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David

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  • Fair Game: Alpha and Omega

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1712)
    Performance
    (1545)
    Story
    (1558)

    Now that the werewolves have revealed themselves to humans, they can't afford any bad publicity. Infractions that could have been overlooked in the past must now be punished, and the strain of doing his father's dirty work is taking a toll on Charles. Nevertheless, Charles and Anna are sent to Boston when the FBI requests the pack's help on a local serial killer case. They quickly realize that not only the last two victims were werewolves - all of them were.

    David says: "Best of the Best"
    "Best of the Best"
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    Would you listen to Fair Game again? Why?

    I normally don't write reviews but I have been waiting patiently for this book and I must say it does NOT disappoint! Without a doubt this is the best of the Mercy Thompson world novels. I will be certainly listening to this one over and over right along with Moon Called, Silver Borne and River Marked. The story keeps you engaged from start to finish. The interaction between Anna and Charles is great showing the vulnerability of Charles and the strength of Anna better than any of the previous books. The plot is a great detective story complete with good cops, bad cops and questionable government agencies. The Fae are shown in a different light and WOW what a cliff hanger ending!! The only negative thing I can say is now we have to wait a year until the next book. :-(


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite characters are always Anna and Charles, but I think Issac is certainly a standout supporting character. I really hope to be able to see more of him in the future. He's young and flamboyant on the outside, but when the Sh$$ hits the fan he is stable, strong and loyal. Very cool dude.


    Have you listened to any of Holter Graham’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Holter Graham's narrative is superb. As always he does a great job of giving each character a voice of their own and uses inflections to convey the emotions and excitement perfectly throughout the entire book. One of the most important part with the narrative is that there are NO swallowing, breathing or gulping sounds during the reading like i have found on other audio-books.


    Any additional comments?

    Patricia Briggs please write faster! Another year before the next Mercy Thompson is going to drive me nutty.

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Broken Soul: Jane Yellowrock, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Faith Hunter
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (412)
    Performance
    (388)
    Story
    (386)

    Jane Yellowrock is a vampire killer for hire - but other creatures of the night still need to watch their backs....When the Master of the city of New Orleans asks Jane to improve security for a future visit from a delegation of European vampires, she names an exorbitant price - and Leo is willing to pay. That’s because the European vamps want Leo’s territory, and he knows that he needs Jane to prevent a total bloodbath.

    Crystal Wilson says: "U always surprise me"
    "Another great Yellowrock adventure"
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    What made the experience of listening to Broken Soul the most enjoyable?

    As always I look forward to the revels of skinwalker history and Jane's / Beast's duality.


    What other book might you compare Broken Soul to and why?

    understandably the structure is very much like Black Arts.


    What does Khristine Hvam bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The voicings of the characters like the inflections she's uses. When reading for me I would have to read the book a couple times before getting those types of things in my head.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    without any real spoilers but the duality of Jane / Beasts soul.


    Any additional comments?

    Again without any real spoilers I wasn't too keen on the hook-up,s till don't trust that one. ;-)

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Better Homes and Hauntings

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1369)
    Performance
    (1287)
    Story
    (1291)

    When Nina Linden is hired to landscape a private island off the New England coast, she sees it as her chance to rebuild her failing business after being cheated by her unscrupulous ex. She never expects that her new client, software mogul Deacon Whitney, would see more in her than just a talented gardener. Deacon has paid top dollar to the crews he’s hired to renovate the desolate Whitney estate - he had to, because the bumps, thumps, and unexplained sightings of ghostly figures in 19th-century dress are driving workers away faster than he can say “Boo.”

    Amazon Customer says: "Disappointing"
    "Characters are great, ghosts story not so much."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, The ghost story was sadly predictable but the characters and their interaction still makes it an enjoyable read.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Black Arts: Jane Yellowrock, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Faith Hunter
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1076)
    Performance
    (990)
    Story
    (989)

    When Evan Trueblood blows into town looking for his wife, Molly, he’s convinced that she came to see her best friend, Jane. But it seems like the witch made it to New Orleans and then disappeared without a trace. Jane is ready to do whatever it takes to find her friend. Her desperate search leads her deep into a web of black magic and betrayal and into the dark history between vampires and witches. But the closer she draws to Molly, the closer she draws to a new enemy - one who is stranger and more powerful than any she has ever faced.

    Maureen says: "Another great book. Go Faith!"
    "BEST ONE TO DATE!!"
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    Would you listen to Black Arts again? Why?

    I will be listening to this a few more times. There are so many little things about Jane's past and role as SkinWalker / Warrior Women that takes a bit to catch.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Jane's acceptance of self and the information about her culture and role.


    What about Khristine Hvam’s performance did you like?

    Can't beat Khristine Hvam's work, She always gives a great performance and not just a boring reading. Her voices and intonations really bring the characters to life.


    Any additional comments?

    These stories just keep getting better and better. I thought Blood Trade was the best until now. Now I cant decide which I like the most. I really like the way the plot lines intertwine seamlessly. All of Jane's character development really makes this book stand out.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A Discovery of Witches

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10159)
    Performance
    (7613)
    Story
    (7657)

    Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

    haesel says: "Where was this woman's editor?"
    "Not a bad listen, well worth the time."
    Overall

    Not a bad audiobook, I would never have been able to read through it however. The first half was a bit verbose on the narative. There was a lot of "chatty" narative and not much content on the mysteries of the story. However, the second half came together nicely and started to keep my attention much better. By the end I found myself very curious as to how the full story will pan out. Clearly this is setup for a series of stories, I hope it wont be too long before the next chapter.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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