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  • Flesh

  • The Complete Series
  • By: Sky Corgan
  • Narrated by: Rita Rush, Veronica Pace, Robert Coltrane, and others
  • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

Looking to explore the lifestyle for the first time? Want to experiment without having to commit to a Dominant? Then come to Flesh. Flesh is the perfect entryway to all things kink related. Come find out what the lifestyle is all about in a safe, controlled environment.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Drawn out, Weak main character, average narration

  • By Amazonia on 12-03-17

It was...ok

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

Reviewed: 11-14-17

Overall, this was a pretty good listen and follows much the same format as books in the same genre. Rich dom meets shy girl and nontraditional romance blooms. I listened all the way through and became invested in the ending. I had a couple of major problems with this audio book though.

First was our lead character Amy. She whined and threw herself a pity party way too many times to count. I wanted her to just come out and say what she thought or ask a tough question instead of shying away from it. And the way she just kept coming back for more mental manipulation like a pathetic dog was maddening. Have some self respect, girl!

The second problem was the narration. The main character's voice changed about 3/4 of the way through, which was odd. I liked the second narrator's voice better though, for what it's worth. The male lead just didn't ooze sexuality the way I would expect or like. In a book like this, you want a sexy male voice for your strong male dom character in my opinion.

I received this audio book at no charge in exchange for my honest review, and I honestly give this book a 3.5. It had good points and an enjoyable story line, but a few issues as well that kept it from being a 4 or 5 for me.

  • Roaring Blood

  • Demon-Hearted, Book 2
  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118

You'd think that life would be easy-breezy for a handsome, demonic badass like me, but you'd be wrong. The demon doesn't help me with rent, doesn't help me pick up chicks or anything fun like that. Instead, he's all about violence. So, when this super-powered necromancer shows up in town and starts emptying the city's graveyards, my buddy Gadreel thinks it's go time. Before the Veiled Order knows it, a war is about to break out between the living and the dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Demons are always fun

  • By Paul A. Luedecke on 02-23-18

Great Book 2 of the series!

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

Reviewed: 01-18-17

I so enjoyed the first book of the Demon-Hearted Series that I was very excited to see Book 2 out and jumped at the chance to give it a listen. In this story, Lucian (Luci) is the same sarcastic, but humorous character that we came to love in the first book, but he has taken a selfish and reckless turn. He compromises some missions and ticks off his friends in his quest to be the hero. Honestly, there were a few times I wanted to knock some sense into him along with the rest of his team. I loved that he redeemed himself in the fight against evil, even though he has the heart of a demon. It's a very interesting play between good and evil that I'm interested to see to the end. The narration is also incredible. James Foster just IS Lucian. I can't imagine anyone else giving voice to this unique character.

This book is action-packed, fast-paced and full of fun stuff like zombies, necromancy, holy swords, and exorcists. I received this audio book at no charge via AudioBookBoom in exchange for an honest review. I highly recommend you give this book a listen. Seriously, I enjoy this series so much I am chomping at the bit for the third installment.

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  • Z Children: Awakening, Book 1

  • By: Eli Constant, B.V. Barr
  • Narrated by: Johnny Mack
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

Humanity's advancements in medicine, meant to eliminate disease and extend life, have led to a macabre reality of childhood vaccinations gone terribly wrong. Kids have transformed, changed into ravenous beasts that are nightmarishly quick, disproportionally strong, and void of empathy. No amount of planning or preparation could have saved the human race against this unexpected attack, centralized in the heart of every human home, and the US is quickly thrown into a chaos of Z Children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprised that I loved it so much!

  • By ANGIE on 08-01-16

A different kind of zombie...

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

Reviewed: 01-18-17

This book raises the question, what if children were the cause of the zombie apocalypse? What would you do if your child was suddenly one of the undead? It was a different take on the zombie fiction genre and was quite refreshing. I enjoyed the storyline of most of the characters. It skipped around quite a bit and I felt some of the time was wasted on characters who didn't make it very far into the book. Why invest us in someone who is just going to die within a few chapters? I enjoyed the narrator's voice very much. He did a great job with all of the character voices, which helped to enhance the book overall.

I received this audio book at no charge via AudioBookBoom in exchange for my honest review, and honestly I would have been happy to pay for it. In fact, I want to download the sequel now, it was that good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Tribe

  • By: Brad Manuel
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 22 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,501
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,990
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,977

Fourteen-year-old Greg Dixon is living a nightmare. Attending boarding school outside of Boston, he is separated from his family when a pandemic strikes. His classmates and teachers are dead, rotting in a dormitory-turned-morgue steps from his room. The nights are getting colder, and his food has run out. The last message from his father is to get away from the city and to meet at his grandparents' town in remote New Hampshire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect year in the post apocalypse.

  • By Andrew Pollack on 06-18-16

So. Much. Potential.

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

Reviewed: 11-15-16

Ok, first of all, this book was a little rushed in the beginning and hard to follow. The story revolves around a family of brothers who survives a virus/disease that decimates all of humanity, leaving very few survivors. It was hard to follow their story lines in the beginning because it kept switching between them so quickly and I had a hard time remember which brother was which and who's kid that was, etc. Once you get to know the characters a bit, it's easier to remember and keep track of them. I liked that this book was similar to a zombie apocalypse, but there weren't hoards of undead to contend with. That being said, there was very little in the way of struggle to make up for it.

In a world where there are few survivors, little food, and harsh climate, you would think there would have been more difficulties. It seemed like survival was just a little too easy for our main characters. They have food, transportation, and supplies at the ready. No one broke bones, died, or came in contact with any really difficult situations other than those some of the characters told from their pasts (sorry if that ruins anything for you). The author might should have included these stories to create the action and conflict that the story is lacking. The characters were pretty well developed, but that's because this book was really character driven and, like I said, there wasn't much in the way of conflict. I also think way too much time was dedicated to Greg and Rebekah (the annoyingly genius teenager...seriously, we get that she's a genius). The book started out about all of the brothers, but oddly ended on a Greg and Rebekah note, which just didn't sit right for some reason. Also, you don't get to find out if there is a happy ending or not. I'm not sure if the author is planning a sequel, but there's room for one, so I guess we'll see...

I truly enjoyed the narration. The narrator's voice was smooth and easy to listen to, and his accents were great. My only critique is that it was hard to tell the brothers' voices apart sometimes if you weren't sure who was supposed to be speaking.

I received this book at no charge via AudioBookBoom in exchange for my honest review, so here is my recap: This book is full of potential. I believe the author could split this book into 2, add background and stories for more of the characters and detail their struggles, create a few difficult situations where there is a major conflict that isn't easily remedied, and write a follow-up third book about the colony and where it goes from here. If that were to happen, it would be a 5-star read instead of the 4 I gave it.

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  • The Cryptic Lines

  • By: Richard Storry
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

Lord Alfred Willoughby is deciding what is to become of his vast fortune after his death. Whilst his head is telling him to leave nothing at all to his wastrel son, Matthew, his heart is speaking differently. After much deliberation, in a last-ditch attempt to try and show to his son the importance of applying himself to a task and staying with it to the end, he devises a series of enigmatic puzzles cunningly concealed within the lines of a poem - the cryptic lines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great atmosphere

  • By Leslie F. on 08-29-16

Wonderful Suspense

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

Reviewed: 11-15-16

This was a cozy mystery/suspense story about a fortune up-for-grabs by two men who must solve a series of clues left by Lord Willoughby. One is his lawyer, the other is his scoundrel son. Through a series of puzzles, clues, and hints, they must discover the location of a piece of jewelry hidden within the grounds of the sprawling mansion. The story moved along at a pretty good pace, and there was plenty of suspense to keep you listening to see what happens. There was a good plot twist at the end that I didn't see coming too! I thought the narration was fantastic! His voice was just perfect for the story and he did well giving voice to all of the characters.

I received this audio book at no cost via AudioBookBoom in exchange for an honest review. My take-away is that this would be a great book to listen to on a cliche dark and stormy night, or on a long night road trip. I would read/listen to more books from this author and narrator with pleasure.

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  • Rhinehoth

  • By: Brian E. Niskala
  • Narrated by: John Pennington
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

Rhinehoth - Centuries ago, a great castle was built in the mountains of Germany's Black Forest. Its ancient guardians still thrive in its walls, forever protecting its dark secrets, holding captive an enemy that threatens their very existence. Foretold is a story of an ancient warrior that is to return to the castle to free the captive Vampire Prince. Simon Roberts was a petty thief who fled England to escape Scotland Yard after a series of unsuccessful jewelry store heists.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • anyone who loves vampires and werewolves

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 07-11-16

Riveting Gothic Fantasy Epic

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

Reviewed: 11-07-16

I can't say enough how much I enjoyed this audio book. The story revolves around Simon Roberts, an unfortunate Brit who finds himself in a German prison, Rhinehoth, for a botched robbery. I thought the story was going a certain way, but it surprised me and ended up being something completely different.

What I loved: The narration. I thought the main narrator's voice was perfect for a book in the gothic genre. I really liked that all of the characters had separate voices so it made the story easy to follow and you really got invested in the characters. The sound effects made you feel like you were actually in the story, living it. It was a nice touch. I liked that the story moved along quickly and that there was plenty of action.

What I didn't like so much: There were a few parts that felt rushed through (like all of a sudden Simon is a weapons expert after only a few days). Also, some things weren't explained (like how Simon survived a fall that should have been fatal...and no one questioned how he was standing there alive afterwards).

Even though I received this audio book at no charge in exchange for an honest review, I would have been more than happy to pay for it. If you like gothic stories, then you will love this book! There's vampires, werewolves, reincarnation, and lots of adventure! Highly recommend!

  • Floodwater

  • By: Sean Thomas Fisher
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 83

After a night of camping turns deadly for Rory and his friends, the town sheriff finds no trace of wrongdoing. No bodies. No blood. No nada. Sheriff Hooper scoffs at their story about the dead people who came out of the lake. The moss-covered ones that allegedly dragged their friends, kicking and screaming, back into the water with them. It doesn't take long for the dwindling group of survivors to uncover who is responsible for the uprising, and what follows is a tidal wave of bloodshed and horror.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly good!!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 08-11-16

Unique Zombie Story

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

Reviewed: 11-04-16

This story was a unique take on zombies. I don't want to give too much away, but this brand of zombies are found in a lake and only come out when it rains. Unfortunately for our characters, a storm of epic proportions hits their lake town and the undead come out to play.

I enjoyed the story and the characters very much. It was a steady-paced book with good character development. Lots of action, a little romance, and, of course, zombie gore. The ending was a little bit of a cliffhanger, but I'm hoping there will be another installment to finish the story (in a perfect world...). The narration was great also. I enjoyed listening to the narrator's voice as he had great voices for all of the characters.

I received this audiobook at no charge via AudioBookBoom in exchange for an honest review. I give this book a solid 4 and highly recommend it if you are a fan of zombie fiction.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Return to Hell Texas

  • By: Tim Miller
  • Narrated by: David Quimby
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Many years ago, a group of travelers took a doomed trip through Hell, Texas. Not long after their fateful journey, the town was discovered by Texas DPS Trooper Garrett Parker. Garrett was promoted to Texas Ranger as a result of his heroics. Over a decade has passed since that fateful day. Yet something terrible is happening again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not for the weak stomach. Extreme horror

  • By Mary Karowski on 06-28-16

Horrific and Twisted

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

Reviewed: 09-26-16

I am a little on the fence about this one. I don't usually shy away from blood and gore, but this book had me squeamish and wanting to fast-forward through some parts. I hadn't read or listened to the first book, Hell Texas, so I wasn't aware of what I was getting into. I have to agree with another reviewer who said that there was no payoff in the end. I kept expecting at least one of the "good guys" to make these people pay; for good to trump evil in the end, but that didn't happen. Without a redemption in the end, I feel like I was just bombarded with gratuitous sexual and violent scenes. I know this is strictly a matter of taste, so I still gave the book 3 stars because the writer clearly is talented at this genre (even if he has a sick and twisted imagination...lol). The narrator was great...no complaints there. His voice was perfect for the book and his character voices were nice. Nothing too over-the-top or unbelievable to draw away from the story.

I received this ebook at no charge via AudioBookBoom in exchange for an honest review, so my honest opinion is this: Heed the warnings. This book is very graphic and violent, so if you don't have a stomach for that, you will not enjoy this book in any way. If, however, you like that sick and twisted stuff, you will enjoy the heck out of this, as long as you aren't looking for a happy ending.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tainted Cure

  • The Rememdium Series, Book 1
  • By: Ashley Fontainne
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Roberts
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 69

Dr. Everett Berning, a leading researcher into the causes of addiction in the brain, spent 10 years of his life dedicated to one thing: finding the cure. Recruited after a strange encounter with the enigmatic Dr. Roberta Flint, director of research on Code Name: Rememdium, Dr. Berning is sent to work in a secret lab as part of the research team. Benito San Nicholas isn't ready to give up his lucrative business. When the news of a cure arrives on his doorstep from a crooked informant, Benito enlists the help of other drug lords.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The end of the world starts with a cure

  • By Ray Johnson on 03-31-18

Refreshing Take on a Zombie Apocalypse

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

Reviewed: 09-14-16

I enjoyed this refreshing take on the zombie apocalypse. You actually don't see it coming at all if you haven't read any reviews. One minute they've found a cure for drug addiction, and the next people are getting their limbs ripped off. The book quickly introduces you to the characters with short backgrounds to get you interested, then it's ripping and running with action.

I thought the narrator did a nice job considering how large of a cast of characters there were. I mean, how many small-town Arkansas accents can one person come up with? My only, only criticism is that at times she didn't leave enough of a beat between story lines. I would be listening along, getting really into a certain part, then all of a sudden was confused because I was into another character's story without realizing there was a change.

Warning: there is a major cliffhanger at the end! I think the book could have been longer and not cut off so abruptly. Just seemed like an unnatural place to leave it. If the rest of the books in the series are as short, the author maybe should have considered just making it one long book.

If you enjoy the zombie genre, you'll enjoy this book as well. Like I said, it's not the norm and the action is good. I received this audiobook at no cost via AudioBookBoom in exchange for an honest review.

  • The Dean's List

  • By: Kelly Collins
  • Narrated by: Aria Abienta
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

When does being naturally sexy become your best attribute? Twenty-five-year-old honors student, River Roberts, knew her life had to change. With only forty dollars to her name, she was hungry, tired, and out of options. While seeking advice from her best friend Jade, she found something that could provide all she was looking for. Sexy, witty, charming and motivated, she met the requirements for The Dean's List, a university society that offered alumni anything they desired. It was the perfect job for her. But it came with a cost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't want it to end!

  • By TinkerMel on 06-25-16

Loved it!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-06-16

I thought the premise of this book sounded a little cheesy, but I'm always up for a good, steamy romance so I thought I'd give it a try. Well I am so glad that I did! I got sucked up into River's world and couldn't stop listening to see what would happen next.

River is a very broke graduate student trying to make it on pitiful coffee shop tips in NYC. When she is just at the end of her rope, her best friend swoops in and gives her the opportunity to get money...lots of money...by joining the exclusive "Dean's List". Through the club, River meets the hot older Jonathan Ferris and quickly becomes smitten.

The book centers around River's growing romance with Jonathan, and her desperate attempts to balance the club, her feelings, and her studies. I don't want to give much away, but I will say that the bedroom scenes are HOT between the two of them. You may have to endure a few awkward, sexual encounters with other clients, but the scenes with River and Jonathan more than make up for it.

The only part that I found somewhat painful were the parts involving River's parents. I too am a pastor's daughter, but I was appalled at the way their characters were. I certainly wasn't treated that way and I don't know any ministers personally who treated their children with such disgust and disregard. I'm sure there are some out there, but that wasn't my experience.

On a high note, I thoroughly enjoyed the narration. Aria Abienta is an excellent narrator and she really did a great job with all of the character voices.

I received this audio book at no cost via AudioBookBoom in exchange for my honest review, and my honest opinion is if you are fan of the genre, you will love this book!