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  • Second Hand Curses

  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello, Marc Vietor, Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,085
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,900
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,900

When your fairy godmother threatens to enslave you with a curse - when a malevolent piper solves your rat problem but steals your children - when you seek revenge on the prince who turned you into a frog - who can you turn to in your hour of need? The band of scoundrels known far and wide as the Bastard Champions - the swashbuckling trio who travel a world of legend, seeking adventure and righting wrongs - as long as there's enough gold to be earned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Carla on 11-22-17

amazing narration! fun story

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

Reviewed: 02-02-19

I really enjoyed this lighthearted and witty tale although I wish it was an original premise with the same narrators. After watching many seasons of "once upon a time" I wasn't completely swept away with the story since I have already traveled the fairy tale spin off genre but it was a lot of fun. I would love to hear a full blown epic or contemporary fantasy with this dynamic cast. They were delightful!

  • Demon Moon

  • Prof Croft, Book 1
  • By: Brad Magnarella
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 731
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 686

Show me an amateur conjurer, and I'll stop him before he gets himself killed. That's the idea, anyway. But New York City isn't what it used to be, and I don't mean the recent crash. Amateur casters are calling up creatures they shouldn't be able to. And there's been a murder at the city's most hallowed cathedral, a message in blood on the victim's back the NYPD wants me to interpret, like yesterday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Never a dull moment.

  • By Troublemer(tammy hovey) on 12-09-16

So predictable, benign hero, lame villians

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

I hate books where the main character could clear everything up with a simple explanation but because he/she doesn't communicate the facts, a dozen or two dilemmas develop until at the last minute everything comes together and each and every accusation, crime, misidentification, quarrel and evil plot is resolved. That is the WORST and essentially what happens in this book. Im hoping it was because this is the first book in the series and perhaps the hero comes into his power in book 2 His relationship with "the order" was not addressed at the conclusion of book 1 so it's possible that moving forward he will be more than a bumbling harry potter wannabe and his challenges will exceed weirdo vampires and the Chinese Mafia. I just don't have the pacience for witches that have to chant or say abbracadabra to make magic. Thats lame. especially after reading the demon accords.

  • Moon Crossed

  • Sky Brooks World: Ethan, Book 1
  • By: Emerson Knight, McKenzie Hunter
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Pack life is dangerous on an ordinary day. But now the vampires have broken a tentative truce, and a young lone wolf is at the heart of a secret scheme to shift the balance of supernatural power forever. Ethan - Beta of the most powerful pack in the country, the Midwest Pack - must keep those he cares for safe. Skylar barely understands what she is, and her introduction to the supernatural world is terrifying. In her eyes, werewolves are no different than the vampires who killed her mother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ethan's POV was great!

  • By Lori E. on 12-10-17

Terrible characters, dumb story, no continuity.

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

i want my 8 hours back please. What a stupid book. The wares are 2 dimensional, the vamps are lame and magic is a big ol mess. There isn't an admirable character in the entire novel with the H and h being the worst of all. He's a meathead, whiney grump and she's all over the place and lacks even a skeleton of substance. I have no idea what was so special about her nor why any of them made the decisions they made. Rrrrrrrr. what a waste of time.

  • The Demon Accords Compendium, Volume 2

  • Stories from the Demon Accords Universe
  • By: John Conroe
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 480
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 451
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 449

Volume two. Four more stories: the mind of a mind reader, babysitting the supernatural, packing up, and what's it like to be a queen. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wonderful

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-15-18

good but too short.

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

This collection includes several interesting short stories but I wish there had been more. One story is about Declan's face off with the NY pack after he interrogated a member about why so many wares were challenging Stacia. In the Summer book, Declan had discovered a witchy plot to eliminate Stacia by making her pack turn against her. The NY alpha was angry that Declan had gotten involved in pack business and in this short story, they call a meeting to hash it out with Declan.
Another tale is about Chris's god daughter babysitting for the twins while he and Tanya go to an event. It was kind of dumb.
The last story is the best and is from Tanya's POV. Its about the demidova team heading to FL to check out a portal to faerie in connection with an increase in Demonic possessions. Its far too brief and I didn't care for Tanya's constant questioning about Omega:s power and Declan's mental state. She isn't much older than him and is a friggin princess of all the darken in the world plus runs a major worldwide organization with emmense wealth, power and pull besides being a unstoppable supernatural force herself and married to the God Hammer. Oh, and btw, she is a vampire, a preditor by nature, dependant on human blood to survive, but we aren't questioning her motives. its annoying.

  • The Demon Accords Compendium, Volume 1

  • Stories from the Demon Accords Universe
  • By: John Conroe
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 462
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461

Four stories from the Demon Accords universe starring some favorite characters and introducing a new one. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short, but fun

  • By CReaper210 on 10-10-18

Nice add-ons but wish they were longer!

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

In this mini-anthology of Demon Accord shorts u get a snippet of Lydia's POV when Tanya first met Chris, Gramps POV of Chris when he began using his demon killer powers as a boy, Declan's 21st bday party at a bar focusing on Arcadie and his sinister sense of humor, and a glimpse of at least 1 new character (possibly 3) when he has a lycan encounter and meets some of the kids from Arcadia on a camping trip.

I wanted more of the Lydia POV for the new perspective of Chris and Tanya, the insight into Tanya's vulnerability and a look at Lydia beyond the ever increasing snarky be-ooch she has devolved into as the books progress.

I would also enjoy more on Gramps and Chris but probably not a whole book. The bar bday party didn't need to be more than it was although I enjoyed seeing more of Archadie's personally and am praying that the new character (s) and the group they run into don't get their own lengthy storyline. Personally, I found the Mac and Jenna story a couple books back boring. I would have rather read about it with more of Declan's perspective intertwined as he became more and more angry because his friends were missing.

  • Summer Reign

  • By: John Conroe
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,573
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,481
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,479

Faced with writing college papers, prepping for tests, and teaching testy witches, Declan O'Carroll has enough on his plate. Not to mention the magical withdrawal of leaving his very own magical kingdom behind on Fairie. But when he and his friends are attacked from creatures out of folklore and fable, it seems the Queens of Summer and Winter aren't done with him yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Nando on 05-14-18

I loved this one. Declan is growing up

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

Declan can be a little annoying at times with his sarcasm but he is my favorite witch none the less and after a certain scene in this book when an FBI agent seems to be a threat to his lycan girlfriend and things quicky unravel, he became my favorite supernatural. (slight spoiler to follow)...

I'm officially team Declan and am going to have a hard time getting over a certain conflict that was not his fault! You will have to tell me why he had to apologize? I mean because endearing him to us even more and showing how little those around him really understand him. Seems only his peers at arcadia understand what makes generation Z supernaturals tick. This book covers a lot of ground...literally, and sets us up for more than a half a dozen plot twists that will come to head in the next book which is going to be a wild ride for sure. his mother's death, faerie, new demon threats, witch circle betrayal, demidova corp working relationship, arcadia, omega, the FBI and Declan's growing power in the eyes of the world. Thank God for Stacia!

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  • Snake Eyes

  • By: John Conroe
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,164
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,029
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,029

What happens in Vegas...could kill most of the human race. When all trails lead Chris, Tanya, and their entire team to the desert gambling mecca, the stakes become the highest possible. Facing a hybrid demon werewolf, his death witch mother, undead strippers, and pregnancy cravings, Chris must rely on his team like never before if he's to have any chance at saving the race of man, not to mention a spot in preschool for his unborn kids.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Entertaining

  • By James on 11-21-18

great story with lots of imagination

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

loved the multiple plots but the Omega is about a foot longer than my suspension of disbelief. love the magic, characters and every evolving relationships. new president is a breath of fresh air. worried about next installment and new dimension as there does not seem to be a friendly group among the factions.

  • Executable

  • The Demon Accords, Book 6
  • By: John Conroe
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,324
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,177

For 17 years Declan O'Carroll has lived quietly in the upstate Vermont town of Castlebury, waiting impatiently for a chance to get out and meet the great wide world. When an odd new girl appears in town, Declan finds out that the world might be coming to meet him. But the big question remains...who is in more danger? Declan or the world?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 1 in a million

  • By Chris on 01-08-16

great New sub plot

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

Reviewed: 12-24-18

Love the new storyline that runs parallel to Chris and Tanya. what a great idea to expand on the organizations working against supernaturals and bring in other teams for good.

  • Black Frost

  • By: John Conroe
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,094
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,030
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027

What would you do to protect a loved one? Would you kill? Widower Ian Moore will do almost anything to protect his daughter from a threat that comes straight out of our darkest fairytales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW--This was such a good book 5/5

  • By LOYL-00 on 09-21-17

Meh... 2 dimensional characters. dumb plot

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

the reviews said this was an awesome '.5' book but I was really disappointed. there was waaaay to much information about the types of guns they had in hand and the kind of ammo they used. the fight scenes were boring and there were too many of them. i think this book was written for teenage boys.

  • Fool Moon

  • The Dresden Files, Book 2
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,716
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,679
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,628

Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is Chicago's only openly practicing wizard. He is also dead broke. His vast knowledge and magical skills are unfortunately matched by his talent for making powerful enemies and alienating friends. With little more than his integrity left, he accepts an offer of work from Lt. Karin Murphy of Chicago's Special Investigations Unit. He wants to redeem himself in Murphy's eyes and make enough money to quiet his rumbling stomach.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best books I've read in a long time!

  • By David Ziegler on 05-06-10

good story

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

Harry gets on my nerves but this was an entertaining story. I just wish there was dialogue but that is a personal preference