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nashville, TN, USA
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  • Bride of the Wolf

  • By: Susan Krinard
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

Rachel Lyndon yearns to escape her scandalous past, but her dreams for a better life seem ruined after she buries her fiancé on the Texas plains. Heath Renier has been evading the law by the skin of his teeth for years. Now he's found a new identity as Holden Renshaw, foreman of Dog Creek Ranch. But the arrival of his boss's mail-order bride, now a widow, upsets his fragile peace and threatens to expose his deadly secrets.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • SLOW

  • By Atina on 07-31-18

not as expected

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

Reviewed: 10-19-12

This book is actually a mediocre romance with a sprinkling of the paranormal. The romance was tepid and the paranormal aspect was pathetic.

  • Bloodring

  • Rogue Mage, Book 1
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Natalie Gold
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 868
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 711
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 708

In a near-future world, seraphs and demons fight a never-ending battle. But a new species of mage has arisen. Thorn St. Croix is no ordinary neo-mage. Nearly driven insane by her powers, she has escaped the confines of the Enclaves and now lives among humans. When her ex-husband is kidnapped, Thorn must risk revealing her true identity to save him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bloodring Redux

  • By pewter on 07-28-11

could have been better

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

Reviewed: 09-25-12

This book has a very unique plot and I will try the next book in the series, even though I found the reader to be a bit monotinous and jerky in her reading style. Even though this book was the first in a new series, I felt a bit like I was reading a book in the middle of a series and had missed out on some of the back story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • On a Wicked Dawn

  • By: Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343

Laurens, a New York Times best-selling author, thrills millions of fans with each book in her sensuous Bar Cynster series.

Both beautiful and headstrong, Amelia Cynster has decided to marry the man of her dreams. Lucien Ashford is handsome and sexy - but Amelia is tired of waiting for him to make the first move. So slowly, carefully, she begins to lay her trap.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Maine Knitter on 03-09-14

not much of a plot

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-09

On the positive side, the author has a wonderful vocabulary and the reader is capable. The book is way too long for the limited and predictable plot. I am glad I got it on sale and didnt waste a credit on it. I fell asleep several times and had trouble rewinding and finding my place since the same scenes seemed to keep repeating and the plot moves with all the speed of a soap opera.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Morcai Battalion

  • By: Diana Palmer
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

A ragtag band of humans from the Terravegan colonies fights the Rojok invaders and their ship is destroyed. Rescued by the Centaurian commander of the terror-inspiring Holconcom, the humans must learn to live with their hostile alien counterparts when they are captured by the Rojoks and thrown into the galaxy's most horrible prison camp. The female exobiologist has to save the life of the alien commander in order to save her captain, her comrades, and herself. This is a rocket ride full of action, humor, and sacrifice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasantly Surprised

  • By Bruce on 01-23-08

sci fi or romance

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-18-09

This does resemble an old Star trek, but I cant make it past the first few chapters when Scotty got cycled out through the air lock. This is one of those futuristic romances written in the eighties by an author who should have stuck to plots in the twentieth century.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Light

  • By: Jayne Castle
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316

Reporter Sierra McIntyre is determined to find out who is kidnapping homeless retired Ghost Hunters off the streets of Crystal City, and more importantly, why. When her search for answers leads her to interview the new Guild Boss, John Fontana, she's ready with her questions.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Writing great Reader dissapointing

  • By Stephen on 09-07-08

yawn

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-09

I fell asleep several times while listening to this book, but it did not really matter since so little was happening with the plot. Fortunately, I got it off of a sale list and did not waste a credit on it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Devil Who Tamed Her

  • By: Johanna Lindsey
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 389
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 214

Ophelia Reid is an incomparable beauty with a reputation for starting rumors and spreading them. Having purposely wrecked her engagement to Duncan MacTavish, a future marquis, which her social-climbing father arranged, Ophelia wants to return to London's marriage mart and make her own choice of a wealthy husband. But on her journey home, something unexpected happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Devil Who Tamed Her

  • By Celia on 08-10-08

glad it was on the sale table

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-09

I used to enjoy this author so perhaps my taste has changed over the years. The reader made the mediocre story even worse by growling the male characters.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Stray

  • Shifters, Book 1
  • By: Rachel Vincent
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,780
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,136
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,135

"I look like an all-American grad student. But I am a werecat, a shape-shifter, and I live in two worlds. Despite reservations from my family and my Pride, I escaped the pressure to continue my species and carved out a normal life for myself. Until the night a Stray attacked."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Alexis on 08-09-07

you either love it or hate it

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-09

There is really no middle ground on the revues of this book. I found the heroine to act a lot more like a teen aged brat than a woman in her early twenties. I read the reviews of the next books in the series and although the reviews do get better I suspect that is because quite a few people do not choose to read any more of the books.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Outlaw Demon Wails

  • By: Kim Harrison
  • Narrated by: Gigi Bermingham
  • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,235
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2,380
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,382

To save the lives of her friends, Rachel did the unthinkable: she willingly trafficked in forbidden demon magic. And now her sins are coming home to haunt her. As Rachel searches for the truth behind a terrifying murder, an even greater menace threatens, for the demon Algaliarept will stop at nothing to claim her, and the discovery of a shocking family secret throws Rachel's entire life into question.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible Narration Take 2

  • By Carol on 02-27-08

great book, wrong reader

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-09

It is very difficult to critique a great book that is difficult to listen to due to the wrong reader. Buy the book if you have any choice in this matter. Jenks sounds like a three year old girl and some of the other charactors are even worse.

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  • First Warning

  • Acorna's Children, Book 1
  • By: Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Morris
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

It is difficult growing up in the shadow of heroes revered throughout the galaxy. But that is the lot of young Khorii - daughter of the legendary Acorna and her lifemate Aari - who must now follow her own destiny through a fantastic universe of wonders and perils.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • is this a kids book

  • By Jo on 07-12-09

is this a kids book

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-09

I purchased this book thinking it was for an adult, but it seems to be written more for the kids market. I have enjoyed Ms Mccaffeys work for many years, but this is the last book of hers that I will purchase.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Altered Carbon

  • By: Richard K. Morgan
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,826
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,821

In the 25th century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person's consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or "sleeve") making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Altered Carbon

  • By Jake Williams on 09-22-07

very confusing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-09

After about two hours of listening, I found the plot to be very confusing. Unfortunately, I did not find either the characters or what plot I did understand to be interesting enough to continue listening to the book. The sexualcontent and violence seemed to interfere with the story line rather than enhance it. This book is getting filed in the once is enough file.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful