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  • Demon Magic and a Martini

  • The Guild Codex: Spellbound, Book 4
  • By: Annette Marie
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

 

When I first landed a bartending job at the local guild, I didn't know a thing about magic. These days, I'm practically an expert on the different magical classes, but there's one nobody ever talks about: Demonica. Turns out they have a good reason for that. My guild is strictly hellion-free, because who wants to risk life and limb to control the biggest bullies on the mythic playground? Well, some people do, and now, a demon has been loosed in the city. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • it was good but more of a transition

  • By SciFi lover on 04-24-19

it was good but more of a transition

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

Reviewed: 04-24-19

The books before it had changing plot lines or directions. This one stayed one the same theme. It made it seem shorter, with fewer transitions. It made it more of a transition itself.

Each book before it delved into one of the three mages secrets, this one was Ezra's. Very interesting.

  • Bah, Humbug!

  • A Romantic Comedy Christmas Novella
  • By: Heather Horrocks
  • Narrated by: Anne Johnstonbrown
  • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

Lexi Anderson is an up-and-coming, Martha Stewart-type TV hostess whose two kids love the Jared Strong adventure novels, which happen to be written by their new neighbor, Kyle Miller. For the first time in his writing career, Kyle has writer's block - until he sees the snowman on his lawn and realizes it's the perfect solution to his plot problem. He digs in and discovers two things: one, his villain's weapon will fit inside a snowman's body, and two, this particular snowman was supposed to be the backdrop for Lexi's next show.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • little too much church and God for me

  • By SciFi lover on 03-26-19

little too much church and God for me

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

Reviewed: 03-26-19

Little too much church and God for me. The pastor just expects to see the new woman in town at church in Sunday. It was too much that the one church was the ONLY church, which is too much pressure. A few God references and this type is not for me. Still it was light enough for me to enjoy the story. The biggest plot issue was how fast the romance happens. They don't even really know each other.

  • Kade's Dark Embrace

  • Immortals of New Orleans, Book 1
  • By: Kym Grosso
  • Narrated by: Ryan West
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,750
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,632
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,624

After a series of girls are ritualistically murdered on the cold streets of Philadelphia, seasoned detective, Sydney Willows, is forced to work with sexy, alpha vampire, Kade Issacson. While working the case, Sydney finds herself inexplicably drawn to Kade, fighting the passion she feels towards him. Kade, determined to solve the case and mete out justice, is captivated by the independent, fiery detective.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!

  • By EmLeeAnn on 10-07-14

simplistic with flip-flop heroine

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

Reviewed: 02-28-19

Romance package
Struggled to finish. No chemistry, insta love with no good reason as the descriptions of why he "loves" her or vise versa not matching actions. Woman changes desire and dislikes with no good reasonings.

  • To Katie with Love

  • By: Erica Lucke Dean
  • Narrated by: Kathryn Merry
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

Banker Katie James has a serious thing for romance novels. She’d almost rather settle for a fictional boyfriend than risk her heart on a flesh-and-blood man. Besides, the only real guy she’s remotely interested in is her rich, unattainable client, the mysterious Cooper Maxwell. Cooper crashes Katie’s 29th birthday party and one too many drinks lands Katie in uncharted territory...Cooper’s bedroom! Katie dives headfirst into the relationship only to discover that Cooper is keeping secrets...dangerous ones.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • was that a romance?

  • By SciFi lover on 02-05-19

was that a romance?

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

First 1/2 went nowhere fast. Then there is no trust on either part of the characters. This was just not fun. No chemistry because there is no sharing on his part and she makes ridiculous senarios and assumptions with help. Her clumsiness is just awkward. Had to push through the this story.

  • House Immortal

  • House Immortal, Book 1
  • By: Devon Monk
  • Narrated by: Leslie Carroll
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 107

Matilda Case isn't like most folks. In fact, she's unique in the world, the crowning achievement of her father's experiments - a girl pieced together from bits. Or so she believes. That is, until Abraham Seventh shows up at her door, stitched with life thread just like her and insisting that enemies are coming to kill them all. Tilly is one of thirteen incredible creations known as the galvanized, stitched together beings who are immortal and unfathomably strong.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Mostly introduction

  • By Reanne on 03-03-15

cliffhanger

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

Lots of info dump and world building but yet not enough to define the politics. Rules are given last minute just to move the plot in a direction rather than sticking to what has already been defined. We are left always playing catch up, out of the loop.
There is an interesting premise and some interesting characters but it was only OK to Good story wise because of the cliffhanger ending.

  • Blackbirds

  • By: Chuck Wendig
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 280
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 277

Miriam Black knows when you will die. Still in her early twenties, she’s foreseen hundreds of car crashes, heart attacks, strokes, suicides, and slow deaths by cancer. But when Miriam hitches a ride with truck driver Louis Darling and shakes his hand, she sees that in thirty days he will be gruesomely murdered while he calls her name. Miriam has given up trying to save people; that only makes their deaths happen. No matter what she does, she can’t save Louis. But if she wants to stay alive, she’ll have to try.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not for the faint of heart or kids but exciting

  • By Steph on 04-07-14

violence deception horrid women

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

I wouldn't have finished except I wanted to give an honest review. This had no fun for me. All horrid characters. 6 women in whole book, 5 at least semi psychopathic. About the same for the men though I didn't count.
If you like horror and a lot of violence with no humor but with a suspenseful plot, you might like it. Not at all for me.

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  • Forgiving Reed

  • By: C. A. Harms
  • Narrated by: Em Eldridge
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 143

Kori suffered a great loss, one that left her feeling so desolate and alone, that she believed nothing would ever fill the void... The only thing that kept her going was the one little piece of joy she still had in her life, her baby boy, Rhett. She had no choice but to move forward and give her son the best life she could. Which meant moving back home. Except there was one problem. Home was where Reed would be... The man who once held her heart, then shattered it into a million pieces.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartbreaking yet sweet as can be!

  • By Krystyn - AudiobookObsession on 09-12-18

Filled with tropes and too good to be true<br />

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

Reviewed: 03-15-18

Meh. Just too predictable and over reaction. Everything was just so hunky dory and then she left the friend up in the air. Definitely a cliffhanger though not on the main characters, they spent a bunch of time on the friend. A bunch of time wasted.

  • 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 2,007
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,876
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,866

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

great, great, great, narration and story<br />

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

Reviewed: 12-10-17

Nell is even more part of the team. Nell's family dynamics come to play, her sister's well being and a suitor from the church. we know that is not going to work but Nell has to at least look at it to see it is not possible... or wanted?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sins & Shadows

  • A Shadows Inquiries Novel
  • By: Lyn Benedict
  • Narrated by: Marnye Young
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

Sylvie Lightner is no ordinary P.I. She specializes in cases involving the unusual, in a world where magic is real-and where death isn't the worst thing that can happen to you.But when an employee is murdered in front of her, Sylvie has had enough. After years of confounding the dark forces of the Magicus Mundi, she's closing up shop-until a man claiming to be the God of Justice wants Sylvie to find his lost lover. And he won't take no for an answer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Action.....

  • By Linda Vlasak on 08-09-10

like stepping into a 3rd book of a series

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

Reviewed: 05-12-17

This was a struggle because we are constantly playing catch up and being bombarded with back story. Every new character seemed to have a history and back story. New characters were throughout the book, so it was constant catch up. The story still would have been good or OK but the ending was unsatisfying.

  • The Lies of Locke Lamora

  • By: Scott Lynch
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,908
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,388

An orphan's life is harsh---and often short---in the island city of Camorr, built on the ruins of a mysterious alien race. But born with a quick wit and a gift for thieving, Locke Lamora has dodged both death and slavery, only to fall into the hands of an eyeless priest known as Chains---a man who is neither blind nor a priest. A con artist of extraordinary talent, Chains passes his skills on to his carefully selected "family" of orphans---a group known as the Gentlemen Bastards.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stupendous, but be warned.

  • By Luke A. Reynolds on 11-30-09

odd man out here

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

Reviewed: 04-24-17

Struggled to get through this. Not quite fantasy, fantasy, very bloody and violent, 1/2 way young adult, book. The only positive I come out with is that it had interesting characters, though half of them are killed off, even the good ones