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  • White Death

  • By: Christine Morgan
  • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

The blizzard hits out of nowhere, screaming across the Great Plains like a runaway train. Frostbite and hypothermia wait for anyone caught without shelter. For the hardy settlers of Far Enough, in the Montana Territory, it’s about to get worse. Something else has arrived with the blizzard - something sleek and savage and hungry. Wild animal or vengeful spirit from Native American legend, it blends into the snow and bites with sharper teeth than the wind. It is called the wanageeska. It is the White Death. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Action and Style!

  • By Char's Horror Corner on 07-06-18

Tragic

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

This is the first book I’ve read/listened to by this author. Despite involving a creature of native legends, this book has a realism that really brings you into the difficulties the people of this time faced during such harsh weather. I found myself, more than once, imagining myself in the characters position and wondering what I’d do or how I’d feel. The author did her research and I saw hints of real characters in this story. There are a lot of characters since this story involves the entire community, so it’s necessary to pay attention to keep them straight. By the end, we are told the fate of each one.

This is the first book I’ve listened to by this narrator and I would listen to another. He did well with the voices. Much of the story is narrative. His pacing was good and his tone added to the tragic nature 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.

  • Catalyst Downward Cycle

  • By: J K Franks
  • Narrated by: Steven Varnum
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

The solar superstorm wasn’t supposed to hit Earth - the odds were against it. And yet, without any warning, everything changed. In a remote oceanfront town, life begins to spiral downward after the storm causes a global electrical blackout. As planes begin falling from the sky, Scott Montgomery watches helplessly as pandemonium consumes the world around him. But the loss of electrical power is just the first of the problems facing the survivors in the chaos that follows.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • CME

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 12-06-16

Great series

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

This is the third book I’ve read/listened to by this author and I would definitely listen to another. I previously listened to Kingdoms of Sorrow: Book 2 of the Catalyst Series and the companion American Exodus. I can’t wait for book 3! I am loving this series.
I listen to quite a lot in this genre and found this one to have originality- even more so in book 2.

This is the third book I’ve listened to by this narrator since he has narrated the other books in this series. I really enjoy listening to him. He has a wide range of character voices and brings out their personalities. I love his voice for Bartos.

There are no explicit sex scenes, or extremely excessive violence. I can’t actually remember but I think there might be some swearing.

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

  • Raven's Sight: A Victorian Paranormal Mystery

  • Raven's Shadows Series, Book 1
  • By: R. L. Weeks
  • Narrated by: Jodie Hollie-Anne
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

Raven looks out over the small town of Cogsworth and imagines a life beyond her grandmother's mansion. But Raven holds a dark secret that prevents her from leaving. Now an orphan, Raven must do her best to hide her gifts of sight if she's to survive the cruel Victorian society. However, when a ghost of a child comes to her for help, Raven finds herself in the gas-lit streets of London, on the trail of a female serial killer. As she tries to solve the string of murders, she realizes that the murders are almost identical to those from a case left unsolved years before she was born. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting...

  • By Dee on 07-08-18

Wonderful twist

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

The publisher’s summary is good. This is a stand alone novel. Raven is a great character. If you let the story flow without trying to solve it before the end, there is an unsuspected twist to this story that really make it stand out. It’s a wonderful mystery.

This is the first book I’ve read/listened to by this author and I look forward to listening to more in this series.

I believe this is the first book I’ve listened to by this narrator (she narrates under another name as well) and I would listen to another. I enjoyed her rendition and character voices.

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.

  • The Raven's Daughter

  • By: Peggy A. Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

After a police shootout where she killed a man, criminologist Maggie Tall Bear Sloan retires from the force to enjoy peace and quiet in rural California. When sets of young twins are murdered in her town, the local sheriff recruits her to solve the gruesome killings.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Raven's daughter

  • By med c on 02-10-17

A cultural suspense story. Original.

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

Maggie becomes involved in a tragedy and has to navigate through the local people’s beliefs and legends to try to find the killer. Despite sharing a native heritage she prefers to focus on her Irish heritage. She is aware of some of the townsfolk’s abilities, but continues to deny she has a special ability as well- despite that she finds answers in her dreams. Another unexpected hero surfaces, and I like the way Maggie is not the only one pivotal to solving the case.

This is the third book I’ve read/listened to by this author. I just finished Chaco and previously listened to The Extraordinary Life of Beautimus Potamus. Again, the author brings us a unique story. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.

This is the third book I’ve listened to by this narrator. He did great in those books and this one as well. His character voices and accents are pleasant, the women’s voices were very well done. I don’t know for sure how the native words should be pronounced, but his reading of them felt right.

There are no explicit sex scenes, excessive violence. There is quite a bit of swearing.

  • Chaco

  • By: Peggy A. Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Chris Abell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

Within days of a series of monster solar storms slamming into earth, electrical grids fail and everything in the northern hemisphere with a computer chip ceases functioning. Electricity won't be completely restored for at least a decade, and the result is that everything modern life depends on to function is gone. Chaco is a well-educated freedom fighter on a death list in El Salvador. Having fled to the United States, he is in hiding by working for a wealthy couple as their handyman and gardener. Following the disaster, he reveals his true identity, and convinces his employers and their neighbors to follow him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Science Fiction could be Science Fact

  • By cosmitron on 02-21-18

Stereotypes are thrown out

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

The Publisher’s summary is good. There’s not much for me to expand on without giving away the story. Chaco “comes to the rescue” but not in an overwhelming way. Yes, understands what has happened, and he knows the way to the commune, but the other characters - especially one - also have strengths that the entire group rely on to survive. To me, it’s a story of stereotypes, group dynamics and cooperation, acceptance, and perseverance.
This is the second book I’ve read/listened to by this author (the other one being Beautimus Potamus), and is completely different- the sign of a great writer. I already have another of her books ready to listen to.

This is the first book I’ve listened to by this narrator and I would listen to another. I think he did a wonderful job with the characters accents and personalities. His female voices are as good as his males.

There are no explicit sex scenes or excessive violence. There is some swearing.

  • The Flipside

  • By: Jake Bible
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

The year is 2046, and dinosaurs are real. Time bubbles across the world, many as large as 100 square miles, turn like clockwork, revealing prehistoric landscapes from the Cretaceous Period. They reveal the Flipside. Now, 30 years after the first turn, the clockwork is breaking down, as one of the world's powers has decided to exploit the phenomenon for his own gain. Former head of security for Topside Command Trevon Cash must navigate his way through the chaos of the broken turns and take a team Flipside to try to figure out what is happening. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Creative Time Travel story.

  • By cosmitron on 06-26-18

Wow! What a struggle

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

What an original plot! The world has time bubbles that have appeared across the globe. In the bubble it is the world during the Cretaceous Period. Countries are using the bubbles to varying degrees. A company in the USA has managed to commercialize the one on US soil. People can enter the bubble like going on a safari, only the creatures there have much bigger teeth! Something unexpected happens while a tour group is Flipside. Trevon Cash is there to witness it. As they realize one of the world’s powers has tried to exploit the bubble, they need to try and find out who it is, how they’re doing it and how to stop them. All while rescuing some of the companies people and tourists that have become trapped Flipside.
This is the first book I’ve read/listened to by this author and I would definitely listen to another. In fact, I want to listen to more about this world! There were parts that could have been explained a bit better initially. It took a while until I fully realized how the bubbles worked. Regardless, the story was great. Not all the characters live, there is a struggle for survival.

This is the third book I’ve listened to by this narrator and I would definitely listen to another. He does a wonderful job. The tension, the fear, the uncertainty is all felt as he reads. His female voices are as good as the male.

There are no explicit sex scenes or excessive violence. There is some swearing.

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

  • Dead Lines: An EMP Prepper Thriller

  • 911, Volume 1
  • By: Grace Hamilton, Jack Colrain
  • Narrated by: Andrew Tell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

911 operator Jim Parker wants - more than anything - to be useful again. When a catastrophic EMP strikes, and he’s the last person a kidnapped girl speaks to before the lines go dead, he knows he can’t let her down. Especially when the circumstances are so similar to his own daughter’s disappearance. With the world falling apart around him, he wants to do nothing more than retreat to his prepper cabin. But with a fresh lead on his daughter, and another innocent girl’s life on the line, the disgraced cop will do everything in his power to track them down. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great new series by Grace Hamilton

  • By SunsetSam on 05-30-18

Another engaging story

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

This is the third book I’ve read/listened to by this author.
I’ve previously listened to Dark Redemption and Dark Revival and look forward to finishing that series. Problem is, now I want to read this series too!
I won’t give a synopsis, audible did that well enough. The book does not have a lot of prepper stuff, it focuses more on Jim and the other girl he crosses paths with. There is drama, mystery, some intrigue and a bit of “one guy against them all”.

This is the third book I’ve listened to by this narrator and I would gladly listen to another. He does great with all the character voices and context. His reading is clear enough I could easily increase the playback speed. I felt it necessary to increase it a bit more than I usually do, since the narration was too slow for me.

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

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

  • Charlemagne: Father of the Franks, Leader of the Lombards, and Premier Holy Roman Emperor

  • By: in60Learning
  • Narrated by: William Kenny
  • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Charlemagne's name means "Charles the Great", a title he earned after an impressive life filled with military conquests. His life inspired countless tales, including the legends that he was 20 feet tall, that he slept under the guard of 100 armed knights, and that he rose from the dead to aid in the Crusades. While these fantastical tales are false, the truth is equally fantastic: By the end of his life, Charlemagne had been king of the Franks, king of the Lombards, and the first emperor of the newly formed Holy Roman Empire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A quick dose of knowledge.

  • By cosmitron on 06-14-18

Another bit of insight

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

This is the fourth book I’ve read/listened to by in60Learning. I’m loving all their books. This one is no exception.
I was not aware of all the groundbreaking things Charlemagne did that influenced how we do/run things currently.

This is the first book I’ve listened to by this narrator and I would listen to another. He did well reading this content, and his pace was comfortable.

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.

  • Deal with the Devil

  • Sam Harlan, Vampire Hunter, Book 4
  • By: Kevin Lee Swaim
  • Narrated by: David Loving
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Young men are disappearing in Chicago, and the vampire sheriff has asked for Sam Harlan's help. With Sister Callie Calahane by his side, Sam will push himself to the limit to find out what happened to the missing men - even if it means dealing with the devil.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best one yet.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 07-18-18

Easy book to escape with

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

This is the second book I’ve read/listened to by this author. I’ve previously listened to Hard Times. Despite not having listened to Book 1 or 3, I find these stories easy to follow. The are not complex and each are essentially an individual story, despite being a part of a series. There is a main story thread and it comes to a conclusion at the end. There is some story carryover, hence the series.

This book has Sam and Sister Callie trying to determine why so many men are disappearing in Chicago. It’s not really Sam’s home turf, but with the direction of the vampire Sheriff they inquire with several of Chicago’s head vampires, and not all are as they seem. Of course it does not take long until they are in deeper than they expect and things start to get messy. They acquire help from someone unexpectedly, but it’s not clear if this is enough to overcome the obstacles.

This is the second book I’ve listened to by this narrator and I would love to listen to more. Once again he does a fantastic job narrating. He has the right amount of nonchalance and covers the tense moments well too. His female voices are good.

There are no explicit sex scenes, or excessive violence. There is the very occasional swear word if I remember correctly, but it’s not offensive.

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

  • Hansel and Gretel

  • By: The Brothers Grimm
  • Narrated by: Heidi Gregory
  • Length: 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Hansel and Gretel is a classic fairy tale about siblings Hansel and Gretel who are kidnapped by a cannibalistic witch living deep in the forest in a house constructed of cake and confectionery. The two children escape with their lives by outwitting her. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story for every child.

  • By cosmitron on 06-20-18

Classic well read

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

This is the fourth book I’ve read/listened to by this author. This story had a little more detail than I’ve ever read before. One of the typical classic fairy tales.

This is the fourth book I’ve listened to by this narrator. She again puts forth an excellent narration of a kids book.

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.