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  • Prometheus Stumbles

  • Dreamworld, Book 1
  • By: Ed Gosney
  • Narrated by: Daniel F Purcell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Derek Anderson considers himself to be a devoted husband, father, and businessman. He loves his family and is happiest when he is with his wife and daughter. But when a young Psi-Tal places the blue plastic turtle in Derek's hand, his life is turned upside down, as he discovers that the turtle can transport him into a nightmarish realm that Derek comes to refer to as Dreamworld.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wait for it!

  • By Eclectic on 02-13-19

Wait for it!

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

This is an outstanding story. I was a bit confused by the beginning, but trust me, give it a minute and you will be hooked! If you love adventure, this is your book. The story moves so fast it will leave you breathless. The parallel to the Bible stories have to be noted, but this is not a “preachy” book. Honestly the story stands on its own and draws the reader in. The narrator is a master of accents and draws the listener in immediately. This does not disappoint!

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  • Flame

  • Ember in Space, Book 3
  • By: Rebecca Rode
  • Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

Ember has thrown the empire into upheaval. The entire realm knows her face, and her name is whispered in alleys and in the underground. Everyone wants to know what she'll do next, because it's clear she's the only person alive who can challenge their new, strangely powerful emperor. A massive battle is inevitable - and the entire realm is taking sides. There's just one problem. Every time Ember uses her power, she loses a piece of herself. Fighting the emperor could cost her very soul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WHAT A GREAT SERIES!!

  • By Dee on 12-28-18

Must Listen!

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

Absolutely loved this trilogy! Found myself totally immersed in the story. The author pulled me in and the narrator kept me there. Do not miss this story!

  • Junkyard Druid

  • The Colin McCool Paranormal Suspense Series, Book 1
  • By: M.D. Massey
  • Narrated by: Steven Barnett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 436
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 409

A cursed druid, blackmailed by a faery queen to find a missing magic rock. Let's just hope they don't hack the druid off...for everyone's sake. Name's Colin McCool. Folks call me the Junkyard Druid. I hate that name. Despite my last name, I'm not "cool" like the other hunters in town. I don't run an occult bookstore, I've never owned a Harley, and I didn't inherit a family fortune passed down through generations of hunters before me. And I kind of have this curse on me that's messed up my life.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Della on 04-06-17

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

Loved this audiobook! The characters came to life and seemed absolutely real, as does the world created here. The author knows folklore and magic and uses it to addict the reader to this series! I am breathlessly waiting for the next in the series!

  • Flare

  • Ember in Space, Book 2
  • By: Rebecca Rode
  • Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Ember doesn't have time to mourn. She's got big plans - save the oppressed flickers, rescue Stefan, and bring the Empire to its knees. But she soon discovers that her ability has a terrible, unthinkable cost. Can Ember choose between the man she loves and the Empire she hates? Stefan has succeeded in helping Ember escape. His grandmother's prophecy is being fulfilled, and he's ready to face execution for his part in it. But when he uncovers the Union's deadly secret, Stefan realizes he must survive long enough to find the Union's base and warn Ember - before she pays with her life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good read

  • By cosmitron on 09-28-18

Wow! What a series!

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

Have absolutely LOVED every second of this series! If you love an adventure in a world where anything is possible, this is your next series!!! Sit down,buckle up, and hang on! You will not be disappointed! The story is top-notch and so is the narrator. Would give more than five stars if I could to both.

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  • Flicker

  • Ember in Space, Book 1
  • By: Rebecca Rode
  • Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Getting sold to the empire was never part of the plan. Ember lives two very different lives. By day, she's a mysterious Roma future-teller, and by night, she struggles to care for her sick father. All she wants is the power to control her own life - no arranged marriage, no more poverty. Her future-reading talent is what will get her there. But when the Empire discovers her gift, Ember's life changes forever. Ember soon finds her innocent talent is far more dangerous than she believed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A space fantasy with potential...

  • By G.W. on 12-13-17

A must listen!

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

I was lucky enough to get this with a free credit. That is not the reason I am writing this review. You do NOT want to miss this adventure! The author wrote a complete world populated by characters so real you will feel you know them. The narrator brought each and every one to life vividly. If you like a thrilling adventure that feels like you are there, this is your book. Do not miss it!

  • Dying for a Donut

  • Laurel McKay Mysteries, Volume 5
  • By: Cindy Sample
  • Narrated by: Alyx Morgan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

To Laurel McKay, there is nothing better than spending an autumn afternoon munching on caramel apples and cinnamon donuts. It's a good thing her daughter Jenna has landed a seasonal job at Apple Tree Farm and Bakery. Then Laurel stumbles over the bakery owner coated in powdered sugar. Axel Thorson was a well-respected member of the community. Who wanted to sweeten him up? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story and Performance

  • By Eclectic on 09-27-18

Great Story and Performance

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

Love this series. Love the way the characters seem like people you know. This author does not disappoint, and the narrator entertains as well. If you love a good mystery with fully fleshed-out characters with all the clues available to let you figure out whodunnit, this is your book!

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  • Born a Witch...Drafted by the FBI!

  • The Federal Witch, Book 0
  • By: T S Paul
  • Narrated by: Francis Alais
  • Length: 1 hr
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 84

Agatha Blackmore came into her powers early as a child. Her first spell was a thing of beauty and wonder. It brought terror into the hearts of her family. Who wanted to accidentally become a pink chicken? Now that she's older her magic is out of control. She needs a teacher and none of the Witch Schools will take her. How about a career in law enforcement? The FBI needs serious help in catching law breaking paranormals. It's a match made in heaven or is it in hell? God only knows what happens next.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • HORRIBLE narrator, good story.

  • By Nori Lamphere on 01-16-19

Enjoyed the story...

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

I had a hard time keeping up with the performance. It felt rushed and the voices were not distinguished so I often had to review what was said. I would like to hear the performer when she doesn't rush her performance in the future. I am sure she can and will do better. Nevertheless the story was entertaining.

  • Monster

  • A Cassidy Edwards Novel, Book 1
  • By: Carmen Caine
  • Narrated by: Lynn Devereux
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 136

Revenge. It's all I've lived for. Revenge against those who stacked the cards against me from the start. But I'm changing the deck now. I'm getting even. Born to a vampire, I wasn't supposed to survive - but I did. My name is Cassidy. Cassidy Edwards. And I'm the first of my kind. The job: Trapping a 16th-century Scottish Highlander of a vampire who just might be seduction itself. The team: A firedrake with an attitude, a werewolf with a problem, and an imp in dire need of rehab.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • TSTL Heroine

  • By Beatrice on 01-20-17

A New Monster Is Born

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

As Cassie learns what she is and what magic she possesses, so do we. It is new, dark, and dangerous, and will take you into a world full of unexpected twists. I highly recommend this book! Get the audio version too!

  • Hotter Than Helltown

  • Preternatural Affairs, Book 3
  • By: SM Reine
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

A killer is mutilating bodies in Los Angeles. Agent Cesar Hawke is on the case, but the murderer is ahead of him - way ahead of him. Wiping the memories of the dead so that the team's necrocognitive can't talk to them? Done. Preventing magical reconstruction of the crime scenes? Oh yeah. And the murders keep getting more brutal while Cesar struggles to catch up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Author And Narrator!

  • By Eclectic on 08-16-18

Great Author And Narrator!

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

Always something new in the Magical Violations Department! This will keep you on the edge of your seat. Think Dresden on government payroll. Something is bound to happen.

  • Modern Sorcery

  • The First Jonathan Shade Novel
  • By: Gary Jonas
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 136

A husband armed with a sword hacks apart his wife in a Denver grocery store. There are dozens of witnesses, and the crime is captured on the security cameras. To the police, it's an open-and-shut case. To Naomi, the daughter of the couple, it's evidence of dark magic. She hires her ex-lover, a private investigator named Jonathan Shade to prove her father is innocent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By erobbins33 on 06-13-16

Be ready for an adventure!

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

Loved the story! The action never stopped. I had a hard time stopping the audiobook to sleep and ate while it played. The only hiccup was that all the voices seemed to blend together and I was not always sure who was talking. Despite that, I was completely hooked.