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  • The Vigilante Life of Scott McKenzie

  • Middle Falls Time Travel Series, Book 7
  • By: Shawn Inmon
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Scott McKenzie's father killed his mother and himself. Scott vowed to do anything in his power to stop similar murders. He longed to be a police officer, but a tour in Vietnam in 1970 derailed that career. Two years later, wounded in body and soul, Scott died. He didn't go on to what was next, though. Instead, he woke up with a chance to live his life over and over until he got it right. Murderers will never see him coming. But, by using violence to save others, is he losing his own soul?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Watch out for butterflies

  • By Jayde on 03-31-19

Watch out for butterflies

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

Reviewed: 03-31-19

Middle Falls is beginning to look like a good place NOT to be from. We have seen a lot of good people and some bad ones that come from this little town in Oregon.
I have really enjoyed this series and this latest story is no exception. Although not your typical time travel scenario, we still get many of the same issues that a true traveler would have. Besides, who doesn’t want to go back and fix at least some of their mistakes – and all the havoc that mistake created. But we need to remember the butterfly effect and all the havoc that Fixing that mistake would cause in our lives as we now know it.
Sometimes the narration can be a bit dry in this one but I think that is also part of the story and it was never at the point of being a problem for me.

  • The Paths Between Worlds

  • By: Paul Antony Jones
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 334

For Meredith Gale, ending her life seems like her only choice, and that choice is the reason she’s dangling by her fingertips from a bridge high above the freezing water of the San Francisco Bay. But someone or some thing has other plans for Meredith, and as her fingers slip from the cold steel of the bridge, a disembodied voice asks her a simple question: “Candidate 13: Do you wish to be saved?” Realizing her mistake too late, Meredith screams “Yes!” and instantly finds herself transported to a mysterious island, alongside hundreds of other Candidates like her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • HOLY WOW!!

  • By Willis Burns on 03-20-19

Excellent start to a series

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

Reviewed: 03-30-19

This book is the start of a series. Being that, it is all about setting up the characters and circumstances. Still an excellent story but really focused on development and discovery.
The narration was well done and certainly added to the story.
This is a series I will continue to follow.

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

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  • Nate & Clare: 3 Book Series

  • By: Kwen Griffeth
  • Narrated by: Paul J. McSorley
  • Length: 32 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Nate, an Albuquerque, NM, homicide detective struggles to balance his professional life with his personal life. Clare, his smart, intelligent, and pretty wife struggles to put up with him. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 32 hrs of Detective Stories, Well told and read

  • By Jayde on 03-26-19

32 hrs of Detective Stories, Well told and read

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

Reviewed: 03-26-19

I have enjoyed many hours of Kwen D. Griffeth's story telling in this series and others. Very well written and narrated.
This is not my normal genre but very much enjoyed this series. Nate is a good detective but certainly not a perfect one - much more real that way.
Paul J. McSorley does an excellent job narrating this series. The voice fits the characters and the mood of the story.
Will look for more by both Kwen and Paul.

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  • The Strange Land Trilogy

  • The McGunnegal Chronicles, Books 1 to 3
  • By: Ben Anderson
  • Narrated by: Jannie Meisberger
  • Length: 36 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

The McGunnegals are all strange, and it has been that way for generations. They are too strong, or too fast, or too smart, and odd things happen when they are around. The neighbors say they are witches or devils, or have been snatched by changelings. Mothers hold their children close when they walk by, fearing they might catch the McGunnegal strangeness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By TU on 03-25-19

Memories of Narnia

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

Reviewed: 03-18-19

This is the first three books in The McGunnegal Chronicles however it truly is one story complete in the trilogy but ready for more to come.
Throughout this story I was reminded of the Narnia series by C.S. Lewis. There are many differences and this is a unique story but the story line resembles something from that series. Also the reading level or audience is about that level as well. I would not be afraid to let my 11 year old daughter listen to this if she were interested in such stories.
The narration was first rate and definitely added to the enjoyment of this story.
Can't wait for more. I enjoyed it that much.

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  • Hidden Enemies

  • The Empire of Bones Saga, Book 9
  • By: Terry Mixon
  • Narrated by: Veronica Giguere
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Trapped between murderous xenophobes and calculating artificial intelligences, an interstellar war threatens to wash Princess Kelsey Bandar away in a tide of blood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Randy Murphy on 03-31-19

The Story Continues

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

Reviewed: 03-06-19

This is the ninth book in what has been a great space drama. You really should start at the beginning as a lot has happened and a lot is going on. This book is well written and I believe you could jump in and enjoy this series anywhere.

This has been a great series and continues to keep you engaged. But I wonder if maybe Terry is running out of ideas. Towards the end of this book, the soap opera went into extreme mode. Every few minutes some new drama was introduced... then the scene switched to another line until the next drama escalated... then the scene switched to the next group and repeat, over and over. The last hour or two was one new drama after another. I felt like I was watching a Soap Opera on prime time.
Don't get me wrong, it was an excellent story. I did feel the presentation of each new drama could have been handled better.

As usual Veronica did an awesome job with the narration. Each character was distinct and the pacing was perfect.

Can't wait till the next installment.

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  • The Sam & Laura Saga

  • Boxset of Books 1 Through 3
  • By: Kwen Griffeth
  • Narrated by: Joseph R Durika
  • Length: 24 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

The complete award-winning Sam & Laura Saga. Follow their story as they struggle on the American plains of the mid-1800s. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was burnt out on Westerns years ago.

  • By Keith LaDue on 04-12-19

One of the best in my library

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

Reviewed: 02-26-19

This is not my normal genre. I got it because it looked interesting and I like longer stories.
I am so glad I did.
This is the best I have listened to in quite a while, enough to rate 5 stars in my book.
The narrator perfectly fit the story and did an excellent job with all the characters.
These three books are one long story broken into three shorter ones like any good trilogy.And for that reason this boxed set is the perfect way to get this story.
I will be looking for more from this author and narrator.

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  • The Empire of Bones Saga, Volume 2

  • By: Terry Mixon
  • Narrated by: Veronica Giguere
  • Length: 33 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Princess Kelsey Bandar and Admiral Jared Mertz have beaten the savage Pale Ones only to fine even deadlier enemies working hard to undo everything they’ve accomplished. To give the New Terran Empire even a slim hope of survival, they must explore a graveyard filled with dead ships watched over by a merciless AI, stop a coup determined to see the Imperial Throne fall, and then take the fight to the empire’s enemies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • one of the best sci fi series I've listened to

  • By TU on 02-15-19

The Drama continues

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

This is the second omnibus volume with the fourth, fifth, and sixth books of the saga. It is followed by an included short story that fits between the fifth and sixth books.
As I mentioned in my review of the first omnibus volume, the short story is out of place. At least this one occurs before where you are in the story so you are filling in back story.
I highly recommend this series for anyone looking for a good space drama. Lots of science to fill the stories of people interacting with people. Just as good science fiction should be.
Well written and narrated. Thanks Terry and Veronica!

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

  • Axillon99: A LitRPG Novel

  • By: Matthew S. Cox
  • Narrated by: Avery Reid
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

At 22, she's still slinging coffee at an Amazon Cafe despite having a degree in programming. It's not because she's unlucky, unmotivated, or even that she fancies herself an underground activist crusading against evil corporations. Hunting for a real job would take time away from her game. Axillon99 is the world's most popular multiplayer online experience, with a universe containing billions of planets to explore. Ever since video games broke the screen barrier, plunging players fully into their characters, reality just can't compete.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! What a ride!

  • By Kara on 02-28-19

Familiar story line – well executed

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

This book reminded me a lot of Ready Player One. And that’s a good thing. As usual for this genre, a fast paced thrill ride with lots of action and adventure. Not sure about most of the genre but this one brought the action and adventure into the real world as well. Highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a first person adventure that never sets you down.

There were a couple points early in the book where you jump from reality to game play or vice-versa in such an abrupt way that it takes a few moments to realize you have switched. Nothing bad but the closest thing to a negative I had for this one.

The narration on this book was right on with the story. Kept up with the action and changing emotions of each character. Since this was first person, all the voices were filtered through the main character but it was still easy to identify each character.

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  • Quantum Mayhem

  • The Quantum Cop, Book 3
  • By: Lesley L. Smith
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 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

When a ghost town is destroyed via quantum means, physicist Madison Martin is called in, but she's mystified. The weirdness intensifies when a ghost starts following her around. Things get more serious when a young man is murdered and an old quantum nemesis is back from the dead. Madison resumes her role as the quantum cop to help the cops and the FBI investigate increasingly bizarre crimes including disappearing clothing and a demolished highway.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 3 books and still going strong

  • By Harry on 02-22-19

A fun Sci-Fi adventure

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

Reviewed: 01-27-19

Quantum Mayhem by Lesley L. Smith is book three in The Quantum Cop series.
I was given the opportunity to read/listen to this book even though I had not read the first two. Of course starting in the middle of a series is always troublesome. However, Lesley did such an excellent job explaining as she went that I did not feel that it was a problem while reading this one. There were lots of references to earlier events but the explanations made this story work without having been there. I did hear enough to make me want to listen to the first two just to find out how all this began.
Overall I really enjoyed this story. The characters, although sometimes stereotypical, fit their roles.

Megan Kelly did an excellent job narrating this story. I hope she did the first two as well.

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

  • Young Ebenezer: A New Christmas Carol

  • By: Rose English
  • Narrated by: Bill Schafer
  • Length: 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

This story is a seasonal treat, a modern, lyrical retelling of the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. Eb is a spoiled child who really is not one for caring, and he certainly hates sharing. He is watched over by a very special guardian - the family’s ancient longcase clock, who is bestowed with magic. His name is Grandfather Time. On Christmas Eve, Grandfather Time decides he must teach the boy a lesson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect Christmas carol for kids.

  • By Mandymay💄👠👛 on 12-11-18

Great short poem for Young Ebenezer

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

Reviewed: 12-27-18

The family really enjoyed this short poem style story. This story is told in a poem just like "The Night Before Christmas". And even sounds like that story at times.
I know that a lot of people claim family friendly these days but this one really is. I don't share much of what I listen to with the family but had no hesitation with this one.

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