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  • Pestilence

  • The Four Horsemen, Book 1
  • By: Laura Thalassa
  • Narrated by: Susannah Jones
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 796
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 743

When Pestilence comes for Sara Burn’s town, one thing is certain: everyone she knows and loves is marked for death. Unless, of course, the angelic-looking horseman is stopped, which is exactly what Sara has in mind when she shoots the unholy beast off his steed. Too bad no one told her Pestilence can’t be killed. Now the horseman, very much alive and very pissed off, has taken her prisoner, and he’s eager to make her suffer. Only, the longer she’s with him, the more uncertain she is about his true feelings towards her, and hers towards him. And now, well, Sara might still be able to save the world, but in order to do so, she'll have to sacrifice her heart in the process.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • what is this?.

  • By KT on 05-30-18

Too much of an ick factor for me

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

Reviewed: 02-18-19

I just can't believe a sane woman would take the time to admire the abs, flowing hair or angelic face of a man who is actively engaged in torturing her. It's kind of sick and I couldn't get past it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Necroscope

  • By: Brian Lumley
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,265

Harry Keogh is the man who can talk to the dead, the man for whom every grave willingly gives up its secrets, the one man who knows how to travel effortlessly through time and space to destroy the vampires that threaten all of humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WAITED FOR YEARS!!!! Awsome horror series!

  • By John on 12-21-15

Too gross for me!

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

Reviewed: 07-30-18

I couldn't get past the first couple of chapters because of the gag producing descriptions. Really they made me ill. So I guess this book just wasn't for me. Too bad, I really wanted to like it. Maybe it gets better if you stick with it?

  • A Curious Beginning

  • By: Deanna Raybourn
  • Narrated by: Angele Masters
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,924
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,531
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,521

As the city prepares to celebrate Queen Victoria's golden jubilee, Veronica Speedwell is marking a milestone of her own. After burying her spinster aunt, the orphaned Veronica is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry - and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as she is fending off admirers, Veronica wields her butterfly net and a hatpin with equal aplomb, and with her last connection to England gone, she intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For fans of Elizabeth Peters and Gail Carriger

  • By L. Williams on 06-29-16

vapid and predictable

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

Reviewed: 04-17-18

This seemed a poor attempt to copy Elizabeth Peters style and success. I found the main characters unlikable. For me it lacked wit and charm.





  • Death in the Andamans

  • By: M. M. Kaye
  • Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Death in the Andamans is a masterpiece of mystery and romance from one of our most beloved authors. When a violent storm lashes the tiny Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal, Copper Randal barely manages a safe return to Government House. She does get back in one piece with her hostess, Valerie Masson, Val's fiancé, and handsome naval officer Nick Tarrent, but one of the islanders is unaccounted for when the boats return to harbor.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Book. Less than stellar reader

  • By Kindle Customer on 02-27-13

An awful choice of narrator ruins this book.

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

Reviewed: 01-21-18

M.M. Kay's books are full of the exotic atmosphere of distant lands in the days of the
British Empire. It is hard to understand why Audible can not find a British narrator to read them. This book is poorly read by an American. Ms. Kaye's deserves better. Please Audible fix this.

  • Olento Research Series Boxed Set

  • A Paranormal Science Fiction Thriller
  • By: Sarah Noffke
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 24 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

This boxed set includes Alpha Wolf, Lone Wolf, Rabid Wolf and Bad Wolf.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Book..Great Read!!!

  • By ldybkpr on 04-03-18

24 hours of this? No Thanks!

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

Reviewed: 11-04-17

I found this book to be a bit juvenile and the two female lead characters were both really annoying. I could not even finish the first book, I kept finding myself daydreaming or thinking about work. It did not hold my interest at all. I was surprised because it got such good reviews. When I went back and looked I realized that just about all of the reviews state that the reviewer got the book for free for an "honest review". I can't and won't question the honesty of the reviewers but I will take such reviews with a grain of salt in the future.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Wounds of Honour

  • Empire I
  • By: Anthony Riches
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

Thrilling, authentic, and action packed, this novel introduces soldier hero Marcus Valerius: a centurion stationed on Hadrian's Wall in the second century during a revolt against the Roman Empire. Marcus Valerius Aquila has scarcely landed in Britannia when he has to run for his life - condemned to dishonorable death by power-crazed emperor Commodus. The plan is to take a new name, serve in an obscure regiment on Hadrian's Wall, and lie low until he can hope for justice.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Average story, I would continue the series if I need a book to read or if I can purchase them on sale. As for.now, I'm moving on

  • By Polarbear on 02-08-19

Great story but ...

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

Reviewed: 05-28-17

Here's the thing. I love books about the Roman empire and this is a pretty good one. I just wish I had read it in book form. The narrator sounds like an older man and the hero is only 19 years old. The voice of the main character was just wrong to my ear and it ruined the story for me. If, like me the narrator is important to you I suggest listening to the sample clip before you spend your credit.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • London Falling

  • The Shadow Police, Book One
  • By: Paul Cornell
  • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 463
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 422
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 423

Detective Inspector James Quill is about to complete the drugs bust of his career. Then his prize suspect, Rob Toshack, is murdered in custody. Furious, Quill pursues the investigation, co-opting intelligence analyst Lisa Ross and undercover cops Costain and Sefton. But nothing about Toshack’s murder is normal. Toshack had struck a bargain with a vindictive entity, whose occult powers kept Toshack one step ahead of the law - until his luck ran out. Now, the team must find a 'suspect' who can bend space and time and alter memory itself. And they will kill again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Team Quill

  • By Tango on 05-03-15

oops!

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

Reviewed: 05-24-17

Wow, I really picked the wrong book. The beginning of the book was so confusing to me that I almost gave up in the first 20 minutes. I had a very hard time figuring out who was who and what was going on at the start. The book is full of long drawn out inner dialogs and I guess I just wasn't invested enough in the characters to care. I read and listen for relaxation and this book was too much like work for me. One review I read compared this to the Dresden Files, which is why I gave this book a try. I did not find any of the Harry Dresden wit and charm in this book. The plot has twists and turns and it is well narrated, just not my cup of tea.

  • Cold Reign

  • Jane Yellowrock, Book 11
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,371
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,212
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,198

Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker...and the woman rogue vampires fear most. Jane walks softly and carries a big stake to keep the peace in New Orleans, all part of her job as official Enforcer to Leo Pellissier, Master of the City. But Leo's reign is being threatened by a visit from a delegation of ancient European vampires seeking to expand their dominions. And there's another danger to the city.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book fro the fantastic Faith Hunter!

  • By Teri on 05-03-17

Simply the best series ever!

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

To me, this is the best urban fantasy series ever. It is well written, original, action packed and has just the right touch of romance. I am sick of books that claim to have a strong female character who then spends most of her time jumping in and out of bed with multiple partners. To me that is just a romance novel dressed up with fangs or claws. I can't wait to see what is next for Jane and Beast.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fall of a Cosmonaut

  • An Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov Mystery, Book 13
  • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
  • Narrated by: John McLain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

It was one of those days when Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov should have stayed in bed. After braving a ferocious storm, Rostnikov arrives inside the Petrovka headquarters only to find three very peculiar investigations waiting for him. First there's cosmonaut Tsimion Vladovka, whose last words on the space station Mir were instructions to contact Rostnikov if something went wrong with the mission. Now, Vladovka is missing and his fellow cosmonauts are turning up dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very poor choice of narrator

  • By maureen on 01-18-17

Very poor choice of narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-18-17

I love this series, but I won't be listening to any more narrated by John McLain. He didn't even bother to find out how to pronounce the main character's name. Why, if all the characters are Russian and are speaking Russian to each other would he use that awful fake Russian accent? I have one or two books in this series narrated by Daniel Oreskes. I think he did a better job. This was such a disappointment.

  • Night Shift

  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,635
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,406
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,406

At Midnight's local pawnshop, weapons are flying off the shelves - only to be used in sudden and dramatic suicides right at the main crossroads in town. Who better to figure out why blood is being spilled than the vampire Lemuel, who, while translating mysterious texts, discovers what makes Midnight the town it is?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Midnight Texas series

  • By Mallory on 07-12-16

I love this series!

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

Reviewed: 05-17-16

Charlaine Harris has written another quirky, interesting and funny series. It is full of great new characters with lots of little gifts for her loyal fans. I am looking forward to the next book.