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  • Grey Magic

  • Realm of Smoke & Ashes, Book 1
  • By: JT Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Roshina Ratnam
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Did real-life witch Raven Kane murder one of her clients? No one appreciates the irony of her situation more than Raven Kane: She’s a burnt-out witch...and that's the least of her problems. Accused of murder, this eccentric hexing-and-texting witch must explore her past lives in order to keep her freedom and find her way back to magic.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I adore strong characters

  • By Rebecca Azizov on 02-10-19

A great urban magic

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

Reviewed: 02-22-19

I received this book for my honest opinion.

I enjoyed it so much, all the twists and forthcomings this one had.

Raven totally relatable character, I liked her a lot, she is a pretty cool heroine for this story and I liked that she isn't like all superpowered but just trying to do her best at things and learn something.

My favorite character without a doubt Eli, crazy little bird made my day everytime.

And Krueger was an interesting addition to the mix, I like him, let's us see where he will be going later on.

I did have some questions but maybe they will be resolved later? or maybe they are best buried where they are.

  • Mockingjay

  • The Final Book of The Hunger Games
  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,791
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,050

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Conflicting Emotions

  • By Sumit G. on 08-28-10

A great finale

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

Reviewed: 02-02-19

For me this one was the favorite of the three, it was super down to earth and I liked that.

The development of the characters on this books were superb and it felt so intricate and intimate at some point.

The plot went into motion so fast since the last book I thought it will have some missed parts or something but everything was there even the destiny of lot of those who were still living and trying to make a better place out of the world.

I really loved this one and I think all the young ones should read it and analyze what time actually means when facing all the things we do in our life all the things we see and how to make better use of our realities.

A marvelous ending to a series.

  • The Memory Hacker

  • A Cyberpunk Conspiracy Thriller
  • By: JT Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Michael T. Bradley
  • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

A medical scanner shocks Talia by telling her she's given birth before. Talia's sure the AI is glitching, but it's stirred something deep in her memory. Will she risk remembering?  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Theresa Horton on 12-25-18

An entralling thriller

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

I received this book to gave my honest opinion.

I have been in love with JT Lawrence thrillers, she made them fun and enticing in her own way, this one was no exception, it was short but packed with action and I had so much fun with it, and the suspense on this plot was killing me until the very end.

An awesome short story for a conspiracy theorist fan.

  • Catching Fire

  • Hunger Games, Book 2
  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,805
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,021

Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story - wrong reader!

  • By Erika Shaffer on 06-06-13

An enthralling read

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

Reviewed: 01-05-19

After waiting a long time to read this one it was actually pretty good, will soon follow up the story on Mockingjay to end the series.

What I liked in this book was that the characters were pretty well developed and you could feel the desperation of the actions they took and the dire situation they were living in.

after read it and compare with the movies, I can say the movies were pretty well adapted, they have changes here and there but which adaptation don't.

A great read if you like action and dystopian scenarios.

  • Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets

  • An Audible Original
  • By: John Woolf, Nick Baker
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,894
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,867
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,821

On the surface, the Victorian age is one of propriety, industry, prudishness and piety. But scratch the surface and you’ll find scandal, sadism, sex, madness, malice and murder. Presented by Stephen Fry, this series delves deep into a period of time we think we know, to discover an altogether darker reality. The stories we’re told offer a different perspective on an era which underwent massive social change. As education, trade, technology and culture blossomed, why was there an undercurrent of the ‘forbidden’ festering beneath Victorian society? 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Please, have mercy and cut out the sound effects

  • By Areader on 11-29-18

A curious and fun travel to victorian era

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

For not hearing much of nonfiction this one, was amazing, i really liked it so much.

It was a compendium of various stories and secrets from Victorian London, that make quite the interesting narration.

One of my favorites was episode 8 so many secrets they have, I think the 8 is my favorite since they talk about Oscar Wilde and he is one of my favorite authors, he was always so controversial.

Beauty and Beards was a fun one, with Stephen hushing the girl doing the advertising of forever young, I laugh so much. but an interesting way for cosmetics and spas to begin.

Victorian underground were shocking how did this people lived like that waoo and interesting the way cremations were saw on those times.

Afri victorians was an interesting one, those methods for liberty though how harsh that times.

Forty Elephants and other dangerous womans, this one I loved too, since it was interesting how these women were so resourceful on their tactics and everyone just overlooked them for so many years.

The last one Secret Sherlock was perfect, I now intend in hearing a little more of this series of books, they sound fun and supér controversial and curious.

In an all a very good compilation of stories narrated by Stephen Fry, totally loved it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Omega Strain

  • A Mitch Herron Thriller
  • By: Steve P. Vincent
  • Narrated by: Tom Jordan
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Meet Mitch Herron: unstoppable assassin and biological nightmare. Herron's business is death and business is good. Though he's an assassin without equal, his latest job is no walk in the park. Fanatics hell-bent on cleansing the planet ambush Herron and turn him into a walking bioweapon. With only days before he's used to spread the most lethal contagion in human history, Herron can surrender himself to quarantine or hunt down the fanatics, knowing he might be the only person who can. The clock is ticking....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Omega strain

  • By MeDi on 04-06-18

A cool and fun ride

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

This one I won it on a raffle to review it and omg, it didn't let me down, I want to know what else will happen with Mitch.

Mitch is not you usual antiheroe either, a hitman gone superhero was quite interesting for me or maybe it was just Mitch personality he was pretty cool and pretty I don't know sarcastic maybe, he was a very complex guy.

The addition of the doctor that will be like a side partner to him was something I actually liked, made him more human, and I like that Mitch wasn't just killing for the money but for doing some actual cleansing in this world.

I think I will stay with Mitch a long time or at least until I finish all the books he on, they're super fun and amazing.

  • What Have You Done

  • By: Matthew Farrell
  • Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 878
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 755
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 758

When a mutilated body is found hanging in a seedy motel in Philadelphia, forensics specialist Liam Dwyer assumes the crime scene will be business as usual. Instead, the victim turns out to be a woman he’d had an affair with before breaking it off to save his marriage. But there’s a bigger problem: Liam has no memory of where he was or what he did on the night of the murder. Panicked, Liam turns to his brother, Sean, a homicide detective. Sean has his back, but incriminating evidence keeps piling up. From fingerprints to DNA, everything points to Liam....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Would make a great movie!

  • By shelley on 10-02-18

A good intense thriller

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

Reviewed: 11-22-18

This one was on my shelf a little while, and now that I heard it, wao it was amazing.

The characters were super interesting and the plot was pretty intense since it was a cop thriller.

Liam was so good and I almost felt bad for him as the things keep coming and piling, but he grow by the end that's good.

I liked that the author have a mastery of his storyline and deliver something a lot of people can relate too or have a heart to try to advise someone in a similar situation.

Overall a great book and listening if you love mystery and police drama.

  • Stolen

  • A Science Fiction Alien Mail-Order Bride Romance
  • By: Lisa Lace
  • Narrated by: Bolton Hill, Kelly Morgan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

The aliens are savage animals. Zandra wants nothing to do with them. She has plans for her life. But when she gets kidnapped by TerraMates, she doesn't have a choice. Suddenly, Earth is far away, and she's expected to be a wife and a mother. Her husband? He's bloodthirsty and ruthless. He's the feral leader of the tribe. And now, Zandra belongs to him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New twist for Terra Mates alien romance.

  • By Donna Wiebe on 01-06-19

An amazing thrilling read

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

I received this book for my honest review.

This one for me was interesting, it was so dark in some things, I mean kidnapping is not a good thing anywhere.

I liked Sandra she was a strong one and had a lot to say and do to better this planet, and poor Jurgen, I think of him as a puppy, strong sometimes and so lost at others.

I liked the idea of him being so feral, but i do hope they develop a little more, the monster in the mountain was a good touch, pretty cool and as always lots of misunderstandings and rescues.

I always will love this plots, they're so fun to read or hear, and they all have so many different ways to see things.

Will wait for more.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sticky Fingers: The Complete Box Set Collection

  • 36 Deliciously Twisted Short Stories
  • By: JT Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Roshina Ratnam, Bianca Flanders
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

This compelling collection of 36 short stories by JT Lawrence is diverse, dark-humored, and deliciously bite-sized.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice collections of short stories

  • By VonB on 11-01-18

A great collection

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

I received this book for an honest review.

I had heard the first two already and they were good as I remember, the third one on the series was pretty cool, the stories were absolutely chilling and interesting.

The last one was my favorite, poor Traveling Slacks, he got what he bargain for, but he was as happy as ever.

if you like the compilations of little stories this one is for you.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Secret Kindness Agents

  • By: Ferial Pearson
  • Narrated by: Rosemary Watson
  • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Moved by the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, Ferial Pearson wondered if a simple act of kindness could change a life. She thought of the school where she taught and the students she guided every day and wondered what would happen if we started secretly carrying out small acts of kindness in school. Could a modest act of compassion really change the course of a life? She posed the question to her students. They didn’t have the answers, but they were willing to find out. So they became the Secret Kindness Agents. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful story

  • By cosmitron on 10-06-18

A heartwarming story

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

It was very heartwarming and make one think, this teacher have an excellent idea, and maybe kindness can change things if proactively done and teach.

I liked that the students actually wanted to participate in the project and that kindness is now a part of their lives.

Sometimes a simple and little thing such as saying something nice can change someone's life.

I think everyone should read or hear this book and try to make a change in their lives and in the ones of those around them.