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  • Drawn Together

  • By: Z. A. Maxfield
  • Narrated by: Greg Boudreaux
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357

Rory's just a simple southern boy from St. Antoine's Parish, Louisiana, but he knows what he wants - the girl of his dreams, reclusive and mysterious artist Ran Yamane. He's loved her since junior high school, and now he has the chance to meet her. He chucks everything and travels 1,500 miles to Anime Expo in Long Beach just so he can tell her. He's determined that nothing and nobody are going to stand in his way. Turns out, Ran Yamane isn't a girl, but he gets that a lot.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Almost Perfect !!!

  • By HZ on 11-16-16

Ups and Downs

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

Reviewed: 12-26-18

I've had this book sitting in my wishlist for a while now, intrigued by all it had to offer. When I resigned up for the romance package, I was thrilled to see this book. The number of LGTB romance books that DON'T deal with vampires, werewolves, bikers who are just big guys on bikes [and often only wanna show their power over someone pretty], or BDSM [cause as we all know, ALL gay relationships are BDSM] is saddening. Finding one that showed promise just from the blurb was a nice change.

Over all, I liked the story. But a few times the lack of understanding on either side annoyed me to no end. And then later on I actually yelled at the story when someone stepped in and, in my opinion, needlessly hindered the whole romance.

I understood what Rory was trying to say, and it drove me crazy to see Yamane just not get it. Sure words could be outright said, but sometimes if you hear it often enough you might pick up what's ACTUALLY being said. A lot of the Will they/Won't they was just a bit too fabricated.

Finally, while they didn't have an annoying 'instant' connection, the reason they even had a chance to start is a bit too... 'Huh?', when you look back on it. It's great that Yamane isn't sure why he does it, but that doesn't help the reader understand it other than 'I saw him and I knew he was special and I needed to know more' which is what I'm trying to escape.

Please, authors, no more Insta Love... It's annoying and unrealistic. Sure I read romance to escape total reality, but I like the love to be something I can dream about happening, not something I sigh over knowing it'll never happen.

  • Shadow Sight

  • Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective Series
  • By: E. J. Stevens
  • Narrated by: Traci Odom
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 202

Welcome to Harborsmouth, where monsters walk the streets unseen by humans...except those with second sight, like Ivy Granger. Ivy Granger's second sight is finally giving her life purpose. Ivy and her best friend Jinx may not be raking in the dough, but their psychic detective agency pays the bills - most of the time. Their only worry is the boredom of a slow day and the occasional crazy client - until a demon walks through their door. Demons are never a good sign.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A solid start.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 12-03-14

I tried

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

Reviewed: 02-02-17

I received this book in return for an honest review.

I tried to finish this. I really did. But with over 4 hours left, I found myself angry at how Ivy's best friend treated her and worse, that Ivy found it alright.

I'll admit that I struggled to get as far as I did, wanting to see it through. But, the incident angered me.


Spoiler-ish
A woman spends 9 hrs in a trance that wears her down emotionally, mentally and physically, then has to spend several hours reliving it, until she can't talk and barely sees straight. But that pales in comparison to putting together a contract with a demon for a job saving the world... That's worse. Of course.

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  • The Twenty-Sided Sorceress Series, Books 1-3

  • Justice Calling, Murder of Crows, Pack of Lies
  • By: Annie Bellet
  • Narrated by: Folly Blaine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 430
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 399

This is the omnibus of the first three books in the urban fantasy series Twenty-Sided Sorceress, collected together for the first time in one convenient volume.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most Impressive

  • By Binder38us on 05-04-16

A nice bit of Fluff for Urban Fantasy

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

Reviewed: 01-29-17

If you could sum up The Twenty-Sided Sorceress Series, Books 1-3 in three words, what would they be?

Short, Sweet, Simple

Almost 11 hrs for three books is a bit like reading a dime store paperback or a young adult book. Not what I'd expect from this.

The story isn't bad, but it's nothing special either. I'll keep at it, as I'm curious enough to want to know more.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The only moment when I had an extreme reaction was that in the first book you hear Jade swearing a fair amount. F-bombs drop all over the place. And then she uses the phrase 'Lady Bits'. I laughed and asked the book 'What? Are you joking?' as it amazed me that she could swear like a sailor, but couldn't be vulgar in that moment. A more general fade to black would have been better.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Bette Davis Club

  • By: Jane Lotter
  • Narrated by: Sue Pitkin, Tessa Marts
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,498
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,216
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,210

The morning of her niece's wedding, Margo Just drinks a double martini and contemplates the many mistakes she's made in her fifty-odd years of life. Spending three decades in love with a wonderful but unattainable man is pretty high up on her list of missteps, as is a long line of unsuccessful love affairs accompanied by a seemingly endless supply of delicious cocktails.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sharp, Clever and Elegant... and funny as hell!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 01-17-17

Worth the Tears

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

Reviewed: 01-25-17

What did you love best about The Bette Davis Club?

The story in general, honestly. Getting to know the characters, watch the story unfold and everything. It's such an interesting tale about becoming the person you were meant to be, but perhaps just takes you a bit to get there.

What did you like best about this story?

Listening to how Margo's life began and where it took her along the way. Watching how people grow and become something more.

Any additional comments?

Sometimes, we take a while to become the person we were always meant to be.

  • The Impossible Quest of Hailing a Taxi on Christmas Eve

  • By: George Saoulidis
  • Narrated by: Steve White
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

In this modern retelling of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Scrooge is looking for a taxi to get home on Christmas Eve. But he will get the ride of his life, as he is walked through his past, his present and his future to end up a changed man. Set in modern day Athens, this science-fiction version of the classic ghost story is guaranteed to bring shivers down your spine and a smile to your face.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not the Story you are expecting by the Title

  • By Ray Johnson on 04-27-18

Enjoyable Update

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

Reviewed: 01-16-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It's a quick read/listen and it's an enjoyable update to the old story. Done in a lovely modern way, with the lovely twist of the character knowing about the original.

Which character – as performed by Steve White – was your favorite?

Scrooge, of course.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. Short and sweet.

Any additional comments?

I received this book in return for an HONEST review.

  • Mad Science Institute

  • By: Sechin Tower
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Knighton, Robert Macfadden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28

Sophia "Soap" Lazarcheck is a girl genius with a knack for making robots - and for making robots explode. After her talents earn her admission into a secretive university institute, she is swiftly drawn into a conspiracy more than a century in the making. Meanwhile, and without her knowledge, her cousin Dean wages a two-fisted war of vengeance against a villainous genius and his unwashed minions. The cousins are up against murderous thugs, experimental weaponry, lizard monsters, and a nefarious doomsday device.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator Robert Macfadden Drags Story Through Mud

  • By NessaShey on 08-09-16

Loved it.

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

Reviewed: 11-14-16

If you could sum up Mad Science Institute in three words, what would they be?

Fun, Smart, Oddly Real

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

I yelled at the book a few times for jumping perspectives because I wanted to see what happened next.

Have you listened to any of Jennifer Knighton and Robert Macfadden ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I haven't.

Any additional comments?

There were a few spots where Robert Macfadden 'messed up' and they should be edited out. Otherwise, the performances were great and the story is awesome. I own the book, but do better with listening to them. And it was worth listening too.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Hounded

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,661
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,620
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,557

Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the

  • By Chris on 01-02-12

Love!

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

Reviewed: 04-25-16

I picked up this book on a whim, and boy am I glad I did. Oberon makes the books great. Along with all the rest. Can't wait to pick up more.