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Pam C

Wolfforth, TX
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  • Go On, Girl

  • By: Hilary Grossman
  • Narrated by: Lindsey Dorcus
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Executive, wife, and mother of an outgoing first-grader, Sydney Clayton crushes her day-to-day obligations at work but flounders in the cutthroat world of parental politics. She manages to avoid the local drama until she’s faced with an ultimatum: join the Forest River PTA or risk her daughter becoming a social outcast. Sydney reluctantly becomes treasurer and takes the recently vacated position of the president’s sidekick. If that isn’t complicated enough, Sydney and her husband receive an unexpected offer for their house they don’t think they can refuse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True to life

  • By Pam C on 01-19-19

True to life

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

If you have ever had a child in school then you know that it is important for parents to be involved in their child's school events. All too often, parents take it too far and put adult feelings and needs on their child and say they belong to the children. This is a prime example of that happening. I was very impressed with how the author created the need to belong for both the children and the adults, and showed what it takes to make it happen. I loved how judging a book by it's cover is usually a mistake and, if given time and understanding, we can usually come to like those we have judged.
I listened to the audio version of this book and Lindsey Dorcus is a fantastic storyteller. I believed that she WAS each character she portrayed. Her narration had depth and feeling and I never felt bored with the 'talk'.

  • Ride the Dark Trail

  • By: Philip McCormac
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Schoolteacher Konrad Diamond falls afoul of cattle baron Ernst Haeckel. Rather than invite more trouble, Diamond and his sister Lila light out for new pastures. But the vindictive Haeckel puts a price on Diamond’s head, and the bounty hunters are coming for him. The teacher and his sister fall in with Gusty Gillespie, a battle-scarred bruiser, and then fate throws the trio into the path of Jacob Millard, who is on a rescue mission for a young girl kidnapped from his town.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story!

  • By Pam C on 01-19-19

Excellent story!

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

Set in the times after the civil war, this is a very well written story about a soldier, turned school teacher who gets on the wrong side of a bad guy. In his pursuit to avoid problems, he comes across more problems that all circle back to the original. This author is a good one. He has well developed characters, and his descriptions are so good that I felt that I could actually SEE what he was 'seeing'. This is the first book I have read from Philip McCormac, but, I don't think it will be the last.
I listened to the audiobook version of this book and Scott Bennett is one of my favorite narrators to listen to. He is an excellent story teller and he seems to BE each character he is reading. It is always a pleasure to listen to Scott Bennett's work.

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  • No Pity in Death

  • An Annie Collins Mystery
  • By: Helen Starbuck
  • Narrated by: Suzanne T. Fortin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Struggling to put her life back together after almost being murdered, OR nurse Annie Collins agrees to help homicide Detective Alex Frost investigate a troubling number of patient deaths in the ICU step-down unit at her hospital. The deaths are not unexpected, but Annie and Frost wonder whether someone is helping patients die. Assistant district attorney Angel Cisneros, Annie’s close friend and neighbor, worries about her involvement with Frost’s investigation and about her well-being after all she’s been through. His worry escalates after a person from her past contacts her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 10 stars!!

  • By taj-marie on 01-23-19

OUTSTANDING!

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

This is apparently the 2nd book of this series, even if the title does not explain this. This book does stand on it's own, because the author does a good job of explaining a lot of what must have happened in the 1st book, but, i think I would have enjoyed this book more had I had that background . That being said, Helen Starbuck is an engaging author. I was hooked from the get go and will definitely watch for other writings from her. Especially the Annie Collins Mysteries. Annie is a very likeable, and relate-able character with a natural need to help her family and friends. Her integrity gets her sucked into some scary situations and she has plenty of flaws that makes her a lovable human being.
I listened to the audio book w/Suzanne Fortin as the narrator. Suzanne has a good voice that is easy to listen to. She doesn't put on 'voices', but just changes the timber of her voice and uses the inflections that make you know that a new character is speaking. She uses some true emotions when Annie is scared, hurt, mad, etc The only constructive criticism I would give is that the actual narration of the story is a little more 'dry'. it is more like reading than storytelling, than I like, however, it is not so bad that it is distracting. I enjoyed listening to the audiobook and appreciate the gift of the book in exchange for the review. I hope to hear more from both this author and the narrator.

  • Love S*x Music

  • By: Michelle A. Valentine
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Laz, a former world-famous music producer, screwed up everything thanks to his rock 'n' roll lifestyle, but he's been given an opportunity to prove his genius in the music industry wasn't a fluke, and he's hell-bent on not letting history repeat itself. But that's proving difficult when the young singer he's tasked with grooming has become the object of his every desire.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deeply Emotional and Completely Satisfying!

  • By Shadowplay on 10-31-18

Good story

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

I enjoyed this story very much. Laz screwed up and is now looking for redemption in his personal life and his business life. Who would have ever guessed that his redemption would come in the form of one woman? All in all, I enjoyed the characters, their relationships, and how they developed as the story went along.
I listened to the audio book and Meghan Kelly rocks as the narrator. She tells the story as if she is the character (male or female) and brings a depth to the character. I could feel the intensity, the irritation and the humor because of the narration of the performer. Excellent story.

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  • Onset

  • Dead, Volume 1
  • By: TW Brown
  • Narrated by: TW Brown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

Today is the day that Evan Berry's life will change forever. His days working construction are about to end; he is finally going to be a high school music teacher. Stephanie, his bride-to-be, even has a surprise planned for him when he gets home from work that first night. None of that matters. For several days, the news has been hinting at reports of a strange illness that appears to be global. Unfortunately, this is no regular sickness.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Volume 1

  • By MANI on 09-14-17

Zombie Story at it's finest!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

Following just one man on his journey and experiences of the zombie apocalypse, this is a spin off from the Dead series and i loved it as much as the original. TW Brown is a wonderful story teller. He gets truly in depth with his characters and those that Evan comes in contact with, making the reader believe in them...or hate them. Whichever the case may be.
Since TW Brown is also narrating his own book, I believe that he is able to put more emphasis to the story where other narrators might have missed the mark. I am a huge fan of TW Brown as both an author and narrator.

  • The Coilhunter Chronicles - Omnibus (Books 1-3)

  • By: Dean F. Wilson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227

Three audiobooks from the Coilhunter Chronicles: Coilhunter, Rustkiller, and Dustrunner. Welcome to the Wild North, a desolate wasteland where criminals go to hide - if they can outlast the drought and the dangers of the desert. Or the dangers of something else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dean F Wilson, starting off great!

  • By Jessica Bond on 11-06-18

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

This is a mix of Old West, new Age, Dystopia. I kept wanting to put this in the USA and figure out what time line it was coming from and never could make it fit.this is my only complaint is that there is no real explanation of WHAT/WHERE the scene is set. Now that I have that out of hte way, let me say...I LOVED IT. Nox is a character that is easy to like. He is a bounty hunter that is trying to clean his place of the evil that is prevailing.
I listened to the audiobook and let me say...RC Bray is so good! If you haven't heard any of his narrations, you are missing out. The timber of his voice is perfect. He tells a story as if he IS the character.
I enjoyed all three of these and would love to hear more from both this author and the narrator.

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  • Night at Key West

  • A Simon Wolfe Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Craig A. Hart
  • Narrated by: Tom Jordan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

When private investigator Simon Wolfe is hired to follow his friend’s wife under suspicion of adultery, he could never have guessed it would lead him into a friendship with the world’s leading writer, Ernest Hemingway. Nor could he have predicted the strange and disturbing twists the investigation would take. The case accelerates quickly when the wife is found murdered in a Key West hotel and discovered to have a secret life. But that revelation is downright boring as the plot thickens with increasingly bizarre revelations, capped off with a macabre ending no one saw coming.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Murder Mystery in Key West

  • By Serenity on 01-06-19

Enjoyed very much

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

A Night In Key West is based on actual events and told from the view of Simon Wolfe, a writer want a be/private investigator. He meets Ernest Hemmingway and his life is changed. I loved the way the story moved smoothly from person to person connecting the lives. Except for the writings of Ernest Hemmingway, I am not familiar with his personality, but this story brings some of that to the front. I don't know that I would have liked him, to be honest.
I listened to the audiobook version of this story and Tom Jordan knocks it out of the park. His characters and story telling is always on point and I know I will always be entertained.

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  • Gutter Medicine: Twenty-Six Years as a Firefighter Paramedic

  • By: Roger Huder
  • Narrated by: Tom Jordan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 29

My career as a firefighter/paramedic stretched from 1974 to 2000 when were inventing EMS as we went along. These are stories from those years on the street. That place I named so long ago, the other reality that exists just outside most people’s everyday lives. It is a place that seems to exist parallel to the normal workaday existence: yet it is only a car accident or cardiac away for any of us. It manifested itself in brushfires, house fires, shootings, stabbings, hangings, accidents with injuries, cardiacs, codes, drownings, and a thousand other emergencies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gutter Mediocine

  • By Lisa on 01-17-19

Excellent real life as he remembered it.

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

This is a book full of stories and feelings of a first responder. One of THE first responders ever. Some of the stories had a happy ending, most did not and even more we just don't know. What we do know is how the job affected him and his co workers. I cried at times, laughed at other times and celebrated with them. All in all, I FELT a wide range of emotions based on what story he was telling.
The narration, well, let me preface this review of the narration with the fact that I am a HUGE fan of Tom Jordan. Now, let me say... I do believe this book is his best work, yet. The depth of feeling I felt with his story telling is like no other I have heard. From him or anyone else. I can't help but believe that I enjoyed this book as much as I did because of Tom Jordan's narration, hands down.
I highly recommend this audiobook!

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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.

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  • 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 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Confusing

  • By Valerie on 12-15-18

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.