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  • The Raven's Curse: The Sorcerer's Saga, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Rain Oxford
    • Narrated By J. Scott Bennett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (71)

    Ayden Dracre, the youngest son in a family of notorious sorcerers, is successfully developing his reputation as a curse breaker. Maybe too successfully. Unfortunately, the Dracre name is not easy to escape. When Dessa warns Ayden that his mother is after him and others like him, he will have to go on his toughest quest yet.

    jey cee says: "BOOK 3"
    "Delightful Fantasy Adventure"
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    I greatly enjoyed this audiobook! It is a rollicking adventure, full of friendship, drama, and a lot of humor. I laughed out loud several times. This was the third book in a saga, and it can function as a stand-alone adventure, although there are things that happened previous to this book that set the stage for some things that happen here (like Ayden meeting Merlin.) I enjoyed having the book read to me, and I plan to go back to the first two books in the saga to see how everything started.

    The narration is wonderful. The narrator varies his voice to sound different for the various characters, and matches the vocal inflection suitable to the scene being played out, such as serious, sarcastic, curious, etc. It was just like people really talk, and the delivery was smooth and natural.

    I received a copy of this audiobook free from the author without obligation. I voluntarily reviewed the audiobook, and I highly recommend it!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Miscreant: The Transcended Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Brock E. Deskins
    • Narrated By J. S. Arquin
    Overall
    (23)
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    (23)
    Story
    (21)

    Garran Holt is a troubled young man. Unable to tolerate his self-destructive ways, his mother sells him into indentured servitude as part of work crew building the King Remiel’s new trade road. When mercenaries sent to disrupt the road’s construction attacks his work camp, Garran discovers an inner power capable of turning him into a warrior of unparalleled ability. Recognizing Garran as being one of the transcended (a fighter able to slip into the swifter currents of time), he is trained as an agent, one of the kingdom’s elite spies.

    Ray Johnson says: "Such a lovable guy!"
    "Garren Behaving Badly"
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    This is a highly entertaining audiobook. Garren's behavior is so outrageous that you can't help laughing while you shake your head at his actions. He is the epitome of an anti-hero. He's rude, crude, mean, crass...well, you get the picture. This is not a story of poor boy makes good and pays it forward. More like poor boy makes good, keeps it all for himself, then spits in your face to boot. Garren has no apologies or regrets for who he is or his bad behavior. He revels in it. If you are expecting redemption or personal growth...you picked the wrong audiobook. If you are looking for a wild, no-holds-barred, kick-a$$ ride, buckle your seat belt, hold on, and enjoy the ride. I can't wait to see where Deskins takes our...um ...hero?...next.^^

    The narration took some getting used to at first, but overall it suits the story. The pace was good. The accent that some other reviewers complained about didn't bother me.

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Shadow Rises: Witch-Hunter, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By K.S. Marsden
    • Narrated By Jonathan Ip
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    Witches are real, and to be blunt, they’re all black-hearted and evil. These are not Wiccans; witches are a different breed that use magic with devastating effect. Charged with stopping the witches, taking whatever measures necessary, there are witch-hunters, all reporting to the Malleus Maleficarum Council (MMC). For hundreds of years, witches have been persecuted, and when the powerful Shadow Witch rises again, they have their opportunity for revenge.

    alias11 says: "Witches versus Hunters"
    "Witches versus Hunters"
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    I really enjoyed this take on the theme of witches versus hunters and the concept of a super (or Shadow) witch. The audiobook has its share of action, violence, twists and turns, and betrayals on all sides. The human witch hunters seem outgunned and outmanned. You wonder if they even stand a chance despite Hunter's skill, leadership, and bravado. Then...BOOM! I have to admit I didn't have any inkling of either of the big surprises that came near the end. I was completely captivated, and I am eager for more of the story. Oddly enough, James was my favorite character. Sophie was too cold and stand-offish, and Hunter was too arrogant. James was loyal, steadfast, bold, and a little snarky. I think his line could produce some quality hunters in the future if he survives, and he's just a good friend.

    The narration is excellent. Mr. Ip really captured the mannerisms of the characters from Hunter's arrogant aloofness to James' concern and charm. Even the secondary characters like the General and the nervous Sargeant are clearly depicted.

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Queen of Souls

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Jennifer Kohout
    • Narrated By Sierra Kline
    Overall
    (13)
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    (12)
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    (12)

    Vivian Nox is the half-demon daughter of the fallen angel, Lucifer, and she has an affinity for souls. As the owner of a pleasure house, Nox uses her power to give her clients what they want most, but when Caedus and Balthazar stride through her door, she recognizes them as her soul's desire. Caedus and Balthazar are both members of the Dark Guard, a group of demons tasked with protecting their kind from the sorcerers that would bind them and use their powers in the human realm. But membership in the Dark Guard isn't the only thing Caedus and Balthazar share.

    clearly off the beaten path for delivery says: "not my thing"
    "Erotic, unique take on Hell"
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    I really enjoyed this audiobook overall, although I would have liked more of a balance between the murder/mystery, personal tragedy, and the sex. I agree with another reviewer that there are really two stories here: one, the personal tragedy and recovery of Caedus, and two, the murder "mystery." The murder story could have used more fleshing out, particularly as to why this individual became a psycho killer. Also, there is little explanation of the outcast camp, such as who and why. The story of Caedus and Balthazar and the loss of their mate, Iliana, is more fully explained along with Caedus' recovery. Aman is another character whose backstory doesn't get as much attention as it deserves.

    That said, this is definitely a scintillating, erotic (audio)book. There are a variety of different types of demons, with an interesting variety of physical - ahem - attributes, which makes for a dizzying variety of sexual encounters and positions.

    The narrator for the story is perfect. Sierra Kline does erotica like no other! I have listened to many audiobooks she has narrated, and she always manages to capture the mood just right. Her delivery is smooth and well-paced, and she does a good job of providing diverse voices for the different characters.

    As long as you have an open mind for sex and erotica, including MF, MM, MFM, MMF, and MMF? you should like this audiobook. Definitely 18+ only.

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling: The Razor's Adventures Pirate Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By P. S. Bartlett, Ronovan Hester
    • Narrated By Jake Urry
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    I was born in London as Gabriel Wallace. The child of high society, although I was raised to appreciate everything that softly landed in my hand. I followed all the rules. I worked hard, studied hard, and ended up a captain in the Royal Navy before my 25th birthday. Unfortunately, I saw the world through my own eyes, not the eyes of my superiors, and my vision was clear. 

    Margaret says: "Trying to right a wrong"
    "Rollicking Revenge Tale"
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    I loved this adventure, revenge story, and it's main hero Gabriel. Although I wanted to know more about his background and his family (there are only small snippets revealed about the past), it was a breath-taking adventure full of action, danger, friendship, enemies, and pirates. I would love more stores about Gabriel, Miles, Adam, and Maddox and where the future takes them. I recommend this audiobook for the PG-13 crowd as there is some violence, abuse, and sexual situations.

    The narration was good and varied for the different characters. I had no difficulty discerning who was speaking.

    I will definitely be listening to this one again!

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 1001 Erotic Nights (Mythic Erotica)

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Alana Melos
    • Narrated By Sierra Kline
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    When the Sultan finds his wife in the arms of another man, he executes her, beginning a brutal domination of the virgin women in his kingdom. Only beautiful, wanton, and wise Scheherazade knows how to stop his wicked ways...by turning the tables on him and dominating the Sultan.

    Cheri says: "Erotic Twist on Classic Story!"
    "Erotic take on the classic Arabian Nights"
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    This book is a scintillating and sensual audiobook based on the classic 1001 Arabian Nights. This is definitely not a book you want your children to listen to, but it is great fun for adult audiences. It contains a variety of sexual themes including domination, power transfer, and gender switching. Alana Melos penned an intoxicating mix of fairy tale and (adult) fantasy, and Sierra Kline's narration is smooth, pleasing, and matches the mood of the stories.

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Epic

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Conor Kostick
    • Narrated By Samuel E. Hoke
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (33)

    Welcome to a society governed through computer games! On New Earth, society is governed and conflicts are resolved in the arena of a fantasy computer game, Epic. If you win, you have the chance to fulfill your dreams; if you lose, your life both in and out of the game is worth nothing. When teenage Erik dares to subvert the rules of Epic, he and his friends must face the Committee. If Erik and his friends win, they may have the key to destroying the Committee's tyranny. But if they lose....

    cosmitron says: "A great read especially if you are a gamer."
    "Truly an "Epic" Adventure!"
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    This audiobook starts a bit abruptly, but it doesn't take long to figure out what's going on. The online game of Epic originally started out as entertainment, but is now used by a handful of people, a group called Central Allocations, to control the allocation of resources in society. When Eric's father is sent into exile, Eric embarks on a journey to challenge Central Allocations through the game and change the laws to get his father back. This was a fun adventure as Eric and this friends meet new allies and enemies and find out there is more to the game than they know. The story has adventure, friendship,danger, betrayal, subterfuge, and occasional humor. It is also the story of a young man growing up and realizing his strengths both inside and outside the game. Eric and his friends are very likable characters, and I liked the way they stuck together and didn't abandon anyone when the going got tough. I also loved the way Eric stayed true to himself and what he felt was right, even if it might put him at some disadvantage. I thought it was great that the most unimposing character in the game was the leader and actually held the key to failure or success. I would have liked to see a little more at the end of the story about how the world carried on. The future of the characters is briefly summarized and it left me wanting a bit more. Also, I didn't feel like Anonymous' origin or purpose was ever fully explained. He remained as much a mystery to me as a listener at the end as he was to Eric when he met him.

    The narration was pretty good, and different characters were given different voices, although occasionally the voices of characters seemed to be mixed up with the "wrong" voice used for a character. However, it wasn't too distracting and overall the delivery was smooth, even, and understandable.

    I would definitely listen to more from this author and/or narrator.

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The American Civil War Trivia Book: Interesting American Civil War Stories You Didn't Know: Trivia War Books, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Bill O'Neill, Dwayne Walker
    • Narrated By Derek Newman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    If you went to school in the United States, you probably learned about the Civil War - but this audiobook won’t be like what you learned in history class. This audiobook will lead you, step-by-step, through the causes of the Civil War and the effects. But unlike your high school history teacher, it won’t put you to sleep with long-winded biographies and lists of dates. The names you’ll learn are the big players, the ones with big personalities who made big differences.

    cosmitron says: "Quirky Zany Civil War trivia for beginners"
    "Great synopsis of the war!"
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    This is an engaging, interesting, and entertaining synopsis of the Civil War including the years after the war encompassing restoration and the various constitutional amendments that followed. The book/audiobook is full of interesting facts and statistics. In a little more than 3 hours of listening, it easily covers everything I ever learned in school about the period.

    The narration is excellent, very smooth, relaxed, and even.

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Fox Tales: Erotic Tales of the Kitsune: Mythic Erotica, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Alana Melos
    • Narrated By Sierra Kline
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Erotic tales based on the fox-wife myths of the Orient.... Fox Tales: Erotic Tales of the Kitsune contains several adult fairy tales based on the myths of the kitsune, or fox-wives, from Japan and China. According to legend, foxes are sexy, beautiful trickster spirits who would steal in to consume a man's essence. Each of these tales has been updated with steamy encounters and presented for your listening pleasure.

    Kelvin L. Reed says: "Every story is a winner"
    "Erotic stories with a touch of bdsm"
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    This is a scintillating collection of erotic stories that sometimes included bdsm or non-consent elements. There were also bits of humor, and I even found some of the commentary laugh out loud funny. The unique theme to the tales is foxes that become beautiful women. I really enjoyed the stories, and I have to say the narration was a huge part of that. Sierra Kline has a sensual, lilting voice that can also be turned to humorous asides to the listener. The delivery was smooth and relaxed. Overall a very entertaining listen, and I will definitely be returning to this audiobook. This audiobook is for mature audiences only due to the sexual content, but if you are in the mood for a little naughty pleasure, this one is for you.

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Too Hot to Handel: Another John Pickett Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Sheri Cobb South
    • Narrated By Joel Froomkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (100)

    When a rash of jewel thefts strikes London, magistrate Patrick Colquhoun deploys his Bow Street Runners to put a stop to the crimes. A Russian princess is to attend a production of Handel’s Esther at Drury Lane Theatre, where she will wear a magnificent diamond necklace. The entire Bow Street force will be stationed at various locations around the theatre - including John Pickett, who will occupy a box directly across from the princess.

    Avid Audio Listener says: "another good read"
    "Loved It!"
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    This is a fun listen. This time around John Picket is mostly a silent character as he has been seriously injured in a theater fire. Most of the story centers around Viscountess Julia Fieldhurst's efforts to solve the mystery of the theft of a diamond necklace. While well-meant, her efforts often misfire or lead to further complications and comedies of error. The Magistrate, Mr. Colquhoun continues to be a source of support to John and Julia, while also adding a dose of humor from time to time. The author provides the reader/listener with all the clues to solve the mystery early on, and the pleasure is in watching the novel's characters fumble their way to the truth...and for John and Julia, the resolution of their unintended marriage.

    The narration is excellent, both for the male and female characters, although I hope "Julia" never embarks on a singing career:-D The delivery is measured and very easy on the ears.

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Selection

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jason J. Nugent
    • Narrated By Paul Jenkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    On the planet Anastasia, turning 18 has a price. Eron has no choice. As his time approaches, he’s thrust into the horrific institution known as the Selection. It’s life or death and anything goes in this brutal ritual only for the boys. If Eron makes it out, he’s promised a good life. If not, he’ll be dead or become a Forgotten. Once in the Selection, Eron discovers that his beautiful home masks a dangerous world where the Forgotten roam, and survival may cost a life. 

    cosmitron says: "Good Ride for all ages"
    "Dystopian Coming of Age Story"
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    I would have given this story 5 stars but I didn't like the ending. This is the story of an alternative dystopian society where boys must participate in a trial of manhood and culling called the Selection when they turn 18. Eron faces pain, death, violence, and betrayal as he struggles to survive to the promised rewards at the end of the trial and to win the hand of the girl he desires. It is really a well-written story, and as long as you go in knowing that it is a true dystopian story and not everything will turn our as you want or expect, you may like it more than I did. For me, I liked it very much until the conclusion.

    The narration was good, and different voices were given different characters, and the inflections were varied in respect to the situations and emotions the characters experienced.

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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