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  • The Coroner

  • By: Jennifer Graeser Dornbush
  • Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,009
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,010

Recently engaged and deeply ensconced in her third year of surgical residency in Chicago, Emily Hartford gets a shock when she is called home to Freeport, Michigan, the small town she fled a decade ago after the death of her mother. Her estranged father, the local medical examiner, has had a massive heart attack. At the hospital, she finds her father in near total denial of the seriousness of his condition. He insists that the best thing Emily can do to help him is to take on the autopsy of a senator's teen daughter whose sudden, unexplained death has just rocked the sleepy town. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Is this a book or advertisement for a Nissan Leaf?

  • By A. Hall on 02-27-19

Frustrating, Irritatingly Bad Ending!

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

Reviewed: 03-24-19

I must say that the poorly timed ending ruined the book for me. I felt cheated and it made me angry with the author. The ending was obviously not penned with the reader in mind when it abruptly cut off at a literal life or death moment, leaving us hanging and never knowing if the character lived or died. Are we to finish the book in our own heads? Or was it a cheap way to trick the reader into wanting a follow up book? ( If it was penned as part of a new series it should have been noted as book 1 but, as it clearly wasn't noted as such...) So, I say If you don't mind an unfinished book you may enjoy this one. It did hold my interest until that lack of an ending and then poof it pissed off.

  • Harley Merlin 2: Harley Merlin and the Mystery Twins

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 666
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 605

Harley Merlin has a lot of unanswered questions in her life. What drove her father to kill her mother? How can she know the true extent of her magical abilities? Has Wade Crowley always been this annoying? After the violent gargoyle incident that left many dead, Harley fears what other evil tricks her psychotic aunt has up her sleeve. When she discovers that magical foster kids like herself are in danger, she knows she must do whatever it takes to protect them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By Wes Gardner on 02-24-19

Nothing like Harry Potter but....

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

Reviewed: 02-27-19

Other than magic this is NOT like a J.K.R. I think whom ever started this Harry Potter comparison did this series and the Potter series a disservice so, cut it out!. With that said, it is an interesting magic series on its own. Harley is a 19 year old who discovers she is not alone in having magical powers and in how she finds this out, then we travel her life going foreword as she joins a coven, meets others who become friends, have good and bad times and along the way they kicks some evil butt.

  • Reclaiming Honor Boxed Set (Books 1-4)

  • A Kurtherian Gambit Series
  • By: Justin Sloan, Michael Anderle
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 25 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

 

This digital bundle contains four action-packed science-fiction adventures: Justice Is Calling, Claimed by Honor, Judgment Has Fallen, and Angel of Reckoning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Started me out to the series...

  • By Eric T on 03-21-19

Well Hell, I'm hooked!

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

Reviewed: 02-16-19

I listened to this four book box set and now you have me. I'm loving this branch of the wonderful Kurtherian Gambit worlds and all the great characters that come to life in them. As I'm one who fell in love with the series with book one (Death Becomes Her) I can say that I have yet to find a stinker in the lot. Justin Sloan and Michael Anderle have done a bang up job with this fast paced, kick butt, action filled story-line in the telling of the struggle of Earth after the dark ages and in so bringing a crop of mostly new characters that I think fans will find pretty damned cool. So, now on to the next book Born into Flames

  • Ghostly Start

  • Harper Harlow, Books 1-3
  • By: Lily Harper Hart
  • Narrated by: Angel Clark
  • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 300
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278

Harper Harlow can see and talk to ghosts. She's built a business out of helping souls crossover, and even though the cases sometimes go wonky, she's good at what she does. Jared Monroe wants to be a big city detective in a large market. Instead, he's forced to take a job in the small community of Whisper Cove until the right position opens up. He doesn't believe in ghosts, and yet he can't seem to stay away from Harper. These two are on a collision course for each other, but danger is in the way.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Most annoying narrator ever

  • By C. Woods on 08-16-17

Enjoyed the books however...

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

Reviewed: 10-29-18

I would have given this review a higher star count but for the narrator, she has a young teen approach to the characters when they are much older. Had she not falsetto-ed through out she could have enhanced the project. however, she made them sound well, stupid to be accurate. I think she needs to rethink her approach. With that said, I found the stories filled with funny dialogue, good characters and interesting mysteries.

  • Four Puddings and a Funeral

  • Oxford Tearoom Mysteries, Book 6
  • By: H.Y. Hanna
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255

Business is going well at Gemma Rose’s quaint English teashop, and she's delighted about her first big catering job at a local village funeral...until the day ends with a second body and one of the Old Biddies accused of murder! Now, the resourceful tearoom sleuth must find out which delicious pudding contained the deadly arsenic - and who might have wanted the wealthy widow dead....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A highly clever mystery

  • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 04-14-18

Why not pen the main character as self assured?

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

I did enjoy the first few books so I gave the series 5.2 books and then I stopped listening. I was getting a bit tired (well, no more like frustrated) of the lead character's side of the romantic storyline always being high-schoolish. But, with the last two volumes, it's gotten worse! This Gemma character is penned with a love interest that she is much too emotionally unstable to handle, and a mother that she kowtows to, with this being a substantial part of the books recurring storyline I need to say goodbye to this little tea room and with it sadly the other characters that have a quirkiness that makes you like them.
P.S. I also find it kind of funny that one of the volumes murder suspects was a daughter that let her mother tell her what and how to do everything in her life while Gemma felt sorry for her! Pot/Kettle

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  • Nomad's Galaxy

  • Terry Henry Walton Chronicles, Book 10
  • By: Michael Anderle, Craig Martelle
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

Civilization has returned to humanity and brought with it the vices of the civilized. The fight for the end begins as petty power seeks to fill vacuums. From China to Chicago to New York City, Terry and Char are fighting for their lives. The FDG, Vampires, Weres, Michael, and Valerie all collide in this epic climax to the Terry Henry Walton Chronicles. When the finish line isn't the finish at all, but the start of something new. It's a whole new battle, one for the future of mankind. Terry's just not sure where it will be fought.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • thank you again for telling a great tale.

  • By James on 04-04-19

Series held my interest.

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

This series is written well enough to be a stand alone. However, it is also part of the Kurtherian Gambit Series. It's centered around a enhanced group of people that are left on earth after the near total destruction that man did to man, their fight to bring back civilization while breaking bad on the wicked. If you like it, as I did, I'm happy to say that we are promised more from some of the main characters in later Kurtherian Gambit books! So far I've yet to be disappointed in anything from this vast array of books. A BIG Thank you to Michael Anderle and Craig Martelle.

  • Forever Defend

  • The Kurtherian Gambit, Book 17
  • By: Michael Anderle
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 282

Bethany Anne is going stir crazy after more than a decade of having to be "The Empress". Now, her advisors have to deal with an Empress who is determined to be on the front line. The Ixtali's come to the Etheric Empire, hat in hand. Nathan decides that the best way to handle soft intelligence is to create a new company. What they name the new company should give a clue what it is about. The Skaine are able to finally get Ranger Tabitha's group right were their missiles can attack. The problem is, who is sucking whom into a trap?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • oh boy another great book

  • By timothy on 05-18-18

YeeHaw!

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

Reviewed: 05-16-18

Thank you, Michael, for another wonderfully fast-paced, action-filled, well-written book.
That said, this book has some great new characters that I think all will enjoy, I know I did! B.A. is back in her red gear and kicking ass with her usual style and panache alongside the gang. The fight to protect and defend equality and righting the wrong is now blowing through the stars in a big way and promises to get enormously huge. YES! My only gripe is the book is just too damned short! Now the wait for Emily to get book 18 out to us. Tick-Tock Emily from one impatient B***H!

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  • The Monster Hunter Files

  • By: Larry Correia, Jonathan Maberry, Faith Hunter, and others
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, Bailey Carr, Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,538
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,315
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,304

For well over a century, Monster Hunter International has kept the world safe from supernatural threats small and large - and, in some cases, very, very large. Now, join us as MHI opens their archives for the first time. From experienced hunters on their toughest cases, to total newbies' initial encounters with the supernatural, The Monster Hunter Files reveals the secret history of the world's most elite monster fighting force.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I LIKE THESE COLLECTIONS

  • By Randall on 01-01-19

Mixed Bag

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

I gave this overall three stars mostly due to the narrators and some of the well-written stories. However, not all are worth the narration, in fact, some are just plain lame/silly. This is my You Have Been Warned Review (a bit of meh in with the good.)

  • In the Blood

  • Jefferson Tayte Genealogical, Book 1
  • By: Steve Robinson
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,721
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,712

Two hundred years ago a loyalist family fled to England to escape the American War of Independence and seemingly vanished into thin air. American genealogist Jefferson Tayte is hired to find out what happened, but it soon becomes apparent that a calculated killer is out to stop him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow beginnng but 2nd half really good

  • By Ann on 03-31-14

Enjoyed the book however...

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

The story is about a man wanting a family genealogy compiled so he hired a genealogist, Jefferson Tayte. Tayte's research led to tracing relatives that left America to return to England after the Revolutionary War and what subsequently became of them. I found the story interesting, the main and secondary characters are put through well done and exciting twists, turns and more than a few hard times. it did hold my attention and worth the credit but, I have one complaint and one suggestion, my complaint is that soon into the tale, I deduced how the mystery started (after the family left America) and couldn't see why it never entered Tayte's mind because it seemed like a blinking neon sign to me, in the end I had figured that part right and felt a bit let down. my suggestion, Mr. Robinson needs to do a bit more research on American word/name and title usage, he tends to use Brittish ones when penning for the American Tayte.

  • Don't Cross This Line

  • The Kurtherian Gambit, Book 14
  • By: Michael Anderle
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 386
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 367

It's been three years Bethany Anne and her team have been building, trying their best to stay off the radar and not fight with those they are trying to save. The emotions have boiled to the surface. The is a line drawn in the sand, and some idiots just have to step across it. Those that thought the cat didn't have claws are about to find out how very, very wrong they are.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enough, just go through the gate!

  • By Farrell on 01-21-18

Another great wild and crazy ride!

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

Reviewed: 01-21-18

Once again Michael has not let us down, he has penned another fast-paced, gritty, witty and excellent book. This one takes us all over the world and a bit beyond cleaning up the worst of the bad villains while making ready to blow this system for what lies in the stars. Many/Most of the sciences are so exciting that once I started with chapter one I listened right through until the end so, (insert many four-letter words) now I need to wait for Never Submit!

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