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  • Soul Shift

  • The Charming Shifter Mystery Series, Book 4
  • By: Calinda B
  • Narrated by: Aiya Islam
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

It's no joke that D'Raynged takes slacking his undead life away wicked seriously. He's a vampire of simple needs. All he wants is warm blood, his roommate's Netflix password, and to be left the hell out of all the supernatural crap that keeps happening to Chia Petit (aforementioned town manager, roommate, and best-friend-that-he-may-or-may-not-be-in-love-with). Household maintenance is definitely not on his to-do list, especially not when it comes to the boiling red energy leak in Chia's bedroom ceiling that is dripping ghosts of all the former shifters and humans killed on her watch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Urban Fantasy

  • By Layla on 12-15-18

Urban Fantasy

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

Reviewed: 12-15-18

This was slightly different to the other books in the series. I am glad the main character did not change her mind or couldn't make her mind up in who she loved. There is a love triangle but the main female character was steadyfast in who she wanted.
There is a twist in the end and a few funny moments too.
This is for adults due to certain suitations in the book.

  • Priscilla Pratt Mysteries Box Set #1-4: A Vampire & Baking Cozy Mystery Series Box Set

  • By: Melissa Monroe
  • Narrated by: Cindy Kay
  • Length: 23 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Priscilla Pratt is the friendly vampire who owns Fangs in Fondant, the best bakery in picturesque Bellmare, Massachusetts. But Priscilla keeps getting mixed up - in murder! Whet your appetite for mystery with this cozy mystery audiobook box set! 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good series

  • By CRAZY4PEANUTBUTTER on 12-15-18

Love it

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

I listened to the first book a while ago and gave it three stars. I saw this box set and decided to listen to all four books since the first book had me intrigued even though there was something I didn't like.
I would recommend listening to all four because you get a better picture of the characters and it also gets interesting. My favorite is the fourth book. Something happens that I did not expect and I found it funny at times.
There is no sexual content or profanity with some violence so it is suitable for all.

  • The Chronicles of Starlyn

  • By: Craig A Price Jr
  • Narrated by: Shelley Roit
  • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 8

Starlyn loves her mother and desperately searches for any way to help her, yet it seems there is little she can do but sit and watch. Even the kheshlarn healers and herbalists are stunned and cannot find a way. Other kheshlars turn away from her aid, afraid of a weakness - an illness - in her bloodline, and would rather her mother die than taint the others with her weakness. Starlyn’s sister, Arria, refuses to sit and watch as their mother dies and takes more drastic measures to try and save their mother. She dives into the restricted books in the kheshlarn library about dark magic. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • An okay prequel to The Crimson Claymore

  • By Al on 10-31-18

The Chronicles of Starlyn

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

Like the others I found the narrator put me off. The story was OK, I would still read the next book just to see what happens next.
I liked this authors Dragonia series that is why I picked this one but it is not as good as the other series. I will still give it a chance since it might get better.

  • Shield of Winter

  • Legend of the Gods, Book 2
  • By: Aaron Hodges
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Alana has been captured. She expected an agonizing death to follow, but instead, she now finds herself a guest of the Tsar. Locked away amidst the wealth and luxury, it isn’t long before she learns the reason she was spared - her entire life has been a lie. Her true identity lurks within, chained by magic, but with promises of untold power. It terrifies her, and yet she must know the truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprise! The truth is hard to swallow!

  • By Paul Vasquez on 12-04-18

Love it!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

I loved the first book so when I saw this I thought I have to get my hands on it and it did not disappoint.
We see the story through multiple POV's but I liked this since we get to see what is happening with the other characters. They do meet up towards the end but not like you would expect.
I found this book to be a lot faster paced then book one and the author I believe did the suspense really well. It starts off slow but it gradually builds up, a bit like a snow ball at the top of a hill. It is small to begin with but as it goes down the hill it builds up in speed and size. This book is the same. The author had me glued to my head phones and my heart beating really fast in anticipation.
I can not wait for the third book.
Due to situations the characters find themselves in (which is a bit of a surprise because I was not expecting it) this is more for an older audience.

  • Summer of '79

  • By: Darren Sapp
  • Narrated by: Eddie Frierson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Devil’s Backbone dirt road weaves through tall East Texas trees. The eerie Claymore mansion sits silently along the path. Thirteen-year-old Kevin Bishop and friends plan to spend their summer swimming, playing baseball, and erecting a massive fort in the nearby woods. Their daily journey requires a bike ride down that road and by that mansion - the site of a gruesome unsolved murder near the turn-of-the-century. They stumble upon evidence to solve the mystery as unforeseen adversaries make this a summer they’ll ever forget. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Summer

  • By April H. on 11-01-18

Not what I expected.

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

I actually liked this book more then I thought I would. The author I thought wrote this book really well. The characters acted their age and when the narrator was reading I felt it. Some authors I find don't always do this really well.
It does start of slow but it builds up.
I would highly recommend this book. If you liked stand by me then you'll love this one.

  • Al Clark, Book 2: Avalon

  • By: Mr. Jonathan G. Meyer
  • Narrated by: Timothy McKean
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

One thousand people left a failing Earth to embark on a 30-year journey to a promising new world. All passengers were placed in hibernation pods, to be awakened one month before obtaining orbit around their new home. The starship they traveled in was fully automatic and worked almost flawlessly. When they arrived, they found a virgin world of breathtaking beauty, with sparkling water and clean, fresh air. Avalon was paradise. What these pioneering colonists would soon discover is...paradise comes at a price.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • SciFi

  • By Layla on 12-10-18

SciFi

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

It took me a little longer then expected to get into the book and I have to admit that I have not read or listened to book one. However I did not feel I was missing anything. It is actually an interesting read and different to other scifi books that I have read.
I also liked the narrator in this book I felt he suited the story.

  • Because You're Mine

  • By: Marin Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Wally Schrass
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

Levin Crowdley is engaged to the man of her dreams, or so she thought. That is, until a stranger appears on her doorstep to suggest Alec, her adoring fiancé, is anything but. No one has ever left Alec. More precisely; no one has ever left Alec and lived to tell about it. Levin's life is now about survival, a game of cat and mouse as Alec pursues her. And the second he catches her, he’s never letting go. ’Til death do them part.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Left me wanting more

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-18-18

Thriller

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

This book is more for adults due to the situation the characters find themselves in and the author is not scared to use profanity or crude language. This actually gives you a picture of what the main male character is like.
However, I found it is not for me. I liked the description and I knew there was going to be profanity but I found it hard to listen too.
This is a personal opinion and others might disagree with me and love it. There is nothing wrong with the plot, it is just not for me.
If you don't mind significant amount of profanity and love thrillers then this book is for you.

  • Infinite Mayhem

  • A Roak: Galactic Bounty Hunter Novel
  • By: Jake Bible
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Roak has a plan. It is not a good plan. It is not an easy plan. But it is a plan. And with a crew he doesn't want, a nemesis who is always one step ahead, and the power of the Galactic Fleet about to come down on him with all its might, Roak is going to need every ounce of his experience and skill as the galaxy's greatest and deadliest bounty hunter to execute the plan. If his infinite enemies don't execute him first! 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't get Enough

  • By Cindy on 11-06-18

Scifi

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

I liked the story and even the characters. It was fast paced and there was plenty of suspence. What I did not like was the amount of profanity. I have read a book that had more profanity then this story however, I felt it suited the character so it did not put me off and I felt the author did it in such away that it did not put you off. However, in this case I felt at time it was forced and it made me cringe. Other then this it is a really good book.
I gave the plot and characters four stars but with the profanity it's a three for me. Others might not care as much as I did and love it.

  • Eamon

  • Cowboys and Debutantes, Book 3
  • By: Vivi Holt, Cowboys and Debutantes
  • Narrated by: Dawson McBride
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Eamon thinks he has love and life figured out. A successful accountant, full of confidence and charm, he's got it all, including the beautiful girlfriend and the high flying job. But when his brother inherits a ranch in south Georgia, he leaves everything behind to help him run it. Emily Zhu is a driven and ambitious surgeon from Boston. Everything in her life is structured and planned, down to the last detail. When Eamon and Emily's paths collide at a wedding, they fight an immediate attraction. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love takes Courage

  • By Danielle Carpenter on 10-25-18

Sweet romance

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

I have listened/read many of this authors books but I found that I could not get into this one. There is nothing wrong with it, it is just I couldn't connect with the characters.
Others might like it more then I did.

  • Vamp City

  • By: C. D. Brown
  • Narrated by: Veronica Giguere
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

All Sophia Fontanelle wanted was to be left alone. On the run from New Orleans and its vampire council, she heads to Los Angeles to start a new life. But when the Caballero, the ancient peacekeeper rumored to be the great Zorro himself, is murdered, Sophia finds herself caught up in a fight to clear her name. Threatened by a 1950s-era gangster turned vamp by the Caballero himself, can she survive in Vamp City

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank You Mr. Brown for THIS 🌠🌠🌠🌠❕

  • By Susan K. on 10-12-18

Vampires

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

The book was OK but I couldn't seem to connect with the characters. The narrator did a great job in voicing the characters.