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  • Ghosting

  • By: Marc Johnson
  • Narrated by: Megan Mackie
  • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

As a stay-at-home programmer living with her loving boyfriend, Mia lives a simple but good life. Like most people, she dreams, but unlike most, she has vivid dreams about her neighbors' lives. One day, she realizes that they aren't dreams - what she's been experiencing is real. Mia's able to "ghost" into anyone she chooses, take control of their body, and make them do what she wants. Frustrated by the injustice and abuse she sees around her, Mia begins using her power to try to right the wrongs she sees. But the power begins to affect Mia in ways she didn't expect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice story with a lot of twists.

  • By Athena on 05-07-18

Nice story with a lot of twists.

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

Reviewed: 05-07-18

I had no real thoughts going in on how I felt the story would turn out, I am happy to say this story shocked me with how good it was. The overall plot sounds so crazy, but once you see how thing unfold it starts to pull you into the world, and you really get to see things from the characters POV.
I love all the twists and turns, and how each character brings something to the plot, be it big or small each moment is worth hearing. The voiceover is amazing and brings the action to life, and I really enjoyed the ending of the book.
I was given this free copy in return for my honest review.

  • Hannah's Moon

  • American Journey, Book 5
  • By: John A. Heldt
  • Narrated by: Allyson Voller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

After struggling for years to have a child, Claire Rasmussen, 34, turns to adoption, only to find new obstacles on the path to motherhood. Then, she gets an unlikely phone call and soon learns that a distant uncle possesses the secrets of time travel. Within weeks, Claire, husband Ron, and brother David find themselves on a train to Tennessee and 1945, where adoptable infants are plentiful and red tape is short. For a time, they find what they seek. Then, a beautiful stranger enters their lives, the navy calls, and a simple, straightforward mission becomes a race for survival.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A+++++ 5 stars for the 5th book

  • By cps on 04-11-18

It was alright

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

This was the first book in the series for me, and Honestly I liked it to a point, but the story overall was not for me.
Some of the Characters felt flat to me, and I could not really be interested in the plot line for one reason or another. I really wanted to enjoy this more then I did but I would not likely read this again.

I got a free copy of this book in return for my honest review

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Random Acts

  • By: Franklin Horton
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 184

Teenager Amanda Castle was like a lot of people, posting pictures of her everyday life to a variety of social media sites. Not everyone who viewed her pictures was there to share in her experiences. One was there to steal her profile pictures. A terrorist in Frankfurt was desperate to please his leadership. He planned the perfect attack, one in which vulnerable people would be invited through social media to participate in a flash mob. There, the unwitting participants, thinking they were taking part in a random act of kindness, would find themselves engaged in a random act of terror.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Riviting Book

  • By Lia on 04-14-18

Interesting plot

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

Reviewed: 04-29-18

Would you consider the audio edition of Random Acts to be better than the print version?

Yes

What was one of the most memorable moments of Random Acts?

When the wrong biker is hit.

What does Kevin Pierce bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

energy, he brings personality to the story.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

not really

Any additional comments?

I got this book free in return for my honest review.

  • Anna Denning Mystery Series Box Set: Books 1-3

  • By: Karin Kaufman
  • Narrated by: Becky Doughty
  • Length: 25 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

Just days before Christmas in the mountain town of Elk Park, Colorado, genealogist Anna Denning discovers a client's body. When she starts asking questions no one wants answered, she becomes the killer's next target. Still grieving the death of her husband, Anna must draw on her wounded faith to enter a world of Wicca and witchcraft - reminders of a past she buried long ago - and discover the secret of The Witch Tree.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator :(

  • By Helen Bannon on 08-31-17

slow read with a strong christian tone

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

Would you try another book from Karin Kaufman and/or Becky Doughty?

If it was free I would try one.

What could Karin Kaufman have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Made Anna less stuck up and more grounded as a person

How could the performance have been better?

faster action, less slow and flat robotic, and more tone changes between male and female voices., the book was painful to listen too and made the already slow building story worse with the slow reading.

What character would you cut from Anna Denning Mystery Series Box Set: Books 1-3?

So far Jackson, or Anna.

Any additional comments?

This story is super slow to build, and has a strong christian tone, the mystery is flat in places and hit or miss the rest of the time. parts of the story, and nearly all three endings feel rushed in some way, and Anna is not all that interesting, most of the talk about genealogy is just that, we rarely see it for real and when we do its nothing you couldn't just learn with a little research. Yes its true the stories have something that once you look passed the flaws can be interesting and make it somewhat worth the read, however, I wish I could return it as I feel this version of it is a wast of time and money, and you would be better off just getting the text version of the books if you wish to read it.

  • Michael's Soul Mate

  • Vampires of London, Book 2
  • By: Lorelei Moone
  • Narrated by: Gethyn Edwards
  • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

Some vampires have trouble figuring out how they want to spend eternity, but playboy Michael Odell isn't one of them. He knows exactly what he wants: fine wines and beautiful women fuel his passion and he's made it his mission to sample as many of either as he can. Fate has other ideas. One night, on his way home, Michael discovers a woman lying face-down in an alley, who is losing the fight to live. There's only one way of saving her: The Ritual.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What i am a vampire?

  • By Troublemer on 06-29-17

Refreshing

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

Reviewed: 01-26-18

I really enjoyed this book, it has a refreshing look at vampire life, I love the mystery plot line mystery and the romance was well done. I also found the ending to be really good and I found the narration to be one of the nicer ones I have listened too.

I will for sure be checking out more books in this series.
I got a free copy of this book in return for my honest review.

  • The Hanged Man's Noose

  • A Glass Dolphin Mystery
  • By: Judy Penz Sheluk
  • Narrated by: Suzanne T. Fortin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Journalist Emily Garland lands a plum assignment as the editor of a niche magazine based in Lount’s Landing, a small town named after a colorful 19th-century Canadian traitor. As she interviews the local business owners for the magazine, Emily quickly learns that many people are unhappy with real estate mogul Garrett Stonehaven’s plans to convert an old schoolhouse into a mega-box store. At the top of that list is Arabella Carpenter, the outspoken owner of an antiques shop, who will do just about anything to preserve the integrity of the town’s historic Main Street.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A nice easy read.

  • By cosmitron on 06-09-18

Sweet and cozy

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

This book was good, however, I did have to reread a few chapters as the story lines got a bit too mixed up. It kind of felt like they were trying to add extra mystery to an already mysterious plot line, most were open ended or just left you at a dead in, maybe it will be cleared up in any follow up books but it is something I noticed.

The ending is good but it also felt somewhat flat for some reason, some actions by characters were just silly and unrealistic, and the whole story being handed over like a classic who done it, is a little odd with how the story line was handled up to this point in the book. I just found it a bit flat overly dramatic and somewhat unoriginal.

I do have to say the ending aside I did enjoy the story and how all the new characters were introduced I found the story has a sweet and cozy charm about it, I do wish that the town and character’s could be fleshed out a bit more then what we get in this book. I know I am interested in seeing more from this writer.

Regarding the narration, I liked it and found other then some of the male voices not having a lot of range, and some of the female tones being a little forced like being rude or angry was not something the narrater could call on at will with ease, it was good, I do love how she handled the main characters male and female, and the rumors in the town.

I got this copy for free, in return for my honest review.

  • Fallen Idol

  • Nakamura Detective Agency, Book 1
  • By: Percival Constantine
  • Narrated by: Andrea Harbin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

When a disgraced former pop star plummets to her death from her Osaka apartment, all signs paint a picture of a troubled young woman who took her own life. But once her parents hire Kyoko Nakamura to learn the truth, the private detective discovers not everything is as it seems. Kyoko's investigation will lead her into a world of drugs and prostitution, face to face with dangerous criminals, and through the seedy underbelly of Japan's music industry.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fallen Idol's can rise like a Phoenix ,will ours?

  • By Amy on 07-18-17

Nice to see strong females

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

The audiobook of this story is amazing, its twisted and full of secrets, I honestly love the singing we get at the start and bit of Japanese that is in this book, I do feel it was a bit robotic and not all the words were pronounced correctly but It is easy to over look and after some time it is hardly noticed.
Most of the women are strong and it shows a lot about the underworld and the cost of stardom. I felt the ending was a bit shocking but also not how I thought it would end.
This story is amazing and so worth the rea, and I am so happy I got the chance to check it out and can not wait to check out more from the series.

I got a free copy of this book in return for my honest review.

  • All Lies

  • By: Andrew Cunningham
  • Narrated by: Greg Hernandez
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

"I come from a long line of idiots." Those were the last words his father uttered before dying, and from what he knew of his family tree and the unfortunate end that came to so many of his ancestors, Del Honeycutt couldn't disagree. What he didn't know was that his family held dark secrets - secrets that were about to come crashing down upon him. A seemingly innocent date gone tragically wrong plunges Del into a web of murder, lies, greed, and a hidden fortune.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better then I thought it would be

  • By Athena on 01-23-18

Better then I thought it would be

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

I honestly liked this, I was not sure going in that I would, but the plot was all it said it would be, and much more, so much is going on in the story and the ending is quite good.

I think each chapter has something to offer readers and its worth a first and second read. All the main characters are interesting and each piece of the story from the history to the relationships and secrets brings something to the story, little if anything takes away from it. I will say that the narration was one of the better ones I have heard from the site, the female voices were somewhat limited but most he made work for him and overall the action was well done and I love how he made the story come alive.

I got a free copy of this book in return for my honest review.

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  • Truth Kills

  • Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries Series, Book 1
  • By: Nanci Rathbun
  • Narrated by: Kieren Calland Metts
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

Angelina Bonaparte is a force to be reckoned with. When her husband cheats on her after 25 years of marriage, she reinvents herself - trading the life of a suburban housewife for a toned body, designer duds, a cherry-red Miata, and a new career as a private investigator. Now a 50-something hottie with a kickass approach to snooping and a knack for disguise, she takes no prisoners. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoy a great Narrator and a great story.

  • By cosmitron on 02-27-18

Strong plot

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

Reviewed: 01-21-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it has a strong plot with loads of action and mystery and interesting characters.

What other book might you compare Truth Kills to and why?

Murder she wrote and the puzzle lady mysteries, strong women and good plot lines with interesting main and minor characters

What about Kieren Calland Metts’s performance did you like?

I love how smooth it was and how she switched between all the male and female voices.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

I got a free copy of this book in return for my honest review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Have Book - Will Travel

  • By: Yonatan Luzzatto, Kfir Luzzatto
  • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
  • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Max fears that his family will disapprove of his friendship with Darla, a common girl from the village outside his uncle's fortress walls. That's why they meet secretly to read together from an old book that Darla found in a dusty room near the fortress laundry where she works. They read about a lost lake and feel adventurous when they slip out of the fortress to go swimming there; but the trouble begins when they find that, in the meantime, the fortress has been sealed and they can't get back in.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun listen for YA and older!

  • By jstep on 01-22-18

amazing

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

Reviewed: 01-21-18

If you could sum up Have Book - Will Travel in three words, what would they be?

creative, wonderful, magical.

What other book might you compare Have Book - Will Travel to and why?

Narnia, they both have lots of magic and action, and a timeless air about the world like anything could happen.

What about Barbara Benjamin-Creel’s performance did you like?

I loved how smooth her change between male and female characters is, and how well she did the action, things were made clear without taking away from the story. She is also good with accents .

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not really

Any additional comments?

I had no idea what to think going in, but I am pleased with this story, its full of action and a fun plot line. I love darla\a and thing she is a good match for max, there friendship is sweet.

I love so many characters good and bad in this story its hard to pick just one, I will say that I liked the ending a lot and I really enjoyed how the souls were handled in the story.
I got a free copy of this book in return for my honest review

1 of 1 people found this review helpful