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  • The Golden Slipper

  • By: Anna Katherine Greene
  • Narrated by: Angie Hickman
  • Length: 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Before Nancy Drew, there was Violet Strange. When an investigation requires someone who can infiltrate a clique of young women, the firm hires Violet Strange. Those in society begin to whisper when valuable items are stolen, then mysteriously returned, everywhere the five Inseparables go. Can Violet find the culprit before those whispers turn to accusations?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • liked it very much

  • By Cheryl a DeMont on 10-29-16

Brief but satisfying

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

Reviewed: 10-10-16

This was the perfect audiobook to listen to before falling asleep. The most interesting part of the story was the idea of soliciting the assistance of Violet Strange, a woman, as a detective. (considering the time period) But Violet proves with her intuition and wit that she can solve the case.

The narration was youthful and precise. Initially I though the pacing was a bit fast, but once the story gets going it's just right.

I enjoyed listening and I'm assuming there are other Violet Strange books. I would certainly listen to more in the future. The cover is great as well.

*I received this audiobook in exchange for my honest review from Audiobook boom.

  • Year One

  • A Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter Collection
  • By: John G. Hartness
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 938
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 873
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 873

There are things in this world that men and women aren't meant to understand. We aren't supposed to know these things exist, much less how to fight them. The things that go bump in the night, the monsters in the closet, the shadow out of the corner of your eye - that's where I live.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Davis Ball on 02-04-17

Just Plain Fun!

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

Reviewed: 05-20-16

I had previously listened to the first two stories in this collection and thoroughly enjoyed them, so I anticipated that I would like the last two stories just as much. I didn't, however, anticipate liking these stories and characters even more. Quincy gains character depth as this series progresses without loosing his snark or attitude, and even shows a little tenderness when it comes to kids. The backstories of all the characters were interesting and well thought out, and you get a sense that there is even more to these characters waiting to be discovered.

What is not to love about James Foster's narration? He IS Quincy Harker, and masterfully brings to life the supporting characters, with talent and style.

I don't frequently re-listen to an audiobook, but this collection is one of those gems that will get listened to more than once. I hope Quincy has more stories to tell.

I received this audiobook from the narrator or author via audiobook boom in exchange for my honest review.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Raising Hell

  • A Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter Novella
  • By: John G. Hartness
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

Straight out of the pages of the legendary vampire novel Dracula comes a demon hunter for the modern world. Mina Murray and Jonathan Harker had a son. They named him Quincy. His guardian angel calls him Q. Dracula calls him nephew. Demons call him The Reaper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 01-15-16

Gripping from start to finish

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

Reviewed: 11-24-15

This book had my complete attention in the first 2 minutes, and I loved that! The main character, Harker, reminded me a bit of Harry Dresden, but Harker is a darker character. His character is so well developed that I instantly liked him and I was really disappointed when this book ended so quickly. The storyline was well written and had a satisfying ending.

The best parts about this book were the characters. The characters were seamlessly introduced and each so unique from one another. A lot of books have supporting characters that are forgettable. This is not one of those books. I wanted to learn more about all the supporting characters.

James Foster rocked this book. His narration brought each of the characters to life. This was the type of narration where you forget you are listening to a narration at all, because the narrator has you feeling like you are right there in the story.

I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys this genre, and I hope the author and narrator team up on future adventures with this fabulous cast of characters.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast dot com

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Night Slashers

  • An Agnes McCall Mystery
  • By: Rashad Freeman
  • Narrated by: Paul Woodson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 5

Daniel Montague has a secret. A secret so dark, so disturbing that he's pushed it to the back of his psyche and moved on. Unfortunately for him, it's itching to find the light. Down in New Orleans, Daniel finds solace in the winding waters of the Mississippi River. He's found a place that he can put his past behind him, a place that he can call home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • LOVE a Gotcha! Ending

  • By Rebecca on 11-14-15

LOVE a Gotcha! Ending

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

Reviewed: 11-14-15

This was an interesting mystery thriller set in New Orleans. You don’t have to wait long before the bodies start to pile up, and although there are some early clues, the story definitely keeps you guessing. I really enjoyed the way the author created a nearly palpable dark, seedy atmosphere throughout the book. What I enjoyed most was that I thought I knew exactly how this story was going to end and found myself changing my theory twice during my listen, and the end still surprised me. I would have liked to have known more about the character Tom, who wasn’t fleshed out much; but besides that the only downside to this book might be the Vietnam flashbacks thrown in at various times. I felt at times they were disorienting to the main storyline. However, by the end of the book I felt those flashback scenes did help to flesh out the character of Daniel, and what I perceived as his emotional distance from his wife and friends. I thought the pacing of this book was just right. The story wasn’t rushed, but also didn’t drag on unnecessarily.

The narration in the audiobook was top notch. Paul Woodson’s voice was essential to the creation of the atmosphere that I so enjoyed. The narration was consistent, well paced, and the character voices were easy to discern from one another. There were two significant female characters in this book and the narrator did a good job voicing those female characters, which is a bonus. I am looking forward to listening to other books narrated by Paul Woodson.

I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased review from audiobook blast dot com.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Captain James Hook and the Curse of Peter Pan

  • By: Jeremiah Kleckner, Jeremy Marshall
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21

Captain Hook has reason and wit behind his hatred for Peter Pan...If only someone would listen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • HOOKED from the start

  • By Rebecca on 09-12-15

HOOKED from the start

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

Reviewed: 09-12-15

I will never think of Peter Pan and Captain Hook the same way again. This is an engrossing and well written background story. The characters were believable and even though this is only a 5 hour book, in those hours you really got to know the characters. I enjoyed that the story opened with Hook as a boy, a boy who clung onto the characters from his childhood while growing up in the company of pirates. His realization at the end about the events which lead to his father's demise brought the story full circle, leaving me completely cheering for Captain Hook.

The narration by David Stifel was brilliant. The true voice of a storyteller, and one of the best male narrations I've listened to in recent years. The narrations that truly grip me are those where I forget there is a narrator and get "lost" listening to the character. This was that type of narration. David Stifel's Hook is dignified, loyal, and intelligent.

As a parent I can also say this is an appropriate book for kids probably ages 9+. Although there are scenes of sword fighting and death, none is described in graphic detail. I think kids, particularly those who like pirate stories, would really enjoy it. The narration is articulate and would be easy for kids to understand. I have already recommended this audiobook to friends.

I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cattle

  • The Fearlanders
  • By: Joseph Duncan
  • Narrated by: Ian M. Walker
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 297

It is 10 years after the global apocalypse. The Phage, the zombie virus that brought the world to its knees, has mutated, restoring the minds of its undead victims: their personalities, their memories... even their dreams. The living dead are no longer the mindless monsters that drove mankind to the brink of extinction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The narrator made this book for me

  • By Todd N Toscano on 08-11-15

Surprised by how much I liked it

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

Reviewed: 07-29-15

I do not typically like zombie novels. Zombies stories, movies, and tv shows are everywhere it seems. That said, I felt compelled to listening to this one after hearing talk about how the narrator voiced the zombie characters. Wow. Mr. Walker did a fantastic job with those zombie voices! The narrator voice was also well done. He was consistent and well paced throughout the entire book, and has a voice that I find easy to listen to. I particularly enjoyed the voice for the main female character in the book.

The story was so much better than I expected. I found it's ideas interesting, and parts of it caused me to recoil a bit. But that's what makes a book interesting, right? I want a book to surprise me, make me laugh, or make me shiver. The writing was good, and as the book neared the end it required I stay up a bit later to get to the ending. Some characters seemed to be more fleshed out than others, and I was most intrigued by the character of Harold.

I frequently measure a book by how long I think about it after I am done listening to it. This one is going to keep me thinking for awhile, and I will definitely be recommending this book to friends.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • One for the Baron

  • By: Catherine Cruzan
  • Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
  • Length: 1 hr
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Lydia doesn't understand what her recurrent nightmares, a homeless man, and her baby sister have in common until she walks into a New Orleans voodoo shop and meets Maman Margo.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One for the Baron

  • By Deedra on 05-03-15

Quick listen and likeable lead character

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

Reviewed: 07-16-15

I haven't listened to many audiobook short stories, but this was really fun. The author does a nice job introducing the main character, and for me she was a likeable character that I found ways to relate to, which I find an important quality in books I read or listen to. I was a bit surprised by the abrupt ending though, and was really wishing there was a bit more told. Sometimes, however, it's nice to let the listener come to their own conclusions.

The narrator did a very nice job on this book with a voice that is easy to listen to. She is very articulate and performs the book with a pace that works well for the story. She effectively brought the characters to life, and I enjoyed listening to her performance.

I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful