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  • Pestilence

  • The Four Horsemen, Book 1
  • By: Laura Thalassa
  • Narrated by: Susannah Jones
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 579
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 577

When Pestilence comes for Sara Burn’s town, one thing is certain: everyone she knows and loves is marked for death. Unless, of course, the angelic-looking horseman is stopped, which is exactly what Sara has in mind when she shoots the unholy beast off his steed. Too bad no one told her Pestilence can’t be killed. Now the horseman, very much alive and very pissed off, has taken her prisoner, and he’s eager to make her suffer. Only, the longer she’s with him, the more uncertain she is about his true feelings towards her, and hers towards him. And now, well, Sara might still be able to save the world, but in order to do so, she'll have to sacrifice her heart in the process.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • what is this?.

  • By KT on 05-30-18

A disappointment for a such a pretty cover

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

This story took a LONG time to develop. I didn’t really connect with the characters and was baffled that the author expected empathy for an immortal whose every other thought was how he would make mankind suffer. Just because he fell in love with a woman, we should excuse his world wide plagues.
Pestilence wasn’t an enjoyable character, nor an entertaining audiobook. It was a waste of my time and It’s a forgettable plot.

If you want to see the Horsemen done right, check out Larissa Ione’s series. That’s how you can make an antihero enjoyable.

  • On the Way to the Wedding

  • By: Julia Quinn
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 664
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 480

This Regency-era tale closes best-selling author Julia Quinn's popular and critically acclaimed Bridgerton series. Gregory Bridgerton has watched love simply walk into the lives of his six siblings, so he has just been waiting for his turn. When he sees beautiful Hermione Watson, he is sure he has found his soul-mate. But then Hermione's friend Lucy informs him that Hermione's heart belongs to another.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • decent!

  • By Julia Aryeh on 08-06-07

A nice end to an entertaining series

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

Gregory Bridgerton was such a romantic but his vision of how he would fall in love was nothing like what actually occurred. I love that he thought he would just know and it would be smooth sailing but as as all realists now, you gotta work for love.
Like many men, Gregory worked hard only to find out that what he thought he wanted wasn’t at all what he needed.

Lucinda Abernathy was a means to an end for Gregory. After all, her best friend Hermione Watson was the one that Gregory had fallen for. Gregory enlisted Lucinda’s help to land Hermione until he loses Hermione. Gregory learned that he had fallen for the friend instead. Now he just has to convince her that she isn’t a consolation prize.

This one was didn’t feel like a series ending story even though it was entertaining. I loved Hyacinth standing up for her brother. I loved Gregory fighting for love. It was good but not as angst filled as the prior stories.

  • The Lady Travelers Guide to Deception with an Unlikely Earl

  • Lady Travelers Society
  • By: Victoria Alexander
  • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Harry Armstrong has spent years in Egypt. Now, he’s back in England with a new title and a new purpose: penning his exploits. But his efforts are overshadowed by London’s favorite writer about Egypt - a woman they call "The Queen of the Desert". Worse, her stories - serialized in newspapers and reprinted in books - are complete rubbish. Miss Sidney Honeywell didn’t set out to deceive anyone. It’s not her fault readers assumed her tales were real! The earl of Brenton challenges her to travel to Egypt to prove her expertise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delicious

  • By Karina08 on 12-11-18

A Regency adventure with a dash of romance

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

Reviewed: 11-24-18

This audiobook was a grand adventure and I thoroughly enjoyed the ride. It was like following a female Indiana Jones except the lady was an author not an archeologist. The narrator kept my attention the whole time. The plot was similar to the prior books in this series. It was more of a historical romantic suspense story because the romance was secondary to the main characters drive to find some historical artifacts.

Miss Sidney Honeywall has been writing under the pseudonym Mrs. Gordon, garnering a huge fan following about her adventures in Egypt. Not everyone was enamored with the “Tales of a Lady Adventure” particularly the Earl of Brenton who believed the author to be a fraud. The Earl doesn’t believe Mrs. Gordon to be a real expert of Egyptian artifacts and culture. In order to expose the author, the Earl lays down a challenge daring Mrs. Gordon to travel with his nephew Harry Armstrong, To establish the legitimacy of of her numerous articles and her claims of travel, Sidney agrees to allow Harry to join her on her next adventure to Egypt.

This one was well written and had likable characters. Sidney and her ladies of her traveling club, Persephone "Poppy", Ophelia "Aunt Effie" and Guinevere "Guin" were a riot. They seemed like they were ditzy and a tad clueless but their actions were purposeful and intended. They had each others backs and were a source of emotional and mental support for Sidney.

Harry was a clearly intelligent and came with the intention of giving "Mrs. Gordon" just enough rope to hang herself. Harry intended to expose Sidney as a fraud once he gathered enough evidence. What he wasn't expecting to encounter was a beautiful and intelligent woman who kept him on his toes. I liked their banter and interaction because they were clearly equals. Their mutual admiration and respect laid a great foundation for the love that came later.

This author did a great job of not letting the romance overpower the plot and the twist at the end was amusing even though I suspected it. I liked this one a lot.

  • Cozen

  • By: Bethany-Kris
  • Narrated by: Conner Goff
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Cozen Taylor has more than earned her place as one of North America’s most successful thieves. Her name is whispered among criminal elite as the go-to thief when someone needs a heist. She has never failed. A call from the Miami-based Astor family could change all that with a job that seems almost impossible to complete. The mark should be simple - a stolen family heirloom, the man who has kept it hidden for more than 20 years, and six months to return the piece to its rightful owners. Nothing is ever that easy.   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 4 Brilliant Stars!!

  • By Avephoenix on 11-23-18

A thief's greatest heist

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

Reviewed: 11-23-18

This is my first time listening to the narrator Connor Goff and he did a great job on this story. The plot was set up in a very intriguing manner. It had hints of a romance but it was a mystery and suspense first story.

Cozen Taylor was a renowned thief because she was basically invisible. She delivers what she promised and no one she interacted with on the heist remembered anything about her afterwards. As Cozen was considering retiring, the Astor family came with an offer that was so golden that Cozen couldn’t refuse. The job was to recover a family heirloom currently in the hands of Jett Griffin, but the Astor family wanted it back. Unfortunately for Cozen, Sargon Makri, the bodyguard to her new mark was excellent at his job as well. While getting close to Jett, Cozen was also getting close to his bodyguard Sargon and the latter one was the real deal.

Each chapter revealed a layer of the story and I found it to be a suspenseful romance. The author spent time setting up the mystery and the plot twist, but unfortunately it made the pacing slow. Cozen and Sargo’s interactions were this big game of cat and mouse and the sex scenes were quite spicy. I would have liked more romance (not necessarily sex) in this story as well. In addition, I wish more time was spent developing the back story of the main character because it didn’t feel connect to the characters. This is a book that I would have benefited more from listening to the last hour FIRST because my understanding and engagement would have been better.

  • Wildfire

  • The Fire Series, Book 3
  • By: Anne Stuart
  • Narrated by: Jill Redfield
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

Three years ago, ex-operative Sophie Jordan made the mistake of falling in love - and marrying - her target. Now she's paying for it tenfold. Her husband might be one of the sexiest men alive, but he's also a psychopath. She's been a virtual prisoner, and the time has come for retribution - and escape. Undercover agent Malcolm Gunnison has his orders: get intel from Sophie's arms-dealer husband, then kill him. He plans to get rid of her, too, if she gets in his way, but he's unprepared when she gets under his skin instead.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Heroine was too forgiving

  • By Ezinwanyi on 11-17-18

The Heroine was too forgiving

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

Reviewed: 11-17-18

I was disappointed. The prior books were exciting both in the pace of the plot and in the actual development of the plot. This one wasn’t developed that well and the Committee was disappointing as an intelligence organization.
I liked Sophia’s tenacity and grit. She resolved to get her mission completed even after 2 years in captivity. Malcom was a jerk and Sophia let him back in way too easily.
I don’t care for this one l.

  • Romancing Mister Bridgerton

  • By: Julia Quinn
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 614
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 570
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557

Everyone knows that Colin Bridgerton is the most charming man in London. Penelope Featherington has secretly adored her best friend's brother for...well, it feels like forever. After half a lifetime of watching Colin Bridgerton from afar, she thinks she knows everything about him, until she stumbles across his deepest secret...and fears she doesn't know him at all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One of the Best of the Series

  • By Kjda on 06-03-17

Colin and Penelope were so much more

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

I knew from the last book that Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington would be the couple. It was just a matter of how the two oblivious people would see what was right in front of them.
I was wrong. Penelope knew all along, Colin was the dumb one that didn't really "see" Penelope until later. The good thing is that they developed a good friendship and had easy rapport. That is always a great foundation for a lasting relationship.
Both Colin and Penelope were so much more than those around them knew. They hid their true talents, ambitions and desires, only revealing it to each other in bits and pieces.
I continue to enjoy this series.



  • Magic Triumphs

  • Kate Daniels, Book 10
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,670
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,562
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,554

Kate has come a long way from her origins as a loner taking care of paranormal problems in post-Shift Atlanta. She's made friends and enemies. She's found love and started a family with Curran Lennart, the former Beast Lord. But her magic is too strong for the power players of the world to let her be. Kate and her father, Roland, currently have an uneasy truce, but when he starts testing her defenses again, she knows that sooner or later, a confrontation is inevitable. The Witch Oracle has begun seeing visions of blood, fire, and human bones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything we hoped for...

  • By IreneMBBT on 08-28-18

Best book all year. Go in blind and enjoy the ride

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

This audiobook was one of my favorite all year. The sounds for Kate and Curran's son were my absolute favorite thing to hear. I won't say anything about what happened other than Kate, Curran and the gang again united for face a great danger. There was a come to Jesus moment with Hugh. I just don't buy Hugh as a good guy but hey, the author is trying around to redeem him.
This book had everything I love about this series, humor, fighting, snarky remarks, love, family and power hungry Roland.
Another great installment but the growling, baby words by Conlan made me smile EVERYTIME


  • Damnable Grace

  • Hades Hangmen Series, Book 5
  • By: Tillie Cole
  • Narrated by: Patrick Garrett, Emily Cauldwell, Douglas Berger, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

Secrets never stay hidden. The burden of guilt never lifts from the heart. Born and raised in The Order of David, Sister Phebe knows nothing but cult life. Head of the Sacred Sisters of New Zion, Phebe was groomed from childhood for one purpose: to seduce. Prized as a harlot, Phebe is taken from the doomed cult by Meister, the notorious leader of the Aryan Brotherhood. Taken as his possession. Taken to be the woman who will obey his every sexual demand. Under his heavy hand, Phebe finds herself in a place much worse than she could ever have imagined... with absolutely no one to help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This series is incredible

  • By PATRICIA on 05-17-18

Two broken souls find each other

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

I liked this book but I didn't love it. Phebe has been mentioned in the prior book and its clear that she was ride or die for the Prophet. After all, she was trained to be a seductress since she was 10yrs old. After the Hangmen of Hades destroyed the Order of David, Phebe went from being the Head of the Sacred Sisters to now a drug addicted sex slave to Meister, leader of the Aryan Brotherhood.

When Xavier ‘AK’ Deyes and his Hangmen brother try to rescue more of Sisters who were sold from the New Zion to the Aryan Brotherhood, the find Phebe completely captures his attention. First he remembered her from their first interaction when he tied her to a tree and second, he condition reminds him of his past. AK decides he must help Phebe get clean and reclaim her life. Little did he know by helping her work through her pain, he would also be working through his own pain.

My main issue is that they are so messed up individually that jumping right into a relationship didn't make sense. I also didn't really feel their chemistry as much as some of the other couples. They redeemed each other but I didn't think that there was enough individual healing for each person. A lot happened and not enough space to process before AK and Phebe jumped into their HEA journey.

  • Fury of Surrender

  • Dragonfury, Book 6
  • By: Coreene Callahan
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372

Dragon warrior Forge has been sentenced to death by the Dragonkind elite. Recalling the memories of his family's murders could drive him to the edge of insanity, but it's the only way to remove the target on his back. Fiercely determined to protect his pack and his newborn son, Forge agrees to undergo harrowing treatments to help him remember the trauma buried deep inside his heart and mind. When nothing works, a woman of unprecedented power is brought in to help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A another great book

  • By Troublemer on 07-26-17

Finally Forge

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

It took me awhile to get into this story because I didn’t remember the specifics. I wish that authors would do some recap in the beginning if a new book just to remind the reader of plot thus far.

I was happy that we finally got to learn what was going on with Forge.
Forge and Hope happened a bit quicker than i would have liked but their chemistry was fire. The Irish Water dragon was definitely a good match for Hope, who was no stranger to loss. I was most intrigued by Ivan who was showing signings of not being a complete evil villain and that the author was laying the foundation for redemption.
I liked this addition to the series and hope there is more to come.

  • A Kiss of Blood

  • A Vamp City Novel
  • By: Pamela Palmer
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Estrella
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

One of the few humans who managed to escape the deadly twilight world of Vamp City, Quinn Lennox vows never to return. But the vampires want her back, for only she has the power to renew the magic of their crumbling world and free the vampires trapped within.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Vampires are corrupt and Humans are at their mercy

  • By Ezinwanyi on 11-14-18

Vampires are corrupt and Humans are at their mercy

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

There are very few series where vampires are just all bad and corrupt. This is one of those where I just don’t see how they can be redeemed.

Quinn Lennox has always had weird things happening to her like seeing portals or her eyes/hair glowing etc. Quinn has been tested for almost every disease and there seemed to be nothing physically wrong with her.
One day Quinn and her brother are sucked into a parallel world where vampires are at the top of the food chain and that’s when Quinn learned that her dreams weren’t a figment of her imagination.

In this parallel world, humans are auctioned for the pleasure and servitude of the vampire and Quinn was purchased by Arturo Mazza, a vampire whose feeds on fear. It was confusing for me at first to decided where Arturo's loyalty lay. He seemed to feel something for Quinn, but his master wanted Quinn for her dormant magically powers, so whenever there was any issues, Arturo never stood up for her.

I came to hate the vampires because they reveled in their power over humans and abused them mercilessly. It was disturbing and I found myself rooting for a rebellion to kill the vampires.
In the end, Quinn and her brother were able to escape back to Washington DC and away from the vampires with the help of Arturo. But the last few paragraphs let the readers know that all wasn't what it seemed. Arturo isn't all that he seems. After this book, I don't think I can ever trust the vampires. They enjoy feeding off people's misery way too much. But I will continue reading because I am hoping the humans will crush the vampires.

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