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  • Feversong

  • By: Karen Marie Moning
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione, Amanda Leigh Cobb
  • Length: 16 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,611
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,480
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,470

MacKayla Lane and Jericho Barrons return in the epic conclusion to the pulse-pounding Fever series, where a world thrown into chaos grows more treacherous at every turn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great way to end the series!

  • By S. Williams on 01-23-17

Story and Narration are Awesome

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

Reviewed: 01-19-17

What made the experience of listening to Feversong the most enjoyable?

I was a big fan of the previous two narrators and was upset at first that they didn't return to do this book. BUT, all that changed after the first chapter. I was lost in the characters and a huge part of that was due to the amazing narration by Jim and Amanda.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Feversong?

Dani and Dancer. I don't want to share more because I don't want to spoil it.

What about Jim Frangione and Amanda Leigh Cobb ’s performance did you like?

As I mentioned above, these two did AMAZING! I've been a fan of Jim and his work on J.R. Wards books and this was the first time I've listened to Amanda. I think she did a GREAT job! I would listen to more books with them for sure!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Never the Sidekick, always the Hero.

Any additional comments?

If you are a fan of the Fever Series, you will not be disappointed in this novel. Yes, it is the final of the series but there are so many open ended storylines that I truly believe there are possibilities of spin off books.

I just hope we don't have to wait an entire year for each one to be published.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Shades of Gray

  • A KGI Novel, Book 6
  • By: Maya Banks
  • Narrated by: Adam Paul
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 562
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563

P. J. and Cole were sharpshooting rivals on the same KGI team and enjoyed a spirited, uncomplicated camaraderie. Until the night they gave in to their desires and suddenly took their relationship one step further. In the aftermath of their one-night stand, they're called out on a mission that goes terribly wrong, and P. J. walks away from KGI, resolved not to drag her teammates into the murky shadows she’s poised to delve into.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed by the change of narrator.

  • By Alisa on 12-31-12

New Narrator almost ruined the story

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

Reviewed: 10-10-15

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator made all the men sound nasally and similar. Not enough emotion when reading the more intimate scenes.

  • Son of No One

  • Dark-Hunter, Book 23
  • By: Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 919
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 858
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 860

It’s not easy being life’s own personal joke, but Josette Landry has made an unstable peace with the beast. Life will continue to throw every bad thing it has at her, and she will continue to not put her head in an oven. But that’s okay. That which doesn’t kill her will just require a few hours of mental insanity. Completely down on her luck, Josette takes a job with a local paranormal group as a photographer and camerawoman. Yeah, they’re even crazier than she is. The only paranormal thing she believes in is the miracle that keeps her rusted out hoopty running.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another satisfying Dark Hunter/ Demon Chaser book.

  • By Teresa on 09-05-14

Ugh, waiting for something new.

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

Reviewed: 09-30-14

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I've read all of the Dark-Hunter novels and I've noticed over the past three years I am getting bored with the storyline, lost in the characters and often put the book down for a couple days instead of binge reading it like I do with many other books. Was it time well-spent...I guess since I view this book as a filler book but I won't reread it for a long while.

Would you ever listen to anything by Sherrilyn Kenyon again?

Yes, I believe she will publish another good book someday. Hopefully sooner rather than later.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Holter Graham?

Yes, I enjoy listening to Holter Graham. That being said, I wish he was consistent with the voices throughout all the novels. He has done enough of these books that he should be consistent. The only voice that is the same though out the novels is Simi's (and maybe the women's voices as he doesn't change any of them really)

Was Son of No One worth the listening time?

If you are invested in the Dark-Hunter novels I would say yes...but if you have not ever read one before DON'T START WITH THIS ONE!

  • Possession

  • A Novel of the Fallen Angels, Book 5
  • By: J.R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Eric Dove
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,068
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 979
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 980

When Cait Douglass resolves to get over her broken heart, throw off her inhibitions, and start really living, she's unprepared for the two sensual men who cross her path. Torn between them, she doesn't know which to choose - or what kind of dire consequences could follow. Jim Heron, fallen angel and reluctant savior, is ahead in the war, but he puts everything at risk when he seeks to make a deal with the devil - literally.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely a Game Changer

  • By Katheryne on 10-17-13

I struggle with this series

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

Reviewed: 10-14-13

After falling in love with the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by JR Ward I eagerly began to read The Fallen Angels series hoping it would grab me just like BDB. But that just isn't the case. I've read each book in the series and each time I it is like pulling teeth to get through them. Typically I binge read (listen) to books but not these. They tend to take at least a week for me to get through and when I finish I feel a sense of relief.

Needless to say, this series is a HUGE struggle for me to get through and Possession was no different. Yes, the story is interesting and has a unique twist...but there if just *something* missing for me.

If you love the BDB series as I do don't assume this series and book are the same. They just aren't the same.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Styxx

  • Dark-Hunter, Book 22
  • By: Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 31 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,713
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,587
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,586

Centuries ago Acheron saved the human race by imprisoning an ancient evil bent on absolute destruction. Now that evil has been unleashed and it is out for revenge. As the twin to Acheron, Styxx hasn’t always been on his brother's side. They've spent more centuries going at each other's throats than protecting their backs. Now Styxx has a chance to prove his loyalty to his brother, but only if he's willing to trade his life and future for Acheron's.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Devastating Story about making assumptions.

  • By L. JACOX on 09-07-13

Three sides to every story

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

Reviewed: 09-12-13

Wow, if you have read the Dark-Hunter series you know about the horrible pre-God life of Acheron, but you don't really know about his brother Styxx. You only know what Ach thought or was told to think.

Remember, there are always three sides to every story, yours, theirs, and the truth somewhere in the middle. This is Styxx story which is full of sadness and cruelty.

Bring a kleenex as you listen because from beginning to end this is a tear jerker.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Eve of Darkness

  • A Marked Novel, Book 1
  • By: Sylvia Day
  • Narrated by: Jill Redfield
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 401

Years ago, Evangeline Hollis spent a blistering night with a darkly seductive man she can’t forget. But that evening of addictive pleasure has become a disaster of biblical proportions: She’s been branded with the Mark of Cain. Now Eve is thrust into a world where sinners are marked and drafted to kill demons. Her former one-night stand, Cain, is now her mentor - and his equally sexy brother Abel is her new boss.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Could NOT turn the book off!!!!!

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-21-13

Interesting Story but hard to hear

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

Reviewed: 05-19-13

This is a very interesting story on an old classic. It kept me entertained the whole way through. But, I had a very hard time hearing the lower register voice of the narrator. Even with my noise canceling headphones I had to turn the volume up almost all the way to hear the mens voice but that in turn made the womens voice super loud!

  • Poison Princess

  • Arcana Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Kresley Cole
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin, Keith Nobbs
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,023
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,022

She could save the world - or destroy it. Sixteen-year-old Evangeline 'Evie' Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future - and they're still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux. But she can't do either alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great new series (for teens and adults too!)

  • By Marc on 10-09-12

Can't wait for the next book

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

Reviewed: 11-14-12

I've been a fan of Kresley Cole for many years. When I saw she wrote a YA novel I wasn't sure I wanted to read it because YA is not my thing. But I decided to give it a chance and I LOVED THE BOOK! The story is amazing, intriguing, and left me wanting more. You won't be disappointed if you spend your credit on this book ;)

6 of 7 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 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31,001
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26,235
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26,862

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Fifty Shades of Bad Writing

  • By Susan on 05-04-12

Can't get past the narration

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

Reviewed: 09-14-12

I purchased the first and last book of this series on Audible before I had listened to the sample of the book. When I finally did try to listen to the book I couldn't get past the narration. Becca Battoe sounds like a little girl and it felt sick and wrong to listen to her talk about Gray touching her "down there".

I ended up purchasing these books to read on my nook and joyed it much more.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Bearers of the Black Staff

  • By: Terry Brooks
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021

Five hundred years have passed since the devastating demon-led war that tore apart the United States, leaving nothing but scorched and poisoned ruins, and nearly exterminating humankind. Those who escaped the carnage and blight were led to sanctuary by the boy savior known as the Hawk - the gypsy morph. In an idyllic valley, its borders warded by powerful magic against the horrors beyond, humans, Elves, and mutants alike found a place they believed would be their home forever.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Reuse

  • By Cory on 09-14-10

Boring...

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

Reviewed: 09-14-12

I listen to a LOT of audiobooks. My profession allows for me to work and listen to audiobooks at the same time. I need a book that is going to keep my attention and entertain me. Usually, I finish a 13 hour book in a day and a half...this one is only 13.5 hours and I am on my fifth day listening to it and I am only 1/2 of the way through. It is so terribly boring!

As for the narration, I actually really enjoy the way Phil Gigante narrates so that was the best part for me.

IMHO:Save your credits and borrow this book from the library.

  • An Echo in the Bone

  • A Novel
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 45 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,552
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,727
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,684

Jamie Fraser knows from his time-traveling wife Claire that, no matter how unlikely it seems, America will win the Revolutionary War. But that truth offers little solace, since Jamie realizes he might find himself pointing a weapon directly at his own son - a young officer in the British army. And Jamie isn't the only one with a tormented soul - for Claire may know who wins the conflict, but she certainly doesn't know whether or not her beloved Jamie survives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read all of Gabaldon's stuff before this one

  • By Charles on 10-17-09

Never Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 05-14-12

I have listened to this book at least 4 times since I purchased it. I can just not get enough of Jaime and Clair. Plus, Davina Porter is one of the best Narrators I have listened to and I listen to a LOT of books.

The book is classic Diana Gabaldon style (love, adventure, tension, war, death), however, it seemed to me like the last 2 hours of the book were a whirlwind of activity and ended with a cliff hanger. Frustrating since it usually takes her 2-3 years to write a book.

However, I do recommend the book HIGHLY! Start with Outlander and work your way to Echo...you will LOVE IT!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful