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Elkhorn, WI, United States
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  • Writer's Block: Chapter One

  • Book 2
  • By: L A Smith
  • Narrated by: Jonah Scott
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Imagine a world quite like ours but severely different. A world where phones are replaced with computers, where engines run off steam and souls always find their mates. In such a world, finding love should be easy, but life never makes it so. With so many trials blocking the path to happiness, it's a wonder how anyone could ever find their way together; but with the right timing and a little bit of luck, the road might just turn out all right, if traveled together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, bad names

  • By Roger on 04-29-18

Good book, bad names

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

Reviewed: 04-29-18

I recommend this book. But the author’s name and the book’s name make it almost impossible to see if there is going to be any further stories in The Soul Crest Saga. I have issues with the book and characters but in the end, I’d like to know more about these characters and this world... but search engines are not kind if one wants to know more about the author, older stories or further books.

  • Cursed: Broken

  • A M/M Modern Retelling of Beauty & the Beast
  • By: X. Aratare
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209

Sensitive, aspiring photographer Nick Fairfax wants nothing to do with his family's corporate business, or their vicious, cold-blooded lifestyle. Intending to give up his inheritance and pursue his art, he arrives at his father's office, only to find that Fairfax Industries has fallen to a scarred man in a hooded cloak. The man is the reclusive billionaire Lord Bane Dunsaney, and he is bent on destroying the Fairfaxes. But when he sees Nick, *everything* changes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Initially confused; now I understand...

  • By Donald on 08-03-16

Warning... this is only half the book.

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

Reviewed: 06-19-16

I really liked this story. It is well done. BUT, at this point (6/19/2016) only half the story is available. I AM SO FRUSTRATED. It isn't like a series of books with the same characters but one major story arc per book. This is literally, half a book. It is great but almost stops mid-sentence. Online, I found out the other half will be called Cursed:Bound but the author hasn't finished it yet. I wouldn't be so mad but I really like what is available so far. Why would an author publish half a story? It is dishonest and seems like a con job for the reader/listener.

13 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Labyrinth of Stone

  • By: TA Moore
  • Narrated by: Ron Welch
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Ten years ago, the Black Rapture transported thousands of people, seemingly at random, from Earth to the strange, inimical world they call the Labyrinth. Will Teller was one of them. Surviving that meant joining an army and becoming better at killing than he's comfortable with. It's enough upheaval for anyone's life. The only problem is, apparently no one told his commanding officer that.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • okay but

  • By Roger on 06-18-16

okay but

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

Reviewed: 06-18-16

I liked a lot of this book but it needed "more." Maybe this is a series of stories. I don't know. A little bit of description, a little backstory about the situation would have been nice. Plus, the ending seems like it should read "to be continued."

  • The Enchanted Files: Diary of a Mad Brownie

  • By: Bruce Coville
  • Narrated by: full cast, Euan Morton, Nancy O'Connor, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 29

In the first hilarious Enchanted Files, Angus is a brownie. No, not the kind you eat! He's a tiny magical creature that loves to do chores. Angus has just "inherited" a new human girl, Alex. To say that Alex is messy would be an understatement. She's a total hurricane-like disaster - and she likes it that way, thank you very much! Living with each other isn't easy, but Angus and Alex soon learn there is a curse that binds them. What's worse, it threatens Alex's family!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By jmi on 08-26-15

ahh, what a wonderful story ! with voice!

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

Reviewed: 02-27-16

if bards' still existed wandering the USA @ state fairs in their Volvos, this would be a popular tale "the princess of sunshine" or "how a brownie got renamed a rascal" or "how a family got cursed by bad poets". Very fun & clever.

  • Scrap Metal

  • By: Harper Fox
  • Narrated by: Sean Gormley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255

Is there room for love in a heart full of secrets? One year ago, before Fate took a wrecking ball to his life, Nichol was happily working on his doctorate in linguistics. Now he's hip deep in sheep, mud, and collies. His late brother and mother had been well-suited to life on Seacliff Farm. Nichol? Not so much.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just a great story of struggle and romance!

  • By Lifesavr on 02-15-15

A great bit of optimism

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

Reviewed: 02-01-15

I didn't really think I'd like this so much. The set up and story description sounded like it might have been a big pile of cliché. But the characters (main & others) are just memorable. I listened to the whole thing in one go.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Palace Job

  • By: Patrick Weekes
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 981
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 901
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 899

Loch is seeking revenge. It would help if she wasn’t in jail. The plan: To steal a priceless elven manuscript that once belonged to her family, but is now in the hands of the most powerful man in the Republic. To do so, Loch - former soldier, former prisoner, and current fugitive - must assemble a crack team of magical misfits that includes a cynical illusionist, a shape shifting unicorn, a repentant death priestess, a talking magical war hammer, and a lad with seemingly no skills.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful narration

  • By 9littlebees on 12-18-15

Wow! What a book! Great Fun & Amazing Characters!

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

Reviewed: 10-11-13

A con job, swindle, & revenge story... A fast paced adventure with strong characters and a lot of twist and turns!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Another Fine Myth

  • Myth Adventures, Book 1
  • By: Robert Asprin
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,030

Start at the beginning, in Another Fine Myth, as Skeeve, an apprentice wizard, meets the demon Aahz. Though it's not love, or even like at first sight they form a connection - saving their lives - between them. Follow them in Myth Conceptions, as Skeeve and Aahz test their talent when they decide to take on an entire army themselves and continue on in Myth Directions. Then Skeeve finds himself alone with his own apprentice applicant, a king, in Hit or Myth and must deal with a medieval Mob!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't myth these adventures!

  • By Chris on 04-16-13

For similar and much better books see review.

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

Reviewed: 05-26-13

I don't mind light-hearted, instantly forgettable silliness.These are much better examples of the genre: Jane Carver of Waar, Space Captain Smith, My Sparkling Misforture. But this book and its characters... even if they are stereotypes and generic as they should be, are not memorable in any way. None of the characters exist to me, they make no impression and are like tools to propel the plot. And the plot is so unimportant (which in silly books is a given but this book isn't any fun.) It could have been constructed by a third grader during playtime.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Don't Fear the Reaper

  • The Death Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: William F. Houle, J. E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Arron Harrison
  • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    1.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    1.5 out of 5 stars 3

The day Nick Ramsay's eighth-grade teacher drops dead in his classroom, Nick sees his first reaper. When another cloaked figure appears at his grandmother's bedside, Nick issues an order for the vile creature to leave her alone. This simple act of defiance creates a domino effect that brings Fate and Death to Nick's door and reveals his true lineage, throwing his world into chaos. To make matters worse, a group of rogue reapers declares war on humanity and Nick is the only one who can stop them.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Read the book - the audio version is horrible!

  • By DONNA on 08-29-13

I just can't listen to this...

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

Reviewed: 05-26-13

The Book might be good but the production makes it sound like a mediocre podcast. And the narrator reminds me of an over-enthusiastic high school drama student.

  • Good to Know

  • Gay Romance
  • By: D. W. Marchwell
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 130

Jerry McKenzie is a reclusive and antisocial artist, quite content to ride his horses and work in his studio, keeping to himself. It's not any kind of life for a child, and when Jerry finds out he’s been named his orphaned nephew’s guardian, he panics. He doesn't know what to do with a child and isn't sure he can give William the affection and the love the boy so desperately needs. Then Jerry meets David Loewenberger, the new teacher William becomes immediately attached to.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Find

  • By Riva on 07-20-13

Likeable but very flawed.

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

Reviewed: 01-11-13

A tiresome and unnecessary amount of sex and dirty talk. When I thought one sex scene was finally over, the next chapter had another. The main conflict between the main characters did not make any sense to me. They broke up suddenly and I really have no ideas why. And, the homophobic antagonists who are are the source of almost all the conflict are conveniently swept away with almost no explanation except a suggestion one character's father (who also appears suddenly) did something. A weak story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Night of Blacker Darkness

  • Being the Memoir of Frederick Whithers As Edited by Cecil G. Bagsworth III
  • By: Dan Wells
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE IN AUDIONo one else has Dan Wells’ hilarious new novella - it’s not available in print, in ebook, by mobile phone text or Victorian phonograph. Audible is bringing it to you exclusively, for a limited time.The basic premise is this: it's 1817, and a man named Frederick Whithers is wallowing in jail for a crime he didn't commit, desperate to get out so he can go and commit it for real.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A tale of vampires, money, mishap and great minds

  • By Bruce Allred on 03-26-12

Silly & Amusing, a screwball comedy

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

Reviewed: 01-11-13

Where does A Night of Blacker Darkness rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Good. I needed to giggle like a little boy and this book was just the ticket.

Who was your favorite character and why?

John Keats, a compulsive rhymer and nitwit romantic, was a great sidekick and added some surreal dialogue.

What about Sean Barrett’s performance did you like?

He made the book for me. I'm not sure if I'd have found it so funny without his deadpan and hilarious performance.

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

The beginning was confusing but once I got passed the first chapter.

Any additional comments?

I really liked this book. It is an enjoyable screwball comedy.