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Pikeville, KY, United States
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  • Owl and the Japanese Circus

  • By: Kristi Charish
  • Narrated by: Christy Romano
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 95

Ex-archaeology grad student turned international antiquities thief Alix - better known now as Owl - has one rule. No supernatural jobs. Ever. Until she crosses paths with Mr. Kurosawa, a red dragon who owns and runs the Japanese Circus Casino in Las Vegas. He insists Owl retrieve an artifact stolen 3,000 years ago and makes her an offer she can't refuse: He'll get rid of a pack of vampires that want her dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A shot of Smiles , with a bottle of Corona chaser

  • By Jelehan on 01-28-16

Narrator sounded like Kirk too often

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

Reviewed: 08-19-16

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Owl didn't really grow on me. The other characters were fine, but she was really flat the entire time. The author made a point to tell us Owl's motivations more times than she showed us. You don't have to say how crazy you are every single time you talk to your cat.

What didn’t you like about Christy Romano’s performance?

She emphasized random words in sentences, which often ended up sounding like William Shatner as James T. Kirk. She also mispronounced so many words! Please learn how to say Byzantine since it's used so often. There were other words that she said wrong throughout, but the way she said Byzantine was like nails on a chalkboard after a while.

Any additional comments?

After getting used to the strange narration, the story wasn't bad. It could have been better, but I still got the second one in the series.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Third Grave Dead Ahead

  • By: Darynda Jones
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,087
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,752
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,750

Paranormal private eye. Grim reaper extraordinaire. Whatever. Charley Davidson is back in Darynda Jones' Third Grave Dead Ahead! And she’s drinking copious amounts of caffeine to stay awake because, every time she closes her eyes, she sees him: Reyes Farrow, the parthuman, part-supermodel son of Satan. Yes, she did imprison him for all eternity, but come on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love Charley Davidson!!!

  • By Tabitha on 07-21-12

Danger & Will Robinson

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

Reviewed: 07-18-12

Where does Third Grave Dead Ahead rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This whole series is definitely one of my favorites and this book is the best so far. Just to put that in perspective, I read/listen to over 200 books per year with at least half of those are audio.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Third Grave Dead Ahead?

It was definitely the shock, but I can't say more without giving it away.

What about Lorelei King’s performance did you like?

She truly brings the characters to life, but she's never let me down as a narrator.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There's so much humor in all the books of the series and this one added a serious note to the series. I cried after the big twist of this story. I can't wait to see the direction the story takes in the next book.

Any additional comments?

Darynda Jones is a fantastic author and this series is one of the best I've read. If you like humor along with your woo-woo stuff then you can't go wrong with any of these books. I definitely recommend this series to anyone and everyone.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Steamed

  • A Steampunk Romance
  • By: Katie MacAlister
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Bianca Amato
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 75

Award-winning author Katie MacAlister has published dozens of acclaimed novels. When Captain Octavia Pye discovers people not wearing proper 19th-century fashions aboard her Victorian airship, she wonders if they’re pirates. The reality is—they’re actually from an alternate universe.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story...confusing narration

  • By Stacy on 06-10-11

Great story...confusing narration

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-11

I actually read this when it first came out, but I've listened to as many Katie MacAlister books as Audible has to offer, so I thought I'd give this one a listen too. The story is great and I can't wait for the second book; however, the narration for this book could have been better. Both narrators do a great job, but they should have picked one to do the entire book. Instead, they let Mr. Davis narrate the story from the main male character's point of view and Ms. Amato narrate the story from the main female character's point of view. Since they both interact with the other characters, you hear different voices and dialects for the same character depending on who's telling the story at the moment. It definitely detracts from the story, but it would have been much worse if the narrators hadn't been as talented as they are.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful