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  • The Trouble with Twelfth Grave

  • A Novel
  • By: Darynda Jones
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,436
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,283
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,273

Ever since Reyes Farrow escaped from a hell dimension in which Charley Davidson accidentally trapped him, the son of Satan has been brimstone-bent on destroying the world his heavenly Brother created. His volatile tendencies have put Charley in a bit of a pickle. But that's not the only briny vegetable on her plate. While trying to domesticate the feral being that used to be her husband, she also has to deal with her everyday life of annoying all manner of beings - some corporeal, some not so much - as she struggles to right the wrongs of society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Charlie Mania

  • By IreneMBBT on 11-01-17

Please keep them coming!

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

Reviewed: 05-23-18

It's the 12th book and I'm still hooked. I love the humor and the characters.

  • First Grave on the Right

  • Charley Davidson, Book 1
  • By: Darynda Jones
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,724
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,617
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,598

A smashing, award-winning debut novel that introduces Charley Davidson: part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper. Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light”. But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life...and it turns out he might not be dead after all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great choice for Stephanie, Lorelai or Buffy fans!

  • By Austin gal on 03-07-12

One of my favorites.

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

Reviewed: 03-29-18

Funny, sarcastic, and witty! What more can you ask for? I love the whole series.

  • Geekerella

  • A Novel
  • By: Ashley Poston
  • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens, Tristan Morris
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,321
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,320

Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic science-fiction series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck and her dad's old costume, Elle's determined to win - unless her stepsisters get there first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fresh new take on the Cinderella tale

  • By Kathleen Y. Danis on 05-02-17

Cute!

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

Cute take on the Cinderella story. I still wish it had a more detailed ending.

  • Persuasion

  • Curse of the Gods, Volume 2
  • By: Jane Washington, Jaymin Eve
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,950
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,811
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,811

Willa Knight: Dweller? Bad-ass? Notorious pet to five magical beings? In Blesswood, there are rules, and someone is trying to teach her how to follow them. The only problem is Willa. Which shouldn’t be anything new, since she has been a problem since birth — something her pseudo-sister Emmy would agree on. So it definitely shouldn’t be new, but it is. Because things are starting to happen that have never happened before. Things are starting to get chaotic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hooked on these books

  • By Alisha McCoy on 11-22-17

So far I'm loving this series.

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

Really entertaining and very funny. I like the reader, the story line and the characters.

  • Trickery

  • Curse of the Gods, Book 1
  • By: Jaymin Eve, Jane Washington
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,917
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,911

In Minatsol, being a dweller means that you are literally no better than dirt. In fact, dirt might actually be more useful than Willa. Her life will be one of servitude to the sols, the magic-blessed beings who could one day be chosen to become gods. At least her outer village is far removed from the cities of the sols, and she won't ever be forced to present herself to them... Until one small mistake changes everything, and Willa is awarded a position to serve at Blesswood, the top sol academy in the world - a position that she definitely did not earn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WHAT WAS THAT!!!!

  • By Sarah on 06-27-17

I really enjoyed this one

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

Reviewed: 01-28-18

I usually don't go for books with a lot of cussing, but they just fit in this book. I loved the humor and am curious where the story goes. I hope the rest of the books are the same.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Into the Wilderness

  • A Novel
  • By: Sara Donati
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 30 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,910
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,914

Weaving a vibrant tapestry of fact and fiction, Into the Wilderness sweeps us into another time and place...and into the heart of a forbidden, incandescent affair between a spinster Englishwoman and an American frontiersman. Here is an epic of romance and history that will captivate readers from the start.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful surprise

  • By I like to shop on 04-26-16

Not Outlander - Good all on it's own!

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

Reviewed: 11-03-15

I loved how the author mentions characters from another author’s book. It was unusually and enjoyable to have the mention. Donati does a great job of describing characters and scenes. You feel the incredible experiences of each character. 30 hours is a long time to listen to the same story but it did not seem dragged out, nor did it get boring. While not being my favorite narrator, Reading did a good job and helped the story along. I will be continuing this series. More than worth 1 credit.

  • Fall from Grace

  • A Novel
  • By: Richard North Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 494
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 411
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 422

The mysterious, violent death of a prominent New England patriarch exposes a nest of dark family secrets in bestselling author Richard North Patterson’s twentieth compelling novel. Adam Blaine arrives on the island of Martha’s Vineyard to attend the funeral of his estranged father, Ben Blaine, a famous and charismatic writer who has served as patriarch of his clan for many years.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Usual Suspects

  • By Me & My Girls on 09-04-15

Not that suspensful

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

Reviewed: 11-03-15

This was my first book by Patterson. It was on sale and I have heard so much about him that I just picked it up. I was a little surprised while listening to the book that there was so much praise for this author as I thought the book was not any better than all the other books out there. When I went back to the reviews and saw that others said this was not his best work, I understood. It is not that this was a bad book, it was worth the sale price and I would not have been upset if I had spent a credit. I was just expecting more from such a big name. The character descriptions were great and the story line was good, there just were not really any big surprises like I would have expected. Almost all the so called big story plots, I saw coming a mile away. In addition, some things just did not make sense. For instance, the main character Adam is supposed to be an undercover CIA agent turning Afghanistan citizens into spies yet has no problem being photographed by tabloids. ??.

It may have been the narrator. Boutsikaris was not the best I have ever heard. His tone was nice but his inflections seemed muted or static. Sometimes his character voices blended in with his narrative voice so there was no distinction as to who was talking until you heard him say the character’s name. Maybe this is better read than listened to. I gave it 4 stars overall as this was a good listen.

I would listen to the next in the series but I read it is not a continuation but rather a prequel to this book as to how Ben (the bad guy father) came to be how he was. I just don't think I am up to reading about how a true AS_ could become such a complete jerk as a human. There is nothing anyone could tell me that would make me feel sorry for such a poor excuse for a father let alone human being. There is no excuse for people like that. I don't think I could listen to anymore of the bad things he has done as he did enough in this book. Maybe I will skip to the last.

  • The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition]

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,610
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,151

Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Nora - Outstanding!!!!

  • By M. Davis on 04-20-12

Good Listen!

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

Reviewed: 11-03-15

I admit, I used to be a Nora Roberts fan but then the books just seemed to be the same book over and over with different character names. I picked this one up on sale because I wasn't willing to part with a whole credit on the chance this might be different. I'm glad I did and would have spent a credit on it. The story was detailed and the main character Elizabeth, grew and changed from experiences. It was not incredibly suspenseful. You could pretty much guess what was coming but it was still a nice light listen and entertaining. If I can find more like this, I would go back to spending credits on her books versus just waiting for them to go on sale.

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,586
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,950
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,954

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hours in, restarted so husband could listen too!

  • By Pikay on 12-13-14

Surprised at how much I loved it!

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

Reviewed: 11-03-15

This was not at all what I expected and I was really surprised at how much I liked it. Even the end. Not even that was what I expected. I didn't see the excerpt that said this was a zombie tale or I may not have picked it up even though it was on sale. I'm not a large zombie story fan, although I do like a really good apocalyptic type story. Boy am I glad I did. I had to tell everyone around me what I was listening to and pass the story on. It's to soon for their reviews but so far, they also love it. You just want to pick Melanie up and hug her and kiss her, but you know you can't. Villains you want to die end up being heroes and heroes villains. It is not the average zombie tale. I would have spent a credit on this and been very very happy with my purchase.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Pirate Hunter

  • By: Richard Zacks
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 856
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 533
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 538

Captain Kidd has gone down in history as America's most ruthless buccaneer. However, Captain William Kidd was no career cut-throat; he was a tough, successful New York sea captain who was hired to chase pirates. Across the oceans of the world, the pirate hunter, Kidd, pursued the pirate, Culliford. One man would hang in the harbor; the other would walk away with the treasure. The Pirate Hunter is both a masterpiece of historical detective work and a page-turner.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Aaaargh Matey, Listen to this tale!

  • By Karen on 04-20-04

A little more of a documentory than I expected

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

Reviewed: 11-03-15

I think I started this with the wrong mindset, however I was stuck as it was the only book left on my mp3. So I stayed with it. I am not disappointed just not overly excited. I was expecting something more like a non-fiction mixed with characters that brought the story to life. It read more like a history channel documentary. Not bad, but if I had realized that before hand I would have listened to it in a different setting. Prichard was an okay narrator, yet again, he reminded me of someone narrating a TV documentary than a character rich story. The story was more entertaining than reading a history book. The reading tended to run on a bit without much inflection between very important and the mundane. I think I would have liked it better on TV where I could see a visual of some of the things they were talking about, it would make it more exciting or maybe just reading the book myself instead.