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  • Alien Prince's Mermaid: A Sci-Fi Alien Fairy Tale Romance

  • Trilyn Alien Fairy Tales, Book 2
  • By: Zara Zenia
  • Narrated by: Chase Ripley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18

There’s nothing romantic about choosing your mate with the help of technology, and there’s nothing Prince Darbnix's less interested in than using a scanner to find his true love. But he’s also tired of fighting with his older brother about them. A human plot almost tricked the eldest Trilyn prince into marrying the wrong woman, but Darbnix has other plans. He’ll go through the motions of the grand parties, to please his brother, but his heart won’t be in it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Listen!

  • By Jocelyne on 02-13-19

Good once it gets going

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

Coming into this book without having read Book 1, I was initially a little confused about who the characters were in the alien prince line, but luckily that was short lived. The author does a good job of reintroducing the characters and their importance to the story so you aren't guessing very long. Darbnix and Rose are likable and interesting. Slith, a pet lizard, is probably the most entertaining character in the book. Like many other reviewers have mentioned, the mermaid thing is confusing as there is no mermaid. It was enjoyable listen. I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

  • Wilmot’s Words: Sports Psychology Advice for School Athletes, Their Coaches and Parents

  • By: Greg Wilmot
  • Narrated by: Chirag Patel
  • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

This audiobook is a collection of articles by a sports psychologist working in Grahamstown, South Africa. It focuses on the nature of school sports and the mindsets that are needed for success, both from the athletes and from the people around them. It's about yourself as much as it is about winning or losing. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helpful!

  • By mandy on 02-13-19

Sports Psychology for Beginners

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

As someone who got a M.S in Sports Psychology, I really enjoyed this listen. It is a great introduction for those who are new to Sports Psychology. The narrator is engaging. The content is clear. I believe this book is a great addition and a reminder for parents and coaches. These are the principles to build on with your students. It's also a good reminder of those principles for athletes themselves. I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

  • Make Money Online

  • Twelve Proven Methods to Earn Passive Income and Work from Anywhere in the World
  • By: Max Lane
  • Narrated by: Eddie Leonard Jr.
  • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

In this audiobook, you'll find 12 proven methods to make money online. Ones that are working right now and will continue to work in the future. Each one is explained in simple, easy-to-understand language and is possible to do from anywhere in the world (provided you have a Wi-Fi connection). 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This is a good place to get ideas for income

  • By TU on 02-14-19

A fantastic first look into making money online

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

If you have ever been interested in ways to make money online, this is a great first step. It is clear, concise, and laid out in basic steps that are easy to follow. The narrator tends to be monotone but that doesn't detract from the content delivery. The content is delivered quickly and since it is an audiobook, you can relisten at any time. I knew some of these methods and others were brand new to me. What is it they say? Learn something new everyday? This book will help you do just that. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Employee Millionaire

  • How to Use Your Day Job to Become a Millionaire with Rental Properties
  • By: H. J. Chammas
  • Narrated by: Jason Damron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

From identifying and closing deals, getting approved for loans, renting out properties, dealing with tenants, and capitalizing on opportunities, this audiobook will challenge how you've always looked at life, finances, investments, and real estate. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Useful Information

  • By BookLover on 01-10-19

An easy entrance into rental properties

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

My husband and I listened to this together. He has always been interested in having rental properties but most of the material out there is...inconclusive. Most of the information out there is people's opinions, not a step by step process. This audiobook is what we had been looking for. I've always liked books that come from the author's personal perspective and tell it how it really is. This book is a no-nonsense guide to getting it right the first time. Take the trial and error and immense risk out by reading/listening to this book first. The audiobook also comes with a great pdf that helps you put the ideas into practice. I received this book in return for my honest review. As we get closer to investing in a property ourselves I know we will come back to this book again at each step.

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  • The Hybrid Author Mindset

  • The Totally Honest, No BS, Myth-Busting, Realistic, Non-Politically Correct Guide to Succeeding at Publishing Traditionally and Independently
  • By: Vincent Zandri
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

From New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon overall number-one best-selling thriller and Shamus Award-winning author Vincent Zandri comes a quick, to-the-point listen about making it as a full-time hybrid author. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must for New Authors!

  • By Shannon G on 11-19-18

Every aspiring author should listen to this

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

I've penned a book. I have 2 more in the works and thought hmmm, what in the world is the hybrid author mindset? Thank goodness I listened to this book! The author does a great job of making sure you understand the differences between traditional publishing and what he refers to as hybrid publishing. Instant gratification vs. long term reward. I love that the author used his own experiences to pave the way. Publishing is a cut-throat business. One day you are in and the next day people have forgotten about you. The author does a great job of explaining and giving examples of how to make sure that doesn't happen to you. Every aspiring author should listen to this and know that they have options in how they publish, With today's technology the sky is the limit and hybrid authors are becoming more and more common. I'm going to be a hybrid author after listening to this book. I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

  • You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

  • A Memoir
  • By: Felicia Day
  • Narrated by: Felicia Day, Joss Whedon - foreword
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,277
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,825
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,795

In the tradition of #Girlboss and Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, a funny, quirky, and inspiring memoir from online entertainment mogul, actress, and "queen of the geeks" Felicia Day about her unusual upbringing, her rise to Internet stardom, and embracing her individuality to find success in Hollywood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't dismiss this one out of hand!

  • By John S. on 09-09-15

A must listen

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

This is hands down one of the best titles I've listened to all year. It is going to be one of the titles I'm constantly recommending to people. I loved getting a behind the curtain look at Felicia Day's life. She's fascinating in so many more ways than I initially thought. She's funny and sharp and utterly self-deprecating. I'm pretty sure people who saw me laughing hysterically at the airport thought I'd lost my mind. Not only is this book smart and funny, it tells a tale of hard work paying off and the struggle with how to fit into this crazy world is constant. Oh, and the author reads it which is a total win in my book. It's always better to hear someone read their own auto-biographical book. Get this book. That is all.

  • Hi Bob!

  • By: Bob Newhart
  • Narrated by: Will Ferrell, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,822
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,919
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,827

In Hi Bob!, American icon Bob Newhart gets together one-on-one with a handpicked cohort of luminaries in the world of entertainment, whom he happens to be friends with. Bob gets deep with each performer about their aspirations, their careers, how they got started, and how they grew to be where they are today. They make TV shows, movies, or albums, but they all like telling stories.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really well edited, funny, sincere

  • By RCC on 09-24-18

One of my favorite listens of the year

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

This was one of my favorite listens of the year, hands down. Prior to this I knew of Bob Newhart as his character on The Big Bang Theory, that was all. I had no idea he was this incredibly warm comedian who had won so many awards. I have always been a fan of multiple narrators but this is mostly conversations between Bob and his friends, who also happen to be comedians. There are parts that are laugh out loud funny and others that have you contemplating the meaning of life. All in all I love the format, the content, and the narration. It really feels as if you are in someone's living room listening to Bob talk to friends of his.

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  • Girl, Wash Your Face

  • Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
  • By: Rachel Hollis
  • Narrated by: Rachel Hollis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,094
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,893
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,720

As the founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis developed an immense online community by sharing tips for better living while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own life. Now, in this challenging and inspiring new book, Rachel exposes the 20 lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • More for women who are mothers

  • By MeredithNCSU girl on 04-07-18

The best pep talk for women

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

I listened to this book a chapter or two at a time, each morning until I finished it today. I love her voice and I love when nonfiction authors narrate their own books. I think it lends a lot of authenticity to the listen. This book is an in your face pep talk for women. I'm sure men could get a lot out of it as well, but realistically it was written for women. There are religious overtones and that works well for some people. I can still enjoy it, even with the God piece. It is clearly important to her and she is speaking her truth. She is funny and many of the personal anecdotes made me laugh out loud. I would listen to this on the way to work in the mornings and get strange looks from people on the highway who caught me laughing hysterically about something Rachel said. This is a dream big, chase your dreams, motherhood is great in all it's forms, have some balance in your life book- and it was great. I look forward to her next book.

  • Spinning Silver

  • By: Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by: Lisa Flanagan
  • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,592
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,439
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,426

Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father's inability to collect his debts has left his family on the edge of poverty - until Miryem takes matters into her own hands. Hardening her heart, the young woman sets out to claim what is owed and soon gains a reputation for being able to turn silver into gold. When an ill-advised boast draws the attention of the king of the Staryk - grim fey creatures who seem more ice than flesh - Miryem's fate, and that of two kingdoms, will be forever altered. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favorite authors. Only 1 small complaint

  • By R. W. Olsen on 11-30-18

Naomi does it again

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

I loved this book. I loved it so much. I both read and listened to it. In my head the accent is much less pronounced, so switching from the voices in my head to the narrators voice was a little jarring. That's entirely on me, not on the narrator. The narration is fantastic. The story is 5 stars. The author does a great job of making characters completely believable and yet they have actual depth. I either love or hate fairytale retellings. This one I love. I look forward to coming back to it again and again.

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  • A Court of Frost and Starlight

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Amanda Leigh Cobb
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,966
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,961

Months after the explosive events in A Court of Wings and Ruin, Feyre, Rhys, and their companions are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can't keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated - scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bring Jennifer Ikeda back

  • By Lori on 05-03-18

Another knockout for SJ Mass

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

For many authors this is a full length book, for Sarah J Mass this is more of a novella. Oftentimes in a series you get to the end and go "I wonder what happens next?". A Court of Frost and Starlight is the what happens next. It is what happens when the war is over and you have to rebuild your life from what you thought you would never get to have. It is sweet, steamy, heartfelt, and has a strong story of redemption. It is another knockout for Sarah J Mass. I can't wait to see where the story goes from here.