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  • Harley-Awakening

  • Awakening Series, Book 1
  • By: Claudy Conn
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Harley has everything a vampire-white witch hybrid could want: wonderful parents, a hunky sort-of boyfriend, and a clan of loving friends. When that life is taken away from her, Harley doesn't want to serve revenge up cold. She wants to serve it up now, and she wants to serve it up HOT.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • one of Claudy's best!

  • By Kelsey D. on 04-18-16

one of Claudy's best!

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

Reviewed: 04-18-16

What made the experience of listening to Harley-Awakening the most enjoyable?

the story itself

Who was your favorite character and why?

Harley, she's strong and independant

Which character – as performed by Stevie Zimmerman – was your favorite?

Harley

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The moment her clan was killed

Any additional comments?

This is one series I will definitely be finishing!

  • Deviance

  • The London Psychic Book 3
  • By: J.F. Penn
  • Narrated by: Rosalind Ashford
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

London. When the body of a priest is found in the ruins of Winchester Palace, his tattooed arms flayed, his mouth stuffed with feathers, the artists and outcasts of Southwark huddle in fear. Private investigator Jamie Brooke begins the hunt for the murderer aided by Blake Daniel, a psychic researcher, who is haunted by visions of the past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • London amazes

  • By Ann Keeran on 11-30-15

Superb

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

Reviewed: 01-16-16

This is a gripping series and Deviance really makes you want to fight for the good of humanity like Jamie does. I find myself cheering for her bravery, but fearing that she'll eventually get herself killed by trying to save everyone on her own. That's what makes it so thrilling to listen to. The narration is also some of the best out there.

  • Karma Inc.

  • A Paranormal Romantic Comedy
  • By: Melanie James
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 173

There comes a day when enough is really, truthfully, enough already. For Kelly and Esmeralda, two snarky single witches, that day was yesterday. After applying their witchcraft to dish out a little magical payback, they realize they have a penchant for the dark art of revenge. And who's to say a witch can't make a few bucks with a talent like that?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Laughed untilit Hurt.

  • By Rhonda on 01-16-16

LOVE these books from Melanie James!

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

Reviewed: 12-29-15

What did you love best about Karma Inc.?

It was funny and snarky, my favorite

Who was your favorite character and why?

Kelly because of her smart witt and humor.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Barney was first awakened from his sleep.

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

yes if I could have

Any additional comments?

a MUST for all fans of James' Literal Leigh series.

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  • The Rise of Chaos

  • Reborn, Volume 1
  • By: AnnMarie Stone
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Roberts
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

All Anastasia has ever wanted was to start a new life, a normal life, a life without her parents. As soon as she gets that chance, however, she discovers quickly that a normal life was never a possibility for someone like her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story!

  • By Kelsey D. on 07-15-15

great story!

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

Reviewed: 07-15-15

If you could sum up The Rise of Chaos in three words, what would they be?

a supernatural, dystopian world that is very entertaining.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Rise of Chaos?

I really loved the beginning when I was learning who everyone was and their jobs.

Have you listened to any of Rebecca Roberts’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but she did a really great job.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It was all good, very exciting.

  • Broken Skies

  • Book 1
  • By: Theresa Kay
  • Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Plagued by nightmares and panic attacks, seventeen-year-old Jax Mitchell wants nothing more than a life of seclusion with only her twin brother for company. So when he's kidnapped by Earth's reclusive alien settlers, the E'rikon, she'll do anything to get him back--even form an alliance with a teenage E'rikon boy left behind by the same ship that took her brother. Jax agrees to act as a guide, and in return, the alien agrees to sneak her past the human-proof barrier surrounding the E'rikon city. Too bad it's not that simple. Jax soon finds that she's drawn to the alien boy with bright green hair and jewel-like scales on his back--and he's equally affected by her, the courageous redhead with haunted eyes. But she doesn't know the alien's true motives, and he has no idea that she is much more than she seems. With the aliens and the humans at odds, the connection forming between the two teens has consequences. What started off as a rescue mission sets in motion a chain of events that threatens not only the remaining humans and the growing alien society, but Earth itself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great sci fi novel

  • By med c on 08-15-14

LOVED this!

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

Reviewed: 07-15-15

Where does Broken Skies rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Definitely one of the best, I can't wait for the sequel and plan to get it on audio as well.

What other book might you compare Broken Skies to and why?

The only other Alien book I've read is 'I Am Number Four', this is also a dystopian, so it would compare to Divergent in that aspect.

What about Andrea Emmes’s performance did you like?

She did a really good job voicing Jax and all the characters.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It was more suspensfull than emotional, but I enjoyed it immensely.

Any additional comments?

This is an audio that I highly recommend.

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  • Joyful Leigh

  • Literal Leigh Romance Diaries, Book 5
  • By: Melanie James
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

'Tis the season for magical mayhem. Leigh vows upon her magic desk and witch's broom that Thankshanukkamas will be filled with childlike joy for her, her family, and her friends - even if it kills them. And it may just come to that! With a new publishing contract in hand, the disaster pieces fly from Leigh's desk.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Leigh you have some splainin to do

  • By HeadTripping Books on 04-22-16

perfect end to a great series!

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

Reviewed: 06-02-15

What did you love best about Joyful Leigh?

I loved how the ending made me feel satisfied and happy for Leigh and Hunter.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Joyful Leigh?

The hilarious scene at the Furry convention when the entire cast of characters experienced all kinds of misshap and adventure.

What does Hollie Jackson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She's great with the characters and all the accents. It really makes the story come alive.

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

a witchy fun time!

Any additional comments?

Highly recommended

  • First Grave on the Right

  • Charley Davidson, Book 1
  • By: Darynda Jones
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,362
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,343

A smashing, award-winning debut novel that introduces Charley Davidson: part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper. Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light”. But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life...and it turns out he might not be dead after all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great choice for Stephanie, Lorelai or Buffy fans!

  • By Austin gal on 03-07-12

I cannot express how much I love this series

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

Reviewed: 06-02-15

What did you love best about First Grave on the Right?

everything. The humor, the sarcasm, the hottness, and especially Reyes Farrow.

What other book might you compare First Grave on the Right to and why?

I don't really know, I can't think of anything like it.

Which scene was your favorite?

The scene where Charley found Reyes.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The end moved me to wanting to start the second book immidiately.

Any additional comments?

If you're not sure about audio books, this is the book to try. Lorelei King is fantastic as the voice of Charley. I've only listened to the books, haven't read any of them and I couldn't imagine reading them after I've heard this excellent narration. It's just perfect.

  • Haunting Leigh

  • Literal Leigh Romance Diaries, Book 4
  • By: Melanie James
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

It's Halloween, Leigh's favorite time of the year. As a rookie witch with high hopes, she has a lot to look forward to. When a mysterious supernatural force meddles in her life, things take a turn for the worse. Hunter gets caught in the paranormal crossfire, and his very soul may be at risk. Leigh's job seems to have suddenly gone sour as well. The public school doesn't share this young teacher's enthusiasm for what they deem to be a religious holiday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Creepy!

  • By erobbins33 on 12-13-16

such a fun and entertaining series!

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

Reviewed: 05-17-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Haunting Leigh to be better than the print version?

I've only listened to the book, but I love the narration by Hollie Jackson, so you can't go wrong with the audio.

What did you like best about this story?

The humor is my favorite part, but I really love the relationship between Leigh and Hunter. They make a great couple.

Have you listened to any of Hollie Jackson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I've listened to her other narrations of the Accidental Leigh books, which she is perfect for. I haven't listened to other works she's narrated.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, but I don't want to give anything away :)

Any additional comments?

This is a great series to listen to. They're relatively short, so you get a great bang with the humor and story line, without any non-essential filler. Highly recommended!

  • Hopeful Leigh

  • Literal Leigh Romance Diaries, Book 3
  • By: Melanie James
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

If Leigh has learned anything this summer, it's that magic can be chaotic. Despite some headline-making disasters in her last diary, Leigh is eternally hopeful. With Four-bitten Fangtasy behind her, Leigh decides to write a little paranormal erotica with her newest disasterpiece, Bangin' the Billion-were. She even takes on a rehash of the popular YA dystopian genre in her novella, Regurgitant. It seems that even the editing of other authors' writing can make her unwittingly fire up her literal witchcraft.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic!

  • By erobbins33 on 12-13-16

another highly entertaining audio!

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

Reviewed: 03-13-15

If you could sum up Hopeful Leigh in three words, what would they be?

AMAZING FUN TIME!

What other book might you compare Hopeful Leigh to and why?

the Charley Davidson books by Darynda Jones because they make me laugh out loud.

Have you listened to any of Hollie Jackson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

yes! I've heard her narrate the other Literal Leigh books and she's fantastic in them all.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

definitely made me laugh on multiple occasions.

Any additional comments?

buy it! :)

  • The Haunting

  • By: Nicole Garcia
  • Narrated by: Lou Schocken
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

Ever wonder how much your life would change if you won a million dollars? Well, that fantasy is about to become reality for one lucky winner of the new reality game show The Haunting. Six people will enter the contest, but not everyone will win. In fact there can only be one winner. A drug dealer, an exotic dancer, a drug addict, an entrepreneur, a district attorney, and a rich kid are each desperate in some way.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Suspenseful Short Story!

  • By Cyndi on 01-20-16

even better in audio!

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

Reviewed: 02-28-15

Would you listen to The Haunting again? Why?

Yes, Lou's voice really brings Jace and the other characters alive.

What did you like best about this story?

It's so original, I've never read a book like it.

Have you listened to any of Lou Schocken’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I haven't heard any others from him, but I would like to.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It mostly made me smile.

Any additional comments?

I definitely recommend this audio!

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