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  • Chasing Vengeance

  • Redemption Harbor Series, Book 7
  • By: Katie Reus
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Wanting her means putting a target on her back.... Layla’s taste in men runs toward the epic side of awful. With one murderous ex-fiancé already behind her, she’s attempting to start over in Redemption Harbor with the help of her bestie, Nova. And wine. Lots of wine. The very thing that helps her make another epic mistake - trying to kiss Xavier, one of her newest friends. So what if he’s sexy, funny, and has completely taken over her fantasies? Relationships and Layla don’t mix. And Xavier is clearly not interested anyway.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sorry to see this series end

  • By Yvonne T. Cruz on 04-21-19

SEX..&..FRIENDSHIP

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

Reviewed: 04-21-19

CHASING. VENGEANCE. Katie Reus "Redemption Series"
Layla was attracted to Xavier and he was now back in town. Her taste in men have been garbage, should she heed Skye advice, that he was dangerous. Xavier thought she was perfect, resilient after what she has been through.Sex and friendship all it could be, his hands were too bloodstained,being he is with the CIA and kills for a living. When she is driven off the road, was it his past or the past dealings of her ex that was behind it, and wanting to kill her. Redemption Agency is called in to figure it out, while Layla and Xavier are on the run, He wanted to retire, and protect her, and even more if possible. Fast action in this final story. Narration by. Sophie Eastlake was good bringing the story to life. Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.

  • Guarded Prognosis

  • By: Richard L. Mabry MD
  • Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

When Dr. Caden Taggart saw the two men sitting in his waiting room, he didn’t think they were patients. He was right, and when they introduced themselves as agents of the Drug Enforcement Agency, things started to get bad. Then Caden felt as though someone had gut-punched him when his father, Dr. Henry Taggart, told him he probably had carcinoma of the pancreas. When he talked about his son assisting with his suicide, Caden wondered how he could talk him out of that.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A solid medical nystery

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 11-28-18

WHY THIS DR WAS THE TARGET

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

Reviewed: 12-28-18

GUARDED. PROGNOSIS..by Richard Mabry
2 men in waiting room, wearing suits and when in his office showed their badges. Death certificates from prescription, that had his name and number, did he want it handle easy or complicated.knowing he was innocent, and not having a lawyer, chose easy. A father called and he had been told his illness was serious. His mother was in a home, and was checked on regularly. The father wants him to help at the end to end the pain and his life Then his life is in danger, whoever is writing prescriptions with his name.
The plot is good, has a lot of twists, you are drawn in from the first and have questions, of why this doctor was the target. It is based on faith and it shows the emotions, struggles, and that God is in control.He wraps the story up and you are glad you read it.
The audio by Bill Nevitt brought this story to life, and voices of the different characters were good. Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.





  • Campari Crimson

  • Franki Amato Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: Traci Andrighetti
  • Narrated by: Madeline Mrozek
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Halloween is looming large in New Orleans, and Private Investigator Franki Amato is in a gloomy mood. Her boyfriend, Bradley, has to leave on an extended business trip, and her slacker brother is coming to town with her matchmaker Nonna, who’s determined to see a Sicilian lemon superstition bear fruit. Meanwhile, the entire city is spooked because a caped figure is targeting its blood banks. Things turn macabre when a psychic makes a dark prediction about Franki’s brother and a frat boy is found in a cemetery crypt with his blood drained. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By Jean Fauble on 02-10-19

QUIRKY CHARACTERS FUNNY DIALOG

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

Reviewed: 12-27-18

The voice of Madeline Mrozek brought this story to life, the different voices were very well done. The plot was descriptive of the characters and a great funny dialog. Franki Amato is a joy in this series. She is a PI from New Orleans where the unusual is a normal there.
Fast moving plot with quirky characters, unusual interesting plots, that came to life with the voice of Madeline Mrozek, definitely worth reading and listening to. Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.

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  • Hunting Danger

  • Redemption Harbor Series, Book 5
  • By: Katie Reus
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

When a childhood friend needs help, Nova doesn’t hesitate. They endured the foster system together, forging a bond Nova can’t ignore. Relying on her friends from Redemption Harbor Consulting - including Gage, the computer genius she’s falling for - is out of the question. She used to work for the CIA and she’s trained - she can handle this. Besides, the whole team is working on their own important jobs. She’s not going to drag anyone away when she’s not sure it’s necessary.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hunting Danger Redemption Harbor Series Book 5

  • By dsjones on 02-27-19

ACTION PACKED

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

HUNTING. DANGER by Katie Reus
A cryptic text from Layla , with code words, they chose when in the foster care program together, meant trouble. Then adding how Nova enjoyed Spa time, was a big elert. The chain of calls she made to use the jet for personal use, alerted the others on the team, even when she said nothing, What Layla saw her fiancée do, and sending a text and plan a get away, then she would be free. Gage is going with Nova, he saw her begining search, and no way was she going in alone. The guy her friend was with was on the DEA radar, bad news for anyone who knew him. Their pilot was shot, even with Gage now flying, crash landing was only option, someone had messed with the plane.If things weren’t so dangerous for them, maybe their feeling for each other would become known. The plot is great, you read the note, and you want answers. The characters of Layla and Gage.you will love, hopefully this trip they will get out alive, and be a couple. It is action packed, easy to read, and as always awaiting the next one. Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.

  • Casino Girl

  • By: Leslie Wolfe
  • Narrated by: Gwendolyn Druyor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Detectives Laura Baxter and Jack Holt are members of the elite Las Vegas Metro PD, one of the toughest and most respected law enforcement agencies in the United States. In the middle of a city with two million residents and 43 million annual visitors, they’re hunting for a killer. When a beautiful, young girl is killed in the high-roller Pleasure Pit of the exclusive Scala Casino, the news reverberates for hours among the ritzy clientele. Before taking the stage where she found her death, Crystal was last seen boarding an unmarked helicopter for a late-night flight.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • producer error

  • By Henry on 01-21-19

Intense plot

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

CASINO GIRL by Leslie Wolfe
Crystal see’s herself belonging to the world of glitter amd gold as an exotic dancer. Life would change with the growing baby bump for her. She grabbed the pole, defeated, and became limp, and was gone. Farley’s worst nightmare had begun. A killer was among them. Laura had a partner Jack and he was open about his secrets but she wasn’t. This caused friction between them but their lives depended on them trusting one another especially now with this case. With the death of Crystal why did they wait four hours to call 911. Plot was intense, your heart goes out for Crystal who was eighteen and a third year college student. A married boyfriend, but he loved her. This is a must read. It captures you and has a surprising ending where Jack finally gets Laura to open up. Given ARC audio for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.

  • Unexpected Consequences

  • The Friessens, Book 14
  • By: Lorhainne Eckhart
  • Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

 

Chris and Danny Friessen return in a short sweet novella about unexpected consequences in their young married life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpected Consequences... Lorhainne Eckhart

  • By Babs on 11-04-18

Unexpected Consequences

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

Unexpected Consequences
Jed and Diane once again have a house full, with 2 of their sons now married. Time to grow up, he tells Chris, who has been a vagabond. Riding on his motorbike, coming home with a wife.
Chris and JD as well as Danny and Evie, shock came for them with the news, the guys didn’t handle it well. It was a change of their plans, of what they wanted to do. Not thinking of how life changes for their wives will be. When they see their babies, will all that change. The audio, was well done by Teri Clark Linden.
Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.

  • Sentinel of Darkness

  • Darkness Series, Book 8
  • By: Katie Reus
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Local artist Keva might be human, but she knows about the things that go bump in the night. Years ago, a dragon shifter saved her from certain death. Ever since, she’s lived in his clan’s territory and put her life back together. But the feeling of security is only an illusion, because her past has come back to haunt her. A past with claws and fangs, demanding blood.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • short but hot!

  • By Riffy562 on 10-31-18

A LOVE THAT MY BRING DEATH

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

SENTINEL OF DARKNESS. by Katie Reus
Keva was an artist, human, but knew of the clan’s way, having lived among them. A love that may mean death for Dagen when her past is threatening to destroy her. He was insecure, until this,now he will destroy anything human or dragon to protect her. It was a fun read, and interesting of how he went. about it, Given ARC of audio for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.

  • Finding Charlie

  • By: Katie O'Rourke
  • Narrated by: Kaitlin Chin
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

It isn't like Charlie to stay out all night without calling, but maybe Olivia doesn't know her little sister as well as she thought. When Charlie vanishes without warning, the people who love her are worried sick. Even if the law considers her an adult at 19, Charlie's still the baby of her already broken family. Older sister Olivia is determined to figure out what's happened. She finds a lost cell phone, an abandoned car and a shady boyfriend she's never met before. And he's not the only secret Charlie's been keeping.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful. A warm, tender story. great characters.

  • By elsa on 05-04-18

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

Enjoyable, good story of syblings bonded together, since Mother had walked out. When one part is missing it became center of finding her, and if they do finding out why. Draws you in, and good
Narration by Kaitlin.

  • Carnations in January

  • By: Clare Revell
  • Narrated by: Lynne Thompson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

After Grace Chadwick receives a surprise inheritance from her aunt - a house and a florist shop - she moves in after the funeral. While she doesn't know the first thing about flowers, she sees this an answer to her prayers - the new start she desperately needs. When Elliot Wallac drops by his new neighbor's house with casserole, he finds the house next door has problems. Damp walls and a sagging floor set his builders senses on alert. But this house needs more than a cosmetic fix; the inspection reveals more extensive issues.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Second chances in love and in faith

  • By Ellen Oceanside on 04-28-18

Second chances in love and in faith

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

Reviewed: 04-28-18

Where does Carnations in January rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very good for a Christian story, giving readers a story of a strong male in his faith and love, that is Christian based.

What did you like best about this story?

How she wanted change and chose a strong role model

Which character – as performed by Lynne Thompson – was your favorite?

Elliott

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Second chances

Any additional comments?

Very good story that came alive with the Audoi book.

  • Jump Cut

  • The Ellie Foreman Mysteries, Book 5
  • By: Libby Fischer Hellmann
  • Narrated by: Nan McNamara
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Hired to produce a candy-floss profile of Chicago-based aviation giant Delcroft, Ellie is dismayed when company VP Charlotte Hollander trashes the production and cancels the project. Ellie believes Hollander was spooked by shots of a specific man in the video footage. But when Ellie arranges to meet the man to find out why, he is killed by a subway train before they can talk. In the confusion, she finds a seemingly abandoned pack of cigarettes with a flash drive inside that belonged to the now-dead man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heart Jumping Book

  • By Paulette on 05-17-18

Awesome mystery

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

What made the experience of listening to Jump Cut the most enjoyable?

The plot came alive with the narration ,you were caugh into questions of why and wanted answers

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ellie not knowing why she was fired an doing something about it

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

No I hadn’t She was very good

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

Yes, wanted questions answered

Any additional comments?

Story came alive by listening to audio