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  • Found: The Missing, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Margaret Peterson Haddix
    • Narrated By Chris Sorensen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (211)
    Performance
    (163)
    Story
    (163)

    An unscheduled aeroplane lands at a Midwestern airport. All attempts to reach those onboard fail. When an official boards the reason for this becomes clear - it is full of babies. This mystery remains for a decade until Jonah, Katherine and Chip start to question their roots. Then the letters begin: "You are one of the missing"; "Beware! They are coming back to get you."

    Sherri says: "Oh Yeah this was Good!"
    "Only the beginning"
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    You have an unscheduled plane that lands with no pilot and only babies on board. You then skip ahead 13 years and kids are getting threatening letters. It was a nice storyline finding out about the plane and passengers and who was coming back for the kids on that plane. You get some answers but this was only the beginning. It ends with what might be called a cliffhanger. If you want to know what happens to at least some of the children you have to get the next book. This book was interesting but I don't know if I cared for it enough to continue with the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2940)
    Performance
    (2379)
    Story
    (2383)

    Generations of werewolves have been secretly residing in a secluded valley a stones throw from Grundy, Alaska. So when a snooping Outsider comes to Grundy to investigate rumors of lycanthropic shenanigans in the area, the valleys pack alpha, Maggie Graham, resolves to chase him away, even if doing so takes a quick bite on the butt. What a pity that researcher Nick Thatcher turns out to be so drool-worthy, and that his kisses make Maggie want to sit up and beg.

    Ducky says: "MOLLY HARPER IS A HOOT!!!!!!"
    "Cute But Not Great"
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    Would you try another book from Molly Harper and/or Amanda Ronconi?

    Yes. I like her Half Moon Hollow books but the Naked Werewolf ones aren't quite as good.


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

    I thought the narrator did a good job - even the male voices weren't half bad.


    Any additional comments?

    There were some good moments but I would find my mind drifting so it wasn't holding my attention. Her Half Moon Hollow books were a lot more entertaining.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kitty and The Midnight Hour: Kitty Norville, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Carrie Vaughn
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1617)
    Performance
    (969)
    Story
    (972)

    Kitty Norville is a midnight-shift DJ for a Denver radio station---and a werewolf in the closet. Sick of lame song requests, she accidentally starts "The Midnight Hour," a late-night advice show for the supernaturally disadvantaged. After desperate vampires, werewolves, and witches across the country begin calling in to share their woes, her new show is a raging success.

    S. Droski says: "Pleasant Surprise!"
    "Nice beginning"
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    It's nice to listen to a book where the lead character starts showing growth right away. Kitty was attacked by a werewolf and turned and is still finding her way in the new world she was thrust into. Kitty starts out as a submissive werewolf who wants to keep some of her humanity so works hard at keeping her job as a DJ even though she gets pressure from all sides to quit.

    Unlike a lot of books in this genre the characters are the main focus and there are some interesting ones.

    The narrator does a great job with the voices. When Kitty is on air it almost sounds like you're listening to a radio show.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Vision of Murder: Psychic Eye Mysteries, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Victoria Laurie
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Michaels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (524)
    Performance
    (393)
    Story
    (391)

    Professional psychic Abby Cooper has invested in a fixer-upper, hoping to make a killing in the real estate market. But a killing of another kind puts her plans awry, as the ghost of a murdered woman and some troublesome poltergeists lead her into a mystery that stretches all the way back to World War II.

    Yuriko says: "Mystery solving couple"
    "Who you going to call, Ghost Busters"
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    Abby, her sister Kat and Dave, her handman, go into business together to buy houses, fix them up and then sell them at a profit. They buy their first house and wouldn't you know, it's haunted. Dave's first encounter with the ghost(s) was so terrifying he refuses to go back in the house. They need to solve the murder that was committed in the home years before before they can call in the ghost buster to get rid of the ghost(s).

    There's also some great side storylines in between the solving of the mystery.

    As the series goes on you get to see more of Abby's psychic ability and it makes the solving of the mystery more interesting. You also got to see a lot more of Dutch. He was on assignment and got shot in the rear so he's sort of recuperating during this episode. Of course, that little mishap has also put off the consummation of his and Abby's relationship so you also have a nice slow romance going. Their frustration adds a little spice to the story.

    The narrator did okay but she doesn't seem to be getting better. There were several times I couldn't tell who was talking and one person was a female and the other one was a male.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Better Read Than Dead: Psychic Eye Mysteries, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Victoria Laurie
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Michaels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (684)
    Performance
    (527)
    Story
    (518)

    Word of Abby's talents reading tarot cards has reached a mob boss who wants her help in some business matters and he doesn't take no for an answer. When the police seek out her psychic intuition to shed light on a masked man who's been attacking women, Abby finds herself working both sides of the law on her own, leading her to wonder, why didn't I see this coming?

    Jill says: "GREAT Series!"
    "Watch out, here comes the mob"
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    The main story line starts out with Abby helping a fellow psychic out at a wedding and discovering that it's a mob wedding. As soon as they realize this they, of course, take off with Kendall, the other psychic, saying he'll return the check. Well, Kendall doesn't get around to returning the check right away so the mob starts coming after Abby. There's some side storylines (i.e., Dutch and his new female boss) that add to the fun. There's ups and downs, twists and turns that should keep you entertained to the end.

    The narrator was easy to listen to and did a pretty good job with the voices, although the male voices could use some work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Optical Delusions in Deadwood: Deadwood Mystery, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Ann Charles
    • Narrated By Caroline Shaffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    Someone is spreading rumors around Deadwood that Violet Parker likes to chat with dead folks. With her reputation endangered, her bank account on the verge of extinction, and her career at risk of going up in flames, Violet is desperate. When the opportunity to sell another vintage home materializes, she grabs it, even though this "haunted" house was recently the stage for a two-act murder-suicide tragedy.

    Annie says: "Second time around is even Better"
    "Didn't get any better"
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    Would you try another book from Ann Charles and/or Caroline Shaffer?

    Ann Charles - Not in the Deadwood series.
    Caroline Shaffer - Probably, depending on which book it was.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Ann Charles again?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked all the supporting characters but if you don't like the main character it kind of ruins the whole book. Violet was just too immature and all the sarcastic remarks she makes in her mind gets old fast. I'm sure they were supposed to be cute or funny, but to me they just fell flat.

    It did end on a cliffhanger and there are still some unanswered questions, some even from the first book - the author seems to like to drag things out so you'll buy the next book - but I don't care enough to find out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nearly Departed in Deadwood: Deadwood Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Ann Charles
    • Narrated By Caroline Shaffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (46)

    Little girls are vanishing from Deadwood, South Dakota. Fearing her daughter might be next, single mom Violet Parker is desperate to find the monster behind the abductions. With her savings dwindling and just three weeks left to sell her first house or lose her realtor job, Violet is ecstatic when a handsome jeweler hires her to sell his century-old Victorian masterpiece - until she sees the dilapidated dwelling. Now if she could just convince her only buyer to stop rejecting vintage homes as if they're haunted.

    twinsmom says: "A Mixed Bag"
    "Too irritating"
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    Would you try another book from Ann Charles and/or Caroline Shaffer?

    I have the next one in this series so I'm just hoping Violet doesn't act so high school-ish in that one and a little less drama.I think the narrator did a great job so I wouldn't mind listening to her again.


    What was most disappointing about Ann Charles’s story?

    Violet is supposed to be a single mother of twins, but yet she acts and thinks like she's still in high school. She lets her co-worker constantly harass her without complaining to the boss. She lets her kids walk all over her. As the book went on her thoughts just became more irritating than funny as they were, I'm sure, meant to be.I did like Doc though and just wish he would have had a better leading lady. Harvey was also a favorite character.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Irritation.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Honor's Splendour

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (835)
    Performance
    (534)
    Story
    (532)

    In the feuding English court, gentle Lady Madelyne suffered the cruel whims of her ruthless brother, Baron Louddon. Then, in vengeance for a bitter crime, Baron Duncan of Wexton—the Wolf—unleashed his warriors against Louddon's domain. Exquisite Madelyne was the prize he catured...but when he gazed upon the proud beauty, he pledged to protect her with his life.

    Jordy says: "Julie Garwood writes the best Highlander books!"
    "Good historical romance"
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    An above average highlander romance book. There's romance, intrigue and fighting.

    Unfortunately the narrator almost ruined the book. Her male voices are horrible and she overacts the love scenes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Sport

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Dick Francis
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Howard
    Overall
    (479)
    Performance
    (334)
    Story
    (334)

    When English agent Gene Hawkins told his boss he'd forego his vacation to search for millionaire Dave Teller's prized missing stallion, he didn't know his retainer would include the attention of his boss's beautiful teenage daughter - or Teller's seldom sober wife. He also didn't know that a trail from London to New York to Las Vegas to California would lead eventually to murder.

    Mary A. says: "Another great listen from Dick Francis!"
    "Where are the horses"
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    Someone has been stealing expensive thoroughbred stallions. English agent Gene Hawkins volunteers to search for his boss's friend's missing horse. It takes him from England to America where the stallions have gone missing. The main character suffers from depression and is a running theme throughout. Looking for the horses takes Gene all over and gets him in several tight spots and you wonder how he's going to get out of them.

    I might have given this five stars but there was one scene that was just too sad for me.

    The narrator did a great job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brownies and Broomsticks: A Magical Bakery Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Bailey Cates
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (337)
    Performance
    (290)
    Story
    (293)

    Katie Lightfoot's tired of loafing around as the assistant manager of an Ohio bakery. So when her aunt Lucy and uncle Ben open a bakery in Savannah's quaint downtown district and ask Katie to join them, she enthusiastically agrees. While working at the Honeybee Bakery - named after Lucy's cat - Katie notices that her aunt is adding mysterious herbs to her recipes. Turns out these herbal enhancements aren't just tasty - Aunt Lucy is a witch and her recipes are actually spells!

    Kathryn says: "A Little Mystery with your Magic"
    "Funny magical mystery"
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    Katie moves to Savannah to work in her aunt and uncle's new bakery and soon discovers some surprising things about her family and herself - she comes from a family of witches and is one herself. Even before the bakery is open there's a murder. What follows is a funny light mystery with plenty of laughs and just a fun book to listen to.

    The only problem I had with the narrator is she also narrates the Sookie Stackhouse books so at times I thought I was back listening to that series since both characters sound the same.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Full Moon Rising: Riley Jenson, Guardian, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Keri Arthur
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (647)
    Performance
    (252)
    Story
    (258)

    A rare hybrid of vampire and werewolf, Riley Jenson and her twin brother, Rhoan, work for Melbourne's Directorate of Other Races, an organization created to police the supernatural races, and protect humans from their depredations. While Rhoan is an exalted guardian, a.k.a. assassin, Riley is merely an office worker, until her brother goes missing on one of his missions. The timing couldn't be worse.

    Sharon says: "Enjoyed this entire series!"
    "Watch out for the clones"
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    Riley Jenson works for an agency that "polices" the nonhuman inhabitants, i.e, weres, vampires, etc. She is half were/half vampire. Her twin brother is a guardian for the agency but she doesn't want to become one. She's satisfied with her "civilian" work at the agency, but her boss is trying to convince her to be one by getting her involved in an investigation. Yes, there is a lot of sex due to the nature of weres but the scenes don't go on as long as some books to where you start to fast forward so you can get on to the story and she does keep saying multiple partners is inherent to the were race, but there is plenty of action. Someone is developing nasty clones and guardians are disappearing and they are trying to discover who's responsible.

    The characters are pretty well developed. There's a hunky lead vampire. And, yes, only about half of the investigation is solved so you'll need to get the next book in the series to continue the investigation, but to me that's sort of what a series is about, the continuation of character development and storylines. This is not a standalone book, unless you didn't like it and don't care to continue with the series.

    The narrator did a pretty good job with the Australian accents.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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