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  • A Quick Bite

  • By: Lynsay Sands
  • Narrated by: Victoria McGee
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Lissianna has been spending her centuries pining for Mr. Right, not just a quick snack, and this sexy guy she finds in her bed looks like he might be a candidate. But there's another, more pressing issue: her tendency to faint at the sight of blood . . . an especially annoying quirk for a vampire. Of course it doesn't hurt that this man has a delicious-looking neck. What kind of cold-blooded vampire woman could resist a bite of that?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Tale but Terrible Narrator

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-02-14

Terrible Reader

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-07-12

I had looked forward to this series because it sounded quite promising but I must admit that I gave up after 2 hours of listening, because the reader is an absolute catastrophe. Totally monotonous voice, not even a hint at different voices for representing the different characters. I was really annoyed since I have never before encountered such a bad reading quality. It's a pity because the story sounded quite promising

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Little Stranger

  • By: Sarah Waters
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 633
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 347

In a dusty postwar summer in rural Warwickshire, a doctor is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline, its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, the clock in its stable yard permanently fixed at twenty to nine. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A subtle ghost story

  • By Jill on 13-06-09

Not terribly interesting

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-09-11

I was curious to listen to a book by Sarah Waters, seeing that she seems to be quite popular. It's not a bad book. It is well written and Waters certainly has a good way with language and she creates credible characters. And Simon Vance is an extraordinary good reader, a real pleasure to listen to!
Unfortunately, I found the book not terribly exciting. In a way one spends the whole book waiting for something to happen - and somehow it doesn't, and then you turn the last page and wonder somehow what it was supposed to have been all about. It is advertised as a ghost story - and yes, there is a ghost which brings down the family living in the same house. But somehow, even though it's all very tragic, it doesn't really add up to an exciting or gripping read. So, not a bad book, but not a brilliant one, either.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Grave Surprise

  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

A college class gets more than it bargained for when Harper gives a demonstration of her uncanny talent. Instead of just finding one body in an old grave, she finds two: the original occupant and a recently deceased girl whom Harper had tried, and failed, to find two years previously. To dispel suspicions about her innocence, Harper sets out to find the killer - only to find yet another body in the same grave.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • well worth a listen

  • By Marie on 02-04-11

Story Good - Reading Standard not so great

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-07-11

I'm a great fan of Harris's Sookie Stackhouse books (have listened to all of them) so I wanted to try the "Grave"-series. I like the book a lot. It's not as funny and charming as the Stackhouse books, but it's good entertainment and takes such a different story line that it's not just a rehash of her most successful series. So, I can really recommend it. The only thing that marrs the experience a bit is the reading style. If I compare it to the brilliant performances of Johanna Parker in the Stackhouse audio books, Bresnahans performance is somewhat substandard. She keeps pausing in the wrong places (which is really annoying) and she doesn't have a great repertoire of voices or accents, so it's a kind of continuous drone. It doesn't spoil the experience entirely, but with a better reader I would have given the book 5 stars instead of only 4.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful