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  • The Late Show

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Katherine Moennig
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,480
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7,808
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,773

Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none, as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night she catches two cases she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Noooooooooooooooooo!

  • By H. Jamieson on 08-12-17

enjoyed

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

I enjoyed the listen. Kept me on my toes. Will listen to other books by this author.

  • Gay for Pay

  • All Cocks Stories Volume 1
  • By: T M Smith
  • Narrated by: Tony Clark
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 99

Christopher Allan Roberts thought he had a promising future: captain of the football team with the promise of a scholarship to play for Alabama, his high school sweetheart and best friend for as long as he could remember, Amanda, by his side, and the love and support of his family. One night, one mistake changed everything. Chris moves to New York, adrift and alone. A walk one night brings him to the flashing lights, loud music and thrumming bodies at Club Berlin.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Quick, entertaining story

  • By Belen on 02-18-16

okay story, meh narrator

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

The narrator sounds like he is reading a book aloud instead of acting it out. His accents are all over the place and come and go. I couldn't even tell where Linc is supposed to be from. He sounds like a character from an old timey movie.

  • Confessions

  • By: Lisa Jackson
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 81

Young love — that was what Nadine and Hayden had. The kind of love that captures the soul and never dies. That is, until Hayden’s father swindled Nadine’s family, and they didn’t see each other for thirteen years. When his father suddenly dies, Hayden returns home to the family’s lakeside mansion — and to his first love. But Nadine and her two young sons aren’t quite ready to trust again. Soon Hayden is left trying to work through mistrust and misinformation to gain the love of the girl no amount of money could make him forget….

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Cheesy stories with a poor narrator

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-14-13

Cheesy stories with a poor narrator

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

Reviewed: 03-14-13

Is there anything you would change about this book?

It's dated and cheesy, which is to be expected from this early work. I love this author's later titles.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Updated it.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Her voice was very high and she had this weird habit of breathing in a way that made the female protagonists sound like they were constantly out of breath. It was very distracting. Also her rhythm was off. She seemed to pause in places that weren't appropriate, i.e. in the middle of paragraphs. Her high voice made her sound like a little kid and made the women sound whinny.

Do you think Confessions needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No

Any additional comments?

This was an obvious repackaging of some older titles. No attempt was made to update the book, and it shows. I wouldn't waste a credit on this title.

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  • A Discovery of Witches

  • A Novel
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,994
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,477
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,522

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A most terrific & non-typical treatment of Witches

  • By Neal on 04-17-14

Great Book and Great Narrator

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

Reviewed: 07-16-12

What did you love best about A Discovery of Witches?

The story was very detailed, and surprised me again and again.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Matthew was my favorite character. At first I liked him because of his science background, then I liked everything else I learned about him. I like how possessive he was of the heroine. He was very careful with her.

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

She was able to do all the different accents very well, and I could always tell which character she was representing by their unique voice. A lot of narrators have a difficult time doing 1 or 2 different accents, but she did a lot of them. They were all well done. It really brought the characters to life.

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

When Matthew's mother was telling Diana about his past, and how he became a vampire.

Any additional comments?

Can't wait for the next one!