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  • A Ferry of Bones & Gold

  • Soulbound, Book 1
  • By: Hailey Turner
  • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

When the gods come calling, you don’t get to say no. Patrick Collins is three years into a career as a special agent for the Supernatural Operations Agency when the gods come calling to collect a soul debt he owes them. An immortal has gone missing in New York City and bodies are showing up in the wake of demon-led ritual killings that Patrick recognizes all too easily from his nightmares.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Jackie Thorogood on 25-04-19

Hailey Turner - wow!

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

Reviewed: 19-04-19

Hailey is a insta-clic author for me so I was always going to be buying this book (in print & audio as I think you gain something extra from the audio - if it's done right)
However that said I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this book and what looks to be a storming new series to anyone who hasn't read/listened to something from Hailey before.
As ever the world building is excellent, the world as we know it so intracately woven to now include Were creatures, Vampires, Gods and Magic users as common place is immersive and drags you into Patrick's story. I really felt his sadness, his anger and his pain at the unfairness of the situation he's in. I just wanted to hug him!
The supporting cast of characters are vast but well thought out so it's not hard to remember who is who and Gary Furlong does a fantastic job of creating a range of different voices for this full cast.
I also loved the London accent he chose for Jono, being a Brit I've lost count of the cringeworthy British accents I've heard but I loved Gary's choice and it was a slightly unusual London accent too which I thought worked really well.
I thought I picked up on a couple of stumbles with words but this really didn't detract from my enjoyment of this book. Good job Gary! And thank you Hailey for yet another Diamond!! Xx

  • Witchbane

  • Witchbane Series, Book 1
  • By: Morgan Brice
  • Narrated by: Kale Williams
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Seth Tanner and his brother Jesse's fun evening debunking local urban legends ends with Jesse's gruesome murder. Seth vows revenge on Jesse's killer - too bad the murderer has been dead for a hundred years. Seth uncovers a cycle of ritual killings that feed the power of a dark warlock's immortal witch-disciples, and he's hell bent on stopping Jackson Malone from becoming the next victim. He's used to risking his neck. He never intended to risk his heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes!

  • By Violetsunshine on 31-03-19

Yes!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-03-19

Really enjoyed this one! It was a bit of a gamble as both the author and the narrator were unknowns for me. I liked the sound of the blurb and thought I'd give it a go.
The story was really good, I want looking for something heavy and over the top angst ridden as I've just read one of those, so this fits the bill nicely, the two CMs are well put together, there have their issues but they aren't laid on so thick it draws you away from premier of the story. Some reviews I've read said that it was predictable and a cliche but I don't agee. I loved it! I routed for Seth & Evan, enjoyed their journey and have just happily bought book 2 😊
Kale Williams is a narrator who i will definitely search for in the future. A good range of voices, the female voices were handled well and he was very expressive, I felt he showed the emotions of each character well.
Definitely a recommendation 💝

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  • Salt Magic Skin Magic

  • By: Lee Welch
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Lord Thornby has been trapped on his father's isolated Yorkshire estate for a year. There are no bars or chains; he simply can't leave. His sanity is starting to fray. When industrial magician John Blake arrives to investigate a case of witchcraft, he finds the peculiar, arrogant Thornby as alarming as he is attractive. John soon finds himself caught up in a dark fairy tale, where all the rules of magic - and love - are changed.    

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book

  • By Book addict on 25-02-19

Unbelievablely amazing!

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

Reviewed: 15-02-19

I don't know where to begin, Lee Welch is a new author for me and Joel Leslie is one of my favourite Narrators - the story was awesome, I didn't at any time wish things were moving along, I loved John and Soren as MC's, it was a brilliant story and damn were they good together! 😉😍
Joel! Perfection (not that you are ever anything but) I know if I choose I book narrated by you I'm going to get a class product and won't be disappointed.
I loved what you did with John's voice, it was such a subtle touch in his accent which showed his roots and it was fantastic how you would let him lose his 'learned' speach when he was empassioned.
This ranks in my top 5 Audiobook listens ever!

  • How Not to Blend

  • Lovestrong Book, 1
  • By: Susan Hawke
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

 

Dr. Corbin Davis is a busy guy just trying to do his best as a single parent. He may be oblivious to a lot of things, but surely he would’ve noticed something as important as his 15-year-old son Grayson being bullied, right? And what the heck is nonbinary, and why hasn’t Gray shared this all-important part of himself with his own dad? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect start

  • By MaryD on 29-03-19

So funny & cute!

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

Reviewed: 04-02-19

Absolutely loved this book! Just the right amount of angst for my mood (some but not making me ball my eyes out) I adored Andy and Corbin as the MC's but also Gray and Mama Honey have stolen my heart!
Michael Pauley you are a bloody genius:-) Mama Honey almost made me wet myself laughing.
Michael had alot of important side characters all who were very different and he did a fantastic job. Brilliant book, brilliant narration, totally worth a precious credit!

  • P.S. I Spook You

  • By: S.E. Harmon
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

SSA Rain Christiansen used to be the agency's golden boy. It just takes one moment of weakness, one tiny paranormal sighting, and all of a sudden, he's the agency's embarrassment. His boss gives him one last chance to redeem himself - go down to Brickell Bay, play nice with the local police, and leave the ghost sightings behind. Rain is determined to do exactly that, even if it kills him. Cold-case Detective Daniel McKenna's latest investigation is going nowhere fast. Daniel is glad to finally have the FBI help his department requested, even if it does come in the form of his ex. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining Paranormal Suspense

  • By Alesacat on 01-11-18

Absolutely brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 24-10-18

If I could give this more than 5 stars for both the story and the quality of the narration then I would. I listened to the book in 1 day, just couldn't switch off. I loved Rain's sense of humour and really felt for him trying to come to terms with his new 'role'. Noah really brought all the characters to life, not just the MC's as there are some important supporting characters too. I loved Ethan, I really wish in a way we could have a story about him too. Totally recommend this audio title, definitely worth your hard earned credits!
:-)

  • Hell & High Water

  • THIRDS, Book 1
  • By: Charlie Cochet
  • Narrated by: Mark Westfield
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

When homicide detective Dexter J. Daley’s testimony helps send his partner away for murder, the consequences - and the media frenzy - aren’t far behind. He soon finds himself sans boyfriend, sans friends, and, after an unpleasant encounter in a parking garage after the trial, he’s lucky he doesn’t find himself sans teeth. Dex fears he’ll get transferred from the Human Police Force’s Sixth Precinct, or worse, get dismissed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 4 stars read/listen

  • By Debbie Attenborough on 02-02-15

Freaking Awesome :-)

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

I think I have found a new addiction, Thirds was everything I hoped it would be, the narration was good, not a narrator I have come across before but he did a great job

  • Bonfires

  • By: Amy Lane
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Ten years ago Sheriff's Deputy Aaron George lost his wife and moved to Colton, hoping growing up in a small town would be better for his children. He's gotten to know his community, including Mr. Larkin, the bouncy, funny science teacher. But when Larx is dragged unwillingly into administration, he stops coaching the track team and starts running alone. Aaron - who thought life began and ended with his kids - is distracted by a glistening chest and a principal running on a dangerous road.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 4.25*

  • By Lily G Blunt on 28-07-17

Beautiful story!

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

Story was fantastic, made such a change to have MC's who were that little bit older, they were so sweet to each other and their banter was great. Nick J Russo is one of my go to Narrators, his voice is so expressive and he really manages to give each character such a life of their own. Really liked this one!

  • Psycho Romeo

  • Ward Security, Volume 1
  • By: Jocelynn Drake, Rinda Elliott
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Geoffrey Ralse is known for being the life of the party. He loves the club scene, hanging with his friends, and flirting with whomever catches his eye. He certainly isn’t going to stop living his life just because some would-be stalker starts sending him threats. But it all changes when Geoffrey is drugged and wakes up half naked in his own home with a new message from his stalker. He needs help, and there’s only one person he trusts....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved

  • By DML 🤓 on 30-03-19

Outstanding!

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

Loved it, the story is fantastic and the narration is Kenneth Obi at his best! He brought the Ward team to life for me, It's not an easy book to narrate as there are so many reoccurring characters aside from the main MC's but he does a fabulous job. Geoffrey is so cute! Cannot wait for more of the Ward Security books on Audio, I've read them all and am so looking forward to listening to them.

  • The Necromancer's Dilemma

  • The Beacon Hill Sorcerer, Book 2
  • By: SJ Himes
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Angel's brother, Isaac, has returned home, and the pair begins to make slow and awkward attempts back to each other. Learning how to be a brother to a grown man instead of a parental figure has Angel adjusting his behaviors and habits, and Isaac still remains a mystery. Was it merely entering adulthood that turned Isaac away from an overprotective Angel, or does Isaac carry a secret that will keep them from finally being a real family?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Story beautifully written

  • By Jackie Thorogood on 06-08-17

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 28-06-18

Really great story, book two was as good as book one, narration was spot on

  • Alphas Like Us

  • By: Krista Ritchie, Becca Ritchie
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese, J.F. Harding
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 29

His Bodyguard. His Love. Maverick, know-it-all bodyguard Farrow Keene knows publicly dating American royalty comes with a great cost. Everyone wants a piece of their relationship. And as a protective boyfriend, he’s not here for the malicious hands that grab at their love life and seek to rip them apart. But Farrow is confident. He’s confident that he could’ve never prepared for the storm to come. Keep him safe. Maximoff Hale isn’t a big fan of change. And to regain the charity CEO position he lost, he agrees to a task that he’s always rejected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • #Marrow

  • By David Anderson on 22-03-19

Blown away!!

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

This series has left me begging for the next one! Utterly brilliant and fabulous narration