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  • A Treacherous Curse

  • By: Deanna Raybourn
  • Narrated by: Angele Masters
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,223
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,129

London, 1888. As colorful and unfettered as the butterflies she collects, Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell can't resist the allure of an exotic mystery - particularly one involving her enigmatic colleague, Stoker. His former expedition partner has vanished from an archaeological dig with a priceless diadem unearthed from the newly discovered tomb of an Egyptian princess. This disappearance is just the latest in a string of unfortunate events that have plagued the controversial expedition, and rumors abound that the curse of the vengeful princess has been unleashed as the shadowy figure of Anubis himself stalks the streets of London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I rarely give a book a 5, but....

  • By bigdjunta on 04-27-18

Great 3rd book

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

Reviewed: 01-26-18

With the way this one ended I am so glad there is another one in the works. The dynamics between these two characters is wonderful. They are so alike and compliment each other even in their darkest places. I am hoping they can heal with each other (even more than they already have). The banter is so much fun to listen to. They are both like very damaged, very worldly infants. Very excited to see where life takes them!!

  • Silence Fallen

  • A Mercy Thompson Novel, Book 10
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King, George Newbern
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,387
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,989
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,974

Attacked and abducted in her home territory, Mercy finds herself in the clutches of the most powerful vampire in the world, taken as a weapon to use against alpha werewolf Adam and the ruler of the Tri-Cities vampires. In coyote form Mercy escapes - only to find herself without money, without clothing, and alone in the heart of Europe. Unable to contact Adam and the rest of the pack, Mercy has allies to find and enemies to fight, and she needs to figure out which is which.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Distracted - Unhappy - Disappointed

  • By Rebecca on 08-11-17

Another great Mercy Thompson book

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

Reviewed: 03-13-17

I love this series. I love the dynamics between all the characters. My only disappointment is that George Newbern did some of the voices this time. I love George. He is so talented but in this series I love the way Lorelei King does the voices. I especially love the way she does Stephan and Adam. I was very disappointed that she didn't do those parts. Stephan wasn't in the last book and I was really looking forward to hearing him in this one. George just didn't give him the credit he was due. Again, I love George Newbern but I truly missed Lorelei King in these parts.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Small Great Things

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Audra McDonald, Cassandra Campbell, Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,816
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,932
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,859

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than 20 years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders, or does she intervene?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must Read

  • By Sabrina on 11-01-16

Riveting Story

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

Reviewed: 02-13-17

This was the most amazing book. The view points from all sides were so in-depth. It really made me relook at my views on racism and think about them from so many different angles.

  • Shadow Rites

  • Jane Yellowrock, Book 10
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,302
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,121

Slaying vampires is child's play for skinwalker Jane Yellowrock. But handling the complicated politics of New Orleans' supernatural players is another story.... Jane is keeping the peace between visiting groups of witches and vamps in the city, but then trouble comes knocking on her door. When her house is magically attacked, the wild chase to find her assailants unearths a mystery that has literally been buried deep. A missing master vampire, presumed long deceased, is found chained in a pit...undead, raving mad, and in the company of two human bodies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Urban Fantasy series

  • By omnireader on 04-08-16

My Favorite

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

Reviewed: 05-03-16

I think this was my favorite Jane Yellowrock story this far. It's so nice for her to have her "Yellowrock Family" all there and working together. The story was action packed as always but also sweet, sexy and fun. Glad she's finally letting the people who care about her in!!

  • 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 6,526
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,963
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,947

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

Long overdue and worth the wait

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

Reviewed: 03-09-16

This is one of my favorite series and Fire Touched was well worth the wait.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ghost in the Wind

  • By: E. J. Copperman
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519

Guesthouse owner, single mother, and reluctant ghost whisperer Alison Kerby is about to sit down to movie night with her family and friends when she's struck speechless. Floating before her is the ghost of her musical idol, 1960s English rock star Vance McTiernan. He's in desperate need of help from Alison and her resident ghostly gumshoe, Paul Harrison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series!

  • By Marfa923 on 02-25-16

Love this series.

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

Reviewed: 02-24-16

This is such a cute series. It has everything needed to catch and keep your interest. The characters are wonderful and Amanda Ronconi is fabulous as always!! It's funny, sarcastic, intriguing, and just an all around good storyline. I look forward to the next book!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Scarlet

  • The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Marissa Meyer
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,922
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,241

Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the best-selling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison - even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not sure if fault lies in performance or story

  • By Jennie on 02-08-13

loved it!

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

Reviewed: 02-10-16

I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this story. I love that all the story book characters are coming together. Such an awesome mix!!

  • Rogue

  • Relentless, Book 3
  • By: Karen Lynch
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Greer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,518

Sara Grey is done hiding and done being afraid. The Master thinks he has her running scared, but she's taking matters into her own hands and taking her life back. With the help of her friends, she sets out to find the one person who can answer her questions about her past and who may be able to lead them to the Master. On her journey, Sara faces new challenges and dangers and learns that the world of good and evil is not as clear cut as she had believed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely amazing!

  • By Adriana B on 02-26-16

Pretty good storyline.

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

Reviewed: 02-07-16

I liked this series very much. Good plot and great narrator. I would definitely recommend it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Easy Bake Coven

  • By: Liz Schulte
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 90

For Selene Warren, being a witch is no big deal. She dabbles in harmless magic with her friends and never thinks much about it. However, when a stranger who seems to know her shows up at her studio and her grandmother is brutally attacked, her simple life becomes complicated. A world of elves, half-elves, fae - and one peculiar Sekhmet named Femi - open up to her. She will discover that fairy tales are real, politics are ugly in any world, and there is a lot more to her life than she ever dreamed possible.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Easy Bake Boring!

  • By Melanie J. Luther on 11-17-15

Great book

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

Reviewed: 10-03-15

Loved it. Very interesting characters. Can't wait to see which way the storyline is going!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful