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Montzalee Wittmann

Missouri, USA
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  • The Keeper

  • Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper
  • By: J. L. Bryan
  • Narrated by: Carla Mercer-Meyer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

The South Channel lighthouse is a crumbling antique at the mouth of the Savannah River, abandoned and forgotten for generations. Local stories still tell of a mysterious woman in white who often stood at the old lighthouse, watching the sailors come into port...even long after she died. The lighthouse has a dark history, with many ghosts, and mysteries to unravel before Ellie can send them on to the other side.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Almost back (spoiler)

  • By Dianne Herbert on 04-29-18

Suspenseful, creepy, and sprinkled with humor

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

Reviewed: 07-22-18

The Keeper
Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper
By: J. L. Bryan
Narrated by: Carla Mercer-Meyer
I love this series! This book deals with a lot of issues! The business, Ellie's relationship, a ghost/ghosts at a movie star's house by the beach and a lighthouse, and a magician ghost. Ellie's soul still is slipping out of her body...
Really creepy book!
Narrator is always so good with these books! Terrific performance!

  • House of Whispers

  • Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper Series #5
  • By: J. L. Bryan
  • Narrated by: Carla Mercer-Meyer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

The luxurious Lathrop Grand Hotel is a Savannah institution that has entertained guests for more than a century and a half, offering some of the finest accommodations in the city. Famously haunted, the hotel draws tourists from around the world eager to encounter its numerous ghosts. The hotel is also known for being honeycombed with hidden doors and secret passages, enabling staff to appear and disappear quickly as they attend to the hotel's guests.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great speaker and book series Awsome

  • By Lisa lorenzo on 03-01-16

Another great ghost story!

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

House of Whispers
Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper Series #5
By: J. L. Bryan
Narrated by: Carla Mercer-Meyer
I love this series! Ellie and Stacy go to a posh hotel to get rid of the murderous ghosts that are stopping the construction on the fourth floor. The one famous ghost that is being accused is not the only ghost they find but a whole town full of ghosts! None are happy! Good story with suspense and humor!
Wonderful narration! She is awesome!

  • Terminal

  • Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper, Book 4
  • By: J. L. Bryan
  • Narrated by: Carla Mercer-Meyer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

Ellie Jordan and her apprentice Stacey investigate a house in an elaborate planned community that was only half-built before it went bankrupt, leaving an instant ghost town with only a few residents. The entity haunting this house is a banshee that feeds on sadness and misery. Unfortunately for Ellie, this is no simple haunting but just one symptom of the cursed land on which the suburban community was built.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great addition to the series

  • By Arie on 11-05-16

Best one so far!

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

Terminal
Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper, Book 4
By: J. L. Bryan
Narrated by: Carla Mercer-Meyer
This one had me hooked right away! Best so far! Freaky! Scary and good! Love a good creepy ghost story with a bit of humor mixed with the suspense! The narrator makes the story even better with the excellent performance! Great job!

  • The Crawling Darkness

  • Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper Series #3
  • By: J. L. Bryan
  • Narrated by: Carla Mercer-Meyer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132

Paranormal investigator Ellie Jordan faces a new case in an apartment building where a twisted, dangerous entity emerges from closets and doorways to terrorize the residents at night. A powerful spirit, it feeds on fear and takes the shape of its victims' worst nightmares. Ellie and her mentor, Calvin, have tried to capture the same entity before, in a different house nearby, an attempt that ended in disaster. Now, with the help of her apprentice, Stacey, Ellie must try again to capture the elusive shape-shifting ghost.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another great cozy ghost mystery!

  • By BikeVON on 01-13-17

This is my favorite! Really creepy!

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

The Crawling Darkness
Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper Series #3
By: J. L. Bryan
Narrated by: Carla Mercer-Meyer
This book gets really gets creepy! I thought the others were bad, this takes scary a step further! I like a good ghost story that has a touch of humor, great characters, characters searching the history of the case, clues, a good scare, and of course some interesting ghosts! This series has all of this!
This series also has a great narrator! Great job!

  • Lullaby

  • Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper
  • By: J. L. Bryan
  • Narrated by: Carla Mercer-Meyer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Life is more difficult than ever at Savannah's only ghost-hunting detective agency. While Ellie copes with her mentor's departure and other unwelcome developments, she also worries about the supernatural injuries keeping her boyfriend caught in an endless slumber.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Absorbing and intriguing

  • By Jessie on 03-27-18

New boss has some terrifying powers!

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

Lullaby
Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper
By: J. L. Bryan
Narrated by: Carla Mercer-Meyer
Her old boss is moving and a new Russian boss decides to show her how things will be now be punishing her....the woman has some serious evil powers! I can't tell you what she did but it messed up our gal! Also, there is a job to do under new guide lines. Her boyfriend is still in a coma... things are not looking good. Few scary book! Her work is scary from the haunted houses and the co-workers!
Great narration!

  • Maze of Souls

  • Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper
  • By: J. L. Bryan
  • Narrated by: Carla Mercer-Meyer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

It's October, and down at newly opened Pine Hollow Farm, the ghosts are running wild! This "genuine" old-time family farm offers a big heap of fun fall activities. You can drink cider fresh from the orchard, enter a pumpkin-carving contest, and explore the five-acre corn maze. At night, if you aren't too scared, join the haunted hayride through the woods, featuring a genuine 18th-century cemetery. According to local legend, the ghost of a horseman has ridden the old dirt road through the woods for nearly two centuries, menacing travelers. Hayriders beware!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Maze of Souls

  • By Beatrice on 03-18-18

Great ghost haunting with a love story angle!

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

Maze of Souls
Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper
By: J. L. Bryan
Narrated by: Carla Mercer-Meyer
I really love this series! This one has plenty of surprises in her personal life that pops up unexpectedly! There is a Halloween time haunting, a man on horseback, a woman that crawls up the stairs to the kids room, and more! These books are always good for a good creepy read....wiggles fingers...
I love the characters, the scattered humor, the spooky humor, the plots, the human aspect they give to the ghost (they are not just ectoplasm you know, lol), and the fun dialogue especially between the two female ghost hunters. They crack me up.
The narrator does an amazing job of performing all the voices and the book!

  • Xenophobia

  • By: Peter Cawdron
  • Narrated by: Holly Linden, J. T. Johnson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

Xenophobia is set in Malawi, Africa, with US soldiers acting as peacekeepers to stop a civil war erupting. When an alien spacecraft arrives in orbit, America is thrown into turmoil and US troops are withdrawn from hotspots around the globe to provide support at home. Malawi descends into chaos. Xenophobia follows a band of US Rangers that stay behind to get doctors and patients from an outlying field hospital to safety. When hundreds of alien spacecraft begin flying overhead, the dynamics of war take on an entirely new dimension.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I read the reviews for this one!

  • By Matthew on 04-25-14

A wonderful, different alien book

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

Xenophobia
By: Peter Cawdron
Narrated by: Holly Linden, J. T. Johnson
I almost forgot how wonderfully thrilling Cawdron's books are! The first part of the book had me terrified of the realistic action of rebel forces fighting against doctors and civilian populations in Africa. Then there is the added threat of an Alien ship. What will the idiots on Earth do or are the Aliens dangerous. Then part of the group the book is following is caught by nasty rebels that has trapped an Alien in a basement and that is where they plan to dump the doctor and soldiers. Wow! I am so rattled by then....but that's when it gets better! Yep,...Cawdron keeps the story getting better and better! What an amazing story!
The narrator's were awesome! There were two of them, a male and female. Absolutely wonderful! This is going in my favorite file! Recommend to anyone who loves science fiction or wants a different take on aliens.

  • Betrayal

  • The Divine, Book Two
  • By: M. R. Forbes
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 327

My name is Landon Hamilton. I died five years ago, except I didn’t get to rest in peace like most of the departed. Instead, I was tapped by Dante (yes, that Dante) in Purgatory to become his champion and save humankind from the rest of the Divine - you know, angels and demons and their mortal followers. Yeah, I saved the world; but my vampire almost-girlfriend, Rebecca, stabbed me in the back (literally); I was forced to kill my angel best-friend, Josette; I’ve got a snarky werewolf taking up residence in my soul; and to be honest, I’m getting tired of the whole damn thing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good follow-up to the previous book.

  • By Cliff on 06-09-14

Another great story!

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

Betrayal
The Divine, Book Two
By: M. R. Forbes
Narrated by: Jeff Hays
This continues the story but so much more develops. Angels, develops, vampires, were, hybrids, and more! Action, betrayal, love, hate, so much is a stake! Ever suspenseful!
The narrator can literally perform any voice or sound! Excellent!!!
Better than book one...love this series.

  • A Glimmer of Hope

  • The Avalon Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Steve McHugh
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258

Layla Cassidy has always wanted a normal life, and the chance to put her father's brutal legacy behind her. And in her final year of university she's finally found it. Or so she thinks. But when Layla accidentally activates an ancient scroll, she is bestowed with an incredible, inhuman power. She plunges into a dangerous new world, full of mythical creatures and menace - all while a group of fanatics will stop at nothing to turn her abilities to their cause.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed and STILL hopeful for BETTER to come

  • By Word Tiger on 05-08-18

Back with the Hellequin gang!

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

Glimmer of Hope
The Avalon Chronicles, Book 1
By: Steve McHugh
Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
Oh, it was nice to see/hear the gang again! Even Nate made a brief appearance in the end! Yippee!! This has all the excitement and thrills of the Hellequin series but focused on a different direction. Same characters but adding some new ones that are really special! Wow, are they. I say, plural form because she has souls in her, she is more than just herself. She opened a scroll and she now has the powers of those souls that were trapped in the scrolls now in her. All their skills, knowledge, powers, etc. One is a demon, a warrior, an assassin, and it will that time to work things out. It is an exciting story with kidnapping, fighting, creatures like blood elves, ogres, and more!
Since the main character is the gal with the all the spirits, the narrator is female this series which makes sense and she does a fantastic job! She performs the voices for the ogres, men, and other such things and I never stopped and thought, "Oh, that is a woman", nope! Not once!. It was done so well, I didn't question, it just flowed nicely.
Great job!

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  • Balance

  • The Divine Book One
  • By: M.R. Forbes
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 632
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 583

My name is Landon Hamilton. Once upon a time I was a twenty-three year old security guard, trying to regain my life after spending a year in prison for stealing people's credit card numbers. Now, I'm dead. Okay, I was supposed to be dead. I got killed after all; but a funny thing happened after I had turned the mortal coil...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly good!

  • By Raymond on 05-12-14

Angels, demons and a hybrid!

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

Balance
The Divine Book One
By: M.R. Forbes
Narrated by: Jeff Hays
I really like this new series! A young man that is working at the museum gets killed by a demon, that's right, a demon that is stealing a chalice. He goes to an in-between place. Finds out he is has equal parts demon and angel. He gets a mission to go back, if he wants to continue living. This is one check of a ride! Not only angels, demons, but vampires, werewolves, trolls, and more! He makes friends and enemies along the way. Quite the adventure! Never a dull moment.
The narrator is super awesome and performs this flawlessly!