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  • Dark Magic

  • Dark Series, Book 4
  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Juanita Parker
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 580
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263

Young Savanna Dubrinski is a mistress of illusion. A world-famous magician capable of mesmerizing millions. But there was one - Gregori, the Dark One - who held her in terrifying thrall, whose cold silver eyes and heated sensuality sent shivers of danger, of desire, down her slender spine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Series

  • By Mike on 11-15-11

My Review

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

Reviewed: 03-12-16

Multiple descriptions of everything was quite annoying. Reader needs to learn proper pronunciations. Very distracting.

  • The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,240
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,978
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,961

Gigi is no longer an innocent teen. All grown up and looking for love, her family and friends worry she'll go for the sexy, alluring vampire instead of a nice, safe human. But sexy and alluring, with a penchant for biting, could be just what Gigi wants...

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Sadly disappointing.

  • By CL on 03-28-15

Another homer from the Bluegrass State!

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

Reviewed: 05-08-15

Oh, and Molly Harper's okay too. *snicker* Loving this wonderful addition to the Half-Moon Hollow world. Super. Awesome. Sauce. (Needed 3 more words)

  • Burned

  • By: Karen Marie Moning
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,305
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,083
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,074

Another shockingly suspenseful installment in #1 New York Times best-selling author Karen Marie Moning's Fever series. Burned picks up right where the surprising conclusion of Iced left off, and will feature beloved characters Mac and Dani O'Malley as they embark on another high-octane adventure in the Fever world.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't work for me!

  • By Felicia The Geeky Blogger on 01-26-15

Freaking cliff hangers!!

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

Reviewed: 02-23-15

Ah!! I love this series so much. But it's making me CRAZY! Sigh. So when's the next? 2016? (Weeps uncontrollably)

  • Tricked

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 4
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,886
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,085

Druid Atticus O’Sullivan hasn’t stayed alive for more than two millennia without a fair bit of Celtic cunning. So when vengeful thunder gods come Norse by Southwest looking for payback, Atticus, with a little help from the Navajo trickster god Coyote, lets them think that they’ve chopped up his body in the Arizona desert. But the mischievous Coyote is not above a little sleight of paw, and Atticus soon finds that he’s been duped into battling bloodthirsty desert shape-shifters called skinwalkers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hooked in an Instant

  • By Nicholas on 04-24-12

Action Hero lingo? Really??!

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

Reviewed: 11-06-13

Any additional comments?

I really love these characters and have even gotten my Dad hooked on this great series, but I have one comment on the plausibility or necessity of part of this story. During a life or death battle with perilous god-like creatures, is it really the best time to bring up a dumbass bet you made with your hound about the use of action hero lingo??!! C'MON! Mr. Hearne, you are, without question, an extremely knowledgeable and talented writer. So why would you make a bonehead choice like that? I realize that it is expected that we must suspend disbelief for most fiction, perhaps especially paranormal or urban fantasy fiction. But you DO still want us to believe in the characters and imagine that all these incredible and insane situations that are on the page are really happening, right? So if your hero is supposed to be so careful, paranoid, and always aware of his surroundings, why would he start having an argument about something so inane when lives are on the line in the middle of a fight? Just sayin.
Otherwise, I do love Oberon, Atticus and maybe even Coyote, and I will keep reading as long as the books are hitting the e-shelves. Thank you so much for hours of entertainment. ;)

  • Wuthering Frights

  • Dulcie O'Neil, Book 4
  • By: H. P. Mallory
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 173

Fairy and law enforcement agent, Dulcie O'Neil has just discovered that her father is the Head of the Netherworld, and a double-dealing, illegal potions importer. Worse yet, she's now working for him. Knight Vander, Dulcie's boyfriend and Head of the Association of Netherworld Creatures is on to her father, but, in the process, will he discover Dulcie's secret? And if he does, will it mean his life?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Angela on 06-27-17

BEST BOOK SO FAR!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-06-13

Any additional comments?

OHmagosh! I just loved this installment in the Dulcie O'Neal series. It was smart and action packed with tons of intrigue and yet still keeping to each characters true voice. This one really takes the drama up a notch, so hold on for a Hell of a ride. :)

  • City of Bones

  • The Mortal Instruments, Book 1
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Ari Graynor
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,863
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,632
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,675

When 15-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder - much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing, not even a smear of blood, to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • 2 Stars because it actually gets worse....

  • By Theodore on 01-31-14

Very interesting YA series starter.

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

Reviewed: 11-06-13

Any additional comments?

When I saw this movie, I had only completed the first section of the book. Even before the movie I was given the spoiler of the twist ending, so that didn't put me off the book like others have panned the book for. Having said that, it is the relationship of each MC that is drawing me in and I'm certainly less inclined to read further if that dynamic changes.
On a separate note, I realize Clary is just a regular girl thrown into the mix of some seriously crazy shtuff. But I'm not enjoying reading about a normal person reacting to these supernatural occurrences. It's like imagining what I would do and it's basically whine, cry and nearly wet myself. NOT entertaining. It may not be realistic, but can I please have some fiction in my fiction and see Clary do something other than be a scared bystander? Blegh. No bueno!
Only, and I can't stress that enough, ONLY because a good friend told me to keep reading and that I won't be disappointed is why I'll continue on with this series. *crossing fingers.

  • Cold Days

  • The Dresden Files, Book 14
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 18 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,140
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,915
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,888

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thwarts Every Expectation - In a Good Way

  • By Ethan M. on 12-21-12

Home Run!!

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

Reviewed: 11-06-13

Any additional comments?

So eager for the next book... but the chick in me is pissed about the lack of "romance follow through". lol, ah well. Still, Butcher did NOT leave us out in the cold (yuk yuk) with this story. Amazing action, fantastic drama and I am crazy excited to see what happens next!

  • Callum

  • The Cursed Clan, Book 1
  • By: Melissa Schroeder
  • Narrated by: David Doersch
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

As Laird, Callum Lennon feels he has always failed to protect his cousins. Callum's impulsiveness caused the death of his father and the experience has scarred not only his body, but his soul. From that point on, he made sure to always go with the more logical choice in every matter. When his younger cousin Angus finds clues that might help break the curse, Callum begrudgingly hires Phoebe Chilton to investigate. Callum doesn't like bringing outsiders into their family affairs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • VERY ENJOYABLE ADDITION TO THE PAR/ ROMANCE SCENE

  • By CAROLYN on 03-08-13

Eh...?

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

Reviewed: 11-06-13

Any additional comments?

For a "strictly speaking" paranormal romance, there was a ridiculous lack of paranormal. I was really hoping to add this to our potential reading list for my paranormal romance bookclub. But I'd be ridden out on a rail after they read this. It was basically just a breathy and broody contemporary romance with some super hot Scots. Not bad, but not great either. I'm usually a fan of Melissa Schroeder's work. I definitely consider myself a Harmless Fan, if not an Addict. This just didn't seem up to the same standards as some of her other work. I doubt I'll read more if they come out.

  • Darkfever

  • Fever, Book 1
  • By: Karen Marie Moning
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,864
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,728
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,729

MacKayla Lane's life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she's your perfectly ordinary 21st-century woman. Or so she thinks...until something extraordinary happens.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Stick with it!

  • By Dana on 01-27-11

Gripping from the start!

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

Reviewed: 11-06-13

Any additional comments?

I have read this series before and am going back to listen again. It just doesn't get old for me. Joyce Bean brings Mac to life like no other and I just wish she could have finished out the series. This story introduces us to the world of the Fae in Dublin just as Mac is thrust into this crazy and terrifying world her older sister was murdered in. The characters are intriguing and the story-line never grows stale. I will probably read this one again in another year or so. Love it!

  • My Bluegrass Baby

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,569
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,337
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,325

Sadie Hutchins loves her job at the Kentucky Tourism Commission. Not only could her co-workers double as the cast of Parks and Recreation, but she loves finding the unusual sites, hidden gems, and just-plain-odd tourist attractions of her home state. She’s a shoo-in for the director’s job when her boss retires at the end of the year…until hotshot Josh Vaughn shows up to challenge her for the position. Josh is all sophisticated polish while Sadie’s country comfort, and the two have very different ideas of what makes a good campaign.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Made me want to visit Kentucky!

  • By Diana Turmenne on 04-09-13

Nice new series, a little clipped at the end?

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

Reviewed: 05-07-13

What does Amanda Ronconi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Character, spunk, reality and HEART!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Nope.

Any additional comments?

I get the idea of leaving the audience begging for more. But I felt like there should've been just MORE of this story before the end. Don't get me wrong, I am definitely eager to see what will happen next for the characters of this series. I guess I just wish there was a little more HEA in the HEA of this book.