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  • Shatter Point

  • By: Jeff Altabef
  • Narrated by: Brian Rollins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

When her 19-year-old son Jack miraculously recovers from a serious head trauma, Maggie is sure her luck has changed. But when she's abducted by a shadow from her past - a phantom with dangerous sapphire eyes - it's up to Jack and his younger brother Tom to unravel the mystery and save their mom from a deadly psychological battle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Will Shatter Your Perception

  • By Cynthia Shepp on 05-19-16

Outstanding Thriller

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

Reviewed: 09-30-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Shatter Point to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print edition, but I would have to say that Brian's narration brings these characters to life. Especially the villains. It adds a layer of tension to hear the emotion and insanity these characters possess in his voice.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Absolutely. I loved the twist near the end and the dystopia that Mr. Altabef has created is way too close to being reality. It's frighteningly plausible.

What about Brian Rollins’s performance did you like?

This isn't my first time listening to his work and, as usual, the characters are great and his voice is so nice to listen to. His villains are awesome and his Aunt Jackie was fantastic!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was shocked at how "real" this future felt. This is something that could truly happen. I was more than a little sad when a certain character dies. They were great!

Any additional comments?

Grab this book now. It's totally worth the Audible Credit! I'm hoping this is part of a series and want to see the rest of this future world and the characters. Maybe a prequel with the life of Aunt Jackie!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Beach Angel

  • By: Summer Lee
  • Narrated by: Brian Rollins
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

What does surfing, basketball, girls, best friends, and a gang of bullies all add up to? A whole lot of fun for Brett Buyer and his Beach Angel. Meet Brett Buyer. He's on not one, but two basketball teams, which he juggles while falling in love with a very cute surfer girl named Brenda - all while dealing with Chopper Cruz and his Porter Street Gang of punks. Brett Buyer is about to learn the meaning of true friendship, loyalty, and what it means to stand up for what you believe in. That is, if he can survive the eighth grade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Charming Story of Young Love

  • By Quinn on 08-26-15

A Charming Story of Young Love

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

Reviewed: 08-26-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Beach Angel to be better than the print version?

Yes. I love the emotion and character given to these teens.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Beach Angel?

I loved both the surf competition and the final ball game. Great tales of competition for both sides of the relationship.

Which character – as performed by Brian Rollins – was your favorite?

Both the main teens. The narrator gives as much weight to her as she does to him.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The final confrontation with Chopper. Bullies are way too big a problem and I love that Summer Lee is tackling it.

Any additional comments?

Delightful little story that was fun and entertaining. I'm recommending to my nieces and nephews.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • These Gentle Wounds

  • By: Helene Dunbar
  • Narrated by: Brian Rollins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Five years after an unspeakable tragedy that changed him forever, Gordie Allen has made a new home with his half-brother Kevin. Their arrangement works since Kevin is the only person who can protect Gordie at school and keep him focused on getting his life back on track. But just when it seems like things are becoming normal, Gordie's biological father comes back into the picture, demanding a place in his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Coping with Trauma

  • By Teresa on 02-13-15

Powerful YA Tale

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

Reviewed: 08-11-15

What did you love best about These Gentle Wounds?

The main character, Gordie, is a tragic young man that's sympathetic without being whiny and weak like so many are in these types of stories. You feel like while he's gotten the short end of the stick, he's trying to make things work.

What did you like best about this story?

I didn't see Jordan's character and that twist coming. It was a great motivator for Gordie.

What does Brian Rollins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The raw emotion of the characters, particularly Gordie, Kevin, and Jordan. It made an already moving tale even more emotional.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I got choked up after the climax. You know kids go through this sort of stuff and it was great to see them overcome adversity.

Any additional comments?

Ms. Dunbar's story and Mr. Rollins' narration go hand-in-glove. I hope to hear them collaborate on more works.

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  • Glen & Tyler's High Seas Hijinks

  • Glen & Tyler Adventures, Book 4
  • By: JB Sanders
  • Narrated by: Brian Rollins
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Let's be honest. Glen & Tyler go on vacation the same way the US Navy deploys: with much fanfare and crowds throwing streamers. Despite the pirates, smugglers, and the usual criminal crowd, this tale has hot men, Chemin de fer, and some nice beach scenes. Come for the pirates, stay for the tight swimsuits. Oh, and rum. Lots of rum.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reliable, satisfying fun

  • By Jeremy R. Snyder on 07-19-15

Yummy Fun

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

Reviewed: 08-10-15

Where does Glen & Tyler's High Seas Hijinks rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the most fun I've listened to in a long while. Escapist entertainment that is a good time start to finish.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

I was psyched to hear what Glen and Tyler would do next. And the thought of a couple guys in tight swimsuits was never bad.

Which character – as performed by Brian Rollins – was your favorite?

Glen and Tyler are so smooth and fun with Brian's voice. I can't wait to listen to other books.

If you could rename Glen & Tyler's High Seas Hijinks, what would you call it?

Fun in the Sun

Any additional comments?

Delightful and delicious. Who would have thought a girl could have so much fun listening to two gay guys frolic in the sand and surf. Mmmmm.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful