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Zulu

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193
REVIEWS
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FOLLOWING
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FOLLOWERS
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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • Storm Born: Dark Swan, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Richelle Mead
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1045)
    Performance
    (698)
    Story
    (704)

    Eugenie Markham is a powerful shaman who does a brisk trade banishing spirits and fey who cross into the mortal world. Mercenary, yes, but a girl's got to eat. Her most recent case, however, is enough to ruin her appetite. Hired to find a teenager who has been taken to the Otherworld, Eugenie comes face to face with a startling prophecy - one that uncovers dark secrets about her past and claims that Eugenie's first-born will threaten the future of the world as she knows it.

    Leesa says: "Good Listen."
    "Will not continue series"
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    The story was interesting enough and I enjoyed the characters but after reading the summaries of the other three books in the series and some of the reviews it doesn't sound like a series that I want to continue listening to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Necromancer

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Pamela M. Richter
    • Narrated By Gregory Salinas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Michelle was brutally attacked in her locked hotel room in Las Vegas. The police didn't believe her and thought she must have lured a man up to her hotel room for a little sexual adventure, which went dangerously out of control. Michelle sustained visible scars from the terrifying and almost lethal attack, but pure fear motivated the move from her home in California to Hawaii. She's scared her attacker will come back. She's sure the next time he'll kill her.

    Zulu says: "So-so"
    "So-so"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No idea.


    Has The Necromancer turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    The leading character was too irritating for me. She wouldn't listen to good advice so she got in trouble, of course. A guy gives her bad vibes but yet she's still thinking of having a fling with him as her first foray back into being close to men again after being brutally raped. There were also several descriptions of the black magic that I didn't care for.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Magic Strikes: Kate Daniels, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Ilona Andrews
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1452)
    Performance
    (984)
    Story
    (995)

    Drafted into working for the Order of Merciful Aid, mercenary Kate Daniels has more paranormal problems than she knows what to do with. But when Kate's werewolf friend Derek is discovered nearly dead, she must confront her greatest challenge yet. As her investigation leads her to the Midnight Games---an invitation-only, no-holds-barred, ultimate preternatural fighting tournament---she and Curran, the Beast Lord, uncover a dark plot that may forever alter the face of Atlanta's shapeshifting community.

    BlueMtn says: "Fantastic Listen!!"
    "Lots of blood and gore"
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    Would you try another book from Ilona Andrews and/or Renée Raudman?

    Yes


    Would you be willing to try another book from Ilona Andrews? Why or why not?

    Yes. I already have.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The narrator was easy to listen to, but I think she got a little over-dramatic in some places.


    Did Magic Strikes inspire you to do anything?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    There was a lot of fighting in this one so be prepared for a lot of blood and gore.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lightning

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3801)
    Performance
    (2219)
    Story
    (2231)

    A storm struck on the night Laura Shane was born, and there was a strangeness about the weather that people would remember for years. But even more mysterious was the blond-haired stranger who appeared out of nowhere - the man who saved Laura from a fatal delivery. Years later - after another bolt of lightning - the stranger returned.

    Barry says: "One of Koontz' best, entirely enjoyable."
    "Everyone needs a guardian angel"
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    This is a hard book to review because you don't want to give anything away. At almost every pivotal point in Laura's life where she's threatened with harm there's lightning and then a strange man appears. As the book goes on you learn of Laura's life and the happiness and pain she endures and you eventually start learning who the stranger really is. The characters are well developed and you also get a little history lesson.

    The narrator did a great job and added a lot to the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Trade: Jane Yellowrock, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Faith Hunter
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1123)
    Performance
    (1014)
    Story
    (1012)

    The Master of Natchez, Mississippi has a nasty problem on his hands. Rogue vampires - those who follow the Naturaleza and believe that humans should be nothing more than prey to be hunted - are terrorizing his city. Luckily, he knows the perfect skinwalker to call in to take back the streets. But what he doesn’t tell Jane is that there’s something different about these vamps. Something that makes them harder to kill - even for a pro like Jane.

    Amazon Customer says: "Wow, Jane does it again!"
    "Favorite One So Far"
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    I enjoy a series where the main character grows and develops as has happened in this one. All the characters are well developed and you learn more and more about them as the series continues. In this one we got to learn about witches and a new generation of vampires that are a lot harder to kill and have developed new immunities and characteristics - and naturally not the good kind. There's also the developing relationships between Jane, Eli, Ricky Bo and Bruiser, plus you learn a little more of Jane's early years.

    The narrator did a fantastic job like usual.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bloodring: Rogue Mage, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Faith Hunter
    • Narrated By Natalie Gold
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (421)
    Performance
    (300)
    Story
    (299)

    In a near-future world, seraphs and demons fight a never-ending battle. But a new species of mage has arisen. Thorn St. Croix is no ordinary neo-mage. Nearly driven insane by her powers, she has escaped the confines of the Enclaves and now lives among humans. When her ex-husband is kidnapped, Thorn must risk revealing her true identity to save him.

    pewter says: "Bloodring Redux"
    "Too wordy and descriptive"
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    I like Ms. Hunter's Yellowrock series but I'm afraid I'll have to pass on continuing this series. I most likely missed a lot of the book because there were way too many words of desription in between segments of action so the mind would drift and I didn't care to rewind to see what I had missed while the mind drifted. I did enjoy the spell gone wrong part with the hens and roosters. That was pretty funny.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fatal Judgment

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Irene Hannon
    • Narrated By Brian Hutchinson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (64)

    RITA Award winner Irene Hannon has also won the Holt Medallion and the Daphne du Maurier Award for her romantic suspense. U.S. Marshal Jake Taylor loathes guarding federal judge Liz Michaels. How can he protect the coldhearted workaholic who drove herlate husband, Jake’s best friend, to suicide? But as he gets to know Liz better, his heart—and her life—are soon in danger.

    Jennifer says: "Great book, needs better narration..."
    "Inspirational romance story"
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    I'm not sure which category this book was listed under but it's more of an inspirational story than a mystery. It's also a slow romance book. There were religious undertones, conversations and thoughts. That having been said it wasn't too overwhelming and if you like slow, clean, getting to know you romances with a little bit of excitement and action (no sex and the violence was low-key since it is an inspirational book) you would like this book. It jumps back and forth between different characters thoughts of what was happening at the moment or what had happened in the past that brought everyone to the crossroads they were at. The characters are well-developed and fleshed out.

    Looking over the reviews I saw a lot of complaints of the narrator but I didn't think he was that bad. I actually liked his voice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Death Perception: Psychic Eye Mysteries, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Victoria Laurie
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Michaels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (434)
    Performance
    (344)
    Story
    (342)

    It took a while for Abby Coopers FBI agent boyfriend, Dutch Rivers, to accept her psychic gifts as the real deal. But these days he knows better than to question Abby's visions. So when his favorite cousin Chase is kidnapped in Vegas, they both catch the next flight to Sin City.

    JEAN says: "go abbey"
    "Least favorite so far"
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    I've listened to several books in this series and this one is my least favorite so far, probably because Dutch didn't have much of a role maybe. I did enjoy the interaction between Abby, Candace and the over-the-top Cat but the rest of the story seemed to be lacking something, maybe too many close calls. It seemed no matter what they did the bad guy seemed to find them quickly so off they go again. At least the bad guy was a surprise.

    The narrator could have been a lot better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fire and Ice: A Liam Campbell Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (488)
    Performance
    (423)
    Story
    (419)

    In this mystery series by Dana Stabenow, the Edgar Award-winning author returns to the Alaskan setting she's famous for, with a wonderful character - state trooper Liam Campbell. Liam's just been transferred from Anchorage to the small fishing village of Newenham, Alaska - where a local pilot seems to have lost his head.

    Dr. Daniel Chapman says: "A quick heads up!"
    "Okay mystery"
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    The story starts out pretty intensely. A demoted State trooper is on his way to his new post in Alaska. When he gets there he gets off the plane in the middle of a crime scene. A man's head had been removed by a plane's propeller. The State trooper that was stationed there turns it over to Liam and without really briefing Liam on the job gets on the plane and leaves. Liam is thrust into one situation after another without having time to change into his uniform or even finding a place to live.

    After the beginning the story sort of goes downhill. The description of Alaska and what it took to be a herring spotter were interesting but the rest of the story was kind of lame.

    There was one reviewer who did a pretty good analysis of the book which I would have to agree with. Liam doesn't like himself so it's hard for us to like him.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs: Jane Jameson, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5614)
    Performance
    (4322)
    Story
    (4331)

    Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children's librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed $25 in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that's sure to become Half Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she's mistaken for a deer, shot, and left for dead.

    Sandra Ross says: "Laugh-out Loud Funny"
    "More fun in Half Moon Hollow"
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    Jane is unexpectedly turned into a vampire when she's mistaken for a deer on the side of the road and shot by a drunk. A stranger she met at the bar had been following her to make sure she got home all right but unfortunately not close enough to prevent the accident. The stranger just happens to be a vampire and to save her life he turns her.

    Like so many in Half Moon Hollow Jane is full of sarcasm and humor trying to adjust to her new lifestyle without revealing the change in her status to family and friends. There's also a good mystery of trying to figure out who is out to get her. The ghost of her favorite recently deceased aunt was also a nice touch and added some very funny moments to the story.

    If you want to listen to something to pick up your spirits this one would be a good one to try.

    The narrator also did a great job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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