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  • Chimes at Midnight

  • An October Daye Novel, Book 7
  • By: Seanan McGuire
  • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 970
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 896
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 896

Things are starting to look up for October "Toby" Daye. She's training her squire, doing her job, and has finally allowed herself to grow closer to the local King of Cats. It seems like her life may finally be settling down…at least until dead changelings start appearing in the alleys of San Francisco, killed by an overdose of goblin fruit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly excellent !!!

  • By nancy olean on 09-04-13

Best in the series!

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

Reviewed: 09-15-13

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

This is a series that must be read or listened to in order. There is drama and humor and a cast of characters that truly care about each other.

What did you like best about this story?

With every story you care more deeply about Toby and her friends.

What does Mary Robinette Kowal bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

A good voice for Toby, not so much for Tybalt.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Toby telling Tybalt she loves him.

Any additional comments?

I can't wait for the next installment. I was hoping we would see Toby get some honors at the end of this book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Incarnate

  • By: Jodi Meadows
  • Narrated by: Katherine Taub
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 58

is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why. Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Damaris on 05-27-15

Time did not fly by.

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

Reviewed: 04-26-13

What did you like best about Incarnate? What did you like least?

The main character was searching for answers about her existence.
The main character was incredibly naive.

Would you recommend Incarnate to your friends? Why or why not?

no

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Frost Moon

  • Skindancer, Book 1
  • By: Anthony Francis
  • Narrated by: Traci Odom
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 393
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 367
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 365

In an alternate Atlanta where magic is practiced openly, where witches sip coffee at local cafes, shapeshifters party at urban clubs, vampires rule the southern night like gangsters, and mysterious creatures command dark caverns beneath the city, Dakota Frost's talents are coveted by all. She's the best magical tattooist in the southeast, a Skindancer, able to bring her amazing tats to life. When a serial killer begins stalking Atlanta's tattooed elite, the police and the Feds seek Dakota's help.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good entry for new paranormal series

  • By Tracey on 01-20-13

So Bad I returned it!

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

Reviewed: 04-26-13

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A different book.

What could Anthony Francis have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The main character was unlikeable.

What didn’t you like about Traci Odom’s performance?

Could'nt get past the plot.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Total boredom

Any additional comments?

Don't waste a credit.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Clockwork Princess

  • Infernal Devices, Book 3
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Daniel Sharman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,650
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,258

Don't miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, soon to be a major motion picture, in theaters August 2013. Danger intensifies for the Shadowhunters as the New York Times best-selling Infernal Devices trilogy comes to a close. If the only way to save the world was to destroy what you loved most, would you do it? The clock is ticking. Everyone must choose. Passion. Power. Secrets. Enchantment. Danger closes in around the Shadowhunters in the final installment of the best-selling Infernal Devices trilogy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Completely Enjoyed It

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-21-13

Satisfying finale

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

Reviewed: 03-24-13

Would you consider the audio edition of The Clockwork Princess to be better than the print version?

The narrator was very good, I never would have bothered to read the poetry snippets
at the chapter breaks,so I am glad I listened.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked all three main characters, Tessa, Jim and Will. They loved each other all through the story.

What does Daniel Sharman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

reading the poetry, the lilt of what I assume was a welsh accent...very sexy!

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

no, I spaced it out.

  • Suspect

  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,527
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,517

LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last chance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Page Turner!!

  • By Jacqueline on 01-22-13

Very Enjoyable Listen

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

Reviewed: 02-19-13

I really liked this story of a police officer and a former miltary service dog both with Post Traumatic Stress disorder. They end up together solving a crime and helping each other to heal.

  • Ashes of Honor

  • An October Daye Novel, Book 6
  • By: Seanan McGuire
  • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 931
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 935

It’s been almost a year since October "Toby" Daye averted a war, gave up a county, and suffered personal losses that have left her wishing for a good day’s sleep. She’s tried to focus on her responsibilities - training Quentin, upholding her position as Sylvester’s knight, and paying the bills - but she can’t help feeling like her world is crumbling around her, and her increasingly reckless behavior is beginning to worry even her staunchest supporters. To make matters worse, Toby’s just been asked to find another missing child…only this time it’s the changeling daughter of her fellow knight....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Series

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-28-12

My Favorite in the Series

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

Reviewed: 09-08-12

You must read or listen to the first 5 books in this series or you will be lost. In this book Toby seems to come to terms with the losses she has had and how her actions effect those who love her. There is romance, witty banter and lots of blood and action.
My only complaint is the description of Tybalt's smell, it got a bit repetitive...perhaps because I was listening to the book it was more noticeable.
I am looking forward to the next installment in the series.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Odd Apocalypse

  • An Odd Thomas Novel, Book 5
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,517
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,028
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,036

Once presided over by a flamboyant Hollywood mogul during the Roaring ’20s, the magnificent West Coast property known as Roseland is now home to a reclusive billionaire financier and his faithful servants. And, for the moment, it’s also a port in the storm for Odd Thomas and his traveling companion, the inscrutably charming Annamaria. In the wake of Odd’s most recent clash with lethal adversaries, the opulent manor’s comforts should be welcome. But there’s far more to Roseland than meets even the extraordinary eye of Odd, who soon suspects it may be more hell than haven.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Odd Apocalypse; Oddly Great

  • By Don Gilbert on 08-01-12

Good to hear from the Odd one again :)

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

Reviewed: 08-23-12

The story starts a bit slow for me. I found my mind wandering as I listened. By the middle of the the book I was hooked and listened to the rest straight to the end.
The narrator is so good, he makes Odd come alive for me. I will definitely be along for the next Odd adventure.

  • The Lucky One

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,590
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,596

Is there really such thing as a lucky charm? The hero of Nicholas Sparks's new novel believes he's found one in the form of a photograph of a smiling woman he's never met, but who he comes to believe holds the key to his destiny. The chain of events that leads to him possessing the photograph and finding the woman pictured in it is the stuff of love stories only a master such as Sparks can write.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • what a lucky listen!

  • By laurie eller on 07-28-12

I got bored

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

Reviewed: 05-04-12

I just could not listen to the whole book, I did fast forward so I would hear the ending.
Just did not hold my interest, and I do enjoy a good romance.

  • Tricked

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 4
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,041
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,176

Druid Atticus O’Sullivan hasn’t stayed alive for more than two millennia without a fair bit of Celtic cunning. So when vengeful thunder gods come Norse by Southwest looking for payback, Atticus, with a little help from the Navajo trickster god Coyote, lets them think that they’ve chopped up his body in the Arizona desert. But the mischievous Coyote is not above a little sleight of paw, and Atticus soon finds that he’s been duped into battling bloodthirsty desert shape-shifters called skinwalkers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hooked in an Instant

  • By Nicholas on 04-24-12

Oberon is front and center!

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

Reviewed: 05-04-12

I just love this series. This is not a stand alone book, you would be lost without reading (or listening) to them in order. Great story, kept my attention all the way through. The narrator Luke Daniels is awesome, by turns serious, sly, amused and yes, even slightly goofy! I may need my own snuggle-bunny lol
I can't wait for book five.

  • Fate's Edge

  • The Edge, Book 3
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renée Raudman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,340

In the latest entry in Ilona Andrews's Edge series, Audrey Callahan is determined to stay on the straight and narrow - but when her brother gets into trouble, she takes on one last heist and finds herself matching wits with lawyer, gambler, thief, and spy Kaldar Mar.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This one is WONDERFUL!

  • By Vinity on 12-03-11

Not a Stand alone book

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

Reviewed: 12-30-11

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It was a bit slow for me at first, then I settled in and enjoyed hearing about a few characters from past books in this series.

What other book might you compare Fate's Edge to and why?

this is the third book in a series

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

I hated the voice for Cerise, really bugged me.

Any additional comments?

I am a huge fan of the Kate Daniels series written by Ilona Andrews

1 of 2 people found this review helpful