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  • One Silent Night

  • A Dark-Hunter Novel
  • By: Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 783
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 573
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 582

While the world carries on unawares, Stryker, who leads an army of demons and vampires, is plotting an all out onslaught against his enemies - which, unfortunately for us, includes the entire human race. To avenge his sister, Stryker prepares to annihilate the Dark-Hunters. But things go awry when his oldest enemy returns. Enter his ex-wife. Zephyra.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is TERRIBLE

  • By Maren on 02-11-10

We need a redo

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

Mrs. Kenyon needs a redo. Bring Holger to redo this book and the few others in this series that he has not narrated. This has by far been the worst narration I have ever listened to.

  • Silence Fallen

  • A Mercy Thompson Novel, Book 10
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King, George Newbern
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,720
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,390
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,376

Attacked and abducted in her home territory, Mercy finds herself in the clutches of the most powerful vampire in the world, taken as a weapon to use against alpha werewolf Adam and the ruler of the Tri-Cities vampires. In coyote form Mercy escapes - only to find herself without money, without clothing, and alone in the heart of Europe. Unable to contact Adam and the rest of the pack, Mercy has allies to find and enemies to fight, and she needs to figure out which is which.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • BAD PENGUIN.

  • By bluestategirl on 07-15-17

Dual Narration

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

Reviewed: 03-08-17

This book has a dual narration. Lorelei King does a wonderful job as always. How ever there is a man reading Adam's parts and his delivery is just flat. He makes it really hard to listen to this book and that's why I will be returning it to buy the real book and read myself because he is just so awful.

1 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • 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 3,223
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,963
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,946

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

Fell flat

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

Reviewed: 03-29-15

I was so excited for this book, preordered it, went back and listen to I'm Dreaming of a Dead Christmas to get ready for this book. Then it was like.....WHAT? What happen to the chemistry and the excitement? Some where between the last book and Gigi and Nick's actual love story all that I had been waiting on and all the excitement just left! I even rewind my player thinking I missed a crucial point between Gigi finding out who Nick was and the moment they jumped into the sack......what happened to build up, why so much trust even when he was trying to kill her. This story just did not play out right for my taste. Too many times I found myself wanting to slap one of the characters and found that the love was to instant!

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • My Life with the Walter Boys

  • By: Ali Novak
  • Narrated by: Renée Chambliss
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 98

Jackie does not like surprises. Chaos is the enemy! The best way to get her successful, busy parents to notice her is to be perfect. The perfect look, the perfect grades - the perfect daughter. And then… Surprise #1: Jackie's family dies in a freak car accident. Surprise #2: Jackie has to move cross-country to live with the Walters - her new guardians. Surprise #3: The Walters have 12 sons.Now Jackie must trade in her Type A personality and New York City apartment for a Colorado ranch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Read

  • By Anonymous User on 05-21-18

Not for adults

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

Reviewed: 10-20-14

I waited for awhile to get this book since it was not an audiobook. The moment it was released I snatched it up. I love these types of story lines and this is the type of book I was in the mood for but it just did not do the trick.
If the author would take out the cussing then this book would be for children.
There is not really an ending. She just goes back to New York. Nothing really gets resolved. Where is my HEA? Where was the romance? The only thing that saves this book from being 1 star is the practical jokes the kids played on each other. I would skip this book in less you are a young teenager.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Son of No One

  • Dark-Hunter, Book 23
  • By: Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 899
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 842
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 843

It’s not easy being life’s own personal joke, but Josette Landry has made an unstable peace with the beast. Life will continue to throw every bad thing it has at her, and she will continue to not put her head in an oven. But that’s okay. That which doesn’t kill her will just require a few hours of mental insanity. Completely down on her luck, Josette takes a job with a local paranormal group as a photographer and camerawoman. Yeah, they’re even crazier than she is. The only paranormal thing she believes in is the miracle that keeps her rusted out hoopty running.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another satisfying Dark Hunter/ Demon Chaser book.

  • By Teresa on 09-05-14

Son of who?

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

Reviewed: 09-07-14

This is probably my least favorite of all SK's novels. I started this book looking for the pulse pounding heart stopping action that I have come to expect and this book just did not deliver. The sarcasm was not in this book like previous books.
We do get some insight into Thorn and Jaden. We get to see some old fav's like Ash, Simi, Styxx, Kat, and Fang. There is a cliff hanger about Sav that make you think hum......
Things I did not like about the book was the instat love expecially since Joe just got divorced. I did not feel the love connection, it kept feeling like she pitted him and he loved her because she was there. The multiply names for characters, made me confused for awhile. The new people I have never heard of from the LOA series.
I will reread this just because I know I did not catch it all the first time for all the confusion between the characters names and the new people. I am looking forward to the next book! I was happy to see Holter back as the narrator. The brogue speak was hard to understand for me as well. I think that is my issue with my hearing rather than the narrator though.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Isla and the Happily Ever After

  • By: Stephanie Perkins
  • Narrated by: Grace Experience
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165

Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to confront the challenges every young couple must face, including family drama, uncertainty about their college futures, and the very real possibility of being apart.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Worst. Narration. Ever.

  • By Lakergirl on 08-16-14

Does anyone care anymore?

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

Reviewed: 08-17-14

The narration was flat no life what so ever. She made the characters sound nothing like teenagers and lifeless. Grated on my last nerve!
This is like the umpteenth book that I have bought recently that was a last book in a series. I do not know what is going on with the narrators and authors. If you do not want to write the book DO NOT WRITE THE BOOK! Do not just throw together something because fans are asking for more. And for the love of GOD please chose a narrator that brings something to the book not kills all enjoyment!

I can not say if I like this book at all the narration was so bad. I tired my best to focus on the story but these characters (hopefully just due to narration) was horrible and I hated them. Which sadly disappoints me because I so loved them in the last book so that why I think it was the narration that made me hate them in this one.
Do your self a favor and pass on the audio with this one. It will turn you away and this author has never been a disappointment before.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • City of Heavenly Fire

  • The Mortal Instruments, Book 6
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Jason Dohring, Sophie Turner
  • Length: 20 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,862
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,492
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,512

Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian - but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance.... Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world will change. Who will survive the explosive sixth and final installment of the Mortal Instruments series?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jason Dohring is awful to listen to...

  • By Jessica on 05-30-14

Horrible narration

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

Reviewed: 06-01-14

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes just because it is the last in a series that was awesome until now.

If you’ve listened to books by Cassandra Clare before, how does this one compare?

I loved the first 4 books in this series, was not so wild about the 5th due to horrible narrators and not so wild about this one for the same reasons.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Narration fail flat. Words were mispronounced which drove me nuts! It felt lifeless. All this action was happening according to the words being said but I was not living in the moment like I did with the first 4 books.

Did City of Heavenly Fire inspire you to do anything?

It inspired me to never preorder a book again with out being familiar with the narrator.

Any additional comments?

After listening to the whole 20 something hours of this book I still cant tell if I even liked it. The narration was so bad I found myself asking is it over yet?! That is not a good thing when this author has always keep me on the edge of my seat. This is the second book (book 5 being the other one) that I walked away trying to remember what happened in the book and trying to figure out if I even like the book. This is terribly disappointing.

  • The One

  • The Selection, Book 3
  • By: Kiera Cass
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,713
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,211

The time has come for one winner to be crowned. When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown - or to Prince Maxon's heart. But as the end of the competition approaches, and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose - and how hard she'll have to fight for the future she wants.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous Final Installment

  • By Katheryne on 07-03-14

Here comes the bride!

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

Reviewed: 05-10-14

But who's the bride.......who's the groom?!?! We get a wedding, funerals, and some heartbreak! I can't tell you who ends up in which of those list but trust me you will want to know. I am sadden that a very lovely lady died in this book. I wish the author would of kept her alive, I think there was a lot more to her story then we have heard. I think she would of been proud of the outcome and the future of this world that we have lived in over the course of these books. Aspen stole my heart in this book and Maxon made me love him even more and want to slap him at times. We get to visit with Marley and get to see a side of the Elite that we have never seen. There is love, war, and death. You must read the book as I will not give any spoilers away. Is this book worth the credit/money and time? YES! What are you waiting for?

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Rush Too Far

  • By: Abbi Glines
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400

Everyone in Rosemary Beach thinks they know how Rush Finlay and Blaire Wynn fell in love. But Rush is back to tell his side of the story... Rush has earned every bit of his bad-boy reputation. The three-story beach house, luxury car, and line of girls begging for time between his sheets are the envy of every guy in Rosemary Beach, and Rush handles it all with the laid-back cool of a rock star’s son. All he needs are his best friend, Grant, and his sister, Nan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not much difference

  • By R. Smith on 05-10-14

Not much difference

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

Reviewed: 05-10-14

There is not much difference between this book and Fallen Too Far. The only thing with this one is I found out the connection a lot sooner between Blair and Nan then you did in Fallen Too Far. I do not feel as if I gained any insight into Rush. I feel as if I learned more of him in the other books. I did like hearing this narration however. I loved getting to see Jace and Woods from Rush's point of view! Grant however came off as a total douche in this book lol. Just goes to show how men will act one way with their women and another with their boys.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Seduction and Snacks

  • By: Tara Sivec
  • Narrated by: Romy Nordlinger
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 679
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 630
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 624

Claire is a 20-something, single mom who grudgingly helps her best friend sell sex toys while she attempts to make enough money to start her own business to give her foul-mouthed, but extremely loveable (when he's asleep) toddler a better life. When Carter, the one-night-stand from her past that changed her life forever, shows up in her hometown bar without any recollection of her besides her unique chocolate scent, Claire will make it a point that he remembers her this time. With Carter's undisguised shock at suddenly finding out he has a four-year-old son and Claire's panic that her stretch marks and slim-to-none bedroom experience will send the man of her dreams heading for the hills, the pair will do whatever they can to get their happily ever after.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG I CAN'T BREATH!

  • By R. Smith on 03-30-14

OMG I CAN'T BREATH!

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

Reviewed: 03-30-14

Laugh out loud till you can no longer breath and have tears running down your face funny! The most hilarious book I have ever read!

Warnings: This book contains a lot of profanity, rude remarks, sexual undertones, sex toys, chocolate, violence, drinking, and drugs.
This book is not for those who lack a sense of humor or those who are uptight!

Now that is out of the way. Let me tell you to GRAB this book now if you are the types of person who can handle all the warnings. You will not regret this book at all. You will laugh like you have never laughed before. I imagine that everyone can relate to this book in one of the many LOL moments, rather it be things you may have thought or things you may have wanted to say to someone but was too nice to say them.

The characters are loveable but are no holds bars with their way of speech. I think these characters could even make sailors blush. (Cruse like a sailor) remember those words because sailors aint got nothing on this group!

This book starts of with Claire who is a virgin, one night at a college party she meets a guy and decides its time to pop her cherry. From there the laughs begin. I do not want to go into to much of the story so I will stop there. The story is written to where you know what they are thinking inside of their heads ( you know those thoughts you say to yourself but never dare say out loud since its no PC) yeah!!! Then you have those random thoughts that you think so loud that they pop out your mouth and every one's jaws hit the floor! LMAO!!!!

This book is all kinds of crazy ass fun! A laugh a minute that one can not ever regret. If you love comedy and/or America's funniest videos, I highly suggest you pick up this book.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful