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  • Jason

  • An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel
  • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Alexis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 776
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 719

Jason Schuyler is one of Anita Blake's best friends and favorite werewolves, with benefits. J.J. is his lady love, an old flame from childhood who dances at one of the top ballet companies in New York. She's accomplished, beautiful, and she's crazy about him, too. Neither of them wants to be monogamous, so what could go wrong? J.J. is enthusiastically bisexual, with an emphasis on the female side of things.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • How the mighty have fallen...

  • By Casandra on 01-14-15

Save Your Money Unless You're Just a Diehard Fan!

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

Reviewed: 12-04-14

Would you try another book from Laurell K. Hamilton and/or Kimberly Alexis?

I've read every book in the Anita Blake series and this one is by far the worst! What's with no necromacy? No paranormal? What's happening with the "weres"? A five hour orgy and sex therapy session---I hope that the next installment in the series is a better effort from LKH than this book----it was truly disappointing and I doubt that I'm alone in my assessment and disappointment! Kimberly Alexis is splendid as always, but she couldn't salvage this one---get it together LKH!

Would you ever listen to anything by Laurell K. Hamilton again?

Of course I'm hopeful that the next one in the series is a bounce-back from this one!

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Jason?

Put the whole book on the shelf or if a movie, on the cutting/editing room floor! Totally useless!

Any additional comments?

Never thought I'd ask Audible for a refund on an Anita Blake novel but I think I deserve one for this---not a great effort, in my humble opinion!

16 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Sycamore Row

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,614
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,527

Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grisham at his best (again)

  • By Brock on 10-23-13

Grisham at his Best!

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

Reviewed: 03-06-14

What made the experience of listening to Sycamore Row the most enjoyable?

Well written and full of unexpected twists and turns! It would make a fantastic movie!

What did you like best about this story?

Great story of redemption--a tale of righting wrongs!

  • The Wolves of Midwinter

  • The Wolf Gift Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 847
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 777
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 781

In Anne Rice's surprising and compelling best-selling novel, the first of her strange and mythic imagining of the world of wolfen powers, readers and listeners were spellbound as Rice conjured up a daring new world set against the wild and beckoning California coast.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...MAN WOLF!

  • By Mel on 10-24-13

Not Anne Rice's Best

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

Reviewed: 11-14-13

Would you try another book from Anne Rice and/or Ron McLarty?

I have read and loved practically every book that Anne Rice has written, but unfortunately found The Wolves of Midwinter, unlike The Wolf Gift, slow and even cumbersome reading most of the time. The story read like a "Werewolves' Christmas Tale".

What could Anne Rice have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I could and would never try to give Anne Rice advice on making her books more enjoyable--she and Stephen King are my two favorite authors--but seldom can any author, particularly one with such a large body of work, satisfy each reader thoroughly with every book. This one just happens to be one of those times.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful