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  • Diamond Fire

  • A Hidden Legacy Novella
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman, Emily Rankin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 764
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 710
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 711

Catalina Baylor is looking forward to wearing her maid of honor dress and watching her older sister walk down the aisle. Then the wedding planner gets escorted off the premises, the bride’s priceless tiara disappears, and Rogan's extensive family overruns his mother’s home. Someone is cheating, someone is lying, and someone is plotting murder. To make this wedding happen, Catalina will have to do the thing she fears most: use her magic. But she’s a Baylor, and there’s nothing she wouldn't do for her sister's happiness. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A bit more please

  • By Pamela Taylor on 11-06-18

Teenage Angst

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

I cannot believe this is the same author who wrote book 2 in this series. The narration by Renee Raudman was great as always but Emily Rankin was awful. There was a 3 year wait between book 1 and book 2 and I still followed the series. Then we got book 3 which left a lot of unanswered questions, the author promised a book 4 to resolve the unanswered questions and instead we get a 2nd rate story with all the teenage angst that comes with an immature 18 year old and a bad narrator. I am done with this author and this series.

6 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The Frequency of Aliens

  • Sorrow Falls, Book 2
  • By: Gene Doucette
  • Narrated by: Steve Carlson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 847
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 800
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 798

Annie Collins is back! Becoming an overnight celebrity at age 16 should have been a lot more fun. Not helping matters: she’s the only kid in school with her own pet spaceship. She would love it if things found some kind of normal, but as long as she has control of the most lethal - and only - interstellar vehicle in existence, that isn’t going to happen. Worse, things appear to be going in the other direction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love little Annie Collins!

  • By Tommy on 02-08-18

Annie goes to college

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

This was a good listen. Not as humorous as the first book and we didn't get to see much of Violet but we met some new characters and a lot of the old charters joined in the fun. Looking forward to the next book.

  • Unwind

  • By: Neal Shusterman
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,727
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,293
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,309

Conner's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth, as part of his family's strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It won me over completely

  • By SoCalBonnie on 02-17-10

Great story and great narration

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

Reviewed: 12-10-15

One of the most original series I have listened to all year. Very well written and a great performance by the narrator. An under appreciated series well worth the credit.

  • Shards of Hope

  • Psy/Changeling, Book 14
  • By: Nalini Singh
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 972
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 901
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 898

Awakening wounded in a darkened cell, their psychic abilities blocked, Aden and Zaira know they must escape. But when the lethal soldiers break free from their mysterious prison, they find themselves in a harsh, inhospitable landscape far from civilization. And they must survive. A shadowy enemy has put a target on the back of the Arrow squad - an enemy that cannot be permitted to succeed in its deadly campaign.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but long and needlessly grim

  • By Skipper on 06-04-15

Poor sound quality

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

Reviewed: 07-15-15

Poor sound quality. It was either too loud or the narrator sounded like she was whispering. In the middle of my book it indicated I had come to the end of the CD, I wasn't listening to a CD. This one needs to be remixed I feel like I missed half of the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Night's Honor

  • Elder Races, Book 7
  • By: Thea Harrison
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,257

On the run from her former employer, Tess knows that she's vulnerable on her own amongst the Elder Races. That's why she decides to audition to become the human attendant of a powerful Vampyre of the Nightkind demesne. But while her position affords her the safety she seeks, her protector turns out to be more than she bargained for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book in an awesome series.

  • By Amie S on 09-05-14

Elder Races World

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

Reviewed: 09-25-14

I was disappointed that this book indicated it was Book 7 of Elder Races but not a previous primary character made an appearance. Dragos was never mentioned. Once I began referring to this book in my mind as Elder Races World I was able to enjoy the book. But I am confused why this book is part of the series, hopefully, the next book will clarify this confusion. The book did end with somewhat of a cliff hanger, ugh!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Pines

  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,451
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,466

Wayward Pines, Idaho, is quintessential small-town America — or so it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in search of two missing federal agents, yet soon is facing much more than he bargained for. After a violent accident lands him in the hospital, Ethan comes to with no ID and no cell phone. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into his colleagues’ disappearance turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he make contact with his family in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what’s the purpose of the electrified fences encircling the town? Are they keeping the residents in? Or something else out? Each step toward the truth takes Ethan further from the world he knows, until he must face the horrifying possibility that he may never leave Wayward Pines alive…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well done story

  • By Linda B on 08-28-12

Really Good

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

Reviewed: 07-30-14

This is a really good listen. Well worth a credit. I did not see the ending coming. One of the best books I have listened to this year.

  • In Flight

  • Up in the Air, Book 1
  • By: R.K. Lilley
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Powers
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,127

When reserved flight attendant Bianca gets one look at billionaire hotel owner James Cavendish, she loses all of her hard-won composure. For a girl who can easily juggle a tray of champagne flutes at 35,000 feet in three inch heels, she finds herself shockingly weak-kneed from their first encounter. The normally unruffled Bianca can't seem to look away from his electrifying turquoise gaze. They hold a challenge, and a promise, that she finds impossible to resist, and she is a girl who is used to saying no and meaning it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Romance meets BDSM

  • By Tara on 10-05-13

Move over Gideon Cross meet Mr Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 01-26-14

I originally purchased and read this trilogy on my Kindle, I bought the other 2 books in this series about Danika and Tristan. I enjoyed the trilogy so much that I purchased books 1 & 2 on Audible and will get book 3 when it comes out. While the book does follow the Twilight/FSOG format, the plot is different and Bianca is more mature than Ana. This book is about a BDSM relationship and it does have a lot of sex. So if the subject matter offends you, this book would not be for you.

I loved the narrator. I did have to turn the volume up because her voice is in a lower register and I seem to have a problem hearing everything she is saying, but that was easily fixed .

This is book is worth a credit if you don't want to go the Whispersync route.

  • How to Run with a Naked Werewolf

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,924
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,645
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,622

Anna Moder has just witnessed a shooting, seen her car pulverized, and rescued a wounded stranger - only to discover he's really a werewolf. And by her recent standards, things are actually looking up. Lycanthropes don't faze Anna. Doctoring a wolf pack outside Grundy, Alaska, is the closest thing to home life she's known in years. But hitching a ride to Anchorage with long-absent pack member Caleb Graham - that's a risk. Part of her itches to whack his nose with a newspaper. The rest is trying unsuccessfully to keep her own paws off every delicious inch of him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Refreshing Book & Funny too!!!

  • By Hassan on 01-01-14

LOVE THE HARPER/RONCONI TEAM

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

Reviewed: 01-18-14

Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi are one of the BEST pairings on Audible. Amanda has perfect comedic timing and delivery .There is no one who can write snark the way Molly Harper does. This team is an automatic buy for me.

I love my visits to Grundy Alaska, and this edition was no exception. Be warned this edition does not contain as much humor as we have become accustomed to from this author and it also deals with a serious social issue. But don't let this hinder your decision to listen everyone gets their just rewards in the end.

  • The Professional: Part 1

  • The Game Maker, Book 1
  • By: Kresley Cole
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Alexis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,135

Mafiya enforcer Aleksandr "The Siberian" Sevastyan’s loyalty to his boss is unwavering, until he meets the boss’s long-lost daughter, a curvy, tantalizing redhead who haunts his mind and heats his blood like no other. Ordered to protect her, Sevastyan will do anything to possess her as well - on his own wicked terms. PhD student Natalie Porter had barely recovered from her first sight of the breathtakingly gorgeous Sevastyan before the professional hit man whisks her away to Russia, thrusting her into a world of extreme wealth and wanton pleasures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great author bites the publishing formula

  • By Wendy on 01-01-14

Prefer a complete book

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

Reviewed: 01-16-14

Not quite sure what this author and publisher were thinking with this series/novella/not a full book. The first part is approx. 140 pages long, part 2 is 121 pages long and the final installment is 118 pages. As you can see they took one book and cut it into 3 very short segments. This is the reason I have given this such low ratings. There was no reason for this author to do this, she is not an Indie artist, so I must conclude that it was a monetary decision. I would have been happy to pay more for a full book, I will not be purchasing the Audio version of 2 & 3 or the last 239 pages of the book unless they are really inexpensive $4.99 or less. I have switched to the less expensive Kindle version for the last 2/3's of this book

That being said, this book is a lot different than the authors IAD series. I love the IAD and really liked the first 1/3 of this book However,I would recommend that you wait for the final book to be released prior to beginning this series if you do not like cliff hangers. .

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Forever Black

  • By: Sandi Lynn
  • Narrated by: Felicity Munroe, David Benjamin Bliss
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,030
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 924
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 932

When Ellery moved to New York with her boyfriend, she thought they’d live happily ever after in their small New York apartment. She never thought he’d pack his bags and leave because he “needed space”. With her newfound single status and fear of being alone, Ellery buries herself in her artwork and paintings until one night she helps a mysterious intoxicated stranger get home safely. Little did she know the mysterious stranger is none other than CEO and millionaire Connor Black.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • So, so, so bad

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-27-14

New Adult/College

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

Reviewed: 01-04-14

This book is considered New Adult/College. Not a teen book but not quite an adult book. The characters are usually 19-26. Generally this category is for 17 and up readers due to the mature theme, language and a little more detailed sex scenes. For me, the NA/C books are a hit or a miss. This book was a miss for me. I didn't hate the book, I just felt like the characters were too immature, I am probably older than the targeted audience for this book The narrator sounded very young but did a great job.I won't be listening to the next 2 books in this trilogy. . .

10 of 12 people found this review helpful