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  • Magic Between the Covers

  • Love in the Library, Book 1
  • By: AJ Tipton
  • Narrated by: Audrey Lusk
  • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Eliza Hannigan is obsessed with the unseen. When she was young, her mother disappeared before her eyes, and Eliza won’t stop until she finds out what happened. When her research leads her to the handsome Drew Nagle imprisoned inside a book, she hopes she has finally found the answer. But as the magic that sustains Drew begins to fade, Eliza must race against time before she loses him and her mother for good.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Library love

  • By Book Junkie on 02-17-19

Library love

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

Reviewed: 02-17-19

AJ Tipton is a new to me author and one I will read another book by. This short novella is action packed with lots of things going on. The characters are likable and the magic events are interesting. The narrator did a nice job with providing unique voices for each character. I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Watchful Wisteria

  • Wisteria Witches Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: Angela Pepper
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Williams
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Rhys Quarry wasn't much of a father to Zara. He swears everything's different now, but some people never change. Soon he's teaching his con man ways to his granddaughter. If only he could teach her something useful. When a member of the magical community goes missing, Zara joins the search. When she and Zinnia find a trio of ghosts, the search becomes a murder investigation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner!

  • By neraks on 02-18-19

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 02-12-19

Watchful Wisteria is an entertaining story featuring the supernatural town of Wisteria and a zany & comical librarian witch. Every time I had to pause the audiobook, I kept thinking about the story and wanted to get back to the book! The characters are likable and relatable and the storyline is enjoyable & a diverting way to pass time. The narrator did a fantastic job! I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Blood Conspiracy

  • Brooklyn Shadows, Book 2
  • By: Brock Deskins
  • Narrated by: Brock E. Deskins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Percy altered the Cure in a way to make it easier to create his little vampire army, but his new vampires have attitude problems and are worse at playing by the rules than I am, and they are the mess I’m trying to clean up. No biggie, I’m pretty good at that kind of housecleaning. The only problem is that someone called the cops on Percy’s little house party. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes!!!

  • By Cindy on 02-20-19

Entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 02-10-19

Leo and his crew are quite something! Their dark humor, shenanigans, and encounters with the humans is funny and battle hardening producing laughable moments and muscle tensing tightness the next! Mr. Deskins did a nice job narrating his own book! I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • The Fire Queen

  • The Hundredth Queen, Book 2
  • By: Emily R. King
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo, Scott Merriman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 907
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 806
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807

Though the tyrant rajah she was forced to marry is dead, Kalinda's troubles are far from over. A warlord has invaded the imperial city, and now she's in exile. But she isn't alone. Kalinda has the allegiance of Captain Deven Naik, her guard and beloved, imprisoned for treason and stripped of command. With the empire at war, their best hope is to find Prince Ashwin, the rajah's son, who has promised Deven's freedom on one condition: that Kalinda will fight and defeat three formidable opponents.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fire queen audio issues

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-10-18

Never boring

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

Reviewed: 02-02-19

The Fire Queen starts out where book 1 left off. Kalinda and Devon continue to face terrifying odds with potentially dangerous consequences. The story is packed with deception, strife, loyalty, mystery, suspense, and pain. Enemies are around every corner. The narrator did a great job!

  • Serpentine

  • Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 26
  • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Alexis
  • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,417
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,284

Vampire hunter Anita Blake has managed to overcome everything she faces. But this time there's a monster that even she doesn't know how to fight.... A remote Florida island is the perfect wedding destination for the upcoming nuptials of Anita's fellow US marshal and best friend, Edward. For Anita, the vacation is a welcome break, as it's the first trip she gets to take with wereleopards Micah and Nathaniel. But it's not all fun and games and bachelor parties....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Serpentine

  • By Donna M. on 08-10-18

So, So

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

Reviewed: 01-29-19

I'm on the fence with this story. This is the first book since Narcissus in Chains, that the entire book didn't revolve around the ardur or just the poly sex group in general. However, the first half of the book has a lot of character dialogue that wasn't needed and didn't add to the overall story and in all honesty didn't remotely get interesting until the trip to Florida. I want monster hunting action, which unfortunately didn't come into play until the last 1/8 of the book. Not sure that I'm going to buy any more books in this series.

  • Crimson Death

  • Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 25
  • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Alexis
  • Length: 24 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,718
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,569
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,570

Anita has never seen Damian, her vampire servant, in such a state. The rising sun doesn't usher in the peaceful death that he desperately needs. Instead, he's being bombarded with violent nightmares and blood sweats. And now, with Damian at his most vulnerable, Anita needs him the most. The vampire who created him, who subjected him to centuries of torture, might be losing control, allowing rogue vampires to run wild and break one of their kind's few strict taboos.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I am so conflicted

  • By B. Davis on 10-20-16

Ughh!

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

Reviewed: 01-29-19

I'm not sure what has happened with Laurell K. Hamilton's writing. This book leaves a lot left to be desired. The writing is unfinished. It seemed like the first 60% of the book (I'm not kidding) was a race to see how many of the old characters she could write about and drudge up old history. Also, enough already with the "said"....there are a lot of other words to use when characters are communicating with one another. Some of the dialogue between the characters was cheesy and downright corny, especially with Edward/Ted. My 16 year kid can and does produce better writting than this. Out of the entire series this is the absolute worst writing I've seen from Hamilton. I am so disappointed in her lack of writing.

  • A Fashionably Dead Diary

  • By: Robyn Peterman
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
  • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Getting blackmailed sucks. Getting blackmailed by Satan into ghost writing his autobiography/romance really sucks - hard.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • best short ever never laughed so hard in my life

  • By Triana Earls-cuozzo on 02-16-19

Love this series!

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

Reviewed: 01-29-19

Profanity? Check! Paranormal? Check! Comedic encounters? Check! Laugh out loud moments? CHECK! I’m a huge fan of the Fashionably Dead series. The stories never fail to be entertaining and to make me laugh. The unique swearing, theft of office supplies, and destruction of property just add to the overall calamity and comical situations! The narrator did a fantastic job with providing unique voices for each character and appropriate tone inflections for each scene!

  • Wanted

  • The Chase Ryder Series, Book 1
  • By: Jo Ho
  • Narrated by: Heather Masters
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

I'd been living on the streets for around eight months before I lost count. It wasn't easy, but it was still preferable to what I had to deal with at home. In all that time, unable to trust anyone, I had been alone (I knew from experience that people always failed you). Then one day, while out searching for food, I stumbled upon this mangy dog being attacked. It wasn't a big deal to help him, but then he ended up saving my life which is when I realized there was something special about him: Muttface wasn't a normal dog - he was crazy intelligent. I'm talking Mensa levels. And he wasn't an accident either, having recently escaped from a mysterious lab.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved This!

  • By Karen M. on 01-06-18

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 01-28-19

Wanted is a YA book featuring a genetically engineered dog, a street kid, and a Veterinarian. The unlikely family faces multiple obstacles in their pursuit to survive a desperate man and his forces. The story has action, makes you think about social problems, and is entertaining. The characters are all flawed which makes them more relatable. The narrator did a good job!
I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Hundredth Queen

  • By: Emily R. King
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,892
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,684
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,681

As an orphan ward of the Sisterhood in the ancient Tarachand Empire, eighteen-year-old Kalinda is destined for nothing more than a life of seclusion and prayer. Plagued by fevers, she's an unlikely candidate for even a servant's position, let alone a courtesan or wife. Her sole dream is to continue living in peace in the Sisterhood's mountain temple. But a visit from the tyrant Rajah Tarek disrupts Kalinda's life. Within hours, she is ripped from the comfort of her home.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A mix of religion, politics, and magic

  • By LexiLikesLiterature on 07-11-17

The rani

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

Reviewed: 01-26-19

The Hundredth Queen is an action driven story of an orphaned child & a tyrant king. There is plenty of action for most action junkies and just enough romantic heat to keep many romantics reading. The author does a nice job with painting just the right amount of scenery without getting lost in the details. The story is a bit unpolished in that some things just suddenly happen as if there was a ast forward button used. The story also is more of an older teen/YA book.

  • Unveiled

  • Raven Daughter, Book 1
  • By: A.D. Trosper
  • Narrated by: Suzanne T. Fortin, Zachary Johnson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Being blood-bound to Caius, a powerful and rather irritating demonborn, was never on my bucket list. Of course, neither was being a reaper or learning I’m not fully human. In fact, there are a lot things going on in my life now that weren’t on that list - like almost having my immortal life cut short or finding out my unusual heritage may get me killed. As if that wasn’t enough, it seems like everyone around me is either keeping secrets or wants to see me dead. Except Caius, who isn’t what I expected.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Decisions, Decisions

  • By Cindy on 01-25-19

Interesting world

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

Reviewed: 01-25-19

Unveiled is an interesting and entertaining paranormal story following a young adult female who just cannot seem to win a break. Death, murder attempts, lies upon lies, mystery, and secrets plague her for only one alleged reason...she was born. The characters are likable and relatable and the storyline is unique. My only grudge is the cliffhanger! The narrator did a great job! I prefer audiobook speed to be closer to how I read out loud, so a speed of 1.25x was to my liking. I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.