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  • French Leave

  • By: Sheri Cobb South
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Forced by bankruptcy and scandal into exile in France, Lord Waverly expects never to return to his homeland until, staggering home from a gaming hell in the wee hours of the morning, he encounters a young novice escaping from a convent. When she asks him to take her to England, promising him that her English grandfather will reward him handsomely for her safe conveyance, Waverly reluctantly agrees. Alas, Waverly soon realizes the enormity of his task.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lord Waverly redeemed

  • By Felicia J on 03-01-18

Lord Waverly, the Hero...!?!

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

French Leave is another great installment in the Weaver series.
Lord Waverly rescues (!?!) a novice running away from the convent and the two embark on an epic journey full of mishaps and misunderstandings.
We also get to visit with Helen and Ethan Brundy who is having a whopper of an understanding of their own that almost leads their relationship into disaster.
It was nice to see Lord Waverly develop some redeeming qualities and has now become much less of a cad.
I received a copy of this audiobook at my request and this is my honest unbiased review.

  • Zeus, Inc.

  • The Alex Grosjean Adventures, Book 1
  • By: Robin Burks
  • Narrated by: Sara K. Sheckells
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

Fifty years ago, Zeus, Inc., and its CEO, the mysterious Joseph Brentwood, saved the world from a major energy crisis by discovering a new unlimited energy resource. Now, in 2069, Mr. Brentwood has gone missing, and private eye Alex Grosjean has been hired to find him by his daughter (and Alex's best friend), Aleisha. Blackouts begin to occur all over the world, and somehow, Alex believes it's tied to Mr. Brentwood's disappearance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story with a good narrator

  • By cosmitron on 03-31-18

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

Zeus Inc. was an enjoyable listen. It fell a little short for me though, felt it could have had another pass through to take out some of the redundant bits, tighten up the plot and expand some parts that were either vague or not consistent. The narrator Sara Sheckells did a good performance and helped keep me interested. I enjoyed all the interactions with the Greek gods and that had me conjuring up my knowledge of Greek mythology. I was provided a copy of this audiobook at my request and this is my honest unbiased review.

  • The Greystone Chronicles: Book One: Io Online

  • By: Dave Willmarth
  • Narrated by: Laurie Catherine Winkel, Jeff Hays
  • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369

In the latter half of the 21st century, Alexander and his guild mates play Io Online for fun and to earn a living. Given the chance to test a new experimental immersion system, the veteran players must give up their high-level characters and begin again at level one. As they work through the noob zone quests, they discover that the new immersion system allows them to play in ways that hadn't been possible before. They quickly run afoul of a party of player killers and become the targets of an entire PK guild bent on spawn-camping them until they leave the game. War has been declared.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good production

  • By cosmitron on 03-30-18

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

This was a very entertaining book with excellent narration!
This was my first LitRPG audiobook and I will certainly be looking for more.
This has all the elements of a good MMORPG and took me back to my World of Warcraft days, almost makes me want to start playing again.
The fact that the main character, Alexander, has a medical condition that made his dad develop the game for him was an interesting aspect.
It hit a little bit of a lull about 3/4 of the way through where it seemed a bit repetitive but anyone who has played a MMORPG knows that they do tend to be very repetitive to leveling.
The narration done by Laurie Catherine Winkel & Jeff Hays was highly enjoyable and I will be looking for more by these 2 narrators and SoundBooth Theater.
I received a copy of this audiobook at my request and this is my honest unbiased review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Chills

  • By: Mary SanGiovanni
  • Narrated by: Chris Abell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

It begins with a freak snowstorm in May. Hit hardest is the rural town of Colby, Connecticut. Schools and businesses are closed, powerlines are down, and police detective Jack Glazier has found a body in the snow. It appears to be the victim of a bizarre ritual murder. It won't be the last. As the snow piles up, so do the sacrifices. Cut off from the rest of the world, Glazier teams up with an occult crime specialist to uncover a secret society hiding in their midst. The gods they worship are unthinkable. The powers they summon are unstoppable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than I hoped.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 03-27-18

Chilling

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

This book is a combination police procedural and HP Lovecraft monster story, and the mixture makes for a fast-paced, high-body-count, quick-reading horror novel. There's a bit of an info dump at the beginning, and a slightly abrupt ending, but neither of these things decreased my enjoyment of this book. The inter-dimensional monsters were properly creepy (and ravenous!), and SanGiovanni's writing was stripped-down and frenetic--perfect for the subject matter. I especially loved the crazed cult and the awful spider-monsters. Recommended for horror fans.
Chris Abell's narration was very good, nice pacing and character voices.
I received a copy of this audiobook at my request and this is my voluntary review.

  • The Deceased

  • By: Tom Piccirilli
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 18

Something is calling Jacob Maelstrom back to the isolated home of his childhood - to the scene of a living nightmare that almost cost him his life. Ten years ago his sister slaughtered their brother and parents, locked Jacob in a closet...then committed a hideous suicide. Now, as the anniversary of that dark night approaches, Jacob is drawn back to a house where the line between the living and the dead is constantly shifting.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Like listening to a text book.

  • By Spooky Mike on 04-23-18

Hard To Follow

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

This was a difficult audiobook for me to finish. I usually enjoy a good horror or ghost story so this should have been a slam dunk. However, the writing style was more disjointed than I like which made it difficult to follow and get invested in. There are all the elements of a good horror and ghost story here and it is narrated well, so someone else might enjoy it more.
I received a copy of this audiobook at my request and this is my voluntary review.

  • Dark Grace

  • The Grace Series, Book 3
  • By: M. Lauryl Lewis
  • Narrated by: Kate Tyler
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Now months into the zombie plague, a group of survivors are dealing with broken trusts, evolution of the living dead, and the horrors of the evil side of humanity. The group becomes separated and struggles to reunite. The infection is spreading. The death toll is tragically high.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just love this book (series)

  • By Karynn Thomas on 12-20-17

Zombies and Drama

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

Dark Grace was a bit hard for me to get in to. I did not realize until I'd already signed up that it was book 3 in a series. I would most definitely recommend starting with book 1 as to not be lost, I was hoping that like some books this one would have a bit of a recap or mention things that had happened previously but no luck.
Dark Grace seemed fairly well written but some of the characters seemed a little immature and whiny. I also didn't enjoy the cheating & sex scenes, it kind of made the book feel like a zombie soap opera.
The narration by Kate Tyler was good, very enjoyable voice to listen to. The different voices were easy to tell apart and the accents weren't over done.
I received a copy of this audiobook at my request and this is my voluntary honest review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Chase Baker Trilogy

  • A Chase Baker Thriller
  • By: Vincent Zandri
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Chase Baker is a true Renaissance man. He’s also a man who knows how to find trouble. A part-time resident of Florence, Italy, his resume reads like a modern day Da Vinci or Casanova. Writer, private investigator, tour guide, historian, treasure hunter, adventurer, and even archaeological sandhog, Chase is also a prolific lover. Unfortunately for him, his dangerous liaisons all too often make him the target of a jealous husband.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun ride

  • By cosmitron on 03-02-18

Good Action Adventure Series

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

The Chase Baker Trilogy is a good action adventure book series.
The narrator, Andrew Wehrlen, does a good job with the accents and voices.
There were some aspects of the writing that were slightly inconsistent and the main character, Chase Baker, is a bit of a womanizer. He tends to sleep with a good deal of the women he encounters on his cases.
Out of the 3 books included in this trilogy, I enjoyed the second book the most. That story flowed the best and had a good deal of action.
I received a copy of this audiobook at my request and this is my voluntary review.

  • Cowboys Don't Ride Unicorns

  • By: Tara Lain
  • Narrated by: K.C. Kelly
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

Cowboy Danny Boone - a name he made up one drunken night and has regretted ever since - harbors a big past and yearns for a small future. A short, bright career as a champion bull rider almost ended in his death when his homophobic father discovered Danny was gay. Now Danny longs for a plot of land he can build a ranch on, enough money to make up for some of the education he missed, and, secretly, a beautiful femme who likes to top - a combo rarer than a unicorn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favorite authors and a new favorite voic

  • By MainelyStories on 08-29-17

Sweet

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

Reviewed: 03-05-18

This was a very enjoyable book to listen to.
Tara Lain is one of my favorite story tellers and K.C. Kelly does a good job giving the story a voice.
There are a couple spots where you just want to smack Danny and Laurie's heads together so maybe they will get a clue. But this is a very good book with a lot of "aww", steam and humor.
You also get to follow the 2 MC's as they figure out what is really important in life and how to get it.

  • Agent Bayne

  • PsyCop, Book 9
  • By: Jordan Castillo Price
  • Narrated by: Gomez Pugh
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 175

After years of frustration as a PsyCop, Victor Bayne reports for duty at the Federal Psychic Monitoring Program. As a fledgling agent, he’s ready to smoke out a few ghosts and be home each night in time for dinner. But is he prepared to add a professional dimension to his romantic partnership with Jacob Marks? Jacob has already established his territory in the Program - he’s competent, he’s respected, and he’s pretty much fearless. The last thing Vic wants to do is screw up in front of him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this series!!!!

  • By Patricia on 02-25-18

Love This Series!

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

Reviewed: 03-05-18

I think the psycop books just keep getting better!
In this one we get to see a little more of Vic's past, as he begins to remember it.
Vic gets a little bit of a resolution as to why some things effect him they way they do.
He even gets to know "Dead Darla" a little more.
Gomez Pugh's narration is, as always, very good.
Can't wait for the next book!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Too Hot to Handel

  • Another John Pickett Mystery
  • By: Sheri Cobb South
  • Narrated by: Joel Froomkin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

When a rash of jewel thefts strikes London, magistrate Patrick Colquhoun deploys his Bow Street Runners to put a stop to the crimes. A Russian princess is to attend a production of Handel’s Esther at Drury Lane Theatre, where she will wear a magnificent diamond necklace. The entire Bow Street force will be stationed at various locations around the theatre - including John Pickett, who will occupy a box directly across from the princess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another good read

  • By Avid Audio Listener on 01-31-18

Best One Yet!

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

Reviewed: 03-05-18

Too Hot to Handel is a bit different than the first few, because John has gotten injured and is unconscious for most of the story.
This means that Julia takes it upon herself to solve the mystery.
We also get to see a bit more of Mr. Calhoun than we usually do, he is very concerned for Mr. Pickett's well being.
All of Sheri Cobb South's books are very good with a nice mix of sweet, mystery and humor.
Joel Leslie Froomkin's performance is, as always, outstanding. His narrations are always a delight to listen to.
I would definitely recommend listening to this series.
I received a copy of this audiobook at my request and this is my voluntary review.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful