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  • Bite Me If You Can

  • Argeneau Vampires, Book 6
  • By: Lynsay Sands
  • Narrated by: Rick Robertson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 921
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 692
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 694

One minute Leigh is walking home in the early hours of the morning, and the next a vampire is sinking his teeth into her neck. Turns out it was a rogue vampire marked for termination, but it does Leigh little good because the damage's already been done. She's become one of them.... Lucian Argeneau, hunter of rogue vampires, has been alive for over 2,000 years, and there's very little to excite him anymore. Food has become tasteless, sex is ordinary. Then Leigh drops into his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LUCIAN

  • By tashma on 09-05-10

I love this series but....

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

Reviewed: 03-21-17

I love this series but I am constantly running into this with several other audiobooks and it just pains me.... mispronunciation of names!!!! Is there no way the company that records these books can check with the publisher/ author to see how the character names are supposed to be pronounced.... in this book there wouldn't even be a need for it as I repeatedly hear the narrator pronounce "Lucian" (loo-Shen) as "loo-Chen" and even "loo-chi-en" ..... I mean how hard is it??? Makes me want my money back at times when I physically cringe at every pronunciation 😡

  • Eighteen (18)

  • Based on a True Story
  • By: JA Huss
  • Narrated by: Ava Erickson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485

He wants things from me. Dirty things, nasty things, forbidden things. And I have to give in. His attention is completely inappropriate, but I can't say no. The way he looks at me...the way he watches me through my bedroom window...the way he drags me deeper and deeper into his completely forbidden fantasy just...turns me on. He knows it turns me on. He holds all the power. He holds all the cards. He holds my entire future in his hands. I have to give in. Because Mr. Alesci is my teacher. And I need everything he's offering.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • JA Huss is on point!

  • By Misty on 07-01-16

Oooohhhh Mmmmyyyyy!!

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

Reviewed: 02-11-17

The performance is Amazing!! Book is super hot!!!!! More than once!!! And the writing is awesome!! Loved it!

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  • A Shiver of Light

  • Merry Gentry, Book 9
  • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,309
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,180
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,193

Merry Gentry pretends to be human. She moved to Los Angeles and began working as a private investigator at Grey's Detective Agency. But all of this is just a disguise; in fact she is a princess of faerie, her real name is Meredith Nic Essus, and she had to flee the Dark Court of Faerie because of attempts on her life. In order to inherit her rightful crown, Merry needed to conceive an heir, a notoriously difficult task for the slow-reproducing Fey. In the 2009 novel Divine Misdemeanors, Merry had finally achieved that goal - and fans have been kept waiting all this time to find out what happens!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narration not for me

  • By Dee on 06-05-14

Loved the story, hated the performance!!

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

Reviewed: 06-17-16

So, this is the second time that I will write a review like this because I just don't understand what the producers/ audio company are thinking #1: when they get someone other than the usual performer to read the book... I understand that this person may be unavailable or things happen, but if you are going to choose a new person to read the story rather than the performer that read the other 6 or 7.... The least you can do is require that person to read in the same style as the original person everyone is familiar with....and #2 make sure the new person speaks consistently, same accents and the same pronunciation of main character's names, places and things.... I couldn't tell you as a serious fan of these books and Laurell Murlington's previous performances of this series..... It made my stomach hurt, made me angry at times and sometimes made me not even want to listen because of the way Ms. Hill preformed this book... To me, it should be a courtesy to the reader that the producers make it as similar as possible and when they aren't, it makes me angry that I wasted my money listening to it when I should have just bought the paperback and read it myself and pronounced these things like we are used to hearing them.... It was just extremely painful at times getting through the performance, which takes away from the story.... But I still love this series, the story itself is amazing regardless of the reading.

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  • One with You

  • Crossfire Series, Book 5
  • By: Sylvia Day
  • Narrated by: Jill Redfield, Jeremy York
  • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,902
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,398

Gideon Cross. Falling in love with him was the easiest thing I've ever done. It happened instantly. Completely. Irrevocably. Marrying him was a dream come true. Staying married to him is the fight of my life. Love transforms. Ours is both a refuge from the storm and the most violent of tempests. Two damaged souls entwined as one.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed with the Ending!

  • By SONIA RAMOS on 04-08-16

Books are Brilliant, performance A++++++

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

Reviewed: 04-14-16

Props to Sylvia on an ingenious plot line 2 this series and to Jill Redfield and Jeremy York for an amazing performance.... They play the roles perfectly!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Swallowing Darkness

  • A Novel
  • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Claudia Black
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 879
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 891

"I am Meredith, princess of faerie, wielder of the hands of Flesh and Blood, and at long last, I am with child twins, fathered by my royal guard. Though my uncle, Taranis, King of Light and Illusion, claims that he is the true father since he abducted me from my home, betrayed, and defiled me. And now he has branded my guards as a threat to my unborn children."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tastey Morsel

  • By Rebecca Porisch on 11-17-08

Book series are great, performance meh...

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

Reviewed: 03-03-16

I love this series but have to admit, whose ever decision it was to change performers all the sudden, in my opinion, should be reprimanded!! I understand technical things happen to where some performers may not be available, but using a performer with an English/British accent to represent a character who is not English/British shouldn't have happened. Also, Laurel Merlington has been the "voice" of all the characters in this series since the start and hearing Claudia Black with the accent and different pronunciation of familiar words, just ruined the performance aspect for me. It wasn't just absolutely horrible but just made it not as enjoyable listening.... Nothing against Claudia Black..... I just wish the producers would at least make the new readers pronounce the words the same and not change it... Just my 2 coppers..

  • Seduced by Moonlight

  • Meredith Gentry, Book 3
  • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,026

"I am Meredith Gentry, P.I., and Princess Merry, heir to the throne of Faerie. Now there are those among us who whisper I am more. And who can blame them? I've awakened the dazzling magic that's slumbered in them for thousands of years. But the thing is, I can't figure out why."

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is inconsistent.

  • By Laura on 10-30-09

Love this series!!

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

Reviewed: 09-08-15

Laurel Merlington is a great reader and performer of this series... I can't imagine it without her. Laurell K Hamilton is one of my favorite authors and she has never disappointed me!

  • A Caress of Twilight

  • Meredith Gentry, Book 2
  • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,596
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,200

After eluding relentless assassination attempts by Prince Cel, her cousin and rival for the Faerie crown, Meredith Gentry, Los Angeles private eye, has a whole new set of problems. To become queen, she must bear a child before Cel can father one of his own. But havoc lies on the horizon: people are dying in mysterious, frightening ways, and suddenly the very existence of the place known as Faerie is at grave risk.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story- Terrible Narrator

  • By Alyssa Reid on 06-08-16

This series rocks!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-08-15

I love this series and the reader is amazing... She does all this series and her performances are amazing! She brings each character to life brilliantly!

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  • A Kiss of Shadows

  • Meredith Gentry, Book 1
  • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,749
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,763

"All it would take was my true name being mentioned after dark, and it would float back to my aunt. She was the Queen of Air and Darkness, and that meant that anything said in the dark was hers to hear, eventually. The fact that spotting the missing Elven American Princess had become more popular than spotting Elvis helped."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not for the prudish reader -- but,

  • By Mysticalsister on 03-21-09

Love this series!!

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

Reviewed: 07-27-15

Love this series.... The narrator is brilliant!!! Good read!!! This is my second time reading this series and love it more each time.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Up from the Grave

  • Night Huntress, Book 7
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,195

There's always one more grave to dig. Lately, life has been unnaturally calm for vampires Cat Crawfield and her husband, Bones. They should have known better than to relax their guard, because a shocking revelation sends them back into action to stop an all-out war…. A rogue CIA agent is involved in horrifying secret activities that threaten to raise tensions between humans and the undead to dangerous heights. Now Cat and Bones are in a race against time to save their friends from a fate worse than death…because the more secrets they unravel, the deadlier the consequences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Missed Kat and Bones

  • By Julius on 01-29-14

Tavia Gilbert is an amazing narrator!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-14-15

I love who they chose 2 read this awesome series!!! I could listen to her all day/ night...
These books rock Ms. Frost!!!! Cheers!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fifty Shades Darker

  • Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,204

Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Point, Well Made!!

  • By Moki on 05-04-12

Love

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

Reviewed: 07-11-15

Love love love!!! This is an amazing series now matter how much people talk... If more men were like this, us women would be happy campers!!!