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  • Better Off Dead

  • Lily Harper, Book 1
  • By: H. P. Mallory
  • Narrated by: Betsy Hogg
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 199

If there’s such a thing as luck, Lily Harper definitely doesn’t have it. Killed in a car accident before it’s her time to go, Lily learns that the hereafter isn’t exactly what she hoped it might be. First, there’s AfterLife Enterprises, the company responsible for sorting out the recently dead and sending them on their way to the Kingdom, (aka happily ever after,) or to the Underground City, (not so happily ever after.)

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Better Off Dead

  • By Beatrice on 07-13-14

Wrong voice

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

Reviewed: 11-19-16

I think the story would have been better if there was a more mature voice. The voice of the narrator sounded like a little girl not an 22 year old.

  • Thirty-Four and a Half Predicaments

  • Rose Gardner Mystery #7
  • By: Denise Grover Swank
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177

Rose Gardner hates seeing her normally flamboyant best friend Neely Kate struggle with depression. So when Rose stumbles onto a piece of evidence indicating her birth mother might have been involved in a crime, she does the one thing guaranteed to cheer Neely Kate. She convinces her friend to help her solve a mystery. Though their penchant for investigating has gotten them into plenty of pickles in the past, what can go wrong?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • unfinished incomplete and sisappointing

  • By Samantha I. on 11-07-18

Awesome Series

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

Reviewed: 01-05-16

Just finished listening to this book in the series. I have to say that I am upset at the main character, Rose, because of her naivety. I am mad at her ex-boyfriend, Joe, for what he has done. Denise Grover Swank has a true gift for her character development by bring them to life. She develops their strengths and weakness, expresses their emotions, and their motives for what they do. I just wish book, Thirty-Five and a Half Conspiracies: Rose Gardner Mystery #8, was on Audible so that I may listen to it. At the time of this review it is not. I guess I will just read it on Kindle because I not only want to know what happens next, I need to know.

  • Kiss the Night Goodbye

  • Nikki and Michael, Book 4
  • By: Keri Arthur
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Nikki James is just an ordinary, risk-taking, psychically inclined private eye until she hooks up with Michael Kelly. Now she is something more: one of the few, the chosen, the magic-wielding undercover operatives of the Damask Circle, an organization protecting humanity from a rising tide of evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Donna on 06-29-15

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 06-29-15

I really enjoyed the series. I've the interaction between Michael and Nikki. I hope their are more books coming.

  • Darkfever

  • Fever, Book 1
  • By: Karen Marie Moning
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,109
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,941
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,945

MacKayla Lane's life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she's your perfectly ordinary 21st-century woman. Or so she thinks...until something extraordinary happens.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Stick with it!

  • By Dana on 01-27-11

Enjoyed the series

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

Reviewed: 02-02-15

I am writing this review after listening to the whole series. The series does start out slow. Each book in the series builds on the previous book to a big crescendo in Shadowfever. Awesome series. I did enjoy all the books in the series. I am so glad I listened to the first book which enticed me to listen to the next book and so on. Each book keep me guessing on who was trustworthy and who wasn't. Of course, you know who the "fool" is during the whole series or do you????

  • Sleight of Hand

  • Bite Back, Book 1
  • By: Mark Henwick
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Henrie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 403
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 370
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368

For Amber Farrell, post-military life as a PI has its ups and downs: She's been hit by a truck. She's being sued by a client. Denver's newest drug lord just put out a contract on her. The sinister Athanate want her to come in for a friendly chat. And it's only Tuesday. Enter Jennifer Kingslund: rich, gorgeous - a tough businesswoman who's known for getting what she wants in the boardroom and the bedroom.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good entry into Urban Fantasy

  • By J. W. Mullins on 02-08-15

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 01-21-15

I really enjoyed this book. I can hardly wait for the next book in the series...

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Burn for Me

  • A Hidden Legacy, Book 1
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,220

Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career - a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile situation. Nevada isn't sure she has the chops. Her quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone and anything on fire. Then she's kidnapped by Connor "Mad" Rogan - a darkly tempting billionaire with equally devastating powers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED LOVED LOVED THIS BOOK

  • By Owned By Fizz on 07-29-15

Enjoyed it!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-03-14

I really enjoyed the story. There was only one thing wrong. I wished I have read it instead of listening to it. Renee Raudman does an excellent job. But, it sounded too much like Kate and Curan to be anyone else. And since the storyline has to do with magic which is a huge part of Kate's life, I kept getting confused between the set of books. The voice Renee uses for Nevada, the main character, is the same voice she uses for Kate. And so as with Kate and Nevada, it is true for Mad and Curan. I would like to have distinction between the sets of characters since they are to different series. Just my two cents worth. I do love the new series and am looking forward to the next book in the series.

15 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Undead and Unemployed

  • Queen Betsy, Book 2
  • By: MaryJanice Davidson
  • Narrated by: Nancy Wu
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,648
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 927
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 928

Betsy Taylor needs a job and amazingly lands the perfect one: selling designer shoes at Macy's. But the other vamps, including sexy Sinclair, don't want their queen selling shoes. And the vampire hunters are becoming a real pain, murdering innocent vampires. It seems that everyone wants something from Betsy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By spike99 on 05-06-07

Laughing

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

Reviewed: 06-16-14

I enjoyed the story. I laughed a lot. Betsy is funny. I could do without the cursing. But, overall it is funny.

  • The Becoming

  • Anna Strong, Vampire, Book 1
  • By: Jeanne C. Stein
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 995
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 679
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 680

Anna Strong is trained for anything-until she's attacked one night, only to awaken in a dark world that exists between the living and the dead. Here, Anna struggles with her love for the two men who inhabit the realms of each: Max, a human DEA agent, and Avery, a Night Watcher who joins Anna in pursuit of the vampire who changed her life. Now, as her two worlds collide, fate plunges Anna into the ultimate battle between good and evil - where survival is not just for the living.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another new take on vampires and the paranormal.

  • By Karen K on 02-26-11

Was pleasantly surprised....

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

Reviewed: 05-16-13

I purchased this as it was on sale. Was not sure I would like it. I was very pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed it so much that I stayed up all night to find out more. I was intriguing. Had me interested. Completely held my attention and kept me wanting more. I have now purchased the next book in the series. Really enjoyed the book and audio. Thank you.

  • Twice Dead

  • A Novel of Haven
  • By: Kalayna Price
  • Narrated by: Piper Goodeve
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 272
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 242

Newly undead shifter-turned-vampire Kita Nekai is coming to grips with the reality that her cat has not awakened since her change. What she needs is a little time to adjust to her new liquid diet and the increasingly complex attraction to her sire, Nathanial. What she gets is a headless harlequin.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very heavy

  • By Cheri on 01-27-12

Frustrating

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

Reviewed: 05-03-13

The main character, Kita, is so frustrating I wonder why I bother listening to the book. If I was her vampire master, I would put either myself or her out of my misery. She is always making bad decisions. She never listens. Everything has to be her way. And she has not faith in others. With all that said, Nathaniel, her vampire master, is not much better. He never sits done and explains anything to her. Therefore, she is always breaking vampiric law. She comes close to getting both her and him killed. Of course, I don't understand why Nathaniel does not stand up for himself and her. I don't know if I will continue listening or not. At least, I am experiencing an emotion. I just keep hoping the story get better as the books more on and the character start to grow. Then, that brings me to the question. Will they grow??? I guess you will have to listen like I do to find out.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Biting Cold

  • Chicagoland Vampires, Book 6
  • By: Chloe Neill
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,527
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,404

Turned into a vampire against her will, 28-year-old Merit found her way into the dark circle of Chicago's vampire underground, where she learned there was more to supernaturals than met the eye - and more supernaturals than the public ever imagined. And not all the secrets she learned were for sharing - among humans or inhumans. Now Merit is on the hunt, charging across the stark American Midwest, tailing a rogue supernatural intent on stealing an ancient artifact that could unleash catastrophic evil on the world. But Merit is also the prey.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • oh, NO!!!

  • By mhecker on 08-08-12

Change the Narrator, Please!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-30-13

I wish they had not changed narrator. It was very hard to distinguish which male was speaking or which female was speaking because there was not much difference between them. I do not feel that the characters had the true audio voice that they hade with Cynthia Holloway. I wish she was back.

The story itself followed the journey of Ethan and Merit. It was good. I did enjoy it and was very happy with the ending. I can hardly wait for their next big adventure and where their journey takes them.

Chloe Neill tells a very good story. I would have never guess what former Mayor Tate was. Please keep this series coming. I enjoy it so much. I didn't think I would when I picked up the very first one in the series. I thought it would be "fluff." But, I am hooked and glad to listened to it. Thank you for bringing this series to the world. It is good entertainment.

The only thing I wish would change is the narrator. Go back to Cynthia Holloway. She gave the characters their own audio voice.