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Chelsea Carruthers

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  • Hela Takes a Holiday

  • Christmas Wishes, Book 1
  • By: Rebekah Lewis
  • Narrated by: Jane Rothschild
  • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

It's lonely being the queen of the dead. Hela longs for a life among the living and a chance at love. When Loki grants her wish, she's elated...only to discover later that even a trickster god's daughter isn't safe from his deceit. How can she learn to adapt to life on Midgard if her presence disrupts the balance of life and death? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By audra dryer on 02-07-19

Truly Enjoyed!

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

Spoilers ahead! Really cute and feel-good tale to spend an evening enjoying. Superb writing with lots of clever humor. Loved learning about Hela as previously I knew nothing of her. My only complaint is that I want more! I would love to learn more about Hela and Bjorn’s life together. Highly recommend!

  • Ascension: Volume I, Part I

  • By: Yolanda Hatcher
  • Narrated by: Anne-Marie Agbodji, Jason Clarke, Amanda Leigh Cobb, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Eleven years of Parker Stevens' life have gone by in the mental institution due to the murders he’d committed when he was 15. He is finally released and meets her. She awakens a power within his very being. Luna is trapped. She lives with the man who kidnapped her as a child and subsequently raised her. Now, she’s his lover, a role she is forced to portray and to accept. However, it doesn’t stop her from hating his guts. She remains because she is indebted; but then she meets Parker, the man’s nephew, and starts to want something...for herself...for once.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narration is SOO good!

  • By Jessie on 01-10-19

Decent start to a new series

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

First of all I want to praise the audio production. Very well done by all, and I particularly enjoyed Ms. Cobb as she is a favorite narrator of mine. Luna and Parker’s voices were well done and convincing.

Second, I want to state that I wasn’t quite sure what to expect with this book and I was previously unfamiliar with the author. I was pleasantly surprised. The first third of the book I do think could have used a bit more fleshing out, more time to learn the characters before they are thrust into a totally new setting. Major case of insta-love but I think after finishing that there is a probable reason for that. In any case, by the end I was sad to finish and not have more. I will definitely be looking forward to the next installment, and hoping for a longer story.

  • The Iron Flower

  • Black Witch Chronicles Series, Book 2
  • By: Laurie Forest
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 669
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 626
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 620

Elloren Gardner and her friends were only seeking to right a few wrongs when they rescued a Selkie and freed a military dragon. The last thing they expected was to be thrust into a realm-wide underground resistance against Gardnerian conquest. While the Resistance struggles to fight back against the harsh rulings of the Mage Council, more and more Gardnerian soldiers descend upon the University…led by none other than Lukas Grey, now commander of the nearby military base. Though Elloren tries to keep him at arm's length, Lukas is determined to tie himself to her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I NEED the next book!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-23-18

Absolute perfection

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

This sequel was absolutely nonstop from the first page! So good. So much angst. Can’t wait for the next installment.

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  • Midnight at the Satyr Inn

  • The Cursed Satyroi, Book 1.5
  • By: Rebekah Lewis
  • Narrated by: Gerry Hughes
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Strange things are happening at The Aegean Inn. Rumors of mysterious flute music and a horned shadow caught on camera inspire London to spend a night and see if there is truth to the hype. What she finds isn't a ghost, but something much more erotic. Cursed into an immortal life, Jacen isn't prepared when London checks in to the B&B he and his fellow satyrs are running. For the first time in centuries, Jacen's willing to break the rules for a woman. Can London handle his secret, or is she a threat to the existence of all satyrs?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Midnight at the Inn

  • By trixie on 05-24-16

Fun, quick listen!

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

If you’re wanting a a quick listen to enjoy before bed or on a drive then give this a go! It was surprisingly funny and cute. I really enjoyed the couple and would definitely read a much longer story about them if available.

  • 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 2,120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,959
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,954

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

Perfect

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

This was the perfect taste of life in Velaris for Feyre, before the series starts it’s new direction (whatever that may be). Definitely a feel good read and made my little fan girl heart soar. As always, excellent performance by Amanda Lee Cobb.

  • Darkfever

  • Fever, Book 1
  • By: Karen Marie Moning
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,107
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,939
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,943

MacKayla Lane's life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she's your perfectly ordinary 21st-century woman. Or so she thinks...until something extraordinary happens.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Stick with it!

  • By Dana on 01-27-11

Barrons

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

Reviewed: 03-10-17

The accent for Barrons is atrocious. Otherwise very good. One of my favorite books, ready for the next one.

  • Shadow of Night

  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,421
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,871
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,860

Picking up from A Discovery of Witches’ cliffhanger ending, Shadow of Night takes Diana and Matthew on a trip through time to Elizabethan London, where they are plunged into a world of spies, magic, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the School of Night. As the search for Ashmole 782 deepens and Diana seeks out a witch to tutor her in magic, the net of Matthew’s past tightens around them, and they embark on a very different - and vastly more dangerous - journey.   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended, however....

  • By J. Lunsford on 07-15-12

Excellent book, but…

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

Reviewed: 03-08-17

I'm huge fan of the series and have read it through several times. This is my first time listening to it. I have enjoyed the narrator's performance overall. But the Mel Brooks accent for Jewish characters is horribly done. Not all Jewish people sound like Mel Brooks, especially ones living in Prague that speak German.