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  • Dark Queen

  • Jane Yellowrock, Book 12
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,679
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,574
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,566

As Enforcer to the vampire Master of the City of New Orleans, Jane Yellowrock stakes her reputation and her life on keeping her territory safe. But Leo has been issued a blood challenge by the emperor of the European vampires, who seeks to usurp all of his power and possessions. If Leo loses the match to the death, the city will be forfeit, and the people of New Orleans will suffer the consequences. Jane can't let that happen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great adventure from Faith Hunter!

  • By Teri on 05-02-18

WOW WOW WOW!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-05-18

What a great book to have the pleasure of listening to. As always, Khristine Hvam does an incredible job bringing the characters in the Jane Yellowrock series to life. They just kinda pop off the pages and become real people. I don't like to give explicit details about books because there are enough people out there who do. I will say that I enjoyed thid book more than any other that I have read and though i have given the others a 5star 🌟 rating, I would give this one a TEN star it were allowed. In my humble opinion, it was that awesome! Listen to the series if you haven't already. I believe that you will be so glad that you did! FAITH HUNTER ROCKS!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Master of Solitude

  • Mountain Masters & Dark Haven, Volume 8
  • By: Cherise Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

Since childhood, Mallory McCabe has dreamed of falling in love with a hero. And then one saves her life. He's honest and blunt. Deadly, but filled with pain. Overpowering, yet ever so gentle with her. Oh yes, she's found her hero. Taking him to her bed is simply ... right. As is losing her heart. How could she have known he'd want nothing more to do with her?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AWESOME!

  • By d.e.matthews on 02-01-18

AWESOME!

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

Sawyer and Mallory are favorites! Narration was very good, IMHO. I enjoyed this very much.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Brie Learns the Art of Submission: Submissive Training Center (Volume 1)

  • By: Red Phoenix
  • Narrated by: Pippa Jayne
  • Length: 17 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 695
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 702

Brie's life changes the day Sir comes to her tiny tobacco shop. His invitation to the Submissive Training Center is about to rock this young woman's world. The renowned school is famous for its elite submissive instruction. She has no idea what will be asked of her or the boundaries that will be pushed. One thing is certain: Brie is about to learn more about herself in six weeks than she has over the previous 22 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!!!!! So sexy and hot!!!!!

  • By Marla on 05-01-14

WOW! WHAT A CONCEPT!

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

This review is my humble opinion of this book. I don't write blow by blow (LOL) accounts of everything that happens, as there are plenty of others who do that. I just tell you if I liked it or not.

I think that this book was great! I fell in love with the antics of Brie, Lea and Mary in the first chapter! What fun and sometimes, laugh out loud, funny! And then we have Sir, Tono, and Marquis, (Master Cohn didn't made my list became Mr. Universe-type muscles aren't for me). GULP!! Anyway, I was SOOOO ENTERTAINED!! I enjoyed following the girls through their training. A couple of phrases stood out for me. There was Brie and her, "I Googled it Sir", and Tono's "Breathe with me", (twin bought me the Breathe with me shirt! Yippieee)!

Pippa Jayne did an awesome job of narrating, and I'll be looking for more of her work. I can't wait to read the next omnibus. I've got it downloaded and just need to hit play!! Re-read #5.

You keep writing, and I'll keep reading! YOU ARE AWESOME!

  • Dawn Study

  • By: Maria V. Snyder
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334

Despite the odds, Yelena and Valek have forged an irrevocable bond - and a family - that transcends borders. Now, when their two homelands stand on the brink of war, they must fight with magic and cunning to thwart an Ixian plot to invade Sitia. Yelena seeks to break the hold of the insidious Theobroma that destroys a person's resistance to magical persuasion. But the Cartel is determined to keep influential citizens and Sitian diplomats in thrall - and Yelena at bay. With every bounty hunter after her, Yelena is forced to make a dangerous deal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutley loved the entire Poison Study series!

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-10-17

AWESOME BOOK! LOVE THIS SERIES!

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

Reviewed: 12-26-17

I loved everything about Dawn Study except that I thought it was too short! One thousand pages would be to short for me. LOL! I could listen to more books in this series, and hope that there are more. Gabe’s Zackman is an incredible narrator and I have enjoyed many titles on her “playlist”. She and Maria make a great time!

  • Archangel’s Viper

  • A Guild Hunter Novel
  • By: Nalini Singh
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 617
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 596
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 596

Once a broken girl known as Sorrow, Holly Chang now prowls the shadowy gray underground of the city for the angels. But it's not her winged allies who make her a wanted woman - it's the unknown power coursing through her veins. Brutalized by an insane archangel, she was left with the bloodlust of a vampire, the ability to mesmerize her prey, and a poisonous bite. Now, someone has put a bounty on her head....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Venom sounds like he's got throat cancer

  • By KSonAmazon on 10-01-17

AWESOME AS ALWAYS!!

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

Reviewed: 11-25-17

I think my headline covers it all for me. I loved the story, narration and just everything. I don't do spoilers so I'll just say buy the book, listen to it, love it and review it!

  • Power Game

  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 522

When radical terrorists take hostages in Indonesia, Captain Ezekiel Fortunes is called to lead the rescue team. Part of a classified government experiment, Zeke is a super soldier with enhanced abilities. He can see better, run faster, disappear when necessary, and hunt the enemy along any terrain. There are those in the world willing to do anything for power like that. A formidable spy genetically engineered to hide in plain sight, Bellisia rarely meets a man who doesn't want to control her or kill her. But Zeke's different.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Back to the original Ghostwalker feel!

  • By A. L. Bray on 01-30-17

GOOD BUT NOT MY FAVORITE

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

Reviewed: 11-25-17

I love Christine Feehan's books and this happens to be one of my favorite series, however, this one just kind of fell flat for me. I didn't feel the flow I am used to. It was a little repetitive in places. A statement would be made and a couple of paragraphs down, the same thing would be said again, sometimes using the same exact words and sometimes changed up a bit but meaning the same thing.

Now about the narration. First, I need to say that I am a HUGE Tom Stechschulte fan, that being said, I do try to give new to me or new to a series narrators a chance. Though
Mr Frangione does have a pleasant enough voice, I just felt that I was being read to and not being emersed in the story and transported into the
GhostWalker world. I listen with ear buds and all of the voices just sounded alike to me. The pitch in the women's voices, though a touch higher, sounded the same except for
the accents. My biggest issue was
with the voice and Cajun accent of Nonny. Not what I expected. I understand all narrator's have their own way of narrating, but I just wasn't liking the change after so
many books into the series. Mr Frangione had some big shoes to fill
after us having had the pleasure of Mr Stechschulte expertise. I don't know why the change was made, and I hope it wasn't due to illness or worse on Mr Stechschulte's part, and wish someone will let us know why a change was made. If this is a permanent change, I will still listen to future books, but, in my humble opinion, if it could been avoided, a change shouldn't have been made.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Visitor

  • Graveyard Queen, Book 4
  • By: Amanda Stevens
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287

My name is Amelia Gray. I'm the Graveyard Queen. Restoring lost and abandoned cemeteries is my profession, but I'm starting to believe that my true calling is deciphering the riddles of the dead. Legend has it that Kroll Cemetery is a puzzle no one has ever been able to solve. For over half a century, the answer has remained hidden within the strange headstone inscriptions and intricate engravings. Because uncovering the mystery of that tiny, remote graveyard may come at a terrible price.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keeps getting better!

  • By MC Webb on 03-30-16

GOOSEBUMPS GALORE! AWESOME READ/LISTEN!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-17

I have loved this series from the very beginning. I am also in a state of perpetual goosebumps and chills down my back. Amanda Stevens knows how to deliver chills and thrills, and Khristine Hvam gives it voice(s). Khristine is my favorite female narrator. I discovered her from the Jane Yellowrock series by Faith Hunter who actually led me to Amanda Stevens from a recommendation on her website. Great paring for both series with author and narrator. They bring the stories and characters to life. Great job!

  • Cold Reign

  • Jane Yellowrock, Book 11
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,078
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,943
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,932

Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker...and the woman rogue vampires fear most. Jane walks softly and carries a big stake to keep the peace in New Orleans, all part of her job as official Enforcer to Leo Pellissier, Master of the City. But Leo's reign is being threatened by a visit from a delegation of ancient European vampires seeking to expand their dominions. And there's another danger to the city.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book fro the fantastic Faith Hunter!

  • By Teri on 05-03-17

FAITH HUNTER CONTINUES TO RAISE THE BAR!

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

Reviewed: 05-06-17

I have been a huge fan since Jane Yellowrock tooled into NOLA on the back of her bastardized Harley, Bitsa, in book one, Skinwalker. I was attracted to the series because I love the Native American People. To have a book in the Urban Fantasy genre centered around a Cherokee woman, and I'm all over it. With each book, I have found the not only has Jane grown as a character, but Faith Hunter has grown as an author. I get so mesmerized by her work, that I may actually wait a few days after the book is out, (though I preorder print, Kindle and Audible just as soon as I learn they are up for order, and would buy hardcover it they were available), because I don't want to be interrupted once I start. I am likely to take someone's head off here at home if i am disturbed, and well they know it! I don't go into a lot of detail about what happens in a book because there are others who write those reviews much better. I just write how much I like or dislike a book, author and or narrator. In this particular book, I love the Faith Hunter and combine that with the fabulous voice talent of Khristine Hvam, who has read the entire series thus far, and is my hope that she will continue to do so, because she is Jane, and Bruiser, and Leo, Eli and Alex and all the rest. She brings Faith's characters right off the page and into my minds eye and world. Khristine can switch back and forth with seamlessness between each character, no matter how many are in a scene. I really don't understand why they both aren't awarded highest honors with each book. For me, it just doesn't get any better the Faith and Khristine. Download/buy, read and enjoy over and over. I do. Again and again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Feverborn

  • Fever Series, Book 8
  • By: Karen Marie Moning
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Jill Redfield
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,874
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,690
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,685

When the immortal Fae destroyed the ancient wall dividing the worlds of Man and Faery, the very fabric of the universe was damaged, and now Earth is vanishing bit by bit. Only the long-lost Song of Making - a haunting, dangerous melody that is the source of life itself - can save the planet.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lots and lots of words but no real movement

  • By Elizabeth M. OMalley on 01-22-16

I CAN'T WAIT FOR FEVERSONG!! JUST 6 MORE DAYS!

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

Reviewed: 01-11-17

This series and the Highlander series have been so exciting to me. Some of the characters I loved right away, but some have taken me a while to fully understand and love...later. I'm not as critical as some reviews I've read. To me, if I get engrossed and can't wait for the next book, I rate accordingly. I only gave this one 4 stars because I really loved hearing Phil Gigante and Natalie Ross in several of the other books in the series. Luke Daniels and Jill Redfield, though good and I love their work individually on other projects, just didn't bring me the same enjoyment that Mr Gigante and Ms Ross did. I already had those voices programmed in my head, but their rating was a SOLID 4! That's not to shabby.

In my reviews I don't give a scene by scene critique. Their are enough of those already. I also don't give spoilers, (I hare when others do that, especially if they don't label it such). Read/listen for yourself. You know what you like and don't like. However, I do hope you enjoy the series as much as I have. Happy reading/listening! 😀

  • House Rules

  • A Chicagoland Vampires Novel, Book 7
  • By: Chloe Neill
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074

At the tender age of 25, Merit became a sword-wielding vampire. Since then, she's become the protector of her House, watched Chicago nearly burn to the ground, and seen her Master fall and rise. Now she'll see her mettle - and her metal - tested like never before. It started with two rogues vanishing without a trace. Someone is targeting Chicago's vampires, and anyone could be next. With their house in peril, Merit and her Master, the centuries-old Ethan Sullivan, must race to stop the disappearances.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator improving with each book

  • By Sunset Ridge on 04-01-14

GREAT SERIES!

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

Reviewed: 08-12-16

Chloe Neill is a favorite author. Stories always well thought out. Sophie Eastlake AWESOME narrator!