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  • Halfway to the Grave

  • Night Huntress, Book 1
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,403
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,554
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,569

Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unlikely partnership. In exchange for help finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner…are there actually good vampires?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprised! SPECTACULAR AND SEXY!

  • By BVerité on 11-16-11

couldn't get into it

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-10

This read like buffy/spike fanfic. I couldn't get into this girl or her trauma, and the narrator was not the best.

6 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Ash Wednesday

  • By: Chet Williamson
  • Narrated by: Chet Williamson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2

In Merridale, semi-transparent blue apparitions have appeared. These aren't ghosts, exactly. They are visions of the dead in their final moments - the last seconds of their lives portrayed for all to see. They don't move, and they don't speak.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Well written but sort of a downer

  • By W on 10-03-10

Well written but sort of a downer

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-10

I started this one, but could not finish. I found the characters a bit depressing. Who cares if murderers and white supremecist wife abusers see the ghosts of dead people? I would've liked it more if it hooked me with decent sympathetic characters instead of bigots and cheats. Not my cuppa tea.

2 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Worldwar: In the Balance

  • By: Harry Turtledove
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 26 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 565
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453

War seethed across the planet. Machines soared through the air, churned through the seas, crawled across the surface, pushing ever forward, carrying death. Earth was engaged in titanic struggle. Germany, Russia, France, China, Japan: the maps were changing day by day. The hostilities spread in ever-widening ripples of destruction: Britain, Italy, Africa...the fate of the world hung in the balance. Then the real enemy came.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By W on 03-29-10

Awesome

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-10

If you like long epics you'll like World War. This is a fun alternate universe where earth is invaded by 'lizards' a race of alien reptiles. Be warned, the author is a 'multiple POV switcher' so just when you get used to one character's viewpoint it switches. Often without notice.

I only wish audible would produce the next one in the series. There are four total:

Worldwar Tetralogy
In the Balance (1994)
Tilting the Balance (1995)
Upsetting the Balance (1996)
Striking the Balance (1996)

26 of 27 people found this review helpful

  • True Blue

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,411

Mason "Mace" Perry was a firebrand cop on the D.C. police force until she was kidnapped and framed for a crime. She lost everything-her badge, her career, her freedom-and spent two years in prison. Now she's back on the outside and focused on one mission: to be a cop once more. Her only shot to be a true blue again is to solve a major case on her own, and prove she has the right to wear the uniform.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • No connection to new heroine

  • By Stephen on 11-22-09

Boring

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-10

I disliked this one. I found the main character, Mace to be one of those snarky, loud chip-on-the-shoulder females authors are churning out these days. The mystery just didn't enthuse me, as did her relationship with the basketball player. Meh. There are better action novels out there. Avoid

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Living with the Dead

  • Women of the Otherworld, Book 9
  • By: Kelley Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Jen Taylor
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 370
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377

Robyn Peltier moved to Los Angeles after her young husband's sudden death. Though she's still grieving, the challenges of her new life as the PR consultant to Portia Kane - the world's most famous celebutante wannabe - can sometimes be amusing, even distracting. But when her client is gunned down in a nightclub, Robyn is suddenly on the run as the prime suspect in the murder. And as more bodies pile up around her, it seems like only Hope Adams, Robyn's best friend, and Hope's somewhat spooky boyfriend Karl are on Robyn's side. But it's not the police Hope is worried about, and the only way Hope can keep her friend alive is by letting her enter a world she's safer knowing nothing about.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Worst narrator!

  • By ccaa123 on 01-10-14

Subject matter not to my taste

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-10

I am a big armstrong fan, so I'm sorry to say this one was too dark for me. Pedophilia and the abuse of incest-born retarded people just made me delete this one from my ipod. Sorry. Don't want to read more about that.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • We Two

  • Victoria and Albert: Rulers, Partners, Rivals
  • By: Gillian Gill
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 179

It was the most influential marriage of the 19th century and one of history's most enduring love stories. Traditional biographies tell us that Queen Victoria inherited the throne as a naive teenager, when the British Empire was at the height of its power, and seemed doomed to find failure as a monarch and misery as a woman until she married her German cousin Albert and accepted him as her lord and master.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I found it extremely moving.

  • By Cheryl on 08-07-09

Intriguing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-10

This was an intriguing bio of one of the most powerful and influential British queens. I particularly liked how the author treated Albert/Victoria and their relationship. This was a wonderful and entertaining book. I recommend to all.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Thunder and Ashes

  • The Morningstar Strain, Book 2
  • By: Z. A. Recht
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,763
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,360

Francis Sherman and Anna Demilio want only a vaccine, but to find it, they must cross a countryside in ruins, dodging not only the infected, but also the lawless living. The bulk of the storm has passed over the world, leaving echoing thunder and softly drifting ashes. But for the survivors, the peril remains, and the search for a cure is just beginning.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • thank God they finally got off the boat

  • By Mike Naka on 09-08-12

Loved it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-10

I really loved this novel. Although its a zombie book, it really is more of an action/suspense story. All the characters like Sherman, Styles, etc. are really entertaining. I particularly like Sherman. The world of Morningstar is very believable. I recommend this novel to those who enjoy action stories featuring military characters and those who like post-apocalyptic fiction. I'm only disappointed it is over.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Under the Dome

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Raul Esparza
  • Length: 34 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,062
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,359
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,400

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best Stephen King I've Heard

  • By Scott on 02-10-10

I got to the scene with the necrophilia

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-22-09

This was an okay book, until I got to the scene with necrophilia and then I just could listen to no more. There are some things that even King shouldn't touch.

3 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Sea of Grey

  • By: Dewey Lambdin
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

Our rakish hero, Alan Lewrie, is in trouble with his wife, condemned by his daughter, and out of favor with the Admiralty. He is lucky enough to receive a command position on an expedition to the West Indies, there to suppress a bloodthirsty slave rebellion led by Toussaint L'Ouverture, the future father of Haitian independence. In Haiti, L'Ouverture's forces are sacking plantations and slaughtering whites and mulattoes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid Nautical Fiction Book

  • By Blackmac on 12-13-07

Didnt' like this

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-09

I like nautical fiction, but I found myself disinterested in the story because of the main characters rather unrepetant adultery. There are times I don't mind this trope- If the ex is a shrew, but I don't want to read about good people being cheated on. I couldn't finish.

0 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Until We Reach Home

  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
  • Length: 16 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376

In this sweeping saga, three Swedish sisters endure an 1890s Atlantic crossing, an Ellis Island detention, and various other trials as they struggle to find love, faith, and home. First came their mother's death. Then their father's suicide. For orphans Elin, Kirsten, and Sofia, life stretches on like an endless winter. When circumstances become unbearable, they write their Chicago relatives, desperate for a safe haven.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great One

  • By BookAddict on 03-19-12

Surprisingly boring

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-24-09

I thought this might be an interesting book, but I found it rather dull. I gave up listening after a while and moved on to something bettter.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful