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  • Vampire Awakenings, Book 8
  • By: Brenda K. Davies
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 54

When Mollie awakens to find herself in a cage, she doesn’t remember how she or her sister got there, but she also discovers they are not alone in their nightmare. After their captors take her sister, Mollie vows to do whatever it takes to rescue Aida. The only problem is, she has no idea how she’s going to break free...until Mike arrives. Imprisoned together, Mollie and Mike join forces to break free, but they soon discover life outside of captivity is even deadlier and more horrific than anything they could have imagined. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well.... sheesh

  • By Barb (Paging Through The Days) on 04-19-19

Hated it! Asinine book in an asinine series!

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

Reviewed: 12-28-18

Bought this book on sale then realized it was eighth in a series so bought first book to start. I hated it, but sometimes book one in a series is boring to set the stage for series. It was bad, really bad but I gave author second chance reading this one. This one was even more of a struggle to finish then book one so that means series just gets worse. It's like the author just makes up the story as she goes along, uses useless descriptions to increase her word count and has taken no time to build any depth what so ever in her story or characters. Her heroines are beyond irritating and heroes wusses. The narrator is way over enthused and has uses annoying accents/voices. I kept waiting for her next words to be, "and he huffed. and he puffed, snd he blew the house down!" I only listened to Audible version, maybe reading would make more bearable but I doubt it. It's just a badly written book with a bad story.

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  • Time's Convert

  • A Novel
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,928
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,915

On the battlefields of the American Revolution, Matthew de Clermont meets Marcus MacNeil, a young surgeon from Massachusetts, during a moment of political awakening when it seems that the world is on the brink of a brighter future. When Matthew offers him a chance at immortality and a new life, free from the restraints of his puritanical upbringing, Marcus seizes the opportunity to become a vampire.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Distracting and disappointing narration

  • By LKF on 09-19-18

Not that bad...

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

My problem with this book is I hated the narrator. Her performance was not bad it's just I disliked Matthew and Diana's voices and HATED Ysebeau's. She made her sound like an old woman. The story was interesting but not quite up to par. Don't get me wrong, it was a good book just not as good as the three All Souls. I hope we get Gallowglasse's story next. I cant remember, what happened to Davy Hancock? I know I read it somewhere...

  • Times Change

  • Time and Again, Book 2
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,070
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 969
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 965

Cynical Jacob Hornblower has followed his brother, Caleb, back in time, hoping to convince him to return home. His mission is soon forgotten, however, when he finds himself captivated by Liberty's spitfire sister, Sunny. But can a man who is down on love truly understand the unbounded strength of the human heart?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Light enjoyment

  • By Kate on 04-14-17

Horrible heroes! Very unlikeable Men!

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

The Hornblower brothers are both jerks and the Stone sisters blah! Only characters that weren't annoying were William and Carolyn Stone.

  • Fire in His Blood

  • Fireblood Dragon Romance, Book 1
  • By: Ruby Dixon
  • Narrated by: Noelle Bridges, Jeremy York
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 873
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 797
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 798

Years ago, the skies ripped open and the world was destroyed in fire and ash. Dragons - once creatures of legend - are the enemy. Vicious and unpredictable, they rule the skies of the ruined cities, forcing humanity to huddle behind barricades for safety. Claudia's a survivor. She scrapes by as best as she can in a hard, dangerous world. When she runs afoul of the law, she's left as bait in dragon territory. She only has one chance to survive - to somehow tame a dragon and get it to obey her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • For the love of dragon!

  • By Lilian on 06-30-17

Horrible! Don't waste your credit!

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

Reviewed: 03-22-18

Juvenile writing and the heroine makes you want the dragon to drop her. Make up your mind, quit being such a coward and stand your ground. Kael's "Me Tarzan, you Jane" was not quite as bad but close. Finally just skipped to the end, yeah predictable too. Even the sex scenes were blah! I want my money back!

  • The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty

  • Sleeping Beauty Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Samantha Prescott, Corbin Steele
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,003
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 912
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 931

From best-selling author Anne Rice, writing as A.N. Roquleaure, in the traditional folktale of "Sleeping Beauty", the spell cast upon the lovely young princess and everyone in her castle can only be broken by the kiss of a prince. It is an ancient story, one that originally emerged from and still deeply disturbs the mind's unconscious. Now Anne Rice's retelling of the Beauty story probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire. Here the prince reawakens Beauty, not with a kiss, but with sexual initiation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well if you want a big helping of BDSM smut,

  • By Max on 01-01-17

This is NOT Erotica!

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

Reviewed: 03-18-18

It is crap! It is more along the lines of a dime store dirty book. Erotica is something you read say with a partner to get the juices flowing. It has structure and a little class. It's character are dream lovers. Not one man lasts over two strokes I think in the whole book. The women only wanted to beat the crap out of you. The characters are beyond shallow and the writing juvenile and very unimaginative. If you waste your time reading this crap, I hope you like the word penis, the author definitely didn't have access to a thesarus. She uses it and only it throughout the entire book. If you like stories of 15-18 year old boys and girls being spanked or beat constantly, tortured, raped, humiliated and made to suffer from unrequited passion then this is the book for you. I hope though, for your sake, you don't have that much time to kill on your hands.

  • Dragonsworn

  • Dark-Hunter, Book 28
  • By: Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 699
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 651
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 652

There is nothing in the universe the cursed dragon, Falcyn, hates more than humanity... except Greek humans. In a war he wanted no part of, they systematically destroyed everything he'd ever cared for. Now he waits for the day when evolution will finally rid him of the human vermin.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • you'll need a series compendium

  • By Regina on 12-18-17

No Story and Bad Narration, don't waste credit!

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

Reviewed: 09-06-17

This is the third book in a row of Ms. Kenyon's I have given a bad review. I think she needs a break or vacation to clear her head and get her writers juices flowing. This book was awful. There was NO story, just doom and gloom and betrayal of everyone. At least no male rape in this one. The characters have no depth and no charisma. The whole book seems to be explanations to weave her Lord's of Avalon and Dark Hunters' series together and how everyone has been betrayed or dumped on. The weaving of the two series is not working. I think it is too confusing and leaves no room for a STORY! And she's fallen into that habit of a lot of bad fantasy writers that seem to make up things as they go. Bad situation, let's make up a new character or situation to get the heroes out. Thank God! I hung in there until the epilogue​ to at least get a glimpse of Acheron, who is still my favorite character in the world! He is probably the only reason I have still been buying her books. Since this is her third strike, Ash being in a book would be the only reason I'd buy another. Now the narration. Simi is a love with a sweet sing song voice that Holter Graham makes so irritating I had to quit listening and read her passages. I HATE his narration of these books. He way over does everything. I wonder if I could find these last few books more tolerable if I read them rather than listened to them. Doubt it.

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  • Rock Chick

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Susannah Jones
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,088
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,847
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,868

Indy Savage is a former wild child (okay, maybe not so "former") and current used-bookstore owner. Lee Nightingale is a former bad boy and now runs a private investigation service. Toss together a quiet barista with a not-so-lawful side-business, a crazy Vietnam Vet, a pothead, a drag queen, family and friends who will not mind their own business, a few stun guns, and a bag of diamonds, and mix them all up with some shootings, a high-speed chase and car bombs exploding, then hang on for your first wild Rock Chick ride.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Rockin story

  • By karen on 03-26-14

Is Indy 30 or 13?

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

Reviewed: 08-10-17

I just finished Kristen Ashley's Complicated. I enjoyed it thoroughly so I thought I would give one of her other books a try. I had read Knight a while back and did not enjoy it, it was just this side of abusive. In this book the heroine, Indy, is aggravating beyond measure in her immaturity and stupidity. I don't know which annoyed me more, oopsie or excuse me! And even in a fantasy in fantasy land not ever man of your aquaintiance can be " hot, no I mean HOT"! And we get a play by play of exactly what clothes everybody in the book, seemed like, was wearing practically down to the number of rhinestones. It's crap like all that that fills pages and pages of this total and complete waste of time. Ms. Ashley is a wonderful writer, maybe the following Rock Chick books gain in maturity since they are quite popular but I just don't see the attraction. All the characters, even the "hot, no I mean HOT" guys are very annoying. Liam may need to take a page out of Knight's book and put Indy over his knee, I've never known anyone as childish that needed a spanking more than India Savage. Ms. Jones did a good job with the narrative with what she had to work with.

  • Cursed by Ice

  • The Immortal Brothers, Book 2
  • By: Jacquelyn Frank
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

As punishment for plotting with his brothers to steal immortality, Garreth is suffering a freezing torment until the end of time. Again and again his fierce fighter's physique is frozen into a chiseled ice sculpture, his heart hardening like a diamond in his chest - only to thaw and resume the chilling torture. Until, like his older brother, Dethan, he is offered a reprieve from a goddess - in exchange for his allegiance in a celestial civil war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another good one

  • By Doris on 04-11-15

Once Again an Unbelievable Make Believe Story

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

Reviewed: 08-16-16

Conquering cities, armour, horses and dragons you think this fantasy story is in medieval times, then the author screws up and inserts totally contemporary items, speech, thinking, etc... It's like she wrote the story but not very conscientiously. Loose ends, how did heroine throw the master up in the air. That went no where. Sorry but main characters are all wimps and very shallow. Don't know if I will continue with series. Narrator did a wonderful job.

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  • Love Beyond Time: A Scottish Time-Traveling Romance

  • Morna's Legacy Series, Book 1
  • By: Bethany Claire
  • Narrated by: Lily Collingwood
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 937
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 871
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 864

It began nearly 400 years ago. The Conall clan and all their people were murdered in a surprise attack, their beloved castle and all evidence of who destroyed them burned to the ground with their bodies. In the centuries following, archaeologists searched through the ruins looking for any evidence of what or who had caused the untimely demise of such a powerful Scottish clan. All efforts were fruitless until a spell put in place by an ancient Conall ancestor finally began to work its magic.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely and full of Soul!

  • By ElizaLeone3 on 07-27-15

What An Asinine Book!

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

Reviewed: 06-06-16

Did the writer even do one iota of research? Nothing in this story is worth the credit. Barbara Cartland is a historian compared to this author and writes a more believable romance. Complete trash and rubbish! Definitely not reading anymore in this series. Narrator does not do a bad job with what she has to work with.

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  • The Return of Rafe MacKade

  • The MacKade Brothers, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,377
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,374

Ten years after disappearing from Antietam, Maryland, the bad boy has come home. Cleaned up and successful now - though still dangerously good-looking - Rafe MacKade sets the town on fire…and tongues wagging. Not even lovely newcomer Regan Bishop is immune to his charms. Though Regan claims to not want to get involved with a rebel, Rafe's pretty sure that her reaction to their sizzling kisses suggests otherwise.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Who wrote this from Nora's formula?

  • By Pogue on 01-19-16

It's an early Nota Roberts book.

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

Reviewed: 05-23-16

It was enjoyable. There wasn't much depth to the story like you expect from her later work. It was a short quick read or should I say listen.