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  • Monsters, Magic, & Mayhem

  • Bubba the Monster Hunter, Season 4
  • By: John G. Hartness
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

A giant redneck in Fairyland, what could possibly go wrong? Everything. Absolutely everything. Monsters, Magic, & Mayhem collects four novella chronicling Bubba the Monster Hunter's trip through the lands of the Fae in search of his kidnapped sister.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NOOOOO!!! I need more!!!<br />

  • By erobbins33 on 03-04-19

Last story was weak

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

It was great listening to first 3 chapters but last one was just go and kill stuff without giving the feeling there was a story involved. It felt like filler.

  • Cold Reign

  • Jane Yellowrock, Book 11
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,304
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,152
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,137

Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker...and the woman rogue vampires fear most. Jane walks softly and carries a big stake to keep the peace in New Orleans, all part of her job as official Enforcer to Leo Pellissier, Master of the City. But Leo's reign is being threatened by a visit from a delegation of ancient European vampires seeking to expand their dominions. And there's another danger to the city.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book fro the fantastic Faith Hunter!

  • By Teri on 05-03-17

Great

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

Took a while to get into it but couldn't put it down once I got to a certain point. Loads of treadmill miles!

  • The Cambion Cycle

  • Quincy Harker Year Two
  • By: John G. Hartness
  • Narrated by: James Anderson Foster
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340

Collecting four novellas into one volume, The Cambion Cycle sees Harker and his cohorts battling bigger threats, teaming with legends of folklore, and trying to save the world from a demonic horde. All with snark, flair, and heaping helpings of bloodshed and mayhem.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fighting evil can be a raunchy, vulgar fun time.

  • By John G. Stone on 04-12-19

Not as good as the first one

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

Reviewed: 12-03-17

Would you try another book from John G. Hartness and/or James Anderson Foster?

Yes

What could John G. Hartness have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Make the characters less clueless...make the plot with multiple storylines that are woven together at the end. I got tired of the "let's go do this--oops that didn't work" so I skipped to the end.

Which scene was your favorite?

I liked the beginning of the book when Rebecca and Quincy were separated and pursuing their own adventures.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No...too gory for me.

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  • Fire Touched

  • Mercy Thompson Series, Book 9
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,597
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,032
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,014

Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • There are no words to express how much I loved this book!

  • By The Mays on 03-19-16

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 03-30-16

Sort of spoiler...glad for once Mercy wasn't severely hurt. Things ended better than they started. Wuite happy.

  • Undead and Unforgiven

  • By: MaryJanice Davidson
  • Narrated by: Nancy Wu
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

If Betsy Taylor has learned anything about ruling hell, it's: 1) she can't do it alone, and 2) she doesn't have to. She's got the help of a devoted vampire king, a dateless zombie, an exhausted new mom, an unshowered cop, a bitchy ghost, a kindly dead priest, and her late stepmother ("go Team Satan!"). But the latest major hurdle in her postdead life is so big she can't even see it until it's on CNN. Betsy's father and half sister Laura (a former Antichrist with a grudge) have outed Betsy to the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ambling at first, but back in the groove

  • By GH on 02-16-16

Better than the last few

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

Reviewed: 11-02-15

Is there anything you would change about this book?

With so much of Betsy's introspection, I think this would be a better read than listen.

Would you recommend Undead and Unforgiven to your friends? Why or why not?

It's better than the last few but not great. I find a trend in current sci fi where you start with a bang, meander along, then throw down an ending out of no where. In the meantime, the characters are just moving from one random event to another.

Could you see Undead and Unforgiven being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Ugh...absolutely not. Betsy is no longer likeable. Hasn't been since the first couple of books. She sort of gets a clue but her revelations are ruined by her general idiocy. It didn't flow.

Any additional comments?

If a had one credit, I would not have wasted it on this book.

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  • Prudence

  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,626
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,495
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,488

When Prudence Alessandra Maccon Akeldama ("Rue" to her friends) is bequeathed an unexpected dirigible, she does what any sensible female under similar circumstances would do: she christens it the Spotted Custard and floats off to India. Soon she stumbles upon a plot involving local dissidents, a kidnapped brigadier's wife, and some awfully familiar Scottish werewolves.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pronunciations and character voices are Different!

  • By Andrea C on 03-17-15

No focus

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

Reviewed: 04-18-15

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

This didn't work for me. It didn't seem to have a focused plot. It was like the author had an end game and pulled random points to meet it. Steampunk is suspend belief but this was jump off the cliff. It was a Victorian era novel with the most liberal 2010+s standards. And then Rue making a treaty for which she has no authorization...this will have to be addressed in a sequel. I loved Gail's other books but this one was disappointing compared to her other works.

  • The Last Guardian

  • Artemis Fowl, Book 8
  • By: Eoin Colfer
  • Narrated by: Nathaniel Parker
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,556
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,412

Artemis Fowl’s archenemy Opal Koboi has masterminded a way to simultaneously secure her release from prison and bring the human and fairy worlds to their knees. And, unless Artemis can stop her, the evil pixie’s next move will destroy all human life on Earth. Ground zero is the Fowl Estate, where Opal has reanimated fairy warriors who were buried there thousands of years ago. Their spirits have possessed any vessels they can find - corpses, Artemis’s little brothers, assorted wildlife - and they are bound to obey Opal’s every command. Defeating the motley troops and their diabolical leader will require all of Artemis’s cleverness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable, though Indulgent

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-20-12

Don't skip ahead

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

Reviewed: 08-14-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This was a good listen. I thought the ending was good up to a point but didn't reinforce the boy genius paradigm.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Of course Mulch Diggins. Like the Energizer Bunny her keeps on tickin' on.

What about Nathaniel Parker’s performance did you like?

He was perfect, as always. He does consistently the voices in a way where the listener can distinguish between characters and tell their unique characteristics.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Opal got her comeuppance.

Any additional comments?

Really great listen. Felt in an attempt to make Artemis more human, it made him dumber.

  • A Vision of Murder

  • Psychic Eye Mysteries, Book 3
  • By: Victoria Laurie
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Michaels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,081
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 898
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 892

Professional psychic Abby Cooper has invested in a fixer-upper, hoping to make a killing in the real estate market. But a killing of another kind puts her plans awry, as the ghost of a murdered woman and some troublesome poltergeists lead her into a mystery that stretches all the way back to World War II.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mystery solving couple

  • By Yuriko on 06-02-11

What happened to Abby???

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

Reviewed: 08-14-13

Would you try another book from Victoria Laurie and/or Elizabeth Michaels?

I will try the next one. If that doesn't work, I'll move on.

Has A Vision of Murder turned you off from other books in this genre?

No.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Yes. Doesn't do well with voice differentiation or high emotion.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger. This book intended on focusing on Abby and Dutch's relationship with which the author obviously had no writing experience. If this were the first book, it never would have been published. Abby was a flat out ignorant beyotch. There was no connection between her and Dutch and I couldn't understand what he saw in her. She repeatedly threw common sense out the door and had major attitude when her stupidity was pointed out to her. How can someone who's supposed to be intuitive lack so much common sense. Dave was such a nice guy and Abby totally messed him over. I'll listen to the next book but if she doesn't get a clue I'll dump this series and move on. The narrator was great but given the material, it didn't matter.

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  • The Iron Duke

  • By: Meljean Brook
  • Narrated by: Faye Adele
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332

After the Iron Duke freed England from Horde control, he instantly became a national hero. Now Rhys Trahaearn has built a merchant empire on the power-and fear-of his name. And when a dead body is dropped from an airship onto his doorstep, bringing Detective Inspector Mina Wentworth into his dangerous world, he intends to make her his next possession. But when Mina uncovers the victim's identity, she stumbles upon a conspiracy that threatens the lives of everyone in England.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First steampunk book for me

  • By Marcheta on 11-12-11

Original Idea

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

Reviewed: 01-21-13

If you could sum up The Iron Duke in three words, what would they be?

The plot was interesting. Easy to get into. I rated this 4 stars because the sex scenes derailed the story. Also, the Iron Duke was a jerk so his "you're in my bed whether you like it or not" didn't go well with me. I loved Mina. She was so cool...her heroism was just all in a day's work. I think the Kindle follow-on should have been part of the main story. I would have rated it higher.

What did you like best about this story?

The whole Steampunk world was very original. I liked the plot (s).

What about Faye Adele’s performance did you like?

I thought she was great and made the story.

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

No. I wanted to fast forward through the sex scenes because it took away from the story progression. One minute you have exciting action, the next you come to a screeching halt for the sex. I don't have a problem with sex scenes but they were overly wrought and significantly slowed the pace of the story.

  • Hard Magic

  • Book I of the Grimnoir Chronicles
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,945
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,989
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,984

Jake Sullivan is a licensed private eye with a seriously hardboiled attitude. He also possesses raw magical talent and the ability to make objects in his vicinity light as a feather or as heavy as depleted uranium, all with a magical thought. It's no wonder the G-men turn to Jake when they need someoneto go after a suspected killer who has been knocking off banks in a magic-enhanced crime spree.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I thought it was going to be.

  • By Clinton on 08-06-11

I loved it!

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

Reviewed: 09-25-12

If you could sum up Hard Magic in three words, what would they be?

For me. seeing how everything was wrapped up was great.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

took me a little bit to like the narration. Didn't like Jake's voice at all. Made him sound dumb. Narratorr did Southern accents poorly.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful