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Bookwurm

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  • Jade Ihara Adventures Book 1
  • By: David Wood, Sean Ellis
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

While excavating a previously uncharted passage beneath the ancient city of Teotihuacan, archaeologist Jade Ihara makes a startling discovery: enormous stone spheres, arranged to resemble a model of the solar system, slowly orbiting a golden sun. Even more fantastic, when Jade attempts to move one of the spheres, she catches a glimpse of the future...a premonition that will save her life and launch her into a desperate race to unlock the mysterious secret of the oracular orbs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Science geeks, arise!

  • By Jan on 06-30-16

Good Archaeological Thriller

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

Reviewed: 09-07-16

Good narrator. Must listen carefully. I usually listen at night and kept falling asleep, so I missed some things. Will listen to it again as the subject matter is very interesting to me, and I would like to hear book 2 when available. I received this audio book for free in exchange for an honest review.

  • The Pink Bus and Other Strange Tales from Lala Land

  • By: G. Michael Vasey
  • Narrated by: Lorraine Ansell
  • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 6

The Pink Bus and Other Strange Tales from Lala Land by G. Michael Vasey is a collection of magical vignettes and short stories about living, dying, death, and the other side. Thrill to the strangeness, and humor, of the pink bus; shiver and shudder at the creepy mirror antics faced by Andrew; delight in the tale of "Déjà vu" - and wonder to yourselves about the nature of reality, the capabilities (so often under-utilized) of human beings and the mysteries of dreaming, life, and death.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not My Cup of Tea

  • By Bookwurm on 09-07-16

Not My Cup of Tea

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

Reviewed: 09-07-16

Quick listen, but not my cup of tea. Thought the subject matter would be a little deeper, but still an easy listen. Just wasn’t what I was hoping for. I was given this audio book for free in exchange for an honest review.

  • Baby City

  • An Inside Look into Labor & Delivery
  • By: Freida McFadden, Kelley Stoddard
  • Narrated by: Lori Moran
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

There are only three things in this world that are certain: death, taxes, and babies. Nobody knows this truth better than Emily McCoy, a third-year resident working in Baby City, the affectionate nickname for the busy Labor and Delivery unit at a New York City hospital. On a typical day in Baby City, Emily delivers more babies than the number of hours of sleep she manages to squeeze in that night. And definitely more than the number of dates she's been on since she started her training in OB/GYN two years earlier.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Reads like fiction, still interesting

  • By Kate Kratochvil on 05-03-16

Some Redeeming Qualilties, But Not My Favorite

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

Reviewed: 09-07-16

I did not like the main character, nor was I interested in her personal life. Liked the birthing sections the best. Interesting behind-the-scenes look, though, at an ob-gyn’s life. I received this audio book for free in exchange for an honest review.

  • One Step Ahead

  • Memoirs of a Gentlemen Thief
  • By: W.C. Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Rich McVicar
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18

Fresh off the exposé of an organized crime syndicate, an award-winning investigative reporter lives in fear for his life. Relocating to Detroit under a new government issued identity, Nathan Davies finds himself dealing with the underbelly of American society once again. America's most notorious thief, Zachary Landon, thrives upon the wealthy residents of the Motor City. Only targeting those who oppress the weak, Landon has become known as a modern day Robin of the Hood.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One step ahead

  • By MeDi on 07-01-16

Stories of a Gentlemen Thief-Very Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 09-07-16

Very good narration of these well written short stories of a gentlemen thief. Would like to hear more of his work. I received this audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review.

  • Science Fiction Anthology

  • Volume 1
  • By: Ray Jay Perreault
  • Narrated by: Christopher M. Allport
  • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Four sci-fi short stories where you'll find good computers, people who regret their past, and an explanation for something you're familiar with.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating threads left untied

  • By Matthew on 08-15-16

Great Short Science Fiction Stories

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

Reviewed: 09-07-16

I enjoyed these 4 science fiction stories by Ray Jay Perreault. Interesting characters and storylines made for an enjoyable listen. Look forward to more of his writing in the future. I received a free copy of this audiobook for an honest review.”

  • The Death and Rebirth of Anne Bonny

  • By: Nancy Fulda
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Barbetta
  • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Award-winning author Nancy Fulda presents six stories of hope, heartache, humor and dignity. Within these pages, curses transmute into blessings, friends become enemies, possible futures collide with nonexistent pasts, and imaginary friends take on corporeal form. From invisible pets to magical islands, from a child with autism to a dying multimillionaire, these stories will touch your heart and leave your thoughts spinning long after the last page has been listened.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Series of Short Stories

  • By Jessica on 08-26-16

Interesting, But I've Heard Better

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

Reviewed: 09-07-16

I was a little disappointed in these stories. Not all of them made sense to me and some seemed to end abruptly. Just not my cup of tea. I received a free copy of this audiobook for an honest review.”

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  • Prodigal

  • Lost Imperials, Book 2
  • By: Sherry Ficklin, Tyler Jolley
  • Narrated by: Gwendolyn Druyor
  • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Stein has been with the Hollows for as long as she can remember. Taken as a child, she has no memories of her past - and that's always been fine by her. Until the day she stumbles across a hidden journal containing the devastating truth about her paternity. Now everything she thought she knew - and everyone she thought she could trust - has changed. The truth about who she is and where she came from is a secret so deep, it will rock the Hollows and the Tesla Institute alike.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More than steampunk. Tesla, genetics,& deep story

  • By MelHay on 02-23-16

Listen to Book 1 First

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

Reviewed: 04-26-16

I confess I was lost right from the beginning of this book. Steampunk does not hold much excitement for me anyway. Please listen to Book 1 first, as I wish I had done.

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com."

  • The Rules of Dreaming

  • By: Bruce Hartman
  • Narrated by: Neal Arango
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

A beautiful graduate student suspects that her psychiatrist is ruled by the fantasies of a poet who's been dead for 200 years....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An engrossing mystery!

  • By Donnie Burgess on 04-03-16

An Absorbing Story-Many Twists and Turns

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

Reviewed: 04-26-16

This was a great mystery whodunit. The characters were quirky and fascinating in their quest to find the murderer of the opera singer that takes place 7 years prior.

You just want to devour the book to get to the bottom of the mystery, but try to savor the rich characterizations, and plot development. I look forward to listening again.

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com."

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  • Cedar Ridge

  • By: Michael Robertson Jr
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

Nothing is known about what happens inside the walls of Cedar Ridge resort except that 95 percent of troubled married couples leave with all their problems solved. A miracle, some might say, but also a mystery. Ready to give up, ready to finally say the word "divorce", Melissa Keaton receives an anonymous message on an online forum and soon finds herself on the way to Cedar Ridge with her husband, hoping the resort will be the answer she's been looking for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "You must do whatever I say at all times".

  • By Christina on 03-10-16

A Different Kind of Thriller

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

Reviewed: 03-30-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Cedar Ridge to be better than the print version?

Did not read the print version.

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

Yes. Very exciting with lots of twists and turns. Kept you guessing the whole way through.

What does J. Scott Bennett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He did a good job with the narration. Very easy to listen to, very believable characters.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Can't think of anything clever.

Any additional comments?

I was provided a free copy of this book courtesy of Audiobook Blast in exchange for an honest review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Moving Soul

  • By: Joshua Criss
  • Narrated by: Joshua Criss
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

It was 335 years ago that a settler in the Virginia colonies completed a sacrificial spell and buried a legendary occult book for the next one destined to find it. Now that person is Darin Dague, a freshman at Jamestown University and deranged sociopath. His chosen target for the spell is his shy, studious roommate, Louis Paige. Even as Louis struggles to put the pieces of Darin's scheme together, he finds himself trapped in a parallel reality where he must prevent his own sacrifice, save the girl he loves, and thwart Darin's plan....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story.

  • By Andre Higgins on 01-24-16

Thrilling and Exciting Without Being Too Scary

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

Reviewed: 02-09-16

Would you listen to The Moving Soul again? Why?

Probably not. Now that I know the outcome, it wouldn't be as exciting the second time around.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Louis. He didn't let his limitations stop him from doing what was right. I liked seeing him grow in confidence as the book progressed.

What does Joshua Criss bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I wasn't crazy about his narration at first, but he grew on me. I just like being read to.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was very glad when Louis finally got the girl.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed the book and would be interested in reading other titles by this author.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.