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  • Time's Convert

  • A Novel
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,012
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,879
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,873

Set in contemporary Paris and London, and the American colonies during the upheaval that exploded into the Revolutionary War, a sweeping story that braids together the past and present. On the battlefields of the American Revolution, Matthew de Clermont meets Marcus MacNeil, a young surgeon from Massachusetts, during a moment of political awakening when it seems that the world is on the brink of a brighter future. When Matthew offers him a chance at immortality and a new life, free from the restraints of his puritanical upbringing, Marcus seizes the opportunity to become a vampire.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Distracting and disappointing narration

  • By LKF on 09-19-18

Amazing as always!

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

I am so happy that Ms. Harkness continued the story! Time's Convert picks up right where the All Souls trilogy left off - it was a great story!

  • Prophesy

  • The King & Alpha Series Series, Book 1
  • By: A.E. Via
  • Narrated by: Nathaniel Black
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

Justice Volkov is the youngest Alpha Zenith to ever lead the wolf shifters. Following in his father's large paw prints was a responsibility he met head on. As a direct descendant of the original Siberian pack, his wolf is bigger and stronger than Justice himself is sometimes able to control. As the Vampire King, Chadwick "Wick" Bentley has no choice but to get his species back in line before they cause anymore chaos. Wick has had nothing but time up to this point. He doesn't feel the need to make issues pressing. Nothing is urgent in his life. Until he meets Justice. His beloved. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The basic premise has great potential

  • By Donna on 09-16-18

The basic premise has great potential

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

I really loved the idea of this storyline and of all the characters. The problem was in depth and development. The storyline never really went much of anywhere. No tension or even really a climax for the storyline. The characters have the potential to be fabulous but they were so underdeveloped. If you like a book with not much detail or depth and lots of sex, this one is for you.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Darkness Dawns

  • Immortal Guardians Series #1
  • By: Dianne Duvall
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,759
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,769

Once, Sarah Bingham's biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded stranger, she's landed in the middle of a battle between corrupt vampires and powerful immortals who also need blood to survive. Roland Warbrook is the most compelling man Sarah has ever laid hands on. But his desire for her is mingled with a hunger he can barely control...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Luscious, Enthralling & Sensual w/o being porn

  • By Linda on 08-16-11

The entire series is amazing!

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

Reviewed: 07-29-18

I won't review each book in turn but just know that I have listened to every book in this series and absolutely love them. The stories and characters are great. If you love Harry Potter and the Twilight series, then you will love this. The only thing I wonder about is the number of times the word "preternatural" is used...seems like a thesaurus may be in order.
It's not often that I'm so excited for the next book in a series but I'll be eagerly awaiting the next Immortal Guardians book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lord of War

  • Black Angel
  • By: Kathryn Le Veque
  • Narrated by: Daniel Dorse
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

1356 A.D. - It is warring times for England as the Black Prince sweeps his way through France, waging nasty warfare on the population. Masterminding this brutal strategy is the knight they call the Black Angel. Brandt de Russe, Duke of Exeter, is the brains behind the prince’s war machine, a mountain of a man who is as cunning as he is frightening. In battle, no man is his equal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • review of lord of war: black angel

  • By Roslynn on 01-09-14

I'm going to give it another try...

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

I was just about to return this book because I cannot stand to listen to the narrator any longer. I'm about 45 minutes into the book. However, after reading all the reviews about what a fabulous story it is, I'm going to give it another shot and try to get past the narrator to enjoy the story. He definitely goes on my list of narrators to avoid - the voice is so breathy that it is terribly distracting.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wolfe

  • By: Kathryn Le Veque
  • Narrated by: Guy Veryzer
  • Length: 37 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 656
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 607
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 609

1231 A.D. After a nasty skirmish along the England/Scotland border at Bog Wood, a badly wounded knight has crawled off to die. As women from the Clan Scott fan out across the battlefield to collect the spoils of war, one woman breaks off from the pack. She is sickened by the tradition of stealing valuables off the dead and runs off to hide. In her hiding place, however, lingers the badly wounded knight. The young woman is frightened at first but her natural instinct to lend aid takes over. She tends the knight and saves his life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Epic Romance

  • By Lee111 on 04-04-14

What the heck is wrong with this audio???

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

Reviewed: 12-04-17

I want so bad to listen to this book but the audio is killing me. My iPod only has 1/2 speed, 1x, and 2x. When I turn it to 2x, it's too fast. But there is clearly something wrong with the production. I'm only about 45 minutes in and I can't stand any more. This needs to be corrected. All the characters sound like they are stoned.

  • The Book of Life

  • All Souls, Book 3
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,551
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,440
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,396

After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches - with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Trilogy!

  • By Cheri on 12-13-15

I loved this series

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

Reviewed: 11-21-17

I loved these three books. I thought the paranormal, science, and mystery were all a great combination. I somewhat agree with a previous review that one more chapter to wrap it all up would have been great. Maybe there will be a next series with the children.

  • Spell of the Highlander

  • The Highlander Series, Book 7
  • By: Karen Marie Moning
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,928
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,434
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,427

Jessi St. James has got to get a life. Too many hours studying ancient artifacts has given the hardworking archaeology student a bad case of sex on the brain. So she figures she must be dreaming when she spies a gorgeous half-naked man staring out at her from inside the glass of an ancient mirror. But when a split-second decision saves her from a terrifying attempt on her life, Jessi suddenly finds herself confronting six-and-a-half feet of smoldering, insatiable alpha male.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect Mating of Story and Storyteller

  • By B. Leveto on 09-25-08

they all just get better and better

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

Reviewed: 09-14-17

Any additional comments?

I have listen to every one of the books in order. They are all fabulous. I love how the stories build slightly on each other but not so much that you have to remember previous details. I love Moning's sense of humor that comes through easily. I've often laughed out loud at something one of the characters said or did. The combination of old history and current day are wonderful. Take the time to listen to the series - if you enjoy fantasy, you won't be disappointed.

  • Change of Heart

  • By: Mary Calmes
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 487
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 398
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401

As a young gay man—and a werepanther—all Jin Rayne yearns for is a normal life. Having fled his past, he wants nothing more than to start over, but Jin’s old life doesn’t want to let him go. When his travels bring him to a new city, he crosses paths with the leader of the local were-tribe. Logan Church is a shock and an enigma, and Jin fears that Logan is both the mate he fears and the love of his life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By S. on 04-08-10

interesting twist on fantasy book

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

Reviewed: 12-16-14

Any additional comments?

I just finished the entire series and wish there were more books in it. It was such a great blend of everyday life and a totally different mystical world. I can't believe there are not more reviews on this series and that you Mary Calme fans haven't read it. I don't typically like blood and gore and there was enough action in this to make it riveting but not so much as to be disturbing. The series was awesome. The narrator for the first book was great. I didn't like the narrator of the 2nd and 3rd nearly as well. The last book's narrator was OK. I hope you will give it try. I listen to books for distraction and don't like very deep and intense. This series was perfect.

  • The Sugar Queen

  • By: Sarah Addison Allen
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 579
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424

Twenty-seven-year-old Josey Cirrini is sure of three things: winter in her North Carolina hometown is her favorite season, she's a sorry excuse for a Southern belle, and sweets are best eaten in the privacy of her hidden closet. For while Josey has settled into an uneventful life in her mother's house, her one consolation is the stockpile of sugary treats and paperback romances she escapes to each night.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must Read

  • By Stephanie Berget on 11-25-09

wonderful

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

Reviewed: 08-09-12

What did you love best about The Sugar Queen?

The was the last of Sarah Addison Allen's books that I have listened to and I highly recommend each one. They hold my attention fully. There is just a touch of fantasy that adds so much to the stories. If you love a good, easy novel - you'll love these.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful