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review 2016-01-10 01:15
Morningside Fall Legends of the Duskwalker 2 ~Audiobook
Morningside Fall - Jay Posey

Morningside Fall: Legends of the Duskwalker 

• Written by: Jay Posey
• Narrated by: Luke Daniels
• Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
• Series: Legends of the Duskwalker, Book 2
• Unabridged Audiobook
• Release Date:02-24-15
• Publisher: Audible Studios
• Reviewed for Audiobook Reviewer

 

 

 

I am OCD about reading books in order….so I picked up Three to listen to first before starting this Morningside Fall, and I’m still reeling a bit from it, Three was an awesome listen……This second installment….not sure if it because I started it right after the first book and the loss of Three is still so fresh in my mind…but story wise this book was just not as good as the first one. While I really liked Wren in the first book, in this one he was just okay….maybe it is the whole second book syndrome that so many series have……The story seemed to drag quite a bit but did pick up towards the last couple of hours. The story was not bad, just not as good as the first….the characters of Morningside Falls are really what bring this book together and keep you reading/listening…..the world building is great and we find out more about the threat of the Weir….there is not much more I can say without getting spoilery. I’m taking a short break from this so I don’t burn out and will then be jumping into the third book.
As always, Luke Daniels did an amazing job on the narration….he is one of my favorite narrators and the reason I wanted to try this series…..so narration on this is a solid 5 stars.

So go and listen….while not as great as the first book, it is still good and the narration is fabulous...

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review 2015-12-23 06:02
Love Slave for Two ~ Audiobook
Love Slave for Two - Tymber Dalton,Sierra Kline,Siren-BookStrand

 

 

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com

 

I really enjoyed this story, there were parts where Nevvie drove me crazy….like  why she stayed with Alex for so long….I just don’t understand why some people put up with being treated so horribly…..but we do get to see Nevvie grow into a stronger person by the end of the book.  Nevvie and her boy’s are a bit broken and by the end they each play a big part in healing the wounds they each have carried for so long. 

 

Tymber Dalton writes some of the best ménage books I have ever read, for me it is because of her character development, you really get to know the characters in her stories (her Coffeeshop Coven series is one of my favorites)

 

Sierra Kline is a new to me narrator and I thought she did a great job with the voices and the accents for both Tyler and Thomas. I would try other books that she narrates.   

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review 2015-12-18 06:35
Born to Magic: Tales of Nevaeh, Volume I - David Wind,David Wind,Helene McCardle

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• Written by: David Wind
• Narrated by: Helene McCardle
• Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
• Unabridged Audiobook
• Release Date: 09/17/15
• Publisher: David Wind
• Reviewed for AudiobookReviewer.com

 

 

 



This is a post-apocalyptic and a fantasy story all in one. The year is 5271 and the world as we know it has been destroyed by nuclear war and while the human race has survived it is more like medieval times, with castles, keeps, Kings, Queens and High Kings. Men are stronger and women can do magic. The radiation has caused many changes in plants and animals of the world. I’m having a hard time coming up with anything more descriptive without giving spoilers, while a bit frustrating, learning as the characters do makes the story more compelling (at least to me it does).

I enjoyed this story, even though at times it seemed to drag a bit, it kept my interest. The world building was good and you did not have a big info dump at the beginning, information is doled out as the story progresses. While not the same, the theme of this story reminded me a lot of The Golden Compass/His Dark Materials series….different worlds, ages but the theme of Good versus Evil and an young man and woman journeying together to fight it….an oversimplification of the plot but you get the idea. The scary part to me is how this reflects so much of what is going on in the world today. The dark circle wants to conquer and enslave all if Neveah and the Dark Circle of 5271 are from the same terrorist group that launched the nuclear war…they use dark sorceresses to cause strife, disharmony…if they can get the kingdoms of Neveah to go to war with each other, the negative energy from this will make them more powerful.

Helene McCardle does an excellent job narrating, while some of the male characters were not quite as easy to distinguish, all the female characters were very distinct. I do think that this story is one hat would do well as either a graphic novel or just in general a full cast narration.
As usual, the most frustrating part is that the adventure is not yet over but the audio for the next book is not yet available….while I could pick up the e-book, this story really works well as an audio so I will wait to continue until it is out.

Audiobook provided by the Author/Publisher via Audiobook Reviewer for an honest review

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review 2015-11-24 04:32
Criss Cross ~ Audiobook
Criss Cross - Jordan Castillo Price,Gomez Pugh

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  • Written by:Jordan Castillo Price
  • Narrated by:Gomez Pugh
  • Series: PsyCops book 2
  • Length:4 hrs and 9 mins 
  • UnabridgedAudiobook
  • Release Date:11-5-14
  • Publisher:JCP Books LLC

 

 

 

What I am really liking about this series so far is that it covers so many genres…romance, suspense, urban fantasy, paranormal…..you get a bit of everything.  While it was pretty easy to figure out who the bad guy was…..the “why” was not so easy to figure out.   Victors musings were pretty funny and I liked that he seems to be believing in him and Jacob….I can’t wait to see where they go from here.  There were a lot of   great lines but this one just had me cracking up

 

  She slipped a pamphlet into my hands. On the cover was a triangle with a rainbow inside and I nearly spewed the bagel the nurse had given me. How'd she know I was gay? It was the blowjob. They'd found traces of semen in my mouth. Oh god, I was so fired. And then I'd lose my health coverage, and then my liver would explode.

"In addition to changing the meds, you'll have to start watching your diet," she said.

I stared at her.

"The USDA modified the food pyramid to reflect their most recent guidelines," she said, as I scrambled to figure out what my diet had to do with being queer. Chance pointed at the pamphlet. "You'll note there's no donut group. And no coffee group either. Limit coffee to one cup a day. Two, at the most."

I looked down at the pamphlet and read the title. 
My Pyramid Plan : A Guide to Healthy Eating.

 

Gomez Pugh did a great job with the narration an am looking forward to listening to the next one.

 

Audiobook was provided by the Author for an honest review.

 

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review 2015-11-24 04:25
Six of Crows ~ Audiobook
Six of Crows - David LeDoux,Jay Snyder,Roger Clark,Lauren Fortgang,Elizabeth Evans,Leigh Bardugo,Tristan Morris,Audible Studios,Brandon Rubin

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  • Written by:Leigh Bardugo
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder, David Ledoux, Lauren Fortgang, Roger Clark, Elizabeth Evans, Tristan Morris, Brandon Rubin
  • Length:15 hrs and 25 mins 
  • UnabridgedAudiobook
  • Release Date: 09/29/15
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • Reviewed for AudiobookReviewer.com
  • Read between 11/10 – 11/15

 

 

I just finished this and I’m somewhat at a loss for words…..I went into this book only knowing what the blurb said “Six Dangerous Outcasts, One Impossible Heist”, that and a pretty cool cover.  At about 85% in, I almost wanted to just stop because if I did not finish it, it could not be over……but I did finish and now ARRRRGGGG, the second book is not out yet and 2016 seems so far away.  I have been trying to think of a good description of this book  and the one description that was prevalent in the reviews that totally fits is “Oceans 11 meets  Game of Thrones".  This is a pretty spectacular heist.

 

The story is told from 6 POV’s

~ A convict with a thirst for revenge - Matthias
~ A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager - Jesper
~ A runaway with a privileged past - Wylan
~ A spy known as the Wraith - Inej
~ A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums - Nina
~ A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes - Kaz

 

While this many POV’s would normally drive me crazy, it totally worked for this story.   Each POV has a different narrator.  They were all excellent, and brought the characters to life.  I can honestly say that the narration made the book even better.  I loved all of the characters (sometimes it was a love/hate) but I have to say that Kaz and Inej are the two that really stood out to me.

 

This is a YA Fantasy, but I have to say it did not really have that YA feel to me, in fact if it was not for the brief mention of their actual ages periodically throughout the story I would not have thought of the characters as 16, 17, 18ish+.  It is very dark and pretty brutal….there were a few parts that I had to fast forward through because I did not want to see what was happening (unfortunately I was not quick enough when the scene with the removal of the eye happened….shudder).  The lives these six live, and what they have had to survive….there is nothing young about them. There is also a hint at romance, but it is a natural progression and unobtrusive so it fits well in the story without being the main point of the story

 

The world building was amazing, the pace of the story kept me at the edge of my seat.  All the twists, turns, surprises and secrets…I want to describe and talk about so much that happened in this book but I don’t want to spoil it…so go out, get the audio and prepare to be WOWED!

 

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