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Tyler Mitchell

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  • Edge of Valor

  • By: Josh Hayes
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Special Agent Jackson Fischer is a man after truth. When a military operation to extract a high-ranking ambassador from the war-torn, border-world of Stonemeyer ends in disaster, Fischer is called in to investigate. A whole platoon went in, but only three Alliance Marines returned home, the rest killed in action along with hundreds of civilians. With tensions between the Holloman Alliance and Stonemeyer rising, Fischer attempts to stitch the pieces together. One thing becomes more and more certain: The surviving Marines are lying.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping, gritty, edge of your seat thriller!

  • By Dr. Geoff on 07-09-19

Action and political mystery

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

Reviewed: 07-17-19

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

TLDR; This is a great action piece, lots of places for guns to go blazing, set on a backdrop of military/political cover-up/mystery.

Avoiding spoilers, you follow a detective as he tries to unravel what happened that caused a simple extraction mission to go way off the rails. Only a few people survived, and the story doesn't really make sense, tie that in with a political environment that won't allow for the detective to go back to the planet where it happened and you have a great mystery. There's a slight feeling that we missed some information like there should be a story about the detective we should already have read, but it's not enough of an issue to be any sort of problem.

If you're looking for a piece of sci-fi with both action and a great story grab this one.

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  • Devil's Cross

  • Witchfinder Series, Volume 3
  • By: E.M.G. Wixley
  • Narrated by: Nigel Peever
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

Adopted from an early age Angelica is looking for her mother. Regressed by her friend Max, she is plunged into a world of murder and mystery, which belies her ordinary life. Charlie her son is an addict and becomes involved with a religious cult, which forces him to re-examine the life choices he's made. Kane is trying to stay sober and will go to any lengths to protect the ones he loves.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The story is starting to make sense

  • By Tyler Mitchell on 07-11-19

The story is starting to make sense

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

Reviewed: 07-11-19

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

At this point in the series, you've gotten enough information that things are starting to make sense. There are still some problems with character jumping, and introducing two characters with similar pasts, doesn't help. I get it from a narrative perspective one is good one is bad, but without massive distinctions between them, it gets hard to keep them separated. Something like difference accents, or drastically different vocabulary would help.

I forgot to mention the narrator in the last review, it's a good change. Nigel is putting in work with the sound effects, and variety of voices.

  • Kane's Cross

  • Witchfinder, Book 2
  • By: E.M.G. Wixley
  • Narrated by: Nigel Peever
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Kane is a burned out soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress. He comes from a dysfunctional family. His parents are divorced, his sister is missing under mysterious circumstances, and his mirror twin half-brothers are displaying disturbing behaviors. It's whilst drowning his sorrows that he meets a strange girl who asks him for help. Under her influence, they embark on a transformative journey together. Soon everything about Kane's life is different. Kane knows he will have to kill their adversaries before they are all murdered.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, very odd book :) in a good way

  • By TinkerMel on 09-14-16

Similar to the first but a bit better

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

Reviewed: 07-11-19

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

This has a lot of the same problems as the first book, the narrative is hard to follow and characters can get confused. Again I feel like a good editor probably could have helped address a bunch of this. There's also a sense of things coming out of left field. That's fine every once and a while, but I never have a sense of where things are going, and why they got there. This book helps fill in some of the lacking information from the first book.

I'm beginning to think that the problem partially falls on this series being split up the way it is. My feeling is that each book should tell a concise story, but this feels like a movie that got cut into sections and is being played out of order. By the end, I might understand what's going on, but I'd have to watch the whole thing to understand the first 15 minutes.

  • Adam's Cross

  • Witchfinder, Book 1
  • By: E.M.G. Wixley
  • Narrated by: Alexander Misiti
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17

Look into the darkness of the human psyche, which lies behind Adam's eyes. Adam as a child believes he is the perpetrator behind a number of mysterious deaths. Is Adam a child serial killer? Surviving a chaotic childhood, he enters adulthood as a successful musician with a sublime talent, which mesmerizes his audiences. Fearing the axe of his past is about to drop, he begins to confront the traumatic shadows of his childhood, only to discover a far more sinister secret.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Story of a gay warlock?

  • By Legend117 on 06-19-19

Not going to be a series I would go back to

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

Reviewed: 07-11-19

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

This isn't going to be a series for me. It's not a bad story, there's some interesting stuff done here, and I (having gone through all (3) of the books at this point) can tell the author has a well put together universe for the books. The problem is either a lack of an editor or a lack of a good editor. The story feels jumbled and it feels like a lot of needed information or character information is missing. It's a tough spot to be in, because I'm intrigued by the story and what's going on, but it's almost hard to listen to at some points.

For the narrator, they do a decent job, I'm not going to go hunting for his stuff, but I wouldn't avoid things he narrates.

Overall, this feels like it got a second pass by the author but really could use an editor to come along and point out hard to follow areas.

  • Ep. 10: I Can't Give You a Child

  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 41 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 898
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 759
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 762

A woman realizes she doesn’t want to have children and comes to Esther for help expressing this to her husband, who passionately wishes to be a father. But often the stories people come in with are not the ones they take home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Esther Goes in a Surprising Direction

  • By Spencer on 01-21-18

Writing the same review of the whole set of these

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

Reviewed: 07-10-19

So I'm not going to review each of these individually. They're all a great listen and I can't recommend one over the others. If you're in a place in your relationship where you're not happy and looking for steps you could take these are a great place to start. Esther does one-off sessions with these people and helps these see what is going on, and what they can do to change things. You don't have to be going through the exact same scenario to see some common threads, and find bits and pieces that will be helpful to you.

I'm going to leave the same review for each of these as you should really listen to all of them, rather than trying to pick and choose which you might find relevant.

  • Ep. 9: Trauma Doesn't Like to Be Touched

  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 873
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 865

A newly-married couple comes to Esther for guidance on how to create a space of safety and physical intimacy, while also giving voice to past trauma.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Safe space

  • By JakalTheOne on 11-27-17

Writing the same review of the whole set of these

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

Reviewed: 07-10-19

So I'm not going to review each of these individually. They're all a great listen and I can't recommend one over the others. If you're in a place in your relationship where you're not happy and looking for steps you could take these are a great place to start. Esther does one-off sessions with these people and helps these see what is going on, and what they can do to change things. You don't have to be going through the exact same scenario to see some common threads, and find bits and pieces that will be helpful to you.

I'm going to leave the same review for each of these as you should really listen to all of them, rather than trying to pick and choose which you might find relevant.

  • Ep. 8: Sexlessness

  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,498
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,234

[Contains mature themes] A couple are first-generation children of immigrants, raised to believe sex should only take place in a marriage. Now that sex isn’t forbidden, it’s deeply uninteresting…to one of them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The opposite of reality television

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 08-07-17

Writing the same review of the whole set of these

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

Reviewed: 07-10-19

So I'm not going to review each of these individually. They're all a great listen and I can't recommend one over the others. If you're in a place in your relationship where you're not happy and looking for steps you could take these are a great place to start. Esther does one-off sessions with these people and helps these see what is going on, and what they can do to change things. You don't have to be going through the exact same scenario to see some common threads, and find bits and pieces that will be helpful to you.

I'm going to leave the same review for each of these as you should really listen to all of them, rather than trying to pick and choose which you might find relevant.

  • Ep. 7: Tell Me I'm Not Alone

  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 40 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,186

A young family, a 16-year age difference, and a wife who used an extra-marital relationship to find independence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • She is one my favorite authors

  • By Stacey on 06-20-17

Writing the same review of the whole set of these

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

Reviewed: 07-10-19

So I'm not going to review each of these individually. They're all a great listen and I can't recommend one over the others. If you're in a place in your relationship where you're not happy and looking for steps you could take these are a great place to start. Esther does one-off sessions with these people and helps these see what is going on, and what they can do to change things. You don't have to be going through the exact same scenario to see some common threads, and find bits and pieces that will be helpful to you.

I'm going to leave the same review for each of these as you should really listen to all of them, rather than trying to pick and choose which you might find relevant.

  • Ep. 6: There's You There's Me and There's Us

  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 44 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,539
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,295
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,295

[Contains mature themes] They have been together for 17 years, best friends and partners who, despite their loving and positive relationship, they go months without connecting sexually.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This helps

  • By Michael Martin on 11-26-17

Writing the same review of the whole set of these

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

Reviewed: 07-10-19

So I'm not going to review each of these individually. They're all a great listen and I can't recommend one over the others. If you're in a place in your relationship where you're not happy and looking for steps you could take these are a great place to start. Esther does one-off sessions with these people and helps these see what is going on, and what they can do to change things. You don't have to be going through the exact same scenario to see some common threads, and find bits and pieces that will be helpful to you.

I'm going to leave the same review for each of these as you should really listen to all of them, rather than trying to pick and choose which you might find relevant.

  • Ep. 5: Impotent Is No Way to Define a Man

  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 43 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,702
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,434

A man has struggled with impotence for over two decades. His wife, in despair over her feelings of hopelessness in the bedroom, seeks relief for her sexual frustration and feelings of resentment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent topic for couples/husband's

  • By Jennifer J. Curfman on 08-19-17

Writing the same review of the whole set of these

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

Reviewed: 07-10-19

So I'm not going to review each of these individually. They're all a great listen and I can't recommend one over the others. If you're in a place in your relationship where you're not happy and looking for steps you could take these are a great place to start. Esther does one-off sessions with these people and helps these see what is going on, and what they can do to change things. You don't have to be going through the exact same scenario to see some common threads, and find bits and pieces that will be helpful to you.

I'm going to leave the same review for each of these as you should really listen to all of them, rather than trying to pick and choose which you might find relevant.