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  • The Enigma Ignite

  • The Enigma Series, Book 3
  • By: Charles V Breakfield, Roxanne E Burkey
  • Narrated by: Derek Shoales
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

As the world's biggest powers compete for superiority, it's not larger weapons or greater numbers of soldiers that top their wish lists. Instead, it's the latest and greatest technological advances: nanotechnology, dynamic programming algorithms, and drones, working together to build the next generation of military communications. When a professor at a Texas university begins researching ways to improve animal husbandry and boost global food supplies, her results catch the eye of inquisitive engineer Keith Austin Avery, whose interests have nothing to do with solving world hunger. But as Avery works on potential new uses for this technology, his research draws the attention of a powerful terrorist group, with traumatic results for him and his subcontractor Eilla-Zan Marshall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Romance still a little awkward

  • By BookAddict'sReviews on 10-15-18

Romance still a little awkward

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

Shoales continues his amazing narration work with this next book in the series. I enjoy his voice as it helps me get into the story easier knowing which character is speaking based on the little distinctions he does for each of them. I really love his accents as well! No production errors from what I can tell. Shoales is a perfect narrator for the series and I’m glad he has continued with the series if only for consistency 🙂 I give it a 5/5 stars.

The story itself of this third book is interesting. We get some more plot twists and weird technology introduced. From a reality perspective I get a little lost with how plausible the technology is/how it works. I think some more description on that would be beneficial since it is a scifi book. I also still question the romance a little haha. I’m more used to it, but I just don’t know if it’s super necessary to the series as a whole. But overall Breakfield and Burkey have done much better with the romantic parts and since it’s clearly something they want in here I am happy for the improvement. So I give the story itself a 4/5 stars.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by MK Marketing. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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  • Gods of Blood and Bone

  • A LitRPG Novel (Seeds of Chaos, Volume 1)
  • By: Azalea Ellis
  • Narrated by: Natalie Duke
  • Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

They captured me in a dirty alley and injected me with a virtual reality chip, a GPS tracker, and my first Seed. They made me a Player. At first, I loved the miraculous ability to level up anything about myself. Then they yanked me off my world for the first time and sent me to fight for my life on a vicious alien planet where the other Players are just as dangerous as the monsters, and if you can’t level up, you die. But I’m the type to cling to life by the tips of my bloody fingernails. And I hate it when people try to control me.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Initially Great, Sort of Ran Out of Steam for Me

  • By Jason on 10-05-18

Story fell apart a bit

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

Ellis’ story had a really good beginning. It was creepy and scary. I felt for the characters and the horrors they were going through. I was never sure what was going to happen and I was honestly scared for them. It seemed like all would be lost! But then about halfway through the novel changed and it became more about the bigger picture/greater unknown person to fear. It was pretty weird how it shifted. I don’t think there was a good transition and there wasn’t enough explanation of all the horrors going on after that point either. The characters themselves were interesting and felt realistic, I just wish I had seen more than been told in the novel. So for me I’m giving it about a 3/5 stars.

The narration by Duke is great! I loved her voice and all the little things she did to distinguish the characters. The bickering between the siblings felt natural as well. She has good pacing and studio production seems to be great as well. It was the narration that kept me hooked into the novel even when I felt the storyline seemed to fall apart a bit. I just really enjoyed listening to her and would definitely listen to another audiobook by her in the future! 5/5 stars.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Azalea Ellis. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

  • Chiseled

  • A Memoir of Identity, Duplicity, and Divine Wine
  • By: Danuta Pfeiffer
  • Narrated by: Danuta Pfeiffer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Through betrayals and loss and her search for redemption, Danuta Pfeiffer becomes the unlikely co-host to a television evangelist bent on becoming the president of the US. When her past catches up to her, she is caught in the crosshairs of politics and religion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such an empowering story!

  • By A.L. Hernandez on 07-29-18

Beautiful Memoir!

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

I loved this author’s memoir! I don’t always love memoirs/non-fiction, but this author did a fantastic job with writing her own encounters in life. It felt at times like a fiction novel which is excellent for me, because I love the way it flowed. I felt many emotions while reading Pfeiffer’s life story, many of which made me want to scream at the audiobook while I was driving. I’m glad she found her way and was able to become so successful! I’m always in awe of individuals who eventually find themselves and their life purpose. I’m hoping I can come to that sooner rather than later myself 🙂 I give it a 5/5 stars.

The narration was also done by Pfeiffer, which felt like an excellent choice since this is her life story. She does well with each voice, making them distinct, and probably this is how they sounded to her while she experienced these events. I didn’t find anything wrong with studio production or pacing of the narration. I give it a 5/5 stars as well!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Danuta Pfeiffer. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

  • Ray vs the Meaning of Life

  • By: Michael F Stewart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Clay
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Grandma's last will and testament names Ray to inherit the trailer park. It's a million-dollar estate with one hitch: To prove he's not as aimless as he seems, Ray must discover the meaning of life by the end of the month. (She left the answer in an envelope.) If he fails, the camp goes to his estranged family.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THIS is what a YA book is meant to be!

  • By Hall Ways on 10-01-18

Quirky, sad, laughing

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

Stewart’s story is one that I would definitely call introspective. Ray seems to just be this weird and quirky character who is going through a rough time. His family is not all that helpful either. In fact I often got mad at the way they treated him. Ray also seems a bit depressed, although I admire the humor he’s able to find in these tough situations. This is definitely a story that you have to give some time to get into. The first bit is pretty sad, but it evolves over time to something more hopeful. I really like Ray and he made me laugh and cry a bunch during the story. I give it a 5/5 stars.

The narration by Clay was great as well! He does all these weird voices that make me laugh at times. I also think he did a great job with putting emotion in where it’s needed. I would definitely listen to him as a narrator of another work in the future. Studio production seems great as well. So I’m giving the audio a 5/5 stars.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Michael F. Stewart. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

  • How We Found You: A Cyberpunk Kidnapping Thriller

  • When Tomorrow Calls Book 2
  • By: JT Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Roshina Ratnam
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

There's something different about Kate's four-year-old son. He wasn't created the old fashioned way. Now a violent cult wants him dead and Kate will do anything to protect him – until they take her daughter. In tomorrow's world, Kate is haunted by a brutal past. Struggling to navigate a life that seems like an experiment in virtual reality, her paranoia threatens to consume her. But when someone tries to kidnap Mally, she realises she was absolutely right to be afraid. With only hours to go before the cult's prophecy is to be fulfilled, Kate and Seth face more danger than they've ever imagined, desperate to keep him safe. However, the charismatic leader of the cult has other ideas, which puts Kate in an impossible position. Who will she choose to live, and who will she have to sacrifice?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book 2

  • By ZOE R on 12-21-17

Deadline was weird

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

Lawrence continues with this interesting story here! I have enjoyed this journey to where we are with the mystery and magical elements of this novel. There were a couple of weird spots though with deadlines in the novel. Such as the deadline of the prophecy. I feel like it came out of nowhere and didn’t fit in with the rest of the narrative. Overall It was a good second book in the series and I look forward to seeing where this goes 🙂 I give it a 4.5/5 stars.

The narration was excellent! I enjoyed listening to Ratnam’s voice. It was easy to see these characters in my mind with the narration. I do think there could be better distinction between a couple of characters. I give it a 4.5/5 stars.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by JT Lawrence. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

  • The Secret Chord (The Conor McBride Series - Mystery Suspense Thriller Book 2)

  • By: Kathryn Guare
  • Narrated by: Wayne Farrell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Conor McBride has lost everything, and if he can't find a way to disappear in a hurry, the next thing he loses could be his life. Running from enemies he's never met and haunted by his own destructive actions, Conor needs a refuge secure enough to hold his secrets. A farmhouse inn tucked amidst the green mountains of Vermont seems ideal, but when his past catches up with him, Conor discovers the beautiful young innkeeper has secrets of her own, and hers are more likely to get them both killed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good adventure

  • By cosmitron on 03-31-18

Back again with a thrilling mystery

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

Kathryn Guare gives us a second story in this universe that I definitely wasn’t expecting from listening to the first book, but happy to come across! Much like the first book, this is full of information and it is important to listen through carefully. It may be an easier read, since there is a lot to take in, but then you would not get the amazing voice of Wayne Farrell! There are some return characters, but it’s not necessary to read/listen to the first book to understand this one. It is exciting and has a very complex mystery that will take all your focus to get to the bottom of! I give it a 4.5/5 stars.

Farrell also narrated the first book in the series. I love his voice acting so much. He does excellent accents! Especially Irish 🙂 Each character feels new and distinct. The pacing is great and audio production is also amazing. I give it a 5/5 stars.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Kathryn Guare. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

  • Soul of Stone

  • Ice and Stone Series, Book 1
  • By: Traci McDonald
  • Narrated by: Amanda Stribling
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

When a tragic fire takes the lives of her mother and grandmother, Danielle Lyndon is left alone with a 200-year-old bookstore in Greenville, Alabama. Facing what seems like an eternity of loneliness and abandonment, her life is inexorably altered late one night when a runaway teenage girl breaks into her store and Danielle receives a mysterious text message…from her dead mother. The only person who can help her is Aaron Donnell, a reckless, tormented drifter with haunting silver-blue eyes who is searching for the burglar, his younger sister.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very Confusing Story

  • By BookAddict'sReviews on 08-20-18

Very Confusing Story

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

So the narrator Amanda does a really great job with this book! In fact the reason I was able to get all the way through would be mainly in part due to the narrator. The only voice I did not like was the British student. It sounded too airy. I would have also liked her to be a bit more deep with the male voices, but I think she did such an excellent job with the southern accents! And the production is good too. No weird pauses or trouble hearing. I give the narration a 4.5/5 stars.

As for the story. It was hard on me. I was instantly very intrigued about the books and about our main character’s family and backstory. Yet we got no backstory. It just starts in the middle and continues on. We get 1-2 sentences of backstory really with knowing there was a fire and it left her mom and grandma dead or maybe not her mom? And we know she used to be a college student but left to go mind the store. The mystery surrounding this family and the books really hooked me in, I just wish the author had done a better job of following through.

What I had issues with were how fast paced everything was and there was no real direction things seemed to be going in. It was like: ok we did this now, so we should go here next…Also why does she distrust men so much? Her father died and didn’t leave her like I thought, so I don’t get the issue with men thing at all. And I’m concerned she’s hearing voices from the walls in her bookstore/house telling her not to trust men. And the rules for the books are so extremely vague I don’t understand how she even knows what to do and what not to do with them. There are minor things that confused and frustrated me such as when she asks Aaron if he’s from around here when in the sentence before he said he was from out of town looking for his sister and also does not share a southern accent, so it should have been obvious…and no matter how many times this guy says he doesn’t want the books she keeps asking him to stay away from her because he wants the books. Like if you don’t trust him don’t get in a car with him and go all over town! Call the police on him!

The last major thing I’ll discuss is the love story. It goes from this chick accusing him of using her for her books to making out in the span of a couple paragraphs…no. If you wanted to set up the romance you needed to get her to trust him first and let her guard down. What part about him saying he didn’t want the books for the 50th time in a row helped her get over her mistrust of men? I cannot get behind the romance in this story at all. I can understand how they could be together, but it was developed all wrong :/

So for me this really falls between 3-3.5/5 stars. I wavered so much in what I felt reading so I don’t know my final verdict yet. The story behind everything is so fascinating I want to know more about the books and our main character. It’s andhame this doesn’t happen. And I would have been fine with the romance if it hadn’t come out of nowhere. But again it’s well written, it just needs tweaks with these things for me to personally love it more. It’s possible someone else would feel differently. So I do recommend checking it out!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Traci McDonald. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

  • Song at Dawn: 1150 in Provence

  • The Troubadours Quartet, Volume 1
  • By: Jean Gill
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

On the run from abuse, Estela wakes in a ditch with only her lute, her amazing voice, and a dagger hidden in her underskirt. Her talent finds a patron in Aliénor of Aquitaine and more than a music tutor in the queen's finest troubadour and commander of the Guard, Dragonetz los Pros. Weary of war, Dragonetz uses Jewish money and Moorish expertise to build that most modern of inventions, a papermill, arousing the wrath of the church. Their enemies gather, ready to light the political and religious powder keg of medieval Narbonne.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hidden mysteries and agendas

  • By Writers and Authors on 08-04-18

I love Urry!

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery historical fiction by Gill! It was well thought out and had exciting moments that captured my intention instantly. I enjoyed that authenticness to how characters acted and the importance of rank in society that was brought up many times within the novel. I was a little confused with Estela and how she was able to give up so much so easily. I suppose she's just hardier than what I imagined someone wealthy would do in that situation. Also Arno left me a bit confused on the romance end of this novel. I figure though we will get more explanation in the subsequent books. I am very fascinated by the overall mystery and look forward to how it comes about in future works! Gill has a great story on her hands, and I can see it becoming a favorite series of mine. I give it a 4/5 stars.

Jake Urry, I love him! He is an excellent narrator and truly brought me into the previous audiobooks I've listened to where he narrates. I wondered at first how he would transition his creepy and deep voice to fit a historical fiction with romance involved, but he did an excellent job! He has a voice made for suspense and just knows how to use it! He also did a great job with the female characters, as they didn't sound all nasally, which some male narrators tend to do. I give the narration a 5/5 stars!!!!!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Jake Urry. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

  • Blaze of Glory

  • Book 1
  • By: m. garzon
  • Narrated by: Kasi Hollowell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18

Last year, I had it all: two jumpers on the show circuit, a lot of wins, and a lot of attention - the good kind. But now I have nothing. My life is circling the drain. The only spark of light that exists for me is my new, forbidden passion. If my stepfather finds out, he will kill me. My twin brother, my only blood relative in the world, has already begged me not to. But I can't help myself. If it can't be horses, it has to be this.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story, Great Narration!

  • By Jan M on 07-04-18

Great coming of Age

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

An excellent coming of age novel that really brought the feels to me. Garzon is a great author and I would read more by them in the future. The characters are full of life and feel like real people to me, going through realistic tragedies.

The narration is excellent as well! Hollowell did a wonderful job of making each character feel distinct from the other. I recommend the audio version!

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  • Rip Cord: The Complete Trilogy

  • A M/M Sports Romance
  • By: Jeanne St. James
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

The complete Rip Cord trilogy, including The Reunion, The Weekend, and The Ever After.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Rip Cord, Trilogy

  • By Stacy Thompson on 06-29-18

Progresses Well

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

At first I wasn't a big fan of the characters. They felt a little off to me. But as the story progresses we understand more of where they are coming from. I really loved the audio narrator's voice! He did such an excellent job with these characters and bringing them to life!

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