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  • The Rise of Magic, Book 1
  • By: CM Raymond, LE Barbant, Michael Anderle
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251

She didn't mean to use magic. She didn't even know she had magic. She just wanted to save her brother, who was dying in her arms. Accused of using illegal magic, and sentenced to a cruel death at the hands of the city's guards, Hannah has no choice but to trust in the aid of a strange old man who wields unimaginable power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Theresa Horton on 09-16-18

Victoria Palmer's Review.

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

Restriction: The Rise of Magic, Book 1 is an experience of wonder, enchantment and living the lives of the inhabitants of this magical world. I laughed, cried, growled with anger at the despicable evil villainy and cheered the underdog heroes. To give too much detail would cause spoilers, so suoffice it to say, this is one fantasy listening experience you don't want to miss. 4 stars for some content but overall I give it 5 stars. excellant job.

  • True Crime Stories: 12 Shocking True Crime Murder Cases

  • True Crime Anthology, Volume 10
  • By: Jack Rosewood
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Can’t get enough of gruesome true crime stories and endless turn of events? Then this book is for you. In the following true crime anthology, you will be introduced to some of the most tragic crime cases in modern history. The 12 crimes profiled in this volume will keep you listening, although sometimes due to the shocking nature you will undoubtedly not want to listen.... The primary theme of this volume is youth violence and some of the factors that have driven kids to kill. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hug your kids tight before and after listening

  • By Spooky Mike on 06-05-18

Victoria Palmer's Review.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-15-18

True Crime Stories is like getting the thorough facts of a news story, but told with heart and brought to stunning life by the narration of Kevin Kollins. I was blessed held captive by the suspenseful thriller form each case was presented with. Very well done. I recommend it to all True Crime buffs and fans.

  • Allegiance

  • The Penton Legacy, Book 4
  • By: Susannah Sandlin
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303

British vampire psychiatrist and former mercenary Cage Reynolds returns to Penton, Alabama, looking for a permanent home. The town has been ravaged by the ongoing vampire war and the shortage of untainted human blood, and now the vampires and humans that make up the Omega Force are trying to rebuild. Cage hopes to help the cause, put down roots in Penton, and resolve his relationship with Melissa Calvert. The last thing he expects is to find himself drawn to Robin Ashton, a trash-talking eagle shape-shifter and new Omega recruit.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as first few books

  • By tina on 06-13-14

Victoria's Review

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-18

A great addition to the Penton vampires series, a wild ride as the Penton Vampires face their hardest struggle yet, and Cage Reynolds and Robin find their own love story. Masterfully brought to Audible life by Any Mcfadden.

  • Hekate's Chalice

  • Adept Solutions, Book 1
  • By: Teagan Kearney
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Lagelee
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

JB runs a private detective agency, but if business doesn’t pick up soon, he’ll have to close the doors for good. When someone steals Hekate’s chalice, JB and his maverick team jump at the chance to track down the supernatural object. They’re resourceful and determined, but can they outsmart wizards, witches, and daemons before the client’s deadline expires?   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Story

  • By Lint on 07-02-18

Victoria Palmer's Review

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-18-18

Though a story involving demons is not my usual forte, Hekate's Chalice was imaginative and well done. Charmingly narrated by Elisabeth Lagelee. J.B. is a great main character supported by a cast of characters that linger on your mind like old friends. Magically imaginative and well done.

  • Omega

  • The Penton Legacy, Book 3
  • By: Susannah Sandlin
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455

Will Ludlam is tired of hiding. He doesn’t regret turning his back on his father’s cruel Tribunal legacy, but he never intended to live like this, secreted away with the vampires of Penton in their underground fortress, Omega. Charged with caring for bonded humans fleeing the vampire war, Will longs to join the fight. But first he must earn the trust of the beautiful soldier tasked with keeping Omega safe....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Omega is Mega Awesome

  • By Katherine on 04-02-13

Victoria Palmer's Review

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-28-18

Omega is the 3rd in the Penton series and takes the series even further with Will and Sandra's story. The subject matter can be heavy, and there is adult content, so be warned. It's also not a rainbows and kittens vampire story, but if you're looking for one that is not the same old, same old, look no further than the Penton Series. The audio narration suits the story and does at least a fair job bringing the story to life. 4 stars for content.

  • Frostbite

  • An Ivy Granger Psychic Detective Prequel Short Story
  • By: E.J. Stevens
  • Narrated by: Melanie A. Mason
  • Length: 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

When a client claims her house is being haunted, Ivy tries to keep her mind open and her weapons handy. If her psychic gifts and recent cases have taught her anything, it's that you're better off arming yourself for the unexpected. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A haunting release

  • By MelHay on 06-21-18

Victoria Palmer's Review.

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

a great start to an intriguing series. well done and performed, but ended too soon.

  • In Absentia

  • Black Acres, Book 1
  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 124

There's No Place Like Home. Kim and Julian Taylor are in the market for their first home, and a visit to the secluded Beacon estate finds them enamored. It's a peculiar home, rather large and in need of some renovations. The price is right however, and after a tour, they snap the house up without hesitation. The man who sells them the house has one last detail to share before they sign on the dotted line. The previous owners of the home disappeared under mysterious circumstances nearly eight years ago and have recently been declared dead in absentia. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quick but creepy read!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 05-11-18

Victoria Palmer's Review.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-18

Excellent story brought to stunning life by Audible, with just the right suspenseful narration by Joe Hempel. I was on edge of my seat with chills. Great job 👍.

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  • Song at Dawn: 1150 in Provence

  • The Troubadours Quartet, Volume 1
  • By: Jean Gill
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

On the run from abuse, Estela wakes in a ditch with only her lute, her amazing voice, and a dagger hidden in her underskirt. Her talent finds a patron in Aliénor of Aquitaine and more than a music tutor in the queen's finest troubadour and commander of the Guard, Dragonetz los Pros. Weary of war, Dragonetz uses Jewish money and Moorish expertise to build that most modern of inventions, a papermill, arousing the wrath of the church. Their enemies gather, ready to light the political and religious powder keg of medieval Narbonne.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hidden mysteries and agendas

  • By Writers and Authors on 08-04-18

Victoria Palmer's Review.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-30-18

Hidden mysteries and agendas, the hidden catacombs of Court Intregue with a young, innocent woman caught in it's web and an illfated romance who through all, keeps her head up and spirit strong. Enhanced and brought to stunning life by the narration of Jake Urry. A wonderful story to get lost in as you lose your heart. Well done.

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  • Redemption

  • The Penton Legacy, Book 1
  • By: Susannah Sandlin
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 827
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 746
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 750

For vampire Aidan Murphy, life has never been so desperate. The vaccine used to treat a global pandemic has rendered human blood deadly to his kind, leaving them on the brink of starvation and civil war. In tiny Penton, Alabama, Aidan establishes a peaceful community of vampires and unvaccinated human donors. He dares to hope they can survive - until his estranged brother descends upon Penton and begins killing the humans. Determined to save his town, Aidan kidnaps an unsuspecting human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Out of Nowhere...

  • By Robbie on 11-22-12

Victoria Palmer's Review

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

Reviewed: 05-27-18

a well done entertaiining vampire read with, be warned, adult sex scenes which if kept out would not detract from the story. Except for that, I. thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it to fans of Vampire stories.

  • Michael Ridding

  • A DenCom Thriller, Volume 1
  • By: S.T. Hoover
  • Narrated by: Chris Abell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

In Southern California, three terrorists of unknown allegiances slaughter dozens of men at a shopping mall. In Denver, the eccentric CEO of Denver Communications, or DenCom, has a target on his head. In the wilds of Greenland, a long-forgotten enemy is reaching out for recognition and revenge. At the center of it all, a special investigator for the “communications” company is dragged into a diabolical plot he can’t begin to understand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good action thriller.

  • By cosmitron on 04-25-18

Victoria Palmer's Review.

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

i'd give Michael Ridding: A DenCom thriller 5 stars but 4 language. Adrenaline fueled action and suspense with surprising twists and turns. A great thriller. I recieved a copy of this audiobook at my request and willingly give my honest review.