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  • Household Hacks: 150+ Do It Yourself Home Improvement & DIY Household Tips That Save Time & Money

  • By: Ace McCloud
  • Narrated by: Joshua Mackey
  • Length: 2 hrs and 20 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

Hacks are wonderful shortcuts and clever tricks to make things much easier in your life. These household hacks are innovative solutions to many of the problems you may face on a regular basis at home. Some will appear completely logical to you, while others will seem utterly counter-intuitive. However, they all are marvelously effective! This audiobook covers all kinds of "hacks" to make your home a better place to hang out. You won't need a chemistry lab to make the non-toxic cleaning solutions that are described in detail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • lots of useful hacks in this audio book

  • By Penelope Warner on 05-11-16

Fantastic Hacks for Everyday Living!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-16

Hacks are all the rage these days, and "Household Hacks" is a great example of why! But, you don't need to search any farther for well over 150 hacks that you will come back to every day. From cleaning with non-toxic, make-it-yourself cleaning solutions to reducing your household expenses, this book has it all. Egg carton jewelry boxes! Best way to clean and sanitize sponges! Making laundry detergent in ice cube trays! Yes . . . and much, much, much more! I am a hack hound, and there were many that I had never heard of before. "Household Hacks" is full of solid, practical advice that you'll wonder how you did without.


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  • Towers

  • By: Blaine Hart
  • Narrated by: Jason Damron
  • Length: 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

The barbarians have destroyed the last three armies of the king and they are amassing at the southern border. The king is forced to make a risky decision and follow the advice of the ancient seer and give a skilled but young captain in the army full control of the last of his forces. Kelyk is young and skilled; some would call him blessed. But he had no idea the horrors he would face when he accepted the task from the king.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another great adventure story

  • By Penelope Warner on 06-07-16

A Towering Fantasy Tale!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-30-16

I was drawn into the fantasy story "Towers" from the start, and it held my attention throughout! It had everything you would hope for in this type of story . . . the young, brave commander; the older, wiser general; a wizard; a witch; brave troops. As Kellig, the young commander, leads his troops into a situation where they are clearly outmanned, Kellig uses his smarts to devise a strategy that you can only hope will pan out. Not only does it work, but the victory is used to inspire a nation, its people and, most surprisingly, the very people who had once been considered the enemy. "Towers" is a terrific book which I highly recommend!

  • Writing Fantasy

  • The Top 100 Best Strategies for Writing Fantasy Stories
  • By: Blaine Hart
  • Narrated by: Joshua Mackey
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

Writing fantasy stories is a fun and exciting way to really put your creative skills and imagination to the test and bring your readers into an exciting and enchanting world of your own making. Not only is writing fantasy fun, but millions of people love reading it! If your story is good enough, you might even find yourself published. Like writing any genre of fiction, fantasy writing is a craft and requires a great deal of practice and precision to get it right.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I'm either blind or just not the author's friend

  • By Heriberto Valle on 08-24-16

"Inspired to give Fantasy Writing a try!"

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-29-16

I was blown away by the amount of information presented in this book. From practical hints about your writing space and limiting distractions, to describing suspension of belief and developing the story line and characters, this book has it all. It would be a valuable resource not only for someone who wants to be a fantasy writer, but also for anyone who wants to be a writer period. The author does not promise the moon but instead describes the hard core set of skills needed to succeed. Considering the age that we live in, I was also glad to hear the author talked about some tech resources that can be used to the actual process of writing. Other genre specific items that are covered include: being able to get your audience to suspend belief, coming up with interesting and sometimes new terminology to describe things, and thinking up names for your often unbelievable characters. Before reading this book I might have wondered if I was brave enough to give it a try. Now I think . . . why not?