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  • Lost Solace

  • By: Karl Drinkwater
  • Narrated by: Marisha Tapera
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Opal is on a mission. She's been seeking something her whole life. Something she is willing to die for. And she thinks it might be on a Lost Ship. Opal has stolen Clarissa, an experimental, AI-controlled spaceship, from the military. Together they have tracked down a Lost Ship in a lonely nebula far from colonized space. The Lost Ship is falling into the gravity well of a neutron star and will soon be truly lost...forever. Legends say the ships harbor death, but there's no time for indecision. Opal gears up to board it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Smart Sci-Fi!

  • By Michael Hicks on 02-09-19

Scifi

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

Reviewed: 03-18-19

I love scifi and I thought this would be up my street. Unfortunately, the author lost me from the beginning. I did not feel the tension or suspense and I also found it slow going. However, I have noticed that a lot of the reviewers loved it so it could be just me.
This was not for me but others might like it more than I did.

  • Make-Believe Honeymoon

  • Make-Believe Series, Book 3
  • By: Vivi Holt
  • Narrated by: Amanda Stribling
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Callum McKenzie, a former Navy SEAL, struggles to open himself up to love. So, when he books a ticket on a honeymoon cruise for a case, he has to find someone to play the role of doting wife. He hires someone, based on a recommendation from a friend, but when he meets the petite single mother, Callum has misgivings. He’s attracted to her in a way he’s never felt before, but he’s her boss. Can he keep things professional between them and fight his forbidden feelings long enough to solve the case? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Private Eyes!

  • By Sophie Koufes on 03-18-19

Clean romance

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

Reviewed: 03-18-19

I didn't like this one as much as I did the others in this series. I found the main female character hard to believe to be honest and did not feel in the romance between her and her love interest. I did like the setting though. I have never been on a cruise but just by listening I felt I was there with the characters.

  • Budget Cooking: A Guide to Healthy Eating Habits & Saving Money

  • By: Ash Mahoney
  • Narrated by: Aida-Maria Boiesan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 6

Author Ash Mahoney shares tips to healthy eating on a budget. After being in college, cooking on a budget, Ash wants to you to have his greatest tips for saving money on food, so you stick to your plans for healthy eating without breaking the bank.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good tips

  • By CNBA on 01-21-19

Nothing new.

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

Reviewed: 03-18-19

For me I found nothing new in this because I already do this and more. However, I did like the recipes in this book.

  • Original Secrets

  • Whispering Pines Mystery Series, Book 3
  • By: Shawn McGuire
  • Narrated by: Sandra Murphy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

The Northwoods village of Whispering Pines used to be a safe haven for outsiders, but after three deaths in two months, it’s become a hotbed of murder. Exhausted from being the only law enforcement official on duty, while also trying to open a bed-and-breakfast, Jayne O’Shea welcomes the escape she finds in her grandmother’s journals. Each entry gives her a deeper understanding of why her grandparents moved to the secluded spot so long ago. But as questions are answered, deeply hidden secrets are unearthed.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Charming and easy

  • By Yuri on 02-14-19

Not for me.

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

Reviewed: 03-18-19

I liked the book cover and description and I was even hooked at the beginning but as the story progressed I found that I lost interest. I found it to be slow going for me. I would have prefered more action or for something to happen.
This is not for me but others might enjoy it more than I did.

  • Priced to Kill

  • Cindy York Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: Catherine Bruns
  • Narrated by: Amy Deuchler
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Some secrets aren’t meant to stay buried forever. Real estate agent and super sleuth Cindy York has always been haunted by thoughts of her childhood friend, Paul Steadman, who committed suicide 25 years ago. A high school reunion and the prospective sale of his former home - where Cindy was the one to discover his lifeless body - bring the memories back in full force. But Cindy gets more than she negotiated for when new information comes to light that convinces her Paul’s death was anything but self-inflicted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great cozy mystery

  • By Delta Stet on 02-20-19

Loved it.

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

Reviewed: 03-18-19

I really liked the first book and couldn't wait to listen to the second. I figured who did it early on and why but I did not really care. I loved the characters and what they got up to. The daughter I did feel like slapping she got on my nerves but she is a teenager and some of them act this way.
I would recommend it to those who don't mind putting the peieces of the puzzle together before the characters do.

  • Quantum Physics

  • A Beginners Guide to How Quantum Physics Affects Everything Around Us
  • By: Carl Weston
  • Narrated by: Jason R. Gray
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

There is no real limit in the discipline of physics. It involves matters that are as huge as the galaxy to things as small as neutrons. This audiobook deals with the smallest side of it, which is the branch of quantum physics. Throughout the course of this audiobook, you will get a much better understanding of quantum physics starting from the basic concepts to some in-depth information. You will also see a lot of math and calculus in the audiobook since quantum physics uses many concepts from those subjects.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By Layla on 03-18-19

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 03-18-19

I would have liked a better structure to this book since I felt it went from one thing than to another. You do need to have your brain engaged to understand what the author is saying. But it is a book that makes you think.
You do need a little knowledge in chemistry like understand what an electron, newtrons, particles, etc are since they are mentioned without being told what they are. Otherwise you will not get far before you loose interest.
Loved the narrator, he had a clear voice and was easy to understand.

  • CBD & Hemp Oil

  • A Practical Users Guide for CBD and Hemp Oils and How They Help for Pain Relief, Anxiety, Depression and Much More. This Book Will Teach You All You Need to Know.
  • By: Ryan Timmons
  • Narrated by: Cliff Weldon
  • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Or the chronic aches and pains that just don’t seem to go away? Maybe you're just fed up of trying endless types of prescription drugs or so-called miracle cures? If this sounds all too familiar, then listen to this audiobook. Like many people when it comes to CBD oil, you’re a bit skeptical about all the hype, and probably have heard the word cannabis being thrown around far too often making you feel a bit uneasy. You probably have questions on your mind such as, are there any side effects? Listen to find out more....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I thought it would be.

  • By Layla on 03-18-19
  • CBD & Hemp Oil
  • A Practical Users Guide for CBD and Hemp Oils and How They Help for Pain Relief, Anxiety, Depression and Much More. This Book Will Teach You All You Need to Know.
  • By: Ryan Timmons
  • Narrated by: Cliff Weldon

Not what I thought it would be.

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

Reviewed: 03-18-19

This book covers many uses and benefits of CBD and Hemp oil. Legalization was partly addressed and understanding the need for a pure product. I listened to it out of curiousity since it has been on the news a lot.
The narrator had a clear voice and did not add any emotion to the reading.

  • Ketogenic Diet & Intermittent Fasting for Beginners, 2 Book Bundle

  • How Keto & Intermittent Fasting Can Give You the Ultimate Weight Loss Clarity You Need, Plus Essential Recipes & Meal Plans
  • By: Diana Lor, Anna Watson
  • Narrated by: Mike Carnes
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

Are you tired of starting out on brand new dieting strategies every month, only to discover they don’t actually work? Sick of having to count calories tirelessly every single day in an effort to curtail what you eat? Are you disappointed with the minimal results you’ve achieved despite putting all of your dedication into a diet that demands strict limitations? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then it’s about time you discovered the power of intermittent fasting and the ketogenic diet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Informative.

  • By Listening is Reading on 02-17-19

Informative.

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

I found this book to be informative with some easy recipes.
I have been thinking of doing the ketogenic diet so for a beginner this was great for me.
The intermittent fasting I have tried and I have to admit it is difficult but I did lose weight and stayed at the desired weight however intermittent dieting is for life but once you adapt to it it is a great type of diet.
The narrator has a clear voice and is easy to understand.

  • Negative Exposure

  • Killer Shots Mysteries
  • By: Lisa B. Thomas
  • Narrated by: Karen Krause
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

After losing her fiance, friends, and job, Wendy Fairmont moves back to her hometown to lick her wounds and start over. But when she discovers the man next door may have been murdered, she's sucked into an investigation that isn't making her too popular with the new neighbors.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A cozy mystery with a ghost-inhabited cat.......

  • By Katie on 02-01-19

cozy mystery

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

I guessed who did it wrong which is a huge thing for me. This shows that the author knows how to make the reader not think about this particular character.
It was a fun listen and I am looking forward to reading other works by this author.
I would recommend it.

  • Wanted

  • The Chase Ryder Series, Book 1
  • By: Jo Ho
  • Narrated by: Heather Masters
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

I'd been living on the streets for around eight months before I lost count. It wasn't easy, but it was still preferable to what I had to deal with at home. In all that time, unable to trust anyone, I had been alone (I knew from experience that people always failed you). Then one day, while out searching for food, I stumbled upon this mangy dog being attacked. It wasn't a big deal to help him, but then he ended up saving my life which is when I realized there was something special about him: Muttface wasn't a normal dog - he was crazy intelligent. I'm talking Mensa levels. And he wasn't an accident either, having recently escaped from a mysterious lab.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved This!

  • By Karen M. on 01-06-18

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

I really liked this book. It is fast paced from the beginning right to the end. I liked the characters and it had a predictable plot but the author had a way of writing which kept you listening to the audiobook.
I would recommend this book.