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Denise K

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  • The Vampire's Last Dance

  • Witch Island Brides, Book 1
  • By: Deanna Chase, Love Spells
  • Narrated by: Traci Odom
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

She’s a witch who carries a family curse, destined to never get her happily ever after. Felicia Patterson has come to terms with the fact that she’ll never get to be with her one true love. But when the sexiest vampire she’s ever seen walks onto Witch Island, she can’t help her fluttering heart. He’s a vampire who’s been burned before, destined to never love again. Christoph Parks has sworn off relationships. In the century that he’s walked the earth, he’s only known heartbreak and disappointment. But one smile from the island’s sassy florist has his icy heart melting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Curses and Fangs

  • By Steph on 07-21-18

Fun story!

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

I really enjoyed this book. I did read it first and loved it so much I got the audible to listen to while out walking. I am loving this series so far. It's fun, light and has me laughing at some of the things that happen in it. I would recommend if you have younger kids to listen with headphones on because it does get a little adult at times. Definitely will be listening to this again when I'm looking for something to pick my spirits up on a down day.

  • The Wolf's New Year Bride

  • A Witch Island Brides Short Story
  • By: Deanna Chase, Love Spells
  • Narrated by: Traci Odom
  • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 27

It’s been one year since the shifter Aron D’Angelo walked out of Frankie Franklyn’s life. But now he’s back on her island, ready to marry another. She knows, she’s seen the vision. Only not everything is as it seems, and by the end of the night, if everything goes as planned, it just might be Frankie at the altar. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great and Very Funny!

  • By Laura Collins on 07-12-18

Laugh out loud fun story!

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

This is a fun, light story to listen to. I listened to it while out on my daily walk and it made the time fly by. I did get some funny looks as I laughed out loud at some of the scenes but...oh well! Definitely will give you a pick me up if you are in a bad mood. The characters are fun and interesting. The narration kept the story alive and fun. I thought she had captured the characters voices very nicely. Definitely a must add to anyone's library.

  • Pandemic: Level 6

  • The Pandemic Series, Book 3
  • By: Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by: John David Farrell, Kris Adams
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

Deadly outbreaks of diseases make headlines, but not at the start. Every pandemic begins small, subtle, and in faraway places. When it arrives, it spreads across oceans and continents, like the sweep of nightfall, killing millions, or even billions. Be prepared to get very, very paranoid. A new post-apocalyptic medical thriller fiction series from author Bobby Akart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 08-30-17

A must read/listen to story!

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

Reviewed: 09-03-17

What made the experience of listening to Pandemic: Level 6 the most enjoyable?

The awesome job the narrators did capturing the characters emotions.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Pandemic: Level 6?

It would be a spoiler to anyone reading this so I decline to say.

Any additional comments?

As with all of the movies I’ve watched and audio books I have listened to, I did read the book first so that I could form in my mind what I see or hear and not what a director or narrator with their own ideas of what a character sounds like can influence me. I have to say the dual narrator team of John David Farrell and Kris Adams got it perfect as to what I thought the characters sounded like in all of the scenes in this engrossing story that Bobby Akart painstakingly wrote.
This being the third book in this series, I have come to really feel the emotions that are flowing within the tight circle of family and friends of Mac and Hunter. I’ll be honest, I did laugh out loud at times as the little comic relief that was added to what is a terrifyingly realistic story brought a much-needed break and I also cried at scenes that well, were just heartbreaking!
In addition to the amazing writing of this story, the narrators hit all the right buttons during each scene with right infliction of grief, happiness, stressfulness, etc. that brought the story totally to life.
I can’t say enough good things about the book or the audio. This is one series that I am so happy to recommend because it is that good. Definitely a must add to everyone’s library of books and audible stories.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pandemic: The Innocents: The Pandemic Series, Book 2

  • By: Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by: John David Farrell, Kris Adams
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218

And so it begins, the virus enters on the quiet feet of The Innocents. It invades each and every one of us. But, they say, plagues are like fires. At some point, they burn themselves out. Or not. Fear and rumor can be far more dangerous than the virus itself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 08-06-17

Amazingly realistic!

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

What made the experience of listening to Pandemic: The Innocents: The Pandemic Series, Book 2 the most enjoyable?

The story line itself and the narration.

What does John David Farrell and Kris Adams bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Their incredible ability of bringing the characters to life.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I had so many emotional ups and downs. There were parts I chuckled at and others that I did cry.

Any additional comments?

As we saw in book one of this series Beginnings, the world is being overcome by a disease so savage that it does not discriminate between any race. Culture, sex or age. All those who come in contact with an infected person will die! The pneumonic plague is one of the oldest and dangerous diseases ever to come into being and it is on its way to killing most of the world’s population with no cure or vaccine in sight!
I am absolutely loving this series! Bobby Akart with his brilliant writing is taking us through the steps of what “could” happen to our world. His writing shows the depth of his research to bring us not just an entertaining story but information on what to do in the event we do face a pandemic in order to survive. The characters might not be real but seem to be and come to life on the pages. As many work to come up with a solution to the pandemic, people are dying by the thousands. Who will survive and will there be a last minute Hail Mary? You will have to read this outstanding story for yourself to find out the answers and I can tell you that you won’t be sorry! This is a series that I am recommending to all my friends and family without any hesitation.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Pandemic: Beginnings

  • The Pandemic Series, Book 1
  • By: Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by: John David Farrell, Kris Adams
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280

Terrorists kidnap and blackmail a young French scientist in Western Africa. The outbreak of an ancient disease kills everyone in a village located in a remote jungle of Guatemala. US government operatives uncover a secret biological laboratory in Trinidad. An isolated death at the hands of this killer virus is discovered in Greece. Is there a connection, or are these simply a string of coincidences?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you liked "Hot Zone" you will love this!

  • By Bryon L on 08-03-17

Love this series!

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

Reviewed: 07-11-17

Where does Pandemic: Beginnings rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 5

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes it did! With the realistic writing, the author makes you feel as if you are part of the story.

Have you listened to any of John David Farrell and Kris Adams ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have heard John David Farrell's narrations prior to this one and he does an amazing job with this story. I haven't heard Kris Adams narrate before but feel she did doing a wonderful job with this story.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I had so many emotional moments. From yelling out loud to crying. This story is very realistic.

Any additional comments?

I have read and listened to many of this author's books and have loved each one. The Pandemic series is one that scares me the most with it being more of a possibility of coming to fruition with all of the terrorism in today's world.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Shiloh Ranch

  • The Blackout Series, Book 4
  • By: Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by: John David Farrell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503

The strongest emotion of man is fear, and...fear of the unknown is the greatest fear of all. Could you face fear head-on? This fast-paced post-apocalyptic dystopian fiction series from author Bobby Akart has been hailed as a masterpiece of EMP survival fiction. Prepare to learn, as well as be entertained, as the Blackout series continues with Shiloh Ranch. After a perilous journey replete with highs and lows around every turn, the Rymans reach their destination only to face guns pointing at them from all directions. Did they make a mistake?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Difficult listen...great book

  • By Lori on 02-23-17

My favorite so far!

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

Reviewed: 03-04-17

What made the experience of listening to Shiloh Ranch the most enjoyable?

Though I did enjoy the first narrator of the books, I found this narrator to be be more spot on with how I could hear the characters in my head as I was reading the book. I always read the book before listening to the audible. Kind of like reading before watching the movie.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I feel Alex has become quite a fighter and is such a strong character in this series. She has a good head on her shoulders and uses common sense when it is needed.

Have you listened to any of John David Farrell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I haven't listened before but look forward to hearing more of his work.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I cried, laughed, swore and cheered while reading and listening to it. Bobby Akart has a way of bring the characters to life that you forget they are just a character in a book.

Any additional comments?

This is such a good series. One that I can recommend without hesitation.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Turning Point: A Post-Apocalyptic EMP Survival Fiction Series

  • The Blackout Series, Book 3
  • By: Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 772
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 712
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 710

In Turning Point, the Ryman family faces a life altering decision - should we stay or should we go? The oldest and strongest emotion in man is fear, and the strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. Will Americans flee the urban centers, the proverbial golden hordes, for the countryside? Will it be safer than the cities? Turning Point will lead the Ryman family into a complex, inexplicable world where danger lurks around every bend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me on the edge of my seat!

  • By Denise K on 02-23-17

Kept me on the edge of my seat!

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

Reviewed: 02-23-17

Any additional comments?

Turning Point is an engrossing story following the Ryman family as they try to reach safety after an EMP has taken out the grids. What they meet along the way is what I would expect the world to be like at this point. They some how keep their heads and persevere as they travel encountering people who mean to harm them. I absolutely love this series and how Bobby Akart brings realism into the story. Looking forward to the next book in the series to listen to on audible!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Civil War

  • The Orphans, Book 5
  • By: Mike Evans
  • Narrated by: Eric A. Shelman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 34

Book five begins almost one year from the fateful release of the drug that started it all. Wage war alongside Shaun and Ellie with the rest of the group as the threats increase and the threatened fight back! Lives will be lost but those that refuse to back down will have to fight harder than ever before to see one more day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm in shock

  • By KS on 03-26-18

Amazing story line

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

Reviewed: 12-16-16

If you could sum up Civil War in three words, what would they be?

Not everyone survives!

What did you like best about this story?

I love the realism of this story.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Emotional scenes had me crying. Felt like I was losing friends.

Any additional comments?

This in an absolutely gripping story! The narrator did an excellent job of capturing the true personalities with his reading of it! I definitely enjoyed listening to this story!

  • Scabs: The Gemini Exception

  • By: Eric A. Shelman
  • Narrated by: Eric A. Shelman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

A strange phenomenon occurs out of nowhere: an omnipresent light that engulfs the entire planet. Humanity is forever changed by the light. NOAA and NASA are mystified. People soon face a new threat; even the smallest, most insignificant injury will no longer heal. Doctors cannot stop it. The sick do not die. They change. They are Scabs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good!

  • By Pete's mom on 10-09-15

Loved the story and narration!

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

Reviewed: 09-25-16

What did you love best about Scabs: The Gemini Exception?

I found this story to be very engrossing and also scary! I did read it first and then listened to the narration which gave a different feeling to the story as the narrator did an excellent job with holding my interest. I did have nightmares from this story and definitely check out any cuts I get for all encasing scabs!

Who was your favorite character and why?

I found all of the characters were great and all played an imporatant part in this book.

Which character – as performed by Eric A. Shelman – was your favorite?

Mr. Shelman narrated this story using different voices for each character which led to the enjoyment of listening to the story. Each character was my favorite in their own right.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I had nightmares about this story! The horror of the creatures and the description of them were unbelievably realistic!

Any additional comments?

I can't wait to listen to Scabs II