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  • Teach Me to Love

  • Brothers of Belle Fourche, Book 1
  • By: Kari Trumbo
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

When her husband dies, she has a choice to make: Go home, and face the family who made her stay with the beast, or head to Belle Fourche to the only friend she has left. Conrad Oleson can't read, and it's shamed him for longer than he can remember. When another teacher shows up on his front step, he's sure his brother is meddling, again. But when Izzy reveals her painful past, he can't stay away. And if learning to read brings him closer to her, he'll do about anything for her including teaching her how to love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really draws you in

  • By Jayde on 10-18-18

Really draws you in

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

This is not my normal genre but I really liked this story.
Very realistic. I loved the way the characters were portrayed.
Many of us have troubled pasts, many of us still have troubled presents.
It is always good to hear of someone that treats you as you should be treated... With Love and kindness no matter the past you have had forced on you or chosen to live. Make your own choice and choose to love.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Insurgent

  • Ice Hammer, Volume 2
  • By: Basil Sands
  • Narrated by: Basil Sands
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Following the invasion of the previous year, Brad Stone has become the figurehead of Alaska’s resistance movement. He’s now head of the largest militia in the former state, including the Chiknik Rangers, making him enemy number one to the Chinese leadership based in Anchorage. At the same time his sons, Ben and Ian, find themselves waging a bloody guerrilla operation against Russian troops in the east. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Alternate Reality - What if the US was invaded?

  • By blueskies982 on 10-17-18

Better than the first volume

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

I went back and re-read the first volume in this series so I could be ready for this second installment.
Both volumes are good and I am glad I took the time to review. This book is a definite continuation of the first book but not at the second the first left off. I think a few months have passed and they have gotten where they were headed.

This book fleshes out all three story lines from the original book and by the end some of the main characters have found out that others believed dead are still alive.

This series has been well worth the time invested and I have really enjoyed getting to know the characters and become aware of why they do what they do.

Can't wait for the next book.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Torrent

  • The Alt Apocalypse, Book 3
  • By: Tom Abrahams
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 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

In Torrent, Abrahams plunges his characters into an unforgiving flood. College students on vacation, a family trapped and unable to swim, a journalist out of his depth, and a doctor prepared but overwhelmed all face the rising water. The beginnings of a conspiracy begin to surface, possibly connecting strangers and their roles in catastrophes they only vaguely recall. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Book I Won't Soon Forget

  • By Brian on 10-02-18

This was all to real for way to many people.

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

The Alt Apocalypse Series has an interesting premise, but I am beginning to think their is more to it than completely separate stories as presented.
This is the first book I have read/listened to in this series. I have read another book by Tom Abrahams and it was good enough to make me interested in this series.
This book was well written and as usual their is no better narrator for this genre than Kevin Pierce.
This book felt more real than other books I have read in this genre mostly because it has already happened in real life. That being said... If you still have nightmares about Katrina stay away from this story. It was way to real for me and I was not there to be fighting those memories.
I did have one issue with the story. The end was very abrupt. Stand alone stories generally do not have cliffhanger endings or characters in them that have nothing to do with the story at hand. The extra character's in this story are what makes me think this series is more than just a set of stand alone stories. We will see.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • An Altered Course

  • By: R. A. Carter-Squire
  • Narrated by: John C. Snipes
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Driven to unravel his best friend’s disappearance, Michael Eldridge is on the verge of a discovery that will enable him to finally solve the mystery; time travel. He has worked out the equation, and is testing his theory, ready to leap into the past to find the missing link. While in the process of ensuring a safe and successful trip, Michael’s life explodes around him. A competing company will stop at nothing to get their hands on his technology, and his father’s health is deteriorating rapidly. When the woman of his dreams suddenly announces she’s interested in a relationship, he realizes this could be the worst timing ever; things are coming to a head faster than he can cope with them. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Light on time travel but a good adventure

  • By TU on 10-11-18

Time travel takes a back seat to adventure

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

This is an interesting story that does very little in time travel. It takes place mostly in a present time with some flashbacks for back story that helps with why we are here.

There is one trip taken with a specific purpose and another that is eventually discovered but that is all in time travel.

The story grabbed my attention and held it throughout. There is some X rated stuff but it is reasonably brief although it is spread throughout the story.

Overall I thought this was a good story and worth the read once I got used to the reader. I found the voice a bit odd but he did the characters fairly well.
Time travel takes a back seat to adventure/intrigue in this one.


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  • The Jade Ihara Adventures: Omnibus Edition

  • By: David Wood, Sean Ellis
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 25 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Three complete novels from the best-selling Jade Ihara Adventures series by David Wood and Sean Ellis! 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Series

  • By Deborah on 09-09-18

Worth the credit and the time.

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

This series starts out engaging and just keeps going. I had no trouble getting involved with the story even though this is not my normal genre. The first two books were good stories well written and well read. The third I did not care for as much. This one went more for "Lara Croft" and no "Tomb Raider" at all. I kept expecting the story to go a different direction than what it did.
Jeffrey Kafer did a good job with these stories. I think the reading did a lot for the engagement.
Overall I think this one is well worth the credit.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Pilgrimage

  • A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Story
  • By: Tom Abrahams
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

Pilgrimage is a stand-alone post-apocalyptic story of survival. It was previously published as three separate novellas: Crossing, Refuge, and Advent. High School teacher James Rockwell is vacationing in Maine with his family, when an earth-changing explosion sends them on a race for their lives. Their first step is escaping an island in the midst of a tsunami, and it only gets more dangerous from there. Can they find their way home as civilization crumbles around them? And if they do, what horrors will they find?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Collection Of Three Stories That Read Like One

  • By Brian on 08-29-18

A Good Read

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

Pilgrimage is three novellas combined into one cohesive story. It is the story of a family trying to get home from a vacation after a cataclysm happens. The three parts are sequential pieces of the journey to make one complete story.
I liked the focus on one family without jumping all over. As usual you have the main character showing unbelievable skills with no training. But in this case it is a bit toned down other than being a perfect shot under pressure with no training.
Each section is a complete story - for that piece of the journey. Each one starts in the middle of something, then goes back and tells the whole story. The way each part starts makes you think the stories are out of order until you realize what is happening. Also, the time stamps every few minutes become very annoying and are unnecessary other than for the beginning of each part.

Kevin Pierce did his usual fabulous job narrating these stories.

Overall I found this to be a good read that would be worth the credit for the adventure.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Replay

  • By: Ken Grimwood
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,705
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,725

In 1988, 43-year-old Jeff Winston died of a heart attack. But then he awoke, and it was 1963; Jeff was 18 all over again, his memory of the next two decades intact. This time around, Jeff would gain all the power and wealth he never had before. This time around he'd know how to do it right. Until next time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Favorite Book for the past 10 years

  • By psnorb on 12-29-08

Interesting concept... excellent delivery

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

I really enjoyed this one.
The element of discovery is used very effectively. You learn what is going on just as the character does. As we learn more, the details spread out and things move faster.
Mr. Dufris does an excellent job bringing this story to life.
I will look for more from both of these men.

  • The Unusual Second Life of Thomas Weaver

  • Middle Falls Time Travel series, Book 1
  • By: Shawn Inmon
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

All Thomas Weaver wanted was death. What he got was time travel. Thomas Weaver, haunted by a teenage tragedy, lived a wasted life. He closed his eyes for what he believed was the last time in 2016, but opened them again in his teenage bedroom and body in 1976. Now a middle-aged man in his teenage body, he sets out to fix everything he did wrong in his first life. A budding serial killer in home room, a possible new romance, and high school algebra complicate his plans. What would you do, if you could do it all again?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Familiar Premise, but Superb !! Great Performance.

  • By C. Hartmann on 05-06-18

Ever want a "do over"?

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

This really sounded like a good idea for a story.
I don't know if it was the narrator or the author but the story felt a bit bland.
I did enjoy the book and found it worth the credit. I will likely get more in this series.
I really like the idea of the next book being about one of the other characters rather than another adventure from the same character.

  • Waypoint

  • A Game of Drones
  • By: C. F. WALLER
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

Stacy’s life is in free fall. She finds herself clutching a handgun, searching for a sign that tomorrow will be any better than today. Her cell phone rings, bringing an offer that may postpone her soul searching. The discovery of an airplane graveyard containing a dozen commercial airliners is shocking. When the salvage camera reveals them to be virtually undamaged under in the Indian Ocean, theories abound. Who put them there? How are they still in one piece? What reason could there be? Stacy is about to learn the answers to those questions, as well things she’d prefer to forget.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A book of action, adventure, mystery, and Tech...

  • By Quella on 05-02-18

Interesting Sci-Fi mix

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

Reviewed: 05-16-18

This book started out a bit on the slow side. It took a bit to follow the characters and figure out who was a real part of the story and who was just fill. I guess this means that there is some depth to these characters. I actually liked the main character once I got to know her. More of a real person than some of the other caricatures in this story. Stereotypes are rampant but do add to the story.
This was a decent and well paced story that kept my interest once I was involved.

I really think that J. Scott Bennett made this story as good as it was. He did an excellent job bringing life to the story.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Cascade Point

  • The Ghost Fleet, Book 1
  • By: Joshua Guess
  • Narrated by: Andy Harrington
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Grant Stone and his crew just want to be left alone. They fly at the edges of Alliance space, surveying new systems far from the problems that brought them all together. Some are former military, while others have more colorful pasts. Everyone aboard the Fallen Angel has a reason for staying on the fringes. It's a good life, but a chance discovery will change everything. Confronted by an enemy powerful enough to threaten all of human civilization, Grant and his crew are forced to choose between confinement or joining the Ghost Fleet, a hidden network of ships recruited and run by the Alliance Navy. Faced with an existential danger, Grant will lead his team into the far reaches of unknown space to keep the brewing conflict from exploding into all-out war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Military Sci-Fi

  • By cosmitron on 04-21-18

Off to a Great start

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

This one was interesting from the start. Book has a little slower pace but is interesting and active from start to finish. Book can stand alone but is definitely a great start to a can't wait to see series.

Enjoyed the narrator as well. He was a great fit for this story. Will definitely look for him on more novels.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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