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  • Midnight Marked

  • Chicagoland Vampires, Book 12
  • By: Chloe Neill
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 944
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 875
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872

Merit is one of Chicago's most skilled vampire warriors; these days, she doesn't scare easily. But she and Master vampire Ethan have made a new and powerful enemy, and he won't give up until he owns the Windy City. With his last plan thwarted, he's more determined than ever to watch Cadogan burn. Ethan has put the House's vampires on high alert, but their enemy will stop at nothing, including pitting supernatural against supernatural.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love the stuffing out of this series!

  • By Paranormaly Yours on 03-09-16

Addictive

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

The series has been absolutely awesome!! Chloe is a genius at building each character and the story

  • Vampire's Shade 1

  • Vampire's Shade Collection
  • By: Vivienne Neas
  • Narrated by: Evelyn Marcail
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

The shade a vampire has left in my family is still hunting me, making my life a restless chase. It's not only my job, I have a personal vendetta to carry out against vampires. They are the reason my sister is in a wheelchair and our mother is gone. And I'm not a forgiving girl. Vampires start integrating among humans, but even with laws adapting to the new society, many problems arise. I solve them. I kill problems.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait to read the next one!!

  • By Kristy Young on 12-16-17

The dark side is darker than you think

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

Reviewed: 12-25-17

This book was good, the characters developed well for a book 1 in a series. The unique take on vampires that I hadn’t heard before was refreshing.

The reader Evelyn was good. She had good pace yet i think some of her character voices were very similar at times making it hard to differentiate. Unless she was just telling the story from one point of view - this being the case it worked well.

I am interested to see what book 2 holds for our Adele!

  • Flame in the Dark

  • Soulwood, Book 3
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,821
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,707
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,696

Nell Ingram has always known she was different. Since she was a child, she's been able to feel and channel ancient powers from deep within the earth. When she met Jane Yellowrock, her entire life changed, and she was recruited into PsyLED - the Homeland Security division that polices paranormals. But now her newly formed unit is about to take on its toughest case yet. A powerful senator barely survives an assassination attempt that leaves many others dead - and the house he was visiting burns to the ground.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved Soulwood Book 3

  • By Anonymous User on 12-07-17

You’ns making me wanna grows leaves

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

Reviewed: 12-12-17

Faith Hunter does it again! The imagination and the artistry of story telling. The seamless transition from scene to scene. The slow and careful build up to the climax and the wonderful unfolding of the plot!

Nell is an amazing woman and so full of depth and layers.

I can’t wait to see it unfold in book 4!!

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  • Steamborn: The Complete Trilogy Box Set

  • By: Eric Asher
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 27 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 979
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 921
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 919

A supernatural swarm. A treacherous scheme. A tinker's apprentice may be the village's only hope. This collection includes Steamborn, Steamforged, and Steamsworn. Grab it and crank up a whimsical thrill-ride today!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Original, enjoyable stories

  • By Margaret on 11-08-17

It’s all started with a dance

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

Reviewed: 10-24-17

What a fantastic trilogy! Book one sets it all up, who the players were. We got to see Jacob and Alice as kids. Meet the adults in their lives, Samuel and Charles. And it slowly built up to book 2 where the plot unfolded and action happens at times so quickly it leaves the reader tired and taking deep breaths to continue on. It adds some nee players Archibald Gladys, and George, Book 3 well here as any good trilogy it all come together all the players come to gull
Potential all the plots are resolved Eric Asher foes a wonderful job delivering a fantastic story line!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • This Broken World

  • Vesik Book 4
  • By: Eric Asher
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341

An ocean of darkness lives in the journal of Philip Pinkerton. Ancient things with no place in our world are rising from the abyss. Ezekiel, the arrogant, mad god has called us into battle. Does he think we can't touch him, or does he know we can't? I wish I knew. The world's only hope lies in a forgotten weapon, the strength of our allies, and one necromancer of questionable ancestry. Yeah, this is going to end well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vesik books

  • By Magic on 10-27-17

VESIK ADDICT - yes that is me!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-23-17

Would you consider the audio edition of This Broken World to be better than the print version?

YES!!! I love the reader!! William Dufris bring Damiam to life!

What other book might you compare This Broken World to and why?

in a way it reminds me of the Ilona Andrews series magic Bites. also may intricacies lots of great characters and awesome fight scenes

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

he brings each characters personality out more.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Bet you won't see that coming!!!

Any additional comments?

This book does a fantastic job in putting together a few of the strings that were left as teasers in books 1-3. Which I absolutely LOVED!!! it was like opening a bunch of gifts at Christmas when your theories were confirmed or there was a total plot twist you weren't expecting. The author, Eric Asher, does an incredible job of bringing it together seamlessly, and again one of my favorite things is that he does not repeat himself in hte sense of retelling you who all the players are. which by book 4 as a reader we are all engaged and know full well who the main and secondary characters are and how they have all become part of what I like to call "The Death's Door Gang"Now about the character development, I feel that Eric does a phenomenal job at growing the character form book to book making them more intricate and interesting. He slowly an seamlessly integrates parts of their past into the story line.Book 4 also leaves you hanging in anticipation of book 5. Makes you NEED to read to know what happens next.VESIK ADDICT - yes that is me!!!

  • The Vesik Series: Books 1-3

  • Vesik Series Box Set
  • By: Eric Asher
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 28 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,094
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,092

This omnibus collection includes Days Gone Bad, Wolves and the River of Stone, and Winter's Demon. That's three complete novels of Damian's dark, gritty, and occasionally hilarious urban-fantasy adventures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Never a dull moment.

  • By Troublemer on 01-21-17

The Snark is Strong with this one

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

Reviewed: 11-23-16

Would you listen to The Vesik Series: Books 1-3 again? Why?

Yes, I would as it was such an intricately woven story I feel I would discover more and more

What did you like best about this story?

One of my favorite things was that the characters and their back stories develop as you read. It is like meeting people in real life, you do not get to know ALL about them in one sitting, you develop a relationship and slowly get to know them better, this is exactly what I felt as I read the books. I felt Damian & I were becoming closer. And that I would totally be shopping at Death Door (a lot). I felt that the Faeries were letting into their world, as if they had begun to trust me. I still feel the Vamps aren’t quite ready to open their doors fully but have let me into the foyer and let me sit for a cup of coffee with Sam, and well Carter and Hugh, I felt they welcomed me just fine, like meeting old friends somehow.

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

As a reader he was fantactic. He voiced Vesik as I had imagined him to do so. I loved all the voices he had for each character and the perfect inflections for the tone of the story

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A necromancers job is never done...

Any additional comments?

I love to read box sets (well in this case listen to). One of my main concerns is always, will the story flow from book to book? And in the case of Vesak it flows seamlessly!! I mainly liked the fact that Eric Asher (the wonderful author) doesn’t retell you who everyone is in each book, he figures you read the first book so you can now follow along.

It was, to me, like it was one book with three parts which is exactly how a box set or book series should feel. In each book Eric laid the ground work for the next book so there was continuity there and also a sense on reading something and thinking, “Hmmm something is brewing here, wonder where this will take me”, and so far I have been very pleased with the journey!

My favorite aspect BY FAR is the snarkiness. I am by nature a snarky person, so when I was listening I was laughing and just loving the rapport and snarkiness between ALL the characters. I would be sitting amount a group of people and listening on head phones only to find I was literally Laughing Out Loud while other just looked at me like I had lost my mind. I love it when a book or books pulls you so deeply in that you truly forget the world around you. My favorite line is from book 1, Vesik to Sam: “You did die, you know”. After I read that line I knew I would just love the rest of the series.

Asher created a world that you just dive into head first. There are enough descriptors so that you know what the place looks like yet he still leaves room for your imagination. All the characters have depth. Each one adds to the story line perfectly and each one is vital to the series as a whole. As you read each new character that is introduced is done so within the realm created by Eric, and fits the flow of the story, and also adds to the richness of the world being created.

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