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  • Skies of Olympus: Books One, Two & Three

  • The Immortality Trials, Book 1
  • By: Eliza Raine
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Olympus is a beautiful but dangerous place, controlled by 12 gods wielding unlimited power. Now they have devised the a new kind of entertainment; a chance for their favourites to compete in 12 Trials to win the ultimate prize - immortality. Lyssa didn’t think the Gods knew who she was, until she was chosen to try out for the Trials with the crew of her old but beloved smugglers ship, the Alastor. For her the trials are about much more than an eternal life. They're about stopping the monster from her past gaining the one thing that would put her revenge out of reach forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sci-Fi Greek Mythology

  • By Camila Brianna Belbin on 07-23-19

Sci-Fi Greek Mythology

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

Reviewed: 07-23-19

This was a great start to a new and unique series! Eliza manages to put her own spin on classic Greek mythology and adding in sci-fi elements that grab you from the start. The gods have become bored and tiresome, so they decide to set up a competition, the Twelve Trials, to pit demigods and mortals against one another for their own amusement. Hercules isn’t who you thought he was- he’s slaughtered his family and only Lyssa got away. As the daughter of Hercules, Lyssa, has been chosen to fight in the Twelve Trials in hopes to stop him from gaining immortality and to get revenge. Lyssa is now the captain of her own ship and crew and I love that they stand by her side and protect one another. All of the characters were well developed, interesting, and had complex personalities. I loved the world building and the descriptions that were used to help visualize the whole story. Olympus is portrayed as a galaxy with each god ruling their own realm/ planet which I found very intriguing. This book was filled with tons of action, suspense, Greek mythology, adventure, and twists.
Elizabeth did an excellent job with this narration! She portrayed every emotion and suspense filled moment perfectly with her performance. I enjoyed the different character voices she used and kept me entertained the entire time.
*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Cursed by Fire

  • A Blood and Magic Novel, Book 1
  • By: Danielle Annett
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

After two weeks of searching, I found the seven-year-old I'd been hired to find too late. His body broken and discarded. Dead. My boss doesn't want me to hunt down his killers. It's too dangerous. But the Pacific Northwest Pack steps in, hiring me to bring the bastards to justice. Turns out the kid was half shifter. And shifters don't abandon their own. In a search that takes me through the maze of shifter hierarchy and the depths of the paranormal underworld, these killers underestimate how determined I am to mete out their punishment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I really enjoyed this book.

  • By J. C. on 09-29-18

Great Start & Action Packed

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

Reviewed: 07-19-19

This was an action packed start to a new urban fantasy series! Years ago during the Awakening, paranormals revealed themselves to the humans. Humans no longer have the dominant power and vampires and shifters are constantly battling to be on top. The story grips you from the start when Aria, a human mercenary with special abilities, finds the seven year old boy she was looking for dead. She teams up with James, a shifter from the Pack, to solve the case, but it’s not as simple as it seems. As bodies continue pilling up, pinning the vampires and shifters against one another, the war for power continues to brew at a more rapid pace. Aria is determined and nothing will stop her from getting justice for every murder. Throughout this book, secrets are revealed and not everyone is who they seem to be. I really loved Aria’s character- she was very realistic and relatable with her constant struggle of impulse and self control and willing to fight for what she believed in. I enjoyed learning about the different factions, where they lived, and where they stood in society. I couldn’t put this book down and I can’t wait for more of this world!
Nicole did an amazing job with this narration! She had very distinct voices for each character, had a smooth transition between them, and could do male voices very well. I feel like she could portray every scene and emotion in this book and kept me hooked from the start!
*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Power, Poseidon, and Piña Coladas

  • The Divine Misadventures of a Drunken God, Book 2
  • By: Maxwell Cantrell
  • Narrated by: Christopher James Mayer
  • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

After one of their number is killed for the first time in recorded history, the entire divine world unites to eliminate the murderer, our hero, Lacerto. To survive the oncoming storm of several pantheons of angry gods, he must gain powerful allies with a grudge against the gods. Fortunately, after millennia of abuse, many, many, many deadly monsters are chomping at the bit to strike back at their oppressors, with a weapon that can finally hurt them. But are Lacerto's allies more dangerous than his enemies?  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Humorous & Witty Sequel

  • By Camila Brianna Belbin on 07-19-19

Humorous & Witty Sequel

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

Reviewed: 07-19-19

This was a really good sequel! After Lacerto defeated his imprisoner, the whole pantheon is out for his head. He must find allies to help him and he picks many powerful and deadly monsters who hold grudges against the gods. While this is all going on, the goddess of war is using the mess he made to bring the destruction of the world. The characters were all likable, unique, and witty and always had you guessing what would come next. I don’t think I can get enough of Lacerto’s sidekick and his snarky personality. Once again, there were tons of humorous and violent moments with a lot of alcohol and cursing.
Christopher did another great job with this narration! I love the different voices that he gives each character and how easy it is to distinguish them. He knows how to bring the story to life and keep you engaged from start to finish!
*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • A Tale of Gods, Mortals, and Jell-O Shooters

  • By: Maxwell Cantrell
  • Narrated by: Christopher James Mayer
  • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

After having been trapped in his office for 10,000 years, Lacerto, the god of small to medium-sized lizards, escapes to seek revenge. They say when you go looking for revenge, dig two graves. If you're a god, make sure one of them is the size of Mount Olympus.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable & Humorous

  • By Camila Brianna Belbin on 07-19-19

Enjoyable & Humorous

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

Reviewed: 07-19-19

I found this book pretty enjoyable! Lacerto, the god of small-medium size lizards, has been trapped in his office for ten thousand years. While trapped, he should have been coming up with a bullet proof plan for revenge, but instead once he’s released he does it by ear. His journey to finding who imprisoned him was hilarious, alcohol filled, and brutal. The characters were likable, fun, and unique and I especially loved Lacerto’s sidekick, the salamander sword, who was filled with snark and fearlessness. This book was filled with lots of humor, violence, and a lot of cursing, but I could never tell what was going to happen next because it was so crazy.
Christopher did a great job with this narration! I felt like he really breathed life into this story with his enthusiasm and character voices.
*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • The Heiress's Harem Box Set: Complete Contemporary Reverse Harem Romance Series

  • By: Lucy Felthouse
  • Narrated by: Poppy Jay Fox
  • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

How does a young woman go from being a long-term singleton, to having four gorgeous guys? Find out in The Heiress’s Harem box set. Contains the complete series, all three audiobooks - Mia’s Men: Mia's world has fallen apart. Then, just when she thinks it can't possibly get any worse, it does, Mia’s Wedding: Planning a wedding is stressful enough, and that’s without a harem of gorgeous men to deal with, and Mia’s Choice: But what happens after the wedding?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Series

  • By Camila Brianna Belbin on 07-17-19

Amazing Series

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

Reviewed: 07-17-19

I really enjoyed this contemporary reverse harem series! Mia’s dad has recently lost his battle to cancer. She should inherit everything since she has no siblings and her mother passed away years ago, but her father made some last minute changes to his will. Now, Mia must find herself a socially suitable husband within a year in order to keep her childhood home and everything else that her father left behind or her cousin will get it all. She started a relationship with Thomas, the gardener, but since he isn’t a suitable husband for the will he asks her to find someone else to marry. At a benefit event, she meets two best friends, Elias and Alex, who are both interested in her. Even though Mia is a little hesitant at first, I love that she takes the chance on both of them, still keeps Thomas, and later on adds a fourth man to her harem. I loved Mia’s strong, level headed, and outspoken personality and her growth throughout this hard time in her life and openness for change. Each of Mia’s men has a different personality that all blend together to make her happy and hold their harem together. I really enjoyed watching her relationship grow with each of her men and her trying to keep her harem a secret from the public’s eye.
Poppy did an excellent job with this narration! I loved her British accent and I felt like she matched each character’s voice with their social class and occupation. It was easy to distinguish each character, she brought their emotions to life, and kept me hooked from start to finish!
*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Save My Soul

  • Book 1
  • By: K. S. Haigwood
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

Kendra Larkin had everything going in the right direction. Her life was seemingly perfect, and she wouldn't have changed a thing about it. Unfortunately, the course of her life was about to be forever altered. A tragic rappelling accident lands her on Dr. Adam Chamberlain's operating table.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stick with the narration at the start. It is worth

  • By Wanda on 06-06-14

Good vs Evil

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

Reviewed: 07-17-19

I really enjoyed this book! The story starts off with Kendra dying on an operating table completely conscious. She’s already died and been brought back to life twice and the third time she flatlines, she makes a deal to save her doctor’s soul, Adam Chamberlain, in seven days or she’ll lose hers for good. The task seemed easy when she made the deal, but it turns out it that he’s lost faith in everything- including love. This romantic suspense kept me hooked from the very start and was filled with many emotions, twists, and turns. Even though it might seem religious, it’s more so about good vs evil and the characters seemed pretty realistic. Kendra was a strong, quirky, and resilient person who loves with everything that she has. Rhyan was sweet and protective as her guardian angel, but wishes that there could be more between them. Adam had every right to lose faith many years ago, but his guardian demon, Coen, has been with him ever since and wants to claim both of their souls.
Erin did a great job with this narration! She brought the story and all of the characters to life with her performance and gave each character their own voice. Throughout the first few chapters the breathing was really heavy and hard to understand, but she was trying to portray Kendra’s emotions and make the scene as realistic as possible.
*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Clockwork Dollhouse

  • By: Jordan Elizabeth
  • Narrated by: Lisa Hicks
  • Length: 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

The clockwork dolls seem to be moving on their own. What are they trying to show? When Ainsley moves in with her uncle, the governor, it seems like a beautiful situation. An orphan is finding love in an elite household. However, she carries with her the power to reveal her uncle’s darkest secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clockwork Dollhouse review

  • By Mark Mackey on 07-18-19

Eerily Captivating

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

Reviewed: 07-12-19

This was a short and haunting steampunk story. Young Jane and Robert Pendleton didn’t get along. She spent her time seeking solace in her room creating mechanical dolls of each of her family members. Years later, Jane’s daughter, Ainsley, becomes an orphan and moves in with her uncle Robert. Robert is an arrogant and horrible man and treats Ainsley poorly just like he did with Jane many years ago. She finds her mother’s room, the dollhouse, and all of the dolls inside of it. Ainsley wants nothing more than to show everyone just how cruel and dark her uncle truly and somehow the dolls come to life, telling a story of the Pendleton family’s dark past.This story was fast paced, eerie, and heart breaking all woven together in such a short amount of time.
Lisa did an amazing job with this narration. She truly brought the haunting and eerie feeling into the performance and let it sink into your bones, keeping you captivated until the very end!
*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Disastrous Dates: The Complete Collection

  • The Date Maker
  • By: Kayla Tirrell
  • Narrated by: Sabrina Schloss
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

 Morgan Jones has always had a knack for setting people up. In a world of swiping pics on dating apps, she wants to give the dating scene a much-needed personal touch. This is why she started the Date Maker, a matchmaking service for local college students. If only Declan Adams didn't ruin everything! Disastrous Dates: The Complete Collection is a bundling of four novellas that were originally published as a serial, and it includes The Date Maker, Meet Your Match, The Grudge Match, and The Maker's Match....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disastrous & Sweet

  • By Camila Brianna Belbin on 07-12-19

Disastrous & Sweet

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

Reviewed: 07-12-19

This was a sweet and funny romantic series! Morgan is a college student who loves setting people up and figures she can make some money off of it along the way since her part time job isn’t cutting it. She creates The Date Maker in hopes of helping people who signed up to find their perfect matches and fall in love. Each book in this series is intertwined and consists of either disastrous dates and/ or matches you never would have expected. loved the characters, how realistic they were, and that they’re capable of change and growth in the situations they went through. I really enjoyed this series and flew right through it!
Sabrina did an amazing job with this narration! She manages to bring every character, emotion, and moment to life with her performance. I was hooked from the start and I loved the voice variations and depth that she gave each character.
*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Anthem: AOG Annotated Edition

  • By: Ayn Rand
  • Narrated by: C.J. McAllister
  • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

As today’s society edges closer and closer to full-fledged collectivism; as the rights and dignity of the individual continue to be trampled underfoot in the name of “the collective good;” as more and more people refuse to study the history and logical conclusions of their beliefs, and claim that re-branding socialism wipes away its entire shameful and often bloody history, while simultaneously refusing to believe the massive amount of evidence of that history - the work of Ayn Rand is more crucial and relevant than ever. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great classic with discussion questions

  • By Camila Brianna Belbin on 07-12-19

Great classic with discussion questions

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

Reviewed: 07-12-19

I absolutely love this book and I think I always will. I’ve read it numerous times throughout the years and it’s always like reading it for the first time. This is a classic dystopian book where individuals who are not on the committee are completely equal with no name, independence, or value and it’s not a far stretch of where we could have ended up or could still end up some day. I love that even in the face of a dark and restrictive world, one man has the will to become his own individual, to discover things long forgotten, and fight for the woman he loves and their freedom. I think that this annotated edition of the book is great for high schoolers or book clubs who want to discuss the book since there are discussion questions at the end of each section.
C.J. did a really great job with this narration! He had the right atmosphere and voices for this classic and also had a structured voice for the discussion questions while speaking at a steady pace with clarity.
*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • A Bite at the Cherry

  • Bite Me, Book 1
  • By: Rita Stradling
  • Narrated by: Rebekah Nemethy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

A year ago, I woke in the morgue with a note in my hand telling me that I’m a vampire. I need blood or I’ll start killing people. Lucky for me, Justin has been sneaking into my bedroom and feeding me blood for a year, and the only price I have to pay for it is putting up with his cruel snipes and my unwanted feelings for him. I just can’t figure out why he keeps coming back. But all that changes when I’m offered a full-ride scholarship to Justin’s mysterious school, the elite Blackburn Academy, where I might finally learn about vampires. About myself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enthralling story

  • By Rabid Reader on 06-30-19

Amazing set up for the series

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

Reviewed: 07-12-19

This was an intriguing start to a new series! Days before January’s sixteenth birthday, she wakes up in a morgue with a slip of paper saying that she’s a vampire and a number to call for blood. Justin, her obnoxious and toxic boyfriend, has been feeding her blood for her to survive for about a year. January moves in with her grandmother who is a maid for Justin’s family which makes him colder and more rude before. She’s then offered a full ride to Blackburn Academy, Justin’s mysterious school, but she has to pass the entrance trials. She has to prove that she has what it takes or her undead life might end. January’s personality was very human even though she was a vampire. I liked that she had a good head on her shoulders, is strong and independent, and has a good heart. I really loved the ongoing love/ hate relationship between January and Justin and eventually finding out what secrets he was keeping in the end. This book weaves in real like problems such as addiction, classism, family, financial issues, and toxic relationships. Blackburn Academy and the story itself are mysterious with many twists and turns. Although this wasn’t what I was expecting, I thoroughly enjoyed it and can’t wait for the next installment!
Rebekah did a fantastic job with this narration! I loved that she brought the tension, emotions, and mystery to life with her performance. She had different voices for each character and definitely added to the experience of this amazing story!
*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.