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  • How to Date Your Dragon

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi, Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,007
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,677
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,671

Concerned that technology is about to chase mythological creatures out into the open (how long can Sasquatch stay hidden from Google maps?), the League for Interspecies Cooperation is sending Jillian to Louisiana on a fact-finding mission. While the League hopes to hold on to secrecy for a little bit longer, they're preparing for the worst in terms of human reactions. They need a plan, so they look to Mystic Bayou, a tiny town hidden in the swamp where humans and supernatural residents have been living in harmony for generations.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Reasonably Good

  • By Kerri J. on 02-05-18

dual narration

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

I'm usually a fan of dual narrations but this one was a little weird. Both performances were good but there was no need for it.

  • Black Fall

  • A Jessica Blackwood Novel
  • By: Andrew Mayne
  • Narrated by: Jennifer O'Donnell, Fred Berman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234

With two big cases under her belt, FBI agent Jessica Blackwood is learning to embrace her unconventional past as the rising star in a family dynasty of illusionists. Her talent and experience endow her with a unique understanding of the power and potential of deception and a gift for knowing when things are not always as they appear to be. Once resenting her eccentric grandfather, a brilliant magician in his own right, Jessica now sees him as a mentor and regularly seeks his advice about her work.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ending could have been better

  • By lisa on 08-07-17

fantastic continuation to an intriguing story

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

Reviewed: 04-02-17

Obviously if you have made it to book 3 you already enjoyed the first two in the series. Usually I find that come the second or third book in a series I start to lose interest, however I powered straight through this book. My only complaint is that the ending doesn't feel like the end of the book and I will have to wait a while for the next one!

  • Big Vamp on Campus

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,942
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,821
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,808

Ophelia Lambert, 400-year-old vampire princess and college freshman, suddenly finds herself domesticated by humans and forced to suffer the indignities of dorm rooms, communal bathrooms, and a roommate with sticky fingers. As one of the hundreds of undead venturing into postsecondary education, Ophelia has a lot more to learn that just "undead studies" - she has to learn to get along with her fellow vampire classmates and, worst of all, her human ones.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Molly Harper's endearing wording saves the day.

  • By Joycinta on 06-07-16

It felt too short

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

Reviewed: 06-29-16

This like every molly harper book was a joy to listen to. Amanda Ronconi does the voices well and gives a strong performance.
The story on the other hand isn't Harper's strongest. I've always enjoyed ophelia and her crazy don't give a shit attitude. So this fell a little flat. Obviously this is her 'repenting' for her previous actions but I would have liked something a little longer.
It's still molly harper though so you definitely can't go wrong with it. I would still recommend it.

  • The Gate Thief

  • Mithermages, Book 2
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Emily Rankin
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,815
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,383
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,402

Here on Earth, Danny North is still in high school, yet he holds in his heart and mind all the stolen outselves of 13 centuries of gatemages. The Families still want to kill him if they can’t control him - and they can’t control him; he is far too powerful. On Westil, Wad is now nearly powerless - he lost everything to Danny in their struggle. Even if he can survive the revenge of his enemies, he must still somehow make peace with the Gatemage Daniel North, for when Danny took that power from Loki, he also took responsibility for the Great Gates.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Flashes of Great, Ok, and Bad. Overall: Meh.

  • By Benjamin on 04-04-13

Fun enough but gets weird

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

Reviewed: 11-07-15

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

To my friends I definitely recommended the Gate Thief because it was so interesting but this one got really weird when it starts into the "sexual awakening" of Danny it got very religious and really jarring at some points.

What was most disappointing about Orson Scott Card’s story?

Mostly how Card handled Danny's sexual thoughts and responses. The whole 'the only person who can touch me there is my wife' bit was jarring and annoying. The plot as well was weaker than the previous book. Though that may be because this is the middle book and has to be a build up to the climax of the 3rd book

What about Stefan Rudnicki and Emily Rankin ’s performance did you like?

They both have good performances though Rudnicki isn't the best with doing different voices for characters.

Do you think The Gate Thief needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Obviously this is the middle book of a series and you are left with a 'cliffhanger'

Any additional comments?

I wasn't as motivated to listen to this one as I was with the first. I powered on through the first one in a day where as this took me several weeks of procrastinating to finish. The plot just wasn't as interesting or original.

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  • The Undead in My Bed

  • By: Jessica Sims, Molly Harper, Katie MacAlister
  • Narrated by: Leah Mallach, Abby Craden, Sophie Eastlake
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,457
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,332
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,331

In "Shades of Gray" by Katie MacAlister, Noelle is a Guardian: a demon-wrangler, imp-banisher, and all-round secret protector of humans from the Otherworld. In "Undead Sublet" by Molly Harper, executive chef Tess Maitland is banned from her five-star kitchen in Chicago to recover from "exhaustion". Jessica Sims's "Out With a Fang" features Ruby Sommers, a lonely were-jaguar who signs up for a blind date through the paranormal dating agency Midnight Liaisons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • worth it but...

  • By Christina on 03-06-13

Good short stories of you like the authors

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

Reviewed: 09-19-15

I mainly got this book for the stories by Katie Macalister and Molly Harper. Their stories are part of the dark ones series and half moon hollow respectively. Both are great though I found Jessica Sims to be lacking. Hers lacked a lot of the quirky humor the other two had. It wasn't bad just not as good as the other two.

  • Six Months

  • Seven Series, Book 2
  • By: Dannika Dark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,685
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,396

April Frost is a compassionate young woman with a steady job and ambitious goals. But the harder she runs away from her past, the more it threatens to destroy her. When three strangers enter her life, April is forced to face her demons, and it's a battle she may not win. Private investigators in the Breed world are men who take risks, and Reno Cole is no exception. As a Shifter, he's expected to control his inner animal. But lately his wolf has been venturing dangerously close to the city, and he's about to discover why.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall ~ A Great Story!!

  • By Cheri on 01-31-16

meeeh

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

Reviewed: 07-23-15

This one was a struggle to get through. I loved the first book but I feel like this book was more of a set up for future books rather than telling a love story. The main girl, while being described as strong repeatedly, was incredibly wishy washy. The plot is quite jarring and is so back and forth between 'I love him and want to be taken care of' to 'I don't want to drag everyone into my problems and it'll never work' that the only reason I finished this was for the occasional great moment and the need for something to listen to at work.

  • Sleeping with the Wolf

  • After the Crash, Book One
  • By: Maddy Barone
  • Narrated by: Clementine Cage
  • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 137

Carla is an up and coming country music star when she boards a plane for Denver in the year 2014. After the plane crashes in the year 2064 she learns that nuclear war destroyed technology and unleashed a plague that devastated the female population. Even now, decades after the plague has dwindled to isolated outbreaks, women are precious commodities to be fought for, and Carla finds herself offered as the prize in a Bride Fight.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great start to a smexy shifter series

  • By K. April Holgate on 04-17-14

A lacking story with a worse narration

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

Reviewed: 04-11-14

What would have made Sleeping with the Wolf better?

I think a better narrator would have been a step in the right direction but I find the main characters too lacking in depth for this book to be better without a rewrite

Has Sleeping with the Wolf turned you off from other books in this genre?

No I honestly love cheesy romance and this won't turn me away from it. I will just keep in mind to stay away from those under 10 hours

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Clementine Cage?

I can't think of a good narrator for this novel

What character would you cut from Sleeping with the Wolf?

Carla if I had to choose just one. She was a successful country singer who is 26 years old. She acted like a teenager without any life experience and a cliche romance of well he is good looking but I'm not going to like him until a quarter into the book.

Any additional comments?

Don't waste your time or money

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  • Tiger's Curse

  • By: Colleen Houck
  • Narrated by: Annika Boras, Sanjiv Jahveri
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,041
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,053

The last thing teenager Kelsey Hayes thought she'd be doing over the summer was meeting Ren, a mysterious white tiger and cursed Indian prince! When she learns she alone can break the Tiger's curse, Kelsey's life is turned upside-down. The unlikely duo journeys halfway around the world to piece together an Indian prophecy, find a way to free the man trapped by a centuries-old spell, and discover the path to their true destiny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book!!!

  • By Farryn D on 07-23-11

A little Cheesy but a magical adventure

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

Reviewed: 07-10-13

Would you listen to Tiger's Curse again? Why?

Yes this was a great series I would probably listen to this while traveling though, because I'm not a huge fan of re-listening to books

What other book might you compare Tiger's Curse to and why?

I can't say I can really think of a book all that similar to this one

What about Annika Boras and Sanjiv Jahveri ’s performance did you like?

Annika Boras has a great talent for voice acting that at some points you couldn't tell that it was just her who was voicing all the characters. She does such convincing male voices and Indian accents that I am sure she is part of the reason I loved this series so much

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

Where would you go to save those you loved

Any additional comments?

This novel is definitely meant for the young adult reader however it is such a gripping tale that you get sucked in none the less. I had to get over the fact that everyone and their cat, no pun intended, fell in love with Kellsey however she was a realistic enough character that I could overlook it. She reacts when things happen not just accepts them without freaking out.