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  • The Isis Collar: Blood Singer Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Cat Adams
    • Narrated By Arika Escalona
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (130)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (116)

    Celia Graves was once an ordinary human, but those days are long gone. Now she strives to maintain her sanity and her soul while juggling both vampire abilities and the powers of a Siren. Warned of a magical "bomb" at a local elementary school, Celia forces an evacuation. Oddly, the explosion seems to have no effect, puzzling both Celia and the FBI. Two weeks later, a strangely persistent bruise on Celia's leg turns out to be the first sign of a magical zombie plague.

    Ann says: "Nice Storyline Poor Narrator"
    "Nice Storyline Poor Narrator"
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    Story
    Would you try another book from Cat Adams and/or Arika Escalona?

    Yes to Cat Adams, I will try to avoid Arika.


    How could the performance have been better?

    It is hard to tell thoughts from speech, and multiple character scenes become a muddle of who is speaking.


    Was The Isis Collar worth the listening time?

    I almost gave up on the audiobook and switched to the book multiple times. If I didn't have a long commute, I would have.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Frost Burned: Mercy Thompson, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2614)
    Performance
    (2396)
    Story
    (2409)

    Mercy Thompson's life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman - the charismatic Alpha of the local werewolf pack - has made her a stepmother to his daughter, Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy's life. But on the edges of humanity, what passes for a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more.... After an accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and Jesse can't reach Adam - or anyone else in the pack for that matter. They've all been abducted.....

    ShySusan says: "One of the best urban fantasy series"
    "Another strong installment in the series"
    Overall
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    Story
    Have you listened to any of Lorelei King’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I just listened to Evanovich's Not. 19 - and it really reduced my enjoyment of this story. The voices were not unique to this title - and hearing Adam's voice the same as Ranger's reduced my enjoyment. Additionally it was difficult to tell the vampires apart and the accent chosen was too Dracula.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Eye: Pennies for the Ferryman

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Jim Bernheimer
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (530)
    Performance
    (493)
    Story
    (497)

    "My name is Mike Ross. I'm a Ferryman. I help people with ghost problems, or ghosts with people problems. Funny thing, no one ever helps me with my problems. Civil War ghosts bent on killing me, Skinwalkers who just want my body, and a vindictive spirit linked both to my bloodline and my destiny... It turns out the dead still hold a good deal of influence over the world, and they don't want to give it up. I'm in way over my head. Fortunately, I'm too stubborn to quit."

    Teresa says: "Keep your iron tools handy."
    "If you like Jim Butcher, try this Jim!"
    Overall
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    Story
    If you could sum up Dead Eye: Pennies for the Ferryman in three words, what would they be?

    Supernatural DryHumor Modern


    What other book might you compare Dead Eye: Pennies for the Ferryman to and why?

    It has the dry humor and less nonsense of Dresden, or Briggs.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    The book is broken into episodes - rather than chapters - so waiting and listening to the next part seems to make it a bit better. The important bits are highlighted again in the next episode, so it is closer to an anthology of novellas.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Angels' Blood: Guild Hunter, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Nalini Singh
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1699)
    Performance
    (1305)
    Story
    (1307)

    Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux knows she is the best - but she does not know if even she is good enough for this job. Hired by the dangerously beautiful archangel Raphael, a being so lethal that no mortal wants his attention, Elena knows failure is not an option---even if the task is impossible. Because this time, it's not a wayward vamp she has to track. It's an archangel gone bad.

    Meghan says: "Hot, very hot."
    "Disappointing"
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    Story
    What disappointed you about Angels' Blood?

    Halfway in and I really didn't care to learn more about the characters. And the narrator was off-putting in the reading of the details. While reading characters she was fine, but the descriptive scenes had a burr to the voice...


    What was most disappointing about Nalini Singh’s story?

    That the character seemed to be in a world where she had no power and was resigned to it, only trying to keep her friends from being killed too.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She sounded condescending at times.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I kept thinking it would get better... Perhaps if the uber-supernaturals weren't "Angels" and "Archangels" that sound more like demons...


    Any additional comments?

    Return

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Downpour: Greywalker, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Kat Richardson
    • Narrated By Mia Barron
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (211)
    Performance
    (185)
    Story
    (183)

    Kat Richardson’s New York Times best-selling Greywalker novels star one of the genre’s most fascinating—and fan-favorite—heroines: PI Harper Blaine. In her sixth adventure, Harper travels to the Olympic Peninsula for a pre-trial investigation. There she meets the spirit of a man who claims he was murdered. Harper’s search for answers leads her to a resort the locals call Blood Lake. A malevolent power lurks beneath its frosty waters....

    Tracey says: "Another excellent entry in the Greywalker series"
    "Second half audio had issues on my player"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Issues with my player led to a return.


    What didn’t you like about Mia Barron’s performance?

    Male voices are too nasal. Pacing change near the second half.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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