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san bernardino, CA, United States
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  • Slouch Witch

  • The Lazy Girl's Guide to Magic, Book 1
  • By: Helen Harper
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 884
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 811
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 815

Let's get one thing straight - Ivy Wilde is not a heroine. In fact she's probably the last witch in the world you'd call if you needed a magical helping hand, regardless of her actual abilities. If it were down to Ivy, she'd spend all day every day on her sofa, where she could watch TV, munch junk food, and talk to her feline familiar to her heart's content. However, when a bureaucratic disaster ends up with Ivy as the victim of a case of mistaken identity, she's yanked very unwillingly into Arcane Branch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book!!!

  • By christa on 08-06-17

Awesome book!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-17

I just finished this book and I really enjoyed it. The main character is funny, smart and a blast to listen to. The mystery is good and not easy to figure out and the story is light and entertaining. While I had reservations about the narrator initially because her voice sounded a little older than I expected she really made the character and after listening for a short time it was no longer an issue. She delivered the lines expertly and really seemed to get the snark and mood of the story and how it should be read.I have been looking for a book that will hold my attention and it has been hard to find a new series. This book was well written and I cannot wait until the next book comes out. If you like funny out going lead women with a touch of laziness and you have had enough of long drawn out sex scenes this is a great book for you.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Blade Bound

  • Chicagoland Vampires Series, Book 13
  • By: Chloe Neill
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 683
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 678

Since the night of her brutal attack and unwilling transformation into a vampire, Merit has stood as Sentinel and protector of Chicago's Cadogan House. She's saved the Windy City from the forces of darkness time and again with her liege and lover, Ethan Sullivan, by her side. When the House is infiltrated and Merit is attacked by a vampire who seems to be under the sway of dark magic, Merit and Ethan realize the danger is closer than they could have imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A rating...

  • By Smitten with Reading on 05-25-17

Is it me or is it the book?

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

Reviewed: 08-05-17

I will start out by saying that I usually love this series, however this book I just couldn't make it through. The narrator is someone I think does a good job typically, but for this book I found her to be monotone. I cannot tell if the book was slow or the narrator was the issue or both. I found myself getting bored listening. Usually I have the book done in a couple of days but I have had this book for a week or so. Whatever the cause this book was not for me I didn't finish listening I either fell asleep or found something better to do. The action didn't seem like action to me, I kind of felt as if i was listening to someone talk. There wasn't really energy in the narration and the story line just wasn't gripping. I am not saying that you shouldn't listen to this book just that it wasn't for me.

  • Darkhouse

  • Experiment in Terror Series, Book 1
  • By: Karina Halle
  • Narrated by: Jo Raylan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Dex and Perry might have the chemistry of Mulder and Scully and the scares of the Winchester Brothers, but I promise you this duo is unlike anything you've seen before. When 23-year-old Perry Palomino explores a supposedly haunted lighthouse, she runs into Youtuber Dex Foray, a sexy, snarky and opportunistic ghost hunter who doesn't quite believe in ghosts. What Dex does believe in is making money and in Perry he sees a viable opportunity: create a ghost-hunting show on YouTube.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Waiting for the Next Book

  • By H Price on 04-22-17

very slow pace!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-21-17

I read the reviews for this book and they were all very good so i bought the book expecting the story to be great, however the story has a slow pace and other than the beginning there is not much going on. The main character is on my nerves, she is very unsure and immature and I find it hard to care about what happens next as I am on chapter 7 and nothing has really happened since the beginning. The narrators voice is very mellow and I find it hard to pay attention. I wont make it past chapter 7 I am returning the book other apparently thought it was a fantastic book but it just wasn't for me.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Torrent Witches Cozy Mysteries, Box Set 1

  • Books 1-3
  • By: Tess Lake
  • Narrated by: Natalie Duke
  • Length: 19 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244

The International Butter Festival has come to town! When Harlow Torrent, part-time journalist and full-time Slip Witch stumbles upon a dead body, frozen and drained of blood, she's pulled into a murder mystery. Someone has murdered one of the Festival competitors. Was it Zero Bend, punk sculptor with a history of violence? Perhaps Fusion Swan, a sleazy agent playing the publicity game when his clients meet their end.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great read!

  • By Kate Cromer on 06-11-17

Was that supposed to be an ending?

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

Reviewed: 04-13-17

The books were level, by this I mean not a lot of ups or downs. the story wasn't very gripping there was no suspense and the so called ending was horrible it was as if the sentence that was being said was cut off suddenly mid sentence and then you hear the audouble recording. The narrator wasn't bad but wasn't amazing either. I see why it was all clumped together.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 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 5,074
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,712
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,700

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

Such a let down.

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

This book was not what i expected or was waiting for. I did not care for the male narrator at all. One of the best things about the books is the narration of lorelei king. She helps bring the books to life. The way the book was written jumping back and forth was not for me either. I felt like we had a taste of mercy and way to much of adam. I have loved all the other books but this one I really could have done with out, it was missing something that the books usually have. I couldn't get lost in it as i usually do.

2 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Eleventh Grave in Moonlight

  • A Novel
  • By: Darynda Jones
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,645
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,452

A typical day in the life of Charley Davidson involves cheating husbands, errant wives, missing people, philandering business owners, and, oh yeah...demons, hell hounds, evil gods, and dead people. Lots and lots of dead people. As a part-time private investigator and full-time grim reaper, Charley has to balance the good, the bad, the undead, and those who want her dead. Now Charley is learning to make peace with the fact that she is a goddess with all kinds of power and that her own daughter has been born to save the world from total destruction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I absolutely freaking loved this book!

  • By RetiredHsMom on 01-26-17

Good, good and good.

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

Reviewed: 01-30-17

Love the series, love the author and love the narrator. The book was good as usual, but I hated how it ended, not really the endings that we are used to is all I'll say with out any spoilers.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lost in Limbo

  • Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc., Books 1-3
  • By: Angela Roquet
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 21 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

Bundled set of books one through three in Angela Roquet's Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc. series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Series

  • By Patti on 07-20-16

Not very exciting....

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

Reviewed: 01-30-17

I haven't listened to this author before and I thought it would be worth the credit because it was so long. I didn't care for the god and Jesus references but I let it slide as I read it in a review, I found that I just couldn't pay attention to the book. I had to keep rewinding because my attention would be drawn away by other things. This next part my be a small spoiler so beware. I don't think that you should name animals the same as characters you will be constantly referring to as it becomes much to confusing and takes away from the story. Holly is an awesome narrator and always does a good job so no complaints there. I got about half way through and realized that i was bored and didn't really care what would happen next. It kept a bland pace and didn't really move from there and a lot of things didn't really make sense to me as if the story wasn't really thought through. I returned it to search for something more gripping.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Baine Chronicles Series, Books 1-3

  • Burned by Magic, Bound by Magic, Hunted by Magic
  • By: Jasmine Walt
  • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
  • Length: 20 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 543

The first three books in this action-packed, wildly original fantasy series by New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Walt. This kick-ass urban fantasy series has been compared to books by Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs, Karen Marie Moning, and more. You're sure to enjoy it if you like spunky heroines, kick-ass fight scenes, wild new worlds, and sizzling, slow-building romance.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent YA light read, but no Patricia Briggs

  • By Life's A Beach on 12-25-16

20 hours....worth the credit!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-05-17

Although the reviews for this book were mixed I decided to try it out. I love it when they lump books together that are short and you get it for one credit as sometimes there are stories I would like to listen to put less than 7 or 8 hours is not worth the credit for me. Now, the book. I would have to agree with one of the reviews I read about the teenage attitude Baine has. She whines and complains and has child like behavior in the wrong settings. She has no respect for others and is rude to people who are trying to help her when it would be best to be respectful. This did become very annoying by the end of the 20 hours. The book was ok and the story was different and entertaining. There is not a suspense building aspect to the book, there are no big exciting scenes, but it does hold your attention ok. The narrator did a great job and made the story believable. You could tell the different characters easily. I would say if you are in between your favorite series and need something to pass the time this will do a good job.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Kick the Candle

  • Knight Games, Book 2
  • By: Genevieve Jack
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171

Commitment-phobic Grateful Knight has her hands full. While she struggles to understand her new role as Monk's Hill witch, evil isn't waiting for her to come up to speed. Not only is there an increase in supernatural activity in her ward, she’s being evicted from her home, breaking in a snarky new familiar, and trying to sort out her feelings for her metaphysically connected and immortal boyfriend. When Grateful foils a murder at a fae bordello, she uncovers a plot by a local vampire coven to obtain a secret weapon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Story

  • By Sassenach on 01-15-16

Bland!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-26-16

I liked the first book but for some reason I was not connecting that book with this book the way I should have. I felt as if it almost was a different story. I made it until almost the middle of chapter 3 before I realized I was not even paying attention to the story and was doing other things because I was bored. I returned the book. I am sure the author put a lot of hard work into this book but it just wasn't for me. The narrator was fine but a bit soft spoken. I returned the book.

  • The Sinner

  • Graveyard Queen Series, Book 5
  • By: Amanda Stevens
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225

I've come to Seven Gates Cemetery nursing a broken heart, but peace is hard to come by, for the ghosts here and for me. When the body of a young woman is discovered in a caged grave, I know that I've been summoned for a reason. Only I can unmask her killer. I want to trust the detective assigned to the case, for he is a ghost seer like me. But how can I put my faith in anyone when supernatural forces are manipulating my every thought?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scary and great!

  • By happyjo on 04-09-18

a good listen.

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

Reviewed: 12-17-16

I like the series, although amelia can be stupid sometimes. it has a creep factor and thats great on a rainy day. Over all i say go for it. But you cant be tired and listen to this because the narrator is so soft spoken she lulls you to sleep if your not careful.