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  • Grim Beginnings

  • An Aisling Grimlock Mystery, Books 1-3
  • By: Amanda M. Lee
  • Narrated by: Karen Krause
  • Length: 28 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

Aisling Grimlock never thought she'd join the family business. In fact, she was dead set against it. When an economic downturn causes her to lose her job, she's forced to go to desperate measures to earn a living. Aisling comes from a big family of grim reapers - no, that's right. She's the youngest of five siblings - and the only girl - and the testosterone is going to hit the fan when the Grimlocks try to teach Aisling the ropes and keep her safe at the same time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • argh to the narrator

  • By Katie on 14-01-2019

argh to the narrator

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

Reviewed: 14-01-2019

loved the story!!! made me.laugh so much
the narrator sounds like she is talking through gritted teeth.... and I cant tell the difference between the story and characters speaking

  • Beyond Shame

  • By: Kit Rocha
  • Narrated by: Lucy Malone
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

All Noelle Cunningham has ever wanted is a life beyond - beyond the walls of Eden, where only the righteous are allowed to remain, and beyond her stiflingly restrictive existence as a councilman's daughter. But only ruins lie outside the City, remnants of a society destroyed by solar storms decades earlier. The sectors surrounding Eden house the corrupt, the criminal-men like Jasper McCray, bootlegger and cage fighter.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • porn?

  • By Katie on 18-12-2018

porn?

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

Reviewed: 18-12-2018

unfortunately it felt like I was listening to porn. theres no real story line besides sex

  • The McClane Apocalypse, Book 1

  • By: Kate Morris
  • Narrated by: Andrya Ambro
  • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Reagan McClane is a prodigy med school student on the brink of a brilliant career, but the United States and the rest of the world are headed toward total economic and social collapse. And it doesn't take more than a few hours for mass crime, looting, and pillaging to spread across the country like a plague. A brutal attack at her university leads to a fight for her life before Reagan barely makes it home to the safety of her awaiting grandparents and sisters on their family farm in Tennessee.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I only got into a few chapters.

  • By Katie on 16-12-2018

I only got into a few chapters.

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

Reviewed: 16-12-2018

the start was really good. I enjoyed not knowing what happened to he4 friend n teacher. but once she got to the farm it was down hill.

way to many people's point of view. confusing and annoying

  • 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 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

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
  • Same story Different book

  • By Katie on 16-12-2018

Same story Different book

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

Reviewed: 16-12-2018

I have almost finished the available books in this series, so I thought it would be a good time to review.
the storyline is good.
But, all the males are the same, same personality, same wording, same humor.... when the males are single and in earlier books they have different personalities, but once they are the main character they are the same as the main Male character in every other book in this series. Ditto with the women being cardboard cutouts
While the narrator isn't bad, each main male sounds exactly same. they have their own voice when not the main character, but the same voice once they are the main character.... it makes it confusing.
again, storyline is alright - although almost the same storyline in each book.
I prefer her other series VLG

  • The Haunting of Hill House

  • By: Shirley Jackson
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 60

Four seekers have come to the ugly, abandoned old mansion: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of the psychic phenomenon called haunting; Theodora, his lovely and lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a lonely, homeless girl well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the adventurous future heir of Hill House.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Scary?

  • By JD on 28-06-2017

Meh

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

Reviewed: 28-11-2018

I am not a fan. Was not interesting or exciting, and not even remotely scary.

  • The Lottery, and Other Stories

  • By: Shirley Jackson
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Gabrielle de Cuir, Kathe Mazur, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

"The Lottery," one of the most terrifying stories of the twentieth century, created a sensation when it was first published in the New Yorker. "Powerful and haunting," and "nights of unrest" were typical reader responses. This collection, the only one to appear during Jackson's lifetime, unites "The Lottery" with 24 equally unusual stories. Together they demonstrate her remarkable range - from the hilarious to the truly horrible - and power as a storyteller.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What a Struggle

  • By Katie on 26-11-2018

What a Struggle

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

Reviewed: 26-11-2018

I guess my expectations were too high...
Most of the stories didn't even make sense, and felt like they were unfinished stories.
I'm struggling to finish this book (I am just over half way). I've liked only one story, the other ones are confusing.

  • Drantos

  • By: Laurann Dohner
  • Narrated by: Savannah Richards
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

For most, a plane crash means the end of life. For Dusti Dawson, it's just the beginning...Dusti and her sister Batina survived the crash, thanks to a couple of brothers who are equal parts menacing and muscled. She'd be grateful...if they hadn't turned out to be delusional kidnappers, who believe Dusti's grandfather is some monstrous halfbreed creature bent on murder. Turns out Vampires, Lycans, and Gargoyles do exist - and they've been crossbreeding to form two hybrid races.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intensely gratifying

  • By IMEE B on 10-02-2017

Sexy. Hilarious. Great storyline

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

Reviewed: 02-11-2018

absolutely loved this book.
Already have the 2nd waiting to go.
recommend highly if you like JR Ward

  • Abyss

  • Fathomless, Book 2
  • By: Greig Beck
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

The explosive sequel to the Greig Beck blockbuster Fathomless. Cate Granger is chasing ghosts. The monster shark she once encountered was a remnant of the ancient world - one that had escaped an underwater lair previously sealed off for millions of years. At great cost, Cate and her allies had killed the beast. So, no more ghosts, no more shadows. All gone. Or so Cate thought.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • disappointing

  • By Amazon Customer on 18-11-2018

Don't Get Attached

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

Reviewed: 01-11-2018

Look, my biggest issue with this book was that half of the characters die... you like a character, it dies.
So don't get attached.

  • Childhood's End

  • By: Arthur C. Clarke
  • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

When the silent spacecraft arrived and took the light from the world, no one knew what to expect. When the Overlords finally showed themselves it was a shock but one that humankind could now cope with, and an era of peace, prosperity and endless leisure began. But the children of this utopia dream strange dreams of distant suns and alien planets, and soon they will be ready to join the Overmind...and, in a grand and thrilling metaphysical climax, leave Earth behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • one hell of a good listen

  • By Patrick on 24-02-2017

Good idea, but wishy washy

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

Reviewed: 08-10-2018

I liked the idea of this book. And for the most part I found it "enjoyable".
But it wasn't exciting. It didn't make me want to listen to it again.
And it felt like a few different books - you get invested in one set of characters and then it's a new time frame and new characters, with just bland endings for each of them.
overall, good storyline, but very boring execution

  • The Clan of the Cave Bear

  • Earth's Children 1
  • By: Jean M. Auel
  • Narrated by: Rowena Cooper
  • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 226

Clan of the Cave Bear is the first novel in Jean M. Auel's magnificent best-selling epic of life 35,000 years ago. Leave the 21st century and go back to Ice Age Europe. Follow Ayla, a Cro-Magnon child who loses her parents in an earthquake and is adopted by a tribe of Neanderthal, the Clan. See how the Clan's wary suspicion is gradually transformed into acceptance of this girl, so different from them, under the guidance of its medicine woman, Iza, and its wise holy man, Creb. Immerse yourself in a world dictated by the demands of survival in a hostile environment, and be swept away in an epic tale of love, identity and struggle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clan of the cave bear while at work

  • By Jo-Ann on 04-01-2017

amazing and so different

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

Reviewed: 10-08-2018

amazing and so different to other books I've read. I cant wait to read the 2nd