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  • Small Town Superhero

  • By: Cheree Alsop
  • Narrated by: Christopher Harbour
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

 Small Town Superhero is about a boy whose life is turned upside down after a horrible accident tears apart his family and forces him to live with his relatives. Kelson struggles with the move to a small farming town where he becomes the target of the town’s gang. When circumstances turn dangerous, Kelson is forced to risk everything to save the town and the girl who changed his life and captured his heart. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Realistic Superhero

  • By CuteAsADaisy on 02-15-19

Fantastic Realistic Superhero

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

Reviewed: 02-15-19

This is an immensely entertaining and yet....it could happen in real life superhero story. I don't want to give anything away so I will keep my review short. I absolutely loved the story and the narration was wonderful and so much fun to listen to. I loved how the author kept it in a real-life setting and he doesn't have any real super powers but is just willing to stand up to the bullies in the small town that everyone is afraid of. There is some mild language in this story but it isn't overdone, there are a couple violent scenes that get a little graphic but overall I felt this was a very clean read. I would let my middle school aged kids read this, so I'd say for content it's 6th grade and up.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • Of Paupers and Peers

  • By: Sheri Cobb South
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Margaret Darrington is no stranger to genteel poverty herself, since the death of her father has left her in charge of her two younger siblings and feather-brained aunt. But Margaret has a plan: To salvage the family's finances, she has only to put her beautiful younger sister, Amanda, in the way of marrying a wealthy man - perhaps the new Duke of Montford, who is expected to arrive any day. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightfully sweet

  • By Shilo on 01-26-19

Heartwarming Regency Romance

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

Reviewed: 02-15-19

I absolutely loved this book... it was charming, frustrating and entirely enjoyable all wrapped up in a Jane Austen style regency romance. It's a story of forgotten identity that pride and yes... prejudice enters into as the story goes on. The narrator does a wonderful job with this story and was a pleasure to listen to. I would definitely recommend this to those who enjoy clean regency romances.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • The Freedman

  • Tales From a Revolution Series, North Carolina, Book 9
  • By: Lars D. H. Hedbor
  • Narrated by: Shamaan Casey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

The Freedman is Hedbor’s standalone novel set in North Carolina from his Tales From a Revolution series, in which he examines the American War of Independence as it unfolded in each of the colonies. If you like enthralling stories of familiar events from unfamiliar viewpoints, you’ll love The Freedman.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A book about freedom, war, and friendship

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 01-23-19

Fantastic Historical Fiction

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

Reviewed: 02-15-19

I thoroughly enjoyed this one. It's set in North Carolina and from the perspective of a slave that gets freed. So you go on a journey with him and see it through his eyes... the good people and the bad. The narrator does an amazing job with this story and makes it a very entertaining listen. I would definitely recommend this one to anyone who loves history and historical fictions!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • The Longest Night

  • Enter Darkness, Book 1
  • By: K. M. Fawkes
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

It started with bright lights; a new medical technology, promising to eradicate all human ills. History of blood clots? Cholesterol clogging up the old ticker? There was a nanobot for that. It wasn’t cheap of course, and everyone knew that new technology had bugs in it. But hey, why not let the rich be the guinea pigs for once? Fast-forward a year, and the one percent began dying en masse. The nanobots had evolved to view aging as a virus and were reacting by shutting down the host. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a wonderful post apocalyptic story

  • By Rebecca Azizov on 01-29-19

Great Post-Apocalyptic Series

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

Reviewed: 02-15-19

I don't want to give anything away so I will keep my review brief. This story starts out after the EMP's went off, they explain why they had to kill all the electronics with the EMP's and it's actually a pretty believable tale. I felt the author did a fantastic job of showing what life would like after the apocalypse takes place. Overall it was a fairly clean story, there was some strong language in a few scenes but they fit the situation and weren't overused. There are no sex scenes but there are a few graphic scenes with some violence and the main character coming across dead victims. The narrator did a great job and was fun to listen to.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • The Three Royal Children and the Batty Aunt

  • By: Angela Castillo
  • Narrated by: Lisa Hicks
  • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Princess Celeste is bored to tears, and her brothers, Prince Jude and Prince Torrin, aren't doing much better. In a palace where all they have to look forward to are endless games of croquet and barley-water soup for supper, they don't have much by way of excitement. Until the one night Torrin sees a light in a forgotten tower of the palace, and they meet a wonderful and mysterious aunt who unlocks a brand-new world of adventure they will never forget.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Elementary Age Read

  • By CuteAsADaisy on 02-06-19

Fun Elementary Age Read

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

I had help reviewing this book... my 13, 11, and 9 year old kids read this one with me. They all thought is was a cute and fun short story. We agreed that the narrator did a great job with this book. It is geared toward the younger readers but I do believe that my 13 year old enjoyed it more then he would like to admit. It a great clean read for elementary age kids.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • The Bulletproof Adventures of Damian Stockwell: Triple-Barreled Edition (Books 1-3 Box Set)

  • By: Benjamin Wallace
  • Narrated by: Eric Bryan Moore
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Raised from birth to be a force for justice, Damian Stockwell has spent his entire life honing his body, mind, and fists to combat the evils of the world. He travels the globe on a quest to confront those evils and punch them in the face. At his disposal are a vast fortune, an endless array of gadgets and an army of friends including Bertrand, his loyal and lethal valet. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun adventure!

  • By Heather North @AudiobookObsession on 11-17-18

Adventure & Comedy YA Fun Read

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

Damian Stockwell is definitely a fun character, over-confident, smart and at the same time ridiculous in nature... making a fun mix of comedy and adventure. This is a completely entertaining series of books and I could totally see it in movie or tv show form, There is more adult references, some bad langauge and some sexual content so it is on a young adult level read in my opinion due to content.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • Midnight Strikes

  • By: Tom Reynolds
  • Narrated by: Mike Carnes
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

The world is still reeling from the devastation of the final battle between the world’s strongest metahumans. Empire City has been left in shambles as it struggles to rebuild. Overnight, the world’s metabands, mysterious bracelets that offer their owner’s superhuman powers and abilities, have all ceased working. Guilt ridden over his possible hand in all of this, the masked vigilante Midnight has hung up his cowl. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really liked it

  • By TU on 02-15-19

Awesome Clean Superhero Adventure!

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

I have been looking for some superhero books for my middle school age son and this one is perfect! The main character is a bit like a Batman vigilante in that he used technology to get his superpowers and also dresses in black yet still is his own unique superhero. The book grabs you pretty quickly even though at first I was a bit confused the author uses that like a mystery to figure it out. It was a really fun read and the narrator does a fantastic job with the voices and overall acting and telling of the story. I'm looking forward to checking out the other books in the series.

There is some violence but not extreme, in terms of language there were only few commonly used cuss words like "damn" but no f-bombs, and no sexual content.

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

  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

  • By: Benjamin Franklin
  • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790. This work has become one of the most famous and influential examples of an autobiography ever written. Franklin's account of his life is divided into four parts, reflecting the different periods at which he wrote them. Franklin's Autobiography has received widespread praise, both for its historical value as a record of an important early American and for its literary style.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

  • By Sara Sue on 02-16-19

Wonderful Narration of an Important Autobiography

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

Getting this in an audiobook most certainly helped us get through it. My 13 year son who loves history listened to this one too and I was impressed that he got through it in a matter of a 3 days. He liked that they tried to have it read in voice that sounds like Benjamin Franklin in Liberty Kids and other tv shows. It is very interesting to listen to the account written by the man himself and to get his insights and reactions. I would definitely recommend as an important part of history but it is one that I had to break up and do 30 mins here and an hour there.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • Make-Believe Honeymoon

  • Make-Believe Series, Book 3
  • By: Vivi Holt
  • Narrated by: Amanda Stribling
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

Callum McKenzie, a former Navy SEAL, struggles to open himself up to love. So, when he books a ticket on a honeymoon cruise for a case, he has to find someone to play the role of doting wife. He hires someone, based on a recommendation from a friend, but when he meets the petite single mother, Callum has misgivings. He’s attracted to her in a way he’s never felt before, but he’s her boss. Can he keep things professional between them and fight his forbidden feelings long enough to solve the case? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another fun listen!

  • By A.P.Reader on 02-19-19

Super Cute and Fun PI Romance

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

This was such a fun mystery romance that shows sometime two PI's are better then one. Maybe I read to many mysteries but (my only criticism) I did find the mystery side of it a bit too predictable. That being said I had enough fun with the story itself that it didn't bother me. The narration was wonderful and really helped to make it even more entertaining. Overall, it's another great clean romance and a really fun series to listen to.

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

  • Hypo: The Complete Story

  • By: DL Jones
  • Narrated by: JA Sterling
  • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Chauncy and Tre were childhood friends. Tre, who works for a pharmaceutical company, is in town on business. Chauncy hadn’t seen Tre since college and decides they should catch up. After picking Tre up from the airport, they are ambushed and kidnapped. Held hostage in an old, abandoned house. With hopes of escape, Tre and Chauncy use an experimental drug from Tre’s company that gives them extraordinary physical abilities. After using Hypo, Chauncy finds out there are side effects.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I liked it

  • By TU on 02-13-19

Needs a Thorough Edit

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

The actual plot could make a great story but it is in desperate need of a good editor. Throughout the story, even within a sentence it hops between present and past-tense words and there is no time travel in this story. There's a lot of bad language and over use of the f-bomb. I was not a fan of the narrators style and felt he often went into monotone speaking. This is not a book I would recommend.

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

1 of 2 people found this review helpful