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  • The Afton Morrison Series

  • Afton Morrison, Books 1-4
  • By: Brent Jones
  • Narrated by: Kristin James, Wyatt Baker, Brent Jones
  • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Afton Morrison, 26, is a small-town children’s librarian by day, on a murderous mission to make the world a better place by night. From the hunt for a violent sexual predator to the last stand against her tormentor, The Afton Morrison Series delves into a world of moral ambiguity and is told in four thrilling parts. Packed with suspense, grit, and action, this collection delivers an unlikely heroine in the form of a disturbed vigilante murderess....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read

  • By Ashley Hedden on 11-15-18

Just a Librarian, with a Penchant for Murder

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

The series overall was decent, but I found it a little predictable. As a warning, these books deal with difficult subject matters, such as rape/sexual assault

Go Home, Afton: A small town librarian with a secret desire for murder, this is Afton in a nutshell. This was my favorite book of the series. We are introduced to her world and the cast of characters, Animus her imaginary killer twin, her brother, Chris, Kim, Tia, and Jared, plus the Man in Shadows. We skim her past, but still don't understand why she is driven to kill.


See You Soon, Afton: More secrets of her past catch up with her. She's forced to finally embrace her dark side and we find out more about what drives her. I don't like how she trash talks Tia in her mind and how selfish and cold she is, but if she's really psychopathic then it does make sense because she would believe herself superior to everyone else.

Nice Try, Afton: Things just keep getting stranger in Afton land, and less believable for me.

Time's Up, Afton: This was my least favorite in the series and the most frustrating to listen to. Beyond unbelievable to me and leaving things open for a possible extension of the series?


NOTE: This story was given to me for free in exchange for my voluntary and unbiased review

  • The Mason List

  • By: S.D. Hendrickson
  • Narrated by: Honey St. Dennis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

I hurt. I hurt so deeply, I felt the pain searing in my bones and jabbing like a hot poker into my heart. I knew nothing would make it better as the memories pulled from the crevices of my mind, detailing the bad and the ugly, filling my thoughts with regret as I slipped into the darkness...When I was eight, my mother was dying of cancer, my father lost his job, and the bank kicked us out of our house. I was forced to move to the strange town of Arlis, Texas where my father and I slept in our car in the hospital parking lot.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Mason List

  • By zoe on 02-10-17

Don't Make Me Cry or Do?

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

At eight years old Alex lost everything; her mother, her house, and most of her possessions. She was living with her father in the car, when Dr. Mason decided to help them. He gives them a chance to start a new life on his ranch. The Masons have a son, Jess, who becomes her best friend. Alex feels like she has become their pet welfare project and begins making a list of what she owes them, thinking she needs to pay them back. The resentment building over the course of her life there, continues in college. Alex is frustrating in her single minded belief that she has to pay the Masons back for everything they did for her and her father. She takes it out on Jess in many ways, when she should just accept his love and move on. I'd give this book 5 stars but Alex was too bratty sometimes so I couldn't justify it. That being said, this is still a great book and worth your time to read or listen to.

*I was provided a free copy for an unbiased review through audiobookboom*


  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon

  • By: Kelly Barnhill
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,877
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,447
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,433

Every year the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named Glerk and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, Fyrian. Xan rescues the abandoned children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful, Delightful, Engaging

  • By Tom on 08-31-17

Absolutely Enchanting

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

A rich story,full of magic, whimsy, and wonder. I read it to my daughter, she's 6, and she was enthralled by Luna's tale. I especially enjoyed Glerk and Fyrian, and their interactions with Luna and Xan. I bought the audible version for her to listen to at night, the narration is wonderful and enriches Kelly's tale of love, heartbreak, and a mothers never ending love for her daughter.

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  • Boundary Lines

  • Boundary Magic, Book 2
  • By: Melissa F. Olson
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,089
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,086

Fitting into the Old World isn't going very well for Boulder boundary witch Allison "Lex" Luther: she may have earned a place in a vampire's service, but now it seems as if every supernatural creature in town has found a reason to hate her. And when Lex and her partner are assigned to investigate the suspicious disappearance of two vampires during the night of the full moon, they find themselves with more questions than answers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So Much Better!!!

  • By Mario on 10-29-15

Could be so much better

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

Reviewed: 01-22-17

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Why is she so dumb with the cops? This dude, Keller, is all hot to trot for her and she doesn't see him without an attorney, the way he treats her I wouldn’t let him near me with a ten foot pole without an attorney present. And seriously, are these cops so hard up that they have to chase her down on every little thing? How they try to tie her to all these incidents is laughable.

How could she not walk away when they are questioning her about all the incidents? They had nothing to keep her on, so when they piss her off, just walk off.

Never, ever, ever, talk to the police without an attorney present.

Did Kate Rudd do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Her voice is okay, slightly annoying on annunciation

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

I'm not sure

  • The Death and Rebirth of Anne Bonny

  • By: Nancy Fulda
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Barbetta
  • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Award-winning author Nancy Fulda presents six stories of hope, heartache, humor and dignity. Within these pages, curses transmute into blessings, friends become enemies, possible futures collide with nonexistent pasts, and imaginary friends take on corporeal form. From invisible pets to magical islands, from a child with autism to a dying multimillionaire, these stories will touch your heart and leave your thoughts spinning long after the last page has been listened.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Series of Short Stories

  • By Jessica on 08-26-16

Fun Series of Short Stories

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

Reviewed: 08-26-16

Any additional comments?

There are 6 short stories in this book, the narration was decent for the entire book. My favorite story was the Death and Rebirth of Anne Bonny, I actually would have liked this book to be a little longer.

I don't really agree with the classification of SciFi for most of this book, I think there were really 2 Sci/Fi but the the rest were really contemporary fiction to me.

**This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com**

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  • The Lost Continent

  • The Myth Hunter, Book 1
  • By: Percival Constantine
  • Narrated by: Caroline McLaughlin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Elisa Hill is a myth hunter, an adventurer who seeks out the truth behind the legends of the past, and it's a job she was born into. Her parents were myth hunters as well, and the one legend they could never prove was the myth of the lost continent of Lemuria. Now Elisa has the opportunity to finish the work her parents began. But the secrets of this lost civilization hold great value for a sinister secret society and a ruthless assassin, and both will stop at nothing - not even murder - to gain their prize.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Tomb Raider type adventure

  • By Rabid Reader on 02-26-16

Indiana Elise

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

Reviewed: 07-28-16

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed the blend of myth and reality provided in this book. Elisa Hill is a myth hunter, simply put, she is an archaeologist who looks for the things we don't think would be real in ancient history but might be. I liked the supernatural elements in this book and the sword play was interesting. You wouldn't think that people would go around fighting with swords in modern times, but I liked it.


**This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.**

  • The Secret of Excalibur

  • By: Sahara Foley
  • Narrated by: Lynn Roberts
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 35

Hi, I'm Arthur Merlin. I used to be an ordinary guy, until a freak accident changed my life. Now my friends are afraid of me, and so am I. See, I developed superpowers: telepathy, pyrokinesis and telekinesis, to name a few. The US government want to control me. But how do you control someone who can teleport anywhere he wants to in a blink of an eye? Fed up with their shenanigans, I head for the Institute of Psychic Research in London.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • SCI FI

  • By jey cee on 11-20-15

Holy Sword...Merlin

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

Reviewed: 07-28-16

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I really should have liked this book, based on my love of history and the Science Fiction/Fantasy genre, that being said I just couldn't get into it. I think it's because they crossed between Fantasy and Science Fiction, I like Fantasy more than SciFi, and they muddied the waters. So someone who likes space and aliens should like this book

Would you be willing to try another one of Lynn Roberts’s performances?

Maybe, but I'd want to hear a sample recording first. She was too stilted for my taste.

Any additional comments?

I am very torn about this book, I liked about half of it, then it went crazy over the top. I don't want to give away too much but most of the last half I was left scratching my head. I liked that it seemed like Excalibur was sentient, I thought that was a neat twist. I didn't like that Ruth, who was in lesbian relationships dropped her knickers for Arthur nearly immediately; who was practicing psychic "sexual" healing on her...that was just too corny for me. I know this wasn't set exactly in the "modern" times, late 1980s but still.

I would say to give this book a chance if you like Science Fiction, you might end up really enjoying it.

*I received this book in exchange for an unbiased review, through Audiobookblast*

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  • The Dying Dance

  • Detective Byone, Book 1
  • By: Ricardo Fleshman
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Patrella
  • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

The Dying Dance is the story of retired New Orleans police detective turned private investigator Moses Andre Byone, self-proclaimed skeptic who uncovers an underworld of voodoo, dark magic, and betrayal in the shadows of the human heart as he searches to understand the death of a wealthy white lawyer from Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. On his journey to solve the case, Mose discovers a mysterious silver box that may hold the secrets to the darker human behaviors of greed, lust, and power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A captivating mystery with a New Orleans twist

  • By Christina on 02-15-16

No Dancin' Around

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

Reviewed: 07-28-16

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

His diction was great, and his accents were good as well. It did seem like he was reading from a book, instead of talking. When I listen to audio books I like it to sound like the person is talking, if that makes sense? When a person seems to be reading from the book the narration seems more stilted than it should be.

Any additional comments?

This book was so-so for me, it was hard for me to get into because there seemed to be a lot of jumping around and plot points that had to be tied together. I would give this author another shot for sure, because the idea was good.


"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

  • Planet Urth

  • Planet Urth Series Book 1
  • By: Jennifer Martucci, Christopher Martucci
  • Narrated by: Emma Lysy
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

More than two hundred years into the future, human beings are an endangered species. The planet has been battered by war, its inhabitants plagued by disease and death. Few humans survived and remained unaffected. Most changed dramatically and evolved into something else entirely. Irrevocable alterations caused by chemical warfare have created a new species. North America is in ruins and has been overtaken. Humanity has fallen at the hands of mutants known as Urthmen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent post apocalyptic story

  • By Todd (Toad) Vogel on 02-24-16

Hello, Urth!

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

Reviewed: 07-28-16

What does Emma Lysy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I actually read the book before getting this copy. I enjoyed her voice and it's nice to listen to books while at work.

Any additional comments?


A good start to a potentially great series. Dystopian future, where mutated “Urth” men rule the decimated towns and mutated “lurkers” rule to nights. I enjoyed Avery as a character, she’s as normal as normal can be when there are no stores, towns, or people around you, except for her little sister June. I want to know why she’s so good with the sword and fighting. They allude to a special power but nothing is ever specifically called out.
There are a few plot holes, such as, if it’s been 200 years since Earth changed into Urth, how do they still have antibiotic cream? Riddle me that.
I purchased this book in kindle form when it was on sale for .99$ about a year ago, read it and forgot about it. I’m in the middle of reading the 2nd book in this series.
*I received this book from audiobookblast, for free, in exchange for an unbiased review*

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  • The Money Queen's Guide

  • For Women Who Want to Build Wealth and Banish Fear
  • By: Cary Carbonaro
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Williams
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16

From your roaring 20s, to your thrifty 30s, and all the way to your (hopefully) smooth 60s, The Money Queen's Guide will work to guide you through each of these financial decades and provide insight and detailed guidance into the steps you can take and the decision you should make to build a financially responsible future. Financial security is an exciting journey we can take together. So pack your purse and get ready for the ride....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It's All About the Money

  • By Jessica on 07-28-16

It's All About the Money

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

Reviewed: 07-28-16

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I'd like to have a little more details on how to save money, when you're on a limited budget but this wasn't that sort of book.

Was The Money Queen's Guide worth the listening time?

Yes, I think it is worth a listen. It gives some general ideas about saving, 401k, and wealth building.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful