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  • Night Broken

  • Mercy Thompson, Book 8
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,122
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,610
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,616

An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam’s ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from a stalker. Adam isn’t the kind of man to turn away a person in need—and Mercy knows it. But with Christy holed up in Adam’s house, Mercy can’t shake the feeling that something about the situation isn’t right. Soon her suspicions are confirmed when she learns that Christy has the furthest thing from good intentions. She wants Adam back, and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to get him, including turning Adam’s pack against Mercy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Addition!!

  • By Hassan on 03-12-14

Urban Fantasy at its best!

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

Reviewed: 09-06-15

I love every single book in this series, but Night Broken is possibly my favorite. Patricia Briggs has a way of making you care deeply about the plot and all the wonderful characters. Seriously, only she is able to make a freaking walking stick so intriguing and interesting. This book has a lot to offer and fans of this series should definitely continue!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Hidden Fire

  • Elemental Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Hunter
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 966
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 874
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 870

No secret stays hidden forever. A phone call from an old friend sets mysterious book researcher Giovanni Vecchio back on the path of a mystery that has eluded him for centuries. Little does he suspect a young librarian holds the key to an ancient secret, nor could he expect the danger Beatrice De Novo would attract. Now both will follow a twisted maze leading from the archives of a university library, through the fires of Renaissance Florence, and toward a passion that could destroy them both.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad.....

  • By Cheri on 02-14-15

Kind of Terrible

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

Reviewed: 04-04-14

I honestly don't see what all the hype is about. The plotline is slow and predictable, very much like the adult version of Twilight. Another issue is with the female protagonist, Beatrice De Novo. I find her wimpy personality very annoying. She’s constantly crying and moping around feeling sorry for herself. I really hate seeing heroines that just sit around and do nothing while waiting to be rescued.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Heirs and Graces

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,569
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,243

As 35th in line for the throne, Lady Georgiana Rannoch may not be the most sophisticated young woman, but she knows her table manners. It's forks on the left, knives on the right - not in His Majesty's back….

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable light murder mystery

  • By Nancy on 08-07-13

Clean, Charming and Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 04-04-14

Rhys Bowen has definitely become one of my favorite authors. I have fallen in love with the settings, the characters and their situations. If you're looking for a good historical mystery that is fun and entertaining, you can't go wrong with this series.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Once Upon Stilettos

  • A Novel
  • By: Shanna Swendson
  • Narrated by: Eva Wilhelm
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,032
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027

Click your heels three times and say, "There's no place like Bloomies!" Katie Chandler's life is pure magic - literally. As an executive assistant at Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc., she's seen more than her share of fantastical occurrences. A mere Manhattan mortal, Katie is no wizard, but she's a wiz at exposing "hokum" pocus, cloaked lies, and deceptive enchantments. And she's fallen under the all-too-human spell of attraction to Owen, a hunky wizard and coworker. Owen, however, is preoccupied. Someone has broken into his office and disrupted top-secret files, and it reeks of an inside job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect narration. Awesome story

  • By Jennifer B. Creamer on 03-26-14

Fun and Witty!

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

Reviewed: 04-03-14

This series is lighthearted but absolutely enchanting! The characters pretty much had me from the start and I enjoyed this installment as much as the first.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Clockwork Princess

  • Infernal Devices, Book 3
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Daniel Sharman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,974
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,612
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,629

Don't miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, soon to be a major motion picture, in theaters August 2013. Danger intensifies for the Shadowhunters as the New York Times best-selling Infernal Devices trilogy comes to a close. If the only way to save the world was to destroy what you loved most, would you do it? The clock is ticking. Everyone must choose. Passion. Power. Secrets. Enchantment. Danger closes in around the Shadowhunters in the final installment of the best-selling Infernal Devices trilogy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Completely Enjoyed It

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-21-13

Bittersweet but Satisfying Ending

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

Reviewed: 04-22-13

After reading The Clockwork Prince, I seriously had no idea where the story was heading, nor did I know how I wanted it to end. The first two books were so amazing that I was afraid of being disappointed. We all knew that the story wasn't going to end well no matter what right? Well, you’ll find out soon enough if you haven't already. Cassie is a true expert on the element of surprise. The Clockwork Princess sent me on an emotional roller coaster like no other and wows me in every possible way! I'm sorry to see it end but hopefully we'll get to see some of the characters in City of Heavenly Fire.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Switched

  • The Trylle Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Amanda Hocking
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,139
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,025

When Wendy Everly was six-years-old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn't until 11 years later that Wendy discovers her mother might have been right. With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed - a world both beautiful and frightening, and Wendy's not sure she wants to be a part of it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Light and Fun!

  • By Felicity Fairchild on 06-28-12

Light and Fun!

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

Reviewed: 06-28-12

I never expected this series to be so entertaining and addictive when I first bought Switched. The characters are interesting and the plot twists aren’t as predictable as most in this genre. However, this book is not for everyone. It’s like The Princess Diaries with trolls in it. If you are looking for something lighthearted and fun, this book would be a great choice, but if you’re looking for something darker and more intense, I would suggest The Vampire Academy Series or The Infernal Devices Trilogy.

21 of 22 people found this review helpful

  • The Immortals: Evermore

  • By: Alyson Noel
  • Narrated by: Katie Schorr
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 12

The first title in the Immortals series, a #1 New York Times Bestseller available in the UK for the first time as unabridged audio download. Sixteen-year-old Ever Bloom is the sole survivor of a car accident that killed her family. Exiled to sunny California Ever is haunted by her little sister and by the ability to see people’s auras, hear their thoughts and know their entire life story by touching them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing Original About It!

  • By Felicity Fairchild on 06-18-12

Nothing Original About It!

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

Reviewed: 06-18-12

I’ve read this story a hundred times before, and the sad thing is, this book isn’t even particularly well written. Ever is the most annoying character ever! She is boring, brainless, melodramatic and self-hating. She couldn’t imagine how someone as gorgeous and mysterious as Damen could fall in love with someone like her, normal and plain. Even though she lived in a huge mansion and was described as “beautiful” many times throughout the book, she was still constantly moping around and feeling bad about herself. Sounds familiar huh? All in all, it was a waste of time.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Stolen Life

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jaycee Dugard
  • Narrated by: Jaycee Dugard
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,514
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,046
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,041

"In the summer of 1991 I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother who loved me. I was just like you. Until the day my life was stolen. For eighteen years I was a prisoner. I was an object for someone to use and abuse. For eighteen years I was not allowed to speak my own name. I became a mother and was forced to be a sister. For eighteen years I survived an impossible situation. On August 26, 2009, I took my name back. My name is Jaycee Lee Dugard. I dont think of myself as a victim. I survived...."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific

  • By Daniel on 07-27-11

Inspiring and Compelling!

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

Reviewed: 06-18-12

We can never fully understand how Jaycee managed to survive this horrible existence for 18 years, but through this memoir, we can get a glimpse of it. What surprised me the most was that those 18 years hadn’t turned Jaycee into a cynical person; instead, she is strong and positive and cherishes life more than anyone else. I admired her character and found great inspiration from her courage. Jaycee, you rock!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Bloodrose: A Nightshade Novel

  • By: Andrea Cremer
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 218

Calla has always welcomed war. But now that the final battle is upon her, there's more at stake than fighting. There's saving Ren, even if it incurs Shay's wrath. There's keeping Ansel safe, even if he's been branded a traitor. There's proving herself as the pack's alpha, facing unnamable horrors, and ridding the world of the Keepers' magic once and for all. And then there's deciding what to do when the war ends. If Calla makes it out alive, that is.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Prepare for Disappointment!

  • By Felicity Fairchild on 06-17-12

Prepare for Disappointment!

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

Reviewed: 06-17-12

This book seems rushed and very poorly written. The action scenes are all pretty much the same, boring and dull. The characters are the worst part of the book. Calla went from a strong and determined alpha to a manipulative and unbelievably selfish toerag. Shay has always been unpopular among readers, and after this book, I’m not sure anyone would feel sorry if Calla had let the bear have him. Honestly, Shay is the most whiny, obnoxious, annoying and selfish character ever! Nothing is right about this book. All the honorable characters suffered or died pointlessly, and all the worst characters got the happy ending. Overall, Bloodrose is a complete failure.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Golden Lily

  • Bloodlines, Book 2
  • By: Richelle Mead
  • Narrated by: Emily Shaffer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,363
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,370

Tough, brainy alchemist Sydney Sage and doe-eyed Moroi princess Jill Dragomir are in hiding at a human boarding school in the sunny, glamorous world of Palm Springs, California. The students - children of the wealthy and powerful - carry on with their lives in blissful ignorance, while Sydney, Jill, Eddie, and Adrian must do everything in their power to keep their secret safe. But with forbidden romances, unexpected spirit bonds, and the threat of Strigoi moving ever closer, hiding the truth is harder than anyone thought.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Excellent Sequel!

  • By Felicity Fairchild on 06-15-12

An Excellent Sequel!

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

Reviewed: 06-15-12

I’d been waiting for ages for The Golden Lily to come out, so when it finally did, I downloaded it immediately! Again, Richelle Mead has failed to disappoint me. There are more character developments, more drama, more romance and more intrigue in this book. I couldn’t be more happy with how the story turned out!

In The Golden Lily, Sydney still makes decisions based on what she believes is right, but now she is beginning to open up and so we get to see another side of her. Sydney is extremely intelligent, but her innocence in certain areas makes me want to smile at her indulgently. Adrian Ivashkov is simply the most endearing character ever created by Richelle! I love his fierce loyalty and smart-ass comments. He keeps surprising me and I’m so glad he has a much larger part in this book than in Bloodlines.

I’m obsessed with this series and I wouldn’t change a thing about it!
Now, who is up for the next book, The Indigo Spell?

8 of 8 people found this review helpful