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  • Picture Perfect Murder

  • The Ransom Walsh Series, Book 1
  • By: Rusty Ellis
  • Narrated by: Daniel J. O'Donnell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Sin City has it all. Including a serial killer targeting police officers and their families. Given the stakes, former homicide detective Ransom Walsh can’t afford to stay on the sidelines. The city he served for 20 years hasn’t slowed down since retirement, and his skills as a former homicide detective are needed now more than ever. Ransom teams up with his former partner, Leesa Gardner, to chase down the murderer before another devastating blow is struck against the community and law enforcement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic detective story!

  • By Darcie on 11-07-18

Thrills, chills, excitment, a wonderful listen

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

The name fits this story to a T, as I started listening to this I set in shock thinking oh my lord how strange but as I was pulled in I felt like this could have been a true story. It is mind blow how this killer kills and stages the scene. You are left with so many questions until the author lays out the secrets he holds. It is chilling, thrilling and very scary and holds your attention from the start.
The narrator had me in the palm of his hands from the start as he lays out a terrorizing story that pulls you in making you step back and really think. He paints the picture that author gives making you close your eyes as you take it all in seeing what he is saying in vivid detail. I thought he did a wonderful job with the character voices both male and female it was easy to tell who was talking and what they were feeling. He gives true emotions that makes your heart stop and then beat faster as he lays it out. There were no background noises, no repeating of words, and no volume changes just a very clean and clear audio that I couldn’t put down. He really bought the story to life for me making it very easy to picture it and feel like I was there watching. I look forward to listening to more of his work.
The author did a great job laying out the plot giving a few surprising twists and turns. I loved the mystery and it did take me a little time to work out who and what. He is keeping his cards close giving few clues and really holds your interest. I had no trouble feeling the emotions of his characters and the chilling facts of the story. This is one story that makes you really setup and listen and could have been out of the headlines of the news. It was totally enjoyable, I loved the mystery. This is one author that has no problem holding your attention with a story I couldn’t put down.

  • The Sheriff Catches a Bride

  • By: Cora Seton
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192

When county sheriff Cab Johnson gets a hunch, he's learned to trust it, and his hunch tells him Rose Bellingham is in a peck of trouble. Bad enough he's in love with her, bad enough she's already engaged to Jason Thayer. He's got to figure out what she's hiding before he loses her for good. Rose can't stand one more person meddling in her business, even if that person is a handsome, eligible sheriff. She's been controlled for far too long.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally Loved the plot, danger and mystery

  • By Cyn on 11-10-18

Totally Loved the plot, danger and mystery

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

I really enjoyed this audio from the romance to the danger the author pulls you in taking you on an adventure you won’t forget for some time. Rose is a wonderful character so full of life but with so many trying to control it she is left with little choice but to let them. That is until the day comes she has had enough which adds to a turn of events that makes her finally lose that tight control she has been holding on to. It leads to a chain reaction that will turn her world upside down. Jason and her must set down and work out their relation which isn’t easy on Cab who has been waiting in the wings for so many years. When a mystery woman comes on the scene leading danger right to their doorstep leaving a town in dismay and people running for their lives.

The narrator was really good the only issue I have with her narration is when she ends a sentence she kind of drags it and I didn’t like the way she said Autumn at first I thought she was saying Adam and was confused if this was male or female. Beside that it was an outstanding listen that held my attention and I didn’t want to put it down. There are no repeating of words, no volume changes and no background noises just a clean, clear listen. Her male and female characters are good, easy to understand and tell who is talking. She gives true emotions to her characters that you can feel what they are feeling. She really gave the audio life through her voice and emotions.

I just loved Cab he is strong and demanding but still very gentle and loving. He loves to take care of people which gets him in trouble with Rose. Jason I didn’t care too much for him at first but once you get to understand him and what he is up to he grows on you. His father humm he had me saying some very nasty words I doubt I could be as nice to him as she was. Rose is a wonderful character and Mia just broke my heart. I felt I knew these ladies and just where they are coming from. I doubt you can listen to this story without some strong feeling and emotions. I really enjoyed getting to know all these characters a few I really liked and some not so much. It is a very emotional listen from many points and I feel you will totally enjoy this as the author pulls you in taking over your mind with many hours of pleasure as the story comes to life with many twists and turns you won’t see coming and a few surprises along the way. I loved the plot, the characters, it was thrilling, with adventure, a few shocks and some thrills. This will be an audio that I will listen too again. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I have.

  • The Holiday Brides Collection

  • Holiday Brides Series, Books 1-4
  • By: Ginny Baird
  • Narrated by: Susan Soriano
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Four heartwarming romances filled with holiday spirit: Christine gives love a second chance in snowy Vermont; widower William is startled when Santa delivers a new mommy; single mom Carol discovers a winter wonderland in Maine; and Matt and Sarah find each other again by the North Carolina shores. These sweet holiday stories will have you laughing and sighing, and once again believing - in the special magic of Christmas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, loved this collection

  • By Cyn on 11-10-18

Fun, loved this collection

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

It is time for the holidays and what better than to listen to some holiday audios that will put you in the holiday mood. This is a set of stories that are touching, fun filled with romance and laughter with a little pain until they work it all out.
The Christmas Catch
Is a story of a woman who lost her husband before her baby was born. For many years she did it alone not looking for love which may bring more pain. She spent all her time with her son giving him all the love she had that is until her friend sent her on a holiday to house set there she meets a man who is hard to forget.

I really enjoyed the characters the little boy is a delight and brings so many smiles and laughs. Christine is a hard working mother but needs to give her son more attention. Once they hit the road on their first vacation in a long time Christine runs a man off the road, such a wonderful sweet man she can’t forget. John has the same issues with those amazing eyes one look just isn’t enough.

The Holiday Bride
What a very touching fun read so far the best of the boxset. I can’t tell you how many times I have laughed out loud at all that goes on. The humor is outstanding as well as this short story of lost love, unsure love, and family love.

Mistletoe in Maine
I thought this was a fun read but didn’t care for it as much as the one before. The humor is still the, the plot is good and the characters easy to relate to. It is a story of starting over, finding a new love and two families becoming one. I loved the plot and the moose was cute. The characters are easily likable.

Beach Blanket Santa

A story of misunderstanding, one night together what happen and who did what turns out to be something that could changes these two relationship. I thought the plot was good, the characters very likable and was a lot of fun to listen to. There is a twist here that is very surprising not only to the reader but to the characters. So many years wasted if only they would have talked it out years ago things could have been so different.

The narrator did a wonderful job pulling the listener in putting so much emotion into the stories from laughter to fun that you can hear the emotions. I really enjoyed her child voice as well as he male and female ones. She truly brought the story to life. There are no background noises, no repeating of wording, no volume changes. Her performance was outstanding and given with power, confidence. A true pleasure to listen to her work and easy to believe what you are hearing. I had no trouble picturing the scenes and loving the story being pulled in from the start.

This is a wonderful holiday story filled with love, laughs and fun that I totally enjoyed. The plot is great as well as the characters. I truly loved everything about these characters and how the story is land out. At times my heart broke for both main characters. It was truly a delightful romance giving me many hours of enjoyment. The author gives a few surprises that truly leaves you with your mouth open and smiling all the way. I can’t wait to listen to the next one in this series.

  • Avery

  • The Case Against Steven Avery and What Making a Murderer Gets Wrong
  • By: Ken Kratz
  • Narrated by: Bradley Hayes
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 85

The Netflix series Making a Murderer quickly became a huge hit, with over 19 million viewers in the US in the first 35 days. The series left many viewers with the opinion that Steven Avery - a man falsely imprisoned for almost 20 years on a rape charge - was railroaded into prison a second time by a corrupt police force and district attorney's office. Viewers were outraged, and hundreds of thousands demanded a pardon for Avery. The chief villain of the series: Ken Kratz, the special prosecutor who headed the investigation and prosecution.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Super Boring

  • By AnnaBelle on 02-23-17

Nothing new, bias about me me and my troubles

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

I have to say I did watching the Netflix show Making a Murder. They start with part two and then move to part one. I am now on part one still waiting to see how that turns out. When I saw that Mr. Kratz wrote this story and so all the bad reviews it pecked my interest. Until I started this audio I had not a clue about all the issues Mr. Kratz had along with the texting he did, I have no trouble believing he thought he was all that and a bag of chips. So with an open mind I set down to listen to this audio. What I found was there was nothing I didn’t already know, there are no bombshells, no turning points to make me feel any different from I did before I started listening. If anything I am surer that Brendan should never have gone to jail and his mother should be trading places with him for letting him be question without a lawyer. It is not up to me to judge whether Steven is guilty or not but I will get into that later.

These are my thoughts I think the police were sure Steven did it and I do believe some planting of evidence did happen. Making a Murder did not say the police killed Teresa they said the law made it look like Steve did it by planting the evidence. As I watch the show Steven’s lawyer did everything she could to show that the police didn’t plant it from buying a car just like Teresa and trying to place the blood they way they found it. Her ex who is also her roommate was one who has some explaining to do from what I have seen, the author never talked about that and how things were found and leaves a lot out. My biggest issues is why wasn’t the defense allowed to put doubt in the case by saying this person or that person could have done it. The judge said they could not bring up anything about another person that maybe could have done it thus no reasonable doubt was allowed again the author does not talk about this or the reasoning behind it. I believe the law thought Steven really did it and did some planting of evidence to make sure he went to jail for the rest of his life. Does this mean he didn’t do it, I don’t know but I just don’t see why he would have.

As far as Brendan he was led over and over again until they got what they wanted as they filled in the blanks for him. When he said he didn't know they filled in some and would say if that is how it happened, they lead him giving him the information until he said what they wanted him to. Being from a lower income, and with his mental issues I am not sure he knew he could have a lawyer or that he could ask for one. They needed him to point the finger because they really had no case. Giving a plead bargain of 15 years and his grandfathers calling I saw nothing wrong with what his grandfather said. He told him to stick to his guns, no, to take the bargain because he didn’t do anything wrong.

The narrator did a wonderful job giving the facts as he was given, laying it out and showing no emotion just laying out the facts the author wrote. I thought his performance was outstanding, there was no need for character voices so none was used. He gave the details without showing he was for one side or the other. There are no background noises, no repeating of wording, and no volume changes. If any breaks were taken I could not tell. He paused when needed to and times I had to remind myself that this was not the author but a narrator. I look forward to listening to more of his work.

As for the author I am sorry but you didn’t win any support from me. I thought after what you did with the texting and such you should have lost everything. Do I feel you deserved the hate mail No! But then I am not sure you received all you said. I have a hard time believing you with seeing how you acted on camera. I do hope you got your life in order but I can’t see you being anything but the cocky man you have show to be. As far as the meds I am not buying it, I do believe you have one heck of an ego and you took off running with it thinking you could do no wrong. I believe you knew what you did was wrong and you didn't care nor did you think about it. Are you sorry about that, hum yes I believe you are but had you gotten away with it I believe you would still be doing it today. Have you got the right man, I don’t know, but I do believe you and all that was behind you do. Your book gave me a lot of thought but you didn’t sale me the goods, and I am not buying into what you have laid out. Give me something new, give me some facts that I don’t already know. I have to say your book put more doubt in my mind than I already had. I do believe evidence was planted, I do believe the law enforcement had it out for Steven from the start that they didn’t look for anyone but him and I believe they needed Brendan to give them the right to do the search they wanted. My heart goes out to him and nothing you have said has changed my mind.

That poor women you sent the text to how could you knowing what she had already been through. I try very hard in my reviews to be fair as anyone who knows how I review, but you over stepped everything to give your ego a boost. I feel heartbroken that you with your position have given more to the ME TO movement and you should be more than ashamed of yourself. I found this story to be about you and not the facts and case at hand. I feel this was another ego boost you were after. I don’t believe I ever heard you say you were sorry for what you put that woman through. I think you are just sorry you got busted. You have totally lost any credit ability with me for this and for saying that we the people are so dumb that we feel the police killed Teresa. You gave no facts or reason that can’t be twisted the other way. I was hoping for so much more and truly wanted to believe that again our law enforcement wasn’t corrupted. Yes some of them in question did have something against Steven as you well know. I try very hard not to give a low review but for you I cannot. I did start listen to this audio with an open mind, but I am sorry you closed it by the end. I still don't know if Steven did it or not but there was the money issues and how they sure didn't want to pay that out, plus more issues the law had with him.

  • 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 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

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

Very twisted different but very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 10-27-18

There is no doubt these are twisted some cute so really weird, creepy and unnerving. Some make you smile, why others make you roll your eyes, a few were like what the heck and others gave me the chills. It is a nice collection something for all the strange at heart.

The narrator did a good job pulling the reader in making you feel those chills. Somewhere really weird but you find yourself buying into the story as the narrator pulls you in. There are no background noises, no volume changes and no repeating of wording. Male and female voices are wonderful and fit the characters. Her deliverance was very good and holds your attention. I look forward to listening to more of her work.

There were some stories I really enjoyed others were ok. I felt a few were not complete but enjoyed them. All in all it was a very enjoyable listen with a few shocks, twists and turns that may blow your mind.

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  • Hail Warning

  • By: Brett Arquette
  • Narrated by: Michael Ashcraft
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Having just stunned those in Washington with Operation Hail Storm, Marshall Hail and his crew move on to their next mission, using assets from two ships, the Hail Nucleus and the Hail Proton. Hail's team has been provided the latest intelligence for a new operation that seems impossible, but then, Hail and his techno-savages have a knack for pulling off the impossible. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting thrilling and spellbound

  • By Cyn on 10-18-18

Exciting thrilling and spellbound

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

After listening to Operation Hail Storm I couldn’t wait for this to come out in audio. The author takes you on another journey with his drones at the helm taking out more of the FBI top ten list and helping them with a mission they want done. It would be best to read book one to get more information on how this team got started and what their goals are. We meet knew characters as well as see old ones that I hold dear. Mr. Hail has made it is live goal to take out terrorist like those that killed his family. He has an interesting way to get the job done and have the government help him.

The narrator was outstanding from showing emotions to the wonderful tones of each character. He really bought the book to life giving a realistic feeling making you feel part of the story. As the drones took off I found myself leaning with them as they curved to their destination. He added the humor the author put in the story with a chuckle to a sigh and all the ones in between. I had no trouble feeling the pain, tears and sorrow. I loved the accents he gave to some characters they fit them so well. His voice for Marshall fits to a T from his sexy, serious to angry it comes across strong, smooth and at times very sexy. The teens are so realistic from their young excitement to the slang. There were a few times he repeated words I am guessing this is when he took a break. It is noticeable but does not take away from the story. I found no background noises or any place where the volume changes from chapter to chapter or page to page. The many different character voices were just great from the male to the female I always knew who was talking and what they were feeling. He really bought this audio to life for me it was easy to see the scenes as they unfold, knowing how it affected each character. The narrator knows how to entertain and keep your attention. This is the first time I have ever listened to this narrator and it won’t be the last. I do hope he narrators the next one in this series.

The author knows how to keep the listen exciting, thrilling with wonderful twists and turns you don’t see coming. If you love danger, on the edge of the seat this is the book for you. I was hooked with the first book and loved this one just as much. There were times I held my breath and even closed my eyes. I even had a few oh that isn’t good, and no you didn’t just do that. The story is believable with characters that you come to love. The drones have wonderful name, it is a fun read with great kids that give you a few thrills and chills. I can’t wait for the next one to come out in audio.

  • Westward Series Box Set, Books 7 - 9

  • Montana Mail Order Brides
  • By: Linda Bridey
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 52

When Hannah Fairbanks answers an advertisement for a mail-order-bride, she thinks she's found the man she'll spend the rest of her life with. Instead she finds a man who has lied to her about everything. Hannah unexpectedly meets Owl, a local Lakota Indian and is instantly smitten. Can they rise above bigotry and heartache to catch the dream of love they desperately desire?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love these books!

  • By Leslie F. on 01-21-17

Lots of fun, sweet reading

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

Westward Dreams
Being a mail order bride answering mail from someone you don’t know is exciting but at the same time you never know if they are honest or someone you can trust. They pull you in with words, promise giving you someone you feel you know that is until you come face to face to find everything you have been told is a lie. Not much has changed over the years with internet but back long ago you didn’t have someone you could call to give a helping hand. Hannah finds out just how hard that is when she come face to face with the man she thought she would build a life with to find nothing he has said is true. Now in a land where she knows no one she turns to the sheriff for help, once she gets settled the first person she runs into is Owl the first Indian she has ever seen. Both are shocked with the way they feel but as they get closer and their feeling grow turmoil takes over with ill feelings from the man she came to marry and the town. There is danger, excitement, passion but you laugh and smile as well as frown with life is left in the towns hands.

Westward Holiday
Losing everything as you know it is hard but when you lose your reputation with it is the pits, when one loses all that and has to get a job when you have never done a day’s work well that is just downright mean when your father puts his self before the needs of his family. Rebecca has lost it all, her friends turn her back on her and she now cannot find a husband. Deciding to start over she becomes a mail order bride. The saloon owner wants a wife places an ad but isn’t too excited by the women who want to take him on. When he reads Rebecca answer he just as to meet her. Rebecca didn’t know what to think when she first saw the town, the Watering Hole well let’s just say it isn’t up to what she is use to.

This is a fun, cute read that brought me hours of entertainment and joy. I laughed and at times could really feel the characters pain. It is a clean read but filled with passion, that gets a little hot when people don’t want to say good night. Lots of fun teasing and the best part is we get to visit with old characters that I truly love. Rebecca maybe from good stock, high class but once she lets loose she is a delightful woman. Not everything is coming up roses, there are twists and turns that are exciting, a little painful and a little surprising.

Westward Sunrise

This was cute and a fun read. It was nice to see Elliot find a lady and Abbey is a lovely surprise. I enjoyed the twists and turns along with a little heartbreak. Abbey and Elliot are perfect for each other but there is someone who thinks she would look better on his arm. Something happens that could just put Ms. Abbey on his arm leaving Elliot all alone again. I liked the characters and loved the plot that are a few unknowns and maybe a little mystery.

The narrator does a wonderful job delivering true emotions to the story, you always know who is talking and just what that are feeling. There are no repeating of words, no background noise just a truly enjoyable listen that pulls you in. His normal voice is very pleasant as well as his character voices, his voice is easy to listen to and gave me many hours of enjoyment. He made me feel the pain and sorrow each character is going through as well as the excitement and danger that comes with this story. With his narration he made me understand why some people act the way they do and that not everything is as it seems. For me he bought this story to life making it easy to picture each scene as it was happening. His performance was top of the line pulling me in giving me a listen I couldn’t put down. If you haven’t listened to any of his audios you don’t know what you are missing.

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  • Precious Embrace

  • Embrace, Book 2
  • By: Dana Mason
  • Narrated by: Laura Jennings
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

A second divorce and a new baby wasn't the vision Alison Hayes had for her future. Now a single mother with two young boys, she wants to focus on her kids and what's left of her stagnant career. When Detective Johnny Rhay Bennett breezes into her life with his charming smile and country-boy accent, she's not interested. She doesn't need another man in her life, or another reason to make people talk.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting, thrilling and chilling

  • By Cyn on 09-30-18

Exciting, thrilling and chilling

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

Reviewed: 09-30-18

The author gives you another delightful story which is a great addition to this series. It is full of twists and turns that keeps your attention. We met Mark in the last book now we meet his ex-wife who hooked up with a no good who she divorces. Now she is on her own with her children, having a one night stand with a man who can’t forget her and follows her to where she lives. She isn’t ready for this, but he isn’t giving up. He is determined to show her just how much she can depend on him, he will never let her down. Then the unthinkable happens when her baby is kidnapped he is her rock, I doubt she would have been able to deal with all the issues if not for him.

It was hard for me to get into Alison character she had a good man, cheated on him, married a man who doesn’t want child. He didn’t mind having one that was not a baby but sure didn’t want a baby, he truly loved his stepson. He left because she got pregnant putting all the blame on her. I do have to say the character does feel realistic. She does remind me of a few women I have known over the years. I never understood them either. What is there not to like about Johnny? He has charm, style, dependable, caring, loving and very much a hunk. I fell in love with him from the start. He does have a few issues like taking on the blame for things that wasn’t his fault but that just makes him more my kind of man.


The narrator did a great job pulling the reader in showing true emotions and making it feel like you were watching a movie in your mind. Her character voices were outstanding from male to female you knew who was talking and what they were feeling. There were no repeating of words, no volume changes just a very clear audio you get lost in. I thought her performance was wonderful. She really brought the story to life for me giving me hours of enjoyment. I look forward to listening to more of her work.


I thought it had a great story line, loved the plot and the twists and turns that come with it. The story is very realistic and pulls you in giving you a very entertaining story I could not put down. The author had no trouble holding my attention giving another page turner I couldn’t put down. I thought it was well written and really keeps the reader's attention. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.

  • Dangerous Embrace

  • By: Dana Mason
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Vaughn
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Sarah Jennings wants nothing more than a quiet life - alone. Raised by an eccentric mother, their life on the road only taught her how to run away from hard times. When she finds herself in an abusive relationship, this lesson serves her well. Eight years later, she’s settled back in her hometown and less fearful then she’s ever been in her life. She’s a first grade teacher, and with few friends and less family around, she has what she wants, a quiet life under the radar where she can be free of her past and live quietly.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the story but not the narrator so much

  • By Cyn on 09-30-18

Loved the story but not the narrator so much

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

Reviewed: 09-30-18

The story was great it holds your attention giving you a thrilling exciting read, the danger is real when you have a stalker and an abusive ex who has been looking for you for more years than you can count. The story has a little of everything from romance to thrills and chills. I doubt you can read this and not have it touch you in some way. From the first page the author has you hooked from a brutal attack of violence and it doesn’t let up. One man see it and tries to help the victim only to have his lights punched out for his help which was cute and funny at the same time but very heartbreaking. At times the story is funny but for the most part it is action filled with one woman on the run as three men hunt her down. began with action and end with it, what a great read full of suspense that keeps your heart beating fast what a thrilling read I could not put down. It is a romance with suspense, action, and thrills but it is so much more the author gives you a wonderful story of strength, fears and overcoming them along with courage to stand up and be accounted for as well as starting over, learning how to trust and love again. It is about an abusive relationship, running for your life, learning to live again and start over.

The narrators normal voice is wonderful as well as her character voices however when she goes into character is sounds like she backed off the mic, at first I thought she did this when the character was thinking which would have been find, but she does this whenever a character is talking and then goes back to her normal voice which is spoken like everyone does. This was so distracting that I had a hard time trying to finish the audio. The only thing that kept me holding on was the story line and wanting to know how it ended. I really hate giving a bad review and only pick the books I think I can give a good one on however that is not the case with this narrator. Had I listened to this one first I most likely would not have listened to book 2 which I really enjoyed. This would be a great audio if the characters would all be in the same volume as the rest of the book. With that said I do have to say the narrator does give true emotions that you can feel, both her female and male characters are great if only they didn’t change in volume. There are no repeating of wording, the music was great and felt like it fit. The only issues I have is the volume change when in character other than that it was a good audio.

The author gives a powerful story that keeps you on the edge pulling you in giving you a compelling read that you can’t put down. I really wish I had bought the book and not the audio. Again the second audio of this series is much better and I truly enjoyed it. I really liked the characters even though I thought Mark was a little over powering but that is his nature and I do come to love his caring way. Would I want him as my boyfriend NO he is to controlling in a good way and so caring. I thought this was very well written, loved the plot and the way the author laid it out. I was in the authors palms from the first page to the last. It really was a book I couldn’t put down giving me a thrilling suspenseful read that I crave. I had no problem picturing the scenes in my mind watching the attack, feeling her fear and terror was not something I will forget anytime soon. Sarah has a lot on her plate and doesn’t know how to do anything but run, she has a crazy mother that really needs to get her act together and a delightful brother who I adored. Just a normal family with major issues that she must overcome. It is hard to read this story and not want to pull her out of the page taking her way and letting her heal. It is a very touching read that will stay with you for a long time. Very well written with great characters and a wonderful plot filled with danger, chills, thrills and excitement but also very sad. It is pulls on your heart making you want to finish it to know what happens. Has humor, passion and overcoming one's past, starting love only to have to start over again. Has a great ending that will leave you smiling.

  • Lady Justice Takes a C.R.A.P.

  • City Retiree Action Patrol, Book 1
  • By: Robert Thornhill
  • Narrated by: George Kuch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 82

How old is too old to dream? Walt Williams always dreamed of being a hero. When retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be, Walt decides it's the perfect time to achieve his dream and give Lady Justice a helping hand. So he decides to become a cop! Follow Walt as he leaves the real-estate world and retirement to solve crime and bring perps to justice. It's a bumpy but often hilarious ride. Walt and Ox, his partner in the Kansas City police department, find very unorthodox ways of bringing criminals to justice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book 1

  • By zoe on 12-20-16

Exciting, thrilling that kept me spellbound

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

Reviewed: 09-30-18

Lord I don’t know how I forgot to write a review on this wonderful, delightful story. I guess I was so excited and thrilled to find a new author that I loved so much. This is where it all begins, Walter the cop comes to life after many days and dreams of what Walter wants to do with his life he decides he wants to become a cop, being able to bring justice to people and bring the bad guy in. As with life things never go the way you think they will, justice isn't always easy and sometime just a little over the top, things can go wrong in an instant. Walter is a retired Realtor and up in years, when looking into to this he finds he is to old, his bones don’t work the way they use to, and he won’t meet the requirements. He is heartbroken until the day they find it might be a good idea to have some form of cop at his age. He must go through the hoops, go through the fires before he can become something of a cop assistant. There were times when my mouth hung open and I closed my eyes as he and the men beside him go through the pains but at the same time I could stop myself from laughing. Walter has a dry sense of humor that is right up my alley. I fell in love with Walter almost from the first page. It was a thrilling, exciting, dangerous, wonderful listen that has a little of everything between these pages. Once you start this series you won’t be able to read/listen to just one.

Mr Kuch is a wonderful narrator from his male to female voices you are captivated, he really brings Walter to life with his dry humor that fits him to a T. Each of his character voice really fit what I picture the character to sound like which makes it very easy to picture them in your mind. I had no trouble picturing the danger, ribbing, humor and excitement as it unfolds. There are no background noise, no repeating of words and no volume changes. He brings true emotions to his characters you can feel the power of the excitement, danger, thrills, and humor along with the dry humor of dear old Walter. I cannot tell you just how thrilling this audio was and how much I enjoyed his work. The narrator knows how to bring you the thrills, excitement that holds your attention from the first page until the last. I really can’t wait to listen to more of this series from him.

I really didn’t know what to expect when I picked this up to start listening. To be honest I had been putting it off for some time. I really thought it was going to be boring but to be honest it is anything but. I love how the author twist wording to come up with things you would never have thought of in that context which really makes it more humorous. My son and I have the same sense of humor, and I am sure he would love this series. I can even see his wife enjoying it. This is a clean story base but does have passion and a little romance but not as you know it. Which makes it even more thrilling to be able to have a family and teens that can read it and have something to talk about. It is a series that both of the sexes will enjoy. There are tons of excitement, danger, and even a few thrills with a twist that you don’t see coming. I was hooked from the first page until the end and loved it so much I bought the next book in the series. I love Walter and all the characters, they bring so much to the story line. The author and narrator really know how to pull the listener in giving a very highly entertain listen that captivates you with a story you can’t put down. I can’t tell you just how much I truly enjoyed this.