Sunday, March 26, 2017

Solomon Scroll The Project Book 10 (ADULT AUDIO)

Why does the Project Team always get the whack jobs?  This time it's some guy who thinks he is the last high priest and he wants the Solomon Scrolls for the power he thinks it will give him.  Meanwhile, countries are arguing over sacred sites they didn't know existed, the team gets shot at and looses a member, and there are bombs going off.  For once  this isn't even a normal day for the team of the Project not even close.  This action packed thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time as Alex Lukeman comes out with guns blazing in this the tenth book of the Project series and he never backs down.  Audiobook narrator Jack de Golia makes sure you feel like you are part of the team and the Project world, as his wonderful voice and art of storytelling can transform a simple drive home in your Honda into a tactical drive in a Hummer while being fired at.  Mr. de Golia makes these books so much more fun if you have not tried them you are missing out. 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Paralyzed a Tale of Secrets: Vagabond Circus Book 2 (ADULT AUDIO)

When the worst happens to Vagabond Circus, Zuma and Finley must try and put the pieces back together.  Paralyzed is a book that strips all the pieces of their illusions away and shows you what a harsh world these performers have always lived in and what Dr. Dave Raydon always tried to protect them from, people like Charles Knight.  But Paralyzed will also show you the love and caring this family has for one another, a love story? Maybe, in a sense, but filled with action, suspense, and leave you ready for book 3, Released.
Narrator Steve Barnes in the audiobook, transforms the whole story so you feel like you are there and a part of the circus, he has a way of making you feel the part, sad, when you should be,  ready to help when Zuma or Jack need it, and always on the edge of your seat.  Mr. Barnes is really a very talented storyteller, and not one to be missed, I will be waiting for Released in audio.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

BANG (YA)



Ten years ago Sebastian did something he can’t forgive himself for, it was so horrible that while his only friend is away for the summer Sebastian plans on letting his dark side take over and take away his pain forever.  But then enters a girl, Aneesa, what does that do to his summer plans?
Bang is a wonderful book, it gives you a glimpse into the mind of a person in constant pain, a person that cannot find a way to ease this awful pain in anyway.  This book is about Sebastian a fictional character with a fictional pain, however this could easily be about any number of real people with real pain just look at projectsemicolon.org.  I don’t want to give anything away but this is an awesome book by author Barry Lyga and well worth the read, it brings real world headlines into a fictional storyline in a seamless way.

Monday, March 20, 2017

It's A Bad Bad Bad Bad World (ADULT AUDIO)

Pawn store guy, junkies, assassin nun, crooked cop, serial killer porn couple, occult weirdo, a Rhodesian, and more.  All willing to kill each other and more to get these two swords that may or may not be the fountain of youth.  My favorite is the assassin nun, Sister Michelle, you got to love Kevlar vestments.  But there are no good guys in this book they are all bad it is just which is not as bad as the rest. 
This book is definitely filled with a ton of action and suspense.  Every time you think you have this story figured out the author calls squirrel and takes you off on a different and wonderful direction, it really keeps you on your toes.  All of his character are well put together and you will find something to like even in the ones you don't like.
Audiobook narrator Fred Wolinsky takes this book and makes each and every character different and unique.  He gives them different voices and different attitudes, Mr. Wolinsky makes you feel as if you are there in the story either helping your favorite character and hindering his enemies, but you are there with them in the story, seeing, hearing, feeling, everything and that makes for a awesome performance.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Duality Bridge Singularity 2 (YA AUDIO)

Eli, is now a face of the resistance whether he wants to be or not.  His fugue state is also changing it is taking him deeper and for longer.  It is showing him so much more not just how to paint anymore, and he doesn't know who he can trust to talk about this with, it seems everyone has their own agenda when it comes to him.  This is another wonderful action packed, suspenseful book set in the future where the Ascenders  (human/machine hybrids) are the powerful, the revered, the feared, and the pitied (at least by some like Eli).  Is Eli the coming bridge or not, that is the huge question that both the resistance and the Ascenders want to know now, and will go to great lengths to find out.
I have been fan of Ms. Quinn's books for a long time and that hasn't changed with this book, it was awesome.  Audiobook narrator Nick Podehl made this world even better by lending his voice (or maybe I should say voices) to this awesome book and ascending the listener to another level, if you are a audiobook listener like me than this is one you will not want to miss Mr. Podehl is wonderful performance, somehow I missed the first book and will have to go back and find that one so I can listen to this one again, it is that good.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Dragonwatch (MG)

Kendra, Seth and all of their friends are back (and we meet new ones as well) and this time it is the dragons that are causing all of the problems.  It seems that Kendra and Seth are needed at another preserve, Wyrmroost.  Can the two keep it together and save the preserve and calm the dragons, or will Seth's antics leave his sister staring the dragons down on her own?
If you loved Fablehaven you are in for a treat, it is as if you never left, this is the story continued, and it is wonderful.  Action, suspense, twists and turns, and don't for get the satyrs, yep they are back as well and helping Seth at every turn. The book is totally awesome and not to be missed by fans of Brandon Mull's Fablehaven world, we only hope he doesn't make us wait to awful long for the next one.

MAX (YA)

This is a very interesting historical fiction book set in Nazi Germany.  The Lebensborn Program is going strong and women are selected by their Aryan features and linage, to reproduce.  The babies are taken away from their mothers soon after birth and raised basically by the Nazi party, Max often says his mother is Germany and his father is the Fuhrer.  You first meet Max before he is born, because he doesn't want to be born yet, it is only April 19th, he wants to be the first to be born on April 20th, so he and the Fuhrer can have the same birthday, he makes it.  As Max grows older he becomes for the most part, the poster child for the Nazi party, but not everything goes exactly as planned.  This book was a bit slow in the beginning but than it exploded as Max did with growth.  The story and the historical information starts moving at warp speed and wow, what a book  it is.