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  • Watcher

  • The Watcher Series, Book 1
  • By: AJ Eversley
  • Narrated by: Chelsea Stephens, Steve Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

As a Watcher, Sawyer Russo has sworn to protect her fellow humans. But the Bots and Carbons that overran her city are evolving, and are picking off her comrades one by one. Embarking on a desperate mission to save humanity from extinction, Sawyer discovers that the line between friend and foe is no longer easily drawn when one of her own betrays them. Faced with a choice between fulfilling her vow and avenging those who have fallen, she must ultimately decide who can be saved...and who can’t.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this!!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 10-19-18

Robots and Carbons have overrun the city

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

It took me a couple of chapters to get into the book as the start is mostly Sawyer going on about how fast and clever she is. She comes across as quite conceited rather than just confident, though I guess she's always had to act super-tough to fit in with the guys. However, I soon got pulled into the world and the story. It's a futuristic story where robots and Carbons have overrun the city and humans are being targeted.
Kenzie is a real mystery throughout the book. He's a very interesting character who seems genuine but you can never be sure.
I enjoyed the reading by 2 narrators. I think it gave a better feel for the 2 main characters.
I'm interested to carry on with the series.

  • The Mystery of Hollow Inn

  • Samantha Wolf Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Tara Ellis
  • Narrated by: Tara Ellis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Twelve-year-old Samantha Wolf, and her best friend Ally, are excited to spend part of their summer break in the mountains of Montana. But unbeknownst to them, Hollow Inn is bathed in mystery and legend. After arriving, they soon discover that things are not going well for Sam's Aunt and Uncle, who own the Inn. There's vandalism, ghostly sightings and rumors of lost treasures. Determined to help, Sam and Ally embark on a challenging journey to discover the truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Children's Mystery

  • By CuteAsADaisy on 03-28-18

Missing treasure

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

Sam and her best friend Ally find themselves in the middle of a mystery when they visit Sam's aunt and uncle. The inn they have recently taken over has so many ghostly rumours that no customers want to stay and most of the locals don't even want to work there. Sam and Ally make it their mission to discover the mysterious missing treasure.
The story was interesting though fairly childish, being aimed at quite a young audience. But the narration was a bit unnatural and sounded almost synthetic.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Pain Less Ordinary

  • By: L.V. Pires
  • Narrated by: Courtney Parker
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2

Becca's life is anything but ordinary. At 15, she's already experienced her share of pain. With a mom who drinks too much, a revolving door of father figures, and struggles at school, Becca wonders if she'll ever have a chance at a normal life. The only thing that keeps her sane is her little sister, Chloe; that is, until her mother's breakdown leads to her sister's disappearance. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very dramatic

  • By S on 05-29-18

Very dramatic

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

This was quite short and felt a bit more like a short story or novella. For that reason it started right into the story without a huge
build up. Becca has so much to deal with, unsupportive parent figures and difficulties at school. But when her mum disappears with her little sister Chloe, she tries to fight back and fix her life. Through the book she gets stronger and learns to cope.
I felt a lot of sympathy for Becca and the things she goes through are heartbreaking at times. I was a bit confused by Becca's mum, she sounded very protective of her at first, when she was younger, but then seems extremely neglectful and uncaring in the present. Also I was really expecting the headaches to have some significance to the story as they are mentioned a lot.
The reading was a bit too dramatic for a story like this and made it feel too tense, even when nothing much was happening.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hot Chocolate

  • By: Dawn Greenfield Ireland
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

The main characters are three wealthy, eccentric, middle-aged sisters. Most have general American accents. The secondary character's are one Asian-American male, two Mexican American females (one with more of a Mexican accent than the other), then an older Mexican man. The rest are all Americans of various ages from 22 to 92 and can have any Houston "twang".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hot Mystery, Hot Chocolate with Marshmallow Creme

  • By Sandy Penny on 02-16-14

Murder and mystery

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

Jimmy Ray is murdered in his own bowling alley and the suspects are numerous, including members of the Alcott family he had tried to sue shortly before his death.
The story dragged a little where there was a bit too much unnecessary detail about insignificant things. But then a lot of things were left unexplained at the end.
There were a lot of characters which I found a bit confusing. The narrator had quite a few different voices which helped me to keep them separate as I was listening.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Out of Her Depth

  • By: Brenda Hiatt
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

No fear was her new motto. But she never expected to be targeted for murder. Indiana housewife Wynne Seally is determined to put her life back together after her husband leaves her for a younger woman. Traveling alone to Aruba and learning to scuba dive seem like big steps in that direction. However, Wynne plunges in over her head when an underwater discovery turns out to be a clue in a high-profile murder case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A boring holiday in Aruba? Definitely not!

  • By Lidia Chymkowska on 03-04-18

An intriguing mystery

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

Reviewed: 02-18-18

Wynne ends up on holiday alone in Aruba after divorcing her cheating husband and forgetting to cancel the trip. She's determined to try new things and live up to the t-shirt slogan 'No Fear' so she takes scuba diving lessons. While learning to dive she finds an engagement ring which turns out to be an important clue in a recent murder investigation.
The narrator's voice is well suited to the main character but she also does a good job of the many other characters and accents in the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Prophecy of Thol

  • By: Dawn Greenfield Ireland
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Recurring nightmares haunted D'laine Jackson when she woke from an eight-month coma following a tragic accident. Four images were branded in her head: a dark-haired, handsome princely young man, a fierce reptilian monster, a white furry creature whose red eyes implored her with some unspoken message, and an ominous black robot. Now, five years later, D'laine was getting ready to go off to college. During one last shopping trip with her father and brothers for dorm supplies, a blanket of fog rolled out of the sky at the mall, in broad daylight in plain sight of dozens of witnesses. When the fog pulled back D'laine was gone. When she woke, her nightmare turned into reality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Parallel worlds and a prophecy to fulfill...

  • By Lidia Chymkowska on 02-18-18

Nightmares come true

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

Reviewed: 02-10-18

Many years after recovering from the accident that put her into a coma, Dlaine's nightmares have started all over again. When she finds herself pulled through a portal from Earth into Thol, her nightmares come true as she meets the creatures, both good and evil, from her dreams. She has a destiny to fulfill in Thol before she will be able to find a way back home to her family.
The reading was good, with the narrator able to do a range of different and distinct voices, and to convey many different emotions.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Town Called Dust

  • The Territory, Book 1
  • By: Justin Woolley
  • Narrated by: Hannah Engel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

When the border fence is breached, the Territory is invaded by a horde of undead ghouls. Squid is soon conscripted into the Diggers. And after Lynn finds herself at odds with the Territory's powerful church, she too escapes to join the Diggers. Together Squid and Lynn form an unlikely friendship as they march to battle against the ghouls. Their journey will take them further than they ever imagined, leading them closer to discovering secrets about themselves, their world, and a conspiracy that may spell the end of the Territory as they know it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book 1

  • By MEDY L on 10-12-17

Terrifying ghouls

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

The Territory is protected by a border fence, keeping the ghouls out and people safe inside.
Squid and Lynn are living lives as different as could be imagined, he slaves away on his uncle's farm while she is the beloved daughter of the Colonel. But they both end up in service to The Diggers, starting off at the lowest possible level. When a huge hoard of ghouls break through the fence they cause havoc and demolish any towns they pass through. Squid's hometown of Dust is in danger and the army is sent to destroy the hoard which is coming towards them.

  • The Knowing

  • By: Sharon Cameron
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller, Andrew Eiden
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

Samara doesn't forget. And she isn't the only one. Safe underground in the city of New Canaan, she lives in a privileged world free from the Forgetting. Yet she wonders if she really is free, with the memories that plague her and secrets that surround her. Samara is determined to unearth the answers, even if she must escape to the old, cursed city of Canaan to find them. Someone else is on their way to Canaan, too.... A spaceship from Earth is heading toward the planet, like a figment of the city's forgotten past.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nowhere near as captivating as The Forgetting

  • By ERA on 11-13-17

Many years after The Forgetting

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

Reviewed: 01-28-18

379 years ago, the people of Canaan left their white city to build New Canaan and get away from the Forgetting. But though Samara and the rest of the Knowing cannot forget anything at all, most of their history is lost, or hidden from them. She is convinced that in Canaan there is a way to Forget, so that she and others don't have to live with the memories that could drive them insane.
Beckett is also looking for Canaan, but he has come all the way from Earth, travelling with his crew mates for many years to find out what happened to this lost Earth colony.

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  • Gretel

  • By: Christopher Coleman
  • Narrated by: Marlena Gross-Taylor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13

Alone. Frightened. Captive. If you hear someone approaching, RUN. She is not there to help you. There is an ancient evil in the Back Country, dormant for centuries but now hungry and lurking. When it sets its sights on an unsuspecting mother one routine morning along an isolated stretch of highway, a quiet farming family is suddenly thrust into a world of unspeakable terror, and a young girl must learn to be a hero.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dark and sinister

  • By S on 01-02-18

Dark and sinister

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

Reviewed: 01-02-18

This is a very dark and sinister take on the story of Hansel and Gretel. Though it is loosely based on that tale, it is very different from anything you would know. There are some quite gruesome scenes, definitely not for the faint-hearted. I liked Gretel as the main character and was engaged through the story, wanting to know what would happen to her. The old woman's point of view actually made me slightly sympathetic to her at some parts. It finished quite abruptly and I feel like something was missing as it jumped suddenly to the end without explanation. I guess the next book will explain more.
The reading was ok, but the narrator seemed to struggle on some of the words and the volume changes throughout the book. Sometimes it goes so quiet that the volume has to be turned right up.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Sharpe Turn

  • Cozy Suburbs Mystery Series, Book 4
  • By: Lisa B. Thomas
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

When a famous author agrees to teach a writing course at the library, amateur sleuth Deena Sharpe eagerly signs up. But on the second day of class, the author's wife dies in a car crash, and the police suspect foul play. Is it a hoax to teach his students about plotting a murder mystery? Not likely. Deena dives into the investigation when a friend is accused of the crime. With her brother's help, she must clear their friend's name and stay out of trouble with the town's newest detective. As if that weren't enough, it's her husband's birthday and her pushy mother-in-law is coming to town. What's a Southern gal to do?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Listen

  • By lynda on 12-11-17

Deena gets herself into trouble again.

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

Reviewed: 12-15-17

Deena Sharpe uses her investigative talents again, despite promising her husband she would stay out of trouble after all the predicaments she's gotten herself into in the past. She decides to try a writing class at the local library which happens to be run by famous writer Max Decker. When his wife is killed and one of her friends accused, Deena is pulled into the investigation.
The reading was good, with various voices for the different characters and the accent suited to Deena Sharpe. I found it slightly slower than I would have liked but I am generally a fast reader.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful