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  • A Motion for Innocence

  • And Justice for All?
  • By: Shaun Webb
  • Narrated by: Steve Blizin
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Sean West finds himself in the midst of such impropriety. Accused of sexual misconduct that he insists never happened, it triggers a series of events that forever changes his life. When a 15 year-old girl steps forward with allegations of abuse, Mr. West has confidence that the judicial system will discover the truth and make the correct decision regarding his future. A judge who berates lawyers, a defense attorney obviously frightened by the judge turns Sean's trial into a circus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Crime Was How The Case Was Handled!

  • By W.L.Weller on 06-05-16

A Sad Criminal Justice System

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

Reviewed: 05-18-16

Where does A Motion for Innocence rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's one of the best. You walk step-by-step with the accused. It's terrifying.

What other book might you compare A Motion for Innocence to and why?

Any courtroom true crime like this one is comparable. The story reminded me of something John Grisham would write.

What does Steve Blizin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He brings the story even closer because you feel like you are there in the courtroom feeling the emotion and pain.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I couldn't stop listening. The story was gripping throughout.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this book. I really enjoyed it and feel that it's a necessary listen or read. People need to realize what a shaky system of justice exists here in the USA.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Killer for the Queen

  • By: Shaun Webb
  • Narrated by: Anna Castiglioni
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

The Red Queen of Hearts meets Kurt Joseph in a tale of retribution, twisted romance, and fast-paced adventure. Kurt, channeling the Mad Hatter and finding guidance from the Red Queen of Hearts, seeks out revenge against those who contributed to the death of the Black Jack killer in Flint, Michigan. Armed with a machete, a tophat, and his son's Alice in Wonderland collection, Kurt travels the countryside getting even with those responsible; one head at a time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Follow-up yo Black Jacks

  • By LISA on 04-22-16

Great Follow-up yo Black Jacks

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

Reviewed: 04-22-16

Would you listen to A Killer for the Queen again? Why?

Yes. I've read the physical book too. I found it fun and fast=paced.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Killer for the Queen?

If I had to choose one, it would be the tower scene. I was height sick listening to it.

Which character – as performed by Anna Castiglioni – was your favorite?

Amy. Anna does a good job with the hero.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was a little teary at the end, but there are plenty of chuckles throughout.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Behind the Brick

  • By: Shaun Webb
  • Narrated by: Roy Wells
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4

There's tyranny growing in the USA, the obsolete are to be eliminated from society, and a president is drunk with power influenced by vengeance. The year is 2050 and the President of the United States, John Wisecroft, his past dictating a countries future, decides that power, corruption and elimination are the only ways to lead a nation which has become lazy, uncaring and oblivious.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and Fast!

  • By LISA on 04-02-16

Fun and Fast!

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

Reviewed: 04-02-16

If you could sum up Behind the Brick in three words, what would they be?

Don't get caught!

What other book might you compare Behind the Brick to and why?

1984.

What does Roy Wells bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Roy reads kind of like a newsman. He reminded me of Walter Cronkite. His voice really fit in well with the story.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Rachel's mom came to help her. She needed Mom's hugs.

Any additional comments?

Another terrific book by Shaun Webb

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Black Jacks

  • By: Shaun Webb
  • Narrated by: Anna Castiglioni
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Someone is committing murder in Flint, Michigan, leaving a black Jack of Spades as a calling card. Jack Beauregard, a state trooper Colonel with gubernatorial aspirations, is desperate to solve the case and secure the election. Circumstantial evidence points to a cantankerous old local, John Garrison. Amy Fraser, a beautiful and aggressive defense attorney, is hired to represent him, but Amy has demons of her own. Abused as a child, she is haunted by recurring visions and ghostly apparitions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Action-packed fun!!

  • By LISA on 11-28-15

Action-packed fun!!

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

Reviewed: 11-28-15

What made the experience of listening to Black Jacks the most enjoyable?

The narrator was so well-versed and her voice inflections were right on the money.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes. There were multiple plot lines and the writer brought them all together very well.

Have you listened to any of Anna Castiglioni’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No. But I will.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Can Amy defeat her ghosts and save the old man from death?

Any additional comments?

Very well done. I will be looking for more titles by these artists.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Lost Youth: A True Story

  • By: Shaun Webb
  • Narrated by: Steve Blizin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37

Colette Molyneaux, a cute, healthy, and happy 13-year-old, paid the ultimate price in a criminal's horrible thirst for blood. Nancy Molyneaux, Colette's mother, also suffered enormously, enduring the violent act of rape on top of losing a dear daughter.... In his search for the truth, Shaun digs into the police investigation, forensic science, and interviews with the people who were closest to Colette along with others involved in the tragic case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • well done though a sad story...

  • By inov8v on 10-06-15

Outstanding effort by writer and narrator

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

Reviewed: 11-28-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The realism was so effective it kept me absolutely riveted.

What other book might you compare Lost Youth: A True Story to and why?

It read much like Ann Rule in its descriptions and narration. It's a sad but effective story of a young girl.

What about Steve Blizin’s performance did you like?

His sound effects were great. He brought life to the story. It felt real.

If you could give Lost Youth: A True Story a new subtitle, what would it be?

A tragic family loss.

Any additional comments?

Great effort by reader and writer!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful