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  • Showken

  • By: Solease M Barner
  • Narrated by: Summer Morton, Tyler Donne
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Showken Draglen is known for being a playboy. Loving his freedom, he has never committed to a woman, and doesn’t ever plan to. But when he sees Marilyn, he will do whatever it takes to have her. Unused to rejection, he becomes even more determined to win her. But deep down, Showken knows that when she finds out what he truly is, she will run, leaving him with the only option he knows: using his power. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed the story but the narrators fell flat.

  • By Lynn 2 Girls and a Book on 01-08-19

Enjoyed the story but the narrators fell flat.

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

Story -
This story is HAWT. I'm talking bust out the church fan and grab a glass of ice water kinda HAWT! Author Solease Barner doesn't write them any other way.

I found the MC, Marilyn, relatable. She had a hard life growing up, is ashamed of what she had to do to survive, and thinks that makes her unworthy of love. Enter sexy dragon shifter, Showken, who is only acquainted with a one stands and has no desire to find a mate/wella. These two are a force to be reckoned with and they don't take it easy on each other. It's an explosive tale of love and lust.

The Narrators -
This is a hot romance with lots of passionate, loud sex. The two narrators did nothing to convey this. NOTHING. The oohs and ahs were just that; an oh and ah. Seriously? I wasn't expecting them to act out a porno but there could have been a bit more feeling behind it.

  • Favor of the Gods

  • By: Ali Winters
  • Narrated by: Sarah Puckett
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

Ever since Medusa unwittingly crossed her school’s resident mean girl, her life has been hell. If only she could keep her distance from Perseus who has a knack for always being in the wrong place at the right time. But rivalry goes too far when a curse that can destroy the village is cast. Only the favor of the gods can reverse it, but the gods are vengeful and not always forgiving.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Gods Can be Petty and Cruel...

  • By Joe Mahoney on 12-04-18

Left me wanting more!

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

Favor of the Gods is a unique take on the early story of Medusa. I didn't think it was possible to relate to or feel sorry for Medusa but this view certainly did just that. It's Mean Girls on Mount Olympus.

The narrator, Sarah Pucket, is one of my favorites! She did a fantastic job of conveying Medusa's pain.

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  • Barking up the Wrong Bakery

  • Happy Tails Dog Walking Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Stella St. Claire
  • Narrated by: Machelle Williams
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

Olivia Rickard would kill to keep everything just the way it is. Changing the status quo has always been disastrous for Olivia, and now everything is changing at once.... What Olivia needs is a distraction, and she’s found one in stumbling upon Yvette Dunn dead in her coffee food truck - drowned in a vat of fresh coffee. Olivia starts out as an unlucky bystander to the crime, but she’s forced to dig in deeper when it looks like her sister could be involved in Yvette’s death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cozy Mystery

  • By kelly lauffenburger on 03-20-18

I expected more.

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

The Story
I adore cozy mysteries and dogs so when I saw the title I was excited to check out Barking Up The Wrong Bakery. Unfortunately, it did not live up to my expectations. I found the MC, Olivia, to be annoying. She is avoiding a proposal from her boyfriend, Andrew, but at the same time, she gushes about have great he is and how lucky she is. I get that she has commitment issues but it was overkill. As far as the story itself goes, I enjoyed and I was surprised by the reveal of the killer. It was a bit confusing listening to the MC Olivia listen to an audiobook mystery at the same time this story was happening. It was hard to differentiate between the two until you got the other MC's name, Rose.

The Narration
Machelle Williams did a great job with the story and its characters. She gave a unique sound to each person. I would like to hear other audiobooks by her.

  • Deadly Shadow

  • A Paranormal Suspense Thriller (The Assassin Chronicles, Book 1)
  • By: Kim Cresswell
  • Narrated by: Robin Siegerman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Consumed with grief over the tragic death of her husband, FBI Agent Victory McClane is obsessed with finding Ohio's serial killer, "The Wrapper". When another young woman turns up dead and the victim is linked to Derrick Lynn, son of the secretary of defense, Victory finds Derrick has all the right answers and is a little too helpful. Derrick has a secret: He's a government assassin who uses his unusual paranormal skills to eliminate targets. Determined to keep his own secrets buried, he offers to help find the Wrapper. But can Victory trust him?  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good start to series

  • By Deborah on 08-11-18

Such a unique paranormal suspense thriller.

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

The Story
I love a suspenseful paranormal thriller and that is just what Kim Cresswell delivered. Grizzly Murders✔ Serial Killer✔ Female Heroine✔ Fast moving plot✔

The Narration
Robin Siegerman did a phenomenal job with the characters in this story. The ending was so intense that I felt the fear, anger, and heartache of Agent Victory McClane. Siegerman nailed it!

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  • Rise of the Sea Witch

  • Unfortunate Soul Chronicles, Volume 1
  • By: Stacey Rourke
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Marz
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21

Born Princess Vanessa of Atlantica, the ambitious young royal was one of two children born to the great King Poseidon. She and her brother, Triton, were groomed from birth to rule. Yet only one would ascend that coveted throne. While carefree Triton flits through his training with a cavalier demeanor and beguiling charm, Vanessa’s hunger for her father’s acceptance drives her to push herself to the limits of magic and to combat to become a leader worthy of her people. When war against the humans ravages their once regal kingdom, political sides are chosen. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Rise of the Sea Witch

  • By Briana Cook on 10-20-18

Fantastic narration and sound effects.

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

The Story
We all know the story of Ariel in The Little Mermaid. I had preconceived notions about Vanessa going in. But as her story unfolded, I couldn't help but trumpet her cause. In a way only Rourke can she weaves and turns the tide so that the villain is the one you find yourself championing behind. I will never look at The Little Mermaid the same way.

The Narration
I was blown away by Tiffany Marz's performance. I say performance because she didn't simply read the story and add creative accents. Marz made this an Oscar-worthy performance! She brought the entire cast and story to life and enhanced it with her beautiful narration and sound effects. Bravo Tiffany Marz.

  • The Mystery of Hollow Inn

  • Samantha Wolf Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Tara Ellis
  • Narrated by: Tara Ellis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Twelve-year-old Samantha Wolf, and her best friend Ally, are excited to spend part of their summer break in the mountains of Montana. But unbeknownst to them, Hollow Inn is bathed in mystery and legend. After arriving, they soon discover that things are not going well for Sam's Aunt and Uncle, who own the Inn. There's vandalism, ghostly sightings and rumors of lost treasures. Determined to help, Sam and Ally embark on a challenging journey to discover the truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Children's Mystery

  • By CuteAsADaisy on 03-28-18

Very Nancy Drew!

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

What a fun and suspenseful tale! Tara Ellis has begun a fantastic middle grade to YA series perfect for the mystery lover. I cannot wait to see what over legends and mysteries this pair solve.

Ellis also narrators this story and while it started off like she was simply reading a story I can honestly say her performance got better as the story continued. She definitely has talent.

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  • The Hunted

  • Hunter Circles Series, Book One
  • By: Jessica Gunn
  • Narrated by: Shannon Condon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21

I'm Krystin Blackwood, and I've only ever been good at one thing: killing demons of Darkness. But at 24, I'm about to face my toughest challenge yet: shifting from working alone to joining a team of three other Hunters. Newbie Hunters. They don't know their magik, they barely know their place in the world, and when they find out the secrets I've been carrying, they'll definitely decide it's safer if they don't know me. But unfortunately for them - and me - Darkness has other plans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New Urban Fantasy Series

  • By KRLGA @Smada's Book Smack on 10-28-18

Great start to the series.

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

The Hunted is my first look at author Jessica Gunn. Gunn did a fantastic job at world building and character development. The Hunted is fast-paced, non-stop action from page one. The MC, Krystin, is a total badass! I like that the author included two POVs so that I got into Ben's head as well. With him being such a huge part of the storyline this was needed. The tension and drama of the story are palpable and kept me on the edge of my seat. The ending left me wanting more!

The narrator,Shannon Condon, did a great job of bringing the story to life and sucking me into the world.

  • You Can Lead a Horse to Murder (Secrets of Sanctuary Cozy Mysteries) (Volume 1)

  • By: Tara Meyers
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Spirited Ember Burns is led back home to open her own veterinary practice, and her first client lands her in the middle of a murder mystery. When the evidence points to the horse as the cause of death, she vows to protect him. But horses don't talk and neither do the dead, so Ember has to rely on her intelligence and instinct to get to the truth. A truth buried under layers of small-town secrets. Some that are big enough to get you killed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story!

  • By Jan M on 11-06-18

A funny mystery!

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

Reviewed: 10-25-18

Cozy mysteries are quickly becoming my go to read or listen when I am in the mood for a light mystery. Tara Meyers' You Can Lead a Horse to Murder is a laugh out loud mystery. While it sounds like a contradiction, it's accurate. Let me explain. There is a murder in the small quiet town of Sanctuary hence the mystery aspect. But between the high jinks of a labradoodle and MC Ember's quick tongue and sass, the seriousness of the book is lightened and actually works quite well together. This audiobook is the first of Tara Meyers' work that I have had the pleasure of listening to but she is definitely going on my TBR list. Tara creates a beautiful small town setting with endearing characters in her Secrets of Sanctuary series.

Cris Dukehart is fantastic as the narrator bringing the story to life through my speakers. She nails Ember's personality in her delivery.

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  • The Vesik Series: Books 1-3

  • Vesik Series Box Set
  • By: Eric Asher
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 28 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,130

This omnibus collection includes Days Gone Bad, Wolves and the River of Stone, and Winter's Demon. That's three complete novels of Damian's dark, gritty, and occasionally hilarious urban-fantasy adventures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Never a dull moment.

  • By Troublemer on 01-21-17

Phenomenal

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

Eric Asher is phenomenal! The Vesik Series is spectacular! I steamrolled through the first 3 books in the series. The collection has it all; action, suspense, carnage, strategic battles, and even a smidge of romance. The MC, Damian Vesik, is a snarky badass necromancer. I love any dialogue that he is a part of.

The narrator, William Dufris, was perfect. He brought this story leaping through my speakers. I vividly saw the story like a motion picture.

I love the series and narrator so much that I just snagged books 4-6. The series is addictive. I feel like I know the characters and am right there in the fray with them.

  • Cash Kills

  • Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: Nanci Rathbun
  • Narrated by: Kieren Calland Metts
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Adriana Johnson inherited millions from her murdered parents - who lived like the working poor and never had 'enough'. She hires PI Angelina Bonaparte to find the sources of the money. When Angie arrives to interview the parents' attorney, Herman Petrovitch, he is missing, but his secretary Dragana is there - lying dead on the office floor, with her head blown off. Homicide detective - and Angie's boyfriend - Ted Wukowski cautions her against getting involved in the murder investigation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good mystery.

  • By cosmitron on 05-02-18

I cannot get enough of PI Angie Bonaparte!

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

Nanci Rathbun has quickly become one of my new favorite authors! The Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries is definitely in my
Top 10 favorite mystery audiobooks. I am hooked. Angie is smart, sexy, witty, and sassy. I strive to be her when I am in my 50's.

Cash Kills is a smartly written, complex murder mystery with several jaw-dropping layers to the story. When Adriana Johnson's parents are found murder execution style in the local store, her world turns upside down. Adriana learns of multiple secret bank accounts totaling in the millions and asks PI Angie Bonaparte to investigate where the funds originated from. This leads Ang down a dangerous path into Bosnian war crimes and more.

This fast-paced, edge of your seat story is brought to life by narrator Kieren Calland Metts. Metts imbodies Angelina Bonaparte. She navigates the complex story and its characters flawlessly.

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