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  • The Last Challenge

  • Northern Witches, Book 1
  • By: Sharon Karaa
  • Narrated by: Julia Anthony
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 102

Lauren Rutherford knows she is many things: a failed baker, an orphan, and a computer programmer. She also suspects she is ever so slightly nuts given that she often has conversations with her multiple personalities, and Bad Luck is a man who seems to enjoy tormenting her at every opportunity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful!

  • By lbbazusa on 05-28-15

At the end I wanted to "gently" rip my hair out

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

Reviewed: 11-29-15

Would you listen to another book narrated by Julia Anthony?

As lovely as the young Lady doubtlessly is, after a while the accent just drives you a bit bonkers and not in the fun way. So no probably not.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

She "gently" drove you to insanity

Any additional comments?

Yes and that will sound harsh, but if you insist on writing long drawn out sex scenes, could you please learn another word to describe the sexual activity happening than "gently"? Within the span of about 5 minutes it was used more than 30 times. No woman in her right mind wants to be that gently sexed, well maybe a virgin on her first time. But for passionate encounters not so much.
I liked the story idea overall, some parts are just harder to get through then others. I gave up and left the last 17 minutes unlistened too and fast forwarded through several spots.
Good try so, keep writing.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Armed and Outrageous

  • An Agnes Barton Mystery , Book 1
  • By: Madison Johns
  • Narrated by: Toni Orans
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 159

Agnes Barton is not your typical senior citizen living in Tadium, MI, on the shores of Lake Huron. She drives a red hot Mustang, shops at Victoria's Secret, rankles local police officials, and has a knack for sticking her nose where it doesn't belong. What does a murder that happened forty-three years ago have to do with missing tourist Jennifer Martin? Agnes makes it her personal mission to find out, and she's not letting the fact she's seventy-two get in the way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bit different

  • By Farrell on 03-22-15

The Story was decent but the Narration ouch

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

Reviewed: 09-13-15

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The narrator being someone else. Let's put it this way, the Narrator would fit fine with some stories, but not this one.

  • God Is Not Great

  • How Religion Poisons Everything
  • By: Christopher Hitchens
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hitchens
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,129

In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris' recent best-seller, The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ...Though Hitchens Is!

  • By Ben Capozzi on 11-13-11

HIghly repetitive arguments

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

Reviewed: 10-18-13

Any additional comments?

I always encourage writing that points out reasons to think for yourself. I would have liked the book better however if it was half as long. Mr. Hitchens has a tendency to repeat himself a lot.
There comes a point when a good argument becomes a rant. He crossed that line.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Witch and the Gentleman

  • By: J.R. Rain
  • Narrated by: Francesca Townes
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 141

Allison Lopez is not your everyday Psychic Hotline operator. She's a real psychic with real abilities that seem to grow daily, thanks to her close association with an immortal friend. Now, as her abilities continue to grow, Allison meets a very strange woman who reveals a starling secret to her. Life, for Allison Lopez, is about to get even stranger... and more fantastic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unusual world and lovable main character

  • By Listen While I Work on 04-30-14

New to me writer - pleasantly surprised

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

Reviewed: 10-18-13

Where does The Witch and the Gentleman rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It won a place among my keepers!

What did you like best about this story?

The story carried on wonderfully without giving the big surprise towards the end away. Don't want to spoil it for those who have not listened to it yet. Let's say, nothing is what it appears to be.

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

The reunion of Father and Daughter.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful