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  • Omega Saved and Claimed

  • By: Lance Briggs
  • Narrated by: Maxwell Palmer
  • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 106

Ryker is poised to become Prime Alpha of the Staynton Valley Pack, taking over from his father. But Ryker's sexuality concerned his pack. Because he preferred mating with men his pack questioned whether he could take a female mate and perpetuate his line. Ryker thought this was ridiculous and didn't feel the need to procreate just to satisfy some old tradition. After an argument with his father about this issue, he takes off to clear his head and finds himself at a shifter bar where he finds something, or rather someone, a rare male Omega.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • cute story

  • By Coy Epley on 10-24-17

Just Okay

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

This was a decent story, but the narration was monotonous and the ending was abrupt.

  • Godless

  • How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists
  • By: Dan Barker, Richard Dawkins - foreword
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Dan Barker
  • Length: 19 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 449

Part 1 of Godless, "Rejecting God", tells the story of how I moved from devout preacher to atheist and beyond. Part 2, "Why I Am an Atheist", presents my philosophical reasons for unbelief. Part 3, "What's Wrong with Christianity", critiques the bible (its reliability as well as its morality) and the historical evidence for Jesus. Part 4, "Life Is Good!", comes back to my personal story, taking a case to the United States Supreme Court, dealing with personal trauma, and experiencing the excitement of Adventures in Atheism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's Never Too Late To Embrace Reason

  • By B. Bobberstein on 03-02-16

good writing, irritating narration

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

Reviewed: 03-23-16

I enjoyed the book's content but it sounded like the author was sucking in a lozenge...the mouth noises were nearly intolerable.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Language of Hoofbeats

  • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd, Laural Merlington
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 937
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 851
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 850

New to a small town, Jackie and Paula envision a quiet life for their kids: a young adopted son and two teenage foster children, including the troubled Star. However, they quickly butt heads with their neighbor, Clementine, who disapproves of their lifestyle and is incensed when Star befriends her spirited horse, Comet. Haunted by past tragedy and unable to properly care for Comet, Clem nevertheless resents the bond Star soon shares with the horse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple yet captivating story

  • By Chicago & Indiana Scientist/Gardener/Hiker on 05-22-15

Well written story, narration falls short

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

Reviewed: 05-08-15

The story itself is enjoyable, touching, and well paced. The narrators do an okay job with the adult voices, but the children's voices are difficult to listen to. The youngest child's voice is monotone and always shouting. The voice of the 13 year old boy sounds more like a middle aged man. A better narrator would have made this book a 5.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Horses Never Lie, 2nd Edition

  • The Heart of Passive Leadership
  • By: Mark Rashid
  • Narrated by: Dan Lawson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233

A revolutionary approach to the techniques of working with horses, by a renowned instructor. In Horses Never Lie, renowned horse trainer Mark Rashid challenges the conventional wisdom of "alpha leadership" and teaches the listener to become a "passive leader" - a counterpart to the kind of horse other members of a herd choose to associate with and to follow. Applying Rashid’s principles and techniques helps cultivate horse personalities that are responsive and dependable regardless of the rider.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Robotic reading

  • By Julie Lynn on 05-08-15

Good book, awful narration

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

Reviewed: 12-19-14

The book itself is interesting and I might have liked the story even more if it wasn't for the narration that fell flat. Over pronunciation and delivering jokes as if they were dry facts made this book painful to listen to.

  • Truth

  • By: Sherri Hayes
  • Narrated by: Susanna Burney, Benjamin Ellis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

For the last two months, Brianna has discovered something she never thought she would again. Hope. After the horror of being Ian's slave for ten months, a fate she never imagined she'd escape, it feels as if she is living a dream. She has freedom she hadn't expected to have again, and she wakes up every morning not fearing what the day will bring. There is also Stephan. The man who saved her from the daily torture she had to endure at the hands of Ian and his friends.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ha Ha Ha Ha

  • By karen on 09-13-13

Good but not well polished

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

Reviewed: 02-18-14

While some of the content was enjoyable and entertaining, I found that the heroine, Anna, continued to lack in true character development. At times her childlike understanding and mentality makes Stephen's sexual pursuit of her disturbing. Their relationship is too much like parent/child rather than true D/s. There is too little evidence that she is capable of making any decisions for herself.

The writing reads in such a linear fashion that it can sometimes seem like listening to someone read a list. There are no real subplots and no true insight into any other characters. It's an okay effort for a new writer, but the author needs to display some more advanced skills to be of the caliber that I would expect for a published piece.

Some of the rating goes toward the narrators who I did genuinely enjoy, especially Benjamin Ellis. They cannot be blamed for reading the book as it was written.