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  • Shelter in Place

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,561
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,905
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,855

It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Then the shooters arrived. The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But for those who lived through it, the effects would last forever. But one person wasn't satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait - and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating!

  • By CD9 on 06-05-18

Engaging story & great narration!

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

I found this one of Nora Robert’s better books (I’ve listened to more than 20). The narrator did a great job and was easy to listen to.

  • Divine Evil

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
  • Length: 17 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,050
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,055

Sculptor Clare Kimball has captured the attention of the New York art world. But big-city success cannot burn away the half-remembered nightmares that have plagued Clare since childhood. These phantoms of the past have drawn her home to Emmitsboro, Maryland, to the small town where she grew up and where her father died in circumstances never really explained.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is one of my favorite books!

  • By Anne on 08-13-04

Not Nora Roberts’ best work

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

I normally really enjoy Nora Roberts’ books. I LOVE her JD Robb series. This book’s female characters were overwhelmingly stupid, which made this book difficult to finish. Narration was good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sweet Dreams

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Emma Taylor
  • Length: 25 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,188

When the rough-around-the-edges Tate meets the high-class Lauren, he thinks she won't fit in at Bubba's. Yet there's more to Lauren than meets the eye, and Tate soon sets his mind on claiming her as his own. Before long, the desire burning between them is heating up the cold mountain air. But when violence strikes the town, Tate must reveal a dark secret to Lauren - one that may put an end to their sweet dreams.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'M IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK! IT'S JUST WOW!

  • By Yvette on 06-29-14

Horrible characters

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

Reviewed: 12-25-17

The main female character at first seems smart & determined. Unfortunately she soon proves to be a spineless & whining doormat. The main male character is a misogynistic, caveman type who can barely string together a complete sentence. The Narrator did a fine job. NOT WORTH THE CREDIT.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Escape Clause

  • A Virgil Flowers Novel, Book 9
  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,047
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,044

The first storm comes from, of all places, the Minnesota zoo. Two large and very rare Amur tigers have vanished from their cage, and authorities are worried sick that they've been stolen for their body parts. Traditional Chinese medicine prizes those parts for home remedies, and people will do extreme things to get what they need. Some of them are a great deal more extreme than others - as Virgil is about to find out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Super Sandford

  • By Ted on 03-05-17

LOVE THAT FLOWERS !

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

Reviewed: 11-12-16

I always look forward to a Virgil Flowers storyline and this one doesn't disappoint. Engaging and entertaining with great narration - I'd highly recommend it. If you haven't read/listened to any of the Virgil Flowers books, or the Lucas Davenport books, it's helpful and more enjoyable if you read them in order, but not required. ENJOY !!

  • Sin City Collectors Boxed Set

  • Queen of Hearts, Dead Man's Hand, Double or Nothing
  • By: Kristen Painter
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319

Welcome to Las Vegas, home of the Sin City Collectors. The job description is easy: Bring the offending supernatural in to the Boss and don't ask any questions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great, quirky supernatural romance !

  • By Kelle on 10-24-16

Another great, quirky supernatural romance !

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

Reviewed: 10-24-16

If you like quirky, supernatural romance stories, you can't go wrong with this boxed set. Kristen Painter's books never disappoint and B. J. Harrison does an excellent job narrating.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Jungle

  • By: Clive Cussler, Jack Du Brul
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,993
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,422
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,437

Jungles come in many forms. There are the steamy rain forests of the Burmese highlands. There are the lies and betrayals of the world of covert operations. And there are the dark and twisted thoughts of a man bent on near-global domination. To pull off their latest mission, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon must survive them all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Where is the Brick ?

  • By Margaret on 04-01-12

Another Enjoyable Juan Cabrillo Adventure

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

Reviewed: 10-05-16

What did you love best about The Jungle?

One has to suspend reality to some extent to enjoy the Clive Cussler books, but once you're comfortable with his formula, the storylines are really engaging.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

I'd have to give away some of the plot twists to explain how the plot kept me on the edge of my seat. Suffice it to say there were some interesting developments. I also enjoyed the addition of a new character to the Oregon Files Cast.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The narrator was not a bad narrator, but he was NOT Scott Brick. It's very disconcerting as someone who has listened to all of the prior Oregon Files books, to suddenly have a different narrator performing ones known and favorite characters. I did not care for his rendering of Linda Ross' character's voice.

  • Remember When (includes 'Big Jack': In Death, Book 17.5)

  • By: Nora Roberts, J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,654
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,409

Laine Tavish is an ordinary woman living an ordinary life in the small town of Angel's Gap, Maryland, as the proprietor of Remember When, an antique treasures and gift shop. At least, that's what everyone in Angel's Gap thinks. They have no idea that she used to be Elaine O'Hara, daughter of the notorious con man Big Jack O'Hara. Or that she grew up moving from place to place, one step ahead of the law.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you've read or listened to Big Jack don't buy!

  • By thot-2 on 10-07-11

Lovely blend of stories

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

Reviewed: 09-11-16

I'm a huge fan of JD ROBB's "In Death" Series but was a bit leery of the description of Remember When which was touted primarily as a Romance. I was very pleasantly surprised by the interesting plot and the great characters of Remember When. I thought the author did a good job of putting together the story arch from the Romance to Eve Dallas. Susan Ericksen's narration was top notch as always !

  • Where the Wild Things Bite

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,963
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,733
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,717

Delivering a rare book to a valued customer is definitely part of mild-mannered archivist Anna Whitfield's job description. You know what isn't? Protecting her precious cargo from midflight theft by the very pilot who is flying her to Half-Moon Hollow...while trying to appear as unappetizing as possible to the only other passenger, a vampire. Undead bookstore owner Jane Jameson could be waiting a very long time for her book. Possibly forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great adventure

  • By Troublemer on 07-29-16

Another fun story !

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

Reviewed: 07-30-16

Great author + great narrator = highly enjoyable listening experience. I really like the new characters, but it was really nice to have a brief visit with familiar favorites too. Looking forward to the next Half-Moon Hollow adventure with Jane Jameson & friends.

  • The Vampire's Mail Order Bride

  • Nocturne Falls, Book 1
  • By: Kristen Painter
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,400
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,118

After seeing her maybe-mobster boss murder a guy, Delaney James assumes a new identity and pretends to be a mail order bride. She finds her groom-to-be living in a town that celebrates Halloween every day. Weird. But not as weird as what she doesn't know. Her groom-to-be is a 400-year-old vampire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!....... It was Clean, Funny, and Sweet!

  • By Cheri on 02-11-16

Enjoyable Light Reading

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

Reviewed: 07-04-16

What made the experience of listening to The Vampire's Mail Order Bride the most enjoyable?

Cute story, likeable characters and good narration.

What did you like best about this story?

I really enjoyed the light comedy aspect of the book.

What about B.J. Harrison’s performance did you like?

The narrator has a pleasing voice and one could differentiate the characters.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Lots of chuckles in this story.

Any additional comments?

Light supernatural romance - very entertaining !

  • From Russia with Claws

  • By: Jacey Conrad, Gia Corona
  • Narrated by: Natasha Volkov
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 392

When alpha female Galina Sudenko agreed to attend her distant cousin's birthday party, she wasn't counting on meeting the devastatingly handsome and powerful rom alpha Andrey Lupesco or having her sexy times with him interrupted by the murder of her idiot brother-in-law, Sergei. But such is life when your father is one of the most powerful werewolves within Seattle's supernatural Russian organized crime syndicate.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not your typical Molly Harper

  • By M. M. Robinson on 08-19-15

A Bad Match

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

Reviewed: 08-23-15

What disappointed you about From Russia with Claws?

Mostly the narrator's performance. I also found the book went over the top with the explicit sex scenes.

Would you be willing to try another book from Jacey Conrad and Gia Corona ? Why or why not?

As much as I LOVE Molly Harper, I'm not sure I would give this combination another try - even with a different narrator.

What didn’t you like about Natasha Volkov’s performance?

Her voice was not well suited to the main character's personality and she read the non-sex portions in a tone of voice and inflection as if they were also sex scenes. It was just annoying.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment. I always enjoy a good Molly Harper book because of the wit, sarcasm and likability of her female characters. Typically there's a good plot, a bit of the supernatural with some romance and just a hint of sensuality. This story's plot had promise, but there were far too many explicit sex scenes.

Any additional comments?

Find a new narrator for this series.