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Amanda

I have a 40 minute commute each way and with out Audible, I'd go crazy! My fav genre is fantasy and I love a great series!

Waimanalo, HI, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Magic Bites: Kate Daniels, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Ilona Andrews
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2086)
    Performance
    (1324)
    Story
    (1340)

    Atlanta would be a nice place to live, if it weren't for the magic. When the magic is up, rogue mages cast their spells and monsters appear, while guns refuse to fire and cars fail to start. But then technology returns, and the magic recedes as unpredictably as it arose, leaving all kinds of paranormal problems in its wake.

    Sara says: "Pure Steel!"
    "Warmed up to it and ready for more"
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    A bit hard to get into, but the story improves quckly and the narrator does a good job of selling the story with her art. She only misses one accent, but it was a small part and easy to overlook. I enjoyed the story and will be downloading the next one.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Monster Hunter Nemesis

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (1232)
    Performance
    (1165)
    Story
    (1170)

    Agent Franks of the U.S. Monster Control Bureau is a man of many parts - parts from other people, that is. Franks is nearly seven feet tall and all muscle. He's nearly indestructible. Plus he’s animated by a powerful alchemical substance and inhabited by a super-intelligent spirit more ancient than humanity itself. Good thing he’s on our side. More or less.

    Bruce Selzler says: "Another Winner"
    "another good edition"
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    Frank-specific, this is another solid story added to the overall storyline. Cant wait for the next one! Love the narrator and he story - excellent series!

    0 of 0 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
    (317)
    Performance
    (305)
    Story
    (305)

    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.

    RabidReads says: "Characters die, power shifts, a new path is forged"
    "Oh, so good!"
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    I was so happy to see the latest edition to the Kate Daniels world has arrived! This is my all-time favorite series! If you've been following Kate and the pack, you will have to get this book, you know you will - and you will not be disappointed! If you're stumbling upon this book looking for a great series, you've found it.. just go back to book one and set aside a week of straight listening! I usually listen to each new book twice, once to eagerly hear whats happening next and the second time around to absorb all the details and put the pieces together. And the narrator? Oh, she is sooo good! LOVE LOVE LOVE this book - it stacks up with the rest!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Monster Hunter International

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6806)
    Performance
    (6004)
    Story
    (5999)

    Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

    Konstantin says: "Suprizingly entertaining"
    "Exciting, fun, adult ride!"
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    This is an awesome series! If your looking for an excellent start to a great story, you've found it here! The narrator is amazing, sometimes it seems like a different person speaking, he's so good - and he nails each characters personality perfectly. Great start to a great series, this book has likable characters that you learn more about as the series progresses. You care about them and want to know more, which, to me, is what a good story is all about.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Enchanted, Inc.: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Shanna Swendson
    • Narrated By Eva Wilhelm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (772)
    Performance
    (694)
    Story
    (696)

    Katie Chandler had always heard that New York is a weird and wonderful place, but this small-town Texas gal had no idea how weird until she moved there. Everywhere she goes, she sees something worth gawking at and Katie is afraid she's a little too normal to make a splash in the big city. Working for an ogre of a boss doesn't help. Then, seemingly out of the blue, Katie gets a job offer from Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc., a company that tricks of the trade to the magic community. For MSI, Katie's ordinariness is an asset.

    ELSA says: "fun and interesting"
    "A fun, modern, magical story"
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    I got this book based on reviews... and made a good choice! The narrator is entertaining and the story is fun and new. I like all the characters and bought the second book right away after this was finished. If your looking for something a bit different but still want to stay in the "magical" realm, this series might be the right fit for you!

    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
    (3027)
    Performance
    (2460)
    Story
    (2466)

    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!!!!!!"
    "Second book is as good as the first"
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    Same group, new character focus and a good story. If you liked the first book, you'll like this one too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4150)
    Performance
    (3170)
    Story
    (3178)

    Even in Grundy, Alaska, its unusual to find a naked guy with a bear trap clamped to his ankle on your porch. But when said guy turns into a wolf, recent southern transplant Mo Wenstein has no difficulty identifying the problem.

    Mariya says: "Preternaturally Funny"
    "A solid, entertaining book"
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    A fun, quirky, well-read story that doesn't take itself too seriously. Just what I needed at the moment, I bought the other 2 books and enjoyed them too. No deep moral lessons here, just a light-hearted good story. Definitely worth your credit and your time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dragon Bound: Elder Races Series #1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Thea Harrison
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake
    Overall
    (2056)
    Performance
    (1805)
    Story
    (1819)

    Half human and half Wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the Wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their Dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful---and passionate---of the Elder Races.

    V says: "Woo Freakin Hoo!"
    "Meh"
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    story is cliche', characters are too stereotypical, I dont care what happens to main characters... I love Kat & Bones, Kate Daniels, Jane Yellowrock... This is not in the same category for me... You may enjoy it, I made it through so I wasn't terrible, just not terrific.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cat o' Nine Tales: The Jane Yellowrock Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Faith Hunter
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    Overall
    (441)
    Performance
    (404)
    Story
    (407)

    For the first time - in one Audible-exclusive collection - it's 13 stories of Jane Yellowrock, the shape-shifting skinwalker and vampire hunter for hire whose business card reads, "Have Stakes - Will Travel". Jane carries inside her the soul of her Beast, the mountain lion's soul which merged with hers when she accidently performed black magic as a child. Now, she and her Beast stalk the dark streets of New Orleans, bringing rogue vampires true death.

    Pauline says: "More of Everything Jane Yellowrock (and friends)!"
    "Loved all the background stories!"
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    This is a great series and hearing stories from some of the main characters is really nice. I learned more about each one and it fills in blanks that makes the overall series more enhanced. a definate must get book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • World War Z: The Complete Edition (Movie Tie-in Edition): An Oral History of the Zombie War

    • ABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Max Brooks
    • Narrated By Max Brooks, Alan Alda, John Turturro, and others
    Overall
    (2854)
    Performance
    (2703)
    Story
    (2707)

    World War Z: The Complete Edition is a new recording of Max Brooks’ best-selling novel, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, featuring 21 additional Hollywood A-list actors and sci-fi fan favorites performing stories not included in the original edition. New narrators include Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese, Spiderman star Alfred Molina, The Walking Dead creator Frank Darabont, rapper Common, Firefly star Nathan Fillion, Shaun of the Dead’s Simon Pegg, and members of the casts of Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Heroes and more!

    Kim Venatries says: "A Good Story with an All Star Cast but ABRIDGED"
    "Really different from the movie, but still good"
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    The book does not follow a main character like the movie, but it does follow a "reporters" journey into the timeline of events. pretty good, just different.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Up from the Grave: Night Huntress, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1640)
    Performance
    (1511)
    Story
    (1506)

    There's always one more grave to dig. Lately, life has been unnaturally calm for vampires Cat Crawfield and her husband, Bones. They should have known better than to relax their guard, because a shocking revelation sends them back into action to stop an all-out war…. A rogue CIA agent is involved in horrifying secret activities that threaten to raise tensions between humans and the undead to dangerous heights. Now Cat and Bones are in a race against time to save their friends from a fate worse than death…because the more secrets they unravel, the deadlier the consequences.

    Julius says: "Missed Kat and Bones"
    "Yes! Another excellent book with Cat & Bones!"
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    if you love this series, you'll love this book too. Great new story, with all our fave characters! Great writing, AMAZING narration! Love it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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