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Oma

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  • Whispers Under Ground: Peter Grant, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated By Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (428)
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    (395)
    Story
    (391)

    It begins with a dead body at the far end of Baker Street tube station, all that remains of American exchange student James Gallagher - and the victim's wealthy, politically powerful family is understandably eager to get to the bottom of the gruesome murder. The trouble is, the bottom - if it exists at all - is deeper and more unnatural than anyone suspects...except, that is, for London constable and sorcerer's apprentice Peter Grant.

    Nancy J says: "Just Keeps Getting Better"
    "who writes these summaries?"
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    because they clearly dont read the book first! really dont like looking for things mentioned in the 'summary' that never happen. this book is super even so.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Curtsies & Conspiracies: Finishing School, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Moira Quirk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (312)
    Performance
    (296)
    Story
    (294)

    Sophronia's first year at Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality has certainly been rousing! For one thing, finishing school is training her to be a spy. Furthermore, Sophronia got mixed up in an intrigue over a stolen device and had a cheese pie thrown at her in a most horrid display of poor manners. Now, as she sneaks around the dirigible school, eavesdropping on the teachers' quarters, she learns that there may be more to a school trip to London than is apparent at first.

    David says: "Gail Carriger is truly an author of Quality!"
    "Saphronia shines"
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    loved the story, love the reader. I wish Ms Carriger would write faster... I can hardly wait to see what happend next.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Husband Trap

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Tracy Anne Warren
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (975)
    Performance
    (756)
    Story
    (761)

    Winner of a RITA, a National Readers’ Choice Award, the HOLT Medallion, and the Golden Quill, New York Times best-selling author Tracy Anne Warren is among the most acclaimed and popular Regency romance storytellers. In The Husband Trap, the reserved Lady Violet Brantford agrees to swap identities with her vivacious sister. Before she knows it, she’s married to the Duke of Raeburn, who finds himself pleasantly surprised with his charming new wife.

    SIMARA says: "Passionate and emotional narration..."
    "good read"
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    I don't usually read romances and this is a most improbable plot. But I really enjoyed it... the characters are likeable, the sex is steamy without being vulgar, and while the plot is both improbable and predicable it is very engaging. I will probably get the rest when I have extra credits... it there such a thing?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Magic Rises

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Ilona Andrews
    • Narrated By Renee Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (776)
    Performance
    (707)
    Story
    (713)

    Mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate, Curran, the Beast Lord, are struggling to solve a heartbreaking crisis. Unable to control their beasts, many of the Pack’s shape-shifting children fail to survive to adulthood. While there is a medicine that can help, the secret to its making is closely guarded by the European packs, and there’s little available in Atlanta. Kate can’t bear to watch innocents suffer, but the solution she and Curran have found threatens to be even more painful. The European shape-shifters who once outmaneuvered the Beast Lord have asked him to arbitrate a dispute - and they’ll pay him in medicine.

    Vinity says: "Wow!"
    "best in the series"
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    Like all these books... love Simone! This is one of the best as the characters are growing up into their relationships.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carnal Machines: Steampunk Erotica

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By D. L. King
    • Narrated By Basil Longfellow, Tatiana Sokolov
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    The Victorians wrote some of the best and most enduring erotica. For such a tightly-laced age, people spent a lot of time thinking about things carnal. Jules Verne, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Mary Shelley, H.G. Wells, et al enthralled us with their visions of new possibilities. The rich and slightly decadent visuals of the steam age lend themselves perfectly to the new carnality of post-punk era. And, of course, what is repressed will be even more exciting once the corset is unlaced.

    Bonnie says: "If you like Steampunk Erotica.....then"
    "so naughty!"
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    i wish audible would let one hide such books with a plain brown cover. i dont want my husband to know i own such wicked works.. it might give him ideas. on the other hand...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Moon Over Soho: Peter Grant, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated By Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (525)
    Performance
    (480)
    Story
    (480)

    Body and soul. The song. That's what London constable and sorcerer's apprentice Peter Grant first notices when he examines the corpse of Cyrus Wilkins, part-time jazz drummer and full-time accountant, who dropped dead of a heart attack while playing a gig at Soho's 606 Club. The notes of the old jazz standard are rising from the body - a sure sign that something about the man's death was not at all natural but instead supernatural. Body and soul - they're also what Peter will risk as he investigates a pattern of similar deaths in and around Soho.

    Tango says: "Very Entertaining"
    "even better than the first!"
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    and the first was wonderful. the reader really nails the voices... listening is even better than reading it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Midnight Riot: Peter Grant, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated By Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (956)
    Performance
    (860)
    Story
    (862)

    Probationary constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London's Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he'll face is a paper cut. But Peter's prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. Peter's ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale....

    Nancy J says: "I LOVE this Book!"
    "why do these sales cost me so much?"
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    because some series are so damned good you have to buy the whole lot even though only the first is on sale. In these books the only thing better than the"world" is the reader who makes the characters into instant friends I want to spend more time with these people.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • How to Train Your Dragon

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Cressida Cowell
    • Narrated By David Tennant
    Overall
    (350)
    Performance
    (269)
    Story
    (266)

    Hiccup was a truly extraordinary Viking Hero, Warrior chieftain,awesome sword-fighter and amateur naturalist. He was known throughout Vikingdom as 'the Dragon Whisperer' on account of his power over these terrifying beasts. But it wasn't always like that.

    Hazel says: "Brilliant car-trip entertainment"
    "get this version"
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    What made the experience of listening to How to Train Your Dragon the most enjoyable?

    The other reader is good but Tennant is better. While this one is shorter and "abridged" it is read faster and seems to be missing nothing. Indeed the songs are better!


    Any additional comments?

    Better than the movie, these books are addictive! Wait til you meet Camakasi!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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