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  • Clean Sweep

  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,800
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,796

On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest problem should be what to serve her guests for breakfast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A MUST LISTEN. Promising start for a new series.

  • By Deree on 03-21-14

fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 03-30-14

Any additional comments?

i wasn't sure what to expect, but this wasn't like anything i'd read before! gawd i love illona andrews. they are such a fantastic writing team and this was top-notch. magic and aliens and just really cool stuff happening with very engaging characters. can't wait for the next one!!!

  • Ever After

  • The Hollows, Book 11
  • By: Kim Harrison
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,081
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,787
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,799

The ever after, the demonic realm that parallels our own, is shrinking, and if it disappears, so does all magic. It’s up to witch-turned-daywalking-demon Rachel Morgan to fix the ever-after before the fragile balance between magic users and humans fails. Of course, there’s also the small fact that she caused the ley line to rip in the first place, and her life is forfeit unless she can fix it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best book yet!!!!

  • By Hassan on 01-24-13

another solid winner!

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

Reviewed: 02-03-13

Any additional comments?

so, about halfway through this listen my friends asked how it was thus far, and i told them that it was a bit more of the same as A Perfect Blood, but a really solid story and i was enjoying it. and then THE LAST THIRD began! holy-moly,

what. a. ride.

Trent and Al and Quen and Ku'Sox and Bis and good grief, just so much happened!

buy it, enjoy it. i'm dying for the next one already.

  • Fury of Fire

  • Dragonfury, Book 1
  • By: Coreene Callahan
  • Narrated by: Benjamin L. Darcie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,057
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,847
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,862

A clandestine race of half-dragon, half-humans known as dragon-shifters lives among us. Bastian, leader of the Nightfury dragon clan, is sworn to protect humankind at all costs. For him, honor and duty always come first. When the clan dictates he take a human mate to sire a son, he falters, aware that for a human to birth a dragon-shifter she must die. Myst, the woman given into his care, is the most extraordinary he’s ever met, and though he can’t bear the thought of harming her, he is bound by duty.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The good, the bad and the ugly.

  • By Teresa on 06-04-13

well...it could have been worse.

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

Reviewed: 01-22-13

Any additional comments?

i'm a major fan of JR Ward's BDB series. like, serious adoration. Fury of Fire was *so* similar, i couldn't get past the parallels and enjoy this story. i keep asking myself if this was a product of fanfic, but a rudimentary search didn't turn up evidence of this. example: the warriors live in an impenetrable fortress with a fresco ceiling, mosaic floor, and a grovelling butler who cooks lamb and creates intimate dinners for two for the head male who feels driven to feed his worthy female? c'mon. do yourself a favor--if you read and liked BDB, skip this one. if you didn't, you won't know the difference and would probably enjoy it!

the writing was fairly good. i laughed out loud a couple of times, and things flowed pretty well, if rather quickly. i was more intrigued with the secondary characters than the main ones. it's *possible* i'll check out Rikar's story, but only because i liked him more than Bastian.

mostly, i think i kept listening because i very much enjoyed the sound of the narrator's voice. he sounds really great, and i'll keep him mind for when i'm looking for future listens!

  • Shatter Me

  • By: Tahereh Mafi
  • Narrated by: Kate Simses
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,030
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,852
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,858

"You can't touch me," I whisper. I'm lying, is what I don't tell him. He can touch me, is what I'll never tell him. But things happen when people touch me. Strange things. Bad things. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon. But Juliette has plans of her own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't let the sample fool you - So Good!

  • By Amanda on 06-08-12

this is a mixed bag.

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

Reviewed: 01-17-13

Any additional comments?

i'm definitely going to check out the sequel to this; however, i have to admit that the writing style was weird, and the ridiculous metaphors got old about half-way through. there were some fabulous moments, but i sort of wanted to punch the 'heroine' in the throat a lot, and i'm not convinced on the romance. the story is interesting enough that i plowed through this pretty quickly, but it would never be a repeat listen for me. also, the sound effects at the beginning totally freaked me out until i figured out that they were pen-scratch strike-outs.

  • Gabriel's Inferno

  • By: Sylvain Reynard
  • Narrated by: John Morgan
  • Length: 20 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,784
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,599
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,620

Enigmatic and sexy, Professor Gabriel Emerson is a well-respected Dante specialist by day, but by night he devotes himself to an uninhibited life of pleasure. He uses his notorious good looks and sophisticated charm to gratify his every whim, but is secretly tortured by his dark past and consumed by the profound belief that he is beyond all hope of redemption. When the sweet and innocent Julia Mitchell enrolls as his graduate student, his attraction and mysterious connection to her not only jeopardizes his career, but sends him on a journey in which his past and his present collide.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Souls Too Tortured for My Taste

  • By Lulu on 10-03-12

i felt bad for the narrator.

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

Reviewed: 01-17-13

What disappointed you about Gabriel's Inferno?

this story...i just can't describe how terrible the writing is. the narrator did the best with what he had, but i couldn't make it through more than 45 minutes. i was horribly, horribly disappointed because the premise has potential. i'm glad i bought it on sale, but i'm still wishing for my money back.

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  • The Sky Is Everywhere

  • By: Jandy Nelson
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 623
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 557

Adrift after her sister Bailey's sudden death, Lennie finds herself torn between quiet, seductive Toby - Bailey's boyfriend who shares her grief - and Joe, the new boy in town who bursts with life and musical genius. Each offers Lennie something she desperately needs... though she knows if the two of them collide her whole world will explode. Join Lennie on this heartbreaking and hilarious journey of profound sorrow and mad love, as she makes colossal mistakes and colossal discoveries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow.

  • By Pilot Chase on 04-06-12

paradigm shift

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

Reviewed: 10-25-12

What did you like best about this story?


every once in a while, you run across a story, be it a movie or book or just a conversation with someone on the street, that changes you on the inside...that paradigm shift that makes you look at things from a different angle. maybe one you hadn't even known was there.

that is this book.

her writing is so lovely, with metaphors and similes that are relatable in so many ways. even if you've never experienced loss on this level, you'll feel it along with the main character. i paused this story so many times to just mull over what the author was saying.

while it's incredibly sad, it's also very uplifting and i can't imagine someone not loving this book.

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  • Rapture

  • A Novel of the Fallen Angels
  • By: J. R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Eric Dove
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,288
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,155

Mels Carmichael, reporter for the Caldwell Courier Journal, gets the shock of her life when a man stumbles in front of her car outside the local cemetery. After the accident, his amnesia is just the kind of mystery she likes to solve, but she soon discovers they're in over their heads with his past. Over their heads with passion, too.... As shadows walk the line between reality and another realm, and her lover's memory begins to come back, the two of them learn that nothing is truly dead and buried.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Changed to slower speed on my iPod

  • By Marcheta on 09-27-12

Great story, fab reader, poor post-production

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

Reviewed: 10-25-12

What made the experience of listening to Rapture the most enjoyable?

JR Ward has such a fabulous voice. everything about her world-building and characters is so vivid and alive.

Would you be willing to try another one of Eric Dove’s performances?

i *love* eric dove's narration...he's one of my top three favourite male narrators. BUT...i'm really, really sad that whoever did the post-production on this book sped it up. i suspect it was to ensure that the book fit into a particular time-allowance; however, it was annoying. i switched the audible app on my android to half-speed and it was MUCH BETTER. it was so completely obvious that it was the 'true' recording, and that the 'normal' speed had been increased. if the producers actually read commentary, you need to cut that sort of crap out! we, the listeners, can tell and we absolutely don't appreciate it.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

it didn't grab me as much as the previous angel or BDB books, so while i was anxious to get back to it, i wasn't constantly thinking about it. i thought the writing got a teeny bit sloppy in a few parts (rather repetitive), but overall it was an excellent story with deeply touching parts.

  • Cat's Tale: A Fairy Tale Retold

  • By: Bettie Sharpe
  • Narrated by: Nikki O’Conner
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16

Once upon a time, there was a scheming, lying tart who cared for nothing but her own pleasures and her shoe collection.... Once the peerlessly beautiful Lady Catriona, consort to the king, Cat's fortunes fall far when her aged husband dies. The king's wizard turns her into a cat and tries to drown her in the mill pond. Fortunately Cat is a clever survivor and enlists the help of Julian, the miller's youngest son, in her plan for revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ms. Sharpe does it again

  • By J-L-UU on 06-15-12

Ms. Sharpe does it again

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

Reviewed: 06-15-12

Would you listen to Cat's Tale: A Fairy Tale Retold again? Why?

I'd definitely listen to this again. As with her other writings, Bettie Sharpe's lyrical prose is beautiful to listen/read to and tells a poignant story. There's nothing as satisfying as a well-told fairy tale! The narrator fit Cat's voice very well.

  • Attachments

  • A Novel
  • By: Rainbow Rowell
  • Narrated by: Laura Hamilton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,559
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,286
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,291

Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder, coworkers at The Courier, know the newspaper monitors their office e-mail. But they still spend all day sending each other messages, gossiping about their coworkers, and baring their personal lives like an open book. Jennifer tells Beth everything she can’t seem to tell her husband about her anxieties over starting a family. And Beth tells Jennifer everything, period. Meanwhile, Lincoln O’Neill still can’t believe that it’s his job to monitor other people’s e-mail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just what I'd hoped for

  • By J-L-UU on 05-30-11

Just what I'd hoped for

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-11

If you're looking for a quirky, fun but poignant listen, this is it.

I picked this book based on the premise--socially awkward IT geek falling for a smart, sassy girl without ever having laid eyes on her, and I wasn't disappointed. The narrating was spot-on and the writer really hit on what it's like to be an Average Joe looking for love.

This story, told entirely from Lincoln's point-of-view, hooked me from page one and I obsessed about it when I couldn't be listening. What a great debut from an author I'll be watching for!

33 of 34 people found this review helpful