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  • Twisted Faith

  • Faith, Book 2
  • By: Victoria Schwimley
  • Narrated by: Conner Goff, Kelley Mack
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18

Abby Stein is young, smart, and obedient. But even obedient girls can make a mistake once in a while. While most girls learn a lesson and move on, Abby isn't allowed to do that. When a poor choice at a party leaves Abby pregnant and alone, her overly religious parents and church community will make her life so miserable that she's forced to consider suicide as her only way out. With nowhere else to turn, Abby makes a desperate call from the parking lot of New Hope Christian Church. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • rookie reviewer

  • By wranglerfever on 05-26-18

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

I loved this book! Victoria Schwimly gets straight into your heart with the first chapter. I found myself swimming with the emotions of the characters throughout the whole book. I just kept waiting for the next axe to fall from Abby's parents, wondering what they would come up with next. I will be sharing this book with my 15 year old granddaughter, who is also an avid reader. I've listened to both books in the Faith series and am hoping for many more to come.
Narration was very believable and the voices of Conner Goff and Kelley Mack added much to the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • No One Knows

  • By: J. T. Ellison
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt, Nick Podehl
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,713
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,093
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,081

The day Aubrey Hamilton's husband is declared dead by the state of Tennessee should bring closure so she can move on with her life. But Aubrey doesn't want to move on. She just wants Josh back. It's been five years since he disappeared, since their blissfully happy marriage - they were happy, weren't they? - screeched to a halt and Aubrey became the prime suspect in his disappearance. Five years of emptiness, solitude, loneliness, questions.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Crazy bad plot

  • By clifford on 04-07-16

Kept me in suspense!

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

Reviewed: 11-10-16

No One Knows kept me waiting and wanting to know what on earth was going on. When I thought I knew, everything changed. This is the first book I've read or listened to by author J. T. Ellison but it won't be the last. Her writing style is unique and very enjoyable. The narrators, Teri Schnaubelt and Nick Podehl did an amazing job! I really like to listen to an audio book that has more than one narrator. It just makes the story more real. Great job!

I was given a copy of this audio book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Showing Jessie

  • Cypress Corners, Book 5
  • By: JoMarie DeGioia
  • Narrated by: Wendy Rich Stetson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Jessie Wilde survived an abusive boyfriend and now just wants to live her own life. Her enthusiasm and expertise sell the environmental features of the idyllic town of Cypress Corners but she doubts her own worth, often hiding behind her glasses and bulky clothes. Former beach bum Noah Brady builds houses but he wants to make a home for himself and his young son. He doesn't know if he has it in him, though. He's never been a commitment or future kind of guy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another great installment

  • By J and M on 08-30-16

More Cypress Corners!

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

Reviewed: 09-26-16

After listening to the first 4 books in the Cypress Corners series, I was anxious to listen to the next one. It was, of course, just as good as the rest. I love the well-developed characters that JoMarie DeGioia writes about. I feel as though I personally know the family and really enjoy keeping up with the characters from the previous books. If you like a book with mystery, romance, suspense, fun and laughter, then this is the book (or series) for you.

I have listened to several audio books narrated by Wendy Rich Stetson and they seem to get better each time I listen to a new one. She has one of those voices that you could listen to forever.

I was given this audio book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Fragrance of Surrender

  • Souls of the Sea Book 1
  • By: April Geremia
  • Narrated by: Anna Crowe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

As Gabriella begins to put together the pieces of why her parents abandoned her, she soon learns they were victims of powerful forces that threatened to tear apart the quiet little village by the sea. And that knowledge, along with all the other losses she's experienced, causes Gabriella to view God with great suspicion and fear. So when her young son experiences a dramatic conversion and begins to serve him, an all-out battle ensues.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fragrance of Surrender 💗

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 09-04-16

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 09-26-16

April Geremia writes this interesting but complex book. Soon after Gabriella's husband dies, she turns from God. But her son has an amazing conversion and starts spreading God's word with an evangelist. The Fragrance of Surrender leaves the reader with many questions about God, as seen through the eyes of Gabriella.

Anna Crowe's narration wasn't the best I've heard, but it was ok. The real distraction was the absence of pauses between sections of a chapter and the chapters themselves.

I was given this audio book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

  • Capturing Faith

  • Volume 1
  • By: Victoria G. Schwimley
  • Narrated by: Randi Larson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Chelsea Warren is the most popular girl in school, and the leader of the tightest clique on campus. The most important things to her are her looks and the respect of her followers. But Chelsea has a secret she doesn't want anyone to know. Amber Walker is compassionate, trustworthy, and the most well-adjusted girl in school. The most important thing to her is serving God and her community. When an argument between Chelsea and her best friend occurs, she runs straight to Amber for help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Capturing Faith Volume 1 review

  • By Mark Mackey on 05-06-18

A great YA book!

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

Reviewed: 09-25-16

While Capturing Faith was written for a YA audience, I really enjoyed it. The characters are like teenagers today. As a teacher, I could easily picture the things that happened in the book. Teens in this day and time really struggle with many different issues, and in some instances, they don't turn out the way we want them to. I liked that Victoria G. Schwimley wrote about some of these problems especially of having too much caffeine in your body, and what it can do to you. Caffeine is a drug, and I hope that the young people that read this book will understand and share what they learn with others. I will be sharing Capturing Faith with my 13 year old granddaughter.

A very important part of this book is about the characters, especially Amber, who are Christians and aren't shy about sharing their faith with others. Hopefully this will encourage the Christian readers of this book to also share.

Randi Larson, who narrated this audio book, did a really good job. I thought that the tones in her voice were perfect for these characters. I look forward to listening to more from this author and narrator.

I was given this audio book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Malice

  • By: Anne Patrick
  • Narrated by: Leonor A. Woodworth
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

The serial killer who managed to elude them in Maine has resurfaced. Harland Briggs is every sadistic monster Jo has profiled rolled into one. Leaving his hunting grounds in Maine, he's making his way across country, leaving a path of destruction in his wake. After learning that in the past three years an alarming number of teenage girls had been abducted across the country, Jo goes against her husband's wishes and agrees to go after Briggs. Once again, her sanity, as well as her life, is in jeopardy...and the life of her unborn child.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Susie Q on 09-25-16

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 09-25-16

Malice. That is the perfect word for the title of the 2nd book in this series. If you like mystery, suspense, Christian values, and romance all in one book, then this is the book for you. Anne Patrick gives us all of this and much more.

Leonor A. Woodworth, as usual, does an superb job narrating Malice. I highly recommend this book.

I was given this audio book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Broken Brooch

  • The Celtic Brooch, Book 5
  • By: Katherine Lowry Logan
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 861
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 789
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 789

When a brooch is broken, some of its magic is lost. When NYPD detective JL O'Grady is invited to be her brother's plus-one at Montgomery Winery's end-of-harvest gala, she plans to enjoy a fabulous weekend in Napa drinking wine, enjoying sunset dinners on the veranda, and watching her brother's high school basketball tournament. Instead, she's pulled into a murder investigation hauntingly similar to a New York City racketeering and drug case that nearly ended her career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic suspense story set in Napa Valley!

  • By LilMissMolly on 09-27-16

Love this series!

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

Reviewed: 09-24-16

This series is one of my favorite all-time series. Each book has its own story, but Katherine Lowry Logan keeps the other characters from each book. It feels like we know each of them and their connection to the family. This family is a close knit one, which is something else that I love about the books. The story of The Broken Brooch is beautifully written and very descriptive, making me visualize it in my head. Teri Schnaubelt's narration only adds to the story. Her voice is perfect for these characters - male and female alike. The audio book would not be the same without her.

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves adventure and romance.

I was given this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Meddling in Manhattan

  • At the Altar, Book 2
  • By: Kirsten Osbourne
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Williams
  • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

After the most recent in a stream of horrific blind dates, Addie's roommate suggests she see a professional matchmaker to try to find love instead of allowing people who are less qualified to set her up. When she doesn't agree, her friend sets up a meeting without her knowledge. After meeting the woman, Addie decides to let her try to find someone for her, but she doesn't hold out much hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Five Stars!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-26-16

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 09-24-16

I loved Kirsten Osbourne's Married in Montana (book 1) and was please to see that she had 3 more in this series. Meddling in Manhattan was just as good as the first one. I love that she writes with such a sense of humor and found myself laughing out loud several times. The characters are well-developed and very likable. I look forward to finishing this series and beginning another one.

I have listened to several audio books narrated by Tiffany Williams and always look forward to listening to another one. She has a beautiful voice and gives each character their own so its easy to know to whom each voice goes with.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes romance with a dash of humor.

I was given this audio book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

  • The Emerald Brooch

  • The Celtic Brooch, Book 4
  • By: Katherine Lowry Logan
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675

West Point graduate Kenzie Wallis-Manning planned to make the Army her career, but after being severely wounded during her second deployment, and suffering from PTSD, she retires from the military and enrolls in law school. While studying in England, she receives a package containing an emerald brooch with a Gaelic inscription. As soon as she sounds out the words engraved on the stone, she is whisked back in time to May 28, 1944.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book 4

  • By trixie on 04-30-17

Another winner!

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

Reviewed: 09-20-16

After listening to the 4th book in The Celtic Brooch series, I find myself living the lives of these characters. I can't wait to listen every day and I'm also staying up at night to listen. I have gone from book to book, not listening to anything else. There's only 1 more in audio so that means I have to stop for a while.

Everything you ever wanted in a book is here. Romance, action, suspense, and time-travel. Katherine Lowry Logan doesn't lose us in this series as some authors do. She keeps the characters from each book and brings in new and fascinating characters that we come to love.

I can't say enough about Teri Schnaubelt as the narrator. Her voice is so easy and so pleasant to listen to and you can feel the emotions in her voice.

I was given this audio book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Married in Montana

  • At the Altar, Book 1
  • By: Kirsten Osbourne
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Williams
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

Savannah is tired of the dating scene, even though she wants to get married and have a family. She knows her mother will never move on with her own life as long as Savannah is single. Savannah goes to see a matchmaker, specializing in setting up couples who meet at the altar. At first, she thinks Scott is a dream come true, but his blundering soon makes her crazy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasant, bland, romance

  • By mouselicious on 11-10-17

A fun summer read!

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

Reviewed: 09-19-16

Married in Montana was a fun book to listen to. Going from serious, to funny, to exasperating, to romantic, I felt all the emotions. Tiffany Williams' voice was real, giving each character his/her own voice. This book isn't a deep drama, but light hearted fun in a shorter style. I look forward to the rest of the books in the series.
I was given this audio book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.