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Elantra

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  • Branded by Fire: Psy-Changeling Series, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Nalini Singh
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    Overall
    (1030)
    Performance
    (932)
    Story
    (932)

    When a brilliant young researcher is kidnapped, DarkRiver sentinel Mercy, a cat, and SnowDancer lieutenant Riley, a wolf, must work together to track the young man - before his shadowy captors decide he's no longer useful. Along the way, the two dominants may find that submitting to one another uncovers not just a deadly conspiracy, but a passion so raw that it'll leave them both branded by fire.

    Bexlyn Wright says: "Here kitty kitty."
    "Girl power"
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    Would you listen to Branded by Fire again? Why?

    I would. Mercy is one of my favorite females in the series. I was hoping that there would be a story with her as the female lead. She shows that even a strong woman can find love and not be afraid to grab it and hold on to it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Branded by Fire?

    When the matting bond snapped into place moments before there was suppose to be a bomb blowing up a building. I enjoyed how Riley described it has them being better than being drunk.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Riley realized that Mercy was his mate. And it just sat there stunned for a long time. It caught him off guard just like it did to Mercy.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Mercy went to the SnowDancer den and was told that Riley had a big heart and she should be careful. Because he didn't expect anyone to do anything special for him while he would do anything for those he loves.


    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Rock Chick Regret

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Kristen Ashley
    • Narrated By Susannah Jones
    Overall
    (1295)
    Performance
    (1208)
    Story
    (1209)

    Sadie Townsend is known by all as the Ice Princess and she’s worked hard to earn her reputation. Her father, a now-incarcerated drug lord, has kept her under his thumb her whole life and she’s learned enough from living in his world to give everyone the cold shoulder.

    Debbie Herman says: "Hector vs. the Ice Princess"
    "*CONTAINS SPOILERS!* A major flaw in the storyline"
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    I cannot write this review without giving away a major spoilers and for that I am sorry.

    My biggest problem with this story is the rape scene. Sadie was raped and instead of going to see a counselor about it she does not. My second major problem is how Hector only gives her a month to come to terms with her attack before going after her. I get that this is a story but, I feel like it should have some basis in reality if Kristen Ashley was going to put a scene like that in the book.

    A month does not make what happen to Sadie go away and make everything better and back to normal. Because of that I just could not get into the story like I did with the other books. If there had been more time for Sadie to adjust to what she had been through it would have been far more of an enjoyable read.

    If you are looking for the same amount of crazy girl antics then this story has it in spades. But, do not judge the entire book based on the unrealistic time frame that Hector gives Sadie and, how Sadie deals with her attack. I really do enjoy reading/listening to the Rock Chick series and hope that Ally's story has less flaws than Sadie's does. Again sorry for the spoiler.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Kade's Dark Embrace: Immortals of New Orleans, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Kym Grosso
    • Narrated By Ryan West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1335)
    Performance
    (1248)
    Story
    (1244)

    After a series of girls are ritualistically murdered on the cold streets of Philadelphia, seasoned detective, Sydney Willows, is forced to work with sexy, alpha vampire, Kade Issacson. While working the case, Sydney finds herself inexplicably drawn to Kade, fighting the passion she feels towards him. Kade, determined to solve the case and mete out justice, is captivated by the independent, fiery detective.

    Sarah says: "Hours I can never get back!"
    "Stubborn women"
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    I am all for strong women and for a women to know what she wants and is willing to get it. but in this story Sydney is probably the most stubborn female lead character I have ever read/listened to. Instead of accepting that she is human and that is is no match for the supernaturals she insists that she be kept in the know with the investigation. And when hard evidence of just how fragile she is, is thrown in her face she refuses to acknowledge that she may be out of her element.

    Apart from a female lead who makes me want to shoot her, the story was mediocre at best. At times I could not tell if it was the story that was just bad or the narrator. It is a tough and dragging read/listen. It is a good story if you have nothing better to do and are willing to stop and restart when you have the time but, not for one that you listen to in one straight shot.

    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • The Unleashing: Call of Crows, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Shelly Laurenston
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1223)
    Performance
    (1129)
    Story
    (1122)

    Kera Watson never expected to face death behind a Los Angeles coffee shop. Not after surviving two tours lugging an M16 around the Middle East. If it wasn't for her hot Viking customer showing up too late to help, nobody would even have seen her die. In uncountable years of service to the Allfather Odin, Ludvig "Vig" Rundstrom has never seen anyone kick ass with quite as much style as Kera.

    Malinda says: "Pretty good start to the series :D"
    "I want a Viking!"
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    This was so amazing to listen to! I keep on re-listening to it, that is how good it was! I don't even know what to say other than this is one book worth the credit or the money! You will fall in lobe with Vig and want a viking of your own! This book had it all romance, action, drama, and humor.

    This book is one of the good ones and you won't regret getting it.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Vision in Silver: A Novel of the Others

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Anne Bishop
    • Narrated By Alexandra Harris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2301)
    Performance
    (2093)
    Story
    (2087)

    The New York Times best-selling author of The Black Jewels Trilogy transports readers to a world of magic and political unrest - where the only chance at peace requires a deadly price.... The Others freed the cassandra sangue to protect the blood prophets from exploitation, not realizing their actions would have dire consequences. Now the fragile seers are in greater danger than ever before - both from their own weaknesses and from those who seek to control their divinations for wicked purposes.

    Sharon says: "More Please!!!"
    "What a delight!"
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    This was an amazing read! I really like this book. The whole series was fun to read and it takes on a new and different version of shape shifters, vampires, and seers. This is the best book of the series!

    I really hope that Meg and Simon find their happy ending with each other. I can't wait to see what is next for them and the rest of those living in Lake side

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sins of the Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Eve Silver
    • Narrated By Savannah Richards
    Overall
    (205)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (126)

    Half human, half god, Dagan Krayl is the Underworld's most powerful soul reaper. When one of his brothers is murdered, Dagan must use every ounce of his power to hunt down those responsible for his brutal death. But he must move swiftly - and carefully - if he's to have any chance of resurrecting his brother.

    Noirbear says: "A surprise Sins delivers"
    "Beyond confused!"
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    While I was listening to this book more times then I cold count asked myself "What is going on?" It was so confusing that i had to restart the book twice. And I still didn't get it. After a while I decided to just listen to it and go with the flow.

    Apart from the confusion of the story line I went with it and really enjoyed the book. I'm not sure if I will read the remaining books in the series especially if they are as confusing as this one is.

    I wold say that if you have the patient to sit through a read/listen thatis mostly confusing and had many facets to the plot of the story line then this is the book for you. After a while it really gets god. My only problem with it was the switching of the characters point of view every chapter. But other than that it was a really good listen. I really loved the narrator as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rock Chick Reckoning

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kristen Ashley
    • Narrated By Susannah Jones
    Overall
    (1281)
    Performance
    (1190)
    Story
    (1192)

    Stella Gunn is the lead singer and lead guitarist of the Blue Moon Gypsies, and Stella used to be Mace’s girl. But Kai “Mace” Mason broke up with her and the loss of him rocked her world. One night, Stella gets a call, late (again), from one of the members of her crazy band. She has to go play clean up (again) and runs into Mace (and a shed load of police) and ends up getting shot. Mace finds he doesn’t like it much that his ex-girlfriend got shot right in front of him, but it’s worse. A very bad man has thrown down the gauntlet, and all the Rock Chicks are in the firing line.

    Judith says: "I found myself muttering to/at Stella"
    "I'm in love with the HOT BUNCH!!"
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    This was such a fun boo to listen to! I have all but devoured this entire series. As I was listening to this story i was captivated by how the hot bunch did not give up on the women they considered to be theirs.

    Of course if I was one of those women I don't think that i would be as understanding and let them get away with bossing me around as much as the Rock Chicks do. And Mace is no different. He even (spoiler) had Stella handcuffed! But I still love him and the hot bunch!!!

    The only downside was the epilogue.If you have read the premise for Ally's story then you know that she has to choose between Darius and Ren. In the epilogue of Rock Chick Reckoning you will find out which one she chooses, so if you want to be surprised then don't listen to the end of the book.

    I would 100% recommend this series to anyone of my friend who are into women with attitude, hot men, steamy sex scenes, and some good old fashion butt kicking! this book as well as this series gets a 5 out of 5 across the boards!!!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Rock Chick Rescue

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Kristen Ashley
    • Narrated By Susannah Jones
    Overall
    (1790)
    Performance
    (1661)
    Story
    (1664)

    Jet McAlister has a secret. Eddie Chavez has the hots for Jet (not to mention Eddie’s just plain hot). Jet has too many problems to realize that Eddie’s interested. Eddie loses patience when Jet ends her waitressing shift at a strip club with a knife at her throat. Since Eddie’s a cop, he figures he can help. Since Jet’s used to solving everyone’s problems she doesn’t want Eddie’s help.

    BluBumbleB says: "NOT ASHLEY'S BEST"
    "Love, Love, LOVE!!!"
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    This was such a fun book to listen to. I really go into the story line. As with all of Kristin Ashley books she knows how to make a story come alive. Even if it seems to be way too crazy and unbelievable. this book was nothing to sniff your nose at, and had me wanting more.

    There was romance, action, and cat fights. I could really relate to what Jet was going though in some situations. Although I don't think I would allow a macho man to take over my ife and begin to make decisions for me. It somehow worked out for her.

    The only downside to this book was the ending. It was a little to "fairly tale" with everyone living happly ever after and all that jazz. Even though Jet went through some serious crazy stuff it still seemed like there could have been a more dramatic ending. Like with Indie's ending it felt like an ending to a story and it being a good ending.

    It makes little difference to me this was an amazing book and i can't wait to listen to the rest of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Point of No Return: Kathleen Turner, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Tiffany Snow
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (286)
    Performance
    (254)
    Story
    (253)

    Kathleen Turner wasn’t expecting to fall in love when she came to Indianapolis a year ago, much less with two very different men. And not just any men: Brothers. Blane Kirk, former SEAL turned attorney, is every woman’s dream man. He’s also a playboy who changes women as often as he changes his tie, and trying to hold on to Blane could only break Kathleen’s heart.

    Avid Audio Listener says: "Laclustre"
    "Not the brother I would have picked"
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    This is the last book in the Kathleen Turner series. It is full of the same action that the other books had. Kathleen is in trouble and Blaine and Kade are willing to do whatever it takes to help her.

    The one good thing is that you find out what brother she chooses. And you find out fairly quickly which one that is. It is not the one I would have chosen but, it is all good in the end mostly.

    I am really surprised that Kathleen hasn't had any lasting injuries from all the times that she has been hit in the head. You would think that either Blaine or Kade would have taught her some self-defense or something. But she manages to get out of most of the problems she finds herself.

    This was a good ending to the series and almost all of the loose ends are tied up nicely. I would like to know what happens to the brother that Kathleen doesn't choose and how he fairs but, that is for another series? This is a fun and exciting series that will have you laughing and crying and wishing that you were Kathleen all at the same time. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in a series like this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Big Bad Bite: Big Bad Bite, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Jessie Lane
    • Narrated By Chandra Skyye
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (133)

    Jenna O'Conner is not human, nor is she considered the norm for the supernatural Other community that is benevolent enough to share this world with the humans. On her first day as a member of the Wilmington Police Department's SWAT Team, Jenna runs into trouble in the form of a deadly, mouthwatering man named Adam McPhee, who is also not human. He is determined to figure out exactly what Jenna is, which could very well put her life in danger.

    Elantra says: "What an amazing story"
    "What an amazing story"
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    This was a thrill to listen to it really was. The only down side to the book was the narrator. She made the male voices sound creepy and pretty much all the same. I know that when narrators have to read a character that isn't their own gender they do a pretty good job of it but Ms Skyye made the male characters sound unappealing and unattractive.

    The author did a beautiful job of writing the story and it was a true joy to listen to. I could hardly stop. I am looking forward to the rest of the books in this series. I can't wait to see what new characters and plot twist Jessica Lane will throw our way. I will hope that Ms. Skyye will not be reading the remaining books after book 2.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Ghouls Rush In: Peyton Clark, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By H. P. Mallory
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (464)
    Performance
    (415)
    Story
    (412)

    Looking for a fresh start, Peyton Clark becomes the proud owner of a piece of New Orleans history: an Antebellum-era two-story house in the Garden District. It’s going to take time and a fat wallet to restore the fixer-upper to its former glory, but after her recent divorce, Peyton could use the distraction. It’s not long before Peyton discovers she’s moved into the haunted home of a flirtatious paranormal prankster.

    Pamela says: "Excellent Listen..."
    "A disappointing ending"
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    This was a fun and quirky book when I first started. As the story went on however I found it to be a bit dragging. I loved the narrator she did an amazing job. This is a book you can enjoy on an afternoon of cleaning. I'm not sure how the rest of the series is going to be, but this first book was for me lacking.

    The biggest problem I have with this book is the lack of substance. Everything in the story line is one dimensional and flat. The worst of it was the ending. The author built up to a dramatic and really a pretty epic ending and it just is like the author didn't know how to finish the book. I know that this is a series and the ending should be a cliffhanger, but this wasn't a cliffhanger it was a plunge off a shier rock face. The author missed the mark completely in my opinion.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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