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  • Dragonmark

  • Dark-Hunter, Book 27
  • By: Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 805
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 798

Centuries ago, Illarion was betrayed - a dragon made human against his will, then forced to serve humanity as a dragonmount in their army, and to fight for them in barbaric wars, even while he hated everything about them. Enslaved and separated from everyone he knew and from his own dragon brothers, he was forced into exile in a fey realm where he lost the only thing he ever really loved.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very disappointed!!

  • By Diana on 08-03-16

Cut and Paste

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

Reviewed: 08-04-16

The only thing going for this Audiobook is the narrator. Half the story was cut and paste (some parts literally!) from the last book in the series. The book repeats stale storylines and develops about every relationship but that of the two main characters. Characters popped in and out with little rhyme, reason, or context. If you haven't read prior books in the series, you will be completely lost. Overall, very sloppy, very lazy, very disappointing storytelling. Don't waste your time on this one!!

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • The Outlaw Demon Wails

  • By: Kim Harrison
  • Narrated by: Gigi Bermingham
  • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,166
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2,314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,318

To save the lives of her friends, Rachel did the unthinkable: she willingly trafficked in forbidden demon magic. And now her sins are coming home to haunt her. As Rachel searches for the truth behind a terrifying murder, an even greater menace threatens, for the demon Algaliarept will stop at nothing to claim her, and the discovery of a shocking family secret throws Rachel's entire life into question.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible Narration Take 2

  • By Carol on 02-27-08

Great story, terrible narrator

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

Reviewed: 09-22-14

Reading this book was fantastic! However, the audiobook was one of the worst I've heard in years. The narrator was horrendous. She did high pitched, completely unrealistic voices for the pixies. Then she mixed up voices of characters throughout the audiobook. It was so bad that I couldn't finish it after chapter six. Stick to the written word on this one!

  • Kinked

  • A Novel of the Elder Races, Book 6
  • By: Thea Harrison
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,579
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,463
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,463

As a harpy, Sentinel Aryal is accustomed to dealing with hate, but Sentinel Quentin Caeravorn manages to inspire in her a burning ire unlike anything she's ever known. Aryal believes the new Sentinel to be a criminal, and vows to take him out as soon as the opportunity arises. But the harpy's incessant wrath has pushed Quentin to the limit, and forces him to make a deadly vow of his own. To put an end to the conflict, Dragos, Lord of the Wyr, sends them on a reconnaissance mission to the Elven land of Numenlaur.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keep 'em coming.

  • By Teresa on 11-07-13

Poor installment to excellent series

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

Reviewed: 11-07-13

If I had to sum this book up in one word, it would be "lacking." The best thing it had going for it was the narrator. A very sad state of affairs for one of my favorite series. This book added nothing to the build-up of the overall series. Instead it seems to be a subplot that branches off and leads to a dead end. In short, after pissing off Dragos (the Wyr King) for constantly fighting each other, Aerial and Quintin (two Sentinel soldiers) are ordered to a post-war devastated foreign land to prevent looters. They have to learn to get along because a big bad witch comes on to the scene and their survival depends on working together. They are attacked, injured, captured, and then escape. They fight the big bad witch who is trying to loot an ancient spell to resurrect her dead mate. They win. (Snore.) The title "Kinked?" Oh, right, because the author takes an attempt at character development involving BSMD - and miserably fails! The "kinky" aspect of the romance between Quintin and Aerial was so forced and clumsy it was appalling. I felt like I was reading a 13 year old write about what they envision as BSDM. I mean, there were velvet bonds and a lot of ordering around so it must be BSDM - right?

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Archangel's Legion

  • Guild Hunter Series, Book 6
  • By: Nalini Singh
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,097
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,102

Angels are falling from the sky in New York, struck down by a vicious, unknown force. Vampires are dying impossibly of disease. Guild hunter Elena Deveraux and the Archangel Raphael must discover the source of the wave of death before it engulfs their city and their people, leaving New York in ruin and Raphael's Tower under siege by enemy archangels. Yet even as they fight desperately to save the city, an even darker force is stirring, its chill eyes trained on New York . . . and on Raphael.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Soooo good!

  • By Candateshia Pafford on 11-05-13

Lacking Installment to Great Series

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

Reviewed: 10-30-13

I really wanted to love this installment but it was a huge disappointment. If you have not read the rest of the series, do not attempt this as a stand-alone. It brings together a lot of previous plots and subplots without explanation. For those that have kept up with the series - the mommy issues continue, predictable alliances solidify, the big bad 'reborn' plot continues, and it all comes together with a 'cascading' (hint hint) effect. I know that sounds engaging, but I would have preferred the last 3 chapters as a novella and cut out the rest of the superfluous clutter that near bored me to tears. Just saying. The best thing this audiobook had going for it was the narrator.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Would-be Witch

  • A Southern Witch Novel
  • By: Kimberly Frost
  • Narrated by: Mandy Siegfried
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 174

The family magic seems to have skipped over Tammy Jo Trask. All she gets are a few untimely visits from long-dead, smart-mouthed family ghost Edie. But when her locket-an heirloom that happens to hold Edie's soul-is stolen in the midst of a town-wide crime spree, it's time for Tammy to find her inner witch.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What a Fun Read! 1 thing UPSET me...

  • By Lisa on 12-27-12

Cliche with bad narrator to boot

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

Reviewed: 10-26-13

The narrator's bad southern accent and mispronounced words were so cringe-worthy that I could barely stand to continue listening. Add to that unoriginal world-building and a predictable plot - yeah, not much to like here. It's also one of those books where the characters tell you every emotion, in detail, that they're feeling but don't demonstrate those emotions. I was extremely annoyed at how unbelievable the character's reactions to situations were. Overall, a bland book with a terrible narrator.

  • Styxx

  • Dark-Hunter, Book 22
  • By: Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 31 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,811
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,671
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,671

Centuries ago Acheron saved the human race by imprisoning an ancient evil bent on absolute destruction. Now that evil has been unleashed and it is out for revenge. As the twin to Acheron, Styxx hasn’t always been on his brother's side. They've spent more centuries going at each other's throats than protecting their backs. Now Styxx has a chance to prove his loyalty to his brother, but only if he's willing to trade his life and future for Acheron's.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Devastating Story about making assumptions.

  • By L. JACOX on 09-07-13

Don't Doubt That You'll Love Styxx

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

Reviewed: 09-14-13

I had nearly given up on the Dark Hunter Series after the last couple installments. In fact, I nearly passed over Styxx because I had my doubts that Kenyon could weave him into a character that I could learn to like. Boy was I stunned by her writing genius! Kenyon wove a story of a family. The story revolves around the assumptions each person makes about others within the family and the devastating consequences that are wrought from actions taken based on those assumptions. It is a story of misunderstandings, regrets, and forgiveness. There is also an engaging romance at the forefront of the storyline that is at times sweet and at other times heart-wrenching. But it was really the family dynamic that I found the most fascinating about this installment. If you are a Kenyon fan, don't doubt that you'll love Styxx. The plot is fast paced and engaging and the overall series storyline is significantly advanced in this installment. Old characters take on new depths and there is a much better sense of where this series is headed. This is by far Kenyon's best work since Acheron.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Battle Lord's Lady

  • The Battle Lord Saga, Book 1
  • By: Linda Mooney
  • Narrated by: Kate Udall
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

It is three hundred years in the future, and mankind is still trying to survive the Great Collision that changed the earth forever. People live in pockets of civilization called compounds, battling the elements and the mutations, which have developed over the centuries, trying to live and survive day by day. Yulen D'Jacques is the Battle Lord of Alta Novis. His duty is to keep his compound and his people safe, which includes yearly sweeps of the area to remove any mutated men and animals from encroaching.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By avid reader on 06-24-16

Surprisingly original find

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

Reviewed: 09-12-13

I purchased this audiobook out of sheer boredom and the craving for something unique.The world-building was wonderfully thought out, the characters were engaging, the plot was fast paced and unpredictable, and the narration was stellar. I was not disappointed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blood and Sand

  • Elemental World, Book 2
  • By: Elizabeth Hunter
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240

Dead women are showing up in the desert east of San Diego, and no one understands why. When the story comes to the attention of reporter Natalie Ellis, she can't help but make comparisons to the tragic deaths she'd investigated years ago.... Bodies may be piling up in his sire's territory, but water vampire and feared enforcer, Baojia, is stuck entertaining the rich and clueless at a club in San Diego. He's taken his exile with all the grace he could muster, but his patience is starting to thin.... Sparks fly when mortal and immortal are thrown together.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible Narration

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-07-16

Way Overrated

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

Reviewed: 09-12-13

I purchased this audiobook after reading all the dazzling reviews for the book (and the whole series for that matter) on Amazon. Well, don't believe the hype. This book was mediocre at best. The storyline was nothing original (vampires, blah, blah, blah). The plot took a stumblingly slow and utterly predictable path and the characters fell flat. The narration was horrible. Frankly, there's nothing to miss here.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Her Highness and the Highlander

  • Princess Brides, Book 2
  • By: Tracy Anne Warren
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 238

While journeying home from Scotland, Princess Mercedes of Alden’s coach is set upon and her personal guard killed. Barely escaping with her life, she seeks help at a nearby inn. After years of soldiering, dispossessed Laird Daniel MacKinnon is finally coming home. At an inn he is confronted by a bedraggled young woman claiming to be of royal blood. Daniel doesn’t believe her wild tale, but when she asks for his protection, he agrees to serve as her bodyguard....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • SAT/NAV NOT NEEDED ON THIS ROMANTIC ROADTRIP ROMP

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 11-09-12

Cliche nonsense

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

Reviewed: 07-22-13

I usually love Tracy Anne Warren but this book fell well below the quality of her "Trap" series. It has a totally cliche "princess in danger of highwaymen" storyline with a gruff rescuer who the naive princess marries, her disapproving family who tries to force a divorce, the princess almost dying before her family accepts the marriage, then after they do the gruff rescuer miraculously becomes rich, and the princess becomes pregnant. Save yourself the money - there's nothing original here.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Hungry Like a Wolf

  • The Others Series, Book 8
  • By: Christine Warren
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 134

When her father died, Honor Tate inherited the alpha position for the White Paw werewolf pack... and now it's time to make a formal request that the alpha of the Silverback clan - the pack to which all locals owe fealty - recognize her as alpha of the White Paw. But instead of sending his support, the Silverbacks send Logan Hunter. For years he has been fighting his alpha instincts and the need for his own pack.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Expanded Short Story with Iffy Results

  • By Robbie on 07-05-13

Awful!

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

Reviewed: 07-03-13

Buy this audiobook if you love books with: 1. A flat plot line; 2. A heroine who puts pride above common sense; 3. Overdone sex scenes; 4. Lack of originality; 5. No movement in the overall series; 6. Underdone supporting characters; 7. Unlikeable hero.

Overall, this was the worst book in the series to date. It's an 8 hour audiobook that I fast forwarded through in less than 2 hours because I could not conceive of wasting more time than that listening to such crap.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful