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  • The Ghost Rebellion

  • Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, Book 5
  • By: Pip Ballantine, Tee Morris
  • Narrated by: Tee Morris, Pip Ballantine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 180

The chase is on! After rescuing Queen Victoria from the clutches of the Maestro, Agents Eliza D Braun and Wellington Books are in hot pursuit of Dr. Henry Jekyll. While he continues his experiments on the aristocracy of Europe, he leaves a trail of chaos and despair in his wake. However, when Eliza and Wellington run him to ground in India, they are forced to come face to face with ghosts from the past, and the realities of empire.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Story fell short, and narration was annoying.

  • By -dan'l on 08-27-16

A disappointment after the others in the series

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

While I thoroughly enjoyed the preceding in this series, this was horrible. Tenor and Tone of the speaker did not lend life to the story as I would expect from an author but sucked it dry. Very disappointed.

  • Romancing the Werewolf

  • A Supernatural Society Novella: The Supernatural Society, Volume 2
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Peter Newman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

Gay werewolves in Victorian London? Why yes, yes there are.

Biffy, newly minted Alpha of the London Pack, is not having a good Christmas. His Beta abandoned him, his werewolves object to his curtain choices, and someone keeps leaving babies on his doorstep.

Professor Randolph Lyall returns home to London after 20 years abroad, afraid of what he might find. With his pack in chaos and his Alpha in crisis, it will take all his Beta efficiency to set everything to rights. Perhaps, in the process, he may even determine how to mend his own heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Babies Ever After starting early?

  • By Janet on 04-08-18

Wonderful interplay

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

Probably the first audiobook that I really could not put down. The interplay of the known characters was nice to see and the witty writing had me laughing on several occasions.

  • Romancing the Inventor

  • A Supernatural Society Novella
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Emma Newman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216

Imogene Hale is a lowly parlor maid with a soul-crushing secret. Seeking solace, she takes work at a local hive, only to fall desperately in love with the amazing lady inventor the vampires are keeping in the potting shed. Genevieve Lefoux is heartsick, lonely, and French. With culture, class, and the lady herself set against the match, can Imogene and her duster overcome all odds and win Genevieve's heart, or will the vampires suck both of them dry?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entirely delightful f/f romance!

  • By Sammy on 01-30-17

Romantically lovely

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

I wasn’t sure what I was getting into and was tentative after the lengthy disclaimer at the start, but the lovely story and beautiful narration left me on the edge of my seat and enjoyed the interplay of the characters from the other series.

  • Waistcoats & Weaponry

  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,469
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,346

Sophronia continues her second year at finishing school in style - with a steel-bladed fan secreted in the folds of her ball gown, of course. Such a fashionable choice of weapon comes in handy when Sophronia, her best friend Dimity, sweet sootie Soap, and the charming Lord Felix Mersey stowaway on a train to return their classmate Sidheag to her werewolf pack in Scotland. No one suspected what - or who - they would find aboard that suspiciously empty train.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stop smiling

  • By Morgan H on 11-06-14

Entertaining and great twists

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

Reviewed: 07-08-17

What made the experience of listening to Waistcoats & Weaponry the most enjoyable?

I really enjoyed the interplay between the characters. The development and twists was enjoyable.

What did you like best about this story?

Interplay of the characters and the growth of the relationships between them.

Any additional comments?

Since this series and the Tarabotti series seem to share characters and stories, the consistent pronunciation of character names would improve the connectivity.

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  • Blameless

  • An Alexia Tarabotti Novel
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Emily Gray
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,017
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,025

Gail Carriger’s best-selling Parasol Protectorate series reimagines Victorian England with vampires, werewolves, and a dash of steampunk. Blameless is the third in the series starring the parasol-wielding Lady Alexia Maccon, formerly Alexia Tarabotti. After news spreads of her delicate condition—a surprise to everyone since she’s married to a werewolf—Alexia is desperate to escape the London gossip. So she heads to Italy for a change of scenery.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dramatic pause are one thing but...

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-16-14

Interesting and funny

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

Reviewed: 03-14-17

I enjoyed the reading style and the storyline. Several moments that got me giggling at the office.

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  • An Imperfect Witch

  • Witch Central Series, Book 1
  • By: Debora Geary
  • Narrated by: Martha Harmon Pardee
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275

Two years ago, Lizard Monroe was Berkeley's newest delinquent on parole. Now she's a hot young realtor with a great life, an awesome guy, and enough friends The crystal ball has spoken - life isn't done messing with her yet. And neither is the need brewing in the eyes of the man she loves. The eve of Halloween approaches. And whatever the sexy poet realtor wants to believe, moving beyond your past isn't the same as facing the future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome continuation

  • By P. Schirmer on 07-29-15

Awesome continuation

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

Reviewed: 07-29-15

Love the Witchcentral characters and their interplay. Getting fuller pictures of the lives and depths has been enjoyable.

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  • Ghost Story

  • A Novel of the Dresden Files
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11,127
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,358

When an unknown someone shoots him and leaves him to die, Harry Dresden hopes he might be heading to a better place. Unfortunately being dead doesn't make Harry's life any easier. Trapped between life and death, he learns that his friends are in serious trouble. Only by finding his murderer can he save his friends and move on - a feat that would be a lot easier if he had a body and access to his powers. Worse still are the malevolent shadows that roam Chicago, controlled by a dark entity that wants Harry to suffer even in death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best thing I've ever seen a company willingly do

  • By Brooks Hamilton on 04-21-15

Couldn't put it down

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

Reviewed: 07-19-15

Of all of the Dresden Files I have been listening to this one kept me guessing and on the edge of my seat. The ending totally caught me off guard.

  • Side Jobs

  • Stories from the Dresden Files
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,087
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,527
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,518

Here, together for the first time, are the shorter works of best-selling author Jim Butcher - a compendium of cases that Harry and his cadre of allies managed to close in record time. The tales range from the deadly serious to the absurdly hilarious.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Know what sucks about this book?

  • By Brian on 11-02-10

Awesome collection by Jim Butcher

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

Reviewed: 06-20-15

Love Marsters voice and inflections. Nice batch of short stories and where they would fit into 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

Entertaining and well-written/narrated

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

Reviewed: 01-26-14

What made the experience of listening to A Modern Witch the most enjoyable?

The story captivated me. This is a deviation from the type of books that I read and was entertaining. I listened to the sample and was sucked in. I have enjoyed the journey of the characters.

  • Outlander

  • Outlander, Book 1
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 32 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51,494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,698
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,563

Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Time Travel VS Romance Quandary

  • By Sara on 09-10-14

Entrancing

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

Reviewed: 04-06-13

What did you love best about Outlander?

This story drew me in and kept me wanting to listen throughout the entire book. The characters were alive through the skilled narration and the visual language provided the ability to "see" the people, areas, and situations.

What did you like best about this story?

The visual use of language brought the story to life.

Which character – as performed by Davina Porter – was your favorite?

Merta

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The pulling together of the characters to rescue one from the prison.

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