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  • Vengeance of the Demon

  • Kara Gillian, Book 7
  • By: Diana Rowland
  • Narrated by: Liv Anderson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 720
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 647
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 648

Louisiana homicide detective and demon summoner Kara Gillian is about to learn that vengeance is a dish best served cold - especially when dealing with supernatural crime. But with her closest friends now in harm's way, the demons just made this one personal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By Crystal Nolen on 04-10-15

I listened long after I should have been asleep

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

Reviewed: 04-09-15

What made the experience of listening to Vengeance of the Demon the most enjoyable?

The surprises! This one had several unexpected twists. It also had one heartbreaking moment that left me weepy. I was never tempted to fast forward. It always engaged me. Lots of questions were answered and, based on the events, and revelations, I can't wait for the next book!

Who was your favorite character and why?

This is a tough one. If I had to pick only one, I think it would be Pellini. I was thrilled that he got to step out of a stereotype and become a layered character. Of course, the demonic lords always fascinate me as well. :) Kara herself went through a lot and came out strong in unexpected ways. And plenty of surprises with other characters!

What does Liv Anderson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Liv Anderson's narration was spot on. I usually both read a book and listen. When listening, I like to be able to close my eyes and just experience the story as it unfolds. Liv's narration is smooth and clear, and gave me a great listening experience.

Any additional comments?

I love this series and this book is definitely worth a listen AND a read. The glossary in the back was quite handy. :)

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • A Feast for Crows

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,391
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,323
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,314

Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin’s monumental epic cycle of high fantasy that began with A Game of Thrones. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace . . . only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jarring change in Dotrice's performance

  • By Pi on 06-21-12

What happened to Dotrice??

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

Reviewed: 07-05-14

Well....what can I say. As an audiobook, this one fell short for me. Dotrice had established such great character voices in the previous books only to alter some completely (and to their detriment) in this one. So much so that parts were hard to even listen to. I managed to get through it, but definitely wasn't my favorite audio experience, and ended up picking up the print book as well.

  • Black Beauty

  • By: Anna Sewell
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 646
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554

In this classic story, set in Victorian England, a well-born colt tells his life story, from his early years in a pleasant meadow to his experiences as an elegant carriage horse and then an overworked cab horse. As he passes from one owner to another, some gentle, some cruel, Black Beauty tells a moving tale of an animal's perspective on the human world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoy the classics with help from narrator.

  • By Amazon Pal on 07-12-14

A favorite

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

Reviewed: 07-05-14

One of my all time favorite stories. I'd read it a million times as a child, in all it's harsh reality, and listening to it was a new experience. Highly recommended.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back

  • By: Diana Rowland
  • Narrated by: Allison McLemore
  • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,914
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,755
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,751

It’s zombie versus zombie as the Saberton Corporation declares war against the Zombie Mafia, kidnapping several of their party. It falls to Angel to lead the remnants of her gang halfway across the country to claw their way through corporate intrigue, zombie drugs, and undead trafficking to rescue her friends - and expose the traitor responsible for their abduction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can I give it six stars?

  • By David Shear on 07-07-14

My favorite of the series so far!

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

Reviewed: 07-05-14

If you could sum up How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back in three words, what would they be?

Brainy Angel Goodness

Who was your favorite character and why?

It goes without saying that Angel is a favorite. Tough and vulnerable, smart and ignorant, and perfectly flawed. :)Some of the other characters have me intrigued and wanting to know more too. Before this book, Pietro was around, but certainly nowhere near a favorite. Now... I want to know MORE about him. More about his past... and holy cow... what the heck his future is going to look like. Same for Dr Nikas. Brian. Kyle. Even Andrew. Hw is he going to make it? And can't forget Nick and Allen. Not big parts in this one, but still made an impact. Definitely want more of all of them.

Which scene was your favorite?

There were several. Angel 'negotiating' with Nicole Saber to get out of the building. The whole scene at the end, last few pages. Wow. The heart to heart with Dr. Nikas at the dining table. And more. :)

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yep... and did for the most part, despite other matters that needed to be attended to. LOL

Any additional comments?

Read it. Listen to it. Laugh and maybe even cry. Not that I would do anything like that.

No, really.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fury of the Demon

  • Kara Gillian, Book 6
  • By: Diana Rowland
  • Narrated by: Liv Anderson
  • Length: 20 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 852
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 787
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 787

Demon summoner Kara Gillian bears the scars of Rhyzkahl’s treachery, but she refuses to let them slow her down. She and the demonic lord Mzatal have not rested in their efforts to recover Idris - Mzatal’s summoner protg who was kidnapped by enemy lords - but now their search has brought them back to Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This series gets better and better

  • By EternalBlue on 01-09-14

This series gets better and better

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

Reviewed: 01-09-14

Firstly, if you haven't listened to or read the previous books of the series, this isn't the one to start with because each builds on the ones before, particularly 4, 5, and 6.

The story engaged me from beginning to end with plenty of revelations and just as many new questions. Liv Anderson's narration was spot on as usual and made for a pleasant listen.

In this installment, Kara is back on Earth trying to rescue Idris and joins up again with the old gang. Eilahn, Zack, Jill, and Ryan are all there as well as Tessa, and detectives Pellini and Boudreaux. A lot happens around betrayal and loyalties, and Kara finds herself still a target for the machinations of the Mraztur. There is a scene with Ryan-Szerain that blew me away but saying more would spoil it!

Almost every character increased in richness and depth and the world building leaves me wanting to know more NOW! :)

For a fan of the Kara Gillian series, this is a must-listen! Nothing is black and white.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • White Trash Zombie Apocalypse

  • By: Diana Rowland
  • Narrated by: Allison McLemore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,184

Our favorite white trash zombie, Angel Crawford, has enough problems of her own, what with dealing with her alcoholic, deadbeat dad, issues with her not-quite boyfriend, the zombie mafia, industrial espionage, and evil corporations. Oh, and it’s raining, and won’t let up. But things get even crazier when a zombie movie starts filming in town, and Angel begins to suspect that it’s not just the plot of the movie that's rotten. Soon she's fighting her way through mud, blood, bullets, and intrigue, even as zombies, both real and fake, prowl the streets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely loved it!

  • By Smilie on 07-03-13

Love the story and the audio!

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

Reviewed: 07-06-13

Angel develops personally as well as in her zombie-hood. She’s come a long way from her drug addict “loser” origin, and it shows. Is she cultured and refined? Hell no! But she growing in all the ways that count. She’s determined to pass the GED and even has a fantasy of community college someday. It seems this book lays the groundwork for future books/stories, so there are some issues that go unresolved, but overall the story is satisfying. Not quite sure how I feel about part of the last scene in the story, but I'm sure more will open up on that in future.

This story is well-written and the audio performance rocks. It offers corporate intrigue, humor, a touch of romance, bullets, biting, baseball bats, natural disaster, violent retaliation, feeding frenzy, zombie labs, murder, mayhem, and yes, braaaaaiiiiiins. What’s not to love?! Can't wait for the next one.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful