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Kyle R. Bemis

nashville, tn
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  • The Ghost Between Us: Unabridged

  • By: Pete Nunweiler
  • Narrated by: John Pirhalla
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Toby and Anna Miller were a perfect couple. Romantic, passionate, and truly best friends. When he loses her after a car accident, he takes a leave of absence from work to carry out his promise to Anna and moves to the "Forever House" in the mountains of Tennessee. It's their dream come true carried out by one. Soon after he settles in, he hears strange noises in the house but brushes them off until his realtor, Alex, shares a dark secret with him and he learns of her heartbreaking connection to the house. Over time, Toby and Alex become closer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hey Sarah?

  • By Kyle R. Bemis on 02-14-19

Hey Sarah?

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

What a fun book. Lots of interesting ghost tech and knowledge that at the beginning felt so different to me personally, but by the end has me calling them by name!
Narrator is obviously huge with an audio book and I hadn’t personally heard this narrator before, but he did a great job with it.

Love the landscape of the book (I’m from TN), character development was well done, and did not expect the end! Truly enjoyed it and will be snagging the next one in the series! By the end, couldn’t wait to sneak in a few minutes here and there any chance I could to see what happened next.
Had no idea I’d be a fan of the genera, but really glad I snagged it.

  • An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

  • A Novel
  • By: Hank Green
  • Narrated by: Kristen Sieh, Hank Green
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,576
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,440
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,436

The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three a.m., 23-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship - like a 10-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor - April and her friend Andy make a video with it, which Andy uploads Online. The next day April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world - everywhere from Beijing to Buenos Aires - and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense media spotlight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grape jelly in the void

  • By Marissa on 09-27-18

Truly enjoyed it.

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

My wife got the physical copy and swore up and down I would love this book. Honestly I don’t know why but I was hesitant to actually get it. It just didn’t sound like my cup of tea. That being said, I got it and I loved it. This has many levels of interest from understanding the world of the viral celebrity to sci-fi and action. Once I got a chapter or two into it I couldn’t “put it down” literally would stay in the far 15-20 minutes longer than needed to finish a section.

  • Mountain Man: Prequel

  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,401
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,209

After a long day of prepping a house for painting, all Gus Berry wanted was the night off to spend some time with his girlfriend and relax before having to return to work the next morning. But that isn’t going to happen. Because Gus’s co-worker Benny has found a one-night job at the local Mollymart East, a job that has to be done by morning. If Gus and his paint crew can complete the work by then, it could mean huge business with a respected, established grocery store chain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gus... Redefining the ‘Everyman!'

  • By Tracy P. on 10-24-18

Man o man

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

What a great prequel!! I’ve loved the rest of the series so much that I’ve actually listened to it twice and this truly was one of the best prequels I’ve ever read/listened to. Interesting back stories, intense action, and a lot of answered questions. Well done!

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Columbus Day

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,641
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27,240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,177

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sci Fi I didn't know I wanted

  • By Gary Glenn on 06-27-17

Sucks you in!

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

Love the narration on this, the story was easy to follow but kept you on edge wanting the next bit as soon as possible. Truly enjoyed it! Grabbing the second in the series now. I'm now hooked. Thanks skippy.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Queen of Fire

  • A Raven's Shadow Novel
  • By: Anthony Ryan
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 26 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,760
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,765

After fighting back from the brink of death, Queen Lyrna is determined to repel the invading Volarian army and regain the independence of the Unified Realm. Except to accomplish her goals, she must do more than rally her loyal supporters. She must align herself with forces she once found repugnant - those who possess the strange and varied gifts of the Dark - and take the war to her enemy's doorstep. Victory rests on the shoulders of Vaelin Al Sorna, now named battle lord of the realm. However, his path is riddled with difficulties.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The Completion of the Collapse of Potential

  • By Joe Chad on 07-14-15

A Good Ending to a Good Series

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

Reviewed: 11-28-16

This series was well worth the listen. I originally purchased all three of the books under a sale they were doing. At first I was worried I made a mistake, I was worried the narrator wasn't going to do the book justice. After the first hour of the first book (this is not that book) I was sold. I love books set in this type of fantasy world. This was a by grittier than I expected at points and I feel the narrator helped that narrative. This wind be a long review, but if your on the fence about using a credit or spending the money, you shouldn't be. Get it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Heir of Novron

  • Riyria Revelations, Volume 3
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 31 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,770
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,571
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16,572

On the holiday of Wintertide, the New Empire plans to burn the Witch of Melengar and force the Empress into a marriage of their own design. But they didn’t account for Royce and Hadrian finally locating the Heir of Novron—or the pair’s desire to wreak havoc on the New Empire’s carefully crafted scheme.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AN EXCELLENT TRILOGY

  • By Randall on 12-24-18

Great. All around.

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

Reviewed: 08-12-16

Such an awesome conclusion. So bummed the series is over. Narration was fantastic. Characters were great. Plot kept me intrigued. Worth the cost/credit. I wish there was more past where things ended, meaning additions books, who knows. Now for the Prequels!

  • The Fiery Cross

  • Outlander, Book 5
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 55 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,353
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,045

The year is 1771. Claire Randall is still an outlander, out of place and out of time. But now she is linked by love to her only anchor: Jamie Fraser. They have crossed oceans and centuries to build a life together in North Carolina. But tensions, both ancient and recent, threaten members of their clan. Knowing that his wife has the gift of prophecy, James must believe Claire, though he would prefer not to. Claire has shared a dreadful truth: there will, without a doubt, be a war.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Something that had to be gotten through

  • By Anne on 03-08-12

Such a disappointment...

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

Reviewed: 06-07-16

I've listened to the previous books and they have been fantastic. Davina Porter is fantastic as always. Literally I felt like I was just waiting for something to happen the entire book. They are on a farm. A little skirmish breaks out. They are on a farm. They make penicillin. They are on a farm. Wait here's a paddle boat. They are on a farm. Now you pretty much have the book down. Of course there are minor things that add to the story and at times it's good, but overall I felt like this book in the series was the dud or throwaway. I've heard the next one is a little better (I hope it is) but I need a break. This was painful. Literally listened to 13 other books between portions of this book....it was just that slow.

  • The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Adam Baldwin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,596
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,584

Have you ever seen a planet invaded by rampaging space mutants from another dimension or Nazi dinosaurs from the future? Don't let this happen to you! Rifts happen, so you should be ready when universes collide. A policy with Stranger & Stranger can cover all of your interdimensional insurance needs. Rated "Number One in Customer Satisfaction" for three years running, no claim is too big or too weird for Tom Stranger to handle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Someone owes me a new keyboard

  • By Aimee M on 05-24-16

What's not to love

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

Reviewed: 06-02-16

This was a fun book all around. I loved all the different realities that came along. There was a lot of fun had making this book I'm sure. As soon as I started listening I couldn't stop, especially when translated into manatee. Get it, you'll enjoy it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The North Water

  • A Novel
  • By: Ian McGuire
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,066
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,059

Behold the man: stinking, drunk, and brutal. Henry Drax is a harpooner on the Volunteer, a Yorkshire whaler bound for the rich hunting waters of the arctic circle. Also aboard for the first time is Patrick Sumner, an ex-army surgeon with a shattered reputation, no money, and no better option than to sail as the ship's medic on this violent, filthy, and ill-fated voyage.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Reader / Listener Beware

  • By K. Agricola on 12-23-17

Not bad, just not for me...

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

Reviewed: 05-22-16

I wasn't really sure what to expect from this book. The narrator does a great job with it and was very easy to listen to. The sample your given to listen to,at least for me, makes me think of a game of thrones type of book simply set in a whaling atmosphere - very vivid, a very in your face kind of book. So I took a leap and got it. Where it made me regret it was just past the sample when a boy is raped... Had no idea it was coming, still I pushed on hoping the rest of the book would make up for it soon.... It happened again... Became a piece of the overall plot overall so I won't go any deeper than that. It also wasn't clear who the main character was for a good while, if there even was to be one. There is. As long as you can push past that, then it's not a bad book- ok plot, very detailed, great narration. That being said, would I listen to it again? No, it's just not a book for me.

14 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Admiral

  • By: Sean Danker
  • Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 146

He is the last to wake. The label on his sleeper pad identifies him as an admiral of the Evagardian Empire - a surprise as much to him as to the three recent recruits now under his command. He wears no uniform, and he is ignorant of military protocol, but the ship's records confirm he is their superior officer. Whether he is an Evagardian admiral or a spy will be of little consequence if the crew members all end up dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to put down- exciting

  • By Sheryl on 05-21-16

Admiral?

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

Reviewed: 05-10-16

So this was actually the first time I listened to a book with no reviews (when I got it), it was pretty good overall. The narrator did a good job, it was also the first time I've heard him. I felt he fit this book well. When I first read the synopsis I thought this was going to be very similar to other stories- they wake up, they don't remember who they are, they have to survive. Pleasantly, I was surprised that wasn't the case. They wake up, they know who they are, not each other, and other things happen- sorry no spoilers. The writer did a good job keeping me entrenched in the story, not giving all answers until the final minutes of the book. This is well worth a credit and a very easy listen. No harsh language, so I'd say it's good for most ages f that is a concern.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful