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  • Iron and Magic

  • Iron Covenant, Book 1
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Hugh d'Ambray, Preceptor of the Iron Dogs, Warlord of the Builder of Towers, served only one man. Now his immortal, nearly omnipotent master has cast him aside. Hugh is a shadow of the warrior he was, but when he learns that the Iron Dogs, soldiers who would follow him anywhere, are being hunted down and murdered, he must make a choice: to fade away or to be the leader he was born to be. Hugh knows he must carve a new place for himself and his people, but they have no money, no shelter, and no food, and the necromancers are coming. Fast. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yet another great novel in Ilona fantasy world

  • By Captain Skurvy on 17-08-2018

Really enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 02-08-2018

This is one of those books where you start out disliking the main characters but later learn to love them. Really interesting story with great characters and a great narrator to pull it all together. I can’t wait for the rest of the series to be released 🐨 P.s. I also love the length, so many of these books are only 6.5-7 hours in length which for me just isn’t ideal, this book is close to 13 hours which I much prefer.

  • Hell's Belle

  • By: Marie Castle
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Cate Delacy is glad she's a witch - and you can take that any ol' way you like. As a very mortal woman she has a target on her back, so she has no intention of following in her mother's footsteps as an enforcer for the Council of Supernatural Beings. She didn't ask to be a Guardian and she has to pay her bills. Opening the Darkmirror Agency is her solution. Her clients are mostly human and they pay on time. But one day it all goes to Hell, figuratively.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Weird and wacky 👹

  • By Millsy on 28-07-2018

Weird and wacky 👹

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-07-2018

This story was quite a weird and wacky one, great characters, interesting story and really well narrated. I definitely recommend it 🐨

  • A Flicker of Steel

  • The Avalon Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Steve McHugh
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Thrust into a new world full of magic and monsters, Layla has finally come to terms with her supernatural powers - and left her old life behind. But her enemies are relentless. Sixteen months after her life changed forever, Layla and her team are besieged during a rescue attempt gone awry and must fight their way through to freedom. It turns out that Avalon has only grown since their last encounter, adding fresh villains to its horde. Meanwhile, revelations abound as Layla confronts twists and betrayals in her own life, with each new detail adding to the shadow that looms over her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really good

  • By Millsy on 25-07-2018

Really good

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

Reviewed: 25-07-2018

This series so far has been very different from anything else I have listened to in that it has all the usual beasts and monsters many of us are familiar with such as werewolves, the odd vampire, dwarfs and mythical gods and new beings entirely but in this book they are nothing like other series and for this they help make up a really interesting and enjoyable story. I can’t wait for the next book in this series and I have already preordered the kindle edition though I am hoping the Audible version will be released at the same time using the same narrator who does a fantastic job individualising characters and enhancing the story. I highly recommended this book series 🐨

  • A Glimmer of Hope

  • The Avalon Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Steve McHugh
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Layla Cassidy has always wanted a normal life, and the chance to put her father's brutal legacy behind her. And in her final year of university she's finally found it. Or so she thinks. But when Layla accidentally activates an ancient scroll, she is bestowed with an incredible, inhuman power. She plunges into a dangerous new world, full of mythical creatures and menace - all while a group of fanatics will stop at nothing to turn her abilities to their cause.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly exciting

  • By Millsy on 23-07-2018

Surprisingly exciting

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

Reviewed: 23-07-2018

This book starts out a bit of a weird one but once it gets into the story it turns into a really interesting and very unique tale. Great characters and a great narrator too. I highly recommended this book and I will be buying the next in the series any moment now 😊

  • Sharpshooter

  • By: Leslie Murray
  • Narrated by: Leslie McDonel
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

A mission gone horribly wrong. A vicious killer who will stop at nothing. Two women on the run for their very lives. After 9/11, an experimental branch of the US government has been tasked with the mission of proactively putting a stop to terrorism. They have sent a team to eliminate a financier responsible for funding the worst of these organizations. Everything is going according to plan. Until it's not. The team is ambushed, and when the mission is looking its darkest, it goes from bad to worse. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable

  • By Millsy on 22-07-2018

Very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 22-07-2018

This is the first book from this author and a really great one at that. It has great characters, action packed and a wonderful romance, what more could you want? One of the US reviews suggested this novel contained no sex, this is very much not the case, it occurs on several occasions and it reads in a very tasteful way unlike some of the other lesbian ‘romances’ which feel far more like erotic fiction which is very much Not! what I am after. I very much want an interesting and exciting story with the romance being highlighted and this book by Leslie Murray very much offers this. I look forward to reading/listening to more novels by this author.

In regards to the narrator, on the whole she does quite a good job, her tone is clear and her speed very much keep the excitement in the story. The only criticism I offer is that there is very little difference between characters and in reading the story there is literally zero pause or separation between changing scenes and character voices which can be slightly confusing when characters switch.

  • Power of Five: Reverse Harem Fantasy

  • Power of Five Series, Book 1
  • By: Alex Lidell
  • Narrated by: Victoria Mei
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Orphaned and sold to a harsh master, Lera's life is about mucking stalls, avoiding her master's advances, and steering clear of the mystical forest separating the mortal and fae worlds. Only fools venture into the immortal realms, and only dark rumors come out... Until four powerful fae warriors appear at Lera's barn. River, Coal, Tye, and Shade have waited a decade for their new fifth to be chosen, the wounds from their quint brother's loss still raw. But the magic has played a cruel trick, bonding the four immortal warriors to... a female. A mortal female. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ***Power of Five***

  • By IMEE B on 23-06-2018

Surprisingly enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 20-07-2018

I have listened to quite a few reverse harem books recently and several of those became all to like a weird endless erotic romp, not what I am after. For this reason I did hesitate before purchasing this book but I am glad I did as so far at least it has been a surprisingly interesting tale with the sex being a small aspect which I prefer. I have purchased the second book as I am interested in the development of the magic which hopefully Lara has. My only criticism is that these books are really quite short, I just wish each book was at least twice its length.

  • Karaoke Queen

  • By: Erik Schubach
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Skylar was horribly scarred by a fire in a violent crime, thoughts of suicide plagued her until she found music. It was her savior. She came forward from the shadows to express her pain through song. Karaoke bars were her salvation. Now in an international competition, she finds herself continually vexed by her rival, Kim, who never shows her any quarter. A strange relationship of respect grows between them, but could it be something more? Something beautiful?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome as always

  • By Millsy on 05-07-2018

Awesome as always

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

Reviewed: 05-07-2018

I have really enjoyed all of this book series but I particularly enjoyed this book, the characters were really likeable as always but even more so as I recognised several from earlier books from this series. The story itself was inspired and really enjoyable, I just wish I could actually hear the music performances throughout this novel. The narrator was also great as always. Highly recommended 🐨

  • All In

  • By: Nell Stark
  • Narrated by: Hollis Elizabeth
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

Annie Jump Navarro has won numerous Internet poker championships under the handle supernova. When the funding of online gambling accounts becomes illegal, most of Nova's assets are frozen. Her sponsors will only continue to support her if she can win a championship bracelet at one of the live events of the World Series of Poker. She heads for Vegas, where she meets Vesper Blake, an ambitious but jaded casino host who has seen too many fools flock to the strip only to leave broke and humiliated. Will Vesper be able to successfully coach the volatile Nova to win at live poker?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interested in gambling?

  • By Millsy on 05-07-2018

Interested in gambling?

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

Reviewed: 05-07-2018

It really didn’t occur to me how much this book would focus on gambling which is a whole lot and really at times I did find this aspect boring however I did really like the main characters and could their story and blooming relationship. For this reason I would say i did enjoy this book but would not particularly recommend it to those who are not interested in gambling. In regards to the narrator, she has quite a distinctive voice that I found to be a bit irritating and the narration itself sounds a bit far away compared to other audiobooks I have listened to but both these issues are quickly forgotten as you get into the story.

  • Blend

  • By: Georgia Beers
  • Narrated by: Paige McKinney
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

For Lindsay Kent, Vineyard is her dream job. She's thrilled when her boss leaves her in charge (well, half charge) and tells her to feel free to make changes. Lindsay has tons of ideas that she's been dying to put into action, and this is her big chance to increase the success of the business and prove she's more than ready to run things solo. But getting the boss's daughter on board is harder than expected. The uptight and annoyingly attractive Piper is blocking her every move. For Piper Bradshaw, Vineyard is not her job. She already has one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpectedly enjoyable

  • By Millsy on 04-07-2018

Unexpectedly enjoyable

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-2018

I enjoyed this book much more than I expected, in reading the synopsis I could tell the main characters were a fair bit older than myself and I generally prefer the main characters to be a bit younger than myself, however given the narrator gave the characters reasonably young voices, I found they felt around the same age as me and I came to really like the characters and the story was really enjoyable too. I do recommend this book, especially to those who love a quality wine. 🐨

  • Solve for i

  • By: A. E. Dooland
  • Narrated by: Cat Gould
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Gemma Rowe is a shy math nerd from Sydney, who, despite having an affinity for probability and logic, only just worked out at 28 that she's not actually straight. Not only is she not straight, but she's developed feelings for her best friend, Sarah. Gemma knows the logical thing to do is to get over Sarah. She wants to be in her own happy relationship and not caught up on her straight best friend. But how is she supposed to get over Sarah when she can't figure out who she's attracted to anymore?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well...

  • By Millsy on 03-07-2018

Well...

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

Reviewed: 03-07-2018

At first I did find this book difficult to get into because even though I am Australian myself I am not used to hearing an Australian accent in the audiobooks I listen to and Cat Gould has a very ocker Australian accent. However once I gave the novel the chance I found the characters were all really likeable and the story itself is really entertaining. It’s a very enjoyable tale and I very much recommend this book. 🐨