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  • Sandstorm

  • A Sigma Force Novel, Book 1
  • By: James Rollins
  • Narrated by: John Meagher
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,725
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,371
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,387

An inexplicable explosion rocks the antiquities collection of a London museum and the race begins to determine how it happened, why it happened, and what it means. Lady Kara Kensington's family paid a high price in money and blood to found the gallery that now lies in ruins. Her search for answers leads Kara and her friend Safia al-Maaz, the gallery's curator, into a world they never dreamed existed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Liking James Rollins and his scientific mind!

  • By Michele on 12-15-11

Just ok..

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

Reviewed: 08-24-17

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

I found the attention to detail in Military operations didn't make sense and operation of the equipment didn't make sense.

What three words best describe John Meagher’s voice?

Very Good

  • Midnight Come Again

  • A Kate Shugak Novel
  • By: Dana Stabenow
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270

Kate, a former investigator for the Anchorage D.A. and now a P.I. for hire, is missing after a winter spent in mourning. Alaska State Trooper Jim Chopin, Kate's best friend, needs her to help him work a new case. He discovers her hiding out in Bering, a small fishing village on Alaska's western coast, living and working under an assumed name, working hard, as 18-hour workdays seem to be her only justification for getting up in the morning.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • not sure about Marguerite

  • By Diane on 11-03-16

What happened to Marguerite Gavin

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

Reviewed: 05-15-17

Would you be willing to try another one of Marguerite Gavin’s performances?

I have listened to several series narrated by Maguerite Gavin which I have loved and I find it really hard to believe this is her.... This is not the voice of Kate.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Heat

  • Alpha and Omega, Book 4
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,904
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,469
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,465

For once, mated werewolves Charles and Anna are not traveling because of Charles' role as his father's enforcer. This time their trip to Arizona is purely personal, as Charles plans to buy Anna a horse for her birthday. Or at least it starts out that way....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • love the series but not this novel

  • By Clareify on 07-05-18

PLEASE NOT SO LONG BETWEEN BOOKS!

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

Reviewed: 03-29-16

If you could sum up Dead Heat in three words, what would they be?

beautiful extension of Story

Any additional comments?

I greatly enjoy this series and yes you are right you hear a but... But the length between books has made it very difficult to keep a familiarity with the main characters..

  • Biting Cold

  • Chicagoland Vampires, Book 6
  • By: Chloe Neill
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,606
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,472
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,479

Turned into a vampire against her will, 28-year-old Merit found her way into the dark circle of Chicago's vampire underground, where she learned there was more to supernaturals than met the eye - and more supernaturals than the public ever imagined. And not all the secrets she learned were for sharing - among humans or inhumans. Now Merit is on the hunt, charging across the stark American Midwest, tailing a rogue supernatural intent on stealing an ancient artifact that could unleash catastrophic evil on the world. But Merit is also the prey.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • oh, NO!!!

  • By mhecker on 08-08-12

Disheartening Narrator Change!

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

Reviewed: 05-21-14

What disappointed you about Biting Cold?

I have to say I was in love with this series but when a narrator is switched out after 5 books it ruins it for me. As a listener to 5 books thus far I had become very accustomed and familiar with all of the character's voices to have it all disappear, making it very difficult to enjoy. Having to relearn and adjust to the new tone and inflection of this narrator was beyond my scope sadly. To date I have only returned 2 books this being one of them and although I had purchased 6,7,and 8 I will not be listening to them.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Sophie Eastlake?

The original Cynthia Holloway! That is who is the voice of all the characters!

  • Fair Game

  • Alpha and Omega
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,071
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,081

Now that the werewolves have revealed themselves to humans, they can't afford any bad publicity. Infractions that could have been overlooked in the past must now be punished, and the strain of doing his father's dirty work is taking a toll on Charles. Nevertheless, Charles and Anna are sent to Boston when the FBI requests the pack's help on a local serial killer case. They quickly realize that not only the last two victims were werewolves - all of them were.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best of the Best

  • By David on 03-07-12

TOO LONG IN COMING!

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

Reviewed: 04-24-12

Where does Fair Game rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

This series is very good, interesting and appealing. Right off the bat I was drawn in by the storyline, anticipating the next book! Anna and Charles's struggles have been easy to relate to and as a werewolf tale is does the genre proud. If I had two wishes it would be for the next books to be released sooner and for the story length to be longer.

What about Holter Graham???s performance did you like?

I love Holter Graham as a narrator! His voice is very pleasant to the ear and I have sought out other books he has narrated.

Any additional comments?

I find the story of Anna and Charles very engaging and entertaining and I am always looking forward to the next one but??? I find the extreme length of time between books disappointing. Because of this the reader risks loosing their closeness to the characters and storyline.

  • Lover Reborn

  • A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood
  • By: J. R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 23 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,142

Ever since the death of his shellan, Tohrment has been unrecognizable from the vampire leader he once was. Physically emaciated and heartbroken beyond despair, he has been brought back to the Brotherhood by a self-serving fallen angel. Now, fighting once again with ruthless vengeance, he is unprepared to face a new kind of tragedy. When Tohr begins to see his beloved in his dreams - trapped in a cold, isolated netherworld far from the peace and tranquility of the Fade - he turns to the angel in hopes of saving the one he has lost.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I should have skipped this installment

  • By RabidReads on 04-04-13

Series Takes My Breath Away!

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

Reviewed: 04-24-12

I have been an audible member for 2 yrs now and have purchased / listened to 200 books which include 20 different series! The BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD is by far my BEST LOVED! This series in my opinion is incredibly written to the point that I feel I know the characters so well that they come to life right off the pages. The author has solicited more tears, laughter and anticipation from me than any other. This is an adult series that is very sexually explicit nevertheless it goes with the theme of the story from beginning to end. I restart the series from book 1 each time J.R.Ward releases a new book just to relive the experience over again. If you love strong ALPHA men then the series will definitely appeal to your senses.

  • Third Grave Dead Ahead

  • By: Darynda Jones
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,070
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,735
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,733

Paranormal private eye. Grim reaper extraordinaire. Whatever. Charley Davidson is back in Darynda Jones' Third Grave Dead Ahead! And she’s drinking copious amounts of caffeine to stay awake because, every time she closes her eyes, she sees him: Reyes Farrow, the parthuman, part-supermodel son of Satan. Yes, she did imprison him for all eternity, but come on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love Charley Davidson!!!

  • By Tabitha on 07-21-12

3 Books Now And I Am Still An Avid Follower

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

Reviewed: 03-17-12

I can't help it I like Charley. I will be along for the ride as long as Darynda keeps writing Charley's tale.

  • Second Grave on the Left

  • Charley Davidson, Book 2
  • By: Darynda Jones
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,513
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,090
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,074

When Charley is rudely awakened in the middle of the night by her best friend who tells her to get dressed quickly and tosses clothes out of the closet at her, she can’t help but wonder what Cookie’s up to. Leather scrunch boots with a floral miniskirt? Together? Seriously? Cookie explains that a friend of hers named Mimi disappeared five days earlier and that she just got a text from her setting up a meet at a coffee shop downtown....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What happens if you get scared half to death twice

  • By Judy on 09-23-11

Another Hit!

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

Reviewed: 03-16-12

Now if you are looking at this review you have probably already bought the first book and are just curious if the series continues to be outstanding. The answer is YES it is. I am loving Charley Davidson! This book is an excellent continuation of the first, funny, fast paced and leaves you wanting another!
As usual I must again say kudos to Lorelei King for bringing the story alive!
Darynda I am now an avid follower of Charley Davidson and am excited to see what happens to her next!

  • First Grave on the Right

  • Charley Davidson, Book 1
  • By: Darynda Jones
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,805
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,693
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,673

A smashing, award-winning debut novel that introduces Charley Davidson: part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper. Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light”. But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life...and it turns out he might not be dead after all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great choice for Stephanie, Lorelai or Buffy fans!

  • By Austin gal on 03-07-12

Great Story, Has Quickly Become A Favorite!

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

Reviewed: 03-16-12

This story is wonderfully written with lots of humour and irrestitable characters! I love the sarcastic banter and fast pace plot. I would highly recommend this book and series to anyone wanting an excellent and entertaining escape from the usual fantasy story lines.
It also goes without saying,"Hats off to Lorelei King" who is an incredible narrator! She has a phenomenal way of bringing a book to life!
Darynda Jones is now in the top 5 of my favorite authors.

  • Night Reigns

  • Immortal Guardians Series #2
  • By: Dianne Duvall
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,983
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,980

In the second installment of Dianne Duvall's Immortal Guardians series, when Marcus Grayden's grief over the loss of the woman he loved causes him to become reckless, he is assigned a new Second, who proves to be immensely distracting. Contains mature themes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen!!!!!

  • By lorin on 01-14-12

Origin Of A Character Unique...

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

Reviewed: 03-16-12

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

As I said in my review of the first book there is still that predictability of the story but??? In this book I'm not sure if the creation of a character whose origins which are not usually associated with this type of story was last ditched attempt or a plan aimed at diversifying a typical vampire story by the author. So my impression of this series remains the same, it is good with this book a tad more interesting than the first.

What does Kirsten Potter bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

Kirsten Potter is a very good narrator.