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  • Cassandra's Challenge

  • The Imperial Series, Book 1
  • By: M.K. Eidem
  • Narrated by: Ian Gordon, Jennifer Gill, Jess Friedman, and others
  • Length: 22 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,005
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,001

Cassandra Chamberlain has always stood out. It's hard not to at 6'1" and 165 pounds, with jet black hair and sapphire blue eyes. And if that isn't enough, she is also brilliant, graduating from Harvard at 15, teaching at MIT at 19, and up for the prestigious Magellan Award at 25. She's never really fit in. Not with her peers, not with her contemporaries, only with her family. But everything changes when the Earth is attacked, and Cassandra and her niece, Victoria, are the only survivors. Suddenly the smartest woman on the planet has to relearn everything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Story And Performance!

  • By Cheri on 06-24-16

Great story. Great narration

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

Reviewed: 09-04-16

I've become a great fan of M K Eidem and this book didn't disappoint. The story tells of a young woman and her 10yr old niece who have to come to terms with the loss of their entire family and whole planet. How they form a new life and bring a long term traitor to justice.

They have several narrators doing the story but it really works. Can't wait for the next one.

  • Tristan's Lyceum Wolves

  • Immortals of New Orleans, Book 3
  • By: Kym Grosso
  • Narrated by: Ryan West
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 850
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 783
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 782

Charismatic and powerful Lyceum Wolves' Alpha, Tristan Livingston, is out for revenge after a devastating attack on his pack. Not only did he survive a building collapse, he orchestrated the rebuild of his chic, state-of-the-art nightclub within a week. Determined to mete out justice, he rescues a beautiful witness who may be the key to helping him find the perpetrators.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FROM BEGINNING TO END IT WAS GRRRRREAT

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 04-05-15

Great!

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

Reviewed: 04-11-15

You get hooked from beginning to end. The sexy bits are sexy - you have been warned! But the sad bits like Toby's funeral had me openly weeping. Have got the other wolf ones now, and will probably back track and get the vamp ones too.

  • The Unleashing

  • Call of Crows, Book 1
  • By: Shelly Laurenston
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,199
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,191

Kera Watson never expected to face death behind a Los Angeles coffee shop. Not after surviving two tours lugging an M16 around the Middle East. If it wasn't for her hot Viking customer showing up too late to help, nobody would even have seen her die. In uncountable years of service to the Allfather Odin, Ludvig "Vig" Rundstrom has never seen anyone kick ass with quite as much style as Kera.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good start to the series :D

  • By Malinda on 08-06-15

Wicked - when's the next one???

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

Reviewed: 04-02-15

Great story involving previously murdered women brought back as a Nordic hit squad. When a former Marine used to discipline winds up with a group of totally undisciplined females, she finds it more than unnerving. Then there's the killing for reasons she can't fathom - it's all too much! To top it off she finds out her dog now has wings and a metal muzzle. There is also a trip to Valhalla, a quiet Viking, finding Freya's lost necklace whilst trying to stop an ancient evil from causing havoc.


Yet another great story from Shelley Laurenston and an awesome narrator who throws in the right amount of sarcasm and whining when required. Can't wait for book 2.

14 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Claimed

  • Brides of the Kindred, Book 1
  • By: Evangeline Anderson
  • Narrated by: Anne Johnstonbrown
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,257
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,167
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,163

Olivia Waterhouse just got drafted. Problem is, she isn't being forced into the Army, she's been chosen as a Kindred bride. The Kindred are huge alien warriors;a race of genetic traders whose population is ninety-five percent male. After saving Earth from the threat of invasion they demand a reward--the right to find brides among the population. Baird is a Beast Kindred who recently escaped imprisonment and torture.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not The Worst Story I've Listen To.....

  • By Cheri on 08-27-15

Awesome first book - can you do the rest?

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

Reviewed: 02-14-15

I read this on kindle and it was awesome, I went on to get more in the series, but there are about 14 now.

The audio version is even better than the book. The narrator was amazing, and I hope Audible will use her for more books in the series. I can't wait for more books. The storyline was different from the norm with a Sci fi flavour rather than fantasy. Not for the faint hearted as Baird gets rather graphic, but hey he is a Beast Kindred and they are not known for their delicacy. At the end of the book it's clear that Sylvan is in line for a shake up.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Big Bad Beast

  • Pride Series, Book 6
  • By: Shelly Laurenston
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Kane
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 804
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 739
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 742

Ric Van Holtz is more than he seems, nothing you expect-and everything you want...When it comes to following her instincts, former Marine Dee-Ann Smith never holds back. And this deadly member of a shifter protection group will do anything to prove one of her own kind is having hybrids captured for dogfights. Trouble is, her too-cute, rich-boy boss Ric Van Holtz is making it real hard for Dee to keep her heart safe. He's wanted the fiercely independent she-wolf from day one, but he never expected their teamwork to be so explosive.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Some great narration!

  • By Candateshia Pafford on 06-10-14

Got t love Dee and Rick

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

Reviewed: 03-07-14

Each book gets better an better, Charlotte Kane brings the characters to life like no other. Her narration is awsome awsome awsome! The story is so funny in places - Loch dragging lions about, said lions whining about being 'hungry'. To touching when Des's cub was threatened, and then there was the remarkable Hannah - who knew.

I'm glad audible gives a sample because the latest short stories by Shelley Laurenston are too horrible for words. Especially since Charlotte has already introduced us to Van and Irene, Eggy and Miss Darla. The 4* reviews are for the book which is seriously misleading - why are they there anyway when you want the audio reviews???? The stories sound like they are being read by the dead! Flat and lifeless don't waste your credits. I listened to the samples as I said and realised why Eggy and Dee say "time to start the killing"

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Fury

  • New Species, Book 1
  • By: Laurann Dohner
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Chambers
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,251

Ellie is horrified to discover the pharmaceutical company she works for is doing illegal experiments, splicing human and animal DNA, creating exotic new species. One such "experiment" captures her heart and she’ll do anything to save him - even if he hates her for it. Fury has never known compassion or love. He's spent his life in a cell, chained and abused by humans. The one woman he allowed himself to trust betrayed him. He vows to end her life but when she's finally in his grasp, harming her is the last thing he wants to do to the sexy little human.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it! I'm a Fury Fan!!!

  • By BluBumbleB on 09-29-13

Amazing New Series - You Have To Try It!!

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

Reviewed: 09-18-13

Read the books and knew they would be awesome on audio - and I wasn't disappointed. I never enjoyed Lora Leigh because all the women had to be 'dominated'. But these big strong sensitive characters are so different. The New Species women are great - blunt and funny. The testing facility was unreal and the 'gifts' were heart breaking. Can't wait for more - keep them coming.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Tiger Magic

  • Shifters Unbound, Book 5
  • By: Jennifer Ashley
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 605
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608

He doesn't have a name. He doesn't have a clan. The humans who held him prisoner for 40 years have taken them away. He knew nothing but captivity until nearly a year ago, when he was released into the light. Now Tiger lives in the Austin Shiftertown, where he struggles to belong and searches for an identity. Carly Randal thinks her fabulous life is complete - until her car breaks down on the side of the road and the only one around to help her is a wild-looking Shifter. Tiger takes one look at Carly and knows instantly that she will be his mate. As Carly is drawn into Tiger's Shifter world, she risks everything she has for that forbidden something she still wants.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • YEsss!!! I loved this!!! Tiger Baby!

  • By Candateshia Pafford on 06-12-13

The Best So Far

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

Reviewed: 06-14-13

I loved these shifter stories but this one is my favorite. After being found in a cage, then liberated Tiger nearly ends up losing it all. The other shifters were all too willing to end his life or force him back into a lab. And a corrupt millitary officer wanted to use him as a weapon, breed from him then disect him. But his acts of heroism, his mate and help from the least expected source, in the form of another soldier originally out to hunt him, kept him free and put an end to treachery. He had his happy ending with a good mate and a cub on the way. It was a great story. I wonder if the next story will come in the form of a certain female bear and Tiger's soldier friend??? I wasn't a fan of Chris Dukehart's narrations because her accents weren't all that, but they have really improved.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Mane Event

  • Pride Series #1
  • By: Shelly Laurenston
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Kane
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,406
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,286
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,296

Shelly Laurenston turns up the heat with two sizzling novellas. Christmas Pride: How come all the good-looking ones are insane? That's what runs through NYPD cop Desiree "Dez" MacDermot's mind the minute she hooks up again with her childhood buddy, Mace Llewellyn. Shaw's Tail: Brendon Shaw, hotel owner and lion shifter, has seen better days. He's been beaten, had a gun to the back of his head, and had to be rescued by a Pack of shape-shifting wolves.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Why speed up Johanna Parker/Charlotte Kane?

  • By TSTBren on 06-15-13

More, more, more!

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

Reviewed: 06-14-13

I nearly didn't get this book mainly because the offerings from her alter ego G A Aitken were horribly narrated, and got on my last nerve by the end of the first chapter! But this is seriously good - Dez is something else. A woman you don't mess with. Mace is Mace and all laid back Lion. And I just love Smitty and Sissy Mae, and I can't wait to meet the rest of the Smiths, and the Van Holtz, the African Wild Dogs, the hockey team and Bears plus the other odd animals and the few humans who get caught up in the mayhem. The characters are quirky and crazy just as I imagined they would be. Charlotte Kane narrates the story so well - you can tell who is who , and the accents are great. I love the way Dez keeps losing hers - lol. I'm only part way through and am getting ready for Charlotte to do the next ones in the series. If the rest turn out as well as this they will be awesome.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Winterblaze

  • By: Kristen Callihan
  • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201

Poppy Lane is keeping secrets. Her powerful gift has earned her membership in the Society for the Suppression of Supernaturals, but she must keep both her ability and her alliance with the Society from her husband, Winston. Yet when Winston is brutally attacked by a werewolf, Poppy's secrets are revealed, leaving Winston's trust in her as broken as his body. Now Poppy will do anything to win back his affections....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Sequel!!!

  • By Menon on 03-13-13

These Books Keep Getting Better

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

Reviewed: 03-22-13

Poppy and Win what a pair. The epitomy of a proper cultured Victorian couple with secret lives - and when it blows up, fireworks or should I say snowstorms. Poppy won't let anything stop her - even pregnancy. Win nearly pulls his hair out because of it. The trick to thwart the demon was inspired. It was great to see the sister's and their respective husbands come together, burying old hurts and form a support system. Book 4 is Talent's story, I hope there are more - possibly for the sister's lost brother. Moira Quirk was fantastic as usual she really brings the era to life.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Moonglow

  • Darkest London, Book 2
  • By: Kristen Callihan
  • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299

Finally free of her suffocating marriage, widow Daisy Ellis Craigmore is ready to embrace the pleasures of life that have long been denied her. Yet her new-found freedom is short lived. A string of unexplained murders has brought danger to Daisy's door, forcing her to turn to the most unlikely of saviors. Ian Ranulf, the Marquis of Northrup, has spent lifetimes hiding his primal nature from London society. But now a vicious killer threatens to expose his secrets. Ian must step out of the shadows and protect Daisy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific Series

  • By Diana DC on 04-17-13

loved it

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

Reviewed: 03-22-13

A great book - what an amazing story between the lively Daisy and the tormented Ian. It nearly had me in tears when Ian thought Daisy was dead. Poor thing. The introduction of the gimps was another new species with interesting possibilities. I love Kristen Calihan's storylines with all its twists and turns. I'm getting into the historical stuff. Moira quirk didn't dissapoint and actually did an awsome Scottish accent - not the usual horrible attempts from some narrators, that are like nails on a chalkboard to my Scottish ancestry. I can't wait for book 3. I will definitely relisten to this series.