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  • Zero Hour

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 5
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22,231
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,921
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,821

United Nations Special Operations Command sent an elite expeditionary force of soldiers and pilots out on a simple recon mission, and somehow along the way they sparked an alien civil war. Now the not-at-all-merry band of pirates is in desperate trouble, again. Their stolen alien starship is falling apart, thousands of light years from home. The ancient alien AI they nicknamed Skippy is apparently dead, and even if they can by some miracle revive him, he might never be the same.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Monkeys kick A**, but......

  • By Beachcombers on 02-14-18

Magnificent story - magnificent narration!

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

Reviewed: 04-01-18

These books are getting better and better. I love that the stories are totally unpredictable - without the main characters doing illogical things. The books are just a brilliant mix of sci-fi, suspense and fun. The narrator makes the books even better. All the characters become such distinct people - and his interpretation of Skippy is simply genius! I hope there are more Maxulks in future books - listening to them speak is purrrrfect!

  • Blood Wager

  • Blood Destiny, #1
  • By: Connie Suttle
  • Narrated by: Traci Odom
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,044
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,054

Lissa's life as a vampire begins on the day her husband is removed from life support. Turned by rogues who wager her life, Lissa is running from her maker who is determined to kill her, hunted by the Council who has branded her a rogue and blackmailed by werewolves, who utilize her newly developed talents for their own gain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A nice Surprise

  • By Kimberly on 05-13-14

When a Cupcake-blogger tries to write of vampires.

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

Reviewed: 06-17-14

Any additional comments?

The story of this book is thin - and is dragged out with tales of the heroine cooking food type A and B for the team. Baking cookies for the team. Shopping clothes. Writing thank-you cards. People stating obvious things to eachother.

The characters have no personality - including the "heroine". There's a lot of moping and frowning - without that ever leading to conversations or plot depth. There's zero chemistry between the main characters (probably due to their interaction mainly consisting of moping or frowning at eachother).

I bought this book solely based on the rave reviews. Don't make the same mistake.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wicked Lovely

  • By: Melissa Marr
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 707
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 448
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 452

Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in the mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty - especially if they learn of her Sight - and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By Brande on 07-09-08

Good story - for younger people.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-11

The best feature of this book is that it's far less predictable than you'd think. The story is good, but I found it to be slightly too teenage angsty/ fairy tale-like for an old fart like me.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • At Grave's End

  • Night Huntress, Book 3
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,702
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,610
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,601

It should be the best time of half-vampire Cat Crawfield’s life. With her undead lover, Bones, at her side, she’s successfully protected mortals from the rogue undead. But though Cat’s worn disguise after disguise to keep her true identity a secret from the brazen bloodsuckers, her cover’s finally been blown, placing her in terrible danger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My Public Apology To Tavia Gilbert

  • By Wendy on 05-01-12

Sucks you in. (Pun intended)

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-16-10

I've read a lot of fantasy / paranormal romance books and must admit I've found a lot of them to be too formulaic, too predictable or to be full of "stormy emotions" that don't grip the reader at all.
The Night Huntress series, on the other hand, does EVERYTHING right.
The story is fast paced, original, fun and sexy. The chemistry between Cat and Bones is sizzling. The side characters all have their own personalities - which add a lot of spice to the story. Despite the fantasy backdrop, it's hard not to get emotionally involved in the story. The book had me both in tears and grinning from ear to ear.


It's hard to compare the books to anything else, but imagine Trinity from the Matrix movies, put into a True Blood-ish setting. Add Spike from Buffy as the male lead and make Quentin Tarantino the director - and you might get an idea what kind of ride you're in for.

19 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • Street Magic

  • Black London, Book 1
  • By: Caitlin Kittredge
  • Narrated by: Terry Donnelly
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43

Her name is Pete Caldecott. She was just 16 when she met Jack Winter, a gorgeous, larger-than-life mage who thrilled her with his witchcraft. Then a spirit Jack summoned killed him before Pete's eyes -or so she thought. Now a detective, Pete is investigating the case of a young girl kidnapped from the streets of London.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • could be better

  • By A. Sunmonu on 12-27-10

Gets better towards the end, but never takes off.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-10

I found the characters of this book to be oddly soulless. Even at the end of the book, I still felt like I hardly knew both main characters. I didn't feel any chemistry between them - their interactions seem to consist mostly of being annoyed at each other or Jack asking Pete to run away and leave him to his fate - while Pete is whining "Jaaaaack!" and insisting on staying.

Which brings me to the second biggest issue; the narrator is portraying Pete in a whispery, high-pitched, whiny voice that totally makes her sound like that faint-ready damsel in distress that she proclaims she's not. The whiny "Jaaaack!"s get old pretty fast, and there are MANY of them. I haven't minded any of audibles narrators before, but this one certainly did the book no favors.

The story isn't too captivating. Although the classic story of bogeymen stealing the poor children DOES have a few interesting sidetracks, it's a bit too predictable and never really gains speed.

The book ends with a lot of potential for the sequel, but unfortunately I find I'm not really interested in finding out what happens next.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Halfway to the Grave

  • Night Huntress, Book 1
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,840
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,979
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,991

Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unlikely partnership. In exchange for help finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner…are there actually good vampires?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Total Guilty Pleasure!

  • By Wendy on 04-19-12

Can't wait for the next audiobook!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-10

If you like the Sookie Stackhouse series you're very likely to love this one. Plucky, tough heroine, lots of humoristic twists and plenty of fangy drool-material. Quite bloodthirsty, dead sexy and completely addictive. Also great narrator - I love her Bones-accent.

12 of 15 people found this review helpful