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  • Marvels, Mochas, and Murder

  • Comics and Coffee Case Files, Book 1
  • By: Christine Zane Thomas, William Tyler Davis
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

The only suspect to his best friend’s murder.... When Kirby Jackson’s friend Ryan is found dead in the comics and coffee shop the two co-own, Kirby quickly becomes suspect number one. Perhaps things wouldn't look so bad had Kirby not been planning to cut Ryan out of the business. The only witness to the crime, Ryan’s stubborn dachshund, might hold the keys to solving the case. But his attitude toward anything and everything that isn’t his warm doggy bed is less than helpful.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome listen

  • By Gregory Parlmer II on 04-16-19

Really fun read!

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

Reviewed: 05-18-19

So I finished this one in an afternoon while cleaning my house... It made my cleaning bearable and dare I say it fun. I just need the next book before my next cleaning binge. It starts out with two friends Kirby and Ryan who are business partners in a coffee and comic shop. Their personalities are a little reminiscent of Big Bang Theory I think mostly due to the comic side and the D&D games. Ryan is the lady's man and doesn't seem to mind if the women are married. Everything changes when Ryan is found in the shop murdered and Kirby is being framed for it. Kirby's old high school crush is one of the investigating cops and then he gets set up with another girl on a date... So between the love triangle, his lack of picking up on the subtle hints that both girls are dropping and the murder investigation it's quite entertaining. There are a few bad words but no f-bombs, overall I felt it was a pretty clean book.

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  • Krampus and the Thief of Christmas: A Christmas Novel

  • By: Eldritch Black
  • Narrated by: Hannibal Hills
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Dark fairy tales. Waking legends. A magical battle for the heart of Christmas...Krampus Night is coming and even though Gabrielle Greene has only been staying in her Uncle's strange alpine city a few weeks, she's already earned the reputation of the worst girl who ever lived. She doesn't know it yet, but she's also leapt to the top of Krampus's list. Krampus, the sinister Winter King, the anti-Father Christmas who comes calling once a year seeking wicked children to haul back to his realm.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You're a Mean One, Mr Krampus

  • By Spooky Mike on 05-02-19

Fun Christmas Story for the Whole a Family!

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

Reviewed: 05-17-19

This reminded me of two different holiday movies in story style: Santa Claus 2 and Rise of the Guardians. It's a darker Christmas story involving Krampus wanting to take over what he feels is rightfully his... Christmas. Krampus is a lesser known character for a lot of people which for me made this a lot of fun. This really brought Krampus's story to life for me... not all kids do well with bribing for good behavior but the fear of being taken and punished by a demon like Krampus might do it. The narrator does an incredible job with all the characters, voices and overall acting. He was a lot of fun to listen to and I am looking forward to listening to this book again with my kids.

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  • Cheat Code

  • By: Aften Brook Szymanski
  • Narrated by: Sierra Kline
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

GenE must outwit Codebreakers to win a high stakes (Real Player Game) RPG for terminal patients who made the “Intelligence Donor List”, where failure equals death in real life, and winning means eternal life. Teaming up with competitive gamers increases GenE’s chances of surviving the challenges of each level, until she realizes her most trusted ally is using her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Level up

  • By timj26 on 04-21-19

Intense Artificial Intelligence RPG

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

Reviewed: 05-16-19

So, I really enjoyed this one but as a parent I feel the need to start with a morality rating. If this were made into a movie it would be rated R for the all the very graphic violent scenes alone, there is some mild bad language (no f-bombs), and no sex scenes. This is definitely a young adult to adult read.

This book starts out pretty quickly, is action packed and really hard to put down. The author does a fantastic job of describing in entertaining detail well enough that I could visualize most of the scenes. This was all made even better by the performance given by the narrator, she was incredible and a ton of fun to listen to. If you like RPG, thrillers, action and adventure then this is one you should try.

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

  • The Best of Engle's Angle

  • A Humorous Slant on Life and Our Wacky World
  • By: Kevin S. Engle
  • Narrated by: Michael Karl Orenstein
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Kevin Engle has been entertaining people for 10 years with his “Engle’s Angle” column and its humorous look at our everyday lives. In The Best of Engle’s Angle, a collection of more than 100 favorites, you’ll know why he doesn’t want to shake hands with people in church. Plus, meet a dentist who does play-by-play commentary while checking your teeth, and watch out for office coworkers when there’s free food.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious book about every day life!

  • By chaoticangel38 on 05-16-19

Fun Grouping of Short Stories

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

Reviewed: 05-15-19

This was a fun book that can be listened to in parts since it's a book with a bunch short funny stories. I found them entertaining and thought that the narration of them was well done. This is great for short commutes and car trips.

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  • Rune Song

  • Dragon Speaker Series, Book 2
  • By: Devin Hanson
  • Narrated by: Rhett Samuel Price
  • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Andrew Condign has gone to the deserts of Nas Shahr in the hopes of heading off a war. The dragons of the deep desert are attacking towns and villages, stirred to violence by some unknown agent.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a good series so far

  • By TU on 05-20-19

Fantastic, can't wait for book 3!

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

Reviewed: 05-14-19

I love this genre and this one is well written and simply a lot of fun to listen to. I will say that this is geared to a young adult/adult audience. For the parents out there checking reviews of I were to rate this like a movie it would be PG 13 to R due to graphic violence and some sexual content. This book picks up were book 1 left off and offers lots of action and fight scenes. I personally really enjoyed the narrator he has a great deep and rich voice and does a great job with the portrayal of the different characters. I would definitely recommend this series to those who love fantasy dragon books.

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

  • Iron Spy

  • The True Story of The Greatest Double Agent in World War II
  • By: Ethan Quinn
  • Narrated by: Guy Mott
  • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Known as Fritz to his German spy-handlers and Zig-Zag to the British secret service, Eddie Chapman was a man of many faces. While his early life was rife with petty crime, gang activity and a dishonorable discharge from the British military, Chapman’s unique skills were eventually sought out by Nazi Germany, and after convincing them he could use his criminal contacts to sabotage the English forces, he was quickly recruited. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the reality of this era

  • By Rebecca Azizov on 05-11-19

True Crime Spy Story

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

Reviewed: 05-11-19

I found this a very interesting book because I really enjoyed the history side of it and was looking forward to the 007 stories. I have to admit it was a little hard for me to get through at times mainly because I felt it read more like a paper then a book so I would find myself not paying attention to the story and having to go back and re-listen. The narration was a bit slow at times too, which didn't help to keeping me actively listening. I probably should have bumped the speed up a bit but didn't think about until after I finished it. Overall, I did like it and found it very interesting but I do wish it was a bit more engaging like his Anti-Hero book. It does have some more mature content (no sex scenes) but it does to into his philandering and womanizing. I would recommend high school and up level read.

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  • Past & Present

  • A Marketville Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Judy Penz Sheluk
  • Narrated by: Kelli Lindsay
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26

Sometimes the past reaches out to the present. It’s been 13 months since Calamity (Callie) Barnstable inherited a house in Marketville under the condition that she search for the person who murdered her mother 30 years earlier. She solves the mystery, but what's next? Unemployment? Another nine-to-five job in Toronto? Callie decides to set down roots in Marketville, take the skills and knowledge she acquired over the past year, and start her own business: Past & Present Investigations.     

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great book two

  • By Dee on 05-20-19

Investigation into the past

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

Reviewed: 05-11-19

This is book two in the series. I read the first book but I would recommend reading them all in order. There is enough information given in the second book to let it stand on it's own but is better as the series. I don't want to give anything away so I will keep this short. This mystery was a ton of fun with the investigation into the past that in turn leads to the present and how each member of the team had different strengths to help in the hunt. It was a fairly clean cozy mystery, although it does allude to people sleeping together it doesn't go into detail but at the same time I do think it is more on a high school age group and up level read. The narrator does a fantastic job and is great fun to listen to.

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  • Dead of Winter

  • Enter Darkness, Book 2
  • By: K. M. Fawkes
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

Things may be tranquil at the lake house, but a storm is on the horizon. Bradley and Anna have their work cut out for them; winter is upon them, and they need to be smart if they’re to survive the winter in this dangerous new world, bereft of technology. They work their bodies to the bone to stock up for the winter, and in the process find a little girl, having run away from her family in hiding. Soon, however, it becomes clear that her "family" is anything but conventional and they begin to realize they’ve made some powerful and unhinged enemies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series and narrator

  • By timj26 on 04-14-19

Now I need book three!

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

Reviewed: 05-09-19

This one picks up where The Longest Night leaves off and continues moving at a good pace. they are always being on edge because of the known and unknown dangers that their world now contains after the EMP in the ongoing effort to survive. The relationship between Brad and Sam continues to get stronger and at times it look like it will with Anna too but she's holding back and still skidish. When Sam saves a 10 year old girl things become complicated and the story quickly intensifies and then leaves off on a huge cliffhanger.... So now I'm on to book three! I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes survival, adventure and post-apocalyptic stories. It has been a really fun series but I would also caution that there is some graphic violence and some language including 5-6 uses of the F-bomb thorough the book. I would place it more in the High School level and up.

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

  • Hope's Dream

  • Deerbourne Inn
  • By: Peggy Jaeger
  • Narrated by: Giselle Lumas
  • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Hope Kildaire gave up her dream of becoming a nurse practitioner when a car accident killed her father and left her mother an invalid. Working two jobs and caring for her mother leaves the 27-year-old with no time for fun or relationships. When a law firm representing her paternal grandparents sends her several letters, Hope ignores them. She despises the family who disowned her father and wants nothing to do with them. Lawyer Tyler Coleman's job is simply to obtain Hope's signature on a legal document. Getting it is harder than planned, though.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A sweet, quick story

  • By MegDGonzalez on 05-20-19

Cute Clean Romance

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

Reviewed: 05-07-19

This was a really cute, quick, and clean romance. It's the story of an attorney who is sent to get a document signed by a woman who they have been unable to reach by mail or phone. It's what I would consider a love at first sight tale in high speed. These stories do happen but not very often so it feels a little fairy tale-ish. I did thoroughly enjoy the light and fluffy nature of the story... it wasn't a "sunshine and roses" story but it does have the satisfying ending that we love from romance novels. I thought the narration was wonderful and was a lot of fun to listen to.

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  • The Road to Chidarra

  • By: Keith B. Perrin
  • Narrated by: John Redden
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

The Road to Chidarra is a Christian fiction novel based in an age when men worshiped at the altar of their cruel masters, the gods, and feared the monsters and strange beings who plagued their lands with malice and terror. The cries of the people are heard, and a stranger is sent from afar to guide, protect, and bring peace to the lands. This, however, comes at great cost, for the dark powers do not give in so easily, and the struggle for freedom always and forever shall be paved with blood and sacrifice.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Christian Fantasy

  • By CuteAsADaisy on 05-06-19

Interesting Christian Fantasy

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

Reviewed: 05-06-19

This one was a bit strange for me... It was a bit hard to get into due to the odd mixture of Hobbit like story mixed with a fairly preachy Christian story. I just couldn't get into it. I will say the narration was wonderful, he did a great job with the voices.

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