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  • Alaskan Courage, Book 1
  • By: Dani Pettrey
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 735
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 674
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 668

When her aunt dies in a mysterious plane crash, Professor Bailey Craig returns to Yancey, Alaska. She soon learns that her expertise is desperately needed in the investigation of a string of local murders—so she works with her ex, Cole McKenna, to ferret out the truth. As they become reacquainted, old feelings rekindle—but do Bailey and Cole have a future together?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Christian book

  • By Zulu on 02-22-18

Christian book

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

Reviewed: 02-22-18

The story was okay but too many references to religion. If you enjoy Christian literature then you would enjoy it more than I did.

29 of 34 people found this review helpful

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  • Hostile Witness

  • The Witness Series, Book 1
  • By: Rebecca Forster
  • Narrated by: Tara Platt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 717
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 618
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 614

Josie Baylor-Bates returns to the practice of criminal defense when her friend's sixteen-year-old daughter, Hannah, is arrested for the brutal slaying of her step-grandfather-a California Supreme Court justice. Although all evidence points to Hannah's guilt, her family's disturbing relations may play a more significant role than anyone could guess. As Josie unravels a circle of secrets, she discovers a shocking truth that could save her client-or destroy them all...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Naration ALMOST spoils good story

  • By Kristine on 08-04-13

Courtroom Drama

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

Reviewed: 10-05-15

Would you listen to another book narrated by Tara Platt?

If I had a choice probably not. She read way too fast at times and you couldn't put it on a slower speed because then it would be too slow.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, because I would get aggravated with the way Josie was acting and have to put it aside for a while.

Any additional comments?

All in all it was a good story, although a tad overboard at times.

  • Spider's Revenge

  • Elemental Assassin, Book 5
  • By: Jennifer Estep
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,805
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,622
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,626

Killing used to be my regular gig, after all. Gin Blanco, aka the Spider, assassin-for-hire. And I was very, very good at it. Now, I'm ready to make the one hit that truly matters: Mab Monroe, the dangerous Fire elemental who murdered my family when I was 13. Oh, I don't think the mission will be easy, but turns out it's a bit more problematic than expected. The bitch knows I'm coming for her. So now I'm up against the army of lethal bounty hunters Mab hired to track me down. She also put a price on my baby sister's head. Keeping Bria safe is my first priority.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Somebody slap me please!

  • By Jason on 05-14-12

Repetition galore

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

Reviewed: 09-02-15

If you could take out all the repetition and the constant reminders then the story would be a lot better. A lot of what's in the book is something you already know if you've read the previous books in the series. In fact, you probably have a good portion memorized because the same story or description is told in each book.

In this one it finally comes down to a show-down between Mab and Gin. I won't give anything else away, although I'm sure you can guess who wins.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Venom

  • Elemental Assassin, Book 3
  • By: Jennifer Estep
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,874
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,878

"It's hard to be a badass assassin when a giant is beating the crap out of you. Luckily, I never let pride get in the way of my work. My current mission is personal: annihilate Mab Monroe, the Fire elemental who murdered my family, which means protecting my identity, even if I have to conceal my powerful Stone and Ice magic when I need it most."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Getting better....

  • By Teresa on 12-05-12

So-so

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

Reviewed: 08-23-15

If you like a lot of introspection, constantly being reminded what color eyes are or what knives or weapons are made of, then you might like this book. The action was okay but all the repetition kind of ruined it for me, also constantly being reminded how good she is.

At least Owen made a nice addition and Finn is starting to come into his own.

  • The Complete Sherlock Holmes

  • The Heirloom Collection
  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 58 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,901
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,389

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes tales are rightly ranked among the seminal works of mystery and detective fiction. Included in this collection are all four full-length Holmes novels and more than forty short masterpieces - from the inaugural adventure A Study in Scarlet to timeless favorites like “The Speckled Band” and more. At the center of each stands the iconic figure of Holmes - brilliant, eccentric, and capable of amazing feats of deductive reasoning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Table of Contents & Audible Part/Chapter Notes

  • By SantaFePainter on 11-18-13

Great collection of stories

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

Reviewed: 08-22-15

Would you consider the audio edition of The Complete Sherlock Holmes to be better than the print version?

Yes because if you had just read it you wouldn't have gotten to listen to the great narration by Simon Vance.

Any additional comments?

I probably would rate this closer to 4.5 but as you know you can't give half stars. I enjoyed most of the stories. There were a few that either I didn't quite understand or fell flat, but well worth the time and credit. In fact, I'm kind of sorry it's come to an end.

Tip: If you just download one part at a time you might want to download the next part before you finish as many times the parts were split in the middle of a story.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Immortal Collection

  • A Saga of the Ancient Family
  • By: Eva García Sáenz, Lilit Žekulin Thwaites (translator)
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings, Angela Dawe
  • Length: 17 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 206

When Adriana, a brilliant young archaeologist, accepts a position at the Museum of Archaeology in her hometown of Santander, Spain, she never imagines that her new boss has lived through the history she can only study. Iago, the charismatic technical director of the museum, is more than ten thousand years old but appears to be only 35. Iago and his family are longevos - people who never seem to age after reaching adulthood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, wow, wow...such a good read!

  • By Sereata on 03-10-15

Could have been shorter

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

Reviewed: 08-09-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes and no. The plot was interesting, as were the characters, but it just seemed to drag in places. Since this was an interpreted book I felt lost at times with all the foreign places and names. The history lesson was interesting, but again too long at times.

A lot of questions were left unanswered. It does end with a cliffhanger so maybe some of them will be answered in the next book but I didn't like it enough to continue with the series.

Any additional comments?

Both narrators did an excellent job with the foreign names and places.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 44 Scotland Street

  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Robert Ian Mackenzie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,364
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,041
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,038

The brilliant Alexander McCall Smith became an international sensation with his New York Times best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels. His award-winning wit, made famous through that series, is fully on display in 44 Scotland Street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smith's answer to Maupin

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-23-05

Couldn't finish

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

Reviewed: 08-06-15

What disappointed you about 44 Scotland Street?

There were too many people to keep track of and my mind would drift off which made it even harder to know what was going on once it had drifted back to the book.

Has 44 Scotland Street turned you off from other books in this genre?

Not sure what genre this is.

What about Robert Ian Mackenzie’s performance did you like?

He had a pleasant voice and was easy to listen to.

Any additional comments?

I did try to listen to the book but it just couldn't hold my attention. I listened for four hours and then jumped to the last 30 minutes to see how it ended. If the ending had been interesting I might have gone back and listened to the whole book, but alas it wasn't that interesting.

  • Dark Witch

  • The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,421
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,923
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,913

With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. From her maternal grandmother, she learned where to find both: a land of lush forests, dazzling lakes, and centuries-old legends. Ireland. County Mayo, to be exact. Where her ancestors’ blood and magic have flowed through generations - and where her destiny awaits.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Turn the volume down!

  • By J. Gilbert on 10-30-13

Decent story

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

Reviewed: 08-05-15

Even though the love story was a little weak in this one, at least the love scenes were a decent length and not too descriptive. The beginning of the book started out strong telling how it all began but then when it jumps to present day it kind of starts going downhill. All the characters were well-developed but there just seemed to be something lacking.

The narrator almost ruined the book by being way over the top on some scenes. The scenes would have turned out better if she had just toned it down a lot. I also had trouble a few times trying to figure out who was talking.

Since I already have the second book in the trilogy I'll continue with the story, but depending how that one goes will determine whether I get the third one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mrs. Mike

  • By: Benedict Freedman, Nancy Freedman
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 661
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551

A moving love story set in the Canadian wilderness, Mrs. Mike is a classic tale that has enchanted millions of readers worldwide. It brings the fierce, stunning landscape of Canada to life and tenderly evokes the love that blossoms between Sergeant Mike Flannigan and beautiful young Katherine Mary O'Fallon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How could I have missed this all these years?

  • By Dale C. Farran on 01-30-10

Great love story

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

Reviewed: 08-03-15

A young girl leaves Boston at the turn of the century because of her pleurisy to go stay with her uncle in Canada. There she finds love, happiness and hardship. This was a very moving love story and gives you a glimpse into life in Canada at the turn of the century. Just be sure to have some tissue handy.

The narrator did an excellent job of bringing the story to life.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Let the Dead Sleep

  • Cafferty and Quinn, Book 1
  • By: Heather Graham
  • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 344
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 300
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 301

It was stolen from a New Orleans grave - the centuries-old bust of an evil man, a demonic man. It’s an object desired by collectors - and by those with wickedness in their hearts. One day, its current owner shows up at Danni Cafferty’s antiques shop on Royal Street, the shop she inherited from her father. But before Danni can buy the statue, it disappears, the owner is found dead…and Danni discovers that she’s inherited much more than she realized. In the store is a book filled with secret writing: instructions for defeating evil entities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW

  • By Reecia Thompson Stoglin on 05-16-14

Good until the end

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

Reviewed: 07-28-15

Would you try another book from Heather Graham and/or Natalie Ross?

Not sure yet. Maybe Natalie Ross if the book she was reading sounded interesting.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Change the ending. I had enjoyed the book, even though it was predictable at times, until I got to the end which kind of ruined the whole book for me.

Was Let the Dead Sleep worth the listening time?

I thought so until I got to the last few minutes of the book.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed the scenes with Wolf.