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  • Back to War

  • The Corps Justice Series, Book 1
  • By: C. G. Cooper
  • Narrated by: Daniel Dorse
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

In a bloody gang initiation gone wrong, Former Marine Staff Sergeant Cal Stokes simultaneously loses his fiancé and is thrust into America's unforgiving criminal underbelly. Never one to back down, the Navy Cross winner is forced to use the skills honed in the Marines along with the assets of his deceased father's company, Stokes Security International (S.S.I.), to track down his enemy and penetrate the world of his enemy. He must seek his own brand of justice... Corps Justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Marianne on 07-07-18

Who found this narrator?

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

Reviewed: 09-30-17

No idea if the story is even worth listening to. The narrator is comically horrible. This is the first time I have ever felt like this. I can't listen. Try again with a new narrator as my neighbor says these are the best books in ages. Just can't take the narration.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Grave Witch

  • Alex Craft Series, Book 1
  • By: Kalayna Price
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,088
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 942
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 946

Not even death can save her now. As a grave witch, Alex Craft can speak to the dead---she's even on good terms with Death himself. As a consultant for the police, she's seen a lot of dark magic, but nothing has prepared her for her latest case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Story Narrator needs alot more practice

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-06-11

One of those, "It can, and will, get worse!" books

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

Reviewed: 09-17-15

I liked this story. The Fae, Death himself, and a tangled web of treachery! AWESOME! This was a fun ride! Nice start to a series. I did give it only 4 stars for the following reasons:

The author wrote a fun story, but I really got tired of the main character, Alex's, proclivity towards unnecessary secrecy. I wanted these great characters to all come together to help Alex overcome some really scary problems. It was a good story, but it felt a little like the story lacked traction as great characters were prevented from contributing as Alex remained tight lipped.

All that said, it was a fun ride and I will try the second book in the series in hopes that Alex brings the cast of great characters together for a chance to really contribute, because that would be so fun.

  • My Life as a White Trash Zombie

  • By: Diana Rowland
  • Narrated by: Allison McLemore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,694
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,364

Teenage delinquent Angel Crawford lives with her redneck father in the swamps of southern Louisiana. She's a high school dropout, addicted to drugs and alcohol, and has a police record a mile long. But when she's made into a zombie after a car crash, her addictions disappear, except for her all-consuming need to stay "alive".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly "brainy"

  • By Tango on 08-03-13

Way more fun than I thought it would be!

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

Reviewed: 03-27-14

So, I picked this audio up based on the narrators favorites, as posted by Audible. The narrator, Allison McLemore, said that this was her favorite, and let me tell you, I WOULD NEVER HAVE PICKED IT OUT OTHERWISE! I am so thankful I did. These are well written, fun stories. Great characters, flaws and all, bring this together and make the story come to life. By the end of the first book I was hooked, and I just bought the third book in the series. This is a great break from the ordinary, and leaves me wanting more!

  • The Gray Man

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,980
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,247
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,226

Court Gentry is known as The Gray Man - a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, and then fading away. And he always hits his target. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness. Now, he is going to prove that for him, there's no gray area between killing for a living-and killing to stay alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Action packed, edge of your seat "page-turner"

  • By Jason Spencer on 09-01-10

Great Characters

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

Reviewed: 01-30-14

I am such a sucker for the tough, intelligent spy/assassin/killer who is moral but dark. This book is about The Grey Man, who is such a character. He kills and is haunted by the bad things he does, but only does them to bad people. And in this story we see other good people reduced to treachery because of terrible circumstances. In the end, the story wraps up with a very satisfying conclusion. If I had one complaint, it was the epilogue. Not my favorite part. Overall, I highly recommend the book. Cheers!

  • Bloody Jack

  • By: L.A. Meyer
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,828
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,213

Life as a ship's boy aboard HMS Dolphin is a dream come true for Jacky Faber. Gone are the days of scavenging for food and fighting for survival on the streets of 18th-century London. Instead, Jacky is becoming a skilled and respected sailor as the crew pursues pirates on the high seas. There's only one problem: Jacky is a girl. And she will have to use every bit of her spirit, wit, and courage to keep the crew from discovering her secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sometimes it clicks

  • By Terry on 12-09-09

Fun story!!

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

Reviewed: 11-14-13

Well, one of the reviewers stated that this is a fun story even though the gentleman is over 40 years old... much like Harry Potter. Well, it's a fun ride. The first story in the series was really entertaining and I did enjoy it. It is no where near Harry Potter in the immersive power, but once again, Katherine Kellgren brings this thing to life. She is really that good.

The basic story is that of a girl, a street urchin in London, who breaks out and has some crazy adventures onboard ships in the British Navy in the early 1800s. The main character, Jackie, is clever and comes up with some fun answers to some pretty tense troubles. Like I said, I enjoyed this book like I enjoy an occasional piece of cheese pizza, but the narrator makes this audiobook a good, solid, pepperoni with mushrooms and olives... good enough to eat!!!

Cheers!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Witch

  • The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,746
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,303

With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. From her maternal grandmother, she learned where to find both: a land of lush forests, dazzling lakes, and centuries-old legends. Ireland. County Mayo, to be exact. Where her ancestors’ blood and magic have flowed through generations - and where her destiny awaits.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Turn the volume down!

  • By J. Gilbert on 10-30-13

Excellent narration!!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-09-13

I read the reviews for this book and I think these people are trying to get Katherine Kellgren's job! Katherine does a great job of bringing this book to life, and thank you for that!! This story is a very entertaining story, and if slightly formulaic, it is fleshed out very well with very likable characters and some great bad guys.

The story is one of an American going to Ireland and becoming lost in the land, the people, her family and the magic that runs deep in her family. The terrible curse on her bloodline forces a core group of characters to work together and trust one another. There are witches, wonderful animals, beautiful and intelligent women, and strong, hard working men, and all finally meld into a team. There are more books to come in this series, so the ending leaves you wanting more, but the story is well worth the listen.

I want to finish with more props to Katherine Kellgren. People said she mixes up types of English accents and gets too loud and whatever else... NONSENSE!! This lady is amazing. If you want sedate and mellow, go listen to other books. If you want emotion, tension and excellent characters brought to life, this is a great job of narrating. I can hardly listen to some of the other books I have waiting now. KATHERINE, YOU'VE RUINED ME WITH YOUR GREAT WORK!!!!!!!

  • The Cuckoo's Calling

  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,061
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,017
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,023

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievable debut mystery set in London

  • By Tracey on 05-26-13

This needs to be a series!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-12-13

I really want more Strike!

The funny thing is that I listened to the book on a whim, really liked it, and did a web search for the author to see if there was more! So, JK Rowling can write. The book is well written and the characters are really interesting, fun and well developed. That's what we expect from Ms. Rowling... no wonder she was trying to fly under the radar!

This story does not disappoint! Now, do we get 7 years of Strike? Seems only fair!

Cheers!

  • Naked

  • The Blackstone Affair, Book 1
  • By: Raine Miller
  • Narrated by: Grace Grant, Shane East
  • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,149
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,151

Brynne Bennett has left scandal in her past and is living the good life. An American grad student at the University of London and part-time photographic model, she's getting back on track with lots of hard work and focus on a career in art conservation. When London businessman Ethan Blackstone buys her nude portrait, he wants to possess more than just her image. He wants Brynne in his bed, serving him in every way possible. He has no trouble voicing his desires, and he isn't taking no for an answer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!!!!! I'm speechless.

  • By BluBumbleB on 06-03-13

BRITISH ACCENT!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-08-13

Once again, Grace Grant is a great narrator in her native language. While this story is fun, the shifting and evolving effort at a British accent just killed it for me. Sorry. Just can't do this one.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Iced

  • A Dani O' Malley Novel, Book 1
  • By: Karen Marie Moning
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross
  • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,654
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,407
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,416

Dani "Mega" O’Malley plays by her own set of rules - and in a world overrun by Dark Fae, her biggest rule is: Do what it takes to survive. Possessing rare talents and the all-powerful Sword of Light, Dani is more than equipped for the task. In fact, she’s one of the few humans who can defend themselves against the Unseelie. But now, amid the pandemonium, her greatest gifts have turned into serious liabilities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dude, It exceeded my expectations

  • By Katheryne on 12-02-12

Start with an accent!!

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

Reviewed: 08-08-13

Seriously, if the main character has an Irish accent, get someone who can do the accent. This story is lost in a shifting and really bad accent. Natalie Ross is a fine narrator, but she was pushed off a cliff in this effort.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • A Modern Witch

  • A Modern Witch, Book 1
  • By: Debora Geary
  • Narrated by: Martha Harmon Pardee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,531
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,377
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,401

Lauren is downtown Chicago's youngest elite realtor. She's also a witch. She must be - the fetching spell for Witches' Chat isn't supposed to make mistakes. So says the woman who coded the spell, at least. The tall, dark, and handsome guy sent to assess her is a witch too (and no, that doesn't end the way you might think). What he finds in Lauren will change lives, mess with a perfectly good career, and require lots of ice cream therapy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect antidote for vampire & zombie overdoses

  • By ShySusan on 08-05-13

A heart warming story!

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

Reviewed: 08-02-13

Well, the last few books I listened to were pretty much slash and pow books. I was ready to hear a nice story. These books are all about home, love, acceptance and making the world a better place through magic and family. While the story is predictable and not the classic romance novel, it is great at taking you to a place where very lovable characters struggle to find their way, and in the end do, with the help of great friends and family.

Hey, they are a bit predictable and corny, but Ms. Geary tells a sweet story with plenty of excitement, and parts of it are really a fun ride! And it did help me recover from the Kaboom books I mentioned above! Cheers!