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  • Dark Magic

  • Dark Series, Book 4
  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488

Young Savannah Dubrinsky was a mistress of illusion, a world-famous magician capable of mesmerizing millions. But there was one - Gregori, the Dark One - who held her in terrifying thrall. Whose cold silver eyes and heated sensuality sent shivers of danger, of desire, down her slender spine. With a dark magic all his own, Gregori - the implacable hunter, the legendary healer, the most powerful of Carpathian males - whispered in Savannah's mind that he was her destiny.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Intense

  • By Sharon on 08-11-14

Dark Magic

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

Dark Magic is already a wonderful read. Sean Crisden’s voice as Gregori just makes it better. I always find it funny to hear a male try work a female voice and vice-a-versa. Crisden has a way with Gregori that had me inclined to not chuckle at his Savannah voice. I’d love for Feehan to have two voices, one male and one female read her series. I think it would be enjoyable. If you love the Dark Series (and you must...it’s a compulsion) you will love the audio book. Buy it!

  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

  • And Other Lessons from the Crematory
  • By: Caitlin Doughty
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Doughty
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,101

Most people want to avoid thinking about death, but Caitlin Doughty - a 20-something with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre - took a job at a crematory, turning morbid curiosity into her life’s work. With an original voice that combines fearless curiosity and mordant wit, Caitlin tells an unusual coming-of-age story full of bizarre encounters, gallows humor, and vivid characters (both living and very dead).

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ms. Frizzle Takes the School Bus to a Morgue

  • By Ren on 06-02-16

The Good Death

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

Reviewed: 02-22-18

I chose to order this book because of Caitlyn Doughty’s work on her YouTube channel. I enjoy her views on death positive culture and I’ve learned a lot. Doughty’s book runs in a similar vein. She discusses with her readers the changes in how Americans view death and the process of corpse disposal. She de-mystifies the “shroud of black curtains and closed doors” in a funeral home. Doughty is forthright about the death industry. Through her educational actions I feel more comfortable about my own death. I’m even thinking about a death plan. I applaud your efforts and look forward to your next book.

  • Dragon Harper

  • Dragonriders of Pern
  • By: Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300

Life in the Harper Hall is busy for best friends Kindan, Nonala, and Kelsa. As the only female apprentices, Nonala and Kelsa are the butt of jokes and easy targets for the bully Vaxoram and his cronies. But when Kindan springs to Kelsa's defense, he winds up in a fight for his life against the older, bigger Vaxoram - a fight that will lead to a surprising friendship. Then fate intervenes in the form of a virulent plague as fast-spreading as it is deadly.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed feelings

  • By SCOTT on 11-30-17

Be prepared to cry

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

Reviewed: 07-31-17

This Pern story does not shy away from the harsh realities of an agrarian society. Anne and Todd creates a story that speaks about life, tragedy, death and then living. It is a well done tale.

I've heard other performances done by Susan Eriksen, this is not one of her better reads. She did not resonate with the characters. The company would have been smarter to stick with Dick Hill, whose voice has become synonymous with the Pern series.

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  • Dark Possession

  • Dark Series, Book 18
  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante, Jane Brown
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 767
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542

Manolito De La Cruz knew he was dangerously close to turning into a vampire. The last thing he expected after being called back to his Carpathian homeland by Prince Mikhail was to catch the scent of his destined lifemate in MaryAnn Delaney. MaryAnn is human, but she knows all too well the overwhelmingly aggressive instincts of Carpathian males.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • best of all the "dark" series.

  • By Vicki on 03-21-09

Dual reading rocks!

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

Reviewed: 07-15-15

I always cringe a little when I hear a woman reader try to read a man's voice and vice versa. Dark Possession alleviates that problem by having two voices read the story. It was never a distraction and I feel enhanced the overall quality of the work by respecting each voice. I'd definitely recommend this book to an audio fan.

  • Dark Secret

  • Dark Series, Book 15
  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 978
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 660
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 667

Rafael De La Cruz has spent centuries hunting vampires with his brothers. With each passing year, his capacity to feel emotions has grown weaker and weaker, until finally there's barely a memory of one left - only sheer willpower keeps him from turning into the very abomination he hunts. But it'll take more than will to keep him away from the woman who is meant to be his and his alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved this book

  • By Heather on 11-05-06

Dark Secret

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

Reviewed: 06-08-15

Great story. This happens to be one of my favorites in the series. Listening to the story adds vivid high lights to what I see in my mind as I listen.

  • Emerald Knight

  • By: Michelle M. Pillow
  • Narrated by: Lesley Parkin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Whetshire Fortress, Wessex, A.D. 1171: Since birth Lady Ginevra has been betrothed to Lord Wolfram, second son to the Count of Whetshire. There was never any question as to whom she would marry or who she would be. Life has been mapped out for her and she's going to live happily ever after as a Countess. However, there is one complication to her plans. Her rogue of a future husband isn't taking to their life together with open arms. In fact, he seems to enjoy finding reasons to put the nuptials off.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book

  • By CRAZY4PEANUTBUTTER on 06-02-15

The Emerald Knight

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

Reviewed: 10-24-14

If you could sum up Emerald Knight in three words, what would they be?

heart-felt, roller-coaster, love

Who was your favorite character and why?

One of my favorite characters was William, the lead character's younger brother. He always appeared kind, pleasant and charming...the way a knight should. He was willing to sacrifice his own opportunity at love to keep a promise to his brother.

What about Lesley Parkin’s performance did you like?

Lesley Parkin's performance was spot on. I was initially hesitant when I first started listening, but soon began to look forward to hearing her read this tale. It was fun to listen to because the story takes place in old England, and with her British accent the story became more vibrant.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Oh goodness gracious! I was actually late to work one day because I was crying over one scene. I had to stay in my car until I could clear my eyes and reapply my make-up.

Any additional comments?

I have not once been steered in the wrong direction in regard to anything written by Michelle Pillow. I love her work!