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  • The Decaying Empire

  • The Vanishing Girl, Book 2
  • By: Laura Thalassa
  • Narrated by: Rachel Vivette
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

When eighteen-year-old teleporter Ember Pierce wakes up in a Los Angeles hospital, she remembers only the basics: she's been trained by the government as a spy, she's sent on dangerous missions, and her last assignment - the one that landed her in the hospital - was a setup.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story. Better then Hunger games

  • By JacqueLord on 05-24-17

What a fantastic series.

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

Reviewed: 04-05-18

I loved book one and as soon as I finished, I ran to get book two. It did not disappoint.
This is an amazing book. It has it all. Action, romance, funny dialogue and characters you love. I wish book 3 was out already. But I have to wait until the summer.

  • Email Marketing

  • Strategies to Capture and Engage Your Audience, While Quickly Building an Authority
  • By: Eric J Scott
  • Narrated by: Sam Slydell
  • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Are you not clear of the direction your email marketing is headed in? Do you need a clear strategy to follow? Your fears and doubts have just been elevated; you've found the right book. You only have one chance to make an impression. Make sure it's your best one!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must read if you’re going to email customers

  • By Erryn Barratt on 04-04-18

Lots of tips

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

Reviewed: 02-23-18

Some od these strategies are common sense, but this short book has a lot of good tips like the best day of the week to send an email, the best time of the day. Some good ideas and strategies one can use when making an email campaign part of their marketing.

The narrator was excellent. I would listen to him again. Clear and pleasant voice.

  • Grady Judd

  • Heartbreakers & Heroes, Book 1
  • By: Ciana Stone
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

If there was such a thing as an urban legend in Cotton Creek, it was Grady Judd. He'd broken the heart of every woman he'd ever kissed, and he'd kissed a plenty. Many tried to rope him, tie him down, and drag him to the altar, but Grady wasn't the marrying kind. Until he showed back up in Cotton Creek this time to discover that he's not the only heart breaker in town, which leads to a whole new game and an entirely new question. Could Grady Judd finally have met his match?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good!

  • By mandy on 04-18-18

Good but...

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

Reviewed: 02-13-18

The story was interesting but it felt a bit scattered. In the begin it seemed to be a cowboy romance, then it made a quick detour into some light paranormal, turned into suspense/romantic suspense, another quick stop at paranormal, then took a dive into thriller/police procedural and came back to romance.

There was just too much, too many directions being pulled at the same time, which left the story somewhat lost in the middle of it all.

It was also a bit short, which is surprises with so much plot all over the place. This story could easily be twice as long and better developed if a single genre was picked and explored in more depth. It would make a very good romantic suspense with more direction if all the side stepping was eliminated. But that's just one opinion, so check for yourself.

The narrative itself is good, even though 3rd person is not really my favorite.
The narrator did a very good job at it and his voice and the story had an old feel to it. No bad. Just not modern. It felt like one of those classic detective shows like Kojak or Columbo.

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  • The Practice Boyfriend

  • The Boyfriend Series, Book 1
  • By: Christina Benjamin
  • Narrated by: Catherine Wenglowski
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Hannah Stark is a high school senior with a resume of straight A's. She's never stepped a toe out of line. But that's also why she's never had a boyfriend. While all her classmates are counting down the days until graduation, Hannah is dragging her feet. She can't believe she'll be leaving her adolescence behind without ever taking a chance to be wild and free. That's why she's set her sights on Harrison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Teen to Adult story

  • By Stephanie Pittser on 07-13-18

Hooked me from the first line

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

Reviewed: 01-17-18

I really enjoyed this book. It may be short on length, but not on content. There was a lot of story and I loved the characters.
Parts of it, I expected, but there were quite a few surprises that I never saw coming.
I really wish there was more story at the end. I could have gone on listening to another 4 hours.

I received this book as a gift and my review is honest and voluntary.

  • Withering Hope

  • By: Layla Hagen
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo, Michael David Axtell, Christy Romano
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203

A crash landing leads to a crash course in survival...and passion. En route to a tropical paradise, overworked and dedicated Aimee Myller is ready to begin her new life. But when the plane defects, the pilot, sexy Tristan Bress, needs to make an emergency landing in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Aimee Myller's dreams of a fairytale getaway in Brazil come crashing right down with the plane.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 3.5- why don't you just stab me in the soul- stars

  • By Misty on 04-16-16

I liked the premise of this, but not the execution

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

Reviewed: 01-11-18

I liked the premise of this, but not the execution. It was a bit slow and the situations were unrealistic and some scenes felt forced in order to fit the story, rather than flow naturally. The ending was interesting, and somewhat unexpected.

The narrator enunciated the words instead of acting them or having the emotion the scenes needed. The narrator also paused a lot between sentences which stilted the flow of the story.

This is a book that'd probably better being read, than listened to.

  • When

  • By: Victoria Laurie
  • Narrated by: Whitney Dykhouse
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,382
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,257

Maddie Fynn is a shy high school junior, cursed with an eerie intuitive ability: she sees a series of unique digits hovering above the foreheads of each person she encounters. Her earliest memories are marked by these numbers, but it takes her father's premature death for Maddie and her family to realize that these mysterious digits are actually death dates, and just like birthdays, everyone has one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • When is your death day?

  • By Martina Dalton on 05-07-17

Very intriguing idea

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

Reviewed: 12-20-17

Enjoyed this book very much. Very intriguing premise for a story. Safe for younger listeners (12+) but also enjoyable by adults interested in YA.

The narration was very good and clean.

  • Pointe of Breaking

  • By: Sarah J. Pepper, Amy Daws
  • Narrated by: Valerie Gilbert
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

Getting screwed over backstage by my married ex tears my heart into a million tiny pieces. I live in my pointe shoes, not even my ex can taint my love for ballet. And then my whole world changes when I notice the smoldering gaze....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall the story was good!!

  • By Tiff on 05-15-16

Interesting read

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

Reviewed: 09-28-17

The story was different, and a bit too much drama at a times, but it kept me entertained. I couldn't connect with characters and didn't see a draw between them either.

The narration was very good and it made the book better.

I received a credit as a gift and this review is freely given.

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  • Raving Violet

  • By: Valerie Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Valerie Gilbert
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Enter the world of a solitary but intrepid New Yorker. Orphaned as a young adult, this divorced, smartass metaphysician has sought solace and insight from philosophers, seances, channels and mediums: a path that has, inevitably, led her back to her formidable fortress within. Join Valerie as she scales the castle walls on her journey for love, sex, sass, a chuckle, and really good chocolate.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gonna take a spiritual journey

  • By Ray Johnson on 04-27-18

A great memoir

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

Reviewed: 09-24-17

Loved this memoir.

Having the story narrated by the author added another level of connection to the listener. The use of emphasis and voices, made it even more real. I love how honest and raw this book is. I had no idea what it was about going in, but the reviews and the sample intrigued enough. What an great surprise. I can relate to so many things in this story. It was like talking to an old friend, I hadn't seen in a long time.

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  • Sin City Goddess

  • Secret Goddess, Book 1
  • By: Barbra Annino
  • Narrated by: Valerie Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Tisiphone loves spending her days playing poker in the underworld, far away from mortals and all the trouble they cause - and all the terrible mistakes they make. Unfortunately for this goddess, her sister Alecto has vanished in Las Vegas - and the gods of Olympus believe only Tisi can find her and bring her back. To make matters worse, they force her to partner up with a mortal: recently deceased FBI agent Archer Mays. With all these challenges, how can a Fury keep her temper?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Different!

  • By Jan on 09-17-16

Fun and sexy!

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

Reviewed: 09-18-17

This was a fun and sexy book. Loved the different view on the Greek gods. I've read a lot of books with variations of the Greek mythology as it is one of my favorites and this book definitely has a new and different spin on it.

The characters are funny and likable, well except for those two. You'll know whom when you listen to it. But you're not supposed to like them anyway.

The narration is excellent and enhanced the story. I will be checking out other books by this narrator and author.

This book was gifted to me and my review is freely given.

  • Grounded

  • The Grounded Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: G. P. Ching
  • Narrated by: Valerie Gilbert
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

In Hemlock Hollow, life isn't easy, but it is simple. Things in my community haven't changed much in over 300 years, since the time my Amish ancestors came to what is now the Green Republic. I milk my cow by hand, make fresh bread every morning, and hope to be courted by Jeremiah, a boy I've known since childhood. When my father falls ill, the English doctor says a hospital outside the wall can heal him. Jeremiah convinces me to go on rumspringa, to experience the outside world as an Englisher.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved!!!!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 03-20-17

Absolutely loved it!

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

Reviewed: 09-14-17

I loved this book. Loved the characters, the story, the plot, everything about it.
Loved the narrator. She 100% captured these character's essence and infused the story with the emotion it needed.

I could NOT put this book down. I was actually looking for stuff to clean around the house, so I could listen to it while doing chores. I know! I couldn't believe it myself.

There was action, a bit of romance, and a story that even though is dystopian in nature and deals with things that are "not possible" in our reality, is so well constructed and filled with real facts, that not for a second I doubted any of it could happen. As a reader, that's what I look for. A story that sucks me in and makes me forget that it is fiction. This book did this.

The narrator made a great story, even better.
I need the next 2 books. Like right now.

Highly recommend it.

*This book was gifted to me and my review if freely given.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful