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  • The Rising

  • A Novel
  • By: Heather Graham, Jon Land
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

Twenty-four hours. That's all it takes for the lives of two young people to be changed forever. Alex Chin has the world on a plate. A football hero and homecoming king with plenty of scholarship offers, his future looks bright. His tutor, Samantha Dixon, is preparing to graduate high school at the top of her class. She plans to turn her NASA internship into a career. When a football accident lands Alex in the hospital, his world is turned upside down.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a fun, action-packed listen

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 08-25-17

Uneven .

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

Reviewed: 01-15-18

a lot of unnecessary and empty dialogue. took too long to get to the point. fell asleep listening twice. I did not backup and don't feel like I missed anything once I got to the end.

  • Crimson Death

  • Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 25
  • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Alexis
  • Length: 24 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,757
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,602
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,602

Anita has never seen Damian, her vampire servant, in such a state. The rising sun doesn't usher in the peaceful death that he desperately needs. Instead, he's being bombarded with violent nightmares and blood sweats. And now, with Damian at his most vulnerable, Anita needs him the most. The vampire who created him, who subjected him to centuries of torture, might be losing control, allowing rogue vampires to run wild and break one of their kind's few strict taboos.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I am so conflicted

  • By B. Davis on 10-20-16

No! No! Just no!

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

Reviewed: 10-28-16

Where was the story? This was the listener sitting in on a long therapy session. The actual story was over so fast. I had to back up twice to be sure it really ended as it did.

So disappointed.

  • Curious Minds

  • A Knight and Moon Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich, Phoef Sutton
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,547
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,300
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,297

Emerson Knight is introverted and eccentric and has little to no sense of social etiquette. Good thing he's also brilliant, rich, and (some people might say) handsome, or he'd probably be homeless. Riley Moon has just graduated from Harvard Business and Harvard Law. Her aggressive Texas spitfire attitude has helped her land her dream job as a junior analyst with megabank Blane-Grunwald. At least Riley Moon thought it was her dream job, until she is given her first assignment: babysitting Emerson Knight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Next book please!!!!

  • By Lionelle on 08-19-16

Love the authors and the narrator, but........

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

Reviewed: 08-18-16

What aspect of Lorelei King’s performance would you have changed?

Please disregard star rankings. They should have blank. I love this narrator, but it was like listening to Stephanie Plumb and her crew. I was not able to get through the book.

Any additional comments?

I will be getting the print version. I am looking forward to reading it.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Swallowing Darkness

  • A Novel
  • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Claudia Black
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 877
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 889

"I am Meredith, princess of faerie, wielder of the hands of Flesh and Blood, and at long last, I am with child twins, fathered by my royal guard. Though my uncle, Taranis, King of Light and Illusion, claims that he is the true father since he abducted me from my home, betrayed, and defiled me. And now he has branded my guards as a threat to my unborn children."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tastey Morsel

  • By Rebecca Porisch on 11-17-08

Very Good! But...

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

Reviewed: 06-29-15

I think it was my favorite of the series. But too many plot lines left dangling. Too many conspirators with nowhere to go no reason for being included. It kept the book from feeling finished.
Claudia black is a good narrator but she really didn't fit this story her accents were all wrong for an American. However as the story progresses you got used to her and it ceases to be a major distraction.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Born of Defiance

  • By: Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 876
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 804
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 803

Born an Outcast, Talyn Batur has spent the whole of his life fighting against the prejudice of his people. An Andarion without a father is not something anyone wants to be. But when his companion's brother draws him into a plot against the Andarion crown, he finds himself torn between the loyalty to the planetary government that his mother has beaten into him and his own beliefs of justice and right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Major Fan of Sherrilyn Kenyon!

  • By Cheri on 05-17-15

Brilliant! So many storylines explained.

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

Reviewed: 05-26-15

Loved it! Can"t wait for the next book in the series! Action! Humor! Perfectly paced.

  • The Guardian

  • The Guardian Interviews, Book 1
  • By: Michael Clary
  • Narrated by: J. Michael Higgins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

It was a warm summer morning when the dead began to rise up and feast upon the living. The city was overrun in a matter of hours. The military acted immediately. They closed all the exits leading out of the area in order to contain the outbreak. They shot anyone trying to escape. Their methods were successful. The outbreak was contained, but all hope for the people trapped behind the gates... had been lost.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Action, humor, zombies - what more do you want?

  • By Jim on 04-16-15

Loved the story, hated the performance.

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

Reviewed: 05-21-15

Storyline was good. Fast paced action. Funny!
Narrator spoke too fast. Little difference between characters.

  • Shadow Spell

  • Book Two of The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Alan Smyth
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,463
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,148

With the legends and lore of Ireland running through his blood, falconer Connor O’Dwyer is proud to call County Mayo home. It’s where his sister, Branna, lives and works, where his cousin, Iona, has found true love, and where his childhood friends form a circle that can’t be broken. A circle that is about to be stretched out of shape - by a long-awaited kiss. Meara Quinn is Branna’s best friend, a sister in all but blood. Her and Connor’s paths cross almost daily, as Connor takes tourists on hawk walks and Meara guides them on horseback across the lush countryside.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Book is a good read but the narrator is HORRIBLE

  • By jenny on 03-27-14

Better to read it!

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

Reviewed: 09-04-14

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

The narration was not good. It distracted from the story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The leads were great.

What didn’t you like about Alan Smyth’s performance?

...

What would have made this romance irresistible?

Another narrator.

Any additional comments?

Better to read it!

  • A Shiver of Light

  • Merry Gentry, Book 9
  • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,307
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,178
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,191

Merry Gentry pretends to be human. She moved to Los Angeles and began working as a private investigator at Grey's Detective Agency. But all of this is just a disguise; in fact she is a princess of faerie, her real name is Meredith Nic Essus, and she had to flee the Dark Court of Faerie because of attempts on her life. In order to inherit her rightful crown, Merry needed to conceive an heir, a notoriously difficult task for the slow-reproducing Fey. In the 2009 novel Divine Misdemeanors, Merry had finally achieved that goal - and fans have been kept waiting all this time to find out what happens!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narration not for me

  • By Dee on 06-05-14

Narration not for me

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

Reviewed: 06-05-14

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

Someone who had not listened to the other books

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Shiver of Light?

The babies!

How could the performance have been better?

Quit changing narrators. If you have to make changes, PLEASE find someone who can do multiple voices and not just try to change accents. It seemed she even forgot which voice/accent belonged to which character.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I got a printed book and loved it. I enjoyed revisiting the characters and story. I hope there are more books in this series.

Any additional comments?

Don't let the narration put you off the book or the series. If you can't get into the narration, read it. It will not disappoint.

30 of 30 people found this review helpful