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  • Born in Blood

  • By: Alexandra Ivy
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 142

Sergeant Duncan O'Conner has seen it all before. Beautiful erotic dancer murdered at home, no suspect, no motive. But there's one clue: She's missing her heart. It's enough to make the hard-bitten Kansas City cop enlist the help of a necro - one of the dead-channeling freaks who live in the domed city of nearby Valhalla. It's a long shot, but desperate crimes call for desperate measures. Unlike the other "high-bloods" in Valhalla, Callie Brown considers her abilities a gift, not a curse. But when she reads the dancer's final thoughts, she senses a powerful presence blocking her vision. This is no ordinary homicide. This is the work of a legendary necromancer who controls souls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By bluebelle on 02-24-14

Boring!!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-19-18

Would you try another book from Alexandra Ivy and/or Jim Frangione?

I could not finish this book the narrator is super boring. I really really tried but...boring..

  • Burned by Darkness

  • By: Alexandra Ivy
  • Narrated by: Candace Tate
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 107

Tayla is desperate for a place to call home. After years on the run, the young imp impulsively buys a teahouse and is determined to build a new life. Unfortunately, she's barely opened the doors when she's tracked down by the dragon who purchased her from troll slave-traders. He demands she pay off her debts...in his harem. Baine has devoted a quarter of a century to tracking down his beautiful concubine. And now that he has her in his grasp, he's not about to let her go. But he isn't the only demon hunting her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • was not enough

  • By Blondebell on 02-01-18

consistency

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

Reviewed: 08-21-17

The voice actors should have done some research on how to pronounce names prpoerly. Drove me nuts the how time.

  • Highland Surrender

  • By: Tracy Brogan
  • Narrated by: Sarah Coomes
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,836
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,646
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,645

Defiant Highland beauty Fiona Sinclair is shocked by her brothers’ treachery. To seal a fragile truce, they have traded her hand in marriage to their sworn enemy, a man she has never met, a man she was raised to despise. With no choice but to wed, Fiona makes her own private vow: Though she may sacrifice her freedom, she will never surrender her heart. Commanded into marriage by the king, Myles Campbell is no more willing than his reluctant bride. Still, she is a rare beauty, passionate enough to warm even the coldest marriage bed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I couldn't stop listening!

  • By Karen on 01-06-13

long and awful

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

Reviewed: 05-18-15

This story was long and only had a few parts that were worth listening to.

  • Endless Knight: Arcana Chronicles, Book 2

  • By: Kresley Cole
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,749
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,611

In this seductive follow-up to Poison Princess, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole takes us deeper into the dark world of the Arcana Chronicles. With threats lurking around every corner, Evie is forced to trust her newfound alliance. Together they must fight not only other Arcana, but also Bagmen zombies, post-apocalyptic storms, and cannibals

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling!

  • By Katherine on 10-09-13

bloody awful

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

Reviewed: 06-03-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

If the story was any good at all; I thought it was going to be a Kresley Cole masterpiece, this time she let me down

What could Kresley Cole have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I don't think that she should be delving into children's books; this is what that felt like

What aspect of Emma Galvin’s performance would you have changed?

She was ok, It took me some time to adjust to her way of telling a story

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

Disappointment