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Hillsboro, Oregon
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  • See No Evil

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

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. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intense

  • By Mandy Buffington on 01-10-19

Intense

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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?

  • Beware the Signs: A Suspenseful Urban Fantasy for Magic Fans

  • Twisted, Book 2
  • By: Jo Ho
  • Narrated by: Allyson Voller
  • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

With death on her hands, Marley is haunted by her actions and terrified by her new powers. Christian won't let her forget what she has done, but worst than that, there's the terrifying ghost who keeps coming after her right when she is at her most vulnerable. What does she want with her? After almost causing another terrible accident, Tyler knows they must learn to control their new powers - whatever they are - or risk killing again, but a self-taught lesson doesn't go as planned, leaving the girls more fragmented than when they began.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intense

  • By Mandy Buffington on 01-08-19

Intense

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-19

I received this book for free at my request and the review is of my own. This series is definitely getting more intense as the girls realize they really do have powers and need to do something about it. They also try to deal with normal issues women go through as they get older trying to find their place in the world. Can they find a way to get through both without being hurt?

  • The Memory Hacker

  • A Cyberpunk Conspiracy Thriller
  • By: JT Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Michael T. Bradley
  • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

A medical scanner shocks Talia by telling her she's given birth before. Talia's sure the AI is glitching, but it's stirred something deep in her memory. Will she risk remembering?  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Theresa Horton on 12-25-18

Fast paced thriller

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-19

I was given this book for free at my request. This is a very fast paced book of Talia going in for an ordinary exam finding out that she’s had kids yet she doesn’t remember them. Really interesting story with some twists and turns wish there was a bit more at the ending.

  • Greatshadow

  • The Dragon Apocalypse, Book 1
  • By: James Maxey
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

After stealing a priceless relic from the Church of the Book, Infidel is the world’s most infamous mercenary. Now she’s got her eyes on a new prize, the fabled treasure trove of the dragon Greatshadow. Joining forces with a band of dangerous rogues, can she survive her own allies long enough to face the dragon?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you enjoy fantasy at its best, this is a must

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 08-08-17

Amazing fantasy

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-19

I asked for this book free at my request but the opinion is of my own. Greatshadow is a dangerous elemental dragon that’s wrecking havoc on human kind so a religious order puts together a team to stop him. Will they succeed? Will the world survive? This breathtaking fantasy takes you on an adventure that doesn’t let go until the end.

  • The Selection

  • By: Jason J. Nugent
  • Narrated by: Paul Jenkins
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Survival is everything. Thrust into a brutal ritual known as The Selection, 18-year-old Eron is confronted with a reality he recently forgot and must struggle to remember. Survival depends on it. With a mysterious Forgotten roaming in the wilderness and other boys threatening to kill him, Eron forges an unlikely alliance to save himself. For Eron, finding his way to Victory Point and reuniting with his childhood crush Mina is all that matters. If they don’t make it to Victory Point in 30 days, hope is lost. Death - or worse, becoming a Forgotten - awaits all boys unable to finish.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Ride for all ages

  • By cosmitron on 02-22-18

Draws you in

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-25-18

I was given this book for free at my request however the review is of my own. Eron is now having to deal with the selection a process where all boys have to try to survive in order to keep going. Definitely has some of the same feel as hunger games and maze runner but with enough differences to make this just as intriguing. Definitely want to read more.

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  • A Touch of Fate: Fated for Curves - Book One (Magic, New Mexico 16)

  • By: Aidy Award
  • Narrated by: Gwen Cross
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Kady Ayininkizi, your anything but average curvy geek girl, has isolated herself in her brand-new tiny house in the mountains because she’s tired of being bullied by the alphaholes of the world. The spaceship that crashes in her backyard brings the first alien she’s ever encountered - make that the sexiest alien ever. When he insists she help him get to some weird place called Magic, New Mexico, she is determined to outwit the men in black in spite of the growing attraction that she knows will never come to fruition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this!

  • By Brandie @AudiobookObsession on 11-14-18

Curvy girls yes!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-21-18

I was given this book for free at my request but the opinion is of my own. Kady is a curvy girl and a geek awesome combination in my eyes since I’m also curvy and geeky. Great action and adventure. Some great spice with still an amazing story. I’m so in love with the fact that there is a fantasy series that fits the curvy geeky girls out there. Thank you!

  • What Doesn't Kill You

  • Twisted, Book 1
  • By: Jo Ho
  • Narrated by: Allyson Voller
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

When Marley moves into her dorm at Blackville University, the recent murder of a Tennerson student is the last thing on her mind. She has roommates to get to know, classes to sign up for, parties to attend, and an over-protective father to avoid, who, as luck would have it, has just been hired at BU as its newest history professor. After a childhood of being bullied due to a condition she can't help having, all Marley wants is to be normal. She hopes a new start in a new city will provide that. Unfortunately, life has other plans for her. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Mandy Buffington on 12-18-18

Wow!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-18-18

I was given this book for free by my request but the opinion is of my own. This book literally grabs you literally from the beginning and doesn’t let go. Marley is trying to start anew in college after dealing with bullying because of her seeing things no one else could. Suddenly she is pushed to see that just perhaps what was considered a mental illness is more real than given. Does end in a cliffhanger and I’m definitely wanting to read the rest.

  • The Harrowed Half-Breed: A Tarnished Lands Story

  • Forgotten Woods Series, Book 1
  • By: P. A. Wikoff
  • Narrated by: Crystal Wikoff
  • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Magic has been slowly fading from the enchanted forest ever since the greedy humans invaded. The native folk were kind in sharing their homeland, but peace couldn't last forever. Conflict stirs while Barne, half human/half native, is stuck in the middle. Trapped between two worlds he must try and find himself before choosing a side. In a world where he never really belongs, Barne searches to find his smile using all means necessary. But there's a dark secret that holds his happiness hostage... In a world of swords and sorcery, darkness and despair, nothing comes without a price.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enter a strange world.

  • By cosmitron on 06-07-18

Totally new type of fantasy

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-18-18

I was given this book for free per my request but the review is of my own. This was definitely a very different type of fantasy following Barne from his birth finding he’s a half bred of human and feather folk who is for a long time hidden away because half breds are not welcome in the feather folk. He gets trapped by both worlds not feeling a part of either one until there is a war that breaks out. He must than choose what side he will be on. Definitely hooked.

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  • Cherubim of the Ultima: Enter Genesis

  • Cherubim of the Ultima Serialized, Volume 1
  • By: Brian Barr
  • Narrated by: Jason Sprenger
  • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

From Brian Barr comes Cherubim of the Ultima: a serialized novel! In this first chapter, "Enter Genesis", Ran seeks revenge against the Genesis Circle and their evil serpentine master, Naga. But will he achieve his vengeance before they have a chance to eliminate him?  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!!!!!

  • By Shannon G on 01-07-19

Fast action

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-13-18

I voluntarily asked for this auto book for free and am voluntarily leaving a review. This book literally grabs you from the begging. Ran is trying to stop Naga from ending the world and his life. Once a member of an elite group Ran now seeks to stop Naga from setting off the end of times running into members of Naga’s circle that have been tasked to bring him in. Definitely love to know what happens next.

  • The Dragon, the Knight, and the Princess

  • By: Edward Alan Kurtz
  • Narrated by: Joel Nisbet
  • Length: 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

The Dragon, the Knight, and the Princess is a fun and entertaining adventure story set in a mythical kingdom long ago. The knight wants to marry the princess, the daughter of the king and the queen. One day, a giant fire-breathing dragon comes to the kingdom and burns everything. The king tells the knight that he can marry the princess, but the knight must first find the dragon and destroy it. The knight goes on a long journey to find the giant dragon, but he becomes trapped in the dragon's cave!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I like the un-conventional fairy tale ending

  • By Margaret on 01-08-19

Adorable story

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

I was given this auto book at my request for free however the opinion is of my own. Starts a little slow but the action definitely picks up after the first chapter. Very cute adorable story of a Knight going to slay a dragon that wrecked havoc on a kingdom so he could marry the princess.