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  • Island Adventures

  • Disconnecting in the Caribbean and South Pacific
  • By: Jeff Rasley
  • Narrated by: Scott Zdanis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

The true stories in this audiobook are about temporarily disconnecting from the ordinary life of a big-city lawyer to experience exotic islands, strange creatures, and different cultures. The stories are not so much a travelogue as a vicarious island-hopping adventure and spiritual journey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Decent Amalgamation of Short Stories

  • By Striker on 09-13-18

Decent Amalgamation of Short Stories

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

Reviewed: 09-13-18

This was a group of short autobiographical stories by the author about his adventures at various tropical locations around the world. I found the stories to be interesting and several provided a decent background of the area he was visiting. Mostly, they are the adventures that many of us wish we were having. My only complaint was that the entire book was only a few hours long. It was enjoyable but would have been better if the stories had a little more meat to them.

The narrator of the book was quite good as well. I'd definitely recommend for all of the prospective adventurers out there.

I requested and received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fear

  • Trump in the White House
  • By: Bob Woodward
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,959
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,360

With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files, and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One, and the White House residence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Depressing and scary

  • By Actormd on 09-20-18

Afraid For My Country

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

Reviewed: 09-13-18

This was an excellent book. The best book that has thus far been written about the Trump Administration. The amount of research and sourcing was astonishing. This was more than just a book written from the perspective of one person like some of the others previously written. Woodward conducted dozens of interviews, reviewed notes, documents, testimonies... It's hard to imagine just how much work he did to write this book.

The overall conclusion is not a surprise to anyone in the slightest... The man calling himself President of the United States is a narcissistic, arrogant, erratic, self-serving, self-incriminating, ignorant, unprepared, shady, corrupt, maniacal lunatic that this country will be lucky to survive. (and that's if only 10% of what's in this book is true)

A lot of the book's material was a recap of things we have already seen and heard, a lot more of it was new information and gave many more points of view than we have previously heard, and still more of the book was so shocking I had to rewind to be sure I heard it right...

Buckle up America. It's gonna be a crazy ride!

4 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Monster Spawn

  • A LitRPG Series, Adonis Rebirth #1
  • By: Deckhard Davis
  • Narrated by: David Loving
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

Nathan Attis wakes up with no idea where he is, how he got there, or why his memories of the last few days are gone. He's more than a little perturbed to discover that he is dead, but it's not the end of the world. Due to his being in the army, he gets a second chance at existence in a fantasy VR game called Adonis Rebirth. But there's a problem with his transition into the game. His consciousness isn't loaded into a player character, but instead is transplanted into a beast who lives in the bowels of a mountain. Soon, hero players are going to come to kill him....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Audio quality was poor.

  • By cosmitron on 06-08-18

Excellent Book

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

I thought this was an excellent book with a solid storyline. Personally, my only complaint is that it was too short. I loved the story and really wanted more!

The book reminded me of the Divine Dungeon series, but with some major differences. The description provided is actually pretty solid. In a world where your consciousness can be downloaded into a virtual environment after you die (think almost The Matrix) a recently deceased soldier awakes to find himself already in the simulation. However, instead of reappearing in human form, he is in the body of a monster and in a cave that people will be coming from far and wide to try and conquer. Like many video games, the players and the main character must level up, make discoveries, make items, use magic, and hone abilities.
I definitely loved this book and hope that the author continues with future books.

The narrator gave a solid performance. I look forward to listening to him in any future books.

I requested and received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.

  • Come to the Tower, Love

  • Northeastern Gothic Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Lisa Greer
  • Narrated by: Daniela Acitelli
  • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13

Teacher Morgan Peers has gone from living a tough life to becoming an heiress nearly overnight. When she inherits Woodmere Manor in the Hudson Valley in New York from her estranged father, she makes big plans for the future, but the past still holds sway over the fog shrouded mansion. Morgan begins to question her sanity when she sees a ghost and learns about the tortured history of the house, and its five tower rooms.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • More Gothic Romance...

  • By Reg on 04-07-17

Decent Romance / Scary Story

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

This is an average scary story/romance audiobook. I liked the premise of the book and many of its elements a lot. I'm not much of a fan of romance stories, but the book description sounded good... So needless to say that I found the romance aspect a little dull. I also a few of the aspects of the story a little unbelievable. At only about 3 1/2 hours, I would have also liked it to be a little longer instead of carrying over to the next book. However, all-in-all I thought the story was decent and I would definitely recommend it if you like or don't mind romance books.

The narrator was good for most of the story, but some of her voices seemed a little ridiculous... She was otherwise a good narrator, but the voices bothered me.

I requested and received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.

  • The Science of Interpersonal Relations

  • A Practical Guide to Building Healthy Relationships, Improving Your Soft Skills and Learning Effective Communication
  • By: Ian Tuhovsky
  • Narrated by: Randy Streu
  • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

From first dates and successful relationships to friends, colleagues, and new acquaintances, unlock the hidden secrets to successful communication with anyone and learn to flourish in any environment. Guaranteed to change the way you think about relationships forever, The Science of Interpersonal Relations empowers you to identify those communication skills you need to work on and develop powerful techniques that will ensure your interpersonal relations thrive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The science of interpersonal relations

  • By Deedra on 06-25-18

Excellent and Useful Information

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

This was a really great book of practical advice and information. There were actually a couple of times that I thought the author was talking directly to me with some of the tips that I can see myself actually using in my day-to-day life.
I definitely recommend this for just about everyone.

The narrator was absolutely perfect. I can't imagine anyone could have done a better job.

I requested and received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.

  • Deadly Shore

  • By: Andrew Cunningham
  • Narrated by: Greg Hernandez
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

It's July 5th, and the Cape Cod roadways are clogged with tourists heading home from the holiday weekend and trying to outrun an approaching potentially catastrophic hurricane. But in the blink of an eye, their lives are thrown into chaos when terrorists bring down the bridges to the Cape. Instantly, a half million terrified people have no way to escape. And when the terrorists threaten to release anthrax on the captive population if their demands aren't met, fear turns to all-out panic.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 02-27-17

Fast-Paced Thriller

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

There is definitely no lack of fast-paced action in this book. It definitely kept my attention. The description provided above was pretty good and accurate to describe the story.
Most of the characters seemed realistic and the story was good. I would mind reading others from the same author and maybe with some of the same characters.

The narrator was good, but there were a few times that he lost me. All-in-all he did a great job.

I requested and received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.

  • Revelation

  • Demon Kin
  • By: T.R. Lester
  • Narrated by: David S. Dear
  • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

When I was four years old, my inept biological parents decided they wanted to summon a demon. They planned to summon one and control him so they could gain riches. However, they didn't realize you can't control a demon, you can only enter into an agreement with them, and so their demon was able to walk out of the summoning circle that they didn't close properly.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Revelation

  • By zoe on 02-10-17

Start of a Very Different Series

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

This story was very different from the fantasy novels we usually read and told from a very different perspective than we are used to. The Audible description did pretty well with this book in summing up the plot of the book. It was a little on the short side, but that isn't necessarily bad. It did end in a cliffhanger, which I generally hate out of principal, but I plan to continue with the next book.

The narrator did a very good job. I hope he narrates any future books in the series.

I requested and received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Drop Team Zero

  • By: Jake Bible
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

With the War treaty signed, the Galactic Fleet is now on permanent stand down. But a treaty doesn't mean an end to the violence, corruption, piracy, or tyranny in the galaxy. The Galactic Fleet's solution is a crack team of Special Ops Marines: Drop Team Zero. Made up of the absolute fighting best from humans, alien races, hybrids, and even AI androids, Drop Team Zero is called on to handle the worst of the worst, missions that others would tag as pure suicide. But when Drop Team Zero arrives, the only threat of suicide is for the ones that stand in their way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Series Start

  • By Deborah on 02-15-17

Awesome New Universe

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

This audiobook was a great start to what will hopefully be a great series. The universe the author created was fascinating and I couldn't help thinking of Star Wars and other sci-fi stories with many different alien races.
The book follows an elite group of mixed soldiers who encounter more than they bargained for on a mission. I thought the story was great and the characters seemed real. I was really drawn in and couldn't stop listening.

I thought the narrator did a really great job with tone, pace, and all of the different characters.

I requested and received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.

  • Fade to Black

  • The Weir Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Sue Duff
  • Narrated by: Christopher James Mayer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Ian Black is an illusionist with a talent for keeping secrets. College student Rayne Bevan has a gift for uncovering them. She suspects that the popular performer's skills extend beyond the stage and that he's the area's mysterious and elusive defender of the innocent. In her efforts to uncover the truth, Rayne is swept into the hidden world of the Weir, a magical race who struggle to prevent Earth from self-destructing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Concept

  • By Striker on 06-06-18

Interesting Concept

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

This was a very good book with an interesting concept and new spin on a superhero story. I would classify it as fantasy but had more of a new-age feel to it than most magical stories. There was a bit of a love story thrown in, but I wouldn't call it a fantasy romance.
I'm looking forward to listening to other titles from this author.

The narrator also did pretty well and was a good fit for the book.

I requested and received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Shadow Sight

  • Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective Series
  • By: E. J. Stevens
  • Narrated by: Traci Odom
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 191

Welcome to Harborsmouth, where monsters walk the streets unseen by humans...except those with second sight, like Ivy Granger. Ivy Granger's second sight is finally giving her life purpose. Ivy and her best friend Jinx may not be raking in the dough, but their psychic detective agency pays the bills - most of the time. Their only worry is the boredom of a slow day and the occasional crazy client - until a demon walks through their door. Demons are never a good sign.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A solid start.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 12-03-14

Creative Fantasy

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

I liked the writing style of this author and especially liked all of the magical creatures and monsters and the way the author portrayed them in the world created for this book. Great story with good characters and setting.

The narrator was perfect for this story and did a great job.

I requested and received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.