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  • Shadows Strike

  • Immortal Guardians Series #6
  • By: Dianne Duvall
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,956
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,818
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,816

US law enforcement agent Heather Lane can read minds but not the future. The dream of battle and blood that recurs every night must be a fluke, some obscure terror from her own mind. What its significance might be, she can't guess: an attack from seven psychotic vampires at once, only separated from nightmare by an eighth very different immortal. A handsome, brave man fighting at her side, a man she misses when she wakes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Way to move to the next level!

  • By L. Brown-Jackson on 08-28-15

Just ok

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

Reviewed: 08-26-15

What did you like best about Shadows Strike? What did you like least?

I love the stuff with the others and the introduction of Jared

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Left something to be desired

What three words best describe Kirsten Potter’s performance?

Adequate

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Written in My Own Heart's Blood

  • Outlander, Book 8
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 45 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,630
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,240
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,173

Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to 1743 Scotland, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for a young soldier, James Fraser.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, Outlander! How you take over my LIFE!

  • By DebbieK on 07-21-14

Another wonderful addition to the Outlander Series

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

Reviewed: 06-13-14

What made the experience of listening to Written in My Own Heart's Blood the most enjoyable?

Diana Gabaldons writing is as always beautiful and Davinia Porter Brings the characters to breathtaking life.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I love them all but I have to say I really did enjoy William in this book.

Which character – as performed by Davina Porter – was your favorite?

She gives each character their own voice it's impossible to pick a favorite,

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I wish I could have, but its 44 hours long.

Any additional comments?

You really need to read or listen to all of the Outlander novels in order to appreciate the scope of the story. If you haven't read them yet, do it. You wont regret it.

28 of 33 people found this review helpful

  • A Shiver of Light

  • Merry Gentry, Book 9
  • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,309
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,180
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,193

Merry Gentry pretends to be human. She moved to Los Angeles and began working as a private investigator at Grey's Detective Agency. But all of this is just a disguise; in fact she is a princess of faerie, her real name is Meredith Nic Essus, and she had to flee the Dark Court of Faerie because of attempts on her life. In order to inherit her rightful crown, Merry needed to conceive an heir, a notoriously difficult task for the slow-reproducing Fey. In the 2009 novel Divine Misdemeanors, Merry had finally achieved that goal - and fans have been kept waiting all this time to find out what happens!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narration not for me

  • By Dee on 06-05-14

don't waste your credit

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

Reviewed: 06-05-14

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

No one it was that bad.

What was most disappointing about Laurell K. Hamilton’s story?

She has lost her ability to write an interesting story, its just disappointing after waiting so long to find out what happens to Merry and her men. The death of one of the best of her baby daddies (and my personal favorite) was just pointless, not to mention defying already established rules about how difficult the Sidhe are to kill. There were so many interesting tidbits that could have been explored, that would have made the book so much better, but alas LKH has so lost her touch, I doubt she could write a decent grocery list these days.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

She was terrible. Her english accent invaded every character to the point where the LA cops sounded like London Bobbies.

What character would you cut from A Shiver of Light?

Taranus, he's an imbecile, how he managed to indirectly cause the death of one of the main characters is beyond me. A stupider bogey man has never been written.

Any additional comments?

Nope, it pretty much sucked.

24 of 28 people found this review helpful

  • The Undead Pool

  • The Hollows, Book 12
  • By: Kim Harrison
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,229
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,955
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,959

Witch and day-walking demon Rachel Morgan knows magic - earth, ley line, even the forbidden demon magic - and that knowledge has saved her life more than once. But now something - or someone - is attacking Cincinnati and the Hollows, causing spells to backfire or go horribly wrong while living vampires attack humans and Inderlanders alike. The pressures build when the city is quarantined to contain the unreliable magic, and Rachel must stop the attacks before the undead vampire masters who keep the rest of the undead under control are lost and it becomes all-out supernatural war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievably Satisfying!

  • By Kindle Customer on 02-28-14

At Last

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

Reviewed: 03-01-14

Would you listen to The Undead Pool again? Why?

I absolutely will listen to it again, it's that good.

What did you like best about this story?

Trent, choosing to be true to himself instead of his species.

Have you listened to any of Marguerite Gavin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

MG was a great narrator as always.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did cry a little at the end, because I love Al, even if I never really considered him as a romantic partner for Rachel. His heartbreak was very moving.

Any additional comments?

I cant wait for the final installment. After that I will read/listen to the entire series all over again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Water Witch

  • The Fairwick Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Juliet Dark
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

Perfect for fans of Deborah Harkness and Elizabeth Kostova, The Water Witch is a breathtakingly sexy and atmospheric novel of ancient folklore, passionate love, and thrilling magic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is one of those tales that draws you in...

  • By Brian on 09-03-15

put my review for this on book 1 by mistake

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

Reviewed: 10-13-13

Would you try another book from Juliet Dark and/or Justine Eyre?

yes

Would you be willing to try another book from Juliet Dark? Why or why not?

yes Book one Demon Lover had many things about it that I enjoyed, unfortunately books 2 and 3 weren't as good, but I would still be willing to give other books by this author a chance.

What three words best describe Justine Eyre’s performance?

She was very good at giving the females distinct voices. The male voices werent as distinctive.

What would have made this romance irresistible?

If she had kept the dark gothic feel of the first book throughout the trilogy.

  • The Demon Lover

  • The Fairwick Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Juliet Dark
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 196

Since accepting a teaching position at remote Fairwick College in upstate New York, Callie McFay has experienced the same disturbingly erotic dream every night: A mist enters her bedroom then takes the shape of a virile, seductive stranger who proceeds to ravish her in the most toe-curling, wholly satisfying ways possible. But Callie soon realizes that her dreams are alarmingly real. She has a demon lover - an incubus - and he will seduce her, pleasure her, and eventually suck the very life from her. Then Callie makes another startling discovery....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • At first I was wary...

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-19-13

not as good as book 1

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

Reviewed: 10-13-13

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

After really enjoying book 1 I was looking forward to continuing the story. It was ok but not nearly as good as the first.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The heroines guilt.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The narrator was good, not the best I've heard but she does a credible job.

Could you see The Demon Lover being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Hobbit

  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,913
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,367

Like every other hobbit, Bilbo Baggins likes nothing better than a quiet evening in his snug hole in the ground, dining on a sumptuous dinner in front of a fire. But when a wandering wizard captivates him with tales of the unknown, Bilbo becomes restless. Soon he joins the wizard’s band of homeless dwarves in search of giant spiders, savage wolves, and other dangers. Bilbo quickly tires of the quest for adventure and longs for the security of his familiar home. But before he can return to his life of comfort, he must face the greatest threat of all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally! Thank you Audible!

  • By Bryan J. Peterson on 10-20-12

Excellent in everyway.

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

Reviewed: 01-07-13

What made the experience of listening to The Hobbit the most enjoyable?

I wanted to re-read this book before going to see the movie and I am so glad I did. The Narrator was wonderful. He SINGS the songs and very well I might add.

What other book might you compare The Hobbit to and why?

The Hobbit is the "perfect" fantasy novel. There is no other stand alone fantasy novel that holds a candle to it, in my opinion.

Which scene was your favorite?

The riddle sequence with Bilbo and Gollum is by far my favorite part.

  • Hounded

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,094
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,034
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,970

Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the

  • By Chris on 01-02-12

A little thin

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

Reviewed: 03-26-12

Would you try another book from Kevin Hearne and/or Luke Daniels?

The story was a little thin, though it was entertaining and the narrator did a good job.
I'll probably will get the other books in this series from the library.

What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

Did a very good job with voicing the different characters