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  • Night Shift

  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,327
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,126

At Midnight's local pawnshop, weapons are flying off the shelves - only to be used in sudden and dramatic suicides right at the main crossroads in town. Who better to figure out why blood is being spilled than the vampire Lemuel, who, while translating mysterious texts, discovers what makes Midnight the town it is?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Midnight Texas series

  • By Mallory on 07-12-16

I love Charlaine Harris

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

Reviewed: 01-14-17

Wonderful characters. All three books are a must read. I love them all. Moving on to more.

  • The Dead Detective

  • By: J.R. Rain, Rod Kierkegaard Jr.
  • Narrated by: Ilyana Kadushin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

Medical-school-dropout police detective Richelle Dadd is...well, dead. But that won't stop her from trying to hold on to her house in a divorce battle with a bitter husband. Or keep her from digging into her own murder, to discover who put the bullet into her heart. Or from coming to terms with her Gypsy heritage. And it certainly won't stand in the way of finding out the reason she's been reanimated as a zombie assassin, no longer in control of her life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Zombie romance?? Not for me, thanks.

  • By paula on 11-16-16

Great!!

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

Reviewed: 12-17-16

Keep them coming. I enjoy all of Rain's books. My favorite writer and I am his number 1# fan!!!!

  • Clean Slate

  • Jim Knighthorse, Book 4
  • By: J.R. Rain
  • Narrated by: Jason Starr
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Private investigator Jim Knighthorse returns in book 4 of the series when he's hired to find out if Freddie Calgary, a popular movie and TV star, really overdosed and died two years ago, or if he is still alive. The investigation turns into a big road trip as Jim follows the clues to L.A., Sedona, and San Antonio. There is plenty of action and danger as the dark side of Hollywood spills its blood, secrets and scandal over three cities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Knighthorse yet

  • By Me & My Girls on 05-24-14

Great Rain ,,,keep them coming.

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

Reviewed: 12-16-16

I love Jim. and of course Jack. Great story and characters. I am a big fan of J.R Rain. Maybe his number 1# .


  • I'm Dreaming of an Undead Christmas

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,812
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,359
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,357

It's Christmas in Half-Moon Hollow and newly turned vampire Iris Scanlon-Calix wants to make Gigi's first visit home from college as normal and special as possible. It's taken months for Iris to work up the nerve to spend time around her baby sister after her vampire transition, so she enlists help from Jane Jameson and Company to keep her blood-thirst under control and assure Gigi's safety. Gigi, on the other hand, has problems of her own, including the demise of her relationship with high school sweetheart, Ben, and a looming job interview with Ophelia Lambert, the scariest potential employer in the Hollow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Clever Christmas Cheer!

  • By AudioAddict on 12-07-13

Feel good book. Loved it. Didn't want it to end.

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

Reviewed: 12-12-16

Really loved it. Funny and witty. Just didn't want it to end plus the yummy ending.

  • Silent Echo

  • By: J. R. Rain
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 49

Not much could drag Jim Booker out of a peaceful, if lonely, retirement and back to late nights, crime scenes, and chases. Jim Booker is done with detective work and would just like to enjoy a cup of coffee on a sunny day. But when an old friend shows up with a case about an old flame, Booker can’t say no.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listening while sweeping the patio.

  • By John Coppolella on 04-22-18

I love J.R RAINS. books.

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

Reviewed: 12-07-16

I can't get enough of his books. I like the happy ones better than the sad but that is life. He has a wonderful sense of humor. My favorites are Samantha and Jim knighthorse. thank you for the hours of great entertainment. Keep up the excellent work.

  • Unbroken

  • A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
  • By: Laura Hillenbrand
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,986
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30,919
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 30,990

Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indescribable

  • By Janice on 12-01-10

Man's Inner Strength Against Unbridled Brutality

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

Reviewed: 03-04-13

Would you listen to Unbroken again? Why?

Yes. It is a very inspirational story about a man who overcame much tragedy and brutality as a castaway and then as a POW. He did not come through it unscathed, but battled on in his own way.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Louis as the main charater in the story left the strongest impression. His humble beginnings and the trouble he got into as a child and then finding a purpose in trying to become the first man to run a 4-minute mile. He may have been the first were it not for the war and the hardships he endured. Then at the end when he turned his life around from the out-of-control spiral that it had become and resolved to forgive his captors and his jailors. His devotion to giving the inner-city youth an opportunity to see life beyond the concrete is also ver commendable.

Which scene was your favorite?

When he was trying to leave Billy Graham's tent revival and could not because of the call of God.

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

There were many distressing scenes when you think about what Louis lost when his plane when down and the deteriation of his body through the long period in the life raft and throughout his capture and imprisionment at the hands of the Japanese. Having spent some time in Japan, I find it difficult to imagine how many people where in a like mind as these people were during the war and it is heartbreaking what he and the other prisioners when through. I had an uncle that was a POW in Japan who went blind as a result of working in the sun with no hat or eyeshade of any kind. The were several times when my emotions took over while listening to this book.

  • Shadow of Night

  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 24 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,841
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,837

Now, picking up from A Discovery of Witches' cliff-hanger ending, Shadow of Night plunges Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew's old friends, the mysterious School of Night that includes Christopher Marlowe and Walter Raleigh. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens. Deborah Harkness has crafted a gripping journey through a world of alchemy, time travel, and magical discoveries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended, however....

  • By J. Lunsford on 07-15-12

Very good read, the second book of a trilogy.

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

Reviewed: 09-17-12

Would you listen to Shadow of Night again? Why?

Yes, but will wait for the 3rd book and listen to "A Discovery of Witches", Shadow of Night and the 3rd book in sequence to get the whole story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Diana, because of all of the things she kept discovering about herself through both of the books.

What about Jennifer Ikeda’s performance did you like?

She is a very good reader that changes her tone and inflections to suit the character.

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

It was too long to do so, but it I could have it would have been good.