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Linda

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  • How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,678
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,543
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,544

Even in Grundy, Alaska, its unusual to find a naked guy with a bear trap clamped to his ankle on your porch. But when said guy turns into a wolf, recent southern transplant Mo Wenstein has no difficulty identifying the problem.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good start to a new series.

  • By Ezinwanyi on 11-12-13

Original and Fun

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-19

Light reading that me smiling. Original plot lines with some predictability and some not. Cute and sassy. A fun read.

  • Amazon Heat

  • By: Melinda Leigh, Rayna Vause
  • Narrated by: Isabelle Gordon
  • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

Driven by grief to find a cure for cancer, Elizabeth DeMarco left Logan Spencer to accept a position on a research expedition to the Amazon rainforest. Kidnapped by guerrillas, she was saved by a secret all-female civilization, the last of the ancient Amazons. But Elizabeth discovers she's traded one form of captivity for another.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Eh..

  • By Linda on 03-30-19

Eh..

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-30-19

The story line has great promise and were it substantially built up it might be worthy of Melinda Leigh's name. The unnecessarily descriptive sex scenes were beneath her usual standards and demeaned the book. I also wouldn't buy another book read by this reader. She was too breathy and childishly dramatic for my taste.

  • Dragon Keeper

  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 20 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,449
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,216

After many years, dragons have hatched again outside the ancient city of Cassarick. But something is wrong with the creatures; each is inferior or weak in some way, and many die. Tending these stunted dragons has left the people of the surrounding area weary. The Traders Council, the city's leadership, fears that if the Rain Wilders stop providing for the young dragons, the hungry and neglected creatures will rampage and destroy Cassarick.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read Live Ships first!

  • By Deborah on 05-01-13

Addicting!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-20-19

Usually I detest very detailed writers. I get bored reading about the dew on the petal of the prize rose in the right front row of the King's garden at the South entrance to the .......etc.

This book, however as descriptive as it is, kept me hanging on every word. What an original story line, with equally original and interesting sub-plots. Of course the parallels to our lives are there if you want to equate them, but it is fun to immerse in the fantasy and enjoy the book. Thumbs up! Going to the second book immediately.

  • Blood of Dragons

  • Volume Four of the Rain Wilds Chronicles
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,109

Years ago, the magnificent dragon queen Tintaglia forged a bargain with the inhabitants of the treacherous Rain Wilds. In exchange for her protection against enemy invaders, the humans promised to protect an unhatched brood of dragons. But when the dragons emerged as weak and misshapen hatchlings unable to fend for themselves, dragonkind seemed doomed to extinction. When even Tintaglia deserted the crippled young dragons, the Rain Wilders abandoned the burden of caring for the destructive and ravenous creatures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this series!!!

  • By Diana on 09-27-13

Outstanding

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-20-19

This author continues to amaze me. In the FOURTH book of this set, she took me from anxious tension to laughing aloud and clapping! The performer was terrific. The only hitch was her limited variance in low register voices. They tended to sound all alike. I am going to look for more books by this author and performer! Right now!

  • The Other Daughter

  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,403
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,396

Twenty years ago, Melanie Stokes was abandoned in a Boston hospital, then adopted by a wealthy young couple. Gifted with loving parents, a doting brother, and an indulgent uncle, Melanie has always considered herself lucky. Until the first cryptic, threatening note arrives: “You Get What You Deserve.” Melanie has no memory of her life before the adoption. Now someone wants her to remember it all - even the darkest nightmare the Stokes family ever faced: the murder of their first daughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Buy me!!!

  • By Giavona on 01-04-19

Couldn't Stop Listening!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-19

I found this book addicting! The opening scene almost made me stop listening, but then plot flows so well after it I lost sleep just to find out what would happen next. The text is so fluid and the author weaves in sub-plots with such smooth clarity I found myself easily following several lines of thought with baited anticipation. Loved the book. Look forward to others by the author!

  • Stories by Heart

  • By: John Lithgow, Ring Lardner, P. G. Wodehouse, and others
  • Narrated by: John Lithgow
  • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 148

Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award-winning actor John Lithgow (The Crown, Dexter, 3rd Rock from the Sun) brings his latest critically acclaimed Broadway performance to Audible. Stories by Heart celebrates the transcendent power of great literature and serves as a touching tribute to Lithgow’s late father, actor and director Arthur Lithgow. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Longing To See Him In Person

  • By Stephen L Moskal Sr on 07-02-18

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 02-22-19

Mr. Lithgow is one of my most respected artists. I usually love anything in which he acts or appears. This book, however, was not for me. I didn't like his interpretations of performances of the characters, as professional as they may have been. I enjoyed his sinister character in DEXTER, but the snorting, stuttering, gossiping....it made me recoil. Sorry.

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  • Changeling

  • A Novel of Sorcery and Society
  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,969
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,964

If 14-year-old Cassandra Reed makes it through her first day at Miss Castwell’s Institute for the Magical Instruction of Young Ladies without anyone discovering her secret, maybe, just maybe, she’ll let herself believe that she really does belong at Miss Castwell’s. Except Cassandra Reed’s real name is Sarah Smith and up until now, she lived her whole life in the Warren, serving a magical family, the Winters, as all non-magical “Snipes” are bound by magical Guardian law to do. That is, until one day, Sarah accidentally levitates Mrs. Winter’s favorite vase in the parlor.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-23-18

Quite Surprising

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

Reviewed: 02-22-19

I found this on sale and it looked like light entertainment. I was pleasantly surprised at the refreshingly new plotline and it quickly became a book I couldn't put down. Each chapter brought new scenarios that were unexpected. I enjoyed this and would love to see a line of sequels. I hope this is read by the right people so the thought is taken seriously.
Thanks for the escape from reality.

  • The Killer Next Door

  • By: Alex Marwood
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,874
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,862

Everyone who lives at 23 Beulah Grove has a secret. If they didn't, they wouldn't be renting rooms in a dodgy old building for cash - no credit check, no lease. It's the kind of place you end up when you you've run out of other options.The six residents mostly keep to themselves, but one unbearably hot summer night, a terrible accident pushes them into an uneasy alliance. What they don't know is that one of them is a killer. He's already chosen his next victim, and he'll do anything to protect his secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible--but not for the faint of heart

  • By Lesley on 01-11-15

Details to the MAX and Disgusting Gore

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-20-19

I listened as long as I could, trying to get to a story line, but was so bogged down with details of what was on the street and what each item looked like in minutia, that I completely got BORED. I forced myself to listen to more as I tend to the critical too quickly sometimes but I just couldn't not for the heavy burden of detail to pick up the story line.
I decided to just fast forward through the explanations and only listen to plot lines until the detail of the killer's methodology in mummifying the bodies. It was so SICKENING. I I had wanted to research mummification, I would have bought a book about that subject. The the author further disgusted me with details of the killer's masturbation techniques. I mean Y U K!
I fast forwarded a lot. The ending was great. Too bad the rest of the book wasn't on that caliber. I won't be reading anything else by this author.

  • The Third Man

  • This Can't Be Happening Collection
  • By: Mani Sheriar
  • Narrated by: Mani Sheriar
  • Length: 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

What would happen if your baby’s birth father stood for everything you despised and feared? In this profound and heartrending story, an adoptive mother is forced to discover the answer. After years of infertility, Mani and her husband, David, decided to adopt. When they matched with a teen mother, they were overjoyed, until the likely birth father contested. Frank was a violent white supremacist who had no intention of relinquishing parental rights. With tenuous hope and consuming dread, Mani now had to go head-to-head with a hateful stranger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Poignant

  • By Theloniusphere on 01-18-19

Good Pick-me-up

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-20-19

This is the only one of the four booklets that was positive and therefore a good listen. Going through this person's difficulties with her had a purpose, not a complaint. Good one!

  • Identity Thief

  • This Can't Be Happening Collection
  • By: Rachel Rosenthal
  • Narrated by: Rachel Rosenthal
  • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 382
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319

Who would want to steal the identity of a minimum-wage employee at a children’s museum? In this harrowing real-life detective story, a woman searches for the truth, clue after startling clue. Rachel hit the jackpot with her doting fiancé, Zach, who was starting a promising new political career at the Massachusetts State House. Then came money problems - Rachel’s was mysteriously disappearing, bank account by new bank account. She and Zach, her only lifeline, decided to play amateur sleuths. And they had to act fast. Because Rachel’s crippling paranoia was growing.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Flinch more than twice

  • By Jennifer Clunie on 01-03-19

Who is this?

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-16-19

Am I just ignorant of who's who these days? I don't understand why this woman's journal of misery would be interesting reading or listening. It certainly isn't funny, it doesn't relate to most of us....and the use of "I" is about every sentence. The author also used other phrases repetitively. Not a good read. Horrific emotional story which she has endured, but frankly, I just don't understand the packaging of the book....or much else about how it was promoted. I would never have chosen it had I known. I have my own nightmares to forget/process. Shame on Amazon!