My Reviews

I love reading and I LOVE audiobooks. 
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Don't Let the Wind Catch YouDon't Let the Wind Catch You by Aaron Paul Lazar
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This Aaron Paul Lazar's mystery is well written and is easy to pick and up and put down. Even though this story is part of a several part series, I had no trouble jumping in at this point and I didn't feel like I was missing anything as a listener/reader, which is very rare and commendable. It had a down to earth plot and fun twists and turns that can bring you back to your childhood adventure days.

Narrator, Erik Synnestvedt, does well to capture the youthful nature of this book. His voices are simple yet diverse and keep you engaged throughout the tale.

Overall a good read. I would recommend this to all.

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jason D. Morrow takes you into a story where the world after a nuclear war has devastated the earth and only a few million survive. But they are not without. Technology is still a key asset and the development of robots is a must for survival. With a simple, but not lacking, plot, Morrow does well to intrigue the reader but not put them off with crazy jargon and unbelievable narrative. The characters were well developed and the relationships and emotions unique.

Narrator James Foster delivered a solid performance. His easy going narration and honest character voices were truly enjoyable.

Overall, a great and captivating read. I would recommend this to all.

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The Second TreeThe Second Tree by John Butziger
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I loved John Butziger's fresh and unique story that takes you around the world and even to Eden. Each chapter built upon the other and kept you intrigued to the very end. Every character was well developed and the story--although fictional--had a realistic feel and knowledgeable background.

Narrator Scott Thomas helps bring this story to it's fullest potential. He does a fine job voicing the multitude of characters as well as the range of ethnicity's, age, and gender. His steady and easy going tone was truly enjoyable to listen to.

Overall this was a fantastic read and I would recommend it.

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View all my reviews --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  A Beautiful Kind of Love (Choices, #1)A Beautiful Kind of Love by Ellie Wade
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

After listening to this book I took some time to digest it, because well, I was pretty angry with the overall "love" story it sold. Then I realized I just needed to say it plain and simple.
NO SPOILERS. The writing was conflicting, having great poetic themes and flow throughout, then random coarse, choppy sex scenes and language. They just didn't work together. The characters were well thought out and were delivered to the reader in great detail, making it easier to connect them to the story; however, everything that is built up about each character and their wants and desires is broken and cast to the side in the end, making it hard as a reader to ally with anything the author wrote.

Main narrator Caitlin Kelly did a wonderful job voicing all the characters and emotions. She has the perfect voice for a young adult--truly bringing the character of Lily alive; and it really helped me stay engaged in the book I just wanted to turn off. I enjoyed the few times we heard Chris Abell's point of view for the character Jax. His characterization and vocal expressions were spot on.

Overall I was truly disappointed with the book. I heard there was a sequel and I'm really not interested.

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Unseemly Pursuits (Concordia Wells Mystery, #2)Unseemly Pursuits by K.B. Owen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I truly enjoyed jumping back into The Concordia Wells Mysteries. K.B. Owen delivers a great narrative that embodies wit, humor, classic nuances, strong female characters, and a captivating story to boot.

Becket Royce returns to bring life to the second book and does a superb job. I enjoyed her reading of Book 1 and fell in love with her multitude and range of characters and voices in Book 2. She has wonderful timing, and a great tempo that is easy to listen to. Her voice is unique and engaging. I will definitely be looking out for more of her works.

Overall a great mystery; recommended to all.

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View all my reviews ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Divas and Dead RebelsDivas and Dead Rebels by Virginia Brown
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was my first "Diva" story and it was pretty good. Virginia Brown does well to create a in- depth mystery that takes you on a whirlwind ride where several middle-aged women get themselves involved in, and then attempt to solve, the local murders. Even though this was not the first book in the series, I didn't feel like I was left with missing information as every character and previous backstory was written well into this story. However, I did feel the story tended to drag with too much, of what I'm going to call "filler" conversation. It was funny, witty, and I can see how it worked within the lives of the characters, but it made me restless, wanting to know the truth behind the mystery.

Karen Commins did a fine job with the narration of this story. With the multitude of characters in this narrative, she delivered a smooth and enjoyable read. Her pacing and character nuances were superb. I will definitely be looking for more of her works.

Overall a good listen, just a little too long for me.

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View all my reviews ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- War Kids (War Kids, #1)War Kids by H.J. Lawson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

HJ Lawson shows us the world of war through children's eyes in a epic way. Following the stories of the lives and trials of young ones as they try and navigate through something they don't understand is never easy to read. They know they must survive while their known world crashes around them and they witness countless horrors can be hard to take in and even hard to see. HJ Lawson does a fine job creating that image in our minds as we read. Taking a very current event like the Syrian war was a bold move but a needed one as so many want to believe "it's not our war" but what I believe Lawson was trying to convey is that, that doesn't matter, they are human too and all human lives matter.

Michelle Michaels and RJ Walker narrate this novel and do a fine job at that. Michelle carries a lot of energy and emotion throughout all her characters which captures the reader. Her pacing can be slow at times but overall it was truly capturing. Walker has a smooth voice that was easy to listen to and has a true talent for voicing different ages and genders. I was quite impressed with both of them overall.

I would recommend this book to all.

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View all my reviews -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Black WidowThe Black Widow by Margaret Windsor
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Margaret Windsor spins a wild tale of mystery and murder that will you keep you guessing until the end. Although it is a short story, it is full or twists and turns that make it an enjoyable read.

Narrator Roger Wood has a fabulous deep voice with a melodic tone but it was lack luster for this mystery. With no variation between voices and little inflection of tone I found myself not enjoying the novel as much as I wanted to.

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View all my reviews -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Love Me TenderLove Me Tender by Janice Hanna
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Janice Thompson's love story was easy to follow and very sweet. I enjoyed the take back to the 1950's and I thought she stayed true to the time period both in plot and character development. Leading heavily with the Christian influence--I mean, it's in the title-- in all elements of the novel, I enjoyed that the message was not pushed "in your face" but rather subtle and encouraging and worked well with many of the character's demeanor. Could that be found in real life, not sure, but it worked for this novel.

Narrator Piper Brown had a sweet and easy to listen to voice which worked perfect for this tale. Her character voice changes were sometime not very distinct which caused a little confusion as to who was speaking, but I truly enjoyed her ability to not go over the top and create a great listening environment with her pacing, and tempo.

Overall I would recommend this book.

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View all my reviews -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lying with StrangersLying with Strangers by Jonnie Jacobs
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This story was a fabulous dramatic mystery, created by Jonnie Jacobs, that had me guessing at the truth the entire time. I truly enjoyed the characters, the twists and turns, and how it resolved itself in the end. I enjoyed the unique plot and was impressed throughout.

Unfortunately the narration hurt the story telling due to its terrible post editing. Marissa Pistone did a fine job with all the characters, emotions, and pacing. However, the amount of mouth noises, licking of lips, lip smacks, and awkward breath pauses took me out of the story too many times to count. I give 3 stars for a good narration but a 1 star for production quality.

Overall it's a great story and I recommend it being physically read.

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View all my reviews The Sun Dwellers (The Dwellers, #3)The Sun Dwellers by David Estes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a fantastic read this saga is. I thoroughly enjoyed it its entirety. Great story, dynamic characters, and diverse writing made this story worth taking in. I must admit was was sad when it ended but have high hopes as to what's to come next.

Narrators Julia Whelan and Will Damron deserve high marks for their performance of this epic tale. Staying true to every character in each book and bringing life to Estes words. Bravo.

I highly recommend this series to all.

View all my reviews ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  The Passion of Marie RomanovThe Passion of Marie Romanov by Laura Rose
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Taking us back into the thoughts of the "other" Romanov sister, Marie, Laura Rose creates a window into the Romanov family story right before their tragic and brutal death. I enjoyed the in-depth character development Rose conceived for this middle daughter. Her thoughts were clear and her emotions true but were lengthy at times and sometimes repetitive; However, it did provided us with key knowledge and backstory which led to understanding the families current circumstance. The vast majority of the writing flowed with historical accuracy with a few modern day phrases or words that, although, may throw off some history buff, was easy to forgive in the well thought out writing.

Lillian Web, the main narrator, was remarkable. Her ability to keep an energy to her voice for this lengthy piece and add genuine emotion is notable and was enjoyed. Her diction and timing were superb. Travis Smith, voicing the character Mikhail Letemin, was a smooth reader and easy to listen too. He had the hardest part I believe in this audiobook, narrating, in detail, the way in which this family was brutally murdered. It was hard to listen too, and I give Smith credit for reading it effortlessly.

Overall, this was a pretty good book. I would recommend this to those who enjoy historical works and historical fiction.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I just can't get enough of this series. I am so impressed but all aspects of the story and couldn't put it down. David Estes pulls in you in with in-depth character development, a complex plot, and captivating, witty, and true-to-life writing. I'm enthralled that after book 1, book 2 is able keep you on your toes, wanting more.

I am thankful the narrators stay the same throughout the series. Julia Whelan and Will Damron, as mentioned in book 1 review, are a perfect duo for voicing the heroine (Adele) an and the hero (Triston), respectively. Both deliver a superb performance; although, I still wish Whelan's male voice characters were more diverse in range, pitch, and tempo; they all sound the same to me. However, Whalen's overall performance outweighs that minor request.

Overall, this book a fantastic read/listen. I recommend this to all.

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 Into the Aether: Part One and TwoInto the Aether: Part One and Two by T.C. Pearce
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

T.C. Pearce take us into a world where humans are not the only race and things that happen in dreams are reality. I was mesmerized by several parts of this story especially the character developments and magical elements of the plot. I was eager to see how it ended. However, I feel there were too many components to the story, too many characters, and too many sub plots, that made it hard to follow along at times. I enjoyed the ending but it was over a little too quickly, and seemingly too easy, for the masterful story Pearce created.

Suzanne Freeman does a fine job with this story's narration and its multitude of characters. I was impressed by her character nuisances which were subtle, natural, and a perfect fit for each person. The timing between scenes and chapters were a little rushed for me, but that did not hinder her story telling and it was enjoyable to listen.

Overall I enjoyed this novel and would recommend it to all.

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 The Poppet and the Lune (The Complete Series)The Poppet and the Lune by Madeline Claire Franklin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This epic fabrication created by Madeline Franklin took you back to those once upon a time days and inserted a new story about a young patch-work girl's journey to find her identity. With twists and turns, beasts and fairies, this story--albeit a bit long-- will have you listening intently to the end to learn the final piece that makes this patch-work girl whole.
I was impressed by Franklin's imagination and creation of new fairytales. It was well written and easy to follow.

Elizabeth Basalto narration was quite sing-song in its quality which I believe fit a story such as this. It was repetitive in its tonal variation but was easy to listen to. Her character voices were distinct which helped keep the story moving.

Overall I enjoyed this book.


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The City Center by Simone Pond
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Simone Pond's praise worthy and unique dystopian novel truly captures the idea of how humanity's desire for control and perfection can lead to dire consequences, but through community, perseverance, and above all faith, one can be set free from the slavery of life.


Sarah Zimmerman was ideal for this narration. Her cadence was spot on and I was wholly impressed by her ability to subtly portray each character with ease and little need for flare.

I was truly impressed by this novel and would recommend it to all.

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H.A.L.F.: The Deep BeneathH.A.L.F.: The Deep Beneath by Natalie Wright
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

We all want to know what happened at Roswell and Natalie Wright gives us her fantastical spin on what may have very well happened and what we have done since then. In her story we encounter a human-alien hybrid who just wants to be free but that freedom comes at a cost. Making new friends, meeting family he didn't know existed, and meeting his alien "cousins" leads to an epic, bloody battle of wills and perseverance.

It was quite enjoyable and easy to follow along. I only question what Wright's intention were on the scale of believability-- Teens fighting highly trained soldiers, and following around aliens is just a bit hard for me to grasp as being plausible; but it is a science-fiction novel, so maybe that won't bother anyone who reads this genre.

Andrew Tell's narration is pretty good. I enjoyed his pacing, and overall timing. I thought his read was a little lack-luster in the sense that it was monotone at times and it was hard for me to distinguish a few characters from one another. His voices for the H.A.L.F's were perfect and overall he does a fine job bringing this story to life.

I would recommend this book to all.

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10 Days in a Madhouse 10 Days in a Madhouse by Nellie Bly
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am always interested in reading stories of women who were leaders in their fields and Nellie Bly was definitely one of them for journalism. I appreciated her honest approach as an undercover mentally ill patient, her desire to tell the truth in an unbiased manner, and even though it did not turn out as she had hoped, found optimism and change for those less fortunate. It was a great read.

Suzie Athens performs admirably the voice of Nellie, keeping the narration simple and engaging. With the many characters and the overall subject manner being as it was, Athens captured the perfect pacing for a historical recounting.

I would recommend this book to all.

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The UnderstoryThe Understory by Elizabeth Leiknes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I must admit I had no idea where the plot was going to go in the beginning but I was pleasantly surprised by how it unfolded to reveal a meaningful, funny, and authentic story. Journeying alongside Story Easton's failure of a life, she discovers that just when one thinks they’re at the end and nothing more can be done, all they have to do is let go and see what happens. Elizabeth Leikness masterly weaves the stories of all the characters to a magical end, leaving you feeling nostalgic and ready for new adventure at the same time.

I truly enjoyed Karyn O'Bryant's narration. She has a abundant range of voices that very with age and depth. I loved listening to her bring the story of Story to life.

I would recommend this book.

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 The Moon Dwellers (The Dwellers, #1)The Moon Dwellers by David Estes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this young adult dystopian novel. David Estes does a fine job creating a unique story that specifically highlights the many layers of human nature. The good, the bad, the ugly run through the veins of everyone put it's their choice as to which will dominate their livelihood. I was impressed by the character development, detailed action, and clean romance, all of which had me wanting to read more.

Narrators Julia Whelan and Will Damron were the ideal match for the heroine and hero of this novel. Both mastering the delivery of witty lines and occasional comic relief and emotional arch of their characters. I was only disappointed in Whelan's attempt at male voices as they all sounded the same which confused me from time to time as to who was speaking; but overall a superb dynamic duo.

I would recommend this book to all.

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Awoken (The Lucidites, #1)Awoken by Sarah Noffke
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Taking us into a new world view where dreams can be altered manually and people can travel through space and time, author Sara Noffke, does a fine job creating a new and unique young adult storyline. Although, the story jumps right into the middle of the 16 year old heroine, Roya Stark's, battle between "good and evil", which can see forced at times, it eventually fills in the back story as your engage the multiple layers of this novel. The only thing that I got snagged on was this 16 year old's love triangle. It just seemed to be too much, too fast for such a young girl to be going through with two other young people. But they do say hormones run wild in teens, right?

Narrator Elizabeth Klett did a fine job bringing to light the multitude of characters in this novel. She has "teen" voices down to a 'T' which made the story come alive for me. I most appreciated her pacing and willingness to portray emotions through the words she read.

I would recommend this book to all.

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Interlude at Cottonwood SpringsInterlude at Cottonwood Springs by Liz Adair
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a beautiful and sad tale. Very well written by author Liz Adair, this sorry will take you back, slow you down, and have you hold onto your loved ones a little tighter. I truly enjoyed the picture of the south west Adair depicts and her talent to describe in detail the way of life so many struggled through in the midst of the depression. Most of all, I appreciated her staying true to the human experience and showing us a mirror of what consequences could be based on our actions. This book is well worth a read.

Unfortunately, I was really disappointed by the production of this audiobook. The narrator, Tanya Mills, was the perfect voice for this western story, mastering the pace and accents required; however, the editing was horrible. Many phrases were clipped, cut off, of too quite to hear often taking me out of the story in dire frustration. Mills has a talent for narration, I just wish I could have enjoyed it.

I would highly recommend reading this book just not listening to it.

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On the InsideOn the Inside by Kim Cano
My rating: 4 of 5 stars



This was a pretty enjoyable story, or rather, stories. We rarely get to glimpse the life of those who spend their life behind bars, that isn't glammed up by Hollywood, and I think the author, Kim Cano, did a wonderful job keeping these stories "real" and true to the life experience we share.

The narrator, Teri Schnaubelt, did a wonderful job with each or the characters. Her voices and pacing was perfect for the listener's ear. I was only thrown off by the spacing between scenes; the were often too short and threw me out of the loop of the story a few times trying to figure out who was talking or what had just happened.

Overall I was quite impressed with this story and would recommend it.

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Chasing the Green Fairy (The Airship Racing Chronicles, #2)Chasing the Green Fairy by Melanie Karsak
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It was wonderful to dive back into the journey of Lily Stagazer. Picking up right where you left off in the first book of the series, we get to journey through her trying to navigate her new semi-so sober life and finding purpose in the world. Full of magic, mystery, and romance it was well worth the read.

Although the narrator changes from book one to book two, this narrator, Danielle Cohen was wonderful to listen too. I loved her tempo, character voices, and over energy she brought to each character.

I would recommend this book.

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Banished Love (Banished Saga, #1)Banished Love by Ramona Flightner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really did enjoy this book in the end and the book's hook truly has me wanting to read more but the overall story was just a tad bit drawn out for my taste. The character development was wonderful and I enjoyed how the relationships intertwined but it took too long for someone to make a move or something in the plot to happen. However, I am partial to today's "fast paced-give me now" society and not the "let's sit and sip tea and talk home for hours" society.

The narration by Lauren Mccullough was okay. I enjoyed her character voices but felt many of them blended together so that it was hard to tell who was talking. I also was disappointed by her Irish voice of Da, but I commend her attempt. I loved her narration pacing and wonderful diction.

I would recommend this book.

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Chasing the Star Garden (The Airship Racing Chronicles, #1)Chasing the Star Garden by Melanie Karsak
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sometimes we have to fall hard on on faces before we are ready to get back up. Lilly Stargazer does just that in this epic steampunk fantasy and notable tale. This novel is not your typical hero must struggle against the evil of the world but undoubtedly will triumph in the end,it's a tale about the broken and unwanted seeking truth and finding it in the most unlikely of places.

Let's be honest, this novel depicts some of the raw, and unseemly parts of life: the protagonist, or rather anti-heroine, is a drug addict and sex is the only way she knows how to express and receive love, but her heart is searching for the right and the truth revealed in her journey is what makes it all with it in the end; isn't that why we share stories? To acknowledge the communal journey we all go through at some point in life, some people's struggle is just harder and Lily's struggle is one worth reading.

The narration by Libby Clearfield was truly enjoyable. The energy and life she brought to each of the characters was exquisite. Her tempo, timing, and numerous dialects was spot on.

I would recommend this novel.



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Have You Seen My Son? by Jack Olsen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This novel takes you through the desperate flight of a mother trying to find her son stolen by her son's father. It keeps you on the edge of your seat at each close encounter and builds on a wonderful character arch that keeps you listening for more.

The narrator. Becket Royce, was wonderful to listen to. Her narration was perfectly spaced and has rich tones that are well suited to the ears. She truly brought each character to life adding in superb character inflection exactly when needed.

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Faithful WarriorFaithful Warrior by Basil Sands
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Basil Sands did it again. This novel was well worth a listen. The character development is bar-none. The story captures the struggle of good and evil, man vs. demon in a fantastic story-line that will keep you hooked to the end. I would recommend this book and any other work by this narrator who happens to also be the author.

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Train Station Bride (Crawford Family, #1)Train Station Bride by Holly Bush
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This easy going romance will brighten your day. It's charming story is simple and yet filled with great characters that will keep you enthralled till the end.

Meghan Kelly's narration was superb. The character voices were diverse and intriguing. The only thing that bothered me was the spacing was too short between some phrases and chapters making it difficult to tell if a new scene had begun.

Overall this was enjoyable read and I would recommend others to listen to it.

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 The Ruby Brooch by Katherine Lowry Logan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really like the story line but it was jumpy and hard to follow at times.
Teri Schnaubelt did a wonderful job bringing the charters to life. Her narration was smooth and enjoyable.




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The Latecomers Fan ClubThe Latecomers Fan Club by Diane Vanaskie Mulligan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Too many times the stories get it wrong, life I mean. But Diane Mulligan got it just right with The Latecomer's Fan club.
It's your tragic love triangle where everyone is in the wrong and can't see their own blindness until their world comes crashing down, but in this story it's how they recover and re-discover life again that makes this a worthwhile read.
Becket Royce does a superb job narrating this novel. Her tone is crisp and easy to listen to and her characters are realistic and captivating.
I would recommend this short read to all.
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 65 Below65 Below by Basil Sands
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This thriller was awesome. It had a gripping story line, well developed characters, and was easy to follow for one who has very little knowledge of military lingo. It was honestly hard to put down.

This was my first experience listening to a fiction audiobook narrated by the author. I must say I stayed clear of them for personal reasons, but I'm glad Basil Sands superb talent proved me wrong. His character development and amazing versatile voices made this book a five star performance. I will definitely be looking for more of his work.

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 A Thirty-Something GirlA Thirty-Something Girl by Lisa M. Gott
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Don't get me wrong, I love truthful works; ones that show what really happens in life but this story took that to the extreme. I am not sure if it was because it was so short but I felt thrust into this girl's crazy emotions without any room to breath, it was exhausting to read and not very enjoyable.

The narrator, Lori Faiella, had the voice of the main character down to 'T', soft spoken and flat. Although I enjoyed her pacing, her overall performance was very breathy it took me out of the story often.

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Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex SlaveTrafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave by Sibel Hodge
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This short novel should be shared by all.
It sheds light on the gritty and grotesque world we live in while asking the question "what can you do?"
I am thankful for authors like Sible Hodge who are not afraid to speak out, use their gifts, and ask for change.
It was a very gripping and educational novel and sparked in me a fire to be aware and fight for all those who are enslaved by our worlds corruption.

The narrator Ilyana Kadushin perfectly reflected the internal and external struggle of the young protagonist. I truly admire her skill to present a novel that is rough to it's very core.


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The Samaritan by Stephen Besecker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Let me admit that this type of novel is not what I usually read but I was intrigued by the synopsis and gave it a shot. And hey, I enjoyed thriller.
Let's start with the story: ever want to know what every character good or bad thought and it felt about their current circumstance? Than this book is for you. Seriously, the amount of characters and the development of each of them is astounding. I never thought I would sympathize with the mob and general under world. But this book did just that.


Now the narrator, Bill Lord, was very skilled at bringing all of these characters to life. The numerous amounts of vocal dialects were spot on but it was his easy listening, general narrator voice that got me hooked. I'll be looking for more of his work.

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Dangerous and Unseemly: A Concordia Wells MysteryDangerous and Unseemly: A Concordia Wells Mystery by K.B. Owen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I truly enjoyed the writing of this well thought out, historical fiction. It was refreshing , mysterious, and captivating. Very well done.

It took me a few chapters to get into stride with the narrator's voice in connection with the description of the book being of a young woman and her voice sounding more venerable. However, it truly grew on me and I enjoyed her rich tones and reading pace,

I listened mostly through headphones which was enjoyable but I did place it once on loud speakers and heard too many mouth clicks and breaths for my liking.

I defiantly will be looking for more books by this author.

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Coming Home for ChristmasComing Home for Christmas by Jenny Hale
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed listening to this novel. It was short and very sweet. The author does well to describe in a quite funny and engaging way the roller coaster finding love can be, especially when the whole family is envolved. The characters come alive by Teri Schnaubelt's narration. She seems to capture the heart and attitude of the main charter Alison to a "T", keeping this feel-good novel moving.

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