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  • Ashley Bell

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
  • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,458
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,034
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,039

Who is Ashley Bell? From number-one New York Times best-selling author Dean Koontz comes the must-listen thriller of the year, perfect for listeners of dark psychological suspense and modern classics of mystery and adventure. Brilliantly paced, with an exhilarating heroine and a twisting, ingenious storyline, Ashley Bell is a new milestone in literary suspense from the long-acclaimed master.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A truthful review

  • By Christina on 01-11-16

Not your usual Dean Koontz

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

Reviewed: 07-11-16

I'm sorry to say but I didn't really enjoy this book. It didn't hold my attention like the rest of the books I've read by this author.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Witch of Napoli

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Schmicker
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

Italy, 1899: Fiery-tempered, seductive medium Alessandra Poverelli levitates a table at a Spiritualist séance in Naples. A reporter photographs the miracle, and wealthy, skeptical psychiatrist Camillo Lombardi arrives in Naples to investigate. When she materializes the ghost of his dead mother, he risks his reputation and fortune to finance a tour of the Continent, challenging the scientific and academic elite of Europe to test Alessandra's mysterious powers. She will help him rewrite science. His fee will help her escape her sadistic husband.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!!

  • By Menon on 07-11-16

Amazing!!

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

Reviewed: 07-11-16

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book is not a light read, it’s heart breaking and soul retching. This is a very sad, depressing and heart moving story of a Witch from Napoli Alessandra, told by her then teenage photographer. The book is about her life and the unfortunate events that take place. The life that she comes from and how she tries to better herself inspite of everything. How she believes in her abilities as a medium against all speculations. The main story is about her going on a tour with Camillo Lombardi, how she turns him from a skeptic to a believer. There is so much to say about this book but that w0uld only give the story away. It is a moving tale and one not to be read lightly. I immensely enjoyed this book in every way. The narrator that was chosen also did a superb job, I’ve known him from other books I’ve read and am already a fan of his. I would love to read more books by Michael Schmicker!!!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A Sudden Crush

  • By: Camilla Isley
  • Narrated by: Tami Leah Lacy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 100

Joanna Price is a city girl with the perfect life. She loves her job as a book editor, she just married Liam, high-profile, best-selling author and the man of her dreams, and she's headed to the Caribbean to enjoy two weeks of paradise for her luxurious honeymoon. Connor Duffield is a gruff, grumpy rancher from the Midwest. He is a country boy who has a no-nonsense approach to life, more scars than he'd like to admit, and he hates city girls. So it's just a misfortune they have to sit next to each other for a six-hour plane ride.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hidden Summer Gem

  • By green ice cream garden on 07-08-16

Amazing!! Can't stop raving about this book!!

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

Reviewed: 07-07-16

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.
Hahaha, I love the beginning!! It’s just so cool and hilarious! I know I’m gonna love the rest of the book!!!
I have just finished the book and can safely say that I’m emotionally winded!! OMG!! The book is a rollercoaster ride and a wonderful one at that. The synopsis of the book is so totally off point. It summarizes that the book is about a new bride on the way to her honey moon who falls in love with the person she sits next to on the plane. This is sooo wrong. She doesn’t fall for the guy next to her in a single plane ride. The fact that she’s stranded on a deserted island for 5 months with this guy is totally missed out. I know the author tried us make it out so we don’t feel like castrating Liam towards the end of the book where Joanna understands, or is supposed to understand what Liam when through and how he’s devoted to his baby daughter and all that. Frankly he’s a pathetic excuse for a man. I just want to tie him up to a pole and set fire to him. Let’s not forget the champaign while we watch him burn. I loved that Joanna is a woman of strong character, a person who stood by her man even though she had no ideas if he was alive or not. Something we can’t say for the ‘Swine’! How she picked herself up and made things happen for herself after everything and everybody seemed to be against her. I just loved Joanna! I couldn’t help rooting for her verbally out loud while I was reading this book.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would love to read more from this particular author. It’s a shame this is a stand alone title, would have loved a series where Liam and Joanna are pitted against each other more often.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Anatomist's Wife

  • Lady Darby Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Anna Lee Huber
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409

Following the death of her husband, Lady Darby has taken refuge at her sister's estate, finding solace in her passion for painting. But when one of the house guests is murdered, her brother-in-law asks her to aid the insufferable Sebastian Gage - a fellow guest with some experience as an inquiry agent. While Gage is clearly more competent than she first assumed, Kiera isn't about to let her guard down, as accusations and rumors swirl.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good read.

