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  • Serafina and the Black Cloak

  • By: Robert Beatty
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,079
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,076

Serafina has never had a reason to disobey her pa and venture beyond the grounds of Biltmore Estate. There's plenty to explore in her grand home, but she must take care to never be seen. None of the rich folk upstairs know that Serafina exists; she and her pa, the estate's maintenance man, have lived in the basement for as long as Serafina can remember. She has learned to sneak and hide.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dances around in age-approoriateness

  • By Paisley on 09-17-15

Great Book!

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

Reviewed: 09-17-15

I was worried that it would be more for a young person, however; that was not the case! It was very well written and kept your interest throughout the entire book. Definitely a thriller that will keep you guessing!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Burn

  • Pure Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Julianna Baggott
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam, Casey Holloway, Kevin T. Collins, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 147

The fate of the world is more fragile than ever as Pures battle Wretches and former allies become potential enemies. Inside the Dome Patridge has taken his father's place as leader of the Pures. His intent had been to bring down the Dome from the inside with the help of the secret resistance force led by Partridge's former teacher Glassings. But from his new position of power, things don't seem quite as clear. Perhaps his father had been right.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Lazy ending

  • By MM on 02-11-14

Sad

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

Reviewed: 06-06-14

I loved the first book and second book in this trilogy, but walked away from this one sad and with unanswered questions. An epilog would have been nice, to answer some of them. The narrators once again did an excellent job of bringing all the characters to life, which made the end disappointing for me. If you read the first two books, you must finish it, but definitely not left with that "feel good feeling" you get when you finish a trilogy.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Pure

  • By: Julianna Baggott
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam, Joshua Swanson, Kevin T. Collins, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 662
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 598
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 596

Pressia barely remembers the Detonations or much about life during the Before. In her sleeping cabinet behind the rubble of an old barbershop where she lives with her grandfather, she thinks about what is lost. There are those who escaped the apocalypse unmarked. Pures. They are tucked safely inside the Dome that protects their healthy, superior bodies. Yet Partridge, whose father is one of the most influential men in the Dome, feels isolated and lonely. Different. He thinks about loss - maybe just because his family is broken. When Pressia meets Partridge, their worlds shatter all over again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pure Surprise

  • By Don Gilbert on 07-12-13

Warning!

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

Reviewed: 06-06-14

Pure was a very good book, that left you wanting to read the second and the third. The characters are alive and you want them to succeed. This is a series to get caught up in, BUT if you want to end a trilogy feeling good - then these books are not for you! I was left sadden and with questions.

  • Fuse

  • By: Julianna Baggott
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam, Casey Holloway, Kevin T. Collins, and others
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 231

To be a Pure is to be perfect, untouched by Detonations that scarred the Earth, and sheltered inside the paradise that is the Dome. But Partridge escaped to the outside world, where Wretches struggle to survive amid smoke and ash. Now, at the command of Partridge's father, the Dome is unleashing nightmare after nightmare upon the Wretches in an effort to get him back. At Partridge's side is a small band of those united against the Dome: Lyda, the warrior; Bradwell, the revolutionary; El Capitan, the guard; and Pressia, the young woman whose mysterious past ties her to Partridge in ways she never could have imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ichi - ni - san - shi - go

  • By Karen on 02-28-13

ichi - ni - san - shi - go

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

Reviewed: 02-28-13

Pressia, Bradwell, Lyda, Partridge,and El Capitan, are all once again on a mission to bring down the Dome. If you have read the first book, then you will definitely enjoy this one! This is full of adventure, romance,sadness and has excellent narration! This will keep you on the edge until the very end – however it will keep you hanging. If you don’t like to wait for the ending, then I recommend waiting until the next and final book comes out before you start this one.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Game of Thrones

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93,102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80,266
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 80,205

In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review of First 5 Books

  • By DCinMI on 09-12-13

Good Book - But. . . . . .

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

Reviewed: 08-03-12

If you love to lose yourself in a book – this is a great book to do that. If you love to lose yourself in a book that actually has a resolution, then not so much. I like to experience a book that leaves me with, a good feeling or at least some sort of satisfaction, this series is not it. After reading the reviews from the last book (to date - book 5) there is still no resolution, so prepare yourself. I am giving up on this series. however; I did like the way it was written, and the imagination of the author, but I’m moving on to another series! If you choose to read some of the reviews of the last book – heed the spoiler alert!

Not a big fan of the Narrator - but he will grow on you!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Where There's Smoke

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 830
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 642
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639

No one knows why Lara Mallory opens up her medical practice in the rowdy Texas town where Tackett Oil owns everything. But everyone remembers her role in the well-publicized scandal that caused the downfall of White House hopeful Senator Clark Tackett. Now the ironfisted matriarch of Tackett Oil intends to use her money and power to drive Lara out of town...especially when Lara meets Key, the hell-raising, youngest Tackett son.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!

  • By Kyla on 12-13-10

Where There's Smoke

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

Reviewed: 03-21-12

This is a very gripping book and the narrator does a very good job with each character. The plot moves right along and keeps you wondering right up to the very end. However it is a very sad book, so before you start, make sure you have a box of tissues!

  • New York to Dallas

  • In Death, Book 33
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,002
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,993

It was one of Eve Dallas’s earliest takedowns, back in her uniform days. A monster named Isaac McQueen had been abducting young victims and leaving them scarred in both mind and body. Thanks to Eve, he wound up where he belonged, removed from civilized society in Rikers. But he’s not behind bars anymore. After his escape, McQueen has two things in mind. One is to take up where he left off, preying on the young and innocent - when necessary, with the help of a female partner all too willing to be manipulated and to aid and abet his crimes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another WInner!

  • By Susanne on 09-16-11

Great Book!

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

Reviewed: 09-16-11

I think this was one of my favorites! It has a fast-flowing story line, with the usual cast of characters only playing a minor part. Eve???s realization and the way Roarke handles her, is as always touching. Their bond seems to grow stronger with each book. As usual Susan Ericksen did an exceptional job of narrating!

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Divided in Death

  • In Death, Book 18
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,049
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,663

Reva Ewing, a former member of the Secret Service, a security specialist for Roarke Enterprises, is a prime suspect in a double homicide. She had every reason to want to kill her husband, the renowned artist Blair Bissel. Not only was he having an affair, he was having it with her best friend. But Lieutenant Eve Dallas, who's on the case, believes Reva is innocent.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you haven't read Big Jack, get it first

  • By Pagan Picnic on 03-13-10

Another Good One!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-27-11

It has an excellent story line and the expansion of the characters had me shedding a lot tears in this one! Susan Ericksen did a great job narrating, which always makes this series come alive.

  • Conspiracy in Death

  • In Death, Book 8
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,770
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,211

With the precision of a surgeon, a serial killer preys on the most vulnerable souls of the world's city streets. The first victim: a sidewalk sleeper, found dead in New York City. No bruises, no signs of struggle. Just a laser-perfect, fist-sized hole where his heart had once been.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievable Audio

  • By Lily on 08-04-08

Great Series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-11

Each summer I choose a series to ???read??? and this is the best! The narrator, makes all the characters come to life, and I find myself giggling out loud or shedding a tear! I can???t wait to work my way through the rest of them!

  • Fantasy in Death

  • In Death, Book 30
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,334
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,733
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,737

Bart Minnock, founder of the computer gaming giant U-Play, enters his private playroom, and eagerly can’t wait to lose himself in an imaginary world, to play the role of a sword-wielding warrior king, in his company’s latest top-secret project, Fantastical.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Home Run!

  • By Judy on 02-23-10

Really Enjoyed!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-16-10

This was the first JD Robb book I have read, and it was great! It kept my attention and the narrator did a very good job with all the charactors. I will have the start this series from the beginning now!