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  • Paltronis

  • By: David V. Mammina
  • Narrated by: Annie Alder
  • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

In Mammina's first fairy tale novel, the theories of justice and corruption are tested. This tale is about a ghostly knight named Spirit Warrior who dared to defend his own people against an assortment of villains, including that of an evil corrupt king and a vengeful sorcerer. In a quest to secure justice and peace, Spirit Warrior selflessly challenges all obstacles at once--giving rise to this classic saga. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story with some great storytelling.

  • By Steve H. Caldwell on 10-15-18

Enjoyable and Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

This is an interesting and entertaining folktale aimed at YA audiences. That said, as a "mature" reader, I think it can be enjoyed by all audiences. Parental guidance is suggested for young audiences as there are scenes involving death and violence, but there is no graphic violence. The tale tells of the annual retelling of the story of "Spirit Warrior," who was killed as a boy, then resurrected to wreak vengeance on a mad and wicked king. But Spirit Warrior finds a higher calling in the non-violent protection of his people. He experiences love, and has to decide whether he will kill the king or follow his own path to justice. The fight scenes were a little confusing to me sometimes, but overall the story was enjoyable and easy to listen to.

The narration was good and well-paced.

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Tesla Gate

  • By: John D. Mimms
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Thomas Pendleton loves his wife, Ann, and six-year-old son, Seth, more than anything, but his job often makes him an absent husband and father. One day, after Thomas leaves on a business trip, his wife and son are killed in a car accident. When a cosmic storm enters Earth's atmosphere, scientists are baffled by its composition and origins, but not nearly as much as they are by the storm's side effect: Anyone who has died and chosen not to cross over is suddenly visible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Tesla Gate

  • By trixie on 12-12-17

Intriguing and Creative

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

This is an intriguing and creative story. Part science fiction, part family drama, and part dystopian, it paints a picture of a United States dramatically affected by an atmospheric disturbance that changes the color of the sky...and so much more. Thomas Pendleton has recently lost his wife and son to tragedy, and he lives racked with guilt for all the times he let them down and didn't spend time with them because he was too busy working. He is shocked when he finds his deceased son "alive" in his house. Turns out the strange phenomenon has reanimated souls (called "impals") who didn't cross over when they died. Initial disbelief and curiosity is soon followed is a growing hysteria among the government, military, and other "fleshies" who fear overpopulation caused by the reanimated souls. The government orders all impals to be rounded up "for their own protection," but a darker purpose soon emerges.

Against this backdrop, Thomas seeks to protect his son, Seth, and tries to make up for his past absenteeism by taking his son on a much-anticipated trip to Washington D.C. The closer they get to the capital, the more dangerous the journey becomes, and the harder Thomas finds it to fulfill his promise to Seth. Along the way, Thomas and Seth experience unexpected assistance and tragic betrayal. The story of the reconnection between father and son is beautiful and tragic. The ending is bittersweet, although not unexpected. I highly recommend this audiobook!

The narration by Jake Urry makes the audiobook! He does a fantastic job of delivering different voices for different characters, and his tone and delivery perfectly match the events of the story. The pacing was smooth and made the story very easy to listen too.

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

  • Antigen

  • Love and War, Book 2
  • By: R. A. Steffan
  • Narrated by: Gwendolyn Druyor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

Ryder isn’t a stupid woman, and she knows better than to volunteer for things. Volunteering always gets you into trouble. So it’s really no surprise when her undercover operation to retrieve Temple Akenzua from the belly of a Regime prison goes tits-up in fairly short order. With Ryder stuck on the wrongs side of the bars, the rescue mission has now become a mission of survival. Her only hope - and Temple’s - lies with her comrades in the Shadow Wing. Ryder just needs to stay alive until they come up with a plan. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great sound

  • By JodyL on 10-09-18

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

I loved this second story in the "Love and War" series. The author continues to expand the world and characters introduced in Book 1. The characters are flawed, scarred, and outmanned, but they use their pain, along with cleverness, courage and determination, to fight the corrupt regime. This time Ryder and Temple take center stage as Ryder tries to help locate and rescue Skye's brother from prison. The two end up having to help each other in order to survive and escape, and in the end save each other in a far more vital way. Ryder's history was heart-breaking - I cried at the gravesite scene - and I was so glad she found someone to help her see that she was not a horrible person and that she deserved love. I loved the way Ryder and Temple cared so much about each other. It was fantastic to see the way all of the team members love and would sacrifice for one another, in spite of their sometimes gruff attitudes towards each other. I loved this audiobook and am looking forward to the next one. I hope Ash gets his mate at some point. He really deserves it!

Narrator Gwendolyn Druyor is just WOW! Her delivery packs an emotional wallop, and she never fails to absolutely AMAZE!

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

  • Lizardville

  • The Ghost Story
  • By: Steve Altier
  • Narrated by: Bryan Anderson, Sonya Anderson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

In a small Pennsylvania town called Lizardville, a young boy named Johnny and his friends set out on a weekend camping trip along the banks of Big Fishing Creek. On the first night, as the boys gather around the campfire, Parker shares a story that happened nearly 80 years ago, the legend of the Ax Factory murders. Soon after, strange, mysterious things begin to happen. Little do the boys realize they have awakened the spirit world! Jimmy, unable to sleep, comes face-to-face with a ghost named Annabelle. She is searching for something and knows the boys are hiding what she seeks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting, fast-moving story

  • By alias11 on 10-05-18

Exciting, fast-moving story

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

This was a fun, exciting, fast-moving story. I would rate it PG-13. Younger teens and children could be disturbed by some scarier and violent scenes. A father and his two sons are at home when a storm knocks out the power. When cell phone batteries run out, the father is left with two bored teens, and he launches into a story from his childhood to keep them entertained. The story is part supernatural ghost story, part remembrance of a group of childhood friends. The two combine to create an entertaining, albeit sometimes eerie and gruesome, story of growing up. Is the story real or just something the father made up to occupy his children? It is left to the listener to decide.

The narrators did a good job of providing different voices for the different characters. The delivery, tone, and pace suited the events of the story and made for a pleasant, smooth listen.

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

  • Ruritanian Rogues: Volumes 1-3

  • By: Richard Storry
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

While an ugly war with its neighbouring realm continues to rage, the insulated members of Ruritania’s upper class laugh and dance their way through their superficial lives. Some people, increasingly disillusioned by the pointless conflict, start to consider how the king might be persuaded - or forced - to end it. Meanwhile, an increasing number of items of great value are going missing from those attending these high society gatherings. At whom will the finger of suspicion point? Who can be trusted? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Loved It

  • By alias11 on 10-05-18

Absolutely Loved It

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

I absolutely loved this trilogy! The tales have mystery, suspense, danger, and quite a bit of humor. There is an ongoing war, traitors, and enough political machinations to make your head spin. I couldn't feel too harshly toward the "gentleman thief" who nonetheless does the right things when it really counts and peoples' lives are on the line, and you can't help but feel for his put upon friend/manservant. The stories have plenty of surprising twists, and it was fun to try to figure out what was going on and who the villains were ahead of the reveal in the story. I am eager for the next book to see how the story continues on.

I love Jake Urry's narration! In fact, it was listening to the book sample and his voice that made me get the audiobook. He is fantastic at providing individual and varied voices, and perfectly hits the right notes to express the emotions, attitudes, and humor in the story.

I highly recommend this audiobook to everyone. I will certainly be listening to it again.

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

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Amorous Attorney

  • A Nick Williams Mystery, Volume 2
  • By: Frank W. Butterfield
  • Narrated by: Brian Rollins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

Jeffrey Klein's love affair is heating up, and Nick has to chase him down because, frankly, he needs a lawyer to set up his new business. After finding Jeffrey shacked up in a compromising position, Nick has to deal with his own personal mess when it comes to saying good-bye to an old flame. After receiving a telegram asking for help, Nick and Carter end up flying south of the border, down Mexico way. When they get there, they find a corrupt politician, a flirtatious police captain, and a woman terrified of an uncertain future and what it holds for her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't miss this series!

  • By Clau on 09-06-18

Absolutely love the audiobooks of this series!

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

I absolutely love the audiobooks of the Nick Williams mysteries. The stories give an eye-opening picture of the prejudice and discrimination homosexuals faced during the '50s while delivering great mystery stories with a wonderful dose of humor. I love the relationship between Nick and Carter and the way they are so open and honest about their past and present attractions to other men. The heat level is moderate and evident, although the sex occurs behind closed doors and is not explicit. I love the don't give a damn attitude of Nick, an attitude that only an obscene amount of money can provide a honosexual man at that time, but at the same time, he is generous when it comes to friends, associates, and even unknown working class and staff people he meets..

The narration is wonderful, and really adds to the enjoyment, atmosphere, and humor of the story. I really hope Frank and Brian continue to turn these wonderful stories into audiobooks.

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

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Big Book of Domination

  • Erotic Fantasies
  • By: D. L. King, Laura Antoniou
  • Narrated by: Barclay Malmsbury, Tracie McCall
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Not every woman likes to submit. An increasing number of women like to be on top. And their partners love it! Filled with surprises and unexpected twists (yes, that kind, too!), this audiobook proves that when lust and desire take control, all bets are off. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Naughty Read With Good Variety

  • By Pizza Knight on 10-18-18

Erotic Fun

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

Overall, I enjoyed this audiobook of erotic tales of dominance, although I found the introductory "lecture" on what dominate means to be boring and a little pompous. The stories themselves I found erotic and entertaining. I liked some more than others, but there is something here for everyone, no matter your taste. The audiobook vignettes include M/f, M/m, F/f, and some F/m/f, F/m/m, and various other combinations. The level of BDSM vares from light to harsh, and romance varies from evident to nonexistent. As I said before, there is something for everyone, as long as you like hot and steamy, and a little taboo.

The narration was good and generally suited the style, emotions, and plot of the various tales.

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

  • Shared: Boxed Set

  • Taken Series
  • By: Jasmine Black
  • Narrated by: Leigh Greene
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Includes seven erotic menages by Jasmine Black: "Taken by Two Bikers", "Taken by Two Billionaires", "Taken by Two Bosses", "Taken by Two Cowboys", "Taken by Two Firefighters", "Taken by Two Personal Trainers", and "Taken by Two Carpenters".    

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Collection of hot menage stories

  • By alias11 on 08-30-18

Enjoyable Collection of hot menage stories

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

There is something for everyone in this collection. The stories range from old lovers to co-workers to fantasies and dreamscapes. There is dubious consent/blackmail, power transfer, and seduction/opportunist themes. I liked some of the stories more than others, and I am sure everyone who listens will have their personal favorites. I liked Taken by Two Bikers and Taken by Two Carpenters the best, although all the stories are hot and exciting.

The narration is very good, and Leigh Greene does a great job setting the mood. The tone and delivery suit the stories, and the pacing is just right.

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Scheming with My Duke

  • Linked Across Time, Book 9
  • By: Dawn Brower
  • Narrated by: J K Mannion
  • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Serenity Drake went back in time for altruistic reasons. Her sister Peyton was dying and she needed her other sister to go back to save her life. Along the way she didn’t expect to find the one man she couldn’t resist. Brandon Bennet, the Duke of Branterberry, has a young son to care for. He has no room for Serenity in his life, but needs her help after she convinces his son’s governess to leave his employ. She takes on the duties with a flourish all her own. Brandon finds her difficult to resist, but has no wish to marry again. His first marriage left little to be desired.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The perfect adventure.

  • By Isha Coleman on 04-26-18

Good, but need the other stories first

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

I enjoyed this time travel romance, but I really felt like I needed the preceding stories first. This was my first Linked Across Time story, and I felt dropped into the middle of a story with no background for the characters, the ladies' special gifts, or how they got to this point. It's a fun love story, but I think you need to start at the beginning of the series to enjoy this one fully. I loved the hero, but I found the heroine a little annoying. Still, enjoyable overall.

The narration is great. well delivered, and well paced. I love J K Mannion's voice!

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tracing Shadows

  • Scout, Book 1
  • By: Alex Lidell
  • Narrated by: Hayden Daviau
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Orphaned and trained on a spymaster’s remote estate, Kali is a scout who works alone in the shadows. But when a terror group threatens the Dansil throne, the king forces Kali to accept a mission at the palace or forfeit her sister’s life. Suddenly thrust into the light, Kali must infiltrate high society as the royal Lady Lianna while penetrating the servant ranks as Kal, a male guardsman trainee. It doesn’t help that Trace, the harsh and enigmatic captain of the king’s guard, is soon assigned as both Lady Lianna’s palace escort and Kal’s commanding officer. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A entertaining story.

  • By cosmitron on 06-30-18

Love It!

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

I really loved this audiobook! Without giving any of the plot away, let me just say that the plot and political machinations are intriguing and the characters are wonderfully complex and endearing. I couldn't help wanting to see Kali and Trace come together and work as a team, but Trace is so pig-headed, insisting on seeing Kali as a woman to be kept out of harm's way, while Kali is stubborn and protective and proud in her own skills. Kali is an incredible and spirited heroine, while Trace is a mysterious and enigmatic hero. Secrets and intrigue abound on all sides, and there is a villain in the shadows. Who is the Messenger? What really caused the drought of children? Who is Trace? There are so many delicious questions! At least one is answered by the end of the audiobook, while the other will have you pining for the next chapter.

The narration is excellent, with distinctive voices and mannerisms given to each unique character.

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