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Paul B Estrada

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  • The Woman Who Wasn't

  • By: Pornelope
  • Narrated by: Persephone Rose
  • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Charlie Nelson is just walking down the street, minding his own business, when he’s suddenly killed in a brutal drive-by shooting…or is he? When he finally forces his eyes open again, he’s lying in a hospital bed, and he can tell right away that something is very, very wrong. But nothing can prepare him for the shock of looking in a mirror, and seeing a gorgeous teenage girl staring back at him! It can’t be true, it just can’t! He’s a strong, virile man! He’s not a woman, doesn’t want to be a woman, doesn’t know the first thing about being a woman! Like it or not, though, he’s about to find out!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Woman Who Wasn't

  • By PattyH on 12-22-18

Pornelope does it again

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

Love, love, love, love, love this story. Pornelope is the only one who can do gender bending erotica with so much class. No absurdly raunchy or corny sex dialog, just a hot erotica story from a slightly different viewpoint. During a sudden and violent event, Charlie Nelson's consciousness (or soul perhaps) is ejected from his body into another nearby victim. It's not the craziest book plot I've ever heard. If you can buy that small bit of sci-fi (or twist of fate) detail, it makes for a totally believable erotic fantasy. The characters reactions and emotions are very practical as the situation escalates to a predictable but awesome climax.

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

  • Monster M.D.

  • By: Leighton Lawless
  • Narrated by: Chris Graves
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 185

In a near future where monsters and humans coexist, Hieronymus "Jer" Bennington isn’t your run-of-the-mill psychiatrist. Despite losing his parents to a monster attack, Jer doesn’t judge people by the clothes they wear or the horns on their head. Instead, he runs a controversial clinic where he offers therapy to beastniks, but when his best friend’s suspicious death implicates him for murder, he hunts for the truth in a sexy-dangerous underworld filled with mythical creatures. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing

  • By kevin on 12-14-18

Monster-girl haram fantasy adventure

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

I have read and enjoyed several sci-fi or fantasy girl harem books. I think it's a relatively new genre. Kinda like the male version of a dirty romance novel. There aren't very many books out there yet that fall into this category much less audiobooks. Books with monster-girls are even more rare. I find that odd considering the large amount of manga, fan art, and video games available with monster-girls in them. Personally I wouldn't consider this book dirty enough to be considered "erotica", despite the adult content and monster girl harem. I would describe this book as urban-fantasy with lots of action. The intro was a little rushed for my taste. You have to digest a lot all at once, but for fans of fast paced action stories, I guess it helps in order to jump right into the action. I enjoyed the story and i liked the characters. The seduction lines in this book is really cheesy, but if you're going to have a fantasy world full of sexy beasts, they might as well be super easy.

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

  • The Cabin Sessions

  • By: Isobel Blackthorn
  • Narrated by: Kristin Price
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

It's Christmas Eve when hapless musician Adam Banks stands on the bridge over the river that cleaves the isolated village of Burton. A storm is rolling into the narrow mountain pass. He thinks of turning back. Instead, he resolves to fulfill his obligation to perform the guest spot at The Cabin Sessions. He should be looking forward to it, but fear stirs when he opens the door on the Cabin's incense-choked air.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dark Yarn About Broken People in a Broken Town

  • By Brian on 01-19-19

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

One of the most amazing audiobooks I've ever listened to. What can I say without giving any spoilers? The author creates a story and unfold it bit by bit while painting a picture that comes alive as you watch. This type of writing is so much more precise and artistic than many of today's author's who put out garbage that somehow becomes best sellers. This is the first solid example of a good book that I've found that I can reference when I complain to my friends (who don't read) that I don't like Stephen King because his writing is so lazy. I would encourage anyone to read this unless all you're into is fast paced action. The story is beautifully told, but it builds slowly.

Narrator Kristin Price is truely a master at her craft. I have heard few others who could compliment a story so well. I will be looking into her other works in the future hoping to find other great works.

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

  • The Meaning of Blood: and Other Tales of Perversity

  • By: Chuck Caruso
  • Narrated by: Eric J. McAnallen
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

In The Meaning of Blood: and Other Tales of Perversity, award-winning author and Edgar Allan Poe scholar Chuck Caruso combines his deep roots in the American Gothic with his own contemporary sense of macabre humor. These 15 stories of dark fiction range from crime thrillers to western noir to grotesque horror. Each twisted tale displays Caruso's unique blend of wry prose, feverish storytelling, and tragically flawed characters discovering that even the most innocent encounter can lead to death. Or sex. Or both. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great stories and great performance

  • By Pamela M. Neumann on 01-30-19

Original stories

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

These stories weren't as perverse as I would have expected given the title. They were however very creative. Nothing is more frustrating than sitting through a cookie cutter story with no original plot or concept. As collections go, I liked some of these stories more than others. Other listeners will not like the stories that I enjoyed the most and vise versa. Several of the stories had old-western setting which is not something I see very often in this genre. What I enjoyed the most was how the author captured the emotions of real people. Thier cruelty, disgust, hatred and cowerdess toward others comes through as the most intimate parts of each character.

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

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  • Manipulation

  • 31 Powerful Techniques to Secretly Manipulate, Persuade and Influence People
  • By: Leonard Moore
  • Narrated by: Gene Blake
  • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Do you think that brainwashing people only happens in movies? Do you think that taking advantage of the subconscious mind is something only crazy people would try to do? The truth is, as human beings we’re imperfect. We have weaknesses. And if you study and get to know these weaknesses you’ll have a huge power in your hands. When you master the right manipulation techniques, the real ones, it is completely possible to influence other people’s thinking and make them do what you desire. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting information

  • By eris on 01-23-19

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

I thought this book was going to be about how to trick people and make them do what you want, but it really is a lot more positive than that. This is a great tool for anyone who is trying to get better at sales, come across as more confident at work, appear more attractive to potential love interests, or communicate better with family members. How we come across to other people makes up so much of our daily life. Whether we know it or not, we are constantly trying to convince people to do things. The book does describe various different methods of what I would consider negative manipulation, but I've found that it has helped me more to recognize when someone was trying to manipulate me, knowingly or not.

Read by Gene Blake, who sounds like Judd Hircsh from Indipendance Day.

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

  • The Science of Self Talk: How to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence and Stop Getting in Your Own Way

  • Positive Psychology Coaching Series, Book 18
  • By: Ian Tuhovsky
  • Narrated by: Randy Streu
  • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

We all speak to ourselves on a daily basis. Whether it’s out loud or an internal (or infernal) commentary, we all practice self-talk, and how we speak to ourselves can have a significant effect on our emotions and subsequent actions. Mindfulness expert Ian Tuhovsky explains how we can rewrite the script when it comes to our internal communication. Through a series of simple exercises for use in daily life, you can understand your own self-talk in order to change the conversation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Rabbit on 03-19-19

So much more than I expected.

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

I wanted to check out this audiobook because I had heard about self talk and I wanted to learn to identify my own self talk more easily and work to make it more positive. The author gave pleanty of tips and practical exercises to help with that, but also explained so much about how it works in a way that was easy for me to understand. He also touched on many subject areas that I have heard before but didn't fully understand and brought them together in a way that made sense to me. Subjects like cognitive dissonance, learned helplessness, the pareto principle, and intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation to name a few. I feel like this not only helps me understand the basics, but points me in several directions that I might want to learn more about next in order to gain a deeper understanding. From now on, this will be the first thing I recommend to anyone who is serious about wanting to overcome negative thoughts and not sure where to start.

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

  • Binge Eating Disorder: Self Help Binge Eating Guide to Stop and Overcome Overeating

  • By: Charlie Mason
  • Narrated by: Jeff Lewis
  • Length: 38 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

This book will discuss the causes of binge eating and help you learn how to stop it! By learning what triggers a binge eating episode, a person is empowered to break the cycle that keeps them unhealthy and unhappy. Also explained is why diets will not make you thinner nor stop overeating. The bad habits that keep you locked into continuing binge eating are described along with an easy way to do away with them. A guide to making a food plan that will give you complete control over your food intake is included. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very informative..

  • By Mandymay💄👠👛 on 11-19-18

Makes a lot of sense

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

Author hits the nail on the head when he talks about the characteristics of binge eating. I felt like he was talking about me specifically. This is not a diet plan, it is a guide to help recognize and avoid traps and cyclical patterns among other things.
Lots of good science related material. I found much of the information to be helpful and motivating. It most definately gets easier the more you work at it.
In my opinion, the last chapter has most of the inspirational take away message from this book. It's worth relistening to in times of weekness.
Read confidently and professionally by the narrator.

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

  • Ghost Stories: Compilation of Real Horrifying Demon Encounters

  • Horror Anthology Series, Book 3
  • By: Hannah Tidy
  • Narrated by: Nathan Hansen
  • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Real-life cases of gut-wrenching demon encounters that’ll shock the daylights out of you! Best-selling author Hannah J. Tidy will introduce horrific stories and experiences of demonic encounters had by normal people who’ve dared to play with games such as the Ouija board. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Pffft Evil Power of the Moon?!?

  • By Emily on 02-23-19

So good, so creepy

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

This is the first book in the series I've heard. It was so much better than I expected. The stories being based on real events makes it so much creepier. I was blown away when it got to the part about the creepy games. I was listening to this in the car on the way home from work. Once I got home, I sat there in my car for about an hour in my parking spot because I wanted to keep listening. As soon as I finished this audiobook, I bought the other two books in the series.

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

  • Emotional Intelligence at Work: A Self-Help Guide That Teaches You to Build Your Social Skills and Establish Strong Relationships with Your Peers

  • By: Lawrence Franz
  • Narrated by: Jason R. Gray
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

If you're have trouble dealing with negative emotions in your place of work and it's costing you opportunities, relationships, and your sanity, then this book is for you. Our world today is nothing like our ancestors have ever faced. A fast-paced world of economic uncertainty and turbulent workplaces, and our bodies have not evolved to deal with the kind of stress that this new situation presents. In this book, Lawrence Franz lucidly explains what emotional intelligence is and how it is clearly tied with our ability to control stress, especially in the workplace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sometimes softskills are just as important as hard

  • By KD on 11-17-18

Very Helpful

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

Lots of tips to help with controlling emotions while at work or to keep your work from making a wreck of your emotional health. A lot of this I've heard or read about somewhere before but it helps to hear it as though it were applied to my situation from an outside perspective. Situations are explained in a way that could apply to virtually any job.
Read clearly by the narrator.

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

  • Cooking on a Budget: A Short Read on Simple Strategies & Solutions That Work for Saving Money & Eating Healthy

  • By: Ash Mahoney
  • Narrated by: Aida-Maria Boiesan
  • Length: 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Are you thinking about eating healthy, but not sure how to save money? Would you like to being healthy eating all while you budget like a pro? Then, Cooking on a Budget is for you! This short guide about properly budgeting for healthy eating habits includes: Cooking 101, a back to basics approach to food preparation, budgeting for beginners, how to save and eat what you want, how to incorporate healthy cooking into your daily life, information on money saving most dieting books won’t cover, and more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A short primer on Cooking at a low cost

  • By cosmitron on 10-03-18

Lots of good suggestions.

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

I have been trying to eat healthy without spending a ton on groceries for years. Many of these suggestions I have learned through my struggle and I continue to use every day. There were also a lot of new things for me to try and look into. Whether your trying to make your family grocery budget stretch, or meal prep healthy foods for the week, this book summarizes every tip I can think of that could help you. There is also a detailed section on when to buy produce in season.
Read clearly and precise by the narrator.

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

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