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  • Unleashed

  • By: Mariah Avix
  • Narrated by: Mariah Avix
  • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Diane will do whatever it takes to save a dog brought into the shelter from being taken back to the dog fighting ring he escaped from - even when she discovers he is a werewolf. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quick paranormal listen

  • By Heather North on 12-19-17

Unleashed

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

Diane loves her volunteer work at Beds, a dog rescue for older and unsuitable dogs. When she arrives one afternoon, all the other workers are scared of the huge new rescue dog. But, Diane is immediately drawn to the dog she names Ozzy.

An interesting story, full of the passion of rescue work and the workers that love doing it. I won't divulge the rest of the story and will let the listener enjoy the discovery on their own.

The writer, who is also the narrator, does a great job, really painting a mental picture with her words and her voice. You can feel the pain and anguish of trying to help abused animals in her reading.

I hope that the author decides to write more in this series. An enjoyable quick listen. Thanks to the author/narrator for giving me the chance to listen to this book

  • Evolution: Age of Expansion

  • A Kurtherian Gambit Series - The Ghost Squadron, Book 3)
  • By: Sarah Noffke, Michael Anderle
  • Narrated by: Chris Abernathy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 25

Kill the bad guys. Save the Galaxy. All in a hard day’s work. After striking a serious blow to the Brotherhood, Eddie and Julianna have learned the name of their enemy: Felix Castile. He is a man of fortune, power, and madness, and his revenge is coming. Castile won’t be deterred so easily. His armory is already restocked and his resolve to take General Reynolds down reinforced. However, this evil mastermind makes a big mistake when he allows Knox Gunnerson to escape.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really hooked on this series!

  • By glxyjoe on 07-28-18

Evolution!

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

This series just keep getting better and better! If you love snarky, tough as nails characters, space adventures and great writing, give this series a chance.

Sarah Noffke has become one of favorite authors and her books never fail to entertain and give me a great adventure. Whether she is writing about werewolves, vampires, witches, or aberrant unicorns, I love her work! I was a little skeptical at first when I saw that she was writing space opera, but I have been pleasantly surprised by this series!

Each book brings on a new adventure and adds in more great characters while tying into the previous books. I love the character development and hope that the authors continue to write many more in this series so that some of the minor characters have more time in the stories.

The narrator does a wonderful job with all of the different characters and you know exactly who is talking even before the book tells you. Wonderful dialects for the different species, great inflections and his narration adds a lot to the enjoyment of the book.

I was given the chance to listen to this book by one of the authors (actually, I threatened to smack her if I didn't get the book!) and chose to review it. But, I would gladly use an Audible credit to purchase this book or any other in the series!

  • The Invisible Carrier: A Bigfoot Horror Story

  • By: Roma Gray
  • Narrated by: JD Kelly
  • Length: 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

People are dying in the Northwest area of the United States and Canada from a terrible plague. The small towns bordering the forests have been hit the hardest, and no matter how closely the citizens follow the quarantine protocols, somehow the illness keeps spreading. It makes no sense, the towns are remote and isolated and the only thing they have in common are the vast, interconnected forests. It is almost as if it is being spread by an animal, but that theory doesn’t hold water. They know that the virus can only be spread by animals similar to humans…like a primate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good premise!

  • By Geoff on 09-21-18

Bigfoot!!

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

Ms. Roma Gray never fails to entertain with her imaginative tales of horror!

In this short story, a virus is spreading throughout the Pacific Northwest, with a high mortality rate and unknown origin. When a team of scientists and military arrive at one town, everyone is dead, either from the virus or from what appears to be a murderous rampage.

But, what creature could be spreading this virus? It is supposed to only affect bats and primates. And, the only primates in the area are humans, right? Or, are the tales of Sasquatch/Bigfoot more than stories to tell around the campfire?

Ms. Gary has said that this is the first chapter of a novel and I certainly hope that is true! Very spooky, very entertaining and very thought-provoking. Thanks, Roma, for another wonderful tale to keep me awake at night!

I was given the chance to listen to this book and chose to review it.

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  • Atmospheric Pressure

  • By: Aaron Frale
  • Narrated by: Mike Alger
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Olson lives in a city that has been sealed from the outside world. He's an Eleven Year and close to citizenship. His life is upended when one of the few adults who cares about him commits suicide - or so it appears at first. While investigating, Olson meets a girl named Natalie snooping around his school. He soon learns that one of her friends died under similarly mysterious circumstances. Together, they start looking for answers, and end up discovering the city's darkest secrets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Is everyone a Clone?

  • By Neesie315 on 09-17-18

Is everyone a Clone?

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

A well-written dystopian novel that will have you rethinking everything you think you know.

Olson is a young man who starts to question things after the supposed suicide of his favorite teacher, Duncan. Then when he meets Natalie, a young woman from Above, he really begins to wonder. I enjoyed discovering the hidden aspects of this world as Olson discovered them. It made the story unfold in a realistic and very disturbing way.

The characters are well-developed, the story is fast paced, and the world building is great. It does end on a cliffhanger, so be prepared to want to continue the series!

The narrator does a very good job and added a lot to my enjoyment of the book. I was given the chance to listen to this book by the author and chose to review it.

  • Make-Believe Fiancé

  • By: Vivi Holt
  • Narrated by: Amanda Stribling
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20

Gwen Alder is starting over - divorced and broke, she’s come to Billings, Montana, for a new beginning. But waitressing in a roadside diner for the summer isn’t paying the bills. Heath Montgomery has it all - fame, fortune, and a megawatt smile, but one thing he doesn’t have is a date for his cousin’s wedding. When they cross paths, Heath has an idea - what if he paid her to be his date? They didn’t want anything more than a simple arrangement. They never planned to fall in love. But sometimes Cupid has a mind of his own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • fake it till you make it!

  • By Darcie on 09-07-18

Is it fake or true love?

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

Reviewed: 09-13-18

If you are looking for a light-hearted, clean romance, this is a wonderful book! Nothing really surprising in the story, but well-written and very enjoyable!

Gwen is working as a waitress in a diner until she can start her teaching job in Billings, Montana. Her ex-husband, who is a real piece of work, just won't leave her alone. After her messy divorce and his demands for more and more money, Gwen finds herself on the street without a place to live.

Heath Montgomery is a billionaire cowboy who meets Gwen when he is eating in the diner with his friends. When Heath decides that he has to get a fiance' and fast, he approaches Gwen with a business proposition.

Of course, these two fight their attraction for each other and play the fake fiance' game, but true romantics know that things will change! Heath and Gwen's faith also play a part in the story and I'm sure that God had a hand in their romance all along!

This is a well-written story and the narrator does a great job also. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Gwen and Heath and following their story. Heath's grandmother, Nana, was a wonderful character and I would love to know more about her!

I was given the opportunity to listen to this audiobook by the author and chose to review it.

  • A Town Called Dust

  • The Territory, Book 1
  • By: Justin Woolley
  • Narrated by: Hannah Engel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

When the border fence is breached, the Territory is invaded by a horde of undead ghouls. Squid is soon conscripted into the Diggers. And after Lynn finds herself at odds with the Territory's powerful church, she too escapes to join the Diggers. Together Squid and Lynn form an unlikely friendship as they march to battle against the ghouls. Their journey will take them further than they ever imagined, leading them closer to discovering secrets about themselves, their world, and a conspiracy that may spell the end of the Territory as they know it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book 1

  • By MEDY L on 10-12-17

A Town Called Dust

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

A great beginning to a dystopian series! Squid is a young boy of 16, living with Uncle and Aunt, on a dirt farm. He is not abused, but definitely suffers from a lack of love.

Lynette is a young woman whose father is a general in The Diggers, the military tasked with keeping people safe from the Ghouls. All that Lynette wants is to be a Digger, but since she is a girl, there is no hope of that.

This story of how Squid and Lynette meet and become the (possible) saviors of their world is well-written and engaging. It does drag a little at times, but I think most of this is necessary to build up the story.

The descriptions of the battles were a mix of zombie fighting and medieval warfare. The Ghouls were a unique type of Zombie (at least for me) in that they were after moisture from living beings.

There were several villains in the story, including the Administrator who rules the government/military and Priestess Patricia, who is anything but religiously minded. I would have liked to know more about how these two very different despots came into power, but this will probably be addressed further along in the series.

The writing was good and kept my interest and the narration was just right for the story.

  • Pink Winds, Green Cats, Radiant Rocks & Other Classics by the Forgotten Woman of Science Fiction's Golden Age

  • By: Frances Deegan
  • Narrated by: Randal Schaffer
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Her name is Frances Deegan. She wrote 21 stories and 35 articles under her own name for the science fiction pulps between 1944 and 1952, when few other women were selling to them at all. Yet you won't find her listed in any book about science fiction. In fact, in the years since her death, Frances Deegan has become the forgotten woman of the golden age of pulp science fiction, and none of her stories have ever been reprinted.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fifties Sci-Fi

  • By Neesie315 on 09-05-18

Fifties Sci-Fi

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

How refreshing that someone is finding and "resurrecting" obscure science fiction stories written by women! Frances Deegan is a great writer with a wonderful imagination, yet her stories had been lost since their publication in the 1940's and 1950's.

The first thing that caught my attention was the great cover and awesome name! Reminded me of the psychedelic images of the Sixties! The stories were intriguing, with great descriptions and characters. It seems like Ms. Deegan was trying to write from a male perspective in most of the stories (which is understandable), but there were some traces of the feminine also.

I especially enjoyed the story "Radiant Rocks", focusing on a redneck family that finds a cache of rock that produces electricity. The narrator did a wonderful job in the voices for this one.

The writing was great, the narration was great and I loved this glimpse into classic and unknown sci-fi. I hope that more of these collections show up now that the age of the Internet and electronic reading is in full swing.

I was given the opportunity to listen to this book by the publisher and chose to review it.

  • Tombstone Jack and the Redwing Saloon

  • Book 2
  • By: Dan Winchester
  • Narrated by: E. M. Carberry
  • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Bounty hunter Jack Coltrane arrives in the most dangerous section of San Francisco, the Barbary Coast. An old friend needs Jack to find her son, who was last seen at the Redwing Saloon. The manager is a wanted man with a hefty bounty on his head, but no one is brave enough to try and collect it. Except Jack. But there's more going on than meets the eye, and if Jack can't sort out the good guys from the bad guys, he's going to end up going home in a pine box.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • YAY TOMBSTONE JACK!

  • By Victoria Haugen on 08-21-18

Tombstone Jack strikes again!

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

If you enjoy the Western genre, either in your reading or in movies and TV shows, you will definitely enjoy this book!

"Tombstone" Jack Coltrane is a bounty hunter who knows how to get his man and doesn't pull any punches! I was often reminded of the Hays Cooper episodes of "Walker Texas Ranger". Tombstone seems to be pretty good with a gun, but is most impressive with his fighting skills, which have a martial arts feel.

Tombstone has travelled to the Barbary Coast of San Francisco with his new sidekick, Burt, to help his foster parents find their son, Nathan. Jack encounters another childhood acquaintance, Lawrence, who is less than scrupulous and seems to be hiding a lot. There is a bounty on Lawrence's head, so at least Jack can earn some money while looking for Nathan.

The action is quick, the characters are great and the narrator does a great job. This is definitely a classic Western, so if that is something you enjoy, you won't be disappointed!

I was given the opportunity to listen to this book by the author and chose to review it.

  • Black Irish

  • The Black Irish Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: C.S Anderson
  • Narrated by: Thomas Stone
  • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Meet Joe Gunn, known to those he hunts as Black Irish. Once a slave to a vampire master, he now seeks to redeem his soul by slaying one killer vampire for each of the victims he delivered to his master. He serves a mysterious agency known as The Order and during a routine mission he stumbles across a vampire conspiracy that reaches into the highest levels of The Order and beyond....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Seego on 07-11-18

Black Irish

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

I am a longtime lover of Vampire fiction, so I'm always on the lookout for more! This was a short read, but very enjoyable. Joe Gun, known as Black Irish, is a former Renfield (vampire slave) who is now a member of the Order. His goal in life is to kill enough vampires to erase all of the scars he has due to his work for Vamps in the past.

There is a little (unrequited) love interest, a computer nerd, and plenty of action.

The narrator was perfect for the character of Joe Gun. The writing was very good, with just the right amount of sarcasm to keep it from being mundane. I look forward to continuing the saga of Black Irish!

I was given the chance to listen to this Audiobook by the author/publisher/narrator and chose to review it.

  • Bloodlines: Cove Point Manor

  • By: William B. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

Alex Tinsdill never thought a simple DNA test would lead to a $250 million inheritance and Cove Point Manor, a massive estate built during the Gilded Age on the Gold Coast of Long Island, New York. Alex's inheritance doesn't come without a cost however, as two greedy relatives soon show up, determined to separate Alex from his new found riches. Cove Point Manor has a dark past, and a sinister secret which is about to be revealed!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bloodlines

  • By Deedra on 06-20-18

Ghosts & greed

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

What happens when a man becomes the heir of a fortune after he has an online DNA test done? Alex Tinsdall never knew that he was related to the Farnsworth family of Long Island until he is contacted by a lawyer and told that he is the sole beneficiary of the estate that includes Cove Point Manor and $250 million.

Alex is shocked at his inheritance, but takes it all in stride. Meeting a young woman named Maggie, whose family worked at the Manor for generations, makes it even easier.

However, when two family friends discover that Alex is now rich, they decide to pay him a visit and cash in on his good fortune. These women, Brenda and Connie, have to be some of the most annoying characters I have ever encountered! Bill Nevitt's rendition of Brenda's voice was absolutely perfect! I cringed every time she talked!

Of course, there is a resident spirit that decides that Brenda and Connie are greedy, awful women and don't deserve anything from Alex. The ghost of Rebecca Farnsworth takes it upon herself to make sure that they are driven out for good.

I really don't now how to categorize this book as far as genre, but it definitely isn't horror. Yes, there is a ghost, but she isn't scary. In fact, I found most of the book to be humorous instead of scary.

Mr. Nevitt does an excellent job in his narration. His different voices really added a lot to my enjoyment of the book. The writing was a little amateurish, but still kept my interest. If you are looking for horror, this isn't for you. But, if you want to be entertained, enjoy a little humor and retribution with your stories, and like the idea of living in a huge, haunted manor, give this one a try.

I was given the opportunity to listen to this book by the narrator/publisher/author and chose to review it.