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Karen

McLaren Vale, Australia | Member Since 2008

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  • Shadow of Night: The All Souls Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (59)

    Historian Diana Bishop, descended from a line of powerful witches, and long-lived vampire Matthew Clairmont have broken the laws dividing creatures. When Diana discovered a significant alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, she sparked a struggle in which she became bound to Matthew. Now the fragile coexistence of witches, daemons, vampires and humans is dangerously threatened. Seeking safety, Diana and Matthew travel back in time to London, 1590.

    Amazon Customer says: "Great book, fantastic characters"
    "Great sequel"
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    I thoroughly enjoyed this sequel to "A Discovery of Witches." Harkness writes fantasy and supernatural with depth and enough weight in character and plot to satisfy. This book was almost historical fiction with a supernatural twist and I enjoyed meeting the numerous historical figures in this setting. I will never read "Dr Faustus" the same way again. Although others complained that the book is too long, has too many characters, or goes into too much detail, these aspects of it were its strengths for me. I just enjoyed being immersed in this world. Harkness writes well and obviously has researched in detail, making this fantasy for grown-ups. It is a meaty and satisfying book and long enough to be great value. The narrator is excellent.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • And One Last Thing

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (74)

    Lacey Terwilligers shock and humiliation over her husband’s philandering prompt her to add some bonus material to Mike's company newsletter: stunning Technicolor descriptions of the special brand of "administrative support" his receptionist gives him. The detailed mass email to Mike's family, friends, and clients blows up in her face, and before one can say "instant urban legend", Lacey has become the pariah of her small Kentucky town, a media punch line, and the defendant in Mike's defamation lawsuit.

    leanne says: "Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    "Stella Molly Harper!"
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    If you're a fan of Molly Harper you will love this new one. Has all the expected biting wit and laugh-out-loud humor, combined with with serious themes about second chances and starting over. I think I used to be married to Mike!! Perfectly voiced by Amanda Ronconi - this pair is the ideal combination. Ronconi's voice brings Harper's characters to life and when I actually read the books, I hear them in that voice now. This is not intended to be taken too seriously, but if you want a fun listen, you wont be wasting your time. Great fun!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eternal Kiss of Darkness: The Night Huntress World Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2367)
    Performance
    (1594)
    Story
    (1586)

    Chicago private investigator Kira Graceling should have just kept on walking. But her sense of duty refused to let her ignore the moans of pain coming from inside a warehouse just before dawn. Suddenly she finds herself in a world she’s only imagined in her worst nightmares.

    Ashley says: "Okay, Bones doesn't sound like my British ex but!"
    "Terriffic book!!"
    Overall

    Another great installment in the 'Night Huntress World' series from Jeanienne Frost and this one is even better than the first. The character of the powerful and misunderstood Mencheres is one of my favourites, so it was good to see him expanded on. Kira was a much stronger female character than Denise in the first book too. The narration is very good, although I still find the voice for Bones annoying, but as he only appears briefly in this one, it doesn't detract. Well worth the money!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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