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  • Brilliant Starlight

  • Dark Planet Warriors Series, Book 8
  • By: Anna Carven
  • Narrated by: Jillian Macie, Todd McLaren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Abbey: We're back on Silence orbiting the Dark Planet while my husband handles unfinished business on Kythia. For some reason, he seems a little bit tense. According to Tarak, Kythian politics can be complicated. I just hope things don't get too complicated, because I don't want to be stuck here for too long. A warship isn't really the best place to raise a child. Brilliant Starlight follows Tarak and Abbey and their child on the warship Silence orbiting the Dark Planet while Tarak handles unfinished business on Kythia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great sci-fi romance!

  • By Jonella A. Moore on 05-25-18

Tarek & Abby.

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

A good story about Abby getting sick and Tarek doing anything for her to heal her. I enjoyed this story, but I think it is time to retire Tarek & Abby as main characters. I love them, but I want more Kordolians soldiers to find their mates. I see that there is a spin off series with Tarek’s mercenaries and I look forward to Audible getting them. Their daughter is cute, it will be good to see her grow up and get a mate, and what lucky guy would have to contend with her father, maybe someday. I enjoy the narrators.

  • Iron and Magic

  • Iron Covenant, Book 1
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,123

Hugh d'Ambray, Preceptor of the Iron Dogs, Warlord of the Builder of Towers, served only one man. Now his immortal, nearly omnipotent master has cast him aside. Hugh is a shadow of the warrior he was, but when he learns that the Iron Dogs, soldiers who would follow him anywhere, are being hunted down and murdered, he must make a choice: to fade away or to be the leader he was born to be. Hugh knows he must carve a new place for himself and his people, but they have no money, no shelter, and no food, and the necromancers are coming. Fast. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Is it just me or did he just give Andrea an accent?

  • By Cathline on 07-25-18

Good, but it is no Kate Daniels book.

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

This book was not as well liked as with Kate Daniels, Hidden Legacy or even the Sweep series. With that said I did still enjoyed it and will read more if Ilona Andrews writes more for this series, maybe it will grow on me. I’m glad Hugh is given a second chance I always like him even when he was doing evil things. Lots of new characters that were there almost for the numbers and I would like to get to know them better, but in this story, they weren’t quite as brought to life as I would have liked. Read Kate Daniels series first! The sex scene was not what I was hoping for either, too much violence to be sexy. I liked the narrator right from the start, although I’m not sure why Andrea had an Italian accent and some of the words were not pronounce the same as with the Kate Daniels series, so that was weird and why I only gave him 4 stars.

  • Magic Triumphs

  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,097
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,020
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,016

Kate has come a long way from her origins as a loner taking care of paranormal problems in post-Shift Atlanta. She's made friends and enemies. She's found love and started a family with Curran Lennart, the former Beast Lord. But her magic is too strong for the power players of the world to let her be. Kate and her father, Roland, currently have an uneasy truce, but when he starts testing her defenses again, she knows that sooner or later, a confrontation is inevitable. The Witch Oracle has begun seeing visions of blood, fire, and human bones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything we hoped for...

  • By IreneMBBT on 08-28-18

One of my favorite series of all time.

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

Another awesome book, Ilona Andrews is one of my favorite writers. And while I still have some mixed feelings about the end it still rocks. I wanted to relisten to the whole series again, but I was too impatient to listen to this one that I only managed the last book. This series will be relistened to in the future though. This seems like the end of the Kate stories, but I hope to see more books with either Hugh and Julie. I’m mad at myself for not reading Hugh’s book first. I didn’t realize it was out yet, but it will be next on my list to listen to. Narrator does an awesome job as usual.

  • Rise of a D-List Supervillain

  • By: Jim Bernheimer
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 636
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 629

One of the few heroes he respects has been captured, and now, Cal must rely on his wit, technical skills, and a healthy dose of The Big Lie, to pull off a daring rescue from inside a villain's base. Along the way, he and his team of New Renegades will have to worry about an imposter, human/animal Manglermal hybrids, a naked woman, an evil scientist, a terrifying plan, and the ever intrusive presence of Big Brother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • of two minds.

  • By Omki on 09-18-17

Another fun romp.

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

Yes, this story left you wanting more and a cliffhanger, but the battle that the story is about was completed. Not sure why so much complaining by other reviewers. But if you are a fan you will love the smart ass in his element and even out of it. I can’t wait for more. I ended up reading the series over again, since Jim Bernheimer doesn’t write as fast as I would like, and my poor memory needed a fresher. I would love to see this series as a movie or a TV series, I can just image Cal as a lizard hybrid. It tickles my bones thinking about it. Narrator does a great job, he is good at portraying Cal’s sarcasm and dry wit.

  • Stone Cold Fox

  • By: Evangeline Anderson
  • Narrated by: Angela Moore
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Reese Cooper has never felt a pull toward a woman like he does toward Jo, and his Fox is desperate to claim her as their mate. After offering her a place to stay, Reese finds it difficult to resist his beautiful new roommate. But when dark magic threatens their happiness, Reese will use all of his strength to protect the woman he loves...if he's not too late.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Heroine is a bore.

  • By Teresa on 09-06-18

Heroine is a bore.

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

While I like both Evangeline Anderson’s Alien Mate Index and Brides of the Kindreds stories this series is only just okay. I keep listening hoping for better, but I’m not a fan. I feel like all the females in this series is spineless and obtuse. The heroine was especially annoying in how much she denied being a shifter. It was hard to believe that she is totally cool with being a witch, but a shifter is too farfetched. I felt bad because she had such a bad experience, but I felt like the whole book was therapy for her and the book needed more action or spell casting or something. This one may be my last one from this series but not of Evangeline Anderson, even with the teaser at the end I’m just not sure I’m up to another one. Narrator was okay, her voice was a bit too much on the soft side and it didn’t help to enhance any excitement.

  • Mississippi Jack

  • Bloody Jack #5
  • By: L. A. Meyer
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,038
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 807
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 796

In Mississippi Jack, the fifth installment in the Bloody Jack series, the intrepid Jacky Faber, having once again eluded British authorities, heads west, hoping that no one will recognize her in the wilds of America. There she tricks the tall-tale hero Mike Fink out of his flatboat, equips it as a floating casino-showboat, and heads south to New Orleans, battling murderous bandits, British soldiers, and other scoundrels along the way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious in places

  • By J-9 on 12-31-12

Adventurous Fun.

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

Well this was not my favorite of the series, I still have hopes for the rest of the series because it has been awesome up until this point. In general, it was good to see the shenanigans of Jacky Faber, but they weren’t quite up to her usual par. I do love how Jacky make the best of friends, everywhere she goes. The last hour though, had me in stitches, so that made it worth it. I was starting to get annoyed with Jamie and I did not like the Clementine storyline at all. Jacky was no angel either, although while Jacky always has beau’s, she is up front about her having a fiancé. But between the Jacky and Jamie antics I wasn’t overly happy with them. I am going to still plunge ahead with the series, because up until this book I have enjoyed them immensely. As per other reviewer’s opinions they were correct in thinking the character Mike Fink was too much over the top and cringe worthy, luckily, he is not in the entire book. Not sure if this is because of the narrators spin on the character or that the character was just not good, but his part in the end made up for it all. Otherwise the narrator is good.

  • Fire in His Kiss

  • Fireblood Dragon, Book 2
  • By: Ruby Dixon
  • Narrated by: Noelle Bridges, Jeremy York
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312

Bloodlust and insanity rule my existence. As a fierce drakoni warrior, this strange new world I find myself in eats at my mind until there is nothing left. There is no light or clarity...until she arrives. I save her life, plucking her from the sky. From that point on, she is mine. But the human I have chosen for my mate - Sasha - is fragile and wounded. She does not trust me and fears my presence. I will not give up, though. I will do anything to give her my fires and bond us both in body and spirit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series, book 2!

  • By Jonella A. Moore on 09-19-17

Sasha & Dakh.

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

Another good addition to the story, but I had wished for a bit more action. I had a good chuckle over the prep for the perfect picnic, it was too funny, especially since you knew Dack was screwing it all up. There was a little hiccup in the recording at about hour 4:10 the audio repeats about 5 minutes of the story. Shasha was border line annoying though and her pity party was a bit much that she had towards the end of the book. Don’t read this if you are into serious post-apocalyptic details, because this one has holes. But if you in for a sexy romance, this one is it. Again, it this series has some pretty hot sex scene, and again I think some of them could have been edited out. I do look forward to the others in this series. I like the narrators.

  • Fire in His Blood

  • Fireblood Dragon Romance, Book 1
  • By: Ruby Dixon
  • Narrated by: Noelle Bridges, Jeremy York
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 597

Years ago, the skies ripped open and the world was destroyed in fire and ash. Dragons - once creatures of legend - are the enemy. Vicious and unpredictable, they rule the skies of the ruined cities, forcing humanity to huddle behind barricades for safety. Claudia's a survivor. She scrapes by as best as she can in a hard, dangerous world. When she runs afoul of the law, she's left as bait in dragon territory. She only has one chance to survive - to somehow tame a dragon and get it to obey her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Dragon

  • By Troublemer on 10-11-17

Claudia & Kael.

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

I figured I liked the Ice Planet Barbarian books, so I would give this a try and it is equally as good. This is the type of book you like to read that is completely different from the norm and it takes your mind off reality. I think the author likes to have a lot of miscommunication between the main characters, because in both series no one can speak each other’s language. Don’t read this if you are into serious post-apocalyptic details, because this one has holes. But if you in for a sexy romance, this one is it. The sex was hot, but I think they could have cut out the amount of it, there was a lot. Narrators are good, the male voice is better.

  • In the Belly of the Bloodhound

  • Bloody Jack #4
  • By: L. A. Meyer
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,186
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 936
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 919

Jacky Faber, having been called a pirate and had a price put on her head by the King of England, has no choice but to stay out of sight. Hoping for a safe hiding place, she returns to the Lawson Peabody School for Young Girls in Boston, but the calm doesn't last long. On a class field trip to Boston Harbor, the girls are abducted and forced into the hold of the Bloodhound, a ship bound for the slave markets on the Barbary Coast where they will be put up on the auction block and sold into Arab harems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it! Loved them all.

  • By Michele on 02-25-10

Exciting, Wild Ride.

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

This book was just a whirl wind of action and adventure. My attention was riveted, and I couldn’t wait to find out how Jacky Faber would save the day. It was great fun. So glad there are more books to the series, especially where as this book finishes the story, but the continual overall plot has just been peaked, leaving you excited for the next chapter in Jacky’s life. I love Hughie, I’m so glad that Jacky does not forget her friends and eventually they all come back to her, even her enemies have good roles to play. My credits have dwindled down, since I have to have the entire series. The narrator makes this book have the perfect amount of drama and pitch to each character, she is perfect for the part.

  • Fire In His Fury

  • Fireblood Dragon Romance series, Book 4
  • By: Ruby Dixon
  • Narrated by: Jeremy York, Noelle Bridges
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

Just like Rapunzel from the fairy tales, Amy lives a hidden life. She's kept locked away in a tower for her own safety, with her sister as protector. Amy knows it's for her own good. If a dragon catches her scent, she'll be carried away and forced to become a drakoni's mate. But Amy has a secret that she desperately wants to be stolen. She would love to be rescued from her life of idleness and the thought of a devoted drakoni male charging in and saving her from her boredom sounds perfect to her. Of course, she wants a romantic, loving male who will adore her. What she gets is Rast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ruby Dixon keep the dragon BOOKS COMING

  • By laura on 06-14-18

Amy & Rast.

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

I had a harder time believing this couple’s romance, they don’t really match very well. But once I let that go it was good. There is even more information of the dragon’s world on the other side of the rift, since Rast remembers more. I am looking forward to more from this series. While it is not my favorite series, it does have a nice take me away romance that I like to listen to from time to time. Narrators are good.