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  • Groovin'

  • Horses, Hopes, and Slippery Slopes (The Hippie Adventurer Series, Volume 1)
  • By: Rich Israel
  • Narrated by: J. R. Moorland
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

In this delightful coming-of-age memoir, Rich Israel takes off on a journey of self-discovery during the late 1960s. Renouncing societal norms, he hitchhikes across the country, works at a circus, and rides a horse hundreds of miles through the Rocky Mountain wilderness - all the while, the draft and Vietnam War are nipping at his heels. Join Rich and his canine companion, Charlie, as they encounter one colorful character after another, from a loudmouthed carnival boss to an ax-loving dishwasher to a sultry flower child, whose bewitching powers lead to lust, longing, and heartbreak.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Keep on truckin

  • By cosmitron on 08-18-18

Not Your Average Flashback

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is for the audio copy of Groovin' Horses, Hopes, and Slippery Slopes (The Hippie Adventurer Series, Volume 1): by Rich Israel and narrated by J. R. Moorland. I asked for this book because I needed something to listen to while on the road with my wife and 15 year old grandson. This book did not disappoint. We were quickly laughing and my wife and I were reminiscing about the good ole days. This was a very enjoyable story and we didn’t want it to end. I am anxiously awaiting another story by Rich with J.R. narrating it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Feral

  • A Novel of Werewolf Horror
  • By: Matt Serafini
  • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

Jack and Allen need a break. They’ve decided to spend the summer before their senior year of college out in Western Massachusetts. But their quest for rest and relaxation comes to an end when they arrive in Greifsfield, MA. Their friendship is tested by a mysterious beauty and her razor-sharp smile, then broken when they’re caught up in a rash of mysterious disappearances. How will these two friends cope with the truth behind a town that craves raw meat? And how will they survive beneath the glow of the full moon?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Read for Fans of Werewolves

  • By Anonymous User on 08-17-18

Not for the Faint of Heart

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is for the audio copy of Feral: by Matt Serafini and narrated by Matt Godfrey. I asked for this book because I love werewolf stories. The book wasn’t quite what I expected. It started out boring me so I went to 1.5 speed to get through it. But about 2/3s of the way through it I went back to normal speed. I ended up needing to know the outcome. Overall it was okay. It is not for kids due to the graphic sex and the gruesome violence. But, after all, it is a werewolf story…

  • Norse Mythology: Classic Stories of the Norse Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters

  • Classical Mythology, Book 3
  • By: Scott Lewis
  • Narrated by: Madison Niederhauser
  • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Norse Mythology contains stories passed down from the ancient Norse religion, practiced by the Vikings and other northern people who live in modern-day Scandinavia, Iceland, and throughout the British Isles. In this book, you will also find many stories about the gods Thor and Loki and their exploits in the land of the giants. You will hear the story of the dwarf Andvari and his golden ring - the myth that is the basis for Robert Wagner’s famous opera The Ring of Nibelung as well as J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A different view of the Old Gods

  • By Son of Odin on 08-14-18

Beware the Trickster!

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is for the audio copy of Norse Mythology: Classic Stories of the Norse Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters Classical Mythology, Book 3: by Scott Lewis and narrated by Madison Niederhauser. I asked for this book because I love mythology stories. This book presented short, easy to listen to and enjoy stories from the Norse culture. I recommend the book and the narrator.

  • Lit

  • The Alt Apocalypse, Book 2
  • By: Tom Abrahams
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

In Lit, Abrahams tells the story of a couple on a camping trip to the Angeles National Forest, a Los Angeles firefighter, a lonely fry cook, and a group of college students who struggle to escape and survive in Southern California after an unprecedented outbreak of wild and urban fires. Can they escape the flames? Will they become heroes or run from danger? What will it take to end a fiery hell on earth?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting premise

  • By KS on 07-22-18

Too Hot to Handle

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is for the audio copy of Lit The Alt Apocalypse, Book 2: by Tom Abrahams and narrated by Kevin Pierce. I asked for this book because I listened to and reviewed book 1 and wanted to see what book 2 was about. Remember, each book in the series will be a stand-alone story; subsequent books will keep the same characters but will change up the scenarios they will be face. The outcomes will be different in each book based on the character’s abilities to deal with that particular scenario. This particular story was interesting and different in the challenge that was represented. Character development stayed consistent throughout the story/series, and the ending was satisfactory. I don’t want to spoil the story line so you will have to get the book to see what the characters are faced with in this scenario and what they do to contend with it. I recommend the book and highly recommend the narrator.

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 156,487
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 144,406
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 144,248

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

Move Over Marvin, There's a New Martian in Town!

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

Awesome story, great narration! I highly recommend this book and its narrator. Now I can see the movie.

  • The Lost Airman

  • A True Story of Escape from Nazi Occupied France
  • By: Seth Meyerowitz, Peter F. Stevens
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,351

Bronx-born top turret-gunner Arthur Meyerowitz was on his second mission when he was shot down in 1943. He was one of only two men on the B-24 Liberator known as Harmful Lil Armful who escaped death or immediate capture on the ground. After fleeing the wreck, Arthur knocked on the door of an isolated farmhouse, whose owners hastily took him in. Fortunately, his hosts not only despised the Nazis but had a tight connection to the French resistance group Morhange and its founder, Marcel Taillandier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Story of the French Resistance in WW2

  • By Rebecca Lawton on 06-19-17

Awesome Story

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

I highly recommend this audiobook. The story and narration we're excellent. If you like WW II stories, especially about the air war, then this book is for you.

  • Patriot's Farewell

  • Boston Brahmin Political Thrillers, Book 7
  • By: Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by: Joseph Morton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

After a devastating cyber attack brought America to its knees, a reluctant hero emerged. A humble professor whose lineage dated back to the American Revolution. Responding to the battle cry, "Choose freedom," patriotic Americans rallied around their new president, Henry Winthrop Sargent IV, "Sarge" to his friends. As his administration worked to rebuild the nation, Sarge called upon his closest friends, the Loyal Nine, to use their skills and resources to assist him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding plot , drama, characters and performance

  • By Kindle Customer on 05-19-18

Choose Freedom

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

An excellent end to an excellent series! One my top favorite writers and narrators. I highly recommend this series.

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  • Ash

  • The Alt Apocalypse, Book 1
  • By: Tom Abrahams
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 208

Four college friends, an ex-con, a lonely fry cook, and a secretive group of prepared civilians each battle to survive in southern California after a series of nuclear attacks. Theirs is a gray world covered in ash and nuclear fallout. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great start to a new series...

  • By Lee McGinnis on 05-24-18

A Different Take on a Book Series

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is for the audio copy of Ash The Alt Apocalypse, Book 1: by Tom Abrahams and narrated by Kevin Pierce. I asked for this book because Kevin Pierce is my favorite narrator. He does the best reading of this type of genre of books. He does not disappoint in this book. I was very pleasantly surprised when at the beginning of the book a description of the intent for this series was described. Basically, each book in the series will be a stand-alone story; subsequent books will keep the same characters but will change up the scenarios they will be face. The outcomes will be different in each book based on the character’s abilities to deal with that particular scenario. As far as I am concerned this is an outstanding method that inspires thought provoking ideas. A person can learn from these stories and apply these learnings into their preparedness plans. This particular story was interesting, character development was consistent throughout the story, and the ending was satisfactory. I don’t want to spoil the story line so you will have to get the book to see what the characters are faced with in this scenario. This was a satisfying story; I rate it among my upper third favorite books of this genre. Of course Kevin makes it come alive in my mind as I listen to him and I always give a book a try if he is the narrator. I recommend the book and highly recommend the narrator.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Anthem

  • By: Ayn Rand
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
  • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

Anthem is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand, written in 1937 and first published in 1938 in the United Kingdom. The story takes place at an unspecified future date when mankind has entered another Dark Age. Technological advancement is now carefully planned and the concept of individuality has been eliminated. A young man known as Equality 7-2521 rebels by doing secret scientific research. When his activity is discovered, he flees into the wilderness with the girl he loves. Together they plan to establish a new society based on rediscovered individualism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A writer well before her time.

  • By cosmitron on 05-02-18

Great Story with Great Narration

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is for the audio copy of Anthem by Ayn Rand and narrated by Kevin Kollins. . I asked for this book because I like Ayn Rand’s writing and philosophy. This is a relatively short story written by a legend of an author therefore not much else needs to be said about the story. The narrator did a fabulous job of bringing this story to life within my head. I had read the book years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was pure pleasure to be able to listen to it. I highly recommend Ayn Rand (of course...) and narrator Kevin Kollins.

  • The Smallest Tadpole's War in the Land of Mysterious Waters

  • By: Diane Swearingen
  • Narrated by: Jim Seybert
  • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

The Smallest Tadpole’s War in the Land of Mysterious Waters is based on a true story, a family story. In early 1861, Florida was a rural frontier state that had joined the Union just 15 years before. Its population of 140,000 was by far the smallest of any of the states that formed the Confederacy. In the 1860s, a Northern newspaper referred to Florida as "the smallest tadpole in the dirty pool of succession."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Life during wartime

  • By J. Warren Benton on 07-04-18

Florida's Part in the Civil War

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

Reviewed: 04-29-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is for the audio copy of The Smallest Tadpole's War in the Land of Mysterious Waters: by Diane Swearingen and narrated by Jim Seybert. I asked for this book because I like listening to history, especially war history with a focus on the War Between the States. This book did not disappoint. It offers a glimpse into the past showing how and why people lived as they did, the mind set and political machinations of a minority of people that end up affecting the lives of the majority. Jim Seybert did a superlative job narrating this, including his use of a southern inflection. It is a very worthwhile book to listen to and I highly recommend the book and the narrator.