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Mandy Buffington

Hillsboro, Oregon
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  • Heart of Ikchani

  • By: Craig A. Price Jr.
  • Narrated by: Anne Marie Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Adnieva loses everything she holds dear and decides to leave her small village of Tiermerra in search of better things. At the top of her list is revenge. Naveen travels from city to city trying to conceal her ability, an ability she learned at a younger age at great cost to her. Divinity grows tired of the politics in the city of Legain and her father's hold over her. She decides to take things into her own hands and escape.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I liked This

  • By Amazon CustomerBeliever on 02-19-19

Great story but wanting more

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

I was given this book for free at my request but the opinion is of my own. Women are being used wrongly and they decide that they are tired of the way the government is ran and decided to set up there own taking revenge for what’s been done to them. The few issues I had is that there seems to not be quite an ending it leaves on a cliffhanger which is fine but I don’t know if the author is going to do another with these women and what happens to them. I thought the unique stories are interesting and would have liked to see more about the magic that one of the women posses. Overall a good story.

  • Alister in Wonderland

  • Genderbent Fairytales Collection, Book 3
  • By: KuroKoneko Kamen
  • Narrated by: L. A. Johnson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Alister Kingsley is an eccentric, London artist who is famous for his surreal, fanciful paintings set in a land that only exists in his imagination: Wonderland. Alister’s ‘dream girl’ Madeline Hatter wasn’t supposed to be real. But when the White Rabbit shows up at his art expo, and leads him down the rabbit hole Alister comes face-to-face with the Mad Hatter herself when she rescues him from getting barbequed by the King of Heart’s pet: the Jabberwocky. As it turns out, Madeline got herself into a pickle, and needs Alister’s help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I really enjoyed it

  • By hussfan on 12-25-18

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

I received this book for free at my request but the opinion is of my own. This book was completely awesome I think the gender reversal made it very interesting and putting it with today’s time. I also loved there was some difference to the original Alice story. The one thing that bugged me though least via audio was the repeating of this is the end of chapter so and so unto chapter whatever. This is really a bit distracting but thankfully the story and characters was so strong that was able to still enjoy the book.

  • The Box: A YA Dark Fantasy Short Story

  • By: Kayla Krantz
  • Narrated by: Kay Mack
  • Length: 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

The box has been in Panea's family for generations. Like the women before her, she has no idea what's inside, just that she has sworn to protect it. When the box is accidentally destroyed in a fire, Panea learns the truth behind her oath and like the hope from Pandora's box, Panea's box gives her something of its own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great self-contained story

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 02-12-19

Fast story needs more

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

I received this book for free at my request the following review is of my own. This story was definitely too short. Just as things are rolling along and you are hooked it ends. This needs to be longer must know more of what happens to the box and the creatures.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Zorban's Destiny

  • A SciFi Alien Romance
  • By: T.J. Quinn
  • Narrated by: Randi Johnson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

About to ascend to the throne...Prince Zoban loses everything. Where has his soul mate gone? In their world, Thalia, soul mates are real. From birth, they search for each other, and when they connect, the depth of their understanding how it should be removes any doubt. When “the one” for Prince Zoban disappears, chaos reigns in the kingdom. Is it his uncle who took her? The prince can’t be king without his mate. The royal line is threatened.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed

  • By Amber N on 02-05-19

Interesting story

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

I received this book for free at my request but the opinion is of my own. Zorban lives in a world where soul mates are found by a feeling and just when he finally finds his he loses everything. Suddenly he’s attracted to a girl on earth but his uncle once again threatens to take everything away. This was definitely an interesting romance with some sci fi in the main thing I think could have been improved was maybe how time differs between the two worlds.

  • The Blood That Binds

  • Twisted, Book 4
  • By: Jo Ho
  • Narrated by: Allyson Voller
  • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Discover this new urban fantasy series from the award-winning screenwriter of ground-breaking BBC TV series Spirit Warriors. Fans of The Mortal Instruments, The Vampire Diaries, and Pretty Little Liars will love this thrilling new series.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Anticipating the next book

  • By livetodream on 02-10-19

Thrill ride

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

I received this book for free at my request and the following review is of my own. And this series keeps getting more and more interesting. Just when the girls think they might get some answers they get even more questions. They also start going through even more difficulties with their lives as they still try to not only figure more on their magic but also their pasts.

  • Takin' It Back

  • By: Ash Krafton
  • Narrated by: Shelley Reece
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Twenty-year-old Aerie hates running collateral recovery for her father’s magical supply shop. Repossession is a nasty business, even when you’re good at it. Her dream job? The store’s new acquisitioner, but Pop says that job’s for someone who finds things, not loses them. When a mysterious amulet must be found, Aerie sees an opportunity to prove her worth to him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Urban fantasy

  • By PattyH on 01-26-19

Wild ride

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

I received this book for free at my request but the following review is of my own. This book is definitely a wild ride that doesn’t let go from the very beginning. aerie wants the new job at her dads shop but instead it seems she is always making him angry by losing things even though she’s great at what she does. Suddenly she’s possessed by her mother’s spirit which she’s only heard negative things about, but there is a hidden agenda and secrets that have been kept from her.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cornered Magic

  • The Void Series, Book 1
  • By: Charissa Dufour
  • Narrated by: Janelle Tedesco
  • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Sam, a half-fae Void, is ostracized by her own people, much less the humans who control her home - the Illinois Mystical Reservation. Packed into the Reservation with vampires, werewolves, faes, and mages alike, Sam does her best to travel below the radar, but when her only friend asks for her help, she can’t say no. Her work to solve a fae’s murder brings her to the forefront of vampire politics, and changes her life forever. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I want MORE!

  • By Listening is Reading on 11-30-18

Wild ride

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

Reviewed: 01-25-19

I asked for this book for free but the review is of my own. Sam is half fairy and half human but the true problem of this in her community is being a void were one can take and even kill another magical creature by taking their powers. Sam tries avoiding using her gift until one day there seems to be no choice and than her life is changed forever. This story definitely leaves you with an open ending and a wild ride.

  • The Cost of Living

  • By: Marla L. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Brenda Scott Wlazlo
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

This novella will take the listener to a dystopian future - a world of adults where birthmothers are a privileged class and every child is a celebrity. Death has been conquered, but overcrowding has led to a government-enforced zero population growth. When Janice learns she is pregnant without authorization, she must find a life donor or forfeit her own. For every child born, someone must die. The math is simple, but the politics are complicated. Janice soon finds herself diving into a deep conspiracy.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Scifi dystopia in the vein of PKD

  • By Kingsley on 01-22-19

Interesting dystopian

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

Reviewed: 01-22-19

Janice finds herself pregnant in a world where one must die whenever there is new life in order to keep the population controlled. In a world where nothing is what it seems including the politics that created the law to control the human population Janice must find a way to not be the one to lose her life for her child.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Web of Eyes

  • By: Rhett C. Bruno, Jaime Castle
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 493
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 473

When a piece of the crown prince's soul is stolen by a traitorous warlock, disgraced knight Torsten Unger makes it his sworn duty to get it back and save the last hope for the kingdom. But he can't do it alone. Self-proclaimed "World's Greatest Thief" Whitney Fierstown sits in the castle dungeon, destined for the gallows until Torsten offers this choice: rot and die in a dank cell or join him on a dangerous expedition to put his skills to good use and earn his freedom. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book!

  • By Joliet Jill on 11-15-18

Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 01-22-19

This book was amazing. Filled with great and interesting characters. The narrator for this book was awesome used different tones for each character definitely made the book come alive. Filled with great fantasy with a feeling of regular life. Makes you think of the stories like King Arthur. Two unlikely people go on a quest to hopefully save a kingdom that’s slipping in darkness.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • See No Evil

  • Twisted, Book 3
  • By: Jo Ho
  • Narrated by: Allyson Voller
  • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

With the First Seal broken, Marley and the girls finally learn what Michael is up to, and it isn’t good. Christian is more determined than ever that they put a stop to him. But is avenging his mentor more important to him than the girls’ own lives? Tyler finally starts her new job but gets quickly into trouble. Exhausted by everything she must do, she uses her power to secretly brew her first potion. It’s just a little something to get her through the day. She’s positive it isn’t going to be a problem. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen. Good story line

  • By livetodream on 02-03-19

Intense

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

I received this book for free at my request but the review is of my own. This book series keeps getting more and more intense. The girls are trying to keep balancing their normal lives with learning magic. Yet, the end of the world is getting closer now that a seal has been broken can they stop the others being broken too?