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  • The Guardian: Shadowstone Legend

  • By: Angela Aaron
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

Cailen is thrust into the mystical role of Guardian by an ancient pledge. Sworn to protect the bearer of the enigmatic Shadowstone, he must unravel the magic and power of the sacred fae object before the fae can reclaim the stone and the one who bears it. Rebecca never believed in the fae or faerie legends, let alone considered she was descended from one. On the hunt for her missing mother, she becomes embroiled in a dangerous quest with an invisible foe, and has no choice but to rely on the assistance of the cocky Scottish laird to stay alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Story on Audio!!!

  • By Susan Newman on 06-03-15

Long Rhymes and nothing

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

Reviewed: 04-23-19

A whole lot of nothing happend in this book. The story was slow and I kept thinking it was going to get better but it really didn't. This is how the book plays out, rhyme, nothing, small action, rhyme, nothing, ryhme, nothing and continues on in this fashion. The book was basically a waiting game oh and sex every 10-15 minutes. Hollie Jackson as always was great, she did well with what she had to work with.

  • Blood Ties Book Two

  • Possession
  • By: Jennifer Armintrout
  • Narrated by: Elenna Stauffer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 615
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 235

My father always said fear was a weakness. Well, that's easy to say when you don't have to worry about vampire slayers or holy water. I hate fear, but undead life goes on. In the two months since I was attacked in the hospital morgue and turned into a vampire, I've killed my evil sire, Cyrus, fallen in love with my new sire, Nathan, and have even gotten used to drinking blood.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Again-good

  • By Vermont on 09-30-08

boring!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-19-19

I made it to chapter 5. I'm done watching paint dry would be more entertaining then this book. The first book was ok except for the yoda voices, i'll try to skip to the third book and see if it is better. I cannot imagine that i'll miss much from this one.

  • Killing Me Softly

  • By: Kathryn R. Biel
  • Narrated by: Dawnya Clarine
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

Sadie Perkins has a sixth sense about things - especially people dying. Her clairvoyance has never bothered her until she starts to believe her visions are causing the deaths of those around her. After her latest relationship ends badly, Sadie swears off love for good. While searching for an uncomplicated life, Sadie finds her hands full not only with a home renovation project but with defending herself against suspicion of murder. There's a line between predicting someone's death and causing it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Chick Lit, Mystery & Suspense!

  • By That Girl on 06-23-16

Terrible narration!!

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

Reviewed: 04-17-19

I had to stop listening to this book because the narration was so bad. It sounded like the worst acting you have ever heard. The narrator speaks to loud and that mixed with her voice gave me a headache. I don't know if the story would have improved as it was a bit slow but I couldn't stand the book anymore and had to stop listening.

  • Halfway Bitten

  • By: Terry Maggert
  • Narrated by: Erin Spencer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

The circus came to Halfway, and they brought the weird. When the body of a young woman washes up in the lake, it unleashes a spiral of mystery that will bring Carlie, Gran, and Wulfric into a storm of magical warfare. Spells will fly. Curses will rain. Amidst it all, Carlie will make waffles, protect her town, and find out if a man from the distant past can join her in happy ever after. There will be clowns. There will be vampires. There will be waffles. With love and honor at stake, Carlie has no peer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • ok... but something really irritates me..

  • By christa on 04-15-19

ok... but something really irritates me..

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

Reviewed: 04-15-19

I like the way the narrator tells the story. I like how the main character is a bit snarky if not the arrogeace of her. The story is a little slow pace but still interesting enough to listen to. What bothers me is the constant referance to her height and how small her feet and hands are. The book says she is just shy of 5 foot and at other times that she is 5 foot. I am 5 foot and I never think to my self in this manner.When your short you don't think about being short it's normal to you so it is just you.If anything I think of other people as tall. With that being said the book is decent, its not super exciting but ok for a listen if your in between your favs. I hate it when people write a summery about the book as you can just read the one that accompanies the book. That is why my reviews tell what I do or do not like about the book and if I liked it.

  • Blightmare

  • Marnie Baranuik Files, Book 5
  • By: A.J. Aalto
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Reeling from her losses and trying to regroup, the Great White Shark of psychic investigation turns her focus on self-improvement, though her remaining friends call it self-flagellation. Marnie is determined to move forward at maximum warp, trauma be damned. A prospective client named Beau Boudreaux shows up in her office with a peanut butter addiction and a plea for Marnie to protect him from his ex-girlfriend: Pestilence, the First Horseman of the Apocalypse. His story is hard to swallow, but heading off Armageddon seems like a spiffy distraction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More pleasee!!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-21-19

it's ok...I guess.

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

Reviewed: 04-13-19

This was not the best book of the series, I feel a little let down. I thought the begining was kind of slow and I dont ike the direction the book is taking. "SPOILER"
coming beware......
I am not a fan of shapeshifter stories. So I don't know if I will continue past this book. The story is interesting so if your a shapeshifter fan it may be for you moving forward.

  • The Fate of Mercy Alban

  • By: Wendy Webb
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357

Grace Alban has spent 20 years away from her childhood home, the stately Alban House on the shores of Lake Superior - for reasons she would rather forget. But when her mother’s unexpected death brings Grace and her teenage daughter home, she finds more than just her own personal demons haunting the halls and passageways of Alban House.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Anonymous User on 04-19-18

The reviews are wrong.

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

Reviewed: 04-04-19

I saw all of the reviews for this book and was excited to listen to it. The book is boring and it was hard to pay attention to it. Maybe I am use to books with more action but the readers voice was soft and the author spent way to much time on letters and past occurances. I know you want to give a back story but come on, I found my self spacing off and thinking about other things and I had to keep rewinding just to find out that I really didn't miss anything at all.

  • First Contact

  • Haunts for Sale Series, Book 1
  • By: Kat Green
  • Narrated by: Kate Tyler
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 64

Sloane Osborne is a paranormal real estate agent in the business of selling haunted houses, but, in truth, she’s only searching for one ghost. And her time is running out. It’s the 366th day after her fiancé’s death. Michael used to like putting things off for “a year and a day” - so tonight’s the night. Sloane will do anything to make contact with him before the clock strikes midnight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story, Great Narration!

  • By Jan M on 10-15-18

Simple predictable ghost story.

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

Reviewed: 02-26-19

The book is a little bit of a mess. It could have been better. It goes from first person to third person with out warning so your stuck trying to figure out who is speaking. I liked the basis for the story, the idea is good. The narrator did a decent job although sometimes it was like listeing to a b movie. Also, for a ghost's voice there is an echo effect and it is irritating and distracts from the story. A book is all about imagination and we can imagin the sound of her voice with out the sound effects. Sometimes less is more. The editing is a little off. I am not sure if this is the authors first book but she does show promise.

  • Staying Dead

  • A Retrievers Novel
  • By: Laura Anne Gilman
  • Narrated by: Emma Woodbine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 86

As a Retriever, Wren Valere specializes in finding things gone missing - and then bringing them back, no questions asked. Normally her job is stimulating, challenging and only a little bit dangerous. But every once in a while....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Urban Fantasy!

  • By Anne on 03-11-09

Eh....

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

I am really trying to get into this story but i am having trouble. The author tries to tell the story from every single characters point of view and it gets confusing. I say pick one person and tell that persons point of view and leave it at that. I don't need to know what every one is thinking. It skips from main character to a random unimportant persons point of view with out warning, then it takes you a moment to figure out that it has happened and you feel lost. This happens through out the entire story by the end I don't even know who was figting who or why. I found my mind wondering and ignoring parts that were not the two main characters just to get through the book.The story would be interesting if not for that.I thought the narrator did a great job.

  • Hell on Heels

  • Hot Damned Series, Book 3
  • By: Robyn Peterman
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 971
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 902
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 896

My name is Dixie. I'm a Demon - a lousy Demon. I'm a 21-year-old virgin, and I have a battery-operated boyfriend. My magic is iffy at best and downright dangerous at worst. Leaving Hell to represent my race is not high on my list of things to do. Hell was exact. Hell was simple. All I want to do is get to home base with the hotter-than-Hades Demon of my dreams and work on my dark side so Satan, my dad, will get off my ass.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hell Yeah, it was Good!

  • By Cheri on 03-02-16

Boring!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

This book was terrible. I am at chapter 23 and nothing has happened, it's so bad I can't even finish and honestly I don't care how it ends. I love Amanda Ronconi but even she could not help the bad writing and boring story. I would go ahead and skip this one. I found the first and second book a little funny (just the cussing) because I could relate to some of the thoughts she has but this one, no, just no.

  • Damned If I Do

  • The Harker Trilogy Book 1
  • By: Erin Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kristin James
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

I've spent the last five months trying to find the bastard who killed my sister. Yet, even with the help of a hot amnesiac vampire named Jude, I've had zero luck.... Until now. And it could change everything. Even though I grew up in a family that hunted the supernatural, there were still things I didn't believe in. Now I have to hurry for the slim chance that I could save us all. Because when you fight against immortal vampires, you're the one who's running out of time.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What's a Harper?

  • By D'Aulan on 08-27-17

eh..could be better.

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

Reviewed: 01-26-19

The story is just ok, the main character cries a lot, I mean a lot. She's not a very strong female lead for the story. With this being said it does keep your intrest. The story is told in harpers point of view and judes point of view so it flips back and forth which is annoying to me. Also, the author needs more variaty with the names of the characters I sometimes got confused with who was named what. The narrator has a pleasant voice but she cannot do accents or male voices. For some reason when the main character thinks certain things she makes it echo as if we cannot figure out that it's a thought, it's very distracting and takes away from the story. It's not so bad that you dont want to finish the story but it is a bit of work.