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  • Everbound

  • By: Donna Grant
  • Narrated by: Louisa Jane Underwood
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

The power of Helena's magic has made her a target for the Coven. She wanted no part in the war of the witches, but it's out of her hands now. She has to make a stand - and she does that by helping the Hunters and their allies against their common enemy. And now, the witch who ripped Helena's future apart is coming. Sybbyl's vengeance is swift and terrible, pitting the two against each other. But Helena doesn't have to fight the Coven alone. A seductive warlock offers his aid. Helena is hesitant to give her trust to him - because it's more than her life on the line.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good always triumphs over Evil???

  • By julia wayne on 03-20-19

Good always triumphs over Evil???

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

Reviewed: 03-20-19

I thought the Hunters would get the staff back after it was stolen in the previous book. Instead, the powers of the Eternal Staff is unleashed. The Hunters base of operations and everyone in it are slaughtered. Dang, I thought Edra & Radnar would get away, I didn't see that coming. Black Glade is discovered and Sybbyl wants the Warlocks for her personal harem. The Coven turns its sites on Black Glade to wipe them out at the end of the book. Maybe Black Glade will have better luck than the Hunters.

Will definitely get the next book when it comes out. This is actually a great series by Donna Grant. I love the descriptions of the Witches Grove and of magic being used. Makes a great visual.

  • Dark Alpha's Awakening: A Reaper Novel

  • Reapers Series, Book 7
  • By: Donna Grant
  • Narrated by: Victoria McGloven
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 33

Serving Death and the Reapers has been my life for centuries. I’ve always put my duty before everything, even my yearning for Death. But now, she’s fading - our foe is bent on destroying her and he will stop at nothing until he does. Death holds the key to our survival. I will do everything in my power to stop her from disappearing. For her, I will ensure we have the best fighting chance. For her…I will cross the divide keeping us apart.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Melvena Asa on 03-14-19

Finally! The big show down.

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

Reviewed: 03-13-19

This is by far the best book in the Reapers series. Death finally stands up instead of hiding and takes down her enemy. Love all the action and characters in different series coming together in this book.

  • On the Hunt

  • By: Dianne Duvall, Alexandra Ivy, Hannah Jayne, and others
  • Narrated by: Arika Rapson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 345
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 342

Mika Tanner has loved Bailey Morrell, a beautiful Healer, since childhood. But his duty as a sentinel, a supernatural guardian of an ancient race, clashed with her rebellious spirit. Now a dangerous new anarchist group threatens life as they know it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 2 were wonderful..

  • By Trish R. on 10-27-15

Phantom Embrace - Excellent Story

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

I tried to listen to the whole collection but I can't stand the sound of this narrator. I listened to the first story, then skipped to Phantom Embrace since I couldn't handle her raspy old voice much. Love Dianne Duvall's Immortal Guardians and was so sad Yuri fell in the line of duty but still got his Happily Ever After. Cat and her brother Sebastian have such a tragic past, so it's nice to see Cat finally found love after death. I ended up buying the Kindle version and read the book also, which I enjoyed more. I give this story only, 5 stars. The first story in the collection I would give a 4. Didn't listen to the other two.

  • Survivor Skills

  • The Project Gliese 581g Series, Book 3
  • By: S.E. Smith
  • Narrated by: David Brenin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 57

Sergi Lazaroff is a weapons expert and a member of the Russian FSB. Assigned to the Project Gliese 581g exploration team, his job was supposed to be simple - find out what was in space, retrieve the technology, and return home with it. When he wakes up on an alien planet, Sergi knows the last part of his mission will be impossible. Instead, he must use his military skills to survive in a world where he doesn't know the rules.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Winner!

  • By ADixey on 02-17-19

Love this Series

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

Out of all the different series from S.E. Smith, this is my favorite. It's the most down to Earth, yet out of this world. I can imagine this happening in Earth's space exploration in the near future. What will we find? Can't wait to see what will happen in the next book with the turned/ flipped General & Julia's love story. One thing I like about this series is the different planets being described. A planet filled with floating islands in the sky reminded me of the movie Avitar. I would like to see a planet of fire & ice, like Iceland, being used in this series.

  • Lover Awakened

  • Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 3
  • By: J. R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,871
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,892
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,914

The vampire Zsadist is a former blood slave with a violent past. When he meets Bella, Zsadist thinks her human love could be his path to salvation. Then Bella is kidnapped, and Zsadist will stop at nothing to get her back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Favorite!

  • By BluBumbleB on 04-28-14

Favorite Story So Far

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

Loved the story, seems like they get better and better, never a dull moment in the books. The narrator's male and female voices sound the same so it was hard to tell who was talking at some points. Overall he did do a good job but would like to have the different characters have different voices to set them apart.

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  • Torched

  • Dark Kings Series, Book 13
  • By: Donna Grant
  • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 224

Banished from Dreagan eons ago because of a betrayal that shattered his entire existence, his sole focus in life is to exact revenge against the Dragon Kings. A formidable fighter with centuries of rage on his side, Ulrik will stop at nothing to take down those who exiled him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great read and pretty bad and listen..

  • By Trish R. on 06-08-18

Best of the series

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

Reviewed: 06-02-18

Many issues were wrapped up and problems solved in this book as new problems, enemies and alies arise. Can't wait for the next book to come out.

  • Dark Heat

  • The Dark Kings Stories, #0
  • By: Donna Grant
  • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534

The Dark Kings are sworn to defend an ancient legacy of dragon magic. But their fiercest challenge lies in the modern world, where a woman's love conquers all. These are their stories. Dark Heat gathers together these favorite stories of Donna Grant's Dark Kings.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Love me some DRAGONS!

  • By Candateshia Pafford on 02-22-14

Dark Kings Series Review

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

I have listened to the Dark Kings book series and this is one of my favorite romantic fantasy collections. Every book ties into each other and the plots continues to thicken through the books while each book has it's own adventures with love stories developing. I would highly suggest starting at the very beginning with this book. Also the point five (#.5) books listed are a part of the overall story. I really enjoyed the other characters throughout the books and seeing their personal stories unfold. I will definitely listen the entire series again, back to back, it's that good. Lots of twist, turns, deceptions, things you never saw coming and of course the romance kept me coming back for more. There are other characters throughout the Dark Kings series that have their own romantic series collection which I will listen to. Definitely worth the credits but for me the Romantic Package (worth every penny!).

  • When Darkness Comes

  • Guardians of Eternity, Book 1
  • By: Alexandra Ivy
  • Narrated by: Arika Rapson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 389
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 364
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 368

It's been a hell of a day for Abby Barlow. In just a few hours, she's survived an explosion, watched her employer die, had a startling dream, and now she finds herself in a seedy Chicago hotel with the sexy, unearthly Dante, a man she both desires and fears. For 341 years, Dante has stood as guardian to The Chalice, a mortal woman chosen to hold back the darkness. A terrible twist of fate has now made Abby that woman. Three hours ago, Dante would have used all his charms to seduce her. Now she is his to protect. And he will do so until his very death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book was a pleasant surprise

  • By Bookrus on 06-17-14

Story better than the performance

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

Reviewed: 05-16-18

Good start to a new demon world series. The narration could have used some work. I put the audio speed at 1.25X's because the narrator has long pauses after EVERY sentence, to drastic. It also made her low raspy voice a bit easier to deal with. I enjoyed the story, the humor bantering back and forth between Abby and Dante. Wished it gave more history of the Phoenix and the Dark Prince back story. What events brought about the need for the Goddess to hide when before she didn't? What happened prior to the Chalice 400+ years ago. Lots of questions unanswered in the end..... Maybe the questions will be answered in the next books. On to book 2 for me. Happy reading "listening" romance lover.

  • Dane's Storm

  • By: Mia Sheridan
  • Narrated by: Lance Greenfield, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,729
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,596
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,589

Dane was her first kiss and the only man she ever loved...until their marriage crashed and burned. Now Audra has built a quiet life for herself running a flower shop she's put her whole heart into. But Audra is left reeling when an unexpected circumstance brings Dane back into her world. He's still as breathtaking as he ever was, and he still affects her more than any man she's ever known. Yet learning to trust him again could be a matter of life and death....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Second chance/Survival story. Performance just okay.

  • By Avid Reader on 04-03-18

Such Intense Emotion, Excellent Writting

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

Any additional comments?

I usually don't write comments about book reviews but I had to for this wonderful book. Without giving anything away, this story really stuck at my heart. All the love they have that never died over the years is what kept them from moving on. Soul mates... when you find yours, you can't move on with loving someone else, no matter how hard you try. This story is so well written I could feel their intense pain, anger, struggles, grief, loss, frustrations, love and yearning for each other. There are very few books that make me emotionally feel what the characters are feeling. This book struck at my heart with it all. Maybe because I have a son as well and no good parent can get over the loss of their child. I was consumed by the raw emotions in the narrators voice and the excellent job at narration. I'm so glad I took a chance at listening to this wonderful love story at a second chance with your soul mate. A true love story.

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  • Taking Turns

  • The Turning Series, Book 1
  • By: JA Huss
  • Narrated by: Ava Erickson, Sebastian York, Tad Branson, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,568
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,466
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,464

I've never been afraid of the dark...but that doesn't mean I wanted to live in it. Maybe everyone wants what they can't have, but I should've thought it over before I unlocked the door to their forbidden world. Number One is mostly silent. He watches me very carefully. Number Two is mostly gentle. But it's the other side of him I like best. Number Three is mostly reserved. It was carnal, it was sensual, and it was erotic. That's it. That's all it was supposed to be. A trip into the dark. A peek into the forbidden. I just didn't expect to like them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FAN"FREAKING"TASTIC!!!

  • By Cyndi on 06-24-17

WOW! Never a dull moment

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

Reviewed: 07-19-17

This is my first book from this author and I will definitely be buying her other books. I really like how the book points out, there is nothing to be ashamed of & you're not a bad person because you like sex kinky or erotic.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful