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Cherokee, N.C., United States
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  • Unbound Deathlord, Book 1
  • By: Edward Castle
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,393
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,176

When virtual reality becomes real enough that people feel as if they're being transported to another world, Valia Online arrives. A man running from his past joins the game to forget it all. Calling himself Jack Thorn, he chooses an undead race, Deathlord. A mage by choice, and a swordsman by necessity, he soon finds out that he'll need to use much more than magic and steel to survive; strategy, creativity, and carefully chosen words can often accomplish what simple attacks can't.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A protagonist so bad it might be funny.

  • By Josh on 11-19-18

very different storytelling

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

Reviewed: 12-26-18

I really enjoy the book. the only issue I have about it is the continuous waste of storytime to tell me stats.

  • Venom in the Veins

  • By: Jennifer Estep
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344

It was supposed to be a nice, quiet, simple dinner with friends - but nothing is ever nice, quiet, or simple when you’re Gin Blanco, the Spider, notorious assassin and current queen of the Ashland underworld. This time around, someone seems to be targeting Stuart Mosley, the president of First Trust bank. Lots of people have grudges against Mosley, but the more I investigate, the more Mosley’s problems seem to be connected to some of my own, especially when it comes to the Circle, the evil, shadowy group that is secretly responsible for much of the crime and corruption in Ashland. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • cliche

  • By carol on 10-09-18

cliche

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

The problem with her books is there starting to sound like reruns. also the brother likes to keep dredging up the past like it can keep being relevant. how many times can somebody that died in the first book keep coming up 10 books later?

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Keystone

  • Crossbreed Series, Book 1
  • By: Dannika Dark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,054
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,811
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,794

When the road forks, how do you know which path is the right one? Raven Black hunts evildoers for fun, but her vigilante justice isn't the only reason she's hiding from the law. Half vampire, half mage, she's spent years living as a rogue to stay alive. When a Russian shifter offers her a job in his covert organization hunting outlaws, dignity and a respectable career are finally within her grasp.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • And she did it again! Another fantastic book.

  • By Gracie on 02-08-17

cliche start

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

Reviewed: 10-12-17

it seems like all the books are just starting off with everything is Supernatural but nobody knows it. There is so much room to bring in more story if they bring things to light slowly.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Trickery

  • Curse of the Gods, Book 1
  • By: Jaymin Eve, Jane Washington
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,914
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,908

In Minatsol, being a dweller means that you are literally no better than dirt. In fact, dirt might actually be more useful than Willa. Her life will be one of servitude to the sols, the magic-blessed beings who could one day be chosen to become gods. At least her outer village is far removed from the cities of the sols, and she won't ever be forced to present herself to them... Until one small mistake changes everything, and Willa is awarded a position to serve at Blesswood, the top sol academy in the world - a position that she definitely did not earn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WHAT WAS THAT!!!!

  • By Sarah on 06-27-17

ground floor from our books

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

Reviewed: 06-16-17

This book feels like it's solely written to start a series. It's pretty much background for new books. The lead character seems ditzy, made very reliant on the men in the book.

  • The Magician

  • The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Book 2
  • By: Michael Scott
  • Narrated by: Erik Singer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,835
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,844

After fleeing Ojai, Nicholas, Sophie, Josh, and Scatty emerge in Paris, the City of Lights. Home of Nicholas Flamel. Perenell is still locked up back in Alcatraz and Paris is teeming with enemies. Niccolò Machiavelli, immortal author and art collector, is after them, and time is running. For every day spent without the Book of Abraham the Mage, they age one year, their magic becoming weaker and their bodies more frail. For Flamel, the Prophecy is becoming more and more clear.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • recommended though narrator was switched

  • By Robert G. on 03-28-10

the Voices but me.

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

Reviewed: 04-05-17

I don't have a problem with the readers voice period just the choice of voices he used for a few of the characters. he had Aries sounding like some dork!

  • Curse on the Land

  • Soulwood, Book 2
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,269
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,119

Before Nell Ingram met skinwalker Jane Yellowrock, she had no one to rely on, finding strength only in her arcane connection to the dark woods around her. But now she has friends in the newly formed PsyLED team to keep her grounded - even if being part of the agency responsible for policing paranormals comes with dangers of its own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By The Mays on 11-13-16

too many initials

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

Reviewed: 02-07-17

The book just feels like it's bragging then telling a story. Letting me know the initials of all these different branches of government and a lot more filler contact I guess to make the book longer.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Unleashing

  • Call of Crows, Book 1
  • By: Shelly Laurenston
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,308
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,300

Kera Watson never expected to face death behind a Los Angeles coffee shop. Not after surviving two tours lugging an M16 around the Middle East. If it wasn't for her hot Viking customer showing up too late to help, nobody would even have seen her die. In uncountable years of service to the Allfather Odin, Ludvig "Vig" Rundstrom has never seen anyone kick ass with quite as much style as Kera.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good start to the series :D

  • By Malinda on 08-06-15

The attitude doesn't make sense

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

Reviewed: 01-18-17

their supposed to be a bunch of people with powers and are older. But it sounds like a bunch of teenagers.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Debt

  • Chicagoland Vampires, Book 11
  • By: Chloe Neill
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,061
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 975
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 972

When a figure from Ethan's dark past makes a splashy debut in Chicago, Merit and her master don't know whether he's friend or foe. But they'll have to figure it out soon because trouble is brewing in the Windy City. At an exclusive society soirée attended by the upper echelons of the human and supernatural worlds, Merit and Ethan barely stop the assassination of a guest. When the target turns out to be a shady businessman with a criminal edge, Merit suspects a human vendetta. But the assassins have fangs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this Series,

  • By Deborah E. Alexander on 06-17-15

Good but cliche.

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

Reviewed: 06-13-16

First about the reader, I always have to speed up her voice to enjoy the book. The storyline is getting very cliche and repetitive. To the point I always feel like I've heard this part before somewhere else.

  • Immortals

  • Runes, Book Two
  • By: Ednah Walters
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Terry
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402

Raine finally knows that her gorgeous neighbor, Torin St. James, is a legend straight out of Norse mythology and that her feelings for him are strong. Torin is crazy about Raine, too, breaking the one rule he lives by: Never fall for a mortal. The problem is, he no longer remembers her, his memories erased by Norns - Norse destiny deities - to punish her for defying them. So Raine comes up with a plan.... She will make Torin forget his one rule a second time and fall in love with her all over again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but very young

  • By Sarah on 02-29-16

change the speed to 1.25

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

Reviewed: 02-06-16

I enjoyed the narrator more after I change the speed to 1.25. hope that helps.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Runes

  • By: Ednah Walters
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Terry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 573
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524

Seventeen-year-old Raine Cooper has enough on her plate dealing with her father's disappearance, her mother's erratic behavior, and the possibility of her boyfriend relocating. The last thing she needs is Torin St. James - a mysterious new neighbor with a wicked smile and uncanny way of reading her. Raine is drawn to Torin's dark sexiness against her better judgment, until he saves her life with weird marks, and she realizes he is different. But by healing her, Torin changes something inside Raine.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A good read.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 02-02-16

it was ok for a first book.

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

Reviewed: 02-03-16

I feel the narrator could have done a better job. The story itself was a little cliche. The book even refers to where they got the idea for the couple and the relationship. the only difference between the story they copied it from what's the two boys were not brothers.