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  • Holy Ghost

  • A Virgil Flowers Novel
  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429

Pinion, Minnesota: a metropolis of all of 700 souls. Nothing ever happened there - until the mayor of sorts (campaign slogan: "I'll Do What I Can") and a buddy come up with a scheme to put Pinion on the map. They'd heard of a place where a floating image of the Virgin Mary had turned the whole town into a shrine, attracting thousands of pilgrims. And all those pilgrims needed food, shelter, all kinds of crazy things, right? They'd all get rich! What could go wrong? When the dead body shows up, they find out, and that's only the beginning of their troubles - and Virgil Flowers'....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • F*****G Flowers and Frozen Pot Pies!!!!

  • By shelley on 10-10-18

I never want it to end

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

I love this series so much I want to “read” it all the time. Eric Conger is Virgil and brilliant

  • Hisses and Honey

  • By: Shannon Mayer
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438

Humble baker-turned-supernatural Alena Budrene is lovely and lethal, and for the first time, she's owning it. Finally rid of her low-life ex-husband, she's free to date sexy vampire mob boss Remo, who respects her as both a Supe and a woman. She's on good terms with her difficult mother, and she's growing comfortable with her powers. But just when it seems things are falling into place for Alena, Hera strikes again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and Energetic

  • By Sandfly on 03-14-17

Not Shannon’s best

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

Reviewed: 03-19-18

I’ve been struggling with this one. I dislike weak female characters who don’t mature or progress in the storyline. So I’m disappointed in book 3 of this series because the heroine keeps rehashing her perceived inadequacies and lack of self esteem. It just gets boring

  • Looking for a Hero

  • Marriage Wanted/My Hero
  • By: Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 120

Two classic stories of finding love where you least expect it! Marriage Wanted: As far as Nash Davenport's concerned, marriage isn't shelter from the storm - it is the storm. He's a divorce attorney, himself divorced, who believes no married couple can live up to their wedding vows. My Hero: Would-be romance writer Bailey York has already failed twice at love. She thinks men are wonderful to read and write about, but that's it. Which is probably why she has such difficulty creating a hero for her novel. What she needs is a real-life example.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved both stories 😍

  • By Jennifer on 02-23-18

Juvenile story and dialog

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

Reviewed: 03-19-18

I barely got thru the first half before I was rolling my eyes at the player. This is one of worst romance stories I have ever purchased. The narrator wasn’t bad but the material she was reading was laughable.

  • Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs

  • Half-Moon Hollow, Book 1
  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,772
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,282
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,294

Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children's librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed $25 in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that's sure to become Half Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she's mistaken for a deer, shot, and left for dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Laugh-out Loud Funny

  • By Sandra Ross on 03-25-10

Juvenile 30 yr old protagonist

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

Reviewed: 09-17-17

Narrator was great and the story could have been great. But the protagonist is so juvenile that I could not finish it. There is humor and I would have enjoyed but this adult just can't seem to grow up.

Other authors have written humor filled vampire stories much better.

  • Golden Prey

  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,693
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,385
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,359

Lucas Davenport's first case as a US marshal sends him into uncharted territory in the thrilling new novel in the number one New York Times best-selling series. Thanks to some very influential people whose lives he saved, Lucas is no longer working for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension but for the US Marshals Service, and with unusual scope. He gets to pick his own cases, whatever they are, wherever they lead him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you're not a Davenport OG don't start with this

  • By Wayne on 04-29-17

Thank you Mr Sandford

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

Reviewed: 05-26-17

Gripping and amusing story. Narrator Richard Ferrone is one of my favorites. I could happily listen to him read anything. I hope Mr Sandford is able to keep them coming!

  • Velvet Promise

  • By: Jude Deveraux
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292

At the flower-bedecked altar, the first touch of their hands ignited an all-consuming passion. Gavin Montgomery looked deep into her golden eyes and burned with desire for her...but his heart had been pledged to another. Humiliated and alone in a strange castle, Judith resolved to hate this husband who took her body but rejected her love...never admitting her fear of losing him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect performance for a good story.

  • By Heather on 03-29-16

If you enjoy rape stories

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

Reviewed: 07-08-16

Once again I feel cheated of a credit. There should have been a warning about the rape scene and the stupid "heroine" who "falls in love" with her rapist. This is sickening story telling even for a period piece. I've read other Jude Deveraux stories that did not involve rape. I won't be purchasing any other novels by her

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Surrender of Miss Fairbourne

  • Fairbourne Quartet Series, Book 1
  • By: Madeline Hunter
  • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

A woman running a prestigious London auction house? Preposterous! But that is exactly what Emma Fairbourne intends to do when her father dies, leaving her the reins of this fabulous enterprise. Of course, she is not addlepated enough to do this openly and scare away her wealthy collectors. So she and her friend concoct a deception, hiring a handsome and charming front man who will do her bidding.... All would have proceeded smoothly - if it weren't for the maddening interference of Darius, the arrogant Earl of Southwaite....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Suprisingly Modern Story Brilliantly Narrated

  • By Michael on 08-28-12

Disappointed and annoyed

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

Reviewed: 07-07-16

Insipid storyline. I really hate weak female characters especially in a romance novel. There is nothing romantic about this story or any of the characters. The narrator is horrible as well. Overall a terrible waste of a credit

  • The Lady's Command

  • The Adventurers Quartet, Book 1
  • By: Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

The instant Captain Declan Frobisher lays eyes on Lady Edwina Delbraith, he knows she's the woman he wants as his wife. The scion of a seafaring dynasty accustomed to success, he discovers that wooing Edwina is surprisingly straightforward - not least because she makes it plain that she wants him as much as he wants her.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Boring

  • By Maine Knitter on 01-03-16

I think Steve West is a robot

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

Reviewed: 01-05-16

Worst narration of a romance I have ever heard. I couldn't get past the 2nd chapter. This unfortunately makes a full review impossible

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Silent Melody

  • By: Mary Balogh
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352

Lady Emily Marlowe is beautiful, independent, and unspoiled. Deaf since childhood, she appreciates her family's efforts to nurture her spirit, but the man they've chosen for her betrothal can never fulfill her. The only one Emily has ever desired is bold and reckless Lord Ashley Kendrick. Her childhood amour inspired her fantasies and vowed never to forget her - even as he left her for a new life in India and a new love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't buy until audible has entire book recorded

  • By Mark on 08-27-15

Frustrating storyline

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

Reviewed: 01-04-16

I could not finish it as I found the storyline depressing, frustrating and ridiculous. I hate when authors create an interesting character then make them too weak to get out of their own way. This story would have been delightful if the author had not overly contrived the drama.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Darkness Dawns

  • Immortal Guardians Series #1
  • By: Dianne Duvall
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,009
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,650
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,660

Once, Sarah Bingham's biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded stranger, she's landed in the middle of a battle between corrupt vampires and powerful immortals who also need blood to survive. Roland Warbrook is the most compelling man Sarah has ever laid hands on. But his desire for her is mingled with a hunger he can barely control...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Luscious, Enthralling & Sensual w/o being porn

  • By Linda on 08-16-11

What tripe!

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

Reviewed: 09-23-15

I'm glad to listen to a paranormal and/or vampire story as much as the next romance reader but this one was particularly bad. The dialog is juvenile. The narrator reads well and has the ability to produce multiple "voices" and accents. But the cadence is somewhat stilted and was not enough to save this insipid book. I barely made it to chapter 6 before I started nodding off. I can see why it was on sale and glad I won't be reading any other stories in this series.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful