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  • The Heart Forger

  • The Bone Witch, Book 2
  • By: Rin Chupeco
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller, Will Damron
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

No one knows death like Tea. A bone witch who can resurrect the dead, she has the power to take life...and return it. And she is done with her self-imposed exile. Her heart is set on vengeance, and she now possesses all she needs to command the mighty daeva. With the help of these terrifying beasts, she can finally enact revenge against the royals who wronged her - and took the life of her one true love. But there are those who plot against her, those who would use Tea's dark power for their own nefarious ends.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The first book was amazing! This one was a slog

  • By Malina Morning on 02-03-19

Again, great book, iffy narration.

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

I really enjoyed this story. can't wait for the next.

I did have to constantly adjust my volume because of the narrator. its annoying.

  • The Bone Witch

  • The Bone Witch, Book 1
  • By: Rin Chupeco
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller, Will Damron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 259

When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she's a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story but too quiet

  • By Scatty on 07-12-17

poor volume control but good story

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

the female narrator uses a vast range of volumes. i get the intended effect, but at the same time i keep javing to adjist my volume.

  • Drama Muscle

  • A Nicky and Noah Mystery
  • By: Joe Cosentino
  • Narrated by: Chip Hurley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

It could be lights out for college theatre professor Nicky Abbondanza. With dead bodybuilders popping up on campus, Nicky, and his favorite colleague/life partner Noah Oliver, must use their drama skills to figure out who is taking down pumped up musclemen in the Physical Education building before it is curtain down for Nicky and Noah. Complicating matters is a visit from Noah's parents from Wisconsin, and Nicky's suspicion that Noah may be hiding more than a cut, smooth body.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Comedy, mystery, and romance all in one!

  • By Cat on 05-08-17

Repetitive everything

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

Reviewed: 11-17-17

An editor was sorely lacking. Also it better than the character PJ from the first book but the way the student talk is so frustrating. There is plenty of slang and jargon amount college students but most are well spoken, not using filler words to the point of being unintelligible and definitely able to shut it off when it’s serious time. But the worst is that so very many of the metaphors were televangelist centered, I enjoy the general theme of religious humor as metaphors but the word televangelist stands out too much to use that often.
Poor handling of what was clearly sexual harassment of the female student too. Was I supposed to be seriously disappointed with the main character? Because I was, she was saying no, it was clear.

  • Hexslayer

  • Hexworld, Book 3
  • By: Jordan L. Hawk
  • Narrated by: Tristan James
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

Horse shifter Nick has one rule: never trust a witch. Nick has devoted his life to making his saloon a safe haven for the feral familiars of New York. So when a brutal killer slaughters a feral under his protection, Nick has no choice but to try and catch the murderer. Even if that means bonding with a handsome Irish witch. Officer Jamie MacDougal came back from the war in Cuba missing part of a leg and most of his heart. After his former lover becomes one of the killer's victims, Jamie will do anything to solve the case. Nick comes to Jamie with a proposal: after making a temporary bond, they will work together to stop the murders. Once the killer is caught, they walk away and never see one another again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another captivating installment in Hexworld

  • By Paisley on 11-05-17

Good story, if a bit recycled

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

The plot is like a combination of the first two books but it was very interesting. My main gripe is the consistent use of the phrase “parti-colored eyes” I mean I got WAY out of control.

  • The Firebird and Other Stories

  • By: R. Cooper
  • Narrated by: Robert Nieman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

Magical creatures known as beings emerged from hiding amid the destruction of the First World War. Since then they've lived on the margins of the human world as misunderstood objects of fear and desire. Some are beautiful, others fearsome and powerful. Yet for all their magic and strength, they are as vulnerable as anyone when it comes to matters of the heart.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I've enjoyed every book until this one

  • By Christocracy on 10-31-17

I've enjoyed every book until this one

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

Reviewed: 10-31-17

Like half of the stories I enjoyed regardless of the feeling that I was missing info or the times didn't match up but two were just terrible. Especially the fairy radio host where the focus on s clearly on the troubles of being gay in the 50s. It's just comes across as ignorant about how truly horrible things would be if you were discovered being gay. Apparently the fairy is too dumb to grasp that you WOULD be arrested if you flaunted your sexuality. The human character would have been lucky to live past the week after that final scene.

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  • Listening to the Dead

  • By: George Seaton
  • Narrated by: Jim Pelletier
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 8

Retired Denver Police homicide detective Jack Dolan discovers the bodies of two brutally beaten young men while riding on the trails near his mountain home. To solve these murders, he calls upon his former lover, Colorado Bureau of Investigation agent Michael Day, the reclusive Native American woman who sold him his horse, and his unusual power of speaking with the dead - a talent he learned as a rookie detective from a cop nicknamed Old Grim.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not much resolution

  • By Christocracy on 09-08-17

Not much resolution

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

Reviewed: 09-08-17

I'm conflicted, I found the plot very interesting and the characters are too. It's weird knowing basically from the get go who the murderer is, and the switching between 3rd and 1st person narrative is bothersome. But it's really the lack of resolution at the end that makes me not care for the story. It was so bad It encompassed my annoyance at the Native American stereotyping lol. Probably not a reread for me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Black Dog Blues

  • The Kai Gracen Series, Book 1
  • By: Rhys Ford
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 617
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 588
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 587

Ever since being part of the pot in a high-stakes poker game, elfin outcast Kai Gracen figures he used up his good karma when Dempsey, a human Stalker, won the hand and took him in. Following the violent merge of Earth and Underhill, the human and elfin races are left with a messy, monster-ridden world, and Stalkers are the only cavalry willing to ride to someone's rescue when something shadowy appears.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful narration paired with terrific adventure

  • By JP-NH on 05-22-15

Not an M/M fyi

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

Reviewed: 09-04-17

The plot is there but also very subdued. I'm having a hard time finishing it honestly. Hard to like the mc. I do like the lore and world she created but not what she usually puts out. Wouldn't consider it a romance really, and the mc is clearly much more interested in women so his "romance" seems kinda forced and random. Can't really imagine why Ryder is trying lol.

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  • Dirty Laundry

  • Cole Mcginnis Mysteries
  • By: Rhys Ford
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334

For ex-cop turned private investigator Cole McGinnis, each day brings a new challenge. Too bad most of them involve pain and death. Claudia, his office manager and surrogate mother, is still recovering from a gunshot, and Cole's closeted boyfriend, Kim Jae-Min, suddenly finds his teenaged sister dumped in his lap. Meanwhile, Cole has his own sibling problems-most notably, a mysterious half brother from Japan whom his older brother, Mike, is determined they welcome with open arms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner! More tears!

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-27-14

I'm hooked

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

Reviewed: 09-04-17

They just get better so far! I'm aware that the main premise is that all the people are misplacing blame in a very absurd way lol. But I'm into it.

  • Dirty Kiss, Book 1

  • By: Rhys Ford
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528

Cole Kenjiro McGinnis, ex-cop and PI, is trying to get over the shooting death of his lover when a supposedly routine investigation lands in his lap. Investigating the apparent suicide of a prominent Korean businessman's son proves to be anything but ordinary, especially when it introduces Cole to the dead man's handsome cousin, Kim Jae-Min.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Almost better than the book!!! And I love the book

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-21-14

Ooooh very interesting

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

Reviewed: 09-02-17

Good mystery, intriguing characters, hot steamy action. My only hang up is that I've never heard any man call his penis his "sex". It's weird.

  • There's Something about Ari

  • A Bluewater Bay Story
  • By: L.B. Gregg
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

Buck Ellis's future seems pretty damn bright. With a full college scholarship in hand, he's going to ditch Bluewater Bay and pave the way for his kid brother Charlie to do the same. The only fly in Buck's ointment is his 10-year addiction to his best friend since second grade, his true love, and his Achilles heel: Ari Valentine, Mr. Least Likely to Succeed. But then Buck's mother dies, changing everything, and five years later, his future is still on hold. It's a struggle to keep food on the table, a roof over their heads.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another stellar perfomance by Nick J Russo

  • By Morgan A Skye on 05-16-16

Not too bad, kinda short but endearing

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

It wasn't bad, not especially free at either but a nice cute read. Short but I didn't see much more story possible.