  • By sslarigo on 01-22-15

loved it!

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

Reviewed: 07-03-16

kept me on edge! can't wait to download the next in the series!! great narration too

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Shamrock Case

  • Amelia Moore Detective Series Volume 2
  • By: Linda Weaver Clarke
  • Narrated by: Diane Lehman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Amelia Moore, the founder of the Moore Detective Agency, specializes in missing persons. Her cases have taken her to some very interesting places and put her in some dangerous situations, but she always solves the case. With the help of Rick Bonito, her new partner, her business is flourishing. When Amelia is hired to search for her client's grandparents, the case takes them to Ireland. Kate must learn about her heritage. Who are her grandparents and could they still be alive after all these years?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet, Simple, Romantic Mystery

  • By Tennis Player Peggy on 08-02-16

Amazing Cozy Read

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

Reviewed: 02-20-16

I received this book in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed here are 100% my own.
The beginning is wonderful, a real grabber, starts out with a child who has found out she’s adopted cause both her birth parents are deceased and wants Amelia to go looking for her Grand Parents so she can get a better understanding of how her parents used to be. Now that’s the start, as the story goes on you see Rick’s obsession with food get deeper as does Rick and Amelia’s attraction to each other . All done in a very PG (cozy) manner. We see Rick being a very polite and caring person. Someone who would put his girl (bird) first. We also learn a lot about Ireland and their customs and how strong their belief in religion is, and how far they are willing to go for their religion. As Amelia goes about interviewing all the different relatives we see that they’ve now come to their senses and would like bygones to be bygones. How they regret their harsh behavior of youth. And how they let history repeat itself. In the end we are awarded to a really great surprise. I also enjoyed the banter that Amelia and Rick have about their ‘bucket lists’. Which is a real laugh. All in all, this is a really sweet cozy romance with a mysterious twist to it, and I’d love to read more of Linda Weaver Clarke’s books.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Bali Mystery

  • Amelia Moore, Book 1
  • By: Linda Weaver Clarke
  • Narrated by: Diane Lehman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

Amelia Moore, founder of the Moore Detective Agency, specializes in missing persons. Her cases have taken her to some very interesting places and put her in some dangerous situations, but she always solves them. With the help of Rick Bonito, her sometime partner, her business is flourishing. When Mrs. Brody hires Amelia and Rick to find her missing brother, they find themselves in Bali, Indonesia. They are mystified about why her brother quit his job, put his home up for sale, and ran off to this mysterious and exotic island without telling a soul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!!

  • By Menon on 11-02-15

Amazing!!

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

Reviewed: 11-02-15

Disclosure: This book was generously provided to me by the Author in Audible format in exchange for an honest review. Of which I will try to do my best.

I was assured that this book was a 'clean read' but still romantic with a mystery. This I found very intriguing as you don't find many such books. I love my mysteries but put up with the explicit scenes. I must say I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was well written, though much too short for my liking. Usually I'm left wanting more after reading such a short book. But with this new series Linda Weaver managed to pull off the following. The mystery of the missing person that they try to uncover slowing, the slow and gradual growing understanding and appreciation of Amelia and Rick and the growing romance between William and his lady friend. All of which seem to happen simultaneously, as they follow William's diary. You've the MIB bad guys following them and the beautiful Bali island that is described in such a way that you can picture the scenery in your minds eye. I also enjoyed the Bucket list that Rick convinced Amelia on starting. I definitely have added Bali to my Bucket List!!

I can't wait to be able to read more of the Amelia Moore titles, I've noticed that they are available on Kindle but not yet on Audible. I think I'll wait for the Audible versions to come out as I really enjoyed Diane Lehman's narration. She's got a beautiful voice and I'll surely be looking for more titles by her.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Accidental Demon Slayer

  • Demon Slayer, Book 1
  • By: Angie Fox
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 699
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 633
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 632

It's never a good day when an ancient demon shows up on your toilet bowl. For Lizzie Brown that's just the beginning. Soon her hyperactive terrier starts talking and her long-lost biker witch Grandma is hurling Smuckers jars filled with magic. Just when she thinks she's seen it all Lizzie learns she's a demon slayer-and all hell is after her. Of course that's not the only thing after her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Right Narrator for the Right Book

  • By Pemberley Proud on 01-02-15

Surprisingly good

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

Reviewed: 09-23-15

I must say I thoroughly enjoyed this book, initially I thought it was a YA book and was about to pawn it off to my daughter, and then the sex seen was so intense I quickly told my daughter she wasn't able to read it!
I can't wait for the rest of the books to come out in audible, though I might just read them on my kindle too. They are hilarious and serious at the same time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

  • A Lisbeth Salander Novel - Millennium Series, Book 4
  • By: David Lagercrantz
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,994
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,331
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17,300

In this adrenaline-charged, up-to-the-moment political thriller, Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist are back. The troubled genius hacker and crusading journalist thrilled the world in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, which have sold more than 80 million copies worldwide.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Sequel

  • By Lia on 09-21-17

Definitely and defiantly NOT Steig Larsson!

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

Reviewed: 09-06-15

I've just started this book after much anticipation for it's release, so far it's holding up to everything the previous titles in the series had.

Detailed review to follow once I've done listening.

****
I'm enjoying the story but I miss the old narrator, yes Simon Vance is a great narrator but for me his voice didn't suit this book.

While reading you can very distinctly tell that it's been written by another author, even though the characters are the same. The one thing that jumps out at you is that Mikael's lost his charm. Where women just fall into bed with him or want to fall into bed with no actual rhyme or reason to it. But it in no way deviates us from the actual story, just modifies the characters, character!

****
I'm nearly finished with this book, just under an hour to go. None of Steig Larsson's Lisbeth Salander books took me this long to finish. Plainly said the story is there, but the magic isn't. I can't think of any other way of putting it. The way DL portrays Lisbeth and Mikael is so much different from the way Steig had developed their characters and frame of mind. They are not so strong and defiant as the way Steig protrayed them.

I might now go for the next in this series if there ever will be one.

5 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Destined for an Early Grave

  • Night Huntress, Book 4
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,944
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,969
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,979

Since half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her undead lover Bones met six years ago, they’ve fought against the rogue undead, battled a vengeful Master vampire, and pledged their devotion with a blood bond. Now it’s time for a vacation. But their hopes for a perfect Paris holiday are dashed when Cat awakes one night in terror. She’s having visions of a vampire named Gregor, who’s more powerful than Bones and has ties to her past that even Cat herself didn’t know about.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-26-10

Surprising turn of events!!

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

Reviewed: 06-26-15

Surprised!! That's the only word that comes to mind. I must say I was initially disappointed when I got to the idea that Kat wanted to be changed. I felt well that's sad, she's not going to be different any more. Just another vampire. And then we find out that she not only has special powers but is averse to human blood and only craves vampire blood! How cool and twisted is that!!! And her mother that this irate irritation and immense hatred to vampires is actually now a vampire! I must say I was blown away. I've thoroughly enjoyed this book just as I've done the rest of the series.

  • Death of a Dentist

  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 123

If you haven't already fallen in love with the internationally acclaimed M.C. Beaton, then this audiobook filled with her trademark wry wit and a wonderfully puzzling plot will do the trick.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOTS OF FUN

  • By Ken on 01-12-09

lovely!

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

Reviewed: 05-28-15

this is my first Hamish mystery and I'll be reading more for sure!! I don't know if I liked it even more cause it was being read by Davina Porter!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful