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  • Feeding the Dragon

  • By: Sharon Washington
  • Narrated by: Sharon Washington
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,771
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,566
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,555

Sharon Washington’s autobiographical one-woman play, Feeding the Dragon, delighted audiences off-Broadway and is now available exclusively on Audible. The one-act play invites listeners into Sharon’s unorthodox childhood, growing up in an apartment on the top floor of the St. Agnes Branch of the New York Public Library, where her father served as the building’s custodian. A love of literature and boundless imagination helped the playwright as a young woman persevere over dragons of all forms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love to love in that library!

  • By Kindle Customer on 09-07-18

Feeding the Dragon

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

I thought the story itself was OK to pretty good. I would give it a 2.5. Maybe that's what short story are like in general. I haven't listened too many.
But the performance was really good. She did an excellent job.

  • The Distance

  • By: Jeremy Robinson, Hilaree Robinson
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer, Heather Costa
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

The human race has turned to dust. August Morrison faces it after rising from the depths of a dark matter research facility in Arizona. His co-workers. His daughter. All of them: dust. Friends and colleagues around the world don’t answer their phones. The city of Phoenix burns. He is alone. As a world without mankind starts to crumble, August fights not just for survival, but for his very sanity. On the other side of the country, Poe McDowell watches her parents crumble into dust just moments after being shoved inside a coffin-like device that spares her from the same fate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He's done it again!

  • By Sandra on 09-02-18

The Distance

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

I really liked this book. There were lots of twists and turns to keep me listening and it seemed very believable. If you enjoy aliens or post-apocalyptic books, give this a go.

The narration was really good as well. I've heard Jeffrey Kafer before and enjoy his readings. This is my first time listening to Heather Costa. She is really good. I hope to hear more form her.


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

  • The Jade Ihara Adventures: Omnibus Edition

  • By: David Wood, Sean Ellis
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 25 hrs and 40 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

Three complete novels from the best-selling Jade Ihara Adventures series by David Wood and Sean Ellis! 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Series

  • By Deborah on 09-09-18

The Jade Ihara Adventures: Omnibus Edition

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

I've never read (or listened) to anything by David Wood before and these books were good. I wasn't familiar with the characters from the "Maddock" stories referred to in some of the other reviews, but that wasn't a problem. I was able to get right into these books.

There is lots of action, adventure, and a good story line for each of the three books. As mentioned in the Publisher's Summary, if you like Indiana Jones or Tomb Raider, you should enjoy these books.

The narration was really good as well. Jeffrey Kafer is an excellent narrator and I enjoyed listening to him tell these stories.

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

  • Don't Let Me Go

  • By: Jamila Mikhail
  • Narrated by: Katie Frechette
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

On top of battling the normal teenage angst that everyone goes through, Joanie is also reeling from her parents' bitter divorce and having to cope with her mother's new boyfriend and father's new family. Alone in a new town and without friends, she turns to passing the time by indulging in her longtime hobby of making toy models of soldiers and is both amazed and shocked when one of them comes to life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and Uplifting

  • By 337 on 08-23-18

Don't Let Me Go

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

Katie Frechette does a good enough job narrating, but the editing could be a lot better. I gave it a 2 star instead of 3 because of that. The volume changes quite a bit and it's easy to tell certain sections were spliced in. Also in certain places the narrator fixes (aka rereads) what she just said. That should be edited out.

Besides that, I enjoyed the story. I felt sorry for Joanie and the situation she was in. I'm glad she was able to find a friend with Adler.

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  • Gathering Water

  • By: Regan Claire
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Swanepoel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21

Growing up in the foster system, Della never really had anything to call her own, not even a last name. Now, the truth was exposed, but there was still so much she didn't know. Hoping to learn more about the mother she never knew and maybe discover a bit more about herself along the way, Della travels across the country seeking answers - and finds far more than she bargained for. An unimaginable world - one on the brink of war - is pulling her in and making her claim a birthright she never knew she wanted. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow...Just.Wow! What a book!

  • By Darcie on 09-07-18

Gathering Water

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

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

I really enjoyed Jennifer Swanepoel's narration. I thought her voice fit the characters very well.

Overall I thought the story was good. Nothing "big" really happened. I was waiting for a big battle at the end, but it never happened. I'm guessing that's in a later book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Keeping Hope Alive

  • Whitley & Keal Mystery, Volume 4
  • By: Dawn Kopman Whidden
  • Narrated by: Amy Deuchler
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

A young couple taking a leisurely walk through the woods is shocked when the quiet, peaceful stroll ends as they come across what is without question a human skull. Two more bodies are uncovered nearby in shallow graves, but unlike the first, these murder victims have just met their demise. While detectives Jean and Marty search for answers, Marty’s fiancée, psychiatrist Dr. Hope Rubin, disappears, and her patient Brad claims he knows what happened. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bad timing causes confusion

  • By Jeff & Sabrena on 08-17-18

Keeping Hope Alive

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

I really enjoyed Amy Deuchler's narration. She did a great job. I will be looking for other books she narrates.

This is the first book of the series I read and had no problem reading it as a stand alone. I enjoyed the story and was sucked in from the start.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Crisis

  • The Covert War, Book 1
  • By: David Torres
  • Narrated by: Corey Ambler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

When Crisis, the world's most secret international terrorist organization, who standardized the use of minors, starts activating sleeper operatives in Southern California, Tazwell Ward, aka Theron Winters, is on the job. Being a 17-year-old paramilitary special agent in an NCS division called Juvenis, Taz has been intercepting terrorist attacks most of his young life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • disbelief comes crashing down

  • By Jeff Dougan on 06-29-16

Crisis

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

First off the narration was good. No problems there.

But, I didn't like the story. There was quite a bit of swearing by the main character. It seemed forced. I couldn't stand him.

I just wasn't able to get into this story.

If you look at Jeff Dougan's review, that pretty much sums up this audiobook.

  • Single and Looking: Daisy

  • Secret Lives of Sisters
  • By: Belinda Austin
  • Narrated by: Stacy Gonzalez
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Daisy is turning 40. To make the crises worse, her five sisters pray over her unmarried status, and then her cat begins speaking English with a British accent! Well, no wonder the cat quotes William Shakespeare sometimes! Daisy did name the cat Shakespeare after all. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Single and Looking

  • By ROCKFORD WIGGER on 08-08-18

Single and Looking

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

I've had a hard time finding "funny" books that I think are funny.

That being said, this is a funny book. The back and forth between Daisy and Shakespeare is great.

I listened to the audiobook and voice acting was good. I enjoyed Shakespeare quite a bit.

The story was fun to listen to and I had a hard time turning away.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Respawn: An Epic Fantasy LitRPG

  • Killstreak, Book One
  • By: Stuart Thaman
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

Lord Kadorax Darkarrow was born on Earth, but in Agglor, he's the highest-level assassin anyone can find. The leader of the famed Blackened Blades, he's made a name for himself, built a kingdom of sorts, and only had to respawn once along the way. Then a rogue band of jackals sends him all the way back to a dreary tavern in a tiny village to start over at level one. Hellbent on revenge, Kadorax sets out on a path littered with bodies - level up, find the jackals, slay their god!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A fun diversion in an interesting MMO style world

  • By No Dice on 07-27-18

Respawn

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

This is my first foray into LitRPG. I didn't know this genre even existed. I enjoy playing RPGs, so it was easy to get into this story.

First off, the voice acting by J. Scott Bennett is very good. I liked the voices he had for different characters and overall he did a great job.

The story was pretty good as well. It felt like I was following along with the group through the game.

If you like LitRPG or want to give it a try, you should enjoy Respawn.