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  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Book 6

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 18 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 39,493
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36,352
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 36,261

When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled, but he does not reveal why. Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world, and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark: there is a Death Eater amongst them. Harry will need powerful magic and true friends as he explores Voldemort's darkest secrets, and Dumbledore prepares him to face his destiny....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful Narration Continues

  • By Gina on 05-13-16

Ahhhh another great book in this series

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

Reviewed: 08-14-17

What did you love best about Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Book 6?

I did not see that ending coming

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

Yes. I'm not going to say because I don't want to give anything away

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 21 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 72,038
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 65,231
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 64,969

As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm so sad it's over!!

  • By Erin on 05-19-16

A slow start

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

Reviewed: 08-14-17

If you could sum up Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7 in three words, what would they be?

Slow Got Better

What was one of the most memorable moments of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7?

I don't want to give any thing away but, Mrs. Weasley vs Bellatrix

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

All of the Harry Potter books and they are all good

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

The second half yes. The first half of the book was just so slow to me

  • Filthy Beautiful Lies

  • By: Kendall Ryan
  • Narrated by: Ava Erickson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 965
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 880
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 882

I have no idea why she auctioned off her virginity for a cool mill. Regardless, I'm now the proud new owner of a perfectly intact hymen. A lot of good that will do me. I have certain tastes, certain sexual proclivities. My cock is a bit more discriminatory than most. And training a virgin takes finesse and patience - both of which I lack. Sophie Evans has been backed into a corner.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story Line But...

  • By Divalish Smile on 04-27-15

This book just didn't make me want to listen

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

Reviewed: 08-14-17

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I feel like this book was a mash up of all the books out recently. I was over it quick.

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  • Psychics, Healers, and Mediums

  • A Journalist, a Road Trip, and Voices from the Other Side
  • By: Jenniffer Weigel
  • Narrated by: Jenniffer Weigel
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

Since the dawn of time, people have been fascinated by those who claim to have extraordinary psychic abilities. The fascination has reached a fever pitch with the rise of modern media. It is safe to say that many of these folks are either extraordinary frauds or extraordinarily deluded. But could some of them be legitimate? Do some people actually possess psychic gifts that can be used to help and heal?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not a psychic junkie already? You will be!

  • By Celia on 02-05-18

Light, fun, road trip book

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

Reviewed: 08-14-17

What did you love best about Psychics, Healers, and Mediums?

this book made me feel like I was riding along with them every step of the way. It was fun and light hearted.

What about Jenniffer Weigel’s performance did you like?

She was great! I always love it when the author narrates the book.

  • King's Cage

  • By: Victoria Aveyard
  • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan, Adenrele Ojo, Erin Spencer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,601
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,295

Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother's web in an attempt to maintain control over his country - and his prisoner. As Mare bears the weight of Silent Stone in the palace, her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue organizing, training, and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as the first 2

  • By D. Witherspoon on 02-20-17

Started slow but got better

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

Reviewed: 07-31-17

If you’ve listened to books by Victoria Aveyard before, how does this one compare?

So this book started out slow. I would say I could have done with out most of the first have of the book. It felt like I was reliving the same day over and over again. The second half I was much better. This to me is how all her books have been. I did enjoy this book much more than the last one.

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I was not sure how the multiple narrators would be. I had seen mixed reviews about the narrators. Some books I don't think it works well. I have to say I was surprised I like it with this book. I did whoever not enjoy the narrator for Evangeline because I just don't hear her being so meek. So I would have really enjoyed a different voice for her, but other wise it was good.

Any additional comments?

It started slow and felt rushed at the end. Spend less time with getting the story started and give me more of the battle.

  • Fallen Crest Home

  • By: Tijan
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld, Graham Halstead
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306

It's been years since my mother was in my life. I healed. I learned to accept love. I lived. That's all done. She was away, and now she's back. I avoided her for a year and a half, but I couldn't hide anymore. Mason had an internship in Fallen Crest, so we headed back for the summer. And when we got there - no one was prepared for what happened.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series

  • By mge2010 on 10-01-17

Home and so sweet

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

Reviewed: 07-31-17

Who was your favorite character and why?

I have to say, Mason. He is a troubled guy with a past but man does he try to right by Sam.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Home was never sweet

Any additional comments?

So a lot of the story line hasn't changed from the first book to this one. Mason, Logan, and Sam still seem to have the same issues they always do. It is just one big fight after another. You can see what the end is building up to and that is a bummer. Having said all that I still enjoyed the book and I can't wait for the next one. I hope all ends up well for this fearsome threesome.

  • Twisted Palace

  • By: Erin Watt
  • Narrated by: Angela Goethals, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,327
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,224

She's tough, resilient, and willing to do whatever it takes to defend the people she loves, but the challenge of a long-lost father and a boyfriend whose life is on the line might be too much for even Ella to overcome. Reed Royal has a quick temper and even faster fists. But his tendency to meet every obstacle with violence has finally caught up with him. If he wants to save himself and the girl he loves, he'll need to rise above his tortured past and tarnished reputation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes!

  • By Kate on 01-21-17

Liked it I didn't love it

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

Reviewed: 06-07-17

What could Erin Watt have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I would have loved to of had them not stay so long in the hotel and had more time looking for clues Back at Steve's penthouse. I felt like the ending was rushed.

Which scene was your favorite?

I loved everything about the winter formal.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Can love conquer all? Even murder?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Romeo Catchers

  • The Casquette Girls, Book 2
  • By: Alys Arden
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd, P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 20 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

Tormented by the fate she condemned her mother to, and by the lies she's forced to tell to cover it up, Adele scours Storm-ravaged New Orleans for the truth about her family's magical past. But every turn leads her back to the one person she's determined to forget: Niccolò Medici. Not even the multitude of enchanted locks on the attic door trapping Nicco within can break their connection.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a wonderful ride.

  • By Melissa on 05-29-17

What a wonderful ride.

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

Reviewed: 05-29-17

Would you consider the audio edition of The Romeo Catchers to be better than the print version?

I am a huge fan of audiobooks. If they have a great narrator you can feel as if you have been taken away to another place. This is how this book made me feel. Both of the narrators do a wonderful job.

Have you listened to any of Kate Rudd and P. J. Ochlan ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have listened to Kate Rudd before. I think she is a great narrator. She was the narrator for the first book in this series and did a wonderful job with it as well. This was the first time I have had the pleasure of a P.J. Ochlan narration. I am going to have to see what other books he narrates.

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

For me this would be a great book for a long road trip. So I could listen to it the whole time and never have to worry about finding a good radio station.

Any additional comments?

When I read or listen to a book I want to feel as though I have been taken away to where ever the book is. Alys Arden does that in both books in this series. She can create such a wonderful picture with here words. I could see the streets of New Orleans post-storm, and I could feel what the characters were feeling. I know that is the writing and the narration going so well together. Such a great follow-up to the first book and I need the third book asap.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Echoes in Death

  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,018
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,504
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,473

After a party in New York, Lieutenant Eve Dallas rides home with her billionaire husband, Roarke, happy to be done with cocktails and small talk. After another party, not far away, a woman retires to her bedroom with her husband - and walks into a brutal nightmare. Their paths are about to collide....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Jean on 02-18-17

Never fails

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

Reviewed: 02-23-17

Another brilliant performance of another brilliant book. J. D. Robb and Susan Erickson have done it again.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Paper Princess

  • By: Erin Watt
  • Narrated by: Angela Goethals
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,889
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,762
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,764

These Royals will ruin you...Ella Harper is a survivor - a pragmatic optimist. She's spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she'll climb out of the gutter. After her mother's death, Ella is truly alone. Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Angsty YA Steprother type book

  • By Ana's Attic on 02-16-17

Love the story not so happy with the narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-30-17

I read this months ago and was super excited for the audiobook. It's was just like a movie based on a book for me. I was disappointed by the narration. I had it completely different in my head. Other then that it was great.