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  • Willow Woods Academy for Witches. Book 1

  • By: R. L. Weeks, Skylar Mckinzie
  • Narrated by: Katie Wright
  • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Kat and Angie have just enrolled at Willow Woods Academy for Witches against their parent's wishes. However, when an ancient book falls into their laps, their worlds are turned upside down. 10 years ago, a rivalry between the covens of Willow Woods Academy and Morwood's School cost many their lives and cast a dark shadow over the academy. Now, Morwood's has opened again for the first time since the incident, and mysterious happenings are occurring - and they all seem to be surrounding Kat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By brenda l. moreno on 01-03-18

Great listen.

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

Reviewed: 03-22-18

What made the experience of listening to Willow Woods Academy for Witches: Blood Moon Coven the most enjoyable?

Listening to this book on the way back from a 7 hour drive made this drive go by so fast. I was talking out loud because I was so interested in what was going to happen next. It kept me wanting more. I can’t wait for the next book.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed the different “teams” or groups the girls where in. It was amazing how each girl had different gifts. It was amazing that these girls had a safe place to learn.

What about Katie Wright’s performance did you like?

Katie Wright’s performance was AMAZING! I didn’t get bored and I so enjoyed how her wonderful her voices were.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes😊

Any additional comments?

What a wonderful and magical Books I have read in a very long time.
I have read many books my R.L. Weeks and this was my first time reading anything by Skylar McKinzie with that saying reading this book I was amazed that I did wasn’t able to distinguish who wrote what line. These two authors together have brought a new series to life.
This book was filled with magic, secrets and amazing journey through the eyes of two friends Katarina and Angelina.
This book was so descriptive I could actually see it in my head as if I was there or I watching a movie.
I think this book is a 5 Star and I believe whoever reads this book will enjoy reading from page one until the end.
Great job ladies♥️

  • Orphan Hero

  • A Novel of the Civil War
  • By: John Babb
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

Eight-year-old Benjamin Franklin “B .F.” Windes decides to abandon home and trail his father’s path. Thus begins a trip of constant struggle with disease, severe weather, hardship, Indian attack, and death on his lone journey across much of what is now the United States. B. F. spends the next 11 years in gold rush towns in California - first as a barber, then as a physician’s assistant - before departing for the Caribbean at age 19, where he becomes a blockade runner during the American Civil War.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 1849 Indiana to California to the Caribbean

  • By Debbie on 04-29-16

Heart Gripping Story of Boy Trying to Survive

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

Reviewed: 01-14-17

Would you listen to Orphan Hero again? Why?

The story of a young boy facing adversity while searching for his father. All of this from a young boy in a time when our country was young. As the story continued I followed along on a map and could visualize the places this young man visited on his journey. In addition to the locations I've visited I could clearly imagine the awe this young man must have felt during his journey west.

What did you like best about this story?

I was introduced to this book during a book signing and I had the opportunity to talk to the author about his inspiration for the book. To learn this story is based on his ancestor's journal and to know this journey is based on fact gave me a personal connection to the story. As I listened to the story I could not get over the fact this kid was only eight years old when he started his journey!

What does Peter Berkrot bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The narrator did a great job of placing you into the story. As a resident of the Louisville area and previously lived in the south the narrator's accent was authentic and added the kind of experience that placed you in the story. The narrator was telling a story rather than reading a novel. I highly recommend hearing this narration and loose yourself in the story!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

As I read on I shared in the pain, suffering, struggle and heartache this child felt. I watched this young child grow into a young man and then a man.... I followed his journey and rooted for him all the way through.

Any additional comments?

I don't normally feel this way about books but I would LOVE to see this book adapted to the big screen. The visual images I encountered during his travels can only provide a deeper and more passionate desire to see this child succeed. His journey through the wild west and the historical locations he visited can provide a stunning cinematic experience.

  • Ameerah

  • By: Rebekkah Ford
  • Narrated by: Stephanie T. Keefer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

In 1925, 18-year-old Ameerah Arrowood is murdered in an insane asylum. She finds herself transported to a dreary realm that turns out to be a recruiting station for the dark spirits. With animosity in her heart toward humanity, she decides to join them. For the next 90 years, Ameerah possesses soulless humans, living a hedonistic, mischievous and sometimes vengeful existence, but now she's seeking salvation so she can crossover and save her lost love who is stuck in the lower world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spellbinding

  • By Rosemary on 03-11-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 01-07-17

Where does Ameerah rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Ameerah the audiobook was a very thrilling listen as much as reading this book.

What did you like best about this story?

The WHOLE story was great. Listening to this story was wonderful since it seemed as if I was listening in on the conversations and I was pulled into her time. It was as if I had never read the book before and I was feeling wonderfully excited and a bit vulnerable since I was a little frightened listening to it.

Which character – as performed by Stephanie T. Keefer – was your favorite?

Ameerah

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I definitely wanted to listen to in one sitting but my husband and I had gotten to our destination halfway through the book.

Any additional comments?

This is a MUST READ !!!

  • Denial

  • The Careless Whisper Series, Book 1
  • By: Lisa Renee Jones
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Louise
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 283

Ella awakes alone in Italy, no longer sure of who she is. One thing is certain: a gorgeous man has claimed her as his own. He's tall, dark, and sexy, the kind of rich, powerful man who makes a girl long to be possessed. And possess her he does, whispering wicked promises in her ear, indulging her deepest desires, stealing her trust - and her cautious heart. Soon, though, she discovers that nothing is as it seems. The truth will shatter her world, but it will also set her free...if it doesn't destroy her first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cliffhanger

  • By Bo Gateley on 12-10-15

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 11-24-15

What did you love best about Denial?


Oh My Goodness!!!! That is what keeps coming out of my mouth!!! I am in awe of this book!! I just finished and I am so pumped up.
This was an excellent book. I have read most all of Lisa's books and I think Denial is now my FAVORITE!!!
This book had me from the start. The excitement, the adrenaline, the mystery and most of all Kayden!!! Woh, if you have read the book you know what I mean. I have been dying to know what happened to Ella from the start of The Inside Out series and finally getting pieces of it.
It's exciting to see the dynamics of Ella and Kayden. I don't want to say to much because I don't want to give any spoilers but they match!!!
I enjoyed this book so much I am so ready to read DEMAND tonight. I need to know what happens next.
I am so impressed with this book, like I said before I have read her books before but Denial has been set on a pedestal. I love it!!
Bravo Lisa for once again writing another AMAZING book!!! ❤️

What was one of the most memorable moments of Denial?

The Cliffhanger!!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definitely

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Falling of Love

  • By: Marisa Oldham
  • Narrated by: Kristin James
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Seventeen-year old Grace Hathaway does not give much thought to falling in love, until the day that Ian Taylor, rebel and misfit walks into her math class. From their first conversation, Grace is mesmerized by Ian's charisma and rock star facade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Amy B on 08-05-15

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 08-05-15

I read this book first and I didn't think I would get as emotional as I did reading it. WRONG! I was much more emotional. Kristin James did an awesome job with the emotions in her voice! This is one of my favorite books and now it's one of my favorite Audiobooks. Wow! Listening to this was great since when reading sometimes I would miss something but it seems I got a lot more listening to this. Thank you Marisa for making this into an audiobook. I really loved it and Kristin...BRAVO for making me fall in love all over again but in a new way!!! ❤️

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • No In Between

  • Inside Out Series, Book 4
  • By: Lisa Renee Jones
  • Narrated by: Grace Grant, Jason Carpenter (contributor)
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307

"Chris and I have faced our demons and bared our souls to one another in Paris. Now that we are back home in San Francisco, I want to believe that nothing can tear us apart. Not Ava's accusations against me to the police, or Chris's fear that he will destroy me as he feels he did Amber. And not Mark, who was once too intimately a part of our lives, and who I can see crumbling inside out. He believes he is invincible, just as I want to believe Chris and I are invincible. We have to be invincible. We need each other too much for any other ending."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I hope this story continues?

  • By Kathy on 08-23-14

I couldn't put it down because I LOVED IT!!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-19-14

What did you love best about No In Between?

In No In Between you will see the relationship grow stronger than ever. Chris and Sara know what they want and will fight for their LOVE. I love that they understand each others demons and understand that this is who they are and they must fight together to for their innocence, love and each other.

Who was your favorite character and why?

In No In Between my favorite character is Sara. She has become stronger and bolder. We see her making choices and watching her overcome some of her fears.

What does Grace Grant and Jason Carpenter (contributor) bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The enthusiasm.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book made me laugh out loud but it also made me cry out loud.

Any additional comments?

This is one of my favorite books and I thought I could have one. It brought me excitement, joy, sadness, and most of all the wonderful ness of LOVE !

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • If I Were You

  • By: Lisa Renee Jones
  • Narrated by: Grace Grant
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,010
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 910
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 917

The journal comes to Sara McMillan by chance, when she inherits the key to an abandoned storage locker belonging to a woman named Rebecca. Sara can't resist peeking at the entries in the journal...and she finds a scintillating account of Rebecca' affair with an unnamed lover, a relationship drenched in ecstasy and wrapped in dark secrets. Obsessed with discovering Rebecca' destiny after the entries come to an abrupt end, Sara does more than observe the players in the woman's life....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Art, Wine and Erotica....I loved it!

  • By Katherine on 04-28-13

Unbelievable!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-30-14

Would you listen to If I Were You again? Why?

I have now read this series including Rebeccas Journals and I would read these all over again. I have been telling my friends all about this series and also gave my cousin 3 books for her birthday. This book had me hooked!

Who was your favorite character and why?

I really enjoyed Mark Compton. He was so secure in himself and had such confidence that made him so sensual. He was the one who kept me interested. Such mystery.

What does Grace Grant bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Listening to a book helps me since I visualize from the way she spoke. This really helped with trying to understand all of there characteristics.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Oh yes!

Any additional comments?

I can't wait for the next books!!!!