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  • Lover Awakened

  • Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 3
  • By: J. R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,868
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,890
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,912

The vampire Zsadist is a former blood slave with a violent past. When he meets Bella, Zsadist thinks her human love could be his path to salvation. Then Bella is kidnapped, and Zsadist will stop at nothing to get her back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Favorite!

  • By BluBumbleB on 04-28-14

Annoying af female

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

Reviewed: 03-17-19

Bella is so annoying!! Everything is not all about her!! She is so pushy and suffocating!! Like to the point where I don't know if I can even finish this book.

  • Legends of Ahn

  • King's Dark Tidings, Book 3
  • By: Kel Kade
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,314
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,705
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,673

Rezkin is an elite warrior who aims to restore order in Ashai after Caydean's attack on the King's Tournament transformed former allies and trading partners into enemies. With no army and only a ragtag group of refugees, Rezkin must wrest control of the kingdom from the mad and powerful usurper, who seems bent on destruction, and this may not be the biggest challenge. If he fails, the kingdom will be ripped apart, and Rezkin will have violated Rule 1 - to protect and honor his friends.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Are you kidding me?

  • By Kimberly C. on 12-13-17

Much Better

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

Reviewed: 02-20-19

Thank God there were less annoying women this time!! I like the princess, hate frisia

  • Free the Darkness

  • King's Dark Tidings, Book 1
  • By: Kel Kade
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,393
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,837
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,808

Raised and trained in seclusion at a secret fortress on the edge of the northern wilds of the Kingdom of Ashai, a young warrior called Rezkin is unexpectedly thrust into the outworld when a terrible battle destroys all that he knows. With no understanding of his life’s purpose and armed with masterful weapons mysteriously bestowed upon him by a dead king, Rezkin must travel across Ashai to find the one man who may hold the clues to his very existence.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What the heck people?

  • By Mbot on 03-12-17

Annoying female ruins an otherwise good story

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

the title says it all. this would have been a really really good book had the annoying woman not been included or if her personality had been better. what a waste

  • Sufficiently Advanced Magic

  • Arcane Ascension, Book 1
  • By: Andrew Rowe
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 21 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,592
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,529
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,490

Five years ago Corin Cadence's brother entered the Serpent Spire - a colossal tower with ever-shifting rooms, traps, and monsters. Those who survive the spire's trials return home with an attunement: a mark granting the bearer magical powers. According to legend, those few who reach the top of the tower will be granted a boon by the spire's goddess. He never returned. Now it's Corin's turn. He's headed to the top floor, on a mission to meet the goddess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good book

  • By Jason N. on 07-20-17

mc

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

an extremely unlikable main character, and even some of the side characters. I will not read the second book

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 10,385
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,638

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • After Six Good Books, I Was In Seventh Heavan

  • By Russell on 07-19-14

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 546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 509

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 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

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 Thunderella 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 488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 462

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 421
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399

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 704
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 667

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....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVE this story!

  • By K.S. on 01-16-13

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