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  • The Beer's Folded and the Laundry's Cold

  • Mostly True Adventures in Housewifery
  • By: Paige Kellerman
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Hansen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

In The Beer's Folded and the Laundry's Cold: Mostly True Adventures in Housewifery, Paige Kellerman follows up her hilarious debut - At Least My Belly Hides My Cankles - with the natural next step-taking on budgeting, babies, and trying to keep the day drinking down to a minimum while staying at home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can see my wife in almost every page

  • By Mary Karowski on 08-10-17

Funny and memorable book!

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

This was a very easy listen. The narration was great and everything flowed really well. I thought about my wife constantly as I listened, and laughed out loud several times (in my car so everyone around thought I was crazy!!!).

Overall, very enjoyable. Nice job Paige!

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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  • Arrival

  • War for Earth, Book 1
  • By: J. Thorn, Zach Bohannon
  • Narrated by: Chelsea Stephens
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23

Paramedic Maya Talbot assumes her children to be safe at Grandma's. However, nothing could have prepared her for the chaos created when a strange obelisk rises from the ground and generates an impenetrable dome over the city. Riots, looting, and violence run rampant. The situation in Nashville deteriorates, and then they arrive, thrusting Maya into a desperate race to escape the dome and save her children from the dangers on the ground and from above. When darkness falls, the intergalactic visitors manifest our worst fears and threaten the future of humankind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Sci-Fi Adventure.

  • By cosmitron on 04-28-18

Very interesting and surprising book!

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

This book was a joy to listen to. The heroine was full of life and tenacity. The authors did a great job of bringing her to life. The aliens in this book were a little weird, but it was definitely a refreshing way to visualize them instead of the normal long skinny limbs and big black eyes.

The obelisk was a little weird and I would have liked to have heard a little more explanation about that. Maybe it'll be in a follow up book. I would definitely be interested in following this series as it develops.

The narration was really good. Chelsea did a wonderful job.

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

  • Defiance Pattern

  • Beautiful Resistance, Book 1
  • By: Sean-Michael Argo, Sarah Stone
  • Narrated by: Persephone Rose
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Hayden Cole is a slinger for the mega-corporation Union Americana, one of the hacker elite who wage info wars in the immersive virtual realm of MassNet. He has been assigned to a task force bound for the Philippines, where he is joined by an assortment of engineers, security operatives, and Laine 2.0, the Union's most deadly cyborg assassin. A new energy source which could yield a world changing new source of clean energy. Each of the primary corporate powers have sent task forces to the island, and economic competition turns violent as the opposing operatives race to find the source.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a bad effort.

  • By cosmitron on 04-26-18

Good, solid book!

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

I enjoyed listening to this book. I agree with some of the other reviewers in that I feel like there were many things left out that could have really helped build out the characters and the world. I would have enjoyed some additional details about how the characters arrived in their situation, how the world got to be the way it was and some additional information about the characters backgrounds. It was still a good book with lively action scenes and some interesting takes on how battle in Virtual Reality might work.

The narration was good. Didn't fall off many times for me.

Overall, I liked this book and would definitely listen to a sequel.

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

  • Dead Lines: An EMP Prepper Thriller

  • 911, Volume 1
  • By: Grace Hamilton, Jack Colrain
  • Narrated by: Andrew Tell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

911 operator Jim Parker wants - more than anything - to be useful again. When a catastrophic EMP strikes, and he’s the last person a kidnapped girl speaks to before the lines go dead, he knows he can’t let her down. Especially when the circumstances are so similar to his own daughter’s disappearance. With the world falling apart around him, he wants to do nothing more than retreat to his prepper cabin. But with a fresh lead on his daughter, and another innocent girl’s life on the line, the disgraced cop will do everything in his power to track them down. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great new series by Grace Hamilton

  • By SunsetSam on 05-30-18

Another good post-apocalyptic thriller!

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

I'm a sucker for these types of books. I really enjoyed listening to this one. Jim, the 911 operator, sets off on an adventure that lands him into some deep water on numerous occasions as he tries to redeem himself and save a strange girl. He feels guilty because he wasn't able to protect his own daughter. That sets up this book for a very strong-willed and stubborn man who's actions are rather brash and sometimes inexplicable.

I didn't think twice about the narration, which in my head means it was really good. The only time I think about the narration is when something is off about it.

Overall, another great book about what could possibly happen at some point in the future.

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

  • Marshal's Law

  • By: Maddie Taylor
  • Narrated by: Gideon Welles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

When Janelle Prescott is thrown from her car as it careens off a slippery road, she expects to wake up in a hospital. Instead, to her utter disbelief, she wakes up in a jail cell that looks like something from an old Western movie set. It is there, hurt and alone, with no idea what happened or how she will get back home, that Janelle first meets Aaron Jackson. As she regains her wits, however, Janelle realizes something is terribly amiss, and her worst fears are confirmed when she learns Aaron is the marshal of Cheyenne County, Wyoming...and the year is 1878.   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Romance through Time Travel.

  • By cosmitron on 06-10-18

Really enjoyed this time travel book!

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

The plot of this book is rather interesting and I think Maddie Taylor did a good job of pulling a modern woman into the wild west and contrasting the two lifestyles very descriptively. It was fun to watch her ideas of how a 2000's woman might react in that type of situation.

There's a lot of spanking in this book. It's a central theme that runs throughout. There are a couple of places where I said to myself, "Are you kidding me?" but I suppose it has to be that way to work with the rest of the book.

The time travel paradox was all over this book. There's no way to understand or explain it and I really give Maddie credit for sticking to the story and not getting bogged down in the inevitable rabbit hole of trying to explain how changing things in the past could affect the future. That's exhausting to even think about.

The narration of this book was very good.

Overall, a good listen!!!

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

  • My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla

  • By: Nikola Tesla
  • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist, who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. Born and raised in the Austrian Empire, Tesla received an advanced education in engineering and physics in the 1870s and gained practical experience in the early 1880s working in telephony and at Continental Edison in the new electric power industry. He emigrated to the United States in 1884, where he would become a naturalized citizen. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A true Genius

  • By cosmitron on 06-07-18

Remarkable man!

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

I've always been interested in the Edison/Tesla inventions and have always wondered about Tesla's life. He was an extraordinary mind and well ahead of his time in many aspects. He was also very eccentric in many ways. This book sheds light on his childhood and the things that happened to him that helped make him into the man he became. I enjoyed hearing about his life through his eyes. I think he might have been a little crazy too!

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

  • The Flipside

  • By: Jake Bible
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 63

The year is 2046, and dinosaurs are real. Time bubbles across the world, many as large as 100 square miles, turn like clockwork, revealing prehistoric landscapes from the Cretaceous Period. They reveal the Flipside. Now, 30 years after the first turn, the clockwork is breaking down, as one of the world's powers has decided to exploit the phenomenon for his own gain. Former head of security for Topside Command Trevon Cash must navigate his way through the chaos of the broken turns and take a team Flipside to try to figure out what is happening. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Creative Time Travel story.

  • By cosmitron on 06-26-18

Not as good as I thought it would be

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

I'm a big Jake Bible fan, but I just couldn't get into this book. The story line didn't resonate, the characters seemed distant and it was just difficult for me to keep this one going.

I know many people will like this book, just not me this time.

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

  • Blackout

  • Still Surviving, Volume 1
  • By: Boyd Craven III
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310

Westley Flagg isn't your usual lawbreaker. He's a poacher, a moonshiner, and a prepper, out of necessity. Despite trying to live on the straight and narrow, he knows the law can turn things on you in a heartbeat. When Wes has to come up with money for his Grandpa's surgery, he gets involved with an unsavory group. Living deep in poverty for most of his life, he's become resilient and flexible, but college education can only take him so far. A solar storm sends the northern lights as far south as Texas, and cascading failures in the grid cripple the nation. Now, without communications, Flagg has to prove he has what it takes to still survive. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Familiar plot with exceptional characters.

  • By RJ on 04-27-18

Engaging apocalypse story!

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

This was a very enjoyable book. Wesley was a very likable character who I enjoyed rooting for throughout the book. The author did a great job of building him up, giving good background and helping the reader to understand who he was and why he was that way. The banter between Wesley and his grandfather was funny at times, and really lent to the authenticity of the family.

The narration was (of course) great. I love Kevin Pierce. He always does such a great job narrating.

This book had a pretty unlikable antagonist, but that's what they're supposed to be, right? At times I wanted to reach through the earbuds and strangle the jerk. Makes me wonder if people like that actually exist out there in the wild. Anyway, the book was a great listen and I was sad to hear it end.

Overall, I really liked this book and would be very interested in the next book in the series.

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

  • The Jonathan Shade Series: Box Set - Books 1-3

  • Modern Sorcery, Acheron Highway, Dragon Gate
  • By: Gary Jonas
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 19 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

The first three books in the Jonathan Shade series. Includes Modern Sorcery: Death by dark magic. As soon as I get over my ex, her father hacks her mother apart with a sword. She hires me to prove dark magic was involved. Hey, it's what I do as a paranormal investigator, so I get why she thinks I can help. But my secretary, Esther, a ghost from the 1920s flapper era, and Kelly Chan, my magically engineered protector, are dead-set against me getting involved. With all the deadly magic flying around, they may have a point.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting series if you enjoy this Genre

  • By cosmitron on 04-06-18

Very good series!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

I really enjoyed all three of these books. The action was pretty constant, webs weaved together to create and fulfill the story lines and I personally got really attached to the characters. It was a good time investment for me.

The narration was wonderful. It was paced really well and I can't remember I time during the books where I felt lost or confused by the narrators telling. Would definitely listen to more books narrated by Joe Hempel again.

I really loved the imagery of this book. Gary Jonas painted a really nice picture for all of the scenes and I really felt like I could imagine all of the places he was describing.

Overall a very good listen. Highly recommend!!!

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

  • The Spider in the Laurel

  • By: Michael Pogach
  • Narrated by: Terry F. Self
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Historian Rafael Ward is a good citizen, teaching students the government approved narrative of the nation's history. Until the black-baggers come calling. They have a job for him, one he's not allowed to refuse: Ward must go undercover as a Believer and smuggler to hunt down and destroy the artifacts he cherishes. Before he knows it, he's following fugitive Hannah MacKenzie on a fool's quest to recover the legendary Vase of Soissons, a Dark Age relic prophesized to restore faith to the world.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Spider in the Laurel

  • By Deedra on 10-30-17

Surprising story with a great ending!

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

Reviewed: 09-19-17

I really enjoy books that stretch the imagination and give you different possibilities for our future. This book takes the path of a society in which the United States has turned secular, religion is banned and people are sent to work camps or killed for their profession of any religious beliefs. It centers around religious artifacts and delves a bit into the supernatural, but it's not done so overwhelmingly that it's completely implausible. There's quite a bit of religious speak, history of religion and how some people believe that religion came about.

There's also quite a bit of action as the main character travels from the US where the narrative is controlled very tightly and the citizens are unaware of life outside it's borders to other places where they learn the truth.

I really got into the characters, both good guys and bad guys.

The narration was wonderful and kept a great pace and tone throughout.

Overall, great book.

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.