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  • WereHuman

  • The Witch's Daughter
  • By: Gwendolyn Druyor
  • Narrated by: Gwendolyn Druyor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Good parents will go to any lengths to protect their children. The Hillens are very good parents. But with all the secrets in the Hillen household, the biggest one is hiding right under their noses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent urban fantasy in a promising new series

  • By Tony Bough on 29-09-18

Excellent urban fantasy in a promising new series

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

Reviewed: 29-09-18

I love Gwendolyn's narration. I think knowing and picturing her characters and then narrating the book really adds something to it. The story eases us into its world. It's a really relaxed start that I think works really well. We get to know the characters and the situation they are in before the action starts. I like that. I want that detail. Because the author invests the time in delivering this the characters are really clear and vivid.

I also love the idea of the book in terms of what its presenting (read the book synopsis I'm not going to repeat it here). I also like the dialogue from Laylea's perspective. A pet's eye view of the characters and the way she perceives them. I thought that was great and really different/interesting.

It's entertaining and a really great story that builds to an ending that's not drawn out, which I always hate. I'm certainly looking forward to seeing what's next for the family and Laylea!

The narration gives us distinct character differences as well as being easy to listen to. It draws you into the story and keeps you wanting more. Very good.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • The Tesla Gate

  • By: John D. Mimms
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Thomas Pendleton loves his wife, Ann, and six-year-old son, Seth, more than anything, but his job often makes him an absent husband and father. One day, after Thomas leaves on a business trip, his wife and son are killed in a car accident. When a cosmic storm enters Earth's atmosphere, scientists are baffled by its composition and origins, but not nearly as much as they are by the storm's side effect: Anyone who has died and chosen not to cross over is suddenly visible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A real Sci-fi tear jerker

  • By Rob on 02-01-18

Science fiction and the paranormal blended well

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

Reviewed: 29-09-18

This is a relationship story with a science fiction/paranormal setting. It's excellent. It's an emotional book and as a father I found myself putting myself in the position of Thomas. It's very well written and has a great pace to the book. There are plot twists and turns that keep you guessing and there are at the conclusion of the book some questions that you want answering that will nicely lead us into books 2 and 3. The characters are great. I like the ones I'm supposed to and want to see justice wrought on those that I don't. It's got some humour in that way that King and Koontz can bring it out in their works. I did make me reflect on life after death and the implications of what's happening in the book which I think is a sign of a good book.

I really enjoyed it.

The narrator was excellent giving the book even more emotion and tension all in the right parts. It's a voice that draws you into the story and keeps you listening.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • Gathering Water

  • By: Regan Claire
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Swanepoel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

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
  • A must-read!! VERY good!

  • By Tony Bough on 01-09-18

A must-read!! VERY good!

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

From the start you slip into the main characters life and it just pulls you into the book. I won't deliver any spoilers and you can read the synopsis for an overview of the story.

We have some really great characters with some really great relationships. Della and Cash were by far my favourite characters but I also really like Luke. We have a strong female character in the lead who has had a tough start in life. She's turning out great and developing through her relationships with others.

The story rolls along at a nice pace that makes this really easy and very nice to listen to.

The narration was perfect. Especially for the main characters. A great voice that I also found added to the story through being very nice to listen to. It helped to further craft this very good story.

I'm really looking forward to the next book as it ends at a really good point that makes me want more!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • Hunter's Challenge

  • By: M.A. Abraham
  • Narrated by: Brian Callanan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

The entity who has been called the Witch Hunter is focusing on those who have psychic powers. He has issued an edict to the Tantalarians, demanding that they bow to his will. He has challenged the wrong people, though he doesn’t seem to realize it. One Tantalarian in particular feels he has an ax to grind with this Witch Hunter. This entity has mentally attacked Terec and singled out the woman he loves to use for his own nefarious purpose. He will not rest until his foe is dead. The game lines have been drawn; the war is on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another excellent book in the Tantalus series

  • By Tony Bough on 27-08-18

Another excellent book in the Tantalus series

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

Reviewed: 27-08-18

I loved the first two books and this one is excellent too. If you have read the first two you slip straight into the action. I'm going to try and avoid spoilers as there are too many great twists and turns for me to ruin it. We see some of the main characters from the first two take a back seat to Terec and Adele. We have seen Terec before but he is really thrust into the forefront as the premier Hunter and the man (or Tantilarian) with a plan. All of the characters are great. I really like the development we get in terms of the Witch Hunters character and who/what he is. The book starts where the previous one left off and it effortlessly glides into the story and the action slowly builds. It's great!! You have to check out this series!

The narration is excellent and matches the characters and the story perfectly. It pushes the pace of the story and is very engaging.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • Extinct

  • By: Ike Hamill
  • Narrated by: Kyle Tait
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

Channel Two predicted a blanket of snow for Thanksgiving weekend - unusual, but not alarming for the little Maine island. What comes is a blinding blizzard, and a mass disappearance of nearly every person Robby Pierce knows. He and his family flee, trying to escape the snow and the invisible forces stealing people right from the street. Miles away, Brad Jenkins battles the same storm. Alone, he attempts to survive as snow envelops his house. When the storm breaks, Brad makes his way south to where the snow ends and the world lies empty.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Imagine

  • By Rayc on 01-09-18

An excellent apocalyptic story fresh & different

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

Reviewed: 27-08-18

This is excellent. I love the two different story threads. We have a young genius or at least someone with a perfect memory facing the ultimate storm and disappearances of everyone. Contrasting this a man living remotely but comfortably in a cabin in the woods with an intelligent and ever growing vine. I love the contrast of the two story arcs with a both excellent. You wonder when they will meet up although both are engaging in their own rights. I really like both of these characters and all of the characters throughout. I like the way we go when the two characters stories do come together and I was hooked throughout.

The pace of the book is brilliant. Spooky and isolating at times and intense in moments. Some really great moments as well in what is a really good story. I really enjoyed the narration which gives a great sense of the characters as well as keeping the pace enjoyable and perfect for the story.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review

  • The Sigma Surrogate

  • When Tomorrow Calls
  • By: JT Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Jean Ann Douglass
  • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
  • 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

Keke is a biopunk journalist who won't stop till she exposes the truth. Will her reckless ambition help the surrogates, or harm them? Join Keke on her mission to uncover the biggest story she's ever encountered. You'll meet Jasmine and Marko and get pulled under with Kirsten, who's on the cusp of her own nail-biting story.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Characters!

  • By Elizabeth Robb on 18-08-18

An amazing prequel

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

Reviewed: 24-07-18

I read When Tomorrow Calls first so I was already familiar with the world that the author has crafted for us. It's an absolutely brilliant prequel.

We get all back story from the characters that we see in the trilogy and I loved that. Also the investigation into the Sigma society, Keke meeting Marco etc is all really well written and very entertaining. I'm deliberately avoiding plot reveals!

The characters, even the minor ones are lovingly crafted and you really get into the story through how good the characters are. That's not saying that the story itself isn't really compelling because it is! The action is relentless without being overwhelming or overdone. The pace and the tension that builds in the book is fantastic.

The author has an amazing world-building talent in this near-future that we find ourselves in.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Rebel Bound

  • By: Shauna E. Black
  • Narrated by: Courtney Parker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Caelin is a survivor. It's been 11 years since a nuclear disaster drove much of the population underground. Caelin and her young sister Mardy were left topside, and Caelin uses salvage to trade for shelter until she gets stabbed, and a handsome stranger named Jate must save her life. Jate brings the sisters to rebel turf where plans are being hatched to conquer the Undercity. The rebels preach good life for the masses, and both Caelin and Mardy are hooked on the dream. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A brilliantly written Dystopian. Very good!

  • By Tony Bough on 24-07-18

A brilliantly written Dystopian. Very good!

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

Reviewed: 24-07-18

This is a relationship story in ways as we have two sisters brilliantly written with this close relationship which helps to drive you deeper into the story itself. All the characters are really well done and there's plenty of chemistry within the book in that respect on character interaction.

The story and the premise is great. Caelin works really well as a lead character and her motivation of wanting to protect her sister doesn't detract from this or stop her developing as a character. We get plot reveals and twists and turns as we go through the book and it all feels well timed with great pace to the book. I like how this gives us more perspective or different perspectives as we go.

The narration is great and really matches the pace of the book and also works well with the story and all the characters in it.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • A Bump in the Night

  • Jake Stark Mysteries Collection, Books 1-4
  • By: D. A. Provencher
  • Narrated by: Bryan Anderson, Sonia Anderson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

This is a collection of the first four titles from the Jake Stark Mysteries series with a short bonus story. It includes The Gorham Vampire, The Burning Town, Whispers of the Lost, Heart of Ice, and A Jake Stark Christmas

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This was going to end badly.

  • By Norma Miles on 26-07-18

A great book with an old fashion detective feel

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

Reviewed: 24-07-18

The narration immediately put me in mind of a Dick Tracy type detective story. Especially where you have the officer telling him what's going on and how they need his help.

I like the level of detail that the author gives to the action and I felt myself drawn in to the world that's created for us. The characters are big and bold and it's quite intense in places. Although absorbing with it.

I found myself invested in our hero and wanting him to win, which is a must in my opinion, and I really like Jake Stark as the main/leading character.

Very enjoyable

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • The Flipside

  • By: Jake Bible
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

The year is 2046, and dinosaurs are real. Time bubbles across the world, many as large as 100 square miles, turn like clockwork, revealing prehistoric landscapes from the Cretaceous Period. They reveal the Flipside. Now, 30 years after the first turn, the clockwork is breaking down, as one of the world's powers has decided to exploit the phenomenon for his own gain. Former head of security for Topside Command Trevon Cash must navigate his way through the chaos of the broken turns and take a team Flipside to try to figure out what is happening. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Flipping good?

  • By C. Rowlands on 31-07-18

A cool adventure book

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

Reviewed: 24-07-18

I really liked how they used dinosaurs in this book. No cloning, just actual dino's. Which was great. I also liked how they challenged the notion of what we think about dinosaurs such as them hunting as pack animals. Also the domesticated dinosaur was a nice inclusion. Nice little touches that add to the story. It's certainly a strap yourself in for the ride sort of book. Non-stop action.

I really liked all the characters. We get a good variety of them without their being too many. We focus on a few but we do also get everyone included. I really enjoyed it throughout and the ending was great from action to build up of the ultimate consequences. Very good.

The narration matched the book very well and kept me interested in the story as well as giving good pacing.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • Integration

  • The Tantalus Series
  • By: M.A. Abraham
  • Narrated by: Brian Callanan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

As the inhabitants of Tantalus work together to create a new home, the Arc Royal travels closer to the planet. No one is surprised to find out that the man that they call the Witch Hunter is on board and in command, although not visibly so. He doesn't wait very long to make his presence known. The Tantalarians continue to do what they can to help their new neighbors including guarding those in need from danger. While this happens, new friendships develop, old ones strengthen, and the two species begin to form more meaningful bonds. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing follow on to book one!

  • By Tony Bough on 02-07-18

An amazing follow on to book one!

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

I really enjoyed book one. The story felt new and different and the writing style was great. This carries on very nicely in that vein. We have to very different cultures melding together, learning about each other and in the case of the settlers from earth forming a new society. I like the bad guy who is ever present bubbling behind the scenes using his gifts to control and endanger everyone and everything. I love all the characters and watching their relationships develop is brilliant. Its so easy to listen too and a genuine pleasure to get to know our characters.

The world that's built for us is amazing. Interesting and fascinating to get to see.

I enjoyed this from start to finish and the finish certainly leaves you wanting and waiting for more. Lets hope we don't have long to wait!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review