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  • The Detective Wins the Witch

  • Nocturne Falls, Book 10
  • By: Kristen Painter
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 509
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470

Private investigator Wyatt West finds his job a little tedious most days, but that changes when he meets a bewitching blonde florist who needs a favor in the way of a wedding date. There's definitely something magical about her, but little does he know just how correct that first impression is. Single mom Marigold Williams finds herself instantly attracted to Wyatt but doesn't dare tell this handsome human that she's a witch and things in Nocturne Falls are a little spookier than he suspects. He’s just a nice guy who’s offered to be her plus one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great Nocturne Falls Book

  • By Michele M. Harris on 08-25-18

Okay

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

Reviewed: 02-07-19

This was a very lackluster story. It was a straight love story and not much else. Sorry this installment of the Nocturne Falls series was not for me. The narrator was good as always and I am still interested in the series just hoping for a more interesting story in the next book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Black Book

  • By: James Patterson, David Ellis
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,280
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,255

Billy Harney was born to be a cop. The son of Chicago's chief of detectives, whose twin sister is also on the force, Billy plays it by the book. Alongside Detective Kate Fenton, Billy's tempestuous, adrenaline-junkie partner, there's nothing he wouldn't sacrifice for his job. Enter Amy Lentini, a hard-charging assistant state's attorney hell-bent on making a name for herself - who suspects Billy isn't the cop he claims to be. They're about to be linked by more than their careers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT STORY!

  • By Artkeep on 07-03-17

WOW

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

Loved every plot twist and turn completed in two days. Yes there were a few holes in plot but the story kept my attention. I highly recommend!

  • Hellbent

  • An Orphan X Novel
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,139
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,780
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,752

Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as an off-the-books government assassin: Orphan X. After he broke with the Orphan Program, Evan disappeared and reinvented himself as the Nowhere Man, a man spoken about only in whispers and dedicated to helping the truly desperate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easily earns 5 stars!

  • By Wayne on 01-31-18

In love again

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

I am once again in love with the Ophan X series. This installment has renewed my faith in the series leaving an ending which allows for future stories. The author has returned to the original format of the first book while incorporating emotional growth for Evan. I loved the addition of Joey and hope she will reappear in future stories. The action was well paced and there were enough bad guys for you to dislike at the same time you could not always be sure if someone was a bad guy. I recommend this book and am eagerly awaiting another installment to this fantastic series!!!

  • The Nowhere Man

  • Evan Smoak, Book 2
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,829
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,340

Spoken about only in whispers, it is said that when the Nowhere Man is reached by the truly desperate, he can and will do anything to save them. Evan Smoak is the Nowhere Man.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Liked the original, moaned over the second!

  • By John on 01-24-17

Story was to long with no story development

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

I liked Orphan X but The Nowhere Man was to long. It started out fine but after he was captured it just went on and on but not much was happening and to me storyline was not advancing. I was so tempted to skip some chapters but was afraid I might miss an important plot twist but no chapter after chapter the same old same. Finally he escapes or was rescued whichever then the pace picks up again and the old orphan x is back. I had bought both books two and three together so I will continue on but if book three is more like book 2 than book 1 I will be returning them.

  • Three Wishes

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,093
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,090

When Lily Jacobs was born, she inherited Fazire - a genie. Her family had three wishes and they'd only ever used one so Fazire was stuck in the human world. This worked since he'd become a member of the family anyway. Even with a genie, Lily's young life wasn't perfect. To escape the kids making her miserable at school, Lily buried herself in romance novels. One day, when the teasing was just too much, she used one of her wishes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cute but long

  • By Danni on 06-23-17

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

The leads were annoying and silly but I enjoyed Natasha. This book had potential but it never really made it for me. Nate the male lead may have been a genius and gorgeous beyond belief but his treatment of the leading lady Lily was really just mean and you think she would have given up but no matter what he did she just kept giving him another chance. Book was to long and not for me.

  • The Undead Pool

  • The Hollows, Book 12
  • By: Kim Harrison
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,286
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,007
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,011

Witch and day-walking demon Rachel Morgan knows magic - earth, ley line, even the forbidden demon magic - and that knowledge has saved her life more than once. But now something - or someone - is attacking Cincinnati and the Hollows, causing spells to backfire or go horribly wrong while living vampires attack humans and Inderlanders alike. The pressures build when the city is quarantined to contain the unreliable magic, and Rachel must stop the attacks before the undead vampire masters who keep the rest of the undead under control are lost and it becomes all-out supernatural war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievably Satisfying!

  • By Kindle Customer on 02-28-14

Great story

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

I enjoyed the story as this is my third listen but I do wonder why the pronunciation of some of the names changed.

  • A Fistful of Charms

  • By: Kim Harrison
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,678
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,741
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,748

The evil night things that prowl Cincinnati despise witch and bounty hunter Rachel Morgan. Her new reputation for the dark arts is turning human and undead heads alike with the intent to possess, bed, and kill her - not necessarily in that order.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Got Tired of the Main Character Whining

  • By blissy on 11-30-12

Whiny

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

I liked the previous books but in this story Rachel was just to whiny about everything.

  • The Burning Maze

  • The Trials of Apollo, Book 3
  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Robbie Daymond
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,159
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,940
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,932

The formerly glorious god Apollo, cast down to earth in punishment by Zeus, is now an awkward mortal teenager named Lester Papadopoulos. In order to regain his place on Mount Olympus, Lester must restore five Oracles that have gone dark. But he has to achieve this impossible task without having any godly powers and while being duty-bound to a confounding young daughter of Demeter named Meg. Thanks a lot, Dad. With the help of some demigod friends, Lester managed to survive his first two trials, one at Camp Half-Blood, and one in Indianapolis, where Meg received the Dark Prophecy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Nathan on 09-30-18

Not Sure How I Feel!

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

First off I liked the story but there was a drastic change in this installment. Book was much darker than I was expecting not that it was a bad thing but I did cry several times and that’s what has me feeling lost. Still I will be eagerly awaiting the next book. Oh yes and Apollo is still whiny but he is growing up.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • My Man Jeeves

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 273

A new Jeeves audiobook is cause for celebration, especially when the stories are not available in print. This hilarious installment of the inimitable manservant Jeeves and his twit of an employer, Bertie Wooster, includes the earliest stories written by the master of the pen, prank, and pun. The stories are woven together with original material performed by Martin Jarvis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Martin Jarvis is perfect

  • By Tad Davis on 05-29-06

Not a Jeeves book

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

Reviewed: 10-06-17

Really wanted a book about Jeeves. Most of the stories were about Reginald and a smattering of Bertie and Jeeves very disappointed but book was okay.

  • The Palace Job

  • By: Patrick Weekes
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,043
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 959
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 955

Loch is seeking revenge. It would help if she wasn’t in jail. The plan: To steal a priceless elven manuscript that once belonged to her family, but is now in the hands of the most powerful man in the Republic. To do so, Loch - former soldier, former prisoner, and current fugitive - must assemble a crack team of magical misfits that includes a cynical illusionist, a shape shifting unicorn, a repentant death priestess, a talking magical war hammer, and a lad with seemingly no skills.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Written Fun...With a few twists along the way

  • By Jesse on 11-18-13

Fantasy Heist Story

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

Reviewed: 09-30-17

Story was action packed and had more than a few twists. The plot was interesting and complex but story was confusing at times due to the number of characters and the going ons but if you keep going all confusion fades away. Although I did have to rewind several times because I was not able to work and follow story. Narrator was hard to follow at first but after a few minutes I was engrossed in story. Overall it was a good book and I will continue with the series.