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Kimberly Berg

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  • Torture Mom

  • A Chilling True Story of Confinement, Mutilation and Murder (True Crime)
  • By: Ryan Green
  • Narrated by: Steve White
  • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

In July 1965, teenagers Sylvia and Jenny Likens were left in the temporary care of Gertrude Baniszewski, a middle-aged single mother, and her seven children. The Baniszewski household was overrun with children. There were few rules and ample freedom. Sadly, the environment created a dangerous hierarchy of social Darwinism where the strong preyed on the weak. What transpired in the following three months was both riveting and chilling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • buckle up for this ride

  • By Teresa Noel on 09-17-18

Gripping and Heartbreaking

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

Not for the weak or soft heated. Written along the lines of A Child Called It. So sad and horrible. This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.

  • A Stranger's Kindness

  • By: EC Stilson
  • Narrated by: Courtney Parker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31

"Love can carry us through all of this. It doesn't age. Its back doesn't go out. It doesn't get arthritis, or need a motor. It doesn't lose its hearing or become forgetful. It is what keeps on when the years get late and our hair is grey. It's what can heal and buoy us through anything. I want to be old with you, yes, but I want to feel young with you forever." I finished reading the words and found myself speechless. I was a single mother, yet this selfless bachelor had come into my life, and he had literally changed everything.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Average romance..... good for a long trip.

  • By cosmitron on 03-01-18

Nice little love story

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

Not a lot of excitement here, moves along pretty slow. Not a bad story though. This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.

  • Targeted

  • A Deputy, Her Love Affairs, a Brutal Murder
  • By: M. William Phelps
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 63

When her missing boyfriend is found murdered, his body encased in cement inside a watering trough and dumped in a cattle field, a local sheriff's deputy is arrested and charged with his murder. But as New York Times best-selling author and investigative journalist M. William Phelps digs in, the truth leads to questions about her guilt. In his first full-length, original true-crime audiobook for WildBlue Press, Phelps delivers a hard-hitting, unique experience, immersing listeners in the life of the first female deputy in Oglethorpe County, Georgia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Did She or Didn't She . . .

  • By Polly Poizendem on 03-01-18

Whodunnit??

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

If you're looking for a book with answers this is not it. You never find out who the killer is! There's a conviction - but did she do it? This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.

  • intoxic

  • By: Angie Gallion
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Reilly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

When Alison Hayes walks into her storm-darkened trailer the afternoon of her 16th birthday, she has no idea that it will be the beginning of a year like no other. Her mother has lost her job again, the most stable man they've ever had in their lives is looking for the nearest exit, and her best friend is dating the prom queen. She can't remember the last time anything good had happened to her. If the rails still passed through town, she would definitely be on the wrong side, always looking across to everyone else.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Intoxicated by intoxic

  • By Fantom on 07-05-18

A great listen!

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

Reviewed: 07-29-18

I was given this book in exchange for a fair review. I will gladly say this was a great book! I greatly liked forward to listening to see what happened next. It's the sad story of addiction told through the eyes of a child of an addict. Well worth your time!

  • My Mother's Dragon

  • By: D.M. Rogers
  • Narrated by: Rinelle Harkin
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

After questioning their childhood and adolescence, Dante decides to document and discuss what they remember. The truth grows harder to swallow, as old memories bubble up.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An inspiring story.

  • By cosmitron on 07-09-18

A child's perspective

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

A very interesting look into the life of a child who's mother was an alcoholic. Kept my interest throughout.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • The Beast I Loved

  • A Battered Woman's Desperate Struggle to Survive
  • By: Robert Davidson
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

June Briand shot four bullets into her husband's head and was sentenced to 15 years to life. This is the shocking, true story of survival - and the intense bond June shared with her pathologically violent husband, a monster who physically and sexually tortured, degraded, and dominated her so relentlessly she refused to believe he was dead even after she killed him. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beyond Beast . . .

  • By Polly Poizendem on 07-14-18

Exceptional True Crime

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

I usually am not a huge fan of true crime but this one got to me right from the start. The narration was outstanding and it was a very interesting story. Highly recommend.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Stories Untold: A Novel

  • By: Leslie Wolfe
  • Narrated by: Andrew Tell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 25

When a suicidal client seeks her help, Dr. Angela Blackwell cannot turn him away, despite the fact that he isn’t seeking the kind of help she normally provides her clients. The man, who won’t fully identify himself, wants the distinguished psychologist to stand witness after his planned death in six months’ time, ensuring his wife will not be charged as an accessory or be hindered from collecting the death benefit he carefully provisioned for her. He calls himself DJ and won’t willingly share anything about his past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A little too close to home... LOVED IT!

  • By Michelle on 12-13-17

Loved this book!

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

This would make a great movie. Was sad for it to come to an end. I received this book in exchange for a review, happy to say I thoroughly enjoyed the listen!

  • Finding Grace

  • Captured by a Cult
  • By: Warren Adler
  • Narrated by: Steve Ogden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14

When their 23-year-old daughter goes missing, divorcees Harry and Paulie are forced to leave behind their newly constructed lives to track Grace down. But Grace isn't lost, not physically at least. They find her seemingly unharmed in California on a sunny farm the other residents call 'Camp Star'. But nothing is as it seems.... Sinister motives lurk behind the smiles of those at the camp, and the two soon learn that Grace is in the clutches of a notorious cult. Under the spell of mind control, she denies Harry and Paulie as her family and shuns their love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well written, but boring

  • By Jeff & Sabrena on 11-29-17

Not quite believable

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

Reviewed: 12-29-17

Story started out good but became a little unbelievable. Probably just me but I was very skeptical. There is also a echo like sound to the narration which I found annoying. Give it a listen and form your own opinion!

  • An Angel on Her Shoulder

  • By: Dan Alatorre
  • Narrated by: David Bosco
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

A series of unexplainable tragedies surround a family and their young daughter as they seek to determine whether they are possessed, paranoid, or collectively going insane. Meanwhile, forgotten clues from the father's past may indicate forces are at work in ways more ominous than any of them could have imagined.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly good paranormal story

  • By Tiffany on 12-24-17

so-so

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

Reviewed: 12-29-17

Started out good but became too weird for my taste. The story is tolerable but the narrator was too much. When talking in the normal narration voice it was great but anytime they were talking for other people in the story I literally cringed!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Foy

  • On the Road to Lost
  • By: Gordon Atkinson
  • Narrated by: Karl Miller
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

Foy is a minister who can no longer make sense of the religious world into which he was born. A strange bus journey to the heart of New Orleans marks his exit from a familiar life and a rebirth into a new reality. But the secular world is a strange and lonely place for Foy. His identity as a clergyman is more deeply embedded in his soul than he thought. Foy is determined to chart his own course rather than allowing others to define who he is.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting and Different kind of Story

  • By Michael J on 08-05-17

Makes you think...

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

Reviewed: 08-23-17

I was given this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All in all this was a pretty good read. It jumps around a lot making it a little confusing but also really makes the reader think about things. I would recommend giving it a listen.