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  • Blackwater: The Complete Saga

  • By: Michael McDowell
  • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
  • Length: 30 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,883
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,682
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,677

Blackwater is the saga of a small town, Perdido, Alabama, and Elinor Dammert, the stranger who arrives there under mysterious circumstances on Easter Sunday, 1919. On the surface, Elinor is gracious, charming, anxious to belong in Perdido, and eager to marry Oscar Caskey, the eldest son of Perdido's first family. But her beautiful exterior hides a shocking secret. Beneath the waters of the Perdido River, she turns into something terrifying, a creature whispered about in stories that have chilled the residents of Perdido for generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A 6 Star Worthy Epic!

  • By jksullycats on 10-29-17

I will miss this town

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

I listened to this book over a period of 2 months, taking breaks from it now and then. I fell in love with every single character, even the evil ones, and will miss them. I loved how he showed kindness, generosity, and acceptance from cold-blooded monsters toward other characters and the strange things they did. The acceptance the characters have for each other was fascinating, no matter how odd, indifferent or mean they were. I won't forget this book.

  • The Hippopotamus Pool

  • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 8
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,340
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 984
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 977

The spunky Victorian Egyptologist Amelia Peabody Emerson has returned to the exotic Nile valley. Parasol aloft and hot on the trail of an unexplored tomb, she must outwit a shadowy evildoer, a questionable antiquities dealer, and her loquacious son, Ramses.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Desert Derring-Do

  • By Kay in DC on 02-03-08

Amelia Peabody and Barbara Rosenblat, None better

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

Reviewed: 02-07-17

Since this is the 5th or 6th time I've read this series, you can expect a favorable review. Barbara Rosenblat's reading of this series has made the Peabody-Emerson family old friends, and I doubt I'll ever find d a series that compares. The characters are quirky unique, and I still laugh out loud listening to the dialogue between them and other historical characters Peters includes in the series. These books are fun, interesting, adventurous, and educational escapes. I was saddened by Barbara Mertzs (Elizabeth Peters) passing, but I hear there'll be a new posthumous publication this year. Here's hoping.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61,238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,042
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,944

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

I just loved it

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

Reviewed: 02-05-16

A friend of mine recommended this book when she knew I was feeling kind of down and frustrated with the world. I fell in love with the cranky main character, and it lifted me out of my "woe is me" phase. It is a story about strength of character and the value of a little understanding. I won't forget it.

  • Mist in the Mirror

  • By: Susan Hill
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 61

An inveterate traveller, Sir James Monmouth has spent most of his life abroad. He arrives in England on a dark and rainy night with the intention of discovering more, not only about himself but his obsession with Conrad Vane, an explorer. Warned against following his trail, Sir James experiences some extraordinary happenings - who is the mysterious, sad little boy, and the old woman behind the curtain? And why is it that only he hears the chilling scream and the desperate sobbbing?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An author at her best

  • By Zaubermond on 08-04-14

I couldn't stay interested

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

Reviewed: 05-29-15

It was a struggle to finish, but since I loved Woman in Black, I was sure that if I hung in there, then it would get better, reach its climax and would be worth it. There was no climax, in fact, just the opposite. What a disappointment.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • No Rest for the Wicked: Immortals After Dark, Book 3

  • By: Kresley Cole
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,855
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,642
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,650

Centuries ago, Sebastian Wroth was turned into a vampire - a nightmare in his mind - against his will. Burdened with hatred and alone for ages, he sees little reason to live - until an exquisite, fey creature comes to kill him, inadvertently saving him instead. When Kaderin the Cold Hearted lost her two beloved sisters to a vampire attack long ago, a benevolent force deadened her sorrow - accidentally extinguishing all of her emotions. Yet whenever she encounters Sebastian, her feelings emerge multiplied.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I LOVE THIS SERIES!!

  • By Lupdilup on 04-17-12

Outstanding Narration

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

Reviewed: 04-02-12

I've read all Kresley Cole's books, at least twice, and Sebastian is my favorite vampire. I am so happy with the choice of narrator for her books. Robert Petkoff's portrayal of the vampires with their Estonian accents was perfect, as was the Scottish brogue of the werewolves, and he even caught the sassiness of the Valkeries. Not overdone. Thank you for putting these books on audio, and for using such a talented narrator.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Fair Game

  • Alpha and Omega
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,787
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,799

Now that the werewolves have revealed themselves to humans, they can't afford any bad publicity. Infractions that could have been overlooked in the past must now be punished, and the strain of doing his father's dirty work is taking a toll on Charles. Nevertheless, Charles and Anna are sent to Boston when the FBI requests the pack's help on a local serial killer case. They quickly realize that not only the last two victims were werewolves - all of them were.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best of the Best

  • By David on 03-07-12

Depth from both Author and Narrator

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

Reviewed: 03-09-12

The humanity Patricia Briggs gives her characters in my opinion, has not been equaled by any other writer in this genre, and add to that the character range of Holter Graham... Takes my breath away. I loved this story, it's my favorite series by Briggs. We get to know the complicated Charles and Brother Wolf, his dimensions revealed to us in a way that never resorts to making her characters oblivious to what is more than obvious to the reader. This makes her characters smart. We also get to watch Anna become stronger, and move past her insecurities. I love that Patricia doesn't resort to making Anna pathetic, which many authors would use, just because it's just easier. This is an inspirational story.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Steal the Dragon

  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Jennifer James Bradshaw
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416

Patricia Briggs' "unique" (Kliatt) novel of a slave, swordwielder, and spy gets a second life with an exciting new package to attract the fans that made her Mercy Thompson novels bestsellers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good, not great, but good

  • By Tara on 03-02-12

Narrator tried too hard to sound 'sexy'

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

Reviewed: 02-22-12

I've read every book written by Patricia Briggs at least twice, and have listened to all her audio books until this one. I found Ms Bradshaw's narration irritating, so much so that i couldn't listen to the book. It seemed she was trying too hard to make her voice smooth and husky instead of using a natural tone. If not for that, I might have been able to listen to the characters because they didn't seem too bad at first, and I thought once she got into the book, they'd only improve. Unfortunately, I found myself grinding my teeth at her narrator's voice. Disappointing.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Kiss of Snow

  • Psy-Changeling Series, Book 10
  • By: Nalini Singh
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,118

Since the moment of her defection from the PsyNet and into the SnowDancer wolf pack, Sienna Lauren has had one weakness: Hawke. Alpha and dangerous, he compels her to madness. Hawke is used to walking alone, having lost the woman who would've been his mate long ago. But Sienna fascinates the primal heart of him, even as he tells himself she is far too young to handle the wild fury of the wolf.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kiss Of Snow was GRRReat!!!!

  • By d.e.matthews on 06-17-11

Couldn't get past cradle robber factor

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

Reviewed: 12-11-11

Would you try another book from Nalini Singh and/or Angela Dawe?

Absolutely

Would you ever listen to anything by Nalini Singh again?

Yes!

What does Angela Dawe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I don't consider listening to books

Was Kiss of Snow worth the listening time?

Well.... I guess I didn't want to miss a chapter of the Psy/Changeling series, but I was uncomfortable with the

1 of 4 people found this review helpful