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  • Some Can See

  • A Northern Michigan Asylum Novel
  • By: J.R. Erickson
  • Narrated by: Allyson Voller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

On a sunny August morning in 1935, 13-year-old Sophia Gray finds her friend Rosemary wandering in the woods. Rosemary’s yellow dress is tattered and her eyes are vacant and glassy. She beckons to Sophia, desperate to show her something. In an abandoned cabin, beneath a tattered blanket, Sophia discovers Rosemary’s body. It was not Rosemary who led her there, but Rosemary’s ghost. Twenty years later, Sophia finds herself trapped in the sprawling Northern Michigan Asylum for the Insane, in the hands of a malevolent doctor who preys on patients who exhibit paranormal abilities.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting read

  • By Jan on 08-17-19

Total mind warp!

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

Reviewed: 08-13-19

Some Can See weaves the past and present into a truly twisted, haunting tale that is a total mind warp. I am still trying to wrap my head around it all. To be honest it took several chapters for me to get into the story. With the author floating between multiple decades and several POV's it was a bit confusing and I was unsure where she was going with the story. However, around Chapter 10 or so it all came together and I was hooked. Erickson is a genius to have pulled this off.

The narrator, Allyson Voller, lends a unique voice to each character and took me on an emotional ride.

  • The Dollhouse Asylum

  • By: Mary Gray
  • Narrated by: Noelle Hensler
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

When the world is breaking all someone wants is safety. A virus that had once been contained has returned, and soon no place will be left untouched. But when 18-year-old Cheyenne wakes up in Elysian Fields-a subdivision cut off from the world and its monster-creating virus-she is thrilled to have a chance at survival. At first, Elysian Fields-with its beautiful houses and manicured lawns-is perfect. Teo Richardson, the older man who stole her heart, built it so they could be together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I recommend this book.

  • By MSC on 11-22-17

Total Mind Warp!

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

Reviewed: 06-27-19

The Story
The Dollhouse Asylum is a total mind warp. With undertones similar to Hitchcock and King, author Mary Gray has delivered a twisted, psychological, thriller. It is not for the faint of heart. The villain, Teo, is intelligent, dashing, and crazy all rolled into one. He kidnaps 14 students and deposits them into his Eden, which he calls Elysian Fields. Here he pairs the teenagers into "couples" in a twisted attempt at recreating Shakespearian tragic love stories. The final piece to his plan is Cheyenne; Teo's Persephone and MC of the story. Cheyenne is a naive introvert and at first, goes along with his perversion. But when Teo has the couples "proving their worth" and killing those who do not, Cheyenne wises up. I am not a fan of a weak female character but Cheyenne transformed from a fragile caged bird into a war eagle. This fast paced, white knuckle read left me holding my breath waiting for the next couple to fall.

The Narrator
To be honest, Noelle Hensler did not start off great as the narrator. The audio sounded as if she reading me a story. I will say that as the story progressed she did improve, however, I thought she could have put more emotion into the story. Thankfully it is a well-written story or I may have lost interest.

  • ToxiCity

  • The Georgia Davis PI Series, Book 3
  • By: Libby Fischer Hellmann
  • Narrated by: Beth Richmond, Derek Shetterly
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

When three bodies turn up in rapid succession, all in landfills or waste disposal dumpsters, rookie cop Georgia Davis is drawn into the investigation. Teaming up with her detective boyfriend Matt and his friend, Detective Sergeant John Stone, Georgia must work out who's responsible for the killings, but there's little evidence to go on. The case also tests the strength of Georgia's relationship with Matt - complicating the situation is the daughter of a real estate mogul, who also happens to have her eye on Matt. Who's behind these gruesome killings?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tight, Gritty Grip on All Kinds of Melee

  • By Espanolish on 10-08-16

Total Mind %&$#

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

Reviewed: 06-19-19

Toxicity was a total mind ****! The past comes back to haunt the developer, architect, and others involved in a land development deal from the 70's in this suspenseful, intense story from Libby Fischer Hellmann. Toxicity is one of the most complex stories I have delved into in a while and I loved it.


Narrators Beth Richmond and Derek Shetterly do a fantastic job of bringing this one to life.

  • Doubleback

  • The Georgia Davis P.I. Series #2
  • By: Libby Fischer Hellmann
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

Doubleback, the sequel to the acclaimed Easy Innocence, reunites PI Georgia Davis with video producer Ellie Foreman. The two women track leads from Northern Wisconsin to an Arizona border town, where illegal immigrants, smuggled drugs, and an independent contractor called Delton Security come into play. Georgia and Ellie go to great lengths to find the truth, and Georgia discovers that you can cross a line, but sometimes you have to double back.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • "Money can't buy happiness but it sure is a start"

  • By Norma Miles on 06-07-16

Georgia is BADA**

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

Reviewed: 06-19-19

Wow. Doubleback weaves the drug cartel, illegal immigrants, money laundering, kidnapping, and plot twists into a captive page turner.

Georgia Davis goes above and beyond to solve a child's kidnapping case but as she delves deeper into the case she just finds more secrets and more people involved. And we get to see the badass side of Miss Davis. This installment is my favorite in the series thus far.

The narrator was fantastic. She had quite the cast to pull off too. I hope she continues to narrate future books.

  • Picture Perfect Murder

  • A Ryli Sinclair Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Jenna St. James
  • Narrated by: Shoshannah Kramer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Hold on to your seats as hilarious and talented cozy mystery author, Jenna St. James, takes you on the ride of your life! You’ll laugh, you’ll cringe, you may even scream during this rollicking romp through the town of Granville, Missouri. Ryli Sinclair had no idea that moonlighting as a forensic photographer for the Granville Police Department would put her directly in the path of a crazed killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A GREAT Cozy Mystery Series!!!!

  • By Jessica King on 06-22-19

I adore Ryli Sinclair!

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

Reviewed: 06-09-19

This is my first title from Jenna St. James and I must say I adore the Ryli Sinclair series and look forward to reading about more of her hijinks. The secondary characters steal the show in this one; especially Aunt Shirley. The old gal was a hoot! Picture Perfect Murder is a laugh out loud, cozy mystery and I definitely recommend it.

The narrator, Shoshannah Kramer, is a perfect Ryli and really brought the character out. Her male narration left a bit to desired but all in all, I enjoyed the narration.

  • Easy Innocence

  • The Georgia Davis PI Series, Book 1
  • By: Libby Fischer Hellmann
  • Narrated by: Beth Richmond
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

When pretty, smart Sara Long is found bludgeoned to death, it's easy to blame the man with the bat. But Georgia Davis - former cop and newly-minted PI - is hired to look into the incident at the behest of the accused's sister, and what she finds hints at a much different, much darker answer. It seems the privileged, preppy schoolgirls on Chicago's North Shore have learned just how much their innocence is worth to hot-under-the-collar businessmen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Corruption, Greed, and Prostitution …

  • By Snoodely on 11-09-16

A view of the shadier side of suburbia.

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

Reviewed: 06-04-19

Hellmann delves into the shady side of suburbia in Easy Innocence. This murder mystery weaves multiple complex plots in one large explosive ending. The characters are well defined and portrayed nicely by narrator, Beth Richmond.

  • The Wonkiest Witch

  • Wonky Inn, Book 1
  • By: Jeannie Wycherley
  • Narrated by: Kim Bretton
  • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Alfhild Daemonne has inherited an inn. And a dead body. Estranged from her witch mother, and having committed to little in her 30 years, Alf surprises herself when she decides to start a new life. She heads deep into the English countryside, intent on making a success of the once popular inn. However, discovering the murder throws her a curve ball. Especially when she suspects dark magick. Additionally, a less than warm welcome from several locals persuades her that a variety of folk - of both the mortal and magickal persuasions - have it in for her.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Jan on 08-11-19

Great start to the series

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

Reviewed: 05-24-19

The Wonkiest Witch, Wonky Inn Book 1 was my intro to author Jeannie Wycherley and I adored it. Filled with quirky, dare I say wonky, characters, the cozy little mystery was filled with suspense and mystery. The ending was certainly a surprise to this reader!

The MC, Alfhild Daemonne, was brilliant and the narrator, Kim Bretton, lent a fantastic voice to her. I do love a smashing British accent! I look forward to checking out other titles narrated by Kim.

  • Friction

  • The Frenzy Series, Book 4
  • By: Casey L. Bond
  • Narrated by: Amanda Billings
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

A cure has been found for both the Infection and Vampirism, and Porschia Grant must take this news out of the colony. Between her friends volunteering to go with her and a well-planned route, the first journey should be easy. But when they make it to Mountainside, things are strange. The people are frightened of female night-walkers and won't say why. When the excursion takes a wrong turn, Porschia's friends make a decision that will impact the rest of their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Killing me softly

  • By Lynn Shaw on 05-22-19

Killing me softly

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

Reviewed: 05-22-19

Have mercy! Casey Bond is killing me softly! Between the death and destruction, this installment hit me hard. I saw a new side to both Porchia and Mercedes. My girl Porchia is RUTHLESS when need be. Mercedes true colors came through and I find that I don't like her much.

This series as a whole is fantastic. I highly recommend it.

Amanda Billings has done a great job on the series as its narrator.

  • Omega

  • Mackenzie Grey: Origins Series, Book 4
  • By: Karina Espinosa
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

Bodies drained of blood are scattered around New York City. With a serial killer on the loose, Mackenzie Grey is obsessed with solving the murders. She dives into her work at the Supernatural Investigative Unit to forget about the events that dismantled her Pack a year ago. When the killer makes Kenz the target, she falls down the rabbit hole and discovers she has a lot more to do with these murders than she realized.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intense

  • By Lynn Shaw on 05-22-19

Intense

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

Reviewed: 05-22-19

This series just gets better with each installment! While Omega is the final chapter in the Mackenzie Grey Origins Series, it is also the most complex with Mackenzie trying to solve a string of murders while attempting to rebuild bridges burned with old friends. I have enjoyed the journey with these characters. Karina Espinosa is definitely one of my one-click authors now!

  • Fraud

  • The Frenzy Series, Volume 5
  • By: Casey L. Bond
  • Narrated by: Amanda Billings
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Every curse has a beginning. Every curse has an end. But no curse is fulfilled without sacrifice. Someone has been lying to Porschia Grant, someone she loves. And the secrets withheld might spell disaster for her and the world. Much like curses, lies can hurt. They can ruin everything. When everything falls apart, is happily ever after even a possibility? Hunger is deceitful. Fraud is the fifth and final audiobook of The Frenzy Series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hot mess party of one

  • By Lynn Shaw on 05-22-19

Hot mess party of one

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

Reviewed: 05-22-19

This is my favorite series from Casey L. Bond. It weaves in multiple genres to a gripping story of love, loss, magic, and so much more. I don't want to spoil the story but someone important to the MC dies in this book and it devastated me. I was pulling for this person. Despite glaring flaws, I needed this person to get a happily ever after. I am a hot mess and must pull myself together before I can move on the final book in the series.

Again the narrator, Amanda Billings, did a phenomenal job!