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  • Breaking News: Avery Shaw Mystery Books 1-3

  • By: Amanda M. Lee
  • Narrated by: Angel Clark
  • Length: 19 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 178

As a reporter for a Southeastern Michigan newspaper, Avery finds herself in trouble at every turn. She has a list of enemies - and she's not afraid to cross them. Follow her as she crosses paths with her former boyfriend, a hot new love interest, and a family that cannot be contained - even by the law.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good mysteries... lacking back stories

  • By Lizzie Liz on 10-27-15

Enjoyed the story, reader could have done better

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

Enjoyable story line. Characters have dimension (not pure good or pure evil, make mistakes). The reader mispronounced a lot of words and that detracted from the audio book. I don’t mind when people do that in real life, but when being paid to read aloud, it seems like part of the job to check words you don’t know.

  • Sprinkle with Murder

  • Cupcake Bakery Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Jenn McKinlay
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332

Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura are finally living out their dream as the proud owners of the Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery. But their first big client is a nightmare. She's a bridezilla who wants 500 custom cupcakes for her wedding. When Mel stumbles upon the bride-to-be dead - by cupcake - Mel becomes the prime suspect. To save themselves and their business, the ladies need to find the real murderer, before the cupcake killer ices someone else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sprinkled with Humor and a Sweet Treat!

  • By aubie99_98 on 01-18-17

Makes you suspect a few characters

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

This book successfully makes you suspect a few characters as you try to figure out who did it. I like that in a mystery. The characters were believable, which I also like. No spoilers, so enough said.

  • The Wrong Sister

  • By: T. E. Woods
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,088
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,924
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,916

From behind the wheel of her car, Tess Kincaid glimpses a woman walking down a Madison, Wisconsin, street. They've never met, but Tess sees the same features every time she looks in the mirror. Tess introduces herself and discovers that she and her doppelganger, Mimi, have more than appearance in common. They even share the same birthday. Mimi - confident and outgoing where Tess is understated and shy - is convinced they're twins, separated shortly after birth. When a body is discovered in a local marsh, Tess is entangled in a search for the truth....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing like anything T E Woods has written B4!!!

  • By shelley on 03-01-18

Emotional and well read

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

This had some surprises to figure out, and I liked the ending. The reader does a great job with the emotions, which are very strong in some places. I will look for more by this author.

  • The Golden Dynasty

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Tillie Hooper
  • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,179

Circe Quinn goes to sleep at home and wakes up in a corral filled with women wearing sacrificial virgin attire - and she is one of them. She soon finds out that she's not having a wild dream; she's living a frightening nightmare where she's been transported to a barren land populated by a primitive people, and in short order she's installed very unwillingly on a white throne of horns as their queen.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Sure Where To Stand On This

  • By Mykal on 09-13-16

Good premise , badly written

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

The premise is very interesting - a woman wakes up in a different world. It could have been great, except the repeated message was The Healing Properties of Rape. She’s upset, he forces himself on her, and by the time they get out of bed she loves him. Other stuff happens, she’s upset, he forces her, they’re back in love. More stuff happens, he forces her, she loves him again. The only surprise is that she escapes for a while and the other characters keep telling her to go back for more, even trying to make her feel guilty. The story could have been so much better without this inexplicable message. Even if you believe the same way the author does, changing it up could have made it harder to guess what was coming next. The reader did a good job with the character voices.

  • The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition]

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,543
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,091

Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Nora - Outstanding!!!!

  • By M. Davis on 04-20-12

Male character was so obnoxious it was hard to listen

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

Reviewed: 12-17-18

This author has done much much better in other books, this was unbelievable in the extreme. The male lead character steamrolls the female lead, ignores what she says, does what he wants despite her objections... She probably could have taken out a restraining order on him for following her around, repeatedly coming to her house uninvited, refusing to leave, insisting on entering, etc. Apparently that’s ok since he’s the sheriff. The formerly strong female drops a mindset she’s had for years and falls into bed with him immediately. He is portrayed as right in every way and her as wrong, he as “fixing” the weak broken woman. It would have made much more sense for her to warn him off and either have him show a shred of respect for her from there on or have a reasonable and likable character appear as the male lead instead of the uber-controlling sheriff. The reader did a good job with the material she was given.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Bloodlust

  • Blood Destiny, Book 5
  • By: Helen Harper
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 953
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 888
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 887

Life's no fun being a dragon, especially when you are forced into responsibilities that involve trying to keep the peace between an array of shifters, mages, and faeries in order to bring down the scariest and deadliest foe the Otherworld has ever seen. And that's not to mention the fact that your own soul mate hates your guts. Mack Smith, a fiery Draco Wyr, is battling to come to terms with her emotions, her heritage, and her true capabilities. All she has to do is defeat Endor, win back Corrigan, and live happily ever after.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed Emotions

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-07-14

extensive profanity distracts from good story line

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

Reviewed: 05-16-18

The writer uses f*ck so often that you begin to laugh and count how many sentences she can go before using it again instead of following the story line. The actual story line is interesting, and the heroes fail sometimes which gives them dimension.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Upside-Down Magic, Book 3
  • By: Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, Emily Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 111

Upside-Down Magic is shaking up the school! The kids in Upside-Down Magic know their magic is a little out of control. But that doesn't make them weird - it only makes them human. When things get messy, it's up to Nory, Bax, and their friends to find their way out of trouble before something really wacky happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love it!

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-21-18

Pretty Great

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

Reviewed: 03-27-17

I loved how the voices had emotion and were not just normal calm voices, when I closed my eyes I could actually imagine everything happening which I cannot always do. The voices could have been better and more distinct but overall the story and the performance was very phenomenal compared to other narrated fiction adventures.

  • A Dance with Dragons

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 48 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,465

Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the number-one New York Times best-selling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series - as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A tale of two publishers:

  • By J. Cano on 07-31-11

female characters sound horrible, avoid reader

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

Reviewed: 07-11-16

What disappointed you about A Dance with Dragons?

The readers voice pitch for the female characters voices was very poor. Daenery's sounds like Popeye the sailor a cartoon character. I listened to book four which was good enough but this book was a painful struggle to listen to. I spent 26 hours listening wishing for the end but with 13 hours remaining I had to stop. As quoted 'words are wind', this reading is a most foul wind.

What did you like best about this story?

The narration and male characters were recorded well and sounded fine but the female characters were very low pitch and Daenery sounded like Popeye the sailor. I watched the HBO series season 1 and 2 after reading the first 3 books. It is a painful listen with Daenery's voice.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Roy Dotrice?

I do not have a preference.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

the book was fine but listening to its reading is like sitting thru a class where you dislike the instructor but you are sitting thru it to get done with it but it is most unbearable.

Any additional comments?

record this book over

  • Percy Jackson & the Olympians

  • The Demigod Files
  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462

How do you handle an encounter with Medusa on the New Jersey interstate? What's the best way to take down a minotaur? Become an expert on everything in Percy's world with this must-have guide to the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Complete with interviews, puzzles, games, and original short stories by Rick Riordan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riordan throws us a few scraps from his table

  • By Jimmy on 12-09-11

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 04-25-16

I love this book it was soooooo good of a story and I love Jesse Bernstein!!!!!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Blood of Olympus

  • The Heroes of Olympus, Book 5
  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Nick Chamian
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,976
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,429

Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen - all of them - and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood - the blood of Olympus - in order to wake.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • why oh why did they ever switch narrators!!!!!!!!!

  • By wayne on 10-09-14

Not too shabby

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

Reviewed: 04-10-16

I think it was not bad ,it was pretty good the story and all but the performance was a little hard to tell the characters apart, but I usually listen to audible going to sleep and Nick Chamains voice is very easy to listen to and I like that. Plus the story was good. Sooooooo Yeah