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  • Burn

  • By: Suzanne Wright
  • Narrated by: Cat Doucette
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

Part of a small demon lair in Las Vegas, tattooist Harper Wallis lives a pretty simple life. That changes overnight when she discovers that her psychic mate, or 'anchor', is a guy who's rumoured to be the most powerful demon in existence. Compelling, full of secrets and armed with raw sexuality, Knox Thorne is determined to claim her as his anchor, creating a psychic bond that will prevent their inner demons from ever turning rogue.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm probably not the target audience bur here goes

  • By Farnham_red on 06-10-16

Not a great book, at all. Rather read her other series.

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

Reviewed: 26-07-18

The narrator has a pleasant voice and I do not rule out other books by her but the production and her choice of voices was horrid. Seriously horrid. The female lead had a whiny annoying voice, and half of the book is her talking. Main characters need to sound ok and this was Fran territory without the charm and humour.
It has taken months or possibly over a year to finish listening to this book and I normally finish books by this author in less than a week. This week I made a concentrated effort to finish the book, in the hope the other books on the series are good enough to reward my perseverance and the pain I am suffering.

The story was also weak, world was interesting but much of it was the female lead astonishing the male lead as she was not a total tool. Not a pit this author has been near before, hopefully she got it out of her system.

This is one of about seven authors I first check when looking for a new book, her books are not all equally good but still most are really good. This one was simply bad.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Corinthian

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Georgina Sutton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215

The accomplished Corinthian Sir Richard Wyndham is wealthy, sophisticated, handsome ,and supremely bored. Tired of his aristocratic family constantly pressuring him to get married, he determines to run away after meeting the delightful, unconventional heroine Penelope Creed. Penelope - literally - falls into his life late one night as she hangs from the window of her aunt's house - she too attempting to escape the pressures of forced marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wildly entertaining

  • By Sigrid K. on 08-06-18

Wildly entertaining

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Of the six books by this author I have listened to this year this one is my favourite. It made my laugh out loud several times. The main heroine was smart and resilient which is important in my opinion. Her actions were not prudent for the time period but she is not a damsel expecting to be rescued.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • 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 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 95

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Amusing

  • By Mrs S on 01-12-15

In large parts horrible

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

Reviewed: 13-09-17

This is a bubbly and humorous book that did show some promise early on. However a lot of the humor was not funny and the main female lead was cross and annoying at times, specially in the second half of the book.
A special note goes to the scene where she is comforting the male lead of his guilt over the loss of first wife and children. Paraphrasing it was of the lines of "you should not feel guilty, have you considered the death of your wife and children was your wife's fault?"
Shortly after the guy did in fact come to the same conclusion, what a relief! His previous losses were indeed because his first wife was a weakling and now he had a strong amazing replacement.
The second half there was one genuine laugh... when the woman mentions the situation was like a bad romance novel... that she did not want to read!

I have to get over my compulsion to finish books I do not enjoy... felt a bit like I imagine the religious practice to whip ones back with branches.

  • Burn for Me

  • A Hidden Legacy, Book 1
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career - a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile situation. Nevada isn't sure she has the chops. Her quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone and anything on fire. Then she's kidnapped by Connor "Mad" Rogan - a darkly tempting billionaire with equally devastating powers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As always great

  • By Visenja on 27-11-18

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 05-06-17

Would you listen to Burn for Me again? Why?

I would and I have... a few times already :)It is one of my all time favorite books, It is smart, funny and full of action.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

No idea, but I would watch that movie

  • White Hot

  • A Hidden Legacy Novel
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 81

Nevada Baylor has a unique and secret skill - she knows when people are lying - and she's used that magic (along with plain hard work) to keep her colorful and close-knit family's detective agency afloat. But her new case pits her against the shadowy forces that almost destroyed the city of Houston once before, bringing Nevada back into contact with Connor "Mad" Rogan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing, Exciting and Unmissable

  • By S PARSONS on 06-12-18

Good book but not as good as previous from author

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

Reviewed: 05-06-17

I am a huge fan of this author and was ready to download the book when it was released. It is a good book, however it is closer to erotica than previous books and to me that did not fit with the series.
I am ok with that genre but feel like the line of flirtatious fantacy is far superiour and made this author stand out above the rest. Hope they find it again in future books.

  • Choosing Riley

  • Sarafin Warriors, Book 1
  • By: S.E. Smith
  • Narrated by: David Brenin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Riley St. Claire has always followed her own rules. When she discovers her current employer is not as law-abiding as she thought, she has to leave town in a hurry...or end up buried with the dead guy she discovered. She doesn't expect to be picked up by a passing trader from another world. As the ruling king of Sarafin, Vox d'Rojah is expected to produce a son who will be joined in marriage with the first-born daughter of the king of Valdier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Choosing Riley

  • By Kindle Customer Cecilia Mary O'Shea on 30-08-18

Impossible to finish, incredibly moronic.

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

Reviewed: 08-11-16

Despite my very best effort I was unable to finish this book, it was simply to painful. Most stupid heroine I have ever experienced, pure luck she did not kill everyone a dozen times by stupidity and arrogance. The book in general has things to easy for the "good guys", the "bad guys" were unfit in their job which does not fit with how successful they were until the heroine came along.

I will say this for the author, there is easy (albeit painful) flow to her story, so I can imagine myself checking out the plot lines and reviews of her other books down the line. With some caution.