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Cerina

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  • Shadow Heir: Dark Swan, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Richelle Mead
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (375)
    Performance
    (335)
    Story
    (329)

    New York Times best-selling author Richelle Mead returns to the Otherworld, a mystic land inextricably linked to our own--and balanced precariously on one woman's desperate courage. Shaman-for-hire Eugenie Markham strives to keep the mortal realm safe from trespassing entities. But as the Thorn Land's prophecy-haunted queen, there's no refuge for her and her soon-to-be-born-children when a mysterious blight begins to devastate the Otherworld....

    Cheri says: "Series Ended : ("
    "Last book in series..Last Mead book I will read..."
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    I was excited and a bit sad about reading the last book in the Black Swan series. I had fallen in love with Eugenie and Dorian, I wanted it go on forever, but sadly it ended..

    The ending is the reason I will no longer read Richelle Mead's books. I have no idea when Eugenie became such a wimp, or when she started letting others take care of her responsibilities. The book has moments where it could have turned into the most amazing one of the series, sadly Ms. Mead didn't deliver.

    I know every writer is free to write whatever they would like, Eugenie was a product of Ms. Read's imagination and she is a wonderful writer. I wanted to be happy with her creative direction with the book, but all I could say was, "WHAT THE HELL"!!!

    There are some books that you feel OK with the author leaving the ending to your imagination.. sadly this was not one of those books, or the type of series for it.






    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Magic Breaks: Kate Daniels, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ilona Andrews
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
    Overall
    (327)
    Performance
    (313)
    Story
    (313)

    No matter how much the paranormal politics of Atlanta change, one thing always remains the same: If there' s trouble, Kate Daniels will be in the middle of it. As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she still struggling to keep her investigative business afloat, she must now deal with the affairs of the pack, including preparing her people for attack from Roland, a cruel ancient being with god-like powers.

    RabidReads says: "Characters die, power shifts, a new path is forged"
    "Renee Raudman inconsistent.. Again! Read book :-)"
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    *This review has nothing to do with the book or story.

    ~The book is 5 star and a must read.. Kate Daniels fans will be riding another roller-coaster.. Hold on tight~

    I have read all the books, audiobooks are just an addition.

    In my opinion, Renee Raudman is one of the most inconsistent narrators I have listened to. I have listened to several of Kate Daniels audiobooks & she only manages to get Kate, Curran and Doolittle consistent. (I purchased audiobooks on discount).

    The biggest inconsistency was between the voices in Magic Rises and Magic Breaks..

    In Magic Breaks, Renee decided to give accents to Christopher and Hugh.. But Hugh's voice changes to the voice he had in Magic Rises later in the audiobook. Christopher's, innocent, wide-eyed voice he had in Magic Rises becomes an accented voice with none of the sweetness.

    Jim's melodious voice, turned into a Curran wannabe voice. He had no smooth, velvet or deep menacing words..

    And Andrea.. Something changed.. More of an accent now?

    Ghastek- sounds like Hugh.

    An inconsequential Master of the Dead adopted Mahon's voice..

    I know it must be difficult to remember each character from book to book.. However, there are narrators who are flawless every time. Tavia Gilbert is a great example.. She narrates Jeaniene Frost's "Night Huntress" series. Listen and you will love her.


    Happy reading or listening!









    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kissing Sin: Riley Jenson, Guardian, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Keri Arthur
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (203)
    Performance
    (135)
    Story
    (139)

    From Melbourne's gleaming skyscrapers to its throbbing nightclubs, Riley Jenson's world is raging with danger and desire. A drop-dead-gorgeous werewolf---with a touch of vamp coursing in her blood---Riley works for an organization created to police the supernatural races. But when she wakes up naked and bruised in a barren alley, she knows only that she must run for her life.

    Amber says: "Love it"
    "Books are great, narrator not so much"
    Overall

    I listened to the 1st book in the series and it was pretty good. Then I downloaded this book, and the narration was awful. After hearing this book I actually wasn't going to continue with the series. It took me over a month to even consider the books.. luckily I was able to check the books out at the library and they were really good. I recommend the books but the audio-books not so much.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • This Side of the Grave: Night Huntress, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2880)
    Performance
    (2125)
    Story
    (2133)

    Half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her vampire husband, Bones, have fought for their lives, as well as for their relationship. But just when they’ve triumphed over the latest battle, Cat’s new and unexpected abilities threaten to upset a long-standing balance.

    With the mysterious disappearance of vampires, rumors abound that a species war is brewing. A zealot is inciting tensions between the vampires and ghouls, and if these two powerful groups clash, innocent mortals could become collateral damage.

    Carlie says: "LOVE THIS SERIES"
    "Bloody Hell.. I loved it!"
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    For all the Cat and Bones fans this book will not disappoint. Cat and Bones are well into their relationship so this book really delves into family/friend relationships, acceptance, and unconditional love. ~~

    I laughed out loud and shed many tears through out the book. The passion between Cat and Bones is still present and the love scene took my breath away. I still favor Chapter 32 in One Foot in The Grave, but this one probably comes in second. ~~

    I have been spoiled with the intense heat, lust and passion between Cat and Bones over the last few books and I felt like it was lessened in this one. I am sure this is because they are solid in their relationship. The ups and downs in their relationship that blasted passion and lust through out the pages aren't present in this one.~~

    Tavia still rocked the narration. I do think she went a bit overboard in some of the scenes..She overpowered some chapters that were written so beautifully that merely reading the words would have produced a heart stopping reaction. ~~

    I have started my count down for the next C&B this fall.. But I guarantee I will listen to this audiobook over and over again until then.

    ~Happy Listening!~


    19 of 20 people found this review helpful

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