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  • Flame in the Dark

  • Soulwood, Book 3
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,999
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,869
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,859

Nell Ingram has always known she was different. Since she was a child, she's been able to feel and channel ancient powers from deep within the earth. When she met Jane Yellowrock, her entire life changed, and she was recruited into PsyLED - the Homeland Security division that polices paranormals. But now her newly formed unit is about to take on its toughest case yet. A powerful senator barely survives an assassination attempt that leaves many others dead - and the house he was visiting burns to the ground.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved Soulwood Book 3

  • By Anonymous User on 12-07-17

Can’t believe I have wait for the next book!

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

Reviewed: 12-13-17

This was an excellent read. Can’t believe I have to wait for the next book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Trace of Magic

  • The Diamond City Magic Novels, Volume 1
  • By: Diana Pharaoh Francis
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Phillips
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 199

Even the most powerful tracers can't track you if the magical trace you leave behind is too old. But I can track almost anything, even dead trace. That makes me a unicorn, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, and the Loch Ness Monster all rolled into one. In a word, I am unique. A very special snowflake. And if anyone ever finds out, I'll be dead or a slave to one of the Tyet criminal factions. Riley Hollis has quietly traced kidnapped children and quietly tipped the cops to their whereabouts one too many times.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Promising new series! Credit used with no regrets.

  • By Sandra on 03-30-16

Terrible

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

Reviewed: 10-30-17

This was an unbelievably boring, repetitive and annoying book. I purchased it because a review blurb was from an author I like. Big mistake! Dealing with the narrator's pronunciation of didn’t as did-nit was mind numbing. The male lead turned into a whining baby and the female lead constantly asked silly questions every time there was a struggle. Then the story inconsistencies just compounded my misery. Advice…spend the credit on something that has actually been through a competent editor.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Time Thief

  • A Time Thief Novel, Book 1
  • By: Katie MacAlister
  • Narrated by: Celeste Ciulla
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 75

Outcast due to their ability to manipulate time, shunned by the mortal and immortal worlds alike, a traveler's life is anything but easy. Peter Faa is a member of the Watch tracking down a murderer, and unfortunately, all clues seem to point toward his own estranged family of travelers. Any of his cousins could be guilty, but which one? They're all experts in the art of stealing time... After surviving a lightning strike, Kiya Mortenson is determined to get just one thing in her life right. And if that means taking a job as nanny to five pugs on a campsite in the Oregon wilderness, then so be it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I really tried

  • By ilmyfuzzie on 04-24-18

Really?

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

Reviewed: 02-05-15

Couldn't even make it to Chapter 4. Don't waste a credit. Enough said.

2 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Burning Room

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,771
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,746

In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent. Now Bosch and rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not up to par

  • By Patroo on 11-07-14

Hope it isn't the last one

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

Reviewed: 11-05-14

I rarely listen to anything other than Sci-Fi, but found myself drawn to this author. While others feel the narrator wasn't up to snuff, I liked the world weary aspect of Welliver's reading. I hope this isn't the last we hear from Bosch.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Blood

  • A Carpathian Novel, Book 26
  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 882
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 811
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 811

Zev Hunter was an elite warrior, a dark-blood dealer of death to rogue Lycans who preyed on mankind. He was a loner, never given to personal attachments, and damned fierce at his job. But Zev begins to question his past and his purpose when he awakens in the darkness of the sacred cave of warriors - and is soothed back to consciousness by the sensuously familiar voice of one woman, the woman who has haunted his fantasies for centuries. She was Branislava, member of the Dragonseeker clan.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Is someone else doing the writing now?

  • By GEL on 10-21-14

Done with this series

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

Reviewed: 10-16-14

Just can't listen any more. Another one jumps on the Vanilla S&M Dominance Band Wagon.

Also, the Droning Carpathian Language and Translations! On and On! Had to return only 1/3 of the way through the narration.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Heat

  • Taz Bell, Book 1
  • By: Sharon Green
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Elise Freeman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Taz is a member of a very successful rogue-hunting team. The rogues she and her teammates hunt include rogue vampires, ghouls, and shapeshifters, among others. Vampires have been legal citizens in the world for 500 years, but they do still have rogues from time to time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sharon Green

  • By Anonymous User on 11-21-18

Preachy and annoyingly "It's, that's stupid"

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

Reviewed: 08-15-14

I was hoping this was another series in which to lose myself. It starts out fairly well, but I wanted to throw it out half way through the book. The explanations for the main character's actions and her dialogue are preachy and extremely judgemental. The words "It's/that's stupid..." are used constantly. I almost downloaded the e-version, just to count how many times "stupid" occurred.

I found the main character unequivocably unlikable, and this was disappointing. I liked the idea of a former police officer turning into a bounty hunter, and maybe my expectations were too high. As the story progressed, I found myself less and less sympathetic to this character.

I would have given it one star, but I still feel this series could be salvaged. It has a decent premise, but it reached the point where I felt "stupid" listening/reading it.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Trading in Danger

  • Vatta's War, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Moon
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Holloway
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,282
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 924
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 929

The first of the acclaimed Vatta's War books, the exciting military science fiction series that features a swashbuckling spaceship-captain heroine who mixes commerce with combat.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Highly Recommend

  • By L'Aura on 11-28-09

Good Book for First in Series.

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

Reviewed: 05-21-13

I bought this book from the First in Series sale and enjoyed the story and am listening to the the rest of the books.

  • First Grave on the Right

  • Charley Davidson, Book 1
  • By: Darynda Jones
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,723
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,616
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,597

A smashing, award-winning debut novel that introduces Charley Davidson: part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper. Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light”. But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life...and it turns out he might not be dead after all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great choice for Stephanie, Lorelai or Buffy fans!

  • By Austin gal on 03-07-12

Getting the second book now!

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

Reviewed: 11-06-12

Love Lorelei King and the way she brings life to the characters. I am buying the second book as soon as I finish this review.

  • Succubus Blues

  • Georgina Kincaid, Book 1
  • By: Richelle Mead
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,855
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,011
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,028

Succubus (n.) An alluring, shape-shifting demon who seduces and pleasures mortal men. Pathetic (adj.) A succubus with great shoes and no social life. See: Georgina Kincaid. When it comes to jobs in hell, being a succubus seems pretty glamorous. A girl can be anything she wants, the wardrobe is killer, and mortal men will do anything just for a touch. Granted, they often pay with their souls, but why get technical? But Seattle succubus Georgina Kincaid's life is far less exotic.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another great paranormal series!

  • By Jessica on 04-10-11

So So

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

Reviewed: 11-05-12

I don't have any plans to read any more of this series. But, if they go on sale for half the price of a credit, I might.

  • Blowback

  • Anniversary Day Saga, Book 2 (Retrieval Artist Universe)
  • By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297

The Moon, shaken by the Anniversary Day tragedies, deals with devastation. The Earth Alliance believes another attack imminent, but no one knows where or when it will strike. Just like no one knows who ordered the attacks in the first place. The Moon’s chief security office, Noelle DeRicci, does her best to hold the United Domes government together. But Retrieval Artist Miles Flint, dissatisfied with the investigation into the Anniversary Day events, begins an investigation of his own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ending Missing--Call a Retrieval Artist?

  • By John C. on 10-22-12

Pretty good!

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

Reviewed: 11-05-12

Way to leave them wanting more! I felt it ended too soon, but I hope it's because going any further requires another book, and another book.... You get the idea.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful