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  • Murder in Her Stocking

  • By: G. A. McKevett
  • Narrated by: Mil Nicholson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Christmas has arrived in sleepy McGill, Georgia, but holiday cheer can't keep temperamental Stella Reid from swinging a rolling pin at anyone who crosses her bad side. This season, there are plenty. First, an anonymous grinch vandalizes a celebrated nativity display. Far worse, the scandalous Prissy Carr is found dead in an alley behind a tavern. With police puzzled over the murder, Stella decides to stir the local gossip pot for clues on the culprit's identity, and it turns out that Prissy held a prominent spot on the naughty list.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For All Southerners, Grandkids, Grandmas All Over

  • By Debbie on 11-30-18

Great book

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

Reviewed: 11-17-18

I love Granny Reid. We need more love and caring and cleverness like hers. A smart heroine with compassion and good teaching for her grandkids but not a push over. The publishers summary was written by someone who had not read the book. I listened to a sample from my library. Glad I did because it was from the prologue not the middle of the book like Audible. I fell in love with Granny immediately. Can not wait for the next one. BTW I have not read the Savanah Reid books but started listening to the samples looking for more Granny. I was very disappointed. The Savanah from this book does not seem likely to grow up to be that woman. I guess we will see. Loved the narrator , Mil Nicholson- amazing!!!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Conflicted Home

  • By: A. American
  • Narrated by: Duke Fontaine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,239
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,094

The only possible thing that could make Morgan's world even more difficult happened. The Japanese fleet off the coast of California was wiped out. An even that Morgan and friends and family only knew about because of the radio broadcasts from the Radio Free Redoubt. So far removed from them it barely warranted notice. That is until the Chinese retaliated by launching a nuclear counter-strike against Mac Dill Air Force base. This, did warrant their attention and had the potential to profoundly impact their lives.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I am used to from this series - Very slow

  • By Siggy on 04-17-18

I’m disappointed

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

I have read most of the books in this series. I really enjoyed the first several books but as the series has progressed the adolescent locker room talk has become tiresome. I know the focus market for this series is guys but they are not the only readers of this genre. I really don’t know why these characters can’t be heroes and gentlemen as least occasionally.

  • Sanctuary

  • Surrender the Sun, Book 2
  • By: A. R. Shaw
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

From the best-selling author of the Graham's Resolution series comes book two in the Surrender the Sun series. Conditions in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, are proving unsustainable in the year 2030. The mini ice age, caused by the Maunder Minimum effects, are brutal at best, and life systems are limited and failing fast. Bishop seeks a safe haven for his new family and the only answer leads him back to his nightmares. Leaving the comfort of their luxury hotel is their only answer, but the journey may prove more perilous than their current existence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series!

  • By Yesenia on 02-18-18

Why so short?

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

Reviewed: 01-20-18

I have enjoyed the first two books but why not make it a total two books or even one? I read a lot of books in this genre and this one is ok. The continuity is not great and we don’t get any usable cold weather survival info. And what about the awesome natural medicine used by Jax to heal lungs and gunshots, no info there either. I also find it hard to believe that “modern “ cold weather survival gear from the year 2030 doesn’t provide protection from the cold better than animal hides. The characters are not really compelling enough to make me need to know what happens. I’m curious about book three but I have a rule about spending a credit on a book less than 5 hrs long. The first two were really too short. Total time for all three is less than 17hrs. Could have easily been two books and I would have felt less cheated.

  • Home Invasion

  • The Survivalist Series, Book 8
  • By: A. American
  • Narrated by: Duke Fontaine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,651
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,475
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,456

Morgan and his extended family could see the light at the end of the tunnel, dim though it may be. There was the promise of power once again. The plant was being repaired, and it looked as though it may actually run. While it meant lots of hard, sweaty work, the reward was worth the investment. The farm was growing strong, and community involvement was good. People were finally coming to terms with the fact that they needed to work together. So far Mother Nature had been on their side. But that, too, was about to change.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A lot of filler and not a lot of substance.

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-22-17

Have read them all.

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

Reviewed: 07-27-17

This has been an interesting series. Most apocalyptic series don't get this far into the "recovery ". My only complaint is that as we have moved forward the antics of the men have become adolescent at times. Do I know that this stuff happens in every locker room in The world? Yes. Do I want to read about it? No. This stuff isn't advancing the story line. The characters are established already. Making them seem less that the heros that they are is sad. We all would need stress relief in a situation like these characters have everyday but find a better way.

  • What's Left of My World

  • A Story of a Family's Survival
  • By: C. A. Rudolph
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,273

Lauren Russell often wondered why her father had been so adamant about teaching her skills that most other fathers wouldn't even consider teaching their daughters. Ever since she was little, she had been taught how to live and survive outdoors, and how to use firearms to protect herself and those around her. Some of the training had been a bit extreme. Or had it been? Many of her questions were answered the day the world as she knew it ended.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lets all hope this NEVER happens.

  • By TinkerMel on 04-18-17

Too much and not enough

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

Reviewed: 05-13-17

I'm not new to teotwawki stories they comprise about 3/4 of my library actually.
One of the things that attracted me to this book was the strong female character who was groomed by her father to survive. No spoiler intended but at the first real conflict the "heroine" collapses into the protection of a man she hardly knows. REALLY? Anyway .....
The too much of the book is about violence. Yes, the gangs rule the new world, they are brutal, they will get killed by the good guys. This includes motorcycle gangs and DHS thugs but do we need a literal blow by blow description of a grown man beating a teenage girl to death and then how he washes his hands? This one was not for me. A waste of a credit.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • One Year After

  • By: William R. Forstchen
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,984
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,296
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,286

One Year After returns to the small town of Black Mountain and the man who struggled to rebuild it in the wake of devastation: John Matherson. It is a thrilling follow-up and should delight fans in every way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected

  • By Joe on 04-23-16

Don't bother

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

Reviewed: 08-12-16

Certainly not the quality of the first book. The narrator is awful. After reading the reviews I had decided against buying the book but several months later after reading some other EMP fiction decided to give it a try. Boy was I wrong. There is so much good stuff out there don't waste a credit on this.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dark New World, Book 1

  • An EMP Survival Story
  • By: J.J. Holden, Henry Gene Foster
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 921
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 864
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 864

Three people from different walks of life each experience the end of America. Cassy is a 33-year-old prepper and single mother, away on business. Ethan is a hacker and conspiracy nut living underground. Frank is a family man out camping with friends and family. When a devastating EMP attack in the middle of the night destroys America's infrastructure, they are propelled on an unforgettable journey across an ocean of chaos to reach safety...Safety from an unknown invader and from once-fellow Americans now hungry and desperate.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better Than Expected

  • By Neva on 02-16-17

Don't waste your time!

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

Reviewed: 04-14-16

I am an avid reader of this genre so I decided to give this a try despite its short length. The characters are shallow and it didn't take long to realize that I didn't care whether they lived or died. Don't waste your time or money(credit) on this one.

9 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • The Nine Lives of Christmas

  • By: Sheila Roberts
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

When a guy is in trouble, he starts making deals with his Creator…and Ambrose the cat is no exception. In danger of losing his ninth and final life, Ambrose makes a desperate plea. He’ll do anything—anything!—if he can just survive and enjoy a nice long, final life. His prayer is answered when a stranger comes along and saves him, and now it looks like he has to hold up his end of the bargain.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book for cat lovers!!

  • By Byron on 12-26-12

Ok but not really a Christmas story

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

Reviewed: 11-12-15

This was an ok story. I love Christmas stories but this was more of a romance than a cat saving Christmas.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Champion

  • Legend, Book 3
  • By: Marie Lu
  • Narrated by: Steven Kaplan, Mariel Stern
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,871
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,693
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,695

June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic - and each other - and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, working within the government's elite circles as Princeps Elect while Day has been assigned a high level military position. But neither could have predicted the circumstances that will reunite them once again. Just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic's border cities.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I stand alone.

  • By Bee on 02-20-14

Narration kills a great book.

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

Reviewed: 02-04-14

What made the experience of listening to Champion the most enjoyable?

Nothing

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Neither narrator had any depth or vision of the characters. They were reading not narrating.

Any additional comments?

Read the print edition.

  • The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog

  • By: Dave Barry
  • Narrated by: Dave Barry
  • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

The year is 1960, and, as it is every year, the Christmas pageant at St. John's Episcopal Church is a very big deal. Doug is a shepherd this year, which is better than being a "Three King", because, for one thing, you get to carry a stick.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Funny But Dated

  • By Marie on 12-24-06

Not at all what I expected.

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

Reviewed: 01-12-13

Any additional comments?

All the reviews talked about how touching and funny this story was. Well I admit I didn't make it but about half way. The story was adolescent but not funny and all the touching stuff must be at the end.