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  • Blood Prophecy

  • Witch Fairy, Book 2
  • By: Bonnie Lamer
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

The Fairy mercenaries may be back in their own realm, but the Witches still want Xandra dead. Fearing an ancient prophecy, the Witches are determined to keep Xandra from destroying the world. Still new to her magical powers, she must learn to use her Witch magic in order to protect herself and those she loves. Now, if only she can get her magic to cooperate. Once again, Xandra is tasked with determining who is friend and who is foe as she faces this new threat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome can't wait to read the next one

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-21-18

Couldn't get through it!

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

Reviewed: 07-22-14

I tried for about 2 hrs hoping it would get better, that something,anything would happen and it would pick up, but no such luck and I had to give up. It's was mainly inner dialogue and I don't remember the first one feeling so tedious. I cannot recommend.

  • Anew

  • The Archers of Avalon, Book 1
  • By: Chelsea Fine
  • Narrated by: Carla Capretto
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 62

Sometimes love is meant to be. But sometimes...love is the death of you. Fans of The Vampire Diaries and Once Upon a Time will fall head over heels for the desperate characters and endless mysteries in Anew!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story, but....

  • By Tamela S. Elliott on 09-25-13

For very young adults

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

Reviewed: 09-21-13

I read the hype about it and ordered it as soon as it came out. This book did not hold my attention and I'll be returning it. I normally like YA but this was too young - maybe for a 14 year old. I will not be continuing the series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Whispers at Moonrise

  • Shadow Falls, Book 4
  • By: C. C. Hunter
  • Narrated by: Katie Schorr
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 543
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548

Even at a camp for supernatural teens, Kylie Galen has never been normal. Not only can she see ghosts, but she doesn’t seem to belong to any one species - she exhibits traits from them all. As Kylie struggles to unlock the secrets of her identity, she begins to worry that Lucas will never be able to accept her for what she is, and what she isn’t…a werewolf. With his pack standing in their way, Kylie finds herself turning more and more to Derek, the only person in her life who’s willing to accept the impossible.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Ashley on 09-21-13

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 09-21-13

This was a dissapointing fourth book - nothing really happens the first 2/3 of the book and was quite boring and listening to all of the mundane details and filler inner dialogue of Kylee was annoying - it was apparent the author was trying to stretch the series out and didn't have enough material. It was so bad that I'm not going to take a risk on the 5th book in case it's no better. The narrator does a good job, but couldn't save the boring book. I do not recommend it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Tall, Dark, and Dead

  • By: Tate Hallaway
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,039
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 939
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 938

Recovering witch Garnet Lacey owns Wisconsin's premier occult bookstore. And a fringe benefit of the job is getting customers like Sebastian Von Traum - piercing brown eyes, a sexy accent, and a killer body. The only thing missing is an aura. Which means he's dead. And that means trouble - something Garnet's a sucker for....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Tall, Dark, Dead & Poorly Edited

  • By Amy J on 08-11-13

Narrator was the only good part

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

Reviewed: 06-17-13

The narrator was great as usual, but I found the book almost boring and plotless - I finished it, but only barely. A very forgetable read, I won't be getting the others in the series.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Edge of Never

  • By: J. A. Redmerski
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,098
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,102

Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett thought she knew exactly where her life was going. But after a wild night at the hottest club in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, she shocks everyone - including herself - when she decides to leave the only life she's ever known and set out on her own. Grabbing her purse and her cell phone, Camryn boards a Greyhound bus ready to find herself. Instead, she finds Andrew Parrish.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I never give reviews but WOW.....

  • By Jordy ♡♡♡♡ on 04-18-13

Too Slow-Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 06-17-13

I bought this after seeing all of the good reviews, but I was disappointed. It's a long book, and not much happens until the end. It's very drawn out and too slow for my tastes - it didn't hold my interest.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Beg

  • A Radical New Way of Regarding Animals
  • By: Rory Freedman
  • Narrated by: Rory Freedman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 13

So many of us call ourselves animal lovers and worship our dogs and cats - but we could be using that love as a force for helping all animals. Beg is a battle cry on their behalf, as well as an inspirational, empowering guide to what we can do to help them. With the same no-nonsense tone that made Skinny Bitch a multi-million copy success, Beg galvanizes us to change our choices and actions, and to love animals in a radical new way.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I thought...

  • By Ashley on 05-17-13

Not what I thought...

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

Reviewed: 05-17-13

The description is kind of vague, I thought this would be a nice animal story... It's not, it's just the author trying to educate people on the importance of spaying and rescuing vs buying, etc. Sure the premise is good, but for educated and responsible dog owners such as myself (and the author), it's nothing we don't know so it's quite boring. Please note I stopped at a little over an hour once she moved on to animal testing as I didn't care to hear more things I already knew about...

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Anita

  • By: Keith Roberts
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 462
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 466

Meet Anita Thompson: she's young, she's lovely, she's clever, and she's a witch. A real one. Anita lives in two worlds: the modern world of supermarkets and sports cars, radio and rock-and-roll, where she is a thoroughly modern girl with a thoroughly modern interest in boys and fast living and her own independence. But she also lives in the ancient and rustic world of traditions, cauldrons, and familiars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I would buy you this book! (if i could afford too)

  • By troy on 05-20-12

Awful

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

Reviewed: 03-07-13

I suffered through a few chapters and then returned it. It's very strange - like an old fashioned book of children's short stories without any sort of character development...

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,523
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,551
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37,553

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me...

  • By Kristin on 08-30-12

Mixed Feelings

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

Reviewed: 09-03-12

First of all, the narrator reads very fast, I had to change the audiobook setting on my ipod to slow - it made the voices a little distorted, but at least the rhythm was more normal then.

The book was original and grabbed my interest toward the very end, but I don't know if it was worth it because of how long it took to even start to get to the interesting part, even then, events unfolded very slowly.

16 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Fifty Shades of Grey

  • Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32,407
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27,491
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28,123

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I can't believe I bought ths

  • By Jayson on 06-03-12

Wasn't Impressed

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

Reviewed: 05-21-12

What was most disappointing about E L James’s story?

I don't understand how this is a bestseller! After reading reviews elsewhere (too bad it was after I bought this book), I see it's a piece of fanfiction! I can't say I'm surprised. The editing seems to be non-existant, it has an underdeveloped plot and characters, and the sex scenes, while graphic, somehow managed to fall flat.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Fifty Shades of Grey?

I would LOVE to play editor, as I don't think this book had one!! She says "Oh my!" "Holy crap!" or uses the word "clamber" way too much. They are always clambering into a car or clambering out of bed or clambering up the steps... very strange and it drove me crazy.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Entwined

  • By: Heather Dixon
  • Narrated by: Mandy Williams
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 160

Azalea is trapped. Just when she should feel that everything is before her... beautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancing... it's taken away. All of it. The Keeper understands. He's trapped, too, held for centuries within the walls of the palace. And so he extends an invitation. Every night, Azalea and her eleven sisters may step through the enchanted passage in their room to dance in his silver forest. But there is a cost.....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Re-telling

  • By Doha on 07-12-11

For younger readers

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

Reviewed: 10-11-11

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I didn't realize this was more of a kids book - I would think for a girl in middle school...