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  • Barely Bewitched

  • Southern Witch, Book 2
  • By: Kimberly Frost
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

When Tammy Jo's misfiring magic attracts the attention of the World Association of Magic, a wand-wielding wizard and a menacing fire warlock show up to train her for a dangerous, mandatory challenge. But is there more to their arrival than they claim? The town comes unglued when a curse leads to a toxic spill of pixie dust, and the doors between the human and faerie worlds begin to open.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please Create the next Kimberly Frost book 3+

  • By Stacey on 05-06-16

a good read but no storyline progression

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

Reviewed: 10-14-15

What disappointed you about Barely Bewitched?

There was almost two pointless advancement to the story progression.
The first, elf heritage and zack's understanding. everything else in the story was meaningless and lend no important to the story.

Would you ever listen to anything by Kimberly Frost again?

not sure

Have you listened to any of Amy Rubinate’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

no. the MC didn't truly suffer any emotional consequences. one house lost and one house gained. two love interest still remains.

Any additional comments?

Despite everything the story isn't too boring and enjoyable if you are not looking for progression.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Vacant

  • Mindspace Investigations, Book 4
  • By: Alex Hughes
  • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260

Nothing ruins a romantic evening like a brawl with lowlifes - especially when one of them later turns up dead and my date, Detective Isabella Cherabino, is the number one suspect. My history with the Atlanta PD on both sides of the law makes me an unreliable witness, so while Cherabino is suspended, I'm paying my bills by taking an FBI gig. I've been hired to play telepathic bodyguard for Tommy, the 10-year-old son of a superior court judge in Savannah presiding over the murder trial of a mob-connected mogul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent! Good plot and superb narration!

  • By Bunty on 12-06-14

struggling to get thru first 5 mins

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

Reviewed: 12-02-14

no new character development. 58mins in and I am wondering if I should continue. 4 books now and the character is still a weak addict. no backbone. the ending is predictable. The narrator is good but a bit dry. I thinking of dropping this series.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Rift Walker

  • Vampire Empire, Book 2
  • By: Clay Griffith, Susan Griffith
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 645
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608

Set in a postapocalyptic world, this tale of courage, sacrifice, and heroism takes place against the backdrop of an age of steam and rational humanism, where the social elite have rejected religion and spiritualism as nothing more than quaint superstition. Brutal Vampire Clans rule half the world, keeping human herds for food, and Princess Adele, heir to the throne of Equatoria, is faced with grim choices. War is imminent and her marriage to the odious Senator Clark of America will cement an alliance uniting the Equatorian Empire and the American Republic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Buzzy and Marsters Hit Another Homerun!

  • By Roberta on 03-30-13

unbalanced characters.

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

Reviewed: 10-25-14

greyfriar at this point really serves no purpose. What does he bring to the table? good-looks & charm? What I am trying to get across is the empress's stats over shadow greyfriar. They are no longer an even match. Ultimate weapon on side and tormented vampire on the other.

There are good points in this story. It is an excellent continuation of the first book. although, in the first book, the MCs were better balanced.

  • Stealing Phoenix

  • Benedict Brothers Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Joss Stirling
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

What do you do when your soul mate turns out to be a thief? Steal her, of course. Phoenix was raised within the Community, a gang of thieves with paranormal powers, under the control of a harsh master known as the Seer. The notion that there's a soul mate out there for every person with a paranormal gift is mere myth in Phoenix's world. That is until the Seer gives Phoenix the details of her next target, Yves Benedict. He's more than just her next victim, he is her destiny. To be together,

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Almost Great.

  • By wolflaze on 10-25-14

Almost Great.

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

Reviewed: 10-25-14

Would you try another book from Joss Stirling and/or Lucy Price-Lewis?

Yes, I would

Would you recommend Stealing Phoenix to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes and no. yes, the world created is great but the main plot is flawed

Any additional comments?

The main plot hinged on the main female character's poor and naive choice to escape her intended which was the start of all the problems. There was no great harm to her at that point, so why escape? pointless and naive. a different plot with the same characters would make a better story.

I dub her street-wise to the point of being naive.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Would-be Witch

  • A Southern Witch Novel
  • By: Kimberly Frost
  • Narrated by: Mandy Siegfried
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 305
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 178

The family magic seems to have skipped over Tammy Jo Trask. All she gets are a few untimely visits from long-dead, smart-mouthed family ghost Edie. But when her locket-an heirloom that happens to hold Edie's soul-is stolen in the midst of a town-wide crime spree, it's time for Tammy to find her inner witch.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What a Fun Read! 1 thing UPSET me...

  • By Lisa on 12-27-12

a decent read

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

Reviewed: 04-21-14

What did you like best about Would-be Witch? What did you like least?

best thing about would be that it attempted something different from the norm in paranormal romance.

Sadly that did not holdout until the end. At one point I thought the whole story was about the locket, god knows the MC only cared about that.

Many points were brought up and left unresolved. Like wow she can use magic now. what triggered it? It was rushed in some parts and slow too many areas.

Yes, I know we cant a expect all the answers to fall into our lap in the first book but come on.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I would enhance the MC. like come on, I will not be giving the crazy doctor and homicidal lyons a free ride. Give us a MC that doesn't turn out to have drawing the wrong conclusion as usually and then reveal it at the end. And would someone be really worrying about a list with 30 werewolves out to get you? I understand the need to avoid her seeming like a damsel but where is her common sense? I would give her some spine to deal with the things that matter like knocking down that ex-husband a couple of notches.

Have you listened to any of Mandy Siegfried’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first performance by Mandy Siegfried I have heard, and It was enjoyable despite the book's shortcomings

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No.