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  • Empty Threat

  • The Black Pages, Book 1
  • By: Danny Bell
  • Narrated by: Whitton A. Frank
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Elana Black has the power to make herself fictional. But when she decides to start saving all the people in books and TV shows who die just for the sake of advancing the plot, she quickly learns that she's not the only one with her powers. All Elana wants to do is save people. But these others don't want the stories to change, and they'll do everything they can to stop her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like to get lost in stories? This book's a nod to you

  • By Christine E. Moore on 07-29-17

Unique, engaging, and fun!

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

What a great start to the series! I hope it continues for many more books to come.

I got hooked on this book after the first few minutes, and it was the narrator's voice that did it, in both meanings of the word (written voice and audio voice). I love the way the narrator is written: she's funny, self-deprecating, smart and very relatable, and I love the way the story is read.

The author, Danny Bell, did a great job creating this character and Whitton A. Frank, the narrator, made this character come to life with her narration.

After the first few pages, the story only got better. The story is a fun adventure, perfect for anyone who's ever found themselves lost in a book. I enjoyed it very much and look forward to more in the series.

  • Lethal Cargo: Russian Historical Thriller

  • Nikolai Volkov Series, Book 3
  • By: Julia Gousseva
  • Narrated by: Wesley Nelson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

Nikolai Volkov is a combat veteran of the Chechen war with a passion for finding truth and doing the right thing. After the fall of the Soviet Union, Nikolai embarked on a career of a bodyguard and soon became the best in the prestigious Centurion Personal Protection Agency in Moscow. He excels at protecting his clients and preventing crimes. But this time, his case is personal. His brother calls Nikolai with an urgent plea for help, and Nikolai heads to a small town in Crimea. The town is quiet and picturesque, but dark forces are at work behind the scenes. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed the mystery and historical facts

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-28-18

Great narration of an exciting story

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

Reviewed: 11-22-18

Great narration. Exciting story set in a small Russian town on the Black Sea. Enjoyable.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Nutcracker and the Christmas Spirit: Adventure Six

  • Adventures of Alex and Katie, Book 6
  • By: Julia Gousseva
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lea McCarthy
  • Length: 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Alex and Katie are on a new adventure: they need to save the Nutcracker and the princess from an evil spell. They step through the magical painting and enter a snowy town on Christmas Eve. They see a sleigh and an elderly man in a long coat delivering gifts. They rush to him only to discover he is not who he seems. Will Alex and Katie be able to save the Nutcracker, find the princess, and crack the magical walnut before the clock strikes 12? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Christmas story!

  • By Warrior Princess on 05-23-18

Wonderful Christmas story!

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

Reviewed: 05-23-18

What a fun adventure! I love that in this series, Alex and Katie get to change the outcome of stories. This book involves the kids in the traditional Nutcracker story, with the addition of other fun characters. I loved Aunt Karina's living miniature castle! What an amazing toy.

  • In the Crosshairs

  • Russian Bodyguard Series, Book 2
  • By: Julia Gousseva
  • Narrated by: Nikolai Hill
  • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Nikolai Volkov is a combat veteran of the Chechen war with a passion for finding truth and doing the right thing. His father is a decorated military hero, and Nikolai had planned to follow in his footsteps until the dramatic social and political changes in Russia made it impossible. In the new Russia, Nikolai embarked on a different career and soon became the best bodyguard in the prestigious Centurion Personal Protection Agency in Moscow. Nikolai prides himself on his ability to use his analytical skills, as well as his military combat skills when protecting his clients.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling listen!

  • By Anonymous User on 07-06-18

Fabulous narration of an exciting story

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

Reviewed: 05-20-18

I got the book because I really liked Nikolai Hill's narration style from the sample, and I enjoyed it a lot! An exciting thriller with lots of authentic details about Russia. Highly recommended!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I, the Sun

  • By: Janet Morris
  • Narrated by: Chistopher Crosby Morris
  • Length: 24 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

This is the saga of the Hittite King Suppiluliumas, and rings with authenticity and the passion of a world that existed 1400 years before the birth of Christ. They called him Great King, Favorite of the Storm God, the Valiant. He conquered more than forty nations and brought fear and war to the very doorstep of 18th Dynasty Egypt, but he could not conquer the one woman he truly loved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully Researched and Fantastic Performance.

  • By Rev. Zombie on 07-08-15

Great story and perfect narration

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

Reviewed: 03-12-17

Exciting, engaging, and well-researched, the story of Hittite King Suppiluliumas comes to life in this incredibly well-researched novel. I admire the author's ability to include so many historically accurate details while maintaining an engaging story line. Wonderful historical fiction.

The audio version makes the story even better: the narrator's perfect pacing, engaging manner, and great voice add a new dimension to an already great story.

Highly recommended!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lollipop

  • Adventure Two (Book #2 in Adventures of Alex and Katie series)
  • By: Julia Gousseva
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lea McCarthy
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

A young man named Emelya is imprisoned by an evil tsar. Alex and Katie rush to the rescue. When they stop by a log cabin to ask for directions, a creature in a sheepskin's coat with green furry hands opens the door. His emerald eyes shine a bright green light right at Alex and Katie. Is he a friend or an enemy? Will Alex and Katie find Emelya? Will they return safely to Aunt Karina's house?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful narration of a fun story!

  • By Al-Khemet Book Club on 01-16-15

The evil tsar is not so evil after all

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

Reviewed: 11-23-16

Another great story in the Alex and Katie series. I love the idea that the two kids can enter the magical world of Russian fairy-tales and change the endings of the fairy-tales by their efforts. Very empowering for the kids. I loved all the characters, but especially Leshi, the crazy forest creature. He reminds me of my goofy uncle, no offense to anyone. The narration is the best, with all the different voices!

  • Grandma Witch: Adventure Four

  • Adventures of Alex and Katie Series
  • By: Julia Gousseva
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lea McCarthy
  • Length: 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

In Grandma Witch: Adventure Four, Alex and Katie embark on a journey to rescue a little girl from the three-headed dragon. But they soon find out that the problems they're about to face are much more serious than they could have anticipated. Baba Yaga, the Russian witch, immersed the whole forest into total darkness by capturing the Guardian of Light and his horse. It's up to Alex and Katie to find the Guardian of Light and bring sunlight back into the forest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting story and a brilliant vocal performance

  • By kwadzana on 10-18-15

Russian Witch is cool

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

Reviewed: 11-23-16

I've read some Russian stories before and have always been intrigued by the Baba Yaga, Russian witch, character. This story makes Baba Yaga much less scary than the original Russian fairy-tales. I love the fact that she has a granddaughter who is a witch in training. Very cute! Wonderful narration, with different voices and voice effects for different characters.

  • Cinderella and Her Prince

  • Adventures of Alex and Katie, Book 5
  • By: Julia Gousseva
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lea McCarthy
  • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Alex and Katie embark on a new adventure, more exciting and more dangerous than ever before. They have to help Cinderella find her Prince who disappeared during an afternoon horseback ride. Everyone in the Palace is worried about the Prince and about Cinderella. What happened to him? Did he get lost? Was he kidnapped? Is he still alive? And will he and Cinderella ever be together again?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing narration!

  • By Warrior Princess on 11-23-16

Amazing narration!

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

Reviewed: 11-23-16

A great story updated for today's kids, with lots of Russian flair in it. The narration is amazing -- more like a whole theater performance done by one person. The kids loved it!

  • Struggling to Survive

  • Anya Series, Book 2
  • By: Julia Gousseva
  • Narrated by: Dawn Adkins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Anya's husband, a submariner, has died at sea, leaving Anya alone with her baby daughter. She returns to Moscow, but rebuilding her life is unexpectedly hard. It's the 1990s, and Moscow is undergoing dramatic social and economic changes. The old ways of living and making money don't work. Anya has to find new ways to survive, and fast. Her new life takes Anya from Moscow to Poland to Beijing, with dramatic experiences and encounters with violent crime, deceit, and corruption.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it! Great Story

  • By Daman on 01-19-17

Great sequel!

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

Reviewed: 11-23-16

I loved this sequel to Anya's Story. The ending of the first book was a little heart-breaking, and I was glad to see that things got better for Anya in this sequel. Dawn Adkins did a great job narrating both books.

  • Anya's Story

  • Anya Series, Book 1
  • By: Julia Gousseva
  • Narrated by: Dawn Adkins
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Anya, a 17-year-old high school graduate, can't wait to marry her high school sweetheart and have a secure and stable life with him. Even when Russia is thrown into political turmoil and economic hardships, from food shortages and long grocery lines to exorbitant prices and late-night monetary reforms, Anya believes that love will persevere. Then, life takes an unexpected turn, and Anya has to face deceit, betrayal, and humiliation from the person closest to her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent young adult novel highly recommended

  • By Vickie on 12-01-16

Soviet submarines and love

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

Reviewed: 11-23-16

I enjoyed this story a lot. Anya felt like a real character, and all the Russian/Soviet details felt authentic. Great narration, too!