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  • Chained

  • Brides of the Kindred, Book 9
  • By: Evangeline Anderson
  • Narrated by: William Martin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Maggie and Kor are on the run together, trying desperately to find someone to remove the alien device that was implanted in Maggie as punishment for her thievery of an expensive slave. The device, or “slut button”, as it is called, forces Maggie to sexual excesses the shy scientist has never known before - and Kor is the only one who can help her control her new urges. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not my favorite of the series.

  • By Teresa on 10-09-18

Not my favorite of the series.

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

Not sure about this one, while there were some hot spots there was some not so hot that was very disturbing. Maggie’s whole obsession with her fiancé was dragged out way too long. I appreciate the fact that she wanted to be faithful, but damn it was starting to annoy me how long she clung to the concept. I appreciate that she shouldn’t cheat but look at the situation and judge it accordingly. Evangeline Anderson is always throwing the heroine into very dominate rolls to act as and as far as I can tell they cannot pull it off. Too many ums and ohs to be believable. Narrator is very good, with only the female voice being his weakness, but not terrible.

  • Awaken Me Darkly

  • By: Gena Showalter
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 603
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 547
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 554

Mia Snow is an alien huntress for the New Chicago Police Department. Heading up her team of Alien Investigation and Removal agents, Mia's unmatched at battling the enemy among us. Now, a series of killings have Mia and her partner Dallas tracking alien suspects - but a sudden blast of violence leaves Dallas fighting for his life. The chance to save Dallas appears in the form of a tall, erotic stranger. An alien. A murder suspect. Kyrin en Arr holds the power to heal the injured agent but not without a price. That price is surrendering to Kyrin's forbidden seduction....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed

  • By Kelly on 01-20-14

Not my favorite Showalter book.

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

Not sure what it was about this book, but it didn’t keep my attention, I’m thinking because I have read many different versions of this, only without the alien aspect. There were just too many cliché’s in the plot and the character development was lacking. I’m normally a Gena Showalter fan and I like alien romances, but this one, while okay, didn’t really do anything for me. I feel like this may have been Gena Showalter’s first attempt at writing. There wasn’t enough facetime with Krynn and the heroine tried to pull off a bad ass/ blasé attitude, but it was just borderline not believable. I’m not sure I want to continue with the series but given that I’m a fan of the author I may give it another shot if the next book is on sale. I like the narrator, so I feel that it was the story that bored me.

  • Barbarian's Touch

  • Ice Planet Barbarians, Book 7
  • By: Ruby Dixon
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson, Mason Lloyd
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

When I wake up on the ice planet, I'm scared of everything: This place is cold, silent, and the locals look more like blue devils than aliens. To make matters worse, one of the strangers decides I'm going to be his girlfriend and kidnaps me away from my sister. I'm completely and utterly alone. What's a girl to do? Well, this girl escapes. Just when I have no hope left, a new hero appears. Sure, he's blue, horned, and has a tail. He's also fierce, protective, makes me purr...and thinks I'm perfect. But is what we have real or just a mating instinct?  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lila & Rokan.

  • By Teresa on 10-04-18

Lila & Rokan.

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

Another great addition, and as with the first book there was a lot of communication problems between the humans and their barbarians. But one thing is universal, if your quie is going off then it is baby making time. I liked the fact that we had some interaction with the Metlak’s, besides them just being vicious. I had hoped that there would be more communications between the species. But it is what it is. Both narrators are good and I look forward to listening to Maddie’s book, even if she is a bit of a bitch in this book, I still feel it will be good.

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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 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

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.

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  • 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 1,366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,287
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,284

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

  • Kate Daniels, Book 10
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,394
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,298
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,293

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 668
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 642
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635

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 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

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 1,047
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 816
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 805

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 360
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320

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.