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Lansdale, PA, United States
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  • Burn

  • Dark in You Series, Book 1
  • By: Suzanne Wright
  • Narrated by: Cat Doucette
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,124
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,048
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048

Part of a small demon lair in Las Vegas, tattooist Harper Wallis lives a pretty simple life. That changes overnight when she discovers that her psychic mate, or "anchor", is a guy who's rumored to be the most powerful demon in existence. Compelling, full of secrets, and armed with raw sexuality, Knox Thorne is determined to claim her as his anchor, creating a psychic bond that will prevent their inner demons from ever turning rogue. The billionaire also wants Harper in his bed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • love the story but not the narrator

  • By Megan on 05-24-17

Too much

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

Reviewed: 06-27-18

I have enjoyed Suzanne Wright’s other series. I was really hoping for another good set of books to follow. While her other books had their share of fiery sex scenes, this book is over the top. I think if all the sex was removed you’d be left with a quarter of the length for the actual story. The narrator drove me a little crazy as well. Her voice has a significant whine to it, especially with the main character. Overall the story wasn’t bad, and I came to like the characters. But the other issues will stop me from pursuing more of the series.

  • Fashionably Fanged

  • The Hot Damned Series, Book 8
  • By: Robyn Peterman
  • Narrated by: Audrey Lusk
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 430
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401

My name is Venus. I'm a 200-year old killing machine and I'm trading in my daggers and sword for a sparkly dress and an obscene swimsuit. Tiny strips of Lycra are not my typical battle wear, but when in Oklahoma... Armed with a fairly decent attitude, two debatably heterosexual insane old ladies, a woman I'd wanted to kill less than eight hours ago, and the possible love of my undead life, I'm in over my head with this. Of course I have no clue what this is going to entail, but that's never stopped me before.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Worst Narrator Ever

  • By Nicole on 07-27-17

Can’t get past the narrator

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

I have loved all the books in this series, except this one. I can’t say if I like it or not. I can’t get through the horrible narration to find out. I have listened to many hundreds of Audiobooks, this is the first absolutely intolerable voice I have heard.

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  • Bloodfire

  • Blood Destiny, Book 1
  • By: Helen Harper
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,893
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,739
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,741

Mack might be, to all intents and purposes, a normal looking human, but she lives with a pack of shapeshifters in Cornwall in rural England after being dumped there by her mother when she was just a young child. She desperately wants to be accepted by her surrogate family, not least because a lot of them hate her for merely being human, but for some reason her blood just won't allow the transformation to occur.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely narrator. Downer of a story.

  • By Uma on 02-12-15

Wish I knew of thi book sooner

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

Reviewed: 08-14-14

I came across this book based on the Audible recommendation. I am glad I did. I love paranormal romance, scifi, and steampunk. This book has an "Outlander" feel, but more fast-paced. The characters are well-presented, although little back-story is offered. This can be both bad (shallow, superficial characters) and good (not bogged down by needless description.) I am looking forward to the next in the series.

  • My Life as a White Trash Zombie

  • By: Diana Rowland
  • Narrated by: Allison McLemore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,995
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,640
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,646

Teenage delinquent Angel Crawford lives with her redneck father in the swamps of southern Louisiana. She's a high school dropout, addicted to drugs and alcohol, and has a police record a mile long. But when she's made into a zombie after a car crash, her addictions disappear, except for her all-consuming need to stay "alive".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly "brainy"

  • By Tango on 08-03-13

Pretty good read

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

Reviewed: 07-14-13

This is an interesting take on zombies. A story in which the zombie can live amongst humans without them knowing, as in many vampire novels. I like how the main character grows up a lot in the book, taking responsibility for her actions and using a bad history as a jump off point to make something of herself. All that being said, I found the book to be a bit slow and choppy in parts. Perhaps it is simply due to the need for character development, as s common in a lot of firsts in series. I did enjoy the mystery-type story in the book and hope it persists in the next. I will give the next one a try, I did enjoy the narrator and she makes it worth while to give the next one a go.

  • Sex and the Single Vampire

  • By: Katie MacAlister
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245

It's not easy finding love when you're nine hundred years old . . . And undead Romance novelist Christian Dante is sexy and arrogant, a true alpha male. He's also a Dark One (aka vampire), doomed to spend eternity cruising the singles scene in search of the one woman who can redeem his soul. But finally he's found the love that Fate has chosen for him. Too bad she sees dead people and likes to play with demons.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not at all like her previous works!

  • By Barbara on 02-14-13

A fun listen

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

Reviewed: 06-27-13

I argued with myself over 4 or 5 stars for this one. The story is a bit hokey at times, and feels like riding over a gravel road without shocks at time. For all that, I think that's why I ended up loving it. The storyline is light and very funny, and dare I say, cute. There are vampires galore, although you aren't sure who the real one is at first. I'm not sure the main love interest would survive all the difficulties in real life, but that is true of most fiction. The subsequent books in the series are even better, so at least listen to get to those! And if you like steamy sex scenes, you'll enjoy these quite a lot, adding a nice bit of humor to the mix as well. Enjoy!

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  • Clockwork Angel

  • The Infernal Devices, Book 1
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ehle
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,518
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,567

When 16-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A great listen but...

  • By Ariel on 09-29-10

A good listen

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

Reviewed: 06-27-13

I like Casandra Clare as an author, but I don't love her. This book, like her others, is a slow start. I understand that new characters require development, but she drags it out more than necessary and tries too hard to leave an air of mystery about them. There were a few moments in this book I was tempted to stop listening due to lulls in the story. I am glad I persisted, as the storyline is unique and was a good mystery on top of it. It does involve vampires and other immortal beings, but they aren't the main focus, rather the group of angel descendants responsible for guarding humans from all of those nasties are the focus. Overall worth the listen, but expect some slow spots. Hopefully the second one rolls more smoothly since most characters should be known.

  • Nightshade

  • By: Andrea Cremer
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 411
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 293

Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she'll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But when she violates her masters' laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to Finsh

  • By Kindle Customer on 12-08-12

Stick this one out for the series

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

Reviewed: 08-09-12

I bought all three of these books at once, something I rarely do. That is the only reason I stuck out this first book. The first 2/3 of the book is repetitious and full of teenage angst that drove me crazy. The storyline is original, but the explanations about what is happening is revealed too slowly, only coming together the last third of the book. With that said, the last third is good enough to almost redeem the first parts, and the next book does an even better job of making the story into an enjoyable experience.
The story is a unique portrayal of werewolves, or Guardians, having been created as protectors of important relics. The are ruled by Keepers, which Guardians think are the good guys. An internal conflict arises when their actions are questioned by a Guardian and a new-comer. Decisions have to be made and not just orders being followed.

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  • Wolfsbane: A Nightshade Novel

  • By: Andrea Cremer
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 243

When Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemies, she’s certain her days are numbered. But then the Searchers make her an offer - one that gives her the chance to destroy her former masters and save the pack - and the man - she left behind. Is Ren worth the price of her freedom? And will Shay stand by her side no matter what? Now in control of her own destiny, Calla must decide which battles are worth fighting and how many trials true love can endure and still survive.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • **** Series Spoilers *****

  • By Darlene on 05-31-12

Original take on werewolves

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

Reviewed: 08-09-12

This book is redeeming to the first. Jumping into this book is a refreshing change from the tedious teenage angst of the first book. A different set of characters in this book in the form of Searchers, those the Guardian werewolves believed were the enemy, are more lively and less conflicted about everything. They are preparing to fight the Keepers, those that made the Guardians, to drown out black magic and give the Guardians their freedom. The characters are lively. The plot is a bit predictable at times, but enjoyable all the same.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Storm Born

  • Dark Swan, Book 1
  • By: Richelle Mead
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,513
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,129
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,136

Eugenie Markham is a powerful shaman who does a brisk trade banishing spirits and fey who cross into the mortal world. Mercenary, yes, but a girl's got to eat. Her most recent case, however, is enough to ruin her appetite. Hired to find a teenager who has been taken to the Otherworld, Eugenie comes face to face with a startling prophecy - one that uncovers dark secrets about her past and claims that Eugenie's first-born will threaten the future of the world as she knows it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely not one of Mead's best books

  • By Karissa Eckert on 07-29-13

Not like her others, in a good way

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

Reviewed: 07-29-12

This book is not about pescy teenage angst like the Vampire Academy books (which I enjoyed, for the record.) This is a grownup book for sure, with sexy scenes and themes to go with. Those scenes are hot yet tasteful. I like the storyline and list of characters, being a new twist on the fey and their culture and the Other World. The lead character is a strong woman, that struggles with wanting to dominate and be dominated, personally and in all areas of her life. The outline of the story's basics remind me of The Hollows/Rachel Morgan books by Kim Harrison, another fantasy series I enjoy. I hope the good writing and interesting storyline continue I the next books.

  • Jeneration X

  • One Reluctant Adult's Attempt to Unarrest Her Arrested Development; Or, Why It's Never Too Late for Her Dumb Ass to Learn Why Froot Loops Are Not for Dinner
  • By: Jen Lancaster
  • Narrated by: Jen Lancaster
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 229

In Such a Pretty Fat, Jen Lancaster learned how to come to terms with her body. In My Fair Lazy, she expanded her mind. Now, the New York Times best-selling author gives herself - and her generation - a kick in the X, by facing her greatest challenge to date: acting her age. Jen is finally ready to put away childish things (except her Barbie Styling Head, of course) and embrace the investment-making, mortgage-carrying, life insurance-having adult she's become.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jen Lancaster does it again!

  • By T. Snyder on 05-20-12
  • Jeneration X
  • One Reluctant Adult's Attempt to Unarrest Her Arrested Development; Or, Why It's Never Too Late for Her Dumb Ass to Learn Why Froot Loops Are Not for Dinner
  • By: Jen Lancaster
  • Narrated by: Jen Lancaster

Loved, loved, loved it!

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

Reviewed: 05-31-12

I was so excited that another Jen Lancaster book was out, I got it as soon as I could, and boy was I not disappointed! And as bonus, the author herself reads it! As with all her other books, I found myself laughing aloud, at times to the point of tears. I love her wit and humor and strong personality. Whether you've read other books or not, you have to read this (although, really, they all deserve to be read!)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful