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  • Tallow Jones: Wizard Detective An Urban Fantasy Detective Novel

  • Wizard of Mysteries Series, Book 1
  • By: Trevor H. Cooley
  • Narrated by: Andrew Tell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

When Detective Douglas Jones' son goes missing under strange circumstances, everyone assumes he ran away. The first break in the case comes when a long-lost relative shows up with a new name and a strange tattoo on the palm of his left hand. His name is Tallow Jones. He is a private detective... and a wizard. A wizard is needed too, because in Atlanta, strange abductions are just the tip of the iceberg.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it so f- darn much!

  • By Daniel Abrams on 02-01-18

Pretty good story

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

Reviewed: 12-30-17

I was a little unsure about this book in the beginning. I can’t put my finger on it..... maybe the POV switching back and forth was what kept putting me off. Also. I was not pleased with the narrator. An audiobook has a tone be it serious or amusing, emotional or silly and this is created by the narrator. In this book I couldn’t get a steady feeling and it put me off. May be it’s just me. Any way about 3/4 through I got hooked and settled in for the rest of the ride which was pretty good.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review at my request..I will look for forwardp to more of Tallow’s adventures.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Angelfall

  • Penryn & the End of Days, Book 1
  • By: Susan Ee
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,755
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,499
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,513

It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her 17-year-old sister, Penryn, will do anything to get her back. Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel. Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl. Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You know that joke about O-HI-O? Reverse it.

  • By Jay on 10-06-12

Fresh and imaginative!

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

Reviewed: 09-17-17

As I started this book. I thought"oh no same old apocalypse tale", but I was wrong. This is a new twist on the genre. I really got hooked after the first few chapters. I highly recommend this first of three books. I hope the next two don't disappoint.



  • Jack of Thieves

  • The Master Thief, Book 1
  • By: Ben Hale
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,076
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074

The Thieves Guild is renowned for their ability to steal anything. Its elite members have robbed nobles of wealth, reputation, and even their honor. The Guildmaster rules them with brutality and fear, yet his name and past are a mystery. From the depths of the Evermist swamp, he seeks a master thief, one who can help him reclaim his lost power. Young and brash, Jack Myst has drawn the Guildmaster's attention. His feats mark his potential, but his audacity and cunning make him dangerous.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really......really good!

  • By Maryann on 03-23-17

really......really good!

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

Reviewed: 03-23-17

I was happily listening to what I thought was a nice story when the plot grabbed me and held me strongly till the end. i listen to multiple books at once unless one is so compelling I can't switch to another. Doesn't happen often so I know that when it does I have a gem in my hand. hey

15 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • A Facet for the Gem

  • The Tale of Eaglefriend, Book 1
  • By: C.L. Murray
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

In a land of eagle-riding knights, bloodthirsty beasts, and a ruthless prince, no border is safe for long. And as smoke billows from the only blockade standing between the great city of Korindelf and certain doom, young Morlen races to escape the inevitable siege. Thrust from the chaos with thousands of snapping jaws on his trail, he discovers that the abilities he's buried all his life are awakening - and it could not have happened at a worse time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A superb fantasy tale!

  • By Jason E. Berry on 12-14-16

Strange

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

Reviewed: 03-01-17

Weird style of story telling. Disjointed, rambling and over dramatic. I kept going back thinking i missed something.
Even the title is off somehow. So sorry.


1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Empire of Storms

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 25 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,591
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,063
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,067

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don't. As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Emotional, Stressful and Wonderful

  • By Claudia H on 09-13-16

Sex is fine.

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

Reviewed: 12-10-16

Contrary to previous reviews, the sexual scenes did fit in with this epic tale. The author used more realism in this installment than previously included. I liked it a lot better. There is something wrong/deceitful when authors refuse to mention the gritty details of their characters lives. You may think it wrong in a YA book but then you probably think of young adults as sterile too. Kudos to you Sarah for being bold enough to go against the stream and create characters that really make you feel for them.

  • Cocky Roomie: Jake Cocker: Cocker Brothers

  • The Cocky Series, Book 1
  • By: Faleena Hopkins
  • Narrated by: Faleena Hopkins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440

In Atlanta, Georgia, the Cocker Brothers have certainly earned their nickname - The Cocky Brothers. Their daddy taught them to be real men. They have one thing in common: arrogance. Jake Cocker's younger brother Jeremy has just enlisted in the Marines, leaving him without a roommate. Jake wasn't aiming to live with a woman, but when a curvy, newly single, smart-ass who's at the end of her rope answers his ad, he changes his mind right quick, but mostly out of pity. Is Drew Charles different enough to tame a wild heart like Jake's?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OH MY GOD!!! FRIST IMPRESSIONS ARE AWESOME

  • By I HATE THIS NEW LOOK on 09-24-16

Darn near perfect!

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

Reviewed: 12-05-16

I usually groan when I see the author is the narrator for audible books. However MS Hopkins is superb performing all the character voices. Kudos Faleena! The story ticks all the right boxes for a sexy funny but also dramatic emotional ride. A pleasure to listen/read!

  • Heart of Stone

  • Stone Brothers, Book 2
  • By: Anna Hart, Tess Oliver
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Maxine Mitchell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

A bitter, dark childhood has left Hunter Stone hardened to the world around him. Giving his heart to anyone, even Amy Linton, the woman he cares most about, is impossible. Hunter will do anything for Amy - anything, that is, except commit. At the same time, he can't tolerate any guy getting close to her. But Amy needs more, and now Hunter faces the prospect of losing her for good.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Joe Arden and Maxine Mitchell rock!

  • By Maryann on 07-26-16

Joe Arden and Maxine Mitchell rock!

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

Reviewed: 07-26-16

These two narrators really bring books to life. Joe Arden has the sexiest voice out there in narrator land. The authors do well too. I would just suggest a bit more character development pet book to be even better.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Reliquary

  • Reliquary Series, Book 1
  • By: Sarah Fine
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212

Mattie Carver's engagement party should have marked the start of her own personal fairy tale. But when her fiancé, Ben, is violently abducted the next morning, her desperate quest to find him rips her away from small-town life and reveals a shattering truth: magic is real - and Ben is hooked. It's not the stuff of storybooks. It's wildly addictive, capable of producing everything from hellish anguish to sensual ecstasy almost beyond human endurance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great concept,. sexual content sometimes distracts

  • By Vernon on 12-03-18

Really good!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-21-16

A very good surprise. Can't wait for more. Hopefully more than one more book. Really can't get over how much I loved it.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Darkness Brutal

  • The Dark Cycle, Book 1
  • By: Rachel A. Marks
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 386
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 353

Aidan O'Linn's childhood ended the night he saw a demon kill his mother and mark his sister, Ava, with Darkness. Since then, every three years the demons have returned to try to claim her. Living in the gritty, forgotten corners of Los Angeles, Aidan has managed to protect his sister, but he knows that even his powers to fight demons and speak dead languages won't keep her safe for much longer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Completely original and intelligent series!

  • By God.Of.Travelers on 09-28-16

Outstanding !

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

Reviewed: 06-11-16

I was pleasantly surprised by the story and narration. Great job guys. Can't wait to read the next one!!!!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Seduce Me

  • Ravage MC Series, Book 2
  • By: Ryan Michele
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Elizabeth Hart
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428

Casey Alexander grew up part of the Ravage Motorcycle Club family since the day she was abandoned by her mother and thrown into her father's lap. Always seeing herself as an outsider, she spent her whole life trying to fit in but never really succeeding. When she loses her beloved father, the utter aloneness engulfs her, leaving her searching for solace in the one man she's always craved.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great from start to finish

  • By Michael on 04-06-16

Narrator oh my......

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

Reviewed: 06-10-16

I could not finish due to the whine and moan of the female protagonist. The first book was awesome. This one.....sigh

2 of 3 people found this review helpful