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  • Grave Witch

  • Alex Craft Series, Book 1
  • By: Kalayna Price
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,106
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 959
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 963

Not even death can save her now. As a grave witch, Alex Craft can speak to the dead---she's even on good terms with Death himself. As a consultant for the police, she's seen a lot of dark magic, but nothing has prepared her for her latest case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Story Narrator needs alot more practice

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-06-11

Great start

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-11

This book reminded me of Dresden series for the main plot(mystery) and Wizard of the Glove for the relationship between the main character and Death.

Usually the mystery plots in this kind of UF's tend to be wishy-washy and weak,but this book kept me guessing the most of the time and made the reading fast and enjoyable. Although the author gives a satisfying ending for this book, there are more threads to be explore in this world. I am looking forward to reading more!

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • March Upcountry

  • Prince Roger Series, Book 1
  • By: David Weber, John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,473
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,754
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,760

Roger Ramius Sergei Chiang MacClintock was young, handsome, athletic, an excellent dresser, and third in line for the Throne of Man. So it wasn't surprising that he became spoiled, self-centered, and petulant. After all, what else did he have to do with his life?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 2 GREAT WRITERS 1 FANTASTIC STORY

  • By Randall on 08-26-18

Fun adventure

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-11

This is a combined story of a coming of age and a military(marine to be exact) scifi. Because I started to reread Honorverse, I wanted to try the other stories Weber wrote. I'm glad I picked this book up. It's a non-stop action packed adventure story of a wild planet by a group of elite marines protecting a spoiled prince. By the end of the book the prince becomes less annoying and shows surprising( a bit too easy) amount of depth and strength as well as a promise as a future leader. Only thing that bothered me was the amount of blood and carnage that seem to be necessary with these kind of military novels. If one can get through those scenes, it's a very entertaining book.

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding

  • By: Sherrilyn Kenyon, Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, and others
  • Narrated by: Nancy Wu, Christian Rummel, Elisabeth Rodgers, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 585
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 349

Werewolves, vampires, witches, voodoo, Elvis - and weddings An "ordinary" wedding can get crazy enough, so can you imagine what happens when otherworldly creatures are involved? Nine of the hottest authors of paranormal fiction answer that question in this delightful collection of supernatural wedding stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding - Entertaining!

  • By Laurie on 08-20-09

Urban fantasy style wedding plans

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-11

Since I know the most of the authors in this book, I was able to enjoy it. Not a great collection like the other anthology but still a fun listen. I have to say the Harry Dresden short story was the best but the others had its charms, too.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 29 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,845
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,414

Volume two in this series consists of one novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and two collections of short stories, which include "Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes" and "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" (a total of 23 stories). These creations by Doyle represent the finest work of his Holmes series, and certainly the most famous.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a list of what you'll find in Volume 2

  • By T. on 04-24-12

The classic

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-11

Just great fun. I'm so glad I was able to buy this on sale!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Carousel Tides

  • Archer's Beach, Book 1
  • By: Sharon Lee
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 137

Kate Archer returns home in search of her missing grandmother Bonny, and to serve as guardian of the town's amusement park until her return… only the carousel animals are really exiles from the faerie world. And not the nice kind of exiles either - no, these are hardened criminals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Narrator, Good Book

  • By Rose on 12-05-10

Wonderful fantasy

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-11

Loved the premise of the story and the characters of this book, very unique and interesting. I really loved that Maine was chosen to be the land where the story happens. Since I lived there I could imagine the coast lines and the people... Even though it has a great ending, it still feels undone in the sense I would like to read more about this world.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Rot & Ruin

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Brian Hutchison
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,733
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,530
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,541

Fifteen-year-old Benny Imura lives in a world infested with zombies where, when a kid turns 15, he must get a job to continue receiving food rations. Benny has no interest in the family business of zombie killing, but figures he doesn’t have much of a choice. He’s tried out a bunch of other jobs, and hasn’t found anything he likes. But as Benny starts training with his brother, he learns things about being human that he never expected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just when you thought it was safe.....

  • By Amanda H. on 05-12-11

Great coming of age book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-11

You would think from the title and the premise, the story will be all Zombie attacks and fights all the way. It’s not. If you are not fan of the walking dead, please to not be deterred by the title. It’s a wonderful coming of age story with a zombie-infested apocalypstic-world twist. I eagerly await the sequel!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Match Me If You Can

  • A Novel
  • By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,984
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,603
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,611

Annabelle is tired of being the lone failure in a family of overachievers. She's endured dead-end jobs and a broken engagement. But that's going to change now that she's taken over her late grandmother's matchmaking business. All Annabelle has to do is land the Windy City's hottest bachelor as her client, and she'll be the most sought-after matchmaker in town.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Guilty Pleasure

  • By Daniela on 12-01-08

Happy romance

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-11

I read Susan Elizabeth Phillips Chicago Stars series a while ago in Japanese and got hooked. Since then I've devoured most of her books. I still think her Chicago Stars series books are one of the most funny, heart-warming, character driven contemporary romance. I read mostly regency romances but Nora Roberts, SEP and Suzanne Brockmann are exception.

As with her other books (unfortunately not the recent ones) this book has wonderful witty dialogue, charming and funny characters that will take you away from your daily woes... While reading this book I can pretend I'm with the handsome and buff as well as smart and funny Chicago Stars' gorgeous menfolk!

I recommend this book to anyone who likes to read "happy romances!"

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: John Glover
  • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,581
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,598
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,597

When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best audio book in the series

  • By Bill on 08-31-11

Harry is Harry dead or alive

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-11

Update
Finished listening to Ghost Story's read by John Glover. I have to say it wasn't bad at all. Different but not bad. Since he is an excellent actor he does the various voices of the other characters really well and that added to the story. I think if JM version is released later, being a fanI would buy that version, too. But still I think this version was nice on its own.

As for the story, WOW. Jim Butcher does it again. and It totally blew my mind and exceeded my expectations. Yeah he's dead but he still is Harry Harry does what Harry does best, fight for the people he loves. I especially loved the part about Harry's past and we get to know more about him.

I was sad that there was almost no Thomas in this book, though I hope to see more of him in the next book. The cliff hanger was somewhat expected but still exciting and made me crave for the next book!

All in all a wonderful addition to the series and just like Harry, this series keeps on going good!

My original review (I was in a panic as you can see)
OMG Just found out that James Marsters would not be reading this book!!

NOOOOO. I buy the audiobook along the actual book because he is reading it...Well at least the substitute is Mr. John Glover, an excellent actor known as Lex's dad. Just really really disappointed.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Hammered

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 3
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,119
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,852
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,830

Thor, the Norse god of thunder, is worse than a blowhard and a bully - he’s ruined countless lives and killed scores of innocents. After centuries, Viking vampire Leif Helgarson is ready to get his vengeance, and he’s asked his friend Atticus O’Sullivan, the last of the Druids, to help take down this Norse nightmare.One survival strategy has worked for Atticus for more than two thousand years: stay away from the guy with the lightning bolts. But things are heating up in Atticus’s home base of Tempe, Arizona....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series!

  • By Hallie on 02-28-12

Just great fun

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-11

I am going through this series really quickly. It is just that fun and easy to read.
In this volume our druid is going to have that fight we were all waiting for. I just saw Thor in the theaters so it felt weird reading about ice giants, Thor, Odin and Asgaard.

From the beginning he is warned by the friendly deities including Jesus warn him of going to Asgard to kill Thor. It's Leif's revenge but he wants to keep his word.

As with the previous novels Atticus wrecks havoc all over. Some places it made me wince but overall it was enjoyable. We finally get to find out just WHY Thor is so hated everywhere.

I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the author's continuous pop culture references in the book. If you are not familiar with them, you might get lost. I especially enjoyed, being a trekkie, the part about having Spock angel and Kirk devil on Atticus' shoulder giving advice!! Since I listened to the audio book version, the narrator does his best to create the distinct characteristic of them and it was fun to listen to!

Just can't wait to read more to see what happens to Atticus and Co.

23 of 26 people found this review helpful

  • Grave Dance

  • Alex Craft Series, Book 2
  • By: Kalayna Price
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 700

After a month spent recovering from a vicious fight with a sorcerer, grave witch Alex Craft is ready to get back to solving murders by raising the dead. With her love life in turmoil, Alex is eager for the distractions of work. But her new case turns out to be a deadly challenge. The police hire Alex to consult on a particularly strange investigation in the nature preserve south of Nekros City. There are no corpses, only pieces....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent continuation of this story.

  • By Karissa Eckert on 07-29-13

Looking for more in the 3rd book

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-11

After a very good start in the first book Grave Witch I was expecting a lot. I have to say it did not quite measure up do that. That is not to say this is a boring book. It's not.
It was just not as fun as the first book.

Feet with missing bodies as well as ghosts, the plethora of interesting fay characters and politics should make this book more exciting and fun, however I found they muddy the story progress and made me loose focus. I also don't like the heroes(men in Alex's life) and that also distracts me. Haven't we have too much of "I am a special woman with mysterious/unique/strong powers and all the gorgeous men/fay/vampire/were love me" At least we have death as in grim leaper in the mix, which I haven't read in a while since Wizard in the Grove series

Anyway, I hope the story picks up more in the 3rd book!

8 of 10 people found this review helpful