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  • Seismic Crimes

  • Disaster Crimes, Book 2
  • By: Chrys Fey
  • Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

An Internal Affairs investigator was murdered and his brother, Donovan Goldwyn, was framed. Now Donovan is desperate to prove his innocence. And the one person who can do that is the woman who saved him from a deadly hurricane - Beth Kennedy. It’s her love for him that pushes her to do whatever she has to do to help him get justice, including putting herself in a criminal’s crosshairs. When a tip reveals the killer's location, they travel to California, but then an earthquake of catastrophic proportions separates them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this series!

  • By Roger & Jean Fauble on 10-11-18

More crime

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

This book was about a brother trying to find his brother's killer. The issue is that his brother was a cop and the killer was also a cop. He manages to drag his girlfriend along with him and get both into trouble. Throw in an earthquake and it compounds the trouble they have to deal with.

The book was well written and the narration was good.

This book was provided free of charge with the expectation of an honest review.

  • War Dog

  • Boneyard Dog, Book 1
  • By: Andrew Beery
  • Narrated by: Dave Cruse
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Did you ever wake up wondering where you were…and perhaps equally important, how you got there? Yeah, me too. The only the thing is, it usually happens when I've been drinking…and I'd been dry for the better part of two years. I'm Commodore Jeremy David Riker…my friends call me JD or just plain “Dog.” I have the dubious honor of running a starship boneyard in the middle of nowhere. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable sci-fi military story

  • By chieftwidgit on 10-02-18

Enjoyable sci-fi military story

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

This book was a bit different in that it was military battle, alien cultural interface and soul searching.

A man and woman from Earth find themselves abducted and cloned to assist and alien culture fight a war with an unknown enemy. They choose these people since they believed they would have a better ability being more generalized than the races that each had a specialized role in their society.

The action was good and the situations were complex. The interpersonal relationships were also interesting. A fun listen and very enjoyable. I look forward to the sequel.

The narration was outstanding. The characters were distinct and the voice range remarkable.

This book was provided free of charge with expectation of an honest review.

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  • Viral

  • By: Piers Platt
  • Narrated by: Natalie Duke
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

On a remote planet, an autonomous scout makes first contact with extraterrestrial life. Without warning, the alien attacks, ripping the drone to shreds. Humanity is at war. Back on Earth, Sam is just another jobless graduate, drifting aimlessly while she lives off of the government's monthly stipend. When war breaks out, she sees a way out of her life of boredom: she signs up to be a "deathstreamer", a new breed of mercenary chasing fame and fortune by streaming combat footage from the front lines. If she can go viral, wealth and celebrity are within Sam's grasp. But she'll need to survive long enough to enjoy it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By chieftwidgit on 09-21-18

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

This is a well crafted book about a streaming correspondent who goes to war. It is a different approach on how to report on war and was an interesting listen.

The narrator was good and fully understandable.

This book was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

  • Tapper

  • A Novel
  • By: S.A. Combs
  • Narrated by: Rand Doerning
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Tapper - a projecting empath - is the product of a corrupted government. Nurtured from birth and ruthlessly trained, Tapper learns the art of manipulation and persuasion - becoming an elite operative with a gift of immense power. He’s the government’s prized spy until he does the unthinkable. Horrified by his actions, branded as a monster, he goes into self-exile on Mitta-4 - a colony planet on the fringe of the known universe - to settle down and lose himself in a new life. There, he finds danger comes in many guises.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refreshing story

  • By Robert on 08-07-18

A different kind of story

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

This book was alternating chapters of Tapper dictating his life story as he remembered his growing up. It bounced between his past and his near present.

He was a person who could project empathic feelings to others. He was the pawn of a world government and after he tired of this work he tries to escape. He finds that this is not as easy as he might like and must overcome many obstacles in his path to finding peace within himself.

The book was really good and presented in a many that was very enjoyable. The narration was outstanding and very understandable and projected feeling and excitement.

I was given this book free of charge in expectation of an honest review.

  • House of Cards: Dead Men Tell No Tales

  • Detective Louis Martelli, NYPD, Mystery/Thriller Series, Book 2
  • By: Theodore Jerome Cohen
  • Narrated by: Gregg Rizzo
  • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

The head of one of the largest investment banking and securities firms in the United States has been assassinated in Times Square in the middle of New York City’s annual celebration of Halloween, the Festival of the Dead. Louis Martelli, NYPD, is one of the first detectives on the scene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great mix of fact and fiction

  • By Rabid Reader on 07-26-18

Local cop thwarts FBI

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

This book is about a New York detective who has to find a murder suspect but has to do so while the FBI does not share information with him because they are more interested in the bank fraud which is funding terrorist.

The book has a good plot and the suspense and mystery is not solved until the end and it is not easy to figure out what is happening next.

The narrator was was very good and easy to understand.

The book makes you want to continue with the series because you develop a relationship with the characters.

This book was provided free of charge with the expectation of an honest review.

  • Backwater Key

  • Kurt Hunter Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: Steven Becker
  • Narrated by: Paul J McSorley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

Congress can’t pass a budget, and Biscayne National Park is paying the price. With Special Agent Kurt Hunter out of work, two rivals gangs start a turf war in the park. But when a body is found hanging from the railing of the iconic Boca Chita Lighthouse, Kurt refuses to sit back and fish while the gangs take over his park.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it!

  • By Jan M on 07-02-18

Adventures galore in the park

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

This book starts with the actions of a drug ring and the the main character (Kurt) is forced to get involved to exposed an FBI double agent. The gang's arms traffic is being used by the double agent to smuggle drugs within the same shipment.

Kurt is also in the process of teaching his daughter to dive in the islands off Miami after he gains custody. He also becomes involved with a local lab tech and trying to begin life over again after his divorce.

The excitement is full bore and the scenes described are very believable. The narrator does a very good job of portraying the various characters in an understandable manner and they show great emotion.

I was provided this book free of charge with the expectation of an honest review.

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  • Ghost Country

  • Catalyst, Book 3
  • By: JK Franks
  • Narrated by: Steven Varnum
  • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 42

Two years ago, a super solar storm triggered a CME pulse that crippled the country and destroyed the electrical grid. What remains of the country’s leaders are hiding a secret: something that threatens not just the US but the entire world. The Gulf Coast town of Harris Springs, Mississippi has suffered from gang attacks, famine, hurricanes, and has battled a crusading army of religious zealots. Now, they face their greatest challenge: outsmarting a tyrannical president and escaping an approaching pandemic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An awesome end to an awesome series !

  • By D.P. on 09-22-18

Very exciting with a surprise twist of plot.

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

This is the final book in the series with Scott and his associates trying to survive the world that has been changed not only by the CME but with the complete failure of the government and society as a whole.

Scott is faced with a decision that he must make and learn things that will completely change his life. Many more people will die and many people will become infected by the virus and force the small group to engage in a frantic struggle to survive.

The narrator was fantastic. Concise and clear voice with wide range of characters portrayed with great clarity.

This book was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

  • Assassin 13: A Time Travel Thriller Set in a Dystopian Future and 1927 Prohibition Hollywood

  • By: Tom Reppert
  • Narrated by: Patricia Santomasso
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

In the dystopian 22nd century, Lauren Ramirez is an Assassin 13, the best at her profession. Betrayed by her employer, the president of the United States, on an off-planet op, she escapes when her spacecraft hurtles through time and crash-lands in 1927 Prohibition Hollywood, with its silent film stars and bootlegging gangsters. She finds herself an alien in an alien land. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • High Tech Assassin in Prohibition America

  • By Kingsley on 09-18-18

A truely fasinating story

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

This is the story of a young girl who has been so scarred by the trauma of her youth that she becomes the worlds most dangerous assassin. She ends up being the personal assassin of the president of America and is sent to kill the vice president.

Upon making her escape from an attempt to remove her she and an AI are sent back into the past where she has to attempt to save some people she has grown close to.

The action of the story is fantastic with the story line holding your attention through the entire book. The narration is really great with a wide range of voices and emotion throughout.

This book was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

  • Hurricane Crimes

  • Disaster Crimes, Book 1
  • By: Chrys Fey
  • Narrated by: Craig Long
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

After her car breaks down, Beth Kennedy is forced to stay in Florida, the target of Hurricane Sabrina. She stocks up supplies, boards up windows, and hunkers down to wait out the storm, but her plan unravels when she witnesses a car accident. Risking her life, she braves the winds to save the driver. Just when she believes they are safe, she finds out the man she saved could possibly be more dangerous than the severe weather. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Romance Short Story With Some Suspense Added

  • By Brian on 04-19-18

Good story even if too short

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

This is the story of a woman who rescues a man from a wreck only to discover his is fleeing from the police. She listens to his story and finds that he is being pursued by the police who have just killed his brother and they set about finding the evidence they need to prove he did not do it and to bring the guilty parties to justice.

This book was provided free in expectation of an honest review.

  • The Tree of Penance

  • Society Lost, Volume Three
  • By: Steven Bird
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Join former sheriff Jessie Townsend as his journey takes him across a nation that is a mere shell of its former self after suffering numerous devastating blows from an orchestrated collapse and the attacks that followed. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hatfields vs. McCoys!

  • By RJ on 09-13-18

Outstanding and exciting story

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

This is the third book in the Society Lost Series. It involves a man called Jesse who finds himself in deep trouble as he travels to find his sister after the collapse. He is shot and rescued and then ends up having to help not only his rescuer but the friends of the rescuer from two groups of people who prey upon those who are not as cruel and evil as they are.

The action is at times exciting and at time heart breaking as the good guys don't always come out on top and the group must adjust and struggle to stay alive and try to right the situation.

The narration is exceptional with a wide range of voices and emotions though the entire story.

This was the first writing of this author but look forward to many more of his offerings.

This book was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review

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