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  • To Kill a Warlock

  • Dulcie O'Neil, Book 1
  • By: H. P. Mallory
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 688
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 629
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 626

Dulcie O’Neil is a fairy. And not the type to frolic in gardens. She’s a Regulator - a law-enforcement agent who monitors the creatures of the Netherworld to keep them from wreaking havoc in the mortal world. When a warlock is murdered and Dulcie was the last person to see him alive, she must uncover the truth before she’s either deported back to the Netherworld, or she becomes the next victim. Enter Knight Vander, a sinfully attractive investigator sent from the Netherworld to work the case with Dulcie.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging, but sometimes frustrating

  • By Jeanne on 09-17-12

Lots of action, fun heroine

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

Reviewed: 02-20-19

Enjoyed the first in series. The action starts pretty quickly and the world and character building is integrated into the story line. Dulcie is strong and likeable. The narrator did a great job and enhanced the story for me. This is a paranormal romantic mystery. It is not a clean read. I have already grabbed the next 3 books in both Audio and Kindle.

  • A Breath of Witchy Air

  • A Wicked Witches of the Midwest Mystery
  • By: Amanda M. Lee
  • Narrated by: Hollis McCarthy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

Hemlock Cove is mired in a cold snap, which means the town is calm and quiet. That all changes in an instant when a beer truck tips over on the highway and half the town shows up to get drunk. Bay Winchester is about to be the sole owner of the town newspaper so she heads out to take photos...and accidentally stumbles over several bodies. It seems there’s a serial killer on the loose, although no one can figure out if the dump site was convenient or if the killer is local.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I always enjoy the Witches of the Midwest

  • By Dawn on 09-18-18

Loved this storyline

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

Reviewed: 02-19-19

Second book I have listened to with the new narrator. I really enjoyed listening to this book. I like her voices and timing. I also really like this storyline. I enjoyed the relationship between Bay and Landon. I also liked Aunt Tillie and Bay. The storyline about a phone game was good. So if you like the author or this series, I'm sure you will like this one. Some changes appear to be in store for Bay and she actually seems to be embracing her witchy side.

  • A Witch Before Dying

  • Wicked Witches of the Midwest, Book 11
  • By: Amanda M. Lee
  • Narrated by: Hollis McCarthy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

FBI Agent Landon Michaels has officially moved in with his girlfriend, Bay Winchester; Mrs. Little is planning an impromptu festival; and there’s a new witch in town. The question is: Is Scarlet Darksbane a real witch? Bay is in the middle of all of it. She has her hands full thanks to her imminent purchase of The Whistler...and the fact that Landon and Thistle seem to be butting heads while sharing the same roof. Thistle isn’t long for the guesthouse, but the weeks of overlap before she moves promise to try Bay’s patience.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New narrator, More Winchester witches

  • By Donna on 02-18-19

New narrator, More Winchester witches

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

Reviewed: 02-18-19

Not the strongest book in the series, but enjoyable. Really felt more like a book to move the series forward in time. The mystery was Ok but not at the same level as prior books I was good with the new narrator. I did wait before trying to listen. It's hard to adjust to new voices this far into the series. I thought she did a great job. I liked the portrayal of Bay, Landon, Chief Terry and Aunt Tillie. The voice of Thistle reminded me of Rudolph wearing the fake nose. Other than that, I thought her timing was good and I didn't have a hard time telling the characters apart I hope to see Silver Fox visit Hemlock Cove in the future.

  • Only the Lonely

  • A Death Gate Grim Reapers Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Amanda M. Lee
  • Narrated by: Sarah Grace Wright
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Isabella “Izzy” Sage spent her formative years on Belle Isle in Detroit, playing next to the gate that separates the living from the dead as her parents drew a paycheck from the grim reaper council. Then the impossible happened, tragedy struck, and Izzy found herself an orphan. Her grandfather took her away and raised her among the Bruja in New Orleans, although her heart always longed to return to the gate...which felt so much like a part of her. Now, as an adult, Izzy has worked her way up to gatekeeper status, and she’s back in the place her childhood ended.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Expansion of the Grimlock universe

  • By Donna on 02-17-19

Expansion of the Grimlock universe

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

Reviewed: 02-17-19

This is a series starter that crosses over with Aisling Grimlocks family. The main character is Izzy and she is the new gatekeeper for the Michigan gate. On her first day a super Wraith crosses over into her world. This brings the Grimlocks into the story. I would recommend that you read the Aisling Grimlock series first. Many of the characters encountered in this book are in that series. The main character Izzy is strong and likable. She is caring and bonds with Aisling. This causes the rest of the Grimlocks to take notice. She has an Aunt in the area. You really don't learn a lot about Izzy's powers so that will develop as a series goes on. There is a start to a relationship. I liked the story, the characters, and the expansion into the Grimlock family. The narrator did a great job. I look forward to the next book.

  • Wicked Warning

  • An Ivy Morgan Mystery, Book 5
  • By: Lily Harper Hart
  • Narrated by: Angel Clark
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Jack Harker and Ivy Morgan are happy. Actually, they're more than happy. They're also content. Nothing can get in their way. That all changes when a disheveled teenager shows up at Shadow Lake's weekly dance. The girl is dirty, disoriented, and traumatized. That means Jack and Ivy are on the case, and the truth of one girl's horror may bring the entire Shadow Lake community to its knees.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good mystery with a touch of magic

  • By Donna on 02-02-19

Good mystery with a touch of magic

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

Reviewed: 02-02-19

I like the characters in this series. I like the relationship between Ivy and Jack. The snarky dialog is offset by the dark nature of the mystery. The narrator does an OK job. I really hate this narrator in the Harper Harlow series. She doesn't come off as so abrasive in this series. Start with the first book. Try the audible sample too. I will continue this series in both text and audio.

  • Ghostly Start

  • Harper Harlow, Books 1-3
  • By: Lily Harper Hart
  • Narrated by: Angel Clark
  • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256

Harper Harlow can see and talk to ghosts. She's built a business out of helping souls crossover, and even though the cases sometimes go wonky, she's good at what she does. Jared Monroe wants to be a big city detective in a large market. Instead, he's forced to take a job in the small community of Whisper Cove until the right position opens up. He doesn't believe in ghosts, and yet he can't seem to stay away from Harper. These two are on a collision course for each other, but danger is in the way.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Most annoying narrator ever

  • By C. Woods on 08-16-17

Good value, 3 books in one, but narration lacking

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

This is a good value for an audio book. I had the kindle version as well. I like these stories and the characters. There is a lot of bickering between Harper and Zander. I did find with the narrator that I felt a lot of the dialog between those two was being yelled. I also found the voices for several characters to be annoying (whiny and screechy). By the third book I switched to reading because the narration was bothering me. I have read/listened to other series by this author and some of them have the same narrator on audio. So definitely try a sample with this narrator. These books have interesting mysteries with snarky dialog. They are clean reads.

  • Sin & Magic

  • Demigods of San Francisco Series, Book 2
  • By: K.F. Breene
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 279

I've agreed to work for a Demigod. My job? Find the spirit of his mother and release her before his vengeful father finds out and kills us all. Have I lost my mind? Thankfully, I don't have to do it alone. Kieran has brought in help. Bria Stevens is everything I'm not - magically savvy, edgy, and highly experienced. She's a Necromancer who loves to flirt with danger. With her help, I can suss out the clues surrounding the spirit of Kieran's mom, all while learning my potent and extremely terrifying magic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait for more!

  • By Kim on 12-30-18

Solid narration, engaging story

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

Reviewed: 01-24-19

Narrator did a good job. I have listened to her on other series. I listened at 1.3 speed. This is the 2nd book in the series and it picks up about a week after book 1. There is a new character introduced who plays a key role. Bria is funny and believes in on the job training. Several of the Six are expanded on as well. This book completes a piece of the storyline but the overall plot will continue. There is humor, action, family dynamics and the potential for many new story arcs.

  • Sin & Chocolate

  • Demigods of San Francisco Series, Book 1
  • By: K.F. Breene
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291

Some people are ordained for greatness. Those people usually have a lot of drama in their life. Drama I happily do without. I live in a forgotten corner of nowhere for a reason: there is safety in anonymity. I have enough problems just trying to get by. But when Kieran, a sinfully sexy demigod at the pinnacle of power, crashes into my life, suddenly my whole world is turned upside down. He’s harboring a deadly secret, one that could destroy all he holds dear. He thinks I’m the key to his salvation, and he wants me to help him claim vengeance. He also wants me with a passion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My new favorite series

  • By Jessica on 12-12-18

Great series start, great lead character

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

Reviewed: 01-22-19

Love the main character and her wards. Their devotion to one another is special. It adds to the story. The ongoing dialog between the two wards is hilarious.. Overall, the start of this series is different. The abilities of the characters are unique. The world is interesting. I enjoyed this first book and will continue to the next. I also appreciate that the author let you know what the main characters talents were at the end of the book. So many series keep you in the dark. You definitely need to read the next book though. There is much unresolved at the end. This book sets the stage for the start of the next. Great author, fun characters and a different plotline.

  • Dragon's Ground

  • The Desert Cursed Series, Volume 2
  • By: Shannon Mayer
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 264

We survived the land of the Witch’s Reign - that much is true. But our arrival home is far from welcome. My idiot brother has taken it upon himself to ride off in search of a mythical healer, someone who might help him walk again. Assuming she doesn’t eat him first. Because she’s a dragon and happens to reside in the deepest reaches of the Dragon’s Ground. Like I said, idiot. I’d go after him myself, but his leaving is not the only problem I face. My mentor has forbidden me to leave the safety of the Stockyards. Her reasoning? That I am too weak to weather the coming storms.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Home run once again!

  • By Book Junkie on 04-14-18

2nd in series, adventure continues

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

Action packed with funny moments, this fantasy adventure continues the saga started in book 1. These are not standalone and should be read or listened to in order. I'm a fan of this author already from previous series. This story has started to unfold. There are still a lot of secrets to uncover, so the book finishes an adventure but leaves you curious about what is going to happen in future books. I had audio and ebook. I liked the narrator's pacing and style. I have listened to other series (not by same author) narrated by her. I think she is very atuned to the attitude and personality of her characters.

  • Devils and Details

  • By: Devon Monk
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Police Chief Delaney Reed is good at keeping secrets for the beach town of Ordinary, Oregon - just ask the vacationing gods or supernatural creatures who live there. But with the first annual Cake and Skate fundraiser coming up, the only secret Delaney really wants to know is how to stop the unseasonable rain storms. When all the god powers are stolen, a vampire is murdered, and her childhood crush turns out to be keeping deadly secrets of his own, rainy days are the least of her worries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great narrator

  • By Playtoy on 08-12-18

Great narrator, good continuation

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18

This is the 2nd book in a three book series. There is a crime to solve which resolves about 70 to 75 percent in. The remainder of the book deals with the continuing story arc and relationships. The book is good. It does not move the overall arc forward much. You do get to know more about Ordinary"s citizens. Ryder and Delaney start talking again. I like this series and this author. I'm looking forward to starting book 3. The narrator is awesome. Her pace and timing are good. She narrates one of my favorite series so I was familiar with (and a fan of) hers. If you liked the first book, you will enjoy this one.