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  • Cinderella: Not Quite the Fairy Tale, Book 1

  • By: May Sage
  • Narrated by: Audrey Lusk
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 69

The king needs an heir, and that means finding some sort of woman to do the job. "That's all it's about, ultimately: basic, carnal compatibility in order to satisfy this need. For that reason, the pictures I request of those who wish to apply are explicit. The full prerequisites are attached to the correspondence. If you aren't comfortable with these demands, don't bother applying." Ella applies, seeing straight through the bullshit.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The prince is a fool

  • By Jan on 09-07-16

If aiming for humorous missed by miles

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

Reviewed: 06-21-16

if the author for aiming for humorous, sadly this book, which I had hopes for, missed the mark badly. It is more akin to ribald porn loosely based on Cinderella.

The Narrator was in my opinion not the best, but then again she did not have a good story to work with.

Not worth even the cheep whisper sync price. Give this one a miss, unless a lot of foul language and explicit sex all though the book, is your bag

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Big Vamp on Campus

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,915
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,794
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,781

Ophelia Lambert, 400-year-old vampire princess and college freshman, suddenly finds herself domesticated by humans and forced to suffer the indignities of dorm rooms, communal bathrooms, and a roommate with sticky fingers. As one of the hundreds of undead venturing into postsecondary education, Ophelia has a lot more to learn that just "undead studies" - she has to learn to get along with her fellow vampire classmates and, worst of all, her human ones.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Molly Harper's endearing wording saves the day.

  • By Joycinta on 06-07-16

Short but great Molly Harper

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

Reviewed: 06-09-16

A tie in to a previous arc so should be read in order of the Half Moon Hollow series. But could be read alone if you have read some previous novels as most of the main characters are in previous books so you should fast catch up on what the background for this one is. But better read in order to get the full picture.


Molly Harper does it yet again with this short to tide us over until WHERE THE WILD THINGS BITE comes out

Enjoy

  • Chasing Daybreak

  • Dark of Night Book 1
  • By: Ranae Glass, Sherry Ficklin
  • Narrated by: Bradetta Vines
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Isabel Stone wanted a normal life. But when the unexpected death of her father leaves her at the helm of the family business, things quickly go from weird to worse. Vampires are on the loose and out of the coffin, and only Isabel can walk the fine line between the world of the living and the world of the undead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just found my new favorite series!

  • By CJ on 04-20-17

Cant wait for the Rest of this series

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

Reviewed: 03-24-16

Its been awhile since a book of this type won me over but the one did so in spades. I highly recommend this book to adults young and old. The Narrator is very good and i look forward to listening to more of her work as is the Author.

The main characters are well rounded as is the fantasy world it takes place in.

Cant wait for the rest of this series

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Wager

  • Blood Destiny, #1
  • By: Connie Suttle
  • Narrated by: Traci Odom
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,031
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,041

Lissa's life as a vampire begins on the day her husband is removed from life support. Turned by rogues who wager her life, Lissa is running from her maker who is determined to kill her, hunted by the Council who has branded her a rogue and blackmailed by werewolves, who utilize her newly developed talents for their own gain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A nice Surprise

  • By Kimberly on 05-13-14

A refreshing view of the supernatural world

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

Reviewed: 02-18-16

This is a refreshing viewpoint of the supernatural world told from the point of view of our heroine who is dragged into it at a low point in her life. Well worth buying and reading you will not be disappointed.

The narration by Traci Odom as is excellent.

The plot and characters are well defined and built piece by piece creating a believable refreshing world.

This has the makings of a classic, well loved and remembered by all who read this great series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Playing the Odds

  • The MacGregors, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 769
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 686
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 676

Serena MacGregor had been looking for a little independence and some much-needed adventure, but Justin Blade was not what she had in mind. The stakes were high, and Justin was betting on changing Serena's mind about him. But when this fiery heiress upped the ante on the cool Comanche gambler, steamy didn't begin to describe the results....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hated it!

  • By Jane on 05-15-15

Sadly not her normal standard

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

Reviewed: 02-14-16

Loved the Narrator Angela Dawes always does an excellent job and is one of the narrators i always listen to, its rare with her and Nora Roberts to be disappointed, but this book did disappoint.

If your after a mindless shallow read/listen then enjoy. but if your after Ms Roberts normal flair you will be sadly disappointed.

I had great hopes for this series but doubt i buy book two

The female lead starts out great with plenty of potential then becomes a mindless idiot in the hands of a professional gambler when they meet inspite of her showing no or very little attention to him, to make matters worse he has become unbeknownst to her well know to her father and family.

I dislike stories of intelligent women falling idiotically and insensibly for your typical male domineering bad boy type (with some good side of course) but some do, look a Freehan's book sales, if you do, then this is for you.

As this is an early ( around the mid 1980's i think) Roberts Novel being re-released one can see her style has obviously improved over the years and grown very much better, at least in my opinion.

  • Relentless

  • By: Karen Lynch
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Greer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,270

Sara Grey's world shattered 10 years ago when her father was brutally murdered. Now, at 17, she is still haunted by memories of that day and driven by the need to understand why it happened. She lives a life full of secrets, and her family and friends have no idea of the supernatural world she is immersed in or of Sara's own very powerful gift. In her quest for answers about her father's death, Sara takes risks that expose her and her friends to danger and puts herself into the sights of a sadistic vampire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Plot & Characters

  • By BookAddict on 02-02-16

Has potential but

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

Reviewed: 02-04-16

If you don't mind a mindless read about a young woman who constantly endangers herself, her friends and relatives who constantly turns away aid and shelter to keep her safe and who only at the very end of the book realizes that her self centered ways will not only cost her everything and everybody she cares for but her own existence as well.

The book has good character building and world building, and the narrator is not bad. Its just let down by taking stubborn to new level of incredulity as she goes through one near miss after another refusing help from those who save her and her friends time after time.


16 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • Cursed

  • By: Tara Brown
  • Narrated by: Julie McKay
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 75

Someone is drugging the fairest of them all and hurting them in the dark corners of the forests around Port Mackenzie - shrouding the town in mystery and darkness. But nothing is as it seems. In the dark corners of the small town there is also a light, a cure to what ails the sick. But everything comes at a cost, a price that must be paid. Aimee James discovers that cost the moment she dies. She discovers there are worse things than dying. She finds herself cursed.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • i would not recommend it

  • By shauntavien on 07-12-18

Angst filled read

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

Reviewed: 01-23-16

This is a typical Angst filled read and even knowing her touch is deadly our lead does the unthinkable but apparently its alright because its someone else's fault and she will never do it again and now she is trying to make her "affliction" do good . . .

Narrator does a reasonable job considering what she has to work with. The story line has some merit but is not in my opinion handled that well by the author.

some will no doubt love this tale

  • Seven Years

  • Seven, Book 1
  • By: Dannika Dark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,857
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,856

It's been seven years since Lexi Knight lost her brother in a tragic accident. On the anniversary of his death, her brother's best friend shows up unexpectedly - a man she hasn't seen since the funeral. He is no longer the boy Lexi once knew, but a dangerous-looking man with tattoos and dark secrets. He broke her trust and abandoned her family, yet what he reveals makes it impossible to stay angry. Lexi has been secretly infatuated with Austin since childhood, so finding out he's a Shifter just makes him sexier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice surprise.

  • By Alisha on 02-17-15

Worst novel i listen to in 2015

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

Reviewed: 01-20-16

The narrator does a half decent job but the story well it insults the reader/listener. I don't understand how it got the high scores it did. i had to give up half way through

The problem is the female lead. Dumb as a brick with a death wish and acts like it. for example. (warning spoilers) she is caught up a tree after fleeing from a "dog" so she finally remembers her friends phone and reluctantly calls a friend of the family who she feels let them down in the past and who has just returned to town (obviously they get together by the end of the book its obvious) any way she is stuck up a tree with a "dog" ready to attack her and does she ask for help, hell no, she starts berating him about why he left years ago and returning now. then in agitation throws the phone away (her only contact with the world) lucky for her he realizes she is in trouble and rescues her. this is only one of many examples that shows she is so dumb she does not realize she has a death wish.

I wont spoil it further for those who wish to read this tripe, except to say she even endangers her younger sister by keeping things to herself. She also meets total strangers alone and lets her old ex boyfriend into her flat, who wont take no for an answer, but when the family friend comes around to check to see if she is ok she acts as if all is ok even though her ex is in her apartment and she obviously wishes otherwise (at was at this point about 1/2 way through the book after several other near misses i gave up an wiped the book from my iPad as not worth listening to further

i suggest you think long and hard before you buy this one

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Little Ships

  • Alexis Carew, Book 3
  • By: J.A. Sutherland
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 413
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411

Newly commissioned lieutenant Alexis Carew is appointed into HMS Shrewsbury, a 74-gun ship of the line in New London's space navy. She expects Shrewsbury will be sent into action in the war against Hanover, but instead she finds that she and her new ship are pivotal in a Foreign Office plot to bring the star systems of the French Republic into the war and end the threat of Hanover forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging

  • By Jean on 02-04-16

Tall ships meets SCFI

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

Reviewed: 01-16-16

The narrator is excellent and she and the author draws you into the books world and it's characters. Hard core SCFI fans if they let go of their preconceptions will enjoy this along with those who love tales of the tall ship of Yore. Its a wonderful mixture of both and leaves you wanting more . . . i can't wait for the next book.

  • Rebirth

  • Rogues Shifter Series, Book 1
  • By: Gayle Parness
  • Narrated by: Reba Buhr
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 292
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 292

Having always felt like a freak of nature, 17-year-old Jackie's life is turned upside down when she discovers that she's not human, but instead part of a large supernatural community. Because of her newly discovered magical abilities, she's picked to train with a group of powerful young shapeshifters who become her close friends. Their purpose is to protect the vulnerable shifter population from the more violent supernatural beings that inhabit this terrifying and exciting world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful new world to explore

  • By Captain Skurvy on 01-13-16

A wonderful new world to explore

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

Reviewed: 01-13-16

I am unfamiliar with this author and thus was reluctant to purchase this one. thought it to be yet another author jumping on the supernatural band wagon. How wrong I was this an excellent story-line with well developed characters and your left with the need for more. Not that its incomplete, its not it wraps up most of the main threads but leaves some points dangling invitingly that could develop in future books.

It took a short while for me to ware to the narrator but she does an excellent job, and i was soon lost in the book.

I highly recommend this book to any who lov eany supernatural themes including witches, vampires, sifters etc.

Can't wait for the next one



9 of 10 people found this review helpful