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  • A Croissant to Die For...

  • A Jenna Dubois Mystery
  • By: Rachel White
  • Narrated by: Nancy Bober
  • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2

Most who have sampled La Petite Brioche's flaky, aromatic croissants that melt in your mouth like buttery ice cream and - sorry, just let me wipe these crumbs from my - where was I? - right: anyone who has eaten at La Petite Brioche Patisserie and Café will tell you that their croissants are to die for; but when one young woman takes it quite literally, bakery owner Jenna Dubois must uncover who exactly has dared to commit crime by croissant, and save her bakery's reputation in the process.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Narrator

  • By Ruth on 10-03-17

Wonderful Narrator

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

Reviewed: 10-03-17

It was a good story but the narration made it great. Hope to hear more from Nancy Bober.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dragon of Ash & Stars

  • The Autobiography of a Night Dragon
  • By: H. Leighton Dickson
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259

Stormfall is a dragon born with a coat the color of a starry night. When a violent storm strikes his island aerie, he is carried on hurricane winds into the complicated and sometimes cruel world of men. There, his journey takes him from fisher dragon to farmer, pit-fighting dragon to warrior, each step leading him closer to a remarkable destiny. But war is coming to the land of Remus, and with it a crossroads for the Night Dragon and the young soul-boy he allows on his back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!! Original story line! Made my top 5

  • By Alex Sanders on 02-04-17

Lovely story

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

Reviewed: 02-05-17

A well imagined world populated by interesting characters, reflective of the world we live in, but very different. I enjoyed it tremendously and would have liked to have had the final years in the wild fleshed out more.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Turbo Twenty-Three

  • A Stephanie Plum Novel, Book 23
  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,786
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,332

Larry Virgil skipped out on his latest court date after he was arrested for hijacking an eighteen-wheeler full of premium bourbon. Fortunately for bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, Larry is just stupid enough to attempt almost the exact same crime again. Only this time he flees the scene, leaving behind a freezer truck loaded with Bogart ice cream and a dead body—frozen solid and covered in chocolate and chopped pecans.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Story line beyond repair

  • By GH on 11-29-16

Not her best

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

Reviewed: 12-06-16

I normally love this series but after 23 books it's time for Lula to start to develop some character instead of remaining a caricature. Her lack of depth is annoying and a distraction from the story line, such as it was. Sadly, that hasn't changed much either. It might be time for all the characters to do some maturing.

  • Dragon Fall

  • By: Katie MacAlister
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 347
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 319

For Aoife Dakar, seeing is believing - and she's seen some extraordinary things. It's too bad no one else believes that she witnessed a supernatural murder at an outdoor fair. Returning to the scene for proof, Aoife encounters a wise-cracking demon dog - and a gloriously naked man who can shift into a dragon and kiss like a god. Now thrust into a fantastical world that's both exhilarating and terrifying, Aoife is about to learn just how hot a dragon's fire burns.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book from Katie!

  • By Diana on 08-03-15

I enjoy this series but fast forward thru the sex scenes.

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

Reviewed: 04-09-16

These books are great light reading but the sex scenes get tedious, they are kind of pedantic and boring, so I just fast forward thru them. As long as you're looking for marshmallow fluff and not an entire s'more, you will enjoy the whole series.

  • Working for Bigfoot

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,289
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,950
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,934

Chicago wizard-for-hire Harry Dresden is used to mysterious clients with long hair and legs up to here. But when it turns out the long hair covers every square inch of his latest client's body, and the legs contribute to a nine-foot height, even the redoubtable detective realizes he's treading new ground. Strength of a River in His Shoulders is one of the legendary forest people, a bigfoot, and he has a problem that only Harry can solve. His son, Irwin, is a scion, the child of a supernatural creature and a human.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So That's Who River Shoulders Is!

  • By Phillip on 08-05-15

Start from the beginning

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

Reviewed: 03-16-16

Love this series. Jim Butcher spins an enthralling tale. This group of short stories fits in to the Dresden Files series, but can stand alone. However, if you haven't read any of the Dresden Files books, I highly recommend getting book one, and starting. Plan on a lot of late nights up reading. I thought that Butchers books weren't going to be a lot of fun to read, normally I stick to romance and light sci-fi, and resisted for years. But I'm one of those people that can't be without a book to read, so in the midst of a dry spell of new titles, I said to myself - all of people reviewing them can't be wrong - and picked up the first book. I went through the whole series in a month and now I just wait for the next one. Sometimes they're too violent for my taste, and sometimes there's not enough romance, but somehow they hooked me. Fair warning.

  • Bye, Bye, Love

  • The Cat DeLuca Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: K. J. Larsen
  • Narrated by: Carol Monda
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Cat is out running in a neighborhood park when she crashes over the faceless body of Bernie Love. Bernie was the finance guy for the scary Provenza family and a friend to Cat's shady uncle Joey, a Ferrari-wheeling cop. As she hauls out her phone, Cat is assaulted by someone with a Rolex, a stun gun, and a wheelbarrow. When the cops show up, the killer is gone - and so is the body.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • New Narrator too harsh

  • By Ruth on 01-04-16

New Narrator too harsh

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

Reviewed: 01-04-16

I have enjoyed this series. The previous narrator was perfect for these books, but the new narrator is way too harsh and sounds much too old to be the heroine. It's a shame since it takes away from the book.

  • Cast in Honor

  • The Chronicles of Elantra, Book 11
  • By: Michelle Sagara
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583

In the aftermath of a vicious battle between darkness and light, the city of Elantra has emerged victorious. But Shadows continue to haunt every corner of its streets.... Elantra stands strong, but countless numbers of Hawks, the city's staunchest protectors, were lost in the brutal attack. Humans, Barrani, Aerians, Leontines - none of the races emerged unscathed from the defense of the city. Homes were lost, families were scattered - and the outcast Barrani Lord Nightshade is missing from his castle in the fiefs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • most wonderful..as usual!

  • By Cheri on 12-07-15

Love this series

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

Reviewed: 11-30-15

Somehow the author makes you think that her theories of time, space, and magic make perfect sense, and you even start to think you understand them while you are reading them. She creates a new reality in this series that is fascinating and engaging. Every time I finish one book, I start waiting for the next.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Masterminds

  • Anniversary Day Saga, Book 8 (Retrieval Artist Universe)
  • By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

The fate of the Alliance hangs in the balance as the masterminds behind the Anniversary Day bombings trigger the final stages of a plan decades in the making. A plan that will bring about the total destruction of every dome on the Moon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cool!

  • By M. Smalley on 06-21-15

So sad the series is over!

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

Reviewed: 06-13-15

I love this series and am so sad that this is the last book. I have enjoyed it since the beginning and love the way each small piece has woven together throughout it. The focus is all on the story and each book contains parts of it. If you love a well crafted tale, start from book one of the retrevial artist series and work your way through. Great narration as well. I just hope that there are more tales in this series waiting to be told and that they make it into print someday.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Windflower

  • By: Laura London
  • Narrated by: Christa Lewis
  • Length: 18 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 90

The classic tale of passion on the high seas, available for the first time in 20 years... Merry Wilding is a lady of breeding, of innocence, and of breathtaking beauty. With high hopes for a holiday in England, she sets sail from New York - but the tide of her life is destined to turn. Mistakenly swept aboard an infamous pirate ship, Merry finds herself at the mercy of a wicked crew...and one sinfully handsome pirate. Soon she's spending her days yearning for escape, and her nights learning the pleasures of captivity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eloquently Written Pirate Romance

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 06-05-14

The Best.

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

Reviewed: 05-05-14

It's as good as when it first came out - and I read it twice then and still have the paperback. The men are delicious, the story compelling, and the narrator superb. It remains one of my favorite romances - up there with Georgette Heyer's books and one I am sure I will listen to again.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Forget Me Not

  • By: Fern Michaels
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

With a popular comic strip, card line, and children's cartoon to her name, Lucy Brighton should be in a happy place. Then Lucy receives a call that her parents have been killed in a car crash. While settling their affairs in Florida, Lucy begins to realize how little she really knew about their lives. She has no way to explain the mysterious safe in their bedroom, with its cache of fake passports, cash, and weapons.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Mediocre with silly plot twists

  • By Ruth on 04-04-14

Mediocre with silly plot twists

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

Reviewed: 04-04-14

I expect better from a veteran author like this, both in terms of writing and plot. The heroine and her friend think they are in danger and need to leave their house at once, so instead of leaving, they decide to drink themselves into a stupor because they don't want waste a couple of bottles of wine! Who does that?? Ridiculous.