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  • Watcher in the Woods

  • A Rockton Novel (Casey Duncan, Book 4)
  • By: Kelley Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

Casey Duncan, Rockton's only detective on a police force of three, has already faced murder, arson, and falling in love in the several months she's lived there. Yet even she didn't think it would be possible for an outsider to locate the town and cause trouble in the place she's come to call home. When a US marshal shows up demanding the release of one of the residents but won't say who, Casey and her boyfriend, Sheriff Eric Dalton, are skeptical. And yet only hours later, the marshal is shot dead, and the only possible suspects are the townspeople and Casey's estranged sister....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love the series, but........

  • By Morgan on 02-10-19

This is a great series

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

Another excellent book to listen to. I love everything that Kelley Armstrong writes! The Rockton books are some of my favorites, and this one didn’t disappoint me. It’s excellent!!

  • Outlander

  • Outlander, Book 1
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 32 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53,729
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,734
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,584

Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Time Travel VS Romance Quandary

  • By Sara on 09-10-14

So Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 10-29-18

I absolutely love this this series! I’ve read/listened to it three times now and each time it’s as great as the first!!

  • Drums of Autumn

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 44 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28,395
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,958
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,856

Twice Claire has used an ancient stone circle to travel back to the 18th century. The first time she found love with a Scottish warrior but had to return to the 1940s to save their unborn child. The second time, 20 years later, she reunited with her lost love but had to leave behind the daughter that he would never see. Now Brianna, from her 1960s vantage point, has found a disturbing obituary and will risk everything in an attempt to change history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Can't Get Enough!

  • By Eugenia on 02-15-10

So wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 10-20-18

I absolutely love this series! Each book gets better and better! I’ve listened and read the series twice. I’m excited for the 4th season of Outlander to come out on November 5. I needed a refresher for it so I re-listened to book 4 to be ready.

  • Wild Hunger

  • Heirs of Chicagoland Series, Book 1
  • By: Chloe Neill
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Elise Freeman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406

In the first thrilling installment of Chloe Neill's spinoff to the New York Times best-selling Chicagoland Vampires series, a new vampire will find out just how deep blood ties run. As the only vampire child ever born, some believed Elisa Sullivan had all the luck. But the magic that helped bring her into the world left her with a dark secret. Shifter Connor Keene, the only son of North American Central Pack Apex Gabriel Keene, is the only one she trusts with it. But she's a vampire and the daughter of a Master and a Sentinel, and he's prince of the Pack and its future king.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great start to a new series

  • By Cherish on 08-19-18

Great start to the series

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

I enjoyed the story a lot. It was great to be back with familiar characters again. I did not like the narrator at all. She spoke in a robot-like way that often caused my mind to wonder. Other than that, I'm looking forward to next installment. I hope there's a new narrator.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Shadow of Night

  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,482
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,926
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,916

Picking up from A Discovery of Witches’ cliffhanger ending, Shadow of Night takes Diana and Matthew on a trip through time to Elizabethan London, where they are plunged into a world of spies, magic, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the School of Night. As the search for Ashmole 782 deepens and Diana seeks out a witch to tutor her in magic, the net of Matthew’s past tightens around them, and they embark on a very different - and vastly more dangerous - journey.   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended, however....

  • By J. Lunsford on 07-15-12

The story continues, and is very good

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

After listening to the first book I had to find out what was going on and wow I’m glad I got it. Now I’m ready for the final book. I hope they solve the mystery of the missing book and the ending will be a happy one.

  • A Discovery of Witches

  • A Novel
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,534
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,574

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A feast for the mind and imagination

  • By Barbara on 02-21-11

I loved listening to this

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

This started out slow, but after the first few chapters I was hooked!! Give it a chance and I think you’ll love it too!

  • The Neighbors

  • By: Ania Ahlborn
  • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 193

Welcome to Magnolia Lane. It’s not exactly a little slice of heaven, but in the backwater town of Creekside, Kansas, it’s the best a jobless supermarket clerk like Andrew Morrison can do. After sacrificing a normal childhood, a decent education, and true love to look after his alcoholic mother, he’s finally breaking free and living his own life — but in the squalid house he’s sharing with a former childhood friend, the living isn’t exactly easy. Plus, there’s something about the chipper, all-American couple next door that’s just downright creepy. However, that doesn’t keep Drew from accepting a job as their handyman — or surrendering to the wiles of perfect housewife Harlow Ward, a woman who always gets what she wants. Drew, like a string of hapless young men before him, doesn’t realize he’s dancing with a devil — one dressed to the nines in high heels and pearls.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbing

  • By RMM on 12-22-18

An excellent book to read and listen to

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

Wow! A really great story and a very good ending. Ania has done it again! I love her writing so much.

  • Dark Queen

  • Jane Yellowrock, Book 12
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,938
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,817
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,811

As Enforcer to the vampire Master of the City of New Orleans, Jane Yellowrock stakes her reputation and her life on keeping her territory safe. But Leo has been issued a blood challenge by the emperor of the European vampires, who seeks to usurp all of his power and possessions. If Leo loses the match to the death, the city will be forfeit, and the people of New Orleans will suffer the consequences. Jane can't let that happen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great adventure from Faith Hunter!

  • By Teri on 05-02-18

Wow! Talk about a cliffhanger ending!

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

I absolutely loved listening to this book. Faith Hunter and Khristine Hvam are a fantastic team. This is my favorite series and each book is better than the previous one. I laughed, smiled, cried tears of joy and sadness and I even cringed at some really tense times. If you haven’t bought this book you’re really missing out on something spectacular! The next book can’t come soon enough to find out what is next in this most wonderful world of Jane Yellowrock!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Peachy Flippin' Keen

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,380
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,305
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,293

The McCready Family Funeral Home and Bait Shop has crickets running rampant in the store and hot sauce in the Snack Shack's ketchup bottles. But as the county coroner, Frankie has enough on her plate without worrying about the increasingly mean pranks being played at her family's business. And the arrival of Sheriff Eric Linden, both devastatingly attractive and painfully taciturn, is enough to push her over the edge.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unfinished

  • By ashley on 04-23-18

Another great story!

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

I love all of Molly Harper’s books and this one is great as I expected. I wish it was longer. Looking forward to the next installment of this series.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,552
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,722
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,679

In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Slowest "Thriller" Ever

  • By Kierstin L Hartwig on 10-18-18

One of the best books I’ve heard

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

Reviewed: 03-18-18

This is such a great book. The story kept my attention and the narration was excellent. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a great story to listen to