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  • Vanity, Vengeance and a Weekend In Vegas: A Sophie Katz Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Kyra Davis
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (602)
    Performance
    (517)
    Story
    (516)

    Sophie Katz, bestselling mystery writer and amateur sleuth, has just discovered that Anatoly, her sexy Russian P.I boyfriend of six years is actually married to the daughter of a Russian mafia boss. Devastated by his betrayal, Sophie banishes him from their beautiful San Francisco Victorian home. Desperate to distract their friend and pull her out of her depression, Dena and Marcus spirit Sophie away to Vegas for a "fun filled weekend" at a Sex Toy Trade Show. But bigger trouble awaits in Vegas. Anatoly is there; his beautiful Russian wife is there; and so is a dead body stuffed into a closet

    G. House Sr. says: "Better and Better"
    "Couldn't finish, MaryAnn just too irritating"
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    I tried to get interested in this book, but just couldn't make it work. The characters didn't appeal to me, and MaryAnn was the absolute straw that broke the camel's back. I think she was supposed to be cute in her absence of mind, but it just irritated the heck out of me every time she opened her mouth.
    The main character got off on the wrong foot at the very beginning of the book, by taking the word of a malicious troublemaker, (which she knew her to be a conniving con) then not even listening to the love of her life's side of the story, just immediately kicks him out of the house. I realized it was going to be one of those books, where you stay half mad at how stupid the characters are acting, and just wasn't in the mood to deal with frustration. At any rate, I decided to go to something else.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Seven Years: Seven, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Dannika Dark
    • Narrated By Nicole Poole
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (762)
    Performance
    (678)
    Story
    (682)

    It's been seven years since Lexi Knight lost her brother in a tragic accident. On the anniversary of his death, her brother's best friend shows up unexpectedly - a man she hasn't seen since the funeral. He is no longer the boy Lexi once knew, but a dangerous-looking man with tattoos and dark secrets. He broke her trust and abandoned her family, yet what he reveals makes it impossible to stay angry. Lexi has been secretly infatuated with Austin since childhood, so finding out he's a Shifter just makes him sexier.

    Alisha says: "Nice surprise."
    "Typical"
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    This to me was just an OK paranormal love story, but did have the typical annoying heroine. I get real frustrated with main characters that can't read between the lines and figure out what trouble they are in. For instance, when she had beings stalking her wanting to do who knows what, and she's going to go in to heet at any time, but doesn't seem to care to find out anything at all about what will happen during that period of time, she only insisted on going back to her apartment, instead of staying where she can be protected. Then, it seems every man she has ever dated (or known) is out to rape or kill her all of a sudden (What's up with that?).
    If you like the formula love stories where the heroine can't get it together til the end, and the two main characters are in love, but mutually think the other one doesn't love them back, then this one's for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sterling: Mageri, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Dannika Dark
    • Narrated By Nicole Poole
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (593)
    Performance
    (540)
    Story
    (544)

    Zoë Merrick lived an ordinary life until late one night, she was brutally attacked and left for dead. She survived, saved by a stranger who witnessed her undergo a physical transformation. That's not the only thing that's different. Zoë is unable to control an unexplainable energy coursing through her body. Justus De Gradi is a man who can teach her that control. He's handsome, arrogant, and not entirely human. He reveals that she is a Mage - an immortal made of light, not magic. She must now make a choice: Rebuild her life in the human world with the man who saved her, or live with Justus and learn how to use her extraordinary gifts. Justus has sworn an oath to protect her life, but can he guard her from the one man who has a right to claim it?

    Robin in Vermont says: "Sparkling Paranormal!"
    "Good start for a series"
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    She's attacked, saved by one stranger, then saved by another stranger, and still another stranger runs to her rescue. I don't know what's so special about this girl, but the men seem to know, as everyone wants to protect and maybe love her. She's not without her enemies though, that want her for hidden reasons. That's where the story becomes interesting, the mysterious part of it and hopefully we will learn more about Zoe's special gifts in future installments. As for this one, it's a nice beginning that introduces us to the mage world, that she's been thrown in to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • How to Run with a Naked Werewolf

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2276)
    Performance
    (2113)
    Story
    (2093)

    Anna Moder has just witnessed a shooting, seen her car pulverized, and rescued a wounded stranger - only to discover he's really a werewolf. And by her recent standards, things are actually looking up. Lycanthropes don't faze Anna. Doctoring a wolf pack outside Grundy, Alaska, is the closest thing to home life she's known in years. But hitching a ride to Anchorage with long-absent pack member Caleb Graham - that's a risk. Part of her itches to whack his nose with a newspaper. The rest is trying unsuccessfully to keep her own paws off every delicious inch of him.

    Hassan says: "A Refreshing Book & Funny too!!!"
    "Another winner from Molly Harper"
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    Always my favorites, the Werewolves and Vampires. I don't think I would ever want to read any of these books, when Amanda Ronconi is narrating them. Her delivery adds so much to the story that undeniably it wouldn't be the same without her voice. This one has the usual predictability as most of the series does, but who cares when they are so enjoyable and always leaves you feeling good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Fourth Watcher: A Poke Rafferty Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Timothy Hallinan
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (116)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (93)

    The author of the Looking for Trouble travel book series, Poke Rafferty is ready to settle down in Bangkok with his fiance, Rose, and his newly adopted daughter, Miaow. But trouble isn't ready to let him go; it's back in Poke's life with a vengeance, in the guise of his long-estranged father, Frank, the last person he ever wanted to see again. And Frank hasn't come empty-handed, arriving with a box of rubies, a wad of fraudulent identity papers, and one of the most dangerous gangsters in China in hot pursuit.

    David says: "Immersive"
    "Another excellent installment"
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    The publisher's summary says it all, as to the basic plot of the story. Everything is going right for Poke, but that is seemingly coming to an end, when Rose is caught up in a counterfeiting scheme, and his long lost Father shows up bringing more danger to Poke's family. What the summary does leave out is the wonderful character development and how you truly feel you know these people along with their struggles. It's an engrossing story that doesn't let you down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Along Came a Spider

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Charles Turner
    Overall
    (1484)
    Performance
    (893)
    Story
    (909)

    Along Came a Spider first introduced Alex Cross, the brilliant homicide detective. When the daughter of a Hollywood actress and the son of the Secretary of the Treasury are kidnapped, Cross and the Secret Service are pitted against Gary Soneji, a murderous serial kidnapper who wants to commit the crime of the century.

    Robert Randell says: "Extremely disappointing"
    "Good introduction to Alex Cross"
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    Enjoyed the book, but will probably read the rest. The narration tended to take away from the excellent story. My first introduction to the Alex Cross character sparked my interest in hearing more from him and his peers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cold Days: The Dresden Files, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6726)
    Performance
    (6218)
    Story
    (6217)

    After being murdered by a mystery assailant, navigating his way through the realm between life and death, and being brought back to the mortal world, Harry realizes that maybe death wasn’t all that bad - because he is no longer Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard. He is now Harry Dresden, Winter Knight to Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness. After Harry had no choice but to swear his fealty, Mab wasn’t about to let something as petty as death steal away the prize she had sought for so long.

    Ethan M. says: "Thwarts Every Expectation - In a Good Way"
    "Always 5 stars for Harry"
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    Harry wakes up from death and now it's time to be the Winter Knight. Maab prepares him as only Maab would do, 72 days of fighting for his life. This does get him ready for his real quest where he is enlightened by the Summer Mother, of the real fight humanity faces daily. Harry and company are together again, in their battle against evil as only the combination of Jim Butcher's imagination and James Marster's magic delivery can do it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Storm Force

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Susannah Sandlin
    • Narrated By Alexander Cendese
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (77)

    When a bomb explodes inside a Houston high-rise and the governor of Texas goes missing in the ensuing melee, former army ranger Jack "Kell" Kellison and the Omega Force counterterrorism team are called into action. Their mission: infiltrate the activist group suspected of masterminding the bombing, neutralize the threat, and recover the hostage. Yet within moments of meeting his prime suspect, beautiful environmentalist Mori Chastaine, Kell knows she's innocent of the bombing - but definitely guilty of something.

    Karen says: "Suspense with a dash of fantasy"
    "May become a good series"
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    Listened to this story after hearing "Allegiance", where Robin and Nick were dominant characters. Robin is a fun gal with all kinds of surprises, but she is not the main character of this story. Kel and Moory are the focus here, and the story was interesting although it did drag at times with too much detail. The narration could have been better.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Allegiance: The Penton Legacy, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Susannah Sandlin
    • Narrated By Amy McFadden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (148)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (132)

    British vampire psychiatrist and former mercenary Cage Reynolds returns to Penton, Alabama, looking for a permanent home. The town has been ravaged by the ongoing vampire war and the shortage of untainted human blood, and now the vampires and humans that make up the Omega Force are trying to rebuild. Cage hopes to help the cause, put down roots in Penton, and resolve his relationship with Melissa Calvert. The last thing he expects is to find himself drawn to Robin Ashton, a trash-talking eagle shape-shifter and new Omega recruit.

    tina says: "Not as good as first few books"
    "Another good installment"
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    Didn't know if I was going to like this installment when I started listening, but didn't take long to hold my interest. I think much of that was due to the new characters of Robin and Nick, especially that 'Little Bird", as she really made the story perk up, by adding a good bit of humor. Had to go listen to Storm Front though, when I finished this book, because she was introduced in it. The narrator of this story did a much better job with Robin and Nick's voices(really didn't care for the Storm Front narration)
    This installment opens up some new doors for the Penton Legacy and is a quick listen, but beware it only partially ends.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Infernal: The Order of the Sanguines Series

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By James Rollins, Rebecca Cantrell
    • Narrated By Christian Baskous
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (129)

    As an escalating scourge of grisly murders sweeps the globe, archaeologist Erin Granger must decipher the truth behind an immortal prophecy foretold in the Blood Gospel, a tome written by Christ and lost for centuries: The shackles of Lucifer have been loosened, and his Chalice remains lost. It will take the light of all three to forge the Chalice anew and banish him again to his eternal darkness.

    Julie says: "Great book!"
    "Good ending for the series"
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    I've heard this is the last of the series, with the three completing their quest, but I could see more quests in the future with the small opening at the story's end. Not that I would mind. The story wraps up nicely, but does have it's losses leaving me a bit sad. Thoroughly enjoyed the series, although the narrator was rather slow in reading an extra long book, making it drag somewhat.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Desert Heat

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By J. A. Jance
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (208)
    Performance
    (181)
    Story
    (183)

    A cop lies dying beneath the blistering Arizona sun - a local lawman who may well have become the next sheriff of Cochise County. The police brass claim that Andy Brady was dirty, and that his shooting was a suicide attempt. Joanna Brady, his devoted wife and mother of their nine-year-old daughter, knows a cover-up when she hears one...and murder when she sees it.

    CatBookMom says: "A great beginning to a terrific series"
    "Nice Surprise!"
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    Tried out a new author (for me anyway) from a friend's recommendation. Really enjoyed listening to this book, in fact it took all day Sunday, but I finished it. It is the first of the Joanna Brady series, which starts with a death and a big mystery. Joanna's life is turned upside down on her 10th anniversary, and soon she's led to believe that her husband might have been hiding secrets from her. She won't give up til all her questions are answered though, even as her own life is put in danger. I have to say that I couldn't figure out all the bad guys, which made me want to jump to the end, to satisfy my curiosity. I didn't give in, but kept listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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