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  • Written in Red

  • A Novel of the Others
  • By: Anne Bishop
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Harris
  • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,223

As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut - a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg's Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard - a business district operated by the Others. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Original, emotion-driven alternative reality

  • By Mike on 03-10-15

This is the second time around for reading this!

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

Reviewed: 03-17-18

As the title says I have read this series before but it has been quite a while since the first time and a 6th book has just come out, so I thought I would get a "refresher" so that I knew what it was all about. I thought I would read a little of each book to just get a taste, but at once with this (the first) I was once again glued and could not stop at just a "taste".
I have found that there was a whole new nuance and I enjoyed it even more the second time around.
This story is not about a tough heroine who goes out to win the prize or beat the bully, this a story about a person who is used by a so called protector and how in the midst of a snow storm ends up a a place no human goes by choice but still manages to make a life with "the Others".
Yes it has "were Wolves", "Vampires" and all other kinds of Others, but this is NOT about horror or terror of the night, it is much deeper than that and all I can say is that Anne Bishop has a beautiful mind to create a world like Fasia and still keep my interest through 6 books and then come back around for a second and maybe even a 3rd look, who knows?
The Narrator does an excellent job to keep interest in all of the characters, from hawks and crows to wolves and vampires and elementals and there is even one in there that even the others have no name.
So pull up a comfy chair and listen to you hearts content, knowing that you are safe because the Others are Here.

  • The Zero Blessing

  • The Zero Enigma, Book 1
  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375

Caitlyn Aguirre should have been a magician. Her family certainly expected her to be a magician. But by the time she reached her 12th birthday, Caitlyn hadn't even managed to cast a single spell! In desperation, her parents send her - and her magical sisters - to Jude's Sorcerous Academy, her last best chance to discover her powers. But as she struggles to survive her classes without a single spell to her name, Caitlyn starts to uncover an ancient mystery that may prove the key to her true powers....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In a world of Magic, One Girl has Zero

  • By Jas P on 10-26-17

Once more Chrisopher Nuttall gives us great story

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

Reviewed: 10-27-17

I have loved C G Nuttall's other series and this one looks just as good. As this is the first and only one so far I can only review It. The Zero Enigma is almost the opposite of his other series because, in this one it, is the lack of magic that the protagonist has to overcome. I can honestly say I cannot wait for the next book to come to Audible, to find out how this will be a real "blessing".So go on Mr Nuttall and show us all how it is done. What ever happens I will hold my breath until it arrives. In the meantime I encourage you to try this first book and you will be as keen as I am!

  • Ravenheart

  • Crossbreed Series, Book 2
  • By: Dannika Dark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,220
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,038
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,030

Two weeks after joining Keystone, Raven Black is ready to take on the world as a criminal hunter for hire. If only her partner wasn't a bloodsucking Vampire with a penchant for getting under her skin. Despite her lavish surroundings, Raven misses the freedom of life without rules. And Keystone's next assignment is about to test her self-control in more ways than one. Dead bodies are popping up in the human district, and all signs point to a Breed serial killer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An Average Sequel with Little Romance

  • By Kjda on 11-18-17

This series has really got me in.

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

Reviewed: 10-06-17

Crossbreed number 2 is even better than 1, I stayed up till gone midnight listening to it and as soon as I got up I kept going until the end, roll on number 3.
The Narrator is great at what she does and I could listen to that dark chocolate voice for ever! It is going to be a great series and I am getting every one of them as soon as they come out.
So spend your credits with the certainty that you are getting a great author, a great story and narrator combination and hours of good listening.

  • Keystone

  • Crossbreed Series, Book 1
  • By: Dannika Dark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,058
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,814
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,797

When the road forks, how do you know which path is the right one? Raven Black hunts evildoers for fun, but her vigilante justice isn't the only reason she's hiding from the law. Half vampire, half mage, she's spent years living as a rogue to stay alive. When a Russian shifter offers her a job in his covert organization hunting outlaws, dignity and a respectable career are finally within her grasp.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • And she did it again! Another fantastic book.

  • By Gracie on 02-08-17

Well this is something a bit different.

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

Reviewed: 09-30-17

This is the first book in a series and having read it I am getting the next one, so it must have been a good story,.But what got me in was the different characters, and are they different. There is a Vampire, a mage or two (one who is blind), a cheetah shifter, a wolf shifter, a relic, a sensor and a half-breed. They are complicated people leading complicated lives, but it does work.
The Narrator does a great job and keeps it real, they have tones and accents, but you are always sure who is talking at the time.
So all in all it was a great book, and I recommend it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wounded

  • Rylee Adamson, Book 8
  • By: Shannon Mayer
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

When children go missing and the humans have no leads, I'm the one they call. I am their last hope in bringing home the lost ones. I salvage what they cannot. The clock is ticking, and I can feel the weight of the final battle with the demon hordes looming over my head. The puzzle pieces are becoming clearer, but the casualty list is growing. And with each name that is added to those we've lost, my confidence cracks a little more.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator change!

  • By AngelsDawn on 01-24-18

Hooray for Shannon Mayer and Rilee.

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

Reviewed: 06-28-17

Beware this is a 2 X box of Tissues episode.
Having said that it is still Rilee kicking a** all over the place plus a surprise at the end.(no spoilers).
So PLEASE, if you are a Rilee fan, read this anyway, it is worth the tears HONEST.
There is a new Narrator with this book, and I was used to Emma Galvin, but Lauren Fortgang does a good job too. I really think this series is worth the credits. So if you are new to this series or this is your 8th book, read and enjoy.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Magic Bites
    Kate Daniels, Book 1
    
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        Renée Raudman
    
    


    
    Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    4,134 ratings
    Overall 4.2
  • Magic Bites

  • Kate Daniels, Book 1
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renée Raudman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,252

Atlanta would be a nice place to live, if it weren't for the magic. When the magic is up, rogue mages cast their spells and monsters appear, while guns refuse to fire and cars fail to start. But then technology returns, and the magic recedes as unpredictably as it arose, leaving all kinds of paranormal problems in its wake.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, okay narration

  • By Tera on 04-11-10

OK I bought this book just because, so glad I did!

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

Reviewed: 02-23-16

I loved this book, so much in fact I purchased the next two, without even checking them out. I have never been a big fan of werewolf and vampire books, oh I love fantasy it is my main listening thing, but I just have not had the urge for paranormal stuff. Until now, just on a whim I tried a sample of this book, the voice of Renee Raudman hooked me, have you ever heard a voice that just sent chills up your spine, well this woman does that to me. But that is not all, the story had me in five minutes, and kept me listening until the early morning. This is not your usual story of suave vampires and beastly werewolves, this is a story of what the world could have been if there was magic that came and went in waves.
Truly I have not enjoyed a book so much in ages, try it, I am sure you will be spell bound too.

  • Mr Mercedes

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266

Described as 'the best thriller of the year' Sunday Express, the No. 1 bestseller introduces retired cop Bill Hodges in a race against time to apprehend a killer. A cat-and-mouse suspense thriller featuring Bill Hodges, a retired cop who is tormented by 'the Mercedes massacre', a case he never solved. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of that notorious crime, has sent Hodges a taunting letter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED IT

  • By helen on 05-09-15

A very good story indeed!

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

Reviewed: 12-02-15

I think that although this is not his usual type of book it is indeed worthy of Stephen King. I am not usually attracted to detective type novels, but this one held my attention from beginning to end. In fact I will actually have to add that over used comment "I could not stop listening" and stayed up several nights to very early mornings. Also the narrator was first class, at no time did I think otherwise and I am picky with that. He told the tale with interest and seeming enjoyment and I was sorry when I came to the last line. I highly recomend this book to not only King fans, but also to the people who usualy would not read his books,.As I said at the beginning it is not the usual thing you expect from him, but you will not be disapointed at all.

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 163,004
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 150,447
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 150,285

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

I hope if ever I get stranded this man is around.

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

Reviewed: 06-28-15

With this book the Author has started with a bang, I actually found myself holding my breath several times during this book. It is not often I read a great deal of science fiction, but this one has a difference. A Man left on Mars and he has Mcgiver beaten hollow. Can you imagine seeing your ride home to earth disappearing into the sky knowing there is no way anyone is going to come back and fetch you because they think you are dead. How would you react? Would you just give in? Not this man, he struggles and fights for his life, until there is no hope and even then keeps fighting. Will he make it, or will Mars win? Read this book and find out. J

  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,425
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,286

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Had so much promise

  • By Brian G on 09-01-17

This Author again has a story to keep you rapt.

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

Reviewed: 06-28-15

Once again this Author has written a book to hold you rapt, after 14 I looked at more of his books but not being excited by tales of Zombies, I thought he had only written one book that would catch my interest. I was wrong, The Fold has topped 14 by a clear margin. The green cockroaches make another appearance, which is all I am going to say, otherwise I will spoil the book. I just hope this will be a long series of books because he gets me in with this lot and his work seems to get better with each one. So people if you like 14 your going to love The Fold. J

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  • Balancer

  • Advent Mage Cycle, Book 4
  • By: Honor Raconteur
  • Narrated by: Mark McClain Wilson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

This is the final book of the Advent Mage Cycle. Here is the conclusion to Garth's amazing story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fitting End

  • By Curtis Hollis Jr on 02-21-15

Still good Honor and it left me wanting more.

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

Reviewed: 06-03-15

If you have read any of my reviews on these books, you already know that I love this series, so I won't go on about it. I was sorry when I purchased it, as it seemed to be the last one, and then I spotted another title on Audibles shelves. I won't be a spoiler and tell you all about it, just know Honor has made another trip into this world.
This book like the others is written with her usual flair, but this time with some romance to go with it, not so much Garth thrashing people, but more interesting stuff about how he does his magic. Ok not quite a 100 star work but 99 at least. J