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  • Raven

  • Kindred Series, Book 1
  • By: Scarlett Finn
  • Narrated by: Tieran Wilder
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

After a date ends in disaster, Zara Bandini is drawn into a conspiracy of dark lies and hidden motives. Bidding farewell to blissful ignorance, she must betray those who trust her to prevent evil from murdering innocent civilians. Raven guides her, shields her, and seduces her. Now Zara has to protect her heart while saving the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • WELL COLOR ME SURPRISED!!!! 😃

  • By Cheri on 03-26-17

Oh, my bleeding ears!

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

Reviewed: 11-07-18

I just do not understand the rave reviews. The narrator did a good job except for the female lead. Voice so annoying it was like nails on a blackboard. If I had her voice, I would cut my tongue out. I had to quit half way through the book because it was so annoying it made listening impossible. Not worth the agony to continue.

  • Midnight Rainbow

  • By: Linda Howard
  • Narrated by: Brenda Sweeney
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 219

A romance in the jungle - Grant Sullivan, tough, masculine and handsome, is a retired military expert entrusted with a mission in the Costa Rican jungle - to find hostage and socialite Jane Hamilton Greer. When Grant rescues her in a rather cavalier and physical fashion, no love is lost between them. But gradually, their mutual attraction and passion becomes apparent and the jungle smolders in more ways than one.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator nightmare

  • By blackdog on 01-18-14

FIRE THE PERSON WHO HIRED THIS NARRATOR!

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

My biggest gripe about audio books (in general) is that there seems to be NO editing, whatsoever. This reader's voice for the woman in this story is simply terrible! Like nails on a chalkboard! Another common complaint about audio books is the-all-too-frequent mispronunciation of words. I really do wish that the companies who put these books to voice would be more careful in their selections of vocal talent and then actually listen to the finished product so they could correct some of these gross mistakes.

Now, about the story itself . . . . this is an early Linda Howard book. Some of her later efforts are far superior to this book, but it would have been an okay story if it wasn't for the terrible narration, which was headache inducing. This will not be a book I return to.

  • Gertie's Paranormal Plantation: A Paranormal Romantic Comedy

  • By: Melanie James
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 162

One thing I've learned about running a shelter for paranormal creatures, you can't afford to let your guard down. It all started when I welcomed an enchanting new guest to my plantation. Strange things started to happen. Well, more strange than usual. I was caught off guard by some conflicting feelings, and it spurred me on to get Brad, the love of my life, committed. To moving in with me, that is. In any case, I was willing to do whatever it took: love spells, black magic, and something so naughty I'd rather not mention it here.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Make sure to have your depends under garments!!!!

  • By Tammy Payne on 08-18-15

If you like bleeding ears . . . .

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

I wanted to read a light romance with some humor. This book delivers on the humor, but the narrator of the story ruined it for me. Speaking in an Irish accent, she was extremely high-pitched (think dog-whistle!), spoke very rapidly and ended almost every sentence as if it were a question. Sooooooo annoying that I just quit.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bridesmaid Lotto

  • By: Rachel Astor
  • Narrated by: Angele Masters
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

Josephine McMaster is pretty and smart, but very much a klutzy mess. Finally, at 26, she may have actually lost the dreaded 'McMaster the Disaster' nickname that has followed her around her whole life. Josie's quite content to be single, much to her mother's disappointment. So when a bizarre contest is announced where a socialite is holding a lottery to pick her bridesmaids (and rake in a little extra cash), she can't roll her eyes fast enough, even if it does mean meeting Jake Hall.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun light romance but . . . .

  • By Eva on 06-09-18

Fun light romance but . . . .

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

This is a fun, light romance, good for a summer read. However, there are 2 more books one must read to finish the storyline.

My biggest complaint is that this author consistently uses "I" and "Me" incorrectly. What? Was there no proofreading? Are there no longer editors in the publishing world? It wasn't just once or twice but MANY, MANY TIMES throughout the book. It was so bad that I almost didn't finish and am seriously thinking about writing the author a letter to suggest she repeat some high school english classes. Or she may be young enough that she went through our current public schools that are more concerned with political indoctrination than teaching the basic "Three Rs".

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Spellman Files

  • By: Lisa Lutz
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 433
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 380

Isabel Spellman may have a checkered past littered with romantic mistakes, excessive drinking, and creative vandalism - but she's good at her job as a licensed P.I. with her family's firm, Spellman Investigations. Invading people's privacy comes naturally to Izzy and all the Spellmans. If only they could leave their work at the office. Izzy walks an indistinguishable line between Spellman family member and Spellman employee. But when Izzy decides to get out of the family business in search of normalcy, she ends up taking on the most important case of her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Spellman Files (Unabridged)

  • By Lisa Worthen on 07-14-11

What a ride!

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

While our main protagonist is a young female detective, this book and the entire series is about Izzy, her dysfunctional family, their family business and the interesting cases they take on. It is also about the growth of Izzy, our heroine, outgrowing her youthful rebellion and trying to find her place in the family business. There are also the very interesting characters; her family members, the cop she desires, the bar she loves and her own moral compass of what is right and what is wrong.

I had many laugh out loud moments in these books, but there were also some very poignant moments that left me quite choked up. I will be sure to revisit Izzy and her family in the future.

  • Never Love an Outlaw

  • Deadly Pistols MC, Book 1
  • By: Nicole Snow
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Maxine Mitchell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 466
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 438

I wasn't supposed to end up in an outlaw biker's bed. I wasn't supposed to love it. I definitely wasn't supposed to crave his fiery kisses, beg for his touch, or ache to know the man behind the evil-looking ink and scarred smirk. I was the good girl. He was the monster. Then everything changed. I became a prisoner. I prayed for Skin to save me. He did - and he kept me for himself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dark Knight On A Harley.....

  • By Cheri on 07-03-16

Good narrators, poor story

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

While the narrators of this story do a good job, the characters are not sympathetic. I didn't finish. It was all lots of sex loosely arranged around a poor plot.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Home Is Where Your Boots Are

  • By: Kalan Chapman Lloyd
  • Narrated by: Kalan Chapman Lloyd
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Former small-town girl turned big-city lawyer Lilly Atkins has tidily checked off her adult to-do list. In a moment of cliché, her list gets whipped out the window and run over a few times. So she heads home to Brooks. Where the creek is cool and the gossip is always hot.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A light, mostly humorous mystery

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 10-13-17

Good story, needs a better reader

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

Reviewed: 05-19-18

Lily fled her small Oklahoma town for college, then on to practice law for a big firm in Texas. Living her ideal life and engaged to the perfect man, her world comes crashing around her when she discovers her fiancee in bed with his secretary. Heartbroken, she packs up and moves back to her hometown to start all over.

For a light mystery/romance, with the charm and manners of the south, it is not a bad start to a short series. The characters, from smothering parents and grandparents to the old high-school friends, are interesting and I look forward to seeing more of their interaction in the books to come. HOWEVER, the author, who is also the narrator of the book, is just so-so. Her voice is annoying and the mispronounced words are really distracting. I have never heard words like vehemency and diplomacy pronounced so weirdly.

  • Trinity of Light

  • Symphony of Light, Book 5
  • By: Renea Mason
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine, Erin deWard
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Burdened by her love of two men and her newfound supernatural life, Linden looks to Cyril to help ease her transition from human to other-earthly badass. He arranges Linden's reacquaintance with Overton, but his plan is foiled when the two are attacked by Vidius, the mastermind behind the legions of magical shapeshifters. Vidius's actions have lasting consequences that lead Linden to a startling discovery that will change her world yet again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • oh man...

  • By Brandie @AudiobookObsession on 03-03-18

Different spin on the vampire.

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

Reviewed: 05-05-18

The hero isn’t really a vampire, even tho’ he drinks blood. All in all, an interesting storyline with good performances. HOWEVER, all the books in this series could be made into one book with some thoughtful editing. I wish the author would have given us a more clear storyline and worried less about all the gratuitous sex.

  • Karma

  • By: Nikki Sex
  • Narrated by: Roberto Scarlato
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

Marcy Paget worked full-time, putting her husband through University. When he finally became a success, he dumped her for a trophy wife more than 10 years younger, leaving Marcy to raise their four-year-old daughter on her own. Even though Marcy knows she is better off alone than with a cheating husband who doesn't love her, she is still struggling to make ends meet. When an ethical dilemma presents itself, she makes a choice - never realizing the incredible karmic chain of events that will follow her decision.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • KARMA

  • By MANI on 08-24-17

Fire the publisher!

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

Reviewed: 05-05-18

This is so poorly written, so badly performed. Synopsis makes it sound like it might be a good story, but the author failed to make it come alive. Feels like a very first effort that should have been rejected.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Driving Me Crazy

  • By: Peggy Webb
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

If there's one thing mystery novelist Maggie Dufrane knows, it's this: Laughter through tears is the Southern way. At least that's what her spitfire mama, aka the Mississippi queen of drama, says. But now the indomitable matriarch is ailing. And reliable Maggie-the-family-chauffeur is moving back in to fix things...again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Many chuckles

  • By Anna on 11-06-06

Charming and heartfelt

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

Reviewed: 04-26-18

This is a story for those of us who have had the honor to care for parents in their twilight years. Filled with joy and laughter, sadness and foreboding, this is the story of two middle aged sisters who must face the fact that their mother is in failing health, how they cope with that sad news and their mother, who is determined to live life to its fullest, on her own terms.

It is also about the changes in life and fortunes of the two middle aged sisters, Regretting the inability to have children, wondering if the writing Muse will return or if the traveling husband will settle down and stay in one place and if true love can be found again. And it all takes place it the summer heat and humidity of Tupelo, Mississippi, southern charm at its best.

The author's writes so beautifully. Her descriptions so perfect, that the images she creates are almost like watching a movie. I look forward to reading more of her books.