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  • Cat's Night Out

  • Tails from the Federal Witch
  • By: T S Paul
  • Narrated by: Francis Alais
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Catherine Moore, Cat to her friends, trained with her friend Agatha Blackmore to be the best FBI Agents to ever graduate from the academy. When Agatha left for her Probi assignment, Cat had one of her own. A serial killer stalked the South. Sometimes it takes a monster to catch a monster.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting set of Stories

  • By Rob R on 17-07-17

Interesting set of Stories

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

Reviewed: 17-07-17

Several short stories that give insite into things mentioned in the main books with the story of Cats probi mission being my favourite and a wish it had been longer. If you like the main stories a lot I would recommend reading these but you only lose a bit of background if you don't and the main stories are fine without them.
The narrator does a good job adding to the enjoyment.

  • Born a Witch...Drafted by the FBI!

  • The Federal Witch, Book 0
  • By: T S Paul
  • Narrated by: Francis Alais
  • Length: 1 hr
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Agatha Blackmore came into her powers early as a child. Her first spell was a thing of beauty and wonder. It brought terror into the hearts of her family. Who wanted to accidentally become a pink chicken? Now that she's older her magic is out of control. She needs a teacher and none of the Witch Schools will take her. How about a career in law enforcement? The FBI needs serious help in catching law breaking paranormals. It's a match made in heaven or is it in hell? God only knows what happens next.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The story was great but the delivery...

  • By Vanessa on 27-08-17

A good listen an introduction to the series

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

Reviewed: 22-02-17

Would you listen to Born a Witch...Drafted by the FBI! again? Why?

It is good enough to listen to again but as a short introduction and background to the main stories there is no real need.

What about Francis Alais’s performance did you like?

Her performance was very good and suited the characters very well to the point that an annoying and funny little character was both annoying and funny. Her portrayal of the lead as a fun loving teen with things to learn was done well with her voice enhancing the authors words.

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

You can't beat the title that's the one i would use. "Born a Which, drafted by the FBI".

Any additional comments?

As with all background introduction stories this was short, an I would have liked more but the narration and tail made me want to read an listen to the first main book in the series. In other words it did its job.

  • Death Becomes Her

  • The Kurtherian Gambit, Book 1
  • By: Michael Anderle
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

What you thought you knew about vampires and werewolves is wrong...so very, very, wrong. A thousand years of effort to keep the Unknown World hidden is unraveling and the Patriarch is tired. He needs to find someone to take over. He finds Bethany Anne.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid Start to a Long Series

  • By Farnham_red on 22-11-17

Death does indeed become her, or recruits her

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

Reviewed: 22-02-17

Where does Death Becomes Her rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It ranks highly dew to interesting story and good narration.

What other book might you compare Death Becomes Her to, and why?

Justice is Calling, it's in the same universe, both are the start of an arc. They each have a narrator that's does an excellent job.

Which character – as performed by Emily Beresford – was your favourite?

They were all performed well. Emily did an excellent job with the narration, and I suspect she really likes the character of Bethany Ann, colourful phrases and all, as I could sense her enjoyment.

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

This is a book I did listen to in one sitting, I only intended to spend 1 or 2 hours at most. Not only that but had next book been available I probably would have listened to that as well. Mind you when I read the book I had the same response stopping only at book 10 and then only because I was needed in th real world.

Any additional comments?

I will be happy to buy the narration for the rest of series and listen to the books I have read if the price is acceptable as the first was with the read and listen deal.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Justice Is Calling

  • Reclaiming Honor, Book 1
  • By: Justin Sloan, Michael Anderle
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

The daughter of a vampire and sister of a devil walking, Valerie finds out she has something neither her brother nor her father possesses: she has honor. Now, she needs to flee a brother who leaves her for dead. Because, if there is one thing Valerie understands it's that justice doesn't turn the other cheek.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Innovative and Excellence in one place

  • By Scott R on 18-08-17

Kurtherian Universe fan, I think you'll like this

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

Reviewed: 22-02-17

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

Kate did an excellent job narrating this book and is as responsible as much as the story was for me finishing listening to the entire book at 6am when I only planed to listen to a chapter or two the night before.

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

Apocalypse, Vampires and Werewolves. People may have survived but what of honour and justice.

Any additional comments?

This linked but separate story set in the Kurtherian Gambit Universe on Earth after the fall (its part of the main story arc, but only the setting for this sub arc) has got me as interested in the new characters as I was in the original ones. I can't wait to see how they evolve. The story felt different to the main arc but still belonged, it had me wanting more. If you like the main arc I am confident you will like this arc. It works well in both written and narrated form.

  • So Not a Hero

  • By: S. J. Delos
  • Narrated by: Angela Brazil
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

After serving two years in a federal prison, Karen Hashimoto is out on parole and eager to put her criminal past behind her. No easy task, since she's also the former supervillain known as Crushette. A chance encounter leads to an unexpected opportunity, and she is recruited as the newest member of the city's premier team of superheroes: The Good Guys.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I hope there another book

  • By oliver on 27-04-16

A nice change on the Hero story.

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

Reviewed: 31-07-16

I liked this book and enjoyed the narration. I wouldn't say it was a clever plot but it was one that kept me entertained and once finished I looked for the next book but that wasn't available at the time but is as I write this review. I can't decide whether to just read it or wait for the audio book as that added significantly to my enjoyment of the first. When I read this book I was reading a lot of hero books and this was a nice change from the normal, if you like books on heroes then I would say get this and if you can the audio version as well, if you only like traditional heroes then think hard and check the samples both audio and book but I still think you should give it a go.