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  • Third Daughter

  • The Royals of Dharia, Book 1
  • By: Susan Kaye Quinn
  • Narrated by: Ulka S. Mohanty
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Sneaking out of the palace wasn’t one of Aniri’s best ideas. But she’s the third daughter of the Queen of Dharia - zero responsibilities and zero royal duties. She’s just the backup daughter, in case her older sisters’ arranged marriages - to take the crown or broker an alliance - don’t quite work out. But once Aniri reaches her 18th birthday, she’ll be truly free...and then she can marry the charming fencing instructor she meets for fevered kisses in the forest. But then the impossible happens - a marriage proposal. From a barbarian prince in the north, no less.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wowza

  • By Nicole MommaKauk on 09-09-18

Third Daughter

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

Reviewed: 08-10-19

I had the pleasure of being introduced to Susan Kaye Quinn's books by listening to the audio version of her Third Daughter. This begins her The Royals of Dharia series. I thought it was pretty good. Since I was not used to the authors writing style, I did have a hard time as to what was going on at first. Around the 25% mark, I caught on and was hooked. What a fun read!

I am giving First Daughter four stars. I look forward to the next installment of the The Royals of Dharia series.

I received the audio version of this book from the author, but was not required to write a review. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.

  • A Bloody Good Cruise

  • By: Diana Rubino
  • Narrated by: Anthony Lee
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Romance writer Mona Rossi's book sales are slipping. She needs new ideas and fast! Her vampire love, Fausto Silvius is a doctor aboard the Romanza, a luxury cruise ship. Holding a "Motion on the Ocean" writer's cruise sounds like a great idea. What better way to combine a career boost with romance? But they soon discover hunters on board who give chase to Fausto and his fellow vampires. While he longs to bring Mona into his world, how can he convince her to join him with fringe lunatics on the hunt? In the prime of her life she's not sticking her neck out for a shot at eternity.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just right for a listen on a beach

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog dot com on 07-15-19

A Bloody Good Cruise

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

Reviewed: 08-05-19

A Bloody Good Cruise is my first introduction to the writings of Diana Rubino. This book tells about an author, Mona, the human, and a doctor, Fausto, the vampire. They are on a cruise and are attracted to one another. They find themselves in danger because of an ex wife and vampire hunters.
I have to admit A Bloody Good Cruise is one read I was not sure about at first, but I love to dive into something new. I am so glad I did. I thought this book was great. I enjoyed the danger, fast paced action, adventure and the opposites attract romance. I thought it was an all around fun read. Especially, the audio version. The performance of Anthony Lee was fabulous.
I am giving A Bloody Good Cruise four and a half stars. I would love to read ore stories by Diana Rubino in the near future. I recommend this one for those who enjoy paranormal romance.
I received the audio version of this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.

  • Syd

  • Sisters by Design, Book 5
  • By: Sharon Srock
  • Narrated by: Becky Doughty
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Eight years ago, Sydney Patterson’s ex-husband used threats and fear to coerce her teenage daughter into the unthinkable. Haunted by guilt and condemned by her in-laws, she flees to Garfield Oklahoma to build a new life. Now, with a new job, new friends, and a new commitment to Christ, Syd is rebuilding, confident that no one ever needs to know a thing about her humiliating and shameful past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Syd

  • By Amy C on 08-02-19

Syd

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

Reviewed: 08-02-19

Syd is the fifth book from Sharon Srock's series, Sisters by Design. I enjoyed Syd's story. I loved it when she met Mason. He was so patient, understanding, a perfect friend that Syd needed. It was, also, to catch up with the previous characters from the series.
For my second reading of Syd, I had the pleasure to listen to the audio version. Becky Doughty did a fantastic job bringing Syd's story to life. Her performance was perfect.
Syd is getting a well deserved five plus stars from me. The true to life characters with real life issues would be great inspiration for other readers. This is a beautiful story of redemption, second chances, and forgiveness.
I received this book from the author, but was not required to write a review. This 100% my own honest opinion.

  • Football Flyboy

  • First Lt. Bill Cannon, Piloting More Than His Own Aircraft
  • By: Lisa Reinicke
  • Narrated by: Lisa Reinicke, Richard Rieman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Buster, the football flyboy, was part of the Greatest Generation. Old letters seeded Football Flyboy, letters that are a one-sided conversation of a man who lived for someone more important than himself. The struggles of war and his constant change of location kept him from receiving mail regularly, causing frustration and loneliness. Each letter has been unedited with grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors preserved to demonstrate the letters' authenticity.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THEY DON'T MAKE EM' LIKE THAT ANYMORE....

  • By Victoria Haugen on 08-12-18

Football Flyboy

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

Reviewed: 07-30-19

Football Flyboy: First Lt. Bill Cannon, Piloting More than His Own Aircraft is a true story of the author's family and family. Lisa Reinicke discovers her father's letters to her mother during the World War Ii. Each chapter begins with one of these letters and Miss Reincke adds what was going on during that time.
I was not sure of Football Flyboy: First Lt. Bill Cannon, Piloting More than His Own Aircraft at first. The writing was a little bit different than what I am used to. Once I got used to it, I found myself laughing out loud at times and tearing up at others. The narrators of the audio version, Lisa Reinicke, Richard Rieman, added a perfect balance between the letters and the commentary.
I give Football Flyboy: First Lt. Bill Cannon, Piloting More than His Own Aircraft four stars. I thought it was a great tribute to the author's father, Bill "Buster" Cannon. I recommend it!
I received the audio version of this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.

  • Surviving Doodahville

  • By: Ashley Fontainne, Lillian Hansen
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Roberts
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

The summer of 1983 - the era of big debt, big hair, and big dreams. Seventeen-year-old Kassandra Lawson is excited about starting her senior year of high school. She has a crush on a local hunk, and her best friend, valley girl extraordinaire Liz Hendricks, insists on helping her snag the hot guy - for sure! July starts out uneventful for Kee and her parents. Her father, Kevin, is a partner at a CPA firm, and her mother, Gail, works as a secretary at the police department. The small family lives an idyllic life in sunny Hacienda Heights, California.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • #Redneck Pride is alive!

  • By Barb (Paging Through The Days) on 07-16-19

Surviving Doodahville

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

Reviewed: 07-23-19

Surviving Doodahville is one of those books that makes me think back to my childhood. It had so many references that reminded me of things that I lived through - what my son calls - “them olden days”. This story is quirky, fun and delightful. I found myself laughing out loud so many times throughout this book. I loved Cassandra. She is one of those characters that made me feel as though I have known all of my life.
I had the pleasure to receive an audio version of Surviving Doodahville. Narrator Rebecca Roberts portrays and delivers the whole tale perfectly. She brings out the best parts of the book. She did a fantastic job!
I give Surviving Doodahville four stars and highly recommend it for readers who need some nostalgia and laughter in their life.
I received the audio copy of this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.

  • Bride

  • By: Kyle Alexander Romines
  • Narrated by: Becca Ballenger
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

The year is 1795. Frankenstein’s monster has given his creator an ultimatum: Victor must build the creature a mate, or watch as the monster destroys everything and everyone he has ever loved. You know their story. You don’t know hers. She is born into darkness, her destiny entwined with an unspeakable evil. Her sole companion is her creator, the inscrutable Victor Frankenstein, gatekeeper to a life she has never experienced. As her understanding of humanity takes shape, she must contend with the horrific nature of her intended mate and conflicting feelings for her creator.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bride

  • By Amy C on 07-23-19

Bride

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

Reviewed: 07-23-19

I have to admit Bride is not in my typical go to genre. After reading the blurb, I was intrigued and decided to give it a try. This is proof why I should go outside of my comfort zone to keep from missing out on an awesome. I had the pleasure of listening to the audio version and enjoyed every single minute of it. Becca Ballenger did a fantastic performance. Her voice was perfect for this book. I plan to give it another listen some time soon.

I would give Bride one hundred stars if I could. I would love to give Kyle Alexander Romines another try to see where else his imagination takes his readers. This one was awesome. I highly recommend it.

I received the audio version of this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.

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  • Rescuing the Prince: Clean Contemporary Royal Romance

  • Royal Secrets, Book 6
  • By: Lucinda Whitney
  • Narrated by: Christine Dylan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

When Prince Henry Somerset, the third in line to the kingdom of Durham, runs out of gas on a country road, a young woman driving an old truck stops to help him. Beneath her cold demeanor, Henry sees an intriguing woman whom he’d like to know more, but when she recognizes him, she’s quick to ask for his royal sponsorship.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Rescuing the Prince

  • By Amy C on 07-22-19

Rescuing the Prince

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

Reviewed: 07-22-19

Rescuing the Prince is Lucinda Whitney’s sixth addition to the Royal Secrets series. I enjoyed this story. I love the chemistry between Prince Henry Somerset and Adrianne Blake. They were so much fun together. I give this delightful, quick read four and a half stars.
I had the pleasure of reading this book for a second time by listening to the audio version. Christine Dylan did a fantastic job bringing Henry and Adrianne's story to life. Her performance was perfect.
I received this book from the author, but was not required to write a review. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.

  • Another Broken Wizard

  • By: Colin Dodds
  • Narrated by: Curt Bonnem
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

Jim Monaghan really didn't want to go back to Worcester, when sudden unemployment and his father's surgery forced his hand. Drifting into a dubious ICU romance while he tends to his father, Jim seeks out his childhood best friend, Joe Rousseau, who has problems of his own. Joe's in a feud with a local gang, and his plan to resolve the matter only makes things worse. Nonetheless, Jim follows his friend into the Worcester nights defined by drugs and violence. As the danger escalates, he makes a painful choice to try to save Joe. And then he has to live with the consequences.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Another Broken Wizard

  • By Amy C on 07-19-19

Another Broken Wizard

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

Reviewed: 07-19-19

Another Broken Wizard is my first introduction to Colin Dodds’s work. It is one of those books that has quite a unique story line. Which was a little refreshing to have something different to read. There were a few scenes that I was confused or thought was a little slow, but would pick up quickly. I had the pleasure of listening to the audio version and thought the narrator, Curt Bonnem, brought out the best of the book. His performance was great.
I am giving Another Broken Wizard three stars. I believe it is worth a read and many readers would enjoy it.
I received the audio version of this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.

  • Spirit of the Knight

  • By: Debbie Peterson
  • Narrated by: Dawson McBride
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

Renowned artist Mariah Jennings, hired to paint a 13th-century Scottish castle, gets the shock of her life when she encounters the handsome knight who has dominated a lifetime of portraits and sketchbooks. But Sir Cailen Braithnoch is no ordinary ghost, nor did he suffer an ordinary death. Magic of the blackest kind cast a pall over the knights centuries ago. As the ghost and his lady seek to unravel the paradox surrounding his death, black arts, otherworldly forces, and a jealous rival conspire against them. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. Just. Wow.

  • By Anonymous User on 07-04-18

Spirit of the Knight

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

Reviewed: 07-09-19

Spirit of the Knight is my first introduction to Debbie Peterson's writing. It is a fun and entertaining read, involving ghosts, curses, castles, and romance. Mariah is an artist who is working on the visual history of an old castle in Scotland.
I loved Spirit of the Knight. I had the pleasure of listening the audio version of it and thought the narrator, Dawson McBride, did a great job portraying the story. His voice was perfect to bring the tale to life. I loved the spooky setting of a Scottish castle. It made the mystery and suspense so much more intriguing.
I am giving Spirit of the Knight four stars. I would love to read more by this author in the future. I believe many readers who enjoy paranormal romances would love this one.
Great book!
I received the audio version of this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.

  • The Wonkiest Witch

  • Wonky Inn, Book 1
  • By: Jeannie Wycherley
  • Narrated by: Kim Bretton
  • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Alfhild Daemonne has inherited an inn. And a dead body. Estranged from her witch mother, and having committed to little in her 30 years, Alf surprises herself when she decides to start a new life. She heads deep into the English countryside, intent on making a success of the once popular inn. However, discovering the murder throws her a curve ball. Especially when she suspects dark magick. Additionally, a less than warm welcome from several locals persuades her that a variety of folk - of both the mortal and magickal persuasions - have it in for her.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Jan on 08-11-19

The Wonkiest Witch

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

Reviewed: 06-06-19

The Wonkiest Witch is the beginning of Jeannie Wycherley’s series, The Wonky Inn. Alfhild Daemonne’s story is so delightfully fun and entertaining. Alf finds out she has inherited her mother’s inn in the countryside of England. When she goes to claim her inheritance, all she finds is a crumbling inn, unpleasant townspeople, and a …. Dead body! She suddenly is thrown into a world of mystery, dark magic and suspense.
I enjoyed The Wonkiest Witch. I found this cozy little mystery a fun read. I could not help but to laugh at some of Alf’s adventures and the situations she gets herself into. The narrator on the audio version did a great performance bringing Alf to life. I hope she continues to narrate the other books in the series.
I give The Wonkiest Witch a very well deserved five plus stars. I can not wait to read the next installment from The Wonky Inn series.
I received the audio version of this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.