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  • Maddy's Floor

  • Psychic Visions, Book 3
  • By: Dale Mayer
  • Narrated by: Kellie Kamryn
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

Medical intuitive and licensed MD Madeleine Wagner thought she'd seen every way possible to heal a diseased body...then patients start dying from mysterious causes in her long-term facility. The terminally ill fight to get into her ward. Once there, many miraculously...live. So when her patients start dropping and she senses an evil force causing their deaths, she calls on her friend and mentor, Stefan, for help. Together, they delve beyond the physical plane into the metaphysical....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • narration could have been bettet

  • By TERRANCE on 07-02-16

suffering in silence

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

Reviewed: 09-24-17

I really liked the story and idea of the paranormal aspect. BUT I suffered in silence listening to the narrator!!! this book could have been a great deal better with an experienced narrator who can do male voices or better yet have a male do the male voices. I suffered through because I like the story.

  • The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

  • By: Katherine Howe
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,581
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 889
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 899

Connie's mother asks her to sell an abandoned house once owned by her grandmother in Salem, Mass. Relunctantly, Connie moves to the small town and inhabits the crumbling, ancient house, trying to restore it to a semblance of order. Curious things start to happen when Connie finds the name "Deliverance Dane" on a yellowed scrap of paper and begins to have visions of a long ago woman condemned for practicing "physick," or herbal healing, on her neighbors in 1690s Salem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it!

  • By Darinda on 06-20-09

The Physic Book of Deliverance Dane audio

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

Reviewed: 08-31-16

Katherine Howe has written a well developed story and characters. she intertwines fact and fiction which enables the reader to learn while being entertained. I like how Howe at the end of the book notes what was fact and what was fiction. similar to author Steve Berry. the narrator was very good as well. FYI there is no cursing, sex scenes or violence yet a gripping mystery and a little romance. I would read more of Howe's books.

  • Night Fall

  • By: Cherry Adair
  • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 58

T-FLAC/psi operative Simon Blackthorne goes to Africa to continue the global war against paranormal terror, never expecting to clash swords with strong-willed Kess Goodall. Kess struggles in her own desperate battle to unravel a deadly secret that has killed millions in the tiny country of Mallaruza. But Simon proves to be the ultimate distraction: his very presence takes her body to the edge of a pleasure-filled abyss.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Story & Narrator ~ A Perfect Duo!

  • By Ann on 04-14-09

Night Fall audio

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

Reviewed: 08-28-16

This is my first book by Cherry Adair and it will not be my last. Adair writes well formed characters, witty dialogue, strong female character, adventure with a fast paste, some steamy sex and twist and turns. could not put the book down. what made this book even better was the narrator.... brilliant and talented. Carrington was able to perform male voices and unusual accents.

  • Lost Library

  • An Urban Fantasy Romance
  • By: Kate Baray
  • Narrated by: Kelsey Osborne
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 68

John Braxton arrives unannounced on Lizzie Smith's doorstep looking for answers she doesn't have. She may have a magical book, but she hasn't a clue what to do with it - or even how to read it. And John's revelation that he's a Lycan isn't making the job any easier. Before the code to the book can be cracked, Lizzie and John stumble into the middle of a power-hungry mastermind's plan. Caught up in one man's search for power, Lizzie soon begins to uncover surprising secrets about her past and powers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lost Library audio

  • By Phyllis on 08-28-16

Lost Library audio

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

Reviewed: 08-28-16

It is so sad and frustrating when one is presented with a good story but an unsuitable narrator. the narrator sounded like a 17 year old girl who was to be in her late 30's plus the author often describes the hero's voice as low and or deep.... the narrator never changed her voice to reflect the author's discriptions. producers of audio books need to be more professional when giving narration parts to persons who's voices do not even come close to the discriptions of age or genda of characters. narrator ruined the book for me.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Shadow Witch Rising

  • Copper Falls, Book 1
  • By: Colleen Vanderlinden
  • Narrated by: Julia Knippen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

When Sophie Turner returns home to the sleepy town of Copper Falls, she imagines the kind of life she's always dreamed of: calm and peaceful. After years of having her steps haunted by a powerful stalker, she is living on land settled by her ancestors. She can feel the magic in her blood and she feels like she finally has the chance to build a life. Until he comes along. Calder Turcotte gives Sophie an ultimatum: break the curse her ancestor set on his family, or lose the very land that's allowing her to heal. And as much as she despises him, she's equally drawn to his icy gaze.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • POWERFUL STORY!

  • By Annie The Audible Addict!!! on 06-30-15

Shadow Witch Rising.

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

Reviewed: 06-20-16

I listen to audio books all the time and know how important it is for the narrator is to the entire book being successful. this book has a great story but the narrator was the same voice for male and female characters.... not good at all.... production people please use male reader for male voices if the narrator is unable to cope.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Skeleton in the Closet

  • Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: Angie Fox
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,091
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 999
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 996

A haunted library is no place for a girl who can see ghosts, but when Verity Long stumbles on a dead body in the middle of the main reading room, she has to believe someone...even a dead someone...must have witnessed the crime. Her ghostly sidekick, Frankie, warns her to stay out of it. The very alive, very handsome deputy sheriff, Ellis Wydell, inadvertently places her directly in the middle of it. And her ex-fiancé, Ellis' brother, is back with an agenda of his own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!

  • By Beatrice on 01-14-16

Fresh new paranormal mystery

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

Reviewed: 01-14-16

I have read both of Angie Fox’s books and was delighted. Here is the run down: witty and fast pace. Dialogue realistic as can be in a paranormal mystery, well developed characters. Love Lucy the skunk. Little bit of romance possibly brewing; some interesting ghosts and a few twists and turns. No sex scenes, no cursing to speak of and no screw up by the narrator.
The narrator,Tavia Gilbert was brilliant. Her use of different voices with a little southern twang was beautifully executed. Reading was clear and pronouncing was great. If you like a fun, paranormal mystery with great narration I highly recommend both of Angie Fox’s books. Cannot wait for No. 3 in this series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Dark Horse (Forbidden Tarot)

  • By: Patricia Simpson
  • Narrated by: Patricia Merry
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Back country guide Jack Hughes has a problem. He has been hired by a software billionaire and his beautiful fiancée, Claire Coulter, to find a legendary fountain-of-youth in the California wilderness. Much to Jack's consternation, he discovers Claire can read the minds of animals simply by touching them. Jack can't allow her to touch him or even get close, for fear that she will discover his well-protected secret.Yet, the deeper into the California wilderness they travel and the more dangers they face, the more Jack finds himself yearning for Claire's special touch and a whole lot more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unusual storyline for paranormal romance

  • By S. H. Shearouse on 11-03-15

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

Reviewed: 09-06-15

This was a fun interesting paranormal romance. the author ties in paranormal ideas with native American mystery, Egyptian artifacts and wilderness adventure. there are no steemy sex sceens but a well developed romance. I just wish the persons who choose the readers think more about the production. the reader for this book read well for all the voices except the Hero Jack... so sad and lacking. Jack is described as a 6ft rugged cowboy in his 30's with a deep rumbling voice..... so why whenever Jack speaks he sounds like a 13 year old boy. when I heard the reader's voice for Jack I almost deleted the book. production people please get a man to read the voice of men don't spoil the book.

  • Lady of Heaven

  • By: Kathryn Le Veque
  • Narrated by: Brian J. Gill
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Morgan Sherburn is a cop from Los Angeles who, while cleaning out her family's English manor house after the death of her great-grandfather, stumbles across her great-grandmother's journal from her trip to Egypt back in the 1920s. Morgan has been told that her great-grandmother died in Egypt of a fever, but she comes to discover, in the pages of the journal, that her great-grandmother may have been murdered because of a mysterious papyrus, called the Lady of Heaven papyrus, which is still in the family's possession.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I really enjoyed this book!!

  • By Heather on 07-09-15

Best book I've read and listen to in a long time.

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

Reviewed: 07-05-15

In this book Kathryn Le Veque manages to create a brilliant story of adventures from England to Egyptian ruins, mysteries to solve, suspense to keep you turning the pages, steamy romance unsuspected twists and humor to cap it off. The characters are well developed and the heroin is a beautiful, smart gun wheel ding woman. The hero is a genius Egyptologist. What made this book one of the best I have listened to for a very long time is the outstanding talent of the narrator Brian J. Gill. WOW! His ability to create voices of young American woman, older American woman, and huge British man to Egyptian English accents was absolutely amazing. If narrators could get an Oscar, Brian Gill would have many I will be reading more books by this author and books read by the narrator. Lady of Heaven was well worth my time and money.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Navy SEAL's E-Mail Order Bride

  • By: Cora Seton
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Livingston
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422

Mason Hall, Navy SEAL, knows all about difficult assignments, but his current mission is one for the record books. Not only must he find a wife - and get her pregnant - or forfeit the ranch his family has prized for generations, he must also convince his three brothers to marry, too - before the year is up. Who knew one city girl and three wayward brothers could put up such a fight?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cora Seton's Chance Creek series delivers again!

  • By Marina on 12-06-14

good romance poor reader

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

Reviewed: 04-19-15

Would you try another book from Cora Seton and/or Cassandra Livingston?

This was my first book by Cora Seton and i enjoyed her story and character's relationship. Seton has a good mix of features that make up a romance, humor, character building, some steamy parts and tention. no i would not listen to Cassandra Livingston again... she is unable to carry out any type of male voice.

What other book might you compare The Navy SEAL's E-Mail Order Bride to and why?

na

How could the performance have been better?

1. Seton's books should be read by a male who fits the discriptions of the brothers - big tough guys with deep voices in their 20's. 2. perhaps the production should be done by a male and female reader.

What would have made this romance irresistible?

I liked it and if all the elements were correct including the right narrator it would have been irresistible..

Any additional comments?

Seton has a nice romance series but the poor choice of narrators have not done justice to her books. i have listen to the audio clips in the next 2 books and read the reviews and again the narrators have been ranked poor for this series. i have changed my mind and will not be purchasing the next books in this series.

  • Slade

  • New Species, Book 2
  • By: Laurann Dohner
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Chambers
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,826
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,698
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,697

Dr. Trisha Norbit is flat on her back in a hospital bed, pinned under a really big New Species male. Though drugged out of his mind, he promises her ecstasy and is determined to deliver - but hospital staff intervenes. 215 is a man Trisha will never forget. But, when she meets him again at Homeland... he doesn’t even remember her! But, when her life is in danger, he’s the only one who can save her. As they flee through the wilderness, their desire ignites and cannot be denied. Hot sex, on the run, has consequences that are even more dangerous and will change their lives forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Addictive Series!

  • By Cheri on 02-27-16

ative series

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

Reviewed: 07-08-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Slade to be better than the print version?

I have only listened to the audio ... cannot compare

What other book might you compare Slade to and why?

not sure

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The new species males are should have a far deeper voices get a man to read the male parts.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

sometimes it made me chuckle.

Any additional comments?

This is my first book in the series and I liked it accept for the narrator. this book series needs to be read by a man with a deep voice. there are more male characters in the book than women poor choice to have a woman reader. I had to skip ahead as the voice was too child/teen like.

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