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The Beer's Folded and the Laundry's Cold audiobook cover art

Funny and memorable book!

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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: 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 audiobook cover art

Very interesting and surprising book!

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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: 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 audiobook cover art

Good, solid book!

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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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 audiobook cover art

Another good post-apocalyptic thriller!

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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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 audiobook cover art

Really enjoyed this time travel book!

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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: 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 audiobook cover art

Remarkable man!

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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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 audiobook cover art

Not as good as I thought it would be

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3 out of 5 stars
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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 audiobook cover art

Engaging apocalypse story!

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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: 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.

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The Jonathan Shade Series: Box Set - Books 1-3 audiobook cover art
  • The Jonathan Shade Series: Box Set - Books 1-3
  • Modern Sorcery, Acheron Highway, Dragon Gate
  • By: Gary Jonas
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel

Very good series!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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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 audiobook cover art

Surprising story with a great ending!

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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: 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.