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Anon Anon

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  • Trust & Treachery

  • Echoes of Sol, Book 1
  • By: Charissa Dufour
  • Narrated by: Ian McEuen
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

When space freighter pilot Calen Macleef accidentally wins Larissa “Bit” Earnest in a lucky hand of poker, his main concern is what his gruff and uncompromising brother, Jack, will say about it. Jack Macleef is the captain of the ship in a world where space travel has only recently become the norm and space piracy abounds. Painful memories of prior abuse surface for Bit as she finds herself on a freighter full of rowdy, ungentlemanly merchant marines.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Bite Size Introduction to A Space Adventure!

  • By Book Addict on 03-20-19

Compelling

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

Reviewed: 02-24-19

This book has an interesting space opera romance full of compelling plot twists.

One of the main characters, Larissa, is a sympathetic and complex person. She is passed from her owner to another man via a poker game. This transfer puts her on a spaceship full of strangers.

As the story builds, Larissa comes into her own as a strong and complex female.

This is a great start to the series.

The narration by Ian McEuen is quite good. His voice, and command of the story makes for an enjoyable audio book.






1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Traveler

  • By: Stefan Bolz
  • Narrated by: Arden Hammersmith
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19

"The Traveler" is the story of Tee, a 12-year-old girl who, every day after school, works as an apprentice in her father's black smith shop. From him she learns how to weld, forge, and make beautiful things out of ordinary pieces of steel and metal. When her dad has a stroke, and lying on his death bed, he whispers one last inaudible word to his daughter. Following it, Tee eventually discovers a notebook hidden inside his workshop. In it, she finds detailed instructions on how to build a time machine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A grieving girl time travels on a personal mission

  • By Chris Fried @ The Indie Athenaeum on 08-07-18

Incredible!

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

Reviewed: 06-23-17

The narrator brings a whole new dimension to this beautiful story.

The story itself is a jewel because the writer Stefan Bolz is a gifted storyteller.

This is an emotional and spiritual journey of a young girl wanting to reconnect with her deceased father. Definitely worth listening too.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mariposa: A Love Story

  • Children of Mariposa, Book 1
  • By: Kim Wells
  • Narrated by: Renata Friedman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

On the eve of a much-anticipated proposal, Meg is happier than she could have ever imagined. The future she sees for herself on that magical night is bright, one that's full of love and laughter and dreams finally realized. That is, until one random act of violence changes everything. Consumed by fate and forces she can't comprehend, Meg finds herself at the center of a spectral conflict that transcends life and death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engrossing Magical Realism Read!

  • By Anon Anon on 12-14-15

Engrossing Magical Realism Read!

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

Reviewed: 12-14-15

One of my favorite genres is Magical Realism. It’s difficult genre to write in, so I listened to this book hoping the author could pull it off. Well…she did!

Author Kim Wells has written an engaging story complete with likable characters. You’ll experience awe, fear, love, and wonder while listening. The writer added the right touches to draw me in.

It’s not a spoiler to tell you the main character Meg is murdered. It would be a spoiler to tell you why and how. She appears in the rest of this novel as a ghost. I thoroughly enjoyed this original, well-written book.

The narrator of this audio book adds to the enjoyment of the story. Her smooth voice and ability to adapt to the various characters makes this a pleasurable listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Contact Window

  • By: Will Swardstrom
  • Narrated by: Lanitta Elder
  • Length: 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

The inhabitants of Yeitr Prime use what they call a Contact Window to reach new worlds and civilizations. Gatr and his young lieutenant are sent on a mission to make first contact, but face a narrow chance at success. When disaster strikes will they abort the mission, or continue on in the face of danger?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Alien diplomats race to complete their mission!

  • By Chris Fried @ The Indie Athenaeum on 06-14-15

Innovative Story!

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

Reviewed: 02-09-15

An interesting approach to contact between worlds. There is a diplomatic race called the Yeitr that attempt to initiate peaceful communication via a contact window. The main characters in this short story are Gatr and Litr, partners on a diplomatic mission that is not going as planned. A lot of detail and character development is packed into this innovative Science Fiction story via the use of flashbacks. I thoroughly enjoyed this!

The narrator’s rendition of this tale is quite impressive.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Sacred Band

  • By: Janet Morris, Chris Morris
  • Narrated by: Christopher Crosby Morris
  • Length: 31 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

In 338 BCE, during the Battle of Chaeronea that results in the massacre of the Sacred Band of Thebes, the legendary Tempus and his stepson cavalry rescue 23 pairs of Theban Sacred Banders, paired lovers and friends, to fight on other days.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Story

  • By Al-Khemet Book Club on 02-02-15

Epic!

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

Reviewed: 02-04-15

Christopher Crosby Morris' narration of this epic story is perfect. His deep well-modulated voice drew me into the story. I run while listening to books, and found myself running further to hear the next part. Thankfully this audio recording is over 31 hours, enough narration for lots of runs.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Truth About Caffeine

  • By: Marina Kushner
  • Narrated by: Timothy McKean
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 185

The Truth About Caffeine exposes caffeine's darker side that scientists know but that the beverage, confectionery and pharmaceutical industries have tried to suppress. Caffeine is a highly addictive drug, does not offer any nutritional value and has not been proven safe. Epidemiological, clinical and laboratory studies link caffeine to heart disease, pancreas cancer, bladder cancer, hypoglycemia and central nervous system disorders. New and updated third edition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very informative and an easy to listen.

  • By Casanira on 10-14-14

Is Your Cup of Coffee Dangerous?

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

Reviewed: 10-27-14

This book discusses the effects of caffeine on the body. How much caffeine is too much? Or should you be ingesting any caffeine at all? This has been a controversial subject for years with numerous studies both pro and con. This author is decidedly against the overuse of caffeine. Whether you agree or not, her arguments are well formulated, concise, and not histrionic. I listened to the audio version of the book rather than reading it, and found the narrator to have a well-modulated and calm voice.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful