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  • River Marked: Mercy Thompson, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2358)
    Performance
    (1604)
    Story
    (1606)

    Car mechanic Mercy Thompson has always known there was something different about her, and not just the way she can make a VW engine sit up and beg. Mercy is a shapeshifter, a talent she inherited from her long-gone father. She's never known any others of her kind. Until now.

    Yuriko says: "Love it"
    "Not my favorite of the series"
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    This was actually my least favorite of the Mercy books. I was so looking forward to it too. It took a long time for the story to build to any action, and then it was just over. I missed the interaction of the main characters with the rest of the pack, and the wedding was over before it even began. The chemistry between Mercy and Adam didn't seem to be there as much. I actually just wanted it to be over and hope the next is much much better. :(

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Tangled: The Tangled Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Emma Chase
    • Narrated By Sebastian York
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (752)
    Performance
    (708)
    Story
    (708)

    Drew Evans is handsome and arrogant, he makes multimillion dollar business deals and seduces New York’s most beautiful women with just a smile. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed? He’ll tell you he has the flu. But we all know that’s not really true. Katherine Brooks is brilliant, beautiful and ambitious. When Kate is hired as the new associate at Drew’s father’s investment banking firm, every aspect of the dashing playboy’s life is thrown into a tailspin.

    Jordy says: "Think Wallbanger meets Beautiful Bastard...."
    "Brilliant, Hilarious, Sexy!"
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    Emma Chase was wise to start the book out the way she did. Otherwise, I might not have wanted to give the main character a chance to "explain" himself. But he won me over in the first chapter! This story was wicked funny and the reader did a wonderful job! I can not wait for book 2!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Submerging

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Shana Norris
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Sixteen years ago, Sailor Mooring’s mother dove into the Atlantic Ocean and was never seen again. Now, Sailor is following her mother’s long swim to find answers to the questions that have haunted her life: Why did her mother leave? And what really happened the night Sailor’s father died? Callum Murchadh has spent the last five years banished from his home and his people. At 19, he now lives a human life in the northern islands of Scotland, where maintaining a quiet existence is crucial to keeping his secrets hidden.

    Ck says: "Slow going..."
    "Slow going..."
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    I enjoyed the first book of this series but this second book seemed to drag on and on, only getting interesting in the last hour. Then, just as I was beginning to enjoy the story, it was over. I will probably listen to the next book in hopes that it is better than the 2nd. The best part of this was the narrator, Amanda Ronconi. She was wonderful, as always.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Surfacing

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Shana Norris
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    16-year-old Mara Westray has just lost her mother, and now, being shipped off to live with the father she doesn’t know is not how she imagined grieving. She's already counting down the days until she turns 18 and can leave the tiny island of Swans Landing. But from the moment she steps off the ferry, nothing is as ordinary as it looks. As she tries to unravel the events that led to her mom fleeing the island 16 years ago, Mara finds that the biggest secret of all is only the beginning.

    Ck says: "OK Young Adult series"
    "OK Young Adult series"
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    While not the best series I have listened to, the story line was unique and entertaining. The narrator was, as always, fantastic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wicked Kiss: Nightwatchers, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Michelle Rowen
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (72)

    I used to be ordinary Samantha Day, but that's changed. Now, after one dark kiss from a dangerous boy, I can steal someone's soul…or their life. If I give in to the constant hunger inside me, I hurt anyone I kiss. If I don't…I hurt myself. Bishop is the one whose kiss I crave most, but if I kiss him, I'll kill him. Then there's another boy, one I can't hurt. One whose kiss seems to miraculously quell my hunger.

    Marjorie says: "What do you mean there are only 2 books!"
    "If you liked book one, book two is worth a credit"
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    The plot was overly complicated and drawn out a bit, but still enjoyable. I just felt like towards the end I wanted it to hurry up and be over. A lot of the plot was predictable. This is kind of a second rate Darynda Jones book as the story lines are sooo similar. But Darynda Jones does a better job. (see Death and the Girl Next Door)

    That being said, I still thought it was a good read and worth a credit, especially if you enjoyed book one.

    The narrator definetely makes this story a great listen. She is one of my favorites!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Death, Doom, and Detention

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Darynda Jones
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (148)
    Performance
    (133)
    Story
    (132)

    The normal part of Lorelei MacAlister's life didn’t just slip away quietly the day Jared Kovach came to town. Nope. The normal part of her life shattered. It exploded. It burst into a gazillion shards of fleeting light. It went out with a bang. Goodbye normal. Hello dark and eerie. While her best friend, Brooklyn, is focusing all of her energy on helping Lorelei hone her abilities, Lorelei is dealing with the reality that Satan's second in command has taken up residence inside her body. Oh, and the fact that she has a crush on the Angel of Death.

    Hassan says: "Another great series from a Great Author"
    "Fantastic! Can't wait for the next book!"
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    Where does Death, Doom, and Detention rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Darynda Jones is by far one of my favorite authors and this book exceeded my expectations.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love the dynamic between Cameron and Jared.


    What about Lorelei King’s performance did you like?

    I love everything abut Lorelei King's performance! I don't know how she has time to voice so many of my favorite books, but I am very glad she does!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed out loud quite a few times.


    Any additional comments?

    The only bad part about the book was that it ended. I am really looking forward to the next one and I don't know if I can wait until OCTOBER! :(

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Kiss

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Michelle Rowen
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (201)
    Performance
    (189)
    Story
    (191)

    Smart, über-careful, ordinary Samantha - that's me. But I just couldn't pass up a surprise kiss from my number one unattainable crush. A kiss that did something to me…something strange. Now I feel hungry all the time, but not for food. It's like part of me is missing - and I don't know if I can get it back. Then there's Bishop. At first I thought he was just a street kid, but the secrets he's keeping are as intense as his unearthly blue eyes. If he's what I think he is, he may be the only one who can help me.

    louise says: "Such a great narrator!"
    "New take on paranormal for Young Adult"
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    If you could sum up Dark Kiss in three words, what would they be?

    Angels, Demons & Grays


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dark Kiss?

    When the main characters finally kissed, and the repercussions of that.


    What does Amanda Ronconi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I LOVE Amanda Ronconi! She could read the phone book and make is sound great!


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

    I did look forward to getting back to the story.


    Any additional comments?

    The ending was a little abrupt and obviously continues on in another book, but it would have been nice to get a little more in this first book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Spots

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Melissa F. Olson
    • Narrated By Amy McFadden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (343)
    Performance
    (313)
    Story
    (310)

    When LA’s vampires, witches, and werewolves make a mess, they call Scarlett Bernard to clean it up. Her ability as a null erases all magical traces from anything — or anyone — that comes within ten feet of her, and keeps humans in the dark about the city’s paranormal activity. One night when she’s called to a grisly crime scene, Scarlett is spied by the all-too-human LAPD cop Jesse Cruz, who strikes up a deal with her: he’ll keep quiet about the supernatural underworld if she helps him crack the case. She agrees, but the city’s chief vampire, Dash, starts to suspect Scarlett is behind the murders and will reveal all she knows of his shadowy empire. Now it’ll take more than Scarlett’s unique abilities to clear her name, keep the underworld underground, and track down the real killer.

    Maria White says: "Entertaining Urban Fantasy"
    "New and interesting take on the paranormal!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Dead Spots the most enjoyable?

    This book was a wonderful new view on the paranormal. I loved how the author wove back and forth between the past and present, giving us bits and pieces of the main character's background. Very well done.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I found the relationship between the main character and the two men in her life intriguing and I look forward to seeing how it progresses.


    What does Amy McFadden bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    It took me a couple of chapters to get used to the reader, but she really made the characters come alive, and now I can't imagine it being read by anyone else.


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

    I couldn't wait to get back to it each day!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Bite With a Stranger: The Others Series

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Christine Warren
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (188)
    Performance
    (163)
    Story
    (163)

    When Regina's friends insist on setting her up a "Fantasy Fix" to help her get over her cheating ex, she dreams up some kinky out-of-this-world encounters that they could never possibly bring to life. But the next thing Regina knows, her friends have got her laced into a shiny black corset, tight leather pants, and a sexy pair of stilettos. It's time for some downtown vampire-fantasy fun...

    Erin says: "Don't judge the entire Others series by Book 1"
    "Way too much "romance""
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    I am surprised this isn't listed under erotica! Once you get past the sex scene that lasts SIX CHAPTERS, (I kid you not) the story isn't too bad. Bbut seriously, six chapters? Way too much for me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dying Bites: Bloodhound Files, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By D. D. Barant
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (230)
    Performance
    (201)
    Story
    (202)

    Her job description is the "tracking and apprehension of mentally-fractured killers". What this really means in FBI profiler Jace Valchek's brave new world - one in which only one percent of the population is human - is that a woman's work is never done. And real is getting stranger every day. Jace has been ripped from her reality by David Cassius, the vampire head of the NSA. He knows that she's the best there is in the business, and David needs her help in solving a series of gruesome murders of vampires and werewolves.

    K says: "Not a yawner!"
    "Just a little too strange for my tastes"
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    While the narrator was wonderful and the writer talented, I just couldn't get into the characters in this book. I felt that the differences/similarities between the dimensions were not different enough in some cases, but the things that were very different just seemed odd. I just found myself not really caring what happened to the main character and felt she made really bad choices.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Secondhand Spirits: A Witchcraft Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Juliet Blackwell
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (479)
    Performance
    (453)
    Story
    (446)

    Lily Ivory hopes for a normal life when she opens Aunt Cora's Closet. With her magical knack for vintage fashion - she can sense vibrations of the past from clothing and jewelry - her store becomes a big hit. But when a client is murdered and children start disappearing from the Bay Area, Lily may be the only one who can unravel the crime.

    Sherry says: "Witches and fashion - what's not to like!"
    "Interesting storyline, needs a better narrator"
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    I agree with past reviews that this story started out very slowly. A bit too much descriptive writing about the scenery and not enough about the characters, but it does pick up midway through the book. The narrator was very hard to get used to. She has a very wispy voice and every sentence just trails off..... Once the story started to pick up I was able to get past the voice, but I am not sure if I will go to the next book in the series if it is the same reader.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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