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  • Dead Ever After

  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 57

Sookie Stackhouse has one last adventure in store. Life has taken her from a waitress in Merlotte's Bar, Bon Temps, to part owner; from social outcast to the heart of her community; from a vampire's girlfriend to the wife of one of the most powerful vampires in the state. She has survived explosions, revolutions and attempts on her life. Sookie has endured betrayal, heartbreak and grief...and she has emerged a little stronger, and little wiser, every time. But with life comes new trials...

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Very poorly written

  • By Tenille on 05-20-13

Did someone else write it?

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

Reviewed: 11-16-13


Did someone else write it? Why was it so different? Was it rushed?

I am not a huge fan of the vampire genre but was attracted to this series because of the heroine's name. With a name like Sookie, I thought, there has to be some humour. It wasn't all funny but it did get me hooked regardless.

I loved the first books in the series, but like many others whose reviews I have read, I have been disappointed in the last two or three, especially the last one. All the fun and sparkle seemed to have disappeared. This last book was exceptionally dull comparatively with the most feebly developed characters taking the lead.

After thirteen books a reader/listener can't help but have an investment in the characters and I feel that the story lines of the main characters were rushed towards the end. Throughout the series we were shown one thing about the characters that didn't match up with the ending at all. I was left feeling empty and deflated because this series finished like a balloon letting out air slowly, complete with the whining noise which was Sookie.

The Southern Vampire Mysteries had hardly any vampires or vampire action in the last book, and the heroine finished up with the boring, brotherly shifter! It was almost incestuous for me. OK, I get it - but I wish the author had included a bit more "couple" development for Sam and Sookie so that it was satisfying and more believable. Also, with a vampire series one expects suspense and bad boy love so why have such a safe ending which translates into boring.

I am really trying not to question the author's plot as it is her concept not mine and I am not going to recommend anyone not read the book because if you're like me you will want to make up your own mind especially after reading all the others in the series. Personally, I have rarely felt this disappointed.

  • Kiss of a Demon King: Immortals After Dark, Book 7

  • By: Kresley Cole
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,084
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,947
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,950

From New York Times best-selling author Kresley Cole comes this spellbinding story of a demon king trapped by an enchantress for her wanton purposes - and the scorching aftermath that follows when he turns the tables and claims her as his captive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We need the rest of the series # 7 ,8,9 so on

  • By Camille on 06-18-13

Boring

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

Reviewed: 08-18-13


Really boring and ridiculous bondage type erotica using big, bad, boy (don't forget sexy) demons. Very unimaginative writing. What a waste of time. Couldn't be bothered finishing.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Desires After Dusk: Immortals After Dark, Book 6

  • By: Kresley Cole
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,246
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,093

RITA Award-winning author Kresley Cole continues her bestselling Immortals After Dark series with this electrifying tale of a ruthless demon mercenary and the lovely young halfling who enchants him. A seductive beauty he can never have, yet can't resist.... Cadeon Woede will stop at nothing to atone for the one wrong that will haunt him forever. But once he secures the key to his redemption, the halfling Holly Ashwin, Cade finds that the woman he thought he could use for his own ends and then forget haunts him as much as his past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tied for Fave of Series: Audiobook Does JUSTICE!

  • By Kimberly on 02-06-13

A Shame Really

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

Reviewed: 08-18-13


This book had the potential for a really good storyline. Unfortunately the plot was lost amidst the ridiculously predictable erotica.

I enjoy a good, steamy, well written love scene as much as anyone however, the "love" scenes in this series are all boring, unimaginative and over the top. But hey! - Whatever rocks your boat.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Winter Garden

  • A Novel
  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,587
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,918
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,901

Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard: the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father fails ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thought I made a mistake

  • By A. Musser on 11-29-17

Thank You

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

Reviewed: 08-01-13


Where ever it is, whatever the reason, who ever is there - war savages humanity. Why is it women are more victims of the brutality than men!

This story is well told and heart wrenching. The vividness of the horror is something that will stay with me especially as I know it to be an accurate portrayal of the circumstance even if the characters are fictional. Hopefully it will help me see more beauty and be more grateful for the peace that surrounds me.

From a personal viewpoint - as the offspring of a World War II veteran and having lost loved ones to Vietnam I can attest as to how war continues its horrific embrace on all members of a family. Thankyou Kristin for helping me to release some of my own demons.

  • The Untamed Bride

  • Black Cobra Quartet
  • By: Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 197

New York Times best-selling author Stephanie Laurens presents a brash, bold new series. They're battle-hardened, sinfully wealthy, completely unstoppable - and all male: Four officers of the Crown, fighting against a deadly foe known only as the Black Cobra.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't waste your credits or your time.

  • By Cynthia Franks on 10-21-11

A Good Story But ...

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

Reviewed: 07-30-13


The suspense, adventure and intrigue were the best parts of this tale.

The romance & love scenes were a nice sideline but there was too much. A bit of a shame actually. I think the book would have been presented more accurately with a different title and cover picture.

Simon Prebble never fails to delight.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Untamed

  • Medieval Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Lowell
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 512
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 352
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 358

A hero of the crusades, Dominic le Sabre has returned in glory and in triumph to claim his reward: the beautiful Saxon bride awarded to him by the conqueror king. But Lady Margaret of the Blackthorne cannot yield to the bold Norman invader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect!

  • By Diana on 06-29-08

Not Bad BUT .......

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

Reviewed: 07-28-13


For the genre it was quite good. Elizabeth Lowell is a good storyteller. It is a shame about the narrator.

The narration by Anne Flosnik wasn't too bad except her interpretations of male characters was absolutely deplorable - especially the main male character. It was embarrassing to listen to and I cringed everytime, especially during the love scenes. It is a shame because I quite liked her accent. I will think hard before listening to her again.

Good news that someone else is narrating the next book in the series. Hopefully it will be an improvement.

  • Ghost Moon

  • Bone Island Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Heather Graham
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277

Reclusive collector Cutter Merlin is seldom seen in Key West - lately, not at all. Officer Liam Beckett visits Merlin’s curious house and discovers the gentleman in his study. In his death grip: a volume of occult lore and a reliquary. His eyes are wide with fright, his mouth a horrified rictus where spiders now dwell. Kelsey Donovan returns to the old house to catalog her estranged grandfather’s collection of artifacts and antiquities, vowing to see his treasures divested properly.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dont bother

  • By Lynne Lewis on 08-18-12

Best of the Series

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

Reviewed: 07-28-13

By far the best book of the series. Even Angela Dawe's narration hit the spot. Very Good

  • Blue Skies

  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403

Nikki Burgess survived a terrible marriage and a worse divorce. She's just about given up hope of ever finding happiness. But when her ex-husband suddenly dies, she gets custody of her kids again - and a chance to start over. Dixie McPherson, on the other hand, has had way too much love. She has 11 tennis bracelets, dozens of trinkets, piles of sexy lingerie, and a tarnished reputation when all she ever wanted was true love, a partner, and a family. Carlisle Bartlett is loyal, kindhearted, and the funniest guy slinging drinks in the back of an airplane. But he has an ugly little secret. The only kind of love he's used to comes with bruises.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Earlier G rated Robyn Carr

  • By Houston mom on 07-21-13

Slightly Different BUT Still Great

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

Reviewed: 07-28-13


This is slightly different to the normal Robyn Carr but she is without a doubt a great storyteller and Therese Plummer is a fabulous narrator.

Strong characters and storyline. There is nothing more to say than - enjoy.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ghost Night

  • Bone Island Trilogy , Book 2
  • By: Heather Graham
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242

A slasher movie turns real when two young actors are brutally murdered on a remote island film set. Their severed heads and arms are posed in macabre homage to a 19th-century pirate massacre.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love the Story

  • By Lizzykafoops on 07-22-13

Love the Story

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

Reviewed: 07-22-13


The storyline is fabulous with Pirates aaaaarh, and ghosts ooooooo. Mystery, romance and relatable characters. Love it. Descriptive writing leads me to think I'd love to visit Key West.

I continue to be slightly disappointed with Angela Dawe's narration. I found that she read much too fast and while her accents were good it was difficult to tell if a man or woman was talking. Slightly confusing.

Nevertheless - A good series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Newcomer

  • Thunder Point, Book 2
  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,267

Single dad and Thunder Point's deputy sheriff "Mac" McCain has worked hard to keep his town safe and his daughter happy. Now he's found his own happiness with Gina James. The longtime friends have always shared the challenges and rewards of raising their adolescent daughters. With an unexpected romance growing between them, they're feeling like teenagers themselves - suddenly they can't get enough of each other. And just when things are really taking off, their lives are suddenly thrown into chaos. When Mac's long-lost ex-wife shows up in town, drama takes on a whole new meaning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Needy, Hungry, Claimed and Length; One Man's View

  • By jonmontanavega on 12-19-14

Perfect - Just Perfect

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

Reviewed: 07-19-13


No one writes mature, intelligent novels with real characters like Robyn Carr. Reading one of her books is always like coming home.

Therese Plummer breathes life into the words and together they are the perfect combination.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful