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  • Bitter Bite

  • Elemental Assassin, Book 14
  • By: Jennifer Estep
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 694
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 648
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 646

It's not easy being queen bee of an underworld abuzz with crooks and killers. Wielding my potent Ice and Stone elemental magic will get me only so far - my real secret is my tight-knit makeshift family, a motley crew of cops and criminals, dwarves, and playboys. My foster brother, Finnegan Lane, is my right-hand man, but when his suddenly not-dead relative comes back into the picture, I'm the one on the outside looking in.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Everything is all my fault!

  • By shirley on 02-29-16

You can always count on Gin

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

There is a reason that we are talking about this book and reading the 14th book in the series. We love the characters and love seeing our characters triumph. I did like hearing more about Fletcher (I was heartbroken) and about the other deceased characters as well, I felt it added to everyones story.

This is a fun listen that entertains, if that is what you are looking for, it delivers. As well as the 13 before.

  • Witchin' USA

  • A Moonstone Bay Cozy Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Amanda M. Lee
  • Narrated by: Angel Clark
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 211

Hadley Hunter has lived a normal life, in a normal suburb, with a normal job and a normal father. All that changes when a grandmother she didn’t even know existed dies and leaves her a fabulous lighthouse on Moonstone Bay Island. From the naked woman swimming in the ocean outside her back door to the hot sheriff who seems to be hiding a secret, Hadley is intrigued from the start. That’s before magical things start happening - including to Hadley - and a body washes up on the beach.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator almost ruined it for me

  • By Dawn on 01-27-18

I really wanted to enjoy this book

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

So the plot was almost non existent as the main character was too busy whining about ......okay everything. I have seen reviews that say it was the narrator, I think that she read the book brilliantly as it was written. The book was whiny. For every forty pages of whining you got a little snip of story line to maybe keep moving along.

Oh and as for all the female characters, you cannot call men sexist whilst referring to each other as sluts and whores. Where do you think they learned to disrespect you?

I think a 12 year old girl would find this book entertaining, but I fear how it would influence her.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Holding

  • A Novel
  • By: Graham Norton
  • Narrated by: Graham Norton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,791
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,787

The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama, but when human remains are discovered on an old farm, suspected to be those of Tommy Burke - a former lover of two different inhabitants - the village's dark past begins to unravel. As the frustrated sergeant PJ Collins struggles to solve a genuine case for the first time in his life, he unearths a community's worth of anger and resentments, secrets and regret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Splendidly delightful

  • By John Scott on 12-03-17

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 04-01-18

Okay, I will admit that I initially was drawn to this book because I am a huge Graham Norton fan, but was not sure what to expect from a novel. Sorry Graham. Having said that, I don't know why he has be fiddling around with TV all these years when this author was trapped inside!

Holding is well written and builds all characters just enough to keep you going and the narration is AWESOME! A few days later, you will be wondering what the characters have been getting up to since you stopped listening.

79 of 83 people found this review helpful

  • Miss Frost Braves the Blizzard: A Nocturne Falls Mystery

  • Jayne Frost, Book 5
  • By: Kristen Painter
  • Narrated by: Hollis McCarthy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472

Jayne Frost is a lot of things. Winter elf, Jack Frost's daughter, Santa Claus' niece, heir to the Winter Throne, and now...private investigator. Sort of. Christmas is over, the new year has begun, and life is thankfully slowing down for Jayne, giving her more time to chill with her new guy. That is until Myra Grimshaw’s death reveals the elderly fae had a strange obsession with Jayne’s royal family and an unauthorized collection of exclusive winter elf objects.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh no the North Pole has arrived in Nocturne Falls

  • By Troublemer(tammy hovey) on 02-27-18

More fun with Jayne Frost!

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

Reviewed: 04-01-18

I just adore this series, and was happy there was a new addition, I was not disappointed! I hope to hear more about Jayne and Nocturne falls in the future.

  • The Gender Game 5: The Gender Fall

  • The Gender Game, Book 5
  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Jason Clarke, Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,204

Continue Violet and Viggo's heart-racing journey in the epic fifth book of The Gender Game series.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unrealistic

  • By Amelia W. on 04-28-19

I just want to get to the end already

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

Reviewed: 06-02-17

I really enjoyed the first three books in this series, which prompted me to buy the fourth book which was okay, and at this point I felt invested. Along comes book five and I am thinking that I am getting to the end of the story.........no. This book could have been omitted and not taken much from the greater story. My question now is how badly do I want to get to the end of this story? Part of me says just move on to something else, especially knowing that there are still two more books to go.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Yesterday's Gone: Season One

  • By: Sean Platt, David Wright
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray, Chris Patton, Brian Holsopple, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,010
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,005

Can humanity Survive what it never saw coming? On October 15 at 2:15 a.ms Earth vanished. A scattered few woke alone in a world with no rules, other than survival at any cost. A journalist wanders the wretched reality of an empty New York, searching for his wife and son. A serial killer must hunt in a land where prey is now an endangered species. A mother shields her young daughter from danger through every terror-filled breath.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blown away!

  • By Angela M on 05-01-14

Different

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

Reviewed: 04-07-15

I am not a big fan of the zombie apocalypse take genre and this borders on that so it is very interesting read.

  • Black Blade Blues

  • By: J.A. Pitts
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 364
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 339
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 339

Sarah Beauhall has more on her plate than most 20-somethings: day job as a blacksmith, night job as a props manager for low-budget movies, and her free time is spent fighting in a medieval re-enactment group. The lead actor breaks Sarah's favorite one-of-a-kind sword, and to avoid reshooting scenes, Sarah agrees to repair the blade. One of the extras, who claims to be a dwarf, offers to help. And that's when things start to get weird.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Expectations

  • By Dave on 03-13-15

Nice change of pace

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-15

I was good to hear a fresh story. In what might have lagged in a traditional plot is intriguing to see how the author navigates a lesbian relationship w a badass lead.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Chance of a Ghost

  • By: E. J. Copperman
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 791
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 788

Alison Kerby’s guesthouse is haunted all year round. Surviving the dead of winter, though? That’s a spooky proposition. Even with a blizzard bearing down on New Jersey, Alison can count on at least two guests—Paul and Maxie, the stubborn ghosts who share her shore town inn.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not the best in the series

  • By Drew (@drewsant) on 01-16-17

Fun Series

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

Reviewed: 07-30-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I have enjoyed this series quite a bit and this book did not disappoint. Alison is a fun character that is not a swooner but a (sometimes) tough chick. It does not require a huge commitment, it is a light easy mystery. I really do not mean that comment in any sort of derogatory way, sometimes you just want a book that is lighter.

What did you like best about this story?

I love when there are conversations going on that not everyone in the room is involved in. They are well written and fun to listen to.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

What's dead got to do with it?

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Appalachian Justice

  • Cedar Hollow, Book 1
  • By: Melinda Clayton
  • Narrated by: Lee Covington
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

In 1945, when Billy May was 14 years old and alone, three local boys witnessed an incident in which Billy May's sexuality was called into question. Determined to teach her a lesson she would never forget, they orchestrated a brutal attack that changed the dynamics of the tiny coal mining village of Cedar Hollow, West Virginia forever. Thirty years after the brutal attack, living in solitude on top of Crutcher Mountain, Billy May discovers the hideout of a young girl - a girl who just happens to be the daughter of one of the boys who attacked Billy May so long ago.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Backwoods and Backwards are Two Different things!!

  • By Myra on 06-05-13

Backwoods and Backwards are Two Different things!!

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

Reviewed: 06-05-13

If you could sum up Appalachian Justice in three words, what would they be?

Here's their story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Appalachian Justice?

Hard to say without giving away story line. I wish I could have heard more about the Polly character though.

What about Lee Covington’s performance did you like?

Lee delivers the presence of a mountain person without making any of them sound ignorant (except for the ones that ARE ignorant!).

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Actually I did listen to it in one sitting, one a day of travel! The stories move between characters and make you feel that you are mixing it up quite a bit. If you are going on a long car ride or several planes, this would be a perfect read!

Any additional comments?

This book was a recommendation from a friend and I am so grateful for it!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

  • By: Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Narrated by: Scott Holst
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,051
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,324
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,411

While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My friends thought I was crazy.

  • By bluecat1861 on 03-23-10

History or just fun? Yep!

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

Reviewed: 03-09-13

Would you try another book from Seth Grahame-Smith and/or Scott Holst?

Yes, definitely

What was one of the most memorable moments of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter?

Not necessarily a moment but the subtle tie ins to how Lincoln developed opinions on different subjects based on his experiences. I thought those were great.

Could you see Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Little too late for this question.

Any additional comments?

If you love history, but are down to get your fiction on, then this is a great book for you!