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  • Venom & Vanilla

  • The Venom Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Shannon Mayer
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 992
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 879
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 879

Successful Seattle baker Alena Budrene doesn't want to die. But when she's infected with a lethal virus spread by supernatural beings, her only chance for recovery is to make a deal with the devil - or in this case, a warlock. Though he saves her life, it looks nothing like the life she once knew - and neither does she. Alena is a new breed of "Supe" no one has ever seen before. Even the supernatural police don't know what she is. Now exiled to the northern side of the Wall, is thrust into a dark and magical new world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Book Junkie on 11-08-16

The snake and the vampires

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-21-18

This author has combined creatures from Greek mythology and modern fantasy to make a good story.

  • What Have You Done

  • By: Matthew Farrell
  • Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 385
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 323

When a mutilated body is found hanging in a seedy motel in Philadelphia, forensics specialist Liam Dwyer assumes the crime scene will be business as usual. Instead, the victim turns out to be a woman he’d had an affair with before breaking it off to save his marriage. But there’s a bigger problem: Liam has no memory of where he was or what he did on the night of the murder. Panicked, Liam turns to his brother, Sean, a homicide detective. Sean has his back, but incriminating evidence keeps piling up. From fingerprints to DNA, everything points to Liam....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Would make a great movie!

  • By shelley on 10-02-18

Murder so evil

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-21-18

This book was well written and narrated! I spent the whole day on it. I couldn't put it down. Great mystery.

  • Never Smile at Strangers

  • By: Jennifer Minar-Jaynes
  • Narrated by: Anne Johnstonbrown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 305
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 262

When teenage girls vanish in what was once considered a safe, Louisiana bayou town, the lives of four desperate young locals take unexpected turns, begging the question: Do you every truly know those closest to you? When nineteen-year-old Tiffany Perron vanishes from rural Grand Trespass, Louisiana, best friend Haley Landry's relationship with her boyfriend becomes increasingly strained. To make matters worse, her impressionable younger sister Becky has begun idolizing an impetuous, seductive 15 year old who's encouraging her to do dangerous things.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • decent book, narrator grated on my nerves

  • By Sabinennc on 06-13-15

Murder and crazy small towns

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-20-18

This was a really good murder mystery! Shamelessly bad manners and morals are continuously shocking in this small town story.

  • Ugly Young Thing

  • By: Jennifer Jaynes
  • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236

Sixteen-year-old Allie has already experienced a lifetime of horror, having lost her mother and serial killer brother to mental illness. Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana, Allie ends up in foster care and is placed with Miss Bitty, an eccentric but kindly older woman who shows her a new direction and brighter future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The title captured my interest!

  • By Wayne on 01-02-16

Serial killer hunter

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-19-18

This book was very different from most killer and prey books that I have read. It was enjoyable!

  • Venom

  • Dark Riders Motorcycle Club Volume 2
  • By: Elsa Day
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pate
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Lilly Clarkfeld never wanted this life. Instead of burying her head in books, she finds herself on the back of a motorcycle. Not only that, but her arms are wrapped around Asher, the Dark Riders' rugged VP, and Lily's first love. But when Lilly is kidnapped by a rival club, all her carefully crafted plans go flying out the window. Venom, the ruthless president of Tarantulas MC, is not the kind of man to say please. He gets what he wants, and he'll even turn Lilly against the people she cares about most to do it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The two bikers and the hostage

  • By happyjo on 11-18-18

The two bikers and the hostage

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-18-18

This book was enjoyable and I was really into the story...until suddenly...Cliffhanger! I hate that!

  • Southern Pleasure

  • By: Kaylee Ryan
  • Narrated by: Amy Johnson, Joe Arden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260

They tell you that a parent's love is all consuming. I never put much thought into it. Not until the minute I heard her take her first breath. That little girl is my world. I'd do anything to protect her. My ex signed over her rights, and her family vowed that my daughter didn't exist. Now that she's gone, they want my little girl. They're trying to say I can't give her what she needs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Super Sweet

  • By Ann on 07-23-16

It's all about the baby

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-18-18

This book will tug at your heart strings. It has good narration and a different story line.

  • Before He Sees

  • A Mackenzie White Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Blake Pierce
  • Narrated by: Elaine Wise
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

FBI agent-in-training Mackenzie White struggles to make her mark in the FBI Academy in Quantico, trying to prove herself as a woman and as a transplant from Nebraska. Hoping she has what it takes to become an FBI agent and leave her life in the Midwest behind for good, Mackenzie just wants to keep a low profile and impress her superiors.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance Inconsistent with Story!

  • By lisa on 05-13-17

The serial killer

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-18

While trying to graduate from FBI academy, an extremely talented woman is being book from solving a mystery. A really good story!

  • Throb

  • By: Vi Keeland
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Molly Glenmore
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,870
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,749
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,741

Eight weeks ago I signed a contract. It seemed like a good idea at the time: a handsome bachelor, luxury accommodations, and a chance to win a prize my family desperately needed. There were some rules, though - lots of them actually. I had to follow the script and avoid dating, sex, or disclosing the terms of the deal. After my self-imposed moratorium on men last year, it wouldn't be hard to live up to my end of the bargain...or so I thought.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome story!

  • By Angelica Quintero on 08-23-15

Falling in love

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-16-18

This book is about two people breaking rules, sneaking around and falling in love. It is a good book. The narrators did a great job.

  • Oklahoma Christmas Blues, Book 1 of the McIntyre Men Series

  • By: Maggie Shayne
  • Narrated by: Traci Odom
  • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Darryl is on a quest for peace. His chance at fatherhood was taken from him long ago, and an IED in Iraq ensured he would never get another. In Big Falls, Oklahoma, the McIntyre brothers hire him to keep an eye on their beautiful cousin Sophie in case her criminal ex shows up. He doesn't expect to fall head over heels.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book!

  • By Cyndi on 12-25-17

Good, clean Christmas romance

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-15-18

This book will charm your heart! Lighthearted story of a doctor/ bartender and a soldier/ protection agent/ bouncer who meet in a small town.

  • Windfallen

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Michelle Ford
  • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 512

The tiny, well-ordered seaside village of Merham holds little to interest the adventurous - except for Arcadia, the breathtaking art deco house perched above the shoreline. Attracted to this magical place, young Lottie Swift surrenders freely to its temptations and ultimately must face the hard consequences of her actions. Years later, another young woman comes to Merham. A designer hired to make over the now-empty Arcadia, Daisy Parsons seeks a new beginning, as Lottie once did. Fleeing a broken relationship, Daisy finds refuge at Arcadia, and something more - a love she thought she would never know again.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just okay

  • By Dee on 07-26-15

For what we missed

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-15-18

This book was lovely and romantic. A truly good writer! I want to read more from this author.