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Coral Del Mar

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  • One More Summer

  • By: Liz Flaherty
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 183

Grace has taken care of her widowed father her entire adult life and the ornery old goat has finally died. She has no job, no skills and very little money, and has heard her father's prediction that no decent man would ever want her so often she accepts it as fact.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Praise this Author

  • By Claudia on 04-11-13

Can you say TEARJERKER?

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

Reviewed: 10-04-13

Can you say tear-jerker?!! This book just pulled on my heartstrings over and over again. It is very well-written and full of layers, but boohoo how happy-sad and sad-sad and devastating at times. I loved all the love and friendship everyone experienced. The friendship between Grace and Promise was inspiring and beautiful, because let's face it, some of our friends ARE our soulmates!

  • On Dublin Street

  • By: Samantha Young
  • Narrated by: Paula Costello
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,036
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,024

Jocelyn Butler has been hiding from her past for years. But all her secrets are about to be laid bare.... Four years ago, Jocelyn left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Scotland, burying her grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without attachments. Her solitary life is working well - until she moves into a new apartment on Dublin Street where she meets a man who shakes her carefully guarded world to its core.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An emotional journey...

  • By SIMARA on 05-25-13

The narrator is PHENOMENAL

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

Reviewed: 07-22-13

Joss, the main character is an enraging mixture of pain and hardheadedness that makes you want to punch her and give her a hug at the same time. I loved the characters and how Edinburgh is described - almost making you feel like you've settled in cozily. It is a passionate and emotional story which I recommend to anyone who wants a beautiful, solid romance.

  • The Hypnotist

  • By: Lars Kepler
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 766
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 631
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 632

Tumba, Sweden. A triple homicide—all the victims from the same family—captivates Detective Inspector Joona Linna. The killer is at large, and it appears that the elder sister of the family escaped the carnage; it seems only a matter of time until she, too, is murdered. But where can Linna begin? The only surviving witness is the boy whose mother, father, and little sister were killed before his eyes. He has suffered more than 100 knife wounds and lapsed into a state of shock. He’s in no condition to be questioned....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Suspense for suspense's sake

  • By Watson on 07-09-11

Creepy nail biter

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

Reviewed: 02-19-13

Wow, so many stories within one book. Everything so convoluted, but not in a negative way. Very intense. If you like excellently written nail biters then read this book!

  • Raising Stony Mayhall

  • By: Daryl Gregory
  • Narrated by: David Marantz
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,432
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,283
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,286

In 1968, after the first zombie outbreak, Wanda Mayhall and her three young daughters discover the body of a teenage mother during a snowstorm. Wrapped in the woman's arms is a baby - stone-cold, not breathing, and without a pulse. But then his eyes open and look up at Wanda, and he begins to move.The family hides the child - whom they name Stony - rather than turn him over to authorities who would destroy him. Against all scientific reason, the undead boy begins to grow....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Pacifist Zombie Tries to Keep It Together

  • By Jefferson on 06-09-12

Dystopian cultured living dead world

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

Reviewed: 02-19-13

Dystopian cultured living dead world. A humanitarian zombie protagonist. Great read. I loved how they made all these Iowa jokes and a big chunk of the story was centered in a sleepy Iowa town. Love Iowa! Anyways, there were many layers and backstories. The whole narrative was creative and inventive. I had never read a zombie book where zombies were just dead humans.

If you like post-apocalyptic fantasy with a good variety of characters you should definitely read this.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Darkness Dawns

  • Immortal Guardians Series #1
  • By: Dianne Duvall
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,934
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,580
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,589

Once, Sarah Bingham's biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded stranger, she's landed in the middle of a battle between corrupt vampires and powerful immortals who also need blood to survive. Roland Warbrook is the most compelling man Sarah has ever laid hands on. But his desire for her is mingled with a hunger he can barely control...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Luscious, Enthralling & Sensual w/o being porn

  • By Linda on 08-16-11

Action-packed and Passionate!

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

Reviewed: 02-04-13

This book surprised me. It was very well-written and the female protagonist kicked butt. Male characters were not cartoonish versions of masculinity. Instead, they showed vulnerability with strength, acceptance with viciousness. I thought it was fast-paced enough that it entertained me from start to finish. I loved how the main characters bonded by talking about their love of natural or fresh food. I also liked how there was a good balance of women and men where neither was portrayed as stronger or more useful than the other one. I must read the next one, I want to know where the mystery woman comes from!

  • Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye

  • Psychic Eye Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Victoria Laurie
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Michaels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,472
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,040
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,032

Abby Cooper is a P.I., psychic intuitive. But her insight failed her when she didn't foresee the death of one of her clients - or that the lead investigator for the case is the gorgeous blind date she just met. Now, with the police suspicious of her abilities and a killer on the loose, Abby's future looks more uncertain than ever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • review of Abby Cooper series

  • By Roger on 03-11-10

Friendly neighborhood clairvoyant

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

Reviewed: 01-11-13

This book was suspenseful, yet fun. I love Abby's spunk and how independent she is. It was cute but nailbiting at times.

  • Driving Mr. Dead

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,508
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,037
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,035

Miranda Puckett has failed at every job she’s ever had. Her mother just wants her to come home, join the family law firm, and settle down with Jason, the perfect lawyer boyfriend. But when Jason turns out to be a lying cheater, Miranda seizes on a job that gets her out of town: long-distance vampire transportation. Her first assignment is to drive vampire Collin Sutherland from Washington to sleepy Half Moon Hollow without incident—no small feat for a woman whom trouble seems to follow like a faithful hound dog!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Molly Harper can't write fast enough for me!!!!

  • By d.e.matthews on 01-14-12

Just read anything from this author, please!

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

Reviewed: 12-20-12

Another hit for Molly Harper! It is packed with the wit, snark, suspense ans romance that we know and love. Fascinating and a great bridge to Iris and her story (in a separate book.)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Darkest Night

  • Lords of the Underworld, Book 1
  • By: Gena Showalter
  • Narrated by: Max Bellmore
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,549
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,665
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,671

All her life, Ashlyn Darrow has been tormented by voices from the past. To end the nightmare, she has come to Budapest seeking help from men rumored to have supernatural abilities, not knowing she'll be swept into the arms of Maddox, their most dangerous member - a man trapped in a hell of his own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • sexy.....

  • By Patsy G. on 12-21-09

Hot and Steamy Series

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

Reviewed: 12-20-12

It reminded me of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Hot, masculine warriors working against the bad guys. The description of the castle/fort and the city below were breathtaking. It didn't hook me immediately, but it grew on me. I may read the second one to see what happens.

  • Never Less Than a Lady

  • By: Mary Jo Putney
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 315

RITA Award-winning, New York Times best-selling author Mary Jo Putney is justly celebrated as a master of the Regency romance. Here Alexander Randall is the last heir to the Earl of Daventry and he must find himself a bride. His prayers are answered in the form of distressed midwife Julia Bancroft. But though their union would benefit both parties, Julia is reluctant to surrender her heart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Avoids the Cliches of the Genre

  • By Joki on 07-17-13

Classy female lead

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

Reviewed: 12-20-12

This book had a strong, but delicate female lead. It is a Historical Romance and has many elements of that. It caters to many readers. It was passionate and romantic. I enjoyed it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone

  • By: Laini Taylor
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,632
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,300
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,318

Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war. Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages - not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Writing, Mediocre Romance

  • By FanB14 on 05-24-12

This book was like a kaleidoscope for my senses

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

Reviewed: 12-20-12

What did you love best about Daughter of Smoke and Bone?

EVERYTHING! The depth and breadth of the world Laini Taylor created had me awestruck from start to finish.

What did you like best about this story?

Every single character was rich and colorful. The story and characters melded together and formed a rich tapestry.

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

Never, but she is WAY up there on my list of favorite narrators.

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

YES! I could not wait to go back to this world.

Any additional comments?

This book may be labeled as YA, but believe me, it is not just for Young Adults. This book is a novel that happens to have a teenage main character. If you like colorful, exciting, magical and compelling narratives then read this. Loved it loved it loved it!