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  • The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition]

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,088
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,839
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,798

Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • JUST SIMPLY FANTASTIC LISTENING ! !

  • By Gary on 04-24-12

Had me hooked!

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

Reviewed: 04-07-16

Loved the story, the way it progressed and how it ended. Brooks was perfect for Liz and how she had realizations about herself and life along the way. Loved Burt!!!
Would like to have seen Liz's mother make an appearance or Johns family be in the courtroom as well. The narrator did an amazing job. I will definitely be listening to other books done by her.

  • The Indigo Spell

  • A Bloodlines Novel, Book 3
  • By: Richelle Mead
  • Narrated by: Emily Shaffer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,265

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets - and human lives. In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch - a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Adrian ADRIAN A D R I A N

  • By Bee on 02-26-13

Spell-Binding

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

Reviewed: 03-24-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes if they enjoy a great action packed edge of your seat romantic story

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Indigo Spell?

Sidney and Adrian, the chemestry these two exhibit in this book is astounding and I couldn't have been happier.

What about Emily Shaffer’s performance did you like?

Everything. You can always tell the difference of who is speaking, male or female. the different, tones, inflections and accents she gives each character is perfect. I love the voice she gave Adrian. I will happily listen to books read by Emily Shaffer as her performance is always spot on and a narrator can make or break an audiobook, Emily shaffer makes it.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Adventures, mysterious and action packed

Any additional comments?

I love the Bloodlines Series and can't wait for the next book to come out!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Everlasting

  • The Immortals, Book 6
  • By: Alyson Noel
  • Narrated by: Katie Schorr
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 182

Their epic love story has captured the hearts of millions and enchanted readers across the world. In this beautiful finale, their journey draws to a spectacular conclusion—where all will be revealed.Their darkest enemies now defeated, Damen and Ever are free to embark upon their final quest—to free Damen from the poison lingering in his body. If they can just find the antidote, they’ll finally be able to feel each other’s touch—and experience the passionate night they’ve been longing for.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible

  • By FanB14 on 05-24-12

Horrible Series

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

Reviewed: 09-03-12

The book started off good in book 1 and downhill after that. I couldn't stand Ever by the last book. How many times can she shrug, roll her eyes or nibble her lip? I'm glad the series is finished. Katie Schorr did a great job as the narrator.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Darkest Surrender

  • By: Gena Showalter
  • Narrated by: Max Bellmore
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 906
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 828
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 826

Possessed by the demon of Defeat, Strider cannot lose a challenge without suffering unimaginable pain. For him, nothing stands in the way of victory. Until Kaia, an enchanting Harpy, tempts him to the razor’s edge of surrender.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I want a Strider of my own!

  • By Lupdilup on 10-18-11

My favorite one to date

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

Reviewed: 04-01-12

I love this series and Max Bellmore as a narrator. These was my favorite book to date. Can't wait for Paris's story. I dont want this series to end.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pale Demon

  • The Hollows, Book 9
  • By: Kim Harrison
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,093
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,426

Condemned and shunned for black magic, Rachel Morgan has three days to get to the annual witches' conference and clear her name, or be trapped in the demonic ever-after - forever after.

But a witch, an elf, a living vampire, anda pixy in one car, going across the country? Talk about a recipe for certain disaster, even without being the targets for assassination.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A comment on Credits

  • By Alexi Rain on 03-01-11

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 10-15-11

Character development, magic, action, comedy, drama, romance--these elements have been what keeps the storyline going and makes it so special for fans of this series. Harrison hits all of that in her writing. She addresses several particular issues when it comes to Rachel's relationships, as well as the relationships between the people around her. While I've been a card-carrying Trent and Rachel supporter since Book 1, there's attention given to her relationships with him, Pierce, Ivy, and Al too. Like any fan, of course I have certain hopes.
I really enjoyed this book and can't wait for the next one out. As usual Marguerite Gavin is a wonderful Narrator.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • River Marked

  • Mercy Thompson, Book 6
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,544
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,543
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,535

Car mechanic Mercy Thompson has always known there was something different about her, and not just the way she can make a VW engine sit up and beg. Mercy is a shapeshifter, a talent she inherited from her long-gone father. She's never known any others of her kind. Until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Petra Grey on 03-08-11

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 10-15-11

I was very excited to find that in River Marked we get to see a more romantic side of Mercy as she and Adam take their relationship to a whole new level. While River Marked is a bit different from the previous books in that there is more romance which I loved. There is still gritty violence and some intense action and Mercy is still the star of the show. This series continues to be a favorite and Lorelei King an amazing narrator.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • City of Fallen Angels

  • The Mortal Instruments, Book 4
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Ed Westwick, Molly C. Quinn
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,216
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,416
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,461

City of Fallen Angels take up where City of Glass left off. With Valentine out of the way, Clary thought she and Jace could finally be together--but when someone starts murdering the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine's Circle and leaving their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to destroy the new peace between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, she realizes the past can never be left entirely behind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • HATE that female reader!

  • By Snow*Bear on 08-28-13

disappointing

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

Reviewed: 10-15-11

This book felt tired to me. Loved the original trilogy--Clary comes across powerful, even in her most insecure moments. In this latest installment she is pathetic. Her and Jace's actions are reduced to mad making out and Clary chasing, while Jace evades her...and really, that's it until the big somewhat climactic ending. I was sort of disappointed in this book.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Darkest Secret

  • By: Gena Showalter
  • Narrated by: Max Bellmore
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 973
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 796
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 793

Keeper of the demon of Secrets, Amun can manipulate the darkest thoughts of anyone nearby. But when new demons possess him, the immortal warrior must be chained and isolated to protect those he loves. Death is his only hope of release - until he meets Haidee, a fellow prisoner whose beauty and hidden vulnerability draw him into a reckless test of his loyalty….

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I think this book is a five star book...

  • By Heather on 04-07-11

This one was a bit different

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

Reviewed: 10-15-11

I LOVE Gena Showalter and "The Lords of the Underworld" series. I enjoyed this book but it wasn't my favorite one either. As usuall Max Bellmore is fantastic as the narrator.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Wyne

  • Otherworld, Book 9
  • By: Yasmine Galenorn
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241

"We're the D'Artigo sisters: half-human, half-Fae. We're sexy, we're savvy, and we just turned in our badges to the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. My sister Camille is a wicked-good witch. Delilah's a werecat and blossoming Death Maiden. And as for me? I'm Menolly, acrobat-extraordinaire-turned-vampire. But being a vamp isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when the Godfather of all vampires decides to play Prince Charming.... Plus, a vampire serial killer is on the loose. Hungry ghosts are tearing up the town, and people are running scared."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!!!!!!!

  • By Patsy G. on 02-11-11

Enjoyable Listen

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

Reviewed: 10-15-11

Blood Wyne has to be the best Menolly book so far in this series. I enjoyed getting a deeper look into her personality beyond her being brutalized & turned. There is quite a bit of character growth in this book for her- and the rest of the extended "family", I am still enjoying the books with the middle sister being my favorite.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Harvest Hunting

  • Otherworld, Book 8
  • By: Yasmine Galenorn
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237

"We're the D'Artigo sisters: sexy, savvy operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But being half-human, half-Fae means our supernatural talents can go haywire at any time. My sister Camille is a wicked good witch whose life recently took a drastic turn. Menolly's a vampire who's still getting the hang of being undead. And me? I'm Delilah, a werecat with a very interesting love life. But life isn't all fun and games...."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • They just keep getting better and better...

  • By Susan on 01-30-11

They just keep getting better and better...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-30-11

Harvest Hunting continues Delilahs Story. I enjoyed Delilah's POV ..The plots are weaved together creating a series of events that keeps the pace flowing really well. Delilah as we know is a werecat shifter that is usually very emotional and gets overwhelmed very quickly, Well she totally comes out of her shell in Harvest Hunting. Not only is there tons of action there is tons of change. Delilah finally starts training to be a death maiden and she also gets a great look into her destiny with the Death Maidens and the Autumn lord and comes to terms with it. In the previous book, after a huge battle with their enemies, the girls had to give Chase, Delilah's human love interest, the Nectar of Life to save his life. Unfortunately, it also made him not-so-human, adding hundreds of years to his lifespan and sparking his latent psychic powers. He's not dealing so well with the sudden changes and breaks it off with Delilah. I was sad Chase and Delilah broke up, but by the end of the book it was put to rights. Shade, a shadow dragon, comes to be Delilah's new love interest, sent by the Autumn Lord. I loved Shade and can't wait to find out more about him. I have enjoyed reading all the stories of the D'Artigo sisters and am looking forward to what comes next.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful