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  • Touchfeather

  • By: Jimmy Sangster
  • Narrated by: Helen Taylor
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Katy Touchfeather is a carefree, red-headed airline stewardess who is actually a top British spy. She's lethal, seductive, and as ruthless as any double-O. Her latest assignment is to track down a scientist suspected of selling secrets to the Russians. It's a high-stakes, global escapade that takes an unexpected violent turn that shatters her life...and ultimately pits her against a billionaire industrialist with terrifying intentions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Touchfeather!

  • By J and M on 01-16-18

Loved it! Strong female espionage thriller...

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

What can I say about Touchfeather by Jimmy Sangster other than I just loved it and couldn't stop listening to it. For a novel that was written back in the 60's, it's totally reminiscent of Ian Flemming and the old James Bond movies. Katy Touchfeather is a female British spy who isn't perfect, lets her feelings lead her occasionally, but is still a pretty strong, kick-butt main character. It seems anyone she falls in love with dies. Including Bill Partman, an inventor that she is sent to keep tabs on to make sure that he isn't sharing info with the bad guys. I won't give away more, but needless to say, I highly recommend this book and wish there were more Sangster novels on Audible so I could continue on with Ms. Touchfeather's adventures!

Helen Taylor did an absolutely fabulous job narrating this story and playing the role of Katy Touchfeather. Her narration brought life to the characters and, well, she just IS Katy Touchfeather. Between great writing and great narration, it was so easy to fall into this book and really listen to it and imagine it as if I was watching a movie in my head. I definitely recommend this book to others and would listen to more Sangster books if they become available on Audible. I'll also actively look for more books to listen to that have been narrated by Ms. Taylor. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.

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  • BOO! A Halloween Story

  • God Complex Universe
  • By: George Saoulidis
  • Narrated by: John York
  • Length: 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

When a young man from a village comes to the big city to study, he finds himself overwhelmed by the urban lifestyle. But will he manage to blend in by going to a Halloween party, when his crush asks him to help decorate the place, when the abandoned villa becomes all too spooky for him and when the illusory masks everyone wears seem to never come off?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a bad trip must be like

  • By Spooky Mike on 02-25-18

Fun, near futuristic short story...

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

Boo! A Halloween Story by George Saoulidis was a fun, quick listen, though nothing like what I had been expecting. As others have mentioned in their reviews, this is a perfect fit for those who enjoy Tales From the Darkside or Twilight Zone. I don't want to give anything away, as it's such a short listen, but this story takes place in the nearer future. There is some futuristic tech that really makes up much of the story, but people are still people. There's a Halloween party...and a girl...and the main character gets himself into more than he bargained for when he decides to had to the party and get the girl. Enjoyable listen!

John York's narration was well done. I enjoyed his British accent and he was easy to understand and had a good narrating cadence. He was able to bring the characters, especially the main character, to life. This was my first story narrated by Mr. York that I've listened to, though I'd happily listen to more stories narrated by him in the future. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.

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  • Twisted Saga

  • Coming of Age Romance
  • By: Third Cousins, Danica Reid
  • Narrated by: Samuel Deeter
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

When Jason’s father leaves after having an affair, he turns to food for comfort. Sophie is quick to spot his weight gain and ensures that the next few years of his life are hell. Jason has one thing to look forward to though: college. It’s a chance to start fresh and create a cooler version of the person he used to be. He spends all summer getting back into shape, and things finally seem to be going his way, until a familiar face shows up and brings everything crashing down around him. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great short bite.

  • By Mari Garcia on 10-16-18

Good Teen short story with some good lessons...

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

Twisted Saga by Third Cousins, Danica Reid was an enjoyable listen, but I do have to preface my review by saying that I really didn't see it as a romance. Like, really. At all. Aside from that, this was an enjoyable listen and I felt that it carried some valuable lessons in the three short sections that make up the "Boxed Set." Now if you're an adult listening to this saga, might you be bored by the lack of a super deep plot and somewhat simpler characters? Perhaps. This is categorized as a teen listen though, and I felt that the writing was well done for that particular age group. Without giving away too much, this saga deals with bullying, suicide, murder, rumors, friendship, relationships, etc. That's a lot of just over two hours. Jason was my favorite character and I loved how he was there for Sophie throughout, even though she had been pretty crappy to him in the past. I'd definitely recommend this for the teen listener.

Samuel Deeter did a good job narrating Twisted Saga. There were some tough, emotional spots throughout this listen and he handled them well and with a good amount of emotion. I felt he was a good narrator for these stories and I'd definitely listen to his performances in the future. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.

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  • Not Exactly Love: A Memoir

  • By: Betty Hafner
  • Narrated by: Patricia Santomasso
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

It was 1969, and all the rules were changing, when Betty, a woefully single French teacher on Long Island, met the handsome but edgy new teacher at her school -- a hippie just back from Woodstock. His vitality opened up a new world to her, but when they married his rages turned against her, and often ended with physical violence. Like millions of women who discover they've married an abusive man, Betty was forced to make daily decisions to suppress her feelings or risk confrontation, to keep it secret or report, and ultimately, to live with it or leave. Part gripping story, part warm-hearted look at the '70s, and part therapeutic journey. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful

  • By Sarah Smith on 03-31-18

Authentic, insightful, sad...

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

Not Exactly Love: A Memoir by Betty Hafner was good. Well, it actually wasn't good, or enjoyable to listen to, or entertaining in the very least. What it was is true and authentic...and humbling and reminds me of how lucky I am to have been able to escape my close encounter with a verbally abusive ex-fiance. I don't really know what else to say about this book except that it's the real deal and thankfully Betty has now been able to extricate herself from Jack's clutches. If you want to know what abuse can be like, listen to this book. If you're currently in an abusive relationship and want to know you're not alone or your abuser's actions are not unique and there is no easy "fix" for them, listen to this book.

I felt that Patricia Santomasso did a good job narrating this memoir. There's nothing "easy" or "fun" about this narration, as it's just a very difficult and heavy memoir of Betty's abuse throughout her meeting and then marrying Jack. I actually felt that her voice, though narrated well, also held a little hollowness such as one might sound when they've been through the ringer over and over again and have become a little numb. Anyways, good overall performance. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.

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  • Murder in Pebble Beach

  • The Monterey Peninsula Murder Mysteries, Book 3
  • By: Arlene Grace
  • Narrated by: April Richwine
  • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

From the well-known author of the popular series, The Monterey Peninsula Murder Mysteries. Arlene Grace introduces her third installment, Murder in Pebble Beach. Taking place in the idealistic, small, and wealthy community of Pebble Beach located on the Central Coast of California. After a major earthquake hits the coast off of Pebble Beach, California, prominent Dentist Dr. Bob Reed is reported missing shortly after sharing an incredible secret with his brother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great!

  • By mandy on 01-07-18

Couldn't get past poor narration...

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

Murder in Pebble Beach by Arlene Grace is Book 3 in The Monterrey Peninsula Murder Mysteries series. First off, I would recommend listening to the other books in the series first if you are interested in this book. Listening to the book, I wasn't aware that Abbey was a main character in the other stories and I felt that her part in this book, which was fairly large, didn't fit in with the murder mystery and the shipwreck story. That being said, now that I know that it's part of an ongoing storyline, it makes more sense. The story itself was okay. I think it honestly would have been more enjoyable to read in book form, as I couldn't get into the story because of the narrator. If you've read more of Ms. Grace's stories and enjoyed them though, I'm sure you would enjoy this story.

April Richwine's narration was pretty poorly done and was the main reason that I wasn't able to get into this book. When Abbey and her boyfriend are talking and things are a little steamy, a flat, monotone voice does absolutely nothing to bring me into the story. It feels false and like a person is just reading the words without attempting to put any emotion into what they're saying. That being said, there were other times like when Abbey was with I think it was her mom and some other woman, where the emotion was there. The two women, when conversing with Abbey's ex-boyfriend, had a cute southern accent and were read with emotion. It was the other majority of the book though, where that emotion was lacking. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.

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  • Lonely Magnolia

  • By: John Isaac Jones
  • Narrated by: Tom Zainea
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

A shy, lonely computer genius tries to find love in the digital age. He would never be the same! The story of Pygmalion for the 21st century!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lonely Magnolia

  • By ZOE R on 12-11-17

Poor guy didn't know what hit him!

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

Lonely Magnolia by John Isaac Jones was, in my opinion, a super enjoyable short story with a unique twist. Now, as some reviewers have noted, Carl, being a super tech wunderkind, isn't really written in this short story in a very techy way, so you have to let that go a bit to enjoy the story without getting held up on the lack of super accurate tech talk. Regardless, this is the short story of a man who designed an amazing algorithm for online dating and then ends up entering the online dating world with surprising results.

Tom Zainea did a great job narrating Lonely Magnolia. He voiced both the male and female characters really well and had the accents down wonderfully. Not every man can pull off a southern woman's voice, but Mr. Zainea's voice didn't sound forced at all. A very enjoyable listen. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.

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  • Whiskey Secrets

  • Whiskey and Lies Book 1
  • By: Carrie Ann Ryan
  • Narrated by: Gregory Salinas
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Dare Collins is a man who knows his whiskey and women-or at least that's what he tells himself. When his family decides to convert the apartments over his bar and tap house into an inn and hires on a new innkeeper, he's more than reluctant. Especially when he meets the new hire. But he'll soon find that he has no choice but to work with this city girl and accept her new ideas and the burning attraction between them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Secrets, Secrets, Secrets

  • By Avid Listener on 02-13-18

This was a nice, easy, enjoyable listen...

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

Whiskey Secrets by Carrie Ann Ryan was a nice and easy listen. Were there a few predictable parts? Yes, but the story was unique and well written and made for an enjoyable afternoon listen. Dare and his family own a bar/inn and Kenzie is hired to run the inn part of the business, as Dare's parents are looking to retire. Kenzie and Dare are drawn to each other but both harbor their own secrets that could pull them apart or put them in danger. Neither one of them really wants to let anyone in after the things that they've been through either. This is the story of them falling in love and the obstacles that they have to overcome to see if they have a real possibility of a future together. Again, like I said, this was a nice and easy listen and if the summary sounds enjoyable, then I'd recommend this book for you.

Gregory Salinas narrated Whiskey Secrets really well. The main characters, Dare and Kenzie, were both performed really well, as were the other characters. Each person had their own distinct voice and the perfect amount of emotion to bring them to life. Mr. Salinas even did a great job with the female voices, which sometimes male narrators have a difficult time with. I'd listen to more of his narrations in the future without hesitation. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.

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  • Screaming Jenny

  • A Haunted Women Tale
  • By: Becky Muth
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Gilmour
  • Length: 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Vanessa and Nick are en route to Washington, D.C., to celebrate their first wedding anniversary, but their differences threaten to ruin the weekend before it has a chance to begin. When an accident further up the tracks leaves their train temporarily stranded in Harpers Ferry National Park, a chance meeting with the town's most iconic resident offers insight into a bit of local history. Will a poignant message from the past help put the newlyweds' future on less shaky ground, or are they doomed to disaster?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Screaming Jenny

  • By med bjunkee on 10-10-18

Poor Jenny...

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

Screaming Jenny by Becky Muth is based on a true tale that happened years back in Harpers Ferry. I loved how the author went from the present back to the past to tell the tale through the old woman on the bench. Vanessa and Nick, the couple in the present day who are traveling on the train that gets held up at Harpers Ferry, are rather forgettable and annoying. Or should I say Nick is annoying and Vanessa seems to be settling for a pretty self absorbed man. I wouldn't call this a romance at all, more of a quick tale of the past with a hint of the paranormal. Nick and Vanessa are bickering or at odds for most of this tale until the end when they remember everything great about each other and all is well again. It just didn't feel authentic or real at all. As for the tale of Jenny herself, it was entertaining and sad, but interesting, though not a tale that I feel warranted it's on short story.

Jennifer Gilmour did a great job narrating this tale. I loved her voice and felt that she was the perfect fit for this tale. Overall, I would probably skip this one but I would definitely have no hesitations to listen to future works narrated by Ms. Gilmour. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.

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  • To Russia, with Zombies

  • By: Derwin Lester SR.
  • Narrated by: Jason Sprenger
  • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Private Michael Kolcek used to be a sergeant. But honestly, he never cared a whole lot about that sort of thing. His time as a linguist in the army is almost up, so he spends most of his days left in Germany trying to pick up frauleins at the pub. But the army has other plans for him, as it often does. The cannibal plague had spread to Russia. While there was no love lost between United States Army and the godless Communists, it was fairly close to its NATO allies. So the army put a team of specialists together to go into Russia, and see what the fuss was all about. Turns out they needed a linguist, too. Kolcek was in for the duration.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Who knew the apocalypse could be so fulfilling!

  • By RJ on 09-19-18

A funny tale that kept me entertained throughout!

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

To Russia, with Zombies by Derwin Lester Sr. is a funny zombie outbreak tale starring Private (now Sargent) Kolcek. Kolcek was literally days away from getting to go home when his expert linguist status gets him shipped to Russia to try and help out and translate at the China zombie epidemic grows. Well, by the time they get there the plague has quickly spread, as it typically does in events such as the zombie-pocalypse. The poop hits the fan over and over again throughout this tale, and the fact that Putin had to be put down is supposed to remain a secret. Kolcek get put in charge of his own group even though he can't hit a target with a pistol (though he's an expert with a rifle) and has never led any military group. He finds himself with a hulk of a man acting as his personal bodyguard, though he doesn't ever speak...and the craziness goes on. It was just a fun, quick story and if the summary sounds like something that you'd enjoy, I'd check it out. You'd probably really enjoy the story.

Jason Sprenger did a good job narrating To Russia, with Zombies. The tale overall was funny and lighthearted, even though there were people dying and zombies everywhere. Mr. Sprenger had a good narrative voice for this type of tale. Occasionally it seemed like he was talking with a bit of an accent where an accent wasn't warranted, but overall he was easy to understand and a good fit for this tale! I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.

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  • Madhouse

  • A Suspenseful Horror
  • By: Miguel Estrada
  • Narrated by: Zak Price
  • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Faced with his parents' divorce, 11-year-old Lucas runs away from home in the hope that his family will get back together to find him. While walking through the empty streets, he is picked up by a mysterious woman who offers to take care of him and provide him with a loving family. The boy then wakes up in shackles, confined to a bed in a decrepit house in the middle of nowhere and will have to face his deepest fears in order to survive in his new home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great, but too short

  • By TU on 10-11-18

Didn't see that end coming at all!

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

Madhouse by Miguel Estrada was crazy. It was unexpected. It was twisted...and fun! Lucas is trying to save his parents marriage and decides to run away, hoping that focusing on his disappearance will bring them together again. He doesn't plan on really running away, just hiding out for a little bit. Well, he meets a strange lady and wakes up shackled in the titular Madhouse. The man and woman living in the madhouse are quite literally mad and Lucas has to do everything he can to escape and make it back home to his parents without getting killed. This was a fun, fast paced and horror filled short story with a twist that I didn't see coming at all.

Zak Price did a great job narrating this crazy tale. He made it easy to settle right into the story and I'd happily listen to more of his narrations in the future. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.

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