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  • Dead Eye: The Skinwalker Conspiracies

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Jim Bernheimer
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (174)
    Performance
    (160)
    Story
    (163)

    "My name is Mike Ross and I'm a Ferryman - like in the Greek myth. I didn't ask for, or really want, the job, but I'm trying to make the best of it. Most ghosts are okay and just need a little help to get where they need to go. Unfortunately, there are lots of exceptions, like power-mad psychopaths, spirits still trying to fight battles long since lost, and the worst of the lot - the Skinwalkers. They live vicariously by possessing people and controlling them like puppet masters. Then they toss them aside when they've outlived their usefulness."

    Professor says: "UNDERAPPRECIATED Masterpiece!!!"
    "Quirky, Funny: Worth it!!"
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    I've just converted to the Jim Bernheimer religion!! the book is funny, fast-paced and a breath of fresh air.
    I took a gamble some months back and decided to read "confessions of a d-list supervillain" (Another book by Jim Bernheimer) and was amzazed at how much i liked it. i decided to read another one - although i purchased 'pennies for the ferryman', i still havent read it (in fact, i forgot it was in my library until a few minutes ago when i tried to purchase it!!)
    i ended up getting the 'skinwalker conspiracies' some days ago, because of the reviews i read about it. all i can say is "a big fat thank you" to those who reviewed it, seeing as it was defintely worth the sleepless night and the loud (crazy woman) sudden bursts of laughter at the office today!
    I certainly can't way to acquaint myself with the first book!!

    any ideas when book 3 might be coming out? I'll take a day off work, just so i can read it!!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Vengeance

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Megan Miranda
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    Nobody really believes in a curse. Until you know the people who disappear. Too much coincidence, you look for reason. Too much death, you grasp for something to blame. Carson pulled Delaney out and he died on the side of the road with her mouth pressed to his. Her air in his body. Troy. She told the cops it was suicide. Didn't matter. The lake released her and grabbed another. But when Decker's father dies in a pool of spilled water on their kitchen floor, all Decker can feel is a slow burning rage. Because he knows that Delaney knew that his dad was going to die.

    Cathy says: "Painful to listen to"
    "A disappointing read"
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    Decided to try this author and I must say, it was definitely a waste of time. The blurb made it sound really mysterious and interesting, but reads more like an angry teen rant. It isn't completely irredeemable, but I just can't bring myself to finish the book.
    Performance was good, but the storyline wasn't much to work with.
    Would probably appeal to goth teens with latent anger issues.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Demon Bound: Imp, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Debra Dunbar
    • Narrated By Angela Rysk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (35)

    Samantha Martin is an imp, enjoying an extended vacation from Hel. All she wants to do is drink beer by the pool, play mischievous pranks on the humans, and get her hot neighbor in the sack. It's a relaxing break from her infernal home as long as she manages to avoid the angels, who won't hesitate to execute her on sight. But when her naughty hellhound lands her in trouble with the local werewolf pack, Sam is blackmailed into helping track and catch a killer. The steps she must take to appease the werewolves will put her right in the crosshairs of the angels.

    Azeezat says: "excellent new author /series"
    "excellent new author /series"
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    I got the book based on an audible customer service recommendation and I'm glad I took the chance. I love the irreverence of the heroine and the twist on preconceived good vs. Bad.
    Performance was a bit frustrating at first, but soon got used to it.
    The blurb already gives you an idea of the content (which I don't think did the book much justice!) But I would add: prepare for an amazingly good journey. Already looking to get the next book (TGIF!)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Christine Amsden
    • Narrated By Melissa Reizian Frank
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (38)

    Cassie Scot is the ungifted daughter of powerful sorcerers, born between worlds but belonging to neither. At 21, all she wants is to find a place for herself, but earning a living as a private investigator in the shadow of her family's reputation isn't easy. When she is pulled into a paranormal investigation, and tempted by a powerful and handsome sorcerer, she will have to decide where she truly belongs. When sorcerers call the shots, what's a girl without powers to do? Get ready for a ripper of a murder mystery full of romance and intrigue, where magic potions bubble, passions spark and vampires are definitely not your friend.

    Azeezat says: "excellent new series (hopefully!)"
    "excellent new series (hopefully!)"
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    These days, I rarely buy a new book without reading others' reviews. I had hopes for the book after reading the reviews and I must say, I wasn't disappointed.

    The story is simple, yet woven with undercurrents of complexity. The pace is fast, but not a 'race'. The characters are a mix of dark, gritty and normal folks.

    The main characters are truly well developed (some comments about Cassie made me think she might come across as a blithering temperamental young adult) and instead, are true to their nature /age /disposition.

    I honestly can't wait to get my hands on the sequel and might even go ahead and buy it in paperback format if audible doesn't have it in time!

    High praise for both author and narrator, who made the experience quite enjoyable.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • To Kill a Warlock: Dulcie O'Neil, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By H. P. Mallory
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (326)
    Performance
    (296)
    Story
    (296)

    Dulcie O’Neil is a fairy. And not the type to frolic in gardens. She’s a Regulator - a law-enforcement agent who monitors the creatures of the Netherworld to keep them from wreaking havoc in the mortal world. When a warlock is murdered and Dulcie was the last person to see him alive, she must uncover the truth before she’s either deported back to the Netherworld, or she becomes the next victim. Enter Knight Vander, a sinfully attractive investigator sent from the Netherworld to work the case with Dulcie.

    Amazon Customer says: "Engaging, but sometimes frustrating"
    "an okay read"
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    I found the heroine -Dolce -a bit retarded. One or two stupid moments are allowable in a heroine, but a number of stupid moments? Got too irritating....

    An okay read overall, but not sure it's enough to propel me into the series.....the Barbie-looking cover picture may be more apt than I would have believed....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Glass Souls

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Michaela August
    • Narrated By Kathleen Brown
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    One Protector, wounded and broken in spirit in the ensuing massacre, spends decades searching desperately for the reincarnations of his loved ones. But his Seer's Eyes have been blinded, so he cannot recognize their auras. He meets a Crusader in Egypt who might be his reincarnated wife. To be certain, he must taste the young knight's blood to read his past-life memories. However, this act uncovers a deadly secret that rocks the foundations of his world.

    Lori Pirri says: "Intriguing Story - Terrible Narration"
    "good story, bad narrator"
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    Story has potential to be really good, but the narrator is simply too awful! I've had to listen at 1.5x narration speed, just to get the pace at a normal reading speed. Her inflections are terrible and the cadence of her reading is just plain awful - makes it difficult to figure out punctuation and whether she is at the start or end of a sentence!

    Such a bad narrator makes it really difficult to follow what really is a good storyline - too jarring. Would consider buying the book as an ebook, just to be able to read and enjoy the book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Purpose: Soul Savers, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Kristie Cook
    • Narrated By Erin Mallon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Lost in despair, Alexis teeters on the edge of an abyss, her lifeline of hope fraying into a thin thread. If it snaps, she'll plunge into complete darkness. With the help of her son and her writing, she's been able to hold on. Until now. Erratic impulses, disturbing delusions and her own demonic blood threaten her sanity. When she's forced to choose between hanging onto hope or letting go to serve her Amadis purposes, she faces a decision with inconceivable sacrifices.

    Azeezat says: "good read, but not as good as the first"
    "good read, but not as good as the first"
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    I really enjoyed book 1 of the series and really looked forward to this 2nd book. However, I found a good portion of it unnecessarily wordy. Halfway through and towards the end, I kept wondering: how many ways will one sentence or emotion be spun on and on! It seems several paragraphs were used to describe what half a sentence would usually do. I actually got annoyed and irritated a few times. Towards the end, I just wanted it to finish.
    However, it is still a good book, while not as enchanting as the first one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Best of All Possible Worlds

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Karen Lord
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (33)

    A proud and reserved alien society finds its homeland destroyed in an unprovoked act of aggression, and the survivors have no choice but to reach out to the indigenous humanoids of their adopted world, to whom they are distantly related. They wish to preserve their cherished way of life but come to discover that in order to preserve their culture, they may have to change it forever. Now a man and a woman from these two clashing societies must work together to save this vanishing race—and end up uncovering ancient mysteries with far-reaching ramifications.

    Azeezat says: "amazing!!!"
    "amazing!!!"
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    I read 'redemption in indigo' sometime back and was captivated by Lord's writing style and Miles's narration. So when I came across this book, I was really looking forward to listening and even bought the book before I read the reviews. After reading some of the reviews, I must admit to being put off, but, I went back and listened to redemption in indigo, to remind myself why I liked Lord's unique narrative style and vivid imagination and plucked the courage to dive into this one.
    Let's just say - wow! Definitely ranks in with the "unputdowenable"s" for me.

    The world created for her characters, the style, the depiction, the mental stimulation - just does it for me. While I do enjoy all manner of romance, sci-fi, fantasy etc, I really enjoyed this unique take on romance that doesn't have to get bawdy (although nothing against a good dash of bawdiness!) and yet, delivers more with a look and a touch, that convey so much more! The narrator (Miles) did a really bang up job of portraying the characters truly.

    I wouldn't be surprised to find out Lord herself is a descendant of some "Tishune" herself!
    Really masterful story crafting and weaving. Can't wait for her next one!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Modern Witch: A Modern Witch, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Debora Geary
    • Narrated By Martha Harmon Pardee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (720)
    Performance
    (653)
    Story
    (669)

    Lauren is downtown Chicago's youngest elite realtor. She's also a witch. She must be - the fetching spell for Witches' Chat isn't supposed to make mistakes. So says the woman who coded the spell, at least. The tall, dark, and handsome guy sent to assess her is a witch too (and no, that doesn't end the way you might think). What he finds in Lauren will change lives, mess with a perfectly good career, and require lots of ice cream therapy.

    Paige says: "I'm not baby crazy enough for this"
    "Oh wow!!!"
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    I just finished listening to the book and i must say - oh wow!!
    At first, it was quite slow and a bit...mundane? then the pace picked up and the storyline got more interesting. The last few chapters were 'unputdownable' for me (so much so, i skipped a cocktail party just to stay in and finish!)
    The characters were a bit confusing at first and perhaps even a little staid, but as the story gained momentum, they sparked to life, and had you waiting to see what the next twist would be - kept getting a curveball!
    I definitely recommend the book - it's romantic without being too sweet, has alot of fun moments (I especially like the character of Irvine - boy witch genius). It's a light read without being fluffy and puts a warm glow in your heart (without being syrupy mind you!).
    The narrator was great and I loved the different voices she portrayed for the various characters. definitely moving on to book 2 now....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow of Death: Blood Bound, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Amy Blankenship, R. K. Melton
    • Narrated By K. B. Stanford
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Within the heart of the Demon War nothing can be taken for granted as it sends the destinies of those involved into a most dangerous and seductive form of chaos. One man finds out that strangers can collide in the dark for a moment of blinding passion, only to be separated by the cold hand of fate without even a name to help in his hunt for her. Another man will find that when the Shadow of Death becomes a stalker, the most seductive of enemies can quickly become his strongest ally...even if it's against his will.

    Azeezat says: "Good read - a little predictable though"
    "Good read - a little predictable though"
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    when i first started reading the series, i was always looking forward to the next installment, but now, it is starting to get a bit......predictable i guess. one gets the feeling there is ALWAYS going to be a next installment!
    Despite being a fan of sagas etc, i realise this series might be over for me, especially when i strated getting confused about characters' names and how they are relevant to the current tale - way too many characters!
    K.B.Stanford's voice is another issue - quite annoying to be honest - but it's saying something when i tell you it's not the worst i've come across on audible - to put it bluntly, it's bad, but not so bad you need to talk yourself into having the courage to continue with the book.
    All in all, still a good read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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