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  • Lake Silence

  • By: Anne Bishop
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Harris
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,586
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,475
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,470

Human laws do not apply in the territory controlled by the Others - vampires, shape-shifters, and paranormal beings even more deadly. And this is a fact that humans should never, ever forget.... After her divorce, Vicki DeVine took over a rustic resort near Lake Silence - in a human town that is not human controlled. Towns like Vicki's have no distance from the Others, the dominant predators that rule most of the land and all of the water throughout the world. And when a place has no boundaries, you never really know what's out there watching you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific stand-alone Others novel

  • By Laura on 03-24-18

Even better than the main series

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

I really like The Others, but I loved this book. It takes the world building that makes The Others series great, and it adds in characters I like just as much if not more. I adored Vicki, our heroine, and the other people in this world, both human and others. The antagonists were terrible people, but I loved to hate them, and I think Bishop did a great job fleshing out villains.

As always Alexandra Harris did a great job.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Tempting Rever

  • Zorn Warriors, Book 3
  • By: Laurann Dohner
  • Narrated by: Simone Lewis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 521

Brenda spent four years trapped in an unhappy marriage. She’s so desperate to start a new life somewhere safe that she’s agreed to go to another planet with a handsome alien stranger. When he’s killed, she finds herself in the home of a Zorn warrior willing to protect her until the fallen warrior’s brother arrives to claim her. Brenda never believed in love at first sight until she gazed into the gorgeous blue eyes of Argis Rever. He’s tall, dark, sexy... the kind of guy she’s always dreamed of finding - and already bound to another human woman.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • To Find a Zorn Warrior

  • By Mel on 02-21-14

TSTL

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

I think this is one of my least favorite books I've ever read or listened to. To be fair, I think the narrator is pretty good, possibly great, but I hated the story and main character so much that it was hard to enjoy anything about this book. While I have specific issues with the book that I'll get to, I think my larger complaint is that I don't understand why anyone reacts like they do. Two thirds the way through the book, and I still don't understand the culture or the motivations of any of the main characters. The book will tell us that a character is one way and then they'll spend the rest of the book doing the opposite thing. The characters jump from one action to another with little thought involved, and the characters do so many foolish, ridiculous, and needlessly dangerous things that I have no sympathy for any of the characters I was supposed to like.

The main character is completely passive when it comes to her life, and only ever takes one action - seducing Rever. Rever is supposed to be honorable, but while we're told that, we certainly don't see it. Rever's wife Tina is a caricature to the point of absurdity and just exists to give the MC an excuse for her behavior.

  • Dark Horse

  • Class 5 Series, Book 1
  • By: Michelle Diener
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 478
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446

Rose McKenzie may be far from Earth with no way back, but she's made a powerful ally - a fellow prisoner with whom she's formed a strong bond. Sazo's an artificial intelligence. He's saved her from captivity and torture, but he's also put her in the middle of a conflict, leaving Rose with her loyalties divided. Captain Dav Jallan doesn't know why he and his crew have stumbled across an almost legendary Class 5 battleship, but he's not going to complain. The only problem is, all its crew are dead - all except for one strange, new alien being.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Perfect Sci Fi / Romance Series You'll Love!

  • By bluestategirl on 12-02-16

Great for a first book in the series

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

Reviewed: 06-17-18

Dark Horse is an excellent science fiction romance. The characters are likable, and the author did a great job of balancing the plot with the development of the romance. I thought that both of the leads were great separately as well as together, and I love the relationship that Rose develops with her AI, which really is far more complicated than I thought it was going to be. If I had any complaint, I think that the Grih are a bit too much like humans, so I think the inclusion of races that are vastly different helps to mitigate that a bit.

The narrator has a good voice, and though it's a bit lower than I thought Rose's voice would be, she does a good job. The only critique I would have is that when Rose gets upset, the narrator's voice changes so drastically when she acts out these parts that it's a bit jarring. Otherwise, the narration is solid, and her male voices are some of the best I've heard.