• Crime Stories

  • Twenty Thriller Tales
  • By: J. A. Konrath
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 41

"The Big Guys" - Flash fiction, winner of the Derringer Award. "A Fistful of Cozy" - A satire of the mystery cozy genre. "Cleansing" - An ancient crime of biblical proportions. "Lying Eyes" - Solve it yourself, given the clues."Perfect Plan" - Another solve it yourself. Don't you remember One Minute Mysteries and Encyclopedia Brown? "Piece of Cake" - Another solve it yourself, originally featured in Woman's World.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Crime Stories contains no Crime stories ? Just FYI

  • By The Dark Side on 10-24-16

A great set of stories!

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

Reviewed: 04-17-18

I had no idea that I was going to laugh so much during a collection of thriller stories! I'll definitely be checking out more of Konrath's work. Good humor is difficult to write out so the reader actually laughs out loud, but Konrath has easily mastered this.

  • Brilliance

  • By: Marcus Sakey
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,938
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,320
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,326

In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible. They’re called "brilliants," and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way. Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper has gifts rendering him exceptional at hunting terrorists. His latest target may be the most dangerous man alive, a brilliant drenched in blood and intent on provoking civil war. But to catch him, Cooper will have to violate everything he believes in.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Written like a movie script

  • By Pam on 04-23-15

Such a powerful tale!!

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

Reviewed: 10-16-17

I loved the narrator and how he brought an amazing story to life! There is nonstop action and enough twists and turns that you can't guess exactly how it's all going to turn out.

  • The Legacy Human

  • Singularity, Book 1
  • By: Susan Kaye Quinn
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

Seventeen-year-old Elijah Brighton wants to become an ascender--a post-Singularity human/machine hybrid--after all, they're smarter, more enlightened, more compassionate, and above all, achingly beautiful. But Eli is a legacy human, preserved and cherished for his unaltered genetic code, just like the rainforest he paints. When a fugue state possesses him and creates great art, Eli miraculously lands a sponsor for the creative Olympics. If he could just master the fugue, he could take the gold and win the right to ascend, bringing everything he's yearned for within reach...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A(n Audio)Book of Halves.

  • By K.Leine on 12-31-16

Fantastic Dystopian Story!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-14-17

Where does The Legacy Human rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is a fantastic audiobook! It's at at the upper end of all the books I've listened to.

What other book might you compare The Legacy Human to and why?

I don't know of a good book to compare this to. The story is fairly unique and well written.

Which character – as performed by Nick Podehl – was your favorite?

I really like how he performed Eli, the main character. He captured the young, unsure voice perfectly.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The moment when the veil is lifted was very powerful. Finding out what the question was and who the answer is...

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  • Heartborn

  • By: Terry Maggert
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Keiron was never meant to be anything other than a hero. Born high above in a place of war and deception, he is Heartborn, a being of purity and goodness in a place where there violence and deceit are just around every corner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love, sacrifice and intrigue

  • By Rabid Reader on 01-14-17

Breathlessly amazing!

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

Reviewed: 03-03-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I'd definitely recommend this audiobook because the storyline is so intriguing and the narration is absolutely perfect.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Heartborn?

One of the most memorable moments is when you see how much parents are willing to sacrifice for their children.

Which character – as performed by Julia Whelan – was your favorite?

All of the characters were performed so well, it's impossible to choose just one.

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

There were many extreme reactions to this, not funny, more like heart wrenching, especially at the end.

Any additional comments?

Terry Maggert can do no wrong.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fire in Frost

  • Crystal Frost, Volume 1
  • By: Alicia Rades
  • Narrated by: Kim Reiko
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Crystal Frost tells herself she isn't crazy, but sane people don't see ghosts. As her psychic abilities manifest, Crystal discovers there's a much bigger story behind her mother's Halloween-themed shop than she ever realized. Now blessed with the ability to see into the future, witness the past, and speak with the dead, Crystal must use these tools to save those who have come to her for help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A different coming of age story

  • By Dowie on 04-02-17

A fun YA mystical tale.

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

Reviewed: 03-03-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is an intriguing audiobook that has a lot of action and emotion packed into it.

What other book might you compare Fire in Frost to and why?

This is similar to other YA paranormal stories, but not too close to any specific ones that Iv'e read.

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

Kim Reiko brings more a teen feel to the performance.

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

I hate putting a book down and never want to turn off audiobooks!

Any additional comments?

I like how the teasers for book two were seamlessly interwoven throughout the entire story while not leaving a huge cliffhanger at the end.

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  • The Truth Beyond the Sky

  • The Epic of Aravinda
  • By: Andrew M. Crusoe
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20

Twelve years after his mother's disappearance, Zahn makes his annual hike up to Zikhara Peak to sleep above the clouds - only to be awoken by a monstrous roar. He watches as an extraordinary object thunders down from the sky and impacts onto the silvery beach below, changing the course of his young life forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad.

  • By Doug Warren on 11-22-14

Great YA story.

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

Reviewed: 03-03-17

What made the experience of listening to The Truth Beyond the Sky the most enjoyable?

The voices and character attitudes were very well done.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved Novaca. Not sure what he even classifies as, but he was such a great addition to the story.

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

Jeff Hayes bring the story to life in a way that reading it alone can't.

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

No extreme reactions for me, but there were some suspenseful moments.

Any additional comments?

My kids, preteens, really enjoyed this story and said they wished it were a movie. Great imaginative worlds.

  • Fireside

  • The Path of Ashes, Book 2
  • By: Brian Parker
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

Post-nuclear war America is a dangerous place. Mutated animals and deadly plants kill within seconds, while marauding gangs threaten to wipe out what's left of humanity. Aeric Traxx, given the name after months of torture at the hands of the Vultures left him hideously scarred, leads the city of San Angelo through these troublesome times as diseases decimate the population and acid rains make the soil virtually unusable for the first few years after the war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • interesting and unique post apocalypse story

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 04-20-16

Just as good as the first book!

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

Reviewed: 03-03-17

If you could sum up Fireside in three words, what would they be?

We will survive.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Fireside?

The storytelling by Aiden

What about James Foster’s performance did you like?

I like how James Foster was able to capture each character's personality.

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

There are some cry worth scenes in this book. I'm still trying to get over some of the devastating parts.

Any additional comments?

A must read!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Path of Ashes

  • The Path of Ashes, Book 1
  • By: Brian Parker
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

A Path of Ashes is the first book in an exciting new series about life in post-apocalyptic America, a nation devoid of leadership, electricity, and human rights. The world as we know it may have burned, but humanity found a way to survive and this is their story.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Path of Ashes

  • By zoe on 10-29-16

What a utterly fantastic apocalyptic tale!

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

Reviewed: 03-03-17

If you could sum up A Path of Ashes in three words, what would they be?

Better be prepared!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Tracks and Ty share this honor. They are the perfect complimentary duo!

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene was when Eric and Ty met for the first time.

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

This book fires me up and makes me want to solidify my apocalypse plan! No big laughing or crying, but there is plenty of emotional scenes here.

Any additional comments?

Brian Parker is a brilliant writer and has really thought through how it would all go down if the nukes go off.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Flip

  • By: Michael Phillip Cash
  • Narrated by: Dan McGowan
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21

Julie and Brad Evans are house flippers. They buy low, clean out the old occupants' junk, and try to make a profit. Enter Hemmings House on Bedlam Street in scenic Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island: too good a deal to pass up, but with an ominous secret. The old Victorian Mansion has dwellers that do not want to be dispossessed. As the house reveals it's past, will the couples marriage survive The Flip?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The Flip

  • By AnnieS on 09-20-16

More endearing than scary.

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

Reviewed: 03-03-17

Would you consider the audio edition of The Flip to be better than the print version?

I didn't read the book, just listened to the audio version, but it was very well done.

What other book might you compare The Flip to and why?

The flip is slightly similar to Sidwell, ghosts needing to be put to rest.

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

Dan McGowan brings the story to life and brings a personality to the story that would't be there without him.

If you could take any character from The Flip out to dinner, who would it be and why?

I would love to take dear old Gerald out for dinner and talk to him about his poor choice in women.

Any additional comments?

I love how Cash always has a heartwarming message in all of his stories, they can be as deep as you want to read into them.

  • Stillwell

  • A Haunting on Long Island
  • By: Michael Phillip Cash
  • Narrated by: Dan McGowan
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22

Paul Russo's wife just died. While trying to get his family's life back in order, Paul is being tormented by a demon who is holding his wife's spirit hostage on the other side. His fate is intertwined with an old haunted mansion on the north shore of Long Island called Stillwell Manor. Paul must find clues dating back hundreds of years to set his wife's soul free.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful, poignant and yet creepy ghost story

  • By Rabid Reader on 07-09-16

Hauntingly Heartwarming!

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

Reviewed: 01-27-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Stillwell to be better than the print version?

I didn't read the print version, just listened to this version, but having a story read aloud really brings it to life.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Stillwell?

There are so many great moments in this book! From ghosts, to dreams, to a crazy ending...where would I even start?!

Have you listened to any of Dan McGowan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I listened to Dan McGowan's Audible version of Monsterland and I actually liked this one better. Maybe it was the lack of too many teenage voices.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The pivotal end scene was POWERFUL! Wow..... I really didn't see that coming and you'll know what I'm talking about when you get there.