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  • The Afton Morrison Series

  • Afton Morrison, Books 1-4
  • By: Brent Jones
  • Narrated by: Kristin James, Wyatt Baker, Brent Jones
  • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

Afton Morrison, 26, is a small-town children’s librarian by day, on a murderous mission to make the world a better place by night. From the hunt for a violent sexual predator to the last stand against her tormentor, The Afton Morrison Series delves into a world of moral ambiguity and is told in four thrilling parts. Packed with suspense, grit, and action, this collection delivers an unlikely heroine in the form of a disturbed vigilante murderess....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read

  • By Ashley Hedden on 11-15-18

Great series

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

A wonderful story with dark secrets, murders and a lot of twists and turns. The characters were well written, and the narration kept me on the edge of the seat. I am glad I got the whole series in one boxset, so I didn't have to wait for the continuation.
The narrator was very good, keeping a great pace and adding to dark and suspenseful atmosphere.

Highly recommended.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Reflection of Evil

  • A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
  • By: William Todd
  • Narrated by: Ben Werling
  • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

After months of inactivity, Holmes and Watson have two cases thrust in their lap in a single day. First, a mysterious woman from Swansea, Wales, seeks Holmes' help finding her husband who has disappeared in the middle of the night. As soon as she leaves, Holmes receives word that there has been a prison riot with several dead and a few inmates missing. Holmes believes the two cases are not a coincidence, but he has no idea who is behind it and to what end.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By KateB on 11-20-18

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 11-20-18

I enjoyed this short story, featuring our beloved Sherlock Holmes. The story was well written and the mystery was keeping me interested. The author managed to catch some of the atmosphere which I found in the original Sherlock Holmes stories. The narrator was excellent.

I received this audiobook at no-cost from Audiobookworm Promotions. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

  • Restriction

  • The Rise of Magic, Book 1
  • By: CM Raymond, LE Barbant, Michael Anderle
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250

She didn't mean to use magic. She didn't even know she had magic. She just wanted to save her brother, who was dying in her arms. Accused of using illegal magic, and sentenced to a cruel death at the hands of the city's guards, Hannah has no choice but to trust in the aid of a strange old man who wields unimaginable power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Theresa Horton on 09-16-18

Gripping fantasy

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

It's the first book by CM Raymond I've ever read, and I fell in love with it immediately. a powerful vision of a city, which had started as a utopia and was turned into a dystopia, very well written characters and a great plot made the book fascinating. It touched on numerous important issues: abuse of power, manipulation, master - apprentice relationship and responsibility for your creation. All wrapped up in a fast paced, action packed plot, full of twists and turns. It was heartwarming to see strong familial relationships and loyalty still existing in this cruel environment.

I loved the beginning of the series and I'm looking forward to listening to the other books. The narrator was excellent and portrayed the characters and their emotions perfectly.

Highly recommended.

I received this audiobook from Audiobook Access in exchange for my honest review.

  • Acceptable Risk

  • By: Candace Blevins
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Bethany has teased for years that if she ever settles down, it'll be with a harem of men. Mac is a new werewolf, and is still learning control. When he overhears the beautiful redhead at the bar wanting to take on not only him, but also the werewolf and wereleopard chaperoning his night out...he has to convince them to take her home. With two powerful shapeshifters in bed, what could go wrong?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • HOT PRN Reverse Harem

  • By Nicole B. on 09-09-18

Well written and narrated

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

I'd been curious about popularity of reverse harem books, and I wanted to try one. Though it isn't exactly my cup of tea, I enjoyed this audiobook. It was well written and the narrator was excellent. The pace was good, and the characters had certain charisma. The touch of supernatural gave it additional feeling of danger and animalistic life power. Full of sex and crude language.
I received this audiobook at no-cost from Audiobookworm Promotions. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

  • Fame Is a Killer

  • Hope Hadley Cozy Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Meredith Potts
  • Narrated by: Rachel Carr
  • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

Hollywood actress Hope Hadley doesn't think that things can get any worse for her. In the last 24 hours, her boyfriend has broken up with her and her long-running police procedural TV show has been canceled. When a homicide detective shows up at her door the next morning with news that her ex-boyfriend has been murdered, she realizes that her troubles are just beginning. She is shocked - not only to learn of her ex's death, but also to find out that the police consider her to be a suspect.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cute fast mystery.

  • By cosmitron on 04-10-18

Nice cozy mystery

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I enjoyed this cozy mystery. the characters were likable, and the author kept us guessing until the end. There were some twists, which made it more enjoyable. Though there were some less believable parts of the plot or circumstances, it was a pleasantly spent afternoon with this well narrated book.

I received this audiobook at no-cost from Audiobookworm Promotions. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

  • Friends and Enemies

  • A Pride and Prejudice Variation
  • By: J. Dawn King
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, the hero of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, has his world turned upside down when his character, of which he is particularly proud, is called into question by those whom he trusts. Will he learn from his mistakes or remain his own worst enemy? When he discovers a secret which could destroy not only the reputation of his beloved sister but threatens her very life, he can no longer hide behind his mask of social indifference.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An entertaining and well narrated re-imagining.

  • By These Curves Talk on 02-28-18

A new twist

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I loved this new way for Darcy to understand his shortcomings. I admired Elizabeth taking him to task so strongly about Wickham, who is as wicked here as it gets. The way to smoke out Wickham was brilliant, I enjoyed the way Darcy managed to swallow his pride and exposed his former friend's crimes. Georgiana's recovery was described very well, and she blossomed.

Steve Zimmerman is one of my favorite narrators, and this one was as perfect as her other audiobooks.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • An Unwavering Trust

  • By: L.L. Diamond
  • Narrated by: Verona Westbrook
  • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Fitzwilliam Darcy is in a difficult situation. His father is pressing him to propose marriage to the last woman in the world he would wish to take as his wife. With a fortnight to announce his betrothal, he makes the acquaintance of Elizabeth Bennet, who is in a predicament of her own. Could Darcy be willing to consider Elizabeth as a solution to his problem and to hers? And can Elizabeth ascertain enough of Darcy's character to trust him upon nothing but a first impression? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best

  • By Evie C on 07-28-18

A very good variation

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I enjoyed this story very much. It had a lot of angst, but Darcy and Elizabeth were building their relationship steadily, though it started from a very undesirable position. Most obstacles were external, and villains were excellent.
My favorite original character was the Dowager, it was so great for Darcy and Elizabeth to have a mother figure in their lives. I missed the Bennet family, but the Fitzwilliam clan filled that void pretty good. They were interesting characters.
Highly recommended.

  • In the Wilds of Derbyshire

  • By: Jann Rowland
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah
  • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Rejected by a sister who has allowed her new status as wife to Mr. Bingley to make her proud, Elizabeth Bennet goes to her uncle's estate in Derbyshire, ostensibly to assist her cousin in her introduction to society. In reality, Elizabeth feels there is nothing left for her in the neighborhood of her birth. Her uncle's estate is small, and Elizabeth must work while there, and though she finds her tasks easy to bear. She quickly becomes close to her young cousin and uncle, though her aunt is a hard, demanding woman.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting version of Elizabeth and Darcy

  • By bebe on 10-05-18

Great story

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

I loved this new Jann Rowlands' variation, and I believe it to be one oh his best books. Elizabeth is a bit depressed at the beginning, but she is a fighter and she perseveres. The Drummond are a very interesting family: a bitter mother, delightful children, and a father who tries to hold his head high, despise of the family's reduced circumstances. Darcy and Georgiana are friendly and loyal, and help Lizzy overcome her melancholy.

I enjoyed the interactions among local society, the ladies who appreciated Lizzy's spirit and wit, as well as the jealous ones. Georgiana, Olivia and Elizabeth friendship was heartwarming. And Lady Emily with colonel Fitzwilliam were very colorful characters.

My favorite part of the story was the Bingleys and Caroline's visit. Miss Bingley's antics are always a great fun, here she is determined, full of disdain and arrogant, the way I like her. I always believed, that Jane's life with Caroline in residence wouldn't be a pleasant one.

The narration was pleasant, but it didn't fit a Regency Era story, would have been much better suited for a Modern book.

Highly recommended

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Mr. Darcy to the Rescue

  • A Pride and Prejudice Variation
  • By: Victoria Kincaid, A Lady
  • Narrated by: Emma Lysy
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

When the irritating Mr. Collins proposes marriage, Elizabeth Bennet is prepared to refuse him, but then she learns that her father is ill. If Mr. Bennet dies, Collins will inherit Longbourn and her family will have nowhere to go. Elizabeth accepts the proposal, telling herself she can be content as long as her family is secure. If only she weren't dreading the approaching wedding day. Ever since leaving Hertfordshire, Mr. Darcy has been trying to forget his inconvenient attraction to Elizabeth. News of her betrothal forces him to realize how devastating it would be to lose her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, very well narrated

  • By KateB on 06-19-18

Great story, very well narrated

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

I loved it. Darcy's persistence in winning Elizabeth's heart was endearing. Lady Catherine and Mr. Collins were at their worst, just perfect. Darcy and Elizabeth had their share of misunderstanding (as usual), but they shared a few tender moments as well. The scene on the balcony was swoon-worthy. And I enjoyed Caroline in all her snide glory.
Highly recommended.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Sailing out of Darkness

  • Carolina Coast, Book 4
  • By: Normandie Fischer
  • Narrated by: Laura Jennings
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

When Samantha flies to Italy to gain distance from a disastrous affair with her childhood best friend, the last thing on her mind is romance. But Teo Anderson is nothing like her philandering ex-husband or her sailing buddy, Jack, who, despite his live-in girlfriend, caught her off guard with his flashing black eyes. Teo has his own scars, both physical and emotional, that he represses by writing mysteries - until one strange and compelling vision comes to life in the person of Sam.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • mixed

  • By Kelly on 06-15-18

Great story

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

I really enjoyed this book. It has interesting character, gorgeous places and a mystery. And I love happy endings I'm looking forward to more stories from this author.

I received this audiobook at no-cost from Audiobookworm Promotions. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.