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  • Spinning Silver

  • By: Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by: Lisa Flanagan
  • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,280

Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father's inability to collect his debts has left his family on the edge of poverty - until Miryem takes matters into her own hands. Hardening her heart, the young woman sets out to claim what is owed and soon gains a reputation for being able to turn silver into gold. When an ill-advised boast draws the attention of the king of the Staryk - grim fey creatures who seem more ice than flesh - Miryem's fate, and that of two kingdoms, will be forever altered. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dark and Magical

  • By Tatiana on 07-12-18

WOW.....Just WOW

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

There was nothing about this book that I did not love. The minute I began listening, Lisa Flanagan's voice mesmerized me, and I could not stop listening (except to sleep). Her narration was award winning.
I have since downloaded 2 more books by Naomi Novik.
I will re-listen to Spinning Silver again and again, and am looking forward to the next Naomi Novik book with anticipation and excitement ....
This book is in my top 10 all time favorites of all books I have enjoyed on Audible

  • Kitty and The Midnight Hour

  • Kitty Norville, Book 1
  • By: Carrie Vaughn
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,653
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,933
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,933

Kitty Norville is a midnight-shift DJ for a Denver radio station---and a werewolf in the closet. Sick of lame song requests, she accidentally starts "The Midnight Hour," a late-night advice show for the supernaturally disadvantaged. After desperate vampires, werewolves, and witches across the country begin calling in to share their woes, her new show is a raging success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasant Surprise!

  • By Austin gal on 08-08-09

Wanted to like this

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

tried several times to listen, just could not get past the narrator and the whiny "Kitty". The annoying drawl and dragging out of certain words was just too much

  • Marked in Flesh

  • A Novel of the Others, Book 4
  • By: Anne Bishop
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Harris
  • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,988
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,978

Since the Others allied themselves with the cassandra sangue, the fragile yet powerful human blood prophets who were being exploited by their own kind, the delicate dynamic between humans and Others changed. Some, like Simon Wolfgard, wolf shifter and leader of the Lakeside Courtyard, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn see the new, closer companionship as beneficial - both personally and practically.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my top favorite series of all time

  • By Danielle A on 06-07-16

Elders

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

I'm still enjoying this series. This book introduced a lot of new people, so I will have to re-listen to this to try and piece
together who everyone was.
I love Joe and Jackson, and Hope.

Cried once in this book, and many chuckles, especially with Simon's thoughts.
downloaded last two books.

Big fan of Capt Burke. Wise, compassionate with a bit of smart-ass. Perfect combination.

Vlad is also a favorite, and Tolia, and grandfather Erebus. First book that I’d have to say, I love the vampires. Most vampire books make vampires slimy, but not Anne Bishop.

I do not have any issue with Alexandra Harris as the narrator. Got used to her almost immediately, so don't agree with the negative reviews.

  • Written in Red

  • A Novel of the Others
  • By: Anne Bishop
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Harris
  • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,959
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,964

As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut - a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg's Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard - a business district operated by the Others. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW!!!!! JUST WOW!

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-16-13

Finally! Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

Didn't know what to expect, but WOW. Totally enjoyed this story. Love all the main characters! Down`loaded book 2 half way thru this listen.
Love the wolves, ponies, Henry, and Vlad and family. Love them all
Anne Bishop writes a great story.
Will try Ephemera also.
** After re-listening to all Simon/Meg stories (which I love), this book is still my favorite.
I love Meg and Sam, and Meg, Sam and Simon and love Vlad, wish there was a book for Vlad and Nicks.

  • Embers

  • Dark in You Series, Book 4
  • By: Suzanne Wright
  • Narrated by: Cat Doucette
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

With the birth of their son Asher, Harper and Knox are both more powerful and more vulnerable than they've ever been before. Asher's charm has seduced even the devil himself, but Harper knows that the real villain is still out there and as desperate as ever to see the Primes fall. They're laying low, and there's no way to tell which one of their circle is really a deadly foe. When the final horseman makes their move, Harper and Knox will have to use all the considerable power at their disposal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love Dark in you series

  • By Chelly on 08-08-18

Not Bad

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

Reviewed: 08-09-18

Have to admit that I was a bit disappointed in the "Horseman" conclusion.
Wish there was less repeating of explanations outlined in all previous books. Seems like filler to me.
Asher story was most enjoyable.

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  • A Never Event

  • By: Evelyn V. McKnight, Travis T. Bennington
  • Narrated by: Ralph Morocco
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

In the small, farming community of Fremont, Nebraska, townspeople eagerly welcomed an acclaimed doctor as the first full-time oncologist at the new, local cancer treatment center. But the fanfare soon turned into a nightmare. During chemotherapy treatments, 857 patients who were already waging the fights of their lives against cancer were inexplicably exposed to the deadly, blood-borne hepatitis C virus. At least ninety-nine of them contracted the lethal illness. The

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very Informative

  • By Sandra R. Marcil on 08-06-18

Very Informative

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I remember when this happened, but didn't realize how absolutely malignant this doctor was. The lives he ruined are unforgivable.
The ability of other doctors, administrative personnel, and professionals to turn a blind eye is sickening. Not wanting to get involved prolonged this tragedy.
Lawyers get a bad name often, but if EVER there was a time for good lawyers to get involved to help these people, this was the case. Well done!
This book is well written, and narrator is good, but I did increase ipod to 1.5 speed.
I believe this book will stick in my mind for a very long time.

  • Hour of the Lion

  • The Wild Hunt Legacy Series, Book 1
  • By: Cherise Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine, Erin DeWard
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

First a Marine, then a black ops agent, Victoria Morgan knows the military is where she belongs...until a sniper's bullet changes her life. Trying to prove she's not washed up, she rescues a young man from kidnappers. When the dying boy transforms into a cougar - and bites her - she learns of an entire hidden society. He begs her to inform his grandfather of his death and to keep the secret of the shifters' existence. She can't refuse, but what if the creatures pose a danger to the country she swore to protect?   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining Series, Excellent Narration

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-04-18

Loved the duel narration

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

Story was okay, up to the point of the VERY lengthy sex scenes. For me, it took away from he story.
The Calum character was too weird for me, Alec was okay, and Joe, The boys grandfather was great.
Won’t be downloading any other books from this author. I like shifter books, but this one was gross for me.

The narration was one of the best duel narrations I’ve heard. Never understood why male narrators didn’t do all the male voices and female narrator doing all female voices. A+

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bloodmagic

  • Blood Destiny, Book 2
  • By: Helen Harper
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,186

After escaping the claws of Corrigan, the Lord Alpha of the Brethren, Mack is trying to lead a quiet lonely life in Inverness in rural Scotland, away from anyone who might happen to be a shapeshifter. However, when she lands a job at an old bookstore owned by a mysterious elderly woman who not only has a familiar passion for herbal lore but also seems to know more than she should, Mack ends up caught in a maelstrom between the Ministry of Mages, the Fae and the Brethren.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It had so much potential.

  • By Jonathan on 09-05-14

Just okay

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

starting to get irritating, dragging out the Corrigan attraction, and sick of “being human” could get the pack killed.

  • Bloodfire

  • Blood Destiny, Book 1
  • By: Helen Harper
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,840
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,688
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,690

Mack might be, to all intents and purposes, a normal looking human, but she lives with a pack of shapeshifters in Cornwall in rural England after being dumped there by her mother when she was just a young child. She desperately wants to be accepted by her surrogate family, not least because a lot of them hate her for merely being human, but for some reason her blood just won't allow the transformation to occur.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally a real heroine

  • By Steven on 07-31-14

Good start

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

Kind of fun book, but Mack is the typical strong woman/stupid woman that gets tiresome.
Like Corrigan, didn’t like Anton at all. Loved Alex, the Mage. He was awesome.

Did download the next book.

Narration was pretty good. Men’s voices just okay.

  • Sharkman

  • By: Steve Alten
  • Narrated by: Andrew Eiden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 812
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 761
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 756

Kwan Wilson was a high school basketball star living in San Diego when a tragic accident changed his life in ways no one could predict. He only looked at his phone for a few seconds, but that was all the time it took to crash his car into a telephone pole, killing his mother and paralyzing him from the waist down. After the accident, his father, Admiral Douglas Wilson, sent him off to live with his maternal grandmother in South Florida.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • There are a lot of fantastic books in the world,

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-26-18

Pretty Interesting

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

Two thirds of the book were interesting, last third seemed rushed. Like author was tired of the book, so brought it to an end quickly. Would not have purchased had I paid attention to the main character being in high school. And I hate bullies, too much of that high school crap for me. Added nothing to the story

Did finish the book.
Thought narration was good.

First time listening to Steve Allen, unsure if I’ll try another.