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Angela Knight

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  • Fish out of Water

  • By: Amy Lane
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243

PI Jackson Rivers grew up on the mean streets of Del Paso Heights and he doesn't trust cops, even though he was one. When the man he thinks of as his brother is accused of killing a police officer in an obviously doctored crime, Jackson will move heaven and earth to keep Kaden and his family safe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fish should be scared of water!

  • By Tams (TTC Books and more) on 02-24-17

Amazing Rainbow Trout

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

Damn, Amy Lane is good. I’ve been writing erotic romance for 20 years, and I still found myself taking notes on the way she constructs the lovely build of the romance. I adore both Jackson and Ellery— they have a deliciously sexy relationship, enhanced by Lane’s fabulous voice.

Greg Tremblay manages to give both heroes distinctly different voices even in rapid-fire dialogue. Gorgeous work all around.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 62,025
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 56,617
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 56,294

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story - from a 54 yo white republican man

  • By Richard Sullivan on 12-22-18

Surprisingly intimate

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

Listening to this book gave me the illusion of listening to a girlfriend speak about her life—the occasional grumble about her husband, her job. And yet there was also that intense adoration for her husband that confirmed for me I was right to support him.

I also enjoyed the many childhood moments I had in common with her. We’re about the same age, so even though I’m a white Southern lady, when she talked about childhood toys and listening to the Jackson Five, there was a lovely recognition there. I feel such kinship with her. I recommend the book highly, and she does a great job narrating it.

  • Behind the Throne

  • By: K. B. Wagers
  • Narrated by: Angèle Masters
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Hail Bristol has made a name for herself in the galaxy for everything except what she was born to do: rule the Indranan Empire. When she is dragged back to her home planet to take her rightful place as the only remaining heir, she finds that trading her ship for a palace is her most dangerous move yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stop listening.

  • By Patti on 09-01-16

Fascinating story with a vivid, kickass heroine

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

Reviewed: 12-12-17

I read the print version of this book, and loved it. I enjoyed it. The rich world with its Indian influence is fascinating. Yet Hail is as far from prim and traditional- a kickass combination of King Arthur and Wonder Woman, yet with human foibles. So I bought the audiobook and found the narration added another nice layer to the story. Good work all around.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 109,686
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 101,588
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 101,104

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • boring

  • By Anita on 01-24-17

Fascinating and funny

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

Reviewed: 12-07-17

I have come to enjoy his stuff on the Daily Show, but I found this book made me like him even more. His stories of growing up under apartheid were fascinating as well as darkly funny. There are a lot of twists and turns in the story you won’t expect, and it made me cry more than once. He did a terrific job with the narration too.

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  • Penric’s Demon

  • A Fantasy Novella in the World of the Five Gods
  • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525

On his way to his betrothal, young Lord Penric comes upon a riding accident with an elderly lady on the ground, her maidservant and guardsmen distraught. As he approaches to help, he discovers that the lady is a Temple divine, servant to the five gods of this world. Her avowed god is the Bastard, "master of all disasters out of season", and with her dying breath she bequeaths her mysterious powers to Penric.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Kinder, Gentler Demon

  • By Carol on 01-10-16

I love this series!

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

Reviewed: 02-09-17

Lois McMaster Bujold is my favorite author goddess, and Grover Gardener has a fine crisp delivery I enjoy. Penric and Desdemona's adventures are always good fun, and the world of the Five Gods is a fascinating place I never tire of.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Raven Cursed

  • Jane Yellowrock, Book 4
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,473
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,144

The vampires of Asheville, North Carolina, want to establish their own clan, but since they owe loyalty to the Master Vampire of New Orleans, they must work out the terms with him. To come up with an equitable solution, he sends an envoy with the best bodyguard blood money can buy: skinwalker Jane Yellowrock. But when a group of local campers are attacked by something fanged, Jane goes from escort to investigator. Is it a rogue-vampire, shapechanger, or witch? Or something else magical?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Rosemary on 06-04-13

Fabulous series, well-written and narrated.

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

Reviewed: 04-05-15

I really love the JANE YELLOWROCK series. Jane is a snarky, fun Southern heroine, snarky and intelligent, with a great supporting cast, especially Beast, who makes her more than the usual shifter.

  • Dragon Bones

  • The Hurog Duology, Book 1
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Joe Manganiello
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 681
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529

We all play roles at times. Wardwick of Hurog played the role of a fool till he reached adulthood, just to keep his father from murdering him. Now he must overcome the image he so carefully built and fight not simply for his birthright but to free the five Kingdoms from tyranny and the rising tide of darkest magic that threatens his world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hurog means dragon-this dragon got me by the tale

  • By Jon on 01-01-11

Can't wait for the Sequel

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-11

I loved this book, and I thought Joe Manganiello gave a fabulous reading performance. As always in her books, Briggs skillfully creates viewpoint characters who have weaknesses, yet who are undeniably heroes. As to the rape backstory -- She never glamorizes these attacks. The heroes overcome this ultimate mental and physical assault after a difficult battle. You never have any doubt that the rapists are villains who deserve what the heroes eventually do to them. I love plots in which characters overcome their own weaknesses and prove just how great they really are. That's why I adore Patricia Briggs, and list her as one of my personal writing goddesses.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful