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  • Samantha Watkins, Book 1

  • Chronicles of an Extraordinary Ordinary Life
  • By: Aurélie Venem, Stacey E. Battis - translator
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 911
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 840
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 835

Young librarian Samantha Watkins has always been perfectly content with her humdrum existence. Never easily fitting in with anyone anywhere, she feels most at ease in silence, among stacks of books. Sam believes in leaving fantasy and drama to the characters in her beloved novels. But one night when she leaves work late, she finds herself center stage in a tale of vengeance and terror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Supernatural Tale

  • By GH on 03-14-16

I couldn't put it down.

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

Reviewed: 03-21-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I will be recommending this book/audiobook to friend and family. Its a great story it made me laugh and cry. I love books that I can lose my self inn and I did with this one. I just wish the next book was out in english already. The first one ends with a major cliffhanger and I so want the next one.

What other book might you compare Samantha Watkins, Book 1 to and why?

I don't know. I don't think the story line compares for me. But the joy I felt while reading it I would put at the top of my list. So I hope the next books come soon or at least news of when we will be getting it. The cliffhanger is going to drive me crazy.

What does Amy McFadden bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I like hearing the attitudes or the characters. I think Amy McFadden does a great job. I lessened to three other books of hers and she always does a great job.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Choosing

  • The Pruxnae Book 1
  • By: Lucy Varna
  • Narrated by: Angel Clark, Matthew Josdal
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 125

Ziri Mokuru has lived her entire life in the rural village of Arden Hollow on the planet Tersi. While her parents are off having adventures and being Very Important People, she's struggled simply to find a place where she belongs. One night, she investigates a disturbance in her home and discovers an armor-clad man sorting through her belongings. Her first thought is for her parents' safety, not to question why this man is in her home late at night without even the courtesy of knocking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • surprisingly good!

  • By Shawnequa on 12-23-15

I didn't like it.

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

Reviewed: 11-09-15

Would you try another book from Lucy Varna and/or Angel Clark and Matthew Josdal ?

I don't know if I will try another Lucy Varna book. I like to think I would only because with authors I love some of there books I feel are not up to their standard and my be this is not one of her greats. The Narrators can only work with what they have and I was very unhappy with this book so I think it changes how I feel about the Narrators at the time of hearing it. So I for sure will get a book if I want it even if one of them is the narrator.

What could Lucy Varna have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

She could make up her mind. If the main character is strong and smart go with it. If she is week and sweet go with it.

What didn’t you like about Angel Clark and Matthew Josdal ’s performance?

The switch at chapters is cool in some ways and distracting some times.

What character would you cut from The Choosing?

I couldn't stand the main character.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Kulti

  • By: Mariana Zapata
  • Narrated by: Callie Dalton
  • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,579
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,409

It didn't take a week for 27-year-old Sal Casillas to wonder what she'd seen in the international soccer icon - why she'd ever had his posters on her wall or ever envisioned marrying him and having super-playing soccer babies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 HUGE stars....one of my 2015 Favorites!

  • By Denise on 08-12-15

Loved it.

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

Reviewed: 07-30-15

I smiled a lot and wish there was more than one book. I liked that this book is lite.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Heat

  • Alpha and Omega, Book 4
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,802
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,370

For once, mated werewolves Charles and Anna are not traveling because of Charles' role as his father's enforcer. This time their trip to Arizona is purely personal, as Charles plans to buy Anna a horse for her birthday. Or at least it starts out that way....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable story, easy listen

  • By Adjustr on 03-05-15

Loved it.

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

Reviewed: 03-10-15

I love all of her books. I never want them to end. This one is no exception. Great story with characters that connect well. Her story's make me happy and feel excited but at peace at the same time. I can't wait for the next one.

  • Jason

  • An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel
  • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Alexis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 691
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 696

Jason Schuyler is one of Anita Blake's best friends and favorite werewolves, with benefits. J.J. is his lady love, an old flame from childhood who dances at one of the top ballet companies in New York. She's accomplished, beautiful, and she's crazy about him, too. Neither of them wants to be monogamous, so what could go wrong? J.J. is enthusiastically bisexual, with an emphasis on the female side of things.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • How the mighty have fallen...

  • By Casandra on 01-14-15

Sad

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

Reviewed: 12-04-14

What disappointed you about Jason?

I have read all the books in this series and I don't know about any one else who reads them. But I miss the store. Laurell K. Hamilton can write when she wants. But the last books there is less and less story. Now don't get me wrong I love smut but I love it in my drama, mystery, action now this book my have action but Im talking the kind with clothes on. You can see it when you look at the length of the books to. I would love for the next book to be a really Anita Blake novel. You know the kind were she wasn't a sheltered little piece of fluff, and could take care of her self.

Has Jason turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yes, and no I'll read the next one but If its only the smut with no story to it will be the last. I can get smut cheeper than I payed for this. Its the whole story Im after.

What about Kimberly Alexis’s performance did you like?

She was great. Even with the story reading like an after school special for lesbians. Like I said I love smut but in with the story.

What character would you cut from Jason?

I like that there are lots of characters in these books. So I wouldn't want to cut any one. But I would love to get back to basics. You know the main character from the first books. That would be awesome.

Any additional comments?

I miss Anita Blake's awesomeness. She needs to learn she can be the real her too. Not just some one that spreads her legs the whole time.

15 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • King Hall

  • Forever Evermore, Book 1
  • By: Scarlett Dawn
  • Narrated by: Chandra Skyye
  • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235

King Hall - where the Mysticals go to learn their craft, get their degrees, and transition into adulthood. And where four new Rulers will rise and meet their destinies. Lily Ruckler is adept at one thing: Survival. Born a Mystical hybrid, her mere existence is forbidden, but her nightmare is only about to start. Fluke, happenstance, and a deep personal loss finds Lily deeply entrenched with those who would destroy her simply for existing - The Mystical Kings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait to see if Audible gets book two!

  • By Samantha on 07-04-14

Can't wait to see if Audible gets book two!

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

Reviewed: 07-04-14

Would you consider the audio edition of King Hall to be better than the print version?

I don't know I didn't read the printed version of this book. But I can say I'm the very tempted to go on and read the second book. But I like to stick with what I start with. So Im going to wait and see if Audible gets it. If not soon through it will be on. Because I want to know what happens right now.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I like all of them but Ezra and Lily have a vibe that just makes me smile.

Which character – as performed by Chandra Skyye – was your favorite?

I think she was awesome. There was no one character that was performed better than the others. To me any way and thats how I like it. It breaks character for me in my little play that goes on in my head if some are better than others. I will be looking for more performed by her.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Oh man! I cried the kind that had to get the tissue box kind. Then laughed, got mad, I think I went through a roller coster and loved it the whole time.

Any additional comments?

I have been a member of Audible for a couple of years now and have hear a lot of books that I have really liked. But this is the first that I have liked enough to leave a review for.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful