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  • Blood Moon Rising

  • Beatrix Rose, Book 2
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180

Beatrix has returned from Somalia with a fresh target in her sights. Bryan Duffy is in Iraq, surrounded by mercenaries, with no easy way to get to him and no easy way to get out. Will Duffy prove to be a challenge too far?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved Blood Moon Rising

  • By Lina on 01-14-15

Another great read from the Beatrix Rose series..

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18



So, Beatrix is getting sicker and sicker. If she doesn’t quit now I’m just not going to believe it. She killed another off her kill list and I think she’s about to get #5 as she heads home at the end of this book. That will only leave #6, Control, and I don’t think she’ll be able to get him so that’ll be up to Isabella, when she gets older. But not much older because she’s only 15 when HER series begins and she can kick some butt as well as her mother. Beatrix was a very good teacher.

So, I’ve already bought the last book in this series so I’d better get to it.

No romance and the F-bomb was used 11 times.

As to the narration: Mark Deakins does a fine job on the voices. Yeah, his women’s voices could use some work BUT as I always say, “better a female with a deeper voice than a man with the voice of a girl.” A perfect example is the Beatrix Rose’s The Hong Kong Stories narrated by Jane Slavin. There are men talking in the audible sample and they sound just like women. So, I won’t be getting that 3 book set. Too bad about that.

  • In Cold Blood

  • Beatrix Rose, Book 1
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 397
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 356

They gunned down her husband and kidnapped her daughter, and now the debt needs to be repaid. It's a blood feud she didn't start but is going to finish. Beatrix has already crossed one name off her Kill List. Her second target is a mercenary being held hostage by Somali terrorists. Can she infiltrate the most dangerous failed state on the planet and scrub him off the List, too?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Visually impaired- listen to this excellent story

  • By Garibaldi on 08-02-14

Great first book in the series..

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18




OK, so I don’t know how I feel about the heroine, Beatrix, in the midst of dying of cancer and popping morphine pills like they’re M&M’s for the pain. Yet, still able to take on and kill 8 bad guys by herself. Her revenge was a little extreme. BUT I was glad when she killed the first bad guy in this book. He was a real creep.

Overall, it was a good story, and I will be reading the next one as, I’m sure, she gets closer and closer to death while trying to get revenge on the people who killed her husband and took her daughter from her, for 8 years.

I did read/listen to the 4 Isabella Rose books and loved them but I think I should have read these books first; for more background on Isabella and her mother, Beatrix. I don’t think I really missed anything but in the Isabella Rose series, that I read first, Beatrix was already dead. It felt a little odd, that’s all.

No romance and the F-bomb was used 9 times.

As to the narrator: Mark Deakins did a great job on the voices and his reading emotions.

  • Through the Fog

  • By: Michael C. Grumley
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 963
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 861
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 861

Two weeks after his 18th birthday, everything changes for Evan Nash. When he injures his head after being run down on his bicycle, he begins having strange, harrowing visions whenever he tries to sleep. He turns to psychiatrist Shannon Mayer for help. Mayer has troubles of her own: her daughter has been kidnapped, and she's desperate for answers. Though she's at first skeptical of Evan's accounts, it quickly becomes clear that his mysterious ailment may be the key to finding her child.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Remote Viewing

  • By R. Pontiflet on 10-18-16

Great novella and awesome narration..

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18



I thoroughly enjoyed this novella. I really liked Evan. Tania, Mary, Shannon and Dennis. They were all great characters. The story was awfully good too. About Evan who ran-up on a car on his bicycle and after a slight concussion he able to remote-view.

Shannon was his psychiatrist and her daughter was kidnapped 18 months before and she hoped Evan could help her, but things kind of went wrong and it scared Shannon and her sister Mary so much that they told Evan he couldn’t help anymore. He did!

I liked it because it had a kidnapping and it was a little bit sci-fi. If you’re interested in those two things I think you’ll like this.

It was a free read and free listen. A very clean read.

As to the narration: Amy McFadden did a wonderful job with the voices and the emotions when she read.

  • Dark Skye: Immortals After Dark, Book 15

  • By: Kresley Cole
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,844
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,724
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,721

As a boy, Thronos, prince of Skye Hall, loved Lanthe, a mischievous Sorceri girl who made him question everything about his Vrekener clan. But when the two got caught in the middle of their families’ war, tragedy struck, leaving Thronos and Lanthe bitter enemies. Though centuries have passed, nothing can cool his seething need for the beautiful enchantress who scarred his body - and left an even deeper impression on his soul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No one does it like Kresley Cole

  • By tina on 08-06-14

Decent read and a awesome narrator..

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18



I’m tellin’ ya’ I’d be hard pressed to tell you which character was the meanest or said the most hate-filled things to each other, Thronos or Lanthe, in the first 50% of the book. Holy crap, it just became too much. Then it went right into how much they began to desire each other, while they were on islands that were filled with warring demons, hungry dragons and some kind of sea monsters, and watching 2 demons having sex.

I’ve been reading murder mysteries so long now that I really can’t stand the sex in these books. BUT I finished it. Except for the pages and pages of sex it turned out to be a decent story. But Thronos and Lanthe went through too much dreck. It was just one thing after another. I know it makes more pages for the book but it also makes it boring. I skimmed a whole lot just to get past the thoughts and feelings and then the sex itself, though. Plus the book ended at 81% then it went into the first 13 chapters of The Master. I can see a couple of chapters but not 13. Nope!

Lots of sex and thoughts of sex, and the F-bomb was used 56 times.

As to the narration: Robert Petkoff is definitely the best of the best.

  • Blood Web: A Blood Curse Novel

  • Blood Curse Series, Book 10
  • By: Tessa Dawn
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 36

Santos Olaru is a seasoned vampire-warrior and an unforgiving mercenary who protects the descendants of Jadon against all enemies, preternatural or human. He is also a whiz with technology and computers - a virtual ghost in any machine - who uses his unique set of talents to make problems disappear. Until now, Natalia Giovanni has flown beneath his radar, even though she has been following him through cyberspace for years 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most thrilling book in the Blood Curse series

  • By Amy on 09-11-18

All around awesomeness!!

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18



Book 10 of the Blood Curse series and now I have to wait forever for number 11. Jeez, I love this series.

This one was about Santos and Natalia, and what a story it was. Natalia’s father was some kind of evilness. He had a Fortress where he kept women for sale, and he kept them for years and years. He even had some of the women get pregnant, have the child, then raise the kid in the Fortress so he could sell them too. Holy crap! Eventually, the Fortress was broken into by the Dark Ones and 30-something of the women were killed and 40-something were saved. That’s a lot of women and children held captive. The A-hole Luca made a ton of money for them.

His daughter Natalia was just as much a prisoner as the women and if Santos hadn’t saved her and “turned” her when he did she would have died at her “fiancé’s” hands. Wow, Oskar Vadovsky (a Dark One) was brutal.

It was nice “seeing” all the others again, his twin brothers Ramsey and Saxson, Nachari, Marquis, Kegan, etc. They’re always so exciting and brave and blood-thirsty.

There was one explicit sex scene and the F-bomb was used 15 times.

As for the narration: As always Eric G. Dove was awesome. His women’s voices are great but his men’s voices are spectacular. Each and every one with their own distinctly special voices.

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  • Hunger Moon

  • The Huntress/FBI Thrillers, Book 5
  • By: Alexandra Sokoloff
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 424

Special Agent Matthew Roarke has abandoned his rogue search for serial killer Cara Lindstrom. He's returned to the FBI to head a task force with one mission: to rid society of its worst predators. But as the skeletal symbols of Santa Muerte, "Lady Death," mysteriously appear at universities nationwide, threatening death to rapists, Roarke's team is pressured to investigate. When a frat boy goes missing in Santa Barbara, Roarke realizes a bloodbath is coming - desperate teenagers are about to mete out personal, cold-blooded justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read it with an open mind

  • By Bree Salyer on 01-23-18

Disappointed..

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18


The book itself lost 2 stars for all the stupid politics throughout the whole book!

My review..

I can see why this book got sooo many 1 and 2 star reviews. Readers are looking for a mystery NOT to have the authors political views beat over their heads throughout the entire story. You hate the president! Good for you! I DON'T CARE! Now get on with the story and stop bringing him and his policies that you don’t like, up. Jeesh! It was a good story but like so many others I got tired of the politics the author droned on and on about. A murder mystery is no place for that. That was disappointing.

This was a good story, however. Cara was her usual killer-self and I couldn’t wait for her to get to Ortiz and kill his butt. Holy crap, that man was pure evil. And when she was caught by those two “bounty hunters” you had no idea what might happen to her. You’ll have to read this exciting series to find out.

I think with all that was being said about Cara by men on the forum on the dark-web this was the most disgusting book in the series. But, she takes care of all that.

By the time I got to 90% I was so excited and bummed about the end. I wanted to see what was going to happened to Cara and Roarke but I hated that the series was ending, until who-knows-when.

No sex and the F-bomb was used 83 times.

As to the narration: R.C. Bray did a fantastic job, again.

  • Bitter Moon

  • The Huntress/FBI Thrillers, Book 4
  • By: Alexandra Sokoloff
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 802
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 737
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 733

FBI agent Matthew Roarke has been on leave, and in seclusion, since the capture of mass killer Cara Lindstrom - the victim turned avenger who preys on predators. Torn between devotion to the law and a powerful attraction to Cara and her lethal brand of justice, Roarke has retreated from both to search his soul. But Cara's escape from custody and a police detective's cryptic challenge soon draw him out of exile to probe an unsolved murder that could be the key to her long and deadly career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent addition to the Huntress Moon series...

  • By shelley on 11-02-16

Great read and great narration..

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18




I wasn’t all that thrilled with the last book in this series, Cold Moon, but this one was my favorite so far. I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about the chapters being first about Cara then the next one about Roarke through the entire book but it turned out great. The Cara chapters were about the 14 year old girl and when she started killing, who she killed and why. Roarke’s chapters were him finding out little by little about what Cara’s friends, Ivy and Laura, who both died, and what happened. And his hunt for two partners who were rapists, and had been for 16 years.

This was a really great addition to the series. I’m moving on to book 5, Hunger Moon, supposedly the final book but you never know.

No sex and the F-bomb was used 24 times.

As to the narrator: R.C. Bray’s gotten better with each book. I enjoyed his voices, both male and female, and his emotions when he read.

  • Cold Moon

  • The Huntress/FBI Thrillers, Book 3
  • By: Alexandra Sokoloff
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,090
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,085

The hunt for mass murderer Cara Lindstrom is over. FBI Special Agent Matthew Roarke has been working for this moment: the capture of a killer who savagely hunts the worst of humanity. But Roarke remains traumatized by his own near-death at the hands of the serial killer who slaughtered Cara's family...and haunted by the enigmatic woman who saved his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fast pace action pack thrilling read

  • By Cyn on 07-12-15

Not as good as the others, book nor narration..

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18


Alrighty then, I didn’t like this book nearly as much as the other 2. Roarke was just toooo obsessed with the serial killer Cara. He started lying to his partner Epps and even though Epps knew that most of the time Roarke was lying he didn’t call him on it. Which, IMO, he should have.

I did feel bad for 16 year old prostitute Jade but she killed too many men and then got away with it, just like Cara. And because he was so screwed up over his feelings for Cara Roarke has taken a leave of absence, but he went back to Pismo Beach where Cara laid low for a while with Mark Sebastian and his 5 year old son Jason. Like Roarke thought Cara might show up there again? His mind was just too involved with Cara that he couldn't work like he should have. For the first 50% of the book that's all it was about. It got boring after a while. Then it changed to other murders and it got better, but he was still obsessed and lying about it.

This just wasn’t as good as the first 2 books but I’m hoping book 4 will be better.

No sex and the F-bomb was used 55 times.

As to the narration: Even R.C. Bray wasn’t as good this time. There was soooo many times the book said someone whispered or spoke in hushed tones and Mr. Bray read in a rather loud voice. I can put up with a lot of bad reading but when it says WHISPER and the narrator doesn’t it throws me right out of the book. His female voices were better, though.

  • Blood Moon

  • By: Alexandra Sokoloff
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,448
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,315
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,308

Twenty-five years have passed since a savage killer terrorized California, massacring three ordinary families before disappearing without a trace. The only surviving victim of his rampage was a child…who is now wanted by the FBI for brutal crimes of her own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding I can't wait for the next book.

  • By Cyn on 04-18-15

Great read and good narration..

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18


Okay, I might have spoken a little too soon in the last book review when I said I didn’t know if I could read 5 books with Roarke, our hero, trying to capture our heroine/serial killer Cara. I just finished this one and can’t wait to start the third book.

This was not only about capturing Cara but also about capturing the Reaper, the killer that slaughtered Cara’s entire family 25 years ago but had started again and killed 2 more families. A total of 5 families and each family had a 13 year old boy in it.

This was a very good story so I’m off to start the next one, Cold Moon.

No sex and the F-bomb was used 21 times.

As to the narration: R.C. Bray sounded much better to me in this book than in the last one. Oh, his women’s voices need more help but they weren’t nearly as bad this time around. His men’s voices are great and every man has his own distinct voice.

  • Huntress Moon

  • By: Alexandra Sokoloff
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,914
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,748
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,739

FBI Special Agent Matthew Roarke is closing in on a bust of a major criminal organization in San Francisco when he witnesses an undercover member of his team killed right in front of him on a busy street, an accident Roarke can't believe is coincidental. His suspicions put him on the trail of a mysterious young woman who appears to have been present at each scene of a years-long string of accidents and murders, and who may well be that most rare of killers: a female serial.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent FBI Crime/Serial Killer Novel

  • By Patricia on 06-29-14

Great read and ok narration.. Possible SPOILERS..

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18



My daughter told me about this series months ago and said I should read it. I must admit I liked it a great deal. I loved Cara, our serial killer, and Roarke our hero, too. I liked Epps, Roarke’s partner, because he tried to help Roarke stay on the straight-and-narrow when it came to Cara. Which didn’t always work.

Cara was 5 years old when her entire family was murdered, and her throat was cut but she live through it. Now, 25 years later, you have no idea if Cara is just a cold-blooded killer or if the family murders affected her mind and made her a little crazy.

Roarke has been obsessed with Cara since he was 9 years old when the murders happened and that’s what led him to the FBI.

It really was a good story and I’m going to move on to the next one. However, I’m not sure I can read 5 books about him trying to capture her, that's a lot of cliffhangers or to be continued books.

No sex and the F-bomb was used 20 times.

As to the narration: R.C. Bray was alright. His reading is good but his female voices sure do need help, they were more than a little masculine.