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  • Three More Wishes Series

  • By: Elise Sax
  • Narrated by: Angie Hickman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

The Three More Wishes series includes three hot and hilarious novellas, Blown Away, Inn & Out, and Quick Bang.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly humourous and enjoyable!

  • By A D. on 13-10-18

Thoroughly humourous and enjoyable!

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

Reviewed: 13-10-18

If you are looking for a humourous, light-hearted romance to listen to, you cannot go wrong with Elise Sax's books narrated by Angie Hickman. The books have plenty of laugh out loud moments. Often they are the quirky thoughts of a woman confused by and insecure about love. Who cannot relate to that! The additional characters in the book are just as funny and add unusual elements to the plot. Personally, I'd like to meet Elise Sax. Her books are so much fun, I bet she would be too!!

This audiobook has three books set on Summer Island and centred around a somewhat dilapidated wishing well. The stories are a little absurd but leave the reader delighted. The series works well because the books lead from one to the next with just a change in the protagonists and a different narrative point of view. It certainly isn't necessary to read them together or in order because each book is stand-alone.

I enjoyed the feel-good factor of these books. They certainly put a smile on my face!

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

  • North

  • History Interrupted Series, Book 3
  • By: Lizzy Ford
  • Narrated by: Lillian Yves
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Josie Jackson is whisked further into the past, to the era of Vikings and the (almost) eternal winters of Norway. Carter, the mastermind behind her foray through time, reveals that she'll be remaining there for six years - assuming she survives the first winter. To complicate matters, Josie has an unexpected health condition, one that threatens her life more than the frigid cold, Viking raids, and wild animals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent series that keeps getting better!

  • By A D. on 12-10-18

An excellent series that keeps getting better!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

How does a series start out excellent and then proceed to get better with each subsequent book? That is certainly true for this series!

First off, if you haven't read the first two books in the series... Stop! These books must be read in order to enjoy the full effect of the plot.

Josie was separated from her Mongol husband, Batu and transported to a Viking community. She is absorbed into the community. She arrived pregnant, unbeknownst to her and finds herself married to a Viking warrior willing to adopt her children as his own.

Life in the Viking era is perhaps more challenging than life on the Mongol steppes. Carter is good about placing her with people who come to care for and love Josie. This time is no exception. Josie learns to live in the Viking era but Carter may have further plans for her that probably won't include her children and certainly will not give her any choices.

I loved the adventure in this book which had me on edge several times. I love the sudden twists in the plot that keeps the reader anticipating more. All I can think is that Lizzy Ford has a major challenge ahead as she brings the series to a close with the last book. I am looking forward to it!!

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

  • East

  • History Interrupted, Book 2
  • By: Lizzy Ford
  • Narrated by: Lillian Yves
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Josie Jackson has been stranded in the past. When a Mongol warrior named Batu becomes her protector and guide, she can't decide if she's better off with him or alone. Strong, brave, loyal, and quick to both laugh and kill, Batu and his world initially baffle her. With nowhere else to turn and no other option, Josie takes a chance to find happiness in the beautiful yet dangerous steppes of 13th century Mongolia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulously enjoyable!

  • By A D. on 12-10-18

Fabulously enjoyable!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

This audiobook needs to come with two warnings. 1. You have to read the books in order. Each subsequent book is a continuation of the previous as Josie's time travel adventures (or is that misadventures?) continue. 2. Set time aside to listen to this book because it is hard to press pause for an extended period of time. Perhaps a third warning should be to plan on purchasing the whole series because you are probably going to want to know what happens next.

Josie's time travels take her to the Mongolian steppes during the peak of the Mongolian empire. Despite being fiction, I like how Lizzy Ford tries to make the story as culturally authentic as possible. The Mongolians assume she is a goddess gifted to them from the sky. Only Carter places her 70 years before she is needed and he puts her to sleep and tucks her away for that time. She wakes in Iraq just before the community she is in is decimated by the Mongols. She finds herself the "prisoner" of the appointed guardian of the goddess Moonbeam (which is her name in this time) and after several harrowing challenges she accompanied Batu (her guardian) to his home on the steppes.

Despite their cultural differences, Batu and Moonbeam find their relationship developing and morphing from friends to much more. Life on the Mongolian steppes isn't easy but Josie slowly finds her footing. However, Carter has more planned for her.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Being a series and knowing how Carter can suddenly pull the plug on Josie's time in a certain era, the reader is anticipating his next move while hoping it won't happen. As soon as I finished this book I started the next and am now eagerly anticipating the last book in the series. Ummm.... actually I cannot wait for the last book!!!

