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  • The Scribe

  • By: Elizabeth Hunter
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Hidden at the crossroads of the world, an ancient race battles to protect humanity, even as it dies from within. Ava Matheson came to Istanbul looking for answers, but others came looking for her. A reckless warrior guards her steps, but will Malachi's own past blind him to the truth of who Ava might be? While ancient forces gather around them, both Ava and Malachi search for answers. Whispering voices. Deadly touch. Their passion should be impossible... or it could be the only thing that will keep them alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • cant stop repeating it

  • By Roselyn on 25-11-2016

original & brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 27-03-2016

I thought this was a great book. It is original in its storyline and will grip you from the beginning. what a twist at the end!

  • Sterling

  • Mageri, Book 1
  • By: Dannika Dark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

Zoë Merrick lived an ordinary life until late one night, she was brutally attacked and left for dead. She survived, saved by a stranger who witnessed her undergo a physical transformation. That's not the only thing that's different. Zoë is unable to control an unexplainable energy coursing through her body. Justus De Gradi is a man who can teach her that control. He's handsome, arrogant, and not entirely human. He reveals that she is a Mage - an immortal made of light, not magic. She must now make a choice: Rebuild her life in the human world with the man who saved her, or live with Justus and learn how to use her extraordinary gifts. Justus has sworn an oath to protect her life, but can he guard her from the one man who has a right to claim it?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story!

  • By Claudia on 01-05-2015

Great Story!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-2015

I enjoyed listening to this as it was a great story and a great narrator.

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  • The Color of Light

  • By: Helen Maryles Shankman
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater, Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

At the American Academy of Classical Art, popular opinion has it that the school's handsome and mysterious founder, Raphael Sinclair, is a vampire. It is a rumor Rafe does nothing to dispel. Scholarship student Tessa Moss has long dreamed of the chance to study at Rafe's Academy. But she is floundering amidst the ups and downs of a relationship with egotistical art star Lucian Swain. Then, one of Tessa's sketches catches Rafe's attention: a drawing of a young woman in 1930s clothing who is covering the eyes of a child.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Story

  • By Claudia on 25-04-2015

A Good Story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-04-2015

I really enjoyed listening to this story. It was interesting to mix a vampire story with a holocaust story. Then there is a love story too. A great book!

  • Shades of Milk and Honey

  • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

The fantasy novel you’ve always wished Jane Austen had written. When Jane realizes that one of Melody’s suitors is set on taking advantage of her sister for the sake of her dowry, she pushes her skills to the limit of what her body can withstand in order to set things right—and, in the process, accidentally wanders into a love story of her own.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good mix of Austen and paranormal.

  • By Claudia on 08-04-2015

Good mix of Austen and paranormal.

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-2015

I enjoyed it as it mixes Jane Austen satire with paranormal themes. The narrator was a bit monotone but if you keep listening the story is fine.

  • Blood Torn

  • Blackthorn, Book 3
  • By: Lindsay J. Pryor
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

Jask Tao, lycan leader, rules his pack with absolute dedication and demands the same loyalty in return. When he captures Sophia, a rare serryn witch whose blood is lethal to vampires, Jask knows just how valuable she can be. Despite her fiery nature, he also can't shake the feelings that she rouses in him - feelings that he thought died along with Ellen, his mate. Sophia knows she has to escape from Jask's lycan compound - and fast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible

  • By Claudia on 06-03-2015

Incredible

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

Reviewed: 06-03-2015

I haven't felt this invested in a story ever! I've listened to Blood Shadows and Blood Roses, but by far thus is the best book in the series. The vulnerabilities of both Jask and Phia are so raw, so real. You truly empathise with them.

This is an incredibly emotional book and by far the most emotionally wrenching of all three of Lindsay. J. Pryor 's books. I am very much looking forward to Blood Deep.

  • Blood Roses

  • Blackthorn, Book 2
  • By: Lindsay J. Pryor
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

A rare and powerful witch whose blood is lethal to vampires, Leila has always viewed her serryn abilities as a curse. After seeing her mother slaughtered as a child, Leila longs for a safe, quiet life. That wish is shattered by Caleb Dehain - a vampire with a dark past and a darker heart. The most feared serryn hunter of his generation, Caleb now needs the help of one of the witches he despises to save his dying brother.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Story line to similar to first book

  • By Kerrie Hjort on 19-04-2018

Great continuation of the Blackthorn series.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-2015

It looks like every new book in the Blackthorn series grows darker and more addictive. In this continuation of the series, we're introduced to the Vampire Caleb and the Serryn Layla. Just as with Kane and Caitlyn, both appear to be polar opposites. Kane a former Serryn hunter and Layla a powerful Serryn. However, as their story progresses you start to see that they are similar. Layla is fighting her Serryn nature and has a strong need to protect her two sisters. While Caleb is fighting the monster that he was when he was a Serryn hunter and trying to protect his brother Jake.

This is a dark psychological romance and also intense as you are right there with Caleb and Layla as they fight their inner nature.

I can't wait to read Blood Torn!

  • Blood Shadows

  • Blackthorn, Book 1
  • By: Lindsay J. Pryor
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3

Gifted with the ability to read the shadows of "third species" beings, Caitlin Parish is the Vampire Control Unit's most powerful agent. Despite that, her mission to hunt down Kane Malloy - a master vampire - comes with a death wish. Many have tried, but few have survived. For Caitlin, tracking Kane is about more than just professional reputation. With her parents both mysteriously killed seven years apart to the day, Caitlin knows that without Kane's help she is next.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Claudia on 28-02-2015

Wow!

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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: 28-02-2015

Lindsay's created a great alternate reality where Vampires and Lycan alike are known humans. The humans call them the third species. Within that world exists the Third Species Control Unit (TSCU) and within that are subdivisions such as the Lycan Control Unit and the Vampire Control Unit (VCU). Think of it like an FB I sort of organisation. The female protagonist, Caitlyn Parish works for the VCU as a shadow reader meaning she can read vampire's 'soul' of sorts. She has become obsessed with tracking and hunting down Master Vampire, and apparent criminal, Kane Malloy as well as finding what killed her parents. Kane Malloy is, in turn, on his own mission to seek vengance for the murder of his sister Arana.

Their stories intertwine and they realise that their current life's path are not so different even though they are on different sides of the law and order tracks.

I don't want to give too much away. However, the sexual tension is evident from their first meeting and also how they are the right fit for each other. Their relationship unravels amidst each of their finding out what happened to their respective murdered family members.

So many twist and turns in the story made it a great and addict 'read' (or listen in my case). I heard it all in 2 days! It is a complete plot. No gaps. Very heavy and I loved it!