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  • Neanderthal Seeks Human

  • A Smart Romance, Knitting in the City, Volume 1
  • By: Penny Reid
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Grace
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,686
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,529
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,524

After losing her boyfriend, apartment, and job in the same day, Janie Morris can't help wondering what new torment fate has in store. To her utter mortification, Quinn Sullivan- aka Sir McHotpants- witnesses it all then keeps turning up like a pair of shoes you lust after but can't afford. The last thing she expects is for Quinn - the focus of her slightly, albeit harmless, stalkerish tendencies - to make her an offer she can't refuse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, funny and very entertaining

  • By SIMARA on 11-21-17

Engaging and uplifting

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

The characters are full and rich. The story entirely unexpected and nuanced. I loved every word.

  • 12 Strong

  • The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers
  • By: Doug Stanton
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,589
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,376

12 Strong is the dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan following 9/11 and rode to war on horses against the Taliban. Outnumbered 40 to one, they pursued the enemy army across the mountainous Afghanistan terrain and, after a series of intense battles, captured the city of Mazar-i-Sharif. The bone-weary American soldiers were welcomed as liberators as they rode into the city. Then the action took a wholly unexpected turn.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book! But the narrator...

  • By Nate on 08-31-15

Raw courage

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

An incredible story superbly narrated. Empathic and thought provoking, realistic without being brutal. The human face of a pivotal war.

  • Bless the Bride

  • A Molly Murphy Mystery, Book 10
  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 610
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537

With Molly Murphy’s wedding to NYPD Captain Daniel Sullivan quickly approaching, the Irish P.I. heads to the Westchester County countryside,where Daniel’s mother can counsel her on a bride’s proper place. Surprisingly, Molly seems to be agreeing with her future mother-in-law’s advice. Molly promises to leave her detective work behind and settle down after becoming Daniel’s wife…but she isn’t married yet. So when she gets word of a possible case, Molly sneaks back into the city to squeeze in a little more sleuthing before the wedding bells can ring.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the great readers

  • By Charles on 06-18-18

Nail biting, endearing and frustrating

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

Reviewed: 10-22-15

The story continues to keep you guessing, laughing and sighing as Molly refuses to compromise her values, even when it frustrates Daniel and her friends. But the world feels like a better place every time. Rhys Bowen is truly a master craftsman. 💞

  • The Last Illusion

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 559

Irish immigrant and private detective Molly Murphy is thrilled to have a ticket to see world-famous illusionist Harry Houdini. But before he can even take the stage, the opening act goes horribly wrong—and the sensational Signor Scarpelli’s lovely assistant is sawed in half. In the aftermath, Scarpelli accuses Houdini of tampering with his equipment. Who else but the so-called Handcuff King could have got a hold of his trunk of tricks, which he keeps under lock and key?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Stop Taxing Your Delicate Ladybrain

  • By Elkay on 04-12-14

Totally addictive

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

Reviewed: 10-13-15

The whole series to date has been riveting. Each character carefully crafted and evolving. Each story unpredictable and unexpected in its resolution. The social issues of the era are explored with subtle and poignant skill that never detracts from the excitement of the story, but adds to the texture of each moment. Molly and Daniel are a true but never cliched romance. The narrator must never be changed! She is absolutely perfect. Well worth every penny and every minute spent listening.

  • Death's Rival

  • Jane Yellowrock, Book 5
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,877
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,624
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,619

For a vampire killer like Jane, having Leo Pellisier as a boss took some getting used to. But now, someone is out to take his place as Master Vampire of the city of New Orleans, and is not afraid to go through Jane to do it. After an attack that’s tantamount to a war declaration, Leo knows his rival is both powerful and vicious, but Leo’s not about to run scared. After all, he has Jane. But then, a plague strikes, one that takes down vampires and makes their masters easy prey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best of the series by far!

  • By maureen on 10-08-12

When can we expect the next Jane Yellowrock story

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

Reviewed: 11-05-12

What made the experience of listening to Death's Rival the most enjoyable?

I love the Narrator's accent and ability to sweep the listener along. She is pitch and expression perfect. She reads in exactly the way I feel I would read, so it doesn't ever feel as if I want her to slow down or hurry up.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jane is my favourite character, she is very well rounded as a person, extremely capable but not over confident. it has also been possible to watch her grow as a person throughout the series.

What does Khristine Hvam bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Christine definitely brings the Southern character of the books to life, which will be clear to all listeners/readers now instead of just those who are already familiar with the american south.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Enjoy the ride!

Any additional comments?

when is the next book available

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