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  • Thunderbird

  • Miriam Black, Book 4
  • By: Chuck Wendig
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

In the fourth installment of the Miriam Black series, Miriam heads to the Southwest in search of another psychic who may be able to help her understand her curse but instead finds a cult of domestic terrorists and the worst vision of death she's had yet. Miriam is becoming addicted to seeing her death visions, but she is also trying out something new: hope. She is in search of another psychic who can help her with her curse but instead finds a group of domestic terrorists in her deadliest vision to date.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • unbelievable

  • By Thomas on 03-03-17

Utterly Unique, exciting with plot twists

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

Reviewed: 12-09-17

This series keeps getting better and better. I have never read a series quite like this one. I liked the first and second book but wasn’t sure if I was going to continue with the series but I am glad I did. The reason why I wasn’t fully on board on the first two books (even though I did like them and the books held my interest), was that I could not connect at all to the main character. She is so refreshingly unique that I find it hard to describe her. The way she uses words is so delightfully vulgar and I mean creatively crude in the most funniest of ways. The way she describes the horrors and ugliness in life can be so intense that it would make me queasy so I would fast forward but that was the best part for my friend he said it reminded him of Stephen King’s prose. It maybe was my friend’s favorite part of the books but not mine; I enjoy the humor the most. These books are funny in an odd way. There is action, excitement and twists and turns. Usually, I can figure a book out because so many books are formulaic, not this one. You have to read the books in order otherwise, nothing will make sense. I’m hooked I can’t wait for the next book.

  • Gray

  • The Complete Collection
  • By: Lou Cadle
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,624
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,422
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,413

Pre-med student Coral is on vacation in Idaho when something terrible happens. The black cloud is followed by a wildfire and searing heat that lasts for days. She survives deep in a cave but emerges days later to find the world transformed, with blackened trees, an ash-filled sky, and no living creatures stirring - except for her. So begins her desperate journey to find water and food and other survivors...and the answer to the mystery of what happened.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Promising but ultimately tedious

  • By Christen Doc on 11-09-17

Something new in the Apocalypse genre!

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

Reviewed: 10-11-17

One of my favorite books is The Road and many of my book loving friends would call it slow. I found it intense and so beautifully written that I often forgot to breath while listening. The book Gray many would consider a slow book too it is also based on character development and not constant action. For me I found the Gray compelling and always engrossing. I couldn’t wait until I could listen again after work. It is what I call a treasure hunting book in an apocalyptic world, my favorite. I love scavenging, persevering and never giving up hope. I am excited when they find a can of meat or a bottle of medicine that allows them to live one more day. The main characters often do things that I would not have done (I’m more blood thirsty) but I was alright with the decisions because it was more realistic. There were things that bothered me like everyone pretty much being evil and scientific things that would not be true. Even those things did not distract me from loving this book. There are many action packed exciting parts of the book but it is not a constant ongoing part. The book is based on regular everyday people and not the military or super hero’s doing unbelievable things. I rarely give a five star to a book for me what it means is 1. I will go to the author’s web-site 2. I will buy other books by this author 3. I will listen to this book more than once 4. I will tell others about it

30 of 33 people found this review helpful

  • Born in Fire

  • Fire and Ice Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: K.F. Breene
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,261

Supernatural Bounty Hunter isn't the sort of thing you see on LinkedIn. But with a rare type of magic like mine, I don't have many options. Dangerous or not, the job is mine. And it was going fine, until an old-as-sin vampire stole my mark, and with it, my pay day. Knowing I'm poor and desperate, he has offered me a job. I'll have to work by his side to help solve a top secret case. Everyone knows not to trust vampires. Especially a hot elder vampire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining New Series

  • By HWin on 06-23-17

This book was fun to listen to!

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

Reviewed: 07-03-17

I almost didn’t buy this book because of three major reasons for me. First, I am extremely tired of vampires and shape shifters; I am really beginning to hate vampires. Second, the cover no one in a wife beater is sexy, no one. Third, there is a second book and it’s not on audible. I have had this happen before when I like a series but audible doesn’t get all the books, it makes me mad. I am glad that I was desperate enough to try a new author and it turned out that I love this book! This book was funny, interesting and kept my attention while doing the dishes and laundry. Reagan goes in my top 5 of strong, compelling, powerful and witty women that know how to win a fight. This series will be an automatic buy for me. The narrator was perfect for Reagan because she knew exactly how to do timing during Reagan’s comedic moments. This is the best book I have read or listened to this year. I rarely give a 5 star review especially when I didn’t care for the ending but this book was 5 stars and I will listen to it again.

12 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • The Lion's Daughter

  • By: Loretta Chase
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 570
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 520

Gorgeous, stubborn Esme Brentmor, daughter of a disgraced lord, is used to a wild, dangerous life among the tribes of Albania, to whom her father is the legendary, controversial Red Lion whose death she's courageously vowed to avenge - even if it leads to her own. Instead, her quest finds her rescued by the most unlikely (and very reluctant) hero! Lazy and spoiled, Lord Varian St. George has gambled away his heritage and lives on his considerable looks, charm and wits.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unlikely heroine, level headed hero

  • By Tripans on 03-18-15

Disturbingly creepy Hero

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

Reviewed: 11-20-16

Loretta Chase has written 3 of my favorite books. In the past I have greatly enjoyed her writing. This book, however, I am extremely disappointed in, it was disturbing and upsetting. Throughout the beginning of this book the Hero has to fight his desire for this child, the heroine. He talks about how much she looks like a child yet he wants to have sex with her. Other people throughout the book comment on her being a child, looking so young and that she is not completely developed yet. It is very disconcerting, creepy and uncomfortable even though we find out later she is 18. The Hero is a complete male whore that has broken up marriages and really hurt people’s lives. This behavior makes him a bad boy and is suppose to make him sexy. They did have STD’s back then that could not be cured, and the way he was bedding women he would at least have a couple of them. Then Ms. Chase pairs this reprobate with of course a virgin. So sad that I hated this book so much that I won’t be reading another one of Ms. Chase’s books in the future.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Samantha Watkins, Book 1

  • Chronicles of an Extraordinary Ordinary Life
  • By: Aurélie Venem, Stacey E. Battis - translator
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 921
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 848
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 843

Young librarian Samantha Watkins has always been perfectly content with her humdrum existence. Never easily fitting in with anyone anywhere, she feels most at ease in silence, among stacks of books. Sam believes in leaving fantasy and drama to the characters in her beloved novels. But one night when she leaves work late, she finds herself center stage in a tale of vengeance and terror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Supernatural Tale

  • By GH on 03-14-16

This book should be marketed to teenagers

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

Reviewed: 10-04-16

This book should be a teen 14 and up. Just because you make the main character a 29 year old virgin who has never been kissed doesn't mean this book should be geared towards adults. The main character is very immature acting, annoyingly so. I hated that the male love interest did what I consider an unforgivable act in a romance. And to have such a horrible cliff hanger ending, sorry I just killed everyone off in my head with laughing glee. I will not be continuing with this series do to the most childish 29 year old character I have ever read plus I killed her off in the end. Hip hip hooray.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Worth the Fall

  • McKinney Brothers, Book 1
  • By: Claudia Connor
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,600
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,474
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,472

Abby Davis isn't wearing a skimpy bikini or sipping umbrella drinks, not when she's busy chasing around four little ones. And Matt McKinney isn't looking for fun - he's a Navy SEAL, a grown man with a long list of missions and fallen brothers. Abby has brought her children to this beach to start over, to give them the enjoyable memories they deserve. Matt has been sidelined by a combat injury, and he is haunted by the loss of his best friend and the promise he made: to remain a SEAL - focused and dedicated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fabulous ride for the emotions!

  • By xstitchnut on 03-07-17

Horrible mother finds a man to make her whole!

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

Reviewed: 08-21-16

I love books that have funny children and pets that’s why I thought I would enjoy this book. However, for me the book had a fatal error, the mother should never do things that put her innocent children in serious danger. I like a mother that is smart, strong and doesn’t make decisions on whether a man is really hot. This is why Abby is a dreadful mother. First she allowed an adult male stranger around her children for hours at a time. This is a favorite tactic for pedophiles, seduce and romance the mother to get access to rape the children. Unfortunately, this scenario happens everyday. She didn’t even do a basic background check on the internet. Come on how easy is that to do! Next Abby had unprotected sex while 7 months pregnant. She put her unborn baby in real danger by doing this. Matt is a 34 year old male that he self admits to being a man whore, he most definitely has at least HPV. Herpes, gonorrhea, syphilis , aids etc, could have hurt or killed her unborn baby. This is NOT ROMANTIC. OR SEXY , DUH! Thirdly, she didn’t love her late husband and he didn’t love her. He was an awful husband and an absent, inattentive father. Yet, in this day and age with numerous and easily accessible birth control options she keeps on having kids with her unloving husband. You don’t have children to ease your pain in life, how selfish and narcissistic Abby was. I hated the heroine and hero therefore I found this book dull and boring.

6 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Green Fields: Incubation

  • By: Adrienne Lecter
  • Narrated by: Tess Irondale
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 482
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 444

All Dr. Brianna Lewis wants is a cup of coffee. Coffee to make slaving away in her cell culture lab at Green Fields Biotech a little more bearable on a Friday afternoon when everyone is home already. What she doesn't count on is a group of terrorists blowing up all the entrances to the building and taking her and a select few others hostage. Bree soon finds herself conflicted. Not only does she know their charismatic leader, she also starts to suspect that there is a lot more to this than the hunt for an illegal bioweapon....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • "He saw me for me"

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-02-16

Believe the bad reviews, it was hideously bad

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

Reviewed: 07-22-16

Mind numbing, tedious and I hoped the main characters would be killed. There were a handful of zombies and no action until the last 45 minutes. The rest was filled with laboratory boring stuff and one unsexy sex scene. Not Steamy. I knew this book was bad when in the first 30 minutes we are told she could be very important to the kidnappers cause, and yet they try to shoot at her almost killing her a few times. If I were a lesbian I would find this book somewhat offensive. In the beginning she is in a relationship with a woman but in the end she ends up with a hot guy saying that her being a lesbian was college curiosity or some nonsense like that. I hated this book and took how bad it was personally. I did my due diligence I read the description, some good and some bad reviews I thought maybe this will be a 3 star because the premise sounded so interesting and the sample was promising. Nope, I was duped! This book had no action just a bunch of meaningless, dull and unimaginative conversation between the two love interests.

30 of 32 people found this review helpful

  • A Shade of Vampire, Book 1

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin, Zachary Webber, Kate Rudd
  • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,033
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,705
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,695

On the evening of Sofia Claremont's seventeenth birthday, she is sucked into a nightmare from which she cannot wake. A quiet evening walk along a beach brings her face to face with a dangerous pale creature that craves much more than her blood. She is kidnapped to The Shade, an enchanted island where the sun is eternally forbidden to shine. An island uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet. She wakes here as a slave, a captive in chains.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The perfect book hors-d’oeuvre

  • By Katherine on 12-22-15

Teenage Stockholm Syndrome

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

Reviewed: 02-12-16


Everyone has their own taste in books so I will just tell you the things that bothered me about this book and maybe if you agree you will save yourself a credit. First this book is short so at the speed of light the 2 main characters fall in love with each other. ( I hate when that happens.) 2nd Derek has killed thousands of hunters,( that’s us by the way humans), he is compelled to drain us dry, how romantic…. a serial killer. 3rd Derek’s mother was drained dry, horrifically killed by a vampire but when his Dad comes home a vampire….. Derek, his sister and brother are all about…. let’s become vampires! Even though they have been killing vampires all these years, they let their Daddy turn them into the same vile evil thing that brutally killed their mother. 4th This really irks me when it comes to teenage and YA books, Derek is 400 years old but acts and looks like 17 and she IS a 17 year old girl. Hey authors how about a 400 year old female heroine and a 21 year old hero! That would be a change from the dirty old man dating the young virgin. These are females writing these books right, how disappointing. Lastly, Sofia is “special” for no reason at all. I absolutely hate that!!! She doesn’t have to be extraordinarily beautiful, smart, skilled or funny. In fact she is none of those things. Derek is instantly in love with her for absolutely no reason. I have read tons of teenage and YA books. I have 3 teenage sisters and I work with teenagers, I would never recommend this book to them even though I think it was written for their age. One of the main reasons being Derek and Sofia share a bedroom together every night and nothing happens. How laughable is that, with teenage hormones Sofia would not be a virgin the first night, so dumb.

11 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Game of Fear

  • By: Robin Perini
  • Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 432

Brilliant kids from all over the country are disappearing - but no one knows why. Until now. In the cockpit, Search and Rescue pilot Deb Lansing is in control: her flight, her rules. But after the suspicious disappearance of her supersmart younger sister, she knows this is one rescue mission she can’t fly solo. She needs help. She needs Gabe Montgomery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Game of Fear is Eerily Believable!

  • By shelley on 09-10-14

Stilted and mechanical writing style.

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

Reviewed: 11-23-15

While listening I thought… “Was this book written in the 60’s or maybe the 80’s?” I had to check to make sure. My friends and I make jokes about films and books that use the three politically correct villains Russians, Germans and the Corporate CEO. This is one of those books. The book had a style that I would say was immature. I thought it was a teenage or young adult novel. It was very dull and unbelievable to the point of silliness. The writing was so stilted that I cared for none of the numerous characters. I felt the storyline was mechanical, he did that and then he did this and then this happened.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Destiny: Blood Curse Series book 1

  • By: Tessa Dawn
  • Narrated by: Eric Dove
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,372
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,281
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,281

He is a lethal vampire bound by an ancient curse. She is an agent of homeland security investigating a dangerous cult. Theirs is a Blood Destiny about to unfold.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW, Absolutely Awesome, LOVED LISTENING !!!

  • By Robert on 11-23-15

Couldn't keep my attention, so BORING.

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

Reviewed: 11-21-15

Feeling like an idiot again, tricked by all the five star reviews. Many would consider this book a dark romance except the ritualistic killings make it very unromantic. If you enjoy listening to ritualistic killings, where nobody is off limits for example, pregnant women, babies, lots of babies and of course the ole’ reliable virgins, this book is for you. Oh and then there is rape too! If you love the words blood sacrifice then you might like this book. I love horror books but they have to have an interesting plot, this book was boring. The only good part of the book was the killing of the child rapists. I love to hear about a painful and bloody killing of a pedophile. That was the best part and earned the book the one star I give it.

5 of 15 people found this review helpful