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  • The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

  • By: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Narrated by: Gregg Rizzo
  • Length: 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner relates the experiences of a sailor who has returned from a long sea voyage. The mariner stops a man who is on the way to a wedding ceremony and begins to narrate a story. The wedding-guest's reaction turns from bemusement to impatience to fear to fascination as the mariner's story progresses, as can be seen in the language style: Coleridge uses narrative techniques such as personification and repetition to create a sense of danger, the supernatural, or serenity, depending on the mood in different parts of the poem. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This is something different.

  • By cosmitron on 07-11-18

Good quick read

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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: 07-16-18

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge was a good quick read. It is a poem about a mariner who returns from a voyage at sea.

  • The Sigma Surrogate

  • When Tomorrow Calls
  • By: JT Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Jean Ann Douglass
  • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Keke is a biopunk journalist who won't stop till she exposes the truth. Will her reckless ambition help the surrogates, or harm them? Join Keke on her mission to uncover the biggest story she's ever encountered. You'll meet Jasmine and Marko and get pulled under with Kirsten, who's on the cusp of her own nail-biting story.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A story that is filled with action

  • By cosmitron on 07-13-18

Great Read

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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: 07-16-18

The Sigma Surrogate by J.T. Lawrence was a great read. This was another great read by J.T. Lawrence. It is the year 2021, and there is a group of women that are surrogates. Keke is a journalist that is investigating the surrogates. This book is the prequel to When Tomorrow Calls. I can't wait to read more by J.T. Lawrence.

  • It's Only Funny If You Laugh

  • The Haunting of the Midlands Amusement Park
  • By: Kevin Candela
  • Narrated by: Gary Bennett
  • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

In 1972, the Red Bozos were the friendliest faces in frenetic Midlands Amusement Park. Flash forward four and a half decades: Midlands is a ghost park. Closed long ago and nearly forgotten, even by the locals, it sits shrouded in undergrowth and hill-topping forest surrounded by upscale new homes. Ringed with a decaying fence, hidden from sight, it presents a huge temptation to a group of bored, thrill-seeking youths who are about to learn that terror is, in fact, immortal. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Candela Clowns around with time travel

  • By Ray Johnson on 06-19-18

Good Read

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

It's Only Funny If You Laugh: The Haunting of the Midlands Amusement Park by Kevin Candela was a good quick read. Midlands Amusement Park is an overgrown shut down park. People go to check the place out and things don't go as they think.

  • Repeat with Me: I Am (Inspiring, Aspiring & Motivating) Success Every Moment: In the Spring!

  • By: Edward F. T. Charfauros
  • Narrated by: Monica Jaye
  • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

This audiobook features self-talk messages that can help you to: strengthen confidence and self-esteem, support self-growth and professional development, succeed with relationships (romance, friendships, career, etc.), and more. Use these self-communicating messages within and guide yourself to be the best ideal "YOU" that you have been yearning to be! Reprogram your inner dialogue with Edward F. T. Charfauros' proven self-communication audiobook that assists him in taking control of his life and his destiny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Get up and Boogie !

  • By cosmitron on 06-28-18

Good Read

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

Repeat with Me: I Am (Inspiring, Aspiring & Motivating) Success Every Moment: In the Spring! by Edward F.T. Charfauros was a good read. This was a great book to remind you of what you are. This was a guide to help you be successful everyday.

  • The Pet Set Duet: Goofy Newfies & Itty Bitty Kitties

  • By: Ann Omasta
  • Narrated by: Audra Cook
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

What could possibly be better than fluffy and gentle Goofy Newfies? How about if some playful and adorable Itty Bitty Kitties join in the fun? This heartwarming audiobook features two stories that have it all...wagging tails, lighthearted laughs, adorable animal antics, and all of the positive, happy feelings you crave. It even squeezes in two sweet romances. Whether you are a dog person or a cat person, this audiobook is a feel-good listen that will leave you smiling and appreciating your favorite pet. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read

  • By Ashley Hedden on 07-11-18

Great Read

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

The Pet Set Duet by Ann Omasta was a great read. This set included Goofy Newfies and Itty Bitty Kitty. I enjoyed both stories and following Van, Lily, Julia and Derek. I absolutely loved reading these stories. These were great stories for everyone, no matter if your a dog lover or a cat lover.

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  • Momentary as a Sound

  • An Avery Nolan Adventure, Volume 4
  • By: ML Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Avery Nolan worried for her friend, Agent Graham Braddock, when he chose to stay behind in the Frostfell, but she never expected to see him show up at her door, asking for her help. As she feared, scientists have found a way into the Greensward. Avery and Duncan agree to accompany Braddock back to the land they swore never to visit again so they can stop a war that will tear apart both worlds. However, Avery’s father, Alberon, discovers his daughter’s involvement and has plans of his own. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Awesome Tale

  • By lynda on 07-12-18

Great Read

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

Momentary as a Sound (Avery Nolan #4) was another great read by M.L. Hamilton. Graham chose to stay in the Frostfell in order for Avery, Duncan and Bay to be able to go back home. She is surprised when Graham shows back up to get duncan and Avery’s help. I enjoyed this great conclusion to their story and can’t wait to read more by M.L. Hamilton.

  • Brief as Lightning

  • Avery Nolan Adventure Series, Book 3
  • By: ML Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Avery Nolan promised six-year-old Bay one thing - she’d bring his father home to him. That, however, was harder to accomplish than she’d thought. When Bay is abducted by his grandfather and taken to the Greensward, Avery now has two people depending on her, but she’s unable to find a way into the illusive land and no one seems able to help. Until a visit to her mother provides her with a cryptic message, “Find the rainbow people.” Avery has no idea what this means, but ICE agent Graham Braddock does and he thinks he may have found a portal into the Greensward.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Will she finally find Duncan and Bay?

  • By Lidia Chymkowska on 07-14-18

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

Brief as Lightning (Avery Nolan #3) by M.L. Hamilton was a great read. After Duncan’s disappearance, Avery promised Bay that she would find his father. Little did she know Bay would go missing after his grandfather abducted him. Avery and Graham, the ICE agent, go looking for both Duncan and Bay. I loved reading this book and can’t wait to read the rest of this series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Short as Any Dream

  • An Avery Nolan Adventure, Volume 2
  • By: ML Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Avery moved to Lake Tahoe for the quiet. She didn’t get that. What she found made her question everything she knew about the world. Basil, her aging golden retriever, has aged in reverse. Her new neighbors make flowers grow in winter. And her student, pale-eyed Bay, can freeze a bully’s heart in his chest. Then there’s Duncan. After Duncan is captured in the Greensward, Avery thinks her biggest challenge is to rescue him, until ICE Agent Graham Braddock shows up at her door, claiming Duncan Sommerfeld is an illegal alien. Oh, if he only knew. Even so, she has to keep her promise to Bay - the promise that she would bring his father home to both of them, but how the heck did you accomplish the impossible? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Awesome Listen

  • By lynda on 06-02-18

Great Read

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

Short as any Dream (Avery Nolan #2) by M.L. Hamilton was a great read. Avery thought that things would be much better in Tahoe. She didn't expect to gain and lose Duncan in that time. This was a great read that followed Avery trying to find Duncan.

  • Swift as a Shadow

  • An Avery Nolan Adventure, Book 1
  • By: M.L. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Leaving Sacramento after her divorce, Avery Nolan retreats to Tahoe with her golden retriever, Basil, looking for change. After Basil discovers a hidden clearing with three standing stones, everything that Avery thinks she knows is suddenly upended. Each move she makes brings her closer to a world imagined only in fairy tales and to unraveling the secrets her family has guarded for decades - secrets that will give Avery more adventure than she ever thought imaginable.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it!

  • By Jan M on 06-01-18

Great Read

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

Swift as a Shadow (Avery Nolan #1) by M.L. Hamilton was a great read. Avery has decided to completely change her life. She decides to divorce her husband of ten years and move to Tahoe at her late grandmother's cabin. In Tahoe Avery meets Duncan and his son Bay. After meeting them everything begins changing for Avery. I can't wait to read more of this story and learn more about the characters.

  • Loving a Hero

  • Hero Series, Book 3
  • By: Cheryl Yeko
  • Narrated by: Alan Taylor
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

JEALOUSY: Stan allowed emotional baggage from his childhood to ruin a relationship with Shelly. But when she finds herself in danger, she reaches out to him for protection. Given this second chance, he’s determined to win her back, while keeping her safe from a stalker. SECRETS: Growing up an orphan, Shelly spent her teenage years looking for love in all the wrong places. Pregnant at 18, she swore off men to raise her daughter. Years later, the one man she finally gave a chance to broke her heart. But when danger strikes, he’s the first person she turns to. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quick but Really Good!

  • By G C on 07-06-18

Great Read

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

Loving a Hero was a great read by Cheryl Yeko. Stand and Shelly allowed baggage from their past get in the way of their relationship. That is until she is in danger and calls Stan to help protect her. I absolutely loved reading Stan and Shelly's story.