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Tiger by the Tail audiobook cover art

Not as good as the first 5 books

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

Reviewed: 04-03-14

Performance of the story is terrific, however ,the basis of the story line does not seem plausible to me. Going all the way to Asia to train commandos in underwater activity and counteracting piracy? The book has a lot of errors (typo's?)..like a several hundred foot yacht that can only handle 20 people?
The story characters are as good as usual, and the narrator is excellent. I hope the next book holds together as good as the first 5 did.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Come and Take Them audiobook cover art

First 4 books were good...this one, not so much

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

Reviewed: 03-24-14

The first 4 books were good but book 5 is of a lower quality. During the main battle scenes this book is a jumble of mostly unimportant places and locations. One thing that particularly irritates me is the constant detailed mention of scene location. I think 30 minutes of the book is nothing but this. Some of the scenes are so short that the location intro's are much of the scene.
I have to agree with some of the others comments...that much of this book is a whole lot of nothing.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

2001 audiobook cover art

Better than the movie

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

Reviewed: 02-18-14

I saw the movie and only just read the book. The book makes sense while the movie didn't so much. The author and the narration style matches well. I plan to get the rest of the books as well.

Koban, Volume 1 audiobook cover art

Good aliens vs. puny humanity space plot

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

Reviewed: 02-10-14

Good story line, but some of the descriptive phrasing seems too long or wordy, almost as if the books audience is meant for teenagers. Unfortunately the narration matched this by a slow measured narration style, that seems to lack pep. I will get the next book to see how the story develops.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Valiant audiobook cover art

Book series continues to be a good listen

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

Reviewed: 11-11-13

What about Vanessa Chambers’s performance did you like?

Vanessa's narration style is a good fit with the story theme and she has a good range of voice styles.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Succubus Blues audiobook cover art

The best series from Richelle

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

Reviewed: 03-14-13

Would you listen to Succubus Blues again? Why?

Yes. Georgina's character is witty and has a lot of depth. I have read all the books in this series and book 6 is every bit as good as book 1

What did you like best about this story?

I have read plenty of books about vampires, werewolves, and other creatures, but the theme of how a succubus has to work within "the system" is an interesting twist that keeps developing in the series. Also curious about the relationship between the angel Carter and Georgina's group of hells friends.

Which character – as performed by Elisabeth Rodgers – was your favorite?

Rodgers narration style is an excellent match to the Georgina character and is the main reason I have the entire series of audible books.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Georgina's interactions and conversations with the other characters is often witty and funny.

The Widowmaker Unleashed audiobook cover art

Futuristic Western Plot

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

Reviewed: 04-16-12

Would you listen to The Widowmaker Unleashed again? Why?

Generally well written and performed by one of my favorite narrators.

What other book might you compare The Widowmaker Unleashed to and why?

The cadence of the plot reminds me of many of the old TV westerns like Gunsmoke and the Bounty Hunter.

Which scene was your favorite?

nothing specific

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

No matter what you do, you can't escape your reputation.

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Not the typical werewolf/werecat start to a series

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

Reviewed: 04-09-12

What did you love best about The Gathering?

Kelly Armstrong usually fleshes out characters pretty well. The narrator can make or break an audio book. In this case the narrator fits very well with the story line and I plan to try the next book in this series.

What other book might you compare The Gathering to and why?

This story theme seems to be along the lines of

What about Jennifer Ikeda’s performance did you like?

Her voice and emphasis works perfectly with the teenage high school characters. Definitely makes the book worth listening to.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

If the storyline leads where I think its going...