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  • Traitorous Toys

  • Cozy Corgi Mysteries
  • By: Mildred Abbott
  • Narrated by: Angie Hickman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Fred’s dream bookshop is becoming a reality, and Christmas is only days away. The toy store beckons Fred and her friend Katie, who dash in out of the cold during a shopping spree to discover handmade toys, cuddly stuffed animals...and a dying man on the floor. When Katie’s desperate attempts to save the man end in her being taken in for his murder, Fred once again dons her detective hat. But as quickly as clues point to one person, new discoveries shift the spotlight to another.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • enjoying this series

  • By DPiazzi on 08-29-18

Fred and Watson investigate again

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

I loved hearing more about how Fred and Watson are doing in their new home town. I don't know what it is about those two, but they seem to be attracted to murder. I do really enjoy their snooping around and how they look for the culprits. Angie did an awesome job narrating and I can't wait to hear the rest of the series.

  • Hated

  • By: C B Fournier
  • Narrated by: Maryalice Multari
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

Antonio, the son of a high-ranking Mafia member, hates how his life has turned out but has lost all motivation to change it. He has nothing left of himself. He just does whatever his father tells him to do without complaint. Stephanie used to be a normal girl with a normal family and a normal life. But everything changed one day when her parents never came home from work. The only thing they left behind was a book of weird symbols and a locked box with no key. Antonio and Stephanie's fates are intertwined long before they ever meet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet with Some Action

  • By Ruby McDemon on 12-09-18

Sweet with Some Action

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

I really enjoyed this story. There were bits that had the feel of Romeo and Juliet in it, but much easier to understand and updated for the times. I really enjoyed getting to know Antonio and Stephanie. There were parts that sucked for these two and many sweet moments between them also. I loved the sound of Maryalice reading, but there were some parts that repeated and some that skipped. I also wasn't a fan of the background white-noise that never seemed to go away too.

  • Flame

  • Ember in Space, Book 3
  • By: Rebecca Rode
  • Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Ember has thrown the empire into upheaval. The entire realm knows her face, and her name is whispered in alleys and in the underground. Everyone wants to know what she'll do next, because it's clear she's the only person alive who can challenge their new, strangely powerful emperor. A massive battle is inevitable - and the entire realm is taking sides. There's just one problem. Every time Ember uses her power, she loses a piece of herself. Fighting the emperor could cost her very soul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story! great narration! Loved it!

  • By G. Roo on 12-14-18

Amazing Ending

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

I loved listening to Stacey narrate the final installment in Ember's trilogy. There was so much I loved about this story and it was so awesome to hear it all. I love how Stacey's voice made it all seem more read and I'd almost react throughout the book as if I was watching it all happen. This is such a great story and I especially loved the ending.

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  • Rock F*ck Club

  • By: Michelle Mankin
  • Narrated by: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

I caught my former prick of a boyfriend from Heavy Metal Enthusiasts doing a groupie doggie-style backstage on the night we were supposed to be celebrating our one-year anniversary. He told me I was too uptight. Too vanilla. Too boring. So I got drunk with my bestie, Marsha West, the aspiring videographer. I ranted. I raved. I came up with a crazy idea. What I didn't know was that my best friend recorded me. Marsha put the video up on YouTube. It went viral with 10 million hits. Now I've got fans and sponsors offering me big bucks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Super Great!

  • By Virginia on 09-29-18

So So Good

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

I loved reading about Raven and her journey to finding herself. Finding Lucky and all their ups and downs and the sweetness this story had was wonderful. I love how life like Michelle is in her writing and how it is so much easier to fall for her characters because you can honestly relate to them. I loved every minute of this book and how hard it was to put down even for a second. Such a great read. I can't wait to hear this in audio or for the next 2 books in the series to come out.

Kai and Wen did an amazing job narrating this story and really helped bring all the emotions out into the world and made it all feel more real.

  • Cruel Candy

  • Cozy Corgi Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Mildred Abbott
  • Narrated by: Angie Hickman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Winifred Page and her corgi, Watson, move to Estes Park to hit the Reset button on life. Fred is about to open her dream bookshop, and the only challenges she anticipates are adjusting to small-town life, tourists, and living close to her lovable mother, Phyllis, and hippie stepfather, Barry. When Fred steps into her soon-to-be-bookshop for the first time, she expects dust bunnies and spiders...not the dead body in the upstairs kitchen.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice story

  • By stlblue1 on 07-11-18

Cozy Happy feels

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

I loved hearing about Winifred and Watson. I really like that Winifred wants to prove that Barry is innocent. It is really cute that Watson gets to help out with the case. This is a really great sweet read. Just about the entire time I listened to this story I had a smile on my face because of how relaxing I found listening to this story. Angie did an amazing job narrating and she really helped give this story that cozy happy feeling.

  • Night Night, Sleep Tight

  • A Horror Anthology
  • By: Erin Lee, K. L. Roth, Mary Duke, and others
  • Narrated by: Beth Stewart
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

"When you wake up randomly in the night, there's a good chance someone or something was watching you." A bump in the night wakes you, the jolt just as you're about to sleep could be something much more sinister than you thought, the sound outside your window is much more than a branch knocking in the wind, and no, you didn't imagine that shadow in the corner of your eye.... Night Night, Sleep Tight explores the horrific things that happen at night, from sleep paralysis to monsters hiding under the bed. So, night night, sleep tight, and don't let them get you....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Creepy than Spooky

  • By Ruby McDemon on 11-06-18

More Creepy than Spooky

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

These were some pretty good creepy stories. While not all of them made me think about things that go bump in the night several did. I really enjoyed the mix and the collection of authors write so similarly that it seemed like it was all one author. Beth did a great job narrating and helped keep these stories spooky.

  • The Sheikh's Unruly Lover

  • Almasi Sheikhs, Book 2
  • By: Leslie North
  • Narrated by: Craig Van Ness
  • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Following a recent merger, American executive assistant Marian is sent overseas to meet with her company’s new Arab business partner. But once Marian sees who she’ll be working with - the handsome Sheikh Omar Almasi - she’s instantly wary of his good looks and brooding demeanor. When circumstances force her to step into her boss’ shoes, Marian is more than ready to prove she should be taken seriously...even if it means working side by side with the surly, sexy sheikh.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really entertaining listen!

  • By jstep on 04-09-18

Good Story

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

I enjoyed the back and forth between Omar and Marion. Kelly was a complete jerk and I also didn't like how in a "forward" thinking country women are still thought down on so much. I'm also not really a fan of being held back by the dead wife, but its understandable (though it contradicts completely with how most men in this country see women). Aside from those things it was still a great story. I am not a fan of Craig's voice at all. At times his voice sounds like a bad Disney imitation of an Indian voice and there are many ways that he pronounces things that bother me. I'm just not a fan of him as a narrator.

  • The Sheikh's Fake Fiancée

  • Azhar Sheikhs, Book 1
  • By: Leslie North
  • Narrated by: Roberto Scarlato
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

After losing her parents, American artist Elena set out on a trip around the world. Now, in the sultry heat of the Middle East, she's having a hard time imagining returning to real life back home. But with half of her vacation still ahead of her, she and her friend are packed and ready to move onto their next destination...when a chance encounter changes everything. A dark, handsome stranger with a devilish grin catches Elena's eye, but how could she know that an innocent favor is about to change her life forever?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A sweet surprise.

  • By Isha Coleman on 12-21-17

Usual Fake Fiancee

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

This story is sweet and it follows the usual fake fiancee troupe, but it was still good. Roberto did a good job narrating, there wasn't much difference between male and female voices, but still a good listen.

  • Wicked Wisteria

  • Wisteria Witches Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: Angela Pepper
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Williams
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Zara Riddle moved to Wisteria for a quiet, simple, safe life. Instead, she got ghosts, demon birds, shifters, and even gorgons. Luckily for Zara, her family tree is riddled with witchcraft. She may be a late bloomer, but this witch is crafty. When mysterious forces erase words from the town's books, Zara conjures a magical creature to restore the text. But magic has a mind of its own, and magical creatures love trouble. Pretty soon, the bodies start piling up. Now Zara must face whoever (or whatever) is behind a dark plot to destroy everything she loves.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loyalisa30

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-15-18

Mishaps through Magic

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

Reviewed: 10-29-18

I really enjoyed getting back into Zara's world. There's so much pep and happy feelings even in the darkest of moments and that is one of the biggest reasons that I love this series. Being introduced to the magical world with Zara really makes this story even more interesting especially with all the mishaps along the way. I really enjoyed the spirit walker that showed up and the twist that gave to the story. This is a great book and Tiffany did an amazing job making this story light and cheery.

  • Dragon's Gift: The Protector Complete Series: Books 1 - 5

  • By: Linsey Hall
  • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
  • Length: 31 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

To the world, I'm a just a Conjurer. To my closest friends, I'm a FireSoul - a dangerous Magica with forbidden powers and a dragon's soul. The downside? If anyone discovers what I am, I'm dead. So I lay low, kicking butt with my weapons, not my magic. Things get ugly when I witness the murder of a powerful vampire ally and become the key suspect. Soon, I'm hunted by the sexiest, strongest supernatural I've ever met. Ares is an unheard of vampire hybrid, and it's hard to say if he wants to kiss me or kill me. I've got three days to catch the real killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Series

  • By Ruby McDemon on 10-29-18

Amazing Series

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

Reviewed: 10-29-18

Fugitive of Magic - I loved the beginning of Pheonix's Adventures. It kinda sucks that Ares is after her then again it might get even more fun to have him after her. I really enjoyed this new version of Earth. I love Nix's attitude and how her mind seems to work. It's a bit ADD mixed with a female who knows what she wants. I loved Laurel's narration. I've actually heard her before and loved her then too.

Trial by Magic - I loved getting back into the world of Nix. It really sucks that she's got so much going on, but at least she can't say that she's bored. I'm really loving Nix and her back and forth between her and Ares. This is turning out to be a great series and I'll probably have to get the two series before this in the Dragon Gift Universe because of how awesome this series is shaping up to be. Laurel is a great narrator and her voice makes it so amazingly easy to get lost into this world.

Origin of Magic - I loved Nix and Ares in their quest to find out more about the potion for the mysterious beaker. This is another awesome addition to this series with plenty of action and sass. I'm loving following Nix and getting to go along with her to remember her past and figure out her future. This is a really awesome book with a killer cliffhanger of an ending. Ok ok not really a cliffhanger but freaking awesome ending with new info. Laurel did an amazing job and really projected the action and suspense into her voice.

Enemy of Magic - I loved how much action and excitement there was throughout this story. I loved getting more of Draken's big plan and getting to see everyone rally to Nix. This is a really great addition to the series and really makes me excited for the big showdown. Laurel did another amazing job narrating and helped make the story seem like there was no time at all that passed while I was listening.

Forged in Magic - I loved this big showdown. There was so much action and so many awesome things happened that I can't decide what I loved the most about this book. I even enjoyed the different worlds of the gods. This is an epicly awesome action packed end to a great series. Laurel did an amazing job and her voice really added to the drama of the story.

Overall - What I loved most about the series is that at the end there was information about the different myths and legends used and also information about the different historical stuff too.

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