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Sallamae Johnson

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  • Witch's Bite Box Set: The Complete Series

  • By: Stephanie Foxe
  • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
  • Length: 21 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

 

I've been living in a small town working for the vampires for the last six months. All I want is to save up enough to open an apothecary so I don't have to heal the neckers anymore. Of course, nothing in my life can be that simple. Two detectives show up at my door asking questions about a dead girl and trying to pin the murder on my employer. Next thing I know, I'm dodging fireballs in parking lots.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • horrible narrator<br /><br /><br /><br />

  • By Catherine on 02-25-19

nice story, trashy protagonist

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

Reviewed: 04-01-19

It's just not good, even though it is very intriguing. I just couldn't endure listening any further.

  • Ash

  • Hive Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Leia Stone, Jaymin Eve
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,424
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,415

It all started when infected bats bit a small group of humans and created what are now called vampires. Then, the male vampires knocked up some female humans, and the result was a gorgeous race of all male ash - superhuman freaks that had looks to kill. Charlie is the first female ash, aka unicorn of the Hive - the gated compound in Portland that the humans have designated to isolate vampires and ash from society.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • We'll see

  • By Cherish on 03-17-16

Too bad to finish

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

Reviewed: 02-09-19

The narration is great, but the story starts interesting, yet vulgar and trashy, then get steadily less interesting while still vulgar and trashy. This was wasted money. I was counting on the possibility that one of the authors good writing history correlated to a good book. This a big disappointment that suggests one can't lean on past works when co-authors are involved.

  • The Vampire Wish: The Complete Series (Dark World)

  • By: Michelle Madow
  • Narrated by: Patricia Santomasso
  • Length: 23 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358

Annika never thought of herself as weak - until vampires murdered her parents and kidnapped her to their hidden kingdom of the Vale. As a brand-new blood slave, Annika must survive her dangerous new circumstances - or face death from the wolves prowling the Vale's enchanted walls. But sparks fly when she meets the vampire prince Jacen, and while she hates the thought of falling for the enemy, her connection with the mysterious prince could be the key to her freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen to get lost in the supernatural

  • By Roxann M Garcia on 09-04-18

Really excellent. No bad extremes, satisfying end.

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

Reviewed: 02-09-19

The majority of the books I have been reading and searching through on the subject of vampires, magic, and supernatural beings have been disappointing, speaking mildly. The main issue is that so few authors seem to convey an understanding of human sexuality, or that they write unto an unfulfilling ending with the story being one of wandering lost or depressed in the middle. This book is one of the few excellent books that succeeds at making sense in a world where the various elements that lead to satisfaction are present: love, goals we can relate to, moral balance, and of course a supernatural battle one. Success, fulfillment, and totally unique re-definitions of what supernatural beings are supposed to be are all had right here, in a time I was pleased to discover it.

My rant:
Co-habitation of different races (non-sexual), fine; culture and different writing styles assumed to be normal to everyone, fine, it shows confidence; things that are kind-of vague because the author or the main character hasn't figured it out yet, fine! The world of imagination is very cool at times and I long for all the hours of my lonely work being filled with something to keep my mind occupied when my college classes fail to provide. Far too many authors seem to put stories of crap and sexual self-defilement into the larger stories in a way that does not make any sense, suggesting that it is there for their own lusts or the imagined demand of their audience. Do thorough and proper research and you will discover that sexual addiction is far more prevalent than anyone feels comfortable admitting. It twists and distorts the natural drives of the brain just as any addiction does. Only when someone is free of such a condition can they see how horribly much the world is influenced by fake imitations of sexual love and fulfillment. Sex is about reproduction and love is about commitment and a desire for mutual lasting happiness and wellbeing. They are not exclusive, but they are also not swappable. Sexual addictions can make any indulgence seem a worthy cost to obtain the satisfaction of sexual urges, physical or mentally emulated.

  • Midnite's Daughter

  • Midnight Girl, Book 1
  • By: Rick Gualtieri
  • Narrated by: Tess Irondale
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

All Kisaki really wants is to belong somewhere, but there are few places half demons can safely call home. Raised in isolation within the celestial palace, she longs to escape and explore the strange planet below - Earth. So when an opportunity presents itself, she takes it, inadvertently stealing her mother's greatest treasure in the process - the Blade of Heaven. Exploring a whole new world is terrifying enough, but hot on her heels is her so-called guardian, the tiger-spirit Shitoro.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Midnite's Daughter - Meh

  • By P. E. Hall on 08-06-18

Best in class; could be the teacher!

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

Reviewed: 12-24-18

I have listened to and read several dozen or more of similar books, some about magic, some about half human cross species, and some other wise supernatural. This is the first that impresses me so wonderfully without dazzle. No cheap tricks are used to make this story spectacular. Both cross culture, cross species, and maybe cross genre this is a story capable of being engaging without odd cliffhangers or lascivious immorality.

  • Demonglass

  • Hex Hall Series, Book 2
  • By: Rachel Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290

Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch, which was why she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (a.k.a. witches, shapeshifters, and fairies). But that was before she discovered she was a demon, and her hot crush, Archer Cross, was an agent for The Eye, a group bent on wiping her kind off the face of the earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By megan on 12-12-12

Totally loved it, still it is a cliffhanger

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

I loved the story enough to recommend it and likely listen to it again. I knew I probably would because Hex Hall was the same. Too few stories on Audible cover my desired subjects and are so simple, delightful, and unpolluted with trashy imitations of romance. The voice imitations were not so amazing as some of my other favorite narrators, but so effective that I didn't have a moment of distraction caused by her performance. That puts both the author and the narrator at the top of my list of what I'd like more of.

  • Bookworm

  • Bookworm Series, Book 1
  • By: Christopher Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Zehra Jane Naqvi
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491

Elaine is an orphan girl who has grown up in a world where magical ability brings power. Her limited talent was enough to ensure a magical training, but she's very inexperienced and was lucky to get a position working in the Great Library. Now, the Grand Sorcerer - the most powerful magician of them all - is dying, although initially that makes little difference to Elaine; she certainly doesn't have the power to compete for higher status in the Golden City. But all that changes when she triggers a magical trap....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally! An Adult Version of the 'Schooled In Magic' Series!

  • By Trip Williams on 07-11-17

Good, but with briefly shown flaws.

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

The narrator is awesome. As much as I love reading his stories and imaginations, Christopher Nuttall seems to put pieces in his stories that trivialize and demean sexuality and make no sense. Some of his earliest works seem to be better according to my recollection.

  • Graduation Day

  • Schooled in Magic, Book 14
  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 645
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 604
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 602

Frieda is one of Emily’s closest friends, a young girl she saved from Mountaintop and brought back to Whitehall. But Frieda found herself the victim of a deadly soul-destroying plot - and the true target may well be Emily herself. Now, after Emily saved Frieda from a magician who was slowly driving her mad, Frieda stands accused of attempted murder - and worse. She must now stand trial for her crimes. Worse, Fulvia - Matriarch of House Ashworth - has returned. Humiliated by Emily years ago, Fulvia burns for revenge - and the chance to regain her lost power.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • love the author, and the story, but

  • By Jack on 05-25-18

Awesome again. Simply satisfying.

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

Reviewed: 06-16-18

The writer's hiccup is past. The story and the growing friendships are restored. Unfortunately, the "F" word is still a problem for those who really care. Now, by length and content, this series is most definitely not Harry Potter.

  • The Gordian Knot

  • Schooled in Magic, Book 13
  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 547
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 523
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 521

The post of Head Girl of Whitehall looks fantastic on anyone's resume. It places the lucky winner on equal terms to the staff, granting them authority, power, and responsibility that no other student can even dream of possessing. Naturally, Emily doesn't want it. But when she returns to Whitehall for her sixth and final year, she discovers that the staff has elected her to the post - and refusal isn't an option. Reluctantly, she starts to carry out her new duties, unaware that deadly enemies are waiting in the shadows, preparing themselves to strike at her when her back is turned.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Almost nothing happened

  • By Zergling For Hire on 04-29-18

Mostly excellent writing, but a hiccup

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

The beginning and the very end are as good as usual, but alas, Emily's character regression and lack of expected development - as well as the corresponding repetition of text and style stain much of the middle of the book. She is contemptably stupid, seemingly for no reason except to maintain the same pattern and length of the previous books. I would rather he made the story half as long than make that blunder.

  • Fists of Justice

  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 772
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 722
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 720

The war is over. But the scars remain. Emily's New Learning has been good for Beneficence. In the years since she arrived on the Nameless World, the city has been at the forefront of technological advancement and social development. Thousands of newcomers are moving to the city, railways span the gorge and drive into Zangaria, the first steamboats are plowing the ocean wave and a whole new banking system is reshaping national and international trade. A true golden age appears to be on hand. But all is not well.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The problem is not the point... It's character development.

  • By RED on 03-25-18

The truth of her evil deeds is revealed

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

Reviewed: 06-14-18

Though this fiction can't possibly describe the depth and burden of Emily's evil deeds, two truths were revealed. First, that fornication never leads toward a good end; Second, that one can live with righteous ideals and do the right thing, even when it seems terrible and horrible; Rightness is not defined to exclude horror.

  • Past Tense

  • Schooled in Magic, Book 10
  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 700
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 656
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 654

Thrown back in time after the spells binding Whitehall School together nearly collapsed, Emily finds herself in the days of Lord Whitehall. But everything she knows about the past is a lie. The Whitehall Commune is in hiding from a great and terrible foe, while some of the legendary founders bicker like children and others call on deadly and untrustworthy entities with agendas of their own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best one so far

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-09-18

Way cool!

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

I don't mind saying the obvious: time travel.

Even so, how much more powerful does a person get!? The story is that good, as usual.