Five-Star Faves

My Thoughts on The Room Mate

The Room Mate

"Take a sexy med student and move him in with his sister's very attractive best friend and you've got a recipe for a fantastic read.Cannon was this great mix of smart, determined, caring and super hot alpha male. I loved it. Paige was something Cannon wasn't used to. A mature woman with her life together. While they both knew the other should be off limits to one another, their roommate status proves to be too much temptation to resist. I loved the concept of this story, I loved the characters, I loved the narrators, and I loved that it was so easy to lose myself in. Can't wait to read more from this author." -- Shy G.


Lucky Boy

"As a voracious reader for over 60 years, and a former foster child, I was interested in the premise of the story so I decided to listen. Turns out this was one of the best books I have ever read/listened to, and I'm sure I will listen/read it again and again though I never do that. I will also read/listen everything Sekaran has written and everything that Nankani and Ortega have narrated. This audiobook and its written version are a tribute to love and a gift to the listener/reader just when we need it most." -- Baycyd

One of the Most Important Books Ever Written

Stealing Fire

"This book covers so many interesting areas of NOSC (Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness), that it's hard for me to sum up. Basically, if you have ANY INTEREST AT ALL in mood improvement, maximizing your brain's potential, or expanding your innate creativity, then this is the book for you! It is on the knife's edge of all the newest research and theories on creativity expansion and alternative states of consciousness. I mean, just the fact that the authors are able to convincingly show multiple similarities between Navy SEALs and Burning Man Hippies is enough to warrant reading this, right?! It never falls into the trap of becoming spiritual or religious, and approaches every assertion it makes with a scientist's fine eye for research. It's for people looking for FACTS, not faith. If you're a fan of Jason Silva, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, or Ben Carson (kidding about Carson), then you will absolutely LOVE this book! This book will change lives and lead to a better world if enough people read it." -- Aaron

Magical Family Classic

The Railway Children

"Though I stumbled upon this story recently, it affected me in a similar way as Frances Hodgson Burnett's beloved story "A Little Princess" did when I read it as a child and reread still. (Audible has an unabridged recording of that title also narrated equally wonderfully by Virginia Leishman.) It's a delightful story, beautifully and gently told in the time of British trains that will appeal to readers young and old." -- E. Jensen

Enjoyable Cozy Mystery

Evans Above

"A great cozy mystery with a Welsh mountain village setting and cast of characters. I picked up a few clues along the way, but their relevance was less obvious than I'd thought. Narrator is wonderful. This doesn't have the light touch of the author's Royal Spyness mysteries but it's no less enjoyable. I'm delighted to have found a new (to me) series to enjoy." -- Kathy N

Another winner from author Mark Greaney!

Gunmetal Gray

"Gunnetal Gray is the 6th novel in Mark Greaney's Gray Man/Court Gentry espionage thriller series. This novel continues Greaney's string of ten 5 star novels in the Gray Man series and the Jack Ryan franchise series combined. (Greaney also coauthored 3 Jack Ryan series novels with Tom Clancy before Clancy's death.) The publisher's summary provides adequate background for Gunmetal Gray, so I will not repeat it here. This book does well as a stand alone, but is even better if the six Gray Man novels are listened to in order. In my opinion Mark Greaney stands as the unchallenged No. 1 among the currently living authors of espionage thriller authors; his books are the current best of genre. Jay Snyder does a great job of narrating although he is not as good as Scott Brick who narrates Greaney's novels in the Jack Ryan series. Gunmetal Gray and all of Mark Greaney's novels have my HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION." -- Wayne

When technology is no longer an option, what next?

Trackers: Trackers, Book 1

"(This review was written by Melissa's husband - Josh) This was the second book of Smith's that I have completed and he continues to keep me hooked. This was a much different style of book from the previous one I read (Hell Divers) and it kept me wanting to hear more the entire time. I started this book earlier this week and found myself seeking more time to listen to it. With most of my books listened to on my way to/from work, this book took up much of my evenings as I couldn't wait to find out what happens next... I, for one, cannot wait for book two." -- Melissa and Josh

Great New Sci-Fi

Columbus Day: Expeditionary Force, Book 1

"This is some great new sci-fi. The book itself is very entertaining and the narrator was excellent. Very funny and great action. Definitely had the feeling that the author had military experience, lending the book an authenticity that made all of the science fiction elements more realistic and relatable. I can't wait for the next one." -- Nick

Awesome! Highly recommend


"If you know some economics and details of the recent financial crisis, bits of this will be even funnier, but it's hilarious anyway. Excellently created characters that you want to discover more about. At times their development seems to jump forward suddenly, but it was a minor quibble. Can't wait to buy the next book!" -- Ben

A great start to a new fantasy series.


"If you have read the publisher's summary it might seem, as it did to me, that this is just a mindless fantasy war story. Fortunately, it is not. The 18+ hours of writing are put to good use in developing good characters as well as world building. The characters have distinct personalities and motivations with a Harry Dresden like main character. That is, he's a smart, decent, and powerful wizard who becomes very sarcastic whenever he's in a jam (which is often). The action scenes are all very well written and spaced out nicely throughout the book keeping things from getting too dull. In between the action you learn about the characters, the magic system, and that there is more to the story than a simple warmongering horde of goblins. If you enjoy fantasy this book would be a good edition to your collection." -- Robert