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  • Prince of Wolves

  • Grey Wolves Series, Book 1
  • By: Quinn Loftis
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446

Jacque Pierce was just an ordinary 17-year-old girl getting ready to start her senior year of high school in Coldspring, Texas. When a mysterious foreign exchange student from Romania moves in across the street, Jacque and her two best friends don't realize the last two weeks of their summer are going to get a lot more interesting. From the moment Jacque sets eyes on Fane she feels an instant connection; a pull like a moth to a flame. Little does she know that the flame she is drawn to is actually a Canis Lupus, werewolf, and she just happens to be his mate.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The narrator ruined it for me

  • By mlee0024 on 07-11-14

Awful narrator

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

Narration was absolutely terrible. The voice for character Jen was the worst. Also, story was pretty juvenile. I know it is supposed to be YA but it was bad. I was not a fan. The story had some interesting elements but the narration made it unbearable. Pick it up in print if you want to try it out. Seriously.

  • Siren's Secret

  • By: Debbie Herbert
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Bentley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

In Debbie Herbert's debut novel, there are two secrets, each one with a deadly consequence…Shelly Connors's worlds - on land and in the sea - are turned upside down when an evening swim turns into a nightmare. On a sweltering night deep in the bayou, the mystical mermaid witnesses a horrifying act. With a monstrous killer now hot on her trail, her life and the lives of her kin are in jeopardy. Terrified of becoming the next victim, Shelly has no choice but to turn to Sheriff Tillman Angier.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Serial Killer with a side of Sea Creature

  • By Bryonna on 02-02-14

Heinous narrator

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

This story was ok but the narrator was just terrible. I can ignore a lot of things for a good story but this one was unbearable. Her cadences were off and she put emphasis on the wrong words. Her character voices were annoying and offputting. The male voices were not as bad as the female voices. She mispronounced several words. It was so bad I stopped listening after the first few chapters and bought the print version. I hated it THAT much. I will NEVER listen to another book narrated by this woman. Do yourself a favor and buy this book in print. Even free as part of the unlimited romance package I would not listen to this title.

  • Iced

  • A Dani O' Malley Novel, Book 1
  • By: Karen Marie Moning
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross
  • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,616
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,384

Dani "Mega" O’Malley plays by her own set of rules - and in a world overrun by Dark Fae, her biggest rule is: Do what it takes to survive. Possessing rare talents and the all-powerful Sword of Light, Dani is more than equipped for the task. In fact, she’s one of the few humans who can defend themselves against the Unseelie. But now, amid the pandemonium, her greatest gifts have turned into serious liabilities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dude, It exceeded my expectations

  • By Katheryne on 12-02-12

Good story

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

Reviewed: 09-23-17

I am a huge fan of the fever series but this was hard for me to get into. I like Mac a lot and Dani annoyed me a little. I felt frustrated with her hang ups and aggravated with her immaturity. This felt to me like a young adult type novel since the main character is so young and I was not a fan. Dani is young and naive about so much and the ego she possesses is off putting. Everyone was lusting after her but she is 14. Eww. I will buy the next novel because I want to know what happens between her and Mac. Hopefully the next book will not feel so difficult to get into and lagging.

  • Lady of Devices: A Steampunk Adventure Novel

  • Magnificent Devices, Book 1
  • By: Shelley Adina
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,055
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,058

At 17, Claire Trevelyan, daughter of Viscount St. Ives, was expected to do nothing more than pour an elegant cup of tea, sew a fine seam, and catch a rich husband. Unfortunately, Claire's talents lie not in the ballroom, but in the chemistry lab, where things have a regrettable habit of blowing up. When her father gambles the estate on the combustion engine and loses, Claire finds herself down and out on the mean streets of London. But being a young woman of resources and intellect, she turns fortune on its head. It's not long before a new leader rises in the underworld, known only as the Lady of Devices...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Was it really just one book divided into four?

  • By Kitty Lagorio on 03-16-14

Took me a while to get into it

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

Reviewed: 06-15-16

The description of the story was misleading. It was more a description of the series I believe. Regardless the book was quite entertaining. I occasionally read from the steampunk genre but not often. This book had action and adventure and good characters. I confess that Willy and Andrew stole my heart. The pace of the book was a little strange. It seemed to rise in jagged peaks rather than build slowly to the climax. Slightly off-putting but not bad for the first book in the series. The world building was minimal compared to other books I have read. The narrator was fantastic. One of the best I have heard and that is saying something as I have hundreds of audiobooks. I will purchase the next in the series as I want to know of Claire's further devices and of her story. Solid start and recommended if you enjoy steampunk genre.

  • White Hot Kiss

  • Dark Elements, Book 1
  • By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385

Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she's anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses. Raised among the Wardens - a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe - Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good story with inconsistant vocals

  • By KarenM of My Bookbag on 07-06-16

Excellent story

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

Reviewed: 05-12-16

Loved the story - very original, great characters, good suspense, nice tension. I will def purchase the next in series. Narrator was very good.

  • Honeymoon of the Dead

  • By: Tate Hallaway
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 356

In wintry Wisconsin, occult bookseller - and witch - Garnet Lacey isn't immune to the cold. But even though her new vampire husband doesn't actually have a pulse, love will keep them warm - if the honeymoon doesn't drive them apart. Thanks to a vengeful frost demon, instead of a gothic honeymoon in Transylvania, Garnet and Sebastian are stuck in exotic Minneapolis, Minnesota. And with gods and goddesses running amok all over town, Garnet can't seem to find much quality time for her new hubby....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • last (hopefully only for now) of a funny series

  • By dorothy on 11-02-13

Excellent narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-22-16

I love Amanda Ronconi so much. I enjoyed this book but wonder what happened to our couple in the future. As far as I can tell there are no further adventures. That bums me out. This series has been enjoyable. The best part is always Amanda's narration. I don't always like Garnet but it is still a worthwhile read.

  • Kiss of Midnight

  • The Midnight Breed, Book 1
  • By: Lara Adrian
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,032
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,494
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,497

He watches her from across the crowded dance club, a sensual black-haired stranger who stirs Gabrielle Maxwell's deepest fantasies. But nothing about this night---or this man---is what it seems. For when Gabrielle witnesses a murder outside the club, reality shifts into something dark and deadly. In that shattering instant she is thrust into a realm she never knew existed---a realm where vampires stalk the shadows and a blood war is set to ignite.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Whole New Take on Vampire Mythology

  • By Stacy on 02-19-10

Rolled my eyes a lot

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

Reviewed: 07-25-15

The story was ok if you like too angst-y vampires with huge amounts of self loathing. The "romance" was a vomit inducing deluge of white knight rescues.
I'm a HEA(happily ever after) girl - I want the heroine to get her guy but this was a bit much. The sex scenes were pretty explicit with heavy use of unimaginative language. I was most bothered by the term "breed mate" used throughout the book. The breed mates were women who pledged their undying love and existed to bear the vampires children. So the term brood mare might have been more accurate. If you are looking for a series with a strong female lead with some sense in her "pretty lil head" then this is not it. If you are looking for a sexy romance with vampires then this may satisfy you. Or at least hold you over until a new Ilona Andrews or Patricia Briggs novel comes out.

  • The Grendel Affair

  • By: Lisa Shearin
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 437
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 401

We’re Supernatural Protection & Investigations, known as SPI. Things that go bump in the night, the monsters you thought didn’t exist? We battle them and keep you safe. But some supernatural baddies are just too big to contain, even for us. When I moved to New York to become a world famous journalist, I never imagined that snagging a job at a seedy tabloid would change my career path from trashy reporter to undercover agent. I’m Makenna Fraser, a Seer for SPI.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Now I have to read ALL her work!

  • By Leiah@soireadthisbooktoday on 12-21-14

Narrator annoyed me quite a lot

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

Reviewed: 07-12-15

The story was decent and entertaining. I had a hard time buying the main characters relationship with her partner. Something about it just read false to me. Sometimes he acted like an overprotective brother so I had hard time with chemistry between them. She had moments of likeability but overall was rather annoying. I will probably read the next book but it will probably be in print. I liked the werewolf Yasha a lot.

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  • Sunshine

  • By: Robin McKinley
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 958
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 686
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 695

There are places in the world where darkness rules, where it's unwise to walk. Sunshine knew that. But there hadn't been any trouble out at the lake for years, and she needed a place to be alone for a while. Unfortunately, she wasn't alone. She never heard them coming. Of course you don't, when they're vampires.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An absolutely riveting, addictive tale

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-30-08

Unusual vampire story

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

Reviewed: 07-12-15

This was a great read. It was an unusual take on the vampire mythology. There were a lot of unanswered questions for me at the end and I wanted more. I enjoyed the narrator well enough. I didn't find her off putting as other readers mentioned. The main thing to know is that it will probably be like no other vampire story you have ever read. Although it was different it was good. I have read all takes(I thought) on the vampire legend - the sexy vampire, the teen vampire, the witty vampire, the terrifying vampire, the angst-y vampire with soulless longing to just see the sun one more time, the gritty mob style vampire - just a whole lotta vampires. I love them all. This was no exception. At its heart the story was a classic good vs evil and open your mind to other races/cultures/lifestyles book. Highly recommend.

  • Romancing the Dead

  • By: Tate Hallaway
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 482
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 429

It’s been one heck of a week for Garnet Lacey. The Vatican witch hunters finally think she’s dead, the FBI has closed their file on her, she’s co-founding a new coven - and the gorgeous vampire she loves has just asked her to marry him. How lucky can one girl get? Then, her fiance goes missing and Garnet’s worried sick. Has he been kidnapped? Or could he have run off with that blonde from the coven?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Garnet is good and all, but she's no Jane Jameson!

  • By Marjorie on 12-31-13

Best of the series so far

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

Reviewed: 07-07-15

I thoroughly enjoyed this latest installment of the series. Garnet was more likeable and less inclined to kiss other men. Sebastian was missing for a large part of the story and that was tough. I liked how the story developed and the pacing was good. Mainly I liked the fact that Garnet did not make any of her signature stupid decisions. That was a welcome change. It felt almost like the series was wrapping up. I look forward to the next book.