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  • Dirty Magic

  • By: Jaye Wells
  • Narrated by: Morgan Hallett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 570
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 511
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 516

The last thing patrol cop Kate Prospero expected to find on her nightly rounds was a werewolf covered in the blood of his latest victim. But then, she also didn't expect that shooting him would land her in the crosshairs of a Magic Enforcement Agency task force, who wants to know why she killed their lead snitch. The more Prospero learns about the dangerous new potion the MEA is investigating, the more she's convinced that earning a spot on their task force is the career break she's been wanting. But getting the assignment proves much easier than solving the case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid start to a new series...

  • By Felicia The Geeky Blogger on 02-26-14

Fun story can't wait for part 2

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

Reviewed: 02-28-15

I got the story because of the mention of werewolves in the description. The werewolves in the story were not what I was expecting, but I kept listening because I was hooked by Kate, the heroine. She's smart, street tough, and funny. I loved the twists and turns the story takes, it kept me me on my toes. Now that I've finished the story, I have to get Part 2 to see where the story goes. The characters are well developed. The setting was described so well you could practically smell the stinch in the Arteries. Morgan Hallet does a great job at making all the characters voices destinct and real.
Fans of The Mercy Thompson series will also like this series, just realize that you won't be reading about a "typical werewolf pack" story. I hope there are many more stories of Prospero's War to come.

  • Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,615
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,064
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,061

It is 1758, and the flames of the Seven Years' War are burning hotter than ever. The rigors and dangers of battle are actually a welcome respite for Lord John and his brother Hal, who feel the constant strain of their family's troubled history. Blending war, family secrets, and forbidden love, Gabaldon crafts a suspenseful novel that loyal fans and newcomers alike with find irresistible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Vital Link

  • By Dina on 09-23-09

Jeff Woodman makes the story come to life

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

Reviewed: 03-27-13

I had a hard time reading the book the first time around. Someone had suggested listening to it instead and that the Lord John's humor comes across more clearly. I have to agree. I thoroughly enjoyed Jeff Woodman's ability to do the various character's voices. It was a treat to re-read the story in audio.

  • A Dangerous Inheritance

  • By: Alison Weir
  • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
  • Length: 25 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 175

Historian and New York Times best-selling author Alison Weir is acclaimed for her absorbing works about the infamous House of York and House of Tudor lines. In A Dangerous Inheritance, Weir uses her wealth of knowledge to craft a compelling novel about two women, living 70 years apart, who are linked through the mysterious disappearance of King Richard III's nephews, Edward V and Richard of Shrewsbury - also known as the Princes in the Tower.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Weir's Best

  • By Joshua on 01-08-13

Royal blood isn't always a good thing

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

Reviewed: 02-27-13

I enjoyed the way the story tied two historical characters together who seemingly wouldn't have much in common. Both share a closeness to the thrown (although only one of these women would have had a claim to the thrown) and their lives were tightly controlled because of this tie. Katherine Grey saw her sister killed because her her royal blood, Katherine, too, feels threatened...it is indeed a dangerous inheritance. Both Katherines also share a common need to know what exactly happened to the missing Princess in the Tower.
Because the story jumps back and forth between the two Katherines, I often had to pause and remind myself which one was talking and what I knew about her, before I could continue listening. This going back and forth really hindered my being able to enjoy the story as much...maybe if the voices had been more distinct or something.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • All Men of Genius

  • By: Lev AC Rosen
  • Narrated by: Emily Gray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 103

Set in a steampunk version of Victorian England, Lev AC Rosen’s acclaimed debut novel, All Men of Genius, follows the fantastical adventures of Violet Adams. Determined to attend the prestigious Illyria College, Violet gains entrance by masquerading as her twin brother Ashton. But continuing the scheme turns out to be difficult - especially when “Ashton” is faced with blackmail, killer automata, and possible romance with a young duke.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed story, for the most part.

  • By Bryan Doman on 12-10-14

Fun steampunk story filled with twists and turns

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

Reviewed: 02-27-13

What did you like best about this story?

The story weaves several plot lines together which play off each other and makes for a very enjoyable read/listen. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoyed the Parasol Protectorate Series.

What about Emily Gray’s performance did you like?

I really enjoy Emily Gray's ability to change accents and read for both female and male roles. She has an amazing talent for voices!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful