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  • Magic Triumphs

  • Kate Daniels, Book 10
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,571
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,464
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,457

Kate has come a long way from her origins as a loner taking care of paranormal problems in post-Shift Atlanta. She's made friends and enemies. She's found love and started a family with Curran Lennart, the former Beast Lord. But her magic is too strong for the power players of the world to let her be. Kate and her father, Roland, currently have an uneasy truce, but when he starts testing her defenses again, she knows that sooner or later, a confrontation is inevitable. The Witch Oracle has begun seeing visions of blood, fire, and human bones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything we hoped for...

  • By IreneMBBT on 08-28-18

I can’t believe it’s over

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

Reviewed: 08-28-18

Wow what an amazing ride it has been. This book gave a wonderful and satisfying end to Kate’s adventure. The book started with a bang and after that it never stopped until the very last epic battle for Kate and Curran. I really don’t want to believe this is going to be the last book. Well Kate’s adventures might have come to an end for now but for others, their stories have just begun. I cannot wait to read more stories from this world. I just love them. Until then I think I will reread the series from the beginning and wait!!

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Cast in Deception

  • The Chronicles of Elantra
  • By: Michelle Sagara
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366

Private Kaylin Neya thought her home couldn't possibly get more crowded. But when one of her housemates, Annarion, decides to undertake the Barrani Test of Name, his friends refuse to let him face his task alone - and Kaylin's sentient home, Helen, is the only structure capable of shielding the rest of Elantra from the magnitude of their power. Annarion and Mandoran almost caused the destruction of the High Halls once already. Add nine of their closest friends, and the danger is astronomically higher.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe it's because I wait all year for these books

  • By S. Schmidt on 01-28-18

i need the next book NOW

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

This volume ended up being basically half of a story arc like Sorrow and Peril. ( those volumes which i think i need to reread after.this book.) It does have a satisfatory ending but one cannot help but feel the battle has just begun.

In this book we get to know more about Teela's chilhood friends or cohorts when Kaylin takes an unexpected long distance trip. I loved the banter and conversation between the characters who all we know well and came to love by now. I also realised how much the beings around Kaylin have changed (grown?) due to their interaction with her while reading this book. On the other hand i feel a distinct lack of change and presence of Severn in this book. i hope we get to see more of him in the next book.
It is very hard to talk about the plot without spoilers but i think i can say i found myself liking a character I never thought would come back as a major character. I look forward to how he will adjust to being a part of Kaylin's sphear in the next book.

  • How to Date Your Dragon

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi, Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,542
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,536

Concerned that technology is about to chase mythological creatures out into the open (how long can Sasquatch stay hidden from Google maps?), the League for Interspecies Cooperation is sending Jillian to Louisiana on a fact-finding mission. While the League hopes to hold on to secrecy for a little bit longer, they're preparing for the worst in terms of human reactions. They need a plan, so they look to Mystic Bayou, a tiny town hidden in the swamp where humans and supernatural residents have been living in harmony for generations.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Reasonably Good

  • By Kerri J. on 02-05-18

not a bad start to a new series but

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

Reviewed: 01-24-18

Quirky characters, murder and mayhen and Molly Harper usually adds up to a seriously fun book. But somehow itvjust seemed rushed and undeveloped. It is still a much better book than some of the books outthere, however, not the addictive stuff i expected from the author. i hope in the next book we will see the characters and the stories expanded and deeply developed.Amanda-san is as always a great narrator making the characters alive and three dementional. I didn't think Jonathan-san is a good fit for the book.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Magic Breaks

  • Kate Daniels, Book 7
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renée Raudman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,643
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,448
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,451

No matter how much the paranormal politics of Atlanta change, one thing always remains the same: If there' s trouble, Kate Daniels will be in the middle of it. As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she still struggling to keep her investigative business afloat, she must now deal with the affairs of the pack, including preparing her people for attack from Roland, a cruel ancient being with god-like powers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Characters die, power shifts, a new path is forged

  • By RabidReads on 08-06-14

Daddy is here

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

Reviewed: 07-31-14

As always another wonderful installment of the Kate Daniels series. The characters've stayed true to themselves and shown growth, and the storyline continues to move steadily. The expected big confrontation happens but it wasn't quite what I expected as to how it will unfold, nevertheless knowing it's not over yet makes me extremely happy and salivating for more.

I love the people surrounding Kate and they show up in this book, unfortunately not as much as I like. So I especially enjoyed "the Derek and Ascanio show" at the beginning. On the other side, people who've never quite had their 15min of fame gets stand center stage and reveal themselves more. I really liked that. We also finally get to meet the Daddy who is as creepy and strong as we expected. All through the book Curran shows what he is made of and made me fall in love with him more along with Kate!

Will be another enjoyable and fun read for the fan of the books!


Oh! I also appreciated the addition at the beginning the small character introductions and very short background story up until now. It helps for those of us who have to read the series over again when reading a new book and now we have so many!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Kitty Rocks the House

  • Kitty Norville, Book 11
  • By: Carrie Vaughn
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454

On the heels of Kitty's return from London, a new werewolf shows up in Denver, one who threatens to split the pack by challenging Kitty's authority at every turn. The timing could not be worse; Kitty needs all the allies she can muster to go up against the ancient vampire, Roman, if she's to have any hope of defeating his Long Game. But there's more to this intruder than there seems, and Kitty must uncover the truth-fast. Meanwhile, Cormac pursues an unknown entity wreaking havoc across Denver.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worst Book in a Wonderful Series

  • By michele on 04-01-13

Kitty finds herself again!

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

Reviewed: 04-09-13

Although nothing major in the ongoing war has happened, I feel this book gave a good start to the next direction the series is going and prepared Kitty for it.

I love books filled with action, but that doesn't mean I love upheaval and spectacular stuff all the time. This series is nice in a sense it is not the "end of the world" again and again. Yes the Big Bad is looming on the horizon but people are people and they have lives. This book reminds you of that. Kitty sees the big picture and she has been pursuing that for a while. On the other side the little things like finding a house, doing a wacky radio show and keeping up with the pack and her family have been a bit neglected. Those thing all catch her unaware literally in this book. I love that she is able to talk it out mostly and that Ben is the foundation she relies on.
Outworldly nothing "major" like a battle happen but internally Kitty was able to reconfirm what makes her herself and that I think is pretty major.

I was sad at the end but optimistic everything will work out as it should in the near future. Looking forward to reading more.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Dust and Shadow

  • An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson
  • By: Lyndsay Faye
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,071
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,601
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,587

Breathless and painstakingly researched, this is a stunning debut mystery in which Sherlock Holmes unmasks Jack the Ripper. Lyndsay Faye perfectly captures all the color and syntax of Conan Doyle’s distinctive nineteenth-century London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Wadie on 01-07-11

Very Nice

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

Reviewed: 03-11-13

I love Sherlock Holmes' pastiches and this one was no exception. I think the narrator as Watson really added to the atmosphere of the dark foggy London's bloody mystery of Jack the Ripper. The man behind "Jack" was carefully uncovered with the clever way clues were presented and wasn't out of the blue or too obvious.

All the subsidiary characters like Lestrade and Mycroft were very well written, too. I really enjoyed the book.

If you like Sherlock pastiches I would recommend this book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • A Hidden Witch

  • A Modern Witch Series, Book 2
  • By: Debora Geary
  • Narrated by: Martha Harmon Pardee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 924
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 817
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 828

Elorie Shaw, steeped in the traditions of the Nova Scotia witching community, but not a witch. The fetching spell must have goofed this time... or did it? Travel to Fisher's Cove, Nova Scotia, where Moira is matriarch and the old ways are nurtured and passed to the next generation. Where a crotchety old witch makes small children cry and builds walls around the silent pain in his heart. And where Elorie - sea-glass artist, inn owner, and Moira's granddaughter - makes her home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Is such thing possible as too much TLC?

  • By Seppo on 10-16-12

I just love the series.

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

Reviewed: 03-03-13

Since I gobbled up the first book the Modern Witch and loved it sooo much. I pretty much bought everything that's available on the series! That's how much I liked it.

This book follows the first book and shows more of the world of the Modern witches. It goes into more about the family and the relationship surrounding them. The concept of the hidden "witch" talent here is very modern and interesting. Made me want to play the game! The additional characters further introduced here and were just glimps in the first book, give extra warmth and depth!

LOVE the series.

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  • A Modern Witch

  • A Modern Witch, Book 1
  • By: Debora Geary
  • Narrated by: Martha Harmon Pardee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,536
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,381
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,405

Lauren is downtown Chicago's youngest elite realtor. She's also a witch. She must be - the fetching spell for Witches' Chat isn't supposed to make mistakes. So says the woman who coded the spell, at least. The tall, dark, and handsome guy sent to assess her is a witch too (and no, that doesn't end the way you might think). What he finds in Lauren will change lives, mess with a perfectly good career, and require lots of ice cream therapy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect antidote for vampire & zombie overdoses

  • By ShySusan on 08-05-13

A great find

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

Reviewed: 03-03-13

I would have never picked the series up if it hadn't been on sale in audible and had high stars on both amazon and Goodreads. Boy, am I glad I started this series.

It's an amazing series of books centered around "modern witches," or some might prefer people with psychic power(ie telepathy) who can focus and control their magic through spells. Since they are modern witches they use the Internet to search for unknown witches.

Magic is important in this series, but rather more important theme throughout the series is self discovery of the people who got connected with the "Witch Central." Like my other favorite[Virgin River series, it is about community of wonderful people supporting each other. All the books just make me smile and feel warm. The first book is weak compared to the other books but it's a great introduction to the series.

I recommend the books for those whose favorite includes virgin river series and would like a little of warm magic in their lives.

  • The Countess

  • By: Lynsay Sands
  • Narrated by: Sarah Coomes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 709
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 590
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 596

The fairy tale courtship did not turn into a happily-ever-after. Not until her husband dropped dead, that is. He had been horrible enough to Christiana during their short marriage, and she was not going to allow the traditional period of mourning to ruin her sisters' debuts as well. So she decides to put him on ice and go on as if nothing's happened.... Until the real earl appears.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining!

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 06-03-13

Fun but

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

Reviewed: 03-03-13

A fun read but for those people who are bothered by language, historical accuracy and realistic things it might be too much. You need to be able to ignore the too modern language usage and actions of the characters.
If you can, then some parts are laugh out loud funny and enjoyable. But I think I will stick to the Argeneau books which I love.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Fire's Stone

  • By: Tanya Huff
  • Narrated by: Bill Hensel
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

A wizard, a drunkard, and a thief - three strangers who must learn to work together or Ischia is lost beneath a sea of lava. But Aaron, the thief, is hiding more than stolen jewels. Chandra, the wizard, is running from a political marriage. And Darvish, the prince Chandra is intended to marry and the man Aaron has hidden the most from, well, Darvish really needs a drink. Before they can hope to save Ischia, they must save themselves.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall an enjoyable listen

  • By a on 01-11-13

An old friend

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

Reviewed: 03-03-13

Was going to continuing listening to another book but ended up listening to an old favorite while to/from work. I just couldn't resist.

I love the balance between Aaron, Chandra and Darvish. They are perfect together in this quest to find themselves as well as save Darvish's country. It is still believable and nice to read how the relationship of the three strengthens through the trip and eventually heals all of them. Although this is my first time to "listen" to the book, I read this book numerous times since I first read this decades ago. It's still gold!
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Original review
OMG just found that this is out in audiobook at Audible.

One of my favorite Tanya Huff book! Should I or should I not? that is the problem. It could be a wonderful comfort listen if the narrator is good.... Hmmm FT/MM and has a nice strong female character... just like a good Yaoi manga.....

Ack! I am getting this. LOL resistance is futile

1 of 1 people found this review helpful