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  • The Prophet

  • By: Amanda Stevens
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506

"I am the Graveyard Queen, a cemetery restorer who sees ghosts. My father passed down four rules to keep me safe, and I've broken every last one. A door has opened and evil wants me back."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Creepy but good.

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-05-13

Sizzle?

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

Reviewed: 12-01-17

LOL. The Church Lady must have rated this PNR as 'sizzle'! It's a good book though, and transitional for the series. Amelia begins to recognize her hidden powers and she and Devlin arrive at their turning point.

  • The Consultant

  • By: Bentley Little
  • Narrated by: Ramiz Monsef
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 795
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 740
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 742

CompWare is in serious trouble after a promised merger falls through, so they do what other businesses have done to bolster their public image: They hire a consulting firm to review and streamline their business practices.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed - the book was

  • By Mary Meadows on 02-09-16

Reading this book ...

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

Reviewed: 07-26-16

...sounded like a good idea at the time. This should have been a terrific book. It wasn't. I'd never read this author & won't be reading him again. Although it started kind of slow, it gained momentum. The first 3/4 of it was really good, building to something maybe 4 star worthy. Then I don't know what Little was thinking, but whatever it was he ruined his own story. The reader will never know what actually happened or why or who was really involved; nor will they care. It's not that I didn't get it, I did. I like quirky stuff like this. I'm left with the impression that he was under the gun to meet his deadline & just ended the book with the draft.

  • The Killer Next Door

  • By: Alex Marwood
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,829
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,817

Everyone who lives at 23 Beulah Grove has a secret. If they didn't, they wouldn't be renting rooms in a dodgy old building for cash - no credit check, no lease. It's the kind of place you end up when you you've run out of other options.The six residents mostly keep to themselves, but one unbearably hot summer night, a terrible accident pushes them into an uneasy alliance. What they don't know is that one of them is a killer. He's already chosen his next victim, and he'll do anything to protect his secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible--but not for the faint of heart

  • By Lesley on 01-11-15

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 05-26-16

Gory. Gruesome. Gripping. I loved it! And I loved it even more because the match of narrator and story was perfect..

  • Vlad Dracula: The Dragon Prince

  • By: Michael Augustyn
  • Narrated by: Matt Guardabascio
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Most of the vast audience attracted to the subject of Dracula know him only in his fictional, one-dimensional form: vampire. Yet the truth behind the historical character - voevode, warlord - of 15th C. Romania is at least as equally fascinating as any contrived account of his supernatural persona. Vlad Dracula faithfully follows his life story as hostage, fugitive, prince, and prisoner, as well as his legend.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun historical fiction

  • By Laurel Grzesik on 01-04-16

Historical fiction done well!

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

Reviewed: 05-23-16

This is some really good historical fiction based on one of my favorite historical characters. The story woven by Augustyn is excellent and the end is great! The small nod to the popular legend of Vlad's vampirism is twisted just right. So why didn't I give it 4 or 5 stars? Vlad lost at least 1 star because this is the audio edition so of course the narration counts a lot toward ratings. Guardabascio did on ok job but his style, for me at least, didn't compliment the author's work. You will enjoy this book if (like me) you like well researched historical fiction and are intrigued by Vlad Dracula: The Dragon Prince.

* I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Paws and Effect

  • By: Leighann Dobbs
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

Three hundred years ago, accused witch Hester Warren buried a magical box in Mystic Notch. The secret contents within have the power to bring disaster to the town, and when the box is dug up at a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Mystic Notch Historical Museum, Hester's ghost and that of her cat make an appearance to warn the humans and enlist their help to ensure the box doesn't fall into the wrong hands. Too bad the only one listening is Pandora, the cat.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Hiss

  • By alice on 04-14-16

Hiss

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

Reviewed: 04-14-16

It sounded cute. It sounded like a light, fun read. But nah. Even my cats left the room. The narrator does a decent New England accent though.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Hell's Super

  • Circles in Hell, Book One
  • By: Mark Cain
  • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 742
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 691
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 690

Steve is hell's super, its handyman. Being Mr. Fixit to the underworld keeps him and his assistant, Orson Welles (yes, that Orson Welles), pretty busy, since things go on the blink all the time down there. No malfunction has ever created so much inconvenience, though, as the malfunction of hell's escalator, which leads from the pearly gates to the depths of Hades. What's worse: The breakdown appears to be sabotage.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad for a first

  • By Dom on 01-27-16

BOOH!

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

Reviewed: 04-13-16

A really entertaining production, but if you're listening with headphones turn down the volume. BOOH (bat out of hell) has a hell of a shriek. Cain's take on Hell & the inhabitants is just LOL funny. Love the Hells created for some of histories well known characters, like Thelonious Monk doomed to play an out of tune child sized accordion for eternity. So I am now hooked on another book series. My hell will probably be that there are no real books only enticing 'coming soon' trailers.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Hello Fabulous!

  • A Funny Story About a Straight Guy Who Continually Gets Mistaken for a Gay Guy
  • By: Jason Tanamor
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Santasier
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Randy Straight, a boring hetero, is continually mistaken for Gayman. This mistake begins to snowball, with the media believing that Gayman has hit the town well before the scheduled event to perhaps scout out restaurants, tour, shop, or all of the above. Straight then sees his life go from "straight and boring" to "gay and fab-you-luss" overnight. He begins to receive VIP treatment in the form of restaurant, hotel, and clothing comps. Not to mention the occasional hetero woman willing to turn Gayman straight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A funny tale about mistaken identity.

  • By Allie Oop on 03-25-16

Fun Read

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

Reviewed: 04-08-16

Light, witty & entertaining. Definitely chuckle worthy but not a LOL for me due to the narration. The characters are engaging; I love their names! All in all a fun short audio.

  • Ren

  • The Man Behind the Monster
  • By: Sarah Noffke
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

Born with the power to control minds, hypnotize others, and read thoughts, Ren Lewis is certain of one thing: God made a mistake. No one should be born with so much power. A monster awoke in him the same year he received his gifts. At 10 years old. A prepubescent boy with the ability to control others might merely abuse his powers, but Ren allowed it to corrupt him. And since he can have and do anything he wants, Ren should be happy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating character

  • By Rabid Reader on 03-30-16

Ren ROCKS!

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

Reviewed: 04-03-16

This autobiography of Ren Lewis,a paranormal sociopath, brings us up to date on Ren. This multifaceted man is a Dream Traveler from one of Noffke's paranormal series but there's no need to read the series to appreciate Ren. Awesome stuff. Compelling read. Perfect pairing of book & narrator. New to me author that I definitely will read again. Ren #2 is already on my 'waiting for' list of books.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fair Game

  • By: Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by: Sawyer Allerde
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 695
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598

A crippling knee injury forced Elliot Mills to trade in his FBI badge for dusty chalkboards and bored college students. Now a history professor at Puget Sound university, the former agent has put his old life behind him, but it seems his old life isn't finished with him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Listen

  • By T.W. Spencer on 11-17-10

bad narration

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

Reviewed: 03-13-16

Really good story. Really good characters. Really good Lanyon. I can only gave the audio 3 stars because the narrator made it hard to follow.He didn't even come close to doing Lanyon's work justice. The Kindle edition gets the full 5 starts. Fair play, the 2nd in the trilogy, has a different narrator & is definitely worth the credit!

  • Spider Game

  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 477

The Cajun dive in the middle of the godforsaken swamps wasn't exactly Trap Dawkins' idea of fun. But the GhostWalker wasn't there for a good time. He was looking for her. Cayenne. It's where she found her victims. Poor suckers. Then again, who wouldn't want to leave a place like this with a woman like her? It's not Cayenne's fault. Locked up, experimented on, and never knowing kindness, she was bred this way - with a heart of pure venom. Trap understands her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • too much sex<br />

  • By Dorothy on 04-26-16

good twists

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

Reviewed: 03-09-16

Trap is the least likable hero so far. No charm.
Cayenne is the least likable heroine so far. No personality.
Spider Game has the least amount of action/adventure of the series.
But I just couldn't care about those things because the sex was good, there was lots of it, and the twists in the story line set up an interesting direction of good guy v bad guy. As usual I can't wait for the next one.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful