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  • Deadlocked

  • A Sookie Stackhouse Novel, Book 12
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,754
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,237
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,245

Growing up with telepathic abilities, Sookie Stackhouse realized early on there were things she'd rather not know. And now that she's an adult, she also realizes that some things that she knows about, she'd rather not see—like Eric Northman feeding off another woman. A younger one. There's a thing or two she'd like to say about that, but she has to keep quiet—Felipe de Castro, the Vampire King of Louisiana (and Arkansas and Nevada), is in town.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Underwhelmed

  • By Andrea on 05-03-12

Ok But Not Great

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

Reviewed: 05-11-12

Deadlocked reminded me a little of the 11th Sookie, Dead Reckoning. It was not as slow as the 10th Dead in the Family but nowhere near as action and drama oriented as the 9th Dead and Gone. There was action and there was drama but a lot of the book was spent tying up some loose ends (but not all of them). I found I liked Eric less in this book than any other book and I even found Sookie to have more of a “poor me” attitude which was a little annoying. Other than the few pity parties Sookie had and Eric being a jerk I really enjoyed this book. I’m a little sad that there is reportedly only one more Sookie book left and then it will be over but I am excited to find out how it all will end. If you have read all the Sookie’s up to this point Deadlocked is a must read of course, it is good but not one of the best in my opinion.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Succubus Blues

  • Georgina Kincaid, Book 1
  • By: Richelle Mead
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 48

Succubus (n.) An alluring, shape-shifting demon who seduces and pleasures mortal men. Pathetic (adj.) A succubus with great shoes and no social life. See: Georgina Kincaid. When it comes to jobs in hell, being a succubus seems pretty glamorous. A girl can be anything she wants, the wardrobe is killer, and mortal men will do anything just for a touch. Granted, they often pay with their souls, but why get technical? But Seattle succubus Georgina Kincaid's life is far less exotic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully witty.

  • By Melissa on 12-16-11

Forgettable

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

Reviewed: 01-30-12

Succubus Blues was just ok for me. I liked the narrator and thought she did a good job with the voices. The story line to me was just ok. The book just seemed to lack something to me. I am not sure I will get any more in this series unless I just run out of everything else I want to read and need something to fill the time. The book did keep me guessing as to who the bad guy was; I had many ideas but was not 100% sure until close to time for the reveal. This is just not a book that made me want to read the next one and I feel in a week or so I won’t remember much about it.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Dream a Little Dream

  • By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 758
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 756

Rachel Stone is a widow and single mother, broke and alone. Worse, her late husband, a televangelist, stole five million dollars, none of which came to her. Nor did she know about the theft, but it still makes her an outcast, and she is desperate. Then she meets Gabriel Bonner, who gives her a job. Romantic sparks fly, but love is never easy. Gabriel has a tragic loss of his own, and his family, fearing Rachel's motives, campaigns loudly against her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Read Nobody’s Baby first

  • By Gina on 05-25-07

Dream A Little Dream

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

Reviewed: 12-21-11

I really enjoyed Dream A Little Dream the 4th in the Chicago Stars series by SEP. I liked the first three books better than this one but it was still very good and got better towards the end. I love the narrator and the story line even though very similar and predictable in some ways is still very good and has just enough mystery to keep you listening. I look forward to reading the rest of this series and more books by SEP.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Thanksgiving

  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: C.J. Critt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 133

When it comes to men, Megan Murphy has an aversion to "I do". Then she meets irresistible pediatrician Pat Hunter. Add in a cozy colonial cottage, the world's biggest turkey, two hopeful families, and a skirt-chomping rabbit, and you've got a feast of fabulous fun!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Downright Frothy

  • By Audrey on 11-12-11

Ok but not great.

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

Reviewed: 12-14-11

Thanksgiving was a fun little holiday listen. I was not crazy about the narrator and the story was a little silly at times but that is kind of what you expect for fun short holiday themed books. I have read better but I don’t regret buying this book it had many cute funny parts and was nice to listen to right before the holidays.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Body Movers

  • By: Stephanie Bond
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 297
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 184

Carlotta Wren's life hasn't turned out as she planned. She didn't plan for her parents to skip bail for a white-collar crime, leaving her to raise her brother. She didn't plan on her blue-blood fiance dumping her. And she didn't plan on still being single 10 years later, working at Neiman Marcus, with no idea where her fugitive parents are. Until her lovable brother is arrested, and the hunky cop decides to reopen her parents' case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Makes me want to change my job.

  • By Corie on 09-09-09

Will be reading more of this series.

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

Reviewed: 11-21-11

I really enjoyed Body Movers. I found it to be pretty funny with a good story line and I had not figured out the killer before the end. I enjoyed the narrator also. I will be continuing with this series.

  • Maybe This Time

  • By: Jennifer Crusie
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,041
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,373
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,372

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

Loved This Book

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

Reviewed: 11-03-11

I have loved every book I have listened to by Jennifer Crusie (Bet Me, Welcome to Temptation) and Maybe This Time is no different, in fact I think it is my favorite. This is great chick lit with a little bit of paranormal tossed in to mix things up. The narrator is great and in my mind perfect for all the voices. The story line is interesting and just different enough from the normal chick lit to keep you on your toes. If you like romance, creepy old houses, and ghosts then you have to try this book. Even if the paranormal puts you off you should try this book, the paranormal is there but not overwhelming. This is one of my favorite books I have listened to this year.

17 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Welcome to Temptation

  • By: Jennifer Crusie
  • Narrated by: Aasne Vigesaa
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,446
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 960
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 973

Sophie Dempsey wants to help her sister film a video and then get out of Temptation, Ohio. Mayor Phin Tucker wants to play pool with the police chief and keep things peaceful. But when Sophie and Phin meet, they both get more than they want. Gossip, blackmail, adultery, murder, vehicular abuse of a corpse, and slightly perverse but excellent sex: all hell breaks loose in Temptation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Crusie at the top of her game

  • By Diana on 08-31-08

Welcome to Temptation or Hot Fleshy Thighs

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

Reviewed: 10-27-11

Welcome to Temptation was my second Jennifer Cruise book and I enjoyed it just as much, probably more, than Bet Me. The plot is described above so I won’t retype it here. What I can tell you is the narrator was good (I had no issues with her at all but if you’re worried try the sample) and the plot is great. I will warn you this is an adult book with lots of sex and quite a bit of language. The characters were great and by the end of the book you hate to say goodbye to them. If you’re looking for great chick lit with some steamy scenes, some humor, a little bit of mystery, and a lot of craziness then come to Temptation and stay awhile. I will be reading Faking It soon. :)

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Blackwork

  • A Needlecraft Mystery
  • By: Monica Ferris
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 91

There's a witch running loose in the town of Excelsior, Minnesota, and her brew is…beer. Actually, Leona Cunningham, co-owner of The Barleywine, is a practitioner of Wicca, which many mistakenly believe to be sorcery or black magic. Then, after one too many pints, local alcohol aficionado Ryan McMurphy accuses Leona of being a real witch, blaming her for the series of accidents. When Ryan ends up dead, without a mark on his body, Leona is not only the target of a witch hunt but also the prime suspect.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Charming "Who Done It?"

  • By Anniebligh on 12-17-11

Halloween Cozy

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

Reviewed: 10-14-11

Blackwork was the first book I read in the Needlecraft Series by Monica Ferris and I really enjoyed the story and the narrator. I like cozy mysteries but have trouble finding ones I like the narrator on. This was not only an interesting plot but the narrator was easy to listen to. I know this is not the first book in the series but I wanted a Halloween themed cozy since this is October. If you enjoy cozy mysteries and want a light easy listen with a Halloween theme then try this book. I will be listening to more of this series I just wish Audible had them all.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Still Life

  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,560
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,573

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it's nothing more than a tragic hunting accident, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a gentle mystery

  • By Sydney on 08-26-07

Ok but not great.

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

Reviewed: 10-10-11

I am on the fence about this book. Still Life was kind of entertaining but not gripping. You did want to know who the murderer was and find out the secrets but I did not really fall in love with the characters so all the filler in between felt a little drug out to me. The narrator was ok but not one of my favorites. I have to agree with one of the other reviews that the men were a little whinny and it did get on my nerves. I would say if you are looking for a nice kind of slow paced mystery then give this one a try. I am not sure if I will read any more of this series unless I just cannot find anything else to get at the time.

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 16,782
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,192

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

Where to begin???

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

Reviewed: 09-29-11

I am not even sure where to begin with a review of The Night Circus. I guess starting with the premise is good. On the surface the book is about two illusionists that compete in games with using their students also illusionists as playing pieces. This book is about two particular students who are trapped into this game by their teacher’s before they are old enough to understand what the game is or how it works. Their game board is a circus that was created for this purpose. Their battle is not one of violence but one of who is better (or at least it seems that way at first). Under the surface The Night Circus is a beautifully told story about the people that are connected to the Circus. The book was not action packed and could drag and be confusing at times. For example the story goes back and forth in time, changes location, and changes who you are reading about with almost every chapter. Listening to it makes it hard to keep up with what year and location you are in and what year and location you just left, this would be easier to keep up with if you were reading instead of listening to it. That being said the confusion of listening to the book over reading it is outweighed by the wonderful narration of Jim Dale. I loved listening to him read the Harry Potter books and he was just as wonderful with The Night Circus. This book is hard to describe and will not be for everyone as it is a little long for the story it provides. Some people will love the length and all the extra details that are not really important just beautiful to listen to (I am one of those people) and some people will feel that this extra stuff just dragged the story out and made it hard to get through. All I know is I greatly enjoyed this book and loved the ending with Widget; I thought that was perfect. All I can suggest is to give it a try if nothing else I would think the rich detail of beautiful mysterious tents read by Jim Dale would be worth it.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful