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  • The Blood That Binds

  • Twisted, Book 4
  • By: Jo Ho
  • Narrated by: Allyson Voller
  • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Discover this new urban fantasy series from the award-winning screenwriter of ground-breaking BBC TV series Spirit Warriors. Fans of The Mortal Instruments, The Vampire Diaries, and Pretty Little Liars will love this thrilling new series.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Anticipating the next book

  • By livetodream on 02-10-19

Anticipating the next book

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

Reviewed: 02-10-19

Once again, the author and narrator outdid themselves. The fact this is covering so many social issues. As a sociologist, this series as peaked my interests and as helped me enjoy the story more. I can't wait to the evolution of the girls. I just can't get enough. I have listened to the books from the beginning more than once. Keep up the good work and looking forward to the next one. I truly enjoy the supernatural and discovery of the girls powers. I would love to see this as a movie series. I would watch it for sure.

I still haven't who is my favorite characters. I like seeing evolutioin.

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

  • See No Evil

  • Twisted, Book 3
  • By: Jo Ho
  • Narrated by: Allyson Voller
  • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

With the First Seal broken, Marley and the girls finally learn what Michael is up to, and it isn’t good. Christian is more determined than ever that they put a stop to him. But is avenging his mentor more important to him than the girls’ own lives? Tyler finally starts her new job but gets quickly into trouble. Exhausted by everything she must do, she uses her power to secretly brew her first potion. It’s just a little something to get her through the day. She’s positive it isn’t going to be a problem. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen. Good story line

  • By livetodream on 02-03-19

Great listen. Good story line

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

Another awesome listen and great contintuation of the last two books. I enjoy the ongoing dilemma and struggle of the girls. The story of them figuring out each others powers, makes it interesting. I can't decide who my favorite character is. Please keep writing. I would love to see this in a weekly series on television.

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

  • Beware the Signs

  • A Suspenseful Urban Fantasy for Magic Fans (Twisted, Book 2)
  • By: Jo Ho
  • Narrated by: Allyson Voller
  • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

With death on her hands, Marley is haunted by her actions and terrified by her new powers. Christian won't let her forget what she has done, but worst than that, there's the terrifying ghost who keeps coming after her, right when she is at her most vulnerable. What does she want with her? After almost causing another terrible accident, Tyler knows they must learn to control their new powers - whatever they are - or risk killing again, but a self-taught lesson doesn't go as planned, leaving the girls more fragmented than when they began. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An incredible past paced paranormal series!!

  • By Teresa on 02-18-19

Wonderful series, Awesome story, easy listening

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

Reviewed: 11-24-18

Wow!!! Out done by the second book. I'm truly enjoying this series. I like the suspense. This story keeps you wondering what and when the girls will completely discover themselves. I enjoy not being able to predict what is next. A lot of books you get a feel for the next plot twist, not this series. I like being surprised at it all. I like the feelings and understanding that is shared with characters. The narrator is awesome as well.
I have listened to both books twice now and figure out something new each time. It seems like forever when the third will come out. Thank you for sharing, keep them coming. Please don't change the characters up too much.
I would recommend this series to anyone, it covers some very good social issues, such as bullying and mental illness and grief.
This shows how these young women/girls come into their own under very difficult issues. Please keep sharing how one can overcome and shine.

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  • What Doesn't Kill You

  • A Suspenseful Urban Fantasy for Magic Fans (Twisted, Book 1)
  • By: Jo Ho
  • Narrated by: Allyson Voller
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

When Marley moves into her dorm at Blackville University, she has classes to sign up for, parties to attend, and an over-protective father to avoid, who, as luck would have it, has just been hired at BU as its newest history professor. After a disastrous night out ends with Marley, her roommate, and two others thrown together for the first time, something happens that no one expected. Something magical. And suddenly they discover they each have been gifted with strange new powers - but why?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Mandy Buffington on 12-18-18

Good story development Good narrator,

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

This was an great listen. I enjoyed the character development. I don't want to give to much away but its a good listen/read for young adults that face many issues in today's world. I think it is a good way to enlighten the public about bullying, mental illness, and facing tradegy. I am looking forward to the second one. Please keep up the good work.

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  • The Agreement: A Tale of the Rapture

  • The Immortal Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Mr. C. F. Waller
  • Narrated by: Wyatt Baker
  • Length: 4 hrs and 35 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

In book three, The Agreement: A Tale of the Rapture, the gang reunites and strikes a bargain with Gabriel to travel to Hades to retrieve his fallen angel. All this must occur before the trumpets blare or the Agreement is considered null and void. It makes sense after all, the Rapture is the end.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Waller always delivers!

  • By Shanna Tidwell on 10-29-18

Awesome ending, Great Story

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

Reviewed: 03-26-18

This was a really good ending to a trilogy.

This was a very well thought out book, It made me think about how the difference between hell and heaven. The struggle to save his beloved and the length he would go through. The angels vs. demons. The devil was portrayed in many different forms, which to me was very interesting. I love the detail of the hell, the different levels that are talked about. The fact that the author took so much time and energy to cover the differences even if only fiction. I really enjoyed this author and as well as the narrator. I would certainly recommmend this book, as well as the entire series. I will continue to follow this author.



The narrator was easy to tell the difference between characters.

I was given this book at my request by the author. This review is unbiased.

  • The Storm Before the Storm: A Novel of Preparedness and Survival

  • American Sundown Series
  • By: Joe Russell
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

As a prepper, Dave Galanos has always made an effort to do what he can to prepare for the unexpected. But when something goes terribly wrong halfway through a backpacking trip with his wife and family, his world is turned upside down, and he is tested in a way he had never planned for.  

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book if you have Insomnia

  • By cosmitron on 02-23-18

Unpredictable, edge of seat, unexpected twists

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

A different approach for a prepper's book. I liked that it didn't immediateIy go into the end of the world but led up to it through entire another story line. I was very happy with this audiobook. I wasn't sure as it began, I got confused for a bit when it kept going present day or three years ago. It made me listen a little harder and go back a few times. It certainly was important to have that three year back story to understand as the book progressed. It explained how Dave was able to do the things he had to do. It also explained the weakness he seen in Mike. I felt that Dave was a little violence weary by the end as he had to constantly be in the ready to fight mode.

Mike was developed very well as the story went on. I liked how he did what he had to that fact that Dave underestimated him.

I also liked the fact that the women characters weren't made to appear weak. It was actually the opposite. This was a good and refreshing story. I did like the how it brought attention to the human trafficing issue and how it can just happen.

The ending was epic to have to go through all they went through only to find out that something happened when they returned to their vehicles. I'm looking forward to the second book, please make it soon. It was an awesome lead into the next book. Again looking forward to the next one.

As usually Kevin Pierce delivers a perfect narration, he is one of my favorite narrators. Keep him for future books.

I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Chaco

  • By: Peggy A. Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Chris Abell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Within days of a series of monster solar storms slamming into earth, electrical grids fail and everything in the northern hemisphere with a computer chip ceases functioning. Electricity won't be completely restored for at least a decade, and the result is that everything modern life depends on to function is gone. Chaco is a well-educated freedom fighter on a death list in El Salvador. Having fled to the United States, he is in hiding by working for a wealthy couple as their handyman and gardener. Following the disaster, he reveals his true identity, and convinces his employers and their neighbors to follow him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Science Fiction could be Science Fact

  • By cosmitron on 02-21-18

Awesome! Exciting, Encouraging, Fight to the end

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

This is an awesome listen. I really enjoyed the entire listen. I didn't want to stop listening when I had to. I absolutely enjoyed how there was no judgment about Chaco past. The way the neighbor was a jerk by the end he was the reason they made it safely. The saddest part was that the little girls lost everything but the adults kept going to there goal. It was great how the different events they had to overcome. I was very impressed how the relationships all came together at the end. I like how you can judge a person to find out it was all wrong. I like how the hate became admiration and they were friends in the end. The fact that trust was so intense at the end. I can't say enough good things about this audiobook.



This audiobook was an awesome listen and I would absolutely recommend it. The narrator was good as well. I was sucked into the story and waiting for the next thing to happen. It was just awesome. I certainly will be listening to this one again and again.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fight to Live: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller

  • After the Outbreak, Book 2
  • By: Dave Bowman
  • Narrated by: Andrew Tell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

Two weeks after the virus outbreak, the trouble is just beginning. Nick, Jessa, and the rest of the group defended their home against a vicious attack. But the worst is yet to come. When Nick is forced to venture into new territory, he discovers just how deadly the world is now. With modern society in ruins, criminal elements are organizing and trying to take control. An alliance brings hope, but not even new friends can help Nick and the others when disaster strikes.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A predictable boring story

  • By cosmitron on 02-21-18

Good listen, Good Characters, Good Narrator

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

Reviewed: 02-24-18

I didn't listen to the first book, but I knew what happened without doing so. To be honest, I like those kind of books that you don't have to listen to all in the series.

I found this a good listen, although a bit predictable. You knew what was next or at least an idea of what was coming. This didn't interrupt my listening or make me want to stop it.

The characters were very well developed as well visual through the narrator. I love this narrator as well. He does a great job of separating characters.

I'm looking forward for the third book. This was great listen.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Redemption (EMP Lodge) (Volume 5)

  • By: Grace Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Andrew Tell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Megan Wolford knows surviving this new post-EMP world means facing ever-changing threats. It has been months since Wyatt’s brother Jack was killed, and his newborn son shows signs of an illness no one at the lodge can cure. Megan blames herself for Jack’s death, so when the opportunity to help his son, Jack Jr., arrives in the form of a wounded US soldier guarding a mysterious box, she’ll do anything to redeem herself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Volume 5

  • By JEYCEE on 01-28-18

Another Awesome Listen. Exciting, Sad, Healing

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

Reviewed: 01-24-18

Once again a brilliant listen. I love this author and narrator. Once again left me on the edge of my seat wondering what Megan was going to do next. Megan is so busy trying to save everyone that she keeps getting the group in trouble as well as killed. She wants peace and to save the baby. She can only focus on that while not being able to allow others to help. Too the point she destroys a working system within the government This series just keeps getting better and better. I have now listened to this entire series more than once

I am looking forward to the next book. I book of honesty, intergrity, hope, love, and healing again.

I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Courtroom 302

  • A Year Behind the Scenes in an American Criminal Courthouse
  • By: Steve Bogira
  • Narrated by: Mark Kamish
  • Length: 16 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Courtroom 302 is the fascinating story of one year in Chicago's Cook County Criminal Courthouse, the busiest felony courthouse in the country. Here we see the system through the eyes of the men and women who experience it, not only in the courtroom but in the lockup, the jury room, the judge's chambers, the spectators' gallery. From the daily grind of the court to the highest-profile case of the year, Steve Bogira's masterful investigation raises fundamental issues of race, civil rights, and justice in America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Account of a Year in One Courtroom

  • By Dave on 02-27-18

Enlightening, Informative, Exciting t

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

I found this audio book to be very enlightening about the criminal justice system from a different perspective. It actually made me do my own research about the Caruso case. I commend the author for sharing this experience. Once again it shows the very different sentencing and handling of court cases by race. It was interesting to un derstand that pleas are easier because it wastes less time of the court. I was discouraged at the ending of the case but only because of the racial bias.

I will listen to this audio book again. Thank you for sharing your court experiences. As a person that has been a victim of a violent crime this gave me more insight of the defense attorney and public defenders.

I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful