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  • Mirrors

  • Curse of Lanval, Book 1
  • By: Rebekah Dodson
  • Narrated by: Matthew DeWolf
  • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2

You probably won't like my story. Heck, I'm not sure if I even like it myself. Between getting burned at the stake and being drowned, almost twice, it's quite a lot to swallow. I'm not sure where it all went wrong. Everything was going fine my freshman year of college as a history major. I had a full-time job as a paramedic and any girl I wanted was mine. When tragedy struck our family, I found myself in France with my sister, Jules. And she just had to touch that mirror. She had to get us transported to the middle ages. 1155 A.D., to be exact. What. The. Hell. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Okay for the younger adult...

  • By Salter on 11-10-18

Funny

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-10-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was a pretty funny time travel book, and it was an easy listen. It’s a bit upsetting that it ends on a cliffhanger because now I want to read book 2 to know what happens.

I wasn’t a fan of Gill, the main character, who spends most of the book talking about sex and women’s features. Like... get on with it. He felt like he was slowing down the novel.

  • Celtic Mythology: Classic Stories of the Celtic Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters

  • Classical Mythology Series, Book 2
  • By: Scott Lewis
  • Narrated by: Oliver Hunt
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Do you want to learn everything about Celtic myths and Gods? Now you can follow the origins of the Celts, explore their unique myths, and dive into a world of Gods, Monsters, and Heroes! In this all-inclusive guide to Celtic Mythology, you will be able to follow the adventures of the Celts through history and understand the true meaning behind popular myths. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Informative

  • By Emily on 13-10-18

Informative

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-10-18

I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I enjoyed this short summary of Celtic mythology. My favourite was the three swans of Ireland, though I had heard it before. It does go through each myth quickly and it is quite informative. I quite enjoyed it.

  • Where a Spaceship Goes to Die

  • An Antigravel Short Story
  • By: George Saoulidis
  • Narrated by: Luke Rounda
  • Length: 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

When a scavenger captain offers her an unusual job in the middle of nowhere, Delphine accepts and tags along. But will she manage to get the treasure they're looking for when she has to operate a seadrone all by herself? When the treasure is buried in a spaceship graveyard two miles under water? And when the challenges she faces go beyond her wildest fears? This story was inspired by Point Nemo, a place located as far away from land as possible where spaceships go to die. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love / Hate.

  • By Ostfeld on 31-08-18

Is That It????

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I feel like this would have been a lot better if it had been longer and there had been more world building. As it is, I didn't have get what the point of the book is. It was good, but it left me wanting more. It left me wanting something to explain it. It feels like it was one scene in a bigger book.

  • Toddler Parenting Success: 2 Books in 1: Toddler Discipline + Toddler Potty Training for Effective Toddler Care & Development (Includes Quick Start Action Steps for Parenting Success)

  • By: Marie C. Foster
  • Narrated by: Claire Neigenfind
  • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 29

Learn toddler parenting success today by owning this ultimate toddler care and development guide. Book 1 - Toddler Discipline: Proven Toddler Discipline Strategies for Stress & Guilt-Free Parenting. Book 2 - Toddler Potty Training: Incredibly Simple 2-Day Potty Training That Works.... 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Guide

  • By Emily on 08-10-18

Good Guide

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Toddler Discipline

I thought this was a really good guide to disciplining a toddler, and there are a couple ideas that I really liked. It was definitely worth a read, especially as I have no experience with toddlers.

Rating = 4* / 5*.


Toddler Potty Training

I never knew that there was so much to know in regards to potty training. This was a good guide and it does explain the two day training scheme as well as when its best to start potty training. This was well worth the read.

Rating = 4* / 5*.

  • The Truro Murders

  • By: Ryan Green
  • Narrated by: Steve White
  • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
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    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

The Truro Murders presents the shocking true story of Christopher Worrell and his accomplice, James Miller. The events in this audiobook unveil one of the worst serial killing sprees in Australian history. Over the course of two months 1976-1977, seven young women were brutally raped and murdered. Worrell and Miller met in prison and upon release developed a dominant and submissive relationship that centered around feeding Worrell's sadistic urges towards women.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible

  • By Emily on 08-10-18

Terrible

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

DNF at 34%.

This book was terrible. It feels like the author read the accomplice's confession and fabricated a novel, guessing at what he thought or felt. It honestly felt like a badly done YA novel rather than a true crime book. It wasn't engaging, it wasn't entertaining and it felt whiny and boring.

  • Greek Mythology

  • Classic Stories of the Greek Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters (Classic Mythology, Book 1)
  • By: Scott Lewis
  • Narrated by: Madison Niederhauser
  • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

This captivating audiobook will take you on a beautiful journey through the fascinating world of Greek mythology. From the beginning of the cosmos to the Odyssey, be ready to venture into an exciting world of love, loyalty, infidelity, vengeance, deception, and intrigue!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disliked

  • By Emily on 08-10-18

Disliked

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

DNF at 30%.

I really didn't enjoy this book. There were mistakes and the author repeated information throughout the chapters. I also was not a fan of the narrator, Madison Niederhauser, who felt quite flat to me.

  • Lightning in the Desert

  • The Specific Heat of Water, Book 1
  • By: J Ferrigan
  • Narrated by: Amy Wisenfeld
  • Length: 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Kalyah and the young soldier have met before in a more innocent time. They could have been sweethearts, but now they are facing life, death, and tough decisions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Tragic

  • By Emily on 08-10-18

Tragic

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This follows two teenagers, but really only one, as they are forced into a civil war that they don't understand. This is book one in a three part series, and it feels like you need the others in the series to understand what is actually the full plot of the series because this part focuses on Kalyah and why she's on the run.

  • Secret Kindness Agents

  • By: Ferial Pearson
  • Narrated by: Rosemary Watson
  • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Moved by the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, Ferial Pearson wondered if a simple act of kindness could change a life. She thought of the school where she taught and the students she guided every day and wondered what would happen if we started secretly carrying out small acts of kindness in school. Could a modest act of compassion really change the course of a life? She posed the question to her students. They didn’t have the answers, but they were willing to find out. So they became the Secret Kindness Agents. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Emily on 07-10-18

Brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-18

I was given a free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This book has a pretty simple message and I really like that message of "commit small acts of kindness". I hate that the world needs this message and that the kids who committed these small acts of kindness were treated as if they were crazy or abnormal, but I think if it was adopted by more workplaces and schools, then bullying would decrease and we would be a much happier society. I loved this book and I listened to it in one sitting.

  • Conversational Spanish Dialogues: Over 100 Spanish Conversations and Short Stories

  • Conversational Spanish Dual Language Books
  • By: Lingo Mastery
  • Narrated by: Nicolas Villanueva, Mariela Arredondo, Craig Levin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

We have compiled more than 100 Spanish stories for beginners along with their translations, allowing new Spanish speakers to have the necessary tools to begin studying how to set a meeting, rent a car, or tell a doctor they don’t feel well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Useful

  • By Emily on 07-10-18

Useful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I don't actually know any Spanish, and I only requested this book because I like listening to people speaking Spanish. But, after listening to this, I did remember some of it and it was incredibly helpful with the phases and conversations it contained.

  • A Watched Pot

  • By: Mr. Blue
  • Narrated by: David Morley Hale
  • Length: 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Graham is trying his hardest to save his marriage. When his wife, Cressida, invites two new friends over for dinner he offers to cook even though he has no experience with vegan food. Something troubles Graham about the couple, but he can’t quite put his finger on it. He takes a journey into Facebook to find a terrible truth which creates a sinister consequence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Going vegan.

  • By Norma Miles on 05-10-18

Funny

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

I was given a free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I found this pretty funny. It may be short, but it had a range of emotions, and they all felt real and in character. The ending was a bit predictable, but the book itself was enjoyable.