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  • Poison Princess

  • Arcana Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Kresley Cole
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin, Keith Nobbs
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,038
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,036

She could save the world - or destroy it. Sixteen-year-old Evangeline 'Evie' Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future - and they're still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux. But she can't do either alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great new series (for teens and adults too!)

  • By Marc on 10-09-12

Best book I have listened to in a long time

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

Reviewed: 10-09-12

Would you listen to Poison Princess again? Why?

Yes it was such a great book I would absolutely re-listen

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jack, he is such a stron (and hot!) character

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

yes i loved it, best book I have listened to in a while. Really great story and characters. I cannot what for book 2!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Magic Strikes

  • Kate Daniels, Book 3
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renée Raudman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,863
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,326

Drafted into working for the Order of Merciful Aid, mercenary Kate Daniels has more paranormal problems than she knows what to do with. But when Kate's werewolf friend Derek is discovered nearly dead, she must confront her greatest challenge yet. As her investigation leads her to the Midnight Games---an invitation-only, no-holds-barred, ultimate preternatural fighting tournament---she and Curran, the Beast Lord, uncover a dark plot that may forever alter the face of Atlanta's shapeshifting community.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Listen!!

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-11-09

Love this series

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

Reviewed: 07-26-12

This series just gets better and better. Hurry up Audible and get the next book!

  • Magic Burns

  • Kate Daniels, Book 2
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renée Raudman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,850
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,301

When Kate sets out to retrieve a set of stolen maps for the Pack, Atlanta's paramilitary clan of shapeshifters, she quickly realizes much more is at stake. During a flare, gods and goddesses can manifest and battle for power. The stolen maps are only the opening gambit in an epic tug-of-war between two gods hoping for rebirth. And if Kate can't stop the cataclysmic showdown, the city may not survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series and the narrator is fine.

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-02-09

Loving this series

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

Reviewed: 07-03-12

I wasn't sure when I bought the first book but it really is a great story! Kate is a fantastic character and I love, love the developing relationship between Kate and Curren.

  • Unholy Ghosts

  • Downside Ghosts, Book 1
  • By: Stacia Kane
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 639
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 512
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 511

In a future world under attack from the undead, the powerful Church of Real Truth, in charge since the government fell, has sworn to reimburse citizens being harassed by the deceased. Consequently, there are many false claims of hauntings from those hoping to profit. Enter Chess Putnam, a fully-tattooed witch and freewheeling ghost hunter. She’s got a real talent for nailing human liars and banishing the wicked dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not for the faint of heart

  • By T. Hernandez on 04-21-11

Great new (to me) series

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

Reviewed: 06-08-12

I really enjoyed this series.

The narrator does a fantastic job and the story is very compelling. Can wait to hear more about Chess and Terrible.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Fault in Our Stars

  • By: John Green
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,479
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,573

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Poignant Story

  • By AudioAddict on 04-25-13

Loved this book

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

Reviewed: 05-23-12

I really loved this book. The idea behind the book was really clever and moving. I loved the relationship between Hazel and Augustus.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Just Like Heaven

  • By: Julia Quinn
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,056
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,056

Honoria Smythe-Smith is: A) a really bad violinist; B) still miffed at being nicknamed "Bug" as a child; C) not in love with her older brother's best friend, D) all of the above.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable!

  • By Cathy on 08-30-11

Really cute book

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

Reviewed: 05-23-12

Love Rosalyn Landor and this was a pretty good book. I loved finding out about Honoria and the musical group. I laughed out loud a few times in this book. It is just a light read so don't expect too much but it was very enjoyable.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • What Happens in London

  • By: Julia Quinn
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,093
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 809
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 810

When Olivia Bevelstoke is told that her new neighbor may have killed his fiancée, she doesn't believe it for a second, but, still, how can she help spying on him, just to be sure? So she stakes out a spot near her bedroom window, cleverly concealed by curtains, watches, and waits . . . and discovers a most intriguing man, who is definitely up to something. Sir Harry Valentine works for the boring branch of the War Office, translating documents vital to national security.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Donna on 09-27-09

Great and funny book

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

Reviewed: 05-23-12

Love Rosalyn Landor and this was a good book. I really liked Olivia as a character.
there were some confusing parts of the book and a few plot holes but overall I enjoyed it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • No Rest for the Wicked: Immortals After Dark, Book 3

  • By: Kresley Cole
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,804
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,591
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,599

Centuries ago, Sebastian Wroth was turned into a vampire - a nightmare in his mind - against his will. Burdened with hatred and alone for ages, he sees little reason to live - until an exquisite, fey creature comes to kill him, inadvertently saving him instead. When Kaderin the Cold Hearted lost her two beloved sisters to a vampire attack long ago, a benevolent force deadened her sorrow - accidentally extinguishing all of her emotions. Yet whenever she encounters Sebastian, her feelings emerge multiplied.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I LOVE THIS SERIES!!

  • By Lupdilup on 04-17-12

Love this series!

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

Reviewed: 05-23-12

I can't wait for Audible to get the rest of this series. It is addictive reading, funny and great characters.

The narrator does a great job but I found the female voices a little difficult to listen to at times, I think that would be my only critisim of this book.

Hurry up Audible!

  • Tiger's Voyage

  • Tiger's Curse, Book 3
  • By: Colleen Houck
  • Narrated by: Annika Boras
  • Length: 19 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 646
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 565
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571

With the head-to-head battle against the villainous Lokesh behind her, Kelsey confronts a new heartbreak: in the wake of his traumatic experience, her beloved Ren no longer remembers who she is. As the trio continues their quest by challenging five cunning and duplicitous dragons, Ren and Kishan once more vie for her affections--leaving Kelsey more confused than ever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Big-Time Quest Adventure and Heartbreaking Emotion

  • By Arwen on 04-18-12

Love this series and can't wait for the next book!

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

Reviewed: 11-29-11

I really love this series, I was left desperately wanting more after the last book and this one totally met my expectations. The level of detail is incredible, it is just amazing to think that the author came up with every detail in the book! I love the different myths and the stories, they really make the book so interesting. These characters are so well developed and although the language can be a little cheesy at times I just love them all. I adore the love triangle between the two brothers and Kelsey and can’t even imagine what will happen in the end. The narrator does a great job also.

My only criticism with the book is:

1. Ren's turnaround on Kelsey. At the end of the last book he couldn't stand to be near to her and then within a few chapters he is falling in love with her again?! I just couldn't believe it. It was all too easy and convenient.

2. Kishan was the total bad boy character, he and Kelsey had such great chemistry (the scene in the pool anyone?!) but he was so boring in this book. He lost all his personality and wasn't interesting at all. I find Ren a little too perfect (Mr Superman) but I really disliked what happened to Kishan in this book.

Oh and if I have to hear Kelsey say "the man I love" one more time I think I will scream!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone

  • By: Laini Taylor
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

In general, Karou has managed to keep her two lives in balance. On the one hand, she's a 17-year-old art student in Prague; on the other, errand-girl to a monstrous creature who is the closest thing she has to family. Raised half in our world, half in 'Elsewhere', she has never understood Brimstone's dark work - buying teeth from hunters and murderers - nor how she came into his keeping. She is a secret even to herself, plagued by the sensation that she isn't whole.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Original story idea, not enough chemistry

  • By Jodie on 11-29-11

Original story idea, not enough chemistry

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

Reviewed: 11-29-11

I really liked the premise for this book. The mystery of the teeth and why Karous is running the mysterious errands is enough to keep you hooked but ultimately I didn't....



SPOILER



... buy into the chemistry between Karou and Akiva. There just wasn't enough to it and I found that I didn't care enough about their relationship. I would also have loved to hear more about Karou's other family but there just wasn't enough details on this either.

I really liked Karou as a character, she was interesting and brave but otherwise I don't know if I will bother with the next book. This book just didn't draw me in enough.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful