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  • Stygian

  • A Dark-Hunter Novel
  • By: Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 26 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 910
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 828
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 829

Born before man recorded time, I lived for thousands of years believing myself to be something I’m not. Someone I’m not. Lied to and betrayed by gods, Daimons, and Dark-Hunters, I’ve struggled to find my way. Trained as a slayer and predator, I learned to fit in and stay low. Until I was sent to kill the one woman I couldn’t. My hesitation cost her her life. Or so I thought. I’ve learned that this world is an illusion and that my Phoebe still lives. Now I will have to travel into the very pits of Hades to try and save her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • narrator

  • By Jason on 09-02-18

styxx and other previous books regurgitated

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

I was disappointed that most of the book was cut and paste from other dark hunter novels. So much so that some chapters were word for word.
Although, the end was original writing it was also weak and so neatly wrapped up I feel cheated.
I am sad and happy to say this is the only book in the DH series I have not enjoyed.

18 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • A Gift for the King

  • By: Sara Fields
  • Narrated by: Dorian Bane
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 74

For an ordinary 22-year-old college student like Lana, the idea of being kidnapped from Earth by aliens would have sounded absurd...until the day it happened. As Lana quickly discovers, however, her abduction is not even the most alarming part of her situation. To her shock, she soon learns that she is to be stripped naked and sold as a slave to the highest bidder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great start to the series!

  • By Jason on 11-28-16

It Could have been soooooo much better!

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

Reviewed: 11-22-16

Lana is a college student on vacation in Mexico when she gets kidnapped by an alien slave trader. Lana looks just like the long lost love of king Dante and is given to the king as a sex slave. The king turns out to not be an alien but an ex Roman gladiator, who was changed and has been ruling the alien world where humans have no status. But the female slaves are the mothers of some or most of the aliens? Oh, and there is a secret sect of human magic users? These parts were not well developed.
The punishment in this story is not really sexy. King Dante brands her, spanks her and employs humiliation. Basically the BDSM in this book seems trite and artificial. For example, it is apparently just part of the alien culture not a personal need or persuasion. Furthermore, Lana doesn't like pain or humiliation but yet gets turned on by spanking. Later when Dante grabs her roughly by the back of the neck she freaks out and runs in to the woods of the alien woods. This aspect of the book did not further the story nor did it aid with the character development.
I could have looked past all of the above issues if the characters had been compelling. If like me you like strong, not to mention intelligent, female characters this book is not for you. Lana is basically a victim through the whole book. King Dante is inconsistent and we don't get his POV. He "falls" in love with Lana because she looks like Julia. There just wasn't much to connect to with ither.
The narrator wasn't bad. His pace and inflection were good but the voice he gave to King Dante would have been better assigned to an elderly English gentleman.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Enslaved Trilogy Complete Set

  • By: Shoshanna Evers
  • Narrated by: Christine Padovan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 59

The Enslaved Trilogy Complete Set includes: Enslaved, Book 1; Enamored, Book 2; Enraptured, Book 3. For Elisabeth and the sexy billionaire Doms everyone calls the BAD Boys, love triangles can have sharp edges... and somebody's bound to get hurt.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story

  • By Lydia E. on 09-02-14

The narration ruins all 3 books!

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

Reviewed: 11-18-14

The narration is so bad it completely ruins the books. All three are in the same oddly sing-song, badly inflected voice.
I love audio books! But for this set buy the paperback versions instead.
Not even three for one credit is worth the horrid narration. I have seen other reviews of other books that claimed the narrator was not up to par and after listening, I didn't agree. So I took a chance on this set. I wish I had not wasted my credit.

Thus I urge you to listen to a sample before you buy. I wish I had.

1 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Barbarian Prince

  • Dragon Lords, Book 1 (Anniversary Edition)
  • By: Michelle M. Pillow
  • Narrated by: Mason Lloyd
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 460

Going undercover at a mass wedding as a bartered bride, Morrigan Blake has every intention of getting off the barbaric planet just as soon as it's over. Or, more correctly, just as soon as she captures footage of the mysterious princes rumored to be in attendance. After a euphoric night, Morrigan discovers her spaceship left without her, and Ualan of Draig is claiming she's his wife. It's not exactly the story this reporter had in mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It! Creative, Sexy and Funny!

  • By Cheri on 05-23-16

So So, it could have been better.

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

Reviewed: 08-09-14

First I would like to say that this book didn't suck. It is interesting in that the setting and storyline are unique. I loved the premiss, I mean who doesn't love space dragons?

However, I found the main female character was presented in an inconsistant manner. For example, she is a highly respected investigative reporter, who has traveled to many planets, experenced many cultures and yet she does not act with the intellegence and cultural savy that such a career should bring. This made it difficult for me to respect her. If she had been protrayed as a reporter's assistant who was trying to break into the field, then I would have found her "issues" more sympathetic.
So I found myself cringing everytime her internal dialogue mentioned anything about her job or her competency.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • My Bluegrass Baby

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,857
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,607
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,594

Sadie Hutchins loves her job at the Kentucky Tourism Commission. Not only could her co-workers double as the cast of Parks and Recreation, but she loves finding the unusual sites, hidden gems, and just-plain-odd tourist attractions of her home state. She’s a shoo-in for the director’s job when her boss retires at the end of the year…until hotshot Josh Vaughn shows up to challenge her for the position. Josh is all sophisticated polish while Sadie’s country comfort, and the two have very different ideas of what makes a good campaign.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi Do It Again!

  • By Maren on 04-12-13

I LOVE Molly Harper but this story lacked plot

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

Reviewed: 05-07-13

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Molly Harper writes excellent dialogue and her characters are engaging. But If you have never listened/read a Molly Harper book try "Driving Mr.Dead" or "And One Last Thing" for your first Molly Harper listen. Even though I found the story lacking in substance, character trials and serious plot I do not feel that I wasted my time because the book was funny and entertaining.

Would you ever listen to anything by Molly Harper again?

Oh YES! This is the only book I have read or listened to by Molly Harper that I am not interested in listening to over and over again.

Which character – as performed by Amanda Ronconi – was your favorite?

I think Amanda Ronconi could make any character POP. I am partial to how she reads the female leads. So many narrators can make female characters sound whiney and give male characters a stilted voice, but Amanda Ronconi rocks them all.

Do you think My Bluegrass Baby needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No I do not think it needs a follow-up. It was tied to "And One More Thing" loosely but with a simple and oft used plot. Where would the next one go?

Any additional comments?

I know I did not give a 5 star review, and so, I would like to say that this book isn't bad. It just isn't at the same level of awesomeness as Molly Harper's other books.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful