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  • The Keeper

  • Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper
  • By: J. L. Bryan
  • Narrated by: Carla Mercer-Meyer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

The South Channel lighthouse is a crumbling antique at the mouth of the Savannah River, abandoned and forgotten for generations. Local stories still tell of a mysterious woman in white who often stood at the old lighthouse, watching the sailors come into port...even long after she died. The lighthouse has a dark history, with many ghosts, and mysteries to unravel before Ellie can send them on to the other side.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Almost back (spoiler)

  • By Dianne Herbert on 04-29-18

Almost back (spoiler)

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

Reviewed: 04-29-18

In my review of the last book, I stated that I would not be continuing with this series after this book if the abusive work environmet wasn't resolved. Thankfully it was. While I would have chosen another way, I'm just happy Overall, this book was good. There were a couple of story lines that could have been fleshed out some. Such as the lighthouse family and her relationship with Michael. All and all, I'm thrilled that I don't have to read about PSI anymore and, particularly Cara. I will continue to follow Ellie and her ghost trapper team.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Fatal Chaos

  • A Fatal Series Novel
  • By: Marie Force
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246

Washington Metro Police Lieutenant Samantha Holland and her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano, are just back home from the beach as a fatal drive-by shooting sets DC on edge. The teenage victim is barely older than Sam and Nick's son, Scotty. As more deaths follow, Sam and her team play beat the clock to stop the ruthless killers. With Nick facing his greatest challenge - a scandal that could drastically change all their lives and even end Sam's career - will the mounting pressure deepen or damage their bond?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can't get enough of Sam an Nick

  • By Shelley Haase on 05-11-18

Fatal Chaos equals fatal reader

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

Reviewed: 04-29-18

I have followed this series from the beginning. It was a series that I tracked released of each new book and put the date on my calendar for purchase. NOT ANYMORE. I can't take the sexual exploits of the main characters anymore. I very much enjoy all of the other writing: the case, the drama around the president, the byplay with Sam and her squad, and Sam, Nick and Scotty. I will miss them very much; however, the explicit sex has taken over. I am not a prude but come on......

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Lullaby

  • Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper
  • By: J. L. Bryan
  • Narrated by: Carla Mercer-Meyer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Life is more difficult than ever at Savannah's only ghost-hunting detective agency. While Ellie copes with her mentor's departure and other unwelcome developments, she also worries about the supernatural injuries keeping her boyfriend caught in an endless slumber.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New boss has some terrifying powers!

  • By Montzalee Wittmann on 07-18-18

Abusive work environment!

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

Reviewed: 04-24-18

There are no words strong enough for me to express my disappointment on the direction the author has taken with this series. In the past, the books were a fun scare. Now they are a painful experience. The new work environment is abusive...both verbally and physically. Unfortunately I bought this book and the one following so am pressing on in hopes that I will see a return of the original scare factor without the abuse. If I don't, I will delete this author from my "favorite" list.

  • Curse on the Land

  • Soulwood, Book 2
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,218
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,079
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,074

Before Nell Ingram met skinwalker Jane Yellowrock, she had no one to rely on, finding strength only in her arcane connection to the dark woods around her. But now she has friends in the newly formed PsyLED team to keep her grounded - even if being part of the agency responsible for policing paranormals comes with dangers of its own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By The Mays on 11-13-16

Rediscovering the joy.

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

Reviewed: 11-17-16

I can not tell you how much I am enjoying this new series. It is a pure joy to experience and rediscover the world and society through Nell's eyes. Pleased that we are seeing some of Rick's story. I see future Jane Yellowrock and Nell storyline crossover and that will be an excellent thing. Can't wait for the next books in each series. Faith Hunter has done it again.

  • Written Off

  • By: E. J. Copperman
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 526

Rachel Goldman writes mysteries in which Duffy Madison, consultant to the county prosecutor's office, helps find missing persons. Rachel is busy working on her next book when a man calls out of the blue asking for help in a missing person case. The caller's name? Duffy Madison. Is this real, or has she lost her mind? She doesn't have much time to find out, because a serial killer is on the loose, kidnapping and murdering mystery authors. And Rachel may just be the next target.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not just suspend disbelief, but kill it dead!

  • By John S. on 09-06-16

Great new series

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

Reviewed: 06-17-16

This book is an wonderful pairing of author and narrator. Looking forward to next installment.

  • Dry Bones

  • A Walt Longmire Mystery
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,240
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,923
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,897

When Jen, the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found, surfaces in Sherriff Walt Longmire's jurisdiction, it appears to be a windfall for the High Plains Dinosaur Museum - until Danny Lone Elk, the Cheyenne rancher on whose property the remains were discovered, turns up dead, floating face down in a turtle pond. With millions of dollars at stake, a number of groups step forward to claim her, including Danny's family, the tribe, and the federal government.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 'Dem Bones!

  • By Carole T. on 05-13-15

Save Jen

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

Reviewed: 05-14-15

What did you love best about Dry Bones?

When I first heard about the concept for this book I couldn't imagine where Mr Johnson was going to go. As always he gave us a book full of excitement, laughter, and even tears. (No spoilers). I truly enjoyed Dry Bones. I particularly enjoy the conversations between Walt and The Cheynne Nation. If only we could all have a friendship that has endured so many years and so many adventures.

What other book might you compare Dry Bones to and why?

I think this series stands alone. I have continued my quest to find another that is at least as good but so far I have not had any luck.

Which scene was your favorite?

I enjoyed all conversations between Walt and Vic and Walt and Henry!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes I did. I was completely taken by surprise with one turn of events and I admit to shedding tears. Again...no spoilers.

Any additional comments?

This might be my favorite series.

  • Dark Witch

  • The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,229
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,753
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,745

With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. From her maternal grandmother, she learned where to find both: a land of lush forests, dazzling lakes, and centuries-old legends. Ireland. County Mayo, to be exact. Where her ancestors’ blood and magic have flowed through generations - and where her destiny awaits.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Turn the volume down!

  • By J. Gilbert on 10-30-13

Couldn't listen

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

Reviewed: 11-16-14

What disappointed you about Dark Witch?

I love Nora Roberts but I coan not stand this narrator. I will read the book.

Would you ever listen to anything by Nora Roberts again?

Of course.

Would you be willing to try another one of Katherine Kellgren’s performances?

NO!

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointed

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Concealed in Death

  • In Death Series, Book 38
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,699
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,703

In a decrepit and long-empty New York building, a man begins the demolition process by swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears, he finds two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it. The man is Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s billionaire husband, Roarke, and he summons her immediately. His latest real estate project is going to be on hold for a while, because by the time Eve and her crew are finished searching the premises, there are 12 murders to be solved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Read "In Death" LISTEN to it!

  • By amazonian on 02-23-14

Keeps getting better and better!

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

Reviewed: 02-28-14

Eve, Rourke, and gang just keep getting better and better. I was VERY thrilled to have Mavis back in the mix. I have missed her and it was great to get some back story on her. Did miss Feeney and Peabody's main squeeze though. I've always enjoyed all of the interactions of main cast; however, I suppose, it's just like life that the relationships and envolvements in cases ebb and flow.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Heist

  • A Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,537
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,089
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,102

FBI Special Agent Kate O’Hare is known for her fierce dedication and discipline on the job, chasing down the world’s most wanted criminals and putting them behind bars. Her boss thinks she is tenacious and ambitious; her friends think she is tough, stubborn, and maybe even a bit obsessed. And while Kate has made quite a name for herself for the past five years the only name she’s cared about is Nicolas Fox - an international crook she wants in more ways than one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!!!

  • By Amanda on 09-17-13

Not a Plum!

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

Reviewed: 06-23-13

I know this is a new series and, as such, will develop over time but I was disappointed on many levels. First of all, it was a hard listen. Scott Brick's delivery seemed flat. There wasn't much change between characters. More of a straight "read" than performance. If the story hadn't been interesting I would have given up. As for the story, because it was such a unique storyline, it kept my interest; however, put all thoughts of Stephanie Plumb and her antics out of your mind. There is no comparison. The out loud laughter factor that I always find with Stephanie is nonexistent and Nick is no Ranger!!!!

All of that said, the book is about cons and is written with creativity. I do give the ending two stars though. It was rushed and very flat. It would be a five star series with a couple of changes. A new narrator and better endings. The narrator should be one who can infuse the characters with personalities and identities. As for the endings? Continue to write with the same imagination and creativity that got us to that spot in the first place.

12 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Myth Directions

  • Myth Adventures, Book 3
  • By: Robert Asprin
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 478

The beautiful Tanda wants the Trophy - and it's up to Skeeve to get it for her. The problem is, getting it will take more than luck. It will take all Skeeve's unproven magical talents, a scaly but clever Pervect, and a charming demon not above a little interdimensional thievery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great fun to listen to, Great for commute

  • By Maryanne on 08-12-13

Championship Story

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

Reviewed: 06-23-13

The trophy goes to Asprin and Levine. Another excellent addition to this series. Asprin writes a witty story and Levine's delivery is unsurpassed.

Almost all of the gang is back and we meet a few new ones. All come together to play in the championship game to rescue Tanda and keep the trophy that she set out to steal and ended up captured for her efforts. This all takes place on the dimension of Jock that includes the towns of Vegas and Tahoe. It's a rollicking good story full of twists and turns and surprises.