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  • Assassin Next Door

  • Bad Boy Inc. Series, Book 1
  • By: Eve Langlais
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Mitchell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

A killer with a white picket fence. Suburbia, a great place for a man with secrets to hide - while investing in some solid real estate. The biggest drawback? Neighbors. In this case, a neighbor with sexy curves and a bright smile. Good thing she's not his type. Single moms with annoying exes are on the do-not-date list. Stay away. Calvin wants to; it's just not happening. He can't help but find himself drawn to the chaos next door. And when danger threatens his suburban lifestyle, this assassin doesn't hesitate to act.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen at 1.25x speed

  • By Tanya on 06-10-18

I couldn’t get through it

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

Reviewed: 01-05-19

I kept falling asleep and after the 5 time restarting from where I fell asleep, I gave up. It happens sometimes with some books🤷🏻‍♀️ I genuinely enjoy Langlais and think she has really fun stories but I couldn’t warm up to this one 😐

  • Altered Carbon

  • By: Richard K. Morgan
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,825
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,820

In the 25th century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person's consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or "sleeve") making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Altered Carbon

  • By Jake Williams on 09-22-07

Equal to the show

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

I liked it as much as the show. I highly recommend both. #futuristic #action #lifeafterdeath #intense #Conspiracy #sweepstakes #tagsgiving

  • Dark Slayer

  • Dark Series, Book 20
  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante, Jane Brown
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 773
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 779

A rumor has persisted in the vampire world of a dark slayer - a woman - who travels with a wolf pack and who destroys any vampire who crosses her path. Mysterious, elusive and seemingly impossible to kill, she is the one hunter who strikes terror into the hearts of the undead. She is Ivory Malinov. Her only brethren, the wolves. Long ago betrayed by her people, abandoned by her family, and cast out by everyone she held dear, Ivory has lived centuries without companionship or love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!!

  • By Mary on 10-07-09

Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

Great storytelling and wonderful narrators. I really enjoyed the pace of the story and the slow build to the romance. Also loved how the heroine is not completely reliant on the hero to save her. I love strong heroines and Feehan came through big time!
#girlpower #vampireromance #dragon #contemporaryromance #shapeshifters

  • Dark Planet Warriors

  • Book 1
  • By: Anna Carven
  • Narrated by: Jillian Macie, Todd McLaren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457

Some scary-looking aliens have just boarded Fortuna Tau, our little asteroid mining station. Kordolians, by the looks of things. What the hell do they want with this floating rust bucket? What are they even doing here? Come to think of it, I've never seen a Kordolian up close before. They're huge and intimidating, with strange silver skin and pointed ears. They have freaky nano-armor, and they're packing a serious arsenal. We humans stand no chance against them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Story

  • By Casie on 09-06-17

Really enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

i really like it and will continue to listen to the story in the next book. the narrators were just eh, i had to adjust volume when the guy read as hes a low talker i guess

  • Jackaby

  • By: William Ritter
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,471
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,361
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,355

Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1890, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary - including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position of Jackaby’s assistant.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • YA Sherlock and his Dr. Who companion - with fae

  • By withherownwings on 02-20-15

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

I wanted so badly to like it but I kept falling asleep and when I do that it means it's not holding me

  • V for Vendetta

  • By: Alan Moore
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,480
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,111

Imagine a Britain stripped of democracy, a world of the not-too-distant future in which freedom has been surrendered willingly to a totalitarian regime which rose to power by exploiting the people's worst fears and most damning weaknesses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Visceral Vindictive Vicarious Vicissitudes?

  • By John on 09-06-08

Very cool

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

I enjoyed very much and think it's better to listen than watch the movie😉 the action stuff in the movie was super cool no doubt but its fun to imagine something different as you listen to the book

  • Shadow Keeper

  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475

The paparazzi can't get enough of infamous bad boy Giovanni Ferraro. But unknown to them - and the women he beds - he's just playing a role. Keeping the spotlight on himself keeps it off the family business. And if this lethal shadow rider can't hunt in the dark, he'll find his pleasure elsewhere....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome as usual

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-26-18

I love Feehan really

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

I couldn't get past the "game" scene, in which the guy holds her by the wrist.It triggered a fear response in me. Even in books and tv its unpleasant to see/read about a person in a position of power exercising it over someone weaker knowing they can't get away.It's not something we should be putting a rosy finish on or try to explain away after the fact. I was turned off so much so I didn't even listen to any of the excuses the main lead had to offer as I'm sure he did. I have enjoyed Feehan in the past but the increase in bad language and explicit scenes has soured me to contemporary romance. I know it's a work of fiction and just entertainment but I felt like this was supposed to be a fantasy male meant to save the damsel,her fall in love him but instead a single scene.. scared me. I read the reviews thus far and I see most people loved this story and that's great but there was a few who rated low also. I think ill pass on this series because of my own feelings. Peace🌸 let's all be good to each other and I still love Christine Feehan 💕

  • Beauty and the Clockwork Beast

  • The Steampunk Proper Romances, Book 1
  • By: Nancy Campbell Allen
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311

Lucy, a smart, attractive, and well-respected botanist, travels to Blackwell Manor to take care of her sick cousin, Kate, who is married to Miles' younger brother. For Lucy, the trip is a welcome respite from her work and recent discovery of a breakthrough serum that could eliminate the scourge of vampires from London. But Lucy finds more than she bargained for when she arrives at the Manor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beauty and the Clockwork

  • By J. Franckum on 09-30-17

got a bit of everything and a dash of confusion

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

It's a really good plot and the reader is stellar but at the same time I felt the people in the book knew more than me. Kate's sickness seemed to take a very long time to fully manifest and yet Lucy seemed to be extremely concerned even though to start with Kate wasn't that ill, how'd she know she was getting worse? She seemed ok up till she couldn't eat anymore one day and her fingernails were discolored, it seemed so sudden to me. And the terror experienced when the ghostly sister visited her left me wondering how Lucy could barely stand after her encounter and yet feel that she meant her no harm, how'd she know that? Anyway I'm still listening and do enjoy the story but I have a lot of questions and it's pleasent to fall asleep to:) I love the reader

  • Judgment Road

  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 864
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 767
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 772

As the enforcer of the Torpedo Ink motorcycle club, Reaper lives for riding and fighting. He's a stone-cold killer who turns his wrath on those who deserve it. Feelings are a weakness he can't afford - until a gorgeous bartender gets under his skin. Near Sea Haven, the small town of Caspar has given Anya Rafferty a new lease on life. And she's desperate to hold on to her job at the biker bar, even if the scariest member of the club seems to have it out for her. But Reaper's imposing presence and smoldering looks just ratchet up the heat.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Christine tackles some pretty heavy material

  • By Felicia The Geeky Blogger on 01-26-18

Couldn't follow the story

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

Reviewed: 02-15-18

Would you try another book from Christine Feehan and/or Jim Frangione?

Yes

What was most disappointing about Christine Feehan’s story?

I literally kept falling asleep and I didn't feel like there was enough emotional connection between the guy and his girl.The way he spoke of her in discriptions, he refers to her physical appearance in a way I found distasteful. Also the names of the other people in the "club" are really strange and distracted me from the story. Going into a story for the first time is like meeting a potential friend and I either want to get to know the it or just stop. I couldn't make friends with this one.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Nothing, Jim F. narrates extremely well

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Judgment Road?

Any with the "hero" talking/thinking about the main leads ass,tits and fu$!ing her.

Any additional comments?

Just like to note this is the first book I didn't like from Christine Feehan and I love her work. This book just isn't my cup of tea.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Bad Beginning, A Multi-Voice Recording

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events #1
  • By: Lemony Snicket
  • Narrated by: Tim Curry, Full Cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,600
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,841
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,838

Like a car alarm, bagpipe music, or a doorbell ringing in the middle of the night, hearing this all-new audio edition of The Bad Beginning will only upset you. This unique multi-voice recording brings the first book in Lemony Snicket's alarming A Series of Unfortunate Events to such terrible life that no one should really have to experience it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliantly miserable

  • By Lindsey on 06-05-05

great story with heavy dose of humor

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

Reviewed: 08-21-17

whenever i listen to this story i have to leave all seriousness at the door and thats why its so relaxing. i like the voices but at times found the sound effects confusing. like the time i was folding clothes and the sound of turning pages nearly gave me a heart attack >_< great book, narrator and voice actors