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  • Slouch Witch

  • The Lazy Girl's Guide to Magic, Book 1
  • By: Helen Harper
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 931
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 858
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 862

Let's get one thing straight - Ivy Wilde is not a heroine. In fact she's probably the last witch in the world you'd call if you needed a magical helping hand, regardless of her actual abilities. If it were down to Ivy, she'd spend all day every day on her sofa, where she could watch TV, munch junk food, and talk to her feline familiar to her heart's content. However, when a bureaucratic disaster ends up with Ivy as the victim of a case of mistaken identity, she's yanked very unwillingly into Arcane Branch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book!!!

  • By christa on 08-06-17

Tanya Eby reads magic into this spellbinding story

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

Reviewed: 12-27-18

I admit, when I first purchased this I was worried I made a mistake. I'm not big on witchy books, so why did I buy this on a whim? So, it sat in my library while I finished two other rather long series and finally had nothing new to listen to but this one. So I decided I would give it a few chapters. I'm so glad I did because this turned out to be a fantastic story.

I loved Ivy. Not everyone can be ambitious. She has no ambitions other than to do the bare minimum to get back to her couch and watch her favorite tv shows. Relatable, right?! But then disaster strikes. And the fun begins. I loved every second of this and I really do think it wouldn't be a five star book without the perfect narration of Tanya Eby. I will definitely be adding the next book to my library ASAP.

  • Don’t Rush Me

  • Nora Jacobs Series, Book 1
  • By: Jackie May
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280

Most humans have no idea that a dark and deadly underworld, filled with magic and monsters, exists. They wander through life blissfully ignorant of the supernatural world around them. Nora Jacobs is different. Nora knows exactly what kinds of hellish creatures haunt the streets of Detroit. Thanks to a unique set of psychic abilities, Nora has managed to steer clear of the underworld most of her life. But all that changes the night the most powerful vampire in the city discovers her gifts and decides to use her as a tool to find one of his missing clan members.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • GOOD. INTERESTING STORYLINE.

  • By Bunty on 08-29-18

Decent Beginning

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

Reviewed: 12-18-18

This was a pleasant audiobook. The narrator isn't the best, maybe, with voices, but she wasn't irritating for me. I found her performance engaging enough to lose myself in the story.

There were a few parts of this I felt could use some work, but over all, it is a decent first book in a series. That first chapter? I was nodding thinking "Giiiirl, I feel you." What I liked about this was that no matter what was going on Nora was a fighter. She's not strong, physically, but she didn't let that stop her or make her cower before someone who was trying to do her harm. She even had the smarts to play along a few times to find her opening and actually took it.

The paranormal side of this is maybe like any other, but what I liked most? The top dogs in the paranormal world aren't the usual creatures.

It was a decent story that I don't regret listening to. I'll be checking out the second book.

  • Don't Cheat Me

  • Nora Jacobs Series, Book 2
  • By: Jackie May
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227

One month after Nora's violent induction to the dangerous supernatural side of Detroit, she's finally settling into her new life as the underworld's token human. All she wants to do is mind her own business, enjoy her new friends, and stay safe. But that's easier said than done when she's such an enigma to everyone around her. Thanks to her unique psychic abilities, she's garnered a reputation for being mysterious and powerful. When the alpha of a local werewolf pack asks her to help him figure out who is stealing from him, she can't say no.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT. LOVE THE SERIES.

  • By Bunty on 09-05-18

Series isn't for me

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

Reviewed: 12-18-18

I liked the first one well enough to try this one out. I can't quite put my finger on whether the biggest thing that bugged me was the narrator or the writing. The narrator read this with the required cadence to illustrate a proper sentence, but she read without emotion or personality. But there doesn't seem to be much emotion or personality written into the story. So who is at fault for this? It wasn't worth much pondering to figure it out. The lack of life coming from the characters, both narration and writing, made this read very bland and methodical.

The big reveal was lacking. I actually let out a loud sigh of disappointment when it happened. I was hoping for something better. It does make sense and the author has been playing towards from the start, but still, it was so not a shock or surprise it fell flat.

The first book had a small promise of a good series, the second book shut that door for me. I won't be listening to the next.

  • Onyx & Ivory

  • By: Mindee Arnett
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332

They call her Traitor Kate. It’s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king of Rime. Cast out of the nobility, Kate now works for the royal courier service. Only the most skilled ride for the Relay and only the fastest survive, for when night falls, the drakes - deadly flightless dragons - come out to hunt. Fortunately, Kate has a secret edge: She is a wilder, born with forbidden magic that allows her to influence the minds of animals.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining story

  • By Amanda Perez on 06-09-18

Slow start, but worth it

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

This was a slow start but seemed necessary for both world development and to understand Kate's background. Once it got to the main part of the story (the Rising), that is where the story really picks up. Excellent choice for an audiobook and I will listen to the next book.

  • Sky in the Deep

  • By: Adrienne Young
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402

Raised to be a warrior, 17-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: train to fight and fight to survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield - her brother, fighting with the enemy - the brother she watched die five years ago. Eelyn loses her focus and is captured. Now, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A rich character-driven narrative, well performed

  • By Megan on 04-28-18

Loved the narrator

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

For me, the saving grace of this book was Khristine Hvam. If I hadn't listened to it, I might never have finished this one. There was so much that left me questioning everything about this. For one, the brother. Five years he spent separated from his family. Which I could get, honestly. It wasn't like they had a mail service, cell phones, or even pigeons to send messages. What I never understood was the circumstances of how brother and sister had their fateful meet. That is what kept me from enjoying this book. It didn't make sense and it was never explained (and I can't explain without giving away spoilers).

I think this might have been better without the brother, Eery (Or is it Eerie? Eary? Ahhh! The only trouble I have with audiobooks!). If she were captured without the pretense of her brother being alive (by all rights, he should be dead), the story could have been so much more without him. I think the soul searching would have meant so much more.

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  • The Royal We

  • By: Heather Cocks, Jessica Morgan
  • Narrated by: Christine Lakin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,433
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,313
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,312

American Rebecca Porter was never one for fairy tales. Her twin sister, Lacey, has always been the romantic who fantasized about glamour and royalty, fame and fortune. Yet it's Bex who seeks adventure at Oxford and finds herself living down the hall from Prince Nicholas, Great Britain's future king. And when Bex can't resist falling for Nick, the person behind the prince, it propels her into a world she did not expect to inhabit, under a spotlight she is not prepared to face.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very charming, but...

  • By M.A. on 11-03-15

The narrator is the saving grace of this story

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

Reviewed: 06-18-17

The beginning of this story was much better than the rest of it. After the Oxford years, this book fell apart. The story seemed to come to a screeching halt and I lost all interest. I almost didn't finish. But I wanted to know about the stuff that happens at the beginning so I forced myself to keep listening.

This is filled with every clichéd plot device and for most of the story I wasn't quite sure Bex deserved Nick. And sometimes I wasn't sure Nick deserved Bex. I just didn't feel that connection that made me want to root for these two as a couple.

The narrator was brilliant, however. She hit all the accents well enough to add to the story. Her male voices, sometimes, were a bit much, but easily overlooked.

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  • American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production)

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Daniel Oreskes, full cast
  • Length: 19 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,635
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41,441
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,398

Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life. But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow's best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 10 Years and Still a Fantastic Read

  • By Nightveil on 07-22-11

Masterful Story

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

Reviewed: 06-02-17

I started this book on a whim. I needed an audiobook and my sister said I should try this one since it looked interesting. And because it's now a tv show. I really enjoyed this book. I'm not sure how different this is to the print version, since the author stated he used the original version for the tenth anniversary audiobook, but I really enjoyed this version.

I wasn't sure what to expect going in, I read the description and I feel like that doesn't give a whole lot of view into this book, but for good reason. The whole story unfolds and the reader gets to figure everything out as Shadow starts to figure them out. It was a very fun process and made me sit and listen longer than I should have.

The thing I really liked about this was the immigration aspect. All those stories of people from all over the world finding their way over to America. Whether it was free will, slavery or indentured servitude. The added stories were very interesting and shown a tiny little light on how maybe the gods came to be in America when we don't tend to think of them as forming out of thought, ritual and worship.

American Gods was a masterful story, the little stories connecting in ways I hadn't expected and plot twists aplenty. The full cast of narrators brought this story alive in ways that a single person would have trouble doing. I highly enjoyed this and can't wait to check out the tv show now.

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  • Blameless

  • An Alexia Tarabotti Novel
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Emily Gray
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,026
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,034

Gail Carriger’s best-selling Parasol Protectorate series reimagines Victorian England with vampires, werewolves, and a dash of steampunk. Blameless is the third in the series starring the parasol-wielding Lady Alexia Maccon, formerly Alexia Tarabotti. After news spreads of her delicate condition—a surprise to everyone since she’s married to a werewolf—Alexia is desperate to escape the London gossip. So she heads to Italy for a change of scenery.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dramatic pause are one thing but...

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-16-14

Fantastic Performance

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

Reviewed: 09-07-14

I'm hooked on Emily Gray now. I've now listened to three books, this and the previous two in this series and I have absolutely loved it. Gray does such great voices and is consistent with her voices for each character and she's consistent in the way she delivers these lines. This is definitely a series I highly recommend the audiobook because it's almost like watching a BBC mini series with this performance.

The story is fun and exciting. Alexia's way of seeing the world as it is, no waxing of poetry involved, is fun. It surprises people with her reasonableness. I wanted to smack her husband a few times, but I enjoyed Alexia's adventure. Even if she never wants to go on another adventure ever again.

  • Infinity

  • Chronicles of Nick
  • By: Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,074
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,669
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,672

At 14, Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything about the world around him. Streetwise, tough and savvy, his quick sarcasm is the stuff of legends - until the night when his best friends try to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior who has more fighting skills than Chuck Norris, Nick is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters: immortal vampire slayers who risk everything to save humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Prequel/Sequel to the Dark Hunter Series

  • By Jeanie on 06-01-10

Stellar Audiobook

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

Reviewed: 08-02-12

My first audiobook that I listened to with Holter Graham was amazing. I had hesitated if I wanted this series on audio or paper copies. I love Kenyon's Dark Hunter world. I have most of the Dark Hunter series in paperback. While it was a hard decision on whether to do audio or book, I was not disappointed. Holter Graham is a superb reader. He is entertaining and is able to carry the story out as if it were a play, not a book. I will admit, he was the reason I opted for the audiobook.

The story was also very compelling. I loved Nick's first book. Even before writing this review, I got the second audiobook in my cart and ready to go. I was expecting the story line to be very similar to the Dark Hunter series, but other than having a few of the same repeat characters through the series, this stood well on it's own. I loved the zombie aspect. I hadn't really expected that. Going into this book, I didn't do a whole lot of reading up on what it was about, exactly. I was thrown for a loop (in a good way) and when the book finally came to an end, I was eager to continue the series.

Mr. Graham has portrayed Ms. Kenyon's book very well. They are both separately great and by joining forces, they make this book one that must be listened to.

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  • Oh. My. Gods.

  • By: Tera Lynn Childs
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 180

When Phoebe's mom returns from Greece with a new husband and moves them to an island in the Aegean, Phoebe's plans for her senior year and track season are ancient history. Now she must attend the uberexclusive academy, where admission depends on pedigree, namely, ancestry from Zeus, Hera, and other Greek gods. That's right, they're real, not myth, and their teen descendants are like the classical heroes - supersmart and superbeautiful with a few superpowers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Next stop Olympus.

  • By Teresa on 10-10-13

Very Entertaining Audio

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

Reviewed: 12-14-11

The audio of this book was brilliant. I really enjoyed the reader, Jessica Almasy. She brought the characters to life. The story was really good but I was glad that I listened instead of read it. I would have missed out on a really great audio.

I wasn't expected so much out of this when I first came across the book. It sat on my to be read list for quite a while before stumbling on the audio version. After sampling, I downloaded immediately and never once regretted the purchase.

The school was fun. Getting to know the different descendants and seeing how Phoebe learned to deal with her new life when going to a school meant for 'gifted' individuals. All around fun book.

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