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  • Savage

  • The Awakening of Lizzie Danton
  • By: L.A. Fiore
  • Narrated by: Tracy Marks, Aaron Shedlock
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,012
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 938
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 936

They call him a monster. Pale blue eyes as cold as ice that see right through you. He’s hard. He’s damaged. He’s dangerous. He lives in a castle fit for a fairy tale, but he’s no prince. He’s savage. He’s brutal. He’s a killer. By an act of fate, our worlds collide.They call him a monster, but he is my salvation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Savage

  • By blue_river @AudiobookObsession on 11-30-17

The story is good

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

There are many inconsistencies in the plot. Nothing major, but enough to make you stop and rethink what happened earlier.

  • Obsession

  • Faces of Evil Series, Book 1
  • By: Debra Webb
  • Narrated by: Carol Schneider
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

Special Agent Jess Harris has spent more than a decade studying the many faces of evil. In her determination to stop a serial killer, she broke the rules, and it cost her everything. With her career in need of resuscitation and her love life dead and buried, Jess jumps at a chance to advise on a case that has the top detectives of Birmingham, Alabama, stumped. But the case forces her to confront all the reasons she put her hometown-and her first love-in her rearview mirror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great find!

  • By J and M on 07-27-17

Well, maybe it's just because I'm from Alabama

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

The narrator, as well as the author have both resorted to the same, tired, old stereotype that all southerners act and sound like complete idiots. Even the main character is so disdainful of her background that returning to her hometown to help the moronic police force there solve a case that is so difficult for them that they cannot seem to fathom that there might be a motive in the case, seems too out of place as to not be believable. She would never have come back.

  • Crosstalk

  • By: Connie Willis
  • Narrated by: Mia Barron
  • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 742
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 685

In a not-too-distant future, a simple outpatient procedure that has been promised to increase empathy between romantic partners has become all the rage. So when Briddey Flannigan's fiancé proposes that he and Briddey undergo the procedure, she is delighted! Only, the results aren't quite as expected. Instead of gaining an increased empathetic link with her fiancé, Briddey finds herself hearing the actual thoughts of one of the nerdiest techs in her office. And that's the least of her problems.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Learn when to say no

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-21-17

I love Connie Willis' books!

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

Crosstalk is up to the high standards of Connie Willis' other novels, you won't be disappointed! There is no time travel here, but there is plenty of mind-reading fun! If you think it would be cool to be able to read the minds of everyone you come across, think again! The hero and heroine have to out-wit everyone, and sometimes each other, to save the world from certain disaster!

  • Letters from the Dead

  • Jefferson Tayte Genealogical Mystery
  • By: Steve Robinson
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

When genealogist Jefferson Tayte is hired to prove the identity of a black sheep in his client’s family tree, he unwillingly finds himself drawn into a murder investigation with nothing more to go on than a 150-year-old letter and a connection to a legendary ruby that has been missing for generations. As more letters are mysteriously left for him, Tayte becomes immersed in a centuries-old tale of greed, murder and forbidden love that takes his research from the wilds of the Scottish Highlands to the colour and heat of colonial India. A dark secret is buried in Jaipur. But why is it having such deadly repercussions in the present? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another hit!

  • By laura on 09-03-18

Another hit!

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

Once again, Steve Robinson has held my attention for nearly 10 hours! I always hate starting one of his books, because I know that when I do, it will soon be over! I was thrilled to find that Jefferson Tayte is still on the job and using his unique knowledge and skills to solve the crime and save the day! Letters from the Dead is well written, smart and entertaining! Highly recommended!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Collecting the Pieces

  • By: L. A. Fiore
  • Narrated by: Tracy Marks, Aaron Shedlock
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474

At fifteen I fell in love. His name was Jake Stephens and he took the abandoned, lonely girl I had been and made me whole. His love was a pure and unconditional love that made every day better than the last; a fairy tale of my very own. But this story isn't about Jake. It's about Abel Madden; the man I meet after the fairy tale goes to hell. A cocky, arrogant man who says what he wants, does as he pleases, and makes no excuses for it. He irritates me--downright pisses me off at times--but he also brings me back to life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous book that made me cry

  • By Kimberly Smith on 12-18-17

Storyline is good

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

I'm enjoying the story, but the grammar is so bad, I don't think I can finish the book. Improper sentence structure gets on my nerves and takes me out of the story, which makes listening hard. Too bad. I'd like to find out how it ends.

  • Magpie Murders

  • A Novel
  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Samantha Bond, Allan Corduner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,829
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,271

When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. After working with the best-selling crime writer for years, she's intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pünd, who solves mysteries disturbing sleepy English villages. An homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alan's traditional formula has proved hugely successful.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A British Whodunit

  • By Sara on 07-24-17

Excellent!!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I love a good mystery, and this is a good mystery. It is really like nothing I've ever read, a mystery within a mystery! It keeps you guessing, I didn't have it figured out until near the end. I like that much better than when you know who the bad guy is all along. Excellent writing as well as narration! 5 stars all around!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cocky Roomie: Jake Cocker: Cocker Brothers

  • The Cocky Series, Book 1
  • By: Faleena Hopkins
  • Narrated by: Faleena Hopkins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422

In Atlanta, Georgia, the Cocker Brothers have certainly earned their nickname - The Cocky Brothers. Their daddy taught them to be real men. They have one thing in common: arrogance. Jake Cocker's younger brother Jeremy has just enlisted in the Marines, leaving him without a roommate. Jake wasn't aiming to live with a woman, but when a curvy, newly single, smart-ass who's at the end of her rope answers his ad, he changes his mind right quick, but mostly out of pity. Is Drew Charles different enough to tame a wild heart like Jake's?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OH MY GOD!!! FRIST IMPRESSIONS ARE AWESOME

  • By I HATE THIS NEW LOOK on 09-24-16

Nah

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

Reviewed: 05-05-18

Wish I hadn't wasted my time. It's trite, predictable and shallow. I didn't realize it was narrated by the author or that would have been enough reason to give it a pass, I learned that lesson long ago, but now I have the opportunity to not spend any more money or waste any more time on this author.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Greatshadow

  • The Dragon Apocalypse, Book 1
  • By: James Maxey
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

After stealing a priceless relic from the Church of the Book, Infidel is the world’s most infamous mercenary. Now she’s got her eyes on a new prize, the fabled treasure trove of the dragon Greatshadow. Joining forces with a band of dangerous rogues, can she survive her own allies long enough to face the dragon?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you enjoy fantasy at its best, this is a must

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 08-08-17

Most enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 08-30-17

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is my favorite genre, so I am happy that I can give a good review. I truly enjoyed listening to this book! Who doesn't like magic and mayhem! I can honestly say this book is like no other I have read. While it follows a basic guideline for fantasy, it does so with an imaginative twist that I have never run across before. The characters are well written and well rounded, the world is complete and easy to navigate and the narration is excellent.

I am eagerly awaiting the next installment!

  • A Building Passion

  • DIY, Book 1
  • By: Sandra Kyle
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Vanessa moves to Savannah to pick up the pieces of her once very certain existence after her fiancé cheats on her. An independent and self-sufficient accountant, Vanessa also has a knack for DIY. When she purchases a ramshackle property in need of repair, she crosses paths with Daniel, a sexy and skillful carpenter. Daniel is a ladies' man who plays the field and has his own romantic issues to conquer. As Vanessa embarks on a journey to embrace her new community and rehab her new home, she enlists Daniel's help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Passion Builds in an Easy to Love Romance

  • By Daniella Williams on 08-05-17

Average book

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

Reviewed: 08-30-17

Everything about this book was average, average characters, average plot, average writing. It wasn't really good, but it wasn't bad either. It wouldn't have taken much to make it above average, so I will continue with this author in hopes of excellence.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Beast

  • Twisted Ever After, Book 1
  • By: A. Zavarelli
  • Narrated by: Tracy Marks
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 305

Once upon a time, I believed in fairytales. But then he took me. And he taught me that life isn't a fairytale. He is scarred. Broken. A dark and wild thing. His beauty is violent and his words are cruel. His heart is a shadowed landscape where nothing can grow. He tells me he could never care for me, and he proves it every day.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me!!!!

  • By Sunshine on 07-22-17

One of my favorite authors

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

Reviewed: 08-30-17

This book, while good, was not one of my favorites by this author. It stretched the imagination more than most of hers do, but it was still worth a listen. The narration was excellent, and the writing style and mechanics are as well. I will absolutely listen to this author again, but will not put this title in my top 5 by her.