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  • "Please...Don't Kill Me"

  • The True Story of the Milo Murder
  • By: William C. Dear, Carlton Stowers
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Dean Milo was a phenomenally successful businessman. Along the way, he established a lengthy list of enemies. His fast-track ride to the top came to a violent halt on August 11, 1980, when Milo was found dead in his luxurious Ohio home, shot twice in the head. A blank telegram form lay nearby.  This is the gripping story of the remarkable collaboration between Texas private eye, Bill Dear, and the police detectives of Akron, Ohio, that led to the convictions of the people responsible for the death. It is also a tale of the human weakness, desperation, and overwhelming greed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best true crime stories

  • By Rhonda on 04-25-18

Ture crime

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

Always enjoy a good true crime book and this was no exception. Nice narration. Enjoyed the investigation process and how it laid out.

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  • The Culling

  • The Culling Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Ramona Finn
  • Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Glade Io is a trained killer. Marked at a young age as an individual with violent tendencies, she was taken from her family and groomed to be a Datapoint—a biotech-enabled analyst who carries out the Culling. She is designed to identify and destroy any potential humans that threaten the colonies: those marked as lawbreakers, unproductive or sick. But when she’s kidnapped by rogue colonists known as the Ferrymen, everything Glade thinks she knows about the colonies, and The Authority that runs them, collapses into doubt.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Much better than I thought!!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 05-12-18

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

Wasn't sure if I was going to like this one but it held up! Good narration great characters. Story pulled me through from beginning to end.

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  • The Healing Energy of Reiki

  • A Beginner's Book for a Better Understanding
  • By: Lewis Haas
  • Narrated by: Pam Rossi
  • Length: 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Would you like to feel physically and emotionally energized? Would you like to create vibrant health for yourself and others? The solution is simple and natural - Reiki. After listening to The Healing Energy of Reiki: A Beginner's Book for a Better Understanding you will know what Reiki is and how to unlock its power. The healing art of Reiki is an incredible way to create a life full of health, happiness, and abundance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good overview of a controversial therapy.

  • By cosmitron on 04-23-18

A good start

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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: 05-31-18

Nice overview and beginning jump into reiki. Definitely a nice place for beginners to dip in to.

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  • Blurred Lines

  • Cops and Docs, Book 1
  • By: KD Williamson
  • Narrated by: Sarah Grant
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232

Kelli MacCabe is a no-nonsense detective with a tough exterior. Only a select few know her as a loyal, loving friend. Committed to her family, her friends, and her job, Kelli puts her needs behind everyone else's. As a surgeon, Nora Whitmore is used to being in control. The hospital is her life and leaves room for little else. Respected by her colleagues, but misunderstood by the residents, Nora takes what she needs and keeps everyone at arm's length. In the process, she creates unexpected enemies. Tragedy brings them together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW! I really like this audiobook!

  • By Sondra A., Cobb on 04-11-18

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 05-07-18

I really enjoyed this book. Great characters and witty dialog. Nicely paced from beginning to end. Next one please!

  • The Chosen One

  • By: T. B. Markinson
  • Narrated by: Lori Prince
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

Girls are a risk college freshman Ainsley Carmichael can't take. Her powerful political family sees her as the Chosen One who will someday be president. Upholding a carefully crafted veneer is second nature until the first day of class when Maya's mysterious gray eyes hold her in thrall. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, awesome performance!

  • By Monique Mehring on 05-29-18

Pretty good

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

Reviewed: 05-07-18

Nice romance. Felt a bit slow at times but definitely picked up near the end. Decent plot. Overall pretty good lesbian romance.

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  • Joel Rifkin: The Horrifying & True Story of Joel the Ripper

  • The Serial Killer Books, Book 4
  • By: Jack Rosewood, Rebecca Lo
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17

Joel Rifkin trolled the streets on Manhattan and Long Island under the cover of night searching for a way to ease the intense urges he couldn’t deny. Prostitutes were his targets, and although he allowed some to live, there were many who were much less fortunate. Of all the serial killer audiobooks out there, this one delves into the controversy surrounding the death penalty and discusses whether monsters like Rifkin should be executed or allowed to live their days out in prison. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • bookgirl

  • By Cindy on 04-24-18

Maybe a title change

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

Book was really less about Joel Rifkin and more about serial killers as a whole. Joel's part was over quickly and went into others. Still interesting but I don't know if I would classify it as a specific Joel Rifkin book.

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  • The Mountain Between Us

  • By: Marian Snowe
  • Narrated by: Erin B. Lillis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Tess Monroe is starting a new chapter in her life - or, at least, she hopes she is. After quitting her tedious, dead-end job, Tess has some time on her hands before her new career starts, and she's determined to make the most of it. As a congratulations gift from her family, Tess receives a week's retreat: a guided hike up to an exclusive yoga resort in the mountains. She's certain this will be her chance for a fresh start, but the trip begins on a bad note when an unexpected storm turns the leisurely hike into a dangerous ordeal.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Stop falling down mountains

  • By Jess on 05-01-18

Stop falling down mountains

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

It was alright. Sweet romance but felt a bit contrived and I found the dialog grating. Didn't feel as polished as other stories.

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  • The Great Book of Texas: The Crazy History of Texas with Amazing Random Facts & Trivia

  • A Trivia Nerds Guide to the History of the United States 1
  • By: Bill O'Neill
  • Narrated by: Derek Newman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 27 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

Are you looking to learn more about Texas? Sure, you’ve heard about the Alamo and JFK’s assassination in history class, but there’s so much about the Lone Star State that even natives don’t know about. In this trivia audiobook, you’ll journey through Texas’s history, pop culture, sports, folklore, and so much more!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Texas size trivia fun.

  • By cosmitron on 04-12-18

Enjoyed

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

Reviewed: 04-30-18

Always love these trivia books and this one was no exception. Fun facts and random trivia that will keep you entertained from beginning to end. Good narration as always.

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  • Money Blues to Blue Money

  • Alchemy for Creating Everlasting Wealth
  • By: Dr. Ming Chee
  • Narrated by: C. J. McAllister
  • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Do you have money, but never have enough? Do you want to be able to tap into an abundant world where you never have to worry about money again? Money Blues to Blue Money is not your typical self-help, how-to, step-by-step workbook listening. This is a story that revolves around the author's own personal experience from struggling financially to financial independence and how she discovered the equation of money. She shares her practices for tuning into an everlasting connection with money.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Different take on money

  • By Jess on 04-30-18

Different take on money

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

Reviewed: 04-30-18

Interesting concepts and while I am a firm believer in law of attraction I did find some things a little out there but overall I got what was being put out there and found it interesting and some good advice.

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  • Random Acts

  • By: Franklin Horton
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 175

Teenager Amanda Castle was like a lot of people, posting pictures of her everyday life to a variety of social media sites. Not everyone who viewed her pictures was there to share in her experiences. One was there to steal her profile pictures. A terrorist in Frankfurt was desperate to please his leadership. He planned the perfect attack, one in which vulnerable people would be invited through social media to participate in a flash mob. There, the unwitting participants, thinking they were taking part in a random act of kindness, would find themselves engaged in a random act of terror.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Riviting Book

  • By Lia on 04-14-18

Good!

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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: 04-23-18

I was on the fence for about half the book. It seemed convoluted and scattered. Felt like too much trying to be crammed into a book but it pulled through and was captivating till the end. Enjoyed the narration. Definitely recommend.

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