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  • Shattered

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 7
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,051
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,329

For nearly 2,000 years, only one Druid has walked the Earth - Atticus O'Sullivan, the Iron Druid, whose sharp wit and sharp sword have kept him alive as he's been pursued by a pantheon of hostile deities. Now he's got company. Atticus' apprentice, Granuaile, is at last a full Druid herself. What's more, Atticus has defrosted an archdruid long ago frozen in time, a father figure (of sorts) who now goes by the modern equivalent of his old Irish name: Owen Kennedy. And Owen has some catching up to do.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The third druid

  • By Don Gilbert on 07-24-14

Audio Error

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

Reviewed: 02-10-18

During the first 3 or so hours of the book there was an echo (mainly when Granuaile spoke), it was so irritating that I was going to return the book if it didn’t stop.

  • Crave the Night

  • A Midnight Breed Novel
  • By: Lara Adrian
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 527
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 489
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491

Born and raised to be an emotionless killing machine, Nathan is one of the most lethal Breed vampires in existence. A key member of the Order - an elite group of warriors charged with protecting both mortals and vampires - Nathan executes each mission with flawless precision and a total lack of mercy. Now he must pursue a powerful, hidden enemy. But Nathan's hard discipline and training are no match for the fierce pull he feels toward a young woman he has no right to desire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Can't Believe I Waited So Long....

  • By Cheri on 02-22-15

DNF at 37%

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

Reviewed: 02-26-16

What a waste of a credit. The heroine makes me want to scream, she is sooo pathetic and I care more about Nathan than her. I really wanted to continue the rest of the story (about other characters and the story-line), but I just can't tolerate her.

Here dies my love of the Midnight Breed Series (well I still like the other books up until book 10 [even book 11, which I didn't particularly care for, was much better than this] )

  • Catch a Ghost

  • By: SE Jakes
  • Narrated by: Adam North
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

Everyone knows that Prophet - former Navy SEAL, former CIA spook, full-time pain in the ass - works alone. But his boss at Extreme Escapes, Ltd. has just assigned Proph a new partner and a case haunted by ghosts from Proph's past. Suddenly he has to confront both head-on. Tom Boudreaux - failed FBI agent, failed sheriff, full-time believer in bad luck - is wondering why the head of a private contracting firm has hunted him down to offer him a job.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-23-15

Disappointing To Say The Least

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

Reviewed: 01-24-16

This book started out with so many similarities to Cut & Run that I wondered how there weren't any plagiarism claims...it would have been better if it stuck to that. It should be noted that Cut & Run is probably my one favourite M/M series ...like seriously it's my phone case. (well, up until Stars & Stripes it was one of my favourites and then it all just went to hell...but that's a different review)
**The narrator's voice for Tommy was HORRIBLE!!!!! I think it made me dislike Tommy even more** >=[
So in comparison to C&R:
Tommy, the character who is similar to Zane, was an annoying, overbearing, doesn't know when to back off, prick. Zane, I like a lot, but this jerk was a complete GAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!
Prophet, was a lot like Ty, so he was likable.
Cillian I liked a lot. I ship Cillian x Prophet sooo much more than Tommy x Prophet
gags

So disappointing =(

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Stars & Stripes

  • By: Abigail Roux
  • Narrated by: J. F. Harding
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 436

Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett have managed the impossible: a few months of peace and quiet. After nearly a year of personal and professional turmoil, they're living together conflict free, work is going smoothly, and they're both happy, healthy, and home every night before dark. But anyone who knows them knows that can't possibly last.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great new narrator!!!

  • By Christopher P. on 12-15-15

A narrator really can help kill a book

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

Reviewed: 12-27-15

The narrator was what made this a 1 star, I would give it zero if I could. Although, my review would probably only be maybe 1 star higher had I read the "print" version.
How disappointing *SAD*.
This has been my favourite series (like it's my phone case) for 3 years, and this book...sighs pretty much ruined it.
Some of my issues with this book:
1. The narrator was HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!
2. Zane's personality was soo ridiculously different it was like he wasn't even the same person anymore.
3. Ty, his personality was a little different but not nearly as painful for me as Zane's.

They didn't even feel like the same couple, it was ridiculous and just gahhhh!!!! The thing, that spark, that made them "Ty and Zane" was just GONE!!

The ONLY thing that was the same for me was Ty's humour and even that was a bit muted or something.

I don't even know if I will read the next book.
This is soo depressing.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • But for You

  • A Matter of Time, Book 6
  • By: Mary Calmes
  • Narrated by: Finn Sterling
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386

Jory Harcourt is finally living the dream. Being married to US Marshal Sam Kage has changed him - it's settled the tumult of their past and changed Jory from a guy who bails at the first sign of trouble to a man who stays and weathers the storm. He and Sam have two kids, a house in the burbs, and a badass minivan. Jory's days of being an epicenter for disaster are over. Domestic life is good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The last Sam & Jory story

  • By Kathleen on 03-28-14

The Feels

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

Reviewed: 05-19-14

Would you try another book from Mary Calmes and/or Finn Sterling?

I really like Mary Calmes. As for the narrator, I liked his Sam voice but I REALLY DIDN'T like his Jory voice. = (

What did you like best about this story?

I liked getting to see Sam and Jory together again.

How could the performance have been better?

Change the Jory voice.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Yes!!

Any additional comments?

I am really going to miss Sam and Jory. Although, I must say, I liked Jory's personality better in the previous books.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Matter of Time: Vol. 1

  • By: Mary Calmes
  • Narrated by: Paul Morey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 678
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641

Jory Keyes leads a normal life as an architect’s assistant until he is witness to a brutal murder. Though initially saved by police Detective Sam Kage, Jory refuses protective custody - he has a life he loves that he won’t give up no matter who is after him. But Jory’s life is in real jeopardy, especially after he agrees to testify about what he saw. While dealing with attempts on his life, well-meaning friends who want to see him happy, an overly protective boss, and a slowly unfolding mystery that is much more sinister than he could ever imagine, the young gay man finds himself getting involved with Sam, the conflicted and closeted detective....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Many characters but very little story.

  • By Rob in Fresno on 03-29-13

Back and Forth

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

Reviewed: 01-21-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Matter of Time: Vol. 1 to be better than the print version?

I did not read the print form of this book. I am hoping that they will make books 3 and 4 into audiobooks as well.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

NOOOO!!!! How could they end it that way?!?! The injustice of it all!! I want to cry and scream in frustration!!

Which character – as performed by Paul Morey – was your favorite?

My favourite character as performed by Paul Morey was: Jory.

If you could take any character from Matter of Time: Vol. 1 out to dinner, who would it be and why?

I would take Jory out to dinner because I think he would be absolutely delightful and we could have fun dancing afterwards.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Men of Smithfield: Mark and Tony

  • By: L. B. Gregg
  • Narrated by: Shannon Gunn
  • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 380
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 358

"Coming home from work to find my boyfriend banging our hairy, married landlord—in our bed—was bad enough. Discovering Jamie had also cleaned out my bank accounts made it officially the worst day of my life. I think I can be forgiven for wanting revenge, even if a few little laws (and possibly Jamie's nose) got bent in the process."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Funny but I didn't like one of the voices

  • By Heather on 06-24-14

Not Bad

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

Reviewed: 12-11-12

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I would say that yes, the majority of the time I spent listening to this book was worth it. Why? Because it had a good blend of a strong male who wasn't DOMineering.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

That Mark saved his sorry ex. The least interesting were some of the accents.

How could the performance have been better?

I enjoy accents, just not this one...it was like I enjoyed some of the accent but then there were times when I was just like 'uh no'.

Did Men of Smithfield: Mark and Tony inspire you to do anything?

Reminded me that I need to make sure I KNOW who I am dealing with.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Thoughtless

  • By: S. C. Stephens
  • Narrated by: Rebekkah Ross
  • Length: 20 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,399
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,298
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,311

For almost two years now, Kiera’s boyfriend, Denny, has been everything she’s ever wanted: loving, tender, and endlessly devoted to her. When they head off to a new city to start their lives together - Denny at his dream job and Kiera at a top-notch university - everything seems perfect. Then an unforeseen obligation forces the happy couple apart. Feeling lonely, confused, and in need of comfort, Kiera turns to an unexpected source - a local rock star named Kellan Kyle. At first, he’s purely a friend she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship. And then one night everything changes....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What a shocker!

  • By Candateshia Pafford on 12-24-12

I wanted to THROTTLE Kiera!!

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

Reviewed: 11-18-12

What would have made Thoughtless better?

If it was:
A. Shorter
B. Kiera had had a spine and brain
C. If it didn't exist at all

What was most disappointing about S. C. Stephens’s story?

The stupid, weak, blushing, sobbing, weak, indecisive and overall infuriating heroine.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Rebekkah Ross?

Yes.

What character would you cut from Thoughtless?

Kiera.

Any additional comments?

Don't read, unless you like weak and annoying heroines that make you want to throttle them...so basically read if you like 50 Shades of Grey without all of the intense sex scenes.

40 of 47 people found this review helpful

  • Easy

  • By: Tammara Webber
  • Narrated by: Tara Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,209

A girl who believes trust can be misplaced, promises are made to be broken, and loyalty is an illusion. A boy who believes truth is relative, lies can mask unbearable pain, and guilt is eternal. Will what they find in each other validate their conclusions, or disprove them all?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't Want to Stop Listening

  • By Rita on 11-06-12

Best book I've read all year!!

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

Reviewed: 11-04-12

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

Touching, enthralling, and deep?

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lucas, because of how he acted during and in response to the incident involving Jacqueline.

Which scene was your favorite?

This one:

“Not. Your. Fault."
I nodded again, holding onto his words like they were redemption.”

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES!!

Any additional comments?

One of the best books I've ever read!!

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Divide and Conquer

  • Cut & Run Series, Book 4
  • By: Madeleine Urban, Abigail Roux
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 673
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 640

Baltimore is a city in alarming distress. Rising violence is fanning the flames of public outrage. Thus the FBI’s latest ideas to improve public relations: a municipal softball league and workshops for community leaders. But the new commitments just mean more time Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett have to spend apart when they’re happily exploring how to be more than by-the-book partners. Then the latest spate of crime explodes in their faces—literally.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Can't Wait for #5

  • By N. Houghton on 04-12-12

Can't wait to read the next book!!

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

Reviewed: 08-09-12

If you could sum up Divide and Conquer in three words, what would they be?

Bombs, Hospitals, & Recon-Team

What other book might you compare Divide and Conquer to and why?

the ones in the earlier series and because they preceded this one.

Oh and a book called "Fair Game" is similar but only because the main character used to be an FBI agent and deals with a serial killer and it is an m/m romance/suspense book.

What three words best describe Sean Crisden’s performance?

So so. I like the guy who did the first two books better.

If you could rename Divide and Conquer, what would you call it?

I wouldn't.. well it could be called Bombs and Trauma.

Any additional comments?

I really want them to make the fifth book, "Armed & Dangerous" and "Stars & Stripes" into audio books and soon!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful