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  • Monster Hunter International

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 24 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,775
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,292

Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • My second Monster Hunter book

  • By Randall on 06-29-18

like guns?<br />

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

I enjoyed the story but the gun details were too much for my preference. still, I will be reading the next book.

  • The Monster Hunter Files

  • By: Larry Correia, Jonathan Maberry, Faith Hunter, and others
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, Bailey Carr, Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,151

For well over a century, Monster Hunter International has kept the world safe from supernatural threats small and large - and, in some cases, very, very large. Now, join us as MHI opens their archives for the first time. From experienced hunters on their toughest cases, to total newbies' initial encounters with the supernatural, The Monster Hunter Files reveals the secret history of the world's most elite monster fighting force.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I LIKE THESE COLLECTIONS

  • By Randall on 01-01-19

excellent book of short stories

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

one of my favorite ways to find new authors is to read short stories. there wasn't a story in here I didn't enjoy and several that have put the author on my to-read list.

  • The Graveyard Book: Full-Cast Production

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman, Derek Jacobi, Robert Madge, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,494
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,731
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,699

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack - who has already killed Bod's family…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique children's story... Loved it!

  • By shelley on 12-04-17

excellent book with great readers.

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

Reviewed: 12-30-18

just don't forget to charge your headphones. I about cried when I had to wait to finish the chapter.

  • The Beautiful Mystery

  • A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,434

No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep in the wilderness of Quebec, where two dozen cloistered monks live in peace and prayer. They grow vegetables, they tend chickens, they make chocolate. And they sing. Ironically, for a community that has taken a vow of silence, the monks have become world-famous for their glorious voices, raised in ancient chants whose effect on both singer and listener is so profound it is known as “the beautiful mystery.”

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging, entertaining, and heartbreaking.

  • By Sparkly on 09-04-12

not enough mystery

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

Reviewed: 06-24-18

I've really enjoyed the series until this book. unfortunately this book has too much interpersonal drama between the durante officers and not enough about the monks. the narrator is quite good.

  • Still Life

  • Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 1
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,048
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,435
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,418

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it’s a tragic hunting accident and nothing more, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods, and is soon certain that Jane Neal died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A rare find

  • By Alex on 01-16-15

superb read!

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

classical mystery with exceptional characters. you want to know what happens to them after the book ends.

  • The Eyre Affair

  • A Thursday Next Novel
  • By: Jasper Fforde
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,971
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,546
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,548

In Jasper Fforde's Great Britain, circa 1985, time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously. England is a virtual police state where an aunt can get lost (literally) in a Wordsworth poem and forging Byronic verse is a punishable offense. All this is business as usual for Thursday Next, renowned Special Operative in literary detection.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • six stars

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-13-11

hard to finish.

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

Reviewed: 11-14-16

I found it hard to finish this because the story had so many details that made no sense. I got it as a first in series but there must be another book that comes first. there are wonderful scenes in the book that got me through to the end.

  • Dead and Gone: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #9

  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,633
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,800
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,802

In her ninth adventure, Sookie has just tied on her cocktail waitress apron for a night's work when a special report comes on the television. The time has come. The wereanimals have revealed themselves.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • High expectations not met

  • By Anne in State College on 05-11-09

Disappointing story

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

Reviewed: 06-23-13

This book is very disappointing. The narrator is great but the story is bland. The characters rely on past stories to have any depth. New characters seem shallow and under developed. Good news - no heavy sex scenes!

  • From Dead to Worse

  • Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #8
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,476
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,748
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,740

The eighth entry in Charlaine Harris' New York Times best selling, Anthony Award-winning series finds Sookie reeling from an explosive attack on the previous month's vampire summit. Many vampires were killed, including several of Sookie's friends. But most pressing for Sookie is the unknown status of her weretiger boyfriend Quinn. Like it or not, everything is changing in the supernatural world - and Sookie is caught in the middle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Seven books in Seven Days

  • By Irenehope on 10-19-08

Good, not great but with inconsistencies

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

Reviewed: 06-22-13

I am enjoying listening to these books while I quilt. I was really disappointed that there are inconsistencies in this book from prior books. For instance, last book makes a point about the bar not being open on Sunday; this book has Sookie working Sunday "though the bar is only open in the afternoons on Sunday." There are other such items - makes you wonder if it was written by a ghost writer. Still a good story.

  • Real Murders

  • An Aurora Teagarden Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,555
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,000
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,000

Though a small town at heart, Lawrenceton, Georgia, has its dark side - and its crime buffs. One of them is librarian Aurora "Roe" Teagarden, a member of the Real Murders Club, which meets once a month to analyze famous cases. It's a harmless pastime - until the night she finds a member killed in a manner that eerily resembles the crime the club was about to discuss.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Adjusting expectations

  • By Jeanie on 04-22-10

Forgot to go to bed!

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

Reviewed: 05-19-13

I really enjoy Charlaine Harris as a writer but wasn't sure about how she would do with a straightforward murder mystery, which is how I would classify this book. Turns out I could not go to bed till I found out how it ended. The murderer is not who I thought it was...

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Alpha and Omega

  • A Novella from On the Prowl
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,275
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,289

Anna never knew werewolves existed until the night she survived a violent attack…and became one herself. After three years at the bottom of the pack, she’d learned to keep her head down and never, ever trust dominant males. But Anna is that rarest kind of werewolf: an Omega. And one of the most powerful werewolves in the country will recognize her value as a pack member—and as his mate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The beginning of the Alpha and Omega

  • By Kindle Customer on 02-14-13

The First Story is finally available - JOY!

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

Reviewed: 05-19-13

This novella is the start of the alpha and Omega stories. They are about a young woman recently turned werewolf and much older werewolf who becomes her husband. Here is the back story to Anna and Charles. Sort of a love story but really well written fantasy as well. Definitely recommend getting it to read first if you are going to read the rest of the series. It fills in the stories.