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  • Frostbite

  • An Ivy Granger Psychic Detective Prequel Short Story
  • By: E.J. Stevens
  • Narrated by: Melanie A. Mason
  • Length: 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

When a client claims her house is being haunted, Ivy tries to keep her mind open and her weapons handy. If her psychic gifts and recent cases have taught her anything, it's that you're better off arming yourself for the unexpected. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A haunting release

  • By MelHay on 06-21-18

Great way to get you into a new series

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

This was such a fun quick read. It’s a great way to get into the series if you haven’t started it yet. Ivy Granger is a supernatural detective along with her partner Jinx. They get called on for all sorts of wild cases. This one in particular was pretty interesting. I don’t want to give anything away but the end result was definitely not what I was expecting. The narrator definitely fit Ivy’s character and worked well for the book. Overall I really enjoyed this short story. I can’t wait to get into this series!

I would like to thank the author/narrator/publisher for generously providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  • Thief

  • Boston Underworld, Book 5
  • By: A. Zavarelli
  • Narrated by: Tracy Marks
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

I’m a good girl. I live by a code that can’t be bent or broken. It is my duty to my family to stay innocent and pure. To marry an Italian man. The stars are already aligned. But Nikolai Kozlov re-writes my destiny with five simple words. You belong to me now. He's Russian mafiya. A thief. A skilled liar with no moral boundaries. He is everything I have been taught to hate. A man who stands for nothing. A man who takes what he wants without a second thought. And what he wanted was me. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • dark heart

  • By seelk on 04-08-18

Another great installment to this gritty new adult series

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

Another good installment to this gritty new adult series. I didn’t love it as much as some of the others but it was still a great listen. The sex seems are steamy and the characters are well developed. As always the narration by Tracy Marks is unbelievable.

I would like to thank the author/narrator/publisher for generously providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • Hunting in Bruges

  • Hunters' Guild, Book 1
  • By: E.J. Stevens
  • Narrated by: Melanie A. Mason, Anthony Bowling
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

With a desire to prove herself, protect the innocent, and advance within the ranks of the Hunters' Guild, Jenna Lehane hits the cobbled streets of Bruges with blades at the ready. Someone, or something, is murdering tourists and dumping their bodies in the city's scenic canals. With the help of a mysterious stranger, Jenna begins to piece together clues that are dotted throughout the city like blood spatter. Determined to stop the killings, Jenna delves into a bloody local history that only raises more questions - but some secrets are best left buried.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Fast Paced Urban Fantasy

  • By Adriana B on 04-14-18

Fun, quick,light paranormal mystery

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

I enjoyed this quick, light paranormal mystery. The characters had some depth to them and the world building in Bruges was well done. Parts of the plot were predictable but that didn’t take away from my overall enjoyment of the story. Jenna’s character wasn’t my favorite. She was kind of a know it all and wanted to do everything by the book until there came a time when breaking the rules would help her in which case that was ok because it suited her needs. Ash was a great character. He was easy going and funny. He balanced out the typical warrior in Jenna well. The narrators for this audiobook did a good job. It was well produced and they both spoke clearly and portrayed all of their characters with enthusiasm. I do wish that Jenna’s character didn’t sound so whiny though.
I’m curious to find out what happens what happens on the sequel once it comes out. It should be especially fun to listen to now that the story is established and the team is established.


I would like to thank the author/narrator/publisher for generously providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • Revenge of the Tiger

  • Tyrabbisaurus Rex, Book 2
  • By: A.J. Culey
  • Narrated by: Matthew Woods
  • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

The tiger's been gone for 10 gazillion years, which is great news for T-Rab. He successfully defended his territory from the tiger spy. Yes! Wait a minute! How'd that tiger get back in the classroom? And why are the students so happy to see him? Don't they know he's up to no good, plotting against their beloved Tyrabbisaurus Rex? Well, it's a good thing T-Rab's got a plan to save the world from that dastardly spy of a tiger!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Go T-Rab! Great follow up to the first book!!!

  • By ReadingRover on 04-23-18

Go T-Rab! Great follow up to the first book!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

Great follow up to the first book in the series! In this one the class goes on a trip to the museum to see the dinosaurs and one of the kids smuggles T-Rab in her backpack so he can come along too. He sneaks off and goes on his own little adventure. T-Rab’s nemesis, the stuffed tiger, also makes another appearance to shake things up. As usual a bit of silly chaos ensues but is all cleaned up nicely in the end. This series is so much fun to listen to!!! The narrator does a wonderful job capturing all the different personalities of the characters. He does an especially great job with T-Rab. Kids will love listening to this and it will definitely hold their attention because of all the action. There is also a section at the end that talks about bunny care and the responsibilities of having a bunny as a pet. This is great for kids. It’s done in a way that they can relate to and can learn something. I can’t wait for the next in the series to be released!
I would like to thank the author/narrator/publisher for generously providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • The French Wardrobe

  • By: A. R. Shaw
  • Narrated by: Sara Morsey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

A husband's fears become a widow's nightmare. The death of an overprotective husband brings his widow's world crashing down. In her quest to survive life alone she makes a discovery not only about her strengths but also about his fears. Fans of Girl on the Train, The Husband's Secret, and Gone Girl, will like The French Wardrobe. From the best-selling author of the Graham's Resolution series.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • More contemporary chick lit than thriller

  • By ReadingRover on 04-22-18

More contemporary chick lit than thriller

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

Reviewed: 04-22-18

Unfortunately this book wasn’t as much of a thriller as I had hoped for. There was a ton of build up and waiting to figure out what was actually going on but when it all came out it was really rather anticlimactic. Vivian the main character had always been sheltered and protected by her husband to a point where he always needed to know where she was and have her check in and through out the book we never know why except that he is being threatened in some way. Vivian never questions this or worries and nothing happens. This builds anxiety rather than suspense over time for the reader because little is actually revealed. Instead throughout the book much time is spent talking about Vivian piecing her life back together after her husband, Todd’s, death which is understandable, except that most of that includes talking about a complete overhaul of her wardrobe. This is the bulk of the novel. If the book was meant to be just a contemporary, literary fiction book minus the thriller aspect it would have worked out fine except that the whole time there was this underlying layer of anxiety because the reader is wondering what’s going on and why Todd was so overprotective. Again I say anxiety because there is nothing scary enough that happens to cause suspense or to make this a thriller. Once there is a noise by a garbage can. There is the son taking on the father’s nagging protective role after he dies not even knowing why himself. Nothing happens until the last quarter of the book. Even then everything is rushed. Also throughout Vivian is the only one who doesn’t seem to be anxious or fearful of anything. This is understandable since no one actually knows what there is to fear even the police.
The writing of the book isn’t bad and the narration is well done. The narrator suits Vivian’s character quite well.
Overall I just wanted more out of the suspense aspect of the book. I wanted a big bang and all I got was a little pop. I didn’t feel wowed. 2.5 stars.
I would like to thank the author/narrator/publisher for generously providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • The Fog Seller

  • A San Francisco Mystery
  • By: Don Daglow
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

When teacher turned deckhand Steve Ondelle is framed for the killing of a San Francisco supervisor, he tumbles into a world of billion-dollar deals and bizarre sexual adventures, a world where hard evidence depicts him as a misfit who turns to murder. To expose these freshly-minted lies, Steve must first make peace with a lifetime of painful truths. He travels from the piers of Sausalito to the penthouses of San Francisco, with unlikely allies like Leonard the Human Statue, Eli of the Coral Reef, The Prophet of Market Street. And Liam the Fog Seller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A well deserved Award Winner of a novel

  • By Ray Johnson on 02-12-18

Unexpected unique twist!

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

Reviewed: 04-14-18

This audiobook was such a pleasant surprise for me. I had no idea of what to expect when going into it and ended up really liking it. The first third moved along at a nice pace as did the last third. There was a part in the middle that was kind of slow though. However there was such a unique unexpected twist. I was blown away. I couldn’t wait to see what happened next. The mystery kept me interested and I liked how it kept drawing in new unusual characters. Steve’s character was so well developed. He was extremely interesting. I was drawn to him from the start and wanted to know more about him. Also the narrator was well suited for his character. He did an excellent job. I think that if the pace remained steady and the book was a bit shorter I would have given it 5 stars.
I would like to thank the author/narrator/publisher for generously providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • Fang and Claw

  • The Undead Unit, Book 1
  • By: Markie Madden
  • Narrated by: Sallie Downing
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Lieutenant Lacey Anderson of the Dallas Police Department heads up an elite new squad dedicated to solving crimes involving immortals like herself. Lacey, a vampire left for dead when her family was slaughtered by werewolves, still has nightmares about the attack. Detective Colton Scarber is her unwilling partner and second-in-command. He's a werewolf, a descendant of those who killed Lacey's coven. She's unaware of this, but she doesn't trust him from the start.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A reverse Monster Hunter International novel

  • By Ray Johnson on 02-12-18

Great paranormal police procedural mystery

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

3.5 stars. I really enjoyed this paranormal police procedural mystery. I liked the idea of the Undead Unit for crimes involving the supernatural. I really liked the dynamic between Lacey and Colton as partners. Their backgrounds were very detailed and well thought out. The mystery itself was good but could have been a bit more exciting. Overall I enjoyed the audiobook. The narrator did a ok job. Each character was easily distinguishable though I do think that a little more feeling and enthusiasm could have added to the story. She was a bit monotone. I’m excited to listen to the next in the series especially after hearing the teaser at the end of this book. I’d like to see how Lacey and Colton continue to work together and what new paranormal mysteries the author comes up with.
I would like to thank the author/narrator/publisher for generously providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • Kelpie Dreams

  • By: Steve Vernon
  • Narrated by: Cheyenne Bizon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Meet Lady Macbeth - a high school librarian, ex-assassin, and part-time kelpie, whose mother wanted to name her Hemorrhoid at birth. Now she has to take on a Sea Hag - eight legs of Godzilla-ugly poured into a bucket full of meanness - with the help of a one-woman army named Rhonda, a 200-year-old sea captain, and a hunky lighthouse keeper who won't admit that he's dead as well. Kelpie Dreams is a funny, action-packed, shoot-em-up paranormal romance novel for folks who hate romance novels.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not your average novel

  • By Ray Johnson on 03-01-18

Good premise but poorly executed

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

Reviewed: 03-26-18

This audiobook was kind of a wild ride. I enjoyed the premise and I liked the characters. The story was ok. Some of the inner monologues and flirty chit chat were a bit drawn out. There was a ton of repetition with the same phrases or descriptions used over and over again. It began to grate on my nerves and took away from the story. I’m interested to see what direction Kelpie Snow is going in. So that’s up next. The narrator was good. I enjoyed her portrayal of each character. I think if the book had less banter and repetitive chatter I would have enjoyed it more.

I was generously provided with a copy of this audiobook by the author/narrator/publisher in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

  • By: Marlon Bundo, Jill Twiss
  • Narrated by: Jim Parsons, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jeff Garlin, and others
  • Length: 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,602
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,867
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,807

HBO's Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents the story of a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny. Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence - the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon's life is about to change forever....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This story is cute, but let's be honest.

  • By João on 03-19-18

Adorable!

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

Reviewed: 03-26-18

What an adorable story about embracing the fact that everyone is different! The full cast performance made this story even better!

  • Chaco

  • By: Peggy A. Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Chris Abell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Within days of a series of monster solar storms slamming into earth, electrical grids fail and everything in the northern hemisphere with a computer chip ceases functioning. Electricity won't be completely restored for at least a decade, and the result is that everything modern life depends on to function is gone. Chaco is a well-educated freedom fighter on a death list in El Salvador. Having fled to the United States, he is in hiding by working for a wealthy couple as their handyman and gardener. Following the disaster, he reveals his true identity, and convinces his employers and their neighbors to follow him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Science Fiction could be Science Fact

  • By cosmitron on 02-21-18

Great dystopian novel

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

Reviewed: 03-25-18

This is a unique dystopian story about a man named Chaco and his journey along with his friends and neighbors across hundreds of miles in order to get to safety after a series of solar storms. Chaco, those he cares for and travels with are all interesting and well developed characters. Chacho’s back story has an unexpected depth to it that also makes him very likable. Rocky and Margo also impressed me as far as character development goes. There is a lot more to Margo than meets the eye. Rocky comes a long way throughout the story from start to finish. The story itself kept me entertained. There was always enough action to make me want to keep reading. There were also some unexpected twists.
The narrator was excellent. He spoke clearly, each character was easy to distinguish and their accents were done well.
Overall this was a nicely paced dystopian novel. Being a standalone book made it a really satisfying read but I can’t say I’d be disappointed if it was turned into a series. I’d gladly continue to read more about Chaco!
I would like to thank the author/narrator/publisher for generously providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.