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  • The Wreck

  • By: Marie Force
  • Narrated by: Holly Fielding
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

Carly Holbrook and Brian Westbury are weeks away from their high school graduation. The young couple plans to marry before they head to college, and their future seems bright with promise. Everything changes one spring night when their six closest friends, including Brian's younger brother, are killed in a fiery car accident that Carly and Brian witness. The trauma leaves Carly unable to speak, and Brian is forced to make unimaginable decisions about a future that once seemed so certain. With Carly incapable of going forward with their plans, Brian leaves home - and Carly - for good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Emotionally wrenching...FANTASTIC writing!!

  • By Mimmi on 08-29-13

The wreck

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-16-19

This was an enjoyable book with a mystery to be solved and a romance. It is a small town story with interesting characters.

  • Wrath

  • Faith McMann, Book 3
  • By: T. R. Ragan
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,090
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 969
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 964

In another life, before human traffickers murdered her husband and stole her children, Faith McMann was a wife, mother, and teacher. Now she has become Furious, a merciless avenger on a deadly mission to retrieve her young son and daughter, no matter the cost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Ending

  • By Scott on 05-04-17

Wrath

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-19

I really enjoyed this book! The characters were well developed and the story was written very well. Great job!

  • Outrage

  • Faith McMann Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: T. R. Ragan
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,539
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,376

The happy life Faith McMann knew as a wife, mother, and teacher was destroyed when vicious criminals murdered her husband, kidnapped her children, and left her for dead. After paralyzing grief, fear, and despair, there was nothing left for her to feel...except fury. But striking a staggering blow against a brutal ring of human traffickers was just the beginning of her uphill battle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Rumbera on 09-21-16

Outrage

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-19

This series is fantastic! Rowdy desperate characters trying to figure out where to look next for the children who were taken by criminals are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat!

  • The Gift

  • Nelson Estates Series
  • By: M.D. James
  • Narrated by: Jack Wells
  • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2

In this continuation of the Muse Series, Ruthie is eleven and must deal with losing Cam, the boy she always thought was her twin brother, after his father sues for custody. Soon afterwards, her guardian, Aunt Sarah, is given a gift which opens the door to lies and deceptions that put everyone in danger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The gift

  • By happyjo on 01-13-19

The gift

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-13-19

This book is interesting and I enjoyed it but I'm not sure how to describe my experience with it.

  • Furious

  • Faith McMann, Book 1
  • By: T. R. Ragan
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,261

Faith McMann comes home to a nightmare: her husband is killed and her son and daughter are taken. Although the intruders leave her for dead, she survives. Crippling grief and fear for her children make life unbearable. Until her anguish turns to anger...and she trades victimhood for vengeance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • furious

  • By Diana Hart 33 on 04-25-16

Furious

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-13-19

This was a really good crime story. It handles the subject of child trafficking and other criminal deeds. It made me quite emotional so be forewarned.

  • Introductions

  • The Academy: The Ghost Bird, Book 1
  • By: C. L. Stone
  • Narrated by: Natalie Eaton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

With an agoraphobic mother and a barely-there father, Sang abhors the isolation keeping her in the shadows. The only thing Sang craves is a fresh start and to be accepted as ordinary by her peers, because for her being different meant being cast out alone. When her family moves to a new school district, Sang infiltrates a group of boys nearly perfect in every way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, great listen

  • By Twinmom on 04-13-18

Introductions

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-19

This is just the beginning of this story. Nice guys meet abused teen. This book seems promising but it should have been a longer start to the story.

  • Blood Bond: 1

  • Blood Bond Saga, Book 1
  • By: Helen Hardt
  • Narrated by: John Lane, Lauren Rowe
  • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 182

Vampire Dante Gabriel is starving. What he craves is red gold - human blood. After being held captive as a blood slave to a female vampire for years, he has finally escaped. Unchained at last, he follows his nose to the nearest blood bank to sate his hunger. ER nurse Erin Hamilton expects just another busy night shift...until she finds a gorgeous stranger vandalizing the hospital blood bank. Though her logic tells her to turn him in, she’s pulled by stronger and unfamiliar emotions to protect the man who seems oddly infatuated with her scent.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Ugh

  • By Jennifer on 11-24-18

Blood bond 1

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-19

This book was short but very enjoyable! I really have to read the next book in the series.

  • Hunt Them Down

  • (Pierce Hunt, Book 1)
  • By: Simon Gervais
  • Narrated by: Bon Shaw
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

Former Army Ranger Pierce Hunt is no stranger to violence. Fresh off a six-month suspension, he’s itching to hit a notorious Mexican drug cartel where it hurts, even if that means protecting crime boss Vicente Garcia, a witness in the case against sadistic cartel leader Valentina Mieles. But things spiral out of control when the cartel murders Garcia and kidnaps his granddaughter and an innocent bystander, Hunt’s own teenage daughter. Mieles wants the new head of the Garcia family on a plate - literally. Hunt has seventy-two hours to deliver, or Mieles will execute the girls.

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

  • By shelley on 01-02-19

Hunt them down

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-19

This was a really good book! Lots and lots of action and detective work going on from start to finish. I loved it!

  • The King of Bones and Ashes

  • By: J. D. Horn
  • Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 210

Magic is seeping out of the world, leaving the witches who've relied on it for countless centuries increasingly hopeless. While some see an inevitable end of their era, others are courting madness - willing to sacrifice former allies, friends, and family to retain the power they covet. While the other witches watch their reality unravel, young Alice Marin is using magic's waning days to delve into the mystery of numerous disappearances in the occult circles of New Orleans.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bad audio made this annoying to listen to

  • By Kellie on 06-10-18

The King of bones and ashes

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-19

Well...I usually love books on this subject,...but I really didn't enjoy this one. No real action, it is set in a dream world or the confusing characters are trying to figure out things in their heads. This is a talented writer...what happened?

  • Collide

  • The Secret Life of Trystan Scott, Volume 1
  • By: H.M. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jennifer O'Donnell, Sebastian Fields
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

When Mari accidentally overhears that Trystan is in love, she can't believe it. He's pining over some girl that doesn't know he's alive. The confident swagger and endless stream of girls is a facade. It conceals his loneliness and hides how messed up he's really become trying to flee from a life that's battered him to his core. Trystan tries to figure out how to make it clear how much he loves her. But every insincere kiss, every broken promise haunts him because she knows them all.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Cliffhanger

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-28-16

Collide

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-19

Young love is so painfully wonderful! Yes, there is a cliffhanger ending but this high school couple took me back fifty years to when I was that age.