Audiobook Corner

  • The Mackenzie Dossier (Kendall)The Mackenzie Dossier by John Holt

    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    The Mackenzie Dossier is a Kendall book and just like the others that I have listened to, I liked this one. It’s just a little too political for me though. And in some instances, it felt like I was listening to real-life and intriguing political-related news and gossips.

    The narration was good and it helped enjoy listening to this book.

    For those who like investigative and/or political fictions, this one is highly recommended. Kendall is a funny and entertaining detective.

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  • Interview with Becky Andrews
    Author Becky Andrews

    Author Becky Andrews

    I’m Hearing Stories recently interviewed author, Becky Andrews. Becky is the author of the very inspiring book, Look Up, Move Forward.

    Author Bio:

    Becky Andrews, LCMHC, Author, Marathon Runner, Business owner (Resilient Solutions), founder of nonprofit (Oasis Center for Hope), guide dog user (currently third guide dog, Georgie), loves to hike, run, tandem ride.  Celebrating 35 years marriage – have two children – Natalie and Kendall.  Diagnosed with an eye condition  Retinitis Pigmentosa at age 18 – have been losing my eyesight — gaining my vision since!  

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    Look Up, Move Forward

    Publisher’s Summary:

    When 18-year-old Becky Andrews is diagnosed with the degenerative eye condition retinitis pigmentosa, she finally understands her childhood challenges of softball strikeouts, notorious clumsiness, and why she’s never been able to see the stars. 

    As her vision narrows, she must give up driving and accept her need for a mobility cane. In the process, she learns to embrace her new identity as a blind woman, one step at a time. Undeterred by the certainty of eventual blindness, Becky adopts a proactive approach to creating a life of purpose and joy.

    Becky’s remarkable story of living life to the fullest is a journey of courage and determination. Part memoir and part resilience manifesto, Look Up, Move Forward will inspire readers to face their own lives with more creativity, grit, determination, and joy.

    ©2016 Resilient Vision (P)2017 Resilient Vision

    Here is an excerpt from the interview:

    IHS: Whether fiction or non-fiction, books are truly inspired work from authors.  What was your inspiration for this book?

    Becky:  To give others hope and tools to Look Up, Move Forward.  I wanted to share so that others knew they weren’t alone.  

    IHS: Great answer! Is your primary business writing?  If so, what do you do for fun?  If not, what do you do “in real life”?

    Becky: My primary business is as a therapist at Resilient Solutions, Inc.  Secondary is giving back with retreats for women who are blind/low vision. We are expanding this to encompas retreats for all women.  For fun I love to travel, tandem bike with my husband, run, hike, lunch and shopping with friends.

    IHS: Shopping! Yes! Okay, next question. Many authors are not audiobook listeners by nature.  Are you?  Have you ever listened to an audiobook before your own?

    Becky: Yes!  As a blind woman I absolutely love to listen to audio books.

    Read more at: https://www.imhearingstories.com/post/interview-with-an-author-becky-andrews

  • New Release: Path of Lucas: The Journey He Endured

    🎧🎧New Release🎧🎧

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    Path of Lucas: The Journey He Endured By Susanne Bellefeuille

    Narrated by Ben Patrick Johnson 

    Published by I’m Hearing Stories

    Publisher’s Summary:

    Thick white fog, headlights coming straight-on, and a violent car accident. A devoted father, Lucas confronts what parents fear most as he clutches his daughter’s hand in the hospital. The doctors say she has severe head trauma and there is little hope. Her fate will be decided in the next 24 hours.

    Lucas is forced to wait, but he doesn’t give up hope. He talks to his daughter, fighting to break through, and what unfolds is his story of love, his dreams, and the struggles he endured keeping his family together. A striking glimpse into mid-century farm life near the small town of Alexandria in Ontario Canada, discover that no path is simple. Choices are hard, and Lucas must decide between realizing his dreams and fighting to keep his family together. Told through his daughter’s eye, this biography is a true story of family, faith, and purpose, set in 1950s Canada up to today. Lucas; legacy is one we all can learn from and cherish.

    ©2015 Susanne Bellefeuille (P)2019 I’m Hearing Stories

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    Book Trailer – https://youtu.be/7VgbiotiAac

    Audible Sample (SoundCloud) – https://soundcloud.com/mercy-griffin-637640973/pathoflucas

     

  • Interview with Narrator, Jen Carmody

    Narrator Bio:

    Jen was born on a humid day in May in Honolulu, Hawaii, and grew up in Southern California. She always loved performing, drawing, painting, sewing, sculpting and just plain old creating fun thing from her imagination. Jen has extensive theater and vocal training. Having graduated from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, she is well-versed in different theater styles from Shakespearean and Restoration, to contemporary and musical theater. Jen spent years performing with different theater companies throughout Southern California and even began dipping her toes, into film. She is also an accomplished visual artist having sold many paintings and sculptures via gallery showings as JPN Laux. Jen lives in Southern California with her husband and cats.

    Hi Jen,

    Thank you so much for connecting with us today! We are excited to learn more about the voice behind this book!

    First, some particulars:

    Your Name:

    Jen Carmody

    Title of the Book You Just Narrated For Us:

    A Good Kind of Crazy by Author Majken Selinder Nilsson.

    What City do you live in?

    Los Angeles, California

    IHS: What was your favorite part about narrating this particular book?

    Jen: This was a very fun book to narrate overall, but my favorite part was figuring out idiosyncrasies for each character.

    IHS: How did you get into narrating audiobooks? Did you fall into it or was it planned?

    Jen: Every voice instructor or vocal coach I’ve ever known had pushed me towards audiobook narration with subtle and not too subtle suggestions.

    Jen recently completed the narration for A Good Kind of Crazy, a contemporary romance novel written by Majken Selinder Nilsson and published by I’m Hearing Stories.

    Read more about Jen Carmody at: https://www.imhearingstories.com/post/interview-with-a-narrator-jen-carmody

     

  • Path to Lucas

    New release from I’m Hearing Stories: Path to Lucas – The Journey He Endured

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    Written by Susanne Bellefeuille

    Narrated by Ben Patrick Johnson

    Publisher’s Summary:

    Thick white fog, headlights coming straight-on, and a violent car accident. A devoted father, Lucas confronts what parents fear most as he clutches his daughter’s hand in the hospital. The doctors say she has severe head trauma and there is little hope. Her fate will be decided in the next 24 hours.

    Lucas is forced to wait, but he doesn’t give up hope. He talks to his daughter, fighting to break through, and what unfolds is his story of love, his dreams, and the struggles he endured keeping his family together. A striking glimpse into mid-century farm life near the small town of Alexandria in Ontario Canada, discover that no path is simple. Choices are hard, and Lucas must decide between realizing his dreams and fighting to keep his family together. Told through his daughter’s eye, this biography is a true story of family, faith, and purpose, set in 1950s Canada up to today. Lucas; legacy is one we all can learn from and cherish.

     

    Blurb:

    Lucas Clarkson is a simple man, a family man, and a hard working farmer’s son. From a small town in Eastern Ontario, the author, Susanne Bellefeuille, brings us on Lucas’s journey through the trials and tribulations of his life. Lucas’s path is not as simple as the man he’s portrayed to be. From the days spent working on his dad’s farm to becoming a successful mechanic, with a genuine heart and his incredible strength, Lucas faces many difficult decisions. The choices he makes may be the difference between realizing his dreams and keeping his family together. Based on true events, this is Susanne Bellefeuille’s first novel.

    And what do the reviewers say?

    “Path of Lucas is a heartfelt story about the life, love, and loss of a good man. This one holds endearment and heartache. For those looking for a heartwarming story with a bittersweet ending, look no further than this debut novel by Susanne Bellefeuille!”

    “I am glad I had a chance to read this. The plot structure was nicely done. I was drawn in immediately and kept wanting more. I felt like the book was reminiscent of The Notebook. It had a similar type of story and feel, and took place in the present but was told through flashbacks of Lucas’ life, in chronological order.”

  • The Trouble with Your Review Tour

    🎧🎧Audiobook Review Tour!! 🎧🎧

     

    The Trouble With You By LA Cotton

    Narrated by Sarah Puckett and  Wen Ross

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    Review Tour Hosted by AudiobookObsession PR

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    Review:

    As a first book of a series, The Trouble with Your offers a great introduction. The narration performed by Sara and Wen was amazing. It was truly a joy listening to them.

    The story brought back lots of memories from the books that I used to read during my younger years. It was refreshing for me, since I have moved to different genres long ago.

    I highly recommend this book, not just to young adult listeners, but to readers/listeners of all ages. The story is simply timeless and I love it!

  • Review Tour: Balance (Off Balance, Book 1)

    🎧🎧 Review Tour 🎧🎧

    Balance (Off Balance, book 1) By Lucia Franco

    Narrated by Sarah Puckett

    Audible US 🎧 http://bit.ly/BalanceAudioUS

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    Review:

    “An Exciting Forbidden Love Affair”

    Lucia Franco, undoubtedly, delivered a great introduction for her Off Balance series with this book. It’s a cliff-hanger and it made me long for more (despite the fact that it’s a long book).

    The story pulled me right into it from the start. Listening to a young womans’ dreams, feeling her frustrations and her triumphs, made me feel like I was there watching rather than just listening. The narration was that good!

    I got a bit uncomfortable when the forbidden love affair started. But, the way Lucia Franco told the story somehow made me question if it was really immoral for an underage girl and a mature man to be involved with each other. Adrianna and Kova’s feelings for each were so real, that I eventually disregarded their age gap.

    Anyway, the story of this book is deep; it goes beyond the forbidden love affair and the world of gymnastics. It tells a tale of a gifted and ambitious young woman who would do everything she can in order to achieve her dreams.

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  • Review of Sawyer’s Rose

    Sawyer's Rose (The McCades Of Cheyenne #1)Sawyer’s Rose by Kim Turner

    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    A Spectacular Debut Book

    There is always something romantic and exciting about Western-themed books, and Sawyer’s Rose definitely provided those two elements – and more! Kim Turner’s words made me want to listen on and on. I like that the story is also full of drama, family struggle, intrigue, and of course, murder and mystery.

    The cowboy accent was perfect! Dawson McBride’s performance added more spice into the story.

    As a first book of a series, I’d say this is a spectacular debut. I am definitely looking forward to the next book.

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  • Review of Sins of the Son

    Sins of the Son (The Frank Lucianus Mafia #1)Sins of the Son by Frank Lucianus

    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    This is the first Frank Lucianus book I listened to. As a mafia story, it intrigued and excited me. The addition of the love story between two people from two warring families reminded me of Romeo and Juliet – so classic and timeless, and still so very effective in capturing interest.

    It took me a while to get used to the narration. The Italian accent was very heavy, and to be fair, I was warned about that before I started listening. Anyway, once I got used to the narration, I really enjoyed the book.

    I recommend this book for those who find underground, organized crime stories fascinating – it certainly has all the expected elements and more! Yes, the twists and turns will surely surprise you.

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  • Audio Blog Tour: The Haunting of Hillwood Farm

    Audiobook Blog Tour: The Haunting of Hillwood Farm by Kathryn Knight

    Author: Kathryn Knight

    Narrator: Kristin James

    Length: 5 hours 18 minutes

    Publisher: Kathryn Knight

    Released: Apr. 15, 2019

    Genre: Paranormal Romance; Suspense

    After tragedy strikes, Callie Sinclair is left with a gift she never wanted – the ability to communicate with ghosts. But when a desperate widow begs for her help, she reluctantly agrees to investigate the strange occurrences at Hillwood Farm. She quickly realizes she’s dealing with a dangerous presence beyond anything she’s ever experienced, and something else becomes equally clear – the only other living person in the house, Mrs. Turner’s handsome grandson, thinks she’s a scam artist. While she’d prefer to just ignore him, her heart beats a little faster every time he’s nearby.

    Luke Turner doesn’t believe in spirits. He’s moved back to restore the family farm, but living on the property serves a dual purpose – he can watch out for his grandmother. He’s not happy about the sudden appearance of a self-described psychic, or his inexplicable attraction to her. His initial suspicions crumble as evidence points to an actual haunting, but he’s still determined not to fall for Callie – the past has taught him it’s best to avoid relationships.

    As Callie is drawn deeper into the mystery, she becomes the target of a vengeful spirit, and Luke can no longer fight his feelings for her. Unable to resist their desire, passion ignites…even as the paranormal activity escalates to a final deadly confrontation.

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    Kathryn Knight spends a great deal of time in her fictional world, where mundane chores don’t exist and daily life involves steamy romance, dangerous secrets, and spooky suspense. Kathryn writes contemporary romance spiked with mysterious hauntings as well as YA paranormal romance filled with forbidden love. Her novels are award-winning #1 Amazon and Barnes & Noble Bestsellers and RomCon Reader-Rated picks. When she’s not reading or writing, Kathryn spends her time catching up on those mundane chores, driving kids around, and teaching fitness classes. She lives on beautiful Cape Cod with her husband, their two sons, and a number of rescued pets.

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    Narrator Bio

    Kristin “KJ” James was born and raised in the Nashville, TN area. Acting has always been a passion of hers. Starting on the stage as early as preschool, KJ pursued her passion into college where she received a BA in Communication with a double emphasis in Theatre and Public Relations from Mississippi State University. After college she found herself more and more drawn to voice overs. Several classes, coaching sessions, seminars, research, and a closet-turned-studio later, and she now records and produces audiobooks on a regular basis. She has also done several radio commercials for clients such as Advance Financial, TriStar Health, and GAC. Her ultimate dream is to work in video games and animation, so hopefully in the not-too-distant future you’ll hear her in an RPG or cartoon. When she’s not in her booth, you can find her crocheting, playing video games, or running agility with her dog, Phoenix.

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    Paranormal Romance

    The book started as a ghost story and then it slowly moved into romance before it finally settled down to scary, paranormal mystery.

    I like the narration because Kristin James managed to switch voices easily and effectively. I was really hooked particularly every time a suspenseful event was about to happen – it felt like I get transported into the book/scene as I could almost feel the intense emotions and the drama.

    It’s just amazing how a well-written book combined with a good narration can pull you into the story. This was the first Kathryn Knight book I have listened to and I am definitely looking forward to listen for more from her.

    I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Kathryn Knight. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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  • Review of When the Wife Cheats

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    When the Wife Cheats

    Publisher’s Summary

    In our society the act of infidelity is usually associated with the husband. But what happens when the wife cheats? Very little is written about how the husband and children deal with the lies, deceit, betrayal, and abandonment when the wife violates the martial vows. Follow one man’s journey as he and his two young daughters cope the devastation that occurs when the wife cheats.

    ©2010 Frank Zaccari (P)2019 I’m Hearing Stories

    My Review

    A Compelling Family Tale

    When the Wife Cheats is a book that tells a compelling tale of a beautiful family, broken by infidelity. It started with a few facts how about society carefully avoids the topic of female infidelity. It then carried on to tell a love story between a man and a woman who were really attracted to each other. That attraction turned into love, which eventually led to marriage and raising a family.

    Frank Zaccari, once again, got me hooked on his gripping story-telling ability. The dialogues were good, with each character having its own unique voice. Thanks to the well-performed narration, the characters truly came to life.

    The book was filled with love, hopes, dreams, success, perseverance and forgiveness – all of which were contradicted by failures, struggles, lies and infidelity.

    No marriage is perfect, that is true – and the same goes with families. But the main character’s love for his family was truly unconditional and the sacrifices he made were applaudable. I got carried away a few times and shed tears for the girls when their family was broken. I was expecting that, of course, because of the title. But when it happened, it was really heart-breaking.

    If you have not read/listened to the other books written by Frank Zaccari, you should. The Battaglia’s are my favorite fictional Italian family. Thank you Frank, for this wonderful story. Thank you Russel Archey for a great performance.

  • Review of The Kammersee Affair

    The Kammersee Affair         By:         John Holt         Narrated by:         Ben Werling     Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins     7 ratings     Overall 4.9

    The Kammersee Affair

    • By: John Holt
    • Narrated by: Ben Werling
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged Audiobook
    • Release date: 08-08-18
    • Language: English
    • Publisher: John Holt

    My Review

    “A Truly Amazing Listen”

    Overall  

        

    5 out of 5 stars

    Performance  

        

    5 out of 5 stars

    Story  

        

    5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewed: 09-03-19

    I have listened to a few books written by John Holt. And I have to say that this book has become one of my favorites. The characters of the book were each given their own highlights in the story – it made me connect with each of them more. Though some parts of the novel happened during World War II, it was not a war story. It was intriguing from the start and I got really hooked to it.

    The narration was great, as well. Ben Werling has an attention-grabbing kind of voice and he was really good at doing different accents. The background sound was a brilliant addition. I liked it that I was hearing train whistles, water splashes and other sounds – because it made the book more interesting and entertaining for me.

    This book truly deserves Five-Star reviews! Highly recommended!

  • Interview with Majken Selinder Nilsson

    Interview with Majken Selinder Nilsson

    Author Majken Selinder Nilsson

    Majken:  My inspiration for A Good Kind of Crazy started when I began watching a TV show on Netflix that, when I researched it, had spawned a lot of speculation with the fans about the two lead actors’ private and love lives. Because of their amazing on-screen chemistry, devoted viewers were busy on social media platforms, without the benefit of much available personal information, trying to decipher whether or not they were a couple in “Real Life”.

    The situation got me pondering if there was perhaps more to their story than they chose to disclose. As I began to imagine all of the different scenarios, the story line for the novel developed, and then demanded to be written. I actually composed the first page in my head while showering one cold January morning. The most shocking part in all of this was that I hadn’t ever seriously considered writing a book, but it quickly morphed into a personal challenge, just to see if I could do it.

    Read more at https://www.imhearingstories.com/blog/interview-with-an-author-majken-selinder-nilsson

    Check out the Audible sample here: https://soundcloud.com/mercy-griffin-637640973/sets/audiobook-samples?

     

     

  • Review of Beyond Broken Pencils

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    Beyond Broken Pencils

    • A School Shooting Tale of Heartbreak and Healing
    • By: Julie C. Gilbert
    • Narrated by: Curt Bonnem
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged Audiobook
    • Release date: 28-02-19
    • Language: English
    • Publisher: Julie C. Gilbert

    Summary

    He has a goal and a plan. If he carries through with the plan, his sister will die first. His ex will die next, and he will die last. In between, he’ll take out as many people as he can. Students. Security guards. Teachers. First responders. They are all fair game.

    Who will live, and who will die? How will those who live go on when their world is shattered by unthinkable tragedy?

     

    ©2018 Julie C. Gilbert (P)2019 Julie C. Gilbert

    My Review

    A Heart-Breaking Story

    Beyond Broken Pencils is a fictional story that talks about one of the most heart-breaking realities of our time – school shootings in America. Julie Gilbert related a tale that was based on events that have been making the whole world sad and everyone wondering why such madness happen. I, personally, was moved by this book because I have children who goes to school and I worry for their safety everyday. We are not in America and I hope that no such thing will ever happen to our schools here.

    I like the book because it gave each characters their own highlights, particularly the main one. I cried a few times, and have asked myself if I am doing everything I can to support and love my kids. This book will do that to you, make you analyze how you are dealing with the children and teens in your life. They are the most vulnerable individuals in our society and it is about time to focus, not just on what, but also on HOW they are doing.

    I had a bit of an issue with the narration, but the story really made up for that.

     

  • Earning Without Being Employed – Be Your Own Boss

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    Earning Without Being Employed

    • 35 Businesses Anyone Can Start and Run
    • By: Jeff Evarts
    • Narrated by: Luke Rounda
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged Audiobook
    • Release date: 04-17-18
    • Language: English
    • Publisher: Jeff Evarts

    Publisher’s Summary

    If you want to escape traditional workplace but don’t know where to start, then this audiobook is for you.

    Explore a wide range of self-employment options – 35 of them – and gain practical tips on how to succeed as your own boss. These jobs do not require you to get hired by anyone, and you don’t need to invest in a franchise or rent a store. For each one, you will find detailed information, including:

    • What you can expect to be paid
    • Where to go for additional information
    • What licenses, if any, are required
    • How to figure out if a particular option is right for you

    Earning a living doesn’t mean you need to have a boss. Take charge of your destiny. Be productive, and get paid what you deserve. Discover the many self-employment options that will have you…Earning Without Being Employed.

     

    ©2012 Jeff Evarts (P)2018 Jeff Evarts
    We all want to make money and have a pleasurably comfortable life. Being employed is one sure way of earning income, bringing food in the table and providing shelter for the family. But, what if you can earn money – probably more – and you do not have to be employed or work for someone else?
    Would that not be a better option – if not the best?
    For people who have been working for other people for most of their adult lives, being the employer is sometimes just a far-fetched dream. With the help of this audiobook, you get the chance to learn about 35 businesses that you can start, run and be succesful in.
    Have a good listen and enjoy the journey to an adventure that could eventually lead you to being your own boss.
  • Review of Emma’s Journey

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    Emma’s Journey Into the Unknown

    Emma’s Journey was a good listen. It was refreshing because it was truly heart-warming and it defined friendship as something that can last – even between two completely different individuals. David and Emma’s relationship was not conventional, but they managed to keep it; and it even went on beyond death – not in a creepy way :-).

    I love that the story revolved mostly on Emma’s unexpectedly discovery of David’s past life in his small hometown rather than on the past that they shared – in that way, the story stayed true to its theme. I also admired the way the author introduced each character, giving each one of them their own highlights in the story.

    All in all, the story is something that I would highly recommend to anyone needing an inspirational read/listen. Alyssa Baumann narrated this book to perfection. I love how soothing and relaxing her voice was – without making me fall asleep.

  • Review of Fatal Reaction, Survival

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    Fatal Reaction, Survival

    • By: Michelle Ann Hollstein
    • Narrated by: Tim Jackson
    • Series: Fatal Reaction, Book 2
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged Audiobook
    • Release date: 11-27-18
    • Language: English
    • Publisher: M.A. Hollstein

    Fatal Reaction, Survival is another great story from MA Hollstein matched by an equally great narration by Tim Jackson.

    The main characters from book one were joined by others. These people also survived the infection and were all scared of the looming danger above. As they try to live day to day, they were forced to face scarier circumstances and individuals.

    The suspense was definitely rising as the surviving humans realized that the threat they face was way beyond what they imagined.

    The big twist in the first book was accounted for and then another twist was introduced. Brilliant! Making me eager to start listening to the third book.

  • Review of Diagnosis Murder

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    Diagnosis Murder

    • Kendall, Book 7
    • By: John Holt
    • Narrated by: Mark Sando
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged Audiobook
    • Release date: 07-04-18
    • Language: English
    • Publisher: John Holt

     

    “Suicides? Accidents? Murders!”

    Diagnosis Murder is the seventh book in the Kendall series by John Holt. Tom Kendall is a private investigator and he works with his ever reliable assistant, Molly. Together they solve crimes and help the victims and their families get the justice they deserve.

    In the book, Diagnosis Murder, Kendall and Molly, once again, embark on a complicated investigation – multiple murders. Some of these crimes were initially concluded as either suicide or accidents.

    It was too concerning though because the victims were doctors! These medical professionals were either dying or missing. and they have one thing in common – they were all working on something really important that would revolutionalize cancer treatment and therapy.

    John Holt, as usual, managed to entertain me with his unique ability to come up with twists and turns that made me hooked until the last line. The narration helped a lot in giving justice, both to the story and the characters.

    Highly recommended book!

  • Review of Inside the Spaghetti Bowl

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    Publisher’s Summary

    Like many of the “baby boomers”, my family faced the difficult task of burying our mother. The audiobook is based on the last eight days of our mother’s life. It is a celebration of life, family, culture, and tradition. As my relatives came to pay their last respects, we heard so many wonderful stories about the trials and sacrifices made by our parents and grandparents so we could live the American dream.

    This is our story, this is your story. It is a story for every beating heart that has loved or has been loved. It is the story about the struggles and pains endured by those virtuous individuals who poured their lives into ours and filled our years with intimate memories and a gladdened heart. It is the story you will want to pass down to your children and grandchildren.

    This is an audiobook about family and unconditional love through the good times and bad. It is about a family who is and always will be there for each other no matter what. We hope you see your family in this audiobook and that the memories make you smile.

    My Audible Review

    Family, Food and Love

    Inside the Spaghetti Bowl is an inspiring story about a family’s journey through life, love and loss.

    Frank Zaccari wrote a book of wonderful memories and enlightening tales filled with lessons to learn and laughters to share.

    There are several highlights that I found to be truly inspirational. These include:
    – Carmela and Frank Zaccari’s love story
    – The story of Frank’s childhood hero, Bobby (aka Superman)
    – The Christmas feasts
    -The Grandparents’ stories
    – The Zaccari Coat of Arms – a true symbol of Life with Integrity
    – The chapter dedicated to the storyline of one of my favorite books, Five Years to Live (also by Frank Zaccari)

    Anne Alder provided an enjoyable and easy-to-listen narration as she gave voices to all the Zaccaris and the Mancuzos, and the rest of this lovable Italian-American family.

  • Interview with Audiobook Narrator, David Edes

    David Edes recently completed My Name is Prosperity:  A Law of Attraction Story, by Author Tim C Star. It is available now on iTunes, Amazon and Audible. This interview is published at I’m Hearing Stories.

    David lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, with his wife and two sons. Over the past 5 years, he has produced more than 60 training videos for his technology client in the vending industry. He is experienced in radio broadcasting and theater drama productions. He specialize in commercials, narrations, technical training videos, and audio books. His voice can be described as deep, smooth, fatherly, and kind, with an authoritative, story-teller vocal style (making him an ideal audiobook narrator).

    For David, these are the Top Ten Reasons to be an Audiobook Narrator:

    10.  You’re looking to get paid to do something fun.
      9.  People have told you that you have a ‘nice’ voice.
      8.  You love telling stories to your friends and families.
      7.  You read well and have good pronunciation.
      6.  You have some experience as an actor.
      5.  You enjoy speaking to an audience.
      4.  You love listening to good audio books yourself.
      3.  You’d like to make some extra cash.
      2.  You love speaking in character voices.
      1.  You think you’re the next Scott Brick!
    Check out the full interview at https://www.imhearingstories.com/blog/.
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