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  • Dead Heat

  • Alpha and Omega, Book 4
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,561
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,149

For once, mated werewolves Charles and Anna are not traveling because of Charles' role as his father's enforcer. This time their trip to Arizona is purely personal, as Charles plans to buy Anna a horse for her birthday. Or at least it starts out that way....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable story, easy listen

  • By Adjustr on 03-05-15

Love Charles and Anna but not happy with narrator

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

Reviewed: 04-20-16

I have listened to all of the series starting with Alpha and Omega and have enjoyed all. This one however, was so hard to listen to. What is wrong with Holter Graham? He should have listened to his previous versions because he sounded so off. The voice he used for Charles did not sound like what he's done in the past. He didn't have the deep voice that is so Charles. So it kinda killed it for me. Too bad because the story was so interesting and went into Charles's past.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 7 Brides for 7 Bodies

  • Body Movers
  • By: Stephanie Bond
  • Narrated by: Maureen Jones VOplanet Studios
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208

Carlotta Wren's life has taken a startling turn - she's not sure what's going to happen next. So when her retail job temporarily plants her in the world of wedding planning, she's happy for the distraction - at first. The happily-ever-after setting only heightens the stress surrounding the decisions she faces about her romantic life. The three hot men vying for her attention aren't going to wait forever for her answer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Different reader!!!

  • By K. Fleury on 11-24-15

So disappointing!

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

Reviewed: 08-01-15

After waiting so long for this book I was extremely disappointed. First, Cassandra Campbell did not narrate, why? Maureen couldn't even pronounce "garage" right. I wanted to scream every time she said it. And the voice she used for Peter made me hate him even more than I do. Second, Wesley didn't seem to learn anything from previous mistakes. Third, we had to wait for 3/4 of the book before Carlotta got a small chance to see her father. And finally the end just sucked! Just when things are looking good for Carlotta's love life, a really dumb thing happens. I recommend not wasting a credit on this.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Monster Hunter Nemesis

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,705
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,161

Agent Franks of the U.S. Monster Control Bureau is a man of many parts - parts from other people, that is. Franks is nearly seven feet tall and all muscle. He's nearly indestructible. Plus he’s animated by a powerful alchemical substance and inhabited by a super-intelligent spirit more ancient than humanity itself. Good thing he’s on our side. More or less.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Winner

  • By Sez on 07-12-14

Love this series!

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

Reviewed: 09-26-14

I was so happy to read Frank's story. This was one of my favorites. Larry Correia is a fantastic story teller. Once again, Oliver Wyman did a great job with the narration. I love how you always know who is speaking. If you haven't read this series, start with Monster Hunter International. Definitely worth a credit!

  • Better Read Than Dead

  • Psychic Eye Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: Victoria Laurie
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Michaels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,459
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,230
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,218

Word of Abby's talents reading tarot cards has reached a mob boss who wants her help in some business matters and he doesn't take no for an answer. When the police seek out her psychic intuition to shed light on a masked man who's been attacking women, Abby finds herself working both sides of the law on her own, leading her to wonder, why didn't I see this coming?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT Series!

  • By Jill on 07-11-11

Good story, terrible narrator.

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

Reviewed: 09-26-14

I really enjoy the series but the narrator absolutely kills it for me. She sounds fine for women's voices but the men don't sound like men. Especially Dutch. There are so many great narrators who do great for both sexes. I wish this narrator hadn't done all the books. I could barely listen to the first two and had to read the actual books for the others. Sorry, just can't stand this narrator.

  • Monster in My Closet

  • By: R. L. Naquin
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 425

I stopped believing in monsters long ago. But I knew I wasn't imagining things when I found one in my kitchen baking muffins. I'd seen him before: lurking in my closet, scaring the crap out of my five-year-old self. Turns out that was a misunderstanding, and now Maurice needs a place to stay. How could I say no? After all, I've always been a magnet for the emotionally needy, and not just in my work as a wedding planner. Being able to sense the feelings of others can be a major pain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quirky with Unusual Characters.

  • By Teresa on 05-29-14

Love the characters!

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

Reviewed: 09-25-14

This is a fun series. I loved the monster characters as well as the humans. The narrator did a great job too!

  • The Wedding Dress

  • By: Rachel Hauck
  • Narrated by: Eleni Pappageorge
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,458
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,469

Charlotte owns a Birmingham bridal boutique. But with her own wedding day approaching, why can’t she find the perfect dress - or feel certain she should marry Tim? Then Charlotte purchases a vintage dress in a battered trunk at an estate sale. It looks brand-new, shimmering with pearls and satin, hand stitched and timeless in its design. But where did it come from? Who wore it? Charlotte’s search for the gown’s history begins as a distraction from her sputtering love life. But it takes on a life of its own as she comes to know the women who have worn the dress.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasantly Surprised

  • By Candace on 01-05-14

Nice clean story.

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

Reviewed: 12-17-13

Loved the stories behind the brides. This is a nice story where people actually pray and attend church. It's a breath of fresh air.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • 1225 Christmas Tree Lane

  • Cedar Cove, Book 12
  • By: Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 589
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 502
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 504

Beth Morehouse expects this Christmas to be one of her best. Her small Christmas-tree farm is prospering, her daughters and her dogs are happy and well, and her new relationship with local vet Ted Reynolds is showing plenty of romantic promise. But... someone recently left a basket filled with puppies on her doorstep, puppies she’s determined to place in good homes. That’s complication number one. And number two is that her daughters Bailey and Sophie have invited their dad, Beth’s ex-husband, Kent, to Cedar Cove for Christmas.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Confusing

  • By Sassy1980 on 12-16-12

Not a stand alone story.

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

Reviewed: 12-17-13

Unless you've read the entire series, you'll be as lost as I was.

If you've read the previous books then you get to see what happens to characters from those books.

The story about Beth and Kent was predictable.

Sandra Burr did a great job on narration.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Allegiant

  • Divergent Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Veronica Roth
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin, Aaron Stanford
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18,169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,344
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16,456

What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation - like a single choice - changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times best-selling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of listeners in Divergent and Insurgent.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • What a let down!

  • By Judy on 11-05-13

Decent ending to the series except for one thing.

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

Reviewed: 12-17-13

I really enjoyed most of the book EXCEPT FOR THE END, it was totally unexpected. That's all I'll say about it.

The use of two narrators was different than the previous books. It's interesting to see Tobias/Four's point of view.

Both Emma and Aaron did a great job with narration.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Good, the Bad, and the Undead

  • By: Kim Harrison
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,083
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,035
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,037

Former bounty hunter Rachel Morgan has it pretty good. She has left the corrupt Inderland Runner Service and started her own independent service. She's survived werewolves, shape-changing demons, bad-hair days, and sharing a church with her vampire roommate, Ivy. She even has a cute (if human) boyfriend - what more could a witch want? But living with a reformed vampire isn't all it's cracked up to be.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Rachel too whiny

  • By Ashley on 02-25-13

So disgusted, I couldn't finish it.

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

Reviewed: 08-20-13

I really enjoyed the first book but this one was a huge disappointment. I kept starting, then lose interest, start again, but in the end I just couldn't pick it up anymore. Rachel's whining was getting on my nerves. The thing with her roommate Ivy is plain stupid. It sounds like an abusive relationship with Rachel blaming herself for Ivy attacking her. Really? Don't see why they are friends. I really can't stand stupid people and Rachel keeps doing the stupidest things. I don't think I can continue with this series. I don't like being annoyed with the main characters of the books I read. The only good thing about this book was the narrator. I'm sorry I wasted a credit.

  • Undead to the World

  • Bloodhound Files, Book 6
  • By: D. D. Barant
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 141

Jace's return to Kansas is an instant reminder that there really is no place like home. The tavern is still brimming with losers, practical jokers, and motorcycle chicks. Even the town's only Goth is still wearing eyeliner. But just as Jace is about to click her heels and hightail out of there, she's roped into a brand-new case. Somebody is possessed. And the bodies are piling up....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Super irritated!

  • By Stephanie on 12-30-12

Ok, but not my favorite.

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

Reviewed: 06-24-13

The story was extremely confusing. I wasn't sure what the heck was going on in the beginning. Then it made a little more sense. I heard it's the last book in the series and I feel it leaves you hanging. Johanna Parker was awesome as usual.