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  • Revolt

  • Godsknife, Book 1
  • By: Timothy C. Ward
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Neff
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18

The rift between Iowa and the Abyss is thinner than it seems. Modern society meets the power and reality of myth in the new war between Chaos, Order, and Maker. A priestess of Order seeking godhood unleashes a virus to mutate and enslave the human race. Those who survive will face the height of her power, but will they bow before it?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 03-15-17

War in Iowa Between the Real World and the Abyss

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

An interesting story concerning a priestess' pursuit of godhood and those who would attempt to stop her... and did I mention that this takes place in Iowa? Was a little hard to follow at the beginning, but once I got into it, it was hard to stop... Cicadas turning people into monsters and giant mantis warriors causing havoc on the interstate, as well as other places.... and Caroline, who just want to study at the University, but gets caught in the middle of a battle for power and godhood. Befriended by a recruiter for the priestess who realizes that she is not forthcoming with her plans, the battle follows her to her home town and results in her taking a trip to the Abyss, which is not what you might expect, but terrifying in its own ways....

  • Blood Moon Magick

  • A Whiskey Witches Novel, Book 2
  • By: S.M. Blooding
  • Narrated by: Kalinda Little
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Detective Paige Whiskey has a lot on her plate. A gate to hell is permanently seared into her soul and she has no way of controlling it. She let a psychotic serial killing demon free in exchange for Dexx's life. Her sister is about to have a baby and a whole world of crazy has opened in the Whiskey household. And, if that wasn't enough, she and Dexx are trying to figure out their relationship. They're about to discover a world that has been hidden from the Whiskeys. A world of shapeshifters, werewolves, and vampires.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magic, Paranormal, Better than book One!

  • By Montzalee Wittmann on 03-18-18

Witches and Demons and..... Snow?

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

Reviewed: 09-13-17

Not to mention shifters and vampires and more shifters and more demons (you knew Sven would be back, didn't you?)... and coffee (my Twin Peaks moment).... not to mention even more shifters and babies and some biting.... and some other stuff I won't mention because it might spoil the surprise... On the whole, an excellent story with some mysteries, lots of surprises... how can you pass it up? The Whiskey Witches are at it again..... buy it, read it, love it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Time's Anchor

  • By: Lynda Engler
  • Narrated by: Ann Bumbak
  • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Ophelia's husband disappears at the most inopportune times. After 10 years, she's not sure why she puts up with it, other than the fact that she's loved him since she first saw him in college, before the physics experiment that started Will involuntarily sliding through time. And there's nothing anyone can do about it. Or is there?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enthralling short story

  • By Rabid Reader on 08-11-17

WOW!!! What a short story...

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

Reviewed: 08-23-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I didn't know anything about this book when it was given to me.... but I am so glad it was.... This is a completely different take on time travel than anything I had ever seen before. Truthfully, I was not sure if it was going to end well or badly for Will and Ophelia, and I won't give it away. But, a weird side-effect from a study at MIT causes those who participated to slide through time at random, disappearing at any time, and reappearing in the same place at some undetermined later time, with the subject remembering the old time line, and their spouses and everyone else only remembering the new changes caused by the time travel ("Glad you got a new cat to keep you company while I am gone." "We've had that cat for six years."). I hope that this piques your interest, because this is a very entertaining story, told mostly from Ophelia's point of view. You will not be disappointed (or will you? by the ending, I mean.....).

*** I was given this audiobook in exchange for a fair and truthful review. ***

What did you like best about this story?

Very unique idea for a story.

What about Ann Bumbak’s performance did you like?

Very clear performance, easy to understand and conveying emotion very well.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Can the past be changed?

Any additional comments?

I was VERY pleased with this book....

  • Blackmark

  • The Kingsmen Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Jean Lowe Carlson
  • Narrated by: Jean Lowe Carlson
  • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Wrongfully accused of treason, veteran Kingsman Elohl seeks the truth of a betrayal that caused the Kingsmen to vanish a decade ago. Inked with the Blackmark and despised for it, Elohl uncovers the truth and exposes ancient enemies. Now, he must give everything to shatter the hidden sect that usurps power from the throne. A bloody war will be reaped in the shadows that will burn nations and bring kings to their knees.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just WOW!!!

  • By THOMAS on 04-27-17

Just WOW!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-27-17

I was a little bit daunted by the length of the audiobook, but Carlson has constructed a world and history with so much depth and detail that I was disappointed when the book was finished and now cannot wait to experience the next one. This is the beginning of an epic story of dark fantasy. Mysteries and intrigue abound as layers of story are exposed one after the next. Both foes and allies are hiding in plain sight as the story moves between the main characters who are heading toward reunions both joyous and heartbreaking on their quests to find out what happened to their people and, in the process, trying to fulfill their heritage and destiny. Pick up the book and move it to the top of your 'to read' list. You won't be disappointed.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Heir of Shadows
    Daizlei Academy, Book 1
    
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        Kel Carpenter
    
    


    
    
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        Keylor Leigh
    
    


    
    Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    47 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • Heir of Shadows

  • Daizlei Academy, Book 1
  • By: Kel Carpenter
  • Narrated by: Keylor Leigh
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

When 15-year-old Selena Foster is dragged to a boarding school for Supernaturals, she should be thrilled. Instead, she finds herself struggling with insanity and the pull of darkness, because, even among her own kind, she's a prodigy. She and her sisters know better than anyone the cost that comes with great power, because while Alexandra can play with fire and Lily can heal anything, Selena is more deadly and destructive than the world is ready for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Riddle, Inside A Puzzle, Wrapped In An Enigma

  • By THOMAS on 04-14-17

A Riddle, Inside A Puzzle, Wrapped In An Enigma

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

Reviewed: 04-14-17

That pretty much sums up Selena. She knows even less about herself than we do, even though she thinks she knows it all. Having taken care of the other 2/3 of her triplet-hood since the death of her parents, all the while keeping the secret of their heritage and amazing power from everyone around them... Wow.... between the set-up and the voice work of Keylor Leigh, I was hooked right from the beginning. This first book of a series is something that teens, new adults, and even oldsters like myself can get into. They capture the sibling relationship perfectly and the required secrecy even better.... Through twists and turns, emotions, and total surprises they lead us through a very enjoyable literary experience. Now I have to find out what the next book is and somehow get hold of an audio-book edition. You will want to, as well...

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Immortal: Curse of the Deathless

  • By: Derek Edgington
  • Narrated by: Nik Magill
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 98

If Asher Hearst had a superpower, it would have to be his ability to take a punch, laugh it off, and keep on swinging. So yeah, immortality comes with a few perks. As a college student slash small-time fixer, he's about to take a job that's best left to the pros. A proposition by a dryad to save witches from the Inquisition is a first, but he isn't one to balk when the odds are stacked against him. Especially not while he's drinking on someone else's dime.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Immortal

  • By MeDi on 04-09-17

Witches & shifters & elves & fanatical inquisitors

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

Oh, my!!!

A very amusing and entertaining read (listen).... The trials and misfortunes of an immortal college student among shifters, witches, and elves, while trying to stop an end-of-the-world-war with the Inquisitors who want to destroy all of the heretics.... How many ways and times can Asher nearly die, all the while spitting out sarcastic comments? The world may never know as there is a sequel and (hopefully) a series following. I couldn't wait to see how this one ended... I don't think you will be able to either....

  • Whiskey Witches - Episodes 1-4

  • By: S. M. Blooding
  • Narrated by: Kalinda Little
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Detective Paige Whiskey comes from a long line of witches. They may not all be the most powerful, but they are outspoken and supportive of their community. She alone has no gifts. She can't summon fire, can't read minds. She knows the arcane. She's studied it. That, along with her connection to the Whiskey Witches, lands her some pretty strange cases. Like the sacrificial murders of St. Francisville, Louisiana. There's a killer on the loose, choosing people in a vain attempt to raise a demon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read!

  • By Jan on 06-17-17

A Must Read for Paranormal Mystery Fans

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

Reviewed: 04-02-17

Whiskey Witches is an amazing story and performance. S. M. Blooding's story includes well-rounded characters with powers and problems and the reasons to struggle with both. It is rare to find a 'tough cop' like Paige Whiskey that you just can't help feeling sorry for and at the same time wondering keep 'what the hell are you being so stubborn for?' Dexx is also easy to root for. He has gotten himself tangled up in Paige's 'family problems,' but, at the same time he is doing everything he can to help her to deal with those problems while also trying to solve a case that could cost both of them their lives. And when is he going to kiss her? The plot twists and turns, keeping you guessing, and also keeping you wondering who are the good guys and who are the bad guys and why do BOTH keep killing people? Making the conundrum even more perplexing is that said good and bad guys are Demons and Angels.... Shouldn't that shed some light (or darkness) on the confusion? Not always, it seems. I could not wait to finish the book and now I cannot wait to read (listen to) the next one.

Kalinda Little's performance was also very good, making the character's easily defined and giving them life. Her speech is clear and easily understood. I hope that she also narrates the rest of the series.

If witches as homicide detectives is your cup of tea, then grab some crumpets and spend some time with Paige, Dexx and the rest. You won't be sorry.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Hobbit

  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,582
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,753
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,967

Like every other hobbit, Bilbo Baggins likes nothing better than a quiet evening in his snug hole in the ground, dining on a sumptuous dinner in front of a fire. But when a wandering wizard captivates him with tales of the unknown, Bilbo becomes restless. Soon he joins the wizard’s band of homeless dwarves in search of giant spiders, savage wolves, and other dangers. Bilbo quickly tires of the quest for adventure and longs for the security of his familiar home. But before he can return to his life of comfort, he must face the greatest threat of all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally! Thank you Audible!

  • By Bryan J. Peterson on 10-20-12

Classic version of a classic...

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

Reviewed: 12-22-12

What made the experience of listening to The Hobbit the most enjoyable?

The chance to listen to a book which I had previously only read for myself was a nice surprise. Very well done performance.