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  • The Soul Summoner

  • By: Elicia Hyder
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 535

Blessed or cursed with a connection to the souls of others, Sloan Jordan can see the best in people...and the worst. With nothing more than a glance at a photograph, she can judge the living from the dead and the good souls from the evil ones. For 27 years she's kept her ability a secret, but 11 young women have been murdered in the mountains of North Carolina, and Sloan may be the only hope of finding their killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By Ashlynde on 07-24-17

Phoenix

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

This book lit a new fire for me in regards to “reading.” I ran right through it, even listening at times other than in my car, which I’ve never done.

I’m intrigued by the plot and the characters. I feel like they were all flushed out well without spending a ton of time on details. I also love the dynamic among the three main characters, especially Nate and Warren.

As usual, I loved Brittany’s performance. She’s actually the reason I discovered the series, as I was look for more that she had done. Some of her voices sound similar to those from other books, but she has a way of coloring them with the current character’s personality that I’m only seeing those current individuals in my mind.

I’m interested in seeing where the story goes.

  • Girl Last Seen

  • By: Nina Laurin
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Johansson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,731
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,407
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,399

I force myself to look at the face in the photo, into her slightly smudged features, and I can't bring myself to move. Olivia Shaw could be my mirror image, rewound to 13 years ago. I've spent a long time peering into the faces of girls on missing posters, wondering which one replaced me in that basement. But they were never quite the right age, with the right look, in the right circumstances. Until Olivia Shaw, missing for one week tomorrow.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Rambling... still rambling...

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-19-18

No Regrets

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

As the title says, I don’t regret the time I spent listening to this book. Overall the story was good. It kept me listening until the end, and not begrudgingly. It was predictable, but still entertaining enough.

I wasn’t thrilled with the voice actress. I feel she was only really able to give the main character any depth in performance. With the other characters, I had to rely on the author identifying who was speaking in order to follow. However I suppose it’s better than faking it badly, and it was tolerable enough thanks to the author’s writing.

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  • The Roanoke Girls

  • A Novel
  • By: Amy Engel
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 730
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 691
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 691

After her mother's suicide, 15-year-old Lane Roanoke came to live with her grandparents and fireball cousin, Allegra, on their vast estate in rural Kansas. Lane knew little of her mother's mysterious family, but she quickly embraced life as one of the rich and beautiful Roanoke girls. But when she discovered the dark truth at the heart of the family, she ran...fast and far away. Eleven years later Lane is adrift in Los Angeles when her grandfather calls to tell her Allegra has gone missing. Did she run, too? Or something worse?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Subject is Warped

  • By bkirk on 02-12-18

Compelling

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

I absolutely love this book! The story is riveting. I’m usually not a fan of writing that bounces back and forth between past and present. However, in this instance, it seems appropriate, and it is well done. The time frames are clearly defined at the beginning of each chapter making it easy to follow.

The story itself didn’t hold many surprises, as I felt the plot was fairly easy to figure out from the beginning. However, it was well written, and it was compelling enough to keep me interested. The characters are well-defined without too many flourishing descriptions, and I was drawn in by the main character from the beginning.

The performance was well done. Voices were distinct enough to not cause confusion, and the performer was able to really capture distinct personalities, which also helped separate the characters.

The content of the book is dark, but it was executed in a way that didn’t make it too taboo. I also feel like it was sensitive to many of the issues that would be a result of the underlying issues haunting the Roanoke girls.

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  • Dark Prince

  • Author's Cut Special Edition
  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,628
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,418
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,422

A telepathic hunter of serial killers, Raven Whitney helps to catch some of the most depraved criminals. But her work keeps her from getting close to others, and has drained her body and spirit. In need of rest and rejuvenation, she embarks for a vacation far from home. Mikhail Dubrinsky is the prince of the Carpathians, the powerful leader of a wise and secret ancient race that thrives in the night. From the moment they meet, Raven and Mikhail are helpless to resist the desire that sparks between them. But just as fate unexpectedly brings these life mates together, malevolent forces threaten to destroy them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good start to the series :)

  • By Malinda on 05-02-16

Torn...

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

Reviewed: 02-15-18

As my title says, I am torn in regards to this book. The narrator was fantastic, probably the very best that I have heard so far. She kept me engaged, and she was fairly distinct in her voicing in spite of numerous male characters.

As far as the story goes, I am very interested in the mythology of the Carpathians, as well as the approach the author is using to present her ideas. I love the blend of modern with history, as well as the edge of fantasy.

In addition, I found most of the characters themselves enthralling, especially the Carpathian men. Because of these characters, I almost want to pick up another one of the authors books.

However, I am disappointed with the excess erotica. I don’t mind erotica, but I was much more invested in the actual story and felt that most of the time, it was just filler and not pertinent. I was able to deal with this by skipping forward a minute or two, though. So thank you Audible for that feature.

I was also frustrated by the flourishing of detail the author used, especially after the initial introductions. The author did not only flourish descriptions, though, but she also repeated phrases over and over again. Black magic, black velvet, coffee colored hair. I was rolling my eyes at a book!

What was truly the turn off for me with this book, though, was the main heroin, Raven. One moment she is strong and independent, the next moment she is whiny and unreasonable. I get that some of this had to do with character development and trials that she was going through. However, I found the character to just be annoying. I dreaded anytime she started to speak. She is lucky enough that I was invested in the other characters. Otherwise I would not have finished the book.

Only time will tell if I’ll pick up any of the other books and try again.