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K. A. Koontz

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  • 6 reviews
  • 9 ratings
  • 60 titles in library
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  • Macrieve: Immortals After Dark, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    Overall
    (970)
    Performance
    (911)
    Story
    (915)

    Uilleam MacRieve, a centuries-old Lykae warrior, was captured, caged, and experimented on by a shadowy human order, along with other immortals. During a prison break that devolved into one of the bloodiest massacres in recent history, he escapes. But the aftermath of his unspeakable torture preys on his damaged mind, while the wolf inside him roars for vengeance and carnage. In the days leading up to the full moon, can MacRieve rein in his beast, even when he encounters his mate - a vexingly impossible female unlike anything he'd ever dreamed for himself?

    Angela says: "AUTOMATIC DOWNLOAD!"
    "Another great Immortals After Dark book"
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    Although the Immortals series is a little bit predictive, this is still a fun read/listen. I particularly enjoyed Robert Petkoff's narration. I wasn't sure that I would like it but he did a great job. If you are looking for a book that is just about enjoying the story, this is the book for you. The characters were fun, although Macrieve was a little annoying with his angst.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fatal Consequences

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Eva Kaminsky
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (298)
    Performance
    (254)
    Story
    (259)

    Lieutenant Sam Holland has no sooner accepted Senator Nick Cappuano's proposal than she's back on the job. A woman has been found brutally murdered and evidence points to Henry Lightfeather, a senator and close friend of Nick's. While Sam investigates, Nick stands by his friend - complicating his own bid for reelection, and causing tension between the couple.

    Mary says: "Excellent"
    "A lighter version of the In Death Series"
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    It took me awhile to get into the book because it reminded me so much of J. D. Robb's In Death series. The book itself is a good book and if you have never read Robb's series it is actual a very good book. I had difficulties mainly because I kept seeing parallels between Force's characters and Robb's characters.

    My take away is this - if you have read more than two of Robb's In Death books, you will have a hard time enjoying this series - if you have never read one of the In Death books, this is a good cop drama series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Golem and the Jinni: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Helene Wecker
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2938)
    Performance
    (2703)
    Story
    (2704)

    Helene Wecker's dazzling debut novel tells the story of two supernatural creatures who appear mysteriously in 1899 New York. Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a strange man who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York Harbor. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian Desert. Trapped in an old copper flask by a Bedouin wizard centuries ago, he is released accidentally by a tinsmith in a Lower Manhattan shop.

    Tango says: "Enchanting Debut Novel - Delicious!"
    "Not a fantasy in the pure spirit of the genre"
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    What did you love best about The Golem and the Jinni?

    I enjoyed the interaction of the characters in the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The development of the The Golem and The Jinni's characters. The author managed to draw you into their lives and made you genuinely care about what happened to them.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    Excellent narrator. He managed the different accents wonderfully and you never became confused about which character perspective he was narrating.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I didn't have any extreme reactions to the book but it did manage to draw me into the plot line and the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    Beyond the main characters being a golem and a jinni, this is not a fantasy book. Yes, the main characters have some supernatural abilities but these are more personality characteristics than a major part of the story. This is a wonderful story about immigrants to America during the height of Ellis Island. A lot of care and detail was taken to ensure that the reader had an understanding of the Syrian and Jewish neighborhoods. Once I recognized that this was not a fantasy book, I was able to enjoy immersing myself into the culture of the neighborhoods and the development of the characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Time Untime: The Dark Hunter, Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Sherrilyn Kenyon
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (515)
    Performance
    (477)
    Story
    (484)

    The Mayans aren’t the only ones with a 2012 prophecy.… Long before recorded history, there was a Keetoowah warrior so feared that everyone trembled before his wrath. Only a brutal betrayal by the one closest to him could defeat him. But not even death was the end of a man so strong. Kateri Avani has been plagued her entire life with dreams she doesn’t understand. Images of places she’s never been and of a man she’s never seen. Her quest for answers has driven her to Las Vegas where she hopes to finally silence the demons in her mind. What she never anticipates is coming face to face with the warrior who has haunted her her entire life....

    R. Smith says: "What have they done?"
    "Fun listen"
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    I've read many of Sherrilyn Kenyon's books and had stopped for a bit. I decided on a whim to purchase this audio version. I didn't really expect to like it as much as I did. I was prepared to not like having a man narrate this story and was pleasantly surprised by how much I did like Holter Graham's narration. Overall, this was a very fun listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heartsick

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Chelsea Cain
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (640)
    Performance
    (265)
    Story
    (262)

    Damaged Portland detective Archie Sheridan spent 10 years tracking Gretchen Lowell, a beautiful serial killer. But in the end, she was the one who caught him. Two years ago, Gretchen kidnapped Archie and tortured him for 10 days, but instead of killing him, she mysteriously decided to let him go.

    Karen says: "Entertaining Listen"
    "Enjoyed it more than I thought I would"
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    I enjoyed this title more than I thought I would. Carolyn McCormick is an excellent narrator and Chelsea Cain's plot is riveting. The relationship between Archie and Rachel is truly disturbing in that "I just can't turn away" fashion. Definitely I must add series!!!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Spider's Bite: Elemental Assassin, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jennifer Estep
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    Overall
    (2792)
    Performance
    (2152)
    Story
    (2159)

    They call me the Spider. I'm the most feared assassin in the South -- when I'm not busy at the Pork Pit cooking up the best barbecue in Ashland. As a Stone elemental, I can hear everything from the whispers of the gravel beneath my feet to the vibrations of the soaring Appalachian Mountains above me. My Ice magic also comes in handy for making the occasional knife. But I don't use my powers on the job unless I absolutely have to. Call it professional pride.

    Tony says: "Very Disappointed"
    "Still struggling"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I'm still struggling with this book. I knew it might be hit or miss when I bought it but it had enough good reviews to take a chance. Basically, the struggle for me right now is that the characters have not drawn me into the book. I haven't given up completely, but it is close.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I think it would be better in third person. I read a lot of first person narrative but this one reads as a little too self boasting. I am only about 5 chapters into the book and Gin (the Spider) has become just a little bit annoying.


    What aspect of Lauren Fortgang’s performance would you have changed?

    Other's have complained about her accent but I thought it was fine.


    Was Spider's Bite worth the listening time?

    I keep hoping that it will be.


    Any additional comments?

    The reason that I have given the book 3 stars is that I think the premise of the book has promise (this is the reason I bought it to begin with). Since I am not sure that I will stick with the book to see if I am proved right or wrong, I thought it was only fair that I give it three stars based on the reason for purchase.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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