I really enjoyed The Ninth District. FBI agents Jack Miller and his rookie partner Ross "Junior" Fruen (?sp) are investigating a series of bank robberies. The clues lead them to the fact that someone is going to rob the Ninth District Federal Reserve. The story is fast paced and moves along without a hitch. I enjoyed finding out about areas of Minneapolis that I didn't know about. The narrator gave a nice performance and I would recommend this story to friends and family.
vampires, dystopia and species struggles
Mira ~ she was someone who was strong and knows how to play the game. She is a rebel trying to find her way to freedom.
At a little over 4 hours, I would say that this would make a great lazy day listen. Ms. Kelly has a way of drawing you into the story and makes you want to keep listening. I am a fan of Ms. Kelly's work and she doesn't disappoint here.
Dissension is the first in a new series of books set in the future. After a great cataclysm destroys much of the Earth's population few people remain. The ones who do are now sharing resources with vampires who up until this point have kept themselves hidden. With the help of the vampires, humans are able to get back on their feet. Once that happens tho, the humans then turn the tables and enslave the vampires making some of the stronger ones fight for public spectacle as gladiators.
Mira is one such gladiator. She has the desire to be free and tries to escape any chance she gets. A chance meeting with the local Regent Lucian Stavros puts her in a position to help change the plight of the vampires. Will it all work out? Don't know as we have to wait for the next book to see what happens.
I look forward to listening to the next book when it becomes available. I would classify this as a YA/New Adult novel based on some of the fighting and violence.
Yes, I would. The story line has great promise to be the start of a series of books.
I liked Mia the best. She was thrown into a new situation and she was able to handle herself.
I am a frequent listener of Ms. Kelly's work. I feel that she does well with many genres and absolutely shines in the romance genre. I always look forward to listening to her work.
When Dominic realized that he truly cared for Mia. It was during that tense scene that you could see the light bulb 'click'.
Alpha Wolf's Pet, Hidden is a well thought out story. Its story line sets up this book to be the beginning of series. I look forward to seeing if this happens.
I liked the way the author was able to give some of Saint Augustine's history along with the story. Having one of the main characters being an archaeologist really helped with the telling of this story.
Yes, I was very interested in seeing how the story played out. There were some plot twists that I didn't see coming (and one that I kind of did) and that made for an interesting story. Mr. Francis wrote a great mystery.
Mr. Dennis has a great way of giving each character their own voice. That along with great pacing made this for a very enjoyable listen.
I have listened to the previous 3 books in the Raveneau series and I enjoyed this one also. The story has jumped about 90 years from the last book so we have moved into the early 1900's. I liked how, while we have moved ahead, we also learned some more about the characters that we have come to love in the earlier books. I liked hearing about Andre, Devon, Nathan and especially Adrienne.
When Adam took Cathy on their adventure to search for the treasure.
The Tempest is a nice addition to the Raveneau family saga. While I'm not the biggest fan of historical romance stories Ms. Wright has done a wonderful job of keeping my interest thru out the entire series. I enjoyed the spirited independence of Cathy once she realized that she had a voice. I liked her way of standing up for herself against her controlling mother. I think Cathy is ahead of her time.
Ms. Beresford has made this series a joy to listen to. She has consistently kept my attention through out. I would love to hear what comes next for the Raveneaus.
I really liked Adrienne. She was bold and stood her ground.
I liked Lady Thomasina. She was an eccentric old lady that made you root for her. Ms. Beresford continues to impress me as a gifted narrator. She makes the story come to life. I will continue to search out her work.
When Nathan and Adrienne realized that they are meant for each other. I loved their story.
His Reckless Bargain continues the saga of the Raveneau family. Nathan Raveneau, son of Andre and Devon, is a sea captain that is spending some time in London. After an chance meeting with a family friend, he agrees to watch over his independent minded daughter Adrienne. This starts an adventure that will eventually take Nathan and Adrienne to Barbados.
I love the adventure in this story and the continuing saga of the Raveneaus. I would recommend this book to my friends who enjoy historical romance and adventure.
Again, as with Book 1 (Silver Storm), I enjoyed the way Ms. Wright is able to seamlessly weave the fiction of a romance with the real historical events of the early 1800's.
As a fan of Ms. Beresford's I have found her work to be consistently good. She has a flair for accents and the ability to give each character their own unique traits.
Surrender the Stars continues the Raveneau family saga. This time the story is centered on Lindsey Raveneau the youngest of Andre and Devon Raveneau's children. As a young school teacher, Lindsey's life is centered around books and therefore she isn't a 'lady about town'. This all changes when the senior Raveneaus are asked by the President to go to London to see who might be giving away the American's war secrets to the British. Helping out in this endeavor is sea captain Ryan Coleraine, one of Andre's ship's captains. By impersonating Nathan Raveneau, Ryan is able to get into the inner circles of London and gather information.
This is a book that I would listen to again and would recommend to others.
I enjoyed how the author wove the fictional tale of Andre and Devon with the real historical events of the Revolutionary War.
Coming in at over 11 hours, I would say that it would be a great vacation listen or for someone who has a long commute and/or larger blocks of time to listen. I was able to finish this in about 3 days but I am able to listen while I'm at work.
I am a great fan of Ms. Beresford and this is one of her best. I like the way that she makes each character unique with their own voice, accent and pacing. She really brings a book to life.
Ms. Wright is a gifted author bringing the colonial time to life interweaving a fictional love story with real historical events. I must admit that while I'm not a fan of a historical romance per se, I was entertained and drawn in to the story by Ms. Wright's story and Ms. Beresford's narration.
I would recommend this book to my friends who enjoy a sweet romance.
I enjoyed the character of Cora the best. She is someone who just wants to live her life and is now 'thrown' into the world of the Seers and the Guardians. She takes everything in stride and is a force to be reckoned with.
Another fine performance by Mr. Hyde-White. He also reads the first book in this series. The flow between book 1 and book 2 is seamless. The characterizations are the same from book to book. A job well done.
Coming in at just about 4 hours in length, this is a book that you could listen to on a lazy day or maybe in the car on a trip.
Blue Moon continues the story first started in Hunter's Moon. We go on the journey with Cora and Sean as they fight Morganna with the help of Merlin, Victoria and Percy. I like where this story is going and can't wait for book 3. I would recommend this book to my friends who enjoy fantasy books and tales.
Yes. I think this book is a nice start to a paranormal/Arthurian series. There is a fair amount of today mixed with the yesteryear in this story.
I very much enjoyed Alex Hyde-White's narration of this book. He gave each character the proper emotion needed to tell the story.
I like the part where Victoria was able to break free from her captors.
Hunter's Moon is the first in a 5 part series about the Arthurian legends and mixed with some paranormal ... vampires and the like. Victoria believes in and sees the Fae, something her mother and sister can't. After her sister is injured, Victoria is sent to live with her Aunt and Uncle, who are horrible people. As Victoria grows up, she finds that she has a connection to the Fae and we in turn see what happens when she is forced to summon them.
I look forward to the rest of the books in this series. I can't what to see where it goes next.
One of the best. Ms. Benson's narration kept me in the story and I was wanting to see what happened next.
Yes, I was wondering what would happen next to Seychelle and especially Solange.
The emotion that Ms. Benson brings to the story was amazing. I also enjoyed the Creole in the book. She made it sound real and not just a stereotype. I was wanting the story to go on.
Yes, I was worried for Seychelle after leaving the Bimini Islands.
Seychelle Sullivan is a tug boat captain. While on a job to tow in a stranded boat, she comes across a small dingy afloat in the ocean. In the dingy is a small child and a dead woman. Seychelle is determined not to let the girl be sent back to Haiti. This is a face paced, suspenseful thriller with a light touch of romance thrown in.
I would recommend this book to my friends who enjoy a good solid mystery/thriller. I will definitely listen to more of both Ms. King's and Ms. Benson's work.
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