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A. Sunmonu

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  • Ten Below Zero

  • By: Whitney Barbetti
  • Narrated by: Natasha Soudek
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242

"In here," he said, pushing on the skin above my heart, "you're 10 below zero. And you're closer to death than I am." My name is Parker. My body is marked with scars from an attack I don't remember. I don't want to remember. I choose to live my life by observation, not through experience. While people are laughing and kissing and connecting, I'm in the corner. Watching them live. I'm indifferent to everything, everyone. The only emotion I feel with any kind of depth is annoyance, and I feel it often.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4.5 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 01-14-18

A stunning piece of art....

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

I don't like emotional books usually, but this one crept into my heart and stole a piece of it.....

  • Peachy Flippin' Keen

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 951
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 901
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 893

The McCready Family Funeral Home and Bait Shop has crickets running rampant in the store and hot sauce in the Snack Shack's ketchup bottles. But as the county coroner, Frankie has enough on her plate without worrying about the increasingly mean pranks being played at her family's business. And the arrival of Sheriff Eric Linden, both devastatingly attractive and painfully taciturn, is enough to push her over the edge.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unfinished

  • By ashley on 04-23-18

not worth the credit

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

Reviewed: 04-16-18

this 2+hour book is a scam. the storyline was deliberately left unfinished in order to get a 2nd book out of a 2 hour book! that kind of unethical behaviour is not something I'd ever expected to find in a Molly Harper book - extremely disappointed

  • Differently Morphous

  • By: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,160

A magical serial killer is on the loose, and gelatinous, otherworldly creatures are infesting the English countryside. Which is making life for the Ministry of Occultism difficult, because magic is supposed to be their best kept secret. After centuries in the shadows, the Ministry is forced to unmask, exposing the country's magical history - and magical citizens - to a brave new world of social media, government scrutiny, and public relations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Friendly Warning

  • By NexAngelus405 on 03-22-18

has its LoL moments

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

Reviewed: 03-19-18

new author for me and well worth the credit! love the humorous take on a fumbling bureaucracy meets ministry of magic route.....looking forward to the next one in the series!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Children of Blood and Bone

  • By: Tomi Adeyemi
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,704
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,315
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,313

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully Written

  • By Samantha on 03-09-18

amazing new story.....so-so narrator

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

Reviewed: 03-18-18

love the new book....but the narrator ruined it for me. being a Yoruba speaker and understanding the language, it was extremely jarring to have someone mangle the language in a way that makes it clear the narrator doesn't understand what she's saying.
if I didn't know the "foreign" language used, i think I'd have enjoyed the book more.
I hope the next book gets narrated by a dual speaker of English and Yoruba, as it would make an amazing difference....may yet get the e-book version in order to enjoy the book as it should be.
Also, had to listen to the book at 1.4x narration speed, just to have a normal pace!

35 of 40 people found this review helpful

  • Ready to Were

  • By: Robyn Peterman
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382

I was a top-notch Were agent for the secret paranormal Council and happily living in Chicago, where I had everything I needed - a gym membership, season tickets to the Cubs, and Dwayne - my gay Vampyre best friend. Going back now would mean facing the reason I'd left, and I'd rather chew my own paw off than deal with Hank. Hank the Tank Wilson was the six-foot-three, obnoxious, egotistical, perfect-assed, best-sex-of-my-life Werewolf who cheated on me and broke my heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By N.L. on 07-14-17

Enjoyable "fluff" read

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

Reviewed: 02-03-18

this book is not for you if you're looking for intelligent, well thought out plots and cliff hanger scenes.
if you're however, looking for something light and fluffy to pass the time, this book will suffice. it's fluffy enough that I'm sure to get the next in the series - the sheer incongruity of the plot is very good for clearing my mind of serious and weight matters! Be warned though: if you're OCD about sequence and believability and actually want meaty characters in a book, there are numerous opportunities in the book that wil cause you to grunt in disbelief or tear your hair out!

  • Koban: When Empires Collide

  • Koban, Volume 7
  • By: Stephen W Bennett
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 619
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 615

Under threat of destruction or servitude to the Empire, facing the fleets of the Ragnar, Finth, and Thack Delos, and the larger force of the Thandol, Mirikami prepares the Federation for all-out war. The Planetary Union, allied with the Federation, receives a squadron of new technology Federation Scouts equipped with gravity controlled weapons. They conduct a preemptive strike on a Thandol base. The emperor blames it on the Federation, unaware of the PU's existence, and orders simultaneous attacks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly one of my favorite series

  • By MPITA on 10-01-17

not a great recommendation for the series

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

Reviewed: 01-28-18

this is the 1st book in the series I'm actually forced to abandon without finishing.........several weeks after purchasing the book, haven't managed to listen beyond chapter 8! (I keep falling asleep!)

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fashionably Fanged

  • The Hot Damned Series, Book 8
  • By: Robyn Peterman
  • Narrated by: Audrey Lusk
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 280
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254

My name is Venus. I'm a 200-year old killing machine and I'm trading in my daggers and sword for a sparkly dress and an obscene swimsuit. Tiny strips of Lycra are not my typical battle wear, but when in Oklahoma... Armed with a fairly decent attitude, two debatably heterosexual insane old ladies, a woman I'd wanted to kill less than eight hours ago, and the possible love of my undead life, I'm in over my head with this. Of course I have no clue what this is going to entail, but that's never stopped me before.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Worst Narrator Ever

  • By Nicole on 07-27-17

narrator.....not so good

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

if Jessica Almassy wasn't going to be the narrator, perhaps a tried and tested narrator like Robyn Miles should have done the narration. I'm on my 3rd restart of the book and can't manage to get past chapter 2!
the narrator tries a little too hard and having different voices for well known/ loved characters was really quite jarring! even at 1.25x speed, the reading was unsatisfying and distracted from enjoying the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hardcore Twenty-Four

  • Stephanie Plum, Book 24
  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

It's a pretty routine week for bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. Headless bodies have started appearing across town in Trenton, New Jersey. At first, it's just corpses from a funeral home and the morgue that have had the heads removed. Then a homeless man is murdered and dumped behind a church. Stephanie Plum knows that she's the only one with a prayer of catching this killer. If that's not enough, Diesel's back in town.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • beyond disappointing

  • By A. Sunmonu on 12-04-17

beyond disappointing

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

Reviewed: 12-04-17

total waste of credit folks......seems each successive book (last 3) in the series, is even more disappointing!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Crystal Whisperer

  • Spotless Series, Book 3
  • By: Camilla Monk
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300

Perpetually foiled romance heroine Island Chaptal and reformed cleaning expert March - or is it Mr. November? - are enjoying a pleasant break in South Africa, after brushing with death in the inhospitable and platypus-infested mountains of Liechtenstein. That is, until a commercial flight disintegrates over the Atlantic, killing hundreds, and Island's supervillain dad makes the news as the mastermind behind the attack. Old Lion Dries is now on the run, and he calls upon his last ally - and favorite disciple - March.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! CLIFFHANGER!!!!!!

  • By Denise on 01-26-17

perhaps should be YA?

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

Reviewed: 10-28-17

while I have (generally) enjoyed the series, I just can't get over the incessant stupidity of the lead female character. there's something extremely annoying about a character that is supposedly intelligent, continuously making stupid decisions, using the kind of logic that a 3 year old could poke giant holes through. I mean, who continuously fights to go on missions even though she can't fight, can't shoot and has an aversion to people being killed?!?!? I may or may not finish the series, but I certainly don't think I'll be tempted to buy any more series from the author........theres only so much Malibu barbie behavior one can tolerate in a lead female character!

  • Fugitive of Magic

  • Dragon's Gift: The Protector, Book 1
  • By: Linsey Hall
  • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

In the city of Magic's Bend, I protect what's mine. To the world, I'm a feeble Conjurer. To my closest friends, I'm a dangerous Magica with unexplainable powers given to me by a dragon. The downside? If anyone discovers what I am, I'm dead. So I lay low - kicking ass with my weapons, not my magic. Things go to hell when I witness the murder of a powerful vampire ally and become the key suspect. Soon, I'm hunted by the sexiest, strongest supernatural I've ever met. I've got three days to catch the real killer. It will take my forbidden magic to succeed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Worst narrator

  • By Kristie on 11-06-17

awful narration

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-17

the narrator was so awful, I couldn't actually "hear" the story - was too busy trying to figure out if I wanted to laugh at the absurd narration or cringe at the sheer absurdity of it. laughter won out - didn't make it past the first chapter before I returned the book!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful