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  • The Trouble with Twelfth Grave

  • A Novel
  • By: Darynda Jones
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,392
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,234

Ever since Reyes Farrow escaped from a hell dimension in which Charley Davidson accidentally trapped him, the son of Satan has been brimstone-bent on destroying the world his heavenly Brother created. His volatile tendencies have put Charley in a bit of a pickle. But that's not the only briny vegetable on her plate. While trying to domesticate the feral being that used to be her husband, she also has to deal with her everyday life of annoying all manner of beings - some corporeal, some not so much - as she struggles to right the wrongs of society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Charlie Mania

  • By IreneMBBT on 11-01-17

Cliffhanger

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

Reviewed: 12-08-17

I love this series - but every book ending in a cliffhanger is exhausting... The performance was great as usual!

  • Savage Urges

  • Phoenix Pack, Book 5
  • By: Suzanne Wright
  • Narrated by: Jill Redfield
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,078
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,905
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,903

As a volunteer at a shelter for lone shifters - the same one that rescued her - Makenna Wray has dedicated her life to finding homes for its residents. And when she discovers that a teen in her care is related to Ryan Conner, the broody, handsome-as-sin enforcer of the Phoenix Pack, she's eager to help connect the two. She just wasn't prepared to feel a connection of her own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is My favorite of the Phoneix Pack series

  • By I HATE THIS NEW LOOK on 05-08-16

Suzanne Wright Rocks!

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

Reviewed: 05-04-16

Her books are fantastic! They have such strong female characters that are intelligent and fully formed without the constant need to be rescued. Everyone of her characters are male and female find their way without manufactured misunderstandings or other typical ruses found in a lot of stories. They also don't do stupid things so you are allowed to enjoy the books without yelling at anyone for said stupid choices. That being said - the books have all kinds of actual issues both internal and external to deal with and they lean on each other to get through it - it is uplifting and leaves me constantly wanting more!!!!!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Brotherhood in Death

  • In Death Series, Book 42
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,758
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,201

Dennis Mira just had two unpleasant surprises. First he learned that his cousin Edward was secretly meeting with a real estate agent about their late grandfather's magnificent West Village brownstone, despite the promise they both made to keep it in the family. Then, when he went to the house to confront Edward about it, he got a blunt object to the back of the head.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another excellent turnout by JD Robb. Loved it.

  • By Alexis Fox on 02-06-16

Emotional Entry

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

Reviewed: 02-05-16

I love this series! The characters are so well developed and we as fans have become so attached that we truly feel the love and the trauma that Eve and Roarke wade through. The wonderful Dennis Mira was such a blessing in this story and one I have waited to see more of as he is truly a beloved man who anyone would be lucky to meet in their life. The topic was a tough one, but one that was handled with care and showcased why Eve and Roarke are the perfect couple. I can't wait until September for the next one!!!

  • Rock Chick Reckoning

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Susannah Jones
  • Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,442
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,343
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,342

Stella Gunn is the lead singer and lead guitarist of the Blue Moon Gypsies, and Stella used to be Mace’s girl. But Kai “Mace” Mason broke up with her and the loss of him rocked her world. One night, Stella gets a call, late (again), from one of the members of her crazy band. She has to go play clean up (again) and runs into Mace (and a shed load of police) and ends up getting shot. Mace finds he doesn’t like it much that his ex-girlfriend got shot right in front of him, but it’s worse. A very bad man has thrown down the gauntlet, and all the Rock Chicks are in the firing line.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I found myself muttering to/at Stella

  • By Judith on 07-09-14

Favorite So Far!!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-27-14

This would be my favorite so far, because Stella didn't spend all of her time being an idiot and making the situation worse. It was sooooooo refreshing! Don't get me wrong - I did enjoy the other books, but there were times in them when I wanted to kick the whiney ass of the female character. I am really hoping we have turned a page literally, so that the next two books will follow this type of character trait.

I also really enjoyed the peak into the other relationships we had already listened to as all the Rock Chicks were involved.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Taste of Rapture

  • Alien Huntress, Book 6
  • By: Gena Showalter
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

Hector Dean is shaved, tattooed, and totally ripped - and he has a deadly secret. He is a walking weapon, capable of killing with a single brush of his fingertips. Little wonder he’s determined to remain on his own. But Noelle Tremain is a temptation like no other. She is beautiful and rich, with a party girl smile that hides a shocking vulnerability, and from the beginning his sizzling attraction to her is undeniable.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dark Taste of Rapture

  • By Deborah L. Merrifield on 05-14-15

Story FANTASTIC! Narration NOT GOOD!

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

Reviewed: 07-14-14

This story did not disappoint at all! I loved how the story develops for Noelle and Hector - it has so much heart and feelings woven through the story, along with the vulnerability of the characters was the kick ass attitude of them both. However, this is book 6 and the past 5 stories were narrated by the fantastic Justine Eyre who developed all of the characters voices and they were so distinct it was very enjoyable to listen to each one of them. This book however, barely registered a change in voices and of course could not match the distinctive voices we have grown to love.

2 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Thirteen

  • Women of the Otherworld, Book 13
  • By: Kelley Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 559
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504

A war is brewing - the first battle has been waged and Savannah Levine is left standing, albeit battered and bruised. She has rescued her half-brother from supernatural medical testing, but he's fighting to stay alive. The Supernatural Liberation Movement took him hostage, and they have a maniacal plan to expose the supernatural world to the unknowing. Savannah has called upon her inner energy to summon spells with frightening strength - a strength she never knew she had - as she fights to keep her world from shattering.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 01-31-19

Constant Motion!

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

Reviewed: 08-03-12

What did you like best about this story?

I was completely impressed at the way so many characters from this series made an appearance in a way that made sense to the completion of this story. They didn't just appear for appearance sake. This story was non-stop action and constantly kept you thinking.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Without specifics it actually did both - it had many highs and lows which makes for a great book!

Any additional comments?

I can honestly say, when I started this book I couldn't imagine that this was a series finale, as there are so many characters and it is such a diverse series, but Ms. Armstrong really went all out to make this book worthy of a fantastic series!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • By a Thread

  • Elemental Assassin, Book 6
  • By: Jennifer Estep
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,334

"When killing people is your job, there’s no such thing as a vacation. Then again, how often does an assassin live long enough to enjoy her retirement? In this line of work, you either get lucky or you get dead. And since I destroyed my nemesis, Mab Monroe, a few weeks ago, all of Ashland’s lowlifes are gunning to make a name for themselves by taking out the lethal Spider—me, Gin Blanco."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I hope that there’s no end in sight to this series

  • By RabidReads on 12-23-12

Donovan Caine - UGH!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-02-12

I was very happy when Donovan Caine left Ashland. The fact that Gin had 2 encounters with him (one in a closet and another in a car) and is still so hung up on him, makes me grind my teeth. Especially, when she has such a wonderful relationship with Owen Gracin. I am currently having a difficult time getting through this story as it appears to be gang up on Gin, from the idiot cop to her "beloved" sister cop. Gin is such a strong character, except for these issues with Donovan, who is a giant pain in the a**.

I'll keep going to hopefully put this character to bed once and for all and will write a follow-up review when I finish.

16 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Twice Dead

  • A Novel of Haven
  • By: Kalayna Price
  • Narrated by: Piper Goodeve
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 272
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 242

Newly undead shifter-turned-vampire Kita Nekai is coming to grips with the reality that her cat has not awakened since her change. What she needs is a little time to adjust to her new liquid diet and the increasingly complex attraction to her sire, Nathanial. What she gets is a headless harlequin.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very heavy

  • By Cheri on 01-27-12

Very heavy

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

Reviewed: 01-27-12

I understand that stories need excitement and momentum - and I enjoy that, but this series is all doom and gloom with no humor or light moments to break up all of the negativity.

I also hope (if I do another one of these stories) that Kita finally gets with the program and begins to embrace being a vampire on some level - it is just annoying at this point.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Shadow Heir

  • Dark Swan, Book 4
  • By: Richelle Mead
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 562

New York Times best-selling author Richelle Mead returns to the Otherworld, a mystic land inextricably linked to our own--and balanced precariously on one woman's desperate courage. Shaman-for-hire Eugenie Markham strives to keep the mortal realm safe from trespassing entities. But as the Thorn Land's prophecy-haunted queen, there's no refuge for her and her soon-to-be-born-children when a mysterious blight begins to devastate the Otherworld....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Series Ended : (

  • By Cheri on 01-20-12

Series Ended : (

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

Reviewed: 01-20-12

Do to all the negative reviews I read - I was almost dreading this book. But how do you not finish a series?? So now I can say having finished it - that I'm definitely glad I did! Was I thrilled with everything "No" - however, I am never 100% happy with all books, especially with so many complicated issues as this series deals with.

I do not want to comment too directly on the story and ruin it for anyone reading this comment, but I do have to agree with many of the reviews that Kiyo is someone I would truly love to throttle if given half a chance,

As for the open ending - not usually a fan, but I KNOW how I want the characters to end - so for me I can accept it.

Definitely worth listening to....

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13 audiobook cover art
  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: John Glover
  • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,633
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,646
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,648

When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best audio book in the series

  • By Bill on 08-31-11

Loved the Story

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

Reviewed: 11-29-11

As with the MANY other reviews, the narration was lacking and it was not John Glover's fault, as he did a good job, but on book 13 he is not Harry Dresden or any other character we've come to love. When you are listening to any series with one narrator, it is ALWAYS a bad idea to change. Hopefully, the true voice of Harry Dresden will return in Book 14. The story however, was creative and enjoyable and I am glad I listened to it.