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  • Double Play

  • A Nadia Stafford Novella
  • By: Kelley Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Vivienne Leheny
  • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Life is good for lodge owner and sometime-hit woman Nadia Stafford - a couple of dogs, a job she takes satisfaction in, and the man she loves at her side as they literally build a home together. It's as close to normal as a pair of contract killers can get. Jack knows that sometimes being very, very good at what you do can be very, very bad - for those around him. He's gone to great lengths to keep his past from catching up with Nadia. He also knows it's only a matter of time....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By Yvonne Armstrong on 12-14-17

My Introduction into Nadia's World

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

I received a free copy of this audio book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This novella is technically book 3.5 in the Nadia Stafford series, but it was my first time reading one of the books in the series. I really enjoyed the story: two hit men trying to live normal lives...or as normal as they can. Even though I didn't know anything about previous stories, there was enough background that I connected with the characters. I wanted to know what would happen next. And, the conclusion is very exciting! The voice actor was great! I like the very distinct voices for each character done by one narrator. Very entertaining to listen to.

  • The Silver Thread

  • The Annika Brisby Series, Volume 2
  • By: Emigh Cannaday
  • Narrated by: Nick Cracknell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165

Talvi Marinossian has slain maenads and fought off vampire attacks, but nothing has prepared him for getting involved with one of these forbidden "modern girls". When he finally tracks down Annika it's obvious that she's changed since her recent adventure in his homeland. It's also clear that she's not ready to embrace the next chapter in her life. He tries to persuade her to open up to him, but she finds it difficult since he won't even explain how he earns a living.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Adventures in Paris

  • By Sheri M. on 03-30-17

Back to Reality

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

Reviewed: 05-09-17

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

This book picks up where the first book ended. Annika is depressed by being thrown back into the real world where no one believes her story. Talvi crosses worlds to find her. Very romantic gesture!

Annika's personality still drives me crazy but I had come to expect that with the first book. It's annoying that one moment she's all over Talvi and the next she's accusing him of being unfaithful...again.

But I really did enjoy this book. The voice acting is incredible. The story is great and kept my interest. I especially like the scene with "the song." The entire time in Paris was...interesting. Don't want to give anything away. And I liked that we get to see Talvi's family again and learn more about his background.

And it's another cliffhanger! I can't wait to read the third book to find out what happens.

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  • The Flame and the Arrow

  • The Annika Brisby Series, Volume 1
  • By: Emigh Cannaday
  • Narrated by: Nick Cracknell
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 387
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 357

Aspiring rock star Annika Brisby thinks she knows where her life is going until she steps through a broken portal that leaves her stranded in a fae-filled realm of fairies, shapeshifter druids, psychic vampires, and other mythical beings. Unable to return until it's repaired, she's rescued by wood nymphs who believe her sudden arrival is no accident. After being taken in by a prominent family of elves, Annika finds herself struggling to resist the seductive spell of their youngest son, Talvi.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT Story, GREAT Narrator!!!

  • By Melodie Luckett on 01-21-17

The Prince and his Bumblebee

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

Reviewed: 03-24-17

I received this audiobook free from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed this love story across dimensions when a human accidentally travels through a portal and gets stuck in a fantasy world. I like that Annika isn't always the most levelheaded character. She gets jealous and makes rash decisions. That made her seem more human in this book full of fantasy creatures. And I love the "bumblebee" quote and gradual explanation.

The narrator was great! There were some parts, particularly when one of the vampires was speaking, where the narration seemed off. It would catch my attention and deter a little from the overall flow of the story.

The ending was great and I can't wait to read the next book!

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