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  • Catherine Coulter - FBI Thriller Series

  • The Cove, The Maze, The Target
  • By: Catherine Coulter
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr, Susan Ericksen, Sharon Williams
  • Length: 32 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276

The Cove is a quaint little postcard town made up only of old folk who sell the World's Greatest Ice Cream - a secret recipe that brings lots of tourists into town. Into The Cove comes Sally Brainerd, daughter of murdered Amory St. John of Washington, D.C., seeking sanctuary, and FBI Special Agent James Quinlan who's undercover and after her. He's got a murder to solve, and he believes she's the key. But is she really?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Maze & The Target: 5 Star...The Maze: 3 Star..

  • By MetaSpiritualMichael91 on 04-11-17

just completed the Cove

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

I had already read all available A Brit in the FBI and enjoyed them very much. I almost did not start this series because of reviews. However , in my opinion, I found The Cove to be just as good as A Brit in the FBI series. I look forward to reading this entire series

  • The Sixth Day

  • A Brit in the FBI, Book 5
  • By: Catherine Coulter, J.T. Ellison
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman, MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 743
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662

When several major political figures die mysteriously, officials declare the deaths are from natural causes. Then the German Vice-Chancellor dies on the steps of 10 Downing Street, and a drone is spotted hovering over the scene. The truth becomes clear - these high-profile deaths are well-constructed assassinations, and the Covert Eyes team is tasked to investigate. With the help of Dr. Isabella Marin, a young expert in the enigmatic Voynich Manuscript and cryptophasia, Nicholas and Michaela home in on Roman Ardelean.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not my cup of tea

  • By Steve's Island Girl on 04-14-18

book 5 and still excellent

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

I have really enjoyed this entire series. I also really enjoyed Jonathan Maberry's Joe ledger series which is even heavier on the paranormal aspect. Brit in the FBI , in my opinion, is well balanced in it's plot and character's. keep the stories coming. I am looking forward to the next book.

  • Hybrid

  • Aluna Series, Book 3
  • By: Bethany Wicker
  • Narrated by: Beth Stewart
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

A peace that won't last. An exciting adventure that has its risks. And a new enemy on the horizon. Now that she's settled into her Aluna title, a whole new adventure calls to Lena. She discovers she's expecting and she and Kane couldn't be happier. The bad thing, she can no longer shift into her wolf form. With an overprotective mate, Lena shouldn't have to worry about not being able to shift. But, as usual, the peace doesn't last.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good storey with only one tiny tiny complaint.<br />

  • By Ronda M Drake on 10-15-18

good storey with only one tiny tiny complaint.<br />

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

This book , along with the two previous, is very interesting and I look forward to number 4 . The narration is good with all voices being distinct and consistent. The tiny tiny complaint is that the men's voices sound more young teenager.

  • Dark Queen

  • Jane Yellowrock, Book 12
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,945
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,823
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,817

As Enforcer to the vampire Master of the City of New Orleans, Jane Yellowrock stakes her reputation and her life on keeping her territory safe. But Leo has been issued a blood challenge by the emperor of the European vampires, who seeks to usurp all of his power and possessions. If Leo loses the match to the death, the city will be forfeit, and the people of New Orleans will suffer the consequences. Jane can't let that happen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great adventure from Faith Hunter!

  • By Teri on 05-02-18

Ready for the next book

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

Jane yellowrock continues to be a great read. Waiting for next book. It will be a whole new world

  • Conjuring Quantico

  • The Federal Witch, Book 1
  • By: T S Paul
  • Narrated by: Francis Alais
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

As a second year FBI academy witch, Agatha Blackmore has a certain reputation. After nearly blowing up the school, an untended mid-air incident involving the FBI director, and declaring war with the US Marines, she has to wonder if she will even see graduation. But when a rash of mysterious disappearances catches the attention of local authorities Agatha finds herself asked to lend a hand to the investigation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining story, audio track needs editing

  • By Emily on 04-24-17

poor narrator

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

PROS:
characters are very good.
plot line is very good.
This is a series that I would normally definitely follow.
I would have very much enjoyed this book, except I had a hard time finishing it.

CONS:
No consistency of each character's voice. A characters voice would sometimes change in the middle of a sentence. The acoustics changed often ; at times it sounded like a normal room then maybe in a barrel. And, the volume was inconsistent. Volume was worse the last 15 to 20 minutes changes up and down repeatedly in just a few words.

I would very much like to continue this series, but I won't with this narrator.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Darkness Wanes

  • Sensor, Book 6
  • By: Susan Illene
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118

Melena Sanders is locked away in purgatory - which is no vacation - but she'll soon be returning to Alaska, where troubles are mounting once again. Suspicious fires are breaking out, supernaturals are being attacked, and there's an enemy lurking out there waiting for his chance to strike. Her lover, Lucas, is managing to hold their home together during her absence, but he's more than ready for her to return.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL CONCLUSION TO A FANTASTIC SERIES!

  • By Bunty on 06-23-16

great book.

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

Reviewed: 07-01-16

Hope there is a next book. Good excellent wonderful. that's all folks can't wait for next sensor adventure

  • The Machines of Bellatrix

  • The Girls from Alcyone, Book 2
  • By: Cary Caffrey
  • Narrated by: Kristin James
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

Alcyone is gone. The Independent stronghold on Scorpii is destroyed. Sigrid and her sisters have fled the Federation to make a new home on the remote world of Medea. But with a price on her head the size of a planet, and pursued across the galaxy by the Council for Trade and Finance, Sigrid knows she and her sisters are not safe. As long as there are those who would seek to control them, hunt them, they will never be safe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it, the lead character is just so cool!!!!

  • By zenabuff on 06-29-16

loved it

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

Reviewed: 05-27-16

eagerly waiting for third book. narrator is very good....always important. excellent story and awesome characters.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Matefinder: Volume 1

  • By: Leia Stone
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,042
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 960
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 957

Werewolves, facing the threat of extinction, desperately seek their mates to bear young. Aurora, a human far removed from the supernatural world, is nearing her own end after being fatally injured in a car accident. Kai, an alpha werewolf, lurks in the nearby trees watching her bleed out. He chooses to save her the only way he knows how, by changing her. Aurora struggles with her past as a domestic abuse survivor and the new dominating and violent lifestyle of a werewolf.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT START TO A SERIES!!!

  • By Brandy Blackerby on 01-29-17

great

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

Reviewed: 03-09-16

The narrator, which I believe is as important as the story, is excellent. The story has a great plot line and strong characters.

12 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Midnight Marked

  • Chicagoland Vampires, Book 12
  • By: Chloe Neill
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 976
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 904
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 901

Merit is one of Chicago's most skilled vampire warriors; these days, she doesn't scare easily. But she and Master vampire Ethan have made a new and powerful enemy, and he won't give up until he owns the Windy City. With his last plan thwarted, he's more determined than ever to watch Cadogan burn. Ethan has put the House's vampires on high alert, but their enemy will stop at nothing, including pitting supernatural against supernatural.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love the stuffing out of this series!

  • By Paranormaly Yours on 03-09-16

excellent series

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

Reviewed: 03-05-16

wonderful narrator. excellent story line with great characters. I hope the story continues for many more books

  • A Shade of Vampire 8: A Shade of Novak

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin, Amanda Ronconi, Zachary Webber, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 585
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529

I never could have imagined that Derek and I would willingly turn back into vampires. But there are some things in life that you just can't predict. Like the strange human disappearances that started happening on the coasts surrounding us. There would have been nothing mysterious about these kidnappings so close to our own turf, had The Shade's vampires not given up drinking human blood almost two decades ago....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Full circle

  • By Nicole B. on 10-27-17

one bad narrator; zach karem

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

Reviewed: 02-14-16

great story and all other narrators excellent. I cant wait to listen to next book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful