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  • No Good Deeds

  • A Tess Monaghan Novel
  • By: Laura Lippman
  • Narrated by: Linda Emond
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152

For Tess Monaghan, the unsolved murder of a young federal prosecutor is nothing more than a theoretical problem, one of several cases to be deconstructed in her new gig as a consultant to the local newspaper. But it becomes all too tangible when her boyfriend brings home a young street kid who doesn't even realize he holds an important key to the man's death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best yet of an excellent series!

  • By Mark Hancock on 08-25-15

Better narrator

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

Reviewed: 11-17-18

The narrator is much better than the last one much easier to listen to. It is a bit annoying that they added in some bad music at the end of some chapters and beginning of the next.
Bad editing in chapter 31, there is overlay of her reading two parts at one time for a good 30 seconds.

  • The Sugar House

  • A Tess Monaghan Mystery
  • By: Laura Lippman
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 477
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 306
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 299

Laura Lippman won the Nero Wolfe Award for this powerful mystery. Former journalist turned P.I. Tess Monaghan thought she knew Baltimore like the back of her hand - but what she doesn't know just might kill her in this grim yet irresistible novel.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story, Don't Like the Narrator

  • By Carolyn L on 03-18-15

Hate it when they switch narrators in series

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

This narrator is awful. I wish they wouldn’t have switched I was really enjoying the series and the previous reader, Deborah Hazlett was great as Tess.
This reader just makes the books very annoying.

  • Touch the Dark

  • Cassandra Palmer, Book 1
  • By: Karen Chance
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Holloway
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 959
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 590
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 604

Cassandra Palmer can see the future and communicate with spirits - talents that make her attractive to the dead and the undead alike. The ghosts of the dead aren't usually dangerous; they just like to talk...a lot. The undead are another matter. Like any sensible girl, Cassie tries to avoid vampires, but when the bloodsucking mafioso she escaped three years ago finds Cassie again with vengeance on his mind, she's forced to turn to the vampire Senate for protection.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun series that gets better with each book!

  • By Life's A Beach on 01-21-17

Annoying narrator

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

Not impressed with the narrator at all. Her pronunciations and voice changes were ridiculous. Even the main voice of Cassandra grated me. I can’t tell if the story was good I was so distracted by the narration. I’m going to try book two on kindle to see if it will be worth my time to continue the series.

  • Force of Temptation

  • Mercury Pack, Book 2
  • By: Suzanne Wright
  • Narrated by: Jill Redfield
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,227

Harley Vincent is resigned to life in the human world. Sure, being a margay shifter is half her nature, but life among humans gives her the freedom to roam and do as she pleases. That is, until anti-shifter extremists target her, putting her life in immediate danger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • what's up with jill

  • By ray.ashleym on 02-08-17

What is narrator doing

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

I’ve listened to the Phoenix pack and the first mercury pack book and narration was okay. I’m five minutes into this book and not sure I can finish listening to it. The narrator is doing something with her voice that is so annoying, in some places it’s like she’s going for an accent in others it’s like she’s trying to be all breathy. May just buy the print book and hope she goes back to her regular narration in the third book

  • Thirteen

  • Women of the Otherworld, Book 13
  • By: Kelley Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495

A war is brewing - the first battle has been waged and Savannah Levine is left standing, albeit battered and bruised. She has rescued her half-brother from supernatural medical testing, but he's fighting to stay alive. The Supernatural Liberation Movement took him hostage, and they have a maniacal plan to expose the supernatural world to the unknowing. Savannah has called upon her inner energy to summon spells with frightening strength - a strength she never knew she had - as she fights to keep her world from shattering.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fitting end to a fabulous series

  • By GH on 01-27-15

Great Finish For the Series

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

Reviewed: 01-10-15

Where does Thirteen rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Among the top 30! This is such a great ending, I was nervous for a while but it was fantastic!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Thirteen?

I don't want to give anything away but it has to do with the Nast Cabal leader!

What does Johanna Parker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Of all the narrators in this series I feel she did the best job. It was hard getting through all the switching. Glad she did the last couple of books!

Any additional comments?

Kelley Armstrong is a wonderful writer. I really enjoyed every book for so many reasons. I now get to enjoy the Men of the Underworld as well as the compilations of short stories. Glad I have some more of this world to listen to!

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  • Pride Mates

  • By: Jennifer Ashley
  • Narrated by: Traci Odom
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,132
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,022
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,022

To most, they are animals—even when in human form. They are to be collared and kept on the fringes of society, scorned because they are feared, hated for their extraordinary powers. And attorney Kim Fraser has to go right into the heart of their lair. It’s her job to defend those in need. But there’s absolutely nothing defenseless about Liam Morrissey. His soft Irish lilt and feline grace can’t disguise his sheer strength.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Different But Decent!

  • By Cheri on 01-15-16

Narrator was in a race to finish the book

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

Reviewed: 10-24-14

Where does Pride Mates rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In the middle. Not the worst I've listened to. It seems like it could be a great series, but the narrator was pretty bad. Hoping the second book is better

Would you be willing to try another book from Jennifer Ashley? Why or why not?

I'm giving it one more shot.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

She was good with the Irish accent, but seemed like she was rushing through. Couldn't tell where the sentence stopped and a new one started. Or who was talking sometimes.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

no

  • Identity Crisis

  • Executive Decision Series, Book 2
  • By: Grace Marshall
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Rogers
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Garrett Thorne is not just business tycoon, Ellison Thorne s mooch kid brother, Garrett secretly writes best-selling romance novels under the pen name, Tess Delaney. But when Tess wins the prestigious Golden Kiss Award, to keep his identity secret, Garrett will have to attend the ceremony in drag or find a woman to play Tess and go as her date. Cynical PR rep Kendra Davies doesn't believe in romance, but grudgingly agrees to play the part of Tess Delaney. All goes swimmingly until word gets out that Garrett is Tess’ toy boy.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Okay book, Terrible Narrator

  • By Bird on 09-18-13

Okay book, Terrible Narrator

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

Reviewed: 09-18-13

What disappointed you about Identity Crisis?

I enjoyed the first book in this series, but remember being a bit annoyed with the narrator of that one as well. But this book was hard to get through. She was awful. There were times I couldn't tell who was supposed to be speaking. Her portrayl of Garret was more feminine sounding than that of Kendra Davis.

Would you recommend Identity Crisis to your friends? Why or why not?

No unless it was a daily deal and you have nothing on your wish list. Again, the narration was awful

Would you be willing to try another one of Rebecca Rogers’s performances?

No, I will stay far away.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful