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  • Nightlord

  • Sunset
  • By: Garon Whited
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 36 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607

Eric didn't ask to be a vampire. In fact he didn't even believe in them. Biting your own tongue with your fangs does a lot of convincing. Even so, being a part-time undead isn't as easy as you might think. It can let you hold down a day job, true, but sometimes the night "life" can be more than a little difficult, what with those bloodthirsty urges and predatory instincts kicking in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a jaunty listen

  • By Robyn on 13-03-17

great reads

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

Reviewed: 22-11-16

If you could sum up Nightlord in three words, what would they be?

totally awesome novel

What was one of the most memorable moments of Nightlord?

far too many to say

Have you listened to any of Sean Runnette’s other performances? How does this one compare?

awesome

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

without question

Any additional comments?

I want book 4 now not later which kept me engaged and wanting to learn what happened next, and little got done in my home while listening to these books

  • Orb

  • Nightlord, Book 3
  • By: Garon Whited
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 36 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405

We all have inner demons. We fight them all the time. Some of us achieve inner peace by coming to terms with them. But how do you come to terms with inner demons that tear free and become outer demons? Eric has been a vampire for nearly a century, and his demons are more than metaphors. While they controlled him, he was the Demon King. Now he has to avoid the monsters in his own mind, as well as angry nobles, fanatical religions, assassins, magi, other vampires, criminal organizations, and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • entertaining

  • By debra paling on 11-04-17

great reads

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

Reviewed: 22-11-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes, a brilliant series of books

Who was your favorite character and why?

Errick

Which scene did you most enjoy?

to many to say

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

only excitement in wanting to learn more

Any additional comments?

Found it difficult to do anything else other than listen to the book

  • Nightlord

  • Shadows
  • By: Garon Whited
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 42 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515

It's not easy being king. Especially when you've got an allergy to sunrise and sunset, a fire goddess for a mother-in-law, demonic adversaries, random assassins, and a basement full of insecurities to cope with. Add to that his daughter, the fire priestess/princess; a couple of lightly deranged professional magicians; a whole city full of wizards; and enough squabbling princes to resemble a kindergarten argument. It's enough to make a man want to just go home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant

  • By glyn on 29-01-16

great reads

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

Reviewed: 22-11-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, a wonderful imagination and awesome set of novels

What was one of the most memorable moments of Nightlord?

one of attitude and understanding of who hew was

Which scene did you most enjoy?

fight against the gods

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

many

Any additional comments?

keep writing a brilliant series

  • Breeds 2

  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212

Months after the war with Borland and his vicious were-brood, Kirk and Morris are experiencing curious after-effects. They're stronger, faster, and no longer vulnerable to the sharp sting of silver. There is one concern, however. They're forever hungry, and nothing they eat provides the same nourishment as what they consumed on the island of Newfoundland. And when a mysterious stranger rides into Moses Morris's territory wishing to hunt, the were-warden knows the visitor isn't after deer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent but I want more

  • By Steve W on 15-10-16

great books

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

Reviewed: 01-11-16

Would you listen to Breeds 2 again? Why?

yes, as i found it compelling and enjoyable

What did you like best about this story?

the story line was well written and thought through

What about Sean Runnette’s performance did you like?

very much

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes, yes, and yes

Any additional comments?

bring on book 3 soon please

  • Breeds, Book 1

  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236

In a near-deserted coastal village, odd things are happening. Strangers are asking questions about the town's recluse. A local hunter discovers naked footprints in the snow. The stray dog population has ceased to exist. And with winter's most powerful weapon bearing down, things are about to become much, much worse. A werewolf book. Not a romance. Not at all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly Good

  • By Michael on 06-04-17

Great books

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

Reviewed: 01-11-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes, it is interesting and well written and holds the listener in suspense, great story line

Who was your favorite character and why?

can't really say as they were all interesting

Which character – as performed by Sean Runnette – was your favourite?

again can't say

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

no, but I did not want to stop listening.

Any additional comments?

purchasing books 2 and 3 when available

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  • Koban: The Mark of Koban, Book 2

  • By: Stephen W. Bennett
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 22 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138

Already faster and more powerful than the last 17 species that they have destroyed or subjugated, the Krall have set their sights on humankind. After testing humans on their future home world of Koban and finding them worthy opponents, the Krall start a war of slow extermination with the rest of humanity. The war is intended to last generations as they apply their own version of "natural selection" to cull their weaker warriors in combat, purifying the Krall gene pool with their finest warriors for breeding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • just brilliant

  • By paul on 22-06-14

Great Read Great audio Book

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

Reviewed: 31-08-15

If you could sum up Koban: The Mark of Koban, Book 2 in three words, what would they be?

I loved it

Who was your favorite character and why?

maggie, her part amused me

Have you listened to any of Eric Michael Summerer’s other performances? How does this one compare?

not yet but certainly will

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the cats actions on the return of dillio

Any additional comments?

possibly the most enjoyable book or books i have listeners to

  • A Demon Bound

  • Imp, Book 1
  • By: Debra Dunbar
  • Narrated by: Angela Rysk
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

Samantha Martin is an imp, enjoying an extended vacation from Hel. All she wants to do is drink beer by the pool, play mischievous pranks on the humans, and get her hot neighbor in the sack. It's a relaxing break from her infernal home as long as she manages to avoid the angels, who won't hesitate to execute her on sight. But when her naughty hellhound lands her in trouble with the local werewolf pack, Sam is blackmailed into helping track and catch a killer. The steps she must take to appease the werewolves will put her right in the crosshairs of the angels.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Needs a re-write

  • By Ozzymandias on 05-01-16

Great Read Great audio Book

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

Reviewed: 13-04-15

Would you consider the audio edition of A Demon Bound to be better than the print version?

The audio is always better than the print version, in the narrator been able to put in tonal reflections and when the timing is delivered correctly, it becomes alive and is by far more enjoyable.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Demon Bound?

The imp ending in trouble so many times, especially with the dark angel

What does Angela Rysk bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

very much the tonal perspective, timing and pauses, and listening to her great delivery in narration.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

A good few times I felt the character, although very unusual, interesting in the way her feelings were expressed

Any additional comments?

I have purchased the first 4 volumes and soon to get the 5th, I compare Debra to such writers as Diana Rowland, Chris Fieldwater, Kelly Meding and Kevin Hearn who all write up similar type characters, but have their own writing style, D Rowlings and Chris Fieldwater, are very good authors. Debra is in their class and highly recommended.

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  • The Wyrmling Horde

  • Runelords, Book 7
  • By: David Farland
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

At the end of Worldbinder, Fallion Orden, son of Gaborn, was imprisoned on a strange and fantastic world that he created by combining two alternate realities. It’s a world brimming with dark magic and ruled by a creature of unrelenting evil, one who is gathering monstrous armies from a dozen planets in a bid to conquer the universe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love it

  • By D M PRESSLEY on 05-10-17

Awesome Reads

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

Reviewed: 26-03-15

If you could sum up The Wyrmling Horde in three words, what would they be?

An Awesome Read

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Wyrmling Horde?

This is always such a difficult question as the story is striated over many books and the series is wonderful and imaginative.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Very much the interplay between good and evil

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

So very much so when the main character became entrapped and feared for life

Any additional comments?

David Farland is a truly great writer, try reading also books by John Ringo, Ann Rice Chris Fieldwater and Diana Rowland.

  • Blood of the Demon

  • Kara Gillian, Book 2
  • By: Diana Rowland
  • Narrated by: Liv Anderson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

Welcome to the world of Kara Gillian, a cop with a gift. Not only does she have the power of "othersight" to see what most people can’t even imagine, but she’s become the exclusive summoner of a demon lord. Or maybe it’s the other way around. The fact is, with two troublesome cases on her docket and a handsome FBI agent under her skin, Kara needs the help of sexy, insatiable Lord Rhyzkahl more than he needs her. Because these two victims, linked by suspicious coincidence, haven’t just been murdered. Something has eaten their souls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulas Reads

  • By bettyandjohn on 26-03-15

Fabulas Reads

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

Reviewed: 26-03-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

So very much, as I would the series, Dians writes great stories and Liv Andetrson narrates them very well.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Blood of the Demon?

Much to do with the development of her new abilities and the interaction between characters.

Have you listened to any of Liv Anderson’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Liv Anderson is a truly awesome narrator and I would certainly buy books she narrates.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Again more from the series.

Any additional comments?

Diana Rowland is an awesome writer and in my mind amount the greats like Ann Rice, John Ringo Chris Fieldwater Mary Stewart Kim Harrison and Kevin Hearne.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sins of the Demon

  • Kara Gillian, Book 4
  • By: Diana Rowland
  • Narrated by: Liv Anderson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

The homicide beat in Louisiana isn't just terrifying, it's demonic. Detective Kara Gilligan of the supernatural task force has the ability to summon demons to her aid, but she herself is pledged to serve a demonic lord. And now, people who've hurt Kara in the past are dropping dead for no apparent reason. To clear her name and save both the demon and human worlds, she's in a race against the clock and in a battle for her life that just may take her to hell and back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulas Reads

  • By bettyandjohn on 26-03-15

Fabulas Reads

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

Reviewed: 26-03-15

What made the experience of listening to Sins of the Demon the most enjoyable?

the story was enjoyable and so very much the way it was narrated, a truly great series of books.

What other book might you compare Sins of the Demon to, and why?

Kim Harrison has written some great books, so has John Ringo, also Chris Fieldwater, he has some awesome new books, one was mind blowing and enjoyable in so many ways, but then thats my personnel tastes.

What about Liv Anderson’s performance did you like?

Her voice and the professional way she can narrate the story.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I have no single moment in this single book but many from the series.

Any additional comments?

Please Diana write many more books.