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  • Twice Dead: A Novel of Haven

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Kalayna Price
    • Narrated By Piper Goodeve
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (200)
    Performance
    (173)
    Story
    (178)

    Newly undead shifter-turned-vampire Kita Nekai is coming to grips with the reality that her cat has not awakened since her change. What she needs is a little time to adjust to her new liquid diet and the increasingly complex attraction to her sire, Nathanial. What she gets is a headless harlequin.

    Cheri says: "Very heavy"
    "Definitely a YA urban fantasy"
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    PG-13 style fantasy, complete with the hard headed heroine, that frustrates the reader from start to finish.She's a shape shifter turned vamp, that finds herself with a bullseye on her back with most everyone that she meets. Kitta doesn't want to be a vampire and acts like a spoiled brat most of the time, leading Nathaniel on and making his life miserable by rejecting him and doing as she pleases. Leaves you in a cliffhanger, that doesn't look like it will be resolved since the book was released Aug 2011, and the final book isn't on the shelf yet.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rogue: Shifters, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Rachel Vincent
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (772)
    Performance
    (366)
    Story
    (370)

    "Okay, so cats don't always land on their feet. I know that better than most. Since rejoining the Pride, I've made big decisions and even bigger mistakes: the kind paid for with innocent lives. As the first and only female enforcer, I have plenty to prove to my father, the Pride, and myself."

    Stephanie says: "WONDERFUL."
    "Hope she grows up eventually!"
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    Faythe is totally self centered. If you keep reading this series, you'll have to adjust to her doing one stupid mistake after another and breaking the heart of the man that loves her. As far as the werecats go, I like the characters and the situations that arise. It has an interesting adventure and mystery going on. I'm reading the next installment now, hoping Faythe's character will grow at some point to be more like able. (Still working on that one) For someone that wants to be a leader and enforcer, she just doesn't have a clue at times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Pain Scale

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Tyler Dilts
    • Narrated By Mel Foster
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Long Beach homicide detective Danny Beckett can’t escape the pain. It’s everywhere: in the injuries that earned him a year-long medical leave; in the suffering of every victim he’s ever encountered; in the agony of his past. But he must keep the pain at bay to prove he still has what it takes to do the job. So it’s only fitting that his first major case back is a gruesome one: A California congressman’s daughter-in-law and grandchildren have been brutally murdered, and the carnage is some of the worst Danny’s ever seen. Is it a mob hit? Political retribution? A random sex crime? Nothing quite adds up….

    Think about this says: "A lesson in chronic pain"
    "A lesson in chronic pain"
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    A good title for this one, as the author gives us plenty of insight about chronic pain while solving his second murder mystery. I liked the book and wished I would have read it instead of listening. The narrator changed from the first installment and I had trouble with following this guy. Much of the time, all the voices sounded the same, which turned out to be a bad thing when there were so many characters to keep track of. The characters also had foreign names that were hard to keep track of. All and all it was a good crime story, but I would recommend the Kindle for this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A King of Infinite Space

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Tyler Dilts
    • Narrated By Alex Hyde-White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (6)

    Long Beach, California homicide detective Danny Beckett is pouring the weekend's first shot of vodka when the call comes in: Elizabeth Williams, a teacher at nearby Warren High School, has been brutally murdered in her classroom. When Danny arrives at the school, the blood-spattered crime scene turns even his veteran stomach. What could this young woman have done to make her the target of such a violent attack?

    Think about this says: "Danny and Jen are a likeable duo"
    "Danny and Jen are a likeable duo"
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    This is the first of the Long Island Homicide series, which introduces us to Danny Beckett and his partner Jen. We get enough background on these characters to like them and want to hear more about them, along with an interesting police procedural. They're good cops with some believable issues, and no super human qualities, but manage to get their man in the end with good police work and keen intuition. Some reviews have said that it's too easy to figure out the murderer. Could be for some, but there's a long list of suspects thrown in to the mix, which leaves the reader wondering if they actually do have it right.
    What I liked the most about the story was the character development. Like Harry Bosch and Dave Robicheaux, they're not perfect but have sparked our interest enough, to keep us going back to hear more from them. Glad to see there's two more books after this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Magic Breaks: Kate Daniels, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ilona Andrews
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
    Overall
    (311)
    Performance
    (301)
    Story
    (301)

    No matter how much the paranormal politics of Atlanta change, one thing always remains the same: If there' s trouble, Kate Daniels will be in the middle of it. As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she still struggling to keep her investigative business afloat, she must now deal with the affairs of the pack, including preparing her people for attack from Roland, a cruel ancient being with god-like powers.

    RabidReads says: "Characters die, power shifts, a new path is forged"
    "Tearful and triumphant, an excellent story"
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    Don't listen to this one while driving. I was almost crying at the wheel. Family bonds, pack bonds, bonds of friendship, they all get tested in this dangerous episode. Kate is put in to one perilous situation after another, as she and Rolland are out for a showdown, but her losses are great along the way. As Kate's heart breaks for the ones she loves, so did mine, as Renee Raudman did her usual excellent job of bringing Kate, Curan, friends and foes to life. This story was exceptionally emotional, as told through the eyes and heart of Kate, with a turning point in the end.
    If you follow the series, be ready for one of the best episodes yet. If you don't follow the series, go to the beginning and catch up. You wont' be disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Archangel's Legion: Guild Hunter Series, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Nalini Singh
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    Overall
    (356)
    Performance
    (324)
    Story
    (330)

    Angels are falling from the sky in New York, struck down by a vicious, unknown force. Vampires are dying impossibly of disease. Guild hunter Elena Deveraux and the Archangel Raphael must discover the source of the wave of death before it engulfs their city and their people, leaving New York in ruin and Raphael's Tower under siege by enemy archangels. Yet even as they fight desperately to save the city, an even darker force is stirring, its chill eyes trained on New York . . . and on Raphael.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Soooo good!"
    "Things, they are a changing"
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    This has to be the best of the series so far, but you need the complete background of the other books to fully understand what's taking place. Another Archangel is out to conquer Raphael's territory and just who it is at first is a mystery, complicated by other women out to steal Raphael from Elena.
    It's a beautifully told tale as the listener gets picturesque descriptions of characters and surroundings that puts you to mind of eyes lingering on a work of art. The author certainly has a way of pulling you out of the world about you, and sinking you in to the fantastical world of Archangels.
    The love between Elena and Raphael is in the center of this story, as mysterious things are happening to Raphael terrifying Elena.
    War outbreaks and it's non-stop action with an ending that leaves the listener in contemplation of things to come.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Turn Coat: The Dresden Files, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    Overall
    (4722)
    Performance
    (3427)
    Story
    (3433)

    The Warden Morgan has been accused of treason against the Wizards of the White Council - and there's only one, final punishment for that crime. He's on the run, wants his name cleared, and needs someone with a knack for backing the underdog. Someone like Harry Dresden....

    Lisa says: "Worthy Addition To The Series"
    "Turning point"
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    This is yet another great addition to the series that just gets better.
    Morgan is framed for a murder and comes to Harry for help. Yes, Harry whom Morgan has tried to execute many times, but Harry being the good honest wizard he is, tries to help Morgan and find out who the real killer is.
    He runs in to all kinds of obstacles while being aided by his faithful friends and family.
    Full of non-stop action in the typical Dresden way, also has a couple of turning points in the end, with new alliances being formed and a sad turn in Harry's personal life.
    The series never disappoints and the narration is always A++

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Afraid

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jack Kilborn
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    Overall
    (437)
    Performance
    (241)
    Story
    (244)

    Welcome to Safe Haven, Wisconsin. Miles from everything, with one road in and out, this peaceful town has never needed a full-time police force. Until now.... A helicopter has crashed near Safe Haven and unleashed something horrifying. Now this merciless force is about to do what it does best. Isolate. Terrorize. Annihilate. As residents begin dying in a storm of gory violence, Safe Haven's only chance for survival will rest with an aging county sheriff, a firefighter, and a single mom.

    coreybeth says: "Run, catch, torture, repeat puhleeezz"
    "Don't waste the credit"
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    All the poor reviews are true. It's one grizzly murder after the other. I like a good murder mystery. I like a good sci-fi adventure. I like JA Konrath's Jack Daniels series. I don't like slasher movies, and I think that is what this is in book form.
    This is just gore with no direction or meaning. I couldn't finish it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hangman's Daughter

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Oliver Pötzsch, Lee Chadeayne (translator)
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1330)
    Performance
    (1184)
    Story
    (1177)

    When a dying boy is pulled from the river with a mark crudely tattooed on his shoulder, hangman Jakob Kuisl is called upon to investigate whether witchcraft is at play in his small Bavarian town. When more children disappear and an orphan is found dead with the same mark, the mounting hysteria threatens to erupt. Before the unrest forces him to torture and execute the woman who aided in the birth of his children, Jakob must unravel the truth.

    goddess_of_pipework says: "Fascinating"
    "Good book, but not a great book"
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    I think 3 stars is the perfect number for this one. It was an interesting tale, with a couple of likeable characters, as in Zeeman, the doctor and Quizel the Hangman. They had a special rapport between them that gives you a chuckle now and then. The Hangman is portrayed as a just man and not a cruel man. All and all the story isn't horrifying, as one might think it will be. It's a murder (several murders) mystery that Quizel and Zeeman set out to solve in order for an innocent woman's life to be spared, and to save the lives of several children. It shows the narrow mindedness of people, as mass hysteria takes over. Then and now, some things never change.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bone River

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Megan Chance
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (28)

    In the mid-19th century, Leonie Russell works alongside her husband, Junius, an oysterman in the Washington Territory. At night she continues her father’s lifelong obsession - collecting artifacts and studying the native culture that once thrived in the area. On her 37th birthday, Leonie discovers a mummy protruding from a riverbank - a mummy that by all evidence shouldn’t exist. As Leonie searches for clues to the mummy’s origins, she begins to feel a strangely mystical connection to it. When Junius’s long-lost son, Daniel, appears one day, a native elder insists that Leonie wear a special shell bracelet for protection.

    Think about this says: "Couldn't take the earbuds off"
    "Couldn't take the earbuds off"
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    This has to be one of the best stories I've heard lately. Leonie Russell's world is turned upside down, when she discovers a mysterious mummy in the river close to her home. She and her husband Junius find Indian artifacts for a buyer from the Smithsonian. This mummy however, has a message for Leonie that unsettles the life she has known for the past twenty years and she's in no rush to give her up.
    Clue after clue surfaces in this tale and had me speculating throughout as to what the mummy was trying to covey. Then when a link to Jun's past appears at the door, everything completely unravels in everybody's world.
    I loved these characters and the world they lived in was so descriptive you can imagine being there.
    Completely deprived me of sleep, as I couldn't put it down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Feral Sins: Phoenix Pack, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Suzanne Wright
    • Narrated By Jill Redfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1954)
    Performance
    (1801)
    Story
    (1818)

    Taryn Warner is a wolf shifter with extraordinary healing skills - and serious problems. First, her father is determined that she mate for life with a wolf shifter named Roscoe Weston, whom the feisty Taryn can’t stand. To make matters worse, she’s also been kidnapped by Trey Coleman, a dangerous alpha male from another pack. And as much as she wants to resist Trey, Taryn is incredibly, maddeningly attracted to him.

    Paige says: "Surprised they didn't check my ID"
    "Strong alpha characters"
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    R rated or X rated, take your pick. This book is not a YA werewolf romance. It's hard core sex, but has it's place in this love story of two very strong alpha wolves. What I like about Taryn, is that she was a strong character, so none of that whiny female always doing the wrong thing and misinterpreting everything going on around her. This female is bold, hardened from her upbringing, but not without her problems. Trey tends to easily go feral from his unfortunate upbringing, until Taryn calms him and his wolf. Not a bad story as the couple form an alliance with their own personal motives, that we all know will eventually end with true love.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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