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  • Remnants

  • A Golden Beach Novel
  • By: Kim Loraine
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Lacy Laurel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Fire captain Carson Sullivan swore off love long ago. After the love of his life broke his heart and left him, he gave up on the idea of commitment and settled for the playboy lifestyle. He’s a devoted son, a loyal friend, and a dedicated firefighter. That’s all he needs. Until the one woman with the power to light a fire in his heart walks back into his life bringing with her the memories of heartache he thought he'd buried.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Remnants

  • By blue_river @AudiobookObsession on 01-03-19

Sweetly Sappy

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

Reviewed: 28-02-19

Sloan struggles with emotions as she moves into her grandfather's house. He left it to her when she passed away. Moving into his house will force her to face a past she ran away from. Sully couldn't believe that Sloan had returned after all this time. He holds many emotions and resentments about their relationship. So does she. I really enjoyed this book. It was very sweet and very sappy. I felt connected to the characters in the book. Especially one that I won't talk about because bringing him up will create a lot of spoiler type content in my review. I try to keep spoilers out. It's definitely a feel good type of book. I didn't realize this was the sixth book in a series until after I'd started the book. I'll have to track down the first five. The only thing I really had an issue with was that most of the time the secondary characters were more in the background than anything. I feel like they should have been in the story a bit more. I also feel like there were scenes in the book that could have been drawn out a bit more. There were others that could have been explained better too. All in all this was a beautiful story. It was very sweet and frustrating. It's a story that brings hope and warm feelings. It's just an amazing story. I loved it. I fully recommend.

  • Fragile Facade

  • Blind Barriers Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Sophie Davis
  • Narrated by: Sarah Puckett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

When Raven Ferragamo finds a stranger’s diary, she has no idea it will catapult her into the mystery of diamond heiress Lark Kingsley’s disappearance. But Raven soon learns that Lark knew what was coming, and there was much more to her disappearance than the news headlines show. The more she discovers, the more Raven realizes that she and the girl born into Manhattan society aren’t so different after all. Now Raven can’t walk away from Lark’s pleas for help. But the deeper she goes, the more Raven realizes that she may end up ensnared in the dark secrets she seeks to unearth....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • this does end in a cliffhanger, BUT WHAT A STORY!!

  • By Mari Garcia on 14-03-19

I WANT MORE

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

Reviewed: 24-02-19

Raven stumbles upon a missing girl and a mystery when she agrees to move into an apartment while the original person is traveling abroad. She discovers that the girl's disappearance may have been more dark than anybody realizes. The more she searches the clues the further involved she gets. I loved this book. The further into it I read the more I wanted to. I loved the fact that this story was told in both perspectives. It added mystery and intrigue to the story. I am totally hooked on the characters and need to be all about their lives more right now! I couldn't get enough. I have too many questions that need answers. Normally, I'd go on about the things I didn't like. However, I loved everything about it. So, I'll just take the time to gush over the narrator. This is not the first book I've heard Sarah Puckett narrate. Oh my goodness is she talented! She brings the characters to life of all stories she narrates! I fully recommend her! This book was amazing, but it's got a cliff hanger. I fully recommend having the second book handy to delve right into. I wish I had it so I could just start immediately on it. I will find a way to get my hands on it and devour it! This has been an amazing book and I'm glad I read it!

  • The Cabin

  • By: Sky Corgan
  • Narrated by: Sophie James
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

It’s every girl’s dream, getting rescued by a handsome stranger. When I woke up and saw Kit Green standing over me, I thought he was an angel. I didn’t see the dark wings. What is he doing out here all alone? I don’t question it at first. I’m too busy being blinded by intrigue and desire. If it weren’t for him, I’d be dead. I want to repay him with my body. But things quickly begin to not add up. This cabin is full of secrets. It’s cold outside, but I’m starting to think he came out here to burn for his sins. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Rescuing each other.

  • By Garden girl on 08-03-19

So Sweet

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

Reviewed: 22-02-19

Kit carries the weight of the world on his shoulders. He was a medic in the army and watched many soldiers die on his watch. Including his brother. He blames himself and the guilt of their deaths and his responsibility weighs down on him every day. He has nightmares every single night. He had his mind is made up to kill himself. He's all set to do it and then he hears a woman in danger. He acts on instinct and saves her. Meeting her changes everything for him. This was a very beautiful story. I think the author portrayed a PTSD victim very well. I love that she even gave some background information about the disease for readers who may not be aware of it. She didn't even sugar coat the horror behind it. She left it raw for the readers to see and feel. It made me love the story that much more. I didn't really care for the "insta love" thing, but that's just my personal opinion. I can say this story makes me believe in fate. Clearly he was meant to rescue her. And by rescuing her, he was clearly meant to rescue himself as well. The other problem I had with this story was that it just wasn't long enough. I say that a lot though. And again, I realize this is just my personal opinion. Overall, I enjoyed this story very much. It gives hope and positivy to a world that's so dark and depressing. It's a feel good story that I would read again and again. I definitely recommend this book. I'm glad I stumbled across it. It's definitely worth the read.

  • Asher Black

  • The Five Syndicates, Book 1
  • By: Parker S. Huntington
  • Narrated by: Lacy Laurel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

He was supposed to kill me. I had done the unthinkable. I called the cops on him, on his family, but he let me live. We became friends, and then...we fell in love. Lucy Ives is a foster kid, running from her turbulent past. On her first night in New York City, she accidentally calls the cops on the mafia. But when their fixer comes to kill her, he ends up sparing her life in exchange for a favor - be his fake fiancé or die.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very funny and unique

  • By Melinda K. Glass on 05-01-19

Not What I Expected

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

Reviewed: 18-02-19

Lucy is just a normal college girl who is studying and trying to make a future for herself. Until she witnesses something and reports it to the police not knowing she is dealing with a known mob member. He would have killed her for it, but instead he offers her a deal that she can't refuse. I really enjoyed this story far more than I thought I would. Especially with the way the beginning started. I won't divulge what I'm speaking of because I firmly believe in letting the people read the books themselves. Let's just say It made me think that the story was going to go a certain way. I kept reading and I'm glad I did. My thoughts on where it would go were so wrong. I can't really say that I see anything wrong with this book. I would have liked to see some chapters from Asher's point of view just because. I think I'd of also liked more information on what happened to certain characters at the end of the book. I also wish it had been a little longer. This has been a very uniquely told story. I am impressed with how the author could take a very popular topic and genre and make it entirely their own. The narrator did a fantastic job as well. I fully recommend this book. Be prepared to be engrossed fully. I read the first half in one sitting!

  • Twisted Fate

  • Twisted World, Volume 3
  • By: Kate L. Mary
  • Narrated by: Heather Firth
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

The world Megan James thought she knew has been slowly unraveling. Her father disappeared and was presumed dead, her mother's sanity started to slip away, and the safe world she'd always thought she was living in slowly began to reveal its very dark and twisted depths. With the discovery that both her father and long-lost uncle, Angus James, were alive, Meg thought she'd finally learned all the secrets New Atlanta and the CDC had to offer, but she soon discovers the surprises have barely begun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Roller Coaster Grand Finale!!

  • By bluepits73 on 23-03-19

Lovely

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

Reviewed: 14-02-19

Meg and her family have managed to flee from the controlling Stars. They formulate a plan to go back and rescue those left. Everybody is shocked when Stark decides to release Donaghy, but they quickly learn the twisted reason why he did. I never thought I would get so emotionally invested in an apocalyptic novel. I mean I enjoy them. I enjoy the outside the box universes. However, this is the first one that I have ever been fully emotionally invested in. I loved the characters. I loved the story. I loved the way the author tied this all together. The only thing I didn't like about the book is a certain part they left open. I won't divulge it because I don't want to spoil the book. But it leads a lot of questions. Is this lose thread open for interpretation? Is it the beginning of another series? Will we have to find out which is which? How long will it be until we do? I fully recommend this series/trilogy. It was very amazing. The author turned a zombie novel into something very unique and refreshing. I never really thought I'd enjoy a zombie novel, but here I am gushing over this one! I can't wait to read more by this author.

  • Twisted Memories

  • Twisted, Book Two
  • By: Kate L. Mary
  • Narrated by: Heather Firth
  • 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

Twenty years ago, Angus James woke to find himself in a sterile room. On the other side of the locked door, doctors worked to manipulate a virus, using him as their ultimate pin cushion. He was supposed to be dead - and there were moments over the next two decades when he wished he was.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • History Revealed!

  • By bluepits73 on 26-02-19

I'm Hooked

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

Reviewed: 11-02-19

Angus is locked in CDC against his will. He is immune to the virus that has taken over the world and the doctors at CDC want to know why. They want to see if they can use the immunity to their advantage They are developing something that nobody will ever see coming. I have to be honest. When I first started this book, I was annoyed. I didn't understand why we were starting from the beginning. I felt like it was a waste of time. Then I got invested in it. I realized that this book subtly feels holes in the first story that only flash backs would fill. It answered questions that could not have been answered any other way. There was nothing I didn't like about this book. Unless you count on my emotions being thrown from one end of the spectrum to the other. There were things I'd wish had been explained a little better, but they were minor. Maybe some time gaps could have been pronounced a little better too, but nothing major. I fully recommend this book. I recommend reading the first book first. Probably even the novella as well. I can't believe how invested I've become in a trend I always thought a little too repulsive. Maybe it's because it's spun under a different light. Either way, I'm enjoying it and can't wait to read the rest of the books.

  • Twisted Mind

  • A Broken World Novella
  • By: Kate L. Mary
  • Narrated by: Heather Firth
  • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Born at the beginning of the zombie apocalypse to the head of the CDC and the leader of the new world, Jackson Star has always known that he would one day rule. But as Jackson and his father creep closer to achieving their goals, things slowly begin to unravel. 

Twisted Mind is a dark and disturbing look into Jackson’s brain, and the inner-workings of the CDC. It will give readers a glimpse of the future, as well as answer questions that have plagued us from the very beginning of the Broken World series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Adds to the Series!

  • By bluepits73 on 22-02-19

Whoa

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

Reviewed: 05-02-19

This is basically a long summary of the first book from Jackson's point of view. The reader gets to spend some time in Jackson's mind and see how things looked from his point of view. They get to find out just how he was able to come across the info he'd come across through the story. It's always nice to see a story from another point of view. More authors should do things like this now and then. I was curious on how Jackson was finding out the things he was finding out through the first book. This book sheds light on that. This book also sheds light on how dark Jackson really was. He was very twisted and terrifying. I don't know how I'd of liked being around someone like him. Can't say I really disliked anything about this book. If I hadn't liked the series before, I definitely do now. This book gave the story an even darker edge than it originally had, and that says a lot. The story was pretty dark on it's own without realizing just how twisted Jackson was. I definitely recommend this book. I recommend the first book as well. Even though I haven't read the other books yet, I fully recommend them as well. I'm very convinced that I'm going to be as in love with those books as I have been with these two.

  • Twisted World: A Broken World Novel

  • Twisted, Book 1
  • By: Kate L. Mary
  • Narrated by: Heather Firth
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Twenty years ago, a deadly virus swept the globe, ravaging the population. People died and came back as monsters, and through the tragedy that rocked the world, survivors were born. Megan James is the product of survivors. Her parents crossed hundreds of miles of dangerous countryside to reach Atlanta and the promise of a real future. Now, two decades later, Meg is facing a crisis of her own. Her father has vanished and is presumed dead, and her mom is teetering on the edge of insanity, but all Meg really wants is to return to the safe world she always thought she was living in.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Can’t wait to see what happens next!

  • By SairaM on 04-03-19

I'm Speechless

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

Reviewed: 04-02-19

Meg has learned to live in a world forever altered by a virus that turned many people into horrible monsters. She has lost many people in life and now she may be losing her mother too. Her mother seems to be losing touch with reality more and more each day. Donaghy is a prisoner. He was arrested for defending his sister by almost killing the person who attacked her. He's accepted his fate as being forced to live his life fighting zombies for other's entertainment until he meets Meg. I have never really been a fan of the Zombie fanatics. I won't go as far as to say I hate it. I don't. It has just never been my thing. I don't see it as something that would really interest me. And yet here I am gushing over this book. Here I am looking to find a way to get the next book! It's amazing. I love it and can't wait to see where it goes from here. There's only one real big issue I had with this story. There was a smoker in the story. How do I know this? Because every time she was in the narration and that she was spoken it was brought up. A lot. In a very negative way. I get that smoking is bad. I get what smoking does to you. I quit smoking. But the very opinionated descriptions of the smoking got very redundant and annoying very quickly. This was over all a very good story. I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. Especially with my stance on Zombie movies and books. It had a very unique twist to it that I enjoyed a lot. I can't wait to read the rest of the series. It's amazing!

  • Ascension: Volume I, Part II

  • The Ascension Series
  • By: Yolanda Hatcher
  • Narrated by: Jason Clarke, Amanda Leigh, Samara Naeymi, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Parker Stevens is not who he thought he was. He's Cassien Alaris, Prince of the Dark Court. He's stronger, faster, and darker. And he embraces it. Even if accepting who he is means losing the one he loves. The Darkness is more tempting. Luna Ainsworth has a responsibility to save her people. Her life was never her own. She knows who she is and what she must do. Her role comes with certain sacrifices. As Queen of the Elite Light Tylwyth Teg, she must defeat Darkness, even if it means losing a part of her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG WOW I don't want this series to stop!

  • By Tasha Barefield on 19-02-19

Mind Blown

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

Reviewed: 30-01-19

Cass has fully embraced darkness devastating everybody around him. It seems a lot of people are changing from dark to light or vice versa. Everybody is struggling to find a way to stand together and prepare for war. Cass is too angry to even try to cooperate. His mate chose another over him and because of it he embraces darkness more and more each day. Saying that the contents of this book didn't shock me would be a complete lie. I was taken for multiple rides. I won't get into specifics because I feel I already spoiled too much of this book as it is. I just want to make it a point to say that I couldn't predict anything that happened in this book. Surely this can't be the final book. Surely there are more. This book has me baffled! I can't think of anything I didn't like about the story. The narrators did a terrific job. I am amazed that they did an even better performance on this book than they did the first one. It does seem like a lot more action and story happen in this book though. I guess my only complaint is that it didn't last long enough for me. I fully recommend this book. I strongly encourage reading the first book though. It would help clarify a lot of references that happen in t his book. Be prepared to hit a lot of twists and turns and be shocked through the journey. I never thought I'd enjoy twists as much as I did with this book! Can't wait to read more!

  • From the Deeps

  • Seven Wardens Series, Book 1
  • By: Laura Greenwood, Skye MacKinnon
  • Narrated by: Angus Yellowlees
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Macey is really quite ordinary, if you ignore that she's a kelpie princess living on land. Still, her life is boring until she gets kidnapped by a man who doesn't quite know why he kidnapped her. Try and figure that one out. Thankfully, he and his two companions are prepared to help her find out why she can't return to Earth from their house in the Mists. Now the only problem is that Macey keeps getting distracted by the three mysterious and very sexy men....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magical!

  • By Marie Palmer on 14-12-18

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 28-01-19

Macey wants to be on land. In order to do so, she has to allow her powers to be locked and her brothers to come with her. While coping with this and adjusting to life on land, something happens and life as she knows it is forever altered. She discovers that she is one of the seven elementals chosen to keep the world from being destroyed.

I actually didn't hate this book. I really enjoyed it actually. I have read previous books by Skye MacKinnon and I enjoyed those very much as well. I'm not going to lie, I enjoyed them a bit more than I did this one, but I'm not here to talk about those books. I'm here to talk about this one. While I enjoyed the book very much, I have a feeling that I will not be rushing to read the rest of the series. I will probably wind up rereading this book when I do get around to reading the rest of the series though.

My biggest issue with this book was Macey. I didn't really care for her personality. I'm really hoping that this is one of those cases that she winds up having a major personality growth through the series. If not, I do not think that I will be able to stand the rest of the series. I did see potential for that happening towards the end of the book at least. Another complaint I have about the book is the instant sexual attraction thing. It's just not very realistic in my opinion. That doesn't really deter me from reading this series though.

I do recommend this book. If the reader is a fan of fantasy and end of the world type novels, this is a very ideal book for them. I do need to stress the importance that this book is very heavy with adult content and some children should probably avoid reading this material. Other than the two main issues I pointed out, I enjoyed this story very much and I do look forward to reading the rest of the series when I'm able to.