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  • Without Warning

  • By: Joel C. Rosenberg
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,075
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,079

As he prepares to deliver the State of the Union address, the president of the United States is convinced the Islamic State is on the run, about to be crushed by American forces once and for all. But New York Times foreign correspondent J. B. Collins tells the president he's dead wrong. With the Middle East on fire, the Israeli prime minister dead, and Amman in ruins, Collins fears a catastrophic attack inside the American homeland is imminent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Without Warning

  • By Susan Fryman on 07-21-17

I'm Still Trying to Process the Ending

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

Reviewed: 04-29-18

What made the experience of listening to Without Warning the most enjoyable?

Hands-Down, it was the narration.

Who was your favorite character and why?

JB Collins counterpart Israeli Mossad love interest. She is multidimensional.

Which scene was your favorite?

I'm not sure if it was my favorite, but the last scene will stick with me for a while.

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  • Blown Away

  • Three More Wishes, Book 1
  • By: Elise Sax
  • Narrated by: Angie Hickman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Journalist Millie Mossberg has four positive pregnancy tests in her purse. Four. The problem is that Cade Reed, her aggravating - and crazy hot - colleague is the father-to-be of this secret baby. She’s got to tell him about the bun in her oven, but she’s still wishing that the pregnancy tests were duds. While they cover a story about a deposed dictator, they’re trapped in a runaway hot air balloon. Will they plummet to their death? Will these friends turned lovers admit their love for each other? And most importantly, will they figure out how to have sex in a balloon basket?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Perfect Romantic Comedy

  • By DK on 04-24-18

Absolutely Perfect Romantic Comedy

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

Reviewed: 04-24-18

What made the experience of listening to Blown Away the most enjoyable?

Angie Hickman's performance made listening to Blown Away a most enjoyable experience.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Cade is my favorite character because he is absolutely clueless even after he finds out he is going to be a father.

What about Angie Hickman’s performance did you like?

I have really enjoyed listening to Angie Hickman grow as a narrator. She gets better with each performance!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book did make me chuckle a few times. However, I am not one who's ever had an extreme reaction to a book.

Any additional comments?

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  • The First Hostage

  • J. B. Collins, Book 2
  • By: Joel C. Rosenberg
  • Narrated by: David deVries
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,444
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,306

The president of the United States...is missing." With these words, New York Times journalist J. B. Collins, reporting from the scene of a devastating attack by ISIS terrorists in Amman, Jordan, puts the entire world on high alert. The leaders of Israel and Palestine are critically injured, Jordan's king is fighting for his life, and the U.S. president is missing and presumed captured.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story!

  • By Susanna on 03-03-16

I Had to Buy the Next Book Before I Finished!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

If you could sum up The First Hostage in three words, what would they be?

Frightening, action and adventure

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Absolutely! Terrorists have taken the president hostage and somehow JB Collins, journalist, is right in the thick of things. An unlikely hero, Collins somehow seems to know everything about military maneuvers, handling any sort of weapon, etc.

Which scene was your favorite?

I cannot reveal that without giving away the ending. I will save the worst scene is what JB finds in caves and cages near the end of the story.

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

USA President Taken Hostage - Time Is Running Out

Any additional comments?

There are some pretty gruesome scenes and descriptions. A lot of violence, as well.

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  • Dirty Prince

  • By: Sky Corgan
  • Narrated by: Kira Omans
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Fynn: I caught the silhouette of a woman out of the corner of my eye when I was carrying out an execution. She could have been a spy, so I had no choice but to follow her. When I cornered her in an abandoned house, I knew I had to have her. Anya: I'm just trying to survive this bloody war. When I heard men's voices on the other side of the fence, I couldn't help but be curious. The sound of gunshots sent me scurrying back to my camp. I never expected to be followed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Touching And Enduring Love In A Time Of War!

  • By ABR-Penelope on 05-03-18

Advance Copy Review

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18


In some undisclosed country, this is a modern day (I think) war romance. Anya is on the rebel side, starving but beautiful. Fynn is a prince in the conquering army. He doesn't care who Anya is or where she is from, he only knows that he needs her.

The last hour of the program is (not a spoiler if you have read the publisher summary) continuous sex – FYI

The story is fairly good – I have a hit or miss record with Skye Corgan. I will give the story 3.75 strong stars

The narration by Kira Omans is okay. Her performance of Anya is good but Fynn is a bit slow. However, if I turned the speed up (which usually helps) the cadence was off. This performance receives 3 stars.

Overall I am rating this book at 3.75 solid stars. The story was good and the steaminess was there, as well. I am a bit disappointed with the performance.

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  • Book Hits: Gripping Short Thrillers Collection

  • By: PT Reade
  • Narrated by: Jay Prichard
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

If you like gripping mysteries, thrilling action, and suspense, you’ll love this pulse-pounding collection from acclaimed author P.T. Reade. Includes the books Night Runner, Marked for Death, Private Lie, and Taken Below. Discover murder, mystery, danger, and betrayal across Los Angeles, New Orleans, and deep below New York City in this exciting series of short thrillers that readers are calling "captivating" and a "must read".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Stories Filled Intrigue and Thrills

  • By DK on 03-15-18

Brilliant Stories Filled Intrigue and Thrills

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

Reviewed: 03-15-18

Would you listen to Book Hits: Gripping Short Thrillers Collection again? Why?

Possibly. I have a lot of books in my TBR (to be read) pile. However, these would be perfect to listen to again while waiting for an appointment, picking up kids from school activities or a short road trip.

Which scene was your favorite?

The most memorable scene is the last in TAKEN. I don't think it was my favorite, but it is the one that will stick with me the longest.

Any additional comments?

This series which runs at just under 4 hours for 4 books, takes the listener all over the country and introduces 4 very different circumstances. When I * agreed to listen in exchange for my unbiased review, I was hesitant. However, once I began listening, I HAD to finish it in one sitting.

Jay Prichard Performs all of the characters seamlessly. His narration, along with the content, had me from "page 1". Prichard never disappoints.

I would recommend this series to anyone who is a fan of mystery, thrillers and detective style books. Surprisingly, there is no strong language and very little descriptions of violence. It is perfect for all audiences, in my opinion.

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  • The Prince: A Political Strategy of Niccolo Machiavelli

  • By: Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Narrated by: Carson Beck
  • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

"All states, all powers, that have held and hold rule over men have been and are either republics or principalities. Principalities are either hereditary, in which the family has been long established; or they are new. The new are either entirely new, as was Milan to Francesco Sforza, or they are, as it were, members annexed to the hereditary state of the prince who has acquired them, as was the kingdom of Naples to that of the King of Spain."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great performance! Fascinating material.

  • By Daman on 06-14-17

A Political Strategy of Niccolò Machiavelli

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

The Prince: A Political Strategy of Niccolò Machiavelli

The Prince explores different styles of principalities, individuals who have been blessed/cursed with the title and the successfulness by which their reign is judged.

This felt like a college lecture. I could easily see it fitting into a world history course. It is very detailed but not overwhelming.

The narration of Carson Beck was spot on. He is engaging, keeping the listener listen without going over the top. 4.5 stars

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  • FREE: Professional Integrity (A Riyria Chronicles Tale)

  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,459
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,601
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,589

One of the genre's favorite pairs returns in a classic fantasy short for both Riyria veterans and first-time readers. Several years have passed since the war-weary mercenary Hadrian and cynical ex-assassin Royce joined forces to start their thieves-for-hire organization better known as Riyria. Things have gone well enough for the team as they do "jobs" for various nobles throughout Elan. Usually that means stealing something, but when a young heiress asks them to steal her…well, that's a first for the pair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent short story

  • By Lore on 01-10-18

I LOVED These 'Mercenaries' I'd Trust Them

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18


These 2 books are really beyond description. Professional Integrity deals with the Princess, a werewolf and a murder for hire.

The Jester deals with how the future is determined by the choices we make now.

I encourage you to read the publisher summary on each book for more details. I do not feel that I can add anything further without spoiling.

Tim Gerard Reynolds narrates all these whimsical characters brilliantly! 5 stars

  • FREE: The Jester (A Riyria Chronicles Tale)

  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,503
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,518

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A thief, a candlemaker, an ex-mercenary, and a pig farmer walk into a trap…and what happens to them is no joke. When Riyria is hired to retrieve a jester’s treasure, Royce and Hadrian must match wits with a dwarf who proves to be anything but a fool. Difficult choices will need to be made, and in the end those who laugh last do so because they are the only ones to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short and Very Satisfying

  • By Carol on 01-29-14

A Clever and Cautionary Tale

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18


These 2 books are really beyond description. Professional Integrity deals with the Princess, a werewolf and a murder for hire.

The Jester deals with how the future is determined by the choices we make now.

I encourage you to read the publisher summary on each book for more details. I do not feel that I can add anything further without spoiling.

Tim Gerard Reynolds narrates all these whimsical characters brilliantly! 5 stars

  • What Happens at Midnight

  • By: Laura Chapman
  • Narrated by: Kay Heart
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Romantic comedy junkie Natalie lives out those fantasies in real life three New Year's Eves in a row when fate throws her together with the same handsome stranger. A heartbreaking turn of events leaves her swearing off of love, forevers, and the holidays (bah humbug). That is until the mystery man from her past reappears years later. Over a holiday season, Natalie struggles to reconcile the whimsical notions of her past with the practical sensibilities she has worked so hard to develop.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Rare 5 Star Story. I Loved It

  • By DK on 03-12-18

A Rare 5 Star Story. I Loved It

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18


To say that Natalie is reluctant to go out with her friends on New Year's Eve is an understatement. However, a certain man saves her from an unwanted advance right before midnight. The following 2 New Year's Eves, the same certain man makes it a point to be at the same bar where he originally met Natalie.

However, after being jilted, Natalie swears off of her romantic notions and focuses on her work. Several years later the mystery man reappears… What will Natalie decide to do? Continue to live life as an angry feminist or open her heart?

This is a wonderfully, sweet book. Kudos to Laura Chapman for writing a beautiful romance that is free of the current, popular trappings (graphic details.)

Kay Heart has a pretty name as well as pretty voice. She is able to capture each of the characters' essence(s). Well done!

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. I would love to listen to a book(s) by Laura Chapman that follows these characters and/or the other characters we met in What Happens at Midnight. It is a perfect set up for a series, in my opinion.

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  • Risk the Queen

  • Lennie Carson Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: MCM
  • Narrated by: Gracia Gillund
  • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Mobsters can be such drama queens sometimes. Lennie's got her work cut out for her when the case of a missing brooch leads her straight into the underbelly of Chicago mob. Booze, deceit, threats...why, between the thugs and her overbearing Uncle - remarkably similar - Lennie's got a little too much to handle. Good thing she doesn't have a tendency to fib her way into deeper trouble, just as things are looking their bleakest. Oh wait. She does!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Review copy

  • By DK on 03-12-18

Review copy

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

Risk the Queen

This is a clever and sort of lighthearted whodunit. Lennie is on the trail of a stolen brooch. She is a smart detective, even though she is a girl… Something that is not heard of in 1925.

My favorite line of the story is, "I don't lie, I lied." Lennie will do or say anything she has to to get to the bottom of things.

Gracia Gillund is a wonderful narrator. 4.5 solid stars

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