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  • The Frost Kingdom

  • Bringing Life, Falling Ash, Book 1
  • By: CS Patra
  • Narrated by: Meaghan Mack
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
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In the kingdom of Themasa, 16-year old Alice lives as a baker with a secret very few know about - she has the ability to make flowers and leaves sprout out of living things with her bare touch. Over in the castle, 17-year old Princess Lavinia is locked away by her family because of her curse, the ability to turn living creatures into ashes with her bare touch. The two of them meet and realize that they both want to get rid of their abilities.

The story needed more

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-15-19

This book only gets you started in the story. The characters meet and start on a journey. OF course there are problems along the way. The book has a lot of potential but I felt after 6 hours that the story did not progress as far as I expected.
The story line is good just needs to be expanded.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Blaze of Glory

  • Book 1
  • By: m. garzon
  • Narrated by: Kasi Hollowell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
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Last year, I had it all: two jumpers on the show circuit, a lot of wins, and a lot of attention - the good kind. But now I have nothing. My life is circling the drain. The only spark of light that exists for me is my new, forbidden passion. If my stepfather finds out, he will kill me. My twin brother, my only blood relative in the world, has already begged me not to. But I can't help myself. If it can't be horses, it has to be this.

I enjoyed this book

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-19

A book about horses, first loves, difficult family relationships,friendships, losses and much more. , Great characters. Great story. I will read other books by M Garzon.

The narration is very good.

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

  • Ever After

  • By: Odessa Gillespie Black
  • Narrated by: Shaina Summerville
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
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Her dreams weren't dreams. They were memories. In order to fully inherit a millionaire's fortune, Allie Knowles must survive a month on her property - easier said than done when the enormous house is haunted by a violent ghost who claims to know Allie. But the true mystery lies with Cole Kinsley, the handsome groundskeeper.  

Interesting story

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-19

This was an interesting story. An interesting romance, some mystery, an inheritance from an unknown woman all tied together to make a great story. I would listen to other books by this author.

The narration is excellent.

I was given this book at my request and left this review voluntarily.

  • Spirit Lake

  • By: Tamar Hela
  • Narrated by: Reyna Joy Banks
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
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Six teenagers from Northern California are assigned a group project for their sophomore English class. Little do they know, this project will literally take them on a journey out of this world. Cantelia appears much like Earth, until the teens realize magic is as plentiful as the danger surrounding them. A dark and evil ruler has placed a curse on the tribal people of Sikuku Island - the same island where the teens have been transported.

An interesting story

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-19

The story is good. The teens are transported to another planet, lift a curse, return home. I expect there will be a book two. I would listen to another book by this author.

The narrators voice is fine. I agree with the other reviewers. The pace is off at times.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • The Sheikh's Christmas Baby

  • Shadid Sheikhs Series, Volume 3
  • By: Leslie North
  • Narrated by: Joseph Tobey
  • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
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Kashif Shadid has always craved adventure. With one last chance to win the Iditarod dogsled race before assuming his role as sheikh, he’s returned to the Alaskan wilderness to train at a legendary sled-dog farm. But returning means coming face-to-face with Kristy Cohen, the woman who captured his attention years ago. He’s thrilled once again by her icy beauty, but her farm is facing financial ruin. Kashif’s eager to take control; however, getting her to agree with his plans may be a challenge.   

Good romance novel. Great narration

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-27-19

I have not listened to the first two volumes of this series. This book stands alone. I enjoyed this romance novel. The story is good. The characters are interesting.

The narration is excellent. I would listen to more books by Joseph Tobey.

I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review.

  • What the Dog Ate

  • By: Jackie Bouchard
  • Narrated by: Aisling Gray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
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Maggie Baxter, a practical, rule-following accountant, discovers that her husband of 17 years is cheating on her. All her meticulous life plans are crushed. When he leaves her for the other woman, Maggie and her the-world-is-my-smorgasbord chocolate lab, Kona, are left to put their lives back together. As Maggie begins to develop a Plan B for her life, she decides to be more like Kona. No, she's not going to sniff crotches and eat everything that isn't nailed down; rather she'll try to approach life with more ball-chasing abandon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AWESOMENESS!

  • By Victoria Haugen on 02-16-19

What would the dog do?

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Reviewed: 02-21-19

This was a good story about starting over. It is well written and an easy listen. I loved that Maggie would ask herself waht would Kona do? Some bumps along the way for Maggie. I would listen to another book by this author.

Narration was excellent. Aisling Gray did a great job.
I was given this audiobook. This is my honest opinion of the books.

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  • Angel Hands

  • By: Cait Reynolds
  • Narrated by: Catherine Simmons
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
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When the Opera de Paris is purchased and renovated, years after a mysterious fire nearly destroyed it, the Phantom finds himself unexpectedly resurrected - in the form of a young boy hired by the manager's daughter to play pranks on the cast, crew, and audience. After all, the return of the infamous 'Opera Ghost' can only be good for ticket sales, and Mireille Dubienne is determined to see her father's investment become profitable.  

Phantom of the Opera

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Reviewed: 02-21-19

Frrst I have never seen the Phantom of the Opera but loved this story. A 19th century woman trying to run a business, the phantom, death, romance, want more could you ask? It is a great story. The ending was surprising. I would read other books by Cait Reynolds. Give it a read / listen!

The narrator did a good job. I would listen to her again.

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • The Sam Reilly Collection, Volume 2

  • By: Christopher Cartwright
  • Narrated by: David Gilmore
  • Length: 33 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
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The offer - $20 billion split between four leading scientists on alternative energies to purchase and then squash their research lines, which include the recent discovery of a powerful new energy source capable of replacing mankind’s reliance on fossil fuels. There’s no doubt their discovery is worth 10 times that much. But will any one of them live if they refuse?  

Another great set of adventure stories!

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Reviewed: 02-14-19

We listened to this first volume and loved it. This volume is just as good as the first. You do not need to listen to the first volume to enjoy these. The stories are well written and very detailed. I would highly recommend this author!

The narration is excellent. I would listen to this narrator again.

  • Rebellious Angel: Marsden Descendants

  • Christmas Wishes, Book 6
  • By: Dawn Brower
  • Narrated by: Verona Westbrook
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 16
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Miss Angeline Marsden has a defiant nature and makes no apologies for it. After she finds herself in trouble she can't extricate herself from, she has no choice but to turn to the one man she's always loved and who treats her like a sister. Much to the dismay of Lucian St. John, the marquess of Severn, he's always been drawn to Angeline. She's his one irresistible temptation; however, she's also his best friend's sister and off-limits. When she finds herself in a mess of her own making, he comes to her rescue and offers to marry her. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Rebellious Angel

  • By Lisa on 01-29-19

Rebellious Angel Marsden Dexcendants

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Reviewed: 02-04-19


I was given this audiobook in exchange for my honest review.

I have not listened to the first 5 books in this series. Listening to this book did not make me feel that I was missing anything from the previous books. A well written story. I would read this author again.

The narration is good, not one of my favorite narrators but you know the voice/narration before you buy the book. Listen to the sample. I found that the narration grew on me.

  • Disastrous Dates: The Complete Collection

  • The Date Maker
  • By: Kayla Tirrell
  • Narrated by: Sabrina Schloss
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
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 Morgan Jones has always had a knack for setting people up. In a world of swiping pics on dating apps, she wants to give the dating scene a much-needed personal touch. This is why she started the Date Maker, a matchmaking service for local college students. If only Declan Adams didn't ruin everything! Disastrous Dates: The Complete Collection is a bundling of four novellas that were originally published as a serial, and it includes The Date Maker, Meet Your Match, The Grudge Match, and The Maker's Match....

Cute story about a college age girl matchmaking

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Reviewed: 02-03-19

The complete collection of Disastrous Dates is a fun, cute, heartwarming story abot a college student trying to make extra money by matchmaking for a fee. Of course, everything goes wrong. A cute story. Easy to listen to. Narration was good.

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