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  • The Monstrumologist

  • By: Rick Yancey
  • Narrated by: Steven Boyer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 436
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 375

Dr. Warthrop is a scientist who tracks and studies real-life monsters. Assisted by his 12-year-old apprentice, Will Henry, Dr. Warthrop discovers a pod of Anthropophagi and launches a hunt to destroy the foul beasts.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent naration brought the horror to life

  • By Kristin M. Slonski on 12-19-12

Think Oliver Twist with Monsters

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

Reviewed: 06-12-13

This vividly dark tale is filled with enough gore to make your stomach turn. Brimming with excitement and action, it is a narrative worthy of any Indiana Jones film. Gruesome and fraught with mental illness, this story is not for the weak at heart (or stomach for that matter). Ordinarily I would have thought this kind of story not one I would want to read, however, I found myself riveted to the very end. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this very entertaining series.

  • The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax

  • By: Dorothy Gilman
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,928
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,929

Mrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was a widow with grown children. She was tired of attending her Garden Club meetings. She wanted to do something good for her country. This first in the series sends Emily on her first case after she successfully persuades a skeptical CIA recruitment officer that she is the best person for the job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Barbara Rosenblatt: THE Voice!

  • By Barbara on 01-14-12

Delightful

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

Reviewed: 02-23-13

This story is a delightful, cozy mystery. Mrs. Pollifax is a wonderful combination of sweet and spunk. Her tenacity is inspiring and left me looking forward to her next adventure.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Darkly Dreaming Dexter

  • By: Jeff Lindsay
  • Narrated by: Nick Landrum
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,855
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,073
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,086

Dexter Morgan appears to be the perfect gentleman. He is handsome and polite, and has been in a relationship for nearly a year and a half. Yet appearances can be deceiving, for Dexter is a serial killer who has slain many people. But in this tale, he's the good guy, for there is one little twist: Dexter only snuffs out other murderers. When another serial killer, with an eerily similar style, starts grabbing headlines, Dexter has a fairly morbid thought. Am I being challenged?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling but unsettling

  • By V. Sharol on 02-11-07

Definitely Dark

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

Reviewed: 02-15-13

I think I enjoyed this book a little too much. There is something very disconcerting about rooting for a serial killer.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Places

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,038
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,064

Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas". As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived, and famously testified that her 15-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who've long forgotten her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting but brutal

  • By Glenda Jeffers on 12-09-12

Definitely Dark

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

Reviewed: 02-15-13

This was an incredibly intense murder mystery. I had to keep reminding myself that it was fiction and not true crime. There is not a slow moment in this book. The story keeps you guessing all the way through. I found myself unable to stop reading. The characters where so real and flawed that I found myself completely invested in their lives. No one had a good motive yet everyone seemed guilty.

  • Maybe This Time

  • By: Jennifer Crusie
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,040
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,372
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,371

When Andie tries to gain closure with her ex-husband, he asks one final favor of her. A distant cousin has died and left North the guardian of two orphans. When Andie meets the two children, she realizes the situation is much worse than she feared. Carter and Alice aren’t your average delinquents, and the creepy old house where they live is being run by the worst housekeeper since Mrs. Danvers. Complicating matters is Andie’s fiancé’s suspicion that this is all a plan by North to get Andie back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved This Book

  • By Jessica on 11-03-11

My First Crusie

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

Reviewed: 02-15-13

This was my first Jennifer Crusie book. I wasn't sure I would like it but a friend suggested I give it a try. I found it thoroughly enjoyable. Fun characters, action packed story that kept me guessing. I will be sure to give more of her books a try.

  • One Grave at a Time

  • Night Huntress, Book 6
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,003
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,645
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,641

Having narrowly averted an (under)world war, Cat Crawfield wants nothing more than a little downtime with her vampire husband, Bones. Unfortunately, her gift from New Orleans’ voodoo queen just keeps on giving - leading to a personal favor that sends them into battle once again, this time against a villainous spirit. Centuries ago, Heinrich Kramer was a witch hunter. Now, every All Hallows Eve, he takes physical form to torture innocent women before burning them alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Series, Amazing Narrator!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • By Ashley on 09-05-11

Oh Bones

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

Reviewed: 02-15-13

Super exciting adventure as always. The Red Reaper strikes again. Filled with humor, action, romance and even a little historical fiction. I can't wait for the next installment.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Night Circus

  • By: Erin Morgenstern
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,758
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,170

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The circus of your dreams

  • By Pamela on 09-22-11

Run away with the Circus

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

Reviewed: 02-15-13

4.5 Stars. What a great escape from reality. This is a book I simple couldn't put down . It starts out as a fantastic story where you are sure you knew just who you will root for, by the end you love all of the characters and their incredible stories. The author is truly gifted in pulling you into her magical landscape. Her rich descriptions of the characters and their surroundings make you see and believe the unbelievable. It makes me want to run away with The Night Circus.

  • Soulless

  • An Alexia Tarabotti Novel
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Emily Gray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,863
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,913
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,944

Victorian romance mixes seamlessly with elegant prose and biting wit—and werewolves—in Gail Carriger’s delightful debut novel. Soulless introduces Alexia Tarabotti, a parasol-wielding Londoner getting dangerously close to spinster status. But there are more important things than finding a husband. For Alexia was born without a soul, giving her the ability to render any vampire or werewolf completely powerless.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amelia Peabody has competition

  • By Pamela I Greene on 07-22-10

Be Sure To Take Your Umbrella

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

Reviewed: 02-15-13

I loved this book! It was smart, funny and full of paranormal adventure. The Jane Austen worthy romance was superb! I can't wait to read what happens next for Alexia & company.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone

  • By: Laini Taylor
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,204
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,222

Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war. Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages - not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Writing, Mediocre Romance

  • By FanB14 on 05-24-12

Definitely a Favorite

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

Reviewed: 02-15-13

Awesome!!! I didn't want this story to end. The author created a truly unique and very visual world. This is a fast paced fantasy that is filled with action, adventure, heroic girls, dreamy boys and a star-crossed romance. I will highly recommend it.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,517
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,849
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,853

Generations of werewolves have been secretly residing in a secluded valley a stones throw from Grundy, Alaska. So when a snooping Outsider comes to Grundy to investigate rumors of lycanthropic shenanigans in the area, the valleys pack alpha, Maggie Graham, resolves to chase him away, even if doing so takes a quick bite on the butt. What a pity that researcher Nick Thatcher turns out to be so drool-worthy, and that his kisses make Maggie want to sit up and beg.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MOLLY HARPER IS A HOOT!!!!!!

  • By d.e.matthews on 03-30-11

Book 2 better Than 1

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

Reviewed: 02-15-13

This is the second book in Molly Harper's werewolf series and I believe I enjoyed it better than the first one. This installment focuses more on pack life and the impossible task of keeping that life secret. As always, Ms. Harper's writing style is quick & witty. This book is lighter on action than the first book but has a steamier romance. I really enjoyed this fast, fun read.