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  • Love and Other Wild Things

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

Welcome to Mystic Bayou, a tiny town hidden in the swamp where shape-shifters, vampires, witches, and dragons live alongside humans. The town formed around the mysterious energy rift in the bayou, which helps keep the town’s magic in balance. But lately the rift has been widening and destabilizing - threatening to send the town’s magical population into chaos. Energy witch Danica Teel has been sent by the League to figure out what’s going on, with the help of bear-shifter Mayor Zed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as first book

  • By L on 12-09-18

Its OK but not one of Molly's best

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

Reviewed: 16-01-19

This is the second book in the Mystic Bayou series and its not as good as the first.

The story is fairly typical but a bit weaker than usual and also seems to be lacking some of the humour I usually expect.
If you are a fan of Molly's books you will probably enjoy it but its definitely not one of her best, its more of a novella than a full novel as well so poor value for money.

I'm rarely a fan of multiple narrators - unless they are always used for different voices so had Jonathan always done the male voices and Amanda the female it would be OK but doing alternating chapters depending on who the main character is doesn't work for me - it would have been better to just keep Amanda for the whole book.

Summary if you are a real Molly Harper fan you will probably be OK with it but if you are trying Molly for the first time don't start with the Mystic Bayou series.

  • Glass Houses: The Morganville Vampires, Book 1

  • By: Rachel Caine
  • Narrated by: Katherine Fenton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 147

College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation, where the popular girls never let her forget just where she ranks in the school’s social scene: somewhere less than zero. When Claire heads off-campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Her new roommates don’t show many signs of life, but they come out fighting when the town’s deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood….

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • non-stop vampire action

  • By Nadia on 20-09-10

Good story well read

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

Its a bit young adult and probably aimed at younger readers than myself and the narration also seems more aimed at the teenage market but I still enjoyed it - and have now listened to the first 4 books and will be downloading book 5 soon

The story follows the adventures of 4 teenagers living in a house in an isolated town run by Vampires - its a little dystopian and the story has some dark themes but is well written and well read. It seems to be quite a long story arc though as each book sets up the next and doesn't really come to a neat end - at least the ones I have read so far don't.

The characters are all flawed and you certainly find yourself thinking they make some stupid moves but the story is entertaining enough and keeps you interested enough to keep going to find out what happens next. I cant say I have fallen in love with any of the main people though.

Worth a listen if you like this sort of book

  • Halfway to the Grave

  • Night Huntress, Book 1
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unlikely partnership. In exchange for help finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner…are there actually good vampires?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing narration

  • By Mrs Joanna Morrow on 20-05-11

Good story great characters flawed narration.

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

I loved this book - the Heroine is great and I have high hopes this series will be one I will happily work my way through - The female lead, Cat, has great potential and reminds me of early Jane Yellowrock, Mercy Thompson or Kate Daniels - though possibly not as immediately likable as Mercy for example.

The story has plenty of action and though the ending is sort of predictable there are interesting twists and turns. It is a complete story but does set up well for the next book which I have just downloaded and I have hopes this will be a series I will enjoy working my way through

The narration by Tavia Gilbert is very good for all the American characters, both male and female, with good timing and its easy to know who is speaking BUT and is a massive BUT with bells and whistles and everything her attempted English accent for Bones the main male in the story is truly dreadful - Its some sort of Cor Blimey Mockney - but not like I have ever heard anyone actually speak.( well except perhaps Dick Van Dyke )

Ive sort of managed to get past it but I see many other reviewers have found it spoiled the story too much and I can see why, so if you struggle with that sort of thing you may be better getting the kindle or print version - though not much use if like me you listen whilst driving / gardening etc

  • Covenant College

  • The Complete Series
  • By: Amanda M. Lee
  • Narrated by: Angel Clark
  • Length: 36 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

Zoe Lake is heading off to college - and she's excited. It's not a regular college, though. It's a magical college full of vampires, werewolves, ghosts, witches, sphinxes - and pretty much everything else you can imagine. Despite the monsters, it's often human nature that threatens her life most.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I grew to love it

  • By tori on 27-07-17

Great value good after slow start

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

Reviewed: 19-11-18

Slow start and the heroine not the most likable character to start with but stick with it and you grow to like both the plot and all the main characters. If you can make it past half way in book 1 you will love the rest. It its a light a easy to listen to set of stories each covering a full story though they do follow on so you do need to read them in order. Its all brought to a neat conclusion at the end of book 5.

Its set in an American college and follows the main character Zoe from arrival as a freshman through to graduation and I'd probably class this as more young adult than standard paranormal fantasy Its definitely quite funny in places and has some fairly gripping conclusions to the books. There are 2 follow on trilogies set post college which I will be trying shortly (unfortunately with a different narrator though hard to see that being an improvement).

Narrator has a slightly annoying voice but once you get used to her she reads the books well with great timing on the lines
Typical good v bad story line and mostly predictable, but if you want some light paranormal adventures with a bit of romance thrown in its well worth a listen - Similar to Molly Harper books though not quite as good in my opinion.

Great value though at 5 books for one credit

  • Storm Front

  • The Dresden Files, Book 1
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,836
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,500
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,501

A call from a distraught wife, and another from Lt. Murphy of the Chicago PD Special Investigation Unit makes Harry believe things are looking up, but they are about to get worse, much worse. Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill. Tracking that someone takes Harry into the dangerous underbelly of Chicago, from mobsters to vampires....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great story & brilliantly narrated

  • By Tom on 14-08-09

Solid start to a series that gets better each book

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

Reviewed: 31-10-18

This is a good start to a series. Its a bit slower to get going than some of the books because there is obviously some scene settiing and introduction of characters etc but its still a good and enjoyable story. You really need to start here
At the time of writing I have just finished book 7 and about to download book 8 so I must be enjoying these

Good cross between crime and urban fiction with our hero being a Wizard who is a private investigator and also consultant to the local Police.

There is a good back story which develops over the subsequent books but each book is a story in its own right

Special mention to James Marsters who is absolutely superb as the narrator in this series and really brings the books to life - one of those series where the narrator actually improves on just reading a print version

  • Cornucopia

  • Half-Breed, Book 3
  • By: Debra Dunbar
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Amber has made a deal with the devil. To protect her incubus boyfriend, Irix, from the angels, Amber has agreed to journey to Hel and assist the humans there with their failing agricultural program. It's a project the botany major and half elf/half succubus would normally love, but the elves are sticklers for genetic purity and consider her an abomination.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It was ok

  • By Book addict on 13-08-18

Short but sweet

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

Reviewed: 16-07-18

A great little short story about Ambers visit to Hel - needs to be read in sequence or it wont really work but if you liked the previous books you will like this. The fact its a bit short is my only complaint.

  • Dark Queen

  • Jane Yellowrock, Book 12
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 84

As Enforcer to the vampire Master of the City of New Orleans, Jane Yellowrock stakes her reputation and her life on keeping her territory safe. But Leo has been issued a blood challenge by the emperor of the European vampires, who seeks to usurp all of his power and possessions. If Leo loses the match to the death, the city will be forfeit, and the people of New Orleans will suffer the consequences. Jane can't let that happen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 16 hours feels like 3

  • By Suzanne on 30-05-18

Wonderful Book - sheer perfection

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

After the last couple of books being good but not great, really setup books for this one Faith Hunter delivers in full.
Its the end of the very long story arc of the European Vamps coming to visit , and it really goes out with a Bang
Hard to say too much without spoilers and there are a few shocks! It was almost impossible to put down.
I actually wondered if this was the last of the Jane Books but I've read elsewhere that there are 2 more planned so it will be interesting to see where the story goes in the next book but for now let me just say this one is possibly the best in the entire series.
Khristine Hvam is as always perfect

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  • Lake Silence

  • By: Anne Bishop
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Harris
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 57

Human laws do not apply in the territory controlled by the Others - vampires, shape-shifters, and paranormal beings even more deadly. And this is a fact that humans should never, ever forget.... After her divorce, Vicki DeVine took over a rustic resort near Lake Silence - in a human town that is not human controlled. Towns like Vicki's have no distance from the Others, the dominant predators that rule most of the land and all of the water throughout the world. And when a place has no boundaries, you never really know what's out there watching you.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • disappointing

  • By Jane on 04-10-18

Good Addition to the series

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

Reviewed: 02-05-18

A spin off from the Others books. It has none of the characters we know and love from the first four books but is set in the same world. Its a good enjoyable read but not quite the same standard as the other 4 books and I missed Simon and Meg. I liked it but got a bit frustrated at how stupid the baddies were - given all that happened in the previous books its a bit hard to believe the humans would behave in the way they did. Dont read it unless you already read the first 4

Alexandra Harris as the narratior is perfect if you are used to her in the first books

  • Shadow Hunt

  • Disrupted Magic, Book 3
  • By: Melissa F. Olson
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 32

For years now, Scarlett Bernard has counted on two things: her ability to nullify magic, and Shadow, the bargest who guards Scarlett with her life. But after a sudden revelation turns Scarlett's world upside down, she panics and leaves town without warning, leaving Shadow with her partner, Jesse. In the chaos that follows, the bargest is stolen - and Jesse nearly dies from a brutal psychic assault. It seems that an old enemy has returned for revenge...and the attack on Shadow was only the beginning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By S. Smith on 24-09-18

Best one yet

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

Reviewed: 23-03-18

If you could sum up Shadow Hunt in three words, what would they be?

Great story arc

Who was your favorite character and why?

Well Scarlett obviously but I’m also loving Shadow

What about Amy McFadden’s performance did you like?

Used to her doing these books. She always delivers with good timing distinct voices for the major characters and says the words with feeling

Any additional comments?

It’s a help if you have read or listened to the previous books as it pulls together characters from the original Scarlett Barnard series and also the Boundary Magic series. This is probably the best of the lot though with a great story with really good development of the characters. The Epilogue certainly sets up another book which I can’t wait for

  • A Storm of Swords

  • Book 3 of A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 47 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,843
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,995
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,988

The complete, unabridged audiobook of A Storm of Swords. HBO’s hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A Storm of Swords is the third volume in the series. The Seven Kingdoms are divided by revolt and blood feud, and winter approaches like an angry beast.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Time to say goodbye....

  • By A on 24-03-13

An Epic tale

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

Reviewed: 21-03-18

Where does A Storm of Swords rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Its a very good book - I actually enjoyed it more than the previous Game of Thrones books but you need to read them first

What did you like best about this story?

How you get involved with the different characters and the way we follow many different stories together

What about Roy Dotrice’s performance did you like?

Maybe its because I am used to him now but I cant imagine anyone else reading there books. Just one small comment - no idea why he changed the voice of Tywin Lannister to that of Winston Churchill for this book - about the only thing I didnt like

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes but to mention them here would be spoilers

Any additional comments?

I've come to this series late - an am also catching up with the TV versions - I think though the books are better than the TV - so much more detail