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  • In a Witch's Wardrobe

  • Witchcraft Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: Juliet Blackwell
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 900
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 826
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 827

Taking a night off from running her successful San Francisco clothing store, Lily attends a local art deco ball where vintage fashions steal the show. But when a young woman at the event falls under a mysterious sleeping sickness, Lily senses that a curse was placed on the woman's corsage. Before Lily can solve the woman's magical ailment, she's asked to assist in investigating a string of poisonings in the Bay Area witchcraft community.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loving this series

  • By Beatrice on 12-24-12

Disappointed!

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

Reviewed: 04-08-15

Hated the ending! So out of character! The ending was disjointed with a main character who came off like she had three different personalities. 1 the character she's been right along (a strong survivor) 2. An oblivious zombie that forgives betrayal and disloyalty like it never happened ( not much better than Bobby Ewing waking up from a dream ) and 3. A scared whimp doormat who's willing to beg and grovel to someone they should be shunning and saying "See ya'll later." to!

If I didn't already own book 5, I never would have bought it after reading that ending! I really hope there is a surprise in Book 5 to justify this schizophrenic behaviour at the end of Book 4, or that will be the end of my purchases from this author.

  • Dark Prince

  • Author's Cut Special Edition
  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,625
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,417
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,420

A telepathic hunter of serial killers, Raven Whitney helps to catch some of the most depraved criminals. But her work keeps her from getting close to others, and has drained her body and spirit. In need of rest and rejuvenation, she embarks for a vacation far from home. Mikhail Dubrinsky is the prince of the Carpathians, the powerful leader of a wise and secret ancient race that thrives in the night. From the moment they meet, Raven and Mikhail are helpless to resist the desire that sparks between them. But just as fate unexpectedly brings these life mates together, malevolent forces threaten to destroy them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good start to the series :)

  • By Malinda on 05-02-16

This Book's Melodramatic, But it Gets Better Later

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

Reviewed: 02-27-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I made myself finish this book because I thought the plot had potential and I have read books farther down the sreies that I did like. I bought this book to give me missing background details on characters who showed up in the book I read. The hunt for those details was what kept me going through this book.

If you’ve listened to books by Christine Feehan before, how does this one compare?

This is my least favourite of the five I've read so far. But, I read the other four, so maybe it was that old clash between the naration and the picture already set in my mind.

How could the performance have been better?

The female lead was supposed to be American born and raised, but the narator gave her a strange English as a second language accent. That, added to a voice sounding like a whiney Marilyn Monroe, made me wish I could skip the parts when she spoke.

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

Wait for the DVD so you can fast forward through the anoying parts.

Any additional comments?

There WAS wonderful world building, great character development, subtle insights into the connections between characters who will star in future volumes. Those hiden gems, which were thankfully as plentifull as easter eggs at an indulgent grandparent's house, were what kept me coming back for more. Thankfully I started reading around five books into the series, so I was hooked on a very well written book with detailed caracter development. If this audio book had been my first exposure to the series, I probably would never have gotten to that book.

If you're like me, then I suggest you jump ahead a few book to where I know it's much better, then back track for the details you want further explination on.

  • Darkness Clashes

  • Sensor, Book 4
  • By: Susan Illene
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202

Between her service in the U.S. Army and her new life living with supernaturals in Alaska, Melena Sanders has had her loyalty and duty tested in every possible way. Or so she thought. Tensions among supernatural factions in Fairbanks are growing after the city's recent attacks, and she must pick a side. Her nephilim lover Lucas needs her help to search for his missing brother - whose disappearance may not be all it seems.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Paula on 07-18-15

Wonderfully written as always!

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

Reviewed: 02-22-15

The only problem with this audiobook is that the next one is only available in book/ ebook format! Since there isn't even a tentative release date posted for the next two parts of this series, I'm off to Amazon to get the ebook version! I wish the powers that be would see dragging out release dates loses audio sales when the ebooks are already there waiting for people who are hooked on the story like I am.

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