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Kathie

WONDER LAKE, IL, United States
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  • Last Dragon Standing

  • Heartstrikers, Book 5
  • By: Rachel Aaron
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,988
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,868
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,865

There is no way to write a blurb for this final book without spoiling all of the others. Suffice it to say, mysteries resolve, dragons war, pigeons abound, and Julius must risk himself in ways he never dreamed possible as Bob's grand plan finally comes to fruition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing ending to an even more amazing series!

  • By Dustin on 03-01-18

Fabulous series!!

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

Read all 5 books back to back and they are the bomb! Great world-building and characters you can REALLY care about.

  • Chosen

  • The Warrior Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: K. F. Breene
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,038
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 971
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 969

It is said that when war threatens the world, one individual will be selected by prophecy to lead the Shadow Warriors out of the Land of Mist and reclaim the freedom that has been stolen. Shanti has grown up under the constant threat of war. Since she helped her people defeat a raiding party by using a special power, she's been a hunted woman. Carrying rare abilities and an uncanny fighting aptitude, Shanti is the only hope of salvation for her people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Chosen

  • By Book Junkie on 04-16-16

less than stellar narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

Narrator has a very annoying voice change for chapter headings, otherwise just ok narration.

  • Shakespeare's Trollop

  • The Lily Bard Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330

Lily discovers lifelong Shakespeare resident Deedra Dean murdered inside a car parked in a woodsy area out town. Determined not to get involved, Lily wants to leave the police work to Sheriff Marta Schuster and her team of deputies, and concentrate on cleaning, high kicks, and her boyfriend Jack's impending visit. But when Deedra's notoriously promiscuous lifestyle provides an extensive list of suspects but very few clues, Lily has no choice but to resume the role of amateur detective and join the investigation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Read

  • By Anthony on 11-30-09

Fav Author

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

Reviewed: 12-19-17

Luv, luv Charlaine Harris's books!!! I have reread most except the Sookie Stackhouse series!!

  • Thunderbird Falls

  • The Walker Papers, Book 2
  • By: C. E. Murphy
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 678
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675

For all the bodies she's encountering, you'd think beat cop Joanne Walker works in Homicide. But no, Joanne's a reluctant shaman who last saved mankind three months ago; surely she deserves more of a break! Yet, incredibly, "Armageddon, Take Two" is mere days away.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hhmm... I'm disappointed.

  • By Isaac on 08-17-12

great story as usual!!

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

Reviewed: 08-28-17

I love C E Murphy's books, But I much prefer the narrator from the first book.

  • Boundary Crossed

  • An Old World Novel, Book 1
  • By: Melissa F. Olson
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,858
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,665
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,668

After her twin sister's brutal death, former US Army Sergeant Allison "Lex" Luther vowed to protect her niece, Charlie, from every possible danger. Then when two vampires attempted to kidnap the child, it quickly turned into a fight to the death - Lex's death, that is.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Deceptively Well Written with Great Narration

  • By JTF on 05-14-15

good book,. story, characters, etc.

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

Yay for a new fave right alongside Faith Hunter and C. E. Murphy! Do I need to say anything else?

  • Hidden Blade

  • Soul Eater Series, Book 1
  • By: Pippa DaCosta
  • Narrated by: Paul Woodson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 83

Kicked out of the underworld and cursed to walk this earth for all eternity, Ace Dante finds solace in helping others avoid the wrath of the gods. But when warrior-bitch, Queen of Cats, and Ace's ex-wife, Bastet, hires him to stop whoever is slaughtering her blessed women, Ace is caught between two of the most powerful deities to have ever existed: Isis and Osiris. The once-revered gods aren't dead. They're back, and Ace is in their way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Egyptian Gods Drama in a Modern World

  • By Kindle Customer on 12-02-16

way too short!

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

Reviewed: 08-08-17

I no sooner got really into the story when it ended. RATS!! And more rats!!!

  • Justice Calling

  • The Twenty-Sided Sorceress, Book 1
  • By: Annie Bellet
  • Narrated by: Folly Blaine
  • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 637
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 572
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 571

Gamer. Nerd. Sorceress. Jade Crow lives a quiet life running her comic book and game store in Wylde, Idaho. After twenty-five years fleeing from a powerful sorcerer who wants to eat her heart and take her powers, quiet suits her just fine. Surrounded by friends who are even less human than she is, Jade figures she's finally safe, as long as she doesn't use her magic. When dark powers threaten her friends' lives, a sexy shape-shifter enforcer shows up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short and enjoyable

  • By Kindle Customer on 04-20-15

way short

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

Reviewed: 08-07-17

I like a book with more meat. But the story and characters were enticing.

  • Magic for a Price

  • Allie Beckstrom, Book 9
  • By: Devon Monk
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

With Portland about to descend into chaos, Allie Beckstrom needs to find a way to purify the wells of tainted magic beneath the city. But the only options left to her are grim: attempt to close down magic forever or follow her father's plan to set magic into the right hands - even though she's learned to never trust his word. Now Allie will have to make a choice and face the darkness of her own deepest fears before time runs out for them all....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always great!

  • By David on 08-11-15

Series review

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

Reviewed: 12-14-16

Read the entire series through book #9 in a week and a half. Wonderful, believable world building, and marvelous characters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Black Blade Blues

  • By: J.A. Pitts
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 344
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 320

Sarah Beauhall has more on her plate than most 20-somethings: day job as a blacksmith, night job as a props manager for low-budget movies, and her free time is spent fighting in a medieval re-enactment group. The lead actor breaks Sarah's favorite one-of-a-kind sword, and to avoid reshooting scenes, Sarah agrees to repair the blade. One of the extras, who claims to be a dwarf, offers to help. And that's when things start to get weird.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Expectations

  • By Dave on 03-13-15

finally, a new profession

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

Reviewed: 09-18-15

Would you listen to Black Blade Blues again? Why?

Definitely rereadable!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Black Blade Blues?

When Fredericks took over the movie company

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

She brings a voice not my own which changes my perspective

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

My main reaction was: "What Next?" it kept me guessing.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Something from the Nightside

  • Nightside, Book 1
  • By: Simon R. Green
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,933
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,355
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,372

"Taylor is the name. John Taylor...My card says I'm a detective, but what I really am is an expert on finding things. It's part of the Gift I was born with as a child of the Nightside - the hidden heart of London where it's always three a.m., where inhuman creatures and otherworldly gods walk side-by-side in the endless darkness of the soul. Assignment: Joanna Barrett hires me to track down her teenage daughter, who decided to forgo the circus and run away to the Nightside."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Nightside

  • By Kemi on 04-18-09

great book

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

Reviewed: 11-05-12

Where does Something from the Nightside rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

this book rates very high in my entire book reading and listening history

What other book might you compare Something from the Nightside to and why?

My all-time favorite books are "Count of Monte Christo", "Dune", and anything by Tolkien. This book is just a bit less overall.

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

He gives a voice that is not mine to the characters.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I resented having to stop listening to sleep or eat.