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  • Hollywood Scandal

  • By: Louise Bay
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,116
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,118

As one of Hollywood's A-listers, I have the movie industry in the palm of my hand. But if I'm going to stay at the top, my playboy image needs an overhaul. No more tabloid headlines. No more parties. And absolutely no more one-night stands. Filming for my latest blockbuster takes place on the coast of Maine, and I'm determined to stay out of trouble. But trouble finds me when I run into Lana Kelly.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Tired and cliche

  • By Ella Harlow on 09-29-17

Borring Rehashed Franchise

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

Not worth 5 minutes of your time - it has become a formal - and not a particularly good one.

  • Y is for Yesterday

  • By: Sue Grafton
  • Narrated by: Judy Kaye
  • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,848
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,569
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,559

The darkest and most disturbing case report from the files of Kinsey Millhone, Y begins in 1979, when four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a 14-year-old classmate - and film the attack. Not long after, the tape goes missing, and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is murdered. In the investigation that follows, one boy turns state's evidence, and two of his peers are convicted. But the ringleader escapes without a trace.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not her best

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-29-17

Terribly disappointing

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

Reviewed: 10-29-17

Usually love SG, but this one is plodding, dull, extremely disappointing - sorry I bothered.

  • God Touched

  • The Demon Accords, Book 1
  • By: John Conroe
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,019
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,823
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,828

Chris Gordon is a rookie with the NYPD - one with a secret. In his spare time Chris is an exorcist without equal, with a gift from God. But when he saves a beatiful girl from a demonic attack, he discovers there is more to fear than just demons. Finding himself surrounded by vampires and were-weasels and facing a giant short-faced bear, Chris struggles to stay alive, all while protecting his deadly new girlfriend. And then there's her overprotective vampire mother!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Urban Fantasy Where Good Kicks *%# and I Loved It

  • By Don Gilbert on 11-19-17

Annoying narrator

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

Reviewed: 10-19-16

I cannot tell whether there was any story - the narrator ends each sentence with a question inflection -- I could t was so annoying that I could not listen to more than 5 mimutes.

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  • Afterlife

  • Afterlife Saga, Book 1
  • By: Stephanie Hudson
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Rainsford
  • Length: 26 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 262
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 242
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 241

Afterlife...just some gothic nightclub where gossip is fuelled by the presence of a rich and unearthly, handsome family or afterlife...the strange place where time seems to stand still and guests feel the presence of something more powerful held within the confines of the VIP. Keira is new to this small, cold town and is running from a past that seems to feast on her darkest memories. She finds living with her sister away from English soil to be just the ticket to the new life she is trying desperately to find.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • European Narrator

  • By Jessica on 03-18-16

Very Poor

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

Reviewed: 04-25-16

There may have been a story in there - but it just dragged on and on and on...every character cliche wrapped in a seriously over-used story line. Ugh.

  • Nightshade

  • Nightshade Series, Book 1
  • By: Michelle Rowen
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Holloway
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 86

Desire is in the blood... Jillian Conrad never believed in vampires. But she's just become a living, breathing weapon against them. Attacked by a desperate scientist, she is injected with a serum that was supposed to act as a deadly poison to vampires. And when the scientist is gunned down in front of her, his secrets die with him. Declan Reyes is only half-vampire, but he hates them with all his heart. He knows that the poison in Jillian's veins could finally destroy the undead kingdom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Listen

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-27-11

Can't Recomment It

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

Reviewed: 05-05-15

The first lines of the first chapter held some promise, but the rest was just painful. Apologies to the author, but it just doesn't work.

  • The Dragon Conspiracy

  • By: Lisa Shearin
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241

We're Supernatural Protection & Investigations, known as SPI. We battle the real monsters of myth and legend, but this Halloween we're searching for diamonds.... A gala opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has attracted the upper crust of Manhattan - and thieves. A trio of vile harpies attacks the crowd and steals the stars of the exhibition: a colorful cluster of seven cursed diamonds known as the Dragon Eggs. In the right mage's hands, each stone can pack a magical wallop.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book #2 delivers!!!

  • By Brassart on 03-27-15

Fun, Engaging and NOT the Same

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

Reviewed: 03-18-15

One of the downfalls of being a sic-fi fantasy junkie is that you read so much - the stories often just blur together in a meaningless morass of creatures and the "tortured creature (male) saved by the mortal (female)" details to follow. Not this one. This series is not only NOT predictable, but it is refreshing, clever and fun. I am an admitted fan of Johanna Parker and her narration brings life to everything she performs (What would Sookie Steakhouse be without her?) but also that she chose to narrate this book guarantees several things: A smart, spunky female protagonist with a great sense of humor and an intelligent story line. It requires enough cerebral attention to keep me reading/listening and yet entertains. Give it a try - it is well worth the credits.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Until the End of the World

  • By: Sarah Lyons Fleming
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,828
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,608
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,597

Cassie Forrest isn't surprised to learn that the day she’s decided to get her life together is also the day the world ends. After all, she’s been on a self-imposed losing streak since her survivalist parents died: she’s stopped painting, broken off her engagement to Adrian and dated a real jerk. Rectifying her mistakes has to wait, however, because Cassie and her friends have just enough time to escape Brooklyn for her parents’ cabin before Bornavirus LX turns them into zombies, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved every minute of this

  • By Natalie Harris on 09-05-14

I really hate zombies....but wow.

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

Reviewed: 02-27-15

This book was a real surprise - I don't like zombie books and dystopia is depressing for the most part. But this book just hooked me and I have to admit to several sleepless nights. Ms. Lyon Fleming has found the key to making a reader invest in each character. One of the most compelling theme is how people can change as a result of their experiences. It was heartbreaking and yet, hopeful. Book 2 was equally good. I'll delve into book 3 when I've recovered. Highly recommend it.

14 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Obsession in Death

  • In Death, Book 40
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,105
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,683
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,674

Eve Dallas has solved a lot of high-profile murders for the NYPSD and gotten a lot of media. She - and her billionaire husband - are getting accustomed to being objects of attention, of gossip, of speculation. But now Eve has become the object of one person's obsession. Someone who finds her extraordinary, and thinks about her every hour of every day. Who believes the two of them have a special relationship. Who would kill for her - again and again....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Expecting in Death?

  • By pewter on 02-13-15

Addicted in Death

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

Reviewed: 02-11-15

A fantastic #40. I listen to books whenever I am not working or sitting down - probably more than is healthy, but my greatest addiction is to this series. From time to time I wander back through the volumes and they never disappoint - even on a second or third listen. They are smart and funny and touching. Okay, so they are about homicides - but the misdirected puns and fear of cows and sheep never fail to make me laugh out loud.
I am not otherwise a big fan of Nora Roberts, but this series never fails. Major credit goes to Susan Ericksen for her phenomenal development of each character's unique voice.

21 of 22 people found this review helpful

  • Kade's Dark Embrace

  • Immortals of New Orleans, Book 1
  • By: Kym Grosso
  • Narrated by: Ryan West
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,367
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,279
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,275

After a series of girls are ritualistically murdered on the cold streets of Philadelphia, seasoned detective, Sydney Willows, is forced to work with sexy, alpha vampire, Kade Issacson. While working the case, Sydney finds herself inexplicably drawn to Kade, fighting the passion she feels towards him. Kade, determined to solve the case and mete out justice, is captivated by the independent, fiery detective.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hours I can never get back!

  • By Sarah on 12-07-17

Don't bother

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

Reviewed: 11-03-14

Very poor writing and a predictable, over-done plot. It is unclear to me why this was published and why Audible would carry it.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Timebound

  • By: Rysa Walker
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,092
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,702
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,705

When Kate Pierce-Keller’s grandmother gives her a strange blue medallion and speaks of time travel, sixteen-year-old Kate assumes the old woman is delusional. But it all becomes horrifyingly real when a murder in the past destroys the foundation of Kate’s present-day life. Suddenly, that medallion is the only thing protecting Kate from blinking out of existence. Kate learns that the 1893 killing is part of something much more sinister, and her genetic ability to time travel makes Kate the only one who can fix the future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Completely Enjoyed It

  • By Lessa on 06-27-14

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 10-30-14

This is one of the very best YA series I've encountered in years. It is well written, crafted and imagined. It is a more complex time travel scenario that kept me from sleeping. I just couldn't stop listening. This is not entirely a YA title, it has a bit of the complexity found in A Discovery of Witches and similar titles. I highly recommend this series for anyone who love INTELLIGENT sic-fi. Looking forward to the next installment!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful