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  • The Tanks of the World Wars

  • The History of Tank Warfare During World War I and World War II
  • By: Charles River Editors
  • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
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    4 out of 5 stars 5
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    4 out of 5 stars 5

One of the most important breakthroughs in military technology associated with World War I, and certainly the one that continues to capture the public imagination, was the introduction of a war machine that came to dominate the face of land battles throughout most of the 20th century: the tank. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Superb look at a piece of History

  • By Rayc on 01-15-19

Everything you need to know

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

This is the second book I’ve read/listened to by Charles River Editors and I would listen to another.
This book has an exhaustive amount of info..from tank specifications, to military tactics, to political peoples involvement from many countries. Despite being less than a five hour listen, I think the amount of information is too much to take in at one listen. It’s a great insight into the development and use of the tank that I think has never really been expanded upon. For myself, a grandchild of those that fought in WWII, I knew of the impact the use of a tank could have, but not the reality of it.

This is the first book I’ve listened to by this narrator ( Colin Fluxman ) and I would listen to another. He read this content well and helped keep my interest.

There are no explicit sex scenes, excessive violence or swearing.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.
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  • Winds of War

  • By: Rhett C. Bruno, Jaime Castle
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 118

Full-scale rebellion rages in the south, and Sir Torsten Unger must lead the Glass Army to face it. But when a new and unfamiliar king forces Torsten to march alongside one of his fiercest rivals, he must draw on his faith to keep the army from fracturing. Whitney Fierstown continues his tutelage of the blood mage, Sora, who is desperate to get a better handle on her mysterious powers. Their journey brings them to the merchant city of Winde Port, where they seek passage to Yaolin City aboard a ship. It's smooth sailing until they realize an old nemesis is hunting them....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoying this series

  • By Jeff M. on 12-25-18

More please!

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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: 01-08-19

This is the second book I’ve read/listened to by these authors and I would jump at the chance to listen to another. The story is an epic adventure full of interesting, entertaining characters.
Torsten is as loyal to the throne as ever, his moral compass is true and his compassion rivals his fierceness. Whitney is as flippant as ever, seeming to have the worst and best luck simultaneously. Sora is a strong, self-reliant woman who can’t help but love Whitney despite his faults. The royal family are still as odd and mysterious.

This is the eleventh book I’ve listened to by this narrator ( Luke Daniels ) and I would listen to another. He really knows how to bring a story to life.

There are no explicit sex scenes, excessive swearing or gory violence.

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  • The Dragon, the Knight, and the Princess

  • By: Edward Alan Kurtz
  • Narrated by: Joel Nisbet
  • Length: 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    5 out of 5 stars 5
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

The Dragon, the Knight, and the Princess is a fun and entertaining adventure story set in a mythical kingdom long ago. The knight wants to marry the princess, the daughter of the king and the queen. One day, a giant fire-breathing dragon comes to the kingdom and burns everything. The king tells the knight that he can marry the princess, but the knight must first find the dragon and destroy it. The knight goes on a long journey to find the giant dragon, but he becomes trapped in the dragon's cave!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I like the un-conventional fairy tale ending

  • By Margaret on 01-08-19

I like the un-conventional fairy tale ending

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

This is the first book I’ve read/listened to by this author. It’s a tale appropriate for preteens and is not your typical “knight saves the village from the dragon” story. Although is is reminiscent kinda like a Grimms Fairy tale it is not a Grimms ending.
There are sound effects but they are (for a change) not overpowering. The chapter change music is awkward but it’s not horrible.

This is the first book I’ve listened to by this narrator ( Joel Nisbet ) and I would listen to another. He did a good job reading this story. His princess voice was well done.

There are no explicit sex scenes, excessive violence or swearing.

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  • Queen of the Lakes (Great Lakes Books Series)

  • By: Mark L. Thompson
  • Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

This book is an account of ships that have borne the name Queen of the Lakes, an honorary title indicating that, at the time of its launching, a ship is the longest on the Great Lakes. In one of the most comprehensive books ever written on the maritime history of the lakes, Mark Thompson presents a vignette of each of the dozens of ships that have held the title, chronicling the dates the ship sailed, its dimensions, the derivation of its name, its role in the economic development of the region, and its sailing history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of great info!

  • By Jan on 01-14-19

So much to learn from this

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-19

This is the first book I’ve read/listened to by this author and I would listen to another.
What a fantastic accumulation of knowledge, presented in a great format.

This is the first book I’ve listened to by this narrator ( Bill Nevitt ) and I would listen to another. He read this content well and did great keeping my interest.

There are no explicit sex scenes, excessive violence or swearing.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.
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  • The Phoenixes Choice

  • By: M.A. Abraham
  • Narrated by: Brian Callanan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Several surprises are waiting for Kyllan’s return. Trysuil, a Tantalarian he thought dead, is most definitely not lost to their people. The Phoenixes kept Trysuil in a state of suspended animation, until the time was right for him to rejoin his people in the future. In his position of power, he is known as the Adjudicator and answers to the Phoenixes. He serves as their judge and jury on Tantalus. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What is going to happen next?

  • By ShaSha (Lover of Audiobooks!) on 12-15-18

The story keeps evolving but does not loose anythi

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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: 01-08-19

This is the sixth book I’ve read/listened to by this author and they have all been in this series. I’m thoroughly enjoying it!!

The Tantalarians have left Mars and are returning with some of the Siren Royal Family and all the humans. The Tantalarins are expecting there to be an adjustment period when they arrive on Tantalus, but even they did not anticipate Trysuil returning. He steps into a leadership role, as well take the position of Adjudicator, and he and the Phoenixes won’t put up with malcontents or outright trouble-makers.

This is the ninth book I’ve listened to by this narrator ( Brian Callanan ) and there is now no other narrator that could do these books. He is the characters. His diverse character voices bring the stories to life. (He does female voices very well).

There are no explicit sex scenes, excessive violence or swearing.

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  • The Savageside

  • The Flipside Sagas, Book 2
  • By: Jake Bible
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Operator Trevon Cash, along with his friends, his colleagues, and an international coalition of military personnel, must fight horrific new dinosaurs, survive a landscape in constant turmoil, and somehow figure out how to get back to their time while their modern technology fails, new mega-predators attack, and a Russian army bears down on them! 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Dino fun!

  • By Scott Bennett on 01-04-19

Boy, they have it rough..what’s next?

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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: 12-28-18

This is the third book I’ve read/listened to by this author and I will jump at the chance to read more in this series.
I love the concept and the story’s follow-through is great. It’s so original. This book has a degree of conclusion to this portion of the story, but leads us into the next book with a whole new tangent. These are not really stand alone books and personally, I’d never want to read only one!! I definitely recommend reading/listening to them in order.

Cash and the other people (mix of civilians and international military) have been stuck Savageside since the turns stopped. Problem is now, the bubbles are returning and are becoming more unstable. The threat from the Russians is becoming more real and there are new more powerful dinosaurs to contend with.

This is the sixth book I’ve listened to by this narrator ( Andrew Wehrlen ) and I love how he brings the characters to life. He has a good repertoire of voices and accents and bring out the characters personalities well. He has become one of my top favorite narrators.

There are no explicit sex scenes, or excessive violence. There is some swearing but not much.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.
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  • Lila's Revenge

  • Puatera Online, Book 7
  • By: Dawn Chapman, Jess Mountifield
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Barbetta
  • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Always a fighter and a gamer, Lila finds herself in a dungeon with two dumbass guardians and a monster to kill. After she escapes the dungeon, her gamer life is then enslaved to a demon who has only one thing on his mind: training her to kill his new opponent, an NPC named Maddie Vies. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome! Totally Awesome!

  • By Shannon G on 12-21-18

The pieces are coming together

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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: 12-27-18

This is the third book I’ve read/listened to by these authors and the seventh book in the Puatera series. I plan on listening to every book written in it. I’m also keen to try something else these authors have written.
Although this is a complete story thread on its own, the book ends at a point where the stories of the other girls, from the other books, are starting to converge. It is necessary to listen to all books in this series to understand this well written story.

In this story we follow Lila for the first time since her and Dahlia convinced Jessica to try out the game. She enters the game in a dungeon and the only way out is to kill the monster. Problem is, it takes a lot more than what she anticipated to gain the skill to accomplish this. Good thing she’s tough, resilient and determined. She eventually meets Maddie and things get interesting.

This is the third book I’ve listened to by this narrator ( Suzanne Barbetta ) and I would listen to another. She is a wonderful narrator. She does a teenage voice well.

There are no explicit sex scenes, or excessive violence. There is the very occasional swear word.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.
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  • Ancestral Secrets: Book 3 in the Adept Solutions Series of Special Investigations for the Magickally Challenged: An Urban Fantasy Novella

  • By: Teagan Kearney
  • Narrated by: Apryl Renee West
  • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Blackmail, double dealing and dubious secret organizations. Solving one problem one is doable for the Adept Solutions crew, but dealing with all three will be a challenge. Someone is blackmailing three of the most powerful citizens in Tropolis: the mayor, a master vampire, and a ruthless crime boss, and all three have hired the private detective agency to find the perpetrator.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love the fairy

  • By Margaret on 12-27-18

Love the fairy

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

Reviewed: 12-27-18

This is the third book I’ve read/listened to by this author. All have been in this series. I’m getting into each one more than the last. The interplay between the main characters is entertaining. These stories are each a complete tale since the team has a different job to do in each book. If you’re looking for relaxing P.I. story then this is it.

This is the third book I’ve listened to by this narrator ( Elizabeth Lagelee ) and I would listen to another. She does the character voices well and brings out the lighthearted, jovial side of the story.

There are no explicit sex scenes, excessive violence or swearing.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.
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  • The Great Book of Alaska: The Crazy History of Alaska with Amazing Random Facts & Trivia

  • A Trivia Nerds Guide to the History of the United States
  • By: Bill O'Neill
  • Narrated by: Derek Newman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 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

You’ll learn about Alaska’s history, pop culture, folklore, sports, and so much more in this interesting and informative trivia-packed book.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Facinating, Entertaining and Informative

  • By Rogue on 01-06-19

Interesting stuff

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-27-18

This is the seventh book I’ve read/listened to by this author. This book , as previous ones, has lots of great information and tidbits- many of which were new to me.

This is the sixth book I’ve listened to by this narrator ( Derek Newman ) and he does a great job (as usual) narrating this content.

There are no explicit sex scenes, excessive violence or swearing.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.
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  • The Harrowed Half-Breed: A Tarnished Lands Story

  • Forgotten Woods Series, Book 1
  • By: P. A. Wikoff
  • Narrated by: Crystal Wikoff
  • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Magic has been slowly fading from the enchanted forest ever since the greedy humans invaded. The native folk were kind in sharing their homeland, but peace couldn't last forever. Conflict stirs while Barne, half human/half native, is stuck in the middle. Trapped between two worlds he must try and find himself before choosing a side. In a world where he never really belongs, Barne searches to find his smile using all means necessary. But there's a dark secret that holds his happiness hostage... In a world of swords and sorcery, darkness and despair, nothing comes without a price.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enter a strange world.

  • By cosmitron on 06-07-18

How will this pan out

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

Reviewed: 12-27-18

This is the second book I’ve read/listened to by this author and I am keen to listen to the next book in this series.
Barne’s is half human/ half native. His mother was the fearless, relentless leader of their tribe until Barne’s birth. A crossbreed was unacceptable to the tribe so his mother attempted to hide him away. Eventually betrayed and separated, Barne is raised with other children in the tribe. Things are not easy for the children. They must prove themselves worthy of a place in the tribe.
Still at war with the humans, the tribe is starving under poor leadership. Barne try’s to learn about his mother and father, but the answers only lead to more questions and uncertainties.

This is the second book I’ve listened to by this narrator ( Crystal Wikoff ) and I would listen to another. She gives the characters individual voices and her narration style is good.

There are no explicit sex scenes, or swearing. There is some fighting but not excessive violence.

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