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  • Enhancer

  • The Enhancer Series, Book 1
  • By: Wyatt Kane
  • Narrated by: Chris Graves
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 299

Ty is just a normal guy trying to do his best. He’s single, stuck in a dead-end job with the most hateful boss in the universe, and struggling under a mountain of debt. When he witnesses an impossible battle between two superpowered people, every instinct he has tells him to run. Instead, he becomes the owner of a device that can change his life in ways he can barely imagine. All he has to do is survive for long enough to learn how to use it. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enhancer Stats

  • By kevin on 09-22-18

Great start to a new series!

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

My heart went out to Ty, our erstwhile super-hero. He had a loathsome job with a loathsome boss so when good things happened to him, I cheered! He was the most unlikely of likely superheroes though.

I loved the world building and seriously enjoyed the story. Which is why the ending...made no sense!!! No spoilers and I see how the ending set up for book two, but seriously!! After all they went through, Ty and the other superhero Tempest, are not prepared for a rescue? I mean, the bad guy radioed someone and said "Come and get me." Ugh.

The narrator was seriously good! Fantasy books have more challenges than straight drama's (IMO) and the narration for this book made the characters jump off the pages!

I wasn't crazy about the ending but I am seriously ready for book two!

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  • Land of the Living

  • By: James Pinard
  • Narrated by: Johnny Mack
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Land of the Living is an adventure series that follows James Creed, a man in his 50s who lost his family and the woman he loves, when he discovers the ability to travel through time using his mind. He wakes up one morning to discover he is back in his 20-year-old body in the year 1985, and gets a second chance to save them, only to find out he is the last hope to save the future of mankind....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story you will read over, and over, and over ...

  • By Ray Johnson on 03-03-18

That ending, though!!

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

I failed to notice that this was the first book in a series. I loved the concept and jumped right into this listen. I loved every single minute and was completely shocked when it ended. I wasn't ready!!!

This listen is hard to describe. It's time-travel, but with a lot of back and forth and the "hero" (I use that word in parenthesis because you are never quite sure) has no idea what's going on. It was deliciously disconcerting.

I really liked the narrator but felt he did not deliver on the JFK voice. It was a total swing and a miss. All others were out the park.

The ending, though complete, will leave you wanting for the next book. Thank goodness it's live and ready to download.

  • Leslie's Curl & Dye

  • By: DL White
  • Narrated by: Sharell Palmer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Leslie Baker, owner of Potter Lake's original hometown beauty shop, the Curl & Dye, has a muscular, handsome, six-foot-four-inch problem. Her college sweetheart, former basketball superstar Kade "KC" Cavanaugh, is back in Potter Lake following his NBA retirement, and the  shop he's opened, a slick and shiny coed salon, directly competes with Curl & Dye. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!!!

  • By Dee on 10-15-18

Loved it!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

Growing up in a small town makes me partial to stories with a small town backstory. That also means, I won't tolerate a bad one. This listen was good! In all it's small-town majesty, I loved it.

This is a great romantic story and we all know there is an HEA on the horizon. What I loved and enjoyed most about this story was how real the characters were. I felt like I knew them!! That could also be because the narration was impressive, as well.

This story could have easily gone to "sappytown" but the author penned and the narrator performed, a fantastic, multi-faceted exploration into the "what if's" and "why not's" that encompasses a good love struggle. There were quite a few characters in the supporting cast that also gave this story its richness. I really did enjoy Potter Lake, in all its glory.

  • Tools of the Trade

  • By: Philip B. Persinger
  • Narrated by: Daniel McColly
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

A heart-warming tale of alpha males facing a precipitous slide - for beta or for worse. Woody Steele is one of the richest men on the planet. Sadly one of his greatest assets has been recently downsized - sorry Casanova. Ivan Greenbriar, his fellow billionaire nemesis and creep extraordinaire, turns every activity into a pissing contest even when he’s alone. Sargent Scanlon, a hero cop solely on the merits of getting shot in the nuts, doesn’t know what fear is until he must match wits with his odious 14-year-old stepdaughter - she’s a crime against humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such delicious bad behavior

  • By Dee on 10-15-18

Such delicious bad behavior

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

This book is a satirical look at the "1 percenters" and while it is very definitely men behaving badly, the women get in the best licks. Ruthless!!!!!!

I loved this author so much! He had a habit of turning a phrase with such mixed metaphors that I found myself smiling all the time. For instance: "Third century Greco-Roman kiddie porn", or "Surrounded by the detritus of an aphrodisiac mind field." (I know, right!!!!) It was great.

The story itself flips from POV to POV and you need to pay attention but man, is it worth it!!

I loved the narration as well. McColly was challenged on all fronts but he delivered.

This listen is not for everyone but if you like a "how the mighty falls" listen, you will love this.

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  • Debt Collector: Hard to Kill

  • A Jack Winchester Thriller, Book 4
  • By: Jon Mills
  • Narrated by: Adam Gold
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Jack Winchester is a drifter - a ghost to those who pursue him and a danger to those who confront him. Once a notorious hitman for a New Jersey crime family, Jack is now a fugitive trying to right his wrongs. Wanted by the FBI and hunted by one of the Sicilian Mafia's top assassins, he travels to New Orleans to reconnect with an old flame. But things aren't what they seem. Not only must he cross paths with a ruthless drug lord just as Hurricane Danielle makes landfall, but he's about to discover that he may be the only one that can save his ex and daughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What would u expect from someone named Winchester?

  • By shelley on 07-19-18

Better and Darker

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

I am a total fan of this series!! This book raises the bar but it does get a little dark. Most of the characters in this listen are COMPLETELY unlikeable. Even the FBI skews creepy.

Jack is back as the total badass that he is but he does get some comeuppance in this listen.

Adam Gold is Jack Winchester and his narration is next-level!! Love this series!!

  • Dream On

  • Dale Conley Action Thrillers Series, Book 2
  • By: Erik Carter
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Special agent Dale Conley is going out of his mind. He wants to catch this murderer so bad it hurts - because he’s never seen such gruesome crime scenes.... As a serial killer continues his vicious slayings, Dale scrambles to uncover the connection between the victims. Dale discovers that the deaths are related to a controversial theory, one so astonishing that it threatens to undermine the foundations of society. If Dale is going to stop the bloodshed, he’ll have to confront not only a ruthless enemy but also explosive ideas that could tear the world apart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbing but good

  • By Dee on 10-15-18

Disturbing but good

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

This Conley book two is an exercise in storytelling. Who else can combine a story that involves atheists, deception, religious history, Latin, and a serial killer? It was quite simply, brilliant.

I absolutely love Dale Conley. He's everything you want in a man, not just a male lead character. He's brilliant and flawed with a killer sense of humor. This particular mystery nearly did him in though.

The narration is stellar!! This book is non-stop action and the narrator helps to keep the excitement level high. His portrayal of Dale is one of the reasons why I enjoy this series so much.

If you haven't listened to book one, don't worry; this book is a great standalone.

  • Sweet Sacrifices

  • By: Gloria Davidson Marlow
  • Narrated by: Bob Johnson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

With few clues to go on and a newborn baby in tow, Kendall James sets out on a journey to find her wayward husband. What she finds when she arrives at his family’s estate, however, is a lifetime of secrets that shatter her illusions, put her life in danger, and offer her a love she never expected. When Luke Templeton agrees to marry Kendall and claim his brother’s child as his own, he has no intention of falling in love. Of course, he doesn’t bargain on his uncontrollable attraction to Kendall or his inability to remain indifferent to her tiny son.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Who's Your Daddy?

  • By April H. on 08-23-18

Excellent listen!

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

This book started out one way and then morphed into a seriously good mystery. So many layers; so much deception. It was delicious.

The narrator was awesome as well. Men don't always deliver believable females but that was not an issue with this listen.

In fact, the only problem I had with this listen is when the story referred to a stroller as a "pram." That was a bit of a headscratcher but it absolutely did not deter from the story.

  • Mirrors

  • Curse of Lanval, Book 1
  • By: Rebekah Dodson
  • Narrated by: Matthew DeWolf
  • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

You probably won't like my story. Heck, I'm not sure if I even like it myself. Between getting burned at the stake and being drowned, almost twice, it's quite a lot to swallow. I'm not sure where it all went wrong. Everything was going fine my freshman year of college as a history major. I had a full-time job as a paramedic and any girl I wanted was mine. When tragedy struck our family, I found myself in France with my sister, Jules. And she just had to touch that mirror. She had to get us transported to the middle ages. 1155 A.D., to be exact. What. The. Hell. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting start to a longer story

  • By Margaret on 10-18-18

More please!

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

Just as I was settling into this story, it ended. More. Please.

I am loving Gil and Julia and the France of yore that they found themselves in. The groundwork for a great adventure with some seriously likable main characters has begun. Next!!!!!

The narrator was excellent. He captured Gil's nonchalance and youthfulness so well that as a parent of a teen, it made me cringe. It was great!!

I can't wait for the next book in the series.

  • Mystery Loves Company

  • John Pickett Mysteries, Volume 7
  • By: Sheri Cobb South
  • Narrated by: Joel L Froomkin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 53

Returning to London after his honeymoon (For Deader or Worse), Bow Street Runner John Pickett soon discovers wedded bliss is not without its pitfalls, as he finds it galling to be financially dependent on Julia, his aristocratic bride. When he is summoned to the home of Lady Washbourn, Pickett finds he has something in common with the young countess: like himself, Lady Washbourn has married above her station and now finds herself adrift in a world to which she does not truly belong. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marriage can Mean Murder

  • By Avid Audio Listener on 08-19-18

Another excellent listen!

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

I absolutely cannot get enough of John Pickett! He's settling into married life in this listen and the growing pains have begun. The aristocratic life is an acquired taste and as John muddles through, another murder needs his deft hand (and head.)

This was a simple mystery but therein lies the genius. No spoilers though.

The narration continues to blow my mind. The variety of characters just burst to life!

I haven't check yet but I hope there is a book eight.

  • The Companion

  • Sundaes for Breakfast Romance Series, Book 3
  • By: Chelsea Hale
  • Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 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

Mandy Jones goes at life alone. At least since her grandma passed away a decade ago. Wishing she could have fulfilled her grandma’s dream to travel more, she runs a successful business being a tour guide and companion for senior citizens who want to see the world. Her world revolves around connecting to her grandma’s generation. Derek Thompson took over as CEO when his grandfather passed away. Trying desperately to prove himself to the world, he works long hours, dedicated to the legacy his grandfather left behind. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I adored this listen! Such a great story!

  • By Lilly Bell on 10-18-18

My favorite in the series!

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

I've listened to all of the books so far in this series and I must say, this is my fave!! Yes, there were some angsty moments (you know, the 'oh he/she really doesn't like me' variety) but even with that, this was a great story.

The narrations was off-the-charts good. Glemboski usually delivers a really good listen but she went above and beyond with this one. I felt like I knew these people!

It's October but I still consider this the perfect beach read.

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