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  • The Tenth Nail

  • By: Kwen Griffeth
  • Narrated by: Paul J. McSorley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

Nate knelt beside the dead girl. This wasn't his first homicide, it wasn't even the first dead prostitute he'd investigated. It wasn't the first strangling death he'd been assigned to. But this one bothered him. Maybe it was her youth; she appeared to be in her early twenties. Maybe it was her looks, as death had yet to rob her of her beauty. Maybe she reminded him of his own daughter, Lizzie, who was only a few years younger. Maybe it was something else entirely.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A real nail biter

  • By Ray Johnson on 03-21-18

Truck drivers gone bad

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

This book involves the investigation of a series of murders and the sleuth work of a computer specialist in solving them. It was a very intense book and you never new what was going to happen until it did.

The writing was great and the narration superb. A truly good book.

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Gold Dragon Caper: A Damien Dickens Mystery

  • Damien Dickens Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: Phyllis Entis
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Derek Turpin is set on revenge, and no one is safe, least of all Damien and Millie. Yet, duty and friendship call, pulling the detective duo in opposite directions. While Damien is engaged in a race against time to rescue young Artie Sutherland, Millie goes to the aid of a sister-in-law she has never met. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting Story!

  • By D. Sturgeon on 08-30-18

Great drama without the extreme

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

This book was about a kidnapping that was done to force the victim to sell their property.

There was also the theft of a gold nugget from a casino that had to be solved.

The book was well written and enjoyable without being too intense. The story flowed well and the characters were believable.

The narrator was good also.

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

  • Lieutenant Henry Gallant

  • The Henry Gallant Saga, Book 2
  • By: H. Peter Alesso
  • Narrated by: Theo Copeland
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

In an era of genetic engineering, Lieutenant Henry Gallant is the only Natural (non-genetically enhanced) officer left in the fleet. In spite of his superiors' concerns that he is not up to the challenge, his unique mental abilities have proven essential to the defense of the United Planets in its fight against the Titan invaders. Gallant allies himself with Alaina Hepburn, the leader of the democratic opposition. With Alaina's help, he discovers that the ancient AI has a sinister ulterior motive and he must match his exceptional mind against the complexity of machine intelligence to escape the ultimate trap and prevent the extermination of humanity. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Series continues and is even better.

  • By cosmitron on 09-07-18

Serious interfacing

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

This book continues the adventures of Henry Gallant. He has developed in his career as a Naval Officer and has been deployed in the first FTL ship to explore a nearby star system. What they discover is that the Titans are already there and after a battle in which they are outclassed the book involves Henry and his trying to work with a group of humans to deal with them to make needed repairs. His many adventures are at times emotional and at times highly dangerous.

This book is well written and moves well. The narration is very good.

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

  • Joyride

  • By: Jack Ketchum
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Carole and her lover thought they had committed the perfect crime, murdering Carole’s abusive husband and making it look like an accident. Unfortunately there was a witness, someone far more twisted than they are, with plans for a killing spree of his own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Volvos are not a joy to ride in

  • By Spooky Mike on 09-07-18

A lot of excitement

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

This book is about a sadistic killer who terrorizes a city. It has back to back scenes and is somewhat gruesome.

The narration is great.

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

  • Midshipman Henry Gallant in Space

  • The Henry Gallant Saga, Book 1
  • By: H. Peter Alesso
  • Narrated by: Rich Miller
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

As the last star fighter in squadron 111, Midshipman Henry Gallant is on his way from Jupiter to Mars. With the United Planets' fleet on the verge of annihilation, he can expect no help as he passes through the asteroid belt and threatening aliens. In an era of genetic engineering, he is the only Natural (non-genetically enhanced) officer left in the fleet. His classmates and superior officers have all expressed their concern that he will not be up to the demands of the space service.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story but could be improved.

  • By cosmitron on 09-05-18

Great new series

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

Reviewed: 11-25-18

This book covers the development of Henry Gallant from the time he reaches his first assignment through his development as a spaceman. It is complete with the many obstacles he must overcome and his fears and shortcomings. The beginning appeared slow but the book progressed quickly and was a really fun listen.

The book was full of the action of his assignments and many moments of his dangers. It also developed his personal relationships with his shipmates and did a good job. It flowed well and was tightly written.

The narrator was very good with clear and understandable voice wit wide range for the various characters. He put feeling into the narration.

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

  • The Distance

  • By: Jeremy Robinson, Hilaree Robinson
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer, Heather Costa
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 406

The human race has turned to dust. August Morrison faces it after rising from the depths of a dark matter research facility in Arizona. His co-workers. His daughter. All of them: dust. Friends and colleagues around the world don’t answer their phones. The city of Phoenix burns. He is alone. As a world without mankind starts to crumble, August fights not just for survival, but for his very sanity. On the other side of the country, Poe McDowell watches her parents crumble into dust just moments after being shoved inside a coffin-like device that spares her from the same fate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He's done it again!

  • By Sandra on 09-02-18

Long range travel

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

Reviewed: 11-17-18

This book involved two main characters who survived an event that destroyed almost the entire human population. August is determined to travel across the US to meet Poe and undertakes the journey. The story is about all the events that happen to these two characters during the 6 months it takes to make the journey.

The female character is overwhelmed with self doubt and the male character is a couch potato who has no idea of the issues he faces in making the journey.

The story line got too involved in the inability of the characters to make hard fast decisions and their physical short comings.

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

  • But Not Forever

  • A Clint Wolf Novel (Clint Wolf Mystery Series, Book 4)
  • By: BJ Bourg
  • Narrated by: Thomas Stone
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

The day after a man’s body is found in a canal, former police chief Clint Wolf realizes he can’t stay away from law enforcement work forever. Ditching his paddle for a pistol, he rejoins the Mechant Loup Police Department, but this time as their chief investigator, and he works beside Police Chief Susan Wilson as they seek to solve the canal mystery. This first case back for Clint won’t be a walk in the park, but a blue truck and a single piece of paper might be the key to everything. Except the truck has seemingly vanished into thin air, and no one can find the piece of paper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You can't escape forever

  • By chieftwidgit on 11-13-18

You can't escape forever

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

This book involves the actions of an unfaithful wife and her lover. It is up to Clint to find out who is responsible for her husband's death and track the people responsible down. This is a never ending series of thrills and danger and shows that you can never escape full responsibility for your actions.

The book (and series) is well written and a joy to listen to. The narration is exceptional.

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

  • Backwater Pass

  • Kurt Hunter Mysteries, Book 5
  • By: Steven Becker
  • Narrated by: Paul J McSorley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

When a bridge collapses and kills six people, National Park Service Special Agent Kurt Hunter is drawn into a tangled web of political machinations. With the bridge debris scheduled to be turned into an artificial reef in the park, Kurt and Justine are in a race against time to find the party responsible. But things are not as simple as they appear, and soon powerful political figures turn the case into a power struggle to save one of the country's biggest universities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This series just keeps getting better

  • By chieftwidgit on 11-08-18

This series just keeps getting better

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

This continues the adventures of National Park Service Special Agent Kurt Hunter. The dumping of the concrete in the National Park gives Kurt the opening to investigate. He finds that short cuts were taken in the building of the bridge and that the idea for an artificial reef is simply a way to hide the fact. He finds many people who don't want the truth to be found and has to work around people in power to track down the persons responsible.

This series is outstanding and continues to entertain. The stories are well written. The narration is exceptional.

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Shadowlith

  • Umbral Blade, Volume 1
  • By: Stuart Thaman
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 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

Alistair the Fourth was a mighty general from a long-forgotten war. Four hundred years later, Alster Lightbridge is barely a shadow of his legendary namesake. Crippled and confined to his family's estate, he spends his days dreaming of something larger than himself - something worthy of his name. Encouraged by his tutor to explore the Lightbridge archive, Alster discovers a magical dagger with the power to cleave shadows from their bodies. Blade in hand, Alster finally understands his purpose, though he needs to find a four-centuries-old grave in order to fulfill it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Start to Series with a Great Narrator

  • By slozzy on 12-10-18

The story of a hero's growth

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

This story involves a young boy who as crippled by the anger of his father and who is shunned by that father while he bestows his favor on his older son. The young boy is forced to flee his home and his young friend who is an orphan goes with him.

The journey they undertake teaches the young man in many ways and helps prepare him for the future that await him and his companion. It is a well written story that is enjoyable to listen to. It flows from topic to topic and makes you want to keep listening even though the book is too long to finish in one sitting.

The narration is outstanding and the voices of the characters are well done and the narration is understandable.

This book was provided free of charge with the expectation of a fair and honest review.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 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.