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  • The Last in Line

  • Eternal Flame Trilogy, Book One
  • By: Thom Erb
  • Narrated by: TJ Clark
  • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

In New York, all 17-year-old, social misfit, Warren Brennan wants to do is graduate, get out of his backwoods, western New York town and draw comics for Marvel Comics. But the best-laid plans of chubby nerds who are suddenly thrust into the role of fighting for humanity’s survival often go awry when an odd, overpowering yellow-tinted rainstorm engulfs the world. With it, the deadly virus swiftly spreads around the globe, killing and mutating untold millions, creating an exponentially growing army of the undead. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Last in Line

  • By Deedra on 03-24-19

The Last in Line

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

Reviewed: 03-24-19

Wow!I was not expecting so much from one book!I did not know 'Jolt' was created in 1985 until I googled it,and who,besides my husband and the 200 other senior citizens we sat with, at a little theater in Pa last year,remembers the STRAWBS?!lol
Anyway,Reagan,dirty bombs,bad rain,zombies,a group of kids who have special powers and a Veitnam vet spinning tunes into the apocolypse all lead us to book 2.I'll have to look for that. TJ Clark was a good narrator,though I pictured C3PO when Elton spoke. I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

  • Next on a Very Special That Ghoul Ava

  • That Ghoul Ava, Book 4
  • By: TW Brown
  • Narrated by: Pamela Lorence
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 29

There comes a time when a ghoul has to grow up and accept her role. Be it hero or villain, Ava Birch is about to make the choices in her life that may shape her future and have a drastic impact on those around her. Secrets will be revealed and a path will be chosen. The question remains...will Ava take it. Tune in and find out... Next, on a very special That Ghoul Ava...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Clever and Fun Paranormal with a satirical twist

  • By Gaele on 07-01-15

Next on a Very special

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

Reviewed: 03-22-19

I love Ava!She learns a bit more about her abilities in this one.I enjoyed the chapter titles. Pamela Lorrence was a fine narrator,as usual. Give Ava a try! I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

  • Living Lagom

  • A Swedish Guide to a Balanced Life
  • By: Maya Thoresen
  • Narrated by: Sarah DaMetz
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Lagom is used to describe the perfect state when something is neither too much, nor too little. The Swedish apply lagom to most aspects of their life without thinking about it. This book will show you how lagom can be incorporated into your personal life, family, relationships, work, home, health, and well-being. Living lagom is to live a moderate life where balance is the key to success in all areas.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Contentment and Moderation

  • By Kingsley on 01-10-19

Living Lagom

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

Reviewed: 03-20-19

Good for people who are type A's to listen to.It seems I have been Living Lagom my whole life!lol Narration by Sarah Dametz was swell. I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

  • The Fur Trade Gamble

  • North West Company on the Pacific Slope, 1800-1820
  • By: Lloyd Keith, John C. Jackson
  • Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

In an era of grand risk, fur moguls vied to command the northwest and China markets, gambling lives and capital on the price of beaver pelts, purchases of ships and trade goods, international commerce laws, and the effects of war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Interesting History

  • By Sarah Moon on 07-09-17

The Fur Trade Gamble

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

Reviewed: 03-20-19

Who would think that the fur trade in the 1800's could be so interestng?! I learned a lot.I recognized so many names that I would never guess had a hand in this trade.Bill Nevitt did a fine job narrating.
I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

  • Awakening

  • Thirteenth Legion Series, Book 2
  • By: Eric Gardner
  • Narrated by: Meral Mathews
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

For the uninitiated who discover the dark goals of the puppet masters of the world, only one option remains: run! Gabriel, Othia and Samantha have a single focus: escape Europe and make it back to the United States. A daunting task that seems impossible, considering what hunts them. Yet even the ultra-powerful cannot stop the change from coming. Employing ancient unholy rituals, they hide in the periphery of humanity, manipulating the masses for their barbaric goals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Action Packed Second Chapter

  • By Spooky Mike on 03-19-19

Awakening

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

Reviewed: 03-20-19

This book was better than book number 1.I found it a bit more gory than I'd like,but the storyline was sound. Meral Mathews was a fine narrator.
I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

  • Escape from Samsara: A Dark Comedy Fantasy Adventure

  • Prophecy Allocation, Book 1
  • By: Nicky Blue
  • Narrated by: David Morley Hale
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13

Barry's been patient, but after 27 years of trimming hedges for people he hates, he's had enough. All he wants to do is to find his missing father and to discover his inner ninja. But life’s not done with throwing him curveballs. With talking hedges, samurai ghosts, meddling psychotherapists, and an inexplicably non-linear time pattern conspiring against him, Barry must do battle to unleash the ninja within and rescue his father from an ancient army, a dark sorcerer, and a raging inferno.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A would be ninja with british accent

  • By Susana Duarte on 02-02-19

Samsara

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

Reviewed: 03-19-19

Hmmn..It is an absurd,sometimes fun,gross, and always weird story.David Morley Hales excellent narration is the best thing about it. It is very hard to rate. I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

  • The Norma Conquest

  • By: Warren Adler
  • Narrated by: Robin Siegerman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Thirty-five-year-old Jenny and her 62-year-old mother Norma have always seen the world differently. Estranged for years, everything changes when Jenny learns of Norma’s dire state and rushes to New York City to make a startling discovery: her mother is sick and homeless. Living in a women’s shelter slated to be shut down by developer Albert “Doc” Brenner, Norma is leading the charge in stopping him. When Jenny learns that Norma is dying of cancer, she gives her mother something that she’s always wanted. Will it be enough? Can mother and daughter put their differences aside before time runs out? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Norma

  • By Deedra on 03-18-19

Norma

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

Reviewed: 03-18-19

I loved this book! I think I know Norma personally!lol I liked the characters and the storyline.I did have some moments where I did FF when it got repetitive or during a particularly nasty conversation that never seemed to end.Narration by Robin Siegerman was good. I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

  • The Coffin

  • The Scarry Inn, Book 2
  • By: Shirley McCann
  • Narrated by: Joey Eugene
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

When Clare, Lise, and Kelly arrive at The Scarry Inn just before a major storm, they're thrilled to learn they'll be staying in a room known as The Coffin, which is adorned with coffin beds and other macabre decorations. Little do they know that one of them will end up in a coffin for real - because a tornado isn't the only thing threatening the inn's grand opening.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, meh narrator.

  • By Amanda on 03-16-19

The Coffin

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

Reviewed: 03-17-19

I was expecting more,I think.This came off very 'B movie' to me.The story would have been ok with some editing. Joey Eugenes narration was fair in the beginning and did get better towards the end. I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

  • The I-85 Chronicles: Exit 41 "OTW BABY!"

  • By: R.A. Bratyanski
  • Narrated by: Jamie Cutler
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

"OTW baby!" That was the final text Beau was able to send to his wife before everything went dark. Now, he had to keep his promise and find a way to travel the 30 miles home through some of the worst neighborhoods in Charlotte, battling gangs, the heat, and an entire city trying to keep their own promises. Beau will use his skills, resources, and anyone he needs to in order to fight his way home, one exit at a time. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • so good I want more of it

  • By Rebecca Azizov on 02-15-19

I-85 chronicles

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

Reviewed: 03-17-19

This was a good Emp,end of the world book.The story is similar to others. I didn't think it was long enough to really care about the characters,although I would like to know how things end. Jamie Cutler was a good narrator.
I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

  • The Birthday

  • Detective Natalie Ward, Book 1
  • By: Carol Wyer
  • Narrated by: Diana Croft
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 156

When five-year-old Ava Sawyer goes missing from a birthday party at a local garden center, the police are bewildered by the lack of leads. That is, until two years later, when Ava’s body is found and another little girl, Audrey Briggs, goes missing. Audrey also attended that party. Leading the investigation is Detective Natalie Ward. A mother of two teenagers, this case chills her to the bone and is a disturbing reminder of the last job she worked on. One that still keeps her awake at night.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I don't know why I kept going

  • By K. Byrne on 11-15-18

The Birthday

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

Reviewed: 03-16-19

This book kept me on the edge of my seat for the duration.It reminded me of 'Broadchurch' in a way.I loved it! Diana Croft was an excellent narrator. I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.