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  • Fae Hunter

  • The Soulstealer Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Nicolette Reed
  • Narrated by: S. A. Archer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Valora Delos is a hunter, charged with tracking the treacherous Soulstealers and bringing them to justice. She descends to Earth and finds herself trapped in suburban Seattle after the portal to her world closes. With the help of a sexy half-fae named Dooley, Valora must find her way back in order to save Dell'Aria. Dooley uses his own brand of magic to help Valora discover memories buried deep within her, which only produces more questions than answers - questions about her growing attraction to Dooley and her devotion to her King.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprise Story

  • By Annie on 10-28-13

I kept hoping...

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

Reviewed: 08-30-13

Not sure what target audience this is for... I would have said young children- but then the sex scenes??
Juvenile story and juvenile reading that I kept thinking would get better and it never did.

  • Iced

  • A Dani O' Malley Novel, Book 1
  • By: Karen Marie Moning
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross
  • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,778
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,521
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,531

Dani "Mega" O’Malley plays by her own set of rules - and in a world overrun by Dark Fae, her biggest rule is: Do what it takes to survive. Possessing rare talents and the all-powerful Sword of Light, Dani is more than equipped for the task. In fact, she’s one of the few humans who can defend themselves against the Unseelie. But now, amid the pandemonium, her greatest gifts have turned into serious liabilities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dude, It exceeded my expectations

  • By Katherine on 12-02-12

Do not miss this one!

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

Reviewed: 11-08-12

A brilliant narration of a wonderful story. Even though I was thinking of passing on this one because the main character is only 14, I am so glad I didn't. The author makes the age of the lead work and I laughed out loud at some of her dialogue. I am left really looking forward to the next instalment.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Dragon Who Loved Me

  • By: G. A. Aiken
  • Narrated by: Morgan Hallett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author G.A. Aiken is widely celebrated for her compelling Dragon Kin series. In The Dragon Who Loved Me, Rhona the Fearless, first daughter of a proud warrior family, resents that she’s not respected for her battle prowess by the male Northland dragons. But when one barbarian dragon becomes enamored with her, she begins to relish her influence over him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining!!!! But the not first in the Series

  • By Just so you know on 02-18-12

Very difficult to follow

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

Reviewed: 04-06-12

The narrator for this does not distinguish enough between voices so it is very difficult to follow the story.

  • Undead and Unemployed

  • Queen Betsy, Book 2
  • By: MaryJanice Davidson
  • Narrated by: Nancy Wu
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,672
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 949
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 951

Betsy Taylor needs a job and amazingly lands the perfect one: selling designer shoes at Macy's. But the other vamps, including sexy Sinclair, don't want their queen selling shoes. And the vampire hunters are becoming a real pain, murdering innocent vampires. It seems that everyone wants something from Betsy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By spike99 on 05-06-07

Maybe it is just me...

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

Reviewed: 04-06-12

I do not get the main character in this- who knows that much about shoes?? And the author would have to know it to write about it. Unless it is all made up...
The narrator is also irritating, but maybe it is the infantile dialogue?
For the record- I did find the first book entertaining enough to try this one.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Can You Keep a Secret?

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,850
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,916
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,919

Emma Corrigan has a long list of secrets, one of which is that she is afraid of flying. Coming back from a thoroughly ruinous sales trip to Glasgow, the plane she is on encounters some air turbulence, and she ends up spilling her guts to the handsome American sitting next to her. He gets to hear that she fibbed to get her current job and that she has never been able to satisfactorily find her G-spot. Then, the plane lands...and the American turns up in her life again. He's the CEO of her company....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Chick Lit

  • By A on 02-04-08

Not the best narrator for the book- but fun

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

Reviewed: 03-01-12

Although I like Kate Reading as a narrator- she did not do it for me in this book. She was annoying as the main character. However, it is a fun listen. I would discourage one from listening to Kinsella books back to back though- it becomes a little too much of a good thing!

  • I've Got Your Number

  • A Novel
  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,793
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,472
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,460

Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier. She is about to marry her ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her “happily ever after” begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring in a hotel fire drill but in the panic that follows, her phone is stolen. As she paces shakily around the lobby, she spots an abandoned phone in a trash can. Finders keepers! Now she can leave a number for the hotel to contact her when they find her ring. Perfect! Well, perfect except that the phone’s owner, businessman Sam Roxton, doesn’t agree.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • i enjoyed it.

  • By leah on 02-16-12

Laugh out loud funny!

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

Reviewed: 03-01-12

This was my first Kinsella book and I loved it.
I was laughing out loud at the predicaments the main character found herself in.

  • Hunting Human

  • By: Amanda E. Alvarez
  • Narrated by: Gina Cedarwood
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

For two years, Beth Williams has run from the past, and the beast that dwells inside her. She is haunted by memories of being kidnapped and the savage attack that killed her best friend. Now Beth finally thinks she's ready to move on...with Braden Edwards, a charming, irresistibly sexy man who tempts Beth to embrace the present.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent book but....

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-26-11

In defence of the narrator

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

Reviewed: 10-16-11

I have to say that I liked the narrator. I listen to all of my audiobooks in fast playback and this does make a huge difference to my tolerance level but she was far from intolerable.

So- if you want a mindless, fun listen- this is not far off the mark.

Keep in mind it is a Harlequin!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Discovery of Witches

  • A Novel
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,470
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,682
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,719

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A feast for the mind and imagination

  • By Barbara on 02-21-11

Over rated

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-23-11

OK to pass the time. I am not quite sure what I am missing- I can't quite see what all of the rave reviews are for. The narration is good. The main characters are not easy to like but after all of the time I spent listening to this book- absolutely nothing stands out- except Diana was always tired!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Magic Bleeds

  • Kate Daniels, Book 4
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renée Raudman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,848
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,285

Atlanta would be a nice place to live, if it weren't for the magic. When the magic is up, rogue mages cast their spells and monsters appear, while guns refuse to fire and cars fail to start. But then technology returns, and the magic recedes as unpredictably as it arose. Kate Daniels works for the Order of Knights of Merciful Aid, officially as a liaison with the mercenary guild. Unofficially, she cleans up the paranormal problems no one else wants to handle - especially if they involve Atlanta's shapeshifting community.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT BOOK, Perfect Narrator!

  • By Leslie on 05-26-10

Great story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-29-10

The narration was good and the story was not disappointing. A very good series and this was worth waiting for- GO for it!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Ain't She Sweet?

  • By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Narrated by: Kate Flemming
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 600
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 602

The girl everybody loves to hate has returned to the town she'd sworn to leave behind forever. As the rich, spoiled princess of Parrish, Mississippi, Sugar Beth Carey had broken hearts, ruined friendships, and destroyed reputations. But 15 years have passed, now she's come home, broke, desperate, and too proud to show it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner from Susan Elizabeth Phillips

  • By sophie on 10-19-04

Wonderful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-10

Except for an annoying voice for the lead male- this was a wonderful book. Well worth it!