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Ginny Aybar-Flores

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  • The Sorcerer's Saga: Books 1-3

  • By: Rain Oxford
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 27 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

It’s not easy being the youngest of seven sons in a family of notorious sorcerers, especially for Ayden Dracre. In a world where sorcerers practice only dark magic and wizards practice only light magic, Ayden has a problem: He is very bad at being bad. Try as he might, all of his spells to cause mayhem go awry. When he finds out that his family has had enough of his mistakes, he decides to take destiny into his own hands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The seventh son...

  • By Ginny Aybar-Flores on 12-10-18

The seventh son...

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

Life is not easy for this seventh son of a sorcerer's family especially if your own mother wishes to kill you and take your powers for herself. Ayden Dracre was this son and top it all off his brothers were cruel to him too--as their mother wishes them to be. Ayden soon leaves his home for his own safety and to prove to his family that is worthy of being a sorcerer. Yet, this is not to happen when he releases a wolf who happens to be Merlin. He learns that he can still be a sorcerer with both black and white magic and his adventure with this trusted friend he learns this. This saga is full of adventure and certainly to give you a laugh here and there. The author weaved a saga that can be enjoyed by the entire family and the narrator did a fabulous job in the telling.

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  • 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 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

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
  • Wonderful twist

  • By Karen Tipton on 12-11-18

Wonderland with a twist

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

From Alice to Alister the adventure in Wonderland is amusing and will certainly make you laugh out loud! There are many twists and turns in this adventure and will certainly keep you listening to the end! Cheers to KuroKoneko Kamen for her wonderful imagination in rewriting an old tale into something more!

  • Highlander's Hope

  • Castle Bride Series
  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: J. D. Kelly
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

Not a day has gone by that Ewan McTavish, the Viscount Sethwick, hasn't dreamed of the beauty he danced with two years ago. He's determined to win her heart and make her his own. Heiress Yvette Stapleton is certain of one thing: marriage is risky and, therefore, to be avoided. At first, she doesn't recognize the dangerously handsome man who rescues her from assailants on London's docks, but Lord Sethwick's passionate kisses soon have her reconsidering her cynical views on matrimony.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Kindle Customer on 04-23-16

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

Lots of twists and drama, political intrigue and murder all wrapped up in one very enjoyable story. Yvette, a rich heiress finds herself running for her life. Ewan (Laird McTavish) finds himself not only protecting her. At one point, the only way to protect Yvette from her mad step-brother is for Ewan to marry her and so they did, however, Yvette is determined to have the marriage annulled once this is all over. Yet it does not happen as they both realize they are in love with each other. A nice fast paced story that keeps you listening to the end.

  • Elena, Woman of Courage: A Family Saga in Bear Lake, Idaho (Volume 5)

  • By: Linda Weaver Clarke
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Kashner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

When Elena Yeates settles into a small western town as the newest doctor, a few problems arise. The town is not ready for a female doctor, let alone one so strong and independent. She must struggle against the prejudice to establish her new practice. As she fights to prove herself, the town's most eligible bachelor finds it a challenge to see if he can win her heart. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet historical

  • By Ginny Aybar-Flores on 11-03-18

Sweet historical

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

Once again Linda Weaver Clarke weaves another sweet story and this one will keep you listening to the end. Elena is a woman doctor during the time when men still frown on such an occupation for a woman. However, Elena is proud of what she has accomplished and heads west to Bear Lake to practice. She is truly welcome there as far as the women yet many of the men are outraged but that does not make Elena pack up and run away, no she will prove to them her worth, the worth of all women to work in the profession she chooses. John Roberts, is the most eligible man in town, all the women long to tie him down in marriage, something he claims he does not want. Until he meets Elena (who finds him annoying) and he begins to have doubts and it scares him! However, time and circumstances change both of their minds.

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  • Northern Temptress

  • American Heroes
  • By: Nicole McCaffrey
  • Narrated by: Dawson McBride
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

When the Civil War arrives on her door step, Gettysburg doctor Alexandra Winters uses her knowledge of medicine to help the wounded. When an uncommonly handsome rebel officer finds her tending the wounded in his battlefield, he takes her for a spy until she confesses her darkest secret: Her brother fights for the South. He vows to find her brother and insists on escorting her home. But Alexa already has enough gossip attached to her name thanks to a scandalous divorce; she doesn't need to be seen keeping company with the enemy at a late hour.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sure enjoyed this one!

  • By LisaJ on 12-09-18

Civil War Romance

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

Gettysburg: When the Confederate army enters Gettysburg, it was not a happy time for those living there. Alexandra Winters is a doctor and she helps those who need her medical care regardless if they are from the Confederate or Union army. She already is not a favorite of her hometown but she does not care, she is a doctor and will do what she was trained to do. Major Caleb McKenna--a true southern gentleman, already tired of the war is station at Gettysburg and happens to meet Alexandra and her family when a couple of Confederate soldiers tries to move into her home. Stopping them, Caleb apologizes to her and promise it will not happen again. Instantly there is an attraction between the two but neither acknowledges it. Several days later, during a battle between both armies, Caleb is hurt and Alexandra tends to his wounds secretly as the Union now is in control of Gettysburg. This is when the attraction to each other grows, but can they truly be together? A Southerner and a Yankee? This is a must listen/read novel, it is beautifully written and the narrator did a great job in the telling.

  • Rockstar Ghost, Volume 1

  • By: KuroKoneko Kamen
  • Narrated by: Ahko Revari
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Rosalie Galloway is a gloomy girl who fully believes her life is cursed. She suffers from social anxiety, lives in the ghetto of LA alone in a small apartment with her five black cats, dreams of becoming a nurse so she can help her father who is dying of cancer, and, oh yeah...she can see ghosts. Just when things seem like they couldn’t possibly get any worse, Rosalie encounters the ghost of a famous rock star while reminiscing on Rodeo Drive; Blake White - the ex-lead singer of the popular American punk rock band Erotic Corpses. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ALMOST PERFECT! SO FREAKING GOOD, THOUGH!

  • By Avephoenix on 10-20-18

Great story..

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

Rosalie Galloway, a hard-working young woman with the gift of seeing the dead. Blake White a famous leader of a rock band. They met a few times. Dr. Cole who -secretly had killed several women to take their hearts--is obsessed with Rosalie. Blake White supposedly commits suicide, and his ghost meets up with Rosalie who knew in her heart he was murdered. Then, there is the mysterious killer, who is he? This story is filled with intrigue, suspense and a bit of humor here and there and it leaves you waiting for the author to finish writing the sequel to this novel so you know for sure what is going on!

  • Handsome and the Yeti

  • Genderbent Fairytales Collection, Book 1
  • By: KuroKoneko Kamen
  • Narrated by: L. A. Johnson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

A nerdy gemologist - Bellamy ‘Belle’ DeWinter - ends up the prisoner of a narcissistic yeti named Abigail Snow, who lives in a sparkling mansion made entirely out of blue quartz and whose loyal servants are living statues made out of semiprecious stones. When Bellamy starts to think the yeti girl might actually be kind of cute, he freaks out about his unsettling case of Stockholm Syndrome but decides to man up and help Abigail find a way to break the curse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Handsome and the Yeti

  • By MeDi on 08-19-18

Handsome and the Yeti

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

Instead of Beauty and the Beast, you have Handsome and the Yeti! Roles reversed but the story is semi-same, only with lots of humor and many laughs. You will keep listening to it until the end and love every moment of it.

  • Emma

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,459
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,720
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,667

This Audible Original production of Jane Austen’s Emma is narrated by Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), with a full supporting cast including Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey, Liar), Morgana Robinson (The Windsors, Walliams & Friend, Morgana Robinson's the Agency), Aisling Loftus (Mr Selfridge, War & Peace), Joseph Millson (Casino Royale, The Sarah Jane Adventures), Alexa Davies (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) and rising star Isabella Inchbald as our eponymous heroine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More of a Radio Drama than an audiobook

  • By Cyberlucy on 09-11-18

Love it!

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

If you are a Jane Austin fan, this audiobook will not disappoint you. Love an audiobook with multiple narrators and this one has them.

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  • Manuscript in Dreams - Study of Chopin

  • By: Juana Rosa Pita, Mario A. Pita - translator
  • Narrated by: Maria Isabel Pita
  • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

This critically acclaimed imaginary autobiography of Frédéric Chopin was given a privileged place in the Fryderyk Chopin Museum in Warsaw on his Bicentennial, "Since it's written by him," wrote the museum's director to the author. A work of lovely lyrical and musical accents written in Chopin's voice, Manuscript in Dreams brings to light the most meaningful moments and aspects of the composer’s life and work. Juana Rosa Pita threads together “manuscripts that appeared from dream to dream…” and the result is an ensemble of intimate pieces.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So worth the listening to!

  • By Ginny Aybar-Flores on 10-13-18

So worth the listening to!

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

If you are a fan of Chopin's music, you will truly enjoy listening to this. Here you get to feel as though Chopin is speaking to you about his life as a musician/composer and man, along with those he considered his friends as they account his letters and poems. Worth the listening too.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Wild Texas Wind

  • By: Nicole McCaffrey
  • Narrated by: Dawson McBride
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Arden O'Hara is desperate to go home. Her fiancé was supposed to ride to her rescue, proving it's her - and not her father's money - he loves. Instead, an arrogant stranger with weapons strapped gunfighter low and a decided lack of sympathy for her situation shows up spouting a ridiculous tale about someone trying to kill her. It's infuriating when Raz Colt's claims prove true after not one but several attempts are made on her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book with awesome narrator

  • By Pam on 10-22-18

One of the best Western Romance I have read

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

Arden, a 21-year-old woman who is used to getting her way in all things, spoiled by her family who lost his wife he allowed his daughter to pretty much rule over everyone. Even though her father did not approve of the man she was going to marry, he gave her his blessings because that she what she wanted. But Arden decided to fake a kidnapping to see if her husband to be would come and rescue her, however, it did not work out that way. Instead, she was actually kidnapped unbeknown to her. Colt, a half breed was hired by hArden's father to rescue her, the payment for the job was enough for Colt to give up his job as a hired gunman and settle down which is why he took the job. But things do not work out as he planned when he finally meets up with Arden. The two are instantly attracted to each other but denies it to the end. The story is well written and you are guaranteed tons of twist and turns, a laugh, sigh and cheering the characters with throughout the story. I have found myself a new Western Romance author and will certainly continue reading her novels.