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  • The Forsaken

  • Echoes from the Past, Book 4
  • By: Irina Shapiro
  • Narrated by: Wendy Wolfson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

When skeletal remains are unearthed at her husband’s ancestral home, Dr. Quinn Allenby must use her psychic gift to discover what led to Gabe's ancestor's secret burial in an unmarked grave. As Quinn bridges the centuries with the help of a warrior's sword and an amber rosary buried with the skeleton, she stumbles upon a secret about her own past that will cast a new light on everything she's been told about her birth and set her on a quest to discover the truth.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A discovery of a personal nature

  • By Placid on 24-04-19

A discovery of a personal nature

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

Reviewed: 24-04-19

This is a story where Quinn discovers a great deal about her own personal past. The book delves into the past of not only herself but of her husband.

The book does a great job of turning archeology into a story that can be played out. There is never a dull moment and you always want the story to go on.

The narration of the book is great.

This book was provided free of charge withh the expectation of an honest review.

  • The Lovers

  • Echoes from the Past, Book 1
  • By: Irina Shapiro
  • Narrated by: Wendy Wolfson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21

When Elise de Lesseps is sold in marriage to Lord Edward Asher, she resolves to be an obedient and dutiful wife, until, on their wedding night, she finds out exactly what her husband has in store for her. His request leaves her feeling shocked and humiliated, but being his chattel, she has no right to refuse. The consequences of that night seal Elise's fate and set her on a path that will lead to heartbreak and tragedy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A rude awakening

  • By Placid on 24-04-19

A rude awakening

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

Reviewed: 24-04-19

Dr. Quinn must solve a mystery based on a skeletal remains that have been found. It turns into a story of a woman sold into marriage and her murder after the husband finds she has become involved with someone else.

This is a story full of excitement and revenge. It is well done and never boring.

The narration is good.

This book was provided free of charge with the expectation of an honest review.

  • The Raven's Curse

  • The Sorcerer's Saga, Book 3
  • By: Rain Oxford
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

Ayden Dracre, the youngest son in a family of notorious sorcerers, is successfully developing his reputation as a curse breaker. Maybe too successfully. Unfortunately, the Dracre name is not easy to escape. When Dessa warns Ayden that his mother is after him and others like him, he will have to go on his toughest quest yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Completely captivating

  • By Placid on 16-04-19

Completely captivating

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

Reviewed: 16-04-19

This is the third book of The Sorcerer's Saga. It involves the sorcerer and his quest to save others like himself before his mother can kill them and steal their magic. It involves may twist as he finds that not everything is as it appears and he must overcome his fears and doubts within before he can conquer the problems outside himself. This leads him to make many discoveries as well as fall into may traps set by his mother.

This book leaves you wondering throughout and you never guess how it is going to turn out. The book is solidly written.

The narration is superb as always. The narrator has excellent control of the voices of the many characters and does an outstanding job with the many situations where emotion is shown.

This book was provided free of charge with the expectation of an honest review.

  • The Wizard's Secret

  • The Sorcerer's Saga, Book 2
  • By: Rain Oxford
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

Ayden Dracre, the youngest son in a family of notorious sorcerers, is content with his magical studies until Merlin leaves Caldaca in order to find a way to break his curse. While waiting for Merlin's return, Ayden makes a mistake that causes him to question his magic. He soon discovers both his aunt and Merlin are in danger, and in order to save them, Ayden is pushed further than ever before. With two powerful enemies and a dark presence haunting him, Ayden will have to be very careful about who he trusts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Full of excitement

  • By Placid on 14-04-19

Full of excitement

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

Reviewed: 14-04-19

This is the second book in The Sorcerer's Saga. Our young sorcerer continues to go through the motions of learning magic without being able to determine what he actually wants to be or accept what he is. This leads him into many dangerous situations. He is still having a hard time accepting that sometimes others will have to be hurt in order to prevent even more injury.

The book is well told and well written. It makes you want to continue so that you can complete the series. The only fault is that the hero is not willing to do anything that may harm others even if it involves him being injured. The narration is outstanding. The narrator has a wide range of voices for characters that make them easy to distinguish.

This book was provided free of charge with the expectation of an honest review.

  • The Sorcerer's Quest

  • The Sorcerer's Saga, Book 1
  • By: Rain Oxford
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

It's not easy being the youngest of seven sons in a family of notorious sorcerers, especially for Ayden Dracre. In a world where sorcerers only practice dark magic and wizards only practice light magic, Ayden has a problem; he is very bad at being bad. Try as he might, all of his spells to cause mayhem go awry. When he finds out that his family has had enough of his mistakes, he decides to take destiny into his own hands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining first book of series

  • By Placid on 13-04-19

Entertaining first book of series

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

Reviewed: 13-04-19

This book covers the development of a young man who is trying to prove himself a sorcerer to please his family. What he finds is that he is neither a wizard nor a sorcerer but something entirely different.

The book develops the characters well as the young boy meets new people and has to learn to accept himself for what he is.

This book was narrated well with superb control of character voices and emotion.

This book was provided free of charge with the expectation of an honest review.

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  • The Lazarus Protocol

  • A Mitch Herron Action Thriller (Mitch Herron, Book 3)
  • By: Steve P. Vincent
  • Narrated by: Tom Jordan
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Mitch Herron thought he’d destroyed the Enclave’s leaders, who had no qualm sending their contract killers after innocents. But only hours after the victory that cost him so much, Herron finds out some enemies just don’t stay dead. The Master is alive, and he has his sights locked on Herron.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mitch Herron #3

  • By ZOE R on 01-11-18

Just too short

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

Reviewed: 25-03-19

This book ends up the series. It involves a desperate attempt to reestablish the enclave and Mitch must attempt to make a final strike before it can be reestablished. He is double crossed when he is ambushed and must do everything possible to survive.

This book and series has been exciting from beginning to end. The narration was good and the story tight.

This book was provided free of charge with the expectation of an honest review.

  • The Springthorpe Agenda

  • By: Dale Ripley
  • Narrated by: David Wolfson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 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

Mark Hogarth, a New York newspaper editor, receives a text stating his father has died. Mark books the next flight to San Francisco to pick up his father's belongings from Springthorpe Manor, an old red-brick retirement home sitting high on a hill. As Mark sorts through his father's possessions, he discovers cryptic notes in his father's journal that suggest foul play. Mark becomes convinced his father may still be alive, even after Heath Dole, the director of Springthorpe, hands him a black urn containing his father's ashes and assures Mark that Ralph Hogarth has indeed passed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Different

  • By Placid on 25-03-19

Different

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

Reviewed: 25-03-19

This book involves a family who have become the victims of an unscrupulous researcher who is searching for a cure to dementia. The main characters Mark (the son of a couple in the facility) and Sarah (a nurse there) involve their effort to uncover what is going on and rescue the victims of the researcher.

There are many other players who have become ensnared in this undertaking as well. Each of their parts plays out without you knowing how it will end until it does.

The story is a different approach but very good. The parts fit together well. The narration is outstanding.

This book was given free of charge with the expectation of an honest review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • An American Family

  • An American Family Series, Book 1
  • By: Jackson Baer
  • Narrated by: Dan Carroll
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Isaac learns that his wife's disappearance is the ninth in a string of similar cases. In the wake of this news, he struggles to cope, to be a good father to his daughter and college-bound son, and to reclaim something of an ordinary life even as he conceals his troubled past. After the FBI makes an arrest, and his wife is presumed dead, Isaac begins to move on. Yet will his secrets catch up with him? Has he conquered his vices for good? And what of the FBI's theory that the case isn't completely resolved, after all?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mystery but not

  • By Placid on 24-03-19

Mystery but not

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

Reviewed: 24-03-19

This book was about a family that had the mother vanish and the father so locked up with his own issues that he could barely function. The premise was decent but the execution lacked a little.

The narration was OK but not stellar.

This book was provided free of charge in expectation of an honest review.

  • Radioactive Evolution

  • A Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic Adventure
  • By: Richard Hummel
  • Narrated by: Armen Taylor, Anneliese Rennie
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Jared Cartwright grew up in a loving, caring community, completely isolated from the horrors of the outside world. When tragedy leaves him alone and untethered, Jared sets out to explore the unknown; a world where twisted, scarred creatures roam an earth ravaged by nuclear war while the rich fled to the skies on floating utopias, escaping destruction and leaving the rest of humanity to die. To face his new reality, Jared must learn to survive in a cold, harsh world. A twist of fate changes Jared's destiny when he discovers dragons are real.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Radioactive Evolution

  • By Zoe on 26-03-19

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 22-03-19

This is the story of a future following nuclear devastation with a few elite on a protected island dominating the survivors who attempt to survive on the mainland. It is a world of mutated animals and radioactivity in which people scavenge to obtain what they need.

In the midst of this Jared steals a dragon's egg and becomes bonded with the hatchling. At this point their adventures begin. It is filled with Jared making way too many mistakes and Scarlet having to save him. The narration is mostly excellent except for some of the outburst that are not really needed. While this was not a LitRPG it did exhibit many of the same basic features.

This book was provided free of charge with expectation of an honest review.

  • Secession: Voluntary Deportation

  • Secession Series, Book 1
  • By: Essel Pratt
  • Narrated by: Eric L. Bond
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Upon scripted words of unification, the American president delivers an ultimatum for the citizens of the United States of America. Remain loyal to The Great Experiment that is America or relocate to Texas and Louisiana, former states that President Barry Bigly forced to secede from the Union. The New Sovereign Nation of Texiana begins as a sanctuary for those who predicted President Bigly's tyrannical rule, only to become a desolate wasteland shut off from the rest of the world by a massive border wall.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable exploration of modern political trends

  • By Placid on 15-03-19

Enjoyable exploration of modern political trends

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

Reviewed: 15-03-19

This book envisions a United States where the President separates Texas and Louisiana and removes everyone who disagrees with his interpretation of the constitution and deports everyone to the new area who dos not agree with him. He then builds a guarded wall around the entire area. The main characters in the book are 3 young people 18, 19, 21 who are white, black and Hispanic. Each have their own view of victimhood and must learn to work together to survive when the President orders the area sprayed with a chemical that ether kills or makes people deranged.

The book is great as it is well written. The action is believable and possible. The character flaws and the young people having to grow up quickly is well done. The narration is very good.

This book was provided free of charge in expectation of an honest review.