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  • Born to Darkness

  • Immortal Destiny, Book 1
  • By: Lorraine Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Destiny Landon, Lee James
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 58

Nicole Ashe is the average American girl, except that she happens to work for a vampire and doesn't realize it. But all that changes when her boss sends her to convince a local rock musician – heartthrob, to help them retrieve an ancient relic that could be the answer to the vampire's curse. There is something about Nicole that stirs Alec's hunger nearly beyond control, but he would do anything to protect her...even from himself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • THE STORY GETS BETTER IN THE NEXT BOOK

  • By Marigold Galore on 03-05-13

Narration is so BAD

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

Reviewed: 08-28-18

The story was great, but I could not continue because the narration was so bad.
It would have been better to stick with one narrator. The male narrator sounded creepy.
Then the narration sounded like it was done in someone’s basement.
Note to publisher: Redo the entire book with one professional narrator!!!

  • Skin Deep

  • I-Team Series, Book 5.5
  • By: Pamela Clare
  • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261

Megan Hunter has worked hard to get back on her feet, leaving the nightmare of her teenage years behind. The last thing she wants or needs in her life is a man. But when she is attacked by someone from her past, a scarred stranger intervenes, saving her life and that of her little girl. Looks can be deceiving, for despite the man's rough appearance, she feels safe with him. And for the first time in her life, she knows the stirrings of desire.Nathaniel West paid a high price serving with the Marines in Afghanistan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This series is so addictive.............

  • By CAC on 05-03-13

It was okay, nothing memorable

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

Reviewed: 04-17-18

It was okay. Nice and average story. I won't be listening to it again. There are many audible that I can not wait to get my headphones on my ears and press play. This was not one of them.

  • Moloka’i

  • By: Alan Brennert
  • Narrated by: Anne Noelani Miyamoto
  • Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,739
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,468
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,464

The powerful debut novel from Alan Brennert, Moloka’i tells the story of Rachel Kalama, a seven-year-old Hawaiian girl who contracts leprosy and is quarantined on the island of Moloka’i during the 1890s. Separated from her family and forced to grow up in the leper colony of Kalaupapa, Rachel experiences intense isolation. But she remains strong, finding moments of joy, and even love. Rich in Hawaiian history, this novel proves itself a stellar piece of historical fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Book!

  • By David on 08-23-12

Worst audible I have ever bought

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

Reviewed: 04-17-18

This was awful. I usually love these type of stories, but this has to be one of the worst books I have ever listened to. I wanted to read about a girl who got an illness. This book was partly that and then a bunch of rants from the author about the US and then useless fillers.

I have been listening to audio books since 1995 when they were originally on cassettes. Anne Noelani Miyamoto has to be one of the worst narrators I have ever listened too. If the author wanted a Hawaiian narrator, I could have recommended a few amazing ones.

I do not recommend. If I did not listen to the entire book, I would have asked Audibles for my credit back.

  • Turbulence

  • By: Whitney G.
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Joe Arden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,263
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,191

Jake Weston and I met under a cloud of cliches: Boy meets girl. Boy charms girl. Boy screws girl. He was the sexiest, cockiest man I'd ever encountered, but I had no idea he was a senior pilot when we met. No idea we worked for the same airline, and he had secrets just like me.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A very accurate title

  • By Danni on 03-06-17

Regret using my credit on this one

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

Reviewed: 04-17-18

I am in the minority here. I did not really care for the book. I did not buy the love between Jake and Gillian. In my opinion, Gillian will always love Jake more than the other way around.

I also did not buy the fact that love between the MCs came from them having sex in the bathrooms on international flights.

The ending was weak. Unbelievable. I love jerky heroes, but Jake had no redeemable qualities. By the time he showed any feelings, it was too late for me.

I have really enjoyed other stories by Whitney G., but this was a disappointment.

I regret using an audible credit.

  • Truce

  • The Historic Neighbor from Hell
  • By: R. L. Mathewson
  • Narrated by: Fran Jules
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 518
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486

Elizabeth knows what's expected of her - perfection. She's the daughter of an earl and expected to marry well and say and do the right things with a smile on her face when inside she's dying for a chance to escape. Thanks to an inheritance her godmother left her years ago, her chance will come with her next birthday. Her hopes of escape abruptly end when Robert, her childhood nemesis whom she hasn't seen in over 14 years, comes back into her life and does everything he can to drive her out of her mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great romantic comedy

  • By Book Junkie on 02-28-16

Mediocre

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

Reviewed: 10-24-17

Mediocre. Nothing memorable. I love this author's other works, but this one was okay. It had its moments, but nothing that was "wow". It was nice and cute and sweet. Blah, blah, blah. I know many loved this one, but it was just okay. I am glad I bought it on sale. I think I paid $1.99 for it. It would have not been worth a credit.

  • Wildfire

  • A Hidden Legacy Novel
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,778
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,666
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,659

Nevada Baylor can't decide which is more frustrating - harnessing her truthseeker abilities or dealing with Connor "Mad" Rogan and their evolving relationship. Yes, the billionaire Prime is helping her navigate the complex magical world in which she's become a crucial player - and sometimes a pawn - but she also has to deal with his ex-fiancée, whose husband has disappeared and whose damsel-in-distress act is wearing very, very thin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just as wonderful as Daniels world and Innkeeper.

  • By Michael Harmon on 08-25-17

Loved it. Worth the credit

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

Reviewed: 10-24-17

I loved it and have no regrets using a credit to purchase this audio book.

  • Clean Sweep

  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,844
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,529

On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest problem should be what to serve her guests for breakfast.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting series start, narration annoyed me.

  • By Amber on 11-12-15

Regret using a credit

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

Reviewed: 10-24-17

Mediocre. I found myself bored. I only finished listening to it because I used a credit to buy the audio book. The Kate Daniels series was worth every credit I used. This not so much. Too much information about the aliens and life on earth with no substance. There was nothing for me to connect to except for the heroine looking for her parents. I love the concept of an innkeeper, but like I said I was so bored at times.

Reviewers were talking about a love triangle in this book. If there truly was one, I would at least find that interesting, but to call what was happening a love triangle, I must have been listening to different book. Just because a vampire smiles at you and you show no interest in him, does not make it a love triangle, in my opinion.

Reading is subjective. I know people love this series. This was a "it must be me" book. Maybe, I will give book 2 a chance if the audio is on sale. I liked the narrator.

  • White Hot

  • A Hidden Legacy Novel
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,864
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,750
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,748

Nevada Baylor has a unique and secret skill - she knows when people are lying - and she's used that magic (along with plain hard work) to keep her colorful and close-knit family's detective agency afloat. But her new case pits her against the shadowy forces that almost destroyed the city of Houston once before, bringing Nevada back into contact with Connor "Mad" Rogan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Super entertaining, unsure on narrator!

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-04-17

Book 2 better than Book 1

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

Reviewed: 09-11-17

If you could sum up White Hot in three words, what would they be?

Book 2 is better than book 1. Worth the credit.

What other book might you compare White Hot to and why?

I loved it since the heroine is strong, but not B***hy. I loved the tension between the hero and the heroine. I usually HATE secondary characters, but I love these.

What about Renee Raudman’s performance did you like?

Good.

  • Silence Fallen

  • A Mercy Thompson Novel, Book 10
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King, George Newbern
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,069
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,695

Attacked and abducted in her home territory, Mercy finds herself in the clutches of the most powerful vampire in the world, taken as a weapon to use against alpha werewolf Adam and the ruler of the Tri-Cities vampires. In coyote form Mercy escapes - only to find herself without money, without clothing, and alone in the heart of Europe. Unable to contact Adam and the rest of the pack, Mercy has allies to find and enemies to fight, and she needs to figure out which is which.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • BAD PENGUIN.

  • By bluestategirl on 07-15-17

You need a different male narrator

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

Reviewed: 04-04-17

Would you try another book from Patricia Briggs and/or Lorelei King and George Newbern ?

George Newborn did an amazing job as a narrator in A MAN CALLED OVE, but he can not do Adam. George Newborn's voice is not "alpha" enough to pull off Adam. Lorelei King as always, did an amazing Mercy. A note to the publisher and Patricia Briggs, there are so many amazing narrators that can pull off Adam's masculine voice, do not use George Newborn again. He is good for some characters, but not for an alpha werewolf.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I am sorry but this book was just boring. It started out real good, but then it fell flat. I waiting for this big twist that so many reviewers were talking about, but there was nothing to shock me. Was there even a twist?!?!? Maybe I fell asleep. Mercy needs to get pregnant or something. Like always, I love Adam and Mercy. The reader will feel their love and commitment to each other, even though they were apart 95% of the book.Most of the book was political garbage.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Do not use George Newborn again as Adam. He sounded too passive.

Lorelei King - 5 Stars for narration.
George Newborn - 2 stars for narration.
Not sure who did the voice casting, but please do a better job next time. I listen to a lot of audio books. I can give recommendations.

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  • Awakened

  • Vampire Awakenings, Book 1
  • By: Brenda K. Davies
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 547
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 552

Traumatized by her past and struggling to move on from it, Sera has spent the past three years of college hiding herself from the world and content to stay that way. A chance encounter with Liam shatters her sheltered world, leaving her stunned and shaken by the strange feelings and emotions he arouses in her, feelings she never thought she would experience and that frighten her in their intensity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Off the Charts Great Paranormal Love Story First Book

  • By Romance junkie on 01-14-16

It was okay

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

Reviewed: 01-12-17

Would you try another book from Brenda K. Davies and/or Tavia Gilbert?

No

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Nothing exciting

What three words best describe Tavia Gilbert’s voice?

Her voice was okay. There was nothing memorable about her acting voice.

Do you think Awakened needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No, the epilogue explained their future.

Any additional comments?

I listened to the story on Audible.
Narrator voice: B-

The book had everything I like in YA/NA vampire stories, but it was just missing something.

The innocent heroine who falls for the bad boy who also happens to be vampire too. They meet at a college party, the attraction is strong. The heroine is running away from home. A boy in her hometown attacked her but no one believed her. Anyway, I did not love the story, but I did not hate it either. The heroine's roommate/BFF annoyed me. I am not sure if it was just the way the narrator did the BFF's but she was a whiny, little brat. The heroine, Sera, makes bad decisions in her "BFFs" which the reader will learn early on.

I can't put my finger on what the problems were, but I did not feel a strong connection to the main characters.