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  • The Long and the Short of It

  • The Chronicles of St. Mary's
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 352

Follow the disaster magnets of St Mary's as they hurtle around history! The ninth book in The Chronicles of St Mary's Series collects the best-selling short stories in audio for the first time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes people it's a collection of shorts

  • By Anna on 06-10-17

Jodi Taylor Rules!

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

Reviewed: 06-11-17

This compilation of Jodi's short stories in the world of 'The Chronicles of St. Mary's' is wonderful! Some people have complained because they 'didn't know' it was a compilation and not a brand new story (a new short story is included at the end), but this information was everywhere, and it is so unfair to dock such a talented and funny author because these people didn't read. Jodi Taylor deserves nothing less than 5 stars, as does the wonderful reading by Zara Ramm.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Cold Reign

  • Jane Yellowrock, Book 11
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,195
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,055
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,041

Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker...and the woman rogue vampires fear most. Jane walks softly and carries a big stake to keep the peace in New Orleans, all part of her job as official Enforcer to Leo Pellissier, Master of the City. But Leo's reign is being threatened by a visit from a delegation of ancient European vampires seeking to expand their dominions. And there's another danger to the city.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book fro the fantastic Faith Hunter!

  • By Teri on 05-03-17

Best Jane Yellowrock Story Yet!

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

Reviewed: 05-07-17

Jane has a clan, her own Yellowrock clan of "family." Her amazement at this fact, that she is loved, is wonderful to read. The action is almost non-stop, as more and more information regarding the European Vamps and their goals is revealed, and more and more danger must be avoided. Jane and Beast become closer, and Beast more and more of an intelligent entity. There is just so much to read and ponder, and I find an Audible book helpful in revealing tidbits that my frenzied e-book reading missed! This is THE BEST series I've found in Urban Fantasy. And Cold Reign is a fantastic story, read by the talented Khristine Hvam!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Just One Damned Thing After Another

  • The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 1
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,528
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,022
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,018

Behind the seemingly innocuous façade of St Mary's, a different kind of historical research is taking place. They don't do 'time-travel' - they 'investigate major historical events in contemporary time'. Maintaining the appearance of harmless eccentrics is not always within their power - especially given their propensity for causing loud explosions when things get too quiet. Meet the disaster-magnets of St Mary's Institute of Historical Research as they ricochet around History.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Action Adventure Time Travel Novel w/ Good Reader

  • By Sires on 04-13-14

What an Addictive Series!

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

Reviewed: 09-30-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Just One Damned Thing After Another to be better than the print version?

Only in that Zara Ramm has such a nifty British accent, that highlights the matching words (dustbin rather than garbage can, etc.) It's the story that's the main thing!

Who was your favorite character and why?

The heroine, Max.The stories are from her point of view, and she's a plucky, intelligent, brave woman. It's truly amazing how she bounces back from every adversity!

Which scene was your favorite?

When she went back to the Cretaceous Period. Scary!

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

Definitely! I've listened to it and the entire series (which I also bought) twice, and am about to dive back in for a 3rd time. I've never done that before, with any book, let alone a series!

Any additional comments?

I can't stress how wonderful this entire series is. I would highly recommend every single one!

  • Magic Stars

  • Grey Wolf, Book 1
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,198
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,105

Scarred, solitary Derek Gaunt has separated from his Pack and is truly a lone wolf. With no family, he answers to no one but is fiercely loyal to a chosen few. So when several of those close to him are murdered, he'll stop at nothing to hunt their killer through the magic-drenched streets of Atlanta.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bad Narration Distracted from Story

  • By Moi_Natasha on 03-16-16

Wonderful story; fell asleep during the narration

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

Reviewed: 02-20-16

Would you listen to Magic Stars again? Why?

No, but I'd sure read it as an ebook. The narrator's voice was great, but the straight reading with little inflection nearly put me to sleep!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Love Julie. She's a kick-ass heroine in the making.

What three words best describe Jeffrey Kafer’s voice?

Sexy, seductive, monotone.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Sorry; don't have a clue!

Any additional comments?

Ilona Andrews' stories ROCK!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Heir

  • Jane Yellowrock, Book 9
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,544
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,348
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,346

For centuries, the extremely powerful and ruthless vampire witches of the European Council have wandered the Earth, controlling governments, fostering war, creating political conflict, and often leaving absolute destruction in their wake. One of the strongest of them is set to create some havoc in the city of New Orleans, and it's definitely personal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Favorite Yellowrock Book to Date!

  • By Florida Mama on 04-09-15

Best Story Yet!

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

Reviewed: 04-19-15

What made the experience of listening to Dark Heir the most enjoyable?

Khristine Hvam's reading. It's a top-notch story, and I've already read it twice on my Kindle, but Khristine's superb reading has persuaded me to buy ALL of Faith Hunter's Audible books.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jane Yellowrock, of course! She's matured so much, learned to "play nice" with others, and melded more and more with Beast. Great character!

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

Just as I knew it would; a wonderful reading.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Jane realized she had a "family."

Any additional comments?

I'd never purchased any Audible books before Faith's. Now I have all her Jane Yellowrock books and have branched out into other author's books. But none of the readings have been as good as Khristine Hvam's are. She makes the voices different and puts feeling into her performances.

  • Sleight of Hand

  • Bite Back, Book 1
  • By: Mark Henwick
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Henrie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367

For Amber Farrell, post-military life as a PI has its ups and downs: She's been hit by a truck. She's being sued by a client. Denver's newest drug lord just put out a contract on her. The sinister Athanate want her to come in for a friendly chat. And it's only Tuesday. Enter Jennifer Kingslund: rich, gorgeous - a tough businesswoman who's known for getting what she wants in the boardroom and the bedroom.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good entry into Urban Fantasy

  • By J. W. Mullins on 02-08-15

Great Story; Reading is So-So

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

Reviewed: 02-10-15

Would you listen to Sleight of Hand again? Why?

I will be re-reading the story, but don't care to listen to it again. The first part was read so woodenly that I almost stopped listening altogether! Not happy with Kimberly Henrie's work here, sadly.

What did you like best about this story?

I like stories with kick-ass heroines. Amber Farrell was post-military, now a PI, and bitten by vampires ... whoops ... by "Athanate", and had certain abilities as a result. Great series!

What three words best describe Kimberly Henrie’s voice?

In the beginning, wooden, wooden, wooden. By section 9 (of 56) it's warmed up a bit, but I really almost didn't continue listening. I will finish now; she has a very pleasant voice.

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

It made me want to read every story in the series!

Any additional comments?

Good author, good series. I highly recommend both!

  • Vampire Gold

  • A Samantha Moon Story
  • By: J.R. Rain
  • Narrated by: Sylvia Roldán Dohi
  • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

In best-selling author J. R. Rain's exclusive audiobook short story, Samantha Moon takes on a dead man's riddle...and soon finds herself on the hunt for real buried treasure. Also included: "Grampire" - Somebody has to be the world's oldest vampire; "More Sugar" - Benjamin the Baker has all the answers, but the key to his success is surprisingly simple; Plus, bonus material...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I liked this book vear mush i will recommend it to

  • By Kindle Customer on 12-02-18

Narrator Isn't Best for Samantha Moon's Voice!

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

Reviewed: 10-17-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The narrator, Sylvia Roldan Dohi, just ISN'T Samantha Moon's voice; very wussy compared to Diana Pearlman, prior narrator.

Would you be willing to try another one of Sylvia Roldán Dohi’s performances?

No. Unfortunately ... just no.

Did Vampire Gold inspire you to do anything?

To only read the ebook, and forget listening to the audible recording.

Any additional comments?

The narrator's voice makes a big difference in a person's enjoyment of a audible book. Unfortunately this narrator's voice doesn't change that much for different characters, and is just plain wussy for the main character. Also, the story wasn't nearly as engrossing as the others I've read.