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  • After Dark: Ghost Hunters, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jayne Castle
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (327)
    Performance
    (222)
    Story
    (224)

    Life is tough these days for Lydia Smith, licensed para-archaeologist. Seriously stressed-out from a nasty incident in an alien tomb, she is obliged to work in Shrimpton's House of Ancient Horrors, a very low-budget museum. She has a plan to get her career back on track, but it isn't going well. Stuff keeps happening.

    Diane says: "Too Much Romance for Me"
    "Fast forward and you won't miss a thing"
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    Narrative repeatedly states heroine is smart, but none of her actions show why. Stilted dialogue between characters. Slow, repetitive. Narrator not awful, but would avoid her.

    Classics from the text...Whistled silently...she tried to think logically, but it wasn't easy

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Magnificent Devices: A Steampunk Adventure Novel (Volume 3)

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Shelley Adina
    • Narrated By Fiona Hardingham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (213)
    Performance
    (200)
    Story
    (201)

    An air voyage to remember turns into a disaster no one may survive. With her orphaned charges, Lady Claire Trevelyan joins the Earl of Dunsmuir’s family on an airship voyage to the Americas. If she can stay out of Lord James Selwyn’s way until her eighteenth birthday, she will be of age and cannot be forced into marriage. What she doesn’t know is that Lord James is in the Americas, too, with Andrew Malvern closing in on him - and the wonderful device he stole.

    Globaltowngal says: "Melodramatic Misadventure Marred by TX Accent"
    "Melodramatic Misadventure Marred by TX Accent"
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    This book takes the series on a downhill slope. An Amazon reviewer compared the story to the Perils of Pauline. I think the metaphor is a good one. If you are on the borderline with this series, skip this installment. Hopefully, the next one will be better.

    For the Audible edition, the accent of the male Texican characters is awful. For some reason, it seems that the producers decided to increase the volume any time a Texican spoke. Folks - making it louder won't make it better.

    I have enjoyed this narrator is the past. Her tone is easy to listen to and her English accent is lovely.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Fury of Fire: Dragonfury, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Coreene Callahan
    • Narrated By Benjamin L. Darcie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1329)
    Performance
    (1196)
    Story
    (1210)

    A clandestine race of half-dragon, half-humans known as dragon-shifters lives among us. Bastian, leader of the Nightfury dragon clan, is sworn to protect humankind at all costs. For him, honor and duty always come first. When the clan dictates he take a human mate to sire a son, he falters, aware that for a human to birth a dragon-shifter she must die. Myst, the woman given into his care, is the most extraordinary he’s ever met, and though he can’t bear the thought of harming her, he is bound by duty.

    Teresa says: "The good, the bad and the ugly."
    "Knock off PNR lots of inner dialog"
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    Nurse practioner loses patient but saves dragon baby and is kidnapped/rescued by uber male dragon. Very similar to IAD premise, plot, and characters. Little character development. OK if you don't mind the more than obvious similarities and can't find anything else. Narrator did a good job not super, but not bad and he didn't have much to work with

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Succubus Blues: Georgina Kincaid, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Richelle Mead
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1905)
    Performance
    (1128)
    Story
    (1143)

    Succubus (n.) An alluring, shape-shifting demon who seduces and pleasures mortal men. Pathetic (adj.) A succubus with great shoes and no social life. See: Georgina Kincaid. When it comes to jobs in hell, being a succubus seems pretty glamorous. A girl can be anything she wants, the wardrobe is killer, and mortal men will do anything just for a touch. Granted, they often pay with their souls, but why get technical? But Seattle succubus Georgina Kincaid's life is far less exotic.

    Jessica says: "Another great paranormal series!"
    "Interesting female lead - impossible HEA - no win"
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    Georgia - succubs/demon can not have a normal relationship because every time she kisses some one, his life gets shorter. She spends a lot of time pushing people who love her away, trying to protect them. She is in a no win situation, which makes her internal strife a little ridiculous/despairing. A dammed soul. The writing was interesting, but with no way out, I don't think I need to continue. This story has multiple boyfriends - Seth, the writer. Roman the bast demon. Doug the coworker. She has sex with her boss to satifsy the succubus hunger. Kind of gross -- the overall downer brings it to a 3. Narrator is good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Etiquette & Espionage: Finishing School, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Moira Quirk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1324)
    Performance
    (1213)
    Story
    (1219)

    Fourteen-year old Sophronia is the bane of her mother's existence. More interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper etiquette at tea - and god forbid anyone see her atrocious curtsy - Mrs. Temminnick is desperate her daughter become a proper lady. She enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

    But little do Sophronia or her mother know that this is a school where ingenious young girls learn to finish all right - but it's a different kind of finishing.

    Lynne Phelps says: "Fans of the Parasol Protectorate, Rejoice!"
    "Great setup for series. Understated hilarity prose"
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    Good characters, interesting world, ok plot. Con. Plot moved slowly as author spent inordinate amount of time describing dirigible and various mechanicals. More story moving and less description would have gotten 5 stars. Narrator was very good, but toward the end of the book she seemed to give a character a lisp that wasn't there to start....or I didn't notice. The character is better without the lisp

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • One Night of Sin: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Gaelen Foley
    • Narrated By Angele Masters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (388)
    Performance
    (345)
    Story
    (344)

    Lord Alec Knight, the most daring and handsome rogue in all of London, is a smooth-talking aristocrat with an abundance of high-society lady admirers. With his irresistible wit, lucky hand at the gaming tables, and enticing charisma, he can have any woman he wants. But when the only girl he would have considered marrying ties the knot with someone else, Alec realizes he doesn't want to be with just any lady - he wants to find the love of his life.

    CAROLYN says: "My first - but definitely not my last !!"
    "Strong heroine classic romance"
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    Not bad. Plot moved along most of the time. Classic romance writing. Good narrAtor. Good for 4.95. Becky is orphan chattel. Threatened by Russian prince cousin. Hero is a whoring angel rake gambler who wins back her house. Modern attitudes in the 1800s

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Touch of Temptation: Primal Instinct, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Rhyannon Byrd
    • Narrated By Lola Holiday
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (61)

    Kellan Scott, the Lycan shape-shifter, has vowed to redeem his playboy past…even allowing himself to be captured by his enemies to save a woman he's never met. Once imprisoned, stealing into Chloe Harcourt's cell is the easy part - withstanding her irresistible beauty is next to impossible.

    Globaltowngal says: "Poor writing, unbelievable premise even for pnr"
    "Poor writing, unbelievable premise even for pnr"
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    Awful couldn't get through first 45 minutes. Three words described x, then she uses seven. Repetitive writing needs edit. Story awful. Narrator marginal. Female characters ok. Male and accents are awful. Dialog so bad no chance.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kiss of Snow: Psy-Changeling Series, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Nalini Singh
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (640)
    Performance
    (533)
    Story
    (533)

    Since the moment of her defection from the PsyNet and into the SnowDancer wolf pack, Sienna Lauren has had one weakness: Hawke. Alpha and dangerous, he compels her to madness. Hawke is used to walking alone, having lost the woman who would've been his mate long ago. But Sienna fascinates the primal heart of him, even as he tells himself she is far too young to handle the wild fury of the wolf.

    Ducky says: "Kiss Of Snow was GRRReat!!!!"
    "Control your nuclear reactor done with series"
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    Siena fire, hawk. Slow repetitive, liked the characters but don't care enough to continue. Cover art is the worst ever

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pale Demon: The Hollows, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1991)
    Performance
    (1400)
    Story
    (1408)

    Condemned and shunned for black magic, Rachel Morgan has three days to get to the annual witches' conference and clear her name, or be trapped in the demonic ever-after - forever after.

    But a witch, an elf, a living vampire, anda pixy in one car, going across the country? Talk about a recipe for certain disaster, even without being the targets for assassination.

    Alexi Rain says: "A comment on Credits"
    "Forget this series and this author"
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    Black/white witch with pixie and vampire sidekicks. The only thing more boring than sitting in an airport is reading about fictional characters sitting in an airport. The author actually wrote paragraphs about standing in line to pick up conference tickets. The dialog is "Shut up" - "get out" "Why" "I can't tell you" if you can't tell me why mention it Couldn't get through to the end.

    Narrator is OK. Not that great - Wisconsin/ Jersey - might be OK in another series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Darkest Caress

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Kaylea Cross
    • Narrated By Phoebe Simon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (75)

    Two-hundred-year-old Daegan Blackwell is one of the last remaining Empowered, an ancient magical race. Daegan's duty is to lead and protect his remaining Brethren in the coming war foretold by prophecy. The last thing he expects is to meet the one woman who will either save or destroy him - his destined mate. Fiercely independent Realtor Olivia Farrell believes darkly handsome Daegan is simply a prospective client. Until she's attacked by a man with a strange aura - and Daegan fights him off.

    Maria says: "A New Take on The Paranormal"
    "My headache is a super power?"
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    The heroine's "super power" is to get debilitating cluster migraines when evil lurks and has to be rescued by a hero with baggage. The premise of the story has interesting points. The writing tends to be repetitive and could really use a good edit. The narrator was the only reason I could get through the whole book.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Darkness Dawns: Immortal Guardians Series #1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Dianne Duvall
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1709)
    Performance
    (1531)
    Story
    (1538)

    Once, Sarah Bingham's biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded stranger, she's landed in the middle of a battle between corrupt vampires and powerful immortals who also need blood to survive. Roland Warbrook is the most compelling man Sarah has ever laid hands on. But his desire for her is mingled with a hunger he can barely control...

    Linda says: "Luscious, Enthralling & Sensual w/o being porn"
    "Finally, a strong likeable heroinne"
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    The heroinne doesn't scare easy and doesn't fall apart. Of course, she does need to be rescued. NIce hero. Narrator was fine -

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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