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  • Fantasy Lover

  • A Dark-Hunter Novel
  • By: Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,418
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,057
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,060

As a love slave, I know everything about women. How to touch them, how to savor them, and, most of all, how to pleasure them. But when I was summoned to fulfill Grace Alexander's sexual fantasies, I found the first woman in history who saw me as a man with a tormented past. She alone bothered to take me out of the bedroom and into the world. She taught me to love again. But I was not born to love. I was cursed to walk eternity alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Story

  • By Robbie on 06-07-11

This is the best book of the series so far!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-18-18

In the Dark Hunter series Sherrilyn Kenyon stories seemed to me to follow a generic pattern when it came to the main characters. Their backgrounds and faults seemed to mirror each other. I was presently surprised with the flow of the story because although the generic pattern was still present I was really impressed with the twists added to the story that made it more interesting and exciting! I was ready for something different because I love the series but I was getting a little disappointed about the predictability of

  • Blood Vow

  • Black Dagger Legacy, Book 2
  • By: J. R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,246
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,066
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,058

The Black Dagger Brotherhood continues to train the best of the best to join them in the deadly battle against the Lessening Society. Among the new recruits, Axe proves to be a cunning and vicious fighter - and also a loner isolated because of personal tragedy. When an aristocratic female needs a bodyguard, Axe takes the job, though he's unprepared for the animal attraction that flares between him and the one he is sworn to protect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SIMPLY OUTSTANDING - NEVER A DULL MOMENT &..

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 12-08-16

J R Ward and Jim Frangione??? What Could Go Wrong!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-30-17

Classic J R Ward! I love her stories and grieve every time one ends! I just wish the stories would go on and on and on NEVER ending and never having to wait for the next masterpiece!
J R Ward is one of THE best authors!

  • Blood of the Son

  • Skye Morrison Vampire Series, #1
  • By: J.L. McCoy
  • Narrated by: Aris
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Skye Morrison has a lot in common with today's college graduates: she's neck deep in student loan debt and desperate for a better-paying job. For four years the nightlife of Austin, Texas (home of Skye's alma mater), has satiated her thirst for good music, a revamp in fashion, and men - especially local musician Jameson Doyle, but her spot as a waitress at Drop Kick Dan's bar isn't going to cut the slack. A personal life troubled by a hounding ex only makes matters worse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Platypire Reviews

  • By Platypire Bob on 04-19-15

Horrible!!! Horrible!!! Horrible!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-28-17

First off the narrator was awful! I kept listening waiting for the plot to reveal itself and it never came! I've listened to a lot of books and I tell you this is the worst book I've ever read! It lacked background and explanation of actions. The love triangle it created was strange to say the least. It made the character seem like a strumpet! And worst of all it ended like a cliffhanger! Every series book I've read has had a tidy ending with a smooth transition to the following book or plot. This book did not!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Marked

  • By: Rebecca Zanetti
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180

Janie Kayrs has known Zane almost her whole life. He was her friend in the dream world. She trusted him. But that was before he kidnapped her, spiriting her away to an isolated cabin to learn what her dreams never told her. Like how dangerous he looks. How he got on the wrong side of the negotiating table. And how much sexier he is in real life....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • HUGE twists, turns and surprises here with plenty

  • By Gaele on 09-11-15

It Was Very Good Book

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

Reviewed: 08-23-15

I liked how the book did a recap without being overwhelming. The author did a good job throughout. Kalen's involvement was minimal and I was surprised by that. I thought he would have had a bigger role but it was not disappointing. And yes I would recommend this book along with the other books in the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Awakened

  • Vampire Awakenings, Book 1
  • By: Brenda K. Davies
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 601
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 559

Traumatized by her past and struggling to move on from it, Sera has spent the past three years of college hiding herself from the world and content to stay that way. A chance encounter with Liam shatters her sheltered world, leaving her stunned and shaken by the strange feelings and emotions he arouses in her, feelings she never thought she would experience and that frighten her in their intensity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Off the Charts Great Paranormal Love Story First Book

  • By Romance junkie on 01-14-16

Good Story Overall but Background was not Strong

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

Reviewed: 07-08-15

The book was good and Tavia Gilbert is always good. But I didn't like the patchy job with the explanation and description of the super natural powers. And think there wasn't a strong background for how the characters came to be. Overall the story was good. I would definitely recommend this book to someone and I would let the reader decide what to think about it. I especially LOVED the ending!!!!

  • Magic Bites

  • Kate Daniels, Book 1
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renée Raudman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,219

Atlanta would be a nice place to live, if it weren't for the magic. When the magic is up, rogue mages cast their spells and monsters appear, while guns refuse to fire and cars fail to start. But then technology returns, and the magic recedes as unpredictably as it arose, leaving all kinds of paranormal problems in its wake.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, okay narration

  • By Tera on 04-11-10

Painful but Good

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

Reviewed: 03-03-15

The plot was painfully slow but good. I really don't care for the magic out of the closet/bag books. I like books about secret magic and supernaturals living among unsuspecting humans.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Impulse

  • Mageri, Book 3
  • By: Dannika Dark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,960
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,789
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,782

Within the dark and supernatural city of Cognito, Silver is living under the watchful eye of her Ghuardian and dating her mortal enemy. Neither man can protect her from a dark secret, one buried within the contents of a box. As rival factions struggle to gain control, she finds herself in the middle of a centuries-old feud that threatens to drive a wedge between her and Logan Cross, the man who intends to seduce her

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impulse is another fantastic read! 

  • By Ali on 01-29-16

Excitement and Anticipation!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-18-15

I love the anticipation of this book because something exciting happens in every scene and things never go the way you'd expect!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Lycan

  • A Carpathian Novel, Book 24
  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Robert Sarkus
  • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 843
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 779
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 773

Tatijana of the Dragonseekers spent centuries encased in ice with her sister, trapped in limbo between life and death, never speaking to a soul other than those who tormented her. Now, she has been freed from her frozen prison by an unknown descendent. Awakened in human form, Tatijana yearns to explore the modern world in which she now lives - a world with more mysteries than she is prepared for. Fenris Dalka has returned to the Carpathian Mountains after a long absence to be with his brother. He is scarred by centuries of battle, and every hard-won victory.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED IN NARRATOR

  • By Kindle Customer on 09-05-13

NOT AT ALL WHAT I EXPECTED

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

Reviewed: 09-17-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It's hard to say. I would maybe recommend as a hardcover read but not in audio format. If I recommended this book I would encourage a friend to start at the beginning of the series.

If you’ve listened to books by Christine Feehan before, how does this one compare?

It does not compare to any of the previous Dark Series books. The storyline was shaky and the wording she used didn't seem like her usual style of writing. Phil Gigante was an excellent narrator and Robert Sarkus's narration seems suitable for children's books but not this genre.

What didn’t you like about Robert Sarkus’s performance?

I didn't like his pronunciation of some of the wording. His voice wasn't smoky or sensual. I know very little about the Romanian dialect but I know for certain his mispronounced some of the terminology.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No it was not.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

  • By: Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Narrated by: Scott Holst
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,962
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,242
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,328

While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My friends thought I was crazy.

  • By bluecat1861 on 03-23-10

PSA: Don't Listen While Driving!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-29-12

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

I know that some books may start off slow, but I listened to this book for about 2 or 3 hours and I couldn't endure it much longer.

What was most disappointing about Seth Grahame-Smith’s story?

The story drags and it doesn't peak curiousity.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Addition to the slow start of the story, the narrator added to the displeasure. He just didn't fit. A narrator with a deeper voice like Phil Gigante may have been a better fit.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I just can't answer that question due to brevity in which I listened.

  • The Immortal Highlander

  • Highlander, Book 6
  • By: Karen Marie Moning
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,855
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,365

With his long, black hair and dark, mesmerizing eyes, Adam Black is Trouble with a capital T. Immortal, arrogant, and intensely sensual, he is free to roam across time and continents in pursuit of his insatiable desires. That is, until a curse strips him of his immortality and makes him invisible, a cruel fate for so irresistible a man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best in the Series

  • By Gayle on 07-24-08

One of the best love stories I've read!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-20-12

Where does The Immortal Highlander rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This was a great book. I rate it one of my top 10 audiobooks!!!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Adam was my favorite character because he remained true to his character while at the same time becoming more.

What about Phil Gigante’s performance did you like?

The ease in which he can switch dialects.

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

The very end in the prolouge when Adam finds out he has a soul.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful