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  • Calypso

  • By: David Sedaris
  • Narrated by: David Sedaris
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,651
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,740
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,665

If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong. When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And it's as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself. With Calypso, Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation - and dark humor - toward middle age and mortality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, as always

  • By Ruthie on 05-31-18

Funny and touching all at the same time.

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

Reviewed: 06-17-18

David Sedaris does it again with a witty and frank look at his life, family and friendships. He is upfront in his observations and finds humor in all of it.

  • The Job

  • A Fox and O'Hare Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,899
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,686
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,690

The FBI had one demand when they secretly teamed up Special Agent Kate O'Hare with charming con man Nicolas Fox - bring down the world's most-wanted and untouchable felons. This time it's the brutal leader of a global drug-smuggling empire. The FBI doesn't know what their target looks like, where he is, or how to find him, but Nick Fox has a few tricks up his sleeve to roust this particular Knipschildt chocolate-loving drug lord.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Good, the Bad , and the Funny!

  • By defrost on 01-24-15

Nice installment, but not my favorite so far.

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

Reviewed: 05-03-17

Nice installment, but not my favorite so far. Love the characters,. okay story line and excellent narrator.

  • A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses

  • Half-Moon Hollow, Book 7
  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,913
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,896

Nola Leary would have been content to stay in Kilcairy, Ireland, healing villagers at her family’s clinic with a mix of magic and modern medicine. But a series of ill-timed omens and a deathbed promise to her grandmother have sent her on a quest to Half-Moon Hollow, Kentucky, to secure her family’s magical potency for the next generation. Her supernatural task? To unearth four artifacts hidden by her grandfather before a rival magical family beats her to it. Complication One: The artifacts are lost somewhere in vampire Jane Jameson’s occult bookshop. Complication Two: Her new neighbor, Jed Trudeau, keeps turning up half-naked at the strangest times....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best spin offs I have read!

  • By Diana Turmenne on 05-28-13

Fun, Witty and all around Enjoyable.

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

Reviewed: 11-08-16

Love Molly Harper's writing and this one did not disappoint. Narrator was excellent. She kept all the characters voices seperate and distinct . Can't wait to listen to the next installment of this series.

  • Kitty Goes to War

  • Kitty Norville, Book 8
  • By: Carrie Vaughn
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 854
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 600

Kitty Norville, Alpha werewolf and host of The Midnight Hour, a radio call-in show, is contacted by a friend at the NIH's Center for the Study of Paranatural Biology. Three Army soldiers recently returned from the war in Afghanistan are being held at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs. They're killer werewolves - and post-traumatic stress has left them unable to control their shape-shifting and unable to interact with people. Kitty agrees to see them, hoping to help by bringing them into her pack.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kitty Being An Alpha

  • By Jan on 04-14-12

Good, but not my favorite

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

Reviewed: 05-21-16

Another good installment in the Kitty Norville saga. It was good, but not my favortie.

  • Blood Bound: Mercy Thompson, Book 2

  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,688
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,444
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,440

Mechanic Mercy Thompson has friends in low places - and in dark ones. And now she owes one of them a favor. Since she can shapeshift at will, she agrees to act as some extra muscle when her vampire friend Stefan goes to deliver a message to another of his kind. But this new vampire is hardly ordinary - and neither is the demon inside of him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Action, Suspense and Great Charcters!

  • By Cheri on 03-23-15

Entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 05-21-16

Entertaining story, good writing, great performance. The 2nd was as good as the first.

  • Accidental Leigh

  • Literal Leigh Romance Diaries, Book 1
  • By: Melanie James
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 193

How does a girl become a witch? By accident, of course! Leigh Epstein is a grief stricken and lonely elementary school teacher that is devastated by the brutal and unexpected death of her true love at the hands of a careless writer. She overcomes her grief by taking matters in her own hands and takes up a little romance writing to resurrect her vampire-werewolf book-boyfriend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gut busting funny !!

  • By Tammy Payne on 12-20-14

Poorly written, Unimaginative, Dissapointing

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

Reviewed: 05-21-16

Very disappointed that I spent money on this one. Poor writing and unimaginative. Really missed the mark on this one.

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  • Fangs for the Memories

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,803
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,675
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,672

Half-Moon Hollow's supernatural social event of the season - Zeb's Titanic-themed werewolf wedding - is coming up, and Dick Cheney (not that Dick Cheney!) needs a date. But Andrea's had enough of clever, handsome, and rakish to last a lifetime, and Dick Cheney is certainly not the sort of man you bring home to mom (not that Andrea's deadist parents are speaking to her ever since she dropped out of college and became a blood surrogate).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love the entire half moon hollow series!

  • By Bonita L. on 11-03-15

Short, but very cute and entertaining

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

Reviewed: 05-19-16

Short, but cute and entertaining. Great performance, as always by Amanda Racing. Love Molly Harper's writing.

  • Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors

  • Half-Moon Hollow, Book 4
  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,098
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,655
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,655

Just as Jane Jameson’s unlife seems to be stabilizing, fate sinks its fangs firmly into her butt. Despite her near-phobia of wedding planning, her no-frills nighttime nuptials to her sexy boyfriend, Gabriel, are coming along smoothly. That is, until she turns a fatally wounded teenage acquaintance, and the Council pronounces her responsible for the newborn vamp until he can control his thirst.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Molly Harper Does It Again! (Light Spoilers)

  • By Martha on 03-03-12

Funny, witty and made me laugh

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

Reviewed: 01-10-16

Love Molly Harper's imagination and wit. Plus Amanda Ranconi excells in bringing each of the charectors their own voice. Fun, fun, fun. Did not want this one to end.

  • Nice Girls Don't Live Forever

  • Half-Moon Hollow, Book 3
  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,424
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,488
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,490

Nothing sucks the romance out of world travel like a boyfriend who may or may not have broken up with you in a hotel room in Brussels. Jane Jameson's sexy sire Gabriel has always been unpredictable, but the seductive, anonymous notes that await him at each stop of their international vacation, coupled with his evasive behavior over the past few months, finally push Jane onto the next flight home to Half Moon Hollow -- alone, upset, and unsure whether Gabriel just ended their relationship without actually telling her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Funny Book!

  • By Leslie on 02-13-10

Good storyline, but not best of the series.

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

Reviewed: 01-10-16

Molly Harper does not dissapoint with her wit and fun subject matter. However, not the best story in the series. Love the other ones, this one was just okay.

  • The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,931
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,456
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,428

Iris Scanlon, Half-Moon Hollow's only daytime vampire concierge, knows more about the undead than she'd like. Running all their daylight errands - from letting in the plumber to picking up some chilled O neg - gives her a look at the not-so-glamorous side of vampire life. Her rules are strict; relationships with vamps are strictly business, not friendship - and certainly not anything else. But then she finds her newest client, Cal, poisoned on his kitchen floor, and only Iris can help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Once again this should have disclaimers

  • By yasmine32068 on 08-01-12

Cute fun story

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

Reviewed: 12-23-15

Cute and fun story. The narrator does and incredible job in bringing out the light sarcastic tone of the writing. Love the series.