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  • The Wind

  • Tales from a Revolution: West-Florida
  • By: Lars D. H. Hedbor
  • Narrated by: Shamaan Casey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Gabriel is a simple sailor, doing the bidding of his Captain and King, when he is swept up in a storm that changes his life in ways that he could never have anticipated. Carlotta yearns for her lost home, and is searching for her lost husband, but both remain elusive in a world that has been turned upside-down by forces far outside of her control. When the storm that is Governor Bernardo de Gálvez breaks over them both, neither will ever be the same - and nor will their world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Horatio Hornblower for the Spanish Navy

  • By HistoryBuff on 10-04-18

Excellent Historical Fiction

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

I've listened to two of his other books and this one was just as much fun. This author really does a great job bringing history to life. I found this particular story more engaging and entertaining because it was a story I was not familiar with. We hear a lot about Boston, New York and other well known cities and battles during the Revolution, but he likes to take the lesser-known areas and battles and display them in his stories. The narrator did a fantastic job with the character voices and the narration of the book, he has a very rich voice and is a lot of fun to listen to.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • His Scottish War Bride

  • By: Pamela Ferguson
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Fine
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

As a motorcycle dispatch rider in London during World War II, Maggie Cameron faced her share of dangerous situations. Yet none filled her with as much dread as the thought of moving to America to join her GI husband, John MacPhee, after having been separated for six months. Life in the orderly MacPhee household has been completely upended since John’s return from the war. His father’s sudden injury puts John in charge at work and at home, leaving little time for battle scars to heal. Will Maggie forgive him for dragging her away from the country she loves and into his chaotic life?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Post WWII Romance

  • By CuteAsADaisy on 10-08-18

Post WWII Romance

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

This was a fun look at what life looked like for some in the WWII era... love found during the war and oversea marriages and then what it looks like when they are reunited after the war. It was a clean little novel and a lot of fun to listen to. The narrator did a fantastic job with all of the character voices, especially the bride's Scottish accent. My only complaint is that I felt it was too short... I could have listened much longer.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Mystery Loves Company

  • John Pickett Mysteries, Volume 7
  • By: Sheri Cobb South
  • Narrated by: Joel L Froomkin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 52

Returning to London after his honeymoon (For Deader or Worse), Bow Street Runner John Pickett soon discovers wedded bliss is not without its pitfalls, as he finds it galling to be financially dependent on Julia, his aristocratic bride. When he is summoned to the home of Lady Washbourn, Pickett finds he has something in common with the young countess: like himself, Lady Washbourn has married above her station and now finds herself adrift in a world to which she does not truly belong. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marriage can Mean Murder

  • By Avid Audio Listener on 08-19-18

Wonderfully entertaining Plot & Characters

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

I haven't read the other books in this series, but I didn't need to because Sheri gave enough of the backstory to keep me from getting lost. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it kept my attention and I didn't want to put it down. The characters were relatable and the mystery was fun and not too predictable. It was just a very well written mystery that offers more with the side story of the newly married couple.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Undone

  • Burt Bigsley Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Jason Deas
  • Narrated by: Kyle Tait
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Since Burt retired at 52, he’s been bored. After a chance encounter with a mugger he decides he might just be meant to save the world one crime at a time. And voilà, Burt’s Private Investigations is born. Before he knows it, he’s in deep and possibly over his head. He stumbles onto a dead body, which turns out to be the daughter of the town’s country club owner who has rumblings of mob ties in his past. The clues lead him all over the North Georgia mountains, but the most intriguing ones lead to an end of the world compound and its charismatic leader. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Book One!

  • By Dee on 09-23-18

Great Start to a Private I Series

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

No spoilers in this review. I loved the plot and story line. The author does a fantastic job of keeping you guessing and gives you an original story. Overall it is a clean book except for the continued use of the Lord's name in vain, which to me that's as bad as the F bomb. That being said I did really enjoy the style and the book. I would definitely recommend this one to those who love a great mystery adventure.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • A Love Song to Cherish: A Sweet and Wholesome Christian Novella

  • Cherish Series, Book 1
  • By: Josie Riviera
  • Narrated by: Anthea Hallett-Ybarra
  • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

When Dorothy Thompson returns to Cherish, SC, to play piano for her brother’s wedding, memories and fear nearly paralyzes her fingers. If anyone she knew back in high school discovers her secret, the whispers will start. Fake. Fraud. Failure. It’s not as if she can blame God for her troubles. No, she did that all by herself. But, remembering His lessons, she’s fighting to get back on track. All she can do is pray the wedding vocalist—her brother’s friend Ryan, a rising opera star—won’t notice the way her hands shake. When Ryan Edwards sets foot inside a church for the first time in years, he’s no longer the pitiable kid from the poor side of town, but someone who’s made it on his own. Without God’s help—not that He ever cared about misfits like Ryan, anyway.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely Sweet & Wholesome

  • By CuteAsADaisy on 10-07-18

Definitely Sweet & Wholesome

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

I found this book to be very predictable. I do enjoy the clean Christian romances but this one fell a bit short for me. It may have more to do with the narrator... She was a bit to breathy in her voice for the main girl part and that made it hard for me to listen to.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Tingle Dingle and the Land of Boredooom!

  • Fun Fairy Tales, Book 3
  • By: Michelle Dry, Ruby Allure
  • Narrated by: Lily Partridge
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

There is nothing worse than being bored especially on a Sunday afternoon when it is raining! With that in mind, Auntie Joanna takes Tingle and Josh on an adventure to the land of Boredooom! There they discover the three different villages of Dull, Drab, and Dreary. During the adventure, Tingle and Josh are amazed by how bland the children's lives are in the Land of Boredooom! After meeting the Yawners and The Grumpies, they come to realize how exciting and full of play their world is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Dawn Heading on 10-02-18

Fun Young Children's Book!

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

I listened with my 11 year old daughter and we both thought this was super cute. It was definitely geared toward the younger children's reader, probably age 9 and under. I would definitely recommend to those younger kids that's enjoy the fairy tale type books. The narrator did a wonderful job and was a lot of fun to listen to.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Bookminder

  • By: M. K. Wiseman
  • Narrated by: Bernard Faricy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Sired by magick and violence, 16-year-old Liara is found guilty of witchcraft and banished from her tiny village by the very priest who raised, then betrayed her. However, a mysterious mage steps forward to assume custody of her: Nagarath, the Wizard of Parentino, whose secret spellwork has long protected both Liara and Dvigrad from the ravages of war. Despite Liara’s best hopes, Nagarath refuses to apprentice her to his craft but tasks her instead with the restoration of his neglected library. Liara gleans what magickal knowledge she can on the sly....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun start to a Fantasy Series - No Spoilers

  • By CuteAsADaisy on 10-02-18

Fun start to a Fantasy Series - No Spoilers

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

In the era of witch burnings, the story starts out with a priest caring for a young girl with powers and trying to hide it from the community. I really enjoyed the plot, the character development, and the detail the author put in. It really was a great start to a new fantasy series on magic and the power of friendship. I would definitely recommend this series to anyone who enjoys this genre, it really was a lot of fun.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Gold Dragon Caper: A Damien Dickens Mystery

  • Damien Dickens Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: Phyllis Entis
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 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 13

Derek Turpin is set on revenge, and no one is safe, least of all Damien and Millie. Yet, duty and friendship call, pulling the detective duo in opposite directions. While Damien is engaged in a race against time to rescue young Artie Sutherland, Millie goes to the aid of a sister-in-law she has never met. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting Story!

  • By D. Sturgeon on 08-30-18

Great Mystery Adventure

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

Without giving anything away, so no spoilers here. This was a great little mystery adventure that was set in 1980s so no cell phones. I hadn't read any of the previous books in the series, but I didn't need to since this one filled me in just enough so I was not lost. One of the things I really enjoyed was that this started as one story, that then split into two stories and then merged back into one. It has a great plot and was a lot of fun to listen to. The narrator did a wonderful job with the acting and narrating. I would definitely recommend this one to those that like mystery books.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Amberlin: Divine Destiny

  • Amberlin Series, Book 1
  • By: W. Bradford Swift
  • Narrated by: Becky Boyd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Amberlin Gentry is direct, outspoken, and adventuresome. Traits that Golden Acres of Christ - the radically conservative community in which she lives - would rather suppress. There are rules to follow, and if you step out of line, Reverend Stover or his wife will be sure you suffer the consequences. So Amberlin is careful to keep hidden her other gifts; gifts that enable her to detect the emotions of others with a single touch, or bend the elements to her will.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Religious fiction with a fanatic twist

  • By CuteAsADaisy on 10-02-18

Religious fiction with a fanatic twist

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

I have to say this book was probably not one of my favorites. It was actually a little hard for me to get through. It revolves around a little girl with special gifts and family members who are on the fanatical Christian beliefs. She has one family member who is trying to help her by hiding her gifts from the other family member who would see her as a child possessed. It just quite honestly was not my cup of tea but it was well written and well plotted out. The narrator did a great job and helped make the story more enjoyable.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Chameleon: The Choosing

  • The Forest People, Book 2
  • By: Maggie Lynch, Maggie Faire
  • Narrated by: Rachel Jacobs
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Camryn Painter's powers come at a steep price. It's one thing to master her chameleon abilities in the ancient forest world she now calls home, but another to use her abilities wisely. With the life or death of an entire civilization in her hands, Camryn must bond with a thunder dragon and join a battle she has little chance of winning...unless she can face down her own inner demons without destroying those she loves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Holy cow, I couldn't put it down!

  • By CuteAsADaisy on 09-25-18

Holy cow, I couldn't put it down!

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

I thoroughly enjoyed the first book, so I was excited to listen to the second one. My only complaint is that I started this one in the evening and was so riveted by the story that I was up until I finished it around 3am. Then I couldn't sleep because it left off on a cliffhanger, and now I have to wait for the third book to come out on audio. I don't want to give anything away, so I will just say it picks up where it left off and the action just keeps going. I can't wait to read more in this series.

The narrator does a wonderful job with the acting, voices, inflection and pacing while she reads and it all really helps bring it to life.

There's no explicit sex scenes, language or graphic violence. This is a great book for Middle School to young adult ages, really anyone who loves a good fantasy.