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  • Vengeance for My Valentine (Five Seasons of Night)

  • By: Adam J. Whitlatch
  • Narrated by: Rich Callahan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

When his fiancée is brutally murdered on Valentine's Day, Ash Corvus is unwittingly plunged into the nightmarish world of the Arpadeem, or, as the movies call them...Vampires. What begins as a personal quest for revenge becomes a struggle for the fate of the city itself as Ash's search takes him into Cedar Rapids' secret criminal underworld. Ash must cast off his humanity and become a monster himself if he hopes to bring vengeance upon the monster who murdered his love...the man with the scar.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED IT

  • By Pamela on 11-15-18

LOVED IT

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

This book had me hooked from the beginning! Well written, engaging story with characters you might not expect. Enough vampire convention with awesome, well thought out twists. The author has done an amazing job. My only thought on the reader is the beginning couple of chapters sounded flat- but after that the enthusiasm picks up and is great to the end.

  • Anne of Green Gables

  • By: Lucy Maude Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,056
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,058

When Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert of Green Gables, Prince Edward Island, send for a boy orphan to help them out at the farm, they are in no way prepared for the error that will change their lives. The mistake takes the shape of Anne Shirley, a redheaded 11-year-old girl who can talk anyone under the table. Fortunately, her sunny nature and quirky imagination quickly win over her reluctant foster parents. Anne's feisty spirit soon draws many friends - and much trouble - her way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even this old man love Anne

  • By Karen on 07-20-15

delightful story

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

Reviewed: 07-29-18

A delightful story of a spirited girl. While the narrator does well with inflections and enthusiasm in reading, the individual voices were muddled and difficult to distinguish making it difficult for the listener to determine which character was speaking.

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  • Two Nights

  • A Novel
  • By: Kathy Reichs
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo, Kim Mai Guest
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 274
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 252

Sunnie has spent years running from her past, burying secrets and building a life in which she needs no one and feels nothing. But a girl has gone missing, lost in the chaos of a bomb explosion, and the family needs Sunnie's help. Is the girl dead? Did someone take her? If she is out there, why doesn't she want to be found? It's time for Sunnie to face her own demons - because they just might lead her to the truth about what really happened all those years ago.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't waste a credit

  • By Marlene Diamond on 07-18-17

not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 10-19-17

Narrator was awesome. However, I expected a Bones novel when I pre-ordered this. So right off I was disappointed. Then I decided to give it a chance. (spoiler alert) I was confused throughout the book by the little side story/diary like monolouge. There was little to connect that to the story itself and it's purpose not being revealed until the last chapter was frustrating. I don't mind some surprise twists (many crime dramas have gotten predictable), but the lack of connection to the monologue left me uninterested in it. Maybe giving it a second listen now that I know it's purpose would be more interesting...but on a first pass it left me a bit apathetic toward the book. Personally, I thinking possible the book would have been better without it. I might have been able to connect better and have more sympathy to the main character had her past been at least hinted at sooner...that connection to her passion for pursuing the case is too important to leave it to the last chapter. Having said all that, at least the storyline was interesting, the dialouge well crafted and the characters developed skillfully.

  • Wyrd Sisters

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,366
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,683
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,676

In Wyrd Sisters, the enchanting world of Discworld is turned upside down by 3 meddling witches: Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, and Magrat Garlick. Their interference in royal politics causes kingdoms to wobble, crowns to topple, knives to flash, and citizens to shudder in fear. Terry Pratchett's vividly imaginative story takes you on a journey with hunchbacked monarchs, lost crowns, disguised heirs, refueling broomsticks, and frightening thunderstorms, as the three sisters battle the odds to restore the rightful king to the throne.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Which Discworld?

  • By Chris on 06-09-07

poor quality recording?

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

Reviewed: 09-22-17

It was difficult to clearly hear all the story. most of it was like listening to someone mumbling and that made the story hard to follow. I would suggest a different recording.

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  • Equal Rites

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,862
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,047
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,054

Right before the wise old wizard Drum Billet died, he passed on his magical staff of power to the newborn eighth son of an eighth son. Unfortunately, Drum Billet never bothered to check the gender of the newborn baby, and it turns out to be a girl. Now his chauvinistic colleagues are forced to deal with a young girl who has all the qualifications to join their all-male profession. Terry Pratchett's third Discworld novel, Equal Rites, asks many provocative questions about magic, where it goes, where it comes from, and why.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of fun

  • By Lisa L. Hilton on 08-01-04

delightful

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

Reviewed: 03-10-17

Delightful, yet full of insight. Granny Weatherwax is becoming a favorite character for me. Enjoyed.

  • Birthright

  • Book I of the Temujin Saga
  • By: Adam J. Whitlatch
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

Alien warmongers have cloned an ancient emperor to lead an unstoppable army. Gifted with superhuman powers and advanced technology, he sets his sights on his home planet, Earth, and then...the stars!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Would recommend for YA

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-12-16

engaging and humerus

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

Reviewed: 02-23-17

loved it! especially loved the narrator, best reading I've listened to on a long time!

  • Ashes of Victory

  • Honor Harrington, Book 9
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 25 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,639
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,343
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,350

The People's Republic of Haven made a tiny mistake when it announced the execution of Honor Harrington. It seemed safe enough. After all, she was already dead. Unfortunately, they were wrong. Now Honor has escaped from the prison planet called Hell and returned to the Manticoran Alliance with a few friends. Almost half a million of them, to be precise including some who know what really happened when the Committee of Public Safety seized power in the PRH.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ashes of Victory

  • By Jean on 06-30-11

entertaining

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

Reviewed: 01-06-17

narrator is incredible, she keeps so many voices separate and does so consistently! story is engaging

  • City of Fallen Angels

  • The Mortal Instruments, Book 4
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Ed Westwick, Molly C. Quinn
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,409
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,596
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,640

City of Fallen Angels take up where City of Glass left off. With Valentine out of the way, Clary thought she and Jace could finally be together--but when someone starts murdering the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine's Circle and leaving their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to destroy the new peace between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, she realizes the past can never be left entirely behind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The narrators!

  • By Melissa on 04-06-11

entertaining story...

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

Reviewed: 11-21-16

The story is entertaining despite the awkward narration. The readers struggled voicing the various characters.

  • In Enemy Hands

  • Honor Harrington, Book 7
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 19 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,722
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,421

Honor Harrington has survived ship-to-ship combat, assassins, political vendettas, and duels. But this time, Honor and her crew, ambushed and captured, are aboard an enemy ship, bound for a prison planet aptly named "Hell" - and her scheduled execution. Yet the one lesson Honor has never learned is how to give up. She and her people are going home--even if it means conquering hell to get there!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excelent, audible should finish the series

  • By Daniel on 07-22-09

Good read

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

Reviewed: 10-28-16

Another good installment in the Honor Harrington series. So many twists and unexpected turns, keeps you on the edge of your seat.

  • City of Glass

  • The Mortal Instruments, Book 3
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Natalie Moore
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,167

To save her mother's life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters - never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AWESOME!!!

  • By Jennifer A. Peurifoy on 03-21-09

Not perfect, still enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 08-30-16

It does advance the Shadowhunter story in interesting ways. The author could spend less time beating on certain aspects of the story-there are places where it seemed like more time could have been spent in editing and refining a good story. The reader...then one who read the first book was better. Thus reader muddled voices and mispronounced words so much that it became distracting! There was little differentiation between certain characters, especially the male characters.