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  • How to Marry a Werewolf

  • A Claw & Courtship Novella, Book 1
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Emma Newman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

The monsters left Faith ruined in the eyes of society, so now they're her only option. Rejected by her family, Faith crosses the Atlantic, looking for a marriage of convenience and revenge. But things are done differently in London. Werewolves are civilized. At least they pretend to be. Americans: Backward heathens with no culture, Major Channing has never had time for any of them. But there's something special about Faith. Channing finds himself fighting to prove himself and defend his species. But this werewolf has good reason not to trust human women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant story told by an excellent narrator

  • By Lolah on 26-06-18

A book about chasing and courting and being caught

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

Reviewed: 17-06-18

I loved this when it came out in book format, and couldn't wait to get it in audio. Of course initially I had to get over that it is about Channing, I really didn't want to read Channing's book at first, he was so irritating a character and I just didn't see away to retrieve him.

This audio is as good as expected, I've listened to it twice already. It took me a while to get used to the accents though, I guess I'd not imagined the right American accent.

This story of Channing and Faith finding each other has a feel of Georgette Heyer about it. I love how they skirt round each other dancing in and out as they work each other out.

This book made me laugh out loud and it made me cry, I loved it. I enjoyed it so much I've listened to it twice in 24 hours.

  • Doctor Who: Twelve Doctors of Christmas

  • By: Jacqueline Rayner, Colin Brake, Richard Dungworth, and others
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh, Chris Addison, Rachael Stirling, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 184

A new collection of Christmas adventures, starring 12 incarnations of the Doctor plus many of his friends and enemies. Inside this festive audiobook of Doctor Who stories, you'll find timey-wimey mysteries, travels in the TARDIS, monster-chasing excitement and plenty of Christmas magic. Find out what happens when the Third Doctor meets Jackie Tyler, the Seventh Doctor and Ace encounter an alien at Macy's department store, and the Ninth Doctor tries to get Rose a red bicycle for Christmas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great book!

  • By Heisenberg on 07-11-17

Equal shares, perfect

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

Reviewed: 03-04-18

I enjoyed this series of stories. One story for each doctor, fair shares and each had an authentic feel.

  • Dead Man Talking: A Cozy Paranormal Mystery

  • The Happily Everlasting Series, Book 1
  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Meteorologist Zoe Parker put Everlasting in her rearview mirror as soon as she had her college degree in hand. But when Sapphire, her eccentric great-aunt, takes a tumble down the stairs in her lighthouse home, Zoe returns to the tiny fishing hamlet to look after her. Zoe has barely crossed the county line when strange things start happening with the weather, and she discovers Sapphire's fall was no accident. Someone is searching the lighthouse, but Sapphire has no idea what they're looking for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great satart to a mystery series

  • By Teddy on 17-01-18

good fun read

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

I really enjoyed this quirky cosy mystery book. It includes a lighthouse, 10 cats, a ghost and crazy weather and that's all before you get to the mystery and the gorgeous man installing the kitchen. You never know what will happen when you need to go help a great aunt after she's had a fall.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Werewolf's Christmas Wish

  • A Nocturne Falls Short
  • By: Kristen Painter
  • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
  • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town where Halloween is celebrated 365 days a year. The tourists think it's all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet without being too Soppy or Sexy

  • By Amazon Customer on 27-11-16

spicy short

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

Reviewed: 18-02-18

We've had glimpses of these two dancing round each other in the main books, it's nice to see them get together at last

  • The Witch's Halloween Hero

  • A Nocturne Falls Short
  • By: Kristen Painter
  • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
  • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town that celebrates Halloween 365 days a year. The tourists think it's all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better. When a spell goes wrong on the night of Samhain for witch Corette Williams, her only hope is the man she loves, Bartholomew Stanhill. But time is running out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • short and fun

  • By Roobarb on 17-02-18

short and fun

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

Reviewed: 17-02-18

A short story, part of the Nocturn Falls series.Could be read as a stand alone probably but better within the series as it builds on characters already introduced

Good fun

  • The Vampire's True Love Trials

  • A Nocturne Falls Short
  • By: Kristen Painter
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town that celebrates Halloween 365 days a year. The tourists think it's all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals in town know better. Vampire Sebastian Ellingham wants one thing: to marry Tessa Blythe, the Valkyrie he's fallen madly in love with. So meeting her parents seems like the natural thing to do. He's even looking forward to it, until he discovers they've already found her a husband.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • short but sweet

  • By Roobarb on 17-02-18

short but sweet

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

Reviewed: 17-02-18

You need to read this after book 6 in the series so you understand what's going on. It's short but fun and it's nice to see more of this couple.

  • How to Date Your Dragon

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi, Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180

Concerned that technology is about to chase mythological creatures out into the open (how long can Sasquatch stay hidden from Google maps?), the League for Interspecies Cooperation is sending Jillian to Louisiana on a fact-finding mission. While the League hopes to hold on to secrecy for a little bit longer, they're preparing for the worst in terms of human reactions. They need a plan, so they look to Mystic Bayou, a tiny town hidden in the swamp where humans and supernatural residents have been living in harmony for generations.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • New series has potential, but annoying audio

  • By jules on 31-01-18

This was fun

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

Reviewed: 26-01-18

I loved this, dragons, gold, romance, intrigue, suspence and a flick to the end I didn't expect. Yes!

When's the next out? Can I have it now please?

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Changing Nature

  • The Immortal Descendants, Book 3
  • By: April White
  • Narrated by: Gemma Barrett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Saira and Archer's romantic London summer is shattered by the bold kidnappings of Immortal Descendants. Its clear Mongers want control of the Descendant families, and when they target a powerful Shifter, there's no doubt they will eliminate anyone who stands in their way. A split in time could be the cause of this new Monger aggression, and Saira, Archer, and Ringo suspect their time-traveling nemesis Bishop Wilder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping action packed time travel

  • By Roobarb on 17-01-18

Gripping action packed time travel

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

Reviewed: 17-01-18

Travelling back in time to correct a change made by another time traveller Saira meets a bloodthirsty Joan of Arc becomes part of the battle between the French and the English armies and struggles to save her friends.

Another gripping instalment in this series. If you've not read the others, Marking Time, which is book one is currently free on kindle.

  • Marking Time

  • The Immortal Descendants, Book 1
  • By: April White
  • Narrated by: Gemma Barrett
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Seventeen-year-old tagger Saira Elian can handle anything...a mother who mysteriously disappears, a stranger who stalks her around London, and even the noble English Grandmother who kicked Saira and her mother out of the family. But when an old graffiti tag in a tube station transports Saira to the 19th Century and she comes face-to-face with Jack the Ripper, she realizes she needs help after all. Saira meets Archer, a charming student who helps her blend in as much as a tall, modern American teen can in Victorian England.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hold on tight as you travel through

  • By Roobarb on 29-12-17

Hold on tight as you travel through

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

Reviewed: 29-12-17

This is a gripping story that flips back and forth through time as we find out about Saira's family history, she makes friends, and rescues her Mum from danger in the past. There's a hint of romance, a lot of intrigue and although I believe it's aimed at younger adults is a fantastic read for those of us who aren't so young.

This is a new version on Audible, read by the same person (Gemma Barrett) who reads the others. If you have the previous version it's not necessary to own this one but I saw it was on sale so grabbed it. Gemma reads well and now it flows with the others so there's no change in pronunciation which is good.

  • Better Homes and Hauntings

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

When Nina Linden is hired to landscape a private island off the New England coast, she sees it as her chance to rebuild her failing business after being cheated by her unscrupulous ex. She never expects that her new client, software mogul Deacon Whitney, would see more in her than just a talented gardener. Deacon has paid top dollar to the crews he’s hired to renovate the desolate Whitney estate - he had to, because the bumps, thumps, and unexplained sightings of ghostly figures in 19th-century dress are driving workers away faster than he can say “Boo.”

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of fun

  • By Hazel on 08-10-14

Different but just as good

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

Reviewed: 23-12-17

I loved this, it kept me on the edge of my seat but made me laugh too.