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  • Shadow and Ice

  • Gods of War Series, Book 1
  • By: Gena Showalter
  • Narrated by: Melissa Moran, Leo Barnabas
  • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

Knox of Iviland, the most ruthless warrior in the history of war, has spent his life fighting others to the death, winning new realms for his king. Now, the stakes are higher than ever. If he prevails in the battle for Earth, his slave bands will be removed. Victory is his sole focus...until he meets her. On an Arctic getaway with her foster sister, Vale London is shocked to stumble upon a cave filled with ancient gods waging epic combat. When she is inadvertently drawn into their war, she is forced to team up with an unlikely ally - the sexy god who makes her burn with desire.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The narrations ruined the story, I had a hard time

  • By Tvelazco on 11-02-18

Awesome Book, Horrible Male Narrator

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

Reviewed: 10-27-18

As with all her books, Gena nailed it. The story was addicting, female narrator excellent, male narrator almost caused me to delete the file from my library and return the book. Had to make a concentrated effort to ignore his performance and listen to the story. OK, back to the book; it is about a group of warriors from other realms, some forced to participate in a war and win a new world, earth for their kings or Queens. Vale and her "sister" stumbles onto a cavern of frozen warriors and so the story begins ......

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Demons of Desire

  • Half-Breed, Book 1
  • By: Debra Dunbar
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 153

Amber's succubus desires are driving her, as well as every man within a five-mile radius, crazy and Irix, the sexy incubus sent to tutor her, isn't helping one bit. Determined to find some balance in her life, as well as get away from his tempting presence, she escapes to visit a college friend in New Orleans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Spin off from the Imp series.

  • By Teresa on 09-23-15

Snore

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

This book is a total snooze fest. My God, it was so boring I found myself dozing off. And to make matters worst, it seems there are parts missing or skipped. Example: as a book progresses, it is supposed to provide descriptions or discuss what is happening next (especially if one touches on a subject) , this book jumped over those parts altogether. Also, the performance didn't help at all, mades it even more boring. Let me clarify, the narration wasnt horrible, it was just boring. Don't waste your time.

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,975
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,905

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Seattle blues on 08-17-18

Wow, a Real Tear Jerker

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

Wow, this book was amazing - couldn't put it away (had to finish it in one go). It was so sad, that poor girl-woman. That is what she was during the entire book, a little girl who had to grow up too soon and a woman who knew no better than a girl. I blubber'ed' throughout the entire book ( but not sure how I would classify the genre) . And even better, the performance was excellent. Goes to show, how the narrator can convey or ruin the intent of a book and the importance of choosing the right performer.
OK, about the book: it was a very sad story about a girl who had to grow up too soon, the prejudice of adults and cruelty of children, the compassion of strangers, her losses and stuggles to survive, a womanizer and an innocent, and the love of one girl and her one true love (all connected to/about this one girl- woman) . Heads up, there is no steamy sex scenes but the book is so good, you can do without it. Well worth the credit/purchase.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ravenheart

  • Crossbreed Series, Book 2
  • By: Dannika Dark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,764
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,623
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,614

Two weeks after joining Keystone, Raven Black is ready to take on the world as a criminal hunter for hire. If only her partner wasn't a bloodsucking Vampire with a penchant for getting under her skin. Despite her lavish surroundings, Raven misses the freedom of life without rules. And Keystone's next assignment is about to test her self-control in more ways than one. Dead bodies are popping up in the human district, and all signs point to a Breed serial killer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Worthy of a credit for a Dannika Dark fan

  • By Enthralled on 06-19-17

What's all the Fuss About

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

OK, I still am unable to see what all thw fuss is about, this entire series is mediocre-just OK (something to past the time). I keep purchasing one book after the other seeking the 5 star factor but nothing.

  • Sacked

  • Gridiron Series #1
  • By: Jen Frederick
  • Narrated by: Marc Bachmann, Shirl Rae
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

Knox Masters knows what he wants, and he gets it. All-American football player? Check. NFL pros scouting him? Check. Now he's set his sight on two things: the national title and Ellie Campbell. Sure, she's the sister of his teammate, but that's not going to stop him. Especially not when he's convinced that Ellie is the one. But Ellie isn't as sure. She's trying to start a new life, and she's not interested in a relationship...with anyone.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too Kelsey Grammer

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-23-16

Boring AF

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

This book is totally boring. Thought I should at least try to make it to chapter 5, but nope couldn't do it. Found myself drifting off every 2 mins. Totally predictable. I'm at chapter 2 and I can guess exactly what will happen in the book.

  • Slow Burn

  • Lost Kings MC series, Book 1
  • By: Autumn Jones Lake
  • Narrated by: Noelle Bridges, Troy Duran
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

President of the Lost Kings MC, Rochlan "Rock" North hasn't managed to find a woman capable of making him want to curb his wild ways - until he meets sweet, innocent, married lawyer Hope Kendall.
Forced to represent the outlaw biker, Hope is rattled by her immediate attraction to Rock. Hope is a good girl in a good marriage. Rock thrills her, but she's not going to throw away everything she's built on a fling with her criminal client. Rock respects Hope enough to leave her alone, even as he realizes he's become a little obsessed with her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book!

  • By Rogue_Empress on 05-16-18

Meh.... What's all the Excitement About

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

This book was mediocre at best. I can't figure out what all the excitement or the excellent reviews are about. It is not really even a cliff hanger; if the other review didnt mention it, I wouldn't have even noticed. If you're bored and just need something to past the time, this one is for you. The Narration was excellent though, that ia something to look forward to. Two, maybe three stars max.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Wild Hunger

  • Heirs of Chicagoland Series, Book 1
  • By: Chloe Neill
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Elise Freeman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332

In the first thrilling installment of Chloe Neill's spinoff to the New York Times best-selling Chicagoland Vampires series, a new vampire will find out just how deep blood ties run. As the only vampire child ever born, some believed Elisa Sullivan had all the luck. But the magic that helped bring her into the world left her with a dark secret. Shifter Connor Keene, the only son of North American Central Pack Apex Gabriel Keene, is the only one she trusts with it. But she's a vampire and the daughter of a Master and a Sentinel, and he's prince of the Pack and its future king.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great start to a new series

  • By Cherish on 08-19-18

Waste of Time and Money

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

OMG, This book was boring. The narrator didn't help either. I lost interest several times throughout. Waste of time and money.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Queen in Lingerie

  • Volume 4
  • By: Penelope Sky
  • Narrated by: Michael Ferraiuolo, Samantha Cook
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 90

Muse told the world how she felt about me. Instead of feeling joy, I felt terror. This isn't what I want. This isn't how our relationship is supposed to be. I end things because I have no other choice. But I struggle to cope with my misery, to sleep in an empty bed without her beside me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • IT'S OFFICIAL.. I'M A PENELOPE SKY ADDICT

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 07-19-18

Great book but the Ending....

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

Loved the book terribly. Kept me on my toes and up all night. Had to call in sick for work in order to finish it without interruption. The book/plot had it all, lovable characters, tear jerker, hot steamy sex, awesome narration, scrumptious alpha males (and females) and attention seeking/keeping ..... All with the exception of the ending... SPOILER ALERT.!!!! Seriously, you pumped us up with all the preparation for her last performance on the runway, then right up until the day before.... the book ends; without mention of whether it was the success they were hoping for, just nothing; other than an introduction for Vanessa's upcoming book. Miserable Bastards! I want my sick day back (yes, I know the rest of the book was great and worth the sick day but I'm petty ).

  • Accidental Daddy

  • By: R. R. Banks
  • Narrated by: Rodney Falcon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 50

She gave me her innocence, and I gave her a baby. As a billionaire, I’m used to getting what I want. And that night, I wanted her. It was only supposed to be a one-night stand. No names, no numbers, only searing passion and lust. I took her innocence, but I gave her something in return. My heart and my child. Now I have no way to find her. Will I get my family, or is one night my forever?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love the Story

  • By Sarah on 05-02-18

A Prime Example of How a Narrator can Ruin a Book

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

Reviewed: 07-26-18

A prime example of how a narrator can ruin a book. The narrator completely ruined the book from start to finish. It was hard to follow along, or decifer with the male and female characters from each other; it took me until chapter 10 to finally figure out who was saying what (even though each chapter introduced the characters it was not helpful). After which, it was still hard to stay on top of it all (overall the narrative was lacking). Sorry, the book probably would have been great with another narrator (don't get me wrong, it wasn't horrible, but just not good enough for this type of book). Sorry, wish I could provide more info.

  • Ace of Hearts

  • By: Chantal Fernando
  • Narrated by: Lucy Rivers
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

Erin Dawson had the perfect life growing up in a perfect home with a perfect family. But after learning that the man she’s called “dad” her whole life isn’t her biological father, Erin is determined to find the man who is. Erin finds her father, but begins questioning if her mom had been right all along to keep this information buried. It turns out he is the president of a motorcycle club. Despite getting what she wants and finding her biological father, it’s the slightly older, much rougher but incredibly sexy biker Ace who catches Erin’s eye. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story

  • By Jessica Counts on 07-04-18

Had so Much Potential to be 5 Stars

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

This could have been so great and had the potential. But it was lacking the detail, explanation and description. This was more along the line of an abridged version - missing lots of chapters. There were too many unanswered questions such as, how and why did this happen and what was the thought process behind the characters actions. I guess I could describe it as trying to explain to your child everything that happened in a Rated X movie using age appropriate terms and descriptions. Don't get me wrong there were explicit parts so that is not what I am referring to but the important parts of the book. Really suprised Mike Charzuk produced it, everything he is involved with is normally a guaranteed 5 stars.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful