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  • Charcoal Tears

  • Seraph Black, Book 1
  • By: Jane Washington
  • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 445
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442

Seraph Black used to think that she was prepared for anything. She could last days without eating and she always walked away from the violent altercations with her father relatively unharmed. She survived working at the club and the drive to school every day in her mother's rust-bucket of a car...but it all changed when Noah and Cabe came bulldozing into her life, careless of the precious secrets they picked apart in their quest to take over her world. She was even less prepared for the mysterious Miro and Silas, and nothing could have prepared her for the bond. The connection.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Odd

  • By andrea on 06-03-17

Hmmm alrighty!

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

Reviewed: 01-26-19

I found this book by accident. Reading reviews for another book someone mentioned this one was better. I definitely enjoyed this book it has a great plot line. It is very well written with decent character development and I'll definitely listen to more in the series. Where I struggled is I was just as clueless to what was going on as the main character. You really don't understand a thing till twards the very end of the book. Another thing ( which is just personal preference) the main character she so very passive. The kind of girl murderers look for in pray. That kind of passivity gets under my skin. I know many people don't like the narration. I thought she suited the book well. To anyone thinking of purchasing this book good luck!

  • Nevermore

  • Crossbreed Series, Book 6
  • By: Dannika Dark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 660
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 620
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 618

Raven returns to her childhood home to rebuild her severed relationship with her father. After a long year of capturing violent criminals and thwarting assassination plots, she could use a vacation. But trouble is brewing on the home front. When Raven discovers her father is in financial peril, she's determined to set things right even if it means sacrificing her heart in the process. Meanwhile, her relationship with Christian is on shaky ground when a skeleton falls out of his closet. Will they be able to leave the past behind, or is the trust between them dead and buried?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great addition to the series

  • By Lindsey on 01-22-19

Beautiful!

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

Yet another amazingly written story by Dannika Dark and another wonderful performance by my favorite narrator Nicole Poole. I believe I'll always want more books about Keystone so I'm a little biased. This was a good coming together story for Raven and Christian. This book focuses less on keystone cases and more about the character development of Raven, Christian and Crush ( Ravens father). It's a little less action heavy but the stakes were all the same. Overall would recommend but I'm guessing if you've made it this far through the series why stop now.

  • Fallen Academy: Year One

  • By: Leia Stone
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 713
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655

When angels fell from the sky to war with the demons that ravaged Earth, their combined powers infected humanity. Now, the humans are assigned one of two fates, being either demon-gifted or angel-blessed. After wings sprout from Brielle's back at her awakening ceremony, she's sure she's an angel-blessed celestial. It's not until she sees black wings that she realizes something is terribly wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vanessa moyen is why i got this

  • By -crimsonangel08 on 10-03-18

decent YA.

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

I am an avid listener to all things fantasy. Especially if it's paranormal romance or YA. I'm here to say that this is a fun listen for anyone between 15-20 years of age. It has 2 likeable main characters and I liked the world building. I equate it to the Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. If you're looking for way more XXX and amazing writing then anything by Dannika Dark is the way to go. Again good listen and I do not regret the credit I used to purchase it.

  • Blackout

  • Crossbreed Series, Book 5
  • By: Dannika Dark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,135
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,061
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,053

After what was supposed to be a simple job, Raven and Christian uncover a sinister plot against the higher authority, and the stakes are as high as the body count. The assassins are merciless, with anyone who stands in their way becoming collateral damage. Meanwhile, Raven is still struggling to make sense of her feelings for Christian following a memory wipe. During a blackout, the city erupts into chaos. With Breed on the brink of war, Keystone has only 24 hours to complete a secret mission. Raven seeks help from the most unlikely of places, but at what cost?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So good!!

  • By Vicki on 08-15-18

Worth every minute!

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

Another dazzling read by Dannika Dark and performance by Nicole Poole. One of my favorite things about this series as well as all the rest is the character dynamic and banter. This book in particular definitely clears some things up with Shepherd which is great. I'm still waiting to learn more about Gem, Niko, Claude, and Blue. Learning more about Raven and Christians relationship development is the reason I draw breath in this life 😉 besides all that the book has an interesting plot that kept me on the edge of my seat. Can't wait for the next!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Court of Frost and Starlight

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Amanda Leigh Cobb
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,956
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,951

Months after the explosive events in A Court of Wings and Ruin, Feyre, Rhys, and their companions are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can't keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated - scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bring Jennifer Ikeda back

  • By Lori on 05-03-18

A definite recommendation!

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

I don't usually buy the smaller books attached to a main series ( the 1.5s 2.5s ect.) but I did this time! This book is all about rebuilding what was lost in the last major battle. It's absolutely up lifting and gives some much wanted background details into the other characters life. This series as well as Throne of Glass are among my favorites, well written characters and worlds. But I still have to admit I absolutely hate her sister Nesta! Hopefully in the books to come I will appreciate her more.

  • Slumber

  • Beauty Never Dies Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: J.L. Weil
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly, Gary Furlong
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

There is no such thing as happily ever after. Everything Charlotte Winston thought she knew has been thrown out the window. From the moment she opens her eyes, the world she remembered ceases to exist, and in its place is a post-apocalyptic realm filled with unimaginable dangers. And one very smoking hot guy who has an uncanny ability to make her blood sing, then boil in a blink of an eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent YA Paranormal Fantasy!

  • By Adriana B on 02-24-18

Conflicting thoughts

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

Reviewed: 03-04-18

Overall the book is enjoyable. It's a light and easy listen. The story is easily followed. I really enjoyed the world building, a chemical mist covered the earth changing the land and everything around it, including humans. No one knows the extent of the mist and its ever changing characteristics. Or who created it! Where I had a problem is with the main character. Typical rich kid stuck up girly teenager and love interest dark and mysterious hot guy. All the girls fawn over him but he only has eyes for the one girl he can't bring himself to actually commit to. I had my eyes rolling for most of the romance. intriguing story, middle school romance!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Insidious

  • The Marked Mage Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Victoria Evers
  • Narrated by: Jennifer O'Donnell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468

Since moving to Mystic Harbor, Maine, I've made it my life's mission to avoid Reese Blackburn at all costs. Sure, he has cheekbones that could cut glass, not to mention bedroom eyes that could melt any girl into a puddle on the floor. Too bad that doesn't change the fact he's completely stab-worthy. When a fun night out on the town turns deadly, I quickly discover the quaint little hamlet of Mystic Harbor houses more than sandy beaches and adorable B&Bs. Beneath the New England charm rests a world where shifters, demons, vampires, and angelic hunters all vie for power.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome series start!!

  • By Leyla on 10-24-17

Unexpected

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

Reviewed: 02-18-18

So, I very much chose this book on a whim. I have to say I'm not disappointed! The book definitely has your typical " teenage girl whos unexpectedly brought into a world she knows nothing about and becomes the center of it all." there is action, adventure, mystery, and a hint of romance. Wether your 15 or 30 years old this book has something everyone will like. The writing is well done, sometimes with YA paranormal books the writing isn't all that great. Not this book. I also loved some of the clever one liners the characters said, the characters were all well rounded and flushed out. Last but not least the narration was fantastic.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Bitten

  • Once Bitten, Twice Shy, Book 1
  • By: Noelle Marie
  • Narrated by: Sarah Mollo-Christensen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240

Bastian had to have been the most handsome man that Katherine had ever met. It really was unfortunate that he was also the most stubborn, controlling, downright infuriating jackass she'd ever known as well. Oh, and there was the fact that he was a werewolf - a werewolf who has bitten her. Sixteen-year-old Katherine Mayes had never believed in mythological creatures like werewolves or mermaids - certainly not those sparkly vampires that her friend Abby was obsessed with.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm still a unsure about this book.

  • By S. Gering on 06-30-17

Over all enjoyable.

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

Reviewed: 02-15-18

I'm going to start off by saying I listened to this book non stop... Not joking, I started and finished the book in one day. With books like these I love world and character building. Really getting to know the inner workings of the relationships between people and pack/ political dynamics. This book had all that going for it and it was an easy read. Where I struggled is that I believe the main character never quite learned from her mistakes. Her inability to read social situations and needing everything spelled out for her. The teenage " I can take care of myself!" was getting old. The alpha never realized he was being an over baring ass. There was an extreme lack of communication on everyones part, like Hello has anyone ever heard of a cell phone! Before she got bitten did she really not have a life to where her loved ones wouldn't go looking for her?? Also the whole situation with Cane at the very end was a big surprise and not a good one. He totally could have come into the story as a bad guy much sooner, the ending of Bastians back storyline wouldn't have been so abrupt. Aaaaaaand I didn't even get the satisfaction of hearing him die!

  • Tower of Dawn

  • A Throne of Glass Novel
  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 22 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,592
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,250

Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the king of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken. His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica - the stronghold of the southern continent's mighty empire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What's Chaol been up to?

  • By Anonymous User on 09-13-17

Worth Reading.

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

Reviewed: 12-31-17

I really debated listening to this book. The Throne of Glass series is one of my all time favorite ( I even have the coloring book). But I was a tad disappointed when I found out that this book centers on Chaol, who was not my fave character by the end of the last book. I do have to say I have changed my mind about him. Chaol is much more of a complex character than I originally gave him credit for. I truly like him soooo much better after listening to this book. I enjoyed the introduction of new characters and how some old characters who were introduced in previous books now have a stronger role in what us to come. I can't wait to listen to the next book, the anticipation is already killing me.

  • Keystone

  • Crossbreed Series, Book 1
  • By: Dannika Dark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,729
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,507
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,492

When the road forks, how do you know which path is the right one? Raven Black hunts evildoers for fun, but her vigilante justice isn't the only reason she's hiding from the law. Half vampire, half mage, she's spent years living as a rogue to stay alive. When a Russian shifter offers her a job in his covert organization hunting outlaws, dignity and a respectable career are finally within her grasp.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • And she did it again! Another fantastic book.

  • By Gracie on 02-08-17

And she did it again! Another fantastic book.

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

Reviewed: 02-08-17

What I really loved about this book is the fact that it dove more into the world around the characters. I got the chance to get to know a little about each breed and their characteristics, even listening to some I've never heard of before. I believe this book would be a good first book to read going into the series blind. And as for the narrator Nicole Poole is my absolute favorite narrator ever!

31 of 35 people found this review helpful