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  • Barbarian’s Heart

  • Ice Planet Barbarians Series, Book 9
  • By: Ruby Dixon
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson, Mason Lloyd
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

I've never spent a day without my mate since arriving on the ice planet. I'm happy and in love, and we have a beautiful child together. All that changed when the world shook. My mate nearly died. He wakes up from his coma...and he can't remember me. Or our son. Every memory of the past two years is gone. And that changes everything between us. How can I love someone that doesn't remember me? How can I not, when I know he's still my mate underneath it all?  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not sure so far. Few hours left...

  • By Enellyia on 07-11-18

Not sure so far. Few hours left...

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

So far.... spoilers btw

Pashov nearly died and when recovered couldn't remember Stacy or his child. Despite that, he's trying to be her mate again and a father again, whilst struggling with the fact he can't remember them and wishing he could. Yet, it doesn't seem good enough for Stacy because he doesn't do the things he did before, like touch her the way he had or kiss her. She sleeps with him and then regrets it because she feels it's a betrayal to his old self and feels guilty. Wtf? Seriously, I can understand she misses certain things between them, but at least he's alive!! and is trying to make her happy. Doesn't that count for something? You'd think him being dead would be worse than losing his memory of her and their kit, but it isn't coming across that way. They have a second chance where they can make new memories, but she just seems to want the old him. She comes across as ungrateful and selfish, despite her telling herself otherwise and trying to make up excuses. She is my least favourite female in this series so far... whuch is something as i liked all the others. It would have made more sense if he were the reluctant one considering he was the one who almost died and lost his memory, but it's her.

Never thought I'd say this about one of these books, but it's annoying me so bad right now...or at least Stacy is. Despite that, it's still entertaining and I'll continue to listen on just to see how the others are and their move to the new home found in the previous book.

  • Pestilence

  • The Four Horsemen, Book 1
  • By: Laura Thalassa
  • Narrated by: Susannah Jones
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

When Pestilence comes for Sara Burn’s town, one thing is certain: everyone she knows and loves is marked for death. Unless, of course, the angelic-looking horseman is stopped, which is exactly what Sara has in mind when she shoots the unholy beast off his steed. Too bad no one told her Pestilence can’t be killed. Now the horseman, very much alive and very pissed off, has taken her prisoner, and he’s eager to make her suffer. Only, the longer she’s with him, the more uncertain she is about his true feelings towards her, and hers towards him. And now, well, Sara might still be able to save the world, but in order to do so, she'll have to sacrifice her heart in the process.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed.

  • By Enellyia on 07-10-18

Enjoyed.

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

Spoilers.

Despite it being dark and very sad at times, I really enjoyed this book. I'm glad I didn't listen to all the negative reviews I've seen. Pestilence is cold and at the beginning really does treat Sarah bad after she tried to kill him, but he isn't human and doesn't see that her trying to kill him was a sign of good and that she only did it to try and protect humanity. Pestilence has one purpose, and that is to punish humanity for being cruel, greedy and unworthy by spreading a killing plague. He doesn't even like doing it, but is driven to do so by the will of a higher power and what he believes is his only purpose. He wasn't even a man before this, and was only given an human, yet undying, form to do his job, so he has a lot to experience. It takes a lot to change him and all the while Sarah has to witness the worst of the plague that he spreads by seeing people die. Even children. Seeing her care for the sick and show them kindness is a big part of his change, as is seeing a lovely old couple show him kindness despite the fact that they know they are going to die and that he is the cause. Sarah shouldn't love him, considering all the people that have died because of him, but love is what it is. It isn't prejudice. And in the end it's her love that changes him, and potentially saves millions of other people. I say potentially because there are three more horsemen to come. I'm looking forward to the next ones.

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  • The Cruel Prince

  • The Folk of the Air, Book 1
  • By: Holly Black
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345

Of course I want to be like them. They're beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever. And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe. One terrible morning, Jude and her sisters see their parents murdered in front of them. The terrifying assassin abducts all three girls to the world of Faerie, where Jude is installed in the royal court but mocked and tormented by the Faerie royalty for being mortal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read!

  • By Vicky Hemingway on 21-01-18

just started.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-18

I have to say that I love the music and rhythm at the start. It drew me in immediately. Looking forward to this. Hope it's good.

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  • Chained

  • Brides of the Kindred, Book 9
  • By: Evangeline Anderson
  • Narrated by: William Martin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Maggie and Kor are on the run together, trying desperately to find someone to remove the alien device that was implanted in Maggie as punishment for her thievery of an expensive slave. The device, or “slut button”, as it is called, forces Maggie to sexual excesses the shy scientist has never known before - and Kor is the only one who can help her control her new urges. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good read.

  • By Enellyia on 01-09-18

Good read.

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

There's a part in this book that reminded me a lot of the TV show Spartacus. Spartacus put on a fight with his best friend Varro for a rich child's birthday. At the end of the fight the child demanded Spartacus kill Varro despite it being a friendly fight for his entertainment. Unable to kill his friend, Spartacus refused knowing they would both die. Varro, also knowing they'd both die, pulled the sword deeper into his body as Spartacus held onto it in shock. What happened with Cor and his friend is exactly the same...like exactly.... even down to some of the things they say to each other. It makes me wonder if Evangeline watched Spartacus and took the idea from that or if it is just a coincidence.

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  • The Warrior

  • Men of the North, Book 5
  • By: Elin Peer
  • Narrated by: Noelle Bridges, John Masterson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

Six months ago, Laura was Magni's sweet and submissive young wife. Tempted to experience the independence of women in the Motherlands and to learn martial arts, she ran away. Now, she's back, stronger and more confident than before, determined not to let a man dominate her, not even the one she once fell in love with and married.   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not sure yet. Slight spoilers.

  • By Enellyia on 21-08-18

Not sure yet. Slight spoilers.

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

Reviewed: 21-08-18

The first ten minutes start off well. Laura is determined to show Magni that she isn't the submissive wife that she had been before she left six months before. She promises her sensei that she won't let him control her the way he had before. This pleased me. I wanted her to stand her ground because I wanted to see Magni fight and work for her. (It's obvious he has a softer side from his interactions with little Milla and the other motlander girls)

She sees Magni from a distance at the Northmen parting ceremony and seems confident that she'll stand her ground when face to face with him. I believed this.

Then the earthquake happens. Magni takes her home and in the next ten minutes of the story, she completely dissapoints me by giving in to him and allowing him to punishe her for leaving him. And then gives in to him sexually. The sex scene was really hot, but maybe a little too soon. I'm not sure. I've read other books that slowly work up to scenes like this and fall short because of high expectations. I'm now concerned that because she gave in to him soo soon the other heated scenes between them will be mundane, and not very exciting as they already came together at the beginning of the story and let out all the sexual tension.

I'm only about thirty minutes into the book and I'm already annoyed. I never felt this way with the others. I enjoyed them from start to finish. I think because I was looking forward to this one more than the others that I was expecting a more exciting beginning. I was hoping Laura would stand her ground from the start by not giving in too soon and push Magni to bring on an exciting cat and mouse chase where he'd finally realise he'd met his match in a female. I can't see that happening now with how quickly she caved to his dominance.

One hour in. I'm starting to see Laura's backbone, speaking back to Magni and trying to stand her ground against his manly ways. Two things have slightly annoyed me, though. How can he not notice her changes body wise. Working out for six months, learning how to fight would obviously change her body. She'd be more toned. Yet, this isn't mentioned while his new scars are. Another thing is that while he slept, he dreamt of little Milla and murmured he loved her in his sleep. Despite him telling Laura who Milla is, she should have been upset by his sleeping confession. After all, he has never told Laura he loves her in all the years she's been his loyal, submissive wife. I feel her response to Milla and Magni's confession in sleep (despite the shock of Milla being a motlander girl in an experimental school in the morthlands) should have been stronger. Magni not showing his emotions or telling Laura how he feels for her is one of the reasons she left him. I expected her to think on this, but it was washed away with the knowledge of an experimental school.

So...when Laura and Magni finally go hand to hand fighting to see how good she is...it's completely skipped over. And she isn't that good Wtf. Another dissapointment.

I loved how Solomon stood up to Magni thinking Lauran needed protection. I think Magni knocking him out was a little too far, though. I'm kind of hoping Magni is Solomon's dad as they act alike and look alike. It's possible l. After all, Solomon was born in the motherlands and sent to the northlands like most Northmen boys and is at the age he could be related to Magni. It''d be a nice surprise as Milla isn't his biological child.

I'll continue to listen as the story is only just starting, but so far I'm not holding high hopes for it anymore. Maybe I looked forward to this one too much...Idk...but I'm feeling let down by it already and so early in. I really hope it gets better.

I'll update soon.

  • Wild Blood

  • Cyborg Shifters Series, Book 1
  • By: Naomi Lucas
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese, Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Dommik was a monster, a Monster Hunter, and an alpha. Part of an elite group that dealt with the horrors of the universe. At least that was what everyone at the spaceport was whispering as he walked by. A Cyborg, a hunter, a beast with eyes as dark as the pits of Hell and the stride of a predator. Katalina was a nobody who was intimate with death. It clung to her like a shroud, It followed her like the plague, and infected her like a parasite. When she overheard that the Monster Hunter needed an assistant, she took the job.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It was good.

  • By Enellyia on 14-08-18

It was good.

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

Reviewed: 14-08-18

The story is interesting and entertaining. I like the characters. But, I'm a little bit put off by the narrators.
I don't know if it's just Hollie Jackson or voice editing, but so far I find she narrates too fast as if she just wants to get the story over with. I like her emtions, I love her voice, even her attempt at a male one ( it's great), but I have to always slow her down to -90 or -85 to enjoy her narration and story and then change back to normal when it switches to another narrator.

As for Alexander Cendese...lush voice when he narrates as normal. But when he tries to do female...not so much. I'd listen to him all day if he only did male voices, but I don't like his attempt at female voice acting. Honestly, I would have preferred Hollie Jackson to do it all because she can do a good male type voice despite her natural feminine one. Alexander just sounds wrong compared to other males I've listened to doing a female voice. I'm sorry, maybe I'm just used to listening to Robert Petkoff, Jeremy York and David Brenin, but I just wasn't satisfied with his attempt. That didn't put me completely off though. I enjoyed the book. Worth listening to.

  • Fated

  • By: R. L. Mathewson
  • Narrated by: Celestine Wolf
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

As the top Alpha male of Boston, it's Drew's job to keep his Pack safe, keep the humans from finding about their existence, try to pretend that he was fine with the way that his life was going, and, most importantly, not give in to the urge to kill Kara, the thorn in his side for way too long. When fate steps in one night and destroys his world, he strikes back, but his new mate is more than he can handle....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • pyte/sentinel? Or a NFH book?

  • By Enellyia on 18-06-18

pyte/sentinel? Or a NFH book?

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

Reviewed: 18-06-18

Like the book. But, it isn't a pyte/sentinel book in my opinion. It reminds me too much of the neighbours from hell books ( That I liked). Nevertheless, this is supposed to be different. So far there hasn't been a pyte or sentinel in it. Shifters, yes (Not Cale) and it isn't like the other books.

So, sentinels we're in it later on ( way later) but no one we knew.
However, during the last 20 minutes of the book both pyte/sentinels were in it...including a sexy alpha werewolf with a tendency to steal chocolate. Ephraim, Chris and Cale make an appearance. In my opinion, I found this to be the most exciting part of the book. Maybe because I didn't know the other characters before their story, but I wasn't as in to it as the other ones.

  • Immortal Matchmakers, Inc.

  • Immortal Matchmakers, Inc. Series, Book 1
  • By: Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
  • Narrated by: Sarah Grant
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

Demigod Andrus Gray may look like every woman's dream, but when it comes to charm, he sees no point in pretending: He has none and makes no apologies for it. Behaving nicely hasn't made him the deadly assassin he is today. But is that really the reason he's still single? Goddess Cimil - owner of Immortal Matchmakers, Inc. - thinks yes. So when she foresees a mate in Andrus' near future, she's determined to make the match happen.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed the story

  • By Enellyia on 25-05-18

Enjoyed the story

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

Reviewed: 25-05-18

I liked the story. But, I didn't like the narration much. It wasn't the narrator I didn't like, however, it was the quality of the recording. It echoed, it made popping sounds, and the volume seemed to go from loud to quiet at times. It was off putting, but because the story was funny and entertaining, I kept listening. I'm not sure I'll get the next one, though. I'd like to, but I can't stand bad audio recordings. It took me a week and a half to finish this one despite liking the story and I usually finish ones I like within a few days. I struggled with this one, sadly.

  • Lauren's Barbarian: A SciFi Alien Romance

  • Icehome Series, Book 1
  • By: Ruby Dixon
  • Narrated by: Felicity Munroe, Sean Crisden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

A lush, tropical island on an icy planet makes no sense. Then again, not much makes sense anymore after waking up and finding myself not in bed but on a strange world populated by aliens. Since that moment, I've learned that nothing is normal anymore and I've got to roll with the punches. I can handle this, though. I'm strong and capable. So...washed up on a tropical island? Got it handled. Stranded alone with a brutal but delicious alien man that can't speak English but has great...ahem...body language? Yup, handled.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant.

  • By Enellyia on 03-04-18

Brilliant.

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

Reviewed: 03-04-18

Was a little bit prejudice about the whole four armed alien thing, and had decided not to buy this book. but, I changed my mind and I'm so glad. I really enjoyed it. I loved the baby. I loved how the clans came together. And I loved the suspense of being on an island that could errupt at any moment.

Btw. I saw a review that mentioned Murdock's old crew being taken away and killed, but nothing like that happened in this book, so that confused me.

The narration was great. Overall, this is my favourite so far even though it is only a spin off from ice planet barbarians.

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  • Zakota

  • Star Guardians, Book 5
  • By: Ruby Lionsdrake
  • Narrated by: Vivienne Leheny
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Katie Saunders isn’t used to sitting on her butt, but she’s been stuck doing exactly that as the Star Guardians fly all over the galaxy, trying to get her and the other kidnapped women back home. Now, it looks like they have to engage in a battle against evil aliens before making the final flight to Earth. Since they’ve captured an extra ship and are short on pilots, Katie wants to help. She flew jets during her time in the navy, and she’s been training on the spaceship’s flight simulator, so she knows she can be useful.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved the series.

  • By Nettie on 02-04-18

An amazing journey.

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

Loved all the books. The characters were brilliant, the storyline engaging. I'm sad to see it end, but what a lovely ending it was.