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  • Twisted Saga

  • Coming of Age Romance
  • By: Third Cousins, Danica Reid
  • Narrated by: Samuel Deeter
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

When Jason’s father leaves after having an affair, he turns to food for comfort. Sophie is quick to spot his weight gain and ensures that the next few years of his life are hell. Jason has one thing to look forward to though: college. It’s a chance to start fresh and create a cooler version of the person he used to be. He spends all summer getting back into shape, and things finally seem to be going his way, until a familiar face shows up and brings everything crashing down around him. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A bit juvenile

  • By Pam C on 10-22-18

A bit juvenile

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

First, I did enjoy the story itself. I believe that the author could have had a very good book here had she developed the story line and the characters a bit more. Given us a little more background in the beginning.
The writing is a bit juvenile and I honestly don't understand why there are 3 books. This is more like a novella that got split up into 3 chapters. However, I didn't have any trouble listening or completing the book. I really just wanted more from the author.
I did listen to the audiobook version of this story and Sam Deeter has a really good voice. He does great with the character voices, but, giving a little constructive criticism, I would say, work on the narration. Tell a story rather than reading the book.

All in all, again, I did read the book and hopefully this doesn't keep others from giving it a listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • November Fox Book 1: Following Joy

  • A Metaphysical Visionary Fable
  • By: Miss E. E. Bertram
  • Narrated by: James Abbott
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

November Fox has never even heard of other dimensions when a teleporting magical cube appears on her doorstep. With a hole in her heart and a cosmic identity yet to be discovered, the orphan rock star accepts an invitation to find the key within herself that will unlock the mysteries of form. Little does she know, The Architect, from the race of philosophical beings who create our world of form, has been watching over her all her life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, not sure if it was for me.

  • By bluepits73 on 11-17-18

Makes you think!

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

When I first started this book, I was a bit confused as to what was going on. Once I realized 'who' the story teller was, I was hooked. I loved the story of November Fox, the Architect and Jennifer. I loved the role of the Architect and the lessons learned by both November Fox and Jennifer. The question of 'who are you' is asked and, in a way, answered. Very thought provoking story.
The way everything was brought together in the end was perfect. I listened to the audio book version of this book and James Abbott is a story teller. His character voices are outstanding and just all around excellent narrating.

  • Fatal Agreements

  • By: Ashley Fontainne
  • Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Whispered rumors tickled the ears of the residents of an entire town for decades about the disturbing secrets of the old Halstead House, dating all the way back to the early 1920s. Most people didn't believe them. Several people will soon discover they should have listened. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Suspenseful!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 10-16-18

You need this book in your life!

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

Every time I read a book by Ashley Fontainne I say, 'this one is her best.' This is absolutely no exception! From the very first page, I knew I was hooked. I actually listened to the audio version of this book and I don't think I heard a thing my husband or 6 kids said to me for 3 days. Yes, I listened to 12 1/2 hours in 3 days!
Samantha is an attorney who had to leave the town and the law firm she was at to get away from her 'fatal attraction' kind of guy. Problem is, he followed her and brought troubles along with him. Throughout the book there are twists and turns and the suspense is ridiculously nerve wracking! I mean, come on...how much can one town...one family...one PERSON deal with? A lot, apparently! Is this beyond the believable? No. You just need to watch the news to see that people deal with this all of the time. Or, better yet, read this book and you will see. The ending will make you say, 'What the hell?'
As I said, I listened the audio book version of this and Andrea Emmes is THE most perfect for the narration of this story. She tells a story, she doesn't read a book. The story's characters come to life through her voice. She is an award winning narrator and this book shows just exactly WHY she deserves her awards.
I recommend that you read this book and ALL of Ashley's books that she has written before!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bought by the Alien Prince: A Sci-Fi Alien Abduction Romance

  • Alien Auction House, Book 2
  • By: Zara Zenia, Starr Huntress
  • Narrated by: Victoria Mei
  • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Ella is a plus-size girl who came from a rich family. One of power, since her father is the mayor. Her friends are only friends with her due to her status. Her father is a drunk, and an angry one at that. Behind closed doors, her life at home is a living hell. Zarbonov is an alien shifter prince who comes from a highly influential family as well. He's under pressure by his family to find a mate. When Ella is abducted, part of her is happy to get away from her previous life. It means a chance to start fresh and to be free from the invisible chains her father has put around her feet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story!

  • By Jocelyne on 04-29-18

Good book

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

So, this book reminded me of the series Star Trek and all of the different type of 'alien' bodies and planets out there. I enjoyed the way the characters were developed, how the story line flowed and how the author explained so much about the how's and why's of the way things worked.
I listened to the audio book version of this book and Victoria Mei does a wonderful job of narration.

  • Gathering Water

  • By: Regan Claire
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Swanepoel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24

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
  • Unique!

  • By Pam C on 10-03-18

Unique!

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

Loved it! This reminded me much of what XMen is about...pulling from the universe to control what gifts have been given to them. I didn't much care for some of the characters, which is the point of a protagonist and really liked other characters, which, of course is, again, the point. I definitely think I will want to read book 2
Jennifer Swanepoel is the narrator and LOVED her voice. The timber is perfect and the ebb and flow of the narration is spot on. I felt like I was being told a story rather than being read to.
I recommend this book!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Everything Inc.

  • The Precious and the Broken
  • By: Geoff Sturtevant
  • Narrated by: Paul J. McSorley
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23

In a dystopian future where a single organization controls all goods and services, thousands of impoverished Americans abandon pride and freedom to become part of Everything Incorporated. When Paul Harper, alone and failed, makes his way to Enterprise City, will he find fulfillment in a new beginning, or be buried underground, like all he's left behind? Everything Inc. is a story of perseverance and redemption. Finding purpose in a world where purpose has been removed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Modern day Orwell

  • By erobbins33 on 07-10-18

Talk about a monopoly!

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

This is a story of how life could be if people and their pure laziness, in regards to life and liberty, don't change their way of thinking and behaving. In a prophetic sort of way, Geoff Sturtevant is showing us in his writing of this story what life could be like if we continue to be apathetic to how things are run. The characters are well developed and believable and I enjoyed the friendship that Paul Harper developed with his next door neighbor and, later, with his co-workers. There is some humor and some crazy 'Stephen King-'ish story telling here and there.
I definitely recommend this book!
Paul McSorley is a fantastic story teller. I love the timber of his voice and the style of the ebb and flow in the narration is perfect. he gives great voice to the characters, so I am able to visualize the person who is talking.
I enjoyed the audio book very much because of Paul McSorley!

1 of 1 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
    3.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 65

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

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

I have found that, although I am not a gamer, I do enjoy this genre of book. I found this one entertaining, however, I had a few difficulties with this one. The main character, Kaddorax, is at a high level but was killed and had to go back to level 1 in the 1st chapter. I found it interesting that he was able to keep his memories, if not his skill, from his previous life, but unfortunately, being a book 1, there was not enough background information for him to have had a previous life before the respawn. I did not understand how he became to be IN the game in the first place.
All that to say, I DID enjoy the story and would like to read book 2.
I listened to the audio book version of this book and, love Scott Bennett. He is so talented in everything he does, the ebb and flow of his story telling, the development of the characters and the all around excellent narration keeps me coming back for his work.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Tree of Penance

  • Society Lost, Volume Three
  • By: Steven Bird
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Join former sheriff Jessie Townsend as his journey takes him across a nation that is a mere shell of its former self after suffering numerous devastating blows from an orchestrated collapse and the attacks that followed. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hatfields vs. McCoys!

  • By RJ on 09-13-18

Good book

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

I didn't read the 1st 2 books of this series before reading this one, and, because of the fabulous writing, I may need to get them. That being said, the author does a fantastic job of telling the back story to understand where Jessie came from and where he is going. The Tree of Penance is a story of karma and her justice.
I listened to the audio book version of this story and Scott Bennet does proper justice to this story. He narrates with an ebb and flow that keeps the listener hanging on to every word.
I highly recommend this book

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • All the Children on the Porch: A Short Horror Story

  • By: Dona Fox
  • Narrated by: Sarah L. Colton
  • Length: 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Jenny was born on October 31st. She’s never gone trick-or-treating or celebrated her birthday beyond an initial taste of frosting that always puts her into a deep, drugged slumber - a sleep that protects her from family secrets and the horrible reality that dark holiday could reveal. What will happen when she finds her father’s journal and determines to stay awake on Halloween? Will she survive when the dreadful truth comes out? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Short horror story

  • By ZOE R on 10-20-18

creepy

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

I made the mistake of listening to this book.
I don't like to be scared and don't like creep books.
THIS is both. It is very well written, and, although only a short book (audio is only about an hour), I almost had to stop listening. Totally creeped me out.
The narrator was perfect for this story and definitely does it justice.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Flash of Darkness

  • By: Toneye Eyenot
  • Narrated by: Steve Wojtas
  • Length: 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Five flashes of terror to torment your mind.... Allow Eyenot to drag you through the darkness. You may never find your way back to the light. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen in the dark!

  • By Geoff on 08-22-18

lots of thoughts

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

This is a short book of strange thoughts from strange, troubled characters. I would have given it 5 stars if it had more of a cohesiveness to the stories...or, at least let me know we have moved from one character to the next.
I listened to the audio book version of this book and Steve Wojtas has a fantastic reading voice. I enjoyed his characters very much. I would love to be able to hear more of his work.