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  • Written in Red

  • A Novel of the Others
  • By: Anne Bishop
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Harris
  • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,565
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,222

As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut - a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg's Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard - a business district operated by the Others. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Original, emotion-driven alternative reality

  • By Mike on 03-10-15

Loved

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

Reviewed: 04-21-19

I loved the Blood series so I decided to try this series. I loved this first book so I’m investing in the next two. Really enjoyed the world building and quirky characters. Highly recommended.

  • Repeat

  • By: Kylie Scott
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,060
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,847
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,841

When a vicious attack leaves 25-year-old Clementine Johns with no memory, she’s forced to start over. Now she has figure out who she was and why she made the choices she did - which includes leaving the supposed love of her life, tattoo artist Ed Larsen, only a month before. Ed can hardly believe it when his ex shows up at his tattoo parlor with no memory of their past, asking about the breakup that nearly destroyed him. The last thing he needs is more heartache, but he can’t seem to let her go again. Should they walk away for good, or does their love deserve a repeat performance?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Adorable Story of Love

  • By B. Wood on 01-10-19

Most satisfying

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

Reviewed: 04-19-19

I trust this author to deliver a really good story, but this time IMHO she hit a home run. I really liked these characters, and will definitely revisit this story again. Clem’s amnesia was presented as an integral part of her character not just a plot device. Highly recommended.

  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,678
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,580

Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi. One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Grief This Was Good

  • By Matthew on 11-09-16

Recommended

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

Reviewed: 04-17-19

I found this rather low key but very, very interesting. The voice acting was impressive and definitely added to the overall feel of the story. I will definitely remember this story.

  • The Genius Plague

  • By: David Walton
  • Narrated by: Nick Thurston
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 111

In this science fiction thriller, brothers are pitted against each other as a pandemic threatens to destabilize world governments by exerting a subtle mind control over survivors. Neil Johns has just started his dream job as a code breaker for the NSA when his brother Paul, a mycologist, goes missing on a trip to collect samples in the Amazon jungle. Paul returns with a gap in his memory and a fungal infection that almost kills him. But once he recuperates, he has enhanced communication, memory, and pattern recognition.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing idea poorly executed

  • By RJPF on 10-14-17

Not my cuppa tea

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

Reviewed: 04-07-19

First person that I began to find tedious. From the blurb I was looking forward to a book about brothers working together. The ending disappointed me too. I don’t recommend it due to the first person pov and a lackluster ending.

  • Howl's Moving Castle

  • By: Diana Wynne Jones
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,701
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,127

A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book and ALA Notable and Best of the Year in Young Adult Fiction, Howl's Moving Castle is by acclaimed fantasy writer Diane Wynne Jones and was transformed into an Academy Award nominated animated motion picture by Hayao Miyazaki. On a rare venture out from her step-mother's hat shop, Sophie attracts the attention of a witch, who casts a terrible spell transforming the young girl into an old crone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Entertaining

  • By Christopher on 07-02-12

Fantasy Favorite

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

Reviewed: 03-03-19

I used to reread it but now I prefer listening to it. It’s my favorite of her books. I actually saw the video first, and it’s a winner too. If you want a lively fantasy that’s light on angst but strong on plot and characterization, this is it. Most highly recommended for both audiobook & video.

  • This Immortal

  • By: Roger Zelazny
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 560
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 361

Conrad Nomikos has a long, rich personal history that he'd rather not talk about. And as arts commissioner, he's been given a job he'd rather not do. Escorting an alien grandee on a guided tour of the shattered remains of Earth is not something he relishes - especially since it is apparent that this places him at the center of high-level intrigue that has some bearing on the future of Earth itself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Master of Sci-Fi

  • By phelixdakat on 06-05-08

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

I read this book when it first came out and loved it. I read my paperback to death and couldn’t replace it at the time (no internet) Just recently I searched for it, and thanks to the net found it. I can truly say its as I remember. Very highly recommended.

  • His Consort

  • By: Mary Calmes
  • Narrated by: Scott Smith
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

A new life in New Orleans is all Jason Thorpe had hoped: His quaint little store attracts a devoted staff, and his warm, loving heart grants him a loyal circle of friends. He's perfectly content, having left behind the chill of a confusing and danger-filled night in Washington, until he discovers something unbelievable lurking in the steamy darkness of the shadowy streets of the Vieux Carré, something that turns out to be terrifying and utterly mesmerizing. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Robert Jackson on 12-23-18

Not a vampire fan

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

Reviewed: 02-26-19

I’m not a fan of vampire novels or fated love so this was not to my taste. I much prefer the Marshals or Jory style story. I did enjoy the parts that involved the store and some of the repartee but not the vampire prince sections. Only recommended for vampire lovers.

  • Diamond Fire

  • A Hidden Legacy Novella
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman, Emily Rankin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 796
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 739
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 739

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

Catalina or Nevada?

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

The story had an intriguing plot with interesting secondaries, especially the villains. What I wasn’t as happy about is Catalina and Nevada share so many of the same personality traits they never really seemed like different people except when using power. They share the same kind of interior monologues and reactions. I hope Catalina and Arabella develop more as individuals in future books which I do intend to purchase. I enjoyed it.

  • Like the Wind

  • By: J. Bengtsson
  • Narrated by: Callie Dalton, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,968
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,855
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,857

When a letter from his supposedly deceased mother finds its way into his hands, life changes in an instant for international pop star Bodhi Beckett. Reeling from the deception of those closest to him, Bodhi spirals out of control and is sent to a secluded mansion in the coastal mountains of Southern California for some rest and relaxation. But the retreat proves to be anything but relaxing when a raging wildfire sets the landscape around him ablaze. While escaping the flames, Bodhi rescues Breeze, a quirky, pet-loving woman, and together the two fight their way to safety. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing.

  • By Lindsay on 01-17-19

Laidback

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

Despite the excitement of the firestorm this novel felt less urgent than the Cake series. The problems that confronted the lovers never generated much excitement or tension for me as the reader. I enjoyed it, and the voice actors were excellent so I do recommend it. I’ll certainly be purchasing her next book.

  • Witchmark

  • By: C. L. Polk
  • Narrated by: Samuel Roukin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

Magic marked Miles Singer for suffering the day he was born, doomed either to be a slave to his family's interest or to be committed to a witches' asylum. He went to war to escape his destiny and came home a different man, but he couldn't leave his past behind. The war between Aeland and Laneer leaves men changed, strangers to their friends and family. Even after faking his own death and reinventing himself as a doctor at a cash-strapped veteran's hospital, Miles can't hide what he truly is. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magical plot, world, and LGBT romance

  • By Empress Kate on 08-28-18

Well....

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

It’s a fair level first effort, and I ‘ll look at her next book. Some of the reviews I read mentioned fanfic and that’s what this reminds me of a decent fanfic. I can only recommend it as a casual read.