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Donna

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  • 276 titles in library
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  • Kiss of Midnight: The Midnight Breed, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Lara Adrian
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1436)
    Performance
    (944)
    Story
    (945)

    He watches her from across the crowded dance club, a sensual black-haired stranger who stirs Gabrielle Maxwell's deepest fantasies. But nothing about this night---or this man---is what it seems. For when Gabrielle witnesses a murder outside the club, reality shifts into something dark and deadly. In that shattering instant she is thrust into a realm she never knew existed---a realm where vampires stalk the shadows and a blood war is set to ignite.

    Stacy says: "A Whole New Take on Vampire Mythology"
    "Rough Start to Hopefully a Promising Series"
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    Paranormal fantasy inline with the JR Ward series. While there is a storyline here that shows promise, the continuous whining and complaining of the characters just gets old. Woman falls madly in love with the male lead in a very short period of time even though all he does is lie to her, order her around, tell her how much he doesn't want her, broods, blah blah. I found the story getting on my nerves, but intrigued enough that I will listen to the next book in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sandman Slim

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Richard Kadrey
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2046)
    Performance
    (1743)
    Story
    (1754)

    When he was 19, James Stark was considered to be one of the greatest natural magicians, a reputation that got him demon-snatched and sent downtown - to Hell - where he survived as a gladiator, a sideshow freak entertaining Satan's fallen angels. That was 11 years ago. Now, the hitman who goes only by Stark has escaped and is back in L.A. Armed with a fortune-telling coin, a black bone knife, and an infernal key, Stark is determined to destroy the magic circle.

    Mike Naka says: "jack bauer + spawn = sandman slim"
    "Really enjoyed!"
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    Sandman Slim was a good read and the narrator was excellent, did a really great job! The main character in this Urban Fantasy is sarcastic, non apologetic and a bit crazy. Story moved along very fast and was entertaining. Plan on readying the next book in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Obsession in Death: In Death, Book 40

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1709)
    Performance
    (1522)
    Story
    (1518)

    Eve Dallas has solved a lot of high-profile murders for the NYPSD and gotten a lot of media. She - and her billionaire husband - are getting accustomed to being objects of attention, of gossip, of speculation. But now Eve has become the object of one person's obsession. Someone who finds her extraordinary, and thinks about her every hour of every day. Who believes the two of them have a special relationship. Who would kill for her - again and again....

    Margaret says: "Addicted in Death"
    "Lt.. Eve is back"
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    What makes the In Death series so enjoyable is the characters that we have come to know and love. As a fan of the series since the beginning this was just not one of my favorites. The story moved along too slowly and there was hardly no interaction between the characters. There was no growth to the characters or the storyline, you could easily skip over the book and not miss a thing. If you are a longtime fan of the series, read it. If you are new to the series, this is not the book to start with.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Broken Soul: Jane Yellowrock, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Faith Hunter
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (976)
    Performance
    (896)
    Story
    (892)

    Jane Yellowrock is a vampire killer for hire - but other creatures of the night still need to watch their backs....When the Master of the city of New Orleans asks Jane to improve security for a future visit from a delegation of European vampires, she names an exorbitant price - and Leo is willing to pay. That’s because the European vamps want Leo’s territory, and he knows that he needs Jane to prevent a total bloodbath.

    Crystal Wilson says: "U always surprise me"
    "Series just gets better and better..."
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    Jane Yellowrock is the Queen of the kick-butt Urban Fantasy woman heroes. It has been great watching her evolve as this series continues.

    This latest installment has Jane and her security teams scrambling to prepare for the European Council to visit when trouble starts. While this book definitely stands on its own, it is obvious Ms. Hunter is building up to the next book in the series.

    Vampires, magic, fighting, with a little romance thrown in makes for a great listen, and Khristine Hvam is one of the best narrators I have listened to.

    Really, really love this series!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Witch with No Name: The Hollows, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1417)
    Performance
    (1302)
    Story
    (1318)

    In The Witch with No Name, Kim Harrison brings back her wildly popular heroine for one final, epic battle. Rachel Morgan's come a long way from the klutzy runner fleeing a bad job. She's faced vampires and werewolves, banshees, witches, and soul-eating demons. She's crossed worlds, channeled gods, and accepted her place as a day-walking demon. She's lost friends and lovers and family, and an old enemy has become something much more.

    Kindle Customer says: "Thank you Kim Harrison for the memories!"
    "A Must Read... Last book in the Series :("
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    Have followed Rachel's story since the first book, been through the good times and the bad times, through the laughter and the tears. Sorry to see the end of such a great series, but glad they are going out on the top.

    This installment was not the best book in the series, felt that Ivy has been missing from the last few books of the series and she seems so needy in this one. Being the last book in the series, loose ends needed to be tied up and a conclusion had to be written, all in all, I felt that the book ended up in a place that I wanted Rachel to be.

    If you are a fan of Urban Fantasy, or like a good, well written story full of action, humor, a little romance and mystery, you will love this series.

    I would like to thank Kim Harrison and Marguerite Gavin for the many hours of enjoyment, hats off to both of you, would not have missed a second of it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Magic Breaks: Kate Daniels, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ilona Andrews
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
    Overall
    (1102)
    Performance
    (1018)
    Story
    (1021)

    No matter how much the paranormal politics of Atlanta change, one thing always remains the same: If there' s trouble, Kate Daniels will be in the middle of it. As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she still struggling to keep her investigative business afloat, she must now deal with the affairs of the pack, including preparing her people for attack from Roland, a cruel ancient being with god-like powers.

    Angela says: "I LOVED IT!!!"
    "Must, Must Read!"
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    Wow, this series is definitely my favorite Urban Fantasy series. Well developed characters, a rich world of fantasy that has been cultivated over the series, and a strong female lead. This installment did not have as much interaction between the characters as in previous books which gave it a different feel than the other books, less of a warm, homey-environment feel, but the direction the story went, makes it all worth while.

    If you are new to the series, to really appreciate the storyline, you should probably go back to the beginning and enjoy the books leading up to this one. The narrator, Renee Raudman, is one of the BEST!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Unholy Ghosts: Downside Ghosts, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Stacia Kane
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (447)
    Performance
    (335)
    Story
    (332)

    In a future world under attack from the undead, the powerful Church of Real Truth, in charge since the government fell, has sworn to reimburse citizens being harassed by the deceased. Consequently, there are many false claims of hauntings from those hoping to profit. Enter Chess Putnam, a fully-tattooed witch and freewheeling ghost hunter. She’s got a real talent for nailing human liars and banishing the wicked dead.

    T. Hernandez says: "Not for the faint of heart"
    "Different, but I liked it!"
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    This book is a little darker than your typical Urban Fantasy. The main characters are drug addicted criminals, make no excuses for it, and content with who they are. The world the author creates is well developed, the bogey man in the story is frankly, kinda scary!

    I enjoyed the book, it kept my interest, and I will be checking out the next book in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nice Girls Don't Live Forever: Jane Jameson, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3833)
    Performance
    (2983)
    Story
    (2992)

    Nothing sucks the romance out of world travel like a boyfriend who may or may not have broken up with you in a hotel room in Brussels. Jane Jameson's sexy sire Gabriel has always been unpredictable, but the seductive, anonymous notes that await him at each stop of their international vacation, coupled with his evasive behavior over the past few months, finally push Jane onto the next flight home to Half Moon Hollow -- alone, upset, and unsure whether Gabriel just ended their relationship without actually telling her.

    Yuriko says: "Great rap-up!"
    "Good listen."
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    Like all the other books in the series - funny, silly, likeable characters and a good story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lincoln Lawyer

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Adam Grupper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7308)
    Performance
    (3532)
    Story
    (3551)

    Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense pro who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, to defend clients at the bottom of the legal food chain. It's no wonder that he is despised by cops, prosecutors, and even some of his own clients. But an investigator is murdered for getting too close to the truth and Haller quickly discovers that his search for innocence has taken him face to face with a kind of evil as pure as a flame.

    Steven says: "Great Legal Thriller, Great Reader"
    "Really, really good!"
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    I love Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series. Definitely in my top 10 of all time. I avoided the Lincoln Lawyer series because I had never been a fan of the legal thriller. That was until I read this series.

    Michael Connelly has given us another character that you can't help but love and root for at every turn. The novel moves along quickly and is not weighted down by legal procedures, etc. But it does open up the world of the trial lawyer from the defendants perspective and gives the reader a view of the inner workings of the justice system from that side.

    Great plot, great characters, extremely well written. A great story all around. I recommend all the books in this series.

    0 of 0 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
    (290)
    Performance
    (255)
    Story
    (254)

    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!"
    "It was okay, but definetly needs some work!"
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    Can't even decide if I liked the book or not.

    The story takes place in an alternate universe where the main character gets pulled out of her world to solve a series of crimes. I just kept asking myself throughout the book why would a universe run by centuries old vampires and other magic creatures, find it necessary to pull a young human FBI agent into their world, at great cost, to solve a series of crimes in a world they were totally unfamiliar with? Too many questions that are intricate to the plot are left unanswered or brushed aside.

    The "bad guy" was one of the more interesting/likable characters in the book, but the crimes he commits are absolutely atrocious, so I had to keep reminding myself not to like him. The main character tries really hard to come off as a total bitch by being obnoxious to everyone around her, yet she just goes along with the fact that she has been kidnapped like its no big deal. Did not like her at all.

    Haven't decided if I will go any further with this series. I think the author could redeem the series with better character development, toning down the torture murders, and explaining the world and the choices that were made a little better.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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