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  • Soulless

  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Emily Gray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401

Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. Where to go from there? From bad to worse, apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire - and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good fun

  • By I'dliketosay on 09-29-17

Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

Absolutely a laugh out loud delight! A strong female and a strong male face off and it is magic! The mystery they are faced with is also interesting. All the characters (except Alexia's family) are people I would love to spend time with. Looking forward to the next one!

  • The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum

  • Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Kirsten Weiss
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

When Maddie Kosloski's career flatlines, she retreats to her wine-country hometown for solace and cheap rent. Railroaded into managing the local paranormal museum, she's certain the rumors of its haunting are greatly exaggerated. But then a fresh corpse in the museum embroils Maddie in murders past and present, making her wonder if a ghost could really be on the loose.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable cozy

  • By Kelsey M. Gilmer on 07-30-18

Where's the mystery?

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

I have a little less than 3 hours to go, but I just can't. So far, there have been 2 murders and a false arrest with a subsequent release. That, however, is all that has happened in terms of the mystery. What has taken up all of the time in the book are two major points: 1) the protagonist needs a job. She is always talking about looking for a job. 2) She's not sure if she wants to take over the museum.
Now, both of those are important points. However, they are beaten to death (no pun intended). I got tired of listening about the job hunt all the time. I get you need a job. I got that the first 7 times you mentioned it. And isn't there supposed to be a ghost, maybe? That's been mentioned 3 times. In 6 hours.
This had so much potential. If only we focused on the murders more than the personal job crisis. Oh, and the hot biker guy next door needs more time. Of course, that's probably just me.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Reason to Believe

  • By: Diana Copland
  • Narrated by: Jack LeFleur
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 628
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 633

Detective Matthew Bennett doesn't believe in ghosts. So when the spirit of a murdered child leads him to her body, he's shaken to the core - and taken off the case. Unable to explain his vision, or to let go of the investigation, Matthew turns to renowned medium Kiernan Fitzpatrick. Though he has doubts about Kiernan's claims to communicate with the dead, Matt is nevertheless drawn to the handsome psychic, who awakens feelings he thought were long-buried.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Addictive listening

  • By A.R. on 01-03-13

I heart Kiernan!

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

I LOVE this story! I realized how into it I was when, as I was listening, I found myself thinking about looking up Kiernan's picture on the internet to see what he looked like. Then I realized "Hey, dummy, he's a fictional character!". Yeah, I was into it.
This is a seriously sweet (and HOT!) story, and it was a fantastic ride! Jack LeFleur's narration was magnificent, especially the Irish accent. He made Kiernan so real.
Ms. Copland - PLEASE write another book with Matt and Kiernan. They are so wonderful together; they really do make a great team like Matt thought they would (in both ways!). This really could work as a series. Just keep the t-shirts coming!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Off to Be the Wizard

  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,918
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,285

It's a simple story. Boy finds proof that reality is a computer program. Boy uses program to manipulate time and space. Boy gets in trouble. Boy flees back in time to Medieval England to live as a wizard while he tries to think of a way to fix things. Boy gets in more trouble. Oh, and boy meets girl at some point.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hang in there

  • By Kelly on 03-04-17

Hang in there

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

Reviewed: 03-04-17

When I started this book, I felt some trepidation. I'd heard it was good, but not as good as Ready Player One. But, I wanted to give it a shot. The first part of the book was infuriating - I just kept wanting to yell "How is this NOT a bad idea? Stop being so stupid!". I almost gave up.

Then Martin meets Phillip. Suddenly I could not get through the book fast enough. I warn you to be careful if you listen while you drive - there were points when I laughed so hard I almost had to pull over. Luckily, I was in my neighborhood and could go 5 mph. I loved Ready Player One, but this was better in terms of entertainment. I will re-listen to this soon.

Luke Daniels kills this - I love what he does with Phillip. Phillip is definitely my favorite. He needs his own series!

115 of 119 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132,593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,085
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116,958

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Psychological Thriller Mystery

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 01-23-18

At times, the events are painful

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

Reviewed: 08-14-15

This is one of those stories where someone is about to do something really stupid, and you want to tell them not to, but they do it anyway. However, you are drawn in by the characters enough that you have to see if they do make the right decision finally. This was much better than I expected it to be, which is always nice. It goes by quickly!

  • You

  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,625
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,607

Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: she's gorgeous, tough, razor-smart, and sexy beyond his wildest dreams. Joe needs to have her, and he'll stop at nothing to do so. As he begins to insinuate himself into her life - her friendships, her email, her phone - she can’t resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom-made for her. So when her boyfriend, Benji, mysteriously disappears, Beck and Joe fall into a tumultuous affair. But there's more to Beck than her oh-so-perfect façade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. This. Book.

  • By Em on 07-17-15

The reader KILLS it!

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

Reviewed: 08-14-15

Yes, that bad pun was intentional. This book is amazing. It's completely disturbing and completely compelling at the same time. The reader could not be better. His inflections, tone, and volume were perfect for whatever was going on at the moment. The only criticism I have is that the ending is kind of predictable, but the author still makes it work! You know what's coming, but you have to let it happen. This is fantastic.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37,837
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,710
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,723

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

Way better than I hoped!

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

Reviewed: 08-10-15

After the movie was so hotly debated, I wasn't sure about this. However, as a prejudice researcher, I had a keen interest in this. It was fantastic. The narrators were incredible, and the writing superb. You learn to love these women, and hate most of the others. I highly recommend this! I just hope the movie lives up to this.

  • Forsaken: Book One of the Shadow Cove Saga

  • By: J.D. Barker
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,027
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 945
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 942

When horror author Thad McAlister began his latest novel, a tale rooted in the witch trials of centuries past, the words flowed effortlessly. The story poured forth, filling page after page with the most frightening character ever to crawl from his imagination. It was his greatest work, one that would guarantee him a position among the legends of the craft.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • First audiobook I've ever stopped and deleted...

  • By West on 08-10-15

I tried to finish it...

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

Reviewed: 08-10-15

This book was difficult to get through. However, when you find yourself begging the narrator not to say the words to the spells because of the voice she uses, it's time to give up. Her voice characterizations were irritating, especially the 8 year old girl. As for the story, it was ok. The best part was the excerpts from the diary, not the main story itself. I was very disappointed. This had a lot of potential.

21 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • Jackaby

  • By: William Ritter
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,472
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,362
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,356

Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1890, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary - including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position of Jackaby’s assistant.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • YA Sherlock and his Dr. Who companion - with fae

  • By withherownwings on 02-20-15

Fantastic!!

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

I had doubts about this one, but it was awesome. The narrator was amazing (especially the over-pronunciation of Jacoby's words). It was fun. I highly recommend this.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • A Skeleton in the Family

  • A Family Skeleton Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Leigh Perry
  • Narrated by: Katina Kalin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 325
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 293
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 292

Moving back into her parents' house with her teenage daughter had not been Georgia Thackery's Plan A. But when she got a job at the local college, it seemed the sensible thing to do. So she settled in and began reconnecting with old friends. Including Sid. Sid is the Thackery family's skeleton. He's lived in the house as long as Georgia can remember, although no one, including Sid, knows exactly where he came from and how he came to be a skeleton.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun for all ages

  • By Craig on 05-11-14

Book is interesting, the reader, not so much

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

I wasn't able to finish this book. The reader was lacking. I'm not sure what was wrong, I just couldn't listen to her. I plan to buy the book and read it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful