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  • Untouchable

  • By: Jayne Ann Krentz
  • Narrated by: Amanda Leigh Cobb
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

Jack Lancaster, consultant to the FBI, has always been drawn to the coldest of cold cases, the kind that law enforcement either considers unsolvable or else has chalked up to accidents or suicides. As a survivor of a fire, he finds himself uniquely compelled by arson cases. But the more cases Jack solves, the closer he slips into the darkness. His only solace is Winter Meadows, a meditation therapist. After particularly grisly cases, Winter can lead Jack back to peace. But as long as Quinton Zane is alive, Jack will not be at peace for long.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT STORY - GREAT CONCLUSION!

  • By 🔵🔷🔹Del-VALLE🔹🔷🔵 on 01-09-19

Brilliantly written story!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-19

I truly enjoyed the story of Winter and Jack in this romantic suspense.
Jack and Winters chemistry flew off the pages. The characters came to life, and so did their romance.
The suspense of probability and their encounters as they hunt for clues, kept me riveted to their story to the very end.
Cobb did a fantastic job on the narration of their story!!
Will there be a follow-up? Hoping!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • His Wicked Sins

  • By: Eve Silver
  • Narrated by: Lucy Scott
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Elizabeth Canham accepts a position at Burndale Academy, an isolated girl's school where she meets mysterious widower Griffin Fairfax, a man dogged by dark rumors who both frightens and fascinates her. Soon, a woman is found dead in the nearby woods - the victim of a brutal murder...a murder that bears terrifying similarity to others. Then Beth discovers all the victims were intimately connected to Griffin. Beth’s heart tells her Griffin cannot be the charming, seductive killer stalking the night, stealing women’s hearts...and lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This book portrays a true gothic novel!

  • By Kat in Hawaii on 01-09-19

This book portrays a true gothic novel!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-19

The plot is well written, bringing all to a wonderous conclusion.

The author is well talented in the gothic prose.
Although at times a bit long and tedious in words. Making a thought repetitive and extra long in sentences. Plot and story line was entralling.

One thing I did notice about this authors knowledge of this time period, is the true desolation and utter hopelessness and lack of choices in this time.

Women with few choices and horrific outcomes when tradegy does strike a family, especially women in this era.

In her previous books #1,3,4, and five - the practices of blood letting and the truly lack of cleanliness of physician practices are apalling!
Doctors in this time practiced ridiculous treatments to get rid of ill humors affecting the bodies and mind.
Medical practices back then was based on torture.

This time period treated women horribly and it's truly depressing that they managed to survive at all, with no rights.

I am pleased modern medicine has progressed beyond superstition and ill based facts.I

Thanks for a dark gothic story!
Also narration was done brilliantly! 5 stars!!

  • His Dark Kiss

  • By: Eve Silver
  • Narrated by: Eilidh Beaton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Emma Parrish accepts a position no one else dares, as governess to the son of Lord Anthony Craven, the castle’s dark master. The mystery of Anthony Craven’s shadowy past lurk behind the locked doors of the estate’s forbidden Round Tower. Mysterious lights flash there in the night. The servants whisper warnings of death. Anthony himself warns Emma there is only danger to be found in his sensual embrace. Powerfully drawn to the dangerously alluring Anthony, Emma finds herself unable to deny her deepest yearnings.  

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Horribly long boring book! Skip this one please.

  • By Kat in Hawaii on 01-07-19

Horribly long boring book! Skip this one please.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-19

Now I truly enjoyed two other books from this author with 5 stars, but for This one fell short repetitive, nothing but fanciful longing from the heroine from page one. An utter twit. I was irritated and truly bored!
This book could have been done in half the time it dragged on and on.
Definitely hated it.
Will be returning this audio book.
I read the authors first and 3 rd gothic novel i believe and they were fantastic!
This one, I noted just not up to par of the other dark gothic series!
Really disappointed!

  • Amaryllis

  • St. Helen’s Series, Book 1
  • By: Jayne Castle
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152

Amaryllis Lark is one of the best psychic detectives on St. Helen's, the Earth colony recently cut off from the mother planet, yet not so very different from home. Lucas Trent, the rugged head of Lodestar Exploration, isn't keen on the prim type - and from her crisp business suit to her cool evaluation of his request to bust a corporate thief, beautiful Amaryllis is excruciatingly proper. But when a bold hunch heats up into a twisting murder investigation, by-the-book Amaryllis must let her guard down and break some rules.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent start to this old series!!! Thank you!!!

  • By Kat in Hawaii on 12-11-18

Excellent start to this old series!!! Thank you!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-18

I have been requesting this series to be brought to the Audible format!!!! Numerous times. A++++++

I would love to thank Jayne Castle, aka J. A. Krentz for Finally bringing this series to Audible!!!😁😻😊😀

Finally, to my surprise, it is finally here and I have only 8 more days for book 2 - Zinnia on the Audible Format.

Still waiting for book 3 - Orchid, on Audible, to complete the 3 book start of one of Castle's paranormal series!!!

DON'T FORGET BRIDAL JITTERS and Charmed
on the Audible format, please.
PLEASE!!!!
👍💓💓💓
📖📲🎧

LOVED THE STORY, CHARACTERS AND THE TWISTS AND TURNS IN THIS PARANORMAL SUSPENSE!

AUDIBLE NARRATION WAS FANTASTIC!

Was wondering if Jayne Castle will write any more books to continue the Rain Shadow Series???

Or Anymore books to continue the Arcane Series?

I Really miss more books in the above mentioned book series!!
A hooked fan for life.
Also, I love Amanda quick books too.I



5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Out of the Dark

  • Falcon Securities, Book 1
  • By: Geri Foster
  • Narrated by: David Brenin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

After a Russian mission goes south, Falcon Securities agent John "Mac" McKinsey is stranded with assassins on his trail. His boss arranges for him to hitch a ride with the corporate attorney Emily Richards, who is in Russia as a mediator.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent..

  • By Trish R. on 04-23-16

Action, terror, suspense, and romance!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-18

No spoilers!!

I have to say that this book kept me listening till the very end. I could not put my audible kindle down.
The story starts in Russia to London to Texas, with non stop action, suspense, terror and romance.
Audible narration was done well.

Can't wait for the next in the series.
Want to listen to the other Falcon Security Agents and their stories!!!
I'm sure the author will not disappoint us listeners with more thrilling action, suspense, danger and romance.

Want to thank the author for the hours of listening pleasure, and a great romantic suspense!

  • Fatal Invasion

  • The Fatal Series, Book 13
  • By: Marie Force
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 176

A brutal home invasion. Two small, traumatized survivors who may have witnessed the horror. Lieutenant Sam Holland has never worked a case quite like this one, in which her eyewitnesses are five-year-old twins. But when Sam steps up in a big way for them, she risks her heart as much as her career. While Sam and her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano, go to battle in more ways than one for her tiny witnesses, her colleague Sergeant Tommy “Gonzo” Gonzales battles his own demons. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love This Series

  • By Lia on 02-14-19

Another smashing hit!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-30-18

Couldn't wait to listen to this new book in the series and it did not disappoint.
I could not put this book down and it had me on the edge of my seat.
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This book continues the romance, suspense and dangers faced by Sam, Nick, Scotty and their friends and families./>The characters are truly loveable and one can really relate to their continuing romance, hard homicide cases and the friends and family members who support and enrich the lives of all in this wonderful series!

Although the horrendous crimes that happened to people is mind boggling, the police solving the case is always amazingly done.

It's true in real life that people never recover from loosing people they love, or the hate, greed or insanity of the criminals in the world that perpetrate such
unspeakable crimes...

Narration was amazing!!

How long to the next audible release????
Can't wait!!!

WANT TO THANK MARIE FORCE FOR ANOTHER ENJOYABLE STORY!!! AND FOR THE HOURS OF LISTENING ENTERTAINMENT!
TRULY LOVE THIS SERIES AND ALL THE CHARACTERS!!!
Waiting for the next installment!!!

  • Girl in Trouble

  • Alex Mercer Thrillers, Book 1
  • By: Stacy Claflin
  • Narrated by: Rachel Dulude
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

Alex Mercer is no stranger to kidnappings. The emotional scars still run deep from his sister's disappearance years earlier. His daughter Ariana remains safe long after her adoption, and he cherishes the few times a year he gets to see her. The joy is palpable when he takes her on their first one-on-one outing. At least until he pauses to answer a text and Ariana disappears. Wracked with guilt and determined to find answers, Alex teams up with an unlikely ally at the police department.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Looking forward to the next in this new series...

  • By shelley on 03-24-18

Riviting, non stop thriller!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-25-18

I stumbled across this audio book and wow what an on the edge of your seat thriller. Characters well developed and real. Narration was amazing.
Only thing bad was the involvement of the fbi??? Really? That truly shocked me and came across as unlikely??? Really???
Well, it is still an amazing start to a series.
Can't wait to listen to the next book.
Want to thank the author for hours of nail biting enjoyment. Love a truly gifted writer!

  • Paradox: An FBI Thriller, Book 22

  • By: Catherine Coulter
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews, Renee Raudman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 941
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 849
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 841

Chief Ty Christie of Willicott, Maryland, witnesses a murder at dawn from the deck of her cottage on Lake Massey. When dragging the lake, not only do the divers find the murder victim, they also discover dozens of bones. Even more shocking is the identification of a unique belt buckle found among the bones. Working together with Chief Christie, Savich and Sherlock soon discover a frightening connection between the bones and the escaped psychopath. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A grain of salt...or a tablespoon

  • By Kate on 08-02-18

Actually not a bad plot

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-18

Finally the last 3 books and this one are back on track with the Sherlock and Savich series!!

  • The Truth About Love

  • The Cynster Novels, Book 12
  • By: Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by: Matthew Brenher
  • Length: 16 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

Bold, passionate, and possessive, the Cynster men let nothing stand in their way when it comes to claiming the women of their hearts. Gerrard Debbington, Vane Cynster's brother-in-law, is one of London's most eligible gentlemen. Uninterested in marriage, his driving passion is to paint the fabled gardens of Lord Tregonning's Hellebore Hall, an opportunity that is now at hand - if Gerrard agrees to create an honest portrait of Tregonning's daughter as well.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I totally miss Simon Prebble

  • By Loniandaj on 04-19-17

Very good book.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-18

I really have enjoyed the Cynster series. This book had romance, suspense and a good conclusion.

The narrator did a good job on the voices.
In the the first Cynster novels, read by Simon P., the matriarch of the Cynster clan
had a French accent. This accent was forgotten by the current narrator, which was a disappointment. I'm not sure if the current narrator has ever listened to the beginning of the series?
I don't appreciate it, when the narrator is changed during the series and the accents and voices change from what you are used to hearing. It leads to inconsistencies when the characters reappear in a future book in the series and sound totally different.

I realize it's not always possible to keep the same narrator for a 15 book series.
I just wish the new narrators would go back to the beginning books and listen to how the reappearing character's voices were portrayed by the previous narrators to keep it consistent.
This narrator still did a good job.

The one thing I have noticed with this series is the repetition of the lead female characters who keep saying "I'm not going to marry you". The repetition seems to be a theme in the cynsters novels and gets annoying when the pages go on and on about it. A lot of time spent on this repetition drags the story down throughout each novel in the series.

Still a fan of Stephanie Laurens.

The author did an amazing job on the extensive family tree which was done for the Cynster series and the others books that are connected to the Cynster Clan.

  • When Day Breaks

  • A KGI Novel, Book 9
  • By: Maya Banks
  • Narrated by: Adam Paul
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426

The Kelly Group International (KGI): A super-elite, top secret, family-run business. Qualifications: High intelligence, rock-hard body, military background. Mission: Hostage/kidnap victim recovery. Intelligence gathering. Handling jobs the U.S. government can't.... Eden is said to be one of the most beautiful women in the world. Her face has graced countless magazines and her body has sold millions of dollars of clothing. But her fame and beauty has earned her more than she ever imagined. Evil is stalking her, determined to extinguish the ethereal beauty forever.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • DISAPPOINTMENT on an otherwise splendid series!

  • By Artkeep on 09-07-14

Big disappointment!!!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-21-18

This story was very slow, unrealistic, and boring. I was so very disappointed in this story. Out of all the KGI series, this one was the worst one ever written. Very slow,
Boring, sappy and just well uninteresting!

I have loved all the other stories about the KGI team members, but I honestly don't know what M. Banks was thinking when this one was penned.

I would say don't waste your time on this one. I was so disappointed. This story was so slow, unrealistic and really could have had a better back story and action. This book lacks what the other KGI series have which is fast paced action, fear, adventure and of course a great love story!!!

Not to offend anyone, but this is just my honest opinion. Like I said before, this story just lacked everything to make it a great KGI experience.

Now all the other KGI books in the series are awesome!!! And I would highly recommend them. Just not this one book. A dud!! Skip it and you won't miss a thing.

Also, I did not like the narration done by Adam Paul. All the voices of the other team members, we're different from the previous audio versions of them speaking. Ruined the experience!!! Keep the original person who did the other books.

I wish M. Banks would rewrite this story, but I guess it really doesn't matter now.

P.S. Keep up the great JOB on the KGI Series M. Banks---- Just love all the other books in this series. Aloha