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  • Iron and Magic

  • Iron Covenant, Book 1
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,812
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,696
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,694

Hugh d'Ambray, Preceptor of the Iron Dogs, Warlord of the Builder of Towers, served only one man. Now his immortal, nearly omnipotent master has cast him aside. Hugh is a shadow of the warrior he was, but when he learns that the Iron Dogs, soldiers who would follow him anywhere, are being hunted down and murdered, he must make a choice: to fade away or to be the leader he was born to be. Hugh knows he must carve a new place for himself and his people, but they have no money, no shelter, and no food, and the necromancers are coming. Fast. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hugh recreating his life

  • By IreneMBBT on 07-27-18

My new book boyfriend is Hugh

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I didn't go into this book thinking i would love it as much as I did. I have always pictured Hugh as an arrogant a$$ and he is but this book paints him in an entirely different picture than I anticipated. The relationship between Hugh and Elara made me laugh out loud and I cannot wait to see where this goes. While this could be read as a stand alone book I wouldn't recommend it just go ahead and buy all of the Kate Daniels series...you won't regret it!

  • Jane Carver of Waar [Soundtrack Edition]

  • By: Nathan Long
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 330

Jane Carver is nobody's idea of a space princess. A hard-ridin', hard-lovin' biker chick and ex-Airborne Ranger, Jane is as surprised as anyone else when, on the run from the law, she ducks into the wrong cave at the wrong time - and wakes up butt-naked on an exotic alien planet light-years away from everything she's ever known. Waar is a savage world of four-armed tiger men, sky pirates, slaves, gladiators, and purple-skinned warriors in thrall to a bloodthirsty code of honor and chivalry.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The soundtrack killed the radio star!

  • By Heather on 02-16-17

The soundtrack killed the radio star!

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

Reviewed: 02-16-17

The author uses horrible descriptions for things like "hungry as damn"...what is that supposed to mean? The situations that are thrust upon Jane and how she handles these situations are unbelievable. The author does not make anything in the story even half way believable and I find that I don't really care what happens to her. Cuss words are thrown in willy-nilly in what I think is an attempt to make her seem more "bad-ass" however it does the exact opposite. It reminds me of Will Smith's character in I, Robot where he tells Shia LaBeouf to stop cussing because he's bad it! The poor story along with the awful accompaniment of the so called soundtrack further makes this book extremely difficult to endure.

The sound track addition may not have been so horrid if the sound was playing at the same time the words were being spoken. Instead you got a “she could hear the motorcycles approaching her” then you got a motorcycle sound. The same thing happened for each whoop, yell, clang of metal or battle sound. Play the sound at the time the narrator is speaking the words not after as it seems like the sounds were placed there as a “see…I TOLD you they were coming closer”.

I left this book unfinished and I really don't care how Jane's future played out and will never pick it back up to complete it either!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Ever After

  • A Sookie Stackhouse Novel, Book 13
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,510
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,096
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,106

Number-one New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris has won numerous awards for her Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire series, which has been adapted into the hit HBO show True Blood. In this 13th and final book, a murder rocks the town of Bon Temps and Sookie is arrested for the crime. After making bail, she sets out to clear her name - but her investigation only leads to more deaths.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Welp, At Least She Didn't Do An Anita Blake

  • By J Barrington on 06-23-13

Diappointed - Mild Spoilers

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

Reviewed: 05-09-13

What did you like best about Dead Ever After? What did you like least?

The best thing I liked is that it was a Sookie Stackhouse book,the least thing I liked was the story.

What was most disappointing about Charlaine Harris’s story?

It seemed as though Charlaine was tired of writing about Sookie. The story was was not up to par with the rest of the series and seemed rushed at points and slow at other points. At the end of book 12 Sookie saves a life. That person turns their back on Sookie throughout the majority of this book. It was depressing that when Sookie needed Eric and Sam the most they were not there for her. Eric...Ugh don't even start me going down that path. Eric was the biggest disappointment in this book. For someone who fought so hard to get Sookie throughout the series and then to abandon her without a supreme fight almost made me want to put the book down all together.

Which character – as performed by Johanna Parker – was your favorite?

Sookie Stackhouse! To me Johanna Parker IS Sookie.

Did Dead Ever After inspire you to do anything?

Yes, it made me want to beat the heck out of Eric Northman!

Any additional comments?

I feel as though we lost of piece of Sookie in this book. Yes girl power blah blah blah but Sookie was crapped on by everyone she cared about in this book and she's going to sit idly by and hook up with a man that she never liked "in that way" because she believed that saving him made them magically closer? Give me a break. I have enjoyed the rest of the series but believe that Charlaine just wanted the story to be over and word vomited this book out so she would not have to deal with it anymore. Boo to you!

19 of 26 people found this review helpful

  • The Lost Prince

  • By: Julie Kagawa
  • Narrated by: Jake Lewis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 527
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520

Don't look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them. That is Ethan Chase's unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs - including his reputation - begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he'd dare to fall for. Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister's world - the land of Faery.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great turn on perspective, gets a little dark

  • By Ramonabeth on 03-21-14

High hopes that were dashed

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

Reviewed: 11-20-12

I downloaded this book because I had just listened to The Immortal Rules by the same author. I love The Immortal Rules and thought this book would be just as good...boy was I completely wrong. This book is about a 17 year old boy named Ethan Chase and he just so happens to be the little step brother of the Iron fey queen. Throughout the book you hear how Ethan is not getting involved with anything having to do with the fey. He's not going to make friends he's going to be a loner in order to protect everyone around him. This mantra is so frequently preached that it's annoying. Specifically when another boy comes to Ethan for help and Ethan adamantly refuses but then all of a sudden he accepts and helps the troubled boy? No one else can see the fey outside of "The Nevernever" and this stated many many times as well. It's an Emo roller coaster that never stops.

There were many contradictions and inner battles that made me want to smack Ethan up side the head and tell him to get over it. Help or don't help but quit saying you're not going to assist and then do it anyway but preach that you're still not going to help. I got half way through and wanted to stop listening but then decided to increase the reading speed just so I could say I finally made it to the end.

I'm seriously thinking of returning this book as I do not foresee myself listening to it ever again. I would not waste your credit on this book.

3 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Dragon Bound

  • Elder Races Series #1
  • By: Thea Harrison
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,510
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,985
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,997

Half human and half Wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the Wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their Dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful---and passionate---of the Elder Races.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Woo Freakin Hoo!

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-14-11

Slow start and great finish

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

Reviewed: 11-06-12

This book sat in my wish list for quite some time. After having read the reviews many times I finally decided to buy it. The book started of painfully slow and I put it down a couple of times but after ten minutes I found I was picking it back up again. If you can get through the first 10 chapters then you will be pleasantly surprised. There were times in the book that I wished the author used different anatomical names but oh well.

Sophie Eastlake's narrations was just okay. My impression of a person that has lived since the dawn of time would have the vernacular that encompasses said time length. Sophie at times makes the protagonists mate sound like an errant teenager.

Being that I was surprised as I was by the end of this book I believe i will purchase the next in the series.

  • Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet

  • Charley Davidson, Book 4
  • By: Darynda Jones
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,982
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,666
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,663

Sometimes being the grim reaper really is that. Grim. And since Charley’s last case went so awry, she has taken a couple months off to wallow in the wonders of self-pity. But when a woman shows up on her doorstep convinced someone is trying to kill her, Charley has to force herself to rise above. Or at least get dressed. She quickly realizes something is amiss when everyone the woman knows swears she’s insane.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AS SOON AS I HIT 'PLAY' I WAS TOTALLY ENTHRALLED!!

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 11-17-12

Typical Charley snark

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

Reviewed: 10-31-12

The fourth installment to the Charley Davidson saga is just as good as the first book. I was saddened that a lot of the questions I had in the first book still remained unanswered in this fourth book. If you have like any of the previous Charley Davidson books you'll surly enjoy this one well.
Charley has a lot of demons to work thought both metaphorically and physically unfortunately this book is extremely predictable therefore I only gave it 4 stars instead of 5. There were also times that I felt Darynda added unnecessary snark to Charley that made her more annoying.
Lorelei King, as always, brought the characters to life with her fantastic narration.

I would recommend this book and I am yet again... impatiently awaiting the next book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • To Kill a Warlock

  • Dulcie O'Neil, Book 1
  • By: H. P. Mallory
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 686
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 627
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 624

Dulcie O’Neil is a fairy. And not the type to frolic in gardens. She’s a Regulator - a law-enforcement agent who monitors the creatures of the Netherworld to keep them from wreaking havoc in the mortal world. When a warlock is murdered and Dulcie was the last person to see him alive, she must uncover the truth before she’s either deported back to the Netherworld, or she becomes the next victim. Enter Knight Vander, a sinfully attractive investigator sent from the Netherworld to work the case with Dulcie.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging, but sometimes frustrating

  • By Jeanne on 09-17-12

Very light but also fun

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

Reviewed: 09-25-12

If you're looking for something that is extremely light to pass the time until the book you may be waiting for comes out then this is for you. It's obvious that this author is new therefore ignore continuity and writing style. If you can get past all of that then the book is rather fun. Dulcie is a regulator law enforcement office and a faerie. her main job is to monitor creatures from the netherworld and keep them in line. When a friend of hers ends up dead she gets blamed and fights her way through the lies with a hunk of a man named Knight Vander. The two together have the typical spats and loathing that is typical with any book of the genre to battle the forces of evil to come out on top.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Shift

  • Shifters, Book 5
  • By: Rachel Vincent
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505

"Being the first female werecat enforcer isn’t easy. Scars accumulate, but I’m stronger in so many ways. As for my personal life? It’s complicated. Choices worth making always are. Ever since my brother’s death and my father’s impeachment, it’s all I can do to prevent more blood from spilling. Now our Pride is under attack by a flight of vicious thunderbirds. And making peace with our new enemies may be the only way to get the best of our old foe."

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Like a train wreck you can't look away from.

  • By Coby on 06-02-11

Fun story

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

Reviewed: 04-28-12

The story was okay a little far fetched at times with the thunderbirds. Jennifer Van Dyck lacks in her character differences. Some times I could not tell who was talking as there was no variation in her speech. It was a nice story while I await the 12th Sookie Stackhouse novel. I think I will get book 5 just to see how the story ends. By the way, I too am rooting for Jayce!

  • Second Grave on the Left

  • Charley Davidson, Book 2
  • By: Darynda Jones
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,426
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,014
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,998

When Charley is rudely awakened in the middle of the night by her best friend who tells her to get dressed quickly and tosses clothes out of the closet at her, she can’t help but wonder what Cookie’s up to. Leather scrunch boots with a floral miniskirt? Together? Seriously? Cookie explains that a friend of hers named Mimi disappeared five days earlier and that she just got a text from her setting up a meet at a coffee shop downtown....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What happens if you get scared half to death twice

  • By Judy on 09-23-11

Awesome Awesome Awesome

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

Reviewed: 04-17-12

Where does Second Grave on the Left rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book is right up there with Jeannene Frost and Charlaine Harris. If you love Quipy sardonic dry humor you'll love this book.

What about Lorelei King’s performance did you like?

Everything

  • Shadow Game

  • GhostWalkers, Book 1
  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,484
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,153
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,162

A man and woman possessed of telekinetic powers. She is the doctor. He is the experiment. What comes between them is a terrifying secret history that could save them or destroy them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't go wrong!

  • By Roberts on 06-21-10

great sex but weak story and narrator

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

Reviewed: 04-17-12

What disappointed you about Shadow Game?

I did not have any interest in the story. I kept thinking to my self how could the main character be so dumb and why the heck would he play the Hannibal when he could get himself out at anytime. I stopped listening to the book in the 3rd chapter.

Would you ever listen to anything by Christine Feehan again?

uh no probably not.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I think the book distracted from the book....

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Shadow Game?

I would have gone back and found a better story plot.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful