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  • Secondborn

  • Secondborn, Book 1
  • By: Amy A. Bartol
  • Narrated by: Kate Reinders
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

Firstborns rule society. Secondborns are the property of the government. Thirdborns are not tolerated. Long live the Fates Republic. On Transition Day, the second child in every family is taken by the government and forced into servitude. Roselle St. Sismode's eighteenth birthday arrives with harsh realizations: she's to become a soldier for the Fate of Swords military arm of the Republic during the bloodiest rebellion in history, and her elite firstborn mother is happy to see her go.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended

  • By Samantha on 11-01-2019

Highly recommended

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

Reviewed: 11-01-2019

Great book with a great narrator. No trouble keeping my attention. A unique dystopian universe.

  • Storm Glass

  • (Harbinger, Book 1)
  • By: Jeff Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Theirs is a world of opposites. The privileged live in sky manors held aloft by a secretive magic known only as the Mysteries. Below, the earthbound poor are forced into factory work to maintain the engine of commerce. Only the wealthy can afford to learn the Mysteries, and they use their knowledge to further lock their hold on society. Cettie Pratt is a waif doomed to the world below, until an admiral attempts to adopt her. But in her new home in the clouds, not everyone treats her as one of the family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great start to a series

  • By Lewis McLauchlan on 19-02-2019

Great start to the series

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

Reviewed: 03-12-2018

Loved it. Sort of feels like a post apocalyptic type Harry Potter... Magic and two classes of people with survival of the fittest/wealthiest, a world divided.

  • Sleight of Hand

  • Bite Back, Book 1
  • By: Mark Henwick
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Henrie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

For Amber Farrell, post-military life as a PI has its ups and downs: She's been hit by a truck. She's being sued by a client. Denver's newest drug lord just put out a contract on her. The sinister Athanate want her to come in for a friendly chat. And it's only Tuesday. Enter Jennifer Kingslund: rich, gorgeous - a tough businesswoman who's known for getting what she wants in the boardroom and the bedroom.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Slow Start

  • By Samantha on 13-07-2018

Slow Start

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

Reviewed: 13-07-2018

Neither the story line nor the narrator could hold my attention past the second chapter. It may pick up further down the line but I just couldn't get there.

  • Takedown Twenty

  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

Stephanie Plum has her sights set on catching a notorious mob boss. If she doesn't take him down, he may take her out. New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum knows better than to mess with family. But when powerful mobster Salvatore "Uncle Sunny" Sunucchi goes on the lam in Trenton, it's up to Stephanie to find him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing as always

  • By Samantha on 04-07-2018

Amazing as always

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

Reviewed: 04-07-2018

Fantastic series. Iconic. Love the narrator as well. Wish all of the books for this series were available unabridged. Love love love.

  • The Vampire's Mail Order Bride

  • Nocturne Falls, Book 1
  • By: Kristen Painter
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

After seeing her maybe-mobster boss murder a guy, Delaney James assumes a new identity and pretends to be a mail order bride. She finds her groom-to-be living in a town that celebrates Halloween every day. Weird. But not as weird as what she doesn't know. Her groom-to-be is a 400-year-old vampire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Move Over Twilight

  • By Samantha on 01-05-2018

Move Over Twilight

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

Reviewed: 01-05-2018

If you like the Vampire romance category and loved twilight you're likely going to love these books too, throw in a bit of werewolf, a crime family from NYC and a cosy little town and you have a great read.

  • The Girl Who Dared to Think

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Leigh
  • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

How do you fight an enemy when they're inside your mind? A gargantuan glass-walled tower looms over a deadly wilderness. They say it's all that's left. The Tower's survival is humanity's survival, and each must serve it faithfully.... Twenty-year-old Liana Castell must be careful what she thinks. Her life is defined by the number on her wristband - a rating out of 10 awarded based on her usefulness and loyalty to the Tower, and monitored by a device in her skull. A device that reports forbidden thoughts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great So Far!

  • By Kira Moloney on 05-10-2018

Movie Worthy

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

Reviewed: 14-03-2018

Fantastic books, I'm up to number 4. Seriously movie worthy, would love to see it on the big screen. Liana is the next Mockingjay.

  • One for the Money

  • A Stephanie Plum Novel, Book 1
  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

You’ve lost your job as a department store lingerie buyer, your car’s been repossessed, and most of your furniture and small appliances have been sold off to pay last month’s rent. Now the rent is due again. And you live in New Jersey. What do you do? If you’re Stephanie Plum, you become a bounty hunter. But not just a nickel-and-dime bounty hunter; you go after the big money. That means a cop gone bad. And not just any cop. She goes after Joe Morelli, a disgraced former vice cop who is also the man that took her virginity....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing of course

  • By Samantha on 15-11-2017

Amazing of course

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

Reviewed: 15-11-2017

Amazing book, of course, Janet evening is a great writer and the Stephanie plum books are the best female crime fighter romance books out. If audible could just get it's at together and give us unabridged copies of 2,3,4... etc that would be great.

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  • Bed, Breakfast, and Bones

  • A Ravenwood Cove Cozy Mystery
  • By: Carolyn Dean
  • Narrated by: Gail Hedrick
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Amanda Graham inherited a rundown bed and breakfast, a starving cat, and some dead guy who's buried in her garden! What should've been a simple remodeling project and a new business in a small Oregon beach town winds up with her uncle named as the number-one murder suspect, a slew of odd neighbors and problematic townspeople, and Amanda wanting to just sit down and eat her weight in chocolate pie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great storyline

  • By Amazon Customer on 16-03-2017

Fantastic read

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

Reviewed: 29-09-2017

Great first book of the series, can't wait to read more. Great narration as well. Reminds me of Body Mover's series by Stephanie Bond, High Heels by Gemma Halliday or Mafia Mysteries by Gina LaManna with a cool small beach town vibe. Definitely recommended.

  • Warrior

  • By: Karen Lynch
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber
  • Length: 20 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Nikolas Danshov is the Mohiri's finest warrior, fearless and lethal with any weapon. For almost 200 years, he has devoted his life to keeping humans safe from the demons that walk the earth. Revered by his people, he is a legend in his own time, a warrior undefeated in battle, and prepared for anything. Until her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love, love, loooovvveee

  • By Tassi on 03-01-2018

Total repeat

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

Reviewed: 08-09-2017

Really not worth the time, almost word for word a repeat of the first three books just from Nikolaus' point of view. Really does not add a lot to the story.

  • No Experience Required

  • A Summer Rains Novel
  • By: Lauren Stewart
  • Narrated by: Maya Tremblay
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

When she wished she could get rid of the platinum-selling pop star who was stalking her, she didn't mean 'get rid of' in the permanent sense. But someone did. And being a suspect isn't the kind of attention she wants from the gorgeous-but-entirely-too-condescending detective investigating the case. As if that wasn't bad enough, her only help comes from the man she's been in love with since her hormones kicked in...and his beautiful girlfriend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great mystery novel

  • By Samantha on 15-08-2017

Great mystery novel

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

Reviewed: 15-08-2017

A different perspective on female lead murder mystery novels. A girl who grew up in a commune moves to the big smoke. Romance, laughs and intrigue adding with some more serious notes. Great narrator, expressive.