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  • Awaken the Darkness

  • Immortal Guardians Series, Book 8
  • By: Dianne Duvall
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180

He awakens encapsulated in dirt with no knowledge of how he came to be there. Riddled with injuries, he can remember neither his past nor who he is. Nor can he remember what he is. But surely no mortal man could survive being buried deep beneath the earth. All he knows with certainty is that the soothing voice and presence of the woman moving around above enables him to endure the agony of his wounds. And he will do whatever it takes to be with her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By GSKM in sc on 07-12-18

Just okay.

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

Sweet story, but nothing like the previous books. Least favorite of all books.
Think some of the reviews giving 5 stars are overrated. One of the best parts of the previous books is the interactions with all the other IG's. This book clearly lacked in this, and I have to say, as much as I like Stan, a whole book of just Stan was too much.
Hoping Seth's book includes all the IG's, not just Seth. The formula of all IG's is the best parts of the books.

  • Keystone

  • Crossbreed Series, Book 1
  • By: Dannika Dark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,074
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,914
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,901

When the road forks, how do you know which path is the right one? Raven Black hunts evildoers for fun, but her vigilante justice isn't the only reason she's hiding from the law. Half vampire, half mage, she's spent years living as a rogue to stay alive. When a Russian shifter offers her a job in his covert organization hunting outlaws, dignity and a respectable career are finally within her grasp.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • And she did it again! Another fantastic book.

  • By Gracie on 02-08-17

Fun Start to a New Series

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

Nicole Poole is one of my favorite narrators, so as always, she was GREAT.
I enjoyed the story, but have to admit, that I got tired of Raven being one of the strong female=stubborn headstrong, rules don't apply to me, childlike women so often depicted in YA books.
I listened to all of Mageri series and felt the same about Silver.
Probably won't continue this series, but did like the Christian/Raven attraction, but sure it will be strung out thru too many books for my liking.
Again, Love Nicole Poole, she is great

  • Natural Mage

  • Magical Mayhem, Volume 2
  • By: K. F. Breene
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

After narrowly surviving my debut into the magical world, I made a promise to myself: no more hiding in broom closets. But with the Mages' Guild reorganizing faster than anyone thought possible, and naming me as their number one target, that promise seems a little far-fetched. Especially since my training with Callie and Dizzy, the highly experienced dual-mage pair, goes off like a cake in a cannon. Left to find someone that can fill the role, it isn't until a formal dinner party goes horribly wrong that I find the best (and worst) solution imaginable: Reagan Somerset, the leather-clad crazy woman who busted into my broom closet sanctuary in the first place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series!

  • By Book Junkie on 06-20-18

Enjoyable Light Story

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

Nicole Poole does an excellent job, as always.
I enjoyed listening to this book, but liked book one better. This book had way to many battles, long battles that go one and on.
Took far too long for Emery/Penny storyline to develop. Callie and Dizzy storyline painful at times. Callie is NEVER nice to
anyone.
Darius/Reagan storyline was not very good. Reagan alone was better.
Liked finding out more about Red. He’s very likable.
Fire and Ice trilogy is better.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Get Out of Your Mind & Into Your Life

  • The New Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
  • By: Spencer Smith, Steven C. Hayes
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 195

Get Out of Your Mind & Into Your Life introduces Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a new approach to psychotherapy that reevaluates our most basic assumptions about mental health, and details how ACT can help you to embrace life and everything it has to offer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mindfulness Psychology - But Get The Book

  • By Walt Longmire on 03-29-17

Awesome Read

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

So Much Great Information, will have to re listen a couple more time. Great having access to materials/worksheets to go along with audio.

Narrator was incredible

Best use of my credit

  • The Taken

  • By: Elicia Hyder
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

Sloan Jordan's days are numbered. She has 139 to be exact. In that time, there's a lot to do - a missing friend to find, a wedding to plan, and her own murder plot to overthrow. When a lead takes the crew back to Chicago, the truth they uncover is more shocking than they ever imagined - to fight the enemies of the present, they must first face the demons from the past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Jonathan C. Brown on 12-13-17

My Least Favorite of the Series

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

Reviewed: 04-22-18

Narrator was awesome, and very consistent throughout the series.
Sloan whined too much in this book, acted like an adolescent child through 80% of this book.
Way too much relationship filler in this book.

Sloan did the opposite of every smart, safe thing for her unborn child. Frustrating

  • Cake

  • A Love Story
  • By: J. Bengtsson
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Joe Arden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,860
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,852

Jake McKallister might have been a rock star, but he was no ordinary one. Surviving an unspeakable crime as a young teen had shaped him into a guarded workaholic, and he now lived his life trying to forget. If it hadn't been for music and the redemption he found through it, he might not have survived. Career success came easily for him. Personal connections did not.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Freakin Rockin Book

  • By Alanna on 12-22-16

Nice Light Story

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

Reviewed: 03-29-18

Andi Arndt is always awesome, Joe Arden was just okay, and it helped that he didn't do nearly as much narrating as Andi.

Cute story, but felt more like a young adult book. I finished the book, but probably not one of my audio books that will be listened to a second time.




  • Chosen

  • The Warrior Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: K. F. Breene
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 945
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 882
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 880

It is said that when war threatens the world, one individual will be selected by prophecy to lead the Shadow Warriors out of the Land of Mist and reclaim the freedom that has been stolen. Shanti has grown up under the constant threat of war. Since she helped her people defeat a raiding party by using a special power, she's been a hunted woman. Carrying rare abilities and an uncanny fighting aptitude, Shanti is the only hope of salvation for her people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good read

  • By Edryaidee on 07-03-16

Not For Me

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

Reviewed: 03-22-18

This possibly had potential, but really seemed like a young adult story. I'm sure teens would enjoy this more.
Might have been able to continue, but narrator was monotone and narration was too fast.

Just not my kind of story. Like author, just not this book.



  • Natural Witch

  • Magical Mayhem, Book 1
  • By: K.F. Breene
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310

Something has always been missing from my life. A hole that I could never seem to fill. When I accidentally turn a coven of witches into nightmares, I find out what that something is. Magic. And it turns out, I have a crap load of it. As a latent power awakens deep inside of me, I'm exposed to one of the most powerful and corrupt organizations in the magical world - the Mages' Guild. Barely knowing a spell from a few swear words and luck, I won't be able to evade them alone. And that's when I meet him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Breene never fails to deliver!

  • By Book Junkie on 02-16-18

Fun Beginning to an Interesting Series

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

Almost stopped listening, as the voice the narrator used for Penny was just painful. Felt like a young adult novel.
Made it to chapter 8 and started to enjoy the story. A lot of humor, love Emory.

Will probably get the next book when it becomes available.

  • Rise of a Phoenix

  • The Nix Series, Book 3
  • By: Shannon Mayer
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 291

To save my son, I would give up my soul. To survive this journey and stop those who face us, I may have to do just that. My son is waiting for me to bring him home, to rescue him from the horrors he’s faced on his own. I won’t take the chance to find him only to fail him again. Which means I must unearth a way to kill his captor, a man who is immortal. A man who made a deal with the devil to attain his power. As it stands, there is only one way to end that monster’s life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!

  • By Mander on 12-31-17

Nix Continues

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

Reviewed: 02-23-18

Hope this is not the last installment for this series, as it is fun to listen to.
Love Bear, miss Abe, want to kick The Rooster. Luka is a pig, LOVE Dina and Elenor. Dina is a smarty pants, just love it when she gets to talking.

Killian is awesome, strong, smart, lethal and compassionate. Perfect mix.

Book 4, 5, and 6 PLEASE

  • Blood of a Phoenix

  • The Nix Series, Book 2
  • By: Shannon Mayer
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 343

I thought that going after those who'd destroyed my life would help me move on. At the very least, that it would ease the thirst for vengeance singing in my blood. I was wrong. With my guns at my side, I continue to search for ways to punish the one man who took everything from me. The man who killed my family. Death is far too good for him. I want to make him suffer, to take from him everything he loves. To that end, I need a code breaker, one who deals in magical glyphs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting, a page turner, better than book 1

  • By BikeVON on 10-24-17

Phoenix getting better and better

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

Reviewed: 02-23-18

Loving this series, yet finding myself screaming "Don't drink the coffee". And wondering how such a powerful assassin could be so careless and trusting, even when she didn't trust, she let her guard down.

Still a fun series and hope it continues after the third book.