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Victoria Haugen

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  • The Bookminder

  • By: M. K. Wiseman
  • Narrated by: Bernard Faricy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Sired by magick and violence, 16-year-old Liara is found guilty of witchcraft and banished from her tiny village by the very priest who raised, then betrayed her. However, a mysterious mage steps forward to assume custody of her: Nagarath, the Wizard of Parentino, whose secret spellwork has long protected both Liara and Dvigrad from the ravages of war. Despite Liara’s best hopes, Nagarath refuses to apprentice her to his craft but tasks her instead with the restoration of his neglected library. Liara gleans what magickal knowledge she can on the sly....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • REALLY COOL EPIC FANTASY

  • By Victoria Haugen on 12-16-18

REALLY COOL EPIC FANTASY

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

Reviewed: 12-16-18

I'm excited for this series, especially after listening to the first book in the series, The Bookminder. Great stuff!

Totally entertaining, I was engrossed in it the whole way through -- thought both writing and narration were really great.

I'll definitely be interested in listening to more in the series, definitely worth a listen :)

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  • Making the Cut

  • By: Ian Thomas Healy
  • Narrated by: Summer Jo Swaine
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Making the Cut is the flagship show on the FoodieTV network, giving recent high school graduates a chance to win a scholarship to a prestigious culinary school. Midori is from San Francisco, and grew up in a family that owns a restaurant. All she ever wanted to do was cook, but in Japanese culture, women are relegated to hostess and management roles. Nicole is from Denver, the child of a broken home who's been forced to grow up way too soon. She's been poor her entire life, and that prize package is impossibly valuable to her. These two girls become friends despite their cultural differences, and together with six more challengers, will be competing in front of the cameras.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • who doesn't like food

  • By KD on 11-03-18

REALLY ENTERTAINING

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

Reviewed: 12-16-18

What a fun book/story!
Great idea, loved the story and narration, it all made for an entertaining 8+ hours :)

If you enjoy cooking, food, and crazy times, this will be a treat!
I thought it was a blast!

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  • Shadow Sight

  • Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective Series
  • By: E. J. Stevens
  • Narrated by: Traci Odom
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 200

Welcome to Harborsmouth, where monsters walk the streets unseen by humans...except those with second sight, like Ivy Granger. Ivy Granger's second sight is finally giving her life purpose. Ivy and her best friend Jinx may not be raking in the dough, but their psychic detective agency pays the bills - most of the time. Their only worry is the boredom of a slow day and the occasional crazy client - until a demon walks through their door. Demons are never a good sign.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A solid start.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 12-03-14

Love Ivy Granger!

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

Reviewed: 12-16-18

This is definitely a fun series to listen to.
This is my second in the series, but it sure won't be the last! Fun, entertaining, and quirky in all the right ways.

Really enjoyed both writing and narration, I was fully entertained, great listen :)

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  • Mayfly

  • By: Jeff Sweat
  • Narrated by: Kasi Hollowell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Jemma has spent her life scavenging tools and supplies in her tribe's small enclave outside what used to be a big city. Now she’s a teen and old enough to become a Mama. Making babies is how her people survive - in Jemma’s world, life ends at age 17. Survival has eclipsed love ever since the Parents died of a mysterious plague. But Jemma’s connection to a boy named Apple is stronger than her duty as a Mama.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Handmaid's Tale meets The Hunger Games

  • By Anonymous User on 08-21-18

FASCINATING YOUNG ADULT ADVENTURE!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-16-18

Very well-written and well-narrated story for both young and old alike.

Fascinating story, great characters, really great story, loved the listen!
I was entertained throughout, thought this was really well done and would recommend it to others :)

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  • Nick

  • Brothers in Blue Series, Book 1
  • By: Simone Carter
  • Narrated by: Lissa Blackwell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Darcy Campbell was a laid-off Chicago music teacher who took a job playing at a piano bar out of desperation. A bad day turned disastrous when she was the only witness to a mass murder. She watched in horror as her boss, his son, and other employees were gunned down. The police promised to protect her identity if she testified against the monsters who had committed the massacre. But her name was discovered, and threats immediately fired in her direction. Detective Nick Baker promised to protect her, and when things got hot, he hid her away in his cabin in the backwoods of Wisconsin.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Boy Sexy Short

  • By sheryl beauchemin on 10-03-18

FUN LISTEN!

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

Reviewed: 12-16-18

Great story with a lot of steam rolled in for good measure!
Who could resist a hunky protector?
Very cool story, great narration, I thought it was short but definitely sweet.

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  • Hattie

  • Cowboys and Debutantes, Book 4
  • By: Vivi Holt, Cowboys and Debutantes
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

When Hattie Stout boards the train bound for the western frontier, she doesn't think things can get any worse. Her father lost his fortune and made her a pariah in New York society. Then, the man she was engaged to marry backed out of the arrangement to marry his cousin. When her parents decide there is nothing left to do but send her west as a Mail Order Bride, she thinks she's hit rock bottom. She's wrong!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hattie and Ed

  • By LeMiliere on 10-11-18

AWESOME!

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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: 12-16-18

This is a really great western romance story, beautifully written by Vivi Holt and beautifully narrated by Meghan Kelly. A great duo!

I thought the story was awesome, and really flowed well, and I was very engrossed in the characters and the story, not only because of the writing, but also because of Meghan's awesome narration.

I love Hattie, she's a spunky gal and I love to listen to her do her thing. Fun listen!! Great story :)

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  • Ravagers

  • By: C. A. Gleason
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16

Searching for missing soldiers on a distant planet, Captain Nev and his squad are suddenly at war with fierce beasts. As they desperately fight for survival against this cunning, brutal, and relentless enemy, the devastating secrets determining their mission are revealed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy creature feature read!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 09-24-18

ENTERTAINING MILITARY/ALIEN STORY

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

Reviewed: 12-16-18

Great action/sci-fi story!
I really enjoyed the listen - short but packed with good characters, action and conflict. See what happens when we try to take over an alien planet, and they don't cave easily!
Well written, and also enjoyed the narration, great story!

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  • Groovin'

  • Horses, Hopes, and Slippery Slopes (The Hippie Adventurer Series, Volume 1)
  • By: Rich Israel
  • Narrated by: J. R. Moorland
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 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

In this delightful coming-of-age memoir, Rich Israel takes off on a journey of self-discovery during the late 1960s. Renouncing societal norms, he hitchhikes across the country, works at a circus, and rides a horse hundreds of miles through the Rocky Mountain wilderness - all the while, the draft and Vietnam War are nipping at his heels. Join Rich and his canine companion, Charlie, as they encounter one colorful character after another, from a loudmouthed carnival boss to an ax-loving dishwasher to a sultry flower child, whose bewitching powers lead to lust, longing, and heartbreak.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Average Flashback

  • By Cycletrash56 on 09-09-18

WHOA

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

Reviewed: 12-16-18

Fun, light, entertaining funny, and oh so trippy, this story about the adventures of a free spirit will surely entertain.

Very interesting and really enjoyed the listen :)
I would definitely read/listen to more from both author and narrator.

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  • The Sleepysaurus

  • A Read Aloud Bedtime Story for Kids Who Love Stories & Dinosaurs - For Helping Children Fall to Sleep (Bedtime Stories for Kids, Book 1)
  • By: Jennifer Carter
  • Narrated by: Rod Johnson
  • Length: 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Does your child struggle to fall asleep easily? Then this story about a dinosaur who struggles to fall asleep might be just the thing they need to help them fall asleep themselves. It's a relaxing story about a dinosaur who wants to fall asleep but can't until he's had a bedtime story. He visits each of his dinosaur friends, asking them to read him a bedtime story - until finally, he finds one who will read him a story.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best book ever!

  • By Vanessa on 11-28-18

WONDERFUL :)

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-15-18

Loved it! Even the dog fell asleep lol!

Lovely story, great option for getting the little ones to bed.
Very nicely done, I definitely recommend it :)

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  • Learn Beginner Spanish Bundle: The Ultimate Spanish for Beginners Bundle: Lessons 1 to 30

  • From the Original Learning Spanish like Crazy Level 1
  • By: Patrick Jackson
  • Narrated by: Paul Rodriguez, Juan Noble, Jessica Ramos-Collins
  • Length: 20 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Take your Spanish to the next level. Learning Spanish like Crazy will empower you to step on the gas and peel rubber, taking you from beginner level - or even absolute beginner level - all the way to Latin American conversational Spanish.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What I really like about this audiobook

  • By Drew R. on 11-16-18

VERY HELPFUL!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-18

I took 3 years of Spanish in high school and did very well, but now that I'm 50 it's completely gone from my mind LOL.
This is a great course, and great value.
Very helpful and informative, I now feel much more confident speaking conversational Spanish.

I found it easy to listen to and understand, and really got a benefit from listening :)

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