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  • Wait for It

  • By: Mariana Zapata
  • Narrated by: Callie Dalton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,469
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,472

If anyone ever said being an adult was easy, they hadn't been one long enough. Diana Casillas can admit it: she doesn't know what the hell she's doing half the time. How she's made it through the last two years of her life without killing anyone is nothing short of a miracle. Being a grown-up wasn't supposed to be so hard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Makes you cry and laugh at the same time

  • By Vida on 03-12-17

same family as Kulti

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

For me, Mariana Zapata has been a lovely discovery as a great author. She creates really interesting conflict between main characters and the secondary characters are fun. The kids in this one are fantastic, and I am not even a parent. The people from the book Kulti make an appearance, because they're extended family. A very enjoyable book!

  • Fashionably Dead

  • By: Robyn Peterman
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,899
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,753
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,750

Vampyres don't exist. They absolutely do not exist. At least I didn't think they did 'til I tried to quit smoking and ended up Undead. Who in the hell did I screw over in a former life that my getting healthy equates with dead? Now I'm a Vampyre. Yes, we exist whether we want to or not. However, I have to admit, the perks aren't bad. My girls no longer jiggle, my ass is higher than a kite, and the latest Prada keeps finding its way to my wardrobe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ridiculously Funny!

  • By Cheri on 02-16-16

Great story with mediocre narration

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

Reviewed: 03-14-18

Any narrator who can't pronounce mischievous is going to get a max 3 stars, and she doesn't do much to differentiate male voices from one another.

Therefore a great story with LOTS of characters is difficult to keep up with in audio form. Really fun plot and interesting storyline. I'll listen to this book again and look forward to more in the series.

There is explicit sex; if that bothers you... or not.

  • Etiquette & Espionage

  • Finishing School, Book 1
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,946
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,686
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,695

Fourteen-year old Sophronia is the bane of her mother's existence. More interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper etiquette at tea - and god forbid anyone see her atrocious curtsy - Mrs. Temminnick is desperate her daughter become a proper lady. She enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

But little do Sophronia or her mother know that this is a school where ingenious young girls learn to finish all right - but it's a different kind of finishing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Light, Fun YA Steampunk Novel

  • By Rebecca on 02-11-13

delightful characters and story

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

A wonderful historical with teen main characters, but I enjoyed it very much as an adult. Will be reading more in the series. So glad I discovered this author recently.

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  • Soulless

  • An Alexia Tarabotti Novel
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Emily Gray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,918
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,967
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,998

Victorian romance mixes seamlessly with elegant prose and biting wit—and werewolves—in Gail Carriger’s delightful debut novel. Soulless introduces Alexia Tarabotti, a parasol-wielding Londoner getting dangerously close to spinster status. But there are more important things than finding a husband. For Alexia was born without a soul, giving her the ability to render any vampire or werewolf completely powerless.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amelia Peabody has competition

  • By Pamela I Greene on 07-22-10

Charming story with unique characters

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

Reviewed: 02-19-18

This story has an originality to its plot which reminds me of Darynda Jones' First Grave book. Delightful historical setting with a strong female lead, during a time when women were NOT rewarded for strength of any kind.

There is some unsavory scientific experimentation, if you don't want to read/hear about conscienceless human behavior.

  • Journeyman's Ride

  • By: Marie Harte
  • Narrated by: Priscilla Carson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30

Miranda is duty-bound to journey across the Damned Plains to rescue the Princess of York. Her selfish cousin doesn't deserve her help, but the mission offers an opportunity to escape the smothering confines of life as an indentured companion to a spoiled princess. Danner is a journeyman, a traveler with an extraordinary gift: the ability to withstand the deadly lightning bolts sent by moody gods. Drawn by her lush beauty, he agrees to guide Miranda across the Plains if she'll let him explore her body each night.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • False Advertisement

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 05-22-12

A decent fantasy story

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

Reviewed: 02-18-18

This is a fantasy, with gods such as Odin playing with human lives. I enjoyed it, although if you don't want a graphic sex scene skip this title. The narration is decent.

Not similar to other books by this author, and if I had known that I wouldn't have made the purchase. But I got it on a sale, so for less than the cost of going to the movie theatre...

  • Mystery Writers of America Presents The Mystery Box

  • By: Brad Meltzer (editor)
  • Narrated by: William Dufris, Karen White, Simon Vance, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 455
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 395

With this anthology, best-selling author Brad Meltzer introduces 21 original stories from today’s most prominent mystery writers. In Laura Lippman’s "Waco 1982", a young reporter stuck with a seemingly mundane assignment on lost-and-found boxes unwittingly discovers a dark crime. In Joseph Finder’s "Heirloom", a scheming neighbor frightens the new couple on the block with an unnerving tale of buried treasure. In R. L. Stine’s "High Stakes", a man on his honeymoon gets drawn into a bizarre bet involving a coffin, a bet he may pay for with his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting box stories

  • By Susan on 08-18-15

1 decent sci-fi story and 20 total crap

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

Seriously, I listened to every story and it was hours of boredom, during which I wondered several things. Why are most/almost all of these stories set between the 1790s and 1982? How are these people earning an income, because it sure as hell isn't from writing anything I want to read.

Would I return this book if I'd paid a whole credit for it? YES!

Why do audiobook recording studios have so few candidates to choose from when hiring narrators that a woman who can't pronounce the French word petit is narrating the story set in France? How do you write a mind-numbingly boring story set on France?

How do you write such a craptastic story that Simon Vance's narrating can't make it a worthy listening experience?

Oh well, I hoped I would find a new author to explore. I didn't. The interesting story was more X-Files Sci Fi than having any mystery element. There was another story which was absolutely stolen from a Star Trek movie and contained no mystery at all. Several stories didn't ever mention a box; all were supposed to be about a box... it's called a theme element, so the stories make a collection based on a theme.

  • To Catch a Killer

  • By: Sheryl Scarborough
  • Narrated by: Christy Romano
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 279

Erin Blake has one of those names. A name that, like Natalee Holloway or Elizabeth Smart, is inextricably linked to a grisly crime. As a toddler, Erin survived for three days alongside the corpse of her murdered mother, and the case - which remains unsolved - fascinated a nation. Her father's identity unknown, Erin was taken in by her mother's best friend and has become a relatively normal teen in spite of the looming questions about her past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Characters with Fantastic Forensic Details

  • By Beverley on 02-07-17

Excellent book

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

Reviewed: 02-14-18

It reminds me a little of Veronica Mars, and also a teen series by Darynda Jones in the rich character development. Good plot and a couple twists that kept me guessing about the culprit. The narrator is good, but not great. Nothing in her voice detracts from the story, she just doesn't vary her tone for different characters. Very glad I made this purchase!

  • Built for Power

  • Women of Power, Book 2
  • By: Kathleen Brooks
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

Bree Simpson has her dream job at the family company. However, recent events have turned that dream into a nightmare. Bree has learned to tolerate a lot as one of the few women in an executive position in the construction industry. But when the normal bullying tactics turn aggressive and threaten her project in Atlanta, Bree decides to go on the offensive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended

  • By Peni A on 03-04-18

disappointing after an interesting preview

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

Reviewed: 04-07-16

I really like Kathleen Brooks, and own many volumes of the two Blue Grass series. I enjoy this family overall and was disappointed in the daughter who served as main character in this book. She wasn't decisive enough for the career field and position she's supposedly in.

I don't think Ms. Brooks had a real life role model from which to build this character in a believable way, and/or she's not doing enough research when she departs from small town Americana POV (the kind used in the Blue Grass books). It's been obvious for some time which person is going to end up with the brother, so the character build up for book four that one gets in this book is unnecessary to read.

I was disappointed enough in books two and three that at this time I've never purchased the fourth book to see how it ends.

  • Just One Night

  • By: Kyra Davis
  • Narrated by: Grace Grant
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 535
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 493
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 490

In this New York Times best-selling erotic trilogy, a buttoned-up businesswoman takes her friend's advice and has a fling with a stranger on a trip to Vegas - only to find herself under his mysterious, sexy power both in the boardroom and the bedroom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Wife and I just Listened

  • By Jabber Williams on 06-06-13

Worst book by far from this author

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

Reviewed: 04-07-16

This is just an awful book. I listened for an hour and a half and I didn't care at all about any of the characters and nothing interesting had happened. It was unthinkable to consider wasting more hours of my life on this book. I've read all the Sophie Katz books and they're laugh out loud funny, and this book was written either very early in her career (when she hadn't developed any of her talent) or during a deep depression in winter in northern Alaska.

I refuse to judge the narrator for her inability to make this book interesting, so I've given her the middle rating to remain neutral.

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  • The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant

  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,829
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,829

Timid, socially awkward, and plagued by self-esteem issues, Fred has never been the adventurous sort. One fateful night - different from the night he died, which was more inconvenient than fateful - Fred reconnects with an old friend at his high school reunion. This rekindled relationship sets off a chain of events thrusting him right into the chaos of the parahuman world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Stories are great, not crazy about the format

  • By Sugarpucker on 08-10-15

a fun look at a self-admitted boring vampire

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

Reviewed: 04-07-16

This is a fun book, although not scintillating by any means. The narrator wasn't bad, but there is nothing noteworthy in the performance. I only read a couple of authors in this genre and this was a lighter look at vampires, and sort of a short story feel. The book continues to tell the story of the two same main characters, but each "scenario" of several chapters starts with a different setting and updated aspects to their personal relationship. It's a style I like and have not read a lot, as far as I can recall.