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M. C. Reed

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  • Here Witchy Witchy Box Set One

  • By: A. L. Kessler
  • Narrated by: Kerri McCann
  • Length: 21 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Agent Abigail Collins of the Paranormal Investigations Bureau takes on all the paranormal cases the police can’t handle. If she's called in, then you know something strange and deadly has happened. Through magic, murder, and mayhem, Abby seeks answers to the one case that she could never break-the death of her parents. Follow Abby as she uncovers the truth hidden in the lies of the world she lives in.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Please find another narrator

  • By M. C. Reed on 10-16-18

Please find another narrator

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

I enjoyed the subject and plot of this book. It treated vampires and werewolves as interesting people rather than relying extensively on excruciating details about their transformations and gory feeding habits. I love stories about witches, but normally do not like to read about vampires and werewolves. The story carried them rather than vice versa. That said, however, the narration was stiff and over precise. The vampires all sounded like they were from Transylvania and several times words were incorrectly placed ie: the arm and hand remains were interchanged once as well as Rachel and Martha's names. And the pronunciation of "werewolf" was almost enough to make me stop listening. Fortunately. the story carried me through. However, I may not read more unless they change the narrator.

  • A Dangerous Talent

  • By: Charlotte Elkins, Aaron Elkins
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,202
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,084
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,085

From the outside, Alix London appears to have it all. Unfortunately for Alix, what you see isn’t exactly what you get. A brilliant, once-promising art student, the daughter of a prominent New York art conservator, Alix and her world were left in ruins when her father went to prison for art forgery. Then she meets Christine Lemay, a novice art collector with deep pockets and a handle on a recently discovered painting by American master Georgia O’Keeffe. Chris needs the painting authenticated....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I enjoyed this

  • By Constance Jenkins on 09-11-17

Narration could have been better.

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

Reviewed: 10-25-17

This story was different than many mysteries I've read- maybe because I don't read many about art. The story line was good, however I figured out the murderer halfway through the book- no surprises here! The narrator created the voices of the characters well. And although she is the only narrator I've found who pronounced forte correctly, her very precise diction was quite off-putting. eg; going to the store instead of going t' the store. This made it sound as if english was her second or third language instead of her first.

  • Furious

  • Faith McMann, Book 1
  • By: T. R. Ragan
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,476
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,206

Faith McMann comes home to a nightmare: her husband is killed and her son and daughter are taken. Although the intruders leave her for dead, she survives. Crippling grief and fear for her children make life unbearable. Until her anguish turns to anger...and she trades victimhood for vengeance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • furious

  • By Diana Hart 33 on 04-25-16

good story, robotic narration

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

Reviewed: 09-24-16

Any additional comments?

The plot was pretty good, although a horrific topic. There was only one scene that was hard to bear. I knew the end was going to be unresolved, so that didn't bother me and I will listen to the follow-up books if they are offered on sale. However, I really did not like the narration. It was almost computer-like, having a very static modulation. Every word had almost the same inflection including unimportant prepositions such as "for" and especially "to." Very little emotion in the voice. I would not buy a book with her narration again unless on sale.

  • Trust No One

  • X-Files, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Maberry - editor/author
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot, Hillary Huber
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,564
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,433
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,428

We all want to believe. The truth is still out there. The X-Files have been reopened. IDW Publishing and series creator Chris Carter have authorized new investigations into the weird, the strange, and the mysterious. New York Times best-selling author and multiple Bram Stoker Award winner Jonathan Maberry brings together some of today's top storytellers for a series of anthologies featuring all-new stories from the X-Files. Scully and Mulder continue their journey into darkness as they face aliens, monsters, shadow governments, and twisted conspiracies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mulder and Scully are at it again

  • By Diana Hart 33 on 11-23-15

More please!

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

Reviewed: 02-16-16

A great read for x-file devotees. My only criticism is that Scully's voice was uncharacteristically whiney by some readers.

  • First Grave on the Right

  • Charley Davidson, Book 1
  • By: Darynda Jones
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,326
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,307

A smashing, award-winning debut novel that introduces Charley Davidson: part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper. Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light”. But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life...and it turns out he might not be dead after all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great choice for Stephanie, Lorelai or Buffy fans!

  • By Austin gal on 03-07-12

Different

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

Reviewed: 12-19-15

Interesting premise, good humor but sex scenes too long and unnecessary. Why do authors think they have to muck up a story with this stuff?

  • The Accidental Alchemist

  • By: Gigi Pandian
  • Narrated by: Julia Motyka
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,928
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,637
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,617

Unpacking her belongings in her new hometown of Portland, Oregon, herbalist and reformed alchemist Zoe Faust can't help but notice she's picked up a stowaway. Dorian Robert-Houdin is a living, breathing three-and-half-foot gargoyle - not to mention a master of French cuisine - and he needs Zoe's expertise to decipher a centuries-old text. Zoe, who's trying to put her old life behind her, isn't so sure she wants to reopen her alchemical past... until the dead man on her porch leaves her no choice.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I get it....you're vegan.

  • By Alia E Smith on 05-22-17

A great find

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

Reviewed: 08-11-15

I loved this book and hope for many more in the series. While some reviewers complained that the references to the vegan cooking were too numerous, I enjoyed them and would love to know if the recipes are accurate. As an avid herb gardener, I also loved all the references to teas and concoctions and wonder about their accuracy as well. I did notice the minor repetitiveness that other reviewers mentioned- repeated references to facts already clearly established and unnecessary a second or third time. This seemed to be an editor's failing, though, not the author's. As an "older" reader, I find that books these days have more and more editing issues.
The reader was great. Just the right amount of inflection, rich tone and good differences between characters.
I think the author has given herself many options for more in the series. She can go forward in the main characters life OR return to a time previous in the her
300 year history.
I'm looking forward to many more in the series.

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  • All the Light We Cannot See

  • A Novel
  • By: Anthony Doerr
  • Narrated by: Zach Appelman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,852
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,189

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is 12, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Afraid to Write a "Less-Than-Positive" Review

  • By Elizabeth on 08-06-14

Great story, confusing timeline

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

Reviewed: 02-18-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If I hadn't been recommended this book, I might not have continued after the first few chapters. The story doesn't grab you till later on. There's a lot of historical war talk at first, but it's worth plugging on.

  • A Trail Through Time

  • The Chronicles of St. Mary's, Book 4
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,366
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,138

"St Mary's is back and is facing a battle to survive in this, the fourth installment of the Chronicles. Max and Leon are re-united and looking forward to a peaceful lifetime together. But, sadly, they don't even make it to lunchtime. The action races from 17th century London to Ancient Egypt and from Pompeii to 14th century Southwark as they're pursued up and down the timeline.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Anther Adventure with the Timetraveling Historians

  • By Linda on 01-26-15

This story renews with each book!

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

Reviewed: 01-11-15

I keep thinking there can be no more to tell, but even though the main characters have no peace in their relationship, they keep going like the energizer bunny- more lives than you can imagine!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful