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  • Come Sundown

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,737
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,850
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,820

The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it's kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine's aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don't talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she's dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heart-rending story... good overcomes misogyny

  • By Sherry on 06-15-17

This book is Nora Roberts at her very best!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-25-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes! Nora Roberts shows why she is the number 1 best selling author.

What did you like best about this story?

Mystery, murder, human drama, love, beautiful scenery, this book had it all.

Which character – as performed by Elisabeth Rodgers – was your favorite?

Alice. Her strength and resilience moved me

If you could take any character from Come Sundown out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Fancy. that lady is pushing 90 and still first as heck.

Any additional comments?

I haven't enjoyed a Nora Roberts book this much since the Search

  • Firebrand

  • By: Kristen Britain
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 27 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 469

Zachary Davriel Hillander, High King of Sacoridia, rues how much he has had to give up to lead his realm, including the freedom to live and love as he chooses. When an embassy from Eletia arrives to propose a joint venture between their realms to seek out an old ally in the north, he is dismayed to learn that the one Sacoridian they have in mind to accompany their guide is the woman he truly loves but cannot have: Green Rider Karigan G'ladheon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ellen Archer is great, but has a rough start

  • By Scorch on 04-24-17

Best book yet!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would definitely recommend this book, the character who have been in the background finally get to shine.

What did you like best about this story?

It moved along much faster than the other books and it wasn't all about the main character

Which scene was your favorite?

When the queen finally promoted Capt. Mapstone.

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

When Anna was made a Green Rider

  • Clean Sweep

  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,651
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,349

On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest problem should be what to serve her guests for breakfast.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting series start, narration annoyed me.

  • By Amber on 11-12-15

Definately not Kate Daniels

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-14

Would you try another book from Ilona Andrews and/or Renee Raudman?

As someone who loves the Kate Daniels series and enjoys Renee Raudman narrating, I had high expectations for this new book. The story was tired and somewhat boring. There were a few good moments, but they were so drawn out, they became predictable.

If you’ve listened to books by Ilona Andrews before, how does this one compare?

The Kate Daniels series is great. This book, not so much.

Would you be willing to try another one of Renee Raudman’s performances?

Renee is usually right on target and listening to her is a pleasure. This time I have to wonder if she even tried. The southern accent of the main character was choppy and inconsistent at best.

Did Clean Sweep inspire you to do anything?

Think twice if another book in the series comes out.

  • Moon Called

  • Mercy Thompson, Book 1
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,594
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,806
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,804

Mercy Thompson's life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn't exactly normal herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A top notch Urban Fantasy heroine!

  • By Leiah@soireadthisbooktoday on 04-21-12

This is really pretty good.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-11

I enjoyed this book when I read it a few years ago, but wanted to start the series. Narrator is good, the book does drag a times. But for the most part I enjoyed it. I may read the series as I'm not sure if it is really worth my credits. 8hrs seems like a waste of a credit.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Halfway to the Grave

  • Night Huntress, Book 1
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,187
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,361

Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unlikely partnership. In exchange for help finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner…are there actually good vampires?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprised! SPECTACULAR AND SEXY!

  • By benoibe on 11-16-11

Its ok

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-11

I thought this would be a little different from the other books of its genre, but its not. I just couldn't get into it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • DragonKnight

  • By: Donita K. Paul
  • Narrated by: Ellen Grafton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

Before vowing his allegiance to Wulder as a knight, Bardon heads to the mountains for solitude. His life is suddenly complicated by a woman and her granddaughter, N'Rae, on a mission to rescue the woman's son trapped in a chamber of sleep. Bardon learns that more of Paladin's knights are imprisoned - and suspects one of them is Dragon Keeper Kale's missing father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • no disappointments

  • By Alia on 01-20-16

I love this series!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-14-10

While it maybe written more for kids or young adults, it is a great listen without being preachy. Simple life lessons that make sense. Just enjoy the story.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Judas Strain

  • A Sigma Force Novel, Book 4
  • By: James Rollins
  • Narrated by: Peter J. Fernandez
  • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,795
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 925
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 934

From the depths of the Indian Ocean, a horrific plague has arisen to devastate humankind - a disease that's unknown, unstoppable, and deadly. But it is merely a harbinger of the doom that is to follow. Aboard a cruise liner transformed into a makeshift hospital, Dr. Lisa Cummings and Monk Kokkalis, operatives of SIGMA Force, search for answers to the bizarre affliction. But there are others with far less altruistic intentions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fun book

  • By JoAnn on 07-24-07

James Rollins never fails to tell an exciting tale

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-14-10

All of our favorite characters from Sigma Force are here in another adventure to save the world. Twists and unexpected turns are the norm and are never predictable! Love this book. But then I love all James Rollins's books.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Thunderhead

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,759
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,748

Nora Kelly, a young archaeologist in Santa Fe, receives a letter written 16 years ago, yet mysteriously mailed only recently. In it her father, long believed dead, hints at a fantastic discovery that will make him famous and rich - the lost city of an ancient civilization that suddenly vanished a thousand years ago. Now Nora is leading an expedition into a harsh, remote corner of Utah's canyon country, but what she unearths will be the newest of horrors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh my god

  • By Bob Jenkins on 10-19-10

Excellent listen!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-10

This book has more twists and turns than the canyons the characters have to travel through. A terrific adventure through our beautiful Southwest. Preston and Child are great together!! Enjoy!!

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Final Empire

  • Mistborn Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 24 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,552
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,566

For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A GREAT TRILOGY!!!

  • By Don Gilbert on 11-12-09

Completely different

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-27-10

This book was surprisingly different from everyother fantasy book I've listened too. The characters are fresh and bold. The narrator gets all the voices right. It doesn't take long to get absorbed into the story. Well worth the credit.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Clockwork Angel

  • The Infernal Devices, Book 1
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ehle
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,829
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,924
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,946

When 16-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic book!!

  • By Sam on 09-06-10

How utterly disappointing.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-27-10

I truely loved the Mortal Instruments so much, that I have listened to all three books twice! But this book, is so incredibly slow and melodramatic that it is a chore just to listen to it. The narrator isn't not the best I've ever listened to. She gets her accents mixed up when switching from character to character. The only good part of the book is Magnus Bane. I loved the character in the other books and he is the only thing saving this one. Cassandra Clare is trying too hard with this story. She is trying to turn these new people into the same ones in the past books and it just doesn't work. The whole story just stinks.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful