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  • The Chemist

  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,918
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,883

She used to work for the US government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened all night!

  • By bebe on 06-04-17

Another great non-sparkly book by Stephenie Meyer!

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

Reviewed: 08-28-17

I really enjoyed this book. As with her other Non-Twilight book, the Host, this had nothing to do with sparkly vampires. I enjoyed the pace of the book and also the suspense of not knowing when the next hit was going to take place or how the main characters were going to avoid them. This book is just another example of the versatility of the author Stephenie Meyer! Well Done!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dungeon Born

  • Divine Dungeon Series, Book 1
  • By: Dakota Krout
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,550
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,520

For eons, conquering dungeons has been the most efficient way to become a strong adventurer. Although not everything is as straightforward as it seems. Several questions have always plagued the minds of those who enter these mythical places of power: why are there so many monsters? Where do the amazing weaponry and heavy gold coins come from? Why does the very air fill with life-giving energies? Cal has all of the answers to these age-old questions, for a very simple reason. He is a Dungeon Heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Gem in the RPG/Fantasy Genre

  • By SirMehr on 04-01-17

The Dungeon is Alive!!

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

Reviewed: 05-20-17

I had heard this story compared to Ready Player One, but where that was a futurist game going back to earlier well known games, this one was more like going back to beginning game programming. Back when you programmed in DOS. I remember writing little programs where first you learned to put a pixel character on screen, then learned how to move the character around, then learned to make the character interact with other things you programmed. This book reminded me of that. First Cal learned to create things, then learned to move them around, then each time he would see how his little monsters interacted, he would go back and re-do them to make them better.

I think this would be teen - young adult range, but as a (sometimes) adult I still enjoyed the story and would go onto the second in this series, just to find out all the changes the dungeon would come up.

Since I listened to this as an audiobook, the narrator, Vikas Adam, did a good job on all the characters. The Dungeon Heart (Cal) and his little willow-o-wisp (Danny) were portrayed in young pre-teen voices and like most pre-teens they seemed to get into little arguments over nothings. Vikas did a good job portraying their teen angst.

46 of 51 people found this review helpful

  • Snapshot

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: William DeMeritt
  • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,743
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,566
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,565

From New York Times number-one best-selling author Brandon Sanderson comes a detective thriller in a police beat like no other. Anthony Davis and his partner, Chaz, are the only real people in a city of 20 million, sent there by court order to find out what happened in the real world 10 days ago so that hidden evidence can be brought to light and located in the real city today. Within the re-created Snapshot of May 1, Davis and Chaz are the ultimate authorities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yet, Another Universe

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 03-04-17

Another Great Sanderson Tale!

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

Reviewed: 02-20-17

I loved this story! It was a short-story but full up to the brim with Brandon Sanderson style mind-twisting stuff. I always have to keep an open mind when I read (or listen to) his stories. He always takes me someplace I wasn't expecting. Loved It!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Where the Wild Things Bite

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,102
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,847

Delivering a rare book to a valued customer is definitely part of mild-mannered archivist Anna Whitfield's job description. You know what isn't? Protecting her precious cargo from midflight theft by the very pilot who is flying her to Half-Moon Hollow...while trying to appear as unappetizing as possible to the only other passenger, a vampire. Undead bookstore owner Jane Jameson could be waiting a very long time for her book. Possibly forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great adventure

  • By Troublemer(tammy hovey) on 07-29-16

Camping with a Vampire? Funny!

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

Reviewed: 08-01-16

Molly Harper delivers again! I love this series of books and even though they have some of the same characters from other books, this one stands on its own. There is no rehashing of other stories in the series. Just jump in and enjoy!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dirty Little Secrets

  • A J.J. Graves Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Liliana Hart
  • Narrated by: Laura Faye Smith
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,006
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 892
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 887

J.J. Graves has seen a lot of dead bodies in her line of work... She's not only in the mortuary business, but she's also the coroner for King George County, Virginia. When a grisly murder is discovered in the small town of Bloody Mary, it's up to J.J. and her best friend, Detective Jack Lawson, to bring the victim justice. The murders are piling up...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Promising mystery, but lousy romance

  • By A. Moose on 03-10-15

Nice Little Mystery

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

Reviewed: 01-17-14

This was a nice little suspense mystery told from the coroner, J. J. Graves, point of view. I did enjoy the build-up of suspense as the body count rose and the different little clues that pointed in different directions for our coroner and detective to follow.

This book hit on one of my mystery pet peeves. One of the things that I enjoy about a good mystery is being able to follow along with the lead person and try to figure out what is going on right along with them. Sometimes I can figure it out and sometimes I can’t, but I enjoy the attempt. My pet peeve is when absolutely no clues lead to the person doing the crime or when a previously unknown character comes into the story at the end and reveals all. Although the person doing the crimes in this book is mentioned in the story, absolutely nothing points his way until the big reveal. So at the end of the story is a nicely wrapped up conclusion given to you by the killer when he tells why he did everything … not the mystery being solved by the detective or the coroner.

This book is the first book in the J. J. Graves Mystery series. Even though this book is part of a series, it could definitely be read as a stand-alone book. No cliffhangers, thank you Ms. Hart!

The Narration Review
This audiobook was narrated by Laura Faye Smith. This was the first narration I heard from Ms. Smith and I really enjoyed it. She had good voices and a crisp clean sound to her narration. She was a good choice for this mystery detective read.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Midnight Reckoning

  • Dark Dynasties, Book 2
  • By: Kendra Leigh Castle
  • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

This second electrifying installment in Kendra Leigh Castle’s Dark Dynasties series follows Lyra Black, the future leader of a powerful werewolf pack. When wild, passionate Lyra is violently attacked, the normally disinterested vampire cat-shifter Jaden Harrison saves her. But Lyra isn’t out of the woods yet. As she and Jaden find themselves irresistibly drawn together, ancient enemies prepare to strike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • PARANORMAL PURRRRFECTION

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 08-19-12

Another Great Story in the Dark Dynasties Series!

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

Reviewed: 09-25-13

This was the second book in the Dark Dynasties series and could be read as a stand-alone without reading the first in the series. I recommend that you read the first book, Dark Awakening, just because it would give you a better understanding of everything that has already happened and because it was a great book!

In this world created by Kendra Leigh Castle, Vampires and Werewolves do not get along. The have huge trust issues with each other and avoid each other whenever possible. So when Jaden decides to go the see Lyra Black and return something to her, he is walking straight into werewolf territory and they is no guarantee that he will walk out alive.

I really enjoyed this second book in the series, almost more than the first. Lyra and Jaden think they are natural rivals, just like cats and dogs, but they aren’t. Neither can understand why the other is interesting. Unfortunately for both, the long-standing aversion to each other’s species leaves them both at odds with the strangeness between them. When Jaden agrees to teach Lyra how to fight better, they are thrown together and forced to face their feelings or fight them off tooth and tail. The future of Lyra’s pack is hanging on by a whisker and her ability to fight maybe the only thing that saves her from warming the bed of an unwelcome mate.

The Narration Review
This audiobook was narrated by Pete Bradbury and he also narrated the first story in this series, Dark Awakening! Once again his narration was great. I really enjoy his voices for all the characters. He has a very clear voice and he really brings emotions and action to life with his story telling abilities.

  • Dark Awakening

  • By: Kendra Leigh Castle
  • Narrated by: Peter Bradbury
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 151

Acclaimed for her richly imagined paranormal romances, Kendra Leigh Castle begins her Dark Dynasties series with this sizzling tale. Shapeshifting vampire Tynan MacGillivray has been ordered to find a human seer who can give his clan the upper hand in a devastating war. So he tracks down Lily Quinn, and together they discover a new world of danger, sensuality, and powers that cannot be controlled.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Vampire Shape Shifters? So Unnecessary...

  • By Sabrina Smith on 10-31-13

A New Favorite Author!

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

Reviewed: 09-17-13

I have found a new author to add to my favorites list! I loved all the different vampire dynasties in this story. Each different dynasty had their own special abilities or power. Most of them set up as monarchies and each believing they are better than the next. As with most monarchies, they had a class system that they were stuck in. If you weren’t highblood, then you were lowblood and the best any lowblood could hope for was servant status for the highblood.

Lily Quinn is believed to be a seer and the Ptolemy dynasty want her. Tynan can shift into cat form, so the Ptolemy consider him a lowblood and they send him to go and bring her back to them so they can use her physic gift to see who has been killing their people. When Tynan finds Lily, she is more than he expects and now he isn’t sure he wants to bring her in.

As the story goes, it just keeps building and building. There is such a mystery around Lily that other vampire clans start to take notice, now Lily and Tynan are running for their lives.
This was a great story and was like a whole box of Godiva Chocolates. It had a variety of different of different well rounded characters. It also had great character and world building. I really enjoyed the whole thing and cannot wait to read the next in the series.

The Narration Review
This audiobook was narrated by Pete Bradbury and I loved his voice! He had a really good story telling voice and a host of different voices and accents for all the characters. He definitely added to the enjoyment of this story. He was a pleasure to listen to!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Cast in Dark Waters

  • By: Ed Gorman, Tom Piccirilli
  • Narrated by: Leah Frederick
  • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

Her name was Crimson...and she was a legend. A beautiful pirate queen who plundered the 16th Century Caribbean sea by day and confronted voodoo and vampires during the steaming tropical nights.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Little Paranormal Pirate Adventure Story

  • By Squeak on 08-10-13

A Great Little Paranormal Pirate Adventure Story

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

Reviewed: 08-10-13

This was a great little paranormal pirate story. The lead pirate was a lady named Crimson. That’s right a girl pirate and boy was she tuff! She was paid for a voyage to help a couple find and return their daughter, who they believe is being held against her will on a haunted island. Crimson believes her husband was also lost on or near the island so she is determined to find the island and recover them both.

The life of pirates always makes for a great adventure story and this story hits the mark. At first it was a bit confusing for me, but as the story got going and I got comfortable with the terminology, it really picked up speed. It was a little too short for me and the ending did leave a bit of mystery to continue on to the next story.

Even though this was number 11 in the series, I think they are all stand-alone books and I did feel like you could listen to this book without hearing the previous 10 books.


The Narration Review
This audiobook was narrated by Leah Frederick. She has a clear voice and did well for the different character voices and accents she used in this story.

** Note **
I received this audiobook free from the Audio Jukebox Solid Gold Reviewer Program and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I received no chocolate or any other compensation in exchange for my review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Theft of Swords

  • Riyria Revelations, Volume 1
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 22 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,493
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,005
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,985

Acclaimed author Michael J. Sullivan created instant best sellers with his spellbinding Riyria Revelations series. This first volume introduces Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater, two enterprising thieves who end up running for their lives when they’re framed for the death of the king. Trapped in a conspiracy bigger than they can imagine, their only hope is unraveling an ancient mystery - before it’s too late.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A GOOD START TO A SERIES

  • By Randall on 12-24-18

Great Fantasy Adventure Story!

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

Reviewed: 03-02-13

This was a great epic adventure story! The story was constantly moving along and doesn't slog down any place. Just when I thought I had it all figured out the author would reveal something and completely change my mind. This story was very enjoyable and I highly recommend this story to anyone who enjoys fantasy adventure tales. The narrator, Tim Gerard Reynolds, had great enunciation and a good repertoire of voices for the different characters. He was a pleasure to listen to.

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Scarlet

  • The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Marissa Meyer
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,924
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,244

Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the best-selling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison - even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not sure if fault lies in performance or story

  • By Jennie on 02-08-13

Another Hit!

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

Reviewed: 02-14-13

I loved these twisted tales. This series just keeps getting better. I highly recommend this series to all lovers of great young adult tales!