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  • Crash

  • The Obsolescence Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Chris Muhlenfeld
  • Narrated by: Price Waldman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

The Timpton family is in their Manhattan penthouse when the city beneath them begins to crumble. Streets are gridlocked. Explosions rattle the building. Delivery drones rain from the sky. When their domestic android spirits them away to a secret underground shelter with thousands of others, it seems too good to be true. By the time they start to wonder if it really is too good to be true, there’s no way out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Crash

  • By Wall-to-wall books on 01-24-19

Crash

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

Reviewed: 01-24-19

Well this was just fantastic!!!
Is it weird that I love Post-Apocalyptic/end-of-the-world type books so much! Yeah it probably is.
I have read many book of this genre and this is one of the best! There is so much happening it keeps your full attention all the way through.

I love that there are different groups of characters that you follow throughout the story. Warning - do not get too attached to any of them... people do die in this book. This is not a fluff story. It is gritty, edgy, sad at times and a little scary. That being said - great characters and equally great development.

Although it was very intense and very futuristic/sci-fi-ish it is also very easy to follow. An excellent beginning to a series that I will definitely want to continue!

AUDIO -
The narration was absolutely outstanding and in this case, really made the story for me! Often I will love the story but not really care for the audio but I give both the story and audio 5 stars!

If you are a fan of Post-Apocalyptic type books you will definitely want to give this one a try! I promise you will not be disappointed!

I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from The Audio Bookworm - Thank You!

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  • Karma's a Killer

  • A Downward Dog Mystery
  • By: Tracy Weber
  • Narrated by: Anne James
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

When Seattle yoga teacher Kate Davidson agrees to teach doga (yoga for dogs) at a fundraiser for a local animal shelter, she believes the only damage will be to her reputation. But a few downward-facing dogs are the least of Kate’s problems when an animal rights protest at the event leads to a suspicious fire and a drowning. The police arrest Dharma, a woman claiming to be Kate’s estranged mother, and charge her with murder. To prove Dharma’s innocence, Kate dives deeply into the worlds of animal activism and organizational politics.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun dogie mystery

  • By cosmitron on 04-04-18

Karma's a Killer

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

Very nice little mystery :-)
This is my 3rd book by Tracy but my first audio by her. It was really fun listening to this already knowing her style. Her books are not too serious. They are more on the fun side, definitely more of a cozy mystery. I am not a yoga person or dog myself but I love the way she includes this in her stories... Dogma LOL yoga for dogs!

Love the characters, of course especially Kate. She is very lovable! Loved the setting and the nice easy flow of her books!

Audio - Great - perfect! I thought the narrator did an excellent job. This part can make it or break it for me and this time it made it!

I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from The Audio Bookworm - Thank You!

  • A Mother's Lie

  • By: Jo Crow
  • Narrated by: Stacy Hinkle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

When her child’s life is at stake, a mother will do anything to save him.? Clara McNair is running out of time to save her son, James. When the two-year-old is diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, only an experimental treatment can save his life. She desperately needs money to pay for the surgery, but she’ll have to travel back to the site of her darkest memories to get it? Clara has escaped the demons of her youth - or so she thinks. It’s been 10 years since the mysterious disappearance of her parents.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good mystery.

  • By cosmitron on 05-08-18

A Mother's Lie

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

A very likable suspense story with lovable characters. A really good page turner that will keep you guessing.

Very good character development. I really liked Clara and her adorable son James. both were done very well :-) I did really feel for Clara - being suspected of her parent's murder and all she wanted was to find out the truth.

Definitely kept me reading, had to find out what happened! And, unexpected ending - Good job!

AUDIO -
I really enjoyed listening to this from audible. Sometimes I like the audio version and sometimes I wish I had read the book. but this one was very well done. I was satisfied after listening.

I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from Partners in Crime Tours ~ Thank You!

  • Clutch

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Becker
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Barbetta
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Clutch: A Novel is the laugh-out-loud chick lit romance chronicling the dating misadventures of Caroline Johnson, a single purse designer who compares her unsuccessful romantic relationships to styles of handbags - the “Hobo” starving artist, the “Diaper Bag” single dad, the “Briefcase” intense businessman, etc. With her best friend, bar owner Mike, by her side, the overly-accommodating Caroline drinks a lot of chardonnay, puts her heart on the line, endures her share of unworthy suitors, and finds the courage to discover someone onto whom she wants to hold: the “Clutch”.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cute, Sassy, Fun!

  • By Krystyn - AudiobookObsession on 09-12-18

Clutch: A Novel

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

A really super super cute story! This was very chick-lit-ish which I love! This one had a fun original idea - A different chapter for each man in her dating life each one labeled a different type of purse/handbag. Some of these (well maybe all) of these guys were real losers!!!!

The character development was great! I love the two main characters - Caroline and her BFF Mike. Even the "losers" were developed well. Great job!

Will Caroline find the true love she so desperately wants? You get to painfully follow her through guy after guy after guy when maybe the perfect one was right under her nose the whole time.

This was very predictable, but... I always say - I don't mind predictability as long as it ends the way I want LOL and it did! Great ending.

Super fun, romantic summer read (or listen).

AUDIO - I thought the audio was pretty good - about 4 stars. I liked her voice for Caroline. She was easy to listen to. Some of her other voices for the men weren't so great. But still - very good over all.

I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from The Audio Bookworm - Thank You!

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  • Gull Harbor

  • By: Kathryn Knight
  • Narrated by: Kristin James
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

When Claire Linden's job sends her to the sleepy town of Gull Harbor, she never expects to encounter her ex-boyfriend. As a medium, the prospect of tackling a haunted house is less daunting than seeing Max Baron again. Throughout their passionate college relationship, he promised to love her forever. Then, without explanation, he abandoned her on graduation day. Claire is determined to rid her temporary home of its aggressive ghost, but Max soon realizes she's facing a danger beyond the paranormal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story and great narration!

  • By Jocelyne on 03-20-18

Gull Harbor

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

Reviewed: 06-17-18

I would describe this as a romance first and a ghost story second. I would prefer it to be the other way around, but I still thought this was a good entertaining read.
Also the ghost parts were a little too normalized for my tastes. It made it seem like a haunted house was an every day occurrence, no big deal, so we have a ghost happens all the time. It wasn't very suspenseful or spooky. But if you like romance/love stories with a touch of paranormal then this is a great book for you to read. It is very easy reading easy flowing with good strong character development. It definitely was enough to keep my interest all the way to the end.

Audio- I thought the narrator did a fine job. She had a good voice, and I thought it was read very well. I would listen to more stories by this same narrator.

A good solid romance with a touch of paranormal - good for a quick summer read ... or listen!


I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Kathryn Knight. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

  • In the Dark

  • By: Chris Patchell
  • Narrated by: Lisa Stathoplos, Corey Gagne
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Marissa Rooney stands in her daughter's empty dorm room, a half-used vial of insulin clutched in her trembling hand. Brooke has been missing for days. Her roommate hasn't seen her since that night in the bar. And if Marissa has Brooke's insulin, it means that Brooke does not. But Marissa isn't alone in her terror. A phantom from her past is lurking in the shadows, waiting in the night, and holding her family captive...in the dark.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GET THIS BOOK!!

  • By shelley on 12-28-17

In The Dark

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

Reviewed: 02-16-18

I read and reviewed this book a few years ago (2015! Holy cow, has it really been that long?).
I always love Listening to an audio book after I have already read it. It's kind of like watching the movie after the book. Listening to this one was GREAT! I am really looking forward to the next one in this series - Dark Harvest, which I also read a while back.

In my orig. review I said that I didn't like Melissa, the mom - I actually liked her this time around! I guess listening to it made me relate to her more. Once again I loved Brooke! And oddly though I also got to know Mrs. Holt - I didn't even remember her really from the first time I read it. So that just shows you how listening to it, even after reading it, can really make a difference. I picked up on different things.

This is such a great series, very suspenseful! But also getting to the heart of the character's personalities. Chris Patchell has become one of my go-to authors!

As for as the audio -
I thought it was very well done. I loved that there were two voices, male and female that took turns! The female voice does Melissa and Brooke while the male does the detective and the "bad guys". I thought narrators were equally very good. Having the tow voices switching back and forth certainly made it seem more real - like listening to a movie.

I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from Audiobookwork Promotions - Thank You!!

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  • Conservation of Luck

  • By: Lesley L. Smith
  • Narrated by: Kathryn Supina
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 11

For every good fortune, there's an equal and opposite misfortune. As a brilliant young computer scientist working on her Master's Degree, Ella Hote doesn't believe in luck. But when bizarre accidents, insane coincidences, and weird encounters with improbably handsome strangers start to happen all around her, even hardheaded Ella has to change her mind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It was ok

  • By TU on 12-18-17

Conservation of Luck

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

Oh I really really liked this book! Fun, fun,fun!
First it was so very original! I loved the characters Ella and Jayden. Ella was a riot! I pictured her as Zooey Deschanel - pretty, smary, and very quirky and snarky! Just the way I love my characters.

You would think a fiction book about quantum physics... eehhh not for me - but it was fun, interesting and not so much about physics! LOL right up my alley. The biog question - can you change your
luck? Hmm interesting thought. But I also liked that this was also about Ella's gambling, her MIA father, her friendships and love interests, or lack of. So there were a lot of spider webs in this story.

OK - my favorite part of the story - The narrator (Kathryn Supina)! OMG!!! I loved her! I have a problem with narrators - I don't usually like them. So to finally find one that I love. Oh yay! She totally made the book for me. I loved her voice and the way she read. I could really picture Ella. Great job!

Great story with a great narrator! A win/win!

I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from Kate Tilton Author services and Lesley Smith - Thank You!!

  • Anne of Green Gables

  • By: L. M. Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 44

Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, middle-aged siblings who live together in the fictional town of Avonlea on Prince Edward Island, decide to adopt a boy from an orphan asylum to help on their farm. But owing to a series of mishaps, the child who is delivered to their care is not a boy at all but a precocious girl of 11 named Anne Shirley. Although, as Marilla dryly informs her, "you certainly have a genius for getting into trouble", with pluck, imagination, and optimism, Anne flourishes at Green Gables.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narration of a Delightful Classic

  • By HeatherY on 07-06-17

Annd of Green Gables

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

Reviewed: 01-21-18

I thoroughly enjoyed listen to this version of Anne of Green Gables. It might surprise you that I have never read the books! But I have watched the movies and loved them. The movies were always a favorite of my daughter's. I think she still has the DVD's today.

Listening to this really brought back memories. What made this so great was - the reader! Laurel Schroeder did a fantastic job! She was equally as great as the voice for Anne as for Matthew and Marilla.

If you have read the books or watched the movies and want to add to your enjoyment - listen to this version! If you have never read or watched any of them - SHAME!!! Well now you really need to. No excuses - this one is fantastic!

A nice clean story that I recommend for any age really. Even younger girls (8 - 10) and on up would like this. It is sad in one place (so far) but she doesn't dwell on it so its OK for younger listeners. This would be a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with the whole family.

I voluntarily posted this review after receiving an Audible copy of this book from Audiobookworm Promotions ~ Thank You!

  • Dark Retreat: EMP Lodge Series, Volume 1

  • By: Grace Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Andrew Tell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 92

Three months after life as she knows it was decimated, Megan Wolford has only one goal: protect her daughter, Caitlin, at any cost. When a mysterious illness strikes Caitlin down, Megan is forced to forage for medical supplies at a remote lodge. The last thing she wants is help from her fellow survivors when so many in her life have let her down - but soon she'll find herself with no other option.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 08-06-17

Dark Retreat

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

Reviewed: 01-14-18

I loved reading about the author just as much as I liked the book. I was wondering where she got all her information from, now I know.

This was the beginning of what looks like a real good series. I love the post apocalyptic type books! It was a very enjoyable and interesting read. There was not as much action as I would have liked or as you would expect from this kind of book though. I thought it should have had more edge to it.

Good character development. I wasn't in love with Megan, there was just something about her that I didn't care for personality wise. I really did like the rest of the "family" though and I do look forward to read more about them in up coming books.

What I really did like about this book was the talk of and the author's knowledge of herbal/alternative remedies. I am very much into alternative medicine and organic gardening and "putting up" so all that was a huge plus for me. I am a vegetarian so didn't care as much for the hunting and trapping (it didn't turn me off, it just isn't my thing).

Since this was an audio - the reader was just OK for me. He wasn't great, but wasn't terrible. But - I am very picky when it comes to narration! I was also surprised it was a man doing the narrating since the main character was a woman.

Altogether a nice read. And like I said - I do hope to continue to the next book.

I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from The Audiobookworm - Thank You!!

  • Medicine for the Dead

  • The Ulrich Files, Book 2
  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

Facing tough times, private investigator Harlan Ulrich takes a job looking after a historic downtown building as a favor to an old acquaintance who's out on business. Settling into the elegant Exeter House for a week-long stay, Ulrich's apartment is beautifully furnished and situated on the top floor, giving him a great view of the city. At first, he thinks it a wonderful opportunity. He's got plenty of coffee, good books to read and the whole building to himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ghosts are trying to tell you something!

  • By Simona on 09-25-16

Medicine for the Dead

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

Reviewed: 08-28-17

This story was the true definition of "gripping". This was a fantastic ghost story! It was really pretty creepy at times (not gory though, just ghostly LOL),. It did give me chills a few times.
I liked this one much better than the first one. This storyline was more developed, it flowed better, and was more fun and creepy!

The ghostliness of the book is pretty high. So if you like ghosts stories this one has a lot in it. But, it is also very suspenseful and a good mystery.

Great character development. I liked Harlan, even though he was supposed to be kind of unlikable. He is the "what-you-see-is-what-you-get" kind of guy. Loved Sparkles the cat, even if Harlan didn't take to him right away (the cat did grow on him though) I love a story with a cat in it!

There is a third book which I would love to get a copy for review, but no one I know is offering it - I may just have to buy it! GASP! I know, right?! But, I have to have it!

And... once again the Narrator - Jake Urry did a fantastic job! Flawless.

If you love a good ghost story then this one is definitely a good one to pick up!

I was so busy the day (yes, I listened to it in one day!) I listened to it, I carried it around the house with me!

voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this audiobook from Jess the Audiobookworm - Thank You!

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