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  • Bite Me

  • London Undead, Book 1
  • By: PJ Schnyder
  • Narrated by: Kellie Jones
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

While on patrol, werewolf Seth comes across a group of people under attack. The one woman brave enough to take a stand against the zombies catches his eye - and not just because of her way with a gun. Learning the beautiful woman is homeless and fends for herself only intensifies his urge to protect and care for her. Maisie can't help but admit that she's attracted to her werewolf rescuer. But she doesn't want another person to get hurt - or die - for her sake. But when Seth realizes something is drawing the zombies to Maisie, there may be nothing he can do to save her....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good for the length of the book....

  • By Candateshia Pafford on 07-27-13

Loved this book.....I want more

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

Reviewed: 04-11-19

This author is fantastic, I enjoyed every aspect of the listen. The world building was great and the characters were so well developed that they had me hooked within the first chapter. The amazing thing with this story is that it was only 3 hours long and I was so engrossed I got a surprise when it ended.
It does annoy me that one book has been split into two, however I would still recommend that it is well worth the purchase. This author creates strong women who are smart,talented, feminine, brave and kickass and the male characters are their equal - respectful and alpha. Actually I think that is one of my favourite things about this book, the author knows how to write an alpha character without resorting to arsehole characteristics.

  • Hunting Kat

  • By: PJ Schnyder
  • Narrated by: Rachel Butera
  • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 89

Nearing the end of his military tour, Lt. Christopher Rygard debates the idea of hanging up his uniform for good. Looking for answers at the bottom of a glass of scotch, he meets Kat. One shared night of mutual desire seems harmless. But when their tryst is interrupted by attackers hunting Rygard, Kat must reveal her other form, the predator beneath the human facade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't let the lack of reviews turn you away!

  • By Rachel C. on 07-19-18

Was totally engaged

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

Reviewed: 03-30-19

This book was amazingly well written, very entertaining and I loved the character’s. For a short story I think it had a little bit of everything. I found myself laughing and shocked as well as riveted on the outcome.
I am very much looking forward to listening to more books by this author, I was very pleasantly surprised with this one. Who doesn’t like a kick arse lead.

  • Kiss of a Dragon

  • Fallen Immortals Series, Book 1
  • By: Alisa Woods
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Maxine Mitchell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265

Lucian: I am a Dragon Prince of the House of Smoke...and I am dying. Five hundred years is truly enough for a man like me. A monster. Yet a 10,000-year treaty will die with me, if I don't spawn a dragonling to take my place. My two brothers are no use in this task. It falls to me, the eldest by a hair's breadth, and yet, I cannot face the horror of another sealing. Another death. Another woman's blood on my hands.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • WHEN THE GOING GETS GOOD, IT ENDS W/ A CLIFFHANGER

  • By Cheri on 02-04-17

Just missed the mark a bit..

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

Reviewed: 03-23-19

I enjoyed this book and kept wanting to really like it, but..... somehow it was just not developed enough. The characters were ok, but not brilliant, the world building was pretty good, but still lacked something and the storyline seemed to be a bit too shallow.
I liked that there was a deep underlying pain/emotion attached to the books ‘angst’, however it just took so long to come out that I was a bit over it, and then it was all rapped up and resolved by the next page. I was sort of let down by this build up and quick resolution.

The other annoying thing about this was that there was not really a slow release of information throughout the book, which meant that i just kept thinking that the ‘hero’ was a jerk. He admitted he was lying, manipulating and using the heroine, but we were not told why until the end - meaning I just thought she was an idiot for staying with someone who literally had kidnapped her and was intending her harm. He was actually willing for the heroine to die it turns out, so he could solve the problems he was facing, this sort of is not making him the kind generous person that the author kept telling us, I know it was for a good reason, but still......).
The narration was excellent

  • Night Blade

  • By: J. C. Daniels
  • Narrated by: Maxine Mitchell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Kit Colbana is always biting off more than she can chew. She has a knack for finding trouble. This time, though, trouble finds her. Someone from her past drops a case into her lap that she just can't refuse...literally. People on the Council are dying left and right and she's been requested to investigate the deaths. The number one suspect? Her lover, Damon. Her lover, Damon. If she doesn't clear his name, he gets a death sentence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • dang!

  • By Alia on 05-31-18

Very underwhelming storyline

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

This book was patchy and felt unfinished, especially towards the end where there seemed to be part of the story missing. The story was based on Kit not telling her boyfriend what she was doing for work and him having a hissy fit. Because she spent a few days busy with stuff he didn’t know about, Kit felt terrible and was worried the whole book he would be upset. Who cares if he’s upset- tell him to grow up, she’s an adult and she deserves respect and trust.

Ironically Damon goes off without telling her where he is or what he is doing, but that isn’t mentioned, even though he is a hypocrite. The spat they have finally is one sided and involves Damon yelling he wants Kit now, and she doesn’t comply, he then accuses her of not trusting him enough - this is just stupid and weird, e has been hiding all his actions from her. He doesn’t even respect her enough to involve her in his decision to visibly mark her body so everyone knows she belongs to him.

I can’t understand hat when Kit finally gets angry with Damon, se focuses on her inability to tell him the truth rather than that he just generally treated her like shit and bullied her to get what he wanted.

  • Flirting with Fire

  • Hot in Chicago Series #1
  • By: Kate Meader
  • Narrated by: Carrie Brach
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

Savvy PR guru Kinsey Taylor has always defined herself by her career, not her gender. That is, until she moved from San Francisco to Chicago to be with her fiancé, who thought she wasn't taking her "job" of supporting him in his high-powered career seriously enough and promptly dumped her for a more supportive and "feminine" nurse. Now, as the new assistant press secretary to Chicago's dynamic mayor, she's determined to keep her eye on the prize - and she certainly doesn't have time for men.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 3 For The Narration

  • By Trinigal78 on 05-17-16

Great book - terrible narrator

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

Reviewed: 02-28-19

I really like the heroine and the hero, the story is well written and well developed. I also enjoyed the support and development of a strong woman as the main lead - the author brilliantly acknowledged the stereotypes that women often face if they show intelligence and strength.

In this book the hero was a true alpha - not threatened by feminin strength and confident, man enough to stand up for what he believes and feels without having to resort to bullying macho bullshit involving ordering the ‘little woman’ around.

The biggest drawback of this book is the narrator, usually I can just adjust to anything a bit grating, however this narrator used a very feminin voice for everyone, men and women - it was so bad that I sometimes had no idea who was actually talking they just sounded the same. It was so bizarre when the big bad fire fighters were calling out gruff instructions and sounded like little girls.

  • Into the Darkness

  • Darkness 1, Volume 1
  • By: K.F. Breene
  • Narrated by: Devra Woodward
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 470
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 427

I'd always been different. I saw objects in the night where others saw emptiness. Large, human-shaped shadows, fierce yet beautiful, melting into the darkness. I collected secrets like other women collected bells, afraid to trust fully lest my oddities be exposed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting....

  • By Candateshia Pafford on 02-08-15

Really enjoyed this book

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

Reviewed: 02-26-19

The world building was very interesting, the characters were easy to like and there was enough happening that it kept me entertained for most of the book.

I wish the main character was aged slightly older - she acted and had the knowledge of somebody at least in their late 20’s or early 30’s, but then the author told us she was only 22years. It sort of still worked because she grew up in foster care and was a ‘bit different’ her whole life, so maybe that’s were she got her amazing maturity.

I really liked the world that was created - it is sort of Illona Andrews meets Laurel K Hamilton - sex crazed vampires alongside really interesting magic,

  • Broken

  • By: S.J. West
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 489

At the tender age of seven, Jess Riley's parents were ripped out of her life by the Tear, a ripple of white light in the sky which randomly transports people from Earth to alternate realities and distant planets once a year. On the night the Tear first appeared, the Watchers, a mysterious group of men possessing supernatural powers, made their presence known to the leaders of the world, earning their complete trust to deal with the turmoil the Tear caused.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book on its own

  • By Tiffany on 01-17-17

Really enjoyable listen

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

Reviewed: 02-17-19

I was surprised how much i enjoyed this book - usually I don’t really like a ‘tortured hero’ theme that much. This book was actually more a tortured hero and heroine book, but because the author is so talented I really enjoyed the ride.

Possibly the only thing a little bit frustrating was the convoluted back story that was central but vaguely alluded to for much of the story. I felt like I put so much effort trying to remember who was who and what their, ‘thing/talent/defining reason for being in the story’ was, that I didn’t really enjoy the first part of the book.

I look forward to a main character that grows up a bit and matures, but I have hopes that this will happen more as the story unfolds. Well worth a listen.

  • Sin & Chocolate

  • Demigods of San Francisco Series, Book 1
  • By: K.F. Breene
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 480
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 444
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446

Some people are ordained for greatness. Those people usually have a lot of drama in their life. Drama I happily do without. I live in a forgotten corner of nowhere for a reason: there is safety in anonymity. I have enough problems just trying to get by. But when Kieran, a sinfully sexy demigod at the pinnacle of power, crashes into my life, suddenly my whole world is turned upside down. He’s harboring a deadly secret, one that could destroy all he holds dear. He thinks I’m the key to his salvation, and he wants me to help him claim vengeance. He also wants me with a passion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice start to a new series

  • By Book Junkie on 12-01-18

Highly recommend - loved this book

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

Reviewed: 02-16-19

This book was so well written, it has interesting characters and the world building was great. The author is very talented and knows how to bring the reader along for the tale.

The beginning of the book was a bit clunky, which meant I didn’t really get into it until around the 3rd chapter, but I am so pleased I pushed through. It was one of the best books I’ve read in a very long time - I’ve already bought the next one.

The main heroine was great, well developed, smart and edgy, though I got a bit frustrated by her character constantly taking a stand and then back tracking and giving in - I wanted to yell at her to just take a stand and stick with it. This ‘giving in’, was sort of justified in the book by us being told this happens when your dealing with a Demigod, but I just think she has to be able to stand up to him or they can never have a relationship. It would have been very interesting if she had won their disagreements a couple of times. Having said that, the characters were consistent and interesting - this author knows how to develop enough depth with back story to make them matter, without ruining the current story.

What I really appreciated was the authors ability to keep the reader committed to the story even when the characters behaviour was on the borderline of acceptable. I didn’t always like them, but I absolutely wanted to know what the outcome would be.
I just wish there were 5 other books out in this series instead of only 1 more.

  • Stud in the Stacks

  • By: Pippa Grant
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Karen White
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

When it comes to women, I know what they want. And all day long, I give it to them. Dark, broody, and sexy? You got it. Need to laugh? I'm your guy. Desperate for something to put you in the mood? You've come to the right place, kitten. Every morning when my library opens, there's a line around the block, the ladies flocking to me in need of their next book boyfriend. I'm that dude. The one who knows his way around the romance section. And if you think that hasn't gotten me plenty of action over the years, you'd be wrong.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 3.5 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 11-26-18

Heroine is irritating, female narrator is terrible

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

Reviewed: 02-15-19

I am not sure which annoyed me more the terrible female narrator or the terrible lead female character. Even Knox, who was a great character couldn’t make up for the terrible narration of the female lead.

It was disappointing to have a book ruined by a heroine who has been written around a woman who is terribly insecure and ridiculously unable to function in everyday life. Constantly the angst in romance books centres around a females insecurities and ridiculous, flighty and over the top reaction to situations.

One day I just want to read about intelligent, capable, strong women, who listen rationally to what is being said.

  • Lucifer's Daughter

  • Princess of Hell, Book 1
  • By: Eve Langlais
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Estrella
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

It drives my dad nuts I'm such a Goody-Two-Shoes, but the fact that I'm a virgin makes smoke pour from his ears. See, I'm determined to save myself for love, but Daddy dear, more commonly known as Lucifer, just wants me to stop being an embarrassment. Would it kill you to sin a little? Maybe he'll get his wish, because I met an intriguing hunk last night in my bar. Could he be the one? He certainly melts my panties like marshmallows over the coals of Hell, but do I dare trust him?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lucifer has a defying daughter - the was so funny

  • By Smokenator on 06-11-18

Should have been great.....but missed the mark

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

Reviewed: 02-12-19

There was just not enough character development.

The whole storyline hinged on virginity and little else, which is never that interesting. I just don’t get why its such a big deal, I mean we are literally being entertained by a story that focuses on how much a woman manages to deny herself sexual satisfaction with a man, that’s not entertaining, that’s just a bit sad.

I don’t get the hero either - he says nothing, does nothing and doesn’t share anything about himself for most of the book. Of course the heroine falls for him, he’s hot and apparently that’s enough. I think the author tried to redeem the hero by making out he was ‘protective’, but that was just annoying, the heroine told him repeatedly she didn’t need or want him to protect her. He didn’t respect her enough to listen, so he became her protector.

Pretty disappointed in the storyline.