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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
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 28

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
  • Nova & Gage !!!

  • By Tammy Payne on 11-20-18

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: A Gripping Las Vegas Thriller

  • Baxter and Holt Series, Book 2
  • By: Leslie Wolfe
  • Narrated by: Gwendolyn Druyor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Murder, Mystery, and Intrigue

  • By Jan M on 12-05-18

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 24
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

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 Ahmapal72 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

  • Las Vegas Girl

  • A Gripping, Suspenseful Crime Novel
  • By: Leslie Wolfe
  • Narrated by: Susan Marlowe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 156

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. At the heart of a glamorous Las Vegas hotel, in front of hundreds of witnesses and under the lenses of countless video surveillance cameras, a young girl is brutally murdered. The most recorded crime in Vegas is missing one key protagonist, the killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GOT ANSWERS THEY DIDNT EXPECT

  • By Ellen Oceanside on 03-13-18

GOT ANSWERS THEY DIDNT EXPECT

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

LAS VEGAS GIRL by Leslie Wolfe
This should come with a warning, the dangers of riding in elevators. Once again we are caught into the plot that Leslie has woven for us. Detective Baxter has one last attempt to redeem herself. The case is of a young woman, crime is on a video, shows a man in a hoodie. The mother has 2 daughters, one who makes her proud, and the deceased, was an embarrassment .Baxter and her partner were told to play by the rules, or else. That wasn’t how they got the answers, the answers gave them another side of the victim. This was the best I have by Leslie, you could feel the pulse, of how Baxter and Holt worked. Hope there will be more with them in coming books. The audio by Susan Marlowe brought this story plot to life, and readers will definitely be glad they listen to it.

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  • Devil in a Black Suit

  • By: Colleen Helme
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

Ramos's job as the right-hand man to a mobster used to be easy, until Shelby Nichols, a mind-reading soccer mom, joined the organization. With all the trouble she gets into, he's constantly putting his life on the line just to keep her alive. When a government agent from his past shows up wanting a favor, she rekindles a flame they once shared. Ensnared in her scheme, Ramos discovers that there's more to her favor than he realized. Luckily for him, he has a few tricks up his sleeve that might save his skin...but what about his heart?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Ramos Spin-off!! Loved it!!

  • By Melissa on 03-19-18

CAPTIVATING STORY & NARRATION

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

Delightful comedy, between a right hand mobster guy and a mind reading soccer mom.Ramos being sent to Cuba, to find what really happened to his father, he found more than he ever thought. The audio by Will Damron was very good, it brought the story to life.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Heartfelt Cases, Book 3

  • The Davidson Case
  • By: Julie C. Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Perry
  • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

FBI Special Agent Ann Duncan knows how to face down danger, but once again, she's not the target. Her baby sister, Joy Davidson, has stumbled upon a conspiracy and made some powerful enemies. Luck and God's grace help Ann save her sister the first time, but she knows the bad guys will try again. With Patrick on a university tour and perhaps the most important case of her career weighing upon her mind, Ann must find the strength, wisdom, and heart to find out who wants her sister dead, what Joy discovered, and how to stop the conspirators.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this detective series!

  • By CAP on 06-06-18

SHE WOULD RISK IT ALL FOR HER SISTER

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

Reviewed: 02-22-18

Compelling story of the love for her sister, and the length she goes to find out why someone is after her., and wants her dead. Does it has something to do with Joy job at the animal clinic and the conspiracy that is going on. The narration by Elizabeth Perry brought this story to life with the emotion that the writer had written.a delight for readers to listen to