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  • The Shifter's First Bite

  • Witch Island Brides, Book 3
  • By: Deanna Chase, Love Spells
  • Narrated by: Traci Odom
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Zinnia Franklyn met the love of her life when she was just 15 years old, and then lost him to Hollywood three years later. Now he’s arrived on her island, hotter than ever, and ready to pick up where they left off. There’s only one problem…he’s supposedly engaged to his costar. Reed Sinhawk, television star of Engaged to a Werewolf, has only ever loved one woman. And the moment he walks back into her life, he’s determined to make her his. But will the tabloids, a jealous costar, and his overbearing father succeed in destroying his one chance at happiness?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True Love

  • By mathwizard on 01-24-19

True Love

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

Reviewed: 01-24-19

The book is excellent! Hearing it read is another experience. The narrator is very good. There were only a couple of parts near the end of the book where the ew factor came up. The narrator was bland for that point in the story. Otherwise the reading was very good.

  • Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic

  • Dowser Series #1
  • By: Meghan Ciana Doidge
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 162

If you'd asked me a week ago, I would have told you that the best cupcakes were dark chocolate with chocolate cream cheese icing, that dancing in a crowd of magic wielders - the Adept - was better than sex, and that my life was peaceful and uneventful. Just the way I liked it. That's what 23 years in the magical backwater of Vancouver will get you - a completely skewed sense of reality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • sweet creamy story

  • By Sanna on 02-05-17

Revelations

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

An excellent narration by Caitlin Davies. The story by Meghan Ciara Doidge is an excellent story/ mystery. The mystery begins with Jade about to learn many things about herself and her so called sister, Sienna. Sienna is not blood related to Jade but taken in by Grams and raised with Jade. Jade makes trinkets which become endowed with magic. Sienna is jealous of all Jade has but mainly wants power. During this story you see someone die which begins the mystery and many revelations will occur. You will meet a vampire, Kett, Kandy, a werewolf and Desmond the alpha of a pack. Gram will show up as well as Scarlett who is Jade’s mother.
Some bad magic will happen but Jade will learn several things about herself but the main question is , “Who is my father?” Some of the revelations will be concerning her magic and Sienna’s hidden agenda.
I enjoyed the book immensely and the audible just added to my enjoyment of the book!

  • Soul of the Witch

  • Witches of Keating Hollow, Volume 1
  • By: Deanna Chase
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

At age 18, after a spell tragically backfired, Abby Townsend left Keating Hollow and her magic behind to find redemption. Twelve years later, after being summoned by her family, she’s back. As soon as she drives into town, she’s already plotting her inevitable exit, but she can’t quite escape the pull of the tightly knit magical community or the soulful gaze of the one man she’s never forgotten. And when a nine-year old witch not only leads her back to her magic, but also steals her heart, Abby’s about to learn what it means to embrace the soul of a witch.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • next book please

  • By donna on 01-04-19

Reading versus Listening

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

Reviewed: 12-28-18

The story by Deanna Chase is excellent but the audible is not the best. The person narrating was monotone through most the story. What inflections she did weren’t bad but she needed to show more interest in the story as she came through to me as boring which is a shame for such an excellent story!

  • Hounded

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,680
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,638
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,575

Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the

  • By Chris on 01-02-12

Life

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

Meet Druid Atticus Sullivan and his hound, Oberon. They story is well written with an excellent mystery, plot twists and awesome humor! The narrator is perfect as he portrays the different characters. I have previously read the book but listening to it gave me another view of the story.
I do recommend this audible book!

  • The Warlock's Enchanted Kiss

  • Witch Island Brides, Book 2
  • By: Deanna Chase, Love Spells
  • Narrated by: Traci Odom
  • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Carrie Carmichael excels at creating the perfect wedding. But when it comes to romance, the wedding coordinator is always on the sidelines. After years of pining for the town warlock, she’s finally ready to take her shot. But an old love spell might just derail her plans. Austin McKee has the magical touch - literally. His kisses are enchanted. And when an old flame shows up on the island to marry another man, suddenly the old enchantment rears its head, and she’s ready to pick up where the two left off.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Curses

  • By mathwizard on 07-12-18

Curses

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

The story is excellent and listening to a story I have read gives a whole new perspective to the book. Books are words you picture in your head but listening to the book gives you an entirely different set of pictures! I recommend this book for you to listen to!
Austin is about to learn be careful what you ask for because the results will follow you for a long time. Carrie is going to get what she wants as the mystery and story unfolds. Love will conquer all!

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  • The Vampire's Last Dance

  • Witch Island Brides, Book 1
  • By: Deanna Chase, Love Spells
  • Narrated by: Traci Odom
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

She’s a witch who carries a family curse, destined to never get her happily ever after. Felicia Patterson has come to terms with the fact that she’ll never get to be with her one true love. But when the sexiest vampire she’s ever seen walks onto Witch Island, she can’t help her fluttering heart. He’s a vampire who’s been burned before, destined to never love again. Christoph Parks has sworn off relationships. In the century that he’s walked the earth, he’s only known heartbreak and disappointment. But one smile from the island’s sassy florist has his icy heart melting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Vampire's Last Dance

  • By Kindle Customer on 01-20-19

Karma

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

Reviewed: 06-17-18

Such an interesting book! I loved the humor and romance was excellent! The mystery was well written. Felicia meets Christoph and the sparks fly but they need to fix a problem so Bianca and Jasper will tie the knot. Esmeralda finally learns what she has done wrong and that family is important.
The humor is very good because as you listen you will chuckle as you visualize the scene portrayed by the reader. The reader is doing an excellent job. The characters are well portrayed in the voice changes.
Listen and enjoy as I recommend this book! Whether you listen or read the book as I have done both!

  • The Wolf's New Year Bride

  • A Witch Island Brides Short Story
  • By: Deanna Chase, Love Spells
  • Narrated by: Traci Odom
  • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

It’s been one year since the shifter Aron D’Angelo walked out of Frankie Franklyn’s life. But now he’s back on her island, ready to marry another. She knows, she’s seen the vision. Only not everything is as it seems, and by the end of the night, if everything goes as planned, it just might be Frankie at the altar. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great and Very Funny!

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-12-18

Audio versus Book

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

The story is excellent. Frankie and Aron clear up many misunderstandings and the happy ending perfect. I read the book before hearing it read to me I could picture what was happening both ways but hearing added a twist because the person reading it could add in tone ,humor and so much more with their voice. I enjoyed laughing at the scene in the bookstore and the bakery.
I have only one thing which bothered me. The reader through most of the book made Aron sound sinister. I really didn’t hear apologetics tones during Aron’s speeches. There were times near the end of the book where Aron sounded less sinister which made the book reading much better and more enjoyable. When she read for the other male,Chadwick, she was fine and the rest of the characters as well were fine.

  • Spirelli Paranormal Investigations: Episodes 4-6

  • Spirelli Paranormal Investigations Collection, Book 2
  • By: Kate Baray
  • Narrated by: Roberto Scarlato
  • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Jack knew the critter living in his shop, affectionately referred to as Fuzzface, wasn't a rat. But what exactly was he? It wasn't surprising Jack was in the dark, since the creature had never let himself be seen. Small, clean, and with a preference for canned crab, Fuzzface had become an invisible but comforting presence in the shop.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Houses

  • By mathwizard on 10-06-17

Houses

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

Reviewed: 10-06-17

Kate Baray writes excellent series with Marin, Spirelli and Bob! This adventure involves a house with personality. I enjoyed the book immensely as the other two stories involved a book and a knife and lastly Joshua. The reader is excellent and his changes to different characters brings the story to life. I had read the first two books but the one about the house was a new one for me. I am glad it was audible because I could picture it in my mind. I look forward to the next book in the series!

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  • Warrior

  • A Seventeen Series Thriller, Book 2
  • By: AD Starrling
  • Narrated by: Michael Bower
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

When a team of scientists unearth scriptures older than the Dead Sea Scrolls in a cave in the Eastern Desert Mountains in Egypt, a mystery lost to the tides of time is uncovered. Heading the expedition is Crovir noble Dimitri Reznak. But the discovery is spoiled by evidence of looting and half the priceless artifacts Reznak has been seeking for centuries have disappeared.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By BikeVON on 08-07-17

Cooperation

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

Reviewed: 04-14-17

Excellent book! For my first audiobook it was very well done. Some of the narrator's portrayal of the other characters voices was off when there were too many characters involved. How do you do 5 or 6 different people ? As for the story it is an excellent tie into the first book, "Hunted". This is not really a read alone book because of who Anna, Lucas, Reed, Reznak are. It is definitely an action based story with humor and true love, Alexa and Zachary. Read the book or listen to it being read and enjoy!

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  • The Warrior Monk

  • A Seventeen Series Short Story, Book 4
  • By: AD Starrling
  • Narrated by: Michael Bower
  • Length: 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

The Order of the Three Spears. Founded at the turn of the ninth century by the Lotus-Born Second Buddha and inspired by the most powerful immortal warrior who ever lived, this secret Buddhist society has kept the existence of immortals hidden from ordinary humans and maintained peace between the races for 1200 years. When news of an ancient enemy reaches them from the West, the Order sends its best and most unorthodox field agent to investigate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So well-written and entertaining

  • By Roger & Jean Fauble on 07-12-18

Another Viewpoint

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

Reviewed: 01-30-17

Excellent story and the narrator is perfect! This story gives you the viewpoint of the monk and his mission. Upon discovering Alexis and Jackson his actions change because of who Alexis is. I enjoyed hearing this story and found there was subtle humor which is concerns the warrior monk and praying for his soul, lol!