The Baby-Sitters Club @audible_com Release and Teaser Review from @kleffnotes

The beloved young adult series The Baby-Sitters Club is back in a brand new audio format. Audible is releasing all 131 books in new original formats, with the first five books being performed by Elle Fanning. The rest of the series will be performed by a variety of actors including Brittany Pressley, Ali Ahn, Emily Bauer, Lauren Fortgang, Bahni Turpin, Erin Moon, Stephany Einstein, and Vanessa Johansson. I grew up with this series and am delighted to have the opportunity to share details about the upcoming release of these titles on August 13th as well as my thoughts on two of the Audible Originals. Continue reading “The Baby-Sitters Club @audible_com Release and Teaser Review from @kleffnotes”

Alien III @audible_com Review from @kleffnotes

The cult classic never released sequel to Aliens, Alien III can now grace your ears with the horrors of the Alien universe in this presentation of William Gibson’s script. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the franchise Audible presents their new original audio drama based on Gibson’s uncovered script. While never released as a film, it did gain a following when the script was leaked online. This eerie story will frighten you as you imagine the horrors evolving for the crew members in a fight to save themselves from forced evolution. Continue reading “Alien III @audible_com Review from @kleffnotes”

Outland @audible_com Book Review from @kleffnotes

Outland is the first book in the Quantum Earth series by Dennis E. Taylor and today the Audible Original audiobook drops for eager listeners everywhere. Narrated by Ray Porter, the story follows six college students and their attempt to stop civilization from ending with their experimental physics project.. While studying quantum uncertainty Bill Rustad and his fellow students inadvertently open a portal to Outland, another world that appears identical to Earth. When their own world is threatened  by a cataclysmic event they will have to see if their accidental portal can keep humanity alive, even if it isn’t on our original Earth. Continue reading “Outland @audible_com Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Chase Darkness with Me @audible_com Review from @kleffnotes

For true crime fans and the murderinos who love My Favorite Murder, Billy Jensen is probably a very familiar name to you. Jensen has been focused on investigating cold cases for an extended portion of his career as an investigative journalist. Chase Darkness with Me allows Jensen to share moments from his life that will have you captivated and in tears, both happy and sad. He is an engaging narrator and also a powerful storytelling. Whether you are familiar with Billy Jensen and his work or not, this true crime connected work is well worth a listen, especially for if you are a murderino. Continue reading “Chase Darkness with Me @audible_com Review from @kleffnotes”

Stranger Things Suspicious Minds @audible_com Book Review from @kleffnotes

Eleven was desperately trying to find and connect with her mother in the most recent season of Stranger Things. Even when she found her she could only learn so much from her mother and her aunt about what had led to both mother and daughter becoming part of a strange government experiment. Stranger Things Suspicious Minds dives back in time to 1969 to share with fans of the series just what happened with Terry Ives during her time with Dr. Martin Brenner in Hawkins, Indiana. Continue reading “Stranger Things Suspicious Minds @audible_com Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Changeling @audible_com Book Review from @kleffnotes

In a world where magic is something only a select class have the capacity for, Sarah Smith is just a young girl who serves a higher class family with her mother and sister. In Changeling, she finds herself thrust into a new way of life that she had never thought was available to her. As the first book in the Sorcery and Secrets series listeners are introduced to a magical world set in an alternate past that is full of surprises. Continue reading “Changeling @audible_com Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Dodge & Twist @audible_com Review from @kleffnotes

Charles Dickens is rumored to have considered creating a sequel to his renowned classic, Oliver Twist, but such a work was never created in his lifetime. While Dickens might not have been able to create a story for an older Oliver, Tony Lee has taken the Dickensian characters from this work and made a story set ten years after the original ended. Oliver has returned to London to deal with the solicitors controlling his adopted father’s estate, but with this money held out of reach, he finds himself back in the world of pickpockets and thieves. Dodger has a plan that will make both men obscenely wealthy with just one big scheme. As the Audible Original Drama of Dodge & Twist unfolds listeners will find themselves transported into the dangerous streets of London and surrounded by the criminal characters Oliver thought he had escaped. Continue reading “Dodge & Twist @audible_com Review from @kleffnotes”

Killer by Nature @audible_com Review from @kleffnotes

Do you love feeling chills run down your spine? Are you interested in the dark and eerie elements of crime? Killer by Nature is an Audible Original by Jan Smith that immerses you in not only one crime, but the mental behaviors of those who might be killers. Dr. Diane Buckley has been asked to assist with a current series of murders that seem related to one of her cases. She’s been meeting with Alfred Dinklage, who was given the moniker The Playground Killer after he confessed to murdering former schoolmates and leaving their bodies on playgrounds. Her meetings with him slowly begin to change her opinion of the dangerous man, but this isn’t the only person in her life that she should be examining. Continue reading “Killer by Nature @audible_com Review from @kleffnotes”

Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection @audible_com Review from @kleffnotes

Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection is Alexander C. Kane’s debut novel and came out of an idea he had during an end of year sales meeting. Andrea has been unemployed and while she has been interviewing one of the companies she contacted has a very hands on approach to interviews. As she lounges in her living room not one, but two heroes appear in her apartment and whisk her away to a mysterious place that deploys superheroes. Much like every new job, Andrea has to go through some growing pains, though what she has to get used to is anything from ordinary. Continue reading “Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection @audible_com Review from @kleffnotes”

Atomic Marriage @audible_com Review from @kleffnotes

Curtis Sittenfeld is a best selling author known for her story collection, You Think It, I’ll Say It, and her novels Prep, The Man of My Dreams, American Wife, and Sisterland. She has also published non-fiction works in a variety of publications. Her original story Atomic Marriage looks at the difficulties of marriage through the viewpoint of Heather Thiesen, who is charged with getting the writer of Atomic Marriage to agree to a movie deal, which he feels may contradict with the message of his book. Continue reading “Atomic Marriage @audible_com Review from @kleffnotes”