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  • Love and Other Wild Things

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,813
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,708
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,697

Welcome to Mystic Bayou, a tiny town hidden in the swamp where shape-shifters, vampires, witches, and dragons live alongside humans. The town formed around the mysterious energy rift in the bayou, which helps keep the town’s magic in balance. But lately the rift has been widening and destabilizing - threatening to send the town’s magical population into chaos. Energy witch Danica Teel has been sent by the League to figure out what’s going on, with the help of bear-shifter Mayor Zed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Too damn short

  • By ESP on 09-06-18

Love it!

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

As always for a Molly Harper book, the story is well written, has excellent narration, and the characters are people I’d like to meet. I am looking forward to the next in the series!!! I love stories that make me laugh out loud. More, please!!

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  • xo, Zach

  • By: Kendall Ryan
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 785
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 731
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 727

The first time we met was at a party. Your ex arrived to show off the person he'd left you for last month, and you asked me to pretend to be your date. I was more than happy to help. You were attractive, smart and witty--and that kiss we shared? It left me wanting you for days. The second time we met was in my office on campus where we were both surprised to discover you were the new master’s degree student in poetry that I would be working with. You promised to be professional. I did no such thing. The late nights and intense study sessions spent alongside you majorly throw me off my game. I want you, and I fight with myself daily over this fact. I know I'm crass, that my sexual innuendos and dirty mouth annoy you, but I live for those two bright spots of color in your cheeks. If that's the only reaction I can get out of you, I'll gladly take it. You hate Mondays so every Monday I slip an anonymous poem into your bag and your smile gets me through the week. I think I'm falling for you, and I know it's wrong. I know that I'm only supposed to be the adviser to your program and nothing more, but here's the thing. I think you're falling for me too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • seriously?!? Buy this book!

  • By Brandie @AudiobookObsession on 01-24-18

Simply sweet

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

When something good finally happens to a girl, it’s a simply sweet story. And sex. There’s a bit of sex, too.

  • The Last Song

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: Pepper Binkley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 733
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 741

Seventeen year old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller's life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alientated from her parents, especially her father...until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Um... WOW!

  • By Brittina on 03-15-10

Seriously good cry

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

It’s about relationships, patience, forgiveness, and facing hard truths. I cried for most of the last 3 hours of the book. If I’d known it was this sad, I might not have bought this book. But it’s a very deep story in some ways, and there’s a lot to think about. Narration is very good, and the story is told well. I think I’ll be glad I listened to it, but later, after I’ve had time to process it. Some of this hit too close to home.

  • Meow If It's Murder

  • Nick and Nora Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: T. C. LoTempio
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Mitchell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 145

Writing for a local online magazine, Nora investigates the curious death of socialite Lola Grainger. Though it was deemed an accident, Nora suspects foul play. And it seems that her cat does too. Apparently, Nick used to belong to a P.I. who disappeared while investigating Lola Grainger's death. The coincidence is spooky, but not as spooky as the clues Nick spells out for her with Scrabble letters - clues that lead her down an increasingly dangerous path.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific Read, Lots of Fun!

  • By Marjorie Dawson on 07-21-15

Bill Shatner diction didn’t help this story

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

The story is OK. Nick the cat is very cool. The main character is a woman that takes chances she should not, especially as she won’t even carry a gun while investigating murder.
I could tolerate this somewhat irritating story, but the narrator speaks like a female William Shatner. “The cat. Jumped. On to the counter. And yowled. Loudly.”
The narrator’s voice is pleasant, and she is clear and easy to understand. Unfortunately, the pacing of her words is painful. I kept hoping it would get better but it didn’t.
I tried to finish it but the ending got so convoluted I just gave up. I’m returning this one.

  • Gifted Thief

  • Highland Magic Series, Book 1
  • By: Helen Harper
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,051
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 963
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 958

Since the moment I was ripped from my mother's womb, I've been an outcast among my own kind. The Sidhe might possess magical Gifts, unbelievable wealth, and unfathomable power, but I don't want a thing to do with them. I ran away from their lands in the Highlands of Scotland when I was 11 years old, and I've never looked back. I don't need a clan. I've got my own family of highly skilled thieves who mean more to me than any Sidhe ever could.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Read

  • By Lindsey on 07-19-16

First in a series

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

First, the narrator is very good. Her accent is more English than Scottish, and that’s fine by me. She’s very easy to listen to, and even though the different characters sound similar, there’s enough of a difference to keep them separate and interesting.
The plot is good, and the characters are interesting. I wish there had been more development of at least a few of them though, as I kept getting confused as to who was who. Lily definitely needed more explanation.
I enjoyed the book, but I’m not sure I’ll read the rest of the series. I feel like this is an abridged version of the real story. Too much of the story is just not there.

  • Tails, You Lose

  • Witch City Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Carol J. Perry
  • Narrated by: C. S. E. Cooney
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

After losing her job as a TV psychic, Lee Barrett volunteers at the Tabitha Trumbull Academy of the Arts. When the school handyman turns up dead, Lee's clairvoyance begins bubbling. The Tabby is housed in long-vacant Trumbull's Department Store. As Lee and her students work on a documentary charting the store's history, they unravel a century of family secrets, deathbed whispers, and a mysterious labyrinth of tunnels hidden right below the streets of Salem. Even the witches in town are spooked.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT STORY

  • By Linda Louise on 07-25-15

Very good mystery

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

Reviewed: 07-30-18

Narration is very good, plot is excellent, characters are interesting. And of course, the cat is very cool.
Audible has this marked as a romance. It is not a romance. Some of the characters go on dates, and occasionally kiss. Mostly they try to figure out who the ghost is and what she wants, without getting killed. A couple of people are murdered. Oh, and don’t forget the treasure map. However, it’s a very good read, it ends well, and I’m glad I listened to it.

  • Last Year

  • By: Robert Charles Wilson
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 520

In the near future of Robert Charles Wilson's Last Year, the technology exists to open doorways into the past - but not our past, not exactly. Each "past" is effectively an alternate world, identical to ours but only up to the date on which we access it. And a given "past" can be reached only once. After a passageway is open, it's the only road to that particular past; once closed, it can't be reopened.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • didn't think I would like it...

  • By Pree Bee on 05-05-18

Psychology

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

Reviewed: 07-29-18

The study of what makes a person the way he or she is. The way this book is officially described is a bit misleading. It’s much more than a guy figuring out how to stay with a woman he realizes he loves. Actually that’s not really an important part of the plot. It’s much more about what is important in a crisis, what family means, what friends truly are. What makes for a good, decent person, how to keep the demons in your head at bay. What happens when two similar cultures collide, badly. What it means to do the right thing, especially when it’s the hardest thing to do.
This story made me think. I’m glad, and I will continue to think about it, for a long time.

  • A Reckless Soul

  • Secrets of the Zodiac
  • By: Elizabeth Cole
  • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Sophie Bertrand is skilled in acting, espionage, and the subtle art of seduction. An independent spirit, she fought her way from rough streets to the top secret circle of spies known as the Zodiac. Her newest assignment is one of her most delicate yet: hunt down a traitor within Britain's own government. But there's a catch...this time she can't work alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating!

  • By KatJD on 02-10-16

Exciting, hard to put down

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

Reviewed: 07-22-18

I really enjoyed the characters, and the plot is well thought out. I’m unhappy to find that Audible doesn’t have any of the rest of the series available yet - I want to hear more!

Sophie is an adult, orphaned at age 12. Very street smart, very intelligent, very independent. All things not approved of for a young woman in the early 1800s. She gets paired up with man who can’t believe a woman can be anything more than delicate, which makes for a difficult time for them both.

I really enjoyed this one, and now need to go back to the first book to see what else I missed on the first listen. Several people have more than one face, making this an excellent mystery series. The romance is just added fun.

  • A Heartless Design

  • Secrets of the Zodiac, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Cole
  • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 130

"Heartless" Cordelia Bering refuses every marriage offer she receives. Yet men still try to win her, drawn by her sharp wit and intoxicating green eyes. But Cordelia knows a marriage could reveal her deepest secret and truly endanger her life. Besides, she hasn't met a man worth considering, until... Sebastien Thorne, a spy in the service of the Crown. One of the elite agents in the group known as the Zodiac, he comes to London determined to solve a mystery with roots on the Continent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marian Hussey keeps it Captivating

  • By XmasMom on 01-23-15

Good light weight romance and mystery

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

I like the characters, and the story is clearly the beginning of a series. The story ends well, while leaving room for more. Life during the reign of Napoleon has been portrayed very simply, and this is a view of mainly the wealthy part of British society only. It’s a pleasant distraction to listen to while trying to ignore a rough week. Looking forward to the next in the series, “Reckless Soul”.

  • Wrecked

  • By: JB Salsbury
  • Narrated by: Bunny Warren, Matthew Holland
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380

It's been months since Aden Colt left the army, and still the memories haunt him. When he moved into a tiny boat off the California coast, he thought he'd found the perfect place to escape life. Then Sawyer shows up and turns his simple life upside down. Beautiful and sophisticated, she seems out of place in this laid-back beach town. Something is pushing her to experience everything she can - including Aden. But as much as he wants her, starting a relationship with Sawyer puts them both at risk.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BEAUTIFUL

  • By BNP on 07-22-17

A good cry

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

This is a hard story, with pain and death. But there is hope and love as well. If you are dealing with PTSD or serious anxiety, it may be too much to listen to. This is about a man with major guilt and PTSD bonding with a woman with guilt and anxiety.
I could not put this book down. I listened and cried and stayed up too late, but I had to hear how they worked it out. As hard as it was to hear the anguish, I’m glad I did.