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  • The Finding

  • The Legend of Oescienne, Book 1
  • By: Jenna Elizabeth Johnson
  • Narrated by: Michael Ferraiuolo
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

When the dragon Jaax receives word that a human infant has been found in the province of Oescienne, he doesn't dare believe it. Humans have been extinct for centuries, trapped by a terrible curse and left to live out their existence in the form of dragons. Despite his doubts, however, Jaax assumes responsibility for the baby girl, only to discover that what he has been seeking for so many years has finally been found...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very nice

  • By DragonLady on 09-18-17

A Saviour for Oescienne

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

The child of prophesy has come into the world and the dragons who kept looking for this child hide her among the common folk.

Love listening to the narration of Michael Ferraiuolo. The character's voices come alive and one can feel the story unfold and begin to build into a wonderful fantasy.

Congratulations to Ms Johnson and the world she has created. Definitely want my grandchildren to read and listen to this tale of dragons, elves, and strange lands.

  • Goddess

  • By: Ednah Walters
  • Narrated by: Kelsey Osborne
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

The conclusion of an epic love story between an extraordinary girl and a soul reaper. Cora Jemison has come a long way from her stint in a psych ward and her fear of the dead. A confident Medium, she allows souls to possess her to help them find closure. When she decides to tell her parents the truth, that she still sees the dead and that her fiancé is a soul reaper, the Jemisons reveal secrets of their own. Her world starts to crumble, the ripple effect threatening to destroy the one thing she can always count on. Her relationship with Echo. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Goddess

  • By jessie canida on 07-16-18

An end to a beginning that will never see an end.

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

Simply love these Runes Series books. Each is a treasure to experience. This is the last in a trilogy about Cora Jemison's story. Three childhood friends whose destinies will lead them to higher places in the Norse mythology. All will lead after Ragnarok.

Cora's Earthly parents give her the news that she was adopted by them and that they are immortals. Her world once again turns upside down as she struggles to deal with her future, knowing her biological parents want to meet her.

When Eirik shows up, he rocks her world a bit more when he divulges the news about her biological family.

When tragedy strikes a friend who helped Dev live again, she decides to visit her biological family's realm.

The production was great, but I feel that Kelsey Osbourne, who narrated all three of Eirik's books and did such a terrific job with the voice of Celestia, didn't fit well with Cora's voice.

  • Chaser

  • Dive Bar Series, Book 3
  • By: Kylie Scott
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473

Given his well-earned bad boy reputation, Eric is having a tough time scoring. When single Jean moves to town, she seems heaven-sent by the sex gods. Only problem is, she not only wants nothing to do with him, but it turns out that she’s pregnant. Starting over in a small town, Jean is determined to turn her wild lifestyle around and be the kind of mother she always wished she’d had. When she goes into labor during a snow storm and her car slides on some ice, it’s Eric who comes to the rescue.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not my favorite

  • By LINDA on 04-21-18

A change of heart

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

Reviewed: 04-21-18

For our hero, lift your glass while we salute his personal growth from selfish manwhore to cautiously caring friend and lover. I'm so proud that he found his way to adulting.

This is the most recent book in the wonderful Dive Bar Series. ALL our guys and their gals deserve recognition for fording the rivers of complicated relationship struggles.

Hats off to Will Damron for lending his voice and reading skills to present this narration.

I hope this isn't the end...

  • Gods

  • By: Ednah Walters
  • Narrated by: Kelsey Osborne, Gary Furlong
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22

Eirik is relentless and unstoppable as he sets out to show Celestia how much she means to him. Not only has he fulfilled the promises he made his mother, his family is finally whole. Yet something doesn't feel right, and he can't quite put a finger on it. Whatever it is may just destroy his plans to focus on Celestia and prove to her that they are meant to be together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The making of a God and his healer mate.

  • By Character Reader on 02-26-18

The making of a God and his healer mate.

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

Reviewed: 02-26-18

What to say about this book! If you're be been reading or listening to the Runes companion series about Eirik's life after Kayville, you won't want to miss this conclusion.

Eirik steps into his role as Hel and Baulder's son with his dragon side fighting his mother's warriors and finally claiming Celestia as his mate. I love his character as the man he's growing into. He's protective, gentle, and kind.

Celestia discovers she's a healer who gives her life force. She finally has her confrontation with her mother and then Eirik delivers the blow.

Just a fascinating read. Thank you Gary Curling and Kelly Osborne for your narration of this series. It brings it to life! ❤

  • Heroes

  • Eirik
  • By: Ednah Walters
  • Narrated by: Gary Furlong, Kelsey Osborne
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18

Eirik wants nothing more than to show Celestia - the Witch who pulled him out of the darkness - that his feelings for her are real, but his parents expect him to avenge a wrong done to his family. To make matters worse, Celestia is moving on and is already dating another guy. Then Eirik discovers she is the key to accomplishing his goals. Caught between love and duty, Eirik will do whatever it takes, including getting up close and personal with Celestia, to get his way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heroes from adversity

  • By Character Reader on 02-15-18

Heroes from adversity

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

Reviewed: 02-15-18

This is the second book about Eirik, one of the three friends who grew up together in Kayville. He has discovered he's a dragon shifter and the one who will inherit Odin's throne after Ragnarok.

Eirik and Celestia along with a merry gang of Grimnirs and friends set off in search of Angraboda and a group of orphans from Earth. Finding them, Eirik also finds his long, lost sister, who has beaten Celestia. Eirik adds healing runes which then sends Celestia on her way to becoming immortal and into the AP(Astral. Plain) for three weeks.

Upon her waking, she and Eirik begin their romantic relationship.

Thank you Gary Curling and Kelsey Osborne for your dynamic narration!

  • Dirty

  • A Dive Bar Novel
  • By: Kylie Scott
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,994
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,794
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,788

The last thing Vaughan Hewson expects to find when he returns to his childhood home is a brokenhearted bride in his shower, let alone the drama and chaos that come with her. Lydia Green doesn't know whether to scream or cry in a corner. Discovering the love of your life is having an affair on your wedding day is bad enough. Finding out it's with his best man is another thing altogether.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Home Run for Andi Arndt & Kylie Scott!

  • By Lydia D. Rella on 04-20-16

Dirty has many meanings

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

Reviewed: 02-05-18

One of my favorite side characters from the Stage Dive novels finds his future. Vaughn, all time good guy, returns home after a band breakup. Lydia runs away from her wedding minutes before it begins after seeing her betrothed in a compromising "position" with his best man. And hiding in Vaughn's bath tub is where they meet.

Loved all the new characters of the Dive Bar series! Each has quirks and problems that unfold like a wonderful layer cake. Every layer representing a character with rich creamy filling between and a decadent frosting hiding them all inside. yum!

Nadie Arnt's narration is the best ...perhaps her voice is the frosting on the cake!

  • The Prophecy of Shadows

  • Elementals, Book 1
  • By: Michelle Madow
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 172

When the Olympian Comet shoots through the sky for the first time in 3,000 years, Nicole and four others - including mysterious bad-boy Blake - are gifted with elemental powers. But the comet has another effect - it opens the portal to another dimension that has imprisoned the Titans for centuries. After an ancient monster escapes, it's up to Nicole and the others to follow a cryptic prophecy in time to save the town...and possibly the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it!

  • By Steph1253 on 01-19-17

A life devoted to righting the wrongs.

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

Reviewed: 12-22-17

What's wrong with adults in this book? How about some supervision! Let your students do all the hard work and risk their lives while you sit back and make rules...lol

Love the premise of this story and I'm anxious to read the next in the series. I love mythology and this series deals in the Greek mythos.

The characters are clearly defined and the story keeps the reader involved with the drama and action...not to forget the adventure and treasure hunt which keeps it moving forward.

Thank you Caitlin Kelly for lending your voice as narrator!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Maybe Someday

  • By: Colleen Hoover
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Angela Goethals
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,055
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,832
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,827

At 22 years old, Sydney has a great life: She’s in college; working a steady job; in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter; and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter's cheating on her - and she is left trying to decide what to do next. Sydney becomes captivated by Ridge, her mysterious neighbor. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to his playing his guitar every day out on his balcony. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Listening" with Your Heart

  • By Melissa Bee on 05-24-14

A Love to love

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

OMG! I have to say that if your heart doesn't scream for a love such as theirs, Sydney and Ridge's, you haven't read this book. Because believe me, we all want to fall in love like them.

Disabilities don't control the heart. Whether you can't see, hear, speak, walk, etc. it won't stop love from finding you. We are all subject to those arrows of love.

Ridge and Sydney find themselves attuned to each other without sharing anything other than their love for music. You won't regret reading or listening to this book. Love this Colleen!

Zachary Webber, I could listen to your voice forever! Angela Goethals you brought Sydney to life! Great production!

  • Guarding Eden

  • By: Cameo Renae
  • Narrated by: Tess Irondale, Nathan Everett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Tucked away at an upscale, private boarding school in Brindle Hollow, Washington, 17-year-old Eden East comes face to face with a hideous creature on her walk back to her dorm. Shaken to her core, she's left questioning the world around her, and soon finds herself entering a friendship with a hot, new student named Alexander. Little does she know, Alex is a Guardian Angel, sent from Midway to protect her from those dangerous creatures - known as Darkling - lurking in the forest outside Brindle Hall.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • male narrator is terrible!

  • By Leslie Cannon on 10-14-18

Alex and Eden's story

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

Reviewed: 10-18-17

Glad to read more about the Guardian Angels from Midway. In GUARDING EDEN, Alex finds himself on assignment watching over a girl in a private highschool who had a run-in with a darkling. It turns out Eden is a Nephillim, part Angel, part human. since Lucian has killed most Nephillim, finding there is another, who will soon transform, midway sends help.

Thank you Tess Iron dale and Nathan Everett for you wonderful narration!

  • Deep

  • A Stage Dive Novel
  • By: Kylie Scott
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,018
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,021

One by one the members of Stage Dive are falling in love. David, Mal, and Jimmy have all taken the plunge, and now it's Ben's turn - only he refuses to fall into that trap. The sexy bassist enjoys his no-strings-attached lifestyle. But when Ben is forced to keep the one girl he's always had a weakness for out of trouble in Sin City, he quickly learns that what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • High Expectations for Book 4

  • By Sharon on 04-01-15

Falling deep

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

Reviewed: 10-16-17

Another Stage Dive musician finds his heart and gives it to a woman...but this is Ben, the bass player who likes his easy life and his music. Falling in love was not in his plans at all, until he has forbidden sex with his band mates new sister-in-law. Add one "bean/baby" created from one impossible hookup and you've got hot sexual tension, temperamental angst, and prego hormonal imbalance that keeps the reader turning the pages. Love these characters!

Thank you Andi Arndt for your spectacular narration!