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Cathie

Savannah, GA, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • 18 reviews
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  • 345 titles in library
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  • Pale Demon: The Hollows, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1992)
    Performance
    (1402)
    Story
    (1410)

    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"
    "Love the book. But charging two credits is bull"
    Overall

    I have been waiting months for this book only to discover that if I want it I have to fork over two credits. Then I get an offer on my screen to buy three extra credits for 34.00. Yeah right!

    34 of 41 people found this review helpful
  • Undead and Unwary

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By MaryJanice Davidson
    • Narrated By Nancy Wu
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (44)

    Booklist calls MaryJanice Davidson’s New York Times best-selling Queen Betsy series "sexy, steamy, and laugh-out-loud funny". In Undead and Unwary, vampire queen Betsy Taylor and her savvy retinue sink their teeth into a delicious problem - how to out-devil the devil.

    G. House Sr. says: "Davidson breathes new Life into Hell"
    "A must listen, but..."
    Overall
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    If you are a follower, this one is a must. However, so much of this book is wasted on Betsy's constant "thinking" that I almost stopped listening. My mind wandered so much I had to rewind constantly. Nancy Wu's narration as Betsy is great, as usual, however I find the narration as Laura to be like nails on a chalkboard. Perhaps it has a lot to do with my dislike for that character in general, but it just becomes hard to listen to after awhile.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Seventh Grave and No Body

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Darynda Jones
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (590)
    Performance
    (560)
    Story
    (556)

    Charley has more on her plate than a mob of testy hellhounds. For one thing, her father has disappeared, and the more she retraces his last steps, the more she learns he was conducting an investigation of his own, one that has Charley questioning everything she's ever known about him.

    Hassan says: "Funny As Always!"
    "Jokes are not as corny"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I enjoy a good joke as much as the next gal, however the constant silly lines in the previous stories have gotten on my nerves at times. This one, as well as the last, is more mature. At times both serious and laugh out loud funny, Charlie really comes into her powers and we begin to see what she is really capable of. I also like that the characters in her life continue to support her unconditionally and we begin to see them playing a huge part in her future. Narration is spot on, as usual!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Town: Wayward Pines, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Blake Crouch
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (578)
    Performance
    (530)
    Story
    (531)

    Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrived in Wayward Pines, Idaho, three weeks ago. In this town, people are told who to marry, where to live, where to work. Their children are taught that David Pilcher, the town's creator, is god. No one is allowed to leave; even asking questions can get you killed. But Ethan has discovered the astonishing secret of what lies beyond the electrified fence that surrounds Wayward Pines and protects it from the terrifying world beyond.

    justin says: "TWO/THREE star review within 3 hours ? RIDICULOUS"
    "Sorry This is the End!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I have learned from the many audiobooks I have listened to that the narrator can make or break a book. In this case, this narrator is perfect for this story. He reads the character of Ethan with a detachment that totally fits. While this is not a happy story, this is overall a great series. All three books kept my attention, and the ending was unexpected. Not sure how it could happen but I would love more!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Lost Lake

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Sarah Addison Allen
    • Narrated By Janet Metzger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (534)
    Performance
    (475)
    Story
    (470)

    The first time Eby Pim saw Lost Lake, it was on a picture postcard. Just an old photo and a few words on a small square of heavy stock, but when she saw it, she knew she was seeing her future. That was half a lifetime ago. Now Lost Lake is about to slip into Eby’s past. Her husband, George, is long passed. Most of her demanding extended family are gone.

    Jen says: "Pure Sarah Addison Allen"
    "Spend a Quiet Afternoon with Sarah Addison Allen"
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    Performance
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    I think this book is wonderful. When I first began listening to this author I wasn't sure her work was my cup of tea. I have now listened to all of her audiobooks, and I have discovered that I truly lose myself in her stories. Most of the characters are likeable and quirky, and I love the bit of magic in all of her books. I will listen to this one again!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Undead Pool: The Hollows, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1853)
    Performance
    (1709)
    Story
    (1716)

    Witch and day-walking demon Rachel Morgan knows magic - earth, ley line, even the forbidden demon magic - and that knowledge has saved her life more than once. But now something - or someone - is attacking Cincinnati and the Hollows, causing spells to backfire or go horribly wrong while living vampires attack humans and Inderlanders alike. The pressures build when the city is quarantined to contain the unreliable magic, and Rachel must stop the attacks before the undead vampire masters who keep the rest of the undead under control are lost and it becomes all-out supernatural war.

    Angela says: "Unbelievably Satisfying!"
    "Long Time Fan and Still in Love!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This has consistently been one of my favorite series, and 12 books in Rachel, Jenks, Al and the gang feel a bit like old friends. I get a bit annoyed with the descriptions of each mood, such as all the brow furrowing and teeth clenching, but at the same time I like that the books feel as if they flow together smoothly. Ivy's character has lost relevance, and hopefully her story will either wrap up or ramp up if there is another book. I love that the inevitable finally happened with Rachel and Trent. Long overdue!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Places: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins, and others
    Overall
    (4719)
    Performance
    (3941)
    Story
    (3961)

    Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas". As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived, and famously testified that her 15-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who've long forgotten her.

    Glenda Jeffers says: "Riveting but brutal"
    "VERY Dark Places"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I agree with the other reviewer that said this is a brutal story. It is indeed. Try as I might I can't find one redeeming quality in any of the twisted characters. That being said, I still consider this a great book. The narration was spot on, and I could not put it down, even while I winced at the story line. If you are a fan of Gillian Flynn this one is a must.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • NOS4A2: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Joe Hill
    • Narrated By Kate Mulgrew
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3290)
    Performance
    (3052)
    Story
    (3055)

    Victoria McQueen has an uncanny knack for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. When she rides her bicycle over the rickety old covered bridge in the woods near her house, she always emerges in the places she needs to be. Vic doesn't tell anyone about her unusual ability, because she knows no one will believe her. She has trouble understanding it herself.

    Jacqueline says: "Finish to Start Excellent is Novel This"
    "Disturbing!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I started this listen with a bit of hesitation due to the title. I thought it might be a bit hokey. I was pleasantly surprised! This is a demented, disturbing, hold onto your seat kind of story. If you liked Heart-Shaped Box you will love this one. Kate Mulgrew is now on my list of favorite narrators!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12100)
    Performance
    (10990)
    Story
    (11016)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "Wow, what a surprise!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book was awesome! Although the ending was great, and was a perfect fit for the story, I just dreaded it because I wanted more. Rarely does a book keep me hanging on every line, but this is one that did. I felt like I was there, exploring the building's mysteries with them. Just enough character development (Tim was my favorite). Narrator was spot on!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ever After: The Hollows, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1823)
    Performance
    (1656)
    Story
    (1667)

    The ever after, the demonic realm that parallels our own, is shrinking, and if it disappears, so does all magic. It’s up to witch-turned-daywalking-demon Rachel Morgan to fix the ever-after before the fragile balance between magic users and humans fails. Of course, there’s also the small fact that she caused the ley line to rip in the first place, and her life is forfeit unless she can fix it.

    Hassan says: "The best book yet!!!!"
    "Still love the series, but..."
    Overall
    Performance
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    One of the best series ever, and one that I always look forward to. I love that Rachel has grown up, and it was nice to have less Ivy in this book. Marguerite Gavin's narration was great, as usual. However, I am about halfway through the book, and the over-use of phrases such as "I went cold", "His brow furrowed", etc. is driving me nuts. The constant use of "His best Peter Pan pose" and "Bunny-eared kiss kiss" used to just grate on my nerves. We are 11 books into the series. Just saying it may be time for some new lines.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Chaos: Beautiful Creatures, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1332)
    Performance
    (1203)
    Story
    (1218)

    Ethan Wate thought he was getting used to the strange, impossible events happening in Gatlin, his small Southern town. But now that Ethan and Lena have returned home, strange and impossible have taken on new meanings. Swarms of locusts, record-breaking heat, and devastating storms ravage Gatlin as Ethan and Lena struggle to understand the impact of Lena's Claiming. Even Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals is affected - and their abilities begin to dangerously misfire. As time passes, one question becomes clear: What - or who - will need to be sacrificed?

    Felicity Fairchild says: "Wow! That was unexpected!"
    "I just love these books!"
    Overall
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    The Beautiful Creatures series is my absolute favorite. I have been an Audible member for years and these are the only books I have ever listened to twice. Yes, they move a bit slow and can be are repetetive. However, I enjoyed the sound effects and the narration is great. My favorite characters are Ethan's elderly aunts. They are adorable! I am from the deep South and they remind me of a couple of people I know!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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