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  • Lover Unbound, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 5

  • By: J.R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,828
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,052
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,053

Suffering a horrific childhood as the son of a Bloodletter in his father's war camp, Vishous pledges death to members of the vampire-hunting Lessening Society. Vishous knows no love. He feels no emotion. He lives only to oppose the slayers. But after suffering a mortal wound, a human surgeon named Dr. Jane Whitcomb tends to him. Her ministrations, however, extend beyond his physical injury - and before long her tender hand has awakened feelings of pleasure that Vishous never dreamed existed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Being the bloodletters son says it all...

  • By CindiL on 11-29-09

300 plus years old and still a baby

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

First, marissa deserves someone better. someone who wouldn’t willingly offer her to feed another one who shares his heart. She’s so abused she don’t even know she deserves better. Should’ve asked for another chosen. Would’ve found out about the traitor sooner.

Jane and V is an interesting combination. I think it will be cool to have an in house doctor but I would still be pissed at V for messing with my brain. Really?! Who knows how much damage he caused.

Wonder how pissed he’ll get when he finds out - mommy’s got a secret.

  • Lover Revealed

  • Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 4
  • By: J.R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,903
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,160

Butch O'Neal is a fighter by nature. A hard-living ex-homicide cop, he's the only human ever to be allowed in the inner circle of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. And he wants to go even deeper into the vampire world-to engage in the turf war with the lessers. His heart belongs to a female vampire, Marissa, an aristocratic beauty who's way out of his league. And if he can't have her, then at least he can fight side by side with the Brothers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Impassioned, dramatic and delivers a great story

  • By RabidReads on 04-10-12

poor marissa

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

This is a terrible story but it follows suit for abuse. Coincidental marissa opens a home for battered females or females with children who fell on hard times or have an unsafe living condition. When marissa is a victim herself. Not only did wrath treat her like crap but her brother too so she ends up with a helren who only thinks of himself. all the brothers so far was willing to give up the brotherhood for their female except butch - that’s just wrong. marissa deserves better.

plus i don’t get why the queen had to feed butch when wrath said to john they can call on a chosen instantly. another slap in the face. marissa must let him feed from another but gets all pissy when she had to.

sad cause i like her character and i was anxious to see her get hers but it didn’t happen. Just another story that shows once a victim always a victim - because they don’t believe they deserve more.

  • Stygian

  • A Dark-Hunter Novel
  • By: Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 26 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 521

Born before man recorded time, I lived for thousands of years believing myself to be something I’m not. Someone I’m not. Lied to and betrayed by gods, Daimons, and Dark-Hunters, I’ve struggled to find my way. Trained as a slayer and predator, I learned to fit in and stay low. Until I was sent to kill the one woman I couldn’t. My hesitation cost her her life. Or so I thought. I’ve learned that this world is an illusion and that my Phoebe still lives. Now I will have to travel into the very pits of Hades to try and save her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh... my.... gawdz no! LOL!!

  • By Aladda Phisayavong on 09-02-18

50 percent repeat 50 percent greatness

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

As mentioned so many times a lot of the book is cut and paste from previous books which was disappointing BUT the story back flashes over 11,000 years and you can’t change scenes the characters were already in so I see why she did it but I think she could’ve been creative and told it from Urian’s perspective instead of cutting and pasting all the time. Would’ve made the story better. Instead kinda feels like she was being lazy.

Understand I’m the person who gets annoyed and skips forward every time she explains what a dark hunter or who acheron or whatever’s is. I mean we’re on book 29+ and she’s still explaining it like I’m an idiot. I don’t want to hear she does it for the new readers because she could make a glossary so they can look it up themselves. Or they could start with the first book knowing this is a series. I think she does it to take up space. Or maybe she gets paid by each word. I don’t know just find it annoying.

By now you must be wondering why I rated the book so high since I haven’t said anything good so far .... that’s because the parts she didn’t cut and paste was really good. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone so I’ll just say I liked seeing Urian’s personality develop and how his relationship with other characters came to be. I saw myself in him. Especially how he interacted with his siblings.

If she could’ve brought that kind of imagination to the entire book instead of filling white space with excerpt from previous books she would gain more readers.

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  • One for the Money

  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 290
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289

Vampires Cat Crawford and her husband Bones's romantic vacation is interrupted when they're enlisted to guard a spoiled heiress with both human and undead hitmen on her tail. Things quickly go from bad to worse when details of their assignment make their way through the supernatural grapevine, and what started as a simple bodyguard job ends up being a fight for survival that neither Cat nor Bones saw coming.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wrong narrator

  • By Jean on 05-11-16

took awhile to get use to

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

after listening to another narrator for all the other books it took awhile to get use to the new voice. Try to connect the new voice with the character took away from story and with the tory being weak to begin with that didn’t help.

  • Outtakes from the Grave

  • A Night Huntress Outtakes Collection: The Night Huntress Novels, Book 7.5
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 709
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 658
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 656

Revisit Cat and Bones in this companion anthology to the Night Huntress series, and see what could've happened. With deleted scenes - some never before seen by the public - and alternate histories, forgotten side plots, additional love scenes, and increased personal revelations, this anthology is the culmination of a decade's worth of hidden work that went into Cat and Bones' story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A MUST for any JF fan

  • By Lisa on 02-21-16

almost missed some good stuff

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

I don’t know the rules but I think the rules should be burned and never again heard of because the things the editor recommended to keep I could’ve done without and the stuff that was edited should’ve stayed in.

  • Into the Fire

  • A Night Prince Novel
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,031
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,905
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,895

For nearly 600 years, Vlad Tepesh cared for nothing, so he had nothing to lose. His brutal reputation ensured that all but the most foolhardy stayed away. Now, falling in love with Leila has put him at the mercy of his passions. And one adversary has found a devastating way to use Vlad's new bride against him. A powerful spell links Leila to the necromancer Mircea. If he suffers or dies, so does she.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I was disappointed

  • By Henry on 03-08-17

Leila is still annoying

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

Reviewed: 03-11-18

I enjoy the story line and appreciate how they bring back characters from Night Huntress series but I can’t get behind Leila. Her character keeps flipping from powerful to whinny in a nanosecond.

The other thing I don’t like about these series is when the author constantly repeats stuff not only from previous books but within the same book too. She should give the readers more credit. We’re not all idiots.

  • Dragonsworn

  • Dark-Hunter, Book 28
  • By: Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 634
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 591
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592

There is nothing in the universe the cursed dragon, Falcyn, hates more than humanity... except Greek humans. In a war he wanted no part of, they systematically destroyed everything he'd ever cared for. Now he waits for the day when evolution will finally rid him of the human vermin.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • you'll need a series compendium

  • By Regina Harris on 12-18-17

wickedly good

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

Reviewed: 02-26-18

Medea character remains strong and funny. The dragons continue to confuse me especially since they have nothing to do with dark hunters but keeps the story interesting. I like how she continues to fill in the gaps like how Jared might not be the asshole everyone thinks he is. Also, how she teases us with possible new characters being added - Acheron’s daddy.

  • Dragonmark

  • Dark-Hunter, Book 27
  • By: Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 875
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 808
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 801

Centuries ago, Illarion was betrayed - a dragon made human against his will, then forced to serve humanity as a dragonmount in their army, and to fight for them in barbaric wars, even while he hated everything about them. Enslaved and separated from everyone he knew and from his own dragon brothers, he was forced into exile in a fey realm where he lost the only thing he ever really loved.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very disappointed!!

  • By Diana on 08-03-16

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 02-25-18

I was expecting the same temple from dragonbane story to continue with this one but it didn’t. Was bored stiff and the ending felt like finding one’s release fully clothed.

  • Dragonbane

  • By: Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021

Out of all the mysterious boarders who call Sanctuary home, no one is more antisocial or withdrawn than Maxis Drago. But then it's hard to blend in with the modern world when you have a 50-foot wingspan. Centuries ago he was cursed by an enemy who swore to see him fall. An enemy who took everything from him and left him forever secluded.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well, Hello Dragon!

  • By L. Brown-Jackson on 08-05-15

Great Read

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

Reviewed: 02-25-18

For the same reasons I enjoyed Acheron’s and Styxx’s book I enjoyed this book. They kept the rambling to a minimum, showed the growth of favorite characters, provided more details filling in the gaps from previous stories, and kept my interest.

  • Son of No One

  • Dark-Hunter, Book 23
  • By: Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 964
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 899
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 901

It’s not easy being life’s own personal joke, but Josette Landry has made an unstable peace with the beast. Life will continue to throw every bad thing it has at her, and she will continue to not put her head in an oven. But that’s okay. That which doesn’t kill her will just require a few hours of mental insanity. Completely down on her luck, Josette takes a job with a local paranormal group as a photographer and camerawoman. Yeah, they’re even crazier than she is. The only paranormal thing she believes in is the miracle that keeps her rusted out hoopty running.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another satisfying Dark Hunter/ Demon Chaser book.

  • By Teresa on 09-05-14

soap box preaching

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

Reviewed: 02-24-18

The story had great potential but failed drastically. It did set up future stories pretty well. Like whose ET father? How all the current “whatever’s” kids will grow up to become?