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Todd (Toad) Vogel

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  • The American Fathers

  • 4 Book Series
  • By: Henry L. Sullivan III
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

Does Jasira support the dynasties and their influence upon the government she covers? Or is she, like Sheila, working to turn the country away from contemporary feudalism and back to democracy? This is the serial The American Fathers. It involves four dynasties, a Lebanese-American Journalist, an impassioned college professor, a security contractor, a flamboyant hitman, a rebel hacker, a megalomaniac, and a smart, idiosyncratic heiress.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It was okay

  • By Todd (Toad) Vogel on 13-04-17

It was okay

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

Reviewed: 13-04-17

I can't say I'd recommend this book. It's more of an audio drama than a book. Book 1 started out a little slow for me, but then it got quite interesting with very detailed lesbian sex scenes. I would NOT recommend this to anyone under 18. Book 2 started out similar, focusing on the 2 main women from book 1. Then it switches to 2 other characters, Irene and Davin, and their relationship with hardly a mention of the 2 women. Book 3 is all focused on Davin, and how Irene's father puts out a bit on him. There is absolutely no mention of the first 2 women or Irene. The fourth book switches focus as well. I found it very irritating that each book seems almost unrelated to each other. The narration wasn't too bad. Each of the narrators did a decent job.

  • The Zee Brothers: Zombie Exterminators

  • Curse of the Zombie Omelet!
  • By: Grivante
  • Narrated by: Ian McEuen
  • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19

The Zee Brothers have a strange and dangerous vocation. While some hunt rodents or pests in the dark, Jonah and Judas tackle much larger prey: zombies. Equipped with a well-loved artillery gun named DeeDee and a much used and somewhat abused pickup truck called Sasha, the duo clear the night of undead pests, keeping the ever-present threat of a zombie apocalypse at bay.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Zee brothers

  • By mani on 08-11-17

Hilarious zombie story!

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

Reviewed: 03-04-17

The Zee Brothers: Zombie Exterminators was absolutely hilarious! I was laughing throughout the whole story. The dog was a little cheesy but I still liked it. The music references were great! Especially the phone number for the Zee Brothers! "Ask for Jenny" lol. The toothless zombie trying to gum them to death was great!

Ian McEuen does a great job with the narration and each of the characters. I loved the voices! That made the story so much funnier!

  • The Great Fox Hunt

  • By: Bill Stokes
  • Narrated by: Johnny Mack
  • Length: 15 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

The adventure of a boy on a fox hunt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great short!

  • By Todd (Toad) Vogel on 03-03-17

Great short!

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

Reviewed: 03-03-17

A cute, funny story about boys hunting fox, or at least boys attempting to hunt fox. It seems the boys were out foxed lol. Great short story by Bill Stokes! Good performance by Johnny Mack.

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  • The River

  • By: Bill Stokes
  • Narrated by: Johnny Mack
  • Length: 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Crossing the wild water was crazy, I knew, but I had a desperate need to bag the buck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Buck

  • By Emily on 30-03-17

Great short story!

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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: 27-02-17

Any additional comments?

Another great short story by Bill Stokes! This is a story about deer hunting but more of a coming of age story about Bill as well. He goes on a hunting trip to get his first deer. Like most teenagers, Bill was a bit reckless. Act before you think! lol The fastest way to learn important life lessons. Great narration by Johnny Mack.

  • A Haunting Tale

  • A Short Ghost Story
  • By: Bill Stokes
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

There is a haunted house up there that squats like a huge wooden toad behind a thick grove of pine trees on the end of a dead end road. Maybe once it was painted, but now it has a gray cadaver-like complexion, and its siding is sagged and splintered as if the devil had been poking at it with his pitchfork. Its windows are streaked and stained, and trying to see through them from the outside is like trying to look a skull in the eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great campfire style ghost story

  • By Todd (Toad) Vogel on 23-02-17

Great campfire style ghost story

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

Reviewed: 23-02-17

Any additional comments?

I really enjoy these short stories by Bill Stokes! This is a very well written ghost story! It's the kind of tale you could sit around a campfire and tell the kids. Excellent narration by Jeff Hays!

  • Trout Friends and Other Riff-Raff

  • Stories About the Passion and Madness of Fishing
  • By: Bill Stokes
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

In these stories, popular Chicago Tribune outdoor columnist Bill Stokes gives himself over to his true passion, trout fishing. It is an activity, possibly a madness, that moves him, time and again, to stand knee-deep in cold and murky waters, offer himself up to clouds of hungry mosquitoes, and attempt to keep from snagging his line in overhanging limbs while trying to outwit a wily rainbow or brook trout. And then remembering where the car is parked.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing to do with catching fish?

  • By Todd (Toad) Vogel on 23-02-17

Nothing to do with catching fish?

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

Reviewed: 23-02-17

Any additional comments?

This isn't a story about catching fish. It's about the experiences of the fishing trip itself. It is written from the perspective of the writer, Bill Stokes. These are stories from his youth to adulthood. And they're all true like most fishing stories are of course with just a little embellishment. Great collection of fishing tales sure to give you a few laughs. Great narration by David Stifel.

  • Speakeasy Dead

  • A Roaring Twenties Paranormal Romantic Comedy
  • By: Vicky Loebel
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl, Emily Beresford
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Speakeasy manager Clara Woodsen will do anything to save her silent film idol from an untimely death. Even summon a demon. Even bet her soul she can teach his half-human/half-cheetah assistant to foxtrot. But people around town are acting strange. Have Clara's efforts unleashed a zombie plague? Or are her customers just really bad at dancing the Charleston? And can Clara find true happiness with the man of her dreams if she uses her...brains?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Witches and zombies!

  • By Todd (Toad) Vogel on 22-02-17

Witches and zombies!

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

Reviewed: 22-02-17

This is a prequel book to Keys to the Coven. Both books are great as a stand alone or together. I definitely hoping for more in this series! This book switches perspectives from Clara Woodsmen to her cousin Bernard Benjamin as it switches narrators. Yes, the same Woodsmen family from Keys to the Coven, just a little further back in the family tree. This book even adds zombies! I loved it! Of course there was sex! Can't have witches, warlocks, and demons without sex! Great story and excellent narration! Looking forward to the next book!

  • Keys to the Coven

  • Demonic Intervention Series, Book 1
  • By: Vicky Loebel
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford, Nick Podehl
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 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

To become a demon, you must die in complete and utter despair. Three hundred years ago, Max passed that test with flying colors and joined the afterlife resolving never again to have innocent blood on his hands. Now Max has been given the job of breaking a young witch's family curse. But what she doesn't know, what Max can't bring himself to tell her, is that completing his mission almost certainly means her death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Todd (Toad) Vogel on 09-02-17

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 09-02-17

Have you ever read a book and wished it were true? Well, parts of it anyways lol. The life of a demon doesn't sound too bad in this book! Lots of sex and sex gets you karma. Wow! Excellent erotic love story with witches and demons. Both narrators did an excellent job. I love how it switches perspective from Max to Felicity. Definitely looking forward to book 2!

  • Robinson Crusoe 2245

  • Book 2
  • By: E.J. Robinson
  • Narrated by: Malk Williams
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

In the wake of the climactic events of book one, Robinson Crusoe returns to the forbidden continent of what was once North America in an attempt to rescue Friday from Arga'Zul, leader of the Bone Flayers. But the path has not been easy. Strange and dangerous clans inhabit the ravaged lands. As obstacles arise and new foes join old ones, a desperate Robinson is forced to make risky alliances to find the woman he loves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Todd (Toad) Vogel on 17-11-16

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 17-11-16

Excellent series so far! I honestly don't know how well this parallels with the original Robinson Crusoe novel since I was very young when I read it but I'm sure I'd like this version much better. The story of Crusoe in a post-apocalyptic setting! Excellent narration by Malk Williams! Can't wait for book 3!

  • Ship the Kids on Ahead

  • By: Bill Stokes
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette, James Foster, Stefan Rudnicki, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

We all have that one older funny family member. You know the one, he tells stories from his experiences and usually has people rolling their eyes. William Stokes is that person! He presents a delightful collection of memories that are truly life lessons even today! Stokes, through his memories and wit, provides opportunities to learn through laughter, sharing of memories and love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great stories and great laughs

  • By Todd (Toad) Vogel on 26-09-16

Great stories and great laughs

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

Reviewed: 26-09-16

Any additional comments?

What a great book and so much great talent in the narration. Most of the voices are very familiar to me, having listened to them in previous books. Did you ever sit around listening to your grandfather tell stories as a kid and later in life wished you could remember them all or wished someone would have wrote them down? This is exactly that! This is a great collection of short stories by Bill Stokes that are certainly funny and all very relatable! Each of the narrators do an excellent job bringing this book to life! I really enjoyed it!

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