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  • Of Blood and Bone

  • (Chronicles of The One, Book 2)
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,931
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,500
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,480

Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely knows the world that existed before - the city where her parents lived, now in ruins and reclaimed by nature since the Doom sickened and killed billions. Traveling anywhere is a danger, as vicious gangs of Raiders and fanatics called Purity Warriors search for their next victim. Those like Fallon, in possession of gifts, are hunted - and the time is coming when her true nature, her identity as The One, can no longer be hidden. In a mysterious shelter in the forest, her training is about to begin under the guidance of Mallick, whose skills have been honed over centuries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't Wait for the next!

  • By Tayln on 12-12-18

Terrific Book!!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-01-19

I totally enjoyed both books that I've read so far in this series. I did have to re=listen to the first book to reacquaint myself with all the characters after the long length of time. The Blood and Bone picks up right where book 1 left off. The characters are fully fleshed out and you feel you fully know them, feel their pain, their dreams, their fears. I could barely put the book down. I would listen late at night but at the same time I didn't want it to end because I was so afraid it would be a long time till the next book came out. And then I saw the pre-prder for the thirdbook "The Rise Of The Magiks" isn't coming out till November! GRRRRRR!!!!
I guess when Nora writes books as good as these were I can't begrudge her the time to do it, but boy, it's going to be hard to wait.

  • Wild Like the Wind

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Kate Russell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 779
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 722
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724

The brother known as Hound has a reputation. He's all about cracking heads, having a good time, and when the Chaos Motorcycle Club needs someone to do the tough job, they call on him. But Hound has a secret. He fell in love with a woman years ago. She's untouchable. Unattainable. And even when her status changes, for Hound, it remains the same.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wild Like the Wind

  • By Listening is Reading on 08-02-18

Where's the story?

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

Reviewed: 01-28-19

I generally love Kristin Ashley books and especially the Chaos MC book series. This is the first one I couldn't recommend. There just really isn't any story to speak of. Just one sex scene after sex scene. They are hot sex scenes but I really like to have a story to the books I read otherwise it's no different than mens porn. There is a hint of a story towards the end of the book that may be a teaser for the next book in the series.

  • Damnable Grace

  • Hades Hangmen Series, Book 5
  • By: Tillie Cole
  • Narrated by: Patrick Garrett, Emily Cauldwell, Douglas Berger, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

Secrets never stay hidden. The burden of guilt never lifts from the heart. Born and raised in The Order of David, Sister Phebe knows nothing but cult life. Head of the Sacred Sisters of New Zion, Phebe was groomed from childhood for one purpose: to seduce. Prized as a harlot, Phebe is taken from the doomed cult by Meister, the notorious leader of the Aryan Brotherhood. Taken as his possession. Taken to be the woman who will obey his every sexual demand. Under his heavy hand, Phebe finds herself in a place much worse than she could ever have imagined... with absolutely no one to help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This series is incredible

  • By PATRICIA on 05-17-18

Good Series but with some really Dark Subjects.

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

I decided to write a review after reading all the books instead of writing a review on each because I'd be saying pretty much the same thing for each one. The books are great as are the characters and the writing but some of the subject areas that the whole series are about are so disturbing that they made me almost stop reading the books. Child rape, over long periods of time, done in a cult like religious setting was so graphically described that I just felt it didn't need to be done to the extent it was. I really enjoyed the motorcycle club and all the different characters and how they all fell for the different women who had escaped from the cult. I realize that some reason needed to be included as to why each of the women in the various books in the series had left the cult I just felt that describing some of the "ceremonies" over and over again was just too much.

  • Bring Me Flowers

  • Detectives Kane and Alton, Book 2
  • By: D.K. Hood
  • Narrated by: Julia Vita
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262

Hidden deep in the forest, schoolgirl Felicity Parker is found carefully laid out on a rock with nothing but a freshly picked bunch of flowers next to her lifeless form. Detective Jenna Alton is called in to investigate the gruesome discovery. With the body found just off a popular hiking route, Jenna believes the killer is a visitor to the town...until a second local girl is discovered.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The narration ruins this one!

  • By bele88 on 03-06-18

Terrible Narrator!

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

This is a great story and if the narrator that was used for the first book had been used for this book, I would have given it straight fives. This narrator sounds like she has laryngitis and a mouth full of marbles. It was so distracting I could hardly finish the book. I've been listening to audio books for the last 10 years and have listened to hundreds of books and this is the first time I've complained about a narrator.

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  • Rock Chick

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Susannah Jones
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,059
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,819
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,840

Indy Savage is a former wild child (okay, maybe not so "former") and current used-bookstore owner. Lee Nightingale is a former bad boy and now runs a private investigation service. Toss together a quiet barista with a not-so-lawful side-business, a crazy Vietnam Vet, a pothead, a drag queen, family and friends who will not mind their own business, a few stun guns, and a bag of diamonds, and mix them all up with some shootings, a high-speed chase and car bombs exploding, then hang on for your first wild Rock Chick ride.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Rockin story

  • By karen on 03-26-14

disappointed in this one

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

I really love Kristen Ashley but this book was just a big disappointment to me. I think part of it was the narrator. She seemed to try too hard to be so "cute and snarky" and her inability to make the different characters easy to distinguish made it really hard to listen to and know who was talking. The other part was the story line. I really looked forward to finding out what Lee and Indie's story was since I've read all KA's other books, sometimes more than once. I especially love the Chaos MC Club books. But with this book it seemed like it was just one kidnapping scene after another. Just wasn't very good.

  • The Highway

  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 998
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 903
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 910

When teenagers Danielle and Gracie Sullivan take a clandestine car trip to visit their friend in Montana, little do they know it's the last time anyone will ever hear from them again. The girls and their car simply vanish. Cody Hoyt, who's just lost his job and has fallen off the wagon after a long stretch of sobriety, is in no condition to investigate. But his son Justin, who the girls were going to visit, and his former partner, Cassie Dewell, convince him to drive south to their last known location. As Cody makes his way to the remote stretch of Montana highway where the girls went missing, Cassie discovers that there have been scores of similar disappearances in the state.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The dark side

  • By Barbara Ganahl on 08-15-13

Edge of your seat scary!

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

Reviewed: 10-08-17

After reading a few of the negative reviews about this book being "dark" and having read that it had to do with young girls being kidnapped by what I presumed to be some very sick, perverted people, I was almost afraid to buy the book because I was afraid the book would get into description of all the many, many things that these kinds of animals could do. That doesn't happen in this book, so don't let that be the reason you don't buy it.There are some descriptions of places and a little bit of the sick mind set of these perverts but not the stuff that I was afraid would make me stop listening. It's very well written, and I couldn't put it down just waiting for the other shoe to drop."SPOILER ALERT''
I'm also glad I read this book because I would have wondered what happened to the cop that everyone loves to hate. I kept thinking up to the last 5 minutes that he was going to be found alive. After all, he did take a bunch of cell phones with him when he left his house and could have called for help if he had regained consciousness, but, alas, no. I'm so bummed! I even looked ahead to the next few books before I got to the end of this one to see if my guy appeared in those. The next books have Cassie as the main character and she is a really good character,and considering how she dealt with one of the bad guys in this book, has obviously learned from her mentor, so I have already downloaded the next book. This book is, in my opinion, well worth the credit.

  • The Good Daughter

  • A Novel
  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,765
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,055
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,990

Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father - Pikeville's notorious defense attorney - devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night. Twenty-eight years later, Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself - the ideal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again, Charlie is plunged into a nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Karin Slaughter has done it again!

  • By shelley on 08-09-17

Gripping. Terrific. Couldn't put it down!

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

Reviewed: 08-26-17

From the first page to the last page I found this book totally terrific. The twists and turns. The terrible destruction of families by events out of their control and how those events control their lives for years to come. Kathleen Early is terrific. For a book that has so many horrific things that happen, there are also moments that had me actually laughing out loud a few pages later not only based on what the author wrote, but on how Ms. Early chose to narrate that passage. I've read Karen Slaughter before and have enjoyed her books but I think, to me, this is her best. Well worth your credit.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Instincts

  • Phoenix Pack
  • By: Suzanne Wright
  • Narrated by: Jill Redfield
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,704
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,463
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,454

It happens whenever wolf shifter Roni Axton is near Marcus Fuller: a crackle of sexual awareness that's intoxicating...and deeply annoying. Marcus is a pack enforcer who oozes power, but Roni is lethal in her own right - nothing like the flirty females who flock around him. Even still, his possessive gaze makes one thing clear. Marcus has singled her out for seduction, and he wants to make her sit up and beg.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best One in The Series!

  • By Cheri on 04-23-15

Don't waste your credit

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

Reviewed: 08-03-17

Wolf shifters hate Jackyl shifters and Jackyl shifters hate Wolf shifters. Throw in a whole lot of sex scenes a whole lot of fight scenes, very little plot and you have this book.

  • The Drowned Girls

  • An Angie Pallorino Novel, Book 1
  • By: Loreth Anne White
  • Narrated by: Julie McKay
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,748
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,464

Detective Angie Pallorino hasn't forgotten the violent rapist who left a distinctive calling card - crosses etched into the flesh of his victim's foreheads. When a comatose Jane Doe is found in a local cemetery, sexually assaulted, mutilated, and nearly drowned, Angie is struck by the eerie similarities to her earlier unsolved rapes. Could he be back?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent New Series

  • By Lia on 10-05-17

WOW! Start to Finish!

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

Reviewed: 07-26-17

This book was terrific! There are at least 2 story lines going on at the same time that usually I would find annoying, but in this book made the different plots slot into each other. The end doesn't leave you hanging but could definitely be one of a series and I certainly hope it will be. I really love the characters. This book is most assuredly worth a credit!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mercury Striking

  • The Scorpius Syndrome
  • By: Rebecca Zanetti
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

With nothing but rumors to lead her, Lynne Harmony has trekked across a nightmare landscape to find one man; a mysterious, damaged legend who protects the weak and leads the strong. He's more than muscle and firepower - and in post-plague LA, he's her only hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series!<br />

  • By avid reader on 06-11-17

Great start to new series.

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

Reviewed: 07-16-17

Mercury Striking was a terrific end of days type book and romance book that is the first in what I hope will be a long series. I immediately read the 2nd book and wait with baited breath for the 3rd book. This series would be enjoyed, I think, by people who normally like science fiction, war and fighting type books or books with strategy that would be used during war or war like situations. In these books 90% of the population has been wiped out due to a bacterial infection which is absolutely something that is possible in this day and age. A group of survivors and their leader in LA makes up one of the factions and their are 2 other factions. One of those is led by a man who says he's the acting president of the United States. The different scenarios that happen really made me think about how I would react in those situations. Many of the survivors in the different groups have lost everything and everyone. Some are stronger and more determined to survive but still maintain their humanity. Others would walk over their own child to survive. The author is good about fleshing out the main characters deeper personalities and some of the background characters as well. She does a great job describing the environment. I could visualize it so clearly in my mind. These books were so different from all the other Rebecca Zanetti books I had read.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful