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  • Calculated in Death

  • In Death Series, Book 36
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,863
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,854

On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, a woman lies dead at the bottom of a brownstone’s basement steps, stripped of all her valuables. Most cops might call it a mugging gone wrong, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows better. A well-off accountant and a beloved wife and mother, Marta Dickenson doesn’t seem the type to be on anyone’s hit list. But when Eve and her partner, Peabody, find blood inside the brownstone, she knows Marta’s murder is the work of a killer who’s trained, yet not professional or smart enough to remove all the evidence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Still a fan!

  • By Jessica on 03-03-13

Not my favorite

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

Reviewed: 07-20-13

Let me start by saying I love the "in Death" series and have read them all. However, I read all of the previous ones except this one in print. This is the first one I listened to in audio format, and I have to go against the crowd here and say I did not like the narrator, Susan Ericksen. Maybe it's partly because I had read the rest of the books and had a fixed idea of what the characters should sound like in my head, I don't know. I particularly didn't like Rourke's voice.

I will definitely read every book that comes out in this series, but I'm not sure I'd listen to them in audio format.

  • A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses

  • Half-Moon Hollow, Book 7
  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,089
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,773
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,756

Nola Leary would have been content to stay in Kilcairy, Ireland, healing villagers at her family’s clinic with a mix of magic and modern medicine. But a series of ill-timed omens and a deathbed promise to her grandmother have sent her on a quest to Half-Moon Hollow, Kentucky, to secure her family’s magical potency for the next generation. Her supernatural task? To unearth four artifacts hidden by her grandfather before a rival magical family beats her to it. Complication One: The artifacts are lost somewhere in vampire Jane Jameson’s occult bookshop. Complication Two: Her new neighbor, Jed Trudeau, keeps turning up half-naked at the strangest times....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best spin offs I have read!

  • By Diana Turmenne on 05-28-13

Oh so entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 07-17-13

Molly Harper does it again. Loved this book! It takes us back to Half Moon Hollow and its now-familiar inhabitants, and also introduces some great new characters. I'm hoping we'll see Nola and Jeb in future books, as I really enjoyed their story and getting to know them.

Amanda Ronconi does an amazing job, as always, of narrating. Her accents and voices are right on and Jeb's voice with that slow, Cajun accent, was terrific (and sexy!).

  • Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues

  • By: Diana Rowland
  • Narrated by: Allison McLemore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,766
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,571
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,571

Angel Crawford is finally starting to get used to life as a brain-eating zombie, but her problems are far from over. Her felony record is coming back to haunt her, more zombie hunters are popping up, and she’s beginning to wonder if her hunky cop-boyfriend is involved with the zombie mafia. Yeah, that’s right—the zombie mafia. Throw in a secret lab and a lot of conspiracy, and Angel’s going to need all of her brainpower—and maybe a brain smoothie as well—in order to get through it without falling apart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A seameless continuation to a great series!

  • By Lupdilup on 07-22-12

Great Series!

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

Reviewed: 07-17-13

I have listened to all 3 of the White Trash Zombie books and totally enjoyed them all. Great characters, interesting storylines, and awesome narration by Allison McLemore. I was happy to read on Ms. Rowland's blog that there will be 3 more books in this series. I'm only sorry I'll have to wait for her to write and publish them. :)

  • White Trash Zombie Apocalypse

  • By: Diana Rowland
  • Narrated by: Allison McLemore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,034
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,032

Our favorite white trash zombie, Angel Crawford, has enough problems of her own, what with dealing with her alcoholic, deadbeat dad, issues with her not-quite boyfriend, the zombie mafia, industrial espionage, and evil corporations. Oh, and it’s raining, and won’t let up. But things get even crazier when a zombie movie starts filming in town, and Angel begins to suspect that it’s not just the plot of the movie that's rotten. Soon she's fighting her way through mud, blood, bullets, and intrigue, even as zombies, both real and fake, prowl the streets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely loved it!

  • By Smilie on 07-03-13

Great series!

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

Reviewed: 07-17-13

I have listened to all 3 of the White Trash Zombie books and totally enjoyed them all. Great characters, interesting storylines, and awesome narration by Allison McLemore. I was happy to read on Ms. Rowland's blog that there will be 3 more books in this series. I'm only sorry I'll have to wait for her to write and publish them. :)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • My Life as a White Trash Zombie

  • By: Diana Rowland
  • Narrated by: Allison McLemore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,607
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,278
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,283

Teenage delinquent Angel Crawford lives with her redneck father in the swamps of southern Louisiana. She's a high school dropout, addicted to drugs and alcohol, and has a police record a mile long. But when she's made into a zombie after a car crash, her addictions disappear, except for her all-consuming need to stay "alive".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's Not F**king Rocket Science

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 09-22-13

Great series

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

Reviewed: 07-17-13

I have listened to all 3 of the White Trash Zombie books and totally enjoyed them all. Great characters, interesting storylines, and awesome narration by Allison McLemore. I was happy to read on Ms. Rowland's blog that there will be 3 more books in this series. I'm only sorry I'll have to wait for her to write and publish them. :)

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

  • By: Dr. Seuss
  • Narrated by: Walter Matthau
  • Length: 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 543

The Grinch, whose heart is two sizes too small, hates Whoville's holiday celebrations, and plans to steal all the presents to prevent Christmas from coming. To his amazement, Christmas comes anyway, and the Grinch discovers the true meaning of the holiday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Grinch

  • By Timothy Coombs on 12-17-12

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 12-17-12

Great classic Christmas book narrated by one of the best, Walter Matthau. Loved it! Take a few minutes from the hectic holiday bustle and listen with your kids.

  • The Eighty-Dollar Champion

  • Snowman, the Horse That Inspired a Nation
  • By: Elizabeth Letts
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,172

November 1958, New York. Into the rarefied atmosphere of wealth and tradition at the National Horse Show in Madison Square Garden comes the most unlikely of horses—a drab white former plow horse named Snowman—and his rider, Harry de Leyer. They were the longest of all longshots—and their win was the stuff of legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • When will this story become a movie

  • By eddie on 01-18-12

Amazing book!

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

Reviewed: 09-27-12

I just finished listening to this book and I loved it! Elizabeth Letts does an incredible job of telling the story of Snowman, a plow horse headed for the slaughterhouse when he is bought for $80 and becomes a champion jumper. The book is filled with in-depth history of the period and the horse world, and Bronson Pinchot does a wonderful job of narrating. Anyone with any interest in horses at all should not miss this one!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Valley of Silence

  • Circle Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 867
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872

Having traveled through the Dance of the Gods to the land of Geall, the circle finds themselves convincing, then training, the people of Geall to defeat Lilith's vampire army. The Valley of Silence is a forbidding place for the battle of all battles, but the circle continues to prepare, through magic and a few early stakeouts that test their strength individually and as a team.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Dea on 10-18-13

Thoroughly enjoyed it!

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

Reviewed: 07-26-12

Here is my review of "Morrigan's Cross", the first book of the trilogy. My review stands for all 3 of the books. I really liked them all.

"I'm glad I didn't read the reviews before I bought this book, as I might have missed out on a very good read. I finished "Morrigan's Cross" (the first book in the Circle trilogy) and couldn't wait to start the second book, to which I am currently listening. I love the paranormal/mythological air of the story, and the coming together of the characters from different times. Yes, as someone pointed out, there is a slight resemblance to the story line in the Sign of 7 trilogy, but only in that a group of characters come together to fight evil; otherwise the story lines are different.
As far as the narrator, Dick Hill, I think he did a fine job and I enjoyed his narration. He does a great Irish brogue (I love Hoyt's voice), and I am able to distinguish the characters' voices with no problem. The comment was made by another reviewer that he made the female voices sound whiny. I think he did a very acceptable job for a man with a deep voice."

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dance of the Gods

  • Circle Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,070
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 829
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 836

Raised in a family of demon hunters, Blair Murphy has her own personal demons to fight: the father who trained, then abandoned her, and the fiancé who walked out on her after learning what she is. Now she finds herself training a sorcerer from 12th century Ireland, a witch from modern day New York, a scholar and a shape changer from the mythical land of Geall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Circle Trilogy - Review for all 3 books

  • By Rara on 05-26-14

Thoroughly enjoyed it!

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

Reviewed: 07-26-12

Here is my review of "Morrigan's Cross", the first book of the trilogy. My review stands for all 3 of the books. I really liked them all.

"I'm glad I didn't read the reviews before I bought this book, as I might have missed out on a very good read. I finished "Morrigan's Cross" (the first book in the Circle trilogy) and couldn't wait to start the second book, to which I am currently listening. I love the paranormal/mythological air of the story, and the coming together of the characters from different times. Yes, as someone pointed out, there is a slight resemblance to the story line in the Sign of 7 trilogy, but only in that a group of characters come together to fight evil; otherwise the story lines are different.
As far as the narrator, Dick Hill, I think he did a fine job and I enjoyed his narration. He does a great Irish brogue (I love Hoyt's voice), and I am able to distinguish the characters' voices with no problem. The comment was made by another reviewer that he made the female voices sound whiny. I think he did a very acceptable job for a man with a deep voice."

  • Morrigan's Cross

  • Circle Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,487
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,143

Standing on the cliffs of 12th-century Ireland following the disappearance of his twin, Hoyt Mac Cionaoith is visited by the goddess Morrigan and is charged with the ultimate of tasks: saving his and all future worlds. His enemy, the beautiful but deadly vampire queen Lilith, has had over 2,000 years of experience in cruelly killing and changing humans into one of her own - including Hoyt's brother, Cian.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable

  • By Silke on 05-20-09

Thoroughly enjoyed it!

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

Reviewed: 06-19-12

I'm glad I didn't read the reviews before I bought this book, as I might have missed out on a very good read. I finished "Morrigan's Cross" (the first book in the Circle trilogy) and couldn't wait to start the second book, to which I am currently listening. I love the paranormal/mythological air of the story, and the coming together of the characters from different times. Yes, as someone pointed out, there is a slight resemblance to the story line in the Sign of 7 trilogy, but only in that a group of characters come together to fight evil; otherwise the story lines are different.
As far as the narrator, Dick Hill, I think he did a fine job and I enjoyed his narration. He does a great Irish brogue (I love Hoyt's voice), and I am able to distinguish the characters' voices with no problem. The comment was made by another reviewer that he made the female voices sound whiny. I think he did a very acceptable job for a man with a deep voice.