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  • Finding Miranda

  • By: Iris Chacon
  • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

How come nobody ever sees Miranda Ogilvy, except the blind neighbor who wants her and the hired henchman who wants her dead? Murder, political corruption, quirky small-town neighbors, and Dave the Wonder Dog work together to make this mystery fun, romantic, full of surprises, and warmly satisfying. Joshua Bennington's unforgettable narration brings the amazing characters to vivid life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Chick Book

  • By Hans on 10-17-17

SURPRISINGLY ENTERTAINING

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

Reviewed: 11-07-17

Great audio book. A clean romance. The narration was out standing and the story predictable but entertaining. Buy it you will love it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Fate, First Edition: The Jacobsons

  • By: Daniel Allen DuBour
  • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
  • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23

Was it a remarkable stroke of fate, or destiny which brought John Jacobson and his son together? His son was brought up in a household of hate and mistrust. He left home at an early age to try and seek out some sort of happiness in New York City. During this time, his real father, a truck driver, was unaware of his son's existence. What forces were in play to give his son the idea of leaving New York and heading to Florida? This story is an example of human stamina, integrity, and love beyond our understanding.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Truck drivers might like it...

  • By Charlotte on 04-07-16

A passionate story of fate.

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

Reviewed: 11-30-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

A friend recommended the book to me and I will pass it on.

Which character – as performed by Joshua Bennington – was your favorite?

The best part of the story was when the son (John) was telling the story of his life. In fact the book could have stopped there and it would have been winner!

If you could take any character from The Fate, First Edition: The Jacobsons out to dinner, who would it be and why?

That would be John Jr. for sure. I would have liked to have heard more about his life.

  • Stop Smoking

  • The Most Effective Way to Stop Smoking Permanently
  • By: Jay Lopez
  • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
  • Length: 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Believe it or not, some people still ask why they should stop smoking. Smoking causes illness and death. It's probably the most preventable lifestyle factor that is affecting human health. Smoking causes harm to every organ in the body. The heart, lungs, blood vessels, and fertility are all adversely affected by tobacco use and the chemicals in cigarettes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • THAT'S RIGHT STOP SMOKING!

  • By Oso on 01-06-16

Great book...I stopped smoking!!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-30-15

What did you love best about Stop Smoking?

I loved the new ideas the author set down in his book. I tried a few and it works...so far!

What about Joshua Bennington’s performance did you like?

I loved Joshua Bennington's voice and will be looking to see what else his has done.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

I idea of buying fewer smoke's at a time was very helpful. I went from buying a carton to one pack at a time to none.

Any additional comments?

I recommend this book to anyone who is ready to quite smoking. It might be just what you need to stop.

  • Hired Gun

  • Antique Assassin Crime Series, Book 1
  • By: Ryan Bennett
  • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23

Dexter O'Kane is a family man who becomes an assassin after the death of his wife and son, a failing business, and witnessing a murder that unravels his simple life. Recruiting best friend and business partner John Wood to be his partner in crime, Dexter is on the hunt for a serial killer who's wreaking havoc in the small blue collar town of LeClaire, Missouri.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Dreadful

  • By David on 03-30-17

ANTIQUES WITH A MYSTERY

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

Reviewed: 10-11-15

If you could sum up Antique Assassin: Reborn, Book 1 in three words, what would they be?

Antiques, mystery, small town

What about Joshua Bennington’s performance did you like?

I liked Mr. Benningtons performance, this is my thrid book I have heard read by him. I like his different voices and his reading style.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Antique dealers out of their element

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed the book. It was entertaining but slow in parts but over all I might hear it again.

  • A Reluctant White Knight

  • Will it Be Sunny Tomorrow?
  • By: T. W. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

The primary character is recovering from the loss of his wife of nearly 25 years. He uses the experience of his past to rescue a stranger and then protects that person from an attempted kidnapping. The scenes of the book are set in present-day rural West Texas with events occurring in Houston and on Galveston Island. The author uses colorful descriptions of the areas, people, and actions to draw in the listener.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Adventure and Romance for grandparients

  • By Billy on 07-06-15

MY GRAND PARENTS FELL IN LOVE

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

Reviewed: 08-23-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I have recommended this book to a few of my friends. Although the characters are older it is still a love story with a lot of action.

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

Joshua Bennington brought the characters to life as he read the story. You could almost picture what they looked like by their voices.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

In away, most chapters ended with a cliff hanger and you wound want to hear what is going to happen.

Any additional comments?

I gave this book 5 stars because it is about love in an older generation. Something we do not see enough off at the book stand. I also liked the narration, it added a lot to the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Taken

  • The Chronicles of Kilix, Book 2
  • By: Teddy K Chapin
  • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
  • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Kilix has vanished off the face of the earth. Loren feels responsible for his disappearance and has spent the last nine months searching for him. Just as Loren's about to give up the hunt for Kilix, a tip comes in that leads her halfway across the globe. To Loren's surprise, she's not the only one on the hunt for Kilix. To Loren's surprise, finding Kilix was only half the battle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Action packed Si-Fi with a little romance

  • By Gene on 09-06-15

FAST ACTION IN THE FIGHT FOR THE WORLD DOMINATION

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

Reviewed: 08-23-15

If you could sum up Taken in three words, what would they be?

FAST, ACTION, ADVENTURE

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the fast action and the interplay between Loren and the AI. I also liked the new character Peter. He was a likable villain and gave a counter balance to Loren.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Peter sells out Kilix to the head of the AI was my favorite scene. You know that the AI is some where from the first book and now it has a personality, thanks to the voice narrator gave it.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

This was the second book in Mr. Chapin,s three book series. The first book was good but the second book was even better. I want to read the third book or hear it if it comes out in the audio book format.

Any additional comments?

This book was very exciting and fast moving, and the new character Peter charges the book with additional energy.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Chronicles of Kilix

  • By: T.K. Chapin
  • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
  • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

The rise of the Artificial Intelligence in 2055, known as The Lost Year, resulted in massive casualties on a global scale. Planes crashed, elevators malfunctioned, missiles launched and brought the human race to its knees. Humanity was able to stop the A.I. after a year of tragedy and devastation and has been rebuilding ever since.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MANKIND AGAINST THE MACHINES

  • By Jeff on 08-28-15

The struggle between AI and man set in the future

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

Reviewed: 08-23-15

What did you love best about Chronicles of Kilix?

I liked the interactions of the teenagers in their fight with computers. It was a fast moving adventure story about coming of age.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Loren, she reminded me of me. I can remember thinking the same things she thought about her mother and the boys she hung out with.

Which character – as performed by Joshua Bennington – was your favorite?

One again, I would have to say Loren. Joshua bennington was able to give Loren a good voice for a man doing a female part. I would have to give him a thumbs up for that voice.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

This was a book that I could easily listen to in one setting. It kept my attention and held me there.

Any additional comments?

This was a very entertaining audio book that you will not let down. I gave it a five star rating, because I loved it. I am now looking forward to reading the rest of the authors books.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Railroad Raiders of the Civil War

  • Traditional American History Series, Volume 9
  • By: James M. Volo
  • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23

The focus of this selection concerns both the Federal and Confederate efforts to disable or maintain the railroads within the active theaters of the war. Real railroads of iron and steam and ribbons of steel vanishing into the horizon quickly became a strategic objective of both armies in the Civil War. Raiders and protectors were deployed both North and South. The damage inflicted on roadways and rolling stock was not always easy to accomplish.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • RAILROADS IN THE BOARDER STATES IN THE CIVIL WAR

  • By Deborah on 08-23-15

RAILROADS IN THE BOARDER STATES IN THE CIVIL WAR

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

Reviewed: 08-23-15

Where does Railroad Raiders of the Civil War rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I like books about the Civil War. This book had the twist of introducing the railroad and the battles over it during the war

What was one of the most memorable moments of Railroad Raiders of the Civil War?

Most of the battles to capture the railroad engines and their supplies. It was also interesting in how they moved the engines, with out tracks.

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

Joshua Bennington did an all right read. It was dry but then so is the book. I guess narrators can only do so much with the material. The one thing Joshua Bennington has going for him was his voice, I did like that.

Any additional comments?

I did not give this book top rating because it was like my history books, only so much you can do with that material. What I did like was the story line about trains in the South during the Civil War.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Cruel Deception

  • Detective Jason Strong Book 9
  • By: John C. Dalglish
  • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Jason and Vanessa are back with a new case, and this one pushes them to the limit. Clues are being left at the scene of the homicides but they can't figure out the meaning. Frustration mounts, as does the number of victims, but the detectives won't give up. Will they figure it out too late, or are they smarter than the killer gives them credit for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredibly good serial murder mystery!

  • By Wayne on 11-19-17

A MYSTERY DETECTIVE STORY

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

Reviewed: 08-23-15

What did you love best about Cruel Deception?

What I found most entertaining about this book was that I did not guess "who done it" until I was told at the end. Those kinds of books keep me going to the end. Hard to turn off the audio book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Cruel Deception?

Each of the killings were unforgettable because they were soooo gross.

What about Joshua Bennington’s performance did you like?

I am really liking this reader. This is the second or third book I have heard him read. I have enjoyed them all more because of his voice. He brought a lot to this and the other books he has done. I want to hear more of him.

Any additional comments?

Get the audio book you will like it. We have heard it twice already and will play it again for our friends.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Lethal Injection

  • Detective Jason Strong, Book 8
  • By: John C. Dalglish
  • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
  • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Jason and Vanessa have returned with a case that will test their faith and their partnership.The homeless of San Antonio are dying, but apparently from natural causes. Captain Patton is ordered to make sure these cases are not homicide, so he gets with Lieutenant Banks, and requests her best detectives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very Disappointed

  • By Henry on 01-29-17

WOW..ANOTHER GLORIOUS DETECTIVE STORY

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

Reviewed: 08-23-15

What made the experience of listening to Lethal Injection the most enjoyable?

Joshua Bennington made the characters seems alive and his voice gave them a bit of mystery at times.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Well, it can only be Detective Jason Strong. It was nice that Jason did not use any bad language. I like all of John Dalglish's books because of that.

What about Joshua Bennington’s performance did you like?

Mr. Dalglish has gotten a good reader this time and I hope he is used in the future. I was delighted with Mr. Bennington"s voice and his reading of "Lethal Injection".

Any additional comments?

This audio book was enjoyable for me and I gave it a five star review!

1 of 6 people found this review helpful