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  • The Valens Legacy

  • By: Jan Stryvant
  • Narrated by: Leland King
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,444
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,367
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,367

In his junior year at college, the only things on Sean's mind are doing his homework and getting out of college to get a real job. A gamer and a bit of a nerd, Sean's philosophy in life has been to keep his head down and get his work done. But when a failed kidnapping attempt leaves him with a gaping hole in his memory, his oldest friend dead, and his mother missing, Sean suddenly finds his whole world turned upside down as he's thrust into the hidden world of magic and the supernatural.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sumtime' s you just want to have fun!

  • By Joel Cagle on 03-22-18

just goof fun

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

Reviewed: 05-27-18

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher. OK, The Valens Legacy is not War and Peace but one time around was enough for that one. This book is engaging, fun and was worth my time. I will be looking for book 2. Thanks

  • Schrodinger's Gat

  • By: Robert Kroese
  • Narrated by: Curt Bonnem
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21

Schrodinger's Gat is a quantum physics noir thriller. Paul Bayes has begun to feel like all of his actions are dictated by forces beyond his control. But when his suicide attempt is foiled by a mysterious young woman named Tali, Paul begins to wonder if the future is really as bleak as it seems. Tali possesses a strange power: the ability to predict tragedies and prevent them from happening. The possibility of breaking free from the grip of fate gives Paul hope. But when Tali disappears, Paul begins to realize that altering the future isn't as easy as it seems: you can fight the future, but the future fights back. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Welcome to the Space-Time Continuum

  • By cosmitron on 05-05-18

P.H.D expand your universe

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

Reviewed: 05-27-18

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher. I am glad that I took the time. This book was presented well by Curt Bonnem but the real star was the science as presented by Robert Kroese . It really was a work out for the grey stuff. Thanks!

  • Stop Worrying; Start Writing

  • How to Overcome Fear, Self-Doubt, and Procrastination
  • By: Sarah Painter
  • Narrated by: Sarah Painter
  • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Do you want to write but can't seem to get started? Are you struggling to finish your novel or frustrated by your slow progress? Perhaps you are starting to worry that you aren't cut out for the writing life.... Let best-selling novelist and host of the Worried Writer podcast Sarah Painter show you how to skip past negativity, free-up writing time, cope with self-doubt, and beat procrastination. Packed with honest, supportive, and hard-won advice, this is your practical guide to getting the work done.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good For My Collection

  • By Amazon CustomerBeliever on 05-04-18

Good "Process Primer"

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

Reviewed: 05-05-18

Stephen King wrote a book a few years ago about writing for writers and prospective writers. I loved it and had I been reviewing it, five stars all the way. This book is of that genre and as this review is just my opinion, it is as good. If you aspire to write, Sarah Painter would be a good place to start. Also, some authors are ill advised to narrate their own work. As is the case with King,(I thoroughly enjoy his narration),Sarah Painter does an excellent job presenting her work. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher and I applaud their efforts and generosity.

  • Holiday for the Hostile

  • The Hostile Series, Book 2
  • By: Joy Mutter
  • Narrated by: Alexander Doddy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Holiday for the Hostile, second book in the Hostile series, is probably even stranger than the first. Serena, plus her unusual friend and partner in crime, Tile X, reluctantly find themselves suffering a family holiday at her eccentric grandfather's hovel in Ireland. Who will escape intact from their dramatic holiday from Hell? A gripping paranormal thriller with a splash of horror.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A book with its own identity crisis.

  • By cosmitron on 04-25-18

Not a bad book

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

Reviewed: 05-05-18

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher and I applaud their efforts and generosity. How ever, while Alexander Doddy did an excellent job with his narration I just could not suspend my disbelief in this story. It is very well written and for me, would have been very entertaining if not for that willing suspension of disbelief thing. Joy Mutter is a good writer (IMHO) but this story was not for me. Maybe, I will try another of her efforts. So in a nutshell, not bad, just not for me.

  • The Phoenix Egg

  • By: Richard Bamberg
  • Narrated by: John DiLeonardo
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

The first time they tried to kill her, she went to the police. The second time, she knew better. Caitlin Maxwell is on the run. They killed her husband, and now, they are after her. Alone and desperate, she turns to John Blalock, the one man from her past she knows she can trust. John risked his own life to save her once. Would he - could he - help her outwit and outrun her pursuers long enough for her to unravel the secret behind The Phoenix Egg?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • With a good Editor could be a great book.

  • By cosmitron on 04-08-18

Action Packed!

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

Reviewed: 04-22-18

This book was provided at no charge for my review that said it was well worth the time. I would gladly have paid the credit for this story and will look out for a sequel. My only criticism and that is more of an observation is that times when the action was at its most hectic, John DiLeonardo's narration seemed to lag. His voices and characterizations were (are) excellent but I felt that a touch more urgency would have added a little spice. All in all though, I really liked this book Thanks

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Jonathan Shade Series: Box Set - Books 1-3

  • Modern Sorcery, Acheron Highway, Dragon Gate
  • By: Gary Jonas
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 19 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

The first three books in the Jonathan Shade series. Includes Modern Sorcery: Death by dark magic. As soon as I get over my ex, her father hacks her mother apart with a sword. She hires me to prove dark magic was involved. Hey, it's what I do as a paranormal investigator, so I get why she thinks I can help. But my secretary, Esther, a ghost from the 1920s flapper era, and Kelly Chan, my magically engineered protector, are dead-set against me getting involved. With all the deadly magic flying around, they may have a point.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting series if you enjoy this Genre

  • By cosmitron on 04-06-18

Right up my alley

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

Great deal, 3 books, lots of action and very well narrated. 'Nuff said. I will definitely look for more of Gary Jonas's books and Joe Hempel's narration. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher, but would have ponied up the credit, Thanks

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Money Blues to Blue Money

  • Alchemy for Creating Everlasting Wealth
  • By: Dr. Ming Chee
  • Narrated by: C. J. McAllister
  • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Do you have money, but never have enough? Do you want to be able to tap into an abundant world where you never have to worry about money again? Money Blues to Blue Money is not your typical self-help, how-to, step-by-step workbook listening. This is a story that revolves around the author's own personal experience from struggling financially to financial independence and how she discovered the equation of money. She shares her practices for tuning into an everlasting connection with money.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Different take on money

  • By Jess on 04-30-18

Not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

Look. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher. I promised an honest review. Look at my other reviews. I am grateful for the author's efforts hard work and generosity and usually am happy to give 2 thumbs up and more often than not 5 stars. But... yes there is a but, there comes a time (like when fairies and dragons become a legitimate part of a "self help book"). that I have to say stop the train and let me off! This may be right for some, and I offer no offence to the author or narrator but I think that I will pass. Thanks

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cherry Blossom Girls

  • By: Harmon Cooper
  • Narrated by: Justin Thomas James, Annie Ellicott, Laurie Catherine Winkel, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 400

I was a just normal guy until the night the cherry blossoms bloomed, the night that Grace appeared on my doorstep. A failed sci-fi writer, a gamer, but a normal guy nonetheless. Grace was everything I was not - a psychic shifter, beautiful beyond my wildest imagination, a government conspiracy waiting to be unraveled. And that was before the second superpowered woman showed up to kill us both.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cherry Blossom Gals can'tcha come out tonight

  • By Ray Johnson on 04-08-18

A Roller coaster of excitement

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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: 04-11-18

Ok maybe not a roller coaster but a fun listen. No heavy lifting required just a little suspension of disbelief. This is an all around entertaining book. The next one will be on my list to listen to. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Cold Kill: A Thomas Caine Novella

  • Caine: Rapid Fire, Book 2
  • By: Andrew Warren
  • Narrated by: Andrew Tell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20

Thomas Caine is being hunted. To protect a friend, the vengeful assassin has taken on a sinister branch of the Russian Mafia. Blood has been spilled, and these ruthless gangsters know better than anyone that revenge is a dish best served cold.... Caine soon finds himself captured in the frozen mountains of Siberia. With no equipment, no supplies, and no weapons, he must survive in this icy wasteland, as a crack team of Russian mercenaries hunts him down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Step aboard The Siberian Express

  • By cosmitron on 03-28-18

action packed from the first sentence!

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

This book is well written and equally well narrated. The action is nonstop. Louis L'amour did a book along similar lines that I really enjoyed but I must say that Andrew Warren's effort is as good as that master story teller. In all honesty, I wish that I could unread this book... so that I could have the pleasure of experiencing it again. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. But know this, had I known how much that I enjoyed this novella I would have spent the credit.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret Chord (The Conor McBride Series - Mystery Suspense Thriller Book 2)

  • By: Kathryn Guare
  • Narrated by: Wayne Farrell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Conor McBride has lost everything, and if he can't find a way to disappear in a hurry, the next thing he loses could be his life. Running from enemies he's never met and haunted by his own destructive actions, Conor needs a refuge secure enough to hold his secrets. A farmhouse inn tucked amidst the green mountains of Vermont seems ideal, but when his past catches up with him, Conor discovers the beautiful young innkeeper has secrets of her own, and hers are more likely to get them both killed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good adventure

  • By cosmitron on 03-31-18

Note worthy

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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: 04-04-18

This is my first Wayne Farrell narrated novel and I have to say that he is as expressive as one of my favorites, Gerard Doyle. This book was so well written by Kathryn Guare that at times I had to stop and re listen to an especially well written section to savor it again. Coupled with Wayne Farrell's stellar presentation this is a book that I will revisit again. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful