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  • The Splendid and Extraordinary Life of Beautimus Potamus

  • By: Peggy A. Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

The mystical green planet of Rendaz is home to devout goddess worshiper and university professor, middle-aged Beautimus Potamus - who also happens to be a hippo plagued by hot flashes and poor self-esteem. Beautimus forms an alliance with Samuel S. Goodwings, a younger womanizing, atheist praying mantis. When these two are together, life morphs from the mundane into the fantastic. Our unlikely duo solve mysteries, bring a murderer to justice, and even help end a war, while experiencing their own trials, triumphs, and tragedies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A BOOK FOR THE FUTURE

  • By M Stein on 11-10-17

Audioboom Book review

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

Reviewed: 01-03-18

What did you like best about The Splendid and Extraordinary Life of Beautimus Potamus? What did you like least?

I liked the plot the story took sometime to figure out but once in it was a good listen. I did not love the voices. Some sounded very childish. Too high pitched.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Breach

  • Breach, Book 1
  • By: K. I. Lynn
  • Narrated by: Rachel Orlin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

Delilah Palmer has always maintained control of her life and outward personality, blocking the truth that's just below the surface. Using a façade meant to be normal and hide the scars of her childhood, she's made a good life for herself. Becoming a successful lawyer, she is finally free from the tortured past that haunts her daily - until he comes along and breaks open the cracks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Give me more...

  • By Smash on 02-12-16

Dark and twisty but oh so sweet!

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

Reviewed: 07-26-16

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

Dark, twisty and sweet.

Would you be willing to try another book from K. I. Lynn? Why or why not?

Yes, I would love to finish the story as this left me guessing for sure. If it comes out on audible I will be very excited to review it for her!

Which character – as performed by Rachel Orlin – was your favorite?

I guess I would have to say, Nathan. Plus he was my favorite character so there is that. I loved they way he talked to Lila in all aspects of the book, not just the sex scenes.

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

When Lila crashed and burned made me relive some not so fun moments in my life. It was very moving and very well written.

Any additional comments?

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

  • Her Unforgettable Laugh: A Pride and Prejudice Variation

  • Her Unforgettable Laugh Series, Book 1
  • By: Linda Thompson
  • Narrated by: Nancy Peterson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

Dark curls and an unforgettably sweet laugh were all he knew of his sister's rescuer. Later, a second glimpse showed her to be lovely, and he heard her melodious laugh again. Darcy wondered what it would be like to meet this remarkable, and remarkably lovely, young woman. Would the spirit that caused her to go to the aid of a stranger be able to bring some joy to his lonely life? Would they ever meet, or would he always be left wondering?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Forgettable

  • By Amazon CustomerBeliever on 02-16-17

Very interesting For a Pride and Prejudice fan

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

Reviewed: 07-22-16

What did you like best about Her Unforgettable Laugh: A Pride and Prejudice Variation? What did you like least?

I love Pride and Prejudice so, I did really enjoy this book. I have listened to many variations of the story and it was a much more detailed version. I always saw Elizabeth as a bit of a rebellious woman, but this book doesn't really give that impression as I do so enjoy.

What did you like best about this story?

I know that Caroline is supposed to be a sh*t but this much felt a bit heavy. Books need to have an antagonist but I am not sure this extreme would have been to Ms. Austen's approval.

Which character – as performed by Nancy Peterson – was your favorite?

I would have to say Georgiana was my favorite. I think she really got the sweet and shy young lady. I also loved Darcy's pet name for her.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

I sure wood. I am very excited to see where it goes in book 2.

Any additional comments?

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • How to Kill an Incubus

  • By: Kimber Lee
  • Narrated by: Melissa Barr
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

"Rainelle, you were eye-f--king me in the casino." Rae couldn't exactly deny what Andrei, the king of the incubi, said so matter-of-factly. But she is her father's daughter and having a forbidden liaison with a sinfully irresistible demon king is not something her demon hunter father would have approved of. With just one glance from Andrei's piercing cerulean eyes, however, she found herself being plunged into delightful unknown territories, and only half-caring whether she should sink or swim.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable......But

  • By Lori on 07-27-16

Wow, not what I expected BUT oh so much better

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

Reviewed: 07-20-16

If you could sum up How to Kill an Incubus in three words, what would they be?

Steamy, funny, and amazing

Who was your favorite character and why?

My Favorite character was Andre. I love a tough guy who doesn't know how to deal with his feelings. There is something so endearing about a man who chooses to be kind and soft to those he loves rather than keeping everything hidden inside.

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

I loved just about everything in this book! The story was amazing the writing impeccable and the narration was almost perfect. I really liked the steamy scenes like any self-respecting romance novel reader, but that was certainly not all. the only bad part was that I could hear a bit of an accent when she said her "R's"

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

There is something so satisfying as being killed by an orgasm.

Any additional comments?

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

  • Balance

  • The Divine Book One
  • By: M.R. Forbes
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 668
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 619

My name is Landon Hamilton. Once upon a time I was a twenty-three year old security guard, trying to regain my life after spending a year in prison for stealing people's credit card numbers. Now, I'm dead. Okay, I was supposed to be dead. I got killed after all; but a funny thing happened after I had turned the mortal coil...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly good!

  • By Raymond on 05-12-14

Funny, for Angels vs Demons

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

Reviewed: 07-20-16

What made the experience of listening to Balance the most enjoyable?

Essentially the flow of the story was about the main characters learning about his powers and keeping the balance of good and evil.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Landon was by far my favorite character. He was very witty and made the story flow very quickly. His constant battle with himself over dark and light was easy to relate to.

Which scene was your favorite?

The best part was when he was starting to form his team and when his human hacker friend became a "touched one".

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

Good and Evil is not as clear as night and day.

Any additional comments?

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 Dark Masters

  • Tales of Nevaeh, Volume II
  • By: David Wind
  • Narrated by: Helene McCardle
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Charged with an epic journey, Areenna of Freemorn and Mikaal of Tolemac make the dangerous trek to the desolate Frozen Mountains. There, armed with their psychic abilities, swords, and bow, they must uncover the legends of the past. But what awaits them is a millennia-old secret that threatens all of Neveah. Do Areenna and Mikaal have the power and strength to defeat the Dark Masters and save the world they love?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Post-apocalyptic story Volume II

  • By Spudboy on 07-25-16

Super Good! Just as good as the first one!

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

Reviewed: 07-20-16

Would you consider the audio edition of The Dark Masters to be better than the print version?

I didn't read the print version but I thoroughly enjoyed the audio books!

What other book might you compare The Dark Masters to and why?

I don't really have a comparison other than the Elemental mysteries because of the similarities in the plots.

Have you listened to any of Helene McCardle’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, I listened to the first book in this series and I wouldn't have listened to this one had I had an issue with it.

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

I laughed much more in this book than I did in the first in the series.

Any additional comments?

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  • The Dean's List

  • By: Kelly Collins
  • Narrated by: Aria Abienta
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

When does being naturally sexy become your best attribute? Twenty-five-year-old honors student, River Roberts, knew her life had to change. With only forty dollars to her name, she was hungry, tired, and out of options. While seeking advice from her best friend Jade, she found something that could provide all she was looking for. Sexy, witty, charming and motivated, she met the requirements for The Dean's List, a university society that offered alumni anything they desired. It was the perfect job for her. But it came with a cost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't want it to end!

  • By TinkerMel on 06-25-16

So Good I listened in ONE Setting!

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

Reviewed: 07-18-16

What made the experience of listening to The Dean's List the most enjoyable?

There were many things that made this one of the best books I have ever listened too, but the best was the story itself. I listen to many books in the same genre and this one was so well written as well as funny I could push pause!

What other book might you compare The Dean's List to and why?

I guess that I did find myself comparing it to 50 Shades, which was funny because the author referred to it also. This one was much better!

What about Aria Abienta’s performance did you like?

The narration is amazing! Tone and pitch were on in every instance. there was real feeling and I could tell that Aria enjoyed the book as well.

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

Making the Dean's List is not as simple as making the grade.

Any additional comments?

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Loyalty and Lies

  • Chastity Falls, Book 1
  • By: L. A. Cotton
  • Narrated by: Emma Lysy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Eighteen-year-old Savanah Parry just moved 3,000 miles across states to escape. The memories, the whispers, the pain. Chastity Falls Academy is supposed to be her fresh start; her salvation. And when Ana meets mysterious Jackson, she begins to think it is. She hasn't smiled in almost 16 months; not since the night her life changed forever, and despite her guilt, her loyalty, Ana can't deny that Jackson is breathing life back into her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story great narration

  • By Cyn on 07-30-16

I am so Glad there are more to come!

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

Reviewed: 07-14-16

Would you listen to Loyalty and Lies again? Why?

Yes, I feel I may have missed a few things. It was a good listen and an amazing story line.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Loyalty and Lies?

Definitely the fight at the beach. I was so telling! I knew Braydon was a D*ck but I had no real idea how messed up he really was. The way he treated an innocent bystander really tells the whole story about him in one paragraph.

What three words best describe Emma Lysy’s performance?

I don't think I could put it in just three words. I thought she was good, not great but good. I am not sure if it was the tone of voice that bothered me or that I thought it sounded like she was reading behind a veil or something. It was just strange.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not really, it worked really well for me to break it up but then again I think I may have missed a bit of the storyline that way.

Any additional comments?

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

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Broken Memphis

  • Little Memphis MC, Book 2
  • By: Bijou Hunter
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Pax Reed figures navigating the bloody civil war in Little Memphis is tricky enough. Life gets even more complicated when he meets Bebe. Bebe Green craves a danger-free life, yet club enforcer Pax proves to be too damn tempting. The seductive stud makes her laugh while his touch creates a glorious hunger in her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly entertaining and enjoyable

  • By Cyn on 07-08-16

So Good I wanted to Listen Again...Right Away!

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

Reviewed: 07-11-16

Where does Broken Memphis rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I would definitely Put this in my top ten of the books I have listened to this year!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Pax cracks me up, but it really is a toss up between him and Ford. They are so great together. you can really tell that they love one another and that neither would be who they are without the other.

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

Her voices are the best! I will say that she does take a little getting used to but once you do all of her voices are so distinct that I sometimes forget there is only one narrator.

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

I laughed a lot! I mean a lot a lot! The brothers really know how to take and give a joke in any scenario!

Any additional comments?

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

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Born to Magic

  • Tales of Nevaeh, Volume I
  • By: David Wind
  • Narrated by: Helene McCardle
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

America is dead. The terrorists won. Now, 3,000 years later, the descendants of the survivors live in a world of ritual and magic. As enemies from across the seas begin to close in while ancient legends come alive, nobody is safe. The only two who can stop the onset of the darkest evil is the sorceress, Areenna of Freemorn, and Mikaal, the son of the High King of Neveah. But they are young and their powers are new and erratic. Can they find the courage and strength to overcome the impossible?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Post-apocalyptic story

  • By Spudboy on 07-25-16

Great Listen Even Greater Story

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

Reviewed: 07-09-16

The author did an amazing job meshing all the fights scenes with multiple characters points of view. The storyline kept me interested the entire time. It was very interesting to have Sci-Fi, medieval, and fantasy all into one book. Would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys any of those genres. This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com