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  • Net Impact

  • By: Donald J. Bingle
  • Narrated by: Bruce Pilkenton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Dick Thornby is not Hollywood's idea of a spy. In his rough and tumble job there are no tailored Italian suits, no bimbos eager to please, and no massive underground fortresses built by evil overlords seeking world domination - just an endless series of sinister threats to the safety and security of the billions of mundane citizens of the planet. Sure, Dick's tough and he knows a few tricks to help him get out of a tight spot, even if his boss accuses him of over-reliance on an abundance of explosives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not your average spy

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-30-14

Fantastic book!

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

Reviewed: 01-18-19

Loved it! I struggled to put it down at night even when I really needed to go to bed!

  • Stonecast

  • By: Anton Strout
  • Narrated by: Linda Borg
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Alexandra Belarus was an artist stuck working in her New York family’s business…until she discovered her true legacy - a deep and ancient magic. Lexi became the last practicing Spellmason, with the power to breathe life into stone. And as her powers awoke, so did her family’s most faithful protector: a gargoyle named Stanis. But when a centuries-old evil threatened her family and her city, Stanis sacrificed himself to save everything Lexi held dear. With Stanis gone, Lexi’s efforts to master Spellmasonry - even with the help of her dedicated friends - are faltering.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Seems a bit YA...

  • By S-j on 11-26-13

Excellent Story; Good Performance

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

Reviewed: 10-09-13

Any additional comments?

I love the fact that it starts to tie into his other Simon Canderous series.

Book 1 of Simon Canderous series "Dead to Me" http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Dead-to-Me-Audiobook/B005B1PB70/ref=sr_1_4?qid=1381330411&sr=1-4

  • Men of the Otherworld

  • By: Kelley Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Charles Leggett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385

As Clayton grows from a wild child to a clever teen who tests his mentor at every turn, he must learn not only to control his animal instincts but to navigate Pack politics - including showing his brutal archnemesis who the real Alpha is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent backstory, but not a prequel

  • By Amandanmay on 06-30-09

Excellent backstory, but not a prequel

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-30-09

This book contains the back stories and in-between stories of several of the non-narrator characters. I would NOT listen to it as a prequel. Although the events in the begining take place before "Bitten" (Book 1), some of the later events take place after "No Humans Involved" (Book 7) and contains spoilers.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Stolen

  • Women of the Otherworld, Book 2
  • By: Kelley Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Nell Canning
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,180
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 867
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 873

In Stolen, on a mission for her own elite pack, Elena Michaels is lured into the net of ruthless Internet billionaire Tyrone Winsloe, who has funded a bogus scientific investigation of the "other races" and their supernatural powers. Kidnapped and studied in his underground lab deep in the Maine woods, these paranormals - witches, vampires, shamans, werewolves - are then released and hunted to the death in a real-world video game.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • great story...wrong choice for narrator

  • By Jay on 03-14-10

Stolen: cornerstone of the series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-30-09

Unlike the "Bitten", "Stolen" launches the reader into the full Otherworld with all the various races being brought together, against their will, in an underground research facility. Their struggles to survive and get free brings some together while driving wedges between others. This makes Stolen the cornerstone of the rest of the series.

My only problem with this audio book is I didn't like the narrator's voice for the character Clay. It's a minor issue which I doubt most would notice.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Betrayed

  • House of Night Series, Book 2
  • By: P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast
  • Narrated by: Edwina Wren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,825
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,251

Fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird has managed to settle in at the House of Night. She's come to terms with the vast powers the vampyre goddess, Nyx, has given her, and is getting a handle on being the new Leader of the Dark Daughters. Best of all, Zoey finally feels like she belongs-like she really fits in. She actually has a boyfriend...or two. Then the unthinkable happens: Human teenagers are being killed, and all the evidence points to the House of Night.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • House Of Night :Betrayed

  • By Penelope on 05-15-10

the narrator mispronounces words a lot

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-09

The story is good. For the most part the narrator is good but she mispronounces words a lot.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Marked

  • House of Night Series, Book 1
  • By: P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast
  • Narrated by: Edwina Wren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,440
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,700
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,714

Sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird has just been Marked as a fledgling vampire and joins the House of Night, a school where she will train to become an adult vampire. That is, if she makes it through the Change - and not all of those who are Marked do. It sucks to begin a new life, especially away from her friends, and on top of that, Zoey is no ordinary fledgling. She has been chosen as special by the vampire Goddess Nyx.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Warning, *Young adult*

  • By Tizroc on 12-04-08

the narrator mispronounces words a lot

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-09

The story is good. For the most part the narrator is good but she mispronounces words a lot.