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  • Depth of Winter

  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,151
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,018
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,007

In Craig Johnson's latest mystery, Depth of Winter, an international hit man and the head of one of the most vicious drug cartels in Mexico has kidnapped Walt's beloved daughter, Cady, to auction her off to his worst enemies, of which there are many. The American government is of limited help and the Mexican one even less. Walt heads into the 110-degree heat of the Northern Mexican desert alone, one man against an army.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I miss Vic and Henry!

  • By Nancy R on 09-06-18

Walt needs to go back to where he started!

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

When I was getting ready to write this review and looked to see what others thought, I was surprised to see that may felt the same way I did. Probably my least favorite book of the series. The series has been so dark lately and without the other 'regular' characters to add a little levity, it was a downer! Regardless, I was hooked and could not put it down.

This is one of my favorite series. I love the beauty I find in Craig Johnson's writing. The characters are written so well. I hope that this story arc is finished and we can go back to the old Walt - a little humor, a lot of compassion, wisdom beyond his years, and my knight in shinning armor!

  • Magic Triumphs

  • Kate Daniels, Book 10
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,056
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,918
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,910

Kate has come a long way from her origins as a loner taking care of paranormal problems in post-Shift Atlanta. She's made friends and enemies. She's found love and started a family with Curran Lennart, the former Beast Lord. But her magic is too strong for the power players of the world to let her be. Kate and her father, Roland, currently have an uneasy truce, but when he starts testing her defenses again, she knows that sooner or later, a confrontation is inevitable. The Witch Oracle has begun seeing visions of blood, fire, and human bones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything we hoped for...

  • By IreneMBBT on 08-28-18

So Sad, So Sad it is over!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

It has been a great ride. My favorite series. Wow, what it says for the author that I will actually mourn the loss of these characters! I will see them around somewhere I am sure...

If you have not read this series, what are you waiting for!

  • Leverage in Death

  • In Death Series, Book 47
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,473
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,144

For the airline executives finalizing a merger that would make news in the business world, the nine a.m. meeting would be a major milestone. But after marketing VP Paul Rogan walked into the plush conference room, strapped with explosives, the headlines told of death and destruction instead. The NYPSD’s Eve Dallas confirms that Rogan was cruelly coerced by two masked men holding his family hostage. His motive was saving his wife and daughter - but what was the motive of the masked men? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Jean on 09-23-18

Eve & Peabody are back!

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

I enjoyed this latest installment in the Eve Dallas series, like visiting old friends. Hard to believe it is book 47 and I still anticipate the next release!!!

  • Iron and Magic

  • Iron Covenant, Book 1
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,048
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,902
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,901

Hugh d'Ambray, Preceptor of the Iron Dogs, Warlord of the Builder of Towers, served only one man. Now his immortal, nearly omnipotent master has cast him aside. Hugh is a shadow of the warrior he was, but when he learns that the Iron Dogs, soldiers who would follow him anywhere, are being hunted down and murdered, he must make a choice: to fade away or to be the leader he was born to be. Hugh knows he must carve a new place for himself and his people, but they have no money, no shelter, and no food, and the necromancers are coming. Fast. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hugh recreating his life

  • By IreneMBBT on 07-27-18

I was Blown Away, Soooo Good!

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

I don't know what I expected, but it was not this. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I could like Hugh, but the authors are so good at their craft, that you can't help but to grow to love all these new characters.

New narrator, Steve West, so a little funny to hear characters that we are already so familiar with sounding so different, but he did a great job.

I have nothing but positive things to say about this book. Can not wait until the second book in the Iron Covenant comes out.

  • 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 2,066
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,932
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,923

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

SO UNBELIEVABLY GOOD! Beast IS best Hunter!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-18-18

Wow, when I finished with the story I sat back and thought of this book, the series, Jane and how well everything came together. The longer I thought about it, the more I couldn't wait to go back and read the whole series over again.

The book was a quick conclusion of everything leading up to this point, but in retrospect it was probably the best way to do it. Well written, believable, emotional, such a great story, I could go on and on. Can not wait until the next book

If you have not read the Jane Yellowrock series, this is not the book to start at. Go back to the beginning and read them in order.

  • Twisted Prey

  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,074
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,077

Lucas Davenport had crossed paths with her before. A rich psychopath, Taryn Grant had run successfully for the US Senate, where Lucas had predicted she'd fit right in. He was also convinced that she'd been responsible for three murders, though he'd never been able to prove it. Once a psychopath had gotten that kind of rush, though, he or she often needed another fix, so he figured he might be seeing her again. He was right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A masterpiece!

  • By Steven Allgood on 04-27-18

Really Enjoyed - Still a Great Series!

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

I read a couple reviews the morning this book came out, and people were giving three stars, etc., so I went into the book preparing myself to be disappointed. Not so! I did not want to quit listening, I wanted to know what happened next, and was sad when it was over. What more can you ask for in a book?

I like the team that Lucas, Rae and Bob make up. Liked everything about the book. LOove Richard Ferrone. Now the wait for the next one...

  • The Late Show

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Katherine Moennig
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,541
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8,785
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,746

Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none, as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night she catches two cases she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, the narration!

  • By Destry on 07-20-17

Narration not good, but story was good.

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

Reviewed: 08-24-17

Big fan of Michel Connelly, and was very excited to see a new series. The narrator's delivery, however, made the character very unlikable. Within three chapters I had enough of Detective Renee Ballard, she came across as gruff, rude and acted like the whole world did her wrong. It got old very fast! I quit reading in chapter six, but went back and finished the book because I wanted to know what happened, as the story itself was quite good.

I have to agree with others that the narrator did not bring anything to this book. Instead of writing the main character was strong, flawed, intelligent - which she was, I just want to complain how much the clipped, fast dialogue irritated me.

I plan on reading the book myself, so I can form a better opinion of the main character before the next book in the series is published.

  • Besieged

  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,550
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,238

The ancient gods are alive and well in the modern world in this hilarious, action-packed collection of original short stories featuring Atticus O'Sullivan, the handsome, tattooed, 2,000-year-old Irishman with extraordinary magic powers from Kevin Hearne's New York Times best-selling Iron Druid Chronicles.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What the heck happened?

  • By Stephan on 08-13-17

Love the series!

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

Reviewed: 07-28-17

I have always enjoyed the Iron Druid series. This book was a compilation of short stories told from different characters point of view. While it wasn't my favorite in the series, it is still a good read. Nice to get some background information on Atticus.

Very sad to hear that there is only one book left in the series... hope this is not true, I will be SO SAD!!!

Like always Luke Daniels did an outstanding job as narrator. He is definitely one of my favorites. He could read the label on a soup can and make it interesting.

  • Day Shift

  • A Novel of Midnight, Texas
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,762
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,518
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,514

A number-one New York Times best-selling author, Charlaine Harris penned the addictive Sookie Stackhouse series. In Day Shift psychic Manfred Bernardo is hounded by the press after a client drops dead during a reading. Turning to the local vampire's lover for help, Manfred hopes she can put the squeeze on the scandal before someone else is put on ice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Midnight, Texas Continues to Fascinate

  • By Lulu on 08-21-15

Must read, great series!

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

Reviewed: 06-08-17

I accidentally read this, the 2nd book in the series first. I didn't even realize this until I went looking for the next book in the series. So it can stand on its own, but I like to read a series in order.

I love this strange little town with strange characters and strange happenings. Very well written. Charlaine Harris did a great job developing the characters and the world they live in. A town full of the things that slink around in the night should be scary, but they are lovable, relatable, funny, and engrossing. A story written to be entertaining.

Wanted to listen to the story straight through and was sad when it ended.

  • Nest

  • A Thriller
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,597
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,471
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,463

Kate Bishop is in a world of trouble. In the wake of several inexplicable and brutal murders, Kate is thrust into a police inquiry that reveals shocking family secrets. Suddenly exposed to a shadowy network of global evil, her life takes a dramatic turn with the arrival of Jack Raines, an author with a mysterious past who says he has the answers to her questions. What's more, he suggests that Kate herself might be the solution.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible

  • By AC Ward on 02-14-17

I gave up, could not read this book!

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

Reviewed: 06-08-17

The book started off great, then within a few chapters it was just dialogue between 2 characters. Unbelievable dialogue that just went on and on and on. Chapter after chapter.

The dialogue started at the beginning of Chapter 5 and was still going on in Chapter 14 when I gave up on it.

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