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  • Cop a Feel

  • By: Robyn Peterman
  • Narrated by: Hollis McCarthy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

I've been taking down drug dealers for so long, playing bodyguard to a woman named Shoshanna Lehump sounds like nothing more than a giant pain in my ass - and being partnered with the gorgeous egotistical jerk I never should have slept with in the first place just makes a bad situation even harder - especially when he pursues me as diligently as we're supposed to be chasing the bad guys.... What's a girl have to do to get a happy ending anyway?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good

  • By moosenbratsmommy on 11-18-17

Love the story, hate the narrator

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

Any additional comments?

I'll start by saying I LOVE this series and Robyn Peterman, but the narrator completely ruined the listening experience. For the first 2 books in this series, the narrators were both amazing (2 of my personal favorites) and both excellent at the snark Peterman is famous for giving us. They are also great at believable male voices. The first 2 narrators sound enough alike that it made for great continuity of all the supporting characters that are in all of the books in the series. In this book though, the narrator sounds COMPLETELY different (which is OK since it's being told from a different characters POV) but the main problems are she makes the male voices and the supporting character voices sound like idiotic cartoon characters and so different they are almost unrecognizable. It was so bad I had to return the book after just 2 chapters and get the written version. Again, I love this series and author, but I would suggest sticking to the written format for this one.

  • Stillhouse Lake

  • By: Rachel Caine
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,973
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,946

With her ex now in prison, Gwen has finally found refuge in a new home on remote Stillhouse Lake. Though still the target of stalkers and Internet trolls who think she had something to do with her husband's crimes, Gwen dares to think her kids can finally grow up in peace. But just when she's starting to feel at ease in her new identity, a body turns up in the lake - and threatening letters start arriving from an all-too-familiar address.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too much

  • By Patti L Langston on 07-18-17

Wow

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

All I can say is wow. It took me a couple of chapters to really get into this book, and my first thoughts were how I'd never stopped to REALLY think what the family members of murders must go through. A chapter or two more and I was completely sucked in and couldn't stop listening! Gwen is a fascinating character & the action/psychological suspense grabs you. I'm immediately downloading the second book because I can't wait to see what happens!

  • Disordered: The Complete Case Files of Dr. Matilda Schmidt, Paranormal Psychologist

  • The Case Files of Dr. Matilda Schmidt, Paranormal Psychologist Book 8
  • By: Cynthia St. Aubin
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 20 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

Meet Dr. Matilda Schmidt, Paranormal Psychologist. Sure, the life of a sexy vampire or alpha shifter is all fabulous fur and fangs on T.V., but what happens when you lose your bite? You call Dr. Matilda Schmidt, of course! With the help of her delicious demigod bounty hunter and hot hit man lover, there's no case too desperate for the good doctor to handle - for a reasonable hourly fee.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Editing missed a few transitions

  • By Alexis Ward on 07-09-16

Loved every book!

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

Reviewed: 08-20-16

I originally bought the first three books and fell in love with both the author and her quirky characters. I can't get enough of the sarcastic interactions and the ridiculous situations! Luckily, this book has all seven! Even though book 7 ties things up, I'm hoping there will be more books in the series or possibly a spin off with a certain demi god.

  • Big Vamp on Campus

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,944
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,823
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,810

Ophelia Lambert, 400-year-old vampire princess and college freshman, suddenly finds herself domesticated by humans and forced to suffer the indignities of dorm rooms, communal bathrooms, and a roommate with sticky fingers. As one of the hundreds of undead venturing into postsecondary education, Ophelia has a lot more to learn that just "undead studies" - she has to learn to get along with her fellow vampire classmates and, worst of all, her human ones.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Molly Harper's endearing wording saves the day.

  • By Joycinta on 06-07-16

About time

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

Reviewed: 06-14-16

I thoroughly enjoyed hearing Ophelia tell her story. She's always been a funny character, and it's about time she had her own little story. I also love how her character grew and evolved and learned to relax. Amanda Ronconi is amazing as usual. Definitely worth the price or credit.

  • Days Gone Bad

  • Vesik, Book 1
  • By: Eric Asher
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 420
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 389
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 389

My name is Damian Valdis Vesik. I am a necromancer, an ability feared and hated as much as the powers my master and I set ourselves against. We've vanquished many evils, but now something is releasing an old darkness, forcing us to hunt an enemy beyond anything I've faced before. I was already busy enough with vampires, fairies, witches, Watchers, weddings, and... damn, I need a vacation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Urban Fantasy

  • By D. Antonio on 02-09-15

If you like the Iron Druid series

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

Reviewed: 06-03-16

Like the headline says, if you like the Iron Druid series, you'll like this too. It's not about gods & druids, but the writing style is similar and the narrator reminds me or Luke Daniels. Funny & lots of paranormal action. I actually bought this on sale & had it in my library as a backup book for a few months. Needless to say, I was way more than pleasantly surprised when I finally listened. Definitely worth the credit or money. Will definitely buy more from this author & narrator.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Voodoo Killings

  • A Kincaid Strange Novel
  • By: Kristi Charish
  • Narrated by: Susannah Jones
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 70

Kristi Charish's The Voodoo Killings introduces Kincaid Strange, not your average voodoo practitioner.... For starters, she's only 27. Then there's the fact that she lives in rain-soaked Seattle, which is not exactly Haiti. And she's broke. With raising zombies outlawed throughout the continental USA, Kincaid has to eke out a living running séances for university students with more money than brains who are desperate for guitar lessons with the ghost of a Seattle grunge rocker - who happens to be Kincaid's on-again, off-again roommate.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I devoured the audio of The Voodoo Killings

  • By kimbacaffeinate on 06-03-16

Just wow...

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

Reviewed: 05-21-16

You MUST GET THIS BOOK! I'm not usually a big zombie book reader, but this book is AMAZING! NOT your typical zombie book! The world Kristi Charish built in this book is a world where zombies are still a part of everyday life & have lives of their own. Her characters are very relatable & well written & the world building is top notch! She's up there with Darynda Jones & Molly Harper in my book! I'm now hooked on not one, but two series by her!

  • Fire Touched

  • Mercy Thompson Series, Book 9
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,342
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,791
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,775

Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • There are no words to express how much I loved this book!

  • By The Mays on 03-19-16

Another great installment in the series

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

Reviewed: 03-30-16

If you love the earlier books, this one won't disappoint. Mercy & all the others are back and get a new addition to the family. Lorelei King does an amazing job as always.

  • Owl and the City of Angels

  • By: Kristi Charish
  • Narrated by: Christy Romano
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

Alix Hiboux, better known as Owl, international antiquities thief for hire, is settling in to her new contract job for Vegas mogul Mr. Kurosawa, a red dragon with a penchant for ancient, supernatural artifacts. And now he has his sights set on some treasures of the mysterious Syrian City of the Dead that are sitting in a recluse's private collection. There's just one wrinkle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great follow up to book one

  • By Tori Cerda on 03-04-16

A great follow up to book one

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

Reviewed: 03-04-16

Even more action, a curse, mummies, vampires, a siren, more incubi... And of course, burial chambers, artefacts & the vampire-attacking cat! Also, an awesome narrator. This one has it all. Supernatural meets Indiana Jones!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Owl and the Japanese Circus

  • By: Kristi Charish
  • Narrated by: Christy Romano
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 89

Ex-archaeology grad student turned international antiquities thief Alix - better known now as Owl - has one rule. No supernatural jobs. Ever. Until she crosses paths with Mr. Kurosawa, a red dragon who owns and runs the Japanese Circus Casino in Las Vegas. He insists Owl retrieve an artifact stolen 3,000 years ago and makes her an offer she can't refuse: He'll get rid of a pack of vampires that want her dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Supernatural meets Indiana Jones!

  • By Tori Cerda on 02-27-16

Supernatural meets Indiana Jones!

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

Reviewed: 02-27-16

Loved this book! Great characters & lots of action! You get a wide range of supernatural beings and the archeology and adventure of Indiana Jones! What more could you ask for? A trained, vampire attacking cat? Well you get that too! Can't wait to listen to the next book!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Staked

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 8
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,185
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,487

When a Druid has lived for 2,000 years like Atticus, he's bound to run afoul of a few vampires - make that legions of them. Even his former friend and legal counsel turned out to be a bloodsucking backstabber. Now the toothy troublemakers - led by power-mad pain-in-the-neck Theophilus - have become a huge problem requiring a solution. It's time to make a stand.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I have to agree. . .

  • By Jessica on 02-04-16

Doest get any "feckin" better

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

Reviewed: 01-30-16

The title of my review says it all... Story & narration both! They both nailed it once again!