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

  • Menehune in Kauai

  • Peyton Brooks, FBI, Book 7
  • By: M.L. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

When Peyton and Marco embark upon a vacation to Kauai, they are only looking for sunshine, blue waters, and white sand. Although they feel guilty about stealing time for themselves, they know they may not get another chance to concentrate on each other without the pressure from both of their jobs driving them apart. The beautiful island of Kauai welcomes them, and they begin to relax, until a body is found floating in the hot tub at their hotel with a poisoned arrow sticking out of his chest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, serious, gripping and entertaining in one!

  • By A D. on 09-10-18

Fun, serious, gripping and entertaining in one!

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

This was my first book in this series and, believe me, I am going back to read/listen to the rest of the books and I am eagerly anticipating the next.

What I found fascinating was how This audiobook felt like season 7 of the Peyton Brooks TV series, except it is in an audiobook format. I loved the characters, the gripping storyline and the humour despite the somewhat serious nature of the content (after all, this is murder). I loved how the book, while focused on Peyton and Mario's honeymoon, frequently covered the rest of their team. I think I could have only enjoyed this book more if I had read the previous books first because there are past events that at referred to for which I had no reference. That may be something to consider if this is your first book in the series.

Do I recommend this audiobook? Absolutely! It was entertaining, gripping, well narrated, and so easy to commit to!


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

  • A Magical Shift

  • Weres and Witches of Silver Lake, Book 1
  • By: Vella Day
  • Narrated by: Michael Johnson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

Always forced to keep her powers and identity under wraps, Isadora Berta dreams of a normal life. After encountering the sexy and mysterious Ryerson McKinnon, the up-and-coming Alpha wolf, she realizes her life was never destined for normalcy. With their desire for one another intensifying, and the passion between them igniting, Ryerson tries to keep his amped-up libido in check. Easier said than done.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great start to a potentially interesting series

  • By A D. on 03-10-18

A great start to a potentially interesting series

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

I liked listening to this audiobook. I particularly like the paranormal romance genre, especially if the author steps away from the usual storyline with the expected characteristics.

This book has a little of everything. Wolf shifters... yes. Bear shifters... yes. Humans.... yes. Witches... yes. A goddess.... yes. Said goddess' consort... yes. Magic... yes. Danger... yes. And plenty of chemistry and romance.

I liked Isadora and Ryerson. They are both strong characters with a healthy dose of vulnerabilities to make them likeable and believable as the protagonists. As the alpha pair they set the pace for the books to come in the series and it promises to be interesting. In fact, as soon as I finished this audio book, I promptly bought and read the next book in the series!

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


  • Momentary as a Sound

  • An Avery Nolan Adventure, Volume 4
  • By: ML Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Avery Nolan worried for her friend, Agent Graham Braddock, when he chose to stay behind in the Frostfell, but she never expected to see him show up at her door, asking for her help. As she feared, scientists have found a way into the Greensward. Avery and Duncan agree to accompany Braddock back to the land they swore never to visit again so they can stop a war that will tear apart both worlds. However, Avery’s father, Alberon, discovers his daughter’s involvement and has plans of his own. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The delightful quirky adventure continues....

  • By A D. on 29-09-18

The delightful quirky adventure continues....

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

Reviewed: 29-09-18

First off, this is the forth book in the series. The previous books should be read/listened to first to maximise the enjoyment of the story. The plot continues with each subsequent book.

If you have read the other books in the series, you probably don't need this review. This book is just as adventurous and funny as the previous books, with the same lovable but quirky characters. In fact, this may be the forth book but it just CANNOT be the last book. I am not ready to say bye to Avery, the Aunts, Duncan, Bae and Basil.

This book gives the reader more encounters with the "aliens" from the other dimension and the various government agents, as well as the odd moments when things seem perfectly normal but really they aren't. The entire world is in jeopardy this time as Avery and Duncan have to make some difficult decisions. But for each challenge they face, the Aunts are there to contribute their craziness and Bae his sweet innocence.

I thoroughly enjoyed this series. It was so easy to commit to the characters. The plot is a bit strange and is all the more special for its madness!

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

  • Lure of the Dragon

  • Aloha Shifters - Jewels of the Heart, Book 1
  • By: Anna Lowe
  • Narrated by: Kelsey Osborne
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 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

Good dragons? Bad dragons? Twenty-four hours ago, private chef Tessa Byrne didn't know about the terrifying world of shifters. Now she knows too much, like the fact that a ruthless dragon lord is determined to claim her - forever. Tessa flees to Maui, where sunny skies, swaying palms, and a handsome stranger conspire to play tricks with her heart. Can she truly trust Kai Llewellyn and his band of battle-hardened shapeshifters to save her from a gruesome fate?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An interesting start to a paranormal series....

  • By A D. on 25-09-18

An interesting start to a paranormal series....

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

Reviewed: 25-09-18

This book starts running. There is no build up of momentum. That isn't to say that it is fast paced all the way through but the reader is introduced to the protagonists when they are already in a dilemma. Coupled with the fact that there are multiple layers to this story, including a group of 5 ex-military shifters of different breeds, life mates and magical stones, at no point is the plot boring. In fact it lays the foundation for what promises to be an interesting series.

The title is a dead give away. This book focuses on dragons. Tessa finds herself the target of a dragon who would force her to mate. Rescued by her neighbour she is sent to Hawai'i to a group of shifters who can provide her the protection she needs. A group of shifters that includes her destined mate, Kai. But Tessa is no ordinary human...

I am looking forward to what happens next. There may be more dragons, wolves, bears and tigers to look forward to.... not to mention the magical stones.

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

  • Waking in Time

  • By: Angie Stanton
  • Narrated by: Marie Chambers
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Abbi has just arrived at UW Madison for her freshman year. But on her second day, she wakes up to a different world: 1983. That is just the first stop on Abbi's journey backward through time. Will is a charming college freshman from 1927 who travels forward through time. When Abbi and Will meet in the middle, love adds another complication to their lives.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended!

  • By A D. on 19-09-18

Highly recommended!

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

Reviewed: 19-09-18

This book really grabs your attention. I started off thinking that the book was about college kids and probably targeted to young adults and, thus, would be immature. Nothing is further from the truth. The plot is thick with mystery and intrigue, unexpected turns, carefully placed details and wonderful characters. While it is a romance as well, it is so much more. The attraction between Abbie and Will is easy. The complexity lies in the fact that one is traveling forward in time while the other is traveling backwards. They need to find each other and find the key that is causing the time travel. Much easier said that done.

This audiobook was thoroughly enjoyable. It rates high on the adventure, mystery and romance scales. The biggest downside is that once you start, you won't want to stop!!

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

  • Sharpe Point

  • Maycroft Mystery Series, Book 4
  • By: Lisa B. Thomas
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Retired from teaching, rookie investigator Deena Sharpe wants justice for the wrongly accused. She also wants to impress her new boss. But when she trips over a dead body in the church’s haunted house, the police try to pin it on one of their clients. Can Deena defend a person she thinks may be guilty?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A murder mystery has never been so funny!

  • By A D. on 14-09-18

A murder mystery has never been so funny!

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

Reviewed: 14-09-18

Be prepared for a ride. This is a murder mystery, of that there is no doubt. But the plot is also quirky and hilarious with all the idiosyncrasies of small town politics. It is, quite literally, a murder with lots of suspicious characters and a dollop of icing. Dina has her hands full between her boss, her mother-in-law, her pregnant friend, a maybe stalker, the police and, of course, the murder. Nothing is ever quite what it seems, most especially the outcome of Dina's investigation. But what do you do when the victim himself is worse than any of the suspects?

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

  • Brief as Lightning

  • Avery Nolan Adventure Series, Book 3
  • By: ML Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 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

Avery Nolan promised six-year-old Bay one thing - she’d bring his father home to him. That, however, was harder to accomplish than she’d thought. When Bay is abducted by his grandfather and taken to the Greensward, Avery now has two people depending on her, but she’s unable to find a way into the illusive land and no one seems able to help. Until a visit to her mother provides her with a cryptic message, “Find the rainbow people.” Avery has no idea what this means, but ICE agent Graham Braddock does and he thinks he may have found a portal into the Greensward.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The adventure continues.... and so do the laughs!

  • By A D. on 11-09-18

The adventure continues.... and so do the laughs!

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

The Avery Nolan adventure continues.... but before anything else, if you haven't read or listened to the previous two books first, I recommend you do so. It is worth it. The books in this series are definitely connected.

I am addicted to Avery's story. The book is full of twists and turns, fabulously quirky characters, funny moments and adventure. In this book Avery is fighting to get back her new family from the Frostfeld. She seems surprisingly normal with her teaching career in a small community. Meanwhile she is struggling against magical "giants" from another dimension.

I thoroughly recommend this series. It is so easy to commit to the characters and the story. Additionally, Kelley Hazen really picks up on the subtle nuances and brings the story to life with her performance. This audiobook has your attention from start to finish!

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