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  • No Dominion: The Walker Papers: A Garrison Report

  • By: C. E. Murphy
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Recently widowed after nearly fifty years of marriage, Gary Muldoon had given up on adventure. Then shaman Joanne Walker climbed into the back seat of his cab, and since then, Gary has trifled with gods, met mystics, slain zombies and ridden with the Wild Hunt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great main Gary Story but not the short Stories

  • By Eeyore460 on 08-06-17

Great main Gary Story but not the short Stories

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

Reviewed: 08-06-17

This audiobook only includes the no dominion story included in the No Dominion Garrioson Walker Paper book which is a shame as the kindle book includes all the other shorts that have been written in her blog or in anthologies e.g. Magic Hath an Element, Rabbit Tricks etc and it would of been great to listen to these too. So for those expecting all stories included in the kindle book to be included your going to be as disappointed as I was.

No dominion should be read after Raven Calls otherwise it's context won't make much sense.

  • 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

Sound quality poor

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

Reviewed: 19-05-17

Excellent voices for the different characters but poor sound quality at times.

Great Series written from the POV of a young woman Witch with too much power at a young age who goes to work for the FBI.

  • Moon Tortured

  • Sky Brooks Series, Book 1
  • By: McKenzie Hunter
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Sky Brooks's life started with a death - her own. Sky spent the first 23 years of her life unaware of this, among other things. She always thought she was just a shapeshifter until she woke up in a strange house in rural Illinois - battered, bruised, and with only vague memories of her mother's death at the hands of vampires. At the request of a powerful witch, Sky is put under the protection of the Midwest Pack. But she isn't sure she can trust them, especially after she meets the dangerously sexy Ethan, a pack member who's known for being more ruthless than altruistic.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance slow

  • By Eeyore460 on 20-02-17

Performance slow

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

Reviewed: 20-02-17

The performance is slow at the start but improves as the story progresses.

Overall it's an ok story I'm reading this through my kindle unlimited account and bought the audiobook book to listen to while reading. The writing improves as the story progresses (if this is their first book that would explain it) There's a few times it feels as if the writer has used a thesaurus as the word they've used is out of the blue.

If you like stories with were, vampires and magic then give this a try. I'm going to read the second book to see how the story progresses as I usually find the writing improves in second books or I quickly move onto another book.

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  • At Blade's Edge

  • Goddess With a Blade
  • By: Lauren Dane
  • Narrated by: Simone Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Rowan Summerwaite is no ordinary woman. Raised at the knee of The First and honed into a weapon by the Hunter Corporation, she wields ancient knowledge from the Goddess Brigid...and is newly married to a powerful Vampire scion. Though she'd hoped the deadly events in Venice would end the threat to The Treaty she is sworn to protect, Rowan found evidence of a grander conspiracy to destroy the fragile peace that holds humans, Vampires, and those with magic back from war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story

  • By Eeyore460 on 12-01-16

Excellent story

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

Reviewed: 12-01-16

Lauren's writing has improved greatly since the first book where she used to repeat some phrases again and again.

I felt the narrator didn't put as much effort into the characters as she did in the last book. The book is mainly written from the view of the main female character and her British husband.While she's a clear narrator and makes some effort it can be difficult at times to workout which characters part she's reading and she was far clearer in the previous book.

The original narrator for the first two books made an excellent effort to get the characters accents eg British, Irish and American correct and whether they where male or female but she had the sort of voice that suited those parts.

  • Justice Calling

  • The Twenty-Sided Sorceress, Book 1
  • By: Annie Bellet
  • Narrated by: Folly Blaine
  • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Gamer. Nerd. Sorceress. Jade Crow lives a quiet life running her comic book and game store in Wylde, Idaho. After twenty-five years fleeing from a powerful sorcerer who wants to eat her heart and take her powers, quiet suits her just fine. Surrounded by friends who are even less human than she is, Jade figures she's finally safe, as long as she doesn't use her magic. When dark powers threaten her friends' lives, a sexy shape-shifter enforcer shows up.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Short but Fun

  • By Hannah on 04-03-16

Great series

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

Reviewed: 05-12-15

This is a great original series. I look forward to the complete series in audiobooks. The book finished far too quickly and the story could be expanded. I expect this to down to a newish writer as the content of the story could be easily twice as long.
You get a great feel for the characters and their interactions. I liked how she ended the book/story leaving you wanting to read the next but not feeling as if she's cut the story in half.

  • Vampire Shift

  • Kiera Hudson Series, Book One
  • By: Tim O'Rourke
  • Narrated by: Keely Beresford
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 115

When 20-year-old police recruit Kiera Hudson is posted to the remote town of The Ragged Cove, her life is changed forever. Investigating a series of horrific murders, grave desecrations, and missing persons, with her unique ability of "seeing", Kiera soon realizes her life is in danger. But when Kiera falls in love with police officer Luke Bishop, not only is her mind and her heart opened to a terrifying new world, she comes to suspect that Luke might be involved in the killings.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible narration

  • By Debra on 26-11-15

Excellent narration

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

Reviewed: 24-07-15

Though story is slow to start it gives a very good introduction into Kiera Hudson's world.

The narrator did an excellent job with the story making efforts to do different voices for different characters thus bring the story to life.

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  • Sovereign Hope

  • The Hope Series
  • By: Frankie Rose
  • Narrated by: Ashlyn Selich
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

Everyone has a soul. Some are just worth more than others. Farley Hope has no idea who she really is. Not until she meets Daniel, anyway. He has answers to the painful questions that plague her life, and once she learns the truth, there is no going back. She is thrust into a world of darkness, where she must learn to fight to survive; where your soul is your only true currency; where the promise of love is marred by the promise of death. Farley Hope is prophesied. Her coming has been awaited for hundreds of years. She is destined to end the tyranny of the Soul Reavers forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story

  • By Eeyore460 on 26-09-14

Excellent story

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

Reviewed: 26-09-14

Where does Sovereign Hope rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's a very good audiobook and with a few negative items remedied could be excellent.

What aspect of Ashlyn Selich’s performance might you have changed?

I liked they way this book was read but parts of the text were missed. I'm not sure if this was her error or done in editing but it made me give this performance a 3 instead of a 4 or 5. She made an attempt at different characters however there were a few parts from the male lead character that would of been better read by a male actor as it was confusing a couple of times as the reader didn't change tone so it wasn't until she was part way through did you realise that the POV had changed.

Any additional comments?

With the corrections to editing and a male actor for the male POV this would be 5*.

  • The Finisher

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

Welcome to Wormwood: A place where curiosity is discouraged and no one has ever left. Until one girl, Vega Jane, discovers a map that suggests a mysterious world beyond the walls. A world with possibilities and creatures beyond her imagining. But she will be forced to fight for her freedom. And unravelling the truth may cost Vega her life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book for ages 10+

  • By Eeyore460 on 08-07-14

Great book for ages 10+

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

Reviewed: 08-07-14

If you could sum up The Finisher in three words, what would they be?

This a wild mixture of Fantasy, science fiction and myth.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I was surprised by the plot I would have expected an action packed adventure instead it was more of a dystopian type novel. One thing I found inconsistent was the use of made up names mixed in with real but once you get used to it it's ok. If you listen to this along with reading the book you may find some of the swear words used are different and a few extra words are added on occasion during discussions between characters, not sure why the differerences usually it's a difference between US and UK English but this didn't seem to be the case.
I would of liked less swear words and while he tends to used the same ones throughout I do think its excessive. If the reader is younger than 10 you may want to check the use of words to ensure its suitable.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The narrator gives a good representation of the character that captures her personality and so you feel sad when the character feels sad. She also makes a great attempt at distinguishing the voices of the other characters.

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  • Power

  • By: Kristie Cook
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

As the Amadis prepare for war, Alexis returns to Florida with orders to relax, regenerate and replenish her depleted power. But her task list quickly grows - establish a new safe house, learn the art of conversion, find her AWOL protector, help a desperate fan, and protect her son. Oh, and figure out what's going on with her husband, whose peculiar behavior just might get them killed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great to have audiobook out at same time as book

  • By Eeyore460 on 07-12-13

Great to have audiobook out at same time as book

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

Reviewed: 07-12-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Power to be better than the print version?

I love reading the book with the audiobooks as with a good narrator they do different voices/accents so you get a better feel for the story

What did you like best about this story?

I liked how the characters interact

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

Acting the story out using different voices for the different characters

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

Family

Any additional comments?

This was a great end to the series and had a lot of family values included as well as the story both being very sad at times with happy moments included

0 of 1 people found this review helpful