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  • Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs

  • Half-Moon Hollow, Book 1
  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,647
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,659

Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children's librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed $25 in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that's sure to become Half Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she's mistaken for a deer, shot, and left for dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refreshing take on the Paranormal Genre

  • By Captain Skurvy on 02-21-10

Potential

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

Reviewed: 07-04-16

The narrator does a decent job with the women. The voice never changes but the accent does at least. The men all sound the exact same and not very manly though. The plot premise is interesting. There are some funny pieces of dialogue. I dislike the rambling of the story at points and lots of random info that is unnecessary to the movement of the story. I'm growing increasingly frustrated with the amount of books recently that rely on the stupidity of the female lead to move the story forward. I really can't stand stupid characters.

  • Midsummer Moon

  • By: Laura Kinsale
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 817
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 765
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 765

When a powerful, decisive aristocrat undertakes to protect an absent-minded young inventress from England's enemies, he finds his orderly world turned into chaos. Merlin Lambourne's stubborn dream of flight puts her at risk, not to mention driving Ransom crazy. In spite of himself, he's oddly enchanted by this muddled miss and her eccentric ways... but can he overcome his own fears and realize her invention may be the answer to saving both their lives?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of Kinsale's Best!

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-11-16

Foolishness

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

Reviewed: 07-03-16

Excellent narrator with impressive expressions. The story is well written with an interesting plot premise but I had to stop listening halfway through chapter 14. I just couldn't take the absolute brainlessness of the female lead any longer. As long as you don't mind brainless leads you should enjoy this story. I would have enjoyed it if not for her. I sort of wanted the French to assassinate her.

  • A Discovery of Witches

  • A Novel
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,611
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,651

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A feast for the mind and imagination

  • By Barbara on 02-21-11

Good night reading

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

Reviewed: 07-02-16

I had to return this partway through the 2nd chapter. It was putting me to sleep - literally, I'm not being cheeky. I was so bored with the incredibly long and overly explained everything that I no longer cared about the mythical things that may happen. I didn't know vampires and witches could be described so uninterestingly. The story itself it's probably a good one but I can't get past the dry telling of it.

  • Dead Until Dark

  • Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #1
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,484
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,509

Vampires have officially "come out of the coffin", and Miss Sookie can't wait for one to come her way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • That Vampire Said ....

  • By Pamela on 07-24-08

She gets smarter...

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

Reviewed: 07-02-16

The narrator did a good job with the accents I thought. Her men all sounded pretty much the same but at least they sounded believably like men. It was a decent narration. I liked the story idea but I really hated Sookie in this book which came as a shock to me. I've read several of the later Sookie novels but not this one. She was just TOO naive and brain dead in this one. So, on the whole, I was too frustrated to enjoy the story. I do recommend books 4 onward in this series. Not a fan of this one and haven't read 2 or 3.

  • London's Perfect Scoundrel

  • Lessons in Love, Book 2
  • By: Suzanne Enoch
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 193

The ton gossips call him "Saint" - but the Marquis of St. Aubyn has well earned his reputation as London's perfect scoundrel. Evelyn Ruddick knows she should avoid him at all costs - but the strikingly beautiful lady wants to aid the children of the Heart of Hope Orphanage, and he heads the board of trustees. Evie is determined to teach the charming, arrogant man a lesson in compassion, but it won't be so easy - especially since his touch is setting her desire aflame, making Evie yearn to submit to his passionate instruction....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My best top 5 of all times

  • By Cam on 06-18-16

Returned

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

Reviewed: 06-25-16

To be fair to the story I will tell you that although I found the beginning to be slightly dull it was not so dull as to deserve to be returned outright. It may have progressed to that point later but I was unable to get past listening to the first couple chapters. So I rated the story a 3. I absolutely could not stand the narrator and that is why I returned before finishing. She did well enough with the females but the men were atrocious. As a romance novel part of the draw is falling a little in love with the main characters yourself. There was absolutely no way for me to do that as all the men sounded like women. The male leads voice was like nails on chalkboard. He made Bonnie Charlie from the show version of Outlander seem butch. Just the most sissy sounding pretentious jerk with a prostrate problem involving a stick. Maybe I will look for a paper version at a library and give it another chance. Definitely a big no on the audiobook.

  • The Witching Hour

  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 50 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,216

Demonstrating once again her gift for spellbinding storytelling, Anne Rice makes real for us a great dynasty of four centuries of witches - a family given to poetry and incest, murder and philosophy, a family that over the ages is itself haunted by a powerful, dangerous, and seductive being called Lasher who haunts the Mayfair women....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THANK YOU AUDIBLE!

  • By Wendy on 10-22-15

Best Narrator

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

Reviewed: 03-01-16

Amazing narration! Honestly, the best I've yet to hear. I absolutely loved the voices she was able to do. The story was fabulous of course. Does anyone expect any less from Anne Rice?

  • The Dark Fae

  • The World of Fae, Book 1
  • By: Terry Spear
  • Narrated by: Jeanne Whitehouse
  • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

Alicia has planned a vacation at South Padre Island with her girlfriend Cassie in forever. But just as they're enjoying a day on the beach, here comes a dark fae to spoil their holiday, except only she can see what he truly is. Alicia has no idea how upside down her world can turn with a chance meeting with one of the dark fae from the royal house of the Denkar. Alicia's always known she's different - that she can recognize the mischievous fae when they show up to "play" with the humans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible narrator!

  • By ang on 07-27-18

First

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

Reviewed: 02-12-16

This is my first audio book and I was really skeptical of the whole idea but I loved it! Great story and I was wrapped in the story completely!