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  • The Singularity Trap

  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,722
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,645
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,613

When Ivan Pritchard signs on as a newbie aboard the Mad Astra, it's his final, desperate stab at giving his wife and children the life they deserve. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? But there's another challenge looming out there, in the farthest reaches of human exploration, that will test every man, woman and AI on the ship - and will force Ivan to confront the very essence of what makes him human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent.

  • By Amy Snider on 06-13-18

Smart, thought provoking Sci-Fi at its best!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-18

Engaging characters suck you in from the first page, fully actualized story arc in one book - excellent reading. Thank-you!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • First Fruits

  • By: Amanda Carney
  • Narrated by: Lynn Norris
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

Parsley Walker didn't want to fall in love. She wanted to pour coffee, serve flapjacks, and forget that she could read minds. But then fate walked in, and he had dark hair and a dark mood, and he looked at her like she was the only woman in the world. Jesse Linwood intended to blow into town, grab the girl, and get gone. Instead, the girl grabbed him with her shy smile and sad eyes. Now, his cold, black vampire heart beats for her alone, but he isn't the only one who craves her. To keep her safe, he must pick a fight he knows he cannot win.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Rough start

  • By Kimberly Smith on 09-24-17

Cover Art Dubious and Warning - Cliffhanger!

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

Usually this doesn't bother me - but I found this quite jarring for some reason - the cover models may have superficial (hair for example) similarity to the characters - but don't really fit the description in the book, and seem to be aimed at a teen audience - this is not YA stuff.

The story is promising but the last scene ends in an extreme cliffhanger - so don't pick this one up before the second or more in the series show up!

  • Samantha Watkins, Book 1

  • Chronicles of an Extraordinary Ordinary Life
  • By: Aurélie Venem, Stacey E. Battis - translator
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 907
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 836
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 831

Young librarian Samantha Watkins has always been perfectly content with her humdrum existence. Never easily fitting in with anyone anywhere, she feels most at ease in silence, among stacks of books. Sam believes in leaving fantasy and drama to the characters in her beloved novels. But one night when she leaves work late, she finds herself center stage in a tale of vengeance and terror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Supernatural Tale

  • By GH on 03-14-16

Please, please translate the rest of the series!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-18

Wowed by the first book - waiting and waiting to see the next instalment in English!!

  • Command Decision

  • Project Gliese 581g, Book 1
  • By: S.E. Smith
  • Narrated by: David Brenin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240

Lt. Commander Joshua Manson's focus on his career has taken him to many places, just not the one he has always dreamed of going: space. His sometimes controversial methods during missions have given him the reputation of being a soldier who doesn't always play by the rules. A challenging mission leaves Josh questioning if he'll have a career at all, so he is surprised when he is offered the chance to command a mission in space to investigate an unknown object. The more he learns, the more determined he is to lead it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NOT A STAR WARS STORY!!!

  • By Sharon Demond on 08-08-16

Mushy instalove...

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-18

Ugh - even second time through - starts out promising sci-fi romance - and comes to a screeching halt for me when the first sex scene appears from nowhere (about 4hrs15mins). Note to self : do. not. bother.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Always Watching

  • Elite Guardians Series #1
  • By: Lynette Eason
  • Narrated by: Rachel Dulude
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 620
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 622

The bodyguards of Elite Guardians Agency have more than just skill and prowess in common; they're also all women. When it becomes clear that popular psychiatrist and radio personality Wade Savage has a stalker, his father secretly hires Elite Guardians in order to protect his son. But when Wade's bodyguard is attacked and nearly killed, agency owner Olivia Edwards must step in and fill the gap.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • finally a good ending!

  • By julie on 05-15-16

Note: if hearing about faith, church and prayer..

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

Reviewed: 12-20-17

...bothers or distracts you, this may not provide the entertainment expected. Not offensive, but a little presumptuous of it being an essential part of everyone's life.

  • Throne of Truth

  • Truth and Lies Duet, Book 2
  • By: Pepper Winters
  • Narrated by: Kylie C Stewart, Eric Rolon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219

Two years. Since my life changed for the second time and not necessarily for the better. Two years since I traded prison bars for streets and hunted a runaway who I'd met in an alley. Two days. Since I forgot how to lie, woke to fists, and chased after the girl who'd been stolen from me. Two hours. To save her, rescue her, keep my lies intact. She looks at me full of hate. I look at her full of confession. Two minutes. For our relationship to switch from mutual dislike to floundering with unknowns. I've hurt her. Now, she's hurt me. I guess we're even.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • 😳WTF😳Sooooo Disapointed!!!!

  • By L V Red on 04-14-17

Good story, pronunciation incredibly bad...

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

Reviewed: 07-03-17

It seems like every other word over 1 syllable was mis-pronounced - including larynx, for goodness sake! Please, someone listen through these publications before letting them go - embarrassed on behalf of the narrators and really distracting to listen to.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Felony Ever After

  • By: Helena Hunting, Debra Anastasia
  • Narrated by: Rose Dioro
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 570
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 564

Verity Michaels is new to New York City, but even she knows riding in a stolen cab is not a normal way to meet someone. Damn it if that tattoo-covered would-be felon isn't everywhere now, and lighting everything on fire under her skirt. His name is Hudson Fenn, and he's frustratingly impossible to pin down. He works as a bike messenger, but has the manners of a prince - along with a strange tendency toward breaking and entering.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • #CrazyPlotTwist...... #Didn'tSeeItComing

  • By Cheri on 01-13-17

Truly awful!

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

Reviewed: 02-14-17

13 authors should've given it away... Immature receptionist falls for tattoo guy... Hoped for a story, got gasping angsty insta-lust.

  • Mr. Romantic

  • A Mister Standalone, Book 2
  • By: JA Huss
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Tad Branson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593

Charm is the key to the world. Charisma, magnetism, sex appeal - that "it" factor that can't be described. Nolan Delaney has it is spades. The infamous Mr. Romantic. And maybe he is out of my league, but I'm going to give it the old college try anyway. Because I didn't travel 2,000 miles for a job interview at his request just to be put out like trash. Don't underestimate me, Mr. Delaney. I'm really not as innocent as I look.

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

  • By Cyndi on 09-10-17

Erin, dear heart, stop gasping at the end of ...

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

Reviewed: 01-24-17

...every sentence!
Other than this rather distracting aspect, this is an above average story. Some of the central theme is less than convincingly portrayed - but overall it worked.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • A Shade of Vampire, Book 1

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin, Zachary Webber, Kate Rudd
  • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,945
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,626
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,615

On the evening of Sofia Claremont's seventeenth birthday, she is sucked into a nightmare from which she cannot wake. A quiet evening walk along a beach brings her face to face with a dangerous pale creature that craves much more than her blood. She is kidnapped to The Shade, an enchanted island where the sun is eternally forbidden to shine. An island uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet. She wakes here as a slave, a captive in chains.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The perfect book hors-d’oeuvre

  • By Katheryne on 12-22-15

Twilight fans will love it!

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

Reviewed: 12-01-16

Reasonable story - bit heavy on the teen angst, accentuated by the female narrator. Strictly YA.

  • Victoria's Challenge

  • The Imperial Series, Book 2
  • By: M.K. Eidem
  • Narrated by: Ian Gordon, Jennifer Gill, Gary Gordon
  • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546

Victoria Lynn Chamberlain at age two, was abducted by an alien race, the Regulians. At nine, her world literally exploded when the Regulians returned, destroying Earth. She and her aunt were the only survivors thanks to another alien race, the Carinians. Now she's 18, a new graduate from their top medical school, and is ready to claim her life mate, Lucas. The handsome Carinian pilot that saved her all those years...cycles ago.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrators are shouty.

  • By Margarita on 05-17-17

Better...

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

Reviewed: 11-16-16

You know, the story in this second book is great - building on the foundation from the first book.

Again with the totally unconvincing and cringeworthy 'sex' scenes tho! - they didn't add anything and I found myself gritting my teeth waiting to get back to the story!

Where's the point in spending so much time repeating virtually the same tired descriptions and hackneyed phrases each time? Really would've been better to say stuff happened much more subtly and just move along - alternatively read some of the other authors out there to get more of an idea how to incorporate this sort of activity into the storyline.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful