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  • Swift as a Shadow

  • An Avery Nolan Adventure, Book 1
  • By: M.L. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Leaving Sacramento after her divorce, Avery Nolan retreats to Tahoe with her golden retriever, Basil, looking for change. After Basil discovers a hidden clearing with three standing stones, everything that Avery thinks she knows is suddenly upended. Each move she makes brings her closer to a world imagined only in fairy tales and to unraveling the secrets her family has guarded for decades - secrets that will give Avery more adventure than she ever thought imaginable.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it!

  • By Jan M on 06-01-18

YES!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

This is a super series. Very fast paced and has lots of different aspects that make it good. Avery Nolan is the main character and she is so likeable. Just an ordinary girl who falls into a very extraordinary situation - and then you really start to find out about her life and past. There's a lot of romance to this fantasy series but also suspense and adventure and humor and silliness. There's a very important dog, which I like a lot. I got Book 1 and 2 at the same time and I practically listened straight through. I'm looking forward to hearing more.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Short as Any Dream

  • An Avery Nolan Adventure, Volume 2
  • By: ML Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Avery moved to Lake Tahoe for the quiet. She didn’t get that. What she found made her question everything she knew about the world. Basil, her aging golden retriever, has aged in reverse. Her new neighbors make flowers grow in winter. And her student, pale-eyed Bay, can freeze a bully’s heart in his chest. Then there’s Duncan. After Duncan is captured in the Greensward, Avery thinks her biggest challenge is to rescue him, until ICE Agent Graham Braddock shows up at her door, claiming Duncan Sommerfeld is an illegal alien. Oh, if he only knew. Even so, she has to keep her promise to Bay - the promise that she would bring his father home to both of them, but how the heck did you accomplish the impossible? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Awesome Listen

  • By lynda on 06-02-18

FABULOUS

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

Avery Nolan is a fantastic hero. I love her and her relationships with her students. I love how scared she can feel and yet how brave she is when the time comes. This is a great second book and I can't wait for the next. This series feels like a TV show - episode to episode - you really look forward to the next week's installment. The romance is really touching. The kids are hilarious and so are the aunts. The mystery of Avery's mother's past is really heartfelt. POSSIBLE SPOILER: And I love the fantasy of the other place. This is also a really really funny series. Summer listening, you bet!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Dog

  • By: Dawn Greenfield Ireland
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

In 2086, a security breach of Xavier Labs in Colorado and Zheng Industries in China released the deadly experimental agent XSKL435. Anyone outside was dead within minutes. As statistics on the death toll are gathered from all over the world, Abby, the six-week-old dog-daughter of Bill and Teresa Maxwell, was one of only four known surviving canines. News services soon announce that the other three dogs had succumbed to the deadly poison. Abby was now the last dog.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Listen

  • By lynda on 05-17-18

CHARMING & CHALLENGING

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

I loved this audiobook. It's thoughtful science fiction - not Armagegddon with guns and knives. It's more subtle than that. This tale captures a specific & realistic...possible... idea of 'what if?'. The author seems to have looked around at the trends of our society and then projected them into the future. If dogs are 'accessories' now, well this idea/plot gives them the respect they deserve. There's some interesting futuristic tech. That's not necessarily this story's bread and butter. But in ethics, it dominates. I don't think everything has to be hardcore. It's a great story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Haunts in Bodie

  • Peyton Brooks, FBI, Book 6
  • By: M.L. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22

For the past few months, Peyton has fought to become an integral part of the Ghost Squad. Their cases have taken them on adventures around the world, but nothing can prepare them for the most ironic case of their careers - solving a murder in the historic ghost town of Bodie. With Marco embroiled in his own battle with the Chechen mob, Peyton finds her attention divided between the situation at home and a suspect that’s as ethereal as a ghost, and as the Ghost Squad ventures into the Wild West, Peyton begins to question whether there really are haunts in Bodie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Awesome Listen

  • By lynda on 05-11-18

AN AMAZING SERIES CONTINUES

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

If you have been following the series you won't believe what happens. It keeps you on the edge of your seat. If you are starting here - and trust me on this because I've introduced about a million friends to Peyton Brooks - you will still be able to thoroughly enjoy this book and then go back or forward to listen to more. What makes it work are consistent well thought out characters,storylines that encourage you to guess and get involved. And heart. This series just has so much heart. And humor. It's addictive!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Tyson

  • The Saints, Book 3
  • By: Kathy Coopmans
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

I know what it’s like to have your heart split down the middle. One-half chases her. The other half chases after the lies, deceit, and betrayal. It’s a burning ball of hell. Seconds, minutes, hours, and years all spent endured the depth of my own burning inferno. All of it runs together while life passes me by. Thirteen years ago, the woman I was in love with left me standing at the altar. Hurt. Broken. Humiliated. Some say 13 is a lucky number. Me? I curse the number. Now she’s back. Reminding me. Torturing me.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Listen

  • By lynda on 07-04-18

MY FAVORITE OF THE SERIES

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

Reviewed: 04-30-18

I really loved this book. They are all written with the characters doing all the taking, all the narration. I really identified with Lynne, a psychologist and therapist, estranged from her selfish family, really trying to make her way and establish her own sense of self. When fate gives her the opportunity to right a horrible wrong forced on her by her family her whole world starts to open up. Tyson has been going through real self destruction, running away from the pain of love gone wrong. His friends (see RIDDICK Book One and JUDE Book Two) are there to support him and you really get to see them work as a team as Tyson is stalked while he tries to put his life back together. Like RIDDICK and JUDE there is a real twist at the end to the crime/thriller aspect that comes kind of out of nowhere. It's a great cap to the three books although works all by itself. It's written for mature audiences but is probably the tamest of the three. You can really imagine this family of people. I like them. I'm happy for them.

  • Jude

  • The Saints, Book 2
  • By: Kathy Coopmans
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

I faked my way long enough by keeping my mouth shut, painting a fake smile on my face, and focusing hard on my job. I quit going out to find that random piece of ass. Not one of them would stand up to her, anyway. She hates me, loathes me even. Little does Vivian Shepard know I’ve got more tricks up my sleeve than she will ever begin to imagine to get her to change her mind, to get my chance. I’m not giving up. I want her, and by God, I’ll fight as dirty as I can get to have her. No matter what!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Second chance!

  • By Jan M on 07-06-18

GREAT NUMBER TWO IN SERIES

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

Reviewed: 04-30-18

I really like this guy. Jude is playful and he loves women. And he really loves this woman. He's a computer geek inn a GQ body and his sense of humor is pretty funny. This book is unusual - it starts with Vanessa in the hospital (see RIDDICK, Book One) knowing Jude is watching her as she sleeps. She thinks they've had a devastating one night stand. He has a completely different idea. The suspense is killing and is a wonderful parallel to the romance. It's an adult title and I loved it.

  • Mayan Gods in the Yucatan

  • Peyton Brooks, FBI, Book 5
  • By: M.L. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

After his surgery, Marco has a long road of rehabilitation ahead of him, but his precinct needs him to focus on the murder of a young serviceman who might have intimate ties to the mayor. Peyton wants to be there for him; however, when a DEA agent turns up missing, the Ghost Squad is called to the Yucatan to investigate. What they find there will embroil them in a drug war between two countries, where illicit activities are being bartered underground and the players are impossible to identify.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Questions Answered!

  • By Jan M on 03-26-18

THE HITS JUST KEEP ON COMIN'

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

Reviewed: 04-30-18

This is a super series and this book is no exception. There is a philosophical search underlying this particular mystery. The twists and turns span countries and the bad guys are tough to hate when it all comes to an end. This novel is unique in the series in that it focuses more on the dynamics of the Ghost Squad which is really cool. Part of what is so great about the first series, The Peyton Brooks Mysteries, is the relationship among the San Fran detective & police squad. Definitely recommend.

  • Prophecy of Thol

  • By: Dawn Greenfield Ireland
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Recurring nightmares haunted D'laine Jackson when she woke from an eight-month coma following a tragic accident. Four images were branded in her head: a dark-haired, handsome princely young man, a fierce reptilian monster, a white furry creature whose red eyes implored her with some unspoken message, and an ominous black robot. Now, five years later, D'laine was getting ready to go off to college. During one last shopping trip with her father and brothers for dorm supplies, a blanket of fog rolled out of the sky at the mall, in broad daylight in plain sight of dozens of witnesses. When the fog pulled back D'laine was gone. When she woke, her nightmare turned into reality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Parallel worlds and a prophecy to fulfill...

  • By Lidia Chymkowska on 02-18-18

AWESOME

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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: 01-20-18

I loved this book. I loved the characters. I loved the world the writer created. I loved how funny it was. I loved the way people cared about each other. I could picture all the different beings as they appeared on the other world. I loved the premonitions that lead to the reality. I loved how D'laine discovered her powers. I loved how she learned about where she was and the beings that helped her adapt. The bad guys were gnarly. The kingdom was really cool. I really loved how you can feel the rest of hte story building but not quite see where it is going to go.I loved the crazy scientists. I had a lot of fun listening to this book and just going on the ride.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Passion Project

  • DIY, Book 2
  • By: Sandra Kyle
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Marly's been doing the best with what life's dealt her. Losing her husband a decade ago and raising two kids on her own made her self-reliant and unapologetic. When she's pushed to the limit after losing her job, what's a girl to do? Audition for a spot on a DIY show, naturally.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved This!

  • By Karen M. on 02-11-18

TERRIFIC, GREAT NUMBER TWO TO SERIES

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

Reviewed: 01-19-18

The DIY refers to the web series started in Book One A BUILDING PASSION. I loved that book and I enjoyed this one just as much if not more. I haven't read that many books set in Svannah, GA so the location is fun and also the characters travel around a lot to different locales which gave the story a sweeping quality that added to the romance and excitement. Jack and Marly are enemies at first - you can sense the friction /attraction - and that always makes for a fun romance. This is not your run of hte mill romance - it feels different, fresh not heavy but not any less important in terms of what is at stake for the people in the story. Marly is an ex beauty queen who auditions to be the sidekick on a new DIY show. Jack in the producer who needs a win. Each has a history that gets in the way of what they want. I loved it! I am looking forward to book 3.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Vampires in Hollywood

  • Peyton Brooks, FBI, Book 4
  • By: M.L. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

In the last few months, Peyton has solved multiple cases for the FBI, while Marco has learned to navigate his role as police captain. Navigating their personal relationship has proven more challenging, however. Marco’s jealousy over Peyton’s newest friend, Mike, causes friction between them, but although he tries to curb it, he can’t deny a growing feeling that something isn’t right with this man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Awesome Listen

  • By lynda on 11-22-17

LA, BABY!

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

Reviewed: 12-04-17

I loved this story! I'm glad Peyton and Marco are moving forward with where they are. I was really into the mystery and how it wound around with all the moving parts. It's fun to see all the characters in different roles. We see a different side of a lot of the regulars. It's really funny, too. I think that might be what I like best about this series. The mysteries are really solid but there is so much more then just that - in the relationships and the writing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful