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  • Unlucky

  • The Case Files of Dr. Matilda Schmidt, Paranormal Psychologist
  • By: Cynthia St. Aubin
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Accused of stealing gold from an infamous Irish street gang, paranormal psychologist Matilda Schmidt will die in exactly five days if she doesn't cough it up - guilty or not. With minutes ticking away and her office overrun by a leprechaun who's loopier than he is lucky, Matilda makes a deal with a demigod - give him one night in her bed and he'll help her locate the missing gold.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Leprechauns...demi-gods...Oh, my!

  • By Loves to Read on 03-31-16

A blast to read!!

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

Reviewed: 04-05-16

I am in love with this series.
Liam, Crixus and of course Matilda are all back for this book, with the addition of a few other characters that will have you laughing until you pee a little.
Hollie Jackson does a superb job of giving voices to Cynthia St. Aubin's cast of characters!
Watch out for the Tater Mens, they are a thing. And they'll get you.
The mix of paranormal and everyday life is great, and the humor that these book pack is out of this world.
I'm for sure going to be getting UnHoppy!

  • Switching Hour: Magic and Mayhem Book One

  • By: Robyn Peterman
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Riggio
  • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 534
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 484

Released from the magic pokey and paroled with limited power is enough to make any witch grumpy. However, if you throw in a recently resurrected cat, a lime-green Kia, and a sexy egotistical werewolf, it's enough to make a gal fly off the edge. Not to mention a mission...with no freaking directions. So here I sit in Asscrack, West Virginia, trying to figure out how to complete my mysterious mission before All Hallows Eve when I'll get turned into a mortal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Story and Performance!

  • By Cheri on 05-08-16

Awesome start of a new series!

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

Reviewed: 03-14-16

Robyn Peterman is great at building new paranormal worlds and Stephanie does a great job narrating as well.
The series follows Zelda and her trip to Asscrack, Virginia after serving time in a witches prison.
Hunky werewolves who think you are their mate, shifters all wanting you. This book has it all!!
Cannot wait to hear book 2!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fashionably Dead in Diapers

  • By: Robyn Peterman
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 769
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 705

And I thought being half Vampyre/half Demon was hard.... That's nothing compared to being a mother. Sweet baby Moses in a boob tube, there aren't any books on raising True Immortals, so let me give you a few tips.... Make a map of every closet and bathroom in your home if you enjoy having sex. Sleep deprivation can cause confusion, and a map will help if you have only seven minutes and 31 seconds. You're welcome.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Holly Hotness This Story was Awesome!

  • By Cheri on 03-18-16

Such a great book!

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

Reviewed: 03-14-16

I love that we get to see Astrid and Ethan's baby, and what he becomes. Being a parent is not easy, being this baby's parent could be deadly!
I loved that so many past characters were in this book, who doesn't love, Pam, The Kev, Gemma, and Satan?
"Sweet baby Moses in a boob tube" things like that just made me crack up, I have also happily added a few new swear words to my vocabulary.
The beginning of each chapter starts with some very helpful parenting tips if you should ever have a half Vampyre/half Demon baby.
I fell in love with this series from the first book, and I will surely be sad to see them end. I cannot say I will miss the accidental spraying of drinks out my nose.
Great job to Robyn and Jessica for bringing this book to life!
I cannot wait to listen to the rest of the books!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hell on Heels

  • Hot Damned Series, Book 3
  • By: Robyn Peterman
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 846
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 780
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 774

My name is Dixie. I'm a Demon - a lousy Demon. I'm a 21-year-old virgin, and I have a battery-operated boyfriend. My magic is iffy at best and downright dangerous at worst. Leaving Hell to represent my race is not high on my list of things to do. Hell was exact. Hell was simple. All I want to do is get to home base with the hotter-than-Hades Demon of my dreams and work on my dark side so Satan, my dad, will get off my ass.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hell Yeah, it was Good!

  • By Cheri on 03-02-16

Awesome 3rd book

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

Reviewed: 03-14-16

This book tells us Dixie's story, and what a story it is. Still living in Hell at het start, her date to go to Earth is looming. Satan is sending her just as he did the Seven Sins(her sisters).
The characters that you love are back, Satan is charming and swoon worthy as well..Hell. Astrid, Ethan , The Kev, Gemma and Pam make all come back. As well at the group that is to be sent to Earth with Dixie, Carl, Myrtle and Janet. And a few new additions that will keep you laughing and fanning yourself off!
Robyn knows how to write to make you laugh and Amada narrating makes it even that much better.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fashionably Dead Down Under

  • Hot Damned Series, Book 2
  • By: Robyn Peterman
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 973
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 967

Welcome to Hell. Literally. The Hell where the Prince of Darkness is hotter than Hades, Hell Hounds smell like brownies, and the Seven Deadly Sins are addicted to Facebook.... Not to mention the soundtrack in the Underworld is Journey. For real. I should have known no good could come from offing my parents in the space of 20 minutes no matter how psychotic and evil they were....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love! Love! Love Astrid and Ethan!

  • By Cheri on 02-27-16

A great 2nd book in this series

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

Reviewed: 03-14-16

With Robyn's writing and Jessica reading this book is hysterical.
I love the fact that Satan loves Journey, I'm down with them being the soundtrack in Hell.
In this book we are following Astrid's journey in Hell and meeting her family that lives there for the first time. So many things happen and the book moves along at a great speed too.
If you are a paranormal fan, you have to read this. And you know that you want to read about Mr. Rodgers visiting Hell too!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fashionably Dead

  • By: Robyn Peterman
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,868
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,726
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,723

Vampyres don't exist. They absolutely do not exist. At least I didn't think they did 'til I tried to quit smoking and ended up Undead. Who in the hell did I screw over in a former life that my getting healthy equates with dead? Now I'm a Vampyre. Yes, we exist whether we want to or not. However, I have to admit, the perks aren't bad. My girls no longer jiggle, my ass is higher than a kite, and the latest Prada keeps finding its way to my wardrobe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ridiculously Funny!

  • By Cheri on 02-16-16

So Funny

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

Reviewed: 03-14-16

I have been a Robyn Peterman fan for a while.
Jessica Almasy brings a very comical listen this book. There are a verity of characters and she brings them all to life beautifully.
If you like comedy rolled in with paranormal you will love these books!
With vamps, a swearing angel( yes, you read that right, the angel has a major potty mouth!),and a fairy that likes being nude, oh and demons! The demons were freaking funny!
I loved the characters in this book! Astrid and Ethan have such a fun relationship! Pam, The Kev and Gemma are a riot!
I cannot tell you what happens in the story, because that's just not fair! You need to read this book if you have a love for paranormal!
Bonus, I am a HUGE Michael Jackson fan, and Gemma tripped me out humming his songs!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Unlovable

  • The Case Files of Dr. Matilda Schmidt, Paranormal Psychologist
  • By: Cynthia St. Aubin
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

It isn't every day a sexy demigod throws a pissed-off Cupid onto psychologist Matilda Schmidt's couch and informs her the fate of the world depends on her ability to get him off his diapered ass and back to helping people fall in love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great short story

  • By Jaime on 06-29-17

Extremely Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 03-14-16

I loved this book when I read it, so I knew I needed it in audio format too.
I was not let down. Hollie does a great job of bringing Cynthia's characters to life.
I will be anxiously waiting to get the rest of this series.
If you haven't had the chance to meet Matilda, Liam, Crixus, and Cupid, I would highly encourage you to grab this book. At just under 3 hours you can listen to it on a walk, or in the bath or waiting for dinner to cook.
Bravo to Hollie and Cynthia!

  • Saved by the Dragon

  • Loved by the Dragon, Book 1
  • By: Vivienne Savage
  • Narrated by: Shoshana Franck
  • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 140

Chloe Ellis' decision to celebrate the end of a turbulent relationship sends her off for a weekend of hiking and bonding with Mother Nature. When a rainstorm strikes during a spontaneous mountain climb, she has no choice but to seek shelter - and become hopelessly lost within a dank and dismal cave system. There's one more problem: her golden-eyed, incredibly sexy rescuer isn't the average hiker. He's also a dragon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Super Sexy Stars

  • By Kristi Cramer on 09-28-15

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 09-24-15

Would you listen to Saved by the Dragon again? Why?

I would listen to it over again any time,

Who was your favorite character and why?

I was hooked by Chloe from the start. She is a smart sassy woman who has chosen the wrong men for most of her life.
While on a seemingly simple day rock climbing adventure she hits a snag, and his name is Saul. He seems too good to be true and she is looking for the bad that lies underneath his awesomeness.
LOVE that Chloe knows what she wants and is not afraid to verbalize it both in and out of bed. There are some very hot love making scenes in this story too.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

If I made a film of this the tag line would be "Can you handle the dragon?"

Any additional comments?

Vivienne Savage is superb at crafting a story, drawing you in and keeping you hooked until the end.

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  • The Second Son

  • By: Elise Marion
  • Narrated by: Piers Gibbon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Let the Magical Mayhem begin! Cindy Eller has not one, but two weddings to prepare for in less than two weeks when the cupcakes hit the fan - a mysterious man has appeared claiming to be betrothed to Cindy and insisting she must marry him before her sister's nuptials can take place.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • appreciated the depth and growth of the characters

  • By Gaele on 03-11-14

Super second book in this series!

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

Reviewed: 04-28-14

Would you listen to The Second Son again? Why?

I would listen to The Second Son again. I got totally swept back into Cardenas listening to this second book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved Serge in The Third Son, seeing so much of him and his love and devotion for Isabella in this book is so sweet! Being the Second Son Serge has resigned himself to the fact that the woman he loves, Isabella, is set to marry his oldest brother. After a tragic meeting on the road leaves Serge in a coma, he wakes to find that one brother is dead and the other is now king. This leaves his Isabella free for him to try and prove that he is the man for her,

Have you listened to any of Piers Gibbon’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I had not listened to anything else narrated by Piers Gibbon, I liked the sound of his voice and the rhythm and pacing that the book was read in.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

One of the most heart breaking yet, heart warming stories that you will ever see,

Any additional comments?

I really enjoy this series by Elise Marion, and I cannot wait to listen to more of her books!

  • The Third Son

  • King of Cardenas, Volume 1
  • By: Elise Marion
  • Narrated by: P. J. Houry
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Rake. Rogue. Scoundrel. Each of these words has been used to describe Damien Largess, youngest prince of Cardenas, most frequently by his ridiculously somber eldest brother. Damien is perfectly content to spend his days drinking at the card tables, and his nights in the bed of his scheming mistress, especially since doing these things seems to vex his high-handed brother to no end. But when he steps into a glittering ballroom on the night of his twenty-fifth birthday, the roguish young prince's life will be forever changed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not to be missed is the narration - a true delight

  • By Gaele on 02-27-14

Wonderful historical romance

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

Reviewed: 04-28-14

Where does The Third Son rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I liked this story much more than the others I have listened too.

What did you like best about this story?

Elise Marion can weave a story and the narrator made all the characters that she created come to life for me. I listened to this while I was walking to help keep me occupied. All of the characters seemed like they were real people that you could run into while walking down the street. I had reservations about a male reading when there are so many female characters, but once I got into the book I didn't even notice that.

Have you listened to any of P. J. Houry’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have never listened to any of P.J. Houry's other performances, I enjoyed this one. The tone of voice and voice inflection made listening to this book enjoyable.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

If I could have listened to it all at one time I surely would have,

Any additional comments?

I look forward to listening to the rest of this series of books, this was the first audio book that I really devoted myself to listening too. I had tried to listen to others but the narration just did not keep my interest.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful