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  • The Immortal Mark

  • By: Amy Sparling
  • Narrated by: Sarah Puckett
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

The night before her interview, Cara has an epic night out with Theo, an impossibly handsome guy she just met. When she runs into him at her interview, he's cold and elusive. He makes it very clear that he doesn't want her working with him, which only makes their mutual attraction burn hotter. Soon she finds out her millionaire employers aren't normal guys who live and travel in luxury. They're immortals. Theo wasn't trying to ruin her job prospects. He was trying to save her life, because the girls they hire never make it out alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Need more!

  • By Brandie @AudiobookObsession on 10-18-17

Slow, but good

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

Reviewed: 05-19-18

It began slow and quickly progressed, which was a bit whiplash inducing. But barring that, I enjoyed the story. The audiobook narrator was a bit choppy and robotic in the way she read it, so it took longer to get through than most audiobooks. I think I would have enjoyed it more as a physical book than audio, but, regardless, it’s well written and intriguing. I may just look in to the rest of the series in paperback.

  • Lera's Sorrow: A Coming of Age Fantasy

  • Darkliete, Book 1
  • By: Gail Gernat
  • Narrated by: Chloe De Burgh
  • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Lera and her cousin have completed their long childhood and their training as healers. Sent to their grandparents back in Madean, they must negotiate the strange, new world and attain their werwinstans. Fate intervenes in the shape of handsome, young Ian, very human and very poisonous to the elven. Trying out her independence for the first time in her life, what will Lera decide? Where will she discover her loyalty to lay, with love or with duty?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wish it were longer, but was more than pleasant.

  • By Maia on 06-07-18

Needed more

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

Reviewed: 05-19-18

While I enjoyed this story, for the most part, it was a little difficult to get in to without much background on the characters. When the story started, we were already in the thick of the plot, which caused me to lost a bit of focus on the story. It was difficult to connect with the characters, as well. It’s a nice story, but it needed more.

  • The Gardens

  • Witches of Tuscany, Book 1
  • By: Alexis Masters
  • Narrated by: Claire Calverley
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Julia Giardano's ordinary life changes in an instant when she feels an inner mystical force awaken. Her father tells her she's a witch, but before he can reveal the family secret behind her powers, he's murdered in cold blood. Armed with only three clues from her father's dying breath, Julia leaves her California hometown to seek out her ancient inheritance on shores of the Mediterranean. Along her quest, Julia teams up with a handsome Russian parapsychologist. Together, they explore her budding psychic talents...and their forbidden attraction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Looking forward to the next one!

  • By Ginny Aybar-Flores on 04-24-18

Good story, difficult narration

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

While this story was good, it was difficult to follow with the way it was narrated. I love an accent on a narrator, but this one had a disadvantage. Something about her voice was hard to understand at times, and I feel like I missed a good portion of the story. But it does make me want to go purchase the physical book and read it myself.

The story is captivating and intriguing. Characters are relatable and interesting. I will definitely keep an eye on this author, but will likely turn to the paperback versus the audiobook.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Land of the Ice Giants

  • Edinburgh Elementals, Book 3
  • By: Gayle Ramage
  • Narrated by: Chris Barnes
  • Length: 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Hattie is a woman with great hair and the unusual ability to see all creatures of magic, whether they want to be seen or not. On her way to visit the Ice Giants in the Scottish Highlands, nothing could disrupt Hattie's plans. Except an unreliable car. And a stowaway forest spirit...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This one should have been book 2...

  • By Genevieve on 07-04-15

This one should have been book 2...

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

Reviewed: 07-04-15

Any additional comments?

Book two in these shorts was kind of a buzz kill ... It almost made me not want to go on to this one. However, I got past that and listened to this one to complete the series. This one was much better than 2. I think this should have been book 2. However, regardless of all of that, I still really enjoyed the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tears of Gold

  • Edinburgh Elementals, Book 2
  • By: Gayle Ramage
  • Narrated by: Chris Barnes
  • Length: 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

The Brisingamen Necklace - A necklace forged by four dwarves in ancient times. It is said that, if worn, your tears turn to gold. The Brisingamen Necklace - A necklace currently residing in a glass display case, on a shelf, in the bathroom of an Edinburgh townhouse belonging to a woman called Hattie. The Brisingamen Necklace - A necklace soon to be stolen by an unsuspecting thief.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • tears of gold review

  • By Mark Mackey on 03-14-15

Not a big fan

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

Reviewed: 07-04-15

Any additional comments?

Book one and three were a lot better. I'm not sure why. I just didn't particularly like this one. I think maybe it was anti-climactic.

  • The Trouble with Pixies

  • Edinburgh Elementals, Book 1
  • By: Gayle Ramage
  • Narrated by: Chris Barnes
  • Length: 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

A short, urban fantasy tale set in Edinburgh, Scotland. An introduction to the Edinburgh Elementals series. Michael has just moved to Edinburgh, Scotland, to make a fresh start with his three children. While they're out exploring the city, he's relaxing with a glass of wine. That is until a knock on the front door leads to a bizarre revelation from a strange, red-haired woman, and an encounter in the attic with some unexpected guests.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, TOO SHORT

  • By Bryant on 09-29-14

Loved it, but wish it were longer.

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

Reviewed: 07-04-15

Would you listen to The Trouble with Pixies again? Why?

No, but only because I don't do that. If I were someone who listened (read) things twice, I definitely would. Very entertaining.

Have you listened to any of Chris Barnes’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, and this one was just as excellent.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Understudy

  • By: Carole Bellacera
  • Narrated by: Angie Hickman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

Robin Mulcahey has always dreamed of being a big-time actress. As a college student, she took endless drama classes and finally snagged the lead of Maggie in Tennessee Williams's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Now, six years later, she's one of the country's hottest soap-opera stars. She's just won a Daytime Emmy for her portrayal of South Riding's bad girl, and now when it seemed life couldn't get any more perfect, she's wed Declan Blair, an up-and-coming Irish film actor. So what's the problem? Robin Mulcahey is dead.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Would recommend

  • By Genevieve on 06-29-15

Would recommend

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

Reviewed: 06-29-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Sure, though the voice was a bit rushed which made it hard to keep up.

Any additional comments?

Aside from the fact that the voice was too fast, the story was overall entertaining even though it was an odd start. It's not something I'll gush over 24/7 but I wouldn't say no to recommending it to others.

  • Lily of the Springs

  • By: Carole Bellacera
  • Narrated by: Angie Hickman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

In 1952 Kentucky, 18-year-old Lily Foster, the daughter of strict Southern Baptist parents, becomes pregnant by the town “bad boy” - and just like that, she finds herself married to a man who doesn't want to be a husband. Jake has no intention of letting the inconvenience of marriage stop him from what he believes is his due. In actuality, Lily is the one who is trapped. She loves Jake - always has - and she's convinced she can eventually make him love her. All it will take is desire and patience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing

  • By Trewen O'Neil on 10-11-13

Okay

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

Reviewed: 06-29-15

Any additional comments?

The voice was a bit hard to understand at times, but it fit the story so I guess there's no way around that. The story was ... okay ... just a bit boring at times. Also, why was there a prologue if it was only one line long? That sort of bothered me.

  • Train Station Bride: Prairie Romance

  • Crawford Family, Book 1
  • By: Holly Bush
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

1887. Debutante Julia Crawford endures a lifetime of subtle ridicule as the plump, silly daughter of a premiere Boston family. Julia strikes out on her own to gain independence, traveling to the Midwest to marry an aging shopkeeper and care for his mother. Julia finds her new home rough and uncivilized after the sophistication of a big city, while closely held secrets threaten to ruin Julia's one chance at love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique Twist to Mail Order Bride Books

  • By Lady M on 06-20-16

Nice story

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

Reviewed: 06-29-15

Would you try another book from Holly Bush and/or Meghan Kelly?

Sure.

Any additional comments?

Nice voice, easy to understand, flows naturally. Story was nice. Good writing. Good flow.

  • The Temple Is Not My Father

  • A Story Set in India
  • By: Rasana Atreya
  • Narrated by: Shruti Kapdi
  • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Ensnared by a tradition hundreds of years old, a woman fights for her daughter's happiness. From the author of Tell a Thousand Lies, which was shortlisted for the 2012 Tibor Jones South Asia award. UK's Glam magazine calls Tell a Thousand Lies one of their "five favorite tales from India". If you like Rohinton Mistry or Shilpi Somaya Gowda, you might like this short story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Narration

  • By b00k r3vi3ws on 03-04-15

Bit slow but nice story

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

Reviewed: 06-29-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Sure. It was a nice short listen about a culture I don't normal delve into.

Any additional comments?

Love foreign voices, but I will admit it was a bit hard to understand at times. That being said, it didn't stop me from listening. Just took a bit longer to follow it. I enjoyed it overall.