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  • Perses

  • Nomad Series, Book 3
  • By: K.A. Finn
  • Narrated by: Keith Michaelson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

On a mission to stop the Foundation from creating an army of cyborgs, wanted felon Brayden Sawyer is trapped far from his ship and crew in the last place he wants to be...Earth. With time running out, Bray must finish what he started. Together with Garvan and his family, Bray must escape Earth with the necessary technology to save Gryffin and stop the Foundation's evil plans. But can one man stand against the all-powerful and tyrannical Foundation? If Bray can save Gryffin, he may just have a fighting chance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Have I got an Android for you.

  • By cosmitron on 03-25-18

Short entry to the series

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

Reviewed: 07-16-17

Would you try another book from K.A. Finn and/or Keith Michaelson?

I would try another book by Ms. Finn because I'm hooked on the characters and the plot of the Nomads and how they are fighting the Federation. I also enjoy Mr. Michaelson's narration, and have actually looked for more books with his narration to add to my growing TBR Mountain.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I was disappointed in the ending as I felt it was just setting up for the next novel. The first 2 books in the series, while also setting up for other books, seemed more complete than this one. As a reader I felt that there should be more to it, or perhaps I felt disappointed that the other books were much longer in nature than this one.

What about Keith Michaelson’s performance did you like?

Mr. Michaelson's performance was stellar as always.

Could you see Perses being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Not this book per say, but the series as a whole yes. I could see some like Chris Evans or Chris Pine be a good fit for Braydon.

Any additional comments?

I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. I just hope it comes soon...

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Sacrificed to the Dragon

  • Stonefire Dragons Book 1
  • By: Jessie Donovan
  • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 986
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 903
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 904

In exchange for a vial of dragon's blood to save her brother's life, Melanie Hall offers herself up as a sacrifice to one of the British dragon-shifter clans. Being a sacrifice means signing a contract to live with the dragon-shifters for six months to try to conceive a child. Her assigned dragonman, however, is anything but easy. He's tall, broody, and alpha to the core. There's only one problem - he hates humans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hey Dragon Man!

  • By bluestategirl on 07-07-16

Human + Whiney Inner Dragon = Aggravation

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

Reviewed: 07-07-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend the print version. While the narrator did a good job with the human voices and in fact his Scottish Accents are wonderful, personally I could not take the "inner dragon voice's" constant whiney tone whenever the narrator switched to him. It reminded me too much of a middle school boy who only thinks of what he wants without thought for anyone else. That really threw my enjoyment of the novel off.

What three words best describe Matthew Lloyd Davies’s voice?

Yummy Scottish Accent

Any additional comments?

I liked the world building, the plot, the chemistry between the H/h. The struggles between the Dragons and Hunters are intriguing as well. I will probably switch to print form for the next book.

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  • Nemesis

  • Nomad Series, Book 2
  • By: K.A. Finn
  • Narrated by: Keith Michaelson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Commander Terra Rush has spent the last eight months mourning Gryffin, believing he died when his ship crashed. When he returns to her, broken and scarred from months of torture at the hands of the Foundation, it feels like a miracle - at first. His unpredictable mechanical side, reawakened by the brutality he endured as a prisoner, threatens to destroy him. He's lost the trust of the colonists. Has he lost part of himself as well?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review Nemesis

  • By Stephen Bergquist on 10-07-17

The Enemy of my Enemy is my Ally

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

Reviewed: 05-07-16

What did you love best about Nemesis?

After reading the first book in the series, I was so happy to have more Griffin, Nomads, & New Foundation. I loved all the development of the characters' relationship while not skimping on action. In addition to the characters from the first book, there were several new characters introduced that gave the story an added level of instensity. Saber is always a hoot & I loved how Mila just tells it like it is. :)

What did you like best about this story?

Griffin, Griffin, Griffin. I loved how his character developed into a more human cyborg (oxymoron phrase?). I ached for him, but was delighted in his growth into a man, friend, relative. His relationship with Terra, at first was awkward, but I was pleased to see it develop as a normal relationship in spite of the machinery, issues, etc.

Which character – as performed by Keith Michaelson – was your favorite?

Griffin! His rough growl is superb.

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

Toward the end of the story, there's a plot twist that I figured out was coming, but it still gave me a "WTF!" moment in my car.

Any additional comments?

Looking forward to the next installment. It will go near the top of my TBR mountain.

This book was offered in exchange for an unbiased review from the author via audiobookboom dot com.

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  • Ares

  • Nomad, Book 1
  • By: K.A. Finn
  • Narrated by: Keith Michaelson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 118

Gryffin was the sole survivor of The Foundation's experimental project to transform human children into hybrid cyborgs - half human, half machine. The program failed and he was sent on a one way trip into The Outer Sector where he was left for dead. He has survived for 20 years by suppressing his human emotions and embracing his machine side.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Looking Forward To Book 2!

  • By ANGIE on 08-02-15

Cyborg Space Opera

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

Reviewed: 04-21-16

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

I've not read the print verison, only the audio.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ares?

There were several memorable, pro, meh, and con.

Pro: Space Battles! Chemistry between characters. World Building. Griffin. I'm a sucker for an angsty alpha male.

Meh: Timing between sections and within sections...some of the scenes seemed too quick, while others felt too drawn out for the actions. The speed of some of the surgeries and such. It seemed like a blink of the eye that the characters would be operated on and then just as quick moving around, etc. Seemed to push the boundaries of acceptable realism.

Cons: The actions of the heroine (Terra) seemed a bit to naive for an officer, and while that does reveal a cherished innocence, it was also annoying that some of her actions were ill thought out in the grand scheme of things. The graphic inferences of the 'surgeries'. Some of the plot was a bit predictable.

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

Mr. Michaelson's rough gravelly voice for Griffin gave me shivers in a good way. He was also able to help me picture the characters more intensely in my head. The Surgeon's Voice still gives me the creeps!

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

Actions near the end of the novel between Chase and Griffin were heartbreaking, as well as Griffin's 'dreams' while in the lab.

Any additional comments?

It took about 40 or so minutes to really get hooked on the story, but after that I couldn't stop listening. While the plot did have some obvious predictability, and I have issues with the female lead's actions, overall this was a good beginning novel for what I hope to be a great series. I'm looking forward to devouring the next book! This book was gifted in exchange for an unbiased review via audiobook blast dot com.

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  • Train Station Bride: Prairie Romance

  • Crawford Family, Book 1
  • By: Holly Bush
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

1887. Debutante Julia Crawford endures a lifetime of subtle ridicule as the plump, silly daughter of a premiere Boston family. Julia strikes out on her own to gain independence, traveling to the Midwest to marry an aging shopkeeper and care for his mother. Julia finds her new home rough and uncivilized after the sophistication of a big city, while closely held secrets threaten to ruin Julia's one chance at love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique Twist to Mail Order Bride Books

  • By Lady M on 06-20-16

Sweet Mail Order Bride Romance

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

Reviewed: 01-13-16

What did you like best about Train Station Bride: Prairie Romance? What did you like least?

I liked how family was a prominent part of the story. It was sweet and tender, a refreshing change of read for me, from what I traditionally read. The H & h had good chemistry, even though it was "insta" chemistry in some respects. What I had some difficulties with was the timing of the events. Some of the things seemed to happened simultaneously, even though it should take a few days for a train ride.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

It was a short listen so some fleshing out would have made it longer and perhaps more than a sweet read.

Which character – as performed by Meghan Kelly – was your favorite?

I liked Flossie, Jake's sister. She has spunk! :)

Any additional comments?

This is a short sweet read. I overall a good way to pass an afternoon. I'll be putting the next book on my TBR Mountain. This book was given in exchange for an unbiased review. :)

  • Voodoo Moon

  • A Moon Sisters Novel: The Paranorm World Series, Book 1
  • By: June Stevens Westerfield
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Roberts
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

A sinister magic is sweeping across Nash City.... To Fiona Moon, it's just another day at work. And some days, well, they're a helluva lot worse than others. As a member of the elite Black Blade Guard, Fiona is tasked with hunting down the most dangerous paranorm criminals. To find out who is kidnapping mages and sucking the life energy from their bodies, she has to work with the one man that embodies everything she despises.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ENJOYED IT ALL THE WAY THROUGH!

  • By Annie The Audible Addict!!! on 03-03-16

Paranormal Nash

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

Reviewed: 01-13-16

Would you listen to Voodoo Moon again? Why?

I enjoyed the story and world building. It was a good beginning to what I hope to be a new favorite series. I particularly enjoyed the setting as I'm originally from Nashville. It kept me intrigued if I could figure out where the events were happening even though it was Nashville after a Cataclysm.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked Ian (the Hero). While Fiona is a good female lead, I found a few times I had to shake my head, but overall I really enjoyed Ian's personality.

Have you listened to any of Rebecca Roberts’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first performance I've listened to Ms. Roberts. Her female character voices were well done. Her male character voices were okay. They were distinct, but it would have been a nice listen if the male & female leads were two narrators, as the chapters were set up for each character's point of view.

Any additional comments?

I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. It will be a listen, just as this one was. This audiobook was offered in exchange for an unbiased review from audiobook blast dot com.

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  • The House on the Shore

  • By: Victoria Howard
  • Narrated by: Ruth Urquhart
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

Terror haunts a remote Scottish Glen. Heartbroken Anna MacDonald leaves Edinburgh to find peace at the edge of a Scottish loch. Safely ensconced in her late grandmother's cottage, she can finally heal her heart and write the novel that has burned inside her for years. Her peace is short-lived. When debonair artist Luke Tallantyre's yacht gets stranded in the loch, he seeks help at the nearest residence - Anna's croft.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The house on the shore

  • By med c on 12-27-14

Scottish Romance?

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

Reviewed: 11-06-15

Would you try another book from Victoria Howard and/or Ruth Urquhart?

I'm torn by this novel. I had high hopes, and in places, I was very engaged in the listening, but overall it had a disconnected feel to the plot. I felt I needed more connection with the main characters in general. The chemistry between the hero and heroine felt forced at times. I'm not sure if I would read something else by the author.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The most interesting aspect was the interactions between the villagers & Anna (the heroine) as well as as viewing day to day activities in Scotland. The least interesting was the "suspense" storyline. At first I couldn't understand the motivation behind the "villain" which bugged me, but I could predict the actions of the character. Overall my impression of the plot was one without flow.

Did Ruth Urquhart do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Ms. Urquhart female voices were excellent as well as the Scottish accent, however her male character voices seemed flat.

Was The House on the Shore worth the listening time?

It passed the time, but isn't a novel I would revisit.

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Fine Art of Keeping Quiet

  • By: Charity Tahmaseb
  • Narrated by: Ashley Klanac
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Sometimes staying silent is the biggest lie of all. Sophomore Jolia does the one thing no one expects from the girl who has perfected the art of keeping quiet. She joins the speech team. Jolia can't confess the real reason - not to her best friend, her new teammates, or even to crush - worthy rival Sam who offers to coach her in secret.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • facing your fears and learning more than expected

  • By Gaele on 06-29-15

Speech Team Reality TV

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

Reviewed: 10-21-15

What did you love best about The Fine Art of Keeping Quiet?

The story was well paced, thoughtful and made me laugh in several spots. It reminded me of high school and all the drama involved. It was a unique perspective of someone who has a phobia about public speaking being on the high school speech team. After reading, I need to revisit several novels mentioned in the story, just to re-experience them. :) The story had some minor movement issues in the flow, as perhaps it needed to be fleshed out a bit more, especially at the end, but overall it was a sweet, funny read. I'm looking forward to other titles by the author.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jolea (sp?) is a great character! She had some moments that I wanted to shake her, but that was perhaps coming from an older person who has a bit more experience in life.

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

Ms. Klanac was spot on in her performance! Both her male & female voices were distinct from each other and well done. :) She will be a performer to keep an eye on!

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.

  • Clutch of the Demon

  • Cursed Ancient Series Volume 1
  • By: A. P. Jensen
  • Narrated by: Beth Stewart
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Cara is a demon hunter. When she interrupts a chain of events orchestrated by a master demon, he punishes Cara by infecting her younger sister with a fatal disease. Time is running out. Desperate for a cure, Cara hears a whisper of a mystical being trapped beneath stone that may be able to help her for a price....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Demons + Dragons = Great Story!

  • By Cheri on 09-07-15

Ancients & Demons

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

Reviewed: 09-05-15

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Overall the book was an ok read. It took some time to get into the story, but the premise had an interesting appeal to me. Some of the writing felt stilted at times, and the chemistry between the H & h wasn't as "electric" as it could have been.

Would you be willing to try another book from A. P. Jensen? Why or why not?

I would be willing to listen to the next book in the series, as I'm curious as to the rest of the overall plot is unfolding.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The narrator was okay. Her male voices were differentiated from the female ones by huskiness and most of the characters had distinctive voices. Some of the scenes felt choppy in their portrayal, but I'm not sure if that was due to the narrator, the written word, or the production.

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • Pushing the Limits

  • By: Katie McGarry
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews, Tara Sands
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal. But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect

  • By Onmykindle on 12-22-12

Teen Drama

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

Reviewed: 03-03-13

What did you love best about Pushing the Limits?

MacLeod Andrew's narration.

What did you like best about this story?

The differing characters' points of view

What about MacLeod Andrews and Tara Sands ’s performance did you like?

MacLeod Andrews' growly voice as Noah. Ms. Sands's performance was okay, but was a bit girlish for me.

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

Teen love with issues.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful