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  • Noah

  • Brothers in Blue Series, Book 3
  • By: Simone Carter
  • Narrated by: Lissa Blackwell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Jenna Harris is a wedding planner who doesn’t believe in fairytales...at least not for her. When police officer Noah Baker comes on the scene, she begins to wonder if she’s been mistaken. But there's no time for romance, even if she wanted it. Jenna took custody of her half-brother, Lucas, after the death of her father and stepmother. Now she’s busy launching her business and raising him at the same time. But something's going on with Lucas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Story!

  • By Shannon G on 03-23-19

Another Great Story!

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

Reviewed: 03-23-19

This is book three in the series but you don't have to read the other two to appreciate and enjoy this one. I loved the other two and now this one! This is a great series. It has romance, suspense, action and plenty of steam. This isn't a long listen but Simone Carter packs it full. The characters are great and the storyline well done. The narration was well done. I've listened to Lissa Blackwell narrate all three books and she has grown in her narration. Although she still sounded like she was in a room too big with nothing to "collect" sounds. It's better than the last book but still there. Overall, an entertaining listen that I will be recommending to my friends.

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  • Occupational Hazards: The Blue-Collar Omnibus

  • By: Geoff Sturtevant
  • Narrated by: John McLain, Jonathan Sleep, Steven Jay Cohen, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

A collection of absurdist and thought-provoking stories from the author's Return to the Dirt, Just Speculating, and more, including unreleased, exclusive, audio-only content! Performed by a cast of award-winning and Audie® nominated narrators. Fans of the macabre, dark humor, and cerebral thrillers are guaranteed a good listen. Occupational Hazards is an unflinching ride through the absurdity of it all. Existentialism, absurdism, and outlandish humor merge with ordinary, workaday life for a truly unique perspective of the human experience. Not recommended for the faint of heart or easily offended. But if meaty stories are what you're after....We hope you're hungry.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Bologna has a first name . . .

  • By Ray Johnson on 07-20-18

Wonderfully Crazy Collection!!

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

Reviewed: 03-23-19

This is a collection of nine stories that will entertain you in a crazy and out of this world way! Another reviewer referred to this collection as being something from Tales from the Crypt and I agree but I'll also add the Twilight Zone to that! Leave your expectations at the door with this collection! Each story is well written with great characters. There is some colorful language used, just to warn those who are offended by cursing. The narrations are well done except for one story. The narrator didn't give the characters their proper accent, for whatever reason. However, the overall performances really help the stories to come to life and thoroughly entertain you for quite a few hours. Well worth your time if you enjoy stories that'll blow your expectations of short stories out the window! Loved it and will look forward to more from this author.

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  • The Ultimate Tutorial for Generating Passive Online Income

  • Best Ways to Create Online Business and to Start Earning Money Online and from Home
  • By: Anthony Johnson
  • Narrated by: Kyle Wright
  • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Are you tired of the nine-to five hectic lifestyle? Discover the best passive-income strategies that everyday people are using to take back control of their time and make the most of their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Guide for Beginners

  • By Shannon G on 03-23-19

Excellent Guide for Beginners

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

Reviewed: 03-23-19

This is an excellent book for those looking to set up a passive income. Where Anthony Johnson doesn't go in great detail he does give enough information to get you started. There's plenty of information in this book but mainly for those just starting to think about an extra income. The narration is done well. Kyle Wright speaks clearly and reads at a nice pace. If you are thinking about what you could do to boost your income, give this book a chance.

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  • Man-Eater

  • The Terrifying True Story of Cannibal Killer Katherine Knight
  • By: Ryan Green
  • Narrated by: Steve White
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

 

On February 29, 2000, John Price took out a restraining order against his girlfriend, Katherine Knight. Later that day, he told his coworkers she had stabbed him and that if he were ever to go missing, it was because Knight had killed him. The next day, Price didn’t show up for work. A coworker was sent to check on him. They found a bloody handprint by the front door, and they immediately contacted the police. The local police force was not prepared for the chilling scene they were about to encounter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting

  • By timj26 on 02-26-19

A Twisted Tale Ending in Horror

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

Reviewed: 03-23-19

Another twisted and horrifying tale told by the master of true crime. I have listened to several of Ryan Green's works and this one is equally as well done as the others. This is about Katherine Knight but really it's about her and her mother. Whether you want to or not, you can't help but feel some sympathy for Katherine but not her mother. Due to the life path her mother chose Katherine was subjected to cruelty no one should have to endure. Her impressionable years were filled with cruelty, abuse (sexual, psychological, physical) and twisted morals. Unfortunately, these circumstances made Katherine into the woman she became. Someone who knew no boundaries, had no moral compass and was abusive herself towards others. This is fact mixed with conjecture but done in a way that is quite believable. You can imagine this family being or saying what is written. I appreciate Ryan Green's storytelling and making such terrible and horrifying events/people manageable to listen to. The narration is excellently done. Steve White has a nice voice. He managed to really pull the listener in by giving the various voices their own distinction and emotions. Overall, a truly horrifying and gripping tale of a twisted family in Australia.

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  • Stars & Ashes

  • The Saoirse Saga, Book 1
  • By: Teagan Kearney
  • Narrated by: Apryl Renee West
  • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Kia stands alone against an intergalactic empire. With everything she loves destroyed, she wants revenge. When invading forces annex the planet Emankora, Kia’s family is murdered, and she is sentenced to slavery in the asteroid mines. Surviving the harsh treacherous conditions takes grit and tenacity, but when the emperor’s son tours the facility, she inadvertently saves his life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Sci-Fi Adventure

  • By Shannon G on 03-22-19

A Sci-Fi Adventure

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

Reviewed: 03-22-19

This Sci-Fi adventure will grab you from the beginning and not let go till the end. I'm not a big Sci-Fi listener but this book was a great listen. It's well written and the characters nicely developed. The story has plenty of action, adventure, and some suspense which Teagan Kearney weaves together wonderfully giving the listener four hours of great entertainment. The narration was lacking to me. I felt the voices were okay but not that distinctive and the emotions weren't as apparent as they could be. It didn't stop me from listening to the end but I think a better narration would have this book a five star all the way. Overall, if you enjoy Sci-Fi stories then you should give this a try.

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  • Night at Key West

  • A Simon Wolfe Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Craig A. Hart
  • Narrated by: Tom Jordan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

When private investigator Simon Wolfe is hired to follow his friend’s wife under suspicion of adultery, he could never have guessed it would lead him into a friendship with the world’s leading writer, Ernest Hemingway. Nor could he have predicted the strange and disturbing twists the investigation would take. The case accelerates quickly when the wife is found murdered in a Key West hotel and discovered to have a secret life. But that revelation is downright boring as the plot thickens with increasingly bizarre revelations, capped off with a macabre ending no one saw coming.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story

  • By Myrna on 03-19-19

A Great Mystery

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

Reviewed: 03-22-19

This is a mystery set back in the late 20's to early 30's. Add in Earnest Hemmingway and you have a great story with some twists. I love Hemmingway and to get a glimpse into his life (even in another's words) was great. I loved the old school feel the book gave and the mix of fact and fiction was well done. The narration was well done. Tom Jordan has a nice voice and read at a good cadence. His character voices were great and the emotions prevalent. Overall, an excellent and entertaining four hours. I will be keeping an eye out for this author in the future.

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  • Vegas or Bust

  • An Aggie Underhill Mystery
  • By: Michelle Ann Hollstein
  • Narrated by: Michael Carr
  • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

With bleached blonde hair piled on top, an oversized pocketbook to match every outfit, Aggie’s ready to have some Las Vegas fun. Desperate to escape her two unwanted house guests visiting from England, Aggie accepts a wedding invitation for a couple whom she’d met on a cruise. Selfishly, she pawns her guests off on her daughter and forgets that the Thanksgiving holiday is just days away.     

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Aggie Underhill Rocks!

  • By Shannon G on 03-22-19

Aggie Underhill Rocks!

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

Reviewed: 03-22-19

Another fun adventure for Aggie and her cohorts. This is another well written crazy journey for Aggie Underhill. I love this character and her friends! The three of them take the reader on a fun trip to Vegas...let the fun begin! This was a fun listen and I quite enjoyed listening to it. I love Aggie and look forward to any book dealing with her. The narration was good. I would have like more difference between the voices but it didn't take away from the story. A great and entertaining listen if you enjoy cozy mysteries. I love Aggie Underhill and if you give this book a chance, so will you!

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  • Through the Psyche of Ambrosia, Part 2

  • Worlds Beyond Scripture, Book 2
  • By: Byron Fortin
  • Narrated by: John Joseph Rogers
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

Journey with Ambrosia through an evening of fantastical ravishments as the residents of the Nebula celebrate their most sacred of days, Samhain, in this second installment of the Worlds Beyond Scripture series. Can the seductive Regina solve the riddle of the mystifying written words that haunt Ambrosia and echo through his soul, or will the night of thinnest veil propel him further down the spiral of madness to a complete breakdown of his reality?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Long Winded

  • By Shannon G on 03-22-19

Long Winded

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

Reviewed: 03-22-19

This is book two and I'll warn you now, it is quite long winded. The author has mastered the art of purple prose and he uses it from beginning to end. Amazingly, this is not the end of the story! Will I listen to the next book? Most likely, just to see how it ends but I am truly hoping the author cuts way back on superfluous wording. If this had happened for this book then it probably would have been only five to seven hours instead of eleven. The writing is well done, Byron Fortin has an impressive vocabulary but sometimes one word is better than six for the same thing. The narration is done excellently and it is the narration which had me tolerating the excessive descriptions. John Joseph Rogers keeps the voices the same from book one and really makes this listening experience bearable. Overall, you have to listen to book one before listening to this one and if you liked or could tolerate book one then possibly give this one a chance.

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  • Through the Psyche of Ambrosia: Part I

  • Worlds Beyond Scripture: Book 1
  • By: Byron Fortin
  • Narrated by: John Joseph Rogers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Meet Ambrosia as he is invited by a wealthy philanthropist to leave behind his life of general obscurity, safely sheltered from society, to enter a world of intriguing characters in the city of Hartland. But if he only knew what was to come, he may have never stepped onto that plane. He soon becomes terrorized in a dream so intensely real his mind cannot seem to let go of it and is plagued by disturbing images of infatuation from another time and place. Afraid he is spiraling into madness, Ambrosia seeks out the help of those around him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Interesting and Complex Listen

  • By Shannon G on 03-22-19

An Interesting and Complex Listen

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

Reviewed: 03-22-19

This is definitely a different story! First off, this story starts on chapter three on purpose. The story itself is quite complex and not one you can do other things while listening, at least, not things which require you attention. The book is well written and the characters developed. The main complaint I have is that some of the descriptions and dialogue could have been shorter but they didn't really take away from the story. The narration was excellently done. John Joseph Rogers has a very nice voice. He speaks clearly and at a nice pace. The characters are given their own voices and emotions. He helps to bring the story to life. Overall, I enjoyed this story and look forward to the next book. This story will not be for everyone but I really enjoyed it.

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  • Accacia's Blood

  • Sisters of Hex - Accacia, Book 2
  • By: Bea Paige
  • Narrated by: Megan Green
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

After saving Rhain from an agonizing death, Accacia is determined to find her missing friend Clover and rescue her from the mysterious fae. With the assistance of her vampire knights, the group heads into the forbidden forest of Ever Vale and into a world of mystery and magic. Drawn deeper into the depths of the wood, Accacia learns what it is to have courage, to fight for the ones you love, and to know when to let them go.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book 2

  • By Zoe on 02-21-19

Book Two

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

Reviewed: 03-22-19

This is the continuation of Sisters of Hex series. This installment definitely takes you on an emotional roller coaster! If you enjoy vampire stories then you should check out this series. The stories (so far) have been well written with characters developing nicely. The narration is done well. Megan Green's voice took a bit to get used to but now I cannot really hear anyone else being these characters. She keeps the voices the same and does give them their own emotions. However, she still needs work on doing the male voices. Overall, an entertaining listen worth your time but do make sure to listen to the first book before this one and make sure you listen to the sample, what you hear is what you get, so make sure it's a fit for you.

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