Audiobook Review: Trail of Secrets by Laura Wolfe

Trail of Secrets (Dark Horse, Book One)Trail of Secrets by Laura Wolfe

  • Release Date:03-04-16
  • Publisher: Author Laura Wolfe, LLC
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    AudioBook Review: Take a Load Off, Mona Jamborski by Joanna Franklin Bell

    Take a Load Off, Mona JamborskiTake a Load Off, Mona Jamborski by Joanna Franklin Bell

  • Release Date:01-26-15
  • Publisher: Joanna Franklin Bell
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    Mystery Thriller Week Audio Book Review: Transmission by Ambrose Ibsen

    TransmissionTransmission by Ambrose Ibsen

    • Print Length: 165 pages
    • Publication Date: May 31, 2016
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B01GFH4PWA

     

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    Audiobook Review: Portraits of the Dead, by John Nicholl

    Portraits of the DeadPortraits of the Dead by John Nicholl

  • Paperback: 324 pages
  • Publisher: FeedARead.com (August 19, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1786972670
  • ISBN-13: 978-1786972675
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    AudioBook Review: Tainted Cure by Ashley Fontainne

    • Written by: Ashley Fontainne
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Roberts
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Series: The Rememdium Series, Book 1
    • Unabridged Audiobook
    • Release Date:03-15-16
    • Publisher: RMSW Press

    My Rating:

    Performance: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
    Story: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
    Overall: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    Tainted Cure is book one of The Rememdium Series. It is an exciting intense story about what happens when scientists work on a cure for Addiction and they succeed. The medicine will change the way the brain of an addict functions. So what could go wrong with that? In a word, Everything. There are other interested parties that have their own motives. There are dangerous groups at work. There is government involvement and secrets kept that lead to a catastrophe.

    The story is quite interesting and allows the reader’s mind to wander at these possibilities. The medicine is not innocuous. It is causing people to do things that they should not be doing, such as living after death. And crave human flesh. Oh yes, this book has zombies. Lots of aggressive human seeking zombies. The government has gotten involved and there is worldwide chaos.

    So let me say this about the Audiobook. I loved the narration. The narrator, Rebecca Roberts, did excellent voices that kept all the characters clear in my mind. I could recognize right away who was speaking. It was great.

    This is my first zombie book. I did not expect it to hold my interest as it did. It was really a good story. Ashley Fontainne made it easy to understand what was going on. Not always the case with scientific jargon and theme. Even with all the exploding heads and gray​ matter oozing, I enjoyed it. So I might have been a little afraid of the Dystopian genre before, but I admit that now I am game to try it again.

    My Recommendation:

    If you have never tried Dystopian, then this would be an excellent book to begin with. The characters are realistic and you come to know them very well. You see the good and the bad of them. This is an amazing story that will make you question which is worse, the addiction or the cure.

    Where to Find Tainted Cure:

    This book is available in paperback, aidiobook, Kindle and Nook by clicking the links below.
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    Audiobook Review: Children to the Slaughter by A.I. Nasser

    Children To The Slaughter (Slaughter #1)Children To The Slaughter by A.I. Nasser

  • Listening Length: 6 hours and 3 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: ScareStreet.com
  • Audible.com Release Date: July 21, 2016
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01IRTINT0
  • Genre: Horror
  • My Rating:

    Performance: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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    The Book Blurb:

    Melington has changed.

    There is an evil lurking in the darkness, under the beds and behind closet doors. It seeks vengeance and retribution and will not be denied.

    No one knows this more than Alan Carter. Returning to his hometown after a twenty-year absence, he is resolute in uncovering the truth behind his sister’s abduction and the strange disappearance of children. Joined by his childhood friend, Alan finds himself thrown into the middle of a conspiracy led by the town Council as it desperately tries to hide its secrets from the world.

    No child is safe in Melington, and Alan Carter needs to stop the curse that has haunted his hometown for generations. But as Alan’s brushes with death become more frequent, he finds himself running out of luck.

    My Review:

    Children to the Slaughter was a creepy and interesting audiobook. With children leaving town on more than natural occasions the town has always had a history of a quick turnover in families.

    When Alan Carter comes back to Melington, he keeps his cards close to his vest as he tries to figure out exactly what is going on here. His own little sister disappeared when she was little. The only witness was Alan. He never forgot the hand that pulled her down into the sandbox. His family left the town directly after her disappearance. After twenty years he returns.

    Bits and pieces wiggle and meld themselves into a very intricate plot. Debra the best friend of Alan from when they were both children is surprised to see him return. She has no clue he has more reasons than just to work. The fear that comes through in the scenes with Alan and Debra are chilling. The lack of the bigger picture keeps many of the people in the town in the dark. No one knows who is in on the disappearances and who isn’t.

    Alan’s conspiracy theory hits Debra hard and she turns away from him. There are too many strange occurrences of missing children for decades.

    The story is riveting. The narration is eerily wonderful.This is not my first book narrated by Jack Urry and I can admit, I am a fan. His voice lends itself to this type​ of genre in a way that is hard to define unless you have heard it. The voices that Jake Urry presents bring a very emotional response to the tension-filled words that A.I. Nasser writes.

    My Recommendation:

    If you love a good horror story, with hands in the dark, closet doorknobs turning in the night, and missing children, you are going to love this book. I imagine reading it would give as many chills, but if you want the full effect, get the Audiobook. It is completely chilling. On the Audiobook you are given a sneak peak into the next book in the series. It is a nice bonus. It is going to be good. I hope it is narrated by Jack Urry as well. He is perfection for this story type.

    Where to Find: Children to the Slaughter:


    The book is available in eBook, Audiobook, and Paperback by clicking the links below.

    AudioBook Review: The Lonesome Dead by Ambrose Ibsen

  • Listening Length: 3 hours and 31 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Audible.com Release Date: July 13, 2016
  • Genre: Horror
  • My Rating:

    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    The Book Blurb:

    “Don’t look out towards Knob Island at night.” That was the warning Douglas’ grandfather gave him as a boy. Now returning to the shores of Lake Manuxet as a grown man, with his twin sister and their ailing grandmother in tow for a final, nostalgic visit, Douglas begins to experience frightful things in his cherished childhood vacation spot.

    Just what is it that claws its way out of the lake each night, only to approach their cabin? What mysteries does the remote lake hold? Are the horrors Douglas experiences genuine, or is he simply inheriting the madness that seems to run in his family? What is the true nature of the cryptic warning his grandfather gave him so many years ago about the small island at the center of Lake Manuxet?

    What begins as a sentimental pilgrimage to a once-enjoyable vacation spot rapidly deteriorates into a fight for survival and sanity.

    The Lonesome Dead is a standalone novel of supernatural suspense and terror by Ambrose Ibsen.

    My Review:

    The Lonesome Dead had a good mysterious ghostly story. I found the pace a little slow for me and the needless details a bit cumbersome. The end was one hundred times better than the first half. I felt I was walking through mud to get to the good stuff. When the good stuff arrived, It was scary, I was happy and ready for it.

    The writing is, of course, good, in depth and almost too descriptive. I mean, for goodness sakes, we even went to the bathroom with Douglas. I liked the ghostly aspects more than the other ramblings of the main character, Douglas.

    I am glad I listened to the audiobook, I just would have cut out a few of the extra details like the naming of the fish in the lake. It was just a little too wordy for me. The action was not as in-depth​ as the descriptions of the surrounding terrain.

    The narration was very well done. The narrator, Gary Tiedemann had an expressive voice that led to a greater feeling of fear when that portion of the story came up. I think if you like the descriptiveness of say, Stephen King, you might really enjoy this.

    I am giving four hearts, due to the ending, the twists at the end, and the narration. If the ending had not been so intriguing​ I would have ​stopped at the three stars. It is worth giving a listen to.

    Recommendation

    If you love a good ghost, horror story, this would be a good choice. I have trouble with overly wordy books like Stephen King puts out. That is a personal opinion and I did not take away on the rating for that. It was just not as good as the other books I have read by Ambrose Ibsen.

    Where to Find The Lonesome Dead: