Book 1
  • By: Gail Gernat
  • Narrated by: Chloe De Burgh
  • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Lera and her cousin have completed their long childhood and their training as healers. Sent to their grandparents back in Madean, they must negotiate the strange, new world and attain their werwinstans. Fate intervenes in the shape of handsome, young Ian, very human and very poisonous to the elven. Trying out her independence for the first time in her life, what will Lera decide? Where will she discover her loyalty to lay, with love or with duty?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Setup for 'Book 2'

  • By bluepits73 on 11-19-18

Pretty short but good

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

I was given this book in exchange for a voluntary review.

I usually listen to the bigger epic fantasy books because there is a lot of detail but this book was just as good to me. The writing was excellent, as was the narrator. Definitely want to listen to the rest of the series

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mrs. Kim: A Zombie Apocalypse Psychological Thriller

  • By: Jason Deyo
  • Narrated by: P. W. Parker
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stand in its path. Amelia Bell is thrust into every mother’s worst nightmare. She has a child who is fatally ill and no one knows of a vaccine that will cure him. Her son was one of the first infected with the virus that changed life and the world as we know it. Her son transformed into a monster with a ravenous appetite for human flesh. Believing he will become healthier if she feeds him what he craves, she enlists her alter ego.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely gripping!!

  • By Bamcarter03 on 09-21-18

Different zombie story

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

Mrs. Kim is an excellent story that kept me riveted from the beginning. While there are zombies in it, the main character is the mother of a boy who becomes infected with the disease that is turning people into zombies. The narration and audio production quality is excellent .

I was given this audiobook in exchange for a voluntary review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cookies, Corpses and the Deadly Haunt

  • Haunted House Flippers Inc.
  • By: Rachael Stapleton
  • Narrated by: Ellora Sen-Gupta
  • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

House flippers Jack and Juniper agree to lend and help prep their latest purchase - the Doctor's House, an old Victorian mansion - to act as the eerie setting for the town's Halloween bash. They're expecting to find missing floor boards and pesky bats, not the ghostly specter of the murdered doctor's wife. But when the head of the council is found stuffed in a trunk in the attic, it appears history is repeating.    

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun cozy mystery.

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-23-18

I will listen again...

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

Really enjoyable cozy-mystery. Very well written. Well written characters and dialogue. Narrator was excellent and the production quality is high. Can’t wait to listen to more from this author.

  • Stray Magic

  • By: Jackie Bouchard
  • Narrated by: Aisling Gray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Cara Snow is newly divorced, stuck working for a jerky boss at a pet boutique, and dreading her soon-to-be-empty nest with only her beloved corgi for company. Worse still, her ex just got engaged. Doesn’t she deserve some romance, too? Or, at least a date for the Fur Ball. She’s always enjoyed the annual pet rescue gala, but this year her ex will be there with his fiancée. Meanwhile, Cara hasn’t met anyone — other than the irresistible dogs at the boutique’s adoption events. Cara is shocked when her wish to fall for a man as easily as she does for those mutts summons Vincent. His velour track suit, paunchy belly, and tough-guy accent don't exactly fit her childhood image of a fairy godfather. Not exactly on top of his game, he admits to being twenty-five years late.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very practical and sweet modern fairy tale.

  • By Staci D Black on 04-13-18

An excellent book

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

I am a dog lover ( I have 3) so any cover with a dog on it will attract my attention. But this book surprised me because the story went where I didn’t expect it would. I did not expect fairy godfather involvement. The story is excellent and , for me, very relatable. The narrator is awesome and managed different voices and different dialects very well.

This voluntary review. I was given a free copy of this audiobook.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Power of Five: Reverse Harem Fantasy

  • Power of Five Series, Book 1
  • By: Alex Lidell
  • Narrated by: Victoria Mei
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349

Orphaned and sold to a harsh master, Lera's life is about mucking stalls, avoiding her master's advances, and steering clear of the mystical forest separating the mortal and fae worlds. Only fools venture into the immortal realms, and only dark rumors come out... Until four powerful fae warriors appear at Lera's barn. River, Coal, Tye, and Shade have waited a decade for their new fifth to be chosen, the wounds from their quint brother's loss still raw. But the magic has played a cruel trick, bonding the four immortal warriors to... a female. A mortal female. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More PNR fantasy than sexy-times fantasy

  • By JaxJournalist on 06-06-18

Excellent book....

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

Really good slow burn of a book. There’s drama pretty much from the start of the book. Can’t wait to listen to the second in the series.

I was given a free review copy of this audiobook and wrote this review voluntarily.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful