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Elizabeth

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  • Backfire: FBI Thriller #16

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Catherine Coulter
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen, Deanna Hurst
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (626)
    Performance
    (529)
    Story
    (536)

    San Francisco judge Ramsey Hunt, longtime friend to FBI agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich, begins the murder trial of Clive and Cindy Cahill only to have federal prosecutor Mickey O’Rourke, known for his relentless, aggressive style, suddenly turn tentative and distracted. Hunt suspects that something is very wrong — and then O’Rourke goes missing, and Judge Hunt gets shot in the back.

    Jaime says: "Still great at 16."
    "Disappointing"
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    This one was a real disappointment. The story was unnecessarily complicated and frankly a bit boring compared to other books in this "series". The narration was also a definite disappointment. I admit I am not a fan of multiple narrators for one book and I found it distracting in this book. The male narrator in particular was very annoying, using exaggerated accents and overly babyish voices. The Tommy Lee Jones impression for one of the main male characters was particularly annoying. Overall, I'd say skip this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9528)
    Performance
    (8492)
    Story
    (8467)

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

    Chris says: "Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the"
    "Who can resist an irreverent Irish hero/druid?"
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    I stumbled upon this series with the sale on "First Books in a Series" and I am so glad. The writing is fast and funny. The hero is a smart ass and so is his dog. Some of the best dialog is between Atticus and his Irish wolfhound Oberon. The narration is very well done, flowing seamlessly over hard to pronounce Irish and Polish names. Kevin Hearne has done a remarkable job writing a fresh, engaging and funny new Fantasy series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Discovery of Witches

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9101)
    Performance
    (6629)
    Story
    (6668)

    Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

    Barbara says: "A feast for the mind and imagination"
    "Wonderful!"
    Overall

    I enjoyed this book so much that I plan to listen to it again very soon. At the beginning I wasn't too thrilled with the narrator, but either she gets more animated as the book goes on or I just became accustomed to her style. The story is fun and interesting, a different take on vampires and witches. I hope the author plans to write a sequel. If you enjoy reading fantasy and romance, I don't think you will be disappointed.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Charlie Bone and the Beast

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated By Simon Jones
    Overall
    (120)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (56)

    Something strange is happening at Bloor's Academy. Asa, one of the endowed students who changes into a beast at dusk, has suddenly gone missing, and a new endowed student named Dagbert Endless has enrolled. When Dagbert is seen hanging around with Manfred Bloor, Charlie is sure the pair is up to something wicked. With the help of the Flames, can Charlie and his friends rescue Asa before it's too late?

    Judith says: "Very entertaining, well written."
    "Poorly narrated"
    Overall

    After listening to the previous Charlie Bone books narrated wonderfully by Simon Russell Beale, I was very disappointed to discover that this book and the one following have a new narrator. The narrator sounds rather depressing and the whole effect is a rather irritating and boring listening experience.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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