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Mandy Buffington

Hillsboro, Oregon
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  • The Wizard Without a Wand

  • Volume 1
  • By: Dale Stubbart
  • Narrated by: Gareth Johnson
  • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

In this first title of the series, we meet this wizard without a wand - Shmedley Thrumbledack - and his closest friends in their first year at Wizard School. This Wizard School is so expensive that Shmedley's parents run out of money buying his supplies and don't have enough left over to buy him a wand.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • More Dicsworld than Harry Potter

  • By Kingsley on 11-05-18

Slow beginning too fast of an ending

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

This started out pretty slow I feel it could have skipped some of the beginning I did stick with it and it did get better. I do think it was a bit too short that the end of the story left way too many questions and there is no knowing if there will be another. Was a pretty short read. I did enjoy the narrator of the story thought he did great with many things. I had requested this book for free but the opinion is of my own.

  • Mirrors

  • Curse of Lanval, Book 1
  • By: Rebekah Dodson
  • Narrated by: Matthew DeWolf
  • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

You probably won't like my story. Heck, I'm not sure if I even like it myself. Between getting burned at the stake and being drowned, almost twice, it's quite a lot to swallow. I'm not sure where it all went wrong. Everything was going fine my freshman year of college as a history major. I had a full-time job as a paramedic and any girl I wanted was mine. When tragedy struck our family, I found myself in France with my sister, Jules. And she just had to touch that mirror. She had to get us transported to the middle ages. 1155 A.D., to be exact. What. The. Hell. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fast paced story with cliffhanger

  • By Mandy Buffington on 10-26-18

Fast paced story with cliffhanger

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

Gill wants to do the normal college thing be a history major much to his dads disapproval and have fun without any commitments. Than the person who was like a father and around more suddenly passes and he’s thrown into France where a lot of his heritage comes from. His sister decided to take a trip and before they know it they are back in time. Beyond fast paced action with a cliffhanger ending.

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  • Helltroopers: A Paranormal Space Opera Adventure

  • By: Isaac Stone
  • Narrated by: Persephone Rose
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Ash Wednesday and his crew of corporate space marines take work as bounty hunters tasked with taking down the deadly fugitive named Simon Haddo, a mad scientist with an occult obsession and the most infamous terrorist in the system. As they track him through the depths of a gruesome space station, the mercs of Team Omega soon find themselves drawn into a galactic conspiracy bent on creating a literal hell on earth in this violent sci-fi remix of Dante's Divine Comedy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sci-Fi/Paranormal Fantasy Fun!

  • By Victoria Haugen on 10-02-18

Interesting space adventure

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

Definitely a very different take on Dante’s inferno it has quite a bit of interesting twists and turns. A crew is tasked with finding a man that’s wanted by the corporation but they will have to go through literal hell to find him. Is this man what the corporation say he is or is he something different? There are parts I think could have been left out and some threads that could have been tied together better. I received this book by my request but all views are my own.

  • Spirit's Bane

  • Guardian Angel Files, Book 1
  • By: Julie C. Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Reuben Corbett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

The Kindred Spirit Bond makes them powerful.... Lucifer has noticed. As with all young angels on the Guardian path, Allister and Mina undertake a wide variety of missions to discover their Gifts. Meanwhile, Satan and his top lieutenants have a new secret weapon to test, so they set a trap for the pair.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Guardian angels as never seen before

  • By Mandy Buffington on 10-04-18

Guardian angels as never seen before

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

Two angels who are close friends going through Guardian angel training have their spiritual lives turned upside down once they discover not only a deep connection not seen in a long time but the powers they are able to weld. With the fight of good vs. evil evil has become interested in what they can do and want to bring them to the dark side and if they can’t they want to break not only their bond but their faith in the light. Who will win?

  • King's Envoy

  • Artesans of Albia, Volume 1
  • By: Cas Peace
  • Narrated by: Rebecca McKernan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

In Albia, the fourth realm, the precious Artesan gift is dying. Although born to the craft, Taran is struggling to achieve his potential. Against his friends' advice, he embarks on a foolhardy plan to acquire the teaching he craves. Alone, he crosses into Andaryon, the fifth realm, but instead of finding a mentor, he stumbles upon a treacherous plot.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing world building.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 10-29-18

Amazing story

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

Reviewed: 09-28-18

This book was filled with so much adventure and a different type of magic I haven’t seen before. Taran is an artisan but hasn’t learned much of his craft with his father passing and not knowing any others. One day his adventures put him in the middle of some secret war going on and he finds others like him. There’s a lot of change going on as certain people are trying to protect the peace but there is a hidden plot that is behind everything that threatens to remove the artisan race forever.

  • Dahlia's Shadow

  • Puatera Online, Book 6
  • By: Dawn Chapman, Jess Mountifield
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Barbetta
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Dahlia has spent her entire life in Lila's shadow. Being the quiet twin, Dahlia shied away from sports and never excelled in any of the ways her sister did. Yet, thrown into the glitch-filled world of Puatera, her sister is no longer there to protect her, forcing Dahlia to uncover hidden strengths or be buried by her weakness. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please keep the series going!

  • By TU on 09-11-18

Awesome series

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

These books literally keep me at the edge of my seat or so it feels. Filled with tons of action, great story, interesting but believable characters. Awesome unique setting. Definitely love the books in this and hope everything ties up somehow at some point.

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  • Blood Creek Witch

  • By: Jay Barnson
  • Narrated by: Janel Valentine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Grieving and lost after the death of her parents, Jenny Morgan is sent to West Virginia to live with an aunt she's never met. It's there that Jenny is confronted with an unbelievable family heritage of witchcraft and magic - something she immediately dismisses as old-fashioned superstitions. However, once her new home is threatened by deadly horrors straight out of myth and folklore, her aunt's stories become impossible to ignore.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantasy Folklore!

  • By Beau on 09-14-18

Magic, ghosts, and mysterious death

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

Jenny’s parents were just found dead and she’s sent to live with an aunt she’s never known. She comes to find out that she has magic even though she disbelieves these things until faces with a woman who might be behind the deaths of her parents. Will Jenny rise to the task? Will she accept her heritage? Great characters and gripping story.

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  • Semester Aboard

  • More than Magic, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Kirke
  • Narrated by: Starla Huchton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

Jen Maddox is a few days into her summer study-abroad program. She sees something that isn’t humanly possible. Jen would have thought that it was all a dream if not for the fact that Charlie, Dani, Mariana, TS, and Thomas are making every effort to cover it up. Suddenly, the five of them are everything but normal, and Jen is determined to figure out what they’re hiding. There’s something on the ship. Something dangerous. Suddenly, everyone on board is threatened by a creature that Jen never even believed existed. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AWESOME BEGINNING TO VAMPIRE SERIES!

  • By Victoria Haugen on 08-20-18

Magic creatures galore

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

Jenn is a normal girl on a summer abroad program who suddenly sees something that she didn’t think possible. Than she’s faced with many different questions as she realizes that magic is actually real and that magic people hide in plain sight. She finds she is one as well and gets put to the test. Good book filled with all kind of awesome fantastic creatures.

  • Paltronis

  • By: David V. Mammina
  • Narrated by: Annie Alder
  • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

In Mammina's first fairy tale novel, the theories of justice and corruption are tested. This tale is about a ghostly knight named Spirit Warrior who dared to defend his own people against an assortment of villains, including that of an evil corrupt king and a vengeful sorcerer. In a quest to secure justice and peace, Spirit Warrior selflessly challenges all obstacles at once--giving rise to this classic saga. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story with some great storytelling.

  • By The Bookwyrm Speaks on 10-15-18

Tale for the ages

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

Spirit warrior is put through the test after dying and being trained to exact revenge on the king who rules harshly and treats his people like pawns. Will he kill the king or find another way? Will the princess find a way to get around her fathers rule and not be just a pawn in his game? Will the people ever find peace?

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  • Warlock Wanted

  • Arcane Inc., Book 2
  • By: Sean Stone
  • Narrated by: Hannibal Hills
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Eddie Lancaster is in trouble. One month ago he killed Killian Myers, and now Inspector Richards is after him. Luckily, Richards has no evidence. But that's not all Eddie has to worry about. People are going missing from Mote Park. The circumstances point to the supernatural, and Eddie is hired to investigate and resolve the matter. He soon discovers that what's going in in Mote Park is far more sinister than a simple kidnapping.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Our favorite Warlock returns for more

  • By Ray Johnson on 09-03-18

Eddie at it again

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

Eddie is at it again going after supernaturals after having many people go missing without a trace. A detective is now trying to prove that he’s done more than he’s really done even without evidence. Also, a former person that was in his life comes hunting him and his friends. What is a warlock to do?

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