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  • Custard Protocol, Book 3
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302

All alone in Singapore, proper Miss Primrose Tunstell must steal helium to save her airship, the Spotted Custard, in a scheme involving a lovesick werecat and a fake fish tail. When she uncovers rumors of a new kind of vampire, Prim and the Custard crew embark on a mission to Peru. There, they encounter airship pirates and strange atmospheric phenomena, and are mistaken for representatives of the Spanish Inquisition. Forced into extreme subterfuge (and some rather ridiculous outfits) Prim must also answer three of life's most challenging questions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful!

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-28-18

Don't care for Prim's love story

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

I usually like Gail's books but Prim's love story is a disappointment. Don 't care for it. Wish the author would stick to her style of the Souless Series and the Finishing School Series.

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  • Awaken the Darkness

  • Immortal Guardians Series, Book 8
  • By: Dianne Duvall
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 683
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 680

He awakens encapsulated in dirt with no knowledge of how he came to be there. Riddled with injuries, he can remember neither his past nor who he is. Nor can he remember what he is. But surely no mortal man could survive being buried deep beneath the earth. All he knows with certainty is that the soothing voice and presence of the woman moving around above enables him to endure the agony of his wounds. And he will do whatever it takes to be with her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By GSKM in sc on 07-12-18

Too repetitive

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

Reviewed: 07-23-18

A disappointment. I enjoyed this series up to a point, but now too many points of the plot are repetitive of the seven earlier stories. Also the author uses the same descriptions and phrases over and over. I hope she upgrades her writing for the next one. The narrator is adequate.

  • Devil in Spring

  • The Ravenels, Book 3
  • By: Lisa Kleypas
  • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,076
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074

Most debutantes dream of finding husbands. Lady Pandora Ravenel has different plans. The ambitious young beauty would much rather stay at home and plot out her new board game business than take part in the London Season. But one night at a glittering society ball, she's ensnared in a scandal with a wickedly handsome stranger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Adorable heroine

  • By Cam on 03-22-17

Just Perfect

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

Reviewed: 03-03-17

I loved everything about the book. Great story, great pace, wonderful characters. Loved every minute. When can we get the next book???!!!

  • The Eternity Cure

  • By: Julie Kagawa
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 876
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 814
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 820

Cast out of Eden and separated from the boy she dared to love, Allie will follow the call of blood to save her creator, Kanin, from the psychotic vampire Sarren. But when the trail leads to Allie's birthplace in New Covington, what Allie finds there will change the world forever . There's a new plague on the rise, a strain of the Red Lung virus that wiped out most of humanity generations ago - and this strain is deadly to humans and vampires alike. The only hope for a cure lies in the secrets Kanin carries, if Allie can get to him in time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Buckle Up...it's an insane ride!

  • By Amy on 05-07-13

A very good plot, but too many repetitions

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

Reviewed: 02-28-17

A very good story, but the author had too many word repetitions as well as too many instances where she repeated events or thought processes that the reader already knew about. This got quite annoying by the end of the book.

  • The Perfect Christmas

  • By: Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 109

For Cassie Beaumont, it's meeting her perfect match. Cassie, at 33, wants a husband and kids, and so far, nothing's worked. Not blind dates, not the Internet and certainly not leaving love to chance. What's left? A professional matchmaker. He's Simon Dodson, and he's very choosy about the clients he takes on. Cassie finds Simon a difficult, acerbic know-it-all, and she's astonished when he accepts her as a client.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Season Read!

  • By Felicia The Geeky Blogger on 12-09-13

Psychology killed the story

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

Reviewed: 12-13-16

I wish the author would keep psychology out of Christmas. It's rather disturbing and does not convey the proper feelings of the holidays (family, friends and celebration).

  • The Gargoyle Gets His Girl

  • Nocturne Falls, Volume 3
  • By: Kristen Painter
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,691
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,568
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,565

Willa Iscove, fae jeweler, has her first stalker. Really, he's just one of her lovesick customers. The ring she crafted to help him find new love has backfired, making Willa the object of his affections. In a bid to rid herself of her amorous client, Willa makes a wish in the Nocturne Falls fountain using the piece of opal in her pocket and in doing so, unknowingly conscripts as her guardian the sexy gargoyle on duty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a Must Read Series!

  • By Cheri on 02-29-16

Most entertaining

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

Reviewed: 12-13-16

A very good story line, which was most entertaining. I like the pace of the author. The narrator is not the most suitable for this type of book as he sounds a bit too sappy at times. He has a nice voice otherwise.

  • A Marquess for Christmas

  • Scandalous Seasons, Book 5
  • By: Christi Caldwell
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140

Lady Patrina Tidemore gave up on the ridiculous notion of true love after having her heart shattered and her trust destroyed by a black-hearted cad. Used as a pawn in a game of revenge against her brother, Patrina returns to London from a failed elopement with a tattered reputation and little hope for a respectable match. The only peace she finds is in her solitude on the cold winter days at Hyde Park.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love This Marquess Always

  • By Margie Books on 10-22-17

Too slow and repetitive

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

Reviewed: 12-13-16

I don't mind a slow book as long as the details are interesting. Unfortunately, the author repeated the same points too many times. I, however, very much appreciated that the author has a good vocabulary and the book was well written.

  • The Billionaire's Christmas Baby

  • By: Victoria James
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Jackson Pierce didn't make his fortune entertaining every half-cocked idea, especially one involving diaper changes. Not even the cute brunette who links him to the baby in her arms can crack his icy heart. A baby on the doorstep is the least of Hannah Woods' problems - she has to find the baby's uncle, or the child will end up in foster care. She sleuths her way to the reclusive CEO's doorstep only to find six feet of holiday sexy - and a door slammed in her face.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So So

  • By Mary-jane Hornoi on 08-06-15

Not well paced

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

Reviewed: 12-13-16

The premise of the story was good, unfortunately the author has a habit of cutting off the action with repetitive thought processes, which in the end was so aggravating that I quit.

  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

  • By: Ransom Riggs
  • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,795
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13,326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,337

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets 16-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It might be better to actually read this.

  • By Ariel on 07-25-11

Psychiatric and drug treatment of child killed it

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

Reviewed: 10-11-16

I quit after lengthy description of psychiatric and drug treatment of a teenager as if it's a totally acceptable and standard operating procedure for handling children.

  • Marrying Winterborne

  • By: Lisa Kleypas
  • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,337

Savage ambition has brought common-born Rhys Winterborne vast wealth and success. In business and beyond, Rhys gets exactly what he wants. And from the moment he meets the shy, aristocratic Lady Helen Ravenel, he is determined to possess her. If he must take her virtue to ensure she marries him, so much the better....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read "Cold Hearted Rake" first...

  • By I like to shop on 10-06-17

One of the best Kleypas series!

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

Reviewed: 06-18-16

I've liked Lisa Kleypas for years. Loved the Wallflowers and Hathaway series in particular. This new series is just as good.
I like Lisa's less "dramatic and torturous" stories that have more humor and adventure.
This series and particularly this book is definitely one of them!
Can we get the next one?!?!?

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